US Pat. No. 10,193,300

COMPACT STORAGE RING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET FREE ELECTRON LASER

Lyncean Technologies, Inc...

1. A system for producing a high power extreme ultraviolet (EUV) beam, including:a compact electron storage ring configured for emission of free-electron laser (FEL) radiation, wherein a circumference of the compact electron storage ring is less than 60 meters;
an electron injector configured to insert an electron beam into the compact electron storage ring;
a plurality of bending magnets and a plurality of quadrupole magnets interspersed along the compact electron storage ring, wherein at least a corresponding one of the quadrupole magnets is between any two of the bending magnets along the compact electron storage ring;
a magnetic undulator configured to allow the electron beam to pass through the magnetic undulator where the electron beam is induced to microbunch and radiate coherently, wherein the magnetic undulator is a transverse gradient undulator that includes a plurality of transverse gradient undulator components and each of the transverse gradient undulator components includes a periodic structure of mechanically coupled set of magnetic components with alternating poles that create alternating transverse magnetic fields along at least a portion of a length of the transverse gradient undulator to generate at least a portion of the free-electron laser radiation when the electron beam travels along at least the portion of the length of the transverse gradient undulator, and for each of the plurality of transverse gradient undulator components, the included corresponding mechanically coupled set of magnetic components with alternating poles is uniformly tilted in a transverse direction to a path of the electron beam; and
an exit aperture configured to output a portion of the free-electron laser radiation at an extreme ultraviolet wavelength produced by an interaction of the electron beam through the magnetic undulator, wherein the output portion of the free-electron laser radiation is provided to a lithography system as a light source for the lithography system and an average power of the output portion of the free-electron laser radiation is greater than 250 W.

US Pat. No. 10,193,298

HIGH GAIN OPTICALLY PUMPED FAR INFRARED LASER

TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A FIR laser comprisesa vacuum chamber,
a beam pump source coupled to the chamber,
a rear mirror with an off center hole,
a waveguide, wherein the rear mirror and waveguide are housed in the chamber,
a pump beam reflector coupled to the chamber opposite the rear mirror, and
an output coupler positioned external to the chamber, wherein the distance between the rear mirror and output coupler define the cavity length of the FIR laser.

US Pat. No. 10,193,290

BATTERY COMPARTMENT AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A battery compartment, comprising a support, a button covering the support, and a switch button accommodated in the support;the support defining a mounting hole and at least one locating hole; the support further defining a first through hole on two lateral surfaces thereof respectively; and the switch button directly facing the mounting hole;
the battery compartment further comprising an elastic element and a revolving shaft; the elastic element having one end abutting against a surface of the button facing the support, and the other end passing through the mounting hole to abutting against the switch button;
the button being provided with at least one connector assembly; the connector assembly defining a second through hole thereon; the connector assembly being configured to be inserted into the locating hole; and the revolving shaft passing through the first through hole and the second through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,284

DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING A MULTI-PHASE ELECTRIC CONNECTION AND AN ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING CORRESPONDING DEVICES

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. An apparatus for establishing a multi-phase electrical connection, comprising:at least one connecting element per phase,
wherein each connecting element comprises two busbars and a number (N) of substantially identical, flexible conductors arranged in parallel with one another in a plane, said conductors electrically conductively connecting the two busbars,
wherein a spacing (a) of geometric center points of cross sections of adjacent conductors from one another is at least twice as large as an equivalent diameter (d, dequiv) of one of the conductors,
wherein each busbar respectively comprises a connection region for electrical and mechanical connection of the connecting element to an electrical device and wherein the connecting elements are arranged in parallel with one another and the geometric center points of the cross sections of adjacent conductors of adjacent connecting elements, which are assigned to different phases, have a spacing (b) from one another that is in each case at most half the product of the number (N) of electrical conductors minus 1 multiplied by the spacing (a) of the conductors of a phase from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,193,279

EXTENSION CORD, SOCKET AND COVER OF A SOCKET

ROMI SYSTEMS AB OY, Vasa...

1. An extension cord comprising:a lead having a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a socket having a cover and the second end comprising a plug, the cover being attached to the socket by a hinged joint possessing a force which resists opening of the cover, wherein:
the socket includes a front side, a rear side, and a sheath between the front side and the rear side,
the cover includes a first portion that covers the front side of the socket and a second portion that extends over the sheath from the front side toward the rear side, and
the second portion of the cover comprises a retainer, the retainer including a slot and a hole at the bottom of the slot, the slot decreasing in width from an edge of the second portion to the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,272

ADAPTER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BUSHINGS

ORMAZABAL Y CIA, S.L.U., ...

1. An adapter (1) for an electrical connection bushing, with application in a connection point between a piece of high-voltage electrical equipment (2) independent from the adapter (1) and comprising at least one female electrical connection bushing (4), and at least one cable (3) independent from the adapter (1) and comprising a terminal (5),wherein the adapter (1) comprises a body (6) of insulating material, equipped with a first connection end (8) configured to couple in a sealed manner into said at least one female bushing (4) of the high-voltage electrical equipment (2) and with a second connection end (9) configured to couple to the female terminal (5) of the cable (3);
wherein the inside of the first connection end (8) is at least partially coated with a first conductive coating (12), and the outside of the first connection end (8) is at least partially coated with a second conductive coating (13);
wherein the first connection end (8) comprises a connector (14) encapsulated in the body (6) configured to connect to at least one conductive terminal (15) of said female bushing (4) when the first connection end (8) is coupled in a sealed manner into said at least one female electrical connection bushing (4) of the high-voltage electrical equipment (2);
wherein the connector (14) comprises conductive parts (16) and at least one conductive ring (18), the conductive parts (16) being mounted axially in openings (18) provided radially in the ring (18), and an electrical connection between said conductive parts (16) and the conductive terminal (15) is inside the insulating body (6);
wherein the second connection end (9) of the body (6) comprises at least one encapsulated conductive bar (11) that is connected to said conductive parts (16) of the connector (14);
wherein the connector (14) comprises at least one conductive tube (17), said conductive parts (16), which are mounted axially in the openings (18) provided radially in the ring (18); being incorporated inside said at least one conductive tube (17), and connection points of said conductive parts (16) with the conductive terminal (15) and the conductive bar (11), respectively, being located inside said at least one conductive tube (17);
wherein the adapter (1) further comprises at least one means for controlling an electric field (23), the at least one means for controlling the electric field (23) being mounted on said at least one conductive tube (17) and on the ring (18) to control the electric field at a point inside said at least one conductive tube (17) where the first connection end (8) and the second connection end (9) converge.

US Pat. No. 10,193,264

OUTLET COVER

Elbee Pty Ltd., Bondi Ju...

1. An electrical outlet cover comprising: a cover plate having an electric outlet-facing side, an outwardly-facing side, and a first engagement member; a plurality of prongs extending from the electric outlet-facing side of the cover plate and insertable into contact holes of an electrical outlet; and a grasping arm disposed on the outwardly-facing side of the cover plate when the grasping arm is in a closed position, and pivotably moveable between the closed position and an open, grasping position, the grasping arm having a second engagement member; wherein in the closed position, the second engagement member engages the first engagement member to prevent pivoting of the grasping arm out of the closed position; the grasping arm is resiliently deformable to a deformed state in which the first engagement member disengages from the second engagement member to allow the grasping arm to pivot to the open position; and the second engagement member is re-engageable with the first engagement member after the grasping arm has been in the open position to prevent pivoting of the grasping arm out of the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,193,256

POWER SUPPLY BOARD BRIDGE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTING STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

XIAMEN GHGM INDUSTRIAL TR...

1. A power supply board bridge connector, comprising an insulating base, an insulating cover, and at least one metallic elastic plate, the insulating cover being configured to cover the insulating base, at least one receiving groove is defined between the insulating base and the insulating cover, a bottom of the insulating base being formed with through holes communicating with the receiving groove, at least two left and right pins being provided beneath the insulating base, the pins being mated with insertion holes of two left and right power supply boards so that the insulating base bridges over the two power supply boards, the metallic elastic plate being placed in the receiving groove, the metallic elastic plate having two left and right elastic contacts, the two left and right elastic contacts pass through the through holes at the bottom of the receiving groove to be electrically connected to the left and right power supply boards respectively so as to achieve a bridging electrical connection between the two power supply boards,wherein opposing sides of the insulating base are provided with side slots corresponding in position to the pins, lower ends of the side slots extend to the pins respectively, each of the side slots is provided with a metallic buckle, the metallic buckle has a mounting plate abutting against a wall of the corresponding side slot, a bottom of the mounting plate of the metallic buckle is bent upward to form an elastic plate, the elastic plate is formed with a buckle protrusion to mate with respective edges of the insertion holes for installing and fixing the insulating base and the power supply boards, an upper end of the elastic plate is formed with a press portion above the power supply boards, when the press portion is pressed towards the mounting plate in the corresponding side slot, the buckle protrusion is disengaged from the edges of the insertion holes to disconnect the insulating base from the power supply boards.

US Pat. No. 10,193,225

BEAM FORMING NETWORK FOR FEEDING SHORT WALL SLOTTED WAVEGUIDE ARRAYS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A radar system comprising:a set of radiating waveguides located in a waveguide layer, each having a radiating waveguide input, wherein each radiating waveguide has a height and a width that are equal to that of each other radiating waveguide, wherein the set of radiating waveguides are aligned on a plane defined by a center of the width of at least one of the set of radiating waveguides and a length of the at least one of the set of radiating waveguides, and wherein each radiating waveguide is coupled to at least one radiating element located in a radiating layer; and
a beamforming network located in the waveguide layer, wherein the beamforming network comprises:
a beamforming network input;
a set of beamforming network outputs, wherein each beamforming network output is coupled to one of the radiating waveguide input; and
a cascaded set of dividers configured to split electromagnetic energy from the beamforming network input:
a first level of the cascaded set of dividers configured to split the electromagnetic energy from the beamforming network input into first-level beamforming waveguides;
a second level of the cascaded set of dividers configured to split the electromagnetic energy from each of first-level beamforming waveguides into respective second-level beamforming waveguides for each respective first-level beamforming waveguide, wherein one of the respective second-level beamforming waveguides for each respective first-level beamforming waveguide is coupled to one of the beamforming network outputs; and
a third level of the cascaded set of dividers configured to split the electromagnetic energy from one of the respective second-level beamforming waveguides for each respective first-level beamforming waveguide into respective third-level beamforming waveguides for each respective second-level beamforming waveguides, wherein each third-level beamforming waveguide is coupled to a respective one of the beamforming network outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,193,150

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE MATERIAL, LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY THAT USE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE MATERIAL

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A cathode material for lithium ion secondary battery, made from an agglomerate including secondary particles formed via aggregation of primary particles of a lithium metal composite oxide having a layered structure, represented by the following composition formula (I)Li1+xM11?x?yM2yO2  (I)
where x is a number satisfying a relationship of ?0.1?x?0.3; y is a number satisfying a relationship of 0?y?0.1; M1 is at least one kind of an element selected from a group of Ni, Co, Mn; and M2 is at least one kind of an element selected from a group of Mg, Al, Ti, Zr, Mo, Nb, Fe, B, wherein
the secondary particles forming the agglomerate have a particle size D10, which corresponds to 10% in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution encompassed within the range from 0.5 ?m to 10 ?m, and simultaneously a particle size D90, which corresponds to 90% in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution encompassed within the range of more than 10 ?m and equal to 50 ?m or less, when analyzed by laser diffraction/scattering particle size distribution measurement; and
a mean porosity of the secondary particles having the particle size D90 is higher than a mean porosity of the secondary particles having the particle size D10.

US Pat. No. 10,193,146

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING GRAPHENE BASED MATERIAL

Graduate School at Shenzh...

1. A method for manufacturing graphene based material comprising:providing a graphene oxide dispersion comprising graphene oxide dispersed in solvent;
directly introducing a hydrogen sulfide gas to the graphene oxide dispersion at a redox reacting temperature to create a graphene dispersion, the graphene dispersion created by a redox reaction between the graphene oxide and the hydrogen sulfide gas, wherein the hydrogen sulfide reduces the graphene oxide into graphene, and elemental sulfur produced from the hydrogen sulfide is deposited on surfaces of the graphene;
solvothermal reacting the graphene dispersion to achieve a graphene-based gel comprising a three dimensional porous graphene macrostructure and elemental sulfur deposited on surfaces and pores of the three dimensional porous graphene macrostructure, with the three dimensional porous graphene macrostructure being a free-standing structure; and
removing the solvent to achieve the graphene based material.

US Pat. No. 10,193,126

BATTERY TERMINAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BATTERY TERMINAL, AND BATTERY

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A battery terminal comprising a shaft portion and a flange portion that radially expands in a radiation direction from the shaft portion,the battery terminal made by performing extrusion processing on a clad material in which at least a first metal layer and a second metal layer are bonded to each other, wherein
each of the shaft portion and the flange portion includes the first metal layer and the second metal layer, and
the first metal layer includes a protruding portion in the shaft portion that protrudes toward the second metal layer in the shaft direction.

US Pat. No. 10,193,113

VENT ADAPTER FOR LEAD-ACID BATTERY SYSTEMS

Johnson Controls Techolog...

1. A lead-acid battery system comprising a lead acid battery, and a vent adapter coupled to a vent port of the lead-acid battery, wherein the vent adapter comprises:a first side comprising a first connector having a first cross-sectional geometry along the first side and mated via a first interference fit with the vent port of the lead-acid battery, wherein the vent port is configured to vent gases evolved from the lead-acid battery; and
a second side in fluid communication with the first side and comprising a second connector having a second cross-sectional geometry along the second side configured to mate with a vent passage of an automobile, wherein the first and second cross-sectional geometries have respective shapes that are different from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,193,081

ORGANIC COMPOUND FOR OPTOELECTRIC DEVICE AND COMPOSITION FOR OPTOELECTRIC DEVICE AND ORGANIC OPTOELECTRIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A compound for an organic optoelectric device, the compound represented by a combination of Chemical Formula I-1 and Chemical Formula I-2 linked together:
wherein, in Chemical Formulae I-1 and I-2,
Y1 to Y8 are independently C or CRa,
W1 is N or NRb,
one of Y1 to Y8 and W1 of Chemical Formula I-2 is linked to L1 of Chemical Formula I-1,
R1 to R12, Ra and Rb are each independently hydrogen, deuterium, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a combination thereof,
L1 is a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylene group, or a combination thereof, and
n1 is an integer of 1 to 3,
wherein “substituted” refers to that at least one hydrogen is replaced by deuterium, a halogen, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a C1 to C30 amine group, a nitro group, a C1 to C40 silyl group, a C1 to C30 alkyl group, a C1 to C10 alkylsilyl group, a C6 to C30 arylsilyl group, a C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a C2 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a C6 to C30 aryl group, a C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a fluoro group, a C1 to C10 trifluoroalkyl group, or a cyano group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,078

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting device, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
an organic layer between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the organic layer includes at least one first material and at least one second material, the first material being represented by Formula 1 and the second material being represented by Formula 2,

wherein, in Formulae 1 and 2,
L11 is selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
L21 and L22 are each independently selected from a methylene group, an ethylene group, a propylene group, a butylene group, a phenylene group, a naphthylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, a thiophenylene group, a furanylene group, an imidazolylene group, an indolylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a benzofuranylene group, a benzothiophenylene group, a triazolylene group, a tetrazolylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group; and
a methylene group, an ethylene group, a propylene group, a butylene group, a phenylene group, a naphthylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, a thiophenylene group, a furanylene group, an imidazolylene group, an indolylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a benzofuranylene group, a benzothiophenylene group, a triazolylene group, tetrazolylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a cyclopentyl group, a cyclohexyl group, a cycloheptyl group, a cyclopentenyl group, a cyclohexenyl group, a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furanyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzoimidazolyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, a dibenzocarbazolyl group, a thiadiazolyl group, and an imidazopyridinyl group;
a11, a21, and a22 are each independently 0 or 1;
R11 and R12 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
R21 and R22 are each independently selected from a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, an acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, a pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, a ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furanyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isoothiazolyl group, a oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a dibenzosilolyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, and a dibenzocarbazolyl group; and
a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furanyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a dibenzosilolyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, and a dibenzocarbazolyl group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C20-C20 alkyl group, a C20-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furanyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzoimidazolyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, and a dibenzocarbazolyl group;
b11 and b12 are each independently selected from 1, 2, and 3;
R13 and R14 are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, and —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3);
b13 and b14 are each independently selected from 1, 2, 3, and 4;
X21 is selected from an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a selenium atom;
Y21 is selected from a moiety represented by one of Formulae 7-1 to 7-7 below:

wherein, in Formula 7-1, E21 is selected from:
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyrazine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, and a tetrazole; and
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyrazine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, and a tetrazole, each substituted with at least one selected from a methyl group, a phenyl group, and a naphthyl group;
wherein, in Formulae 7-3 to 7-7, E21 to E25 are each independently selected from:
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyridine, a pyrazine, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine; and
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyridine, a pyrazine, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine, each substituted with at least one selected from a methyl group, a phenyl group, and a naphthyl group;
wherein, in Formula 7-2,
E21 is selected from:
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyridine, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine; and
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyridine, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine, each substituted with at least one selected from a methyl group, a phenyl group, and a naphthyl group; and
E22 is selected from:
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine; and
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine, each substituted with at least one selected from a methyl group, a phenyl group, and a naphthyl group;
n21 is 1; and
at least one substituent of the substituted C6-C60 arylene group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, the substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl ring, and the substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl ring is selected from:
a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, and —Si(Q11)(Q12)(Q13);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C1-C60 alkenyl group, a C1-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, and —Si(Q21)(Q22)(Q23); and
—Si(Q31)(Q32)(Q33),
Q1 to Q3, Q11 to Q13, Q21 to Q23, and Q31 to Q33 are each independently selected from a C1 -C60 alkyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,076

AMINE COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT COMPRISING SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

12. An organic light emitting device comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode provided opposite to the first electrode; and
one or more organic material layers provided between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein one or more layers of the organic material layers include the compound of claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,193,074

AMINE-BASED COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organic light-emitting device, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode facing the first electrode; and
an organic layer that is between the first electrode and the second electrode, the organic layer including an emission layer that includes a host and a dopant,
wherein the dopant includes an amine-based compound represented by Formula 1 below:

wherein, in Formula 1,
R1, R3, R6, and R8 are each independently a group represented by Formula 1-a, below, a group represented by Formula 1-b, below, a hydrogen, a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q1)(Q2), —Si(Q3)(Q4)(Q5), or —B(Q6)(Q7); at least one of R1, R3, R6, and R8 being a group represented by Formula 1-a, below, and at least one additional one of R1, R3, R6, and R8 being a group represented by Formula 1-a or a group represented by Formula 1-b,
R2, R4, R5, R7, R9, and R10, are each independently a hydrogen, a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q1)(Q2), —Si(Q3)(Q4)(Q5), or —B(Q6)(Q7);

wherein, in Formulae 1-a and 1-b,
L1, and L2 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group;
* is a binding site to a neighboring atom;
a1 and a2 are each independently 0, 1, 2, or 3;
R23 and R24 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group;
R21 and R22 are each independently a group represented by Formula 1-c, below, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group; at least one of R21 and R22 being a group represented by Formula 1-c;

wherein, in Formula 1-c,
R31 to R34 are each independently a hydrogen, a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q1)(Q2), —Si(Q3)(Q4)(Q5), or —B(Q6)(Q7);
* is a binding site to a neighboring atom;
b33 is 1, 2, or 3; and
b34 is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
at least one substituent of the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, the substituted C6-C60 arylene group, the substituted C2-C60 heteroarylene group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, the substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, the substituted C6-C60 arylthio group, the substituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and the substituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group is:
a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, or a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, or a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q11)(Q12), —Si(Q13)(Q14)(Q15), or —B(Q16)(Q17);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, each substituted with a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q21)(Q22), —Si(Q23)(Q24)(Q25), or —B(Q26)(Q27); or
—N(Q31)(Q32), —Si(Q33)(Q34)(Q35), or —B(Q36)(Q37); and
wherein Q1 to Q7, Q11 to Q17, Q21 to Q27, and Q31 to Q37 are each independently a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,073

AMINE-BASED COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A compound represented by Formula 1:
wherein, in Formula 1, L1 and L2 are each independently selected from, a phenylene group, a pentalenylene group, an indenylene group, a naphthylene group, an azulenylene group, a heptalenylene group, an indacenylene group, an acenaphthylene group, a fluorenylene group, a spiro-fluorenylene group, a benzofluorenylene group, a dibenzofluorenylene group, a phenalenylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a fluoranthenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a naphthacenylene group, a picenylene group, a perylenylene group, a pentaphenylene group, a hexacenylene group, a pentacenylene group, a rubicenylene group, a coronenylene group, an ovalenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, a thienylene group, a furanylene group, a silolylene group, an imidazolylene group, a pyrazolylene group, a thiazolylene group, an isothiazolylene group, an oxazolylene group, an isooxazolylene group, a pyridinylene group, a pyrazinylene group, a pyrimidinylene group, a pyridazinylene group, an isoindolylene group, an indolylene group, an indazolylene group, a purinylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phthalazinylene group, a naphthyridinylene group, a quinoxalinylene group, a quinazolinylene group, a cinnolinylene group, a carbazolylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a phenazinylene group, a benzimidazolylene group, a benzofuranylene group, a benzothienylene group, a benzosilolylene group, an isobenzothiazolylene group, a benzooxazolylene group, an isobenzooxazolylene group, a triazolylene group, a tetrazolylene group, an oxadiazolylene group, a triazinylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, a dibenzothiophenylene group, a benzocarbazolyene group, a dibenzocarbazolyene group, and a dibenzosilolylene group; and
a phenylene group, a pentalenylene group, an indenylene group, a naphthylene group, an azulenylene group, a heptalenylene group, an indacenylene group, an acenaphthylene group, a fluorenylene group, a spiro-fluorenylene group, a benzofluorenylene group, a dibenzofluorenylene group, a phenalenylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a fluoranthenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a naphthacenylene group, a picenylene group, a perylenylene group, a pentaphenylene group, a hexacenylene group, a pentacenylene group, a rubicenylene group, a coronenylene group, an ovalenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, a thienylene group, a furanylene group, a silolylene group, an imidazolylene group, a pyrazolylene group, a thiazolylene group, an isothiazolylene group, an oxazolylene group, an isooxazolylene group, a pyridinylene group, a pyrazinylene group, a pyrimidinylene group, a pyridazinylene group, an isoindolylene group, an indolylene group, an indazolylene group, a purinylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phthalazinylene group, a naphthyridinylene group, a quinoxalinylene group, a quinazolinylene group, a cinnolinylene group, a carbazolylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a phenazinylene group, a benzimidazolylene group, a benzofiranylene group, a benzothienylene group, a benzosilolylene group, an isobenzothiazolylene group, a benzooxazolylene group, an isobenzooxazolylene group, a triazolylene group, a tetrazolylene group, an oxadiazolylene group, a triazinylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, a dibenzothiophenylene group, a benzocarbazolyene group, a dibenzocarbazolyene group, and a dibenzosilolylene group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a cyclopentyl group, a cyclohexyl group, a cycloheptyl group, a cyclopentenyl group, a cyclohexenyl group, a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, an acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, a pentphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thienyl group, a furanyl group, a silolyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzimidazolyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothienyl group, a benzosilolyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothienyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, a dibenzocarbazolyl group, and a dibenzosilolyl group;
a1 and a2 are each independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and the sum of a1 and a2 is 1 or greater;
R1 to R4 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group;
R5 and R6 are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a cyano group, a nitro group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group;
b1 and b2 are each independently selected from 0 and 1, wherein the sum of b1 and b2 is 1 or greater;
at least one substituent of the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, substituted C6-C60 arylene group, substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, substituted divalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, substituted C6-C60 aryl group, substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and substituted monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group is selected from,
a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, and —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3);
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arythio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arythio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group; and
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arythio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arythio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group; wherein
Q1 to Q3 are each independently selected from a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,071

DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AN ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd,...

