US Pat. No. 10,428,181

POROUS CROSS-LINKED PARTIALLY ALIPHATIC POLYIMIDE NETWORKS

OHIO AEROSPACE INSTITUTE,...

1. A porous cross-linked partially aliphatic polyimide network comprising a polyamic acid oligomer that (i) comprises a repeating unit of a dianhydride and a diamine and terminal functional groups, (ii) has an average degree of polymerization of 10 to 70, (iii) has been cross-linked via a cross-linking agent, comprising three or more cross-linking groups, at a balanced stoichiometry of the cross-linking groups to the terminal functional groups, and (iv) has been chemically imidized to yield the porous cross-linked polyimide network, wherein the polyimide network is partially aliphatic based on one or both of the following:(a) the diamine comprises: (i) a first diamine at 5 to 95% (mol %) and (ii) a second diamine at 5 to 95% (mol %), wherein (1) the first diamine comprises a first diamine linear aliphatic backbone chain comprising carbon atoms and optionally one or more oxygen atoms therein, extending a length of 3 to 30 atoms, and having a ratio of carbon:oxygen of 2:1 to 3:0, and (2) the second diamine does not comprise any linear aliphatic backbone chain extending a length of 3 or more atoms; or
(b) the dianhydride comprises: (i) a first dianhydride at 5 to 95% (mol %) and (ii) a second dianhydride at 5 to 95% (mol %), wherein (1) the first dianhydride comprises a first dianhydride linear aliphatic backbone chain comprising carbon atoms and optionally one or more oxygen atoms therein, extending a length of 3 to 30 atoms, and having a ratio of carbon:oxygen of 2:1 to 3:0, and (2) the second dianhydride does not comprise any linear aliphatic backbone chain extending a length of 3 or more atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,428,081

EGFR INHIBITOR, PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

SHANGHAI HANSOH BIOMEDICA...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of a compound of formula (IIIA1-7), a compound of formula (IIIA1-8), a compound of formula (IIIA1-9), a compound of formula (IVA1-4), a compound of formula (IVA-5), a compound of formula (IVA1-6), and a compound of formula (IVA1-7), or a stereoisomer or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein
R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and bis-C1-8 alkylaminomethyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:

wherein the three R6 in
are optionally the same or different substituents;R2 is selected from the group consisting of C1-8 alkyl and C3-8 cycloalkyl, wherein the C1-8 alkyl and C3-8 cycloalkyl are each optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, C1-8 alkyl, C1-8 alkoxy, haloC1-8 alkoxy, C3-8 cycloalkyl and C3-8 cycloalkoxy;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-8 alkyl, C1-8 alkoxy, C3-8 cycloalkyl, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, SO2R9, C(O)R10, C(O)OR10 and P(O)R11R12;
each R4 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—P(O)R11R12, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10;
wherein the C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, C5-10 aryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 7-membered carbocycle, 5- to 7-membered heterocycle, C5-7 aryl and 5- to 7-membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C1-8 alkyl, haloC1-8 alkyl and C(O)R10;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, C5-10 aryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8 and —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8,
wherein the C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, C5-10 aryl and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10,
wherein the C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, C5-10 aryl and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10;
R9 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, haloC1-8 alkyl, bis-C1-8 alkylamino, phenyl and p-methylphenyl;
R10, R11 and R12 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, haloC1-8 alkyl and hydroxyC1-8 alkyl,
provided that when the compound is a compound of formula (IIIA1-9), each R10 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C3-8 cycloalkyl, haloC1-8 alkyl and hydroxy C1-8 alkyl;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
r is 0, 1 or 2;
q is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; and
“” means that substituent R can have a Z or E configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,428,036

PROCESS FOR THE EPOXIDATION OF PROPENE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for the epoxidation of propene, comprising the steps:a) continuously reacting propene with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of an epoxidation catalyst, using propene in molar excess to hydrogen peroxide, to provide a reaction mixture comprising propene oxide, non-reacted propene and propane;
b) separating propene oxide and a recovered propene stream with a total content of propene and propane of more than 90% by weight from the reaction mixture obtained in step a);
c) feeding all or a part of said recovered propene stream to a C3 splitter column for separating propene and propane and withdrawing an overhead product stream depleted in propane with regard to said recovered propene stream and a bottoms product stream enriched in propane with regard to said recovered propene stream from said column; and
d) passing the overhead product stream obtained in step c) to step a);
wherein a propene starting material containing propane with a mass ratio of propane to the combined amount of propene and propane of from 0.002 to 0.10 is fed to said process for the epoxidation of propene, the reaction mixture provided in step a) comprises propane with a mass ratio of propane to the combined amount of propene and propane of from 0.05 to 0.20 and the overhead product stream withdrawn from the C3 splitter column comprises propane with a mass ratio of propane to the combined amount of propene and propane of at least 0.04.

US Pat. No. 10,428,021

TRIPLE REUPTAKE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals ...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or stereoisomer thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,428,013

AMIDE COMPOUND, PREPARATION METHOD AND USES THEREOF

Shanghai Institute of Pha...

1. A compound and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein the compound is selected from:

US Pat. No. 10,428,012

METHOD OF PREPARATION OF 4-ISOPROPYLAMINO-1-BUTANOL

SEASONS BIOTECHNOLOGY CO....

1. 4-isopropylamino-1-acetoxyl butane represented by formula (II):

US Pat. No. 10,428,011

PROCESS TO PREPARE HIGHER ETHYLENE AMINES AND ETHYLENE AMINE DERIVATIVES

Nouryon Chemicals Interna...

1. A process to prepareethyleneamines of the formula NH2—(C2H4—NH—)pH wherein p is at least 3,
derivatives of said ethyleneamines wherein one or more —NH—C2H4—NH— units are present as a cyclic ethylene urea unit

 or
derivatives of said ethyleneamines wherein a carbonyl moiety is present between two —NH—C2H4—NH— units,said process comprising the step of reacting an ethanolamine-functional compound with an amine-functional compound in the presence of a carbon oxide delivering agent, in whichthe ethanolamine functional compound contains a hydroxyl group linked via an ethylene group to an amine group, or its carbamate equivalent, or the ethanolamine functional compound is UAEEA (the urea of aminoethylethanolamine);
the amine functional compound contains no alcohol groups, and contains at least two primary amine groups and optionally more primary, secondary and/or tertiary amine groups, wherein the amine groups are linked to one another via ethylene groups, and optionally by a carbonyl moiety;
the carbon oxide delivering agent is carbon dioxide or an organic compound selected from urea, linear and cyclic alkylene ureas, mono- or di-substituted alkylene ureas, alkyl and dialkyl ureas, linear and cyclic carbamates, organic carbonates, and derivatives or precursors thereof selected from carbonate salts, bicarbonate salts and carbamic acids and their salts;wherein the molar ratio of ethanolamine-functional compound to amine-functional compound is at least 0.7:1 and the molar ratio of carbon oxide delivering agent to amine-functional compound is between 0.8:1 and 20:1.

US Pat. No. 10,427,925

VEHICLE WITH A ROTARY CONTROL BOX AND AERIAL WORK PLATFORM

ZHEJIANG DINGLI MACHINERY...

1. A vehicle with a hinged control box, comprising: a vehicle frame, a driving system disposed on the vehicle frame, and the control box; wherein the control box is hinged on a lateral side of a base of the vehicle frame; the control box is electrically connected with the driving system; a casing is disposed in the lateral side of the base; an opening is defined on a lateral side of the casing for turning the control box into and out of the casing; and an edge of the control box is hinged to an upper edge of the opening, such that the pivot axis of the door is above the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,427,893

HANDLING DEVICE AND BENDING INSTALLATION AND METHOD FOR BENDING A PART TO BE BENT

RAS Reinhardt Maschinenba...

1. Handling device for inserting parts to be bent into a bending device for the bending thereof about at least one bending edge, the handling device has a holding unit which is formed to be elongate in a longitudinal direction and has at least one holding element with which the part to be bent, which is to be received and is arranged on a loading surface, is grippable on one of its flat sides by forces of attraction on one side of the flat side at a plurality of successive locations in the longitudinal direction, the holding unit being pivotable relative to a pivoting carrier unit about a first pivot axis parallel to the longitudinal direction, the pivoting carrier unit is pivotable relative to a pivoting carrier base about a second pivot axis which extends parallel to the first pivot axis, the pivoting carrier unit has at least two pivot arms extending to the first pivot axis, the at least two pivot arms are in spaced relation to define a longitudinal span with the at least one holding element being arranged longitudinally within said longitudinal span of the at least two pivot arms, the pivoting carrier base is movable by means of a carrier base moving unit in a direction transverse to the second pivot axis, and, with the handling device, the part to be bent is movable between a receiving position for the part to be bent on the loading surface and a bending device insertion position for the part to be bent.

US Pat. No. 10,427,875

CONVEYOR SYSTEM FOR CONVEYING MATERIALS TO BE CONVEYED

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A conveyor system comprising:a conveyor belt;
a feeding mechanism for feeding material to be conveyed onto the conveyor belt;
a belt system in which the conveyor belt is guided, wherein the belt system comprises:
a first belt-shaping device with which the conveyor belt is shaped from a substantially flat shape into a U shape configured to receive the material to be conveyed, wherein the U shape has in a conveying direction a cross section that is constant with respect to the conveying direction, the U shape comprising two limbs and a base connecting the limbs such that the limbs are disposed at an acute angle with respect to each other in the cross section of the conveyor belt, wherein the base comprises an apex of the acute angle, and
a second belt-shaping device with which the conveyor belt is configured to be shaped in the conveying direction downstream of the feeding mechanism to form a closed tube,
wherein each of the first and second belt-shaping devices include at least three rollers that shape the conveyor belt, wherein the rollers are disposed along a surface of the conveyor belt that faces away from the material to be conveyed, and
wherein the feeding mechanism comprises a catching region where the material to be conveyed accumulates and forms an impact surface onto which the material to be conveyed can be fed.

US Pat. No. 10,427,872

AUTOMATIC WAREHOUSE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Shenzhen Whalehouse Techn...

7. An automatic warehouse control method, the automatic warehouse including a rack, a plurality of goods containers supported on the rack, and a container driving device configured to push the goods containers to move relative to the rack along a circulating path, the container driving device configured to move the goods containers in a stepping manner, with a length of each movement step equal to a length of one container space, the goods containers configured to contain goods therein, the automatic warehouse control method comprising the following steps:step a: inputting goods information to form goods warehousing data when the goods are loaded into goods containers;
step b: storing the goods warehousing data;
step c: retrieving goods warehousing data according to information of to-be-picked goods;
step d: moving all the goods containers as a whole circulatingly relative to the rack in the stepping manner at a constant speed so as to transport one of the goods containers that contains the to-be-picked goods to a goods-picking location according to a retrieved result, the goods-picking location being located on the circulating path of the goods containers;
wherein the container driving device is configured to push one of the goods containers in contact with the container driving device to move, and this one goods container when moving is configured to in turn push another goods container in front of this one goods container to move, such that the goods containers are moved circulatingly as a whole on the rack.

US Pat. No. 10,427,868

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT UNIT AND METHODS

ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC....

1. An assembly for a modular secondary containment unit, the assembly comprising:a track segment comprising first and second channels;
a wall segment mounted on the track segment and extending within the first channel of the track segment;
a brace engaged with the wall segment and extending within the second channel of the track segment; and
a liner having an edge portion disposed between the track segment and the wall segment.

US Pat. No. 10,427,861

DISPENSING CONTAINER FOR BLISTER PACK OF MEDICATION

Manrex Limited, Winnipeg...

1. A dispensing container for use with a blister pack having a series of blisters each containing a dose of one or more medications which can be expelled from the blisters by a user for use of the medication, the dispensing container comprising:a holder portion for receiving and supporting the blister pack;
the holder portion having a plurality of openings therein arranged to be aligned with the blisters in the blister pack such that the medication in each blister can be expelled from the blister through the opening;
a catching container fixed to the holder portion adjacent the holder portion such that medication expelled from the blisters through the openings is caught and held in the catching container;
a dispensing opening in the catching container arranged such that the medication caught and held in the catching container is discharged by the user from the catching container through the dispensing opening when required;
a leg portion movable between a first position, in which the leg portion is retained against a rear of the container so that the container provides a rear face which can be fastened to a vertical support surface, and a second position in which the leg portion extends rearwardly to support the container in an upstanding position from a horizontal support surface;
wherein the container has a bottom edge which rests on the horizontal support surface when the leg portion is in the second position;
and wherein the dispensing opening is located in a recess which extends from the bottom edge upwardly to the dispensing opening which is raised from the bottom edge so that a cup on the horizontal surface is presented into the recess at the dispensing opening to discharge the medication into the cup at the dispensing opening.

US Pat. No. 10,427,801

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REFUELING AIR VEHICLES

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRI...

1. A refueling device for use in in-flight refueling operation, the refueling device comprising:(a) a body configured for being towed by a tanker aircraft via a fuel hose at least during in-flight refueling operation, said body comprising a longitudinal axis;
(b) a boom member having a boom axis and configured to enable fuel to be transferred from said fuel hose to a receiver aircraft along said boom axis during said in-flight refueling operation, wherein said boom member comprises a fuel delivery nozzle, and said receiver aircraft comprises a fuel receptacle configured for engaging with said fuel delivery nozzle to enable refueling of the receiver aircraft, and
wherein at least during said in-flight refueling operation, the boom axis is at a non-zero angular displacement with respect to the longitudinal axis;
(c) a spatial control system configured for selectively ensuring maintaining a desired non- zero angular disposition between said boom axis and a forward direction at least in during said in-flight refueling operation, wherein said spatial control system is further configured for steering the refueling device, wherein said spatial control system comprises selectively controllable aerodynamic control system, and wherein said selectively controllable aerodynamic control system comprises a forward set of aerodynamic control surfaces mounted to said body, and an aft set of aerodynamic control surfaces mounted to said body in longitudinally aft spaced relationship with respect to said forward set of aerodynamic control surfaces;
(d) a force generating arrangement configured for selectively generating an engagement force along said boom axis in a direction towards said fuel delivery nozzle, whereby to force said nozzle into engagement with the fuel receptacle, wherein said force generating arrangement comprises a selectively actuatable drag inducing arrangement in the form of one or a plurality of air brakes mounted to said body and configured for selective and reversible deployment between a retracted configuration and a deployed configuration, said air brakes are positioned on said body and configured for selectively generating, in said deployed configuration, a drag force to thereby provide said engagement force to said boom member along said boom axis and push said boom member in a direction along the boom axis towards said fuel receptacle; and
(e) an engagement module operably coupled to said force generating arrangement; responsive to said receiver aircraft being in an engagement area relative to said tanker aircraft that allows engagement between said fuel delivery nozzle of said tanker aircraft and said fuel receptacle of said receiver aircraft, said engagement module configured to selectively actuate said selectively actuatable drag inducing arrangement to said deployed configuration effective to generate said engagement force that pushes said fuel delivery nozzle into said fuel receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,427,775

AIRCRAFT WITH A FUSELAGE THAT DEFINES AT LEAST AN INTERIOR REGION AND A DRIVE SYSTEM ACCOMMODATING REGION

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A rotary-wing aircraft comprising:a fuselage that defines at least an interior region and a drive system accommodating region, the drive system accommodating region disposed inside the fuselage and comprising at least one fire protection zone that is defined by at least one associated firewall arrangement comprising a plurality of interconnected fire protection walls,
at least one engine disposed within the at least one fire protection zone within the at least one associated firewall arrangement such that the at least one associated firewall arrangement defines a fire-resistant separation between the at least one engine and the interior region of the fuselage,
at least one heat generating auxiliary device distinct from the at least one engine and generating a hot air flow;
at least one auxiliary exhaust nozzle;
the at least one associated firewall arrangement comprising at least one air duct forming at least part of the at least one associated firewall arrangement and arranged between, and in fluid communication with, the at least one heat generating auxiliary device and the at least one auxiliary exhaust nozzle so that the hot air flow that is generated by the at least one heat generating auxiliary device in operation of the aircraft is ducted through the at least one air duct separately from air carrying heat generated by the operation of the at least one engine, wherein the at least one associated firewall arrangement includes the at least one air duct such that the at least one air duct is integral with the at least one associated firewall arrangement, the plurality of interconnected fire protection walls comprising a front fire protection wall, a rear fire protection wall, and a lower fire protection wall.

US Pat. No. 10,427,743

CONTAINER MOUNT FOR BICYCLE AEROBAR

HED Cycling Products, Inc...

1. A container mount for a bicycle having aerobars with extensions comprising:a support member comprising a support bracket adapted to support a container, the support bracket having a top portion adapted to couple to a water bottle cage that is wider than the top portion, the top portion having mounting holes through a top surface for mounting the water bottle cage on top of the top portion, the mounting holes including a forward mounting hole aligned along a longitudinal axis of the top surface;
a cylindrical joint member attached to the support member, the joint member having a long axis that defines a common axis of rotation of a joint; and
a first attachment member comprising:
a first collar portion having a first collar opening adapted to receive a first aerobar extension parallel to a center axis of the first collar opening;
a first attachment member second portion that extends inward from the first collar portion and has a first laterally inner portion away from the first collar portion;
a second attachment member comprising:
a second collar portion having a second collar opening adapted to receive a second aerobar extension parallel to a center axis of the second collar opening;
a second attachment member second portion that extends inward from the second collar portion and has a second laterally inner portion away from the second collar portion;
wherein first laterally inner portion and second laterally inner portion are rotatably coupled to the support member at the joint member to form the joint, the joint member is located laterally inward of the first collar opening and the second collar opening with the long axis of the joint member parallel to the center axis of the first collar opening and the center axis of the second collar opening, the support member is rotatable relative to the first attachment member and the second attachment member about the long axis of the joint member, the first attachment member and second attachment member are rotatable about the common axis of rotation defined by the joint member to adjust a lateral distance between the first collar portion and the second collar portion, the container mount is adapted to mount to the first aerobar extension and second aerobar extension with the long axis of the joint member parallel to the first aerobar extension and second aerobar extension to support the container in a position during use that is fully within a rider's torso profile, between the rider's arms and so that the container is accessible by the rider in aero form.

US Pat. No. 10,427,665

FORCE FEEDBACK FAULT DETECTION AND ACCOMMODATION FOR A MULTI-CHANNEL ELECTRIC BRAKE ACTUATOR CONTROLLER

SIMMONDS PRECISION PRODUC...

1. A method of fault detection and accommodation for a controller and actuator system, wherein the actuator system includes an actuator and having a sensor and controls operation of an electric brake, the method comprising:generating and transmitting from the controller to the actuator a controller excitation current;
receiving at the controller a signal from the actuator system, the signal including a measured excitation current measured by the sensor;
setting a flag in the controller in response to the measured excitation current falling below a threshold value;
transmitting a flag signal after the flag is set, the flag signal being transmitted from the controller to control circuitry on the actuator;
receiving from the electric brake at the control circuitry on the actuator a first and second load cell signals that are based on a braking force applied by the electric brake;
determining at the control circuitry on the actuator how the actuator is operating the electric brake based on the first and second load signals wherein determining includes comparing the first and second load cell signals to expected first and second load cell signals;
adjusting a state of the actuator based on determining how the actuator is operating and transmitting the state to the controller;
adjust a state of the actuator in the controller based on the determination, wherein adjusting the state includes calculating a gain correction to be applied to the controller excitation current to reduce a force error of the actuator; and
operating the controller with the corrected gain.

US Pat. No. 10,427,621

VEHICLE TETHER CLIP

Seoyon E-Hwa Co., Ltd., ...

1. A vehicle tether clip comprising:a base part comprising a pair of hooks having latch jaws that are inserted and latched into a mounting hole of a pillar panel;
a sliding part coupled to the base part and mounted to a coupling bracket of a pillar trim; and
female screw holes formed through the hooks.

US Pat. No. 10,427,591

SOLID STATE STEERABLE LIGHT

J.W. SPEAKER CORPORATION,...

1. A light assembly for generating a light pattern, the assembly comprising:a a first bank of LEDs and a second bank of LEDs mounted in a line, each LED in the first bank and the second bank having a duty cycle;
a first lens positioned in front of the first bank of LEDs to direct light from each LED into an illumination field associated with the LED;
a second lens positioned in front of the second bank of LEDs to direct light from each LED into an illumination field associated with the LED, wherein the illumination fields of energized LEDs in the first bank and the second bank together create an illumination pattern, wherein a separate illumination field associated with the first bank LEDs overlaps each two adjacent illumination fields associated with the second bank while a separate illumination field associated with the second bank LEDs overlaps each two adjacent illumination fields associated with the first bank, and wherein a first edge illumination field is at one end of the illumination pattern and a second edge illumination field is at another end of the illumination pattern opposite the one end; and
a processor controlling the LED duty cycles to move the illumination pattern projected by the first lens and the second lens in a first direction to the side of the first edge illumination field opposite the second edge illumination field by:
(i) increasing a duty cycle of an LED associated with the first edge illumination field while simultaneously decreasing a duty cycle of an LED associated with the second edge illumination field; and
(ii) repeating step (i) with the illumination field adjacent the first edge illumination field in the first direction as the first edge illumination field and with the illumination field adjacent the second edge illumination field in the first direction as the second edge illumination field.

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. 10,427,524

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. 10,427,495

VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

1. A vehicle air conditioning device comprising:a compressor which compresses a refrigerant;
an air flow passage through which air to be supplied to a vehicle interior flows;
a radiator which lets the refrigerant radiate heat to heat the air to be supplied from the air flow passage to the vehicle interior;
a heat absorber which lets the refrigerant absorb heat to cool the air to be supplied from the air flow passage to the vehicle interior;
an outdoor heat exchanger disposed outside the vehicle interior to let the refrigerant absorb heat; and
control means,
the vehicle air conditioning device executing at least a heating mode in which the control means lets the refrigerant discharged from the compressor radiate heat in the radiator, decompresses the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated, and then lets the refrigerant absorb heat in the outdoor heat exchanger,
wherein on the basis of a difference ?TXO=(TXObase?TXO) between a refrigerant evaporation temperature TXObase of the outdoor heat exchanger in non-frosting and a refrigerant evaporation temperature TXO of the outdoor heat exchanger, the control means corrects an operation mode in accordance with increase of the difference ?TXO.

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. 10,427,368

MULTI-LAYER BODY

OVD Kinegram AG, Zug (CH...

1. A multi-layer body with a first layer with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the first surface of the first layer defines a base plane spanned by coordinate axes x and y, wherein molded into the second surface of the first layer in a first area are a large number of facet faces, wherein each of the facet faces has a minimum dimension of more than 1 ?m and a maximum dimension of less than 300 ?m, wherein each of the facet faces is determined by the parameters: form F of the facet face, area size S of the facet face, spacing H of the centroid of the facet face from the base plane, position P of the centroid of the facet face in the coordinate system spanned by the x-axis and the y-axis, angle of inclination Ax of the facet face about the x-axis towards the base plane, angle of inclination Ay of the facet face about the y-axis towards the base plane and azimuthal angle Az of the facet face defined by the angle of rotation of the facet face about a z-axis perpendicular to the base plane, wherein one or more of the parameters F, S, H, P, Ax, Ay and Az of the facet faces arranged in the first area is varied pseudorandomly within a variation range predefined in each case for the first area, and wherein a reflective second layer is applied to each of the facet faces, wherein the angles of inclination Ax and Ay of the facet faces in the first area are in each case determined according to an additive superimposition of the angles of inclination Ax and Ay determined by a function F(x,y) with the pseudorandom variation of the angle of inclination Ax and/or the angle of inclination Ay within the respective variation range predefined for the first area of surface, wherein the function F(x,y) is chosen such that it varies the angles of inclination Ax and Ay to generate an optically variable first item of information.

US Pat. No. 10,427,330

HYBRID LAY-UP MOLD

Ascent Aerospace, LLC, S...

