US Pat. No. 10,459,041

MAGNETIC DETECTION SYSTEM WITH HIGHLY INTEGRATED DIAMOND NITROGEN VACANCY SENSOR

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A system for magnetic detection, comprising:a housing comprising:
a top plate;
a bottom plate;
at least one side plate; and
a main plate provided between the side plate and the bottom plate;
a magneto-optical defect center material comprising at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light,
a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material;
an optical excitation system configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; and
an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material based on the excitation light and the RF excitation,
wherein the top plate, the bottom plate, the at least one side plate and a portion of the main plate form an enclosure that contains the magneto-optical defect center material, the RF exciter system, the optical excitation system, and the optical detector, and
wherein the magneto-optical defect center material, the RF exciter system, the optical excitation system, and the optical detector are mounted to the main plate and capable of being unattached and remounted to the main plate to change at least one of a location or an angle of incidence of the excitation light on the magneto-optical defect center material.

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. 10,459,012

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

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,988

BIOTINYLATED LUMINESCENT PROBE

MUSC Foundation for Resea...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,961

GAS CHROMATOGRAPH

Shimadzu Corporation, Ky...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,938

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OF FLOOR CONDITIONS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,935

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING THERMAL MELT ANALYSES AND AMPLIFICATIONS

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,913

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. 10,458,861

NON-CONTACT TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT BY DUAL-WAVELENGTH SHIFT IN BREWSTER'S ANGLE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A temperature monitoring system, comprising:a housing and a window defining an interior volume;
two or more light sources placed to project two or more light beams along substantially the same optical path and disposed in the interior volume, beneath the window, wherein a first light source of the two or more light sources has a first wavelength and a second light source of the two or more light sources has a second wavelength;
a camera disposed opposite the two or more light sources, wherein the camera is positioned to capture a plurality of frames of the two or more light beams from the two or more light sources, and the camera is coupled to a controller that determines a temperature of a substrate based on the wavelengths of the two or more light beams captured by the camera; and
a polarizer disposed in an optical path of the two or more light beams.

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. 10,458,823

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEALTH MONITORING AND EARLY WARNING FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Fifth Electronics Researc...

1. A system for health monitoring and early warning for an electronic device, comprising:a sensor arranged in the electronic device; and
an embedded control device coupled to the sensor,
wherein sensor is configured to monitor a physical parameter of a circuit board of a host electronic system of the electronic device to acquire sensor data, and transmit acquired sensor data to the embedded control device, the sensor data including at least one of current data, vibration data, temperature data and voltage data,
wherein the embedded control device is configured to extract a feature from the sensor data to acquire a feature data, and perform real-time analysis and prediction based on the feature data to obtain and display a prediction result; and
wherein the embedded control device further performs real-time analysis and prediction based on the feature data to obtain the prediction result comprises:
filtering the feature data with Kalman filter to obtain filtered data, as follows:
xk?=Axk?1,
Pk?=APk?1AT+Q,
Kk=Pk?CT(CPk?CT+R)?1,
xk=xk?+Kk(yk?Cxk?),
Pk=Pk??KkCPk?,
where k=1, 2, . . . , N, N is a number of the feature data, P0 and x0 are known, A and C are preset matrixes, AT and CT are transposed matrixes of A and C respectively, Q and R are variances of irrelative process noise and irrelevant measurement noise respectively, yk is the feature data, and xk is the filtered data; and
performing Kalman prediction based on the filtered data to obtain the prediction result, as follow:
xN+k|N=AxN+k?1|N, k=1,2, . . . , p
where xN+1|N=AxN, xN is the filtered data, xN+k|N represents a prediction result at a k-th step, N is the number of feature data, and p is a number of prediction steps.

US Pat. No. 10,458,820

POSITION SENSOR MOUNTS FOR A DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR FLUID CONTROL VALVES

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A position sensor mount for a diagnostic system for fluid control valves, comprising:a base having a mount for coupling to a position sensor and a first clamp jaw;
a toggle clamp fixedly attached to the base, the toggle clamp having a main body coupled to the mount and a second clamp jaw that opposes the first clamp jaw and is pivotably coupled to the main body, wherein the toggle clamp automatically adjusts to provide a fixed clamping force at different distances between the first clamp jaw and the second clamp jaw; and
an engagement assembly carried by the second jaw, wherein the engagement assembly includes at least a first clamp pad having a distal end that directly faces the first clamp jaw and swivels relative to the second clamp jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,458,725

HEAT EXCHANGER WITH JOINTED FRAME

Dana Canada Corporation, ...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a plurality of stacked heat exchanger plates;
a plurality of frame members, wherein one frame member of the plurality of frame members is interposed between adjacent ones of the plurality of stacked heat exchanger plates such that the one frame member interposed between adjacent heat exchanger plates, spaces apart the adjacent heat exchanger plates, the plurality of frame members and the plurality of stacked heat exchanger plates together defining fluid channels therebetween;
corresponding pairs of openings formed in each of said heat exchanger plates, the corresponding pairs of openings in adjacent plates aligning so as to define respective inlet and outlet manifolds for inletting and discharging a first and a second fluid through corresponding ones of said fluid channels in said heat exchanger;
wherein each heat exchanger plate defines a perimeter, and each one of said plurality of frame members comprises:
a first frame portion; and
a second frame portion;
wherein the first frame portion and the second frame portion are identical, separate, unitary members disposed in mating relationship such that one of the first frame portion and the second frame portion is rotated 180 degrees with respect to the other one of the first frame portion and the second frame portion about an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the one frame member of the plurality of frame members, the first frame portion and the second frame portion being cooperatively configured and disposed between adjacent heat exchanger plates such that the mating of the first and second frame portions is with effect that a first sealing member is disposed about the perimeter of each heat exchanger plate for sealingly joining the adjacent heat exchanger plates together at their perimeters defining the fluid channels therebetween, and a second sealing member is disposed within the perimeter of the heat exchanger plate fluidly isolating each opening in one of the corresponding pairs of openings from the fluid channel defined by the first sealing member and the heat exchanger plates, the other pair of corresponding openings remaining in fluid communication with the fluid channel; and
wherein:
the first frame portion and the second frame portion are each defined by a length of material selected from the group consisting of: wire, rod and bar, the length of material being bent to form a portion of the first sealing member and a portion of the second sealing member such that each first frame portion and each second frame portion has two free ends forming two separate joints;
the length of material has a substantially constant cross-sectional shape, such that a cross-sectional shape of an entirety of the first and second sealing members and a cross-sectional shape of an entirety of the first frame portion and the second frame portion, is constant throughout; and
the mating disposition of the first frame portion and the second frame portion is with effect that a pair of first joints is disposed in the first sealing member such that a first joint is disposed between the first frame portion and the second frame portion at each junction of the first frame portion and the second frame portion, each one of the plurality of frame members further defining a pair of second joints, such that a second joint is disposed at respective junctions between the second sealing member and the first sealing member.

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. 10,458,674

DECORATIVE PANEL AND AIR-CONDITIONER INDOOR UNIT PROVIDED WITH SAME

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,664

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,603

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

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,596

HEAD HANDHELD FRAME

YUNEEC INTERNATIONAL (CHI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,586

METHOD OF MAKING A FLUID MANIFOLD

SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE ...

1. A method of making a fluid manifold, the method comprising:placing a mandrel in a mold, the mandrel having a body with a proximal end and a distal end;
positioning the mandrel within the mold using a distal support at the distal end of the mandrel;
introducing a polymer into the mold;
allowing the polymer to solidify to form a fluid manifold;
removing the fluid manifold from the mold; and
removing the mandrel from the fluid manifold;
wherein the distal support is an integrated part of the fluid manifold,
wherein the fluid manifold comprises a body having a primary channel and a plurality of secondary channels exiting from the primary channel along a length thereof, including a distal flow channel passing through the distal support,
wherein the distal flow channel has an inner diameter, DDC and
wherein the primary channel is coterminous with the distal flow channel, wherein the primary channel extends to a distance of no more than 0.5*DDC beyond a distal edge of the distal flow channel, and wherein the primary channel and the distal flow channel intersect to form an elbow bend.

US Pat. No. 10,458,584

QUICK COUPLING

STAUBLI FAVERGES, Faverg...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,544

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

TRANSMISSION CVTCORP INC....

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,471

SLIDING MEMBER

DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.,...

1. A sliding member for a thrust bearing, comprising:a back metal layer; and
a sliding layer on the back metal layer,
wherein the sliding member has a partially annular shape,
wherein the sliding layer comprises at least one synthetic resin and fibrous particles dispersed in the at least one synthetic resin at a volume ratio of 10 to 35% of a volume of the sliding layer, and the fibrous particles have an average particle size of 5 to 25 ?m,
wherein fibrous particles having a major axis length of not shorter than 20 ?m among the fibrous particles are included at a volume ratio of not less than 10% in relation to a volume of total fibrous particles, in a cross section of the sliding layer, and the cross section is parallel to a central axis of the sliding member and is perpendicular to a sliding surface of the sliding layer, and
wherein, when a sliding surface side area is defined as an area from the sliding surface toward an interface between the sliding surface and the back metal layer in the cross section, the sliding surface side area having a thickness of 25% of a sliding layer thickness; an interface side area is defined as an area from the interface toward the sliding surface, the interface side area having a thickness of 25% of the sliding layer thickness; and an intermediate area is defined as an area between the sliding surface side area and the interface side area,
(i) in the sliding surface side area, the fibrous particles having the major axis length of not shorter than 20 ?m have a dispersion index of 1.1 to 6,
(ii) in the intermediate area, the fibrous particles having the major axis length of not shorter than 20 ?m have the dispersion index of 0.1 to less than 1, and
(iii) in the interface side area, the fibrous particles having the major axis length of not shorter than 20 ?m have the dispersion index of 1.1 to 6,
where the dispersion index is defined as an average of ratios X1/Y1 of the fibrous particles, X1 being a length of a fibrous particle parallel to the sliding surface in the cross section, and Y1 being a length of the fibrous particle perpendicular to the sliding surface in a circumferential cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,458,432

TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY WITH VANED DIVIDER

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. A compressor assembly of a turbocharger, the compressor assembly comprising:a compressor housing that comprises a compressor wheel space and a diffuser section that extends from the compressor wheel space to at least one volute;
a dual-faced compressor wheel disposed at least in part in the compressor wheel space wherein the dual-faced compressor wheel comprises a first compressor wheel face and a second compressor wheel face oriented back-to-back; and
a diffuser section divider disposed at least in part in the diffuser section wherein the diffuser section divider comprises a first side that defines a first diffuser that comprises a first set of vanes associated with the first compressor wheel face and a second side that defines a second diffuser that comprises a second set of vanes associated with the second compressor wheel face, wherein each of the vanes of the first set of vanes comprises a leading edge lean angle that exceeds a leading edge lean angle of each of the vanes of the second set of vanes.

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. 10,458,392

WIND POWER PLANT HAVING FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT

SENVION GmbH, Hamburg (D...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,269

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. 10,458,262

AIRFOIL WITH SEAL BETWEEN ENDWALL AND AIRFOIL SECTION

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An airfoil comprising:an endwall section;
an airfoil section defining, at least in part, an airfoil profile, at least one of the airfoil section or the endwall section including a seal cavity,
the endwall section including a first slot, the airfoil section including a second slot, and the first slot and the second slot together from the seal cavity,
the airfoil section including a rib that is radially elongated and has enlarged radial ends, and the second slot is in the rib,
the airfoil section including an internal passage and the rib sub-divides the internal passage; and
a seal disposed in the seal cavity.

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. 10,458,236

ROADWAY CONDUIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Electricwaze LLC, Wilmin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,218

METHOD OF MODELLING HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION FROM FRACTURED UNCONVENTIONAL FORMATIONS

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,216

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,212

CONSISTENT ENTRY HOLE SHAPED CHARGE

Hunting Titan, Inc., Pam...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,193

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. 10,458,078

ROAD MILLING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE MILLING DEPTH

Wirtgen GmbH, (DE)

1. A method for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller, the method comprising:measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track; and
correcting the measured milling depth in dependence on an offset distance between the ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track and a rotational axis of the milling roller, when the machine frame does not extend parallel to the untreated ground surface.

