US Pat. No. 10,116,718

DIGITAL CONTENT STREAMING TO LOSS INTOLERANT STREAMING CLIENTS

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. In a digital medium environment to stream digital content, a system comprising:a repair module implemented at least partially in hardware of a client device to repair an error in the stream of digital content using heuristics, the stream of digital content having a plurality of packets configured according to a loss tolerant format;
a segment formation module implemented at least partially in hardware of the client device to form the repaired stream of digital content into a plurality of segments in a media presentation consumable by a loss intolerant hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) streaming client implemented at least partially in hardware of the client device;
a manifest module implemented at least partially in hardware of the client device to configure a manifest file mapping time periods to respective segments of the plurality of segments within the media presentation; and
a streaming server implemented at least partially in hardware of the client device to provide the manifest file to the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) streaming client and form a response to a request executed by the HTTP streaming client, the request including at least one of the plurality of segments based on the manifest file.

US Pat. No. 10,116,657

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING BLOCK CHAIN-BASED MULTIFACTOR PERSONAL IDENTITY VERIFICATION

BLACK GOLD COIN, INC., L...

1. A system for providing blockchain-based personal identity verification, the system comprising:one or more computer-readable storage media configured to store a blockchain;
a computer system comprising one or more processors programmed to execute computer program instructions that, when executed, cause the computer system to:
assign a verification address associated with the blockchain to an individual, the individual having a previously verified personal identity;
store, at the one or more computer-readable storage media, an identifier of the individual and biometric information of the individual in association with the verification address associated with the blockchain, and
wherein the biometric information is related to biometric data of the individual, and the verification address is derived from private and public keys;
obtain, from a client-side device, the identifier and biometric data in connection with a request to verify the individual's identity, the request indicating the verification address associated with the blockchain;
obtain the stored identifier and the stored biometric information using the verification address indicated in the request; and
sign verification of the individual's identity responsive to a determination that the identifier of the request and the biometric data of the request match the stored identifier and the stored biometric information.

US Pat. No. 10,116,489

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NETWORK ACCESS DEVICE

BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An apparatus for managing a network access device, the apparatus comprising one or more non-transitory computer readable medium configured to store computer-executable instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:set up a connection between a terminal device and the network access device;
send, by the terminal device, a brand/model request message to the network access device, and obtain information characterizing the brand/model of the network access device from a brand/model response message returned by the network access device;
initiate, by the terminal device, a query request according to the information characterizing the brand/model of the network access device to obtain a management adaptation scheme of the network access device corresponding to the information characterizing the brand/model of the network access device from pre-stored management adaptation schemes of network access devices with respective brands/models, the query request initiated by carrying the information characterizing the brand/model of the network access device in an adaptation scheme request message, sending the adaptation scheme request message to a server according to a preset address of the server, and obtaining the management adaptation scheme of the network access device corresponding to the information characterizing the brand/model of the network access device from an adaptation scheme response message from the server; and
execute, at the terminal device, the corresponding management adaptation scheme of the network access device by converting a network access device management command input by a user into a URL-based message, and sending the URL-based message to the network access device so that the network access device performs the corresponding operation according to the network access device management command,
wherein the management adaptation scheme of the network access device corresponding to the information characterizing the brand/model of the network access device is selected by the server from the management adaptation schemes of the network access devices with the respective brands/models stored by the server.

US Pat. No. 10,116,468

LOW POWER CHIP-TO-CHIP BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

KANDOU LABS, S.A., Lausa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a receiver, symbols of a codeword, the symbols received via wires of a multi-wire bus, the codeword representing an aggregate sum of a plurality of sub-channel constituent codewords, each sub-channel constituent codeword representing a weight applied to an associated sub-channel vector of a plurality of sub-channel vectors of an orthogonal matrix;
generating a plurality of comparator outputs using a plurality of common-mode resistant multi-input comparators (MICs), each common-mode resistant MIC having a set of input coefficients representing a corresponding sub-channel vector of the plurality of sub-channel vectors, each sub-channel vector (i) mutually orthogonal and (ii) orthogonal to a common-mode sub-channel vector, each comparator output indicative of the weight applied to the corresponding sub-channel vector;
outputting a set of forward-channel output bits formed based on the plurality of comparator outputs;
obtaining a sequence of reverse-channel bits; and
transmitting the sequence of reverse-channel bits by sequentially transmitting common-mode codewords over the wires of the multi-wire bus, each common-mode codeword transmitted by modulating weights of a common-mode sub-channel vector according to a corresponding bit in the sequence of reverse-channel bits.

US Pat. No. 10,116,463

BRIDGING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A bridging apparatus comprising:an address-table managing unit configured to manage an address table in which devices connected to networks are registered, start an aging timer for registered addresses in the address table, and delete registered addresses in the address table at an expiration of the aging timer;
a presence-check-frame transmission control unit configured to transmit a presence check frame for checking whether a device is connected to a network; and
at least one network transmission-reception control unit configured to call, upon receipt of a response request frame transmitted from a first device connected to a first network toward a second device connected to a second network, the address-table managing unit to register the first device in the address table and check whether the second device is registered in the address table, and when the second device is registered in the address table, transmit an acknowledgement to the first device and transfer the response request frame to the second network, whereas when the second device is not registered in the address table, discard the received response request frame and instruct the presence-check-frame transmission control unit to transmit the presence check frame to the second network, wherein
the at least one network transmission-reception control unit is configured to prompt the first device to retransmit the response request frame when an acknowledgement to the presence check frame is received from the second device, and
the address-table managing unit is configured to
start or restart the aging timer for the first device in response to determining that the at least one network transmission-reception control unit received the response request frame from the first device,
start the aging timer for the second device in response to determining that the second device becomes registered in the address table, and
delete registration information for the first device or the second device in the address table in response to determining the expiration of the aging timer for the first device or the second device, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,116,459

TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR COMMON MESSAGE AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A network device, comprising:a non-transitory memory comprising an execution instruction; and
a processor coupled to the non-transitory memory, wherein the execution instruction causes the processor to:
determine transmission time instances for a system information block 1 (SIB 1) message corresponding to a first terminal according to a transmission period for the SIB 1 message corresponding to the first terminal and a start time instance of the transmission time instances for the SIB 1 message corresponding to the first terminal, wherein the transmission time instances for the SIB 1 message corresponding to the first terminal are a part of time instances of cell transmission time instances for the SIB 1 message; and
send the SIB 1 message at the determined transmission time instances corresponding to the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,454

AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND AUTHENTICATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An authentication method in an authentication system including a server, a device, and a first controller that controls the device, the authentication method comprising:storing, at the device, a first certificate revocation list and device history information, the first certificate revocation list having first age-identifying information;
storing, at the server, a second certificate revocation list, the second certificate revocation list having second age-identifying information;
transmitting, from the device to the first controller, device history information with the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list;
transmitting, from the first controller to the server, the device history information with the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list and added authentication information;
comparing, at the server, the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list to the second age-identifying information of the second certificate revocation list;
if the first age-identifying information is indicated to be older than the second age-identifying information, judging that the first controller is unauthorized; and
if the first age-identifying information is indicated to be same as or younger than the second age-identifying information, judging that the first controller is authorized and judging that the first controller is set to receive an updated certificate revocation list from the server,
wherein, when the first controller is judged to be unauthorized, the server no longer transmits the updated certificate revocation list to the first controller.

