US Pat. No. 10,460,119

IDPS ACCESS-CONTROLLED AND ENCRYPTED FILE SYSTEM DESIGN

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising: managing, with a resource management module of a computing system, a storage container including data, the storage container being configured to ensure that a managed file system of the storage container is able to launch on a second computing entity after having been removed from a first computing entity, the resource management module being a component of a kernel of an operating system of the computing system;hosting, with the resource management module, a virtual file system including a plurality of files representing the data;
generating, with an access control and encryption module, a plurality of application containers, including individual application containers for each respective user each application container including a user-specific list of files of the virtual file system a particular user associated with a particular application container is authorized to access and a list of processes authorized for the particular user, the user-specific list of files of the virtual file system further mapping one or more specific files to authorized processes authorized to access files of the one or more specific files, wherein each application container only has access to encryption keys for files stored therein and each user only has access to files of the application container, and only processes, programs, applications and other executables listed in a process list of the application container are allowed to access files of the application container;
creating an access control scenario wherein access to the plurality of application containers is governed by an agent whereas all real data is written directly to the virtual file system, the agent depending on a user-defined policy including access-control entities and rules denying access to root users, and wherein if a file, process, user application is not associated with a given user, the given user is denied access to the file, process or user application;
encrypting, with the access control and encryption module, each file of the virtual file system with unique randomly-generated file encryption keys specific to individual files, wherein there is a one-to-one correspondence between the unique randomly-generated file encryption keys and files in the virtual file system;
encrypting the unique randomly-generated file encryption keys;
receiving, with the access control and encryption module, a request from an application program process of a user to access data within a particular file in the virtual file system;
determining whether the application program process of the request is mapped in the list of processes to the particular file, and further determining whether the user is also authorized access to the data of the particular file, and if either the application program process of the request is not mapped in the list of processes to the particular file or the user is not authorized access to the data of the particular file, denying the access request;
decrypting, responsive to determining that the application program process of the request is mapped in the list of processes to the particular file and determining that the user is also authorized access to the data of the particular file, with the access control and encryption module, the unique encryption key for the particular file; and
outputting, with the access control and encryption module, the decrypted particular file to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,460,112

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRIVACY LEAKAGE DETECTION AND PREVENTION SYSTEM WITHOUT OPERATING SYSTEM MODIFICATION

Northwestern University, ...

1. A taint-tracking system using a taint-storage data-structure, the taint-tracking system comprising:a hashtable configured to operate in multi-threaded applications, a taint stored in the hashtable;
a key of the hashtable including a weak reference to objects so that taint-storage does not interfere with garbage collection of an underlying runtime;
values of the hashtable comprising records containing the taint and a set of objects that may point to containing objects referred to by the key; and
an instrumentation module comprising a processor and memory, configured to handle taint propagation through framework code using a policy based application programming interface summarization, combined with storing relationships of containing objects so that changes in taints in an object may trigger taint changes in containing objects in keeping with the policy, where the instrumentation module is static to prune code paths that are proven to not carry sensitive information and to instrument only paths along which privacy leakage may happen, and the framework code is not modified, and where the instrumentation module is configured to dynamically track a flow of privacy-sensitive information along the path.

US Pat. No. 10,460,102

COGNITIVE LEARNING TO COUNTER SECURITY THREATS FOR KINEMATIC ACTIONS IN ROBOTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of countering security threats for kinematic actions in robots comprising:receiving input instructions for a kinematic robot, by executing first instructions in a computer system;
conducting an analysis of the input instructions using a cognitive system which maps proposed instructions to either legitimate behavioral actions or illegitimate behavioral actions based on contextual variables relating to a context of the input instructions, by executing second instructions in the computer system;
computing a security anomaly index score based on the analysis wherein the security anomaly index score represents a variance of a likely kinematic action of the kinematic robot in response to the input instructions compared to acceptable actions, by executing third instructions in the computer system, wherein different numeric weights are applied to the contextual variables and said computing begins with a default value for the security anomaly index score and thereafter increments or decrements the security anomaly index score based on the weights;
determining that the security anomaly index score exceeds a predetermined threshold, by executing fourth instructions in the computer system; and
responsive to said determining, generating a security alert for an administrator of the kinematic robot, by executing fifth instructions in the computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,460,100

INJECTION OF DATA FLOW CONTROL OBJECTS INTO APPLICATION PROCESSES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium including executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to:execute a callback that is assigned, using at least one of a kernel module and management instrumentation of an operating system, to a creation event of an application process; and
in response to the execution, inject a data flow control object into the application process prior to the application process having any chance of making system calls to the operating system, the data flow control object to intercept a system call made by the application process and to control flow of data being handled by the system call wherein data is not exported out of the operating system unprocessed by the data flow control object prior to the injection.

US Pat. No. 10,460,071

SHAPED BEAM LITHOGRAPHY INCLUDING TEMPERATURE EFFECTS

D2S, Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving data defining a plurality of shot groups that will be delivered by a charged particle beam writer during an overall time period, wherein a first shot group in the plurality of shot groups will be delivered onto a first designated area of a surface at a first time period in the overall time period, a second shot group in the plurality of shot groups will be delivered onto a second designated area at a second time period that is after the first time period, and secondary effects of exposure from the second shot group are received at the first designated area at the second time period;
determining a temperature of the first designated area at the second time period in the overall time period, wherein the determining of the temperature includes calculation of heating due to exposure from the first shot group and heat diffusion from the plurality of shot groups;
determining the secondary effects of exposure received at the first designated area at the second time period due to the second shot group, wherein the determining of the secondary effects comprises increasing the secondary effects as the temperature of the first designated area increases; and
modifying at least one shot in the first shot group to be delivered at the first time period based on the determining of the temperature and the determining of the secondary effects at the second time period;
wherein the secondary effects of exposure from the second shot group comprise one of the group consisting of long-range effects and mid-range effects, the long-range effects including backscattering, and the mid-range effects including EUV scattering effects; and
wherein the receiving, the determining of the temperature and the determining of the secondary effects are performed by a computing hardware processor.

US Pat. No. 10,460,062

METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DETERMINING A PLACEMENT OF AT LEAST ONE CIRCUIT FOR A RECONFIGURABLE LOGIC DEVICE

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft z...

1. A method for determining a placement of at least one circuit for a reconfigurable logic device, the method comprising:obtaining information related to the at least one circuit, wherein the at least one circuit comprises a plurality of blocks and a plurality of connections between the plurality of blocks, and wherein the plurality of blocks comprise a plurality of logic blocks and a plurality of input/output blocks;
calculating a circuit graph based on the information related to the at least one circuit, wherein the circuit graph comprises a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges, wherein the plurality of nodes represent at least a subset of the plurality of blocks of the at least one circuit and wherein the plurality of edges represent at least a subset of the plurality of connections between the plurality of blocks of the at least one circuit;
determining a force-directed layout of the circuit graph, wherein the force-directed layout is based on attractive forces based on the plurality of connections between the plurality of blocks and based on repulsive forces between the plurality of blocks; and
determining a placement of the plurality of logic blocks onto a plurality of available logic cells of the reconfigurable logic device based on the force-directed layout of the circuit graph
determining a placement of the plurality of input/output blocks onto a plurality of available input/output cells, wherein the determining of the placement of the plurality of input/output blocks is based on the force-directed layout of the circuit graph and based on the placement of the plurality of logic blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,460,028

SYNTACTIC GRAPH TRAVERSAL FOR RECOGNITION OF INFERRED CLAUSES WITHIN NATURAL LANGUAGE INPUTS

Babylon Partners Limited,...

1. A computer-implemented natural language processing method comprising:obtaining a syntactic graph for a natural language input comprising a plurality of words, the syntactic graph comprising one or more syntactic labels, each syntactic label describing a corresponding syntactic relationship between corresponding words within the natural language input;
forming one or more inferred clauses from the syntactic graph by:
determining one or more independent clauses from the natural language input based on the one or more syntactic labels;
for each independent clause, determining a set of one or more subjects and a set of one or more objects for the independent clause; and
for each independent clause, forming an inferred clause for each potential combination of the set of one or more subjects with the set of one or more objects, each inferred clause comprising a corresponding combination of one of the set of one or more subjects with one of the set of one or more objects and with a main verb of the independent clause;
determining a response to the natural language input based on at least one of the one or more inferred clauses; and
outputting the determined response.

US Pat. No. 10,459,991

CONTENT CONTRIBUTION VALIDATION

International Business Ma...

1. A content contribution validation method comprising:loading a multi-section document in memory of a host computing system;
receiving in the host computing system from a remote computer from over a computer communications network, a request to add text to the multi-section document;
generating a text search query using a word in the text of the request;
executing the query in the host computing system, the execution of the query searching each section of the multi-section document and locating therein different matching instances of the word in a query result set;
counting in the query result set a number of instances when the word is located in the multi-section document as a result of the query; and,
on condition that the count fails to exceed a threshold value, determining the text of the request to be unrelated to already existing content of the document and thus irrelevant and rejecting the request, but otherwise determining the text of the request to be related to already existing content of the document and thus relevant and in response to the determination, adding the text of the request to the multi-section document.

US Pat. No. 10,459,976

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR APPLYING AN ANNOTATION TO A PORTION OF A VIDEO SEQUENCE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method implemented by a processor to apply an annotation to a portion of a video sequence, the method comprising:receiving the video sequence in real-time during capture of the video sequence;
monitoring, in real-time, a plurality of signals associated with the video sequence, wherein the plurality of monitored signals include at least two monitored signals of the following types of signals: an image capture apparatus motion signal, an image capture apparatus zoom signal, an image capture apparatus frame rate signal, a video image lighting signal, a video image colour signal, a video image blur signal, a video image edge density signal, a video image corner density signal, a video image face appearance signal, a video image character motion signal, a video image object motion signal, a video image ambient noise signal, and a video image dialog signal, wherein one of the at least two monitored signals is a type of signal that is different from a type of signal of the remainder of the at least two monitored signals;
receiving an indication associated with a spatial area of interest of at least one frame during capture of the video sequence;
selecting, from the at least two monitored signals, a temporal portion of one of the at least two monitored signals for annotation,
wherein selecting the temporal portion for annotation is based upon each of the following: (i) the spatial area of interest, (ii) a temporal variation measure in one of the at least two monitored signals, and (iii) the one of the at least two monitored signals having a signal change nearest to a time of subsequently receiving the indication, wherein the signal change is a most recent signal change of one of the at least two monitored signals relative to a different signal change of the remaining of the at least two monitored signals;
applying an annotation to a portion of the video sequence corresponding to the selected temporal portion; and
storing the annotation in an annotation record associated with the video sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,459,940

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEREST-DRIVEN DATA VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS UTILIZED IN INTEREST-DRIVEN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS

Workday, Inc., Pleasanto...

1. An interest-driven data visualization system, comprising:a processor;
a memory connected to the processor and configured to store an interest-driven data visualization application; and
metadata storage configured to store data description metadata describing raw data;
wherein the interest-driven data visualization application configures the processor to:
define reporting data requirements, where the reporting data requirements comprise at least one piece of reporting data metadata;
generate data retrieval job data based on the at least one piece of reporting data metadata in the reporting data requirements and the data description metadata;
transmit the data retrieval job data to an interest-driven business intelligence system;
receive aggregate data from the interest-driven business intelligence system, where the interest-driven business intelligence system is configured to:
process data retrieval job data to generate aggregate data using the raw data, where a portion of the raw data is unstructured data; and
store aggregate data and the raw data described by the data description metadata stored within a metadata storage device of the interest-driven data visualization system;
create at least one piece of reporting data using the received aggregate data, the data description metadata, and the reporting data metadata;
associate visualization metadata with the reporting data, where the visualization metadata describes a visual appearance of the at least one piece of reporting data; and
generate a report using the at least one piece of reporting data, the reporting data requirements, and the visualization metadata, where the generated report is configured to be displayed using a display device;
determine data description metadata using a second interest-driven business intelligence system, where the second interest-driven business intelligence system is separate from the interest-driven business intelligence system and the data description metadata describes new aggregate data available via the second interest-driven business intelligence system;
create replacement reporting data using the data description metadata;
determine a mapping between a portion of the replacement reporting data and the visualization metadata based on the reporting data requirements and the data description metadata, comprising to:
map a first field in the visualization metadata to a first piece of the replacement reporting data;
map a second field in the visualization metadata to a second piece of the replacement reporting data, the first field being different from the second field; and
generate the mapping between the portion of the replacement reporting data and the visualization metadata based on the first field and the second field; and
generate a replacement report using the mapping between the portion of the replacement reporting data and the visualization metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,459,930

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, AND MANAGING DATA FOR TAGS

MOTEDATA INC., Summerlin...

1. A method for accessing and organizing tag-related data, the method being implemented by at least one computer including one or more processors and comprising:accessing data associated with one or more tags from one or more data repositories, the one or more tags having one or more tag identifiers, the data associated with the one or more tags including static, dynamic and temporal information of the one or more tags;
linking together at least one portion of the accessed data that is associated with at least one of the one or more tag identifiers, to provide static, dynamic and temporal information of an object using the static, dynamic and temporal information of the one or more tags;
determining two or more tag identifiers that satisfy a query or keyword search; and
ranking the determined two or more tag identifiers based on tag references of the determined two or more tag identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,459,916

UPDATING DATABASE STATISTICS DURING QUERY EXECUTION

International Business Ma...

1. A processor-implemented method for improving query performance of an optimizer in a database system by auto collection and updating a plurality of database statistics in a background during a query execution, the method comprising:receiving, by the database system, a compiled query;
based on determining that the received compiled query requires at least one table scan operation on a full table to resolve the received compiled query, wherein the full table is associated with an invalid index and wherein the required at least one table scan stores each data page associated with the full table in a plurality of buffer pools and based on determining that a plurality of table statistics associated with the full table has not been updated within a pre-defined time-period, wherein the determining is based on the determination that the received compiled query requires at least one table scan operation on the full table to resolve the received compiled query and each data page associated with the full table has been stored in the plurality of buffer pools;
collecting and updating a plurality of statistics associated with the full table, on a sample of rows instead of all the rows in the full table in the background, during execution of the compiled query, based on the determination that the plurality of table statistics associated with the full table has not been updated within the pre-defined time-period, wherein the plurality of statistics is collected on each row of the full table during the required at least one table scan while each data page associated with the full table is stored in the plurality of buffer pools and wherein the plurality of statistics is collected prior to the invalid index being rebuilt, and wherein updating the collected plurality of statistics associated with the full table comprises leveraging a full table scan that was resulted by a user query.

US Pat. No. 10,459,892

FILESYSTEM HIERARCHICAL AGGREGATE METRICS

Qumulo, Inc., Seattle, W...

1. A method for managing metrics for a filesystem over a network, wherein one or more processors execute instructions to perform actions, comprising:receiving one or more changes affecting one or more files contained by a directory in a hierarchical tree of filesystem objects, wherein each filesystem object includes one directory or one file and corresponding inode data related to filesystem administration information, and wherein one or more attributes of a file are stored in that directory that contains the file itself;
storing one or more metrics at a directory on a direct path between a root directory and the directory that contains the one or more files affected by the change, wherein the one or more metrics are stored in each directory's associated inode data and each metric includes a value representing a summary of the one or more attributes of each file contained by one or more descendant directories of a subtree in the hierarchical tree, and wherein the subtree is based on the direct path between the directory and the root directory;
updating the values representing the summary for the one or more metrics stored in each directory's inode data on the direct path to reflect one or more alterations to one or more attributes of the one or more files contained by the directories of the subtree resulting from the change; and
sampling for at least one of the one or more attributes of each file stored in each directory of the hierarchical tree, wherein the sampling is weighted based on the one or more metrics stored in each directory's inode data that is associated with each sampled file attribute.

US Pat. No. 10,459,886

CLIENT-SIDE DEDUPLICATION WITH LOCAL CHUNK CACHING

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. A method, comprising:at a client device comprising a processor and memory, identifying a fingerprint for a data chunk by applying a hash function to the data chunk via the processor, the data chunk determined by parsing a data stream at the client device, the data stream designated for storage at a networked storage system, using functions in a custom communications protocol interface, the custom communications protocol interface including a parser and a fingerprinter for facilitating client-side deduplication, the custom communications protocol interface being at the client device and being operable to communicate with at least one other module at the client device via a standard communications protocol, the custom communications protocol interface at the client device being operable to communicate with the networked storage system using at least one non-standard interaction;
determining whether the data chunk is stored in a local chunk cache at the client device;
verifying that the data chunk is correctly identified by comparing a first length of the data chunk determined by parsing the data stream with a second length of the data chunk stored in the local chunk cache; and
in response to a determination that the data chunk is not stored in the local chunk cache, determining whether the data chunk is stored at the networked storage system by transmitting the fingerprint to the networked storage system via the network;
in response to receiving a message from the networked storage system that the data chunk is not stored at the networked storage system, transmitting the data chunk and a block map update request message to the networked storage system via a network, the block map update request message including information to update a block map at the networked storage system, the block map identifying a designated memory location at which the data chunk is to be stored at the networked storage system; and
after the block map update request message is transmitted to the network storage system, storing the data chunk in a local chunk cache.

US Pat. No. 10,459,882

IMAGE LEVEL COPY OR RESTORE, SUCH AS IMAGE LEVEL RESTORE WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF DATA OBJECT METADATA

Commvault Systems, Inc., ...

1. At least one non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing instructions, which when executed by at least one data processor, restores an individual file from a snapshot of a primary copy of a data set, comprising:transmitting, from a file system to an intermediate component, a request for a directory file that contains information associated with files imaged by the snapshot,
wherein the intermediate component is communicatively located between a restore component and a storage device;
wherein the directory file is imaged by the snapshot and includes—information identifying the files imaged by the snapshot, and information identifying locations of the files imaged by the snapshot stored in the storage device;
redirecting the request for the directory file from the intermediate component to the storage device;
retrieving the directory file from the snapshot using the intermediate component;
storing the directory file in a cache associated with the intermediate component; and
transferring location information for the individual file from the intermediate component to the file system, thereby enabling the file system to directly access the storage device for the individual file therein, using the location information from the intermediate component,
wherein the intermediate component obtains the location information for the individual file from the directory file.

US Pat. No. 10,459,831

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, DATA SPECIFICATION METHOD, AND DATA SPECIFICATION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a data specification program which causes a computer to execute a process, the process comprising:obtaining a calculation result that includes a first data column indicating a result of a calculation process executed by using a plurality of values included in a specified data column among a plurality of data columns in first data records stored in a first database, the calculation result further including a second data column in association with the first data column;
identifying a number of different values in the second data column included in the calculation result;
identifying a number of different values in each of a plurality of data columns including a plurality of data values in second data records stored in a second database;
determining a corresponding data column from the plurality of data columns in the second data records as corresponding to the second data column of the calculation result when the number of different values in the corresponding data column of the second data records is equal to the number of different values in the second data column of the calculation result;
detecting one or more changing positions in the corresponding data column, the second data records being sorted in accordance with the plurality of values included in the corresponding data column, the one or more changing positions being a position at which a data value changes in the corresponding data column of the sorted second data records;
dividing the second data records into a plurality of groups in_accordance with the one or more changing positions; and
running different computing resources in parallel, with each of the different computing resources respectively using each group of the plurality of groups into which the second data records are divided in accordance with the one or more changing positions, to execute another calculation process for each group of the plurality of groups.

US Pat. No. 10,459,830

EXECUTABLE CODE ABNORMALITY DETECTION

MICRO FOCUS LLC, Santa C...