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. 10,458,040

UPPER DOME WITH INJECTION ASSEMBLY

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A gas delivery apparatus, comprising:a quartz dome having a plurality of holes formed therein, wherein the plurality of holes are arranged in a linear array;
a plurality of tubes coupled to and extending from the plurality of holes; and
a flange plate coupled to at least one of the plurality of tubes.

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. 10,457,883

METHOD OF SEPARATING AND DE-WATERING FINE PARTICLES

Virginia Tech Intellectua...

1. A process of upgrading a low-rank coal comprising the steps ofa. heating said low-rank coal in a hydrothermal reactor in the presence of CO2,
b. displacing water released during the hydrothermal process with liquid CO2, and
c. transporting the dewatered coal under a CO2 atmosphere, thereby minimizing the possibility of spontaneous combustion.

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. 10,457,700

PLATINUM PRODRUGS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RES...

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein L1 and L2 are each —(CH2)n—, where n is 5-15, and LG1 and LG2 are each Cl, Br, or I.

US Pat. No. 10,457,671

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF CANAGLIFLOZIN AND A METHOD OF ITS PREPARATION

Zentiva k.s., Prague (CZ...

US Pat. No. 10,457,662

SUBSTITUTED AMIDES FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING CANCER

The Regents of the Univer...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,660

HETEROATOM CONTAINING CYCLIC DIMERS

Novus International, Inc....

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,634

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,619

RESORCINOL DERIVATIVES FOR COSMETIC USE THEREOF

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,571

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

SANUWAVE, INC., Suwanee,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,560

SYNTHESIS OF MESOPOROUS SILICA SHAPES USING SODIUM SILICATE AS A SILICA SOURCE

Clarkson University, Pot...

1. A method for preparation of nanoporous silica particles, having a self-sealed property, comprising either nanoporous silica spheres, nanoporous silica discoids, or a mixture of nanoporous silica spheres and nanoporous silica discoids, the method comprising the steps of:combining sodium silicate, an aqueous solvent, an acidic catalyst, and a structure directed agent (SDA) into a precursor solution; and
forming said nanoporous silica spheres and/or nanoporous silica discoids via a molecular self-assembly process, wherein each particle is formed by a plurality of hexagonally organized pore channels running along the circumference of the particle axis forming the shape of the particle, wherein the ends of these hexagonally organized pore channels join together, such that the nanoporous particles are self-sealed, the process comprising the step of incubating said precursor solution at a predetermined temperature for a predetermined amount of time in order to obtain said self-sealed nanoporous spheres and/or discoids; and
collecting said nanoporous silica spheres and/or discoids using gravitational precipitation, centrifugation, filtration, dialysis, and/or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,550

MEMS DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device comprising:forming a first dielectric layer on a first substrate;
bonding a first wafer to the first dielectric layer;
forming a first set of conductive electrodes over the first wafer;
patterning the first wafer to have a movable element and a static element, the movable element capable of free movement in at least one axis;
forming a first recess in a second substrate;
forming a second set of conductive electrodes over the second substrate, at least one of the second set of conductive electrodes extending laterally into the first recess of the second substrate;
bonding the second substrate to the first substrate using the first and second sets of conductive electrodes, wherein after the bonding, the first recess in the second substrate being interposed between the second substrate and the movable element in a plane orthogonal to a major surface of the first substrate; and
forming a conductive via extending through the second substrate, the conductive via electrically coupled to at least one of the conductive electrodes of the first and second sets of conductive electrodes, the conductive via comprising polysilicon.

US Pat. No. 10,457,548

INTEGRATING MEMS STRUCTURES WITH INTERCONNECTS AND VIAS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device comprising:a back end of line (BEOL) structure comprising a beam over a substrate, wherein the beam is clamped by one or more vias; and
a conductive interconnect contact region on and above the beam, the conductive interconnect contact region vertically over one of the one or more vias, wherein the conductive interconnect contact region, the beam and the one of the one or more vias are monolithic and comprise a continuous metal liner along sidewalls of the conductive interconnect contact region, the beam and the one of the one or more vias.

US Pat. No. 10,457,541

UNDER-SADDLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

AMAHORSE TRADING S.r.l., ...

1. An under-saddle comprising:a flexible base defining a pair of base surfaces, the flexible base having a relative thickness between the pair of base surfaces; and
a plurality of separation elements extending from at least one of the base surfaces to distance the flexible base from an opposite abutment surface in contact with the separation elements; wherein:
a first portion of the separation elements are reciprocally distributed such that a pair of the separation elements, together with the at least one of the base surfaces and the opposite abutment surface, define an aeration chamber or duct that is open on at least one side; and
a second portion of the separation elements are symmetrically distributed with respect to the flexible base and extending from each base surface and integrally connected to each other, the second portion of the separation elements defining a plurality of coupled separation elements of the separation elements, each of the coupled separation elements connected with a connection element via a through-hole made in the relative thickness of the flexible base;
wherein the separation elements are composed of a polymeric material injected or micro-injected on the flexible base through the through-holes made in the relative thickness of the flexible base, and each of the coupled separation elements are connected to each other via the connection element, the connection element filling the through-hole, each of the coupled separation elements and the connection element being integrally connected, forming a single piece.

US Pat. No. 10,457,489

PALLET TRANSPORT DEVICE

NITTOKU ENGINEERING CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,488

VERTICAL SPIRAL CONVEYOR

Mayfran International, In...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,441

CASE FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Portero Holdings, LLC, L...

1. A case configured to be removably attachable to a communication device that is configured to be removably attachable to an auxiliary component, the case comprising:a first case portion with a width and a height, the first case portion being configured to at least partially cover a portion of an edge of a communication device adjacent to an onboard camera of the communication device when the first case portion is in a first closed position, the width of the first case portion being less than a width of the communication device, wherein the first case portion comprises an opening to permit use of the onboard camera when the first case portion is in the first closed position; and
a second case portion coupled to the first case portion at an upper portion of the second case portion, wherein the first case portion is configured to move, relative to the second case portion, from the first closed position to a second open position in which the covered portion of the edge of the communication device is exposed, and a portion of the front face and a portion of the rear face of the communication device is exposed;
wherein, in the second open position:
an auxiliary component to the communication device for use with the onboard camera of the communication device is positionable on the portion of the edge, the front face, and the rear face of the communication device that is exposed; and
when the auxiliary component is positioned on the communication device, the first case portion engages the auxiliary component while maintaining an unobstructed field of view of the onboard camera.

US Pat. No. 10,457,397

AIRCRAFT SEAT STRUCTURE

JAMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An aircraft seat structure comprising:a first seat unit having a first seat region that includes a first seat that can be changed between a seat configuration and a bed configuration, and a first protruding region that protrudes adjacent to the first seat region in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the first seat region, which are surrounded by a plurality of partition walls; and
a second seat unit having a second seat region that includes a second seat that can be changed between a seat configuration and a bed configuration, and a second protruding region that protrudes adjacent to the second seat region in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the second seat region, which are surrounded by a plurality of partition walls,
a third seat unit includes a third seat that can be changed between a seat configuration and a bed configuration,
wherein the first protruding region of the first seat unit and the second protruding region of the second seat unit are formed so as to protrude in opposite directions relative to the first seat region and the second seat region, and
the first seat unit is arranged in such a manner that a longitudinal direction thereof matches a front-rear direction of the aircraft, and the second seat unit is arranged in such a manner that a longitudinal direction thereof matches the front-rear direction of the aircraft, the first seat unit and the second seat unit being connected in a state where a portion of the second seat region of the second seat unit is inserted in the first protruding region of the first seat unit,
the third seat unit is arranged to the second seat unit in a manner of side-by-side two rows,
an intermediate portion is received in a space below the second seat portion or in an accommodating portion of the second protruding portion, at the second seat unit, and
wherein the bed configuration is formed, by positioning the intermediate portion taken therefrom between the seat portion of the second seat of the second seat unit and a footrest portion arranged in an inner space of the first protruding portion of the first seat unit, heights of the top surfaces thereof being the same as each other,
the second seat of the second seat unit and the third seat of the third seat unit are connected when a partition wall arranged between the second seat unit and the third seat unit is slid to open.

US Pat. No. 10,457,384

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

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,380

ARTICULATED ROTOR SYSTEMS WITH PITCH INDEPENDENT DAMPING

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. A proprotor system operable for use on a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter flight mode and an airplane flight mode, the proprotor system comprising:a rotor hub;
a plurality of proprotor blades coupled to the rotor hub such that each proprotor blade has three independent degrees of freedom relative to the rotor hub including blade pitch about a pitch change axis, blade flap about a flapping axis and lead-lag about a lead-lag axis;
a plurality of twin spherical elastomeric centrifugal force bearings each coupling one of the proprotor blades with the rotor hub and each providing a coincident hinge with a center point for the respective pitch change, flapping and lead-lag axes between a pair of oppositely disposed spherical surfaces; and
a plurality of lead-lag dampers each coupling one of the proprotor blades with the rotor hub, each lead-lag damper aligned with the pitch change axis of the respective proprotor blade, thereby providing pitch independent lead-lag damping.

US Pat. No. 10,457,375

AIRCRAFT INTERIOR FITTING COMPONENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN AIRCRAFT INTERIOR FITTING COMPONENT SYSTEM

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. An aircraft interior fitting component system, comprising:an aircraft interior fitting component,
a support element attached to the aircraft interior fitting component, and
an aircraft primary structure component comprising a frame of the aircraft, the frame comprising a side face extending substantially perpendicularly to the x-axis of the aircraft,
wherein the support element is dimensioned in such a way and is attached to the aircraft interior fitting component in such a position that, in an assembled state of the aircraft interior fitting component in an aircraft, the support element is supported on the aircraft primary structure component at least when a predetermined load acts on the aircraft interior fitting component along an x-axis of the aircraft in a flight direction,
wherein the support element comprises a support surface provided to come into abutment on the side surface of the frame when the predetermined load acts on the aircraft interior fitting component along the x-axis of the aircraft in the flight direction.

US Pat. No. 10,457,363

ILLUMINATED LIFESAVING JACKET

1. A illuminated lifesaving jacket comprising:a life jacket, a plurality of jacket LEDs, a control unit, a locator module, a water-activated switch, and a jacket battery pack;
wherein the illuminated lifesaving jacket is a personal floatation device with emergency illumination that is activated by exposure to water;
wherein the illuminated lifesaving jacket acquires location information from the locator module and notifies authorities of the location information using a personal communication device;
wherein the life jacket comprises an outer layer of material over a buoyant core;
wherein the life jacket comprises a pair of arm openings and a neckline;
wherein the pair of arm openings is adapted to fit over arms of a person;
wherein the neckline is adapted to surround the neck of the person;
wherein the life jacket opens for donning and removal along a breakline running vertically down the front of the life jacket;
wherein a plurality of fasteners couple the opposing edges of the breakline to hold the life jacket in place;
wherein the life jacket is secured by one or more adjustment straps that surround the life jacket horizontally;
wherein the ends of each of the one or more adjustment straps are joined to each other by one or more buckles and the length of the one or more adjustment straps are adjusted using a plurality of strap length adjusters;
wherein the life jacket comprises one or more waterproof compartments which encloses electrical components;
wherein the one or more waterproof compartments are sealed or are accessible via a resealable aperture;
wherein the life jacket comprises a cell phone pocket;
wherein the cell phone pocket is a pouch for holding the personal communication device;
wherein the cell phone pocket is one of the one or more waterproof compartments;
wherein the personal communication device is placed into the cell phone pocket before entering the water so that the personal communication device is kept dry and operates from within the cell phone pocket;
wherein a power connector within the cell phone pocket couples the jacket battery pack to the personal communication device via wiring and thereby extends the battery life of the personal communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,332

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

PSA Automobiles SA, Pois...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,296

VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEM AND METHOD

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,215

VEHICLE MIRROR DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A vehicle mirror device comprising:a support body that is supported on a vehicle body side;
a housing body that configures part of a swing body, which is supported by the support body, is provided with a mirror, and is configured to swing with respect to the support body, the housing body housing the mirror in a state in which a mirror surface side of the mirror is exposed, and that includes a first bottom wall section having an exterior side and an interior side, the first bottom wall section being provided at a base portion side of the housing body so as to form a gap between the first bottom wall section and the support body;
a covering body that configures part of the swing body, that covers the housing body at a back face side of the mirror, and that includes a second bottom wall section having an exterior side and an interior side, the second bottom wall section being provided at a base portion side of the covering body and disposed side-by-side with the first bottom wall section so as to form a gap between the second bottom wall section and the support body;
up-down restricting sections that are provided at mutually adjacent sides of the first bottom wall section and the second bottom wall section, the up-down restriction sections abutting each other in an up-down direction so as to restrict relative movement of the first bottom wall section and the second bottom wall section in the up-down direction;
horizontal displacement restricting sections that are provided at mutually adjacent sides of the first bottom wall section and the second bottom wall section, the horizontal displacement restricting sections abutting each other along a boundary between the first bottom wall section and the second bottom wall section in a bottom view so as to restrict relative movement of the first bottom wall section and the second bottom wall section along the boundary; and
engagement sections that are provided at mutually adjacent interior sides of the first bottom wall section and the second bottom wall section, the engagement sections interferingly engaging with each other in a state bearing tension in a direction to separate the first bottom wall section and the second bottom wall section from each other in a bottom view, the direction of tension being transverse to the direction of the boundary, and pulling the first bottom wall section and second bottom wall section together at the boundary.