1. A hybrid lay-up mold, comprising:an iron-nickel eggcrate structure;
an iron-nickel alloy interim working surface secured to the eggcrate structure, the eggcrate structure and interim working surface cooperating to define a base mold;
a carbon fiber composite material overlay bonded to the interim structure; and
wherein the lay-up mold is free of any mechanical attachments, the eggcrate structure being fabricated from welded together header boards, and the interim working surface being welded and atop the eggcrate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,427,266

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING NOTIFICATION PERTAINING TO ACTIONABLE CONDITION OF ELECTRICAL SHOP TOOL

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A method pertaining to an actionable condition of an electrical shop tool (EST), the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, measurement data transmitted by a measurement device connected to the EST;
determining, by the one or more processors based on the measurement data, one or more individual jobs performed using the EST, wherein each individual job is based on at least two measurement data values of the measurement data;
determining, by the one or more processors, the actionable condition of the EST based on the one or more individual jobs performed using the EST;
determining, by the one or more processors, a notification indicative of the actionable condition; and
transmitting, by the one or more processors, the notification to a communication network, wherein the notification is addressed to a destination identifier associated with at least one of the measurement device and the EST,
wherein the measurement data comprise one or more sets of at least two measurements of a voltage differential associated with one or more electrical circuits connected to one or more sensors, and
wherein each of the one or more sets of at least two measurements represents one of the individual jobs performed using the EST.

US Pat. No. 10,427,250

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WELDING WIRES FOR WELDING ZINC-COATED WORKPIECES

HOBART BROTHERS LLC, Tro...

1. A welding consumable, comprising:a metallic sheath comprising steel surrounding a granular core comprising between 0.4 wt % and approximately 4 wt % zinc, based on the weight of the welding consumable, wherein the zinc is disposed within the granular core of the welding consumable.

US Pat. No. 10,427,245

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR WELDED STRUCTURE

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A method of producing a welded structure comprising the steps of:butt welding two steel sheets by laser welding, and
supplying assist gas to a melt pool surface during said butt welding,
wherein a thickness of at least one steel sheet of said two steel sheets is 0.6 mm or less,
said assist gas is a mixed gas containing 10 to 50 vol % of O2 gas;
when the O2 concentration in said assist gas is C (vol %), a flow rate L of assist gas (liter/min) is
andwhen a welding speed is V (m/min), an average thickness of two steel sheets is “t” (mm), and a spot area of the laser is A (mm2), an output of the laser is

US Pat. No. 10,427,228

DYNAMIC SAW LUBRICATION SYSTEM

Precision Automation, Inc...

1. An up-cut saw comprising:an arbor defining a rotation axis;
a saw blade mounted to the arbor;
a motor configured to spin the saw blade about the rotation axis, to cut a workpiece;
a lubrication nozzle configured to lubricate a periphery of the saw blade, the lubrication nozzle being coupled to a sliding bearing defining a first path; and
a mechanical linkage having a first end coupled to the lubrication nozzle and a second end coupled to a traveling arm carrying the saw blade, wherein the traveling arm is movable along a second path transverse to the first path;
wherein the mechanical linkage includes a rigid link having a first pivoting joint coupled to the lubrication nozzle and a second pivoting joint coupled to the traveling arm, and wherein the second pivoting joint and the arbor are coaxial with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,427,223

DEVICE FOR OPENING CONNECTION TO LINED PIPE

Picote Solutions Inc., S...

1. A device having a drill head for opening a connection to a lined pipe, the drill head being rotatable about a rotation axis, comprising:four step-wise tapered cutting edges disposed at a front end of the device for puncturing and enlarging a hole in a liner,
each of the four step-wise tapered cutting edges having multiple cutting edges parallel to the rotation axis and multiple cutting edges perpendicular to the rotation axis; and
spacers being disposed between the four step-wise tapered cutting edges of the drill head for reducing cutting depth of the cutters.

US Pat. No. 10,427,221

DUAL STAGE ROTARY WORKHOLDING CHUCK

Hammill Manufacturing Com...

1. A dual stage rotary gripping chuck comprising:a machine adapter having a centrally disposed actuator movable by a drawbar adapter;
a sun gear engaging said actuator, said sun gear coupled to said machine adapter by a bearing support race positioned by a plurality of biasing springs;
a body positioned over said machine adapter having a plurality of apertures;
a clamp post extending through each said aperture, each said clamp post having an upper end and a lower end;
a planetary gear secured to the lower end of each said clamp post for engaging said sun gear; and
an offset clamp arm having a proximal end secured to the upper end of each said clamp post and a distal end extending outwardly therefrom;
wherein said distal end of said offset clamp arm is adjustable to engage workpieces ranging from a small diameter, less than the diameter of the actuator, to a large diameter greater than the diameter of the chuck body.

US Pat. No. 10,427,214

WATER-COOLED CENTRIFUGAL PIPE CASTING MACHINE

Shenyang Yate Industrial ...

6. A water-cooled centrifugal pipe casting machine, comprising:a sector ladle tilting system,
a pouring runner,
a pipe mold, and
a pipe removing device, each of which are connected successively,
wherein the pipe mold is provided to a travel system, and rotation of the pipe mold is controlled by a pipe mold rotating system,
the sector ladle tilting system comprises a sector ladle, a sector ladle driving mechanism, a servo motor, and a ladle tilting reducer,
wherein the servo motor is connected to the ladle tilting reducer, an output end of the ladle tilting reducer is connected to one end of the sector ladle driving mechanism, and an opposite end of the sector ladle driving mechanism is connected to the sector ladle,
wherein the travel system comprises:
a travel trolley,
a travel base, and
a travel driving system,
wherein the travel driving system is provided on the travel base, the travel trolley is provided on the travel driving system, and movement of the travel trolley is controlled by the travel driving system,
wherein the travel driving system comprises:
a rack,
a gear,
a coupling, and
a power device,
wherein the power device is connected to an input end of the coupling, an output end of the coupling is connected to the gear, the gear is engaged with the rack, the rack is connected to a trolley body of the travel trolley, and the gear is provided on the travel base.

US Pat. No. 10,427,164

DISCHARGE END WALL INSERTS

Polycorp Ltd., Elora, On...

1. A discharge end wall system mounted on a discharge end wall of a mill shell in a grinding mill, the mill shell being rotatable about an axis of rotation thereof in a direction of rotation to produce a pulp including ore particles and water, the discharge end wall being partially defined by an outer perimeter wall of the mill shell and having a central hole through which the pulp exits the mill shell, the discharge wall system comprising:a discharge end assembly comprising:
the discharge end wall and the outer perimeter wall;
a plurality of pulp lifters radially arranged on the discharge end wall relative to the axis of rotation;
pairs of adjacent ones of the pulp lifters each respectively comprising a leading one of the pulp lifters in the pair and a trailing one of the pulp lifters in the pair relative to the direction of rotation, said pairs partially defining respective pulp chambers therebetween through which the pulp is at least partially directed to the central hole; and
at least one insert formed to be positioned in a selected one of the pulp chambers for covering at least one selected surface of the discharge end assembly in the selected one of the pulp chambers, to mitigate the extent to which said at least one selected surface is subjected to wear due to movement of the pulp in the pulp chambers;
said at least one insert comprising a pair of flanges formed for engagement with ridge surfaces of the pair of the pulp lifters that partially define the selected one of the pulp chambers in which said at least one insert is positioned, each said flange comprising at least one opening therethrough alignable with at least one hole in respective ridge surfaces of the pair of pulp lifters that partially define the selected one of the pulp chambers;
at least one discharge grate configured to be positioned on the pulp lifters, said at least one discharge grate comprising apertures therein to permit the pulp to flow therethrough into the pulp chambers;
said at least one insert being securable in a predetermined position in the selected one of the pulp chambers to cover said at least one selected surface therein, by at least one fastener received through said at least one opening in each said flange and into said at least one hole in the respective pulp lifters that partially define the selected one of the pulp chambers; and
said at least one insert comprising at least one cushion element formed to be positioned adjacent to at least one preselected portion of said at least one selected surface of the outer perimeter wall of the pulp chamber and formed to provide protection from wear thereof when said at least one insert is positioned in the selected one of the pulp chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,427,121

NON INTRUSIVE AGITATION SYSTEM

ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVE...

1. A first inter-related product for non intrusive agitation of a fluid, suitable for cell culture, provided in the form of a device comprising:a container to contain directly or by a further second container the fluid, the container comprising an inner part, an outer part and walls, at least one of the walls comprising a first flexible element having an internal surface oriented towards the inner part of the container and an external surface oriented towards the outer part of the container,
main movable stirring means located inside the container to stir at least the fluid,
wherein,
the external surface of the first flexible element is to interfere mechanically with an external movable impulsion means thus creating a deformation on the internal surface of the first flexible element such that said deformation of the internal surface of the first flexible element has a mechanical interference with the main movable stirring means, and movement of such impulsion means is transmitted to the main movable stirring means by interposition of the first flexible element,
wherein the main movable stirring means comprises first protrusions, and at least one of the first protrusions are cylindrical protrusions, semicylindrical protrusions, semispherical protrusions, idle cylinders, idle spherical elements, retractile bars, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,427,118

ULTRASONIC NUTRIENT MIXING REACTOR

Brisben Water Solutions L...

1. An ultrasonic mixing reactor system for mixing plant nutrients comprising:at least one pump fluidly coupled to a source of fluid bulk mixed plant nutrients,
said at least one pump discharge fluidly connected to a venturi nozzle device,
said venturi nozzle fluidly connected to a nozzle device having at least one annular shaped plate comprised of a plurality of apertures constructed and arranged to create cavitation,
said nozzle device discharge fluidly coupled to a first ultrasonic reactor, said first ultrasonic reactor comprised of a first container having a plurality of variable frequency ultrasonic transducers mounted within said first ultrasonic reactor for generating acoustic cavitation of said bulk mixed plant nutrients, said first container having a tube centrally disposed within said first container, said tube constructed and arranged to create a directional vortex for discharge of said fluid from said first ultrasonic reactor, said container having a plurality of plates mounted at a predetermined distance from said plurality of ultrasonic transducers constructed and arranged to deflect acoustic waves within said container,
said first ultrasonic reactor discharge fluidly connected to a second ultrasonic reactor comprised of a second container having a plurality of variable frequency ultrasonic transducers mounted within said second ultrasonic reactor for generating acoustic cavitation of said bulk mixed plant nutrients, said second container having a tube centrally disposed within said second container, said tube constructed and arranged to create a directional vortex for discharge of said fluid from said second ultrasonic reactor, said container having a plurality of plates mounted at a predetermined distance from said plurality of ultrasonic transducers constructed and arranged to deflect acoustic waves within said container,
said second ultrasonic reactor discharge fluidly coupled to plate static mixer constructed and arranged to create hydrodynamic mixing.

US Pat. No. 10,427,086

LOW-PRESSURE DROP STRUCTURE OF PARTICLE ADSORBENT BED FOR ADSORPTION GAS SEPARATION PROCESS

CLIMEWORKS AG, Zurich (C...

1. A gas separation unit for the separation of a first gas from a gas mixture containing said first gas as well as further gases different from the first gas by using a cyclic adsorption/desorption process using a loose particulate sorbent material for gas adsorption,wherein said particulate sorbent material is arranged in at least two stacked layers,
wherein each layer comprises two sheets of a flexible fabric material which is gas permeable but impermeable to the loose particulate sorbent material, which sheets:
are either mounted on a stiff frame structure or form the layer in a self-supporting way using spacers or distance elements between them,
are arranged essentially parallel defining an inlet face of the layer and an outlet face of the layer,
are arranged with a distance between the sheets in the range of 0.5-2.5 cm, and
are enclosing a cavity in which the particulate sorbent material is located,
wherein the unit has a gas inlet side or gas inlet manifold through which a gas inflow of the gas mixture enters the unit and a gas outlet side or gas outlet manifold through which a gas outflow exits the unit, a gas pathway between the gas inflow and the gas outflow being confined in the unit to pass through at least one layer;
wherein said layers are arranged in the unit such that the gas inflow passes through the inlet face, subsequently through the particulate sorbent material located in the cavity of the respective layer, subsequently to exit the respective layer through the outlet face to form the gas outflow;
wherein the layers are arranged such that inlet faces of adjacent layers are facing each other enclosing gas inlet channels and such that outlet faces are facing each other enclosing gas outlet channels;
wherein a mean distance between inlet faces and/or outlet faces defining said channels, measured in a direction essentially perpendicular to a main gas inflow direction and a main gas outflow direction, respectively, is in the range of 0.5-5 cm;
wherein a length of the inlet face and/or of the outlet face in a direction parallel to the main gas inflow direction and the main gas outflow direction, respectively, is at least ten times larger than distance (d) between the sheets in the layer;
wherein at least one layer is provided with primary heat exchange elements,
wherein tubing is provided in each layer,
wherein there are provided stackable backbone elements,
wherein attachment means are provided in or at said stackable backbone elements for fluid transfer attachment of ends of the tubes, and
wherein the stackable backbone elements can be connected to each other, to transfer a heat transfer fluid to and from the tubes in individual layers.

US Pat. No. 10,427,061

PLUSH STUFFED WITH MOLDED OR SCULPTED FOAM

GENNCOMM, LLC, Tarzana, ...

1. A plush toy comprising:a foam inner formed into a character shape having at least one appendage and comprising a compressible foam material having an outer surface, the foam inner having a natural size when unconstrained;
a flexible outer covering shaped to and aligned with the character shape of the foam inner and entirely surrounding the foam inner and having an unconstrained size smaller than the natural size of the foam inner, the outer covering having an inner surface for contacting the foam inner, and an outer surface;
the plush toy having
a first uncompressed form with a natural size and shape, wherein the inner foam is constrained by the outer covering and does not achieve its natural size; and
a second, compressed form smaller than the unconstrained form;
wherein when the plush toy is compressed to the compressed form, upon release the plush toy expands to the uncompressed form with the natural size and shape of the plush toy.

US Pat. No. 10,427,056

SEATING DEVICE

BEC GmbH, Pfullingen (DE...

1. A seating device configured to be connected to a movement mechanism, the seating device comprising:at least one seat;
a fastening flange having a flange section configured to connect to the movement mechanism and at least one flange clamping receptacle configured to connect to said at least one seat;
at least two seat clamping receptacles each connected to one of said at least one seat;
at least one clamping device extending in the direction of a clamping axis;
said flange clamping receptacle being arranged between two of said at least two seat clamping receptacles;
said clamping device being configured to project through said two of said at least two seat clamping receptacles arranged on either side of said flange clamping receptacle; and,
said clamping device being further configured to clamp together said seat clamping receptacles and said flange clamping receptacles in the direction of said clamping axis.

US Pat. No. 10,427,054

COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MARKETING AND SELLING FANTASY SPORTS AND/OR STOCK MARKET TEAMS

FANTASY INNOVATIONS, LLC,...

1. A computer program containing instructions for causing a computer to perform the method of:offering a fantasy team for sale by a team owner, wherein offering a fantasy team for sale includes defining a flexibility factor for the fantasy team by the team owner, where the flexibility factor is used to establish restrictions on substitutions in a team which may be made by the team owner without investor approval, where a higher flexibility factor allows greater substitution flexibility to the team owner;
viewing available fantasy team investment opportunities by an investor;
making an offer to buy a share of the fantasy team by the investor;
accepting the offer to buy the share of the fantasy team by the team owner; and
communicating fantasy team prize winnings to be shared with the investor by the team owner.

US Pat. No. 10,427,036

GAMES CONTROLLER

Ironburg Inventions Limit...

1. An apparatus for supplying user inputs to a computer program, comprising:a case; and
a plurality of controls located on a front and top of the apparatus;
the apparatus being shaped to be held in both hands of a user such that thumbs of the user are positioned to operate controls located on the front of the apparatus and index fingers of the user are positioned to operate controls located on the top of the apparatus; wherein
the apparatus further comprises at least one first additional control located on a back of the apparatus in a position operable by a middle, ring or little finger of the user, the at least one first additional control comprising an actuator disposed in overlying relationship with a first switch mechanism and a second switch mechanism, the actuator being pivotally coupled to the apparatus such that the actuator activates the first switch mechanism when rotated in a first direction and activates the second switch mechanism when rotated in a second opposing direction,
wherein the actuator comprises a void having opposing first and second walls, wherein the first wall provides an inner engaging surface facing towards a rear of the case for activation in the first direction and the second wall provides an outer engaging surface facing away from the rear of the case for actuation in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,427,015

ADJUSTABLE LOFT GOLF CLUB HEAD

Ringertown Innovations, L...

1. A golf club head for use with a golf club shaft, the golf club head comprising:a housing component comprising a toe, a heel, a center portion connecting the toe and the heel, and a sole extending along a bottom surface of the housing component between the toe and the heel;
a face component comprising a blade and a housing component engaging portion attached to the blade and the housing component, wherein a loft of the blade in relation to the golf club shaft is adjustable; and
a plurality of adjusting components insertable into the housing component through the sole for engaging and repositioning the housing component engaging portion of the face component to adjust the loft of the blade by pushing a bottom of the blade away from the housing component; and
a securing component comprising a threaded end and a tightening end for securing the face component to the housing component once the loft is adjusted; and
wherein the toe comprises a toe hole extending laterally through at least a portion of the toe dimensioned to receive the securing component.

US Pat. No. 10,426,966

WEARABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR (WCD) SYSTEM INFORMING PATIENT THAT IT WILL NOT SHOCK RESPONSIVE TO JUST-SELF-TERMINATED CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA

WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS CORP....

1. A wearable cardioverter defibrillator (“WCD”) system, comprising: a support structure configured to be worn by a patient; a power source; an energy storage module configured to receive an electrical charge from the power source, and to store the received electrical charge; a discharge circuit coupled to the energy storage module, the discharge circuit controllable to discharge the stored electrical charge so as to cause a shock to be delivered to the patient while the support structure is worn by the patient; a discharge circuit coupled to the energy storage module, the discharge circuit controllable to discharge the electrical charge so as to cause a shock to be delivered to the patient; a measurement circuit configured to render physiological inputs from an ElectroCardioGram (ECG) signal of the patient; a user interface configured to output one or more human-perceptible indications; and a processor configured to: detect a cardiac arrhythmia of the patient from one of the physiological inputs; then determine, from a subsequent one of the physiological inputs, whether or not the detected cardiac arrhythmia is validated according to a validation criterion; and if the detected cardiac arrhythmia is not so validated, then cause a closing human-perceptible indication to be output, the closing human-perceptible indication configured to communicate to the patient that it was decided not to shock responsive to the detected cardiac arrhythmia, and to further control the discharge circuit to not deliver a shock for at least 25 min from when it was determined that the detected cardiac arrhythmia is not so validated; else if the detected cardiac arrhythmia is so validated, control the discharge circuit to instead deliver a shock within 2.5 min from when it was determined that the detected cardiac arrhythmia is so validated.

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. 10,426,877

BREAST MILK EXPRESSION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

IMALAC, INC., Miami, FL ...

1. A breast milk expression apparatus comprising:an outer shell;
a plurality of circumferentially spaced inner pads coupled to the outer shell, the plurality of pads disposed under the outer shell, each pad having a radially inner concave surface configured to engage a breast of a user, and the pads configured for radial displacement, wherein each pad defines a circumferential channel extending longitudinally along a respective axis, and wherein in a configuration where the pads engage the breast of the user, the pads are disposed between the outer shell and the breast;
a compression unit coupled to the plurality of pads, configured to cyclically displace the pads radially inwardly against the breast to cause compression of the breast and, following compression of the breast, permitting the breast to expand and decompress, wherein the compression unit includes:
a cable banded about and extending longitudinally and coaxially through each circumferential channel of the plurality of pads, wherein the circumferential channels permit relative longitudinal movement of the cable relative to the pads, and
a drive unit coupled to the cable and the outer shell, the drive unit configured to tighten the cable about the pads to cause the pads to compress the breast and configured to loosen the cable about the pads, permitting the breast to expand and decompress.

US Pat. No. 10,426,873

EVACUATION SYSTEM

Nascent Surgical, LLC, E...

1. An evacuation system for surgical settings comprising:a vacuum source configured to generate a negative pressure for delivering a level of suction for removing smoke during open surgery;
a flow regulator device fluidly coupled to the vacuum source, the flow regulator device comprising a vacuum port, an inlet port, and a flow rate adjuster; and
a sensing and control system operatively associated with the vacuum source and the flow regulator and programmed to:
cause delivery of a first level of suction via the flow regulator device based on a target pressure level to be maintained in a body cavity during laparoscopic surgery;
sense a level of pressure at one or more of the vacuum port and the inlet port indicative of a pressure of the body cavity during laparoscopic surgery; and
cause delivery of a second level of suction via the flow regulator device in response to a sensed level of pressure deviating from the target pressure, the first and second levels of suction being non-zero suction levels,
wherein the vacuum port is adapted to fluidly couple to the vacuum source, the inlet port is adapted to fluidly couple to an end effector, the vacuum port and the inlet port are fluidly coupled, and the flow rate adjuster is operable to adjust a level of negative pressure delivered by the vacuum source to the inlet port to a reduced suction level such that the end effector receives a level of active suction for removing smoke from the body cavity during laparoscopic surgery.

US Pat. No. 10,426,698

PILL CONTAINER WITH CAP

Breeden Brothers, LLC, N...

1. A pill container comprisingan outer shell having a flat bottom section and an angled corner section, the angled corner section having an opening for dispensing pills, wherein the outer shell includes a first shell section and a second shell section that snap together to form the outer shell;
a bottle disposed within the outer shell, wherein the first shell section and the second shell section snap together around the bottle to enclose all but a spout of the bottle;
a constriction within the bottle configured to reduce flow of the pills out from the pill container, and
a cap formed in substantially triangular shape, the cap configured to screw onto the bottle and seal the opening of the outer shell, wherein the cap includes a raised section having a notch, the notch configured to pass over and engage with a raised insert protruding from the bottle as the cap is turned.

US Pat. No. 10,426,666

WEIGHTED SLEEP MASK

Gravity Products LLC, Br...

1. A sleep mask, comprising:a weighted mask component comprising:
a forward panel;
a rear panel, the rear panel attached to the forward panel via a second seam along a periphery of the weighted mask component, wherein the forward panel and rear panel are joined together by stitching to form a plurality of compartments, the stitching comprising at least one horizontal stitch that serves as a divider at least three of the plurality of compartments, wherein the plurality of compartments are filled with beads made of glass to cause the weighted mask component to weigh at least 370 grams, wherein the stitching is adapted to cause a decrease in thickness of the weighted mask component at locations of eyes of a human user thereby causing pressure from the sleep mask on the human user to be greater around the eyes of the human user than directly over the eyes of the human user when the sleep mask is worn by the human user lying down, and wherein the weighted mask component is shaped so that weight from the beads made of glass apply weight to cheeks of the human user when worn by the human user; and
a sleep mask cover comprising:
a front cover component comprising fleece;
a rear cover component, the rear cover component attached to the front cover component via a seam along sides of the sleep mask cover and a bottom of the sleep mask cover, the rear cover component being made from a material different from fleece; and
the front cover component and second cover component being joined together by stitching to form an internal chamber shaped to hold the weighted mask component into the internal chamber, wherein the front cover component and the second cover component are joined to form an opening between the front cover component and the rear cover component along an upper portion of the sleep mask cover, wherein access through the opening is controlled through a zipper along the upper portion to allow the weighted mask component to be removed from the internal chamber to allow the sleep mask to be worn without the weighted mask component, and further wherein the front cover component and rear cover component are sewn together to secure a first elastic tape portion to one side of the sleep mask cover and to secure a second elastic tape portion to another side of the sleep mask cover opposite the one side of the sleep mask cover, the first elastic tape portion comprising a snap component and the second elastic tape comprises a receiver portion configured such that the receiver component can be removably attached to the snap component.

US Pat. No. 10,426,632

EXPANDABLE SPINAL INTERBODY ASSEMBLY

Life Spine, Inc., Huntle...

1. An expandable implant, comprising:a top support configured to engage a first portion of vertebral bone;
a bottom support configured to engage a second portion of vertebral bone;
a control assembly coupled to the top support and the bottom support and configured to control relative movement between the top support and the bottom support, wherein the control assembly includes a control member including a head and a body portion;
wherein the head includes a recess and the body portion includes at least one access port in fluid communication with the recess to enable delivery of fluid to an interior of the implant via the recess and at least one access port;
wherein the control assembly further comprises a front portion adjustably coupled to the body portion of the control member and a rear portion longitudinally fixed relative to the head of the control member.

US Pat. No. 10,426,572

DENTAL TOOL AND GUIDANCE DEVICES

Viax Dental Technologies ...