US Pat. No. 10,116,446

CRYPTOGRAPHIC IGNITION KEY (CIK) EMBEDDED IN REMOVABLE DATA CARTRIDGE

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A removable data storage device, comprising:a housing comprising:
a data memory configured to store data subject to cryptographic processing;
at least one connector configured to be removably engaged with a host system;
a cryptographic ignition key device separate from the data memory, and comprising one or more cryptographic ignition keys to be transferred to the host system via a cryptographic ignition key interface for authentication of users;
a data memory interface in communication with the data memory and configured to communicate data subject to cryptographic processing to the host system via the at least one connector; and
the cryptographic ignition key interface configured to communicate the one or more cryptographic ignition keys to the host system to authenticate a user of the host system,
wherein the cryptographic ignition key and the data are transferred to the cryptographic ignition key device and the data memory of the removable data storage device, respectively, at a remote terminal, and
wherein once the user is authenticated at the host system, then the data from the removable data storage device is transferred to the host system.

US Pat. No. 10,116,386

METHODS FOR DETERMINING RECEIVER COUPLING EFFICIENCY, LINK MARGIN, AND LINK TOPOLOGY IN ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLES

SAMTEC, INC., New Albany...

1. A method of determining link topology of a communication system including channels connecting corresponding transmitters and receivers, each of the channels including a light source, a photodetector optically connected to the light source, and a transimpedance amplifier connected to an output of the photodetector, wherein the transimpedance amplifier squelches its output when optical power detected by the photodetector is below a threshold optical power, the method comprising:selecting a pattern of optical powers of the light sources in a test transmitter to be either above the threshold optical power or below the threshold optical power; and
determining which receiver is connected to the test transmitter by matching a pattern of squelched and non-squelched transimpedance amplifier outputs in the receiver with the pattern of optical powers of the light sources in the test transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,116,354

HARVEST TAG DESIGN AND SYSTEMS

VIETAGZ, LLC, Sarasota, ...

1. An energy harvesting system comprising:(a) a harvesting tag comprising an antenna tuned for both solo performance and paired performance with at least one NFC tag and turned to operate within an electromagnetic field, wherein the antenna comprises an inductive coil and the electromagnetic field is a first inductive field generated by a NFC-enabled portable electronic device;
(b) a secondary hardware module adapted to receive an energy signal from the harvesting tag and generate an output, wherein
(i) the output is a first content type when the harvesting tag is not coupled with the at least one NFC tag,
(ii) the output is a second content type when the harvesting tag is coupled with the at least one NFC tag,
(iii) the secondary hardware module comprises a electroluminescent material,
(iv) the at least one NFC tag is configured to generate a second inductive field in response to the first inductive field, and
(v) the system further comprises software-controlled hardware that is coupled to the harvesting tag, wherein the software-controlled hardware is configured to control the energy signal from the harvesting tag to the electroluminescent material such that: (A) the energy signal has a first pattern when the harvesting tag is within the first inductive field generated by the NFC-enabled portable electronic device and not within the second inductive field generated by the at least one NFC tag, and (B) the energy signal has a second pattern when the harvesting tag is within the first inductive field and within the second inductive field.

US Pat. No. 10,116,352

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND RECEPTION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A communication system comprising:a transmission device configured to transmit data by control of current passing through a current loop, the current loop comprising a signal line and a common line connected in series; and
a reception device connected to the transmission device by the signal line, the common line, and a power line, and configured to receive the data by detection of current passing through the current loop,
wherein at least one of the transmission device or the reception device comprises a direct current power supply configured to
generate a direct current for serial communication from an alternating current power supplied from an alternating current power supply through the power line and the common line, and
supply the generated direct current through the current loop, and
wherein at least one of the transmission device or the reception device comprises an adjuster configured to adjust an impedance between the signal line and the common line based on a voltage between the signal line and the common line, and
the adjuster is a circuit connected to the signal line and the common line and configured to pass a current having a value equal to or lower than a reference current value from the signal line to the common line based on the voltage between the signal line and the common line.

US Pat. No. 10,116,340

WIDEBAND LOW DISTORTION POWER AMPLIFIER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A circuit comprising:a frequency oscillator for generating a fundamental signal frequency;
a frequency divider coupled to the frequency oscillator and configured to divide the fundamental signal frequency to generate one or more phases of the fundamental signal frequency;
a power amplifier coupled to the frequency divider, respective amplifier stages of the power amplifier configured to receive the fundamental signal frequency and the one or more phases; and
an output coupled to the respective amplifier stages of the power amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,116,333

DECODER WITH PARALLEL DECODING PATHS

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A device comprising:a memory configured to store syndromes;
a first data processing unit coupled to the memory and configured to process a first value corresponding to a first symbol of data to be decoded;
a second data processing unit coupled to the memory and configured to process a second value corresponding to a second symbol of the data;
syndrome aggregation circuitry coupled to the first data processing unit and to the second data processing unit, the syndrome aggregation circuitry configured to combine syndrome update results of the first data processing unit and the second data processing unit; and
a variable group selector circuit configured to select a first variable node to be processed at the first data processing unit and a second variable node to be concurrently processed at the second data processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,310

LEVEL SHIFT CIRCUIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A level shift circuit, comprising:a primary circuit that outputs, in response to a received input signal, a first signal with a first reference potential;
a level shift main circuit that converts a reference potential of said first signal received from said primary circuit, from said first reference potential to a second reference potential to output a second signal with said second reference potential;
a secondary circuit that generates, in response to said input signal, an output signal with said second reference potential by using said second signal received from said level shift main circuit; and
at least one rectifying element circuit provided between said primary circuit and said secondary circuit, at least one of said primary circuit and said secondary circuit including at least one detection circuit that detects a change in a current flowing through said rectifying element circuit to determine whether a potential corresponding to said second reference potential is lower than or equal to a potential corresponding to said first reference potential.

US Pat. No. 10,116,300

SWITCHING COMPONENT, IN PARTICULAR DOMESTIC-APPLIANCE SWITCHING COMPONENT

1. A switching component, comprising:a main driver that applies an electrical signal to a plurality of driver circuits;
a series circuit of a plurality of field effect transistors;
each driver circuit is associated with one of the plurality of field effect transistors, each driver circuit having at least one switching element, which short circuits two control contacts of the associated field effect transistor in at least one operating state to simultaneously switch off each of the associated field effect transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,116,296

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. An electronic device comprising:a power semiconductor device;
a first semiconductor integrated circuit device driving the power semiconductor device; and
a second semiconductor integrated circuit device controlling the first semiconductor integrated circuit device,
wherein the power semiconductor device comprises:
a terminal outputting drive current; and
a terminal outputting sense current,
wherein the first semiconductor integrated circuit device comprises:
a drive circuit driving the power semiconductor device;
an overcurrent detection circuit detecting overcurrent on the basis of the sense current; and
a temperature detection circuit detecting temperature of the power semiconductor device, and
wherein the second semiconductor integrated circuit device comprises:
a storage device storing a temperature characteristic of a current mirror ratio of the power semiconductor device;
a temperature detecting unit calculating temperature on the basis of an output of the temperature detection circuit; and
an overcurrent detection control unit controlling the overcurrent detection circuit on the basis of the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit and the temperature characteristic of the current mirror ratio stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,293

INPUT BUFFER CIRCUIT

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An input buffer circuit comprising:a first buffer configured to buffer a command address received based on a selection signal;
a second buffer configured to buffer the command address based on the selection signal, and have characteristics different from those of the first buffer; and
a variable delay matching circuit configured to delay an output signal of the first buffer and an output signal of the second buffer, and control a delay time in different ways according to the selection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,291

REVERSE CURRENT PROTECTION CIRCUIT

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A power interface subsystem for a battery-powered electronic system, comprising:a power transistor having: a source/drain path coupled between a battery terminal and an accessory terminal; and a gate; and
a reverse current protection circuit including:
an input differential amplifier stage, including first and second input legs, the first leg coupled to the battery terminal, the second leg coupled to the accessory terminal, the first leg including first and second transistors with their source/drain paths connected in series, the second leg including third and fourth transistors with their source/drain paths connected in series, and the first and third transistors having gates connected together at the drain of the second transistor;
first and second load devices coupled to the first and second input legs, respectively;
an offset voltage source, coupled to the input differential amplifier stage to cause an offset of a selected polarity between the first and second input legs;
a replica bias leg including: a replica load device; and first and second replica transistors having their source/drain paths connected in series between the battery terminal and the replica load device, the drain of the second replica transistor connected to gates of the first and second replica transistors and to gates of the second and fourth transistors; and
gate control circuitry coupled to apply a gate voltage to the power transistor responsive to a voltage at an output node at the second load device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,279

