US Pat. No. 10,427,570

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A SHELL DISPOSED ON A SEAT BACK FRAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:a seat back that includes:
a seat back frame that has first and second side members that extend from an upper cross member to a lower cross member; and
a shell that has first and second shell side members that extend from an upper shell cross member to a lower shell cross member to define a shell opening;
wherein the seat back frame extends through the shell opening such that the upper shell cross member is disposed on a back side of the upper cross member and the lower shell cross member is disposed on a front side of the lower cross member that is disposed opposite the back side.

US Pat. No. 10,427,568

ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR SEAT ADJUSTMENT

SCHUKRA GERAETEBAU GMBH, ...

1. An actuator assembly for adjusting at least one component of a seat, the actuator assembly comprising:a first traction device comprising a sheath and an inner member slidably arranged in the sheath;
a second traction device comprising a cable or wire; and
an actuator comprising a spindle drive, said spindle drive including
a first member which is rotatably mounted, and
a second member which is threadingly engaged with the first member and secured against rotation,
wherein both the first traction device and the second traction device are coupled to the second member of the spindle drive,
wherein the cable or wire of the second traction device is attached to the second member of the spindle drive, and
wherein an end of the sheath of the first traction device abuts on the second member at a first side surface which is opposite to a second side surface of the second member to which the cable or wire of the second traction device is attached.

US Pat. No. 10,427,560

VEHICLE SEAT

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle seat in which a through hole extending substantially in a front-rear direction is provided at a rear end portion of a seat cushion or a lower end portion of a seat back, a locking member attached to a vehicle body being provided in the through hole, and the locking member being configured to lock an attaching member which is provided to a child seat and inserted inside the through hole, the vehicle seat comprising:a cover member including:
a front plate portion covering an opening edge portion of a front opening of the through hole; and
a tubular side plate portion extending rearward from an inner end portion of the front opening of the front plate portion and covering at least a part of an outer peripheral wall portion of the through hole; and
a substantially flat plate-shaped lid member having an outer peripheral edge portion along an inner side face of the side plate portion and configured to be attached to the cover member in a state where the outer peripheral edge portion thereof abuts on the inner side face of the side plate portion,
wherein the cover member includes an R-chamfered portion configured to guide the attaching member into the through hole, the R-chamfered portion being formed between the front plate portion and the side plate portion,
wherein the outer peripheral edge portion of the lid member abuts on the side plate portion of the cover member at an R-end point of the R-chamfered portion or at a position further rear than the R-end point, so that the lid member is attached to the cover member, and
wherein in a state where the outer peripheral edge portion of the lid member abuts on the side plate portion of the cover member, an entire front surface of the lid member is located at or behind the R-end point of the R-chamfered portion.

US Pat. No. 10,427,559

CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM WITH SEAT-ORIENTATION ADJUSTER

Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc...

1. A child restraintcomprising
a seat-mount frame adapted to set on a passenger seat in a vehicle,
a juvenile seat configured to seat a child, and
a slidable seat mount coupled to the juvenile seat and arranged to slide on an outwardly facing exterior surface of the seat-mount frame under the control of a caregiver to change the position and orientation of the juvenile seat relative to the seat-mount frame
wherein the underside of the juvenile seat is arranged to lie in confronting face-to-face relation to an entire topside of the slidable seat mount, and
wherein the slidable seat mount includes a movable seat platform that is arranged to slide up and down along a curved path on an exterior surface which provides a bottom wall of a mount-receiving cavity formed in the seat-mount frame from a raised-and-retracted position to support the juvenile seat in a first orientation relative to the seat-mount frame to a lowered-and-extended position to support the juvenile seat in a different orientation relative to the seat-mount frame and a releasable platform-motion blocker that is coupled to the movable seat platform to slide with the movable seat platform relative to the seat-mount frame and configured to releasably engage the seat-mount frame to retain the movable seat platform in a position and orientation on the seat-mount frame selected by a caregiver.

US Pat. No. 10,427,557

SEAT BASE AND A CHILD SAFETY SEAT

WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG...

1. A seat base of a child safety seat adapted to be rested on a vehicle seat, the child safety seat including a seat shell which is removably mounted on said seat base, the seat shell having a bottom portion and a backrest portion which is pivotably mounted to a rear end of the bottom portion to be tilted relative to the bottom portion, the seat shell having a seating surface which is defined in part by a front facing side of the backrest portion and in part by a top facing side of the bottom portion, said seat base comprising:an upper facing wall which is disposed opposite to the vehicle seat in an upright direction and substantially parallel to the vehicle seat;
front and rear positioning members which are spaced apart from each other in a font-and-rear direction and which are disposed to position the seat shell to said seat base; and
an angle restraining structure which is raised from said upper facing wall and which is configured to restrain a recline angle of the backrest portion of the seat shell,
wherein said angle restraining structure is configured to raise one of the rear end of the bottom portion of the seat shell and the backrest portion relative to a front end of the bottom portion so as to place the seating surface of the seat shell at the backrest portion higher than the seating surface at the bottom portion, and
wherein said angle restraining structure has a tip portion which projects from said upper facing wall and which is configured to extend through the bottom portion of the seat shell and to extend toward the backrest portion.

US Pat. No. 10,427,553

ADJUSTABLE VEHICLE SEAT

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

1. A seat-movement system comprising:a seat including a seat bottom adapted to move along a floor of a vehicle and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom,
a motion unit coupled to the seat and configured to permit a user to move the seat, and
a monitoring unit coupled with the seat and with the motion unit and configured to receive an input from the user located in spaced-apart relation to the seat to cause the motion unit to move the seat in response to contact to a predetermined portion of the seat with a predetermined force by the user so that the seat is adjusted by the user while maximizing ergonomic interaction between the user and the seat,
wherein the seat-movement system further includes an enablement unit coupled with the seat and configured to determine if a person is supported on the seat and to block the motion unit from permitting the user to move the seat by contacting the predetermined portion of the seat with the predetermined force if the enablement unit determines that the person is supported on the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,427,549

ALIGNING AND MATCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS CHARGING OF AUTOMOBILE

XIAMEN NEWYEA SCIENCE AND...

1. An aligning and matching system for wireless charging of an automobile, comprising a wireless charging receiver disposed on a lower portion of an electric automobile and a wireless charging transmitter disposed on a ground of a parking area, wherein the wireless charging receiver establishes communication with the wireless charging transmitter within a certain distance, and wireless power transmission is started automatically;the wireless charging receiver comprises a wireless receiving panel and an aligning detection module; the wireless receiving panel is provided with a receiving coil, the aligning detection module comprises a first magnetic sensor chip array composed of a plurality of magnetic sensor chips and a first solenoid set composed of a plurality of solenoids for generating magnetic fields, and the magnetic sensor chips of the first magnetic sensor chip array and the solenoids of the first solenoid set are disposed around the receiving coil;
the wireless charging transmitter comprises a wireless transmitting panel, a matching detection module and a driving device for driving the wireless transmitting panel to move, wherein the wireless transmitting panel is provided with a transmitting coil, the matching detection module comprises a photosensitive sensor chip array composed of a plurality of photosensitive sensor chips, a second magnetic sensor chip array composed of a plurality of magnetic sensor chips and a second solenoid set composed of a plurality of solenoids for generating magnetic fields; and the wireless transmitting panel is disposed on the driving device and is driven by the driving device to be moved and aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,427,547

QUICK CHARGING DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A quick charging device comprising:a first battery module and a second battery module that store therein power, the first battery module includes a plurality of first battery cells, and the second battery module includes a plurality of second battery cells;
a first switch that has a first contact that is connected to a positive electrode of the first battery module, a second contact that is connected to a negative electrode of the first battery module, and a third contact that is connected to a positive electrode of the second battery module, and that switches to connect the third contact to the first contact or the second contact;
a second switch that has a fourth contact that is connected to the negative electrode of the first battery module, and a fifth contact that is connected to a negative electrode of the second battery module, and switches between a connected state in which the fifth contact is connected to the fourth contact and a disconnected state; and
a controller that controls connections of the first switch and the second switch, wherein
the controller forms, in a charging operation, a battery module series circuit in which the negative electrode of the first battery module and the positive electrode of the second battery module are connected in series by connecting the third contact of the first switch to the second contact of the first switch and by switching the second switch to the disconnected state, so as to enable a charger for charging the first battery module and the second battery module to be connected to the battery module series circuit,
the controller forms, in a discharging operation, a battery module parallel circuit in which the positive electrode of the first battery module is connected to the positive electrode of the second battery module and the negative electrode of the first battery module is connected to the negative electrode of the second battery module by connecting the third contact of the first switch to the first contact of the first switch and by connecting the fifth contact of the second switch to the fourth contact of the second switch, so as to enable a load unit to be connected to the battery module parallel circuit, and
the controller, in the charging operation, equalizes a potential difference between the first battery module and the second battery module by causing a first one of the first battery cells or a first one of the second battery cells that has a higher voltage than a remainder of the first battery cells or a remainder of the second battery cells, respectively, to transfer power to the remainder of the first battery cells or to the remainder of the second battery cells, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,427,545

ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT (EVSE) FAULT INDICATOR SYSTEMS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. An electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) assembly, comprising: a control box including a first fault indicator light assembly; a coupler including a second fault indicator light assembly; and a plug including a third fault indicator light assembly, wherein the plug includes at least two prongs configured for plugging the EVSE assembly into an external power source and wherein the first fault indicator light assembly is disposed about an entirety of an outer perimeter of the upper surface.

US Pat. No. 10,427,535

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BATTERY MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A battery management apparatus, comprising: a processor configured to: obtain a state of health (SOH) estimation model configured to estimate a SOH of a battery based on regional information; determine location information of the battery using measured data from a sensor; determine updated regional information corresponding to the location information, in response to the location information being determined to deviate from a region predefined in the SOH estimation model; update the SOH estimation model based on the updated regional information; generate an updated SOH of the battery being estimated using the updated SOH estimation model; and calculate a replacement time of the battery using the updated SOH of the battery generated from the estimation.

US Pat. No. 10,427,524

PANEL APPARATUS

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe-...

1. A panel apparatus comprising:a base; and
a panel that is removably installed to the base, the panel including a claw having (i) a base end that protrudes from a back surface of the panel in a different direction from an installation direction of the panel to the base, and (ii) an insertion member that protrudes from the base end in the installation direction, the installation direction being a direction in which the panel is moved when the panel is installed to the base, wherein:
the base includes an insertion hole into which the insertion member of the panel is inserted, and a protrusion located adjacent to the insertion hole, and
when the insertion member and the base end of the claw are inserted into the insertion hole to install the panel to the base, the protrusion of the base is sandwiched and positioned between the insertion member and the back surface of the panel, the protrusion of the base abuts the back surface of the panel and the base end of the claw is locked in the insertion hole.

US Pat. No. 10,427,520

HYBRID VEHICLE DRIVE SYSTEM AND METHOD USING SPLIT SHAFT POWER TAKE OFF

Power Technology Holdings...

1. A vehicle drive system for a vehicle including a first prime mover, a first prime mover driven transmission, and a rechargeable energy source, the vehicle drive system comprising:a power take-off (PTO) connected to the first prime mover configured to rotate a PTO interface at a first speed;
a gear box connected to the PTO at the PTO interface and configured to rotate at a second speed at an upper output interface when the PTO interface rotates at the first speed, wherein the second speed is higher than the first speed; and
an electric motor in direct or indirect mechanical communication with the first prime mover driven transmission through the PTO and the gear box, wherein the electric motor can receive power from the first prime mover driven transmission via the upper output interface of the gear box.

US Pat. No. 10,427,517

EXHAUST AFTER-TREATMENT MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An exhaust after-treatment mounting arrangement for an off-road agricultural vehicle having a chassis supporting a cab and an engine compartment that houses an engine with an engine exhaust manifold and an engine exhaust pipe extending from the engine exhaust manifold away from the engine and out of the engine compartment, an exhaust stack that releases exhaust gasses from the engine, the exhaust after-treatment mounting arrangement comprising:an exhaust after-treatment system for treating the exhaust of the engine as treated exhaust gasses and directing the treated exhaust gasses to the exhaust stack, wherein the exhaust after-treatment system includes an inlet portion and an outlet portion;
an after-treatment housing box arranged outwardly of the cab and the engine compartment including interconnected walls defining an enclosure which extends circumferentially about the exhaust after-treatment system so as to surround and enclose the exhaust after-treatment system, the after-treatment housing box having a first end and an opposite second end spaced from each other by the interconnected walls defining the enclosure extending about the exhaust after-treatment system, and including,
a venting system for receiving ambient air into the after-treatment housing box and establishing an airflow through the after-treatment housing box for cooling the exhaust after-treatment system;
a flexible mounting system for allowing relative movement of the exhaust after-treatment system and the after-treatment housing box relative to the cab and the engine compartment, wherein the flexible mounting system includes:
a first flexible bellows arranged between the engine exhaust pipe and the inlet portion of the exhaust after-treatment system with the first flexible bellows configured to allow relative movement between the engine exhaust pipe and the exhaust after-treatment system; and
a second flexible bellows arranged between the outlet portion of the exhaust after-treatments system and the exhaust stack with the second flexible bellows configured to allow relative movement between the exhaust after-treatments system and the exhaust stack;
a first mounting bracket operatively connectable to the chassis, the first mounting bracket laterally spaced from the interconnected walls defining the enclosure extending about the exhaust after-treatment system and being adapted for supporting a portion of the first end of the after-treatment housing box; and
a second mounting bracket operatively connectable to the chassis, the second mounting bracket adapted for supporting the after-treatment housing box at the intersection of the second end of the after-treatment housing box and the enclosure extending about the exhaust after-treatment system.

US Pat. No. 10,427,509

ILLUMINATED BULB SEAL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system, comprising:a seal having a compressible bulb to provide sealing between a vehicle flange and a moveable panel;
a channel formed in an exterior surface of the bulb; and
a light source positioned within the channel to extend along a length of the seal.

US Pat. No. 10,427,504

ELECTRICALLY SWITCHABLE MOTOR-VEHICLE GLAZING

1. An electrically switchable motor vehicle glazing for a window of a motor vehicle adapted to change at least one optical property of the vehicle glazing for the window in response to an electrical signal, said motor vehicle having a body, comprising:a one-piece housing connected to a drive housing or cable drum housing of a vehicle window regulator of the motor vehicle, without fastening devices to join said one-piece housing to said drive housing or cable drum housing, wherein said one-piece housing and drive housing or cable drum housing together remain substantially stationary relative to the body;
a control or regulation unit removably insertable into and held in the one-piece housing and thereby segregated from other components of the vehicle window regulator, said control or regulation unit being configured for feeding the electrical signal for opening and closing the vehicle glazing; and
a line adapted to transmit the electrical signal from the control or regulation unit to a window pane holder of the vehicle glazing, wherein a distal end of the line includes a plug that directly inserts into the control or regulation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,427,490

ROOFTOP AIR CONDITIONING UNIT FOR BUSES

DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS S.P...

1. A rooftop air conditioning unit for buses, having a plurality of modules and comprising:a frame of metal material, comprising a central part and a pair of wings extending laterally outwards from the central part;
a cover fixed to said frame;
a condenser section mounted on said frame and having at least one condenser with a fan associated therewith for drawing outside air through said condenser and discharging the air to the outside, wherein said central part of said frame surrounds and supports said condenser section; and
an HVAC section mounted on said frame and having a plurality of HVAC assemblies for conditioning air inside a passenger compartment of a bus, each of said HVAC assemblies comprising a casing of plastic material and a blower, an evaporator and a heater enclosed in said casing;
wherein said condenser section is positioned along a central longitudinal axis of the air conditioning unit and said HVAC section is positioned in a distributed way on the two opposite sides of the condenser section, said HVAC section comprising at least one pair of HVAC modules mounted on said frame,
wherein each of the HVAC modules includes a box-shaped base of plastic material inside which a respective HVAC assembly is mounted, the box-shaped bases of the HVAC modules being supported by and lying upon the wings of the frame,
wherein each casing of the HVAC assemblies is enclosed between said cover and the respective box-shaped base of the HVAC modules,
wherein each box-shaped base comprises a bottom wall and is fixed to one of the wings of the frame by means of the bottom wall, and
wherein each casing comprises a bottom and is fixed to the bottom wall of the respective box-shaped base.

US Pat. No. 10,427,487

SUSPENSION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A suspension device for a vehicle, comprising first and second suspensions for respectively suspending, from a vehicle body, first and second wheels arranged separately from each other in a vehicle longitudinal direction, and an electronic control device, wherein:the electronic control device is configured to set a first product as a product ((Xs2/F1)·(F1/F)) of a sensitivity (Xs2/F1) (s is Laplacian) represented by a first transmission force (F1), which is a force received by the vehicle body from the first wheel, and a displacement (X) of the vehicle body in the vehicle longitudinal direction when a first longitudinal force (F) is input to the first wheel and a first transmission force characteristic (F1/F) of the vehicle, which is a ratio of the first transmission force (F1) to the first longitudinal force (F);
the electronic control device is configured to set a target complex spring constant as a complex spring constant in the vehicle longitudinal direction of the second suspension in a case where an evaluation indication value correlating with a square ({(Xs2/F1)·(F1/F)}2) of the first product takes a minimum value out of values that are likely to be taken by the evaluation indication value in a predetermined frequency range (fl to fh) set in advance so as to include a peak frequency (fs) corresponding to a peak value of the first transmission force characteristic; and
the electronic control device is configured to adjust a magnetic fluid in an internal space of a rubber bush in the suspension device in order to set the complex spring constant in the vehicle longitudinal direction of the second suspension to the target complex spring constant.

US Pat. No. 10,427,475

PNEUMATIC TIRE

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A pneumatic tire, comprising a plurality of projections formed on a surface of a tire side portion at an interval in a tire circumferential direction, whereina thickness of the projection is smaller than a width of a top surface of the projection in a tire circumferential direction, the thickness is a distance from the surface of the tire side portion to the top surface of the projection,
the width of the projection is 10 mm or more, and
the interval of the projections is 3 times or more and 10 times or less as large as the thickness of the projection,
wherein the projection has a downward gradient surface portion formed on an end portion region of the top surface of the projection on a trailing side in a tire rotational direction, the downward gradient surface portion having a downward gradient toward the surface of the tire side portion as extending toward the trailing side in the tire rotational direction gradually decreasing the thickness, and
wherein said downward gradient surface portion extends at the downward gradient downward from the top surface of the projection to a top end of a rear side surface of the projection, the top end of the rear side surface being at a height above the surface of the tire side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,427,472

PNEUMATIC TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A pneumatic tire, comprising:a carcass constituted of at least one ply and provided in a toroidal shape across a pair of bead cores of the tire so that the carcass is engaged with and held by the bead cores;
a bead filler provided on the outer side in the tire radial direction of each bead core; and
a rim guard provided on the outer side in the tire radial direction than a rim-tire separation point, the rim-tire separation point being a point at which the tire separates from a prescribed rim in a state where the tire is assembled with the prescribed rim and inflated at predetermined air pressure with no load thereon, and
a pair of sidewall portions the outer surface of which is on the outer side in the tire width direction than the rim-tire separation point,
wherein a contour of a portion of the rim guard on the outer side in the tire radial direction than the outermost end in the tire width direction of the rim guard has radius of curvature in the range of 5 mm to 10 mm in a cross section in the tire width direction of the tire,
provided that “1CSH” represents a distance in the tire radial direction between the innermost end and the outermost end in the tire radial direction of the carcass, “positive direction” represents a direction on the outer side in the tire radial direction from the outermost end in the tire width direction of the rim guard as a reference point, and “negative direction” represents a direction on the inner side in the tire radial direction from the reference point, a distance in the tire radial direction measured from the outermost end in the tire width direction of the rim guard to the outermost end in the tire radial direction of a bead filler is in the range of ?0.2CSH to 0.05CSH, and
the rim guard has a triangular configuration in a cross sectional view in the tire width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,427,465

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire comprising:a tread portion having a designated installing direction to a vehicle to define an outboard tread edge and an inboard tread edge, the tread portion comprising an inboard portion defined between the inboard tread edge and a tire equator and an outboard portion defined between the outboard tread edge and the tire equator,
the inboard portion being provided with a circumferentially and continuously extending first main groove and a circumferentially and continuously extending second main groove arranged between the first main groove and the inboard tread edge;
wherein the tread portion is further provided with a plurality of second lateral grooves each having one end in communication with the first main groove and the other end terminating within the outboard portion;
wherein the inboard portion comprises a plain rib between the first main groove and the second main groove, and the plain rib is not provided with any grooves nor sipes;
an axial distance from the tire equator to a centerline of the second main groove being in a range of from 0.35 to 0.75 times of a width of the inboard portion; and
the outboard portion being provided with a plurality of recesses such that the plurality of recesses is not in communication with each other directly or indirectly, wherein the outboard portion is not provided with any circumferentially and continuously extending main grooves,
wherein the outboard portion comprises a pattern that is not provided with any grooves nor sipes except the second lateral grooves and the plurality of recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,427,463

PNEUMATIC TIRE HAVING A DUAL LAYER TREAD

1. A pneumatic tire comprising a carcass and a tread located radially outward of the carcass and extending between the tire sidewalls; the tread providing a radially outermost tread running surface; the tread comprising a first tread layer comprising a first rubber compound and a second tread layer comprising a second rubber compound; wherein the second tread layer is located radially adjacent to the first tread layer; wherein the first rubber compound is compositionally distinct from the second rubber compound; wherein the second tread layer comprises one or more integrally formed extensions of the second tread layer extending radially outwardly toward the tread running surface; wherein each of the integrally formed extensions of the second tread layer comprises a circumferentially continuous groove and a reinforcement zone disposed on a side of the groove;wherein the first rubber compound comprises less than 50 phr of filler, a first rubber with a glass transition temperature above ?25° C., and a second rubber with a glass transition temperature below ?40° C.; and
the second rubber compound comprises a diene base elastomer, from 50 to 120 phr of a filler, wherein at least 20 phr of the filler is a high surface area carbon black having an iodine adsorption number of at least 100 g/kg, from 1 to 45 phr of a methylene acceptor, from 1 to 25 phr of a methylene donor, and from 1 to 30 phr of at least one additive selected from the group consisting of carbamic resins, liquid diene based polymers having a number average molecular weight ranging from 1000 to 25000, and aromatic hydrocarbon resins.

