US Pat. No. 10,510,554

GUARD RING STRUCTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR ARRANGEMENT

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor arrangement, comprising:forming a first guard ring portion of a first guard ring and a second guard ring portion of the first guard ring to surround at least a portion of a device, wherein the second guard ring portion is discontinuous from the first guard ring portion;
forming a first poly portion of a poly layer over the first guard ring portion; and
forming a first metal portion of a metal layer adjacent the first poly portion and over the first guard ring portion and the second guard ring portion to couple the first guard ring portion to the second guard ring portion.

US Pat. No. 10,510,538

REDUCING EUV-INDUCED MATERIAL PROPERTY CHANGES

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:forming a dielectric layer over a substrate, the dielectric layer having a first thickness, the dielectric layer comprising SiOC, SiN, SiON, SiOCN, or any combination thereof;
after forming the dielectric layer, performing a thermal treatment to at least partially stabilize the dielectric layer, after the performing the thermal treatment the dielectric layer having a second thickness less than the first thickness;
after performing the thermal treatment, forming a photoresist over the dielectric layer; and
after forming the photoresist, exposing the dielectric layer to extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation attendant to patterning the dielectric layer, after the exposing the dielectric layer to EUV radiation the dielectric layer having a third thickness less than the second thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,510,525

ION BEAM MASS PRE-SEPARATOR

Thermo Fisher Scientific ...

1. An apparatus for mass spectrometry analysis, comprising:an electrode arrangement having a length extending in an axial direction between a first end thereof and a second end thereof, the second end opposite the first end, and the first end being configured to introduce a continuous beam of ions into an ion transmission space of the electrode arrangement, the beam of ions comprising ions having m/z ratios within a first range of m/z ratios; and,
an electronic controller in electrical communication with the electrode arrangement and configured to apply an RF potential and a DC potential to at least an electrode of the electrode arrangement, wherein the generated electric field supports the extraction of ions having different m/z values at respective different positions along the length of the electrode arrangement, in one of increasing and decreasing sequential order of m/z ratio with increasing distance from the first end, wherein the continuous beam of ions is split into a plurality of spatially separate ion beamlets of narrower m/z ratio ranges than the first range of m/z ratios, stored in separate independently controlled ion storage cells, released from each storage cell when a predetermined amount of ions have accumulated in the storage cells and analyzed in at least one mass analyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,470

DIFFUSION BARRIERS FOR METALLIC SUPERCONDUCTING WIRES

H.C. STARCK INC., Newton...

1. A superconducting wire possessing diffusion resistance and mechanical strength, the superconducting wire comprising:an outer wire matrix comprising Cu;
disposed within the wire matrix, a diffusion barrier comprising a Ta—W alloy containing 0.2%-10% W; and
a plurality of composite filaments surrounded by the diffusion barrier and separated from the outer wire matrix by the diffusion barrier,
wherein:
each composite filament comprises (i) a plurality of Nb-based monofilaments and (ii) a cladding comprising Cu surrounding the plurality of monofilaments,
the diffusion barrier occupies 2%-15% of a cross-sectional area of the superconducting wire, and
the diffusion barrier extends through an axial dimension of the superconducting wire.

US Pat. No. 10,510,447

SURGICAL TELEOPERATED DEVICE FOR REMOTE MANIPULATION

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A teleoperated surgical system for performing surgery, the teleoperated surgical system comprising:a first teleoperated surgical device comprising:
a first slave unit comprising a first plurality of slave links;
a first end-effector coupled to the first slave unit;
a first master unit comprising a first plurality of master links, the first master unit operatively coupled to the first slave unit;
a first handle coupled to the first master unit, the first handle configured to be manipulated by a human to move at least one of the first plurality of master links to thereby move at least one of the first plurality of slave links to thereby move the first end-effector to perform a surgical procedure, the first end-effector configured to move in at least three degrees-of-freedom;
a second teleoperated surgical device comprising:
a second slave unit comprising a second plurality of slave links;
a second end-effector coupled to the second slave unit;
a second master unit comprising a second plurality of master links, the second master unit operatively coupled to the second slave unit;
a second handle coupled to the second master unit, the second handle configured to be manipulated by the human to move at least one of the second plurality of master links to thereby move at least one of the second plurality of slave links to thereby move the second end-effector to perform the surgical procedure, the second end-effector configured to move in at least three degrees-of-freedom; and
a base structure coupled to the first master unit and the second master unit;
wherein the first master unit and the second master unit are coupled to the base structure via a telescoping station mounted within the base structure, the telescoping station configured to permit vertical movement of the first master unit and the second master unit relative to the base structure; and
wherein the first master unit and the second master unit are rotatably coupled the telescoping station.

US Pat. No. 10,510,408

PROBABILISTIC EVENT DETECTOR FOR FAST OVERWRITE DISTURB REMEDIATION IN PHASE CHANGE MEDIA

MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

17. A system comprising:a memory device comprising a first memory cell and a second memory cell, wherein the second memory cell is a neighbor of the first memory cell in the memory device; and
a processing device coupled to the memory device, the processing device configured to:
detect a write to the first memory cell, wherein the first memory cell has an identifier;
locate an entry in a data structure based on the identifier of the first memory cell,
determine, based on the entry in the data structure, an increment value for a disturb counter associated with the second memory cell;
increment, in response to the write, the disturb counter associated with the second memory cell based on the increment value; and
perform, in response to the disturb counter of the second memory cell being greater than or equal to a disturb threshold, remediation for the second memory cell.

US Pat. No. 10,510,323

DISPLAY CONTROLLER

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A display controller for a data processing system, the display controller comprising:a first display processing core comprising a first input stage circuit operable to read at least one input surface, a first processing stage circuit operable to process one or more input surfaces to generate one or more output surfaces, a first output stage circuit operable to provide any output surface of the one or more output surfaces for display to a first display, and a first write-out stage circuit operable to write data of any output surface of the one or more output surfaces to external memory;
a second, different display processing core comprising a second input stage circuit operable to read at least one input surface, a second processing stage circuit operable to process one or more input surfaces to generate a second output surface, and a second output stage circuit operable to provide the second output surface for display to a second different display; and
an internal data path for passing data of any output surface of the one or more output surfaces from the first display processing core to the second display processing core;
wherein the first display processing core and the second display processing core are part of a same monolithic integrated circuit, wherein the internal data path is internal to the monolithic integrated circuit; and
wherein the display controller is operable:
to determine for data of a first output surface of the one or more output surfaces generated by the first processing stage circuit that is to be provided from the first display processing core to the second display processing core, whether to provide that data from the first display processing core to the second display processing core either via the internal data path or by writing that data to the external memory; and
when it is determined to provide the data of the first output surface to the second display processing core via the internal data path, to provide the data of the first output surface to the second display processing core by passing the data of the first output surface from the first display processing core to the second display processing core via the internal data path; and
when it is determined to provide the data of the first output surface to the second display processing core by writing the data of the first output surface to the external memory, to provide the data of the first output surface to the second display processing core by the first write-out stage circuit writing the data of the first output surface to the external memory and the second input stage circuit reading the data of the first output surface from the external memory.

US Pat. No. 10,510,299

PIXEL ILLUMINATION COMPENSATION METHOD, PIXEL ILLUMINATION COMPENSATION APPARATUS AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCORPORATING THE APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel compensation method for compensation of pixels in an electroluminescent display panel, wherein the electroluminescent display panel comprises a plurality of pixels and a plurality of detection lines, each column of the pixels corresponds to one of the detection lines, each of the pixels comprises a plurality of sub-pixels of different colors, respective sub-pixels in a same pixel are coupled to a same detection line, the sub-pixels of a same color in each row are divided into a first sub-pixel column and a second sub-pixel column that are alternately arranged, the first sub-pixel column is one of an odd column of the sub-pixels of the same color in the row and an even column of the sub-pixels of the same color in the row, the pixel compensation method comprising:in a compensation stage of a compensation period, in a blanking section of a (2n?1)th display frame, charging the detection line corresponding to the first sub-pixel column of the sub-pixels of the same color to be compensated in a nth row, detecting a resulting voltage on the detection line corresponding to each of the sub-pixels of the same color to be compensated in the nth row, and determining a detection voltage corresponding to the first sub-pixel column in the nth row according to the resulting voltage, where n is an integer greater than or equal to 1 and less than or equal to N, and N is a number of rows of the sub-pixels of the same color to be compensated in the electroluminescent display panel;
in the blanking section of a (2n)th display frame, charging the detection line corresponding to the second sub-pixel column of the sub-pixels of the same color to be compensated in the nth row, detecting the resulting voltage on the detection line corresponding to each of the sub-pixels of the same color to be compensated in the nth row, and determining the detection voltage corresponding to the second sub-pixel column in the nth row according to the resulting voltage; and
determining a data voltage of each of the sub-pixels of the same color to be compensated in the nth row for display frames after the (2n)th display frame according to the detection voltage corresponding to each of the sub-pixels of the same color to be compensated in the nth row.

US Pat. No. 10,510,283

GRAYSCALE SIGNAL COMPENSATION UNITS, GRAYSCALE SIGNAL COMPENSATION METHODS, SOURCE DRIVERS, AND DISPLAY APPARATUSES

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A grayscale signal compensation unit connected to a source driving circuit to compensate for an initial grayscale signal output by the source driving circuit, the grayscale signal compensation unit comprising:a compensation coefficient determination sub-unit configured to determine a compensation coefficient according to a position of a pixel to be driven;
an inquiry sub-unit configured to inquire a reference compensation value corresponding to the initial grayscale signal according to a pre-stored grayscale compensation correspondence table for a row of pixels farthest from the source driving circuit, wherein the grayscale compensation correspondence table contains different grayscale signals and corresponding reference compensation values thereof;
a calculation sub-unit configured to calculate an actual compensation value corresponding to the pixel to be driven according to the compensation coefficient and the inquired reference compensation value; and
a compensation sub-unit configured to compensate for the initial grayscale signal according to the actual compensation value,
wherein the compensation coefficient determination sub-unit is further configured to determine the compensation coefficient K(i) according to the following equation:
where n is a row number corresponding to the row of pixels farthest from the source driving circuit, i is a row number of the pixel to be driven and 1?i?n, s is a preset critical row number, m is a preset compensation accuracy, both of s and m are integers, A is a preset exponential value and A>0, and int( ) is a rounding function.

US Pat. No. 10,510,212

GAMING MACHINE

UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT C...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a display device configured to display a game result by rearranging reels on which symbols are arranged;
a storage device configured to store symbol random determination tables in which a probability of rearrangement of each of the symbols on the reels is defined and a symbol random determination table determination table in which a probability of random selection of one of the symbol random determination tables is defined for each of the symbol random determination tables; and
a controller configured to execute the processes of:
(1-1) accepting, via a gaming medium acceptor, a gaming medium with a monetary value which establishes a credit balance for a player;
(1-2) receiving, via a bet input device, a bet whose amount is designated by the player based on the credit balance;
(1-3) executing a game as a result of the player's bet;
(1A) at start of each game play, randomly selecting one of the symbol random determination tables based on the symbol random determination table determination table;
(1B) randomly determining symbols to be rearranged, based on the symbol random determination table selected in the process (1A); and
(1C) displaying the symbols determined in the process (1B) on the display device by rearranging the reels, wherein,
the symbol random determination tables include a symbol random determination table in which a probability of rearrangement of a predetermined symbol is high as compared to the other symbol random determination tables,
the storage device further includes symbol random determination table determination tables, and
the symbol random determination table determination tables include a high-probability symbol random determination table determination table in which the symbol random determination table in which the probability of rearrangement of the predetermined symbol is high is more probable to be selected as compared to the other symbol random determination table determination tables.

US Pat. No. 10,510,205

GAMING MACHINE, CONTROL METHOD FOR MACHINE, AND PROGRAM FOR GAMING MACHINE INCLUDING A GRID HAVING A FEATURE AREA

Konami Gaming, Inc., Las...

1. A gaming machine, comprising:an operation unit including a plurality of buttons configured to receive an operation of a player;
a display unit configured to display a display area using computer generated graphics, the display area including a plurality of cells arranged in a grid having a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns; and,
a control unit operably coupled to the operation unit and the display unit and including a processor for generating and displaying a game on the display unit, the processor being configured to:
display the game including a plurality of reels within the grid;
associate a plurality of paylines with the grid, each payline including one cell from each column;
establish a plurality of predefined subsets of cells, each of the plurality of predefined subsets of cells including an associated number of cells and at least two cells from a corresponding column, the plurality of predefined subsets of the cells including a first subset of cells and a second subset of cells, wherein the associated number of cells in the second subset of cells is greater than the associated number of cells in the first subset of cells, wherein each of the first and second subset of cells has an associated minimum wager, and wherein the associated minimum wager of the second subset of cells is greater than the associated minimum wager of the first subset of cells;
allow the player to establish a wager and select a predefined subset of cells from the plurality of predefined subsets of cells;
establish a feature area as a function of the player selected predefined subset of cells and to provide the game in response to player operation, the control unit, in providing the game, being further configured to:
randomly select a plurality of symbols associated with the display area, each symbol in the plurality of symbols being associated with one of the plurality of cells in the grid, the plurality of symbols forming an outcome of the game;
spin and stop the plurality of reels to display the selected plurality of symbols in the grid;
detect an occurrence of a predetermined symbol in the feature area;
responsively provide a game feature as a function of the occurrence of the predetermined symbol in the feature area; and,
provide an award to the player as a function of the outcome of the game and a pay table.

US Pat. No. 10,510,155

METHOD AND PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR UPDATING A FIRST IMAGE GENERATED BY A FIRST CAMERA BASED ON A SECOND IMAGE GENERATED BY A SECOND CAMERA

MUJIN, INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A camera image processing system, comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with: (i) a first camera that is a first type of depth-sensing camera and having a first camera field of view, and (ii) a second camera that is a second type of depth-sensing camera different from the first type of depth-sensing camera and having a second camera field of view which overlaps with the first camera field of view; and
a control circuit configured, when the communication interface is in communication with the first camera and the second camera:
to receive a first depth map that is generated based on information sensed by the first camera, wherein the first depth map includes a first set of pixels that represent a first set of respective physical locations in the first camera field of view and that indicate a first set of respective depth values for the first set of respective physical locations, wherein the first set of respective depth values are relative to the first camera;
to receive a second depth map that is generated based on information sensed by the second camera, wherein the second depth map includes a second set of pixels that represent a second set of respective physical locations in the second camera field of view and that indicate a second set of respective depth values for the second set of respective physical locations, wherein the second set of respective depth values are relative to the second camera;
to identify a third set of pixels of the first depth map that also represent the second set of respective physical locations, such that the third set of pixels correspond to the second set of pixels of the second depth map;
to identify one or more empty pixels from the third set of pixels, wherein each empty pixel of the one or more empty pixels is a pixel of the first depth map that has no depth value assigned to the pixel;
to update the first depth map by assigning to each empty pixel of the one or more empty pixels a respective depth value that is based on a depth value of a corresponding pixel of the second set of pixels of the second depth map, wherein the corresponding pixel for the empty pixel is a pixel of the second set of pixels of the second depth map that represents a same physical location as the empty pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,510,135

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:a controller including one or more circuits or one or more processors, the controller acting as units comprising:
a memory controlling unit configured to write a band of image data in a memory and to read out the band of image data in a block unit from the memory; and
an image processing unit configured to perform an image processing on the image data read in a block unit,
wherein a first band of the image data is written in the memory according to a first memory access pattern, and the first band of the image data is read out from the memory according to a second memory access pattern,
wherein a second band of the image data is written in the memory according to the second memory access pattern, and
wherein the second memory access pattern is determined based on a width of the image data and the first memory access pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,510,112

COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED CONTINUOUS DUAL AUCTION SYSTEM

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium encoded with processing instructions for performing a method of implementing a hybrid marketplace configured for simultaneously implementing a plurality of potential transactions for an item while taking care to avoid unintended sales, the plurality of potential transactions including:an auction;
a negotiation; and
a direct sale,the method of implementing the hybrid marketplace comprising:receiving, electronically, through an item input interface, over a network, and from a first user via a first user device, item information, a first number as an offer, and a second number as a proxy offer;
storing the item information, the first number, and the second number in a database;
establishing a plurality of computer interfaces accessible over a network for simultaneously conducting the auction, the negotiation, and the direct sale for the item, wherein establishing comprises:
establishing an auction interface comprising retrieving the item information and the first number from the database and displaying the item information, the first number, and input fields relating to the item, the input fields including a bid input, and a proxy bid input;
establishing a negotiation interface comprising retrieving the item information from the database and displaying the item information, a negotiation dialog box for facilitating negotiation communications between the first user and another user, an agreement input, and an agreed upon price input; and
establishing a direct sale interface comprising retrieving the item information and the first number from the database and displaying the item information, the first number, and a purchase input;
actively receiving user inputs via the plurality of computer interfaces, over the network, and relating to the plurality of potential transactions, wherein actively receiving comprises allowing interaction with one or a combination of the plurality of computer interfaces simultaneously, the interaction with the interfaces comprising:
via the auction interface:
receiving, electronically, over the network, and from a second user via a second user device, a third number via the bid input and a fourth number via the proxy bid input; and
storing the third number and the fourth number in the database;
via the negotiation dialog box:
receiving, electronically, over the network, and from the second user or a third user via a respective user device, a statement regarding a negotiated price for the item;
storing the statement in the database;
prompting the first user via the first user device that a negotiation has commenced;
retrieving the statement from the database and presenting the statement to the first user;
receiving, electronically, over the network, and from the first user via the first user device, a responsive statement from the first user, regarding the negotiated price for the item, and responsive to the statement;
storing the responsive statement in the database;
receiving, electronically, over the network, and from the first user via the first user device, an indication of agreement via the agreement input and a fifth number via the agreed upon price input; and
storing the agreement input and the fifth number in the database; and
via the direct sale interface:
receiving a purchase input from the second user, the third user, or a fourth user indicating agreement to pay for the item in an amount equal to the first number; and
storing the purchase input in the database;
continually analyzing the user inputs to determine if any of the transactions have resulted in a sale and identifying the other of the plurality of transactions as nullified transactions, wherein continually analyzing and identifying comprises:
comparing the first number to the fourth number and the second number to the third number when each of these numbers is entered and when each of these numbers changes and:
if the first number is lower than the fourth number, executing a proxy system sale at the first number;
if the second number is lower than the third number, executing a proxy sale at the third number; and
identifying the negotiation for the item and the direct sale for the item as nullified;
monitoring the agreement input and if an agreement input is received, identifying the auction for the item and the direct sale for the item as nullified; and
monitoring the purchase input and if a purchase input is received, identifying the auction for the item and the negotiation for the item as nullified; and
automatically and immediately converting the nullified transactions to inactive transactions, wherein converting comprises:
when the auction is nullified, disabling the bid input and the proxy bid input and displaying an indication that the auction has ended;
when the negotiation transaction is nullified, revoking access of all users to the negotiation dialog box and displaying an indication that the item is no longer available; and
when the direct sale is nullified, disabling the purchase input.

US Pat. No. 10,510,107

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PAYMENT CARDS WITH UPDATABLE MERCHANT DATA

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A financial institution computing system, the system comprising:a customer database structured to retrievably store financial information relating to at least one payment card account associated with a customer and non-financial information received from at least one merchant computing system and associated with the customer, the non-financial information including a first promotional offer;
a network interface circuit structured to enable the financial institution computing system to exchange information over a network; and
a data circuit operatively coupling to the customer database a payment card associated with one of the at least one payment card account, the data circuit structured to:
receive information associated with the customer from at least one merchant computing system over the network, the information including a second promotional offer, and update the non-financial information in the customer database to include the second promotional offer;
determine to include the first promotional offer in an update for storage on the payment card and to refrain from including the second promotional offer in the update;
transmit the update for the payment card for storage on the payment card;
receive a transaction request from a transaction terminal using the payment card corresponding to one of the at least one payment card account, the transaction request not reflecting the second promotional offer;
determine that the second promotional offer applies to the transaction request; and
transmit to the transaction terminal, in response to the transaction request, at least one of a transaction approval indicating that the second promotional offer was used and a request for approval of application of the second promotional offer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,084

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RETRIEVING CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH DISTRIBUTION ITEMS

United States Postal Serv...

1. A computerized method comprising:receiving a digital image of a portion of a distribution item captured via a computing device following a physical delivery of the distribution item to a recipient identified on the distribution item;
identifying, using a processor, an information item shown in the digital image of the portion of the distribution item;
identifying a type for the information item; extracting a data item from the digital image using the type; decoding the data item using the type to generate a set of attributes of the distribution item;
retrieving, over a network accessed by the computing device, content associated with a sender of the distribution item using an attribute included in the set of attributes;
causing display of the content to the recipient via a user interface on the computing device, the content being associated with the sender of the distribution item; and
receiving the information item from a distribution entity to route and track the distribution item for physical delivery.

US Pat. No. 10,510,054

AUGMENTED REALITY ENHANCEMENTS FOR FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., ...

4. An augmented reality electronic computing device, comprising:a wearable headset having a camera;
an optical display mounted to the wearable headset and having a glass portion;
an input controller configured to receive voice input from a user;
one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium including instructions embedded thereon which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
authenticate a user using biometric information, including one or more facial recognition, retinal scan, voice print and fingerprint scan;
scan a receipt using the camera;
receive a voice command from a wearer of the wearable headset using the input controller, the voice command specifying deselection of one or more items on the receipt, the voice command causing the augmented reality electronic computing device to deselect the one or more items creating a modified receipt;
obtain financial information from the modified receipt to be included in an expense report, the financial information to be included in the expense report excluding the one or more items that were deselected on the receipt;
send the financial information from the modified receipt to a server computer;
receive, from the server computer, a confirmation that the financial information from the modified receipt has been included in the expense report; and
display the confirmation in the glass portion of the optical display.

US Pat. No. 10,510,027

CLOUD-BASED GLOBAL ALARM ANNUNCIATION SYSTEM FOR INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A system for notification of industrial alarm events, comprising:a memory that stores computer-executable components;
a processor, operatively coupled to the memory, that executes the computer-executable components, the computer-executable components comprising:
a device interface configured to receive, at a cloud platform, a data packet from a cloud agent device residing at an industrial facility, wherein the data packet comprises an alarm record identifying an alarm event associated with an industrial system;
a harmonization component configured to append harmonization data to the alarm record, wherein the harmonization data comprises at least one of time zone information indicating a time zone in which the alarm event originated, technology information indicating a technology to which the alarm event relates, status information indicating a current service status of the alarm event, mode information indicating a mode of the alarm event, or filter key information indicating a field of the alarm record to be used as a filter key for the alarm record;
a search component configured to identify a subset of technical experts based on a comparison of information included in the alarm record with expert data stored on the cloud platform, wherein the expert data defines, for each of the technical experts, at least one of an application of technical expertise, a technology of technical expertise, a time zone in which the technical expert is located, a geographic location in which the technical expert is located, a present or future availability of the technical expert, or a score indicating a degree of expertise for an application or a technology; and
a user interface component configured to send notification information to one or more client devices associated with the subset of technical experts, the notification information requesting assistance in resolving the alarm event.

