US Pat. No. 10,459,522

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDUCING SOMATIC SENSE USING AIR PLASMA AND INTERFACE DEVICE USING THEM

KONKUK UNIVERSITY GLOCAL ...

1. A somatic sense induction system using air plasma, the system comprising:a laser radiation device for controlling parameters of a laser and generating the air plasma at one point in air by radiating the laser at the one point in the air;
a lens for inducing the generation of the air plasma by focusing the laser radiated from the laser radiation device on the one point in the air;
an information collection unit for collecting biological information of a driver or driving information of a vehicle; and
a drowsiness determination unit for receiving the biological information of a driver or the driving information of a vehicle and determining whether the driver is in a drowsy state,
wherein a shock wave and an electric field generated by the air plasma induce a state change in a medium existing in an area affected by the shock wave and the electric field, and
wherein if it is determined by the drowsiness determination unit that the driver is in a drowsy state, the laser radiation device generates air plasma by radiating a pulse laser at a point around the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,459,480

TOUCH-SENSITIVE SCREEN

e.Solutions GmbH, (DE)

1. A touch-sensitive screen comprising:a rigid cover layer with a roughened surface directly formed thereon, wherein the rigid cover layer is a glass substrate,
a polarization layer arranged beneath the rigid cover layer and bonded to an underside of the rigid cover layer by means of an adhesive layer,
a touch sensor layer arranged beneath the polarization layer, and
a display of the touch-sensitive screen.

US Pat. No. 10,459,444

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FLEET MODEL TRAINING AND TESTING

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a vehicle controller operably connected to at least one sensor, a network interface, and a drive system to control operation of the vehicle, the vehicle controller being configured to:
receive an indication that the vehicle controller has unallocated computational resources;
receive a command to utilize the unallocated computational resources, the command causing the vehicle controller to be further configured to conduct one or more of:
testing an experimental machine learning (ML) model based at least in part on causing the drive system to control operation of the vehicle using the experimental ML model, the testing yielding a test result, or
training a target ML model to create a trained ML model, based at least in part on causing the drive system to control operation of the vehicle using the target ML model.

US Pat. No. 10,459,418

TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSESSING AND PRESENTING FIELD DEVICE COMMISSIONING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH A PROCESS PLANT

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A computer-implemented method of accessing commissioning data associated with a set of devices in a process plant, where at least some of the set of devices are communicatively connected to operate in the process plant during run-time to control a set of processes, the method comprising:obtaining, at a computing device for each of the set of devices, commissioning status data for the respective device;
accessing a set of defined commissioning parameters respectively associated with the set of devices;
determining, by the computing device for each of the set of devices, a difference between the respective commissioning status data and the respective defined commissioning parameter; and
causing a user interface to indicate (i) the set of differences between the set of commissioning status data and the set of defined commissioning parameters, (ii) a first option to modify, for a device of the set of devices, the defined commissioning parameter of the device to match the commissioning status data of the device, and (iii) a second option to configure the device according to the defined commissioning parameter of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,459,401

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an apparatus main body to which a cartridge including a photosensitive drum, a developer bearing member configured to bear a developer and a container configured to store the developer is detachably attached;
a light emission unit disposed close to the photosensitive drum, provided with a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a rotational shaft direction of the photosensitive drum, and configured to irradiate the photosensitive drum with light to form a latent image;
a supporting member having a regulation portion configured to, when inserting the cartridge into the apparatus main body, regulate a movement in a direction perpendicularly intersecting with an insertion direction of the cartridge until an insertion of the cartridge is completed; and
a belt configured to come in contact with the photosensitive drum during image formation,
wherein the light emission unit is disposed upstream from the belt in the insertion direction, and
wherein, in a state where the insertion of the cartridge into the apparatus main body is completed, in a normal direction to the surface of the belt, a distance from a surface of the belt to a rotational shaft of the photosensitive drum is equal to or longer than a distance from the surface of the belt to an image forming position where light emitted by the light emission unit forms an image on a surface of the photosensitive drum, and the light emission unit is disposed in a space formed by the photosensitive drum, the container and the belt and is not disposed within the photosensitive drum.

US Pat. No. 10,459,396

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an apparatus main body having a mounting portion; and
first and second units individually mountable to and detachable from the mounting portion,
wherein the apparatus main body includes:
a switching member movable between a first position and a second position, the first position being a position in which attachment and detachment of the first unit with respect to the apparatus main body is allowed and attachment and detachment of the second unit with respect to the apparatus main body is restricted, and the second position being a position in which the attachment and detachment of the first unit is restricted and the attachment and detachment of the second unit is allowed;
an opening through which the first and second units are detachably attachable to the mounting portion; and
an opening and closing member movable between an open position where the opening is not covered by the opening and closing member and a closed position where the opening is covered by the opening and the closing member,
wherein the switching member is configured to move from the second position to the first position in conjunction with movement of the opening and closing member from the open position to the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,459,391

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH FUNCTION TO SPECIFY ERROR CAUSING PART

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:causal part candidates that are candidates of parts of the image forming apparatus that can cause an occurrence of an error in the image forming apparatus;
an associated component that is relevant to at least one of the causal part candidates and of which a state change is detectable;
a detector configured to detect the state change of the associated component;
a memory configured to store the state change of the associated component detected by the detector in association with a detected time; and
at least one processor configured to execute functions as follows:
an error detecting function that detects the occurrence of the error; and
a specifying function that specifies an error causing part that is the part causing the occurrence of the error from among the causal part candidates based on a time at which the occurrence of the error is detected and information stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,459,349

EXPOSURE METHOD, EXPOSURE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ARTICLE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An exposure method of exposing exposure regions on a substrate by illuminating a pattern on an original, the method comprising:moving the substrate during a period from a start to an end of exposure performed on any region among the exposure regions,
wherein a timing at which the substrate is moved during the period is determined on the basis of a difference between a width of a pattern formed on the substrate in a first direction and a width of the pattern formed on the substrate in a second direction different from the first direction, and the first and second directions are directions which are parallel with a surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,459,276

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING BLACK COLUMN SPACER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:a first substrate comprising a light transmitting area and a light blocking area;
a second substrate facing the first substrate;
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a gate conductor configured to transfer gate signals and a data conductor configured to transfer data voltages, the gate conductor and the data conductor disposed on the first substrate;
a thin film transistor comprising the gate conductor and the data conductor;
a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor;
a color filter disposed between the data conductor and the pixel electrode; and
a black column spacer disposed on the color filter and overlapping the light blocking area,
wherein:
the color filter comprises a concave portion and a convex portion disposed in the concave portion wherein the concave portion has a thickness greater than 0; and
the black column spacer overlaps the color filter and comprises a light blocking member overlapping the concave portion and a spacer overlapping the convex portion, the light blocking member and the spacer have substantially the same thickness as each other.

US Pat. No. 10,459,231

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH VARIABLE FOCUS LENS ELEMENTS

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A display system comprising:a head-mountable display configured to project light to a viewer to display image information on one or more depth planes, the display comprising:
one or more waveguides configured to project the light to the viewer, wherein the one or more waveguides are further configured to transmit light from objects in a surrounding environment to the viewer;
a first variable focus lens element between the one or more waveguides and a first eye of the viewer, wherein the first variable focus lens element is configured to modify the projected light to correct for a refractive error of the first eye of the viewer; and
a second variable focus lens element between the one or more waveguides and the surrounding environment, wherein the second variable focus lens element is configured to modify light from objects in the surrounding environment to correct for a refractive error of the first eye of the viewer.

US Pat. No. 10,459,198

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprising:a first lens element with positive refractive power;
a second lens element with negative refractive power;
a third lens element with negative refractive power;
a fourth lens element with positive refractive power;
a fifth lens element with positive refractive power;
a sixth lens element with negative refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system comprises only six lens elements with refractive power, a maximum height for image formation on the image plane perpendicular to the optical axis in the optical image capturing system is denoted by HOI, at least two lens elements among the first through sixth lens elements have at least one inflection point on at least one surface thereof, focal lengths of the first through sixth lens elements are f1, f2, f3, f4, f5 and f6 respectively, a focal length of the optical image capturing system is f, an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system is HEP, a distance on an optical axis from an axial point on an object-side surface of the first lens element to an axial point on the image plane is HOS, a half of a maximum view angle of the optical image capturing system is HAF, thicknesses in parallel with an optical axis of the first through sixth lens elements at a distance from the optical axis of ½ HEP respectively are ETP1, ETP2, ETP3, ETP4, ETP5 and ETP6, a sum of ETP1 to ETP6 described above is SETP, thicknesses of the first through sixth lens elements on the optical axis respectively are TP1, TP2, TP3, TP4, TP5 and TP6, a sum of TP1 to TP6 described above is STP, and the following relations are satisfied: 1.0?f/HEP?1.9, 0 deg wherein the first lens element has a convex object-side surface, the third lens element has a convex object-side surface, the fifth lens element has a convex image-side surface, and the sixth lens element has a convex object-side surface and a concave image-side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,459,128

LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

The University of Manches...

1. A liquid crystal device for focusing visible light, the liquid crystal device comprising:a plurality of curved substrates arranged to form one or more curved cavities therebetween, each substrate being configured to provide a focal power, wherein the one or more curved cavities contain liquid crystal and form one or more liquid crystal elements, each of the one or more liquid crystal elements being configured to provide a focal power, the focal power of each of the liquid crystal elements being dependent on the curvature of the respective cavity and a voltage applied across the liquid crystal contained within the respective cavity, and wherein the substrates in combination with the one or more liquid crystal elements are arranged to provide a first focal power in a substantial absence of an applied voltage and a second focal power in response to an applied voltage, wherein surfaces, of the plurality of curved substrates arranged to form at least one curved cavity therebetween, that are in contact with at least one of the liquid crystal elements, have different curvature radii and wherein the at least one of the liquid crystal elements has a non-uniform thickness and takes on the shape of the at least one curved cavity formed by the surfaces of the plurality of curved substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,459,086

SATELLITE POSITIONING SYSTEM AUTHENTICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Ordnance Survey Limited, ...

1. A method of authenticating a satellite positioning system (SPS) position fix in a SPS receiver, the method comprising:receiving at the SPS receiver position fix correction data derived from one or more reference SPS receivers;
determining a position fix of the SPS receiver using unencrypted open SPS channels transmitted from satellites of the SPS; and
receiving, by the SPS receiver, authentication data relating to one or more encrypted SPS channels that either authenticates or is used to authenticate the determined position fix without the SPS receiver having to fully decrypt the encrypted SPS channels,
wherein the method further comprises:
receiving and sampling the one or more encrypted SPS channels;
forwarding the sampled encrypted SPS channels data to a decryption server;
receiving an authentication signal from the decryption server as the authentication data in the event that the decryption server was able to authenticate the encrypted SPS channels data;
wherein if the encrypted SPS channel data received by the SPS receiver has been authenticated, the SPS receiver may then treat the unencrypted open channel data as authentic.

US Pat. No. 10,459,071

ORTHOGONAL SEPARATION DEVICE AND ORTHOGONAL SEPARATION METHOD

JAPAN RADIO CO., LTD., T...

1. An orthogonal separation device for processing P (=M×N) pulse waves (R11 to R1M), . . . , (RN1 to RNM) which arrive at N antennas by M pulse waves being transmitted by respective transmitting antennas at the same time, the device comprising:a wave detector that performs a wave detection process corresponding to each of the N antennas for each of the P pulse waves (R11 to R1M), . . . , (RN1 to RNM) and that generates P output signals (R?11 to R?1M), . . . , (R?N1 to R?NM), wherein a phase of each of the M pulse waves is modulated based on a value of one code that is included in a code array of known discrete values and the code array is different for each of the transmitting antennas; and
a demodulator that adjusts difference among the phases of the P output signals (R?11 to R?1M), . . . , (R?N1 to R?NM) according to the code arrays of known discrete values and generates P in-phase signals (r11 to r1M), . . . , (rN1 to rNM).

US Pat. No. 10,459,052

MAGNETIC RESONANCE CHEMICAL-SHIFT-ENCODED IMAGING METHOD, APPARATUS AND DEVICE

SHENZHEN INSTITUTES OF AD...

1. A magnetic resonance chemical-shift-encoded imaging method, comprising:providing predetermined resolutions;
establishing a phasor-error spectrum based on a two-point magnetic resonance signal model in a sampled image at each of the predetermined resolutions;
determining to be an initial seed point a pixel point having a unique phasor value in the phasor-error spectrum and enabling the phasor-error spectrum to reach a local minimum value;
estimating a phasor value of a to-be-estimated pixel point according to the initial seed point to obtain a field pattern at each of the predetermined resolutions;
mapping, at a highest resolution, the field patterns at the predetermined resolutions respectively to obtain a plurality of field patterns at the highest resolution, and merging the plurality of field patterns to obtain a reconstructed field pattern;
determining a reconstructed seed point from the reconstructed field pattern, and estimating based on the reconstructed seed point to obtain a phasor value of the reconstructed to-be-estimated pixel point; and
obtaining separated images of two predetermined components according to the phasor values of the reconstructed to-be-estimated pixel point and the reconstructed seed point.

US Pat. No. 10,459,043

REAL TIME CONTROL OF HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND USING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Profound Medical Inc., M...

1. A medical apparatus comprising:a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) system configured to generate focused ultrasonic energy for sonicating a target volume of a subject;
a magnetic resonance imaging system configured to acquire magnetic resonance data from an imaging zone, wherein the target volume is within the imaging zone; and
a processor configured to control the medical apparatus using executable instructions stored in a non-transitory memory, wherein execution of the instructions causes the processor to repeatedly:
acquire the magnetic resonance data in real time using the magnetic resonance imaging system;
control the sonication of the target volume by controlling the HIFU system to generate focused ultrasonic energy for sonicating, in real time using the magnetic resonance data, the magnetic resonance data comprising subsampled magnetic resonance data and image magnetic resonance data, using at least the subsampled magnetic resonance data as a control parameter for controlling the sonication of the target volume, wherein the magnetic resonance imaging system acquires the subsampled magnetic resonance data and image magnetic resonance data in an interleaved fashion, and wherein the subsampled magnetic resonance data is subsampled in comparison to the image magnetic resonance data and acquired more rapidly than the image magnetic resonance data; and
control the reconstruction of the magnetic resonance image using the image magnetic resonance data.

US Pat. No. 10,459,012

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING ELECTRICAL POWER USAGE OF A STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF SAME

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A method for monitoring usage of electrical power of a structure using an electrical power monitoring system, the structure having one or more main electrical power lines that supply the electrical power to a first load in the structure, the method comprising:calibrating the electrical power monitoring system, comprising:
attaching a computational device of the electrical power monitoring system to a first phase line of the structure;
attaching a calibration device of the electrical power monitoring system to a second phase line of the structure, wherein the first phase line of the structure is different than the second phase line of the structure; and
determining amplitudes and phases of currents in each current sensor of a sensing device of the electrical power monitoring system while the computational device is attached to the first phase line and while the calibration device is attached to the second phase line, wherein first calibration data are generated while calibrating the electrical power monitoring system;
storing the first calibration data;
measuring a first raw current using the sensing device of the electrical power monitoring system;
calculating a first measured current based on the first raw current; and
displaying the first measured current.

US Pat. No. 10,459,003

SIGNAL DETECTION METHOD FOR CAPACITANCE DETECTION TYPE SENSOR, MEMS SENSOR, AND SYSTEM

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A signal detection method for detecting a change of an electric capacitance of a capacitance detection type sensor, comprising:receiving, at the sensor, a signal within a signal frequency bandwidth, the signal having electric charge information indicating the change in electric capacitance,
generating a carrier wave, used to transfer the signal to a circuit, at a first modulation frequency and a second modulation frequency lower than the first modulation frequency, each of the first modulation frequency and a second modulation frequency being greater than the signal frequency bandwidth;
transferring, to the circuit, the signal having the electric charge information indicating the change in the electric capacitance and modulated by the carrier wave;
sampling, at the circuit, the signal at the first modulation frequency;
converting, at the circuit, the signal having the electric charge information indicating the change in the electric capacitance into a second signal having electric charge information indicating a change in a voltage such that a frequency spectrum component of the signal at the first modulation frequency is changed to direct current (DC) while a frequency spectrum component of the signal at the first modulation frequency remains unchanged;
demodulating the second signal, having the electric charge information indicating the change in the voltage, with the second modulation frequency; and
applying a frequency filter to the demodulated signal to obtain a target frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 10,458,988

BIOTINYLATED LUMINESCENT PROBE

MUSC Foundation for Resea...

1. A bioluminescent probe of formula I (B-YL):
wherein n is 10 to 200,
or a derivative thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,458,961

GAS CHROMATOGRAPH

Shimadzu Corporation, Ky...

1. A gas chromatograph comprising:a column for separating a sample into components;
a detector connected to downstream of the column, the detector including a detection unit for detecting the components of the sample separated by the column;
first and second introducing channels which are each arranged to introduce a carrier gas into the detector;
a switch for selecting one channel through which the carrier gas is introduced into the detector between the first introducing channel and the second introducing channel so that the carrier gas containing the components or the carrier gas alone is selectively introduced into the detector;
a pressure regulator for regulating a flow rate of the carrier gas introduced into the detector through the first introducing channel or the second introducing channel;
a control unit configured to control the pressure regulator;
an analysis information input unit with which analysis information is input;
a data retaining unit which retains data indicating a relationship between a preliminarily-set column flow rate and a carrier gas flow rate which is a flow rate of the carrier gas which is to be introduced into the detector; and
a calculation unit which is configured to calculate the column flow rate on the basis of the analysis information input from the analysis information input unit and calculate the carrier gas flow rate according to the calculated column flow rate by using the calculated column flow rate and the data retained in the data retaining unit, wherein
the control unit is configured to control the pressure regulator based on the calculated carrier gas flow rate.

US Pat. No. 10,458,938

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OF FLOOR CONDITIONS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A system comprising:a floor monitoring device that moves around an environment to be monitored, the floor monitoring device including one or more floor condition sensors that sense a first level of soil on a flooring substrate at each of a plurality of locations within the environment, and wherein the floor monitoring device further stores one or more maps corresponding to routes within the environment to be traversed by the floor monitoring device; and
a computing device separate from the floor monitoring device and associated with the environment that receives the first level of soil sensed at each of the plurality of location within the environment from the floor monitoring device, the computing device including:
an analysis module that, when executed by the computing device, compares the first level of soil sensed at each of the plurality of locations within the environment with baseline floor condition data representative of a clean floor condition to identify a notable floor condition within the environment, and determines a location within the environment corresponding to the notable floor condition, wherein the notable floor condition includes soil on the flooring substrate; and
a reporting module that, when executed by the computing device, generates one or more reports indicating the notable floor condition and the location within the environment corresponding to the notable floor condition,
wherein the analysis module further, when executed by the computing device, generates a command for receipt by the floor monitoring device to clean the flooring substrate at the location within the environment corresponding to the notable floor condition,
wherein the floor monitoring device moves to the location within the environment corresponding to the notable floor condition and cleans the location within the environment associated with the notable floor condition upon receipt of the command generated by the analysis module,
wherein subsequent to the floor monitoring device cleaning the flooring substrate at the location within the environment corresponding to the notable floor condition, the floor monitoring device senses a second level of soil on the flooring substrate at the location within the environment corresponding to the notable floor condition; and
wherein the analysis module further, when executed by the computing device, compares the second level of soil with the baseline floor condition data representative of a clean floor to determine whether or not the notable floor condition was adequately cleaned.