US Pat. No. 10,427,458

PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRE FOR A PASSENGER VEHICLE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

8. A passenger vehicle pneumatic radial tire including a carcass, which includes a ply of carcass cords radially arranged and toroidally provided between bead cores embedded in a pair of bead portions, and a pair of sidewall portions connected to the bead portions, wherein:when the tire is mounted on a rim and applied with internal pressure of at least 250 kPa and less than or equal to 350 kPa, a tire cross-sectional width SW and a tire outer diameter OD satisfy a relational expression:
OD??0.0187×SW2+9.15×SW?380, and
a ratio Ts/Tb is 15% to 40%, the Ts representing a gauge of the sidewall portion in a tire maximum width portion and the Tb representing a width of the tire measured at a center position of the bead core in a tire radial direction,
the tire cross-sectional width SW is greater than or equal to 145 mm and less than or equal to 215 mm,
an aspect ratio of the passenger vehicle pneumatic radial tire is greater than or equal to 45 and less than or equal to 65, and
a rim diameter D of the passenger vehicle pneumatic radial tire is greater than or equal to 17 inches and less than or equal to 23 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,427,455

WHEEL HUB BEARING UNIT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

5. A vehicle comprising:a wheel hub bearing for mounting a hub, the wheel hub bearing comprising an outer ring having a first thread on a peripheral face; and
an aluminum carrier with a mounting hole defined by a wall equipped with a second thread for mechanical engagement with the first thread, wherein the outer ring and carrier each have a contact face that mechanically contact responsive to the bearing being mounted in the carrier,
wherein at an inner end of the outer ring with respect to a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, the contact face of the outer ring forms a casing surface of a truncated cone, and wherein the contact face of the carrier is an inner face of a protuberance being arranged facing toward an axis of the mounting hole in a radial direction, the inner face forming a frustoconical surface oriented obliquely to the axis of the mounting hole, and the protuberance overlapping the outer ring in an axial direction relative to the mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,427,436

TEST PATTERN CREATION METHOD, TEST PATTERN, PRINTING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of creating a test pattern, the method comprising:providing a printing apparatus comprising:
a transparent ink print head configured to eject a transparent ink,
a first print head configured to eject a first colored ink, and
a second print head configured to eject a second colored ink;
forming a base-coat on a print medium using the first colored ink; and
creating a plurality of ruled lines to measure impact displacement of the transparent ink so as to form a first ruled line set formed by layering the transparent ink over the base-coat, and a second ruled line set formed outside a region corresponding to the base-coat using the second colored ink.

US Pat. No. 10,427,432

MEASURING DEVICE, MEASURING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING PRINTING STATIONS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus comprising a measuring device for use in calibrating a print head that prints upon containers in a rotary printing machine, said measuring device comprising a receiving device, a link, and a receiving holder, wherein said receiving device detects measurement information indicative of a value, wherein said value is selected from the group consisting of a position of a position-modifiable component of a printing station having a print head whose position is adjustable by a motor and an orientation of a position-modifiable component of a printing station having a print head whose orientation is adjustable by a motor, wherein said link is configured for transferring said measurement information from said receiving device, wherein said receiving holder is configured to introduce said receiving device into a structure that holds said receiving device at a defined position relative to said position-modifiable component, and wherein said structure is selected from the group consisting of a container-holding device and a receiving element for a container-holding device.

US Pat. No. 10,427,426

RECORDING APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A hand-held recording apparatus comprising:a recording section to record an image on a recording material in moving in a scanning direction;
a housing to house the recording section; and
an indicator movable between an indication position at which the indicator opposes the recording material and indicates a recording area in which the image is recorded by the recording section and a retracted position at which the indicator is retracted from the indication position.

US Pat. No. 10,427,424

ESTIMATING A REMAINING AMOUNT OF A CONSUMABLE RESOURCE BASED ON A CENTER OF MASS CALCULATION

1. A method comprising the steps of:detecting, by a media level detection module within a housing of a mobile printer, a first center of mass of the mobile printer based on a first signal from a sensor, the mobile printer comprising print media; and
determining, by the media level detection module, a remaining print media level based on comparing the first sensor signal indicating the first center of mass of the mobile printer to a second sensor signal indicating a second center of mass of the mobile printer associated with empty print media level and a third sensor signal indicating a third center of mass of the mobile printer associated with a full print media level.

US Pat. No. 10,427,416

RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A recording apparatus configured to perform recording to a recording medium by discharging liquid droplets from a head while moving the recording medium and the head relatively, the recording apparatus comprising:the head; and
a controller,
the controller being configured to:
based on received image data, discriminate a first region and a second region on the recording medium, the first region and the second region being adjacent in a moving direction of the recording medium with respect to the head, the first region being a region where an amount of the liquid droplets to be landed per unit area is less than a certain amount, and the second region being a region where an amount of the liquid droplets to be landed per unit area is greater than or equal to the certain amount;
set a boundary region that includes a boundary of the first region and the second region;
set a first discharge speed for a discharge speed of liquid droplets from the head to be landed to a first main region, the first main region included in the first region and positioned on an opposite side to the second region with respect to the boundary region;
set a second discharge speed slower than the first discharge speed for a discharge speed of liquid droplets from the head to be landed to a second main region, the second main region included in the second region and positioned on an opposite side to the first region with respect to the boundary region; and
set a discharge speed between the first discharge speed and the second discharge speed for a discharge speed of liquid droplets from the head to be landed to the boundary region.

US Pat. No. 10,427,414

INK TANK FOR REGULATING INK PRESSURE

Memjet Technologies Limit...

1. An ink delivery system for an inkjet printer comprising:an intermediary ink tank comprising:
a first ink chamber having an ink inlet port and an ink outlet port;
a second ink chamber having a gas port open to atmosphere, the first chamber having a smaller volume than the second chamber; and
a diffusion tube interconnecting the first and second ink chambers;
an ink supply reservoir connected to the ink inlet port;
an inkjet printhead having a printhead inlet port connected to the ink outlet port; and
a control system coordinating with the intermediary ink tank for controlling an ink pressure of ink delivered to the printhead,
wherein the intermediary tank is positioned below the printhead.

US Pat. No. 10,427,332

FIBER PLACEMENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A fiber placement method for automatic placement of fibers onto a work surface by a fiber application and/or compaction roller having a fiber contact surface formed at a circumference of the fiber application and/or compaction roller, the method comprising:a) applying and pressing fibers provided with adhesive, binder, matrix, or resin material by the transparent circumferential fiber contact surface; and
b) guiding activation radiation starting from an interior of the fiber application and/or compaction roller through the transparent circumferential fiber contact surface for activating the adhesive, binder, matrix, or resin material.

US Pat. No. 10,427,326

SPECTRAL PROPERTIES-BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FEEDING MASTERBATCHES INTO A PLASTIC PROCESSING MACHINE

O.E.D.A. LIAD HOLDINGS (2...

1. A system for controlling the concentration of at least one colorant in the mixture of raw material fed to a product production machine in order to optimize the match of the color of an in-line part manufactured by the product production machine to the color of a reference part, the system comprising:a. one white light source;
b. at least one measurement head configured for projecting light received from the one white light source onto an in-line part and collecting light reflected from or transmitted through the in-line part and transferring the collected light to a spectrometer;
c. at least one measurement head configured for projecting light received from the one white light source onto a reference part and collecting light reflected from or transmitted through the reference part and transferring the collected light to the spectrometer;
d. a spectrometer;
e. a first optical network adapted to provide illumination light from the at least one light source to each of the measurement heads;
f. a second optical network to guide return light that is either reflected from the surface of or transmitted through the in-line part and reference parts from each of the measurement heads to the spectrometer;
g. a spectrum processing and control unit configured to receive electric signals representative of the spectra of the in-line part and reference parts from the spectrometer, to process the signals and to determine error signals that are sent to at least one feed controller;
h. at least one feed controller for each colorant, each feed controller configured to receive an error signal from the spectrum processing and control unit and to send it to a colorant feed controller; and
i. at least one colorant feed controller for each colorant, each colorant feed controller configured to adjust the concentration of the colorant base in the mixture of raw material fed to the product production machine by optimizing the rate at which the colorant is added to the raw material;
the system characterized in that each of the measurement heads comprises: (i) a first facet of an illumination optical fiber configured to conduct light from the one light source to a sample via the first optical network, wherein the sample is one of an in-line part and a reference part; and (ii) a first facet of a collection optical fiber configured to conduct light reflected from or transmitted through the sample to the spectrometer via the second optical network;
wherein the measurement head is characterized in that it comprises two crossed polarizers, a first of the crossed polarizers located at the first facet of illumination optical fiber and a second of the crossed polarizers located at the first facet of collection optical fiber; wherein each of the first and the second crossed polarizers is located near the focal point of one or a plurality of aspheric or spherical lenses when the collection optical fiber conducts light reflected from the sample or each of the first and the second crossed polarizers is respectively located near the focal point of one or two or a plurality of aspheric or spherical lenses when the collection optical fiber conducts light transmitted through the sample; the one lens or two lenses configured to collimate light emitted from the first facet of illumination optical fiber and to direct it onto the sample and to collect light reflected from or transmitted through the sample and to direct the collected or reflected light into the first facet of collection optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,427,302

ROBOT CONTROL APPARATUS CAPABLE OF TRANSFERRING WORKPIECE HAVING PARAMETER EXCEEDING RATED WORKPIECE PARAMETER

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot control apparatus, comprising:a processor configured to set a workpiece parameter value of a parameter of a workpiece, wherein the parameter affects transferability of the workpiece to be held and transferred by an arm of an industrial robot; and
a memory configured to store
a rated workpiece parameter value, which is a maximum value of the parameter at which the workpiece is transferable by the industrial robot at a rated velocity of the industrial robot; and
an upper-limit workpiece parameter value, which is an upper-limit value of the parameter of the workpiece transferrable by the arm of the industrial robot, and is greater than the rated workpiece parameter value,
wherein
the parameter of the workpiece includes a first parameter of the workpiece and a second parameter of the workpiece, the second parameter being different from the first parameter of the workpiece, and
the processor is configured to, in response to the set workpiece parameter value being greater than the stored rated workpiece parameter value and not greater than the upper-limit workpiece parameter value, for the first and second parameters, calculate a reduced maximum velocity of the industrial robot by
calculating a first maximum velocity with respect to the first parameter and a second maximum velocity with respect to the second parameter,
determining which one of the first and second maximum velocities has a smaller value,
setting the smaller value as the reduced maximum velocity of the industrial robot, the reduced maximum velocity being lower than the rated velocity, and
causing the industrial robot to transfer the workpiece at the reduced maximum velocity.

US Pat. No. 10,427,299

DEVICE FOR ROBOT, ROBOT CONTROL DEVICE, AND ROBOT SYSTEM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A device for a robot,wherein a first signal is transmitted from a robot control device to the robot, a second signal is transmitted from the robot control device to the device for a robot, and a third signal is transmitted from the robot control device to the device for a robot, the third signal is transmitted from the robot control device when a communication error between the robot control device and the device for a robot occurs so that the device for a robot is restarted via a reset circuit,
wherein the device for a robot is restarted via the reset circuit when the device for a robot receives the third signal which is a low-level signal continuing for a first period, and
the first period has a 9×n-bit length, and where n is a real number greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,427,296

OPERATING MULTIPLE TESTING ROBOTS BASED ON ROBOT INSTRUCTIONS AND/OR ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS RECEIVED IN A REQUEST

X DEVELOPMENT LLC, Mount...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, via one or more network interfaces, a request that includes robot instructions and environmental parameters,
wherein the robot instructions specify at least part of operation of a robot, and
wherein the environmental parameters indicate properties of environmental objects that are external to the robot and that are to be interacted with by the robot during operation of the robot based on the robot instructions;
based on receiving the request:
configuring a simulated operating space of a robot simulator based on the environmental parameters of the request so that the simulated operating space includes at least one simulated object having at least one of the properties of the environmental parameters, wherein the robot simulator is implemented on one or more computing devices;
causing the robot simulator to operate based on the robot instructions and with the simulated operating space that is configured based on the environmental parameters;
storing, in one or more computer readable media, simulated data generated by the robot simulator during the operation of the robot simulator based on the robot instructions and with the simulated operating space that is configured based on the environmental parameters; and
providing, in response to the request and via one or more of the network interfaces, information based on the simulated data.

US Pat. No. 10,427,274

GRINDING LIQUID TROUGH ARRANGEMENT

Tormek AB, Lindesberg (S...

1. A grinding liquid trough arrangement for a grinding machine having a grindstone which is arranged to be rotated in a direction of rotation, wherein said grinding liquid trough arrangement comprises:a trough for grinding liquid formed by a trough wall, wherein the trough is configured to be arranged at a grinding machine having a grindstone such that the trough encloses a portion of a grindstone, wherein the trough wall comprises at least one metal element which is attractable to magnets, and wherein the grinding liquid trough arrangement comprises at least one magnetic element which is configured to be detachably attached to an external side of the trough wall by means of magnetic attraction between the magnetic element and the metal element.

US Pat. No. 10,427,273

METHOD FOR THE DRESSING OF A MULTI-THREAD GRINDING WORM BY MEANS OF A DRESSING ROLL

KAPP WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GM...

1. A method for the dressing of a multi-thread grinding worm by means of a dressing roll, wherein the grinding worm has at least two screw channels which are arranged parallel to another, which screw channels extend helically around an axis of the grinding worm and wherein the dressing roll has at least two adjacent dressing profiles which are arranged along an axis of the dressing roll, wherein the dressing profiles of the dressing roll are guided simultaneously through adjacent screw channels of the grinding worm during the dressing of the grinding worm, wherein the method comprises the steps:a) execution of a first partial dressing process at which the dressing profiles of the dressing roll are guided simultaneously through a first set of adjacent screw channels of the at least two screw channels of the grinding worm;
b) execution of at least one second partial dressing process at which the dressing profiles of the dressing roll are guided simultaneously through a second set of adjacent screw channels of the at least two screw channels of the grinding worm, wherein the second set adjacent screw channels are offset in the direction of the axis of the grinding worm by at least one screw channel of the grinding worm relative to the first set of adjacent screw channels,
wherein the dressing roll has a dressing profile with a first diameter and at least one dressing profile with a second diameter which are arranged adjacent to another, wherein the first diameter is bigger than the second diameter, and a width of the dressing profile with the second diameter in the direction of the axis of the dressing roll is smaller than a width of the dressing profile with the first diameter, wherein the dressing roll has the dressing profile with the first diameter which is flanked on both sides by the dressing profile with the second diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,427,261

METAL CHIP CONVEYOR HAVING INTERNAL CHIP REMOVAL STRUCTURE

Fongei Industry Co., Ltd....

1. A metal chip conveyor having an internal chip removal structure, comprising:a machine body, having a casing, an accommodating room being enclosed by the casing;
an endless conveyor belt, disposed in the accommodating room and driven by a drive device; the accommodating room defining an inner space enclosed by the conveyor belt and an outer space outside the conveyor belt; two sides of the conveyor belt being provided with a pair of chains each having a plurality of chain links, the chain links each having a first opening facing the inner space and a second opening facing the outer space; and
two support bushes, respectively, disposed on two detachable cover plates located at opposite sides of the casing and extending toward the accommodating room; the conveyor belt passing around the two support bushes and being supported by the two support bushes, the support bushes covering the first openings of the chain links corresponding in position to the support bushes when the conveyor belt is running.

US Pat. No. 10,427,259

TILT DEVICE FOR MACHINE TOOL

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A tilt device for a machine tool, comprising:a tilt member on which a workpiece or a tool is disposed;
a support member that swingably supports the tilt member and that has a swing axis at a position that is different from a position of a center of gravity of the tilt member;
a drive motor that is provided to the support member and that provides a drive force for swinging the tilt member with respect to the support member;
an auxiliary cylinder that is coupled to the tilt member and that provides a cylinder pressure to assist swing of the tilt member by the drive motor; and
a control device that performs drive control of the drive motor and the auxiliary cylinder, wherein
the center of gravity of the tilt member is offset to one side relative to the swing axis from a vertical position by an inclination angle to balance the tilt member at a balanced position,
a moment about the swing axis generated in the tilt member by a gravitational force at the center of gravity of the tilt member is always directed to only the one side in a rotational direction in a movable range of the tilt member, the moment urging the tilt member back to the balanced position using the gravitational force,
an assistive moment about the swing axis provided to the tilt member by the cylinder pressure is always directed to only the other side in the rotational direction in the movable range of the tilt member,
the control device fluctuates the cylinder pressure based on the inclination angle of the tilt member such that the assistive moment is less than the moment generated in the tilt member by the gravitational force, the cylinder pressure being higher when the inclination angle of the tilt member is greater than a predetermined inclination angle than when the inclination angle of the tilt member is less than the predetermined inclination angle, and
the cylinder pressure is equal to a first value when the inclination angle of the tilt member is greater than the predetermined inclination angle, and the cylinder pressure is equal to a second value when the inclination angle of the tilt member is less than the predetermined inclination angle, the first value being greater than the second value.

US Pat. No. 10,427,242

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MONITORING, IN PARTICULAR FOR REGULATING, A CUTTING PROCESS

1. A method for monitoring a cutting process on a workpiece, the method comprising:focusing a high-energy beam onto the workpiece;
capturing an image of a region of the workpiece to be monitored, the region comprising an interaction region of the high-energy beam with the workpiece, the image captured by forming an observation beam for observing the interaction region from an observation direction extending at an angle to the beam axis of the high-energy beam in a convergent beam path between the focusing element and the workpiece;
determining, via a data processor, at least one characteristic variable of a kerf formed during the cutting process on the basis of the captured image of the interaction region;
generating an image of the interaction region from along the observation beam; and
modifying, via a control apparatus, the alignment of the observation direction in a projection into a plane perpendicular to the beam axis in a manner dependent on an advance direction of the cutting process.

US Pat. No. 10,427,237

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL A WELD CURRENT AMPERAGE

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A method to provide a controlled current to an electrode, comprising:identifying, by circuitry, an amperage parameter of a welding device;
determining, by a voltage set point calculator, a voltage set point based on the amperage parameter and a voltage correction factor;
outputting, by a power converter, weld current based on the amperage parameter and the voltage set point;
comparing, by an arc voltage monitor, a measured voltage corresponding to the weld current to a threshold; and
adjusting, based on the comparison, by an amperage adjuster an amperage of the weld current based on the amperage parameter, the voltage set point, and the measured voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,427,234

METHOD FOR BRAZING A METAL PART ONTO A ZIRCONIA COMPONENT, AND BRAZED IMPLANTABLE DEVICE

PNL HOLDING, Collegien (...

1. A method for brazing a metal part onto a surface of a zirconia component, comprising the steps of:altering the surface state of the component to permit attachment of a first metallization layer,
cleaning the component to eliminate impurities from its surface,
depositing a first metallization layer, consisting mainly of titanium, on the surface of the component,
depositing a second metallization layer, consisting mainly of niobium, on the first metallization layer,
applying the part against the second metallization layer,
depositing a gold brazing metal on the part and the second metallization layer, and
cooling the brazed area in a temperature-controlled manner,
stress-relieving heat treatment being performed under load on the metal part before brazing.

US Pat. No. 10,427,226

TRAVELING SAW SAMPLE CUT SYSTEM

Atlas Tube Canada ULC, H...

1. A saw and an inspection system for a tube, comprising:a saw controlled by a processor, the saw configured to cut a sample portion of a tube while the tube is being milled;
a memory in communication with the processor, wherein the memory includes processing instructions that controls the saw and the inspection system;
a sensor in communication with the processor, the sensor configured to detect an indicator on a surface of the tube;
the saw being configured to cut the sample portion of the tube while the tube is being milled in response to the sensor detecting the indicator on the surface of the tube;
a delivery device configured to deliver the sample portion of the tube cut by the saw; and
a first conveyor configured to receive the sample portion of the tube from the delivery device, and transport the sample portion of the tube to an inspection station.

US Pat. No. 10,427,222

POCKET HOLE JIG

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A pocket hole jig for locating pocket holes in a workpiece, the pocket hole jig comprising:a base including a base plate and first and second side walls extending along the base plate;
a body disposed between the first and second side walls and slidable along the base in a forward direction and a rearward direction, the body including a drill bit aperture angled downward toward the base plate; and
a fastener configured to cause the pocket hole jig to releasably couple to an adjacent second pocket hole jig, automatically, upon placement of the pocket hole jig a minimum distance away from the second pocket hole jig.