US Pat. No. 10,457,185

FRAMELESS HALF-ROUND TRAILER WITH BUTT JOINTS

Mac Trailer Manufacturing...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,183

VEHICLE WITH A DISCONNECTABLE HANDLE

1. A vehicle, comprising:a body defining a passenger compartment and a door opening, the body including a door over the door opening;
a handle; and
at least one connection site for the handle at which the handle is selectively connectable to the vehicle, the at least one connection site including a home connection site on the door, wherein when connected to vehicle at the home connection site, the handle, from a corresponding location thereof on the door, is subject to being operated by a user to allow the door to open.

US Pat. No. 10,457,179

IMMERSIVE VEHICLE SEATS

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle seat in a vehicle, the vehicle seat comprising one or more haptic elements configured to provide a haptic output perceptible as a tactile sensation at a surface of the vehicle seat, the method comprising:receiving presence information indicative of an occupant occupying the vehicle seat;
receiving a signal indicative of an input to a user interface, the input comprising a user selection associated with a haptic setting associated with the vehicle seat;
determining an event, the determining the event comprising receiving, via one or more sensors associated with the vehicle, object information indicative of a presence of an object in an environment of the vehicle, and determining an object type associated with the object; and
controlling the one or more haptic elements to produce the haptic output based at least in part on the object type.

US Pat. No. 10,457,161

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UNATTENDED CHILD DETECTION

1. A method for ascertaining whether a sleeping child is present within an automotive vehicle using a radar sensor system, the radar sensor system comprising a transmitter, at least one sensor, and processing circuitry, the method comprising:illuminating, using the transmitter, at least one occupiable position within the vehicle with radiation, the radiation exhibiting at least one frequency;
generating, using at least one sensor, radar sensor signals from radiation reflected as a result of the transmitted radiation; and
carrying out, using the processing circuitry, the following steps:
generating, based on the radar sensor signals, a first indicator value, the first indicator value indicating a degree of motion associated with the occupiable position;
determining whether the first indicator value satisfies a first predetermined criteria;
when the first indicator value satisfies the first predetermined criteria, generating, based on radar sensor signals, a second indicator value indicating a degree of repetitive pattern within the radar sensor signals, wherein the second indicator value is, or is derived from, the product of multiple breathing indices, each breathing index being related to breathing rate; and
determining that the sleeping child is present with respect to the at least one occupiable position within the automotive vehicle if the second indicator value satisfies a second predetermined criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,457,124

MODIFIED RETRACTABLE TONNEAU COVER

ROLL-N-LOCK CORPORATION, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,110

VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

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

1. A vehicle suspension system, comprising;an actuator interposed between a sprung member and an unsprung member of a vehicle and applying a drive force to cause a relative displacement between the sprung member and the unsprung member by an extending and retracting movement;
a sensor acquiring the extending and retracting movement of the actuator;
an onboard camera acquiring road surface image information; and
a control unit configured to perform a control including the extending and retracting movement of the actuator, wherein the control unit is configured to:
compute an unsprung member demand load to reduce vibration of the unsprung member,
compute a sprung member demand load to suppress vibration of the sprung member,
determine an existence of a first warning condition when a wheel of the vehicle is passing road surface irregularities including rumble strips and/or bumps provided on the road surface based on the extending and retracting movement of the actuator,
compute a first warning demand load to perform a first warning control including the extending and retracting movement of the actuator at a first frequency when first the warning condition is determined,
determine an existence of a second warning condition when the road surface image information indicates that the wheel of the vehicle is traveling near or on a road line provided on the road surface,
compute a second warning demand load to perform a second warning control including the extending and retracting movement of the actuator at a second frequency when the second warning condition is determined, and
compute a target load of the actuator based on at least the unsprung member demand load, the sprung member demand load, the first warning demand load, and the second warning demand load.

US Pat. No. 10,457,104

TOW LOOP POSITIONING SYSTEMS AND METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,099

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE FOOTPRINT AREA OF A TYRE AND TYRE FOR VEHICLE WHEELS

PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A., Mil...

1. A tyre for motor-vehicle wheels, comprising:a carcass structure comprising a pair of beads having a same radial distance from a rotation axis of the tyre; and
a tread band disposed at a radially external position with respect to the carcass structure,
wherein the are symmetric relative to a mid-line plane of the tyre,
wherein, in each radial half-section of the tyre, the tread band is symmetric relative to a symmetry axis thereof,
wherein, in each radial half-section, a medium line of the tread band and the rotation axis of the tyre form a predetermined angle different from zero,
wherein a median circumferential line of the tread band is axially shifted by a predetermined distance between about 3 mm and about 30 mm relative to the mid-line plane of the tyre,
wherein axial end portions of the tread band have different axial distances from the mid-line plane of the tyre, and
wherein the axial end portion that is axially farthest from the mid-line plane of the tyre is also the axial end portion that is radially the farthest from the rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,457,094

WHEEL FOR A SUPPORT STRUCTURE

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,088

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

Ridgefield Acquisition, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,050

INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,037

3-D PRINTING APPARATUS

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three-dimensional (3-D) printing apparatus, comprising:a tank, being flexible and filled with a liquid-state forming material;
a platform, disposed in the tank;
a fixture, disposed at the tank;
a solidifying module, disposed at the tank; and
a control module, connected with the solidifying module and the fixture, and connected with at least one of the platform and the tank to drive the tank and the platform to move relatively to one another,
wherein the control module drives the fixture to deform the tank, so as to form a first gap between the platform and a bottom of the tank for the liquid-state forming material to flow in, and the solidifying module is controlled by the control module to solidify the liquid-state forming material between the platform and the bottom of the tank to form a solidified layer,
wherein the tank comprises a side wall connected with the bottom, the fixture is disposed at an upper portion of the side wall, and the control module controls the fixture to apply force to the side wall from an exterior or an interior of the tank to deform the tank, the side wall is bended toward a center of the bottom of the tank, and the bottom is deformed into a concave shape for forming the first gap.

US Pat. No. 10,456,993

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING A NANOPORE IN A LIPID BILAYER

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A method of forming a nanopore in a lipid bilayer including:determining by a processor that a lipid bilayer is formed in a nanopore cell based on a first measurement from a sensing circuit;
in response to the determination that the lipid bilayer is formed and after nanopore forming molecules are deposited on the lipid bilayer, controlling by the processor a source to apply an agitation stimulus level to the lipid bilayer for up to one second, causing a disruption in the lipid bilayer that tends to facilitate the formation of nanopores in the lipid bilayer; and
controlling by the processor the source to apply a checking stimulus level following the agitation stimulus level to the lipid bilayer and determining that a nanopore has been formed based on a second measurement received from the sensing circuit sensing in response to the checking stimulus level, wherein an absolute magnitude of the agitation stimulus level is greater than an absolute magnitude of the checking stimulus level.

US Pat. No. 10,456,991

SPACER FOR USE IN PRECISION BONDING APPLICATIONS THAT PROVIDES ENHANCED SHEAR STRENGTH

ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A spacer-locator for spacing and locating at least two objects along mating surfaces, the position of the at least two objects described with an x-axis and a y-axis along the mating surfaces, a z-axis perpendicular to the mating surfaces, a psi angle around the z-axis, a phi angle around the x-axis, and a theta angle around the y-axis; the spacer-locator comprising:at least one spacer tab;
the at least one spacer tab constructed with a predetermined thickness;
the at least one spacer tab operable for separating the at least two objects a predetermined distance along the z-axis; and
at least two locator pins connected by the at least one spacer tab, wherein at least one of the at least two locator pins is operable for constraining movement of the at least two objects along the x-axis and y-axis and the phi angle and theta angle;
wherein the spacer-locator provides a controlled alignment of the at least two objects at the mating surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,456,975

MULTI-COMPARTMENT CAPSULE

Multiply Labs Inc., San ...

1. A method of making a capsule for encapsulating one or more materials, comprising a plurality of compartments, the method comprising:A) initiating extrusion of a filament melt through a filament extruder, wherein the filament is free of the one or more materials;
B) laying the filament melt with the filament extruder to form a base of the capsule;
C) forming a first compartment in the plurality of compartments by laying of the filament melt with the filament extruder, wherein the forming C) creates a first barrier wall, wherein the first barrier wall:
i) has a first predetermined release time, and
ii) separates the first compartment in the plurality of compartments from one or more different compartments in the plurality of compartments;
D) filling the first compartment with a first material of the one or more materials;
E) sealing the first compartment by laying of the filament melt with the filament extruder;
F) forming a second compartment in the plurality of compartments by laying of the filament melt with the filament extruder on a portion of the first barrier wall, wherein the forming F) creates a second barrier wall, wherein the second barrier wall:
i) has a second predetermined release time, and
ii) separates the second compartment in the plurality of compartments from one or more different compartments in the plurality of compartments;
G) filling the second compartment with a second material of the one or more materials; and
H) sealing the second compartment thereby forming the capsule with a first sealed compartment and a second sealed compartment, wherein:
the initiating A), laying B), forming C), sealing E), forming F), and sealing H) are performed without human intervention by an extrusion device that is programmed with the first predetermined release time and the second predetermined release time.

US Pat. No. 10,456,915

ROBOTIC SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED SCANNING MECHANISM

MUJIN, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method for operating a robotic system, the method comprising:receiving imaging data representing a pickup area including a target object;
determining an initial pose of the target object based on the imaging data;
calculating a confidence measure associated with the initial pose, wherein the confidence measure is indicative of a likelihood of the initial pose being accurate;
deriving, based on the confidence measure, an approach location and at least one scanning location, the approach location defining a location for the end-effector to contact and grip the target object, the scanning location defining a location for the end-effector to present one or more surfaces of the target object before one or more corresponding object scanners so as to scan the one or more object identifiers;
deriving, based on the derived approached location and the scanning location, a motion plan,
wherein the motion plan includes commands, settings, or a combination thereof, for operating a robotic arm and an end-effector to execute a task based on (1) picking up the target object from a start location, (2) transferring the target object to a task location, and (3) presenting one or more object identifiers to one or more object scanners located between the start location and the task location,
wherein deriving the motion plan includes:
comparing the confidence measure to a sufficiency threshold,
selectively calculating the approach location and the scanning location according to a performance metric and/or a scanning metric, based on an outcome of the comparison, wherein the scanning metric corresponds to a likelihood of at least one of the object identifiers remaining uncovered by the end-effector regardless of whether or not the initial pose is accurate; and
implementing the motion plan for operating one or more actuation devices to execute the task;
wherein:
deriving the approach location and the scanning location includes prioritizing the scanning metric before the performance metric when the confidence measure fails to satisfy the sufficiency threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,456,900

QUICK-TURN DRIVING TOOL

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

US Pat. No. 10,456,895

RATCHET TOOLS

Ingersoll-Rand Company, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,456,863

SUCTION METHOD, SUCTION DEVICE, LASER PROCESSING METHOD, AND LASER PROCESSING DEVICE

FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNM...