IMPEDANCE MATCHING FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electromagnetic induction power transfer apparatus comprising:an inductive power transmitter, comprising:
a power supply with an active state and an inactive state, configured to switch between the active state and the inactive state at a selectable duty cycle; and
a power-transmitting inductor coupled to the power supply; and
an inductive power receiver, comprising:
a power-receiving inductor, positioned inductively proximate the power-transmitting inductor;
a programmable load; and
an impedance controller coupled to the power receiving inductor and configured to increase or decrease an electrical impedance of the inductive power receiver in response to a change in a power requirement of the programmable load, the impedance controller comprising a synchronous bridge rectifier comprising:
an oscillator having a controllable duty cycle; and
a plurality of switches, each switchable at least in part in response a voltage polarity of the power-receiving inductor and a voltage magnitude of the oscillator.

US Pat. No. 10,116,278

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. An electronic component comprising:a substrate;
a capacitor lower electrode disposed on the substrate;
a purely inorganic dielectric layer disposed on the substrate to cover the capacitor lower electrode;
a capacitor upper electrode disposed directly on the purely inorganic dielectric layer and facing the capacitor lower electrode via the purely inorganic dielectric layer; and
a coil electrically connected to the capacitor lower electrode or the capacitor upper electrode, wherein
a portion of the purely inorganic dielectric layer covers an upper surface of the capacitor lower electrode and extends over an edge of the capacitor lower electrode and downward along a side of the capacitor lower electrode, an upper surface of an entirety of the portion is flat.

US Pat. No. 10,116,275

PHYSICAL QUANTITY DETECTION CIRCUIT, PHYSICAL QUANTITY DETECTION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A physical quantity detection circuit comprising:a switched capacitor filter circuit having a first sample-and-hold circuit adapted to sample and hold a first signal, which is based on an output signal of a physical quantity detection element, an amplifier circuit to which an output signal of the first sample-and-hold circuit is input, and a first switched capacitor circuit to which a first output signal of the amplifier circuit is input, wherein an output signal of the first switched capacitor circuit is input to the amplifier circuit; and
an A/D conversion circuit adapted to perform an A/D conversion on an output signal of the switched capacitor filter circuit,
wherein the A/D conversion circuit performs the A/D conversion on a plurality of signals including an output signal of the switched capacitor filter circuit in a time-sharing manner.

US Pat. No. 10,116,272

VARIABLE IMPEDANCE MATCH AND VARIABLE HARMONIC TERMINATIONS FOR DIFFERENT MODES AND FREQUENCY BANDS

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. An arrangement configured to receive and amplify a first signal, the arrangement comprising:an amplifier having an amplifier output terminal, wherein, during operation of the arrangement, the amplifier generates a second signal by amplifying the first signal;
a first harmonic termination arrangement comprising a first set of one or more harmonic terminations operatively connected in series;
a second harmonic termination arrangement comprising a second set of one or more harmonic terminations operatively connected in series; and
a switching arrangement;
wherein:
the switching arrangement is configured to selectively provide a conduction path of the second signal through one of the first set and the second set of one or more harmonic terminations operatively connected in series; and
each of the first set and the second set of one or more harmonic terminations is configured to resonate at a corresponding harmonic resonant frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,116,265

MODULAR AND SCALABLE POWER AMPLIFIER SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A modular power amplifier system for receiving an input signal and providing output signals with scalable output power, wherein the modular power amplifier system comprises:a plurality of amplifier modules, each amplifier module comprises an input port and an output port, and wherein the plurality of amplifier modules are arranged into a number of sections comprising:
a first section which comprises a first amplifier module, among the plurality of amplifier modules, configured to receive the input signal within a first amplitude range and provide an output signal having a first output power;
a second section which comprises a second amplifier module, among the plurality of amplifier modules, configured to receive the input signal within a second amplitude range and provide an output signal having a second output power; and
an i-th section which comprises multiple amplifier modules, among the plurality of amplifier modules, each being configured to receive the input signal within a certain amplitude range and provide an output signal having a certain output power, and wherein
the output signal of the first amplifier module is combined with the output signal of the second amplifier module and the output signal of each amplifier module in the -th section is split and each split output signal is combined with the respective output signal of the amplifier modules in the i-th section, wherein i=3, 4, . . . .

US Pat. No. 10,116,263

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TIA OVERLOAD CONTROL IN LOW POWER APPLICATIONS

INPHI CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A transimpedance amplifier (TIA) device comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a TIA configured on the semiconductor substrate, the TIA comprising an input terminal and an output terminal; and
an overload buffer module coupled to the input terminal of the TIA, the overload buffer module comprising:
a variable current source having an input and an output, and
a biased buffer diode coupled to the output of the variable current source;
wherein the biased buffer diode is coupled to a ground node; and
wherein the variable current source is configured as a control source to replicate a DC signal at the output.

US Pat. No. 10,116,254

SOLAR-POWERED VENDING MACHINE AND RELATED APPARATUS AND METHODS

1. A solar-powered vending machine comprising:a vending machine; and
a photovoltaic (PV) panel assembly connected to the vending machine having a top and a plurality of sides extending downwardly therefrom, the PV panel assembly including:
a panel subassembly having a plurality of foldably interconnected PV panels to expand to a deployed width greater than a vending machine width and collapse to a stowed width less than or approximately equal to the vending machine width; and
a mounting subassembly connecting the panel subassembly to the vending machine and supporting the plurality of foldably interconnected PV panels for movement between a deployed position, in which the plurality of foldably interconnected PV panels are supported above the top of the vending machine unfolded to the deployed width for sun exposure, and a stowed position, in which the plurality of foldably interconnected PV panels extend downwardly adjacent one of the sides of the vending machine folded to the stowed width;
wherein, in the deployed position, at least one of the plurality of foldably interconnected PV panels is supported directly above the top of the vending machine;
wherein the mounting subassembly comprises at least one first mounting arm and at least one second mounting arm extending between the vending machine and the panel subassembly;
wherein the at least one first mounting arm includes a pair of first mounting arms and the at least one second mounting arm includes a pair of second mounting arms; and
wherein respective machine ends of each of the pair of first mounting arms are pivotably mounted to the top of the vending machine about a first pivot axis, and respective machine ends of each of the pair of second mounting arms are pivotably mounted about a second pivot axis to the one of the sides of the vending machine down which the plurality of foldably interconnected PV panels extend in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,116,253

SOLAR POWER GENERATING DEVICE

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A solar power generating device comprising:solar cell modules arrange as a plurality of rows and columns; and
an inclination control member to control inclination angles of the solar cell modules at a time,
wherein the inclination control member comprises:
a support unit to support the solar cell modules;
a control unit disposed on the support unit to control the inclination angles of the solar cell modules; and
a driving unit to operate the control unit,
wherein the solar cell module includes a silicon-based solar cell,
wherein the support unit includes a rail,
one end of the control unit is coupled to the support unit and an opposite end of the control unit is coupled to the solar cell module, and
one end of the solar cell module is coupled to the support unit and an opposite end of the solar cell module is coupled to the control unit,
wherein the control unit includes a first rotational unit coupled to the support unit, and
the solar cell module includes a second rotational unit coupled to the support unit,
the solar power generating device further comprising a third rotational unit to connect the solar cell module to the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,252

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT SOLAR POWER COLLECTION

1. A method of seasonally positioning a solar panel, comprising: providing a mounted solar panel moveable between a horizontal position and an angled tracking position, wherein the mounted solar panel is connected to a frame or stand by a moveable joint mechanism, wherein one panel axis is fixed to face in a direction toward the equator,maintaining the solar panel in a fixed and non-tracking horizontal position for a predetermined number of days of a year; and
positioning the solar panel in at least one angled position at an angle to the horizontal position for a remaining number of days of the year, wherein the mounted solar panel is controlled electromechanically or manually, and the mounted solar panel is balanced against wind and snow loading, and the predetermined number of days comprises at least 80 days centered on the summer solstice.