1. A system for executable code abnormality detection, comprising:a test code engine that:
detects user-activatable control elements of an executable code in an executable file to be tested;
generates a first test code based on the detected user-activatable control elements by employing at least one test rule, wherein the at least one test rule specifies a specific type of action associated with each of the detected user-activatable control elements and the at least one rule includes a priority assigned to each of the detected user-activatable control elements, the priorities being indicative of frequencies of operations of the detected user-activatable control elements;
generates a second test code based on a script for the executable code to be tested, the first and the second test codes containing instructions executable by a test application to test the executable code; and
executes the first test code and the second test code using the test application; and
a reporting engine that saves, in response to the test code engine detecting an abnormality, instructions from the executed first test code and the executed second test code into a persistent file to allow replay of the abnormality.

US Pat. No. 10,459,809

STACKED MEMORY CHIP DEVICE WITH ENHANCED DATA PROTECTION CAPABILITY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A stacked memory chip device, comprising:a plurality of stacked memory chips;
read/write logic circuitry to service read/write requests for cache lines kept within the plurality of stacked memory chips;
data protection circuitry to store information to protect substantive data of cache lines in the plurality of stacked memory chips, where, the information is kept in more than one of the plurality of stacked memory chips, and where, any subset of the information that protects respective substantive data of a particular one of the cache lines is not stored in a same memory chip with the respective substantive data, the information to protect the substantive data of the cache lines being one of mirroring information and ECC information.

US Pat. No. 10,459,792

USING AN EVENTUALLY CONSISTENT DISPERSED MEMORY TO IMPLEMENT STORAGE TIERS

PURE STORAGE, INC., Moun...

1. A method for execution by one or more processing modules of one or more computing devices of a dispersed storage network (DSN), the method comprises:receiving one or more revisions of a data object for storage within a time frame;
selecting a primary storage target from a plurality of storage targets, where a number of DSN storage units of the primary storage target is greater than or equal to a decode threshold number of encoded data slices associated with a dispersed storage error encoding of one or more portions of the data object;
for each revision of the one or more revisions, facilitating storage of the revision in the selected primary storage target, where, for the data object, a first group of the encoded data slices of each set of encoded data slices of a plurality of sets of encoded data slices are stored in the selected primary storage target, where the first group of the encoded data slices includes at least the decode threshold number of encoded data slices; and
for each of the revisions, facilitating subsequent temporary storage of remaining encoded data slices of each set of encoded data slices that were not stored in the selected primary storage target in a memory of a dispersed storage (DS) processing unit, wherein the remaining encoded data slices include all encoded data slices from the set of encoded data slices that were not included in the first group of the encoded data slices; and
subsequently determining to store only a most recently stored version of the remaining encoded data slices temporarily stored in the memory of a dispersed storage processing unit in a secondary storage target, where a number of DSN storage units of the secondary storage target is greater than or equal to a decode threshold number of the encoded data slices associated with a dispersed storage error encoding of one or more portions of the data object;
identifying a most recently stored revision of the data object; and
facilitating storage of the remaining encoded data slices of the most recently stored revision in the secondary storage target.

US Pat. No. 10,459,784

FREQUENCY SIGNAL GENERATOR, A FREQUENCY MODULATED CONTINUOUS WAVE RADAR SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR GENERATING A FREQUENCY SIGNAL

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A frequency signal generator comprising:a controllable oscillator unit configured to generate and provide a frequency signal based on a reference frequency signal so that a phase of the frequency signal is aligned to a phase of the reference frequency signal, wherein the controllable oscillator unit comprises:
a frequency divider unit configured to generate a divided frequency signal based on the frequency signal provided by the controllable oscillator unit so that the divided frequency signal comprises a frequency equal to a frequency of the frequency signal provided by the controllable oscillator unit divided by a variable factor, and
a phase detection unit configured to generate an alignment deviation signal based on a comparison of the reference frequency signal and the divided frequency signal, and wherein the alignment deviation signal comprises information on a deviation of the alignment of the phase of the frequency signal to the phase of the reference frequency signal;
a frequency control unit configured to generate a frequency control signal based on a frequency modulation parameter, wherein the controllable oscillator unit is configured to modify a frequency of the frequency signal based on the frequency control signal, and wherein the frequency divider unit is configured to vary the variable factor based on the frequency control signal; and
an error detection unit configured to receive the frequency control signal, the error detection unit comprising a comparison unit configured to compare the frequency control signal or comparison information derived from the frequency control signal with a reference comparison signal or reference comparison information, wherein the error detection unit is further configured to provide an error signal based on the comparison, the error signal indicating an error in the frequency control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,459,772

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CAPTURING TOUCH EVENTS FOR A VIRTUAL MOBILE DEVICE PLATFORM

Intelligent Waves LLC, R...

1. A method for processing touch events, the method comprising:receiving, by a server computer, a touch event message from a mobile device, the touch event message comprising touch events and timing information; and
dispatching the touch events to a software stack, the dispatching performed by a process at the server computer, wherein the process sleeps between dispatches of the touch events for a duration determined by the timing information in the touch event message to thereby construct data points that closely match a set of data points collected at the mobile device, the timing information relating to time elapsed between adjacent touch events captured at the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,459,756

METHODS, MEDIUMS, AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISIONING APPLICATION SERVICES

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method comprising:instantiating a virtual server instance, the virtual server instance supporting an application and running a plurality of services at startup;
analyzing the plurality of services to categorize the services into a group of non-deferrable startup services necessary for the virtual server to support the application and a group of deferrable startup service that are not necessary for the server to support the application;
adding the deferrable startup services to a startup repository;
adjusting server startup logic to delay execution of the deferrable startup services in the startup repository for a future virtual server instance startup event, wherein the execution is delayed for a dynamically determined period of time based on a stability of the application;
receiving a health check request from an elastic load balancer; and
providing a positive response to the health check request before the deferrable startup services are run.

US Pat. No. 10,459,737

WAKING AND SLEEPING A DISPLAY AMONG A PLURALITY OF DISPLAYS USING GESTURES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors;
a plurality of displays communicatively coupled to the one or more processors to display images; and
a device display manager (DDM) communicatively coupled to the one or more processors to:
receive an identification of a gesture made on a first of the plurality of displays; and
cause a second of the plurality of displays to enter a sleep state or an awake state based at least in part on the identified gesture and a current state of the second display, the first and second displays being different displays;
wherein if the identified gesture indicates to an application to no longer display an image on the second display and a current state of the second display being the awake state, then the DDM is to cause the second display to enter the sleep state.

US Pat. No. 10,459,727

LOOP CODE PROCESSOR OPTIMIZATIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:detecting, within a processor, a code loop that includes one or more zero-optimizable instructions;
generating, based on a first condition that a first input has a value of zero and is stored in a cache line that includes at least one non-zero value, a first optimized code corresponding to the code loop; and
generating, based on a second condition that a second input has a value of zero and is clustered with other zero values in a cache line, a second optimized code corresponding to the code loop.

US Pat. No. 10,459,721

APPLICATION SYSTEM FOR MULTIUSER CREATING AND EDITING OF APPLICATIONS

Umajin Inc., Woburn, MA ...

1. A system for creating, sharing and managing applications, comprising:a processing system having one or more processors that execute computer-executable instructions that cause the processing system to:
provide an editor and runtime infrastructure that includes:
a visual editing environment that:
displays a page layout of a page of an application;
receives a first user input to add a visual element to the page layout;
displays the visual element in the page layout; and
receives a second user input to associate an action with the visual element, wherein the action causes a change of state of the application; and
a compiler that compiles and generates code based on the page layout, the first user input, and
the second user input such that the code causes a computing device executing the application to display the visual element in the page of the application and to perform the action in response to a selection of the visual element;
receive the code from the editor and runtime infrastructure; and
operate, by a code execution engine, on the code created in the visual editing environment to control execution of at least one hardware infrastructure element that enables the utilization of the application,
wherein the visual editing environment and the code execution engine provide for creation, delivery, and
editing of the application during runtime of the application on computing devices, such that a plurality of end users using different computing devices can simultaneously experience the same behavior of the application during its creation and editing, and
wherein the code execution engine governs execution of the code across a plurality of operating systems to provide a consistent user experience with the application.

US Pat. No. 10,459,715

PATCHING BOOT DATA UTILIZING ONE-TIME PROGRAMMABLE MEMORY AND COPY PATCH CODE INSTRUCTIONS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor system comprising:a nonvolatile memory storing a patch code, the patch code comprising a unique identifier (ID);
an internal read only memory (IROM) storing a boot code, the boot code comprising a patch code execution function for executing the patch code and a linked register (LR) address which is a return address for returning after executing the patch code execution function;
a static random access memory (SRAM) storing a copy of the patch code, the copy of the patch code including the unique ID; and
a processor executing the copy of the patch code,
wherein the patch code execution function compares the unique ID of the patch code stored in the nonvolatile memory with the LR address provided from the boot code when the patch code execution function is executed, and
wherein the processor executes the copy of the patch code stored in the SRAM according to the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,459,713

VIRTUALIZED FILE SERVER BLOCK AWARENESS

Nutanix, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A virtualized file server, comprising:a cluster of virtualized server managers hosted on a computing node cluster and configured to manage storage items maintained on virtual disks, the cluster of virtualized server managers including a first virtualized file server manager configured to manage an input/output (I/O) transaction directed to a first storage item of the storage items and a second virtualized file server manager configured to manage an I/O transaction directed to a second storage item of the storage items; and
a centralized coordination service hosted on the computing node cluster and configured to, in response to detection of a failure of the first virtualized file server manager:
determine whether a first computing node block of the computing node cluster on which the first virtualized file server manager is hosted has failed;
based on the determination and identification of a second computing node block of the computing node cluster on which the second virtualized file server manager is hosted, identify a failover path to the second virtualized file server manager; and
migrate I/O transaction management associated with the first storage item to the second virtualized file server manager.

US Pat. No. 10,459,712

METHOD OF MANAGING EXTERNAL DEVICES, METHOD OF OPERATING EXTERNAL DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, MANAGEMENT SERVER, AND EXTERNAL DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A cloud server with which a host device communicates through a wireless network, wherein the host device communicates with two or more wearable external devices through a wireless local network, the cloud server comprising:a memory implemented in hardware and configured to store at least one program; and
a processor implemented in hardware and configured to analyze health-related measurement information by executing the at least one program, wherein the at least one program comprises commands for:
receiving, by the cloud server, from the host device, device information with respect to the two or more wearable external devices, wherein the device information is used to register the two or more wearable external devices by the cloud server;
receiving, by the cloud server, from the host device, the health-related measurement information through the wireless network, wherein the host device receives the health-related measurement information from the two or more wearable external devices through the wireless local network;
storing, by the cloud server, the received health-related measurement information in a database related to account information of a user of the host device, the database being included in the cloud server;
analyzing, by the cloud server, the received health-related measurement information using an intelligent engine, and determining, by the cloud server, as a result of the analyzing, a health state of the user;
transmitting, by the cloud server, the result of the analyzing the received health-related measurement information to the host device through the wireless network;
generating, by the cloud server, management information for managing the two or more wearable external devices according to the determined health state of the user, wherein the management information includes update information for updating the two or more wearable external devices; and
controlling, by the cloud server, the host device to generate a control command for controlling at least one from among the two or more wearable external devices based on the generated management information,
wherein the health-related measurement information comprises health-related information to be periodically measured by a wearable device of the two or more wearable external devices, and
wherein the processor is configured to, based on the health-related information not being periodically measured, generate a control command for controlling the external device to output an alarm and transmit the generated control command to the host device.

US Pat. No. 10,459,704

CODE RELATIVES DETECTION

The Trustees of Columbia ...

1. A method comprising:generating, through run-time execution of a code segment of a first process and using a set of input values, a dynamic instruction dependency graph representative of behavior of the executed code segment of the first process, with the dynamic instruction dependency graph comprising ranked vertices, each vertex corresponding to one or more executed instructions and associated with a ranked value, representative of an importance of the vertex relative to other vertices of the dynamic instruction dependency graph, computed according to respective number and quality of links to the each vertex;
obtaining respective one or more instruction dependency graphs representative of behaviors of code segments for one or more other processes; and
determining, based on the dynamic instruction dependency graph for the first process and the respective one or more instruction dependency graphs for the one or more other processes, a level of similarity between the first process and at least one of the one or more other processes, including comparing the computed rank values of the vertices of the dynamic instruction dependency graph to respective computed rank values of vertices in the respective one or more instruction dependency graphs for the one or more other processes.

US Pat. No. 10,459,690

SIDE CHANNEL ATTACK PREVENTION

SecureRF Corporation, Sh...

1. A system effective to harden an input to produce a hardened result, the system comprising:a pseudo random number generator effective to generate a pseudo random number;
a mutation data generator configured to be in communication with the pseudo random number generator, the mutation data generator effective to receive the pseudo random number, receive a list of mutations, and produce mutated function data;
an E-multiplication module configured to be in communication with the mutation data generator, the E-multiplication module effective to receive the mutated function data, receive E-multiplication data, and receive an E-multiplication input, the E-multiplication module being effective to process the mutated function data, process the E-multiplication data, and process the E-multiplication input to produce E-multiplication mutated function data; and
a correction factor evaluator configured to be in communication with the mutation data generator, the correction factor evaluator effective to receive the E-multiplication input, and receive the mutated function data, the correction factor evaluator effective to process the E-multiplication input, and process the mutated function data to produce a correction factor;
whereby the hardened result is based on the E-multiplication mutated function data and the correction factor.

US Pat. No. 10,459,674

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PACKING AND TRANSPORTING RAW DATA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An image packing system, the system comprising:an image sensor;
an interface, the interface configured to transport data; and
a processing entity in communication with the image sensor and the interface, the processing entity configured to:
receive data configured according to a first image format from the image sensor;
encode the received data configured according to the first image format into a plurality of symbol sequences according to an encoding scheme based on a second image format different from the first image format; and
map the plurality of symbol sequences into a plurality of transport packets for transmission over the interface based at least in part on a transport packet mapping scheme associated with the second image format; and
insert a header packet among the plurality of transport packets, the header packet comprising information configured to (i) indicate a bit length of each pixel of the data configured according to the first image format, the bit length being determined from a plurality of different bit lengths, and (ii) unpack the plurality of transport packets from the second image format back into data configured according to the first image format via at least the indication of the bit length.

US Pat. No. 10,459,662

WRITE FAILURE HANDLING FOR A MEMORY CONTROLLER TO NON-VOLATILE MEMORY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:an access device for a non-volatile memory that provides a host processor with access to the non-volatile memory, the access device comprising a microcontroller and a memory controller;
wherein the memory controller is configured to:
receive a request to write data to a storage location in the non-volatile memory from the host processor;
send a command to the non-volatile memory device to write the data to the storage location in the non-volatile memory;
evaluate a command result to determine that the write to the storage location in the non-volatile memory failed;
send an interrupt indicating the failed write to the storage location to the microcontroller;
receive a request to write the data to a different storage location in the non-volatile memory from the microcontroller; and
send another command to the non-volatile memory device to write the data to the different storage location in the non-volatile memory.

US Pat. No. 10,459,655

RAPID VOLUME BACKUP GENERATION FROM DISTRIBUTED REPLICA

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system, comprising:a first set of servers having stored thereon a primary replica of a volume, the first set of servers corresponding to a first number of partitions storing the primary replica;
a second set of servers in data communication with the first server, the second set of servers having stored thereon a secondary replica of the volume that receives updates synchronously with the primary replica, the second set of servers corresponding to the first number of partitions storing the secondary replica; and
a plurality of additional servers in data communication with one or both of the first set of servers and the second set of servers, the plurality of additional servers having collectively stored thereon a tertiary replica of the volume that receives the updates asynchronously with the primary replica, wherein the tertiary replica is stored as a second number of partitions distributed among the plurality of additional servers, and wherein the second number of partitions is greater than the first number of partitions;
wherein:
one or both of the first set of servers and the second set of servers are configured with computer-executable instructions to:
handle user-initiated writes to the volume via modification of the primary and secondary replicas, and
cause update of the tertiary replica with the user-initiated writes to the volume; and
in response to receiving a request to create a backup of the volume, the plurality of additional servers are configured with computer-executable instructions to create the backup of the volume within the computing system by use of the tertiary replica.

US Pat. No. 10,459,649

HOST SIDE DEDUPLICATION

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:receiving a write request at a host computing device configured to access data stored by a storage server, the write request comprising a request to store writeable data to the storage server, the writable data having at least a first portion and a second portion;
performing by the host computing device, without sending the writable data to the storage server, host-side deduplication to generate a first deduplication result corresponding to the first portion, based on a determination by the host computing device by querying a data structure hosted by the host computing device, without accessing the storage server, that the first portion is stored by the storage server, and a second deduplication result corresponding to the second portion, based on a determination by host computing device by querying the data structure without accessing the storage server that the second portion is not stored by the storage server;
transmitting by the host computing device, a deduplication notice to the storage server without the first portion for creating a reference to the first portion at the storage server, based on the first deduplication result that indicates that the first portion is not to be written again by the storage server;
generating a write command by the host computing device, based on the second deduplication result that indicates that the second portion is to be written by the storage server; and
transmitting by the host computing device, the write command and the second portion to the storage server; wherein the storage server creates an instance of the second portion based on the write command.

US Pat. No. 10,459,622

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTING WITH VIDEO CONTENT

GoPro, Inc.

1. A system for interacting with video content, the system comprising:a touchscreen display configured to present the video content and receive user input during the presentation of the video content, the touchscreen display configured to generate touchscreen output signals indicating locations on the touchscreen display of user engagement with the touchscreen display; and
one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
access video information defining the video content, the video content having a progress length, the video content defining visual content viewable as a function of progress through the video content,
determine a viewing window for the video content, the viewing window defining an extent of the visual content presented on the touchscreen display as the function of progress through the video content, a location of the viewing window with respect to the visual content characterized by a viewing direction of the viewing window, the viewing direction defining a direction of view of the viewing window for the visual content;
effectuate presentation of the video content on the touchscreen display based on the viewing window;
determine reception of an automatic movement input by the touchscreen display during the presentation of the video content based on the touchscreen output signals, the automatic movement input including user engagement with the touchscreen display that moves along the touchscreen display from a point within the touchscreen display to an edge of the touchscreen display during an input period, the movement along the touchscreen display causing a movement of the viewing window in one or more corresponding directions during the input period, the movement of the viewing window including one or more changes in the viewing direction of the viewing window in the one or more corresponding directions during the input period; and
cause an automatic and continuous movement of the viewing window in at least one of the one or more corresponding directions after the input period based on the automatic movement input, the automatic and continuous movement of the viewing window after the input period continuous with the movement of the viewing window during the input period such that the viewing direction of the viewing window automatically and continuously changes in the at least one of the one or more corresponding directions after the input period without additional user input.

US Pat. No. 10,459,610

USER INTERFACE ADAPTATION METHOD AND ADAPTER

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for adapting a user interface of at least one application implemented by a portable user terminal for a plurality of modes of interaction with the user based on one or more interaction mode parameters, the mode of interaction of the user with said user interface being defined by the position of the portable user terminal implementing said user interface relative to the user, comprising:adapting said user interface on said portable user terminal for a first mode of interaction of the user with said user interface, utilizing one or more parameters comprising an interaction mode parameter; and
adapting said user interface on said portable user terminal for a second mode of interaction of the user with said user interface when the position of the portable user terminal changes relative to the user from the first mode of interaction, by modifying the interaction mode parameter, wherein the interaction mode parameter comprises one or more user command types.

US Pat. No. 10,459,609

MULTI-STAGE DATA PAGE RENDERING

Palantir Technologies Inc...

1. A computing system comprising:a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith; and
one or more computer hardware processors configured to execute the program instructions to cause the computing system to:
receive, by a workspace application, a first user interface input requesting rendering of a first data page for display in a data page window;
render the first data page with a data page renderer;
display the rendered first data page within the data page window;
receive a second user interface input requesting rendering of a second data page for display in the data page window;
render the second data page with a second data page renderer;
receive a control signal from the second data page renderer indicating that at least a threshold percentage of the second data page is rendered; and
in response to the workspace application receiving the control signal, initiate an update of the data page window to display the second data page in place of the first data page.