US Pat. No. 10,458,935

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING THERMAL MELT ANALYSES AND AMPLIFICATIONS

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

31. A system for performing a nucleic acid diagnostic assay on a sample carried within a receptacle, comprising:a target isolation module configured to isolate a target nucleic acid within the sample and to separate the target nucleic acid from non-target components of the sample;
an incubation module configured to incubate the contents of a receptacle and perform an amplification procedure on the separated target nucleic acid within the receptacle;
a thermal melt analysis module configured to receive a receptacle and to apply thermal energy to the contents of the receptacle and to detect and record an optical signal emitted by the contents of the receptacle while thermal energy is being applied to the contents of the receptacle, wherein the thermal melt analysis module includes a thermal block, and wherein thermal energy is applied to the contents of the receptacle by placing a receptacle into operative proximity to the thermal block wherein the thermal melt analysis module is configured to hold the thermal block at a constant elevated temperature relative to ambient temperature for the duration of a thermal melt analysis; and
a receptacle transport mechanism under computer control and configured to:
(1) provide a receptacle containing a sample to the target isolation module,
(2) after the target nucleic acid has been separated from non-target components of the sample, remove the receptacle from the target isolation module;
(3) after removing the receptacle from the target isolation module, provide the receptacle to the incubation module;
(4) after the amplification procedure is complete, remove the receptacle from the incubation module; and
(5) after removing the receptacle from the incubation module, provide the receptacle to the thermal melt analysis module.

US Pat. No. 10,458,838

EXERCISE MEASURING DEVICE, EXERCISE APPARATUS HAVING SAME, AND EXERCISE MEASURING METHOD

1. An exercise measuring device comprising:a main body;
a coupler formed on the main body and configured to be attachable to and detachable from at least an end portion of a bar of an exercise apparatus; and
a reader formed on the main body, wherein when a weight portion comprising a tag is fitted to the end portion of the bar, the reader detects a weight of the weight portion fitted to the bar by reading the tag of the weight portion,
wherein whether the weight portion is loaded onto the bar or unloaded from the bar is determined according to a direction in which the tag moves relative to the reader.

US Pat. No. 10,458,806

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR AN ON-DEMAND SERVICE

BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TEC...

1. A method implemented on a computing device having at least one processor, at least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and a communication platform connected to a network, comprising:receiving, from a passenger terminal device, first electrical signals encoding service request information of a passenger, wherein the service request information includes a departure location of the passenger;
operating logical circuits in the at least one processor to obtain historical service request information related to the passenger; andoperating the logical circuits in the at least one processor to determine travel-route-related information based at least in part on the departure location of the passenger and the historical service request information, wherein the travel-route-related information includes at least one of a destination, a route between a current location of the passenger and the destination, or a distance of the route, the destination is determined based on a classification model, and the classification model is based on at least one address classification type of the destinations.

US Pat. No. 10,458,802

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING DRIVERS TO DYNAMICALLY SELECTED DROP-OFF LOCATIONS FOR SHARED RIDES

GT GETTAXI LIMITED, Lima...

12. An apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processing device coupled to the memory, the processing device to:
receive, from a passenger computing device associated with a first passenger, a first shared ride request comprising a first pick-up location and a first desired drop-off location;
identify a drop-off area associated with the first desired drop-off location, wherein a plurality of prospective drop-off locations are within the drop-off area;
analyze a plurality of prospective routes to the plurality of prospective drop-off locations to determine, for each of the plurality of prospective routes, a corresponding likelihood of receiving an additional shared ride request comprising an additional pick-up location within a first limit of deviation from a corresponding prospective route;
select, based on the corresponding likelihood of each of the plurality of prospective routes, a first drop-off location corresponding to a first route for the first passenger from the plurality of prospective drop-off locations; and
transmit, to a driver computing device associated with a driver, navigational instructions to direct the driver to the first pick-up location and from the first pick-up location to the first drop-off location along the first route.

US Pat. No. 10,458,768

PROTECTION COVERING FOR FOLDED TAIL FIN OF PROJECTILE

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELO...

1. A protection covering for folded tail fins of a projectile, the protection covering, for protecting the folded tail fins provided at a rear end of a projectile, comprising: a body portion having a cylindrical shape and having an inner part into which a portion of the projectile having tail fins installed thereat is inserted, wherein the tail fins are constrained; a circular plate portion provided at a rear end of the body portion to close the rear end of the body portion; and a combustion gas suction hole provided at a center of the circular plate portion so as to be coaxial with the circular plate portion, wherein the rear end of the projectile is configured open; a plurality of inner grooves each having a space corresponding to depth and width of each of the inner grooves is provided between the rear end of the projectile and each inner groove provided on the inner side surface of the circular plate portion of the protection covering; when the projectile is inserted into the body portion, the rear end of the projectile being open is closed by the circular plate portion, wherein the inner side of the rear end portion of the projectile becomes an air pocket; and after the projectile moves away from a gun barrel, the accumulated combustion gas flowed into the air pocket through the combustion gas suction hole during the launch of the projectile automatically separates the protection covering from the projectile by pressure applied on the inner side surface of the circular plate portion, wherein the plurality of inner grooves are provided in radial directions from the combustion gas suction hole on the inner side surface of the circular plate portion so as to increase an area of the inner side surface of the circular plate portion on which the pressure is applied in a direction to separate the protection covering.

US Pat. No. 10,458,736

DYNAMIC VARIABLE FORCE TRIGGER MECHANISM FOR FIREARMS

1. A closed loop magnetically variable trigger force trigger mechanism for a firearm, the trigger comprising:a stationary yoke configured for mounting to the firearm;
a rotatable trigger member pivotably coupled to the stationary yoke about a pivot axis, the trigger member and stationary yoke collectively configured to form a closed magnetic loop;
an openable and closeable first air gap formed between the trigger member and the stationary yoke;
a permanent magnet arranged to generate a static magnetic field in the closed magnetic loop, the static magnetic field creating a primary resistance force opposing movement of the trigger member when pulled by the user;
a control insert selectively movable relative to a second control air gap formed in the yoke which attenuates the static magnetic field, the control insert constructed and operable to change the static magnetic field;
wherein the static magnetic field is changeable via varying position of the control insert relative to the control air gap to adjust a trigger pull force of the trigger mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,458,735

COMBINED LOADING DEVICE AND COMBINED LOADING METHOD FOR SHELL AND CHARGE

HANWHA DEFENSE CO., LTD.,...

1. A combined loading device comprising:a first housing in which a shell is inserted;
a second housing in which a charge is inserted, the second housing being connected to the first housing and configured to transfer the charge to the first housing;
a first support located in the first housing and configured to allow the shell or the charge to be seated and linearly moved; and
a driving unit located inside the first housing, connected to the first support, and configured to move the first support on which the shell is seated,
wherein the second housing comprises a transfer unit,
wherein the second housing is located higher than the first housing with respect to a ground, and
wherein the transfer unit is configured to transfer the charge from the second housing to the first support using gravity such that the charge is seated on the first support.

US Pat. No. 10,458,674

DECORATIVE PANEL AND AIR-CONDITIONER INDOOR UNIT PROVIDED WITH SAME

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

1. A decorative panel for an air conditioning device, the decorative panel being attached to a bottom of an indoor unit body mounted on a ceiling, the indoor unit body including a casing which houses an indoor fan, an indoor heat exchanger arranged around the indoor fan, and a drain pan arranged below the indoor heat exchanger, the decorative panel comprising:a panel body having a suction port and an outlet port and attached to a bottom of the casing; and
a suction grill attached to the suction port of the panel body, wherein
the panel body includes an inner panel member having a vertically extending partition wall that forms a panel-side suction channel inside the partition wall, and a heat insulator which is positioned between the suction port and the outlet port and which forms part of the outlet port,
the suction grill includes
a grill body positioned over the suction port, and
an extension extending outward from an entire periphery of the grill body to overlap with a lower surface of the panel body beyond the partition wall,
a distance from an end of a portion of the extension extending toward the outlet port to the suction port is smaller than a distance from the suction port to an edge of a lower surface of the heat insulator facing the outlet port,
the vertically extending partition wall continuously extends along a vertically extending inner most surface of the heat insulator and ends at a portion of the extension, and
the end of the portion of the extension extending toward the outlet port is in contact with the lower surface of the heat insulator,
a lower most surface of the heat insulator of the panel body is positioned above a lower most surface of the panel body, and
the end of the portion extending toward the outlet port that is in contact with the lower surface of the heat insulator is thicker than the other portion of the extension which overlaps with the lower surface of the panel body.

US Pat. No. 10,458,664

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER

1. A portable air conditioning system comprising:a cylindrically shaped bucket having an upper peripheral edge defining an opening into an interior space of the bucket;
an intake plenum configured to be removably connectable to the upper peripheral edge of the bucket and having a plurality of air entry openings and a plurality of ducts coupling the air entry openings to the interior space of the bucket;
a lid configured to be removably coupled to the intake plenum and having a contoured lower surface, wherein, when the lid is coupled to the intake plenum, the contoured lower surface of the lid and an upper surface of the intake plenum form air exit channels;
a blower connected to a lower surface of the lid, the blower configured to pull air from the interior space of the bucket and push the air through the air exit channels to an exterior of the bucket; and
wherein, when the intake plenum is connected to the bucket and the lid is coupled to the intake plenum, an intake flow path is formed such that air entering the air entry openings passes through the ducts before reaching the interior space of the bucket.

US Pat. No. 10,458,663

AC CAGE—ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

1. An anti-theft device, comprising:a plurality of sides surrounding frames arranged in a series, each of the side surrounding frames having an adjustable width;
each side surrounding fame being permanently and rotatably secured to an adjacently arranged side surrounding frame in the plurality of side surrounding frames, with the exception of a first and a last side surrounding frame;
the first side surrounding frame having a free end that is opposite an end that is permanently and rotatably secured to one of the adjacently arranged side surrounding frames;
the last side surrounding frame having a free end that is opposite an end that is permanently and rotatably secured to one of the adjacently arranged side surrounding frames;
the free end of the first side surrounding frame and the free end of the last side surrounding frame being temporarily attachable to each other; a transverse surrounding frame having an adjustable width, the transverse surrounding frame secured to a top side of at least two oppositely arranged side surrounding frames in the plurality of side surrounding frames; and
the anti-theft device having an enclosed state and a folded state, when in the enclosed state, the free end of the first side surrounding frame and the free end of the last side surrounding frame are locked together and a closed-in area is formed by the plurality of side surrounding frames and the transverse surrounding provides a partial upper cover over the closed-in area, and when in the folded state, the plurality of side surrounding frames are folded and stacked on each other.

US Pat. No. 10,458,655

FUEL NOZZLE ASSEMBLY

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:a fuel nozzle, comprising:
a first wall disposed about a central axis;
a second wall disposed about the first wall; and
a plurality of lobes disposed between the first and second walls, wherein the plurality of lobes is spaced about the central axis to define a plurality of flow passages, wherein the plurality of lobes extends to a downstream end portion of the fuel nozzle, wherein a tip of each lobe of the plurality of lobes is radially spaced apart from the first wall by a radial gap to define an annular space between the plurality of lobes and the first wall such that the plurality of lobes is not in contact with the first wall, wherein at least one lobe of the plurality of lobes comprises a downstream end face comprising a recessed wall between the second wall and the radial gap, wherein the recessed wall extends along a length and a width of the at least one lobe of the plurality of lobes, and wherein the downstream end face comprises a first opening disposed on the recessed wall.

US Pat. No. 10,458,637

HIGH-INTELLIGENT LED STREET LAMP

Xiaojun Liu, Shenzhen (C...

1. A high-intelligent light emitting diode (LED) street lamp, comprising:a control box;
a signal display box arranged on an upper portion of the control box; and
a support rod arranged on an upper portion of the signal display box;
wherein an LED street lamp assembly, a solar panel assembly, and a wind power generation assembly are sequentially arranged on the support rod; a controller, a rectify and filter unit, a constant-current protection unit, a power supply, a data memory, a wireless communication transmission unit, an alerter, a sound device, and a voltage stabilizer are arranged inside the control box; the wireless communication transmission unit is configured to communicate with external mobile terminals and the alerter is configured to generate an alarm sound in case of an emergency; and a touch display screen, a face recognition sensor, a fingerprint reader, and a light sensor are arranged on an outer side of the signal display box, the touch display screen is configured to display information; the face recognition sensor is configured to perform face recognition and face sensing; the fingerprint reader is configured to control an operation of the LED street lamp; the light sensor is configured to perform real-time sensing of external light intensity; the rectify and filter unit, the constant-current protection unit, the power supply, the data memory, the wireless communication transmission unit, the alerter, the sound device, the voltage stabilizer, the touch display screen, the face recognition sensor, the fingerprint reader and the light sensor are electrically connected with the controller; heat sink for improving a heat dissipation performance of the LED street lamp is arranged inside the control box; two sides of the control box defining a plurality of heat dissipation holes; an access door is arranged on a front surface of the control box;
wherein the LED street lamp assembly comprises a first rotary assembly, a plurality of street lamp rods connected with an end of the first rotary assembly, and LED lamp bodies; each of the LED lamp bodies is arranged on an other end relative to the first rotary assembly of the street lamp rod; a first rotary driving motor is arranged inside the first rotary assembly; the first rotary assembly is driven by the first rotary driving motor and rotates along with the lamp rods around the support rod;
wherein the solar panel assembly comprises a second rotary assembly, a plurality of solar panel connect rods connected with an end of the second rotary assembly, and solar panels; the solar panel is arranged on an other end relative to the second rotary assembly of the solar panel connect rod; a second rotary driving motor is arranged inside the second rotary assembly; the second rotary assembly is driven by the second rotary driving motor and rotates along with the solar panel connect rods around the support rod;
wherein the wind power generation assembly comprises a power generation box and at least three power generation fans arranged inside the power generation box; a lateral side of the power generation box defining a ventilation window, and the power generation fans arranged close to the vent window; a storage battery is arranged inside the control box; the heat sink, the first rotary driving motor, the solar panel, the second rotary driving motor, the power generation fans are electrically connected with the controller; a smoke sensor and a temperature sensor are arranged inside the control box; the smoke sensor and the temperature sensor are electrically connected with the controller; a waterproof protective cover relatively covers an external portion of the control box and an external portion of the signal display box; the heat dissipation holes of the control box are long-strip holes; each of the beat dissipation holes range from 3-5 cm in width; a sound control mechanism assembly and a coded lock mechanism are arranged on the external portion of the signal display box; the sound control mechanism assembly and the coded lock mechanism are electrically connected with the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,458,621

SHARPENER AND A LIGHTING FIXTURE

MODULEX INC., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A sharpener comprising:a cylindrical inner louver portion and a cylindrical outer louver portion, which are concentrically disposed around an axis that extends forward from the center of a light-emitting surface, wherein:
a back end of the inner louver portion and a back end of the outer louver portion are disposed nearer to the light-emitting surface than a front end of the inner louver portion and a front end of the outer louver portion, respectively, the front end of the inner louver portion is disposed nearer to the light-emitting surface than the front end of the outer louver portion, and the back end of the inner louver portion is disposed nearer to the light-emitting surface than the back end of the outer louver portion;
a cross section of the sharpener comprises a plane comprising the axis, the cross section further comprising a first side and a second side relative to the axis;
a first reference line comprises a straight line that passes through a back end side inner periphery edge of the outer louver portion located on the first side and a front end side inner periphery edge of the outer louver portion located on the second side;
a portion of a front end side outer periphery edge of the inner louver portion positioned on the first side in the cross section is located: on the first reference line; or
in a direction away from the light-emitting surface from the first reference line;
and
an outermost diameter of the inner louver portion is larger than an outermost diameter of the light-emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,603

TUBULAR LIGHTING ASSEMBLY WITH ELASTIC ELONGATED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A TUBULAR LIGHTING ASSEMBLY WITH ELASTIC ELONGATED SUBSTRATE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for manufacturing an elongated assembly having a tubular body with a central axis and an inner surface, said assembly comprising an elastic elongated substrate having a first surface and a second surface, the substrate being at least partially deformable and adapted to couple at least one electrical component to the first surface, the assembly further comprising a supporting surface constituted at least in part by the inner surface arranged to support at least a portion of the second surface, the method comprising:inducing an elastic preload in at least one portion of the elastic elongated substrate by deforming the elastic elongated substrate such that the portion of the second surface curves outwards at least longitudinally;
inserting the elastic elongated substrate into the tubular body of the assembly; and
fixedly arranging the elastic elongated substrate in the elongated assembly, wherein the elastic preload in the at least a portion of the elastic elongated substrate produces a force between the at least one portion of the second surface and the supporting surface that abuts the portion of the second surface against the supporting surface, by arranging the substrate in two opposite ends of the tubular body, wherein the elastic preload imposed by the substrate imposes a force to direct the substrate to increase a curvature of the substrate along a direction parallel to the central axis of the tubular body while the substrate is fixedly arranged in the elongated assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,458,596

HEAD HANDHELD FRAME

YUNEEC INTERNATIONAL (CHI...

1. A pan-tilt hand holder, comprising:a frame body, in which a control device and a power device are provided; and
a clamping mechanism, configured to hold a mobile terminal, disposed on a top surface of the frame body,
wherein the frame body is configured to install a pan-tilt image capture device on a bottom surface of the frame body,
wherein the control device is configured to control the movement of the pan-tilt image capture device,
wherein the power device is configured to supply electric power for the control device,
wherein the control device comprises a potentiometer roller, a roller panel and a main control circuit board,
wherein the roller panel is installed on the frame body, and
wherein the main control circuit board is configured to control the movement of the pan-tilt image capture device, and the main control circuit board is connected with the potentiometer roller.

US Pat. No. 10,458,584

QUICK COUPLING

STAUBLI FAVERGES, Faverg...

1. A quick coupling for sealably joining fluid conduits, including a male element suitable for being connected to a first conduit and a female element suitable for being connected to a second conduit, the male element including:a male body provided with a locking relief and defining an inner channel in communication with the first conduit,
a purging ring of the first conduit, surrounding the male body, and movable between a rear position, in which the purging ring closes off a purging passage of the male body, and a forward position, in which the purging ring no longer closes off the purging passage,the female element including:a female body defining an inner channel in communication with the second conduit,
a ball-retainer arranged inside the female body, forming a receiving housing of the male body and bearing locking balls of the male body, said locking balls being movable in a housing between a first position, in which they are able to oppose the removal of the locking relief, and a second position, in which the locking balls allow the removal of the locking relief,
a valve body secured to the ball-retainer, translatable in the female body between a forward position, in which it closes off the fluid passage toward the second conduit, and a rear position, in which the passage toward the second conduit is open, the valve body including coupling balls suitable for securing the valve body and the female body in translation,
an inner ring arranged inside the valve body, suitable, in a retaining position, for keeping the valve body and the female body coupled by the coupling balls when the female element is uncoupled from the male element,wherein:in a first coupling configuration by bringing the male element and the female element closer together, the locking balls have crossed the locking relief of the male element,
in a second coupling configuration by coming closer together, the inner ring has reached a position in which it no longer keeps the valve body and the female body coupled by the coupling balls,
in a third coupling configuration by coming closer together, the female body keeps the locking balls in their first position,
in a fourth coupling configuration by coming closer together, the valve body has reached a position that allows fluid to pass between the two conduits,
the female element includes steering means able to drive the purging ring from its rear position toward its forward position during the uncoupling of the male and female elements by moving away from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,458,558

VALVE, CONTAINER FOR RECEIVING AND/OR MIXING FLUIDS, USE OF A CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING AND/OR MIXING FLUIDS

KAO GERMANY GMBH, Darmst...

1. A valve for a bowl and/or a bottle that receives and/or mixes fluids, the valve comprising:a vent for injecting a fluid, wherein the vent comprises an inlet connected to a discharge opening via a discharge channel;
a flexible diaphragm for covering the discharge opening of the vent, wherein a top surface of the flexible diaphragm and a bottom surface of the flexible diaphragm define a plane of the flexible diaphragm;
a holding collar, for receiving a measuring cylinder, is provided on a perimeter of the flexible diaphragm and extends outwardly from the plane of the flexible diaphragm; and
a fastening means for loss-proof receiving the flexible diaphragm between the fastening means and the vent, wherein the fastening means is releasably connected to the vent,
wherein
the vent comprises a support collar supporting the holding collar,
the holding collar comprises a sealing rim protruding mainly radially outwards,
the sealing rim is arranged between the fastening means and the support collar, and
the sealing rim, in its entirety, is provided outside the plane of the flexible diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,458,551

SEALING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A SEALING ASSEMBLY

SKF Economos Deutschland ...