US Pat. No. 10,116,251

MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE AND MOTOR DRIVING METHOD

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor drive device that supplies electric power from a power element to a motor and dissipates heat from the power element by way of a heat sink, the motor drive device comprising:a temperature detection unit that detects an actual temperature of the heat sink;
an electric current detection unit that detects electric current from the power element to the motor;
an actual temperature variation calculation unit that calculates an actual temperature variation of the heat sink relative to time, from the actual temperature of the heat sink detected by the temperature detection unit;
an estimated temperature variation calculation unit that calculates an estimated temperature variation of the heat sink relative to time, from an estimated temperature of the heat sink calculated based on the electric current detected by the electric current detection unit; and
a temperature abnormality determination unit that determines existence of a temperature abnormality in the heat sink, according to whether or not the actual temperature variation calculated by the actual temperature variation calculation unit is departing from a permitted range based on the estimated temperature variation calculated by the estimated temperature variation calculation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,235

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A power conversion apparatus that converts power of a rotating electric machine including a three-phase winding set, the power conversion apparatus comprising:an inverter unit that comprises a plurality of switching elements provided in correspondence to the phases of the winding set; and
a control unit that is configured to control currents of the winding set by controlling on-off operations of the switching elements by pulse width modulation control, the control unit comprising a modulation processing unit that is configured to perform a modulation process that is a down-shift process or an up-shift process, wherein in the down-shift process, a neutral-point voltage is shifted towards a low voltage side such that a smallest phase voltage command value is a lower fixed value that is a first lower limit value or a second lower limit value, and in the up-shift process, the neutral-point voltage is shifted towards a high voltage side such that a largest phase voltage command value is an upper fixed value that is a first upper limit value or a second upper limit value, wherein
the modulation processing unit selects either of a first fixed value and a second fixed value based on a difference between the phase voltage command values, the first fixed value being the first lower limit value or the first upper limit value, the second fixed value being the second lower limit value or the second upper limit value, wherein in the modulation process, the first fixed value is switched to the second fixed value based on a first determination value, the second fixed value is switched to the first fixed value based on a second determination value, and the first determination value and the second determination value are differing values.

US Pat. No. 10,116,231

DIGITAL CURRENT-SHARING LOOP DESIGN OF PSUS TO ENSURE OUTPUT VOLTAGE REGULATION DURING DYNAMIC LOAD TRANSIENTS

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. An Information Handling System (IHS) comprising:a power consuming component that requires electrical power to operate;
a power interconnect; and
more than one power supply unit (PSU) connected in parallel via the power interconnect to convert alternating current (AC) electrical power, received from a power source, into voltage regulated, shared direct current (DC) electrical power, provided at a shared current output, the more than one PSU having master-slave current sharing control to provide shared DC electrical power based in part on a shared current signal carried on the power interconnect, the shared current signal having a delay;
wherein each PSU of the more than one PSU comprises:
an output amplifier electrically connected to the shared current output and that produces respective local DC electrical power;
an internal current sensor that measures the local DC electrical power and provides a local current signal representing the magnitude of the local DC electrical power;
a master control unit (MCU) in communication with the power interconnect, the internal current sensor, and the output amplifier, and which:
delays the internal current signal to match the delay in the shared current signal; and
controls the output amplifier based on the shared current signal and the delayed local current signal to maintain the respective, local DC electrical power in proportion to contributions by other PSUs to the shared DC electrical power and thereby avoid instability in dynamic response to a load transient induced by the power consuming component;
wherein the MCU delays the local current signal by averaging the local current signal over an adjustable time period that is set to match the delay in the shared current signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,230

METHODS, CIRCUITS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE FOR CONFIGURING DC OUTPUT FILTER CIRCUITS

Eaton Capital Unlimited C...

1. A method of operating an AC to DC converter circuit, the method comprising:changing a configuration of a DC output filter circuit by switching an inductive circuit element from being in series with a capacitive circuit element to being bypassed and to maintain the capacitive circuit element across an output of the DC output filter circuit, to reshape a current waveform in a rectifier circuit, included in the AC to DC converter circuit, based on an operating efficiency of the AC to DC converter circuit;
wherein changing a configuration of a DC output filter circuit comprises:
configuring the DC output filter circuit so that the current waveform includes a peak current over a time interval; and
changing the configuration of the DC output filter circuit to reduce the peak current and to extend the current waveform to a time beyond the time interval;
wherein configuring the DC output filter circuit comprises configuring the DC output filter circuit to include the capacitive circuit element, wherein changing the configuration of the DC output filter circuit comprises switching the inductive circuit element into series with the capacitive circuit element.

US Pat. No. 10,116,227

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PULSE DRIVING FOR REDUCING NUMBER OF OPTICAL FIBERS

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A pulse driving system for driving a multi-level converter which comprises at least M power switches, where M?2, wherein the pulse driving system comprises:a main control module generating encoding information which contains driving information according to sampling information;
a local control module electrically coupled to the multi-level converter to output control signals to the multi-level converter so as to control on and off of the at least M power switches in the multi-level converter; and
a first optical fiber coupled to the main control module and the local control module, wherein the local control module receives the encoding information output from the main control module via the first optical fiber and generates the control signals according to the encoding information;
wherein the main control module comprises:
a data processing unit receiving the sampling information of the multi-level converter and outputting the driving information by a control algorithm;
a first control unit electrically coupled with the data processing unit to receive and encode the driving information and output the encoding information.

US Pat. No. 10,116,225

GATE LINE DRIVE CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

FOCALTECH SYSTEMS CO., LT...

1. A gate line drive circuit, comprising:a first transistor including a control terminal connected to a charge/discharge control signal of a previous-stage gate line drive circuit, a first terminal connected to a charge high voltage, and a second terminal connected to a control node;
a second transistor including a control terminal connected to the control node, a first terminal, and a second terminal connected to a first clock signal;
a third transistor including a control terminal connected to the control node, a first terminal, and a second terminal connected to different from the first clock signal; and
a boosting capacitor including a first terminal connected to the control node, and a second terminal connected to the first terminal of the third transistor,
wherein the first terminal of the third transistor is connected to a control terminal of a first transistor of a next-stage gate line drive circuit, the control terminal of the first transistor of the next-stage gate line drive circuit is driven by the second clock signal, and the first terminal of the second transistor is connected to a gate line of a display panel, such that the gate line of the display panel corresponding to a current stage is driven by the first clock signal and separately and independently from control of the next-stage gate line drive circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,207

HYSTERETIC CONTROLLER WITH FIXED-FREQUENCY CONTINUOUS CONDUCTION MODE OPERATION

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR (UK)...

1. A switching power converter, comprising:a hysteresis comparator configured to respond to an error current signal to produce a comparator output signal;
a pulse generator configured to generate a set pulse signal that is pulsed at a fixed frequency and configured to generate a reset pulse signal that is pulsed at the fixed frequency;
a first logic gate configured to process the comparator output signal with the set pulse signal to generate a latch set signal;
an inverter for inverting the comparator output signal to form an inverted comparator output signal;
a second logic gate configured to process the inverted comparator output signal with the reset pulse signal to generate a latch reset signal;
an operational transconductance amplifier configured to amplify a difference between an output voltage for the switching power converter and a reference voltage to generate the error current signal;
a clock source for clocking the pulse generator with a clock signal, wherein the clock signal has a switching frequency equal to twice the fixed frequency;
a power switch; and
a latch configured to close the power switch in response to an assertion of the latch set signal and configured to open the power switch in response to an assertion of the latch reset signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,202

ADAPTIVE CLAMPING CIRCUITRY

Fairchild Semiconductor C...