1. A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus, the method comprising:arranging a mask on a substrate, the mask having an opening corresponding to a pattern of an organic emission layer;
forming the organic emission layer by:
disposing an inkjet roller on the mask;
supplying inks from ink storage tanks external to the inkjet roller to connection tanks;
supplying the inks from the connection tanks mounted inside a central axis of the inkjet roller to ink headers mounted on the inkjet roller via connection pipes;
discharging the inks onto the substrate from the ink headers, through the opening of the mask, by rotating the inkjet roller according to a signal of a control unit; and
curing the organic emission layer,
wherein the connection tanks comprise a plurality of connection tanks respectively corresponding to colors of the organic emission layer and disposed inside the central axis of the inkjet roller and
wherein the plurality of connection tanks supplies the inks comprising the colors of the organic emission layer to corresponding ink headers of the ink headers mounted on the inkjet roller.

US Pat. No. 10,193,070

ELECTROACTIVE MATERIALS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A compound having Formula Iwherein:R1 and R2 are the same or different at each occurrence and are selected from the group consisting of alkyl, silyl, germyl, hydrocarbon aryl, N-heteroaryl, O-heteroaryl, S-heteroaryl, N,O-heteroaryl, and deuterated analogs thereof;
R3 and R4 are the same or different at each occurrence and are selected from the group consisting of alkoxy, siloxy, siloxane, alkenylaryl, aryloxy, deuterated alkoxy, deuterated siloxy, deuterated siloxane, deuterated alkenylaryl, and deuterated aryloxy;
a is an integer from 1-4; and
b is an integer from 0-4;
wherein the N-heteroaryl is derived from a compound selected from the group consisting of pyrrole, pyridine, pyrimidine, carbazole, imidazole, benzimidazole, imidazolobenzimidazole, triazole, benzotriazole, triazolopyridine, indole, indolocarbazole, phenanthroline, quinoline, isoquinoline, quinoxaline, substituted derivatives thereof, and deuterated analogs thereof;
wherein the O-heteroaryl is derived from a compound selected from the group consisting of furan, benzofuran, dibenzofuran, substituted derivatives thereof, and deuterated analogs thereof;
wherein the S-heteroaryl is derived from a compound selected form the group consisting of thiophene, benzothiophene, dibenzothiophene, substituted derivatives thereof, and deuterated analogs thereof; and
wherein the N,O-heteroaryl is derived from a compound selected from the group consisting of oxazole, benzoxazole, phenoxazine, substituted derivatives thereof, and deuterated analogs thereof;
wherein the substituted derivatives have substituents selected from the group consisting of D, alkyl, silyl, germyl, aryl, deuterated alkyl, deuterated silyl, deuterated germyl, and deuterated aryl.

US Pat. No. 10,193,069

POLYMER FOR USE IN ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT EMPLOYING SAME

1. A polymer for an organic electroluminescent element, comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (1) in repeating units constituting a main chain:
where Z represents one or two or more kinds of repeating units selected from groups derived from indolocarbazoles represented by the following formulae (1a) to (1e), A represents one or two or more kinds of repeating units represented by the following formula (4a) or (4b) and different from Z, l and m each represent an abundance molar ratio, and when a ratio of all repeating units is defined as 100 mol %, l is 10 to 90 mol % and m is 10 to 90 mol %, and n represents an average repetition number and is 5 to 1,000;

in the formulae (1a) to (1e), Ar1's each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C18 arylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C18 heteroarylene group, and R1's each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C12 alkyl group, a C1 to C12 alkoxy group, a C6 to C18 aryl group, a C6 to C18 aryloxy group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyl group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyloxy group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryl group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryloxy group, or a C3 to C18 cycloalkyl group;

where Y1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C6 alkylene group, O, or S,
Y2 represents a C(R4)2 group, or O,
R3's each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C12 alkyl group, a C1 to C12 alkoxy group, a C6 to C18 aryl group, a C6 to C18 aryloxy group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyl group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyloxy group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryl group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryloxy group, or a C3 to C18 cycloalkyl group, and
R4 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1 to C12 alkyl group, a C3 to C18 cycloalkyl group, a C6 to C18 aryl group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyl group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryl group, or a C4 to C30 heteroarylalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,067

ELECTRIC FIELD CONTROL ELEMENT FOR PHONONS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A phonon transistor comprising:electrical contacts on an electrically conductive medium;
first and second quantum dots embedded in the electrically conductive medium such that in the presence of an electric field provided by an electric potential on the electrical contacts, a state of the first quantum dot couples with a state of a combination of the second quantum dot and the electrically conductive medium; and
a phononic wave guide coupled to the electrically conductive medium, the phononic wave guide configured to transport phonons therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,193,065

HIGH K SCHEME TO IMPROVE RETENTION PERFORMANCE OF RESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (RRAM)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An integrated circuit of a resistive random access memory (RRAM) cell, the integrated circuit comprising:a bottom diffusion barrier layer, wherein a width of the bottom diffusion barrier layer decreases from top to bottom;
a bottom electrode overlying the bottom diffusion barrier layer;
a data storage region having a variable resistance and arranged over the bottom electrode;
a diffusion barrier layer arranged over the data storage region;
an ion reservoir region arranged over the diffusion barrier layer;
a top electrode arranged over the ion reservoir region;
a hard mask layer over the top electrode; and
an insulating layer extending conformally from contact with a sidewall of the bottom diffusion barrier layer to contact with a top surface of the hard mask layer, wherein the insulating layer is overhung by the bottom diffusion barrier layer and has a bottom surface even with that of the bottom diffusion barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,059

PERPENDICULARLY MAGNETIZED SPIN-ORBIT MAGNETIC DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A perpendicularly magnetized spin-orbit magnetic device, comprising:a heavy metal layer;
a magnetic tunnel junction, disposed on the heavy metal layer;
a first antiferromagnetic layer;
a first block layer, disposed between the magnetic tunnel junction and the first antiferromagnetic layer; and
a first stray field applying layer, disposed between the first antiferromagnetic layer and the first block layer, and providing a stray magnetic field parallel to a film plane,
wherein the heavy metal layer is disposed on the first block layer, and the first block layer is disposed on the first stray field applying layer,
wherein the heavy metal layer and the first block layer have a same first film plane area, and the magnetic tunnel junction has a second film plane area, wherein the first film plane area is greater than the second film plane area,
wherein the first antiferromagnetic layer contacts the first stray field applying layer to define a direction of a magnetic moment in the first stray field applying layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,058

MAGNETORESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A magnetoresistive memory device comprising:a first magnetic layer;
a second magnetic layer provided on one major surface side of the first magnetic layer via a first nonmagnetic layer;
a third magnetic layer provided on a surface side the second magnetic layer which is opposite from the first magnetic layer, via a first Ru layer;
a sidewall insulating film provided on sides of the first to third magnetic layers;
a fourth magnetic layer provided on another major surface side of the first magnetic layer via a second nonmagnetic layer, a side surface of the fourth magnetic layer being located on an outer side with respect to a side surface of the first magnetic layer; and
a fifth magnetic layer provided on a surface side of the fourth magnetic layer which is opposite from the first magnetic layer, via a second Ru layer;
wherein:
the second and fourth magnetic layers comprise a material of a same kind, and the third and fifth magnetic layers comprise a material of a same kind,
the second magnetic layer is thinner than the third and fourth magnetic layers, and
the fifth magnetic layer is thinner than the third and fourth magnetic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,193,057

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A magnetic memory device comprising:a stacked structure including a magnetic element; and
a protective insulating film which covers the stacked structure and is formed of a metallic oxide,
wherein:
a metal element contained in the metallic oxide is selected from yttrium (Y), calcium (Ca) and hafnium (Hf), and
a linear coefficient of thermal expansion of the metallic oxide is greater than 5×10?6/K.

US Pat. No. 10,193,055

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a first wiring layer disposed on an upper surface of the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer disposed above the first insulating layer, and on the first wiring layer;
a second wiring layer disposed on an upper surface of the second insulating layer;
a cavity disposed in the first insulating layer;
a piezoelectric substrate disposed in the cavity;
an electrode disposed on the piezoelectric substrate and configured to convert an electrical signal into an elastic wave or to convert an elastic wave into an electrical signal;
a first via extending through the second insulating layer and into the first insulating layer, and electrically connecting the electrode to the second wiring layer;
a second via extending through the second insulating layer and electrically connecting the first wiring layer to the second wiring layer; and
a sealing part disposed on the piezoelectric substrate, the sealing part enclosing the electrode and forming an air gap around the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,053

INSULATING BASE MATERIAL WITH CONDUCTIVE PATTERN

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An insulating base material including a conductive pattern comprising:an insulating base material layer;
a metal layer provided on the insulating base material layer; and
a conductive pattern including a conductive material, and provided on the metal layer; wherein
the metal layer has an in-plane resistance value that is at least about 0.1 M? larger than an in-plane resistance value of the conductive pattern; and
a thickness of the metal layer is less than a thickness of the conductive pattern including the conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,193,051

ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. An acoustic wave device comprising:a piezoelectric substrate that is a rotated Y-cut LiTaO3 substrate;
an Interdigital Transducer (IDT) that is provided on the piezoelectric substrate and excites an acoustic wave; and
gratings that are provided on both sides of the IDT in an aperture direction thereof,
wherein:
a duty ratio of electrode fingers of the gratings is larger than a duty ratio of the electrode fingers of the IDT, or a thickness of the electrode fingers of the gratings is larger than a thickness of the electrode fingers of the IDT, or a thickness of an added film provided on the electrode fingers of the gratings is larger than a thickness of an added film provided on the electrode fingers of the IDT;
a pitch of the electrode fingers of the gratings is smaller than a pitch of the electrode fingers of the IDT; and
a resonant frequency of the gratings is substantially the same as a resonant frequency of the IDT.

US Pat. No. 10,193,047

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATING HEAT FLUX ROUTING STRUCTURES FOR THERMOELECTRIC GENERATION

1. An electronic assembly comprising:a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface;
a conductive plane on the first surface of the substrate, the conductive plane comprising a central region and a plurality of arms radially extending from the central region of the conductive plane, each of the plurality of arms comprising an end portion distal from the central region;
a thermoelectric generator device coupled to the central region of the conductive plane;
a plurality of heat generating devices coupled to the second surface of the substrate, each heat generating device of the plurality of heat generating devices aligned with the end portion of one of the plurality of arms; and
a plurality of thermal guide traces positioned on the first surface of the substrate and surrounding the conductive plane such that the thermal guide traces thermally couple the plurality of heat generating devices to the central region, wherein the plurality of thermal guide traces are shaped and positioned to guide heat flux present on or within the substrate toward the central region of the conductive plane.

US Pat. No. 10,193,046

THERMOELECTRIC GENERATING DEVICE AND THERMOELECTRIC GENERATING METHOD

Kelk Ltd., Hiratsuka-shi...

1. A thermoelectric generating device comprising:a thermoelectric generating element configured to convert thermal energy to electric energy and to output the electric energy;
a temperature measuring unit configured to measure hot side temperature of the thermoelectric generating element;
a temperature controller configured to perform control to increase an amount of current returning to the thermoelectric generating element when the hot side temperature becomes higher than predetermined temperature; and
an opening/closing switch connected to each end of the thermoelectric generating element, wherein the opening/closing switch is configured to open/close between the ends of the thermoelectric generating element,
wherein the temperature controller controls the opening/closing switch to close the opening/closing switch when the hot side temperature becomes higher than the predetermined temperature to allow current to return to the thermoelectric generating element.

US Pat. No. 10,193,044

LIGHT EMITTING PACKAGE HAVING A GUIDING MEMBER GUIDING AN OPTICAL MEMBER

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

1. A light emitting device package, comprising:a base including a flat top surface;
a first electrical circuit component on the flat top surface of the base;
a second electrical circuit component on the flat top surface of the base;
a light emitting diode disposed on a region of the flat top surface of the base, wherein the region excludes the first electrical circuit component and the second electrical circuit component;
an optical member comprising a light transmissive material configured to pass light emitted from the light emitting diode; and
a guiding member having a closed loop shape surrounding the region for guiding the optical member,
wherein the first electrical circuit component includes a first portion disposed between the flat top surface of the base and a bottom surface of the guiding member,
wherein the second electrical circuit component includes a second portion disposed between the flat top surface of the base and the bottom surface of the guiding member,
wherein the first electrical circuit component includes a first extension portion that extends from the first portion to a first location outside of an outer edge of the guiding member in a first direction, and a second extension portion extends from the first location to a second location outside of the outer edge of the guiding member in a first changed direction different than the first direction, the first and second locations being disposed on the flat top surface,
wherein the second electrical circuit component includes a third extension portion that extends from the second portion to a third location outside of the outer edge of the guiding member in a third direction, and a fourth extension portion extends from the third location to a fourth location outside of the outer edge of the guiding member in a second changed direction different than the third direction, the third and fourth locations being disposed on the flat top surface,
wherein the first direction is antiparallel to the third direction, and
wherein the second extension portion and the fourth extension portion have point symmetry with respect to a center of the region surrounded by the guiding member.

US Pat. No. 10,193,041

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC T...

1. A method for manufacturing a light emitting diode comprising:providing a light emitting diode chip formed on a base, wherein the light emitting diode chip does not cover a peripheral region of the base, the light emitting diode chip comprises a semiconductor structure, a first electrode, and a second electrode, the semiconductor structure comprises a etched N-semiconductor layer, a etched light active layer, and a etched P-semiconductor layer arranged in that sequence from a bottom to a top, the first electrode is formed on a surface of the etched P-semiconductor layer facing away from the etched light active layer, the second electrode is formed on a surface of the etched N-semiconductor layer connected to the light active layer;
forming a packaging layer to cover the etched light emitting diode chip, the packaging layer exposing the first electrode and the second electrode;
defining a through hole on a region of the packaging layer corresponding to the peripheral region of the base, along a direction from the top to the bottom, and the through hole separated from a periphery of the light emitting diode chip;
forming a conductive substrate fully infilled in the through hole;
forming a first conductive layer on a surface of the conductive substrate facing away from the base, and the first conductive layer connected to the conductive substrate and the first electrode; and
removing the base.

US Pat. No. 10,193,031

METHOD FOR APPLYING PHOSPHOR TO LIGHT EMITTING DIODES AND APPARATUS THEREOF

1. A Light-Emitting Diode (LED) system comprising:a substrate;
an LED die attached to the substrate via a bottom side of the LED die;
an at least partly reflective film attached to a top side of the LED die; and
phosphor attached to one or more sides of the LED die via application of a coverlay that forms a cavity around the LED die and the application including at least one of using a squeegee to place the phosphor into the cavity, spraying the cavity with the phosphor, or disposing the phosphor in a sheet form onto the LED die.

US Pat. No. 10,193,030

COMPOSITE MATERIALS HAVING RED EMITTING PHOSPHORS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) light source radiationally coupled to a composite material comprising a phosphor of formula I and a thermally conductive material dispersed in at least a portion of a binder material,

 wherein the thermally conductive material comprises a material selected from the group consisting of aluminum phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium phosphate, barium phosphate, strontium phosphate, an alkali metal halide, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, a compound of formula II, and combinations thereof;

 wherein A is independently at each occurrence Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, or combinations thereof, M is independently at each occurrence Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Hf, Y, La, Nb, Ta, Bi, Gd, or combinations thereof, x is independently at each occurrence an absolute value of a charge on a [(M,Mn)Fy] ion and a [MFy] ion, and y is 5, 6, or 7.

US Pat. No. 10,193,028

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a resin package comprising:
a plurality of leads that includes:
a first lead having an upper surface, and
a second lead having an upper surface, and
a resin body that includes:
a first resin portion having at least one inner lateral wall surface,
a second resin portion,
a third resin portion disposed between the first lead and the second lead and having an upper surface, and
a resin connection portion,
the plurality of leads and the at least one inner lateral wall surface of the first resin portion defining a recess,
the upper surface of the first lead, the upper surface of the second lead and the upper surface of the third resin portion located at a bottom of the recess,
at the bottom of the recess, the second resin portion being in contact with a portion of the upper surface of the third resin portion and surrounding an element mounting region, and
the resin connection portion connecting the first resin portion and the second resin portion at the bottom of the recess;
at least one light emitting element disposed on the element mounting region at the bottom of the recess of the resin package; and
a light-reflective member disposed between the inner lateral wall surface and the second resin portion in the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,193,026

PARTIAL SPACERS FOR WAFER-LEVEL FABRICATED MODULES

Heptagon Micro Optics Pte...

1. A wafer-level method of fabricating a plurality of optoelectronic device modules, the method comprising:providing a cover substrate that includes transparent regions, the cover substrate having a respective passive optical element on each transparent region;
providing a plurality of first spacer elements on a surface of the cover substrate, wherein adjacent passive optical elements are separated from one another by a respective first spacer element;
providing a base substrate including a surface on which are mounted a plurality of optoelectronic devices;
providing a plurality of second spacer elements on the surface of the base substrate, wherein adjacent optoelectronic devices are separated from one another by a respective second spacer element;
joining each first spacer element on the cover substrate directly to a corresponding one of the second spacer elements on the base substrate to form a wafer stack, each of the first spacer elements being fixed to a corresponding one of the second spacer elements by adhesive, such that each passive optical element is aligned with a corresponding one of the optoelectronic devices;
degassing volatile organic compounds through the adhesive; and
separating the wafer stack into a plurality of optoelectronic device modules, wherein each optoelectronic device module includes at least one of the passive optical elements and at least one of the optoelectronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,193,025

INORGANIC LED PIXEL STRUCTURE

X-Celeprint Limited, Cor...

1. An inorganic light-emitting diode (iLED) pixel structure, comprising:a transparent pixel substrate having an LED surface, an emission surface opposite the LED surface, and one or more sides other than the LED surface and the emission surface that are not parallel to the LED surface or the emission surface;
an iLED mounted on the LED surface of the pixel substrate, the iLED having an emission side adjacent to the LED surface of the pixel substrate to emit light into the pixel substrate and out of the emission surface, wherein the iLED is non-native to the transparent pixel substrate; and
a reflector disposed on at least a portion of the one or more sides.

US Pat. No. 10,193,022

PIXEL STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A pixel structure, comprising:a substrate;
a gate electrode disposed on the substrate;
a capacitor electrode disposed on the substrate and spaced apart from the gate electrode;
a first insulation layer covering the gate electrode and the capacitor electrode, the first insulation layer having at least two recesses vertically above the capacitor electrode;
an active layer disposed on the first insulation layer;
drain and source electrodes disposed on the active layer and spaced apart from each other; and
an extension electrode extending from the drain electrode or the source electrode into the recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,193,021

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A semiconductor light-emitting element comprising:a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type and having a composition of GaN;
a light-emitting functional layer including a light-emitting layer formed on the first semiconductor layer; and
a second semiconductor layer that is of a conductivity type opposite to the conductivity type of the first semiconductor layer and is formed on the light-emitting functional layer,
wherein:
the light-emitting layer includes a base layer with a plurality of base segments that have a composition subject to stress from the first semiconductor layer and are formed in a random net shape, and a quantum well structure layer including at least one quantum well layer each having a composition of InGaN and at least one barrier layer that are formed on the base layer, and
the base layer includes a first sub-base layer, a trench that partitions the first sub-base layer for each of the plurality of base segments, and a second sub-base layer formed to bury the first sub-base layer, the first sub-base layer having a composition of AlGaN, and the second sub-base layer being formed from AlGaN that has an Al composition that is greater than an Al composition of the first sub-base layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,020

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., ...

1. A nitride semiconductor light emitting device, comprising:a first conductive type nitride semiconductor layer;
an active layer disposed under the first conductive type nitride semiconductor layer;
a second conductive type nitride semiconductor layer disposed under the active layer;
mesa regions disposed upward from the second conductive type nitride semiconductor layer so as to expose the first conductive type nitride semiconductor layer;
a second electrode disposed under the second conductive type nitride semiconductor layer;
a cover metal layer disposed at a corner under the second conductive type nitride semiconductor layer so as to overlap a part of the second electrode, and partially exposed in the upward direction;
an insulating layer disposed under the cover metal layer, the second electrode, and the mesa regions;
openings of the insulating layer, disposed at portions corresponding to the mesa regions so as to expose the first conductive type nitride semiconductor layer;
a first electrode disposed under the insulating layer and in the openings;
a conductive substrate disposed under the first electrode; and
a second electrode pad disposed over the exposed cover metal layer, wherein when a first width of the second electrode between one mesa region of the mesa regions and another mesa region adjacent to the mesa region is represented by a and a second width of the second electrode between a mesa region at an edge and an extension line of the cover metal layer at the corner is represented by b, a relation of a>b is established.