1. A sealing assembly comprising:an elastic seal lip having a movable part, the seal lip being configured to be attached to a first part of a machine and to be in contact with a second part of the machine, at least one acceleration sensor fixed to the movable part of the seal lip, and
a data processing device for processing data obtained from the acceleration sensor,
wherein the data processing device is configured to:
a) determine an angle of the seal lip in relation to the direction of gravity at a first time;
b) determine an angle of the seal lip in relation to the direction of gravity at a subsequent time;
c) determine a difference between the angle of the seal lip in relation to gravity at the subsequent time and the angle of the seal lip in relation to gravity at the first time; and
d) if the difference is less than a predetermined value, repeat steps a through d and if the difference exceeds a predetermined value, produce a signal indicative of a worn seal or a signal indicative of higher-than normal stiction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,544

HYDRAULIC SLIP CONTROL METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR A DRIVELINE INCLUDING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

TRANSMISSION CVTCORP INC....

1. A method to control the slippage of a driveline including a prime mover having an output, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) having an input connected to the output of the prime mover and an output, a controllable slippage level hydraulic slip arrangement having an input connected to the output of the CVT and an output, the hydraulic slip arrangement including a planetary gear assembly provided with one input and first and second outputs; the input defining the input of the hydraulic slip arrangement; the first output defining the output of the hydraulic slip arrangement; the second output being connected to a hydraulic pump provided with a controllable release valve, the method including the steps of:determining a usable torque of the prime mover; and
controlling the slippage level of the hydraulic slip arrangement to allow the usable torque to pass through the hydraulic slip arrangement but to slip should a requested torque be greater than the usable torque by controlling the release valve to allow the hydraulic pump to rotate should the requested torque be greater than the usable torque.

US Pat. No. 10,458,527

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

SEJIN-IGB CO., LTD., (KR...

1. A power transmission device comprising:a pin gear having a plurality of power transmission pins that are rotationally moved by a corresponding tooth shape formed on an outer gear;
a motor arranged in a direction substantially perpendicular to a rotation axis of the pin gear, and generating power to rotate the pin gear; and
a motion transfer unit connected to the pin gear and the motor between the pin gear and the motor, and transferring a rotational motion of the motor to a rotational motion of the pin gear;
wherein the motion transfer unit comprises:
a unit housing; and
a built-in deceleration module provided in the unit housing, and decelerating a rotation force of the motor and transferring a decelerated rotational force to the pin gear, wherein the built-in deceleration module comprises:
a first drive gear inserted in a first opening formed in the unit housing in a direction substantially perpendicular to the rotation axis of the pin gear, and rotated by the motor; and
a first driven gear inserted in a second opening communicating with the first opening and formed in a direction crossing the first opening, and decelerating a rotation force of the first drive gear by being engaged with the first drive gear,
wherein the first drive gear is a drive bevel gear and the first driven gear is a driven bevel gear,
wherein the built-in deceleration module further comprises a second drive gear that is connected to the driven bevel gear in an area of the second opening
wherein the built-in deceleration module further comprises:
a drive gear pressing and insertion structure connected to the second drive gear forming one body, and comprising a shaft pressing and insertion portion having a shaft pressing and insertion hole in which a non-circular shaft formed at one end portion of the second drive gear is pressed and inserted, and a plurality of pin insertion holes in which a plurality of connection pins formed on the driven bevel gear are inserted; and
a drive gear coupling portion coupling the second drive gear and the drive gear pressing and insertion structure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,521

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train apparatus of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, the planetary gear train apparatus comprising:an input shaft receiving an engine torque;
an output shaft outputting a shifted torque;
a first planetary gear set having a first rotation element, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element;
a second planetary gear set having a fourth rotation element, a fifth rotation element, and a sixth rotation element;
a third planetary gear set having a seventh rotation element, an eighth rotation element, and a ninth rotation element;
a fourth planetary gear set having a tenth rotation element, an eleventh rotation element, and a twelfth rotation element;
a first shaft fixedly connected to the fifth rotation element and the eighth rotation element, and selectively connectable to the input shaft;
a second shaft fixedly connected to the tenth rotation element, and selectively connectable to the input shaft;
a third shaft fixedly connected to the ninth rotation element, and fixedly connected to the output shaft;
a fourth shaft fixedly connected to the third rotation element and the twelfth rotation element;
a fifth shaft fixedly connected to the seventh rotation element and the eleventh rotation element; and
a plurality of shafts each selectively connecting a corresponding element to a transmission housing, the corresponding element being a rotation element of the first and second planetary gear sets which is not fixedly connected to any of the first shaft, the second shaft, the third shaft, the fourth shaft and the fifth shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,458,487

COOLING SYSTEM FOR CLUTCH MECHANISM

VALEO EMBRAYAGES, Amiens...

1. A clutch mechanism designed to be installed between an engine and a motor vehicle transmission, the clutch mechanism comprising:at least one clutch rotating around an axis O;
a control system of the at least one clutch comprising:
a case; and
at least one annular piston arranged to be displaced axially relative to the case in order to engage or disengage the at least one clutch by way of at least one transmission bearing;
a clutch support arranged to support the at least one clutch radially by way of a support bearing, wherein the clutch support is situated in a position axially intermediate between the control system and an output hub of the clutch mechanism:
at least one cooling duct arranged to make a cooling fluid circulate toward the at least one clutch, wherein the at least one cooling duct comprises an axially extending part and at least one radially extending part;
wherein the axially extending part of each cooling duct is situated radially between a transmission shaft and an interior face of the clutch support, and at least one radially extending part of each cooling duct is situated axially between the support bearing and the output hub.

US Pat. No. 10,458,486

CLUTCH MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SUCH MECHANISM ON TRANSMISSION DRIVETRAIN

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A clutch mechanism intended to be installed between an engine and a transmission of a motor vehicle, the clutch mechanism comprising:a subassembly comprising:
a clutch;
a clutch support (500) configured to support the clutch radially by a rolling bearing (113); and
an output hub;
a clutch control system (300) comprising a housing (307) and an annular piston configured to move axially with respect to the housing (307) in order to engage or disengage the clutch, the clutch support (500) being arranged in an axially intermediate position between the control system (300) and the output hub;
an axial locking system for axial locking of the clutch control system with respect to the clutch, the axial locking system comprising:
a first axial locking element (304, 402) configured to implement at least an axial retention between the control system (300) and the transmission (400);
a second axial locking element (600) configured to provide an axial retention between the clutch and a shaft (A1, A2) of the transmission, the second axial locking element (600) axially engaging both the shaft (A1, A2) of the transmission (400) and the output hub of the clutch; and
a rotational coupling device (303, 503) for non-rotatably coupling of the clutch support (500) with respect to the control system (300), the rotational coupling device (303, 503) being different from the axial locking system;
the rotational coupling device (303, 503) comprising first splines (303) arranged on the clutch control system (300) and second splines (503) arranged on the clutch support (500), the first splines non-rotatably engaging the second splines.

US Pat. No. 10,458,484

DUAL CLUTCH

C-STONE TECHNOLOGIES CO.,...

1. A dual clutch outputting rotational power of an input shaft to a first output shaft or a second output shaft, the dual clutch comprising:a cylindrical transmission housing having a space therein;
a first clutch disposed at a radial outer side within the transmission housing and adapted to selectively transmit the rotational power of the input shaft to the first output shaft; and
a second clutch disposed at the radial inner side of the first clutch within the transmission housing and adapted to selectively transmit the rotational power of the input shaft to the second output shaft,
wherein the dual clutch further includes a first piston selectively actuating the first clutch,
the first piston is adapted to continuously transmit the rotational power of the input shaft transmitted to the first clutch to the second clutch, and
wherein the rotational power of the input shaft is transmitted by only one of the first clutch and the second clutch at a time.

US Pat. No. 10,458,441

ROTARY PISTON ACTUATOR ANTI-ROTATION CONFIGURATIONS

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

9. A method of assembling a rotary actuator, the method comprising:receiving a first assembly comprising:
a housing comprising a radial recess formed in an external peripheral surface of the housing and an interior surface that defines an arcuate chamber, the arcuate chamber comprising a cavity, a fluid port in fluid communication with the cavity, and an open end, the housing comprising a mounting lug that projects radially outward from a cylindrical exterior portion of the housing at a mounting end of the housing, the mounting lug providing a mounting point for removably affixing the rotary actuator to an external mounting surface;
a rotor assembly rotatably journaled in the housing and comprising a rotary output shaft and a rotor arm extending radially outward from the rotary output shaft through the radial recess; and
an arcuate-shaped piston disposed in the housing for reciprocal movement in the arcuate chamber through the open end, wherein a seal, the cavity, and the piston define a pressure chamber, and a portion of the piston connects to the rotor arm;
receiving a support ring comprising a second mounting lug that projects radially outward from a cylindrical exterior portion of the support ring;
positioning the support ring about a cylindrical exterior portion of the housing at a supporting end of the housing axially opposed to the mounting end;
energizing the rotor assembly;
urging rotation of the rotary output shaft;
urging rotation of the rotor arm; and
urging motion of a member to be actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,458,392

WIND POWER PLANT HAVING FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT

SENVION GmbH, Hamburg (D...

1. A method for controlling a wind turbine which is connected to an electrical grid comprising measuring a grid frequency present in the grid and regulating the power output of the wind turbine based on the measured grid frequency, wherein regulating the power output comprises:detecting a change in the measured grid frequency over time,
determining a rate of change of the measured grid frequency,
determining whether the measurement of grid frequency is erroneous by comparing the rate of change of the measured grid frequency with a rate of change limit value that is based on a range of grid frequency rates of change that is associated with confidence in grid frequency measurements,
in response to determining that the measurement of grid frequency is erroneous based on the rate of change of the measured grid frequency exceeding the rate of change limit value, regulating the power output using a modified frequency value, wherein the modified frequency value has a lower rate of change in comparison with the measured grid frequency and is calculated using an increase value or an increase function, and
in response to determining that the measurement of grid frequency is not erroneous based on the rate of change of the measured grid frequency not exceeding the rate of change limit value, regulate the power output using the measured grid frequency unmodified.

US Pat. No. 10,458,236

ROADWAY CONDUIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Electricwaze LLC, Wilmin...

1. A zero emissions vehicle roadway conduit system, comprising:at least one roadway conduit section that comprises:
a floor portion that comprises a roadway surface configured to receive one or more traveling vehicles,
a ceiling portion, and
at least one sidewall portion coupled to the floor portion and the ceiling portion such that the floor, ceiling, and at least one sidewall portions define a roadway conduit volume through which the one or more traveling vehicles traverse the at least one roadway conduit section, the at least one roadway conduit section comprising at least two fixedly connected preformed segments;
at least one roadway conduit ingress coupled to a first location of the at least one roadway conduit section, the at least one roadway conduit ingress comprising at least one internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle barrier configured to prevent exhaust emitting vehicles of the one or more traveling vehicles from entering the at least one roadway conduit based on each of the exhaust emitting vehicles having an internal combustion engine, the ICE vehicle barrier comprising a sign or signal that describes a prohibition against entry into the at least one roadway ingress by the exhaust emitting vehicles exclusive of zero emissions vehicles of the one or more traveling vehicles; and
at least one roadway conduit egress coupled to a second location of the at least one roadway conduit section.

US Pat. No. 10,458,218

METHOD OF MODELLING HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION FROM FRACTURED UNCONVENTIONAL FORMATIONS

1. A method of modeling hydrocarbon flow from an unconventional reservoir which has been subjected to multi-stage hydraulic fracturing using relative reservoir data sampled in respect of the reservoir, said method comprising:a. selecting a production reservoir block, being a primary hydrocarbon producing region within the reservoir, using the relative reservoir data;
b. calculating the reservoir dimensions of length, width and height of the production reservoir block;
c. identifying a fracture location and a plurality of fracture properties of each hydraulic fracture within the production reservoir block;
d. using a portion of the relative reservoir data corresponding to the production reservoir block and the fracture location within the production reservoir block, subdividing the production reservoir block into a plurality of closed production regions each containing at least one hydraulic fracture therein;
e. calculating a region dimensions of length, width, and height for each closed production region;
f. subdividing each closed production region into a plurality of flow sub-systems based upon the fracture locations within the region and the relative reservoir data in respect of the closed production region, each flow sub-system representative of a relatively homogeneous production zone within the closed production region;
g. in respect of at least one selected point in time:
i. assigning at least one reservoir property sampled at the selected point in time to each flow sub-system;
ii. calculating a sub-system hydrocarbon flow for each flow sub-system using the at least one reservoir property assigned thereto along with the portion of the relative reservoir data corresponding to the flow subsystem, each calculated sub-system hydrocarbon flow being a couplable formulaic result which can be coupled to other calculated sub-system hydrocarbon flows for other sub-systems within the same closed production region;
iii. calculating a region hydrocarbon flow for each closed production region by coupling the calculated sub-system hydrocarbon flows for each of the flow sub-systems within said closed production region, each calculated region hydrocarbon flow being a couplable formulaic result which can be coupled to other calculated region hydrocarbon flows for other closed production regions within the reservoir production block; and
iv. calculating the reservoir hydrocarbon flow for the reservoir by coupling the region hydrocarbon flows for each of the plurality of closed production regions.

US Pat. No. 10,458,216

WATER HEATING APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS HEATED WATER FLOW AND METHOD FOR USE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

Heat On-The-Fly, LLC, Ho...

1. A method of heating fluid for use in fracturing a formation producing at least one of oil and gas, comprising the steps of:a) providing a heating apparatus for heating fluid to a temperature of at least about 40 degrees F. (4.4 degrees C.);
b) transmitting a stream of cool or cold fluid to a mixer, the cool or cold fluid stream being at a temperature of less than a predetermined target temperature;
c) the mixer having a first inlet that receives cool or cold fluid from the stream of step “b” and a first outlet that enables discharge of a substantially continuous stream of fluid;
d) the mixer having a second inlet that enables heated fluid to enter the mixer;
e) adding heated fluid from the heating apparatus of step “a” to the mixer via the second inlet;
f) wherein the volume of fluid of step “b” is much greater than the volume of fluid of step “e”;
g) wherein fluid exiting the first outlet of the mixer is transmitted into a formation producing at least one of oil and gas and includes a proppant when transmitted into the formation; and
h) wherein fluid flows substantially continuously from the first inlet to the first outlet during the fracturing process, and
wherein the fluid exiting the first outlet of the mixer flows at a rate of at least 20 barrels per minute into the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,458,212

CONSISTENT ENTRY HOLE SHAPED CHARGE

Hunting Titan, Inc., Pam...

1. A method for perforating a formation comprising:placing a perforating gun downhole at a predetermined location of a cased hole having an inner surface, placing a plurality of shaped charges in a plurality of orientations about the perforating gun;
detonating a plurality of shaped charges in a plurality of directions, with a plurality of fluid gaps, wherein at least two fluid gaps are different lengths; and
simultaneously perforating consistent diameter holes in the plurality of directions in the cased hole at the plurality of fluid gaps, wherein the perforations at the at least two different fluid gaps are consistent with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,458,183

STEPLADDER HAVING A LADDER TOP WITH CONDUIT HOLDER SLOT AND METHOD

Werner Co., Greenville, ...

1. A method for cutting a tube comprising the steps of:placing the tube onto a conduit holder slot on a ladder top of a stepladder, the top having a surface having a front side and a rear side and a right side and a left side and a length, the conduit holder slot for holding tubing, pipe or conduit, the conduit holder slot extending along the length of the surface and in the surface's right side and left side, the conduit holder slot having sides in contact with each other and which form a cross section in the ladder top which is V-shaped and non-symmetrical; and
cutting the tube, pipe, or conduit while the tube, pipe, or conduit is disposed in the conduit holder slot where the conduit holder slot allows a wedging force to be created by the conduit holder slot in response to a cutting or sawing force applied to the tube, pipe, or conduit, wherein the conduit holder slot has a first side with a flat portion, and wherein the conduit holder slot has a second side with a flat portion, the second side has a shallower lead-in angle relative to the surface and relative to the first side which has a steeper angle than the lead-in angle relative to the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,180

FENCE GATE ASSEMBLY, FENCE GATE KIT, SYSTEM AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

BARRETTE OUTDOOR LIVING, ...

1. A fence gate assembly comprising:an upright comprising a first wall, a second wall opposite to the first wall, a third wall extending between the first and second wall, and a fourth wall spaced from the third wall and extending between the first wall and the second wall, wherein the first wall, the second wall, the third wall and the fourth wall provide a longitudinal opening;
an insert received by the longitudinal opening of the upright and coupled to the upright via an adhesive, the insert comprising:
a rear wall abutting the second wall of the upright in the coupled state of the insert;
a pair of side walls extending from the rear wall, wherein the rear wall and the pair of side walls at least partly enclose a cavity; and
a support portion extending from the rear wall and disposed between the pair of side walls; and
a rail at least partially within the cavity of the insert, the rail comprising a channel to receive the support portion therein.

US Pat. No. 10,458,174

DOOR CLOSING SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A door closing system for a vehicle, the door closing system comprising:a sensor system;
an autonomous driving system;
wherein the sensor system is configured to, by a processor, determine if a door of the vehicle is open and to determine if a surrounding of the vehicle is free of obstacles in a predetermined range; and
wherein the autonomous driving system is configured to, by a processor, cause the vehicle to move when the door of the vehicle is open and when the predetermined range of the surrounding of the vehicle is free of obstacles, such that the door is closed as a result of the movement of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,458,129

DRYWALL BANJO TOOLS FOR APPLYING JOINT TYPE

THE ADVANCE EQUIPMENT MAN...

1. A tool for applying joint tape to drywall, the tool comprising:a base configured to couple to a drywall banjo that dispenses the joint tape;
an arm including a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end, the proximal end rotatably coupled to the base to enable the arm to rotate between an extended position and a retracted position, the arm rotatably coupled to the base about a first axis;
a corner wheel rotatably coupled to the distal end of the arm to enable the corner wheel to apply the joint tape along a corner drywall joint when the arm is in the extended position; and
side wheels rotatably coupled to the base to enable the side wheels to apply the joint tape along a flat drywall joint when the arm is in the retracted position, the side wheels rotatably coupled to the base about a second axis that is parallel to and offset from the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,458,117

MICROENCAPSULATION OF MATERIALS USING CENOSPHERES

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A composition, comprising: a perforated cenosphere and a core material, wherein the core material is encapsulated inside the perforated cenosphere, wherein the core material comprises a phase change material, wherein the phase change material is 20% or more by weight of the composition, and wherein the phase change material is paraffin wax.

US Pat. No. 10,458,099

AUTO RECOGNITION OF AT LEAST ONE STANDOFF TARGET TO DETERMINE POSITION INFORMATION FOR A MOBILE MACHINE

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. A system comprising:a mobile earth moving machine, comprising:
a working implement configured to contour soil,
a position determination system, wherein the position determination system is configured to determine a geographic location of the mobile machine based on received satellite navigation signals; and
one or more standoff targets, placed in or near an area where the position determining system produces geographic location determination of reduced accuracy as a result of insufficient satellite navigation signal quality,
wherein the mobile earth moving machine further comprises:
a sensor configured to automatically sense a standoff target signal from one or more of the standoff targets,
a processor, configured to, in response to the position determining system receiving satellite navigation signals of insufficient quality, determine location information for the one or more standoff targets, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a distance and a direction between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a position for the mobile machine, wherein the position for the mobile machine is determined based on:
a) the location information for each of the one or more standoff targets, and
b) the distance between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets in conjunction with the direction between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets, and
an earthmoving implement configured to contour soil, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a position of the earthmoving implement according to the position of the mobile machine as determined based on either the satellite navigation signals or the location information and the distance between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets.