US Pat. No. 10,510,016

METHODS AND SYSTEMS USING A COMPOSITION OF AUTONOMOUS SELF-LEARNING SOFTWARE COMPONENTS FOR PERFORMING COMPLEX REAL TIME DATA-PROCESSING TASKS

OPTIMITIVE S.L.U., (ES)

1. A computer system for generating optimization recommendations, comprising:at least one processor;
memory associated with the at least one processor; and
a program supported in the memory, the program containing a plurality of instructions executable by the at least one processor, comprising a structured and predefined composition of autonomous self-learning skill software components for solving a complex task, each software component including a knowledge base and an inference algorithm that uses the knowledge base to perform a given data-processing task involving input data or a result of a data-processing task performed by another software component or both the input data and the result of the data processing task performed by another software component, each software component also including a machine learning algorithm for training the knowledge base with new data in real-time as the new data is received, and each software component being capable of selecting new data for training the knowledge base and transforming the new data into a format useable by the software component for training the knowledge base, wherein the software components interact with one another sequentially or in parallel or both sequentially and in parallel to solve a task more complex than any task performable by any one of said software components, and wherein at least one of said software components performs a given data-processing task involving a result of a data-processing task performed by another software component, and wherein at least one of the software components comprises an optimization skill that generates an optimization recommendation to be output by the system, said optimization recommendation comprising an actionable recommendation specifying one or more setpoints for a physical process, and wherein at least one of the software components comprises an identification model skill that receives and assesses the optimization recommendation from the optimization skill to predict one or more new values of variables under a given situation or hypothesis based on the one or more setpoints, wherein the variables include a key performance indicator (KPI).

US Pat. No. 10,510,006

HANDLING OF PREDICTIVE MODELS BASED ON ASSET LOCATION

Uptake Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system comprising:at least one processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable medium; and
program instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium that are executable by the at least one processor to cause the computing system to:
receive, for each of a plurality of assets, position data;
determine that given position data for a given asset of the plurality of assets matches a location associated with unreliable operating data;
in response to the determination, decide to disregard operating data for the given asset when handling a predictive model related to the operation of the plurality of assets; and
handle the predictive model in accordance with the decision.

US Pat. No. 10,510,005

PREDICTION FUNCTION CREATION DEVICE, PREDICTION FUNCTION CREATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A prediction function creation device constructed on a computer for, by using a set of samples that include explanatory variables and an objective variable as training data, creating a prediction function to derive the objective variable, the prediction function creation device comprising:a clustering unit that, in accordance with patterns of missing values for the explanatory variables in respective samples, carries out clustering to give labels to the respective samples, and, to each label, assigns weights in accordance with patterns of missing values for the explanatory variables in samples to which the label is given;
a child model creation unit that, on the basis of the assigned weights, makes portions of the training data partial training data, and, on the basis of patterns of missing values for the explanatory variables in the samples included in the partial training data, determines an explanatory variable that constitutes the prediction function among the explanatory variables with respect to each label; and
a mixture model creation unit that, by using the explanatory variable and the partial training data that are determined with respect to each label, creates the prediction function with respect to each pattern of missing values,
wherein the clustering unit carries out clustering to give labels by using multiplied values with respect to varieties of a set of non-missing variables, the multiplied value being acquired by multiplying a number of samples that do not miss the set of non-missing variables by a number of non-missing variables in the set,
and wherein the created prediction function has improved machine learning predictive accuracy for the training data having the missing values.

US Pat. No. 10,509,998

MULTIPLICATION AND ADDITION DEVICE FOR MATRICES, NEURAL NETWORK COMPUTING DEVICE, AND METHOD

SHANGHAI CAMBRICON INFORM...

1. A neural network operation device, comprising:a matrix element memory configured to:
receive a first matrix that includes one or more first values, wherein each of the one or more first values is represented as a sequence that includes one or more bits, and
respectively store the one or more bits in one or more storage spaces in accordance with positions of the one or more bits in the sequence;
a calculator circuit configured to calculate an intermediate result for each storage space based on one or more second values in a second matrix, wherein the one or more second values correspond to non-zero values stored in the storage space; and
an accumulator circuit configured to sum the intermediate results to generate an output value.

US Pat. No. 10,509,901

METHOD OF MANAGING A SECURE ELEMENT

THALES DIS FRANCE SA, Me...

1. A method for managing a secure element comprising a first operating system and a software application including an executable part, said executable part being tied to said first operating system through a plurality of links, wherein each link of said plurality of links is an access from the executable part to data located in said first operating system wherein said method comprises:on receipt of an un-map command, recording in a memory area of the secure element a description of said links using an intermediate language,
replacing the first operating system by a second operating system by keeping said memory area unchanged,
on receipt of a re-map command by the secure element, restoring a new set of links between said executable part and said second operating system by updating the executable part using the description.

US Pat. No. 10,509,809

CONSTRUCTING GROUND TRUTH WHEN CLASSIFYING DATA

Amperity, Inc., Seattle,...

1. A system comprising:a database that stores a plurality of records and a plurality of features for the plurality of records; and
a memory coupled to a processor, the memory comprising a plurality of instructions that cause the processor to:
perform pairwise comparisons on at least a portion of the plurality of records to generate a feature signature for each pairwise comparison, wherein the feature signature indicates common features between the pair of records being compared; and
generate output data, based on the pairwise comparisons, comprising a list of unique feature signatures and comprising corresponding record pairs sampled according to a predetermined sample size for each unique feature signature
wherein the plurality of instructions further cause the processor to obtain user data for determining a precision value or recall value of a classifier, the classifier being configured to classify the feature signatures.

US Pat. No. 10,509,782

MACHINE LEARNING BASED ENRICHMENT OF DATABASE OBJECTS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A system, comprising:at least one data processor; and
at least one memory storing instructions which, when executed by the at least one data processor, cause operations comprising:
determining, by a trained machine learning model, that a first object at a database is same and/or similar to a second object at the database, the first object and the second object comprising a schema of the database, and the second object being subordinate to the first object; and
in response to the determination that the first object is same and/or similar to the second object, adding, to the first object, one or more attributes associated with the second object.

US Pat. No. 10,509,750

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MULTI-FUNCTION PINS IN MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER STACK

AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTER...

1. A system, comprising:a management controller, comprising a plurality of pins, a processor and a non-volatile memory storing computer executable code, wherein the management controller is configured to provide a plurality of functionalities, and each of the functionalities is related to at least one of the pins;
wherein the computer executable code, when executed at the processor, is configured to:
receive an instruction to select one of the plurality of functionalities;
determine the at least one pin related to the selected one of the functionalities based on the instruction; and
for each of the at least one pin related to the selected one of the functionalities, set a value of a corresponding register to indicate a functional status of the pin, such that each of the at least one pin is configured to provide the selected one of the functionalities based on the value of the corresponding register;
wherein each of the pins is a general-purpose input/output (GPIO) pin, and the functionalities comprise a GPIO functionality and at least one non-GPIO functionality; and
wherein the functionalities are configured using a project (PRJ) file that includes a text box defining a first group of pins used as GPIO and a second group of pins used as non-GPIO.

US Pat. No. 10,509,701

PERFORMING DATA BACKUPS USING SNAPSHOTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for backing up data managed at a computing device, the method comprising, in response to a request to carry out a backup of the data:generating a current snapshot of the data by:
generating a unique identifier for the current snapshot,
inserting the unique identifier into an object map that stores unique identifiers for snapshots, and
generating an extent delta tree for the current snapshot, wherein the extent delta tree is associated with the unique identifier, and the extent delta tree stores information about block-level changes that occur to the data subsequent to generating the current snapshot;
identifying block data of at least one data block to be reflected in the backup of the data, wherein the at least one data block is tagged with an identifier of a file node to which the at least one data block corresponds; and
providing information to a storage system to cause the block data to be reflected in the backup of the data.

US Pat. No. 10,509,700

STORAGE SYSTEM AND STORAGE MANAGEMENT METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A storage system comprising:a plurality of RAID groups constructed by plurality of storage devices; and
a storage controller configured to control the RAID groups, wherein
the storage controller has policy management information in which any one of a plurality of different kinds of failure recovery processing is associated with each of the RAID groups, and
when an error for a command issued to one of the RAID groups is detected, the storage controller specifies, on the basis of the policy management information, failure recovery processing associated with the RAID group to which the command is issued, and executes the specified failure recovery processing,
wherein, in each RAID group, an operation policy for the RAID group is set, and
wherein in the policy management information, failure recovery processing adapted to an operation policy set for the RAID group among the plurality of different kinds of failure recovery processing is associated with each RAID group.

US Pat. No. 10,509,697

DATA STORAGE DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

Silicon Motion, Inc., Jh...

1. A data storage device, comprising:a random access memory (RAM);
a flash memory, comprising a plurality of blocks, wherein each of the blocks comprises a plurality of pages; and
a controller, arranging the pages of the blocks to be a plurality of super pages, wherein the super pages are divided into a plurality of first pages and a plurality of second pages, the controller writes a super page data to one of the first pages, generates a parity code based on the super page data and stores the parity code in the RAM, writes another super page data to one of the second pages but does not generate another parity code based on the another super page data.

US Pat. No. 10,509,685

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUMS FOR WORKLOAD CLUSTERING

VCE IP Holding Company, L...

6. A system comprising:at least one physical computer; and
a cluster manager implemented using the at least one physical computer for performing workload operations comprising:
identifying at least one workload cluster using a machine-learning algorithm, wherein the machine-learning algorithm uses characteristics of a plurality of workloads for identifying the at least one workload cluster, wherein each of the plurality of workloads includes a virtual machine (VM), wherein the characteristics of a plurality of workloads used by the machine-learning algorithm for identifying the at least one workload cluster include one or more operating system (OS) types associated with the VMs of the plurality of workloads, wherein the machine-learning algorithm uses a k-means clustering algorithm to identify a first workload cluster including VMs using at least some similar resources and executing a first OS and a second workload cluster including VMs using at least some similar resources and executing a second OS, wherein the k-means clustering algorithm analyzes the workloads by representing the workloads in Euclidean space, wherein a first Euclidean space coordinate associated with a first workload is based on a number of processing cores utilized by the first workload, a second Euclidean space coordinate associated with the first workload is based on an amount of random access memory utilized by the first workload, and a third Euclidean space coordinate associated with the first workload is based on an OS type associated with the first workload;
providing a customized user interface that includes relevant workload operations based on the at least one workload cluster; and
managing workloads of the at least one workload cluster, wherein managing the workloads of the at least one workload cluster includes initiating an action that is to be performed with regard to each workload in the at least one workload cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,509,676

TECHNIQUES FOR OPTIMIZING ENTROPY COMPUTATIONS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of data processing comprising:receiving a data chunk partitioned into N data items;
performing first processing that computes an entropy value for the data chunk, wherein the first processing includes:
determining a plurality of counters for data items occurring in the data chunk, wherein a first portion of data items allowable in the data chunk are mapped to the plurality of counters, wherein each of the plurality of counters is associated with a particular data item of the first portion of data items allowable and denotes a current frequency of the particular data item in the data chunk; and
performing second processing using the plurality of counters to determine an entropy value for the data chunk, wherein said second processing includes selecting a precomputed binary logarithmic value from a table for each of the plurality of counters; and
determining, in accordance with the entropy value for the data chunk, whether the data chunk is compressible; and
responsive to determining the data chunk is compressible based on the entropy value for the chunk, compressing the data chunk, wherein a range is defined from a minimum value of zero and a maximum value of N, wherein N denotes a number of data items in the data chunk, and wherein the table includes precomputed binary logarithmic values for each value in the range.

US Pat. No. 10,509,668

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISIONING A VIRTUAL RESOURCE IN A MIXED-USE SERVER

CloudJumper Corporation, ...

1. A method for provisioning a virtualized resource in a mixed-use virtualization environment, the method comprising:directing, by a provisioning machine, a hypervisor executing on a server, to provision a virtual machine on the server;
directing, by the provisioning machine, a directory service management component executing on a directory server to generate a first organizational unit within a multi-tenant directory service associated with a first entity and separated from a second organizational unity in the multi-tenant directory service by a firewall;
associating, by the provisioning machine, the virtual machine with the first organizational unit;
directing, by the provisioning machine, the directory service management component to establish a firewall policy preventing a user authorized to access the second organizational unit in the multi-tenant directory service from accessing the first organizational unit, the second organizational unit associated with a second entity, wherein establishing the firewall policy further comprises:
modifying, by the directory service management component, a policy object defining at least one attribute of the first organizational unity to include the firewall policy;
receiving, by the provisioning machine, from a management component, a request to provision a virtualized resource for at least one user within an organization, the request received after the provisioning of the virtual machine and generation of the first organizational unit; and
establishing, by the server, a connection between a client machine of the at least one user and the at least one virtual machine providing the at least one virtual resource.

US Pat. No. 10,509,663

AUTOMATIC DOMAIN JOIN FOR VIRTUAL MACHINE INSTANCES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, at a computing resource service provider separate from a requesting device, a request from a user associated with the requesting device to launch a virtual machine instance to be joined to a directory, the directory including a directory domain controller;
processing, by the computing resource service provider, the request to determine configuration information associated with the directory;
storing, by the computing resource service provider, the configuration information;
obtaining, at the computing resource service provider, a temporary set of credentials generated by launching the virtual machine instance;
authenticating, by the directory domain controller, that the user is authorized to join the directory based on the temporary set of credentials;
transmitting, by the computing resource service provider, a command to the directory domain controller to create a computer account corresponding to the directory; and
causing, by the directory domain controller, the virtual machine instance to join the directory based at least in part on the configuration information and authentication of the temporary set of credentials generated by the virtual machine instances.

US Pat. No. 10,509,605

GENERATION OF IMAGES

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of manufacturing a plurality of packages, comprising:identifying, by a processor, a package template comprising at least one individualized image area;
receiving, by the processor, a selection of at least one image seed to be used in the at least one individualized image area;
identifying, by the processor, a plurality of ranges of image attribute modifications to be applied on the selected at least one image seed, wherein each of the plurality of ranges of image attribute modifications is mapped to a respective index key; and
for each package of the plurality of packages:
selecting, by the processor, an index key unique to the package, wherein the index key identifies a range of image attribute modifications to be applied to the selected at least one seed image;
determining, by the processor, the range of image attribute modifications to be applied on the selected at least one seed image identified in the selected index key;
applying, by the processor, said determined range of image attribute modifications to said at least one image seed to generate at least one respective image; and
applying, by the processor, the generated at least one respective image to the at least one individualized image area of the package to manufacture the package.

US Pat. No. 10,509,541

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING GEOGRAPHICAL MAPS FOR INITIATING DISCOVERY OF A COMPUTER NETWORK

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system for generating a geographical map usable for initiating discovery of network subnets within a computer network, the system comprising:a memory; and
a processor,
wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to:
receive a hierarchy of geo-location identifiers corresponding to levels indicating degrees of geographical abstraction;
receive a listing of network subnets having associated geo-location identifiers included in the hierarchy of geo-location identifiers;
map geo-location identifiers from the listing to corresponding levels according to the hierarchy of geo-location identifiers;
generate a graphical user interface including a geographical map that comprises user interface elements associated with geo-location identifiers corresponding to a first level of the hierarchy of geo-location identifiers;
receive a selection of a user interface element of the user interface elements of the geographical map, wherein the user interface element corresponds to a selected geo-location identifier;
determine a set of network subnets associated with the selected geo-location identifier and at least one agent software instance configured to perform discovery against the set of network subnets; and
initiate discovery of the set of network subnets associated with the selected geo-location identifier that corresponds to the selected user interface element, based on the selection of the user interface element of the geographical map, using the at least one agent software instance.

US Pat. No. 10,509,491

POSITION INDICATOR

WACOM CO., LTD., Saitama...

1. A position indicator, comprising:a first transmitter;
a second transmitter that is different from the first transmitter;
an inputting circuit which, in operation, accepts an input;
a signal generation circuit which, in operation, generates a position detecting signal that is transmitted by the first transmitter;
an information generation circuit which, in operation, generates additional information; and
a controller which, in operation, controls, based on the input accepted by the inputting circuit, transmission of the additional information generated by the information generation circuit from the first transmitter or the second transmitter,
wherein
a signal transmitted from a position detection system and received by the inputting circuit indicates a configuration type of the position indicator; and
the position indicator further includes a memory which, in operation, stores information regarding the configuration type to enable the controller to control signals to be transmitted to the position detection system using at least one of the first transmitter and the second transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,509,472

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENDSTOP DIMINISHMENT SOLUTIONS IN HAPTICALLY-ENABLED CONTROLLER DEVICES

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A haptically-enabled controller device comprising:a controller body;
a user input element attached to the controller body and having a range of motion relative to the controller body that extends from a first position to an end stop position;
a motor located within the controller body and configured to output a force or torque;
a transmission component connected to the motor and to the user input element,
wherein the transmission component is configured to transfer the force or torque from the motor to the user input element with a first multiplication factor when the user input element is at the first position, and to transfer the force or torque from the motor to the user input element with a second multiplication factor when the user input element is at the end stop position, wherein the second multiplication factor is higher than the first multiplication factor.

US Pat. No. 10,509,468

PROVIDING FINGERTIP TACTILE FEEDBACK FROM VIRTUAL OBJECTS

TACTAI, INC., Waltham, W...

1. A wearable haptic thimble for use with a virtual reality system, comprising:a housing having a slot;
an attachment mechanism for engaging a finger of a user and the slot in the housing,
wherein the attachment mechanism is sized to rest on the finger of the user and is sized to substantially surround a portion of the finger of the user,
wherein the attachment mechanism includes a tab sized to engage the slot in the housing;
at least one contact pad within the housing, the at least one contact pad configured to move relative to the finger of the user to provide a tactile representation of virtual reality in the virtual reality system;
wherein the attachment mechanism includes a sleeve coupled with the tab, wherein the sleeve includes: at least one opening permitting access to the tip of the finger; and at least one retaining member for maintaining a position of the portion of the finger within the sleeve relative to the tab, wherein the opening allows the contact pad to contact the tip of the finger to provide the tactile representation;
a sensor coupled with the housing, the sensor for sensing at least one of a position or an orientation of the wearable haptic thimble; and
at least one computing device coupled with the sensor and the at least one contact pad,
wherein the at least one computing device instructs the at least one contact pad to move relative to the finger of the user and relative to the housing in response to the at least one of the position or the orientation of the wearable haptic thimble indicating the finger of the user is contacting a virtual object in virtual reality.

US Pat. No. 10,509,436

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A display area, wherein the display area includes four sides and four corners, and all of the four corners are not right angles; anda border area, surrounding the display area, wherein four fold lines respectively parallel to the four sides are arranged in the border area, the four fold lines enclose a fold frame, the fold frame divides the border area into a first border area and a second border area, the second border area includes four borders and a turning portion connecting every two of the four borders, and the turning portions makes the four borders be independently folded along the fold frame,
wherein the four corners include round corners, elliptical corners, or chamfered corners, and
wherein the turning portion includes a first edge and a second edge connecting to the first edge, and the first edge and the second edge are curve edges.

US Pat. No. 10,509,433

RANDOM CLOCK GENERATION

Thales Dis France SA, Me...

1. A random clock generator which comprising:a clock signal input that receives a master clock signal composed of a series of regular and regularly spaced pulses,
a clock signal reduction circuit that receives the master clock signal and an integer N, and which provides an output signal corresponding to a train of N pulses every M clock pulses, where M is an integer greater than 1 and N is an integer greater than 1 and less than or equal to M,
a number generator, which provides a new number N to the clock signal reduction circuit, every P pulses of a master clock signal, with N and/or P produced randomly.

US Pat. No. 10,509,329

BREAKDOWN ANALYSIS OF GEOMETRY INDUCED OVERLAY AND UTILIZATION OF BREAKDOWN ANALYSIS FOR IMPROVED OVERLAY CONTROL

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining a first set of a plurality of in-plane distortions or measured overlay for a plurality of wafers, the plurality of wafers including wafers from multiple lots;
obtaining a second set of the plurality of in-plane distortions or measured overlay for the plurality of wafers;
decomposing the first set of the plurality of in-plane distortions or measured overlay obtained for the plurality of wafers to a first set of decomposed components utilizing a processor, the first set of decomposed components including: at least one of a common process signature, lot-to-lot variations, or wafer-to-wafer variations;
decomposing the second set of the plurality of in-plane distortions or measured overlay to a second set of decomposed components utilizing the processor;
determining a correction effectiveness factor of an overlay correction process based on a comparison between the first set of decomposed components and the second set of decomposed components; and
generating one or more control signals based on at least the correction effectiveness factor, wherein the one or more control signals are configured to cause adjustment in one or more semiconductor fabrication process tools,
wherein the correction effectiveness factor corresponds to a number of the plurality in-plane distortions or measured overlay reduced via an application of the overlay correction process.

US Pat. No. 10,509,301

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR USABILITY TESTING

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

1. A coupler for coupling a camera and handheld device, the coupler comprising:a handheld device mount configured to releasably couple to a handheld device, the handheld device mount including a cavity and having a base and opposing first and second sides;
first and second sidewalls extending from the base at respective ones of the first and second sides, wherein, when coupled to the handheld device, an entirety of the base and an entirety of the first and second sidewalls extend only along respective base and sidewalls of only a first end of the handheld device;
a mast having a first and second end, the first end coupled to and extending from a third side of the cavity; and
a camera mount at the second end of the mast and configured to receive a camera.

US Pat. No. 10,509,278

CHIP ON FILM (COF) SINGLE-LAYER FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) HAVING THE SAME

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

3. A LCD device, at least comprising:a frame structure, a backlight module arranged within the frame structure, and a LCD panel configured on the backlight module, wherein the LCD panel at least comprises an array substrate, a color film substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a COF flexible printed circuit board connected to the array substrate;
the COF flexible printed circuit board comprises:
a flexible packaging substrate comprising a bonding area, wherein the bonding area of the flexible packaging substrate bonds with a bonding area of an array substrate;
a controlling chip being packaged on the flexible packaging substrate, wherein the controlling chip electrically connects to the bonding area of the flexible packaging substrate;
wherein the flexible packaging substrate is a single-layer flexible printed circuit board, and the controlling chip and the bonding area of the flexible packaging substrate are arranged on the same side of the flexible packaging substrate, a portion of the flexible packaging substrate is bent at least two times, wherein within the LCD panel, the array substrate is disposed below the color film substrate, and the bonding area of the array substrate is configured on a top surface of the array substrate;
the flexible packaging substrate comprises at least two straight sections, at least two bending sections, and one folding section, wherein a number of the straight section is equal to a number of the bending section;
the bending section and the straight section are spaced apart from each other in sequence, an end portion of a first straight section of the straight sections faces away from a display area of a LCD, and the folding section is disposed on one side of a last bending section away from a last straight section, such that the controlling chip faces away the array substrate so that heat generated by the controlling chip does not reduce optical performance of the backlight module.

US Pat. No. 10,509,199

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC MICROSCOPIC FOCUS

Nanotronics Imaging, Inc....

