US Pat. No. 10,115,101

WIRELESS ESTABLISHMENT OF IDENTITY VIA BI-DIRECTIONAL RFID

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method implemented in a hardware computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions, the method comprising:blocking, by a computing device, generating of a username and a password for a predetermined duration of time by placing an expiration flag on a current username and password for the predetermined duration of time;
randomly generating the username and the password at the computing device of the hardware computer infrastructure;
sending, by the computing device, device data including at least the username and the password to a transceiver;
setting, by the computing device, an expiration time for the username and the password;
after the expiration time is reached, generating, by the computing device, another username and password and sending the another username and password to the transceiver;
receiving, by the computing device, a service set identifier (SSID) that identifies an access point in a wireless network from the transceiver; and
sending the device data to the access point based on the SSID of the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,115,082

SYSTEMS AND DEVICES CONTROLLED RESPONSIVE TO DATA BEARING RECORDS

DADESYSTEMS, INC., Miami...

1. Apparatus operative to cause financial transfers responsive to data included on data bearing records in the form of financial checks, comprising:at least one computer, wherein the at least one computer includes at least one processor circuit and is operative to cause
data corresponding to a bar code to be sent to a payee terminal operated by a check payee having a payee account, wherein the payee terminal is remote from the at least one computer, wherein the payee terminal includes a display and is operative to cause a visual image including the bar code to be output through the display,
wherein the at least one computer includes at least one computer data store including payee account data corresponding to the payee account,
wherein the bar code corresponds to at least one identifier,
wherein the bar code is configured to be used to produce bar code digital image data corresponding to the bar code when captured from the display of the payee terminal by a digital camera of a mobile device, wherein the mobile device includes
the digital camera,
at least one manual input device,
a mobile display,
a wireless communication interface,
at least one mobile processor circuit,
at least one mobile data store in operative connection with the at least one mobile processor circuit, wherein the at least one mobile data store includes mobile processor executable instructions,
wherein the mobile device is configured to be operated by the check payee to capture digital check image data corresponding to a visual image of at least one side of a financial check, wherein the check includes visible indicia corresponding to the check payee, a check payor account, and a check amount,
wherein the mobile device is configured to
determine the at least one identifier from the bar code digital image data,
communicate the digital check image data and data corresponding to the at least one identifier to the at least one computer,
wherein the at least one computer is operative responsive at least in part to the at least one identifier to cause the check amount to be credited to the payee account.

US Pat. No. 10,115,077

SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES

Gaiasoft IP Limited, Lon...

1. An organizational management system for providing an electronic user interface to access digital information resources over a computer network, the system comprising:an input device;
a digitized personal profile of a user of the system including security privileges of the user;
a graphical user interface configured to display an interactive digital scorecard comprising a plurality of indicators organized according to a hierarchy of intent and associated with an entity, wherein a first indicator of the plurality of indicators represents a level of maturity of a process based on a maturity model format that defines a plurality of maturity levels and includes electronic links to associated knowledge; and
a processor coupled to the input device and the graphical user interface, the processor being configured to:
provide, responsive to receiving a change to a definition of the maturity model format of the first indicator, an update to the interactive scorecard of the graphical user interface;
receive a selection of an indicator from the input device at the updated graphical user interface;
identify, in response to the selected indicator, digital information resources accessed by the electronic links based on the digitized personal profile of the user, the digital information resources providing knowledge associated with the selected indicator; and
provide, using the updated graphical user interface, the user with access to the digital information resources, wherein access to the digital information resources is based on the content of the digitized personal profile of the user and the selected indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,115,073

MEDICAL CABINET COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHODS

WAVEMARK, INC., Concord,...

1. A storage cabinet, comprising:at least one shelf that holds items and divides an interior of the cabinet;
a first communication channel through which the cabinet communicates with an inventory management system;
a second communication channel through which the cabinet communicates with a nearby cabinet, wherein the second communication channel is a short-range wireless network channel; and
a transceiver device that establishes and transmits a signal of the second communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,115,071

DISTRIBUTED WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT

Manhattan Associates, Inc...

1. A distributed computing system, comprising:a main data store to store main data;
a plurality of data view computing devices, each of the plurality of data view computing devices comprising:
a partial data view data store to store at least one of a plurality of data view configuration properties and a partial copy of the main data, the partial copy of the main data being received from the main data store, and
a data view generation module to generate a data view based at least in part on the plurality of data view configuration properties and the partial copy of the main data, the generation being in real time and being responsive to one of a plurality of data view requests; and
a distributed workload management computing device communicatively coupleable to each of the plurality of data view computing devices and to the main data store, the distributed workload management computing device comprising:
a route establishing module to establish a route for each of the plurality of data view requests to an appropriate one of the plurality of data view computing devices based at least in part on a data type property, and
a data view routing module to route incoming data view requests according to the established routes to the appropriate one of the plurality of data view computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,115,047

TRANSACTION CARD WITH SECURED MAGNETIC STRIP AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card comprising:a card inlay having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite thereto;
a first data storage component having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto;
a card body comprising an outer surface and an inner surface opposite thereto; and
a window formed in the transaction card and housing the first data storage component;
wherein the card inlay is joined to the card body such that:
the outer surface of the card inlay substantially forms a first outer surface of the transaction card and the outer surface of the card body forms a second outer surface of the transaction card;
a portion of the inner surface of the card inlay contacts a reflective material positioned between the inner surface of the inlay and the inner surface of the body; and
the first data storage component is exposed through the window.

US Pat. No. 10,115,036

DETERMINING THE DIRECTION OF ROWS OF TEXT

ABBYY Development LLC, M...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processing device, an image of a document;
transforming the image to a binarized image by performing a binarization operation on the image;
identifying a portion of the binarized image that comprises one or more rows of textual content;
identifying a plurality of horizontal runs of white pixels in the one or more rows of textual content in the portion of the binarized image, and a plurality of vertical runs of white pixels in the one or more rows of textual content in the portion of the binarized image;
generating a first histogram for the plurality of horizontal runs of white pixels, and a second histogram for the plurality of vertical runs of white pixels; and
determining, by the processing device, an orientation of the one or more rows of textual content in the image based on the first histogram and the second histogram.

US Pat. No. 10,115,019

VIDEO CATEGORIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A video categorization method, the method comprising:acquiring a key frame from a video, the key frame comprising an image including a face;
acquiring a face feature from the key frame of the video;
acquiring one or more face features that correspond to one or more respective picture categories;
selecting a picture category to which the video belongs based on the face feature from the key frame and the one or more face features corresponding to the one or more respective picture categories;
assigning the video to the picture category to which the video belongs;
wherein the acquiring the key frame from the video comprises:
acquiring, from the video, at least one video frame comprising one or more faces,
determining a face parameter for each of the at least one video frame, the face parameter comprising either or both of a face quantity and a face location, and
determining the key frame from the video, based on the face parameter for each of the at least one video frame; and
wherein determining the key frame in the video according to the face parameter for each of the at least one video frame comprises:
determining, according to the face parameter for each of the at least one video frame, one or more non-duplicate video frames each having a face parameter that does not reoccur for other video frames, and
selecting at least one of the non-duplicate video frames as the key frame.

US Pat. No. 10,115,016

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO IDENTIFY A VEHICLE AND GENERATE RESERVATION

1. A method to generate reservation information, the method comprising:(a) providing a memory configured to comprise at least one module of executable instructions, the memory further configured to comprise a database of reservation information;
(b) providing a controller configured to execute the module and communicate with the database;
(c) providing a mobile computing device comprising a display configured to exhibit information;
(d) providing a camera on the mobile computing device, the camera configured to record images of at least a portion of a vehicle-license plate;
(e) providing a visual recognition module configured to identify at least one character or symbol positioned on the vehicle-license plate;
(f) recording images, via the camera, of the at least a portion of the vehicle-license plate;
(g) storing the images recorded by the camera, via the controller, in a digital form as digital images in the memory, wherein the substance of the digital images is at least a portion of the vehicle-license plate;
(h) performing, via the controller, the visual recognition module to identify at least one character or symbol positioned on the vehicle-license plate within at least one digital image;
(i) producing, via the controller, the identification results of the visual recognition module, wherein the identification results include processed vehicle-license plate information;
(j) looking up, via the controller, at least one vehicle-share record based, at least in part, on the identification results;
(k) verifying, via the controller, the at least one vehicle-share record is adequate as well as a logical match for the identification results;
(l) exhibiting, via the display, reservation information generated from the at least one vehicle-share record, based upon the outcome of step (k); and
wherein the visual recognition module comprises:
a cascade classifier module configured to utilize a sliding-window search scheme in which windows of various scales can be slid across the substance of at least one digital image;
a Maximally Stable External Regions (MSER) module configured to detect any regions of interest in the substance of at least one digital image; and
an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) module configured to extract any text from the detected regions of interest within the substance of at least one digital image.

US Pat. No. 10,115,013

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SINGLE-PARTICLE LOCALIZATION USING WAVELET ANALYSIS

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. An apparatus for estimating a position of one or more particles, the apparatus comprising:an imaging system;
a detector, in optical communication with the imaging system, configured to detect an image of a plane;
a memory, operably coupled to the detector, configured to store a representation of the image of the plane;
a light source configured to excite the one or more particles; and
a processor, operably coupled to the memory, configured to:
(a) perform a wavelet decomposition of the image of the plane to form a wavelet map of the image of the plane;
(b) segment the wavelet map into multiple regions having intensity values above a predetermined threshold;
(c) estimate the location of a centroid for each of the multiple regions, the location of the centroid corresponding to the position of a particle in a first dimension and a second dimension of the plane;
(d) determine a total number of particles in the image of the plane based on the location of the centroid for each of the multiple regions;
(e) adjust at least one of an intensity of the light source and a wavelength of the light source based on the total number of particles in the image of the plane such that a number of imaged particles in a subsequent imaging process is adjusted, and perform the subsequent imaging process by repeating steps (a)-(d); and
(f) estimate the position for each particle in the image of the plane, in a third dimension, based on a fit of a point spread function (PSF) of the imaging system around the centroid for each of the multiple regions.

US Pat. No. 10,115,007

TRACKING OF HANDHELD SPORTING IMPLEMENTS USING COMPUTER VISION

SPORTSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A method for tracking an object approaching an athlete, the method comprising:at least three different cameras having different positions capturing three or more different sets of video images of the object approaching the athlete, wherein the athlete is in a stance prepared to strike the object;
a server processor receiving the three or more different sets of video images, wherein the three or more different sets of video images comprise the stance of the athlete;
the server processor approximating at least part of a 3D trajectory of the object based on the three or more sets of video images; and
the server processor superimposing a graphical representation of the at least part of the 3D trajectory of the object over at least one of the three or more different sets of video images.

US Pat. No. 10,115,000

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL IMAGING USING PATTERNED ILLUMINATION

Synaptics Incorporated, ...

1. An electronic device for imaging an input object, comprising:a display comprising a sensing surface and an array of display pixels;
a processing system communicatively coupled to the display, the processing system configured to:
selectively illuminate one or more of the display pixels according to a pattern;
acquire image data, from one or more detector pixels of the display, of the input object in contact with the sensing surface, wherein the image data corresponds to light from the illuminated display pixels that is reflected at the sensing surface of the display; and
process an image of the input object from the image data based upon the pattern,
wherein the processing system is configured to select the one or more detector pixels from a region surrounding the illuminated display pixels, the region being inside of an outer boundary that is defined by a first critical angle resulting from an interface between a surface of the input object and the sensing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,114,993

RFID SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED ANTENNA-COUPLER

ZIH Corp., Lincolnshire,...

1. An antenna-coupler for a system having a transceiver and being configured to process one or more smart media and associated transponders of the smart media, the antenna-coupler comprising:a first microstrip extending a first length from a first end to a first terminating point, wherein the first microstrip is terminated at the first terminating point by a first resistive load and the first microstrip is in communication with the transceiver for receiving and sending one or more electrical signals;
a second microstrip extending a second length from a second end to a second terminating point, wherein the second microstrip is terminated at the second terminating point by a second resistive load and the second microstrip is in communication with the transceiver for receiving and sending one or more additional electrical signals;
wherein the first microstrip and the second microstrip are generally orthogonal to each other forming a cross-like arrangement such that the first length of the first microstrip traverses the second length of the second microstrip;
a ground plane spaced apart from the first and second microstrips; and
at least one substrate extending at least partially between the ground plane and the first and second microstrips.

US Pat. No. 10,114,970

IMMUTABLE LOGGING OF ACCESS REQUESTS TO DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEMS

ALTR Solutions, Inc., Sa...

1. A tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors effectuate operations comprising:receiving, with one or more processors, a request to access a distributed data store, wherein:
the request is a request to read from or write to a unit of content pertaining to a workload application;
the distributed data store stores a plurality of units of content that are each distributed among multiple computing entities hosting different subsets of data of the distributed data store;
each computing entity among the multiple computing entities corresponds to a different host at a different user-space instance of one or more different computing devices; and
each unit of content requires information from a plurality of computing entities to read the respective unit of content;
when writing each unit of content, different portions of information required to access the respective unit of content are written to different ones of the multiple computing entities such that no single one of the multiple computing entities stores all of the information required to access the respective unit of content;
causing, with one or more processors of a computing device configured to participate in combining the information from the plurality of computing entities to access units of content, logging of the request in an entry in a tamper-evident log, wherein the tamper-evident log defines one or more sequences of cryptographic hash values based on earlier logged entries;
storing, with one or more processors, the tamper-evident log in memory;
determining, with one or more processors, whether the tamper-evident log evinces tampering of log entries based on consistency of at least one of the sequences of cryptographic hash values with at least some entries in the tamper-evident log;
determining, with one or more processors, a risk metric based on other access requests documented in the tamper-evident log and the request;
storing, with one or more processors, the risk metric in memory;
determining, with one or more processors, that the risk metric satisfies a threshold; and
in response to the determination, disabling, with one or more processors, a user account associated with the request, wherein disabling a user account associated with the request comprises disabling the user account during an active session in which the user account is authenticated in real time with the determination, wherein:
the tamper-evident log comprises a blockchain having cryptographic hash pointers between sequential blocks of the blockchain and Merkle trees within blocks of the blockchain, the cryptographic hash pointers being based on a cryptographic hash function that implements a Merkle-Damgård hash function;
determining an authoritative entry among a distributed set of instances of the blockchain does not require a proof-of-work from computing devices implementing each of the set of instances;
a given entry in the tamper-evident log comprises:
an identifier of a user account having credentials by which authorization to perform a corresponding database access operation is requested; and
a timestamp of the corresponding database access operation; and
the given entry further specifies a database application program interface command by which the corresponding access operation is expressed.

US Pat. No. 10,114,959

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a first memory to store, for each registered user amongst one or more registered users, a registered identification name of the registered user who is eligible to use the information processing apparatus and first publishable information indicating whether or not the registered identification name of the registered user is publishable;
circuitry to
determine whether the first publishable information of a specified user indicates that the registered identification name of the specified user is publishable,
generate a random number code in a case of a determination that the registered identification name of the specified user is not publishable, and generate an anonymized identification name constituted by a predetermined string concatenated to the random number code, and
generate usage history information of the specified user using the registered identification name of the specified user in a case of a determination that the registered identification name of the specified user is publishable or using the anonymized identification name constituted by the predetermined string concatenated to the random number code in the case of the determination that the registered identification name of the specified user is not publishable; and
a second memory to store the generated usage history information.

US Pat. No. 10,114,949

TECHNIQUES FOR MONITORING INTEGRITY OF OS SECURITY ROUTINE

McAfee, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. An apparatus to support secure processing comprising:a storage;
a hardware processor coupled to the storage and configured to:
execute an operating system (OS) in a first operating environment;
execute an OS security routine to recurringly verify an integrity of the OS;
execute a challenge routine in a second operating environment that is isolated from the first operating environment to recurringly challenge the OS security routine to provide a measure of the OS security routine; and
execute a response routine in the second operating environment to analyze each measure provided by the OS security routine and an elapsed time to receive each measure from the OS security routine to verify an integrity of the OS security routine;
a network interface coupled to the hardware processor; and
a security server,
wherein the response routine causes the hardware processor to receive a first measure from the OS security routine, to receive a first expected measure from the security server via the network interface, and to compare the first measure to the first expected measure to verify the integrity of the OS security routine, and
wherein the security server is configured to maintain a copy of the OS security routine and to measure the copy of the OS security routine to derive the first expected measure.

US Pat. No. 10,114,947

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOGGING PROCESSES WITHIN CONTAINERS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for logging processes within containers, at least a portion of the method being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:detecting creation of a new container that comprises a lightweight platform-independent filesystem capable of executing at least one process that is isolated from a host computing device that hosts the container;
launching, within the new container, a monitoring process that maintains a log of events associated with a process that will be executing within the new container;
recording to the log, by the monitoring process, data about at least one event associated with the process executing within the new container, wherein the at least one event is associated with evidence of potentially malicious activity that would otherwise be lost when the new container shuts down; and
exporting, by the monitoring process, the log to the host computing device that hosts the new container.

US Pat. No. 10,114,939

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN DEVICES

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for secure communications between devices, the steps of the method being performed by an intermediary computing device, comprising at least one processor, that provides authentication and privilege evaluation services to constrained devices, the method comprising:receiving, from a control device that is capable of transmitting control directives to a constrained smart device, a first X.509 certificate that binds an identity with a public encryption key and identifies the control device;
retrieving, from the first X.509 certificate:
authentication information comprising the public encryption key;
a permission setting indicating that the control device is only permitted to submit a device configuration command to configure the constrained smart device specified by the first X.509 certificate, wherein other types of commands are not permitted; and
an extension, within the first X.509 certificate, comprising a request from the control device to interact with the constrained smart device that lacks resources to perform authentication and privilege evaluation, wherein the requested interaction comprises a request to submit a command to the constrained smart device;
determining, based on the request included in the extension, that the control device is requesting to submit a command to the constrained smart device;
additionally receiving, from the constrained smart device, a second X.509 certificate;
retrieving, from the second X.509 certificate, authentication information that identifies the constrained smart device;
analyzing the authentication information in the first X.509 certificate in an attempt to use the authentication information to authenticate the control device;
analyzing the authentication information in the second X.509 certificate in an attempt to use the authentication information to authenticate the constrained smart device;
authenticating the control device based on the analyzed authentication information in the first X.509 certificate;
authenticating the constrained smart device based on the analyzed authentication information in the second X.509 certificate; and
upon successful authentication of the control device and the constrained smart device and in response to the determination that the requested interaction comprises a request to submit a command to the constrained smart device, restricting the requested interaction based on the permission setting in the first X.509 certificate, wherein restricting the requested interaction comprises:
allowing the requested interaction in response to a determination that the requested interaction comprises a request to configure the constrained smart device; or
rejecting the requested interaction in response to a determination that the requested interaction comprises a request to perform a type of command that is not a request to configure the constrained smart device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,937

CONTINUOUS BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAN-MACHINE USER INTERFACES

1. A system for providing continuous identity verification for access to a human operated machine comprising:one or more external hardware biometric scanners configured to provide biometric data readings of a number of physiological and behavioral characteristics from a user continuously and simultaneously acquired in real-time, one or more scan controllers reading sample of the data provided by the one or more external scanners, wherein the one or more scanner controllers are grouped in a bank, one or more scan bank managers controlling the one or more scan controllers to generate a separate digital biometric profile from each biometric data sample reading from a respective external biometric scanner;
one or more input/output ports modules configured to enable an external device to interface with the system to submit data or to accept output from the system;
a scan bank manager configured to execute time-synchronizing operations and output of the one or more scan controllers and execute scanner control commands;
a biometric database configured to store user reference digital biometric profiles for the number of respective user physiological and behavioral characteristic obtained during a registration process;
one or more probabilistic authentication processors each configured to execute user authentication based on a numerical calculation of the probability that a digital biometric profile generated from the biometric data reading of the number of physiological and behavioral characteristic of the user is equivalent to a user reference digital biometric profile retrieved from the biometric database;
an authenticator bank controller configured to execute time-synchronizing operations and output of the one or more probabilistic authentication processors;
a memory store;
one or more joint probability calculators each configured to accept one or more time synchronized statistically independent probability scores, computing a joint probability score and writing it into the memory store;
one or more statistical smoothing calculators each configured to read the one or more probability scores from the memory store, accept an operational parameter and carry out a computation and output of a moving statistic, such as moving mean or moving median or exponential smoothing value of the probability scores based on the provided operational parameter;
wherein the memory store has a specified capacity configured to store the one or more probability scores written by the one or more joint probability calculators such that if the specified capacity is reached, a new entry replaces an earliest previous entry written to the memory store;
an administrator function configured to configure the system;
a central control processor configured to supervise and manage the usage and operations of all system resources; and
a clock which enables the central processing unit to time-synchronize all system operations.

US Pat. No. 10,114,889

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILTERING KEYWORDS

Beijing Qihoo Technology ...

1. An improved information filtering system for filtering out sensitive information from content, which comprises:a processor; and
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor and storing instructions that upon execution by the processor cause the system to:
acquire text content;
scan the text content through a preset keyword dictionary;
in response to a determination that the text content contains a plurality of keywords stored in the preset keyword dictionary, determine a position of each of the plurality of keywords in the text content;
determine at least one character pitch between any two of the plurality of keywords in the text content based on the position of each keyword among the plurality of keywords, wherein the at least one character pitch is a difference between positions of any two of the plurality of keywords in the text content;
determine whether the at least one character pitch does not exceed a preset character pitch;
in response to a determination that the at least one character pitch does not exceed the preset character pitch, filter out the plurality of keywords from the text content;
wherein the preset keyword dictionary further stores a preset order of at least two keywords among all of the keywords that need to be filtered out; and
wherein the memory further stores instructions that upon execution by the processor cause the system to:
determine the order of the plurality of keywords according to the position of each keyword among the plurality of keywords in the text content,
compare the order of the plurality of keywords in the text content with the preset order of corresponding keywords stored in the keyword dictionary, and
when the order of the plurality of keywords in the text content matches the preset order of the corresponding keywords stored in the keyword dictionary, determine that the plurality of keywords satisfy the preset order.

US Pat. No. 10,114,810

METHODS AND A COMPUTING DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING COMMENTS AND GRAPHICAL ANNOTATIONS FOR A DOCUMENT

Workiva Inc., Ames, IA (...

1. A method for processing comments and graphical annotations on a document, the method comprising:a first computing device transmitting instructions for rendering a document to a second computing device via a computer network;
in response to the instructions, the second computing device
rendering the document on a display device as view-only;
defining a transparent drawing canvas over the rendered document
the second computing device receiving a user input indicating: a coordinate on the rendered document, a graphical annotation, and text for the graphical annotation;
the second computing device drawing the graphical annotation and placing the text on the drawing canvas anchored at the coordinate;
the second computing device mapping the coordinate to a portion of the document underneath the drawing canvas to which the text and the graphical annotation are to be anchored;
the second computing device transmitting, to the first computing device, an identifier of the portion of the document, a request for the graphical annotation to be anchored to the portion of the document, and a request for the text to be associated with the graphical annotation;
the first computing device using the identifier to determine a database entity containing the portion of the document
the first computing device storing the graphical annotation in a database in a graphical annotation entity of the database;
the first computing device creating, within the database, an association between the entity containing the portion of the document and the graphical annotation entity;
the first computing device storing the text in the database in a comment entity; and
the first computing device creating an association between the graphical annotation entity and the comment entity within the database.