US Pat. No. 10,458,061

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND MOLDED ARTICLE

NITTA CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A composite material, comprising:a plurality of carbon fibers, each of which has a diameter from about 3 to 150 ?m; and
a plurality of structures, each of which is formed on a surface of each of the carbon fibers,
wherein each of the plurality of structures comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes, each carbon nanotube of the plurality of carbon nanotubes having a diameter of 30 nm or less and having a length of 0.1 to 50 ?m,
wherein the plurality of carbon nanotubes forms a network structure, in which the plurality of the carbon nanotubes intertwine with one another and directly adhere to the surface of the carbon fiber such that there are no intermediary agents on the surface of the carbon fiber,
wherein a percentage of aggregates, in which two or more carbon nanotubes are aggregated in a bundle form, is 10% or less,
wherein each of the carbon fibers is independent from the other carbon fibers, and the plurality of carbon nanotubes are uniformly dispersed on the entire surface of the carbon fiber such that the one of the carbon fibers does not share its network structure with the other carbon fibers,
a mean value of a thickness of the plurality of structures is ranged from 15 to 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,458,056

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a cabinet;
a drawer retractably provided in the cabinet;
an accommodation unit disposed in the drawer and defining a space configured to receive water;
a water discharge channel configured to discharge water in the accommodation unit to outside the cabinet; and
a single bar-shaped body having:
a first end that is rotatably coupled to the cabinet, and
a second end that is located in a space vertically above the drawer that is defined between an upper surface of the cabinet and an upper surface of the drawer based on the drawer being in a closed position,
wherein the second end of the body is configured to remain in the space between the upper surface of the cabinet and the upper surface of the drawer when the drawer is pulled out of the cabinet, and
wherein the body defines a flow path that is provided inside the body, the flow path forming at least a part of the water discharge channel.

US Pat. No. 10,457,662

SUBSTITUTED AMIDES FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING CANCER

The Regents of the Univer...

2. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,660

HETEROATOM CONTAINING CYCLIC DIMERS

Novus International, Inc....

15. A process for forming a polymer comprising repeat units of Formula (XX), the process comprising contacting a plurality of compounds of Formula (II):
with a catalyst to form the polymer comprising repeat units of Formula (XX):

wherein:
R1 is (CR8R)mYR10R11;
R2, R3, R4, R5, R8, and R9 are independently hydrogen or alkyl;
R6 and R10 are alkyl;
R7 and R11 are not present;
Z and Y are independently sulfur, sulfone, sulfoxide, or selenium; and
n and m are integers from 1 to 20.

US Pat. No. 10,457,634

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

10. A process for producing formaldehyde, comprising (a) oxidizing methanol with air in a formaldehyde production unit, thereby producing a formaldehyde-containing stream; and (b) separating said formaldehyde-containing stream into a formaldehyde product stream and a formaldehyde vent gas stream; wherein the formaldehyde vent gas stream, without treatment in a vent gas treatment unit, is passed to one or more stages of a carbon dioxide removal unit operating by either reactive absorption, physical absorption, or pressure-wing adsorption.

US Pat. No. 10,457,619

RESORCINOL DERIVATIVES FOR COSMETIC USE THEREOF

1. A compound for depigmenting, lightening, and/or bleaching the skin, according to formula (I) below:
wherein:
R1 and R2, which may be identical or different, are chosen from:
a) hydrogen, or
b) a radical COR5, wherein R5 is chosen from a linear C1-C10 or branched C3-C10 alkyl radical;
R3 is chosen from a linear C1-C6 or branched C3-C6 alkyl radical; and
R4 is chosen from:
a) hydrogen,
b) a linear C1-C6 or branched C3-C6 alkyl radical, or
c) a radical COR5,
or a salt thereof, a solvate thereof, an optical isomer thereof, a racemate thereof, or a mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,571

MEMBRANE CLEANING AND DESALINATION WITH A MEMBRANE USING ACOUSTIC PRESSURE SHOCK WAVES

SANUWAVE, INC., Suwanee,...

1. A method of using a porous filtration membrane in a fluid comprising generating acoustic pressure shock waves wherein each cycle of an acoustic pressure shock wave includes a compressive phase and a tensile phase and applying the acoustic pressure shock waves through the fluid to the membrane to prevent or dislodge attachment of biological or solid matter in the fluid to the membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,457,549

SEMICONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANF...

1. A semiconductive structure, comprising:a first substrate comprising:
an interconnection layer; and
a first conductor protruding from the interconnection layer;
a second substrate comprising a second conductor bonded to the first conductor;
a first cavity between and sealed by the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the first cavity has a first cavity pressure; and
a second cavity between and sealed by the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the second cavity has a second cavity pressure,
wherein the first cavity partially extends through the interconnection layer, and a first surface of the interconnection layer is a sidewall of the first cavity;
the first cavity pressure is less than the second cavity pressure;
a bottommost surface of the second cavity is substantially co-planar with a second surface of the interconnection layer substantially orthogonal to the first surface; and
the second cavity is defined by the second surface of the interconnection layer and a surface of the second substrate, a surface of the first conductor and a surface of the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,457,513

REWINDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ROLLS OF WEB MATERIAL

Fabio Perini S.p.A., Luc...

1. A method for winding a web material and forming in sequence rolls of said web material wound around winding cores, comprising arranging four winding rollers to define a first winding cradle between a first winding roller, a second winding roller and a third winding roller, and to define a second winding cradle between said first winding roller, said second winding roller and a fourth winding roller; performing a first part of a winding cycle of each roll in the first winding cradle, and a subsequent part of the winding cycle of each roll in the second winding cradle, the roll being wound passing from the first winding cradle to the second winding cradle through a nip defined between the first winding cradle and the second winding cradle; wherein once a roll has been completely wound, severing the web material by a movable severing member acting between the third winding roller and the roll being formed in the second winding cradle, wherein the severing member acts against the surface of the third winding roller.

US Pat. No. 10,457,489

PALLET TRANSPORT DEVICE

NITTOKU ENGINEERING CO., ...

1. A pallet transport device comprising:a plurality of pallet rails configured to movably guide a pallet;
a plurality of moving mechanisms provided for the respective pallet rails, the plurality of moving mechanisms being configured to move the pallet along the pallet rails;
a transfer mechanism including a pivoting member and a retaining rail, the pivoting member being pivotable around a pivot axis in a horizontal direction, the retaining rail being mounted on the pivoting member and capable of retaining the pallet, the transfer mechanism being configured to transfer the pallet guided by one of the pallet rails to another one of the pallet rails using the pivoting member and the retaining rail;
a moving assistance mechanism configured to move the pallet from the pallet rails to the retaining rail, or from the retaining rail to the pallet rails; and
an elevator mechanism configured to cause the moving assistance mechanism to ascend and descend, wherein
when the elevator mechanism has caused the moving assistance mechanism to descend, the transfer mechanism becomes in a state where the transfer mechanism is capable of causing the pivoting member to pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,457,488

VERTICAL SPIRAL CONVEYOR

Mayfran International, In...

1. A vertical spiral conveyor for transporting loose material without the use of vibration or oscillation, comprising:a frame;
a vertical spiral fabrication comprising a spiral conveyor tray connected to a vertical member that is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation;
a drive arm extending from the vertical spiral fabrication;
a drive system for rotating the vertical spiral fabrication about the axis of rotation, the drive system comprising a power source and a transmission coupled to the drive arm;
at least one means for assisting and/or resisting the rotation of the vertical spiral fabrication attached between the frame and at least one of the vertical spiral fabrication and the drive arm; and
wherein the drive system generates alternating forward and backward strokes on the drive arm that rotate the vertical spiral fabrication clockwise and counterclockwise about the axis of rotation to cause loose material to be conveyed around the spiral conveyor tray.

US Pat. No. 10,457,458

FLIP WRAP

1. A sheet of twist-free cling wrap, comprising:A single ply body of cling film having a top, a bottom, a left side and a right side, a front, a back, a length, a three ply flap seamed to each of the top and the bottom of the body, a single ply thumb tab bonded to each of the front left side and the front right side, and a spine fused into, running the length of, and projecting coplanarly beyond, the left side and the right side of the top flap and body seam, wherein the three plies of each flap comprise in this order:
a. a top ply of cling film,
b. a center ply of cling-free film, each such center ply further comprising a plurality of hooks cut thereinto and projecting therefrom; and
c. a bottom ply of cling film.

US Pat. No. 10,457,384

EMISSION-CAPTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING EMISSIONS FROM AN EJECTION PORT

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp...

1. An emission-capturing apparatus for use in conjunction with a vehicle having a surface, the surface including an ejection port, the emission-capturing apparatus comprising:a tank having an inlet and an outlet, the outlet being disposed above a bottom of the tank, an internal ambient pressure of the tank being at least equal to an external ambient pressure at all times;
a muffler fluidly coupled with the outlet, the muffler configured to intercept all fluid exiting the outlet, to permit passage of gas through the muffler, and to inhibit passage of liquid through the muffler;
a hose having a tank end and a coupler end, the tank end fluidly coupled to the inlet of the tank; and
a coupler fluidly coupled to the coupler end of the hose, the coupler having a drain hole extending through the coupler, the coupler configured to be fluidly coupled to the surface, to completely cover the ejection port, and to support the coupler end of the hose in a position to receive an emission from the ejection port when the coupler is coupled to the surface and when the drain hole is aligned with the ejection port.

US Pat. No. 10,457,337

VEHICLE BED EXTENDER

Lund Motion Products, Inc...

1. A vehicle bed extender for use with a vehicle having a storage bed having a front end, a rear end, a first side panel defining one side of said bed, a second side panel defining an opposite side of said bed, a bottom surface, and a tailgate at a rear end, said vehicle bed extender comprising:a plurality of wall portions located in different vertical planes, each of the plurality of wall portions comprising:
a first side wall tube comprising a first portion configured to be positioned adjacent the first side panel of the storage bed and a second portion extending from the first portion at a first bend, the second portion angled with respect to the first portion;
a connecting wall tube non-integral with the first side wall tube, the connecting wall comprising a first end portion, a second end portion opposite the first end portion, and a middle portion between the first and second end portions, the first end portion extending from the middle portion at a second bend, the second end portion extending from the middle portion at a third bend, wherein the first end portion of the connecting wall tube is configured to connect to the second portion of the first side wall tube in a first telescoping arrangement; and
a second side wall tube non-integral with the connecting wall tube, the second side wall tube comprising a first portion configured to be positioned adjacent the second side panel of the storage bed and a second portion extending from the first portion at a fourth bend, the second portion angled with respect to the first portion, wherein the second portion of the second side wall tube is configured to connect to the second end portion of the connecting wall tube in a second telescoping arrangement;
a first strut configured to hold the plurality of wall portions, the first strut attached to the plurality of wall portions between the first bend of the first side wall tube and the second bend of the connecting wall tube of each of the plurality of wall portions; and
a second strut configured to hold the plurality of wall portions, the second strut attached to the plurality of wall portions between the third bend of the connecting wall and the fourth bend of the second side wall tube of each of the plurality of wall portions.

US Pat. No. 10,457,332

STRUCTURE OF A FRONT PART OF THE BODYSHELL OF A VEHICLE, NOTABLY A MOTOR VEHICLE

PSA Automobiles SA, Pois...

1. A front portion of a body shell of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, having three bodywork elements comprising:a lateral firewall cross-member arranged to strengthen a transverse firewall of the front portion structure of the vehicle that separates a passenger compartment from an engine compartment of the vehicle;
a lower bay cross-member on which a lower portion of a vehicle windshield rests;
a stretcher stabilizer resting against a corresponding stretcher of the vehicle;said bodywork elements each being connected at an end to an A-pillar of the vehicle, the front portion structure comprising strengthening means connected to the A-pillar and to the corresponding ends of the bodywork elements in order to strengthen the connections between the A-pillar and the bodywork elements, to prevent said connections from breaking if the vehicle is in a head-on collision.

US Pat. No. 10,457,296

VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEM AND METHOD

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:plural inverters configured to be onboard a vehicle and to convert direct current into an alternating current; and
plural motors configured to receive the alternating current from the plural inverters, the motors also configured to be operably coupled with axles of the vehicle to rotate the axles, wherein each of the plural inverters is configured to be coupled with and control at least two of the motors that rotate non-neighboring axles of the axles in the vehicle;
wherein the vehicle includes at least first, second, third, and fourth axles of the axles, the inverters include at least first and second inverters, and the motors include at least first, second, third, and fourth motors that rotate the corresponding first, second, third, and fourth axles, wherein the first inverter is configured to control the first and third motors and the second inverter is configured to control the second and fourth motors;
wherein the non-neighboring axles are separated from each other along a length of the vehicle by only a single other axle of the axles in the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,281

VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors configured to communicatively link a first operator control unit disposed off-board a first propulsion-generating vehicle with a communication device disposed onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle,
wherein the one or more processors also are configured to receive a first control signal communicated from the first operator control unit that is off-board the first propulsion-generating vehicle to the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle, the first control signal dictating a change in a first movement operational setting of the first propulsion-generating vehicle, and
wherein the one or more processors also are configured to receive a second control signal communicated from the first operator control unit that is off-board the first propulsion-generating vehicle to the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle, the one or more processors configured to send the second control signal from the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle to a second propulsion-generating vehicle that is separate from the first propulsion-generating vehicle,
wherein a second movement operational setting of the second propulsion-generating vehicle is automatically changed responsive to communicating the second control signal from the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle to the second propulsion-generating vehicle via the communication device onboard the first propulsion-generating vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,262

ACTUATING DEVICE OF A BRAKE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A brake system actuating device controlled by a brake pedal and/or a brake management system for supplying brake circuits with pressurized brake fluid, comprising:a master cylinder connected to the brake circuits and comprising a primary piston;
an electric motor controlled for a braking action;
a ball nut/screw transmission configured to transform a rotational movement of the electric motor into a translational movement of the primary piston;
a nut which is rotationally free and translationally locked, the nut configured to move forward in a fail-soft mode, and the nut driven by the electric motor;
a screw translationally free and rotationally locked; and
a free connection rod pressed between a bottom of the primary piston and the screw, free of any fixed connection, and configured to transmit a thrust from the screw to the primary piston.

US Pat. No. 10,457,197

VEHICLE FOR CONVEYING PERSONS AND ORIENTATION AID

Bombardier Transportation...

1. A vehicle for conveying passengers, the vehicle comprising:an interior space for accommodating the passengers;
a plurality of door areas for entering and leaving the interior space;
an emitter arranged at each door area, the emitter configured to emit an electromagnetic signal, in which an individual identification of the door area is encoded, wherein the individual identification of each door area is specifically encoded for the corresponding door area, wherein the electromagnetic signal also includes information regarding which route the vehicle serves.

US Pat. No. 10,457,185

FRAMELESS HALF-ROUND TRAILER WITH BUTT JOINTS

Mac Trailer Manufacturing...

1. A frameless dump trailer comprising:a forward end spaced from a rear end defining a longitudinal direction there between, and a first side opposite a second side defining a transverse direction there between;
a forward frameless trailer body portion defining the forward end and a rear frameless trailer body portion defining the rear end; and
wherein the forward frameless trailer body portion is formed from a plurality of forward planar panels butt welded together side-by-side at forward longitudinal unions, the butt welded panels adapted to be rolled into an arcuate configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,457,124

MODIFIED RETRACTABLE TONNEAU COVER

ROLL-N-LOCK CORPORATION, ...

1. A retractable tonneau cover comprising:a pair of side rails;
a plurality of connected slats extending between the side rails;
a circular drive cog configured to mate with the plurality of connected slats in order to retract and/or extend the plurality of connected slats along the pair of side rails between an extended position and a retracted position, the circular drive cog configured to mate with a motor drive reel on an inner surface, and the circular drive cog having a diameter of approximately 2 inches or less;
a motor within the motor drive reel and configured to rotate the circular drive cog;
a spring reel comprising a spring, the spring reel connected to an end of the plurality of connected slats and configured to provide tension onto the plurality of connected slats in a direction opposite to a direction of movement of the plurality of connected slats to the extended position; and
a housing configured to contain the circular drive cog, the motor, the spring reel, and at least a portion of the plurality of connected slats in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,104

TOW LOOP POSITIONING SYSTEMS AND METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A towing assembly, comprising:a bracket having laterally spaced channels; and
a tow loop having laterally spaced arms, each of the arms configured to slide within a respective one of the channels from a deployed to a retracted position in response to a load applied to the tow loop.

US Pat. No. 10,457,094

WHEEL FOR A SUPPORT STRUCTURE

1. A wheel assembly comprising:a first side plate having a first annular base, axially protruding first claw members projecting axially outward from the first annular base, axially protruding first hub mounts projecting axially outward from the first annular base, and axially protruding first spring mounts projecting axially outward from the first annular base;
a hub member attached to the first side plate, the hub member including an annular center with a plurality of arms extending radially to a plurality of axially extending torque cylinders;
a tire assembly laid over the hub member such that spokes of the tire assembly are radially adjacent corresponding first claw members of the first side plate, a plurality of friction members and the first claw members sandwiching each of the spokes as a first axial end of each friction member engages the first spring mounts of the first side plate;
a second side plate having a second annular base, axially protruding second claw members projecting axially outward from the second annular base, axially protruding second hub mounts projecting axially outward from the second annular base, and axially protruding second spring mounts projecting axially outward from the second annular base, the second claw members receiving corresponding pins of the first claw members of the first side plate, a second axial end of each friction member engaging the second friction mounts of the second side plate; and
a plurality of fasteners securing the hub member to both the first side plate and the second side plate and the tire assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,457,088

TEMPLATE FOR SELF ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MAKING A SELF ASSEMBLED PATTERN

Ridgefield Acquisition, ...

1. A template for directing a pattern in a block copolymer film, said block copolymer having two or more spontaneously separating blocks, wherein the block copolymer has a characteristic pitch, said template consisting essentially of:a. a substrate consisting essentially of a base and a neutral coating on the base, said neutral coating having an array comprising two or more trenches etched therein; said trenches having wads and floors, andwherein said neutral coating, prior to trench etching is formed from functionalized polymer brushes, cross-linkable polymers, or random copolymers, or blends of homopolymers; andb. a pinning material in the trenches, said pinning material having a greater affinity for one of the two or more spontaneously separating blocks than for any other of the two or more spontaneously separating blocks, andwherein the pinning material is coated on the walls and floors of the trenches and conforms to the walls of the trenches and the trenches are maintained, and wherein the widths of the trenches are dimensioned in a manner effective to direct a pattern by pinned chemoepitaxy in a block copolymer film that overlays both the neutral layer and the trenches, wherein the pinning material comprises a polymer comprising a repeat unit selected from a group consisting of substituted styrene, unsubstituted styrene, (meth)acrylate, substituted vinyl pyridine, unsubstituted vinyl pyridine, a diene, one or more olefins, an unsaturated anhydride, an unsaturated diacid, an unsaturated acid-ester, one or more olefin oxides, a dioxane, a homopolyester, a heteropolyester couple, a homopolyamide couple, a heteropolyamide couple or combinations thereof and further wherein the pinning material comprises a monofunctional or difunctional telechelic polymer, comprising a reactive end group selected from a group consisting of an alcohol group, an ester group, a carbonate group, a carboxylic acid group, a phosphonic acid group, a sulfonic acid group, an amine group, an amide or imide group, an epoxy group, a silyl group, an alkoxysilyl group, an alkylsilyl group, an aminosilane group, a nitrile group, an isocyanate group, a thiocyanate group, and an isothiocyanate group.

US Pat. No. 10,457,050

INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording apparatus comprising:a recording head having a plurality of nozzles through which an ink composition containing an inorganic pigment is ejected, a nozzle surface having nozzle orifices, and a liquid-repellent film disposed on the nozzle surface;
an absorbing member that absorbs the ink composition containing the inorganic pigment from the nozzle orifices and the nozzle surface;
an actuating mechanism including a pressing member that presses the absorbing member and the nozzle surface relative to each other; and
an elastic member that covers the pressing member and that has a Shore A hardness of 10 to 60,
wherein
the actuating mechanism moves at least one of the absorbing member and the recording head relative to the other to perform a cleaning operation in which the ink composition is removed from the nozzle surface with the absorbing member,
the absorbing member contains an impregnation liquid during the cleaning operation, and
the inorganic pigment is present in the ink composition in an amount of 20% by mass or less and has a Mohs hardness of more than 2.0 and an average particle size of 200 nm or more, and
the pressing member presses the absorbing member containing the impregnation liquid against the nozzle surface with a force of 50 to 500 gf.