US Pat. No. 10,193,018

COMPACT LOW POWER HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH LIGHT EMITTING DIODES THAT EXHIBIT A DESIRED BEAM ANGLE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

10. A display panel comprising:a plurality of pixels that are controllable to form an image, each pixel comprising a plurality of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs); and
a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) backplane to activate the LEDs;
wherein each LED in the plurality of LEDs is configured to emit light at a specified beam angle to direct the light toward a viewer's pupil, and wherein at least one of the LEDs comprises:
a substrate:
a first doped semiconductor disposed over the substrate and forming a projection with sloped surfaces;
a light emitting layer disposed over the projection of the first doped semiconductor, wherein the beam angle is determined in part by a slope of the sloped surfaces;
a second doped semiconductor layer disposed over the light emitting layer; and
an electrode disposed over one side of the second doped semiconductor layer to cause an intensity of the light emitted from the light emitting layer to be higher in a direction normal to a plane of the one side that has the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,017

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD., ...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a substrate including a first to fourth corners, the first corner and the second corner disposed in a direction along an edge of the substrate and the third corner and the forth corner disposed in the direction along another edge of the substrate opposite to the edge of the substrate;
a first to third light emitting cells that are disposed on the substrate and sequentially arranged along the direction, each light emitting cell including a first conductive type semiconductor layer, a second conductive type semiconductor layer disposed on the first conductive type semiconductor layer, and an active layer interposed between the first conductive type semiconductor layer and the second conductive type semiconductor layer;
a first electrode pad disposed in the first light emitting cell and electrically connected to the first conductivity type semiconductor layer of the first light emitting cell, the first electrode pad located closer to the first corner than the second to fourth corners;
a second electrode pad disposed in the third light emitting cell and electrically connected to the second conductivity type semiconductor layer of the third light emitting cell, the second electrode pad located closer to the third corner than the first, second and fourth corners;
a first connector connecting the first light emitting cell to the second light emitting cell and disposed closer to the fourth corner than the first, the second and the third corners;
a second connector connecting the second light emitting cell to the third light emitting cell and disposed closer to the second corner than the first, the third and the fourth corners; and
an insulation layer formed above the substrate and under the second connector,
wherein a surface of the second connector and a surface of the insulation layer include a pattern corresponding to a shape of an upper surface of the substrate,
wherein the second light emitting cell includes a second extension and a third extension that are electrically connected to the second conductivity type semiconductor layer of the second light emitting cell,
wherein the insulation layer comprises a first portion under the second connector and second portion under the second and the third extension, and
wherein a width of the first portion is wider than a width of the second portion and the third extension.

US Pat. No. 10,193,016

III-NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

DOWA Electronics Material...

1. A III-nitride semiconductor light-emitting device including an n-type semiconductor layer; a light emitting layer containing at least Al; an electron blocking layer; and a p-type semiconductor layer in this order,wherein the light emitting layer has a quantum well structure constituted by a stack of well layers and barrier layers,
the electron blocking layer is adjacent to the light emitting layer and is formed from a layer having an Al content higher than that of the barrier layers and the p-type semiconductor layer, and
the electron blocking layer includes a Si-based doped region layer, and wherein a dopant for the Si-based doped region layer is Si alone.

US Pat. No. 10,193,014

OXYGEN CONTROLLED PVD ALN BUFFER FOR GAN-BASED OPTOELECTRONIC AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming an aluminum nitride (AlN) buffer layer for GaN-based optoelectronic or electronic devices, the method comprising:reactive sputtering an AlN layer above a substrate, the reactive sputtering comprising reacting an aluminum-containing target housed in a physical vapor deposition (PVD) chamber with a nitrogen-containing gas or a plasma based on a nitrogen-containing gas; and
incorporating oxygen into the AlN layer including at an interface between the AlN layer and the substrate by flowing of the oxygen-containing gas subsequent to beginning reacting the aluminum-containing target with the nitrogen-containing gas or the plasma based on the nitrogen-containing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,193,010

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. A light emitting element comprising:a semi-insulating substrate;
a light emitting part that is formed on a front surface side of the semi-insulating substrate; and
a light receiving part that is formed on the front surface side, that shares a semiconductor layer with the light emitting part, that receives light propagating in a lateral direction through the semiconductor layer from the light emitting part, and that is configured to output current corresponding to the received light,
a first anode electrode pad connected to the light emitting part,
a first cathode electrode pad connected to the light emitting part,
a second anode electrode pad connected to the light receiving part, and
a second cathode electrode pad connected to the light receiving part,
wherein the first anode electrode pad, the first cathode electrode pad, the second anode electrode pad, and the second cathode electrode pad are separated from each other and are formed on the front surface side of the semi-insulating substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,193,008

LIGHTER THAN AIR VEHICLE

BAE Systems Plc, London ...

1. A lighter than air vehicle comprising:an envelope containing a lighter than air gas, at least part of the envelope admitting the passage of light therethrough;
a plurality of devices for receiving the light;
a directing device for selectively redirecting the light which passes through the at least part of the envelope; and
the directing device for selectively redirecting the light being configured to operate in either a first mode of operation or a second mode of operation;
the directing device for selectively redirecting the light being configured to be changed from operating in its first mode of operation to operating in its second mode of operation;
the directing device for selectively redirecting the light being configured to, when operating in its first mode of operation, direct the light onto a first device of the plurality of devices for receiving light and not onto a second device of the plurality of devices for receiving light, the second device being a different device to the first device; and
the directing device for selectively redirecting the light being configured to, when operating in its second mode of operation, direct the light onto the second device and not onto the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,003

SOLAR CELL UNIT, SOLAR CELL ARRAY, SOLAR CELL MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A solar cell unit, comprising:a cell including a cell substrate and a plurality of secondary grid lines disposed on a front surface of the cell substrate, the secondary grid lines comprising at least two edge secondary grid lines and a middle secondary grid line, wherein:
each of the at least two edge secondary grid lines is adjacent to an edge of the cell substrate,
the middle secondary grid line is disposed inside a region defined by the at least two edge secondary grid lines, and
the at least two edge and middle secondary grid lines each comprises a welding portion, the welding portion of each of the at least two edge secondary grid lines having a projection area in the cell substrate larger than the welding portion of the middle secondary grid line; and
a plurality of conductive wires spaced apart from each other and welded with the secondary grid lines in the welding portions.

US Pat. No. 10,193,000

FAST RECOVERY INVERSE DIODE

IXYS, LLC, Milpitas, CA ...

1. A power semiconductor device die having a top semiconductor surface, a bottom semiconductor surface, and peripheral side edges, the die comprising:a bottomside P type silicon region that extends upward from the bottom semiconductor surface of the die that also extends laterally outwardly to the peripheral side edges of the die, wherein the bottomside P type silicon region has a P type dopant concentration of less than 8×1017 atoms/cm3;
an N? type silicon region disposed over the bottomside P type silicon region;
an N+ type silicon contact region that extends downward from the top semiconductor surface and into the N? type silicon region;
a P type silicon peripheral sidewall region that extends laterally inwardly from the peripheral side edges of the die and laterally rings the N? type silicon region, wherein the P type silicon peripheral sidewall region joins the bottomside P type silicon region thereby forming a P type isolation structure, and wherein each of the N? type silicon region, the N+ type silicon contact region, the P type silicon peripheral sidewall region, and the bottomside P type silicon region is of bulk silicon wafer material;
a topside passivation layer disposed over a part of the top semiconductor surface of the die, wherein the topside passivation layer is disposed over the P type silicon peripheral sidewall region and rings around the N+ type silicon contact region;
a deep layer of hydrogen ions that has a distribution disposed about a hydrogen ion local concentration peak surface, wherein the hydrogen ion local concentration peak surface is a planar surface that extends in a plane parallel to the bottom semiconductor surface, and wherein the hydrogen ion local concentration peak surface extends through the N? type silicon region but does not extend through the bottomside P type silicon region;
a shallow layer of ions that has a distribution disposed about an ion local concentration peak surface, wherein the ion local concentration peak surface is a planar surface that extends in a plane parallel to the bottom semiconductor surface, wherein the ion local concentration peak surface extends through the bottomside P type silicon region but does not extend through the N? type silicon region, and wherein the ions of the shallow layer of ions are ions taken from the group consisting of hydrogen ions and helium ions;
a topside metal electrode disposed on the N+ type silicon contact region; and
a bottomside metal electrode disposed on the bottom semiconductor surface of the die.

US Pat. No. 10,192,999

VERTICAL MEMORY CELL WITH NON-SELF-ALIGNED FLOATING DRAIN-SOURCE IMPLANT

STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSS...

1. A method, comprising:etching a trench in a substrate;
depositing a first dielectric layer on walls of the trench;
forming a vertical selection gate extending in the trench;
depositing on the substrate a second dielectric layer;
forming a floating gate partially overlapping the vertical selection gate over a non-zero overlap distance;
forming an electrically floating doped region at an intersection of a vertical channel region extending opposite the selection gate and a horizontal channel region extending opposite the floating gate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,992

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a light blocking layer;
a semiconductor layer including an oxide semiconductor material and disposed over the light blocking layer, the semiconductor layer including a channel region, a source region and a drain region that are positioned at two opposite sides of the channel region, the source region and the drain region being positioned at a same layer as the channel region;
an insulating layer disposed over the semiconductor layer;
a gate electrode disposed over the insulating layer, the gate electrode overlapping the light blocking layer with the channel region interposed between the gate electrode and the light blocking layer;
a passivation layer disposed over the gate electrode; and
a data input electrode and a data output electrode disposed over the passivation layer, the data input electrode being electrically connected to the source region, and the data output electrode being electrically connected to the drain region,
wherein:
an edge boundary of the gate electrode overlaps the insulating layer in a plan view,
the edge boundary of the insulating layer overlaps the semiconductor layer in the plan view,
the edge boundary of the insulating layer overlaps the light blocking layer in the plan view, and
the passivation layer contacts a side surface and a top surface of the insulating layer, a side surface of the gate electrode, and a top surface of the source region or the drain region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,990

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a crystalline oxide semiconductor layer;
forming a first insulating layer over the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer;
forming a gate electrode over the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer with the first insulating layer positioned therebetween;
forming a gate insulating layer by etching the first insulating layer with the gate electrode used as a mask until the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer is partly exposed; and
forming a crystalline region containing nitrogen in the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer by performing nitrogen plasma treatment on the exposed part of the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer is a c-axis aligned crystalline oxide semiconductor layer, and
wherein after the step of forming the gate insulating layer edges of the gate electrode and edges of the gate insulating layer are aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,192,989

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR MINIMIZING CROSSTALK

Silanna Asia Pte Ltd, Si...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a leadframe having perimeter package leads and a ground voltage lead;
a bottom semiconductor die, the bottom semiconductor die being flip-chip mounted to the leadframe, the bottom semiconductor die comprising: i) a first frontside active layer having first frontside electrical contacts electrically connected to the leadframe, ii) a first backside portion, and iii) a buried oxide layer, the buried oxide layer being situated between the first frontside active layer and the first backside portion; and
a top semiconductor die, the top semiconductor die comprising: i) a second frontside, and ii) a second backside, the second backside of the top semiconductor die being mounted to the first backside portion of the bottom semiconductor die;
wherein:
the first frontside active layer of the bottom semiconductor die comprises a circuit electrically connected to the first backside portion by a backside electrical connection through the buried oxide layer;
a first electrical contact of the first frontside electrical contacts is electrically connected to the backside electrical connection; and
the first backside portion of the bottom semiconductor die is electrically connected to the ground voltage lead of the leadframe through the first electrical contact to minimize crosstalk.

US Pat. No. 10,192,986

HEMT GAN DEVICE WITH A NON-UNIFORM LATERAL TWO DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON GAS PROFILE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A high electron mobility field effect transistor (HEMT) having a substrate, a channel layer on the substrate and a barrier layer on the channel layer, the HEMT comprising:a stress inducing layer on the barrier layer, the stress inducing layer varying the piezo-electric effect in the barrier layer in a drift region between a gate and a drain, and the stress inducing layer having a height that increases linearly and monotonically starting from the gate and continuing to the drain;
wherein a two dimensional electron gas (2DEG) has a non-uniform lateral distribution in the drift region between the gate and the drain; and
wherein the 2DEG increases in density in the drift region between the gate and the drain.

US Pat. No. 10,192,982

NANO MOSFET WITH TRENCH BOTTOM OXIDE SHIELDED AND THIRD DIMENSIONAL P-BODY CONTACT

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A semiconductor power device, comprising :a lightly doped layer of a first conductivity type formed on top of a heavily doped layer of the first conductivity type;
a body region of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type formed at an upper portion of the lightly doped layer of the first conductivity type;
a body contact region of the second conductivity type formed at an upper portion of the body region, wherein the body contact region is more heavily doped than the body region; and
one or more field effect transistor devices, each of said one or more field effect transistor devices including first and second electrically insulated gate electrodes formed in corresponding first and second trenches in the lightly doped layer and a source region of the first conductivity type extending between a sidewall of the first trench and a sidewall of the second trench, wherein each of the first and second trenches has a depth that extends in a first dimension, a width that extends in a second dimension and a length that extends in a third dimension, wherein the first dimension is perpendicular to a plane of the heavily doped layer and wherein the second and third dimensions are parallel to the plane of the heavily doped layer,
wherein a portion of the body region extends between the first and second trenches proximate an upper surface of the lightly doped layer;
wherein the source region of the first conductivity type includes an upper portion formed proximate the upper surface and adjacent between the first and second trenches extending along the third dimension; and
wherein each of the one or more field effect transistor devices further includes an opening formed between the first and second trenches through the upper portion of the source region and the body contact region of the second conductivity type to the body region, and a deep implant region of the second conductivity type formed in the lightly doped layer of a first conductivity type below the body region, wherein the deep implant region of the second conductivity type is vertically aligned to the opening and spaced away from a bottom of the opening
wherein a deep contact region of the second conductivity type is formed in the body region below the opening and in electrical contact with the deep implant region of the second conductivity type formed in the lightly doped layer of a first conductivity type, wherein the deep contact region is more heavily doped than the deep implant region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,980

GALLIUM NITRIDE HIGH-ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTORS WITH DEEP IMPLANTED P-TYPE LAYERS IN SILICON CARBIDE SUBSTRATES FOR POWER SWITCHING AND RADIO FREQUENCY APPLICATIONS AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A high-electron mobility transistor comprising:a substrate layer;
a buffer layer arranged on the substrate layer;
a p-type material layer having a length parallel to a surface of the substrate layer over which the buffer layer is provided; and
a p+ type material layer being arranged on the p-type material layer,
wherein the p-type material layer is provided in one of the following locations: the substrate layer or a first layer arranged on the substrate layer;
wherein the p+ type material layer comprises a doping concentration greater than a doping concentration of the p-type material layer; and
wherein a thickness of the p-type material layer is greater than a thickness of the p+ type material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,979

VACUUM TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE USING GRAPHENE EDGE FIELD EMITTER AND SCREEN ELECTRODE

The United States of Amer...

33. A method of fabricating a device comprising:providing a substrate having an optically flat and smooth dielectric surface;
patterning a conducting layer to form a source electrode contact, a gate electrode, optionally a field plate electrode, and a drain electrode;
depositing one or more layers of sacrificial materials;
depositing a conductive two-dimensional material over the sacrificial layers;
depositing a protective layer over the two-dimensional material;
depositing a metal onto selected areas of the two-dimensional material by:
patterning a photoresist;
removing the protective layer;
depositing the metal;
removing unwanted portions of the two-dimensional material;
removing any remaining photoresist;
removing the exposed sacrificial material not covered by the metal or the two-dimensional material by exposure to a vapor-phase etch;
wherein removing the exposed sacrificial layer undercuts the two-dimensional material at least 100 nm from the edge; and
depositing a drain electrode material onto the substrate to form a drain electrode;
wherein the edge is laterally between the gate electrode and the drain electrode;
wherein the gate electrode, the drain electrode, and the source electrode are not in electrical contact with each other; and
wherein the device is configured to provide a line of sight from the edge to the drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,192,978

SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor apparatus comprising:an n-type drift layer;
a p-type base layer provided on a top surface side of the drift layer;
an n-type emitter layer selectively provided on a top surface side of the base layer;
a trench gate that allows a trench gate electrode to be in contact with the emitter layer, the base layer, and the drift layer via a gate insulating film, the trench gate electrode being embedded so as to reach from a surface layer of the emitter layer to the drift layer;
a dummy trench gate that allows a dummy trench gate electrode to be in contact with the base layer and the drift layer via a gate insulating film, the dummy trench gate electrode being embedded so as to reach from a surface layer of the base layer to the drift layer;
a p-type collector layer provided on a bottom surface side of the drift layer; and
a diode whose anode side and cathode side are electrically connected to the trench gate electrode and the dummy trench gate electrode, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,192,977

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power semiconductor device controlling a current between an emitter electrode and a collector electrode with a voltage applied to a gate electrode, the device comprising:a first-conductive-type first base region having a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposite to the first principal surface;
a second-conductive-type second base region disposed on the first principal surface of the first base region;
at least three groove parts parallel to each other disposed from a surface of the second base region through the second base region to the first base region, the groove parts including a first groove part and a third groove part arranged with a second groove part interposed therebetween;
insulating films covering inner walls of the respective groove parts;
conductive trench gates filled on the insulating films;
a first-conductive-type emitter region disposed in the second base region between the first groove part and the second groove part to be in contact with the first groove part, the first-conductive-type emitter region being electrically connected to the emitter electrode; and
a second-conductive-type collector region disposed on the second principal surface of the first base region,
wherein the first-conductive-type emitter region is not formed in the second base region between the second groove part and the third groove part,
the third groove part does not have a first-conductive-type emitter region in contact therewith,
wherein the trench gates embedded in the first groove part and the third groove part are electrically connected to the gate electrode, and
wherein the trench gate embedded in the second groove part is electrically connected to the emitter electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,192,976

SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING A SCALABLE LINEAR ARRAY OF QUANTUM DOTS

The Trustees of Princeton...

1. A quantum dot device, comprising:at least three conductive layers comprising:
a first conductive layer configured to operate as a screening layer,
a second conductive layer configured to cause accumulation of electrons in a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG), and
a third conductive layer configured to tune at least one barrier between regions of the 2DEG; and
at least two insulating layers, wherein a first one of the insulating layers electrically insulates the first conductive layer from the second conductive layer, and a second one of the insulating layers electrically insulates the second conductive layer from the third conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,974

METHOD FOR FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:incorporating chalcogen dopant atoms into a semiconductor doping region of a semiconductor substrate of a semiconductor device; and
incorporating heavy metal atoms into the same semiconductor doping region into which the chalcogen dopant atoms are incorporated,
wherein the semiconductor substrate comprises silicon having an electrical resistivity between 500 ?cm and 6000 ?cm before incorporating the chalcogen dopant atoms and the heavy metal atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,192,970

SIMULTANEOUS OHMIC CONTACT TO SILICON CARBIDE

The United States of Amer...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a silicon carbide semiconductor comprising an n-type surface and a p-type surface; and
a mixture of platinum and titanium configured to simultaneously form an ohmic contact to both the n-type surface and the p-type surface, wherein the mixture does not include aluminum and has at least 30 atomic % platinum.

US Pat. No. 10,192,969

TRANSISTOR GATE METAL WITH LATERALLY GRADUATED WORK FUNCTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device, comprising:a transistor including:
a channel region comprising a semiconductor;
a source region and a drain region on opposite sides of the channel region;
a source contact coupled with the source region and a drain contact coupled with the drain region;
a gate dielectric over the channel region; and
a gate electrode separated from the channel region by the gate dielectric and separated from the drain and source contacts by an intervening spacer dielectric, the gate electrode including a gate metal having a work function that varies monotonically over a gate length of the gate electrode between the source and drain regions, wherein:
a thickness of the gate metal increases over the gate length from a non-zero first thickness at a source edge of the gate electrode to a second thickness at a drain edge of the gate electrode;
a top surface of the gate electrode at the source edge has a z-height below that of a top surface of the spacer dielectric; and
a top surface of the gate electrode at the drain edge has a z-height below that of a top surface of the spacer dielectric; and
a gate capping material over the gate metal, the gate capping material separated from the drain and source contacts by the spacer dielectric.

US Pat. No. 10,192,968

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING GATE STRUCTURES WITH SKIRT REGIONS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an active fin protruding from a substrate and extending in a first direction;
a gate structure extending in a second direction that intersects the first direction, the gate structure on the active fin; and
a field insulation layer on a bottom portion of a long side of the active fin, an intersection of a top surface of the field insulation layer and the active fin defining at least one line segment,
wherein the gate structure includes a skirt that extends outwardly in the first direction to cover a portion of the at least one line segment while leaving another portion of the at least one line segment exposed,
wherein a first distance between a plane that longitudinally bisects the gate structure and an entirety of an outer edge of a bottom surface of the skirt strictly decreases with increasing distance from the active fin, and
wherein a second distance between the plane that longitudinally bisects the gate structure and an entirety of an outer edge of a sidewall of the skirt strictly decreases with increasing height, above the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,967

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR WITH TRENCH GATE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor device comprising:a silicon carbide substrate having a main surface, the silicon carbide substrate including a first impurity region, a second impurity region, and a third impurity region, the first impurity region having first conductivity type, the second impurity region being provided on the first impurity region, the second impurity region having second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, the third impurity region being provided on the second impurity region, the third impurity region having the first conductivity type, the third impurity region constituting at least a portion of the main surface, a trench being provided in the main surface to have a side surface and a bottom portion, the side surface extending to the first impurity region through the third impurity region and the second impurity region, the bottom portion being located in the first impurity region, the side surface including a first side surface portion and a second side surface portion, the first side surface portion being continuous to the main surface, the second side surface portion connecting the first side surface portion to the bottom portion, a contact point between the first side surface portion and the second side surface portion being located in the third impurity region, an angle formed by the first side surface portion and a straight line extending through the contact point between the first side surface portion and the second side surface portion and parallel to the main surface being smaller than an angle formed by the second side surface portion and a boundary surface between the first impurity region and the second impurity region;
a gate oxide film in contact with the third impurity region at the first side surface portion of the trench, in contact with the third impurity region and the second impurity region at the second side surface portion of the trench, and in contact with the first impurity region at the bottom portion of the trench; and
a gate electrode provided on the gate oxide film,
a thickness of a portion of the gate oxide film on a contact point between the main surface and the first side surface portion being larger than a thickness of a portion of the gate oxide film on the second impurity region,
wherein the first side surface portion is a first linear side surface portion, and the second side surface portion is a second linear side surface portion, and
wherein the width of the trench is increased from the bottom portion of the trench to the main surface in a tapered manner.

US Pat. No. 10,192,959

III-N BASED SUBSTRATE FOR POWER ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A III-N based substrate for power electronic devices comprising:a base substrate;
a III-N laminate above the base substrate; and
a buffer layer structure between the base substrate and the III-N laminate,
wherein the buffer layer structure comprises at least a first superlattice laminate and a second superlattice laminate above the first superlattice laminate,
wherein the first superlattice laminate comprises a repetition of a first superlattice unit which comprises a plurality of first AlGaN layers, each of which is made of AlxGa1-xN with 0?x?1 and x being different among the first AlGaN layers,
wherein the second superlattice laminate comprises a repetition of a second superlattice unit which comprises a plurality of second AlGaN layers, each of which is made of AlyGa1-yN with 0?y?1 and y being different among the second AlGaN layers,
wherein an average aluminum content of the first superlattice laminate is greater than an average aluminum content of the second superlattice laminate by a predetermined difference, and
wherein the buffer layer structure has a breakdown field strength of more than 150 V/?m in forward or reverse vertical bias at room temperature (25° C.).