1. A dental overlay for temporary installation into the mouth of a patient to guide a dental instrument having a tooth treatment element configured for removing a portion of tooth structure from a tooth in the removal of a predetermined portion of working tooth structure to be removed from a working tooth to be treated, the overlay comprising:(i) a base having one or more surfaces for contacting portions of one or more teeth in a mouth of a patient to secure the overlay in a suitable position with respect to the tooth to be treated, and the base further having one or more open areas for exposing the portion of the working tooth structure to be removed; and
(ii) a cutting guide comprising a plurality of sets of adjacent guide walls extending from the base, each of the sets of adjacent guide walls defining, in combination with the base, a respective side aperture for receipt of a guide projection of separated guide projections of the dental instrument, a combination of a guide wall of each of the sets of adjacent guide walls and the base defining a side opening for receipt of the tooth treatment element through the side opening, wherein the side opening has a width as measured in a first plane perpendicular to the sets of adjacent guide walls that is larger than a width of each of the side apertures as measured in the first plane, and wherein the adjacent guide walls of each of the sets of adjacent guide walls have a predetermined configuration for contacting a guide projection of separated guide projections of the dental instrument to limit the movement of the tooth treatment element of the dental instrument without the tooth treatment element contacting the guide walls of the cutting guide and to restrict the portion of the working tooth structure to be removed to the predetermined portion of the working tooth to be treated.

US Pat. No. 10,426,558

PORT CONTROL

Cambridge Medical Robotic...

1. A port locator of a surgical port of a surgical robot system, where the surgical robot system includes an instrument attached to a robot arm, the instrument having an instrument shaft configured to pass through the surgical port to a surgical site, the port locator comprising:an interface configured to couple to the surgical port;
a mechanism coupled to the interface and configured to apply a force to the interface as the interface moves relative to the instrument shaft at the surgical site; and
a controller including a processor configured to estimate the position of a part of the robot arm, the controller configured to control the mechanism in dependence on the estimated position of the part of the robot arm such that as the robot arm moves the instrument, the mechanism provides a force to keep the port in place at the surgical site.

US Pat. No. 10,426,554

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING AND NAVIGATION

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A tracking and navigation system, comprising:an imaging or treatment device, wherein at least part of the imaging or treatment device is movable relative to a patient;
a tracker device mounted on the imaging or treatment device and movable therewith relative to the patient; and
a fiducial marker configured to be fixed relative to the patient to define a position and orientation of a patient coordinate system relative to a coordinate system of the tracker device, the fiducial marker having a polyhedral structure having a plurality of faces, each face being connected to at least two neighboring faces, each face having a plurality of marks defining a three dimensional coordinate system with an origin point and first and second axes within each face and a third axis that is perpendicular to the first and second axes, each face having marks that are distinguishable from marks on other faces of the polyhedral structure,
wherein the fiducial marker is configured and arranged to be detected by the tracker device to substantially maintain six-degree-of-freedom registration between the patient coordinate system and the coordinate system of the tracker device, and
wherein the tracker device is configured to:
detect the plurality of marks on at least one face of the fiducial marker, and
determine a position and an orientation of the patient coordinate system relative to the coordinate system of the tracker device in six degrees of freedom based upon the marks on each face and based upon the three dimensional coordinate system defined by the plurality of marks on the at least one face of the fiducial marker detected by the tracker device.

US Pat. No. 10,426,529

SURGICAL SYSTEMS, KITS AND METHODS FOR SETTING BONE SEGMENTS

Mark A. Barry, Las Vegas...

1. A method of intramedullary bone fixation comprising:installing a bone anchor in a side surface of a bone, the bone anchor having a head;
sliding a distal end of a resilient, elongate nail body longitudinally into the bone through a channel in the head of the installed bone anchor and along a medullary cavity of the bone to occupy a portion of the cavity such that the nail body enters the anchor channel through the side surface of the bone adjacent to the anchor head; and
tightening a mechanism on the bone anchor such that the mechanism moves from a movable state in which the nail body may slide axially and rotate through the engagement portion and a fixed state in which the nail body is prevented from moving relative to the bone anchor,
wherein the resilient, elongate nail body includes a curved portion that exerts a lateral spring force against a wall of the medullary cavity after the nail body is implanted.

US Pat. No. 10,426,519

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC CORRECTION OF A SPINAL DEFORMITY

Centre Hospitalier Univer...

1. A minimally invasive system for dynamic correction of a spinal deformity in patients, the system comprising:a flat ligament made of synthetic material;
a plurality of staples configured to be anchored on a respective vertebral body of the patient to hold the ligament against each vertebral body;
a device configured to mechanically tension the ligament;
wherein the device configured to mechanically tension the ligament comprising:
a tubular rod configured to allow the ligament and at least one pin capable of penetrating the vertebral body so as to prevent slippage of the distal end of the rod on the vertebral body to pass between a distal end and a proximal end of the rod, the rod leading, at the distal end thereof, into a notch suitable for the ligament to pass through; and
a torque wrench arranged at the proximal end of the rod, the torque wrench comprising a spindle that is perpendicular to the rod and has a slit through which the ligament passes, the spindle of the wrench being suitable for being rotated so as to adjust the mechanical tension of the ligament.

US Pat. No. 10,426,498

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PERFUSION THERAPY

NEURONAL PROTECTION SYSTE...

19. A method for cerebral perfusion therapy of a patient, including:a. Providing a cerebral perfusion device including:
i. An outer catheter configured for cerebral perfusion therapy and including a single lumen first elongate member having a proximal portion with a proximal end, a distally tapered distal portion having a distally tapered distal end and an open distal tip, an inner lumen extending along at least the outer catheter distal portion, a plurality of apertures disposed along the distal portion and extending from an outer surface of the first elongate member to the first elongate member inner lumen; and
ii. An inner catheter configured for use in cerebral perfusion therapy and including a second elongate member having a proximal portion with a proximal end, a distal portion with a distal end and an open distal tip, a lumen extending along at least the inner catheter distal portion, the inner catheter configured for slidable coaxial advancement within the inner lumen of the outer catheter and through the outer catheter distal tip, and slidable disposal at a location near or at the vicinity of at least a portion of the outer catheter apertures;
iii. Navigating the device intracorporeally through a patient's artery to a treatment site;
iv. Applying suction thromboaspiration simultaneously through at least a portion of the outer catheter and the inner catheter to assist in removal of obstruction from the site and minimize embolic particles liberated during treatment of the treatment site from migrating to a previously uninvolved vascular territories.

US Pat. No. 10,426,497

ANCHORING DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHODS

Route 92 Medical, Inc., ...

1. A catheter system for use to deliver a working device to an intracranial artery, the catheter system comprising:a tethering device comprising:
an elongated tether having a distal end and a proximal end; and
an anchor coupled to the distal end of the tether, the anchor deployable from a low profile configuration to a higher profile configuration to fix the distal end of the tether at an anchoring site in an anchoring vessel; and
a guide-sheath comprising:
a tether lumen configured to receive the tethering device, the tether lumen communicating with a tether port near a distal end of the guide-sheath;
a working lumen extending from a proximal end of the guide sheath to a mouth at or near the distal end of the guide sheath, the working lumen configured to deliver a working device; and
a deflecting surface near the distal end of the guide sheath, the deflecting surface located between the working lumen and the tether lumen, and positioned oblique to the working lumen; and
a point of fixation located proximal to the anchoring site, wherein the guide-sheath is reversibly attachable to the elongated tether at the point of fixation, and
wherein, when the anchor is deployed at the anchoring site and the guide-sheath is attached to the elongated tether at the point of fixation, delivery of the working device through the working lumen tensions the elongated tether between the anchoring site and the point of fixation.

US Pat. No. 10,426,487

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCLOSING AN ANATOMICAL OPENING

Pulsar Vascular, Inc., S...

1. An aneurysm enclosure framework in a planar configuration prior to assembly into a deliverable configuration, the aneurysm enclosure framework comprising:a central framework portion and two support framework portions, the support framework portions connected to opposite sides of the central framework portion, the central and support framework portions aligned along a longitudinal axis,
wherein the central framework portion comprises a set of central struts forming at least one quadrilateral form with first and second longitudinal junctions joining the struts at two longitudinal apices, and two lateral junctions joining the struts at apices of a lateral axis; and
a radiopaque composition incorporated in a laterally asymmetric pattern on the central framework portion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,474

SUTURELESS DEVICE AND METHODS FOR CLOSING A TISSUE OPENING

Black Diamond Creations, ...

1. A tissue closing device comprising:(a) an anchor base and a receiving base; the bottom of the anchor base and the receiving base having an adhesive; the receiving base having a receiving body;
(b) a tie strip having a plurality of teeth, and a rack; wherein the tie strip connects with the anchor base;
(c) the receiving body having a slide port and a pawl extending into the slide port; the slide port is for receiving the tie strip; the pawl is adapted to engage with the teeth on the tie strip for preventing movement of said base portion in a release direction;
(d) a key having a pinion; wherein the key releasably connects with the receiving body; the pinion corresponds with the rack on the tie strip;wherein rotational motion to the key causes the rack on the tie strip to move relative to the pinion, thereby translating the rotational motion of the pinion into linear motion of the tie strip and the anchor base, such that the distance between the anchor base and the receiving base decreases; the teeth and the pawl maintains the distance between the anchor base and receiving base.

US Pat. No. 10,426,455

SURGICAL ANCHOR AND METHOD OF USE

Westek, LLC, Fresno, CA ...

1. A surgical method for attaching tissue to bone, comprising:selecting a surgical anchor, the surgical anchor comprising:
a shaft comprising a side wall, a top end, a terminal end, and a central axis extending from the top end to the terminal end;
a head positioned at the top end of the shaft, the head comprising a beveled bottom surface oriented at a first angle relative to the central axis of the shaft;
a central bore extending through at least a portion of the shaft along the central axis;
a first side bore extending from the shaft side wall to the central bore and angled at a second angle relative to the central axis of the shaft, the first side bore comprising a first opening in the shaft side wall positioned proximate to an intersection of the beveled bottom surface of the head and the shaft side wall;
a second side bore positioned a radial distance around the shaft from the first side bore, the second side bore extending from the shaft side wall to the central bore and angled at a third angle relative to the central axis of the shaft, and comprising a second opening in the shaft side wall positioned proximate to the intersection of the beveled bottom surface of the head and the shaft side wall;
drilling a hole through a bone and chamfering an edge of the hole, the hole passing from a visible surgical field of view to a hidden surgical field of view and adapted to receive the surgical anchor;
retrieving a tissue to be attached to the bone and securing one or more sutures in the tissue;
placing an elastomeric membrane adjacent to the hole in the hidden surgical field of view;
selecting a shuttle stitch comprising a leading end adapted to pass through the elastomeric membrane and a barb at the leading end, the barb adapted to resist movement of the shuttle stitch back through the elastomeric membrane and thereby capturing the shuttle stitch in the elastomeric membrane;
inserting the shuttle stitch into the elastomeric membrane such that the barb passes into the elastomeric membrane and is captured therein;
moving the elastomeric membrane and the captured shuttle stitch from the hidden surgical field of view to the visible surgical field of view;
removing the shuttle stitch from the elastomeric membrane and coupling the shuttle stitch to the one or more sutures;
withdrawing the shuttle stitch and the coupled one or more sutures back through the hole in the bone and decoupling the shuttle stitch from the one or more sutures;
passing the one or more sutures through the central bore of the surgical anchor and out one or both of the first and second side bores;
inserting the surgical anchor into the hole in the bone;
removing excess slack in the one or more sutures such that the tissue is positioned in contact with the bone; and
securing the surgical anchor into the hole in the bone such that the beveled bottom surface of the head contacts the chamfered edge of the hole, thereby immobilizing the one or more sutures between the beveled bottom surface and the chamfered edge.

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. 10,426,413

PATIENT ALARM DATA APPLICATION

Medical Informatics Corp....

1. A method of managing alarms in a clinical environment, comprising:receiving physiological data of a physiological data type for each patient of a population of a clinical unit
aggregating the physiological data for the population of the clinical unit as a whole into an aggregated physiological data;
receiving a selection of a patient of the population of the clinical unit
displaying the physiological data for the patient and the aggregated physiological data
in a patient-specific user interface; and
calculating a plurality of time in alarm duration estimates for the patient for a plurality of alarm threshold values; and
displaying in the patient-specific user interface a graphical representation of the plurality of time in alarm duration estimates as a function of alarm threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,426,364

AUTOMATIC METHOD TO DELINEATE OR CATEGORIZE AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM

Cardiologs Technologies S...

1. A method for computerizing delineation and multi-label classification of an ECG signal, the ECG signal represented by a multiplicity of ECG data points, the method comprising applying a convolutional neural network to the ECG signal, wherein the convolutional neural network:reads each one of the multiplicity of ECG data points;
analyzes temporally each one of the multiplicity of ECG data points, each one of the multiplicity of ECG data points corresponding to a time point;
assigns to each one of the multiplicity of EGG data points a score for at least two of a P-wave, a QRS complex, a T-wave, or no wave; and
allocates to each time point an absence, a single, or a multiplicity of corresponding waves based on the scores assigned to each one of the multiplicity of ECG data points.

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. 10,426,321

TWO-PART ENDOSCOPE SURGICAL DEVICE

TransEnterix Europe S.a.r...

1. A two-part robotic device for positioning of a medical instrument, comprising:a rigidly mountable fixed base unit attachable to a fixed point in space; and
a detachable body unit reversibly coupleable to said fixed base unit, said detachable body unit reversibly coupleable to said medical instrument, wherein said detachable body unit is a positioning device configured to provide to said medical instrument at least 7 degrees of freedom (DOF) comprising at least 6 rotation movements (1007, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013), at least 1 translation movement (1008) and any combination thereof
wherein said fixed base unit is configured to provide an independent movement to said medical instrument, said independent movement selected from a group consisting of rotation and translation, and said detachable body unit is removable and replaceable from said fixed base unit; an exchange of a first medical instrument for a second medical instrument being effected by removal of at least a portion of said detachable body unit with said first medical instrument coupled to said at least a portion of said detachable body unit, by replacement of said first medical instrument by said second medical instrument, and by reattachment of said at least a portion of said detachable body unit to said fixed based unit;
wherein said detachable body unit comprises k consecutive body unit arm sections, where k is a positive integer, and at least one body unit joint, each of said at least one body unit joint configured to couple one of said k consecutive body unit arm sections to an adjacent body unit object, said adjacent body unit object a member of a group consisting of: an adjacent one of said k consecutive body unit arm sections, said fixed base unit, and a holder for said medical instrument; at least one of said k consecutive body unit arm sections being removable and replaceable,
each of said k consecutive body unit arm sections comprises n coaxial body unit input shafts, n being a positive integer, each of said n coaxial body unit input shafts being configured to be rotated around a body unit joint input axis of rotation by m body unit sources of torque, m, and k being positive integers,
each said adjacent body unit object comprises n coaxial body unit output shafts, said n coaxial body unit output shafts being configured to be rotated around a body unit joint output axis of rotation;
wherein at least one of said at least one body unit joint comprises at least one body unit lock; said at least one body unit lock is configured to lock said at least one of said at least one body unit joint in a predetermined direction;
further wherein said fixed base unit contains within the same all motors for maneuvering said detachable body unit
each of said at least one body unit joint being a constant velocity coupler comprising:
n coaxial body unit input transmissions, each of said n coaxial body unit input transmissions being coupleable to one of said n coaxial body unit input shafts, said n coaxial body unit input transmissions define a first body unit joint plane perpendicular to said body unit joint input axis of rotation;
n coaxial body unit transmissions rotatably connected to said n coaxial body unit input transmissions, said n coaxial body unit transmissions rotating in a second body unit joint plane, said second body unit joint plane perpendicular to said first body unit joint plane; and
n coaxial body unit output transmissions rotatably connected to said n coaxial body unit transmissions, said n coaxial body unit output transmissions rotating in a third body unit joint plane; said third body unit joint plane being perpendicular to said second body unit joint plane;
each of said n coaxial body unit output shafts being coupleable to one of said n coaxial body unit output transmissions; (i) turning a given one of said n coaxial body unit input shafts at a constant velocity will provide a constant velocity at a corresponding one of said n coaxial body unit output shafts; and (ii) an angle between said body unit joint input axis of rotation and said body unit joint output axis of rotation is variable in said second body unit joint plane in an angular range of 0 to 360 degrees
wherein, in a locked state, either said at least one body unit joint and said adjacent body unit object rotate as a unit about a main longitudinal axis of said one of said k consecutive body unit arm sections or said at least one body unit joint and said one of said k consecutive body unit arm sections is rotatable as a unit about a main longitudinal axis of said adjacent body unit object; and, in an unlocked state, an angle between said one of said k consecutive body unit arm sections and said adjacent body unit object is changeable.

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. 10,426,273

EXPANDABLE AND COLLAPSIBLE SUPPORT DEVICE AND OPERATING METHODS THEREFOR

The Solace Company, LLC, ...

1. An expandable and collapsible support device, comprising:an accordion-style frame that expands laterally from a compact closed state to an expanded open state, the frame further including:
a plurality of support bars adapted to support the device, in the expanded open state, on a ground surface in adjacent relation to one another and arranged in a width-wise direction of the device, the support bars laterally extendible and collapsible along a lengthwise plane of the device,
a plurality of slider arms in adjacent relation to one another and extendible and collapsible along the lengthwise plane on either side of the device,
two sets of scissor arms, each scissor arm set connected across the slider arms and arranged on either lengthwise side of the device, each scissor arm set laterally extensible and collapsible along the lengthwise plane of the device, and
a hinge assembly connecting ends of each support bar to a corresponding slider arm to enable pivoting of each slider arm relative to its connected support bar, in going from the compact closed state toward the expanded open state, so that in the expanded open state the slider arm is at an obtuse angle relative to its corresponding support bar, and to enable pivoting of the slider arms inward towards the support bars as the frame is collapsed back into its compact closed state, and
a material support cover to provide a support surface above ground level for the device.

US Pat. No. 10,426,238

CASE HAVING DOUBLE THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE LAYERS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD., ...

1. A case (100) for an electronic device (200), comprising:a protective cover (10) having a side wall (20) wherein the side wall (20) significantly covers a side portion (210) of the electronic device (200) and the side wall (20) comprises an inner surface (21) and an outer surface (22) wherein the inner surface (21) faces the electronic device (200) and a longitudinal recess (23) is formed on the inner surface (21); and
a longitudinal insert member (30) removably received in the longitudinal recess (23),wherein the longitudinal insert member (30) comprises an inner wall (31) and an outer wall (32),wherein the inner wall (31) faces the electronic device (200) and is disposed between the electronic device and the outer wall,wherein the longitudinal insert member (30) is provided with a plurality of holes (40), andwherein the holes (40) are separated by a plurality of partitions (45), and the holes (40) are formed by the inner and outer walls (31), (32) and the partitions (45) such that the holes (40) pass through the longitudinal insert member (30).

US Pat. No. 10,426,201

GARMENT WAISTBAND

Wells Hosiery and Apparel...

1. A lower body garment comprising:a panty portion; and
a waistband that is sewn onto the panty portion;
wherein the waistband is knitted on a circular knitting machine as a tube having courses in a horizontal direction with respect to a length of the tube, the tube having a first end and a second end;
wherein the first end and second end of the tube are seamed to form a continuous tube; and
wherein the continuous tube is perpendicularly sewn onto the panty portion such that the courses in the waistband are vertically aligned with respect to a length of the garment.

US Pat. No. 10,426,180

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A SINGLE SERVING OF A FROZEN CONFECTION

Sigma Phase, Corp., Lexi...

1. A method for providing cooled food or drink, the method comprising:inserting a pod into a recess of a machine for providing the cooled food or drink, the pod containing one or more ingredients and a paddle the machine comprising a refrigerant to cool the food or drink;
contacting a sidewall of the pod against a sidewall of the recess;
connecting a motor of the machine to the paddle by a shaft extending through an end wall of the pod;
rotating the mixing paddle inside the pod in a mixing direction to force contents of the pod downward until contact with a floor of the pod which churns the contents upwards within the pod through openings defined in blades of the paddle;
opening a seal closing an opening defined in a floor of the pod; and
rotating the mixing paddle inside the pod in a dispensing direction to force the contents of the pod through the opening in the floor of the pod.

US Pat. No. 10,426,177

CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Australis Aquaculture, LL...

1. An apparatus for maintaining an ultra low oxygen concentration to prevent spoilage of perishable food products, the apparatus comprising:a shipping container, the container including a plurality of walls;
a composition of a mixture of gases including one or more of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and another inert gas, wherein the mixture of gases replaces ambient atmosphere of the container;
at least one source of compressed gas is used separately or in combination to maintain the composition of the mixture of gases, wherein the compressed gas of each respective source is one of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, or another inert gas, the at least one source of compressed gas comprising a stored compressed gas within a pressurized container;
one or more sensors to monitor the composition of the mixture of gases, wherein the one or more sensors maintain an electronic record of at least one of temperature, the concentrations of the mixture of gases, and rate of use of the gases; and
one or more controllers to release the compressed gas from the at least one source into an interior of the container containing the perishable food products, such that a variable rate of the release is sufficient to maintain an ultra low oxygen concentration and to ensure consistent concentrations of the mixture of gases within the container during a duration of a shipment of the shipping container, the one or more controllers integrating predictive algorithms to regulate the variable rate of release of the compressed gas.

US Pat. No. 10,426,176

VERTICAL ELECTRIC COOKER AND SMOKER AND SMOKE BOX

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

1. An apparatus for cooking and smoking food comprising:a vertically extending cooking and smoking chamber having a left side wall, a right side wall, a back, wall, a front opening, and a bottom floor;
a door positioned on the front opening for closing and opening the front opening; and
a smoke box which is received in the cooking and smoking chamber and which comprises:
a container;
an interior combustion area defined by the container for combusting woodchips or other pieces in an oxygen deficient environment to produce smoke;
a removable lid assembly configured to cover the container, including:
a lower lid piece:
an upper lid Piece:
a middle lid Piece positioned between the upper lid Piece and the lower lid Piece:
a longitudinally extending inner flow gap formed between the lower and middle lid pieces adjacent to the interior combustion area, the inner flow gap having a longitudinal upstream end portion, a longitudinal downstream end portion opposite the upstream end portion, and one or more smoke inlet openings on the lower lid piece located in the upstream end portion of the inner flow gap which are in communication with the interior combustion area to receive a smoke stream from the interior combustion area;
a longitudinally extending second flow gap formed between the middle and upper lid pieces which is parallel to and outside of the inner flow gap, the second flow gap having a longitudinal upstream end portion, a longitudinal downstream end portion opposite the upstream end portion of the second flow gap, one or more smoke inlet openings on the middle lid piece located in the upstream end portion of the second flow gap which are in communication with the downstream end portion of the inner flow gap to receive the smoke stream from the inner flow gap, and one or more smoke discharge openings on the upper lid piece located in the downstream end portion of the second flow gap to discharge the smoke stream from the second flow gap;
a lower flow obstructing rail piece in the inner flow gap; and
an upper flow obstructing rail piece in the second flow gap.

US Pat. No. 10,426,156

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERRING PEST WITH A LASER BEAM

9943129 CANADA INC., Mon...

1. An apparatus for automatically deterring pest with a light beam comprising:a frame base having a compartment, the compartment comprising:
at least one power supply;
a processor connected to the at least one power supply; and
a memory connected to the processor;
an orientable support mounted on the frame base, the orientable support being configured to rotate about a vertical axis and a longitudinal axis, the orientable support comprising a support housing operatively connected to a support arm;
a tower head mounted on the support arm, the tower head having a housing, the housing comprising:
a lighting controller connected to the processor and to the at least one power supply;
a lighting source connected to the lighting controller; and
a lens system aligned with the lighting source, the lens system having a plurality of lenses;
wherein:
the lighting source is configured to generate the light beam through the plurality of lenses of the lens system;
the processor is configured to:
control the rotation of the orientable support about the vertical axis and the longitudinal axis via execution of instructions stored in the memory for orientating the light beam; and
the support housing comprises:
a first servo motor operatively connected to a first gear system for rotating the support arm about the vertical axis, the first servo motor being operatively connected to the at least one power supply; and
a second servo motor operatively connected to a second gear system for rotating the support arm about the longitudinal axis, the second servo motor being operatively connected to the at least one power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,426,141

POULTRY FEEDING SYSTEM HAVING WALLS WHICH DELIMIT OR EXTEND THROUGH A FEEDING SPACE AT LEAST PARTLY PROVIDED WITH SHARP-EDGED LINE-ELEVATIONS

ROXELL bvba, Maldegem (B...

