US Pat. No. 10,190,791

THREE-DIMENSIONAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM VISUALIZATION

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A system for on-demand rendering of a three-dimensional building management system visualization of a building comprising:a database configured for storing a geometry data file comprising geometry elements and a separate spatial data file comprising spatial elements, wherein the geometry elements define three-dimensional geometrical representation of a building's structure, wherein the spatial elements define three-dimensional representation of spaces in the building, wherein the geometry elements are mapped to spatial elements, wherein the spatial elements are associated with respective space nodes that identify the spaces located within the building, wherein the space nodes are associated with respective electronic devices installed within the spaces in the building; and
at least one processor in communication with the one or more electronic devices comprising a memory encoding one or more processor-executable instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause acts to be performed comprising:
selectively recalling the geometry data file comprising the geometry elements and the spatial data file comprising the spatial elements from the database; and
rendering a three dimensional building visualization of the building via a user interface, wherein the three-dimensional building visualization comprises a status information visualization of at least one electronic device;wherein the user interface comprises:a structure selection field which upon being selected is configured for recalling the geometry elements from the geometry data file and visibly rendering at least a portion of the geometry elements;
a spaces selection field which upon being selected is configured for recalling the spatial elements from the spatial data file and visibly rendering at least a portion of the spatial elements; and
a structure and spaces selection field which upon being selected is configured for recalling the geometry elements from the geometry data file and the spatial elements from the spatial data file and visibly rendering at least a portion of the geometry elements and at least a portion of the spatial elements.

US Pat. No. 10,190,777

HIGH EFFICIENCY SIDE BURNER AND OUTDOOR COOKER

W.C. BRADLEY CO., Columb...

1. A cooking burner apparatus comprising:a burner pan;
a burner head positioned in the burner pan, the burner head having a plurality of discharge ports which are provided around the burner head;
a guide element which is positioned in the burner head for receiving a combustible gas stream; and
the guide element comprising a solid cylindrical vertical wall having no openings therethrough except for either (a) a single series of guide element openings which extends around the cylindrical vertical wall for discharging the combustible gas stream into the burner head or (b) a lower series and an upper series of guide element openings which extend around the cylindrical vertical wall for discharging the combustible gas stream into the burner head, the upper series of guide element openings being positioned above the lower series of guide element openings,
wherein, when the guide element has the single series of guide element openings, the guide element openings of the single series have center points which are located in a single horizontal plane and
when the guide element has the lower series and the upper series of guide element openings, the guide element openings of the lower series have center points which are located in a lower horizontal plane and the guide element openings of the upper series have center points which are located in an upper horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,190,775

COMBUSTOR AND GAS TURBINE HAVING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A combustor comprising:a nozzle centered on a burner axis and configured to inject fuel;
a burner case having a tubular shape, surrounding an outer circumference of the nozzle, and being configured to inject air and the fuel from the nozzle from an upstream side in an axial direction in which the burner axis extends to a downstream side; and
a base plate spreading from a downstream end of the burner case in a radial direction based on the burner axis and defining a purging air space for purging air at an outer circumferential side of the burner case and an upstream side of the base plate,
wherein:
a purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air from the purging air space into the burner case or to the downstream side is defined in the burner case,
an inflow opening of the purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air is defined through a radially extending upstream-side surface of the base plate, and
an outflow opening of the purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air is defined within at least one of:
(i) a radial range from an inner circumferential surface of the burner case to a shorter of a radial plate thickness of a case forming plate defining the burner case and a value corresponding to an axial plate thickness of the base plate, and
(ii) an axial range from the downstream end of the burner case to a shorter of a value corresponding to the radial plate thickness of the case forming plate defining the burner case and the axial plate thickness of the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,741

LENS FOR LIGHTING DEVICE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lens for a lighting device of a motor vehicle, the lens comprising:a rear face designed to be oriented toward a light source of the lighting device;
a front face designed to be oriented toward the roadway being illuminated; and
a median vertical plane designed to be substantially orthogonal to the roadway, the front face having a first zone of diffusion with microstructures adapted to diffuse the light emitted by the light source, the first zone of diffusion extending in the median vertical plane, the front face including at least two second zones of diffusion, each one of the at least two second zones of diffusion having microstructures adapted to diffuse the light emitted by the light source, the at least two second zones of diffusion being situated on either side of the median vertical plane, the microstructures of the at least two second zones of diffusion having a depth greater than a depth of the microstructures of the first zone of diffusion, wherein
the front face includes a third zone of diffusion extending substantially orthogonally to the median plane, the third zone of diffusion extending from one lower end of both the first zone of diffusion and the at least two second zones of diffusion toward an end of the front face of the lens, and
the third zone of diffusion has microstructures adapted to diffuse the light emitted by the light source, the microstructures of the third zone having a depth substantially identical to the depth of the microstructures of the first zone of diffusion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,739

LAMP

HABITEX CORPORATION, Tai...

1. A lamp comprising:a base unit including
a case body that has an opening,
a first circuit board that is disposed in said case body,
a pushbutton switch that is disposed on said first circuit board,
a rotary switch that is disposed on said first circuit board and that corresponds in position to said opening, and
an elongate interconnect member that is co-rotatably connected to said rotary switch and that extends into said opening; and
a shade unit including
a shade body that is co-rotatably connected to said elongate interconnect member and that is slidable along said elongate interconnect member relative to said case body of said base unit,
a light module that is disposed in said shade body, and that is electrically connected to said pushbutton switch and said rotary switch, and
a connect member that extends from said shade body and that is movable toward and away from said pushbutton switch;
wherein said shade unit is slidable along said elongate interconnect member relative to said case body between a switch-on position, where said connect member is spaced apart from said pushbutton switch so that said light module is switched on and emits light and where said shade body is rotatable relative to said case body to rotate said elongate interconnect member and said rotary switch to adjust brightness of said light module, and a switch-off position, where said connect member abuts against said pushbutton switch so that said light module is switched off.

US Pat. No. 10,190,727

LIGHTING DEVICE

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A lighting device comprising:a lamp tube having two open ends;
a light engine arranged in the lamp tube;
a carrier arranged in the lamp tube and supporting the light engine;
two end caps respectively closing the two open ends of the lamp tube; and
a diffuser arranged in the lamp tube, wherein:
the carrier supporting the light engine is held on the diffuser; and
the diffuser is held on an inner wall of the lamp tube such that the diffuser exerts a force on the inner wall which prevents the diffuser and the carrier from moving relative thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,190,714

EXTENDED RANGE TAPPING SLEEVE AND GASKET

Total Piping Solutions, I...

1. A tapping sleeve assembly comprising:a sleeve configured to clamp a main fluid conduit oriented about a longitudinal axis;
said sleeve having a first member, a second member separate from said first member, and a connecting assembly between said first member and said second member;
said first member having a branch aperture configured to communicate with a branch fluid conduit;
said connecting assembly configured and arranged to tighten said first and said second members to said main fluid conduit;
a gasket disposed between said first member and said main fluid conduit;
said gasket comprising a flexible sheet and a thickened aperture seal configured to extend around said branch aperture between said sleeve and said main fluid conduit;
said gasket comprising an inwardly protruding circumferential seal bead extending substantially transverse to said longitudinal axis and intersecting an inwardly protruding portion of said aperture seal;
said circumferential seal bead having a main length portion;
said inwardly protruding portion of said aperture seal having a radial thickness and said main length portion of said circumferential seal bead having a radial thickness less than said radial thickness of said inwardly protruding portion of said aperture seal;
said circumferential seal bead having a junction end portion between said main length portion of said circumferential seal bead and said inwardly protruding portion of said aperture seal; and
said junction end portion of said circumferential seal bead having along its length a non-uniform radial thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,190,710

FOLDABLE DRAIN PIPE FOR A DECANTER IN A WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

ClearCove Systems, Inc., ...

1. A decanter system for separating liquid from solids in an influent mixture in a tank, comprising:a) a decanter at least partially submersible in said influent mixture in said tank;
b) a tank outlet for said tank formed in a wall thereof;
c) a foldable drain pipe comprising a plurality of articulated sections of rigid pipe, connected rotatably end to end, and disposed between and connected to said decanter and said tank outlet, for draining separated liquid from said decanter, further comprising an apparatus for limiting unfolded extension of said foldable drain pipe to a predetermined extent, said apparatus including at least one non-rigid hobbling cable disposed between each adjacent of said articulated sections of rigid pipe;
d) wherein said plurality of articulated sections of rigid pipe comprises:
(i) a first pipe that is articulated at only one end and is modified at the other end to be attached to said decanter,
(ii) a last pipe that is articulated at only one end and is modified at the other end to be attached to said tank outlet, and
(iii) at least one intermediate pipe disposed between said first and last pipe that is articulated at both ends; and
e) wherein the influent mixture flows through the decanter to generate a separated out liquid from solids.

US Pat. No. 10,190,698

SOLENOID VALVES FOR HIGH VIBRATION ENVIRONMENTS

Marotta Controls, Inc., ...

1. A solenoid operated valve comprising:a valve block defining a valve lumen;
a poppet slidably disposed within the valve lumen;
a solenoid including a core defining a core lumen aligned with the valve lumen;
an armature assembly including an armature disc, an armature guide having a hollow cylindrical body defining an armature guide passage, and an armature stud disposed within the armature guide passage, wherein at least a portion of the armature guide and at least a portion of the armature stud are disposed within the core lumen, and wherein the armature stud is in communication with the poppet so that axial movement of one is translated into axial movement of the other;
a coil cover enclosing the solenoid; and
a guide ring disposed between the armature guide and the core in a radial direction extending from a central axis of the armature guide passage, wherein the guide ring moves relative to the core when the armature guide moves within the core lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,190,665

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE, AND VEHICLE

Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche A...

1. First and second drive systems provided respectively for first and second vehicles that have different power capacities, the drive systems comprisingthe first drive system comprising a first drive motor in a first drive motor housing; a first axle; a first gear chain disposed in a first gear chain housing that has opposite first and second sides, the first side of the first gear chain housing being connected to the first drive motor housing; and a first planetary transmission disposed in a first planetary transmission housing that is connected to the second side of the first gear chain housing, the first gear chain and the first planetary transmission being connected to one another for transmitting a driving torque generated by the first drive motor to the first axle of the first vehicle,
the second drive system comprising a second drive motor in a second drive motor housing; a second axle; a second gear chain disposed in a second gear chain housing that has opposite first and second sides, the first side of the second gear chain housing being connected to the second drive motor housing; and a second planetary transmission disposed in a second planetary transmission housing that is connected to the second side of the second gear chain housing, the second gear chain and the second planetary transmission being connected to one another for transmitting a driving torque generated by the second drive motor to the second axle of the second vehicle, wherein
the first axle and the second axle are identical to one another, the first gear chain and the second gear chain are identical to one another, the first gear chain housing and the second gear chain housing are identical to one another, the first drive motor and the second drive motor are different from one another in that the second drive motor has a different power capacity than the first drive motor and the first planetary transmission and the second planetary transmission are different from one another, and wherein
the first planetary transmission is coordinated with the first drive motor to determine a first overall transmission ratio for the first vehicle, and
the second planetary transmission is coordinated with the second drive motor to determine a second overall transmission ratio for the second vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,648

ACTUATING DEVICE FOR AN ELECTROMECHANICALLY ACTUATABLE VEHICLE BRAKE

Lucas Automotive GmbH, K...

1. An actuating device for an electromechanically actuatable vehicle brake, comprisinga multi-stage transmission unit, which is arranged between a driving electric motor and a driven drive element of the vehicle brake, wherein
at least one stage of the transmission unit is embodied as a spur-gear transmission, and at least two stages of the transmission unit are coupled by means of a double gearwheel, a rotational axis of the double gearwheel extends parallel to a rotational axis of the electric motor, and wherein
the transmission unit has at least one intermediate stage which is embodied as a spur-gear transmission and into which at least one stage, embodied as a spur-gear transmission, of the transmission unit is integrated, wherein
the intermediate stage which is embodied as a spur-gear transmission has two intermediate gearwheels; wherein
rotational axes of the intermediate gearwheels extend parallel to the rotational axis of the electric motor; and
wherein a plane formed by the rotational axes of the intermediate gearwheels extends perpendicularly with respect to the plane formed by the rotational axis of the electric motor and the rotational axis of the double gearwheel.

US Pat. No. 10,190,640

BEARING WITH INTEGRATED SHUNT

1. A bearing comprising:an outer ring having a first raceway;
an inner ring having a second raceway;
rolling elements disposed between the first and second raceways; and
a closure element fixedly assembled to one of the inner ring or outer ring and extending in a direction of the other of the inner ring or the outer ring, the closure element having:
at least one conductive filament having a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion positioned between the first end and the second end,
the at least one conductive filament assembled to the closure element, the first end contacting the outer ring, the intermediate portion contacting the inner ring to form an electrically conductive path between the outer ring and the inner ring, and the second end positioned away from the inner ring and fixed to the closure element.

US Pat. No. 10,190,638

ROLLING BEARING

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A rolling bearing comprising:an inner ring;
an outer ring;
a plurality of rolling elements provided between the inner ring and the outer ring;
a cage that holds the rolling elements;
a first seal that is provided on one side of an annular space between the inner ring and the outer ring in an axial direction of the rolling bearing and has a first lip portion which forms a first labyrinth clearance with the inner ring to prevent spill of grease; and
a second seal that is provided on the other side of the annular space in the axial direction and has a second lip portion which forms a second labyrinth clearance with the inner ring to prevent spill of the grease,
wherein the rolling bearing is configured such that the grease in the annular space flows from one side in the axial direction to the other side in the axial direction, and
the second lip portion is larger than the first lip portion such that a path length of the second labyrinth clearance is longer than a path length of the first labyrinth clearance.

US Pat. No. 10,190,628

MAGNETIC BEARING AND CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

Green Refrigeration Equip...

1. A magnetic bearing, comprising:a revolving shaft;
an electromagnetic component comprising an iron core with a winding slot, and with coils arranged in the winding slot;
a thrust plate fixed on the revolving shaft; and
a protection mechanism configured to prevent the revolving shaft from colliding with the electromagnetic component;
wherein the electromagnetic component is arranged around an outer periphery of the revolving shaft; a gap is formed between the electromagnetic component and the revolving shaft to provide space for adjusting a position of the revolving shaft; and
wherein the protection mechanism is fixed in the winding slot on the electromagnetic component and arranged around an outer periphery of the thrust plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,627

AGRICULTURAL PLANTER HAVING TAPERED BEARINGS ON ROW UNIT MOUNTING BRACKET

Harvest International, In...

1. An agricultural row planter comprising:a tool bar;
a plurality of row units;
a plurality of mounting assemblies for coupling the row units to the tool bar, and
each mounting assembly having a front bracket, a rear bracket, and linkage arms pivotally extending between the front and rear mounting brackets;
each linkage arm having opposite front and rear ends, with a hole in at each end;
a cup mounted in the hole of each end of the line arms;
a tapered bearing extending into each cup, the bearing having a tapered outer surface and the cup having a tapered inner opening to matingly receive the tapered outer surface of the bearing so that the bearing is adjustable from an initial position to a second position;
a bolt extending through the tapered bearing to mount one of the linkage arms to one of the brackets; and
a pin locking the bolt and bearing together to fix the bearing in one of the initial or second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,190,563

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IGNITION COIL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IGNITION COIL

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An internal combustion engine ignition coil comprising:a central iron core;
a primary coil disposed on an outer circumference of the central iron core;
a secondary coil disposed on an outer circumference of the primary coil;
a side iron core disposed on an outer circumference of the secondary coil; and
an insulating material sealing the central iron core, the primary coil, and the secondary coil on an inner side of the side iron core, wherein
a first layered silicate having a particle diameter less than a winding diameter of the secondary coil is present at a higher concentration in a vicinity of the secondary coil than that in a vicinity of the side iron core in the insulating material,
a second layered silicate having a particle diameter greater than the winding diameter of the secondary coil is present at a higher concentration than that of the first layered silicate between the outer circumference side of the secondary coil and the side iron core, and
the second layered silicate has an aspect ratio of 50 or more, the aspect ratio being a ratio of a long side of a particle of the layered silicate to a thickness of the particle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,520

SIGNAL CONDITIONING MODULE FOR A WIDE-BAND OXYGEN SENSOR

Harley-Davidson Motor Com...

1. A signal conditioning module for a wide-band oxygen sensor installed in a vehicle, the signal conditioning module comprising:an electronic processor;
a first electrical coupling configured to be coupled to a port of an electrical harness, the port configured to receive an electrical coupling of a narrow-band oxygen sensor for providing power to the narrow-band oxygen sensor, and
a second electrical coupling configured to be coupled to the wide-band oxygen sensor,
wherein the electronic processor receives power over the first electrical coupling, powers the wide-band oxygen sensor over the second electrical coupling using the power received over the first electrical coupling, receives first data over the second electrical coupling from the wide-band oxygen sensor, converts the first data to second data, and outputs the second data over the first electrical coupling to the electrical harness for transmission to an electronic control unit coupled to the electrical harness.

US Pat. No. 10,190,386

ZONE ISOLATION METHOD AND ANNULAR BARRIER WITH AN ANTI-COLLAPSING UNIT

Welltec Oilfield Solution...

1. An annular barrier to be expanded in an annulus between a well tubular structure and a wall of a borehole downhole for providing zone isolation between a first zone having a first pressure and a second zone having a second pressure of the borehole, the annular barrier comprising:a tubular metal part for mounting as part of the well tubular structure, the tubular metal part having an outer face,
an expandable sleeve surrounding the tubular metal part and having an inner face facing the tubular metal part and an outer face facing the wall of the borehole, each end of the expandable sleeve being connected with the tubular metal part, and
an annular space between the inner face of the expandable sleeve and the tubular metal part, the annular space having a space pressure,
wherein the annular barrier comprises an anti-collapsing unit comprising an element movable at least between a first position and a second position, the anti-collapsing unit having a first inlet which is in fluid communication with the first zone, and a second inlet which is in fluid communication with the second zone, and the anti-collapsing unit having an outlet which is in fluid communication with the annular space, and in the first position, the first inlet is in fluid communication with the outlet, equalising the first pressure of the first zone with the space pressure, and in the second position, the second inlet is in fluid communication with the outlet, equalising the second pressure of the second zone with the space pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,190,305

DRAINAGE SYSTEM

Elfblend Pty Ltd, (AU)

1. A method of installing a drainage system having a central axis, said drainage system comprising:(1) an outer drainage conduit adapted to extend within a subfloor of a wet area, said outer drainage conduit comprising:
a rim adapted to be secured to an upper surface of the subfloor, wherein the rim has an inlet for liquid and extends substantially laterally relative to the central axis; and
a pipe body extending from the rim and having an outlet for liquid adapted to be connected to a waste pipe riser extending beneath the subfloor, wherein the central axis extends within the pipe body; and
(2) an inner drainage conduit comprising:
a rim having an inlet for liquid and extending substantially laterally relative to the central axis; and
a pipe body having an outlet for liquid and extending from the rim of the inner drainage conduit, and the central axis extends within the rim and pipe body of the inner drainage conduit, wherein:
the rim and pipe body of the inner drainage conduit are nestable within the outer drainage conduit such that the pipe bodies are in direct contact with each other,
when nested, the pipe bodies are adapted to be connectively sealed together using sealant, and
when nested, the rims are adapted to hold a waterproofing membrane in the form of a liner between the rims and to be connectively sealed in a water-tight manner to the waterproofing membrane using sealant,
said method comprising the steps of:
(1) positioning the outer drainage conduit such that it extends through a subfloor of a wet area requiring drainage;
(2) securing the rim of the outer drainage conduit to an upper surface of the subfloor;
(3) connecting the pipe body of the outer drainage conduit to a waste pipe riser extending beneath the subfloor;
(4) installing a cement bedding floor to the height of the rim of the outer drainage conduit and allowing the bedding floor to set;
(5) installing a waterproofing membrane in the form of a liner over the bedding floor and outer drainage conduit but so as to not obstruct the inlet for liquid of the outer drainage conduit;
(6) connectively sealing the waterproofing membrane between and to the rims of the outer and inner drainage conduits by applying sealant to both said rims; and
(7) connectively sealing the pipe bodies together in a water-tight manner using sealant, wherein steps (1) to (7) need not be carried out in the order listed.

US Pat. No. 10,190,280

DRILL TIP FOR FOUNDATION PILE

Foundation Constructors, ...

1. A drill tip for a foundation pile comprising:a plurality of circular stepped flights formed generally in the shape of a descending continuous conic spiral organized around a center axis, said plurality of flights having a continuous spiral-shaped lower face, a continuous outer face, and a lower end, said outer face intersecting said lower face, said outer face having a lower edge and a continuous spiral flight extending radially outwardly from said lower edge, and the lower end of said plurality of stepped flights including a pilot tip having a generally conical center structure surrounded by a plurality of downwardly extending soil disturbing blades having lowermost portions extending below said conical center structure in a configuration resembling a swiveling fish tail.

US Pat. No. 10,190,275

PAVEMENT SWEEPER WITH CONVEYOR LIFT-OUT DROP-IN SYSTEM

SCHWARZE INDUSTRIES, INC....

1. A motorized wheeled roadway vehicle for sweeping debris from a roadway surface, comprising:a debris receiving container;
a conveyor configured for conveying debris swept from the roadway surface to the debris receiving container, the conveyor having first and second stub shafts, the first stub shaft extending laterally outward from a first side of the conveyor and the second stub shaft extending laterally outward from a second side of the conveyor;
a rotatable broom configured for engagement with the roadway surface to sweep debris therefrom onto the conveyor for conveying the debris to the debris receiving container;
a cradle configured for supporting the conveyor and having first and second stub shaft receiving formations, each formation having a first part connected to the vehicle and having a semi-cylindrical surface configured for receiving the respective stub shaft and having a second removable part having a semi-cylindrical surface, the second removable part and the first part removeably secured together so that the semi-cylindrical surfaces define a bore configured for receiving the respective stub shaft; and
the second removeable parts selectively removeable from the respective first parts to present the stub shafts and the conveyor for removal from the first parts of said formations in a substantially vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,258

DOCTOR BLADE HOLDERS AND DOCTOR BLADE HOLDER SYSTEMS INCLUDING PLANAR ELEMENTS WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL FABRIC REINFORCEMENT MATERIALS

Kadant Inc., Westford, M...

1. A planar element for use in a papermaking system, said planar element being suitable for use as a doctor blade or a top plate, said planar element comprising:a three-dimensional composite structure including elongated elements extending in at least three orthogonal directions; and
a resin in which the three-dimensional composite structure is embedded.

US Pat. No. 10,190,257

WIRE CABLE AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCTION OF SAID WIRE CABLE

CASAR DRAHTSEILWERK SAAR ...

1. A method for producing a wire cable, comprising the steps of: precompacting a core cable and afterwards compacting the core cable by hammering to smooth an outer surface of the core cable and increase flexibility and bending strength of the wire cable; applying a plastic layer to the core cable; softening the plastic layer; subsequently twisting multiwire strands onto the core cable covered by the softened plastic layer and pressing the multiwire strands into the softened plastic layer; and hammering the wire cable after the multiwire strands are twisted on the core cable and pressed into the plastic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,256

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STRAND OR A CABLE

CASAR DRAHTSEILWERK SAAR ...