1. A system for automatically focusing a microscope, comprising:a first camera, configured for focusing, positioned on an image forming conjugate plane;
a second camera, configured for focusing, positioned at an offset distance from the image forming conjugate plane; and
a hardware processor coupled to the first camera and the second camera that is configured to:
determine, using the first camera, when a specimen is in focus based on a sharpness value;
determine, using the second camera, a sharpness setpoint for the specimen when the specimen is determined to be in focus for the first camera;
after movement of the specimen, determine, using the second camera, a first sharpness value of the specimen;
determine whether the first sharpness value of the specimen is higher or lower than the sharpness setpoint; and
adjust the microscope so that a second sharpness value of the specimen determined using the second camera corresponds to the sharpness setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,509,198

LEVER SYSTEM FOR DRIVING MIRRORS OF A LIDAR TRANSMITTER

DiDi Research America, LL...

1. A device for beam steering in a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system of an autonomous vehicle, the device comprising:a mirror comprising:
a reflective surface; and
a supporting beam, wherein the supporting beam is configured to rotate the reflective surface by force being applied to the supporting beam;
a combdrive actuator, wherein:
the combdrive actuator is configured to apply a torque to the supporting beam; and
the supporting beam is mechanically between the combdrive actuator and the reflective surface;
a lever mechanically coupling the combdrive actuator with the supporting beam, wherein the lever is configured to apply a force to the supporting beam;
a hinge coupling the lever with the supporting beam, wherein the hinge is configured to allow for articulated movement between the lever and the supporting beam; and
an actuator with a spring configured to harmonically oscillate the mirror about a first axis, wherein the supporting beam is configured to rotate the reflective surface about a second axis, and wherein the first axis is not parallel to the second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,509,149

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An organic light emitting diode device, comprising:an organic light emitting display panel; and
a circular polarizing plate disposed on the organic light emitting display panel and comprising a polarizer and a compensation film,
wherein a retardation of the compensation film in a first direction is determined based on a retardation of the organic light emitting display panel in the first direction, and
wherein the retardation of the compensation film in the first direction is different from a retardation of the compensation film in the first direction set to allow at least one of reflectance and a reflection color of the circular polarizing plate in a side direction, which is measured while a reflector is disposed under the circular polarizing plate, to be minimum,
wherein
the retardation of the compensation film in the first direction satisfies the following relationship inequation:
|Rc1?Rp|×0.6?Rc2?|Rc1?Rp|×1.4,
wherein
Rc2 denotes the retardation of the compensation film in the first direction,
Rc1 denotes a retardation of the compensation film in the first direction set to allow at least one of reflectance and a reflection color of the circular polarizing plate in a side direction, which is measured while a reflector is disposed under the circular polarizing plate, to be minimum, and
Rp denotes the retardation of the organic light emitting display panel in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,509,127

CONTROLLING VEHICLE SENSORS BASED ON ROAD CONFIGURATION

Luminar Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for controlling a first sensor configured to sense an environment through which a vehicle is moving, the method comprising:receiving sensor data generated by one or more sensors of the vehicle as the vehicle moves through the environment;
identifying, by one or more processors and based on at least a portion of the received sensor data, one or more road portions along which the vehicle is expected to travel;
determining, by one or more processors, a configuration of the identified road portions, at least in part by determining a slope of at least one of the identified road portions;
determining, by one or more processors analyzing at least the determined configuration, an elevation angle of a center of a field of regard of the first sensor that satisfies one or more visibility criteria;
causing the first sensor to be adjusted in accordance with the determined elevation angle;
determining, by one or more processors, that, at the determined elevation angle, a sensing distance of the first sensor is less than a threshold distance; and
in response to determining that the sensing distance is less than the threshold distance, causing, by one or more processors, a speed of the vehicle to decrease.

US Pat. No. 10,509,123

NONLINEAR INTERMODULATION DISTANCE DETERMINATION SYSTEM

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A distance determination system comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a pair of pulses formed by a first pulse at a first frequency and a second pulse at a second frequency, wherein the pair of pulses has a corresponding pre-determined distance measuring a separation between the transmitter and a location removed from the transmitter;
a receiver configured to receive audio signals; and
a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to:
detect whether an intermodulation product of the first pulse and the second pulse is present and above a threshold amplitude in an audio signal received by the receiver; and
determine, based at least in part on whether the intermodulation product of the first pulse and the second pulse is detected to be present and above a threshold amplitude, whether a distance to a surface removed from the transmitter is greater than the distance corresponding to the pair of pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,509,119

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIRTUAL APERATURE RADAR TRACKING

Oculii Corp., Beavercree...

1. A system for virtual aperture array radar tracking comprises:a transmitter that transmits first and second probe signals, the first probe signal having a first phase function and the second probe signal having a second phase function;
a receiver array, comprising a first plurality of radar elements positioned along a first radar axis, that receives a first reflected probe signal in response to reflection of the first probe signal by a tracking target and a second reflected probe signal at the radar array in response to reflection of the second probe signal by the tracking target; wherein the tracking target and radar array are connected by a target vector; and
a signal processor that calculates a target range from at least one of the first and second reflected probe signals, corresponds signal instances of the first reflected probe signal to physical receiver elements of the radar array, corresponds signal instances of the second reflected probe signal to virtual elements of the radar array, calculates a first target angle between a first reference vector and a first projected target vector from the first reflected probe signal, and calculates a position of the tracking target relative to the radar array from the target range and first target angle; wherein the virtual elements of the receiver array are described in terms of the physical elements of the receiver array by an element translation function; wherein the first projected target vector is the target vector projected into a first reference plane, the first reference plane containing both of the first radar axis and the first reference vector; wherein the signal processor calculates the first target angle by performing beamforming from the signal instances of the first and second reflected probe signals.

US Pat. No. 10,509,116

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING LOCATION USING PHASE DIFFERENCE OF ARRIVAL

DecaWave, Ltd., (IE)

1. In an ultra-wideband (UWB) system comprising a UWB transmitter adapted to transmit a signal, and a UWB receiver having first and second antennae separated by a first distance, d, a method comprising the steps of:1.1 using the first antenna to receive the transmitted signal;
1.2 using the second antenna to receive the transmitted signal; and
1.3 using the receiver to:
1.3.1 develop a range, r, between the transmitter and a selected one the first and second antennas;
1.3.2 develop a first phase value as a function of the complex baseband impulse response of the transmitted signal received by the first antenna;
1.3.3 develop a second phase value as a function of the complex baseband impulse response of the transmitted signal received by the second antenna;
1.3.4 develop a path difference value, p, as a function of the first and second phase values; and
1.3.5 develop an (x,y) location of the transmitter relative to the receiver as a function of d, r and p.

US Pat. No. 10,509,112

LASER SYSTEM FOR LIDAR

HESAI PHOTONICS TECHNOLOG...

1. A laser system comprising:a seed laser configured to produce a sequence of seed light pulses, wherein the sequence of seed light pulses are produced with variable time intervals in a sweep cycle;
a pump laser configured to produce pump light having variable amplitude in the sweep cycle;
a fiber amplifier coupled to the seed laser and the pump laser; and
a control unit configured to generate a command to the pump laser to synchronize the pump light with the sequence of seed light pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,509,106

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A RADAR SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A radar system, comprising:a main channel;
a reference channel formed symmetrically in relation to the main channel;
a first oscillator configured to generate a first input signal, which is fed into an antenna in the main channel, a reflected portion of the first input signal being fed to a first mixer in the main channel;
a second directional coupler in the reference channel, the second directional coupler being coupled to the first oscillator and being configured to feed the first input signal from the first oscillator to a second mixer in the reference channel;
a second oscillator coupled to the first mixer and the second mixer, the second oscillator configured to generate a second input signal having a frequency which differs from the first input signal in a defined manner, and being configured to feed the second input signal to the first mixer and the second mixer;
a first analog to digital (A/D) converter coupled to an output of the first mixer and configured to convert an analog signal output by the first mixer to a first digital signal;
a second A/D converter coupled to an output of the second mixer and configured to convert an analog signal output by the second mixer to a second digital signal; and
a digital control unit configured to compare the first digital signal from the first A/D converter with the second digital signal from the second A/D converter, and to automatically determine a calibration coefficient as a function of the comparison to dimension a terminating impedance of the reference channel as a function of the comparison so that the output signals of the main channel and of the reference channel have identical properties, the digital control unit further configured to automatically convert the calibration coefficient to a control signal; and
a digital impedance tuner in the reference channel which receives the control signal from the digital control unit and configured to set the terminating impedance of the reference channel using the control signal from the digital control unit to an impedance corresponding to the calibration coefficient so that the output signal of the main channel and of the reference channel have identical properties.

US Pat. No. 10,509,096

LOCATION ERROR RADIUS DETERMINATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computer implemented method of determining an error radius for a calculated position of a mobile computing device, comprising:creating, by the mobile computing device, a data structure including multiple levels of scaled geographic areas, different levels of the scaled geographic areas having different size scales, the data structure further including a plurality of first fields identifying a plurality of scaled geographic areas based on a global projection reference system, and a plurality of second fields identifying, for each of the first fields, a position error radius, each position error radius calculated to be a maximum error radius for at least a threshold percentage of inferred positions in an associated scaled geographic area;
determining, by the mobile computing device, a scaled geographic area from the data structure, the scaled geographic area associated with the calculated position of the mobile computing device;
returning, by the mobile computing device, a corresponding error radius from the data structure, the corresponding error radius mapped to the scaled geographic area associated with the calculated position of the mobile computing device; and
utilizing, by a location-aware application on the mobile computing device, the corresponding error radius to provide information to a user of the mobile computing device;
wherein creating the data structure comprises:
gathering position survey information for a location venue for which limited global positioning system (GPS) data is available, the position survey information comprising beacon fingerprints of wireless beacons detected by an antenna of the mobile computing device at the location venue and known actual positions associated with the beacon fingerprints;
partitioning the position survey information into first and second data sets;
determining, for the multiple levels of the scaled geographic areas, first errors between a plurality of first inferred positions determined based on beacon fingerprints in the first data set and the known actual positions associated with said beacon fingerprints;
determining, for the multiple levels of the scaled geographic areas, second errors between a plurality of second inferred positions determined based on beacon fingerprints in the second data set and the known actual positions associated with said beacon fingerprints;
determining, for the multiple levels of the scaled geographic areas, a correlation between the first errors and the second errors;
selecting the scaled geographic areas for which the first errors and the second errors satisfy a correlation threshold; and
including the selected scaled geographic areas and the position error radii in associated fields of the data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,509,079

INVERTER TEST APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. An inverter test apparatus configured to test a first single-phase inverter, the inverter test apparatus comprising:a DC power supply configured to supply a DC power to the first single-phase inverter;
a second single-phase inverter which is connected to a DC side of the first single-phase inverter;
an inductor which is connected between an AC side of the first single-phase inverter and an AC side of the second single-phase inverter;
a first controller configured to control an AC voltage of the first single-phase inverter to be at a constant amplitude and a constant frequency;
a current detector configured to detect a current which flows through the inductor;
a phase command value computation module configured to compute a phase command value of the second single-phase inverter so as to follow the current detected by the current detector to a current amplitude command value; and
a second controller configured to control a phase of the second single-phase inverter, based on the phase command value computed by the phase command value computation module,
wherein the phase command value computation module computes a root-mean-square value from the current detected by the current detector, computes a conducting current amplitude from the root-mean-square value, subtracts the conducting current amplitude from the current amplitude command value, performs a proportional-plus-integral control such that a result of subtraction becomes zero, and computes the phase command value from a result of the proportional-plus-integral control.

US Pat. No. 10,508,994

IMAGE INSPECTION APPARATUS AND IMAGE INSPECTION METHOD

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image inspection apparatus for performing a visual inspection of an inspection target object, the image inspection apparatus comprising:an illuminating section for irradiating illumination light on the inspection target object;
a line camera in which a plurality of imaging elements are arrayed to be linearly arranged, the line camera receiving the light irradiated from the illuminating section and reflected on the inspection target object;
an image-for-optical-axis-adjustment generating section configured to repeatedly capture, with the line camera, images of an inspection target object for an optical axis adjustment in a standstill state to generate an image for the optical axis adjustment having periodicity in a line direction of the line camera;
a display section for displaying an optical axis adjusting section for adjusting an optical axis of the line camera in a state in which the image for the optical axis adjustment generated by the image-for-optical-axis-adjustment generating section is displayed;
a trigger setting section for specifying a trigger that specifies timing when the inspection target object is imaged by the line camera;
an aspect ratio adjusting section for adjusting longitudinal and lateral pixel resolutions of the image captured by the line camera, wherein the aspect ratio adjusting section includes an image-for-pixel-resolution-calculation generating section for, after the optical axis adjustment of the line camera is performed on the basis of the image for the optical axis adjustment displayed on the display section, repeatedly capturing images with the line camera while moving, in one direction, a pattern for pixel resolution calculation having a known dimension to generate an image for a pixel resolution calculation, a pixel resolution calculation parameter setting section configured to set, as a pixel resolution calculation parameter, a ratio of the dimension measured by the measuring section and the actual dimension input to the dimension input section, and an interval adjusting section for adjusting an imaging interval of the line camera specified by the trigger setting section according to the pixel resolution calculation parameter set by the pixel resolution calculation parameter setting section; and
an image-for-inspection generating section for repeating the imaging at the imaging interval adjusted by the interval adjusting section to generate an image for inspection.

US Pat. No. 10,508,962

PRINTABLE HIGH PRESSURE IRREVERSIBLE INDICATING MATERIAL

Volk Enterprises, Inc., ...

1. A pressure indicator comprising a printed or coated film with micron sized particles disbursed in a transparent binder, wherein the particles will change from white to transparent when exposed to high pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,929

MONITORING DEVICE MESH NETWORK SYSTEMS AND METHOD

Konica Minolta Business S...

1. A field node in a mesh network for monitoring a business machine, the field node comprising:a processor;
memory operatively coupled with the processor;
a first monitoring unit operatively coupled with the processor and configured to monitor the business machine to generate a first set of monitoring data;
a receiving unit, operatively coupled with the processor and communicatively coupled with the first monitoring unit, and configured to receive a second set of monitoring data from at least one additional field node different from the field node;
a routing unit, operatively coupled with the processor and communicatively coupled with the first monitoring unit and the receiving unit, and configured to:
maintain a routing table for transmission of the first set of monitoring data within the mesh network, wherein the routing table contains at least one routing table entry;
identify, based at least in part on the at least one routing table entry, a destination field node within the mesh network for transmission of the generated first set of monitoring data and the received second set of monitoring data; and
obtain location identification information corresponding to the business machine and the destination field node; and
a first transmitting unit, operatively coupled with the processor and communicatively coupled with the routing unit, and configured to:
transmit the generated first set of monitoring data and the received second set of monitoring data to the destination field node, wherein the first transmitting unit is operable to modulate the generated first set of monitoring data and the received second set of monitoring data prior to transmitting the generated first set of monitoring data and the received second set of monitoring data to the destination field node, and
transmit the location identification information to a computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,925

PICKUP LOCATION SELECTION AND AUGMENTED REALITY NAVIGATION

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

15. A computer system comprising:one or more computer processors for executing computer program instructions; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions executable by the one or more computer processors to perform steps comprising:
receiving at a network system including one or more processors, from a computing device associated with a rider, a set of service data, the set of service data including an origin location and a request for a driver to transport the rider from the origin location;
identifying, using historical service data and location characteristics associated with the origin location, a plurality of candidate pickup locations within a threshold distance of a current location of the computing device;
sending at least two of the candidate pickup locations to the computing device;
receiving, from the computing device, a selection of a candidate pickup location from the at least two candidate pickup locations;
generating navigation instructions from the current location to the selected pickup location;
instructing the computing device to display a live video feed, the video feed being captured by a camera on the computing device; and
instructing an augmented reality application on the computing device to visually augment the video feed with augmented reality elements based on the navigation instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,508,909

LINE DISPLACEMENT EVALUATION METHOD, LINE DISPLACEMENT EVALUATION DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A line displacement evaluation method of evaluating line displacement occurring in a press-formed article in press forming of forming a character line, the method comprising:acquiring a cross section profile of the press-formed article measured so as to traverse the character line formed in the press-formed article;
calculating a 4th order differential coefficient of the acquired cross section profile; and
evaluating the line displacement, on the basis of the calculated 4th order differential coefficient of the cross section profile,
wherein in the evaluating, a peak value H of the 4th order differential coefficient of the cross section profile on a side area of the character line where the line displacement occurs, and a displacement width L between a position where the peak value H appears and a position of an R stop of a design character line on the side area where the line displacement occurs are determined, and the line displacement is evaluated using the peak value H and the displacement width L, and
wherein in the evaluating a first line displacement evaluation parameter S is calculated from the following Formula (1), and the line displacement is evaluated using the calculated first line displacement evaluation parameter S,
S=L×|H|n  (1)
here, n is a weighting index that is determined in advance.

US Pat. No. 10,508,902

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A three-dimensional measurement device comprising:a shape data generation unit configured to measure respective three-dimensional positions of a plurality of measurement points in a three-dimensional space, and to generate a point cloud representing a measurement three-dimensional shape of a measurement target object from the respective three-dimensional positions;
a display configured to display a measurement three-dimensional shape image of the measurement target object based on the point cloud representing the measurement three-dimensional shape of the measurement target object, and to display a model three-dimensional shape image corresponding to a model three-dimensional shape data representing a model object;
a dimension calculator configured to receive, as a dimension measurement, a dimension type and a position on the model three-dimensional shape image displayed by the display, and to determine a dimension value of the model object based on the dimension type and a measuring position in accordance with the position on the model three-dimensional shape image;
a memory configured to store, as a template, the model three-dimensional shape data and an operation procedure of the dimension measurement performed by the dimension calculator;
a selector configured to receive a position on the model three-dimensional shape image of the model object displayed by the display, to receive a position on the measurement three-dimensional shape image of the measurement target object displayed by the display, and to select, based on the position on the measurement three-dimensional shape image, a subset of the point cloud;
an extractor configured to determine a first geometric element corresponding to the position on the model three-dimensional shape of the model object received by the selector, and a second geometric element fitting the subset of the point cloud selected by the selector; and
a positional calculator configured to determine a relative positional relationship between the model three-dimensional shape data and the point cloud representing the measurement three-dimensional shape of the measurement target object based on the first geometric element and the second geometric element,
wherein the extractor is further configured to determine a geometric element on a measurement three-dimensional shape based on the relative positional relationship and the template, and
wherein the dimension calculator is further configured to determine, as the dimension measurement, a dimension type and a measuring position of the measurement target object based on the relative positional relationship and the template, and determine a dimension value of the measurement target object based on the dimension type and the measuring position of the measurement target object.

US Pat. No. 10,508,879

DEVICE FOR DAMPENING RESIDUAL EFFECTS FROM A FIREARM SUPPRESSOR

DBDROP Inc., Fort Myers,...

1. A method of dampening residual effects of a firearm discharge from a firearm suppressor, comprising:enclosing within a shield a majority of the firearm suppressor when the firearm suppressor is attached to a portion of a firearm barrel, wherein the shield further includes:
an interior receiving space for receiving at least a portion of the firearm suppressor;
an outer surface having a fixed shape;
a tapered structure having a proximal inner diameter that is greater than a distal inner diameter, wherein the proximal inner diameter is greater than a diameter of a muzzle end of the firearm suppressor and the distal inner diameter is less than the diameter of the muzzle end of the firearm suppressor; and
a projectile aperture;
axially aligning the shield with the firearm suppressor by forcing the firearm suppressor into contact with the tapered structure;
whereby at least some of the residual effects of a firearm discharge are dispersed throughout the shield.

US Pat. No. 10,508,817

OVEN APPLIANCE WITH DUAL OPENING AND CLOSING DOORS

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. An appliance, comprising:a cabinet defining a chamber, the cabinet also defining an opening;
a first door rotatably mounted proximate the opening of the cabinet;
a second door rotatably mounted proximate the opening of the cabinet, the first and second doors rotatable between an open position and a closed position in order to permit selective access to the chamber of the cabinet through the opening of the cabinet;
a pair of handles, each handle of the pair of handles mounted to a respective one of the first and second doors; and
a linkage assembly coupling the first door and the second door such that the first and second doors rotate between the open position and the closed position simultaneously when one of the first door and the second door is manually moved, the linkage assembly comprising:
a first linkage arm extending between a first end and a second end, the first end of the first linkage arm connected to the first door;
a first gear having a plurality of teeth disposed on an engagement edge of the first gear, the second end of the first linkage arm connected to the first gear, the first gear having an outer edge radially spaced apart from an axis of rotation of the first gear, the engagement edge of the first gear forming only a portion of the outer edge of the first gear, the first gear positioned within the cabinet above the chamber of the cabinet, the first gear having a leg positioned on the outer edge of the first gear, the second end of the first linkage arm connected to the first gear at the leg of the first gear, the leg of the first gear positioned opposite the plurality of teeth of the first gear on the first gear;
a second gear having a plurality of teeth disposed on an engagement edge of the second gear, the plurality of teeth of the second gear meshing with the plurality of teeth of the first gear, the second gear having an outer edge radially spaced apart from an axis of rotation of the second gear, the engagement edge of the first gear forming only a portion of the outer edge of the first gear, the second gear positioned within the cabinet above the chamber of the cabinet; and
a second linkage arm extending between a first end and a second end, the first end of the second linkage arm connected to the second door, the second end of the second linkage arm connected to the second gear.

US Pat. No. 10,508,811

CIRCUMFERENTIAL FUEL SHIFTING AND BIASING IN AN AXIAL STAGED COMBUSTOR FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An injector for a combustor of a gas turbine engine comprising:a swirler of a radial fuel injection system positioned downstream of an axial pilot fuel injection system; and
a fuel nozzle located within the swirler, the fuel nozzle comprising a multiple of fuel injector orifices operable to provide a biased circumferential fuel distribution to fuel enrich a circumferential location with respect to an exit diameter of the swirler, the fuel injector orifices located downstream of the swirler with respect to a combustion chamber, the multiple of fuel injector orifices comprises a first set of fuel injector orifices and a second set of fuel injector orifices in the fuel nozzle, the second set of fuel injector orifices downstream of the first set of fuel injector orifices with respect to the swirler.

US Pat. No. 10,508,793

ARTIFICIAL SKYLIGHT AND METHODS

INNERSCENE, INC., San Fr...

1. An artificial skylight, comprising:at least one light source;
at least one first collimator configured to collimate light from the at least one light source to produce a collimated light beam;
a prism sheet disposed adjacent to the at least one first collimator and configured to reflect and refract the collimated light beam received from the at least one first collimator; and
at least one transmissive material disposed adjacent to the prism sheet, the at least one transmissive material configured to radiate light diffusely;
wherein the prism sheet is configured to:
redirect part of the collimated light beam received from the at least one collimator by way of reflection to create a virtual sun; and
refract part of the collimated light beam received from the at least one collimator towards the at least one transmissive material;
wherein the at least one transmissive material is configured to radiate diffuse refracted light to create a virtual sky; and
wherein, in operation, an output from the artificial skylight comprises a mixture of the collimated light forming the virtual sun and the diffuse refracted light forming the virtual sky.

US Pat. No. 10,508,770

COMPRESSED GAS DISPENSING

Air Products and Chemical...