US Pat. No. 10,427,219

APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUSLY CUTOFF MACHINING SINTERED MAGNET BLOCKS

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A cutting apparatus for continuously cutoff machining a series of sintered magnet blocks each into a multiplicity of magnet pieces of desired shape and/or size, comprisinga guide rail including a carrier path channeled in its upper surface for receiving and guiding a series of magnet blocks, and a cutoff section at a predetermined position, the guide rail being provided with a plurality of slits,
a means for continuously extruding the magnet blocks to the guide rail,
a holder plate disposed on the cutoff section of the guide rail for holding from above the magnet blocks which are moved forward along the guide rail, the holder plate being provided with a plurality of slits, and
a plurality of OD blades having a cutting edge at their circumference, the OD blades being adapted to rotate about an axis extending perpendicular to the forward movement direction while the cutting edge is extended through the slit in the holder plate, across the carrier path and into the slit in the guide rail, wherein
said extruding means operates to continuously extrude a plurality of magnet blocks, to arrange them in the carrier path of the guide rail and to move them forward under a predetermined pressure at a predetermined speed, so that a cascade of magnet blocks are arranged and moved forward in the carrier path,
when one magnet block is moved past the cutoff section, the OD blades cut the magnet block into a multiplicity of magnet pieces of desired shape and/or size while the holder plate holds the block in place, the multiplicity of magnet pieces are recovered from the guide rail downstream of the cutoff section.

US Pat. No. 10,427,213

TURBINE BLADE WITH SECTIONED PINS AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbine blade, comprising:a pressure surface and a suction surface connected to define an interior through which coolant is passable; and
a first pedestal array and a second pedestal array, each of the first and second pedestal arrays including pedestals respectively coupled to radially outboard portions of respective interior faces of one of the pressure and suction surfaces,
the pedestals of the first pedestal array being separated from and directly opposed to pedestals of the second pedestal array by gaps respectively defined therebetween; and
wherein the gaps are respectively defined on one side of a camber line of the turbine blade.

US Pat. No. 10,427,210

BARREL TANK SEAM WELDER SYSTEM

Taylor-Winfield Technolog...

1. A welding apparatus for forming and welding a geometric profile shape from an associated sheet material comprising:a positioning assembly including a base member and a frame that is operable to receive the associated sheet material, configure the associated sheet material in a predetermined orientation and translate the associated sheet material along a process direction;
a guide member attached to the base member that is configured to guide a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge of the associated sheet material into adjacent overlapping alignment along the process direction; and
a welding assembly for welding a seam between the first longitudinal edge and the second longitudinal edge of the associated sheet material;
wherein the guide member includes a first channel configured for receiving the first longitudinal edge of the associated sheet material and a second channel configured for receiving the second longitudinal edge of the associated sheet material, the first channel and second channel each having respective surfaces against which the first and second longitudinal edges of the associated sheet material are adapted to abut to determine an amount of overlap of the first and second longitudinal edges;
wherein a position of at least one of the respective surfaces of the first or second channel is adjustable to adjust the amount of overlap of the first and second longitudinal edges of the associated sheet material; and
wherein the guide member further comprises at least one actuator for displacing at least one of the respective surfaces of the first or second channel of the guide member.

US Pat. No. 10,427,194

MICROWAVE-ENABLED THERMAL REMEDIATION OF ORGANIC CHEMICAL CONTAMINATED SOILS USING DIELECTRIC NANOMATERIALS AS ADDITIVES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A soil remediation method for treating contaminated soil, the method comprising:providing the contaminated soil to a conveyor belt proximate a microwave radiation source;
combining a dielectric carbonaceous nanomaterial with the contaminated soil to yield a composite contaminated soil, wherein the conveyor belt is fabricated to contain the dielectric carbonaceous nanomaterial, such that combining the dielectric carbonaceous nanomaterial with the contaminated soil comprises contacting the contaminated soil with the conveyor belt; and
irradiating the composite contaminated soil with microwave radiation to yield a remediated soil, wherein irradiating the composite contaminated soil with the microwave radiation occurs when the composite contaminated soil is on the conveyor belt, the composite contaminated soil comprises at least 1 wt % of the dielectric carbonaceous material, and the microwave radiation provides an energy input of at least 2.5 kWh per kilogram of the composite contaminated soil.

US Pat. No. 10,427,182

ATOMIZING NOZZLE STRUCTURE WITH FILTERING ASSEMBLY

1. An atomizing nozzle structure for generating and spraying a micro-atomized liquid, the atomizing nozzle structure comprising:a first body having one end having an inlet;
a second body serially connected to the first body;
a cover, which is serially connected to the second body and has a spout;
a chamber formed in an axial inner portion of a combination of the first body, the second body and the cover;
a broadening opening formed on one end of the chamber and communicating with the inlet;
a filtering assembly mounted in the chamber, wherein the filtering assembly is a combination of a core and a filter, one end of the core has an embedding portion, which is a tubular member projected from the core, the other end of the core has a closing portion, which is a disk-like member connected to the core, a hollow portion connects the embedding portion to the closing portion, an air passage is formed in an axial inner portion of the embedding portion, a plurality of grooves are formed on a circumferential side surface of the closing portion, the filter is mounted in the hollow portion, the embedding portion is inserted into one end of the second body, and the closing portion is disposed opposite the broadening opening;
a rotor mounted in the chamber, wherein one end of the rotor is disposed opposite the spout;
an anti-leakage assembly mounted in the chamber and disposed between the rotor and the filtering assembly; and
a plurality of feet each extending from a circumferential side of the closing portion, wherein one end of each of the feet protrudes from an end surface of the closing portion and is for resting against the broadening opening, so that a gap is formed between the end surface of the closing portion and a wall surface of the broadening opening;
wherein liquid enters the first body via the inlet and flows to the filter through the gap and the grooves of the closing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,427,181

AIR PURGE DEVICE FOR AN AIRLESS LIQUID PRODUCT DISPENSER

ALBEA LACROST, Lacrost (...

1. Air purge device for an airless liquid product dispenser comprising a container equipped with a pump, said air purge device comprising a bleed ring that comprises a deformable lip seal accommodated inside a protective part, designed to be inserted into the container, the lip seal being accommodated inside the protective part before the protective part is inserted into the container and pressing against an internal wall of the protective part, the deformation of the lip when mounting the air purge device in the container causing the air to be purged from the container.

US Pat. No. 10,427,178

PRESSURISED LIQUID DELIVERY SYSTEM

Cyclonas Pty Limited, Ne...

1. A pressurised liquid delivery assembly having:at least one liquid delivery module, each said module including:
a housing and an associated compartment, said compartment being a drawer slidably locatable within said housing and moveable with respect to said housing to permit access by a user to said compartment;
said drawer including a removable cartridge defining a space that receives and holds a replaceable pressurised receptacle containing liquid to be dispensed by said assembly;
a liquid dispenser operatively associated with said receptacle and adapted to dispense liquid;
said dispenser including a conduit extendable from a dispensing nozzle to a liquid receiving connector, said liquid receiving connector adapted to releasably connect to said liquid receptacle in use,
wherein said assembly further includes a piercer adapted in use to pierce said receptacle to permit liquid located within said bag to flow to said nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,427,103

SEPARATION MEMBRANE MODULE AND REPAIRING METHOD THEREOF

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A separation membrane module comprising:a cylinder-shaped housing; and
a tubular separation membrane disposed in the housing, wherein:
a processing target fluid flows through the housing from its one end side to the other end side and a fluid which has permeated the tubular separation membrane flows through the tubular separation membrane and is taken out;
an end pipe is connected to one end portion of the tubular separation membrane;
the end pipe is supported by a support plate which is disposed so as to traverse the housing;
an end plug is connected to the other end portion of the tubular separation membrane; and
the separation membrane module further comprises a coming-out preventive member which prevents the end plug from coming out of the tubular separation membrane, wherein the separation membrane module further comprises, as the coming-out preventive member, a spring which pulls the end plug and the end pipe toward itself.

US Pat. No. 10,427,050

PERSONAL ITEMS NETWORK, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A system comprising:an output component;
a receiver operative to receive real performance data indicative of real performance metrics indicative of physical activity by a particular participant; and
a processor operative to:
associate a particular identification code to the received real performance data, wherein the particular identification code is unique to the particular participant;
for a virtual competition in which the particular participant is a competitor, determine the particular identification code for the particular participant;
access the received real performance data associated with the determined particular identification code;
adjust the virtual competition based on the accessed real performance data associated with the determined particular identification code; and
present information indicative of the adjusted virtual competition to the particular participant using the output component.

US Pat. No. 10,427,011

GROOVES OF GOLF CLUB HEADS AND METHODS TO MANUFACTURE GROOVES OF GOLF CLUB HEADS

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A putter type golf club head comprising:a putter type club face defined by a toe end, a heel end, a top rail and a sole; and
a plurality of grooves disposed on the putter type club face between the top rail and the sole of the putter type club head, each groove extending between the toe end and the heel end;
wherein a deepest portion of at least one groove is defined by a generally planar bottom surface portion of the groove;
wherein the width of the grooves vary in a direction extending between the top rail and the sole, or in a direction extending between the heel end and the toe end;
wherein the plurality of grooves are separated by a plurality of land portions, and a width of the land portions varies in a direction extending between the top rail and the sole, or in a direction extending between the heel end and the toe end;
wherein a depth of a portion of the plurality of grooves is about 0.003 inch.

US Pat. No. 10,426,940

INTRAOSSEOUS INFUSION PORTS AND METHODS OF USE

PAVmed Inc., New York, N...

1. An infusion system comprising:a chamber having an inlet configured for subcutaneous placement and for receiving an insertion device, a penetrable septum for sealing off the inlet, and an outlet opposing and orientated in a same direction as the chamber inlet;
an anchor portion extending distally from the chamber, and configured for secured placement in a bone;
a substantially flat surface substantially perpendicular to the anchor portion, at a junction between the chamber and the anchor portion, to limit a depth of penetration into the bone by the anchor portion; and
an open-ended channel extending through the anchor portion, the channel being in fluid communication with the outlet of the chamber, and providing a substantially straight pathway from the inlet to the outlet that terminates at an opening at a distal end of the anchor to allow the insertion device to exit from the channel to be directed towards and reach bone marrow, the opening being in axial alignment with the outlet,
wherein the chamber includes sloped walls configured for guiding an insertion device into the open-ended channel of the anchor portion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,926

GUIDE WIRE OR WORKING CATHETER WITH MODIFIED DRIVE SURFACE

CORINDUS, INC., Waltham,...

1. An elongated medical device with a modified drive surface for use with a drive mechanism of a robotic system, the elongated medical device comprising:an elongate body comprising a distal portion configured to navigate the lumen of a human body channel, and a proximate portion having a surface different from that of the distal portion and adapted to better interact with the driving mechanism than the surface of the distal portion;
wherein the surface of the proximate portion includes at least one of an optical or a magnetic marker.

US Pat. No. 10,426,921

ADJUSTABLE STIFFNESS CATHETER

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. An adjustable stiffness catheter comprising:an inner elongate shaft having a distal end, a proximal end, a first outer surface, and a first outer diameter;
an intermediate elongated shaft having a distal end, a proximal end, a first lumen defining a first inner surface, a first inner diameter, and a second outer surface defining a second outer diameter,
wherein the first inner diameter is greater than the first outer diameter; and
an outer elongated shaft having a distal end, a proximal end, a second lumen defining a second inner surface and a second inner diameter,
wherein the second inner diameter is greater than the second outer diameter,
wherein the inner elongate shaft is at least partially received within the first lumen and is longitudinally moveable relative to the intermediate elongated shaft,
wherein the intermediate elongated shaft is at least partially received within the second lumen and is longitudinally moveable relative to the outer elongated shaft;
wherein the inner elongate shaft is positioned relative to the intermediate elongated shaft in a first arrangement;
wherein shifting the inner elongate shaft relative to the intermediate elongated shaft positions the inner elongate shaft relative to the intermediate elongated shaft in a second arrangement different from the first arrangement;
wherein the adjustable stiffness catheter has a first stiffness in the first arrangement;
and wherein the adjustable stiffness catheter has second stiffness in the second arrangement, the second stiffness being different from the first stiffness;
wherein shifting the inner elongate shaft relative to the intermediate elongated shaft includes rotating the inner elongate shaft;
wherein rotating the inner elongate shaft radially expands the inner elongate shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,426,908

INSERTION GUIDE FOR ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE

D R Burton Healthcare, LL...

1. An insertion guide for facilitating insertion of an endotracheal tube (ETT) into the trachea of a patient, comprising:an elongated shaft formed of a rigid metallic core with a polymeric outer covering, the shaft defining a radiused portion and an angled portion static relative to the elongated shaft and adjacent a distal end of the insertion guide, the angled portion defining a slope of at least about 0.20 relative to a longitudinal axis defined by the elongated shaft and a length that protrudes beyond the distal end of the ETT by at least about 25 mm; and a handle attached to the shaft adjacent a proximal end of the insertion guide opposite the distal end of the insertion guide, the handle defining a protrusion extending from a main body of the handle adapted to remove the insertion guide from the ETT with a single digit of a user,
wherein the shaft of the insertion guide is configured for insertion within a hollow, flexible tube of the ETT to guide a distal end of the ETT into the trachea of the patient; wherein the distal end of the insertion guide protrudes beyond the distal end of the ETT; and
wherein the curvature of the radiused portion of the shaft of the insertion guide is at least about five degrees (5°) 20 relative to the longitudinal axis defined by the elongated shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,426,878

CENTRIFUGAL BLOOD PUMP SYSTEMS

Flow Forward Medical, Inc...

1. A centrifugal blood pump system to persistently increase the overall diameter of veins wherein the blood pump is configured to pump blood into a peripheral vein, the centrifugal blood pump system comprising:a) a centrifugal blood pump comprising:
i) a pump housing comprising:
a) an inlet comprising an inflow diffuser to receive blood and direct blood onto an impeller, the inflow diffuser further comprising a top pivot bearing and a bottom pivot bearing, wherein a protrusion extends from the pump housing into the inlet and wherein the protrusion comprises a recess that accepts and supports at least a portion of a stationary portion of the top pivot bearing;
b) an impeller casing comprising a recess that accepts and supports at least a portion of the stationary portion of the bottom pivot bearing; and
c) an outlet;
ii) an impeller suspended within the pump housing and disposed between the stationary portions of the top and bottom pivot bearings, the impeller having:
a) A top impeller pivot shaft comprising a rotating portion of the top pivot bearing that is configured to engage the stationary portion of the top pivot bearing;
b) A bottom impeller pivot shaft comprising a rotating portion of the bottom pivot bearing that is configured to engage the stationary portion of the bottom pivot bearing;
c) a plurality of blades on the top surface of the impeller and extending radially away from a center of the impeller, the blades to direct blood received from the inlet to the outlet when the pump is in operation;
d) a plurality of bore holes extending parallel to a central axis of the impeller from a bottom surface through the impeller to a top surface; and
e) at least one magnet mechanically engaged to the impeller;
iii) an electric motor to magnetically engage the at least one magnet, wherein the electric motor rotates the at least one magnet and the impeller when the pump is in operation;
b) an inflow conduit having an inner diameter of 2-6 mm, having a first end and a second end, where the first end is configured to make a fluid connection to the inlet and the second end is configured for insertion into the lumen of a donating vein;
c) an outflow conduit with an inner diameter of 2-6 mm, having a first end and a second end, where the first end is configured to make a fluid connection to the outlet and the second end is configured for insertion into the lumen of an accepting vein; and
d) a control device for controlling the speed of the impeller, the control device including a processor, a memory, a battery, and a cable for electrically connecting the control device to the centrifugal pump, wherein the processor is configured for controlling the impeller speed to maintain a blood pumping rate between 50 mL/min and 1500 mL/min for at least 7 days.

US Pat. No. 10,426,861

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPENSING A COMPOSITION

1. A dispensing system, comprising:a substrate made of a porous material and defining a channel; and
a base in contact with the substrate,
wherein a container for discharging a flowable medium into the channel is completely accommodated within the base and is partially exterior to the substrate,
wherein the substrate comprises:
a median pore diameter by volume of between 50 ?m and 80 ?m; and
a porosity of between 1.55 mL/g to 7.13 mL/g.

US Pat. No. 10,426,832

LIQUID PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

FRESENIUS KABI DEUTSCHLAN...

1. An aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) 45-55 mg/mL adalimumab;
(b) 5-14 mM acetate buffering agent or acetate buffer system;
(c) 190-300 mM sugar stabilizer consisting of sucrose; and
(d) 0.9-1.1 mg/mL polysorbate 80;wherein the composition:has a pH between 5.1 and 5.3;
is free of arginine;
is free of phosphate buffering agents;
is free of amino acids;
is free of surfactants, with the exception of polysorbate 80; and
comprises at most one sugar stabilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,426,758

SIBIRILINE DERIVATIVES FOR USE FOR PREVENTING AND/OR TREATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH CELLULAR NECROPTOSIS

Institut National de la S...

1. A method for inhibiting cellular necroptosis comprising the administration to a patient in need thereof of an effective amount of a compound of the following general formula (I)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt and/or solvate thereof,
wherein:
R1 is H, a (C1-C6)alkyl or a (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, or R1 forms together with R2 or R4 a heterocycloalkyl;
R2 and R3 are H;
R4 to R6 are, independently of one another, H or OR10;
R10 is H or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R7 is H or halo;
R8 to R9 are, independently of one another, H; halo; or a group selected from (C1-C6)alkyl, heterocycle, aryl, heteroaryl, —(C1-C6)alkyl-aryl, and —(C1-C6)alkyl-heterocycle, said group being optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from halo, —OR36, —NR37R38, —SR39, —S(O)R40, —SO2R41, —SO2NR42R43, —OCOR44, —NR45COR46, —NR47C(O)OR48, —CO2R49, —CONR50R51, —OCONR53R54, —COR55, nitro (—NO2), cyano (—CN), oxo (?O), and a group selected from aryl, heterocycle and —(C1-C6)alkyl-heterocycle, said group being optionally substituted with one or more (C1-C6)-alkyl; and
R36 to R55 are, independently of one another, H, halo, benzoylbenzyl, or a group selected from (C1-C6)alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocycle, —(C1-C6)alkyl-heterocycle, and —(C1-C6)alkyl-aryl, said group being optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from halo, CF3 and (C1-C6)alkyl; or R37-R38, R42-R43, R50-R51, and/or R53-R54 may together respectively form a heterocycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,426,712

DENTAL POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION

KURARAY NORITAKE DENTAL I...

1. A dental polymerizable composition, comprising:(A) a (meth)acrylic block copolymer (A) comprising a (meth)acrylic polymer block (a) having a curable functional group and a (meth)acrylic polymer block (b) having no curable functional group, the curable functional group having a partial structure of formula (1):

wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms;
(B) a polymerizable monomer (B) comprising a phosphoric acid group-containing polymerizable monomer; and
(C) a polymerization initiator (C).

US Pat. No. 10,426,699

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DOCKING A VIAL WITH A CONTAINER

Gary L. Sharp, Naples, F...

1. A device for docking a vial with an adapter comprising:a base comprising a first and second base member;
a vertical support extending upwardly from the base;
a platform positioned above the base;
a first aperture in the platform sized to accept the adapter;
a second aperture in the platform arranged opposite the first aperture;
a head support extending from the vertical support;
a lever arm hingedly fastened to the vertical support; and
a plunger adapted to slide within the head support and attached to the lever arm such that rotation of the lever arm causes the plunger to travel vertically;
wherein the first and second aperture each have an opening, wherein the openings are positioned along opposing edges of the platform;
wherein each of said first and second base members comprise an interior channel located along an interior edge of the respective base member to removably support said platform such that the opening associated with the first aperture or the opening associated with the second aperture may selectively be exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,426,661

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LASER ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A surgical device comprising:an optical fiber having a proximal end, a distal end, and a neutral axis at the distal end,
wherein the optical fiber is configured to generate a steam bubble from light energy conveyed out the distal end of the fiber, the proximal end is operatively connected to a light source, and the distal end comprises a tip with a tilted edge that is non-orthogonal and non-symmetrical with respect to the neutral axis, the light energy being conveyed out the tilted edge to generate the steam bubble off-angle from the neutral axis of the optical fiber,
wherein the titled edge forms an angle such that at least a portion of the light energy (i) is incident on the tilted edge at an angle of incidence that is less than a critical angle and (ii) exits the optical fiber from the tilted edge.

US Pat. No. 10,426,620

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO RESHAPE GEOMETRY OF DISEASED HEART VALVE

MITRAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A.,...

1. A method of inserting an annuloplasty device, comprising:(1) placing a first holding element into a coronary sinus of a heart;
(2) connecting one or more connecting elements to the first holding element;
(3) pulling at least one of the one or more connecting elements to increase mitral valve leaflet coaptation;
(4) placing a second holding element at the level of the mitro-aortic junction and fibrous trigon of the heart below the aortic valve and connecting the one or more connecting elements to the second holding element.

US Pat. No. 10,426,606

COLOR-CODED PROSTHETIC VALVE SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A color-coded prosthetic heart valve delivery system comprising:an implantable heart valve; and
a valve holder attachable to the heart valve with sutures so as to be stationary with respect to the heart valve until the sutures are severed and the valve holder and valve are detached, the valve holder having a first color and being adapted to remain attached to the heart valve during delivery, the heart valve being inoperable until the valve holder is detached therefrom;
a valve delivery deployment mechanism integrated with the valve holder so as to be detached from the heart valve with the valve holder, the mechanism including a movable part that is movable with respect to the valve holder to convert the heart valve to a delivery configuration, wherein the valve holder and a proximal end of the movable part are visible on the inflow end of the valve, wherein the movable part comprises an adapter sutured to a proximal end of a post that translates through a central bore in the holder and through the valve to convert the heart valve to the delivery configuration, the adapter having he a second color distinct from the first color, and the valve holder, the post, and the adapter each has a color that is in contrast to one another such that the holder is visually distinguishable from the post and the adapter, and the post is visually distinguishable from the adapter; and
a flexible delivery handle having a distal end adapted to engage and move the movable part and convert the heart valve to its delivery configuration, the handle having a grip in the second color to facilitate the valve deployment operation.