US Pat. No. 10,192,957

THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A thin-film transistor array substrate comprising:a substrate;
an active layer positioned on the substrate;
a gate insulating film positioned on the active layer;
a gate electrode positioned on the gate insulating film;
an interlayer insulating film positioned on the gate electrode;
source and drain electrodes positioned on the interlayer insulating film and connected to the active layer,
wherein an intermediate layer made of an oxide semiconductor comprising a Group IV element is positioned between the active layer and the gate insulating film,
wherein the intermediate layer is disposed on the active layer, and
wherein a sidewall of the intermediate layer, a sidewall of the insulating film and a sidewall of the gate electrode are coplanar.

US Pat. No. 10,192,956

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FIN STRUCTURES OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE IN A SUBSTRATE

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A structure comprisinga semiconductor substrate comprising a shallow trench isolation layer stack on a side thereof;
a patterned hard mask layer on and protruding from the shallow trench isolation layer stack, and corresponding to a fin area, wherein the patterned hard mask layer comprises a layer stack of a silicon nitride sublayer on top of a SiO2 sublayer in the fin area, and comprises the SiO2 sublayer without the silicon nitride sublayer outside the fin area; and
a filling layer abutting a planar front surface of and embedding the patterned hard mask layer, wherein the filling layer is further patterned according to a striped pattern in the fin area.

US Pat. No. 10,192,955

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE CONTAINING OXYGEN-RELATED THERMAL DONORS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor portion that comprises a drift zone with a total dopant concentration in a range from 1E12 cm?3 to 1E17 cm?3, wherein a ratio of oxygen-related thermal donors to a total of extrinsic donors and the oxygen-related thermal donors is at least 25%.

US Pat. No. 10,192,951

INDUCTOR ELEMENT, INDUCTOR ELEMENT MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH INDUCTOR ELEMENT MOUNTED THEREON

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a multiple layer lead structure formed over the semiconductor substrate; and
a coil formed in the multiple layer lead structure,
wherein the coil comprises:
a first coiled lead formed in a first layer;
a second coiled lead formed in a second layer;
a third coiled lead formed in the first layer;
a first via connected to the first coiled lead and the second coiled lead; and
a second via connected to the second coiled lead and the third coiled lead,
wherein each of the first coiled lead and the third coiled lead have one complete wind,
wherein the second coiled lead has two winds,
wherein the third coiled lead encircles the first coiled lead,
wherein an inter-lead capacitance of the first coiled lead and the second coiled lead is larger than an inter-lead capacitance between the first coiled lead and the third coiled lead,
wherein at least one of the first, second, and third coiled leads includes a plurality of slits which are discontinuous in a longitudinal direction of the at least one of the first, second, and third coiled leads, and the plurality of slits are formed in parallel at a plurality of corners and the plurality of slits run parallel along entire liner portions of the at least one of the first, second, and third coiled leads.

US Pat. No. 10,192,950

DISPLAY MODULE AND MULTI-DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display module comprising a rectangular shape comprising a left edge, a right edge, a top edge and a bottom edge, the display module comprising:a panel comprising a pixel region and a black matrix, the pixel region comprising a plurality of pixels configured to emit light from an upper side of the panel, and the black matrix being arranged outside the pixel region;
a flexible circuit board arranged to be spaced apart from the black matrix, directly under the black matrix, and comprising a surface substantially perpendicular to a display surface of the display module; and
a fixing portion joining the flexible circuit board to a lower side of the panel, the fixing portion being directly connected to a pixel of the plurality of pixels,
wherein each of the plurality of pixels is separated from corresponding adjacent pixels by a first distance,
a left distance from the left edge to a first one of the plurality of pixels plus a right distance from a second one of the plurality of pixels to the right edge is the first distance,
a bottom distance from the bottom edge to a third one of the plurality of pixels plus a top distance from a fourth one of the plurality of pixels to the top edge is the first distance, and
a width of the fixing portion corresponds to a width of the black matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,192,947

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting display panel, comprising:a first base substrate;
a thin film transistor disposed on the first base substrate;
a first electrode electrically connected to the thin film transistor;
a pixel defining layer defining an opening that exposes a portion of the first electrode;
a second electrode disposed on the first electrode;
a light emitting structure disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode;
a second base substrate disposed on the second electrode; and
a reflective or opaque metal layer disposed on the second base substrate and defining an opening that overlaps the light emitting structure,
wherein the pixel defining layer comprises a first portion and a second portion that are disposed between the first electrode and a first electrode of an adjacent pixel,
wherein the first portion overlaps an end portion of the first electrode, and the second portion overlaps an end portion of the first electrode of the adjacent pixel,
wherein the first portion is spaced apart from the second portion in at least one cross-sectional view, and
wherein the second electrode is disposed on both of the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,192,946

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a first substrate over which a transistor, a first light-emitting element, a second light-emitting element, and a third light-emitting element are provided;
a second substrate over which a shielding film is provided; and
a filling material between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein the first light-emitting element comprises a first electroluminescent layer that emits green light,
wherein the second light-emitting element comprises a second electroluminescent layer that emits red light,
wherein the third light-emitting element comprises a third electroluminescent layer that emits blue light,
wherein the first electroluminescent layer and the second electroluminescent layer are over a partition,
wherein the first light-emitting element is directly connected to a first region of a wiring,
wherein the wiring is directly connected to a drain electrode of the transistor,
wherein the first light-emitting element comprises a light-emitting region,
wherein the light-emitting region is over the first region of the wiring,
wherein the first electroluminescent layer comprises a second region which is over and in contact with the second electroluminescent layer,
wherein the first electroluminescent layer comprises a third region which is over and in contact with the third electroluminescent layer, and
wherein the second region overlaps the shielding film.

US Pat. No. 10,192,943

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR SUBSTRATE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Jhu...

1. An OLED display device, comprising:a thin film transistor substrate, comprising:
a substrate; and
plural thin film transistor units disposed on the substrate and respectively comprising:
an active layer disposed on the substrate and made of polysilicon;
a first insulating layer disposed on the active layer;
a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed on the first insulating layer;
a metal layer disposed on the first insulating layer; and
a second insulating layer disposed on the metal layer,
wherein the metal layer has plural first protrusions at a top surface of the metal layer, the second insulating layer comprises a first region corresponding to the active layer and a second region corresponding to a region outside the active layer, and a roughness of a top surface of the first region is greater than a roughness of a top surface of the second region;
an OLED unit electrically connected to one of the plural thin film transistor units, wherein the OLED unit comprises a first electrode;
a pixel defining layer disposed on the first electrode, wherein the pixel defining layer has a pixel opening corresponding to the first electrode; and
a spacer disposed on the pixel defining layer and corresponding to a region outside the pixel opening.

US Pat. No. 10,192,942

DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND BANK HAVING SLOPED SURFACE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a plurality of light-emitting elements on a TFT substrate in a formation of a matrix;
a first electrode on the TFT substrate;
an insulation bank on the TFT substrate and the first electrode, the insulation bank having a surface of a slope;
a metal on the surface of the slope of the insulation bank;
a predetermined layer on the metal, the predetermined layer including a first layer made of an organic material and a second layer made of an inorganic material on the first layer; and
a sealing film on the plurality of light-emitting elements, the insulation bank, the predetermined layer, the metal, and the TFT substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,941

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate having flexibility and including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form in a first direction and a second direction, the first direction and second direction mutually intersecting each other;
a transistor layer which is arranged above the first substrate, includes at least one transistor arranged in each of the plurality of pixels, and has an inorganic insulation layer formed in the plurality of pixels in common and a plurality of aperture parts that pass through the inorganic insulation layer, extend in the second direction, and are arranged between two transistors arranged in two of the plurality of pixels adjacent in the first direction;
a plurality of first groups of wirings extending continuously in the first direction and connected to each of a plurality of pixels arranged in the first direction among the plurality of pixels;
a plurality of second groups of wirings extending in the second direction and connected to each of a plurality of pixels arranged in the second direction among the plurality of pixels;
a first organic insulation layer on the transistor layer; and
a second organic insulation layer on the first organic insulation layer, wherein
the first groups of wirings are arranged between the first and the second organic insulation layers, and
a shape of each of the first groups of wirings is a corrugated form with curves that repeat in the first direction that is perpendicular to the second direction in a cross-sectional view.

US Pat. No. 10,192,938

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DISPLAYS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A display, comprising:display driver circuitry;
data lines coupled to the display driver circuitry;
gate lines coupled to the display driver circuitry;
an array of pixels having rows and columns, wherein the gate lines of rows in a first area of the display are coupled to fewer of the pixels in the array of pixels than the gate lines of rows in a second area of the display; and
supplemental gate line loading structures that are coupled to at least some of the gate lines in the first area, wherein the supplemental gate line loading structures provide loading on the gate lines in the first area, wherein a first of the rows in the first area is coupled to a supplemental gate line loading structure in a second of the rows of the first area.

US Pat. No. 10,192,936

OLED DISPLAY ARCHITECTURE

Universal Display Corpora...

1. A device, comprising:a first organic light emitting device that emits light having a peak wavelength in the visible spectrum of 600-700 nm, further comprising a first emissive layer having a first emissive material;
a second organic light emitting device that emits light having a peak wavelength in the visible spectrum of 500-600 nm, further comprising a second emissive layer having a second emissive material;
a third organic light emitting device that emits light having a peak wavelength in the visible spectrum of 400-500 nm, further comprising a third emissive layer having a third emissive material;
a fourth organic light emitting device that emits light having a peak wavelength in the visible spectrum of 400 to 500 nm, further comprising a fourth emissive layer having a fourth emissive material;
the first organic light emitting device comprises an emissive layer having a phosphorescent emissive material;
the second organic light emitting device comprises an emissive layer having a phosphorescent emissive material;
the third organic light emitting device comprises an emissive layer having a phosphorescent emissive material;
the fourth organic light emitting device comprises an emissive layer having a phosphorescent emissive material; and
a CIE y-coordinate of light emitted by the fourth organic light emitting device is at least 0.02 less than a CIE y-coordinate of light emitted by the third organic light emitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,932

QUANTUM DOT LED AND OLED INTEGRATION FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY DISPLAYS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A display comprising:a hybrid pixel including an organic light emitting diode (OLED) subpixel and a quantum dot light emitting diode (QD-LED) subpixel;
a common hole transport layer in the OLED subpixel and the QD-LED subpixel;
a common quantum dot layer over the common hole transport layer in the QD-LED subpixel and the QD-LED subpixel;
an organic emission layer over the common hole transport layer in the OLED subpixel and over the common quantum dot layer in the OLED subpixel, wherein the organic emission layer comprises a phosphorescent material;
a common electron transport layer over the common quantum dot layer in the QD-LED subpixel, and over the organic emission layer in the OLED subpixel;
a common top electrode layer over the common electron transport layer in the OLED subpixel and the QD-LED subpixel.

US Pat. No. 10,192,930

THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR CARBON NANOTUBE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR CIRCUIT

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A metal oxide semiconductor carbon nanotube thin film transistor circuit comprising:an insulating substrate;
a first semiconductor carbon nanotube layer on the insulating substrate, wherein the first semiconductor carbon nanotube layer is an n-type semiconductor layer;
a first drain electrode and a first source electrode, wherein the first drain electrode and the first source electrode are electrically connected to and separated by the first semiconductor carbon nanotube layer;
a functional dielectric layer on and covering the first semiconductor carbon nanotube layer, the first drain electrode, and the first source electrode;
a first gate electrode on the functional dielectric layer and insulated from the first semiconductor carbon nanotube layer, the first source electrode, and the first drain electrode;
a first insulating layer on and covering the first gate electrode and the functional dielectric layer;
a second semiconductor carbon nanotube layer on the first insulating layer, wherein the second semiconductor carbon nanotube layer is a p-type semiconductor carbon nanotube layer;
a second drain electrode and a second source electrode on the first insulating layer, wherein the second drain electrode and the second source electrode are electrically connected to and separated by the second semiconductor carbon nanotube layer, and the first drain electrode and the second drain electrode are electrically connected with each other; wherein a through hole is defined by the functional dielectric layer and the first insulating layer to expose the first drain electrode, and the second drain electrode extends through the through hole to be in direct contact with the first drain electrode;
a second insulating layer on the first insulating layer and covering the second semiconductor carbon nanotube layer; and
a second gate on the second insulating layer and separated from the second semiconductor carbon nanotube layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,926

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SK HYNIX INC., Icheon (K...

1. An electronic device comprising a semiconductor memory, wherein the semiconductor memory comprises:a plurality of first lines extending in a first direction;
a plurality of second lines extending in a second direction that intersects with the first direction;
a plurality of variable resistance elements disposed between the first lines and the second lines and located at intersections of the first lines and the second lines; and
a plug connected to a first portion of each of the first lines,
wherein the plug comprises a conductive layer and a material layer having a resistance value higher than that of the conductive layer, and
wherein the conductive layer comprises first and second conductive layers, and the material layer is disposed between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,925

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE USEFUL FOR BULK TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a transistor at a first surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
one or more contacts penetrating a part of the transistor and the semiconductor substrate, the contacts being insulated from the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,920

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A solid-state imaging device comprising:a pixel array including a first pixel and a second pixel which is adjacent to the first pixel,
wherein the pixel array includes:
a substrate of a first conductivity type, the substrate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface which is on a reverse side of the first principal surface and where light enters; and
a wiring layer disposed on the first principal surface,
the substrate includes:
a first semiconductor region of a second conductivity type which is different from the first conductivity type, the first semiconductor region being provided for each of the first pixel and the second pixel, disposed inside the substrate, and extending in a direction from the first principal surface toward the second principal surface;
a second semiconductor region of the second conductivity type provided for each of the first pixel and the second pixel, the second semiconductor region being disposed inside the substrate, between the second principal surface and the first semiconductor region, and connected to the first semiconductor region;
a third semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, the third semiconductor region being disposed inside the substrate, between (i) the second principal surface and (ii) the second semiconductor region of the first pixel and the second semiconductor region of the second pixel;
a first well region disposed inside the substrate, between the first semiconductor region of the first pixel and the first semiconductor region of the second pixel, and on the first principal surface;
a pixel circuit disposed in the first well region; and
a pixel isolation region disposed inside the substrate, between the second semiconductor region of the first pixel and the second semiconductor region of the second pixel, and
the second semiconductor region and the third semiconductor region form an avalanche multiplication region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,919

IMAGING SYSTEMS WITH BACKSIDE ISOLATION TRENCHES

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. An image sensor, comprising:a substrate having first and second portions and having first and second opposing surfaces;
an array of image pixels in the first portion of the substrate;
an intermetal dielectric stack attached to the substrate at the first surface of the substrate;
at least one trench isolation structure in the substrate that extends from the second surface of the substrate towards the first surface of the substrate and that electrically isolates the first portion of the substrate from the second portion of the substrate, wherein at least a portion of the at least one trench isolation structure is interposed between the first portion of the substrate and the second portion of the substrate; and
a conductive material in the second portion of the substrate, wherein the conductive material extends from the second surface of the substrate to the first surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,913

IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first layer;
a second layer; and
a third layer,
wherein the first layer, the second layer, and the third layer overlap with one another,
wherein the first layer comprises a first transistor and a second transistor,
wherein the second layer comprises a third transistor and a fourth transistor,
wherein each of the first transistor, the second transistor, the third transistor, and the fourth transistor comprises an oxide semiconductor in a channel formation region,
wherein the third layer comprises a photoelectric conversion element,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to one of a source and a drain of the second transistor,
wherein the one of the source and the drain of the second transistor is electrically connected to a gate of the third transistor,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the third transistor is electrically connected to one of a source and a drain of the fourth transistor,
wherein one electrode of the photoelectric conversion element is electrically connected to the other one of the source and the drain of the first transistor,
wherein each of off-state current of the first transistor and off-state current of the second transistor are lower than each of off-state current of the third transistor and off-state current of the fourth transistor, and
wherein each of on-state current of the third transistor and on-state current of the fourth transistor are higher than on-state current of the first transistor and on-state current of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,192,910

IMAGE SENSOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image sensor comprising:first and second pixel regions disposed adjacent to each other along a first direction in a light-receiving region, wherein the light-receiving region receives light and generates charges;
a third pixel region disposed adjacent to the first pixel region along a second direction in the light-receiving region, the second direction intersecting the first direction;
a first device isolation layer disposed between the first and second pixel regions and between the first and third pixel regions to separate the first pixel region from the second pixel region and the first pixel region from the third pixel region;
second device isolation layers disposed in each of the first to third pixel regions to define active regions in each of the first to third pixel regions;
a plurality of transfer gates and a plurality of logic gates disposed on the active regions; and
a side connection contact overlapping the first device isolation layer and connected to a side surface of an active region from among the active regions.

US Pat. No. 10,192,909

ARRAY SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ARRAY SUBSTRATE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A manufacturing method of an array substrate, comprising:step 1, providing a substrate, manufacturing a first metal layer on the substrate, pattering the first metal layer with a first photo-mask, to manufacture a gate electrode;
step 2, manufacturing a gate insulating layer on the substrate, manufacturing an active layer with a second photo-mask;
step 3, forming a first via in the gate insulating layer corresponding to the first metal layer with a third photo-mask;
step 4, manufacturing a second metal layer on the gate insulating layer, patterning the second metal layer with a fourth photo-mask, to manufacture source/drain electrodes, and forming a second via on where corresponding to the active layer, the first metal layer and the second metal layer being connected at the first via;
step 5, manufacturing a pixel electrode with a fifth photo-mask, the pixel electrode and the source/drain electrodes being directly connected at the second via, the second metal layer being covered and protected by the pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,192,887

METHOD TO IMPROVE CRYSTALLINE REGROWTH

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a conductive strap electrically connecting an electrode with a single crystal region of a semiconductor substrate; and
a conductive barrier layer between the conductive strap and the single crystal region,wherein the conductive barrier layer comprises carbon, hydrogen, cobalt or titanium nitride, and at least one of germanium and phosphorus.

US Pat. No. 10,192,886

CREATION OF WIDE BAND GAP MATERIAL FOR INTEGRATION TO SOI THEREOF

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A device comprising:a support substrate having first crystal orientation;
a trap rich layer disposed on the support substrate;
an insulator layer disposed over a top surface of the trap rich layer;
a top surface layer having second crystal orientation disposed on the insulator layer, wherein the support substrate, the trap rich layer, the insulator layer and the top surface layer correspond to a substrate and the substrate is defined with at least first and second device regions, and wherein the first and second device regions are separated by first isolation regions;
a transistor disposed in the top surface layer in the first device region; and
a wide band gap device disposed in the second device region, wherein the wide band gap device in the second device region is formed through a second isolation region in the second device region, and wherein the second isolation region has a greater width than the first isolation regions.

US Pat. No. 10,192,865

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device having an SiC-IGBT and an SiC-MOSFET in a single semiconductor chip, comprising:a second conductive-type SiC base layer having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface of the second conductive-type SiC base layer being on a second conductive-type SiC substrate, the second conductive-type SiC substrate having a first surface facing the second surface of the SiC base layer and a second surface opposite the first surface of the SiC substrate and defining a drain region of the SiC-MOSFET;
a trench etched in the second surface of the SiC substrate;
first conductive-type impurities implanted in a bottom surface of the trench so as to form a collector region in the bottom surface, the collector region having a first surface extending along the second surface of the SiC base layer and a second surface extending along a thickness direction of the SiC base layer;
first conductive-type impurities implanted in the first surface of the SiC base layer so as to form a channel region in a surficial portion of the SiC base layer; and
second conductive-type impurities implant into the first surface of the SiC base layer so as to form an emitter region in a surficial portion of the channel region, the emitter region serving also as a source region of the SiC-MOSFET, wherein
the SiC base layer includes a first region having a first impurity concentration in contact with the channel region and a second region having a second impurity concentration higher than the first impurity concentration and surrounding the collector region such that the second region is in contact with both the first surface and the second surface of the collector region, and
the second region of the SiC base layer is independent from the drain region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,822

MODIFIED TUNGSTEN SILICON

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, the method comprising:forming a tungsten silicon layer on the top surface of an insulator, wherein the tungsten silicon layer consists of tungsten and silicon with a molar ratio of silicon to tungsten in the range of about 2.2 to about 3.0;
introducing nitrogen into the tungsten silicon layer to form a nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer, wherein a concentration of nitrogen in the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer is 1 mole % to about 40 mole %; and
forming a first conductive material directly on the top surface of the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer and a second conductive material directly on the top surface of the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer, wherein the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer forms an electrical connection between the first conductive material and the second conductive material, and wherein the forming of the first and second conductive materials comprises filling a first opening and a second opening of a dielectric layer formed on the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer with the first conductive material and the second conductive material respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,192,820

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising;a first power supply terminal and a second power supply terminal which are arranged so as to be adjacent in a predetermined one direction in a plan view; and
a circuit element which is electrically connected between the first power supply terminal and the second power supply terminal; wherein,
the first power supply terminal includes a first internal wiring connection portion and a first external wiring connection portion which are flat plate-shaped and arranged so as to face each other, with an interval kept, in a vertical direction along a plan view direction and a first coupling portion which couples an edge portion of the first internal wiring connection portion and that of the first external wiring connection portion on the side of the second power supply terminal,
the second power supply terminal includes a second internal wiring connection portion and a second external wiring connection portion which are flat plate-shaped and arranged so as to face each other, with an interval kept, in a vertical direction along a plan view direction and a second coupling portion which couples an edge portion of the second internal wiring connection portion and that of the second external wiring connection portion on the side of the first power supply terminal, and
the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion each include plate-shaped facing portions facing each other, with a predetermined interval kept therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,192,803

THERMALLY ENHANCED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH THERMAL ADDITIVE AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method comprising:providing a precursor package including a module substrate, a thinned flip chip die attached to an upper surface of the module substrate, a cavity over the upper surface of the thinned flip chip die, and a first mold compound component, wherein:
the first mold compound component resides over the upper surface of the module substrate, surrounds the thinned flip chip die, extends above the upper surface of the thinned flip chip die and surrounds the cavity; and
the cavity includes a lower region and an upper region that resides over the lower region;
applying at least one thermal additive throughout the lower region of the cavity and immediately adjacent to the upper surface of the thinned flip chip die, wherein the at least one thermal additive comprises a plurality of particulates;
applying a second mold compound in the cavity to fill the lower region and the upper region of the cavity such that the second mold compound is dispersed throughout the plurality of particulates of the at least one thermal additive in the lower region; and
curing the second mold compound to form a thermally enhanced mold compound component, which includes a lower portion filling the lower region of the cavity and an upper portion filling the upper region of the cavity, wherein:
the at least one thermal additive is dispersed throughout the lower portion; and
a first average thermal conductivity of the lower portion is at least 1.2 times greater than a second average thermal conductivity of the upper portion.