1. A poultry feeding system, comprising:walls which together delimit a feeding space which at its upper side is accessible for poultry; and
a feed supply for supplying feed at an inlet position into the feeding space, such that poultry is able to pick feed out of the feeding space,
wherein the walls which together delimit or extend through the feeding space are at least partly provided with an abrasive surface structure for having beaks of the poultry abraded and worn as they pick feed out of the feeding space, and
wherein the abrasive surface structure comprises a pattern of a plurality of sharp-edged line-elevations that form a relief that comprises a plurality of sharp-edged curvilinear or straight longitudinal ridges.

US Pat. No. 10,426,136

FEED APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Calf Smart Limited, Dann...

1. A feed system for delivering liquid feed to animals comprising:a feed apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of liquid feed sources, wherein one of the liquid feed sources comprises a milk vessel, and another of the liquid feed sources comprises a milk replacer system;
a plurality of common supply lines, each connected to one of the liquid feed sources;
wherein the milk replacer system comprises:
a mixing vessel in which the milk replacer is mixed; and
a distribution vessel which receives mixed milk replacer from the mixing vessel, and is connected to the common supply line associated with the milk replacer system, and
a holding vessel into which milk replacer is controllably diverted from the common supply line associated with the milk replacer system; and
a plurality of animal feeding stalls, each having a fluid connection to each of the common supply lines, wherein the fluid connections are spaced apart along the common supply lines.

US Pat. No. 10,426,133

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FEEDING AN ANIMAL

HAYGAIN LTD., Lambourn, ...

1. A feeding apparatus comprising;a container for, in use, containing food for an animal, the container having a side wall through which a slot is defined; and
a feeding restrictor;
the feeding restrictor comprising a food-covering element through which at least one opening is defined for, in use, resting on top of the food such that the animal can access the food through the opening;
a locating element which extends from the food-covering element through the slot; and
a retaining element extending from the locating element and movably engageable with an outer portion of the container.
US Pat. No. 10,428,364

ENZYMATIC METHOD FOR PREPARING REBAUDIOSIDE M

PEPSICO, INC., Purchase,...

1. A method for preparing rebaudioside M, the method comprising reacting rebaudioside D in a reaction solution with a glucosyl donor in the presence of recombinant cells comprising a UDP-glucosyl transferase having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, to obtain rebaudioside M;wherein at least 40% of the rebaudioside D is converted to rebaudioside M after reacting for two hours.
US Pat. No. 10,426,836

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING STRESS-RELATED DISORDERS

Hoffman Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of treating alleviating a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder comprising orally administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of at least one tyrosine hydroxylase inhibitor; wherein said tyrosine hydroxylase inhibitor is one or more of methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2-chloro-4 hydroxyphenyl) propanoate, D-tyrosine ethyl ester hydrochloride, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2,6-dichloro-3,4-dimethoxyphenyl) propanoate HD-Tyr(TBU)-allyl ester HCl, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-4,5-dimethoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2-chloro-3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl(2R)-2-amino-3-(4-[(2-chloro-6-fluorophenyl) methoxy] phenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2-chloro-3,4-dimethoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-5-fluoro-4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate, diethyl 2-(acetylamino)-2-(4-[(2-chloro-6-fluorobenzyl) oxy] benzyl malonate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-4-methoxyphenyl)propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-5-methoxyphenyl) propanoate,methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2,6-dichloro-3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate, H-DL-tyr-OMe HCl, H-3,5-diiodo-tyr-OMe HCl, H-D-3,5-diiodo-tyr-OMe HCl, H-D-tyr-OMe HCl, D-tyrosine methyl ester hydrochloride, D-tyrosine-OMe HCl, methyl D-tyrosinate hydrochloride, (2R)-2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propionic acid, (2R)-2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) methyl ester hydrochloride, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate hydrochloride, methyl (2R)-2-azanyl-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate hydrochloride, 3-chloro-L-tyrosine, 3-nitro-L-tyrosine, 3-nitro-L-tyrosine ethyl ester hydrochloride, DL-m-tyrosine, DL-o-tyrosine, Boc-Tyr(3,5I2)-OSu, Fmoc-tyr(3-NO2)-OH, and ?-methyl-DL-tyrosine.
US Pat. No. 10,426,841

COMBINATION OF DRUGS WITH PROTEIN-BINDING PRODRUGS

Vergell Medical S.A., Ge...

1. A composition comprising doxorubicin and 6-maleimidocaproyl (hydrazone) of doxorubicin (DOXO-EMCH), wherein a molar ratio of the DOXO-EMCH to the doxorubicin ranges from 3:1 to 5:1.
US Pat. No. 10,426,077

SEED FLOW LUBRICANT COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

3 Star Ag LLC, Calamus, ...

1. A method for improving plant seed flowability and/or reducing formation of plant seed dust, the method comprising contacting a plurality of plant seeds with a dry composition comprising a protein powder and a lipid.
US Pat. No. 10,427,391

FORMULATION FOR PREPARING A POLYURETHANE FOAM

Dow Quimica Mexicana S.A....

1. A formulation for preparing a polyurethane foam comprising:(a) a polyol composition comprising:
(a1) from 10 to 23 wt % of a first polyoxypropylene polyol having a functionality of from 2 to 3.8 and an equivalent weight of from 85 to 2000;
(a2) from 3 to 15 wt % of a second polyoxypropylene polyol having a functionality of from 4.5 to 8 and an equivalent weight of from 100 to 175;
(a3) from 30 to 60 wt % of an ethylene oxide-capped polyether polyol having an equivalent weight of from 70 to 2500 and an oxyethylene content of from 10 to 25 wt %;
(a4) from 5 to 40 wt % of a copolymer polyol;
(a5) a latent catalyst; and
(a6) water; and
(b) an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer composition, with an isocyanate content of from 10 to 48 wt % based on the total weight of the prepolymer composition, comprising the reaction product of (b1) diphenylmethane diisocyanate, (b2) carbodiimide-modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate, (b3) polymethylene polyphenylisocyanate, and (b4) a third polyether polyol.
US Pat. No. 10,426,740

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO INHIBIT STEM CELL AND PROGENITOR CELL BINDING TO LYMPHOID TISSUE AND FOR REGENERATING GERMINAL CENTERS IN LYMPHATIC TISSUES

AVM Biotechnology, LLC, ...

1. A method to augment the number of circulating autologous or allogeneic stem cells that can be attracted to a damaged tissue or organ comprising:administering a therapeutic agent that contains dexamethasone base at a dose between about 3 mg/kg and 26 mg/kg to a subject having a damaged tissue or organ and active germinal centers within their lymphoid tissue, prior to or in conjunction with the administration of autologous or allogeneic stem cells such that the stem cells reach the circulation of the subject, wherein said therapeutic agent inhibits binding of the stem cells to germinal centers within said lymphoid tissue, wherein the therapeutic agent does not block the binding of the stem cells to the damaged organ or tissue, thereby augmenting the numbers of circulating stem cells that can be attracted to the target tissue or organ as compared to the numbers of circulating autologous and allogeneic stem cells in a subject without administering the therapeutic agent.

US Pat. No. 10,433,213

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN ADAPTIVE SEGMENT SIZE FOR DATA TRANSMISSIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising: at a user equipment (“UE”): establishing a transmission control protocol (TCP) connection for communication over a network;identifying a first TCP maximum segment size (MSS) value for data transmissions that are to be performed by the UE via the TCP connection, wherein the first TCP MSS value is announced during the establishment of the TCP connection;
setting a current size setting for TCP MSS to the first TCP MSS value;
receiving current physical layer conditions;
determining historical data associated with the UE and TCP MSS uplink; and
adjusting the current size setting to a second TCP MSS value based on at least one of (i) the current physical layer conditions or (ii) the historical data, wherein the second TCP MSS value is to be applied to a data transmission that is to be performed by the UE via the TCP connection.

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. 10,433,169

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION TRANSMISSION, AND SMART TERMINAL

Beijing Xiamoi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for controlling information output, comprising:when it is detected that a smart terminal in which a near field communication (NFC) chip is disposed is started, disabling an information output function of the NFC chip;
after disabling the information output function of the NFC chip, receiving an instruction for outputting information sent by the NFC chip, information to be outputted being in an unavailable state;
performing authentication of an identity of a user who triggers the information output; and
when it is determined that the authentication of the identity is passed, enabling the information output function of the NFC chip and setting the information to be outputted as in an available state, such that the NFC chip can output the information,
wherein the information to be outputted is information about payment, the information output function of the NFC chip is a card emulation function of NFC, and the card emulation function causes a smart terminal in which the NFC chip is disposed to become a card emulation device for storing information to be read out.

US Pat. No. 10,433,112

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ORIENTEERING

Middle Chart, LLC, Jacks...

1. A method of orienteering with a smart device, the method comprising the steps of:a) placing the smart device in logical communication with a first wireless position device and a second wireless position device, each of the first wireless position device and the second wireless communication device capable of receiving wireless transmissions;
b) supporting the first wireless position device and the second wireless position device via an agent at a first geospatial position;
c) wirelessly receiving a first data set from, a first positional reference transmitter, a second positional reference transmitter and a third positional reference transmitter, into the first wireless position device with the agent maintained at the first geospatial position;
d) wirelessly receiving a second data set from, the first positional reference transmitter, the second positional reference transmitter and the third positional reference transmitter, into the second wireless position device with the agent maintained at the first geospatial position;
e) with the smart device, determining X, Y and Z coordinates of the first wireless position device, and X, Y and Z coordinates of the second wireless position device based upon the first data set and the second data set respectively; and
f) generating a direction of interest relative to the X, Y and Z coordinates of the first wireless position device, and X, Y and Z coordinates of the second wireless position device, while maintaining the agent at the first geospatial position.

US Pat. No. 10,433,111

ANGLE OF ARRIVAL (AOA) POSITIONING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONAL FINDING AND TRACKING OBJECTS USING REDUCED ATTENUATION RF TECHNOLOGY

POLTE CORPORATION, Richa...

1. A method for determining a position of a user equipment (UE) in communication with a wireless system, the method comprising:buffering a plurality of in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) samples generated from signals provided by receive channels associated with a plurality of antennas in at least one antenna enclosure, wherein each antenna among the plurality of antennas is displaced in one or more of a vertical direction and a horizontal direction with respect to other antennas among the plurality of antennas;
identifying the signals from each receive channel among the receive channels as previously known signals based on the buffered I/Q samples;
based on the previously known signals from each receive channel, determining an angle of arrival between a baseline of the plurality of antennas and incident energy from the UE to the plurality of antennas; and
utilizing the angle of arrival to calculate the position of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,433,075

LOW LATENCY AUDIO ENHANCEMENT

Whisper.ai, Inc., San Fr...

1. A method for providing enhanced audio at an earpiece, the earpiece comprising a set of microphones and being configured to implement an audio filter for audio playback, the method comprising:collecting, at the set of microphones, audio datasets;
processing, at the earpiece, the audio datasets to obtain target audio data;
wirelessly transmitting, at one or more first selected time intervals, data representing the target audio data from the earpiece to an auxiliary processing unit;
determining, at the auxiliary processing unit, a set of filter parameters based on the data representing the target audio data and wirelessly transmitting the set of filter parameters from the auxiliary processing unit to the earpiece;
updating the audio filter at the earpiece based on the set of filter parameters to provide an updated audio filter wherein filter parameters are: determined at the auxiliary processing unit, wirelessly transmitted from the auxiliary processing unit to the earpiece, and used to update the audio filter at the earpiece at an update rate that is greater than once every 500 milliseconds during a time period when voice activity is detected to be present;
using the updated audio filter to produce enhanced audio; and
playing the enhanced audio at the earpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,433,021

GEOLOCATION BASED CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROCESS

George G. Christoph, Lon...

1. A method for a first venue to provide content to one or more remote viewers of the first venue at one or more remote seats located outside of said first venue and within a geographic distribution boundary of the first venue, the method comprising:defining the geographic boundary of the first venue, said geographic distribution boundary corresponding to a geographic area relating to the first venue, said geographic boundary being different from a geographic distribution boundary of a second venue, wherein the first and second venues comprise movie theatres;
determining, using a location engine, a geolocation of the one or more remote seats corresponding to said one or more remote viewers;
determining, using said location engine, whether the geolocation of said one or more remote seats is within said geographic distribution boundary of the first venue; and
providing said content, using a distribution engine, to each of said remote seats determined to be within said geographic boundary of said first venue,
wherein determining whether the geolocation of said one or more remote seats is within said geographic distribution boundary of the first venue comprises, for each of said one or more remote seats, receiving an IP address and a MAC address of a display device at the respective remote seat, and obtaining a geolocation data of a location services enabled device connected to a same local area network as the display device, wherein the geolocation data does not consist of an IP address or a MAC address of the location services enabled device, and wherein the location services enabled device includes GPS or Bluetooth used for obtaining the geolocation data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,008

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO UTILIZE MINIMUM CROSS ENTROPY TO CALCULATE GRANULAR DATA OF A REGION BASED ON ANOTHER REGION FOR MEDIA AUDIENCE MEASUREMENT

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A system for calculating granular data of a region for media audience measurement, the system comprising:means for target region determining to:
aggregate behavioral data associated with a measurement of a media audience of a target region, the aggregate behavioral data including a first count of target region audience members satisfying a behavioral constraint; and
aggregate demographics data of the target region, the aggregate demographics data including a second count of the target region audience members satisfying a first demographic constraint and a third count of the target region audience members satisfying a second demographic constraint;
means for source region determining to determine granular data of a source region, the granular data including a fourth count of source region audience members satisfying the behavioral constraint and the first demographic constraint and a fifth count of the source region audience members satisfying the behavioral constraint and the second demographic constraint; and
means for target region calculating to calculate granular data of the media audience of the target region utilizing minimum cross entropy, the target region calculating means to apportion the aggregate demographics data and the aggregate behavioral data of the target region based on the granular data of the source region, the granular data of the media audience of the target region including a sixth count of the target region audience members satisfying the behavioral constraint and the first demographic constraint and a seventh count of the target region audience members satisfying the behavioral constraint and the second demographic constraint, the target region determining means to reduce an amount of computer memory and computer processing resources of computer networked data collection systems utilized to collect data of the target region to determine the granular data of the media audience of the target region by calculating the granular data of the target region without collecting person-specific data from members of the target region, the calculated granular data of the media audience of the target region being based on the aggregate demographics data of the target region, the aggregate behavioral data of the target region, and the granular data of the source region.

US Pat. No. 10,433,002

SIMULTANEOUSLY VIEWING MULTIPLE CAMERA ANGLES

DISH Ukraine L.L.C., Kha...

1. A method for real-time synchronization of a plurality of different video streams comprising video of a same event, the method comprising:receiving a first video stream and a second video stream that is different from the first video stream, both the first video stream and the second video stream corresponding to video of a same event, the first video stream including a synchronization signal;
first transmitting the first video stream to a first display device for display thereon;
second transmitting the second video stream to a second display device for display thereon, the second display device being different from the first display device;
detecting the synchronization signal, during display of the first video stream by the first display device, by using a sensor to monitor the first video stream; and
adjusting timing of the second video stream in real-time in response to detecting the synchronization signal, such that adjusting the timing causes display of the second video stream by the second display device to be synchronized with display of the first video stream by the first display device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,991

SECURE SESSION-BASED VIDEO WATERMARKING FOR ONLINE MEDIA STREAMING

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

17. A Content Delivery Network (CDN), comprising:a memory configured to store:
a first media file that includes a plurality of first media file segments, a second media file as a copy of the first media file, the second media file includes a plurality of second media file segments, and
a manifest file; and
a processor configured to:
embed a first watermark with the plurality of first media file segments,
embed at least one second watermark with the plurality of second media file segments,
generate a plurality of addresses, each of the plurality of addresses referencing one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments,
generate the manifest file based on a portion of the plurality of first media file segments and a portion of the plurality of second media file segments, the manifest file including the plurality of addresses referencing one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments,
encrypt each of the plurality of addresses referencing one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments included in the manifest file,
receive an encrypted address referencing one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments,
decrypt the encrypted address,
select one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments using the decrypted address, and
communicate the one of the plurality of first media file segments or one of the plurality of second media file segments in response to receiving the encrypted address.

US Pat. No. 10,432,988

LOW LATENCY WIRELESS VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC, Ma...

1. A method of processing Virtual Reality (VR) data, the method comprising:receiving user feedback information;
using one or more server processors to:
predict, based on the user feedback information, a user viewpoint of a next frame of a sequence of frames of video data to be displayed;
render a portion of the next frame of video data to be displayed using the prediction; and
encode the portion of the next frame of video data to be displayed; and
transmit the encoded and formatted portion of the next frame of video data to be displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,432,983

LIVE VIDEO CLASSIFICATION AND PREVIEW SELECTION

Twitter, Inc., San Franc...

1. A computing device comprising:at least one processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium having executable instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the at least one processor, are configured to:
for each of a plurality of live video streams available for viewing via a live video sharing platform:
obtain a portion of the live video stream, the portion being a segment generated by a streaming protocol,
assign the portion to a class using a video classifier, each class used in the video classifier having an associated tag indicating whether the class is preview-eligible or not preview-eligible, wherein a class with a preview-eligible tag has an associated percentage that represents rare occurrence within a statistically relevant sample of segments of live video streams, the percentage representing a quantity of segments in the sample that are classified into the class compared with a total quantity of segments in the sample,
determine, based on the tag for the class, whether the portion is preview-eligible, and
generate, responsive to determining that the portion is preview-eligible, a snippet of the live video stream using the portion, and
provide at least some of the snippets for display in a user interface, the snippets provided for display in the user interface being selectable and the user interface being configured to, responsive to a user selecting a first snippet of the snippets provided for display in the user interface, enable the user to join the live video stream corresponding to the first snippet.

US Pat. No. 10,432,980

INHERITANCE IN SAMPLE ARRAY MULTITREE SUBDIVISION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for reconstructing an array of information samples encoded in a data stream and representing video information, the decoder comprising:an extractor configured for:
extracting, from the data stream, inheritance information associated with an inheritance coding block of the array of information samples, the inheritance information indicating as to whether inheritance is used, wherein the inheritance coding block corresponds to a first hierarchy level of a sequence of hierarchy levels and is composed of a set of coding sub-blocks, each of which corresponds to a second hierarchy level of the sequence of hierarchy levels, the first hierarchy level being indicated with a lower value than that of the second hierarchy level,
extracting, from the data stream if the inheritance is used with respect to the inheritance coding block, an inheritance subset associated with the inheritance coding block, the inheritance subset including at least one syntax element of a predetermined syntax element type, and
extracting, from the data stream, respective residual information associated with each of the set of coding sub-blocks; and
a predictor configured for:
copying the inheritance subset including the at least one syntax element into a set of syntax elements representing coding parameters used in an inter coding process corresponding to each of the set of coding sub-blocks,
determining, for each of the set of coding sub-blocks, a coding parameter used in the inter coding process associated with the corresponding coding sub-block based on the at least one syntax element, and
predicting a respective prediction signal for each of the set of coding sub-blocks based on the coding parameter determined for the coding sub-block,
wherein each of the set of coding sub-blocks is reconstructed based on the respective prediction signal and the respective residual information.

US Pat. No. 10,432,978

INHERITANCE IN SAMPLE ARRAY MULTITREE SUBDIVISION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for reconstructing an array of spatially sampled video information encoded in a data stream, the decoder comprising:an extractor configured to:
extract, from the data stream, multi-tree structure information associated with the array and an inheritance syntax element, wherein
the multi-tree structure information specifies a primary subdivision associated with prediction coding of a video array and a subordinate subdivision associated with transform coding of the video array, and
the inheritance syntax element indicates whether inheritance is used, and if inheritance is used, an inheritance region of the prediction coding which includes a set of leaf regions of the transform coding obtained by sub-dividing the inheritance region via the sub-ordinate sub-division,
extract, from the data stream, a first intra-prediction mode syntax element and a second intra-prediction mode syntax element, wherein a type of the second intra-prediction mode syntax element depends on the first intra-prediction mode syntax element and the second intra-prediction mode syntax element represents an intra-prediction coding parameter used in an intra mode of the prediction coding associated with the inheritance region, and
copy the intra-prediction coding parameter associated with the inheritance region into a subset of coding parameters for each of the set of leaf regions of the transform coding;
a residual reconstructor configured to:
decode a respective residual signal for each of the set of leaf regions of the transform coding; and
a predictor configured to:
calculate a respective intra prediction signal for each of the set of leaf regions according to the intra mode of the prediction coding using the intra-prediction coding parameter copied from the inheritance region, and a reconstructed reference signal of already reconstructed neighboring leaf regions of the multi-tree structure,
wherein each of the set of leaf regions within the inheritance region is reconstructed by combining the respective intra prediction signal and the respective residual signal.

US Pat. No. 10,432,955

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE ADAPTATION OPERATIONS AT A VIDEO DECODER

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method of decoding a bitstream, comprising:receiving a bitstream compressed during encoding from a high-bit depth input in to a 10-bit 4:2:0 bitstream at a decoder;
decoding said bitstream with said decoder into color values and metadata items indicating information about adaptive post-processing operations to be performed by said decoder, said metadata including at least one of a color conversion, a transfer function, or a second color space conversion operation applied to the bitstream during encoding, said decoding including performing, with said decoder, one or more high dynamic range (HDR) adaptation operations on said color values based on said metadata items; and
reconstructing an HDR video from said color values by inverse quantization re-mapping the 10bit bitstream data, performing inverse perceptual normalization, and processing color components with an inverse color conversion, inverse transfer function, and inverse color conversion,
wherein said one or more HDR adaptation operations convert said color values into a format expected by said one or more fixed post-processing operations.

US Pat. No. 10,432,945

PROBABILITY UPDATE METHOD FOR BINARY ARITHMETIC CODING/DECODING, AND ENTROPY CODER/DECODER USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A probability update method for binary arithmetic decoding, the method comprising:receiving a predetermined number of bins that are to be binary arithmetic decoded;
obtaining an autocorrelation value of each of the bins by using values of the received predetermined number of bins;
determining at least one scaling factor used to update a probability of a binary value based on the autocorrelation value;
updating a probability used in context-based adaptive binary arithmetic decoding by using the determined at least one scaling factor; and
arithmetic decoding a current bin by using the updated probability,
wherein the updating a probability comprises:
obtaining the updated probability by adding a first value and a second value, the first value being obtained by multiplying a value based on the at least one scaling factor by a probability of a previous bin, and the second value being obtained by multiplying the at least one scaling factor by a value of a current bin,
wherein when a value of the current bin is y (y is 0 or 1), a probability previous to the current bin is p(t?1) (t is an integer), the updated probability is p(t), and the at least one scaling factor is ?, the updated probability p(t) is obtained according to an equation P(t)=?y+(1??)*P(t?1).

US Pat. No. 10,432,940

ENTROPY CODING OF MOTION VECTOR DIFFERENCES

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for decoding a video encoded in a data stream, comprising:a desymbolizer configured to debinarize a binarization of a motion vector difference, the motion vector difference representing a prediction error between a motion vector used in motion-compensated prediction coding of the video and a prediction of the motion vector, wherein the binarization of the motion vector difference includes (a) a prefix bin string including a truncated unary code based on a cutoff value equal to two, wherein each bin of the truncated unary code indicates whether an absolute value of the motion vector difference is greater than a respective fixed value, and (b) a suffix bin string including an Exp-Golomb code having a fixed order set to one; and
a reconstructor configured to:
determine a set of motion vector predictors based on motion vectors of neighbors of a coding block in the video to which the motion vector difference belongs,
obtain, from the data stream, an index indicating a specific motion vector predictor of the set of motion vector predictors, reconstruct the motion vector based on a debinarized value of the motion vector difference and the specific motion vector predictor, and
reconstruct the coding block of the video based on the reconstructed motion vector.