1. A device for producing a strand or cable, the device comprising: a rotatable feed arrangement for feeding cords to a twisting point, at which the cords are to be twisted around a core strand of the strand or a core cable for forming the strand or the cable, and an installation for heating the core strand or the core cable, wherein the heating installation is rotatable together with the feed arrangement, the heating installation being arranged to apply heat to the core strand or the core cable in an area in which the cords are guided from the rotatable feed arrangement to the twisting point, wherein the heating installation is arranged in free spaces between the cords leading to the twisting point so as to focus heat on the core strand or the core cable, so that the core strand or the core cable is heated more strongly than the cords and strong heating of the cords is avoided.

US Pat. No. 10,190,239

TEXTILE PART, COMPOSITE MATERIAL ELEMENT WITH TEXTILE PART, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR THE SAME

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A textile part (10) for use in composite materials, the textile part (10) comprising:a reinforcing system (15) of reinforcing warp threads (17) and reinforcing weft threads (16),
at least one first portion (20) of the textile part and at least one second portion (21) of the textile part,
wherein the reinforcing warp threads (17) and the reinforcing weft threads (16) in the first portion (20) of the textile part are directly bound to each other by direct weave binding,
wherein the reinforcing warp threads (17) in the second portion (21) of the textile part are placed on the reinforcing weft threads (16), without direct weave binding with the reinforcing warp threads (17),
wherein the second portion (21) of the textile part is bordered on several sides by one or more first portions (20) of the textile part, and/or wherein the reinforcing system (15) in the second portion (21) of the textile part is enclosed between the binding weft threads (26) and the binding warp threads (27) of a binding system (25), said binding warp and weft threads being bound together at binding locations (35).

US Pat. No. 10,190,238

BALE OPENER

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

1. A bale opener for take-off of fiber tufts from fiber bales, comprising:a take-off tower arranged on a horizontal drive or a rotating frame;
a take-off arm held on the take-off tower in a guide so as to be vertically adjustable along the take-off tower;
a single lifting spindle fastened on the take-off tower for vertical adjustment of the take-off arm, the lifting spindle having a longitudinal axis in the movement direction of the take-off arm;
the lifting spindle fastened on the take-off tower at an upper end of the lifting spindle, wherein a lower end of the lifting spindle is not held in the take-off tower;
the take-off arm connected to the lifting spindle via a recirculating ball nut; and
the nut provided with the drive and the lifting spindle held in a rotationally locked manner.

US Pat. No. 10,190,200

ALUMINUM-COPPER-LITHIUM PRODUCTS

CONSTELLIUM ISSOIRE, Iss...

1. A method of manufacturing an extruded product based on an aluminum alloy, said method comprising:a) preparing a liquid metal bath consisting essentially of 2.72 to 3.1% by weight of Cu, 1.59 to 1.8% by weight of Li, 0.1 to 0.5% by weight of Ag, 0.1 to 1.0% by weight of Mg, 0.05 to 0.18% by weight of Zr, 0.2 to 0.6% by weight of Mn, and at least one element selected from Cr, Sc, Hf and Ti, the quantity of said element, if included, being 0.05 to 0.3% by weight for Cr and for Sc, 0.05 to 0.5% by weight for Hf or 0.01 to 0.15% by weight for Ti,
remainder aluminum and inevitable impurities;
b) casting an unwrought shape from said liquid metal bath;
c) homogenizing said unwrought shape at a temperature from 515° C. to 525° C. such that the equivalent time for homogenization

is from 5 to 20 hours, where T (in Kelvin) is the instantaneous treatment temperature, which varies with the time t (in hours), and Tref is a reference temperature set at 793 K;
d) hot working and optionally cold working said unwrought shape into an extruded product;
e) subjecting the product to a solution treatment and quenching;
f) stretching said product with a permanent set of 1 to 5%; and
g) artificially aging said product by heating at 140 to 170° C. for 5 to 70 hours such that said product has a yield strength measured at 0.2% elongation in the L-direction of at least 517 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,190,184

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PROFILE AND A MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A PROFILE

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

1. A method for producing a profile, comprising the following method steps:providing a workpiece,
shaping the workpiece,
joining the workpiece,
coating the workpiece,
heating the workpiece, and
at least partially hardening the workpiece,
wherein the coating method step is carried out temporally after the joining method step and temporally before the heating method step and the coated workpiece is hardened in a shaping manner in a hardening tool.

US Pat. No. 10,190,061

PROCESSING OF OIL BY STEAM ADDITION

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A process for removing salt from crude oil wherein the salt may be in the form of particles of crystalline salt suspended in the crude oil or as small droplets of brine water suspended in the crude oil, or both, wherein the process comprises the steps of:a) injecting liquid water into the crude oil;
b) imposing aggressive high shear mixing on the crude oil and water in a high shear mixer to break up the injected water into smaller droplets of water and, at the same time, enhance contact of the smaller droplets of water with salt particles and brine droplets to enhance dissolving of salt particles and also coalesce droplets of water whether brine droplets or droplets of injected water;
c) after the aggressive high shear mixing, injecting steam into the crude oil in the form of steam bubbles that are quite large relative to any salt particles or relative to any brine droplets and also relative to water droplets so as to create steam bubbles that will have substantial contact with the crude oil along with any nearby suspended salt particles and other droplets, such that a single steam bubble may actually contact a number of salt particles and water droplets;
d) condensing the steam bubbles into droplets of liquid water while at the same time dissolving available salt particles forming new brine water droplets and also delivering liquid or vaporous water from the steam bubbles into any available water and brine droplets resulting in enlarged water and brine droplets having a size more amenable for separation from the crude oil; and
e) separating liquid water from the crude oil where the water includes the salt dissolved therein, wherein the process is more particularly characterized in that it does not include imposing high shear mixing of uncondensed steam bubbles within the crude oil.

US Pat. No. 10,189,983

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIN MOLD FOR IMPRINTING, METHOD FOR PHOTO IMPRINTING, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FINE OPTICAL ELEMENT

Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., Ic...

1. A curable resin composition comprising:a fluorinated urethane(meth)acrylate represented by formula (1),

wherein:
each of R1, R2, R3 and R4 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, x and y each independently represents 1 or 2, and n represents an integer within the range of 1 to 10;
each of R3 and R4 independently represents the hydrogen atom when x and y are both 1;
R3 represents the hydrogen atom and R4 represents the methyl group when x is 1 and y is 2;
R3 represents the methyl group and R4 represents the hydrogen atom when x is 2 and y is 1; and
each of R3 and R4 independently represents the methyl group when x and y are both 2.

US Pat. No. 10,189,955

NESTED SUPRAMOLECULAR CAPSULES

CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMI...

1. A nested capsule comprising a first capsule held within a second capsule, and each of the first and second capsules has a shell that is a supramolecular cross-linked network, whereineach shell is obtainable from the complexation of a composition comprising a host and one or more building blocks having suitable guest functionality, thereby to form a supramolecular cross-linked network, wherein the second capsule is not provided as a layer on the surface of the first capsule, and the supramolecular cross-linked network includes a non-covalent complex of the host and the one or more building blocks having suitable guest functionality.

US Pat. No. 10,189,949

TRANSPARENT POLYIMIDE COPOLYMER, POLYIMIDE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF SAID COPOLYMER

SOMAR CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A transparent polyimide copolymer obtained by copolymerizing:(A) 4,4?-oxydiphthalic dianhydride; and
(B) at least one diamine and/or diisocyanate represented by the following Formulae (1) or (2):

(wherein, X represents an amino group or an isocyanate group; R1 to R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms or an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and at least one of said R1 to R4 is not a hydrogen atom).

US Pat. No. 10,189,939

HIGH PERFORMANCE EXTENDED POT LIFE EPOXY HARDENERS

ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, ...

1. A method for curing an epoxy resin; said method comprising adding to the epoxy resin a curing agent comprising a compound of formula (I)
wherein:
X is a difunctional group selected from C3-C10 alkyl and C4-C20 heteroalkyl having only oxygen heteroatoms.

US Pat. No. 10,189,869

AMINO COMPOUNDS FOR TREATMENT OF COMPLEMENT MEDIATED DISORDERS

Achillion Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method for the treatment of a disorder mediated by complement D selected from paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and C3 glomerulonephritis comprising administering an effective amount to a human in need thereof of a compound of Formula I,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, optionally in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein:Q1 is C(R1R1?);
Q2 is C(R2R2?);
Q3 is C(R3R3?);
X1 isle;
X2 is CH;
R1, R1?, R2, R2?, R3, and R3? are independently chosen from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, amino, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C2-C6alkynyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6thioalkyl, hydroxyC1-C6alkyl, aminoC1-C6alkyl, —C0-C4alkylR9R10, —C(O)OR9, —OC(O)R9, —NR9C(O)R10, —C(O)NR9R10, —OC(O)NR9R10, —NR9C(O)OR10, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy,
or R1 and R2 form a 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic or aryl ring;
or R2 and R3 form a 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic ring;
or R1 and R1?, or R2 and R2?, or R3 and R3? form a 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic Spiro ring;
or R2 and R2? or R3 and R3? form a 3- to 6-membered heterocyclic spiro ring;
each of which ring is unsubstituted or substituted with 1 or more substituents independently, chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, —COOH, C1-C4alkyl, C2-C4alkenyl, C2-C4alkynyl, C1-C4alkoxy, C2-C4alkanoyl, hydroxyC1-C4alkyl, (mono- and di-C1-C4alkylamino)C0-C4alkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —O—C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
or R1 and R1?, R2 and R2?, or R3 and R3? form a carbonyl group;
or R1 and R2 or R2 and R3 form a carbon-carbon double bond;
R9 and are independently chosen at each occurrence from hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, (C3-C7cycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), and —O—C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl);
A is a group selected from:

R5 and R6 are independently selected from CHO, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(CH3), C2-C6alkanoyl, hydrogen, hydroxyl, halogen, cyano, nitro, —COOH, —SO2NH2, vinyl, C1-C6alkyl (including methyl), C2-C6alkenyl, C1-C6alkoxy, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —C(O)C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —P(O)(OR9)2, —OC(O)R9, —C(O)OR9, —C(O)N(CH2CH2R9)(R10), —NR9C(O)R10, phenyl, or 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl; and wherein each R5 and R6 other than hydrogen, hydroxyl, cyano, and COOH is unsubstituted or optionally substituted;
R8 and R8? are hydrogen;
X11 is N or CR11;
X12 is N or CR12;
X13 is N or CR13;
X14 is N or CR14, and wherein no more than two of X11, X12, X13, and X14 are N;
one of R12 and R13 is chosen from R31 and the other of R12 and R13 is chosen from R32;
R31 is chosen from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, amino, —COOH, C1-C2haloalkyl, C1-C2haloalkoxy, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C2-C6alkenyloxy, —C(O)OR9, C1-C6thioalkyl, —C0-C4alkylNR9R10, —C(O)NR9R10, —SO2R9, —SO2NR9R10, —OC(O)R9, and —C(NR9)NR9R10, each of which R31 other than hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, amino, —COON, —CONH2, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy, and each of which R31 is also optionally substituted with one substituent chosen from phenyl and 4- to 7-membered heterocycle containing 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S; which phenyl or 4- to 7-membered heterocycle is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, (mono- and di-C1-C6alkylamino)C0-C4alkyl, C1-C6alkylester, —C0-C4alkyl)(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
R32 is NR37R38, NR9SO2R38, or N(SO2R9)CH2C(O)R39;
R11, R14, and R15 are independently chosen at each occurrence from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, —O(PO)(OR9)2, —(PO)(OR9)2; C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6thioalkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(mono- and di-C1-C6alkylamino), —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —C0-C4alkoxy(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C2haloalkyl and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
R37 is aryl, heteroaryl, heterocycle, (aryl)C0-C4alkyl, (heterocycle)C0-C4alkyl, (heteroaryl)C0-C4alkyl, —C1-C4alkylOC(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —C1-C4alkylOC(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C1-C4alkylC(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —S(O)(O)(alkyl), —S(O)(alkyl), —S(O)(O)(heteroalkyl), —S(O)(heteroalkyl), —S(O)(O)(aryl), —S(O)(aryl), —S(O)(O)(heteroaryl), —S(O)(heteroaryl);
R38 is hydrogen, hydroxyl, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, (C3-C7cycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl, (phenyl)C0-C4alkyl, —C1-C4alkylOC(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —C1-C4alkylOC(O)C1-C6alkyl, or —C1-C4alkylC(O)OC1-C6alkyl;
R21 and R22 are independently chosen at each occurrence from hydrogen, hydroxyl, cyano, amino, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C1-C6alkoxy; (C3-C7cycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl, (phenyl)C0-C4alkyl, —C1-C4alkylOC(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —C1-C4alkylOC(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C1-C4alkylC(O)OC1-C6alkyl, (4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S, and (5- or 6-membered unsaturated or aromatic heterocycle)C0-C4alkyl having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S, and each R21 and R22 can be optionally substituted;
R23 is independently chosen at each occurrence from C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, (aryl)C0-C4alkyl, (C3-C7cycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl, (phenyl)C0-C4alkyl, (4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S, and (5- or 6-membered unsaturated or aromatic heterocycle)C0-C4alkyl having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S, and each R23 can be optionally substituted;
R24 and R25 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 4- to 7-membered monocyclic heterocycloalkyl group, or a 6- to 10-membered bicyclic heterocyclic group having fused, spiro, or bridged rings, and each R24 and R25 can be optionally substituted;
L is

R17 is hydrogen;
R18 and R18? are independently chosen from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxymethyl, and methyl;
m is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
B is a monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic; a monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic-oxy group;
a monocyclic, bicyclic, or tricyclic heterocyclic group having 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O, and S and from 4 to 7 ring atoms per ring; C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl; -(C0-C4alkyl)(aryl); -(C0-C4alkyl)(heteroaryl); or -(C0-C4alkyl)(biphenyl) each of which B is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from R33 and R34, and 0 or 1 substituents chosen from R35 and R36;
R33 is independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, —COOH, cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, —C0-C4alkylNR9—SO2R9, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
R34 is independently chosen from nitro, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6thioalkyl, —C3-C7cycloalkyl, —B(OH)2, -JC(O)NR9R23, -JOSO2OR21, —C(O)(CH2)1-4S(O)R21, —O(CH2)1-4S(O)NR21R22, -JOP(O)(OR21)(OR22), -JP(O)(OR21)(OR22), -JOP(O)(OR21)R22, -JP(O)(OR21)R22, -JOP(O)R21R22, -JP(O)R21R22, -JSP(O)(OR21)(OR22), SP(O)(OR21)(R22), -JSP(O)(R21)(R22), -JNR9P(O)(NHR21)(NHR22), -JNR9P(O)(OR21)(NHR22), -JNR9P(O)(OR21)(OR22), -JC(S)R21, -JNR21SO2R22, -JNR9S(O)NR10R22, -JNR9SO2NR10R22, -JSO2NR9COR22, JSO2NR9CONR21R22, -JNR21SO2R22, -JC(O)NR21SO2R22, -JC(NH2)NR22, -JC(NH2)NR9S(O)2R22, -JOC(O)NR21R22, -JNR21C(O)OR22, -JNR21OC(O)R22, —(CH2)1-4C(O)NR21R22, -JC(O)R24R25, -JNR9C(O)R21, -JC(O)R21, -JNR9C(O)NR10R22, —CCR21, —(CH2)1-4OC(O)R21, and -JC(O)OR23; each of which R34 may be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, amino, oxo, —B(OH)2, —Si(CH3)3, —COOH, —CONH2, —P(O)(OH)2, C1-C6alkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C6alkoxy, —C0-C2alkyl(mono- and di-C1-C4alkylamino), C1-C6alkylester, C1-C4alkylamino, C1-C4hydroxylalkyl, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
R35 is independently chosen from naphthyl, naphthyloxy, indanyl, (4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl containing 1 or 2 heteroatoms chosen from N, O, and S, and bicyclic heterocycle containing 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S, and containing 4- to 7-ring atoms in each ring, each of which R35 is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, (mono- and di-C1-C6alkylamino)C0-C4alkyl, C1-C6alkylester, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —SO2R9, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy; and
R36 is independently chosen from tetrazolyl, (phenyl)C0-C2alkyl, (phenyl)C1-C2alkoxy, phenoxy, and 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl containing 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, B, and S, each of which R36 is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, (mono- and di-C1-C6alkylamino)C0-C4alkyl, C1-C6alkylester, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —SO2R9, —OSi(CH3)2C(CH3)3, —Si(CH3)2C(CH3)3, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy; and
J is independently selected at each occurrence from a covalent bond, C1-C4alkylene, —OC1-C4alkylene, C2-C4alkenylene, and C2-C4alkynylene.

US Pat. No. 10,189,834

IMIDAZO[4,5-C]QUINOLIN-2-ONE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING CANCER

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where:Q is a cyclobutyl or cyclopentyl ring, each of which is optionally substituted by one hydroxy or methoxy group, or Q is an oxetanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl or oxanyl ring, each of which is optionally substituted by one methyl group;
R1 is methyl;
R2 is hydrogen or methyl; or R1and R2 together form an azetidinyl, pyrrolidinyl or piperidinyl ring;
R3 is hydrogen or fluoro;
R4 is hydrogen or methyl; and
R5 is hydrogen or fluoro.

US Pat. No. 10,189,824

PYRIMIDINE-DIAMINE DUAL HSP90/TRAP1 INHIBITORS

Calasia Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
R1 is hydrogen, halo, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo(C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, or halo(C1-C3)alkoxy;
R3, R4, and R5 are independently hydrogen, halo, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo (C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, halo(C1-C3)alkoxy, cyano,
R2 is heteroaryl or heterocycyl, each of which are optionally substituted with 1 to 2 groups independently selected from R6, but not 4-morpholinyl or benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl;p is 0, 1, or 2;
R6 is selected from halo, cyano, nitro, amino, hydroxy, carboxy, (C1-C6)alkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroalkyl, heterocyclylalkyl, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl, CO2H, (CH2)1-3COOH, (C1-C3)alkylcarbonyloxy, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, hydroxy(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, halo(C2-C6)alkenyl, hydroxy(C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C2-C4)alkynyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C3-C6)cycloalkoxy, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkoxy, halo(C1-C6)alkoxy, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkoxy, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C3-C6)cycloalkythio, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylthio, halo(C1-C6)alkylthio, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkythio, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylthio, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfinyl, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylsulfinyl, halo(C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfinyl, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfonyl, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylsulfonyl, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfonyl, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylamino, di(C1-C6)alkylamino, (C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkoxy, halo(C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, H2NCO, H2NSO2, (C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C3)alkylaminocarbonyl, heterocyclylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, heterocyclylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonylamino, (C1-C6)alkyl-carbonylamino(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonylamino, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonylamino(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkoxy, oxo, amino(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylamino(C1-C6)alkyl, di(C1-C6)alkylamino(C1-C6)alkyl amino(C2-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylamino(C2-C6)alkoxy, di(C1-C6)alkylamino(C2-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylhydroxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylhydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylcarbonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, {(C3-C6)cycloalkyl}{(C1-C6)alkyl}aminocarbonyl, di(C3-C6)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylaminosulfonyl, {(C3-C6)cycloalkyl}{(C1-C6)alkyl}aminosulfonyl, di(C3-C6)cycloalkylaminosulfonyl, cyano(C1-C6)alkyl, aminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, {(C3-C6)cycloalkyl}{(C1-C6)alkyl}aminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, [(C1-C6)alkyl(C4-C6)heterocyclyl](C1-C6)alkyl, and di(C3-C6)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl;
R7 and R8 are independently hydrogen or alkyl; and
R9 is H or alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,819

FACTOR IXA INHIBITORS

Mochida Paraceuticals Co....

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein A is selected from:

R1 is phenyl, which is optionally substituted with halo, R5, (C?O)OR5, (C?O)NR5R6 or C1-3 alkyl(C?O)OR5; or heteroaryl, which is optionally substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, oxo, R5, OR5, NR5R6 and C1-3 alkyl-NR5R6;
R2 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
R3 is heteroaryl, which is optionally substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, oxo, cyclopropyl, R5, OR5, (C?O)OR5 and CH2SO2CH3;
each R4 is independently selected from halo, R5 or OR5,
each R5 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl, which is optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo and hydroxy;
R6 is hydrogen, cyclopropyl or C1-6 alkyl, which is optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo and hydroxy;
Ra is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rb is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rc is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rd is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Re is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rf is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rg is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rh is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
n is an integer between zero and two;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,798

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS, METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THEM

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY RESEAR...

1. An antimicrobial silver s-triazine compound consisting of:silver with an s-triazine ring carrying at least one substituent R and/or R1 on a nitrogen atom;
wherein R and/or R1 is not hydrogen;
wherein the antimicrobial silver s-triazine compound has one of the following chemical structures:

wherein, for structure (iv), R and R1 include one of the group consisting of a straight chain alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group of 0.1 to 20 carbon atoms, an allyl group, a vinyl group, a napthyl group, and a heteroaryl group when R and R1 are different;
wherein, for structure (iv), R and R1 include one of the group consisting of the straight chain alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, the branched alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and the napthyl group when R and R1 are identical; and
wherein, for structure (i), R includes one of the group consisting of the straight chain alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, the branched alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, the allyl group, the vinyl group, a phenyl group, a benzyl group, the napthyl group, and the heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,789

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ANDROGEN RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

Orion Corporation, Espoo...

1. A method for preparing 2-chloro-4-(1H-pyrazol-3-yl)benzonitrile of formula (V)comprising the steps ofa) reacting 1-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-5-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)-1H-pyrazole of formula (I)
with 4-bromo-2-chlorobenzonitrile of formula (II)at an elevated temperature in the presence of Pd(OAc)2, triphenylphosphine and a base in an acetonitrile-water solvent to form 2-chloro-4-(1-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)benzonitrile of formula (III)
b) treating the compound of formula (III) with a catalytic amount of HCl in a methanol solvent;
c) adding a base to neutralize the mixture; and
d) isolating the compound of formula (V).

US Pat. No. 10,189,758

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROFLUOROOLEFIN

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

1. A method for producing 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, the method comprising:reacting 1,1-dichloro-2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst supported on a carrier, to obtain 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene,
wherein the catalyst comprises alloy particles comprising at least one platinum group metal selected from the group consisting of palladium and platinum, and gold,
the proportion of the gold at the surface of the alloy particles is from 8.6 to 19.4 mass % per 100 mass % in total of the platinum group metal and the gold at the surface of the alloy particles,
the 1,1-dichloro-2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and the hydrogen are introduced to a catalyst layer packed with the carrier supporting the catalyst, and
the temperature of the region at the highest temperature in the catalyst layer is from 99.7° C. to 166.4° C.

US Pat. No. 10,189,739

GLASS FOR CHEMICAL TEMPERING AND CHEMICALLY TEMPERED GLASS

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

1. A glass, comprising: as represented by mole percentage based on the following oxides, from 60 to 69% of SiO2; from 12 to 20% of Al2O3; from 9 to 16.5% of Na2O; from 0 to 1% of K2O; from 0 to 13% of MgO; from 0 to less than 1% of CaO; from 0 to 1% of ZrO2; and from 0 to 6% of B2O3,wherein a liquid phase temperature of the glass is lower than a temperature T4 at which a viscosity of the glass is 104 dPa·s, and
wherein Z calculated by the following formula by using the contents, as represented by mole percentage, of SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O, MgO, B2O3 and K2O is at least 1,100,
Z2 calculated by the following formula by using the contents, as represented by mole percentage, of SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O, MgO and ZrO2 is at least 1,300, and
Z3 calculated by the following formula by using the contents, as represented by mole percentage, of SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O, MgO and ZrO2 is at most 0.150:
Z=2×SiO2+55×Al2O3+22×Na2O+15×MgO?30×B2O3?126×K2O,
Z2=3.5×SiO2+85×Al2O3+0.80×Na2O+2.0×MgO+81×ZrO2,
Z3=?0.00722×SiO2+0.0264×Al2O3+0.0149×Na2O+0.0035×MgO?0.0204×ZrO2.

