US Pat. No. 10,482,747

VEHICLE OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An occupant detection system within a vehicle comprising: an electrical signal sensor;an accelerometer;
a carbon dioxide sensor; and
a processor in communication with a memory, wherein the processor executes computer-readable instructions stored on the memory, said instructions cause the processor to:
receive a first signal from the electrical signal sensor indicating whether power to the vehicle is on or off, receive a second signal from the accelerometer indicating whether the vehicle is in motion, and receive a third signal from the carbon dioxide sensor associated with a concentration of carbon dioxide in an enclosed space of the vehicle,
in response to the first signal indicating that the power is on or the second signal indicating that the vehicle is in motion, store data associated with the third signal in the memory at a first time interval periodically,
in response to the first signal indicating that the power is off and the second signal indicating that the vehicle is not in motion, compare an absolute value of the data associated with the third signal with a threshold level of an expected absolute value of carbon dioxide concentration within the enclosed space of the vehicle and store the data associated with the third signal in the memory at a second time interval periodically, and
in response to the absolute value of the data associated with the third signal exceeding the threshold level, generate and communicate an alarm signal.

US Pat. No. 10,482,721

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SLOT MACHINE GAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARKET LINE WAGERS

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

1. A kiosk comprising:a plurality of display panels;
a plurality of stop buttons;
a network interface to communicate over a communication network with a remote data source:
one or more computing devices; and
one or more non-transitory memory having stored thereon instructions, that when executed by the one or more computing devices, control to:
display a graphical user interface on a given display panel that permits entry of a wager;
receive, from the remote data source over the communication network, a plurality of real-time financial market indicators;
determine an outcome of the wager, in which the outcome of the wager is based on whether a first financial market indicator is at least one of higher and lower than a possible value at a time in the future of when the wager is made, in which the wager includes a wager of an amount of money;
display values of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators in respective and separate display panels;
render, in each respective display panel, real-time updates of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators;
in response to detecting actuation of a first stop button, freeze the real-time updates of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators, such that respective final values of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators are rendered on the display panels;
determine an outcome of a slot machine game, in which the outcome of the slot machine game is based on a comparison between at least one reel corresponding to at least one of the respective final values and at least one digit of the possible value;
at the time in the future, compare a then current value of the first financial market indicator with the possible value to determine an outcome of the wager;
display on a graphical user interface a plurality of wager propositions, wherein each wager proposition is associated with respective odds, and is associated with a respective possible future value, wherein one of the wager propositions is the wager; and
adjust at least one of the respective odds and the respective possible future value based on a market condition.

US Pat. No. 10,482,666

DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A display control method, comprising:determining at least local virtual enhancement information of an expected display environment of virtual content according to optical parameters of the virtual content, wherein the expected display environment is a real display environment where the virtual content is expected to be displayed, and the virtual enhancement information is a virtual environment corresponding to the expected display environment and established according to the optical parameters of the virtual content; and
controlling a display device to display the virtual content and the at least local virtual enhancement information of the expected display environment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,585

IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An image recording device, comprising:a detecting module, comprising:
a detecting unit configured to capture an original dynamic image according to an exposure value and output an image information of the original dynamic image;
a data statistics unit connected with the detecting unit for receiving the image information of the original dynamic image, gathering the statistics of the image information of the original dynamic image and outputting the image information of the original dynamic image; and
a tone adjusting unit connected with the detecting unit and comprising plural preset and different tone mapping adjusting curves, wherein the tone adjusting unit is configured to receive the image information of the original dynamic image, adjust the brightness of the original dynamic image to obtain an adjusted dynamic image according to one of the plural preset and different tone mapping adjusting curves and output the image information of the adjusted dynamic image; and
an image signal output module, comprising:
an auto exposure unit connected with the data statistics unit, the detecting unit and the tone adjusting unit, and comprising plural preset brightness intervals, wherein the auto exposure unit receives the image information of the original dynamic image transmitted from the data statistics unit and issues a first instruction to the detecting unit according to the image information of the original dynamic image, the detecting unit adjusts the exposure value according to the first instruction, the auto exposure unit compares and obtains a nearest brightness interval from the plural brightness intervals according to the image information of the original dynamic image and issues a second instruction to the tone adjusting unit according to the nearest brightness interval, and the tone adjusting unit chooses the corresponding tone mapping adjusting curve from the plural tone mapping adjusting curves to adjust the brightness of the original dynamic image according to the second instruction and outputs the image information of the adjusted dynamic image; and
a dynamic contrast adjusting unit connected with the tone adjusting unit for receiving the image information of the adjusted dynamic image transmitted from the tone adjusting unit and outputting the adjusted dynamic image correspondingly.

US Pat. No. 10,482,281

PROTECTING CLIENT PERSONAL DATA FROM CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a storage device; and
logic, at least a portion of the logic implemented in circuitry coupled to the storage device, the logic to:
receive logon data through an application from a remote computing device;
verify a user of the remote computing device based on the received logon data;
transmit a query to the user for display on the remote computing device, the query initiated by a customer service representative in communication with the user, the query corresponding to verbal information from the customer service representative;
receive response data for the query through the application from the remote device, the response data including sensitive personal information of the user;
store the response data in the storage device;
indicate to the customer service representative that the response data was received and stored; and
generate replacement data and to display the replacement data for the customer service representative when the response data is received, the replacement data not including the sensitive personal information.

US Pat. No. 10,482,187

CUSTOM BRACES, CASTS AND DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DESIGNING AND FABRICATING

3D SYSTEMS, INC., Rock H...

1. A method for creating a custom brace designed to be virtually fitted on a portion of a body of a patient comprising:taking a plurality of digital photographs of the body with a camera;
processing the digital photographs with a photogrammetry process or an image correlation process to obtain a digital representation of a surface of the body with a computer;
storing the digital representation of the surface of the body in a computer memory;
virtually fitting a design of the custom brace on the body of the patient on the computer;
creating the design of the custom brace formed from a homogeneous material on the computer having an outer surface, the custom brace having an inner surface that corresponds to the surface of the body, wherein the design of the custom brace includes a pattern of ventilation holes and an opening hinge;
transmitting the design of the custom brace to a fabricating machine; and
fabricating the custom brace with the pattern of ventilation holes and the opening hinge based upon the design of the custom brace with a fabrication machine after the virtually fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,482,159

ANIMATED PRESENTATION CREATOR

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for creating a presentation based on a text document, comprising executing on a computer processor:calculating a time it would take to narrate a plurality of words in a document at a specified speech speed;
in response to determining that the calculated time it would take to narrate the plurality of words in the document at the specified speech speed exceeds a specified maximum time, generating a long summary of the document as a subset of the plurality of words that comprises highest relevant information identified by applying natural language processing to the document, and that requires a time to narrate at the specified speech speed that is less than the specified maximum time;
calculating a long summary ratio by dividing the specified maximum time by the calculated time it would take to narrate the number of words in the document at the desired speech speed;
selecting a first portion of the plurality of words of the long summary to comprise an amount of text content that is the calculated long summary ratio percentage of text content defined by the plurality of words in the document;
generating audio content for the first portion of the plurality of words of the long summary by applying a text-to-speech processing mechanism to the portion of the long summary at the desired speech speed; and
creating a multimedia slide of a multimedia presentation by adding the generated audio content to a presentation of text from a remainder portion of the plurality of words of the long summary.

US Pat. No. 10,482,156

SPARSITY-AWARE HARDWARE ACCELERATORS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A special-purpose, hardware-based accelerator comprising:an input subsystem configured to receive first and second vectors as operands of a full dot-product operation;
a sparsity-aware logical element configured to identify sparsity;
a sparsity-aware dot-product engine communicatively coupled to the input subsystem, wherein:
the sparsity-aware dot-product engine is configured to perform adaptive dot-product processing by:
identifying, with the sparsity-aware logical element, at least one zero-value element within the first and second vectors; and
executing, in response to identifying the zero-value element, a reduced dot-product operation that excludes, relative to the full dot-product operation, at least one mathematical operation in which the zero-value element is an operand; and
the sparsity-aware dot-product engine is further configured to:
determine that at least one of the first and second vectors are from dense matrices that have fewer than a predetermined number of zero-value elements; and
in response to determining that at least one of the first and second vectors are from dense matrices, disable the sparsity-aware logical element; and
an output subsystem that is communicatively coupled to the sparsity-aware dot-product engine and configured to send a result of the reduced dot-product operation to a storage subsystem.

US Pat. No. 10,482,112

AUTOMATIC FEATURE EXTRACTION FROM A RELATIONAL DATABASE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:generating, by a device operatively coupled to a processing unit, an entity graph based on a relational database, wherein the entity graph comprises a first node associated with a first table in the relational database and a second node associated with a second table in the relational database;
joining, by the device, the first table and the second table based on an edge between the first table and the second table defined by the entity graph, wherein a resulting joined table is connected by a column of data; and
extracting, by the device, a feature from the column of data using a data mining algorithm selected from a set of data mining algorithms based on a type of data in the column of data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,014

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING A MEMORY MEDIUM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system, comprising:a processor;
a memory medium, communicatively coupled to the processor; and
an embedded controller coupled to the processor;
wherein the embedded controller is configured to:
determine that the information handling system is to be powered down; and
provide, to a non-volatile memory medium via a power coupling of the non-volatile memory medium, information indicating that the non-volatile memory medium is to be powered down.

US Pat. No. 10,481,999

PARTIAL PROCESS RECORDING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system for trimming portions of a program during tracing of the program, the system comprising:one or more processors;
a memory; and
computer-readable storage media including instructions stored thereon that, responsive to execution by the one or more processors, cause the system to perform operations comprising:
executing code of a program at the one or more processors, including executing a plurality of program units in the code of the program;
while executing the code of the program at the one or more processors, identifying replay-able trace data that represents the execution of the code of the program at the one or more processors, the replay-able trace data comprising a plurality of portions of trace data that record the execution of a plurality of program units of the code of the program;
identifying a subset of the plurality of portions of trace data that record execution of a pre-specified subset of the plurality of program units that is less than all of the plurality of program units, the subset of the plurality of portions of trace data being less than all of the plurality of portions of trace data; and
based on the subset of the plurality of portions of trace data recording execution of the pre-specified subset of the plurality of program units, committing the subset of the plurality of portions of trace data to a replay-able trace that is stored in the memory, such that the replay-able trace enables replay of a subset of the prior execution of the code of the program that corresponds to execution of the pre-specified subset of the plurality of program units.

US Pat. No. 10,481,998

PROTECTING SENSITIVE INFORMATION IN TIME TRAVEL TRACE DEBUGGING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, implemented at a computer system that includes one or more processors, for protecting sensitive information in connection with tracing an original execution of an entity, the method comprising:recording a replayable a trace of execution of an entity, including recording trace data that represents execution of a plurality of executable instructions of the entity;
identifying that original information, which was accessed based on execution of one or more first executable instructions of the entity, comprises sensitive information;
identifying derived information of the original information, the identifying being based on identifying execution of one or more second executable instructions of the entity that operate on the original information to create the derived information;
based on the derived information being derived from the original information, determining that the derived information also comprises sensitive information; and
based on the derived information comprising the sensitive information, performing one or more of:
storing, into the trace, first trace data comprising alternative information, rather than the derived information, into a first trace data stream, while ensuring that an execution path that was taken by the entity based on the derived information will also be taken during replay of the entity using the first trace data stream; or
storing, into the trace, second trace data into a second trace data stream that causes one or more alternative executable instructions, rather than the one or more second executable instructions of the entity, to be executed during the replay of the entity using the second trace data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,481,994

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLASSIFYING VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES OF MOBILE USERS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory comprising instructions;
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to execute the instructions, wherein the instructions cause the processor to:
run a set of applications;
receive a message from a first application in the set of applications, wherein the message indicates a user action;
format the message as a set of key-value pairs to create an intercepted message comprising a copy of the message when the user action is in a predetermined set of user actions, wherein the set of key-value pairs comprises message data, message action, message data type, message sender, and message activity; and
broadcast the intercepted message to at least one application of the set of applications that is configured to receive the intercepted message.

US Pat. No. 10,481,977

DISPERSED STORAGE OF ERROR ENCODED DATA OBJECTS HAVING MULTIPLE RESOLUTIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for execution by a computing device of a dispersed storage network (DSN), the method comprises:determining a desired retrieval resolution of a data segment of a data object, wherein the data object is divided into a plurality of data segments, wherein the data segment is dispersed error encoded into a set of encoded data slices in accordance with a varying resolution scheme, wherein a first sub-set of encoded data slices of the set of encoded data slices corresponds to a first resolution of the data segment, a second sub-set of encoded data slices of the set of encoded data slices corresponds to a second resolution of the data segment, and a third sub-set of encoded data slices of the set of encoded data slices corresponds to redundancy encoded data slices;
when the desired retrieval resolution is the first resolution:
sending one or more first requests to one or more storage units of the DSN regarding the first sub-set of encoded data slices; and
dispersed storage error decoding the first sub-set of encoded data slices to recover the data segment at the first resolution; and
when the desired retrieval resolution is the second resolution:
sending one or more second requests to storage units of the DSN regarding the second sub-set of encoded data slices; and
dispersed storage error decoding the second sub-set of encoded data slices to recover the data segment at the second resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,481,975

MEMORY SYSTEM

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A memory system comprising:a non-volatile memory comprising a first area to store readable and writable data and a second area to store an error correction code to be used for correcting an error of data stored in the first area;
an error corrector to correct an error included in data read from the non-volatile memory;
an error information storage, based on an error rate when a predetermined number or more of data is written in the non-volatile memory and read therefrom, to store first information on whether there is an error in the written data, on whether there is an error correctable by the error corrector in the written data, and on whether there is an error uncorrectable by the error corrector in the written data;
an access controller, based on the first information, to control at least one of reading from or writing to the non-volatile memory;
an error times counter to count error times in at least one of reading from or writing to the non-volatile memory after the first information is stored in the error information storage; and
an area size adjuster, based on second information on the error times, to adjust a size of the second area in the non-volatile memory,
wherein the error information storage stores the second information, in addition to the first information,
wherein the non-volatile memory comprises a set associative configuration including a plurality of ways, and
wherein the area size adjuster adjusts the size of the second area per way for one set of the non-volatile memory based on the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,481,961

API AND STREAMING SOLUTION FOR DOCUMENTING DATA LINEAGE

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A system for tracing data lineage, comprising:a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a plurality of predetermined rules for documenting data lineage; and
a processor in communication with a transformation system that performs a plurality of data transformation processes, the processor configured to receive at least one of input data and output data of each data transformation process from the transformation system, the processor configured to execute an application programming interface (API) to perform the following:
instantiate a first instance of the API to perform the following:
receive first input data of a first data transformation process submitted to the transformation system, the first data transformation process identifiable by a first transformation process identifier;
compare the first input data to a first predetermined threshold;
send a first instruction to the transformation system to at least partially abort the first data transformation process based on the comparison between the first input data and the first predetermined threshold;
determine whether a first data lineage associated with the first data transformation process meets a first predetermined rule; and
document the first data lineage associated with the first data transformation process according to the first predetermined rule, the first data lineage including the first transformation process identifier;
instantiate a second instance of the API to perform the following:
receive second input data of a second data transformation process submitted to the transformation system, the second data transformation process identifiable by a second transformation process identifier;
compare the second input data to a second predetermined threshold;
send a second instruction to the transformation system to proceed with the second data transformation process based on the comparison between the second input data and the second predetermined threshold;
determine whether a second data lineage associated with the second data transformation process meets a second predetermined rule, wherein the second predetermined rule requires documenting the second data lineage when the second data lineage meets a rule threshold relative to a derived metric computed based on a plurality of data lineages of a plurality of data processes, and wherein the derived metric includes at least one of average, mean and median computed from the plurality of data lineages; and
document the second data lineage associated with the second data transformation process according to the second predetermined rule, the second data lineage including the second transformation process identifier; and
send the first data lineage and the second data lineage for storage in the non-transitory computer readable medium, wherein the first data lineage tracks information related to data associated with the first data transformation process, and the second data lineage tracks information related to data associated with the second data transformation process.

US Pat. No. 10,481,901

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING FIRMWARE UPDATE BY PATCHING

AMZETTA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC...

1. A system, comprising:a computing device, comprising a processor and a storage device storing computer executable code; and
an embedded system communicatively connected to the computing device, and comprising a non-volatile memory storing current firmware,
wherein the computer executable code, when executed at the processor, is configured to:
receive an image of replacement firmware, wherein the replacement firmware is a different version of the current firmware of the embedded system;
determine at least one different portion of the replacement firmware from the current firmware by comparing the image of the replacement firmware to the current firmware;
retrieve the at least one different portion from the image of the replacement firmware to form at least one fragment, wherein each of the at least one fragment corresponds to one of the at least one different portion retrieved from the image;
create a patch file by data of the at least one fragment;
transmit the patch file to the embedded system; and
configure the embedded system to:
copy corresponding portions of the current firmware from the non-volatile memory to a volatile memory;
replace the copy of the corresponding portions of the current firmware in the volatile memory with data of the at least one fragment;
erase the corresponding portions of the current firmware in the non-volatile memory; and
write the replaced copy of the corresponding portions of the current firmware in the volatile memory into the erased corresponding portions of the current firmware in the non-volatile memory.

US Pat. No. 10,481,891

NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC APPLICATION EXECUTION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Telenav, Inc., Santa Cla...

1. A method of operation of a navigation system comprising:detecting a source application with a control unit for registering the source application running on a source device to a target device;
detecting whether a first application portion has already been generated or not for registering the first application portion on the target device;
generating the first application portion under as needed basis to include a functionality partitioned from the source application based on the first application portion for registering for running the first application portion executed by the target device;
generating a second application portion under a predefined time period to include an additional functionality partitioned from the same instance of the source application wherein the additional functionality of the second application portion is partitioned differently from the functionality of the first application portion;
operating the first application portion or the second application portion for disabling the functionality or the additional functionality, respectively, partitioned originally operational on the source application on the source device while the first application portion or the second application portion executes the functionality or the additional functionality, respectively, partitioned to the target device for partially controlling an execution of the source application;
updating by selecting the first application portion or the second application portion based on a current location for changing a usability of the source application wherein the second application portion includes the functionality of the first application portion in addition to the additional functionality unavailable on the first application portion; and
generating an application add-on with the application add-on originating independently from the source application for improving the source application on the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,481,874

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR SECURE AND RAPID DEVELOPMENT, DEPLOYMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ANALYTICS AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An apparatus for creating a prediction regarding operations of an installed product comprising:one or more component models of an analytic model for the installed product, wherein the analytic model makes predictions of the installed product;
an application programming interface (API) wrapper associated with each of the one or more component models, the API wrapper including information about one or more inputs to the component model;
wherein each of the one or more component models and the associated API wrapper including a complete filesystem form a self-aware component; and
the analytical model, using one or more of the self-aware components, executes the same way regardless of an execution environment and creates the prediction regarding the installed product in the execution environment;
at least a communication channel to supply one or more outputs from the analytic model to the installed product to modify a condition of one or more physical elements of the installed product.

US Pat. No. 10,481,860

SOLAR TABLET VERBAL

1. A portable tablet device comprising:a solar photo voltaic system comprising a solar cell and a battery,
a first camera positioned on a front face of the tablet;
a second camera positioned on a rear face of the tablet;
a speaker positioned on the front face of the tablet;
a display positioned on the front face of the tablet, wherein the display further comprises a light window port to allow transmission of light to the solar photo voltaic system, wherein the display is a ultra high definition display;
a card reader for reading a smart card;
a plurality of manual buttons including a menu button, next page button, and previous page button, wherein the next page button and previous page button are configured to change a displayed page;
a microphone positioned on the front face of the tablet, wherein the microphone is configured to receive verbal commands to verbally control the tablet;
a plurality of media ports consisting of a 3.5 millimeter audio output and a USB port;
a detachable keyboard, wherein the tablet is executed by software stored on the keyboard;
an internal and external search engine to connect to external social networks, wherein photos are sorted by the first camera using verbal or manual commands; and the tablet comprises digital coding with encryption software; wherein the portable tablet includes feature and commands comprising:
a television feature which receive feeds for television stations;
a telephone feature to make and receive calls;
a personal assistant that out puts verbal information to a user in plural languages based on an input language, wherein the personal assistant outputs travel directions in response to a verbal command; wherein the tablet communicates wirelessly to a headset or an earplug;
a plurality of verbal commands comprising:
a video recording command to record a video;
a vr command to see and hear around the tablet;
a verbal kill switch command to stop fraudulent transactions;
a verbal scrolling command to scroll and zoom a page on the tablet;
a share and transfer command to share data wirelessly to other devices including mobile devices, cell phones, and desktop devices;
a transfer money command to transfer money; an order command to order food and allow a check to be received when finish with a meal, and paying for tips;
a house lock down command to lock appliances, lights, doors and house;
a Galaxy command to receive star gazing information and share star gazing information;
a travel command to enable travel directions to be output;
a payment feature comprising:
a waving of a cell phone or watch in close proximity to a tablet which enables a payment to be accepted.

US Pat. No. 10,481,852

DISPLAY DATA PROCESSING

DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED,...