1. A method for dispensing a gas to a plurality of receiving vessels, the method comprising:transferring a first quantity of the gas from a first storage vessel of a plurality of storage vessels on a first mobile compressed gas storage device to a receiving vessel using a pressure difference between the gas in the first storage vessel and the gas in the receiving vessel to transfer the first quantity of gas;
transferring a second quantity of the gas from a second storage vessel of the plurality of storage vessels on the first mobile compressed gas storage device to the receiving vessel using a pressure difference between the gas in the second storage vessel and the gas in the receiving vessel to transfer the second quantity of gas;
transferring a third quantity of the gas from at least one of the plurality of storage vessels on the first mobile compressed gas storage device to one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels via a compressor;
transferring a fourth quantity of the gas from at least one of the one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels to the receiving vessel using a pressure difference between the gas in the at least one of the one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels and the gas in the receiving vessel to transfer the fourth quantity of gas, wherein the fourth quantity of gas comprises at least a portion of the third quantity of gas;
transporting the first mobile compressed gas storage device to a refilling station after the first mobile compressed gas storage device has been depleted to a selected depletion level;
refilling the first mobile compressed gas storage device at the refilling station;
transferring a fifth quantity of the gas from a first storage vessel of a plurality of storage vessels on a second mobile compressed gas storage device to a second receiving vessel using a pressure difference between the gas in the first storage vessel of the plurality of storage vessels on the second mobile compressed gas storage device and the gas in the second receiving vessel to transfer the fifth quantity of gas;
transferring a sixth quantity of the gas from a second storage vessel of the plurality of storage vessels on the second mobile compressed gas storage device to the second receiving vessel using a pressure difference between the gas in the second storage vessel of the plurality of storage vessels on the second mobile compressed gas storage device and the gas in the second receiving vessel to transfer the sixth quantity of gas;
transferring a seventh quantity of the gas from at least one of the plurality of storage vessels on the second mobile compressed gas storage device to one or more of the fixed storage vessels via a compressor;
transferring an eighth quantity of the gas from the at least one or another of the one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels to the second receiving vessel using a pressure difference between the gas in the at least one or the other of the one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels and the gas in the second receiving vessel to transfer the eighth quantity of gas, wherein the eighth quantity of gas comprises at least a portion of the seventh quantity of gas
transferring a first quantity of a liquid from a liquid storage vessel to the one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels via the compressor or a fluid mover thereby forming a ninth quantity of the gas in the one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels;
transferring a tenth quantity of the gas from one or more of the plurality of storage vessels on the second mobile compressed gas storage device to a third receiving vessel using a respective pressure difference between each of the one or more of the plurality of storage vessels on the second mobile compressed gas storage device and the gas in the third receiving vessel to transfer the tenth quantity of gas; and
subsequent to the transfer of the tenth quantity of gas, transferring an eleventh quantity of gas from at least one of the one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels to the third receiving vessel using a pressure difference between the gas in the at least one of the one or more fixed compressed gas storage vessels and the gas in the third receiving vessel to transfer the eleventh quantity of gas, wherein the eleventh quantity of gas comprises at least a portion of the ninth quantity of gas.

US Pat. No. 10,508,760

STRIP FOR REINFORCEMENT OF A HOSE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

NV BEKAERT SA, Zwevegem ...

1. A reinforcement strip for reinforcement of a hose, said strip consisting of multiple steel wires and a hardened adhesive, said multiple steel wires being arranged in a single layer, parallel side-by-side configuration, wherein said steel wires are held to one another by means of said hardened adhesive, said hardened adhesive being dried or cured out of a waterborne dispersion, wherein said waterborne dispersion is a watery dispersion, emulsion or solution of a mixture comprisingone selected from the group consisting of acrylic polymers and copolymers, and
one selected from the group consisting of elastomeric polymers.

US Pat. No. 10,508,730

METHOD FOR AN OPEN-LOOP AND/OR CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL OF A HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A method for at least one of an open-loop control and a closed-loop control of a hydraulic system of a motor vehicle, the method comprising:providing a main oil pump driven by an internal combustion engine;
providing an additional oil pump driven by an electric motor;
providing a high-pressure branch, wherein the high-pressure branch is at least partially fed by the main oil pump;
providing a low-pressure branch;
feeding one of the high-pressure branch and the low-pressure branch through use of the additional oil pump depending on a switch position of a switching valve, wherein the additional oil pump is used for feeding one of the high-pressure branch and the low-pressure branch depending on a total volume flow demand and a volume flow available from the main oil pump; and
determining a nominal rotation speed of the electric motor based on a volume flow balance, a valve status of the switching valve, and one of a low-pressure pump map and a high-pressure pump map, wherein, depending on the valve status of the switching valve, either the low-pressure pump map or the high-pressure pump map is used for determining the nominal rotation speed of the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 10,508,721

LOAD-ADJUSTABLE CONSTANT-FORCE MECHANISMS

University of South Flori...

1. A compliant, load-adjustable constant-force crank-slider mechanism, comprising:a compliant beam formed of a first link and a second link, wherein the first link extends away from a base,
the first link having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the first link is linearly fixed;
a torsional spring disposed at the first end of the first link, such that the first link is rotatable about the torsional spring,
wherein the torsional spring is biased toward a stable position and upon being unstable, outputs a constant force to return to the stable position;
the second link having a first end and a second end;
a joint disposed between and coupling the second end of the first link and the first end of the second link, wherein the first link and the second link are rotatable with respective to each other about the joint, wherein the joint is positioned along the beam at a predetermined distance away from the base;
a slider disposed at the second end of the second link, wherein the slider traverses along an x-axis during compression and expansion of the torsional spring; and
a stepper motor that rotates the compliant beam about its longitudinal axis, wherein
a rotation of the beam about its longitudinal axis alters the constant force that the torsional spring outputs to return to its stable position,
wherein upon rotation of the beam, the crank-slider mechanism is constrained to its initial axis of bending.

US Pat. No. 10,508,681

DRIVE SHAFT DAMPER

Caraustar Industrial and ...

1. An NVH-reducing drive shaft damper, comprising:a tubular structure defining an inner surface and an outer surface; and
both (i) foam and (ii) a non-foamed retaining member positioned on the outer surface of said tubular structure;
wherein said foam has (i) a density between 1.0 lb/ft3 and 3.0 lbs/ft3, (ii) a tensile strength of at least 10 psi, (iii) a tear strength of at least 1.0 psi, and (iv) a minimum elongation of at least 100 percent.

US Pat. No. 10,508,676

CONNECTION ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING AT LEAST TWO WORKPLACES

1. Connection element for interconnecting at least two workpieces, havinga shaft;
a connection-element head, radially protruding beyond the external side of the shaft, at the one end of the shaft;
a rotary drive configuration on the connection-element head, wherein in a holding portion of the shaft that emanates from the lower side of the connection-element head at least one pair of closed annular protrusions are disposed thereon, of which
at least one annular protrusion is not completely disposed in a plane that runs perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the shaft; and
the spacings between the two annular protrusions of the pair along the circumference are of dissimilar size, or the two annular protrusions of the pair of annular protrusions are disposed so as to be mutually parallel;
wherein
a front end of the shaft is configured as a tapered hole-forming portion, wherein
a maximum external diameter of the hole-forming portion is between 3% and 10% smaller, in particular 5% smaller, than a maximum external diameter of the annular protrusions,
further wherein each closed annular protrusion forms a closed ring.

US Pat. No. 10,508,644

STAY CABLE FOR STRUCTURES

Ultimate Strength Cable, ...

7. A method, comprising:supporting a nacelle including a rotor assembly by a mast, the rotor assembly having blades outwardly extending from the nacelle that define a rotor disk, the blades a distance DTip from the mast and a height HB from earth, and the rotor disk substantially parallel to the mast at rest;
attaching an end of a stay cable to an attachment at an upper region at a height HS along the mast, the stay cable having a plurality of individually tensioned wires bundled in parallel;
anchoring an opposite end of the stay cable that extends uninterrupted from the end to earth;
orienting the stay cable to the mast within a radial distance of the blades from the mast according to a trigonometric relation
andtensioning the stay cable to a stressed condition to support the mast while a wind rotates the blades without a collision with the stay cable.

US Pat. No. 10,508,639

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING AUTOIGNITIONS ON THE BASIS OF MEASURED AND ESTIMATED INTERNAL CYLINDER PRESSURE VALUES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for detecting and responding to autoignition in a spark-ignited internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder which, together with a piston connected to a crankshaft, bounds a combustion chamber, a combustion chamber pressure sensor for measuring the pressure in the combustion chamber, a crankshaft angle sensor which supplies a signal which represents a crankshaft angle, and a control device for performing open-loop and/or closed-loop control of the internal combustion engine, the method comprising:during a compression stroke of the internal combustion engine, acquiring values for the combustion chamber pressure at defined crankshaft angles within an evaluation window,
determining filtered pressure values from the acquired values for the combustion chamber pressure,
determining, for the defined crankshaft angles, theoretical pressure values in the combustion chamber that would occur if no combustion were to take place in the combustion chamber based at least in part on geometric variables of the internal combustion engine including at least one of a cubic capacity and a compression ratio,
determining a value of a filtered pressure gradient between filtered pressure values for two defined crankshaft angles,
determining a value of a theoretical pressure gradient between theoretical pressure values for two defined crankshaft angles,
determining a difference between the value of the filtered pressure gradient and the value of the theoretical pressure gradient,
comparing the determined difference with a predefined threshold value,
identifying an autoignition in the combustion chamber in response to determining that the difference exceeds the predefined threshold value; and
initiating a measure that results in a temperature decrease in the combustion chamber if an autoignition is identified, wherein the measure comprises one or more of the following:
setting a rich air/fuel mixture,
closing a throttle valve of the internal combustion engine,
shutting off a fuel supply, or
opening a wastegate of an exhaust gas turbocharger of the internal combustion engine.

US Pat. No. 10,508,637

IGNITION CONTROL SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An ignition control system applied to an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine including:an ignition plug which generates a spark discharge between a pair of discharge electrodes, the spark discharge ignites a combustible gas mixture in a cylinder of the internal combustion engine;
an ignition coil including a primary coil and a secondary coil, the ignition coil applies a secondary voltage to the ignition plug using the secondary coil;
a switching element which performs conduction and interruption of a primary current passing through the primary coil; and
a measurement detection part which detects a measured value of a primary voltage applied to the primary coil, a secondary current passing through the ignition plug and/or a secondary voltage applied to the ignition plug,
the ignition control system comprising:
a primary current control part that executes a discharge generation control for generating the spark discharge to the spark plug once or a plurality of times during one combustion cycle by causing the interruption of the primary current to the switching device after performing the energization of the primary current to the primary coil; and
a discharge short-circuiting determination part determining whether discharge short-circuiting has occurred or not based on the measured value detected from the measurement detection part, wherein,
when the discharge short-circuiting determination part determines that the discharge short-circuiting has occurred, the primary current control part causes the discharge generation control to be executed again by causing the switching element to conduct the primary current to the primary coil, and thereafter interrupts the primary current, and
the discharge short-circuiting determination part determines that the discharge short-circuiting has occurred during the one combustion cycle on the condition that a first instantaneous fluctuation larger than a predetermined value is detected in the measured value detected by the measurement detection part after conducting and interrupting the primary current to the primary coil by the switching element to generate the spark discharge.

US Pat. No. 10,508,609

CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE USING IMBALANCE DIAGNOSIS AND ABNORMALITY DETERMINATION

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A control device for an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine being a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine including an in-cylinder injection valve configured to inject fuel into a cylinder of the internal combustion engine, the control device comprising:a fuel supply device including a high-pressure fuel pump configured to pressurize fuel from a fuel tank and to supply the fuel to a supply flow passage connected to the in-cylinder injection valve; and
an electronic control unit configured to:
control the high-pressure fuel pump such that fuel pressure in the supply flow passage becomes target fuel pressure,
execute imbalance diagnosis for determining whether or not imbalance of a fuel injection amount between cylinders occurs based on fluctuation of an air-fuel ratio, and
set a value of the fuel pressure to the target fuel pressure such that the imbalance diagnosis is executed based on a first threshold, the first threshold being based on a maximum value of fluctuation of an air-fuel ratio when an abnormality does not occur, wherein the first threshold is less than a first inclination, the first inclination being based on fluctuation of an air-fuel ratio when an abnormality occurs, the value of the fuel pressure being a value of the fuel pressure when the imbalance diagnosis is executed and being smaller than a value of the fuel pressure when the imbalance diagnosis is not executed.

US Pat. No. 10,508,601

AUXILIARY DRIVE BOWED ROTOR PREVENTION SYSTEM FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A bowed rotor prevention system for a gas turbine engine of an aircraft, the bowed rotor prevention system comprising:an engine accessory gearbox;
a gear train comprising an epicyclic gear set coupled to the engine accessory gearbox, wherein the epicyclic gear set is mounted to a manual crank pad of the engine accessory gearbox and a housing of the epicyclic gear set comprises an access port to engage a cranking tool with the manual crank pad while the engine accessory gearbox remains coupled to the epicyclic gear set; and
a bowed rotor prevention motor operable to drive rotation of a starting spool of the gas turbine engine through the gear train at a substantially constant speed upon engine shutdown, the bowed rotor prevention motor operable to be powered by an energy storage source.

US Pat. No. 10,508,576

UREA-FILLING DEVICE FOR DIESEL VEHICLES

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A urea-filling device for a diesel vehicle, the urea-filling device comprising:a urea filler neck having a urea-injection-gun insertion hole formed in an upper portion thereof and connected at a lower portion thereof with a urea injection line and a leveling line; and
a urea-overflow-preventing space formed in the urea filler neck to, for a predetermined time, accommodate urea that flows backwards from a urea tank, and
wherein the urea filler neck includes a urea guide pipe mounted in a urea injection hole to guide urea flowing backwards through the urea injection line from the urea tank to the urea-overflow-preventing space,
wherein the urea guide pipe has a urea guide wing integrally formed on an upper end portion thereof, and
wherein the urea guide wing is bent vertically downwards from the upper end portion of the urea guide pipe and faces toward the urea-overflow-preventing space.

US Pat. No. 10,508,574

INTEGRATED EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY DEVICE

FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. An integrated exhaust heat recovery device positioned in an exhaust gas channel which is a channel for exhaust gas from an engine, comprising:an exhaust pipe extending in a downward-flow direction of the exhaust gas channel, the exhaust pipe comprising:
an enlarged section in which a diameter of the exhaust pipe is enlarged, with a purification device positioned in the enlarged section, the purification device comprising (i) a catalyst serving to oxidize or reduce the exhaust gas, or (ii) a filter; and
a reduced section positioned on a downstream side of the enlarged section, the reduced section having a smaller width than the enlarged section;
a shell member laterally surrounding the reduced section; and
a heat exchanger configured to transmit heat of the exhaust gas to a fluid, the heat exchanger being positioned inside of the shell member in a heat exchange chamber arranged between the shell member and the reduced section;
wherein an intake port is located at a downstream end of the reduced section of the exhaust pipe, the intake port being arranged to cause the exhaust gas that flows through the reduced section to reverse direction and to flow into the heat exchange chamber; and
wherein the heat exchanger comprises:
a plurality of plates that are flat sections positioned so as to overlap in the downward-flow direction and stacked with a gap between adjacent plates, the plurality of plates surrounding the reduced section laterally and having heat exchange channels within the plurality of plates containing a flow of the fluid therein;
a first coupling member, having a fluid inlet opening and a first channel, that couples first ends of the heat exchange channels of the plurality of plates and causes the fluid to flow through the fluid inlet opening and the first channel into the heat exchange channels of the plurality of plates, wherein the fluid inlet opening opens laterally in the downward-flow direction of the exhaust gas channel; and
a second coupling member, having a fluid outlet opening and a second channel, that couples second ends of the heat exchange channels of the plurality of plates and causes the fluid that flows through the heat exchange channels to exit through the second channel and the fluid outlet opening, wherein the fluid outlet opening opens laterally in the downward-flow direction of the exhaust channel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,569

THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Sei...

1. A thermal energy recovery device comprising:an evaporator for evaporating working medium;
an expander for expanding working medium flowing out of the evaporator;
a power recovery machine connected to the expander;
a condenser for condensing working medium flowing out of the expander;
a pump for delivering working medium flowing out of the condenser to the evaporator;
a circulation flow path connecting the evaporator, the expander, the condenser, and the pump in this order;
a cooling flow path for supplying working medium of liquid phase flowing out of the pump partially to a site of the circulation flow path between the evaporator and the expander;
an on-off valve provided in the cooling flow path; and
a control unit,
wherein upon reception of a stop signal for stopping power recovery by the power recovery machine, the control unit opens the on-off valve while maintaining an operation of the pump delivering working medium flowing out of the condenser to the evaporator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,550

GEARED GAS TURBINE ENGINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An airfoil array comprising:an endwall;
a first airfoil and a second airfoil each extending radially from the endwall and having a first side and an opposite second side extending along an axially chord between a leading edge and a trailing edge;
a first profiled region recessed into the endwall at an intersection with the first side of the first airfoil;
a second profiled region protruding from the endwall approximately equidistant from the first side of the first airfoil and the second side of the second airfoil; and
a third profiled region recessed into the endwall along adjacent the leading edge of the second side of the second airfoil, wherein the third profiled region is at least partially axially aligned with the second profiled region.

US Pat. No. 10,508,530

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AN ADJUSTED IDEAL DRILLING PATH

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

1. A method of directing operation of a drilling system, comprising:drilling with a drilling apparatus comprising a bottom hole assembly (BHA) disposed at an end of a drill string to create a drilled bore substantially following an original drill plan;
receiving sensor data relating to geological formations from one or more sensors adjacent to or carried on the bottom hole assembly;
receiving a drilling instruction that is different than the original drill plan;
generating, with a controller, an adjusted ideal drilling path in response to the drilling instruction;
determining, with the controller, a position of the bottom hole assembly based on the received sensor data;
displaying, on a display device, the position of the bottom hole assembly relative to the adjusted ideal drill path; and
generating one or more drilling windows around the adjusted ideal drilling path, the one or more drilling windows representing a drilling tolerance at a portion of the adjusted ideal drilling path around which the one or more drilling windows are generated, the one or more drilling windows being assigned one or more of a vertical offset and a horizontal offset with respect to the adjusted ideal drilling path.

US Pat. No. 10,508,526

FRACING PLUG

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. An apparatus for use in forming a plug during hydraulic fracturing of a subterranean soil formation comprising:a top tubular retaining body extending between top and bottom ends and having a frustoconical outer surface extending from said bottom end thereof and
a plurality of slip arms located around said outer surface of said retaining body, each slip arm extending between top and bottom ends and having an inner surface extending from said slip arm top end corresponding to said outer surface of said retaining body and an exterior surface adapted to engage a wellbore; and
a seal element located around said outer surface of said retaining body above said plurality of slip arms adapted to be displaced towards said top end of said retaining body by said plurality of slip arms so as to seal an annulus between said retaining body and said wellbore,
wherein said plurality of slip arms extend from a ring surrounding said retaining body adjacent to said seal element.

US Pat. No. 10,508,523

USING LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS IN A HOT CIRCULATING FLUID HEATER FOR IN-SITU OIL SHALE RETORTING

American Shale Oil, LLC, ...

1. A method for retorting and extracting hydrocarbons from oil shale, the method comprising:heating, for a first time, a heat transfer fluid, wherein the heat transfer fluid comprises a first volume of at least one liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) component;
moving, for a first time, the heat transfer fluid through a heat delivery loop, wherein a first portion of the heat transfer fluid is cracked while moving through the heat delivery loop, thereby forming a plurality of materials;
retorting in-situ, using heat from the heat transfer fluid, an oil shale formation to produce recoverable hydrocarbons, wherein the recoverable hydrocarbons include a second volume of at least one LPG component;
removing a portion of the plurality of materials from the heat transfer fluid;
heating, for a second time, the heat transfer fluid; and
moving, for a second time, the heat transfer fluid through the heat delivery loop.

US Pat. No. 10,508,501

DRILL BIT HAVING SHEAR CUTTERS WITH REDUCED DIAMETER SUBSTRATE

VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND.,...

1. A bit for drilling a wellbore, comprising:a bit body; and
a cutting face having an inner cone section and an outer shoulder section, and comprising:
a plurality of blades protruding from a bottom of the bit body, each blade extending from a center of the cutting face to the shoulder section; and
a plurality of shear cutters mounted along leading edges of the blades,
wherein:
an inner shear cutter of each blade is located in the cone section,
each inner shear cutter comprises:
a superhard cylindrical cutting table; and
a hard substrate having a cylindrical portion attached to the cutting table and a reduced portion extending therefrom,
a diameter of the cutting table and the cylindrical portion is greater than a diameter of a majority of the reduced portion,
a length of the reduced portion is at least twice that of the cylindrical portion,
each shear cutter is mounted in a pocket formed in the respective blade; and
each pocket of the respective inner shear cutter has a reduced size relative to other pockets to accommodate the smaller diameter of the reduced portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,459

TIP-OVER POST

Rooftop Anchor, Inc., He...

1. A tip over post for arresting a fall, comprising:a stanchion comprising:
an annular cylinder, the annular cylinder comprising a number of helical cuts defined along the longitudinal axis of the cylinder;
an anchor loop coupled to the stanchion;
a top cap; and
a first bolt threaded into the top cap via a top cap bolt head defined within the top cap, the first bolt coupling the anchor loop to the stanchion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,452

PRIVACY SCREEN

Judith A. Hooper, Big Ra...

1. A privacy structure comprising:a panel privacy assembly, whereby said panel privacy assembly comprises a rigid flat bar having a first end portion and a second end portion opposite said first end portion, said rigid flat bar having a first slot at said first end portion and a second slot at said second end portion; each said slot having a cap-and-post on a first side of a respective said slot connected to a socket on a second side of a respective said slot, said second side of said respective said slot being opposite said first side of said respective said slot;
a panel made of a flexible fabric material and having a top hem forming a pocket, whereby said pocket receives said rigid flat bar, whereby said first end portion and said second end portion extend beyond a perimeter of said panel;
said privacy structure further comprising a frame comprising a first square side tube and a second square side tube parallel to said first square side tube, each said square side tube having a screw stud attached thereto, each said screw stud receiving a respective said socket in an interlocking relationship, wherein respective said sockets are releasably connected to respective said screw studs.

US Pat. No. 10,508,451

HIP AND RIDGE VENT

1. A roof ridge and hip ridge vent system for contoured roofs, comprising:a vent slot located through a roof structure along at least one of a roof ridge or hip ridge, the roof ridge having a ridge length and the hip ridge having a hip length, the vent slot defining a first side of the roof structure and a second side of the roof structure;
a contoured roofing material having upwardly directed projections that forms a roof surface;
a first vent strip located on the roof surface on the first side of the roof structure extending along the vent slot for the ridge length or the hip length, and a second vent strip located on the roof surface on the second side of the roof surface and extending along the vent slot for the ridge length or the hip length, the first and second vent strips having respective top and bottom surfaces and comprising synthetic fibers that are randomly aligned into an open web by an air flow and then joined by a phenolic or latex binder that is heat cured to form an air permeable mesh material having a generally uniform thickness, a density of about 0.08 to 0.1 grams per cubic centimeter (1.3 to 1.6 grams per cubic inch), and a crush recovery of at least 80%, each of the first and second vent strips comprising a respective first longitudinally extending groove, arranged parallel to the roof ridge or hip ridge, extending for the roof length or the hip length and from the respective bottom surface to about 40% to 60% of a height of the respective vent strip in an uninstalled state, the respective first longitudinally extending groove being located a distance of at least about 1 inch from a downslope side of the respective vent strip, each of the first and second vent strips resiliently compressible such that a space between the respective projections in the contoured roofing material is filled with the respective vent strip, and a portion of the respective strip is compressed into contact with and extends over the respective projections, with some of the fibers being moved or compressed into the respective first longitudinally extending groove in an area of the respective projections; and
a cap overlying the slot and the first and second vent strips.