US Pat. No. 10,192,792

METHOD OF UTILIZING TRENCH SILICIDE IN A GATE CROSS-COUPLE CONSTRUCT

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming first and second active fins and first and second dummy fins on a substrate, the first and second dummy fins adjacent to each other and between the first and second active fins;
forming shallow trench insolation (STI) regions between and next to the first and second active fins and the first and second dummy fins;
forming first and second self-aligned gate structures in parallel across the first and second active fins and the first and second dummy fins;
forming first and second capping layers on the first and second self-aligned gate structures, respectively;
forming a gate cut region by cutting both the first and second self-aligned gate structures and the first and second capping layers between the first and second dummy fins;
forming a trench silicide (TS) layer between the first and second gate structures, the TS layer crossing the gate cut region; and
forming a first self-aligned contact connecting the first gate structure and the TS layer on a first side of the gate cut region and forming a second self-aligned contact connected to the second gate structure and the TS layer on a second side of the gate cut region, the TS and the first and second self-aligned contacts cross coupling the first and second gate structures.

US Pat. No. 10,192,786

PROCESS FOR VARIABLE FIN PITCH AND CRITICAL DIMENSION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

10. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, comprising:forming a curable silicon nitride layer over a semiconductor substrate;
forming a top mandrel layer over the curable silicon nitride layer;
etching the top mandrel layer to form a first mandrel within a first region of the substrate and a second mandrel within a second region of the substrate;
forming spacer layers on sidewalls of the first and second mandrels;
transferring a pattern corresponding to the spacer layers into the curable silicon nitride layer; and
curing a portion of the patterned silicon nitride layer to form a first pattern over the first region of the substrate, wherein an uncured portion of the patterned silicon nitride layer defines a second pattern over the second region of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,784

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEMORY DEVICE CONTAINING SELF-ALIGNED CONTACT VIA STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A three-dimensional memory device comprising:an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate;
memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, wherein each of the memory stack structures comprises a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the memory film; and
contact via structures adjoined to a top surface of a respective one of the electrically conductive layers, wherein each of the contact via structures includes a respective set of four vertically-extending concave sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,192,756

METHOD OF MACHINING A LEAD FRAME, AND LEAD FRAME

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method of processing a lead frame having at least one electrically conductive contact section, comprising:forming a depression in the at least one electrically conductive contact section so that a first electrically conductive contact subsection and a second electrically conductive contact subsection are formed, which are delimited from one another by the depression, wherein the depression has a bottom via which an electrically conductive connection between the first electrically conductive contact subsection and the second electrically conductive contact subsection is established, and
forming a housing made of a housing material, which housing comprises a housing frame that at least partially embeds the lead frame, formation of the housing comprising introduction of housing material into the depression so that a housing frame section formed by the housing material introduced into the depression is formed between the first and second electrically conductive contact subsections to mechanically stabilize the first and second electrical conductive contact subsections by the housing frame section.

US Pat. No. 10,192,730

METHODS FOR OPERATING ELECTROSTATIC TRAP MASS ANALYZERS

Thermo Finnigan LLC, San...

1. A method of operating an electrostatic trapping mass analyzer, comprising:introducing a sample of ions from a population of ions into a trapping region of the mass analyzer, wherein an established trapping field within the trapping region is such that ions of the introduced sample of ions are caused to exhibit radial motion with respect to a central longitudinal axis of the trapping region while undergoing harmonic motion in a dimension z defined by the central longitudinal axis of the trapping region, the frequency of harmonic motion of a particular ion being a function of its mass-to-charge ratio;
superimposing a multi-frequency periodic modulation field onto the trapping field within the trapping region, wherein the multi-frequency periodic modulation field comprises a plurality of frequencies, each frequency associated with a respective amplitude, wherein the multi-frequency periodic modulation field acts to either increase or reduce the harmonic motion energies of the ions by an amount varying according to the frequency of harmonic motion, and wherein either the frequencies are randomly chosen from a frequency range or the amplitudes are randomly chosen; and
acquiring a mass spectrum of the ions in the trapping region by measuring a signal representative of an image current induced by the harmonic motion of the ions.

US Pat. No. 10,192,720

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A plasma processing apparatus comprising:a processing chamber disposed inside a vacuum vessel having a sidewall made of a dielectric material having transparency or translucency, the processing chamber configured to be internally reduced in pressure;
a stage disposed at a lower portion inside the processing chamber and configured to mount a wafer to be processed thereon;
a coil disposed around outer side of the sidewall, the coil configured to be supplied with radio-frequency power and form plasma above the stage in the processing chamber;
a lamp disposed above the coil outside the vacuum vessel, the lamp configured to radiate light onto the wafer from an upper portion of the processing chamber;
a reflector disposed around an outer side of the coil, the reflector configured to reflect the light to radiate towards an inside of the processing chamber; and
a member disposed between the lamp and the stage, the member being configured to change direction of the light from the lamp and suppress expansion of the light toward an outside of the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,192,718

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A plasma processing method to perform plasma processing using a plasma processing apparatus having a vacuum chamber; a first radio-frequency power supply which supplies first radio-frequency power for generating plasma in the vacuum chamber; a sample stage disposed in the vacuum chamber on which a sample is mounted; a second radio-frequency power supply which supplies second radio-frequency power to the sample stage; and a matching box which performs matching for suppressing reflection of the second radio-frequency power, the method comprising the steps of:time-modulating the first radio-frequency power and the second radio-frequency power;
acquiring with the matching box information being used for performing the matching during a sampling effective period which is from a point of time after elapse of a prescribed time until an end of on-state of the time-modulated second radio-frequency power; and
matching with the matching box using the acquired information to suppress reflection of the second radio-frequency power,
wherein the prescribed time starts from a beginning of an on-state of the time-modulated second radio-frequency power and the information being used for performing the matching is not acquired during the prescribed time.

US Pat. No. 10,192,713

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A charged particle beam apparatus comprising:a sample holder configured to hold a sample; and
a sample stage into which the sample holder is introduced,
wherein
the sample holder includes:
a shaft portion configured to hold a sample base on which a sample is placed on one end portion;
a step portion configured to he formed in a radial direction of the shaft portion; and
an elastic body configured to be arranged in a vicinity of the step portion, the sample stage includes:
a cylindrical portion configured to be capable of accommodation of a part of the shaft portion;
an outer cylindrical portion configured to accommodate the cylindrical portion; and
a guide portion configured to be arranged between the cylindrical portion and the outer cylindrical portion, the guide portion including a ball member configured to be capable of rotation in an axial direction of the shaft portion, the guide portion supporting the cylindrical portion in the radial direction of the shaft portion,
the cylindrical portion forms a support portion configured to contact the step portion when the sample holder is inserted, and
contact between the step portion and a support portion generates a frictional force in the radial direction of the shaft portion relative to the sample holder.

US Pat. No. 10,192,709

RELATIVISTIC MAGNETRON USING A VIRTUAL CATHODE

STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM...

1. A relativistic magnetron comprising:an anode with an entrant channel, said channel having an input end, an output end, said channel having a first region and a second region, said first region in communication with said second region and having a smaller radius than said second region, said first and second regions forming a dimensional discontinuity at the location where said channel changes from said first region to said second region, said dimensional discontinuity located between said input and output ends of said channel;
said channel connected to the magnetron anode defining an interaction space located between said dimensional discontinuity and said output end;
a cathode located upstream a spaced distance away from said interaction space towards said input end, said cathode adapted to send an electron beam into said interaction space;
said electron beam forms a virtual cathode in said interaction space; and
a magnetic mirror configured to suppress axial electron beam leakage current.

US Pat. No. 10,192,649

ALUMINUM ALLOY CONDUCTOR, INSULATED WIRE INCLUDING THE CONDUCTOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE INSULATED WIRE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. An aluminum alloy conductor formed of an aluminum alloy, the aluminum alloy having a chemical composition comprising:cobalt of 0.1 mass % or more and 1 mass % or less;
at least one of scandium of 0.1 mass % or more and 0.5 mass % or less and zirconium of 0.2 mass % or more and 0.5 mass % or less; and
a balance made up of aluminum and inevitable impurities,
wherein the aluminum alloy conductor has a matrix containing fine particles of a compound of at least one of the scandium and the zirconium with the aluminum, and
wherein the fine particles are dispersedly precipitated in the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,192,635

FINFET-BASED MEMORY TESTING USING MULTIPLE READ OPERATIONS

Synopsys, Inc., Mountain...

1. A method for testing a FinFET array including a plurality of FinFET cells, each said FinFET cell having an associated array address, the FinFET array being configured such that the associated array addresses of said plurality of FinFET cells are arranged in a sequential address order, the method comprising:performing a first test pattern including performing a first March-type read operation to verify that each said FinFET cell stores a logic-0 value, performing a first March-type write operation to store a logic-1 value in each said FinFET cell, and performing a first sequence including multiple sequential March-type read-1 operations;
performing a second test pattern including performing a second March-type read operation to verify that each said FinFET cell stores said logic-1 value, performing a second March-type write operation to store said logic-0 value in each said FinFET cell, and performing a second sequence including multiple sequential March-type read-0 operations;
performing a third test pattern including performing a third March-type read operation to verify that each said FinFET cell stores said logic-0 value, performing a third March-type write operation to store said logic-1 value in each said FinFET cell, and performing a third sequence including multiple sequential March-type read-1 operations; and
performing a fourth test pattern including performing a fourth March-type read operation to verify that each said FinFET cell stores said logic-1 value, performing a fourth March-type write operation to store said logic-0 in each said FinFET cell, and performing a fourth sequence including multiple sequential March-type read-0 operations,
wherein performing said first and second test patterns comprises accessing said FinFET cells in an increasing address order, and
wherein performing said third and fourth test patterns comprises accessing said FinFET cells in a decreasing address order.

US Pat. No. 10,192,631

CURRENT MEMORY CIRCUIT FOR MINIMIZING CLOCK-FEEDTHROUGH

Foundation of Research an...

1. A current memory circuit, comprising:a first current mirror comprising:
a first input device of a first type having a gate, a drain, and a source;
a first mirrored device of the first type having a gate, a drain, and a source, wherein the gate of the first input, device is connected to the gate of the first mirrored device at a first common gate node;
a first switch connected between an input node of the current memory circuit and the drain of the first input device; and
a second switch connected between the drain and the gate of the first input device;
a second current mirror comprising:
a second input device of a second type having a gate, a drain, and a source;
a second mirrored device of the second type having a gate, a drain, and a source, wherein the gate of the second input device is connected to the gate of the second mirrored device at a second common gate node;
a third switch connected between the drain and the gate of the second input device; and
a fourth switch connected between the drain of the second mirrored device and an output node of the current memory circuit; and
a dummy capacitor connecting the first common gate node of the first current mirror and the first common gate node of the second current mirror to each other,
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth switches are configurable to store a voltage in the dummy capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,192,612

MEMORY CELL OF STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY BASED ON RESISTANCE HARDENING

Institute of Automation C...

1. A memory cell of static random access memory based on resistance reinforcement comprising a latch circuit and a bit selection circuit, characterized in that the latch circuit consists of two PMOS transistors P1 and P2, two NMOS transistors N1 and N2, a first resistance-capacitance network and a second resistance-capacitance network; the bit selection circuit consists of NMOS transistors N5 and N6; the latch circuit forms four storage nodes X1, X1B, X2, X2B;wherein the first resistance-capacitance network consists of a resistor R1 and a capacitor C1, and the second resistance-capacitance network consists of a resistor R2 and a capacitor C2;
wherein a drain of P1 is connected to X1, a source thereof is connected to a power supply, and a gate thereof is connected to X1B; an input terminal and an output terminal of the first resistance-capacitance network are connected to X1 and X2 respectively, a first terminal of the capacitor C1 of the first resistance-capacitance network being connected to ground and a second terminal of the capacitor C1 of the first resistance-capacitance network being connected to the terminal X1; a drain of N1 is connected to X2, a source thereof is connected to the ground, and a gate thereof is connected to X2B;
wherein a drain of P2 is connected to X1B, a source thereof is connected to a power supply, and a gate thereof is connected to X1; an input terminal and an output terminal of the second resistance-capacitance network are connected to X1B and X2B respectively, a first terminal of the capacitor C2 of the second resistance-capacitance network being connected a ground and a second terminal of the capacitance C2 of the second resistance-capacitance network connected to the terminal X1B; a drain of N2 is connected to X2B, a source thereof is connected to the ground, and a gate thereof is connected to X2;
wherein a drain of N5 is connected to X2 or X1, a drain of N6 is accordingly connected to X2B or X1B; a source of N5 is connected to a bit line BL; a source of N6 is connected to a complementary bit line BLB; gates of N5 and N6 are connected to each other and are connected to a word line WL.

US Pat. No. 10,192,598

MEMORY DEVICE COMPRISING PROGRAMMABLE COMMAND-AND-ADDRESS AND/OR DATA INTERFACES

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:providing command-and-address (CA) interface configuration information to a pair of memory devices comprising a first memory device and a second memory device, wherein the pair of memory devices is arranged in a clamshell configuration, wherein the CA interface configuration information specifies which CA interfaces are to be configured as active CA interfaces, wherein each active CA interface belongs to a pair of active CA interfaces, wherein each pair of active CA interfaces comprises a first active CA interface on the first memory device and a second active CA interface on the second memory device, and wherein the first active CA interface and the second active CA interface are physically aligned with each other; and
providing a CA signal to one or more pairs of active CA interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,192,597

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An operating method of a semiconductor device, the operating method comprising performing a soft program operation on a top dummy cell and a bottom dummy cell which are stacked in a vertical direction from a substrate, by applying a first soft program voltage to a bottom dummy word line coupled to the bottom dummy cell and a second soft program voltage greater than the first soft program voltage to a top dummy word line coupled to the top dummy cell formed above the bottom dummy cell,wherein a width of the top dummy cell coupled to the top dummy word line is greater than a width of the bottom dummy cell coupled to the bottom dummy word line.

US Pat. No. 10,192,585

SCENE AND ACTIVITY IDENTIFICATION IN VIDEO SUMMARY GENERATION BASED ON MOTION DETECTED IN A VIDEO

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A method for identifying video clips for inclusion in a video summary, the method comprising:accessing a video, the video including video frames;
dividing individual video frames into tiles;
determining motion values of individual tiles of the individual video frames, the motion values characterizing movement of visual content within a corresponding tile between proximate video frames;
identifying tiles in the video frames having motion values that satisfy one or more motion criteria, wherein the one or more motion criteria includes a first motion criterion defining a first threshold velocity value, the individual tiles satisfying the first motion criterion based on the motion values of the individual tiles being greater than the first threshold velocity value;
generating a motion profile for the video based on the motion values determined for the individual tiles of the individual video frames, the motion profile characterizing, on a per video frame basis, an amount of the tiles within the individual video frames that satisfy the one or more motion criteria;
identifying one or more of the video frames based on the motion profile; and
generating the video summary, the video summary including the identified video frames.

US Pat. No. 10,192,583

VIDEO EDITING USING CONTEXTUAL DATA AND CONTENT DISCOVERY USING CLUSTERS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method, comprising:collecting, using a processor, metadata from a sensor concurrently with recording a video, wherein the metadata is synchronized in time with the video;
detecting, using the processor, at least one of attributes of the metadata or attributes of the video;
correlating, using the processor, the attributes with a plurality of video editors by determining which video editor of the plurality of video editors is associated with the attributes, wherein the correlating determines that more than one of the video editors of the plurality of video editors are associated with the attributes;
selecting, using the processor, each video editor associated with at least one of the attributes from the plurality of video editors; and
executing each selected video editor in a predetermined order as part of a video editing workflow.

US Pat. No. 10,192,559

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DECOMPRESSING A COMPRESSED HOA SIGNAL

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method of decoding a compressed Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) representation of a sound or soundfield, the method comprising:receiving a bit stream containing the compressed HOA representation;
determining whether there are multiple layers relating to the compressed HOA representation;
decoding, based on a determination that there are multiple layers, the compressed HOA representation from the bitstream to obtain a sequence of decoded HOA representations, wherein a first subset of the sequence of decoded HOA representations corresponds to a first set of indices and a second subset of the sequence of decoded HOA representations corresponds to a second set of indices,
wherein the first set of indices is based on OMIN channels,
wherein, for each index in the first set of indices, a corresponding decoded HOA representation in the first subset is determined based on only a corresponding ambient HOA component,
wherein the second set of indices is determined based on at least one of the multiple layers, and
where, for an index n and a frame k,
wherein ?AMB,n(k?1) represents a corresponding ambient sound component and ?n,PS(k?1) represents a corresponding predominant sound component.

US Pat. No. 10,192,544

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTING A LANGUAGE MODEL

1. A method of constructing a natural language model for accessing a content management system, the method comprising:a) using a processor, constructing a first natural language model within a Natural Language Processing (NLP) application;
b) receiving a first natural language input from a first user comprising a text in the first natural language into the NLP application;
c) encapsulating linguistic characteristics within the first natural language model based upon the first natural language input, the linguistic characteristics comprising:
i) a set of multiple primitives of the first Natural Language, said multiple primitives comprising tokens that form a basis for expressing information using the first Natural Language; and
ii) semantic characteristics of the first Natural Language; and
iii) syntactic characteristics of the first natural language; and
iv) a probability of occurrence of two of said multiple primitives within a spatiotemporal proximity;
d) generating a derivative of the first natural language input, said derivative of the first natural language input based upon the first natural language model and the linguistic characteristics;
e) communicating with a search engine application program interface;
f) retrieving documents relevant to the first natural language input by executing a search via the search engine with a topic specific query based upon the derivative and the linguistic characteristics;
g) presenting the documents relevant to the first natural language input and identified via the search engine to the first user;
h) receiving a second natural language input from a second user comprising a text in the second natural language input different from the first natural language input and inputting the second natural language input into a second natural language model in the NLP application, wherein the second natural language model is based upon the linguistic characteristics encapsulated within the first natural language model;
i) generating, using the processor, at least one output based on processing of the second natural language input by the second natural language model in the NLP application, wherein the output comprises a text in the second natural language;
j) presenting the output based on processing the second natural language model to the second user; and
k) storing at least a portion of the first natural language model in a memory communicatively coupled to the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,192,508

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a timing controller extracting a vertical synchronizing signal and a horizontal synchronizing signal from an input image signal;
a display panel provided with a plurality of scan lines and a plurality of signal lines perpendicularly crossing the plurality of scan lines, and performing a display, in a case where a scanning voltage is applied to a scan line, in accordance with a signal voltage applied to a signal line based on an image signal;
a scan driving unit sequentially applying a scanning voltage to each of the scan lines in accordance with the extracted vertical synchronizing signal and horizontal synchronizing signal; and
a signal driving unit for applying a signal voltage to each of the signal lines,
wherein
the timing controller operates the scan driving unit at a predetermined frame rate,
the timing controller outputs an image signal which is based on the input image signal and whose vertical resolution is half of the vertical resolution of the display panel and whose horizontal resolution matches the horizontal resolution of the display panel to the signal driving unit, and
the signal driving unit comprises:
a data latch for latching the image signal received from the timing controller; and
a line memory for duplicating pixel data of the image signal received from the data latch,
wherein
each pixel of data of the image signal received from the data latch is duplicated by storing each pixel of data of the image signal received from the data latch in areas of two pixels of the line memory,
the duplication of the pixel data results in the vertical resolution of the image signal received from the timing controller being doubled, and
the signal driving unit applies the signal voltage to each of the signal lines in accordance with the image signal which is stored in the line memory, and of which the vertical resolution is twice the vertical resolution of the image signal received from the timing controller.

US Pat. No. 10,192,489

PIXEL COMPENSATION CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A pixel compensation circuit, comprising:a light emitting device, a driving module, a reset module, a reference voltage writing module, a data voltage writing module, a power voltage writing module, and a light emitting control module,
wherein a control terminal of the reset module is electrically coupled to a reset signal control terminal, an input terminal of the reset module is electrically coupled to a first node, an output terminal of the reset module is electrically coupled to a ground, and the reset module is configured to reset the first node;
a control terminal of the reference voltage writing module is electrically coupled to a first control signal terminal, an input terminal of the reference voltage writing module is electrically coupled to a reference voltage terminal, an output terminal of the reference voltage writing module is electrically coupled to a second node, and the reference voltage writing module is configured to reset the second node and to write a reference voltage outputted by the reference voltage terminal to the second node;
a control terminal of the data voltage writing module is electrically coupled to a second control signal terminal, an input terminal of the data voltage writing module is electrically coupled to a data voltage terminal, an output terminal of the data voltage writing module is electrically coupled to the first node, and the data voltage writing module is configured to write a difference value between a data voltage outputted by the data voltage terminal and a threshold voltage to the first node;
a control terminal of the power voltage writing module is electrically coupled to a third control signal terminal, an input terminal of the power voltage writing module is electrically coupled to a power voltage terminal, an output terminal of the power voltage writing module is electrically coupled to the second node, and the power voltage writing module is configured to write a power voltage outputted by the power voltage terminal to the second node;
a control terminal of the light emitting control module is electrically coupled to a third control signal terminal, an input terminal of the light emitting control module is electrically coupled to an output of the driving module, an output terminal of the light emitting control module is electrically coupled to an anode of the light emitting device, and the light emitting control module is configured to control the driving module to drive the light emitting device to emit light;
a first terminal of the driving module is electrically coupled to the first node, and a second terminal of the driving module is electrically coupled to the second node;
a cathode of the light emitting device is electrically coupled to the ground;
the driving module comprises a driving transistor and a storage capacitor,
wherein a gate of the driving transistor is electrically coupled to the first node, a source of the driving transistor is electrically coupled to the second node, and a drain of the driving transistor is electrically coupled to the input terminal of the light emitting control module;
the storage capacitor is electrically coupled between the first node and the second node;
the reset module comprises a first transistor,
wherein a gate of the first transistor is electrically coupled to the reset signal control terminal, a source of the first transistor is electrically coupled to the first node, and a drain of the first transistor is electrically coupled to the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,192,481

PIXEL CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY

KONKUK UNIVERSITY INDUSTR...

1. A pixel circuit of an organic light emitting display, the pixel circuit comprising:a drive control sub-circuit configured to transmit a reference voltage to a drive transistor in response to a first scan signal, the drive control sub-circuit further configured to transmit a data signal to the drive transistor in response to a second scan signal;
a drive sub-circuit including the drive transistor, the drive sub-circuit configured to generate a drive current compensated with respect to a threshold voltage difference and mobility deviation in the drive transistor based on the reference voltage, the data signal, and a power signal; and
an organic light emitting diode (OLED) configured to emit light based on the drive current,
wherein the drive sub-circuit further configured to
store a threshold voltage of the drive transistor, based on a voltage change of the power signal transmitted to the drive transistor and the reference voltage,
store a drive voltage compensated with respect to the threshold voltage difference and mobility deviation in the drive transistor, based on the stored threshold voltage and the data signal, and
generate the drive current corresponding to the drive voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,192,469

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A WALKER

Michael J. Brenner and Jo...

1. A display device for a walker comprising:a panel having a front side, a back side, a left side edge, a right side edge, a top side edge, and a bottom side edge;
an interior pocket formed between the front side and the back side;
a series of grommets positioned along the left side edge of the panel;
a series of grommets positioned along the right side edge of the panel;
a closure device positioned along the top side edge; and
an adjustable back attachment device comprising a portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel, a first tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of hook material, a second tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of loop material with the portion of loop material of the second end of the second tab member for mating with the portion of hook material of the second end of the first tab member.