1. A host device for use in a display system for displaying display data, the display system comprising a host device, a plurality of display control devices and a plurality of display devices, at least two of the display devices having different characteristics, each display control device of the plurality of display control devices being connected to the host device and to a respective display device, wherein the display data is processed in a display data processing pipeline receiving an initial input of coded display data at the host device and generating a final output of rendered display data at each display control device for transmittal to a respective display device for display, the display data processing pipeline including a plurality of serially connected display data processing steps performed on the display data, wherein the host device is configured to:determine the characteristics of each of the display devices connected to each of the display control devices to determine characteristics of the rendered display data to be transmitted from the final output of the display data processing pipeline to the particular display device;
determine processing capabilities of each of the display control devices connected to the host device;
determine, based on at least the determined characteristics of the rendered display data required for a particular display device and on the processing capabilities of a particular display control device connected to the particular display device, a subset of the plurality of serially connected display data processing steps that are to be performed by the particular display control device, the subset ending at the final output;
perform all the display data processing steps from the initial input to a display data processing step performed prior to the subset of the plurality of serially connected display data processing steps to generate part-processed data; and
output the part-processed display data to the particular display control device to enable the particular display control device to perform the subset of the plurality of serially connected display data processing steps ending at the final output.

US Pat. No. 10,481,849

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENTLY MANAGING PRINT PROCUREMENT ORDERS USING AN AVAILABLE-GROUPS USER INTERFACE THAT IS UPDATED TO REFLECT CHANGES TO ITEM-SPECIFIC INTEREST LEVELS IN EACH AVAILABLE GROUP

Innerworkings, Inc., Chi...

1. A method, comprising:at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, wherein the electronic device is in communication with a display and an input device:
displaying, in an available-groups user interface on the display:
respective representations for each of a first and a second buy group, wherein each buy group includes a respective fixed plurality of physical items associated with a respective time period, the respective time period spanning a start date and an end date for indicating a respective interest level in one or more items of the respective fixed plurality of physical items, and
a first user interface object that includes data reflecting recent changes to respective interest levels associated with the first buy group;
a second user interface object that includes data reflecting recent changes to respective interest levels associated with the second buy group;
receiving, via the input device, from a user of the electronic device, a request to view a user interface for the first buy group;
in response to receiving the request, displaying, on the display and within the user interface for the first buy group, a respective user interface object for each physical item of a fixed plurality of physical items of the first buy group, including a visual representation of an aggregate interest level for the first physical item during the first time period as compared to a threshold interest level for the first physical item, and the aggregate interest level reflects a quantity of the first physical item requested by the user and at least one other user;
while displaying the user interface for the first buy group, receiving, via the input device, from the user of the electronic device, a request to view the available-groups user interface; and
in response to receiving the request to view the available-groups user interface, displaying, within the available-groups user interface:
an updated first user interface object that includes updated data reflecting recent changes to respective interest levels associated with the first buy group; and
an updated second user interface object that includes updated data reflecting recent changes to respective interest levels associated with the second buy group.

US Pat. No. 10,481,845

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Konica Minolta, Inc., Ch...

10. An image processing method comprising:acquiring image data to form an image on a paper sheet;
reading the image in a conveyance path for the paper sheet on which the image is formed;
conducting an inspection process by comparing the acquired image data with the read image; and
when a defect is detected in a portion of the image read, and another defect is detected at the same portion in another paper sheet that was subjected to recovery reprinting after the defect was detected in the read image during the inspection process, performing image correction at the portion in the acquired image data.

US Pat. No. 10,481,836

MACHINE LEARNING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING FILE CONTROLS

Bank of America Corporati...

1. An adaptive machine learning system for predicting file controls comprising:a memory operable to store a plurality of controls for incoming files;
an interface operable to receive a first file and a second file; and
a processor operable to:
determine a first file size of the first file;
determine that the first file size exceeds a file size restriction of the plurality of controls;
in response to determining that the first file size exceeds the file size restriction, reject the first file;
determine a second file size of the second file;
determine that the second file size does not exceed the file size restriction;
in response to determining that the second file size does not exceed the file size restriction, store the second file in the memory;
determine that the second file size is within a threshold percentage of the file size restriction;
determine that a number of previously received files are also within the threshold percentage of the file size restriction;
in response to determining that the second file size is within the threshold percentage of the file size restriction, increment the number;
determine that the incremented number exceeds a threshold of received files within the threshold percentage of the file size restriction;
in response to determining that the incremented number exceeds a threshold of received files within the threshold percentage of the file size restriction, increase the file size restriction;
receive the first file subsequent to increasing the file size restriction;
determine that the file size of the subsequently received first file does not need exceed the increased file size restriction; and
in response to determining that the file size of the subsequently received first file does not exceed the increased file size restriction, store the first file in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,481,824

REPLICATION USING DEDUPLICATED SECONDARY COPY DATA

Commvault Systems, Inc., ...

1. A system for replicating primary data from a source system to a destination system using secondary copy data in secondary storage, the system comprising:a source system comprising:
one or more source system client computing devices comprising hardware and one or more source system primary storage devices that store primary data, the source system primary data stored in a native format;
one or more source system secondary storage controller computers comprising hardware that create deduplicated secondary data with corresponding signature values when the number of writes of source system primary data on the source system primary storage devices exceed a predefined threshold, the deduplicated secondary data stored in one or more source system secondary storage devices in a secondary storage format that is different than the native format of the source system primary data;
at least one source system secondary storage replication agent comprising computer hardware, the source system secondary storage replication agent configured to generate one or more secondary data replication streams comprising replication command messages having timestamps associated therewith, the one or more secondary data replication streams further comprising the deduplicated secondary data, and embedded cone soon-dine denature values, the embedded corresponding signature values stored contiguously with the deduplicated secondary data in the one or more secondary data replication streams; and
a destination system comprising:
one or more destination client computing devices comprising hardware and one or more destination primary storage devices that store replicated destination system primary data in a native format;
at least one destination system secondary storage replication agent comprising computer hardware, the destination system secondary storage replication agent receives the one or more secondary data replication streams, the destination system secondary storage replication agent configured to create a replicated deduplicated secondary copy based on the deduplicated secondary data and the embedded corresponding signature values stored contiguously with the deduplicated secondary data, the replicated deduplicated secondary copy is stored in one or more destination system secondary storage devices m the secondary storage format; and
at least one destination data agent configured to apply the replication command messages received in the one or more secondary data replication streams to a restored version, of the replicated deduplicated secondary copy based on the timestamps to create the replicated destination system primary data consistent with the source system primary data based on the timestamps, the replicated destination system primary data stored in the one or more destination primary storage devices in the native format of the primary data.

US Pat. No. 10,481,823

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM PERFORMING DATA RELOCATION BASED ON TEMPORAL PROXIMITY OF ACCESSES

International Business Ma...

1. A method of managing data migration in a data storage system including at least first and second storage devices accessed via first and second hardware channels, respectively, the method comprising:a storage controller of the data storage system receiving a first access request requesting access to first data and a second access request requesting access to second data, wherein both the first data and the second data are accessed via the first hardware channel;
in response to detecting receipt of the first and second access requests within a same service window defining a range of temporal proximity, the storage controller recording an association of identifiers of the first data and second data requested by the first and second access requests as an access pair in an access data structure, wherein the access data structure tracks a number of occurrences the access pair of the first and second access requests were detected within the same service window; and
the storage controller thereafter periodically analyzes the access data structure, and determines to migrate the second data accessed by the second access request from the first storage device to a candidate storage device based on the recorded association when the number of occurrences for the access pair in the access data structure exceeds a migration threshold; and
the storage controller, in response to determining to migrate the second data, migrating the second data from the first storage device to the candidate storage device, such that the first and second data are available for access via different hardware channels.

US Pat. No. 10,481,794

DETERMINING SUITABILITY OF STORAGE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, executed by one or more processors, for determining suitability of storage, the method comprising:dynamically analyzing storage data of a data storage system, wherein the storage data includes information associated with use of a storage pool of a set of storage pools of the data storage system by an application of the data storage system, wherein the information includes a storage type, capabilities of the storage pool, storage data metrics, historical storage data, and application best practices, wherein the storage data metrics includes an amount of storage space consumed by a first application executing on the data storage system, an amount of the storage pool used by the first application, a type of the first application and a number of applications consuming storage space of the storage pool, wherein the historical storage data includes a rate at which an amount of data of the first application changes, a rate at which storage space of the storage pool is consumed by the first application, and a rate at which the number of applications that have been consuming storage space of the storage pool changes;
dynamically determining a storage suitability characteristic for each storage pool of the set of storage pools for allocating storage space for the first application, wherein the storage suitability characteristic includes a storage suitability ranking for the respective storage pool;
providing the storage suitability characteristic for each storage pool of the set of storage pools to a user via a user interface for allocating the storage space for the first application in the data storage system and enabling the user, via the user interface, to select a storage pool that best suits the first application at the time of selection based on changing requirements of the first application as the storage suitability characteristic for each storage pool changes dynamically as available storage space of the storage pool changes;
selecting a storage pool from the set of storage pools that best suits the first application for allocating the storage space for the first application, wherein selecting the storage pool includes allocating the storage for the first application based on the storage suitability characteristics of the selected storage pool; and
dynamically updating the storage suitability characteristic for each storage pool of the set of storage pools based on changes in the selected storage pool, the storage data, a number of new applications, and storage usage of the first application, wherein the storage suitability characteristic for each storage pool indicates to the user how suitable each storage pool is for allocating storage space for an application based on storage requirements of the first application.

US Pat. No. 10,481,784

DISPLAY DEVICE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON

KYOCERA Documents Solutio...

1. A display device comprising:a display section in which an image is displayed; and
a control unit including a processor and configured to control, when the processor executes an operation program, a display in the display section and to receive an operation instruction made by a user by touching the display section,
wherein the control unit
(i) upon receiving a request to display an image that includes a plurality of partial images each representing different information, decides whether or not the image is a scrollable image larger than a predetermined display region of the display section, and an entirety of which can be displayed in the display region by scrolling the image in a vertical or horizontal direction in a display screen of the display section,
(ii) upon deciding that the image is the scrollable image and deciding that, on an assumption that the image is displayed with a head position of the image located at an end of the display region in a scroll direction, one of the partial images is not cut off halfway by a trailing end of the image displayed in the display region, displays a portion of the image in the display region, the portion being scrolled in the vertical or horizontal direction to a position farthest away from the head position of the image, and then scrolls the image until the head position of the image appears at the end of the display region,
(iii) upon deciding that the image is the scrollable image and deciding that, on the assumption that the image is displayed with the head position of the image located at the end of the display region, one of the partial images is cut off halfway by the trailing end of the image displayed in the display region, displays the image in the display section with the head position thereof located at the end of the display region, instead of displaying the portion and scrolling the image, and
(iv) upon deciding that the image is not the scrollable image, displays the image in the display section with the head position thereof located at the end of the display region, instead of displaying the portion and scrolling the image.

US Pat. No. 10,481,783

DYNAMIC CREDIT REPORT OBFUSCATION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A user device for configuring a customized and redacted credit report, the user device comprising:a processor;
a display in communication with the processor;
a wireless transceiver in communication with the processor; and
a non-transitory memory storing instructions as part of a credit report functionality of an application on the user device that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform processing comprising:
transmit a first user request to generate a customized credit report, the first user request comprising a least a user identifier associated with a user profile of a user of the user device;
display, on the display of the user device, one or more information fields and one or more selectable user interface elements, the one or more selectable user interface elements associated with the one or more information fields;
transmit a credit report redaction list, the credit report redaction list comprising one or more of the one or more information fields to be redacted based on a selection of the one or more user interface elements;
receive a shareable credit report link associated with a customized credit report, the customized credit report comprising one or more redacted information fields, the one or more redacted information fields redacted based on the credit report redaction list;
transmit a second user request to limit access to the customized credit report link to a defined number of views,
wherein access to the customized credit report is limited based on the defined number of views;
display a selectable shareable link option;
select the selectable shareable link option; and
transmit a user share request, the user share request comprising at least the user identifier and a third party address,
wherein the user share request is transmitted based on selecting the shareable link option.

US Pat. No. 10,481,777

FULLY DESIGNABLE VEHICLE INFORMATION PANEL INTERFACE

THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY ...

1. A system configured to facilitate a user to configure and retrieve personalized settings for a fully designable information panel in a driving apparatus, the system comprising a processor configured to perform:storing, by the processor, a plurality of information panel configurations for users of the driving apparatus, the plurality of information panel configurations including a first information panel configuration for a first user of the driving apparatus and a second information panel configuration for a first user of the driving apparatus, and wherein:
the first information panel configuration includes graphic customized by the first user; and
the second information panel configuration includes graphic customized by the first user;
determining whether the first user is present in the driving apparatus and whether the first user is on a passenger side of the driving apparatus
in response to determining the first user is on the driver side of the driving apparatus, displaying a first information panel at the driver side of the driving apparatus and facilitating by the processor, the first user to configure the first information panel on the display device by modifying the first information panel configuration;
in response to determining the first user is on the passenger side of the driving apparatus, displaying a second information panel at the passenger side of the driving apparatus and facilitating, by the processor, the first user to configure the second information panel on the display device by modifying the second information panel configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,481,774

AREA-DEPENDENT IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

8. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, selection of an area of an image to enhance with an enhancement;
applying, by the computing device to a parameter map corresponding to the image, a parameter value to a parameter map area corresponding to the area of the image;
enhancing, by the computing device, an appearance of the area of the image by applying the parameter value of the parameter map area to the area of the image without permanently altering the image, itself;
recording, by the computing device, a history associated with the parameter map, the history indicating the enhancement, the area, and the parameter value;
receiving, by the computing device, an input to select the enhancement from the history;
receiving, by the computing device, an alteration input to alter the parameter value or the area of the enhancement; and
altering, by the computing device, the appearance of the image using the enhancement based on the alteration input through use of the history and the parameter map.

US Pat. No. 10,481,754

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANIPULATING A 3D OBJECT IN A 3D MODEL USING A SOFTWARE WIDGET AND SURFACE CONSTRAINTS

AUTODESK, INC., San Rafa...

1. A method for manipulating a three-dimensional (3D) object, the method comprising:receiving user input associated with at least one control included in a plurality of controls that are used to manipulate the 3D object, wherein the plurality of controls includes an orientation control that, when adjusted, causes a new orientation vector to be determined that is implemented to change the orientation of the 3D object, wherein, prior to being adjusted, the orientation control has an orientation that matches an orientation of an axis of the 3D object;
determining a manipulation operation corresponding to the at least one control; and
executing the manipulation operation to adjust the 3D object.

US Pat. No. 10,481,692

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-TOUCH TACTILE TOUCH PANEL ACTUATOR MECHANISMS

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A tactile touch panel comprising:a piezoelectric layer having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the piezoelectric layer is configured to receive inputs, and the second surface of the piezoelectric layer is opposite to the first surface; and
a control circuit,
wherein the piezoelectric layer comprises an array of cells that are individually addressable via electrical wires that directly address each cell of the array of cells, wherein each cell of the array of cells is able to be activated independent of other cells of the array of cells, wherein at least one cell of the array of cells has piezoelectric material that is unique relative to piezoelectric material of other cells of the array of cells, the at least one cell being configured, when activated, to generate a haptic effect that is unique relative to haptic effects that the other cells are configured to generate when the other cells are activated, and
wherein the control circuit is configured to individually activate one or more cells of the array of cells, and wherein the tactile touch panel is part of a vehicle dashboard.

US Pat. No. 10,481,688

FINGER BEAM FOR GENERATING HAPTIC FEEDBACK

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A haptic feedback component for generating haptic feedback, comprising:a frame having a size and shape for receiving an appendage of a user;
a flexible beam member coupled to the frame, wherein the flexible beam member has opposing first and second surfaces; and
a haptic feedback element that is coupled to the first surface of the flexible beam member, wherein the haptic feedback element actuates in response to receiving an electrical signal so as to cause the flexible beam member to displace from an initial configuration to a modified configuration, thereby applying a force to the appendage using the second surface of the flexible beam member.

US Pat. No. 10,481,643

STACKING DETACHABLE TABLET

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a tablet segment comprising a touchscreen display; and
a base comprising a keyboard, the base including a dock to allow the tablet segment to be removably connected to the base in a first configuration, wherein the base comprises a back edge, a first side edge adjacent to the back edge, and a second side edge opposite the first side edge and adjacent to the back edge,
wherein the dock comprises a hinge configured to allow adjustment of a viewing angle of the touchscreen display,
wherein the dock is proximate to the back edge of the base and comprises a first end spaced apart from the first side edge, a second end spaced apart from the second side edge, and a middle portion that extends from the first end to the second end,
wherein the dock comprises two mechanical connector posts extending from a surface of the dock and an interconnect extending from the surface of the dock, wherein the interconnect is centrally disposed on the surface of the dock between the two mechanical connector posts,
wherein the tablet segment has an edge surface that is configured to mate with the surface of the dock, wherein the edge surface has two holes that are configured to mate with the two mechanical connector posts and a hole that mates with the interconnect,
wherein the interconnect is configured to transmit keyboard input data from the keyboard of the base to the tablet segment.

US Pat. No. 10,481,641

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a display unit comprising a flexible display and a flexible frame coupled to a rear surface of the flexible display, and deformable into a first state where the display unit is unfolded and into a second state where the display unit is folded;
a first body configured to couple and support a first area of the display unit;
a second body configured to support a second area of the display unit different from the first area, the second body comprising a first plate rotatably coupled to the first body and a second plate coupled with the display unit and slidable with respect to the first plate;
a hinge configured to rotatably couple the first body and the first plate of the second body to each other; and
a metal member coupled to the first plate of the second body,
wherein the second area of the display unit comprises a third area which winds around the hinge when the display unit is in the second state, and
wherein at least one of the flexible frame or the metal member is formed to exert a magnetic force to pull the third area of the second area of the display unit toward the second body when the display unit is in the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,481,623

OPTIMIZING A TEMPERATURE PROFILE IN A THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENE...

1. A method for controlling battery temperature during a charge cycle, the method comprising:representing a battery cell as a plurality of individual battery cells such that each representation of the individual battery cells can be simulated individually;
for each of the individual battery cells, calculating one or more simulated responses during a charge cycle based at least in part on one or more values indicative of a charge rate;
determining an optimal input temperature profile for the charge rate that minimizes an amount of lithium plating that occurs during the charge cycle; and
providing the optimal input temperature profile for control of a temperature management system that monitors and controls a temperature of the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 10,481,609

PARKING-LOT-NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method for determining whether to advance into a feeder lane within a parking lot, the method comprising:approaching, by an autonomous vehicle, the feeder lane within the parking lot;
identifying, by the autonomous vehicle, using at least one of machine learning and computer vision, at least one of
an in-bound arrow on the feeder lane, and
parking lines or a parked vehicle adjacent the feeder lane defining a departure angle less than or equal to ninety degrees, wherein the angle of departure is a measure of a change of direction necessary for the autonomous vehicle to appropriately enter one or more parking spaces directly adjacent the feeder lane if the autonomous vehicle were already traveling down the feeder lane; and
advancing, by the autonomous vehicle in response to the identifying, into the feeder lane.

US Pat. No. 10,481,606

SELF-DRIVING VEHICLE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A vehicle guidance system comprising:a first vehicle comprising a first lane position detection system having at least one of a first camera, a first radar, and a first lidar, wherein the first lane position detection system is configured to detect a first path of a second vehicle as the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel on a first road;
a third vehicle comprising a second lane position detection system having at least one of a second camera, a second radar, and a second lidar, wherein the second lane position detection system is configured to detect a second path of the second vehicle as the third vehicle and the second vehicle travel on a second road that is located remotely relative to the first road;
a computer system having at least one processor and at least one memory comprising first program instructions that when executed by the at least one processor are configured to numerically analyze collective path evidence comprising first numerical position data indicative of the first path from the first lane position detection system of the first vehicle on the first road and second numerical position data indicative of the second path from the second lane position detection system of the third vehicle on the second road to determine a collective veering characteristic of the second vehicle; and
a communication system configured to send a first wireless communication to an antenna of a fourth vehicle in response to the collective veering characteristic exceeding a first veering threshold, threshold, wherein the first wireless communication is configured to at least one of warn the fourth vehicle regarding the second vehicle and prompt the fourth vehicle to alter a first driving route of the fourth vehicle to keep away from the second vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,481,602

SENSOR FUSION FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TRANSITION CONTROL

Steering Solutions IP Hol...

1. A system for sensor fusion for autonomous driving transition control, the system comprising:a processor operable to receive a plurality of steering sensor data from one or more sensors of a steering system and receive a plurality of driver state data from a plurality of driver state sensors, the processor configured to:
fuse the steering sensor data with the driver state data as a plurality of fused state data aligned in time;
determine whether to transition from an autonomous driving mode to a manual driving mode based on the fused state data;
command a steering motor actuator of the steering system autonomously in the autonomous driving mode;
command the steering motor actuator responsive to a driver input in the manual driving mode;
determine an attentive state of a driver based on time-averaging of the fused state data;
continue monitoring the fused state data after the transition from the autonomous driving mode to the manual driving mode has been initiated to determine an attentive state of a driver based on time-averaging of the fused state data; and
revert from the manual driving mode to the autonomous driving mode based on determining that the attentive state of the driver no longer meets one or more transition validity criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,481,545

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH MULTIPLE IMAGE BEARERS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:multiple image bearers having respective shafts;
multiple image bearer gears mounted on the respective shafts of the multiple image bearers;
a drive source configured to rotate the multiple image bearers;
a first output gear configured to output a driving force applied by the drive source, the first output gear being a single gear associated with at least two image bearers of the multiple image bearers;
a second output gear configured to output a driving force applied by the drive source, the second output gear being a single gear associated with at least one image bearer of the multiple image bearers;
a drive transmission body;
multiple relay gears having respective shafts and configured to receive and relay the driving force from one of the first output gear or the second output gear directly or via the drive transmission body to the multiple image bearer gears, the multiple relay gears including a first relay gear and a third relay gear to which the driving force is input from the first output gear, a second relay gear to which the driving force is input from the first relay gear, and a fourth relay gear to which the driving force is input from the second output gear; and
multiple drive gears, the multiple drive gears each having a respective shaft defining a center of rotation thereof and configured to connect to the multiple relay gears and the multiple image bearer gears and to transmit the driving force from the multiple relay gears to the multiple image bearer gears, the shaft of each of the multiple drive gears being arranged such that the center of rotation of each of the multiple drive gears is downstream from a corresponding one of the multiple relay gears in a rotation direction of the corresponding one of the multiple relay gears, relative to a virtual line segment connecting a center of rotation of the corresponding one of the multiple relay gears and a center of rotation of corresponding one of the multiple image bearer gears.