US Pat. No. 10,508,443

SECURING CLIP AND SYSTEM FOR INSTALLATION OF FLOORING ELEMENTS COMPRISING SUCH A SECURING CLIP

SALAG SP. Z O.O. SP. K, ...

1. A securing clip for installation of flooring elements on a supporting element having a guiding groove for engagement with the securing clip, the securing clip having a cross section of a double-flange T type with an upper flange, a web and a lower flange, the upper flange being adapted to be engaged on its both sides with neighboring flooring elements, wherein the upper flange (2?) comprises at least two parts (2a?, 2b?) located on the opposite sides of the web (3?) and the lower flange (4?) comprises lips (5?) extending beyond each end the web (3?) in the direction along the web (5?), the lips (5?) being blocked in the guiding groove (6), characterized in that the securing clip is made of a single piece of an elastic sheet material that has been repeatedly bent so that:the lower flange (4?) consists of a lower wall (4d?), two side walls (4b?) and two upper walls (4g?) that are parallel to the lower wall (4d?), and
the lower wall (4d?) is formed by a central section of the sheet material,
the side and upper walls (4b?, 4g?) are formed by the sections of the sheet material adjoining the central section on its both sides,
the web (3?) consists of two sections of the sheet material adjoining on both sides the sections of the upper walls (4g?), with the sections forming the web (3?) being shorter than the sections forming the lower flange (4?), and
the parts of the upper flange (2?) being formed by the two opposite border sections of the sheet material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,442

FLOOR AND CEILING PANEL FOR SLAB-FREE FLOOR SYSTEM OF A BUILDING

Innovative Building Techn...

1. A pre-assembled floor-ceiling panel, comprising:a panel frame comprising a plurality of spaced apart joists disposed between and connected to first and second opposing end members;
a ceiling panel disposed below and attached to the panel frame, wherein the ceiling panel comprises at least one pre-fabricated board of non-combustible material;
a floor panel disposed over and attached to the panel frame, wherein the floor panel comprises a plurality of stacked layers that include:
a first layer disposed above and attached to the panel frame;
a second layer disposed above and spaced apart from the first layer, wherein the first layer, the second layer, or both comprise one or more pre-fabricated boards of non-combustible material; and
a shaped substrate between the first and second layers, wherein the shaped substrate comprises a radiant heat member in a channel defined by an upper surface of the shaped substrate; and
a mounting component attached to the panel frame, wherein:
the mounting component is configured to join the floor-ceiling panel to a structural frame of a building, and
the mounting component includes at least one bracket arranged vertically with respect to a horizontal member of the structural frame of the building.

US Pat. No. 10,508,433

VACUUM INSULATING MATERIAL PROVIDING ASSEMBLY AND VACUUM INSULATING MATERIAL PROVIDING METHOD USING SAME

Soon-Bok Jeon, Gyeonggi-...

1. A vacuum insulation panel providing assembly for installing a vacuum insulation panel on an inner corner, an outer corner or a window edge of a building,wherein the vacuum insulation panel providing assembly comprises a corner member positioned on the inner corner, the outer corner or the window edge of the building, a longitudinal member supported by an upper guide member and a lower guide member, and fasteners for fastening interior materials to a second plate of the longitudinal member;
wherein the corner member comprises a base plate, a first cantilever plate extending from one end of the base plate in a perpendicular direction, and a second cantilever plate extending in a direction parallel to the first cantilever plate from an intermediate point of the base plate,
wherein a first end of the second cantilever plate which is opposite to the base plate extends beyond a first end of the first cantilever plate which is opposite to the base plate in a same direction,
wherein the longitudinal member comprises:
a first plate and a second plate extending parallel to each other; a connecting plate connecting the first plate and the second plate; a first partition plate extending from one side of the connecting plate to the outside in the width direction of the first and second plates; and a second partition plate extending from the other side of the connecting plate to the outside in the width direction of the first and second plates;
a first fitting place and a second fitting place in which one end of the set of vacuum insulation panels are provided between the first plate and the first partition plate and between the first plate and the second partition plate, respectively;
a first accommodating space and a second accommodating space for accommodating fasteners are provided between the second plate and the first partition plate and between the second plate and the second partition plate, respectively; and
an outer surface of the first plate is in contact with the inner side wall of the building, an outer surface of the second plate is in contact with the interior materials, and the interior materials are fixed to the second plate by the fasteners.

US Pat. No. 10,508,409

MACHINE WITH A BOOM ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTION MEMBER

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. An excavator machine, comprisingan undercarriage assembly including a drive assembly;
a carriage assembly rotatably coupled to the undercarriage assembly and including an operator cab positioned at a front of the carriage assembly; and
a boom assembly,
wherein the boom assembly is coupled to the carriage assembly via two branches, and wherein the branches are coupled to the carriage assembly on opposing sides of the operator cab,
wherein the branches of the boom assembly are connected by a connection member,
wherein a boom extends from the connection member, and
wherein an attached end of the boom encapsulates a portion of the connection member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,401

DEPTH VIBRATOR WITH ADJUSTABLE IMBALANCE

1. A depth vibrator for compacting soil, comprising:a rotary drive having an axis of rotation;
a drive shaft rotatable about the axis of rotation of the rotary drive in a first rotation direction R1 and in second rotation direction R2 opposite R1;
a primary mass body fixed to the drive shaft and rotatable therewith about the axis of rotation;
a stop member fixed to the drive shaft; and
a secondary mass body orbital about the drive shaft between a first rotation position P1 relative to the primary mass body by rotation of drive shaft in said first rotation direction R1 until said secondary mass body abuts one side of said stop member, and a second rotation position P2 relative to the primary mass body by rotation of the drive shaft in the second rotation direction until said secondary mass body abuts an opposing side of said stop member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,383

CLOTHING TREATMENT DEVICE

Aqua Co., Ltd., (JP) Qin...

1. A clothing treatment device, comprising:a bag body configured to accommodate clothing;
an ozone supply part comprising an ozone generator and a blowing fan, wherein the ozone generator is configured to generate ozone, and the blowing fan is configured to deliver the ozone generated by the ozone generator into the bag body by airflow; and
a control part configured to perform a second operation which enables the blowing fan to operate intermittently after performing a first operation which enables the ozone generator and the blowing fan to operate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,327

MOLD STEEL AND MOLD

DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., A...

1. A mold steel having a composition comprising, in terms of mass %:0.220%?C?0.360%;
0.65%?Si<1.05%;
0.43%?Mn?0.92%;
0.43%?Ni?0.92%;
0.67%?Mn+Ni?1.30%;
10.50%?Cr<12.50%;
0.05%?Mo<0.50%;
0.002%?V<0.50%;
0.001%?N?0.048%; and
0.300%?C+N?0.420%,
with the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,508,323

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING BODIES USING SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. A tool for forming or servicing a wellbore, comprising:a first body defining a first tapered surface;
a second body at least partially within the first body and defining a second tapered surface abutting the first tapered surface of the first body; and
a retaining member located between another surface of the first body and another surface of the second body,
wherein the retaining member comprises a shape memory material configured to transform, responsive to application of a stimulus, from a first solid phase to a second solid phase,
wherein the retaining member is configured not to interfere with the second body with respect to the first body when the shape memory material is in the first solid phase, and
wherein the retaining member at least partially retains the second body with respect to the first body when the shape member material is in the second solid phase.

US Pat. No. 10,508,321

AGE HARDENABLE DISPERSION STRENGTHENED ALUMINUM ALLOYS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. Age hardened aluminum-cerium-manganese alloy capable of experiencing an increase in hardness after being heated to an aging temperature for an aging time, consisting of:0.05 to 23.0 weight percent cerium;
0.03 to 9.5 weight percent manganese; and
the balance aluminum;
wherein the alloy is formed by gas atomization of powder with a rapid solidification process and aging at a temperature from 300° C. (572° F.) to 500° C. (932° F.) and the alloy comprises an aluminum solid solution matrix containing a plurality of Al12Mn, Al11Ce3, Al6Mn, and/or Al20CeMn2 as dispersed second phases at various stages of processing and age hardening of the alloy
wherein the alloy comprises 70 volume percent Al12Mn after aging.

US Pat. No. 10,508,231

ATTRITION RESISTANT PROPPANT COMPOSITE AND ITS COMPOSITION MATTERS

Arr-Maz Products, L.P., ...

1. A surface modified proppant comprising:a proppant; and
a chemical coating at least partially covering the proppant, where the chemical coating is low molecular weight polyethylene glycol-based or comprises a combination of low molecular weight polyethylene glycol and glycerin, low molecular weight polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol, or low molecular weight polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and glycerin, and where the chemical coating is not a hydrogel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,162

POLYMER COMPOUND FOR CONDUCTIVE POLYMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A polymer compound for a conductive polymer, the polymer compound comprises one or more kinds of repeating units represented by the following general formula (1) and has a weight average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 500,000,
wherein, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; Rf1 represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or a phenyl group, and has at least one fluorine atom or a trifluoromethyl group in Rf1; Z1 represents a single bond, an arylene group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms or —C(?O)—O—R2—; R2 represents a linear, branched or cyclic alkylene group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an arylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms or an alkenylene group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, and may have an ether group, a carbonyl group or an ester group in R2; and “a” is 0

US Pat. No. 10,508,119

PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES USEFUL AS 5-LIPDXYGENASE ACTIVATING PROTEIN (FLAP) INHIBITORS

1. A compound according to Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:R1 is H, C1-C3 alkyl, halo, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 haloalkyl or C1-C3 haloalkoxy;
each of R2 and R3 is independently H, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, —CN or halo;
R4 is H, —CH3, —CH2F, —CHF2, —CF3 or halo;
Ring A contains 2 double bonds;
each X1, X2, X3 and X4 of Ring A is independently CR5, CH, O, S, NR6 or N; wherein at least one of X1, X2, X3 and X4 in Ring A is NR6;
each R5 is optionally and independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C3 haloalkyl, C1-C3 haloalkoxy, —S(O)pR7, —CN, —CONR?R?, or C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
each p is independently 0, 1 or 2;
R6 is H, —CH3 or CH2CH3;or wherein when X4 is CR5 and X3 is NR6, then the R5 and R6 may be taken together to form a 5 to 6-membered heterocyclyl ring fused to Ring A, which heterocyclyl may optionally contain an additional heteroatom selected from N, O and S; said fused heterocyclyl may additionally contain a carbonyl or a S(O)2 directly adjacent to a heteroatom therein; and may be further substituted with one or two substituents selected from the group consisting of —CH3 and halo;R7 is —CH3 or —NR?R?; andeach R? and R? is independently —H or —CH3;provided that the total number of substituents on Ring A is 0, 1 or 2; and further provided that when R5 and R6 are not combined to form a heterocyclyl ring fused to Ring A, that the total number of R5 and R6 substituents which is alkyl and/or haloalkyl is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,508,118

PYRIMIDOPYRROLE COMPOUNDS, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE SAME AND USES THEREOF

Xiamen University, Fujia...

1. A compound of formula I:whereinR? is H, Cl or Br;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:
2)

 wherein Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, Z5 are independently selected from the group consisting of:
(1) H, F, Cl, Br, I, nitro, cyano;
(2) C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 oxyalkyl, C1-C6 fluoroalkyl, C1-C6 fluoroalkoxy, N-methyl-4-piperidyl;
(3) N,N-dimethylamino, N,N-diethylamino, N,N-diisopropylamino, 2-N,N-dimethylaminoethylamino, 2-morpholinoethylamino, 2-(4-N-methylpiperazinyl)ethylamino, 3-N,N-dimethylaminopropylamino, 3-N,N-diethylaminopropylamino, 3-N,N-diisopropylaminopropylamino, 3-morpholinopropylamino, 3-(4-N-methylpiperazinyl)propylamino, N-methylpiperid-4-ylamino, N-ethylpiperid-4-ylamino, N-isopropylpiperid-4-ylamino;
(4) 2-N,N-dimethylaminoethoxy, 2-N,N-diethylaminoethoxy, 2-N,N-diisopropylaminoethoxy, 2-(N-methylpiperazinyl)ethoxy, 2-(N-acetylpiperazinyl)ethoxy, 2-morpholinoethoxy, 2-thiomorpholinoethoxy, 2-piperidylethoxy, 3-N,N-dimethylaminopropoxy, 3-N,N-diethylaminopropoxy, 3-N,N-diisopropylaminopropoxy, 3-(N-methylpiperazinyl)propoxy, 3-(N-acetylpiperazinyl)propoxy, 3-morpholinopropoxy, 3-thiomorpholinoethoxy, 3-piperidylpropoxy, 2-pyridylmethoxy, 3-pyridylmethoxy, 4-pyridylmethoxy, phenylmethoxy, monohalogen-substituted phenyl methoxy, gem-dihalogen substituted phenyl methoxy, hetero-dihalogen substituted phenyl methoxy;
(5) piperidyl, 4-N,N-dimethylaminopiperidyl, 4-N,N-diethylaminopiperidyl, 4-N,N-diisopropylaminopiperidyl, 4-hydroxypiperidyl, morpholino, 3,5-dimethylmorpholino, thiomorpholino, pyrrolidinyl, 3-N,N-dimethylpyrrolidinyl, 3-N,N-diethylpyrrolidinyl, N-methylpiperazinyl, N-ethylpiperazinyl, N-ispropylpiperazinyl, N-acetylpiperazinyl, N-tert-butoxyformylpiperazinyl, N-methylsulfonylpiperazinyl, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazinyl, N-(2-cyanoethyl)piperazinyl, N-(3-hydroxypropyl)piperazinyl, N-(2-N,N-dimethylethyl)piperazinyl, N-(2-N,N-diethylethyl)piperazinyl, N-(3-N,N-dimethylpropyl)piperazinyl, N-(3-N,N-diethylpropyl)piperazinyl, 2-oxo-piperazin-4-yl, imidazolyl, 4-methylimidazolyl;
(6) 4-(N-methylpiperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-ethylpiperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-isopropylpiperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-acetylpiperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-tert-butoxyformyl)piperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-methylsulfonylpiperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-(2-cyanoethyl)piperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-(3-hydroxypropyl)piperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-(2-N,N-dimethylethyl)piperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-(2-N,N-diethylethyl)piperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-(3-N,N-dimethylpropyl)piperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(N-(3-N,N-diethylpropyl)piperazinyl)piperidyl, 4-(pyrrolidinyl)piperidyl, 4-(3-N,N-dimethylpyrrolidinyl)piperidyl, N—(N-methyl-4-piperidyl)piperazinyl, N—(N-ethyl-4-piperidyl)piperazinyl;
(7) hydroxysulfonyl, aminosulfonyl, methylaminosulfonyl, ethylaminosulfonyl, propylaminosulfonyl, isopropylaminosulfonyl, cyclopropylaminosulfonyl, cyclobutylaminosulfonyl, cyclopentylaminosulfonyl, piperidin-1-ylsulfonyl, 4-hydroxypiperidin-1-ylsulfonyl, 4-N,N-dimethylpiperidin-1-ylsulfonyl, 4-N,N-diethylpiperidin-1-ylsulfonyl, pyrrolidin-1-ylsulfonyl, 3-N,N-dimethylpyrrolidin-1-ylsulfonyl, 3-N,N-diethylpyrrolidin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-methylpiperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-ethylpiperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-acetylpiperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-tert-butoxyformylpiperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-(2-cyanoethyl)piperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-(2-N,N-dimethylethyl)piperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-(2-N,N-diethylethyl)piperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-(3-hydroxypropyl)piperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-(3-N,N-dimethylpropyl)piperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, N-(3-N,N-diethylpropyl)piperazin-1-ylsulfonyl, morpholino-1-sulfonyl, 3,5-dimethylmorpholino-1-sulfonyl, 4-(N-methyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylsulfonyl, 4-(N-ethyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylsulfonyl, 4-(N-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylsulfonyl, N—(N-methyl-4-piperidyl)piperazin-1-ylsulfonyl;
(8) hydroxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, ethylaminocarbonyl, propylaminocarbonyl, isopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclobutylaminocarbonyl, cyclopentylaminocarbonyl, piperidin-1-ylcarbonyl, 4-hydroxypiperidin-1-ylcarbonyl, 4-N,N-dimethylpiperidin-1-ylcarbonyl, 4-N,N-diethylpiperidin-1-ylcarbonyl, pyrrolidin-1-ylcarbonyl, 3-N,N-dimethylpyrrolidin-1-ylcarbonyl, 3-N,N-diethylpyrrolidin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-methylpiperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-ethylpiperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-acetylpiperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-tert-butoxycarbonylpiperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-(2-cyanoethyl)piperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-(2-N,N-dimethylethyl)piperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-(2-N,N-diethylethyl)piperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-(3-hydroxypropyl)piperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-(3-N,N-dimethylpropyl)piperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, N-(3-N,N-diethylpropyl)piperazin-1-ylcarbonyl, morpholino-1-carbonyl, 3,5-dimethylmorpholino-1-carbonyl, 4-(N-methyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylcarbonyl, 4-(N-ethyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylcarbonyl, 4-(N-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylcarbonyl, N—(N-methyl-4-piperidyl)piperazin-1-ylcarbonyl;
(9) methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, propoxycarbonyl, isopropoxycarbonyl, n-butoxycarbonyl, isobutoxycarbonyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl;
(10) aminoformamido, methylaminoformamido, ethylaminoformamido, propylaminoformamido, isopropylaminoformamido, cyclopropylaminoformamido, cyclobutylaminoformamido, cyclopentylaminoformamido, piperidin-1-ylformamido, 4-hydroxypiperidin-1-ylformamido, 4-N,N-dimethylpiperidin-1-ylformamido, 4-N,N-diethylpiperidin-1-ylformamido, pyrrolidin-1-ylformamido, 3-N,N-dimethylpyrrolidin-1-ylformamido, 3-N,N-diethylpyrrolidin-1-ylformamido, N-methylpiperazin-1-ylformamido, N-ethylpiperazin-1-ylformamido, N-acetylpiperazin-1-ylformamido, N-tert-butoxycarbonylpiperazin-1-ylformamido, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazin-1-ylformamido, N-(2-cyanoethyl)piperazin-1-ylformamido, N-(2-N,N-dimethylethyl)piperazin-1-ylformamido, N-(2-N,N-diethylethyl)piperazin-1-ylformamido, N-(3-hydroxypropyl)piperazin-1-ylformamido, N-(3-N,N-dimethylpropyl)piperazin-1-ylformamido, N-(3-N,N-diethylpropyl)piperazin-1-ylformamido, morpholino-1-formamido, 3,5-dimethylmorpholino-1-formamido, 4-(N-methyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylformamido, 4-(N-ethyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylformamido, 4-(N-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidin-1-ylformamido, N—(N-methyl-4-piperidyl)piperazin-1-ylformamido;
(11) aminoacetamido, N-tert-butoxycarbonylacetamido, N-acetylaminoacetamido, acrylamido, cyclopropionamido, chloroacetamido, piperidylacetamido, 4-hydroxypiperidylacetamido, 4-N,N-dimethylpiperidylacetamido, 4-N,N-diethylpiperidylacetamido, pyrrolidinylacetamido, 3-N,N-dimethylpyrrolidinylacetamido, 3-N,N-diethylpyrrolidinylacetamido, N-methylpiperazinylacetamido, N-ethylpiperazinylacetamido, N-acetylpiperazinylacetamido, N-tert-butoxycarbonylpiperazinylacetamido, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazinylacetamido, N-(2-cyanoethyl)piperazinylacetamido, N-(2-N,N-dimethylethyl)piperazinylacetamido, N-(2-N,N-diethylethyl)piperazinylacetamido, N-(3-hydroxypropyl)piperazinylacetamido, N-(3-N,N-dimethylpropyl)piperazinylacetamido, N-(3-N,N-diethylpropyl)piperazinylacetamido, morpholino-1-acetamido, 3,5-dimethylmorpholinoacetamido, 4-(N-methyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidylacetamido, 4-(N-ethyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidylacetamido, 4-(N-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)piperidylacetamido, N—(N-methyl-4-piperidyl)piperazinylacetamido; 4-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)piperidylacetamido, 2-methylaminoacetamido, 2-(1-methylethyl)aminoacetamido; N-benzyloxycarbonyl-2-methylaminoacetamido;
(12) Z2 and Z3 can form substituted or unsubstituted 5- or 6-membered oxygen-containing ring; the substituents may be selected from the same substituents for Z1;
(13) Z2 and Z3 can form substituted or unsubstituted 5- or 6-membered nitrogen-containing ring; the substituents may be selected from the same substituents for Z1;
A is a direct bond;
X is a NH, S or O;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of:
2)

 wherein A1 is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) F, Cl, Br, I, cyano, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, nitro;
(2) methylthio, ethylthio, isopropylthio, methylsulfinyl, ethylsulfinyl, isopropylsulfinyl, methylsulfonyl, ethylsulfonyl, isopropylsulfonyl, methylsulfonylamino, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, propoxycarbonyl, isopropoxycarbonyl, n-butoxycarbonyl, isobutoxycarbonyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, ethylaminocarbonyl, propylaminocarbonyl, isopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclobutylaminocarbonyl, cyclopentylaminocarbonyl, dimethylphosphinyl, diethylphosphinyl, diisopropylphosphinyl;
wherein A3 is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) H, F, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, nitro;
(2) methylthio, ethylthio, isopropylthio, methylsulfinyl, ethylsulfinyl, isopropylsulfinyl, methylsulfonyl, ethylsulfonyl, isopropylsulfonyl, methylsulfonylamino, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, propoxycarbonyl, isopropoxycarbonyl, n-butoxycarbonyl, isobutoxycarbonyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, ethylaminocarbonyl, propylaminocarbonyl, isopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclobutylaminocarbonyl, cyclopentylaminocarbonyl, dimethylphosphinyl, diethylphosphinyl, diisopropylphosphinyl;
wherein A2, A4 and A5 are independently selected from the group consisting of:
(1) H, F, Cl, Br, I, cyano, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, nitro;
(2) methylthio, ethylthio, isopropylthio, methylsulfinyl, ethylsulfinyl, isopropylsulfinyl, methylsulfonyl, ethylsulfonyl, isopropylsulfonyl, methylsulfonylamino, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, propoxycarbonyl, isopropoxycarbonyl, n-butoxycarbonyl, isobutoxycarbonyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, ethylaminocarbonyl, propylaminocarbonyl, isopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclobutylaminocarbonyl, cyclopentylaminocarbonyl, dimethylphosphinyl diethylphosphinyl, diisopropylphosphinyl;
3)

wherein Y is NH, S or O,
A6, A7, As, A9, A10, A11 are independently selected from the group consisting of:
(1) H, F, Cl, Br, I, cyano, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, nitro;
(2) methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, propoxycarbonyl, isopropoxycarbonyl, n-butoxycarbonyl, isobutoxycarbonyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, ethylaminocarbonyl, propylaminocarbonyl, isopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclobutylaminocarbonyl, cyclopentylaminocarbonyl;
4)

wherein A12 is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) H, F, Cl, Br, I, cyano, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, nitro,
(2) methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, propoxycarbonyl, isopropoxycarbonyl, n-butoxycarbonyl, isobutoxycarbonyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, ethylaminocarbonyl, propylaminocarbonyl, isopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclopropylaminocarbonyl, cyclobutylaminocarbonyl, cyclopentylaminocarbonyl, methylsulfinyl, ethylsulfinyl, isopropylsulfinyl, methylsulfonyl, ethylsulfonyl, isopropylsulfonyl;
Y2, Y3, Y4 are selected from the group consisting of:
Y2 is N, Y3 is N-A13, Y4 is CH or N;
Y2 is N, Y3 is C-A13, Y4 is N, O or S;
Y2 is O or S, Y3 is N-A13, Y4 is CH;
Y2 is O or S, Y3 is C-A13, Y4 is N; and
Y2 is C, Y3 is N-A13, Y4 is O or S;
wherein A13 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
R3 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, or a stereoisomer, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,117

SOLID FORMS OF A TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR MODULATOR

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC., F...