1. A power supply system, comprising:a primary side circuitry and a secondary side circuitry to generate an output voltage from an input voltage, at least the secondary side circuitry comprising a plurality of switches; and
adaptive clamping circuitry to generate at least one of an adjustable clamping current or voltage based on a result of a comparison of the input voltage to a plurality of threshold voltages to prevent a switch voltage for the plurality of switches from exceeding a drain-source (Vds) breakdown voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,116,197

TRANSFORMER WITHOUT MAGNETIC COUPLING, ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION OR MUTUAL INDUCTANCE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A transformer provided between a power supply and a load, and composed of a front stage circuit and a rear stage circuit, the transformer comprising:the front stage circuit comprising,
a switch series unit composed of a plurality of switches, as many as a multiple of 2, connected in series with each other, the plurality of switches including odd-numbered switches and even-numbered switches as seen from one of both ends of the switch series unit, the odd-numbered switches and the even-numbered switches being configured to be alternately turned ON, the switch series unit as a whole being connected in parallel to the power supply,
under a condition that mutual connection points of the respective switches and points at the both ends of the switch series unit are nodes, a number of nodes being m in total, one of the points at the both ends is a ground node, capacitors provided on at least one electrical path of a first electrical path and a second electrical path, the first electrical path being configured to combine odd-numbered nodes and lead the odd-numbered nodes to a first output port, the second electrical path being configured to combine even-numbered nodes and lead the even-numbered nodes to a second output port, the capacitors being provided correspond to at least (m ?1) nodes excluding the ground node, and
a ground electrical path being configured to connect the ground node directly to the first output port without an interposed capacitor;
the rear stage circuit comprising:
an element series unit composed of a pair of semiconductor elements that are connected in series to each other and perform conducting operations of mutually opposite polarities, one of both ends of the element series unit being connected to the first output port and to a grounded end of the load while the other end of the element series unit being connected to the second output port, and
inductors provided on a third electrical path and a fourth electrical path, respectively, the third electrical path being configured to lead a non-grounded end of the element series unit to the grounded end of the load, the fourth electrical path being configured to lead a mutual connection point of the pair of semiconductor elements to a non-grounded end of the load; and
a control section configured to control ON/OFF operations of the switches.

US Pat. No. 10,116,188

FAN DIRECTING ELEMENT FOR AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. An electric machine comprising:a stator,
a rotor, which is arranged on an axis of rotation,
a first fan, which extends on a portion of the axis of rotation in a radial direction and delivers a coolant flow into the electric machine during operation, and
a fan directing element which cooperates with the first fan and deflects at least one proportion of the coolant flow,
wherein the fan directing element projects radially inward behind blades of the first fan, and
wherein the fan directing element is adjustable, such that the at least one proportion of the coolant flow can be varied,
the electric machine further comprising:
a second fan, which extends on a portion of the axis of rotation in the radial direction and delivers a second coolant flow into the electric machine during operation, and
a second fan directing element which cooperates with the second fan and deflects at least one proportion of the second coolant flow.

US Pat. No. 10,116,185

MOTOR

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A motor comprising: a rotation shaft; a rotor part encompassing the rotation shaft; a stator part arranged to be spaced apart from the rotor part; and a housing configured to fix the stator part;circuit board having an inverter circuit mounted thereon;
wherein the housing comprises a first housing arranged on one side of the stator part and a second housing arranged on an opposite side of the stator part, wherein the printed circuit board is arranged outside a bottom surface of the second housing,
wherein a plurality of first projection units is formed at an inner surface of the bottom surface of the second housing, and wherein a plurality of first holes is formed on the bottom surface and a lateral surface of the second housing;
further comprising a plurality of second projection units formed at an inner surface of lateral surface of the second housing, wherein the plurality of second projection units formed at the lateral surface is formed not to overlap the plurality of first projection units formed at the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,116,171

POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING UNFAIR USE

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A power receiving apparatus comprised in an electronic device, comprising:a power receiving module configured to receive electric power supplied from a power supply apparatus in a non-contact manner;
a supply module configured to supply the electric power received by the power receiving module to a power load section of the electronic device;
an acquisition module configured to acquire identification information for identifying the power supply apparatus from the power supply apparatus;
a determination module configured to determine whether the identification information acquired by the acquisition module is coincident with present identification information;
a control module configured to suppress the electric power supplied to the power load section in response to a determination by the determination module that the identification information is not coincident with the preset identification information; and
a notification module configured to transmit notification information for notifying a predetermined external device of a probability of a theft in response to the determination by the determination module that the identification information is not coincident with the preset identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,116,162

NEAR FIELD TRANSMITTERS WITH HARMONIC FILTERS FOR WIRELESS POWER CHARGING

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A near-field transmitter comprising:a plurality of unit cells configured to radiate radio frequency (RF) energy signals, each unit cell in the plurality of unit cells including:
a metal layer having an interior perimeter that surrounds an aperture defined by the metal layer;
a patch antenna configured to radiate an RF energy signal having a plurality of different harmonic frequencies including a center frequency, wherein:
a perimeter of the patch antenna has a separation from the interior perimeter of the metal layer, and
a receiving electronic device includes at least one antenna that is tuned to receive an RF energy signal having the center frequency; and
a harmonic RF filter positioned on at least the patch antenna, the harmonic RF filter being configured to suppress radiation of any of the plurality of different harmonic frequencies, except for the center frequency, when the RF energy signal is radiated by the patch antenna and the RF energy signal interacts with the harmonic RF filter.

US Pat. No. 10,116,144

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS USING ENCLOSURES WITH ENHANCED MAGNETIC FEATURES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An apparatus comprising:an enclosure configured to be installed in an equipment rack and comprising a wall;
a coil assembly in the enclosure and comprising a magnetic core and a coil disposed on the magnetic core, the magnetic core positioned adjacent the wall such that a main flux path in the magnetic core is through at least one portion of the wall having a magnetic permeability greater than air, wherein the at least one portion of the wall comprises a region with a first magnetic permeability embedded in another component of the wall having a second magnetic permeability, and wherein the magnetic core is positioned adjacent the region such that the main flux path is directed through the region; and
a wireless power receiver circuit in the enclosure, coupled to the coil and configured to be connected to at least one power bus in the equipment rack.

US Pat. No. 10,116,143

INTEGRATED ANTENNA ARRAYS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. An antenna for transmitting focused radio-frequency (RF) waves towards a receiver to provide wireless power thereto, the antenna comprising:an integrated antenna structure, wherein the integrated antenna structure:
is on a multi-layer printed circuit board (PCB);
includes a first group of unit cells with a planar inverted F-antenna (PIFA) transmitting element and a second group of unit cells without a transmitting element, and each respective unit cell of the first and second groups of unit cells is made of an artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) material, wherein:
a ground element of the PIFA transmitting element is formed in a bottom layer of the multi-layer printed circuit board and the PIFA transmitting element is formed on a top layer of the multi-layer PCB,
a metal layer associated with the AMC material is formed on a first inner layer of the multi-layer PCB that is between the top and bottom layers, and
a backing metal layer associated with the AMC material is formed on a second inner layer of the multi-layer PCB that is between the top and bottom layers; and
is configured to transmit, via the transmitting element, RF wireless power waves having a wavelength (?) to a wireless power receiver, and
wherein the second group of unit cells without the transmitting element surrounds at least four sides of the first group of unit cells on the multi-layer printed circuit board and is configured to reflect at least some of the RF wireless power towards the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,116,133