US Pat. No. 10,426,592

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH REDUCED MIGRATION CAPABILITIES

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. A stent comprising:a first covered region formed of one or more interwoven filaments and a covering; and
a second uncovered region adjacent the first covered region, wherein the second uncovered region includes a knitted filament;
wherein a first end of the knitted filament is attached to the first covered region;
wherein a second end of the second uncovered region, opposite the first end, includes a free end of the knitted filament;
wherein pulling the free end results in unraveling of the knitted filament to remove both the first covered region and the second uncovered region of the stent while the first end of the knitted stent remains attached to the first covered region.

US Pat. No. 10,426,459

EXTRA JOINT STABILIZATION CONSTRUCT

Mortise Medical, LLC, Lo...

1. A knotless returning and locking system for bone fracture stabilization and soft tissue repair and reinforcement, comprising:a returning and locking anchor having a body with a proximal end, a distal end, and defining a longitudinal axis, the body forming an internal passage and a return feature, the internal passage having a threaded receiver located at the proximal end of the body and including a proximal portion, a mid portion, and a distal portion, the return feature located distal to the threaded receiver and in communication with the internal passage; and
a threaded set screw having a proximal portion, a mid portion, and a distal portion, the threaded set screw configured for rotational insertion into the threaded receiver to achieve a progressively increasing interference fit about a flexible synthetic strand passing between the proximal portions and the mid portions of the threaded receiver and the threaded set screw and a progressively decreasing interference fit about the flexible synthetic strand passing between the mid portions and the distal portions of the threaded receiver and the threaded set screw, wherein the progressively increasing interference fit and the progressively decreasing interference fit combine to provide a locking feature that reversibly secures the flexible synthetic strand in relation to the returning and locking anchor.

US Pat. No. 10,426,444

ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS, MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, comprising:an ultrasonic probe;
an image generating processor configured to generate an ultrasonic image, based on an echo signal which is obtained through the ultrasonic probe;
a monitor configured to display the ultrasonic image;
a memory configured to store image data, the image data including the ultrasonic image displayed on a screen of the monitor and at least one scale mark with respect to the ultrasonic image;
a calibration information generation processor configured to determine whether a plurality of numerical values exist near the at least one scale mark, and generate, when it is determined that the plurality of numerical values exist, calibration information based on the plurality of numerical values and the at least one scale mark, the calibration information including a conversion value for performing a predetermined measurement with respect to the ultrasonic image included in the image data; and
a control processor configured to control the monitor to display the ultrasonic image in accordance with the calibration information.

US Pat. No. 10,426,434

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING ELASTICITY OF VISCOUS ELASTIC MEDIUM

WUXI HISKY MEDICAL TECHNO...

1. A method for detecting an elasticity of a viscoelastic medium, comprising:acquiring with an ultrasonic imaging probe an ultrasonic image of the viscoelastic medium;
determining an area to detect the elasticity of the viscoelastic medium according to the ultrasonic image;
driving the ultrasonic transducer probe with a low-frequency vibration by a vibrator so as to produce an elastic wave in the viscoelastic medium;
producing an ultrasonic wave by the ultrasonic transducer probe, and transmitting the ultrasonic wave to the viscoelastic medium;
collecting an ultrasonic echo;
calculating an elastic parameter of the viscoelastic medium according to the collected ultrasonic echo,
wherein the ultrasonic echo is collected when the elastic wave is propagated in the viscoelastic medium and the ultrasonic transducer probe stops or almost stops vibrating,
wherein a serial number Nselect of a collected ultrasonic echo satisfying:
Nselect?ceiling((T+?T)×Fhigh),
where ceiling(.) is a ceiling rounding function, Fhigh is a pulse repetition frequency of transmitting an ultrasonic signal and is within a range from 100 Hz to 100000 Hz, T is the duration of the vibration, the ultrasonic transducer probe stops or almost stops vibrating after the vibration starts for a period of T+?T;
when the elastic wave is propagated in the viscoelastic medium, the serial number Nselect of the collected ultrasonic echo satisfying:
Nselect?ceiling((D1/Vs1+T)×Fhigh);
where, D1 is a thickness of the viscoelastic medium, Vs1 is a lower limit of a propagation velocity of the elastic wave in the viscoelastic medium determined according to an estimated hardness range and an estimated density of the viscoelastic medium;
when ?T is less than D1/Vs1, by combining above two formulae, Nselect satisfying:
ceiling((T+?T)×Fhigh)?Nselect?ceiling((D1/Vs1+T)×Fhigh); and
when ?T is not less than D1/Vs1, an elastic intermediate medium with a thickness of D2 and a first hardness is added between the ultrasonic transducer probe and the viscoelastic medium so that ?T ceiling((T+?T)×Fhigh)?Nselect?ceiling((D2/Vs2+D1/Vs1+T)×Fhigh),
detecting an average pressure sensed on the viscoelastic medium by a pressure sensor array disposed on the ultrasonic transducer probe, and calculating a pressure parameter;
in response to the pressure parameter satisfying a predetermined condition, triggering detecting the elasticity of the viscoelastic medium.

US Pat. No. 10,426,428

METHOD FOR DATA ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING OF AN ELASTICITY DETECTION DEVICE, AND ELASTICITY DETECTION DEVICE

WUXI HISKY MEDICAL TECHNO...

1. A method for medical data analysis and processing of an elasticity detection device, the elasticity detection device comprising an excitation device for generating an elastic shear wave in a subject's viscoelastic medium, and a capturing device for determining displacement information generated by the viscoelastic medium of a human body under an action of the elastic shear wave; wherein the method for medical data analysis and processing of an elasticity detection device comprises:determining, by the elasticity detection device, whether a communication connection between the elasticity detection device and a cloud server is normal;
when the communication connection is normal, transmitting, by the elasticity detection device, the displacement information to the cloud server so that the cloud server stores the displacement information into a medical database of the cloud server;
receiving and storing, by the elasticity detection device, an offline medical data packet of the human body transmitted by the cloud server, the offline medical data packet of the human body being determined by the cloud server according to attribute information of the elasticity detection device, wherein the offline medical data packet of the human body is periodically updated by the elasticity detection device according to the offline medical data packet of the human body transmitted by the cloud server so as to guarantee the real-time validity of the offline medical data packet and is stored in the elasticity detection device;
transmitting, by the elasticity detection device, to the cloud server a medical data analysis request comprising an analysis keyword so as to instruct the cloud server to obtain from the medical database first medical data of the human body to be analyzed corresponding to the analysis keyword, and analyze the first medical data of the human body to be analyzed to obtain a first analysis result for determining health condition of the human body; wherein the first medical data of the human body to be analyzed comprise displacement information corresponding to the analysis keyword among all displacement information of the elasticity detection device; and receiving and presenting, by the elasticity detection device, the first analysis result transmitted by the cloud server;
when the elasticity detection device determines that the communication connection between the elasticity detection device and the cloud server is not normal, obtaining from the offline medical data packet of the human body, by the elasticity detection device, second medical data of the human body to be analyzed corresponding to the medical data analysis request and analyzing the second medical data of the human body to be analyzed to obtain a second analysis result for determining health condition of the human body, wherein the first analysis result and the second analysis result are presented on the elasticity detection device by ways of a trend chart of detection results of the human body's historical displacement, and wherein the second medical data of the human body to be analyzed comprise displacement information corresponding to the analysis keyword among all displacement information of the elasticity detection device comprised in the offline medical data packet of the human body.

US Pat. No. 10,426,426

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DYNAMIC RESPIRATORY CLASSIFICATION AND TRACKING

BREATHRESEARCH, INC., Wa...

1. A method for detecting thresholds in a breathing session, said method comprising:recording breathing sounds of a subject using a microphone;
processing said breathing sounds to generate an audio respiratory signal;
recognizing a plurality of breath cycles from said audio respiratory signal;
extracting metrics related to a breath intensity and a breath rate from said plurality of breath cycles;
producing a plurality of vectors using said metrics related to said breath intensity and said breath rate;
calculating a master vector by summing said plurality of vectors and assigning each value in said master vector with a weighting coefficient;
determining said thresholds using peak values in said master vector; and
wherein said thresholds consist of one of a ventilatory threshold or aerobic threshold and one of a respiratory compensation threshold, anaerobic threshold, and lactate threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,426,392

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF CANNABIS IMPAIRMENT USING A TRIAXIAL GYROSCOPE ASSEMBLY

Motus Bioengineering Inc....

1. A system for a law enforcement officer's determination of cannabis impairment of a suspect having THC content, comprising:a triaxial gyroscope assembly configured to attach to a suspect to sense the angular rate of the suspect's movement and transmit signals indicative of the suspect's movement in accordance with a wireless communication protocol; and
a computing device, spaced apart from the triaxial gyroscope assembly, configured to receive and store the signals indicative of the suspect's movement during the law enforcement officer's application of predetermined psychophysical tests, wherein the tests include a finger to nose test, a walk and turn test, a modified Romberg balance test, and a one leg stand test on the suspect, and to use the root sum squared (RSS) equation on the signals indicative of the suspect's movement to display RSS signals of the angular rate of movement versus time and to quantify the number of failures on each test demonstrated by abnormal and excessive suspect movement test data obtained during performance of the tests that indicate cannabis impairment rather than THC content of the suspect.

US Pat. No. 10,426,386

NON-INVASIVE BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL MEASUREMENT METHOD AND NON-INVASIVE BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL MEASUREMENT DEVICE

SHINSHU UNIVERSITY, Mats...

1. A non-invasive blood glucose level measurement method comprising the steps of:measuring a first acceleration pulse wave from a test subject with an acceleration pulse wave measurement unit to obtain a measured first acceleration pulse wave and a first blood glucose level with an invasive measurement device to obtain a measured first blood glucose level;
constructing a calibration curve based on a correlation between the measured first acceleration pulse wave and the measured first blood glucose level;
storing the calibration curve in a data-analyzing unit;
measuring a second acceleration pulse wave with the acceleration pulse wave measurement unit to obtain a measured second acceleration pulse wave;
introducing the measured second acceleration pulse wave into the data-analyzing unit; and
calculating a second blood glucose level utilizing the stored calibration curve.

US Pat. No. 10,426,383

MUTING GLUCOSE SENSOR OXYGEN RESPONSE AND REDUCING ELECTRODE EDGE GROWTH WITH PULSED CURRENT PLATING

MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC., ...

1. An analyte sensor apparatus comprising:a base substrate comprising a well;
a platinum composition disposed in the well, wherein:
the platinum composition is disposed in the well as a layer of electrodeposited platinum black comprising a central planar region having a first thickness and an edge region having a second thickness that surrounds the central planar region;
the first thickness is different from the second thickness;
the average thickness of the platinum black layer in the edge region is less than 2× the average thickness of the platinum black layer in the central planar region;
the central planar region and the edge region comprise platinum dendrites; and
the layer of electrodeposited platinum black forms an electroactive surface of a working electrode;
an analyte sensing layer disposed over the working electrode, wherein the analyte sensing layer detectably alters the electrical current at the working electrode in the presence of an analyte; and
an analyte modulating layer disposed over the analyte sensing layer, wherein the analyte modulating layer modulates the diffusion of analyte therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,426,382

DETECTION DEVICE AND DETECTION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A detection device, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
perform a constituent analysis for tears gathered from a living body;
determine a state of the living body based on a result of the constituent analysis for the tears; and
determine a transition of the state of the living body is to one of a first affective state or a second affective state, wherein the determination of the transition is based on:
a degree of likelihood of the transition to the first affective state, wherein:
the degree of likelihood of the transition to the first affective state is calculated based on a first analysis result for a first substance secreted when the state of the living body is about to undergo the transition to the first affective state,
the first analysis result is obtained as the result of the constituent analysis for the tears, and
the first analysis result is based on a first length of a first period of time for the first substance is secreted and a first value that indicates a secretion amount of the first substance is one of equal to or greater than a first threshold value; and
a degree of likelihood of the transition to the second affective state, wherein:
the degree of likelihood of the transition to the second affective state is calculated based on a second analysis result for a second substance secreted when the state of the living body is about to undergo the transition to the second affective state,
the second analysis result is obtained as the result of the constituent analysis for the tears, and
the second analysis result is based on a second length of a second period of time for the second substance is secreted and a second value that indicates a secretion amount of the second substance is one of equal to or greater than a second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,426,381

CONNECTORS WITH SWITCHABLE TERMINAL LOADS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a pair of spring-loaded members including a first spring-loaded member, the first spring-loaded member including a compression part at one end, a board contact at another end to be in contact with a baseboard, and a fixed connector contact between the compression part and the board contact; and
a stationary member to be in contact with the baseboard, the stationary member including at least one terminal load,
the pair of spring-loaded members to expand to an expanded position to admit a detachable mating connector and to exert a compressive restoring force on the detachable mating connector,
the pair of spring-loaded members to return to an equilibrium position when the detachable mating connector is not present,
wherein, in the equilibrium position, the fixed connector contact of the first spring-loaded member is in contact with the stationary member including the at least one terminal load, and
wherein, in the expanded position, neither of the pair of spring-loaded members is in contact with the stationary member including the at least one terminal load.

US Pat. No. 10,426,375

METHODS FOR BIOMEDICAL TARGETING AND DELIVERY AND DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR PRACTICING THE SAME

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-assisted targeting of a desired area of a subject, the method comprising:affixing a base comprising a plurality of annular walls forming a socket on a tissue surface of a subject;
positioning an adjustable turret comprising a channel and a spherical end into the base, wherein the socket is dimensioned to receive the spherical end and allow the turret to undergo an adjustment comprising an angle adjustment and a roll adjustment;
inserting a MRI-visible style of a trajectory guide within the channel of the adjustable turret;
visualizing the MRI-visible style using an MRI imager;
determining the trajectory of the channel based on the visualizing; and
adjusting the adjustable turret based on the determined trajectory of the channel to target the desired area of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,426,373

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF RECONSTRUCTING MR IMAGE BY USING NEURAL NETWORK

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

10. An image reconstruction method comprising:acquiring data of at least one subsampled magnetic resonance (MR) image and data of at least one fully sampled MR image;
obtaining a learning model using at least one neural network by learning correlations between the at least one subsampled MR image and the at least one fully sampled MR image in units of at least one row of pixels corresponding to a phase encoding direction;
acquiring data of a subsampled MR image;
dividing the data of the subsampled MR image into a plurality of groups, each corresponding to the at least one row of pixels corresponding to the phase encoding direction;
acquiring, based on the learning model using the at least one neural network, reconstructed data respectively corresponding to the plurality of groups with respect to the at least one row of pixels corresponding to the phase encoding direction of the data of the subsampled MR image; and
obtaining a reconstructed image corresponding to the subsampled MR image, by using the acquired reconstructed data.

US Pat. No. 10,426,370

ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC CONTROLLED VEHICLES AND CHAIRS

1. An electro-myographic (EMG) signal controller for receiving and translating one or more signals from one or more EMG sensors to an electrical signal communicated to a motorized wheelchair to control a speed and direction of the motorized wheelchair based on the signals received by the EMG sensors, the controller comprising:an input for receiving one or more signals from one or more EMG sensors attached to a skin surface about one or more muscles of a wheelchair occupant; an
output for interfacing and translating the received EMG signals to the wheelchair; and
at least one computer for receiving one or more signals from one or more EMG sensors and providing one or more electrical signals to the wheelchair, wherein said EMG signals received by the wheelchair cause one or more motors or motor controllers of the wheelchair to activate based on the one or more EMG signals received from the one or more EMG sensors and wherein the computer provides an electrical signal to the wheelchair to control the direction, speed, and horn of the wheelchair.

US Pat. No. 10,426,367

HAND-HELD VITAL SIGNS MONITOR

SOTERA WIRELESS, INC., S...

1. A method of determining a pre-ejection period (PEP) for a patient using a wearable vital signs sensor system, the method comprising:adhesively retaining a sensor component on the body of the patient at a position overlying the patient's sternum below the sternal notch, the sensor component comprising (i) an electrical sensor comprising an analog-to-digital converter and processing circuitry that is operably connected to primary, reference, and ground electrodes that measure electrical impulses from the patient indicative of cardiac activity, the electrical sensor generating a first time dependent waveform comprising electrocardiogram signals, and (ii) a piezoelectric sensor that measures low-frequency pressure waves from the patient's heart, the piezoelectric sensor generating a second time-dependent waveform comprising pressure wave frequency components from 40-500 Hz;
receiving the first time-dependent waveform and the second time-dependent waveform at a microprocessor configured to
process the first time-dependent waveform to identify a first signal indicative of onset of a cardiac cycle,
process frequency components between 40-500 Hz in the second time-dependent waveform to identify a second signal indicative of end of the PEP in the cardiac cycle,
determine a PEP for the cardiac cycle as the time separating the first signal and the second signal, and
cause the PEP for the cardiac cycle to be displayed on a display element operably connected to the microprocessor; and
causing the sensor component and the microprocessor to determine and display PEP for the patient in a continuous fashion for a plurality of cardiac cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,426,361

QUANTIFICATION OF ABSOLUTE BLOOD FLOW IN TISSUE USING FLUORESCENCE-MEDIATED PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY

NOVADAQ TECHNOLOGIES ULC,...

1. A method for measuring a time-varying change in an amount of blood in a tissue volume of tissue of a subject, the method comprising:administering a fluorescence agent into vasculature supplying the tissue volume of tissue of the subject;
exciting a fluorescence agent in the blood;
capturing a sequence of fluorescence images of the tissue;
acquiring, from the sequence of fluorescence images of the tissue, a time-varying fluorescence intensity signal during a pulsatile flow of the blood through the tissue volume, wherein:
the pulsatile flow has a diastolic and a systolic phase resembling a conventional photoplethysmogram,
the acquired fluorescence intensity signal comprises a first fluorescence intensity emitted by the fluorescence agent in the blood in the tissue volume during a diastolic phase,
the acquired fluorescence intensity signal comprises a second fluorescence intensity emitted by the fluorescence agent in the blood in the tissue volume during a systolic phase; and
the first and second fluorescence intensities are respectively associated with measures of blood volume during the diastolic phase and the systolic phase; and
computing a molar concentration, C, of the fluorescence agent in the blood by utilizing a concentration-mediated change in a fluorescence emission spectrum of the fluorescence agent; and
computing a change in aggregate blood layer thickness based on the first and second fluorescence intensities and based on the determined molar concentration, wherein the change is a quantitative measure of tissue blood perfusion in the tissue volume;
generating, based at least in part on the quantitative measure, a modified image of the tissue of the subject, wherein the modified image of the tissue of the subject depicts a same area as the sequence of fluorescence images of the tissue; and
displaying the modified image to facilitate clinical assessment of the tissue of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,426,359

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ARRHYTHMIA TRACKING AND SCORING

AliveCor, Inc., Mountain...

1. A smart watch to detect a presence of an arrhythmia of a user, comprising:a processing device;
a photoplethysmography (“PPG”) sensor operatively coupled to the processing device;
a motion sensor operatively coupled to the processing device; and
a memory operatively coupled to the processing device, the memory having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processing device, cause the processing device to:
receive a raw PPG waveform signal from the PPG sensor;
extract a heartrate variability (“HRV”) signal from the raw PPG waveform signal;
receive motion sensor data from the motion sensor;
generate activity level data based on the received motion sensor data;
input the HRV signal and the activity level data into a machine learning algorithm trained to detect arrhythmias;
detect, by the machine learning algorithm, the presence of the arrhythmia; and
generate a notification of the detected arrhythmia.

US Pat. No. 10,426,355

INFRARED THERMOMETER

MICROLIFE CORPORATION, T...

1. An infrared thermometer, comprisinga handheld part;
a head connected to the handheld part, the head comprising
a bottom shell;
an infrared sensor configured to measure the temperature of an object to be measured;
a holder configured to hold the infrared sensor to the bottom shell;
a housing configured to accommodate the infrared sensor and the holder and to be joined to the bottom shell;
a first conductor arranged on the housing; and
a second conductor arranged between the first conductor and the handheld part and adjacent to the holder; and
a microcontroller configured to inactivate the infrared sensor to measure the temperature based on a second signal generated by the second conductor;
wherein the first conductor is configured to detect the distance between the head and a surface of the object to be measured when the surface of the object to be measured is approaching to the head; and
wherein the second conductor reduces interference to the first conductor from a surface of any other object not to be measured when the surface of any other object not to be measured is approaching to the head.

US Pat. No. 10,426,353

PHOTOACOUSTIC APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

8. An apparatus comprising:a light irradiation unit configured to irradiate an object with light;
a reception unit configured to receive a photoacoustic wave generated by irradiation of the object with the light and output a received signal, wherein the reception unit has a restriction on a reception frequency band for the photoacoustic wave;
a processing unit, including a processor connected to a memory, configured to:
obtain an initial acoustic pressure distribution in the object by using the received signal; and
obtain an optical fluence distribution in the object by using an equation representing propagation of the light which includes a sum of the initial acoustic pressure distribution and a correction term including a background absorption coefficient distribution of the object;
wherein,
when a value of the initial acoustic pressure distribution at a position r in the object is set as ?p0(r), a value of the optical fluence distribution at the position r is set as ?(r), a value of the background absorption coefficient distribution at the position r is set as ?aB(r), a value of the diffusion coefficient distribution at the position r is set as D(r), a value of a Gruneisen coefficient distribution in the object at the position r is set as ?(r), and a source term of the light at the position r is set as s(r),
the processing unit
obtains the optical fluence distribution that satisfies the following expression (4),
??·{D(r)??(r)}+{?p0(r)+?(r)?aB(r)?(r)}/?(r)=s(r)  (4),
obtains object information by using the initial acoustic pressure distribution and the optical fluence distribution;
outputs the object information to a display unit, and
causes the display unit to an image of the object information.