US Pat. No. 10,189,720

WATER PURIFYING CARTRIDGE AND PITCHER-TYPE WATER PURIFIER

Mitsubishi Rayon Cleansui...

1. A water purifying cartridge, comprising:a water purification material for treating water to be treated;
a housing body in which the water purification material is directly received, a discharge hole discharging purified water is formed at a bottom, and a top end is opened;
a plate-shaped housing lid provided at the top end of the housing body, and
a film filtration water purification unit and an adsorption water purification unit,
wherein the adsorption water purification unit is disposed at an upstream side of the film filtration water purification unit, and the adsorption water purification unit is configured by an adsorbing material that is directly filled in the housing body, and
wherein the film filtration water purification unit is a hollow fiber film water purification unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,691

SHOPPING FACILITY TRACK SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ROUTING MOTORIZED TRANSPORT UNITS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A track system, comprising:an elevated track system comprising a series of elevated tracks that are positioned elevated above a sales floor and products, distributed over at least a portion of the sales floor of a shopping facility, and configured such that multiple motorized transport units travel along the series of elevated tracks in traversing at least portions of the shopping facility, wherein at least some of the elevated tracks are positioned above a drop down ceiling;
one or more chutes each cooperated with one of the elevated tracks and configured to provide a passage for one or more of the motorized transport units between the series of elevated tracks and the sales floor, wherein each of the one or more chutes have dimensions such that the motorized transport units are configured to be position within the chute while being transported through the chute; and
a safety catch cooperated under at least a first elevated track of the at least some of the elevated tracks and that extends over an area of the sales floor where people walk, wherein the safety catch is configured to catch objects that unintentionally fall from the first elevated track.

US Pat. No. 10,189,657

CAR DUMPER DUST CONTROL SYSTEM

Air-Cure Incorporated, M...

7. A dust control apparatus for use in an apparatus for rotary dumping of rail cars, comprising:a baffle support supporting a first baffle, a second baffle and a third baffle, a first space being defined between the first baffle and the second baffle and a second space being defined between the second baffle and the third baffle;
a diverter, overlying a backside hood, the diverter having a concave curved upper surface;
a backside hood presenting a primary air intake opening into a pit into which the rail cars are dumped and a secondary intake opening into the first space during a first portion of the rotary dumping or the second space during a second portion of the rotational dumping and depending upon a rotational position of the baffle support.

US Pat. No. 10,189,656

SHINGLE WITH REINFORCED NAIL ZONE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. A roofing shingle comprising:an overlay sheet including a mat and an asphalt coating applied to the mat, and defining an upper headlap portion and a lower tab portion;
an underlay sheet including a mat and an asphalt coating applied to the mat, the underlay sheet having a front surface secured to the overlay sheet such that a region of the underlay sheet overlaps a region of the headlap portion of the overlay sheet; and
a reinforcement material having an interior surface secured directly to the asphalt coating on the headlap portion of the overlay sheet without extending into the tab portion to provide a reinforced nail zone along a longitudinal axis of the shingle, wherein the reinforcement material is configured to improve nail pull-through, with the reinforcement material and the headlap portion providing a nail pull-through value that is greater than an otherwise identical shingle having no such reinforcement material;
wherein the interior surface of the reinforcement material is treated using one of a coating, adhesive, corona treatment, etching, perforations, and surface roughening.

US Pat. No. 10,189,567

IDENTIFYING CAMERA POSITION OF A UAV IN FLIGHT UTILIZING REAL TIME KINEMATIC SATELLITE NAVIGATION

SKYCATCH, INC., San Fran...

1. A method comprising:determining, by at least one processor during a flight mission of a UAV, a position of the UAV at a first time and a position of the UAV at a second time based on a number of wave lengths of a signal transmitted from a satellite to the UAV at the first time, a number of wave lengths of the signal at the second time, RTK correction data at the first time, and RTK correction data at the second time;
identifying, by the at least one processor during the flight mission, a time that a camera affixed to the UAV captures a digital aerial image of a site by detecting when a shutter of the camera affixed to the UAV is open;
detecting an attitude of the UAV at the time that the camera affixed to the UAV captures the digital aerial image, wherein the attitude comprises a measurement of pitch, roll, and yaw of the UAV corresponding to the time that the camera affixed to the UAV captures the digital aerial image; and
determining, by the at least one processor, a position of the camera based on a time of capturing the digital aerial image, the attitude of the UAV at the time that the camera affixed to the UAV captures the digital aerial image, the position of the UAV at the first time, and the position of the UAV at the second time;
determining, by the at least one processor during the flight mission, a quality of a calculation of the position of the UAV at a third time, wherein determining the quality of the calculation comprises determining whether the calculation is fixed or floating; and
modifying flight of the UAV based on the determination of the quality of the calculation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,563

BEAM FOR A ROTORCRAFT ROTOR AND ROTORCRAFT ROTOR

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A beam for attaching a blade to a hub of a rotor for a rotorcraft, the blade having a longitudinal axis extending radially from a rotation axis of the hub, the beam comprising:a hub connection portion for connecting the beam to the hub of the rotor;
a blade connection portion for connecting the beam to the blade of the rotor;
a first flexure portion located between the hub connection portion and the blade connection portion and adapted to bend about a first bending axis orthogonal to a longitudinal axis of the blade, a first bending stiffness of the first flexure portion being smaller than a bending stiffness of the hub connection portion and smaller than a bending stiffness of the blade connection portion;
a second flexure portion located between the hub connection portion and the blade connection portion and adapted to bend about a second bending axis, wherein the second bending axis is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the blade and non-parallel to the first bending axis, a second bending stiffness of the second flexure portion being smaller than the first bending stiffness of the first flexure portion;
a shear portion located between the hub connection portion and the blade connection portion and adapted to rotate about a shear axis, wherein the shear axis is orthogonal to the first bending axis and parallel to one of the rotation axis of the hub or the second bending axis of the blade;
at least one slot-shaped groove extending into the shear portion and at least a part of the second flexure portion in a direction parallel to one of the rotation axis of the hub or the first bending axis of the blade, or a plane through the longitudinal axis of the blade and orthogonal to one of the rotation axis of the hub or the first bending axis of the blade;
wherein the slot-shaped groove reduces a shear stiffness of the shear portion to be smaller than a shear stiffness of the hub connection portion and a shear stiffness of the blade connection portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,546

EMERGENCY SHIP ARREST SYSTEM AND METHOD

ALASKA MARITIME PREVENTIO...

1. An emergency ship arrest system comprising:a vessel attachment system configured to operatively connect to a disabled vessel at sea, the vessel attachment system including a bridle system and a hawser assembly having a hawser line, wherein a proximal end of the hawser line is operatively connected to the bridle system, and wherein the bridle system is configured to engage at least four fittings on a foredeck of the disabled vessel to distribute a load applied to the hawser line over the at least four fittings on the foredeck;
a retrieving system detachably connected to the vessel attachment system in a setup position, the retrieving system including a retrieving line, wherein a proximal end of the retrieving line is detachably connected to a distal end of the hawser line in the setup position; and
a para sea anchor system detachably connected to the vessel attachment system in an anchor position, the para sea anchor system including a main rode and a para sea anchor having a canopy and a plurality of shrouds, wherein a proximal end of the main rode is detachably connected to the distal end of the hawser line in the anchor position, wherein each of the plurality of shrouds of the para sea anchor interconnects a distal end of the main rode and a perimeter of the canopy.

US Pat. No. 10,189,501

PARKING ASSIST APPARATUS AND PARKING ASSIST METHOD

Alpine Electronics, Inc.,...

1. A parking assist apparatus that assists parking of a vehicle, the parking assist apparatus comprising:an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a vehicle capture image captured by a camera mounted on the vehicle;
a viewpoint-converted image generation unit configured to generate a viewpoint-converted image, as viewed from a virtual viewpoint above the vehicle, by subjecting the vehicle capture image acquired by the image acquisition unit to viewpoint conversion;
a vehicle-surroundings image generation unit configured to generate a vehicle-surroundings image of surroundings of the vehicle, as viewed from an upper virtual viewpoint, from the viewpoint-converted image generated by the viewpoint-converted image generation unit, and an image of the vehicle stored in a storage unit in advance;
a parking range identification unit configured to identify a current parking range by using a parking frame detected from a past vehicle capture image or a past viewpoint-converted image, and vehicle speed information and steering angle information acquired from a sensor on the vehicle during movement of the vehicle;
a display control unit configured to cause an image indicating the current parking range identified by the parking range identification unit to be displayed in such a manner as to be superimposed on the vehicle-surroundings image;
an estimated movement range calculation unit configured to calculate, when no vehicle speed information can be acquired in a process of a gradual reduction in speed of the vehicle, an estimated movement range of the vehicle after a time when no vehicle speed information can be acquired, by using deceleration of the vehicle based on vehicle speed information acquired before the time when no vehicle speed information can be acquired, and the steering angle information; and
an estimated movement range display unit configured to display, around the image indicating the current parking range, an image indicating the estimated movement range calculated by the estimated movement range calculation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,486

RAILCAR WITH NESTED SLIDING GATES

Trinity North American Fr...

1. A railcar system comprising:a railcar; and
a nested sliding gate assembly disposed within the railcar, and comprising:
an upper deck comprising a plurality of holes;
a lower deck positioned below the upper deck, and comprising a plurality of discharge ports; and
a driving system operably coupled to the lower deck, wherein:
the driving system is configured to position the lower deck in a first position with respect to the upper deck,
the holes of the upper deck and the discharge ports of the lower deck do not align when the lower deck is in the first position,
the driving system is configured to position the lower deck in a second position with respect to the upper deck, and
the holes of the upper deck and the discharge ports of the lower deck at least partially align when the lower deck is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,439

SEAT BELT RETRACTOR AND SEAT BELT DEVICE

JOYSOFT SAFETY SYSTEMS JA...

1. A seat belt retractor provided with a spool configured to perform winding of a webbing for restraining an occupant, a shaft inserted through an axial center of the spool, and a locking base connected to the shaft and capable of switching between a rotating state and a non-rotating state, the seat belt retractor comprising:a load adjustment member disposed between the shaft and the locking base and configured to block or reduce load transmission in a case where a load equal to or greater than a threshold is applied to the shaft; and
an energy absorption device disposed between the spool and the locking base and capable of changing an energy absorption amount according to a relative rotation speed between the spool and the locking base, wherein the energy absorption device is connected in parallel with the load adjustment member, and wherein the energy absorption device includes a housing coaxially disposed on a spool side, a clutch plate coaxially disposed on a locking base side, and a drag generation member housed inside the housing and configured to generate drag according to a relative rotation speed between the housing and the clutch plate, and
wherein
the housing has a pair of facing planes facing a front surface and a back surface of the clutch plate, wherein annular corrugated grooves are formed on the pair of facing planes such that projections and recesses thereof are synchronous with each other,
the drag generation member includes a plurality of driving pins having both ends thereof inserted into the corrugated grooves, and
the clutch plate has a plurality of openings through which the plurality of driving pins is inserted so as to be capable of moving along the corrugated grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,189,405

VEHICULAR MULTI-PURPOSE WARNING HEAD-UP DISPLAY

Yazaki North America, Inc...

1. A vehicle head-up display device, comprising:a detecting module configured to receive, from a sensor device and/or a vehicle-to-vehicle communication device, detected signals related to objects appearing outside of a vehicle having the head-up display device;
an information module configured to obtain vehicle information from a plurality of sensors and controllers;
a display control module receiving signals from a plurality of sources comprising the detecting module and the information module, and determining one or more warnings and a severity of the one or more warnings based on the signals, wherein the warnings include at least one of a lane departure warning, a blind spot warning, a following distance indicator, a front distance indicator, a backup distance indicator, a head-on threat warning, or a lateral threat warning corresponding to the detected signals; and
a display module structured to selectively project, based on the severity of the one or more warnings, a plurality of light patterns, in the form of information dots, from a plurality of point light sources, onto a plurality of locations corresponding to detected locations of the objects on a windshield of the vehicle such that the plurality of light patterns are superimposed on the objects to indicate the warnings and the severity of the warnings,
wherein the display module is configured to selectively illuminate the plurality of point light sources in a first mode, a second mode, a third mode, a fourth mode, a fifth mode, and a sixth mode,
wherein the first mode illuminates the plurality of light patterns corresponding to the lane departure warning, the second mode illuminates the plurality of light patterns corresponding to the blind spot warning, the third mode illuminates the plurality of light patterns corresponding to the following distance indicator, the front distance indicator, and/or the backup distance indicator, the fourth mode illuminates the plurality of light patterns corresponding to the head-on threat warning, the fifth mode illuminates the plurality of light patterns corresponding to the lateral threat warning, and the sixth mode illuminates the plurality of light patterns corresponding to a plurality of the first through fifth modes,
wherein the display module is capable of displaying the first through fifth modes and indicate the severity of the corresponding warnings simultaneously, and
wherein the display module determines which of the plurality of point light sources to illuminate based on one or more of the warnings delivered from the display control module.

US Pat. No. 10,189,381

SAFETY BELT ASSEMBLING DEVICE CAPABLE OF ASSEMBLING A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM WITH A VEHICLE SEAT

Wonderland Switzerland AG...

1. A safety belt assembling device capable of assembling a child restraint system with a vehicle seat, the safety belt assembling device comprising:a child restraint connected with the child restraint system, the child restraint having a sunken structure;
a panel rotatably disposed on the child restraint and adapted to press a safety belt of the vehicle seat inside the sunken structure; and
a fastener mechanism, comprising:
a locking rod disposed inside the sunken structure;
at least one latching hook rotatably disposed on the panel and utilized to detachably catch on the locking rod; and
a releasing actuator rotatably disposed on the panel and connected with the latching hook, the releasing actuator being rotated from a flush position to a protruding position to disengage the latching hook from the locking rod.

US Pat. No. 10,189,299

SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING A COVERING UPON A FRAME

Tracer Imaging LLC, Ossi...

1. A frame for maintaining a region of a fabric piece in a substantially planar state, comprising:a plurality of rails, each of said rails having a geometrical profile extended in a linear direction, said rails each having a first end face and a second end face, and
a plurality of corner pieces, each of said corner pieces including a slot formed partially through said corner piece at a miter angle, wherein the plurality of corner pieces exclusively define all corners of the frame and are separate parts relative to the plurality of rails, each slot being defined and formed only in a respective corner piece and not in the plurality of rails.

US Pat. No. 10,189,252

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVING DROP VELOCITY UNIFORMITY, DROP MASS UNIFORMITY, AND DROP FORMATION

FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining image data for a plurality of droplet ejection devices;
converting the image data into converted data to be stored in an image buffer having first and second levels;
processing the converted data to determine cross-talk affected data for cross-talk between the plurality of droplet ejection devices; and
applying a multi-level waveform including a first level and a second level to the plurality of droplet ejection devices, wherein the second level of the multi-level waveform includes a first section having at least one compensating edge and a second section having at least one drive pulse, the at least one compensating edge has a compensating effect to compensate for cross-talk variation across the plurality of droplet ejection devices that is mapped to a third level of the image buffer, and wherein the first level of the multi-level waveform comprises the second section without the first section that is mapped to one of the first and second levels of the image buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,221

TRANSFER RING SHOE AND TRANSFER RING HAVING VARIED SHOE PROFILE

Davian Enterprises, LLC, ...

1. A transfer ring comprising:a circular frame;
a plurality of elongated driven links, each driven link having a first end rotatably mounted along the circular frame such that each driven link is rotatable between a contracted position and an expanded position;
a drive member disposed along the circular frame, the drive member being in operable engagement with the driven links and configured to drive the driven links between the contracted position and the expanded position; and
a plurality of shoes having arcuate interior surfaces facing substantially radially inwardly toward a central axis to collectively define a substantially cylindrical segmented gripping surface, each shoe being rotatably mounted to a second end of a respective one of the driven links, each shoe arcuate interior surface having a first arcuate edge and an opposite second arcuate edge extending substantially parallel to one another along a circumferential dimension of the cylindrical segmented gripping surface and opposite first and second end edges extending between respective ends of the first and second arcuate edges;
wherein the first end edge of the arcuate interior surface of each shoe is mounted adjacent the second end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a respective adjacent one of the shoes, and wherein the first end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a first one of the shoes defines a first profile shape, in the form of a plurality of alternating protrusions and recesses along the circumferential dimension, which is keyed to mating engagement with a shape of the second end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a second one of the shoes adjacent to the first one of the shoes, the remaining first and second end edges conforming to a second profile shape which is a substantially straight line extending substantially parallel to an axial dimension of the cylindrical segmented gripping surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,190

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STRUCTURAL COMPONENT, PARTICULARLY FOR A VEHICLE BODY

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

1. A method for producing a structural component for a vehicle body, the method comprising:providing a flat carrier material made of a metal and one of a thermoplastic material or a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic material to give a three-dimensional component; and
providing the carrier material with a supporting material made of a thermoplastic material, such that the carrier material and the supporting material form an integral material composite, wherein the carrier material is in the form of a multi-layer material composite, one of the layers of the multi-layer material composite consisting of metal, wherein the material composite made up of the carrier material and the supporting material is produced before the carrier material is processed to give the three-dimensional component, the layer thickness of the supporting material being at least twice the thickness of the multi-layer carrier material,
after the material composite is formed, heating the material composite before the processing in order to make processing of the thermoplastic material possible, wherein a rib structure is impressed into the supporting material simultaneously during the three-dimensional forming of the material composite, and wherein the temperature of the three-dimensional component having the rib structure is controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,189,183

METHOD AND APPARATUS ARRANGEMENT FOR MIXING SILICONE COMPOSITION

Oy Pro-Hydro Ab, Tornio ...

1. A method for manufacturing a silicone composition, in which methoda pumping of different silicone composition subcomponents is started;
the silicone composition subcomponents are pumped with component-specific pumps to a mixer of silicone composition subcomponents;
a silicone composition is mixed from the subcomponents with the mixer;
the process for manufacturing silicone composition is stopped due to downtime;
wherein
the silicone composition mixer is cooled to a temperature, in which a chemical reaction between the different subcomponents of the silicone composition stops;
the silicone composition mixer is kept at the cooling temperature for a duration of the downtime; and that
the manufacture of the silicone composition is continued after the downtime without cleaning the mixer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,176

AUTOMATED APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTING ASSEMBLIES OF BUILDING COMPONENTS

Williams Robotics, LLC, ...

1. A system for constructing wall panels comprising a plurality of structural members, the system comprising:a source of structural members of predetermined size;
a horizontal table configured to support structural members as the structural members are being formed into a wall panel, the table including a stationary section and a movable carriage that is configured to move in a longitudinal direction toward and away from the stationary section;
an articulated arm unit having a gripper, the articulating arm unit positioned to retrieve structural members from the source with the gripper and place them on the table;
at least one first clamping unit fixedly mounted to the stationary section for clamping structural members thereto;
at least one second clamping unit fixedly mounted to the movable carriage for clamping structural members thereto; and
a controller that controls the movement of the articulating arm unit and the movable carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,189,175

CHAINSAW GUIDE BAR NOSE ASSEMBLY

Global GB Asia Ltd., Cen...

1. A chainsaw guide bar comprising a guide bar body and a nose assembly,wherein the nose assembly comprising
a pair of nose side plates used in a chainsaw guide bar, wherein at least one inside surface of each of the pair of nose side plates has one or more lubricant conveying channels; and
a sprocket and bearing assembly adapted to be clamped between the pair of nose side plates and comprising a saw chain-rotatable idler sprocket;
wherein the at least one inside surface of the pair of the nose side plates is disposed to face the sprocket and bearing assembly and is configured to provide lubricant via the one or more lubricant conveying channels to the sprocket and bearing assembly, and
the nose assembly is detachably attached to the guide bar body, the one or more lubricant conveying channels defined on at least one inside surface of the pair of nose side plates are connected with a corresponding lubricant conveying channel defined in a periphery of the guide bar body.

US Pat. No. 10,189,166

SUCTION EQUIPMENT

HARMOTEC CO., LTD., Kofu...

1. Suction equipment comprising:a columnar main body;
a flat end face formed at the main body;
a concave part formed at the end face;
a fluid flow-forming means for forming a fluid swirl flow in the concave part or forming a radial flow by discharging fluid into the concave part, the fluid swirl flow or the radial flow generating negative pressure that applies suction to a member;
a baffle plate including a hole formed at a center of the baffle plate such that the hole opens toward the member, the hole allowing the fluid, to which suction has been applied due to the negative pressure, to pass through and prevent the member from entering the concave part; and
at least one support member supporting the baffle plate so that the baffle plate opposes the concave part, the at least one support member forming a flow path for the fluid to flow out of the concave part between the end face and the baffle plate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,155

TOOL COUPLING ARRANGEMENT

The Ames Companies, Inc.,...

1. A coupling for an elongated handle and a tool head, the tool head having a tool head shank supporting tool body, the tool head shank having an opening extending through the tool head shank, the coupling comprising:a plug member;
a ferrule; and
a pin member,
wherein the plug member further comprises an elongated passage formed therein that is configured to receive the tool head shank, the elongated passage being in communication with a pair of aligned mount grooves;
wherein the plug member is partially received within the ferrule, and
wherein the pin member is configured to extend through the opening of the tool shank and seated within the aligned mount grooves of the plug member when the tool head shank is mounted in the channel to secure the tool head shank to the plug member and ferrule.

US Pat. No. 10,189,141

CHAMBER COMPONENTS WITH POLISHED INTERNAL APERTURES

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A chamber component, comprising:a ceramic body; and
a plurality of polished apertures in the ceramic body, wherein a roughness of the plurality of polished apertures is less than 32 ?in,
wherein the ceramic body comprises a compound that includes a combination of Y2O3, ZrO2, Er2O3, Gd2O3, and SiO2, and
wherein the at least one aperture of the plurality of apertures is polished by flowing an abrasive media through the at least one aperture, wherein the abrasive media comprises a polymer base and a plurality of abrasive particles, and wherein a viscosity of the abrasive media is between about 150,000 cP and about 750,000 cP.