1. A suction method of depressurizing a predetermined range of a surface of a target by depressurizing a pressure reduction chamber communicating with a suction port arranged a predetermined operating distance apart from the target installed in an open system, and sucking a gas from the suction port, wherein:a pressure of an inside of the pressure reduction chamber is set equal to or less than a critical pressure at which a speed of the gas sucked from the suction port is brought into a critical state;
a jet speed of the gas in a jetting port from which the gas is jetted toward the target is set more than a Mach number of 0.2, the Mach number being obtained by dividing a jet speed of the gas by a sound speed when the gas jetted from the jetting port is in a steady and stationary state;
the gas is jetted from the jetting port and is sucked by the suction port;
a swirl flow is formed so as to surround the suction port between the surface of the target and the suction port; and
thus a pressure of a central region of the swirl flow from the suction port to the surface of the target is reduced to the critical pressure or less and suction is performed,
wherein the jetting port is arranged with respect to the suction port so as to satisfy Formula 1 and Formula 2 below, by using the equivalent circular diameter D which is the diameter where the area is equivalent in a case where the shape of the suction port is approximated as a circle, a distance r between centers of the suction port and the jetting port and an angle ?h formed by a straight line connecting the center of the jetting port and the center of the suction port and a velocity vector of the gas jetted from the jetting port, when the suction port and the jetting port are projected on a reference plane that is a tangent plane at a center of the plane formed by the suction port:

US Pat. No. 10,456,806

LUMINESCENT APPLICATION AND REMOVAL TOOLS

PRC-DeSoto International,...

1. A luminescent tool for applying or removing a sealant or an adhesive comprising:at least one end comprising a surface structured and arranged to contact the sealant or adhesive, and a polymeric material with a luminescent material disposed therein; and
a load-bearing portion comprising the polymeric material with the luminescent material disposed therein,
wherein the luminescent tool comprises a spatula, scraper, spreader, or smoother;
the luminescent material comprises from 0.01 to 30 weight percent of the total weight of the polymeric material and the luminescent material;
the polymeric material has a tensile strength of greater than 10,000 psi;
the polymeric material has a modulus of greater than 5,000 MPa; and
the polymeric material comprises a continuous matrix, and the luminescent material is dispersed in the continuous polymeric matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,456,759

PAINT MAKER AND MIXING DEVICE

Crayola LLC, Easton, PA ...

1. A paint-making device comprising:a base;
a paint pot shaking component coupled with the base, the paint pot shaking component comprising:
a handle;
a slide crankshaft coupled with the handle;
a slide crankshaft joint coupled with and radially offset from the slide crankshaft; and
a slide crank arm coupled with and generally perpendicular to the slide crankshaft joint; and
a paint pot harness mount pivotably coupled with the slide crank arm, wherein the paint pot shaking component is effective to repetitively rotate the paint pot harness mount with respect to the slide crank arm about a pivot joint.

US Pat. No. 10,456,755

POLYANILINE MEMBRANES FORMED BY PHASE INVERSION FOR FORWARD OSMOSIS APPLICATIONS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A forward osmosis membrane, wherein the membrane consists essentially of a porous support material and a polymer layer; the polymer layer comprises a skin layer and a sublayer; the skin layer comprises a plurality of pores; the sublayer comprises a plurality of macrovoids; the polymer layer is polyaniline and a dopant, wherein the dopant is an camphor sulfonic acid; and the thickness of the polymer layer is from 20 ?m to 120 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,456,660

BOARD GAME WITH DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTIC TRACKING

Tweedletech, LLC, Ann Ar...

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

US Pat. No. 10,456,636

SUPPORTED IRON SET

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A set of golf clubs comprising at least a first golf club, a second golf club, and a third club, wherein:the first, second and third golf clubs each comprising a heel, a toe, a topline, a hosel, a sole a back wall and a front face having a face center,
the first golf club further comprising a first loft angle (LA1) of between 15 and 25 degrees having a first face stabilizing bar extending from the heel to the toe having a first plurality of face stabilizing bar apertures, a first back panel extending from the sole to the first face stabilizing bar and forming a portion of the back wall and having a first plurality of back wall apertures, wherein the back wall comprises a back aperture adjacent the heel such that it makes the first face stabilizing bar Y-shaped with a portion extending from the sole toward a center of the first face stabilizing bar, and a first center of gravity positioned horizontally from the face center by a first distance,
the second golf club further comprising a second loft angle (LA2) of between 26 and 36 degrees and a second center of gravity positioned horizontally from the face center by a second distance, and
the third golf club further comprising a third loft angle (LA3) of between 37 and 47 degrees and a third center of gravity positioned horizontally from the face center by a third distance.

US Pat. No. 10,456,622

DETECTION OF BIKING, WALKING, AND RUNNING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A wearable device to be worn by a user during an activity, the wearable device comprising:a motion sensor to collect motion data of the user during the activity; and
processing logic stored in a memory element of the wearable device and comprising instructions executable by a processor to:
receive motion data collected by the motion sensor;
determine a magnitude of the motion data by taking the magnitude of an acceleration signal, applying a high-pass filter to the acceleration signal, and integrating the standard deviation of the high-passed acceleration signal over a period of time;
determine a frequency of the motion data; and
identify the activity in which the user is engaged based on the magnitude and the frequency of the motion data.

US Pat. No. 10,456,599

ONLINE ANGLE SELECTION IN ROTATIONAL IMAGING AND TRACKING SYSTEMS

ACCURAY INCORPORATED, Su...

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

US Pat. No. 10,456,545

PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEMS

ResMed Pty Ltd, Bella Vi...

1. A mask system for respiratory therapy involving delivery of pressurized air to a patient, the mask system comprising:a patient interface shaped to form a seal with both a mouth of the patient and nasal airways of the patient without contacting a nasal bridge of the patient, including:
a flexible cushion shaped to form a seal with (i) the nasal airways using a nasal seal portion of the cushion, and (ii) the mouth of the patient using a mouth seal portion of the cushion, the nasal seal portion of the cushion and the mouth seal portion of the cushion comprising a same flexible material, the nasal seal portion of the cushion shaped to form a seal with the nasal airways at a portion of a nose of the patient that surrounds nares of the patient under the nose of the patient, the flexible cushion defining a plate-receiving aperture that is located at a front portion of the cushion that is opposite from a face-contacting portion of the cushion,
a front plate that has a greater rigidity than the flexible cushion, the front plate being located within the plate-receiving aperture at the front portion of the flexible cushion, the front plate being molded to the flexible cushion at a perimeter of the front plate, the front plate and the cushion defining a breathing chamber, the front plate comprising a transparent window through which the mouth of the patient is visible when the patient interface is worn by the patient,
a first headgear connector that is on a first side of the patient interface and positionable proximate to a first ear of the patient when the patient interface is worn by the patient, the first side being located between a top of the patient interface proximate the nose of the patient when the mask system is worn by the patient and a bottom of the patient interface proximate a chin of the patient when the mask system is worn by the patient, and
a second headgear connector that is on a second side of the patient interface and positionable proximate to a second ear of the patient when the patient interface is worn by the patient, the second side opposing the first side; and
headgear shaped to secure the patient interface on a head of the patient in sealing engagement with the mouth and the nasal airways, the headgear adapted to connect to the first headgear connector and the second headgear connector.

US Pat. No. 10,456,536

INHALER WITH TWO MICROPHONES FOR DETECTION OF INHALATION FLOW

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An inhaler for dispensing aerosol or a dry powder comprising:a housing comprising an air-inlet and an air-outlet, wherein the housing defines a flow path between the air-inlet and the air-outlet, and
a first sensor arranged at a first position of an external surface of the housing, and a second sensor arranged at a second position of the external surface of the housing, and wherein the first and second sensors are arranged to sense sound or vibrations resulting from a flow in the flow path, and
a processor arranged to process output signals from the first and second sensors according to an algorithm, so as to generate a measure of flow in the flow path,
wherein the first and second positions are spaced apart,
wherein the first position is selected to have a shorter distance to the air-inlet than the second position,
wherein the algorithm comprises an event classification part arranged to analyse the sound or vibrations sensed by the first and second sensors, to identify at least one event,
wherein the at least one event comprises one or more of: a priming event, a firing event, and/or an inhalation event, and
wherein the event classification part is arranged to distinguish between a priming and firing event on the one hand, and an inhalation event on the other based on a duration feature derived from start and end times of events, and wherein the event classification part is arranged to distinguish between a priming event on the one hand and a firing event on the other based on power differences between sound or vibrations sensed by the first and second sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,456,526

MULTI-COMPARTMENT PRE-FILLED MIXING SYRINGES WITH BYPASS

Ethicon, Inc., Somervill...

5. A multi-compartment medical device for segregated storage and on demand mixing of at least two components and expression of a resulting mixture from the device, comprising:a) a tubular barrel extending along an axis and having a front end and a rear end spaced axially behind the front end wherein the front end has an opening to express the mixture and a removable cap on said opening;
b) a gasket sealing the rear end of the tubular barrel and having an aperture;
c) a plunger located between the gasket and front end that is axially slidable within the tubular barrel that subdivides the tubular barrel into a front compartment between the plunger and the opening and a rear compartment between the plunger and the gasket;
d) a stem attached to the plunger and projecting axially rearward out of the rear end through the gasket, said stem sealing the aperture and axially slidable through the gasket aperture while maintaining the seal, with the dimensions of the aperture closely corresponding to dimensions of the stem; and
e) at least one bypass in the barrel that is positioned between the front end and the rear end of the tubular barrel so as to enable fluid movement of the components between the front compartment and rear compartment;
wherein the plunger and the rear compartment are located axially behind the front compartment,
wherein said front compartment is partially filled with a first component and said rear compartment is at least partially filled with a second component, and
wherein at least one of the components is a fluid;
wherein said device is configured for repeatedly moving the plunger using the stem within the barrel towards the front end and then towards the back end or vice versa,
said device further comprising:
f) a separator slidably positioned on the stem between the plunger and the gasket and subdividing the rear compartment into a rear subcompartment between the gasket and the separator and an intermediate compartment between the separator and the plunger;
g) a rear bypass positioned between the gasket and the separator, wherein the length of the rear bypass is substantially equivalent to the length of the rear subcompartment; and
h) an intermediate bypass positioned between the plunger and the separator, wherein the length of the intermediate bypass is substantially equivalent to the length of the intermediate compartment,
wherein an intermediate bypass gap between the intermediate bypass and the bypass is from about one half to about double the thickness of the separator;
wherein a bypass gap between the intermediate bypass and the rear bypass is from about one half to about triple the thickness of the plunger, said front compartment is partially filled with a first component, said rear subcompartment is partially filled with a second component, and said intermediate compartment is at least partially filled with an intermediate component, and at least one of the components is a fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,456,402

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

Oncoceutics, Inc., Phila...

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

US Pat. No. 10,456,398

INHIBITION OF SGK1 IN THE TREATMENT OF HEART CONDITIONS

Beth Israel Deaconess Med...

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

US Pat. No. 10,456,302

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR APPLICATION OF NESTED ZERO WASTE EAR TO TRAVELING WEB

Curt G. Joa, Inc., Shebo...

1. A method of creating a disposable product, the method comprising:providing an extension panel web;
coupling tapes to a first edge and a second edge of said extension panel web;
folding said tapes over said first and second edges of said extension panel web;
bonding said extension panel web to a stretch laminate web at a first portion of said stretch laminate web and a second portion of said stretch laminate web to form a combination web;
slitting and spreading said combination web in a machine direction into first and second combination webs;
slitting said first and second combination webs in a cross-machine direction into first and second discrete combination web portions;
providing a side panel web having a top edge and a bottom edge;
intermittently coupling said first discrete combination web portion to said top edge of said side panel web;
intermittently coupling said second discrete combination web portion to said bottom edge of said side panel web;
folding said first and said second discrete combination web portions over said top and bottom edges of side panel web;
slitting and spreading said side panel web into a top side panel portion and a bottom side panel portion;
removing a portion of said side panel web from said top side panel portion between said discrete combination web portions;
removing a portion of said side panel web from said bottom side panel portion between said discrete combination web portions;
subsequently providing a chassis assembly having a top side portion and a bottom side portion;
intermittently coupling said top side panel portion to said top side of said chassis assembly;
intermittently coupling said bottom side panel portion to said bottom side portion of said chassis assembly; and
cutting said chassis assembly and said side panel portions in the cross-machine direction adjacently to said discrete combination web portions to create a single product.