US Pat. No. 10,426,349

RESONANCE RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY ANALYZER INSTRUMENT FOR BIOMOLECULES IN TISSUES AND CELLS

1. An apparatus for detecting clinical in vivo and in vitro lesions comprising a fiber-optical resonant Raman (RR) imaging endoscope system using a fiber optic probe for RR for detection of lesions and lesion regions or sites of cancer by measuring RR of molecule fingerprint modes to determine the presence of lesion regions or sites in human tissue, wherein a light source used for RR is selected from a group comprising a single mode laser having a wavelength at 532 nm, a laser with wavelengths <650 nm, Argon (514 nm, 488 nm, N2 laser, He Cd, fiber lasers, semiconductor lasers, Dye, or solid state lasers (with SHG of YAG 532 nm, and Ti: Sapphire with SHG (350 nm to 550 nm) to pump tissue molecules for RR imaging point, 2D and 3D.

US Pat. No. 10,426,347

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPECULAR REFLECTION DETECTION AND REDUCTION

Intuitive Sugical Operati...

1. An imaging system comprising:a processing unit comprising one or more processors; and
an imaging unit coupled to the processing unit and comprising:
one or more first illuminators for providing illumination of a region of interest;
one or more first detectors for detecting reflections of the illumination;
one or more second illuminators for triggering fluorescing of one or more fluorescent materials in the region of interest; and
one or more second detectors for detecting the fluorescing of the fluorescent materials;
wherein the processing unit is configured to:
receive a first image from the one or more first detectors, the first image including the detected reflections;
determine one or more regions of high specular reflection in the first image;
mask out the one or more regions of high specular reflection in the first image;
generate a composite image based on the masked first image and the detected fluorescence; and
provide a move away hint based on the one or more regions of high specular reflection.

US Pat. No. 10,426,345

SYSTEM FOR GENERATING COMPOSITE IMAGES FOR ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY OF MOVING AND DEFORMABLE ANATOMY

1. A stereoscopic augmented reality (AR) system for generating real-time composite images of dynamically-changing surgical anatomy obtained during a surgery, the stereoscopic AR system comprising:a display;
an endoscopic imaging device that generates endoscopic image data during the surgery;
a tomographic imaging device that generates intra-operative tomographic image data during the surgery;
a tracking device that tracks a position and an orientation of the endoscopic imaging device and the tomographic imaging device in real-time during the surgery and generates, based on the position and the orientation of the devices, spatial tracking data corresponding to each of the endoscopic imaging device and the tomographic imaging device in real-time during the surgery, the tracking device including
a first tracking marker,
a first sterilizable rigid mount removably coupled to the endoscopic imaging device,
a second tracking marker, and
a second sterilizable rigid mount removably coupled to the tomographic imaging device; and
processing circuitry configured to
receive during the surgery, from the endoscopic imaging device, the endoscopic image data,
receive during the surgery, from the tomographic imaging device, the intra-operative tomographic image data,
receive during the surgery, from the tracking device, the spatial tracking data corresponding to the endoscopic imaging device and the tomographic imaging device,
generate, during the surgery, real-time dynamically-changing composite image data by overlaying, based on the spatial tracking data, the intra-operative tomographic image data with the endoscopic image data, and
output in real time, during the surgery, the real-time dynamically-changing composite image data having the intra-operative tomographic image data overlain with the endoscopic image data to the display for output as a live stereoscopic AR view of an operating environment associated with the dynamically-changing surgical anatomy, wherein
the outputted real-time dynamically-changing composite image data is in the form of two tomographic-augmented video streams that produce the live stereoscopic AR view of the operating environment associated with the dynamically-changing surgical anatomy and the surgery,
the first sterilizable rigid mount is removably coupled to the endoscopic imaging device to be slidable from a distal end of the endoscopic imaging device toward a proximal end of the endoscopic imaging device in order to be at a first same predetermined position, the first sterilizable rigid mount surrounding a longitudinal axis of the endoscopic imaging device, the first tracking marker being attached to a side projection of the first sterilizable rigid mount at the first same predetermined position relative to the first sterilizable rigid mount and the endoscopic imaging device,
the second sterilizable rigid mount is removably coupled to the tomographic imaging device to be slidable from a distal end of the tomographic imaging device toward a proximal end of the tomographic imaging device in order to be at a second same predetermined position, the second sterilizable rigid mount surrounding a longitudinal axis of the tomographic imaging device, the second tracking marker being attached to a side projection of the second sterilizable rigid mount at the second same predetermined position relative to the second sterilizable rigid mount and the tomographic imaging device, and
the first tracking marker and the second tracking marker at the first same predetermined position and the second same predetermined position, respectively, are tracked using the spatial tracking performed by the tracking device without recalibrating the endoscopic imaging device and the tomographic imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,426,335

OPHTHALMIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND OPHTHALMIC IMAGING DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON, ...

1. An ophthalmic image display device comprising a display controller configured to display information on a display means, and an operation unit,wherein the display controller
displays a B mode image, a blood vessel enhanced image representing a same cross section as the B mode image, the blood vessel enhanced image formed based on a plurality of optical coherence tomography data acquired through iteratively scanning substantially a same area of a subject's eye, and one or more front images individually formed based on a three dimensional data set acquired by performing optical coherence tomography on the subject's eye in a predetermined layout,
displays a cross section position indicator that indicates a position of a cross section of the B mode image over at least one of the one or more front images, and
synchronously performs changing of a display position of the cross section position indicator and updating of a display of each of the B mode image and the blood vessel enhanced image in accordance with an operation for moving the cross section position indicator performed using the operation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,426,332

SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR PRELIMINARY DIAGNOSIS OF OCULAR DISEASES

Eyecare S.A., Santiago (...

1. A method for the preliminary diagnosis of ocular diseases, the method comprising:capturing a plurality of images of the eyes of an individual with a camera using a flash, wherein the plurality of images of the eyes have a same orientation;
estimating an amount of light contained in each image of the plurality of images of the eyes;
discarding one or more respective images of the eyes that contain no flash light, based on the estimated amount of light contained in each image of the plurality of images of the eyes, thereby obtaining a plurality of remaining images of the eyes;
at least one of cropping, aligning, and filtering respective images of the eyes of the plurality of remaining images of the eyes to provide a final corrected image of the eyes;
displaying said final corrected image of the eyes on a display screen;
calculating, from the final corrected image of the eyes, percentages of respective colors in a pupillary reflex of each eye, wherein the respective colors include red, white, orange and yellow colors; and
determining a first diagnosis of a first ocular disease for the individual based at least in part on the percentages of respective colors in the pupillary reflex of each eye as calculated from the final corrected image of the eyes.

US Pat. No. 10,426,329

MULTIPURPOSE SELF-ILLUMINATING DENTAL MIRROR

1. A multipurpose self-illuminating dental mirror, comprising:a first assembly that includes a head having a mirrored forward surface and a rear transparent surface that includes one or more rear-facing light sources, a shank connected at first end to a side of the head and extending longitudinally at an angle from the plane of the head having one or more forward-facing light sources extending from the shank at the connection of the shank with the head, and wiring from the one or more rear-facing light sources and one or more forward-facing light sources that extends through the shank to a first electrical connector at a second end of the shank;
a second assembly that includes a handle having a housing for one or more batteries, wiring that electrically connects the one or more batteries to a second electrical connector at a first end of the handle and a third electrical connector at a second end of the handle, and a switch that connects or disconnects the one or more batteries and the second electrical connector, wherein in the first assembly is physically connected to the second assembly through a first detachable connection so that the second end of the shank is physically connected to the first end of the handle and the first electrical connector is electrically connected to the second electrical connector; and
a third assembly that includes a laser pointer that directs laser light from a first end of the laser pointer and a switch that connects or disconnects the laser pointer to a fourth electrical connector located at a second end of the laser pointer, wherein the third assembly is physically connected to the second assembly through a second detachable connection so that the second end of the laser pointer is physically connected to the second end of the handle and the fourth electrical connector is electrically connected to the third electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,426,326

FIBER OPTIC CORRECTION OF ASTIGMATISM

Canon U.S.A, Inc., Melvi...

1. An optical probe comprising:a sheath having a hollow interior for housing a light source; and
a waveguide for guiding a light created by the light source through the sheath,
wherein the waveguide has asymmetric optical power for reducing astigmatism of the light traveling through the sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,426,317

MEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND MEDICAL OBSERVATION SYSTEM

Sony Olympus Medical Solu...

1. A medical signal processing device for receiving an image signal in accordance with a result of imaging inside of a subject and processing the image signal, the medical signal processing device comprising:signal processing circuitry configured to generate a first transmission image signal and a second transmission image from the image signal, wherein
the first transmission image signal includes a first distributed image signal obtained by distributing the image signal,
the second transmission image signal includes a second distributed image signal obtained by distributing the image signal and data of at least part of the first distributed image signal, and
the first transmission image signal is transmitted to an external medical control device through a first signal transmission path and the second transmission image signal is transmitted to the external medical control device through a second signal transmission path,
wherein the medical control device is configured to receive the first transmission image signal and the second transmission image signal,
wherein the medical control device includes:
processing circuitry configured to:
detect a signal transmission failure in the first signal transmission path, and
restore the first distributed image based on the data of at least part of the first distributed image signal included in the second transmission image signal.

US Pat. No. 10,426,313

DISHWASHER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A dishwasher comprising:a tub configured to accommodate an object;
a pair of main arms that extend in a first extension direction and that are configured to (i) rotate about a first axis inside the tub, (ii) receive incoming water from a water source, (iii) guide first water of the incoming water through a first flow path and second water of the incoming water through a second flow path, and (iv) spray the first water to the object;
a pair of auxiliary arms that extend in a second extension direction to define a predetermined angle with respect to the main arms, that are coupled to the main arms, and that are configured to (i) rotate about a second axis inside the tub and (ii) spray the second water to the object; and
a pair of auxiliary arm connectors that are disposed at the main arms, that are configured to couple to the auxiliary arms, and that are rotatable with the auxiliary arms, the auxiliary arm connectors including:
an auxiliary flow path guide that is configured to (i) change a water flow direction of the second water from the main arms to the auxiliary arms and (ii) control water pressure of the second water, and
a flow path formation rib that is disposed at an inner surface of the auxiliary flow path guide and that is configured to (i) divide the incoming water into the first water and the second water and (ii) control the water pressure of the second water based on a volume of the second water.

US Pat. No. 10,426,307

CLEANER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A cleaner comprising:a suction unit configured to guide air into the cleaner;
a dust separation unit comprising:
a first cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is suctioned into the cleaner through the suction unit; and
a second cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is discharged from the first cyclone unit;
a suction motor configured to drive a rotation of a rotary impeller via an impeller shaft to generate a suction force that suctions air into the cleaner through the suction unit;
a motor housing that is configured to house the suction motor;
a cleaner body that is configured to accommodate the motor housing, and that has a first opening that provides access to an interior of the cleaner;
a pre-filter that is configured to be inserted into the cleaner body through the first opening, and that is configured to filter air that is discharged from the second cyclone unit and before the air enters the motor housing; and
an exhaust filter unit that is configured to be coupled to the cleaner body to close the first opening of the cleaner body, and that is configured to filter air that is discharged from the suction motor, wherein in a state of being coupled to the cleaner body, the exhaust filter unit is configured to apply pressure to the pre-filter and maintain the pre-filter inserted in the cleaner body.

US Pat. No. 10,426,302

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end and a rear end, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air inlet conduit having an inlet conduit axis;
(b) a suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation;
(c) an air treatment member having a front end and a rear end and a central longitudinal axis extending between the front and rear ends; and,
(d) a handle provided at the rear end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle directly connected to a main body of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle having a hand grip portion and the inlet conduit axis is above the hand grip portion when the hand grip portion is oriented upwardly and forwardly and when the central longitudinal axis is oriented horizontally,
wherein the suction motor is positioned forward of the hand grip portion, and
wherein the air treatment member comprises a cyclone and the central longitudinal axis is a cyclone axis.

US Pat. No. 10,426,298

CAPPED RIM SYSTEM FOR A BATHTUB

KOHLER CO., Kohler, WI (...

1. A bathtub comprising:a bathing well comprising an inner surface, a supporting structure, and a rim, the rim having a rim inner flange extending from the inner surface to an inner well wall and a rim outer flange extending from the inner well wall to the supporting structure, the rim defining an inner well between the rim inner flange, the inner well wall, and the rim outer flange;
a rim cap having a rim cap inner flange disposed over the rim inner flange and a rim cap outer flange disposed over the rim outer flange; and
an electronic component disposed in at least one of the inner well or the rim cap.

US Pat. No. 10,426,296

COFFEE GRINDER

VAN DEUCE PTY LTD, New S...

1. An apparatus for discharging ground coffee beans comprising:a first container for the retention of coffee beans therein, the first container having a first aperture arranged to receive coffee beans therethrough, and an opposing second aperture arranged to dispense coffee beans therethrough;
a conical burr grinder arranged to grind the coffee beans dispensed through the second aperture of the first container;
a motor arranged to drive the conical burr grinder, the motor being disposed within the first container and above the conical burr grinder, wherein the positioning of the motor within the first container is such that there is an evenly distributed weight of the coffee beans retained within the first container on the conical burr grinder;
a motor support portion disposed within and concentric with the first container, the motor support portion being arranged to support the motor directly above the conical burr grinder and to separate the motor from the coffee beans retained within the first container, wherein the motor is centrally positioned within the motor support, and wherein the motor, the motor support and the first container are coaxially aligned; and
the conical burr grinder configured to vertically discharge the ground coffee beans, wherein the motor, the motor support and the first container are axially spaced from the conical burr grinder; and
the apparatus further comprising a second container supported vertically below the conical burr grinder to receive the vertically discharged ground coffee beans from the conical burr grinder; and
the apparatus further comprising a motor shaft partially contained within the motor support and extending through a lower opening of the motor support into the first container.

US Pat. No. 10,426,294

GRILL WITH STOVE ATTACHMENT DEVICE

1. A cooking device, comprising:A. a grill, comprising a grill underside,
B. a stove comprising cookware support extensions,
C. a plurality of legs attached to said grill, and
D. a connection mechanism rigidly attached to said grill underside, wherein said connection mechanism positions said cookware support extensions tightly against said underside of said grill for optimum heat transfer.

US Pat. No. 10,426,292

TEMPERATURE REGULATION DEVICE

THE VOLLRATH COMPANY, L.L...

1. A temperature regulation device comprising: a housing for positioning at least partially in a well and including a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side, and a second side, wherein the first side includes a first support surface that supports the housing when the housing is positioned in a first position relative to the well, and wherein the second side includes a second support surface that supports the housing when the housing is positioned in a second position relative to the well, the first side positioned opposite from the second side; wherein the first support surface is spaced apart from the top surface by a first dimension, and the second support surface is spaced apart from the top surface by a second dimension, wherein the first dimension is larger than the second dimension; wherein the first side comprises a first recess extending from the bottom surface toward the top surface and terminating at the first support surface, and the second side comprises a second recess extending from the bottom surface toward the top surface and terminating at the second support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,426,289

BREWING MATERIAL HOLDER WITH A TOP WATER SPRAY

1. A brewing material holder, comprising:a base having an interior configured to hold brewing material, wherein the base is configured to be placed in a brewing chamber of a coffee maker and includes a recess configured to avoid a bottom puncture needle extending from a bottom of the brewing chamber; and
a removable lid attachable to and detachable from the base, wherein the lid includes:
a water inlet configured to receive an injection needle in fluid communication with a pressurized water supply of the coffee maker; and
a water-dispersing member including:
an injection needle chamber configured to provide space for the injection needle and limiting a release of water from the injection needle to directed sprays of water into the interior of the base;
a central vertical port in the injection needle chamber configured to provide a corresponding one of the directed sprays;
a disk-shaped circular chamber arranged in fluid communication with the injection needle chamber and disposed on a bottom surface of the lid, extending radially from the injection needle chamber above the interior of the base; and
a plurality of angularly spaced-apart second ports arranged in a floor of the circular chamber, spaced radially outward from the injection needle chamber about half the distance from an outer wall of the injection needle chamber to an outer rim of the circular chamber, and configured to provide a corresponding plurality of vertically downward directed sprays into the interior of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,426,288

CIRCULATOR COOKER

Anova Applied Electronics...

1. A sous-vide circulator cooker comprising:a head portion comprising a display;
a middle portion extending along a longitudinal axis from the head portion and having a pump motor therein; and
a lower portion extending along the longitudinal axis from the middle portion, with the middle portion between the head portion and the lower portion, the lower portion comprising:
a skirt having a proximal end attached to the middle portion and a distal end located remotely along the longitudinal axis from the middle portion, the skirt having one or more liquid intake openings passing therethrough,
a heating element located within the skirt,
a pump housing attached at the distal end of the skirt with the heating element between the pump housing and the middle portion, the pump housing having an outlet opening passing therethrough, wherein the outlet opening is oriented away from the longitudinal axis, and the pump housing is rotatable about the longitudinal axis to a plurality of different positions relative to one or more other portions of the sous-vide circulator cooker, and
a pump impeller rotatably mounted within the pump housing and operatively connected to the pump motor, the pump impeller being configured to selectively generate a flow of liquid from the one or more liquid intake openings, past the heating element, into the pump housing, and out through the outlet opening, when the pump housing is in the plurality of different positions.

US Pat. No. 10,426,287

CURTAIN ROD

ABO WINDOW FASHION CORP.,...

1. A curtain rod structure comprising:an inner tube, an outer tube, and a blocking unit disposed between the inner and outer tubes, an outer diameter of the inner tube being smaller than an inner diameter of the outer tube, and the inner tube slidably disposed in the outer tube;
wherein the blocking unit has a fixed sleeve, a spring, an axial rod and a packing cover, the fixed sleeve mounted at an open end of the inner tube and having a non-circular through aperture at a bottom end thereof, an end of the spring disposed in the fixed sleeve, the axial rod being a non-circular rod disposed through the through aperture of the fixed sleeve, an end of the axial rod provided with a tapered securing end for limiting movement out of the through aperture, another end of the axial rod provided with a blocking portion pushing against another end of the spring;
a tapered assembling portion disposed at an end of the blocking portion, a threaded section provided around the assembling portion; and
a tapered aperture having a threaded section is formed in the packing cover and configured for engaging with the assembling portion of the axial rod;
wherein the packing cover has at least one slot and a plurality of ribs configured for holding an inner surface of the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,426,286

INTERIOR DISPLAY HANGING ORNAMENT

Rich Vigil, Lakewood, CO...

1. An interior display hanging ornament, comprising: an ornament body having a mouth with an access port;the access port being large enough to allow a memento to be inserted therethrough and placed in an interior of the ornament body;
the ornament body being at least partially transparent so that an object placed in the interior thereof is visible to an outside observer;
a removably attached port cap attached over the access port and sealing off the interior, the port cap having a port cap lid, a port lip grip, a cap release actuator, a rear cap wall, a front cap wall, a first movement gap, and a second movement gap;
the port lip grip having a first port lip groove engagement protrusion that fits over a port lip on a sidewall of the mouth, the first port lip groove engagement protrusion releasably engaging the port lip groove between the ornament body and the access port to secure the port cap on the ornament body;
the cap release actuator having an upper portion and a lower portion and being attached to the port cap lid via a port cap lid hinge, where the cap release actuator releasably engages the port lip groove between the ornament body and the access port;
the cap release actuator having a second port lip groove engagement protrusion that fits over the port lip on the sidewall of the mouth, the second port lip groove engagement protrusion releasably engaging the port lip groove to secure the port cap on the ornament body;
the rear cap wall and front cap wall extending downwardly from the port cap lid and extending radially between the port lip grip and the cap release actuator respectively along a rear and front surface of the port cap;
the first movement gap and the second movement gap in the port cap separating the cap release actuator respectively from the rear cap wall and the front cap wall; and
a dual hanger loop attached to the port cap and having an upper loop portion and a lower loop portion, the upper loop portion having a hole therethrough so that a hanging device can extend through the hole and suspend the interior display hanging ornament thereby, the lower loop portion having a hole therethrough;
wherein the first movement gap and the second movement gap in the port cap facilitate hinging of the cap release actuator on the port cap lid hinge such that the lower portion is drawn outwards from the port lip when the upper portion is pressed inwards towards the upper loop portion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,285

BELT HANGER, AND BELT HANGING STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

Yonosuke Miki, Hyogo (JP...

1. A belt hanger for supporting at least a locking pin of a pin-type belt that includes a single-pin buckle, the belt hanger comprising a support member capable of suspending and holding the pin-type belt by supporting the locking pin with the support member,wherein the support member comprises a first support portion capable of simultaneously supporting a plurality of portions of the locking pin that are separated in a length direction of the locking pin,
wherein the first support portion of the support member includes a flexible plate-shaped member having a length, a width, a first side, and an opposite second side, the plate-shaped member having at least two through holes arranged side-by-side in the direction of the length of the plate-shaped member, and
the first support portion being configured to support the plurality of portions of the locking pin in the length direction of the locking pin, when the locking pin is in a state of being inserted into a lower through hole out of the at least two through holes from the first side to the second side of the plate-shaped member, and then inserted into an upper through hole out of the at least two through holes from the second side to the first side of the plate-shaped member such that the locking pin is inserted through each of the at least two through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,426,266

QUICK MOUNTING HOLDER STRUCTURE FOR SINKING MECHANICAL EXTENSION DEVICE OF FUNCTIONAL SOFA

1. A quick mounting holder structure for sinking mechanical extension device of functional sofa, comprisinga mounting support;
a stretchable component;
a backrest component; and
a main body;
wherein
the mounting support, the stretchable component, and the backrest component are rotatably installed on the main body;
characterized in that: the mounting support includes a crossbeam and at least one mounting piece;
the crossbeam includes a side panel;
the at least one mounting piece is fixed on the side panel;
the at least one mounting piece is perpendicular to the side panel; and
at least one fixing hole and at least one mounting hole are provided on the at least mounting piece;
wherein the at least one mounting piece is made by bending the side panel with; and
an opening is formed between the at least one mounting piece and the side panel.