US Pat. No. 10,459,592

TOUCH APPARATUS

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A touch apparatus, comprising:a first touch electrode, having a plurality of first conductive lines constituting a first mesh pattern; and
a second touch electrode, having a plurality of second conductive lines constituting a second mesh pattern, wherein the first touch electrode crosses over the second touch electrode to form an interlacing region, wherein the first conductive lines of the first touch electrode and the second conductive lines of the second touch electrode form M interlacing points within the interlacing region, wherein the first conductive lines of the first touch electrode have N first openings within the interlacing region, and wherein M and N are positive integers and satisfy:
wherein the second conductive lines of the second touch electrode have K second openings within the interlacing region, and wherein at least one of the N first openings overlaps at least one of the K second openings within the interlacing region.

US Pat. No. 10,459,584

ELECTRONIC BOOK WITH TOUCH SENSING AND PAGE NUMBER DETECTION

AsianLink Technology Inco...

1. An electronic book with touch sensing function, comprising:a plate body, with insulating property;
a plurality of sheet bodies, detachably mounted on the plate body;
a plurality of conductive bodies, fixed to the plate body and having a suitable distance with the sheet bodies; and
a processing unit, disposed on the plate body and electrically connected to the plurality of conductive bodies;
a page number detection unit, comprising: a plurality of switches and a microprocessor, the plurality of switches being electrically connected to the microprocessor;
wherein, when an external charged body touching or at a suitable close vicinity of any conductive body through the separation of the plate body and sheet body to cause voltage change in the conductive body due to capacitive sensing reaction, the processing unit sensing the voltage change and processing according to the voltage change;
wherein the plurality of sheet bodies having different side structures, when mounted onto the plate body, the different side structure causing the plurality of switches to generate a different combination of switch states, and the microprocessor determining a page number of a current sheet body according to the different combination of switch states.

US Pat. No. 10,459,565

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING INTEGRATED TOUCH SENSING COMPONENTS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of gate lines on the substrate;
a plurality of data lines intersecting the gate lines on the substrate;
a plurality of thin film transistors each connected to one of the gate lines and one of the data lines;
a color filter disposed on the thin film transistors;
an insulating layer covering the thin film transistors and interposed between the color filter and the thin film transistors;
a first electrode;
a protecting layer formed of an insulating material and positioned between the first electrode and the color filter;
a plurality of pixels each including a portion of the first electrode and including a second electrode insulated from the first electrode and connected to one of the thin film transistors, wherein the pixels are arranged in a matrix configuration including a plurality of pixel rows extending parallel with the gate lines and a plurality of pixel columns extending parallel with the data lines; and
a plurality of sensing lines connected to the first electrodes, wherein the gate lines include front gate lines and rear gate lines arranged at a front and a rear of each of respective pixel rows, and a rear gate line of a front pixel row and a front gate line of a rear pixel row are arranged between adjacent pixel rows, and two pixel columns are arranged between adjacent data lines,
wherein the first electrode is disposed on each of the thin film transistors and comprises a plurality of sensing electrodes electrically connected to a corresponding sensing line and associated with at least one of the pixels,
wherein the first electrode is disposed between the color filter and a first portion of the second electrode,
wherein a second portion of the second electrode is positioned inside a hole of the insulating layer and is positioned between two opposite portions of the protecting layer,
wherein each of the two opposite portions of the protecting layer directly contacts the insulating layer, and
wherein a material of the first portion of the second electrode is identical to a material of the second portion of the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,459,558

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a printing unit configured to print an image;
a touch panel display which is able to display a first screen being not able to scroll and a second screen being able to scroll, wherein the second screen includes plural buttons corresponding to applications of the information processing apparatus;
a detection unit configured to detect that an instruction object touches the touch panel display;
a first determination unit configured to determine whether a touch determination condition is satisfied, the touch determination condition for executing a process corresponding to a display item touched on the touch panel display;
a second determination unit configured to determine whether a flick determination condition for scrolling the second screen is satisfied; and
a control unit
configured to carry out processing associated with the touched display item in a case where the display item in the first screen is touched,
configured to execute the process corresponding to the display item touched in a case where the display item displayed on the second screen is touched and the first determination unit determines that the touch determination condition is satisfied, and
configured to scroll the second screen in a case where the display item displayed on the second screen is touched and the second determination unit determines that the flick determination condition is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,459,556

TOUCH DISPLAY PANE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A touch display panel, comprising:a first substrate defined with a display region and a non-display region;
a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate, wherein the first substrate is an upper substrate relative to the second substrate, and the second substrate is a lower substrate relative to the first substrate;
a first solder pad;
a second solder pad; and
a touch sensing layer disposed on a side of the first substrate away from the second substrate;
wherein, the first solder pad and the second solder pad are disposed at the non-display region of the first substrate, the first solder pad is connected to a touch control circuit, and the second solder pad is connected to a display driving circuit; and
wherein, the first solder pad and the second solder pad are disposed at a solder region of the first substrate that is in parallel with the non-display region and next to a boundary of the display region, a width of the solder region measured closest to the boundary and farthest away from the boundary is less than a sum of a width of the first solder pad and a width of the second solder pad;
wherein the first solder pad and the second solder pad are disposed on the first substrate;
wherein, the first solder pad and the second solder pad are disposed oppositely at two sides of the non-display region of the first substrate;
wherein, the first substrate comprises:
a black masking layer;
a semiconductor active layer;
a gate electrode;
a drain electrode; and
a source electrode;
wherein the gate electrode, the drain electrode and the source electrode are covered by the semiconductor active layer;
wherein the semiconductor active layer is fully covered by the black masking layer;
wherein a projected area of the semiconductor active layer is less than a total projected area of the gate electrode, the drain electrode and the source electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,459,543

INPUT DEVICE USING MAGNETIC FIELD FOR INPUT DETECTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

16. A method for generating signals at an input device, comprising:detecting, via a strain sensor, a strain that achieves a threshold, wherein the strain is based on a magnet sheet deforming via magnetic attraction to one or more of a plurality of teeth of a core of a wheel moving from a first position to a second position, wherein the plurality of teeth are composed of a ferrous or magnetic material;
generating, via a processor, an electronic signal based on the strain achieving the threshold; and
transmitting, via the processor, the electronic signal to a computing device using an interface between the computing device and the input device.

US Pat. No. 10,459,522

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

KONKUK UNIVERSITY GLOCAL ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,459,521

TOUCH SURFACE FOR SIMULATING MATERIALS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of simulating a material using a touch-sensitive surface, comprising:locally controlling a temperature of a portion of the touch-sensitive surface using a temperature control device positioned directly beneath the touch-sensitive surface; and
vibrating the portion of the touch-sensitive surface using one of a set of actuators that are positioned directly beneath the touch-sensitive surface in contact with the touch-sensitive surface; wherein a temperature and vibration of the portion of the touch-sensitive surface simulates a temperature and feel of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,459,512

POWER SAVING DURING A CONNECTION DETECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

27. A method comprising:detecting, at a controller of a source device, an absence of a hot plug detect (HPD) signal from a sink device via a connector;
disabling a direct current (DC) voltage source in response to detecting the absence of the HPD signal; and
enabling a receiver sense circuit of the source device in response to detecting the absence of the HPD signal, wherein the receiver sense circuit detects whether the sink device is coupled to the source device via the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,459,507

METHOD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR SETTING SCREEN TIMEOUT TIME

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A method for setting a screen timeout time, applicable to an electronic device having a touch screen, wherein the method comprises the following steps:detecting touch operation performed by a user on the touch screen to generate a plurality of touch operation time periods, wherein a non-touch operation time period is between every two consecutive touch operation time periods, and wherein each of the non-touch operation time periods exceeds a predetermined idle time period;
calculating an average touch operation time period according to the touch operation time periods; and
setting the screen timeout time according to the average touch operation time period.

US Pat. No. 10,459,492

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device, comprising,a first machine body;
a second machine body;
a hinge structure, configured to pivot the first machine body and the second machine body, wherein the first machine body is capable of rotating 360 degrees relative to the second machine body by the hinge structure;
a moving component, movably disposed in the first machine body; and
a towing structure, disposed in the first machine body and coupled to the hinge structure and the moving component, the towing structure is configured to be driven by the hinge structure to drive the moving component to move relative to the first machine body,
wherein the moving component is driven by the towing structure to move relative to the first machine body to expose or cover a plurality of first opening holes on a side of a first inner surface,
wherein one side of the first machine body has a plurality of first opening holes, the moving component is disposed corresponding to the first opening holes, and the moving component is driven by the towing structure to move relative to the first machine body to expose or cover the first opening holes,
wherein the moving component has a plurality of second opening holes configured to be respectively aligned to the first opening holes or misaligned to the first opening holes when the moving component is driven by the towing structure to move relative to the first machine body.

US Pat. No. 10,459,480

TOUCH-SENSITIVE SCREEN

e.Solutions GmbH, (DE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,459,478

DIGITAL SENSOR WITH EMBEDDED REFERENCE CLOCK

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A circuit comprising:a sensor circuit configured to sense a local voltage and a local temperature, wherein the sensor circuit includes:
a first ring oscillator having a first circuit topology;
a first counter coupled to receive a first output signal from the first ring oscillator, wherein the first counter is configured to determine a frequency of the first output signal;
a second ring oscillator having a second circuit topology different from the first circuit topology;
a second counter coupled to receive a second output signal from the second ring oscillator, wherein the second counter is configured to determine a frequency of the second output signal;
a local clock circuit configured to provide a clock signal exclusively to circuitry within the sensor circuit including the first and second counters; and
a shift register coupled to receive the clock signal from the local clock circuit, and further coupled to receive a first count value from the first counter and a second count value from the second counter.

US Pat. No. 10,459,474

CURRENT SENSOR

VIA LABS, INC., New Taip...

1. A current sensor, comprising:a current sensing resistor having a first terminal and a second terminal respectively coupled to a first input terminal and a second input terminal of the current sensor;
a first transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal, wherein the first terminal of the first transistor is coupled to the first input terminal of the current sensor, and the second terminal of the first transistor is coupled to an output terminal of the current sensor;
a second transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the first terminal of the second transistor is coupled to the second input terminal of the current sensor;
a bias voltage generating circuit, coupled to the control terminal of the first transistor to provide a first bias voltage, and coupled to the control terminal of the second transistor to provide a second bias voltage, wherein the first bias voltage and the second bias voltage depend on a voltage of the first input terminal of the current sensor or a voltage of the second input terminal of the current sensor, wherein the bias voltage generating circuit comprises a third transistor, a current source, a first resistor and a second resistor, a first terminal of the third transistor is coupled to the first input terminal of the current sensor or the second input terminal of the current sensor, a second terminal of the third transistor is coupled to a control terminal of the third transistor, the current source is coupled to the second terminal of the third transistor, a first terminal of the first resistor is coupled to the control terminal of the first transistor to provide the first bias voltage, a second terminal of the first resistor is coupled to the control terminal of the third transistor, a first terminal of the second resistor is coupled to the control terminal of the second transistor to provide the second bias voltage, and a second terminal of the second resistor is coupled to the control terminal of the third transistor; and
a current mirror having a first current terminal and a second current terminal, wherein the first current terminal of the current mirror is coupled to the second terminal of the second transistor, and the second current terminal of the current mirror is coupled to the second terminal of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,459,470

VOLTAGE REGULATOR AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN OUTPUT VOLTAGE WITH REDUCED VOLTAGE RIPPLE

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A digital voltage regulator configured to regulate an output voltage at an output node based on an input voltage; wherein the regulator comprisesa driver stage comprising N driver slices, with N>1; wherein each of the N driver slices can be activated or deactivated individually; wherein a driver slice comprises a current source configured to provide an output current component to the output node, if the driver slice is activated;
a control unit configured to activate a number n of the N driver slices, based on a deviation of a feedback voltage from a reference voltage; wherein the feedback voltage is dependent on the output voltage; and
clamping circuitry which is configured to bypass the control unit for activating one or more of the N driver slices, subject to a drop of the output voltage at or below a trigger voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,459,448

DRIVING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A driving assistance apparatus comprising one or more processors functioning as:a location detection unit configured to detect, as an assistance location candidate, a location at which driving assistance for a vehicle is necessary in a driving area of the vehicle;
a registration processing unit configured to register the assistance location candidate as an assistance location if the assistance location candidate detected by the location detection unit satisfies a registration condition;
a driving assistance unit configured to provide driving assistance to the vehicle at the assistance location registered by the registration processing unit; and
a region segmentation unit configured to segment the driving area to set a first activity region in which a reference position is included and an activity frequency of the vehicle is estimated to be relatively high and a second activity region in which the activity frequency of the vehicle is estimated to be relatively low, wherein
in a case where the assistance location candidate falls in the second activity region, the registration processing unit eases the registration condition compared to a case of falling in the first activity region.

US Pat. No. 10,459,444

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FLEET MODEL TRAINING AND TESTING

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,459,437

AIR-GROUND HETEROGENEOUS ROBOT SYSTEM PATH PLANNING METHOD BASED ON NEIGHBORHOOD CONSTRAINT

WUHAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIEN...

1. A path planning method of an air-ground heterogeneous robot system based on a neighborhood constraint, wherein the air-ground heterogeneous robot system is formed at least by a ground mobile robot and an air flying robot, and the method comprises:the ground mobile robot and the air flying robot start from a start point at the same time, successively access N sub-task points for executing sub-tasks, and finally reach a destination together;
in order to save energy, the ground mobile robot serves, in a set time period, as a mobile platform for carrying the air flying robot to move, when having received a sub-task, the air flying robot automatically takes off from the ground mobile robot to execute the sub-task, and after completing the sub-task, the air flying robot returns to the ground mobile robot to supplement energy, and accompanies with the ground mobile robot to move together so as to continuously complete a next sub-task;
when the air robot flies to execute a certain sub-task, the ground mobile robot matching therewith moves on so as to coordinate and synchronize with the air flying robot;
after all tasks are completed, all air flying robots return and land on ground mobile robots respectively matching therewith; in this process, it is necessary to calculate path points of the ground mobile robot and an entire track point where the flying robot takes off from the ground robot platform, and then returns after executing all the sub-tasks;
by introducing a binary variable, each sub-task point is accessed successively, movement constraints for the ground robot and the air robot are built respectively, so as to establish a mixed integer planning model by taking minimum total time for access to all the sub-task points as a target function; and
the set time period is set as a period which is out of the sub-tasks executed by the air flying robot among whole task, and on a premise of enabling the air flying robot and the round mobile robot to identify and position each other, each period of time for the air flying robot to execute a sub-task must be shorter than maximum hovering time of the air flying robot.

US Pat. No. 10,459,423

EYEGLASS LENS PROCESSING APPARATUS AND EYEGLASS LENS PROCESSING PROGRAM

NIDEK CO., LTD., Gamagor...

1. An eyeglass lens processing apparatus comprising:a processing tool configured to process a periphery of a lens;
a movement portion configured to change a relative position between the lens and the processing tool;
a processor;
memory storing computer readable instructions, which executed by the processor, causing the eyeglass lens processing apparatus to execute:
acquiring positional data related to a corner portion of an edge of the lens before the lens is finished and after the lens is roughed;
acquiring corner portion processing control data for removing a chip adhering to the lens through roughing, based on the acquired positional data; and
controlling the a movement portion based on the corner portion processing control data so as to remove the chip adhering to the lens; and
wherein
finishing control data for finishing the lens is acquired based on lens shape data acquired by measuring the shape of the lens by using a lens shape measuring portion after the chips adhering to the lens are removed by the processing tool, and
the movement portion is controlled based on the finishing control data to finish of the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,459,406

INTERACTION BETWEEN TWO TIMEPIECE COMPONENTS

The Swatch Group Research...

1. A timepiece mechanism comprising:at least a first component and a second component configured to cooperate with each other in a relative motion on a trajectory in an interface area,
wherein a first path of the first component includes first actuation means configured to exert a contactless stress on second complementary actuation means comprised in a second path belonging to the second component,
wherein, throughout a monotonous relative movement of the second path with respect to the first path, a change of interaction energy between the first component and the second component based on a change of a relative angle has a variable and a linear non-zero gradient, the gradient having at least one change point, the change point of the gradient corresponding to a transition angle, a level of the contactless stress being changed at the transition angle, and
wherein the relative angle is formed by the first component and the second component when the second component pivots to the first component, the second component being configured to adjust a position at the transition angle independent of the contactless stress applied to the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,459,401

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,459,396

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,459,390

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING REDUCED SENSITIVITY TO LEAK LIGHT AND CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:an image former configured to form an image on a sheet based on an image forming condition;
a transfer belt, onto which the image former forms a measurement image;
a sensor, including a substrate, a light emitting element provided on the substrate, a light receiving element provided on the substrate, and a shielding member provided between the light emitting element and the light receiving element on the substrate, and configured to measure a reflected light from the measurement image on the transfer belt and output a signal value according to an intensity of the reflected light, wherein the light emitting element is configured to emit a light based on a driving current;
a memory configured to store reference data related to a relationship between a plurality of driving currents and a plurality of correction values, wherein the reference data is used for correcting an error of the signal value occurred by a leak light of the sensor;
a controller configured to:
perform a driving current control in which the driving current is adjusted;
control the light emitting element of the sensor based on the driving current adjusted in the driving current control to obtain a measurement image signal value corresponding to the reflected light from the measurement image;
determine a correction value from the driving current adjusted in the driving current control based on the reference data stored in the memory; and
control the image forming condition based on the correction value and the measurement image signal value.

US Pat. No. 10,459,386

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus operable in a first mode, in which a job can be processed at a first printing speed, and a second mode, in which the job can be processed at a second printing speed faster than the first printing speed, the apparatus comprising:(A) a memory device that stores a set of instructions; and
(B) at least one processor that executes the instructions:
(a) to receive a reservation of a period in which the image forming apparatus will operate in the second mode;
(b) to control the image forming apparatus to operate in the second mode, rather than the first mode, in accordance with the reservation;
(c) to set a function in which the image forming apparatus operates in the second mode to be one of disabled and enabled; and
(d) to enable the reservation to be received based on the set function being changed from disabled to enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,459,377

PEELING MEMBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A peeling member comprising a peeling sheet formed by a base material having a plate shape, and a resin coating film formed on at least a surface of the base material at a paper passing side, the peeling member being configured to peel a paper from a fixing member of an electronic photographic device by arranging a distal end portion, which is an end portion at a side of one long side of the peeling sheet and at an upstream side in a paper passing direction, to be contacted with or close to the fixing member,wherein a width of the base material is not less than half of a length of the fixing member in an axial direction and is equal to or slightly longer than the length of the fixing member in the axial direction,
wherein the resin coating film comprises a matrix resin and fluororesin powder,wherein the resin coating film comprises a plurality of recessed portions on a surface of the resin coating film at the paper passing side, and a recess is not formed on the base material as a base part of the recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,459,376

FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. A fixing device comprising:a fixing member that heats and presses a toner image formed on a recording material to fix the toner image on the recording material;
a cleaning member that abuts on the fixing member to clean the fixing member;
a web that cleans the cleaning member;
a first drive mechanism that moves the cleaning member so as to abut on or separate from the fixing member;
a rotation drive unit capable of rotatingly driving the cleaning member when the cleaning member separates from the fixing member; and
a control unit that performs control such that, in a case where a cleaning mode for cleaning the cleaning member using the web is selected, the cleaning member moves to separate from the fixing member and is rotatingly driven, and the web abuts on the cleaning member to clean the cleaning member.