US Pat. No. 10,456,276

MEDICAL DEVICE SUITABLE FOR LOCATION IN A BODY LUMEN

Veryan Medical Limited, ...

1. A stent suitable for deployment in a blood vessel, wherein the stent is expandable from a delivery configuration to an expanded deployed configuration, wherein upon application of a load to the stent when the stent is in the expanded deployed configuration the stent is movable from an unloaded expanded deployed configuration to a loaded expanded deployed configuration, wherein in the unloaded expanded deployed configuration the longitudinal axis of the stent is straight; and wherein in the loaded expanded deployed configuration the longitudinal axis of the stent is curved in three-dimensional space, such that the stent can cause at least a part of a longitudinal axis of a blood vessel in which it is deployed to curve in three-dimensional space, the stent comprising a plurality of spaced annular elements connected to each other by primary connecting elements and secondary connecting elements wherein the primary and secondary connecting elements are different from each other in at least one of a radial dimension, a circumferential dimension, a length, a width, a thickness, a geometry, a stiffness and a material used to form the primary and secondary connecting elements such difference biasing the stent to achieve the three-dimensional curvature during loading while the stent moves from the unloaded deployed expanded configuration to the loaded deployed expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,456,260

METHODS FOR ACCESSING A LEFT VENTRICLE

Trans Cardiac Therapeutic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,456,222

METHOD OF DAMPING LATERAL, AXIAL AND LONGITUDINAL FORCES ON DENTAL PROSTHESES USING SYNTHETIC PERIODONTAL LIGAMENT FIBERS

1. A method of damping forces on dental prostheses, the steps of the method comprising:aligning an arcuate full bar with two or more implants recessed into bone in a patient's mouth, the full bar defining a plurality of axial bores, the full bar comprising a plurality of downwardly-protruding transmucosal shanks for inserting in corresponding cavities defined by two or more implants sunk into a patient's mandible;
overlaying a generally convex, arcuate damping compression membrane of flexible material on a top surface of the full bar, the arcuate damping membrane having an upper convex membrane surface, a lower concave membrane surface, the damping membrane positioning above the full bar and below a half-bar and detachably affixed thereto; and
affixing to one of the implants and the full bar an arcuate half-bar having a convex upper half-bar surface and a concave lower half-bar surface defining a plurality of protuberances, the half-bar positioning on the upper membrane surface of the damping membrane, wherein the arcuate half-bar is detachably affixed to the full bar;
wherein the damping membrane is adapted to damp lateral, longitudinal, and axial compressive and tensile forces applied to prostheses and the half-bar by enabling rotation of the prostheses around the convex upper surface of the full bar.

US Pat. No. 10,456,192

BIPOLAR ELECTROSURGERY ACTUATOR

BIPAD, LLC, Point Lookou...

1. An actuator assembly adapted for use with a bipolar electrosurgical tool comprising a forceps having a tool plug at a proximal region and two blades mounted to the tool plug with facing interior surfaces, each blade extending from the tool plug to an electrode at a distal region of the blade and having an exterior surface with a handle portion at an intermediate region of the blade for articulation of the forceps by a hand of a user, wherein the tool plug is electrically connected to the electrodes for applying to tissue electrical current introduced to the tool plug as the user articulates the forceps with the handle portions, the actuator assembly comprising:a connector for mounting the actuator assembly on the tool plug and a switch on the connector movable between an open position and a closed position, wherein the connector is configured for connection to an electrical generating apparatus to introduce the electrical current to the tool plug in response to movement of the switch from the open position to the closed position; and
an actuator arm having a proximal region configured for mounting to the connector for movement of the actuator arm by the hand of the user toward the switch to place the switch in the closed position by contacting the switch with the actuator arm, wherein the actuator arm and the connector are configured so that the actuator arm extends from the proximal region thereof in the direction of the distal region of one of the two blades and is spaced from the exterior surface of said blade to permit movement of the actuator arm toward said exterior surface and into contact with the switch when the actuator assembly is mounted on the tool plug.

US Pat. No. 10,456,172

MAGNETICALLY ACTUATEABLE ROD INSERTION FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A system for spinal fixation, the system comprising:a first bone anchor including
a distal bone fastener member, and
a proximal rod housing comprising a first rod channel;
a first telescoping spinal rod dimensioned to fit within the first rod channel, the first telescoping spinal rod having an extended configuration and a collapsed configuration, wherein the first telescoping spinal rod has a first longitudinal length in the collapsed configuration and a second longitudinal length in the extended configuration, and wherein the first longitudinal length is less than the distance between a vertebral pedicle in a subject and an adjacent vertebral pedicle in the subject; and
a guide tower assembly for guiding a spinal rod into position from the first bone anchor to a second bone anchor, wherein the guide tower assembly comprises:
an elongate tower member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis;
a lumen running from the proximal end to the distal end of the elongate tower member;
a longitudinal slot in the elongate tower member that connects to the lumen;
a bone anchor engagement member at the distal end of the tower member configured to reversibly fasten the elongate tower member to the proximal rod housing of the first bone anchor;
a first rod holder having a first rod engagement feature at a distal end of the first rod holder and a first translating shaft connected to the first rod engagement feature, wherein the first translating shaft is capable of translating relative to the elongate tower member parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate tower member, and wherein the first rod engagement feature translates with the first translating shaft; and
a second rod holder having a second rod engagement feature at a distal end of the second rod holder and a second translating shaft connected to the second rod engagement feature, wherein the second translating shaft is capable of translating relative to the elongate tower member parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate tower member, wherein the second rod engagement feature translates with the second translating shaft and wherein the second translating shaft is capable of translating at a different velocity than a velocity of translation of the first translating shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,456,163

RETRACTION MECHANISM FOR MEDICAL DEVICE

Gyrus ACMI, Inc., Southb...

1. A device, comprising:a retractable shaft;
a shaft biasing spring; and
an actuator button;
wherein the retractable shaft is biased away from the actuator button by the shaft biasing spring;
wherein a magnetic attracting force is created between the retractable shaft and the actuator button upon actuation of the actuator button;
wherein before actuation, a distance between the actuator button and the retractable shaft is great enough that the magnetic attracting force is less than a biasing force of the shaft biasing spring such that the retractable shaft is biased away from the actuator button;
wherein upon actuation, the actuator button is depressed to make the distance between the actuator button and the retractable shaft sufficiently small such that the magnetic attracting force is greater than the biasing force of the shaft biasing spring to allow the retractable shaft to be biased towards the actuator button; and
wherein the actuator button comprises a button return spring that biases the actuator button away from the retractable shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,456,154

ELECTROSURGICAL FORCEPS WITH RESILIENT JAWS

GYRUS ACMI, INC., Southb...

1. An instrument comprising:a forceps comprising:
i. a hand piece;
ii. a tubular member connected to the hand piece; and
iii. a jaw assembly connected to the hand piece, the jaw assembly comprising:
a. a first jaw element comprising a gripping section and a flexing section, the flexing section includes an arcuate section;
b. a second jaw element opposing the first jaw element, the second jaw element comprises a gripping section;
wherein the tubular member is moveable onto the arcuate section of the first jaw element so that the flexing section of the first jaw element is flexed and the jaw assembly is moved into a closed position,
wherein the first jaw element, the second jaw element, or both includes a stiffening spine so that the jaw assembly is substantially rigid in the closed position,
wherein the first jaw element is electrically conductive, and the second jaw element is electrically conductive, and the first jaw element, the second jaw element, or both includes an electrically insulating jaw shroud, and
wherein the stiffening spine secures the jaw shroud to the first jaw element, the second jaw element, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,456,136

SURGICAL INCISION AND CLOSURE APPARATUS

Zipline Medical, Inc., C...

1. A method of closing a wound or incision, the method comprising:adhering first and second base panels to first and second sides of an incision or wound, respectively, each base panel comprising an upper surface, a tissue adherent lower surface, an outer lateral edge, and an inner lateral edge placed adjacent the incision or wound,
wherein each of the first and second base panels comprise force distribution structures coupled to the upper surface, each force distribution structure comprising an axial spine disposed substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first or second base panel and at least one lateral support extending laterally from the axial spine and disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the first or second base panel, the axial spine and the at least one lateral support being integral with one another, and
wherein the force distribution structures are configured to allow the inner lateral edges of the panels to expand while restraining expansion of the outer lateral edges of the panels;
coupling the first and second base panels together with a plurality of lateral ties; and
applying a tissue glue to the incision or wound between the inner lateral edges of the first and second panels.

US Pat. No. 10,456,082

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTACTING SKIN WITH SENSOR EQUIPMENT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A sensor structure for a user wearable apparatus, the sensor structure comprising:a sensor platform configured to be sandwiched between a body of the user wearable apparatus and skin of a user, where the sensor platform is configured to be supported on the body of the user wearable apparatus proximate a connection to be movable with relation to the body of the user wearable apparatus towards and away of the skin when the sensor structure is mounted to the user wearable apparatus and the user wearable apparatus is worn by the user;
a sensor supported on the sensor platform and configured to produce sensor signals corresponding to a property of the skin or underlying matter;
an actuator located on the sensor platform, where the actuator is configured to be located proximate the connection of the sensor platform to the user wearable apparatus, and where the actuator is configured to adjust position of the sensor platform towards and away of the skin;
a processor configured to receive the sensor signals and to determine suitable compensating movement of the sensor platform from the sensor signals and to cause the actuator to adjust the position of the sensor platform to prevent the sensor from moving away from the skin; and
a lateral float configured to enable lateral movement of the sensor platform with relation to the body, where the lateral float is configured to inhibit lateral movement of the sensor with relation to the skin.

US Pat. No. 10,456,079

DETECTING AND AVOIDING BLOOD VESSELS

ViOptix, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method comprising:providing a penetration sensor device comprising a tip and a sensor probe, wherein the sensor probe comprises a sensor unit comprising an emitter sensor opening and a detector sensor opening;
from a signal emitter component, transmitting a first light signal through the emitter sensor opening in a direction ahead of the tip into a tissue;
from a signal detector component, receiving a second light signal reflected from the tissue ahead of the tip through the detector sensor opening of the penetration sensor device;
based on information from the first light signal and the second light signal, determining an indication of presence of a blood vessel ahead of the tip of the penetration sensor device; and
identifying the tissue as a blood vessel if the indication for presence of a blood vessel is greater than a threshold, thereby differentiating a blood vessel from a nonvascular tissue inside a patient's body cavity during a surgical procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,456,027

ARCHITECTURE AND METHOD FOR MAXIMALLY STABLE EXTREMAL REGIONS (MSERS)-BASED EXUDATES DETECTION IN FUNDUS IMAGES FOR DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Khalifa University of Sci...

1. Architecture for maximally stable extremal regions (MSERs)-based detection of exudates in an ocular fundus comprising:a communication interface configured to receive pixels of an ocular fundus image; and
processing circuitry having a memory coupled to the communication interface, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to automatically:
store the pixels of the ocular fundus image within the memory;
provide labels within the memory for light image regions and dark image regions within the ocular fundus image for a given intensity threshold;
find MSERs within the stored pixels of the ocular fundus image based upon the labels;
generate an MSER pixel list based on the MSERs and MSER criteria that include a minimum MSER size in pixels and a maximum MSER size in pixels based upon an eye diameter size in the stored pixels of the ocular fundus image and store the MSER pixel list within the memory; and
provide for display through the communication interface the pixels of the ocular fundus image that are located within the MSER pixel list to indicate the exudates in the ocular fundus.