US Pat. No. 10,456,923

SENSOR AND ROBOT

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sensor comprising:first and second support portions configured to be relatively displaceable with respect to each other;
a first displacement measuring unit configured to measure displacement between the first support portion and the second support portion and is an incremental type; and
a second displacement measuring unit configured to measure displacement between the first support portion and the second support portion and is not the incremental type,
wherein the second displacement measuring unit comprises:
a magnetic-flux generating source supported by one of the first support portion and the second support portion; and
a magnetoelectric transducer supported by another of the first support portion and the second support portion,
wherein the first displacement measuring unit comprises:
a scale supported by one of the first support portion and the second support portion; and
a head supported by another of the first support portion and the second support portion, and
wherein the scale, the head, the magnetoelectric transducer, and the magnetic-flux generating source are disposed such that the scale and the head oppose each other and are interposed between the magnetoelectric transducer and the magnetic-flux generating source.

US Pat. No. 10,456,901

TORQUE DRIVING TOOL

WILLIAM TOOLS CO., LTD., ...

1. A torque driving tool, including:a main body, having an axial direction;
a working portion, disposed on one of two ends of the main body for being assembled to a driving bit;
a grip portion, disposed on one of the two ends of the main body opposite to the working portion, selectively rotatable relative to the main body, having at least one receiving groove;
at least one receiving device, each said receiving device including a cover and a receiving portion which is for at least one said driving bit to be received therein, the cover being pivoted to the grip portion, the receiving portion being swingably pivoted to the cover;
wherein the receiving portion includes a plurality of receiving members, said receiving members are respectively for at least one said driving bit to be received therein, two sides of one of two of said receiving members neighboring to each other respectively have a protrusion, two sides of the other of the two of said receiving members neighboring to each other respectively have a slide groove, and the two protrusions are respectively rotatably and slidably arranged within the two slide grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,456,900

QUICK-TURN DRIVING TOOL

1. A driving tool comprising:a body including a first rod extending along a first axis, and a second rod extending along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, with the first rod including a driving end and an operating end spaced from the driving end along the first axis, with the first rod including an insertion hole extending from the operating end along the first axis, and at least one receiving slot extending along a radial direction perpendicular to the first axis, with one end of the at least one receiving slot interconnected with the insertion hole, with another end of the at least one receiving slot connected to an outer periphery of the first rod, with the second rod mounted between the driving end and the operating end of the first rod; and
an auxiliary handle including a connection slot disposed at one end thereof and mounted on the operating end of the body along the first axis, with the auxiliary handle including an engaging recess extending around an inner periphery of the connection slot, with the auxiliary handle further including an adjusting member and at least one engaging member, with the adjusting member threadedly engaged in the insertion hole, with the adjusting member formed as a monolithic element including an integral cone portion disposed at one end thereof and movable in relation to the first rod along the first axis by threads disposed at another end thereof and threadably engaged in the insertion hole, with the integral cone portion having an outer periphery of a decreasing size with increasing spacing from the threads, with the at least one engaging member received in the receiving slot, with one end of the at least one engaging member abutted against the outer periphery of the cone portion, with another end of the at least one engaging member engaged in the engaging recess, and with the auxiliary handle freely rotatable relative to the first rod about the first axis,
with the first rod further including a through hole disposed between the driving end and the operating end and extending along the radial direction perpendicular to the first axis, with the second rod inserted through the through hole, and with the second rod movable in relation to the first rod along the second axis,
with a channel disposed between the insertion hole and the through hole and extending along the first axis, with one end of the channel interconnected with the insertion hole, with another end of the channel interconnected with the through hole, with the second rod including a plurality of positioning recesses, with the body further including a positioning member and an elastic member, with the positioning member and the elastic member received in the channel, with the positioning member disposed adjacent to the second rod, with one end of the elastic member abutting against the positioning member, with another end of the elastic member abutting against the adjusting member, and with the elastic member abutting against the positioning member to cause the positioning member to engage in one of the plurality of positioning recesses of the second rod.

US Pat. No. 10,456,898

DAMPING DEVICE FOR A PERCUSSION DEVICE, PERCUSSION DEVICE AND ROCK DRILLING MACHINE

Epiroc Rock Drills Aktieb...

1. Damping device for a percussion device of a hydraulic rock drilling machine (1) with a striking direction (R), including a damping piston (5) for action in an axial direction against a tool to be driven by the percussion device, wherein the damping piston (5) exhibits a first piston portion (6), which is received in a first damping chamber (7) and a second piston portion (8), which is received in a second damping chamber (9), said first and second damping chambers being defined adjacent to each other,wherein:
in operation, in a normal striking position for said percussion device, the damping piston (5) is set against a fixed stop (19, 22) against movements in the striking direction,
a damping slot (10) is established between the first (7) and the second (9) damping chamber in all axial positions of the damping piston, said damping slot arranged to provide direct fluid communication between the adjacent first and second damping chambers, and
the first damping chamber (7) is pressurized with a hydraulic pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,456,895

RATCHET TOOLS

Ingersoll-Rand Company, ...

1. A ratchet tool comprising:a handle extending along a handle axis and housing a motor;
a head coupled to the handle at a first end of the handle, the head supporting an output shaft driven by the motor to rotate about an output axis, the output axis being substantially perpendicular to the handle axis;
wherein the head includes an input bevel gear that rotates about the handle axis and an output bevel gear that rotates about the output axis;
a gear reduction set located in the handle, adjacent and coupled to the motor;
a speed-sensitive clutch located in the handle and coupled to the gear reduction set;
a ratchet mechanism located in the handle between the speed-sensitive clutch and the input bevel gear in the head, wherein the ratchet mechanism includes a pawl and a toothed wheel both located in the handle, the toothed wheel being configured to rotate about a ratchet axis that is parallel to the handle axis, the ratchet mechanism configured to restrict rotation of the output shaft in a first direction and to allow rotation of the output shaft in a second direction opposite the first direction;
wherein the speed-sensitive clutch is coupled between the gear reduction set and the toothed wheel of the ratchet mechanism;
wherein at motor speeds below a predetermined speed the speed-sensitive clutch disconnects the motor and the gear reduction set from the output shaft so that rotation of the output shaft is not subject to resistance from the gear reduction set, and at motor speeds above the predetermined speed the output shaft is driven by the motor; and
a direction control configured to switch the first direction associated with the ratchet mechanism between a clockwise and a counterclockwise direction, the direction control being coupled to the handle and spaced apart from the head along the handle axis.

US Pat. No. 10,456,743

EXHAUST-GAS TREATMENT EQUIPMENT AND GAS-CAPTURE-MATERIAL DETERIORATION-STATE ESTIMATING METHOD

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. An exhaust-gas treatment equipment comprising:a reaction container filled with a gas capture material that captures a particular gas component, the reactor container emitting gas obtained by removing the particular gas component from supplied gas by reaction of the supplied gas with the gas capture material;
a temperature measuring element disposed in the reaction container, the temperature measuring element measuring a temperature of the gas capture material in the reaction container;
a moving unit that freely moves the temperature measuring element in a direction that is parallel to a flow of the supplied gas flowing in the reaction container; and
a control unit that estimates a deterioration state of the gas capture material using temperatures of the gas capture material at a plurality of different positions in the reaction container, the temperatures being measured by the temperature measuring element when the temperature measuring element is moved by means of the moving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,456,683

METHOD AND APPARATUS FACILITATING REALISTIC PLAYER INTERACTION IN A SIMULATED SKILL GAME

Everi Games, Inc., Austi...

1. A method of controlling targets displayed during a play in a player-interactive game in which (i) one or more prize targets are displayed on a display system of a gaming machine, each prize target being associated with a predetermined value, and (ii) each prize target is displayed on the display system as reacting on receipt of a successful interaction with the prize target from a player, and (iii) a result of the play is a prize value that includes the respective predetermined value of each prize target receiving a successful interaction from the player in the course of the play in the game, the method including:(a) at a data processing system associated with the gaming machine, receiving a total prize amount to be awarded for the play of the game;
(b) under control of the data processing system, determining an expected target value for a respective record from a target sequence comprising a sequence of records;
(c) under control of the data processing system, selecting a target value for the respective record from a number of different available target values, the selected target value comprising a value from among the number of different available target values that bears a predefined relationship to the expected target value;
(d) under control of the data processing system, selecting a target type correlated to the selected target value;
(e) causing a prize target corresponding to the selected target type to be displayed on the display system under control of the data processing system; and
(f) repeating steps (b), (c), (d), and (e) for each respective record in the target sequence until an end condition is detected for the play.

US Pat. No. 10,456,660

BOARD GAME WITH DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTIC TRACKING

Tweedletech, LLC, Ann Ar...

1. A game system for playing a board game, the game system comprising:a. one or more game objects for playing the board game, wherein each of the one or more game objects has a unique identifier and one or more characteristic values including a set of trait data and a set of history data, wherein each of the game objects are physical objects;
b. one or more memory devices each having at least one database, wherein a first memory device of the memory devices has a first database that stores the unique identifier and one or more of the characteristic values associated with one of the game objects; and
c. a controller that via a wireless adapter adjusts the trait data of the characteristic values associated with one of the game objects;wherein the adjustment of the trait data of the game objects by the controller via the wireless adapter are altered based on the unique identifier of each game object such that different game objects are adjusted differently by the controller based on the same external events or game events.

US Pat. No. 10,456,657

METHOD AND ELECTRIC DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING GOLF SWINGS AND TRACKING STATISTICS DURING A GOLF ROUND

COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES,...

1. A computer implemented method performed by an application program running on an electronic device of a golfer for identifying when the golfer takes a real golf swing as opposed to a practice golf swing during a game of golf, said method comprising the steps:(a) prior to starting a game of golf, receiving by a processor disposed within an electronic device on the person of the golfer and running an application program, digital data representing a plurality of calibrated golf swings performed by the golfer that were obtained from a gyroscope sensor and accelerometer sensor within the electronic device while the golfer performs the calibrated golf swings;
(b) receiving electronic approval of the calibrated golf swings from the golfer by the application program;
(c) only after receiving approval from the golfer, electronically storing the digital data in an electronic file or database disposed within the electronic database an in electrical communication with the gyroscope sensor, accelerometer sensor and the processor;
(d) receiving digital data from the gyroscope sensor and the accelerometer sensor when the golfer takes a golf swing during a game of golf;
(e) processing the digital data received in step (d) by the application program;
(f) electronically comparing, by the application program, the digital data received in step (d) against the previously stored digital data representing the plurality of calibrated golf swings by the golfer;
(g) counting the golf swing as a real golf swing during a current game of golf by the application program where the received digital data from step (d) matches or is within a predetermined threshold or percentage of one of the calibrated golf swings contained in the previously stored digital data; and
(h) receiving GPS information by the application program from a global positioning system unit and determining a current location for the golfer when the golf swing is counted as a real golf swing in step (g).

US Pat. No. 10,456,599

ONLINE ANGLE SELECTION IN ROTATIONAL IMAGING AND TRACKING SYSTEMS

ACCURAY INCORPORATED, Su...

1. A radiation therapy apparatus comprising:a treatment couch;
a radiation treatment source, the radiation treatment source to deliver a radiation treatment beam to a target;
a first imaging device having a first fixed angle;
a second imaging device having a second fixed angle;
a third imaging device mounted to a rotatable ring; and
a processing device to control operation of the radiation therapy apparatus, wherein the processing device is to:
determine a set of angles that have a tracking quality metric value that satisfies a tracking quality metric criterion;
cause the first imaging device to generate a first tracking image;
cause the second imaging device to generate a second tracking image;
select a third angle from the set of angles;
cause the third imaging device to generate a third tracking image of the target from the third angle; and
perform target tracking to track a target based on at least one of the first tracking image, the second tracking image or the third tracking image.

US Pat. No. 10,456,430

LACTOBACILLUS COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

Genmont Biotech Incorpora...

1. A method for treating bacterial vaginosis and regulating vaginal immunity comprising: administering to a subject a composition comprising an effective amount of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GMNL-680 with the deposition number CCTCC M 2017766 and Lactobacillus plantarum GMNL-682 with the deposition number CCTCC M 2017767; wherein the effective amount is at least 1010 CFU per day.

US Pat. No. 10,456,402

7-BENZYL-4-(METHYLBENZYL)-2,4,6,7,8,9-HEXAHYDROIMIDAZO[1,2-A]PYRIDO[3,4-E]PYRIMIDIN-5 (1H)-ONE, SALTS THEREOF AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME IN COMBINATION THERAPY

Oncoceutics, Inc., Phila...

1. A method of treatment comprising administering to a subject having a uterine cancer in need of such treatment a pharmaceutically acceptable amount of compound (1):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the pharmaceutically acceptable amount of compound (1) is administered as a salvage therapy.

US Pat. No. 10,456,398

INHIBITION OF SGK1 IN THE TREATMENT OF HEART CONDITIONS

Beth Israel Deaconess Med...

1. A method for treatment of a cardiovascular disease in a subject, the method comprising, administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of at least one SGK1 inhibitor having the Formula 1:
wherein:
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
each R is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, CN, CO2H, CO2(C1-C6 alkyl), CO2(C1-C6 haloalkyl), —OH, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —SH, and —S(C1-C6 alkyl);
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein the cardiovascular disease is selected from the group consisting of heart failure, arrhythmia, ischemic injury, ischemic infarction, cardiac fibrosis, vascular proliferation, restenosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, and stent failure.

US Pat. No. 10,456,277

PERCUTANEOUS HEART VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Card...

1. A method of deploying a percutaneous heart valve into a body cavity having an opening surrounded by surrounding body tissue, the method comprising:delivering a percutaneous heart valve to the body cavity in a collapsed configuration, the percutaneous heart valve comprising:
an expandable frame comprising a proximal end and a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, the expandable frame comprising a plurality of cells configured to permit the frame to radially expand and collapse between the collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration;
a valve seated inside the expandable frame;
a proximal anchoring portion; and
a distal anchoring portion comprising a plurality of distal anchors; and
radially expanding the expandable frame to the expanded configuration within the opening, wherein, when the percutaneous heart valve is in the expanded configuration:
the proximal anchoring portion extends at least partially distally;
at least a portion of each distal anchor extends proximally to a proximalmost portion of the distal anchor positioned radially outward from the frame, the proximalmost portions extending in a direction that is more parallel with the longitudinal axis than with a transverse axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
at least one of the plurality of distal anchors bends radially outwardly before bending to extend toward the proximal anchoring portion; and
the proximalmost portions of the plurality of distal anchors are spaced apart by less than two cell lengths from a distalmost portion of the proximal anchoring portion;
wherein radially expanding the expandable frame draws the proximal anchoring portion and the plurality of distal anchors closer together with the surrounding body tissue positioned between the proximal anchoring portion and the plurality of distal anchors.

US Pat. No. 10,456,260

METHODS FOR ACCESSING A LEFT VENTRICLE

Trans Cardiac Therapeutic...

1. A method for tensioning a mitral valve in a patient's heart, said method comprising:forming a passageway through an apical wall into a left ventricle of the heart;
attaching a distal end of an artificial chordae to free ends of the leaflets of the mitral valve;
securing a proximal end of the artificial chordae near or in the passageway, wherein the artificial chordae is sufficiently taut to position the leaflets to better seal the leaflets and minimize leakage through the mitral valve.

US Pat. No. 10,456,252

TRANSCATHETER GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, CATHETER ASSEMBLIES FOR GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY, AND METHODS FOR PERCUTANEOUS GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY ACROSS HEART VALVES

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A catheter assembly for crossing a heart valve with a guidewire, the catheter assembly comprising:a tubular support structure adapted to be located at a target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient, the tubular support structure including
a proximal segment having a proximal opening at a proximal end,
a distal segment having a distal opening at a distal end, and
a plurality of spaced-apart side ports disposed proximal to the distal opening,
wherein the proximal segment and the distal segment together define therethrough a guidewire lumen configured to slidably receive a first guidewire; and
a wire guide slidably disposed within the tubular support structure, the wire guide having a lumen for slidably receiving a second guidewire through a proximal guidewire port disposed within a first portion of the wire guide outside of the human patient and transmitting the second guidewire through a distal guidewire port disposed within a second portion of the wire guide disposed at the target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient,
wherein axial movement of the wire guide relative to the tubular support structure aligns the distal guidewire port of the wire guide with one of the plurality of spaced-apart side ports, and
wherein in a subsequent advancement of the second guidewire, the second guidewire exits the aligned side port.

US Pat. No. 10,456,207

SYSTEMS AND TOOLS FOR USE WITH SURGICAL ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS

MAKO Surgical Corp., Ft....

1. A tool comprising:an energy applicator including a shaft extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end, said shaft having an axial-force receiving surface; and
a tool assembly comprising:
a support structure to support said energy applicator;
an axial connector assembly arranged to engage and releasably lock said energy applicator to said support structure in a locked state;
a drive system coupled to said support structure to rotatably drive said shaft of said energy applicator about said axis;
a collet assembly cooperating with said axial connector assembly to apply a force to said axial-force receiving surface of said energy applicator in said locked state; and
a reference surface, wherein said force includes an axial component directing said energy applicator proximally into continuous contact with said reference surface in said locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,456,142

SURGICAL SAW AND SAW BLADE FOR USE THEREWITH

MAKO Surgical Corp., Ft....

1. A surgical saw blade for being coupled to a drive hub of a surgical saw comprising:an attachment portion configured to be removably coupled to the drive hub and having a cutting portion opposite said attachment portion including a plurality of teeth;
said attachment portion having a first indent and a second indent forming a first space and a second space, wherein said first indent and said second indent have at least one curved portion and said curved portion is convex such that said curved portion impinges said space,
wherein said first indent is defined by a first side, a second side, and a third side and at least one of said first side, said second side, or said third side form said curved portion.

US Pat. No. 10,455,978

COOKING DEVICE AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A cooking system for cooking food, the system comprising:a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container, said housing having an upper portion defining an opening to said hollow chamber;
a first lid movable relative to said housing;
a second lid moveable relative to said housing, said second lid being separate from said first lid;
at least one heating element associated with at least one of said housing and said first lid;
a first detector for detecting a configuration of said first lid; and
a second detector for detecting a configuration of said second lid;
wherein the cooking system is operable in a plurality of cooking modes, operation of a particular cooking mode being dependent on a detected configuration of at least one of said first and said second lid by at least one of said first detector and said second detector.

US Pat. No. 10,455,967

CIRCULATOR COOKER

Anova Applied Electronics...

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

US Pat. No. 10,455,956

FRAME FOR A PLANAR DISPLAY PANE

LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. COR...

1. A frame sized to receive a planar display pane in one of a first opening and a second opening that is spaced apart and opposed to the first opening, with a first decorative surface oriented about the first opening, and a second decorative surface that is different from the first decorative surface, oriented about the second opening, wherein the first decorative surface has a different surface finish than the second decorative surface.

US Pat. No. 10,455,803

SUPPORT ARM ASSEMBLY AND MILKING PARLOUR

DELAVAL HOLDING AB, Tumb...

1. A support arm assembly (2) for milking equipment, the support arm assembly (2) comprising:a pivotable support arm (6) comprising
a first pivot member (12), and
an elongated arm member (14) having a distal end portion (24) and a proximal end portion (26), the elongated arm member (14) being configured to support a milking cluster (28) of the milking equipment at the distal end portion (24), the first pivot member (12) being connected to the proximal end portion (26);
a stationary arm suspension (8) configured to support the pivotable support arm (6), the stationary arm suspension (8) comprising a second pivot member (16), the first pivot member (12) and the second pivot member (16) interacting to permit the distal end portion (24) of the elongated arm member (14) to be pivoted in a first direction (18) and an opposite second direction (20) in a substantially horizontal plane; and
a holding device (36) configured to maintain the elongated arm member (14) in a first pivotal position when the elongated arm member (14) is subjected to a pivotal force smaller than a first pivotal position threshold force in the first direction (18) or the second direction (20) and to prevent the elongated arm member (14) from being pivoted beyond the first pivotal position in the first direction (18).
US Pat. No. 10,455,795

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 79150907

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 79150907, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125316.
US Pat. No. 10,455,801

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 76380424

Mertec, LLC, West Point,...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 76380424, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125300.
US Pat. No. 10,456,340

LIQUID-IMPREGNATED NONWOVEN FABRIC WHICH CONTAINS ZINC OXIDE-CONTAINING CELLULOSE FIBERS

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A formed fabric comprising cellulose fibers, wherein the cellulose fibers comprise zinc oxide particles spun into the cellulose fibers and wherein the formed fabric is impregnated with a liquid, wherein the liquid has a pH between 3 and 6.
US Pat. No. 10,460,954

ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING CLEANING AND POST-ETCH RESIDUE REMOVAL COMPOSITION HAVING METAL, DIELECTRIC AND NITRIDE COMPATIBILITY

ENTEGRIS, INC., Billeric...