1. A crystalline form of Compound I having the structure:characterized by an X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) pattern comprising three or more peaks at 5.3, 9.8, 13.1, 15.6, 17.0, 19.6, 20.0, 20.7, 21.9 or 24.9 degrees 2? (±0.2 degrees 2?), wherein the XRPD is made using CuK?1 radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,093

COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING A SYMPTOM ASSOCIATED WITH GOUT OR HYPERURICEMIA

ARTHROSI THERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. A method of treating hyperuricemia or gout in a mammal, comprising administering to the mammal a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein:
X is —OH, —F, or —Cl; and
R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are each independently selected from a group consisting of H, deuterium, and F;
wherein at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 is deuterium.

US Pat. No. 10,508,077

ALPHA-CINNAMIDE COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS AS HDAC8 INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A compound of Formula (Ia):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein
A is hydrogen;
het is a 3-to-12 membered heterocycle, wherein said heterocycle is optionally substituted with one or more Rd;
each Rd is independently hydrogen, hydroxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, cyano, oxo, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, 3-to-12 membered heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —(CH2)nRe, —(CH2)nO(CH2)mRe, —(CH2)nNReRf, —C(O)(CH2)nRe, —(CH2)nC(O)ORe, —C(O)(CH2)nSRe, —(CH2)nC(O)NReRf, —NH(CH2)nRe, —NHC(O)(CH2)nRe, —NHC(O)(CH2)nORe, —NHC(O)(CH2)nSRe, —NHS(O)2Re, —ORe, or —S(O)2Re, wherein each alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more Re or Rf;
or two Rd when attached to the same carbon atom can form a C5-C12spirocycle or a 3- to 12-membered spiroheterocycle, wherein the spirocycle or the spiroheterocycle are optionally substituted with one or more Re or Rf;
each Re is independently hydrogen, hydroxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)(CH2)nRf, or —(CH2)nC(O)Rf, wherein each alkyl, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more Rf;
each Rf is independently hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, cyano, oxo, cycloalkyl, 3-to-12 membered heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, (C1-C6)alkylaryl, halogen, —(CH2)nO(CH2)mCH3, —(CH2)nN(CH3)2, —(CH2)nO(CH2)mN(CH3)2, —(CH2)nNReRf, —N(CH3)S(O)2CH3, —S(CH2)mCH3, or —S(O)2(CH2)mCH3, wherein each alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, cyano, oxo, halogen, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,508,049

SYSTEM FOR REGENERATING SODIUM HYDROXIDE AND SULFURIC ACID FROM WASTE WATER STREAM CONTAINING SODIUM AND SULFATE IONS

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A waste water treatment system comprising:an electrolysis treatment system having:
a first chamber having an inlet to receive waste water and an outlet to produce treated waste water;
a second chamber having an inlet to receive first recycled water and an outlet to produce dilute acid discharge;
an anode contained in the second chamber;
a third chamber having an inlet to receive second recycled water and an outlet to produce dilute caustic discharge;
a cathode contained in the third chamber;
an anion exchange membrane (AEM) separating the first chamber from the second chamber; and
a cation exchange membrane (CEM) separating the first chamber from the third chamber;
a membrane concentration system having an inlet coupled to the outlet of the first chamber, a first outlet coupled to the inlet of the first chamber to produce a concentrated aqueous sodium sulfate product, and a second outlet to produce pure water product;
a first thermal concentration system having an inlet coupled to the outlet of the second chamber, a first outlet coupled to the inlet of the second chamber and producing the first recycled water, and a second outlet to produce a concentrated acid product; and
a second thermal concentration system having an inlet coupled to the outlet of the third chamber, a first outlet coupled to the inlet of the third chamber and producing the second recycled water, and a second outlet to produce a concentrated aqueous sodium sulfate product.

US Pat. No. 10,508,036

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF GRAPHENE PLATELETS IN ARC PLASMA

The George Washington Uni...

1. A method for synthesizing graphene, the method comprising:providing a heated substrate;
producing a flux stream of carbon using an anodic arc discharge device having an anodic arc, and depositing material from the flux stream on the heated substrate, wherein the flux stream comprises a carbon vapor and the material deposited on the substrate comprises graphene; and
removing the deposited material from the substrate using a collection device,
wherein the method is conducted at a pressure of up to 500 Torr and a temperature of the substrate of about 700-1,200 degrees Celsius, and configuring a rate of producing the carbon vapor flux stream, a rate of depositing the graphene material from the flux stream onto the substrate, and the substrate temperature to form a single graphene layer on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,029

MEMS INTEGRATED PRESSURE SENSOR DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A micro-electromechanical (MEMS) device comprising:a device substrate comprising:
a membrane for a pressure sensor, wherein a first surface of the membrane is exposed to a sealed pressure level of a first cavity and a second surface of the membrane is exposed to an ambient pressure level; and
a first MEMS structure over and aligned with the membrane for the pressure sensor;
a cap over first MEMS structure and bonded to the device substrate by a plurality of eutectic bonds, wherein the first cavity is at least partially defined by the plurality of eutectic bonds bonding the cap to the device substrate; and
a carrier bonded to an opposing side of the device substrate as the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,507,988

MAINTENANCE ACCESS ZONES FOR STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS

SYMBOTIC, LLC, Wilmingto...

2. The human access system of claim 1, wherein the portion of the storage and retrieval space forms a human access zone including at least one picking aisle of the storage and retrieval system wherein the at least one picking aisle is arranged in a vertical stack of picking aisles.

US Pat. No. 10,507,976

ROLLER SYSTEM HAVING SPACED APART EXTERNAL ROTOR MOTOR

VOLTA 24 LLC, Milwaukee,...

1. A method of assembling a roller system, the method comprising:providing a frame;
securing, to the frame, each roller of a plurality of rollers, the plurality of rollers including a motor-coupled roller, the plurality of rollers defining a roller plane;
securing, to the frame, an external rotor motor (“motor”) having an internal stator and an external rotor, the external rotor being radially outward of the stator to substantially circumscribe the stator, the motor also having a motor shaft spaced from the roller shaft plane; and
coupling the motor to the motor-coupled roller via a first transmission coupling,
the first transmission coupling and the external rotor configured so that rotation of the external rotor causes the motor-coupled roller to rotate in response to a torque received through the first transmission coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,507,967

VACUUM INSULATING CONTAINER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vacuum insulating container comprising:an outer cylinder having a bottom; and
an inner cylinder having a bottom, the inner cylinder being disposed in the outer cylinder, and a vacuum space being formed between the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder, wherein
the inner cylinder is disposed with respect to the outer cylinder in such a manner that an aperture plane of the inner cylinder is located outside of an aperture plane of the outer cylinder,
the outer cylinder is provided with a first annular wall that extends radially inward so as to be inclined with respect to the aperture plane of the outer cylinder at an open end of the outer cylinder and has a tip end part spaced apart from an outer peripheral surface of the inner cylinder,
the inner cylinder is provided with a second annular wall that extends radially outward so as to be inclined with respect to the aperture plane of the inner cylinder at an open end of the inner cylinder and faces the first annular wall, and
the vacuum insulating container further comprises an annular sealing member formed of an elastic body having a thermal conductivity lower than that of the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder, the annular sealing member being compressed between the first annular wall and the second annular wall to seal the vacuum space.

US Pat. No. 10,507,965

CONTAINER COVER THAT FACILITATES CREATING NEGATIVE PRESSURE AND LONG TIME SEALING

Shin Hung Yih Technology ...

1. A container cover, comprising a rotary device, an outer cover member, an inner cover member, a first guide block, a second guide block, upper rail seat, a pumping piston, a piston seat, and a check valve, wherein:said rotary device is rotatably coupled to said outer cover member and fixedly connected with said first guide block;
said outer cover member is fixedly connected to said inner cover member, said outer cover member comprising a plurality of axially extending guide grooves;
said inner cover member is mounted with a packing gasket, said packing gasket being set between said inner cover member and said outer cover member and adapted for sealing a container in an airtight manner when said outer cover member is covered with said inner cover member on said container;
said first guide block comprises a plurality of guide rods;
said second guide block is fixedly fastened to said pumping piston, comprising a first continuous wave-shaped track disposed in contact with said guide rods at a bottom side for causing said guide rods to move along said first continuous wave-shaped track of said second guide block and said second guide block to move up and down when said first guide block is rotated by said rotary device, said first continuous wave-shaped track of said second guide block comprising a plurality of low-elevation points and a plurality of high-elevation points, each said low-elevation point of said first continuous wave-shaped track rising gradually to one respective said high-elevation points of said first continuous wave-shaped track, each said high-elevation point of said first continuous wave-shaped track descending gradually to one respective said low-elevation point of said first continuous wave-shaped track;
said upper rail seat is fixedly fastened to said second guide block and said pumping piston, comprising a second continuous wave-shaped track disposed in contact with said guide rods of said first guide block at a top side, said second continuous wave-shaped track of said upper rail seat comprising a plurality of low-elevation points and a plurality of high-elevation points, each said low-elevation point of said second continuous wave-shaped track rising gradually to one respective said high-elevation points of said second continuous wave-shaped track, each said high-elevation point of said second continuous wave-shaped track descending gradually to one respective said low-elevation point of said second continuous wave-shaped track;
said pumping piston is adapted for reciprocation in a piston groove of said piston seat axially, comprising a plurality of constraint blocks respectively coupled to said axially extending guide grooves of said outer cover member for vertical movement and an external mounting groove extended around the periphery thereof and mounted with a first gasket ring;
said piston seat is fixedly fastened to said cover member, comprising a piston groove that accommodates said pumping piston and allows said pumping piston to reciprocate therein, a second gasket ring mounted around the periphery thereof, and an air-pumping hole cut through a bottom wall thereof;
said check valve is mounted in said air-pumping hole of said piston seat;
when said rotary device is driven by an external force to rotate said first guide block, said guide rods are moved along said first continuous wave-shaped track, causing said second guide block and said pumping piston to move alternatively up and down in said piston groove of said piston seat and to further pump air out of said container through said air-pumping hole of said piston seat.

US Pat. No. 10,507,955

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE TANK

1. A method for implementing a tank for an electronic cigarette comprising:providing a body defining a refillable reservoir for storing e-liquid, the body comprising a left-handed thread which is engaged by a corresponding matching left-handed thread formed within a battery assembly;
providing a cap for sealing or partially sealing the body, the cap comprising a right-handed thread which is engaged by a corresponding matching right-handed thread formed on a surface of the body;
connecting the body with the battery assembly by engaging the left-handed thread with the corresponding matching left-handed thread; and
connecting the cap with the body by engaging the right-handed thread with the corresponding matching right-handed thread.

US Pat. No. 10,507,908

PROPELLER IMPACT DETECTION AND FORCE REDUCTION

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, wherein the memory is configured to provide the processor with instructions which when executed cause the processor to:
detect a rotor strike of an object striking an aircraft rotor, the detection including comparing a commanded control signal against an adaptive control signal including by:
determining a degree to which the adaptive control signal deviates from a reference signal;
comparing the degree of deviation against a detection threshold; and
in response to the degree exceeding the detection threshold, declaring that the rotor strike has been detected,
wherein the adaptive control signal is associated with controlling the rotor and the adaptive control signal varies based at least in part on the commanded control signal and state information associated with the rotor; and
in response to detecting the rotor strike, adjust a control signal to the rotor to reduce a striking force applied to the object being struck by the rotor and mitigate damage to at least one of the object being struck and the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,507,907

VORTEX GENERATORS RESPONSIVE TO AMBIENT CONDITIONS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A vortex generator attached to a lifting surface, comprising:a vane moveable relative to the lifting surface, the vane configured to move from a first position to a second position in response to an increase in ambient temperature and move from the second position to the first position in response to a decrease in the ambient temperature, the vane comprising:
a stacked vane portion, comprising:
a first layer comprising a first material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion;
a second layer comprising a second material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion different from the first coefficient of thermal expansion, said first and second layers being secured directly to each other along entire faying surfaces of the first and second layers;
a shear allowing layer disposed directly on the second layer;
a third layer comprising the first material disposed directly on the shear allowing layer; and
a fourth layer comprising the second material disposed directly on the third layer; and
a monolayer vane portion attached at a joint to a distal end of the stacked vane portion, wherein a thickness of the monolayer vane portion at the joint is equal to a thickness of the stacked vane portion at the joint.

US Pat. No. 10,507,885

BICYCLE SYSTEM AND AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEM THEREOF

Giant Manufacturing Co., ...

1. An automatic control method, suitable for a bicycle system, the bicycle system having a gear ratio and a torque ratio formed by an auxiliary torque and a pedaling torque, wherein the method comprises:sensing a pedaling cadence and the pedaling torque of the bicycle system in a riding state;
setting a first cadence threshold and a second cadence threshold according to a preset pedaling cadence, wherein the first cadence threshold is greater than the second cadence threshold; and
determining when the pedaling cadence is greater than the first cadence threshold or less than the second cadence threshold so as to set to increase or decrease the gear ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,507,879

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING TAILGATE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A system for automatically mounting a tailgate on a vehicle body, the system comprising:an X-direction regulation jig configured to measure an X-direction position of the tailgate and to regulate the X-direction position;
a Y-direction regulation jig configured to measure a Y-direction position of the tailgate and to regulate the Y-direction position;
a tailgate loading and mounting robot configured to correct the X-direction position and the Y-direction position of the tailgate and to mount the tailgate on a side of a roof panel of the vehicle body; and
a nut assembly robot configured to automatically assemble a nut to a hinge of the tailgate,
wherein the X-direction regulation jig includes at least one X-direction regulation arm configured to regulate the X-direction position of the tailgate, a first block coupled to the X- at least one direction regulation arm, and a second block mounted to the first block such that the second block is movable relative to the first block in an X-direction,
wherein the at least one X-direction regulation arm includes a regulation member configured to regulate a distance between the roof panel and the tailgate,
wherein the regulation member includes a first contact surface contactable with a rear end of the roof panel, and a second contact surface contactable with an upper end of the tailgate,
wherein a mounting part is rotatably mounted on at least one end of the first block,
wherein a plurality of X-direction regulation arms are mounted on the mounting part, and
wherein the plurality of X-direction regulation arms are circumferentially spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,507,874

MODULAR SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH VEHICLES, FOR MOUNTING ACCESSORIES AND RELATED METHODS

Robert Crandall, Yorba L...

1. A modular support system for mounting on a bed of a vehicle comprising:a first side support and a second side support, each side support comprising a vertical portion, a lower base portion extending from the vertical portion, and a center support joiner comprising an internal cavity having a non-circular shape along an end cross-section;
a first bar extension having a first free end and a second free end, said first free end projects into the internal cavity of the center support joiner of the first side support and the second free end having a coupling support mounted thereon;
a second bar extension having a first free end and a second free end, said first free end projects into the internal cavity of the center support joiner of the second side support and the second free end having a coupling support mounted thereon;
a center support directly or indirectly attached to the two coupling supports located on the first and second bar extensions; and
wherein the first and second bar extensions define a lengthwise axis passing through the first and second bar extensions and the center support is located, elevation-wise, above the lengthwise axis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,871

VEHICLE REAR PORTION STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle rear portion structure comprising:a rear pillar extending in a vehicle vertical direction, the rear pillar having an uppermost portion directly joined to a rearmost edge of a roof side reinforcement;
a framework member including:
a front end joined to an upper portion of the rear pillar, and
a rear end extending towards a vehicle lower side;
a barrier wall disposed at a vehicle inner side of the rear pillar and joined to the rear pillar and the framework member so as to be watertight, the barrier wall dividing the vehicle inner side from a vehicle outer side; and
a side panel disposed at the vehicle outer side of the rear pillar, the framework member, and the barrier wall, the side panel forming a design surface of an exterior vehicle side.

US Pat. No. 10,507,863

DRIVE UNIT FOR VEHICLE STEERING

1. A drive unit for a vehicle steering system, the drive unit comprising:a housing, mechanically connectable to a vehicle,
a rotatory output element,
an interface for interfacing a control unit,
a motor comprising a stator and a rotor, the stator being fixedly mounted in the housing, and the rotor being rotatably mounted in the housing, and
an angular position sensor for providing angular position information depending on an actual steering angle, wherein the position sensor is placed such that it directly measures an angular position of the rotor relative to the stator or such that it directly measures an angular position of the output element relative to the stator,
wherein the interface is adapted for feeding back the measured angular position information,
wherein the output element, the stator and the rotor are coaxially arranged,
wherein the rotor of the motor is mechanically coupled to the output element by a differential.

US Pat. No. 10,507,850

DEVICE FOR CONNECTING A COUPLING SHAFT TO A CAR BODY OF A TRACK-GUIDED VEHICLE

VOITH PATENT GMBH, Heide...

1. A device for connecting a coupling shaft to a car body of a track-guided vehicle, wherein the device comprises:a linkage connected to a car body-side end region of the coupling shaft; and
a bearing block connected to the car body to which the linkage is articulated by at least one pivot pin to be pivotable in a horizontal plane, wherein the at least one pivot pin is a shock protector such that upon exceeding a definable critical impact force transmitted via the coupling shaft and the linkage to the bearing block, a connection between the linkage and the bearing block formed by the at least one pivot pin is disengaged, wherein the at least one pivot pin further comprises a bearing disc having a concentrically arranged recess and a shearing element having a separating region, wherein the separating region divides the shearing element into a bearing block-side region and an oppositely disposed linkage-side region, wherein the bearing block-side region of the shearing element is at least partly accommodated in or connected to the recess of the bearing disc, and wherein the linkage-side region of the shearing element is at least partly accommodated in or connected to a pin seat of the linkage associated with the at least one pivot pin.

US Pat. No. 10,507,848

RAILWAY VEHICLE WITH A MOVABLE, VERTICAL GAP BRIDGING ENTRY THRESHOLD

Alstom Transport Technolo...

1. A railway vehicle for passenger transport comprising a vehicle body, said vehicle body comprising:a passenger entrance area; and
a vehicle boarding aid for facilitating passengers' access to the passenger entrance area, wherein the vehicle boarding aid comprises:
a movable entry threshold arranged in an access position facilitating passengers' access to the passenger entrance area; and
a vertical position adjusting device for vertically adjusting the access position of the entry threshold as a function of a potential vertical gap between a station platform and the passenger entrance area,
wherein said entry threshold is fixedly arranged in said access position in all operating states of the railway vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,842

METHOD FOR MONITORING A DRIVE-BY-WIRE SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for monitoring a drive-by-wire system of a motor vehicle, comprising:temporally offset reading in at least two input values of an input quantity of an operating element of the motor vehicle;
ascertaining one of (i) a change over time, or (ii) rate of change over time, of the input quantity from the at least two read-in input values;
determining a monitored quantity for the motor vehicle operation from the change over time or rate of change over time;
selecting a monitoring function based on the monitored quantity; and
monitoring the monitored quantity for the ascertained motor vehicle operation, using the selected monitoring function;
wherein the monitoring of the monitored quantity for the ascertained motor vehicle operation by the selected monitoring function includes outputting of an error signal in case of error.

US Pat. No. 10,507,833

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

JATCO LTD, Fuji-Shi (JP)...

1. A vehicle control device for controlling a vehicle including: a continuously variable transmission disposed between a motor-generator and driving wheels; an oil pump configured to be driven by transmission of rotation of the motor-generator; and a hydraulic pressure supply controller configured to supply a hydraulic pressure to the continuously variable transmission, the hydraulic pressure being generated by regulating a pressure of oil discharged from the oil pump, whereinthe hydraulic pressure supply controller is configured such that when regenerative braking is performed by the motor-generator based on a deceleration request from a driver, the hydraulic pressure supply controller supplies a hydraulic pressure based on a first hydraulic pressure and a second hydraulic pressure to the continuously variable transmission, the first hydraulic pressure being a hydraulic pressure to transmit an input torque input to the continuously variable transmission during the regenerative braking, the second hydraulic pressure being a hydraulic pressure to shift the continuously variable transmission during the regenerative braking, and
during the regenerative braking, the hydraulic pressure supply controller is configured to set the first hydraulic pressure to be equal to or less than a hydraulic pressure determined by subtracting the second hydraulic pressure from a hydraulic pressure suppliable to the continuously variable transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,507,652

RAPIDLY-WETTED PIN-STYLE ELECTRO-HYDRODYNAMIC JET PRINT HEAD

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A print head assembly for printing an ink on a substrate, the print head assembly comprising:a printing pin member having a tip;
a wetting system separate from the printing pin member, the wetting system having an ink reservoir; and
a charging system operably coupled to the printing pin member, the charging system configured to apply a voltage charge to the printing pin member to electro-hydrodynamically transfer ink from the wetting system to the printing pin member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,609

VEHICLE TRIM COMPONENT

Shanghai Yanfeng Jianqiao...

1. A vehicle trim component comprising a fiber panel compression formed in a mold cavity prepared by a process comprising the steps of:heating the fiber panel;
placing the fiber panel into the mold cavity;
compressing the fiber panel in the mold cavity to form a compression formed component comprising an edge along a periphery and providing a structural substrate having a shape and a thickness along the edge; and
injecting resin into the mold cavity with the structural substrate;
wherein the shape of the structural substrate is formed in the mold cavity;
wherein a border of the structural substrate is formed along the thickness of the structural substrate by the resin injected into the mold cavity; and
wherein a rib for the structural substrate is formed by the resin injected into the mold cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,507,569

PIPE-CLEANING ATTACHMENT

1. A kit of cleaning tools comprising:a plurality of cleaning kits and a drive system;
wherein the drive system powers any element contained in the plurality of cleaning kits;
wherein the kit of cleaning tools is a kit of hand-held tools;
wherein the kit of cleaning tools is configured for use with a copper pipe;
wherein the copper pipe is further defined with an interior surface and an exterior surface;
wherein the kit of cleaning tools cleans the interior surface of the copper pipe;
wherein the kit of cleaning tools cleans the exterior surface of the copper pipe;
wherein each cleaning kit contained within the plurality of cleaning kits comprises a collection of brushes;
wherein any brush selected from any cleaning kit selected from the plurality of cleaning kits will clean an area of the copper pipe selected from the group consisting of the interior surface of the copper pipe and the exterior surface of the copper pipe;
wherein any brush selected from any cleaning kit selected from the plurality of cleaning kits will attach to the drive system;
wherein the brushes are interchangeable;
wherein the drive system is an electrically driven device;
wherein the drive system rotates any brush selected from the plurality of cleaning kits;
wherein the drive system comprises a housing, a motor system, and a chuck;
wherein the motor system and the chuck are installed in the housing;
wherein the chuck is a mechanical device that attaches any brush selected from the plurality of cleaning kits to the motor system such that the motor system will rotate the selected brush;
wherein the motor system is an electrically powered drive apparatus that physically rotates any brush selected from the plurality of cleaning kits;
wherein the motor system comprises an electric motor, a master switch, a cleaning switch, a battery, a power plug, and a power port;
wherein the electric motor, the master switch, the cleaning switch, the battery, the power plug, and the power port are electrically interconnected.