US Pat. No. 10,192,462

BATHING TRAINER

Djimir Gouboth, New City...

1. A bath trainer comprising:a bucket having sides forming an interior water-tight space for holding water, said sides being configured to fold to a closed position when the bucket is not in use and unfold to an open position for receiving water; and a mat configured to be removable and attached to said bucket;
wherein said sides include a front wall and a back wall, said front and back walls being rigid, as well as two opposed side walls extending between said front and back walls, said side walls being flexible to allow said side walls to fold inwardly or outwardly.

US Pat. No. 10,192,461

TRANSCRIBING VOICED MUSICAL NOTES FOR CREATING, PRACTICING AND SHARING OF MUSICAL HARMONIES

Harmony Helper, LLC, Mou...

1. A method for accurate transcription of voiced musical notes, comprising:receiving a user specified timing information for a musical composition to be transcribed;
using a microphone to convert sound waves comprised of monophonic audio produced by a voiced rendition of the musical composition, into an electronic audio signal;
storing the electronic audio signal in a data storage device;
processing the electronic audio signal in an electronic processing device to determine a true pitch of each musical note of the voiced rendition; and
wherein the true pitch is determined in the electronic processing device by
segmenting the electronic audio signal into a plurality of musical note segments;
sampling each note segment to obtain a plurality of audio samples;
for each audio sample, computing an autocorrelation to determine a probability value of each audio frequency contained within the audio sample;
identifying at least one local maxima in the energy associated with one or more audio frequencies comprising the audio sample;
applying a corrective function to the eliminate one or more of the local maxima which are determined to be associated with octave errors;
computing edge weights of a plurality of adjacent nodes i, j comprising a graph, where each node represents one of the musical note segments, and where the edge weight between adjacent nodes i and j is a negative log likelihood of the probability that a next musical note segment has a pitch associated with node j, assuming that node i was selected; and
determining a shortest-path through the graph to select the true pitch to be assigned each of the musical note segments.

US Pat. No. 10,192,440

SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING PARKING SPACES

CLEVERCITI SYSTEMS GMBH, ...

1. A system comprising:at least a street-lighting device;
a camera system mounted on the street-lighting device;
a recognition unit;
a transmission unit; and
a mobile display unit;
wherein the camera system is configured for delivering image indications of parking space areas disposed within a parking space zone; and
wherein the recognition unit is configured to:
store geographical coordinates of parking space areas located in a field of view of the camera system;
associate a respective occupation status in dependence on the image indications of the parking space areas, the respective occupation status marking whether a respective parking space area is free or occupied; and
provide the respective occupation status of at least the free parking space areas with the associated geographical coordinates to the transmission unit;
wherein the transmission unit is configured to transmit the respective occupation status of at least the free parking space areas with the associated geographical coordinates to the mobile display unit; and
wherein the recognition unit is configured to output edge images and/or contour images of a parked motor vehicle detected by the camera system, with the edge images and/or contour images being output when a maximum parking time of the parked motor vehicle has been exceeded, and with the edge images and/or contour images showing the parked motor vehicle at the start of a parking process and after the reaching of the maximum parking time.

US Pat. No. 10,192,438

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, GUIDE METHOD, AND GUIDE SYSTEM

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a controller configured to execute instructions stored in the memory and configured to:
set, for each lane, a lane travel limit zone in which a lane change to a route is restricted;
calculate a position of a vehicle of interest;
detect a traveling lane on which the vehicle is traveling;
provide a guide concerning the traveling lane according to the traveling lane and the position of the vehicle and calculate the position before the vehicle enters the lane travel limit zone; and
determine whether the vehicle is going to make a lane change;
wherein when the controller determines that the vehicle is going to make a lane change from an intermediate point in a lane travel limit zone on the traveling lane to a lane travel limit zone on another lane, the controller is configured to provide a guide that prompts the vehicle to maintain the traveling lane.

US Pat. No. 10,192,416

INDOOR POSITIONING AND TRACKING USING A MULTI-BAND WIRELESS NETWORKING SYSTEM

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:wirelessly interconnecting a plurality of wireless access points (AP) via a dedicated wireless channel that is dedicated for communication between the plurality of wireless APs, the plurality of wireless APs collectively forming a single multi-band wireless network providing broad coverage to a client device, each of the plurality of wireless APs including a first radio for communication, via the dedicated communication channel, with other APs of the plurality of wireless APs and a second radio for communication with the client device as part of the broad coverage provided to the client device;
coordinating the plurality of wireless APs via the dedicated wireless communication channel;
receiving, by a first wireless AP of the plurality of wireless APs, from each of the other wireless APs of the plurality of wireless APs, over the dedicated wireless communication channel, signals indicative of a position of the client device; and
determining, by the first wireless AP, a position of the client device based on the received signals.

US Pat. No. 10,192,413

THEFT DETERRENT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

INNOTECH SECURITY, INC., ...

1. A theft deterrent surveillance system, comprising:at least one tablet-type computer, said tablet-type computer having a display screen and at least one camera lens, at least one data storage drive located within said at least one tablet-type computer, said at least one data storage drive storing video from said at least one camera lens while said theft deterrent surveillance system is active, said at least one tablet-type computer having a wireless internet connection to allow said at least one tablet-type computer to connect to an online data storage environment;
at least one holder, said holder having a bottom wall, two pairs of opposing side walls, and an open front area, said holder being constructed and arranged to encompass a tablet-type computer, said holder encompassing said at least one tablet-type computer such that said display screen of said at least one tablet-type computer being visible through said open front area of said at least one holder, said bottom wall having an outer surface including a mounting bracket, said mounting bracket constructed and arranged for mounting said holder to a support structure;
a video lens adapter positioned on said holder, said video lens adapter position corresponding to said at least one camera lens of said at least one tablet-type computer when said at least one tablet-type computer is encompassed within said at least one holder, said video lens adapter enhancing said at least one camera lens;
an online network connected to said at least one tablet-type computer, said online network running a software application on said at least one tablet-type computer, said online network connecting said at least one tablet-type computer to a server, said server running a web-based software, said server displaying all linked tablet-type computers on said theft deterrent surveillance system, said online network allowing a master user the ability to change settings on said at least one tablet-type computer through said software application; and
a dashboard electronically connected to said server to display status indicators for said theft deterrent surveillance system.

US Pat. No. 10,192,412

INTERCOM SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY RESCUE

Inwellcom Technology Co.,...

1. An intercom system for emergency rescue comprising:at least one user extension each having a serial number and being capable of generating an alarm signal according to an operation;
an administration server connected to the at least one user extension either via a wired connection or a wireless connection in order to receive the alarm signal, wherein a plot plan is stored in the administration server and has a figure number corresponding to the serial number of the at least one user extension, and a location of the at least one user extension is shown on the plot plan, and a location of the at least one user extension is shown on the plot plan, the at least one user extension having a self-inspection function, the at least one extension inspects itself according to a schedule set by the administration server, and sends an inspection result back to the administration server;
wherein when the administration server receives the alarm signal outputted from the at least one user extension, the administration server affirms the serial number of the at least one user extension and recognizes the plot plan having the figure number corresponding to the serial number of the at least one user extension that outputs the alarm signal;
at least one management device connected to the administration server either via a wired connection or a wireless connection, when the administration server receives the alarm signal, the administration server establishes a video connection between the at least one management device and the at least one user extension and transmits the plot plan that has the figure number corresponding to the at least one user extension to the at least one management device, and responsive to the inspection result revealing that there are function errors occurring in the at least one user extension, the administration server sends a reset instruction to the at least one user extension to reset the at least one user extension.

US Pat. No. 10,192,407

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CASH PAYMENTS FOR ONLINE GAMING

Handle Financial, Inc., ...

1. A method to facilitate transactions with a game provider, the method comprising:generating an inline frame element at a service provider system, the inline frame element representing a proposed transaction to provide a game from a game provider to a player system;
sending the inline frame element to the game provider to be nested in a frame of a game provider page that is sent to the player system by the game provider;
receiving a player identification information about a player of the player system at the service provider system through the inline frame element;
presenting information regarding a point-of-service to the player system from the service provider system based on the player identification information, the point-of-service being an establishment selected from among a plurality of points-of-service that is local to the player and that is equipped to accept cash payments;
generating a token that is optically readable for use by the point-of-service, the token being linked to the player identification information;
providing the token to the player system from the service provider system;
receiving a token information, a payment information and a confirmation that the player presented the token and a payment from the point-of-service at the service provider system, the confirmation indicating that the player has provided the payment to the point-of-service;
sending the player identification information and the payment information from the service provider system to the game provider in response to receiving the confirmation to indicate completing the transaction to the game provider.

US Pat. No. 10,192,393

TECHNIQUES OF USING WEARABLE DEVICES TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE GAMING AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

IGT Canada Solutions ULC,...

1. A method of assessing behavior of a player of a wagering game, the method comprising:receiving, at a wagering gaming device that comprises a card reader that reads player and/or credit information, via a wireless communication interface from a wearable device worn by the player of a wagering game, physiological data of the player obtained using at least one sensor of the wearable device worn by the player;
accessing, from a processor-readable storage medium of the wagering gaming device, a history of gaming actions previously performed by the player;
determining, using at least one processor, whether the player is exhibiting behavior exceeding at least one predefined risk threshold based at least in part on an automated analysis of the received physiological data and an occurrence of an event during a playing session that includes at least one of a series of rapid wagers and increasing wager amounts; and
when it is determined that the player is exhibiting behavior exceeding the at least one predefined risk threshold, performing at least one action by the wagering gaming device designed to reduce the exhibited behavior below the at least one predefined risk threshold in response to said determination,
wherein the predefined risk threshold comprises a function of the physiological data and represents a quantity above which the player is considered to exhibit problem gambling behavior,
wherein the at least one action designed to reduce the exhibited behavior below the at least one predefined risk threshold comprises adjusting a speed of the wagering game.

US Pat. No. 10,192,390

GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR ENABLING A PLAYER TO SELECT VOLATILITY USING GAME SYMBOLS

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A dedicated electronic gaming machine comprising:a housing;
at least one display device supported by the housing;
a payment acceptor supported by the housing;
at least one input device supported by the housing;
an application-specific integrated circuit comprising:
a first set of instructions that, when executed following receipt of a physical item by the payment acceptor, cause the application-specific integrated circuit to establish a credit balance based at least in part on a monetary value associated with the physical item wherein the physical item is selected from the group consisting of: a ticket associated with the monetary value and a unit of currency;
a second set of instructions that, when executed following receipt of an actuation of a wager button to place a wager for a play of a primary game associated with a primary symbol set of a plurality of symbols, cause the application-specific integrated circuit to:
decrease the credit balance by the placed wager; and
for the play of the primary game:
randomly determine a plurality of the symbols of the primary symbol set,
cause the at least one display device to display the randomly determined plurality of symbols of the primary symbol set,
determine any primary awards based on the displayed symbols of the primary symbol set, and
cause the at least one display device to display any determined primary awards, the credit balance increasable by any determined primary awards;
a third set of instructions that, when executed responsive to a triggering event occurring, cause the application-specific integrated circuit to:
cause the at least one display device to display a plurality of different selectable options including:
a first option associated with a first quantity of plays of a secondary game and a first secondary symbol set of a plurality of symbols, the plurality of symbols of the first secondary symbol set including a first quantity of instances of a designated symbol; and
a second option associated with a second quantity of plays of a secondary game and a second secondary symbol set of a plurality of symbols, the plurality of symbols of the second secondary symbol set including a second quantity of instances of a designated symbol, the second quantity of plays of the secondary game being greater than the first quantity of plays of the secondary game and the second quantity of instances of the designated symbol being less than the first quantity of instances of the designated symbol; and
set a player selectable volatility of the secondary game by:
responsive to a selection of the first option being received via the at least one input device, for at least one of the first quantity of plays of the secondary game:
 randomly determine a plurality of the symbols of the first secondary symbol set,
 cause the at least one display device to display the randomly determined plurality of the symbols of the first secondary symbol set,
 determine any secondary awards associated with the displayed symbols of the first secondary symbol set, and
 cause the at least one display device to display any determined secondary awards, the credit balance being increasable by any determined secondary awards;
responsive to a selection of the second option being received via the at least one input device, for at least one of the second quantity of plays of the secondary game:
 randomly determine a plurality of the symbols of the second secondary symbol set,
 cause the at least one display device to display the randomly determined plurality of the symbols of the second secondary symbol set,
 determine any secondary awards associated with the displayed symbols of the second secondary symbol set, and
 cause the at least one display device to display any determined secondary awards, the credit balance being increasable by any determined secondary awards; and
a fourth set of instructions that, when executed following receipt of an actuation of a cashout button, cause the application-specific integrated circuit to initiate a payout associated with the credit balance.

US Pat. No. 10,192,384

MONEY ITEM HANDLING DEVICE AND CONVEYOR

Crane Payment Innovations...

1. A handling device for money items having a generally discoidal surface and a peripheral edge, the handling device comprising:a receiving station configured to receive money items supplied thereto, a money item processing station; and
a conveyor configured to convey money items from the money item receiving station to the money item processing station, the conveyor comprising:
a conveyor member having a money item receiving surface, and
first and second lugs upstanding from said money item receiving surface, the first lug comprising a forward facing first capture region and the second lug comprising a forward facing second capture region, the capture regions configured to be driven in a longitudinal conveying direction through the money item receiving station to receive a money item with its major discoidal surface overlying the money item receiving surface and with its peripheral edge abutting the capture regions of the lugs, one of the capture regions of the lugs being upstanding from said money item receiving surface at least in part by a height greater than the other capture region,
wherein the capture regions are arranged such that if first and second of said money items become lodged on the money item receiving surface and abutting the first and second capture regions respectively, upon forward movement of the conveyor in the longitudinal conveying direction, the first money item is urged by the first capture region against the second money item so as to dislodge the second money item from abutment with the second capture region so that solely the first money item is held in abutment with the first and second capture regions,
wherein the first and second lugs are disposed on opposite sides of a longitudinal axis of the conveyor member, and the first capture region of the first lug comprises a capture surface facing forwardly in said longitudinal conveying direction, having a height which reduces in a direction of said longitudinal axis, and
wherein the capture surface is trapezoidal and forms an acute angle with the longitudinal axis in the longitudinal conveying direction and with a height that increases outwardly from the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,192,371

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE SERVICE

Matco Tools Corporation, ...

1. A mobile electronic communication device for use by a vehicle maintenance technician for motor vehicle maintenance, comprising:a user interface;
a display;
a communication interface; and
a processor coupled to computer-readable storage medium on the mobile device having stored thereon computer-executable instructions for use in maintenance of a motor vehicle, the computer readable instructions, when executed by the processor, configuring the processor to:
output, on the display of the mobile device, a list of diagnostic software modules available for utilization by a vehicle maintenance technician for analysis of a vehicle data package where the processor includes the list of diagnostic software modules;
select, via the user interface, a selection of one or more diagnostic software modules from the list of diagnostic software modules;
receive, via the user interface, a diagnostic software package comprising a selection of one or more diagnostic software modules from the list of diagnostic software modules;
receive, via the communication interface, the vehicle data package from the motor vehicle;
enable operation of the diagnostic software package, upon receipt of an authorization signal where the authorization signal is a result of a payment for the one or more diagnostic software modules, for generating an analysis result from an analysis of at least a portion of the vehicle data package; and
output on the display the analysis result of the diagnostic software package.

US Pat. No. 10,192,367

VEHICLE BODY FLAW ELIMINATION METHOD USING VIRTUAL MARK AND SYSTEM THEREOF

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A vehicle body flaw elimination method using a virtual mark, comprising:detecting, by a robotic visioner, a flaw formed on a vehicle body surface and outputting corresponding flaw data;
forming, by a controller, a virtual marker corresponding to the flaw data on a 3D model corresponding to the vehicle body;
transmitting, by the controller, data of the 3D model on which the virtual marker is formed to a wearable device; and
detecting, by the controller, a position of the vehicle body and a position of the wearable device to identify the position of the vehicle body and a position of a worker wearing the wearable device, and modifying the 3D model transmitted to the wearable device in a direction in which the worker views the vehicle body.

US Pat. No. 10,192,356

DYNAMIC RISK STRUCTURE CREATION SYSTEMS AND/OR METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

BWISE B.V., Rosmalen (NL...

1. A computer system that provides governance, risk management, or compliance functionality, the computer system comprising:a storage system configured to store an extended risk meta-model for an organization that includes (a) a plurality of object elements, (b) a plurality of dynamic risk elements, and (c) a plurality of dynamic control elements, the extended risk meta-model including a set of enforceable rules, for how dynamic risk models that are based on the extended risk meta-model can be created, the set of enforceable rules including a first relationship constraint and a second relationship constraint that is different from the first relationship constraint
a processing system that includes at least one hardware processor, the processing system configured to:
receive input for creating a new dynamic risk model based on the extended risk meta-model that is stored in the storage system;
as part of the creating the new dynamic risk model, add, based on received input, an object element to the new dynamic risk model that is from the plurality of object elements included in the extended risk meta-model;
as part of the creating the new dynamic risk model, add, based on received input, a first dynamic risk element from the plurality of dynamic risk elements of the extended risk meta-model to the new dynamic risk model;
based on addition of the first dynamic risk element to the new dynamic risk model, automatically add a first link between the added first dynamic risk element and the added at least one object element, wherein the automatic addition of the first link is controlled based on the first relationship constraint of the extended risk meta-model;
as part of the creating the new dynamic risk model, add, based on received input, a first dynamic control element that is from among the plurality of dynamic control elements of the extended risk meta-model, wherein the first dynamic control element includes a plurality of fields;
based on addition of the first dynamic control element to the new dynamic risk model, automatically add a second link between the added first dynamic control element and the added first dynamic risk element, wherein the automatic addition of the second link is controlled based on based on the second constraint of the extended risk meta-model; and
in response to a determination that a first field of the plurality of fields is set to a predetermined value, control a visibility of a second one of the plurality of fields of the first dynamic control element.

US Pat. No. 10,192,353

MULTIRESOLUTION SURFACE REPRESENTATION AND COMPRESSION

8i Limited, Wellington (...

1. A method comprising:accessing, by one or more processors of a machine, a multiresolution data structure that represents a blockable surface that intersects a plurality of blocks among which each block intersects a corresponding portion of the blockable surface, the multiresolution data structure representing each portion of the blockable surface by specifying a corresponding set of scalar values for that portion of the blockable surface, each set of scalar values defining the corresponding intersected portion of the blockable surface by specifying boundary conditions present on at least one edge of the corresponding block that intersects the corresponding portion of the blockable surface;
compressing, by one or more processors of the machine, the accessed multiresolution data structure that represents the blockable surface by, for each portion of the blockable surface represented, quantizing the corresponding set of scalar values for that portion of the blockable surface, the quantizing of each set of scalar values quantizing the specified boundary conditions present on at least one edge of the corresponding block that intersects the corresponding portion of the blockable surface; and
performing, by one or more processors of the machine, an operation selected from a group consisting of:
storing the compressed multiresolution data structure in a database,
communicating the compressed multiresolution data structure to a device, and
rendering at least a portion of the blockable surface by decompressing at least a portion of the compressed multiresolution data structure and rendering the decompressed portion of the compressed multiresolution data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,192,332

DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of controlling display of object data, the method comprising:calculating distances from an actual current position of a terminal to positions of a plurality of items of the object data;
determining, by a processor, whether the positions of the plurality of items are so included in a first area as to satisfy a predetermined condition, based on a distribution of the calculated distances, the first area being a current area including the actual current position of the terminal, the predetermined condition being an average of the calculated distances plus a correction or a median of the calculated distances plus a correction;
determining, by the processor, a second area based on a result of determining whether the positions of the plurality of items are so included in the first area as to satisfy the predetermined condition; and
displaying object data associated with a position in the second area on a screen,
wherein the first area is changed to the second area so that the positions of the plurality of items satisfy the predetermined condition in response to determining, by the processor, that the positions of the plurality of items are not so included in the first area as to satisfy the predetermined condition, and
wherein the second area includes the actual current position of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,192,324

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A POINT LIES WITHIN A POLYGON IN A MULTIDIMENSIONAL SPACE

YANDEX EUROPE AG, Lucern...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining whether a point lies within a first polygon in a multidimensional space, the method executable by a processor of a device, the point corresponding to a location of the device, the first polygon bounding an area on a map displayable on the device, the method comprising:reading, from a non-transitory computer-readable medium, region coordinates of at least one of a plurality of regions of the multidimensional space each encompassing a respective portion of first polygon coordinates, the first polygon coordinates defining first polygon boundaries of the first polygon, each region comprising a respective region boundary such that each region boundary intersects at least once the first polygon boundaries of the first polygon, the regions approximating the first polygon;
accessing point coordinates defining a position of the point in the multidimensional space;
executing an analysis of the region coordinates and the point coordinates to determine a number of times a ray projecting from the point towards any direction intersects the plurality of regions;
generating, based on the number of times the ray projecting from the point towards any direction intersects any of the plurality of regions, one of an indication that the point lies within the first polygon and an indication that the point does not lie within the first polygon;
using, by the device, the generated indication for displaying the map to a user of the device;
wherein the multidimensional space has only two dimensions, and each one of the regions is a respective area of the multidimensional space consisting of:
all points no further than a first boundary distance away from a first side of a line approximating the respective portion of the first polygon of the one of the regions, the first boundary distance being a shortest distance away from the first side of the line to a point most distant from the first side of the line on the respective portion of the first polygon; and
all points no further than a second boundary distance away from a second side of the line, the second boundary distance being a shortest distance away from the second side of the line to a point most distant from the second side of the line on the respective portion of the first polygon.

US Pat. No. 10,192,315

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HOLDING OBJECTS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An object holding apparatus comprising:a holding part that is able to hold at least one object;
a recognition device that recognizes a plurality of objects to generate a recognition result; and
a controller that
selects a first object from the objects, based on the recognition result,
sets a first direction to one side of the first object along which the number of objects aligned with the first object is smaller than the number of objects aligned with the first object along the other side of the first object,
selects a second object aligned with the first object along the first direction, and
controls a driving of the holding part, based on a selection result of the first object and the second object.

US Pat. No. 10,192,296

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, CAMERA SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT RESTORE AN IMAGE WITH A FILTER CORRESPONDING TO AN IMAGE PICKUP PLANE POSITION

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:a controller configured to adjust a position of a focal plane of an image pickup optical system with respect to a position of an image pickup plane by a correction amount based on image pickup environmental information so that the image pickup plane is positioned in an intermediate region between a peak position of a modulation transfer function (MTF) of the image pickup optical system at a center of an image and a peak position of the modulation transfer function (MTF) at a peripheral part of the image;
an image pickup element configured to generate the image by converting an optical image formed on the image pickup plane to electric signals after the position of the focal plane is adjusted by the controller; and
an image processor configured to restore the image utilizing an image restoration filter obtained base on the image pickup environmental information and image pickup state information of the image pickup optical system,
wherein the image pickup environmental information includes at least one of atmospheric temperature, humidity, and internal temperature of the image pickup optical system during shooting.