US Pat. No. 10,426,263

KITCHEN UTENSIL SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY

1. A kitchen utensil suspension assembly being configured to suspend pots and pans in a kitchen, said assembly comprising:a pair of brackets, each of said brackets being coupled to a vertical support surface, said brackets being spaced apart from each other;
a plurality of supports, each of said supports being pivotally coupled to a respective one of said brackets, each of said supports being positionable in a deployed position having each of said supports being oriented at an angle with respect to the vertical support surface, each of said supports being positionable in a stored position having each of said supports extending upwardly along the vertical support surface; and
a plurality of poles, each of said poles extending through each of said first and second supports wherein each of said poles is configured to have a kitchen utensil suspended thereon for storage;
a panel being coupled between each of said brackets, said panel having a forwardly facing surface;
a motion sensor being coupled to said forwardly facing surface of said panel wherein said motion sensor is configured to detect motion within a trigger distance of said panel; and
a light emitter, said light emitter being coupled to said forwardly facing surface of said panel wherein said light emitter is configured to emit light outwardly therefrom, said light emitter being electrically coupled to said motion sensor, said light emitter being turned on when said motion sensor senses motion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,247

SURFBOARD CARRIER ASSEMBLY

1. A surfboard carrier assembly comprising:a first ring assembly including a first circular loop made of an elastic cord, a first hollow doughnut shaped cover made of a flexible fabric which encapsulates said first loop, and a first pair of straps affixed to said first cover at about diametrically opposed locations upon said first cover; and
a second ring assembly including a second circular loop made of an elastic cord, a second hollow doughnut shaped cover made of a flexible fabric which encapsulates said second loop, and a second pair of straps affixed to said second cover at about diametrically opposed locations upon said cover; and
wherein each of said circular loops has an elongation greater than the elongation of each of said covers.

US Pat. No. 10,426,234

MULTI-ANGLE MULTI-FUNCTION UMBRELLA

19. A space-saver umbrella, comprising:a first post-stabilizing foot;
a second post-stabilizing foot;
a mounting plate,
for mounting on said first post-stabilizing foot, said second post-stabilizing foot, a fence, a balcony, a bumper, a hitch, a tailgate, or a table by being bolted thereon;
a lower post,
said fence-balcony-bumper-and-hitch-mountable plate attached to said lower post;
an upper post;
at least one inner core
for being attached to said
mounting plate and inserted into and bolted to said lower post and said upper post;
a multi-canopy-lifting-arm intersector
attached to said upper post;
a multi-canopy-supporting-arm intersector
slidably attached to said upper post;
a slidable multi-position handle
molded to said multi-canopy-supporting-arm intersector;
a height-adjusting spring-loaded rocker
sandwiched within said slidable multi-position handle;
a handle-locking rocker pin
attached to said height-adjusting spring-loaded rocker;
a plurality of handle-locking post holes respectively
drilled into said upper post;
a foldable multi-canopy-supporting arm
pivotably bolted to said multi-canopy-supporting-arm intersector;
a foldable multi-canopy-lifting arm
pivotably bolted to said multi-canopy-lifting-arm intersector and
said foldable multi-canopy-supporting arm;
a multi-canopy-hanging central tube;
a multi-canopy-deploying rope
threaded through said multi-canopy-supporting-arm intersector, and
threaded through said multi-canopy-hanging central tube;
a central-canopy intersector
attached to said multi-canopy-hanging central tube;
a plurality of central-canopy-supporting ribs respectively
attached to said central-canopy intersector;
a plurality of central-canopy-rib-raising arms respectively
pivotably attached to said central-canopy-supporting ribs;
a central canopy
attached to said central-canopy-supporting ribs;
a ring-canopy-rib intersector
connected to said multi-canopy-hanging central tube;
a plurality of first ring-canopy-supporting ribs respectively
pivotably connected to said ring-canopy-rib intersector and
pivotably attached to said central-canopy-rib-raising arms;
a plurality of second ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of third ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of first conjoined-double-coil caps respectively
slid on and pivotably connected to said first ring-canopy-supporting ribs and said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of first conjoined-double-coil axles respectively
riveted on said first conjoined-double-coil caps, said first ring-canopy-supporting ribs, and said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of first conjoined-double-coil springs respectively
springingly slid onto said first conjoined-double-coil axles;
a plurality of second conjoined-double-coil caps respectively
slid on and pivotably connected to said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs and said third ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of second conjoined-double-coil axles respectively
riveted on said second conjoined-double-coil caps, said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs, and said third ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of second conjoined-double-coil springs respectively
springingly slid onto said second conjoined-double-coil axles;
a ring-canopy-arm intersector
slidably attached to said multi-canopy-hanging central tube,
said multi-canopy-deploying rope
attached to said ring-canopy-arm intersector;
a plurality of ring-canopy-rib-raising arms respectively
foldably attached to said ring-canopy-arm intersector;
a ring canopy
attached to said first ring-canopy-supporting ribs and said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
four pockets,
said ring canopy having a plurality of corners and a plurality of inner edges,
said four pockets respectively sewn to said corners of said ring canopy;
a plurality of canopy-size-adjusting flaps respectively
sewn to said inner edges of said ring canopy; and
a plurality of canopy-size-adjusting holes respectively
drilled into said first ring-canopy-supporting ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,426,218

RETRACTABLE HIGH HEEL SHOE

1. A retractable high heel shoe, comprising:a shoe having an upper portion extending perpendicularly upwards from a sole defining an interior volume configured to receive a foot therein;
a heel having a lower side affixed to the sole at a rear side of the shoe;
wherein the heel comprises a plurality of sections;
the plurality of sections in a telescopic configuration;
the plurality of sections configured to move between an extended position and a retracted position;
a button disposed on a front sidewall of the heel, wherein the button is affixed to a first end of an engagement member, the engagement member engaging the heel when in an engaged position and disengaging the heel when in a disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,426,191

SMOKING ARTICLE INCLUDING FLAVOUR GRANULES HAVING PERMEABLE OUTER LAYER

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A method for the production of a flavour granule for a smoking article, the method comprising the steps of:forming an inner core by compaction of particles of herbaceous plant material;
providing a coating suspension comprising between 20 percent and 30 percent by weight of coloured binder particles comprising at least one colourant and at least one polymeric binder in a solvent;
applying the coating suspension to an outer surface of the inner core to form an outer layer, wherein the coating suspension is applied to the inner core within a coating system and wherein within that coating system the vapour pressure of the solvent is greater than 5 kPa; and
drying the outer layer to evaporate the solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,426,187

CONTAINER SEALING DEVICE FOR HIGH-PRESSURE CHAMBER

UHDE HIGH PRESSURE TECHNO...

1. A device for high-pressure treatment of goods, the device comprising:a pressure vessel defining a high-pressure chamber therewithin;
a holding frame configured to hold the high-pressure chamber during an application of high pressure;
at least one end-side closure with a closure plug configured to seal the high-pressure chamber;
at least one hydraulic drive configured to move the closure plug into the chamber, the at least one hydraulic drive including a hydraulic cylinder with a hydraulic piston;
a support device that is removably positionable between the pressure vessel and the holding frame, wherein during the application of high pressure the support device transmits force between the at least one end-side closure and the holding frame;
a force transmission device in the form of a semicircular disk that absorbs axial forces applied to the at least one end-side closure by the application of high pressure; and
a pump that performs the application of high pressure to the high-pressure chamber when the hydraulic piston is inactive and when the support device is removably positioned between the closure plug and the force transmission device,
wherein the side of the force transmission device facing the high-pressure chamber includes a receptacle configured to accommodate the hydraulic cylinder with the hydraulic piston that is configured to act on the closure plug,
wherein the receptacle is aligned with an axis of the pressure vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,426,185

TASTE SUBSTANCE-SUPPLYING ARTICLE

KEIO UNVERSITY, Tokyo (J...

1. A taste substance-supplying device, comprising:a seasoning, an amount of which is substantially smaller than an amount that is normally desired;
a taste-releasing part configured to retain the seasoning and to release the seasoning; and
a fixing part, formed with an adhesive, and configured to fix the taste-releasing part in an oral cavity so that the taste-releasing part can be in contact with at least a portion of taste receptors located within the oral cavity,
wherein the taste-releasing part directly supplies the seasoning to the taste receptors.

US Pat. No. 10,426,162

INTERACTION BETWEEN ANTIMICROBIAL QUATERNARY COMPOUNDS AND ANIONIC SURFACTANTS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. An antimicrobial composition, comprising:a quaternary ammonium compound having the formula:

wherein groups R1, R2, R3, and R4 are alkyl groups that
are substituted, unsubstituted, saturated, unsaturated, branched, unbranched, cyclic, acyclic, and/or aromatic, each having less than a C20 chain length, and wherein X? is an anionic counterion; and
a C6-C18 akoxylated or un-alkoxylated linear or branched chain carboxylate, anionic polymer or anionic chelant, wherein the anionic chelant or polymer is an aminocarboxylate or derivative thereof, a phosphonic acid or phosphonate salt;
wherein the composition is a ready to use solution, or a solid or liquid concentrate that is soluble in water, has a pH of about 1 to about 12 and is substantially free of silanes, and oxidants.

US Pat. No. 10,426,157

HUNTING DECOY HARNESS WITH WING ACCESSORIES AND METHOD OF USE

1. A hunting decoy system comprising:a hunting decoy having a body with a top face, two side faces, and a bottom face;
two sets of receivers each containing a front receiver and a rear receiver, wherein each set of receivers is connected to one of said two side faces of said hunting decoy body;
a pair of structural wires, each connected to one respective set of said front and rear receivers;
a pair of wire-framed wings, each terminating into a pair of end tips configured to be inserted into a respective set of said receivers; and
a pair of wing sleeves, each configured to be placed over one of said pair of wire-framed wings, and each of said pair of wing sleeves including a flap which wraps about a portion of one of said structural wires, thereby securing said pair of wing sleeves and said pair of wire-framed wings to said hunting decoy.

US Pat. No. 10,426,152

SPOOL BRAKE DEVICE

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

17. A dual bearing reel comprising:a reel body;
a spool coupled to the reel body;
a handle coupled to the reel body; and
a spool brake device comprising:
a brake unit configured to electrically brake the spool of the spool brake device;
a detector configured to detect a rotational speed of the spool; and
a controller configured to control a braking force of the brake unit,
wherein the braking force is controlled by the controller based on a detected rotational speed of the spool such that when the rotational speed of the spool is detected to be less than a predetermined rotational speed, the controller sets the braking force according to a regular braking mode having a regular braking force, and when the rotational speed of the spool is detected to be equal to or higher than the predetermined rotational speed, the controller sets the braking force according to an emergency braking mode having an emergency braking force, wherein the emergency braking force is greater than the regular braking force.

US Pat. No. 10,426,090

FORAGE HARVESTER MATERIAL APPLICATOR SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

Great Lakes Forage System...

1. A method of using an agricultural forage treatment applicator system to deliver a granular treatment material to forage during harvesting, the method comprising:harvesting forage from a field with a motorized forage harvester as the harvester moves in the field under power provided by a motor of the motorized forage harvester;
providing a vacuum and conveying harvested forage through a chute, the motorized forage harvester having an operator cab, within which an operator is located, disposed above the chute;
providing a bin mounted on the motorized forage harvester;
rotating a helical auger having a shaft rotatably mounted in a bottom of the bin to convey a granular treatment material in the bin toward an exit opening defined by the bin;
transferring the granular treatment material to a tube;
moving the granular treatment material through the tube with the vacuum toward a harvested forage moving in the chute so that the granular treatment material mixes with the harvested forage;
sensing with a sensor a rotation of the shaft as the shaft rotates to generate a first signal;
providing a controller in the operator cab, the controller including a manually adjustable actuator, the controller in communication with the sensor;
displaying a first indicia to the operator in the operator cab representative of a first RPM associated with the first signal;
displaying a second indicia to the operator in the operator cab representative of a measured harvested forage rate of forage material harvested by the motorized forage harvester;
adjusting the actuator of the controller to selectively change the first RPM to a second RPM so that the auger applies an amount of the granular treatment material to the harvested forage based on the second indicia representative of the measured harvested forage rate displayed inside the cab to the operator.

US Pat. No. 10,426,086

CHAFF SPREADER WITH SEED BRUISING

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A chaff spreader for an agricultural combine, the chaff spreader comprising:a first chaff accelerator and a second chaff accelerator subsequently positioned so that, in operation, chaff particles are accelerated by the first chaff accelerator to an intermediate energy level after which the chaff particles are further accelerated by the second chaff accelerator to an ejection energy level, each of the first chaff accelerator and the second chaff accelerator being formed as a disk comprising a plurality of rotor blades, each of the first and second chaff accelerators having a periphery; and
a chaff transporting channel for guiding the chaff particles from an output of the first chaff accelerator to an input of the second chaff accelerator, the chaff transporting channel arranged outside of the peripheries of the first and second chaff accelerators,
wherein the plurality of rotor blades of the disk of the first chaff accelerator and the plurality of rotor blades of the disk of the second chaff accelerator are equivalent to each other and mounted to rotate around a common axis.

US Pat. No. 10,426,074

AGRICULTURAL MACHINE HAVING A FOLDING ASSISTANCE DEVICE

KUHN S.A., Saverne (FR)

1. An agricultural machine comprising:first and second sections hinged to each other via a hinge;
an oblong hole being made in a flange of one of the first and second sections; and
a connecting device including:
an actuator which causes the second section to pivot relative to the first section, and
a travel stop pivotally mounted on the flange,
wherein the actuator includes a movable pivot rod which has a longitudinal axis transverse to the oblong hole, the movable pivot rod being arranged to slide in the oblong hole along a length of the oblong hole,
wherein in a free state of the travel stop, the travel stop is rotatably movable relative to the oblong hole, and
wherein in a blocking state of the travel stop, the travel stop obstructs the oblong hole such that the pivot rod abuts the travel stop, thereby limiting the sliding of the pivot rod in the oblong hole, the travel stop reaching the blocking state of the travel stop by rotating from the free state of the travel stop.
US Pat. No. 10,426,825

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND THERAPIES FOR ADMINISTERING ANTIGEN PEPTIDE

Kenichiro Hasumi, Tokyo ...

1. A composition to reduce inflammation in a patient with a Propionibacterium acnes infection, comprising:a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3; and
a TNF inhibitor.
US Pat. No. 10,429,389

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING ALTERED LEUKOCYTE PROFILES

1. A method for identifying an altered leukocyte profile by pattern recognition comprising the steps of:a) receiving, at an input module executable on a processor, counts or relative percentages of more than two leukocyte cell types in a biological fluid from each of one or more individuals, said counts or percentages constituting input data points;
b) generating, using the processor, a plurality of combination data points, each combination data point being a value calculated from more than two input data points, each input data point corresponding to a distinct leukocyte cell type;
c) generating, using a processor, pairs of i) an input data point and a combination data point or ii) two combination data points;
d) generating, using a processor, a plurality of secondary data values from the pairs generated in c);
e) constructing, using a processor, a plurality of 3-D plots, each plot having a plurality of plot points, each plot point having three coordinates, wherein each coordinate is an input data point or a secondary data value , and at least one of the coordinates is a secondary data value; and
f) performing, using the processor, pattern recognition of: perpendicular subsets of the plot points, a bifurcated subset of the plot points, two or more non-overlapping subsets of the plot points, or combinations thereof, thereby selecting the 3-D plots useful for identifying an altered leukocyte profile.
US Pat. No. 10,431,439

TANTALUM SPUTTERING TARGET

1. A disk-shaped tantalum sputtering target having a recrystallized structure and a diameter of 450 mm? and containing niobium and tungsten as essential components each in an amount of 1 massppm or more and 5 massppm or less, and having a purity of 99.9999% or higher excluding niobium, tungsten and gas components, wherein an average crystal grain size of the tantalum sputtering target is 50 ?m or more and 150 ?m or less, variation of the crystal grain size is 20% or less, and variation of contents of the niobium and tungsten in the tantalum sputtering target is 30% or less, and wherein the variation of the crystal grain size is defined as a percentage determined by measuring the crystal grain size of the tantalum sputtering target at a total of 9 points, including a center point of the target, four points at half radius of the target, and four points adjacent an outer periphery of the target, and by calculating a variation thereof with a formula of ((maximum value?minimum value)/(maximum value+minimum value))×100.
US Pat. No. 10,429,392

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER

BIONTECH RNA PHARMACEUTIC...

1. A method for diagnosis, detection or monitoring of a glioblastoma characterized by expression of a tumor antigen, the method comprising the detection of and/or determination of the quantity of one or more parameters selected from the group consisting of:(i) a nucleic acid which codes for said tumor antigen or a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(ii) a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(iii) an antibody which binds to a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(iv) a T cell that recognizes a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen, and
(v) a cell which presents a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen peptide derived from a tumor antigen,
in a biological sample isolated from a patient,
wherein said tumor antigen comprises an amino acid sequence encoded by a nucleic acid which comprises the nucleic acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2 of the sequence listing and said tumor antigen peptide comprises an amino acid sequence corresponding to the amino acid sequence of a fragment of said tumor antigen, wherein said tumor antigen peptide comprises at least 6 consecutive amino acids of said tumor antigen, wherein the presence of the nucleic acid, peptide, antibody, T cell, or cell in the biological sample or an increased quantity of the nucleic acid, peptide, antibody, T cell, or cell in the biological sample compared to a reference level is indicative of glioblastoma.
US Pat. No. 10,428,385

PROGNOSTIC METHOD FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PROSTATE CANCER

PHADIA AB, Uppsala (SE)

1. A method for determining PCa markers in an individual, comprising the steps of:(i) Providing at least one biological sample from said individual;
(ii) Contacting the biological sample with an assay device comprising a solid phase having immobilised thereon a first category of ligands which bind specifically to at least 80 SNPs related to PCa (SNPpc), the first category of ligands including a plurality of different ligands binding specifically to each of said SNPpc, wherein
(a) the at least 80 SNPpc are selected from the group consisting of 657de15, rs10086908, rs1016343, rs10187424, rs1041449, rs10486567, rs1054564, rs10875943, rs10896449, rs10934853, rs10993994, rs11067228, rs11135910, rs11228565, rs11568818, rs11649743, rs11650494, rs11672691, rs11704416, rs12130132, rs12409639, rs12418451, rs12500426, rs12543663, rs12621278, rs12653946, rs1270884, rs130067, rs13252298, rs13385191, rs1354774, rs1363120, rs137853007, rs138213197, rs1447295, rs1465618, rs1512268, rs1571801, rs16901979, rs16902094, rs17021918, rs17632542, rs17879961, rs1859962, rs1894292, rs1933488, rs1983891, rs2018334, rs2121875, rs2242652, rs2273669, rs2292884, rs2405942, rs2660753, rs2735839, rs2736098, rs2928679, rs3213764, rs339331, rs3771570, rs3850699, rs3863641, rs401681, rs4245739, rs4430796, rs445114, rs4643253, rs4857841, rs4962416, rs5759167, rs5919432, rs5945619, rs6062509, rs620861, rs6465657, rs6763931, rs684232, rs6869841, rs6983267, rs6983561, rs7127900, rs7210100, rs721048, rs7241993, rs7611694, rs7679673, rs7931342, rs8008270, rs8102476, rs888663, rs902774, rs9364554, rs9600079, and rs9623117; or
(b) the at least 80 SNPpc are selected from the group consisting of rs582598, rs439378, rs2207790, rs1046011, rs10458360, rs7525167, rs10489871, rs7529518, rs4245739, rs4512641, rs10178804, rs11900952, rs1873555, rs10191478, rs6755901, rs6545962, rs721048, rs2710647, rs12612891, rs2028900, rs1009, rs12233245, rs6760417, rs10496470, rs10199796, rs12475433, rs16860513, rs12151618, rs3765065, rs13017302, rs12988652, rs871688, rs749264, rs3771570, rs4346531, rs6770955, rs12637074, rs2660753, rs13319878, rs6437715, rs2162185, rs1515542, rs2270785, rs9830294, rs1439024, rs6762443, rs888507, rs6794467, rs12490248, rs1477886, rs4833103, rs3796547, rs17779822, rs2366711, rs16849146, rs1894292, rs12640320, rs3805284, rs12500426, rs4699312, rs17021918, rs7679673, rs2047408, rs2647262, rs12506850, rs7658048, rs2078277, rs12505546, rs13113975, rs4246742, rs2736098, rs401681, rs11134144, rs10060513, rs40485, rs2087724, rs1482679, rs16901841, rs1295683, rs2070874, rs7752029, rs2018334, rs9358913, rs1140809, rs409558, rs3096702, rs9267911, rs2025645, rs9359428, rs6569371, rs2813532, rs1933488, rs712242, rs6934898, rs9456490, rs651164, rs3120137, rs9364554, rs9457937, rs10486562, rs10807843, rs7801918, rs6962297, rs2465796, rs6957416, rs7777631, rs2272316, rs6961773, rs2132276, rs13265330, rs16887736, rs2911756, rs2272668, rs2339654, rs1380862, rs9297746, rs12543663, rs10086908, rs16901922, rs1016343, rs17832285, rs16901979, rs4871779, rs10107982, rs16902094, rs620861, rs17467139, rs6983267, rs9297756, rs10094059, rs7818556, rs1992833, rs986472, rs12552397, rs4273907, rs4237185, rs753032, rs11253002, rs2386841, rs10795841, rs10508422, rs7075945, rs10508678, rs539357, rs10826398, rs3818714, rs7090755, rs10993994, rs4382847, rs1891158, rs10887926, rs10788160, rs6579002, rs10832514, rs7358335, rs1944047, rs3019779, rs10896437, rs12793759, rs7106762, rs7102758, rs2449600, rs585197, rs2509867, rs11568818, rs7125415, rs11601037, rs11222496, rs4570588, rs6489721, rs3213764, rs17395631, rs4423250, rs11168936, rs10875943, rs3759129, rs902774, rs1827611, rs4760442, rs11610799, rs6539333, rs11067228, rs7485441, rs6489794, rs4119478, rs17070292, rs2293710, rs17256058, rs1950198, rs2331780, rs7141529, rs12880777, rs17123359, rs785437, rs524908, rs12903579, rs7178085, rs7164364, rs896615, rs11634741, rs9972541, rs12594014, rs11631109, rs1558902, rs8044335, rs2738571, rs885479, rs385894, rs684232, rs4925094, rs17138478, rs11649743, rs2107131, rs7213769, rs12946864, rs306801, rs138213197, rs1863610, rs17224342, rs9911515, rs12947919, rs966304, rs17744022, rs7234917, rs1943821, rs2227270, rs1363120, rs888663, rs1227732, rs1054564, rs4806120, rs11672691, rs758643, rs3745233, rs6509345, rs2659051, rs2735839, rs1354774, rs2691274, rs6090461, rs2297434, rs6062509, rs2315654, rs2823118, rs2838053, rs398146, rs16988279, rs2269640, rs4822763, rs132774, rs747745, rs5978944, rs6530238, rs5934705, rs5935063, rs4830488, rs17318620, rs5945619, rs5945637, rs11091768, rs2473057, rs5918762, rs4844228, rs6625760 and rs17324573;
(iii) In said biological sample, measuring a presence or absence of each of the at least 80 SNPpc binding the ligands in the first category; and
(iv) Combining measurement data of the at least 80 SNPpc binding ligands from said first category of ligands from step (iii) according to a first predetermined equation to form a SNPpc composite value, wherein the combination according to the first predetermined equation allows omission of measurement data of a subset of at least about 10% of the SNPpc of the SNPpc category when forming the SNPpc composite value.
US Pat. No. 10,427,109