US Pat. No. 10,507,549

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

VELO3D, INC., Campbell, ...

1. A method for printing a metallic three-dimensional object, comprising:(a) receiving a request to generate the metallic three-dimensional object;
(b) printing the metallic three-dimensional object layerwise according to a model of the metallic three-dimensional object, which printing comprises utilizing a dispenser, wherein the metallic three-dimensional object comprises a material having at least one member selected from the group consisting of an elemental metal, and a metal alloy; and
(c) providing the metallic three-dimensional object for delivery to a user without trimming the metallic three-dimensional object, wherein the metallic three-dimensional object deviates from the model of the metallic three-dimensional object by at most about 100 micrometers plus a fundamental length scale of the metallic three-dimensional object divided by 2500.

US Pat. No. 10,507,426

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONVERSION OF CARBON DIOXIDE POLLUTANTS INTO USEFUL PRODUCTS

The University of Wyoming...

1. A method for biologically converting inorganic carbon to useful products comprising the steps of:containing inorganic carbon emissions from a source;
introducing said inorganic carbon emissions from said source into a sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
introducing oxygen into said sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
biologically producing biomass, sulfate, and sulfites in said sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
transferring said sulfate and said sulfites produced in said sulfide oxidation bioreactor to a sulfur reducing bioreactor;
utilizing said sulfate and said sulfites in said sulfur reducing bioreactor;
biologically producing biomass and hydrogen sulfide in said sulfur reducing bioreactor;
recycling said hydrogen sulfide from said sulfur reducing bioreactor to said sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
utilizing said recycled hydrogen sulfide in said sulfide oxidation bioreactor in said step of biologically producing said biomass, sulfate, and sulfites in said sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
extracting at least some biomass, lipids and paraffin from said sulfide oxidation bioreactor and said sulfur reducing bioreactor; and
producing products from said biomass, said lipids, and said paraffin extracted from said sulfide oxidation bioreactor and said sulfur reducing bioreactor.

US Pat. No. 10,507,345

FUEL CELL DEVICES FOR FIRE PREVENTION ON-BOARD AIRCRAFT

Zodiac Aerotechnics, Pla...

1. An inerting system for an aircraft or other passenger transportation vehicle, comprising:(a) a fuel cell system;
(b) a source of inert gas comprising an oxygen depleted air output of the fuel cell system;
(c) a compartment located on-board the vehicle;
(d) a conduit configured to convey inert gas from the source of inert gas to the compartment to reduce a risk of fire ignition in the compartment or to facilitate extinguishing of fire within the compartment and
(e) a one-way valve coupled with the compartment and configured to release inert gas from the compartment without permitting other gas to enter the compartment through the one-way valve,wherein the compartment houses one or more of:the fuel cell system,at least one electronic component,electronics that control, operate, or are powered by a fuel cell system, or any combination thereof,avionics electronics or electronics for navigation,one or more batteries,one or more electrical cables,at least one electrical panel,an electrical panel for managing power consumption of in-flight entertainment services, for managing galley functions, or for managing functions not directly associated with the galley,or any combination of the foregoing,a heat exchanger associated with the compartment and configured to transfer heat away from the compartment,a controller;
one or more processors in communication with the controller; and
memory including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
in response to information received from a sensor indicating that conditions in the compartment are indicative of fire or imminent ignition therein, cause the heat exchanger to activate so as to transfer heat away from the compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,507,072

STERILE STAND FOR SUPPORTING SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Gayle Misle, Millbrae, C...

1. In combination:an elongated surgical needle, having a lower end and an upper end, with said surgical needle having an enlarged mount at said upper end thereof;
a stand for supporting said surgical needle in a vertically disposed sterile manner;
said stand comprising:
(a) a horizontally disposed base member having a flat lower side and a flat upper side;
(b) a vertically disposed and elongated hollow sterile support tube having a lower end and an upper end;
(c) said lower end of said support tube being secured to said flat upper side of said base member so as to extend upwardly from said flat upper side of said base member;
(d) said support tube having a bore, with upper and lower ends, formed therein which extends downwardly into said upper end of said support tube; and
(e) said support tube configured to have said elongated surgical needle extending downwardly thereinto through said bore of said support tube with said enlarged mount engaging said upper end of said support tube to limit the downward movement of said surgical needle into said support tube with said support tube having a length which is sufficient whereby the entire length of said surgical needle, below said enlarged mount, is positioned in said bore of said support tube above said flat upper side of said base member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,066

PROVIDING INFORMATION OF TOOLS BY FILTERING IMAGE AREAS ADJACENT TO OR ON DISPLAYED IMAGES OF THE TOOLS

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A system comprising:a tool having a working end;
an image capturing device disposed to capture an image of a work site, the image of the work site including an image of an object and an image of the working end of the tool, the image of the object including an image of a first portion of the object and an image of a second portion of the object, the first portion of the object being adjacent to or near the tool, and the second portion of the object being the remainder of the object;
a display; and
a processor programmed to:
determine that the tool has been energized for cauterization; and
conditioned upon determining that the tool has been energized for cauterization:
filter the image of the first portion of the object to generate a filtered image and indicate in the filtered image that the tool is energized for cauterization by improving at least one of: contrast and brightness in the first portion, but not filter the image of the second portion of the object; and
cause the image of the work site, with the filtered first portion and the non-filtered second portion, to be displayed on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,507,059

MELANIN ABLATION GUIDED BY STEPWISE MULTI-PHOTON ACTIVATED FLUORESCENCE

Zhenhua Lai, Fremont, CA...

1. A method of ablating melanin comprising:inducing stepwise multi-photon fluorescence in melanin within a region of tissue;
detecting the fluorescence from the melanin in the region; and
ablating at least a portion of the melanin from which the fluorescence is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,507,051

X-RAY DETECTABLE BIOABSORBABLE BONE SCREW

MEDALL BIOTECH CO., LTD.,...

1. An X-ray detectable bioabsorbable bone screw, which is radiographable under X-ray exposure, comprising:a screw member having a cylindrical shape; and
a cap member provided on an end of the screw member and being extended outwardly from the screw member,
wherein the cap member and the screw member are formed integrally, and the cap member and the screw member are made of polylactic acid, iron oxide nanoparticles, and a bioabsorbable material, the bioabsorbable material is selected from a group consisting of hydroxyapatite, ?-tricalcium phosphate, and calcium polyphosphate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,043

COLLET FOR A POLYAXIAL SCREW ASSEMBLY

SEASPINE ORTHOPEDICS CORP...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a screw, comprising a shaft and a screw head fixedly attached with the shaft, wherein the screw head further comprises a portion of a sphere;
a movable head comprising a top portion and a bottom portion, a concave interior larger than the screw head, and being movable with respect to the screw head;
a connecting rod;
a locking element, capable of engaging the movable head and creating an axial compression force thereon the connecting rod; and
a collet having a central opening with a longitudinal axis, the collet being interposed between the screw head and the concave interior of the movable head,
wherein the collet comprises a top portion capable of contacting said connecting rod and at least one flexible hinge, and wherein the at least one flexible hinge includes a concave interior intersecting the central opening and extending radially outward away from the central opening and longitudinal axis whereby the concave interior of the at least one flexible hinge faces towards the longitudinal axis,
wherein the collet limits the axial compression force transferred from the locking element to the screw head by deforming outwards at the at least one flexible hinge until contact is made with the concave interior of the moveable head.

US Pat. No. 10,507,036

TISSUE-REMOVING CATHETER, TISSUE-REMOVING ELEMENT, AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Covidien LLP, Mansfield,...

1. A tissue-removing catheter for removing tissue from a body lumen, the tissue-removing catheter comprising: a rotatable driveshaft; and a tissue-removing element coupled to the rotatable driveshaft for rotating the tissue-removing element in a cutting direction about an axis of rotation, the tissue-removing element having opposite first and second axial ends, the tissue-removing element including an annular cutting blade having a continuous cutting edge extending around the axis of rotation at the first axial end of the tissue-removing element, and primary tissue-removing components at the first axial end of the tissue-removing element spaced apart from one another around the axis of rotation and disposed radially inward of the cutting edge relative to the axis of rotation, each primary tissue-removing component having a leading surface extending generally axially, a radially outer surface extending generally axially, a radially inner surface extending generally axially and generally inward relative to the axis of rotation from adjacent a leading end toward a trailing end thereof, and an axial end surface intersecting the leading, the radially outer, and the radially inner surfaces at respective leading, radially outer, and radially inner edges, wherein the leading surface, the leading edge and leading portions of the radially outer surface, the radially inner surface, and the axial end surface of each primary tissue-removing component at least partially define a cutting tooth adapted to cut tissue as the tissue-removing element rotates to facilitate removal of tissue, wherein trailing portions of the radially outer surface, the radially inner surface, and the axial end surface of each primary tissue-removing component at least partially define an inner shearing member adapted to impact tissue and shear the impacted tissue radially inwardly as the tissue-removing element rotates to facilitate removal of hard tissue, wherein the annular cutting blade and the primary tissue-removing components are fixed with respect to one another; and wherein the leading surface of each primary tissue-removing component intersects the respective radially inner surface at an intermediate edge, wherein at least a portion of the inner shearing member is located radially inward of the intermediate edge, wherein the radially inner surface extends contiguously from the intermediate edge to the trailing end thereof, and wherein said at least a portion of the inner shearing member located radially inward of the intermediate edge is partially defined by the radially inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,506,989

METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION AND GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE

PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. A method for quantifying a glucose concentration in which near-infrared light is emitted onto a living organism and the glucose concentration in a biological tissue is measured using a signal obtained by receiving diffusely reflected light or transmitted light from the biological tissue, the method comprising:a first imaginary spectrum producing step of producing a first imaginary spectrum determined, in each measurement in a measurement spectrum at a time of measurement of the glucose concentration, by adding together a characteristic wavelength of a baseline variation and a characteristic wavelength of a spectrum of a fat component,
a concentration index calculation step of calculating a concentration index of a glucose component by using at least a spectrum of a water component, a spectrum of the glucose component, and the first imaginary spectrum to synthesize a difference spectrum between a measurement spectrum at the time of measurement of the glucose concentration and a spectrum serving as a reference obtained prior to the measurement spectrum; and
a glucose concentration calculation step of calculating the glucose concentration in the living organism using the calculated concentration index.

US Pat. No. 10,506,918

OPTICAL COUPLER FOR AN ENDOSCOPE

THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORP...

1. An optical coupler for mounting at a distal end of an image capture device for visualizing a surface area, the coupler comprising:a body having a distal end and a proximal end, the body including a visualization section at its distal end, the visualization section including a proximal surface for engaging or covering a portion of the distal end of an image capture element of the image capture device, the visualization section including an outer surface spaced apart from the proximal surface, the visualization section comprising an elastic material capable of transmitting an optical image of the surface area, the proximal surface configured to prohibit fluid or material from contacting the image capture element of the image capture device during visualization of the surface area;
an attachment section connected to and extending away from the visualization section at the proximal end of the coupler, the attachment section being dimensioned to be mounted at the distal end of the image capture device, wherein at least a portion of the visualization section of the body is configured to optically modify the image transmitted to the image capture device; and
a heating device comprising a wire extending through the body and at least to the visualization section of the coupler, the wire being connected to an electrode on the outer surface of the visualization section, the wire and electrode both being molded within the body of the optical coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,506,857

ADHESIVE POCKET FOR MOBILE PHONES

Catalyst Medium Four, Inc...

12. A method of making an adhesive pocket for mobile phones adapted in size and shape to carry credit-card-sized items comprising:providing a base having a front, a back, a first side, a second side, a top, and a bottom;
affixing an elastic sheet to the back of the base;
forming a pocket between the elastic sheet and the front of the base by:
wrapping the elastic sheet around the first side of the base so that the elastic sheet extends across the front of the base to the second side of the base;
sealing the elastic sheet at the bottom of the base;
sealing the elastic sheet at the second side of the base;
disposing an adhesive layer on the elastic sheet;
disposing a removable backing on adhesive layer, the removable backing configured to expose the adhesive layer when removed.

US Pat. No. 10,506,844

FOOT PAD

1. A foot pad comprising:a generally planar substrate having a medial side, a lateral side, an anterior portion, and a posterior portion;
an upper surface of the substrate extending between the medial side, the lateral side, the anterior portion, and the posterior portion;
a first toe loop extending upwardly from the medial side with a first edge, the first toe loop having a first size and being adapted to fit a big toe;
a second toe loop extending upwardly from the lateral side with a second edge, the second toe loop having a medial side wall and a second size adapted to fit a pinky toe, smaller than the first size; and
a third toe loop extending upwardly between the first toe loop and the second toe loop, the third toe loop having a third edge and a posterior wall attached to the medial wall of the second toe loop, and the third toe loop being smaller than the first toe loop and having a third size adapted to fit a fourth toe;
wherein the substrate further comprises the anterior portion having an anterior edge and the posterior portion having a posterior edge; and wherein the first edge, the second edge, the third edge, and the posterior edge together form a continuous edge.

US Pat. No. 10,506,838

AUGMENTED AUDIO ENHANCED PERCEPTION SYSTEM

1. A method for enhancing the environmental perception of a vehicle operator, the method comprising the steps of:detecting information relating to at least the position and dynamics of other vehicles or obstacles in the vicinity of the vehicle operator, with at least one head-mounted sensing unit worn by the vehicle operator;
processing the detected information by a processing unit communicatively coupled with the sensing unit, to generate a spatial reconstruction of the vicinity of the vehicle operator; and
providing the vehicle operator with a spatially resolved audio signal indicating the position and dynamics of other vehicles or obstacles in the vicinity, using an audio interface unit communicatively coupled with the processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,506,822

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOKING PIECES OF PROTEIN

SUGAR CREEK PACKING CO., ...

1. A method for cooking pieces of protein, the method comprising:applying a batter consisting of a mixture of flour containing gluten and water, and optionally one or more of egg white, egg, milk, buttermilk, seasonings, soy, fish meal, meat-meal, nut meal, legume-flour and pea flour, to uncooked protein pieces;
sealing the battered uncooked protein pieces in plastic pouches; and
cooking the sealed battered uncooked protein pieces, while in the sealed plastic pouches, at a temperature and time selected to completely cook the protein pieces, whereby the batter is sufficiently tacky such that breading can adhere thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,506,802

ANTI-REVERSE DEVICE FOR FISHING SPINNING REEL AND FISHING SPINNING REEL HAVING THE SAME

GLOBERIDE, Inc., Tokyo (...

1. An anti-reverse device for a fishing spinning reel, comprising:a switching moving body movably provided on a reel body and configured to switch a drive body between a reverse-rotation inhibited state or a reverse-rotation allowed state, the drive body being driven through a handle operation; and
a switching retention section for restricting movement of the switching moving body to retain the reverse-rotation inhibited state or the reverse-rotation allowed state,
wherein the switching retention section includes:
a moving body provided in the reel body; and
an engagement retention portion provided in the switching moving body,
wherein the moving body and the engagement retention portion are arranged in a rotation axis direction of the drive body so as to be opposed to each other,
the moving body is constantly biased toward the engagement retention portion,
the moving body is disposed in a body front portion of the reel body and biased frontward, and
the engagement retention portion is attached to a bottom surface of the switching moving body and disposed to be engageably opposed to the moving body.

US Pat. No. 10,506,758

AGRICULTURAL TRENCH DEPTH SENSING SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. An agricultural row unit comprising:a row unit frame supporting an opening disc adapted to open a trench in a soil surface as the row unit advances in a forward direction of travel, said row unit frame further supporting a gauge wheel pivotally mounted to said row unit frame by a gauge wheel arm, said row unit frame further supporting and a depth adjustment assembly having a plurality of selectable position, each of said selectable positions establishing a selected trench depth by limiting an amount of upward travel of said gauge wheel relative to said opener disc, whereby said selected trench depth corresponds to a height of said row unit frame relative to said soil surface;
a depth sensor connected to said row unit frame, said depth sensor including:
a pivot arm operably pivotally connected relative to said row unit frame at a pivot point rearward of said opening discs and said gauge wheels;
a first finger connected to said pivot arm; and
a second finger connected to said pivot arm;
wherein said first finger and second finger are each disposed to engage said soil surface adjacent to said trench opened in said soil surface by said opener disc, and wherein said first finger engages a first side of said trench, and said second finger engages an opposite of said trench; and
a sensor disposed to measure rotation of said depth sensor about said pivot point, whereby said measured rotation corresponds to a measured height of said row unit frame relative to said soil surface and an actual trench depth irrespective of said selected trench depth.
US Pat. No. 10,507,220

CELL THERAPY: A METHOD AND A COMPOSITION FOR TREATING DIABETES

Philadelphia Medical Scie...

1. A method of obtaining a composition comprising progenic cells and beta-islet cells isolated from rabbit pancreases, wherein the method comprising:harvesting pancreases of newborn rabbits and placing the pancreases in a salt solution comprising an antibiotic at a temperature of 4-10° C.;
removing vessels and excretory ducts from the harvested pancreases;
obtaining minced pancreatic micro fragments from said pancreases;
transferring the minced pancreatic micro fragments into a receptacle container, wherein the receptacle container is adapted for a rotating device;
incubating, in a first incubation, the minced pancreatic micro fragments in a serum free medium at temperature 36° C. to 37° C. for 5 to 12 days at 0% to 5% CO2, wherein the receptacle container rotated by the rotating device at a constant speed of 2 to 6 RPM;
periodically replacing the serum free medium with fresh serum free medium and removing spontaneously destroyed unwanted cells comprising exocrine cells and blood cells and elements of connective tissue until at least 80% of remaining cells are beta-islet cells;
collecting residual tissues of micro fragments from the first incubation;
incubating, in a second incubation, the residual tissues of micro fragments in 7% rabbit serum medium at temperature 36° C. to 37.2° C. for 5 to 10 days at 0% to 5% CO2;
periodically replacing the medium with fresh medium and removing spontaneously destroyed unwanted cells comprising exocrine cells and blood cells and elements of connective tissue until at least 80% of remaining cells are progenic cells or beta-islet cells;
and collecting the progenic cells and beta-islet cells from the first and second incubation.
US Pat. No. 10,507,224

COMPOSITION INCLUDING KIRENOL OR SIEGESBECKIA HERBA EXTRACT FOR MUSCLE FUNCTION IMPROVEMENT OR EXERCISE ABILITY ENHANCEMENT

AAT Costech Co., Ltd., S...

1. A method of improving muscular endurance in a subject, the method comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of a composition that includes a Siegesbeckia herba extract or a fraction of the Siegesbeckia herba extract as an active ingredient.
US Pat. No. 10,508,270

COORDINATED COEXPRESSION OF THROMBIN

AbSci LLC, Vancouver, WA...

1. An isolated host cell in culture comprising two or more types of expression constructs,wherein each type of expression construct comprises at least one promoter selected from the group consisting of Escherichia coli sugar-inducible promoters and propionate-inducible promoters, and the expression construct of each type comprises an inducible promoter that is different from at least one said inducible promoter of the expression construct of each other type, and wherein each inducible promoter is not a lactose-inducible promoter, and
wherein the host cell has a reduced level of gene function of at least one gene encoding a protein that metabolizes an inducer of at least one said inducible promoter, and
wherein at least one said expression construct comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of:
(a) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain;
(b) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain; and
(c) a polypeptide that comprises the amino acid sequences of the thrombin A chain and the thrombin B chain, and is longer than prethombin-2 and shorter than prethrombin-1; and
wherein a host cell comprising at least one said expression construct that encodes a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain further comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain, and said polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain is not contiguous with said polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain, and
wherein a host cell comprising at least one said expression construct that encodes a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain further comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain, and said polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain is not contiguous with said polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain.
US Pat. No. 10,507,249

LIPID NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MRNA DELIVERY

Translate Bio, Inc., Lex...

1. A method for pulmonary delivery of messenger RNA (mRNA) for in vivo production of a protein in the lung comprising administering via inhalation from a nebulizer to the lung of a subject, a composition comprising an mRNA that encodes the protein,wherein the mRNA is encapsulated within a lipid nanoparticle comprising one or more PEG-modified lipids, and
wherein the administering of the composition results in detectable levels of the protein at least 72 hours after administration in the subject's lung.
US Pat. No. 10,509,044

METHODS FOR ASSESSING DIFFERENTIAL RISK FOR DEVELOPING HEART FAILURE

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, B...

1. A method for predicting whether a human patient 65 years of age or older with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is at increased risk for developing heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), comprisingi) obtaining the results of an assay that measures levels of N-terminal pro B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP); and
ii) obtaining the results of an assay that measures levels of cardiac troponin T;
wherein the patient is at increased risk for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) if
a. the level of NT-proBNP is increased relative to a control, and the level of cardiac troponin T is increased relative to a control;
b. the level of NT-proBNP is increased relative to a control; or
c. the level of cardiac troponin T is increased relative to a control,
wherein the method further comprises administering to the patient an effective amount of one or more ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,508,277

CHEMICALLY MODIFIED MULTIFUNCTIONAL SHORT INTERFERING NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT MEDIATE RNA INTERFERENCE

SIRNA THERAPEUTICS, INC.,...

1. A chemically modified multifunctional short interfering nucleic acid (siNA) assembled from two separate double-stranded siNAs, each double-stranded siNA having a sense strand and an antisense strand of a length from about 18 to about 28 nucleotides,wherein either (a) one end of each sense strand of the two double-stranded siNAs is covalently bonded via a tether, or (b) one end of each antisense strand of the two double-stranded siNAs is covalently bonded via a tether,
wherein the antisense strand of each double-stranded siNA comprises a sequence complementary to a target sequence or a portion thereof,
wherein the sense or antisense strand of each double-stranded siNA is annealed to its corresponding strand that has been tethered at one end to another strand of the other double-stranded siNA,
wherein the tether is a nucleotide linker or a non-nucleotide linker, and
wherein the chemically modified multifunctional siNA comprises one or more chemical modifications.
US Pat. No. 10,508,283

METHODS AND MEANS OF INCREASING THE WATER USE EFFICIENCY OF PLANTS

Performance Plants, Inc.,...