US Pat. No. 10,192,269

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AN ELECTRONIC EXCHANGE IN AN ELECTRONIC TRADING ENVIRONMENT

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A method including:detecting by a connection proxy that a network communication link between a client terminal and an intermediary device has been lost, wherein the client terminal communicates with an electronic exchange using a communication session established for the client terminal at the intermediary device;
providing by the connection proxy one or more communication session maintenance messages to the intermediary device to maintain the communication session at the intermediary device for a predetermined period of time in response to detecting that the network communication link has been lost;
providing by the connection proxy initial download data and market data received after detecting that the network communication link has been lost to the client terminal if the network communication link between the client terminal and the intermediary device is restored during the predetermined period of time; and
terminating by the connection proxy providing the one or more communication session maintenance messages to the intermediary device if the network communication link between the client terminal and the intermediary device is not restored during the predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,192,255

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-VEHICLE NAVIGATED SHOPPING

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method comprising:maintaining an item list that includes item list that includes an item of interest, the item list associated with a user profile of a user;
receiving search criteria from the user, the search criteria including a maximum distance from the user;
assigning the search criteria to the item of interest within the item list;
detecting an item listing for the item of interest within the maximum distance of the user, the item listing including an item description; and
causing display of the item description of the item of interest at a client device in response to detecting the item listing for the item of interest within the maximum distance of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,192,241

LOCATION RETARGETING SYSTEM FOR ONLINE ADVERTISING

Oath Inc., New York, NY ...

10. A method for retargeting advertisements, the method comprising:translating offline address information of a customer into latitude and longitude values;
in a memory, caching advertiser data into at least two tiers of cached advertiser data, each respective tier of the at least two tiers having a different respective geographical resolution among a range of geographical resolutions to permit a range of precision in geographic targeting in respective areas defined by respective tiers of the at least two tiers, with keys based on the latitude and longitude values, the cached advertiser data including a plurality of entries storing information about multiple potential customers;
receiving geo-location information from a mobile device of a user;
performing a query of at least one tier of the at least two tiers of cached advertiser data using the geo-location information, the at least one tier being defined by a desired geographical resolution;
determining one or more advertisements for the customer based on results of the query; and
sending the one or more advertisements to the user and to a plurality of potential customers selected from the multiple potential customers with information stored in the memory using the geo-location information for the mobile device of the user, the plurality of potential customers being located in a predetermined area or radius defined by location data associated with the geo-location information to deliver targeted advertisements to the user and the plurality of potential customers.

US Pat. No. 10,192,236

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING ADVERTISEMENTS

Guangzhou Kuaizi Informat...

1. A system for automatically displaying advertisements on interfaces of user terminals, comprising:at least one network port to communicate with a first group of user terminals and a second group of user terminals via a network;
at least one processor coupled to the at least one network port, wherein during operation the at least one processor is configured to cause the system to:
generate a first plurality of ads including a first plurality of advertisement elements, and each of the first plurality of advertisement elements including one or more information components of a first plurality of information components;
display the first plurality of ads on at least one interface of the first group of user terminals by transmitting, via the at least one network port, the first plurality of ads to the first group of user terminals;
determine at least one of a click-through rate, a number of impressions, or a conversion rate for the first plurality of ads associated with the first group of user terminals;
determine at least one of a click-through rate, a number of impressions or a conversion rate of the first plurality of information components based on the at least one of the click-through rate, the number of impressions or the conversion rate of the first plurality of ads;
obtain a ranking of the first plurality of information components based on the at least one of a click-through rate, a number of impressions or a conversion rate of the first plurality of information components;
automatically generate a second plurality of ads including at least one information component of the first plurality of information components based, at least in part, on the ranking; and
display the second plurality of ads on at least one interface of the second group of user terminals by transmitting, via the at least one network port, the second plurality of ads to the second group of user terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,192,232

WIRELESS ELECTRONIC COUPONING TECHNIQUE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code for one or more programs,
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following,
receive an electronic coupon with coupon information, wherein the coupon information includes forwardability information that allows forwarding of the electronic coupon to one or more wireless mobile terminals;
store the coupon information in the apparatus;
display a visual representation of the electronic coupon based, at least in part, on the coupon information;
wirelessly transfer the coupon information to a point of sale (POS) terminal for validation and redemption based, at least in part, on the transmitted coupon information.

US Pat. No. 10,192,228

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE RATINGS INFORMATION FOR ONLINE MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US),...

1. An audience measurement entity device, comprising:a communications interface to:
transmit first instructions which, when executed by a client device, cause the client device to transmit messages in response to presentations of portions of media; and
transmit a second message to the client device in response to a beacon request sent by the client device or in response to one of first messages sent by the client device based on the first instructions, ones of the first messages corresponding to different ones of the portions of the media presented at the client device, the second message to cause the client device to transmit a third message to a database proprietor, the third message to cause the database proprietor to transmit demographic information associated with the client device; and
a processor to:
determine, based on one of the first messages and the demographic information, a first demographic characteristic associated with a first one of the portions of the media presented at the client device;
determine numbers of impressions for respective ones of the portions of the media based on the first messages and based on fourth messages from other client devices; and
determine respective demographic characteristics corresponding to the impressions based on the first demographic characteristic, the first messages, and the fourth messages.

US Pat. No. 10,192,217

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECEIPT TRACKING IN A MOBILE WALLET

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A method for receipt tracking performed by one or more processors of a mobile wallet computer system, the method comprising:receiving, by network interface logic of the mobile wallet computer system, at least one transaction history entry pertaining to a non-mobile wallet transaction of a user;
retrieving, by a receipt tracker of the mobile wallet computer system, a plurality of transaction history entries pertaining to a plurality of mobile wallet transactions of the user;
receiving, by network interface logic of the mobile wallet computer system, a receipt corresponding to a transaction of the user;
extracting merchant identifying information from the receipt;
associating, by the receipt tracker of the mobile wallet computer system, the receipt with either the non-mobile wallet transaction or a mobile wallet transaction in the plurality of mobile wallet transactions based on the merchant identifying information extracted from the receipt and a transaction history entry from the at least one transaction history entry or the plurality of transaction history entries;
upon the associating of the receipt, aggregating, by the receipt tracker of the mobile wallet computer system, the at least one transaction history entry pertaining to the non-mobile wallet transaction of the user and the plurality of transaction history entries pertaining to the plurality of mobile wallet transactions to create a combined transaction history entry list; and
facilitating, by the mobile wallet computer system, a display of the combined transaction history entry list, wherein the display is configured to receive a user input to view the receipt.

US Pat. No. 10,192,201

ELECTRONIC IDEA NOTEBOOK

Uma Valeti LLC, St. Paul...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, from a device associated with a user of a hosted computer system, entries in a template of an electronic invention disclosure form that summarizes an invention made by one or more inventors;
linking the invention disclosure form to multiple discontinuous portions of an inventor's notebook that is separate from the invention disclosure form and contains descriptions of development of the invention that were made before the electronic invention disclosure form was completed, wherein the portions of the inventor's notebook that are linked to by the invention disclosure form contain detail for concepts that are summarized in the invention disclosure form and portions of the summarized concepts in the invention disclosure form are selectable by a user to be shown the corresponding portions of the inventor's notebook;
providing invitations to a collaboration space for the invention, whereby acceptance of the invitation provides access to at least a portion of the invention disclosure form; and
providing secure access to invitees into the collaboration space, wherein the invitees are determined to have been invited to the particular collaboration space before being given access to the particular collaboration space.

US Pat. No. 10,192,200

CLASSIFYING A PORTION OF USER CONTACT DATA INTO LOCAL CONTACTS

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method, comprising:storing contact data for each of a plurality of users including a first user, the contact data comprising a plurality of contacts for the first user, the contact data further comprising a number of messages sent to the first user by each of the plurality of contacts, and the contact data for a respective contact further comprising data extracted from the messages sent to the first user by the respective contact;
ranking each of the plurality of contacts to provide a first ranking associated with a first user device of the first user, the first ranking based at least in part on the number of messages sent to the first user by each contact, and the first ranking further based on a likelihood that future communication with each respective contact of the plurality of contacts will be performed via the first user device;
dividing, by a server platform, based on the first ranking, the plurality of contacts to provide a first set of local contacts for local storage on the first user device and a first set of directory contacts stored only on the server platform, wherein each of the local contacts has a higher rank than the directory contacts, and the first set of local contacts has a predetermined size;
providing, by the server platform, to the first user device, prior to the first user device presenting an input field in a user interface to the first user, the first set of local contacts for the local storage on the first user device, wherein the first set of local contacts includes a first local contact to present to the first user from the local storage in response to a first query from the first user device;
in response to the first query, providing, by the server platform, to the first user device, a first plurality of contacts in a first ranked order based on the first ranking, the first plurality of contacts including a first directory contact from the first set of directory contacts, wherein the first directory contact is provided as an option for presentation in the user interface to the first user when entering data in the input field, and the first directory contact is provided for presentation to the first user on a screen of the first user device when presenting the first local contact on the screen, and wherein the first plurality of contacts changes as at least one additional character or data is entered by the first user into the user interface;
receiving a second query from the first user device, the second query sent based on a location determination by the first user device; and
in response to the second query, providing, by the server platform, to the first user device, a second plurality of contacts in a ranked order based on a second ranking by the server platform, the second ranking based at least in part on the number of messages sent to the first user by each of the plurality of contacts, and the second plurality of contacts including a second directory contact from the first set of directory contacts, wherein the second directory contact replaces the first directory contact on the screen of the first user device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,193

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING CENTRAL PHARMACY-TYPE DISPENSING OPERATIONS

McKesson Specialty Care D...

1. A healthcare system, comprising:at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory and execute the computer-executable instructions, wherein the computer-executable instructions when executed by the at least one processor cause the healthcare system to:
receive medication order data from respective electronic health records based at least in part on a user query of one or more electronic health records associated with one or more patients, wherein the query comprises at least one filter using at least one filtering criteria comprising at least one of a patient name, a date, a date range, a treatment location, or a medication;
generate an order worklist based at least in part on the at least one filtering criteria, the order worklist comprising a plurality of medication order transactions;
create one or more medication dispensing queues based at least in part on the order worklist, wherein a first medication dispensing queue comprises a portion of the plurality of medication order transactions, and wherein each of the plurality of medication order transaction comprises a request for one or more medications to be dispensed by a pharmacy;
apply a first filter to the portion of the plurality of medication order transactions in the first medication dispensing queue, wherein the portion of the plurality of medication order transactions are filtered based on at least one of the following: medication type, treatment location, a date, or a date range;
apply a location filter to the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions in the first medication dispensing queue, wherein the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions are ordered within the first medication queue corresponding to a respective physical storage location of a respective medication within the pharmacy, and wherein the location filter facilitates determining a minimum number of instances the respective physical storage location needs to be accessed to retrieve a predefined amount of the respective medication to fulfill the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions; and
facilitate output of a representation of the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions in the first medication dispensing queue for presentation to the pharmacy via a graphical user interface, wherein the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions in the first medication dispensing queue are filled by the pharmacy using a desired workflow to obtain the respective medication from the respective first physical storage location using the minimum number of instances the respective physical storage location needs to be accessed to retrieve the predefined amount of the respective medication to fulfill the filtered portion of the plurality of medication order transactions.

US Pat. No. 10,192,187

COMPARISON OF CLIENT AND BENCHMARK DATA

Visier Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a server, a mapping table, wherein the mapping table maps dimensions and dimension members of client data to dimensions and dimension members of benchmark data, wherein the dimensions of the client data include a first set of dimensions, wherein the dimensions of the benchmark data include a second set of dimensions, and wherein the first set is different from the second set;
receiving, by the server, a query that corresponds to a plurality of values corresponding to the client data, wherein a first storage location stores a first subset of the client data that corresponds to a first set of the plurality of values and a second storage location stores a second subset of the client data that corresponds to a second set of the plurality of values, wherein the first storage location is different from the second storage location, wherein the query identifies a selection of a measure, a first dimension member of the client data, and an external benchmark from an application executed by a computing device, wherein the first dimension member is associated with a first dimension level of a plurality of hierarchically arranged dimension levels in an ontology;
determining, by the server after receiving the query, that the first subset of the client data corresponds to the first set of the plurality of values and the second subset of the client data corresponds to the second set of the plurality of values;
responsive to receiving the query, dividing the query into a plurality of data requests, the plurality of data requests including a first request with respect to the first subset and a second request with respect to the second subset;
computing, by the server, a result value of the measure for the first dimension member based on a combination of a plurality of responses to the plurality of data requests, wherein computing the result value comprises executing a multidimensional operation on the client data corresponding to the first dimension member;
upon determining that the benchmark data associated with the external benchmark does not include a dimension member that matches the first dimension member in the first dimension level:
automatically identifying, by the server, a plurality of dimension members of the benchmark data based on the mapping table, wherein each of the plurality of dimension members is a hierarchical descendant of the first dimension member in the ontology; and
computing, by the server, a benchmark result value of the measure based on each of the plurality of dimension members using one or more models that relate the first dimension member to the plurality of dimension members; and
sending the result value and the benchmark result value to the application.

US Pat. No. 10,192,169

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAKING EFFECTIVE USE OF SYSTEM RESOURCES

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of requests for access to a resource with a training module of a on-demand services environment provided by one or more computing devices, each request having an associated group of features to be mapped to labels within the on-demand services environment;
generating a statistical model with the training module within the on-demand services environment, wherein the statistical model provides a prediction of resources required by a subsequent request based on features of the corresponding subsequent requests, the subsequent request received from a remote computing device;
allocating resources within the on-demand services environment to service the subsequent request based on the prediction;
utilizing the allocated resources within the on-demand services environment with the one or more computing devices to generate a result; and
transmitting the result to the remote computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,166

COMPUTATION OF RECEIVER OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC CURVES

SAS Institute Inc., Cary...

1. A method for finding a distributed computed solution for true positive rates and false positive rates comprising:receiving, by each computing device of a plurality of computing devices, a value defining a number of probability bins, wherein a plurality of unsorted records is distributed across the plurality of computing devices;
initializing, by each computing device of the plurality of computing devices, a true count value for each of the defined number of probability bins;
initializing, by each computing device of the plurality of computing devices, a false count value for each of the defined number of probability bins;
(a) reading, by a current computing device, a truth of event occurrence from a current record of a subset of the plurality of unsorted records stored on the current computing device;
(b) reading, by the current computing device, a probability of occurrence from the current record;
(c) determining, by the current computing device, a probability bin of the probability bins that includes the probability of occurrence;
(d) incrementing, by the current computing device, the true count value of the determined probability bin when the truth of event occurrence indicates true;
(e) incrementing, by the current computing device, the false count value of the determined probability bin when the truth of event occurrence indicates false;
(f) repeating (a) to (e) with each record of the subset of the plurality of unsorted records stored on the current computing device as the current record;
(g) after processing the subset of the plurality of unsorted records stored on the current computing device, sending, by the current computing device, the true count value and the false count value for each probability bin of the probability bins to a master computing device,
wherein (a) to (g) is performed by each computing device of the plurality of computing devices as the current computing device;
receiving, by the master computing device, the true count value and the false count value for each probability bin of the probability bins from each computing device of the plurality of computing devices;
determining, by the master computing device, a total number of true event occurrences;
determining, by the master computing device, a total number of false event occurrences;
computing, by the master computing device, a true positive rate for each probability bin of the probability bins based on the true count value of the probability bin and the determined total number of true event occurrences;
computing, by the master computing device, a false positive rate for each probability bin of the probability bins based on the false count value of the probability bin and the determined total number of false event occurrences; and
outputting, by the master computing device, the true positive rate and the false positive rate for each probability bin of the probability bins for selection of an operating point to determine occurrence of an event.

US Pat. No. 10,192,159

CONTACTLESS CARD WITH TRANSMISSION BLOCKING ELEMENT

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A contactless card comprising:a body having a first main side and a second main side;
an identification chip coupled to the first main side of the body; and
a transmission blocking element slidably coupled to the body, wherein the identification chip is covered by the transmission blocking element in a first position, wherein the identification chip is uncovered when the transmission blocking element is in a second position, and wherein the transmission blocking element comprises:
a first section extending along the first main side of the body;
a second section extending parallel to the first section; and
a tab coupling together the first section and the second section, wherein the tab is positioned within an internal slot embedded within the body between the first main side and the second main side.

US Pat. No. 10,192,157

VISUAL RFID TAGS AND INTERACTIVE VISUAL RFID NETWORKS

OMNI-ID CAYMAN LIMITED, ...

1. A method for displaying information on a dynamic visual RFID tag comprising the steps of:providing a visual RFID tag including a display, an RFID tag, a communications module, a display microcontroller; and an internal energy source wherein the communications module communicates with the display microcontroller wherein the display is self-powered or battery powered;
providing unique information to display on the display of each of a plurality of dynamic visual RFID tags;
using the visual RFID tag unique identifier to identify and compile the unique information transmitted to the dynamic visual RFID; and
displaying the complied information on the display in response to a display prompt wherein the information displayed on the display is derived from information sent from a computer and received wirelessly by the communications module wherein the display prompt is one or more of a change of location of the visual RFID tag and an RFID reader interrogation and wherein data for two or more displays of visual information is held in an integrated circuit associated with the RFID tag and wherein the display prompt is a unique signal that prompts the integrated circuit to direct a single type of the two or more displays of visual information to the display.

US Pat. No. 10,192,079

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAGNETIC STRIPE READING USING MOBILE MAGNETOMETERS

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a housing having a surface for swiping a magnetic swipe card;
a magnetometer, positioned within the housing configured to detect magnetic information from the magnetic swipe card and to produce digital magnetometer output signals representing the magnetic information;
a hardware processor coupled to the magnetometer, the hardware processor configured to:
filter the digital magnetometer output signals based, at least in part, on a magnitude of the digital magnetometer output signals, and
provide data derived from the filtered digital magnetometer output signals to an application for processing.

US Pat. No. 10,192,076

SECURITY HOUSING WITH RECESSES FOR TAMPER LOCALIZATION

SQUARE, INC., San Franci...

1. A secure electronic system having a tamper detection circuit that includes a housing portion and a board portion and that detects one or more tampering attempts, the secure electronic system comprising:a security housing enclosing at least a portion of a circuit board, the security housing comprising:
a non-conductive housing comprising:
an interior surface facing the circuit board, and
an exterior surface,
a plurality of recesses within the interior surface of the non-conductive housing, wherein each recess of the plurality of recesses is in a different one of a plurality of zones of the security housing,
the housing portion of the tamper detection circuit running along the interior surface of the non-conductive housing including along the plurality of recesses, and
an insulative covering layered over the housing portion of the tamper detection circuit other than over the plurality of recesses; and the circuit board, the circuit board comprising:
a board, and
the board portion of the tamper detection circuit that is disposed along the board and that is electrically connected to the housing portion of the tamper detection circuit via a plurality of connector pieces thereby completing the tamper detection circuit, the board portion of the tamper detection circuit configured to detect tampering with the tamper detection circuit, wherein a tamper zone of the plurality of zones of the security housing is identified based on at least one voltage condition at one or more of the plurality of recesses, the tamper zone corresponding to a location of tampering.

US Pat. No. 10,192,031

SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING INFORMATION FROM DICOM STRUCTURED REPORTS

VIDISTAR, LLC, Greenvill...

1. A system comprising:one or more memories storing computer-executable instructions; and
one or more hardware processors configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
access one or more DICOM structured reports including one or more nodes containing values, wherein the one or more DICOM structured reports include a first format that is not queryable using an online analytical processing tool;
generate a graphical user interface including one or more selectable features indicative of one or more of: medical findings, medical impressions, or medical conditions of a DICOM structured report;
receive user input via the graphical user interface, wherein the user input indicates at least a subset of the one or more selectable features;
determine first correspondence between the one or more selectable features and criterion mapping data that associates selectable features with criteria, wherein the first correspondence indicates a particular criterion that corresponds to the one or more selectable features, and wherein the particular criterion includes a structured report path and extraction instructions, the structured report path configured to locate a particular node within the one or more DICOM structured reports, and the extraction instructions configured to extract a value from the particular node;
determine, based on the particular criterion, the structured report path and the extraction instructions;
determine second correspondence between the structured report path of the criterion and at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports, the second correspondence indicating that the at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports include the particular node corresponding to the structured report path;
based on the structured report path, access the particular node in the at least a subset of the DICOM structured reports;
based on the extraction instructions, determine one or more first values corresponding to the particular node for the at least a subset of the DICOM structured reports;
store the one or more first values for the at least a subset of the DICOM structured reports in a data structure associated with a study that corresponds to the at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports that include the particular node, wherein the data structure includes a second format that is queryable using the online analytical processing tool;
determine at least one rule associated with the criterion, the at least one rule associating at least one second value with the one or more first values, wherein the at least one second value is not included in the at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports;
based on the one or more first values and the at least one rule, determine the at least one second value;
store the at least one second value in the data structure;
access a query including one or more filters;
apply the one or more filters of the query to the data structure to determine a query result based on correspondence between the one or more filters, the one or more first values, and the at least one second value; and
generate a report indicative of the query result, wherein the report includes an indication of the at least one second value not included in the at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports.

US Pat. No. 10,192,028

DATA ANALYSIS DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A data analysis device comprising:at least one storage medium configured to store a reference genome sequence database and a read sequence database, the genome sequence database including data representing a plurality of reference genome sequences and lengths at which partial sequences starting from base positions of the reference genome sequences become unique, and the read sequence database including data representing a Burrows-Wheeler Transform (BWT) of a plurality of read base sequences and a plurality of integer values representing a plurality of predetermined head bases of a sorted list of cyclic permutations (SLCP) corresponding to the read base sequences; and
a processor programmed to:
select a key sequence on the basis of a specified genome region to be analyzed, the key sequence being a partial sequence with a length of a first minimum length for uniqueness (MLU) in the specified genome region which is determined by referring to the genome sequence database,
determine a depth of the key sequence by referring to the BWT and the integer values of the head bases of the SLCP of the read sequence database, the depth being a number of the read base sequences that contain the key sequence,
scan the specified genome region and estimate a position by referring to the read sequence database based on the first MLU and the determined depth of the key sequence,
acquire a partial gene sequence with a second MLU from the estimated position,
extract the read base sequences containing the partial gene sequence at the estimated position from the read sequence database,
compare the extracted read base sequences with the reference genome sequences to analyze the specified genome region, and
output a result of the analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,192,019

SEPARATION AND MINIMUM WIRE LENGTH CONSTRAINED MAZE ROUTING METHOD AND SYSTEM

SYNOPSYS, INC., Mountain...