US Pat. No. 10,114,761

SHARING TRANSLATION LOOKASIDE BUFFER RESOURCES FOR DIFFERENT TRAFFIC CLASSES

ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC., M...

1. A method for accessing data stored in memory, the method comprising:selecting a translation request specifying a virtual memory address and having, out of a plurality of translation requests ready for translation, a highest quality-of-service level for which an available finite state machine (“FSM”) exists in a translation lookaside buffer (“TLB”) work queue;
storing the selected translation request with the available FSM;
processing the translation request to obtain a physical memory address; and
outputting the physical memory address to access the data stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,114,710

HIGH AVAILABILITY VIA DATA SERVICES

Progress Software Corpora...

1. A method for a reduced failover time comprising:detecting, using one or more processors, that a first recovery server is back online after a failure of the first recovery server;
subsequent to detecting that the first recovery server is back online after the failure of the first recovery server, reading a transaction ID out of one or more queued messages in a persistent message queue corresponding to the first recovery server, the persistent message queue including one or more messages associated with one or more modifications to a first database requested by one or more application servers during the failure of the first recovery server, wherein the first database is one of a plurality of peer databases that replicate the one or more modifications;
deleting messages in the persistent message queue having a transaction ID matching a transaction ID in a transaction ID table in the first database; and
responsive to eliminating the messages in the message queue having matching transaction IDs in a transaction ID table, resuming normal operation of the first recovery server.

US Pat. No. 10,114,678

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING SERVICE DEFINITIONS IN AN INTELLIGENT WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Micro Focus Software Inc....

1. A method, comprising:acquiring; by workload management service manager that executes on one or more processors, workload images for workloads using workload identifiers, each workload image representing a workload executable version for a particular workload;
obtaining, by the workload management service manager, product images for software products using product identifiers; each product image representing a product executable version for a particular software product;
setting, by the workload management service manager, configuration parameters for each workload and product executable version, the configuration parameters including Domain Name System (DNS) servers, security protocols, and identity services for authentication, and customizing the configuration parameters based on combinations of the workloads and the software products being assembled;
producing, by the workload management service manager, a service image for a custom service, wherein the producing includes assembling each workload and product executable version with the configuration parameters together as a single logical unit accessible from a single reference to the custom service that provides access to each workload and the product executable version, wherein producing further includes providing within the service image a startup sequencer that shares an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the service image as provided by a particular DNS server when the service image is deployed, and automatically instantiating and executing the service image on a machine as the custom service;
deploying, by the workload management service manager, the service image and testing the custom service in a cloud processing environment, wherein testing further includes scheduling and performing tests within the cloud processing environment on the service image based on automatic evaluation of an identity-based policy for an administrator; the cloud processing environment, and the custom service and determining the identity-based policy based on identities for the administrator, the cloud processing environment, and the custom service;
dynamically and interactively adjusting, by the workload management service manager over time, some of the configuration parameters based on results of the testing to modify the service image representing a modified custom service, wherein adjusting further includes dynamically enhancing the custom service through the modified service based on a dynamic feedback loop where the results from the testing are evaluated and adjustments are made to the configuration parameters defining the service image, wherein adjusting receiving from the startup sequencer runtime information and the IP address for the service image;
cataloguing, by the workload management service manager, the service image in a service repository; and
recalling, by the workload management service manager, a deployed instance of the service image and producing, by the workload management service manager, a different version of the service image by using the service image from the service repository and: altering the configuration parameters, adding new workload images, removing some of the workload images, adding new product images, and removing some of the product images.

US Pat. No. 10,114,634

UPDATING A CONTROLLER UNIT IN A VEHICLE

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a service, releases comprising machine-readable instructions from different vendors, the releases for respective controller units of a vehicle;
presenting, by the service, a console accessible by the vendors to provide the releases to the service; and
communicating, by the service, the releases wirelessly to the vehicle to update machine-readable instructions executing on the respective controller units of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,114,559

GENERATING NODE ACCESS INFORMATION FOR A TRANSACTION ACCESSING NODES OF A DATA SET INDEX

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product for maintaining information on pages in a memory used for data in a data set stored in a storage, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therein that executes to perform operations, the operations comprising:allocating pages in the memory to internal nodes and leaf nodes of a tree data structure representing all or a portion of a data set index for the data set, wherein the leaf nodes identify data set members and the internal nodes are used to traverse the tree data structure to access the leaf nodes;
processing a transaction with respect to the data set that involves accessing the internal and leaf nodes in the tree data structure, wherein the transaction comprises a read or write operation;
generating, in transaction information, node access information for accessed nodes comprising nodes in the tree data structure accessed as part of processing the transaction, wherein the node access information includes a pointer to the page allocated to the accessed node prior to the transaction in response to the node being modified during the transaction;
for at least one modified node of the accessed nodes too be modified during the transaction, deallocating a page allocated to the modified node before the transaction to be available for reuse as an unallocated page and allocating a new page to the modified node including modified data for the modified node generated during the transaction; and
updating the pointer in the node access information for the at least one modified node to indicate the deallocated page.

US Pat. No. 10,114,557

IDENTIFICATION OF HOT REGIONS TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE AND ENDURANCE OF A NON-VOLATILE STORAGE DEVICE

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a storage device, a plurality of input/output (I/O) requests from a host, the plurality of I/O requests including read requests and write requests to be performed in a plurality of regions in a logical address space of the host; and
performing one or more operations for each region of the plurality of regions in the logical address space of the host, wherein each region includes two or more logical block addresses (LBAs), including:
determining whether the region in the logical address space of the host is accessed by the plurality of I/O requests more than a predetermined threshold number of times during a predetermined time period;
in accordance with a determination that the region in the logical address space of the host is accessed more than the predetermined threshold number of times during the predetermined time period, marking the region in the logical address space of the host with a hot region indicator; and
while the region in the logical address space of the host is marked with the hot region indicator,
identifying open physical blocks, comprising physical blocks, to which logical addresses in the region are mapped using a logical address to physical address mapping, that are not full and that are available for storing additional data while retaining data already stored therein; and
based on the identifying of open physical blocks to which logical addresses in the region are mapped, marking each of the identified open physical blocks with a hot block indicator, wherein the hot block indicator for a respective open physical block is distinct from the hot region indicator for the region in the logical address space of the host, and each block of the identified open physical blocks includes a plurality of pages and corresponds to a predefined range of physical addresses in a physical address space of the storage device;
wherein at least one region marked with the hot region indicator includes one or more logical addresses mapped to a physical block that is not open, and one or more logical addresses mapped to a physical block that is open.

US Pat. No. 10,114,546

DEVICE, METHOD, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING USER INTERFACE OBJECTS CORRESPONDING TO AN APPLICATION

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at an electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, wherein the device includes one or more sensors to detect intensities of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface:
displaying a user interface that includes a plurality of representations of content, including a respective representation of content corresponding to respective content associated with a respective application, wherein the respective representation of content is different from the respective content associated with the respective application;
while a focus selector is over the respective representation of content, detecting a gesture that includes a contact on the touch-sensitive surface; and
in response to detecting the gesture:
in accordance with a determination that the gesture meets criteria for displaying a new application window, wherein the criteria for displaying the new application window do not require that the contact had a maximum intensity during the gesture that met a respective intensity threshold in order for the criteria for displaying a new application window to be met, displaying the respective content in a new application window of the respective application; and
in accordance with a determination that the gesture meets criteria for displaying a preview, wherein the criteria for displaying the preview require that the contact reached an intensity during the gesture that was above the respective intensity threshold, displaying a respective preview of the respective content without displaying a new application window of the respective application, wherein the respective preview of the respective content was not displayed prior to detecting the gesture and displaying the preview of the respective content includes:
during a first portion of the gesture, in response to detecting the intensity of the contact increase from an intensity below the respective intensity threshold to an intensity above the respective intensity threshold, decreasing a size of a portion of the user interface relative to a remaining portion of the user interface, wherein:
 the portion of the user interface further decreases in size as the intensity of the contact increases above the respective intensity threshold; and
 the change in size of the portion of the user interface indicates that the respective preview of the respective content will be displayed without displaying the new application window of the respective application;
during a second portion of the gesture that is detected after the contact has reached an intensity that is above the respective intensity threshold, displaying the preview of the respective content; and
during a third portion of the gesture that is detected while the contact continues to be detected on the touch-sensitive surface at an intensity that is below the respective intensity threshold, maintaining display of the preview of the respective content on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,114,539

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FEEDBACK ASSOCIATED WITH E-BOOK IN MOBILE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for providing feedback associated with pages of an e-book in a mobile device with a touch screen, the method comprising:displaying a first page of the e-book on the touch screen;
detecting a first touch on the first page;
detecting a movement of the first touch; and
providing visual feedback corresponding to properties set for a second page of the e-book and outputting audio feedback associated with the second page in response to displaying a portion of the second page according to the movement of the first touch.

US Pat. No. 10,114,537

FRAMEWORKS, DEVICES AND METHODS CONFIGURED FOR ENABLING TOUCH/GESTURE CONTROLLED DISPLAY FOR FACILITY INFORMATION AND CONTENT WITH RESOLUTION DEPENDENT DISPLAY AND PERSISTENT CONTENT POSITIONING

Honeywell International I...

1. A computer implemented method for displaying content, the method including:causing a touch/gesture driven user interface to be rendered on a display screen:
controlling the user interface to display a map layer including image data representative of a facility, wherein the user interface is navigated by way of pan and zoom operations defined with respect to the map layer;
controlling the user interface to display one or more content control objects superimposed on the map layer, wherein each content control object is a static graphical object configured to enable launching of an associated content display object, wherein the content display object is a dynamically updating graphical object associated with a building resource and wherein the dynamically updating graphical object is updated based on streaming of content from the building resource;
receiving input representing a user command to launch a given one of the content control objects superimposed on the map layer;
in response to the user command, launching the content display object for the given one of the content control objects, wherein the content display object is displayed at a launch location that is positionally defined relative to the map layer;
receiving input representing a first navigation user command to navigate away from a first map position to a user determined second map position;
in response to the first navigation user command, performing a navigation process via the map layer to move from the first map position to the user determined second map position, wherein the first map position includes the launch location for the given content display object such that the given content display object is rendered on-screen, and the user determined second map position is away from the launch location for the given content display object such that the given content display object is no longer rendered on-screen;
receiving input representing a second navigation user command to navigate away from the second map position to a user determined third map position, wherein the user determined third map position includes the launch location for the given content display object;
in response to the second navigation user command, performing a navigation process via the map layer to move from the user determined second map position to the user determined third map position, wherein the user interface is configured to enable persistent display of launched content display objects at a launch location, such that upon moving to the user determined third map position including the launch location for the given content display object, which requires re-loading of map image data for that position, the given content display object remains displayed at the launch location for the given content display object; and
wherein the streaming of content from the building resource to the given content display object is ceased when the given content display object is not displayed on-screen.

US Pat. No. 10,114,534

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY DISPLAYING PERSONALIZED HOME SCREENS RESPECTIVE OF USER QUERIES

Doat Media Ltd., Tel Avi...

1. A method for dynamically generating and displaying a new home screen on a display of a user device, comprising:receiving by a computing device at least one input variable dynamically provided in real time;
dynamically selecting, by the computing device, a plurality of resources of information based on a determined user intent, wherein each selected resource has a representative icon, wherein the user intent represents a determination by the computing device, based on an analysis of a context of the at least one input variable, of at least one of a type of content, a content, and an action of interest to the user for a current time period;
generating a new home screen for the user device including an area with display segments for each of at least a subset of the selected plurality of resources, wherein the icon of the plurality of dynamically selected resources of the subset are displayed in the respective display segment for that resource; and
causing a display of the new generated home screen on the user device, wherein each of the display segments is configured to communicate directly over a network with its respective one of the plurality of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,114,530

SIGNAL DETECTING AND EMITTING DEVICE

SONOS, INC., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device comprising:a signal detector adjacent to a first side of the playback device;
a signal emitter adjacent to a second side of the playback device;
a communication interface for communication with a display device;
at least one processor; and
memory having stored thereon instructions executable by the at least one processor to cause the playback device to perform functions comprising:
receiving via the communication interface with the display device, audio content corresponding to video content being displayed on the display device;
playing the audio content;
while playing the audio content, receiving, via the signal detector, a first signal from a control device configured to control the display device;
generating a second signal based on the first signal; and
emitting, via the signal emitter, the second signal such that the display device receives at a signal receiver of the display device, the first signal from the control device and the second signal at substantially the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,114,522

METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISPLAY OF DISPLAY DEVICE BY MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling a display of an external display device by a mobile terminal, the method comprising:transmitting, by the mobile terminal, when a connection with the external display device is performed, second content that is identical to first content displayed on the mobile terminal to the external display device, wherein the second content is displayed on the external display device, and wherein the second content occupies a portion of the external display such that the second content is mirrored based on a screen direction of the mobile terminal;
receiving, by the mobile terminal, a touch input, through a touch screen of the mobile terminal, for selecting one object of a plurality of objects included in the first content displayed on the mobile terminal; and
determining, by the mobile terminal, a screen direction of the mobile terminal;
transmitting, by the mobile terminal, based on the determined screen direction being a vertical direction, information on third content corresponding to the selected object to be displayed in an empty space in order to fill the empty screen space not occupied by the second content on the external display device, to the external display device; and
controlling, by the mobile terminal, the external display device to display the second content on a first area of the external display device and the third content corresponding to the selected object on a second area of the external display device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,512

PROJECTION SYSTEM MANAGER

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A system, comprising:a support structure including a base, an upright member extending upward from the base, and a cantilevered top extending outward from the upright member;
a projector unit attachable to the upright member;
an all-in-one computer attachable to the projector unit; and
a touch sensitive mat communicatively coupled to the all-in-one computer via electrical contacts on a rear side of the touch sensitive mat engaged with corresponding electrical leads on the base that are held together by adjacent magnets, wherein the touch sensitive mat generates an electrical signal in response to detecting a touch input;
wherein the projector unit is to project an image upward to reflect off the mirror and on to a projector display area on the touch sensitive mat; and
wherein the cantilevered top includes a fold mirror, and a camera communicatively coupled to the all-in-one computer, the camera having a lens with a field of view wider than the projector display area, wherein the camera detects a touch motion outside of the projector display area and within the touch sensitive mat that the image is projected onto, and thereby allows extended area interactions.

US Pat. No. 10,114,508

DISPLAY DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A display device comprising:a touch panel;
a drive circuit that controls the touch panel;
an arithmetic circuit that calculates operation content on the touch panel based on an output of the drive circuit; and
a control circuit,
wherein the drive circuit includes a first wiring for outputting information for calculating the operation content on the touch panel to the arithmetic circuit, and a second wiring for outputting a signal indicating that the touch panel is operated to the control circuit, and
the control circuit is configured to receive a calculation result from the arithmetic circuit, and control the display device based on the signal received through the second wiring and the calculation result.

US Pat. No. 10,114,507

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SPLIT VIEW IN PORTABLE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
at least one processor; and
a memory configured to store instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
control the display to display a first execution screen of a first application together with a second execution screen of a second application, the second execution screen being disposed below the first execution screen;
when a first input for calling a soft input panel is detected in the first execution screen, control the display to display the soft input panel together with the first execution screen and a first portion of the second execution screen; and
when a second input for calling the soft input panel is detected in the second execution screen, control the display to display a portion of the first execution screen and a second portion of the second execution screen together with the soft input panel being disposed below the second execution screen,
wherein the second portion of the second execution screen comprises the first portion of the second execution screen.

US Pat. No. 10,114,496

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING COORDINATES AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A control method of an apparatus for measuring coordinates of an input by an input means, the control method comprising:displaying a user input interface;
receiving a user input on the user input interface;
detecting an increase in a distance between the input means and the apparatus for measuring the coordinates;
comparing a preset length and the distance between the input means and the apparatus for measuring the coordinates in response to the detecting of the increase in the distance;
displaying the user input interface continuously, while the input means is placed at a position corresponding to a height equal to or less than the preset length;
determining whether a hover event is completed based on a result of the comparing of the preset length and the distance between the input means and the apparatus for measuring the coordinates;
determining whether a time period of maintaining the completion of the hover event exceeds a preset time period, in response to determining that the hover event is completed; and
based on the time period exceeding the preset time period, displaying a result of recognizing the user input as text.

US Pat. No. 10,114,491

TOUCH-DISPLAY PANEL

LEADING UI Co., Ltd., An...

1. A touch-display panel comprising:an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel displaying an image through a plurality of sub-pixels; and
a touch-sensing wiring formed on the OLED panel in a mesh shape to receive a driving signal from an external device and to output a sensing signal which varies in accordance with a touch,
wherein the mesh shape comprises a wiring portion having an I-shape and a bridge portion having an X-shape, and
an edge formed at the wiring portion comprises at least one of a round slit and a slit having an X-shape formed at the bridge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,114,489

INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE WITH A DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE APPEARANCE AND FUNCTION

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A computing device comprising:an upper portion;
a main display positioned in the upper portion;
a lower portion rotatably coupled to the upper portion;
a keyboard positioned in the lower portion;
an input device positioned within the lower portion along a side of the keyboard and comprising a touch-sensitive display; and
a processor in communication with the main display and the touch-sensitive display and configured to:
cause the input device to:
dynamically display a set of virtual keys and a first set of symbols associated with the set of virtual keys;
display a second set of symbols distinct from the first set of symbols in response to the computing device changing an active software application; and
display a transition graphic during a transition between displaying the first set of symbols and the second set of symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,114,485

KEYBOARD AND TOUCHPAD AREAS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A computing device comprising:a display; and
a base including a keyboard, a first touchpad area located at a first side of the keyboard, and a second touchpad area located at a second side of the keyboard,
wherein the first and second touchpad areas are to receive a gesture made by a user and convert the gesture to an input to the computer device, and
wherein the first touchpad area includes a first predetermined section, the first predetermined section of the first touchpad area is to receive a touch from the user to turn the first touchpad area on or off independently of the second touchpad area, and
wherein the second touchpad area includes a second predetermined section, the second predetermined section of the second touchpad area is to receive a touch from the user to turn the second touchpad area on or off independently of the first touchpad area.

US Pat. No. 10,114,484

ADAPTIVE TRANSMIT VOLTAGE IN ACTIVE STYLUS

Atmel Corporation, Chand...

1. An active stylus comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit electrical signals to a device through a touch sensor of the device;
a receiver configured to receive electrical signals from the device through the touch sensor of the device; and
a controller configured to:
determine a strength of an electrical signal received by the receiver from the touch sensor of the device; and
instruct the transmitter to transmit electrical signals to the device at a voltage based at least on the determined strength of the electrical signal received by the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,114,470

USING MOTION SENSING FOR CONTROLLING A DISPLAY

NAVICO HOLDINGS AS, Eger...

1. A system comprising:a controller configured to:
track, using at least one motion sensor, orientation of a user on a watercraft;
determine a direction of a cast executed by the user based on the tracked orientation of the user; and
determine one or more sonar transducers of the watercraft that are configured to capture one or more sonar images associated with the determined direction of the cast; and
a display module configured to display the one or more sonar images from the determined one or more sonar transducers based on the determined direction of the cast executed by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,458

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING MOBILE TERMINAL BASED ON ANALYSIS OF USER'S FACE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating an electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a screen;
capturing an image for a user;
determining whether a partial face in the image is detected or not, and
when the partial face is detected,
generating a mirrored face in the image by performing a mirroring for the partial face,
detecting, based on the mirrored face, a face of the user in the image, and
storing information on the detected face in the image,
wherein generating the mirrored face in the image by performing the mirroring for the partial face includes compensating for a part of a face determination area that deviates from an edge of the image using the mirroring while the image is scanned by moving the face determination area horizontally or vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,114,455

EYE TRACKING ENABLING 3D VIEWING

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. A system for displaying images on a display device, the system comprising:a tracking device that tracks at least a portion of a user's head in three dimensional (3D) space relative to the display device; and
at least one processor in communication with the tracking device, the at least one processor configured to:
determine a viewpoint of the user relative to the display device in response to said head tracking;
use said determined viewpoint to define a parallax for 3D viewing, from said determined viewpoint, at least one 3D virtual object on the same display device resulting in the virtual object appearing as if it occupies real world space;
change the parallax for 3D viewing the 3D virtual object on the display device in response to changes in the determined viewpoint; and
render for display on the same display device, images with said parallax.

US Pat. No. 10,114,454

VELOCITY AND DEPTH AWARE REPROJECTION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A system for reprojection virtual images based on velocity and depth late stage reprojection, the system comprising:one or more processors and memory configured for providing computer program instructions to the one or more processors;
a reprojection engine configured to:
access a frame buffer having image data and corresponding color data, depth data, and velocity data of the image data, wherein the image data comprises stationary objects and non-stationary objects;
determine an adjustment to be made to the image data, based on motion data, depth data and velocity data, the motion data corresponding to a device associated with displaying the image data, the velocity data supports determining calculated correction distances for non-stationary objects in the image data; and
adjusting the image data based on the adjustment determined, wherein for a selected pixel from a plurality of pixels in the frame buffer:
translating and correcting an original ray extending from an original virtual camera location to a corresponding original frame buffer location to a reprojected ray extending from a translated camera location to a reprojected frame buffer location;
based on translating and correcting the original ray, determining a location at which the reprojected ray intersects a blurred depth map of the depth data; and
sampling a color of a pixel for display based upon a color in the frame buffer corresponding to the location at which the reprojected ray intersects the blurred depth map.

US Pat. No. 10,114,452

MOTION DETECTION SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A motion detection system that detects a subject, the motion detection system comprising:an infrared light source that emits a plurality of infrared rays in a spatially-dispersed manner;
a camera that captures the subject using, among the plurality of infrared rays emitted by the infrared light source, infrared rays reflected by the subject;
a memory that stores a plurality of pieces of outline data corresponding to a plurality of predetermined states of the subject;
an output device that outputs information associated with a state of the subject; and
a controller that controls the infrared light source, the camera, the memory, and the output device,
wherein the controller performs the following:
makes a comparison between an outline of the subject captured by the camera and the plurality of pieces of outline data stored in the memory;
selects, from among the plurality of pieces of outline data, a piece of outline data which resembles the outline of the subject captured by the camera; and
causes the output device to output information associated with a state of the subject corresponding to the selected piece of outline data,
each of the plurality of infrared rays is emitted to a different position on the subject,
the motion detection system further comprises:
a wearing unit to be worn on a body of the subject, the wearing unit reflecting infrared rays among the plurality of infrared rays emitted in the spatially-dispersed manner by the infrared light source,
the camera captures the subject using the infrared rays reflected by the subject and the wearing unit, and
the wearing unit includes:
an infrared absorbing unit that is a ring for absorbing infrared rays; and
an infrared reflecting unit that is a sphere disposed on the ring for reflecting infrared rays.