US Pat. No. 10,481,544

STAPLE NEEDLE REPLENISHING FOR BINDING DEVICE HAVING NEEDLE BINDING AND NON-NEEDLE BINDING

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet binding apparatus comprising:a first binding unit provided to move along one side of each sheet and between both ends thereof, and configured to perform needle binding on the sheets,
a second binding unit provided at one end of the side of each sheet, and configured to perform non-needle binding on the sheets,
wherein a needle replenishing position where needles are replenished in the first binding unit is set at one end of each sheet located at the second binding unit, and
a first opening for allowing an access to the first binding unit is made in one side of the sheet binding apparatus, and a second opening for allowing an access to the second binding unit is made in a front of the sheet binding apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,481,539

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image bearing member;
an exposure unit configured to form an electrostatic latent image on the image bearing member by emitting light to the image bearing member based on image information;
a developer bearing member configured to develop the electrostatic latent image with a developer;
a control portion; and
an alerting device configured to alert an alarm concerning a residual amount of the toner,
wherein the control portion makes the alerting device to alert an alarm concerning a residual amount of the toner based on image information input from an external device,
wherein the image forming apparatus is capable of operating
in a first mode in which the image forming apparatus performs image formation at a first peripheral speed ratio representing a ratio of a peripheral speed of the developer bearing member to a peripheral speed of the image bearing member, and
in a second mode in which the image forming apparatus performs image formation at a second peripheral speed ratio, which is greater than the first peripheral speed ratio,
wherein the alert by the alerting device is issued earlier as an operation frequency of the second mode becomes higher than an operation frequency of the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,481,530

SEPARATION MEMBER, SEPARATION DEVICE, FIXING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A separator to separate a conveyance object from two rotation bodies, the conveyance object having been sent out from a nip that is formed by the two rotation bodies that are in contact with one another, the separator comprising:a wavy part directed toward the nip and inclined from a normal to a center line of the two rotation bodies at a predetermined angle, wherein
the wavy part covers a contact zone where the conveyance object can come into contact with the separator along a conveyance direction and along a width direction of the conveyance object, and
the wavy part has a plurality of depressions parallel to each other and extending in a direction inclined from the conveyance direction and inclined from the width direction, at least two of the depressions overlapping along the conveyance direction, and the wavy part has a plurality of projections formed between the grooves, the projections having smoothly curved surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,481,528

IMAGE FORMING METHOD, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND TONER IMAGE FIXING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An image forming method comprising the steps of:forming a toner image by developing an electrostatic latent image with a toner;
transferring the toner image on a recording medium; and
fixing the toner image on the recording medium,
wherein the fixing step of the toner image on the recording medium further contains the steps of:
irradiating only light having a wavelength range of 280 to 480 nm to the toner image; and
applying pressure to the toner image, and
the toner comprises a colorant and, in the toner, the colorant is a sole component capable of absorbing the light having the wavelength range of 280 to 480 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,481,526

IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE-FORMING METHOD

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

1. An image-forming apparatus comprising:an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a conductive base and a single-layer photosensitive layer disposed on the conductive base, the single-layer photosensitive layer including
a binder resin,
a charge-generating material,
a hole-transporting material, and
an electron-transporting material; and
a developing unit including a developing roller that develops an electrostatic latent image formed on a surface of the electrophotographic photosensitive member with a developer including a toner in order to form a toner image, the developing roller being arranged to come into contact with the photosensitive layer,
wherein the ratio R/P of the content R [mass %] of the binder resin in the photosensitive layer to the pressing force P [N/mm] at which the developing roller is pressed against the photosensitive layer is 11.5 or more and 19.6 or less, and
the content R of the binder resin is 45% by mass or more.

US Pat. No. 10,481,524

COMPONENT WITH SHEET MATERIAL ADHERED TO SURFACE THEREOF

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A component having a surface to which a sheet material having an adhesive surface is adhered, whereinan adhesive target region on a surface of the component, to which the sheet material is adhered, is provided at a peripheral edge thereof with a first region including a recess that allows a predetermined sheet material peeling tool to be insertable to a side of the adhesive surface of the sheet material, and a second region positioned in the vicinity of the first region, and
the second region includes a region mixedly including a part in contact with the adhesive surface and a part not in contact with the adhesive surface, the region being configured by an embossed surface or by a plurality of pyramid-shaped convex parts arranged adjacent to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,481,523

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Kyocera Document Solution...

2. An image forming system, comprising:an image forming apparatus; and
a toner container;
wherein the image forming apparatus comprises:
a printing device to which a toner container is mounted, and configured to perform printing using toner in the toner container;
an ultrasonic sensor arranged so as to correspond to a mounting position of the toner container, and configured to (a) output an ultrasonic wave to a specific position of the toner container, (b) detect the ultrasonic wave that passes through the toner container, and (c) output a detection signal corresponding to an intensity of the detected ultrasonic wave; and
a controller configured to determine whether the toner container is a genuine product or not on the basis of a level of the detection signal of the ultrasonic sensor when the toner container is mounted;
wherein a housing of the toner container has at a specific position a thickness corresponding to production timing of the toner container;
the ultrasonic sensor outputs the detection signal of a level corresponding to the thickness; and
the controller (a) determines that the toner container is a genuine product if a level of the detection signal of the ultrasonic sensor is a level corresponding to a time point within a production term of the toner container; and (b) determines that the toner container is not a genuine product if a level of the detection signal of the ultrasonic sensor is not a level corresponding to any time point within a production term of the toner container.

US Pat. No. 10,481,402

FIELD OF VIEW ENHANCEMENT VIA DYNAMIC DISPLAY PORTIONS FOR A MODIFIED VIDEO STREAM

University of Miami, Mia...

1. A system for facilitating enhancement of a field of view of a user via one or more dynamic display portions, the system comprising:a computer system that comprises one or more processors executing computer program instructions that, when executed, cause the computer system to:
provide information related to one or more eyes of a user to a prediction model, the prediction model being configured based on the information related to the one or more eyes;
monitor one or more changes related to the one or more eyes;
provide the one or more monitored changes related to the one or more eyes to the prediction model to obtain a set of modification parameters;
cause, based on one or more modification parameters of the set of modification parameters, an adjustment of one or more positions, shapes, or sizes of one or more transparent display portions of a wearable device, the one or more transparent display portions enabling the user to see through the wearable device; and
cause a modified video stream derived from a live video stream to be displayed on one or more other display portions of the wearable device, the live video stream representing an environment of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,481,396

IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING METHOD

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:an imaging lens module configured to project at least one image, directly to at least one eye of a user, of multiple objects at different distances from the apparatus, and comprising a plurality of subregions, wherein the imaging lens module comprises at least one lens, imaging parameters of each of the plurality of subregions are adjustable, and the plurality of subregions are subregions physically independent from each other, or logical subregions obtained by logically dividing one physically integral imaging lens module;
a processor, communicatively coupled to a memory that stores computer-executable instructions, that executes or facilitates execution of the computer-executable instructions to perform operations comprising:
obtain position information of the multiple objects relative to the apparatus;
determine the imaging parameters of multiple subregions of the imaging lens module corresponding to the multiple objects based on the position information of the multiple objects relative to the apparatus, wherein each of the multiple objects corresponds to one or more subregions of the multiple subregions; and
adjust, concurrently, the imaging parameters of the multiple subregions of the imaging lens module corresponding to the multiple objects respectively based on the imaging parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,481,374

METHOD AND MICROSCOPY SYSTEM FOR SCANNING A SAMPLE

LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GM...

1. A method for scanning a sample using an electrically or electronically controllable microscope, comprising the steps of:dividing the sample into a plurality of scan fields;
performing a scanning of the sample so as to generate a plurality of images of the sample in the scan fields, the plurality of images being generated at different times and/or different locations of the sample, the microscope being controlled via a control computer during the scanning;
observing and/or analyzing the generated images using at least one further computer connected via a network so as to identify interesting regions of the sample; and
successively limiting the scan fields of the sample based on the identifications of interesting regions.

US Pat. No. 10,481,332

FREE SPACE VARIABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR WITH INTEGRATED INPUT/OUTPUT POWER MONITORS

II-VI Delaware, Inc., Wi...

1. A free space variable optical attenuator with integrated power monitoring comprisinga MEMS-based adjustable position tilt mirror for providing beam steering of an input free space beam to create a beam-steered output free space beam, the degree of steering defined by the adjustable position of the tilt mirror, the input free space beam arriving along an input signal path and the beam-steered output free space beam exiting along an output signal path, the input and output, signal paths terminating along a common plane P of the free space variable optical attenuator;
a single beamsplitter in which both of the input and the beam-steered output free space beams pass therethrough, the single beamsplitter for dividing each of the input and the beam-steered output free space beams into a major portion passing through the single beamsplitter and a minor portion re-directed along an orthogonal monitoring path, the single beamsplitter disposed in optical alignment with the MEMS-based tilt mirror so as to direct the major portion of the beam-steered output free space beam into the output signal path at the common plane P; and
a monitoring arrangement responsive to the minor portions of the input free space beam and the beam-steered output free space beam for measuring input and output power levels to determine the amount of attenuation created by the position of the tilt mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,481,323

PHYSIOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE MECHANICALLY ADAPTIVE POLYMER OPTICAL FIBERS, PRODUCTION AND METHODS OF USE

ADOLPHE MERKLE INSTITUTE,...

1. A physiologically responsive mechanically adaptive optical fiber, comprising: a largely amorphous polymer, the optical fiber having a main body having a length between a first end and second end, wherein light can be transmitted along the length of the optical fiber, wherein the optical fiber has a first stiffness before exposure to conditions encountered in vivo, and upon exposure to conditions encountered in vivo the optical fiber exhibits a second stiffness lower than the first stiffness.

US Pat. No. 10,481,168

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATION OF HEMOSTASIS

HemoSonics LLC, Charlott...

1. An apparatus configured as a disposable cartridge, the apparatus comprising:a housing;
a plurality of test chambers located in the housing, the plurality of test chambers including chambers configured for viscoelastic measurements via a system that interrogates one or more viscoelastic properties of test samples in the test chambers, wherein the one or more viscoelastic properties is used to characterize dynamics of coagulation and/or fibrinolysis including clot stiffness of a clot formed in the test samples, wherein the plurality of test chambers comprise a first test chamber and a second test chamber each defined by a space sufficient to allow induced displacement of the test sample in the test chamber from an application of a force applied to the test sample when the system interrogates the one or more viscoelastic properties of the test sample; and
a fluid pathway comprising a plurality of channels, each defined at least in part by the housing, wherein the fluid pathway includes an inlet, defined at least in part by the housing, through which a blood sample is introduced into the apparatus, wherein at least one channel of the fluid pathway is in communication with the inlet and with the first test chamber and a second test chamber to deliver a portion of the blood sample to each of the first test chamber and the second test chamber, wherein the at least one channel of the fluid pathway includes an inlet channel, a first channel, and a second channel, wherein the inlet channel is in communication with the inlet, and wherein the first channel is in communication with the inlet channel and at least with the first test chamber, and wherein the second channel is in communication with the inlet channel and at least with the second test chamber;
a first reagent or a first combination of reagents configured to activate coagulation, wherein the first reagent or the first combination of reagents is preloaded in a first space associated with the first test chamber for a single use in the disposable cartridge, and wherein the first reagent or the first combination of reagents interacts with a portion of the blood sample drawn through the first channel to form a first test sample, wherein the first test sample can be interrogated in the first test chamber to provide a first viscoelastic measurement that provides a determination of one or more clot stiffness values of a first clot formed in the first test sample in which the first clot is formed without platelet aggregation being inhibited, wherein the first reagent or the first combination of reagents comprises abciximab; and
a second combination of reagents comprising i) a reagent, or a combination of reagents, configured to activate coagulation and ii) a reagent, or a combination of reagents, to inhibit platelet aggregation, wherein the second combination of reagents is preloaded in a second space associated with the second test chamber for a single use in the disposable cartridge, and wherein the second combination of reagents interacts with a portion of the blood sample drawn through the second channel to form a second test sample, wherein the second test sample can be interrogated in the second test chamber to provide a second viscoelastic measurement that provides a determination of one or more clot stiffness values of a second clot formed in the second test sample in which the second clot is formed with platelet aggregation being inhibited.

US Pat. No. 10,481,122

GAS SENSOR ELEMENT AND GAS SENSOR

NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.,...

1. A gas sensor element comprising:a solid electrolyte layer;
a detection electrode provided on one surface of the solid electrolyte layer and exposed to a gas to be measured;
a reference electrode provided on another surface of the solid electrolyte layer and exposed to a reference gas;
a first layer provided on a side where the other surface of the solid electrolyte layer is present, and having a reference gas flow path that introduces the reference gas into the reference electrode; and
a heater layer provided on a side opposite to a side where the solid electrolyte layer is provided with respect to the first layer, the heater layer including a heating portion for heating the solid electrolyte layer, wherein
the solid electrolyte layer, the first layer and the heater layer are stacked,
an introduction flow path is formed in the gas sensor element as a flow path for guiding the reference gas from an outer surface of the gas sensor element to the reference gas flow path,
the introduction flow path has an opening provided at the outer surface that is perpendicular to a stacking direction of the gas sensor element and is provided on a side opposite to the side where the heater layer is provided with respect to the first layer, and
the introduction flow path extends in the stacking direction from the opening to the reference gas flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,481,012

HEAT EXCHANGER

Rinnai Corporation, Nago...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a case body;
a plurality of heat-transfer pipes disposed in the case body;
a connecting header configured to cover pipe ends of the plurality of heat-transfer pipes fixed on a side wall of the case body from outside the case body and connect the pipe ends of the plurality of heat-transfer pipes outside the side wall of the case body, the connecting header has a planar surface;
an inlet pipe configured to supply a fluid to be heated into the heat-transfer pipes;
an outlet pipe configured to lead out the fluid to be heated from the heat-transfer pipes;
a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of a water passage, wherein the water passage is formed of the heat-transfer pipes, the connecting header, the inlet pipe, and the outlet pipe; and
a sensor bracket configured to fix the temperature sensor to the sensor bracket, wherein
the sensor bracket is joined and fixed to the connecting header,
at least a part of a base portion of the sensor bracket forming a mounting surface of the temperature sensor is in surface contact with the planar surface provided in the connecting header, and
the temperature sensor is secured to a joint portion of the base portion of the sensor bracket joined and fixed to the connecting header so as to detect the temperature of the water passage through the planar surface of the connecting header and the base portion of the sensor bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,480,992

VEHICLE PASSENGER DETECTION APPARATUS

CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATI...

1. A vehicle passenger detection apparatus comprising:a load sensor attached in the vicinity of a seat of a vehicle, and configured and arranged to detect a load acting on the seat; and
a passenger detection unit configured and arranged to detect a passenger on the seat based on a detection value of the load sensor, the passenger detection unit including
a passenger determination section configured to determine a sitting state of the passenger on the seat based on the detection value of the load sensor and a passenger judgment threshold value,
a vibration change amount judgment section configured to determine presence or absence of vehicle vibration based on the detection value of the load sensor and a vibration threshold value, and
a passenger judgment section configured to judge whether to update a passenger determination result from the passenger determination unit or to maintain a previous passenger determination result, based on a determination result from the vibration change amount judgment section, and
a vehicle entry and exit determination section configured to monitor an occurrence of the passenger entering into the vehicle from a vacant seat state, and to determine by calculations whether the detection value of the load sensor is stable before the passenger entered the vehicle, when the occurrence of the passenger entering into the vehicle from the vacant seat state is determined, wherein
the passenger judgment section is configured to execute updating of the passenger determination result even in a state in which the determination result from the vibration change amount judgment section indicates a disturbance has occurred, when the vehicle entry and exit determination section determines that the detection value of the load sensor is stable before the passenger entered the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,480,985

EXPLOSION PROOF RADAR LEVEL GAUGE

1. A radar level gauge for determining the filling level of product in a tank, said gauge comprising:a housing with a housing wall enclosing a compartment providing explosion proof protection;
RLG circuitry located inside compartment, said circuitry in use having an available electrical and/or thermal energy incompatible with intrinsic safety requirements;
a signal propagation device located outside said compartment, said signal propagation device being adapted to direct a microwave transmit signal toward said product and return reflections thereof from a surface of said product;
an explosion proof first signal passage in said housing wall, said first signal passage providing a transmission line for said microwave transmit signal between said RLG circuitry and said signal propagation device;
an explosion proof second signal passage in said housing wall, said second signal passage providing a two-wire interface for electrically conductively connecting said radar level gauge to an intrinsically safe system located externally of said radar level gauge, to provide at least one of: communication between said radar level gauge and said intrinsically safe system, and power supply to said RLG circuitry; and
an electrical barrier connected between said RLG circuitry and the two-wire interface, said electrical barrier preventing energy or voltages in said RLG circuitry from compromising the intrinsic safety of an intrinsically safe system connected to the two-wire interface.

US Pat. No. 10,480,963

ABSOLUTE POSITION READOUT APPARATUS

Hiwin Mikrosystem Corp., ...

1. An absolute position readout apparatus comprising an encoder device and a readout device that are spaced apart from each other, and said encoder device being movable relative to said readout device in a moving direction;wherein said encoder device includes an absolute magnetic track and an incremental magnetic track, each of which extends in the moving direction;
wherein said absolute magnetic track has a plurality of absolute-track magnetized regions which form a plurality of absolute-track boundaries thereamong, said absolute-track boundaries being formed equidistantly along the moving direction with a distance between each adjacent two thereof being 2P which defines a width of each of said absolute-track magnetized regions;
wherein said incremental magnetic track has a plurality of first incremental-track magnetized regions with first magnetic polarity and a plurality of second incremental-track magnetized regions with second magnetic polarity which differs from the first magnetic polarity, said first incremental-track magnetized regions and said second incremental-track magnetized regions being arranged alternately and forming a plurality of incremental-track boundaries thereamong, said incremental-track boundaries being formed equidistantly along the moving direction with a distance between each adjacent two thereof being P which defines a width of each of said first and second incremental-track magnetized regions, said absolute-track magnetized regions thereby being wider than said first and second incremental-track magnetized regions;
wherein, for each of said absolute-track boundaries, a closest one of said incremental-track boundaries is spaced apart therefrom by a distance of p in a displacement direction same as or opposite to the moving direction, where 0???2P; and when ?=0, said absolute-track boundary is aligned with said closest one of said incremental-track boundaries;
wherein said readout device includes:
a group of first magnetic sensing components that correspond to said absolute magnetic track, and that are arranged equidistantly along the moving direction with a distance between each adjacent two thereof being 2P;
a group of second magnetic sensing components that correspond to said absolute magnetic track, wherein said first magnetic sensing components and said second magnetic sensing components are arranged alternately along the moving direction and adjacent ones thereof are spaced apart from each other by a distance of P;
a third magnetic sensing component that corresponds to said incremental magnetic track, and that is spaced apart from a closest one of said first and second magnetic sensing components by a distance of p in the displacement direction; and
a fourth magnetic sensing component that corresponds to said incremental magnetic track, and that is spaced apart from said third magnetic sensing component along the moving direction by a center-to-center distance of (N?0.5)×P, where N is a positive integer; and
wherein, when ?=0, said third magnetic sensing component is aligned with one of said first magnetic sensing components and said second magnetic sensing components.

US Pat. No. 10,480,958

SENSOR ARRANGEMENT FOR POSITION SENSING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for supporting determining the position of an object, the method comprising:coupling one of a magnetic field source and a magnetoresistive element with the object;
arranging the magnetoresistive element in a magnetic field generated by the magnetic field source;
receiving an output signal (R) from the magnetoresistive element dependent on its position (x) relative to the magnetic field source;
adjusting a strength of the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field source based on the output signal (R) of the magnetoresistive element; and
adjusting a distance between the magnetic field source and the magnetoresistive element based on a detected change in the output signal (R) caused by the adjustment of the strength of the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field source.

US Pat. No. 10,480,909

PRISONER CONTROL DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD

LEEB Innovations, LLC, W...

1. A system, comprising:a first wearable device configured and arranged to be secured about an appendage of a first person, the first wearable device comprising a GPS receiver module, an electroshock module and wireless receiver;
a second wearable device configured and arranged to be worn about an appendage of a second person, the second wearable comprising, a GPS receiver module, a transmitter and activation switch; and
a server in wireless communication with the first wearable device and the second wearable device;
wherein, if the first wearable device is within a predefined radius of the second wearable device, activation of the activation switch causes the transmitter to send a first signal directly to the wireless receiver to activate the electroshock module,
wherein the activation of the activation switch further causes the transmitter to send a second signal to the server;
wherein the electroshock module is configured to apply a stunning shock to the first person; and
wherein, responsive to the second signal, the server is configured to authenticate an identity of the second wearable device having the activation switch and, responsive to the authenticating, enable the electroshock module.