US Pat. No. 10,456,010

DEVICE AND METHODS OF IMPROVING LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY

TransEnterix Europe S.a.r...

1. A device for joining with an endoscope system for laparoscopic surgery to improve an interface between the endoscope system for laparoscopic surgery and a user of the endoscope system for laparoscopic surgery, the device comprising:at least one wireless transmitter having at least one depressable, operating key, the at least one wireless transmitter configured to send at least one signal to a wireless receiver;
at least one surgical instrument in communication with the wireless transmitter;
at least one wireless receiver configured to receive the at least one signal; and
an automated assistant in a form of at least one automated arm for moving the endoscope in at least two directions; and for enabling the endoscope to rotate around an insertion point into a body of a subject;
wherein the endoscope can pivot at the insertion point;
wherein the at least one wireless receiver is in communication with at least one computer and the at least one computer is in communication with the automated assistant,
wherein the automated assistant initiates movement based on a human action of depressing the at least one depressable key, and
wherein the automated assistant mechanically maneuvers the endoscope in response to the at least one signal
further wherein at least one of said at least one surgical instrument is identified;
wherein selection of a desired instrument is confirmed by depression of said at least one key on said wireless transmitter
wherein selection of said desired instrument is shifted upon said depression of said at least one key and selection of said desired instrument is confirmed upon prolonged depression of said at least one key.

US Pat. No. 10,455,967

CIRCULATOR COOKER

Anova Applied Electronics...

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

US Pat. No. 10,455,956

FRAME FOR A PLANAR DISPLAY PANE

LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. COR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,455,950

MATTRESS MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

DREAMWELL, LTD., Las Veg...

1. An innercore unit and bucket assembly alignment apparatus, comprisinga support comprising a planar conveying surface for supporting and automatically moving the innercore unit and bucket assembly from an entry point to an exit point;
a longitudinal reference rail parallel to and fixedly coupled to an edge of the conveying surface;
a retractable transverse reference rail coupled to the exit point forming a right angle with the longitudinal reference rail during alignment when in use;
a longitudinal positioning rail in movable communication with and coupled to the support configured to push the innercore unit and bucket assembly against the longitudinal reference rail; and
a transverse positioning rail in movable communication with and coupled to the support configured to push the innercore unit and bucket assembly against the retractable transverse reference rail while maintaining sliding engagement with the longitudinal reference rail,
wherein the longitudinal reference rail, the retractable transverse reference rail, and the longitudinal reference rail each comprise a contact surface perpendicular to the planar conveying surface, wherein each contact surface is configured to contact a respective side of the innercore unit and bucket assembly during alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,455,775

SYSTEM FOR GROWING PLANT UNDER SHADE

1. An equipment for capturing and channelling sun light under a shaded region, said equipment comprising: a sun light capturing unit attached to an upper end of a solar tube; a bent portion configured on a lower end of said solar tube, wherein said upper end of said solar tube is stationary and is positioned above a tree line of a canopy of trees, and said lower end is positioned proximal to the ground under the canopy of trees, wherein said solar tube is configured to direct said sun light to said lower end, wherein said bent portion is configured to rotate relative to said upper end of said solar tube by means of a drive mechanism, such that, said rotation of said bent portion causes the sun light to be directed in a desired direction and wherein one or more sensors are configured to be operatively coupled with said equipment in order to guide said rotation of said bent portion in desired areas, said one or more sensors being configured to detect areas of deficient sun light.
US Pat. No. 10,457,838

ADHESIVES AND RELATED METHODS

Avery Dennison Corporatio...

1. A cure in place liquid composition comprising:5-70 wt % of a first bodying component comprising an acrylic base polymer having a Mw of 5,000 to 1,000,000;
5-70 wt % of a second bodying component comprising a non-acrylic base polymer having a Mw of 1,000 to 500,000, selected from the group consisting of polyolefins, polyvinyl aromatics, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, polyesters, polyethers, and combinations thereof;
5-80 wt % of at least one structural diluent;
0-40 wt % of at least one radical addition diluent;
0-5.0 wt % of a first curative;
0-10 wt % of a second curative;
0-10 wt % photosensitizer; and
0-10 wt % stabilizer/process aid.
US Pat. No. 10,455,795

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 79150907

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

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 79150907, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125316.
US Pat. No. 10,455,798

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170052

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

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170052, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125441.
US Pat. No. 10,460,954

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

ENTEGRIS, INC., Billeric...

1. A liquid removal composition, comprising about 0.01 to about 25wt % of at least one fluoride-containing compound, about 0.01 wt % to about 99.9 wt % of at least one organic solvent, about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % water, about 0.01 wt % to about 20 wt % of at least one corrosion inhibitor, and about 0.01 wt % to about 2 wt % of at least one of a dielectric passivating agent and/or a silicon-containing compound, the dielectric passivating agent comprising a species selected from the group consisting of boric acid, ammonium biborate, ammonium pentaborate, sodium tetraborate, ammonium biborate, 3-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, iminodiacetic acid, and combinations thereof, wherein the composition is free of oxidizing agents and wherein said liquid removal composition is useful for removing anti-reflective coating (ARC) materials and/or post-etch residue from a microelectronic device having such materials and/or residue thereon.
US Pat. No. 10,455,845

DAIRY COMPOSITIONS AND METHOD OF MAKING

fairlife, LLC, Chicago, ...

1. A method for making a dairy composition, the method comprising:subjecting milk to an ultrafiltration step to produce a UF permeate fraction and a UF retentate fraction;
subjecting the UF permeate fraction to a nanofiltration step to produce a NF permeate fraction and a NF retentate fraction;
combining the UF retentate fraction with the NF permeate fraction to form a mixture;
subjecting the mixture to a diafiltration step to produce a DF permeate fraction and a DF retentate fraction;
combining the DF retentate fraction with the NF retentate fraction to form a blended composition; and
treating the blended composition with lactase enzyme to form a dairy composition having a lactose content of 0.1 to 1 wt. %.
US Pat. No. 10,460,973

ADHESIVE TAPE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

LINTEC CORPORATION, Itab...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor device, comprising:sticking a pressure sensitive adhesive tape on a front face of a semiconductor wafer;
forming a groove from the front face of the semiconductor wafer, or forming a modified region in an inside of the semiconductor wafer from the front face ora back face of the semiconductor wafer;
grinding the semiconductor wafer on which the pressure sensitive adhesive tape is stuck on the front face thereof, and the groove or modified region is formed, from the back face side to cingulate the semiconductor wafer into plural chips starting from the groove or modified region; and
releasing the pressure sensitive adhesive tape from the plural chips,
wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive tape comprises:
a base,
a buffer layer provided on one face of the base, and
a pressure sensitive adhesive layer provided on the other face of the base,
wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive tape has a ratio of a thickness of the buffer layer to a thickness of the base of 0.7 or less and an indentation depth of a front face on the buffer layer side of 2.5 ?m or less.
US Pat. No. 10,457,668

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF POSACONAZOLE INTERMEDIATE AND PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF AMORPHOUS POSACONAZOLE

BIOCON LIMITED, Kamataka...

1. A process for preparation of crystalline B-3 form of 4-(4-(4-(4-(((3R,5R)-5-((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methyl)-5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)tetrahydrofuran-3-yl)methoxy)phenyl) piperazin-1-yl)phenyl)-1-((2S,3S)-2-(benzyloxy)pentan-3-yl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5(4H)-one (III) comprising of:a) Treating a solution of 1-((2S,3S)-2-(benzyloxy)pentan-3-yl)-4-(4-(4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl)phenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5(4H)-one (II) in a polar organic solvent under nitrogen atmosphere with an alkali solution at a lower temperature;
b) Adding ((3S,5R)-5-((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methyl)-5-(2,4-difluorophenyl) tetrahydrofuran-3-yl)methyl 4-methylbenzenesulfonate (I) to step a) solution;
c) Adding an aliphatic ester solvent and water to the solution of step b);
d) Separating the layers;
e) Partially concentrating the organic layer and adding an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent at a lower temperature;
f) Stirring the reaction mass of step e) at elevated temperature; and
g) Cooling the reaction mass of step f), filtering and optionally washing with aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent to provide compound III in crystalline Form B-3.
US Pat. No. 10,457,717

ENGINEERED POLYPEPTIDES

DENALI THERAPEUTICS INC.,...

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

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

UCL BUSINESS PLC, London...


US Pat. No. 10,457,749

METHODS OF PURIFYING BISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES

NovImmune SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A method of purifying a bispecific antibody from a mixture of antibodies, the method comprising the steps of:(a) performing protein A chromatography on a biological sample to produce a mixed antibody composition comprising of (i) at least one bispecific antibody with a different specificity in each combining site and two copies of a single heavy chain polypeptide, a first light chain with a kappa constant region, and a second light chain with a lambda constant region (??-body); (ii) at least one monospecific antibody having two lambda light chains or portions thereof (? mono-Ab); and (iii) at least one monospecific antibody having two kappa light chains or portions thereof (? mono-Ab);
(b) contacting the mixed antibody composition with a separation means under conditions that allow for differential binding to the separation means by the ??-body as compared to the binding to the separation means by the ? mono-Ab and the ? mono-Ab, wherein the separation means comprises a combination of a hydrophobic interaction chromatography resin and a mix mode chromatography resin; and
(c) eluting the ??-body, the ? mono-Ab, and the ? mono-Ab from the separation means under conditions that allow for preferential detachment of the ??-body from the separation means as compared to detachment of ? mono-Ab and of the ? mono-Ab from the separation means.

US Pat. No. 10,462,815

METHOD FOR RECEIVING AN MAC CE FOR CONTENTION-BASED PUSCH IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a Contention Based (CB) grant and a CB-Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) associated with the CB grant;
transmitting a first Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including an identifier of the UE without uplink data using the CB grant;
receiving a CB MAC Control Element (CE) indicated by a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) addressed to the CB-RNTI in response to the MAC PDU transmission; and
transmitting a second MAC PDU including the identifier of the UE without the uplink data using the CB grant, when the CB MAC CE does not include the identifier of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,462,784

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INFORMATION SUBMISSION AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN INTERNET OF VEHICLES

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for allocating a resource in a V2X system, the method comprising:allocating, by a network-side device, sub-frame resources for node devices initially accessing a cell, and notifying the initially allocated sub-frame resources to the node devices initially accessing the cell; and
determining, by the network-side device, colliding node devices among the node devices which have accessed the cell, reallocating sub-frame resources for the colliding node devices, and notifying the reallocated sub-frame resources respectively to the colliding node devices;
wherein determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices comprises:
determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices according to interference information related to a sub-frame resource with interference reported by the node devices which have accessed the cell; and/or
determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices according to current positional information, of the node devices which have accessed the cell, reported by the node devices;
wherein determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices according to the interference information reported by the node devices in the cell comprises:
determining, by the network-side device, the sub-frame resource with interference according to such information carried in the interference information that indicates a gap between the sub-frame resource with interference and a sub-frame in which the interference information is transmitted; and
determining, by the network-side device, such node devices in the cell that access the sub-frame resource with interference, according to the positional information of the node devices in the cell, and allocation information of the sub-frame resources of the node devices in the cell, and determining the determined node devices as the colliding node devices; and
the determining, by the network-side device, the colliding node devices according to the positional information reported by the node devices in the cell comprises:
updating by the network-side device, its stored distances between node devices multiplexing sub-frame resources, according to the positional information reported by the node devices in the cell, and the sub-frame resources allocated by the network-side device for the node devices in the cell; and
determining, by the network-side device, node devices multiplexing any one of sub-frame resources as the colliding node devices, upon determining that a distance between the node devices multiplexing the any one of sub-frame resources is shorter than a preset shortest distance at which the any one of sub-frame resources is multiplexed.