US Pat. No. 10,114,449

PREDICTING VOLTAGE GUARDBAND AND OPERATING AT A SAFE LIMIT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for executing an application, comprising:predicting a minimum operational voltage for a next epoch of an application, using a processor, based on performance counters collected in a previous epoch of the application; and
executing the next epoch of the application using the predicted minimum operational voltage if the application is in a stable phase and using a nominal safe voltage if the application is in an unstable phase.

US Pat. No. 10,114,436

AUX POWER CONTROLLER

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A computing device comprising:a first expansion slot;
a second expansion slot;
a baseboard management controller (BMC) connected to the first expansion slot and connected to the second expansion slot;
a power supply to supply AUX power in a low power device state to the first expansion slot; and
an AUX power controller connected to the first expansion slot to supply AUX power to the first expansion slot intermittently based on instructions from the BMC, and connected to the second expansion slot to supply AUX power to the second expansion slot after discontinuing AUX power to the first expansion slot;
wherein the BMC is to:
identify a first expansion card coupled to the first expansion slot when AUX power is supplied to the first expansion slot by the AUX power controller based on instructions from the BMC;
receive topology information from the first expansion card; and
instruct the AUX power controller to discontinue AUX power to the first expansion slot in response to receiving the topology information.

US Pat. No. 10,114,421

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a case, comprising a plurality of first components and a plurality of second components; the first components and the second components arranged alternately and pivoted each other; the first component comprising an accommodating slot, and the second component comprising a connecting part, at least one curved part, and at least one protrusion; the curved part connected to the connecting part and received in the accommodating slot of the adjacent first component, and the protrusion arranged at a side of the curved part opposite to a side connected to the connecting part; the first component and the second component being capable of pivoting in response to bending of the case to make the first component move relative to the second component between the connecting part and the protrusion to change a region where the curved part is received in the accommodating slot;
a flexible display panel, assembled with the case; and
at least one flexible circuit board, electrically connected to the flexible display panel and arranged in the case.

US Pat. No. 10,114,379

POINT TO POINT MATERIAL TRANSPORT VEHICLE IMPROVEMENTS FOR GLASS SUBSTRATE

DPIX, LLC, Colorado Spri...

1. A method of operating a material transport vehicle (“MTV”), the method comprising:configuring a collision avoidance system resident on the MTV for:
accepting an input from a human operator proximate to the MTV for initiating forward motion of the MTV;
thereafter driving the MTV, by the human operator, through a clean room facility;
configuring a plurality of safety zones proximate to the MTV;
detecting an intrusion of an obstacle in the clean room facility into one of the plurality of safety zones;
limiting a maximum allowable forward motion of the MTV by an amount determined by the safety zone associated with the detected intrusion, wherein a maximum limitation of the allowable forward motion corresponds to an intrusion into a safety zone closest to the MTV and a minimum limitation of the allowable forward motion corresponds to an intrusion into a safety zone farthest from the MTV; and
limiting a maximum allowable turning motion of the MTV by an amount determined by the proximity of the safety zone to the MTV, wherein a maximum limitation of the allowable turning motion of the MTV corresponds to an intrusion into the safety zone farthest from the MTV and a minimum limitation of the allowable turning motion of the MTV corresponds to an intrusion into the safety zone closest to the MTV.

US Pat. No. 10,114,324

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS ALLOWING CORRECTION OF GRADATION LEVEL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image forming portion that forms a toner image on an image bearing member;
an adhesion amount sensor that measures the amount of toner adhering to the image bearing member;
a controller that controls the image forming portion and the adhesion amount sensor; and
a storage portion, wherein
in association with gradation levels of each color forming certain color space, the storage portion stores a target adhesion amount of toner to adhere to the image bearing member at each of the gradation levels as a target gradation level and a setting value of a control parameter used for control on the image forming portion at the target gradation level, and
the controller includes:
a first control processor that performs processing, the processing includes making the adhesion amount sensor measure an actual adhesion amount corresponding to the setting value and thereafter comparing a resultant measured value and the target adhesion amount and correcting the setting value if needed, in association with at least one of the target gradation levels as a subject; and
a second control processor that determines whether or not correction of the target adhesion amount associated with the subject target gradation level is necessary, and if the second control processor determines that the correction is necessary, the second control processor makes the image forming portion output a calibration image, which is used for correcting the target adhesion amount, and the calibration image is output while the first control processor performs the processing.

US Pat. No. 10,114,294

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPARTING DIRECTION-SELECTIVE LIGHT ATTENUATION

Carl Zeiss SMS Ltd., Kar...

1. A method for imparting direction-selective light attenuation to a photomask, the method comprising:assigning different attenuation levels to light rays of different directions of incidence;
computing an array of shading elements to attenuate the light rays with the assigned different attenuation levels, depending on the direction of incidence of the light rays; and
inscribing the array of shading elements within a substrate of the photomask.

US Pat. No. 10,114,256

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECT...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of data lines arranged above the substrate, wherein the plurality of scanning lines intercepts the plurality of data lines to define a plurality of pixel regions;
a plurality of switch elements each disposed in close proximity to an intersection of one of the scanning lines and one of the data lines, wherein each of the plurality of switch elements comprises a gate electrode, a semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode;
a plurality of pixel electrodes and a plurality of common electrodes, wherein each of the plurality of pixel electrodes comprises strip-type electrodes and two connecting end portions, wherein each of the connecting end portions is substantially parallel to the plurality of scanning lines,
and
wherein the strip-type electrodes each includes three portions: a first straight-line portion connecting to a second straight-line portion on one end and a third straight-line portion on another end, wherein the second straight-line portion and the third straight-line portion are parallel to each other; and
wherein each of the plurality of common electrodes is a planar electrode covering the scanning lines and the data lines between two adjacent pixel regions and has an opening exposing the switch elements in each said pixel region including the gate electrode, the semiconductor layer, the source electrode and the drain electrode;
a source-drain metal layer patterned on the substrate;
a planarization layer disposed on the source-drain metal layer;
a pixel electrode layer comprising the plurality of pixel electrodes patterned on the planarization layer;
a common electrode layer comprising the plurality of common electrodes patterned on the planarization layer; and
an alignment layer patterned above the common electrode, having an alignment direction substantially perpendicular to a scanning line direction;
wherein a first angle between a direction of the first straight-line portion and the alignment direction is in a range of 4 to 6 degrees, and wherein a second angle between a direction of the second straight-line portion and the third straight-line portion and the alignment direction is larger than the first angle; and
wherein the strip-type electrodes in two adjacent pixel regions at opposite sides of a scanning line are substantially symmetric.

US Pat. No. 10,114,243

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A RECESS IN A FRAME

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel including a thin film transistor substrate and a counter substrate having a transparent conductive film formed on the counter substrate;
a mold frame including a display panel housing area in which the display panel is provided, a frame area outside of the display panel housing area, and a first recess in the frame area, an upper edge of the first recess having a rectangular opening in a plan view from a viewer side of the display panel;
a conductive rubber cushion astride the counter substrate and the mold frame at the first recess, the conductive rubber cushion being attached to both the counter substrate and the mold frame; and
a metal frame made of metal, the metal frame covering an edge of the display panel and the mold frame from above the conductive rubber cushion in a plan view, wherein
a size of a surface area of the rectangular opening is smaller than that of the display panel,
the metal frame has a second recess in a surface, wherein the second recess provides a projection of the metal frame,
the projection is configured to be in contact with the conductive rubber cushion, and
the conductive rubber cushion has a first portion in the first recess and a second portion located above the rectangular opening, with the projection of the metal frame pressing the first portion into the first recess, the projection having a stepwise shape hanging down from at least two edges of the second recess toward a bottom of the first recess, the first portion being in contact with only a bottom surface of the projection in the first recess, and the second portion being in contact with two edges of the rectangular opening.

US Pat. No. 10,114,242

CURVED AUTOMATIC-DARKENING FILTER

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of making a curved switchable filter comprising forming a liquid-crystal cell, wherein forming the liquid-crystal cell comprises:forming a first transparent conductive electrode layer on a first optically-transparent flexible glass layer;
bending the first optically-transparent flexible glass layer such that the first optically-transparent flexible glass layer is curved;
disposing a liquid-crystal mixture on the transparent conductive electrode layer of the curved first optically-transparent flexible glass layer;
forming a second transparent conductive electrode layer on a second optically-transparent flexible glass layer; and
attaching the second optically-transparent flexible glass layer to the curved first optically-transparent flexible glass layer such that the second optically-transparent flexible glass layer is curved, wherein the first transparent conductive electrode layer, the second transparent conductive electrode layer, and the liquid-crystal mixture are disposed between the first optically-transparent flexible glass layer and the second optically-transparent flexible glass layer.

US Pat. No. 10,114,241

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING MURA LEVEL OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for measuring a mura level of a liquid crystal display device, comprising steps of:acquiring correspondence between standard brightness data differences and standard mura levels;
acquiring first initial brightness data of a to-be-tested liquid crystal display device when the to-be-tested liquid crystal display device displays a test image;
applying a predetermined external force to the to-be-tested liquid crystal display device with a silica gel head, and acquiring first effective brightness data of the to-be-tested liquid crystal display device; and
acquiring a measurement brightness data difference between the first initial brightness data and the first effective brightness data, and acquiring a mura level corresponding to the measurement brightness data difference in accordance with the correspondence;
wherein the step of applying the predetermined external force to the to-be-tested liquid crystal display device with the silica gel head, and acquiring the first effective brightness data of the to-be-tested liquid crystal display device comprises:
applying the predetermined external force to the to-be-tested liquid crystal display device with the silica gel head at a certain frequency and a certain speed within a certain time period.

US Pat. No. 10,114,237

SURFACES WITH PHOTONIC CRYSTAL COATINGS AND METHODS OF CUSTOMIZING THE VISUAL APPEARANCE THEREOF

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A surface structure comprising:a substrate;
a photonic crystal coating disposed on the substrate, the photonic crystal coating comprising capsules dispersed in a matrix material, each capsule comprising particles disposed in a medium; and
wherein the particles are configured to align in an ordered array upon application of an electromagnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,114,233

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR MITIGATING THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT

BLUE LIGHT EYE PROTECTION...

1. Over the counter reading glasses comprising a first optical lens having a front face and a rear face, a second optical lens having a front face and a rear face, and a frame disposed about the first optical lens and the second optical lens;wherein the first optical lens and the second optical lens have the same optical power with a set optical center;
wherein the front face of the first optical lens and the front face of the second optical lens exhibit a maximum reflectance in the visible spectrum of from 5% to 30% reflectance at a wavelength of from 430 nm to 470 nm; and
wherein the first optical lens and the second optical lens exhibit a yellowness index of 10 or less, as measured by ASTM E313-10.

US Pat. No. 10,114,224

DISCRETE LASER FIBER INPUTS FOR IMAGE PROJECTORS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. An optical system, said optical system comprising:a set of light fibers, said set transmitting light from at least one light source to an integrating rod;
a plurality of light fibers, each light fiber receiving light from a light source;
a collimating lens, the collimating lens receiving light from the plurality of light fibers;
a diffuser, the diffuser receiving light from the collimating lens;
a lens assembly, the lens assembly receiving light from the diffuser; and
an optical element, the optical element providing at least one aperture to receive light from the lens assembly to input light into and transmit through an integrating rod.

US Pat. No. 10,114,218

HEAD UP DISPLAY DEVICE

NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A head up display device, comprising:a display unit for emitting display light;
a first concave mirror for reflecting a first part and a second part of the display light emitted from the display unit;
a second concave mirror for reflecting the first part and the second part of the display light reflected by the first concave mirror; and
a case for housing the display unit and the first concave mirror and the second concave mirror, wherein,
the case includes a first shielding portion and a second shielding portion for blocking external light entering inside the case from outside of the case from proceeding toward the first concave mirror after the external light is reflected by the second concave mirror,
the first concave mirror has a curvature that causes a first optical path of the reflected first part of the display light and a second optical path of the reflected second part of the display light to cross each other at a focal point before reaching the second concave mirror, and
the first shielding portion and the second shielding portion extending towards each other and extending to a vicinity of the focal point allowing the first optical path and the second optical path to pass through between the first shielding portion and the second shielding portion after the first optical path and the second optical path cross each other.

US Pat. No. 10,114,215

SCANNING LASER DEVICES WITH REDUCED EXIT PUPIL DISPARITY

Microvision, Inc., Redmo...

1. A scanning laser device, comprising:at least one source of laser light, the at least one source of laser light configured to generate a laser beam;
a first scanner having a first scanning surface, the first scanner configured to reflect the laser beam over a first angular range extending along a first direction; and
a relay optic configured to receive the laser beam reflecting from the first scanner and reimage the laser beam over the first angular range from the first scanning surface onto a second scanning surface of a second scanner by generating an exit pupil for the first scanner on the second scanning surface such that the exit pupil for the first scanner is coincident with an exit pupil of the second scanner, the second scanner configured to reflect the laser beam over a second angular range extending along a second direction to generate a pattern of scan lines.

US Pat. No. 10,114,214

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT ILLUMINATION APPARATUS HAVING SCANNING LASER SOURCE

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. An illumination apparatus comprising:a laser light source;
an optical deflector including,
a mirror having first and second central axes perpendicular to one another, the mirror receiving a laser beam emitted by the light source and projecting a reflected laser beam,
an inner frame supporting the mirror, and configured to rotate the mirror about the first central axis of the mirror, and
an outer frame surrounding the inner frame, and being configured to rotate the inner frame and the mirror about the second central axis, wherein the optical deflector configured to produce an illumination pattern by scanning the reflected laser beam across an output area; and
a control system including,
a light source driver configured to power the laser light source,
a mirror driver being configured to rotate the mirror about the first central axis with a first alternating-current (AC) voltage having a first frequency and a reverse phase of the first frequency, and to rotate the mirror about the second central axis with a second AC voltage having a second frequency and a reverse phase of the second frequency, and
a controller configured to control the light source driver and the mirror driver;
wherein when scanning the reflected laser beam in a rotating direction of the first central axis, the first frequency is higher than the second frequency, and a wave shape of half cycle of the second AC voltage is a non-symmetric wave shape, and wherein the second frequency is higher than 50 hertz.

US Pat. No. 10,114,207

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING THREE-DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A three-dimensional information obtaining apparatus comprising:an illumination optical system configured to illuminate a sample with a light sheet;
an imaging device configured to have a two-dimensional imaging element and to capture an image of the sample illuminated by the illumination optical system;
an observation optical system configured to form, on the two-dimensional imaging element, a plurality of optical images of the sample observed from a plurality of different directions; and
an arithmetic device configured to calculate three-dimensional information of the sample from a plurality of pieces of image data of the sample that are generated by the imaging device, wherein
a thickness D of the light sheet satisfies the following conditional expression when PP>?·?/(4·NA) is satisfied, where PP is a pixel pitch of the two-dimensional imaging element, ? is a wavelength of observation light from the sample, ? is a magnification of the plurality of optical images that are formed by the observation optical system on the two-dimensional imaging element, and NA is a numerical aperture on an object side of the observation optical system:
D?8·PP/?/NA.

US Pat. No. 10,114,179

OPTICAL CONNECTOR, PIN KEEPER, PIN INSERTION JIG, EXPANSION MEMBER, AND PIN INSERTION TOOL

SEI OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD...

1. An optical connector that is connected to another connector in a predetermined connection direction, the optical connector comprising:a ferrule that includes insertion holes into which pins to be connected to the another connector are to be inserted; and
a pin keeper that is provided on a side of the ferrule opposite to the another connector and includes retaining holes retaining the pins inserted into the insertion holes,
wherein the pin keeper includes a pair of side portions in which the retaining holes are formed, and a bottom portion that connects end portions of the pair of side portions, and
the retaining holes are formed in a shape in which inside surfaces of the side portions facing each other are notched, the optical connector further comprising
a housing that receives the ferrule and the pin keeper,
wherein the housing includes a first opening through which an expansion member widening the pair of side portions is inserted into the housing, and
the pair of side portions is pushed to be widened when the expansion member is inserted from the first opening and comes into contact with the inside of each of the side portions.

US Pat. No. 10,114,177

TRANSLATING LENS HOLDER ASSEMBLIES EMPLOYING BORE RELIEF ZONES, AND OPTICAL CONNECTORS INCORPORATING THE SAME

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A lens holder assembly comprising:a lens holder body comprising a one piece molded design with at least one optical component, a mating face, a first forward slide portion and a first rear slide portion disposed on a first side of the lens holder body, and a second forward slide portion and a second rear slide portion disposed on a second side of the lens holder body, wherein:
the first forward slide portion is longitudinally aligned with the first rear slide portion such that the first forward slide portion is separated from the first rear slide portion by a first bore relief zone defined by a first recess such that a first alignment pin disposed within the first forward slide portion and the first rear slide portion is externally exposed by the first bore relief zone;
the second forward slide portion is longitudinally aligned with the second rear slide portion such that the second forward slide portion is separated from the second rear slide portion by a second bore relief zone defined by a second recess such that a second alignment pin disposed within the second forward slide portion and the second rear slide portion is externally exposed by second bore relief zone; and
the at least one optical component is located at the mating face and configured to be optically coupled to a mated optical component.

US Pat. No. 10,114,176

FIBER OPTIC DROP CABLES AND PRECONNECTORIZED ASSEMBLIES

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A preconnectorized cable, comprising:a cable comprising:
at least one optical waveguide;
at least one tensile element; and
a cable jacket; and
at least one plug connector, the at least one plug connector being attached to an end of the cable, thereby connectorizing the at least one optical waveguide, the at least one plug connector comprising:
a connector assembly comprising a connector body and a ferrule;
a shroud comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the ferrule is accessible within the first end of the shroud, and the first end of the shroud extends slightly beyond the connector assembly for protecting the ferrule, and the shroud comprises a first finger and a second finger disposed about 180 degrees apart that keys the plug connector so it only mates in one orientation; and
an O-ring for weatherproofing the at least one plug connector.

US Pat. No. 10,114,171

MULTIMODE OPTICAL FIBER AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A multimode optical fiber (MMF) for operating within a spectral window, said MMF comprising:a cladding; and
a core, said core having a radius a and a refractive index profile, said core comprising at least one dopant, a concentration of said at least one dopant varying between a center of said core and a,
wherein said spectral window is defined by an overlapping range of wavelengths (1) at which said MMF has an effective modal bandwidth (EMB) equal to or above a predefined minimum with one of a peak EMB or a minimum EMB occurring at wavelength ?p which is less than a maximum wavelength of said spectral window and (2) at which a differential mode delay (DMD) plot of said MMF exhibits a shift to the left of its higher order modes relative to its lower order modes,
wherein said DMD plot is measured by launching a plurality of optical pulses into one end of said core at various radial distances r and observing an arrival of said optical pulses at another end of said core at said various radial distances r to determine a velocity of any one of said plurality of optical pulses launched into said core at some radial distance r relative to any other of said plurality of optical pulses launched into said core at some other radial distance r, and
wherein said shift to the left is characterized by some of said plurality of optical pulses having a faster velocity relative to at least one other optical pulse having a slower velocity, said at least one other optical pulse having a slower velocity being launched into said core at a lower radial distance r than any of said some of said plurality of optical pulses having a faster velocity wherein said refractive index profile is characterized by a predefined value ?,
wherein said core includes ?_opt profile comprised of values ?_opt(?) defined by a function of wavelength ?, wherein for a given ? said ?_opt(?) value minimizes a group delay of said MMF when said ? is set equal to ?_opt(?), said ?_opt profile having one of a concave shape with a maximum ?_opt value or a convex shape with a minimum ?_opt value, and
wherein ? is less than or equal to said one of said maximum ?_opt value or said minimum ?_opt value.

US Pat. No. 10,114,131

SCINTILLATOR BASED FIBER OPTIC PLATE FOR NEUTRON IMAGING APPLICATIONS AND THE LIKE

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A scintillator based fiber optic plate for use in a neutron imaging system, comprising:a plurality of optical fiber segments disposed side-by-side adjacent to one another in a parallel array, wherein each of the plurality of optical fiber segments itself is manufactured from a scintillator core material; and
a binder material disposed between and coupling the plurality of optical fiber segments together.

US Pat. No. 10,114,120

UNIDIRECTIONAL NEAR-FIELD FOCUSING USING NEAR-FIELD PLATES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for unidirectional subwavelength focusing and near-field manipulation using near-field plates, the method comprising:generating a source field pattern from an excitation source at a focal plane;
generating a subwavelength field pattern from a near-field plate when the near-field plate is excited by the excitation source, the near-field plate being at a distance, d, from the excitation source;
forming a desired field pattern at the focal plane from the subwavelength field pattern and the source field pattern, the focal plane being at a distance, L, from the excitation source; and
configuring the desired field pattern to be a unidirectional subwavelength field pattern in a desired direction by increasing the amplitude of the desired field pattern in the desired direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,116

COMMON BURST FOR PULSE COMPRESSION RADAR

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. A method, the method comprising:determining a first burst for a first range using a pulse compression radar system, wherein the first burst comprises one or more first transmission frames;
determining a second burst for a second range using the pulse compression radar system, wherein the second burst comprises one or more second transmission frames, wherein the first range is different than the second range; and
transmitting a common burst for the first range and the second range using the pulse compression radar system, wherein the common burst includes the one or more first transmission frames and the one or more second transmission frames, wherein at least one common transmission frame is included in the one or more first transmission frames and included in the one or more second transmission frames, wherein the at least one common transmission frame is transmitted once with the common burst.

US Pat. No. 10,114,059

DEVICE FOR DETECTING WELDING OF RELAY

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A relay welding detection apparatus that detects welding of a relay provided to a charging path extending from an external power supply to a storage battery, the external power supply including an electrical leakage detection section, wherein:the charging path comprises a positive-terminal-side power line and a negative-terminal-side power line,
the relay comprises a power-supply-side relay provided on the positive-terminal-side power line and a ground-side relay provided on the negative-terminal-side power line,
the electrical leakage detection section detects electrical leakage when the power-supply-side relay and the ground-side relay are turned off, and
the relay welding detection apparatus comprises:
a detection circuit that is provided on a path connecting a portion of the positive-terminal-side power line that extends from the power-supply-side relay toward the external power supply and a portion of the negative-terminal-side power line that extends from the ground-side relay toward the external power supply; and
a connection interrupting circuit that is provided on the path connecting the portion of the positive-terminal-side power line that extends from the power-supply-side relay toward the external power supply and the portion of the negative-terminal-side power line that extends from the ground-side relay toward the external power supply, the connection interrupting circuit being provided in series with the detection circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,113,981

REAL-TIME ANALYSIS AND CONTROL OF ELECTRON BEAM MANUFACTURING PROCESS THROUGH X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A process of detecting and correcting a defect during an electron beam manufacturing process on a workpiece, comprising:as an electron beam is directed onto a portion of the workpiece with sufficient energy to generate secondary x-rays, detecting the secondary x-rays generated from the electron beam contacting the portion of the workpiece;
in real-time, using transmission computed tomography to generate from the detected secondary x-rays a three-dimensional cross-sectional image of the workpiece adjacent the portion thereof contacted by the electron beam;
in real-time, analyzing the generated three-dimensional cross-sectional image to detect a defect in the workpiece; and
thereafter using a correction electron beam to re-work the workpiece containing the detected defect without conducting a separate inspection of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,113,900

FIELD DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE PROTOCOL SUPPORT

ROSEMOUNT TANK RADAR AB, ...