US Pat. No. 10,432,939

ENTROPY CODING SUPPORTING MODE SWITCHING

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for decoding a data stream including encoded data of a video, the decoder comprising:an entropy decoding engine configured to decode data from the data stream based on an entropy decoding scheme to obtain a sequence of symbols, wherein, with respect to at least one symbol of the sequence of symbols, the entropy decoding engine is configured to:
select a context corresponding to the at least one symbol, and
decode the at least one symbol using the selected context based on the entropy decoding scheme, wherein the entropy decoding includes updating a probability model associated with the selected context at one of a first update rate under a high-efficiency mode of entropy decoding and a second update rate, that is lower than the first update rate, under a low-complexity mode of entropy decoding;
a desymbolizer configured to desymbolize the sequence of symbols to obtain a sequence of syntax elements; and
a reconstructor configured to reconstruct at least a portion of the video based on the sequence of syntax elements.

US Pat. No. 10,432,925

LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUS, AND LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY DEVICES

BEIJING ZHIGU TECH CO., L...

1. A light field display control method, comprising:determining target pixel density distribution information, wherein determining the target pixel density distribution information comprises:
determining a first region of a light field image;
determining a first display region of a display, wherein determining the first display region in the display includes:
determining light field sub-image information corresponding to the first region in the light field image, and determining the first display region that affects displaying of the light field sub-image information; or
determining the first display region according to relative location information of pixels in the first region with respect to a reference point of the light field image; and
determining the target pixel density distribution information according to the first display region, wherein in the target pixel density distribution information, a target pixel density corresponding to the first display region is different from a target pixel density corresponding to a second display region, and the second display region is a display region of the display other than the first display region;
adjusting display pixel density distribution of a display of a light field display device according to the target pixel density distribution information, so that at least two display regions in the display of the light field display device after the adjustment have different display pixel densities;
performing sampling processing on the light field image according to location information of display pixels of the display of the light field display device after the adjustment; and
displaying, by the light field display device after the adjustment, the light field image undergone the sampling processing.

US Pat. No. 10,432,919

SHUTTERED WAVEGUIDE LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY

1. A light field display device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a view image generator, a first waveguide, a set of first shutters spatially distributed in a two-dimensional array across the face of the first waveguide, and a second waveguide, the view image generator optically coupled to the second waveguide, the second waveguide optically coupled to one edge of the first waveguide, the first waveguide optically coupled to each first shutter, the view image generator operable to generate a set of beams of light from one of a set of view images, the second waveguide configured to transmit the set of beams from the view image generator into the first waveguide, the first waveguide configured to transmit the set of beams along its length via internal reflection, each first shutter operable to be switched between a closed state and an open state, the closed state of the first shutter configured to prevent the beams from escaping the first waveguide, the closed state of the first shutter configured to allow the beams to propagate along the first waveguide past the first shutter, the open state of the first shutter configured to allow the beams to escape the first waveguide, the module operable to generate, over time, the set of beams from a different one of the set of view images, and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of first shutters, thereby to allow the set of beams escaping from the subset of the set of first shutters to correspond to a different one of the set of view images.

US Pat. No. 10,432,916

MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND OPERATION METHOD OF MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

Olympus Corporation, Tok...

1. A measurement apparatus comprising:an imaging unit configured to capture an image of an object which is a measurement target and generate a parallax image including two images having a parallax therebetween;
a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display at least one of the two images, the two images displayed on the display unit being included in a first parallax image which is the parallax image generated when an image of the object is captured at a first timing;
a designation point setting unit configured to set a designation point in an image which is one of the two images included in the first parallax image and is displayed on the display unit;
a point detection unit configured to detect a corresponding point corresponding to the designation point in an image which is the other of the two images included in the first parallax image and differs from the image in which the designation point has been set;
a reliability determination unit configured to determine a measurement reliability on the basis of the designation point and the corresponding point;
a measurement unit configured to perform measurement of the object using the parallax image when the reliability determination unit determines that the measurement reliability is high; and
an imaging condition determination unit configured to determine whether imaging conditions of the imaging unit have changed from imaging conditions at the first timing after the reliability determination unit determines that the measurement reliability is low,
wherein, the imaging unit is configured to capture an image of the object at a second timing and generate a second parallax image which is the parallax image including the two images after the reliability determination unit determines that the measurement reliability is low,
the point detection unit is configured to detect a similar point in one of the two images included in the second parallax image after the imaging condition determination unit determines that the imaging conditions have changed, the similar point being similar to the designation point set in one of the two images included in the first parallax image,
the point detection unit is configured to detect a similar corresponding point corresponding to the similar point in an image which is the other of the two images included in the second parallax image and differs from the image in which the similar point is detected, and
the reliability determination unit is configured to determine the measurement reliability on the basis of the similar point and the similar corresponding point.

US Pat. No. 10,432,870

ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

Tamron Co., Ltd., Saitam...

1. A zoom lens, comprising, in order from an object side,a first lens group having positive refractive power,
a second lens group having negative refractive power,
a composite positive lens group having positive refractive power as a whole, and
a composite negative lens group having negative refractive power as a whole, wherein
the composite positive lens group comprises, at a most object side, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and comprises one or more lens groups having positive refractive power,
the composite negative lens group comprises a negative A lens group having negative refractive power and being arranged at a most object side, and comprises a negative B lens group having negative refractive power,
changing focal length is performed by varying distances between the lens groups, and
the following conditional expressions are satisfied:
3.44 0.10 where
?rt: composite lateral magnification of the composite negative lens group at a telephoto end,
f3: focal length of the third lens group,
fw: focal length of the zoom lens at a wide angle end, and
ft: focal length of the zoom lens at the telephoto end.

US Pat. No. 10,432,868

REMOVING AERIAL CAMERA DRONES FROM A PRIMARY CAMERA'S FIELD OF VIEW

International Business Ma...

1. A camera comprising:a sensor for detecting a mobile airborne device within a field of view of the camera, wherein the camera is a primary camera, wherein a three-dimensional physical space is within the field of view of the primary camera;
a signal generator, wherein the signal generator generates a signal that, when received by the mobile airborne device, causes the mobile airborne device to exit the three-dimensional physical space;
a transmitter, wherein the transmitter transmits the signal to the mobile airborne device to cause the mobile airborne device to exit the three-dimensional physical space that is within the field of view of the primary camera;
a location device, wherein the location device detects that the mobile airborne device is at a distance from the primary camera such that an appearance of the mobile airborne device within the field of view of the primary camera has been predetermined to be smaller than a predetermined size; and
one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors determine that the appearance of the mobile airborne device within the field of view of the primary camera is smaller than the predetermined size, and in response to determining that the appearance of the mobile airborne device within the field of view of the primary camera is smaller than the predetermined size, override the signal to the mobile airborne device such that the mobile airborne device is no longer directed to exit the three-dimensional physical space.

US Pat. No. 10,432,855

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING KEY FRAME MOMENTS TO CONSTRUCT SPHERICAL IMAGES

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for determining key frame moments to construct spherical images, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by computer readable instructions to:
obtain multiple video segments, individual video segments including multiple frames, wherein the individual video segments are time synchronized for at least portions of the individual video segments captured during a synchronized time period;
set a first key frame moment within the synchronized time period;
determine a first set of stitching parameter values for the frames of the individual video segments captured during the first key frame moment, the first set of stitching parameter values including values of one or more of an image capture device parameter, a color parameter, a stabilization parameter, and/or an exposure parameter;
construct, using the first set of stitching parameter values, a first set of spherical images, the first set of spherical images including a first spherical image constructed from the frames of the individual video segments captured during the first key frame moment and at least one other spherical image from the frames of the individual video segments captured at a moment adjacent or near the first key frame moment;
detect a change in the stitching parameter values of the individual video segments relative to the first set of stitching parameter values at a moment in time subsequent to the first key frame moment;
identify, based on the detected change in the stitching parameter values of the individual video segments relative to the first set of stitching parameter values not being within a predefined threshold, the moment in time subsequent to the first key frame moment as a second key frame moment;
determine a second set of stitching parameter values for the frames of the individual video segments captured during the second key frame moment; and
construct, using the second set of stitching parameter values, a second set of spherical images, the second set of spherical images including a second spherical image constructed from the frames of the individual video segments captured during the second key frame moment and at least one other spherical image constructed from the frames of the individual video segments captured at a moment adjacent or near the second key frame moment and preceding the second key moment such that the second set of stitching parameter values are used to construct the at least one other spherical image from the frames of the individual video segments captured at a moment in time between the first key frame moment and the second key frame moment.

US Pat. No. 10,432,832

ALIGNMENT MEMBER AND A METHOD FOR ALIGNING A SENSOR BOARD

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

1. An alignment member for alignment of a sensor board relative an optics unit, the alignment member being arranged to couple the sensor board to the optics unit, the alignment member comprising:a section formed by a thermoplastic material and arranged to support the sensor board; and
a heating element which upon activation is arranged to transfer heat to the section such that the section at least partly is heated to a temperature being at least the glass transition temperature for the thermoplastic material for enabling alignment of the sensor board relative the optics unit when coupled to each other via the alignment member.

US Pat. No. 10,432,748

EFFICIENT CONTENT DELIVERY OVER WIRELESS NETWORKS USING GUARANTEED PREFETCHING AT SELECTED TIMES-OF-DAY

TENSERA NETWORKS LTD., H...

1. A method for content delivery, comprising:selecting one or more time intervals;
during each time interval among the selected time intervals, prefetching given content from a content source to a communication terminal using a guaranteed prefetching mode, by:
continuously tracking the given content on the content source, so as to detect changes to the given content as they occur during the selected time interval; and
maintaining the communication terminal continuously synchronized with the content source with respect to the given content, throughout the selected time interval, notwithstanding the changes that occur during the selected time interval, by continuously prefetching at least part of the given content from the content source to the communication terminal; and
outside of the one or more selected time intervals, prefetching the given content from the content source to the communication terminal using a best-effort prefetching mode, by tracking the given content less frequently than the guaranteed prefetching mode.

US Pat. No. 10,432,693

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SIGNING AND DEDICATING INFORMATION OBJECTS

SYNGRAFII INC., Toronto ...

1. A computer network implemented method of applying a personalization to electronic objects, the method comprising:receiving or accessing, by a computer device, a queue of electronic objects associated with a user;
determining, by the computer device, a recipient of an electronic object in the queue of electronic objects and accessing a profile data of the recipient in a database, wherein the profile data comprises a data item representing a historical interaction between the user and the recipient;
displaying the historical interaction to the user in connection with an online event involving both the user and the recipient;
displaying the profile data of the recipient to the user for generation of a signature or dedication associated with the electronic object;
generating, by a signature utility, the signature or dedication based on input received from the user;
applying the signature or dedication to the electronic object;
generating a biometric record associated with the electronic object, for validation that the generated signature or dedication is associated with the user; and
generating an encrypted unique identifier associated with the electronic object, for validation of the electronic object to which the generated signature or dedication is associated.

US Pat. No. 10,432,662

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BLOCKING MALICIOUS THIRD PARTY SITE TAGGING

Oath, Inc., New York, NY...

1. A method, implemented on a computing device having at least one processor programmed to execute one or more computer program instructions, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for blocking malicious third party site tagging, wherein the one or more computer program instructions, when executed, cause the at the at least one processor to perform the method comprising:receiving, from a user, a request to access a web page;
obtaining a page resource associated with the web page;
adding one or more tags to the page resource, wherein the one or more tags are associated with one or more tag sources, respectively, each of which returns content displayable by the web page;
obtaining at least one content security policy with respect to the page source indicating authorized domains;
blocking, in accordance with the at least one content security policy on the page resource, at least one of the one or more tag sources, wherein the at least one of the one or more tag sources is directed to an additional tag source not within the authorized domains; and
sending, to the user for presentation via a display, the web page in accordance with the at least one content security policy such that the content associated with the at least one of the one or more tag sources is prevented from being loaded to the web page.

US Pat. No. 10,432,623

COMPANION OUT-OF-BAND AUTHENTICATION

Plantronics, Inc., Santa...

1. A method for authenticating a user comprising:establishing a first wireless communication link between a headset and a first computing device and a second wireless communication link concurrent with the first wireless communication link between the headset and a second computing device;
receiving at the first computing device from a secure system over a communication link a user authentication request;
transmitting the user authentication request from the first computing device to the headset over the first wireless communication link; and
transmitting an authentication response from the headset to the second computing device over the second wireless communication link;
transmitting the authentication response from the second computing device to the secure system over a third wireless communication link, the third wireless communication link independent from the communication link, the first wireless communication link, and the second wireless communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,432,600

NETWORK-BASED KEY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS

Uniken, Inc., Chatham To...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first electronic data port configured to transmit electronic data to one or more electronic devices and receive electronic data from the one or more electronic devices;
a second electronic data port configured to transmit electronic data to one or more management servers and receive electronic data from the one or more management servers; and
at least one processor that, when executing one or more network-based key distribution operations, is configured to:
receive, from an electronic device of the one or more electronic devices, a verification message indicating that the electronic device is not corrupt before receiving a unique universal identifier (UUID) from the electronic device,
receive, from the electronic device, the UUID, wherein the UUID is associated with an application stored in a memory of the electronic device,
receive, from a management server of the one or more management servers, a server key stored in a credential store and that is associated with the UUID received from the electronic device, and
establish one or more secure channels for electronic data communication with the electronic device based on the received UUID and the server key.

US Pat. No. 10,432,589

SECURE END-TO-END COMMUNICATIONS

Symphony Communication Se...

1. A computer-implemented method performed by a client device of a user, comprising:obtaining, from a communication server, conversation key data for participating in a single, secure conversation between a plurality of users;
deriving a conversation key from the conversation key data, the conversation key generated by an organization system remote from the communication server and administered by an organization different from an organization that administers the communication server,
wherein the conversation key comprises a cryptographic key that permits the plurality of users to participate in the single, secure conversation from a plurality of conversations established by the organization system;
encrypting a message of the user using the conversation key; and
sending the encrypted message to the communication server for delivery to other users of the plurality of users,
wherein the communication server cannot decrypt the encrypted message.

US Pat. No. 10,432,445

APPLICATION OF TRANSMIT SUB-SAMPLE DITHERING APPARATUS FOR CYCLOSTATIONARY FEATURE ELIMINATION

Harris Global Communicati...

1. A method for reducing a number of cyclostationary features in a transmitted signal, comprising:obtaining by a transmitter a discrete-time IF signal comprising a sequence of samples all having a same sample duration;
performing operations by a sub-sample dithering processing device of the transmitter to modify a sample timing of the discrete-time IF signal by decreasing or increasing a duration of at least one first sample of the sequence using a digital signal processing technique in a digital domain;
converting the discrete-time IF signal to an RF signal; and
transmitting the RF signal having the reduced number of cyclostationary features;
wherein the duration of the first sample is increased or decreased by a first amount different than a second amount by which the duration of a second sample is increased or decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,432,328

SMART BOX FOR AUTOMATIC FEATURE TESTING OF SMART PHONES AND OTHER DEVICES

w2bi, Inc., South Plainf...

1. An automatic system level testing (ASLT) system for testing smart devices, the system comprising:a system controller operable to be coupled with a smart device, wherein the system controller comprises a memory comprising test logic and a processor;
an enclosure, wherein the enclosure comprises an image plate with a fixed reference image, and wherein the enclosure further comprises a plurality of components, the plurality of components comprising:
a robotic arm comprising a stylus attached, wherein the stylus is operable to manipulate the smart device to simulate human interaction therewith;
a platform comprising a device holder, wherein the device holder is operable to receive a smart device inserted there into;
and wherein the processor is configured to automatically and contemporaneously control the smart device and the plurality of components in accordance with the test logic, and wherein further the processor is configured to:
launch a camera application on the smart device;
control the platform to position the smart device in a suitable location relative to the image plate;
control the smart device to capture an image of the fixed reference image on the image plate using a camera on the smart device;
retrieve a captured image from the smart device; and
compare the captured image with a reference image stored in the memory of the system controller to verify proper functionality of the camera on the smart device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,306

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASUREMENT OF A BACKSCATTERED TRACE OF A FIBER

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKS SE,...

1. A method for measuring a backscattered trace of a fiber link under test in response to an optical test signal generated by a laser of an optical time-domain reflectometer apparatus supplied to said fiber link under test, wherein the optical test signal is reflected back from points along said fiber link under test and received by a photo diode of said OTDR apparatus, wherein the reflected optical signal is attenuated by a variable optical attenuator and/or amplified by a variable semiconductor optical amplifier of said OTDR apparatus which are controlled by a processor of said OTDR apparatus depending on the signal strength of the optical signal received by said photo diode such that the power of the optical signal received by said photo diode is limited to a predetermined power range, andwherein the predetermined power range comprises as a lower power limit a minimum power which is adjusted to maintain a minimum signal to noise ratio of the optical signal received by said photo diode.

US Pat. No. 10,432,233

ERROR CORRECTION PROCESSING IN A STORAGE DEVICE

Pure Storage Inc., Mount...

1. A method of dynamically adjusting error correction processing within a storage device, the method comprising:identifying, by a storage controller, that an attempt to read data from a storage device resulted in an error;
determining whether one or more controller actions to attempt to correct the error exceeds a threshold for error processing in attempting to read data from the storage device; and
processing, by the storage controller, the error from the storage device in accordance with the determination of whether the one or more controller actions to attempt to correct the error exceeds the threshold for error processing.

US Pat. No. 10,432,196

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

Nuvoton Technology Corpor...

1. A communication device, comprising:a micro-controller unit; and
a field programmable gate array, coupled to the micro-controller unit, and configured to execute a first communication protocol to work with the micro-controller unit so as to communicate with another communication device in a first period, and meanwhile the field programmable gate array being programmed with a second communication protocol by the micro-controller unit;
wherein the field programmable gate array is controlled by a switch pulse output by the micro-controller unit to terminate the first period and is switched from the first communication protocol to the second communication protocol, and the field programmable gate array executes the second communication protocol to work with the micro-controller unit so as to communicate with the another communication device in a second period,
wherein a resistance state corresponding to the first communication protocol is different to a resistance state corresponding to the second communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,432,159

SIGNAL AMPLIFYING SYSTEM IN A HALL DETECTING AND AMPLIFYING SYSTEM

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

5. A hall detecting and amplifying system, comprising:a signal amplifying system, comprising:
1) an oscillator, comprising a first resistor with a first resistance R1 and a first capacitor with a first capacitance C1, the oscillator is configured to provide an oscillating signal having a frequency f, wherein f=k1/(R1*C1), where k1 is a first proportional parameter; and
2) an amplifying circuit configured to receive the oscillating signal and an input signal, and further configured to amplify the input signal under the control of the oscillating signal, the amplifying circuit comprises a bias circuit having a second resistor with a second resistance R2, and an amplifying potion having a second capacitor with a second capacitance C2, the amplifying circuit has a ?3 dB bandwidth W?3 dB_Amp, wherein W?3 dB_Amp=k2/(R2*C2), where k2 is a second proportional parameter;
wherein the product of the first resistance R1 and the first capacitance C1 is proportional to the product of the second resistance R2 and the second capacitance C2;
a first transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the first terminal is configured to receive a hall bias current, the control terminal is configured to receive the complementary signal of the oscillating signal;
a second transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the first terminal is configured to receive the hall bias current, the control terminal is configured to receive the oscillating signal;
a third transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the second terminal is coupled to a reference ground, the control terminal is configured to receive the complementary signal of the oscillating signal;
a fourth transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the second terminal is coupled to the reference ground, the control terminal is configured to receive the oscillating signal;
a fifth transistor having a first terminal coupled to the input terminal of the amplifying circuit, a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the second transistor, and a control terminal configured to receive the oscillating signal;
a sixth transistor having a first terminal coupled to the input terminal of the amplifying circuit, a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first transistor, and a control terminal configured to receive the complementary signal of the oscillating signal;
a seventh transistor having a first terminal coupled to the input terminal of the amplifying circuit, a second terminal coupled to the first terminal of the third transistor and a control terminal configured to receive the oscillating signal;
an eighth transistor having a first terminal coupled to the input terminal of the amplifying circuit, a second terminal coupled to the first terminal of the fourth transistor, and a control terminal configured to receive the complementary signal of the oscillating signal; and
a hall sensor having a first contact coupled to the second terminal of the second transistor, a second contact coupled to the first terminal of the third transistor, a third contact coupled to the first terminal of the fourth transistor and a fourth contact coupled to the second terminal of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,432,135

SOLAR ROOF TILE SYSTEM

Sigma Energy Systems GmbH...

1. A solar roof plate system for installing on an inclined surface of a roof having a ridge and/or an eave, comprising:two or more roof plates, each of said roof plates comprising an upper side and a lower side, said upper side of each of said roof plates capable of receiving a solar module extending over said upper side so as to fasten said solar module to said upper side; and
a profile rail capable of interconnecting said two or more roof plates, said profile rail comprises at least one roof plate receptacle for receiving at least one of said two or more roof plates, said at least one roof plate receptacle comprises a profile clamp and at least one of said two or more roof plates comprises a clamp section capable of being gripped by said profile clamp, and said profile rail comprises at least one of a module receptacle for receiving an edge of said solar module facing the ridge and/or the eave of the roof.

US Pat. No. 10,432,082

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CURRENT CONTROL IN INPUT POWER ADAPTERS FOR A DC BUS-BASED POWER ROUTER

Katerra, Inc., Menlo Par...

1. An electrical power input adapter coupled to a direct current (DC) bus in a power distribution system, comprising:a first interface having an input to couple to an electrical power supply to receive one of an alternating current (AC) power signal and a DC power signal at a first voltage level transmitted from the electrical power supply, and having an output to transmit the one of the alternating current (AC) power signal and the DC power signal at the first voltage;
an electrical converter having an input coupled to the output of the first interface to receive and convert the one of the AC power signal and the DC power signal at the first voltage to a DC power signal at a second fixed voltage, and having an output to transmit the DC power signal at the second voltage;
a second interface comprising:
a current limiter having an input coupled to the output of the electrical converter to receive and limit an amperage of the DC power signal at the second voltage, and having an output to transmit the DC power signal at the second voltage and at the limited amperage;
a programmable switch coupled to the output of the current limiter to receive the DC power signal at the second voltage and at the limited amperage and transmit the DC power signal at the second voltage and at the limited amperage;
a controller coupled to the programmable switch to control when, within a period of time, the programmable switch is to transmit the DC power signal at the second voltage and at the limited amperage;
an integrator, having an input coupled to the programmable switch and having an output coupled to the DC bus, to:
receive the DC power signal at the second voltage and at the limited amperage when transmitted within the period of time;
convert the DC power signal at the second voltage and at the limited amperage to a DC power signal at the second voltage and at a second amperage that is proportional to the limited amperage integrated over the period of time; and
transmit the DC power at the second voltage and at the second amperage for the period of time to the DC bus.

US Pat. No. 10,432,071

MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR THE STATOR AND/OR ROTOR WINDINGS OF AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

SIPRO S.R.L., Lentate su...