1. A method of increasing water use efficiency in a plant, comprising:a) transforming a plant, a plant tissue culture or a plant cell with a vector comprising a nucleic acid construct that inhibits the expression or activity of a PK220 gene to obtain a transformed plant, a transformed plant tissue culture or a transformed plant cell, wherein the nucleic acid construct comprises an antisense sequence of a nucleic acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 100, 153, 161 and 193;
b) growing the transformed plant or regenerating a plant from the transformed plant tissue culture or the transformed plant cell; and
c) selecting a plant having increased water use efficiency relative to a wild type plant.
US Pat. No. 10,508,289

RARE-CUTTING ENDONUCLEASES FOR EFFICIENT AND SPECIFIC TARGETING DNA SEQUENCES COMPRISING HIGHLY REPETITIVE MOTIVES

CELLECTIS, Paris (FR)

1. A method of contracting a repeat sequence within a genetic sequence in a cell, comprising:(a) selecting a target sequence spanning the repeat sequence and a region adjacent to the repeat sequence;
(b) providing a rare-cutting endonuclease capable of binding said target sequence and cleaving the repeat sequence; and
(c) introducing said rare-cutting endonuclease into said cell,
wherein said rare-cutting endonuclease binds to the target sequence by recognizing at least 10 nucleic acid bases adjacent to the repeat sequence and at least 5 nucleic acid bases inside the repeat sequence;
such that the rare-cutting endonuclease induces cleavage within repeat sequence and induces contraction of the repeat sequence by Single Stranded Annealing, wherein the rare-cutting endonuclease has at least 80% amino acid sequence identity with a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 8, 10 and 15.
US Pat. No. 10,508,291

PROCESSING BIOMASS

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

1. An animal feed made by a process comprising (i) treating a comminuted lignocellulosic biomass with electron beam radiation of greater than 5 Mrad, and at a dosing sufficient to produce a recalcitrance reduced lignocellulosic biomass, and (ii) combining said recalcitrance reduced lignocellulosic biomass with a solid additive, thereby producing an animal feed.
US Pat. No. 10,508,153

ANTIBODIES DIRECTED TO THE DELETION MUTANTS OF EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR AND USES THEREOF

Amgen Fremont Inc., Frem...

1. An isolated polynucleotide molecule:(a) comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the heavy chain amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of: SEQ ID NOs: 2, 4, 5, 7, and 10, or encoding a heavy chain amino acid sequence, or a fragment thereof, selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 142, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17, wherein the fragment comprises a CDR1 that is a CDR1 in the heavy chain amino acid sequence, a CDR2 that is a CDR2 in the heavy chain amino acid sequence, and a CDR3 that is a CDR3 in the heavy chain amino acid sequence; or
(b) consisting of a nucleotide sequence encoding a fragment of the heavy chain amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 2, 4, 5, 7 and 10, wherein the fragment comprises a CDR1 that is a CDR1 in the heavy chain amino acid sequence, a CDR2 that is a CDR2 in the heavy chain amino acid sequence, and a CDR3 that is a CDR3 in the heavy chain amino acid sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,508,221

AQUEOUS LOW ABRASIVE SILICA SLURRY AND AMINE CARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEM

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. An aqueous chemical mechanical planarization polishing composition comprising an abrasive of one or more dispersions of colloidal silica particles having one or more aminosilane compounds bonded to a surface of the colloidal silica particles, wherein the one or more dispersions of a plurality of colloidal silica particles has a zeta potential of from +5 to +50 mV at the pH of the composition, and at least one amine heterocycle carboxylic acid having an isolectric point (pI) from 3 to 4.5, a cationic polymer comprising a diallyldialkylamine salt having a cationic nitrogen, a diallylamine salt having a cationic amine group or a diallylalkylamine salt having a cationic amine group, and one or more compounds containing two quaternary ammonium groups, the composition has a pH of from 2.5 to 5.3, and, further wherein, the amount of the abrasive particles as solids, ranges from 0.01 to 20 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition, and the composition is free of oxidizer compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,512,177

HOUSING TO CLAD ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A housing to clad electrical components of a vehicle comprising:a first housing part having a first central region with a contact area that bears the housing against a windshield, the first housing part having a first edge region peripherally extending about the first central region; and
a second housing part having a second central region and a second edge region extending peripherally about the second central region, the second edge region of the second housing part connected to the first edge region of the first housing part to form a cavity between the first and second central regions, wherein the electrical components are arranged in the cavity,
wherein the first and the second central regions of the first and second housing parts each have conductor tracks to which the electrical components are arranged in the cavity and conductively connected; and
wherein the first and the second housing parts are produced from an injection-moldable material and the conductor tracks are at least partially encapsulated by injection molding.

US Pat. No. 10,512,065

FLEXIBLE CONTROL INFORMATION REPORTING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of providing uplink control information in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:mapping a plurality of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes to respective locations in an acknowledgement section of a payload format of an uplink control channel;
receiving a request from a scheduling entity to transmit acknowledgment information corresponding to one or more selected HARQ processes of the plurality of HARQ processes on a current uplink control channel, the current uplink control channel comprising a payload having the payload format;
grouping the acknowledgment section into segments, wherein each of the segments is mapped to one of the HARQ processes and each of the segments includes a plurality of payload bits, wherein the request indicates one or more selected ones of the segments to include in the acknowledgment section of the payload of the current uplink control channel, and
transmitting the current uplink control channel comprising the acknowledgment information corresponding to the one or more selected HARQ processes in the payload based on the mapping, the current uplink control channel further comprising other control information in a remaining portion of the payload.

US Pat. No. 10,512,004

INDICATING STATUS OF FORWARDED DATA

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a transceiver that communicates with a remote unit;
a processor that:
determines to handover the remote unit to a target base unit;
sends a conditional handover command to the remote unit, the conditional handover command including at least one condition the remote unit is to monitor for fulfillment prior to handing over to the target base unit;
receives downlink data from a core network;
forwards the downlink data for the remote unit to the target base unit in response to sending the conditional handover command;
transmits a copy of the downlink data to the remote unit in response to sending the conditional handover command;
receives uplink data from the remote unit after sending the conditional handover command;
forwards the uplink data to the target base unit;
sends an end marker to the target base unit in response to completing the forwarding of the uplink data; and
sends a status message to the target base unit, the status message indicating which of the forwarded downlink data was successfully transmitted to the remote unit.

US Pat. No. 10,511,997

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION DURING BROADCAST DELIVERY

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method executed in a Broadcast Multicast Service Centre (BM-SC) for transmitting data in a broadcast session to at least one user equipment (UE) in a radio communication system, the method comprising:a Broadcast Multicast Service Centre (BM-SC) determining to transmit data to at least one UE, said BM-SC comprising a processor, a computer readable memory, a transmitter and a receiver;
the BM-SC determining a Forward Error Correction (FEC) redundancy level for said data transmission, and
the BM-SC employing its transmitter to transmit to said UE said data and FEC redundancy level information declaring the determined FEC redundancy level, wherein
the FEC redundancy level information transmitted to said UE comprises an integer value (V) declaring an FEC redundancy percentage corresponding to the determined FEC redundancy level determined by the BM-SC.

US Pat. No. 10,511,990

WIRELESS RELAY BACKHAUL OVER VISITOR WIRELESS USER DEVICES

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless relay to use multiple wireless backhaul options, the method comprising:a wireless access point wirelessly exchanging user data with wireless user devices including a visitor wireless user device;
the wireless access point and Relay Equipment (RE) exchanging the user data;
the RE wirelessly exchanging the user data with a home wireless communication network;
the RE detecting a loss of performance for the home wireless communication network;
the wireless access point initiating and scheduling a wireless Device-to-Device (D2D) link between the RE and the visitor wireless user device and wirelessly exchanging additional user data with the wireless user devices;
the wireless access point and the RE exchanging the additional user data; and
the RE wirelessly exchanging the additional user data with the home wireless communication network over the wireless D2D link to the visitor wireless user device and the visitor wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,511,973

PERSONAL VIRTUAL CORE NETWORKS

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor and based on an analysis of a report, that a user device should be isolated from a core network, wherein the report comprises user information and activity data associated with the user device, wherein the user device communicates with the core network, and wherein the core network is configured to provide connectivity at a geographic location;
creating, by the processor, a virtual core network to support the connectivity;
creating, by the processor, a routing flow to route communications intended for the user device to the user device via the virtual core network; and
activating, by the processor, the virtual core network and the routing flow.

US Pat. No. 10,511,971

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATION ENABLED SEARCH AND SECURE AUTHENTICATION

Pointr Limited, London (...

1. A method of authentication in ride hailing situations, the method comprising:transmitting, to a server, a request for a ride to a destination, the transmitting by a first computing device of a passenger;
receiving an indication that a second computing device of a driver accepted the ride to the destination;
communicating, via the server, first location data of the first computing device to the second computing device and first location data of the second computing device to the first computing device;
determining a first distance between the first and second computing device based on the first location data of the first and second computing device;
responsive to determining that the first distance between the first and second computing device satisfies a first threshold distance condition, communicating, via a first point-to-point communication between the first computing device and the second computing device, second location data of the first computing device to the second computing device and second location data of the second computing device to the first computing device; and
presenting, based on the second location data of the first and second computing device, directions for the first computing device to reach the second computing device and directions for the second computing device to reach the first computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,964

SWITCHING MOBILE SERVICE PROVIDER USING BLOCKCHAIN

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:fetching, by a mobile service provider, porting data of a mobile device from a blockchain ledger accessible by the mobile service provider and by a current mobile service provider;
sending, by the mobile service provider, a request to the blockchain ledger to update data of the current mobile service provider;
porting a mobile number of the mobile device, by the mobile service provider, when the blockchain ledger indicates that a connection between the current mobile service provider and the mobile device is disconnected; and
updating the porting data in the blockchain ledger.

US Pat. No. 10,511,954

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WLAN D2D TECHNOLOGY AND LTE PROSE INTERWORKING, PROSE OPTIMIZATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of establishing a wireless local area network (WLAN) communication link, the method comprising:transmitting, by a first user equipment (UE), a proximity based services (ProSe) sidelink (PT5) discovery message including a neighbor awareness networking (NAN) service discovery information to a second UE over a PC5 link; and
communicating, by the first UE, with the second UE over the WLAN communication link,
wherein the WLAN communication link is established with the second UE based on the NAN service discovery information included in the PC5 discovery message, and
wherein the NAN service discovery information includes at least one of a hashed NAN service identification, a hashed NAN interface address and a service specific information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,953

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A wireless communication apparatus communicable in a system in which a predetermined period to transmit or receive a beacon is shared in a wireless network, comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor that, upon execution of the instructions, functions as
a reception unit configured to receive signals during the predetermined period; and
a setting unit configured to set a value to be used in determining whether to play a role of transmitting a signal for causing another wireless communication apparatus not belonging to the wireless network to recognize the wireless network, based on first information about a number of transmission sources of the signals received by the reception unit.

US Pat. No. 10,511,936

MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATION GENERATION

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a server via an electronic device within an automobile and operated by a user, an indication that the automobile traveled a distance within a predetermined period of time has satisfied an acceleration threshold corresponding to the electronic device's acceleration in at least one axis within a predetermined period of time,
wherein the electronic device comprises an accelerometer and is configured to monitor acceleration data associated with the electronic device along a plurality of axes associated with the electronic device by periodically receiving the acceleration data from the accelerometer;
in response to receiving the indication, determining, by the server, the distance traveled by the automobile during the predetermined period of time using location data of the electronic device;
upon the distance satisfying a distance threshold, determining, by the server, a notification corresponding to a profile of the user; and
causing, by the server, the electronic device to display the notification.

US Pat. No. 10,511,935

LOCATION BASED INFORMATION SERVICE APPLICATION

1. A method comprising: receiving, at a server, geo-location coordinates of a location on a selected map on a screen of a mobile device upon generation of a stimulus associated with the map; selecting a radius surrounding the geo-location coordinates of the location; identifying a geographic element within the radius surrounding the geo-location coordinates of the location, the geographic element meeting a predetermined criterion with respect to the geo-location coordinates; selecting an electronic file comprising information on the identified geographical element, transmitting the selected electronic file to the mobile device; wherein the stimulus is provided for obtaining information on the location on the selected map and the geo-location coordinates of the location on the map are independent of the geo-location coordinates of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,934

NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A navigational system comprising:an application provided on a user's communication and data transfer device (“cdd”), the cdd including a display device and a speaker, the application including logic configured to cause (i) the display device to display a map showing a current location of the user along a route relative to a desired location, (ii) the speaker at certain times to automatically provide audible route instructions to the desired location, the times based on a distance remaining to the desired location or on an upcoming turn, and (iii) a selectable button to be displayed on the display device, the button selected by the user when the user is on the route and in between the automatic route instructions to initiate an audible route instruction provided by the speaker to the desired location using the user's current location.

US Pat. No. 10,511,929

OPPORTUNISTIC SIGNAL RECEPTION FOR MOBILE DEVICE POSITION LOCATION ESTIMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for use in obtaining a location of a mobile device, the method comprising, with the mobile device:receiving assistance data that is indicative of a plurality of signals to be transmitted by one or more transmitting devices;
identifying, based at least in part on the assistance data, at least a first signal of the plurality of signals to be transmitted over a first frequency band and a second signal of the plurality of signals to be transmitted over a second frequency band during a reception window, wherein at least a portion of the second frequency band is outside of the first frequency band and the second frequency band is narrower than the first frequency band;
subsequently receiving at least, the first signal and the second signal via a receiver tuned to a reception frequency band, wherein the reception frequency band encompasses at least the first frequency band and the second frequency band;
measuring a first time of arrival corresponding to reception of the first signal and a second time of arrival of corresponding to reception of the second signal; and
obtaining a location of the mobile device, wherein the location is based, at least in part, on the first time of arrival measurement, the second time of arrival measurement, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,511,910

SMART HEADPHONE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A smart headphone, comprising:a sensor configured to sense external information;
a memory configured to store feature information; and
a controller operatively connected to the sensor and the memory, respectively, and configured to compare the external information sensed by the sensor with the feature information stored in the memory, and configured to control a playback state of audio information in the smart headphone according to a result of the comparison,
wherein the sensor comprises a sound sensor and an image sensor, and the feature information comprises sound feature information and face feature information,
wherein the controller is further configured to compare external sound information sensed by the sound sensor with the sound feature information stored in the memory; and
wherein when the controller determines that the external sound information contains sound matching information that matches the sound feature information, the controller is configured to control the smart headphone to stop the playback of the audio information or to play back the audio information,
wherein when the controller determines that the external sound information contains the sound matching information that matches the sound feature information, the image sensor is configured to sense external image information, and the controller is further configured to compare the external image information sensed by the image sensor with the face image feature information stored in the memory;
wherein when the controller determines that the external image information sensed by the image sensor contains face image matching information that matches the face image feature information stored in the memory, the controller is configured to control the smart headphone to stop the playback of the audio information; and
wherein when the controller determines that the external image information sensed by the image sensor does not contain the face image matching information that matches the face image feature information stored in the memory, the controller is further configured to control the smart headphone to play back the audio information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,909

CROSSTALK CANCELLATION FOR OPPOSITE-FACING TRANSAURAL LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS

Boomcloud 360, Inc., Enc...

1. A system for processing an input audio signal, comprising:a left speaker and a right speaker in an opposite facing speaker configuration; and
a crosstalk cancellation processor configured to:
separate a left channel of the input audio signal into a left inband signal and a left out-of-band signal;
separate a right channel of the input audio signal into a right inband signal and a right out-of-band signal;
generate a left crosstalk cancellation component by filtering and time delaying the left inband signal;
generate a right crosstalk cancellation component by filtering and time delaying the right inband signal;
generate a left output channel by combining the right crosstalk cancellation component with the left inband signal and the left out-of-band signal;
generate a right output channel by combining the left crosstalk cancellation component with the right inband signal and the right out-of-band signal; and
provide the left output channel to the left speaker and the right output channel to the right speaker to generate sound including a plurality of crosstalk cancelled listening regions that are spaced apart, the sound including a monofill region in between a first crosstalk cancelled listening region of the plurality of crosstalk cancelled listening regions and a second crosstalk cancelled listening region of the plurality of crosstalk cancelled listening regions.

US Pat. No. 10,511,870

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING A DATA STREAM IN A SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SERVICE FOR BROADCASTING DATA STREAMS AND AT LEAST TWO TERMINALS

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for arbitrating source allocation at a network equipment configured to be connected to at least two terminals, said method comprising:receiving, at said network equipment, a message transmitted by one first terminal and indicating that said first terminal cannot receive a requested first program from a first source because a bandwidth available on a network connecting said terminals with the network equipment is not sufficient,
arbitrating, by said network equipment, between said first source and sources of programs being transmitted to said terminals, by determining, for each source, an impact value associated with a change of source with each one of other sources and compatible with terminal's capacity, wherein the impact value defining an impact level to a user watching a display of a program when switching between two sources with different resolutions for the same program, the impact level when switching from HD to SD being higher than the impact level when switching from SD to HD, the arbitrating beginning by seeking a change of source with a minimum impact value from a set of predefined impact values,
notifying the change of source, determined by the arbitration, to at least a second terminal receiving a second program so that said first terminal is able to receive the requested first program from said first source.

US Pat. No. 10,511,866

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING AND DISPLAYING VIDEOS

Longtail Ad Solutions, In...

14. A system for obtaining and playing a first video in connection with the play of a second video, comprising:a data acquisition unit that performs initialization procedures when a video player software application is instantiated as part of a process of rendering a page of a website on a user's browser, wherein the initialization procedures include determining at least a title of a second video that will be played by the video player software upon receiving a play command from the user;
a bid request unit that sends a bid request to at least one video provider, where the bid request includes information about the second video and information about the instantiation of the video player software application on the rendered page of the website;
a bid analysis unit that receives, from at least one video provider, a bid for playing a first video to the user, where the bid includes a price that the at least one video provider will pay to have the first video played to the user, and information that enables the video player software application to obtain and play the first video to the user, and wherein the bid analysis unit also determines if the bid price received from the at least one video provider is equal to or greater than a preset floor value; and
a player unit that plays the first video to the user when the user issues a play command and when the bid price received from the at least one video provider is determined to be equal to or greater than the preset floor price, and wherein the player unit thereafter plays the second video to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,511,853

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARALLEL RATE-CONSTRAINED MOTION ESTIMATION IN VIDEO CODING

ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPE...

1. A method for parallel rate-constrained motion estimation in a video encoder, the method comprising:determining a first set of Motion Vector Predictor Candidates (MVPC) for each block of a set of blocks from a current frame wherein said first set comprises a set of motion vectors associated with a plurality of blocks from a previously processed frame;
applying a parallel Rate-Constrained Motion Estimation (RCME) to determine, in parallel Motion Vector Candidates (MVC) corresponding to said first set of MVPCs of each block of said set of blocks; and
determining an optimal Motion Vector (MV) for each block based on a rate distortion optimization using the determined MVCs and a second set of motion vector predictor candidates derived from a neighboring block of said each block.

US Pat. No. 10,511,843

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOOP FILTERING ACROSS SLICE OR TILE BOUNDARIES

HFI Innovation Inc., Zhu...

23. An apparatus for loop filter processing of video data in a video decoder, the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
receive a current block of processed-reconstructed pixels associated with a picture from a media or a processor, wherein the picture is partitioned into a plurality of slices or tiles by a plurality of region boundaries;
identify a neighboring block directly adjacent to the current block, wherein the neighboring block is directly adjacent to a left side of the current block or an upper side of the current block;
identify a first one of the plurality of slices or tiles comprising the current block, and a second one of the plurality of slices or tiles comprising the neighboring block;
when the first one of the plurality of slices or tiles is different from the second one of the plurality of slices or tiles, determine sharing of loop filter information between the current block and the neighboring block is not allowed independent of any parameters that are shared between the current block and the neighboring block;
when the first one of the plurality of slices or tiles is identical to the second one of the plurality of slices or tiles, determine sharing of the loop filter information between the current block and the neighboring block is allowed independent of any parameters that are shared between the current block and the neighboring block; and
parse a merge flag from a video bitstream and decoding the merge flag only if sharing of the loop filter information is determined to be allowed, wherein the merge flag indicates whether the loop filter information is shared between the current block and the neighboring block.

US Pat. No. 10,511,834

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTRA BLOCK COPY REFERENCE LIST CONSTRUCTION

HFI Innovation Inc., Zhu...

1. A method of coding video data, comprising:receiving input data associated with a current slice in a current picture;
determining a temporary reference picture list for the current slice, and including the current picture at the end of the temporary picture list when an Intra Picture Block Copy (IntraBC) mode is allowed for the current slice, in an initialization stage of reference picture list construction;
deriving a final reference picture list from the temporary reference picture list by including N entries of the temporary reference picture list to the final reference picture list, wherein N is a maximum number of reference pictures allowed in the final reference picture list;
adjusting the final reference picture list by setting the current picture to a predefined position of the final reference picture list when an entry number of the temporary reference picture list is greater than N, reference picture list modification is not performed, and there is no entry in the final reference picture list that equals to the current picture; and
encoding or decoding the current slice according to the final reference picture list.

US Pat. No. 10,511,801

PORTABLE RECORDING DEVICE MULTIMEDIA CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

WHP Workflow Solutions, I...

1. A portable recording device, comprising:an accessory housing;
a low-energy transceiver physically coupled to the accessory housing;
a high-energy transceiver physically coupled to the accessory housing;
one or more sensors physically coupled to the accessory housing, the one or more sensors configured to capture a stream of real-time data from an environment surrounding the portable recording device;
a category selector physically coupled to the accessory housing, the category selector being configured to selectively toggle, via user actuation, between one or more preset positions;
an activation button physically coupled to the accessory housing, the activation button to trigger one or more actions associated with the stream of real-time data;
a controller physically coupled to the accessory housing, the controller further communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors, the category selector, and the activation button, the controller further comprising:
one or more processors;
memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory including computer executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to perform functions of the portable recording device, the functions to:
initiate a recording of the stream of real-time data based at least in part on receipt of a first user actuation of the activation button and the stream of real-time data captured by the one or more sensors;
assign a category identifier to the stream of real-time data, based at least in part on a user selection of a preset position of the one or more preset positions associated with the category selector;
terminate the recording of the stream of real-time data based at least in part on receipt of a second user actuation of the activation button;
generate a multimedia data packet that includes at least the recording of the stream of real-time data and the category identifier;
broadcast, via the low-energy transceiver, a device identifier associated with the portable recording device;
establish, via the high-energy transceiver, a high-energy communication connection with a computing device, based at least in part on receipt of the device identifier by the computing device; and
transmit, via the high-energy communication connection, the multimedia data packet to the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,797

SOUND-PRODUCING COMPONENT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A sound-producing component, comprising a sound-producing element, a backplane and at least one elastic element, wherein the elastic element comprises a first clamping portion and a second clamping portion; the sound-producing element comprises a first mounting portion; the backplane comprises a second mounting portion; the first mounting portion is clamped with the first clamping portion; and the second mounting portion is clamped with the second clamping portion;wherein the elastic element comprises a main body, a first protrusion, a second protrusion and a third protrusion; the first protrusion, the second protrusion, and the third protrusion are protruded from the main body and sequentially arranged on the main body; the first clamping portion is formed among the protrusion, the second protrusion and the main body; and the second clamping portion is formed among the second protrusion, the third protrusion and the main body;
wherein the elastic element is provided with a first recess, and the first mounting portion is provided with a first projection matched with the first recess; and
wherein the first recess is recessed in the main body, the second protrusion and a part of the third protrusion close to the second protrusion.