1. A level gauging system, the gauging system comprising:a radar level gauge for determining a filling level of a product in a tank;
a host system connectable to the radar level gauge to receive measurement data from the radar level gauge; and
a portable configuration tool, which is external to the radar level gauge and connectable to the radar level gauge for configuring tank specific parameters;
said radar level gauge including:
transceiver circuitry configured to transmit an electromagnetic transmit signal and receive an electromagnetic return signal reflected from a surface of the product;
a signal propagation device arranged to guide said transmit signal towards said surface, and to guide said return signal to said transceiver circuitry;
processing circuitry configured to determine said filling level based on a relationship between the electromagnetic transmit signal and the electromagnetic return signal;
a physical communication interface allowing bi-directional communication of data structured according to either a first digital communication protocol or a second digital communication protocol;
first communication circuitry for communicating measurement data from the radar level gauge using said first digital communication protocol when said communication interface is connected to the host system;
second communication circuitry for enabling configuration of the radar level gauge using said second digital communication protocol when said communication interface is conductively connected to the configuration tool;
protocol identification circuitry connected to said communication interface for intercepting data received by said communication interface from at least one of said host system and said portable configuration tool connected to said physical communication interface, and configured to parse intercepted data to determine if said intercepted data is structured according to said first digital communication protocol or according to said second digital communication protocol; and
control circuitry for directing the intercepted data to said first communication circuitry when said intercepted data is structured according to said first digital communication protocol and to said second communication circuitry when said intercepted data is structured according to said second digital communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,113,863

VISCOSITY MEASURING METHOD

FEMTOBIOMED INC., Seongn...

1. A viscosity measuring method comprising:(i) a step of acquiring an image of a droplet in a static state without vibration;
(ii) a step of using a vibrator to vibrate the droplet, and acquiring an image of the droplet in a dynamic state in which the droplet is maximally extended in a horizontal direction or maximally extended in a vertical direction;
(iii) a step of obtaining the static curvature change rate of the droplet interface and the dynamic curvature change rate of the droplet interface from the images acquired in step (i) and (ii); and
(iv) a step of substituting the ratio of the static curvature change rate of the droplet interface to the dynamic curvature change rate of the droplet interface obtained by the following equation (3), into an interaction equation, adjusted for the vibrator, obtained by the following equation (4), to obtain the viscosity of the droplet

US Pat. No. 10,113,827

FIREARM RECOIL CONTROL SYSTEM

1. A recoil control system comprising:a base portion having a main body having a length, a flat bottom surface, and at least two machined contoured sections extending the length of the main body;
a slide portion having a main body with a flat upper surface;
wherein the at least two machined contoured sections provide a sliding interface between the base portion and the slide portion such that the slide portion is slidingly engaged with, and can move forward and backward with respect to, the base portion; and
a damper in communication with the slide portion,
wherein the at least two machined contoured sections each include one indentation and one flange and wherein the at least two machined contoured sections together form a single rail.

US Pat. No. 10,113,819

FIREARM RECEIVER WITH FORWARD ASSIST AND BOLT CATCH RELEASE

WIPH, LLC, SL George, UT...

1. A receiver for a firearm comprising:a bolt carrier comprising a notch formed in a surface of the bolt carrier;
a first forward assist comprising: a body section and a thumb pad;
a second forward assist comprising: a body section, a thumb pad, and a tooth that engages the bolt carrier notch;
a linkage connecting the first forward assist mechanism with the second forward assist mechanism the linkage comprising: a first rotatable link connected with the first forward assist mechanism, and a second rotatable link connected with the second forward assist mechanism, the first rotatable link being further connected with the second rotatable link.

US Pat. No. 10,113,817

HEATER CORE

VALEO CLIMATE CONTROL COR...

1. A heater core, comprising:a plurality of plate pairs, each plate pair defining a respective fluid flow chamber;
each plate pair having a proximal plate defining a respective proximal plate plane and a distal plate defining a respective distal plate plane wherein each of the proximal plate planes and the distal plate planes are parallel, and each plate pair has bilateral symmetry about a medial plane orthogonal to the proximal plate planes;
a circular inlet aperture defined in each respective proximal plate and each respective distal plate of the plurality of plate pairs, each inlet aperture having an inlet center on the medial plane, the inlet apertures aligned on a common inlet aperture axis; and
a circular outlet aperture defined in each respective proximal plate and each respective distal plate of the plurality of plate pairs, each outlet aperture having an outlet center on the medial plane, wherein:
a first edge of each of the plate pairs lies in a first plane to define a first face of the heater core;
a second edge of each of the plate pairs opposite the first edge includes a protuberance to surround a portion of a perimeter of the outlet aperture in the plate pair; and
the protuberances are aligned to define a mound on a second face of the heater core opposite the first face.

US Pat. No. 10,113,809

MECHANICAL-CHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE

Eos Energy Storage, LLC, ...

1. An energy storage system comprising:a working fluid reservoir containing compressed working fluid;
an expander that fluidly communicates with the working fluid reservoir and is configured to receive the compressed working fluid from the working fluid reservoir and expand the compressed working fluid during an energy discharge cycle of the system;
an absorbent reservoir containing an absorbent, wherein the absorbent reservoir fluidly communicates with the expander and is configured to receive expanded working fluid from the expander and exothermically absorb the expanded working fluid during the energy discharge cycle;
a first heat exchanger that thermally communicates with the absorbent reservoir and is configured to absorb heat generated by the exothermic absorption of the expanded working fluid by the absorbent, a second heat exchanger located upstream relative to the expander configured to transfer additional heat to the compressed working fluid prior to expansion of the compressed working fluid during the energy discharge cycle;
a pressure release mechanism configured to reduce pressure in the absorbent reservoir; and
a compressor that fluidly communicates with the absorbent reservoir and fluidly communicates with the working fluid reservoir and is configured to receive desorbed working fluid from the absorbent reservoir and compress the desorbed working fluid during an energy recharge cycle;
wherein the first heat exchanger is in thermal communication with heat generated by the compressor and is configured to transfer the heat that is generated by the compression of the desorbed working fluid to the absorbent and compressed working fluid mixture in the absorbent reservoir to drive the endothermic desorption during the energy recharge cycle; and
wherein the compressor and the expander are separate devices or a single reversible turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,113,808

HEAT-DISSIPATING STRUCTURE HAVING SUSPENDED EXTERNAL TUBE AND INTERNALLY RECYCLING HEAT TRANSFER FLUID AND APPLICATION APPARATUS

1. A heat-dissipating structure with internally recycling gaseous heat transfer fluid, comprising:a suspended external tube (101) and at least one inner tube (103) installed within the external tube (101), the external tube (101) having an inner diameter that is larger than an outer diameter of the at least one inner tube (103), a space between the inner diameter of the external tube (101) and the outer diameter of the at least one inner tube (103) forming an exterior fluid path,
wherein the suspended external tube (101) and the at least one inner tube (103) each has a front end and a distal end,
wherein the front end of each of the suspended external tube (101) and the at least one inner tube (103) includes a front tube port through which the gaseous heat transfer fluid passes to or returns from an electric energy application device assembly (108),
wherein the distal end of the external tube (101) is closed and the distal end of the at least one inner tube (103) includes fluid holes or is spaced from the distal end of the external tube (101) to enable the gaseous heat transfer fluid to flow between the exterior fluid path and an interior fluid path within the at least one inner tube (103) and thereby provide a fluid circulation path for circulation of the recycling gaseous heat transfer fluid, and
at least one fluid pump (105) installed in at least one of the at least one exterior fluid path and the interior fluid path to control a flow direction of the gaseous heat transfer fluid in the fluid circulation path,
wherein the electric energy application device assembly (108) includes at least one heat transfer fluid path, a fluid inlet port, and a fluid outlet port, the fluid inlet port being connected to one of the front tube port of the external tube (101) and the front tube port of the inner tube (103), the fluid outlet port being connected to the other of the front tube port of the external tube (101) and the front tube port of the inner tube (103), and the at least one heat transfer fluid path being formed within the electric energy application device assembly (108) according to at least one of the following configurations:
(a) the at least one heat transfer fluid path extends through or past the electric energy application device assembly (108) from said front tube port of the at least one inner tube (103) to the front tube port of the external tube (101),
(b) the at least one heat transfer fluid path extends through or past a heat dissipater (104) of the electric energy application device assembly (108) from said front tube port of the at least one inner tube (103) to the front tube port of the external tube (101),
(c) the at least one heat transfer fluid path of the electric energy application device assembly (108) is connected to at least one heat transfer fluid path of the heat dissipater (104), and the respective heat transfer fluid paths of the electric energy application device (108) and heat dissipater (104) are connected to the respective front tube ports of the at least one inner tube (103) and external tube (101),
(d) the electric energy application device assembly (108) includes at least two internal heat transfer fluid paths (1081), or a U-shaped or L-shaped internal fluid path, connected through external tubes to form a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port respectively connected to the front tube ports of the at least one inner tube (103) and external tube (101),
(e) an exterior of the electric energy application device (108) is enclosed within a sealed housing, thereby forming a space between the electric energy application device (108) and the sealed housing to allow fluid to pass, said space being in communication with the front tube ports of the at least one inner tube (103) and the external tube (101) through at least one fluid inlet/outlet port,
(f) a sealed space allowing passage of the gaseous heat transfer fluid is formed between the electric energy application device assembly (108), the heat dissipater (104), and a housing of the electric energy application assembly (108) and the beat dissipater (104), said sealed space being in communication with the front tube ports of the at least one inner tube (103) and the external tube (101) through at least one fluid inlet/outlet port,
(g1) a sealed space allowing passage of the gaseous heat transfer fluid is jointly formed by a matched housing and an exterior of the electric energy application device assembly (108), and the electric energy application device assembly (108) and/or the heat dissipater (104) includes at least one heat transfer fluid path, one end of which is formed with a heat transfer fluid connection port connected to the front tube port of the at least one inner tube (103) and a second end of which is formed with a heat transfer fluid connection port in communication with the sealed space, the sealed space being in communication with the front port of the external tube (101) via a heat transfer fluid connection port of the sealed housing,
(g2) a sealed space allowing passage of the gaseous heat transfer fluid is jointly formed by a matched housing and an exterior of the heat dissipater (104), and the electric energy application device assembly (108) and/or the heat dissipater (104) includes at least one heat transfer fluid path, one end of which is formed with a heat transfer fluid connection port connected to the front tube port of the at least one inner tube (103) and a second end of which is formed with a heat transfer fluid connection port in communication with the sealed space, the sealed space being in communication with the front port of the external tube (101) via a heat transfer fluid connection port of the sealed housing, and
(g3) a sealed space allowing passage of the gaseous heat transfer fluid is jointly formed by a matched housing and an exterior of the electric energy application device assembly (108) and heat dissipater (104), and the electric energy application device assembly (108) and/or the heat dissipater (104) includes at least one heat transfer fluid path, one end of which is formed with a heat transfer fluid connection port connected to the front tube port of the at least one inner tube (103) and a second end of which is formed with a heat transfer fluid connection port in communication with the sealed space, the sealed space being in communication with the front port of the external tube (101) via a heat transfer fluid connection port of the sealed housing,
wherein the gaseous heat transfer fluid pumped by the at least one fluid pump (105) passes through the exterior fluid path to transfer heat from the electric energy application device assembly (108) and/or heat dissipater (104) to an external gaseous environment surrounding the external tube (101),
wherein the electric energy application device assembly (108) includes at least one of an illumination device, a photovoltaic or photoelectric generator device, a wind powered generator, a transformer, and electrical motor, and
wherein the inner tube (103) is made of a thermal insulating material, or the inner tube (103) includes a thermal insulating material on an inside or outside of the inner tube (103), and wherein the external tube (101) is made of a heat conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,113,774

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL OF FLUID TEMPERATURE AND FLOW

Forced Physics, LLC, Irv...

1. A system for cooling comprising:a micro channel comprising a specular wall portion, an inflow opening, and an outflow opening; and
a gas comprising a constituent particle, the gas being induced to flow through the micro channel through operation of a pressure differential between a first pressure and a second pressure, the first pressure of the gas proximal to the inflow opening being atmospheric pressure;
wherein the second pressure of the gas proximal to the outflow opening is less than the first pressure;
wherein the micro channel is configured to accommodate a flow of the gas from the inflow opening to the outflow opening in a first direction substantially perpendicular to a cross section of the micro channel;
wherein the inflow opening has a first cross section area and the outflow opening has a second cross section area substantially different from the first cross section area;
wherein the first cross section area has a value in a first range of about 0.01×10?12 m2 to 500×10?12 m2;
wherein the second cross section area has a value in a second range of about 0.1×10?12 m2 to 50,000×10?12 m2; and
wherein the specular wall portion and the constituent particle are configured such that a velocity component of the constituent particle parallel to the specular wall portion before a collision between the constituent particle and the specular wall portion has approximately the same value after the collision and further configured such that energy transfer between the specular wall portion and the constituent particle associated with the cooling of the specular wall portion occurs through an increase in a velocity component of the constituent particle perpendicular to the specular wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,764

AIR-CONDITIONING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air-conditioning management system comprising:at least one air-conditioning apparatus;
a centralized monitoring apparatus comprising a first processor and a memory, the first processor is configured to perform centralized management of the at least one air-conditioning apparatus; and
an information processing terminal connectable to the centralized monitoring apparatus via a communication line,
the information processing terminal comprising a second processor and a schedule information management unit, the second processor is configured to
store, in a schedule information management unit, a plurality of items of the schedule information of the at least one air-conditioning apparatus input by a user, wherein the schedule information in the schedule information management unit covers a plurality of time periods,
select, from the plurality of items of the schedule information stored in the schedule information management unit, schedule information to be transmitted to the at least one air-conditioning apparatus, wherein the selected schedule information is selected to cover less than all of the plurality of time periods, and
transmit the selected schedule information, as a periodic scheduled process, to the centralized monitoring apparatus,
the first processor of the centralized monitoring apparatus is further configured to
acquire the selected schedule information transmitted from the information processing terminal via the communication line, wherein the centralized monitoring apparatus receives and stores only a subset of the schedule information stored in the information processing terminal,
transmit the acquired selected schedule information to the at least one air-conditioning apparatus and
cause the air-conditioning apparatus to self-operate according to the selected schedule information.

US Pat. No. 10,113,752

CEILING-EMBEDDED AIR CONDITIONER WITH A BLOWOFF STRUCTURE BLOWING AIR TO ALL DIRECTIONS

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

1. A ceiling-embedded air conditioner comprising:a casing main body embedded in a ceiling;
a decorative panel mounted on a bottom surface of the casing main body;
a turbo fan disposed in the casing main body;
a heat exchanger disposed in the casing main body to surround an outer periphery of the turbo fan;
a drain pan that is disposed in the casing main body along a bottom side of the heat exchanger and includes a foamed resin drain pan main body and a resin drain sheet integrated with the foamed resin drain pan main body on a side of the heat exchanger;
an air suction path that is disposed in a center of the drain pan in a horizontal direction and reaches the turbo fan;
an air blowoff path for conditioned air having passed through the heat exchanger, the air blowoff path being provided at four places along the sides surrounding the air suction path, wherein the sides are parallel to sides of the casing main body;
an air suction opening that is provided in the decorative panel and communicates with the air suction path; and
a rectangular air blowoff opening that is provided in the decorative panel and communicates with the air blowoff path, wherein
the air blowoff path is integrated with the drain pan, as a cuboidal shape having a pair of second side walls disposed with a predetermined space therebetween in parallel to the sides surrounding the air suction path and a pair of first side walls connecting ends of the second side walls, the second side wall being longer than the first side wall,
an airflow guide vane is provided in the air blowoff path to direct part of the blown airflow of the conditioned air toward a first side of the rectangular air blowoff opening,
an attachment portion formed of the same material as that for the drain sheet and configured to attach the airflow guide vane is provided at an inflow-side opening portion of the air blowoff path,
the airflow guide vane includes:
a base plate disposed along the second side walls;
a plurality of guide fins that is vertically erected from a surface of the base plate in parallel to one another with a predetermined space therebetween; and
a lock piece that is provided at an upper end of a back surface of the base plate and is locked in the attachment portion,
the attachment portion has a lock concave formed by recessing, in a thickness direction, part of the inflow-side opening of the air blowoff path, and
the lock piece is housed in the lock concave such that the lock piece is flush with an inflow-side upper end surface of an upper end portion of the air blowoff path.

US Pat. No. 10,113,746

ATOMIZER AND COMBUSTION DEVICE USING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power ...

1. An atomizer comprising:a mixing chamber for mixing spray fluid and spray medium;
a spray fluid flow passage for supplying the spray fluid into the mixing chamber;
a spray medium flow passage for supplying the spray medium into the mixing chamber; and
outlet holes formed at a downstream end surface of the mixing chamber for spraying a mixed fluid of the spray fluid and the spray medium which have been mixed in the mixing chamber outside of the mixing chamber, wherein:
the spray medium flow passage includes a first spray medium supply holes for supplying the spray medium into the mixing chamber, and a second spray medium supply holes for supplying the spray medium into a region located more downstream than the first spray medium supply holes in the mixing chamber;
the second spray medium supply holes are formed by a side surface of the mixing chamber and the downstream end surface of the mixing chamber;
the second spray medium supply holes serve to supply the spray medium to a region around the outlet holes adjacent to an inner circumference of the outlet holes.

US Pat. No. 10,113,735

MODULAR LED LIGHTING DEVICE WITH DIFFERENT INTERCHANGEABLE LED HEADS

1. A modular, high-intensity LED light assembly with a series of light options, comprising:a body with electronics contained within the body, the body being sealed against moisture and including power means for powering the light assembly,
a series of separate, different LED heads, each with a heat sink to dissipate heat from LEDs in the LED head, and each being connectable individually and interchangeably against said body such that the LEDs of the LED head are driven by the power means and electronics in the body, the LED heads including at least:
(a) a first air cooled LED head with spaced heat sink elements positioned to withdraw heat from the LEDs to be dispersed into ambient air surrounding the LED head, for a highest LED output in air,
(b) a second air cooled LED head with spaced heat sink elements positioned to withdraw heat from the LEDs by purely passive air cooling such that the head is dispersed into ambient air surrounding the LED head for a lower LED output in air, lower than the LED output of the first air cooled LED head, and
the electronics in the body including means for recognizing which LED head has been secured to the body, and for supplying a level of power appropriate for driving the LEDs of the attached LED head.

US Pat. No. 10,113,730

SUSPENDED BULB LAMP

1. A suspended bulb lamp comprising:a lamp holder with a top and a lower portion;
a bulb shell connected to the lamp holder;
an LED light disposed inside the bulb shell and connected to the lamp holder;
a pull cord for suspending the lamp holder having two ends;
a lamp holder shell covering an upper portion of the lamp holder;
wherein,
the lamp holder shell is detachably connected to the lamp holder;
a first seal ring is disposed between the lamp holder shell and the lamp holder;
a control switch for controlling the LED light is disposed on the top of the lamp holder;
an actuating member for triggering the control switch is disposed inside the lamp holder shell;
a spring acts on the actuating member to enable the actuating member to move up and down within the lamp holder shell; and
one end of the pull cord is connected to the actuating member, while the other end of the pull cord is a suspended free end.

US Pat. No. 10,113,729

CLIP ON MAILBOX LIGHTING APPARATUS

1. A clip on mailbox lighting apparatus, comprising:a device housing having a top side, a bottom side, a front surface, and a power source;
an attachment device integral with said device housing, wherein said attachment device defines a spring biased clip which extends below said bottom side, thereby adapting the device housing to be removably attached to a mailbox having a door with the attachment device extending into the interior of the mailbox and the device housing not extending into the interior of the mailbox;
a lighting element integral with said attachment device, positioned such that when the device housing is attached to the mailbox with the attachment device extending into the interior of the mailbox, the lighting element illuminates the interior of the mailbox when supplied with electricity;
a switching element integral with said device housing, positioned such that when the device housing is attached to the mailbox with the attachment device extending into the interior of the mailbox, the mailbox door contacts the switching element only when closed so as to actuate the switching element; and
wherein said switching element is configured to interrupt the flow of electricity from the power source to the lighting element when actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,113,712

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING PHOTOLUMINESCENT LAYER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a photoluminescent layer that contains a photoluminescent material and emits light including first light having a wavelength ?a in air; and
a light-transmissive layer located on or near the photoluminescent layer, wherein
at least one periodic structure is defined on at least one of the photoluminescent layer and the light-transmissive layer,
the at least one periodic structure has projections or recesses or both,
a distance Dint between two adjacent projections or two adjacent recesses and a refractive index nwav-a of the photoluminescent layer for the first light satisfy ?a/nwav-a a wavelength A of a peak intensity in a spectrum of light output from the at least one periodic structure in a direction perpendicular to the photoluminescent layer is different from a wavelength B of a peak intensity in an emission spectrum of the photoluminescent material, and
the at least one periodic structure has a period that allows an electric field to be formed in the photoluminescent layer, in which a period of maximum amplitude of the electric field is the same as the period of the at least one periodic structure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,703

VEHICLE HEADLAMP FOR FORMING SPOT AND DIFFUSION LIGHT DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS

ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.,...