1. A computer implemented method for routing a first path in a circuit design, the method comprising:iteratively building, using the computer, a plurality of partial-paths to route the first path by adding an incremental length to a selected previously built partial-path when the computer is invoked to route the first path in the circuit design, the adding being performed in accordance with at least a first design rule, wherein the plurality of partial-paths start at a first location, wherein said iteratively building comprises:
comparing, using the computer, the plurality of partial-paths to each other when the plurality of partial-paths end on a common second location different from the first location;
saving, using the computer, one of the plurality of partial-paths that leads to a shortest first path; and
eliminating, using the computer, one of the plurality of partial-paths that is not selected to lead to the shortest first path.

US Pat. No. 10,191,943

DECORRELATION OF USER-DEFINED FUNCTION INVOCATIONS IN QUERIES

Indian Institute of Techn...

1. A computer-implemented method for transforming user-defined-function invocations within a query-based environment, the method comprising:receiving a query with a user-defined-function (UDF) containing code written using imperative language constructs;
transforming the imperatively defined UDF into an algebraic first expression tree, wherein generating part of the algebraic first expression tree comprises:
determining a type of statement from a plurality of statements,
choosing an apply-merge operator when the statement is an assignment statement,
choosing a conditional-apply-merge operator when the statement is an if-then-else conditional statement,
choosing a cross-apply operator when the statement is a return statement, and
applying the operator to the statement to generate part of the algebraic first expression tree;
constructing a second expression tree representation of the query absent the UDF;
generating a transformed expression representation of the query by merging the algebraic first expression tree and the second expression tree based on parameters of the algebraic first expression tree, and attributes of the second expression tree; and
simplifying the transformed expression using transformation rules, based on a determination that the transformed expression can be simplified.

US Pat. No. 10,191,934

DE-DUPLICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A de-duplication system comprising:a memory;
a first storage device;
a second storage device;
a first processor, wherein the processor:
determines a calculation range of content input from a client terminal based upon a predetermined maximum chunk size and a predetermined minimum chunk size,
sets at least a first and second small calculation ranges, both the first and second small calculation ranges being smaller than the first calculation range,
sets the positions of windows for rolling hash calculation with respect to the first and second small calculation ranges at integral multiples of a width of each of the windows so that successive windows overlap, and
subjects the at least first and second small calculation ranges to a rolling hash calculation with shifting of the windows set to the first and second small calculation ranges based on parallel processing to form a cut-out chunk from the content; and
a second processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the first storage device, the second storage device, and the first processor, wherein the second processor:
does not store the cut-out chunk into the first storage device when the chunk having the same contents as the cut-out chunk is already stored in the first storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,880

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE USING THE TOPOLOGY OF AN ISING MODEL

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a spin array in which a spin unit is formed, the spin unit including a memory cell storing a value of one spin in an Ising model, a memory cell storing an interaction coefficient from an adjacent spin interacting with the spin, a memory cell storing an external magnetic field coefficient of the one spin, and a circuit deciding a next state of the one spin by binary majority decision logic based on a product of the value of each of the adjacent spins and the corresponding interaction coefficient, and the external magnetic field coefficient,
the spin array being formed by having a plurality of the spin units, each having each spin in the Ising model allocated thereto, arranged and connected on a two-dimensional plane on a semiconductor substrate in a state where a topology of the Ising model is maintained.

US Pat. No. 10,191,837

AUTOMATED END-TO-END ANALYSIS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUESTS

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing an automated end-to-end analysis of customer service requests, said method comprising:receiving a core dump, wherein said core dump corresponds to said customer service request regarding a crash of a computer system;
automatically analyzing said core dump with a processor to generate analysis results, wherein said automatically analyzing said core dump further comprises:
automatically determining a culprit module responsible for said crash of said computer system; and
automatically generating a signature back trace, wherein said signature back trace pertains to a symptom of said crash of said computer system, and wherein said automatically determining a culprit module responsible for said crash of said computer system further comprises:
generating an essential stack of functions corresponding to said crash of said computer system;
determining a tag sequence and a tag depth corresponding to said essential stack of functions;
deriving a list of permissible tag permutations corresponding to said computer system; and
utilizing said tag sequence and said tag depth in combination with said list of permissible tag permutations to identify a culprit module responsible for said computer crash; and
generating a graphical representation for display on a graphic user interface of a computer, wherein said graphical representation corresponds to said analysis results for said core dump.

US Pat. No. 10,191,712

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a signal receiver configured to receive a video signal from an external display apparatus;
a signal processor configured to process the video signal received by the signal receiver;
a display configured to display an image based on the video signal processed by the signal processor; and
a controller configured to:
among a plurality of frames in the video signal, identify a first frame including a first on-screen-display (OSD) menu generated by the external display apparatus and a second frame not including the first OSD menu, and
control the signal processor so that the display does not display an image based on the first frame of the video and displays an image based on the second frame of the video signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,686

RATE LIMITING IN A DECENTRALIZED CONTROL PLANE OF A COMPUTING SYSTEM

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of processing a request for a service of a control plane in a computer system, comprising:receiving the request, from a client, at a service host process executing on a software platform of the computer system;
generating an operation object in the service host process that encapsulates a request/response pattern started by the request, the operation object including a plurality of fields that store a context for the request/response pattern within the service host process;
determining a key based on the context stored by the plurality of fields;
obtaining a rate limit associated with the key; and
permitting or denying the request for the service based on whether a rate of requests targeting the service exceeds the rate limit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,672

ASYNCHRONOUS COPYING OF DATA WITHIN MEMORY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:during execution of a software application by a processor, receiving, by a copy processor separate from the processor, a request for an asynchronous data copy operation to copy data within a memory accessible by the copy processor, wherein the request is received from a copy manager accessible by the software application in a user space of an operating system managing execution of the software application and includes an indication to the copy processor to set a completion flag upon completion of the asynchronous data copy operation instead of pass an interrupt to the copy manager upon completion of the asynchronous data copy operation;
in response to the request, initiating, by the copy processor, the asynchronous data copy operation;
continuing execution of the software application by the processor;
determining, by the copy processor, that the asynchronous data copy operation has completed; and
in response to determining that the asynchronous data copy operation has completed, selectively notifying based on the indication in the request to set the completion flag upon completion of the asynchronous data copy operation instead of pass the interrupt to the copy manager upon completion of the asynchronous data copy operation, by the copy processor, the software application that the asynchronous data copy operation has completed through the completion flag instead of the interrupt.

US Pat. No. 10,191,649

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF INCLUDING TURNING OFF A DISPLAY IN RESPONSE TO SPECIFIC USER INPUTS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a body;
a touch screen disposed on a front surface of the body, and having a touch panel and a display unit; and
a controller configured to:
display a home screen page or an application execution screen on the touch screen in response to the display unit being turned on,
turn off the display unit and execute a lock mode requiring input of a password, in response to a plurality of touch inputs being consecutively received on a preset region of the home screen page, and
turn off the display unit and not execute the lock mode, in response to a plurality of touch inputs being consecutively received on a preset region of the application execution screen,
wherein the plurality of touch inputs received on the preset region of the application execution screen include a first touch input and a second touch input,
wherein the controller is further configured to:
determine a time interval during which no touch is applied between the first touch input and the second touch input when the display unit is turned off and the lock mode is not executed according to the plurality of touch inputs received on the preset region of the application execution screen,
set an automatic locking time based on the time interval, and
execute the lock mode while keeping the display unit off when the automatic locking time elapses after the display unit is turned off, and
wherein a first automatic locking time is set when the time interval satisfies a first condition and a second automatic locking time different from the first automatic locking time is set when the time interval satisfies a second condition.

US Pat. No. 10,191,642

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATING AND SELECTING PROGRAMS

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

16. A non-transitory computer-readable information storage medium that stores a program including instructions that cause a computer to:display a menu image having one or more icons contained in the menu image, each icon associated with any one of a plurality of programs, on a display divided into a first region and a second region,
wherein the menu image is displayed in the first region of the display;
display in the first region of the display, when any one of the one or more icons is selected, a program-related image relating to a program associated with the selected icon, wherein the program related-image includes an activation image within the program related-image to be subjected to an operation of activating the program;
store a selected order of already-selected ones of the one or more icons;
display, when a slide operation in one direction along one side of the display is specified entirely in the second region on the display, another program-related image in the first region of the display, which is selected in accordance with the selected order and the one direction, and redisplay the menu image when a slide operation in an opposite direction to the one direction is specified in a state in which the program-related image associated with the icon selected most recently is displayed; and
activate, when an operation by the user is performed on the activation image included in the program-related image, the program relating to the program-related image, and display on the display an image generated by the program.

US Pat. No. 10,191,641

DEVICE, METHOD, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR NAVIGATION OF INFORMATION IN A MAP-BASED INTERFACE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display;
a touch-sensitive surface;
one or more processors;
memory; and
one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
displaying a geographic map in a first mode of an application on the display, the geographic map including a plurality of landmarks, the geographic map being displayed at a first magnification level in a range of magnification levels;
detecting a first input on the touch-sensitive surface, the first input including a first contact at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a first landmark on the display;
in response to detecting the first input on the touch-sensitive surface:
when the first input does not satisfy one or more predefined mode-change conditions, changing the magnification level of the geographic map in accordance with the first input and remaining in the first mode of the application; and
when the first input satisfies the one or more predefined mode-change conditions, selecting the first landmark and entering a second mode of the application that is distinct from the first mode,
wherein the one or more predefined mode-change conditions include that the first magnification is a predefined magnification for changing to the second mode of the application;
while in the second mode of the application, detecting a second input on the touch-sensitive surface; and
in response to detecting the second input on the touch-sensitive surface, displaying information about the first landmark.

US Pat. No. 10,191,640

CONTROL PARAMETER SETTING METHOD FOR USE IN ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, AND OPERATION TERMINAL

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A control parameter setting method for use in an illumination system including: luminaires; an illumination controller that controls lighting of the luminaires; and an operation terminal that communicates with the illumination controller, the control parameter setting method comprising:capturing, by a camera of the operation terminal, at least one luminaire among the luminaires in an image, and displaying, by a touch panel of the operation terminal, the image including the at least one luminaire captured by the camera;
obtaining identification information of the at least one luminaire based on the image;
determining whether a control parameter of the at least one luminaire captured by the camera is settable by the operation terminal;
displaying, by the touch panel, information relating to the identification information, in association with the at least one luminaire, when the control parameter is determined to be settable by the operation terminal;
when a user selects a luminaire from among the at least one luminaire in the image displayed on the touch panel, displaying, by the touch panel, a control parameter of the luminaire selected; and
setting, by the touch panel, the control parameter of the luminaire selected, wherein:
when the at least one luminaire is captured by the camera, an optical ID is received from the at least one luminaire,
in the obtaining of the identification information of the at least one luminaire based on the image, the identification information is obtained based on information included in the optical ID received,
the control parameter setting method further comprises:
obtaining identification information of the illumination controller based on the information included in the optical ID received, the obtaining of the identification information of the illumination controller based on the information included in the optical ID received being between the capturing and displaying and the determining, and
in the determining, when the identification information of the illumination controller obtained matches identification information of the illumination controller that communicates with the operation terminal, the control parameter is determined to be settable by the operation terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,639

ATTRIBUTE IDENTIFIER AND ANALYZER TOOL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system for identifying attributes included in a drawing, the system comprising:a processing unit configured to:
automatically identify a plurality of attributes associated with a drawing, wherein the plurality of attributes specify content within the drawing;
automatically assign a unique identifier to each of the plurality of attributes;
automatically create a symbol representing the assigned unique identifier for each of the plurality of attributes;
display the symbol for each of the plurality of attributes on the drawing; and
generate a report including the unique identifier assigned to each of the plurality of attributes.

US Pat. No. 10,191,636

GESTURE MAPPING FOR IMAGE FILTER INPUT PARAMETERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:obtain, by an electronic device, an image;
detecting, by the electronic device, a representation of a human face within the image;
selecting, by the electronic device, a focus area within the image corresponding to the representation of the human face;
receiving, by the electronic device, a selection of a first filter to apply to the image;
receiving input from one or more sensors integrated with the electronic device;
determining a value of a first input parameter for the first filter from the received input; and
applying the first filter to the focus area of the image to generate a first filtered image, the first input parameter having the determined value.

US Pat. No. 10,191,635

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GENERATING A VIEW FOR A POINT OF INTEREST

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of generating a view for an object, the method comprising:providing for display, with one or more processors, a first image related to the object;
generating, with the one or more processors, a task including information related to the object;
receiving, in response to the task, with the one or more processors, user manipulation of the first image with respect to the object, the user manipulation including bounding-box drawing operations;
determining, with the one or more processors based on the user manipulation of the first image with respect to the object, a viewpoint within at least a portion of the first image;
recording a viewcode for the object based on the viewpoint, the viewcode associating the viewpoint, the first image, and the task including the information related to the object; and
storing, with the one or more processors, the viewcode in a database.

US Pat. No. 10,191,634

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DISPLAYING DOCUMENT ON TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for displaying a document on a touch screen display of a terminal, comprising:displaying, by the terminal, an edge region of an electronic document on the touch screen display, the edge region containing an edge of the electronic document and one or more display elements each corresponding to a sub-region of an electronic document, wherein one or more display elements comprise a plurality rows of thumbnails and two adjacent rows of thumbnails are separated by an interval with a preset width;
detecting, by the terminal, a movement of an object acting on the touch screen display along a moving direction; and
in response to detecting the movement of the object in the moving direction, stretching, for display, at least one row of thumbnails in the moving direction away from the edge while maintaining the interval with the preset width unchanged between stretched rows of thumbnails and maintaining display states of remaining consecutive rows of thumbnails including a row of display elements which are closest to the edge unchanged, the one or more display elements not being stretched in a direction perpendicular to the direction away from the edge,
wherein a stretch ratio for each of the thumbnails positively correlates to a distance between a stretched thumbnail and the edge, the larger the distance between the stretched thumbnail and the edge is, the larger a stretch ratio for the stretched thumbnail is, and wherein two different rows of thumbnails have two different stretch ratios based on the difference distances.

US Pat. No. 10,191,628

ENVIRONMENT FOR DESIGNING A DYNAMIC MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PRESENTATION

Emmi Solutions, LLC, Chi...

1. A system for facilitating authoring of an interactive multimedia pack, the system comprising:(a) a controller configured to transmit to a display device display data representing a plurality of interfaces to be simultaneously displayed for defining a flow between a plurality of pages of an interactive multimedia presentation (“IMP”) that each include a plurality of content assets visual or audible in nature and for selecting the plurality of content assets for each of the pages, the plurality of interfaces including: (i) a first one or more interfaces that a user may interact with to select content assets to be presented when pages of the IMP are presented, and (ii) a second interface that a user may interact with to define the flow between the plurality of pages of the IMP;
(b) one or more input devices coupled to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to receive from the one or more input devices: (i) first input data representing a plurality of content assets selected using the first one or more interfaces, and (ii) second input data representing a flow-definition made using the second interface, the flow-definition including a first flow from a first page to a second page representing a first version of a portion of the IMP, a second flow from the first page to a third page representing a second version of the portion of the IMP, and one or more conditions to be evaluated at run-time by a rules engine for selecting a flow from the first flow and the second flow based, at least in part, on the type of communication channel utilized to present the IMP;
(c) one or more memory devices coupled to the controller, the one or more memory devices storing:
(i) first page data generated by the controller and representing the first page of the IMP, the first page data referencing the selected content asset;
(ii) a record of rules generated by the controller according to the flow-definition represented by the second input data, the record of rules including the one or more conditions for selecting a flow from the first flow and the second flow;
(d) one or more servers coupled to the one or more memory devices, the one or more servers configured to:
(i) analyze the first page data to identify the selected content asset referenced by the first page data and to transmit to a client device the selected content asset for presentation by the client device of the first page;
(ii) evaluate the one or more conditions included in the record of rules stored at the one or more memory devices;
(iii) when the evaluation of the one or more conditions produces a first result: analyze second page data representing the second page to identify, and to transmit to the client device for presentation, content assets referenced by the second page data so that the client device can present the second page after the first page has been presented; and
(iv) when the evaluation of the one or more conditions produces a second result: analyze third page data representing the third page to identify, and to transmit to the client device for presentation, content assets referenced by the third page data so that the client device can present the third page after the first page has been presented.

US Pat. No. 10,191,626

SYSTEM FOR MANAGING AND PROCESSING DATA FROM A MEDICAL FACILITY

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A system for managing and processing data in a medical facility, the system comprising:a plurality of medical examination devices in the medical facility;
a plurality of different types of user devices in the medical facility that display and process data;
a public cloud outside of the medical facility storing downloadable applications, templates drivers, patient data records, patient image data records and patient associated tasks to be performed by the medical facility, the public cloud being connected to the plurality of medical examination devices and the plurality of different types of user devices;
at least one browser application installed on each of the plurality of different types of user devices configured to run on the user devices, the browser application being configured to access and display
data record lists, stored in the public cloud, containing a respective list entry for a number of medical data records of a particular data type including data inclusive of data generated by the plurality medical examination devices, data of hospital information systems (HIS), radiology information systems (RIS) and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), and
individual list entries resulting from search queries via the browser application
for inspection and processing, the at least one browser application being subdivided into the following layers in terms of its component architecture:
a frame layer comprising at least one frame component, the frame component defining a number and arrangement of GUI pages to be displayed at the same time for a respective data record list or GUI pages for a respective list entry, and the frame component also being configured to implement functions for transferring control between different GUI pages,
a view layer comprising a number of components, each respectively specifically defining, for a particular data type, the graphical contents of a GUI page for displaying a data record list or a GUI page for displaying a list entry,
a view model layer comprising a number of components, each defining, for at least one associated component of the view layer, properties and commands for the control elements of the GUI page defined there,
a model layer comprising a number of components, each respectively specifically defining, for a particular data type, the structure of the associated data records, and
a driver layer comprising a number of driver components, each respectively configured to facilitate data access to a particular data memory inside or outside the user device,
the components of the view model layer being independent of the data type.

US Pat. No. 10,191,622

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGN AND DYNAMIC GENERATION OF A WEB PAGE

LivePerson, Inc., New Yo...

17. A computer-program product, tangibly embodied in a non-transitory machine-readable medium of a server device, including instructions configured to cause a data processing apparatus to:provide a toolbar including one or more cells for displaying content resources, wherein the toolbar is dynamically generated and displayed as an additional window with one or more pages of an application;
provide a plurality of content resources, wherein the plurality of content resources include resources of different content types, wherein at least one content resource is a real-time interactive element that facilitates a messaging communication with an available agent, and wherein an agent is available when the agent is available to participate in the messaging communication and has a skill specified by the application;
dynamically update display and content type of content resources presented in cells of the toolbar, wherein the display and content type of the content resources are dynamically updated in real-time as activities are performed on the application and as content of the application changes, wherein the display and content type of the content resources are dynamically updated using one or more content resource rules, and wherein the one or more content resource rules control a type of content resource to present in a toolbar based on one or more activities performed on one or more pages of an application and based on content of the one or more pages;
receive a request for a content resource, wherein the request is based on one or more detected activities performed on the one or more pages of the application;
select a content resource rule according to the one or more detected activities performed on the one or more pages of the application, wherein the content resource rule is evaluated to determine whether to provide a real-time interactive element that facilitates a messaging communication;
use the selected content resource rule to determine whether one or more agents are available to participate in a messaging communication, wherein the selected content resource rule is further used to determine whether the one or more agents have a skill specified by the application;
dynamically select a content resource using the selected content resource rule, wherein the content resource is selected when the one or more agents are determined to be available to participate in a messaging communication and to have the skill specified by the application, and wherein the selected content resource is a real-time interactive element that facilitates messaging communications between customer devices and one or more agent devices of one or more available agents having the skill;
provide the real-time interactive element for presentation in at least one of the cells of the toolbar displayed with the one or more pages, wherein content resources of different content types are presented within different cells of the toolbar, and wherein selection of the real-time interactive element facilitates a messaging communication between a customer device and an agent device associated with an available agent having the skill;
receive input corresponding to selection of the real-time interactive element; and
facilitate the messaging communication between the customer device and the agent device of the available agent having the skill.

US Pat. No. 10,191,618

HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING FUNCTION OF ACTIVATING APPLICATION PROGRAM OF ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD THEREOF

INSYDE SOFTWARE CORPORATI...

1. A hand-held electronic apparatus having a function of activating an application program of a remote electronic apparatus, comprising:a processor, configured to
transmit a remote control request to the remote electronic apparatus to establish a network link with to remotely control the remote electronic apparatus,
receive a thumbnail cache file transmitted from the remote electronic apparatus upon establishing the network link, the thumbnail cache file containing a thumbnail that corresponds to an application program stored and executable in the remote electronic apparatus, and
extract the thumbnail from the thumbnail cache file;
a storage apparatus, configured to store an operating system of the hand-held electronic apparatus and the thumbnail cache file received from the remote electronic apparatus; and
a touch screen, configured to display the thumbnail,
wherein upon extraction of the thumbnail from the thumbnail cache file, the processor causes the touch screen to display the thumbnail extracted by the processor of the hand-held electronic apparatus at a position determined according to a first thumbnail layout manner specified by the operating system of the hand-held electronic apparatus and upon receipt of a touch command on the thumbnail, transmits an activation command for the application program on the remote electronic apparatus that correspond to the thumbnail to the remote electronic apparatus such that the application program corresponding to the thumbnail is activated by the remote electronic apparatus, and
wherein the first thumbnail layout manner specified by the operating system of the hand-held electronic apparatus is a centralized layout manner in which the thumbnails are displayed on the touch screen at a position defined by a predetermined number of columns and a predetermined number of rows or a list layout manner in which the thumbnail is displayed in a list form and is independent from a second thumbnail layout manner specified by the operating system of the remote electronic apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,191,614

PANEL DISPLAYING METHOD, PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE METHOD

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A panel displaying method for an electronic device, wherein the electronic device has a plurality of panels, the panel displaying method comprising:displaying at least one widget icon in a widget area of a first panel, wherein the widget area selects an operation mode based on an environment of the electronic device;
displaying a plurality of first icons corresponding to a plurality of objects in a second panel;
determining the environment of the electronic device according to device information of the electronic device, wherein the device information comprises connection information of the electronic device;
automatically choosing the operation mode based on the environment of the electronic device, and displaying at least one widget icon corresponding to the chosen operation mode in the widget area of the first panel,
wherein a portion of the first icons is chosen and updated as the at least one widget icon based on the number of clicks of the objects corresponding to the first icons and being clicked in the chosen operation mode; and
detecting a choose input signal, wherein the choose input signal instructs to move one of the first icons as a third icon into a specific position of the widget area, wherein when updating the widget icon, not updating a display position of the third icon based on the number of clicks of the third icon but displaying the third icon at the specific position, and displaying other widget icons at positions other than the specific position in the widget area according to the number of clicks of the other widget icons.