1. Manufacturing process for stator and/or rotor windings of an electric motor including a number of cavities distributed along a cylindrical internal surface of the stator and/or a cylindrical external surface of the rotor, respectively, each having a first lateral mouth provided on a first side (A) of the stator and/or the rotor, respectively, a second lateral mouth provided on an opposite side (B) of the stator and/or of the rotor, respectively, and an internal mouth provided on the cylindrical internal surface of the stator and/or along the cylindrical external surface of the rotor, respectively, and further including:A supporting shaft (2) for the stator (1) and/or the rotor, respectively, capable of rotating around its axis, which happens to coincide with the axis of the cylindrical internal surface of the supported stator and/or the axis of the cylindrical external surface of the supported rotor, respectively;
A first (3) and a second (3?) working station respectively allocated on a position opposite to the sides (A, B) of the stator and/or the rotor, respectively, next to the outlet area of one of the first and second lateral mouths, respectively,
A first (4) and a second (4?) carriers, allocated on the first and the second working station, respectively, used for sliding and dragging the wire (f) destined to form the windings in an opposite cavity at the moment processed,
A first (5) and a second (5?) clamp, present on the first and the second working station, respectively, capable of grasping and moving the tip of the wire (f) of the winding in processing phase,
A first (6) and a second (6?) sensor, present on the first and the second working station, respectively, capable of detecting arrival of the extremity of the wire (f) that has crossed a cavity in a processing phase, and comprising the following processing phases aimed at obtaining the progressive passing of the wire in an alternate direction and subsequently, within an established orderly series of cavities:
1. Positioning of the shaft (2) so as to bring a lateral mouth of a first cavity of the series of cavities into a position opposite the first and second carriers (4, 4?);
2. Introducing the tip of the wire, by the first clamp (5), into a first carrier (4) and subsequently introducing the tip, by the action of the first carrier, into the first lateral mouth of the first cavity, and its sliding the wire within the first cavity and exiting from a second lateral mouth, until the wire has passed through the second carrier (4?) and is detected by the second sensor (6?);
3. Actuating the second clamp (5?), which after grasping the wire next to its tip moves a certain distance in the forward direction of the wire and rotates its tip until orienting it into an opposite direction, either in this phase or in one of the phase 4, 5 and 6 outlined below;
4. Continuing the exit of the wire from the second lateral mouth, until the length of the exited wire has reached a value adequate for completing the passing of the wire into the mentioned series of cavities;
5. Arresting the dragging action of the first (4) and the second (4?) carrier and starting the action of a third clamp (7) in the first working station, which blocks the tail of the wire near the first lateral mouth of the first cavity of the series of cavities;
6. Disengaging the wire from the first and second carrier and rotating the shaft (2), together with the mentioned third clamp (7), until the lateral mouths of the second cavity of the mentioned series of cavities are brought to a position opposite the mentioned carriers;
7. Repeating the previous processing phases 2 and 3, while interpreting the same substituting the terms “first clamp (5)”, “first carrier (4)”, “first mouth of the first cavity”, “second mouth”, “second carrier (4?)” and “second sensor (6?)”, with the terms “second clamp (5?)”, “second carrier (4?)”, “second mouth of the second cavity”, “first mouth”, “first carrier (4)” and “first sensor (6)”, respectively;
8. Continuing the exit of the wire from the first lateral mouth of the second cavity of the mentioned series of cavities, until the wire has disengaged from the second carrier and the length of the wire connecting the second lateral mouth of the first cavity of the series of cavities to the second lateral mouth of the second cavity has been reduced by a certain value slightly exceeding the distance between the internal mouths of the first and second cavities;
9. Disengaging the wire from the first carrier and rotating the shaft (2) until the lateral mouths of a third cavity of the series of cavities are brought to a position opposite the first and second carriers;
10. Repeating, mutatis mutandis, the previous operations from 7 to 9 for all the remaining cavities of the series of cavities, until the tip of the wire exits from one of the lateral mouths of the last cavity of the series of cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,432,055

MOTOR, ACTUATOR, SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, AND FLAT DISPLAY MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A motor comprising:a stator which includes a coil and a stator core;
a rotor which is disposed at the outside of the stator in the radial direction and rotates relative to the stator;
a rotor housing which rotates along with the rotor;
a stator housing which fixes the stator thereto, includes a space formed between the stator housing and the rotor housing, and overlaps the rotor housing with a first gap interposed therebetween in the entire circumferential direction;
a bearing which supports the rotor housing to be rotatable relative to the stator housing;
an annular member which overlaps the stator housing with a second gap interposed therebetween in the entire circumferential direction inside the space;
an exhaust hole which sucks and discharges air of the space through the second gap; and
an exhaust groove which is interposed between the second gap and the exhaust hole and is provided at the stator housing in the entire circumferential direction along the second gap.

US Pat. No. 10,432,013

WINDSHIELD SOLAR MOUNT ASSEMBLY

OTTER PRODUCTS, LLC, For...

1. A solar charging system for a portable electronic device including an electrical interface, the solar charging system comprising:a protective case for receiving and partially enclosing the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is installed in the protective case; and
a charging assembly including:
an electrical connector adapted to be removably coupled to the electrical interface of the portable electronic device such that when the electrical connector is coupled to the electrical interface of the portable electronic device, the electrical connector is electrically coupled to the electrical interface of the portable electronic device;
a rechargeable battery electrically coupled to the electrical connector, the rechargeable battery adapted to store a stored electrical power;
a base portion;
a mounting interface including an elongated support arm coupled to the base portion, the mounting interface adapted to removably support the protective case, the mounting interface and the protective case configured such that the electrical connector electrically coupled to the rechargeable battery engages the electrical interface of the installed portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is installed in the protective case and the protective case is mounted to the mounting interface;
a solar panel mounting member pivotably coupled to the base portion by a first mounting arm and a second mounting arm each extending from a first end adjacent to a bottom edge on a back surface of the solar panel mounting member to a second end below and beyond the bottom edge;
a pin securing the first mounting arm and the second mounting arm to the base portion, the pin pivotably connecting the elongated support arm to the base portion, the pin extending through the second end of the first mounting arm, the second end of the second mounting arm, a first aperture extending through a support feature of the base portion, and a second aperture extending through a first end of the elongated support arm of the mounting interface; and
a solar panel coupled to a front surface of the solar panel mounting member and configured for receiving ambient light and converting the ambient light to received electrical power, wherein the solar panel is electrically coupled to the rechargeable battery such that received electrical power can be stored in the rechargeable battery as the stored electrical power, the solar panel being independently displaceable relative to the base portion and the mounting interface;
wherein when the protective case is mounted to the mounting interface, the electrical connector is electrically coupled to the electrical interface of the installed portable electronic device such that at least a portion of the stored electrical power can be provided to the portable electronic device, and
wherein when the protective case is not mounted to the mounting interface, received electrical power can be stored in the rechargeable battery as the stored electrical power.

US Pat. No. 10,431,996

SMART BATTERY, ELECTRIC ENERGY ALLOCATION BUS SYSTEM, BATTERY CHARGING AND DISCHARGING METHOD AND ELECTRIC ENERGY ALLOCATION METHOD

BEIJING SAMEVOLT CO., LTD...

1. A smart battery used independently, or in series group, comprising:a control unit comprising:
(1) a main control module for coordinating cooperative work of various modules of the smart battery, coordinating work of all modules of other smart batteries in a same group and connected power generation devices/electrical loads through a communication interface, communicating with a superior control system of a battery pack, reporting data of the battery pack, and receiving and executing commands of the superior control system of the battery pack;
(2) a charging module for executing a charging command issued directly by the main control module, charging the smart battery according to supplied charging parameters, and adjusting the supplied charging parameters in real time according to received latest charging parameters;
(3) an electric quantity transfer module for externally supplying power by using electric energy of the smart battery under control of the main control module; and
(4) a communication module for transmitting data between smart batteries of the same group, between the battery pack and the superior control system of the battery pack and between a power generation devices or electrical loads accessed to communication buses and the smart battery;
a battery body portion;
a connecting wire;
a sensor; and
a shell,
wherein the control unit is configured to control coordinately, acquire information, analyze statistic, control actively and give external feedback;
when controlling coordinately, the control unit coordinates and controls cooperative work of other smart batteries in a battery pack and power generation devices or electrical loads accessed to a same electric energy allocation bus through a communication interface, including: keeping clocks of all smart batteries synchronous and keeping synchronous with a clock of a superior control system of the battery pack, coordinating and determining a control unit of a certain smart battery in the battery pack, coordinating data collection and transmission of other smart batteries, coordinating calibration of data collection precision of all the batteries in the battery pack, controlling data collection types and frequencies of all batteries, upgrading programs of the control unit, and performing self-tests of the control unit of each battery;
when acquiring information, the control unit is further configured to: acquire information of the battery, including voltage, current, internal resistance, temperature, environmental temperature, motion states, vibration and acceleration data through a data collection function of the control unit, acquire above information of each of other smart batteries in the same group and clock/self-test/calibration information through a communication function of the control unit, acquire voltage/current data on the electric energy allocation bus, acquire external interaction commands and environmental temperature information through the communication function of the control unit, and add time stamps on all above information and store the information;
when analyzing the statistic, the control unit is configured to count, analyze and compute the number of charging and discharging cycles of each battery in the battery pack, charging and discharging depth, remaining electric quantity and deterioration degree according to the acquired information, compute charging parameters suitable for each battery according to commands, compute power supply and electricity use information accessed to the electric energy allocation bus for switching different batteries and/or power generation devices and/or electrical loads to access to the electric energy allocation bus or disconnect from the electric energy allocation bus, and add time stamps on all above information and stores the information;
when control actively, the control unit is configured to perform electric quantity transfer among the batteries belonging to a same group to realize a reallocation of the remaining electric quantity among all the batteries, or to charge partial or all the batteries in the battery pack through the power supply devices accessed to the electric energy allocation bus, switch corresponding batteries and/or power generation devices and/or electrical loads to access to the electric energy allocation bus or disconnect from the electric energy allocation bus according to a statistic analysis result; the control unit is configured to adjust charging parameters dynamically based on a statistic analysis computation result and the external commands;
when giving external feedback, the control unit passively answers the external interaction commands or actively issues information to an outward;
the control unit adopts a full-time charging mode or a time-sharing charging mode; wherein the full-time charging mode is to complete charging by the control unit in an entire charging process, and the time-sharing charging mode is to complete the entire charging process; and
the smart battery comprises connecting wires, a positive leading wire and a negative leading wire of the battery body portion are respectively connected with a positive binding post and a negative binding post of the shell of the smart battery, and an overload protection apparatus and a current sensor are installed on a connecting circuit; a positive output end and a negative output end for charging function and an input end for electric quantity transfer function in the control unit are respectively connected with the positive leading wire and the negative leading wire of the battery body portion; and the current sensor is installed on the connecting circuit;
the main control module is directly connected to the charging module, the communication module and the electric quantity transfer module, respectively;
the charging module and the electric quantity transfer module are in parallel connections to both the electric energy allocation bus and the battery body portion; and
the main control module, the charging module, the communication module and the electric quantity transfer module are separate and distinct hardware components.

US Pat. No. 10,431,993

MODULE MAINTENANCE SYSTEM

Artisan Vehicle Systems I...

1. A module maintenance system comprising:a battery module comprising an enclosure and at least a first battery cell and a second battery cell, the first and second battery cells being disposed in a cavity of the enclosure;
a rig comprising a lid and a set of buses, the set of buses being attached to the lid;
a charging device for charging the first and second battery cells;
wherein the battery module has a series configuration and a parallel configuration;
wherein, in the series configuration, the lid of the rig is spaced apart from the enclosure and the set of buses of the rig are spaced apart from the first and second battery cells;
wherein, in the series configuration, one or more bus bars couple the first and second battery cells in series and the charging device modifies charge levels of the first and second battery cells using the one or more bus bars; and
wherein, in the parallel configuration, the lid of the rig attaches to the enclosure of the battery module such that the set of buses of the rig couple to the first and second battery cells and the charging device modifies charge levels of the first and second battery cells using the set of buses.

US Pat. No. 10,431,966

HEAVY-CURRENT SYSTEM AND HEAVY-CURRENT DISTRIBUTOR USED IN BUILDING

Dongguan Vanke Building T...

1. A heavy-current system used in a building, comprising a distribution box, wherein the heavy-current system further includes a plurality of first distributors respectively installed in different positions, and a plurality of electric equipments; each first distributor includes a first PCB board, a first power transmission copper bar, a first inlet port, and a plurality of groups of first connection ports; wherein the first power transmission copper bar, the first inlet port and the plurality of groups of first connection ports are arranged on the first PCB board; the first inlet port and each group of first connection ports are further electrically connected to each other via the first power transmission copper bar; the first inlet port of each first distributor is connected to the distribution box via a first power line, and each electric equipment is respectively connected to the first inlet port of one of the plurality of first distributors via a second power line; the first power transmission copper bar includes a live line copper bar and a neutral line copper bar; the live line copper bar and the neutral line copper bar are formed by copper foils printed on the first PCB board, and the copper foils each have a thickness of 50-100 ?m; a fuse is arranged on the live line copper bar; each electric equipment includes a lighting device and a switch; wherein each group of first connection ports includes one lighting device port and at least one switch port; the lighting device port and the at least one switch port of the first connection ports in a same group are connected in series between the live line copper bar and the neutral line copper bar; each first distributor is installed in a cavity of a suspended ceiling, a partition, or a cabinet; the second power line led out from each first distributor goes through the cavity of the suspended ceiling, the partition, and/or the cabinet and electronically connects to a corresponding electric equipment; the lighting device port and the at least one switch port each has a quick-connect terminal arranged thereon; an end of the second power line connected to the lighting device and the corresponding switch is electrically connected to the lighting device port and the at least one switch port of the first PCB board via the quick-connect terminal; the quick-connect terminal includes a three-point electric conducting strip and a wire removing handle; when the wire removing handle is pressed down, the three-point conducting strip is loosened; when the wire removing handle is released, the three-point conducting strip clamps the second power line.

US Pat. No. 10,431,963

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR SWITCHGEAR ENCLOSURE, AND SWITCHGEAR ENCLOSURE HAVING THE SAME

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A switchgear enclosure comprising:an exterior housing;
a plurality of compartments within the exterior housing, the plurality of compartments including at least a first switching device compartment, a bus compartment, and a first cable compartment;
a plurality of interior partitions arranged to subdivide the exterior housing into the plurality of compartments, the interior partitions including at least (i) a first partition between the first switching device compartment and the first cable compartment and (ii) a second partition between the bus compartment and the first cable compartment; and
an exhaust system including:
a vent path structure coupled within the exterior housing to define a channel between the vent path structure and the exterior housing, at least a portion of the channel defining a first vent path between the first switching device compartment and an opening formed in the exterior housing to vent arc gases from the first switching device compartment and to the opening; and
a first vent device in the first partition, the first vent device configured to fluidically connect the first switching device compartment to the channel;
wherein at least a portion of the channel defines a second vent path between the bus compartment and the opening, the exhaust system further includes a second vent device in the second partition, and the second vent device is configured to fluidically connect the bus compartment to the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,431,958

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE ON TILED GALLIUM CONTAINING MATERIAL

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A gallium and nitrogen containing structure comprising:a plurality of on-axis (10-10) oriented gallium and nitrogen containing semiconductor substrates, each of the plurality of gallium and nitrogen containing semiconductor substrates having a plurality of epitaxially grown layers;
a first handle substrate, wherein each of the plurality of gallium and nitrogen containing semiconductor substrates are coupled to the first handle substrate, an in-plane projection of a [0001] direction of each of the plurality of gallium and nitrogen containing semiconductor substrates is aligned to a spatial region configured in a <110> direction of the first handle substrate, the plurality of gallium and nitrogen containing semiconductor substrates are arranged in a tiled configuration overlying the first handle substrate, and an orientation of a reference crystal direction for each of the plurality of gallium and nitrogen containing semiconductor substrates is parallel to the spatial region in the <110> direction within 10 degrees or less;
a first bonding medium provided between the first handle substrate and each of the plurality of gallium and nitrogen containing semiconductor substrates while maintaining the alignment between the reference crystal orientation and the selected direction of the first handle substrate; and
a processed region formed overlying each of the plurality of gallium and nitrogen containing semiconductor substrates bonded to the first handle substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,431,955

LASER CORE HAVING CONDUCTIVE MASS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

LMD Power of Light Corp, ...

1. A laser core comprising: a light source; a header having a base with a stem extending therefrom; a terminal extending from a sealed opening in the base proximate to but separate from the stem; a conductive surface positioned between the stem and the terminal; a conductive path electrically connecting the conductive surface to the light source; and a conductive mass extending from the terminal to the conductive surface, the conductive mass having a cross-sectional area that is based upon a size of an overlap area between the terminal and the conductive surface, the conductive surface being separate from the conductive mass and the light source, wherein the conductive mass includes a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end being connected to the terminal and having a first width that is approximately equal to a width of the terminal, the second end being connected to the conductive surface and having a second width that is greater than the first width, the first end includes a first length extending transverse to the first width, and the second end includes a second length extending transverse to the second width, wherein the second length is greater than the first length and the second width.

US Pat. No. 10,431,952

COMPACT PLASMA ULTRAINTENSE LASER

LIGHTSENSE IP LTD., Manc...

1. Apparatus arranged to produce femtosecond laser pulses, the apparatus including a laser system arranged to produce nanosecond or picosecond laser pulses, an optical system configured to produce pump pulses and seed pulses from the nanosecond or picosecond laser pulses, and plasma generation apparatus including a vacuum chamber and plasma column generation apparatus arranged to generate a plasma column in the vacuum chamber, wherein the optical system is arranged to counterpropagate the pump pulses and the seed pulses along the plasma column, wherein the optical system is arranged to cause the pump pulses and the seed pulses to overlap in space and in time, in the plasma column, to amplify the seed pulses to produce amplified pulses, and to temporally shorten the amplified pulses compared to the seed pulses, to produce femtosecond amplified and shortened pulses, using stimulated Raman backscattering (SRBS) in the plasma column.

US Pat. No. 10,431,948

ROTARY CONNECTOR

AUPAC CO., LTD., Yamato ...

1. A rotary connector comprising:a rod-shaped rotating side electrode rotatably supported by an external shell case; and
a fixed side electrode supported by the external shell case,
wherein the rotating side electrode and the fixed side electrode are disposed so that one end parts of the electrodes face each other spaced apart to form a clearance therebetween,
a cylindrical liquid impregnated member disposed so as to surround an outer peripheral surface close to the one end part of the fixed side electrode, the liquid impregnated member covering a clearance formed between the fixed side electrode and the rotating side electrode from outer peripheral sides of the fixed side electrode and the rotating side electrode,
a conductive part is provided between the one end part of the rotating side electrode and the one end part of the fixed side electrode, the conductive part making electrical connection between the rotating side electrode and the fixed side electrode, and
the conductive part includes liquid metal and either multivalent alcohol or high viscosity oil,
wherein the conductive part includes the liquid metal filling a region formed by the one end part of the rotating side electrode, the one end part of the fixed side electrode, and an inner peripheral surface of the liquid impregnated member and either the multivalent alcohol or the high viscosity oil with which the liquid impregnated member is impregnated.

US Pat. No. 10,431,895

DUAL SLOT SIW ANTENNA UNIT AND ARRAY MODULE THEREOF

CUBTEK INC., Hsinchu Cou...

1. A dual slot SIW antenna unit, comprising:a first substrate;
a conductive layer disposed on an upper surface of the first substrate;
plural unit radiation members substantially disposed in parallel relative to each other on the conductive layer, each unit radiation member including at least a pair of slots that are disposed in parallel relative to each other;
a second substrate disposed on a lower surface of the first substrate;
a ground conductive layer disposed on an upper surface of the second substrate and between the first and second substrates;
a feed routing layer disposed on a lower surface of the second substrate; and
two first conductive pillars disposed between two neighboring unit radiation members, passing through the first substrate and the second substrate, and electrically connecting the feed routing layer and the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,884

RADAR COVER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RADAR COVER

FALTEC CO. LTD., Kawasak...

1. A radar cover for covering a radar unit which detects a situation around a vehicle, comprising:a base portion having a convex shape;
a bright layer which is formed on whole of a convex-side surface of the base portion and is a discontinuous metal layer having openings penetrating therethrough in a layer thickness direction; and
a transparent top coat layer formed on whole of the bright layer, parts of the top coat layer in close contact with the convex-side surface of the base portion through the openings of the bright layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,880

VEHICLE ANTENNA DEVICE

YOKOWO CO., LTD., Tokyo ...

1. A vehicle antenna device comprising:an antenna base;
an antenna case which is overlaid on the antenna base; and
an antenna element and an amplifier board which are disposed inside the antenna case, wherein
the antenna element has a capacitive element and a coil element,
the coil element is a winding held by a supporting portion,
a plurality of projections are disposed on the supporting portion and along an axial direction of the coil element,
at least one of the plurality of projections is provided between one end portion and the other end portion of an area of the supporting portion where the winding is held, and
at least one winding end portion of the coil element is hooked on one of the plurality of projections.

US Pat. No. 10,431,811

ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY CELL HAVING WATER-BASED LI-ION ANODE SLURRY AND PROCESS OF PREPARING SAME

SF MOTORS, INC., Santa C...

1. A method of providing an anode of a battery cell to power an electric vehicle, comprising:forming a powder mix comprising a carbonaceous material and a conductive additive;
dividing the powder mix into a plurality of portions each within 10% by weight of each other;
generating a slurry by:
iteratively, for each of the plurality of portions, adding one of the plurality of portions to a carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) solution and mixing the CMC solution containing the one of the plurality of portions;
measuring a viscosity of the slurry subsequent to the mixing of the CMC solution containing the one of the plurality of portions;
adding DI water when the viscosity of the slurry is above 3000 cps;
adding additional powder mix when the viscosity of the slurry is below 2500 cps;
adding, subsequent to measuring the viscosity of the slurry, a binder including at least one of a styrene butadiene rubber solution and a polyacrylic acid solution to the slurry;
mixing the slurry containing the binder until two measurements of a slurry particle size indicate the slurry particle size is below 50 ?m;
dispensing the slurry onto a face of a conductive film to a thickness in a range between 100 ?m and 250 ?m;
forming the anode from the conductive film; and
installing the anode into the battery cell of a battery pack to power the electric vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,431,808

ELECTRODES, ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS, AND METHODS OF FORMING ELECTRODES AND ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

ENEVATE CORPORATION, Irv...

1. A method of forming an electrode comprising:providing a current collector;
providing a layer of electrode attachment substance on a first side of the current collector, wherein the layer of electrode attachment substance is in a substantially solid state;
subsequently placing a solid layer comprising electrochemically active material on the layer of electrode attachment substance such that the layer of electrode attachment substance is sandwiched between the current collector and the solid layer comprising electrochemically active material; and
adhering the electrochemically active material to the current collector, wherein portions of the solid layer comprising electrochemically active material penetrate the layer of electrode attachment substance and come in direct contact with the current collector.

US Pat. No. 10,431,763

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP., LT...

1. A light emitting diode comprising:a substrate, and
a first electrode, a quantum rod light emitting layer and a second electrode disposed in lamination on the substrate,
wherein, the quantum rod light emitting layer comprises a plurality of quantum rods which present a directional arrangement,
wherein the light emitting diode further comprises a third electrode and a fourth electrode, the third electrode and the fourth electrode being configured to generate an electric field in parallel with or substantially in parallel with a plane of the substrate in a powered state, and
wherein the third electrode is a comb-shaped electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,431,714

ENGINEERED SUBSTRATES FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Qromis, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A method for fabricating semiconductor devices, the method comprising:forming an engineered substrate having a first layer comprising a first material, a second layer comprising a second material, and a third layer comprising a dissolvable material and disposed between the first layer and the second layer;
forming a first buffer structure on the second layer;
forming a first transducer structure on the first buffer structure, the first transducer structure having a plurality of semiconductor materials including a radiation-emitting active region, wherein at least one of the first material and the second material in the engineered substrate has a coefficient of thermal expansion approximately matched to a coefficient of thermal expansion of at least one of the plurality of semiconductor materials;
forming a reflective contact electrically coupled to a first semiconductor material of the plurality of semiconductor materials;
forming an insulating layer on the reflective contact;
forming a plurality of buried contacts electrically coupled to a second semiconductor material of the plurality of semiconductor materials, wherein each buried contact passes through the insulating layer, the reflective contact and the first semiconductor material of the plurality of semiconductor materials, and wherein a first end of each buried contact protrudes into the second semiconductor material of the plurality of semiconductor materials, and a second end of each buried contact protrudes through the insulating layer;
forming a first electrode on the insulating layer, wherein the first electrode is electrically and physically coupled to the second end of each buried contact;
forming a second electrode electrically coupled to the reflective contact, wherein a portion of the second electrode is over the insulating layer; and exposing the third layer to a solvent to dissolve the dissolvable material in the third layer, thereby separating the first layer from the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,709

FABRICATING THIN-FILM OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH MODIFIED SURFACE

Flisom AG, Duebendorf (C...

1. A thin-film optoelectronic device, comprising:a substrate;
a back-contact layer; and
an absorber layer comprising:
a p-type ABC chalcogenide material, wherein A represents one or more elements selected from a group consisting of Cu and Ag, B represents one or more elements selected from a group consisting of In, Ga, and Al, and C represents one or more elements selected from a group consisting of S, Se, and Te;
an n-type ABC chalcogenide material comprising one or more alkali metals; and
a plurality of cavities disposed in the n-type ABC chalcogenide material.