1. A vehicle headlamp comprising:a semiconductor light source;
a reflector; and
a lens,
wherein the semiconductor light source has a light-emitting surface,
the reflector has a reflection surface to reflect light from the light-emitting surface to the lens's side, and
the lens radiates to a front side of a vehicle, the light reflected by means of the reflection surface, as a predetermined light distribution pattern, and
wherein the semiconductor light source comprises a first semiconductor light source and a second semiconductor light source,
the reflection surface comprises a first reflection surface which corresponds to the first semiconductor light source, and a second reflection surface which corresponds to the second semiconductor light source,
the lens comprises a first lens which corresponds to the first semiconductor light source and the first reflection surface, and a second lens which corresponds to the second semiconductor light source and the second reflection surface, and
the first semiconductor light source, the first reflection surface, and the first lens are arranged to form a spot light distribution pattern and the second semiconductor light source, the second reflection surface, and the second lens are arranged to form a diffusion light distribution pattern so that the spot light distribution pattern and the diffusion light distribution pattern are combined to form the predetermined light distribution pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,113,687

TELEVISION SAFETY MOUNT

1. A device for preventing movement of a television and a dresser, the device comprising,a. at least one wall bracket, said wall bracket having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein said distal end of said wall bracket connects to a wall, and said proximal end of said wall bracket connects to the dresser;
b. at least one television bracket, said television bracket having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the distal end of the television bracket connects to a television, and the proximal end of the television bracket connects to the dresser;
c. wherein said distal end of the wall bracket comprises a wall mount and means for connecting the distal end of the wall bracket to the wall, and wherein the proximal end of the wall bracket comprises a dresser mount and means for connecting the proximal end of the wall bracket to the dresser;
d. wherein said wall mount having a wall mounting plate comprises:
i. at least one traversing hole and a wall connection selected from a group consisting of at least one screw, key, pin, peg, rivet, cotter pin, nail, spike, bolt, stud, staple, boss, clamp, clip, dowel, stake, hook, anchor, tie, ring, band, crimp, wedge, adhesive, shackle of a padlock, and shank of a padlock; and
ii. at least one arm with a traversing hole and a wall bracket connection selected from a group consisting of at least one screw, key, pin, peg, rivet, cotter pin, nail, spike, bolt, stud, staple, boss, clamp, clip, dowel, stake, hook, anchor, tie, ring, band, crimp, wedge, adhesive, shackle of a padlock, and shank of a padlock;
e. wherein said dresser mount having a dresser mounting plate comprises:
i. at least one traversing hole and a dresser connection selected from a group consisting of at least one screw, key, pin, peg, rivet, cotter pin, nail, spike, bolt, stud, staple, boss, clamp, clip, dowel, stake, hook, anchor, tie, ring, band, crimp, wedge, adhesive, shackle of a padlock, and shank of a padlock; and
ii. at least one arm with a traversing hole and a bracket connection selected from a group consisting of at least one screw, key, pin, peg, rivet, cotter pin, nail, spike, bolt, stud, staple, boss, clamp, clip, dowel, stake, hook, anchor, tie, ring, band, crimp, wedge, adhesive, shackle of a padlock, and shank of a padlock;
f. wherein a dresser plate is used between the dresser mounting plate and the dresser for connecting the dresser mounting plate to the dresser.

US Pat. No. 10,113,670

SINGLE USE WALL PASS-THROUGH SYSTEM

NewAge Industries, Inc., ...

1. A single use wall pass-through system, comprisinga tube assembly that is attachable through an opening in a wall, including a tubular body,
a clamping flange connected to each end of the tubular body,
a hose or tube is arranged through the tubular body and passes through a hose opening in an integral one-piece isolating gasket and end cap formed of an elastomer that extends in one piece from the hose or tube to the clamping flange at one end of the tubular body,
a clamp ring that clamps the one-piece isolating gasket and end cap to one of the clamping flanges forming a seal between the clamping flange and the one-piece isolating gasket,
the tube or hose and the one-piece isolating gasket and end cap are single use, and
the one-piece isolating gasket and end cap includes reinforcing ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,113,659

FRICTION-WELDED PIPE REPAIR

Forge Tech, Inc., Kemah,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a curved structure having an exterior surface, having an interior surface and having a defect;
a gasket positioned over the defect in the curved structure, the gasket having a length, a width and a thickness;
a rigid patch positioned over the gasket, the rigid patch having a length, a width and a thickness, the length of the rigid patch being greater than the length of the gasket, the width of the rigid patch being greater than the width of the gasket; and
a plurality of studs and nuts positioned near an outer perimeter of the rigid patch, the plurality of studs being friction welded to the exterior surface of the curved structure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,654

WATER DIVERTER ASSEMBLY FOR A DISHWASHING APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A dishwashing appliance, comprising:a tub defining a wash chamber, the tub including a top wall, a bottom wall and sidewalls extending between the top and bottom walls;
a first spray-arm assembly housed within the wash chamber;
a second spray-arm assembly housed within the wash chamber;
a pump configured to deliver fluid into the wash chamber;
a machinery compartment disposed below the bottom wall of the tub; and
a diverter assembly in fluid communication with the pump, the diverter assembly including:
a diverter head having a body portion and first and second outlets, the body portion and the first and second outlets forming a single unitary component, the first outlet being configured to be directly coupled to the first spray-arm assembly, the second outlet being configured to be directly coupled to a conduit in fluid communication with the second spray-arm assembly; and
a valve housing configured to be coupled to the diverter head, the valve housing defining an inlet in fluid communication with the pump and at least partially housing a diverter valve configured to divert the fluid received via the inlet to either the first outlet or the second outlet,
wherein the diverter assembly is mounted directly to the bottom wall of the tub, and
wherein the diverter head further comprises at least one mounting tab projecting outwardly from the body portion for mounting the diverter assembly to the bottom wall of the tub, the at least one mounting tab abutting against an outer surface of the bottom wall when the diverter head is inserted at least partially through an opening defined through the bottom wall, the outer surface of the bottom wall facing the machinery compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,113,652

TOP-ENTRY FLOATING BALL VALVE

Cameron International Cor...

1. A method comprising:inserting a first body bushing through an opening in a body, into a first bore, and into a first counterbore of a second bore of the body, wherein the first bore extends from a first flange of the body along a first axis, and the second bore extends from the first bore to a second flange of the body along a second axis, transverse to the first axis;
inserting a second body bushing through the opening in the body, into the first bore, and into a second counterbore of a third bore of the body, wherein the third bore of the body extends along the second axis, opposite the second bore from the first bore to a third flange;
assembling a ball subassembly, comprising:
coupling a first seat to a first seat retainer, wherein the first seat is disposed at least partially within a first recess of the first seat retainer;
coupling a second seat to a second seat retainer, wherein the second seat is disposed at least partially within a second recess of the second seat retainer;
positioning the first seat and the second seat such that each of the first seat and the second seat contact the ball at respective annular interfaces; and
wherein the first seat retainer and the second seat retainer are substantially rectangular in shape; and
inserting the ball subassembly through the opening of the body and into the first bore of the body, between the first and second body bushings, and such that the first seat retainer and the second seat retainer are in contact with a bottom end of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,650

DUAL SEAT VALVE

Engip, LLC, Conroe, TX (...

1. A dual seat valve assembly comprising:a) a housing having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet,
b) a first valve seat and an axially movable plunger having a first valve surface located within the housing together forming a first valve,
c) a second valve seat concentric with the first valve seat and an axially movable second valve surface adapted to engage the second valve seat thereby together forming a second valve, and
d) a rupture disc quick disconnect assembly attached to the housing, and having first and second quick disconnect couplings that are connectable to first and second fittings on the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,649

MAGNETIC SEAL DEVICE AND FISHING REEL INCLUDING THE SEAL DEVICE

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

1. A magnetic seal device comprising:a magnetic sleeve having a cylindrical body and fitting on an outer peripheral surface of a rotatable shaft,
a ring shaped magnet being arranged radially outwardly from an outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve with a gap, and forming a magnetic circuit between the outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve and the ring shaped magnet, and
a magnetic fluid being maintained at the gap,
wherein the magnetic sleeve includes
a groove arranged circumferentially around the outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve, and
a flange extending radially outwardly from and circumferentially around the outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve, wherein the flange has a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve, and
a ring shaped absorbing member that is arranged to face the groove or the flange, wherein the absorbing member is configured to absorb the magnetic fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,113,648

SLIDING COMPONENT

EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.,...

1. A sliding component comprising a stationary sliding member and a rotary sliding member Forming a pair of sealing faces, and a mechanism to generate dynamic pressure resulting from-relative sliding of the pair of sealing faces, wherein one sealing face of the pair of sealing faces is provided with multiple lands along a circumferential direction for generating dynamic pressure facing a high-pressure fluid side and a seal area facing a low-pressure fluid side,wherein each land and the seal area are positioned away from each other in a radial direction and areas of the sealing face other than the lands and the seal area are formed lower than the lands and the seal area to constitute fluid communication paths open to the high-pressure fluid side,
wherein the fluid communication paths are constituted by (i) multiple radial fluid communication paths which extend in straight paths in the radial direction and which form contours of the lands, and (ii) a circumferential fluid communication path which is formed between the seal area and the lands and which is connected to each of the radial fluid communication paths,
wherein at least one spiral groove is provided in surfaces in both the radial fluid communication paths and the circumferential fluid communication path for discharging fluid, and
wherein the at least one spiral groove is inclined with respect to the radial direction, at least one of the plurality of grooves includes at least a a first end abutting onto a first end of one of adjoining two lands and a second end abutting onto a second end of the adjoining two lands, and the at least one of the grooves has a first end abutting onto any one of the lands and a second end abutting onto the seal area.

US Pat. No. 10,113,244

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNIFORMLY METALLIZATION ON SUBSTRATE

ACM Research (Shanghai) I...

1. An apparatus for substrate metallization from electrolyte comprising:an immersion bath containing metal salt electrolyte;
at least one set of electrodes connecting to at least one power supply;
a substrate holder holding at least one substrate to expose a conductive side of the substrate to face one set of electrode, the substrate holder being electricity conducting;
at least one sonic device coupled with a reflection plate for forming an ultra or mega sonic standing wave area in the immersion bath;
a first oscillating actuator oscillating the substrate holder along its axis for making the substrate holder pass through the entire ultra or mega sonic standing wave area with different sonic power intensity, so as to result in an uniformed sonic energy dose distribution across the substrate held by the substrate holder in an accumulated time; and
an adjusting mechanism for adjusting one of the reflection plate and the sonic device to be parallel to the other, wherein the adjusting mechanism includes an actuator for oscillating the reflection plate or the sonic device along the propagating direction of the ultra or mega sonic standing wave, wherein the oscillation amplitude is equal to N time of half wave length of the ultra or mega sonic standing wave, and N is an integer number from 1 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,113,232

AZIMUTHAL MIXER

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An apparatus for supplying process gases to a semiconductor processing gas distribution system, the apparatus comprising:a main passage;
a first plenum that substantially encircles the main passage;
a first inlet, the first inlet fluidically connected to the first plenum;
a manifold block including a first block and a second block; and
a plurality of first radial passages, each first radial passage spanning between, and fluidically connecting, the main passage with the first plenum, wherein:
the first block and the second block are adjacent to one another,
the first radial passages are defined by opposing surfaces of the first block and the second block,
the first plenum is defined by opposing surfaces of the first block and the second block, and
a first feed-through fluidically connects the first inlet with the first plenum.

US Pat. No. 10,113,112

PREPARATION OF NANORODS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method of preparing a core-shell nanorod comprising growing a shell of a core-shell nanorod (M1X1)M2X2 in a solution through a slow-injection of M2 precursor solution and X2 precursor solution to a suspension of M1X1 nanocrystals to form the shell in a first shell growth step, and, after stopping the first shell growth step, further growing the shell of the core-shell nanorod (M1X1)M2X2 in the solution through a slow-injection of M2 precursor solution and X2 precursor solution to a suspension of M1X1 nanocrystals to form a thicker shell in a second shell growth step and, wherein the core-shell nanorod includes a M1X1 core.

US Pat. No. 10,113,012

CATALYST COMPONENTS FOR THE POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFINS

Basell Poliolefine Italia...

1. A solid catalyst component for the (co)polymerization of olefins CH2?CHRx, in which Rx is hydrogen or a hydrocarbyl radical with 1-12 carbon atoms, comprising Ti, Mg, and Cl, an electron donor compound selected from the group consisting of carbamates, ketones, esters of malonic acids, esters of glutaric acids, esters of maleic acids, esters of succinic acids, alkyl and aryl esters of optionally substituted aromatic polycarboxylic acids, diol derivatives chosen among monoesters monocarbamates and monoesters monocarbonates, and 1,3-diethers of general formulawherein R, RI, RII, RIII, RIV and RV, equal or different to each other, are hydrogen or hydrocarbon radicals having from 1 to 18 carbon atoms, and RvI and RVII, equal or different from each other, have the same meaning of R-RV except that they cannot be hydrogen; and one or more of the R-RVII groups can be linked to form a cycle, or mixtures thereof, and from 0.1 to 50% by weight of bismuth (Bi) with respect to the total weight of the solid catalyst component.

US Pat. No. 10,112,896

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING DISSYMMETRIC SULFOETHER

SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY, Suzh...

1. A method for synthesizing dissymmetric sulfoether, comprising:a) under the condition of tetrabutylammonium halide catalysis, compounds having a structure of formula (I), compounds having a structure of formula (II) and salts having sulfur and oxygen are reacted in a solvent to give dissymmetric sulfoether having a structure of formula (III);

wherein, R1 is selected from phenyl, substituted phenyl, naphthyl, substituted naphthyl, thienyl or substituted thienyl; R2 is selected from hydrogen, phenyl, substituted phenyl, naphthyl, substituted naphthyl, thienyl or substituted thienyl; or R1, R2 form fluorene ring or thioxanthone ring with the C to which it is attached;
R3 is selected from hydrogen or alkyl;
R4 is selected from hydrogen, phenyl, substituted phenyl, naphthyl, substituted naphthyl, thienyl or substituted thienyl; R5 is selected from hydrogen; or R4, R5 form fluorene ring or thioxanthone ring with the C to which it is attached;
R6 is selected from C1˜C30 alkyl, cyano-substituted C1˜C20 alkyl, cyano-substituted C1˜C20 benzyl, C1˜C5 alkyl-substituted benzyl, halogen-substituted benzyl, fluorenyl and any of the structural substituents represented in formulas (a-1)˜(a-9):
in formulas (a-4)˜(a-9), m1, m2, m3, n, q, p1, p2, r1, r2 and e are integer from 0 to 5, respectively;X is selected from Cl, Br or I;
said salts having sulfur and oxygen include sodium thiosulfate and/or sodium sulfite.

US Pat. No. 10,112,827

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICE

1. A Method for producing an electromechanical device from a substrate, called the base substrate, the base substrate comprising an intermediate layer placed between a lower layer and an upper layer, each layer lying parallel to a plane, called the plane of the substrate, the process comprising the following steps:a) etching the upper layer so as to form first apertures, transversely to the plane of the substrate, the first apertures extending through the upper layer to the intermediate layer;
b) removing a portion of the intermediate layer lying between the first apertures, so as to form an empty cavity in the intermediate layer, said empty cavity lying, in the plane of the substrate, between the first apertures, and below the upper layer;
c) forming a blocking layer on the upper layer, the blocking layer covering the first apertures formed in step a), the blocking layer and the upper layer forming a suspended microstructure lying above the cavity formed in step b), between the first apertures;
d) producing a boundary trench in the suspended microstructure formed in step c), the boundary trench opening onto the cavity formed in step b), the boundary trench separating the suspended microstructure into a fixed portion and a movable portion, the movable portion being able to deform and overhanging the cavity, the movable portion forming a movable member of the electromechanical device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,813

SAFETY BRAKE FOR A LIFTING DEVICE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A safety brake for a lifting device, comprising:a brake blocking gear element connected to at least one drive of the lifting device;
a pawl for engaging in a latch void of the brake blocking gear element in cases of an impermissible lowering speed of the lifting device, the brake blocking gear element being blocked;
an actuator for activating the pawl, the pawl and the actuator being configured and arranged such that, in a non-energized state of the actuator, the pawl bears on the brake blocking gear element or moves into the latch void of the brake blocking gear element, and in an energized state of the actuator, the pawl moves away from the brake blocking gear element or moves out of the latch void and releases the brake blocking gear element;
an electronic or numeric controller for controlling the at least one drive and for activating the actuator, the controller monitoring the lowering speed of the lifting device, a transfer of the actuator to the non-energized state occurring when the permissible lowering speed is exceeded; and
at least two sensors which are linked to the controller for determining an operating state of the pawl, a differentiation with respect to the operating state being determinable at least between the moved-away state, the bearing state, and the completely moved-into the latch void state via the at least two sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,112,809

RELIABLE SPOOLING FOR A MOTORIZED LIFTING/PULLING DEVICE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An apparatus comprising:a motor;
a drum rotated by the motor to draw in or let out a line from the drum, the drum comprising a groove formed in an outer surface thereof to accommodate the line; and
a roller tracking and extending into the groove immediately over the line in order to push the line into the groove, wherein the roller is rotated to assist the drum in spooling the line onto and off of the drum.

US Pat. No. 10,112,799

ELEVATOR INSTALLATION MODERNIZATION USING AN EXISTING INTERFACE

Inventio AG, Hergiswil N...

1. An elevator installation modernization method comprising:placing a destination call control at an elevator installation, the destination call control being configured to generate start floor signals and destination floor signals based at least in part on at least one of a destination call signal or an identification code; and
connecting the destination call control with an existing elevator control using an existing serial maintenance interface of the existing elevator control, such that the destination call control is configured to provide the start floor signals and the destination floor signals to the existing elevator control through the existing serial maintenance interface by implementing a communications protocol compatible with the existing serial maintenance interface to provide the start floor signals and the destination floor signals to the existing elevator control.

US Pat. No. 10,112,784

APPARATUS FOR VARYING THE PITCH BETWEEN MOVING ARTICLES

FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A., ...

1. An apparatus for varying the pitch between moving articles, comprising:a stationary structure having a suction volume;
a plurality of rotors rotatable independently from each other about a common axis, each rotor having at least one transport element and each transport element having respective gripping surfaces provided with suction holes;
a rotary distributor rotatable about said axis independently of said rotors, and having a plurality of intake ducts comprising first openings selectively connected to said suction volume and second openings located on an interface surface of said rotary distributor; and
a plurality of rigid connection elements that establish a pneumatic connection between respective transport elements and said rotary distributor, wherein said rigid connection elements are fixed with respect to respective transport elements and have respective sliding surfaces in sliding contact with said interface surface, wherein said rigid connection elements have respective suction chambers elongated in the circumferential direction and open on said sliding surfaces, wherein said suction chambers are pneumatically connected to said suction holes of the respective transport elements and are connected pneumatically to said respective second openings of said rotary distributor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,777

TRANSPORT SYSTEM POWERED BY SHORT BLOCK LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTORS

MagneMotion, Inc., Deven...

1. A transport system, comprisingA. a guideway including a plurality of coreless propulsion coils disposed along a region in which one or more vehicles are to be propelled,
B. one or more vehicles disposed on the guideway, each containing a magnetic flux source,
C. electronic power and control circuitry that excites the propulsion coils independently so as to propel the one or more vehicles along the guideway.

US Pat. No. 10,112,765

CASE HAVING A SHOCK ABSORBING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD., ...

1. A case having a shock absorbing structure for an electronic device, comprising:a bottom wall to cover a bottom portion of the electronic device;
four side walls extending perpendicularly from the bottom wall to cover four side portions of the electronic device wherein two adjacent walls form a rounded corner; and
a shock absorbing recess formed longitudinally within an inner curved portion of the rounded corner in a direction substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall, wherein the shock absorbing recess does not make two outer-facing surfaces of the adjacent side walls being outwardly bulged,wherein the shock absorbing recess comprises a recess opening which is substantially symmetrical with respect to a middle vertical line of the rounded corner,wherein the case is made of a soft material.

US Pat. No. 10,112,756

INSULATED CONTAINER

Menzel Diversified Enterp...

1. An insulated container comprising:an insulation layer, formed from a post-industrial, pre-consumer cotton waste, comprising a pair of insulation pads wherein each one of the pads has a top surface, a bottom surface, and four edge surfaces, wherein the top surface and the bottom surface comprise contact surfaces;
a rigid container surrounding the insulation layer; and
a natural fiber lamination layer, comprising only a single layer, applied to the contact surfaces of the top surface and/or the bottom surface of the insulation pads but not to any of the edge surfaces of the insulation pads;
wherein the cotton waste includes cotton waste generated from one or more of cotton processing, cotton manufacturing, and/or cotton converting; and
wherein the insulation layer is biodegradable in an anaerobic environment.

US Pat. No. 10,112,746

DETACHABLE DISPENSING SYSTEMS FOR CONTAINERS

GBS Holdings LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A detachable dispensing system for a container, the system comprising:a handling portion comprising an outer ring configured to selectively secure and, alternatively, remove the handling portion about a dispensing opening of the container and an inner ring defining a circular aperture within the handling portion;
a hollow member comprising a top end and a base end, the hollow member slideably disposed within the circular aperture and selectively positionable between a recessed position in which the top end is proximate the handling portion and the base end extends away from the handling portion and toward the container and, alternatively, an extended position in which the top end extends away from the handling portion and the container and the base end is substantially flush with either (i) the dispensing opening of the container or (ii) the inner ring of the handling portion,
wherein the top end comprises a first engaging element for engaging at least a portion of the inner ring of the handling portion and preventing the top end of the hollow member from moving through the handling portion into the container when the hollow member is in the recessed position, and
wherein the base end comprises a second engaging element for engaging at least a portion of the inner ring of the handling portion and fixing the hollow member to the handling portion when the hollow member is in the extended position; and
an extendible spout at least partially disposed in the hollow member and connected to the hollow member, the extendible spout comprising,
a proximal end and a proximal opening, the proximal end connected to the hollow member,
a distal end and a distal opening, the distal end configured to extend from and retract at least partially into the hollow member, and
a discharge passage that extends from the proximal opening to the distal opening,
wherein the extendible spout is configured to dispense a pourable material from the container through the distal opening when the handling portion is engaged about the dispensing opening of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,112,733

BEVERAGE FILLING METHOD AND APPARATUS

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A beverage filling apparatus comprising:a molding section for molding a bottle from a heated preform through a blow molding process;
an inspection section for inspecting the bottles;
a sterilization section for sterilizing the bottle molded in the molding section with hydrogen peroxide mist or hydrogen peroxide gas;
a filling section for filling the bottle sterilized in the sterilization section with beverage and then sealing the bottle, the molding section, the sterilization section and the filling section being coupled continuously with one another;
bottle travelling means disposed for continuously travelling the bottle on a travelling path from the molding section to the filling section through the sterilization section, the bottle travelling means being provided with wheels disposed in a row from the molding section toward the filling section;
grippers turning around the wheels while gripping the bottle neck portion and transferring the bottle from an upstream side wheel to a downstream side wheel;
a chamber of the sterilization section for covering a portion from the sterilization section to the filling section;
an air exhaust means coupled to an entrance side of the chamber of the sterilization section which covers the sterilization section, thereby the air with hydrogen peroxide mist or hydrogen peroxide gas is exhausted out of the chamber of the sterilization section by the air exhaust means,
wherein an atmosphere shutoff chamber is disposed between a chamber of the inspection section and the chamber of the sterilization section,
wherein partition walls are disposed, respectively between the chamber of the inspection section and the atmosphere shutoff chamber and between the atmosphere shutoff chamber and the chamber of the sterilization section,
wherein an air exhaust, as the air exhaust means, is coupled with the atmosphere shutoff chamber, and
wherein a positive pressure creating means for creating positive pressure in the inspection section greater than pressures in the molding section and in the sterilization section is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,112,732

FORMATTING CONTAINER

1. A container comprising:a plurality of side walls, the plurality of side walls defining a circumferential boundary of an internal space, at least one side wall being re-positionable with respect to the other side walls to vary a cross-sectional area of the internal space;
an inlet to the internal space; and
an outlet from the internal space, the outlet being sealable;
a flap for sealing the outlet, the flap pivoting towards a side direction in a horizontal plane;
a single drive for re-positioning the at least one of the side walls and for opening the flap.