US Pat. No. 10,189,117

ADHESION IMPROVEMENT VIA MATERIAL NANOSTRUCTURING OR TEXTURIZING

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of treating a material surface comprising:selecting a material of interest to be processed comprising a target surface of interest;
determining a surface adhesion transformation of said target surface of interest based on said material's properties, a shape of said target surface of interest, an adhesion material, and required degree of adhesion between said target surface of interest and another object's surface, wherein said material's properties comprise mechanical or chemical interfacial material properties required after application of said method;
providing an at least one ultra-short pulse laser system (USPL), a rastering system adapted for controlling rastering of laser energy output of said USPL over said target surface of interest based on said determined surface adhesion transformation of said target surface of interest, and an environmental system to control environmental conditions around said target surface of interest comprising one or more target adhered surfaces to be modified, wherein said surface adhesion transformation comprises a transformation of said target surface of interest to a first depth resulting in an increase of porosity or texture of said target surface of interest which alters chemical bonding properties and adhesion properties of the target surface of interest;
configuring said USPL by adapting said laser energy output so said USPL is operable to convert a portion of said target surface of interest's material up to a second depth into a plasma state during application of said laser energy output, said configuring of said USPL by programming said USPL comprises a configuration so said USPL is operable to a pre-determined irradiance, pulse duration of femtoseconds (fs) to restructure said target surface of interest, and pulse frequency, laser wavelength, and laser polarization based on said determined surface adhesion transformation so said USPL is operable to create nano-structures on said target surface of interest during application of said laser energy output to produce a resultant processed region having a surface covered by pre-determined nano structure formations which alter the resultant processed region to increase surface area and thereby increase adhesion properties of said surface of the processed region;
configuring said system adapted for rastering said laser energy output over said target surface of interest to apply said laser energy output in a pre-determined rasterization pattern and laser angle to said target surface of interest during application of said laser energy output; and
applying said laser energy output based on said programming, said determined surface level of adhesion, and said adapting of said laser energy output thereby exposing said target surface of interest wherein a laser beam of said USPL is rastered across said target surface of interest, adjusting one or more positions of said laser beam relative to said target surface of interest by a width of a functional beam diameter of said laser beam with each pass of the USPL.

US Pat. No. 10,189,114

ELECTRON BEAM LAYER MANUFACTURING

SCIAKY, INC., Chicago, I...

1. An apparatus for layer manufacturing a metallic three-dimensional work piece, comprising:a) a housing defining a chamber capable of evacuation and within which the metallic three-dimensional work piece is formed layer by layer from a plurality of successively deposited molten pool deposits, the housing enclosing:
A. a plurality of wires fed from one or more material delivery devices;
B. an electron beam gun that melts the plurality of wires;
C. a table upon which the metallic three-dimensional work piece is formed, the table and the electron beam gun being adjustably spaced relative to each other so that as the metallic three-dimensional work piece is formed layer by layer from the plurality of successively deposited molten pool deposits, the spacing incrementally increases;
D. an optical assembly including:
i. a first enclosure,
ii. optics housed in the first enclosure,
iii. an aperture in a wall of the first enclosure for allowing access, into the first enclosure, of light emitted by the plurality of successively deposited molten pool deposits so that the light reaches the optics, and
iv. a vapor protection device that substantially avoids build-up of metal vapor on the optics during operating of the apparatus;
E. an imaging device including:
i. a detector array,
ii. thermally regulated electronic componentry, and
iii. a second enclosure that substantially encloses the detector array and the thermally regulated electronic componentry, and also includes an opening through which light that is emitted by the plurality of successively deposited molten pool deposits can communicate with the detector array; and
F. a frame that carries the enclosures of the optical assembly and the imaging device in spaced apart relation from each other so that the aperture of first enclosure is substantially overhead of the plurality of successively deposited molten pool deposits, and the first and second enclosures are separated from each other;
b) a closed loop control device configured to automatically adjust one or more processing parameters of the apparatus in response to data obtained from the imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,189,109

PURGE DAM AND METHOD OF USE

DOCKWEILER AG, Neustadt-...

1. A purge dam assembly for confining a volume within an assembly of pipes, including a distal pipe and a proximal pipe together arranged for butt welding at a seam, comprises:a distal disk, the distal disk being covered at its periphery with a distal sock, the sock being a tubular pipe comprising a gasketing material, the gasketing material consisting of a synthetic textile, the synthetic textile comprising 100% continuous filament polyester, the filament being sufficiently soft to contact an electropolished stainless steel surface without significantly scratching that surface, the distal disk being sized such that the distal sock contacts but does not completely seal against an inner surface of the distal pipe permitting a purging flow of purge gas from the volume and past the distal disk when the purge disk assembly is inserted into the assembly of tubes or pipes;
a proximal disk, the proximal disk being covered at its periphery with a proximal sock comprising the gasketing material, the proximal disk defining a purge gas portal for admitting of a purging flow of purge gas into the volume and, further, being sized such that the proximal sock contacts but does not completely seal against an inner surface of the proximal pipe permitting a purging flow of purge gas from the volume and past the distal disk; and
a cross-member having a proximal and a distal end, the proximal end being affixed to the proximal disk and the distal end being affixed to the distal disk in a manner to preserve the spatial separation between the proximal disk and distal disk and to maintain the proximal and distal disks in coaxial alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,104

ROTATABLE ELECTRIC HEATING TOOL

Goodhouse Enterprise Co. ...

1. An electric heating tool comprising:a handle device including a body, a power connection member, and a sleeve, with the body including a protrusion having an inner edge, with the power connection member received in the inner edge of the protrusion and including a first electrode, a second electrode, a first extending portion, and a second extending portion, with the first electrode electrically connected to the first extending portion, with the second electrode electrically connected to the second extending portion, with the sleeve mounted around the protrusion, with the sleeve including a guiding recess located at an inner periphery thereof; and
a heating device rotatably mounted to the handle device and including a seat, a heating member, and a third electrode, with the seat including a guiding portion rotatably engaged in the guiding recess of the sleeve, with the heating member mounted to the seat, with the third electrode mounted to the seat and electrically connected to the heating member, with the third electrode slidely and electrically connected to the first electrode of the power connection member, and with the heating member slidely and electrically connected to the second electrode of the power connection member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,068

BENDING PRESS

BYSTRONIC LASER AG, Nied...

1. A bending press comprising:an upper tool;
a first tool holder configured to hold said upper tool;
a lower tool;
a second tool holder configured to hold said lower tool;
a workpiece-positioning stop movably mounted relative to said upper and lower tools;
a drive operatively connected to said workpiece-positioning stop to controllably position said workpiece-positioning stop relative to said tools;
a sensor configured to detect, respectively for each of said upper and lower tools, at least one respective tool parameter selected from the group of tool parameters consisting of tool position and tool type; and,
a controller in operative communication with said drive, said controller being in operative communication with said sensor to receive therefrom, respectively for each of said upper and lower tools, detected respective values of the at least one tool parameter, said controller having electronic circuitry and programmed instructions that control said drive to controllably position said workpiece-positioning stop relative to said upper and lower tools depending on at least one detected respective value of the at least one tool parameter respectively for each of said upper and lower tools.

US Pat. No. 10,189,061

MANUFACTURED COMPOSITE HAVING SYNTHETIC VEGETATION AND IMPERMEABLE GEOMEMBRANE, AND CAPPING SYSTEM USING SAME

Lite Earth LLC, Austin, ...

1. A synthetic turf composite structure, comprising:a synthetic turf including synthetic grass and a permeable primary, wherein the synthetic turf includes a tufted section having the synthetic grass tufted into the permeable primary and an untufted section without the synthetic grass tufted into the permeable primary, wherein an upper end portion of the synthetic grass extends above a first side of the permeable primary and a lower end portion of the synthetic grass extends through the permeable primary to expose the lower end portion of the synthetic grass at a second side of the permeable primary and wherein the untufted section extends from the tufted section to an edge of the permeable primary;
an impermeable geomembrane having an upper side and a lower side, wherein the impermeable geomembrane underlies the second side of the permeable primary at said tufted and untufted sections thereof, wherein the lower end portion of the synthetic grass terminates within a space defined between the upper side of the impermeable geomembrane and the second side of the permeable primary;
a first layer of bonding material between the permeable primary of the synthetic turf and the impermeable geomembrane adjoining the tufted and untufted sections of the synthetic turf with the impermeable geomembrane such that the synthetic turf and the impermeable geomembrane are bonded together to form a composite structure; and
a second layer of bonding material on at least a portion of the first side of the permeable primary along a length of the untufted section of the synthetic turf between the tufted section and the first length-wise edge of the permeable primary.

US Pat. No. 10,189,060

CABLE FEEDING DEVICE FOR DRAIN CLEANER

SDY International Co., Lt...

1. A cable feeding device for a drain cleaner, the drain cleaner including a cable drum, a cable received in the cable drum, and a support tube joining at a front end of the cable drum, with the cable feeding device comprising:an upper body adapted to be mounted on the support tube of the drain cleaner, with the upper body including an outside surface and an inside surface that defines an upper holding space, with a raised connecting tube provided on the outside surface of the upper body and having an inner bore in communication with a through-hole formed in the upper body;
a control subassembly including a mounting pillar, an upper feeding roller, and an operating member, with the mounting pillar moveably received in the connecting tube, with the mounting pillar including a lower end and an upper end, with the lower end of the mounting pillar extending through the through-hole of the upper body and into the upper holding space of the upper body, with the upper end of the mounting pillar located in the inner bore of the connecting tube, with the upper feeding roller mounted on the lower end of the mounting pillar, with the operating member threadedly engaged on the connecting tube and including a resisting pillar at a bottom thereof to press the upper end of the mounting pillar; and
a lower body detachably combined with the upper body and including an outside surface and an inside surface that is opposite to the inside surface of the upper body and defines a lower holding space, with two support bases provided on the inside surface of the lower body, with two lower feeding rollers respectively mounted on the two support bases and located in the lower holding space, wherein the cable extends through a region encircled with the upper and lower feeding rollers and can be held or released by the upper and lower feeding rollers,
wherein the upper and lower bodies respectively include a plurality of connecting holes therein, with a plurality of screws respectively penetrating the connecting holes of the upper body as well as the connecting holes of the lower body to combine the upper and lower bodies,
wherein the lower body has a separate mold-stripping hole therein adjacent to one side of each of the two support bases for manufacturing of the upper and lower bodies in plastic injection molding processes.

US Pat. No. 10,189,056

SMART PHONE SCREEN CLEANING PAD

Scrub Daddy, Inc., Folcr...

1. A cleaning pad for cleaning the screen of a smart phone or other similar electronic device comprising:a substantially planar pad having a first surface, an opposed second surface and a periphery encircling the edges of said surfaces;
said first surface being comprised of a microfiber fabric capable of cleaning the screen of a smart phone when rubbed across the screen;
said second surface being comprised of an adhesive material bonded to said first surface and being capable of being attached to and removed from the back of said smart phone, and
said periphery having a thickness greater than the thickness of the remainder of said pad.

US Pat. No. 10,189,052

METHODS OF DRIVING POLARIZATION INVERSION IN FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES

THUNDER BAY REGIONAL HEAL...

1. A method of electrically driving a ferroelectric material to achieve polarization inversion, the ferroelectric material having an anisotropic potential energy surface with an energy barrier for a curved switching path that is lower than for the barrier for a direct path associated with uniaxial switching, the method comprising:applying time-dependent voltages to the ferroelectric material in at least two directions; and
controlling the voltages such that the orientation of the electric field within the ferroelectric material varies with time during the switching cycle, such that the coercive field is reduced relative to the coercive field required for uniaxial excitation;
wherein the voltages are applied such that the coercive field is exceeded during the switching cycle, thereby achieving polarization inversion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,051

VIBRATION MOTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NIDEC SEIMITSU CORPORATIO...

1. A vibration motor, comprising:a base portion which expands perpendicular to a vertical center axis;
a magnet which is a single monolithic member made of a single magnetic material fixed to an upper side of the base portion to extend in a vertical direction;
a vibrator portion which is disposed around the magnet and vibrates in the vertical direction;
a cover portion which is fixed to the base portion and covers upper and side portions of the magnet and the vibrator portion; and
an elastic member which is disposed between an upper inner surface of the cover portion and a top portion of the vibrator portion; wherein
the vibrator portion includes:
a coil portion which faces the magnet in a radial direction; and
a mass portion which is fixed to the coil portion, and
the magnet includes:
a plurality of magnetic pole pairs which are arranged in the vertical direction and each of which has two vertically adjacent magnetic poles having a different polarity from each other; and
a non-magnetic portion which is disposed between each of the plurality of magnetic pole pairs in the vertical direction and in which the polarity of magnetic poles on both sides vertically adjacent to the non-magnetic portion is identical.

US Pat. No. 10,189,039

DEVICE FOR PACKAGING AND DISPENSING FLUID, LIQUID OR PASTY PRODUCTS

LABLABO, Juvigny (FR)

1. Device for dispensing fluid products comprising;an extension tip connected by a first end to a nozzle associated with a metering pump mounted on a bottle containing the product that is to be dispensed and having at its distal second end a discharge orifice, said extension tip bearing a shutter a first end of which is arranged on said discharge orifice, this shutter configured to open at its distal second end under the pressure of the product when said pump is actuated, and said shutter having a tubular external part, elastically deformable in longitudinal bending, of which a first end is arranged on the discharge orifice and of which the tapering external cross section diminishes evenly towards its distal second end, at least over part of its length, said external part being intended to deform elastically in a radial direction at its distal second end under the pressure of the fluid leaving the pump via said nozzle,
wherein said shutter has, inside said external part, a tubular connector secured to said discharge orifice of the tip and a stem of cross section substantially equal to the internal cross section of the distal second end of said external part, which is connected by its first end to this connector by means of an articulation and which via its second end closes the distal second end of said external part.

US Pat. No. 10,189,033

DEPOSITION OF COATINGS ON SUBSTRATES

Laser Fusion Technologies...

1. A coating process for the deposition of a layer of a first material onto a substrate of a second material, the second material optionally being different from the first material, the process including the steps:entraining powder particles of the first material into a carrier gas flow to form a powder beam directed to impinge on the substrate, thereby defining a powder beam footprint region at the substrate;
causing relative movement of the powder beam and the substrate in a movement direction to move the powder beam footprint relative to the substrate to deposit the layer of the first material; and
operating a laser source to direct a laser beam along a laser beam principal axis direction to provide a laser beam footprint to cause direct, local heating of at least one of the forward substrate region and the powder beam footprint region, without macroscopic melting of the first material,the laser beam principal axis direction being defined with reference to a plane coincident with or tangential to a surface of the substrate at the centre of the laser beam footprint in terms of an elevation angle from the plane to the laser beam principal axis direction and in terms of an acute azimuthal angle from the movement direction to the laser beam principal axis direction, wherein the elevation angle is 80° or less and the azimuthal angle is ±60° or less.

US Pat. No. 10,189,018

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING PRECISE ALIQUOTS OF LIQUID

VISTALAB TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A pipette controller comprising:a pipette holder adapted to operatively connect a pipette to the pipette controller;
a pressure tank pneumatically connected to the pipette holder;
a pump pneumatically connected to the pressure tank and configured to inject air into the pressure tank to create positive air pressure inside the pressure tank;
an aliquot valve controlling airflow between the pressure tank and the pipette holder;
an electronic control; and
a pressure tank pressure sensor that measures air pressure inside the pressure tank;
wherein the electronic control opens and closes the aliquot valve; and
wherein the electronic control opens the aliquot valve to begin dispensing an aliquot of fluid, and closes the aliquot valve when the air pressure measured by the pressure tank pressure sensor changes to a predetermined air pressure corresponding to an amount of air transferred from the pressure tank to the pipette holder to dispense a volume of fluid equal to an aliquot volume.

US Pat. No. 10,189,003

CONTINUOUS MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SEGMENTED FLOW REACTOR FOR HIGH-QUALITY NANOCRYSTAL SYNTHESIS

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A method for producing nanoparticles, comprising:providing a reactor having a fluid passageway extending therethrough and having a source of energy capable of being absorbed by and heating a polar fluid;
providing both a polar fluid and a non-polar fluid in the fluid passageway, with at least one of the polar and non-polar fluids comprising a nanoparticle precursor therein;
flowing the polar and nonpolar fluids through the fluid passageway; and
exposing the polar fluid with sufficient energy from the energy source to heat the polar fluid and cause nucleation of the nanoparticle precursor to create nanoparticles,
wherein the steps of flowing and exposing cooperate to prevent deposition of nanoparticles on the walls of the fluid passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,188,989

ELECTROOSMOTIC DEVICES FOR FLUID HANDLING

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A device comprising:(a) a nanoporous membrane having a top surface and a bottom surface;
(b) a fluid source positioned in fluid contact with the bottom surface of the nanoporous membrane; and
(c) a porous electrode patterned on one of the top or bottom surfaces of the nanoporous membrane so as to define a fluid delivery region in fluid contact with the top surface of the nanoporous membrane;
wherein the porous electrode is configured such that, upon application of a potential bias across the nanoporous membrane, fluid flow is induced between the fluid source and the fluid delivery region.

US Pat. No. 10,188,983

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CATALYST SCREENS IN SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION REACTORS

Integrated Global Service...

1. A system for use in a selective catalytic reduction reactor, the system comprising:a catalyst bed; and
a screen located at a distance in a range of 1 in. to 12 ft. above the catalyst bed so that flow of flue gas to the catalyst bed contacts the screen or passes through the screen before the flow of flue gas contacts the catalyst bed or passes through the catalyst bed, the screen adapted to support a weight of at least 400 pounds above the catalyst bed so that the weight is not imposed on the catalyst bed, the screen having a plurality of holes across its surface, wherein the screen is adapted to change velocity distribution of the flue gas as it flows through the screen, wherein the change in velocity distribution as a result of the screen comprises a 3 to 6% decrease in Root Mean Square (RMS) of overall velocity distribution of the flue gas.

US Pat. No. 10,188,968

CANDLE FILTER SUPPORT AND PLATE ASSEMBLY FOR POLYMER MELTS

Westlake Longview Corpora...

1. A polymer melt filter support comprising:a hollow cylindrical body defined by a first end, a second end, and a cylinder wall having a first end portion and a second end portion;
a screw thread on the outside surface of the first end portion;
a plurality of holes in the cylinder wall at the second end portion;
an opening at the second end; and
a cone insert adapted to fit inside of the second end opening,
wherein the cone insert comprises a base plate,
wherein the perimeter of the top surface of the base plate comprises one or more recesses,
wherein the recesses and an inner surface of the cylindrical body define a reservoir for holding solder or weld metal for joining the cone insert to the cylindrical body,
wherein the holes allow for a polymer melt outside of the cylindrical body to flow inside of the cylindrical body,
wherein the first end comprises an opening for the polymer melt inside of the cylindrical body to flow outside of the cylindrical body,
wherein the area of the openings of the holes on the outside surface of the cylinder wall is larger than the area of the openings of the corresponding holes on the inside surface of the cylinder wall, and
wherein the shape of the openings of the holes on the outside surface is non-circular.

US Pat. No. 10,188,961

ASSEMBLY UNIT FOR TOY ASSEMBLY BLOCK

CREAMO INC., Seoul (KR)

3. An assembly unit for a toy assembly block, the assembly unit comprising:a side plate having a plate shape and including a first coupling member on a first side, a second coupling member on a second side, and a third coupling member on each of a third side and a fourth side;
a top plate having a plate shape and including a fourth coupling member on each side and a top stud on a top surface; and
a bottom plate having a plate shape and including a fifth coupling member on each side and a bottom stud on a bottom surface, wherein
the first coupling member of the side plate is configured to be engaged with the second coupling member of a neighboring side plate of a same type as the side plate,
the fourth coupling member of the top plate is configured to be engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate,
the fifth coupling member of the bottom plate is configured to be engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate,
the third coupling member includes a pillar extending from the side plate and a hook formed at an end of the pillar,
each of the fourth coupling member and the fifth coupling member includes a hole,
when the fourth coupling member of the top plate is engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate, the hook of the third coupling member is inserted into the hole of the fourth coupling member, and
when the fifth coupling member of the bottom plate is engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate, the hook of the third coupling member is inserted into the hole of the fifth coupling member.

US Pat. No. 10,188,954

ARCADE GAME WITH INTEGRATED BEVERAGE SENSOR

Glitchbit LLC, Tallmadge...

1. An arcade game comprising:one or more processors for executing an arcade game having one or more participants;
a visual display screen; and
a countertop control panel, the countertop control panel comprising:
at least one game input by which a participant can control the arcade game;
at least one beverage receptacle to hold a beverage container in an upright orientation; and
at least one beverage sensor to distinguish one or more beverage states and to communicate the distinguished one or more beverage states to the arcade game as gameplay activation inputs to the arcade game.

US Pat. No. 10,188,953

DUAL-RANGE WIRELESS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE

MQ Gaming, LLC, Irvine, ...

1. A dual-range wireless tracking and actuation device for tracking a guest within an entertainment facility and for wirelessly actuating one or more associated effects as part of an interactive entertainment experience, said wireless tracking and actuation device comprising:a portable token configured to be carried or worn by said guest, said portable token comprising one or more internal batteries and electronic circuitry comprising:
non-volatile memory storing a unique identifier that uniquely identifies said portable token;
an antenna configured to be wirelessly energized by inductive coupling with an external activation device over a limited activation range of less than 60 centimeters;
a first radiofrequency (RF) transceiver electrically coupled to and powered by said antenna and configured to provide first two-way wireless communications with a first wireless-compatible device over a first wireless communication range of less than 60 centimeters;
a second RF transceiver electrically coupled to and powered by said one or more internal batteries and configured to provide second two-way wireless communications with a second wireless-compatible device over a second wireless communication range of greater than 10 feet; and wherein at least one of said first two-way wireless communications or said second two-way wireless communications comprise said unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,188,948

GAME IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND PROGRAM

EARTHBEAT, INC., Shibuya...

1. A game image processing system which invokes various event processes to progress a game in a virtual world where a character corresponding to a user and other objects move, comprising:a game progress processing unit which progresses the game by invoking the various event processes;
a real map storage unit which stores real map information containing geographical information in a real world;
a virtual map information generation unit which generates virtual map information including coordinate information of the objects on virtual geographical information corresponding to the geographical information on the real map information in accordance with a game progress by the game progress processing unit;
a positional information acquisition unit which selects a coordinate position in the real world;
a real display data generation unit which generates real display data indicating the coordinate position selected by the positional information acquisition unit on the real map information on the basis of the coordinate position;
a virtual display data generation unit which generates virtual display data showing the character on the virtual map information corresponding to the coordinate position acquired by the positional information acquisition unit on the basis of the coordinate position; and
a display control unit which displays both or selected one of the virtual display data generated by the virtual display data generation unit and the real display data generated by the real display data generation unit, or displays part of either one overlapping the other,
wherein the virtual display data generation unit coaxially arranges a plurality of low resolution maps having stepwise reduced scales and increased areas around a detailed map having a greater scale in a predetermined coordinate position as a center, and performs a fade process at a boundary area between the detailed map and the low resolution map and a boundary area between one and another of the low resolution maps to gradually transition one image to the other image.

US Pat. No. 10,188,935

SYSTEM FOR A TOURING SKI-BINDING COMPRISING A FRONT UNIT AND A HEEL UNIT

Markus Steinko, Ascholdi...

1. A system for a touring ski-binding comprising a front unit and a heel unit comprising a heel member, wherein the heel member comprises a reception bowl for receiving a heel part of a ski boot,a biasing device for biasing the heel unit against a ski boot, wherein the heel member is pivotally disposed around a pivot axis, wherein the pivot axis runs horizontally, transverse to a longitudinal direction of a ski, and
a stopper plate for releasing a ski stopper, wherein the stopper plate is switchable between an adjacent position and a protruding position, wherein the stopper plate is configured to leave the adjacent position when the touring ski binding is released, wherein the heel unit is switchable between a starting position for providing a walking function and for receiving a ski boot, and a snap-in position for retaining the ski boot,
wherein the heel unit comprises a blocking element configured to block the stopper plate in the adjacent position, wherein the blocking element is configured to switch, with respect to the pivot axis, between a blocking position and a non-blocking position depending on the position of the heel member, wherein with respect to a downhill mode the front unit in a climbing mode of the touring ski-binding is displaced to the front in the longitudinal direction of the ski, so that a ski boot present in the touring ski-binding cannot contact the heel member of the heel unit.