1. A liquid removal composition, comprising about 0.01 to about 25wt % of at least one fluoride-containing compound, about 0.01 wt % to about 99.9 wt % of at least one organic solvent, about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % water, about 0.01 wt % to about 20 wt % of at least one corrosion inhibitor, and about 0.01 wt % to about 2 wt % of at least one of a dielectric passivating agent and/or a silicon-containing compound, the dielectric passivating agent comprising a species selected from the group consisting of boric acid, ammonium biborate, ammonium pentaborate, sodium tetraborate, ammonium biborate, 3-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, iminodiacetic acid, and combinations thereof, wherein the composition is free of oxidizing agents and wherein said liquid removal composition is useful for removing anti-reflective coating (ARC) materials and/or post-etch residue from a microelectronic device having such materials and/or residue thereon.
US Pat. No. 10,457,887

TRUNK PISTON ENGINE OIL COMPOSITION

CHEVRON ORONITE TECHNOLOG...

1. A low sulfur marine distillate fuel trunk piston diesel engine lubricating oil composition comprising:(a) a major amount of a Group I base oil or a Group II base oil or mixtures thereof;
(b) at least one or more detergents comprising at least one overbased salt of an alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid; and
(c) a succinimide dispersant derived from polyalkylene having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 1400-3000;
wherein the alkyl groups of the overbased salt of an alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid, are at least 90 mole % C20 or greater; and wherein the succinimide dispersant is present at greater than 1.2 wt. % on an actives basis; and the TBN of the low sulfur marine distillate fuel trunk piston diesel engine lubrication oil composition is less than 30 mg KOH/g.
US Pat. No. 10,457,717

ENGINEERED POLYPEPTIDES

DENALI THERAPEUTICS INC.,...

1. A transferrin receptor (TfR) construct comprising from N- to C-terminus:(a) a first polypeptide comprising a C-terminal fragment of a TfR apical domain;
(b) an optional linker; and
(c) a second polypeptide comprising an N-terminal fragment of the TfR apical domain,
wherein the first polypeptide, the optional linker, and the second polypeptide are fused in a tandem series.
US Pat. No. 10,457,730

CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTOR (CAR) COMPRISING A CD19-BINDING DOMAIN

UCL BUSINESS PLC, London...


US Pat. No. 10,457,791

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SELF-ADHESIVE

TESA SE, Nordersedt (DE)...

1. A method for producing a self-adhesive, comprising:foaming a mass system comprising unexpanded microballoons at a first temperature, thereby forming a foamed mass system;
mixing crosslinker substances into the foamed mass system at a second temperature, which is lower than the first temperature, thereby forming a blended mass system; and
shaping the blended mass system to form a layer, thereby forming a self-adhesive,wherein the crosslinker substances are crosslinker substances for thermal crosslinking of the foamed mass system.
US Pat. No. 10,456,785

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE IDENTIFICATION AND MONITORING OF AIRBORNE MICROBIAL ACTIVITY

NUWAVE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An airborne microbial growth and detection apparatus for detecting an airborne microbial growth, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a light source and a first detector, the housing having walls defining an interior volume configured to receive a removable cartridge, the cartridge having a vial defining a volume within which is provided a growth media substrate,
the vial further comprising an open mouth through which air borne particles may pass into the volume of the vial and effect microbial growth on the growth media substrate, and
wherein the cartridge and the housing are configured to mate with each other to effect an operable optical alignment of the vial in the received cartridge with each of the first detector and the light source, and
wherein on receipt of the cartridge within the housing an air flow path through only the cartridge and past the open mouth of the vial is provided, the airflow path operably directing ambient air from outside the housing towards the growth media substrate to effect the microbial growth on the growth media substrate where it is operably detected through use of the light source and detector.

US Pat. No. 10,462,776

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal, a first message;
deciding, by the terminal using the first message, to monitor an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) in a first subframe, wherein the first subframe consists of resource elements arranged in frequency and time domain, the first subframe consists of a first region of resource elements and a second region of resource elements, each of the resource elements in the first region precedes each of the resource elements in the second region in time domain, the first region includes a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), and the second region includes a physical downlink shared channel for data transmission;
determining, by the terminal, a location of a search space for the ePDCCH in the second region at least based on an identifier of the terminal; and
obtaining, by the terminal, the ePDCCH at least based on the location of the search space.

US Pat. No. 10,462,769

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting and receiving, by a user equipment, uplink (UL) data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first UL grant from an eNodeB;
transmitting first UL data to the eNodeB based on the first uplink grant;
receiving an HARQ response of the first uplink data from the eNodeB;
transmitting second uplink data to the eNodeB using retransmission resources allocated for retransmission of the first uplink data; and
transmitting control information indicating whether the second uplink data is retransmission data of the first uplink data or new data generated due to a specific event to the eNodeB through physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources;
receiving scheduling request (SR) transmission resources for transmitting SR information from the eNodeB,
wherein the control information is transmitted to the eNodeB through the SR transmission resources.

US Pat. No. 10,462,762

METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING MULTIPLE DEVICES AND DETERMINING LOCATION BASED ON THE SYNCHRONIZED DEVICES

Wiser Systems, Inc., Ral...

1. A method for synchronizing multiple transceivers to a single master clock, the method comprising:receiving a message broadcast from a master device at at least one known device, the broadcasted message including a departure time in master clock time units (TDEPART-MD);
recording a time of arrival at the at least one known device in the at least one known device time units (TARRIVAL-KD);
repeatedly receiving messages including an associated departure time in master clock time units (TDEPART-MD) and recording associated times of arrival at the at least one known device in the at least one known device time units (TARRIVAL-KD) to provide a plurality of departure time, arrival time pairs (TDEPART-MD, TARRIVAL-KD); and
translating a time of any target event from known device time units to master device time units by applying a fit curve to the departure time, arrival time pairs and applying an offset of a known travel time for a radio frequency signal from the master device to the at least one known device in master clock time units (TTRAVEL-MD).

US Pat. No. 10,462,755

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN NEW RADIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining one or more power parameters that contribute to a transmit power level for a sounding reference signal (SRS), wherein the one or more power parameters are configured differently for different types of SRS transmissions, wherein the different types of SRS transmissions include a first type of SRS transmission and a second type of SRS transmission, and wherein a power parameter, of the one or more power parameters, is configured to be a first value for the first type of SRS transmission and is configured to be a second value for the second type of SRS transmission;
determining the transmit power level for the SRS based at least in part on the one or more power parameters; and
transmitting the SRS using the transmit power level.

US Pat. No. 10,462,745

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXTENDING BATTERY LIFE BY MONITORING DEVICE ACTIVITY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor, that a mobile device has been in an inactive state for a first period of time based on one or more signals indicating that the mobile device has not physically moved faster than a threshold velocity or further than a threshold distance within a local environment over the first period of time;
causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, a mobile application of the mobile device to enter a first idle state for a second period of time in response to the determining;
responsive to expiration of the second period of time, causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the first idle state and enter a maintenance state for a third period of time;
responsive to expiration of the third period of time, causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the maintenance state and enter a second idle state for a fourth period of time; and
responsive to determining, by the processor, that the mobile device is no longer in the inactive state during the fourth period of time, causing, by the processor, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the second idle state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,744

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REUSE OF A WIRELESS MEDIUM DURING WAKE-UP OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a first station, the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the memory configured to store instructions for the processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to:encode a wake-up signal for transmission to a second station;
determine a waiting period for the wake-up signal, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to decode an acknowledgment of the wake-up signal from the second station during the waiting period;
encode a packet for transmission to a third station during the waiting period;
determine whether to retransmit the wake-up signal to the second station based on at least one of:
whether a number of timeout events for wake-up signals transmitted to the second station exceeds a maximum timeouts threshold,
whether a number of wake-up signals transmitted to the second station exceeds a maximum wake-up signal threshold, or
whether a maximum predetermined elapsed time since a first wake-up signal was transmitted to the second station is exceeded;
perform a back-off procedure in response to a determination to retransmit the wake-up signal; and
retransmit the wake-up signal in response to a completion of the back-off procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,462,743

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE RECEIVER

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A mobile communications device comprising:a receiver configured to receive a signal comprising voice data composed of a plurality of voice time intervals, wherein the received signal further comprises signaling data composed of a plurality of signaling time intervals;
a detector circuit configured to detect silence within the voice data, wherein the detector circuit is further configured to detect an absence of at least one signaling symbol within the signaling data;
a controller circuit configured to deactivate the receiver during at least one voice time interval of the plurality of voice time intervals based on the detected silence, wherein the controller circuit is configured to deactivate the receiver during at least one signaling time interval of the plurality of signaling time intervals based on the detected absence of signaling symbols;
a symbol estimator configured to indicate at least one symbol known to correspond to the plurality of configuration symbols or the plurality of signaling symbols, indicate a voice data from the plurality of voice symbols, and indicate a signaling data from the plurality of signaling symbols;
an interference plus noise power estimator configured to determine a noise power estimation: and
a comparator configured to compare at least one symbol known to correspond to the plurality of configuration symbols or the plurality of signaling symbols, the voice data indication, and the signaling data indication, wherein when the voice data indication converges with the noise power estimation, the voice data indication converging with the noise power estimation corresponds to the detected silence within the voice data, and wherein when the signaling data indication converges with the noise power estimation, the signaling data indication converging with the noise power estimation corresponds to the detected absence of signaling symbols within the signaling data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,742

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

15. A method, comprising:monitoring, by a processor of an apparatus, control information in a first sub-frequency band of a radio carrier; and
determining, by the processor, whether to adjust a radio frequency (RF) transceiver of the apparatus according to the control information,
wherein the RF transceiver is turned on solely for receiving bandwidth of the first sub-frequency band of the radio carrier in a power saving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,462,741

COMMUNICATION METHOD CARRIED OUT BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL UTILIZING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a proxy procedure in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a second user equipment (UE) and comprising:performing the proxy procedure for a handover of a first UE,
wherein, in the proxy procedure, the second UE transmits a measurement result message to a source cell,
wherein, in the proxy procedure, the second UE transmits, to the source cell, information informing that the second UE performs the proxy procedure for the handover of the first UE as a proxy for the first UE, and
wherein the information includes a configuration for the first UE that the first UE is going to be used in a target cell and a configuration for the second UE that the second UE is going to be used in the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,462,736

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communications terminal, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals via a wireless access interface to an infrastructure equipment for forming a mobile communications network;
a receiver configured to receive signals from the infrastructure equipment via the wireless access interface; and
a controller configured, in combination with the transmitter and the receiver, to
receive selection information that represents a rule for selecting a wireless communications network, of a plurality of wireless communication networks, in which to transmit or receive data;
determine one or more measurements of wireless access interfaces of the plurality of wireless communications networks to determine which wireless communications network the communications terminal should select to transmit or receive the data; and
select a first wireless communications network, of the plurality of wireless communications networks, in accordance with the selection information and the one or more measurements, wherein
when the receiver receives adapted selection information providing an adapted rule for selecting a wireless communications network, the controller is configured to
determine one or more adapted measurements of the wireless access interfaces in accordance with the adapted selection information; and
select a second wireless communications network, of the plurality of wireless communications networks, which satisfies the adapted rule in accordance with the adapted-determined measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,462,735

METHOD, TERMINAL AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM FOR REALIZING NETWORK ACCESS IN NON-LOCAL NETWORK

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for implementing network access, which is applied to a terminal, the method comprising:when detecting that the terminal is located in a non-local network, acquiring a network identifier corresponding to the non-local network, wherein the non-local network is different from a network to which a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card of the terminal belongs;
establishing a data connection with a network server according to the network identifier, and acquiring authentication information of a virtual SIM card for accessing the non-local network; and
accessing the non-local network by using the authentication information of the virtual SIM card;
wherein the establishing a data connection with a network server according to the network identifier, and acquiring authentication information of a virtual SIM card for accessing the non-local network comprises:
acquiring a network access parameter corresponding to the network identifier of the non-local network based on a corresponding relationship between the network identifier and the network access parameter;
establishing the data connection by using the network access parameter, and acquiring, from the network server, a routing address for accessing a database server; and
accessing the database server by using the routing address, and acquiring the authentication information of the virtual SIM card for accessing the non-local network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,714

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILITY MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method to operate a terminal in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:transmitting a connection request message to a target base station, wherein the connection request message is a radio resource control (RRC) connection reestablishment request message;
receiving, from the target base station, a terminal information request message including information indicating that radio link failure information is requested; and
transmitting, to the target base station, a terminal information response message including information on a source base station where radio link failure is detected, in response to the terminal information request message, wherein the information on the source base station comprises a tracking area code (TAC).

US Pat. No. 10,462,713

TECHNIQUES FOR HANDOVER PROCEDURE MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for handover operation management by a target base station, comprising:receiving a reference signal configuration of a user equipment (UE) from a source base station;
monitoring reference signal information associated with the UE based at least in part on the reference signal configuration of the UE received from the source base station;
estimating timing information for the UE based at least in part on the reference signal information;
transmitting, during a handover preparation operation between the source base station and the target base station, the timing information to the source base station prior to a scheduled physical random access channel (PRACH) procedure, wherein the source base station provides the timing information to the UE to forgo the PRACH procedure and for facilitating handover to the target base station;
negotiating, with the source base station, physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resources during the handover preparation operation; and
receiving, on at least one first available PUSCH resource, an uplink data transmission from the UE after uplink resources are assigned by the source base station for the target base station.

US Pat. No. 10,462,707

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:obtaining a present interaction information of a transmission link of a current moment;
analyzing the present interaction information, to obtain a present link status information corresponding to the present interaction information;
obtaining a historical interaction information of the transmission link of the current moment from a historical data warehouse;
determining an available bandwidth for current data transmission according to the present link status information that corresponds to the present interaction information and a historical link status information that corresponds to the historical interaction information of the transmission link, comprising:
analyzing the historical interaction information in a same manner as analyzing the present interaction information to obtain the historical link status information of the historical interaction information of the transmission link; and
transmitting a data packet to a data receive end according to the available bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,462,696

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:one or more computers that causes the communication apparatus to:
execute share processing for sharing a communication parameter;
execute search processing, by sending a probe request and receiving a probe response, to search a communication partner apparatus that executes the share processing in a plurality of channels including a first channel and a second channel, wherein the second channel is not adjacent to the first channel; execute wait processing, by waiting for a probe request from a communication partner apparatus, wherein, in a case where the communication apparatus receives a probe request during execution of the wait processing, the communication apparatus responds by sending a probe response; and
notifying an error in a case where an error occurs in the share processing,
wherein when the search processing in the first channel is finished, the communication apparatus execute the search processing in the second channel without the search processing in a third channel which is adjacent to the first channel and length of period for the wait processing is randomly determined.

US Pat. No. 10,462,694

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS NETWORK MANAGEMENT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:generating, at a wireless device, a report associated with a wireless local area network (WLAN), wherein the report is generated in response to a report request received from a network access point to resolve problems with the WLAN, the report request comprising a notification sub-element including a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with an alternate access technology to connect the wireless device to the network access point, the URL used for transmission in response to transmission errors through the WLAN;
sending the report to the network access point through the WLAN;
determining that the report was not received by the network access point through the WLAN; and
in response to a loss of the connection to the WLAN, resending the report, through the alternate access technology using the URL, from the wireless device to the network access point.

US Pat. No. 10,462,689

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A network probe comprising:a housing;
a port plug configured to connect to a port of a vehicle communication network mobile access point (MAP); and
at least one module comprising a processor and memory in the housing,wherein the at least one module is operable to, at least:monitor operation of a monitored MAP to which the port plug is connected;
prepare one or more reports regarding the monitored MAP operation;
determine a manner in which to communicate the one or more reports to a destination by, at least in part:
operating to determine, based at least in part on the monitored MAP operation, whether to communicate the one or more reports in a real-time manner or in a delay-tolerant manner; and
communicate the one or more reports to the destination in the determined manner, wherein:
the at least one module is operable to determine the manner in which to communicate the one or more reports to the destination by, at least in part:
operating to determine, based at least in part on the monitored MAP operation, a respective communication network through which each of the one or more reports is to be communicated; and
the at least one module is operable to determine the respective communication network through which each of the one or more reports is to be communicated by, at least in part, selecting a first communication network if the monitored MAP operation corresponds to a failed test, and selecting a second communication network different from the first communication network if the monitored MAP operation corresponds to a passed test.

US Pat. No. 10,462,681

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT (UE) FOR CELL RESELECTION IN CONNECTED MODE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for cell reselection by a user equipment (UE) in a connected mode, the method comprising:measuring signal strength of neighboring cells in one or more inter-radio access technology (inter-RAT) frequencies while camped on a serving cell in the connected mode;
determining power class (PC) capability of the neighboring cells based on a band of the one or more inter-RAT frequencies; and
reselecting to a neighboring cell using the determined PC capability when the measured signal strength of the neighboring cell meets a pre-defined reselection threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,680

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING BEAMFORMING SCHEME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of a transmitter in a wireless communication system supporting beamforming-based radio communication, the method comprising:transmitting a plurality of transmission beams, wherein each transmission beam includes a reference signal and a transmission beam identifier for identifying each transmission beam;
receiving beam information from a receiver, the beam information including at least one transmission beam identifier for data communication and error detection information;
checking the error detection information;
selecting, when the beam information includes two or more beam identifiers, an identifier among the two or more beam identifiers;
transmitting, to the receiver, an acknowledgement signal depending on the checked error detection information and the selected identifier through a transmission beam corresponding to the selected identifier; and
communicating, when no error is detected based on the checked error detection information, data with the transmission beam.

US Pat. No. 10,462,677

TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:a communication circuitry configured to communicatively connect with a first network using a first frequency band or a second frequency band;
a detection circuitry configured to detect communication of a second network that is performed using the second frequency band; and
an interference avoidance circuitry configured to perform a process of avoiding radio interference in the second frequency band,
wherein the interference avoidance circuitry is configured to control switching of a channel in the second frequency band to be used in connecting with the first network by the communication circuitry based on whether or not an identifier identifying an access point of the second network detected by the detection circuitry includes a specific identifier,
wherein the specific identifier is a registered identification of the access point of the second network stored in the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,671

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR AUTHENTICATING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a first network node for authenticating a communication device, the method comprising:a) recognizing reception of a message from a second network node, the message initiating an authentication session for the communication device;
b) initiating, a roundtrip of said authentication session, comprising a transmission of state related information to the second node, said state related information being information indicative of the state of the first network node in association with execution of the ongoing roundtrip of said authentication session;
c) initiating deletion of at least part of the state related information from storage, accessible to the first network node;
d) recognizing reception of a response, associated with said roundtrip of said authentication session, from the second network node, the response comprising said state related information;
e) initiating a recreation of at least part of said state, the recreation being executed based on said received state related information; and
f) initiating completion of said roundtrip of said authentication session, wherein the completion is based on said at least partly recreated state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,670

RADIO TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A radio terminal apparatus comprising:at least one radio transceiver; and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one radio transceiver, wherein
the at least one processor is configured to perform device-to-device (D2D) communication by using the at least one radio transceiver,
the at least one processor is configured to perform D2D communication with at least one radio terminal belonging to a second group when a predetermined condition is satisfied, the predetermined condition including that a first radio terminal belonging to a first group to which the radio terminal apparatus belongs gives, to the second group different from the first group, implicit or explicit permission to perform D2D communication between the first and second groups, and
the at least one processor is configured to broadcast a communication setting related to D2D communication between the radio terminal apparatus and the second group when the radio terminal apparatus cannot communicate with the first radio terminal directly or through another radio terminal belonging to the first group.

US Pat. No. 10,462,662

COMBINED SECURITY AND QOS COORDINATION AMONG DEVICES

Sophos Limited, Abingdon...