US Pat. No. 10,112,671

SADDLEBAG SPEAKER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF FORMING A SADDLEBAG SPEAKER ASSEMBLY

1. A saddlebag speaker assembly for housing a speaker within a saddlebag, the assembly comprising:a saddlebag lid configured to cooperate with a saddlebag base to form a saddlebag interior space, the saddlebag lid including a saddlebag lid upper portion and a saddlebag lid opening through the saddlebag lid upper portion;
a saddlebag lid opening cover covering the saddlebag lid opening;
a speaker adapter including a speaker adapter first end aligned with a first plane, the speaker adapter first end configured to be coupled to the saddlebag lid at the saddlebag lid opening and having a first opening area, the speaker adapter further including a speaker adapter second end aligned with a second plane and having a second opening area, wherein the second opening area is greater than the first opening area and the second plane forms a speaker angle with the first plane; and
a speaker coupled to the speaker adapter second end and having a speaker face comprising a speaker face area greater than the saddlebag lid opening.

US Pat. No. 10,112,648

VEHICLE STEERING DEVICE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A vehicle steering device comprising:an electric motor configured to apply an assist torque to assist steering of a steering system of a vehicle;
a steering torque detecting unit configured to detect a steering torque required for steering said steering system;
a steering angle detecting unit configured to detect a steering angle of said steering system;
a vehicle speed detecting unit configured to detect a vehicle speed;
a cruise control unit configured to perform cruise control to keep a vehicle speed of the vehicle at a predetermined value; and
a controller configured to control a driving current of said electric motor based on said steering torque to perform control of said assist torque to said steering system, wherein
said controller further includes an anti-one-side pull controlling unit configured to compute an anti-one-side pull current value that is to be fed to said electric motor for suppressing a one-side pull behavior of said vehicle,
said anti-one-side pull controlling unit comprises:
an integrating unit configured to calculate an integrated torque value that is an integrated value of said steering torque;
an anti-one-side pull steering angle value calculating unit configured to calculate, according to said integrated torque value, the amount of displacement of an anti-one-side pull steering angle value that corresponds to a midpoint steering angle of said steering system for suppressing the one-side pull behavior of said vehicle; and
a mapping information storing unit configured to store mapping information in which the amount of displacement of said anti-one-side pull steering angle value and said anti-one-side pull current value corresponding to the amount of displacement of said anti-one-side pull steering angle value are associated with each other,
said anti-one-side pull controlling unit:
computes said anti-one-side pull current value corresponding to the amount of displacement of said anti-one-side pull steering angle value with reference to said mapping information, and,
when said vehicle is under said cruise control and said vehicle speed is below a predetermined threshold, performs control to make the amount of displacement of said anti-one-side pull steering angle value smaller than that obtained when said vehicle speed is equal to or above said predetermined threshold,
wherein the amount of displacement of the anti-one-side pull steering angle value corresponds to the amount of moving of the midpoint of said steering system.

US Pat. No. 10,112,644

METHOD FOR OPERATING A STEERING SYSTEM

1. A method for operating a steering system (2) of a motor vehicle having an electric drive unit (15) for boosting the steering force, the method comprising:operating an electric drive unit by a control device configured to execute software, and
during a restart of the software, operating the electric drive unit (15) so that torque introduced via a steering device to a steering rack is damped by a torque generated by the electric drive unit.

US Pat. No. 10,112,489

METHOD OF CONTROLLING REGENERATIVE BRAKING COOPERATION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling a regenerative braking cooperation for an electric vehicle, the method comprising:a correction mode entering operation, of entering a correction mode when a braking quantity of a driver is detected by a pedal stroke sensor of the vehicle;
a first braking pattern analyzing operation, by a controller, of comparing an accumulated correction hydraulic pressure braking quantity with a predetermined first hydraulic pressure braking quantity, to analyze a braking pattern of the driver through the entering to the correction mode, the first braking pattern analyzing operation including a total required braking quantity determining operation;
a regenerative braking restriction requesting operation of, when the accumulated correction hydraulic pressure braking quantity is smaller than the first hydraulic pressure braking quantity, determining, by the pedal stroke sensor, that the driver has a gradual braking-centered braking pattern and transferring a signal for requesting a regenerative braking restriction of a motor to the controller; and
a hydraulic pressure braking operation, by the controller, of determining a correction hydraulic pressure braking quantity based on a braking quantity of the driver input into the pedal stroke sensor in a state where regenerative braking of the motor is restricted, and performing a hydraulic pressure braking according to the correction hydraulic pressure braking quantity,
wherein the total required braking quantity determining operation includes a second braking pattern analyzing operation, by the controller, in which when it is determined that a traveling distance of the vehicle in a state where the total required braking quantity is determined is equal to or larger than a predetermined distance, an accumulated general hydraulic pressure braking quantity according to the travelling distance equal to or larger than the predetermined distance is compared with a predetermined second hydraulic pressure braking quantity.

US Pat. No. 10,112,486

APPARATUS FOR DETECTING GAS LEAKAGE OF A VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A device for detecting leakage of gas of a fuel cell vehicle, the device comprising:a gas sensor configured to determine whether gas leaks based on a change in a temperature by a catalyst reaction; and
a vehicle control unit including a comparator configured to read a variation in temperature from the gas sensor, and configured to control a fuel cell vehicle,
wherein in a power off state of the fuel cell vehicle, a power application state is maintained in the comparator, power of the gas sensor is switched at regular periodic intervals, the comparator determines the variation in temperature measured by the gas sensor, and, when the variation in temperature exceeds a predetermined value, the power of the gas sensor is switched to normal power.

US Pat. No. 10,112,336

PLANETARY ROLLER EXTRUDER WITH PLANET SPINDLES AND CONTACT RING

1. A method of extruding material with a planetary roller extruder, said planetary roller extruder comprising:a housing comprising an internal toothing;
a central spindle being disposed within said housing and comprising an external toothing;
planetary spindles being disposed about said central spindle and within said housing, and each comprising an external toothing configured to mesh with both said internal toothing of said housing and said external toothing of said central spindle;
an extrusion space being configured to contain material during extrusion thereof, said extrusion space being the empty space within said housing not occupied by said central spindle and said planetary spindles;
said method comprising the steps of:
rotating said central spindle about its rotational axis at a rotational speed, and thereby both rotating said planetary spindles about each of their rotational axes and revolving said planetary spindles about said central spindle;
increasing said rotational speed to a first speed;
increasing said rotational speed to at least a second speed, which second speed is substantially higher than said first speed;
kneading, mixing, and extruding material in said extrusion space while said central spindle is being rotated at at least said second speed; and
continuously maintaining an amount of material in said extrusion space while said central spindle is being rotated at said first speed or higher, which amount of material being sufficient to fill at least 6% of said extrusion space.

US Pat. No. 10,112,278

POLISHING A CERAMIC COMPONENT USING A FORMULATED SLURRY

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of polishing a sapphire component comprising:positioning a compliant pad adjacent to a surface of the sapphire component;
disposing an abrasive slurry between the compliant pad and the surface; and
moving the compliant pad and the sapphire component with respect to each other to produce a polished surface and to generate sapphire particulates suspended in the abrasive slurry;
forming clusters of the sapphire particulates in the abrasive slurry; and
removing at least some of the clusters of the sapphire particulates from the abrasive slurry;wherein:the abrasive slurry comprises:
a liquid component having a pH level greater than 10;
abrasive particulates having a hardness greater than the sapphire component; and
a coagulating agent for the sapphire particulates.

US Pat. No. 10,112,269

SCREEN PRINTER, COMPONENT MOUNTING LINE, AND SCREEN PRINTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A screen printing method comprising:holding a first substrate by a substrate holder placed on a base;
moving an imaging device in a horizontal direction of a mask and the first substrate, and imaging the first substrate held by the substrate holder by the imaging device;
contacting the first substrate held by the substrate holder with the mask before a printing by moving the substrate holder up at a below-mask-position below the mask before the printing based on a result of the imaging of the first substrate;
moving a printing head on the mask to print a paste on the first substrate; and
moving a mask cleaner under the mask after the printing within a moving range of the mask cleaner and cleaning a lower surface of the mask after the printing by the mask cleaner with the first substrate being separated from the mask after the printing,
wherein an imaging of a second substrate is performed when the substrate holder is positioned at an initial position between a feeding conveyor and a discharge conveyor and in line with the conveyors away from the below-mask-position outside the moving range of the mask cleaner in the horizontal direction, while simultaneously, the cleaning of the mask after the printing is performed when the substrate holder holding the second substrate is positioned at the initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,100

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHODS AND SYSTEMS ENABLING FAN PARTICIPATION IN CALLING PLAYS AT SPORTING AND OTHER EVENTS

Your Call Technology, LLC...

1. A computerized method of determining a score for a user of a gaming platform such that the score reflects the user's success rate in calling plays in a sporting event, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a user profile, the user profile corresponding to a user registered to vote in a real-time game, the user profile comprising a user vote performance score;
initiating, by the computing device, a sequence of states in response to a start of a play during the real-time event, the sequence of states comprising:
a poll creation state, the poll creation state comprising receiving, by the computing device, a set of plays from a coordinator computing device at a time corresponding to a time prior to an execution of a play in the real-time event,
a first notification state, the first notification state comprising sending, by the computing device, the set of plays to a registered user computing device and the coordinator computing device in a format such that the sets of plays automatically displays on the registered user computing device and the coordinator computing device,
a coordinator pick state, the coordinator pick state comprising receiving, by the computing device, a coordinator pick from the coordinator computing device, the coordinator pick corresponding to one play from the set of plays,
a fan voting state, the fan voting state comprising receiving, by the computing device, a fan vote from the registered user computing device, the fan vote corresponding to one play from the set of plays,
a second notification state, the second notification state comprising sending, by the computing device, a winning play to the registered user computing device and the coordinator computing device, the winning play based on results of the vote, and
a play in action state, the play in action state comprising receiving, by the computing device, an on-field result associated with a real-time play based on the winning play from an administrator computing device;
calculating, by the computing device, a field score associated with the real-time play, the field score comprising points allocated based on at least one event associated with the on-field result during the real-time play, the field score comprising a positive value when the on-field result comprises a good result and a negative value when the on-field result comprises a bad result; and
updating, by the computing device, a user vote performance score, the user vote performance score associated with points awarded based on the fan vote and at least one of the coordinator pick, the winning play, and the field score.

US Pat. No. 10,112,042

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TISSUE ANCHORING OF MEDICAL DEVICES

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

26. A kit comprising an apparatus for tissue anchoring of an elongate medical device body, and an associated tool configured to engage with the apparatus and thereby facilitate positioning of the apparatus along a length of the device body, and wherein the apparatus comprises:a retention member including a tubular sidewall that extends from a first end of the retention member to a second end of the retention member and defines a lumen of the retention member, the lumen extending along a longitudinal axis of the apparatus from a first opening thereof to a second opening thereof, and the retention member being transformable along the longitudinal axis from a first, gripping state to a second, open state, and vice versa, the first state being that at which the lumen has a first diameter and the first and second ends of the tubular sidewall are spaced apart by a first distance, and the second state being that at which the lumen has a second diameter and the first and second ends of the tubular sidewall are spaced apart by a second distance, the first diameter being smaller than the second diameter, and the first distance being greater than the second distance;
an elastic member secured between the first and second ends of the retention member, the elastic member being spring biased to push the first and second ends apart from one another, thereby holding the retention member in the first, gripping state;
a pair of force interface members, a first of the pair of interface members being coupled to the retention member in proximity to the first end thereof, a second of the pair of interface members being coupled to the retention member in proximity to the second end thereof, and the interface members being configured to receive opposing forces that compress the elastic member, against the spring bias thereof, and thereby transform the retention member to the second, open state; and
a tissue fixation member directed outward from the retention member, when the retention member is in the first, gripping state;
wherein, when the tool engages the apparatus force interface members, the apparatus, with the retention member thereof in the second, open state, is positionable along the length of the device body; andwhen the tool is released from engagement with the apparatus force interface members, the apparatus, with the retention member thereof in the first, gripping state, grips the medical device body;wherein the apparatus further comprises an outer sheath extending between the apparatus force interface members and around the apparatus elastic member;
the apparatus further comprises a deployment member extending alongside the outer sheath of the apparatus and being free to slide relative to the sheath;
the deployment member includes an end secured to the first force interface member of the apparatus and an outward protruding ramp member spaced apart, along the longitudinal axis of the apparatus, from the secured end;
the tissue fixation member of the apparatus comprises a deployable tine or barb element, the tine or barb element including a fixed end and a free end, the fixed end coupled to the second force interface member of the apparatus, and the free end configured to engage with the ramp member of the deployment member; and
when the opposing forces that compress the elastic member of the apparatus are released, the ramp member of the deployment member forces the free end of the tine or barb element outward from the longitudinal axis to engage tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,112,025

SELF-CONTAINED, INTERMITTENT POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING SLEEP APNEA, SNORING, AND OTHER RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

Hancock Medical, Inc., M...

1. A system to aid respiration of an individual, comprising:a mask comprising a first mask inlet valve and a mask outlet valve, wherein the first mask inlet valve is configured for one-way flow into the mask;
a self-contained airflow manifold comprising an air inlet valve and a positive pressure source configured to be worn by the individual and comprising a controller configured to intermittently operate the positive pressure source to increase positive air pressure in the mask to resist tissue collapse in the upper airway during only a portion of a respiratory cycle less than the entire respiratory cycle;
an air path connecting the airflow manifold to the mask;
wherein the positive pressure source is configured to supply positive air pressure from the air inlet valve to the first mask inlet valve.

US Pat. No. 10,111,995

ELECTROACTIVE ACTUATORS

THE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIV...

1. An actuator comprising:an inner tubular structure; and
an outer tubular structure surrounding the inner tubular structure;
wherein:
the outer tubular structure comprises a plurality of layers of a dielectric elastomeric material;
the outer tubular structure comprises a tubular elastic support structure;
the tubular elastic support structure is configured to maintain a pre-stress in the plurality of layers of the dielectric elastomeric material;
the outer tubular structure is configured to contract in a radial direction around the inner tubular structure upon application of an actuation voltage signal across the dielectric elastomeric material layers; and
the tubular elastic support structure comprises an auxetic structure configured such that a ratio between expansion in the circumferential direction and contraction in the axial direction of the tubular elastic support structure when unconstrained is zero or negative.

US Pat. No. 10,111,993

VENTRICULAR CUFF

TC1 LLC, St. Paul, MN (U...

1. A cuff for attachment to a heart, comprising:an annular fastening member defining an opening and adapted to be attached to the heart;
a linking member coupled to the annular fastening member and disposed about the opening; and
an attachment member coupled to the linking member and disposed about the opening, the linking member extending about an outer surface of the attachment member, the attachment member configured to attach the cuff to a cannula disposed through the opening, the attachment member having at least one flanged portion extending outward from the opening in a plane generally perpendicular to a circular portion of the attachment member and offset from the annular fastening member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,903

DELIVERY VEHICLE FOR THERAPEUTIC GASES

1. A method for administering a therapeutic gas to a patient in need thereof, said method comprising administering in the mouth of said patient in need of such therapeutic gas a buccal delivery dosage form comprising:a) at least one crystallized excipient; and
b) at least one therapeutic gas entrapped within the crystallized excipient,
wherein said buccal delivery dosage form releases the therapeutic gas entrapped therein upon solubilization of said crystallized excipient in contact with the saliva in the mouth of the patient, said gas being absorbed through the buccal mucosa, and wherein said buccal delivery dosage form does not contain any additional active ingredient.

US Pat. No. 10,111,884

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTIONS

Hadasit Medical Research ...

1. A method of treating a viral infection or suppressing viral replication in a subject having a viral infection, comprising the step of administering to said subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having anti-viral activity represented by the structure of formula I:
or a salt or a solvate thereof, wherein Y represents an optionally substituted morpholinosulphonyl group or a group —NR1R2; wherein R1 and R2 together with the interjacent nitrogen atom represent an optionally substituted non-aromatic heterocyclic group selected from the group consisting of piperazinyl, morpholinyl, and thiomorpholinyl,
wherein said viral infection or replication is a cytomegalovirus infection or replication, and wherein the compound inhibits cytomegalovirus infection and/or replication in said subject.

US Pat. No. 10,111,875

PYRROLOPYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

HUTCHINSON MEDIPHARMA LIM...

1. A compound of formula (1):
wherein
R1 is chosen from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl and heterocycle, each of the said alkyl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycle, in R1 is optionally substituted with one or more groups chosen from optionally substituted lower alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, —C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORb, —CN, —C(O)NRcRd, halo, optionally substituted haloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —NRcRd, —NReC(O)Ra, —NReC(O)ORb, —NReC(O)NRcRd, —NReS(O)nRf, —NReS(O)nNRcRd, —NO2, —ORb, —S(O)nRf, and —S(O)nNRcRd;
R2 is chosen from aryl, heterocycle, heteroaryl, —S(O)nRf, and —S(O)nNRcRd, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl is selected from the group consisting of
and each of the above said aryl, heterocycle, heteroaryl in R2 is optionally substituted with one or more groups chosen from optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORb, —CN, —C(O)NRcRd, halo, optionally substituted haloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —NRcRd, —NReC(O)Ra, —NReC(O)ORb, —NReC(O)NRcRd, —NReS(O)nRf, —NReS(O)nNRcRd, —NO2, —ORb, —S(O)nRf, and —S(O)nNRcRd;m is 1 and n is independently chosen from 0, 1, and 2;for each occurrence, Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re and Rf are each independently chosen from hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted haloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl and optionally substituted heterocycle,or Re and Rd, with the nitrogen to which they are attached, combine to form a heterocycle ring, which is optionally substituted with one or more groups chosen from halo, lower alkyl, hydroxy, and lower alkoxy, wherein the heterocycle ring further optionally comprises one or two additional heteroatoms chosen from N, O and S,wherein each optionally substituted group above can be unsubstituted or independently substituted with at least one substituent independently chosen from C1-C4 alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocycle, heteroaryl, aryl-C1-C4 alkyl, heteroaryl-C1-C4 alkyl-, C1-C4 haloalkyl-, —OC1-C4 alkyl, —OC1-C4 alkylphenyl, —C1-C4 alkylOH, —C1-C4 alkyl-O—C1-C4 alkyl, —OC1-C4 haloalkyl, halo, —OH, —NH2, —C1-C4 alkyl-NH2, —N(C1-C4 alkyl)(C1-C4 alkyl), —NH(C1-C4 alkyl), —N(C1-C4 alkyl)(C1-C4 alkylphenyl), —NH(C1-C4 alkylphenyl), cyano, nitro, oxo, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C4 alkyl, —CON(C1-C4 alkyl)(C1-C4 alkyl), —CONH(C1-C4 alkyl), —CONH2, —NHC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —NHC(O)(phenyl), —N(C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —N(C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)(phenyl), —C(O)C1-C4 alkyl, —C(O)C1-C4 haloalkyl, —OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2(phenyl), —SO2(C1-C4 haloalkyl), —SO2NH2, —SO2NH(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2NH(phenyl), —NHSO2(C1-C4 alkyl), —NHSO2(phenyl), and —NHSO2(C1-C4 haloalkyl), in which each of phenyl, aryl, heterocycle, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted by one or more groups chosen from halo, cycloalkyl, heterocycle, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl-, —OC1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkyl-OH, —C1-C4 alkyl-O—C1-C4 alkyl, —OC1-C4 haloalkyl, cyano, nitro, —NH2, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C4 alkyl, —CON(C1-C4 alkyl)(C1-C4 alkyl), —CONH(C1-C4 alkyl), —CONH2, —NHC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —N(C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2(phenyl), —SO2(C1-C4 haloalkyl), —SO2NH2, SO2NH(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2NH(phenyl), —NHSO2(C1-C4 alkyl), —NHSO2(phenyl), and —NHSO2(C1-C4 haloalkyl);or at least one pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,873

DIHYDROPYRIMIDINONE DERIVATIVES

KING SAUD UNIVERSITY, Ri...

1. A compound having the chemical structure according to Formula 1:whereinZ is selected from N and O;
X is selected from O and S; and
R is selected from aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, or substituted heteroaryl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,864

PHOSPHOINOSITIDE 3-KINASE INHIBITOR WITH A ZINC BINDING MOIETY

Curis, Inc., Lexington, ...

1. A method of producing Compound 1,
comprising the step of reacting Compound 108,

wherein R is methyl or ethyl, with hydroxylamine, thereby producing Compound 1.

US Pat. No. 10,111,853

COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCERS

PLACON THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A method of inhibiting proliferation of a cell, wherein the cell is a cancer cell selected from the group consisting of a lung cancer cell and a colorectal cancer cell, comprising contacting the cell with an effective amount of a compound of selected from the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 10,111,811

AIR-COOLING MICRO DROP PILL CAPSULE PRODUCTION LINE

TASLY PHARMACEUTICAL GROU...

1. An air-cooling micro drop pill capsule production line comprising a drop pill system, an air-cooling circulation system and a control system,the drop pill system comprising a molten material tank and a dripper connected thereto, a vibration apparatus which drives the dripper to vibrate up and down is arranged between the molten material tank and the dripper, the vibration apparatus configured to generate a vibration shear force which cuts liquor flowing out from the dripper into drops, and forms drop pills after the drops fall into the air-cooling circulation system and are cooled,
an online monitoring apparatus arranged on the dripper, and comprising a pulse signal emission mechanism with an emission frequency which is the same as a vibration frequency of the vibration apparatus,
the control system configured to control and regulate a dropping parameter according to a monitoring result of the online monitoring apparatus,
the air-cooling circulation system comprising a cooling duct and a refrigerating apparatus connected to the cooling duct configured to refrigerate the cooling duct, wherein an interlayer is arranged outside the cooling duct and a lower part of the interlayer is configured to communicate with an interior of the cooling duct;
the refrigerating apparatus comprising a cooling air refrigerating apparatus and a cold trap refrigerating apparatus, wherein the cooling air refrigerating apparatus comprises a freezer, an air outlet of the freezer and a cooling air inlet of the cooling duct being communicated with each other such that cooling air rises circularly in an inner chamber of the cooling duct;
wherein the cold trap refrigerating apparatus comprises: a refrigerant storage tank containing a refrigerant, a refrigerator refrigerating the refrigerant in the refrigerant storage tank, and a heat exchanger, a refrigerant outlet of the refrigerant storage tank being connected to a refrigerant inlet arranged on an upper part of the interlayer such that the refrigerant is transferred into the interlayer through the refrigerant inlet, then transferred from the upper part of the interlayer to the lower part of the interlayer and then to the inner chamber of the cooling duct; the refrigerant configured to rise circularly together with the cooling air in the inner chamber of the cooling duct simultaneously, and then be discharged or recycled through a top of the cooling duct
the air-cooling circulation system further comprising a gas recycling apparatus including a first valve, a second valve, a gas recycling machine and a separator, one end of a duct controlled by the first valve being configured to communicate with the cooling duct, and another end thereof being configured to communicate with atmosphere; one end of a duct controlled by the second valve being configured to communicate with the cooling duct, and another end thereof being connected to the separator via the gas recycling machine;
the gas recycling machine further including a gas discharging pipe, a vortex blower, a gas recycling pipe and a gas recycling box, and when the second valve is opened, the vortex blower operates to extract gas in the cooling duct through the gas discharging pipe and to discharge gas collected by extraction into the gas recycling box through the gas recycling pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,111,809

ASEPTIC CONNECTOR AND METHOD

Advanced Scientifics, Inc...