US Pat. No. 10,480,870

HEAT EXCHANGER

KYUNGDONG NAVIEN CO., LTD...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a heat exchange portion (200) in which a heating water flow path through which heating water flows, a hot water flow path through which hot water flows, and a combustion gas flow path through which a combustion gas combusted in a burner (100) flows are alternately formed to be adjacent to each other in a space between a plurality of plates,
wherein the heat exchange portion (200) is configured with a heating sensible heat portion (200A) configured to surround an outer side of a combustion chamber (C), configured with an area at one side of a plate, and configured to heat the heating water using sensible heat of the combustion gas generated by the combustion in the burner (100); a heating latent heat portion (200B) configured with a partial area at the other side of the plate and configured to heat the heating water using latent heat of water vapor contained in the combustion gas which underwent heat exchange in the heating sensible heat portion (200A); and a hot water latent heat portion (200C) configured with the remaining area of the other side of the plate and configured to heat direct water using latent heat of water vapor contained in the combustion gas passing through the heating latent heat portion (200B).

US Pat. No. 10,480,847

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE WITH AN APPLIANCE COMPONENT HAVING A HANDLE RECESS ACCESSIBLE FROM ABOVE

BSH Hausgeraete GmbH, Mu...

1. A domestic appliance, comprising:a housing;
an appliance component disposed on said housing being separate from said housing and being movable relative to said housing;
a handle disposed on said appliance component, said handle having a front wall and a slanted bottom wall, and said handle having a handle recess configured to be gripped from above, said handle recess being delimited by said front wall of said handle and said slanted bottom wall of said handle;
said bottom wall being a separate insert introduced into said appliance component; and
said appliance component having a slanted receiving bed for receiving said insert, said receiving bed having at least one resilient tongue disposed so as to press on said insert upon said insert being assembled in an end state in said receiving bed.

US Pat. No. 10,480,743

LIGHT BEAM ADJUSTING DEVICE AND VEHICLE LAMP ASSEMBLY

Valeo Lighting Hubei Tech...

1. A light beam adjusting device, comprising:a first optical deflector having a first light incidence face, the first light incidence face comprising a collimator for collimating an incident light, and a first light exit face, the first optical deflector being arranged to deflect the entirety of the incident light and cause it to exit from the first light exit face at a first deflection angle; and
a second optical deflector having a second light incidence face and a second light exit face, the second light incidence face being arranged to face the first light exit face, and the second light incidence face comprising an array of prisms which are arranged to deflect the collimated light exiting from the first light exit face along a single direction at a second deflection angle.

US Pat. No. 10,480,687

PIPE RACKS

Tindall Corporation, Spa...

1. A structure comprising:at least one foundation defining an aperture on an upper surface of the at least one foundation;
two legs, one of the two legs being supported by the at least one foundation, a lower surface of each of the two legs defining at least one aperture;
a horizontal support having two ends, a first end disposed in an aperture defined in a first leg of the two legs and a second end of the horizontal support disposed in an aperture defined in a second leg of the two legs;
a first rod forming a joint between the at least one foundation and one of the two legs, the first rod disposed in the aperture in the upper surface of the at least one foundation and in the aperture defined by the lower surface of said one of the two legs;
a second rod disposed within the aperture defined in the lower surface of one of the two legs, wherein the second rod defines a hollow space and receives the first rod within the hollow space; and
a passage defined through a side of the one of the two legs and through a hole in the second rod, the passage being threaded such that a distal end of a threaded bolt can be advanced into the passage to contact a side of the first rod within the hollow space of the second rod and move the first rod relative to the second rod.

US Pat. No. 10,480,656

BRIDGE TAPE WITH DIRECTED FOAM EXPANSION AND METHOD FOR SEALING HOLES IN SHEET METAL OR PLASTIC PARTS OF AUTOMOBILE BODIES

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. A bridge tape comprising:a foamable composition comprising an expandable microballoon;
a first backing material;
a second backing material; and
an adhesive coating or a two-sided adhesive tape,wherein:the foamable composition is disposed between the first backing material and the second backing material;
the adhesive coating or the two-sided adhesive tape is disposed between the first backing material and the foamable composition; and
the first backing material and the second backing material are fixed by a thread.

US Pat. No. 10,480,617

BICYCLE CHAIN

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

1. A bicycle chain comprising:a first outer link plate comprising:
a first outer-link end portion including a first outer-link circular opening having a first outer-link center axis;
a second outer-link end portion including a second outer-link circular opening having a second outer-link center axis parallel to the first outer-link center axis, the second outer-link center axis being spaced apart from the first outer-link center axis in a first outer-link longitudinal direction;
a first outer-link intermediate portion interconnecting the first outer-link end portion and the second outer-link end portion, the first outer-link end portion, the second outer-link end portion and the first outer-link intermediate portion defining a first outer-link outer peripheral edge comprising:
a first outer-link end edge extending about the first outer-link end portion;
a second outer-link end edge extending about the second outer-link end portion; and
a pair of first outer-link intermediate edges extending along the first outer-link intermediate portion between the first outer-link end edge and the second outer-link end edge; and
a first outer-link longitudinal centerline perpendicular to the first outer-link center axis and the second outer-link center axis, a first radial distance being defined from the first outer-link center axis to the first outer-link end edge in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to the first outer-link longitudinal centerline when viewed in an axial direction parallel to the first outer-link center axis, a minimum distance being defined between the pair of first outer-link intermediate edges in the perpendicular direction, the minimum distance being smaller than 200% of the first radial distance, the minimum distance being equal to or larger than 5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,480,554

STEEL PART

ArcelorMittal France, La...

1. A heat-treated and quenched part comprising:a first steel plate having a first base, a first intermetallic alloy layer on the first base and a first metal alloy layer on the first intermetallic alloy layer; and
a second steel plate having a second base, a second intermetallic alloy layer on the second base and a second metal alloy layer on the second intermetallic alloy layer;
the first and second steel plates being butt-welded together at a weld, the weld including material from at least the first base, the first intermetallic alloy layer, the second base and the second intermetallic layer, the weld being totally martensitic and free of intermetallic areas.

US Pat. No. 10,480,550

AUTOMATIC OIL SPILL DETECTION SYSTEM

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A hydraulic system comprising:(a) a control valve assembly having a main inlet port and a main outlet port and having at least one work section in fluid communication with at least one work circuit;
(b) a pump in fluid communication with the main inlet port of the control valve assembly;
(c) a reservoir in fluid communication with the main outlet port of the control valve assembly; and
(d) an electronic controller configured to detect a leak between the pump and the control valve assembly, a leak between the reservoir and the control valve assembly and a leak between the at least one work circuit and the control valve assembly;
(e) wherein the electronic controller is configured to implement a first leak detection protocol to isolate the pump from the control valve assembly upon the detection of a leak between the pump and the control valve assembly;
(f) wherein the electronic controller is configured to implement a second leak detection protocol to isolate the reservoir from the control valve assembly upon the detection of a leak between the reservoir and the control valve assembly;
(g) wherein the electronic controller is configured to isolate the at least one work circuit from the control valve assembly work section upon the detection of a leak between the work circuit and the work section.

US Pat. No. 10,480,526

AXIAL FLOW FAN AND AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An axial flow fan comprising:a plurality of blades, each of the blades including
a leading edge formed in front in a direction of rotation of the axial flow fan,
an inner circumferential edge formed at an inner circumference of the blades, and
an outer circumferential edge formed at an outer circumference of the blades, the outer circumferential edge being located at downstream in a flow direction of a fluid, forced to move by the axial flow fan, than the inner circumferential edge,
the blade being reflexed toward upstream of the fluid at a portion adjacent to the outer circumferential edge, and having a local angle-decrease section having a blade inlet angle at the leading edge decreasing from neighborhood, the local angle-decrease section being formed at a side of the leading edge and being located closer to the outer circumferential edge than to the inner circumferential edge,
the local angle-decrease section having, at a leading edge of the local angle-decrease section, a minimum point at which the blade inlet angle is a minimum,
the local angle-decrease section having an intermediate point located at an intermediate position between both ends of the local angle-decrease section,
the minimum point being formed closer to a rotation axis than the intermediate point.

US Pat. No. 10,480,504

ENGINE ROTATIONAL SPEED CONTROL APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A rotational speed control apparatus for an engine, the engine configured to drive a compressor that compresses a cooling medium for air conditioning, the rotational speed control apparatus comprising:an electronic control unit configured to:
(a) correct a torque of the engine through feedback in accordance with a deviation between a rotational speed during idle operation and a target rotational speed;
(b) (i) calculate a load torque of the compressor, and (ii) correct the calculated load torque through feedback in accordance with a deviation between the rotational speed of the engine and the target rotational speed and correct a required value of the torque of the engine in accordance with the corrected load torque, in a predetermined period from a start of a changeover between a driven state of the compressor and a stopped state of the compressor, the start of the changeover being during idling stability of the engine;
wherein a first period of the changeover from the stopped state of the compressor to the driven state of the compressor is set longer than a second period of the changeover from the driven state of the compressor to the stopped state of the compressor,
the first period of changeover comprises a convergence of the load torque to a stable value through an increase from 0,
the second period of changeover comprises a convergence of the load torque to 0 through a decrease, and
the electronic control unit is further configured to determine if there is a possibility of a liquid pool of cooling medium in a crank chamber of the compressor based on an outside air temperature and an elapsed time from a last stoppage of the compressor, and if the electronic control unit determines that the possibility of the liquid pool of cooling medium in the crank chamber of the compressor exists, then the first period of the changeover from the stopped state of the compressor to the driven state of the compressor is longer than when the electronic control unit determines that there is no possibility of the liquid pool of cooling medium being in the crank chamber of the compressor,
wherein when the outside air temperature is lower than a predetermined value and the elapsed time is longer than a predetermined value, the electronic control unit determines that the possibility of the liquid pool of cooling medium in the crank chamber of the compressor exists.

US Pat. No. 10,480,481

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION BASED ON WATER WAVES

EIP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A wave power generator device for converting water wave power into electricity, comprising:a frame including an open interior and a support base on each end of the frame, the frame operable to interface with and to receive an airflow caused by a water wave;
a stator assembly encased in the frame, including:
an array of inductor coils fixed in position with respect to the support base, and
an array of bearings arranged along the support base, the bearings operable to roll to allow a surface in contact with the bearings to move with respect to the stator assembly; and
a rotor assembly encased in the frame, including:
a flywheel having a hollow interior and an outer wall to provide the flywheel with a high inertia,
a turbine rotor attached to the flywheel at a particular plane along the hollow interior, wherein the turbine rotor includes a disk and a plurality of blades protruding from the disk and wherein the rotor assembly does not include a rotary shaft in the center of the disk, and
an array of magnets arranged on the outer wall of the flywheel to be of alternating axial polarity from one another such that the magnets move with the rotor assembly with respect to the array of inductor coils as the flywheel rotates with respect to the stator assembly, such that relative motion between the magnets and the inductor coils causes generation of electric currents in the inductor coils,
wherein the rotor assembly is engaged to the bearings of the stator assembly such that the flywheel is operable to rotate by rolling motion of the bearings when the received airflow enters the hollow interior and causes the turbine rotor to rotate for conversion of the water wave power into the electric currents in the inductor coils.

US Pat. No. 10,480,474

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING REMAINING USEFUL LIFE FOR AN INJECTOR OF A RECIPROCATING ENGINE

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

1. A method for determining remaining useful life of an in-use injector of a reciprocating engine, the method comprising:determining nozzle wear relationship data for a plurality of duty cycles of the in-use injector;
receiving operating parameters for the reciprocating engine;
receiving emission relationship data predictive of emission levels for a standard injector operation;
determining actual emission levels for the in-use injector based on the nozzle wear relationship data, the emission relationship data, and the received operating parameters;
determining remaining useful life of the in-use injector based on the actual emission levels, the nozzle wear relationship data, and the received operating parameters; and
controlling an operation of the reciprocating engine based on the actual emission levels, if the remaining useful life of the in-use injector is within an operable range, or triggering a new injector procurement alarm if the remaining useful life of the in-use injector is not within the operable range.

US Pat. No. 10,480,464

ACTIVE AIRPATH BYPASS SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine intake assembly comprising:a plenum having an integrated charge air cooler (CAC);
a first header seal positioned around a circumference of a first CAC header; and
a first rotatably movable seal positioned in a bypass passage defined between sides of a CAC body and the plenum and interfacing via sliding contact with the first header seal, the first rotatably movable seal varying airflow through the bypass passage.

US Pat. No. 10,480,452

TEC MIXER WITH VARIABLE THICKNESSES

1. A method for making a mixer of a bypass turbine aeroengine, the mixer defining a central axis and extending between an upstream end and a downstream end, the mixer having a circumferentially endless upstream portion including the upstream end, a circumferentially endless downstream portion including the downstream end and having circumferential inner and outer flow surfaces extending between the upstream end and the downstream end; the inner and outer flow surfaces having a wavy configuration extending downstream from a location in the circumferentially endless upstream portion and terminating at the downstream end to form a plurality of lobes of the mixer, each of the lobes defining an internal passageway along the inner flow surface for exhaust gases flowing through the mixer and at least one pair of adjacent ones of the plurality of lobes defining therebetween an external passageway along the outer flow surface for a bypass air stream, the method comprising:a) preparing a first group of sheet metal blanks having a first thickness and a second group of sheet metal blanks having a second thickness, the first thickness and the second thickness being respectively constant along an entire length of the sheet metal blanks of the first group and the sheet metal blanks of the second group;
b) welding each one of the sheet metal blanks of the first group to one of the sheet metal blanks of the second group to thereby form a plurality of integrated blank-pieces each having a first portion of the first thickness and a second portion of the second thickness;
c) shaping each of the plurality of integrated blank-pieces into respective circumferential segments of the mixer; and
d) welding together the respective circumferential segments in a circumferential array to form the mixer in a complete configuration of a nozzle with the first thickness being constant along an entire length of the circumferentially endless upstream portion and with the second thickness second thickness being less than the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,480,387

HOUSING FOR AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEMS

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A housing for an aftertreatment system, the housing comprising:a plurality of single-layer, rectangular, exterior walls defining a generally rectangular interior cavity configured to enclose at least one aftertreatment component, at least one of the exterior walls comprising at least one corrugated panel having alternating grooves and ridges; and
a frame formed by a plurality of beams, the frame supporting the plurality of exterior walls,
wherein each alternating ridge of the at least one corrugated panel includes a raised wall, the raised wall including one or more extension portions that extend in opposite directions from each other, each said extension portion overlapping and contacting a corresponding one of the plurality of beams,
wherein at least one of the extension portions overlaps and contacts at least two sides of one of the beams of the plurality of beams of the frame,
wherein said at least one extension portion includes a bent edge that wraps around and engages said one of the beams, and
wherein the raised wall extends from one side of the exterior wall to the other side of the exterior wall opposite the one side.

US Pat. No. 10,480,379

EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY DEVICE INCLUDING ENGAGEMENT PORTION CONFIGURED TO ROTATE VALVE

FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. An exhaust heat recovery device comprising:an exhaust pipe that has a tubular shape and that allows an exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine to be guided downstream;
a shell member of a tubular shape that covers an outer side of the exhaust pipe;
a heat exchange portion arranged between the exhaust pipe and the shell member, the heat exchange portion comprising a heat exchanger that performs heat exchange between (i) the exhaust gas as a high-temperature fluid and (ii) a low-temperature fluid flowing within the heat exchanger;
an inflow portion comprising an inflow path through which the exhaust gas from the exhaust pipe flows to the heat exchange portion;
a valve arranged downstream of the inflow portion along a flow path of the exhaust gas in the exhaust pipe, the valve opening and closing the exhaust pipe;
a driving portion that generates a driving force for driving the valve; and
a transmitting portion that transmits the driving force generated by the driving portion to the valve,
wherein the driving portion comprises:
an expansion portion that expands when an external electrical signal is inputted to the driving portion; and
a linearly moving portion that extends according to expansion of the expansion portion,
wherein the transmitting portion comprises:
an engagement portion that is fixed to a shaft of the valve and that engages with the linearly moving portion; and
a torsion spring that applies a biasing force to the valve, and
wherein at least one end of the torsion spring is directed inward in a radial direction thereof,
wherein the engagement portion comprises an engagement part having an arc-like shape,
wherein the linearly moving portion comprises a piston, and
wherein, in the piston, a seating face configured to engage the engagement part of the engagement portion comprises an arc-like concave shape.

US Pat. No. 10,480,346

HYDRAULIC CONTROL DEVICE FOR AN EMERGENCY STOP VALVE OF A STEAM TURBINE AND STEAM TURBINE ARRANGEMENT

Voith Patent GmbH, Heide...

1. A hydraulic control device for an emergency stop valve of a steam turbine, comprising:a module for reducing a hydraulic pressure by rapid opening of an outflow valve and/or changing a load on an actuator for actuating the emergency stop valve;
a control valve arrangement with at least three safety valves provided in an operating medium supply and/or conducting system, said at least three safety valves being hydraulically interconnected to open the outflow valve or change a load on the actuator only when a safety circuit by way of at least two safety valves of said control valve arrangement have assumed an emergency stop position;
at least three precontrol valves, with a respective said precontrol valve hydraulically connected upstream, in a flow direction from a pressure source towards a pressure sink, of each said safety valve and independent from remaining said safety valves, wherein the respective said safety valve that is connected downstream of a respective said precontrol valve can be hydraulically decoupled from the respective said precontrol valve during operation, and wherein said three precontrol valves are connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,480,301

MULTI-PHASIC EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING SYSTEM

Triad National Security, ...

1. A down hole modular rock fracturing system comprising:one or more multiphase explosive containers comprising a precursor composition located down hole;
one or more liquid supply containers comprising liquid fuel;
one or more venting containers;
liquid supply pipes connecting the liquid supply containers to the multiphase explosive containers;
a remote valve or pump located in the liquid supply pipes between the liquid supply containers and the explosive containers thereby separating the liquid fuel from the precursor composition;
a vent pipe connecting the multiphase explosive containers to the venting containers; and
a control cable connected to the remote valve or pump, wherein the remote valve is configured to be opened or the pump activated at a signal from the control cable and wherein when the valve is opened or the pump is activated, the liquid fuel moves through the liquid supply pipes into the multiphase explosive containers thereby creating an explosive composition;
wherein at least two of the multiphase explosive containers, liquid supply containers, and venting containers are located below ground and are mechanically coupled together downhole with a mechanical container coupling or are internally coupled together with an interior sealing spool.

US Pat. No. 10,480,277

DOWNHOLE TOOL AND METHOD OF USE

The WellBoss Company, LLC...

1. A method of using a downhole tool, the method comprising:at a surface facility proximate to a wellbore, connecting the downhole tool with a workstring;
operating the workstring to run the downhole tool into the wellbore to a desired position, the downhole tool comprising:
a mandrel made of composite material, the mandrel further comprising:
a proximate end having a first outer diameter;
a distal end having a second outer diameter;
an angled linear transition surface;
a flowbore extending from the proximate end to the distal end; and
an inner set of shear threads disposed in the flowbore at the proximate end;
a composite slip disposed around the mandrel at the proximate end;
a metal slip disposed around the mandrel at the distal end;
a bearing plate disposed around the mandrel, the bearing plate comprising an angled inner plate surface engaged with the angled linear transition surface, and an angled outer plate surface engaged with the composite slip;
a first cone disposed around, but not otherwise coupled to, the mandrel, the first cone also engaged with the composite slip;
a seal element disposed around the mandrel, and between the composite slip and the metal slip; and
a lower sleeve disposed around and threadingly coupled with the mandrel, and also engaged with the metal slip at the distal end;
setting the downhole tool; and
disconnecting the downhole tool from the workstring,
wherein the first outer diameter is larger than the second outer diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,480,267

DOWNHOLE TOOL AND METHOD OF USE

The WellBoss Company, LLC...

1. A downhole tool for use in a wellbore, the downhole tool comprising:a mandrel made of a reactive metallic material, the mandrel further comprising:
a distal end; a proximate end; an inner flowbore; a ball seat formed in the inner flowbore; and an outer surface,
wherein the mandrel comprises a first outer diameter at the distal end, a second outer diameter at the proximate end, and an angled linear transition surface therebetween, wherein the second outer diameter is larger than the first outer diameter, and wherein the proximate end further comprises a failure point defined by an inner groove and a failure point wall thickness in the range of 0.03 inches to 0.1 inches;
a seal element disposed about the mandrel;
a first slip disposed about the mandrel;
a second slip disposed about the mandrel; and
a lower sleeve disposed proximate to the second slip, and engaged with the mandrel, wherein upon setting of the downhole tool and pressurization via a ball positioned in the ball seat results in the mandrel sliding to a point where a middle of the ball is laterally proximate to a middle of the seal element.

US Pat. No. 10,480,259

THREADED CONNECTION FOR PIPE OR TUBE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE THREADED CONNECTION FOR PIPE OR TUBE

Nippon Steel Corporation,...

1. A threaded connection for pipe or tube comprising a pin and a box, the pin and the box each including a contact surface that includes a thread portion and an unthreaded metal contact portion, the threaded connection for pipe or tube comprising:on the contact surface of at least one of the pin and the box,
a first plating layer consisting of a Zn—Ni alloy;
a second plating layer on the first plating layer, the second plating layer consisting of Zn or a Zn alloy, and being porous; and
a lubricating coating on the second plating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,480,247

COMBINED MULTI-COUPLER WITH ROTATING FIXATIONS FOR TOP DRIVE

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

11. A coupling system of a top drive system comprising:a first plate having a stabbing member that is perpendicular to the first plate, wherein the stabbing member includes a notch; and a second plate having:
a hollow complementary to the stabbing member; a bar bore in the second plate; and a bar having a coupling recess, wherein the bar is rotatable within the bar bore between an open position and a closed position, wherein at least a first majority of the coupling recess is disposed in the hollow when in the open position, and wherein at least a second majority of the coupling recess is disposed in the bar bore in the closed position;
wherein the stabbing member is secured in the hollow when the first plate is joined to the second plate and the bar is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,480,225

HINGE MECHANISM AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

FOSITEK CORPORATION, New...