2. A computer implemented method to maintain security and wireless network service, the method comprising:establishing, by a firewall, respective secure channels with each of a plurality of wireless access points (WAPs) and each of a plurality of endpoints;
receiving, by the firewall, a plurality of reports communicated over the respective secure channels from the plurality of WAPs and the plurality of endpoints, each of the plurality of reports including security status information and wireless network status information;
deriving network configuration changes based on one or more of the reports, the network configuration changes balancing an assignment of a number of endpoints, including the plurality of endpoints, among the plurality of WAPs based at least in part on an indication of application use determined by a security routine on one of the plurality of endpoints and reported to the firewall using one of the secure channels; and
transmitting commands to at least a subset of the plurality of endpoints, the commands to direct implementation of the network configuration changes.

US Pat. No. 10,462,659

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROXIMAL AUTHENTICATION OF WIRELESS ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating between devices, the method comprising:dividing a first public key of a first device into at least two partial keys;
transmitting the at least two partial keys divided from the first public key through at least two communication channels having different physical characteristics;
receiving, from a second device, at least two partial keys divided from a second public key through at least one of the at least two communication channels;
determining whether lengths of the at least two partial keys divided from the first public key and lengths of the at least two partial keys divided from a second public key are equal to each other; and
in response to lengths of the at least two partial keys divided from the first public key and lengths of the at least two partial keys divided from a second public key being equal to each other, performing secure communication with the second device using a public key generated based on the at least two partial keys divided from the second public key.

US Pat. No. 10,462,658

USER EQUIPMENT HAVING WEB REAL TIME COMMUNICATION ARCHITECTURE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A communication device, comprising:a transceiver configured to communicate with a network; and
processor circuitry communicatively coupled to the transceiver, the processor circuitry configured to:
generate, by a web browser, a request for authentication of the web browser;
provide, by the web browser, the request for authentication to a Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) web proxy function (WWPF);
obtain, by the WWPF, credentials utilized for authentication of the web browser in response to the request for authentication, wherein the credentials are internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) credentials that are representative of the communication device and do not include any user input;
provide, by the WWPF using the transceiver, the credentials to a client via the network to authenticate the web browser with the client; and
establish, by the WWPF, a WebRTC session with the client based on receiving authentication of the web browser with the client, wherein the WebRTC session is displayed by the web browser of the communication device,
wherein the web browser and the WWPF are implemented on the processor circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,462,651

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR STREAMING AUDIO AND VIDEO

ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC, Ev...

1. A wirelessly enabled content delivery device adapted for use in a hospitality environment with a user device, comprising:a surface, the surface has a front side and a back side, the surface is configured to be mounted on a wall of a room of the hospitality environment;
a wireless data system, the wireless data system includes a wireless data module, the wireless data system is fixed to the back side of the surface, the wireless data module is configured to communicate with the user device and to receive a wireless stream of data from the user device; and
a data output interface, the data output interface is coupled with the surface and is configured to receive data from the wireless data module, wherein the data is derived from the wireless stream of data, the wirelessly enabled content delivery device is configured to receive a primary source of alternating current (AC) electrical power from the wall of the room.

US Pat. No. 10,462,649

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR POWER CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT RELATING TO UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARDS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a mobile equipment or user equipment (ME/UE), that a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) coupled to the ME/UE is associated with a particular bit value included in an elementary file,
wherein the particular bit value indicates which at least one polling event of a polling cycle to skip by identifying at least one of:
a value n when the ME/UE is to skip a polling event for every nth polling cycle, or
a value m and a value p when the ME/UE is to skip a polling event for m of every p polling cycles; and
skipping, by the ME/UE, the at least one polling event based at least in part on the particular bit value.

US Pat. No. 10,462,642

PANIC MODE MANAGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Republic Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method of managing a panic mode for a communication device in a communication system that includes a communications server, the method comprising:engaging a panic mode on a communication device via a triggering event, the communication device including a cellular transceiver;
simultaneously causing the communication device to: (i) emit an audible alert at a frequency above 8 kHz; and (ii) detect and capture any audio at frequencies below 8 kHz such that the captured audio does not include any noise attributable to the emitted audible alert;
causing the communication device to collect a first type of metadata while panic mode is engaged on the communication device, the first type of metadata including a date stamp, a time stamp, and a location;
causing the communication device to collect a second type of metadata while panic mode is engaged, the second type of metadata comprising any detected other device identifiers unique to nearby devices, the other device identifiers including one or more of a MAC address, a Bluetooth device identifier, and a near field communication (NFC) device identifier; and
causing the cellular transceiver to send a notification message to at least one other associated communication device and at least one additional endpoint via the communications server, the notification message indicative of the communication device having engaged panic mode.

US Pat. No. 10,462,641

MOBILE DEVICE ACCESSORY WITH SEPARATE COMPONENT FOR CONTROL OR ALERT

Katana Safety, Inc., Gre...

1. A mobile device accessory comprising:a housing having an attachment surface configured to adhere to a mobile device; wireless communications circuitry for communication with the mobile device;
a trigger component removably attachable to the housing and comprising a feature configured to facilitate removal of the trigger component from the housing, the feature comprising at least one of a slot, a void, or a recess; and
detection circuitry for detecting whether the trigger component has been removed from the housing;
wherein the accessory is configured such that, if the detection circuitry detects that the trigger component has been at least partially removed, the detection circuitry causes the accessory to perform one or more of the following operations:
(i) activation of an audible alarm;
(ii) communication between the accessory and the mobile device to cause the mobile device to execute one or more software applications stored in a memory of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,638

LONE WORKER FALL DETECTION

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A lone worker system for performing a safety check, the lone worker system comprising:a mobile device comprising:
a sensor;
a memory storing a safety check application thereon; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, executing the safety check application to detect a condition indicating an emergency by simultaneously operating a set of three safety protection modes comprising a motion mode, an activity mode, and a connectivity mode, the activity mode comprising a first active tracking of a fall motion event by the sensor, the activity mode comprising a second active tracking of user operations of the mobile device, and the connectivity mode comprising a third active tracking of whether the mobile device is disconnected and for how long,
wherein, in response to the fall motion event being detected during the first active tracking, the processor operates a first count utilizing a motion timer of the safety check application, the fall motion event being a swift movement by the mobile device that exceeds a benchmark value, where:
if the first count exceeds a predetermined amount of time, the safety check application enters an emergency mode to execute an emergency alert, and
if a motion is detected after the fall motion event by the sensor of the mobile device before the first count exceeds the predetermined amount of time, the mobile device returns to simultaneously operating the set of three safety protection modes, the motion indicating that the mobile device was picked up,
wherein, during the second active tracking, the processor operates a second count utilizing an activity timer of the safety check application, where:
if the second count exceeds a predetermined amount of time and a user check-in input is not received through the mobile device, the safety check application enters the emergency mode to execute the emergency alert, and
if the user check-in input is received through the mobile device before the second count exceeds the predetermined amount of time, the mobile device returns to simultaneously operating the set of three safety protection modes,
wherein, during the third active tracking, the processor operates to determine whether the mobile device is disconnected and for how long and the safety check application enters the emergency mode to execute the emergency alert when the mobile device remains disconnected.

US Pat. No. 10,462,635

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, PORTABLE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus capable of communicating, using predetermined wireless communication, with a wearable computer device, the information processing apparatus comprising,a memory storing instructions; and
a processor which is capable of executing the instructions causing the information processing apparatus to:
store information for identifying the information processing apparatus, wherein the stored information includes a device name and address information;
detect, by the predetermined wireless communication, the wearable computer device, which a user is wearing, wherein the stored information is different than information for identifying the detected wearable computer device;
receive information of a pairing terminal paired with the detected wearable computer device directly from the detected wearable computer device by using the predetermined wireless communication, and
in response to a reception of a request, transmit data according to the received information of the pairing terminal,
wherein the data is transmitted via a communication different from a communication between the detected wearable computer device and the pairing terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,629

BANDWIDTH SELECTION FOR ENHANCED MACHINE-TYPE-COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a wireless device, a scheduling indicator on a first instance of a control channel;
determining that a data transmission is scheduled for the wireless device based at least in part on the received scheduling indicator;
identifying a first frequency band associated with the data transmission;
identifying a second frequency band associated with a second instance of the control channel;
identifying a third frequency band to monitor based at least in part on the first and second frequency bands and a bandwidth mode of the wireless device, wherein the third frequency band includes the first frequency band, and wherein the third frequency band comprises an associated bandwidth that is based at least in part on the bandwidth mode of the wireless device; and
receiving the data transmission in the first frequency band and a portion of the second instance of the control channel in the second frequency band that overlaps with the third frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,462,625

TIME-MULTIPLEX TRANSMISSION OF LOCALISATION BEACON SIGNALS AND CONTROL-RELATED SIGNALS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A localization system for detecting a location of a mobile device within an environment, the localization system comprising:a plurality of wireless reference nodes, wherein each of the wireless reference nodes comprises a wireless interface arranged for transmission of localization beacon signals between the wireless interface and the mobile device, wherein one or more wireless reference nodes, of said plurality of wireless reference nodes, further comprises a respective sensor;
one or more appliances arranged to provide or contribute to providing another utility into the environment, other than localization of mobile devices;
one or more controllers arranged to control said one or more appliances, and to use a wireless interface of each of the appliances to transmit and/or listen for a plurality of control-related signals, other than the localization beacon signals, related to controlling the provision of said utility, the control-related signals being communicated on a same or overlapping frequency band as the localization beacon signals;
wherein at least some of the control-related signals comprise sensor data transmitted from at least one of said one or more wireless reference nodes, taken using the respective sensor;
wherein the plurality of wireless reference nodes are configured to time-multiplex transmission of and/or listening for the localization beacon signals and transmission of and/or listening for said plurality of control-related signals into different time slots;
wherein the at least one of said one or more wireless reference nodes is further configured to detect one or more sensing events based on activity sensed using the respective sensor, transmit the sensor data in an allocated one of said time slots on condition that one of the sensing events is detected, and transmit one of the localization beacon signals in said allocated time slot on condition that none of the sensing events is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,462,613

SEGMENTED WANCASTING

iHeartMedia Management Se...

1. A method for execution by a computing device, the method comprises:configuring one or more content preferences associated with a remote media content processing system;
configuring a content database associated with the remote media content processing system;
configuring a content playback schedule associated with the remote media content processing system;
transferring information associated with the remote media content processing system to one or more other remote media content processing systems, the information including the content preferences, the content database, and the content playback schedule; and
wherein the information provides a configuration for segmented WANcasting of a content item to the remote media content processing system from one or more of the other remote media content processing systems, the segmented WANcasting including establishing an in-production content entry until the content item is complete; and
wherein the establishing an in-production content entry includes:
receiving a content segment of the content item at the remote media content processing system; and if the received content segment is a first-received content segment of the content item, the received content segment is stored; and if the received content segment is not the first-received content segment of the content item, confirming a proper order of the received content segment with respect to other previously-received content segments, and appending the received content segment to the previously-received content segments to build the content item.

US Pat. No. 10,462,606

LOCATION HISTORY ACCESS FOR LOST TRACKING DEVICE

Tile, Inc., San Mateo, C...

1. A method for locating a tracking device comprising:providing, by a mobile device to a tracking server while the mobile device is within range of the tracking device, a first set of locations of the mobile device and an indication that the mobile device is within range of the tracking device as the mobile device moves within a geographic area;
providing, by the mobile device to the tracking server after the tracking device is lost and the mobile device moves out of range of the tracking device, a second set of locations of the mobile device and an indication that the mobile device is out of range of the tracking device as the mobile device continues to move within the geographic area; and
displaying, by a client device, a map interface showing the first set of locations and the second set of locations, each location in the first set of locations represented within the map interface by a first icon indicating the location of the mobile device and indicating that the mobile device was communicatively connected to the tracking device while at the location, and each location in the second set of locations represented within the map interface by a second icon visually distinct from the first icon indicating the location of the mobile device after the tracking device is lost and the mobile device lost connection with the tracking device, the second set of locations represented by a plurality of second icons and indicating a path within the map interface of the mobile device after the tracking device was lost and after the mobile device moved out of range of the tracking device, wherein the map interface further includes a playback element that, when selected, causes the display of the locations within the map interface to be animated in an order in which the locations are sent by the mobile device to the tracking server.

US Pat. No. 10,462,593

MATRIXED AUDIO SETTINGS

VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC...

1. A method comprisingin an audio system that comprises at least one audio output element operable to output audio signals:
configuring a matrixed mapping between one or more audio modes supported in said audio system and a plurality of audio settings applicable in said audio system, wherein:
said matrixed mapping defines for each audio mode, valid values for each of corresponding one or more audio settings from the plurality of audio settings; and
said configuring of said matrixed mapping comprises selecting said valid values for each of a corresponding one or more audio settings based on one or more of: user input, real-time operational data, and/or real time characterization testing;
receiving a first user input that comprises a selection of an audio mode;
determining based on said selected audio mode and said matrixed mapping, one or more audio settings applicable during generating, processing, and/or outputting of said audio signals;
configuring at least one user control element to enable a second user input that comprises a selection between said one or more audio settings based on said defined valid values.

US Pat. No. 10,462,569

PROVIDING AGGREGATE PLAYBACK INFORMATION

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A method comprising:receiving, via a network device over a wide area network (WAN) from a first playback system, first audio information data related to audio content played by the first playback system during a first time period, wherein the first playback system comprises at least one first playback device, and wherein the first audio information data related to audio content played by the first playback system during the first time period is automatically sent by the first playback system after an expiration of the first time period;
receiving, via the network device over the WAN from a second playback system, second audio information data related to audio content played by the second playback system during a second time period, wherein the second playback system comprises at least one second playback device, wherein the first playback system and the second playback system are both associated with a given household, and wherein the second audio information data related to audio content played by the second playback system during the second time period is automatically sent by the second playback system after an expiration of the second time period;
generating, via the network device, (1) a first playlist of content based on the first audio information data related to audio content played by the first playback system during the first time period, and (2) a second playlist of content based on the second audio information data related to audio content played by the second playback system during the second time period;
receiving, via the network device over the WAN from the first playback system, a request to retrieve the first playlist of content, wherein the request to retrieve the first playlist of content is received by the network device at a first request time, and wherein the request to retrieve the first playlist of content is received as a result of the first playback system receiving a first command issued by a controller device that is connected to the first playback system via one or more data networks;
receiving, via the network device over the WAN from the second playback system, a request to retrieve the second playlist of content, wherein the request to retrieve the second playlist of content is received by the network device at a second request time that is different than the first request time, and wherein the request to retrieve the second playlist of content is received as a result of the second playback system receiving a second command issued by the controller device that is connected to the second playback system via the one or more data networks;
sending, via the network device over the WAN to the first playback system, the requested first playlist of content; and
sending, via the network device over the WAN to the second playback system, the requested second playlist of content.

US Pat. No. 10,462,561

AUDIO GENERATOR INCLUDING A REFLECTOR WITH A NON-FLAT CONTOUR

KPO Innovation AB, Arsta...

13. An audio generator comprising:a transducer;
a reflector; and
an audio exit aperture,
the transducer including:
a body; and
a membrane including a non-flat surface, the membrane configured to propagate first and second audio waves of same frequency in a first direction away from the non-flat surface, said non-flat surface causing a phase deviation between the first and second audio waves, wherein the membrane includes an outer perimeter flexibly attached to a portion of the body, said outer perimeter defining an aperture including an aperture plane, and wherein, in operation, the membrane is configured to cause said first and second audio waves to propagate through said aperture towards the reflector;
the reflector including:
a reflector surface facing said non-flat surface of the membrane, the entire reflector surface being tilted in relation to said aperture plane to cause first and second reflections of the first and second audio waves to propagate in a second direction towards said audio exit aperture, said second direction being different from said first direction,
wherein at least a portion of said reflector surface includes a shape based on an inverted and stretched non-flat surface of the membrane, the inverted and stretched non-flat reflector surface portion thereby being configured to reflect said first and second audio waves so as to reduce, minimize, or eliminate a phase deviation between the first and second reflections of the first and second audio waves at the audio exit aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,462,538

CUSTOMIZED GENERATION OF HIGHLIGHT SHOW WITH NARRATIVE COMPONENT

Thuuz, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a customized highlight show having a narrative, for presentation to a user, comprising:at a web server, receiving a request for the customized highlight show from a client device and passing the request to an application server;
at a hardware processor of the application server, receiving an electronic signal comprising source content representing at least a portion of at least one sporting event;
at the hardware processor of the application server, determining, based on available metadata, which sport of a plurality of sports is depicted in the source content, wherein each sport in the plurality has a stored play definition, the play definition including criteria for determining play start time and play end time for that sport;
at the hardware processor of the application server, identifying at least one narrative relating to at least a portion of the source content, wherein the at least one narrative provides a coherent story that links a set of segments relating to at least one of a participant, team, story, and play associated with the at least one sporting event;
at the hardware processor of the application server, identifying the play definition for the sport depicted in the source content;
at at least one of the hardware processor of the application server and a hardware processor of an analytical server, based on the identified play definition for the sport depicted in the source content and based on the available metadata, performing an analysis to identify individual plays within the at least one sporting event;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, performing video analysis on a video component of the source content to establish at least one of a suitable start and end time for each identified individual play;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, automatically prioritizing the identified plays based at least in part on the degree to which they support the identified at least one narrative;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, automatically generating a plurality of segments from the representation of the at least one sporting event, each segment having a start time and an end time, and each segment corresponding to at least one of the identified individual plays within the at least one sporting event, wherein, for each generated segment, at least one of the start and end times is selected based on at least one of the established suitable start and end times;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, automatically adjusting at least one of the start and end times of at least one of the segments corresponding to at least one of the selected plays;
at the hardware processor of the application server, automatically generating a customized highlight show for the at least one sporting event, based on the identified and prioritized plays, wherein the customized highlight show comprises at least a subset of the generated segments using at least one of the adjusted start and end times;
transmitting the customized highlight show from the application server to the client device; and
at an output device of the client device, outputting the customized highlight show.

US Pat. No. 10,462,525

AUTOMATIC DETERMINATION AND RETRIEVAL OF A FAVORITE CHANNEL

Universal Electronics Inc...

1. A non-transitory, computer readable media having instructions stored thereon which, when executed by a processing device of a controlling device used to transmit media selection commands to a consumer electronic device, causes the processing device of the controlling device to perform steps comprising:storing in a memory of the controlling device in associating with a predetermined input element of the controlling device data indicative of each of a plurality of media selection commands caused to be transmitted to the consumer electronic device by the controlling device when a time between media selection commands transmitted to the consumer electronic device by the controlling device exceeds a first prescribed period of time;
ordering from first to last the data stored in the memory of the controlling device that is indicative of each of the plurality of media selection commands caused to be transmitted to the consumer electronic device by the controlling device; and
in response to each of a plurality of successive activations of the predetermined input element of the controlling device, causing the controlling device to successively transmit each of the plurality of media selection commands to the consumer electronic device according to the ordering of the data stored within the memory of the controlling device unless any one of the plurality of successive activations of the predetermined input element of the controlling device exceeds a second prescribed period of time whereupon the controlling device is caused to transmit to the consumer electronic device the one of the plurality of media selection commands corresponding to the first ordered one of the data stored within the memory of the controlling device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,520

PACING CONTROL DEVICE, PACING CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A pacing control device to perform pacing control on a content distributed from a content distribution device that performs streaming-based content distribution, the pacing control device comprising:an obtainer configured to obtain a communication quality threshold that corresponds to a communication environment in the pacing control device; and
a controller configured not to make a request for the content to the content distribution device in a case where a communication quality in the pacing control device is lower than the communication quality threshold, and to make the request for the content to the content distribution device in a case where the communication quality is higher than the communication quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,516

SPORTS BAR MODE AUTOMATIC VIEWING DETERMINATION

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A method for automatically selecting a television channel, the method comprising:obtaining, by a controller, viewing preferences for a plurality of users within a premises comprising a plurality of televisions;
receiving, by the controller from a reader disposed within the premises, line of sight information relating to the plurality of users;
identifying, by the controller in accordance with the line of sight information, a first subset of the plurality of users with a line of sight to a first television of the plurality of televisions using triangulation of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags associated with each of the first subset of the plurality of users;
identifying, by the controller in accordance with the line of sight information, a second subset of the plurality of users with a line of sight to a second television of the plurality of televisions;
assigning, by the controller, a first television channel to the first television based on the viewing preferences of the first subset of the plurality of users;
assigning, by the controller, a second television channel to the second television based on the viewing preferences of the second subset of the plurality of users; and
sending, by the controller, an instruction to display the first television channel on the first television and the second television channel on the second television.