1. A method for forming an aseptic connection, the method comprising:inserting an end of a sealed fill connector into a receptacle of an aseptic connector assembly;
moving a pivot portion of the aseptic connector assembly relative to a body portion of the aseptic connector assembly so that the pivot portion severs a portion of the fill connector, the pivot portion being at least partially disposed within the body portion; and
advancing a conduit portion of the aseptic connector assembly into the fill connector so as to form an aseptic connection therebetween, the conduit portion being at least partially disposed within the pivot portion or the body portion of the aseptic connector assembly prior to advancing.

US Pat. No. 10,111,806

DEVICE FOR DELIVERING MIST TO THE HUMAN FACE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for delivering mist to a person's face when placed in a predetermined operational orientation on the face, said device comprising:a. a nozzle panel defining an outlet area including separate first and second zones, wherein the second zone excludes the first zone, (i) the first zone including an elongated central portion of the outlet area of the nozzle panel, having a principal vertical orientation, and configured to limit delivery of mist to a corresponding area of a person's face that includes forehead, nose and chin, and (ii) the second zone including first and second portions of the outlet area of the nozzle panel, respectively adjoining principal sides of the elongated central portion of the first zone, and configured to limit delivery of mist to corresponding areas on left and right sides of the person's face that include left and right cheeks;
b. at least one nozzle disposed within the nozzle panel in the first zone and adapted to emit a first nebulized water mist having a first temperature via the elongated central portion of the outlet area of the nozzle panel in the first zone, whereby delivery of the first mist is limited to the corresponding area of the person's face; and
c. at least second and third nozzles disposed within the nozzle panel in the second zone and adapted to emit, simultaneously with the emitting of the first mist, respective second and third nebulized water mists via the first and second portions of the outlet area of the nozzle panel in the second zone, whereby delivery of the second and third mists is limited to the corresponding areas on the left and right sides of the persons' face, said second and third nozzles being adapted to simultaneously emit the respective second and third mists at a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,111,800

THERAPEUTIC BOARD FOR TREATMENT OF THE SPINE

9. A therapeutic device comprising:a board having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite the upper surface, and a perimeter comprising a top edge and a bottom edge opposite the top edge; and
a first riser and a second riser releasably secured to the upper surface of the board side by side, each of the first riser and the second riser comprising a first end, a second end, and a taper formed from the first end to the second end, wherein
the first end of the first riser and the first end of the second riser are closer together than the second end of the first riser and the second end of the second riser such that the first riser and the second riser are disposed at an acute angle relative to one another, and
a distance between the first ends and the top edge is adjustable between a first position and a second position, wherein the first position comprises the first end of the first riser and the first end of the second riser equidistant from the top edge of the board forming a V-shape and the second position comprises the first end of the first riser disposed closer to the top edge of the board than the first end of the second riser forming an offset V-shape.

US Pat. No. 10,111,775

APPLICATOR FOR SUPERFICIAL CORNEAL MEDICAMENTS

1039578 B.C. Ltd, Vancou...

1. A corneal applicator for applying a fluid medicament onto a corneal surface comprising:an elongated, hollow shaft comprising a lumen for holding the fluid medicament, the shaft having a proximal end and a distal end with the lumen extending therebetween, wherein the shaft defines a shaft axis and has a decreasing taper in a distal direction;
a ring member connected with the shaft, wherein the ring member surrounds an aperture and defines a ring plane with a central axis centered in the aperture and perpendicular to the ring plane, and wherein the aperture of the ring member is in fluid communication with the lumen of the shaft; and
an injection portion connected with the proximal end of the shaft configured to inject the fluid medicament into the aperture of the ring member to create a bubble of the fluid medicament held therein by surface tension across the aperture for depositing the fluid medicament onto the corneal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,773

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING GAZE-ATTRACTING CONDOMS WITH PACKAGING

1. A packaging apparatus for placement of condoms in a gaze-attracting position to a recipient of a gift or product, comprising:a mount having a body having a first side adapted for an engagement at an engagement position upon a product;
said mount having a second side holding a condom in a removable engagement;
said body of said mount adapted to engage upon a said product which is a bottle by a sleeve extending from said first side of said body of said mount; and
said sleeve having an axial opening having a diameter sized to slide upon and surround a dispensing end of said bottle, wherein said mount must be removed by disengagement of said sleeve from said dispensing end of said bottle, in order to dispense liquid therefrom and whereby the gaze of a recipient receiving said product, is attracted to said engagement position upon opening said product or opening packaging surrounding said product, whereupon the presence of said condom in said mount is easily ascertained.

US Pat. No. 10,111,768

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLACING THERAPEUTIC DEVICES IN A HEART

MWEST, LLC, Farmington, ...

1. A guiderail catheter for use in positioning sheaths into the Coronary Sinus (“CS”) comprising:a biocompatible polymer coating covering woven or braided elements that provide for shapeability with manual stripping of the guiderail catheter at the distal end into a J curve, shapeability with manual stripping of the guiderail catheter at the distal tip that is secondary to the J curve at the distal end, a 1:1 torque of the guiderail catheter from a proximal handle of the guiderail catheter to a distal tip of the guiderail catheter, a radiopaque marker at the distal tip and wherein the guiderail catheter has been shaped to form a J curve at its distal end and wherein the radiopaque marker at the distal tip does not receive nor transmit an electrical signal when the guiderail catheter is in use and wherein there are no pacing or recording wires in the guiderail catheter and wherein the radiopaque marker comprises a first radiopaque marker pair with each marker of the first radiopaque marker pair separated by a first distance and a second radiopaque marker pair with each marker of the second radiopaque marker pair separated by a second distance wherein the first radiopaque marker pair is separated from the second radiopaque marker pair by a third distance which is greater than the first distance and the second distance such that the radiopaque marker enhances the two and three dimensional perspective of the catheter when the catheter is in use.

US Pat. No. 10,111,745

ACCOMMODATING INTRAOCULAR LENS

LensGen, Inc., Irvine, C...

1. An accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) comprising:an anterior lens;
a flexible posterior surface comprising a concave central portion surrounding an optical axis, wherein the concave central portion is coupled to an outer circumferential portion of the flexible posterior surface;
an articulating member joining the anterior lens and the posterior surface, the articulating member comprising anterior and posterior arms coupling the anterior lens and the posterior surface, respectively, and a peripheral portion coupled to the anterior and posterior arms, the peripheral portion having a length extending radially away from the anterior and posterior arms and having a thickness that is greater than each of a thickness of the anterior arm and a thickness of the posterior arm; and
a first posterior flex region disposed about the posterior arm and at a distance from the peripheral portion, the first posterior flex region permitting the flexible posterior surface to articulate relative to the posterior arm, to decrease the radius of curvature of the posterior surface as the peripheral portion on opposing sides of the IOL move toward one another in a first state and to increase the radius of curvature of the posterior surface as the peripheral portion on opposite sides of the IOL move away from one another in a second state, the first posterior flex region having a reduced thickness as compared to each of the posterior arm and the flexible posterior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,739

METHOD FOR REHYDRATION OF LYOPHILIZED BIOLOGIC MATERIALS

C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray ...

1. A method of storing and rehydrating a lyophilized medical implement, the method comprising:sealing the lyophilized medical implement within a sealed flexible container capable of being expanded away from the lyophilized medical implement to a maximum predetermined internal volume, the maximum predetermined internal volume corresponding to a certain volume of rehydration fluid for properly hydrating the lyophilized medical implement, the flexible container including a resealable port for receiving rehydration liquid therethrough into the flexible container;
opening the resealable port and introducing rehydration liquid into the flexible container through the resealable port until the flexible container has expanded to the maximum, predetermined internal volume;
resealing the resealable port;
waiting for the lyophilized medical implement to rehydrate within the sealed resealable container;
opening the sealed flexible container via a second opening through which the medical implement may be removed from the resealable container; and
removing the medical implement from the flexible container.

US Pat. No. 10,111,735

DOUBLE-CUSHIONED DENTAL IMPLANT

JTI BIOMED CORP., Tainan...

1. A dental implant comprising:a solid base member;
an abutment;
an implant-abutment junction (IAJ) portion at one end of said base member to retain said abutment to said base member, so that said abutment is able to move within a predetermined distance in an axial direction of said base member, wherein said one end of said base member is a flat closed end;
a first cushion adapted to be sandwiched between said abutment and said flat closed end of said base member only in said axial direction; and
a second cushion adapted to be sandwiched between said IAJ portion and said abutment,
wherein the first cushion and the second cushion are two separate members.

US Pat. No. 10,111,734

DENTAL KIT-OF-PARTS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG...

1. Method of manufacturing a dental kit-of-parts, comprising the following steps:manufacturing a dental restoration by rapid manufacturing such that a recess and a through hole of the dental restoration are formed within the dental restoration; and
manufacturing a screw simultaneously with the previous step, such that a screw head is formed in the recess and a screw shaft is formed in the through hole of the dental restoration and the screw is a captive screw enclosed by the dental restoration,
wherein the dental restoration has an inner surface and an outer surface, and a channel through which a tool is insertable, the dental restoration being configured to be connected with its inner surface to an inner surface of an implant abutment, the implant abutment being configured to be connected to a dental implant and having a through hole configured to accommodate at least a part of the screw shaft therein,
wherein the diameter of the screw head is larger than the diameter of the screw shaft,
wherein the kit-of-parts is so configured that the screw can connect a pre-assembly of the implant abutment and the dental restoration to the dental implant,
wherein the pre-assembly is so configured as to comprise therein the recess that encloses the screw head, whereby the screw is a captive screw,
wherein the channel of the dental restoration connects the outer surface of the dental restoration to the recess and has a diameter smaller than a diameter of the screw head of the screw, and
wherein the recess is formed within the dental restoration such that the recess is enclosed by the dental restoration and has no open sides to a peripheral surface of the dental restoration.

US Pat. No. 10,111,732

SELF-LIGATING BRACKET

American Orthodontics Cor...

1. A self-ligating bracket comprising:a bracket body having a mesial side opposed from a distal side and a labial side opposed from a lingual side, the bracket body comprising an arch wire slot that extends across the bracket body from the mesial side to the distal side and extends lingually into the bracket body from the labial side; and
a spring clip comprising a distal arm comprising a distal arm body and a distal finger and a mesial arm comprising a mesial arm body and a mesial finger, wherein the distal finger and the mesial finger are located lingual of the distal arm body and the mesial arm body in a different plane from the distal arm body and the mesial arm body, the spring clip is slidably secured to the bracket body and movable between a closed position and an open position;
wherein in the closed position, the distal finger and the mesial finger are positioned at least partially within the arch wire slot to occlude the arch wire slot; and
wherein in the open position, the distal arm and the mesial arm are deformed to move the distal finger and the mesial finger labially and out of the arch wire slot.

US Pat. No. 10,111,724

SURGICAL DRAPE FOR USE IN CESAREAN SECTIONS

1. A surgical drape for allowing access to a patient's vagina area during cesarean sections, the drape comprising:a base sheet, the base sheet configured to enable covering of a peritoneal region and a vaginal region;
an incision panel, the incision panel defined by a polymer film panel, a collection pouch, and a wire, the incision panel configured to overlay the peritoneal region, the polymer film panel configured to be transparent for enabling viewing of the peritoneal region, the wire configured to help fasten the collection pouch to the polymer film panel;
a vagina panel, the vagina panel defined by a viewing pane, the viewing pane having a hole, the viewing pane configured to be transparent for enabling viewing of the vaginal region, the viewing pane disposed adjacent to the vagina panel; and
a sleeve, the sleeve defined by a closed end and an open end, the sleeve disposed to join with the vagina panel, the closed end of the sleeve configured to pass through the hole in the viewing pane for manipulation of the vaginal region, wherein the sleeve is folded into folds for stowage in the hole of the viewing pane; wherein the sleeve is secured within the hole with an adhesive tape; wherein the adhesive tape is attached to the sleeve prior to being removed from the sleeve, and the adhesive tape is attached to an upper portion of the viewing pane, wherein the sleeve is operatively arranged to be extended toward a vaginal region by unfolding the sleeve to enable manipulation of the vaginal region without breaking a sterile field.

US Pat. No. 10,111,709

RAPID EXCHANGE BIAS LASER CATHETER DESIGN

The Spectranetics Corpora...

1. A method comprising:positioning a catheter within a vessel, wherein the catheter comprises:
a catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen disposed between the proximal end and the distal end, the lumen having an aperture at the distal end;
a light guide having a proximal end and a distal end, the light guide being at least partially disposed within the lumen and movable therein, wherein the light guide is coupled to a laser;
a distal tip distally extending from the distal end of the catheter body;
a retaining wire coupled with the distal tip and slidably positioned with the light guide; and
a balloon carried by the distal tip distally of the aperture;
inflating the balloon, wherein the balloon cooperates with the retaining wire to adjust the distal end of the light guide into a position substantially parallel with the distal tip; and
activating the laser to ablate material within the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,694

PEDICLE SCREW ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

SKELETAL DESIGN PARTNERSH...

1. A pedicle screw assembly, comprising:a bone fastener having a head at a proximal end and a threaded portion extending between the proximal end and a distal end;
a compression member having a cylindrical outer surface and a conical inner surface;
a locking member having an outer surface adapted to mate with the conical inner surface of the compression member, wherein the outer surface of the locking member has a proximal portion and a distal portion with at least one of a circumferential flange and a circumferential groove, the proximal portion of the locking member further comprising a plurality of vertical slots, the slots extending from the outer surface to the inner surface and from a top of the proximal portion down to at least one of the circumferential flange and the circumferential groove in the distal portion, the slots being disposed around an outer circumference of the proximal portion, and wherein the locking member further comprises a relief extending from the outer surface to the inner surface and from a top of the proximal portion to a bottom of the distal portion; and
a receiving housing having a central bore extending from a proximal end to a distal end, wherein the distal end comprises a first opening sized to receive the head of the bone fastener and the proximal end comprises a second opening sized to receive the locking member and the compression member, wherein the receiving housing further comprises an intermediate portion extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and wherein the intermediate portion further comprises a retention mechanism extending from the intermediate portion of the receiving housing inwardly towards the central bore;
wherein the compression member is positioned below the retention mechanism and an uppermost surface of the compression member engages a bottommost surface of the retention mechanism of the receiving housing.

US Pat. No. 10,111,675

DEVICE FOR FORMING AN OPENING ADAPTED TO RECEIVE A CRANIAL PLUG

N.G. MED SINGLE MEMBER PR...

1. A device adapted to perform appropriate forming of openings (3) made in a skull (2) to facilitate cutting out a skull flap during brain surgery with a scope of subsequently filling such openings with standardised cranial plugs, said device characterised in that it comprises:a cylindrical body member (6) with a rear end extending into a shaft (8) having an appropriate configuration for being coupled in a rotary power supply source and a frontal end provided with a cutting head (8a) comprising a perimetrical arrangement of cutting teeth of triangular section, said frontal end of the cylindrical body member (6) comprising a circumferential ring (7) rearward of the cutting head (8a), said circumferential ring (7) having a diameter larger than an external diameter of the cutting head (8a) and forming a circumferential flat basement (7a), and
a guide head (10) comprising a first cylindrical portion (10a) that has a diameter, smaller than the external diameter of the cutting head (8a) and larger than an internal diameter thereof, equivalent to the corresponding diameter of an opening (3) made in the skull (2) so as to firmly fit onto side walls of said opening (3) when inserted therein, said first cylindrical portion (10a) extending forwardly of said cutting head (8a), a second cylindrical portion (13) extending rearwardly said first cylindrical portion (10a), said second cylindrical portion (13) having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the first cylindrical portion (10a) and equivalent to the internal diameter of the cutting head (8a) so as to terminate onto a basement flange (17a) provided at the frontal end of said cylindrical body member (6), said second cylindrical portion (13) extending into a shaft (14) having a yet smaller diameter than said first cylindrical portion (10a) and said second cylindrical portion (13), said shaft (14) entering through an opening (17) in an interior of the cylindrical body member (6) of the device, said guide head (10) being fixedly mounted onto said cylindrical body member (6) with said first cylindrical portion (10a) thereof extending forwardly said cutting head (8a), whereby a previously cut opening (3) of the skull (2) is appropriately formed for the reception of a cranial plug through introduction of said first cylindrical portion (10a) of the guide head (10) at an inlet of said previously cut opening (3) and firm fitting thereof within the side walls of said previously cut opening (3) and subsequent initiating rotation of said cutting head (8a) drilling into the previously cut opening (3) and cutting a portion of the side walls thereof thereby creating an enlarged opening (4) appropriately formed for the reception of said cranial plug, said enlarged opening (4) having a diameter larger than a diameter of the previously cut opening (3) and extending at a depth corresponding to the length of the cutting head (8a) protruding forwardly said circumferential ring (7), wherein operation of said cutting head (8a) is terminated when said flat basement (7a) of said circumferential ring (7) comes in contact with an exterior surface of the skull (2).

US Pat. No. 10,111,668

ANVIL ASSEMBLY WITH SNAP BACKUP RING

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An anvil assembly comprising:a center rod assembly; and
a head assembly pivotally supported on the center rod assembly between an operative position and a tilted position, the head assembly including:
a housing;
a post extending proximally from the housing and defining a proximal annular groove; and
a backup member operably supported about the post, wherein the backup member is movable from a first position in which a portion of the backup member is positioned to prevent pivotal movement of the head assembly from the operative position to the tilted position, to a second position in which the backup member is positioned to permit pivotal movement of the head assembly from the operative position to a tilted position, the backup member including a first locking feature and a second locking feature receivable within the proximal annular groove of the post to maintain the backup member in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,558

MIXER APPARATUS AND METHOD

BLENDTEC, INC., Orem, UT...

1. A food mixing machine for mixing ingredients, the food mixing machine comprising:a base unit configured to rest on a horizontal surface;
a motor positioned in the base unit;
a bowl attached to the base unit, the bowl having a longitudinal axis extending at an angle that is non-parallel relative to a gravitational direction while the base unit is resting on the horizontal surface;
a mixing tool positioned in the bowl, the mixing tool being operably connected to the motor to receive a torque from the motor and to move within the bowl to mix contents of the bowl, wherein the mixing tool, the bowl, and the motor are concentrically aligned along the longitudinal axis, the mixing tool being movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the bowl, the mixing tool comprising a mixing portion, the mixing portion being translatable along a tool axis while the mixing tool is connected to the motor and the motor rotates the tool, the tool axis being non-parallel relative to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,111,555

BEVERAGE COMPOSITION

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts...

1. A beverage dispensing container comprising:a chocolate beverage composition including a dry mix of a foaming creamer and discrete cocoa solids, wherein at least about 95% of the discrete cocoa solids are in a non-powdered form and wherein the discrete cocoa solids have less than 15 wt. % fat and a density in the range of from 1.5 g/cm3 to 3 g/cm3;
the container being in the form of a cartridge containing the chocolate beverage composition, the container having an inlet for introduction of an aqueous medium and an outlet downstream of the inlet for discharge of the beverage.

US Pat. No. 10,111,459

ASSEMBLY MACHINE FOR PRODUCING CIGARETTES, AND RELATIVE ASSEMBLY METHOD

1. An assembly machine for producing multicomponent cigarettes, each comprising a number of portions, which have a central axis and comprise at least one portion defined by a filter element, and at least another portion defined by an aromatic, tobacco-based, element; the assembly machine comprising:a combining unit for forming groups of portions, each comprising at least two different first portions aligned axially and contacting end to end, and in which the groups of portions travel perpendicularly to their central axis; the combining unit comprises a number of structurally identical feed stations, each for supplying a respective first portion of single length to form the groups of portions; and each feed station comprises an insertion drum which receives the groups of portions from a preceding feed station or creates the groups of portions, receives respective first portions, and inserts the respective first portions into the groups of portions;
a first wrapping unit, which receives a succession of groups of portions, aligned axially and contacting end to end, from the combining unit, feeds the groups of portions perpendicularly to their central axis, and winds a single first sheet of wrapping material around the whole circumference of each group of portions; and
a second wrapping unit, which receives a succession of groups of portions from the first wrapping unit, feeds the groups of portions perpendicularly to their central axis, and winds a single second sheet of wrapping material around the whole circumference of each group of portions; wherein the second wrapping unit comprises a portion feed unit for inserting third portions into the groups of portions.

US Pat. No. 10,111,445

PROCEDURE FOR PREPARING PREMIUM COCKTAIL BERRIES

Lounge Attire LLC, Shell...

1. A cold process of preparing and preserving whole cranberries to result in preserved cranberries having an appearance that is close to natural cranberries, comprising:selecting a quantity of whole cranberries;
ensuring the temperature of the whole cranberries at no time during the process exceeds 70° F.;
at no time freezing the whole cranberries;
measuring the Brix of the whole cranberries in ° Bx;
preparing a syrup with no more than 10% sugar;
adjusting the syrup to within ±1° Bx of the whole cranberries;
adding a preservative to the syrup or reducing the pH;
agitating the syrup in a tank;
filling jars with the whole cranberries and syrup;
capping, rinsing and labelling the jars, and
wherein during the entire process neither the syrup nor the cranberries are heated which ensures that the preserved cranberries have an appearance that is close to natural cranberries.

US Pat. No. 10,111,372

SOD HARVESTER HAVING AUXILIARY STACKING CONVEYOR

FireFly Automatix, Inc., ...

1. A sod harvester comprising:a cutting head for cutting slabs of sod from the ground;
a stacking conveyor;
a stacking head positioned overtop the stacking conveyor;
a first inclined conveyor for receiving the slabs from the cutting head;
a second inclined conveyor positioned between the first inclined conveyor and the stacking conveyor; and
an auxiliary stacking conveyor positioned overtop the second inclined conveyor, the auxiliary stacking conveyor being configured to form stacks of slabs on the second inclined conveyor prior to the stacks of slabs being advanced to the stacking conveyor by advancing a first slab from the first inclined conveyor onto the auxiliary stacking conveyor and then advancing the first slab off the auxiliary stacking conveyor onto a second slab as the second slab is advanced along the second inclined conveyor in the same direction as the first slab, the stacking head being configured to remove the stacks of slabs from the stacking conveyor, wherein the stacks of slabs are formed on the second inclined conveyor by performing one of:
pivoting the first inclined conveyor to advance the first slab onto the auxiliary stacking conveyor and to advance the second slab onto the second inclined conveyor;
pivoting the second inclined conveyor and the auxiliary stacking conveyor to cause the first slab to be advanced onto the auxiliary stacking conveyor and to cause the second slab to be advanced onto the second inclined conveyor; or
employing a gate that is positioned between the first and second inclined conveyors, the gate being configured to pivot to cause the first slab to be advanced onto the auxiliary stacking conveyor and to cause the second slab to be advanced onto the second inclined conveyor.
US Pat. No. 10,113,134

CAPPED OIL SOLUBLE POLYALKYLENE GLYCOLS WITH LOW VISCOSITY AND HIGH VISCOSITY INDEX

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A capped oil soluble polyalkylene glycol having the following structure:R1O-(AO)n—R2
where: R1 is a linear or branched alkyl or aryl with one to 18 carbon atoms; AO refers to residuals of monomers selected from 1,2-butylene oxide and 1,2-propylene oxide selected so that at least 50 weight-percent of the (AO)n, component is 1,2-butylene oxide residuals; n is a number from 3 to 7 and is selected to provide a kinematic viscosity at 100 degrees Celsius of less than 5 centiStokes for the non-capped polyalkylene glycol; and R2 is a linear or branched alkyl or aryl having from 1-8 carbon atoms and wherein the capped oil soluble polyalkylene glycol is characterized by having a kinematic viscosity of less than 4.5 centiStokes at 100 degrees Celsius and a viscosity index of greater than 150.
US Pat. No. 10,113,172

NUCLEIC ACID APTAMERS

University of Iowa Resear...