US Pat. No. 10,459,348

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSPECTING DEVICE UNDER TEST, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An inspection system for a device under test (DUT) comprising:an image sensor configured to capture an image of the DUT;
a first image obtaining device through a N-th image obtaining device connected to the image sensor, wherein N is a first natural number greater than or equal to two, and each of the first image obtaining device through the N-th image obtaining device is configured to receive image data corresponding to the image of the DUT captured by the image sensor;
a first switch through a K-th switch, each of which is connected to a respective one of the first image obtaining device through the N-th image obtaining device, wherein K is a second natural number greater than or equal to two;
a first image processing device through a M-th image processing device, each of which is connected to a respective one of the first switch through the K-th switch, wherein M is a third natural number greater than or equal to two, each of the first image processing device through the M-th image processing device is configured to:
receive the image data that is output from one of the first image obtaining device through the N-th image obtaining device and is distributed by one of the first switch through the K-th switch, and
generate a corresponding processed data by performing a processing operation on the image data; and
a (M+1)th image processing device connected to one of the first switch through the K-th switch, wherein the (M+1)th image processing device is configured to:
receive the image data, and
generate additional processed data by performing an additional processing operation on the image data.

US Pat. No. 10,459,329

PROJECTION-TYPE DISPLAY APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A projection-type display apparatus, comprising:a light source unit capable of emitting first color light, second color light, third color light, and near infrared light;
a first reflection-type light modulation element for modulating the first color light;
a second reflection-type light modulation element for modulating the second color light;
a third reflection-type light modulation element for modulating the third color light;
a color combining unit configured to combine the first color light coming from the first reflection-type light modulation element, the second color light coming from the second reflection-type light modulation element, and the third color light coming from the third reflection-type light modulation element and guides combined light to a projection optical system;
a color separation unit configured to guide the first color light coming from the light source unit in a direction different from a direction of the second color light and the third color light coming from the light source unit;
a first polarization-separation unit configured to guide the first color light coming from the color separation unit to the first reflection-type light modulation element and guides the first color light coming from the first reflection-type light modulation element to the color combining unit; and
a second polarization-separation unit configured to guide the second color light coming from the color separation unit to the second reflection-type light modulation element, guides the third color light to the third reflection-type light modulation element, and guides the second color light coming from the second reflection-type light modulation element and the third color light coming from the third reflection-type color modulation element to the color combining unit,
where in the color separation unit is configured to guide the near infrared light coming from the light source unit to the first polarization separation unit,
wherein the color combining unit is configured to guide the near infrared light coming from the first polarization-separation unit to the projection optical system, and
wherein the first color light is green light, the second color light is red light, and the third color light is blue light.

US Pat. No. 10,459,327

COMPACT VEHICLE HEAD-UP DISPLAY

1. A compact head-up display for an automobile vehicle, comprising:an image generator configured for displaying an image on a display surface;
a semi-reflecting optical element arranged at a distance from the image generator and configured for forming, on a first side of the optical element, a virtual image of the image of the image generator, the virtual image being visible from a viewing window situated on a second side of the optical element,
wherein the display comprises an optical component configured for lengthening the optical path of the image passing through it going from the image generator to the optical element,
the optical component comprising at least one entry face and one exit face for the image, together with a first reflecting face and a second reflecting face, the first reflecting face being configured for reflecting the image from the entry face toward the second reflecting face, and the second reflecting face being configured for reflecting the image from the first reflecting face toward the exit face,
the entry face being further in contact with the display surface of the image generator.

US Pat. No. 10,459,325

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus for generating data used to form on a recording medium an uneven layer having a plurality of projections, the image processing apparatus comprising:a first brightness information obtaining unit configured to obtain first brightness information regarding a first brightness of a predetermined area of an object observed in a first viewing direction and regarding a second brightness of the predetermined area of the object observed in a second viewing direction, the second viewing direction being a direction having an azimuth angle different from an azimuth angle of the first viewing direction; and
a first recording amount data generation unit configured to generate first recording amount data that indicates a recording amount of recording material used to form the uneven layer on the recording medium, the uneven layer having the projections each having a base in a shape that changes in accordance with the first brightness information,
wherein a change in a brightness in accordance with a change in an azimuth angle of a viewing direction is controlled based on a projection included in the uneven layer, the projection having a base with a lateral length and a longitudinal length different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,459,310

AU—AG NANORODS IN NONPOLAR SOLVENTS

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method of preparing coated nanorods comprising:coating gold nanorods with silver to obtain Au@Ag nanorods; then
further applying an overcoat of SiO2 to obtain Au@Ag@SiO2 nanorods; and then
functionalizing the Au@Ag@SiO2 nanorods with a material to make them more hydrophobic.

US Pat. No. 10,459,309

ELECTRONIC PAPER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A electronic paper, comprising:a first substrate provided with a microstructure and a plurality of first electrodes thereon;
a second substrate arranged opposite to the first substrate and provided with a plurality of second electrodes thereon, wherein the microstructure is arranged on a side of the first substrate facing the second substrate; and
pixel isolation walls arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate, for dividing the electronic paper into a plurality of pixel units,
wherein each pixel unit comprises:
one first electrode;
one second electrode; and
charged particles arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein: the first electrode and the second electrode control, depending on a voltage applied thereto, contact between the charged particles and the microstructure; when the charged particles are not in contact with the microstructure, light from outside is subject to total internal reflection after being radiated to the microstructure through the first substrate;
the plurality of first electrodes are arranged on the side of the first substrate facing the second substrate: the plurality of second electrodes are arranged on a side of the second substrate facing the first substrate;
the plurality of first electrodes are located between the first substrate and a layer where the microstructure is located;
the first electrodes are located on a side of the microstructure facing the second substrate; and
the first electrodes have a uniform thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,459,305

TIME-DOMAIN ADJUSTMENT OF PHASE RETARDATION IN A LIQUID CRYSTAL GRATING FOR A COLOR DISPLAY

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. A method performed by a head-mounted display device that includes a beam steering device and a voltage source, the method comprising:sequentially transmitting, through the beam steering device of the head-mounted display device, light of a first color and light of a second color that is distinct from the first color, including:
applying, with the voltage source of the head-mounted display device, a first voltage to the beam steering device of the head-mounted display device for transmission of the light of the first color through the beam steering device; and
applying, with the voltage source of the head-mounted display device, a second voltage to the beam steering device of the head-mounted display device for transmission of the light of the second color through the beam steering device.

US Pat. No. 10,459,291

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate overlapping the first substrate;
a liquid crystal layer positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate and including a plurality of liquid crystal molecules;
a first alignment layer positioned between the first substrate and the liquid crystal layer;
a second alignment layer positioned between the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer; and
a plurality of protrusions positioned at at least one of the positions of between the first alignment layer and the liquid crystal layer, and between the second alignment layer and the liquid crystal layer,
wherein the first alignment layer includes a first polymer, the first polymer includes a first main chain and a plurality of first side chains connected to the first main chain, and at least one among the plurality of first side chains includes at least one of a photoreactive group and a photoreactive group derivative,
wherein at least one among the plurality of protrusions includes a polymer of a reactive mesogen,
wherein the photoreactive group or photoreactive group derivative is chemically combined with the polymer of the reactive mesogen included in the plurality of protrusions, and
the reactive mesogen is represented by Chemical Formula 1:
Pa—A1—O?CH2?nO—A2—Pb   Chemical Formula 1
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
Pa and Pb are independently an acrylate group or a methacrylate group,
A1 includes

 in which at least one hydrogen connected to a carbon ring is unsubstituted or substituted with one selected from a group including F, CI, and Br,
A2 includes any one of

 in which at least one hydrogen connected to the carbon ring is unsubstituted or substituted with one selected from the group including F, CI, and Br, and
n is a natural number of 2 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,459,280

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising a liquid crystal display panel and a backlight, the liquid crystal display panel comprising a top substrate, a bottom substrate, a liquid crystal layer between the top substrate and the bottom substrate, and a plurality of post spacers supporting the top substrate and the bottom substrate to maintain a cell thickness of the liquid crystal layer;the bottom substrate further disposed with a color filter layer, the color filter layer comprising an R color filter region, a G color filter region and a B color filter region, the G color filter region comprising a first sub-region and a second sub-region, the first sub-region disposed with a G color filter, the second sub-region disposed with a non-G color filter material;
the post spacers disposed correspondingly to the R color filter region, the second sub-region of the G color filter region and the B color filter region, wherein each of the post spacers overlap and directly contact with a corresponding R color filter region, second sub-region of G color filter region and B color filter region;
the non-G color filter material and a material of the G color filter being different, thicknesses of the non-G color filter material and the G color filter being identical;
the G color filter region being a narrow rectangular region, the second sub-region located at an end of the narrow rectangular region, wherein an area of the first sub-region is less than that of each of the R color filter region and the B color filter region.

US Pat. No. 10,459,240

STEREOSCOPIC THREE DIMENSIONAL PROJECTION SYSTEM WITH SHORT THROW RATIO

1. A time-multiplexed stereoscopic 3d projection system, comprising:a projector emitting an incident image-beam comprising a rapid succession of alternate left and right-eye images;
a polarization beam-splitting element arranged to separate said incident image-beam into one primary image-beam propagating substantially in the same direction as said incident image-beam and possessing a first state of polarization, and at least one secondary image-beam propagating substantially in a mutually orthogonal direction to said incident image-beam and possessing a second state of polarization;
a reflecting surface operable to deflect the optical path of at least one of said primary and secondary image-beams towards the surface of a polarization-preserving projection-screen;
at least one polarization modulator being placed within the optical path for each of said primary and secondary image-beams thereof and arranged so as to modulate the polarization states for each of said primary and secondary image-beams between a first modulated state of polarization and a second modulated state of polarization in synchronization with the images generated by said projector;
a uniaxial condensing lens placed within the optical path for said incident image-beam and positioned between said projector and said polarization beam-splitting element; and
at least one uniaxial expanding lens placed within the optical path for at least one of said primary and secondary image-beams thereof and positioned between said polarization beam-splitting element and said polarization-preserving projection-screen.

US Pat. No. 10,459,229

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING TWO-PHOTON MICROSCOPY

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A wearable augmented reality device comprising:an augmented reality head-mounted ophthalmic system comprising:
a wearable augmented reality display platform comprising:
a waveguide stack configured to pass light from the world into an eye of a wearer wearing the head-mounted system,
wherein the waveguide stack comprises a plurality of waveguides configured to output image light with different amounts of wavefront divergence corresponding to a plurality of depth planes, wherein one or more waveguides of the plurality of waveguides are configured to output the image light with a different amount of wavefront divergence than one or more other waveguides of the plurality of waveguides, wherein the image light provides images to the eye of the wearer; and
a two-photon absorption microscope configured to image the eye by producing two-photon absorption to generate fluorescence.

US Pat. No. 10,459,219

EXTRANEOUS-MATTER REMOVING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An extraneous-matter removing apparatus for removing extraneous matter attached to an optical sensor, the apparatus comprising:an air compressing unit that includes:
a cylinder; and
a rotating body that is provided in the cylinder to be rotatable around a rotation axis, wherein
the air compressing unit ejects compressed air generated by rotation of the rotating body to the optical sensor,
the cylinder includes:
a cylinder chamber that is cylindrically formed and houses therein the rotating body; and
a wall that is formed along a radial direction of the cylinder chamber to segment the cylinder chamber, and
air between the rotating body and the wall in the cylinder chamber is compressed by the rotating body rotating around the rotation axis toward the wall to generate the compressed air.

US Pat. No. 10,459,185

FIBER OPTIC CABLE BUFFER TUBE MID-SPAN ACCESS TOOL

RIPLEY TOOLS, LLC, Cleve...

1. A tool for removing insulation in mid-span of a cable carrying a signal-transmitting conduit comprising:a lower body section and an upper body section movable toward and away from the lower body section;
a curved mandrel disposed on the lower body section, the curved mandrel having a central peak portion and adjacent portions curving downward away from the peak portion, to present a mid-span portion of the cable insulation on a side away from the mandrel peak portion;
a blade disposed on the upper body section, the blade movable toward and away from the curved mandrel;
wherein the cable is securable in the curved mandrel in a curved position, allowing the blade to shave the cable insulation allowing access to the signal-transmitting conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,459,179

OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER AND OPTICAL LENS THEREOF

Prime World International...

1. An optical transceiver, comprising:a substrate;
a transceiver module disposed on an outer surface of the substrate; and
an optical lens disposed on the outer surface for guiding light to the transceiver module, and the optical lens having a contact surface facing the outer surface and arranging a hole with an opening of the hole connecting to the contact surface, wherein the optical lens includes a covering portion that defines a groove, the groove to accommodate a ferrule to couple an associated optical fiber to the transceiver module;
wherein an adhesive fully or partially fills in the hole allowing for the contact surface of the optical lens to be adhered to the outer surface of the substrate by the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,459,156

LIGHT GUIDING MEMBER AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light guiding member comprising:an incident surface;
an exit surface extending in a first direction;
a light guiding surface opposed to the exit surface, and being configured to guide light entering the incident surface to the exit surface;
a side surface connecting the exit surface and the light guiding surface; and
a held portion formed on the side surface,
wherein the light guiding surface includes a plurality of deflection portions arrayed in the first direction, and
wherein at least one of a density or a depth of each of the plurality of deflection portions differs between a first region on the light guiding surface, which corresponds to a region at which the held portion is present in the first direction, and a second region on the light guiding surface adjacent to each of both sides of the first region in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,459,151

OPTICAL SHEET FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND BACKLIGHT UNIT FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Keiwa Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A light diffusion sheet for use in a liquid crystal display device, whereinthe light diffusion sheet comprises a substrate layer, a light diffusion layer overlaid on a light emission face side of the substrate layer, and back layer overlaid on a light incidence face side of the substrate layer, and
the light diffusion sheet further comprises on a back, light incidence face of the back layer, a multi-streak diffraction grating pattern that is oriented in a specific direction in a plane of the light diffusion sheet and is configured to diffuse rays of light in a width direction of the multi-streak diffraction grating pattern, the light diffusion sheet thereby being configured to condense rays of light in the specific direction and to diffuse rays of light in a direction perpendicular to the specific direction.

US Pat. No. 10,459,140

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A head mounted display device comprising: a first image display device for a first eye, the first image display device including a first image forming device and a first optical device, the first optical device includinga first light guide plate having opposed front and rear surfaces and extending lengthwise along a first direction,
a first diffractive optical member of the first optical device for reflecting light input to the first light guide plate and which is disposed on a rear surface of the first light guide plate, and
a second diffractive optical member of the first optical device for reflecting light propagated within the first light guide plate and which is disposed on the rear surface of the first light guide plate; and
a second image display device for a second eye, the second image display device including a second image forming device and a second optical device, the second optical device including
a second light guide plate having opposed front and rear surfaces and extending lengthwise along a second direction that intersects with the first direction,
a third diffractive optical member of the second optical device for reflecting light input to the second light guide plate and which is disposed on a rear surface of the second light guide plate, and
a fourth diffractive optical member of the second optical device for reflecting light propagated within the second light guide plate and which is disposed on the rear surface of the second light guide plate,
wherein the first image forming device is positioned over the front surface of the first light guide plate, and the second image forming device is positioned over the front surface of the second light guide plate,
wherein the first image forming device and the first optical device are parallel to the first direction in a top view, the second image forming device and the second optical device are parallel to the second direction in the top view, a center of the first image forming device tilts from a center line of the first diffractive optical member perpendicular to the first direction, and a center of the second image forming device tilts from a center line of the third diffractive optical member perpendicular to the second direction,
wherein a thickness of the second diffractive optical member is thinner than a thickness of the first diffractive optical member, and
wherein a thickness of the fourth diffractive optical member is thinner than a thickness of the third diffractive optical member.

US Pat. No. 10,459,135

OPTICAL MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing comprising a first surface facing a first direction, a second surface facing a second direction opposite the first direction, and a side surface surrounding at least part of space between the first surface and the second surface;
a display disposed inside the housing and exposed through a first region of the first surface;
an optical module comprising optical circuitry disposed inside the housing and configured to receive and/or emit infrared radiation, wherein the optical module is disposed below a second region of the first surface adjacent to the first region of the first surface; and
a processor electrically connected with the display and the optical module,
wherein the first surface includes:
a glass layer that is substantially transparent;
a film layer disposed under a rear surface of the glass layer and including an opening overlapping at least part of the optical module and having a dimension corresponding to at least part of the optical module when viewed from above the first surface; and
a visible-light-absorbing member comprising a visible-light-absorbing material disposed under the rear surface of the glass layer, the visible-light-absorbing member overlapping at least part of the opening when viewed from above the first surface, and
wherein the visible-light-absorbing member is configured to absorb light in a first wavelength range and to allow light in a second wavelength range to pass through the visible-light-absorbing member.

US Pat. No. 10,459,129

LIGHT DIFFUSER BETWEEN TWO PLATES WITH VARYING PROPERTIES

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A light diffuser comprising a light diffusing element, wherein the light diffusing element comprises a flexible translucent material, the light diffuser comprising a first plate and a second plate and a motive element configured for varying the distance between said first plate and second plate, said first and second plates being rigid and translucent, the light diffusing element being arranged between said first and second plates in such a way that one first main surface of the light diffusing element is coupled with the first plate, and one second main surface of the light diffusing element is coupled with the second plate, at least one of said first or second surface comprising a plurality of cavities and/or excrescences, wherein the first and second plates are adapted to be moved closer to or further away from each other, so that light diffusion properties of the light diffuser are varied.

US Pat. No. 10,459,125

OPTICAL MEMBER, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL MEMBER, AND OPTICAL FILM OF OPTICAL MEMBER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for manufacturing an optical member including a laminated body configured to reduce light reflection disposed on a substrate, comprising:1) preparing a polymer solution by mixing a solution of a linear polyimide polymer dispersed in a solvent and a solution of a branched melamine polymer dispersed in a solvent;
2) applying the polymer solution to a substrate or a thin film disposed on the substrate and forming a polymer layer of the linear polyimide polymer on the branched melamine polymer on the substrate or the thin film, wherein the polymer layer comprises 37% by weight or more and 55% by weight or less of the branched melamine polymer and 45% by weight or more and 63% by weight or less of the linear polyimide polymer based on a total weight of the linear polyimide polymer and the branched melamine polymer; and
3) forming a porous layer or a layer having a textured structure on the polymer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,459,114

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER

LASERMOTIVE, INC., Kent,...

1. A system, comprising:a transmitting unit and a non-stationary receiving unit, wherein the transmitting unit includes:
a light-based transmitter to generate and transmit a power beam; and
a controller to manage transmission of the power beam by the light-based transmitter, wherein managing said transmission includes:
detecting one or more objects in a vicinity of the power beam;
determining that the one or more objects pose a risk of impeding the transmission of the power beam from the light-based transmitter to the non-stationary receiving unit; and
in response to the determination of risk, decreasing an intensity of the power beam; and
wherein the non-stationary receiving unit is remote from the light-based transmitter, and wherein the non-stationary receiving unit includes:
a light-based receiver to receive at least a portion of the power beam and to convert the received portion of the power beam into local electrical power, wherein the local electrical power is local to the non-stationary receiving unit;
a power storage system to store the local electrical power; and
a power output unit to provide the local electrical power from the power storage system to a personal electronic device when the personal electronic device is electrically coupled to the power output unit, wherein the personal electronic device is separable from the non-stationary receiving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,459,112

DETERMINING A CHARACTERISTIC OF A MATERIAL SURROUNDING A WELLBORE BASED ON COUNT RATES OF SCATTERED PHOTONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of determining at least one characteristic of a material surrounding a wellbore, the method comprising:positioning a photon source at a location in the wellbore;
positioning at least one detector in the wellbore;
emitting photons from the photon source;
detecting, via the detector, photons scattered by the material;
the detector counting the detected photons based on an energy level of the detected photons;
grouping the detected photons in at least first and second energy ranges, with a first count rate representing a number of photons detected in the first energy range, and a second count rate representing a number of photons detected in the second energy range;
calculating a result of a calibrated function based on a first ratio of a logarithm of the first count rate and a logarithm of the second count rate, thereby determining the characteristic of the material at the location; and
calculating a value of the characteristic based on at least one of the first and second count rates.