ELECTRICAL MEANS TO LIMIT CURRENT IN BATTERY OPERATED PATIENT-CONNECTED MEDICAL DEVICES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for electrically limiting leakage current in a patient-connected medical device, comprising:a first set of one or more switching devices that selectively connect a first power output of a battery compartment of the patient-connected medical device with a first power input of electronic components of the patient-connected medical device controlled directly by a first polarity of input voltage from the battery compartment; and,
a second set of one or more switching devices different from the first set of one or more switching devices that selectively connect a second power output of the battery compartment of the patient-connected medical device with a second power input of the electronic components controlled directly by a second polarity of the input voltage, wherein the first polarity is opposite the second polarity;
wherein the first and second sets of one or more switching devices are disposed on opposing sides of the battery compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,116,092

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCLUDING GUIDE MEMBER

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An electrical connector configured to mate with a complementary electrical component, the electrical connector comprising:an electrically insulative connector housing; and
at least one electrical contact supported by the electrically insulative connector housing, the at least one electrical contact including a mating end,
wherein:
the electrically insulative connector housing includes at least one movable electrically insulative guide member that is disposed adjacent the mating end of the at least one electrical contact;
the electrically insulative connector housing comprises a receptacle configured to receive the complementary electrical component along a mating direction;
the at least one moveable electrically insulative guide member is movable with respect to the receptacle in a direction transverse to the mating direction;
the at least one movable electrically insulative guide member is configured to prevent the at least one electrical contact from stubbing on a corresponding mating portion of the complementary electrical component; and
the at least one electrical contact includes first and second contact beams that each define the mating end at least partially disposed in the receptacle, the first and second contact beams spaced from each other along a transverse direction that is substantially perpendicular to the mating direction, wherein the first and second contact beams are configured to deflect away from each other along the transverse direction as the complementary electrical component is mated with the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,116,086

ENCLOSURE FOR A CABLE CONNECTION

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An enclosure for protecting a cable connection, the enclosure comprising:a sheet sealing member attached to an inner shell along two longitudinal edges of the inner shell such that the sheet sealing member is contained within the inner shell when the inner shell is secured around the cable connection and a rigid outer shell that longitudinally slides over and engages with the inner shell, wherein the outer shell has an opening extending along its entire length on one side to permit clearance and insertion of a connected cable to be inserted into the outer shell, wherein the inner shell further comprises a keying feature extending from the external surface of the inner shell, the keying feature fitted within the opening to ensure that the outer shell is disposed in the proper orientation over the inner shell,
wherein the inner shell further comprises pressure ridges formed on the interior surface of the inner shell to ensure adequate sealing at key locations around the cable connection.

US Pat. No. 10,116,085

SEALED CONNECTOR WITH AN EXTENDED SEAL SLEEVE AND RETAINER

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a connector body defining a cylindrical first terminal cavity;
an elongate first conductor having one end terminated within the first terminal cavity;
a cylindrical first seal axially surrounding a portion of the first conductor, said first seal defining a compliant primary sealing ring in compressive contact with an inner wall of the first terminal cavity, said first seal further defining an elongate first sleeve having frustoconical shape; and
a first seal retainer attached to the connector body having a first retainer tower extending therefrom defining an elongate frustoconical first retainer cavity configured to receive the first sleeve, wherein at least a portion of the first sleeve is in compressive contact an inner surface of the first retainer cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,116,071

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND CONTACTS THEREOF

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical contact for use within an electrical connector having a retaining slot for retaining said contact therein, comprising:a contacting portion, a mounting portion and an elastic portion disposed between the contacting portion and the mounting portion, the contacting portion defining two opposite ends in a first direction; wherein
the elastic portion includes a first elastic portion connecting to one end of the contacting portion and a second elastic portion connecting to the other end of the contacting portion, and the first elastic portion and the second elastic portion are respectively disposed on opposite sides of the contacting portion in a second direction perpendicular to said first direction, and both provide deformable movement in a third direction perpendicular to both the first and second direction, and said electrical contact presents an S-shape viewed in said third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,116,070

COAXIAL CONNECTOR SPLICE

PERFECT VISION MANUFACTUR...

1. A coaxial connector comprising:a body having a threaded outer surface;
a pin supported within the body;
the pin having opposed end sections joined by a pin middle section;each end section spaced away from the body by a pin support;in each end section, a proximal contactor and a distal pin hanger; and,a compression brace within the body;wherein the compression brace preferentially bears forces on the pin supports that tend to compress the pin.

US Pat. No. 10,116,068

BONDING BLOCK WITH ROTATABLE COMPRESSION GROUND CONTACT

ANTRONIX INC., Cranbury,...

1. A bonding block, comprising:a block body;
a threaded hole defined in the block body and extending in an axial direction;
a ground wire channel that extends through the threaded hole in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction;
and
a screw assembly configured to be insertable into the threaded hole, the screw assembly comprising a screw and a contacting element, wherein the contacting element includes a pair of attachment arms that form a first contact surface of the contacting element and each of the pair of the attachment arms includes a forked portion that attaches the contacting element to a non-threaded portion of the screw so that the contacting element is able to rotate freely relative to the screw,
wherein the block body includes a substantially flat second contact surface positioned at a bottom of the threaded hole and the ground wire channel, and
wherein the screw assembly is configured to compress a ground wire extending through the ground wire channel between the first contact surface and the second contact surface as the screw is tightened in the threaded hole.

US Pat. No. 10,116,062

LOOPED MULTI-BRANCH PLANAR ANTENNAS HAVING A FLOATING PARASITIC ELEMENT AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES INCORPORATING THE SAME

Sony Mobile Communication...

1. An antenna system, comprising:a ground plane;
a loop antenna positioned on the ground plane on a first layer, the loop antenna comprising an antenna feed positioned at a center of an edge of the first layer; and
a multi-branch parasitic element electrically coupled to the loop antenna, the multi-branch parasitic element being parallel to and positioned above the ground plane on a second layer, different from the first layer,
wherein the loop antenna on the first layer is positioned between the ground plane and the multi-branch parasitic element on the second layer,
wherein the ground plane, first layer and second layer are parallel to one another, and
wherein the multi-branch parasitic element is simultaneously resonant at a plurality of resonant frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,116,060

VARIABLE BEAM WIDTH ANTENNA SYSTEMS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method of operating a microwave antenna system that includes a microwave antenna, wherein the microwave antenna comprises a reflector and a polarizer attached to the reflector, wherein the polarizer has a polarization region and a central opening, and wherein the polarization region of the polarizer is configured to pass signals having a first polarization when the polarizer is oriented in a first orientation and is configured to block signals having the first polarization when the polarizer is oriented in a second orientation, the method comprising:operating the microwave antenna in a first operating state during an alignment operation for the microwave antenna system where the microwave antenna is configured to have a first beam width, wherein operating the microwave antenna in the first operating state comprises transmitting a first signal having the first polarization; and
operating the microwave antenna subsequent to the alignment operation in a second operating state where the microwave antenna is configured to have a second beam width that is narrower than the first beam width, wherein operating the microwave antenna in the second operating state comprises rotating the polarizer from the first orientation to the second orientation and transmitting a second signal having the first polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,116,055

Z-SHAPED DUAL RING WINDING TYPE NFC ANTENNA AND ANTENNA SYSTEM

SHENZHEN SUNWAY COMMUNICA...