1. A hinge mechanism comprising:a cam extending in a left-and-right direction to have left and right sides, and a middle portion interposed between said left and right sides, said cam having two adjusting slots which are formed in said middle portion and spaced apart from each other in the left-and-right direction, two arcuate surface sections which are respectively disposed on said left and right sides and face upwardly, and two peripheral cam surface sections which are respectively disposed on said left and right sides and respectively face said arcuate surface sections to cooperatively define two retaining cavities;
a first arm unit including a first movable arm which has first proximate and distal ends relative to said left side of said cam, a first cam follower protrusion that is disposed on said first proximate end and movably received in one of said retaining cavities, and a first peg that extends in a front-and-rear direction transverse to the left-and-right direction and that is engaged in and movable relative to one of said adjusting slots; and
a second arm unit including a second movable arm which has second proximate and distal ends relative to said right side of said cam, a second cam follower protrusion that is disposed on said second proximate end and movably received in the other one of said retaining cavities, and a second peg that extends in the front-and-rear direction and that is engaged in and movable relative to the other one of said adjusting slots such that said first and second movable arms are pivotable relative to each other between an unfolded position, where said first and second distal ends are remote from each other to have said first and second movable arms extending parallel to each other along the left-and-right direction and where said first and second cam follower protrusions are respectively received in said retaining cavities, and a folded position, where said first and second distal ends are close to each other and have said first and second movable arms extending in an up-and-down direction that is transverse to both the left-and-right direction and the front-and-rear direction, and where said first and second cam follower protrusions are respectively disengaged from and disposed upwardly of said retaining cavities, and such that during the pivoting of said first and second movable arms from the unfolded position to the folded position, each of said first and second cam follower protrusions is moved from said respective cavity and slides on a respective one of said peripheral cam surface sections so as to provide a leeway between said first and second movable arms.

US Pat. No. 10,480,211

HANDRAIL ASSEMBLY, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION

NONDRILL PTY LTD, New So...

1. A handrail support assembly adapted for attachment to a construction element, the element including a pre-cast concrete wall slab in the form of a rectangular cuboid having a front face and an opposite rear face, and having a vertical operational orientation in which said front and rear faces extend upwardly, the slab further having, when in the operational orientation, an upper edge and an opposite lower edge, and two opposite side edges, each of the upper, lower and side edges extending between the front face and rear face, the construction element further including a securing element having a connection portion exposed relative to the slab and an anchor portion pre-cast with, and embedded in, the slab and formed so as to engage the slab whereby the securing element is adapted for lifting of the construction element by a lifting apparatus when the lifting apparatus is attached to the connection portion, the support assembly comprising:a handrail support having first engagement means; and
a securing element connector having a first portion adapted for interlocking detachable connection to the connection portion and a second portion having second engagement means and being adapted for attachment to the handrail support,
wherein the handrail support and second portion are adapted to be tightened to each other by inter-engagement of the first engagement means and second engagement means, such that the handrail support is tightened into fixed engagement with the slab,
wherein the handrail support assembly has at least one outer surface which is adapted to conceal the first engagement means and second engagement means when the handrail support and second portion are tightened to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,480,204

CHEMICAL INJECTOR FOR USE WITH A POOL OR SPA SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. An assembly for a pool or spa system comprising:a housing;
a disposable chemical container for fluidly sealing a chemical in an inner volume of the disposable chemical container, wherein the disposable chemical container is housed in the housing;
a pump coupled to the disposable chemical container for injecting the chemical into a fluid flow of the pool or spa system;
a sensor configured to measure an amount of the chemical in the disposable chemical container;
a processing device communicatively coupled to the sensor and configured to determine if the amount is below a threshold; and
a communication circuit communicatively coupled to the processing device and configured to request a replacement assembly when the amount is below the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,480,199

FLOORBOARDS WITH HORIZONTALLY AND VERTICALLY LOCKING CONNECTING PROFILES

Tarkett GDL S.A., Lentzw...

1. A floorboard for a flooring system comprising a plurality of mechanically connectable floorboards, the floorboard comprising a bottom face and a top face, a first connecting profile along a first side and a second connecting profile along a second side, which is parallel to the first side, the first connecting profile being configured for locking engagement with the second connecting profile of another floorboard both horizontally and vertically,wherein the first connecting profile comprises a protruding strip having a horizontal bottom surface that is part of the bottom face of the floorboard, the protruding strip terminating in a locking element projecting towards the top face of the floorboard so that the protruding strip has its biggest thickness at the locking element;
wherein the second connecting profile comprises an overhanging tongue delimiting at its bottom a recess for receiving the protruding strip, the recess comprising a locking groove configured for cooperating with the locking element so as to provide a horizontal locking effect, the overhanging tongue comprising a tip;
wherein the first connecting profile comprises a tongue groove arranged above a stem portion of the protruding strip, the tongue groove being configured to accommodate the tip of the overhanging tongue so as to provide a vertical locking effect;
wherein the tip of the overhanging tongue comprises an upper contact surface and a lower contact surface that are inclined with respect to each other so as to define a first virtual intersection axis that lies outside the respective floorboard;
wherein the tongue groove is delimited by an upper delimiting surface and a lower delimiting surface that are inclined with respect to each other, so as to define a second virtual intersection axis that lies inside the respective floorboard;
wherein the upper and lower contact surface of the tip of the overhanging tongue are configured to be put into contact with the upper and lower delimiting surface, respectively, of the tongue groove, so that said first virtual intersection axis substantially coincides with said second virtual intersection axis, when the first connecting profile is in locking engagement with the second connecting profile of another floorboard;
wherein the lower contact surface and the lower delimiting surface are inclined relative to a horizontal plane; and
wherein the upper contact surface and the lower contact surface define an angle therebetween that is comprised in the range from 3° to 20°, while the upper delimiting surface and the lower delimiting surface also define an angle therebetween that is comprised in the range from 3° to 20°.

US Pat. No. 10,480,181

INSULATION SYSTEM FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

Precision Converters, Inc...

1. An apparatus for installing loose-fill or dense pack fiberglass or cellulose insulation that is blown dry into a wall cavity of a wall of a building structure, wherein the wall includes a back wall, a top beam disposed vertically above a bottom beam, a plurality of vertical studs extending between the top and bottom beams, and a plurality of wall cavities, a width of each wall cavity defined between a pair of adjacent ones of the plurality of vertical studs, the apparatus comprising:a drapeable sheet of fabric having a width so dimensioned as to extend vertically from the bottom beam of the wall to the top beam of the wall and having a length so dimensioned as to extend horizontally across at least one wall cavity, the at least one wall cavity defined in part by the top beam, the bottom beam, and the back wall, wherein the drapeable sheet of fabric having a first region that is substantially impermeable to air and a second region contiguous with the first region, the second region having a permeability to air substantially greater than the impermeability of the first region, wherein the air permeability of the second region is uninterrupted across the drapeable sheet of fabric, and
a horizontal strip configured for extending continuously across an entire width of the at least one wall cavity and configured for covering the second region of the drapeable sheet of fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,480,086

MULTIPURPOSE ELECTROLYTIC DEVICE (MPED) FOR FORCED OR SPONTANEOUS ELECTROLYTIC PROCESSES, WITH INDEPENDENT ELECTROLYTES

PROTECH SPA, Santiago (C...

1. Multipurpose electrolytic device (MPED) for forced or spontaneous processes of electrowinning of metals, electrooxidation (EOXI) or electroreduction (ERED) of ionic species with independent electrolytes which allows the electrolytic transformation of ions in a controlled manner, wherein the device (MPED) is a tank of solid and monolithic structure, manufactured of non-electrically conductive strategic material based on polymers, acrylic material or cellular cement and of a rectangular geometric shape; wherein the device MPED comprises two end containing sides, one right and one left, and two contiguous perforated inner sides or walls joined by bolts with washers and nuts inserted into perforations arranged in register on each inner side; wherein the MPED further comprises two inner compartments, one cationic and the other one anionic, each formed by two lateral sides and one lower horizontal side adhered to said end containing sides and coincidentally overlapping when facing each other; wherein said two inner compartments are connected by means of a selective and unidirectional ion exchange membrane centrally disposed in between a window or perforation formed in each of the inner perforated sides or walls, the membrane being either a cationic ion exchange (CIEM) membrane or anionic ion exchange (AIEM) membrane, depending on the process, wherein a strategic solution (SS) is respectively injected into each inner compartment as catholyte or anolyte and strategic electrodes corresponding to a cathode and an anode are respectively submerged into the catholyte and anolyte; wherein each electrode is connected to a respective conductive bar; wherein in the lower part of each inner compartment there is located a solution distributing pressurized tank; wherein said solution distributing pressurized tank is connected by one of its ends to a solution inlet pipe and in the upper face of said solution distributing pressurized tank there is located a perforated solution distribution bar or plate; wherein the perforations of the distribution bar or plate have an inclination angle pointing toward the surface of the ionic exchange membranes; wherein the other end of the solution distributing pressurized tank is closed; wherein each of the inner compartments comprise therein a vertical side wall which is smaller in height than that of the lateral sides of the compartment, thus forming an overflow tank opposite the solution inlet pipe for discharging strategic solution (SS); wherein said overflow tank is connected to a solution outlet pipe; wherein the MPED incorporates a compartment lid or seal for controlling the pressure of the fluid contained therein as a strategic solution (SS), either as catholyte or anolyte, wherein said compartment lid or seal incorporates a gas conveying pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,480,069

STORAGE DEVICE, VAPORIZER AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Kokusai Electric Corporat...

1. A storage device comprising:a sidewall formed in a cylindrical shape;
a cover wall disposed at an upper end of the sidewall;
a bottom wall connected to a lower end of the sidewall and comprising a mounting surface mountable on a weight detector;
a storage chamber surrounded by the sidewall, the cover wall, and the bottom wall;
a recess communicating with the storage chamber and provided at the bottom wall;
a communication pipe comprising an upstream portion connected directly to a bottom portion of the recess and extending in a vertically downward direction with a diameter smaller than that of the recess, a downstream portion extending in a vertically upward direction in the bottom wall, and a middle portion disposed between the upstream portion and the downstream portion;
a gas flow path provided at a wall other than the bottom wall; and
a discharge pipe connected directly to the downstream portion of the communication pipe and extending in a direction same as that of the downstream portion of the communication pipe with a diameter smaller than that of the downstream portion of the communication pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,479,911

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR POLISHING MEMORY HARD DISKS EXHIBITING REDUCED EDGE ROLL OFF

Cabot Microelectronics Co...

1. A chemical-mechanical polishing composition comprising:(a) an abrasive comprising colloidal silica and fused silica,
(b) about 10 ppm to about 1000 ppm of a compound of formula (I):

wherein R is selected from
a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl,


R5C6H4, and
R6—O—(R7O)n—,
wherein R1-R5 are independently selected from straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyls,
wherein R6 is a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl or R8—C6H4—,
wherein R7 is a straight chain or branched chain C2-C10 alkylene,
wherein R8 is a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl,
wherein n is an integer of from 1 to about 20,
wherein X and Y are independently O or a covalent bond, and
wherein A and B are independently an alkali metal cation or an organic amine compound,
(c) an amino acid,
(d) hydrogen peroxide, and
(e) water,
wherein the polishing composition has a pH of about 1 to about 5.

US Pat. No. 10,479,813

UTILITY OF NEMATODE SMALL MOLECULES

California Institute of T...

1. A method of reducing eosinophils (eos) or lymphocytes (lym), or both, in a subject, comprising:administering a therapeutically effective dosage of a composition to the subject, thereby reducing eos or lym, or both, in the subject,
wherein the composition comprises a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a compound of Formula (I)
whereinR1 is, independently for each occurrence, hydrogen or alkyl;R1? is, independently for each occurrence, hydrogen or alkyl;X is C(R1)2;X1 is cis- or trans-C(R1)?C(R1);n1, n2, and n3 are each independently an integer of 0 to 30, inclusive;n4 is an integer of 1 to 30, inclusive;the sum of n1, each n2, and each n3 is 1 to 30, inclusive;R3 is hydrogen or alkyl;R4 is hydrogen or alkyl;R5? is hydrogen, alkyl, halogen, —OR6, or —N(R6)2;R5 is —OR6 or —N(R6)2; andR6 is independently alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,724

COATED ARTICLE HAVING A PROTECTIVE COATING CONTAINING SILICON NITRIDE AND/OR SILICON OXYNITRIDE

VITRO FLAT GLASS LLC, Ch...

1. A coated article comprising:a substrate;
a first functional layer over at least a portion of the substrate, the first functional layer comprising a silver layer over at least a portion of the substrate and an uppermost layer comprising a metal oxide over at least a portion of the silver layer;
a metal oxynitride layer comprising silicon directly over at least a portion of the uppermost layer comprising a metal oxide;
a metal nitride layer comprising silicon over at least a portion of the metal oxynitride layer; and
a protective layer comprising TiAlO over at least a portion of the metal nitride layer.

US Pat. No. 10,479,695

POROUS TITANATE COMPOUND PARTICLES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

OTSUKA CHEMICAL CO., LTD....

1. Porous titanate compound particles having a cumulative pore volume of 5% or more within a pore diameter range of 0.01 to 1.0 ?m, each formed of titanate compound crystal grains bonded together, and each of the porous titanate compound particles including a treated layer formed on a surface thereof and made of a hydrophobic surface treatment agent.

US Pat. No. 10,479,689

ULTRATHIN GRAPHENE PIECE, APPARATUS FOR PREPARING ULTRATHIN GRAPHENE PIECES, METHOD FOR PREPARING ULTRATHIN GRAPHENE PIECES, CAPACITOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CAPACITOR

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MA...

1. A method for preparing an ultrathin graphene piece, comprising sequentially applying:a first voltage of +0.1 V to +10 V between a graphite electrode used as an anode and a counter electrode used as a cathode for 1 minute to 10 minutes,
a second voltage of +1 V to +10 V between the graphite electrode and counter electrode for 1 minute to 10 minutes,
a third voltage of +5 V to +15 V between the graphite electrode and counter electrode for 1 hour to 2 hours, and
an activation processing step of applying a voltage of +5 V to +15 V between the graphite electrode and counter electrode for 60 minutes to 120 minutes,
to obtain an ultrathin graphene piece comprising less than 10 overlapped graphene layers and at least one through hole penetrating a front and a rear side of the graphene piece.

US Pat. No. 10,479,552

PLASTIC CONTAINER WITH LIFT HANDLE FOR FORK TRUCK TRANSPORT

ORBIS Corporation, Ocono...

1. A tote style container comprising:a container body having a base, a first side wall, an opposing second side wall, a first end wall and an opposing second end wall and a plurality of outwardly extending ribs on the first end wall and the second end wall;
a first handle having an upper portion, a first arm and a second arm, the first arm and the second arm of the first handle securely mounted to a top portion of the first end wall, wherein each of the first arm and the second arm of the first handle is in a channel formed in the plurality of outwardly extending ribs, and forming a first opening between the top portion of the first end wall and the upper portion of the first handle, wherein the upper portion of the first handle is spaced above a top edge of the first side wall, a top edge of the second side wall, a top edge of the first end wall and a top edge of the second end wall;
a second handle having an upper portion, a first arm and a second arm, the first arm and the second arm of the second handle securely mounted to a top portion of the second end wall wherein each of the first arm and the second arm of the second handle is in a channel formed in the plurality of outwardly extending ribs, and forming a second opening between the top portion of the second end wall and the upper portion of the second handle where the second opening is aligned with the first opening, wherein the upper portion of the second handle is spaced above the top edge of the first side wall, the top edge of the second side wall, the top edge of the first end wall and the top edge of the second end wall, and wherein the first handle and the second handle are positioned and sized to receive a tine of a fork truck through the first opening and second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,479,483

PITCH CONTROL ASSEMBLY AND PROPELLER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ADJUSTING PITCH

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A propeller assembly, comprising:a spider hub comprising a hub defining an interior and a set of arms spaced circumferentially about the hub and projecting radially from the hub, wherein the set of arms are configured to receive a set of blades such that a blade root of a blade of the set of blades is rotationally mounted to an outer periphery of an arm included in the set of arms;
a crosshead located within the interior of the hub and axially moveable relative to the hub;
a torque tube located in the arm and extending into the hub, and having opposing first and second ends, with the first end configured to mount to a proximal most portion of the blade of the set of blades, the torque tube spanning a length, between the first end and second end, from the outer periphery of the arm to the interior of the hub; and
a motion converter located within the interior of the hub and coupling the crosshead to the second end of the torque tube, the motion converter configured for converting axial movement of the crosshead into rotational movement of the torque tube and a pitch angle of the blade can be adjusted by axially moving the crosshead to rotate the torque tube to effect a corresponding rotation of the blade.

US Pat. No. 10,479,354

OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An obstacle detection system for a work vehicle, comprising:a controller comprising a memory and a processor, wherein the controller is configured to:
receive a first signal from a first sensor assembly indicative of presence of an obstacle within a field of view of the first sensor assembly;
receive a second signal from a second sensor assembly indicative of a position of the obstacle within a field of view of the second sensor assembly in response to presence of a movable object coupled to the work vehicle within the field of view of the first sensor assembly, wherein the second sensor assembly is positioned remote from the work vehicle;
determine presence of the obstacle within the field of view of the first sensor assembly based on the position of the obstacle in response to receiving the second signal; and
output a third signal indicative of detection of the obstacle in response to presence of the obstacle within the field of view of the first sensor assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,479,217

IN-TRAIN TRANSMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM AND RELAY DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An in-train transmission control system in which a central unit that is provided in any car of a train formation composed of one or more cars and controls operation of the entire train formation transmits command data to a device or devices provided in some or all of the cars, and in which the device transmits device data to the central unit, comprising:a relay device provided in the car; and
a line concentrator connected between the central unit and a network interface of the relay device in the car, which allows the command data from the central unit to pass therethrough, and upon receiving device data from the device, transmits the device data to the relay device via the network interface,
wherein the relay device aggregates the device data received from the line concentrator and transmits, via the network interface, the aggregated device data to the central unit.

US Pat. No. 10,479,209

RELAY DEVICE INCLUDING A RESTRICTION UNIT

AUTONETWORK TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A relay device converting a control signal related to charging from one format to another and relaying a converted control signal between a first communication unit that is provided on a vehicle having a battery and that sends and receives a control signal related to charging in a first format and a second communication unit that is provided on a charging station for supplying DC power to charge the battery and that sends and receives a control signal related to charging in a second format, comprising:a restriction unit that restricts energization between the charging station and the battery regardless of control performed by the vehicle based on the control signal;
an acquisition unit that acquires a voltage value of the DC power supplied from the charging station and a voltage value of the battery;
a determination unit that determines whether or not a voltage difference between the voltage values acquired by the acquisition unit is less than a threshold; and
a release unit that releases restriction by the restriction unit if the determination unit determines that the voltage difference is less than the threshold, wherein
the vehicle is provided with a DC cutoff relay that cuts off DC power supplied from the charging station to the battery and a signal line that transmits a signal for opening or closing the DC cutoff relay,
the relay device comprises a signal cutoff relay that cuts off the signal, and
the restriction unit restricts the energization by changing a state of the signal cutoff relay to an interrupted state, and the release unit releases the restriction by changing a state of the signal cutoff relay to an energized state.

US Pat. No. 10,479,198

TRANSFER CASE WITH ACTIVE CLUTCH ON FRONT OUTPUT AND PASS-THRU REAR OUTPUT

MAGNA POWERTRAIN OF AMERI...

1. A transfer case for use in a four-wheel drive motor vehicle having a powertrain and front and rear drivelines, the transfer case comprising:a t-case housing adapted to be secured to a transmission housing of a transmission associated with the powertrain and having a transmission output shaft extending from the transmission housing into the t-case housing;
an end segment of a rear propshaft associated with the rear driveline extending into the t-case housing and being directly coupled for common rotation with the transmission output shaft;
a front output shaft rotatably supported in the t-case housing and adapted to be coupled to an end segment of a front propshaft associated with the front driveline;
a transfer assembly disposed within the t-case housing and having a first transfer member fixedly coupled for rotation with the transmission output shaft, a second transfer member surrounding the front output shaft, and a third transfer member drivingly interconnecting the first and second transfer members; and
a clutch assembly operable for selectively coupling and uncoupling the second transfer member with the front output shaft,
wherein the transmission output shaft is a tubular member having an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the end segment of the rear propshaft is disposed within the tubular member and has external splines meshed with internal splines formed on the inner surface of the tubular member, and wherein the first transfer member surrounds the outer surface of the tubular member and is fixedly secured thereto via a splined connection.

US Pat. No. 10,479,165

METHOD FOR OPERATING A FILLING ADAPTER, AND FILLING ADAPTER FOR FILLING REFRIGERANT R744 INTO VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

1. A method for operating a filling adapter for filling vehicle air conditioning systems with refrigerant R744, wherein the filling adapter comprises mechanical clamping elements which are operated by a pneumatically or mechanically controlled clamping piston, wherein the clamping elements are tightened by the clamping piston for the filling process onto specifically designed portions of the vehicle air conditioning system and held in the clamped position during the filling process, wherein two different pressure media are applied to the clamping piston, wherein initially the control pressure of the filling adapter is applied, followed by the additional application of filling pressure of the refrigerant.