US Pat. No. 10,188,905

SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING EXERTION DATA DERIVED FROM EXERTION DETECTION DEVICES

Tri2Focus, Inc., Cypress...

1. A method for implementing an electronic feedback loop based on exertion data derived from one or more exertion sensors including at least one of a bicycle power meter, a heart rate monitor, or a global positioning satellite watch, the method comprising:generating, by an exertion sensor data processor, a workout schedule, wherein the generating includes
querying an electronic database for a race date, race performance goal, and athlete capability parameters;
determining a number of time units between a current date and the race date;
for each time unit of the number of time units
determining, by the workout processor, a prescribed stress level for the time unit;
generating by the workout processor, workouts that subject an athlete to the prescribed stress level for the time unit; and
storing the workouts in the workout schedule in the electronic database detecting, via the one or more exertion sensors, physical exertion during at least one of the workouts;
computing, by the exertion sensor data processor, an actual stress level for the at least one of the workouts, wherein the computing is based on the exertion data derived from the one or more exertion sensors;
querying, by the exertion sensor data processor, the electronic database for the prescribed stress level for the at least one of the workouts;
determining, by the exertion sensor data processor, that the actual stress level is less than the prescribed stress level for the at least one of the workouts;
in response to determining that the actual stress level is less than the prescribed stress level for the at least one of the workouts, modifying, by the exertion sensor data processor, the workout schedule; and
transmitting, over the electronic communications network, an electronic workout data file including the modified workout schedule for presentation on a remote display device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,900

EXTENSION BASE FOR EXERCISE APPARATUS

BH Asia Hong Kong Holding...

1. An extension base for an exercise apparatus, the exercise apparatus having a frame that carries a flywheel for providing loading, and two treadles connected to the flywheel from two sides through respective cranks, so that when the two treadles are treaded, the flywheel provides resistance, and the extension base comprising:a stationary seat, being attached to a bottom of the frame, and being of a tubular structure that has a channel and has openings at two ends of the channel; and
two extension legs, each having an appropriate length and being inserted into the channel from the two openings, respectively, so that the extension legs can be symmetrically extended and retracted with respect to the stationary seat, wherein when the extension legs are fully retracted into the stationary seat, a distance between outer ends of the two extension legs farthest away from each other is still long enough to support an elliptical exerciser and prevent the elliptical exerciser from falling, each of the extension legs has a slot in a segment thereof retractable into the channel, the slot extending in a direction parallel to a direction in which the extension leg moves, the stationary seat having two retaining portions corresponding to the slots of the extension legs, extension of the extension legs with respect to the stationary seat being limited by retaining portions moving in the slots, so as to prevent the extension legs from leaving the stationary seat.

US Pat. No. 10,188,897

SLIDE HANDLE

JMC Engineering, LLC, Sa...

1. An exercise handle comprising:an elongated handle body having a top head, a bottom head, and a central bore extending along a longitudinal axis;
a top pulley coupled to the top head, the top pulley being rotatable around a top axis that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
a bottom pulley coupled to the bottom head, the bottom pulley being rotatable around a bottom axis that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
at least one secondary pulley associated with at least one of the top pulley and the bottom pulley;
a cord disposed on a circumferential surface of the top pulley, the cord passing through the central bore and being disposed on a circumferential surface of the bottom pulley, such that when the handle body is moved, the top and bottom pulleys rotate to allow the cord to move through the central bore.

US Pat. No. 10,188,884

STRUCTURALLY-INSTALLED ACCESS DEVICE FOR ACCEPTING CONNECTION BY A FIRE HOSE NOZZLE TO INTRODUCE FIREFIGHTING FLUID INTO AN ENCLOSED SPACE OF A STRUCTURE

GUARDIAN INVESTIGATION GR...

1. A nozzle access device configured to be installed in a structural element defining, at least in part, an enclosed space, the nozzle access device being configured to accept connection by a fire hose nozzle to introduce firefighting fluid into the enclosed space, the nozzle access device comprising:a housing configured to be inserted in a hole formed in the structural element, the housing comprising:
a first face surrounded by a first flange and having an opening in a central portion thereof, the opening being surrounded by a cylindrical socket extending from the first face in a first direction,
a cylindrical body portion extending from the first face in the first direction, and
a second face surrounded by a second flange and having an opening in a central portion thereof, the second flange being configured to attach to an end of the cylindrical body portion distal from the first face so that the first face, the second face, and the cylindrical body portion define an interior of the housing; and
a movable nozzle connector disposed within the interior of the housing, the nozzle connector having:
a tapered female connection portion having a seal and positioned to receive and surround an inserted fire hose nozzle in a locking connection, and
a cylindrical nozzle stop portion extending from the connection portion, the cylindrical nozzle stop portion being movably coupled within an interior of the cylindrical socket of the first face; and
a viewer panel attached to the first face of the housing and covering the opening in the first face, the viewer panel having a lens configured to provide a view of an exterior space on an exterior side of the structural element from within the enclosed space.

US Pat. No. 10,188,872

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PHOTOTHERAPY TO THE BRAIN

Pthera LLC, Newark, DE (...

1. An apparatus for irradiating at least a portion of a patient's brain with electromagnetic radiation to treat stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or depression, the apparatus comprising:a source of the electromagnetic radiation;
an output optical element comprising a rigid and substantially thermally conductive material, the output optical element comprising a first surface configured to face towards the patient's scalp and to be in thermal communication with the patient's scalp during treatment and a second surface configured to face away from the patient's scalp during treatment;
a cooler thermally coupled to the second surface of the output optical element to remove heat from the output optical element through the second surface; and
a heat sink thermally coupled to the cooler, wherein the heat sink is positioned so that the electromagnetic radiation from the source propagates through the heat sink and through the output optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,188,868

DEVICE SUPPORT APPARATUS

Nexstim Oyj, Helsinki (F...

21. A system for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) comprising:a TMS coil device having at least one cable extending therefrom,
a chair with a back portion and a seat portion,
a first arm having a device attachment portion at one end configured to lockably receive the TMS coil device, said first arm further having a cable attachment portion configured to receive the at least one cable extending from the TMS coil device;
a second arm supporting the first arm by a coupling;
a base attached to a portion of the chair, said base comprising a curved portion and having the second arm mounted directly on the curved portion at an attachment point, wherein the curved portion is at least in part formed in the shape of a curve, the attachment point being configured to move along a length of the curve of the curved portion while remaining directly mounted on the curved portion, the shape of the curved portion enabling movement of the transcranial magnetic stimulation device to different sides of a head.

US Pat. No. 10,188,656

METHODS OF TREATMENT OF MALIGNANCIES

Agios Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of treating acute myeloid leukemia in a subject comprising administering to the subject a mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) inhibitor 2-methyl-1-[(4-[6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-6-[2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-yl]amino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino]propan-2-ol having the following formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or tautomer thereof, wherein the acute myeloid leukemia is characterized by the presence of a mutant allele of IDH2 and the absence of a mutant allele of NRAS.

US Pat. No. 10,188,651

METHODS OF TREATING SLEEP DISORDERS

Melior Pharmaceuticals II...

1. A method of treating a sleep disorder associated with altered sleep rhythm and/or architecture in a mammal comprising administering to the mammal in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of Formula Ia-1, Formula Ia-2, Formula Ib-1, Formula Ib-2, Formula Ic-1, Formula Ic-2, Formula Id-1, or Formula Id-2:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the sleep disorder associated with altered sleep rhythm and/or architecture is insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, REM sleep behavior disorder, or disrupted circadian rhythm associated with sleep apnia, shift work, or jet lag; wherein:U is C;
each R1 is, independently, H, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkylthio, —CN, —OH, —SH, halo, haloalkyl, —NO2, —N(?O)2, —C(?O)OH, —NH2, —CF3, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —C(?O)H, carbalkoxy, carboxamido, alkylsulfonyl, alkylsulfonyloxy, aminosulfinyl, dialkylaminosulfinyl, monoalkylaminosulfinyl, aminosulfonyl, monoalkylaminosulfonyl, dialkylaminosulfonyl, alkylsulfonylamino, hydroxysulfonyloxy, alkoxysulfonyloxy, alkylsulfonyloxy, hydroxysulfonyl, alkoxysulfonyl, alkylsulfonylalkyl, aminosulfonylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfonylalkyl, dialkylaminosulfonylalkyl, aminosulfinylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfinylalkyl, or dialkylaminosulfinylalkyl, where r is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
each R2 and R3 is, independently, H, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkylthio, —CN, —OH, —SH, halo, haloalkyl, —NO2, —C(?O)OH, —NH2, —CF3, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —C(?O)H, carbalkoxy, carboxamido, alkylsulfonyl, alkylsulfonyloxy, aminosulfinyl, dialkylaminosulfinyl, monoalkylaminosulfinyl, aminosulfonyl, monoalkylaminosulfonyl, dialkylaminosulfonyl, alkylsulfonylamino, hydroxysulfonyloxy, alkoxysulfonyloxy, alkylsulfonyloxy, hydroxysulfonyl, alkoxysulfonyl, alkylsulfonylalkyl, aminosulfonylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfonylalkyl, dialkylaminosulfonylalkyl, aminosulfinylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfinylalkyl, dialkylaminosulfinylalkyl, aryl, or arylC1-C6alkyl, where n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
each R4 and R5 is, independently, H, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkylthio, —CN, —OH, —SH, halo, haloalkyl, —NO2, —C(?O)OH, —NH2, —CF3, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —C(?O)H, carbalkoxy, carboxamido, alkylsulfonyl, alkylsulfonyloxy, aminosulfinyl, dialkylaminosulfinyl, monoalkylaminosulfinyl, aminosulfonyl, monoalkylaminosulfonyl, dialkylaminosulfonyl, alkylsulfonylamino, hydroxysulfonyloxy, alkoxysulfonyloxy, alkylsulfonyloxy, hydroxysulfonyl, alkoxysulfonyl, alkylsulfonylalkyl, aminosulfonylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfonylalkyl, dialkylaminosulfonylalkyl, aminosulfinylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfinylalkyl, dialkylaminosulfinylalkyl, aryl, or arylC1-C6alkyl, where p is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
W is H or C1-C6alkyl;
Y is H, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkylthio, —CN, —OH, —SH, halo, haloalkyl, —NO2, —C(?O)OH, —NH2, —CF3, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —C(?O)H, carbalkoxy, carboxamido, alkylsulfonyl, alkylsulfonyloxy, aminosulfinyl, dialkylaminosulfinyl, monoalkylaminosulfinyl, aminosulfonyl, monoalkylaminosulfonyl, dialkylaminosulfonyl, alkylsulfonylamino, hydroxysulfonyloxy, alkoxysulfonyloxy, alkylsulfonyloxy, hydroxysulfonyl, alkoxysulfonyl, alkylsulfonylalkyl, aminosulfonylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfonylalkyl, dialkylaminosulfonylalkyl, aminosulfinylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfinylalkyl, or dialkylamino sulfinylalkyl;
X is O or S;
Z is O or S;
R7 is H or halo;
Q is H, C1-C6alkyl, aryl, C1-C6alkylaryl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, or heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted with —(R6)t, where t is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
R8 is H or C1-C6alkyl; and
each R6 is, independently, H, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkylthio, —CN, —OH, —SH, halo, haloalkyl, —NO2, —N(?O)2, —C(?O)OH, —NH2, —CF3, —O—S(?O)2OH, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —C(?O)H, —C(?O) C1-C6alkyl, —C(?O) C1-C6alkoxy, carbalkoxy, carboxamido, alkylsulfonyl, alkylsulfonyloxy, aminosulfinyl, dialkylaminosulfinyl, monoalkylaminosulfinyl, aminosulfonyl, monoalkylaminosulfonyl, dialkylaminosulfonyl, alkylsulfonylamino, hydroxysulfonyloxy, alkoxysulfonyloxy, alkylsulfonyloxy, hydroxysulfonyl, alkoxysulfonyl, alkylsulfonylalkyl, aminosulfonylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfonylalkyl, dialkylaminosulfonylalkyl, aminosulfinylalkyl, monoalkylaminosulfinylalkyl, or dialkylaminosulfinylalkyl; or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,636

BETAHISTINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Cipla Limited, Mumbai (I...

1. A method of treating a neurodegenerative disease, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof, a therapeutically effective amount of betahistine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the neurodegenerative disease is Alzheimer's disease and wherein the betahistine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is administered orally in an amount from 250-5,000 mg/week with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipients.

US Pat. No. 10,188,623

ENHANCED BIOAVAILABILITY OF POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

Patheon Signals Inc., Hi...

1. An oral pharmaceutical composition comprising an enteric soft capsule shell comprising gelatin and an enteric polymerwherein a weight ratio of the enteric polymer and gelatin is 1:2.6; and
wherein the shell encapsulates a matrix fill comprising at least 94% by weight eicosapentaenoic free fatty acid (EPA) and less than 1% by weight docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

US Pat. No. 10,188,602

BIOERODIBLE IMPLANT FOR LONG-TERM DRUG DELIVERY AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE

GESEA BIOSCIENCES INC., ...

1. A method for making a core-and-shell type of pellet for controlled release of a pharmacologically active agent, the method comprising:(a) providing (i) an elongated pin comprising two axially aligned, substantially cylindrical adjacent segments of different diameters, with a wider lower segment and a narrower upper segment that terminates in a pin tip, (ii) a pelleting tube having an upper tube opening, an opposing lower tube opening, an inner surface, and an inner diameter sized to provide a sealing fit between the inner surface and the lower segment of the pin, and (iii) a funnel having an outlet aligned with the upper tube opening;
(b) inserting the pin tip into the lower tube opening and moving the pin upward through the tube toward the funnel until the pin tip and upper pin segment protrude from the upper tube opening into the funnel, thereby bringing the lower segment within the tube;
(c) placing a molten shell composition in the funnel;
(d) gradually withdrawing the lower segment from the tube, thereby lowering the upper segment into the tube and simultaneously drawing the shell composition into a concentric space between the upper segment and the inner surface of the tube;
(e) allowing the shell composition to cool and thereby harden into a shell formed around the upper segment within the concentric space;
(f) placing a molten core composition into the funnel; and
(g) gradually lowering the upper segment within the tube, thereby drawing the core composition into the shell to form a core,
wherein the shell composition and/or core composition contain a pharmacologically active agent.

US Pat. No. 10,188,599

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY WITH SYNERGISM OF HERBAL ESSENTIAL OILS

BORDOLOI BIOTECH, LLC, B...

1. A topical synergistic anti-inflammatory formulation comprising a blend of essential oils, wherein the blend includes at least three essential oils selected from:(A) Cymbopogon citratus oil (CC oil),
(B) Zanthoxylum armatum oil (ZA oil),
(C) Hedychium spicatum oil (HS oil), and
(D) a fourth essential oil obtained from basil, caraway, carrot seed, celery seed, chamomile, citronella, clary sage, clove, cumin, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, sage, sandalwood, spearmint, and/or thyme.

US Pat. No. 10,188,515

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CRIMPING A MEDICAL DEVICE

MEDTRONIC VASCULAR INC., ...

1. A system for crimping a prosthetic valve comprising:a first funnel, the first funnel comprising a first diameter of the first funnel, a tapered section, and a second diameter of the first funnel smaller than the first diameter of the first funnel;
a second funnel, the second funnel comprising a first diameter of the second funnel, a tapered section, and a second diameter of the second funnel smaller than the first diameter of the second funnel;
a delivery device, the delivery device comprising a strut support and an outer sheath, at least a portion of the delivery device extending through the first funnel and the second funnel wherein
the second diameter of the first funnel and the second diameter of the second funnel face towards each other,
the second diameter of the first funnel engages with the second diameter of the second funnel, and
the first diameter of the first funnel and the first diameter of the second funnel face away from each other; and
an actuator comprising a handle, a channel, a pull ring, and at least one wire operatively attached to the pull ring, an end of the at least one wire configured to attach to the prosthetic valve and pull the prosthetic valve through at least one of the first funnel and the second funnel through sliding of the pull ring;
wherein the first diameter of the first funnel is larger than the first diameter of the second funnel.

US Pat. No. 10,188,424

TROCAR SET

MEGAFORCE COMPANY LIMITED...

1. A trocar set, comprising:a handle portion comprising a grip, a connection part, and a first gas valve, wherein the connection part extends from the grip and comprises an assembling channel, and the first gas valve is connected to the connection part and communicates with the assembling channel;
a first sleeve comprising an assembling end, a sleeving end, a first gas flow channel, a first inner sleeve wall and a first outer sleeve wall, wherein the assembling end is assembled to the assembling channel and is disposed corresponding to the first gas valve, a sleeve wall of the sleeving end is provided with at least one first opening, the first sleeve defines a first sleeve wall region and a second sleeve wall region, the first outer sleeve wall surrounds an exterior of the first inner sleeve wall in the first sleeve wall region, the first outer sleeve wall does not surround the exterior of the first inner sleeve wall in the second sleeve wall region, and the first opening is disposed on the first outer sleeve wall;
a second sleeve comprising a second gas flow channel, wherein the second sleeve is retractably connected to the sleeving end of the first sleeve, and a sleeve wall of the second sleeve is provided with at least one second opening; and
a gasbag connected to an end of the second sleeve away from the first sleeve and corresponding to the second opening;
wherein the gasbag is capable of being inflated through the first gas flow channel, the first opening, the second gas flow channel, and the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,188,382

SUTURE PASSER DEVICES AND METHODS

Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc...

1. A method of suturing tissue, the method comprising:placing a first jaw member of a suture passer on a first side of a target tissue and a second jaw member of the suture passer on a second side of the target tissue, wherein the first jaw member extends in a first axis and the second jaw member extends in a second axis to form a V-shaped, distal-facing mouth;
extending a tissue penetrator from the second jaw member so that a distal end of the tissue penetrator is deflected against a second deflection surface of the second jaw member as the tissue penetrator is extended from the second jaw member and across the V-shaped, distal-facing mouth; and
deflecting the tissue penetrator against a first defection surface of the first jaw member so that the distal end of the tissue penetrator is directed distally along the first axis of the first jaw member while the proximal end of the tissue penetrator remains in the second jaw member, forming a sigmoidal pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,188,380

SUTURE ANCHOR SYSTEM WITH COMPRESSIBLE DISTAL TIP

DePuy Mitek, LLC, Raynha...

1. A method for anchoring tissue to bone, comprising:advancing a bone anchor partially into a bone hole such that the anchor engages the bone and is secured within the bone hole, the bone anchor having a suture extending through an inner lumen of the bone anchor and coupled to a distal portion of the bone anchor;
tensioning the suture, with the bone anchor partially advanced into the bone hole, to tension tissue coupled to the suture; and
after tensioning, further advancing the bone anchor into the bone hole to cause the distal portion of the bone anchor to compress radially inward and lock the suture therein.

US Pat. No. 10,188,367

ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE, ULTRASOUND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An ultrasound diagnostic device that transmits ultrasound waves towards a subject via an ultrasound probe and acquires frame signals generated at different time points by receiving ultrasound waves reflected by the subject via the ultrasound probe, the ultrasound diagnostic device comprising:an ultrasound image processing circuit that includes:
a signal acquirer that acquires, via the ultrasound probe, the frame signals;
a map generator that generates, by using the acquired frame signals, a first motion map which is a motion map composed of a plurality of pixel areas which make up an entire frame area of the acquired frame signals, and which indicates a motion in each of the plurality of pixel areas in the entire frame area, the motion indicating an inter-frame signal change and calculated from corresponding pixel areas of the acquired frame signals;
a weight provider that provides a weight to each motion in the first motion map, and outputs the first motion map whose motions have been weighted, wherein the weight provider provides the weight to each motion in the first motion map by comparing, to a predetermined value, a luminance value of a pixel area corresponding to each motion in one of the acquired frame signals which is used to calculate the first motion map, and providing the weight in accordance with the luminance value of the corresponding pixel area such that the weight increases in accordance with an increase in luminance value of the corresponding pixel area in said one of the acquired frame signals, wherein when the luminance value of the corresponding pixel area is lower than the predetermined value, the weight provider provides the weight to the motion in the first motion map by using zero as a weighting coefficient, and when the luminance value of the corresponding pixel area is greater than or equal to the predetermined value, the weight provider provides the weight to the motion in the first motion map by using a number greater than zero as a weighting coefficient;
a map calculator that holds a second motion map and creates a third motion map by performing a calculation using motions in the first motion map output by the weight provider and the second motion map, wherein each of the second motion map and the third motion map is a motion map composed of a plurality of pixel areas which make up an entire frame area of the acquired frame signals, and which indicates a motion in each of the plurality of pixel areas in the entire frame area;
an emphasis adder that adds emphasis to at least one of the acquired frame signals by using the third motion map and generates an ultrasound image from said at least one of the acquired frame signals to which emphasis has been added; and
a display controller that controls a display to display the generated ultrasound image, wherein, after the third motion map is calculated using the motions in the first motion map and the second motion map, the map calculator holds the created third motion map as a new second motion map for performing a subsequent calculation to create a new third motion map.

US Pat. No. 10,188,352

ACNE-AFFECTED SKIN DETERMINATION METHOD AND ACNE-AFFECTED SKIN DETERMINATION DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. An acne-affected skin determination method comprising:setting an upper region and a lower region so as to vertically divide the face of a subject into two regions,
acquiring amount of moisture of a plurality of measurement sites in the lower region;
acquiring amount of moisture of a plurality of measurement sites in the upper region;
calculating an average value of the amounts of moisture of the plurality of measurement sites in one of the upper region or the lower region as a target moisture value, setting a region including the other of the upper region and the lower region as a reference region and calculating an average value of the amounts of moisture of the plurality of measurement sites;
obtaining a difference in moisture of the target moisture value with respect to the reference moisture value; and
determining the ease of generation of acne in the face of the subject based on the difference in moisture obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,188,345

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BIOFEEDBACK DURING MEDITATION EXERCISE

Fitbit, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method of operating a wearable device, the wearable device comprising a processor, one or more biometric sensors and a graphical user interface, the biometric sensors including a motion sensor and an optical biometric sensor configured to detect features of a user's cardiac signal, the method comprising:determining, via the processor based on output of the motion sensor, that the user's movements are within a tolerance range for movement;
prompting the user, via the graphical user interface, to perform a meditation exercise in response to the determining that the user's movements are within the tolerance range for movement, the meditation exercise being associated with a target physiological metric related to the physiology of the user;
measuring, based on output of at least the optical biometric sensor, a physiological metric of the user during the meditation exercise, wherein the tolerance range for movement includes one or more values defined such that changes in the physiological metric are due to the meditation exercise rather than the user's movement;
determining, via the processor, a performance score indicating the user's performance during the meditation exercise based on comparing the measured physiological metric with the target physiological metric; and
providing, via the graphical user interface, based on the performance score, feedback information indicative of the user's performance during the meditation exercise the feedback information being provided to the user concurrently with the prompting of the user to perform the meditation exercise.

US Pat. No. 10,188,343

METHODS OF MONITORING EFFECTS OF NEUROSTIMULATION

Cardionomic, Inc., New B...