US Pat. No. 10,431,691

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A liquid crystal display panel comprising a thin film transistor, wherein the thin film transistor comprises:a substrate, a gate electrode layer and an insulating layer, wherein the gate electrode layer is disposed on the substrate, the insulating layer covers the gate electrode layer;
a semiconductor layer is disposed on the insulating layer;
a conductor layer is disposed on the semiconductor layer;
the semiconductor layer comprises a channel region, the channel region divides the semiconductor layer into left and right portions, the conductor layer is disposed on the left and right portions of the semiconductor layer to form two island structures;
an insulating spacer layer is disposed on the insulating layer;
a source-drain electrode layer is disposed on the conductor layer and the insulating spacer layer;
a passivation layer is disposed on the source-drain electrode layer and the semiconductor layer;
wherein the insulating spacer layer is disposed between the source-drain electrode layer and the semiconductor layer;
the gate electrode layer and the source-drain electrode layer are metal material; and
the insulating layer, the insulating spacer layer and the passivation layer are insulating materials;
the passivation layer is disposed above the insulating spacer layer, and the insulating spacer layer comprises a first thickness and a second thickness, the second thickness is smaller than the first thickness, and the second thickness is greater than or equal to the thickness of the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,488

LIFT PIN AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

KOMICO CO., LTD., Anseon...

1. A lift pin passing through a hole of a susceptor on which a wafer is placed inside a process chamber in which an epitaxial process for the wafer is performed, to support the wafer, and having a surface formed of a glassy carbon material, the lift pin comprising:a pin head formed at an upper part of the lift pin, the upper part contacting the wafer;
a shaft passing through the hole of the susceptor; and
a pin neck comprising, between the pin head and the shaft, an outer circumferential surface inclinedly formed to be gradually narrower from the pin head to the shaft, wherein the lift pin includes a base member formed of ceramic material, and the glassy carbon material coated on the base member,
wherein a mirror surface treatment is performed on the glassy carbon material of the lift pin to reduce a friction among the lift pin, the wafer, and the susceptor to stably prevent a generation of particles caused by the friction,
wherein a heat conductivity of the glassy carbon is relatively lower than a heat conductivity of the base member made of the ceramic material in order to prevent the portion of the wafer contacting the lift pin from deteriorating.

US Pat. No. 10,431,477

METHOD OF PACKAGING CHIP AND CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Pep Innovation PTE Ltd., ...

1. A method of packaging a chip, comprising:mounting at least one chip to be packaged and at least one electrically conductive module on a carrier, wherein the at least one chip to be packaged has a back surface facing upwards and an active surface facing towards the carrier, and the at least one electrically conductive module is in the vicinity of the at least one chip to be packaged;
forming a first encapsulation layer, wherein the first encapsulation layer covers the entire carrier for encapsulating the at least one chip to be packaged and the at least one electrically conductive module, wherein the first encapsulation layer is disposed with at least one concave first cavity and at least one concave second cavity, wherein the at least one chip is located in the at least one first cavity, the back surface of the at least one chip facing towards the first encapsulation layer, and the at least one electrically conductive module is located in the at least one second cavity, wherein the first encapsulation layer encapsulates the at least one electrically conductive module and wherein the at least one electrically conductive module comprises an electrically conductive array formed by a plurality of electrically conductive studs, the electrically conductive array being integrally packaged by an insulating material;
detaching the carrier to expose the active surface of the at least one chip to be packaged and a first surface of the at least one electrically conductive module; and
completing the packaging by a rewiring process on the active surface of the at least one chip to be packaged and the first surface of the at least one electrically conductive module, wherein a rewiring structure is formed on the active surface of the at least one chip and the first surface of the at least one electrically conductive module for leading out pads on the active surface of the at least one chip and the first surface of the at least one electrically conductive module.

US Pat. No. 10,431,442

ELECTROSTATIC TRAP MASS SPECTROMETER WITH IMPROVED ION INJECTION

LECO Corporation, St. Jo...

1. A method of mass spectral analysis comprising:injecting a continuous ion beam into a multiplexed analytical electrostatic trap (i) including a pair of concentric, cylindrical trap electrodes having static and non-ramped potentials, the pair of cylindrical trap electrodes including a set of aligned slits, and (ii) defining a cylindrical electrostatic field volume, the cylindrical electrostatic field volume including multiple volumes of an electrostatic trapping field, wherein the continuous ion beam is injected through the aligned slits of the pair of cylindrical trap electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,431,434

POWERED GRID FOR PLASMA CHAMBER

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A power grid comprising:a dielectric substrate;
a metal layer overlaid on top of the dielectric substrate, wherein the metal layer has a ring section overlaid on a central region of the dielectric substrate and a plurality of spokes that extend from the ring section to a peripheral edge of the dielectric substrate; and
a metal strap electrically connected to the ring section, wherein the metal strap is configured to extend substantially perpendicular to the dielectric substrate,
wherein the dielectric substrate is configured to be disposed above a dielectric window of a plasma chamber and below an inductive coil, wherein the metal layer is configured to receive radio frequency (RF) power to clean the dielectric window.

US Pat. No. 10,431,420

POST COLUMN FILTER WITH ENHANCED ENERGY RANGE

FEI Company, Hillsboro, ...

1. A method of operating a Post Column Filter (PCF) in a Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscope, the method comprising:receiving, at an entrance plane, an incoming beam of electrons;
dispersing, by an electrostatic energy dispersive device, magnetic energy dispersive device, or combination of electrostatic and magnetic energy dispersive device, the incoming beam of electrons into an energy dispersed beam of electrons;
disposing a first plurality of quadrupoles between the entrance plane and a slit plane;
based on the Post Column Filter operating in an electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) mode:
exciting one or more quadrupoles of the first plurality of quadrupoles at a first excitation level, wherein the first excitation level does not enlarge the energy dispersion of the energy dispersed beam of electrons; and
forming an image of the energy dispersed beam of electrons on an image plane, the image being an EELS spectrum; and
based on the Post Column Filter operating in an energy filtering transmission electron microscope (EFTEM) mode:
including a slit at the slit plane in an optical path;
exciting one or more quadrupoles of the first plurality of quadrupoles at a second excitation level, the second excitation level different from the first excitation level;
forming an energy dispersed focus of the energy dispersed beam of electrons on the slit at the slit plane; and
enlarging the energy dispersion of the energy dispersed beam of electrons caused by the electrostatic energy dispersive device, magnetic energy dispersive device, or combination of electrostatic and magnetic energy dispersive device based on the one or more first plurality quadrupoles excited at the second excitation level.

US Pat. No. 10,431,411

FUSE WITH A THERMOMECHANICAL COMPENSATION ELEMENT

PACIFIC ENGINEERING CORPO...

1. A melting fuse, especially for a motor vehicle that has a high-voltage circuit, said fuse comprising:an electrically insulating housing;
a fusible conductor inside the housing;
two contacts connected with each other by the fusible conductor,
wherein, between two longitudinal areas that are adjacent to each other, the fusible conductor has a rotation point around which the longitudinal areas are rotatable during thermo-mechanical expansion,
wherein the fusible conductor is bent uniformly and free of kinks so as to allow expansions of the fusible conductor caused by thermo-mechanical stresses to be converted into rotational movement,
wherein the fusible conductor is surrounded in the insulating housing by an arc suppressing means, and
wherein the fusible conductor is movable inside the arc suppressing means that surrounds it.

US Pat. No. 10,431,397

SWITCHING CONTACT AND A METHOD OF PRODUCING THE LATTER

Tyco Electronics Austria ...

1. A contact for an electrical switch, comprising:a first spring having an upper side, an opposite lower side, a first switching unit and a second switching unit, the first switching unit and the second switching unit arranged next to one another in a transverse direction perpendicularly to a longitudinal direction, the second switching unit connected to the first switching unit by a bridge in the transverse direction;
a second spring layered on the lower side of the first spring, and planar region of a contact section along an upper side of the second spring, the second spring having a first switching unit and a second switching unit, connected to the first switching unit by a bridge; and
a contact element disposed on the upper side of the first spring and bonded to the upper side of the second spring along the planar region.

US Pat. No. 10,431,353

METAL SHEATHED CABLE WITH JACKETED, CABLED CONDUCTOR SUBASSEMBLY

AFC Cable Systems, Inc., ...

1. A metal clad cable assembly, comprising:a core comprising a plurality of power conductors and a subassembly, each of the plurality of power conductors and the subassembly including an electrical conductor, a layer of insulation provided over the electrical conductor, and a jacket layer disposed directly atop the layer of insulation, wherein the layer of insulation and the jacket layer are different materials;
an assembly jacket layer disposed over the subassembly, wherein the jacket layer of each of the plurality of power conductors is provided directly adjacent an exterior of the assembly jacket layer such that no element is present between the assembly jacket layer and the jacket layer of each of the plurality of power conductors, and wherein the jacket layer of the subassembly is provided directly adjacent an interior of the assembly jacket layer such that no element is present between the assembly jacket layer and the jacket layer of the subassembly; and
a metal sheath disposed over the core.

US Pat. No. 10,431,209

FEEDBACK CONTROLLER FOR DATA TRANSMISSIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A feedback control system for data transmissions over a computer network, comprising:a natural language processor component executed by a data processing system to receive, via an interface of the data processing system, data packets comprising an input audio signal detected by a sensor of a client device;
the natural language processor component to parse the input audio signal to identify a request and a trigger keyword corresponding to the request;
a content selector component executed by the data processing system to receive the trigger keyword identified by the natural language processor component and to select, based on the trigger keyword, a content item via a real-time content selection process;
a feedback monitor component to:
receive data packets carrying auditory signals transmitted between the client device and a conversational application programming interface that established a communication session with the client device responsive to interaction with the content item;
measure a characteristic of the communication session based on the auditory signals; and
generate a quality signal based on the measured characteristic; and
the content selector component to adjust the real-time content selection process based on the quality signal.

US Pat. No. 10,431,189

DAMPENING DEVICE FOR AN INSTRUMENTAL DRUM

Roger Green, San Clement...

1. A dampening device adapted for use with a drum having drum wires, the dampening device comprising:a base having at least one tracking groove formed therein;
at least one tracking pin operatively engaged with the at least one tracking groove;
a rotating plate coupled to the at least one tracking pin and rotatable relative to the base between a first rotational position and a second rotational position; and
a dampening pad coupled to the rotating plate;
interaction between the at least one tracking pin and the at least one tracking groove causing at least a portion of the rotating plate to move away from the base in response to rotation of the rotating plate from the first rotational position to the second rotational position;
interaction between the at least one tracking pin and the at least one tracking groove causing at least a portion of the rotating plate to move toward the base in response to rotation of the rotating plate from the second rotational position to the first rotational position.

US Pat. No. 10,431,122

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SMART CARTOGRAPHY

Environmental Systems Res...

1. A method for proportionally sizing symbols on a map, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, geographic-based data having one or more polygonal features;
calculating, by the processor, a first average polygonal feature size for at least a subset of the one or more polygonal features at a first zoom level;
calculating, by the processor, a second average polygonal feature size for at least a subset of the one or more polygonal features at a second zoom level;
for a first display of the map at the first zoom level, setting a first minimum symbol size to a first predetermined percentage of the first average polygonal feature size, wherein the first minimum symbol size is less than 100% of the first average polygonal feature size;
for the first display of the map at the first zoom level, setting a first maximum symbol size to a second predetermined percentage of the first average polygonal feature size, wherein the first maximum symbol size is greater than 100% of the first average polygonal feature size;
for a second display of the map at the second zoom level having the same polygonal features as the first zoom level, setting a second minimum symbol size to the first predetermined percentage of the second average polygonal feature size, wherein the second minimum symbol size is less than 100% of the second average polygonal feature size;
for the second display of the map at the second zoom level, setting a second maximum symbol size to the second predetermined percentage of the second average polygonal feature size, wherein the second maximum symbol size is greater than 100% of the second average polygonal feature size;
rendering a first overlay of the symbols on the map at the first zoom level;
displaying the first overlay on the map on a display;
rendering a second overlay of the symbols on the map at the second zoom level;
displaying the second overlay on the map on the display;
wherein the symbols include at least one of lettering for labels, numbers, arrows, direction indicators, icons, circles, or bar graphs,
wherein the polygon features include at least one of states, counties, cities, zip codes, areas of common vegetation, bodies of water, roads, or buildings; and
wherein the symbols represent at least one of income, life expectancy, population, or sales.

US Pat. No. 10,431,112

COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CATEGORIZING STUDENT RESPONSES AND USING THEM TO UPDATE A STUDENT MODEL DURING LINGUISTIC EDUCATION

Arthur Ward, Pittsburgh,...

1. A linguistic education system for a tutor to provide linguistic instruction to a student, the linguistic education system comprising:a host server system that comprises one or more servers;
a tutor mobile computing device that is remote from and in communication with the host server system via a data network; and
a student mobile computing device,
wherein:
the one or more servers of the host server system:
comprise:
a lexicon database that stores a set of multiple words, wherein each word in the lexicon database is indexed to one or more linguistic concepts;
a sentence database that stores sentences, wherein the sentences use words in the lexicon database;
a student model database that stores a student model for the student, wherein the student model for the student indicates, for each of a plurality of linguistic concepts, a probability that the student knows the linguistic concept;
is programmed to generate a lesson plan for a linguistic lesson for the student, wherein the lesson plan comprises one or more drills for one or more selected linguistic concepts to be covered in the linguistic lesson, wherein the one or more selected linguistic concepts for the linguistic lesson are selected based on a probability that the student knows the one or more selected linguistic concepts based on the student model, wherein the one or more drills comprise prompts, wherein the prompts comprise word prompts and sentence prompts, wherein words for the word prompts and sentences for the sentence prompts are selected for the linguistic lesson from the lexicon database and the sentence database based on the words in the word prompts and words in the sentences in the sentence prompts being indexed to the one or more selected linguistic concepts in the linguistic lesson, such that words and sentences that are unknown to the student, based on the student model for the student, are excluded from the lesson plan;
the tutor mobile computing device:
comprises a touchscreen interface; and
executes a software application that, when executed:
displays a response categorization area on the touchscreen interface of the tutor mobile computing device, wherein the response categorization area comprises:
 a listing of one or more possible responses for a selected prompt that is part of the linguistic lesson plan; and
 for each of the one or more possible responses for the selected prompt, a series of two or more hint level icons that represent varying degrees of hint levels, and wherein the hint level icons are selectable by the tutor, via the touchscreen interface of the tutor mobile computing device, to record the hint level that was needed to be provided by the tutor to elicit a correct response from the student; and
transmits back to the host server system student response data indicative of the hint level icons selected by the tutor for each of the one or more possible responses for each prompt in the lesson plan;
the student mobile computing device that is remote from and in communication with the tutor mobile computing device during the linguistic lesson, and wherein the student mobile computing device comprises a touch screen interface, such that for a portion of the linguistic lesson where the student inputs a response to a prompt from the tutor via the touch screen interface of the student mobile computing device, the student's response is displayed during the linguistic lesson on the touchscreen interface of the tutor mobile computing device, and
the one or more servers of the host server system are further programmed to update the student model for the student based on the student response data received from the tutor mobile computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,431,100

INTERACTIVE AND CUSTOMIZABLE FLIGHT PLANNING TOOL

Aircraft Owners and Pilot...

1. A method of planning a flight, comprising:receiving, from a client device, a first flight information request;
providing, in response to the first flight information request, an interactive user interface for display on the client device having a first graphical representation of flight information, including at least a flight route displayed on a map;
providing, on the first graphical representation, a first selectable feature that, when selected, causes a plurality of selectable overlay options to be displayed on the first graphical interface,
the plurality of overlay options corresponding to additional information related to the flight information, and
the selectable overlay options causing an overlay feature with the additional information to appear on the map of the first graphical representation when selected;
receiving a second request, from the client device, related to the flight information and indicative of a selection of one of the overlay options;
providing, in response to the second request, a modified user interface for display on the client device comprising at least an overlay feature disposed over the map and corresponding to the selected overlay option indicated by the second request;
providing, on the interactive user interface, a second selectable feature that, when selected, causes a plurality of interface options to be displayed on the first graphical representation,
receiving a third request, from the client device, indicative of a selection of one of the interface options; and
providing, in response to the third request, a modified user interface for display on the client device comprising at least an overlay interface disposed over the map and corresponding to the selected interface option indicated by the third request, the overlay interface comprising a plurality of input fields configured to receive flight plan information from the client device for generating a flight plan.

US Pat. No. 10,431,078

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY UPDATING A DATABASE OF DRIVING SPEED LIMITS

COYOTE SYSTEM, Suresnes ...

1. A system for updating a database of authorized traffic speed limits of vehicles on at least one section concerned of a road network, said system comprising:an on-board system on each vehicle; and
a remote server comprising said database of authorized traffic speed limits, an average speeds database, and means of communicating with the on-board system on each vehicle;
wherein said on-board system comprises:
map reference means,
means of communicating with the remote server,
means of measuring an instantaneous speed of the vehicle,
data processing means,
wherein the remote server comprises a mapping database of road sections, and means capable of:
periodically calculating, for said section concerned, a statistical maximum value of average speed values of all vehicles having traversed said section concerned during a specific period of time, which are stored in the average speeds database,
determining a difference between said statistical maximum value and a value recorded for said section in the speed limits database,
when the difference is greater than a threshold value, replacing in the speed limits database the value recorded for said section with a new value based on the statistical maximum value, the threshold value being a percentage of the value of the speed limit recorded in the speed limits database; and
wherein the new value is a value closest to the statistical maximum value contained in a table of possible limit values.

US Pat. No. 10,431,075

REMOTE CONTROL WITH ENHANCED MODULARITY

DISH Ukraine L.L.C., Kha...

1. A method for real-time customization of a remote control including a plurality of buttons and one or more sensors, the method comprising:first determining, at a first time, a first sensor signature that identifies a first user based on analyzing first signals received from the one or more sensors,
the first sensor signature associated with first stored configuration data that specifies functionality of a first set of the plurality of buttons of the remote control previously customized for the first user;
first changing functionality, automatically in response to the first determining, of the first set of the plurality of buttons in accordance with the first configuration data;
second determining, at a second time subsequent to the first time, a second sensor signature that identifies a second user based on analyzing second signals received from the one or more sensors,
the second sensor signature associated with second stored configuration data that specifies functionality of a second set of the plurality of buttons of the remote control previously customized for the second user;
second changing functionality, automatically in response to the second determining, of the second set of the plurality of buttons in accordance with the second configuration data.

US Pat. No. 10,431,053

DETERMINATION OF FILLING LEVELS AT THE CHECKOUT TERMINAL

WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIO...

1. A method for operating a checkout terminal comprising the steps of:transporting at least one good with one or more conveyors along a direction of transport from a goods receiving area to at least one packing trough, the at least one packing trough defining a filling area;
scanning an optical identifier applied to the at least one good with a scanner as the at least one good is transported in the direction of transport from the goods receiving area;
providing, from the scanner to a microcontroller of a control unit, a scanning result signal corresponding to the optical identifier;
procuring from a database, with the microcontroller of the control unit, goods-related data including physical dimensions of the at least one good based on the scanning result signal;
measuring a floor area of the at least one good with an optical measuring unit as the at least one good is transported in the direction of transport;
providing, with the optical measuring unit, a measuring result signal to the microcontroller of the control unit, the measuring result signal including at least the floor area; and
calculating, with the microcontroller of the control unit, a filling level value in dependence on both the scanning result signal from said scanning of the optical identifier applied to the at least one good and the measuring result signal from said measuring of the floor area of the at least one good, said calculating completed before the at least one good reaches the at least one packing trough.

US Pat. No. 10,431,023

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO TEST AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media that collectively store instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause a computing system to perform operations, the operations comprising:comparing log data indicating positions of elements of a test track over a first period of time with log data indicating positions of the elements of the test track over a second period of time;
comparing log data indicating parameters of an autonomous vehicle over the first period of time with log data indicating the parameters of the autonomous vehicle over the second period of time; and
determining an effect of operations of the autonomous vehicle over a period of time between the first period of time and the second period of time, the effect caused by modifying software configured to control operations of the autonomous vehicle, wherein determining the effect comprises determining a difference in a measure of smoothness in transition from a first state to a second state of the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,430,972

METHOD OF CALIBRATING A DIRECTION OF A PAN, TILT, ZOOM, CAMERA WITH RESPECT TO A FIXED CAMERA, AND A SYSTEM IN WHICH SUCH A CALIBRATION IS CARRIED OUT

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

1. A method of calibrating a direction of a pan, tilt, zoom, PTZ, camera with respect to a first, fixed, camera, comprising:receiving an overview image of a scene captured by a first, fixed, camera,
directing a PTZ camera in a first direction,
when the PTZ camera is in the first direction, performing the steps of:
a) receiving an image of the scene captured by the PTZ camera, wherein a field of view of the image captured by the PTZ camera partly overlaps a field of view the overview image,
b) identifying a first set of features in the image of the scene captured by the PTZ camera,
c) localizing at least a portion of the first set of features in the overview image so as to associate the at least a portion of first set of features in the image captured by the PTZ camera with a second set of features in the overview image,
d) logging positional data of the second set of features in the overview image,
e) defining a mapping between the image captured by the PTZ camera and the overview image based on the at least a portion of first set of features and the second set of features, and calculating a quality of the mapping,
performing a first calibration of the PTZ camera by correlating the first direction of the PTZ camera with the positional data of the second set of features being logged when the PTZ camera is directed in the first direction,
in case the quality of the mapping is below a first threshold:
redirecting the PTZ camera to a second direction,
performing steps a)-d) when the PTZ camera is in the second direction, and
performing a second calibration of the PTZ camera by correlating the second direction of the PTZ camera with positional data of the second set of features being logged when the PTZ camera is directed in the second direction,
wherein step e) further comprises mapping an object in the image captured by the PTZ camera to the overview image by using the defined mapping, wherein calculating the quality of the mapping includes calculating a similarity between an appearance of the object in the image captured by the PTZ camera and an appearance of the object after mapping to the overview image.

US Pat. No. 10,430,934

IMAGE STITCHING METHOD AND IMAGE STITCHING DEVICE

VATICS INC., New Taipei ...

1. An image stitching method comprising:acquiring two images adjacent by each other;
detecting an overlapped region of the two adjacent images;
compiling statistics of image information about the overlapped region of the two adjacent images;
utilizing the image information to compute a compensation factor as a ratio of a predetermined ideal value to one of the two adjacent images; and
adjusting at least one of the two adjacent images in accordance with the compensation factor to make the image information of the two adjacent images into harmony, wherein the compensation factor comprises a plurality of compensation parameters, the image stitching method optionally sets a mean value, a highest value or a lowest value of the plurality of compensation parameters to be an amended weighting of the compensation factor.

US Pat. No. 10,430,924

RESIZABLE, OPEN EDITABLE THUMBNAILS IN A COMPUTING DEVICE

QuirkLogic, Inc., Calgar...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions, which when executed by a processor perform a method for editing thumbnails, the method comprising:detecting an input action to resize a thumbnail associated with a file, wherein the thumbnail is a static image of at least a portion of a snapshot of file content in the file, and the thumbnail is displayed in a file directory on an interactive device;
in response to the detecting, obtaining an expanded thumbnail;
making a first determination that viewport information of the expanded thumbnail does not exceed a first predetermined threshold;
generating, in response to the input action, a frontal transparent writing layer (FTWL) operatively linked with the expanded thumbnail;
capturing, in the FTWL, an annotation made in a thumbnail region of the expanded thumbnail; and
storing the annotation and viewport information for the annotation in the FTWL.

US Pat. No. 10,430,884

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRADE AGGREGATION OF TRADE ALLOCATIONS AND SETTLEMENTS

Virtu ITG Software Soluti...