US Pat. No. 10,462,755

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN NEW RADIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,754

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY REDUCING AN ALLOWABLE TRANSMIT POWER OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for selecting a wireless device for handover, the method comprising:receiving a power reduction indicator at a first access node from a wireless network, the power reduction indicator designated for wireless devices operating on a first channel at the first access node, the wireless devices comprising one or more high power classified wireless devices;
selecting one or more of the high power classified wireless devices for handover to a second channel based on a criteria, and the selection criteria comprises at least one of a current transmit power state, a power class, and a signal strength indicator of the second channel reported by the one or more high power classified wireless devices;
handing over the selected one or more high power classified wireless devices to the second channel; and
reducing a maximum allowable power for the unselected high power classified wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,744

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

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,743

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

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,742

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,741

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

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,737

METHODS AND SYSTEMS RELATING TO ULTRA WIDEBAND TRANSCEIVERS

Transfert Plus, Societe e...

1. A transceiver circuit comprising:a radio frequency (RF) signal generator circuit for transmitting data, the RF signal generator circuit receiving a first data signal to be transmitted and a clock signal characterized by a clock frequency and generating a first wireless signal which is coupled to a first RF antenna;
a RF receiver circuit for receiving data, the RF receiver circuit employing energy detection to detect a second wireless signal received by a second antenna and extract a second data signal;
a first control circuit for controlling the generation of the transmitted data such that each bit being transmitted is comprised of a plurality N pulses generated by the RF signal generator circuit wherein each pulse of the N pulses is at a predetermined frequency of a plurality M frequencies, has a predetermined amplitude, and has a predetermined pulse length, where M and N are integers, and where N?2 and M?2; wherein
a first power management circuit for selective powering down and powering up predetermined portions of the RF signal generator circuit; and
a second power management circuit for selective powering down and powering up predetermined portions of the RF receiver circuit; and wherein
the RF signal generator circuit employs biphasic phase scrambling of sequential pulses such that each pulse has either a first phase or a second phase and the biphasic phase scrambling is pseudo-random;
in a first configuration:
the RF signal generator circuit incorporates a dual output amplifier wherein a first output of the dual output amplifier has the first phase and a second output of the dual output amplifier has the second phase;
the dual outputs of the dual output amplifier are coupled to a switch; and
the switch selectively selects either the first output of the dual output amplifier with the first phase or the second output of the dual output amplifier with the second phase in dependence upon a pseudo-random control signal coupled to the switch; and
in a second configuration:
the biphasic phase scrambling is implemented by affecting a startup condition of a digitally controlled ring oscillator within the RF signal generator circuit such that it starts up with either an output having the first phase or an output with the second phase; and
the digitally controlled ring oscillator is affected by a pseudo-random control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,735

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

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,713

TECHNIQUES FOR HANDOVER PROCEDURE MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,696

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

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,694

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS NETWORK MANAGEMENT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,692

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING D2D SIGNAL OR SELECTING RELAY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing measurement by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving Device-to-Device (D2D) signals transmitted by a plurality of relay UEs;
performing first measurement using a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)-passed D2D signal of a first ID;
performing second measurement using a CRC-passed D2D signal of a second ID;
wherein a result of the first measurement is used after updating by using a result of the second measurement, when the first ID is same with the second ID, and
wherein the result of the first measurement is used without the updating by using the result of the second measurement, when the first ID is different from the second ID.

US Pat. No. 10,462,658

USER EQUIPMENT HAVING WEB REAL TIME COMMUNICATION ARCHITECTURE

Avago Technologies Intern...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,642

PANIC MODE MANAGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Republic Wireless, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,638

LONE WORKER FALL DETECTION

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,635

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

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,622

MANAGING DELIVERY OF MESSAGES TO NON-STATIONARY MOBILE CLIENTS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more computing systems:receiving, from a first mobile client associated with a first user via a messaging application running on the first mobile client, a request to send a message to a second user;
accessing location information associated with the second user, wherein the location information comprises a velocity of the second mobile client;
accessing, activity information associated with the second user, wherein the activity information indicates whether the second user is currently active on a social-networking application running on the second mobile client;
determining, based on the velocity of the second mobile client, that the second mobile client is non-stationary;
determining, responsive to the determination that the second mobile client is non-stationary, an activity-level of the second user with respect to the second mobile client based on whether the second user is currently active on the social-networking application running on the second mobile client; and
based on the determined activity-level of the second user:
if the activity-level of the second user is below a threshold activity-level, then sending, to the first mobile client associated with the first user via the messaging application running on the first mobile client, a confirmation prompt for display to the first user, the confirmation prompt being operable to allow the first user to confirm whether the message to the second user should be sent;
else if the activity-level of the second user is not below the threshold activity-level, sending, to the second mobile client associated with the second user via a messaging application running on the second mobile client, the message from the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,462,590

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER LOCATION-BASED MULTI-ZONE MEDIA

Sound United, LLC., Vist...

1. A system for presenting audio content, the system comprising:an audio player operable to send audio content to two active audio zones of a plurality of audio zones according to a movement of a listener, wherein:
a location of the listener is monitored and associated with only one audio zone, of the plurality of audio zones, at a time, and
as the listener moves between different audio zones, the audio zone that the listener exits is the first audio zone of the two active audio zones, and the audio zone that the listener enters is the second audio zone of the two active audio zones.

US Pat. No. 10,462,584

METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEARING APPARATUS, AND HEARING APPARATUS

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

14. A hearing apparatus, comprising:at least one microphone for converting ambient sound into a microphone signal; and
a signal processor, in which at least three classifiers are implemented independently of one another for analyzing a respectively assigned acoustic dimension, said signal processor programmed to:
derive a plurality of features from the microphone signal or an input signal formed from the microphone signal;
supplying the features to said at least three classifiers, each of said classifiers being supplied with a specifically assigned selection of the features;
generating, via a respective classifier, a respective piece of information about a manifestation of the respectively assigned acoustic dimension assigned to said respective classifier, the respective piece of information is a probability value regarding an occurrence of the respectively assigned acoustic dimension; and
taking at least one of at least three pieces of information about the manifestation of the respectively assigned acoustic dimension as a basis for altering at least one signal processing algorithm that is executed for processing the microphone signal or the input signal to produce an output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,581

METHOD OF DETECTING A DEFECT IN A HEARING INSTRUMENT, AND HEARING INSTRUMENT

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of detecting a defect in a hearing instrument having a first input transducer and an output transducer, the method comprising:determining a first transfer function of a first acoustic system including the output transducer and the first input transducer;
determining at least a first reference function for the first transfer function;
comparing the first transfer function with the first reference function;
detecting a defect in the hearing instrument based on a result of the comparing step;
determining a second transfer function of a second acoustic system comprising the output transducer and a second input transducer of the hearing instrument;
determining a second reference function for the second transfer function;
comparing the second transfer function with the second reference function;
detecting a defect in the hearing instrument based on a comparison of the first transfer function with the first reference function and based on a comparison of the second transfer function with the second reference function;
detecting a defect of one or both of the first input transducer and the output transducer;
predetermining a first limit value, a second limit value and a third limit value;
taking a first difference from the first transfer function and the first reference function;
taking a second difference from the second transfer function and the second reference function;
taking a third difference from the first transfer function and the second transfer function; and
detecting a defect at the first input transducer when the first difference exceeds the first limit value in at least one frequency range, while the second difference does not exceed the second limit value; and/or
detecting a defect in the output transducer when frequency ranges exist for the first difference and second difference respectively in which the first limit value or the second limit value is exceeded, yet the third difference does not exceed the third limit value.

US Pat. No. 10,462,576

ACOUSTIC DEVICE

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. An acoustic device, comprising a frame and a vibration system fixed to the frame, wherein the vibration system comprises a first vibrating diaphragm fixed to the frame, a voice coil driving the first vibrating diaphragm to vibrate and produce a sound, a second vibrating diaphragm fixed to an end of the voice coil which is away from the first vibrating diaphragm, and a flexible circuit board, the flexible circuit board comprises a first fixing arm and a second fixing arm respectively fixed to the frame and the voice coil, an elastic arm connecting the first fixing arm and the second fixing arm, and a pad respectively extending from two ends of the second fixing arm, the pad is located on an inner side of the voice coil, the second vibrating diaphragm comprises a vibration portion and a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion respectively extending from two opposite sides of the vibration portion, the first fixing portion is fixed to the first fixing arm, and the second fixing portion is fixed to the second fixing arm;wherein there are two flexible circuit boards, and the two flexible circuit boards are respectively located on two opposite sides of the frame; and
wherein there are two second vibrating diaphragms, and the two second vibrating diaphragms are respectively fixed to the two flexible circuit boards and are symmetrically disposed about the voice coil.

US Pat. No. 10,462,569

PROVIDING AGGREGATE PLAYBACK INFORMATION

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,560

DRIVER ASSEMBLIES, HEADPHONES INCLUDING DRIVER ASSEMBLIES, AND RELATED METHODS

SkullCandy, Inc., Park C...

1. A driver assembly, comprising:a housing structure;
a magnet assembly within the housing structure and comprising:
a permanent magnet;
a plate structure underlying the permanent magnet;
a voice coil circumscribing the permanent magnet and the plate structure; and
a yoke structure at least partially surrounding the permanent magnet, the plate structure, and the voice coil;
opposing spring structures coupled to the housing structure at different vertical positions than one another and configured to impede horizontal movement of the permanent magnet, the plate structure, and the yoke structure while permitting vertical movement thereof; and
a tubular structure provided within and vertically extending through aligned, centrally horizontally positioned apertures in the opposing spring structures and the magnet assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,462,538

CUSTOMIZED GENERATION OF HIGHLIGHT SHOW WITH NARRATIVE COMPONENT

Thuuz, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,516

SPORTS BAR MODE AUTOMATIC VIEWING DETERMINATION

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,512

MUSIC SERVICE WITH MOTION VIDEO

Gracenote, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving primary audio content;
determining, by at least one hardware processor, that at least one reference audio content satisfies a predetermined similarity threshold based on a comparison of the primary audio content with the at least one reference audio content;
for each one of the at least one reference audio content, identifying motion video content based on the motion video content being stored in association with the one of the at least one reference audio content and not stored in association with the primary audio content; and
causing the identified motion video content to be displayed on a device concurrently with a presentation of the primary audio content on the device by (i) synchronizing data of the at least one reference audio content with data of the primary audio content and (ii) synchronizing the identified motion video content with the primary audio content based on the synchronizing of the data of the at least one reference audio content with the data of the primary audio content.

US Pat. No. 10,462,504

TARGETING VIDEOS BASED ON VIEWER SIMILARITY

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,485

POINT CLOUD GEOMETRY COMPRESSION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system comprising: one or more sensors configured to capture a plurality of points that make up a point cloud, wherein each of the respective points comprises spatial information identifying a spatial location of the respective point; and an encoder configured to generate a compressed point cloud, wherein to generate the compressed point cloud, the encoder is configured to: sub-sample a captured point cloud captured by the one or more sensors, wherein the sub-sampled point cloud comprises fewer points than the captured point cloud; and for respective ones of the points of the sub-sampled point cloud: identify a location between the respective point of the sub-sampled point cloud and a neighboring point in the sub-sampled point cloud; and determine, based on comparing the location to the captured point cloud, whether a point in a decompressed point cloud is to be included at the location, not included at the location, or relocated relative to the location; and encode data for the compressed point cloud comprising: spatial information for the points of the sub-sampled point cloud; and data indicating, for each of the respective locations, whether a respective point is to be included at the location, not included at the location, or relocated relative to the location in the decompressed point cloud.