US Pat. No. 10,459,090

APPARATUS FOR DETECTING RADIATION AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AN APPARATUS FOR DETECTING RADIATION

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of layers of scintillator material configured to generate photons in response to incident X-ray radiation; and
a plurality of layers of spacer material wherein the scintillator material and spacer material are arranged in alternate layers so that a plurality of interfaces are provided between layers of scintillator material and layers of spacer material;
wherein the scintillator material has a different refractive index to the spacer material and the thickness of layers within the plurality of layers of scintillator material and the plurality of layers of spacer material is arranged to enable constructive interference of photons emitted by the scintillator material and reflected by the interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,459,070

COHERENT INTEGRATION OF FILL PULSES IN PULSE DOPPLER TYPE SENSORS

1. A method for the coherent integration of Fill Pulses in Pulse Doppler Radar sensors, said method comprising:transmitting a Pulse Doppler Waveform (PDW) comprising a plurality of precisely timed phase coherent pulses having equal inter pulse time intervals radiated into a narrow stationary or psuedo-stationary beam with a range extent within which moving targets to be detected and stationary or psuedo-stationary scatterers retro-reflect some PDW pulse energy back to a receiving sensor, the moving targets generating target signals in the receiving sensor and the stationary or psuedo-stationary scatterers generating clutter interference noise that reduces the sensitivity of the receiving sensor for detecting moving targets;
designating a number of first pulses in the PDW as Fill Pulses, said pulses being of identical pulse width and inter-pulse period (IPP) as all the other pulses in the PDW, wherein the number of Fill Pulses is the number needed to fully occupy a range extent of the receiving sensor, said range extent is a range from the receiving sensor within which both targets and clutter may reside, and the Fill Pulses is used to initialize a Doppler Filter Coherent Integrator;
conducting a first data collection period for receiving, sampling, and storing the energy of the Fill Pulses scattered by both targets and clutter from within the range extent as a function of time, starting immediately after a first Fill Pulse is emitted, and ending after a IPP following an emission of a last Fill Pulse, just before a first coherently integrated pulse is emitted;
conducting a second data collection period for receiving, sampling and storing the energy of coherently integrated pulses scattered by both targets and clutter from within the range extent as a function of time, starting immediately after emission of a first coherently integrated pulse and ending after a last IPP following an emission of a last coherently integrated pulse;
conducting a third data collection period for receiving, sampling and storing the energy of coherently integrated pulses scattered by both targets and clutter from within the range extent as a function of time, starting after the end of the last IPP of the last coherently integrated pulse emission, and ending immediately after the last emitted pulse has returned from a farthest distance of the range extent, coherently adding stored In-Phase and Quadrature (IQ) data as a function of time from the first data collection period during the emission of the Fill Pulses with stored IQ data as a function of time from the third data collection period after emission of the last PDW pulse, such that a first IPP of the first data collection period is temporally coincident with and is added to the first IPP of the third data collection period, the result containing IQ data as a function of time of a set of virtual pulses equal in number to the number of fill pulses, each IPP of which contains a complete range extent of collected data;
catenating the IQ data from the step above with the IQ data from the second data collection period during the emission of the coherently integrated pulses to create a new IQ data collection period with a number of pulses equal to a sum of the number of Fill Pulses and a number of coherently integrated pulses;
processing the resultant IQ data from the step above with a linear time-invariant filter designed to process a PDW with a number of pulses equivalent to the sum of the number of Fill Pulses and the number of coherently integrated pulses; and
extracting and thresholding Doppler signature from the Doppler filters from the step above, the signal to noise ratio (SNR) and/or signal to clutter ratio (SCR) of which is increased by a factor of approximately the ratio of the total number of pulses transmitted divided by the number of integrated pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,459,066

SELF-ADAPTIVE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROBUST WI-FI INDOOR LOCALIZATION IN LARGE PUBLIC SITE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A self-adaptive device comprising:a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to store (i) program instructions corresponding to a plurality of support vector machines, and (ii) probability distribution parameters corresponding particular regions in an environment, the plurality of support vector machines being configured to use the probability distribution parameters to predict a region of a respective mobile device in the environment based on corresponding signal strength data from the respective mobile device;
a communication interface configured to communicate with a first mobile device in the environment; and
a processor operably connected to the non-transitory computer-readable medium and the communication interface, the processor configured to:
receive, with the communication interface, first signal strength data from the first mobile device in the environment;
determine which particular region in the environment within which the first mobile device is located based on the first signal strength data, using the plurality of support vector machines and the probability distribution parameters; and
transmit, with the communication interface, to the first mobile device, a region label corresponding to the determined particular region in the environment within which the first mobile device is located.

US Pat. No. 10,459,043

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

Profound Medical Inc., M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,459,031

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT HAVING SERIAL LATCH SCAN CHAINS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An electronic circuit coupled to one or more latch scan chains, the electronic circuit comprising:a logic built in self test (LBIST) including a test control register initialized to generate scan-in data, the scan-in data comprising a pre-determined initialization pattern;
an interception circuit provided outside of the LBIST and connected to the LBIST through a multiplexer, the interception circuit configured to apply a control signal to the LBIST through the multiplexer during a power on process or an exit of a deep power management state of the electronic circuit, the control signal configured to cause the test control register to generate the scan-in data including the pre-determined initialization pattern and provide the pre-determined initialization pattern to the one or more latch scan chains in parallel to initialize the electronic circuit during the power on process or exit of the deep power management state.

US Pat. No. 10,459,030

MEASURING INTERNAL SIGNALS OF AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A device comprising:an interface pin;
one or more blocks of circuitry;
a multiplexor having inputs and an output;
signal lines coupled from the one or more blocks of circuitry to the inputs on the multiplexor;
a first buffer having: a first input coupled to the output of the multiplexor; and a first output selectively connected to the interface pin;
a second buffer having: a second input coupled to the output of the multiplexor; and a second output selectively connected to the interface pin; and
a switch configured to bypass the first and second buffers by selectively connecting the output of the multiplexor directly to the interface pin;
the first buffer being a PMOS source follower, and the second buffer being an NMOS source follower.

US Pat. No. 10,459,024

SHORTED THERMOCOUPLE DIAGNOSTIC

ROSEMOUNT INC., Shakopee...

1. A temperature transmitter assembly comprising:a thermocouple comprising a first conductor and a second conductor connected to each other at a junction wherein at least one of the first conductor and the second conductor comprise a first portion with a first resistance per unit length and a second portion with a second resistance per unit length; and
a temperature transmitter comprising diagnostics that determine a resistance of the thermocouple and based on the determined resistance, provide an indication of whether the first conductor and the second conductor are shorted together before the junction.

US Pat. No. 10,459,005

EVALUATION APPARATUS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND EVALUATION METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An evaluation apparatus for a semiconductor device comprising:a chuck stage that has a surface on which a plurality of probe holes are formed and sucks a semiconductor device; and
a plurality of in-chuck probes that have first ends which are inserted into the respective probe holes, and second ends which protrude from said surface of said chuck stage in a direction normal to said surface of said chuck stage, and come into contact with an arrangement surface of said semiconductor device arranged in said chuck stage, wherein
maximum extendable protrusion heights from said surface of said chuck stage of said in-chuck probes monotonically change with a distance from a center of said surface of said chuck stage to a peripheral part of said surface of said chuck stage.

US Pat. No. 10,459,002

MOTION ANALYSIS METHOD AND MOTION ANALYSIS DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

12. A motion analysis device comprising:at least one circuit or processor configured to:
while a sporting equipment is being used by a user:
receive sensor data from an inertial sensor attached to a shaft of a-the sporting equipment used for swinging, the inertial sensor being attached to the shaft in a grip portion of the shaft;
detect, based on the received sensor data, moving speeds of the grip portion and moving speeds of a head of the sporting equipment during a swing action;
extract, from among the moving speeds, a maximum value of the moving speeds of the grip portion, and a moving speed of the grip portion at impact;
calculate a rate of change of the maximum value of the moving speeds of the grip portion and the moving speed of the grip portion at impact;
identify a deceleration value of the grip portion based on the calculated rate of change; and
cause a display to display data regarding the identified deceleration value of the grip portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,988

BIOTINYLATED LUMINESCENT PROBE

MUSC Foundation for Resea...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,982

FLUIDIC DEVICE INCLUDING BAW RESONATORS ALONG OPPOSING CHANNEL SURFACES

QORVO US, INC., Greensbo...

1. A fluidic device comprising:a channel arranged to receive a fluid;
a first bulk acoustic wave resonator structure arranged between a first substrate and a first surface bounding the channel, wherein the first bulk acoustic wave resonator structure includes a first piezoelectric material, a first distal electrode arranged between the first piezoelectric material and the first substrate, and a first proximal electrode arranged between the first piezoelectric material and the channel, wherein at least a portion of the first piezoelectric material is arranged between the first distal electrode and the first proximal electrode to form a first active region; and
a second bulk acoustic wave resonator structure arranged between a second substrate and a second surface bounding the channel, wherein the second surface opposes the first surface, and wherein the second bulk acoustic wave resonator structure includes a second piezoelectric material, a second distal electrode arranged between the second piezoelectric material and the second substrate, and a second proximal electrode arranged between the second piezoelectric material and the channel, wherein at least a portion of the second piezoelectric material is arranged between the second distal electrode and the second proximal electrode to form a second active region.

US Pat. No. 10,458,961

GAS CHROMATOGRAPH

Shimadzu Corporation, Ky...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,951

CYLINDER BLOCK INSPECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A system for inspecting thermal spray coated cylinder bores of aluminum alloy cylinder blocks, the system including:a failure detection apparatus including at least one acoustic detection device disposed in contact with the cylinder block proximate at least one of the cylinder bores;
a heating apparatus;
a cooling apparatus, and
a control unit in electronic communication with each of the failure detection apparatus, the heating apparatus, and the cooling apparatus, and wherein the control unit includes a memory and a control logic sequence for operating the system.

US Pat. No. 10,458,947

THINNING DETECTION SYSTEM AND THINNING DETECTION METHOD

Yokogawa Electric Corpora...

1. A thinning detection system comprising:a current applying apparatus configured to apply an AC current to electrodes installed on metal equipment which is a monitoring object;
a magnetic-field measuring apparatus including an array of magnetic sensors configured to measure a magnetic field distribution of a surface side of the metal equipment; and
a measurement managing apparatus configured to estimate a thinning distribution of the metal equipment on the basis of a magnetic field distribution difference which is a difference between a reference magnetic-field distribution which is obtained in a case where thinning has not occurred in the metal equipment and a measurement magnetic-field distribution which is an actual measurement result,
wherein the measurement managing apparatus calculates a virtual current distribution of the metal equipment from the magnetic field distribution difference, and estimates the thinning distribution of the metal equipment on the basis of a virtual eddy current represented by the virtual current distribution,
wherein the virtual eddy current is a difference between a first current distribution which is obtained in a case in which thinning has not occurred in the metal equipment and a second current distribution which is obtained in a case in which thinning has occurred in the metal equipment, and
wherein the measurement managing apparatus is configured to:
estimate a thinning shape on the basis of a spiral shape of the virtual eddy current; and
estimate a thinning depth on the basis of a density of the virtual eddy current.

US Pat. No. 10,458,942

CHEMICAL SENSOR ARRAY HAVING MULTIPLE SENSORS PER WELL

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A device comprising:a material defining a reaction region, the reaction region having a bottom surface and configured to receive a solution having an analyte;
a plurality of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors having a common floating gate in communication with the reaction region; and
a circuit including a plurality of row lines and a plurality of column lines, a first chemically-sensitive field effect transistor of the plurality of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors and a second chemically-sensitive field effect transistor of the plurality of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors responsive to a bias voltage on a row line of the plurality of row lines, in response to the bias voltage on the row line, the first chemically-sensitive field effect transistor providing a first output signal on a first column line and the second chemically-sensitive field effect transistor providing a second output signal on a second column line, each of the first and second output signals indicating a presence of the analyte within the solution;
wherein the plurality of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors communicate with a reference electrode and wherein the reference electrode contacts the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,458,938

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OF FLOOR CONDITIONS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,923

PRINT DATA PROCESSING METHOD, PRINT DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREIN PRINT DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. A print data processing method for processing print data obtained by performing a rasterization process on vector data, the method comprising:a matching processing step of performing pattern matching between a streak detection pattern including a streak pattern having a width of one pixel and extending in a first direction or a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the print data;
a length measurement step of determining, when matching is established in the matching processing step, a length of a streak candidate part including a part corresponding to a streak pattern in a region where matching is established and a part continuous in an extending direction of the streak pattern and having a same value as a data value of the streak pattern, in the print data;
a determination step of determining whether or not the streak candidate part is streak data that possibly results in a streak, by comparing the length determined in the length measurement step against a predetermined threshold; and
a correction step of correcting a data value of each pixel constituting the streak data, based on a data value of a neighboring pixel, wherein
the print data is binary bitmap data, and
in the correction step, each pixel constituting the streak data is made a target pixel in turn, and a data value of a target pixel is corrected to a value different from a data value of the streak pattern, when data values of two pixels that are adjacent to the target pixel in a direction perpendicular to the extending direction of the streak data are different from the data value of the streak pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,458,920

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENSURING PROPER TUBING INSTALLATION FOR FLUID PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Fenwal, Inc., Lake Zuric...

1. A fluid processing system configured to cooperate with a fluid flow circuit, the fluid processing system comprising:an optical sensor assembly configured to receive a portion of the fluid flow circuit and comprising
a light source configured to emit a light, and
a light detector configured to receive a portion of the light emitted by the light source and to produce an output indicative of the amount of received light; and
a controller configured to receive the output from the light detector and to determine
whether said portion of the fluid flow circuit is properly received by the optical sensor assembly by
comparing the output from the light detector to a baseline value that is indicative of the amount of light from the light source that is received by the light detector in an absence of said portion of the fluid flow circuit,
determining that said portion of the fluid flow circuit is not properly received by the optical sensor assembly when the output from the light detector is greater than a selected percentage of the baseline value, and
determining that said portion of the fluid flow circuit is properly received by the optical sensor assembly when the output from the light detector is equal to or less than said selected percentage of the baseline value, and
a characteristic of a fluid flowing through said portion of the fluid flow circuit using said light.

US Pat. No. 10,458,913

DETERMINATION APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TYPE OF RECORDING MEDIUM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus for determining a type of a recording medium, comprising:a detection unit configured to detect a characteristic value indicating a physical characteristic of a recording medium;
a measurement unit configured to measure information regarding a moisture content contained in the recording medium; and
a control unit configured to determine the type of the recording medium,
wherein the control unit is configured to convert the characteristic value into a detected value, correct the detected value based on the information measured by the measurement unit, and determine the type of the recording medium based on the corrected detected value.

US Pat. No. 10,458,909

MEMS OPTICAL SENSOR

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A micro electrical mechanical system (MEMS) optical sensor comprising:a fluid channel having an input portion, an output portion and a curved portion positioned between the input portion and the output portion;
a light source impinging on a first boundary of the curved portion and exiting from a second boundary of the curved channel;
a photodetector to record a light path of refraction of the light source exiting from the second boundary of the curved portion;
a processor to compute the refractive index of a fluid in the curved portion using the light path of refraction of the light source and compare the computed refractive index to a known refractive index for the fluid to determine a difference between the computed refractive index and the known refractive index.

US Pat. No. 10,458,892

MICROFLUIDIC-BASED REAL-TIME DETECTOR FOR FINE PARTICULATE MATTER

The University of British...

1. An apparatus for monitoring particulate matter, the apparatus defining a fluid flow passage having an inlet and an outlet, a particle size selector in the fluid-flow passage between the inlet and the outlet, the particle size selector comprising a curve section in the fluid flow passage wherein a direction of flow of fluid flowing in the fluid flow passage is changed and an impact surface extending transversely to the fluid flow passage on an outside of the curve section and an accelerating nozzle immediately upstream from the curve section wherein the width of the fluid flow passage is reduced in the accelerating nozzle;a particle counter located downstream from the particle size selector; and
a pump connected to drive a flow of a fluid containing the particulate matter through the fluid flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,458,890

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE WEAR PROPERTIES OF COATED FLAT PRODUCTS BY MEANS OF BENDING

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe...

1. A method for determining wear properties of coated flat products comprising:determining a thickness and a strength of a coated flat product,
selecting at least one bending parameter for bending the coated flat product with a bending device according to set criteria, wherein the set criteria is based on information concerning at least one of the thickness and the strength of the coated flat product to be bent,
bending the coated flat product in the bending device according to the at least one selected bending parameter, thereby creating wear of the coated flat product, and
analysing the wear properties based on the wear of the coated flat product in a predetermined manner,
wherein the set criteria is a bending load applied to the coated flat product that is a predetermined percentage of a bending strength of the coated flat product such that wear properties of the coating of the coated flat product are determined exclusive of any effect of the thickness and the strength of the coated flat product,
wherein the bending load is 75-99% of the bending strength of the coated flat product,
wherein an adhesive is affixed to the coated flat product, prior to the bending of the coated flat product, to receive at least part of the wear of the coated flat product, wherein the adhesive, together with part of the wear adhering to the adhesive, is removed from the coated flat product and analysed to determine the wear properties of the coated flat product, and
wherein the bending device comprises a rotatable turret head supporting a plurality of bending tools and a respective one of the plurality of bending tools used for the bending can be changed between at least two bending processes by rotation of the turret head.

US Pat. No. 10,458,844

RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL FIBER SPECTROMETER IN A LIGHTING DEVICE

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A system, comprising:a lighting device configured to output light for general illumination in an environment, the lighting device comprising a light source;
a fiber detector optically coupled to the light source to receive a portion of light from the light source at a first end of the fiber detector, the fiber detector having a bare area exposed to air in the environment in which the lighting device is located such that an evanescent wave of the received light emanates and surrounds an exterior of the fiber detector to interact with the air in the environment in which the bare area of the fiber detector is exposed;
a spectrometer optically coupled to a second end of the fiber detector to receive light outputted from the fiber detector after the interaction of the evanescent wave with the air in the environment, the spectrometer configured to:
detect the light outputted from the fiber detector, and
generate signals representative of a spectral power distribution of the detected light, the generated signals corresponding to the interaction of the evanescent wave with the air in the environment;
a memory storing spectral reference data and program instructions; and
a processor operatively coupled to the memory, the light source and the spectrometer, wherein in response to executing the stored program instructions, the processor is configured to process the generated signals based on the stored spectral reference data.

US Pat. No. 10,458,838

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,837

AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE WITH LOAD CELLS DIRECTLY BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER FIXATION PLATES

KUHN-AUDUREAU SA, La Cop...

1. An agricultural vehicle comprising:a container mounted on at least one train of wheels;
two beams mounted on a bottom of the container and extending in a longitudinal direction of the agricultural vehicle;
a pair of upper fixation plates including a first upper fixation plate and a second upper fixation plate mounted to each beam and spaced apart in the longitudinal direction;
a lower fixation plate positioned between the first and second upper fixation plate of each pair of upper fixation plates in the longitudinal direction;
one axle or more forming said train of wheels,
wherein the container is mounted on the axle or each of the axles by way of at least two pairs of load cells,
wherein each pair of load cells consists of two load cells including a first load cell positioned directly between the first upper fixation plate and the lower fixation plate and a second load cell positioned directly between the second upper fixation plate and the lower fixation plate such that the two load cells are situated on opposite sides of a vertical plane extending in a lateral direction of the agricultural vehicle and containing the axis of the axle, in the case of a single-axle train, or of a plane parallel to vertical planes containing the axes of the axles of a multi-axle train.