1. A method of monitoring effect of neurostimulation on left ventricle contractility, the method comprising:positioning a neurostimulator in a pulmonary artery;
positioning a plurality of pressure sensors in a right ventricle;
activating the neurostimulator to apply neurostimulation to a nerve proximate to a pulmonary artery, wherein the neurostimulation increases contractility of the left ventricle;
measuring contractility of the right ventricle using the plurality of pressure sensors;
determining contractility of the left ventricle based on the measured contractility of the right ventricle;
monitoring the effect of the neurostimulation on the left ventricle contractility based on the measured contractility of the right ventricle; and
using closed loop control to alter the neurostimulation.

US Pat. No. 10,188,337

AUTOMATED CORRELATION OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC TEST DATA

SAVONIX, INC., San Franc...

1. A data processing method comprising:loading a mobile computing device with test instructions upon startup of an application installed on the mobile computing device;
under program control of the test instructions programmed in the mobile computing device, generating and causing displaying on a display device of the mobile computing device, a prompt associated with a first task relating to a test of a feature of a human cognitive domain, wherein the prompt comprises a prompt image of spatially positioned shapes and lines;
in conjunction with causing displaying the prompt, by the test instructions, reading a system clock of the mobile computing device and storing a first time stamp value indicating when the prompt was displayed;
wherein the system clock continuously generates signals representing a current time that may be queried programmatically by the application;
using the test instructions, displaying the prompt for a specified time period using the system clock;
in response to displaying the prompt for the specified time period, causing displaying a graphical grid that is configured to capture movement input at the mobile computing device wherein the movement input comprises drawing or placing shapes and lines to recreate the prompt image;
by the test instructions, obtaining input via the grid displayed through the mobile computing device comprising a response to the prompt, wherein the response comprises the movement input of shapes, icons, characters, or lines;
in conjunction with obtaining the input, by the test instructions, reading the system clock of the mobile computing device and storing a second time stamp value indicating when the input comprising the response was detected, and storing, in association with the second time stamp value, a tag indicating the movement input for the response;
by the test instructions, repeating the generating and causing displaying, the obtaining, the storing the tag, and the storing the first time stamp value and the second time stamp value, for a plurality of other prompts of other tasks relating to the same test or the same first task, to yield a plurality of test records that associate a plurality of different response values with a plurality of respective different time stamp values, and transmitting the plurality of different response values and the plurality of respective different time stamp values over a data communications network to a server computer that is programmed with test analysis instructions;
by the test analysis instructions, based upon the plurality of different response values and the plurality of respective different time stamp values, determining a first result score value for the first task, applying a first weight value to the first result score value to yield a first weighted result score value, and combining one or more other different weighted result score values associated with the other prompts of the other tasks relating to the same test, or the same first task, with the first weighted result score value to yield a cognitive domain score value;
with the server computer, causing generating and displaying one or more different graphs of the features of the cognitive domain, including a brain profile type;
further comprising, with the server computer, causing generating and displaying the one or more different graphs of the features of the cognitive domain, including the brain profile type, in which the different weighted result score values are indicated as positions within a normal distribution of score values for those features.

US Pat. No. 10,188,323

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR USING EYEWEAR, OR OTHER WEARABLE ITEM, TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Vision Service Plan, Ran...

1. A method of providing a particular individual with access to a computer system or computer program, the method comprising:a. receiving at least one wireless signal from a pair of computerized eyewear, the at least one wireless signal comprising a unique identifier associated with the particular individual;
b. at least partially in response to receiving the at least one wireless signal, comparing the unique identifier with a stored identifier for the particular individual; and
c. at least partially in response to determining that the unique identifier at least partially matches the stored identifier, providing the particular individual with access to the computer system or computer program.

US Pat. No. 10,188,320

LAPAROSCOPIC TISSUE THICKNESS MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Boehringer Technologies, ...

1. A laparoscopic device for measuring the thickness of tissue, said device comprising:an elongated tubular housing having a central longitudinal axis and a proximal end portion;
a tissue thickness indicator comprising a tubular section, an indicator scale and a marker, said tubular section being located at said proximal end portion of said elongated tubular housing and coaxial with said central longitudinal axis, said indicator scale comprising indicia disposed linearly along said central longitudinal axis;
a reciprocating linear member coupled to said tissue thickness indicator, said reciprocating linear member having a first portion configured for reciprocating linear movement within said tubular housing along said central longitudinal axis and a second portion configured for reciprocating linear movement along said central longitudinal axis in said tubular section, wherein one of said indicator scale and said marker is fixedly located at said proximal end portion of said elongated tubular housing and the other of said indicator scale and said marker is fixedly located at said proximal end portion of said reciprocating linear member; and
a pair of jaws, each of said jaws having a tip portion, at least one of said jaws being movable with respect to the other of said jaws to define an openable and closable mouth between said tip portions of said jaws, said mouth being configured to be opened upon movement of said reciprocating linear member through said elongated tubular housing, whereupon said mouth is enabled to receive tissue therein, said reciprocating linear member being normally biased by a force to automatically close said mouth, said device being configured whereupon the closing of said mouth causes the movement of said reciprocating linear member along said central longitudinal axis a greater distance than the distance separating said tip portions of said jaws and said movement of said reciprocating linear member along said central longitudinal axis causes one of said marker and said indicator scale to move linearly along said central longitudinal axis with respect to the other of said marker and said indicator scale to provide a readily visible indication of the distance separating said tip portions of said jaws, and hence the thickness of tissue within said openable mouth.

US Pat. No. 10,188,310

PROBE FOR DETERMINING MAGNETIC MARKER LOCATIONS

Health Beacons, Inc., Co...

1. A method for determining a distance and direction between a probe and a magnetic marker, the method comprising:providing the probe, wherein the probe comprises
a first sensor including a first magnetometer having a first range within which a magnetic marker can be detected and a first accelerometer, and
a second sensor including a second magnetometer having a second range within which the magnetic marker can be detected and a second accelerometer,
wherein the first sensor is separated from the second sensor by a distance that is greater than the first range and the second range such that the magnetic marker can only be detected by one of the first magnetometer and the second magnetometer at a time;
wherein the probe is configured to determine a position, in three-dimensional space, of the magnetic marker;
balancing the probe while the probe is positioned away from the magnetic marker such that the magnetic marker is not within the first range of the first magnetometer or the second range of the second magnetometer;
moving the balanced probe so that the magnetic marker is within the first range of the first magnetometer and not within the second range of the second magnetometer; and
determining the distance and direction between the probe and the magnetic marker by comparing an output of the first sensor with an output of the second sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,304

INTEGRATED OPTICAL NEURAL PROBE

Diagnostic Biochips, Inc....

1. A neural probe comprising a headstage connected to one or more elongated shanks, whereinthe headstage comprises a high-intensity LED;
each elongated shank is formed from MEMS silicon and comprises at least one optical fiber, at least one groove, and at least one SUB waveguide, wherein each optical fiber is aligned in one groove to one waveguide; and
the LED is connected to each optical fiber via a coupler, wherein the coupler comprises ceramic, stainless steel, and brass, and wherein the coupler is fixed onto the LED with a UV-curable adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,188,300

INFRARED THERMOMETER

BIO ECHO NET INC., Sappo...

1. An infrared thermometer capable of measuring a body temperature in no contact with a human body, comprising:a main unit;
an infrared sensor accommodated in the main unit;
a distance sensor configured to detect a distance between the main unit and the human body when the main unit approaches the human body; and
a controller configured to calculate the body temperature of the human body based on quantity of infrared from the infrared sensor when the distance sensor detects that the distance between the main unit and the human body is within a predetermined distance, wherein
the distance sensor comprises
a light source for emitting light;
a projector lens for projecting the emitted light from the light source toward the human body;
a light receiving sensor; and
a light receiving lens that allows the light receiving sensor to receive returned light, which is obtained as a result of the emitted light being reflected by the human body, when the distance between the main unit and the human body is within the predetermined distance, wherein
the projector lens and the light receiving lens have a same semi-circular arc-shape, and at least partially and concentrically surround the infrared sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,293

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FIXATION MEASUREMENT AND REFRACTION ERROR MEASUREMENT USING WAVE-FRONT ERROR

REBIScan, Inc., Cambridg...

1. An apparatus for fixation measurement for diagnosing strabismus, the apparatus comprising:an image projector configured to project a stimulus onto both eyes of a patient, wherein the stimulus is simultaneously projected onto the retinas of both eyes of the patient and simultaneously reflected onto a pair of image sensing devices
the pair of image sensing devices being disposed conjugate to the retinas, wherein the image sensing devices are configured to capture reflected images including light reflected from the retinas in response to the stimulus, wherein the reflected images include a reflected stimulus comprising one or more of: the stimulus as perceived on the retinas or the stimulus as transformed by a curvature of the retinas, and wherein differences between the stimulus and the reflected stimulus indicate fixation of the eyes; and
one or more computing devices configured to determine a misalignment in the fixation of the eyes corresponding to strabismus.

US Pat. No. 10,188,256

SCRAPER ASSEMBLY

MIW ASSOCIATES, LLC, Hav...

1. A scraper for use in abrading a surface, comprising:a scraper head including:
a chainmail abrader having a chainmail body including a plurality of interlinked rings; and
elastic back pressure member positioned adjacent to a working surface of said chainmail body configured to apply pressure against the chainmail body to enable the working surface of the chainmail body and elastic back pressure member to resiliently conform to contours of the surface during scraping, wherein the working surface of the chainmail body and the elastic back pressure member are free to move independent of one another.

US Pat. No. 10,188,211

PORTABLE, MODULAR SEATING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

TOTALLY MOD EVENTS, LLC, ...

1. A modular seating system comprising:first, second and third side frames, each of the side frames including:
a base member configured to support the side frame on an underlying surface; and
an arm member extending upwardly from the base member;
first and second seat back assemblies releasably connected to the first and second side frames and the second and third side frames, respectively; and
first and second seat bottom assemblies releasably connected to the first and second side frames and the second and third side frames, respectively;
wherein each of the side frames further includes a back assembly channel bracket on a rear side of the arm member and each of the seat back assemblies includes first and second lower frame legs, the first and second lower frame legs of the first seat back assembly being releasably received in the back assembly channel brackets of the first and second side frames, respectively, and the first and second lower frame legs of the second seat back assembly being releasably received in the back assembly channel brackets of the second and third side frames, respectively;
wherein the back assembly channel bracket of each of the side frames defines first and second channels; and
wherein the arm member of each of the side frames defines first and second locking member holes extending therethrough into upper ends of the first and second channels, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,188,207

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY TESTING A PLURALITY OF MOBILE DEVICES

Communications Test Desig...

1. An apparatus for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:a plurality of retention devices;
a frame housing a plurality of device cabinets receiving the plurality of retention devices and a plurality of test cabinets containing a plurality of test computers corresponding with the plurality of device cabinets, each test computer having a processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a plurality of test mobile device applications;
a plurality of mobile devices, each positioned in one of the plurality of retention devices and electrically connected to one of the plurality of test computers and receiving one of the plurality of testing mobile device applications;
a user computer electrically connected to the plurality of test computers and receiving test results of the plurality of mobile devices from one of the plurality of test mobile device applications; and
a plurality of monitors corresponding to the plurality of device cabinets.

US Pat. No. 10,188,197

BACKPACK WITH EXTRACTABLE BALLISTIC PROTECTION PACKAGES

JUAN FRAILE NUEZ, Alpica...

1. An equipment having a personal protection system suitable for being carried on a user's shoulders comprising: (a) a backpack having two shoulder straps and at least one first upper compartment accessible from the outside through a first operable closing means, (b) a front ballistic package mounted with capability of being pulled out through said first closing means in said first upper compartment comprising (i) an pull-out grip at a first end and (ii) at a second end, opposite to said first end, two connecting members between said front ballistic package and said backpack, spaced apart from one other to allow for the passage of said user's head, wherein a configuration of said equipment is adjustable between (i) an undercover position in which said front ballistic package is inserted in said first upper compartment and said grip projects through said first closing means and is accessible by said user without having to remove the backpack from his shoulders and (ii) a protection position in which said front ballistic package is pulled out from said first upper compartment, facing said backpack such that it is configured for covering at least the vital organs of said user, wherein said equipment further comprises (c) compacting means which connect said front ballistic package with said backpack, such that said first upper compartment can modify the size thereof between (d) an expanded size when said equipment is in the undercover position and (e) a compacted size when said equipment is in the protection position; and wherein said first upper compartment comprises a surface near to the contact surface between said backpack and said user's back and a surface remote from said contact surface, facing said near surface, wherein said compacting means comprise at least one cable connecting said near and remote surfaces and which at least at one end is attached to said front ballistic package, said cable having a length such that when said equipment is in the protection position, said first upper compartment is in the compacted size.

US Pat. No. 10,188,153

GARMENT SYSTEM FOR INTERCHANGEABLE COVERS FOR GARMENT STRAPS

STRAP APPEAL, Virginia B...

1. A bra strap cover system comprising:a bra comprising at least one shoulder strap, at least one body strap, and at least one cup, said at least one shoulder strap having a top surface, a bottom surface, a strap length, and a strap width, wherein the top surface of said at least one shoulder strap, an upper portion of the at least one cup, and a back portion of the body strap include a plurality of first fastener halves, with the first fastener halves on the top surface of said at least one shoulder strap disposed along the strap length;
at least one bra strap cover having a decorative upper face, a lower face, a cover length, and a cover width, said lower face having a plurality of second fastener halves disposed along the cover length, said cover width being greater than said strap width and wherein for a given stress, the bra strap cover has a relative strain of 0.1 or greater, relative to the shoulder strap; and
wherein the bra strap cover is configured to be removably attached to said shoulder strap by mating the plurality of first and second fastener halves together such that the bra strap cover substantially covers and overlies the top surface of said shoulder strap, and wherein the cover length when overlying the shoulder strap extends from the upper portion of the at least one cup to the back portion of the body strap so that the bra strap cover is further configured to be removably attached to the upper portion of the at least one cup to the back portion of the body strap by mating the plurality of first and second fastener halves together.
US Pat. No. 10,190,183

METHOD FOR DESULFURIZING

Almamet GmbH, Ainring (D...

1. A method for desulfurizing comprising the step ofadding a desulfurization agent to a melt of at least one of a molten pig iron and a molten steel, said agent containing calcium oxide, bitumen as well as between 0.01 and 10% by weight of at least one flux agent, wherein the at least one flux agent is selected from the group of members consisting of multivalent alcohols, bituminous coal, silicone oils and mixtures thereof, and wherein the agent does not contain any calcium carbide, any magnesium or any magnesium alloy.
US Pat. No. 10,188,670

COMPOSITION

Phosphagenics Limited, V...

1. A method for reducing somatic cell count in a lactating subject comprising administering a formulation to the lactating subject, wherein the formulation comprises a non-neutralised tocol phosphate, a vitamin A compound, and a hydrophobic delivery vehicle,wherein the non-neutralised tocol phosphate is a combination of a non-neutralised mono-(tocopheryl) phosphate and a non-neutralised di-(tocopheryl) phosphate.
US Pat. No. 10,192,027

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RNA ANALYSIS IN FUNCTIONAL CONFIRMATION OF CANCER MUTATIONS

FIVE3 GENOMICS, LLC, San...

1. A computer assisted method of treating a patient having cancer, comprising:obtaining or generating a genomic data set and a transcriptomic data set;
wherein the genomic data set includes DNA sequence data that is representative of a mutation in at least one tumor-associated gene of a diseased tissue of the patient, and wherein the mutation is relative to a normal tissue of the patient;
wherein the transcriptomic data set includes 1) RNA sequence data that is representative of the mutation in the at least one tumor-associated gene and 2) RNA expression level data of the at least one tumor-associated gene of the diseased tissue of the patient, and wherein the mutation and expression level are relative to the normal tissue of the patient;
using a sequence analysis engine to:
(a) associate the transcriptomic data set with the genomic data set using the mutation;
(b) identify the mutation as a nonsense mutation, and upon identification of the mutation as nonsense mutation to:
(c) identify a position of the mutation within the 3?-end portion of the at least one gene; and
(d) identify the expression level of the at least one gene; and
treating the patient by targeting the at least one gene when the identified position is a position in the 3-terminal portion of the gene and the identified expression level is above an expression level relative to the normal tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,188,991

PERMSELECTIVE ASYMMETRIC MEMBRANES

GAMBRO LUNDIA AB, Lund (...

1. A semipermeable asymmetric membrane, wherein the membrane material comprises at least one polysulfone, poly-ethersulfone, or polyarylethersulfone; and a polyvinylpyrrolidone, wherein the polyvinylpyrrolidone consists essentially of a polyvinylpyrrolidone with a weight average molecular weight Mw of more than 1,700 kDa and less than 1,900 kDa and with a number average molecular weight Mn between about 340 kDa to about 390 kDa.
US Pat. No. 10,188,737

STABILIZED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

ASTELLAS PHARMA INC., To...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising 5-{[(3R)-1-acryloylpynolidin-3-yl]oxy}-6-ethyl-3-({4-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl]phenyl}amino)-pyrazine-2-carboxamide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutical additive having a difference in water activity value of 0.1 or more, wherein the difference in water activity value is the water activity value difference between said pharmaceutical additive after storage in the opened state and said pharmaceutical additive after storage in the sealed state, and wherein the pharmaceutical additive having a difference in water activity value of 0.1 or more is one member, or two or more members selected from the group consisting of dextran, dextrin, crystalline cellulose, corn starch, calcium carbonate, lactose hydrate, anhydrous dibasic calcium phosphate, and mannitol.
US Pat. No. 10,191,050

RATIONALE, METHODS, AND ASSAYS FOR IDENTIFYING HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TASTE SPECIFIC GENES AND USE THEREOF IN TASTE MODULATOR AND THERAPEUTIC SCREENING ASSAYS

SENOMYX, INC., San Diego...

1. A method of identifying from a population of T1R expressing cells those which only express T1R3 and not T1R2 or T1R3 comprising (i) detecting whether said T1R expressing cells express LOC285965 and (ii) if positive identifying said cells as cells which express T1R3 and not T1R2 or T1R3.
US Pat. No. 10,189,023

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING MULTIPLEXED ASSAYS

MESO SCALE TECHOLOGIES, L...


wherein the oligonucleotide is modified with a linking agent comprising a biotin, streptavidin, avidin, amino group, thiol group, aldehyde group, hydrazide group, azide group, alkyne group, maleimide group, or iodoacetamide group.
US Pat. No. 10,193,141

POSITIVE ELECTRODE MIXTURE AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

TODA KOGYO CORPORATION, ...

1. A positive electrode mixture comprising carbon black having a bulk density of not more than 0.1 g/cm3, a crystallite size of 10 to 40 ?, an iodine adsorption of 1 to 150 mg/g, a volatile content of not more than 0.1% and a metal impurity content of not more than 20 ppm, and a positive electrode (cathode) active substance having an operating voltage or an initial crystal phase transition voltage of not less than 4.5 V on the basis of lithium.
US Pat. No. 10,188,063

LACTUCA SATIVA CULTIVAR FRAZIER

Proscreen Ag Technology, ...

1. A seed of lettuce cultivar designated FRAZIER, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125178.
US Pat. No. 10,190,118

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING INSECTS

ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A method for treating disease in an insect, the method comprising administering to the insect a composition comprising a double stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecule or a vector encoding a dsRNA molecule, and a delivery agent, wherein the dsRNA molecule is 19-24 nucleotides long, comprises a sense strand and an antisense strand, and modulates gene expression of an insect, wherein the double-stranded region of the dsRNA is about 19 nucleotides in length, andwherein the dsRNA further comprises (i) at least one mismatch, (ii) a 5?-terminal dinucleotide overhang, or a 3?-terminal dinucleotide overhang, or both a 5?- and 3?-dinucleotide overhang, and (iii) at least one asymmetrical modification, and
wherein the dsRNA molecule comprises at least one nucleotide modification to increase stabilization of the dsRNA, the modification selected from the group consisting of:
(i) a 5?-phosphorothioate or 5?-phosphorodithioate modifications within the double stranded region,
(ii) a phosphorothioate modification within the nucleotides at the terminal overhang region,
(iii) a cationic modification of nucleotides 1 and 2 on the 5? terminus, wherein the cationic modification is at the C5 position of pyrimidines and C2, C6 and C8, exocyclic N2 or exocyclic N6 of purines,
(iv) at least one 2?-fluoro modified nucleotide comprising a nucleobase modification
(v) at least one 2?-O-methyl/2?-fluoro modified nucleotide comprising a nucleobase modification,
(vi) a 5?-PuPu-3? dinucleotide at the 3? terminal of at least one of the strands in the dsRNA molecule wherein both nucleotides comprise a modified methoxyethyl (MOE) at 2?-position, and
(vii) a 5?-PuPu-3? dinucleotide at the 5? terminal of at least one of the strands in the dsRNA molecule wherein both nucleotides comprise a modified MOE at 2?-position; and
wherein modulation of the gene treats the disease.
US Pat. No. 10,190,121

APTAMERS AGAINST EGFR AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF

Avvinity Therapeutics Lim...

1. A ribonucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence:5?-mGmG mG mAfUfU fUAA fUfCmG fCfCmG fUmAmG AmAmA AmGfC mAfUmG fUfCmA AAmG fCfCmG mGmAA fCfCfC-3? (ALT102139.01) (SEQ ID NO: 79), wherein “m” represents a 2?-O-methyl substituted nucleotide and “f” represents a 2?-fluoro substituted nucleotide.
US Pat. No. 10,190,135

CHIMERIC POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATORY ELEMENT

Celltheon Corporation, U...

1. A polynucleotide comprising:(a) a first fragment consisting of the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 7 or a nucleic acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 7,
(b) a second fragment consisting of the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9 or a nucleic acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 9, and
(c) a third fragment consisting of the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3 or a nucleic acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 3.
US Pat. No. 10,190,156

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING BUILT-IN STANDARD CURVE TO MEASURE MOLECULAR NUMBERS OF BIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS

W2 Biosolutions, LLC, Be...

1. A method of determining absolute quantity of at least one sample target, comprising:i) providing a solid support having a series of control partner 1 and one of at least one sample probe and at least one sample target attached thereon, wherein the series of control partner 1 and the one of the at least one sample probe and the at least one sample target are at separate locations of the solid support, and each of the series of control partner 1 has a different and known copy number;
ii) contacting the solid support with at least one control partner 2 and another of the at least one sample target and the at least one sample probe, wherein:
the series of control partner 1 are configured to recognize and bind the at least one control partner 2, resulting directly or indirectly in a series of detectable control signals, wherein an intensity of each detectable control signal correlates with the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1, and a copy number of each of the at least one control partner 2 is no less than the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1; and
the at least one sample probe is configured to recognize and bind the at least one sample target in a corresponding manner, resulting directly or indirectly in at least one detectable sample signal, wherein an intensity of each detectable sample signal correlates with a copy number of each of the at least one sample target, and a copy number of each of the at least one sample probe is no less than the copy number of the each of the at least one sample target;
iii) detecting the series of detectable control signals and the at least one detectable sample signal;
iv) making a standard curve relating the intensity of each of the series of detectable control signals with the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1; and
v) determining the copy number of each of the at least one sample target by using the standard curve to translate the intensity of the each of the at least one detectable sample signal to the copy number of the each of the at least one sample target.
US Pat. No. 10,188,619

SOLID SOLUTION COMPOSITIONS AND USE IN CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

Infirst Healthcare Limite...