COMPOSITE SEMIPERMEABLE MEMBRANE AND PRODUCTION THEREOF

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A composite semipermeable membrane comprising:a substrate;
a porous supporting layer formed on the substrate; and
a separation functional layer formed on the porous supporting layer, the separation functional layer having a rear surface facing the porous supporting layer and a front surface on an opposite side,
wherein the separation functional layer contains crosslinked wholly aromatic polyamide as a main component and contains carboxy groups,
a ratio of (molar equivalent of the carboxy groups)/(molar equivalent of amide groups) in functional groups contained in the separation functional layer crosslinked wholly aromatic polyamide is 0.40 or more and 0.60 or less, wherein the ratio is obtained using 13C solid-state NMR measurement according to the CP/MAS method and the DD/MAS method, wherein from the obtained spectra, for each peak derived from a carbon atom to which each functional group is bonded, peak division is performed and the amount of the functional group is quantified from the area of the divided peak,
an average ratio of oxygen atoms/nitrogen atoms in front and rear surfaces of the separation functional layer is 0.80 or more and 0.95 or less, wherein the average ratio is obtained by using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis,
the separation functional layer is coated with a hydrophilic polymer, and
the separation functional layer contains phenolic hydroxyl groups such that a ratio of (molar equivalent of the phenolic hydroxyl groups)/(molar equivalent of the amide groups) is 0.10 or less, wherein the ratio is obtained using 13C solid-state NMR measurement according to the CP/MAS method and the DD/MAS method, wherein from the obtained spectra, for each peak derived from a carbon atom to which each functional group is bonded, peak division is performed and the amount of the functional group is quantified from the area of the divided peak.
US Pat. No. 10,428,150

ANTI-SORTILIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Alector LLC, South San F...

1. An isolated anti-Sortilin antibody that binds to human Sortilin, wherein the anti-Sortilin antibody decreases cellular levels of Sortilin and increases extracellular levels of Progranulin, wherein the anti-Sortilin antibody comprises a light chain variable domain and a heavy chain variable domain, wherein the light chain variable domain comprises: an HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9, an HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 29, and an HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 55, and wherein the heavy chain variable domain comprises: an HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 129, an HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 155, and an HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 190.
US Pat. No. 10,427,133

ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING CYCLODEXTRIN COMPLEXES

1. An absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, the absorbent core comprising:a substituted cyclodextrin complex comprising:
one or more odor controlling organic compounds; and
substituted cyclodextrin;
wherein the substituted cyclodextrin complex has a substitution degree of about 0.4 to about 2.5 —R substituents per glucose unit of cyclodextrin, and wherein substitution in position 2 is about 20% or above, substitution in position 6 is about 20% or above, and substitution in position 3 is less than that of position 2 or position 6.
US Pat. No. 10,427,135

AMINOPOLYCARBOXYLIC ACIDS USEFUL AS PROCESSING AIDS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF SUPERABSORBENTS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for producing water-absorbing polymeric particles by polymerizing a monomer solution or suspension consisting ofa) at least one ethylenically unsaturated acid-functional monomer which is optionally present at least partly in salt form,
b) at least one crosslinker,
c) at least one initiator,
d) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers copolymerizable with the monomers mentioned under a),
e) one or more water-soluble polymers,
f) water,
g) additives and/or active substances,
wherein said process further comprises drying the polymer obtained, and grinding the dried polymer and sieving the ground polymer, and surface-postcrosslinking the dried, and ground and sieved polymer, and aftertreating the surface-postcrosslinked polymer with at least one aftertreating agent,
wherein the polymerization is carried out in the presence of a chelating agent comprising ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid and/or salts thereof and in a kneader,
wherein the addition of the chelating agent is to the monomer solution or suspension before the polymerization and/or the addition of the chelating agent is to the contents of the kneader during the polymerization,
wherein the chelating agent is added to the monomer solution or suspension in an overall amount of at least 5 ppm based on the amount of unneutralized monomer;
wherein the chelating agent controls the polymerization kinetics; and
wherein the resulting water-absorbing polymeric particles have an absorption under pressure of 49.2 g/cm2 (0.7 psi) of at least 22 g/g, as determined according to EDANA Method No. WSP 241.3-10.
US Pat. No. 10,426,116

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068124

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068124, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124841.
US Pat. No. 10,426,120

MAIZE HYBRID X80M877

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed of hybrid maize variety X80M877, representative seed produced by crossing a first plant of variety PH4358 with a second plant of variety PH42RF, wherein representative seed of the varieties PH4358 and PH42RF have been deposited under ATCC Accession Numbers PTA-124774 and PTA-124807, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,426,123

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 216259450112

SGI GENETICS, INC., St. ...

1. A seed of soybean cultivar 216259450112, wherein a sample of seed of soybean cultivar 216259450112 is deposited under NCIMB No. 43421.
US Pat. No. 10,428,193

POLYURETHANE PREPREGS WITH CONTROLLABLE TACK

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. Process for producing a laminate, comprising the steps of:a) providing a reactive composition comprising at least the following constituents:
at least one blocked isocyanate hardener,
at least one binder which is a polyol compound having an OH functionality of 3 to 6 and which has at least one polar functional group selected from an ester, carbonate, amide, urethane, urea, thioester or thiocarbonate functionality;
at least one co-binder which is an epoxy resin,
at least one hardener which corresponds to the co-binder and is selected from the group comprising the following substance classes: aliphatic polyamines, cycloaliphatic polyamines, polyetheramines, polymercaptans or polyamidoamines, polycarboxylic acids, polycarboxylic anhydrides;
b) providing fibres;
c) coating the fibres with the reactive composition;
d) exposing at least the reactive composition to heat to perform a first crosslinking reaction, in the course of which hardener and binder are converted to a thermoplastic polymer, the fibres being embedded into the thermoplastic polymer;
e) obtaining a prepreg comprising the thermoplastic polymer with the fibres embedded therein,
characterized in that
the reactive composition is provided in such a way that the glass transition temperature of the thermoplastic polymer measured in the second heating curve at 10 K/min according to the DSC method as defined in DIN 53765 is above 30° C., through
i) use of a polyol compound or a mixture of a number of polyol compounds as binder, the OH number measured according to DIN 53 240-2 or mean OH number of which is above 300 mg KOH/g,
and/or
ii) choice of the proportion of hardener which corresponds to the co-binder in the reactive composition at greater than 2% by weight, based on the total solids content of the reactive composition,
characterized in that the fibres are provided continuously from a roll as a textile fabric, in that the textile fabric is coated continuously with the reactive composition, and in that the textile fabric coated with the reactive composition is exposed continuously to heat to perform the first crosslinking reaction, such that the thermoplastic polymer with the fibres embedded therein forms a continuous prepreg in the form of a strip which is cut into individual sections and the individual sections are layered in a stack and pressed to form a laminate.
US Pat. No. 10,426,159

HIGHLY EFFICIENT ENHANCERS FOR ANTIFREEZE PROTEIN ACTIVITY

The Trustees of Californi...

1. A process for increasing the thermal hysteresis of an antifreeze protein, comprising:selecting (i) an antifreeze protein from the group consisting of polypeptides or proteins having at least the following partial amino acid sequence of DAFP-1 (SEQ ID NO: 2):
QCTGG SDCRS CTVSC TDCQN CPNAR TACTR SSNCI NALTC TDSYD CHNAE TCTRS TNCYK AKTCT GSTNC YEATA CTDST GCP,
and polypeptides or proteins having an amino acid sequence that differs from the above partial amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, but that exhibits more than 60% homology with the above partial amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and contains at least one arginine residue, wherein said antifreeze protein has a baseline thermal hysteresis, and (ii) an enhancer selected from the group consisting of: NADH, NAD, TNAD, PAAD, CoA, FAD, NADP, NADPH, fragments and analogs thereof having a formula:
(nitrogenous base-R1)l-(carbohydrate moiety-R2 and/or R3)m-(phosphate)n-(carbohydrate moiety-R2 and/or R3)o-(nitrogenous base-R4)p and salts and hydrates thereof, where the nitrogenous base and the carbohydrate moiety are among those found in NADH, NAD, TNAD, PAAD, CoA, FAD, NADP and NADPH, 1=0 or 1, m=0, 1, 2, 3 or 4, n=0, 1, 2 or 3, o=0, 1, 2, 3 or 4, p=0 or 1, at least one of m, n and o is at least 1, m+o is not greater than 4, and no more than three of l, m, n, o, and p may be 0, where R1=H, COOH, CONH2, COOCH3, COOC2H5, COOC3H7, CONHCH3, CON(CH3)2, CSNH2, NH2, NHCH3, N(CH3)2, COH, F, Cl, Br, I, OH, OCH3, or OC2H5, R2=H or PO3H, R3=H or PO3H, R4 is H, COOH, CONH2, COOCH3, COOC2H5, COOC3H7, CONHCH3, CON(CH3)2, CSNH2, NH2, NHCH3, N(CH3)2, COH, F, Cl, Br, I, OH, OCH3, or OC2H5, and when n is 0, at least one R2 and/or R3=PO3H; andcontacting said antifreeze protein with an amount of said enhancer in an aqueous solution to form a combination, wherein the combination has a thermal hysteresis activity level of at least double said baseline thermal hysteresis.
US Pat. No. 10,428,208

CROSS-LINKABLE NITRILE RUBBER COMPOSITION AND CROSS-LINKED RUBBER

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A cross-linkable nitrile rubber composition comprisinga highly saturated nitrile rubber (A) containing ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units in a ratio of from 10 to 60 wt % and having an iodine value of 120 or less,
a master batch (B) containing an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (b1) having a melt flow rate measured under a load of 21.18N at 190° C. of from 0.5 to 1000 g/10 min. and containing vinyl acetate monomer units in a ratio of from 5 to 50 wt % and an organic staple fiber (b2) having an average fiber length of from 0.5 to 12 mm, and
a cross-linking agent (C),
wherein a ratio of a weight of the ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (b1) to a weight of the organic staple fiber (b2) in the master batch (B) is in a range of from 30:70 to 80:20.
US Pat. No. 10,428,214

CATIONICALLY CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION

THREEBOND CO., LTD., Tok...

1. A cationically curable resin composition comprising:component (A): a cationically polymerizable compound;
component (B): a photo-cationic polymerization initiator;
component (C): a thermal cationic polymerization initiator; and
component (D): a compound having an isocyanuric ring,
wherein a content of the component (D) is 0.01 to 5 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the component (A).
US Pat. No. 10,427,979

GYPSUM PANELS, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LL...

1. A method of making a gypsum panel, comprising:combining gypsum stucco and a halide salt sequestration agent with water to form a gypsum slurry; and
setting the gypsum slurry to form at least a portion of a gypsum core,
wherein the halide salt sequestration agent is present in an amount effective to sequester at least 25 percent, by weight, of halide salt present in the gypsum stucco.
US Pat. No. 10,428,035

PROCESS FOR THE EPOXIDATION OF AN OLEFIN

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for the epoxidation of an olefin by continuously reacting the olefin with hydrogen peroxide in a methanol solvent on a fixed bed epoxidation catalyst comprising a titanium zeolite, wherein:a) hydrogen peroxide is used as an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution made by an anthraquinone process;
b) the aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution is mixed with methanol to give a feed mixture; and
c) said feed mixture is filtered before being contacted with the fixed bed epoxidation catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,428,292

FUNCTIONAL POLYALKYL (METH)ACRYLATES WITH ENHANCED DEMULSIBILITY PERFORMANCE

Evonik Oil Additives GmbH...

1. A polyalkyl(meth)acrylate polymer, comprising:(a) 0% to 8% by weight of methyl (meth)acrylate;
(b) 1.5% to 4.5% by weight of a hydroxyl-substituted C1-4 alkyl (meth)acrylate; and
(c) 87.5% to 98.5% by weight of at least one C6-30 alkyl (meth)acrylate, wherein
the polyalkyl(meth)acrylate polymer has a weight-average molecular weight Mw in the range of 30,000 to 130,000 g/mol.
US Pat. No. 10,428,341

TRANSGENIC POTATO PLANTS WITH INCREASED HYALURONAN PRODUCTION

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A genetically modified potato plant cell comprising a nucleic acid molecule coding for a hyaluronan synthase stably integrated into its genome and a foreign nucleic acid molecule coding for a protein having the enzymatic activity of a glutamine:fructose 6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT), wherein said plant cell has an increased activity of a protein having the activity of a GFAT compared to corresponding non genetically modified wild-type plant cells, and wherein said cell synthesizes an increased amount of hyaluronan compared to a plant cell having the activity of a hyaluronan synthase and no increased activity of a GFAT.

US Pat. No. 10,433,294

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNAL OF V2X TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a synchronization signal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a secondary synchronization signal; and
transmitting the generated secondary synchronization signal,
wherein the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted only in subframe 5 among subframe 0 to subframe 9, when the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted by a V-UE (vehicle user equipment), and
wherein the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted only in the subframe 0 among the subframe 0 to the subframe 9, when the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted by a D2D (Device-to-Device) UE.

US Pat. No. 10,433,292

LTE CHANNEL ACCESS OVER UNLICENSED BANDS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

12. A base station for wireless communications, comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable by the processor to:
perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) at the base station associated with a first radio access technology (RAT) to determine availability of a shared spectrum,
transmit, by the base station, a first waveform to user equipments (UEs) associated with the first RAT over the shared spectrum when a determination is made that the shared spectrum is available, the first waveform comprising a first component configured to be readable by a first device associated with a second RAT different from the first RAT and a second component configured to be readable by a second device associated with the first RAT, the first component comprising a first allocation of resources for the second RAT and the second component comprising a second allocation of resources for the first RAT; and
receive, at the base station, a second waveform from one or more of the UEs associated with the first RAT, the second waveform being transmitted responsive to the first waveform and being received over the shared spectrum and being configured to indicate that the respective UE has channel access over the shared spectrum to receive data from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,291

DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION WINDOW DETECTION AND DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:receiving a user equipment (UE) measurement report from a UE that includes information regarding a discovery reference signal (DRS) of a neighbor cell;
determining, based at least in part on the UE measurement report, one or more parameters associated with a DRS transmission window of the neighbor cell; and
transmitting a message that includes a DRS measurement timing configuration (DMTC) to the UE, wherein the DMTC is based at least in part on the one or more parameters associated with the DRS transmission window of the neighbor cell determined based at least in part on the UE measurement report.

US Pat. No. 10,433,290

UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for sending information in a communications system, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (HE), a radio resource control (RRC) configuration signaling from a base station carrying indication information instructing the HE to perform spatial bundling on hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information, wherein the spatial bundling is an AND logical operation on the HARQ ACK/NACK information, and the HARQ ACK/NACK information comprises two bits corresponding to two codewords of a carrier;
performing, by the UE, according to the indication information, the spatial bundling on the HARQ ACK/NACK information by performing the AND logical operation on the two bits of the HARQ ACK/NACK information to determine bundled HARQ information, wherein the bundled HARQ information comprises 1-hit ACK/NACK information; and
sending, by the HE, the bundled HARQ information on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource.

US Pat. No. 10,433,289

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD WHICH UTILIZES A FIRST FRAME INCLUDING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION RESOURCE INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:communication circuitry configured to:
transmit a first frame comprising wireless communication resource information in which resources selectable as uplink resources are specified from a plurality of resources and attribute information related to transmission of a second frame; and
receive the second frame transmitted as a response to the first frame,
wherein the second frame is transmitted using at least one resource selected from the selectable resources specified in the first frame on the basis of the attribute information, and
wherein the resource information comprises information related to a frequency resource and information related to a spatial stream.

US Pat. No. 10,433,287

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of receiving uplink control information in a carrier aggregation environment, the method comprising:transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), n respective Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) transmissions through n respective downlink component carriers;
receiving, from the UE, encoded integrated response data in response to the n respective PDSCH transmissions;
determining k bits of integrated response data by performing a block decoding of the received encoded integrated response data;
extracting n respective pieces of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) response data, each piece having a size of 1 bit or 2 bits, from the determined k bits of integrated response data, wherein the n respective pieces correspond to the n respective PDSCH transmissions through the n respective downlink component carriers and are located in the integrated response data according to a preset order, wherein each of the n respective pieces of HARQ response data are either configured as 1 bit corresponding to one codeword and the 2 bits corresponding to two codewords; and
determining whether to perform one or more retransmissions for the n respective PDSCH transmissions by using the n respective pieces of HARQ response data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,286

LAYER 2 RELAY TO SUPPORT COVERAGE AND RESOURCE-CONSTRAINED DEVICES IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A mobile communications relay device, comprising:a transceiver configured to exchange control signals with a network node;
a processor; and
a memory coupled to said processor and containing instructions that configure the processor to operate the transceiver to exchange said control signals,
wherein said instructions further configure the processor to pass a first proper subset of said control signals to a remote device without operating according to said control signals, and to operate according to control signals in a second proper subset of said control signals that is distinct from the first proper subset thereby operating on behalf of said remote device to support communication between said remote device and said network node;
wherein said first proper subset includes RRC and PDCP control signals from an E-UTRAN protocol stack;
wherein said second proper subset includes RLC, MAC, and PHY control signals from the E-UTRAN protocol stack.

US Pat. No. 10,433,285

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A first electronic device for executing a control command, the first electronic device comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with a second electronic device or a server;
a memory configured to store a grouping table, wherein the grouping table is configured by mapping each control command with at least one second electronic device, and each of the control commands is to be executed by a mapped second device; and
a controller configured to:
receive a control command from the server, wherein the control command is one of a silent mode transition command, a vibration mode transition command, airplane mode transition command, or a display brightness adjustment command;
identify whether the received control command is in the grouping table;
identify whether the first electronic device is a master electronic device, in case of the received control command being in the grouping table;
transmit the control command to the at least one second electronic device mapped to the control command, in case of the first electronic device being the master electronic device; and
execute the received control command, in case of the first electronic device being the master electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,284

BEARER MANAGEMENT FOR PROSE DIRECT DISCOVERY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:sending, from a user equipment (UE), a connection request that indicates a service type and that includes an information element (IE), wherein the IE indicates at least one bearer of a set of bearers that is to be suspended for communications of the indicated service type and an evolved packet system (EPS) bearer context status IE that indicates a subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active and the connection request comprises an extended service request (ESR) indicating the service type and wherein the IE comprises the evolved packet system (EPS) bearer context status IE that indicates a subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active and an extended service request (ESR) indicating the service type;
establishing the set of bearers;
suspending at least one bearer of the set of bearers after sending the connection request, the at least one suspended bearer comprising the at least one bearer indicated by the IE included in the connection request sent by the UE;
receiving, at the UE, a message in response to the ESR that establishes at least one radio bearer corresponding to a respective EPS bearer of the subset indicated by the EPS bearer context status IE to be active, and wherein suspending comprises locally suspending each EPS bearer of the set of bearers for which no corresponding radio bearer is established;
sending, from the UE, a second ESR that indicates a second service type and includes a second EPS bearer context status IE that indicates a second subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active;
receiving, at the UE, a second message in response to the second ESR that establishes at least one radio bearer, each radio bearer corresponding to a respective EPS bearer indicated by the second EPS bearer context status IE to be active; and
activating from suspension each respective EPS bearer for which a corresponding radio bearer is established.