US Pat. No. 10,458,822

DYNAMIC SPACER FOR A SMART PIPELINE INSPECTION GAUGE

Entegra LLP, Indianapoli...

1. An in-line inspection tool for a pipeline, comprising:a body configured to be propelled through the pipeline, the body defining a central axis; and
a plurality of sensor assemblies mounted to the body and distributed circumferentially about the central axis, each sensor assembly configured to move through a range of radial positions in a respective radial direction that is perpendicular to the central axis,
wherein a first sensor assembly of the plurality of sensor assemblies includes a first elongate arm, at least one first sensor carried by the first arm, and a first spacer that extends from the first arm,
wherein a second sensor assembly of the plurality of sensor assemblies includes a second elongate arm and at least one second sensor carried by the second arm, and
wherein contact between the first spacer and the second arm results in application of a force to the second arm in a circumferential direction relative to the central axis and maintains an expected circumferential spacing between the first arm and the second arm over the range of radial positions.

US Pat. No. 10,458,806

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

BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TEC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,786

METHOD FOR COUNTING CORDS IN RUBBER SHEET

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A cord counting method for counting a number of cords from one end in a widthwise direction of a rubber sheet, in which a number (n) of the cords are embedded at intervals, and in an outer surface of the rubber sheet, convex portions at which the cords are located and concave portions positioned between the cords are alternately repeated,said cord counting method comprising:
1) a step (S1) in which, by use of a displacement sensor, the outer surface of the rubber sheet is scanned in the widthwise direction, and raw waveform data on convexoconcave of the outer surface is acquired,
2) a step (S2) in which a moving average processing is carried out on the raw waveform data so as to reduce noise, whereby first corrected data of a smoothed waveform is obtained from the raw waveform data,
3) a step (S3) in which second corrected data is obtained from the first corrected data by converting an amplitude center (j) of the waveform of the first corrected data into a straight line,
4) a step (S4) in which widthwise-direction concave-center-position data is obtained wherein concave-center-positions in the widthwise direction between the cords are defined by positions of lowest points of valleys of the waveform of the second corrected data,
5) a step (S5) in which, with respect to said concave-center-position data, intervals K between the concave-center-positions adjacent in the widthwise direction are sequentially compared with a predetermined upper interval threshold K max, and
if K>K max, then a concave-center-position for correction is added at a midpoint of an interval K, and
said intervals K are sequentially compared with a predetermined lower interval threshold K min, and if K whereby first corrected concave-center-position data is obtained,
6) a step (S6) in which, with respect to the first corrected concave-center-position data, a total number (m) of the concave-center-positions is compared with said number (n), and when m<(n?1), in order from a largest interval K, a concave-center-position for correction is added at the midpoint of the interval K, until becoming m=(n?1),
when m>(n?1), from the concave-center-positions on both sides of the interval K, the concave-center-position on the front side in the scanning direction is deleted in order from a smallest interval K, until becoming m=(n?1),
whereby second corrected concave-center-position data is obtained, and
7) count from one end in the widthwise direction, of the concave-center-positions in said second corrected concave-center-position data is considered as the number of the cords from said one end in the widthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,776

ABRASION INSPECTION APPARATUS, ABRASION INSPECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An abrasion inspection apparatus comprising:a first imaging unit that is installed on a side of a track, a vehicle traveling along the track, a guide wheel being installed on a side of the vehicle, the first imaging unit imaging an inside of the track via a telecentric lens;
a second imaging unit that is installed in a vehicle traveling direction with respect to the first imaging unit on the side of the track and images the inside of the track via a telecentric lens;
an image acquisition unit that acquires an image which is an image of a boundary of the guide wheel captured by the first imaging unit and is an image of a boundary on a first direction side in the vehicle traveling direction and an image which is an image of the boundary of the guide wheel captured by the second imaging unit at the same time as the capturing of the image by the first imaging unit and is an image of a boundary on an opposite side to the first direction side; and
a guide wheel detection unit that detects an abrasion situation of the guide wheel according to a position of a boundary indicated in the images acquired by the image acquisition unit, wherein
a rotation mechanism is in contact with the guide wheel and rotates the guide wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,458,748

HOLSTER

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

8. A holster for a handgun, the handgun having an ejection port, the holster comprising:a holster body with opposing sides defining a cavity for receiving and holding the handgun, the holster having a longitudinal axis extending parallel to an insertion/withdrawal direction;
a movable U-shaped member that is slidably engaged with the holster body and movable axially within the cavity of the holster body, the U-shaped member positioned to extend over a slide of a handgun when the handgun is holstered in the holster, the U-shaped member coupled to a thumb push button;
an ejection port catch member configured as a leaf spring attached to the holster body and that engages with the handgun at the ejection port of the handgun, the catch member having a normal obstructing position with respect to the handgun ejection port, the catch member movable to a non-obstructing position, the catch member cooperating with the U-shaped member to move the catch member to the non-obstructing position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,745

WEAPONS EMBEDDED IN A WEARABLE ITEM

1. A weapon disposed within an enclosure, the weapon comprising a firearm and a blade both disposed within an enclosure:the firearm comprising:
a barrel through which a bullet passes to exit the firearm;
a shell comprising a charge proximate a rear surface of the shell, the shell for receiving the bullet;
a primer safety component in a location of which relative to the charge is controlled by a primer safety handle, the primer safety component moveable to a firing position exposing the rear surface of the shell by operation of the primer safety handle;
a firing pin moveable to a firing position by operation of a firing pin control;
a firing pin lock retaining the firing pin in the firing position when in a locked position;
a first biasing member for applying a first force to the firing pin, movement of the firing pin restrained against the first force by the locked position of the firing pin lock;
a trigger for releasing the firing pin lock from the locked position such that when the primer safety component is in the firing position, the first force causing the firing pin to strike the rear surface of the shell, igniting the charge, thereby causing the bullet to be ejected from the barrel;
the blade comprising:
a sharp instrument concealed within the enclosure;
a blade lock for retaining the sharp instrument within the enclosure when in a locked position;
a second biasing member for applying a second force to the sharp instrument, the sharp instrument restrained against the second force by the locked position of the blade lock; and
a release pin for releasing the sharp instrument from the locked position, the second force causing the sharp instrument to emerge from a concealed location within the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,743

CROSSBOW WITH BUILT IN COCKING DEVICE

1. A crossbow with built-in cocking device comprising:a barrel having a front end and a rear end;
a riser attached to said barrel;
a first limb attached to a first end of said riser;
a second limb attached to a second end of said riser;
a first cam rotatably retained on said first limb;
a second cam rotatably retained on said second limb;
a bow string retained on said first cam and said second cam;
at least one string carriage for pulling said bow string back toward said rear end;
a trigger housing retained on said barrel for retaining said bow string in a cocked position; and
a first carriage shaft, a first slot is formed in a top of said barrel to receive said first carriage shaft, a second carriage shaft, a second slot is formed in said top of said barrel to receive said second carriage shaft, said first and second carriage shafts do not extend above said top of said barrel, said first and second carriage shafts are engaged with one of said at least one string carriage, one end of said first and second carriage shafts extend to substantially said front end, said first and second carriage shafts are located below a top surface of said barrel, wherein said first and second carriage shafts are capable of being rotated with a crank to provide linear motion to one of said at least one string carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,458,731

BOLT FOR BOLT ACTION RIFLES

1. A firearm with bolt assembly, the firearm comprising:a longitudinal axis
a receiver defining a longitudinally extending cavity;
a barrel supported by the receiver and including a rear end and a front end;
an ammunition magazine removably disposed in the receiver and including a pair of feed lips for retaining a plurality of cartridges in the magazine; and
a rotatable bolt disposed in the cavity and slideably movable forward to a closed position in battery with the barrel and rearward to an open position axially spaced apart from the barrel, the bolt including:
a plurality of bolt lugs selectively engageable with a plurality of locking lugs at the rear end of the barrel;
a bolt body including a front section, rear section, and middle section extending therebetween, the middle section comprising a dimensionally reduced portion of the bolt body having at least one transverse cross sectional dimension less than an outer diameter of the rear section;
the middle section defining a recess positioned over the feed lips of the magazine when the bolt is in the closed position, the recess receiving a portion of the feed lips therein;
the bolt lugs being non-rotatable relative to the bolt body;
wherein the middle section provides clearance between the bolt body and the feed lips of the magazine when the bolt is in the closed position so that the bolt is rotatable between a locked breech position and unlocked breech position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,712

THERMOCHEMICAL REGENERATION WITH OXIDANT PREHEATING

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A method of carrying out combustion in a furnace, comprising(A) combusting fuel in a furnace to produce gaseous combustion products, and
(B) alternately (1) (i) passing a first amount of gaseous combustion products from the furnace into and through a cooled first regenerator that has been cooled in step (B)(2)(iv) to heat said first regenerator and cool said first amount of gaseous combustion products that is passed into said first regenerator,
(ii) passing a second amount of gaseous combustion products from the furnace into and through a cooled second regenerator that has been cooled in step (B)(2)(v) to heat said second regenerator and cool said second amount of gaseous combustion products that is passed into said second regenerator,
(iii) passing reforming fuel with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said first regenerator, with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said second regenerator, or with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said first regenerator and with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said second regenerator, into a heated third regenerator that has been heated in step (B)(2)(i),
(iv) reacting the gaseous combustion products and the reforming fuel that have been passed into said third regenerator in step (B)(1)(iii) in said third regenerator in an endothermic reaction under conditions effective to form syngas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide, and thereby cooling said third regenerator,
(v) passing gaseous oxidant into and through a heated fourth regenerator that has been heated in step (B)(2)(ii) to heat the gaseous oxidant that is passed into said heated fourth regenerator and cool said fourth regenerator, and
(vi) passing said syngas that is formed in step (B)(1)(iv) from said third regenerator into said furnace, passing said heated gaseous oxidant that is heated in step (B)(1)(v) from said fourth regenerator into the furnace, and combusting said syngas and said heated gaseous oxidant in the furnace;
while maintaining the difference in temperatures of the combustion products passing out of said first and second regenerators at 300 F or less; and
(2) (i) passing a first amount of gaseous combustion products from the furnace into and through a cooled third regenerator that has been cooled in step (B)(1)(iv) to heat said third regenerator and cool said first amount of gaseous combustion products that is passed into said third regenerator,
(ii) passing a second amount of gaseous combustion products from the furnace into and through a cooled fourth regenerator that has been cooled in step (B)(1)(v) to heat said fourth regenerator and cool said second amount of gaseous combustion products that is passed into said fourth regenerator,
(iii) passing reforming fuel with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said third regenerator, with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said fourth regenerator, or with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said first regenerator and with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said fourth regenerator, into a heated first regenerator that has been heated in step (B)(1)(i),
(iv) reacting the gaseous combustion products and the reforming fuel that have been passed into the first regenerator in step (B)(2)(iii) in said first regenerator in an endothermic reaction under conditions effective to form syngas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide, and thereby cooling said first regenerator,
(v) passing gaseous oxidant into and through a heated second regenerator that has been heated in step (B)(1)(ii) to heat the gaseous oxidant that is passed into said heated second regenerator and cool said second regenerator, and
(vi) passing said syngas that is formed in step (B)(2)(iv) from said first regenerator into said furnace, passing said heated gaseous oxidant that is heated in step (B)(2)(v) from the second regenerator into the furnace, and combusting said syngas and said heated gaseous oxidant in the furnace;
while maintaining the difference in temperatures of the combustion products passing out of said third and fourth regenerators at 300 F or less.

US Pat. No. 10,458,690

CONTROL SYSTEM

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A method of controlling capacity in a compressor comprising:calculating an output capacity parameter with a control program;
measuring at least one system operating parameter;
comparing the at least one measured system operating parameter to corresponding predetermined threshold values for the system operating parameter to determine whether the at least one measured system operating parameter is within a limiting region or an override region corresponding to the at least one measured system operating parameter, wherein the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the limiting region when the at least one measured system operating parameter exceeds a first threshold and does not exceed a second threshold, greater than the first threshold, and wherein the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the override region when the at least one measured system operating parameter exceeds the second threshold;
adjusting the output capacity parameter in response to a determination that the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the limiting region or the override region;
limiting the output capacity parameter to a predetermined amount of increase in response to the at least one measured system operating parameter being in the limiting region;
setting the output capacity parameter to a predetermined amount of decrease in response to the at least one measured system operating parameter being in the override region;
calculating a minimum variable speed drive frequency for the compressor to avoid surge conditions;
comparing the calculated minimum variable speed drive frequency to a variable speed drive frequency based on the output capacity parameter;
modifying the output capacity parameter in response to the minimum variable speed drive frequency being greater than the variable speed drive frequency based on the output capacity parameter; and
applying the output capacity parameter to the compressor to adjust the output capacity of the compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,458,687

VAPOR COMPRESSION SYSTEM

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) system comprising:a refrigerant loop;
a compressor disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to circulate refrigerant through the refrigerant loop, wherein the compressor comprises an inlet extending from an external surface of a housing of the compressor; and
an evaporator disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to place the refrigerant in thermal communication with a cooling fluid, wherein the refrigerant surrounds a tube bundle disposed in the evaporator, the tube bundle is configured to flow the cooling fluid, the evaporator comprises a discharge extending from an exterior surface of a shell of the evaporator, wherein the discharge is configured to direct the vapor refrigerant from the evaporator to the inlet of the compressor, and an interface between the discharge and the inlet, wherein the interface, the discharge, and the inlet are without a bend.

US Pat. No. 10,458,684

THERMOELECTRIC HEAT PUMP ASSEMBLY WITH REMOVABLE BATTERY

Ambassador Asset Manageme...

1. A portable transportable active temperature controlled container comprising:a housing;
a vessel for holding temperature sensitive goods disposed within the housing;
a thermoelectric assembly disposed within the housing and coupled to the vessel, the thermoelectric assembly comprising at least two thermoelectric unit layers, wherein the at least two thermoelectric unit layers comprise a delta T that increases for each thermoelectric unit layer in a first direction towards the vessel and an amount of heat transferred by the thermoelectric unit layer (Qc) that increases for each thermoelectric unit layer in a second direction opposite the first direction and away from the vessel, and wherein each of the at least two thermoelectric unit layers comprises a thermal capacitor that stores heat and provides a thermal buffer to delay transfer of heat between the at least two thermoelectric unit layers; and
a compartment in an outer portion of the housing, wherein the compartment is configured to receive a removable rechargeable battery that can be disposed at least partially within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,458,672

OPTIMIZED ENERGY USAGE IN AN AIR HANDLING UNIT

Siemens Industry, Inc., ...

1. A control system for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), the control system comprising:an air-handling unit (AHU) comprising an AHU heating coil and an AHU cooling coil, the AHU configured to output supply air at an AHU temperature;
a terminal unit having a terminal flow rate sensor and having terminal heating and/or terminal cooling coils, the terminal unit connected with the air handling unit by a duct for receiving the supply air from the AHU;
a controller configured to receive a flow rate from the terminal flow rate sensor, calculate a slope of power consumption based on the flow rate, and set the AHU temperature based on the slope.

US Pat. No. 10,458,669

THERMOSTAT WITH INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION FEATURES

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A thermostat for controlling heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment via one or more control wires, the thermostat comprising:an enclosure comprising a body and a removable cover;
a user interface configured to display output to a user while the removable cover is removed from the body;
a wiring terminal comprising one or more connection points, wherein the removable cover covers the one or more connection points; and
a processing circuit configured to:
determine one or more wiring connections to the one or more connection points; and
cause the user interface to display the one or more wiring connections while the removable cover is removed from the body.

US Pat. No. 10,458,651

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER IGNITION HAS OCCURRED

INTERGAS HEATING ASSETS B...

1. Method for determining in a heating appliance whether ignition of a mixture of fluid fuel and air has taken place, comprising the following steps of:applying an electrical ignition signal to a measuring circuit;
filtering a combustion signal from the ignition signal;
comparing the detected combustion signal to a predetermined pattern; and
establishing that the anticipated combustion signal took place during a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,458,639

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A tubular LED lighting device comprising:an LED, a driver for driving the LED, and an electrical connector;
the lighting device further comprising a thermally triggered switch for prevention of overheating of the electrical connector, wherein
the thermally triggered switch is connected in series between the electrical connector and the driver, and
the thermally triggered switch is configured to interrupt current in the event of the temperature of the electrical connector meeting a triggering condition;
wherein the thermally triggered switch is configured to sense the temperature of the electrical connector via a main body or a probe of the thermally triggered switch.

US Pat. No. 10,458,633

DEFORMABLE AND QUICK-INSTALLATION ILLUMINATION LAMP

COOLUX LIGHTING COMPANY L...

1. A deformable and quick-installation illumination lamp, wherein the illumination lamp comprises a central assembly, a first lateral assembly provided with lamp bars, and a second lateral assembly provided with lamp bars, the first lateral assembly is movably connected to one side of the central assembly, so that the first lateral assembly can retract or stretch, the second lateral assembly is movably connected to the other side of the central assembly, so that the second lateral assembly can retract or stretch, and the first lateral assembly and the second lateral assembly are both connected to the central assembly by using a limiting component, so that the illumination lamp can maintain a stretching state;further comprising a plurality of connection plates, wherein the first lateral assembly is rotatably connected to one side of the central assembly by using a first connection plate of the plurality of connection plates, and the second lateral assembly is rotatably connected to the other side of the central assembly by using a second connection plate of the plurality of connection plates; the first lateral assembly can rotate within a range of 90° relative to the first connection plate, the second lateral assembly can rotate within a range of 90° relative to the second connection plate, and the first and second connection plates can rotate within a range of 90° relative to the central assembly, so that the first lateral assembly and the second lateral assembly can come into contact with the central assembly by means of retraction;
further comprising a plurality of first fixing components and a plurality of positioning components, wherein the first lateral assembly is rotatably connected to the first connection plate by using a first first fixing component of the plurality of first fixing components, the first lateral assembly is provided with a first positioning component of the plurality of positioning components, and the first positioning component can come into contact with the first connection plate, so that the first lateral assembly forms a 90° angle with the first connection plate; the second lateral assembly is rotatably connected to the second connection plate by using a second first fixing component of the plurality of first fixing components, the second lateral assembly is provided with a second positioning component of the plurality of positioning components, and the second positioning component can come into contact with the second connection plate, so that the second lateral assembly forms a 90° angle with the second connection plate; the first connection plate is rotatably connected to the central assembly by using a third first fixing component of the plurality of first fixing components, the central assembly is provided with a third positioning component, and the first connection plate can come into contact with the third positioning component, so that the connection plate forms a 90° angle with the central assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,458,624

OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR COLLIMATION OF LIGHT

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An optical system for collimation of incoming light, comprising:a body;
a recess formed on a first side of the body, the recess having a central light entry surface and a side light entry surface;
a central light exit surface provided on at least a portion of a second side of the body, said central light entry surface being arranged in relation to the central light exit surface such that incoming light falling on the central light entry surface is directed to the central light exit surface;
a total internal reflection surface provided at a side surface of the body, which is arranged such that incoming light falling on the side light entry surface of the recess is directed towards the total internal reflection surface so as to be subject to total internal reflection towards the second side of the body; and
a rejection area surrounding at least a portion of said central light entry surface, said rejection area being configured to prevent incoming light incident on the rejection area to exit said body outside of the central light exit surface, wherein the rejection area comprises a light-deflecting portion being arranged such that incoming light entering the light-deflecting portion is deflected.

US Pat. No. 10,458,618

LIGHTING APPLIANCE FOR ENGINE VEHICLES

Varroc Lighting Systems, ...