US Pat. No. 10,462,515

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An information processing method, applied in a second device, comprising:receiving, by the second device from a fourth device, a first read request containing video information of a video played at the fourth device, a frame number of a current frame, and position information of a user input operation comprising a user interaction with the video to receive information about a commodity in the video;
querying, by the second device, a two-dimensional list corresponding to the current frame for an identification of the commodity according to the position information of the user input operation, wherein the two-dimensional index for the current frame includes at least two different commodities at different locations within the frame;
acquiring, by the second device, identification information of the commodity in the video corresponding to the user interaction with the video based on the query of the two-dimensional list;
acquiring, by the second device, according to the identification information of the commodity, corresponding advertisement information comprising commodity information and attribute information, wherein the commodity information and the attribute information are used to display the commodity and provide purchase information to the user;
sending, by the second device, the first read response comprising the advertisement information to the fourth device, so that the fourth device can display the advertisement information on a display screen of the fourth device; and
receiving, by the second device, a second advertisement access request from a first device, the second advertisement access request containing the identification information of the commodity and the advertisement information of the commodity.

US Pat. No. 10,462,511

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for presenting information, the method comprising:acquiring at least one preset information presentation time point in a video to be played and a pre-stored presentation information set associated with video content at the at least one preset information presentation time point, wherein the pre-stored presentation information set corresponds to the at least one preset information presentation time point in a one-to-one manner;
determining a number of browsing times of each of presentation information types, based on historical browsing information;
selecting, from the pre-stored presentation information set, presentation information with one of the presentation information types having a greatest number of browsing times among the determined number of browsing times of each of the presentation information types, as to-be-presented information corresponding to the acquired at least one preset information presentation time point;
acquiring a preset target number of presenting times and a remaining number of presenting times of each of pieces of presentation information for the video in the pre-stored presentation information set;
determining a priority of each of the pieces of the presentation information for the video, based on a ratio of the acquired remaining number of presenting times to the acquired preset target number of presenting times of a respective one of the pieces of the presentation information for the video, wherein the priority is higher as the ratio is greater, and the priority is lower as the ratio is lesser;
selecting, from the pre-stored presentation information set, one of the pieces of the presentation information for the video having a highest priority, further as the to-be-presented information corresponding to the acquired at least one preset information presentation time point;
sending the selected to-be-presented information corresponding to the acquired at least one preset information presentation time point, to a terminal; and
controlling the terminal to display the selected to-be-presented information, along with the video, and along with a marker connecting the displayed to-be-presented information to a relevant commodity in the displayed video,
wherein the method is performed by a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,504

TARGETING VIDEOS BASED ON VIEWER SIMILARITY

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for serving video clips comprising:determining a subset of viewers of a video, from viewers of the video, that shared the video within a threshold period of time after viewing the video based on passive actions of the viewers of the video;
generating a viewer characteristic profile for the video based on characteristics of viewers in the subset of viewers of the video, the viewer characteristic profile for the video reflecting characteristics of a viewer most likely to have a positive interaction with the video;
determining a likelihood score of a prospective viewer based on a profile for the prospective viewer and the viewer characteristic profile for the video;
determining that the likelihood score of the prospective viewer is above a defined likelihood level; and
serving, over a network, the video to a client device associated with the prospective viewer based on the determination that the likelihood score of the prospective viewer is above the defined likelihood level.

US Pat. No. 10,462,482

MULTI-REFERENCE COMPOUND PREDICTION OF A BLOCK USING A MASK MODE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for encoding frames of a video sequence, comprising:determining, using a first set of reference frames, a mask for segmenting a current block of a current frame of the video sequence into at least a first segment and a second segment;
generating, for the first segment of the current block, a first predictor using the first set of reference frames;
generating, for the second segment of the current block, a second predictor using a second set of reference frames, wherein the first set of reference frames is a subset of the second set of reference frames;
encoding the current block into an encoded bitstream using the first predictor and the second predictor; and
encoding one or more bits in the encoded bitstream indicating that a coding mode of the current block is a mask mode, without encoding the mask into the encoded bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,462,474

CODING OF SIGNIFICANCE MAPS AND TRANSFORM COEFFICIENT BLOCKS

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. An apparatus for decoding a data stream representing an encoded video, the apparatus comprising:a decoder configured to extract, from a data stream based on context-adaptive entropy decoding, first-type syntax elements and second-type syntax elements both syntax element types related to a transform coefficient block, wherein each of the first-type syntax elements indicates whether at a respective position of the first-type syntax element within the transform coefficient block a significant transform coefficient is present, and each of the second-type syntax elements relates to a value of the significant transform coefficient at a respective position of the second-type syntax element within the transform coefficient block; and
an associator configured to associate the first-type syntax elements to the respective positions within the transform coefficient block in a scan order,
wherein the decoder is configured to use, in context-adaptive entropy decoding the first-type syntax elements, contexts which are selected for each of the first-type syntax elements, wherein the context for a current first-type syntax element being decoded is selected in accordance with the scan order, a transform block size and a number of positions of the significant transform coefficients within the transform coefficient block related to previously extracted first-type syntax elements in a neighborhood of the current first-type syntax element.

US Pat. No. 10,462,470

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR COPYING A BLOCK OF VIDEO SAMPLES

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method of decoding a block of samples of an image frame from a video bitstream, the method comprising:accessing a plurality of components of a vector in the video bitstream, the plurality of components indicating a spatial location in the image frame of a block of reference samples that corresponds to the block samples;
reading a plurality of adaptation parameters corresponding to the plurality of components of the vector from a local memory, the adaptation parameters being determined based on a size of a coding unit containing the block of samples, the size of the coding unit being specified in luma samples;
decoding each of the plurality of components of the vector from the video bitstream using a corresponding adaptation parameter from the plurality of adaptation parameters, wherein each said adaptation parameter is updated, for use in decoding further vectors from the video bitstream, using the corresponding decoded component so that each said adaptation parameter is adapted to statistics of the corresponding component that are derived from a single sequence of image frames including the image frame, and wherein each adaptation parameter is updated independently of other adaptation parameters of the plurality of adaptation parameters;
copying the block of reference samples from the video bitstream using the plurality of decoded components of the vector and decoded components from the decoded further vectors; and
decoding the block of samples using the copied block of reference samples.

US Pat. No. 10,462,469

METHOD FOR ENCODING VIDEO, METHOD FOR DECODING VIDEO, AND APPARATUS USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A video decoding method by a video decoder, comprising:receiving flag information for whether a picture in a reference layer is not used for an inter-layer prediction;
decoding and storing pictures in the reference layer;
deriving an inter-layer reference picture for a current block from at least one of the decoded pictures in the reference layer based on the flag information;
constructing a reference picture list comprising the inter-layer reference picture in the reference layer and a reference picture in the current layer;
deriving a predicted sample of the current block in the current layer based on the inter-layer reference picture comprised in the reference picture list;
deriving a reconstructed picture based on the predicted sample and a residual sample of the current block; and
performing deblocking filtering on the reconstructed picture,
wherein when the flag information indicates that a specific picture in the reference layer is not used for the inter-layer prediction, the specific picture is not comprised in the inter-layer reference picture set, and
wherein the flag information is received through a slice segment header, and in all slice segment header of the picture in the reference layer, a value of the flag information is set to the same.

US Pat. No. 10,462,464

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VIDEO SIGNAL USING ADAPTIVE SAMPLING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing a deblocking filtering on a video signal, comprising:checking a size of a left block and a size of a right block on the basis of a block boundary to be filtered;
determining an adaptive sampling rate based on the size of the left block and the size of the right block, wherein the adaptive sampling rate is defined by the number of samples and the interval between samples;
performing the deblocking filtering using samples to which the adaptive sampling rate has been applied; and
in response to the size of the left block being different from the size of the right block based on the block boundary, the adaptive sampling rate is differently applied to the left block and the right block, and low frequency sampling or reduced sampling is applied to a block having a larger size.

US Pat. No. 10,462,460

DECODING DEVICE AND DECODING METHOD, AND ENCODING DEVICE AND ENCODING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An encoding device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
generate a prediction image by performing motion compensation to a reference image within a co-located tile based on a motion vector detected within the tiles as a condition that a tile split information is maintained within a sequence when a picture of a current image is split into tiles; and
encode the current image using the prediction image generated by performing the motion compensation.

US Pat. No. 10,462,446

PROCESSING A DEPTH MAP FOR AN IMAGE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for processing a depth map, the apparatus comprising:a depth map source circuit, the depth map source circuit arranged to provide a depth map for an image, wherein the depth map comprises pixels and depth values associated with at least one of the pixels;
a confidence map source circuit, the confidence map source circuit arranged to provide a confidence map,
wherein the confidence map comprises confidence values associated with at least one of the pixels,
wherein the confidence value for a pixel designates at least one pixel as a confident pixel or a non-confident pixel,
wherein a confident pixel has a depth value meeting a reliability criterion and a non-confident pixel has a depth value not meeting the reliability criterion; and
a depth modifier circuit arranged to perform a depth modification operation, the depth modification operation comprising modifying depth values for at least one of the pixels,
wherein the depth modifier circuit is arranged to set a modified depth value for a first pixel to a current depth value for the first pixel if the first pixel is designated as a confident pixel,
wherein the depth modifier circuit is arranged to set a modified depth value for a first pixel to a current depth value for the first pixel if there are no confident pixels within a neighborhood set of pixels for the first pixel,
wherein the depth modifier circuit is arranged to set the modified value to a highest depth value of the current depth value and a determined depth value,
wherein the determined depth value is a function of depth values of pixels within the neighborhood set of pixels that are designated as confident pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,462,443

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND SOFTWARE FOR IMPROVED VIDEO DATA RECOVERY EFFECTIVENESS

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method of recovery of a storage system in response to a corruption, loss, or unavailability of a file index, the method comprising:scanning the storage system for a recovery flag, wherein the recovery flag is common among storage packets to identify recovery headers associated with the storage packets;
reading the recovery headers and associated data segments from the storage system for the storage packets in which the recovery flag is found;
grouping the associated data segments into data object groups, wherein each of the data object groups includes a subset of the recovery headers and a corresponding subset of the associated data segments, wherein the subset of the recovery headers each include common Object ID that uniquely identifies a data object on the storage system;
reassembling data objects stored on the storage system by reordering the corresponding subset of associated data segments for each of the data object groups based on a Sequence Number in the subset of the recovery headers that specifies an order of the corresponding subset of associated data segments to re-create the data object without any information from the file index.

US Pat. No. 10,462,442

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING VEHICULAR ACTIVITY

1. A system for recording events relating to the operation of a vehicle, the system comprising:a plurality of video cameras recording visual information completely around a vehicle, wherein each of the plurality of video cameras comprises a visual field wherein a portion on the right side of each visual field overlaps with a portion on the left side of an immediately adjacent visual field to the right of each visual field, and a portion on the left side of each visual field overlaps with a portion on the right side of an immediately adjacent visual field to the left of each visual field, without any areas between adjacent visual fields external to the vehicle that are not covered by at least one of the plurality of video cameras;
at least one sensor associated with the vehicle, the at least one sensor for sensing a condition occurring to the vehicle;
a first hard drive for storing video information recorded by the plurality of video cameras and condition information relating to the condition sensed by the at least one sensor, the hard drive continuously recording the video information and the condition information when activated for a first period of time prior to an event, a second period of time during the event and a third period of time after the event, said hard drive recording over previously recorded information recorded by the video camera and the condition information sensed by the at least one sensor when the hard drive is full;
a first processor for detection of the event, the first hard drive storing the video information thereby forming stored video information, wherein the stored video information comprises each of the visual fields, and including the overlapping visual field including all of the video information without deletion of any of the video information in each of the visual fields and in the overlapping visual fields wherein the stored video information is used to form a composited recorded scene comprising all of the visual fields including the overlapping visual fields and all of the video information without deletion of any of the video information in each of the visual fields and in the overlapping visual fields, and the condition information of a subset period of time shorter than the first period of time prior to the event, said subset period of time predefined by a user of the system and immediately preceding the occurrence of the event and lasting until the event, the hard drive further storing the video information and the condition information of the second period of time during the event, and of the third period of time after the event; and
a data center external to the vehicle, the data center comprising a second hard drive, and means for uploading the stored video information for storage by the second hard drive,
wherein the data center external to the vehicle receives the stored video information, the data center configured for viewing the composited recorded scene, wherein the composited recorded scene is presented to a viewer as a presentation selected from the group consisting of an enhanced 2D presentation and a stereoscopic presentation.

US Pat. No. 10,462,436

PROJECTOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A projector comprising:a light source;
a plurality of light modulation devices that modulate light emitted from the light source;
an optical projection device that projects the light modulated by the plurality of light modulation devices;
a light path changing element that is disposed between the plurality of light modulation devices and the optical projection device and changes a light path of the light modulated by the plurality of light modulation devices through fluctuation;
an exterior casing that forms an exterior;
an internal casing in which the light path changing element is disposed;
a light combination device that combines and exits pieces of light modulated by the plurality of light modulation devices; and
a support member that is disposed in the internal casing and supports the light combination device,
wherein
the optical projection device projects the light exited from the light combination device,
the light combination device is disposed in the internal casing,
the light path changing element includes
a permanent magnet,
an optical member that changes the light path of the light fluctuated and incident by the permanent magnet,
a holding portion that holds the optical member and the permanent magnet,
a pair of coils that are disposed in the holding portion with the permanent magnet interposed therebetween,
a coil holding portion that holds the one pair of coils, and
a heat transmission portion that comes into contact with the coil holding portion, and
the heat transmission portion comes into contact with the support member so that heat is transmittable to the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,462,430

IMAGING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING PIXEL SHARING UNITS THAT INCLUDE PORTIONS OF A COLOR FILTER ARRANGEMENT

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. An imaging device, comprising:a first plurality of pixels configured to include only adjacent pixels of a same color;
a first pixel sharing unit including a color filter that is formed by a Bayer arrangement, wherein pixels of the first pixel sharing unit share a floating diffusion and include one or more pixels of the first plurality of pixels;
wherein a defect generated in at least one of the one or more pixels of the first pixel sharing unit that share the floating diffusion is corrected using at least one of the adjacent pixels in the first plurality of pixels that does not share the floating diffusion,
wherein the first pixel sharing unit is 2×4 pixels that include the color filter formed by the Bayer arrangement and that share an amplification transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,423

VIRTUAL ON-SET COMMUNICATION PLATFORM FOR ON-SET CONTRIBUTORS

Shutterstock, Inc., New ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from a device of a first user, an input indicating that the first user is ready to start working on a project associated with the first user;
identifying, based on the project associated with the first user, a second set of users associated with the project;
generating a session identifier for a communication channel between the first user and one or more users of the second set of users;
selecting, based on a listing of communication mode preferences associated with the first user, a mode of communication for the communication channel;
generating messages for the communication channel, wherein the messages include a link to the communication channel;
transmitting the messages to the one or more users of the second set of users;
receiving one or more stream of images from the device of the first user while the one or more stream of images are being captured by an image capturing device of the first user;
transmitting the one or more stream of images to the second set of users; and
receiving, from a device of a user from the second set of users, one or more messages related to the one or more stream of images.

US Pat. No. 10,462,420

ESTABLISHING A VIDEO CONFERENCE DURING A PHONE CALL

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium of a first mobile device, the computer readable medium storing a computer program, said computer program comprising sets of instructions for:presenting, through a wireless communication network with one or more devices, a first composite view on the first mobile device, the first composite view comprising:
a first selectable user-interface (UI) item corresponding to video data captured by the first mobile device; and
a plurality of second selectable user-interface (UI) items corresponding to a plurality of video conference participants, the plurality of second selectable UI items comprising video data captured by second mobile devices of at least two video conference participants participating in a video conference with a user of the first mobile device;
receiving an indication of a first video conference participant of the plurality of video conference participants based upon detected speech of the first video conference participant; and
in response to the indication of the first video conference participant, present a second composite view comprising an enlarged view of one of the plurality of second selectable UI items corresponding to the first video conference participant.

US Pat. No. 10,462,374

ZOOMING CONTROL APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A zooming control apparatus comprising:an object detection unit configured to detect an object from an image;
a first acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding a distance to the object; and
a zooming control unit configured to perform one of a first zooming control for automatically changing a zoom magnification according to first information that includes information regarding a size of the object detected by the object detection unit and a second zooming control, that is different from the first zooming control, for automatically changing a zoom magnification according to second information regarding the distance to the object acquired by the first acquisition unit,
wherein the zooming control unit determines whether to perform the first zooming control or the second zooming control in accordance with whether or not the object is a face.

US Pat. No. 10,462,365

LOW POWER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A low power surveillance system, the system comprising:one or more processors and a memory, the memory having executable instructions encoded thereon, such that upon execution of the instructions, the one or more processors performs operations of:
receiving a series of frames from a camera, each frame having a background and a foreground;
generating a background template from the series of frames;
generating a foreground detection kernel;
receiving reduced image measurements of a new image frame of the scene, the new image frame having a background and a foreground;
detecting potential regions of interest (ROI) in the foreground of the new image frame;
determining initial region descriptors in the potential ROI in the foreground of the new image frame;
segmenting the initial region descriptors to generate a segmented region;
re-determining region descriptors from the segmented region;
determining a contiguous sparse foreground from the re-determined region descriptors by maximizing a smoothness and contiguous nature of a boundary of pixel regions of a set of foreground pixels, the contiguous sparse foreground being a contiguous ROI;
reconstructing the ROI using foveated compressive sensing to generate an image of an interesting object; and
combining the interesting object image with the background template to generate a reconstructed foreground;
wherein determining the contiguous sparse foreground a contiguity-constrained compressive sensing (CCCS) model is applied that penalizes isolated pixels and favors contiguous ROIs according to the following:

where S=supp(e) denotes support of a sparse component e and ?S?TV??i,j|(?S)i,j| denotes a total variation of S, ? denotes a measurement matrix, ?=?d, where d denotes a single raw image,
approximating S by a function f(e) according to the following:

where f(e)=f1(e)?f2(e), where f1(e) penalizes e=0 and f2(e) penalizes e?0.

US Pat. No. 10,462,363

OPTICAL APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An optical apparatus comprising a plurality of first image capturing optical systems facing different directions,wherein each of the first image capturing optical systems includes a reflective element configured to bend an optical path to an image sensor,
wherein optical paths in the first image capturing optical systems intersect with one another on an object side of each reflective element,
wherein each of the first image capturing optical systems includes, in order from the object side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, the second lens unit including the reflective element configured to bend the optical path to the image sensor, and
wherein in each of the first image capturing optical systems, a condition of 3.205?L/f?5.50 is satisfied, where L is a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit, and f is a focal length of a whole optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,462,348

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS CAPABLE OF ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION WITH MULTIPLE DEVICES, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus that can establish predetermined communication with another apparatus present on the same network, the communication apparatus comprising:a communication interface; and
a processor configured to perform the operations of following units:
while the communication apparatus has joined a first network,
a first receiving unit configured to receive, via the communication interface, a first signal, the first signal being transmitted from a first external apparatus that has joined the first network and the first signal including information pertaining to the first external apparatus;
a second receiving unit configured to receive, via the communication interface, a second signal, the second signal including information of a second network formed by a second external apparatus;
a determining unit configured to determine whether the second external apparatus meets a predetermined condition on the basis of the information of the second network received by the second receiving unit; and
a display control unit configured to display, in a display unit, a selection screen for selecting an apparatus with which to establish the predetermined communication,
wherein the display control unit displays the information of the first external apparatus and the information of the second external apparatus determined to meet the predetermined condition in the selection screen as information of candidate apparatuses with which the predetermined communication may be established.