1. A solid solution pharmaceutical composition comprising:a) one or more acetic acid derived non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in an amount of about 1% to about 30% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition;
b) one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable hard fats comprising one or more glycerolipids, one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable hard fats in an amount of at least 30% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition;
c) one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable liquid lipids comprising one or more monoglycerides, the one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable liquid lipids in an amount of at least 25% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition, and
d) one or more stability agents in an amount of about 5% to about 18% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition
wherein the solid solution pharmaceutical composition is formulated to have a melting point temperature of about 25° C. or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,189,907

POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING ANTI-KIT ANTIBODIES

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc...

1. An polynucleotide comprising nucleotide sequences encoding a VH chain region, a VL chain region, or both a VL chain region and a VH chain region, of an antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, which immunospecifically binds to human KIT (SEQ ID NO: 15) and comprises:(i) a variable light (“VL”) chain region comprising a VL CDR1, VL CDR2, and VL CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 20, SEQ ID NO: 21, and SEQ ID NO: 22, respectively; and
(ii) a variable heavy (“VH”) chain region comprising a VH CDR1, VH CDR2, and VH CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 23, SEQ ID NO: 24, and SEQ ID NO: 25, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,114

CONTROLLED GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS

SYNGULON SA, Seraing (BE...

1. A method of controlling the growth of a second microbial cell, the method comprising:allowing a recombinantly engineered first microbial cell to proliferate in a culture medium being fermented by said first microbial cell and further comprising said second microbial cell, wherein said second microbial cell interferes with the fermenting of said culture medium,
said first microbial cell comprising a first nucleic acid encoding a bacteriocin operably linked to a promoter, the method further comprising expressing and secreting the bacteriocin into the culture medium, wherein the bacteriocin is selected to inhibit or prevent the reproduction of the second microbial cell,
wherein the first microbial cell has been genetically engineered to conditionally decrease or eliminate at least one of transcription, post-transcriptional expression, or post-transcriptional activity of a cell immunity modulator that confers resistance to the secreted bacteriocin in the first microbial cell, said decrease or elimination concurrent with expression of said secreted bacteriocin, thereby decreasing immunity modulator activity of said cell immunity modulator,
said second microbial cell being susceptible to the secreted bacteriocin due to an inactivity or absence of the cell immunity modulator in the second microbial cell, whereby the secreted bacteriocin inhibits or prevents the reproduction of the second microbial cell, and whereby the culture medium is fermented by the first microbial cell.
US Pat. No. 10,189,909

ANTIBODIES TO MASP-2

Helion Biotech ApS, Cope...

1. A monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof specifically recognising and binding a polypeptide fragment of human MASP-2 consisting of the CCP1, CCP2 and serine protease domains (aa 293 to 686 of SEQ ID NO:1), wherein said monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof is selected from the group consisting of:(i) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number 03050904;
(ii) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number DSM ACC2657
(iii) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number DSM ACC2660;
(iv) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number DSM ACC2658; and
(v) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number DSM ACC2659,
wherein the monoclonal antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, is capable of inhibiting MASP-2 catalyzed C4 deposition.
US Pat. No. 10,190,167

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INFERRING BOVINE TRAITS

Branhaven LLC, Canton, O...

1. A method of matching a bovine trait-associated genotype with a bovine subject, comprising identifying in a nucleic acid sample from the bovine subject a nucleotide occurrence of at least one test single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), wherein the at least one test SNP is in linkage disequilibrium with at least one trait-associated SNP listed in Table 1A or Table 1B.

US Pat. No. 10,194,459

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MESSAGE FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN UES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS USING METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of relaying a V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) message in a wireless communication system supporting V2X communication, the method performed by a first UE (User Equipment) and comprising:receiving the V2X message from a second UE;
calculating a resource usage rate of a direct link between a plurality of UEs;
determining a relay scheme of the V2X message by comparing the calculated resource usage rate to a predetermined threshold; and
transmitting the received V2X message to a third UE based on the determined relay scheme,
wherein the threshold is determined based on a type of the V2X message or a type of the second UE,
wherein the threshold is lower when the V2X message is an event-driven message than when the V2X message is a periodic message, and
wherein the threshold is lower when the second UE is a public safety UE than when the second UE is a normal UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,456

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING DATA TRANSMISSION IN UNLICENSED BAND

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

9. A network for handling data transmission in an unlicensed band, comprising:a storage device; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
transmitting an uplink (UL) grant in the unlicensed band to a communication device for indicating the communication device to transmit data in a first plurality of resource blocks of the unlicensed band; and
performing a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process corresponding to the data with the communication device, after receiving a preamble from the communication device in a second plurality of resource blocks of the unlicensed band, wherein the preamble indicates the transmission of the data;
wherein the preamble further indicates at least one of a channel quality of the unlicensed band and a traffic load of the unlicensed band.

US Pat. No. 10,194,425

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDLING OF SPECIAL SCELL SELECTION IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communication by a second base station in a wireless communication system including a first base station and the second base station, the method comprising:receiving, from the first base station, a request message including a measurement result for one or more cells;
determining a primary second cell (PScell) among the one or more cells based on the measurement result; and
transmitting, to the first base station, a response message including configuration information of the PScell in response to the request message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,420

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method comprising:generating a first signal;
sending the first signal to a receiver over a first channel that is one of multiple channels in a first band for narrowband communication, and at least one part of the first band is located in a guard band of a radio access network (RAN), and another part of the first band occupies a transmission band of the RAN, wherein the transmission band of the RAN comprising a continuous band of frequencies and does not include the guard band of the RAN; and
preventing mutual signal interference by dedicating a contiguous group of frequencies of the transmission band as a guard interval between a remaining contiguous group of frequencies of the transmission band of the RAN and the first band for narrowband communication,
wherein the guard interval divides the transmission band of the RAN between the remaining contiguous group of frequencies and another contiguous group of frequencies within the first band for narrowband communication.

US Pat. No. 10,194,411

USER EQUIPMENT AND SYNCHRONIZATION METHODS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for a User Equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising transceiver circuitry and hardware processing circuitry, the hardware processing circuitry to configure the transceiver circuitry to:receive, from an Evolved Node-B (eNB) arranged to operate in a network, a primary synchronization signal (PSS) that is based on one or more PSS symbol sequences; and
transmit, to a second UE, a primary device-to-device synchronization signal (PD2DSS) for a device-to-device (D2D) communication session between the UE and the second UE, wherein the PD2DSS is based on one or more PD2DSS symbol sequences and is transmitted according to a network reference timing that is based at least partly on the reception of the PSS,
wherein when the D2D communication session is an in-coverage D2D communication session, the PD2DSS is a first PD2DSS and is transmitted according to the network reference timing and the PD2DSS,
wherein when the D2D communication session is an out-of-coverage D2D communication session, the PD2DSS is a second PD2DSS and is transmitted as Trichronousl to the network reference timing, and
wherein the PD2DSS includes an indicator of whether the PD2DSS is the first PD2DSS or the second PD2DSS.

US Pat. No. 10,194,400

POWER CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND RELATED DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A power control apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for execution by the processor, the program including instructions to:
generate a correspondence between a power control command and a serving cell of a terminal device or a serving cell group of the terminal device
send the generated correspondence, and send multiple power control commands in one serving cell of the terminal device according to the correspondence generated by the power control apparatus, after generating the correspondence, wherein a power control command in the multiple power control commands instructs the terminal device to adjust transmit power of the terminal device in the serving cell or the serving cell group;
generate downlink control information, wherein the downlink control information comprises:
the multiple power control commands and one of identifier information of serving cells corresponding to the multiple power control commands or identifier information of serving cell groups corresponding to the multiple power control commands; or
the multiple power control commands and identifier information of one serving cell or of one serving cell group; and
send, in one serving cell of the terminal device, the downlink control information generated by the processor, after generating the downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,399

ADJUSTING SMALL CELL TRANSMIT POWER ACCORDING TO LOAD AND TRANSMIT POWER OF OTHER SMALL CELLS

Nanchang Coolpad Intellig...

1. A method for adjusting transmission power of a small cell, comprising:based on an instruction for switching from an off state to an on state by the small cell, determining that downlink data needs to be transmitted, wherein the off state comprises one of a first state, a second state, and a third state, wherein:
in the first state, the small cell transmits signals in a long period for a load to discover a community,
in the second state, the small cell transmits no signal and monitors transmission of surrounding loads, and
in the third state, the small cell transmits no signal, monitors no transmission of the surrounding loads, and maintains interaction capability of backhaul signaling;
based on a determination that the downlink data needs to be transmitted, acquiring transmission power of other small cells; and
adjusting transmission power for transmitting the downlink data according to a load state of the small cell and the transmission power of the other small cells.

US Pat. No. 10,194,345

SELF-PROVISIONING OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK USING COORDINATION OF DATA PLANE BEHAVIOR TO STEER STATIONS TO PREFERRED ACCESS POINTS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method in a SDN (Software-Defined Networking) controller that automatically provisions a plurality of access points in a wireless communication network by coordinating data plane behavior of the plurality of access points to steer clients to preferred access points, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a policy concerning traffic flow for the wireless communication network;
gathering network-wide information about traffic flows in the data plane for a plurality of access points distributed around the wireless communication network, the data plane referring to layer-2 communications;
predicting a data plane traffic flow at each of the plurality of access points based on the gathered information;
centrally monitoring data plane traffic flow at each of the plurality of access points distributed around the wireless communication network, the central data plane monitoring comprising:
prior to receiving a partial packet stream from the first access point, sending one or more OpenFlow rules to the first access point that defines traffic flows that should be forwarded to the SDN controller,
receiving at least a partial stream of packets of the at least one station, the packets forwarded by the first access point to the SDN controller,
performing deep packet inspection of the partial packet stream of the at least one station, and
selecting one or more stations for steering based on the policy with respect to characteristics of the partial packet stream revealed by the deep packet inspection;
determining that the data plane traffic flow at a first access point from the plurality of access point needs to be reduced based on the actual data plane traffic flow relative to the predicted data plane traffic flow;
responsive to the determination about remote data plane traffic flow needs to be reduced, steering at least one station to a second access point of the plurality of access point in order to adjust the data plane traffic flow by generating one more OpenFlow rules directed at how packets concerning the at least one station are handled by the first access point in the data planes in order to compel the at least one station to disconnect from the first access point; and
transmitting the one or more OpenFlow rules for implementation at a data pane of the first access point.

US Pat. No. 10,194,326

TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSMITTING DATA OVER AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN OPERATORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, at a user equipment (UE), a first transmission from a first node associated with a first operator in a deployment of operators; wherein the first transmission comprises data originating from a second operator in the deployment of operators, and the UE is connected to a second node associated with the second operator; and
receiving a second transmission from the second node over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, the second transmission comprising the data originating from the second operator;
wherein the first transmission and the second transmission are concurrent.

US Pat. No. 10,194,315

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CIRCUMVENTING A COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER'S GATEWAY TO ALLOW A RESELLER OF COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE SERVICES

TIONESTA, LLC, Austin, T...

1. A method for circumventing a home communications provider's gateway, said method comprising:installing an application on a mobile device, the application being programmed to control and choose which communications path the mobile device uses;
providing a communications gateway, the communications gateway comprising servers and devices required for communication using a plurality of methods including, point to point, cellular, internet, and wired telephone communications;
intercepting, by the application, an outbound number dialed by a user of the mobile device to communicate with a receiver mobile device;
sending, by the application to the communications gateway, routing information associated with the dialed outbound number; and
redirecting, by the communications gateway based on the routing information, communication from the mobile device to circumvent the home communications provider's gateway,
wherein the routing information is sent to a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) router of the communications gateway via a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) connection available to the mobile device or sent to a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) of the communications gateway via Short Message Service (SMS) if the HTTP connection is not available to the mobile device, the SMSC being configured to forward the routing information contained in the SMS to the SIP Router;
wherein the communications gateway provides the application with an unique identification number wherein the unique identification number is hidden from the user and anyone that the user communicates with but that is recognizable by the communications gateway and used by the communications gateway to accomplish the provision of services to the user,
wherein the communications gateway spoofs any identification information of the user so that from the perspective of the user or anyone the user communicates with all the identification information appears as if the user was using their home communications provider, and
wherein a reseller of communication services is able to circumvent the home communications provider's gateways to provide alternative communication services.

US Pat. No. 10,194,302

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN INTEGRATED PUBLIC SAFETY SOLUTION

NORTH EAST KING COUNTY RE...

1. A system for tracking a set of at least one mobile emergency service provider, comprising:a memory device on which is stored an electronic history comprising: (a) at least one identifier of a service provider of said set of at least one service provider and (b) GPS data identifying the geographic location of each said service provider at each time interval of a set of time intervals of predetermined frequency within a time period; and
a computer-readable medium on which are stored instructions that, when executed by a processing device, enable the processing device to perform a method comprising the steps of:
generating to a display device a user interface within which is displayed a first identifier of a first service provider of the set of at least one service provider,
receiving from a user, via the user interface, a selection of the first service-provider identifier,
in response to the selection of the first service-provider identifier, generating to a display device an aerial view of a geographic region within which the first service provider was located during the time period,
displaying in the aerial view two icons representing the first service provider at the geographic location corresponding to two time intervals of the set of time intervals,
receiving from the user, via the user interface, a selection of the two icons; and
displaying, in response to said user selection of the two icons, the velocity and bearing of the first service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,194,301

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTER AND INTRA AGENCY COMMUNICATION, TRACKING AND COORDINATION

NORTH EAST KING COUNTY RE...

1. A computer-implementable method of tracking a set of at least one mobile emergency service provider, the method comprising the steps of:compiling an electronic history comprising: (a) at least one identifier of a mobile service provider of said set of at least one mobile service provider and (b) GPS data identifying the geographic location of each said mobile service provider at each time interval of a set of time intervals of predetermined frequency within a time period;
storing said electronic history in a memory device;
generating to a display device a user interface within which is displayed a first identifier of a first mobile service provider of the set of at least one mobile service provider;
receiving from a user, via the user interface, a selection of the first mobile service-provider identifier;
in response to the selection of the first mobile service-provider identifier, generating to a display device an aerial view of a geographic region within which the first mobile service provider was located during the time period; and
displaying in the aerial view two icons representing the first mobile service provider at the geographic location corresponding to two time intervals of the set of time intervals,
wherein the preceding steps are performed by at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,194,298

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A ROBOTIC MOUNT

DynaMount, LLC, San Dieg...

1. A remote controlled microphone mount system comprising:a computing device having a graphical user interface and a wireless network connection that transmits wireless control signals corresponding to a microphone's physical location;
a wireless network connection device that receives the wireless control signals and is attached to a microphone mount;
the microphone mount including a microphone coupler supported on a first platform that is connected to a motor that imparts motion to the first platform along a first axis of the first platform, and further including an output in communication with the computing device, wherein the microphone mount sends audio data to the computing device through the output for analysis of the audio data at the computing device; and
a microphone mount controller attached to the microphone mount and in communication with the wireless network connection device and the first motor and that causes the first motor to impart motion to the first platform based on the wireless control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,194,295

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SMART MATERIAL MONITORING

IDEACURIA INC., Richmond...

1. A system for monitoring a characteristic of a material, the system comprising:a sensor device, the sensor device comprising an input electrode and an output electrode, the input and output electrodes being configured to contact the material to measure at least one signal relating to an electrical property of the material; and
a processor in communication with the sensor device, the processor configured to apply machine learning for determining a not directly measurable characteristic of the material based on at least the at least one signal relating to an electrical property of the material, the machine learning applied via a machine learning model trained with library data to recognize the not directly measurable characteristic of the material, the library data relating previously measured signals relating to the electrical property of the material to known not directly measurable characteristics of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,194,291

SYSTEM FOR LOCATION BASED TRIGGERS FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Dyfan, LLC, Longview, TX...

1. A system, comprising:a building including a plurality of facilities therein each including at least one broadcast short-range communications unit having a fixed location and configured to:
generate one or more broadcast messages including an address portion and a plurality of fields including at least one field with at least one value, the one or more broadcast messages including a first identifier field with the at least one value being the same for each of at least a first subset of a plurality of the broadcast short-range communications units in the building, and a second identifier field with an other value that is different for each of at least a second subset of the plurality of the broadcast short-range communications units in the building,
broadcast, via a first wireless communications protocol, the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, for intended receipt by a plurality of mobile devices in a communication range of the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit, and
re-broadcast, via the first wireless communications protocol, the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, for intended receipt by the plurality of mobile devices in the communication range of the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit;
code configured to be executed by at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, the code, when executed, configured to:
cause display, via a display of the at least one mobile device, of an option for causing visual information to be output via the at least one mobile device,
receive an indication of a user input for the option displayed via the display of the at least one mobile device,
receive an indication of a receipt, from the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit and via the first wireless communications protocol, of the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, and
cause to be sent, from the at least one mobile device and via a second wireless communications protocol and an Internet Protocol, at least one message; and
at least one server configured to:
receive, from the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, the at least one message,
in response to the receipt, from the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, of the at least one message: retrieve location-relevant information, and
after the location-relevant information is retrieved, cause to be sent, from the at least one server to the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, a response message including the location-relevant information;
said code, when executed, further configured to:
receive, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol and the Internet Protocol, the response message including the location-relevant information, and
after the receipt, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol, of the response message including the location-relevant information: cause to be output, via the at least one mobile device, the visual information, based on the location-relevant information and whether a threshold has been met, the visual information being based on user-specific demographic or preference information;
wherein the system is configured such that the location-relevant information includes at least one image, and the system is further configured such that, after the indication of the user input is received and after the output of the visual information is caused, subsequent output of different visual information, that is brand- or product-specific, is caused as the at least one mobile device is moved among the plurality of the facilities of the building.

US Pat. No. 10,194,284

EMBEDDED COMMUNICATION IN MESSAGE BASED TRANSPORTS

Digit International Inc.,...

1. A method for embedded communication between devices comprising:queuing a machine-to-machine message in a queue at a first device;
receiving, at the first device, a user-initiated command to transmit a communication message to a second device, wherein the communication message is structured according to a particular device messaging protocol, wherein the device messaging protocol defines a procedure to create a message packet of a specific structure or format;
determining an available first payload within the communication message for the machine-to-machine message, wherein the available first payload has a size that is a function of the communication message's size;
rendering the machine-to-machine message distinguishable from the communication message by the second device by structuring the machine-to-machine message independently of the particular device messaging protocol;
loading a first portion of the distinguishable machine-to-machine message into the available first payload of the communication message to form a package;
queuing a second portion of the distinguishable machine-to-machine message at a first position in the queue; and
transmitting the package to the second device wherein the distinguishable machine-to-machine message includes a second payload that includes at least one of:
information about a device, the information having been captured without user intervention; and
information about an action to be, or that has been, performed by a device, the information having been captured without user intervention.

US Pat. No. 10,194,280

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

Tresit Group, LLC, Logan...

1. A method for integrated emergency notification through a single system, the method being performed by a processor executing instructions on a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the method comprising the steps of:selecting, on a communication device, an alert to be sent out to one or more additional users over a communication network connected to the single system;
selecting, on the communication device, an alert type;
identifying, on the communication device, one or more locations associated with the alert type, wherein at least one floor plan is associated with the one or more locations;
selecting, on the communication device, one of the at least one floor plan;
viewing, on the communication device, color coding associated with the selected one of the at least one floor plan, wherein the color coding is updated in real-time to show status;
designating, on the communication device, where presently located on the selected one of the at least one floor plan; and
receiving, on the communication device, an action plan reminder associated with the alert type accessible to any user of the single system, wherein the user is prompted to designate where presently located after a predetermined period of inactivity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,276

INTEGRATING BUILDING AUTOMATION WITH LOCATION AWARENESS UTILIZING WIRELESS MESH TECHNOLOGY

WiSilica Inc., Laguna Hi...

1. A method for providing location awareness in a building automation system the method comprising:broadcasting a tag signal from a mobile tracking tag;
receiving the tag signal at a first plurality of nodes of a first mesh network of lighting devices on a first floor of a building and aggregating the tag signal at a first floor level gateway of the building automation system;
receiving the tag signal at a second plurality of nodes of a second mesh network of lighting devices on a second floor of the building and aggregating the tag signal at a second floor level gateway of the building automation system;
at a premise level gateway of the building, aggregating the tag signal aggregated by the first floor level gateway and the second floor level gateway into tag data, and communicating the tag data to an application running on a cloud server;
wherein the application layer processes the tag data to compute a tracking tag location and mobility;
wherein the tag location and mobility is distributed to the first plurality of nodes and the second plurality of nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,194,235

SPEAKER STRUCTURE WITH A LOADING HOLE

TGI TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD, ...

1. A speaker structure with a loading hole comprising:an active cavity, which includes a cone hole and a loading hole, wherein the cone hole and loading hole are each affixed to a portion of the active cavity;
a loudspeaker sealed and secured to the cone hole in the active cavity, wherein the loudspeaker has a cone that is at least partially in direct contact with a portion of the active cavity;
a driven cavity connected to the active cavity through the loading hole, wherein a cross-sectional area of the loading hole is smaller than a cross-sectional area of the outside air connection and the active cavity is not larger than ? the effective area of the vibration units in the active cavity and wherein, the volume of the active cavity does not exceed half the total volume of a combination of the active cavity and the driven cavity;
a buffer tube connected to the active cavity, wherein the buffer tube has a cross-sectional area that decreases as it extends from the active cavity into the driven cavity and the buffer tube terminates in a distal end; and
a speaker tube connected to the distal end of the buffer tube, wherein the speaker tube has a cross-sectional area that increases as it extends from the buffer tube and the loading hole is located in a space where the speaker tube and the buffer tube connect.

US Pat. No. 10,194,219

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAPPING A DATA STREAM INTO AN SDI CHANNEL

Intopix S.A., Mont-Saint...

1. A method for mapping, by a mapping controller, a video data stream onto a serial data interface channel, wherein the video data stream represents compressed video data output by an encoder and wherein the video data stream comprises a sequence of m-bit digital words, a range of values from 0 to (2**n)?1 and from 2**m?2**n to (2**m)?1 being excluded values on the channel, the method comprising:receiving the video data stream from the encoder;
grouping data of the sequence of m-bit digital words into a group of 2**g digital words, wherein g is between 0 and m?1;
detecting, by the mapping controller, a first condition when at least one digital word of the group of 2**g digital words has g+1 most-significant bits (MSB bits) equal to 1;
if the first condition is detected by the mapping controller, the mapping controller storing in memory a supplementary bit equal to 1 and recoding the g+1 MSB bits of said the 2**g digital words by replacing (g+1)*2**g bits having a value x by an equal number of bits having a value y by mapping the set of possible values of x to a disjoint set of values y for each of the (g+1)*2**g bits, where each x value is mapped to a different y value;
if the first condition is not detected by the mapping controller, the mapping controller storing in memory a supplementary bit equal to 0;
repeating the grouping, the detecting of the first condition and the storing for k times to thereby store k supplementary bits;
grouping the k supplementary bits into the least-significant bits (LSB bits) of a number j of m-bit digital words, wherein j is the integer part of (k+m?2)/(m?1);
performing an addition modulo 2**m of a value s to the number j of m-bit digital words, and to k*2**g m-bit digital words, where s is between 2**n and (2**m?2**n)??(2**(m?1?i)), where the sum is performed for i ranging from zero to g; and
outputting the number j of m-bit digital words and the k*2**g m-bit digital words over the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,138

STRUCTURED LIGHT ENCODING-BASED VERTICAL DEPTH PERCEPTION APPARATUS

RGBDSENSE INFORMATION TEC...