1. A light appliance for engine vehicles comprising:a primary optical unit with at least one light source;
a secondary optical unit that comprises one or more electro-luminescent diodes for emitting light with a light emitting surface; and
at least one reflective surface of a reflective device for reflecting light from the primary optical unit falling onto the reflective surface,
wherein the at least one reflective surface comprises a first reflective surface,
wherein the electro-luminescent diodes comprise a first electro-luminescent diode having a rear surface,
wherein the first electro-luminescent diode of the secondary optical unit is arranged, with respect to the first reflective surface, in such a way that at least a part of the light beams from the primary optical unit directed to the first reflective surface passes, before falling onto the first reflective surface and after reflection from the first reflective surface, through a light-emitting surface of the first electro-luminescent diode,
wherein the first reflective surface is situated in an internal space or on the rear surface of the first electro-luminescent diode such that the first reflective surface does not entirely cover the rear surface of the first electro-luminescent diode.

US Pat. No. 10,458,610

LIGHT REDIRECTING STRUCTURE

SerraLux Inc., Los Gatos...

1. A light redirecting film or sheet comprising:a) a front surface having a plurality of spaced apart grooves to provide for total internal reflection of incident light,
b) a rear surface opposite the front surface,
c) a plurality of uniformly spaced apart regions for absorbing a portion of light capable of being re-directed by total internal reflection at the front surface,
d) wherein the uniformly spaced apart regions are opaque elements and provide an overall internal attenuation of incident light of about 10% to about 40%.

US Pat. No. 10,458,570

VALVE DETECTION DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

AEON MATRIX INC., Neihu ...

1. An operating method of a valve control device, wherein the valve control device comprises a driving circuit and the driving circuit comprises a plurality of solenoid valve terminals and a sensing terminal, said operating method comprising:sending a first set of the control signals to the driving circuit;
sending a detection signal;
sensing a voltage level at the sensing terminal when the detection signal is sent to one of the solenoid valve terminals and obtaining a sensing result accordingly; and
repeating the step of sensing the voltage level until all the sensing results of the solenoid valve terminals are obtained,
wherein a first sub-circuit of the driving circuit is disabled in response to the first set of the control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,458,569

POSITIONER

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A positioner, comprising:an air circuit comprising a magnetism generator that generates magnetism based on an electric current in accordance with a difference between a valve opening setpoint for a regulator valve that is to be controlled and a measured valve opening value for the regulator valve, the air circuit generating a pneumatic signal adjust air pressure
wherein the pneumatic signal is generated based on the magnetism produced by the magnetism generator, and is supplied to an operating device of the regulator valve, and
the magnetism generator includes a plurality of separate coils that are connected in parallel electrically and that are additively coupled magnetically, wherein the magnetism generator further comprises:
a main interconnection to supply the electric current;
a plurality of branch interconnections, provided for each of the plurality of coils, branching from the main interconnection; and
a plurality of Zener diodes, provided for each of the plurality of coils, wherein a corresponding coil and corresponding Zener diodes are connected in parallel with each of the branch interconnections.

US Pat. No. 10,458,553

CONTROL PLATE FOR A HIGH CONDUCTIVE VALVE

VistadelTek, LLC, Yorba ...

1. A control plate for a high-conductance valve comprising:a control plate body formed as a basically circular disk having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the control plate configured to be moved within a valve by an actuator;
at least one opening defined in the control plate body and extending through the control plate body from the first side to the second side; and
at least one pillar, each respective pillar of the at least one pillar being received in a respective opening of the at least one opening to move with the control plate body, each respective pillar having a hole that forms a fluid passageway for fluid to pass from the first side through to the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,458,551

SEALING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A SEALING ASSEMBLY

SKF Economos Deutschland ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,532

INTERNAL RING GEAR, DRIVING ASSEMBLY AND APPLICATION DEVICE

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

1. An internal ring gear comprising:a housing; and
at least two internal ring gears integrally arranged at an inner surface of the housing, wherein the outer surface of the housing is smooth, and a diameter of the outer surface of the housing is consistent; the housing and the internal ring gears being a one piece monolithic integral unit made of powder metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,458,521

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,502

RELATING TO ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATORS

BAE SYSTEMS plc, London ...

1. A vibration damping apparatus comprising:a cuboidal support frame; and
an actuator including
a proof-mass coupled to the cuboidal support frame for movement in six degrees of freedom, wherein at least one of the six degrees of freedom is a translational degree of freedom;
six permanent magnet pole pairs attached to a surface of the proof-mass or to a surface of the cuboidal support frame; and
six coils each positioned opposite a corresponding one of the six permanent magnet pole pairs, each coil being associated with one of the magnet pole pairs such that a current flowing through the respective coil in the presence of a magnetic field of the respective pole pair induces a force that acts on the proof-mass.

US Pat. No. 10,458,455

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING A FITTED CAP FOR APPLYING A SHAPED SEALANT SHROUD TO A PORTION OF A FASTENER

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for making a fitted cap, the fitted cap configured to apply a shaped sealant shroud to a portion of a fastener, the system comprising:a support plate, comprising:
a first side;
a second side, opposite the first side; and
a first plurality of through-openings, penetrating the support plate from the first side through to the second side;
a fastener template, dimensionally identical to the portion of the fastener and extending from the first side of the support plate such that the first plurality of through-openings is arranged about the fastener template;
a precursor cap, comprising a first surface, geometrically complementary to the fastener template, and a second surface, opposite the first surface and parallel to the first surface;
first means for heating a first polymer sheet to a specified temperature; and
second means for applying suction to the first polymer sheet, positioned a predetermined distance from the first side of the support plate and heated to the specified temperature by the first means, through the first plurality of through-openings from the second side of the support plate to vacuum-form the first polymer sheet over the precursor cap, wherein the second means is configured to apply the suction such that:
after vacuum-forming the first polymer sheet over the precursor cap, at least a portion of the first polymer sheet forms the fitted cap and
a first inner surface of the fitted cap is geometrically complementary to the second surface of the precursor cap.

US Pat. No. 10,458,444

OPTIMIZED METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POSITION AND CROSSOVER PRESSURE IN A DOUBLE ACTING ACTUATOR

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A method of digitally controlling a double-acting pneumatic actuator, the method comprising:monitoring a crossover pressure over two pneumatic chambers of the double-acting pneumatic actuator;
determining that the monitored crossover pressure is outside of a predefined deadband range corresponding to values extending above and below a crossover pressure set point;
in response to determining that the monitored crossover pressure is outside of the deadband range, determining a difference between the monitored crossover pressure and the crossover pressure set point to generate a crossover pressure error;
executing a control action to drive the monitored crossover pressure to the crossover pressure set point, using the crossover pressure error;
in response to determining that the monitored crossover pressure has reached the set point, setting the crossover pressure error to zero; and
maintaining the crossover pressure error at zero while the monitored crossover pressure is within the deadband range.

US Pat. No. 10,458,441

ROTARY PISTON ACTUATOR ANTI-ROTATION CONFIGURATIONS

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,424

CENTRIFUGAL FAN

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. A centrifugal fan comprising:an impeller having a plurality of pins extending in an axial direction;
a rotor yoke formed with a plurality of through-holes through which the pins penetrate, the rotor yoke being joined to the impeller as the pins penetrate through the through-holes; and
a circuit board arranged in a state having a gap with respect to the rotor yoke,
wherein
an end of each of the pins protrudes from the rotor yoke to a side of the circuit board,
the plurality of pins are arranged with uneven pitch in a circumferential direction of the impeller, and
an outer edge of the circuit board extends outside of the pins in a radial direction of the centrifugal fan.

US Pat. No. 10,458,421

COOLING FAN ILLUMINATED WITH ADDRESSABLE LEDS

1. A cooling fan for use in a host electronic device having a fan controller, the cooling fan comprising:a frame having a central cavity;
an impeller positioned within the central cavity and driven by an electric motor; and
a plurality of LEDs positioned around a periphery of the central cavity for illuminating the impeller, the LEDs individually-addressable by a fan controller, the fan controller driving time-variable individually-addressable illumination of each of the LEDs based on a digital signal generated by a host electronic device central processing unit and transmitted to the fan controller to control fan illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,458,391

SINGLE-FRAME IMPELLER OF WIND TURBINE GENERATOR SET

Zhang, Xiaoxin, Zhangjia...

1. A single-frame impeller of a wind turbine generator set, the single-frame impeller comprising:a generator with a main shaft horizontally arranged;
a wind wheel frame;
blades;
a supporting base;
oblique supporting rods; and
a blade adjusting device, wherein: the blade adjusting device comprises a blade adjusting chamber (5), a motor (22) and an adjusting mechanism; the blade adjusting chamber (5) is of a horizontal cylinder, a rear end of the blade adjusting chamber (5) is fixedly connected with a front portion of the supporting base (6), and the blade adjusting chamber (5) and the supporting base (6) are assembled at a front end of a generator main shaft; the supporting base (6) and the wind wheel frame (1) are connected with each other through the oblique supporting rods (4), the blade adjusting chamber (5) is disposed at a center of the wind wheel frame (1), and the oblique supporting rods (4) are uniformly distributed around the supporting base (6); the motor (22) and the adjusting mechanism are assembled inside the blade adjusting chamber (5), and the adjusting mechanism is connected to the motor and is powered by the motor; the blades (2) are fixedly installed on blade shafts (9) of the blades (2), an outer side end of each blade shaft (9) is assembled on the wind wheel frame (1), an inner side end of each blade shaft (9) stretches into a cylindrical side wall of the blade adjusting chamber (5), the blade shafts (9) are matched with the cylindrical side wall of the blade adjusting chamber (5); the blades (2) are uniformly distributed around the blade adjusting chamber; and
the adjusting mechanism for adjusting an angle of each blade comprises a push-pull transmission mechanism, an adjusting frame (19), rotating arms (20) and connecting rods (21); the push-pull transmission mechanism comprises a swinging arm (16), a positioning shaft (15), a main drive arm (17) and a push-pull rod (18); the adjusting frame (19) is assembled onto the side wall of the blade adjusting chamber; the rotating arms (20) are vertically fixed on end portions of the blade shafts (9) disposed in the blade adjusting chamber, a second end of each rotating arm (20) is hinged with a respective connecting rod (21), and a second end of each connecting rod (21) is hinged with the adjusting frame (19); fixed seats (14) are correspondingly arranged on inner walls of a front end plate and a rear end plate of the blade adjusting chamber (5), the positioning shaft (15) vertically penetrates through a middle portion of the adjusting frame (19), and ends of the positioning shaft (15) are installed on the respective fixed seats (14); one end of the swinging arm (16) is vertically fixed at a middle portion of the positioning shaft (15), the other end of the swinging arm (16) is hinged with the main drive arm (17), and the main drive arm (17) is connected with the motor; and two ends of the push-pull rod (18) are respectively hinged onto a middle portion of the swinging arm (16) and the adjusting frame (19).

US Pat. No. 10,458,371

EGR COOLER

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An EGR cooler comprising:a housing having coolant inlet and outlet, through which coolant flows into and out of the housing, and having gas inlet and outlet through which exhaust gas flows into and out of the housing;
a plurality of first tubes provided in the housing while one end of each of the first tubes communicates with the gas inlet and the other end thereof communicates with one end of a connection passage;
a plurality of second tubes provided in the housing while one end of each of the second tubes communicates with the gas outlet and the other end thereof communicates with the other end of the connection passage;
a plurality of first cooling fins inserted into each of the first tubes; and
a plurality of second cooling fins inserted into each of the second tubes,
wherein the gas inlet has a larger cross-sectional area than the gas outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,458,368

EGR SYSTEM WITH PARTICLE FILTER FOR A GASOLINE ENGINE

TENNECO GMBH, Edenkoben ...

26. An exhaust gas system for a gasoline engine comprising:an exhaust gas pipe connected to an outlet manifold of the gasoline engine to lead exhaust gas to a main exhaust 3-way catalyst, with an inlet pipe connectible to an inlet manifold of a gasoline engine;
a main exhaust 3-way catalyst and a turbine provided within the exhaust gas pipe;
at least one compressor provided in the inlet pipe;
at least one of:
A) at least one first exhaust gas recirculation pipe branching off from the exhaust gas pipe upstream of the turbine and ending in the inlet pipe downstream of the compressor;
at least one first particle filter positioned within the first exhaust gas recirculation pipe; and
B) at least a second exhaust gas recirculation pipe branching off from the exhaust gas pipe downstream of the turbine and ending in the inlet pipe upstream of the compressor and including at least one second particle filter positioned within one or more of
i) the second exhaust gas recirculation pipe; and
ii) the exhaust gas pipe upstream of the second exhaust gas recirculation pipe;
wherein at least one of the at least one first and at least one second particle filters has a coating with catalytic effect, converting CO, HC and NOx, for continuously cleaning the recirculated gas to achieve a minimal contamination of components in an intake system;
wherein at least one third particle filter is provided, that is free of a coating with catalytic effect, converting one or more of i) CO, ii) HC and iii) NOx and is positioned downstream of the main catalyst and optionally a further exhaust catalyst is positioned within the first exhaust gas recirculation pipe upstream of the respective particle filter.

US Pat. No. 10,458,362

TURBOJET NACELLE PROVIDED WITH A THRUST REVERSER, INCLUDING CUT-OUTS TO AVOID THE MOVABLE SLAT OF AN AIRCRAFT WING

1. A nacelle for bypass turbojet engine comprising a thrust reverser, the thrust reverser comprising a movable cowl moving backwards from a closed position where a thrust is not reversed to an open position so as to uncover cascades reversing a direction of a cold air flow which is diverted from a secondary air annular flow path, the movable cowl including a radially outer part disposed in proximity to a leading edge of a wing of an aircraft,wherein the movable cowl includes on the radially outer part at least one cut-out configured to receive, without physical contact, a movable slat of the leading edge of the wing of the aircraft, and a closure panel for closing the at least one cut-out, the closure panel comprising a fixed part which is at least partially covered by an upstream portion of the movable cowl when the movable cowl is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,338

AERODERIVATIVE JET ENGINE ACCESSORY STARTER RELOCATION TO MAIN SHAFT—DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO HPC SHAFT

General Electric Company,...

1. A gas turbine starting system, comprising:a shaft coupling a high pressure compressor and a turbine;
an annular housing extending circumferentially around the shaft, wherein the annular housing defines a compartment, and wherein the annular housing is located axially between the high pressure compressor and a low pressure compressor;
a flange extending radially outward from the annular housing for mounting the annular housing to a stationary wall;
an electric starter motor including a rotor and a stator, the rotor and stator positioned in the compartment; and
a collar rotatably coupled to the annular housing and selectively coupled to the electric starter motor such that the rotor and stator of the electric starter motor is positioned axially between the collar and the flange; the collar comprising a radially inner surface comprising a plurality of splines for engaging the shaft;
wherein the electric starter motor, when activated, rotates the collar, which rotates the shaft to start a gas turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,328

WELDED COMBUSTION PRESSURE SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

CITIZEN FINEDEVICE CO., L...

1. A combustion pressure sensor comprising:a case member having an outer surface, an inner surface and a first joint surface on a side of a tip end and having an opening portion;
a pressure reception member on which a combustion pressure acts, the pressure reception member having a main surface, a depending flange extending from the main surface, the depending flange having an inner surface, an outer surface and a second joint surface;
a welding portion in which the first joint surface and the second joint surface are joined to each other;
a piezoelectric element which is stored in the case member and converts a pressing force based on the combustion pressure transmitted from the pressure reception member into a signal;
a clearance portion provided so as to form a gap between the first joint surface and the second joint surface; and
a projection extending from the first joint surface, the projection having a proximal end connected to the case member and a distal end spaced from the proximal end, an outer surface of the projection forming a bottom of the clearance portion and contacting the inner surface of the flange, the outer surface of the projection having a constant diameter,
wherein the welding portion is wider than the clearance portion so as to contact a top surface and side surfaces of the clearance portion, and
wherein the clearance portion is located between the welding portion and the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,327

FUEL INJECTION STRATEGIES IN OPPOSED-PISTON ENGINES WITH MULTIPLE FUEL INJECTORS

ACHATES POWER, INC., San...

1. A fuel injection means for injecting fuel into a cylinder of an opposed-piston engine, including:two fuel injectors disposed for direct side injection of fuel into a combustion chamber defined between end surfaces of a pair of opposed pistons as the pair of opposed pistons approach top dead center locations in the cylinder;
engine control means responsive to engine operating conditions for generating output control signals; and,
an injector driver responsive to the output control signals for generating first fuel injector actuation signals operative to cause a first fuel injector of the two fuel injectors to emit a first split injection including a pilot injection followed by a main injection and second fuel injector actuation signals operative to cause a second fuel injector of the two fuel injectors to emit a second split injection including a pilot injection followed by a main injection independently of the first fuel injector;
wherein the first fuel injector actuation signals are constrained by a minimum time interval occurring between successive first fuel injector actuation signals;
wherein the second fuel injector actuation signals are constrained by the minimum time interval occurring between successive second fuel injector actuation signals;
wherein the fuel injector actuation signals impose a time interval separating each pilot injection from its following main injection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,293

METERING PLATE FOR REDUCTION IN DISCHARGE COEFFICIENT VARIATION BETWEEN GASEOUS FUEL INJECTORS

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A metering plate for a poppet-style valve, the metering plate comprising:a fluid-directing body, the fluid-directing body defining a first surface and at least one peripheral surface substantially perpendicular to the first surface; and
at least one peripheral edge structure located proximal to the first surface, the at least one peripheral edge structure extending between the first surface and the at least one peripheral surface;
wherein each of the at least one peripheral edge structure includes a transition surface, the transition surface extending at least a portion of the at least one peripheral edge structure between the first surface and the at least one peripheral surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,288

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A variable valve timing apparatus for an internal combustion engine, comprising:an actuator that activates a variable valve timing mechanism that varies a valve characteristic of an engine valve;
a detection sensor configured to detect a driving position of the actuator;
a control circuit configured to drive-control the actuator within a driving range thereof on the basis of the driving position detected by the detection sensor, and when a first predetermined execution condition or second predetermined execution condition is established, executes one of a first initialization process and a second initialization process that matches the driving position of the actuator detected by the detection sensor with an actual driving position of the actuator; and
wherein the control circuit is further configured to determine whether or not an abnormality is present in the driving position detected by the detection sensor, and stores an abnormality history after determining that the abnormality is present,
wherein the control circuit is configured to execute the first initialization process when the abnormality history is stored, in which the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to one end of the driving range is set at a first initial value, the actuator is then driven to an opposite end of the driving range, and the control circuit compensates for an offset amount from an appropriate value of the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to the opposite end of the driving range,
wherein the control circuit is configured to execute the second initialization process when the abnormality history is not stored and when an amount of increase in acceleration required of the internal combustion engine equals or exceeds a positive predetermined value, the amount of increase in acceleration being based on a positive amount of increase in a throttle opening, such that a current and variable driving position detected by the detection sensor is set at a second initial value of the driving position, the actuator is then driven to the one end of the driving range, and the control circuit compensates for the offset amount from the appropriate value of the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to the one end of the driving range,
wherein the control circuit is configured to increase a driving speed of the actuator to a first speed during the second initialization process that is higher than a driving speed during the first initialization process, when the actuator is driven towards the opposite end of the driving range, and
wherein the control circuit is further configured to subsequently reduce the driving speed of the actuator to a second speed when the actuator is driven towards the opposite end of the driving range and the driving position of the actuator detected by the detection sensor is closer to the opposite end of the driving range than a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,279

OIL SUPPLY DEVICE FOR AN EPICYCLIC REDUCTION GEAR SET

SAFRAN TRANSMISSION SYSTE...