US Pat. No. 10,433,283

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BANDWIDTH DIVISION AND RESOURCE BLOCK ALLOCATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting a bandwidth portion assignment to indicate an assignment of at least one first bandwidth portion of a plurality of bandwidth portions within an available bandwidth to a given first numerology, the given first numerology having an associated first OFDM subcarrier spacing and first symbol duration, the plurality of bandwidth portions having at least one second bandwidth portion that is assigned to a second numerology, the second numerology having an associated second OFDM subcarrier spacing and second symbol duration, and the first OFDM subcarrier spacing differing from the second OFDM subcarrier spacing by a factor of 2n, where n?0.

US Pat. No. 10,433,282

NARROW BANDWIDTH OPERATION IN LTE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:transmitting wideband downlink information to a first set of user equipments (UEs), the wideband downlink information comprising control information and data;
determining a starting symbol of an effective data region for narrowband downlink information for a second set of UEs, the starting symbol selected from a plurality of symbols, such that the starting symbol is semi-statically configured, and the starting symbol indicated to the second set of UEs prior to transmitting the narrowband downlink information;
disabling intra-subframe hopping and/or inter-subframe hopping to maintain narrowband transmissions for the second set of UEs; and
transmitting the narrowband downlink information to the second set of UEs operating in a narrower bandwidth than a bandwidth of the first set of UEs, the narrowband downlink information comprising control information and data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,281

D2D OPERATION METHOD PERFORMED BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) in network coverage and comprising:receiving resource information for a D2D resource and specific information;
performing the D2D communication on the D2D resource based on the resource information and the specific information,
wherein the UE determines whether the D2D resource information acquired in one radio resource control (RRC) state is also applicable in another RRC state based on whether the specific information is broadcasted or not,
wherein the RRC state is a RRC idle state or a RRC connected state;
when the specific information is broadcasted, determining that the D2D resource information acquired in the RRC idle state is also applicable in the RRC connected state; and
when the specific information is not broadcasted but is provided based on 4a UE dedicated signal, determining that the D2D resource information acquired in the RRC connected state is also applicable in the RRC idle state, the UE dedicated signal being a RRC connection release message or a RRC connection reconfiguration message.

US Pat. No. 10,433,280

SELECTING MODULES FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

III Holdings 1, LLC, Wil...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a first antenna coupled to a first radio frequency (RF) receive chain that includes a first analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a first frequency downconverter;
a second antenna coupled to a second RF receive chain that includes a second ADC and a second frequency downconverter;
a processor that includes a plurality of processing modules, wherein each of the plurality of processing modules is configured to communicate with the first RF receive chain and the second RF receive chain; and
wherein the first RF receive chain and the second RF receive chain are activated based on a maximum power consumption of the wireless communication device;
wherein the processor is configured to determine a hardware arrangement to facilitate performance and meet functionality of the wireless communication device for communication with a network;
wherein the hardware arrangement includes the first antenna or the first antenna and the second antenna, a first processing module and a second processing module, the first processing module including a single processing technique, the second processing module including first and second processing techniques;
wherein a first beam of a plurality of beams is selected for reception and transmission weights are selected for the first and second antenna based on the selected first beam and a first power control algorithm is selected from a plurality of power control algorithms for setting a transmission power level for a transmission using the selected transmission weights.

US Pat. No. 10,433,279

METHOD OF RECEIVING SINGLE-CELL MULTICAST DATA AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of receiving single-cell multicast data by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving carrier information for Single Cell-Multicast Control Channel (SC-MCCH) reception through system information;
monitoring SC-MCCH scheduling information on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) based on the carrier information; and
receiving an SC-MCCH on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) based on the monitored SC-MCCH scheduling information,
wherein the UE is configured to access a network service having a channel bandwidth limited to about 200 kHz or lower or to operate in a bandwidth limited to 6 physical resource blocks (PRBs),
wherein the SC-MCCH scheduling information is identified using a Single-Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (SC-RNTI), and
wherein the system information corresponds to system information block type 20 (SystemInformationBlockType20).

US Pat. No. 10,433,278

METHODS AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING AND PROCESSING SUB-FRAME RESOURCE

1. A method for allocating sub-frame resource, comprising:under the condition that a Multicast Channel (MCH) Scheduling Period (MSP) exceeds a Common Sub-frame allocation Period (CSP), determining an allocation manner for allocating Multicast Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) sub-frame resources to each MCH and a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) in the MCH; and
notifying User Equipment (UE) of the allocation manner;
wherein determining the allocation manner for allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources to each MCH and the MBMS in the MCH comprises:
allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources for the MBMSs to each MCH in the MSP; and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a part of MCHs in the MSP exceeds a preset threshold value, adding indication information to a corresponding position where the number of the MBSFN sub-frames allocated to the part of MCHs reaches the preset threshold value, and starting recounting of other MBSFN sub-frames after the position, wherein a number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is a difference value between a number of all MBSFN sub-frames comprised in the MBSFN sub-frame resources and the preset threshold value, and if the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames still exceeds the preset threshold value, indication information is added to corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time and the other MBSFN sub-frames after the positions are recounted until the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is lower than the preset threshold value; or
allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources for the MBMSs to each MCH in the MSP; and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a part of MCHs in the MSP exceeds a preset threshold value, starting recounting of other MBSFN sub-frames after a corresponding position where the number of the MBSFN sub-frames allocated to the part of MCHs reaches the preset threshold value according to an agreement premade with the UE, wherein a number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is a difference value between a number of all MBSFN sub-frames comprised in the MBSFN sub-frame resources and the preset threshold value, and if the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames still exceeds the preset threshold value, the other MBSFN sub-frames after corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time are recounted until the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is lower than the preset threshold value, and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a single MBMS exceeds the preset threshold value, other MBSFN sub-frames after corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time are recounted.

US Pat. No. 10,433,275

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING MOBILE DEVICES IN A FIFTH GENERATION WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method at a user equipment (UE) for supporting location of the UE with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Fifth Generation (5G) New Radio (NR) wireless access, the method comprising:receiving a first Long Term Evolution (LTE) Positioning Protocol (LPP) message from a location server, wherein the first LPP message comprises a location request and is received via a serving 5G base station;
obtaining at least one location measurement based on the first LPP message, wherein the at least one location measurement comprises a measurement for a Radio Access Technology (RAT)-independent position method or a measurement for an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) position method;
determining location information based on the at least one location measurement; and
sending a second LPP message to the location server, wherein the second LPP message comprises the location information and is sent via the serving 5G base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,274

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT COMPRISING AN ARRAY OF MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

UCL Business PLC, London...

1. A method of calibrating a wireless access point comprising an array of multiple (m) antennas denoted Ai (i=1 . . . m), each antenna having a respective internal phase offset ?i, said method comprising:receiving a signal from at least one transmitter located at a substantially known bearing from the wireless access point; and
determining an estimated value for each internal phase offset ?i such that an angle of arrival (AoA) spectrum calculated for the received signal on the basis of said estimated values matches the known bearing, wherein said AoA spectrum is calculated by treating said multiple antennas as a phased array;
wherein said method further comprises computing a correlation function for the calculated AoA spectrum against the known bearing to provide a measure of whether or not a match is present, wherein said correlation function is selected to be: (i) higher if the AoA spectrum contains a peak in the direction of the known bearing; (ii) lower if there are peaks in directions other than said known bearing; and (iii) lower if the peak in the direction of the known bearing in is low compared to a noise floor for the AoA spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,433,273

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION WITH MULTIPLE DEVICES BASED ON REGISTRATION REQUESTS

1. A network server, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a first international mobile subscriber identity associated with a registration request that is directed to a registration function server by a first communication device;
determining that the first international mobile subscriber identity is included in a group of international mobile subscriber identities that are shared with other communication devices, wherein the group of international mobile subscriber identities are configured to be utilized in registration for communication services;
determining that the first communication device is not associated with a particular location; and
reassigning, via an over-the-air interface, a second international mobile subscriber identity to the first communication device, wherein the over-the-air interface utilizes a transport key that is stored by the first communication device and is not stored by a second communication device that shares the first international mobile subscriber identity.

US Pat. No. 10,433,272

DISTRIBUTED COORDINATION OF MESH NETWORK CONFIGURATION UPDATES

Googel LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A wireless mesh network device implemented as a leader device, the wireless mesh network device comprising:a wireless mesh network interface configured for communication in a wireless mesh network;
a memory and processor system to implement a dataset manager application that is configured to:
receive, using the wireless mesh network interface, a first pending commissioning dataset;
propagate the first pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause devices in the wireless mesh network to store the first pending commissioning dataset;
receive a second pending commissioning dataset from a node device in the wireless mesh network;
compare a first pending timestamp included in the first pending commissioning dataset to a second pending timestamp included in the second pending commissioning dataset;
based on the comparison, determine that the second pending timestamp is newer than the first pending timestamp; and
based on the determination, propagate the second pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause the devices in the wireless mesh network to reestablish secure communication across the wireless mesh network using the second pending commissioning dataset.

US Pat. No. 10,433,271

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION AND REDUCING BATTERY POWER CONSUMPTION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving discontinuous reception (DRX) control information from a wireless network, the DRX control information indicating a time interval that the WTRU should monitor a downlink control channel;
receiving a control message on the downlink control channel while monitoring the downlink control channel according to the DRX control information, wherein the control message is associated with an identifier of the WTRU, the control message indicating that the WTRU should transmit a random access preamble to the wireless network;
transmitting the random access preamble to the wireless network in response to receiving the control message; and
receiving a timing adjustment command from the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,270

SYNCHRONIZATION FOR BATTERY POWERED IOT NETWORKS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by an Internet of Things (IoT) device, a plurality of IoT devices associated with a wireless IoT network, wherein the IoT device is configured as a coordinator for the wireless IoT network;
determining, by the IoT device, a clock error rate associated with the wireless IoT network;
determining, by the IoT device, a last synchronization time;
determining, by the IoT device, a data time period during which one or more of the plurality of IoT devices are expected to send data to the IoT device;
setting, by the IoT device, a wakeup time period for the IoT device based on the determined clock error rate, the determined last synchronization time, and the determined data time period;
entering, by the IoT device, a sleep mode;
exiting, by the IoT device, the sleep mode when the wakeup time period begins; and
performing, by the IoT device, a clock synchronization between the IoT device and at least one of the plurality of IoT devices during the wakeup time period.

US Pat. No. 10,433,269

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED BACKHAUL AND WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A relay node (RN) comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a second node, a synchronization signal burst comprising a plurality of synchronization signal blocks, each of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks transmitted using a set of channel resources; and
a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
measure the received plurality of synchronization signal blocks;
identify, based at least in part on measurement of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks, at least one of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks to monitor as a synchronization reference for the second node; and
select a set of channel resources for use to transmit an RN synchronization signal to at least one third node, the selected set of channel resources comprising at least one other synchronization signal block from the synchronization signal burst.

US Pat. No. 10,433,266

CONTROLLING POWER IN NON-LICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving scheduling information to schedule a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission on a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell operating in an unlicensed band;
computing a power headroom for the LAA secondary cell based on the scheduling information;
computing a maximum uplink transmit power for the PUSCH transmission; and
reporting the power headroom for the LAA secondary cell,
wherein the maximum uplink transmit power is computed assuming that the UE performs the PUSCH transmission on the LAA secondary cell irrespective of whether the UE can access the LAA secondary cell for the PUSCH transmission according to a channel access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,433,262

DENSITY OPTIMIZED BLUETOOTH ANTENNA

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A density-optimized short-range wireless communications antenna system for transmitting to one or more receiving portable electronic devices within a single area occupied by a passenger, the system comprising:a first radiating element having a corresponding radiation pattern;
a second radiating element having a corresponding radiation pattern;
a radio frequency transmitter generating a radio frequency signal;
a power divider with an input port connected to the radio frequency transmitter, a first output port, and a second output port connected to the second radiating element, a signal power of the radio frequency signal being split between the first output port the second output port with a first split radio frequency signal being output from the first output port and a second split radio frequency signal being output from the second output port; and
a phase shifter connected to the first output port of the power divider and to the first radiating element, a phase of the first split radio frequency signal being shifted by a prescribed degree relative to the second split radio frequency signal,
wherein a combination of the radiation patterns of the first radiating element and the second radiating element defining an antenna array directivity gain toward a receptor direction within the single area occupied by the passenger without interference to adjacent areas for personal electronic devices of other passengers.

US Pat. No. 10,433,234

SDN CONTROLLED OVERLAY NETWORK

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. An apparatus (101) for managing an overlay network in a multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT) wireless network, the apparatus (101) comprising:a network controller (301);
a flow configuration module (302); and
at least one interface (303), wherein the at least one interface (303) couples the network controller (301) and the flow configuration module (302) to the overlay network, wherein the overlay network comprises an AS (Application Server) (106), a packet handler (107), a DNS (Domain Name System) server (108), and a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server (109), wherein the network controller (301) is configured to:
select at least one device (102) in the multi-RAT wireless network as a relay (102b, 102c) based on at least one radio measurement, wherein the at least one radio measurement comprises at least one or more of data transfer capability of the at least one device (102) over an air interface, location of the at least one device (102), battery life of the at least one device (102), path loss as experienced by the at least one device (102) towards at least one of a eNodeB (103) or another relay (102b) to which the at least one device (102) is connected, wherein the network controller (301) is configured to change a status of the relay (102b, 102c) to a UE (102a), when the battery life of the at least one device (102) is lower than a configurable threshold;
provide appropriate radio configuration to the relay (102b, 102c), on selecting the at least one device (102) as a relay (102b, 102c);
controlling association of at least one UE (User Equipment) (102a) with the relay (102b, 102c) based on at least one of channel quality, QoS (Quality of Service) characteristics of data flow to and from the UE (102a), available optimal path between the UE (102a) and the relay (102b, 102c), and load and transfer capability of the relay (102b, 102c);
perform interference management in a supplementary radio link based on sharing of the at least one radio measurement with the network controller (301), wherein the sharing is performed by the at least one device (102) on at least one or more of periodic intervals and on pre-defined events occurring; and
enable communication over the supplementary radio link between the at least one UE (102a) and the relay (102b, 102c).

US Pat. No. 10,433,231

TERMINAL AND HANDOVER JUDGEMENT METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

5. A handover determination method, comprising:in response to receipt of a cell-specific reference signal transmitted by a neighboring cell, measuring a first received quality value by using the cell-specific reference signal transmitted by the neighboring cell and determining whether the first received quality value satisfies a handover triggering condition;
in response to receipt of a discovery signal transmitted by the neighboring cell, measuring a second received quality value by using the discovery signal transmitted by the neighboring cell, calculating a third received quality value by adding an offset value to the second received quality value, and determining whether the third received quality value satisfies the handover triggering condition; and
transmitting trigger information to the neighboring cell to activate handover from the serving cell to a neighboring cell, based on determination results.

US Pat. No. 10,433,225

FACILITATING MOBILE SERVICE ANCHOR MANAGEMENT

1. A method, comprising:assigning, by a mobile service anchor management system comprising a processor, a mobile device from a first network device to a second network device determined to have line of sight communication with the mobile device, the first network device being a millimeter wave base station device configured to communicate at frequencies of communications in a range from 30 gigahertz to 300 gigahertz;
managing, by the mobile service anchor management system, communications between the millimeter wave base station device and the mobile device; and
providing, by the mobile service anchor management system, offloading for other base station devices other than the millimeter wave base station device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,210

DATA GATHERING TO ENABLE THE OPTIMIZATION OF DISTRIBUTED WI-FI NETWORKS

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A method for gathering data by an access point in a Wi-Fi system for optimization, the method comprising:in the access point, periodically or based on command from a cloud-based system i) obtaining on-channel scanning data while operating on a home channel and ii) switching off the home channel and obtaining off-channel scanning data for one or more off-channels;
providing measurement data based on one or more of the on-channel scanning data and the off-channel scanning data to the cloud-based system for use in the optimization of the Wi-Fi system, wherein the measurement data comprises raw data and processed data; and
determining a division of time on the home channel that the access point spends in a plurality of categories based on a combination of direct measurements and computations based on the direct measurements, to determine an effective data rate of the access point for the optimization, wherein the plurality of categories include transmitting, receiving, busy, and idle.

US Pat. No. 10,433,207

LOAD BALANCING TO PROVIDE A TARGET GRADE OF SERVICE (GOS)

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a server device and from an antenna unit associated with a customer premises equipment (CPE) device, metrics associated with traffic that complies with a target grade of service (GOS), where the metrics include one or more cell identifiers that correspond to one or more cells via which the traffic is received by the CPE device;
retrieving, by the server device and as a result of receiving the one or more cell identifiers, information associated with traffic conditions within a plurality of base stations;
determining, by the server device, that a reserve capacity associated with a particular cell, of the one or more cells, associated with a base station, of the plurality of base stations, is less than a threshold,
where the reserve capacity is based on a quantity of traffic being transmitted via the particular cell and a maximum quantity of traffic associated with the particular cell;
identifying, by the server device, that the particular cell is congested based on the determination that the reserve capacity is less than the threshold;
initiating, by the server device, a load balancing operation based on identifying that the particular cell is congested; and
sending, by the server device and to one or more base stations, of the plurality of base stations that send traffic to the CPE device, a load balancing notification, where the notification:
causes traffic, not destined for the CPE device, to be rerouted to another base station of the plurality of base stations, which enables the base station to send traffic, that complies with the target GOS, to the CPE device, or
causes the CPE device to receive traffic, that complies with the target GOS, from another based station of the plurality of base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,433,199

REPORTING TECHNIQUES FOR REFERENCE SIGNAL RECEIVED QUALITY (RSRQ) MEASUREMENTS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE), comprising:at least one radio frequency (RF) transceiver;
at least one RF antenna; and
logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to measure a received signal strength indicator (RSSI), determine a reference signal received quality (RSRQ) measured quantity value based on the measured RSSI, and map the RSRQ measured quantity value to an RSRQ reporting value according to an RSRQ measurement report mapping scheme comprising an extended RSRQ reporting range according to which two or more defined RSRQ reporting values correspond to RSRQ measured quantity values exceeding ?3 dB and less than or equal to 2.5 dB, and send a MeasurementReport message including an information element (IE) indicating the RSRQ reporting value.

US Pat. No. 10,433,197

COMPENSATING FOR OSCILLATOR DRIFT IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A computer-implemented method for compensating for oscillator drift, the method comprising:obtaining a first drift measurement from an active frequency control (AFC) module, wherein the first drift measurement indicates a first amount of drift associated with a first oscillator;
determining that the first drift measurement is greater than a saturation boundary associated with the AFC module, wherein the AFC module does not compensate for drift exceeding the first saturation boundary; and
adjusting a high frequency output associated with the first oscillator to compensate for at least a portion of the first amount of drift.

US Pat. No. 10,433,194

CLOUD-BASED THERMAL CONTROL OF WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A method of cloud-based thermal control of an access point performed by a cloud-based controller, the method comprising:periodically obtaining temperature measurements from the access point comprising one or more radio chips operating therein, wherein the cloud-based controller is connected to the access point via the Internet, and wherein the access point is configured to provide wireless connectivity via the one or more radio chips;
responsive to the temperature exceeding a first threshold, causing one or more thermal mitigation techniques to modify operating conditions of the one or more radio chips where the access point maintains network connectivity with the modified operating conditions; and
responsive to the temperature being lower than a second threshold, causing reversion back of the one or more thermal mitigation techniques.

US Pat. No. 10,433,193

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating an access point (AP) in a cluster of a plurality of APs in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a flow path between a core network (CN) and a terminal in response to a link failure of a link between a first AP and the terminal; and
controlling to route data through the flow path,
wherein the flow path is determined based on a quality of an interface between the first AP and a second AP, and an association of the first AP with a gateway to the CN,
wherein the flow path comprises a first flow path from the first AP, via the second AP, to the terminal or a second flow path from the AP, via the second AP, to the terminal, and
wherein the second AP is configured to serve the terminal based on the flow path after the link failure.

US Pat. No. 10,433,184

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIRECTING AN ANTENNA BEAM BASED ON A LOCATION OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method performed by a first communication device, the method comprising:receiving first location data that indicates the location of a second communication device, wherein the first location data is received over a first communication channel;
determining, based on the first location data, a first set of antenna beam parameters for directing an antenna beam used to communicate with the second communication device over a second communication channel;
determining second location data that indicates a location of the first communication device; and
determining, based on the first and second location data, a first direction of the second communication device relative to the first communication device;
wherein the first set of antenna beam parameters is for directing the antenna beam in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,433,181

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN UNLICENSED BAND

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A method for performing downlink transmission in a specific cell by a base station in a cellular wireless communication system, the method comprising:when the downlink transmission includes a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and a channel in which the downlink transmission is performed is sensed to be idle for a first predefined interval, performing backoff procedure after the first predefined interval to perform the downlink transmission; and
when the downlink transmission includes a Discovery Reference Signal (DRS) and does not include the PDSCH, and the channel in which the downlink transmission is performed is sensed to be idle for a second predefined interval, performing the downlink transmission immediately after the second predefined interval.

US Pat. No. 10,433,173

TOUCH MOVEMENT ACTIVATION FOR GAINING ACCESS BEYOND A RESTRICTED ACCESS GATEWAY

International Business Ma...

1. A method for gaining access beyond a restricted access gateway, comprising:storing an access key sequence on memory of a device, wherein the access key sequence includes at least one key entry combination including a record of a key selection and a record of a direction corresponding to a key touch movement;
recording an entered request sequence including keys activated by touch on a keyboard of the device, at least one of which being accompanied by a direction of touch movement made on the keyboard; and
granting access beyond the restricted access gateway to functions when the entered request sequence matches the access key sequence.