1. A structured light encoding-based vertical depth perception apparatus, comprising:a laser pattern projector;
an infrared receiving camera;
a RGB receiving camera; and
a depth perception module, wherein
the laser pattern projector, the RGB receiving camera, and the infrared receiving camera are disposed along a straight line vertical to a horizontal plane; the depth perception module is connected to the infrared receiving camera;
the laser pattern projector is a laser encoded pattern transmitting module, for projecting a laser encoded pattern;
the infrared receiving camera is for consecutively acquiring laser encoded patterns projected by the laser pattern projector and generating an input encoded image sequence;
the depth perception module is for performing image pre-processing to the input encoded image sequence generated by the infrared receiving camera, and performing block match disparity computation and depth computation in conjunction with a pre-solidified reference encoded image of a known distance, thereby generating a depth map sequence;
the RGB receiving camera is for performing subsequent image processing to the depth map sequence in conjunction with the depth perception module;
the depth perception module comprises an image pre-processing sub-module, a block match disparity computation sub-module, a depth computation sub-module, a storage controller sub-module, and a memory;
one end of the image pre-processing sub-module is connected to an infrared receiving camera; the other end is sequentially connected to the block match disparity computation sub-module and the depth computation sub-module; the storage controller sub-module is connected to the image pre-processing sub-module and the block match disparity computation sub-module; the memory is connected to the storage controller sub-module.

US Pat. No. 10,194,131

AUGMENTED REALITY GUIDANCE FOR SPINAL SURGERY AND SPINAL PROCEDURES

OnPoint Medical, Inc., C...

1. A system comprising:a stereoscopic optical see-through head mounted display;
a computing system configured to receive preoperative, intraoperative or preoperative and intraoperative image information of the physical spine of a patient and to generate a three-dimensional (3D) image of the spine of the patient,
one or more markers configured to be attached to a bony structure within a target portion of the physical spine of the patient,
wherein the computing system is configured to register the image information of the physical spine in a common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to register the one or more markers in the common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to generate a 3D stereoscopic display by the optical see-through head mounted display based on the 3D image of the spine,
wherein the computing system is configured to track movement from a first position to a second position of the physical spine during surgery,
wherein the computing system is configured to track the location and orientation of the optical see-through head mounted display in the common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to adjust in real time the 3D stereoscopic display based on the location and orientation of the optical see-through head mounted display,
wherein the computing system is configured to adjust in real time the 3D stereoscopic display based on the tracked movement from the first position to the second position of the physical spine,
wherein the computing system is configured to superimpose the 3D stereoscopic display on the target portion of the physical spine visible directly through the stereoscopic optical see-through head mounted display, and
wherein the first and second positions of the physical spine of the patient are different.

US Pat. No. 10,194,129

METHOD OF TAKING PICTURES FOR GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA

CHIH-CHING DEPTH X DEEP D...

1. A method of taking pictures for generating three-dimensional image data, comprising steps of:illuminating a target object with an environmental light to generate a first image reflected light reflected from said target object;
using a color image sensor to receive said first image reflected light through a non-movable optical unit;
generating a first electrical image signal by using said image sensor based on said first image reflected light, the first image is a complete frame;
using an active light source unit to generate an active light to illuminate said target object while said object is continuously illuminated by said environmental light, wherein said active light source unit receives a synchronized signal from said image sensor and is switched on/off based on the synchronized signal, and said target object reflects the illuminating lights to form a second image reflected light, and wherein said image sensor includes an pixel array and the built-in controller, and the built-in controller of said image sensor generates the synchronized signal, also said active light source unit is synchronized with the start and end points of time for the exposure of the image sensor, and said synchronized signal is a vertical synchronized signal;
using said image sensor through said optical unit to receive said second image reflected light including both reflected light from said active light and reflected light from said environmental light and generate a second electrical image signal, the second image is a complete frame;
transporting said first and second electrical image signals stored in a memory, wherein said first and second electrical image signals are digital signals;
using an image processing unit to receive said first and second electrical image signals, convert said first electrical image signal to a two-dimensional image data, and subtract said first electrical image signal from said second electrical image signal to generate a three-dimensional electrical depth signal, wherein said three-dimensional electrical depth signal is converted to three-dimensional depth data, wherein said two-dimensional image data represents a plane image of said target object sensed by said image sensor, said plane image comprises a plurality of unit images which are two-dimensional images with colors, and said three-dimensional depth data represents a depth or a relative depth between said image sensor and each of said unit images; and
combining said two-dimensional image data and said three-dimensional depth data such that finally an output having a depth image together with a color image is thus obtained,
wherein said active light unit has a flickering frequency less than a frame rate of said image sensor with a constant ratio specified as desired, said constant ratio being a real number from 0 to 1, but not 0 or 1, an integral of intensity of said active light within a second is substantially not changed after said constant ratio is specified, and said integral is proportional to said constant ratio; and
wherein said active light includes a specific range of wavelength, and said three-dimensional electrical depth signal is converted to said three-dimensional depth data according to magnitude of said three-dimensional electrical depth signal independent of the specific range of wavelength, and the magnitude of said three-dimensional electrical depth signal is inversely proportional to said relative depth by N powers of exponent, N being 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9.

US Pat. No. 10,194,119

WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTAL DATA CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MESH NETWORKING

Sensormatic Electronics, ...

1. A system for wireless communication, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory encoded with one or more computer programs that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the one or more processors to:
wirelessly communicate with a plurality of input capture devices via at least a first wireless mesh network, wherein a first one of the plurality of input capture devices includes a camera and a second one of the plurality of input capture devices is configured to detect one or more of a temperature, a motion, a moisture, a sound, and a presence of one or more chemicals;
control, via the first wireless mesh network, at least one of a setting or a functionality of a first subset of the plurality of input capture devices;
directly communicate with a second subset of the plurality of input capture devices,
wherein each of the second subset of the plurality of input capture devices has one or more sensors for independently acquiring environmental data,
wherein each of the second subset of the plurality of input capture devices is operable for wireless cross-communication directly with one or more input capture devices of the first subset of the plurality of input capture devices or the second subset of the plurality of input capture devices, independent of a remote control device, thereby forming at least a portion of the first wireless mesh network, and
wherein at least one input capture device of the second subset of the plurality of input capture devices is operable to transmit inputs from one input capture device of the plurality of input capture devices to another input capture device of the plurality of input capture devices, thereby extending a maximum operating radio range of the first wireless mesh network;
receive, via a second communication network, data from the remote control device for controlling one or more of the plurality of input capture devices, wherein the first wireless mesh network operates independently from operation of the second communication network;
activate a trigger event or alarm based, at least in part, on receiving an indication of a detection or lack of detection of an input by at least one input capture device of the plurality of input capture devices, wherein the trigger event or alarm causes a notification to be sent for delivery to the remote device; and
control, via the first wireless mesh network, one or more devices based on environmental data acquired by one or more of the plurality of input capture devices.

US Pat. No. 10,194,118

APPARATUS FOR VIDEO COMMUNICATION

Huddle Room Technology S....

1. Apparatus for video communication comprising:processing circuitry configured for connection to a local processing device that executes video conferencing software and for wireless connection to a plurality of mobile devices, each comprising a display and a video camera, the processing circuitry including a processor and a storage device containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, implement:
a receiver that receives a plurality of video signals related to a plurality of participants in a video conference generated by the video cameras of the plurality of local mobile devices,
a generator, operatively connected to said receiver, that generates an output video communication stream based on said plurality of video signals received from the plurality of local mobile devices,
a transmitter that transmits the output video communication stream to said local processing device executing the video conferencing software, wherein the apparatus is configured to receive from the local processing device an output signal representing video images displayable by a display of the local processing device when executing the video conferencing software, and
a sharing device that shares with the plurality of local mobile devices the output signal representing the video images displayable by the display of the local processing device, wherein the apparatus supports simultaneous use of the video cameras of the plurality of local mobile devices and does not execute video conferencing software, and wherein the apparatus is further configured to receive from the local processing device a video signal generated by a video camera associated to the local processing device, the generator being configured to generate said output video communication stream also based on the video signal received from the local processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,101

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROLLING SHUTTER COMPENSATION USING ITERATIVE PROCESS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for correcting digital image deformities, the system comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine readable instructions to:
obtain an input image defined by an input pixel array captured by an imaging sensor, individual input pixels being characterized by individual pixel positions within the input pixel array and input pixel values;
obtain acquisition times specifying time of capture of sets of input pixels within the input pixel array;
obtain orientation information specifying imaging sensor orientations at the acquisition times of the sets of input pixels within the input pixel array;
determine an output image defined by an output pixel array determined based on the input pixel array of the input image, individual output pixels being characterized by individual output pixel positions within the output pixel array and output pixel values, such determination for a given output pixel including:
(a) determining an acquisition time and an orientation information of the given output pixel within the output pixel array;
(b) obtaining identification of an input pixel based on the acquisition time and the orientation information of the given output pixel, the input pixel having a pixel position within the input pixel array;
(c) obtaining an input acquisition time of the input pixel based on the pixel position within the input pixel array;
(d) determining input orientation information of the input pixel based on the input acquisition time;
(e) obtaining identification of a subsequent input pixel based on the input orientation information;
(f) iterating over operations (c)-(e) for remaining pixels of the input pixel array; and
(g) obtaining identification of a pixel within the input pixel array as an estimated input pixel based on differences in the input orientation information; and
determining the output pixel values for the given output pixel based on the input pixel values for the estimated input pixel obtained from the information characterizing the estimated pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,079

VEHICLE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

H.P.B. OPTOELECTRONIC CO....

1. A vehicle surveillance system for monitoring a position of at least one target around a vehicle and measuring a distance between the at least one target and the vehicle by means of bird's-eye-view panorama, comprising:a plurality of image capturing units provided on an outer surface of the vehicle, the image capturing unit comprising a light source, a capturing lens, and an optical sensor, the light source emitting a light beam onto the target to show an optical pattern, the optical pattern varying as the distance between the target and the vehicle changing, an original image of the target around the vehicle and the optical pattern on the target captured by the capturing lens and incident onto the optical sensor;
an image processing unit electrically connected to the plurality of image capturing units, the image processing unit comprising a distance detection module, a transformation module, a space domain determination module, a time domain determination module, and a ground surface elimination module, the distance detection module calculating the distance between the target and the vehicle based on variation of the optical pattern, the transformation module transforming the original images from the image capturing units into a plurality of bird's-eye-view images, respectively, the space domain determination module determining if any information about the bird's-eye-view image including the target exists, the time domain determination module utilizing local difference (LD) for two successive original images to find an outline of the target, the ground surface elimination module determining a difference between the target and a ground surface in two successive bird's-eye-view images; and
a display unit electrically connected to the image processing unit and comprising a display module and an alarm module, the display module displaying the bird's-eye-view panorama incorporating the bird's-eye-view images, and the distance between the target and the vehicle, the alarm module sending an alarm signal in case of the distance less than a threshold, wherein the local difference (LD) employed in the time domain determination module is specified by equation 1:

m and n are coordination for the image to form a mask, It(x+m, y+n) is a function of image at time t, It-1(x+m, y+n) is a function of image at time t?1, the threshold Dth is specified by the following equation 2:
Dth=256|(LD×th)  equation 2,
th is adjusted according to variation of the image, LD is inversely proportional to Dth, and the relationship between a range of difference (Temp Diff), and the Dth is shown by equation 3:

US Pat. No. 10,194,075

BACKGROUND SEPARATED IMAGES FOR PRINT AND ON-LINE USE

PC Connection, Inc., Mer...

1. A device comprising:a camera under control of a processor;
an image library disposed in a computer readable non-transient memory that is accessible by the processor; and
image processing software stored in the computer readable non-transient memory that when executed by the processor produces an item-only image from a single image by the processor performing the following functions:
capturing the single image of an item using the camera the single image comprising the item and a diffuse background having known properties;
detecting an outline of the item in the single image using the single image captured by the camera;
aligning the outline with a boundary of the item;
extracting image content of the item within the aligned outline; and
storing the image content of the item as the item-only image in the image library.

US Pat. No. 10,194,073

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING PREFERENCES FOR CAPTURE SETTINGS OF AN IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for determining capture settings of an image capturing device, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by computer readable instructions to:
obtain an aggregated video segment, the aggregated video segment including a first video portion and a second video portion;
obtain a first set of capture settings associated with capture of the first portion;
obtain a second set of capture settings associated with capture of the second portion;
determine a set of preferred capture settings for the image capturing device based upon the first set of capture settings and the second set of capture settings, wherein the set of preferred capture settings defines aspects of operation for one or more of a processor of the image capturing device, an imaging sensor of the image capturing device, and/or an optical element of the image capturing device; and
effectuate transmission of instructions to the image capturing device, the instructions configured to cause the image capturing device to implement the set of preferred capture settings;
wherein the image capturing device is configured to implement the set of preferred capture settings based upon current contextual information that defines one or more current temporal attributes and/or current spatial attributes associated with the image capturing device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,063

SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING AN IMAGE OF MULTIPLE VIEWS OF AN OBJECT

Lockmasters Security Inst...

1. A device for capturing at least three views of an object with a camera, the device comprising:a housing having an inside and an outside, wherein the inside of the housing forms a cavity;
a slot in the housing communicating with the cavity and adapted to accept at least a portion of the object;
a main slide that is moveable between an open position to receive the object and a closed position to stabilize the object;
a plurality of prisms disposed within the cavity and configured to reflect at least two of the at least three views of the object towards the camera when the main slide is in the closed position, thereby allowing the camera to capture an image of the at least three views of the object;
a first button disposed on the outside of the housing and operatively coupled to the camera, wherein selective activation of the first button by a user enables the camera to capture an image of at least three views of the object;
a light source within the cavity that is selectively activated by a user using the first button or a second button;
wherein the object is a key and the outside of the housing includes a handle containing the first and/or second button.

US Pat. No. 10,194,061

PAN-TILT-ZOOM CAMERA AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

SHENZHEN HUBSAN TECHNOLOG...

1. A pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, characterized by comprising a pan-tilt unit and a camera unit, wherein the pan-tilt unit comprises a first vibration damper plate, a second vibration damper plate, and a shock absorber ball; the camera unit is fixedly disposed on the first vibration damper plate, the shock absorber ball is sandwiched between the first vibration damper plate and the second vibration damper plate, and the shock absorber ball is fixedly connected to the second vibration damper plate; the shock absorber ball is elastic, and when the camera unit is horizontally laid, the first vibration damper plate is out of touch with the shock absorber ball; when the camera unit is subjected to extra load other than gravity, the first vibration damper plate compresses the shock absorber ball.

US Pat. No. 10,194,022

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING UNDESIRED CALLS

DIALOGTECH INC., Chicago...

1. An automated method for determining and terminatingundesired inbound calls, the method comprising:
receiving an incoming phone call;
activating a controller in response, the controller holding the incoming call and recording audio from the incoming call;
evaluating the recorded audio with a spam detection engine to determine if the incoming call is spam; and
in response to a determination the call is spam, prompting the incoming call to input a code with an interactive voice recognition (IVR) system,
wherein when the code input by the incoming call does not match the prompted code, the call is terminated,
wherein evaluating the recorded audio comprises:
segmenting the recorded audio into segments,
building partition groups from the processed segments,
comparing the partition groups to stored spam profiles, and
deriving an accuracy number based on the number of segment partitions that match a profile versus the number of segment partitions that do not match the profile.

US Pat. No. 10,194,016

ACTIVATION OF SMS SIGNALING FROM DYNAMICALLY ACTIVATED CONTROL INTERFACE

Zipwhip, Inc., Seattle, ...

1. A method comprising:configuring a user interface (UI) generator with a reply number and a contact message to generate a first structured graphical user interface (GUI);
receiving a contact request on the first structured GUI;
parsing the contact request into user agent information, a user message, and a user number with a request analyzer;
operating a format selector with the user agent information to select a response format, the response format comprising:
a native application (app) trigger on the condition that the user agent information indicates a mobile device; and
configuring the UI generator with the response format to generate a second structured GUI on the condition that the user agent information indicates a non-mobile browser; and
pre-populating a response with the user number and the contact message, and transmitting the response to the reply number via a short message service (SMS) server.

US Pat. No. 10,194,011

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING VOICE OVER IP TELEPHONE DEVICE

HIGH SEC LABS LTD., Yokn...

1. A Secure Voice over IP (VoIP) Phone device comprising:VoIP phone's non-secure hardware comprising:
a Local Area Network (LAN) interface;
at least one processor;
secure inputs and outputs comprising:
at least one microphone;
at least one indicator; and
an off-on hook switch; and
a security implant comprising:
at least one audio switch; and
at least one tampering switch,
wherein said security implant is not programmable via said VoIP phone's non-secure hardware, and
said security implant is programmed to allow normal VoIP call by:
connecting said at least one microphone to said VoIP phone's non-secure hardware via said at least one audio switch, and
activating said at least one indicator to indicate active audio channel,
only during active VoIP phone call, and only if said at least one tampering switch has not been activated;
wherein said security implant is programmed to detect pre-programmed on-of-hook switch activation patterns by measuring timing of on-off-hook switch activation and deactivation events.

US Pat. No. 10,194,002

VBN SERVER CLUSTERING SYSTEM, METHOD OF VBN SERVER CLUSTERING, AND VBN SERVER FOR CLUSTERING

SolutionInc Limited, Hal...

1. A visitor based network (VBN) server clustering system comprising:a cluster of VBN servers for processing network traffic from and to one or more user devices connected to a single local area network (LAN),
wherein each of the VBN servers comprises:
a client device data store that is configured to create and maintain device state records of the one or more user devices connected to the LAN for use by the respective VBN server in processing network traffic;
an interface that is configured to perform data communication with the one or more user devices through the LAN; and
a clustering manager that is configured to implement clustering of the VBN servers by filtering the network traffic from and to the one or more user devices based on filtering criteria specified in configuration settings for the VBN server so as to allow the network traffic processing unit to process only a filtered portion of the network traffic,
wherein the filtering of the network traffic by the clustering manager of each of the VBN servers partitions the network traffic so that network traffic of each user device is processed by a specific one of the VBN servers within the cluster at a given time.

US Pat. No. 10,193,993

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TOKEN PIGGYBACKING

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A computer system implementing a first content publisher addressable by a first domain name, the computer system comprising:at least one processor implementing a plurality of software modules embodied on one or more machine-readable media, the modules comprising:
a cookie setter configured to cause a client device communicatively coupled to the first content publisher to store a plurality of tokens under the first domain name, the plurality of tokens specifying state data during a communication session between the client device and the first content publisher, the communication session utilizing a stateless communication protocol, each of the plurality of tokens comprising a respective name-value pair;
a redirection module configured to embed, in content provided by the first content publisher, a uniform resource locator identifying a server-side script hosted by a second content publisher addressable by a second domain name, the redirection module further to embed, in association with the uniform resource locator, data representing the name-value pairs of the plurality of tokens; and
a communication module configured to communicate the content with the embedded uniform resource locator to the client device, selection of the uniform resource locator by a user causing the client device to send a web request for the server-side script to the second content publisher, the web request including the data representing the name-value pairs of the plurality of tokens, execution of the server-side script causing the second content publisher to extract the data representing the name-value pairs of the plurality of tokens and to send a directive to the client device to set, under the second domain name, a token having a name-value pair whose value encodes the name-value pairs of the plurality of tokens previously set under the first domain name.

US Pat. No. 10,193,990

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING USER PROFILES BASED ON MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Cortica Ltd., Tel Aviv (...

1. A method for creating user profiles based on multimedia content, comprising:identifying a plurality of multimedia content elements associated with a user;
generating at least one signature for each of the plurality of multimedia content elements;
analyzing the at least one signature to identify at least one concept matching the multimedia content elements;
generating, based on the at least one matching concept, at least one contextual insight, wherein each contextual insight indicates a preference of the user; and
generating, based on the at least one contextual insight, a user profile for the user.

US Pat. No. 10,193,982

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECONNECTING CALLS

SECURE CONNECTION LTD., ...

1. A method for restoring bidirectional voice communication between at least two client terminals, comprising:detecting, by a server, a dropping of a bidirectional voice communication on a communication segment between a first client terminal and the server, the communication segment part of the bidirectional voice communication established between the first client terminal and a second client terminal using respective communication segments with the server, the dropping triggered by insufficient resources for maintaining the bidirectional voice communication in a desired quality for the first client terminal,
receiving, at the server, at least one message from the first client terminal, the at least one message including instructions for restoring the bidirectional voice communication, the at least one message received over available resources sufficient for transmission of the at least one message over the affected communication segment;
automatically activating an instant message session between the first client terminal and the second client terminal in response to the detecting; and
restoring, by the server, the bidirectional voice communication according to the received instructions when sufficient resources are available for maintaining the bidirectional voice communication at the desired quality.

US Pat. No. 10,193,978

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK NODE OPERATION SYSTEM BASED ON OPERATION CONTROL UNIT

CHONGQING GKTSINGCHIP IND...

1. A distributed network node operation system based on an operation control unit, the operation system operating on the network node and directly interacting with a data link layer, the operation system comprising: an application interface unit, a network information management unit, a file unit, a task scheduling unit and a device drive management unit, wherein,the application interface unit is a set of application interfaces, and packages services provided by the file unit, the task scheduling unit and the network information management unit into an interface for interacting with a protocol stack management unit;
the network information management unit is configured to interact with the data link layer to perform link scheduling for transmitting information and updating node data;
the file unit is configured to manage and store file information, organize and allocate space of a file storage device, and is responsible for file storage and protecting and searching stored files;
the task scheduling unit is configured to manage hardware resources;
the device drive management unit is configured to manage underlying device application drives, and to invoke different protocol stack library functions through different application drives, thus making a plurality of communication modes and protocols compatible;
data of the network node are stored in a manner of a block chain table, and the block chain table comprises a plurality of information abstracts, including time stamps, a number of acquisition nodes and tags of the acquisition nodes; and
after a neighbor node receives the encapsulated information shared by the acquisition nodes, the network information management unit incorporates the time stamp of this time, the tags of the acquisition nodes and the data in the encapsulated information into the block chain in an order according to the time stamps; meanwhile actively pushes the received encapsulated information to another neighbor node according to the push path.

US Pat. No. 10,193,973

OPTIMAL ALLOCATION OF DYNAMICALLY INSTANTIATED SERVICES AMONG COMPUTATION RESOURCES

Ubisoft Entertainment, R...

7. One or more non-transitory computer readable media, said media containing computer-executable instructions which, when executed, perform a method for the allocation of tasks among computation resources, said method comprising the steps of:receiving a task specification including an indication of a bundle,
wherein the bundle comprises one or more service execution files and a manifest including metadata for the bundle;
for each computation resource of a plurality of computation resources, each computation resource including a separate launcher, calculating a time metric for the specified task on the computation resource, said time metric incorporating a computation time and a transfer time,
wherein the transfer time includes the time necessary to transfer the task to the computation resource, the time necessary to transfer any input data needed for the task to the computation resource, and the time needed to transfer the resulting output data from the computing resource;
determining a chosen computation resource of the plurality of computation resources based on the time metric calculated for each computation resource of the plurality of computation resources
determining that no suitable computing resource exists;
spawning a new computing resource;
using the new computing resource as the chosen computation resource for instantiating the service;
selecting a bundle based on the service to be instantiated;
transmitting a message to a launcher, said message indicating the selected bundle; and
executing the specified task on the chosen computation resource via the launcher executing as a persistent service on the chosen computation resource.