US Pat. No. 10,479,149

TIRE CHAIN INSTALLATION TOOL

1. A tire chain installation tool for dual wheel pairs, the tool comprising in combination:an elongate rigid bar extending between a left end and a right end;
a left flexible leader fixed to said bar on a portion of said bar closer to said left end than to said right end;
a right flexible leader fixed to said bar on a portion of said bar closer to said right end than to said left end;
a middle flexible leader removably attachable to said bar between said left flexible leader and said right flexible leader;
each of said leaders having a distal end with a coupler thereon;
wherein said middle leader is removably attachable to a point on said bar midway between said left flexible leader and said right flexible leader; and
wherein said bar has a hollow core, a pin located within said bar, said pin slidable longitudinally within said bar and extending out of one of said ends of said bar, said bar having a side wall surrounding said hollow core with an opening in said side wall passing into said hollow interior of said bar, said opening located at said point on said bar midway between said left flexible leader and said right flexible leader, said opening sufficiently large to allow a proximal end of said middle flexible leader to pass through said opening and removably connected to said pin within said hollow interior of said bar, said pin slidable between a capture position with a tip of said pin extending past said opening in said side wall of said bar to a release position with said tip located short of said opening in said side wall of said bar, with said proximal end of said middle flexible leader released by said pin when said pin moves from said capture position to said release position.

US Pat. No. 10,479,148

RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER UNIT

PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., L...

1. A receiver configured to be mounted on a vehicle having rotation angle detecting sections each of which detects a rotation angle of one of wheel assemblies, wherein a transmitter is attached to each wheel assembly, the receiver being configured to identify the wheel assembly to which each transmitter is attached, the receiver comprising:a receiving section configured to receive transmission data that is transmitted from each transmitter when the transmitter detects that the associated wheel assembly is at any of specific angles set in possible rotation angles of the wheel assembly;
an obtaining section configured to obtain the rotation angle from the rotation angle detecting section upon reception of the transmission data by the receiving section;
a calculation section configured to calculate a difference between the rotation angle obtained by the obtaining section and a previously obtained rotation angle; and
an identifying section configured to determine whether the difference calculated by the calculation section is included in a predetermined range and associates an ID code included in the transmission data with the wheel assembly based on the number of times the difference is included in the range,
wherein the range includes
a reference range that includes 0, and
a specific range that includes an angle difference between different specific angles,
wherein the angle difference varies among the transmitters, and
the receiver further comprises a reception storage section that stores the ID codes of the transmitters while associating the ID codes with the specific range.

US Pat. No. 10,479,119

TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS, THREE-DIMENSIONAL FABRICATION APPARATUS, TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE-FORMING METHOD AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL FABRICATION METHOD

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. A two-dimensional image forming apparatus comprising:a head unit containing a discharge part including a plurality of linearly arranged discharge nozzles and a smoothing part, the discharge part being configured to discharge an image formation material toward a stage from the discharge nozzles, and the smoothing part comprising a roller;
a main scanning direction movement part including a guide member configured to guide movement of at least one of the head unit and the stage in a main scanning direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the discharge nozzles, the main scanning direction movement part being configured to relatively move the discharge part with respect to the stage along the guide member;
a rotation part configured to rotate at least one of the guide member and the stage in a plane parallel to the stage to change a relative rotation position of the main scanning direction and the stage, and
a control part configured to control the head unit, the main scanning direction movement part, and the rotation part,
wherein when forming a two-dimensional image on the stage with the image formation material discharged from the discharge nozzles, the control part:
determines a minimal rotation for the rotation part to continuously position the relative position of the main scanning direction and the stage such that during discharge of the image formation material, the main scanning direction is parallel to each line segment of the two-dimensional image being formed,
discharges the image formation material toward the stage through one of the plurality of linearly arranged discharge nozzles, while the rotation part is continuously positioned according to the determined minimal rotation, and
smooths the formed material using the smoothing part,
wherein each formed line segment of the two-dimensional image has a uniformized width.

US Pat. No. 10,479,093

INKJET PRINTER

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. An inkjet printer, comprising:a device main body;
a head including a nozzle that injects a liquid;
a cleaning mechanism that performs an operation of causing the liquid to be discharged from the nozzle;
a waste liquid path including an inlet into which the liquid discharged by the cleaning mechanism flows and an outlet from which the liquid is discharged;
a waste liquid tank that is detachably attached to the device main body and collects the liquid discharged from the outlet of the waste liquid path;
a displaceable member that is movably provided in the device main body, and is displaced to a first position when the waste liquid tank is attached to the device main body and is displaced to a second position when the waste liquid tank is detached from the device main body;
a liquid receiving portion that is provided on the displaceable member so as to move together with the displaceable member, and is located at a position directly below the outlet when the displaceable member is at the second position;
a detection target that is provided on the displaceable member so as to move together with the displaceable member, and is displaced to a first detection position when the displaceable member moves to the first position and is displaced to a second detection position when the displaceable member moves to the second position;
a sensor that detects a position of the detection target; and
a controller that determines that the waste liquid tank is attached to the device main body when the detection target is at the first detection position and determines that the waste liquid tank is not attached to the device main body when the detection target is at the second detection position, based on a detection result of the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,479,065

APPLICATION DEVICE AND APPLICATION METHOD

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An application device that applies a film to a base material having a bonding surface, along a first direction which is an extending direction of the base material, comprising:an application mechanism having an application unit that applies the film from a first end to a second end in the first direction on the base material by pressing the film wherein the application unit can be driven in both the first direction and a second direction as the film is applied to the base material, the second direction being a direction orthogonal to the first direction and in which the bonding surface and the film are opposed to each other; and
a film gripping part that grips an end portion of the film on the second end side and that can be driven in the second direction as the application unit presses the film by moving in the first and second directions relative to the base material.

US Pat. No. 10,479,057

POLYMERIC SUBSTRATES WITH AN IMPROVED THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

MAGMA FLOORING LLC, Rive...

1. A substrate comprising: a thermoplastic composite having a fiberglass mat embedded in a thermoplastic resin, wherein the fiberglass mat has a basis weight of 76 to 500 g/m2 and about 20 to about 3000 fiberglass intersections per cm2, and wherein the thermoplastic composite possesses (i) a Thermal Expansion Coefficient of ? or less than that of a substrate derived from a neat embodiment of the thermoplastic resin, or (ii) a Thermal Expansion Coefficient of 50*10?6 m/(m*° C.) or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,479,029

COMPOSITE FORMING APPARATUS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:laying up a number of composite plies onto a base and overlapping onto a plate, wherein:
the number of composite plies is interleaved along a periphery with portions of a number of sheets laid up on the plate to form an overlap; and
the number of sheets is connected to the plate;
placing a drape directly over the number of composite plies and the number of sheets; and
lowering the plate connected to the number of sheets to form the number of composite plies around an edge of the base, wherein as the plate is lowered, the number of sheets is progressively pulled from between each of the number of composite plies.

US Pat. No. 10,479,025

APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING AN ELASTIC NONWOVEN MATERIAL

AURIZON ULTRASONICS, LLC,...

1. An apparatus for fabricating an elastic nonwoven material, the apparatus comprising:a first bonding module;
a second bonding module positioned in close proximity to the first bonding module, the first bonding module and the second bonding module being adapted to bond at least one elastic strand of the elastic nonwoven material; and
a pinching device adapted to limit a snap-back potential of the at least one elastic strand if the at least one elastic strand becomes severed during bonding.

US Pat. No. 10,479,011

CABLING INTERFACE FOR A PRODUCTION MACHINE IN THE PLASTICS PROCESSING INDUSTRY AND METHOD FOR RETOOLING SUCH A PRODUCTION MACHINE

Kistler Holding AG, Wint...

1. A cabling interface for a production machine in the plastics processing industry, which production machine includes multiple cavities and multiple piezoelectric pressure transducers, wherein at least a respective one of the multiple piezoelectric pressure transducers is arranged at a respective one of the multiple cavities, wherein each of the respective piezoelectric pressure transducers arranged in the respective cavity captures an internal tool pressure inside the respective cavity and returns an electrical charge signal for each internal tool pressure detected and conducts the electrical charge signal away to the cabling interface via an inner cable, the cabling interface comprising:a frame defining an inner side and an outer side disposed opposed to and facing away from the inner side;
at least one inner socket carried on the inner side of the frame and that includes at least two connection ports electrically connected together in a first parallel circuit relationship, each of the two connection ports being configured according to a different connection standard; and
at least one outer socket carried on the outer side of the frame and that is paired with and electrically connected together in a second parallel circuit relationship to the at least one inner socket.

US Pat. No. 10,478,961

HAND-HELD POWER TOOL WITH A SWITCHING UNIT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A hand-held power tool, comprising:a housing;
a switching unit including a ratchet element arranged on the housing;
a motor;
at least one first pivot unit and one second pivot unit, the first and second pivot units configured to mount the ratchet element on the housing of the hand-held power tool so as to be movable; and
a coupling unit configured to couple the first pivot unit with the second pivot unit,
wherein each of the first and the second pivot units includes at least one housing-side bearing unit and one ratchet-side bearing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,478,908

OSCILLATING JIG SAW BLADE

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. An accessory tool for an oscillating power tool, the oscillating power tool defining an oscillating axis, the accessory tool comprising:a first metal plate forming:
a mounting portion configured to mate with an oscillating drive member of a power tool; and
a support arm portion including a rearmost portion, a distal end portion, a first lateral support edge and a second lateral support edge, the rearmost portion being adjacent the mounting portion, the first lateral support edge and the second lateral support edge extending in a forward direction from the rearmost portion to the distal end portion, the first lateral support edge being angled toward the second lateral support edge such that the support arm portion narrows as it approaches the distal end portion; and
a second metal plate forming:
an overlapping portion attached to the support arm portion, the overlapping portion including a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, and a forward end portion, the first lateral edge being aligned with the first lateral support edge, the second lateral edge being aligned with the second lateral support edge, the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge following the first lateral support edge and the second lateral support edge, respectively, from the rearmost portion of the support arm portion and beyond the distal end portion to position the forward end portion forward of the distal end portion of the support arm portion; and
a blade portion extending laterally from the forward end portion of the overlapping portion, the blade portion including a cutting edge arranged facing in the forward direction and a trailing edge that faces toward the mounting portion,
wherein the mounting portion defines a central axis which intersects the oscillating axis when the mounting portion is attached to a tool holder of the oscillating power tool,
wherein the angled first lateral support edge of the support arm portion and the trailing edge of the blade portion define an open region which is interposed between the blade portion and the mounting portion, and
wherein the central axis intersects the open region, the first lateral support edge of the support arm portion and both the trailing edge and the cutting edge of the blade portion.

US Pat. No. 10,478,704

DIGITAL GOLF ASSISTANT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method executed by a portable computing device, comprising:receiving, from a user via an electronic user interface of the portable computing device, an indication of a golf course to be played;
providing a listing of opponents to the user, the listing of opponents comprising at least one of:
a previously recorded round of golf played at the golf course; and
a simulated opponent;
receiving an indication from the user of a selected opponent from the provided listing of opponents;
receiving score data from the user in a sequential, hole-by-hole manner for a plurality of golf holes; and
populating an electronic scorecard with score data from the selected opponent together with the received score data in a sequential, hole-by-hole manner such that the score data from the selected opponent for a hole of the plurality of holes is populated into the electronic scorecard immediately following entry of the received user's score data into the electronic scorecard.

US Pat. No. 10,478,671

AEROBIC EXERCISE ASSISTANCE APPARATUS

INTER REHA CO., LTD., To...

1. An aerobic exercise assistance apparatus comprising:a load application driving unit that is driven to apply a load continuously to a part or an entirety of a user's body against a movement of the part or the entirety of the body, in order to cause a user perform an aerobic exercise by continuously moving the part or the entirety of the body;
a control unit that controls the load application driving unit to change the load applied by the load application driving unit; and
an input/output unit that, under control by the control unit, presents the user a question and accepts an input of an answer from the user to the question while the user performs the aerobic exercise,
wherein the control unit controls the load application driving unit to change the load applied by the load application driving unit, based on a correct answer ratio of the user for the question and timing of the answer to the question by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,478,660

RECUMBENT THERAPEUTIC AND EXERCISE DEVICE

Woodway USA, Inc., Wauke...

1. A recumbent therapeutic and exercise device, comprising:a frame;
a hand crank system coupled to the frame, the hand crank system including a hand crank rotatable by a user, wherein the hand crank is adjustable in a substantially vertical plane closer to and further from a support surface for the frame;
a foot crank system coupled to the frame, the foot crank system including a foot crank rotatable by the user, the foot crank system further comprising:
a housing;
a rail coupled to the housing and a bracket coupled to the frame, the rail and bracket being movable relative to one another;
a front shaft rotatably coupled to the housing and proximate a front end of the frame, wherein the foot crank is rotatably coupled to the front shaft; and
a rear shaft rotatably coupled to the front shaft; and
a seat configured to a receive the user of the recumbent therapeutic and exercise device, wherein the seat is movable closer to and further from the foot crank system;
wherein the front shaft and the foot crank of the foot crank system are horizontally adjustable fore and aft relative to the seat as a result of the movement of the rail and the bracket relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,478,635

PHOTOBIOMODULATION THERAPY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Joovv, Inc., San Clement...

1. A light therapy system, comprising:a first light therapy device comprising a first housing, a first plurality of lights arranged and configured to emit at least one of red light and near infrared light, and a first communication module communicatively coupled to the first plurality of lights and located within the first housing;
a second light therapy device comprising a second housing, a second plurality of lights arranged and configured to emit at least one of red light and near infrared light, and a second communication module communicatively coupled to the second plurality of lights and located within the second housing, wherein the first communication module is configured to communicate directly with the second communication module;
a first control panel coupled to the first housing and communicatively coupled to the first communication module, the first control panel comprising a first plurality of input buttons and a first pair of indication lights communicatively coupled to the first plurality of input buttons, the first pair of indication lights arranged and configured to indicate whether a portion of red lights of the first plurality of lights is emitting red light and whether a portion of near infrared lights of the first plurality of lights is emitting near infrared light; and
a second control panel coupled to the second housing and communicatively coupled to the second communication module, the second control panel comprising a second plurality of input buttons and a second pair of indication lights communicatively coupled to the second plurality of input buttons, the second pair of indication lights arranged and configured to indicate whether a portion of red lights of the second plurality of lights is emitting red light and whether a portion of near infrared lights of the second plurality of lights is emitting near infrared light.

US Pat. No. 10,478,618

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH TENSION SLEEVE FOR ELECTRICAL OR THERMAL STIMULATION DEVICE

1. An adjustable length tension sleeve device for an electrical or thermal stimulation device, comprising:a sleeve body having a plurality of legs, the body having a shape that changes lengths between a first relaxed state and a second stressed state, wherein the shape of the body lies substantially in a common plane to prevent induction of an electric current when the stimulation device is subjected to a magnetic field;
a first end of the sleeve body terminating adjacent a proximal end of a stimulation lead or a proximal end of a lead extension of the stimulation device;
a second end of the sleeve body extending a predetermined length along the stimulation lead and lead extension;
at least one tab located at a selected one of the first or second ends of the sleeve body; and
a line of weakness extending longitudinally along said sleeve body and communicating with said at least one tab.

US Pat. No. 10,478,595

INFINITELY ROTATABLE TOOL WITH FINITE ROTATING DRIVE SHAFTS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A catheter rotation drive apparatus, comprising:a first pair of input drives coupled to one another via a first belt, the first pair of input drives comprising a first drive and a first engagement shaft, the first drive coupled to a first drive pulley;
a second pair of input drives coupled to one another via a second belt, the second pair of input drives comprising a second drive and a second engagement shaft, the second drive coupled to a second drive pulley;
wherein each of the first and second drives are engageable to an output shaft;
wherein when the first drive is engaged to the output shaft and rotated, the output shaft rotates in an output rotation direction,
wherein when the second drive is engaged to the output shaft and rotated, the output shaft rotates in the output rotation direction,
wherein when the first engagement shaft of the first pair of input drives is engaged, the second engagement shaft of the second pair of input drives is disengaged, such that when the first drive pulley is rotated in its drive direction, the output shaft is caused to rotate via the first belt in the output rotational direction.

US Pat. No. 10,478,586

ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION SYSTEM AND METHOD HAVING AUTOMATIC MASK DETECTION

Daniel A. McCarthy, Tyle...

1. A ventilator system, comprising:a set of two or more ventilator masks, wherein each of at least two of the ventilator masks is configured in a size that will fit upon a different range of sizes of human faces than at least one other ventilator mask in the set of two or more ventilator masks, wherein each of the at least two ventilator masks comprises a gas flow restrictor that is different from a gas flow restrictor of the other ventilator masks of the at least two ventilator masks; and
a ventilator supply system, comprising:
an air/oxygen source;
a connector configured to couple with each of the at least two ventilator masks;
an air/oxygen supply system comprising a detection system capable of determining a pressure created by the application of air/oxygen to a mask coupled to the ventilator supply system;
a proportional valve coupled to the detection system and the air/oxygen source, wherein the proportional valve controls the flow rate of air/oxygen from the air/oxygen source to the detection system; and
a controller coupled to the detection system, wherein the controller determines, during use, which mask, among the two or more ventilator masks, is coupled to the air/oxygen supply system based on the pressure detected by the detection system.

US Pat. No. 10,478,537

CELL SEPARATION FILTER MATERIAL AND FILTER OBTAINED BY LAYERING SAME

KANEKA CORPORATION, Kita...

1. A filter comprising:an inlet and an outlet for a liquid; and
at least two nonwoven fabrics stacked in a liquid flow direction,
wherein
a nonwoven fabric, of the at least two nonwoven fabrics, on an inlet side of the filter, and a nonwoven fabric, of the at least two nonwoven fabrics, on an outlet side of the filter have an average fiber diameter of from 0.3 to 5.0 ?m,
a thickness of from 0.10 to 0.60 mm,
a basis weight of from 10 to 100 g/m2, and
an average floc size index of from 1.0 to 4.0.

US Pat. No. 10,478,522

BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIAL IN GRANULES MADE OF METAL MATERIAL OR METAL ALLOYS AND USE OF SAID GRANULES FOR VERTEBROPLASTY

1. A granule made of biocompatible metal material or alloys of said metal material, wherein said granule comprises a solid spherical structure with an outer diameter of between 3 and 4 millimeters, and an outer surface having a trabeculated porous structure, wherein the trabeculated pores of the outer surface have a diameter of between 400 and 800 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,478,519

TISSUE SUBSTITUTE MULTILAYER MATRIX AND USES THEREOF

NURAMI MEDICAL LTD., Naz...

1. A composition-of-matter comprising a multi-layer matrix, said matrix comprising at least one layer of an elastic polymeric material and at least one layer of a viscoelastic polymeric material, wherein at least one layer of said elastic polymeric material is in a form of a porous layer of polymeric fibers, and wherein said viscoelastic polymeric material comprises a polymer characterized by a glass transition temperature and/or melting point at a temperature below 40° C., said elastic polymeric material comprises a polymer characterized by a glass transition temperature and/or melting point at a temperature above 40° C., and wherein said layer of said viscoelastic polymeric material is characterized by a loss tangent (G?/G?) at a temperature of 10° C. and frequency of 0.1 Hz which is in a range of from 0.01 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,478,509

ANTI-DLL3 ANTIBODY DRUG CONJUGATES FOR TREATING CANCER

ABBVIE STEMCENTRX LLC, N...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody drug conjugate (ADC) comprising an anti-DLL3 antibody covalently linked through a linker to one or more pyrrolobenzodiazepines (PBDs), wherein the one or more PBDs is/are:

US Pat. No. 10,478,492

MODIFICATIONS OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR ENHANCED DELIVERY TO TARGET SITES

CLARIA PARTIKULA LLC, Da...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,478,426

ENHANCER OF ZESTE HOMOLOG 2 INHIBITORS

GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC, Wil...

1. A method of treating a hematologic cancer comprising administering to a patient with cancer a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is methyl;
R2 is methyl;
R3 is hydrogen;
R4 is methyl;
R5 is —NRaRb;
R6 is phenyl, wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted by —(C1-C6)alkyl(Rc);
Rc is —NRaRb; and
Ra and Rb are each independently hydrogen, (C1-C8)alkyl, (C2-C8)alkenyl, (C2-C8)alkynyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, (C5-C8)cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl, or aryl, wherein said (C1-C8)alkyl, (C2-C8)alkenyl, (C2-C8)alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl, or aryl group is optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxyl, (C1-C4)alkoxy, amino, (C1-C4)alkylamino, —N((C1-C4)alkyl)2, —CO2H, —CO2(C1-C4)alkyl, —CONH2, —CONH(C1-C4)alkyl, —CON((C1-C4)alkyl)2, —SO2(C1-C4)alkyl, —SO2NH2, —SO2NH(C1-C4)alkyl, and —SO2N((C1-C4)alkyl)2; and wherein said heterocycloalkyl is selected from the group consisting of pyrrolidinyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, and tetrahydropyranyl;
or Ra and Rb taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached represent a 5 or 6 membered saturated ring, optionally containing an additional heteroatom selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, wherein said ring is optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 groups independently selected from the group consisting of (C1-C4)alkyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, amino, (C1-C4)alkylamino, ((C1-C4)alkyl)((C1-C4)alkyl)amino, hydroxyl, oxo, (C1-C4)alkoxy, and (C1-C4)alkoxy(C1-C4)alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,478,329

OSTOMY POUCH FILTER SYSTEM

CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. An ostomy appliance comprisinga. a front panel and a rear panel, at least partly sealed to one another along their peripheries, said front and rear panels forming a pouch, the rear panel having a stomal opening for positioning around a stoma so that body waste excreted through the stoma is captured in said pouch;
b. a filter for deodorization of odorous gas from the body waste, said filter located on the front panel and said filter comprising an opening for emitting said deodorized gas to the atmosphere; and
c. a center panel between the front and rear panels which at least partly covers said filter, the center panel having a bottom edge that is positioned above the bottom edges of the front and rear panels and is attached to the front and rear panels along the periphery of the pouch;wherein the center panel comprises an area comprising one or more protrusions and an area that is substantially protrusion-free, wherein a portion of the center panel is exposed through the stomal opening, and wherein the portion of the center panel exposed through the stomal opening is within the area that is substantially protrusion-free.