1. A Z-shaped dual ring winding type NFC antenna, characterized by comprising a ferrite core which is formed by superposing a plurality of plate-like ferrite units and extends along an X-Y plane, and two NFC antenna coils, namely a first coil and a second coil which are mutually connected and are wounded on the ferrite core; wherein the first coil is wound on the outer surface of the ferrite core in a Z shape along the projection direction of a Y axis; the second coil is spirally wound along the vertical Z axis direction; the lower end of the ferrite core is connected with an antenna insulating layer; the lower end face of the antenna insulating layer is connected with external electrodes that include a first external electrode and a second external electrode; the head end of the first coil are connected with the first external electrode, while the tail end is connected with the head end of the second coil through a connecting conductor; the tail end of the second coil is connected with the second external electrode; wherein the first coil comprises a plurality of bottom wire conductors which are positioned on the lower surface of the bottom plate-like ferrite unit and close to the end portion of the ?X axis, a plurality of top wire conductors which are positioned on the upper surface of the top plate-like ferrite unit and close to the end portion of the +X axis, a plurality of left wire conductors which connect the left end portions of the bottom wire conductors and the left end portions of the top wire conductors, and a plurality of right wire conductors which connect the right end portions of the bottom wire conductors and the right end portions of the top wire conductors; wherein the left wire conductors are formed by left conductors or left conductive holes that penetrate the left through-holes near the left ends of the bottom plate-like ferrite unit, the middle plate-like ferrite units and the top plate-like ferrite unit, and a first wire which is disposed near the left ends of the middle plate-like ferrite units; wherein the right wire conductors are formed by right conductors or left conductive holes that penetrate the right through-holes near the right ends of the bottom plate-like ferrite unit, the middle plate-like ferrite units and the top plate-like ferrite unit, and a second wire which is disposed near the right ends of the middle plate-like ferrite units; wherein the second coil includes a plurality of coil bodies which are disposed on the upper surface of the second bottom plate-like ferrite unit, the upper surfaces and/or the lower surfaces of the middle plate-like ferrite units; one end of each of the coil bodies on the bottom plate-like ferrite unit is a tail end, and is connected with the first external electrode, while the other end is a head end, connected with the tail end of each of the coil bodies on the second bottom plate-like ferrite unit through a vertical connecting conductor or a conductive through-hole which is disposed on a lateral side of the second bottom plate-like ferrite unit; the rest is done in a similar way until the head end of the top coil body is connected with the tail end of the first coil through the vertical connecting conductor or the conductive through-hole disposed on a lateral side of the top plate-like ferrite unit, wherein one or more turns of the coil bodies are disposed on the same surface.

US Pat. No. 10,116,037

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH AN INTEGRATED CONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND FABRICATION METHOD

STMicroelectronics (Alps)...

1. A method for fabricating an electronic device, comprising:producing a hole extending through a primary encapsulation block of a primary electronic device comprising a support plate, an integrated circuit chip mounted on a mounting face of the support plate and said primary encapsulation block extending over the integrated circuit chip and around the integrated circuit chip on said mounting face of the support plate, the encapsulation block having a front face parallel to the support plate, said hole at least partially revealing an electrical contact;
forming a conductive element to include a main portion and a secondary portion with a bend in the conductive element present between the main and secondary portions;
installing the formed conductive element in a position such that the main portion is carried by a front face of the primary encapsulation block and the secondary portion extends into said hole; and
electrically connecting the secondary portion to said electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 10,116,020

BATTERY PACK WITH BRANCHING COOLING DUCT

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A battery pack comprising:a plurality of energy storage devices arranged with a gap which is formed between the energy storage devices for passing a fluid;
a case configured to accommodate the plurality of energy storage devices;
a first duct disposed in an inside of the case and defining a supply flow passage through which the fluid is supplied to the gap;
a second duct disposed in the inside of the case and defining a discharge flow passage through which the fluid which has passed through the gap is discharged; and
an auxiliary flow passage defined by the case and the outer surface of the first duct,
wherein the first duct includes a branching portion which is configured for the supply flow passage and the auxiliary flow passage to communicate with each other, and
wherein the branching portion is disposed at a position upstream of a position where the first duct reaches the energy storage device in the flow direction of the fluid in the supply flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,116,019

ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLY, TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE, AND MOTOR VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A temperature control device for controlling at least one electrical energy store of a plurality of electrical energy stores of an energy storage assembly, with a thermally conductive spacer element being arranged between at least two electrical energy stores and having at least one area to separate the at least two electrical energy stores, said temperature control device comprising:a first heat pipe assembly including at least one heat pipe;
a second heat pipe assembly including at least one heat pipe;
a heat sink, said at least one heat pipe of the first heat pipe assembly having a condensation zone, in which a contained gaseous working medium can be condensed, said condensation zone being thermally coupled to the heat sink;
a heat source, said at least one heat pipe of the second heat pipe assembly having an evaporation zone, in which a contained liquid working medium can be evaporated, said evaporation zone being thermally coupled to the heat source,
wherein the at least one heat pipe of the first heat pipe assembly is thermally coupled with the heat sink and not any heat source, and the at least one heat pipe of the second heat pipe assembly is thermally coupled with the heat source and not any heat sink,
wherein the at least one heat pipe of the first heat pipe assembly and the at least one heat pipe of the second heat pipe assembly are thermally coupled to the spacer element, and
wherein the at least one heat pipe of the first heat pipe assembly is, at least substantially, thermally decoupled from the at least one heat pipe of the second heat pipe assembly when the first heat pipe assembly and the second heat pipe assembly are not directly physically in contact.

US Pat. No. 10,116,016

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising:a thermal management component comprising a housing comprising a first polymer wherein the thermal management component is constructed and arranged to provide thermal control of at least one neighbor component comprising an exterior surface in contact with the thermal management component wherein the first polymer comprises a heat generating polymer, and further comprising cooling tubes in the housing, and a phase change material in the cooling tubes, the phase change material being constructed and arranged to absorb thermal energy above a first temperature and to reversibly release thermal energy below a second temperature, and further comprising a plurality of batteries each having an external surface and wherein the housing is in contact with the external surface of each of the plurality of batteries, wherein the heat generating polymer comprises a PTC polymer, the PTC polymer comprising electrically conductive particles, the PTC polymer being constructed and arranged to change from a crystalline state to an amorphous tripped state once the PTC polymer reaches its trip temperature thereby causing a higher resistance due to the separation of the electrically conductive particles and as the mean distance between the conductive particles increases, causing a breaking of conductive pathways caused by the expansion of the PTC polymer in the amorphous state.

US Pat. No. 10,116,011

SWITCHING DEVICE FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORE AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A switching device for an electrochemical energy store, with: a film transistor device, which includes at least one organic transistor and which is attachable in planar manner to at least one electrode of the electrochemical energy store, and which is controllable by an external voltage source and is configured as a controllable electrical resistor in series with an in internal resistance of the electrochemical energy store.

US Pat. No. 10,116,009

BATTERY PACK INCLUDING INSERTED TYPE BMS ASSEMBLY

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery pack configured to have a structure comprising:(1) at least two battery modules, each battery module having a structure in which a plurality of unit cells or a plurality of unit modules, each of which comprises a plurality of unit cells, is electrically connected to each other;
(2) a battery pack case in which the battery modules are received;
(3) an inner cartridge for fixing the battery modules in the battery pack case; and
(4) a single battery management system (BMS) assembly comprising
(4a) a BMS circuit board for monitoring and controlling operation of the battery pack including the battery modules, and
(4b) a BMS case in which the BMS circuit board is mounted,
the BMS assembly being mounted in the inner cartridge from outside the battery pack in an inserting fashion,
wherein the BMS assembly is removable from the inner cartridge through an insertion hole in the inner cartridge without moving the battery module relative to the inner cartridge, the insertion hole being smaller than a size of one of the battery modules, and
wherein a front surface of the inner cartridge at a front of the battery pack is positioned in a direction perpendicular to an inserting direction of the BMS assembly and the insertion hole in the inner cartridge is located in the front surface.

US Pat. No. 10,116,003

METAL SULFIDE ANOLYTES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

QuantumScape Corporation,...