1. An automated data tracking system, comprising:a data interface for managing a plurality of electronic orders transmitted to one or more executing brokers, said plurality of electronic orders including at least one wrap block order and at least one institutional block order;
an automated system for receiving data for said plurality of electronic orders and automatically merging the plurality of electronic orders into a single merged block order, apportioning the single merged block order into a plurality of smaller electronic orders, and electronically communicating the plurality of smaller electronic orders to a plurality of order destinations; and
a post-trade aggregation system configured to receive execution data from the plurality of order destinations for individual executions corresponding to the plurality of smaller electronic orders and automatically to compress the individual executions into a single net marked-up step-out for wrap orders and a single average-priced block for institutional orders;
wherein the system for merging is an algorithmic trading and routing server remotely located from data interface;
the plurality of order destinations are electronic destinations that automatically execute matches of electronic orders without human intervention and, for each match, automatically generates and transmits execution data for each individual executions; and
said post-trade aggregation system is further configured to intercept execution data transmitted by the plurality of order destinations to said data interface.

US Pat. No. 10,430,873

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO EVALUATE AND PROVIDE FUNDS IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS

Kabbage, Inc., Atlanta, ...

1. A computer implemented method to approve a transfer of funds, the method comprising:performing the following operations on a server, wherein a user is using a remote computer in a remote location from the server:
receiving access to mandatory information about the user and storing the mandatory information in an electronic computer database;
displaying a window on the remote computer of the user comprising a list of a plurality of levels, each level out of the plurality of levels comprising a different type of optional information;
enabling the user to select selected levels in any combination of the plurality of levels in the list in the window, wherein the list indicates which of the plurality of levels is selected;
displaying at least one or more further separate windows on the remote computer of the user corresponding to each of the selected level which thereby receives optional information from the user corresponding to the selected levels in the further separate windows;
storing the optional information in the electronic computer database;
determining an amount of funds to provide to the user using the mandatory information and the optional information; and
allowing the user to request the amount of funds for transfer to the user, and upon the request, initiating an electronic transfer of funds to an account associated with the user, wherein as a result of entering the optional information the user receives an incentive,
wherein the incentive is the amount of funds is greater when the user provides the optional information than the amount of funds if the user had not provided the optional information.

US Pat. No. 10,430,863

VOICE COMMERCE

VB Assets, LLC, Bellevue...

1. A method for providing voice commerce, the method being implemented on a computer system having one or more physical processors programmed with computer program instructions which, when executed, perform the method, the method comprising:receiving, by the computer system, a user input comprising a natural language utterance;
providing, by the computer system, the natural language utterance as an input to a speech recognition engine;
obtaining, by the computer system, one or more words or phrases recognized from the natural language utterance as an output of the speech recognition engine;
identifying, by the computer system, based on the one or more words or phrases, a product or service to be purchased on behalf of a user;
searching, by the computer system, one or more databases based on the identified product or service to be purchased on behalf of the user;
selecting, by the computer system, without further user input after the receipt of the user input, a seller from which to purchase the identified product or service based on the search; and
completing, by the computer system, without further user input after the receipt of the user input, a purchase transaction for the identified product or service from the selected seller.

US Pat. No. 10,430,850

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVIEWING CUSTOMIZABLE PRODUCTS

PLANETART, LLC, Calabasa...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform:
receiving input from a user, the input comprising one or more user characters, each of the one or more user characters associated with a different character file of one or more character files;
generating a plurality of thumbnails of the one or more user characters on a plurality of customizable products by, for each thumbnail of the plurality of thumbnails:
composing a monogram file comprising the one or more user characters;
adjusting a spacing of a character within each character file of the one or more character files by performing anti-aliasing with the one or more processors to remove jagged or pixelated edges when rendering a low-resolution file associated with the each character file of the one or more character files; and
combining a monogram container file of one or more monogram container files with the monogram file, wherein the one or more monogram container files each comprise a shape, and a monogram of the monogram file is aligned inside the shape of the monogram container file to form a combined image; and
facilitating a display of the plurality of thumbnails to the user in an online user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,430,847

DYNAMIC DOMAIN REGISTRATION

Plan Bee LLC, Santa Moni...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a domain name registry, a plurality of available domain names prior to a first registration or first sale of any domain name from the plurality of available domain names;
determining, at the domain name registry, an initial price at which the plurality of available domain names are offered to one or more registrars;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a first price parameter for a particular domain name of the plurality of available domain names based on a number of search results returned in response to a query of the particular domain name;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a second price parameter for the particular domain name based on a number of characters forming the particular domain name, wherein computing the second price parameter comprise changing the second price parameter for each additional character that forms the particular domain name;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a third price parameter for the particular domain name based on proximity between spelling of the particular domain name to one of a plurality of words in a dictionary;
compiling, at the domain name registry, a list of currently trending words based on a number of times each word in the list of currently trending words is queried by a plurality of users;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a fourth price parameter for the particular domain name based on similarity between the particular domain name and one or more words from said list of currently trending words;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a fifth price parameter for the particular domain name based on a number of domain names from the plurality of available names that have one or more of a similar spelling or similar definition as the particular domain name, and that remain unregistered;
providing, from the domain name registry to at least one domain name registrar, a dynamic price for the particular domain name based on the initial price and two or more of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth price parameters;
registering the particular domain name in response to a buyer acquiring the particular domain name for the dynamic price, wherein said registering comprises configuring operation of an authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) server controlling resolution of DNS queries to a top-level domain (TLD), country-code top-level domain (ccTLD), or generic top-level domain (gTLD) of the particular domain name;
receiving at the authoritative DNS server, a DNS query directed to the particular domain name; and
resolving the DNS query by identifying a server address specified from said configuring.

US Pat. No. 10,430,846

TRANSACTION FACILITATING MARKETPLACE PLATFORM

Panjiva, Inc., New York,...

1. A computer-implemented method for ranking supplier or buyer search results comprising:converting, with a processor, structured data associated with a plurality of suppliers into a unified data format independent of a physical format of delivery and a logical formatting of the structured data;
storing, in a memory device, the structured data in the unified format;
comparing, with a processor, the structured data to search keywords received from a user through a user interface hosted by a server;
generating, with the processor, a candidate search result set of entities based on the comparison, wherein the candidate search result set of entities comprises a filtered number of suppliers from the plurality of suppliers;
weighting a combination of a plurality of entity performance measures for a portion of the entities in the candidate search result set of entities, wherein the plurality of entity performance measures includes at least one measure selected from the list consisting of: number of shipments made by the supplier that matches at least one aspect of a buyer's request, number of similar products the supplier makes that match the buyer's request, export value per category of product exported by the supplier, and number of certifications or clearances that a particular supplier has;
ranking, with the processor, the filtered number of suppliers based on the weighted combination of the plurality of entity performance measures; and
arranging the search results based on the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,430,843

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PURCHASING NON-FUEL MERCHANDISE

ADDITECH, INC., Sugar La...

1. A system, comprising:a fuel dispenser for dispensing fuel to a vehicle;
a fuel additive system in communication with the fuel dispenser, wherein the fuel additive system comprises:
a computer system; and
a hydraulic controller for dispensing a fuel-additive product to the vehicle; and
a point-of-sale system in communication with the fuel dispenser and the fuel additive system, wherein at least a portion of the point-of-sale system is located inside a retail store, and wherein the computer system of the fuel additive system is for:
monitoring purchase messages between the fuel dispenser and the point-of-sale system for purchase selections made at the fuel dispenser to determine whether purchases at the fuel dispenser include the fuel-additive product;
upon a determination that a first purchase message of the purchase messages between the fuel dispenser and the point-of-sale system does not include the fuel-additive product, subsequently passing the first purchase message to the point-of-sale system; and
upon a determination that the first purchase message includes the fuel-additive product:
creating a new purchase message regarding the fuel-additive product in a format receivable by the point-of-sale system and forwarding the new purchase message to the point-of-sale system; and
upon detecting dispenser fuel pulses from the fuel dispenser indicative of fuel flow, controlling the hydraulic controller to dispense the fuel-additive product for the vehicle; and
wherein the point-of-sale system is for presenting a total amount of the purchase selections at the point-of-sale system.

US Pat. No. 10,430,842

METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DYNAMICALLY PRICING PERISHABLE GOODS

ECONOMEMETICS AB, Helsin...

1. A method comprising:performing a pricing process for perishable goods on a programmed data processing apparatus,
wherein the programmed data processing apparatus comprises a memory system for storing program code instructions and data, a processing system configured to execute at least some of the program code instructions and to process the data stored in the memory system, and
wherein the processing system is operatively coupled to a database system,
wherein the database system stores information on a plurality of items of goods, wherein the memory system comprises program code instructions for causing the processing system to carry out the pricing process, wherein the pricing process comprises the following acts for each of a plurality of items of goods:
a) monitoring a time parameter T corresponding to the time period from T0 to Tn when an item of goods is good for sale, and if the time parameter T b) periodically updating a current price Pcurrent for the item of goods at every predetermined time interval to dynamically reflect potential buyers' interests, based on an estimation of how many items of goods should have been sold in order for exactly all of the items of goods to be sold at the highest possible average price before Tn, and a real demand for an ongoing sale situation after commerce starts;
c) producing a virtual marketplace displaying in a general buyer interface information of the item of goods including the periodically updated current price Pcurrent viewable by buyers through buyer terminals connected to the virtual marketplace via a network;
d) setting a maximum number of items Vquote for the buyers indicating a maximum number of items of goods purchasable by each buyer during a freeze time period ?Tfreeze, Vquote being equal to or smaller than a maximum cumulative volume of the perishable goods MAX(CV);
e) receiving an indication of interest to buy at least one item of goods from a particular buyer through one of the buyer terminals interacting with the virtual marketplace;
f) in response to receiving the indication of interest to buy the at least one item of goods, generating a buyer specific buyer interface associated with the time of receiving the indication of interest, displaying in the buyer specific buyer interface a temporarily fixed price Pfreeze equal to current price Pcurrent for the freeze time period ?Tfreeze, viewable through the buyer terminal by said particular buyer that indicated the interest to buy the at least one item of goods;
g) automatically updating the current price Pcurrent in response to offering a temporarily fixed price Pfreeze, taking into consideration the indication of interest, and displaying in the general buyer interface the updated current price Pcurrent viewable by buyers through buyer terminals connected to the virtual marketplace;
h) keeping periodically updating the current price Pcurrent for the item of goods displayed in the general buyer interface while keeping the temporarily fixed price Pfreeze displayed in the buyer specific buyer interface unchanged during the freeze time period ?Tfreeze;
i) accepting a purchase order for the at least one item of goods at the temporarily fixed price Pfreeze if a number of the at least one item of goods of the purchase order is equal to or smaller than the maximum number of items Vquote for the particular buyer and the purchase order is received within the freeze time period ?Tfreeze from the buyer terminal interacting with the displayed item of goods in the virtual marketplace;
j) rejecting the purchase order if the number of the at least one item of goods of the purchase order exceeds the maximum number of items Vquote for the particular buyer;
k) rejecting the purchase order if the purchase order is received after the freeze time period ?Tfreeze;
l) automatically updating the current price Pcurrent of the item of goods in response to receiving an accepted and/or rejected order and displaying in the general buyer interface the updated current price Pcurrent viewable by buyers through buyer terminals connected to the virtual marketplace; and
automatically repeating the acts b) through l) until the time parameter T equals the maximum time Tn.

US Pat. No. 10,430,779

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSACTING AT AN ATM USING A MOBILE DEVICE

Capital One Services LLC,...

1. A system for transacting at an automated teller machine (ATM), comprising:one or more memory devices storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
receive transaction data associated with a transaction request received from a mobile device associated with a customer, wherein the transaction data includes a customer identifier,
identify a customer account based on the customer identifier;
determine that the mobile device is physically located within a predetermined distance from the ATM, by detecting an identification signal transmitted from the mobile device to the ATM via a local network;
responsive to the detected identification signal, transmit a signal to the mobile device indicating that the mobile device is within the predetermined distance from the ATM, for displaying a notification and prompt on the mobile device;
wherein a financial service provider system associated with the ATM detects capabilities associated with the mobile device;
prompt, via the signal, the mobile device based on the detected capabilities associated with the mobile device to provide authentication data associated with the customer;
receive, from the mobile device and in response to the displayed prompt, the authentication data associated with the customer, the authentication data being provided by the customer operating the mobile device and without requiring the customer to directly input data at the ATM and wherein a transaction amount above a predefined threshold requires receipt of a more secure type of authentication data or greater amount of authentication data;
determine, based on the transaction amount, whether the received authentication data authenticates the transaction;
based on the determination, iteratively prompt the mobile device to enter additional authentication data;
wherein a number of iterations depends on the customer account and the transaction amount;
authorize the transaction when the authentication data authenticates the transaction by comparing the received authentication data with stored customer data corresponding to the customer; and
based on the determination, provide an indication to the ATM to perform the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,430,763

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING FREELANCERS

Upwork, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A system for optimizing performance and minimizing delays within a services exchange medium, the system comprising:at least one data store that together stores:
a job post associated with a client;
a freelancer profile associated with a freelancer; and
a client profile associated with the client; and
a computer server communicatively coupled with the at least one data store and configured to:
establish a plurality of onboarding process flows configured by the client, wherein each of the plurality of onboarding process flows includes initial onboarding tasks that are specific to a position within the services exchange medium and also includes rules that define completion dependencies for the initial onboarding tasks;
associate the freelancer with one of the plurality of onboarding process flows previously configured by the client;
access from the at least one data store the job post, the freelancer profile, and the client profile;
automatically capture data from the job post, the freelancer profile and the client profile;
implement a first algorithm that computes a first score based on the captured data, wherein the first score is mapped to one of a plurality of onboarding levels;
when the first score is within a first range, ascertain a classification of the freelancer without needing to request for input from the freelancer;
when the first score is not within the first range, automatically influence rigor of the onboarding process that is associated with the freelancer by dynamically integrating additional onboarding tasks into the onboarding process, wherein data associated with the additional onboarding tasks that subsequently are received are used by the computer server to support the classification of the freelancer; and
present the onboarding process flow that is associated with the freelancer in an onboarding dashboard for display on a viewing device, wherein the rules enforce an order of user inputs into the onboarding dashboard such that when a subsequent onboarding task that is dependent on at least one uncompleted onboarding task is activated, a task message for the subsequent onboarding task and reachable from the onboarding dashboard is displayed, wherein the task message displays the at least one uncompleted onboarding task that needs to be completed prior to starting the subsequent onboarding task, and wherein the task message is displayed while the at least one uncompleted onboarding task is not activated.

US Pat. No. 10,430,757

MASS TIMBER BUILDING FACTORY SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING PREFABRICATED CLASS-A FIRE-PROTECTED MASS TIMBER BUILDING COMPONENTS FOR USE IN CONSTRUCTING PREFABRICATED CLASS-A FIRE-PROTECTED MASS TIMBER BUILDINGS

N-Fire Suppression, Inc.,...

1. A method of producing a pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building in a factory environment supporting one or more production lines for producing prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building components designed for construction of said pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building on a building construction site, said method comprising the steps of:(a) receiving an order for a prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building characterized by a set of design specifications;
(b) analyzing the set of design specifications for said pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building, into a set of design specification for prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building components to be fabricated in said factory environment in accordance with a prefabricated mass-timber building project;
(c) determining the type and quantity of wood required to fabricate each said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component specified by said pre-fabricated mass-timber building project;
(d) determining a supply of clean fire inhibiting chemical (CFIC) liquid required to treat wood to be used to fabricate each said Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component;
(e) fabricating each said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component in said factory environment, using the type and quantity of wood determined in step (c);
(f) during fabrication of each said mass-timber building component in said factory environment, applying said CFIC liquid to the wood of said mass-timber building component being treated, so as to fabricate a Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component for use in constructing said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building;
(g) after applying said CFIC liquid to the wood of each said treated mass-timber building component in said factory environment so as to produce said Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component, certifying and marking each said Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component as being applied with said CFIC liquid, for inspection and documentation purposes;
(h) during fabrication of each pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component in said factory environment, applying an identifying tag to each produced Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component being produced for use in the ordered prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building;
(i) during fabrication of each said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component in said factory environment, capturing and collecting digital photographs and/or videos visually showing an indication of Class-A fire-protection stamped or posted on each said pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component;
(j) uploading said digital photographs and/or videos including wood-treatment and fire-protection information with time/date and location stamping, to an information server maintained on a computer network; and
(k) during construction of said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building on a building construction site, remotely located from said factory environment, accessing said digital photographs and/or videos, including wood-treatment and fire-protection status information with time/date and location stamping, from said information server maintained on said computer network, so as to provide visual evidence for entities involved in said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building, that said CFIC liquid has been applied to each said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component and provided with Class-A fire-protection while being fabricated in said factory environment.

US Pat. No. 10,430,752

STORAGE EQUIPMENT AND DOOR-TO-DOOR DELIVERY SYSTEM

FULLTIME SYSTEM CO., LTD....

1. A storage equipment system, comprising:a plurality of multiple receiving boxes, for exclusively storing deliveries designated to ones of a plurality of users;
wherein the storage equipment system is operably lockable to temporarily store a first delivery after a first deposition, and if a carrier ID is input into said storage equipment system to generate an authentication then said authentication is executed to unlock and allow said plurality of multiple receiving boxes to additionally receive at least a second delivery after said first delivery in ones of said plurality of multiple receiving boxes prior to a user removing any first or later delivery;
a single receiving box that is commonly available for all said plurality of users;
a sensor to determine a contents of said multiple receiving boxes; and
a sensor for monitoring a storing state inside said multiple receiving boxes, wherein the storing state is communicated to at least one of said receiving box having a display element and a carrier terminal, wherein when at least one storing state of said plurality of multiple receiving boxes is unavailable and in-use, then unlocking the single receiving box.

US Pat. No. 10,430,691

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR OBJECT DETECTOR BASED ON CNN, ADAPTABLE TO CUSTOMERS' REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS KEY PERFORMANCE INDEX, USING TARGET OBJECT MERGING NETWORK AND TARGET REGION ESTIMATING NETWORK, AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning parameters of an object detector based on a CNN by using a target object merging network and a target region estimating network, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, if at least one training video is acquired, (i) instructing an image-manipulating network to generate a (1_1)-st manipulated image to a (1_n)-th manipulated image corresponding to first estimated target regions, where each of at least one target objects is estimated as located, on each of a (1_1)-st image to a (1_n)-th image included in a first image pyramid corresponding to a first frame which is a current frame of the training video, and generate a first integrated training image by concatenating the (1_1)-st manipulated image to the (1_n)-th manipulated image, (ii) instructing one or more convolutional layers to apply one or more convolution operations to the first integrated training image, to thereby generate a first feature map, instructing an RPN to generate (1_1)-st object proposals to (1_n)-th object proposals, corresponding to the target object located on each of the (1_1)-st manipulated image to the (1_n)-th manipulated image in the first integrated training image by using the first feature map, instructing a pooling layer to generate a first pooled feature map by applying one or more pooling operations to one or more regions, corresponding to the (1_1)-st object proposals to the (1_n)-th object proposals, on the first feature map, and instructing an FC layer to apply at least one fully connected operation to the first pooled feature map, to thereby generate (1_1)-st object detection information to (1_n)-th object detection information, corresponding to the target object, and (iii) instructing the target object merging network to generate first merged object proposals by merging the (1_1)-st object proposals to the (1_n)-th object proposals, and generate first merged object detection information by merging the (1_1)-st object detection information to the (1_n)-th object detection information, and instructing an FC loss layer to calculate one or more first FC losses by referring to the first merged object detection information and its corresponding GT, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the FC layer and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the first FC losses; and
(b) the learning device (i) instructing the target object estimating network to search for (k?1)-th target regions, where the target object is estimated as located, on the (k?1)-th frame by referring to {(k?1)_1}-st object proposals to {(k?1)_n}-th object proposals on a (k?1)-th integrated training image, and instructing the target region estimating network to search for k-th estimated target regions, corresponding to one or more regions, where the (k?1)-th target regions are estimated as located, on a k-th frame, (ii) instructing the image-manipulating network to generate a (k_1)-st manipulated image to a (k_n)-th manipulated image corresponding to the k-th estimated target regions, on each of a (k_1)-st image to a (k_n)-th image included in a k-th image pyramid corresponding to the k-th frame, and generate a k-th integrated training image by concatenating the (k_1)-st manipulated image to the (k_n)-th manipulated image, (iii) instructing the convolutional layers to apply the convolution operations to the k-th integrated training image, to thereby generate a k-th feature map, instructing the RPN to generate (k_1)-st object proposals to (k_n)-th object proposals, corresponding to the target object located on each of the (k_1)-st manipulated image to the (k_n)-th manipulated image in the k-th integrated training image by using the k-th feature map, instructing the pooling layer to generate a k-th pooled feature map by applying the pooling operations to one or more regions, corresponding to the (k_1)-st object proposals to the (k_n)-th object proposals, on the k-th feature map, and instructing the FC layer to apply the fully connected operation to the k-th pooled feature map, to thereby generate (k_1)-st object detection information to (k_n)-th object detection information, corresponding to the target object, and (iv) instructing the target object merging network to generate k-th merged object proposals by merging the (k_1)-st object proposals to the (k_n)-th object proposals, and generate k-th merged object detection information by merging the (k_1)-st object detection information to the (k_n)-th object detection information, and instructing the FC loss layer to calculate one or more k-th FC losses by referring to the k-th merged object detection information and its corresponding GT, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the FC layer and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the k-th FC losses, by increasing k from 2 to n.

US Pat. No. 10,430,625

BARCODE READING ACCESSORY FOR A MOBILE DEVICE HAVING A ONE-WAY MIRROR

THE CODE CORPORATION, Dr...

1. A barcode reading enhancement system for a mobile device, the mobile device comprising a processor, a display screen, a camera comprising a camera lens, and memory, the barcode reading enhancement system comprising:an accessory securable to the mobile device, the accessory comprising:
an optic module within a camera field of view of the camera, wherein the optic module folds the camera field of view toward a direction extending away from a top end of the mobile device to create a system field of view; and
a target-generating structure configured to project a targeting pattern through the optic module into a center of the system field of view; and
a mobile barcode reading application comprising executable code stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, causes the camera to capture an image of a barcode within the system field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,430,614

AUTOMATIC INITIATION OF EXECUTION ANALYSIS

Bromium, Inc., Cupertino...

1. One or more non-transitory machine-readable storage mediums storing one or more sequences of instructions for initiating execution analysis upon a bit set, which when executed by one or more processors, causes:monitoring execution of the bit set in a host operating system execution environment to identify whether the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic, wherein said suspicious characteristic corresponds to one or more of a set consisting of: (1) creating a new executable bit set, (2) modifying an existing executable bit set in the host operating system execution environment, and (3) loading a new dynamic link library (DLL) file, wherein said monitoring execution of said bit set is performed without additional performance of execution analysis upon said bit set;
upon determining that the execution of the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic, then consulting metadata maintained locally upon a machine in which said one or more processors reside to determine if said execution analysis has previously been performed upon said bit set; and
upon determining that the execution of the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic and upon determining that said execution analysis has not yet been performed upon said bit set, then (a) ceasing the execution of the bit set in the host operating system execution environment, (b) instantiating an isolated environment configured to have the same operating attributes as said host operating system execution environment, (c) copying the bit set into the isolated environment and transferring control to the bit set within the isolated environment, and (d) initiating said execution analysis upon the bit set in the isolated environment,
wherein said same operating attributes includes any versions of software executing in said host operating system execution environment and any patches applied to said host operating system execution environment.

US Pat. No. 10,430,591

USING THREAT MODEL TO MONITOR HOST EXECUTION IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT

Bromium, Inc., Cupertino...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more sequences of instructions for monitoring a host operating system, which when executed, cause:storing and maintaining, in an isolated execution environment, a threat model that identifies, for any process executing on a host operating system executing on a same machine as the isolated execution environment, a pattern of allowable behavior for the process;
the isolated execution environment monitoring execution of a particular process, and those processes in a monitoring circle relationship with the particular process, within the host operating system, wherein the monitoring circle relationship includes a parent process to the particular process, any process in communication with a member of monitoring circle relationship, and any process instantiated by a present member of monitoring circle relationship;
the isolated execution environment comparing observed behavior of the particular process and those processes in the monitoring circle relationship with the threat model; and
upon the isolated execution environment determining that the particular process has behaved in a manner inconsistent with the pattern of allowable behavior identified by the threat model for that process, the isolated execution environment taking a responsive action.