US Pat. No. 10,478,309

METHOD FOR PRODUCING OSTEOSYNTHESIS DEVICES, OSTEOSYNTHESIS DEVICES AND IMPLANTS MADE OF SEMI-SYNTHETIC HYBRID MATERIAL OBTAINED BY STRUCTURAL MODIFICATION OF THE COMPONENTS OF A NATURAL MARINE BIOMATERIAL

MBP (MAURITIUS) LTD, Por...

1. A method for producing a semi-synthetic hybrid material from a nacreous aragonitic layer of bivalve mollusks selected from the group consisting of Pinctada maxima, Pinctada margaritifera, Tridacnae maxima, Tridacnae gigas and other Pinctada species, said nacreous aragonitic layer comprising an inorganic fraction and an organic fraction, said organic fraction comprising biopolymer chains,said method comprising:
a step of modifying the pH of said nacreous aragonitic layer; and
a step of cross-linking the biopolymer chains of the organic fraction of said nacreous aragonitic layer with the aid of a cross-linking agent and a physical agent.

US Pat. No. 10,478,308

ELLIPSOIDALLY-SHAPED HUMERUS HEAD PROSTHESIS

1. A humerus head implant comprising:a head cap and a fixing component,
the head cap having a body enclosed between (i) an outer curved articulating surface that defines a half-ellipsoidal shape of the head cap and (ii) an inner surface that defines a conical recess in the body and that includes an extension surface surrounding said conical recess,
wherein, when a local coordinate system is chosen such that a z-axis is transverse to and directed from the extension surface to the outer curved articulating surface and an x-axis and a y-axis are in a plane of the extension surface:
a) an intersection of the z-axis with the outer curved surface represents a center of the outer curved articulating surface that, in operation of the implant, is aligned along the z-axis with a first point chose to represent a center of humerus, and
b) a center axis of the conical recess is transverse to the extension surface and is displaced along the y-axis from the z-axis such that the body is asymmetric with respect to the z-axis
and
wherein a ratio of an x-extent of the head cap along the x-axis to a y-extent of the cap along the y-axis is in a range from 0.8 to 0.95,
the fixing component comprising:
a conical section dimensioned to fit into the conical recess and to allow for rotation of the head cap relative to the fixing component, and
a bone-screw component.

US Pat. No. 10,478,290

EXPANDABLE STENT VALVE

1. A device for implantation at a position of a heart, the device comprising:a valve frame defining a lumen, the valve frame having an upstream end and a downstream end;
a plurality of valve leaflets attached to and disposed within the valve frame;
a sewing member surrounding the valve frame at a region between the upstream end and the downstream end, for forming an attachment to tissue at the position of the heart; and
a membrane disposed about the valve frame for obstructing fluid flow between the lumen and an external region surrounding the valve frame,
wherein the valve frame is expandable, and a portion of the membrane at a side region of the downstream end of the valve frame comprises an opening that permits fluid flow through the side region.

US Pat. No. 10,478,289

REPLACEMENT VALVE AND ANCHOR

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. An implantable prosthetic heart valve, comprising:a stent having a distal inflow region defining a distal end of the stent and a distalmost inflow outer diameter, a central region having a central outer diameter, and a proximal outflow region defining a proximal end of the stent and a proximalmost outflow outer diameter; and
a plurality of leaflets coupled to the stent;
wherein the proximalmost outflow outer diameter is greater than the central outer diameter;
wherein the proximalmost outflow outer diameter is greater than the distalmost inflow outer diameter; and
wherein the distalmost inflow outer diameter is greater than the central outer diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,478,251

STEERABLE AND CONTROLLABLE MEDICAL LASER FIBERS

SRGI HOLDINGS LLC, Hende...

1. A device comprising:a catheter section comprising a distal end and a proximal end;
a flexible joint region located at the distal end and including a lumen formed by tubing that runs through the catheter section, wherein a distal end of the flexible joint region includes a portion of the tubing extending as an extension past a distal end of the flexible region;
a laser fiber disposed within the catheter section, wherein the laser fiber emits laser light at a fiber distal end;
a wire comprising a distal end coupled to the catheter section, wherein the wire is a push-pull wire configured to be pushed distally and pulled proximally along a longitudinal axis of the wire such that translation of the wire distally or proximally effects flexion of the distal end of the catheter section about the flexible joint region, wherein a distal portion of the wire has a smaller diameter than a proximal portion of the wire.

US Pat. No. 10,478,198

INSIDE-OUT GUIDE FOR HIP REPLACEMENT METHOD

1. A method of preparing an acetabulum in a hip of a patient for hip arthroplasty using a portal incision comprising:forming a main incision, the main incision providing access to the acetabulum;
inserting a locating tool into the acetabulum through the main incision, the locating tool configured for using the acetabulum to identify an appropriate portal incision location for use in preparing the acetabulum;
using the locating tool and the patient's acetabulum to identify the appropriate portal incision location;
extending a portion of the locating tool from the acetabulum toward the appropriate portal incision location to form an internal passage from the acetabulum to the appropriate portal incision location, while avoiding damaging tissues located between the acetabulum and the appropriate portal incision location,
forming a portal incision at the appropriate portal incision location to thereby gain external access to the internal passage;
removing the locating tool from the acetabulum; and
using the internal passage to prepare the acetabulum for receipt of a hip cup.

US Pat. No. 10,478,172

METHODS OF TISSUE REPAIR

West Gen Technologies, L....

1. A method of connecting tissue to a bone, comprising:pulling a tissue in place over a bone location;
abutting a distal end of a guide tool against the tissue at a first location;
telescoping a first tack wire through a guide tube of the guide tool;
drilling a distal end of the first tack wire through the tissue and into the bone; and then
bending a proximal end of the first tack wire into a slot within a handle of the guide tool;
driving a first bone anchor through a delivery tube of the guide tool, through the tissue, and into the bone at the first location, the first bone anchor coupled to a first suture line; and then
abutting the distal end of the guide tool against the tissue at a second location displaced from the first location, and then driving a second bone anchor through the delivery tube, through the tissue, and into the bone at the second location, the second bone anchor associated with the first suture line;
withdrawing the guide tool away from the tissue; and
tightening the first suture line to create a first suture over the tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,478,145

ROTARY JOINT WITH SHIELDING COMPRISING FILLED SMC AND/OR BMC MATERIALS

1. A rotary joint comprising:a first contactless data link of a rotary joint, said first contactless data link including
a first transmission line structure,
a second transmitter configured to feed a first signal representing first data into the first transmission line structure,
a first receiver configured to receive the first signal from the first transmission line structure, and
a first holding bracket configured to guide the first receiver at the first transmission line structure;
at least one shielding component disposed around at least the first contactless data link and made of a sheet molding compound (SMC) material configured as a layer that is made of a mix of a) thermosetting reactive resins and b) reinforcing fibers, and configured in a mat form or in a fabric form,andfirst and second plastic films sandwiching the at least one shielding component therebetween, the first and second plastic films configured to prevent adhesion of an external body to said mat or fabric,
wherein the SMC material encloses at least one of an electrically conductive material and a magnetically conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,478,081

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE NEED FOR MEASUREMENT OF CARDIAC OUTPUT

1. A decision support system (DSS) for providing medical decision support for cardiac output (CO) measurements in connection with an associated patient (P) using one or more physiological models (MOD1) implemented on a computer system, the computer system being configured for:receiving first data (D1) indicative of an arterial oxygenation (SaO2, SpO2) in the blood of the patient;
receiving second data (D2) indicative of a haemoglobin concentration (Hb) in the blood of the patient;
the decision support system being configured for:
applying the physiological model(s) (MOD1) of the patient using said first data (D1) and said second data (D2) for modelling a tissue metabolism in the patient;
A)
i. outputting from said physiological model(s) (MOD1), using a preliminary value for a cardiac output (CO_PREL), an estimated measure indicative of haemoglobin oxygen saturation in mixed venous blood of the patient (SvO2_EST); and
ii. performing a first comparison (COMP1) of said estimated measure indicative of the haemoglobin oxygen saturation in the mixed venous blood of the patient (SvO2_EST) with a reference value for the haemoglobin oxygen saturation in the mixed venous blood of the patient (SvO2_REF); and/or
B)
iii. outputting from said physiological model(s) (MOD1), using a reference value for the haemoglobin oxygen saturation in the mixed venous blood of the patient (SvO2_REF), an estimated value indicative of the cardiac output (CO_EST) in the patient; and
iv. performing a second comparison (COMP2) of said estimated value indicative for the cardiac output (CO_EST) with a reference value for the cardiac output (CO_REF) in patient; and
based on said first comparison (COMP1, step ii of A) and/or said second comparison (COMP2, step iv of B) generating a measure (NM_CO) indicative of a need for an improved measurement and/or estimation of the cardiac output (CO).

US Pat. No. 10,478,019

SHOWER RODS

Croydex Limited, Andover...

5. A shower rod assembly for mounting between facing walls surfaces, the shower rod assembly comprising:a rod with two opposing ends,
an end bracket on each end of the rod, the end brackets each being directly connected to the respective facing wall; and
a pair of separate additional supports, each separate additional support being directly connected to the respective facing wall to supplement the connection between the end brackets on each end of the rod and the facing walls, the separate additional supports comprising caps that cover the junctions between each end of the rod and the facing walls once the shower rod assembly is mounted between the facing walls, the separate additional supports having adhesive surface parts contactable with the facing walls, wherein the separate additional supports surround each of the two opposing ends of the rod.

US Pat. No. 10,477,995

MOUNTING DEVICE

Absolut Art AB, Stockhol...

1. A mounting device, for adjustable mounting of objects on a wall, the device comprising;a housing comprising a body and a lid, wherein the body is adapted for being mounted on the wall,
a substantially vertically extending adjustment element extending through the housing,
a receiving element connected to a first end of the adjustment element, which receiving element is adapted for receiving the object being mounted on the wall,
a locking element arranged within said housing, wherein the locking element is an extending bar in which a hole is arranged, wherein the adjustment element passes through said hole and wherein the extending bar is supported in the housing on one side of said bar, the locking element being arranged to be selectively movable between a movement restriction state restricting vertical adjustment movement of the substantially vertically extending adjustment element and a movement allowing state allowing vertical adjustment movement of the substantially vertically extending adjustment element, and
a release mechanism arranged in the housing for selectively moving the locking element from the movement restriction state to the movement allowing state, wherein a relative movement of the locking element in relation to the release mechanism is controlled by moving the receiving element.

US Pat. No. 10,477,947

COSMETIC CONTAINER

AMG Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A cosmetic container for storing a cosmetic composition, comprising:a container main body formed of a hydrogen impermeable material;
a plurality of hydrogen storage portions filled with hydrogen gas, at least one of which is formed of a hydrogen permeable sheet, wherein the hydrogen permeability of the hydrogen permeable sheet through which hydrogen gas permeates is configured to be different among the plurality of the hydrogen storage portions; and
the hydrogen permeable sheets of the plurality of the hydrogen storage portions are configured so as to come into close contact with the cosmetic composition stored in the container main body.

US Pat. No. 10,477,930

PORTABLE SUN SHADE

1. A sunshade comprising:a frame having
a pair of adjustable length legs,
a shade support beam extending between said legs, with said shade support beam comprising two cross fittings,
two elbows connecting said shade support beam to said adjustable length legs, and
to two shade beams which are each received into said cross fittings,
wherein at least one of said adjustable length legs is coupled to a foot having a foot membrane, and
a weight plate in contact with said foot.

US Pat. No. 10,477,927

RFID ENHANCED FIXTURING APPARATUS

1. A RFID enhanced fixturing apparatus comprising:a housing defining an interior space and comprising a trapezoidal cross-section, a first end, and an opposing second end, and is formed to include an aperture extending therethrough from the first end to said second end;
a first plurality of locking teeth disposed within said aperture;
a second plurality of locking teeth disposed within said aperture;
a flexible fabric strap comprising a first end attached to the housing, an opposing second end, and a pull tag attached to the second end; and
a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip coupled to the RFID enhanced fixturing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,477,903

UPPER AND LOWER TORSO GARMENTS HAVING AN IMPROVED BAND

HBI Branded Apparel Enter...

1. A lower torso garment, comprising:a body comprising a pair of leg openings, a crotch portion between the leg openings and a waist opening;
a waist band connected to the body and positioned at the waist opening, the waist band comprising a folded fabric portion forming an inner layer and an outer layer surrounding an elastomeric band; and
the elastomeric band comprising a thermoplastic elastomer film and positioned between the inner and outer layers, the thermoplastic elastomer film comprising a styrenic block copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,477,774

WINDROW FLUFFING ROLL ASSEMBLY FOR AN AGRICULTURAL MACHINE

1. A mower-conditioner assembly of a self-propelled windrower, comprising:a frame;
a cutting mechanism coupled to the frame and configured to cut crop;
a conditioner rotatably coupled to the frame at a location rearward of the cutting mechanism, the conditioner configured to crimp the crop;
a fluffer assembly rotatably coupled to the frame at a location rearward of the conditioner, the fluffer assembly including at least an elongated roll and a crop moving element;
a hood positioned partially around the fluffer assembly; and
a deflector pivotally coupled to the hood and positioned partially around the fluffer assembly;
wherein, an angle of the deflector relative to the hood is adjustable;
wherein, crop is projected from the conditioner to the fluffer assembly and directed to the ground through the hood and deflector;
further wherein, the fluffer assembly configured to fluff the crop.
US Pat. No. 10,479,910

PRIMER COMPOSITION, ADHERING METHOD, AND ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC PART

Dow Toray Co., Ltd., Tok...

1. An article comprising a base material, a silicone cured product, and a primer layer adhering the silicone cured product to the base material,wherein the primer layer comprises the reaction product of a primer composition comprising:
(A) an organosiloxane block copolymer represented by the average unit formula:
(R12SiO2/2)a(R2SiO3/2)b
wherein each R1 and R2 is independently an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or an aralkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, “a” is a number in the range of 0.40 to 0.90, “b” is a number in the range of 0.10 to 0.60, and “a+b”=1.00, having 0.5 to 35.0 mol % of silicon atom-bonded hydroxyl groups or silicon atom-bonded alkoxy groups, in addition to being a solid at 25° C. and having a softening point of 200° C. or lower, in which resinous siloxane blocks represented by the formula:
[R2SiO3/2]
wherein R2 is the same as above, are connected by linear siloxane blocks represented by the formula:
—(R12SiO2/2)n—
wherein R1 is the same as above, and “n” is a number in the range of 10 to 400;
(B) a curing catalyst, in an amount to promote curing of this composition; and
(C) an organic solvent; and
wherein the silicone cured product comprises the reaction product of a curable silicone composition different from the primer composition.
US Pat. No. 10,478,652

METHOD FOR BIODEGRADING HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON PYRENES WITH HALOPHILIC BACTERIA

King Fadh University of P...

1. A method for degrading a polycyclic aromatic compound (PAH) comprising:pumping groundwater or other liquid contaminated with one or more PAHs into a bioreactor to which one or more bacteria of the genus Halomonas have been added,
contacting said groundwater or other liquid in the bioreactor with the one or more bacteria in a medium containing NaCl at a temperature of at least 15° C. for a time sufficient to degrade the PAH;
wherein said Halomonas have 16s ribosomal RNA that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,478,419

USE OF DAPHNORETIN IN PREVENTION OF TISSUE OR ORGAN TRANSPLANT REJECTION OR GRAFT-VERSUS-HOST-DISEASE

MACKAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL,...

1. A method for treating a tissue or organ transplant rejection or graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of daphnoretin.
US Pat. No. 10,478,442

METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF DRAVET SYNDROME

THE KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITE...

1. A method of adjunctive treatment of seizures in a patient diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, comprising:administering to the patient 0.2 mg/kg/day of fenfluramine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and
administering to the patient an effective dose of stiripentol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to said patient;
whereby seizures are ameliorated in the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,479,982

ENGINEERED CRISPR-CAS9 NUCLEASES WITH ALTERED PAM SPECIFICITY

The General Hospital Corp...

1. An isolated variant Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpCas9) protein, comprising an amino acid sequence that has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 1, with a mutation at G1218 and optionally at one or more of the following positions: G1104, S1109, L1111, E1219, D1135, N1317, R1335, T1337, wherein the isolated variant SpCas9 protein can interact with a guide RNA and a target DNA.
US Pat. No. 10,478,451

USE OF DEXTRAN SULFATE

TX MEDIC AB, Viken (SE)

1. A method of treating cardiac fibrosis in a subject, said method comprising systemically administering dextran sulfate, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to a subject suffering from or having a risk of suffering from cardiac fibrosis.
US Pat. No. 10,479,991

METHOD AND REAGENT FOR CONSTRUCTING NUCLEIC ACID DOUBLE-LINKER SINGLE-STRAND CYCLICAL LIBRARY

MGI TECH CO., LTD, Shenz...

1. A method for constructing a library of single-stranded cyclic nucleic acid fragments having double adaptors, comprising the following steps carried out in the following order:(1) disrupting a nucleic acid into nucleic acid fragments for library construction and selecting disrupted fragments using magnetic bead purification or gel recovery;
(2) subjecting the fragments to dephosphorylation and end repairing reactions;
(3) ligating a 5? adaptor A sequence to the fragments, wherein the 5? adaptor A sequence comprise a strand with 5? end phosphorylation modification and the other strand with 3? end dideoxy modification and uracil (U) base sites;
(4) performing a one-step reaction of Uracil-Specific Excision Reagent enzyme digestion and phosphorylation using Uracil-Specific Excision Reagent (USER) enzyme and T4 polynucleotide kinase;
(5) ligating a first 3? L-type adaptor sequence to the 5? end of each strand of the phosphorylated nucleic acid fragments;
(6) performing a first polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification to obtain first products having the first adaptor sequence at both ends, wherein the primer sequences used in the first PCR have a U base site and have a nickase recognition sequence, and one of the primers has a biotin label; followed by purification using magnetic beads;
(7) digesting the first products with a Uracil-Specific Excision Reagent (USER) enzyme to remove the U base site in the primer sequences to generate sticky ends and generate or do not generate a gap;
(8) performing a double-stranded cyclization of the digested first products to generate cyclic nucleic acid molecules, which having a nickase recognition sequence on one strand and a gap on the other strand or having a nickase recognition sequence but not a gap on both strands, such that cyclization occurs due to the complementarity of the sticky ends to generate cyclized nucleic acid molecules;
(9) performing linear digestion by treating the cyclic nucleic acid molecules having a nickase recognition sequence on one strand and a gap on the other strand or having a nickase recognition sequence but not a gap on both strands with a nickase to generate a nick;
(10) performing magnetic purification by binding the treated cyclic nucleic acid molecules to streptavidin magnetic beads via the biotin label on the cyclic nucleic acid molecules; and allowing a solid phase carrier harboring a second affinity label to bind to the cyclic nucleic acid molecules;
(11) enzymatically digesting the nickase recognition sequence with nickase to get a nick on each single-strand to provide an initiation site for controlled nick translation (CNT), wherein the enzymatic reaction proceeds on the magnetic beads without eluting the nucleic acids from the magnetic beads;
(12) initiating a controlled nick translation reaction from the nick and/or gap by using the cyclic nucleic acid molecules bound to the streptavidin magnetic beads, wherein in the controlled gap translation reaction, the length of the gap translation fragments generated is controlled by controlling at least one factor selected from the group consisting of the molar ratio of deoxynucleotide triphosphates (dNTPs) to the nucleic acid molecules as template, the enzymatic reaction temperature, and the enzymatic reaction time, to generate nucleic acid fragments with a length in the range of 50-250 base pairs (bp);
(13) digesting and removing the portion of the respective cyclic nucleic acid molecules that does not undergo the controlled gap translation reaction to obtain linear nucleic acid molecules;
(14) ligating a second adaptor sequence bubble-type adaptor comprising a top strand and a bottom strand which are complementary to one another to both ends of the linear nucleic acid molecules, wherein the bottom strand having U base sites;
(15) performing Uracil-Specific Excision Reagent (USER) enzyme digestion of the U base site;
(16) performing a second polymerase chain reaction amplification to obtain second products having the second adaptor sequence at both ends;
(17) denaturing the second products to obtain single-stranded nucleic acid molecules, and cyclizing one of the single-stranded nucleic acid molecules with a mediating sequence complementary to both ends of the single-stranded nucleic acid molecule to obtain the library of single-stranded cyclic nucleic acid fragments having double adaptors to produce nucleic acid fragments in a size range of 50 bp to 250 bp, and wherein the steps of the method provide fragments suitable for next-generation sequencing on a Complete Genomics sequencing platform.
US Pat. No. 10,479,997

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of determining if a subject afflicted with prostate cancer will respond to therapeutic treatment with a PRMT5 inhibitor comprising(a) evaluating a test sample obtained from the subject for TMPRSS2:ERG positivity by at least detecting of the methylation of R761 of the Androgen Receptor, wherein TMPRSS2:ERG positivity indicates that the subject will respond to therapeutic treatment with a PRMT5 inhibitor;
(b) determining the level and/or activity of PRMT5 in the subject, wherein (a) and (b) can be performed in any order; and (c) administering a therapeutically effective amount of a PRMT5 inhibitor to the subject, wherein the PRMT5 inhibitor is selected from the group consisting of a RNAi agent, a CRISPR, a TALEN, a zinc finger nuclease, an mRNA, an antibody or derivative thereof, an antibody-drug conjugate, a chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CART) or a low molecular weight compound.
US Pat. No. 10,480,081

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISHWASHER

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A method of manufacturing a dishwasher having an inner wall made of a stainless steel plate, comprising steps of:forming a first layer comprising zirconium oxide and silicon oxide on a surface of the inner wall at a heat treatment temperature of 200° C. or higher;
forming a second layer comprising an oxoacid on a surface of the first layer at a heat treatment temperature lower than the heat treatment temperature of the first layer; and
obtaining a thin-film layer comprising zirconium oxide and silicon oxide on the surface of the inner wall and having a contact angle of water of 20 degrees or less on the surface, after removing the second layer by using a washing method,
wherein the first layer contains the zirconium oxide in an amount of 80 mass % or more in terms of oxide and the silicon oxide in an amount of 1 mass % to 20 mass % in terms of oxide.
US Pat. No. 10,479,829

GARP-TGF-BETA 1 ANTIBODIES

argenx BVBA, Zwijnaarde ...