1. A bowl for supplying oil to at least two oil distribution circuits connected to a planet pinion carrier of an epicyclic reduction gear train, said planet pinion carrier rotating and the oil coming from a fixed means for oil ejection, said bowl being configured to be integral with said planet pinion carrier and having an approximately cylindrical shape, being open radially inwards relative to an axis, wherein it is divided into a circumferential succession of separate cups each arranged to communicate with one of said oil distribution circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,458,269

CONTROLLABLE MULTI-SPOOL GAS TURBINE PLANT WITH INDEPENDENT GENERATOR SPEED CONTROL AND HOLLOW TURBINE-COMPRESSOR SEPARATOR

AURELIA TURBINES OY, Lap...

1. A controllable multi-spool gas turbine plant for generating an electric power provided to a load located outside of the plant, the plant comprising:at least three spools, at least three shafts, at least three compressors, and at least three turbines, wherein
each of the at least three spools comprises a respective shaft of the at least three shafts, a respective compressor of the at least three compressors, and a respective turbine of the at least three turbines, and has the compressor and the turbine mounted on the shaft,
during operation of the plant, one of the at least three compressors, operating at a highest pressure among other compressors of the at least three compressors, is defined as a highest pressure compressor,
another one of the at least three compressors, operating at a lowest pressure among other compressors of the at least three compressors, is defined as a lowest pressure compressor,
one of the at least three turbines, operating at a further highest pressure among other turbines of the at least three turbines, is defined as a highest pressure turbine,
another one of the at least three turbines, operating at a lowest pressure among other turbines of the at least three turbines, is defined as a lowest pressure turbine; and
the highest pressure compressor and the highest pressure turbine are mounted on one of the at least three shafts, and the lowest pressure compressor is mounted on another one of the at least three shafts; and
the at least three spools are in a fluid communication with each other, wherein each of the at least three turbines, other than the highest pressure turbine, is configured to receive a gas at a higher pressure from an immediately preceding upstream turbine of the at least three turbines, and each of the at least three compressors, other than the lowest pressure compressor, is configured to receive an air at lower pressure for further compressing from an immediately preceding compressor of the at least three compressors;
wherein at least one compressor of the at least three compressors and at least one turbine of the at least three turbines mounted on at least one shaft of the at least three shafts are separated only by a planar element arranged between the at least one compressor and the at least one turbine, wherein a plane defined by the planar element is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the at least one shaft, and the planar element is a partially hollow planar element arranged such that a corresponding air can flow inside the partially hollow planar element providing cooling for the partially hollow planar element;
one or more combustors having at least one combustor configured to combust or react a mixture of a fuel with a compressed air from the highest pressure compressor and to provide a compressed gas with an elevated temperature to the highest pressure turbine to be expanded in the highest pressure turbine to produce a mechanical power to rotate the highest pressure compressor and a corresponding electrical generator of at least three electrical generators, the corresponding electrical generator driven by a corresponding spool of the at least three spools;
wherein the at least three electrical generators are configured to generate the electric power, each electrical generator being mechanically directly coupled to a corresponding shaft of the at least three shafts to be rotatably driven, wherein at least 60 percent of a total output power provided to the load is the electric power, generated by the at least three generators; and
a controller, configured to efficiently control operations of the at least three spools and electrical outputs of the at least three generators for controlling the electric power provided to the load located outside of the plant, wherein the controlling comprises a substantially independent individual control of each of the at least three generators including at least a rotational speed control of each of the at least three generators.

US Pat. No. 10,458,250

BUILD-UP STRATEGY FOR A CROWN BASE OF A TURBINE BLADE, AND TURBINE BLADE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for material deposition onto a surface, in which a free-standing wall or a top-open cavity is created, wherein either a first complete weld layer is created on the surface by means of welding tracks, wherein all the welding tracks are applied parallel to a longitudinal line, wherein the longitudinal line being oriented longitudinally to the surface, and then after a further complete weld layer is created on the surface, wherein for the further complete weld layer all the welding tracks extend parallel to a transverse line, wherein the transverse line extends parallel to the longitudinal line, at an angle of 80° to 100°, or a first complete weld layer is created on the surface by means of welding tracks, wherein all the welding tracks are applied parallel to a transverse line, wherein the transverse line is oriented transversely to a longitudinal line of the surface, and then after the further complete weld layer is created on the surface, wherein for the further complete weld layer all the welding tracks extend parallel to a longitudinal line, wherein the longitudinal line extends transversely to the transverse line, at an angle of 80° to 100°, and wherein the longitudinal line is preferably oriented longitudinally to the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,219

DOWNHOLE STIMULATION SYSTEM

Welltec Oilfield Solution...

1. A downhole stimulation system for stimulating production of fluid from a well having a top, comprising:a well tubular structure arranged in a borehole in a formation and having an inside and an inner diameter,
a first annular barrier and a second annular barrier for isolating a production zone, the first annular barrier being arranged closest to the top of the well, each annular barrier comprising:
a tubular metal part for mounting as part of the well tubular structure, the tubular metal part having an outer face,
an expandable sleeve surrounding the tubular metal part and having an inner face facing the tubular metal part and an outer face facing a wall of the borehole, each end of the expandable sleeve being connected with the tubular metal part,
an annular space between the inner face of the expandable sleeve and the tubular metal part, and
an aperture arranged in the tubular metal part for letting fluid into the space, the aperture having a predetermined aperture size,
a sliding sleeve having at least one profile and being arranged between two annular barriers and having a closed position and an open position in which an opening in the well tubular structure provides fluid communication between the inside of the well tubular structure and the production zone, the profile of the sliding sleeve being positioned at a first distance from the aperture of the annular space, the opening having a predetermined opening size,
a downhole tool for bringing the sliding sleeve from the closed position to the open position, comprising:
a tool body, and
an inflatable device adapted to be inflated in the well tubular structure to divide the well tubular structure into a first part and a second part, and
at least one key engaging the profile so that when the inflatable device has been inflated and the first part of the well tubular structure has been pressurised, the tool is moved downstream and the key drags in the profile, forcing the sliding sleeve from the closed position to the open position, the inflatable device being arranged downstream of the aperture of the second annular barrier so that the annular space of the second annular barrier is in fluid communication with the first part of the well tubular structure when the inflatable device is inflated to equalize the pressure between the production zone and the annular space of the second annular barrier,
wherein the downhole stimulation system further comprises a pump adapted to provide pressurised fluid down the well tubular structure and into the opening in order to fracture the formation and stimulate the well, the pressurised fluid being supplied with proppants and the proppants having a size which is smaller than that of the opening and larger than each one of the apertures to allow the proppants to enter the opening and to prevent the proppants from entering the aperture of each said annular barrier, and
wherein the downhole stimulation system further comprises a displacement means for displacing the proppants downwards in the well, out through the opening and into the fracture.

US Pat. No. 10,458,199

SEALING AN UNDESIRABLE FORMATION ZONE IN THE WALL OF A WELLBORE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method comprising:initiating an explosion in a first container carrying an explosive, the first container positioned inside a well formed in a formation, the explosion expanding gas in the first container, wherein an expansion of hot gas flows toward a second container fluidically connected to the first container, the second container carrying formation plugging fluid configured to prevent fluid flow through the formation; and
using the expansion of hot gas:
flowing the formation plugging fluid out of the second container into a balloon attached to an outer surface of the second container,
inflating the balloon, wherein at least a portion of the formation plugging fluid is entrapped between an inner wall of the portion of the well and the balloon, and
sealing the portion of the well by melting the inflated balloon.

US Pat. No. 10,458,193

DEVICE FOR SUSPENDING A TUBULAR FROM A FLOATING VESSEL

MHWIRTH AS, Kristiansand...

1. A device for suspending a tubular from a floating vessel, the device comprising:a first element configured to carry the tubular;
a second element configured to be supported by the floating vessel; and
at least one compression element which forms a connection between the first element and the second element,
wherein,
the at least one compression element is configured to be pre-tensioned in an end stroke position so that, when the at least one compression element is subjected to a force from the tubular which is below a pre-defined threshold force, the connection formed by the at least one compression element between the first element and the second element is always a rigid connection, and
when the at least one compression element is subject to a force from the tubular which is higher than the pre-defined threshold force, the connection formed by the at least one compression element between the first element and the second element is a compressible connection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,180

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

BARRETTE OUTDOOR LIVING, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,174

DOOR CLOSING SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,169

DAMPER DEVICE

PIOLAX, INC., Yokohama-S...

1. A damper device provided between a fixed body having an opening portion and an openable and closable body mounted on the opening portion of the fixed body so as to be opened and closed and configured to apply a braking force to the openable and closable body when the openable and closable body is opened and closed relative to the opening portion, the damper device having:an elastic resin member mounted on a projecting portion provided on the openable and closable body; and a receiving recess portion provided on the fixed body to receive the elastic resin member movably,
wherein the elastic resin member includes:
a base portion having a fitting portion in which the projecting portion fits;
a pair of arm portions extending from an outer circumference of the base portion and capable of deforming elastically;
a bridge portion coupling together distal end portions of the pair of arm portions directly or via the base portion and configured to deform elastically as the pair of arm portions deforms elastically; and
a stopper configured to be brought into abutment with the receiving recess portion to restrict the openable and closable body from opening when the openable and closable body opens,
wherein the base portion, the pair of arm portions, the bridge portion and the stopper are formed integrally, and
wherein the receiving recess portion includes: an introducing portion configured to come into abutment with the pair of arm portions to bend the pair of arm portions diametrically towards each other; and a restricting portion configured to come into abutment with the stopper to restrict the openable and closable body from opening, the introducing portion and the restricting portion so functioning when the openable and closable body opens to cause the elastic resin member to move.

US Pat. No. 10,458,122

PAPERBEAD FOR PROTECTING DRYWALL CORNERS

Bailey Metal Products Lim...

1. An improved paperbead for use in protecting exposed drywall surface having a non-planar surface contour in an edge region adjacent drywall edges of the drywall surface, the paperbead comprising an elongated core having an inner and an outer surface, an elongated paper strip having an inner surface and an outer surface, a thickness of between 6 and 7 mils, a weight of between 110 and 125 grams/square meter (gsm) and a porosity of 30 to 130 Gurley sec., the inner surface of the paper strip being roughened and being bonded to the outer surface of the core, the paper strip being of a width greater than the width of the core such that at least one edge of the paper strip extends laterally beyond the edge of the core to form a wing on at least one edge of the paperbead, the outer portion of the thickness of the paper strip being impregnated with a strengthening compound in an amount of between 3.5% and 13% of the total weight of the paper strip.

US Pat. No. 10,458,099

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

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,075

BASE FOR TURF SYSTEM WITH VERTICAL SUPPORT EXTENSIONS AT PANEL EDGES

Brock USA, LLC, Boulder,...

1. A turf underlayment layer for supporting an artificial turf assembly, the turf underlayment layer comprising a plurality of panels assembled together, each panel including a top side, a bottom side, and edges extending substantially vertically from the top side to the bottom side, the edges having one or more drainage projections spacing abutting panel edges apart to form a drainage path therebetween, the drainage projections being compressible to absorb relative movement of abutting panels, at least one of the panel edges including at least one vertical support extension having an upper surface that is coplanar with the top side of the panel and defines a deviation between linear segments of the drainage path between adjacent panels, the upper surface configured to support the artificial turf assembly overlying the turf underlayment layer, and the panel edges having one or more complementary indentations corresponding to vertical support extensions of the adjacent panels wherein the vertical support extensions are received in the corresponding indentations and permit relative panel movement parallel to and perpendicular to the drainage paths.

US Pat. No. 10,458,056

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,053

MICROSTRUCTURED HIGH FRICTION SURFACE FOR HIGH FRICTION TO FABRIC, YARN, AND FIBERS

Hoowaki, LLC, Greenville...

1. A contact surface on a first article for manipulating a second article comprising:a microstructure arrangement included on the contact surface having a plurality of pillars spaced apart between 200 ?m and 600 ?m, having a height and width in a range of 90 ?m and 110 ?m and forming a generally square cross section so that said pillars are rigid to resist flexing and bending when contacting an article surface, a wall draft angle between 0° and 15°, a density of between 5,000 to 20,000 pillars per square inch, and a friction rating greater than 7 in relation to the contact surface and an article surface; and,
a static co-efficient of friction in the range of 0.78 to 3.56 and a dynamic coefficient of friction in the range of 0.74 to 4.08 as determined by friction test ASTM 1894.

US Pat. No. 10,458,050

METHODS FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING TEXTILE INTEGRATED CONDUCTIVE YARNS

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE) Un...

1. A textile fabric comprising a plurality of electrically conductive yarn threads woven in a weft direction and comprising a first electrically conductive thread, the fabric further comprising a plurality of electrically conductive yarn threads woven in a warp direction and comprising a second electrically conductive thread, the first electrically conductive thread and the second electrically conductive thread crossing at a first crossover point, the fabric further comprising an electrical connector establishing an electrical connection between the first electrically conductive thread and the second electrically conductive thread, wherein the electrical connector comprises a first contact pad in direct electrical contact with the first electrically conductive thread and not the second electrically conductive thread, a second contact pad in direct electrical contact with the second electrically conductive thread and not the first electrically conductive thread, and a first stretchable electrical interconnection connecting the first contact pad with the second contact pad.

US Pat. No. 10,458,022

OPTIMIZED PROCESS CONTROL IN THE ANTI-CORROSIVE METAL PRETREATMENT BASED ON FLUORIDE-CONTAINING BATHS

1. A method for anti-corrosive treatment of metallic surfaces, in a serial operation, comprising steps of:a. contacting in a serial operation a plurality of metallic surfaces of components comprising zinc and/or iron with a passivating aqueous pretreatment solution located in a system tank at a temperature of less than 50° C., the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution comprising one or more water-soluble compounds of the elements zirconium and/or titanium and one or more water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions, for a time such that a layer coating of 0.1 mmol/m2 to 0.7 mmol/m2, based on the elements zirconium and/or titanium, results on the metallic surfaces of zinc and/or iron; and,
b. during the anti-corrosive treatment, discarding a portion of the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution of the system tank and replacing said portion with, in sum, at least equal parts by volume of one or more replenishment solutions by addition into the system tank such that concentration of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in total in the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution in the form of water-soluble compounds is maintained at 0.05 mmol/L to less than 0.8 mmol/L, and a molar ratio of a total amount of fluorine in the form of water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions to a total amount of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in the form of water-soluble compounds in an added total volume of replenishment solutions is less than the same molar ratio in the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution, but no less than 4.5, and a discarded amount of passivating aqueous pretreatment solution in liters per serially treated square meter of metallic surfaces of zinc and iron exhibits at least a value according to Formula I:

where
VW: discarded amount of pretreatment solution in L/m2;
CBMe: concentration of zirconium and/or titanium in the pretreatment solution in mmol/L;
ZE: molar ratio of the total amount of fluorine in the form of water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions to the total amount of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in the form of water-soluble compounds in the added total volume of replenishment solutions, with the proviso that the following applies:

US Pat. No. 10,458,003

COPPER ALLOY AND COPPER ALLOY FORMING MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A copper alloy, consisting of:Mg, oxygen and a balance of Cu and unavoidable impurities,
wherein a Mg content is in a range of 3.3% by atom to 6.9% by atom,
an oxygen content is in a range of 0.01 ppm by atom to 500 ppm by atom,
the copper alloy has a measured value of an electrical conductivity ? (% IACS) that does not exceed a calculated value of an electrical conductivity in % IACS expressed by a formulaic expression {1.7241/(?0.0347×X2+0.6569×X +1.7)}×100, wherein X is the Mg content in % by atom in the copper alloy, and
the copper alloy is a Cu—Mg solid solution alloy supersaturated with Mg.

US Pat. No. 10,457,945

UNA OLIGOMERS FOR THERAPEUTICS WITH PROLONGED STABILITY

ARCTURUS THERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. A ribonucleotide oligomer comprising one or more 2?-3?-seco-nucleomonomers and one or more natural or non-natural nucleotide monomers, wherein the oligomer is a duplex having a ribonucleotide sense strand and ribonucleotide antisense strand, wherein one or more of the 2?-3?-seco-nucleomonomers are in the antisense strand in positions 1-8 counted from the 5? end, and wherein the 2?-3?-seco-nucleomonomers are monomer D
wherein Base is a nucleobase.

US Pat. No. 10,457,932

METHODS FOR IN VITRO RIBOSOME SYNTHESIS AND EVOLUTION

Northwestern University, ...

1. A method of identifying an engineered or modified E. coli ribosome having functional activity under a defined condition, comprising:(a) performing an integrated ribosome synthesis assembly and translation (iSAT) reaction with a library of mutated rRNA templates and a ribosome display reporter template; and
(b) partitioning a subpopulation of rRNAs in assembled mutated ribosomes having translational activity under the defined condition from a remainder population of mutated rRNAs present in the iSAT reaction; and
(c) enriching the partitioned subpopulation of rRNAs in assembled mutated ribosomes having translational activity to identify the engineered E. coli ribosome having functional activity under the defined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,457,882

METHODS OF PRODUCING SOLID FUEL USING LOW ASH, LOW SULFUR COAL REPLACEMENT FROM FAST PYROLYSIS OF BIOMASS

Iowa State University Res...

1. A method of producing a solid fuel, said method comprising:providing a bio-oil;
subjecting the bio-oil to an extraction procedure with an aqueous solution to produce a concentrated pyrolytic sugar-containing extract and a water insoluble raffinate comprising a lignin-derived phenolic oil; and
thermally curing the phenolic oil to form a carbonaceous solid.

US Pat. No. 10,457,859

PROPPANT FOR USE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TO STIMULATE A WELL

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RE...

1. A method of hydraulic fracturing of a subterranean formation having a well bore, comprising:injecting into said well bore a slurry containing a first proppant at sufficiently high rates and pressures to fracture said subterranean formation to accept said slurry, wherein said first proppant comprises coal combustion fly ash particles that have been hydraulically classified to have a mean particle size (d50) of between 45 ?m and 150 ?m and a size distribution defined by a (d98)?250 ?m and (d10)=5 ?m, a sphericity of greater than 0.8, a roundness greater than 0.8, and further wherein the first proppant has a void volume of greater than 45% and a density in the range of 1.97 to 2.4 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 10,457,831

OXIDATIVELY CURABLE COATING COMPOSITION

CATEXEL LIMITED, Longdon...

1. A formulation comprising an oxidatively curable alkyd-based resin and a complex, said complex comprising a manganese or iron ion and a chelant of the formula (I):
wherein:
each of —R1, —R2, —R3 and —R4 independently represents —H, —C1-24alkyl, —C6-10aryl or a group comprising a heteroatom capable of coordinating to a metal ion;
Q represents methylene or ethylene, in which one or more hydrogen atoms may be optionally independently replaced with a C1-24 alkyl group or a C6-10 aryl; and
Q? represents ethylene or n-propylene, in which one or more hydrogen atoms may be optionally independently replaced with a C1-24 alkyl group or a C6-10 aryl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,803

ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS HAVING GRADIENT POLYMER ALLOYS

Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc....

1. An orthopedic implant comprising:a water swellable IPN or semi-IPN member having a bearing surface and an attachment zone, the water swellable IPN or semi-IPN member comprising a hydrophobic thermoset or thermoplastic polymer first network and an ionic polymer second network configured to exhibit a compositional gradient between the bearing surface and the attachment zone, wherein the hydrophobic thermoset or thermoplastic polymer is a phase-separated polymer comprising first domains of hard segments and second domains of soft segments and wherein the attachment zone is configured to attach to bone and comprises the hydrophobic first network and not the ionic polymer second network.

US Pat. No. 10,457,679

IMIDAZO[4,5-C]QUINOLIN-2-ONE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING CANCER

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where:
R1 is methyl;
R2 is hydro or methyl; or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an azetidinyl, pyrrolidinyl or piperidinyl ring;
R3 is hydro or fluoro;
R4 is hydro or methyl; and
R5 is hydro or fluoro.