1. A nucleic acid molecule not more than 90 nucleotides in length comprising an aptamer, wherein the aptamer is aptamer-1 (SEQ ID NO:2322), aptamer-35 (SEQ ID NO:2356), aptamer-41 (SEQ ID NO:2362) or aptamer-51 (SEQ ID NO:2372).
US Pat. No. 10,112,998

INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR 1 RECEPTOR-SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

National Research Council...

1. An isolated or purified single domain antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof, comprisinga complementarity determining region (CDR) 1 sequence of GGTVSPTA (SEQ ID NO:1);
a CDR2 sequence of ITWSRGTT (SEQ ID NO:2); and
a CDR3 sequence of AASTFLRILPEESAYTY (SEQ ID NO:3),wherein the single domain antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof is specific for Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 Receptor (IGF1R).
US Pat. No. 10,114,025

MEANS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING ANTI-PROTEOME ANTIBODIES AND IDENTIFYING CONSERVED UNIQUE OR DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSING MOLECULES OF ORGANISMS

Pathovacs, Incorporated, ...

1. A method for identifying epitopes comprising one or more amino acid molecules of at least two proteomes of an organism that are conserved or unique, the method comprising,a) generating at least one first cDNA expression library of a first recombinant proteome of a first organism by preparing fragments of the genome of said first organism of 0.3 to 1.5 kbp, size-fractionating said fragments into up to five fractions, and cloning said fragments into vectors;
b) generating at least one second cDNA expression library of at least one second recombinant proteome that is a different biotype from said first organism or is a different organism from said first organism by preparing fragments of the genome of said first organism of 0.3 to 1.5 kbp, size-fractionating said fragments into up to five fractions, and cloning said fragments into vectors;
c) expressing said at least one first expression library and said at least one second expression library en masse in a host to produce said first and said at least one second recombinant proteome;
d) harvesting said first and said at least one second recombinant proteome expressed by said first and said at least one second libraries;
e) generating enhanced anti-proteome antibodies which selectively bind to the proteins of said first recombinant proteome; and
f) binding said at least one second recombinant proteome to said anti-proteome antibodies to identify amino acid molecules comprising epitopes by (i) detecting any of said amino acid molecules conserved between said first and said at least one second recombinant proteomes, or (ii) detecting any of said amino acid molecules unique to at least one of said recombinant proteomes to identify said amino acid molecules.
US Pat. No. 10,113,003

MULTISPECIFIC NK ENGAGER PROTEINS

INNATE PHARMA, Marseille...

1. A method of promoting the specific lysis of cancer cells expressing an antigen of interest which is specifically bound by a therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment in a subject in need thereof comprising contacting said cancer cells with an amount of a multispecific antigen binding protein sufficient to promote the specific lysis of said cancer cells expressing said antigen of interest, wherein said multispecific antigen binding protein comprises:(i) a first antigen binding domain (ABD) which monovalently binds to a human NKp46 polypeptide having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1,
(ii) a second ABD which comprises a therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or a therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment which binds to said antigen of interest-expressed by said cancer cells, and
(iii) a CD16A binding polypeptide,wherein:(1) said NKp46-binding ABD comprises a Fab or comprises a variable heavy (VH) domain and a variable light (VL) domain separated by a linker (“scFv”);
(2) said cancer-antigen-binding ABD, which comprises said therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment, is monovalent or bivalent;
(3) said CD16A binding polypeptide comprises a dimeric human Fc domain polypeptide which binds CD16A;
(4) said multispecific antigen binding protein binds to the NKp46 polypeptide monovalently;
(5) said multispecific antigen binding protein directs NKp46-expressing natural killer (NK) cells and CD16A-expressing NK cells to lyse cancer cells expressing the cancer antigen of interest by a combination of NKp46-mediated signaling and CD16A-mediated antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (“ADCC”);
(6) said dimeric Fc domain interposes said first ABD and said second ABD;
(7) said first and second ABD are each connected to said dimeric Fc domain, and one or both of said first and second ABD are connected to the dimeric Fc domain via a flexible polypeptide linker.
US Pat. No. 10,113,007

ADVANCED COOK TECHNOLOGY

ICM, Inc., Colwich, KS (...

1. A method used in an alcohol production facility, the method comprising:separating a first suspended-solids stream from a first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids of a process stream by using a first separation device in a counter-flow wash process;
sending the first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids to a first tank;
milling a portion of the first suspended-solids stream by using a mechanical milling device;
adding water to the milled particles stream to create a lower-solids stream in a second tank;
heating the lower-solids stream in the second tank at a temperature less than about 95° C.; and
further separating a second suspended-solids stream from a second liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids of the lower-solids stream by using a second separation device in the counter-flow wash process; and
combining the second suspended-solids stream with the first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids and mixing to homogenize;
wherein the method is performed downstream of slurry and upstream of fermentation.
US Pat. No. 10,111,814

DESENSITIZING TOOTHPASTE

NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSIT...

1. A desensitizing toothpaste, comprising:DP-bioglass powder comprising 8.4% of Na2O, 40.6% of CaO, 39% of SiO2, and 12% of P2O5 based on total weight of the DP-bioglass, wherein the desensitizing toothpaste comprises 5% to 40% by weight of the DP-bioglass powder based on total weight of the desensitizing toothpaste;
a thickening agent which accounts for 1% to 5% of the total weight of the desensitizing toothpaste;
a humectant which accounts for 25% to 35% of the total weight of the desensitizing toothpaste;
a surfactant which accounts for 1% to 5% of the total weight of the desensitizing toothpaste;
phosphoric acid which accounts for 0.001% to 2% of the total weight of the desensitizing toothpaste; and
sodium dihydrogen phosphate which accounts for 0.001% to 2% of the total weight of the desensitizing toothpaste,
wherein the DP-bioglass powder is prepared by a process consisting essentially of the following steps: (a) heating evenly mixed material powder of Na2O, CaO, SiO2, and P2O5 to obtain molten glass; (b) quenching the molten glass in water to obtain DP-bioglass; and (c) grinding the DP-bioglass.
US Pat. No. 10,113,099

HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE (HPHT) AQUEOUS DRILLING MUD COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. An aqueous high-temperature high-pressure (HTHP) stable drilling mud composition comprising:i. about 20 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of 0-60% w/w brine solution;
ii. about 0.1 wt. % to about 3 wt. % of butylated reaction product of p-cresol and dicyclopentadiene;
iii. about 0.1 wt. % to about 10.0 wt. % of triethanol amine;
iv. (a) about 0.1 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of rheology modifier (RM); and (b) about 0.5 wt. % to about 30 wt. % of fluid loss additive (FLA), wherein said fluid loss additive (FLA) is a terpolymer of (a) about 30 to about 70 wt. % of acrylamide (AM), (b) about 30 to about 70 wt. % of 2-acrylamido-2-methyl propanesulfonic acid (AMPS), salts thereof, and (c) about 2.0 to about 50 wt. % of cationic monomer selected from the group consisting of quaternized (meth)acrylate monomers, quaternized (meth)acrylamide monomers, diallyldimethyl ammonium chloride (DADM AC), dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA), 3-methacryloyloxy-2-hydroxypropyl-trimethylammonium chloride, 3-acrylamido-3-methylbutyl-trimethyl ammonium chloride, N-methyl-2-vinyl pyridinium methyl sulfate, N-propyl acrylamido trimethylammonium chloride, 2-methacryloyloxy-ethyl trimethyl ammonium methosulfate, acrylamidopropyltrimethylammonium chloride (APT AC), methacrylamidopropyltrimethylammonium chloride (MAPTAC), and combinations thereof;
v. about 20 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of weighting agent;
vi. about 0 wt. % to about 20 wt. % of drilling solid; and
vii. about 0 wtyryy. % to about 50 wt % of water.

US Pat. No. 10,117,156

BLOCKED DEVICE CHECKING IN ROAMING SCENARIOS

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A wireless telecommunication system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform actions comprising:
receiving, by a home wireless telecommunication network from a visited wireless telecommunication network, a request to grant a communication device access to the visited wireless telecommunication network, the request specifying a device identifier of the communication device;
determining whether the device identifier is specified as blocked within a database of device identifiers maintained by the home wireless telecommunication network; and
in response to determining that the device identifier is specified as blocked within the database of device identifiers, sending, to the visited wireless telecommunication network, a response to the request, the response denying the request to grant the communication device access to the visited wireless telecommunication network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,124

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR UPDATING A PRIORITIZATION LEVEL OF A SERVICE DATA FLOW BASED ON TRAFFIC SIZE PER TIME UNIT OF SAID DATA FLOW

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method for updating a prioritization level of a service data flow between a user node and a network node of a communication system, the network node further being connected to an application server participating in the service data flow, the method being performed in an apparatus of the communication system, the apparatus having access to the service data flow, the method comprising:obtaining a traffic size per time unit of detected data packets of the service data flow, the traffic size per time unit representing a data volume per time unit;
updating the prioritization level of the service data flow, based on the obtained traffic size per time unit; and,
adding virtual tokens to a virtual leaky bucket based on the obtained traffic size per time unit of the service data flow, and withdrawing virtual tokens from the virtual leaky bucket according to a leakage rate of the virtual leaky bucket;
wherein updating the prioritization level of the service data flow comprises:
downgrading the prioritization level if a fill level of virtual tokens in the virtual leaky bucket increases to a first downgrade threshold; and,
upgrading the prioritization level, if the fill level of virtual tokens in the virtual leaky bucket decreases to a pending threshold and no data packets have been detected during a pre-determined time interval, or if the fill level of virtual tokens in the virtual leaky bucket decreases to a first upgrade threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,117,115

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A MODIFIED OUTER LOOP AFTER A RECEIVER OUTAGE EVENT

ZTE TX INC., Plano, TX (...

1. A method for operating a digital communication system, said method comprising:transmitting blocks of information from a transmitter to a receiver of the digital communication system;
said receiver responding to said transmitting by sending one of an ACK (acknowledgement) and a NACK (negative acknowledgement) in response to each said transmitted block of information;
detecting, at the receiver, a receiver outage wherein the receiver itself is temporarily not functioning properly;
indicating, from the receiver, which of said sent NACKs and ACKs are receiver outage NACKs and receiver outage ACKs sent in response to a block of said information received during said receiver outage;
adapting subsequent transmissions based on said ACKs and said NACKs while excluding one of (a) said receiver outage NACKs and (b) said receiver outage NACKs and said receiver outage ACKs; and
sending the subsequent transmissions based on the adapting.

US Pat. No. 10,117,104

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOPERATIVE TRANSMISSION OF BASE STATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first base station for performing cooperative resource allocation with at least one second base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first reference signal generated based on a first digital bit sequence to a mobile station;
receiving first channel quality information determined based on a signal to interference and noise ratio (SINR) of the first reference signal from the mobile station for a resource allocation;
transmitting, to the second base station, a resource allocation request message, wherein the resource allocation request message includes information on a specific data to be transmitted to the mobile station when the second base station retains the specific data;
receiving, from the second base station, a resource allocation response message including one of accept and reject indications to the resource allocation request message;
transmitting a resource allocation information generated based on the first channel quality information to the mobile station; and
transmitting a first packet, derived from data to be transmitted to the mobile station, to the mobile station in cooperation with the second base station based on the resource allocation information,
wherein second channel quality information, determined based on a SINR of a second reference signal generated based on a second digital bit sequence and transmitted from the second base station to the mobile station, is transmitted from the mobile station to the second base station for the resource allocation,
wherein the first digital bit sequence is specific to the first base station and the second digital bit sequence is specific to the second base station,
wherein the first packet is transmitted from the first base station to the mobile station based on the first channel quality information,
wherein a second packet, different from the first packet, derived from the data, is transmitted from the second base station to the mobile station based on the second channel quality information and the information on the specific data, and
wherein the first packet and the second packet is combined into data by the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,117,100

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING A NETWORK

Futurwei Technologies, In...

1. A method for establishing a control channel for packet data network (PDN) access with a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:obtaining, by an authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) server/proxy from a trusted wireless local area network (WLAN) (TWAN) access gateway (TWAG), an identifier of a link layer channel;
after obtaining the identifier of the link layer channel from the TWAG, sending, by the AAA server/proxy, the identifier of the link layer channel to the UE in an extensible authentication protocol (EAP) message; and
communicating, by the TWAG, with the UE over the link layer channel using a WLAN control protocol (WLCP) in a trusted WLAN Access Network (TWAN).

US Pat. No. 10,117,087

TERMINAL CLUSTERING

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of joining a first cluster including a first cluster head, the method comprising:receiving a first cluster beacon from the first cluster head, the first cluster beacon associated with the first cluster, the first cluster beacon including first cluster control information, including a first status indicator configured to indicate, at least, that the first cluster is at a cluster size capacity or is not at the cluster size capacity, the first cluster control information further including a first time synchronization indicator configured to indicate, at least, whether the first cluster head is time-synchronized with a predetermined timing source external to the first cluster head;
receiving a second cluster beacon from a second cluster head, the second cluster beacon associated with a second cluster, the second cluster beacon including second cluster control information, including a second status indicator configured to indicate, at least, that the second cluster is at the cluster size capacity or is not at the cluster size capacity, the second cluster control information further including a second time synchronization indicator configured to indicate, at least, whether the second cluster head is time-synchronized with a predetermined timing source external to the second cluster head;
choosing to join the first cluster based at least in part on the first status indicator and the first time synchronization indicator of the first cluster control information and the second status indicator and the second time synchronization indicator of the second cluster control information; and
transmitting a request to join the first cluster to the first cluster head.

US Pat. No. 10,117,080

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DETERMINING AN OPEN STATUS OF A CONTAINER USING RFID TAG DEVICES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A radio frequency identification (RFID) device comprising:a first portion of a container, the container being in a closed orientation and configured to be moved into an open orientation by a user;
a second portion of the container removably coupled to the first portion;
a first RFID tag fixed to the first portion and configured to communicate only in a near field of RFID communication;
a conductive element implemented at the second portion and located in proximity to the first RFID tag when the container is in the closed orientation and configured to function as a far field antenna for the first RFID tag such that the first RFID tag is readable by an RFID reader in a far field of RFID communication when the container is in the closed orientation; and
a second RFID tag fixed to the first portion such that the second RFID tag is shielded by the second portion and is not readable by the RFID reader when the container is in the closed orientation;
wherein the first portion and the second portion are configured such that upon a user action to open the container at least a first amount, the first portion and the second portion move relative to each other decoupling the conductive element from the first RFID tag such that the first RFID tag is no longer readable in the far field indicating a first open status of the container; and
wherein the first portion and the second portion are further configured such that upon a user action to open the container at least a second amount, the first portion and the second portion move relative to each other such that the second RFID tag is no longer shielded and is readable by the RFID reader indicating a second open status of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,117,064

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LEARNING WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER LOCATIONS AND UPDATING A SPATIALLY-DEPENDENT PATH-LOSS MODEL

Athentek Innovations, Inc...

1. A system to generate a spatially-dependent path-loss model associated with an indoor environment, the system comprising:wireless access points (APs) positioned throughout the indoor environment; and
a server comprising a processing unit, a memory unit, and a server communication unit, wherein the server communication unit is in communication with the wireless APs, wherein the processing unit is programmed to:
divide a coordinate-plane representing the indoor environment into non-overlapping tiles,
obtain AP transmit strengths of wireless signals generated by each of the wireless APs to the other wireless APs at a first frequency, wherein the AP transmit strengths are obtained from each of the wireless APs or a wireless signal-strength database,
obtain additional AP transmit strengths of wireless signals generated by each of the wireless APs to the other wireless APs at a second frequency different from the first frequency, wherein the additional AP transmit strengths are obtained from each of the wireless APs or the wireless signal-strength database,
obtain AP-to-AP received signal strength indicators (RSSIs) measured at each of the wireless APs from the wireless signals transmitted by the other wireless APs at the first frequency, wherein the AP-to-AP RSSIs are obtained from each of the wireless APs or the wireless signal-strength database,
obtain additional AP-to-AP RSSIs measured at each of the wireless APs from the wireless signals transmitted by the other wireless APs at the second frequency, wherein the additional AP-to-AP RSSIs are obtained from each of the wireless APs or the wireless signal-strength database,
calculate AP-to-AP distance vectors between each of the wireless APs,
construct a set of path-loss equations using the AP transmit strengths at the first frequency, the AP-to-AP RSSIs obtained at the first frequency, the AP-to-AP distance vectors, and a tile-specific path-loss coefficient for each of the tiles within the indoor environment,
construct another set of path-loss equations using the additional AP transmit strengths at the second frequency, the additional AP-to-AP RSSIs obtained at the second frequency, the AP-to-AP distance vectors, and another tile-specific path-loss coefficient for each of the tiles within the indoor environment,
solve the set of path-loss equations to yield a value for the tile-specific path-loss coefficient for each of the tiles within the indoor environment,
solve the other set of path-loss equations to yield a value for the other tile-specific path-loss coefficient for each of the tiles within the indoor environment, and
add AP-to-RP RSSIs to the wireless signal-strength database to update the wireless signal-strength database.

US Pat. No. 10,117,062

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VEHICULAR DEVICE-FUNCTION CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:a processor configured to: transmit a series of impulses into a vehicle interior; receive data from a wearable-device receiver receiving the impulses, the data indicating arrival times and magnitudes of the impulses;
analyze the arrival times and magnitudes to determine a likely wearable device location; and
control a functionality aspect of a mobile device associated with the wearable device, based on the likely wearable device location;
wherein the processor is configured to determine one or more voxels in which the wearable device is likely located, the voxels having predefined associations to seating locations within the vehicle, and the determination based on a look-up of predefined expected signal values in a table predetermined for a vehicle model.

US Pat. No. 10,117,043

SERIALLY-CONNECTED BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY NODES

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. An apparatus for serially-connected Bluetooth Low Energy nodes, the apparatus comprising:a cable including power wires;
a plurality of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) nodes connected in series with the power wires along a length of the cable; and
a power source connected at one point along the cable and operable to continuously provide power to the plurality of BLE nodes along the power wires so that each of the plurality of BLE nodes, when powered by the power source: (a) includes a transmit mode that transmits a first BLE beacon to a mobile device, and (b) when not in the transmit mode, functions in a receive mode by monitoring reception of a second BLE beacon from the mobile device, wherein, in the receive mode, a BLE node that received the second BLE beacon from the mobile device is configured to send a report including a first identification of the mobile device and a second identification of the BLE node to a locationing server via a headend interface connected to the cable, wherein
the locationing server is to determine a location of the mobile device based on the received second identification of the BLE node and a known location of the BLE node.

US Pat. No. 10,117,037

ORIENTATION-BASED PLAYBACK DEVICE MICROPHONE SELECTION

SONOS, INC., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device comprising:a set of microphones;
an orientation sensor;
one or more processors; and
tangible, non-transitory computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions executable by the one or more processors to cause the playback device to perform functions comprising:
determining that the playback device is in a vertical orientation based on an indication from the orientation sensor that the longest side of the playback device is substantially perpendicular to a surface on which the playback device is positioned;
selecting a subset of the set of microphones for sound input detection based on the determination that the playback device is in the vertical orientation;
detecting, via the selected subset of the set of microphones, a sound input;
processing the sound input detected via the selected subset of the set microphones; and
executing one or more commands contained in the processed sound input.

US Pat. No. 10,116,914

STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY

3DI LLC, Burke, VA (US)

1. An auto-stereoscopic image display device comprising:at least one sensor to track positions of eyes, based on facial recognition, in relation to the stereoscopic device;
a processor configured to map coordinates of a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object generated by the stereoscopic display device, wherein the 3D virtual object has a location in the physical space in front of and relative to the display device;
an image display panel configured to
display separate pairs of first and second stereoscopic images of the 3D virtual object displayed to the eyes for each viewer of the stereoscopic display device so that the 3D virtual object is seen by each viewer in the same physical location, wherein the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer are based upon viewpoint perspectives of an angle and distance of the perspective location of the eyes of each viewer as detected by the at least one sensor,
adjust at least two layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material in a repeating pattern of closed geometric shapes to block light along at least two axes, wherein each of the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer are directed to the left and right eyes of each viewer by passing through the layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material such that a different repeating pattern of closed geometric shapes for layers of material is configured for each individual user independent of a tilt angle of said user's head, and
block light from the first and the second stereoscopic images so it may not be seen outside of the corresponding viewpoint in both an X and an Y axis, wherein an Z axis is perpendicular to the stereoscopic display device,
so that another viewer does not see the pairs of the first and the second stereoscopic images of the 3D virtual object when the another viewer is located above, below, left, or right of the corresponding viewpoint,
wherein the 3D virtual object is viewable by a plurality of viewers, as shown by the separate first and the second stereoscopic images received at individual viewer as configured by the at least two layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material arranged in repeating patterns of closed geometric shapes,
wherein a hand, a finger, or a pointer interacts of the 3D virtual object when detected near the physical location of the 3D virtual object as shown by the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer such that the first and the second stereoscopic images are updated for each viewer based on the interaction with the 3D virtual object and the angle and distance of the perspective locations of the eyes of the respective viewer.

US Pat. No. 10,116,866

STABILIZATION OF LOW-LIGHT VIDEO

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a computing device, determining a first maximum exposure time for capturing one or more image frames of a video clip, wherein the first maximum exposure time is based on a first amount of motion of the computing device and a first light level;
by the computing device, initiating capture of the image frames, wherein each of the captured image frames has an exposure time that is less than or equal to the first maximum exposure time;
by the computing device, while the capture of the image frames is in progress, determining a second amount of motion of the computing device and a second light level; and
by the computing device, determining whether to adjust the first maximum exposure time to a second maximum exposure time based on the second amount of motion and the second light level.

US Pat. No. 10,116,847

IMAGING UNIT AND IMAGING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:a main body,
a first camera fixedly arranged on the main body;
an opening-closing unit provided rotatably with respect to the main body via a first hinge unit;
a second camera mounted on the opposite side of the opening-closing unit from the first hinge unit; and
a second hinge unit for rotatably supporting the imaging direction of the second camera, wherein
a body surface of the second camera is uneven, and
the rotation direction of the first hinge unit and the rotation direction of the second hinge unit are the same rotation direction at the time of starting shooting with the second camera.