1. A recombinant antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof, which binds to a complex of human glycoprotein A repetitions predominant (GARP) and TGF-?1, wherein the antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof comprisesa heavy chain variable domain (VH), wherein:the VH CDR3 comprises the amino acid sequence YEWETVVVGDLMYEYEY (SEQ ID NO: 13),the VH CDR2 comprises the amino acid sequence RIDPEDAGTKYAQKFQG (SEQ ID NO: 12), andthe VH CDR1 comprises the amino acid sequence SYYID (SEQ ID NO: 4); anda light chain variable domain (VL), wherein:the VL CDR3 comprises the amino acid sequence QQYASVPVT (SEQ ID NO: 11),the VL CDR2 comprises the amino acid sequence GASRLKT (SEQ ID NO: 10), andthe VL CDR1 comprises the amino acid sequence QASQSISSYLA (SEQ ID NO: 9).
US Pat. No. 10,479,834

FC RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Dyax Corp., Lexington, M...

1. An isolated anti-neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) antibody comprising a light chain variable region (VL) and a heavy chain variable region (VH), wherein the antibody binds to human FcRn;wherein the VL comprises:
(i) a VL CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14;
(ii) a VL CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:15; and
(iii) a VL CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12 or SEQ ID NO:13; and
wherein the VH comprises:
(i) a VH CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:22;
(ii) a VH CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:23; and
(iii) a VH CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:24.

US Pat. No. 10,484,978

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF OPERATING MULTIPLE TIME ALIGNMENT TIMERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating time alignment timers (TATs) of a user equipment (UE) transmitting/receiving data to/from an evolved node B (eNB) on a primary cell (PCell) and at least one secondary cell (SCell), the method comprising:receiving, from the eNB, first timing advance (TA) information associated with a primary timing advance group (PTAG) which is a group of serving cells having a same uplink timing and includes the PCell;
starting or restarting a first TAT associated with the PTAG based on the first TA information;
receiving, from the eNB, second TA information associated with a secondary timing advance group (STAG) which is a group of serving cells having a same uplink timing and does not include the PCell;
starting or restarting a second TAT associated with the STAG based on the second TA information;
receiving downlink data on at least one serving cell in the STAG;
identifying whether the first TAT associated with the PTAG is running and whether the second TAT associated with the STAG is running;
delivering hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) positive or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information corresponding to the downlink data received on the at least one serving cell in the STAG to a physical (PHY) layer of the UE, in case that the second TAT associated with the STAG expires and the first TAT associated with the PTAG is running; and
flushing all HARQ buffers for all serving cells in the PTAG and the STAG, in case that the first TAT associated with the PTAG expires and the second TAT associated with the STAG is running or expires.

US Pat. No. 10,484,977

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF DOWNLINK CONTROL SIGNALLING IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving scheduling carrier information from a base station;
identifying a first carrier associated with a transmission of control information for a data transmission on a second carrier based on the scheduling carrier information; and
receiving the control information on a resource in the first carrier,
wherein the scheduling carrier information indicates that the first carrier is an own carrier compared to the second carrier or an index of the first carrier in a case that the first carrier is an other carrier compared to the second carrier,
wherein in a case that the scheduling carrier information indicates that the first carrier is the own carrier, the first carrier is linked to the second carrier, and
wherein in a case that the scheduling carrier information indicates the index of the first carrier, the first carrier is not linked to the second carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,484,950

METHOD OF POWER CONTROL FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for uplink transmission by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:obtaining information of an association between sounding reference signal (SRS) resource indication information and a plurality of power control parameters, the plurality of power control parameters comprising a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) initial target power, a pathloss, a pathloss compensation factor, and a transmit power command (TPC);
obtaining the SRS resource indication information;determining a value of the PUSCH initial target power, a value of the pathloss, a value of the pathloss compensation factor, and a value of the TPC based on the association and the obtained SRS resource indication information;determining a transmission power of a PUSCH in accordance with the value of the PUSCH initial target power, the value of the pathloss, the value of the pathloss compensation factor, and the value of the TPC; and
transmitting the PUSCH using the transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,484,947

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a first memory;
a second memory; and
circuitry,
the first memory being configured to store therein first information that includes a cycle of collecting data from the wireless communication device by a management server,
the second memory being configured to store therein second information that includes a stored electric power amount in which remaining capacity changes according to operation of the wireless communication device,
the circuitry being configured to
determine whether the wireless communication device is able to continue operation by the stored electric power for a predetermined period, based on the first information stored in the first memory and the second information stored in the second memory,
execute a first operation pattern in which the data is transmitted and received between a second wireless communication device and the management server via the wireless communication device when it is determined that the wireless communication device is able to continue the operation by the stored electric power, and
execute a second operation pattern and a third operation pattern when it is determined that the wireless communication device is not able to continue the operation by the stored electric power, wherein
the second operation pattern is an operation pattern in which the wireless communication device moves into intermittent operation, and
the third operation pattern is an operation pattern in which the wireless communication device causes the second wireless communication device to change a first communication path to a second communication path, the first communication path being a path on which data is transmitted from the second wireless communication device to the management server via the wireless communication device, the second communication path being a path on which data is transmitted from the second wireless communication device to the management server without passing through the wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,930

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ACCESS TO CELL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing, by a user equipment (UE), an access attempt to a cell in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a type of access based on a request to access the cell;
determining an access category for the request based on the type of access;
performing an access barring check for the cell;
mapping the access category to an establishment cause based on a mapping table configured for the UE; and
based on access to the cell not being barred for the request, transmitting, to a base station of the cell, a message requesting establishment of a radio resource control (RRC) connection, the message comprising the establishment cause mapped from the access category.

US Pat. No. 10,484,925

CHANNEL DIVERSITY-AWARE ROUTING IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A first mesh network device of a wireless mesh network, comprising:a radio frequency (RF) module; and
an application processor coupled to the RF module, wherein the application processor comprises a routing engine, the routing engine to:
receive a data frame identifying a destination mesh network device;
identify a first routing table entry identifying a first network path from the first mesh network device to the destination mesh network device, wherein the first routing table entry comprises a first path selection metric value, a total count of communication links along the first network path, and a first count of interfering communication links along the first network path, wherein the interfering communication links comprise a first communication link and a second communication link that utilize a same radio channel for data transmission;
identify a second routing table entry specifying a second network path from the first mesh network device to the destination mesh network device, wherein the second routing table entry comprises a second path selection metric value and a second count of interfering communication links along the second network path;
determine a first weighted sum of the first path selection metric value and a first channel diversity metric value, wherein the first channel diversity metric value is a ratio of the first count of interfering communication links to the total count of communication links;
determine a second weighted sum of the second path selection metric value and a second channel diversity metric value, wherein the second channel diversity metric value reflects the second count of interfering communication links;
determine that the first weighted sum is less than the second weighted sum; and
transmit the data frame, using the first network path, to the destination mesh network device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,910

TRAFFIC FLOW SPLITTING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method of traffic flow splitting, comprising:receiving, by user equipment (UE), a first multiflow aggregation instruction from an evolved NodeB (eNB) in a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network, wherein the first multiflow aggregation instruction is used to instruct the UE to establish a first multiflow aggregation channel between the UE and the eNB via a non-3GPP network, the first multiflow aggregation channel is used for transmitting a part of data in a downlink traffic flow for the UE, wherein the part of data is offloaded to the non-3GPP network for transmission, and other data in the downlink traffic flow is offloaded to a 3GPP channel that is in the 3GPP network and that is between the UE and the eNB for transmission, the first multiflow aggregation channel comprises a first subchannel between the UE and a multiflow aggregation gateway and a second subchannel between the multiflow aggregation gateway and the eNB; and
establishing, by the UE, the first multiflow aggregation channel, comprising:
obtaining, by the UE, an IP address of the multiflow aggregation gateway; and
sending, by the UE, a first multiflow aggregation channel establishment request to the multiflow aggregation gateway according to the IP address of the multiflow aggregation gateway, wherein the first multiflow aggregation channel establishment request comprises a second multiflow aggregation instruction and a bearer identifier corresponding to the second subchannel, the second multiflow aggregation instruction is used to instruct the multiflow aggregation gateway to establish the first multiflow aggregation channel.

US Pat. No. 10,484,903

BEARER SERVICE IN COMMUNICATIONS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprisingestablishing a radio bearer service for transmitting messages over an air interface in a communications system between a network apparatus and a user terminal,
wherein a point-to-point radio bearer is to be used for transmitting unicast messages on a user plane,
wherein an associated shared point-to-multipoint broadcast radio bearer in downlink is to be used for transmitting one or more of broadcast and multicast messages for use for protocol messages from a local internet protocol IP network via the network apparatus to user terminals,
wherein messages received from the point-to-point radio bearer and the associated shared point-to-multipoint broadcast radio bearer in downlink are combinable in the user terminal into a single connection emulating one or more of a broadcast and multicast capable media respectively over the air interface; and
establishing a local Internet protocol access (LIPA) broadcast bearer service for transmitting neighbor discovery messages or other protocol messages requiring multicasting to user terminals and transmitting the messages by utilizing the established broadcast bearer service to user terminals connected to the network apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,484,885

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BEAM-FORMING COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE WIRELESS BACKHAUL NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for beam-forming communication in a mobile wireless backhaul network included in a base station, the apparatus comprising:a position searching unit determining a distance between the base station and a mobile terminal, a relative speed between the base station and the mobile terminal, and a relative direction of the mobile terminal;
a beam setting unit
determining a plurality of beam search groups including searching beams of the base station according to the distance, wherein the searching beams are beams to be searched by the mobile terminal,
determining a number of antenna elements forming the searching beams, wherein the antenna elements are included in each of the plurality of beam search groups, and
setting a number of the searching beams and a search period for a beam of the mobile terminal according to the relative speed and the relative direction; and
a beam searching unit searching for the beam of the mobile terminal based on the search period using the plurality of beam search groups,
wherein the antenna elements are included in a phased-array antenna, and the number of first beam search groups among the plurality of beam search groups are selected more than the number of second beam search groups among the plurality of beam search groups,
wherein the first beam search groups are the beam search groups in the same direction as the relative direction of the mobile terminal, and the second beam search groups are the beam search groups in a direction opposite to the relative direction of the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,864

SUBSCRIBER SERVER, MONITORING SERVER, MOBILE TERMINAL, METHODS RELATED THERETO, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A first node configured to manage subscription data of a mobile terminal in a mobile core network, the first node comprising:a receiver configured to receive first information related to communication of the mobile terminal, the first information being transmitted from an application function node, the application function node being in an external network connected to the mobile core network; and
a processor configured to request to store the first information in a storage as part of the subscription data of the mobile terminal, the first information being used to determine second information, the second information being transmitted, wherein
the second information is used to control a state transition of the mobile terminal by a second node in a radio access network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,843

AUDIO SYSTEMS AND METHODS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An audio system comprising:a first wireless earpiece;
a second wireless earpiece; and
a first mobile device comprising one or more processors configured to:
wirelessly receive data from the first wireless earpiece;
recognize a user gesture that includes contacting at least a portion of the first wireless earpiece using at least the data received from the first wireless earpiece; and
in response to recognizing the user gesture that includes contacting at least a portion of the first wireless earpiece using at least the data received from the first wireless earpiece, alter a presentation parameter of audio data played by either the first wireless earpiece or the second wireless earpiece such that presentation parameters of audio data played by the first wireless earpiece differ from presentation parameters of audio data played by the second wireless earpiece, wherein the audio data played by the first wireless earpiece includes at least a first audio data of a first electronic communication received from a second mobile device that is different from a second electronic communication received from a third mobile device and the audio data played by the second wireless earpiece includes at least a second audio data of the second electronic communication.

US Pat. No. 10,484,833

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING AND USING ULTRA WIDEBAND LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LANS)

CLAIRVOYANT NETWORKS, LLC...

1. A system for locating ultra-wide-band (UWB) devices, the system comprising:a plurality of UWB local area networks (LANs), including at least a first UWB LAN and a second UWB LAN, each UWB LAN comprising:
a plurality of anchors configured for performing UWB ranging; and
a LAN master anchor surrounded by at least some of the plurality of anchors, wherein the LAN master anchor is configured for transmitting a UWB beacon to identify the UWB LAN to one or more candidate tags to join the UWB LAN; and
a tag securable to an object for tracking, wherein the tag is configured for:
receiving a first UWB beacon from a first LAN master of the first UWB LAN;
receiving a second UWB beacon from a second LAN master of the second UWB LAN; and
determining to associate with the first UWB LAN based on the first UWB beacon and the second UWB beacon.

US Pat. No. 10,484,789

MICRO-SPEAKER HAVING AN AIR ADSORBENT

EM-TECH. CO., Ltd., Busa...

1. A micro-speaker, comprising:an enclosure;
a speaker unit accommodated in the enclosure;
a resonance space defined between the enclosure and the speaker unit; and
an air adsorbent provided in the resonance space,
wherein the air adsorbent is zeolite having at least 40% of channels with a size of 0.4 nm to 0.6 nm,
wherein the zeolite is provided in the form of granules with a grain size of 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,484,752

SECURELY PAIRED DELIVERY OF ACTIVATION CODES FROM SMART CARD TO HOST SET-TOP BOX

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

1. A method, comprising:receiving an activation message at a smart card installed in a television receiver, the television receiver having a security processor and a plurality of hardware components, enabling of each of the plurality of hardware components being controllable by the security processor, the activation message containing an encrypted activation code for enabling a hardware component of the plurality of hardware components of the television receiver;
decrypting, by the smart card, the activation message including the activation code in accordance with a global network key stored on the smart card;
encrypting, by the smart card, the activation message including the activation code with a local key unique to the television receiver and stored at both the smart card and the security processor;
transmitting, by the smart card to the security processor, the activation message encrypted with the local key;
receiving, by the security processor, the activation message encrypted with the local key;
decrypting, by the security processor, the activation message including the activation code with the local key; and
enabling, by the security processor, the hardware component based on the activation code.

US Pat. No. 10,484,748

UPSTREAM NOISE SUPPRESSION CIRCUITS AND RELATED RADIO FREQUENCY SUBSCRIBER DROP EQUIPMENT AND METHODS

CommScope, Inc., Hickory...

1. A method of reducing upstream noise funneling in a communications network, comprising:splitting an upstream signal into a first component that is transmitted over a first communications path and a second component that is transmitted over a second communications path, the second component including an information signal and a noise signal;
removing the information signal from the second component while retaining at least a portion of the noise signal of the second component to provide a modified second component;
phase shifting the modified second component; and
combining the first component and the phase-shifted modified second component;
wherein removing the information signal from the second component while retaining at least a portion of the noise signal of the second component to provide a modified second component comprises:
detecting the presence of the information signal;
terminating the second communications path in response to detecting the presence of the information signal; and
reestablishing the second communications path in response to detecting the absence of the information signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,747

RECEPTION DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

SATURN LICENSING LLC, Ne...

1. A reception device comprising:a receiver that receives a digital broadcast signal that is in accordance with an internet protocol (IP) transmission scheme; and
a processor that processes, on a per-service basis, a particular service and at least one shared component related to the particular service, among a plurality of services included in the digital broadcast signal, by using a first IP address included in each packet of the particular service and a second IP address different from the first IP address included in each packet of the at least one shared component, wherein the particular service includes one or more components and a first control signal, packets of the one or more components and packets of the first control signal include the first IP address, and the first control signal includes information of the one or more components of the particular service and of the at least one shared component.

US Pat. No. 10,484,659

LARGE-SCALE ENVIRONMENTAL MAPPING IN REAL-TIME BY A ROBOTIC SYSTEM

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

7. A robotic system comprising:a mobile reconnaissance unit having a color sensor, a depth sensor, and a graphics processing unit (GPU) with a GPU memory;
a navigation unit communicatively coupled to the mobile reconnaissance unit, the navigation unit having a central processing unit (CPU) with a CPU memory;
the robotic system configured to:
begin a three-dimensional (3D) scan of an environment of the mobile reconnaissance unit using the color sensor and the depth sensor;
generate a mapping data for populating a volumetric representation of the environment produced using the GPU;
continue the 3D scan of the environment using the color sensor and the depth sensor;
update the mapping data based on the continued 3D scan; and
partition the volumetric representation between the GPU memory and the CPU memory based on a memory allocation criteria;
wherein the volumetric representation of the environment is stored partially in the GPU memory of the mobile reconnaissance unit and partially in the CPU memory of the navigation unit, wherein the mobile reconnaissance unit further comprises an inertial sensor, and wherein the robotic system is further configured to:
detect an abrupt movement of the mobile reconnaissance unit during the second 3D scan, using the inertial sensor;
generate a perturbation data corresponding to the abrupt movement; and
correct the mapping data to compensate for the abrupt movement using the perturbation data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,651

IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An image display control device, comprising:a display; and
a controller that
displays a first screen on the display, the first screen including a first image and a second image, the first image being an image of a vehicle viewed from above, and the second image obtained by capturing a second area that is a part of a first area where is a capturing target around the vehicle;
displays, on the display, a third image that is switched from the second image, the third image being obtained by capturing a third area where is different from the second area, the third area being selected as a part of area included in the first area;
displays identification information for identifying the third area within the first image, before the second image is switched to the third image; and
changes the identification information into a display-hidden state at a same time when the second image is switched to the third image or at a time when a predetermined time has elapsed after the second image is switched to the third image.

US Pat. No. 10,484,649

MOBILE WEARABLE VIDEO CONFERENCING SOLUTION

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wearable unified communication device having a stationary mode and a wearing mode, comprising:a body;
a plurality of input devices removably attached to the body and coupled to a control unit, the plurality of input devices comprising a camera, a motion sensor, a microphone, and a power source configured to power the plurality of input devices; and
a speaker and two displays configured to alternately operate in accordance with the stationary mode and the wearing mode,
wherein the speaker is further configured to automatically increase operational volume responsive to switching from operating in accordance with the wearing mode to operating in accordance with the stationary mode, or automatically decrease operational volume responsive to switching from operating in accordance with the stationary mode to operating in accordance with the wearing mode.

US Pat. No. 10,484,646

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS WITH TELEPRESENCE

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
obtaining a plurality of captured images of an object that are captured by a camera system at a plurality of different viewing angles, wherein the plurality of different viewing angles of the plurality of captured images captures a first portion of a viewing perspective of the object;
generating a plurality of generated additional images for a second portion of the viewing perspective of the object;
performing a load balancing based on a determination of available processing resources for the processing system, a first local device remote from the processing system, and a second local device remote from the processing system;
generating, in accordance with the load balancing, holographic content for the object based on the plurality of captured images and the plurality of generated additional images, wherein the generating occurs at one of the first local device, the second local device or both, according to the load balancing;
providing, in accordance with the load balancing, the holographic content to the first local device for presentation of the holographic content with first video content at a first display device utilizing a first telepresence configuration that simulates a second user and the object being present at a first location and simulates interaction of a first user with the object based on movement of the first user with respect to the holographic content, wherein the first local device and the first display device are associated with the first user and located at the first location, and wherein the holographic content is representative of the captured images and the additional images,
wherein second video content is provided in accordance with the load balancing to the second local device for presentation with the second video content at a second display device utilizing a second telepresence configuration that simulates the first user and the object being present at a second location and simulates interaction of the second user with the object based on movement of the second user with respect to the holographic content, wherein the second local device and the second display device are associated with the second user and located at the second location, and
wherein the first video content and the second video content are associated with a communication session between the first user and the second user;
detecting a user interaction of the first user with the object; and
adjusting a presentation of the object at the second display device, to obtain an adjusted presentation, responsive to the user interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,484,639

IMAGE GENERATION METHOD AND DEVICE

Beijing Kingsoft Internet...

1. An image generation method, comprising:receiving a screenshot instruction;
generating a plurality of layers corresponding to the screenshot instruction, storing image content in a screen region selected by a user into a plurality of storage areas corresponding to the generated layers, and displaying, on the generated layers, the image content in the screen region selected by the user, wherein, the plurality of storage areas corresponding to the generated layers are independent of a storage area corresponding to a layer, which is in an unclosed state, generated according to a previously received screenshot instruction; and
after receiving an image generation instruction for at least one layer currently in the unclosed state, generating an output image corresponding to the image generation instruction according to one or more layers corresponding to one or more layer identifiers contained in the image generation instruction, wherein the image generation instruction contains one or more layer identifiers of one or more layers selected by the user.