US Pat. No. 10,462,482

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

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,474

CODING OF SIGNIFICANCE MAPS AND TRANSFORM COEFFICIENT BLOCKS

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,470

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

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,469

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

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,446

PROCESSING A DEPTH MAP FOR AN IMAGE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,442

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING VEHICULAR ACTIVITY

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,436

PROJECTOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,430

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

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,420

ESTABLISHING A VIDEO CONFERENCE DURING A PHONE CALL

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,400

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A solid-state imaging device comprising:a plurality of pixels each of which includes:
a photoelectric conversion portion which photoelectrically converts incident light to generate a signal charge;
a charge holding portion that accumulates the signal charge transferred from the photoelectric conversion portion;
a floating diffusion region to which the signal charge of the charge holding portion is transferred;
a first transfer gate configured to transfer the signal charge from the photoelectric conversion portion to the charge holding portion; and
a second transfer gate configured to transfer the signal charge from the charge holding portion to the floating diffusion region,
wherein:
the photoelectric conversion portion includes a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type, and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type including a majority carrier of a polarity of the signal charge formed under the first semiconductor region,
the charge holding portion includes a third semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, and a fourth semiconductor region of the second conductivity type formed under the third semiconductor region,
in a cross section including the charge holding portion, the floating diffusion region and the second transfer gate, a first side edge of the fourth semiconductor region on the floating diffusion region side is provided between the floating diffusion region and a first side edge of the third semiconductor region on the floating diffusion region side, and
in the cross section, the floating diffusion region and the fourth semiconductor region are isolated by a semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, the semiconductor region being in contact with a surface of a semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,462,387

INFRARED IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An infrared imaging device comprising:an imaging element comprising a plurality of infrared detection pixels which are two-dimensionally arranged;
a diaphragm that is provided closer to an object than the imaging element;
a temperature detection unit, including a sensor that detects a temperature of the diaphragm; and
a processor configured to subtract, from at least a portion of each of a plurality of captured image data obtained by capturing images with the imaging element in a state in which an F-number of the diaphragm is set to a plurality of values, a signal value corresponding to an amount of infrared rays which are radiated from the diaphragm and are based on the F-number when each of the plurality of captured image data is acquired and the temperature detected by the temperature detection unit, and combine the plurality of captured image data after the subtraction to generate composite image data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,373

IMAGING DEVICE CONFIGURED TO CONTROL A REGION OF IMAGING

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging device comprising:an imaging unit including an image sensor;
a display unit including a display panel; and
a control unit including a CPU,
wherein the control unit is configured to:
make the display unit successively display an entire image that is successively taken by the imaging unit as a live-view image;
during display of the entire image as the live-view image, set a cutting region at a predetermined position in an imaging range of the imaging unit;
displace a position of the cutting region in the imaging range so as to track movement of a specific subject in the imaging range;
fix the position of the cutting region in the imaging range before a first operation is performed, and when the first operation is performed, displace the position of the cutting region so as to track movement of the specific subject in the imaging range;
at least before the first operation is performed, display an image at a region other than the cutting region in the entire image that is successively displayed on the display unit as the live-view image so that the image at the region other than the cutting region is displayed in a predetermined display mode so as to be relatively less prominent than a partial image corresponding to the cutting region;
before the first operation is performed, allow at least one of a size and a shape of the cutting region to be changed while fixing the position of the cutting region relative to the imaging range; and
when the first operation is performed, displace the position of the cutting region while fixing the size and the shape of the cutting region.

US Pat. No. 10,462,365

LOW POWER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,363

OPTICAL APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,342

IMAGING MODULE AND IMAGING-MODULE-ATTACHED CATHETER

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An imaging module comprising:an image-sensing device comprising an image-sensing device electrode;
a first substrate comprising:
a first insulating substrate main body;
a first wiring disposed on the first insulating substrate main body;
an electrode terminal electrically connected to the image-sensing device electrode and the first wiring; and
a first cable terminal disposed on a surface of the first insulating substrate main body, and electrically connected to the first wiring;
a second substrate comprising:
a second insulating substrate main body;
a second wiring disposed on the second insulating substrate main body; and
a second cable terminal disposed on a surface of the second insulating substrate main body, and electrically connected to the second wiring; and
a signal cable disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and that electrically connects the first cable terminal to the second cable terminal,
wherein
D1 is a length of a first diagonal line on a light-receiving face of the image-sensing device,
D2 is a length of a second diagonal line on an end face of the second insulating substrate main body, and
D2 is less than or equal to D1.

US Pat. No. 10,462,335

VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE

FUJITSU TEN Limited, Kob...

1. A video processing device that generates a display video signal to be supplied to a liquid crystal display having a liquid crystal that is driven by a frame inversion scheme, the video processing device comprising:a control microcomputer that controls a data enable signal of an interlace video signal that is input to the control microcomputer from outside the control microcomputer, the interlace video signal input to the control microcomputer having a series of fields each of which includes a data signal and a vertical synchronization signal, the control microcomputer controlling the data enable signal such that a display invalid section having a length corresponding to a predetermined number of the fields is set for the interlace video signal at a predetermined period based on the vertical synchronization signal to cause skipping of a video output for one field at the predetermined period to inverse a polarity of an electrode of the liquid crystal display; and
a video signal processor that generates the display video signal by setting the display invalid section for the interlace video signal based on the data enable signal controlled by the control microcomputer and outputs the display video signal to the liquid crystal display.

US Pat. No. 10,462,301

CALL INTENT NOTIFICATION FOR ESTABLISHING A CALL

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A system comprising:a processing apparatus; and
memory storing code that is executable by the processing apparatus to perform operations including:
receiving an indication that a first user performs an action on a first user terminal to initiate a call with a second user of a second user terminal and via a communication service;
determining one or more of that the second user terminal is currently unavailable to answer a call through said communication service, or that the second user is currently unavailable to answer a call through said communication service;
sending, automatically and responsive to said determining, a call intent notification to the second user terminal via an out-of-band communication channel that is separate from the communication service; and
including in the notification a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) number enabling the second user terminal to initiate a PSTN call with the first user terminal using the PSTN number and via a connection between the first and second user terminals over a PSTN network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,283

GEO-FENCING IN A BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEM

ADEMCO INC., Golden Vall...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium with an executable program stored thereon, wherein the executable program instructs a mobile device having location services and a communication interface for communicating with a remote server to perform the following:save information pertaining to a geo-fence, wherein the geo-fence is associated with a user of the mobile device and defines a boundary of a fixed location of a building;
save a previous geo-fence state of the mobile device both locally on the mobile device and remotely on the remote server, wherein the previous geo-fence state is based on a previous location of the mobile device, and wherein the previous geo-fence state is selected from at least an inside geo-fence state in which the previous location of the mobile device is determined to be inside of the boundary of the fixed location of the building and an outside geo-fence state in which the previous location of the mobile device is determined to be outside of the boundary of the fixed location of the building;
identify a current location of the mobile device via the location services;
determine a current geo-fence state of the mobile device based on the current location of the mobile device, wherein the current geo-fence state is selected from at least the inside geo-fence state in which the current location of the mobile device is determined to be inside of the boundary of the fixed location of the building and the outside geo-fence state in which the mobile device is determined to be outside of the boundary of the fixed location of the building;
compare the current geo-fence state with the previous geo-fence state;
when the current geo-fence state fails to match the previous geo-fence state, communicate the current geo-fence state to the remote server to update the previous geo-fence state to reflect the current geo-fence state; and
when the current geo-fence state matches the previous geo-fence state, refrain from communicating the current geo-fence state to the remote server.

US Pat. No. 10,462,280

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING APPROPRIATE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR CALL CONNECTION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A device comprising:a memory that stores instructions; and
a processor that executes the instructions stored in the memory to:
acquire a call connection request that requests a call connection from a source telephone number to a destination telephone number;
select, as a calling telephone number, one of source telephone numbers that have been assigned to a source telephone that has sent the call connection request, in accordance with a condition relevant to the destination telephone number;
compare the calling telephone number with the source telephone number of the requested call connection to determine whether the calling telephone number differs from the source telephone number of the requested call connection; and
upon detecting that the calling telephone number differs from the source telephone number of the requested call connection, cause the source telephone to display a message prompting a user to change the source telephone number of the requested call connection to the calling telephone number.

US Pat. No. 10,462,277

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING FUNCTION OF MOBILE TERMINAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a communication interface for communicating with a first wearable device and a second wearable device; and
a processor configured to:
select the first wearable device and the second wearable device from among a plurality of wearable devices connected to the electronic device via the communication interface based on respective performance information, that identifies a performance value at which a specific operation is performed, of each of the plurality of wearable devices and minimum performance information required for performing the specific operation associated with the electronic device;
receive, via the communication interface, sensing information from the first wearable device based on selecting the first wearable device, wherein the sensing information is obtained by a sensor of the first wearable device being worn by a user; and
control the communication interface to transmit the sensing information to the second wearable device being worn by the user based on selecting the second wearable device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,248

DIGITAL CONTENT SHARING CLOUD SERVICE SYSTEM, DIGITAL CONTENT SHARING CLOUD SERVICE DEVICE, AND METHOD USING THE SAME

SK PLANET CO., LTD., Seo...

1. A computer-implemented cloud service device comprising:a conversion information collection unit configured to collect conversion information including network information and device information corresponding to at least one terminal device;
a conversion factor determination unit configured to:
determine a conversion factor that is configured to convert an original content based on the conversion information;
determine a converted content size of an original content size corresponding to a download speed of the terminal device;
set the determined converted content size as a base conversion factor;
calculate a first result by applying a first application rate to the set base conversion factor, wherein the first application rate is set corresponding to performance information of the terminal device such that the first application rate is set to 100% when the set base conversion factor is allocated to the performance information having a first maximum value; and
determine the conversion factor by applying a second application rate to the calculated first result after calculating the first result, wherein the second application rate is set corresponding to storage space information of the terminal device such that the second application rate is set to 100% when the set base conversion factor is allocated to the storage space information having a second maximum value; and
a content conversion unit configured to:
convert the original content based on the conversion factor; and
transmit the converted content to the terminal device,
wherein the device information comprises the storage space information of the terminal device and the performance information of the terminal device,
wherein the performance information comprises at least one of central processing unit (CPU) information or resolution information of the terminal device,
wherein the network information comprises at least one of network type information, bandwidth information or a data rate guaranteeing a preset bit error rate, and
wherein at least one of the conversion information collection unit, the conversion factor determination unit, or the content conversion unit is executed by a processor using programs and at least one of non-transitory storage devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,242

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SHAREABLE LINKS TO CONTENT ITEMS STORED IN AN ONLINE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Dropbox, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method for recommendations for shareable links to content items stored in an online content management service, the method performed by a computing system comprising one or more processing units and memory, the method comprising:monitoring requests to access content items via corresponding shareable links to the content items including, for each request to access a content item, incrementing, in a share history of a first user, a view count associated with the corresponding shareable link to the content item;
based, at least in part, on the monitoring, identifying a first content item, of the content items, receiving at least a threshold number of requests to access the first content item via the corresponding shareable link to the first content item according to the view count, in the share history of the first user, associated with the corresponding shareable link to the first content item;
identifying, in the share history of the first user, a target identifier of a second user with which the corresponding shareable link to the first content item is shared by the first user;
identifying a second content item that: (a) the first user is currently not sharing, and (b) has one or more characteristics in common with the first content item; and
sending a recommendation to the first user to create and share a shareable link to the second content item with the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,462,236

COORDINATING METGADATA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory device coupled to the at least one processor and comprising instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
receive data from a media streaming source configured to stream a plurality of media items,
receive, from a metadata coordination engine, metadata corresponding to a media item of the plurality of media items, wherein the metadata comprises a plurality of geographic location-specific consumption experiences, wherein each of the plurality of geographic location consumption experiences comprises presentation information associated with the media item for a particular geographic location,
encode a secure stream including the media item and the metadata corresponding to the media item, and
send the secure stream to two or more client devices,
wherein presentation of the media item is customized for a first client device of the two or more client devices based on a first geographic location-specific consumption experience for a geographic location of the first client device from the metadata, and
wherein presentation of the media item is customized for a second client device of the two or more client devices based on a second geographic location-specific consumption experience for a geographic location of the second client device from the metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,462,222

CLOUD STORAGE METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Wolfram Research, Inc., ...

1. A method for adding data to a cloud storage object for storing data, the method comprising:receiving, at one or more processors, one or more messages corresponding to a request to add data to an electronic storage object that is accessible on a network, the one or more messages corresponding to the electronic storage object to which data is to be stored, and including raw data corresponding to the data that is to be stored; and
responsive to the one or more messages:
locating, at one or more processors, the electronic storage object in a database,
identifying, at one or more processors, data conversion metadata in the electronic storage object that indicates how the raw data is to be converted to formatted data in a format that is recognized by a computational application,
using the data conversion metadata to convert, at one or more processors, the raw data to the formatted data in the format recognized by the computational application, and
storing the formatted data to the electronic storage object in the database.