1. A negative electrode assembly for a rechargeable electrochemical cell, the negative electrode assembly comprising:a current collector layer comprising a metal selected from the group consisting of copper, nickel, iron, lithium, aluminum, magnesium, indium, tungsten, molybdenum, alloys thereof, multilayers thereof, and combinations thereof; and
an anolyte layer comprising a lithium sulfide compound disposed over the current collector metal layer and having a thickness between 1 nm and 100 nm;
wherein the anolyte layer directly contacts a sulfide-containing solid electrolyte layer; and
a lithium metal layer disposed between the current collector metal layer and the anolyte layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,997

PRISMATIC ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

BOSCH BATTERY SYSTEMS LLC...

1. A method of manufacturing an electrochemical cell that comprises a rigid cell housing having the shape of a rectangular prism and an electrode assembly disposed in the cell housing, the method including the following steps:providing a cell housing first end;
providing a cell housing second end;providing a cell housing sidewall in the form of a tube having a rectangular cross-sectional shape, the cell housing sidewall formed separately from each of the cell housing first end and the cell housing second end;providing the electrode assembly, which includes positive electrode plates alternating with negative electrode plates and separated by at least one separator to form an electrode stack, the positive electrode plates being joined so as to form a first common electrical connection and the negative electrode plates being joined so as to form a second common electrical connection;
inserting the provided electrode assembly into the cell housing sidewall;
following insertion of the electrode assembly into the cell housing sidewall, welding one portion of a first connector to the first common electrical connection and another portion of the first connector to the cell housing first end;
following insertion of the electrode assembly into the cell housing sidewall, welding one portion of a second connector to the second common electrical connection and another portion of the second connector to the cell housing second end;
following welding of the first connector to the first common electrical connection and the cell housing first end, welding the cell housing first end to one end of the cell housing sidewall; and
following welding of the second connector to the second common electrical connection and to the cell housing second end, welding the cell housing second end to an end of the cell housing sidewall opposed to the one end of the cell housing sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,115,994

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING BATTERY DEFECTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a cathode current collector having a continuous layer structure;
a cathode layer having a plurality of cathode subregions electrically connected to each other through the continuous layer structure of the cathode current collector, wherein the plurality of cathode subregions are separated by a first gap, and wherein the gap is at least partially filled by a dielectric gas;
an anode layer having a plurality of anode subregions positioned on each of the plurality of cathode subregions and separated by a second gap, the second gap at least partially filled by a dielectric gas; and
an electrolyte layer between the plurality of cathode subregions and the anode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,991

FUEL CELL MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A production method for a fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly comprising:preparing a catalyst ink that contains a metal catalyst nanoparticle of 0.3 nm to 100 nm in primary particle diameter which is not supported on a support, an electrolyte resin, and a water-based solvent containing an organic solvent, wherein the proportion of the organic solvent to the whole water-based solvent is set at 0.1 wt % or less, and the proportion of the water to the whole water-based solvent is set at 99.9 wt % or more; and
forming a non-supported-catalyst containing catalyst layer by using the catalyst ink, as a catalyst layer that is included in at least one of a fuel electrode side and an oxidant electrode side in the fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly that has a fuel electrode at one surface side of an electrolyte membrane, and an oxidant electrode at another surface side of the electrolyte membrane,
wherein the metal catalyst nanoparticle is dispersed in the catalyst layer and restrained from aggregating, and
wherein the catalyst ink further contains a carbon particle whose surface area is 5 to 50 m2/g as a water-repellent particle.

US Pat. No. 10,115,984

INTEGRATED RECIRCULATING OPEN CATHODE FUEL CELL SYSTEM

ALTERGY SYSTEMS, Folsom,...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising:a fuel cell stack;
a fan;
the fan configured to provide process air to supply oxidizer to said fuel cell stack;
an air duct coupled to said fan and said fuel cell stack;
an electrical service load coupled to the fuel cell stack, said electrical service load configured for receiving electrical power generated from reactions within the fuel cell stack; and
wherein said air duct is configured to direct the flow of air to said fuel cell stack to provide cooling air to said fuel cell stack;
wherein the air duct is configured such that said air flow simultaneously provides cooling air and process oxidizer to said fuel cell stack.

US Pat. No. 10,115,968

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte solution comprising:a lithium salt;
an electrolyte solution solvent;
a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1,

where Y1 and Y2 are each independently silicon (Si) or tin (Sn),
R1 to R6 are each independently hydrogen or a C1-C10 alkyl group, and
A is

where Y3 is Si or Sn,
R7 to R9 are each independently hydrogen or a C1-C10 alkyl group, and
n is between 2 and 4; and
a compound represented by Chemical Formula 2,

where R10 to R18 are each independently hydrogen or a C1-C10 alkyl group,
wherein the compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 is included in an amount of 0.01 wt % to 5 wt % based on a total weight of the non-aqueous electrolyte solution, and
the lithium salt is selected from the group consisting of LiPF6, LiAsF6, LiCF3SO3, LiN(CF3SO2)2, LiSbF6, LiN(C2F5SO2)2, LiAlO4, LiAlCl4, LiSO3CF3, LiClO4, and any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,115,966

METALLATE ELECTRODES

FARADION LTD, Sheffield ...

1. An electrode containing an active material of the formula:AaMbXxOy
wherein
A is one or more alkali metals selected from sodium or a mixture of sodium and potassium;
M is selected from one or more transition metals and/or one or more non-transition metals and/or one or more metalloids;
X comprises one or more atoms selected from niobium, antimony, tellurium, tantalum, bismuth and selenium;
wherein
0 and further wherein
M comprises one or more transition metals and/or one or more non-transition metals and/or one or more metalloids selected from titanium, vanadium, chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, iron, osmium, cobalt, nickel, palladium, platinum, copper, silver, gold, zinc, cadmium, magnesium, calcium, beryllium, strontium, barium, aluminium and boron.

US Pat. No. 10,115,961

METHOD FOR THE FABRICATION OF A THIN-FILM SOLID-STATE BATTERY WITH NI(OH)2 ELECTRODE, BATTERY CELL, AND BATTERY

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Pa...

1. A method for fabricating a thin-film solid-state battery cell on a substrate comprising a first current collector layer, the method comprising:depositing above the first current collector layer a first electrode layer,
wherein the first electrode layer is a nanoporous composite layer comprising a plurality of pores having pore walls, and
wherein the first electrode layer comprises a mixture of a dielectric material and an active electrode material;
depositing above the first electrode layer a porous dielectric layer; and
depositing directly on the porous dielectric layer a second electrode layer,
wherein depositing the second electrode layer comprises depositing a porous Ni(OH)2 layer using an electrochemical deposition process.

US Pat. No. 10,115,960

ELECTRODE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Jenax Inc., Busan (KR) H...

1. A method of fabricating an electrode for a secondary battery comprising:providing, into a plasma reactor, a non-woven fabric current collector comprising metal fibers which form a porosity;
providing, into the plasma reactor, a sputtering target comprising a metal, a metalloid, an oxide thereof, or a mixture thereof comprising an active material; and
depositing an active material layer of a non-radial shape on the metal fibers through the porosity using a plasma-based sputtering operation,
wherein a cross-section of the metal fiber and the active material deposited on the metal fiber, taken in a direction which is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the metal fiber, has a circularity from 0.2 to 0.8 as defined by Equation 1 below;

 (A denotes an entire area of a cross-section of the metal fiber and the active material layer formed on the metal fiber, and P denotes circumferntial length of the cross-section), and
wherein the circularity of the active material layer is controlled by a straight movement of clusters, neutral species, or ion species of the active material desorbed from the sputtering target.

US Pat. No. 10,115,957

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate;
a case accommodating the electrode assembly and having an opening;
a cap plate sealing the opening of the case, the cap plate electrically connected to the second electrode plate and having a short-circuit hole;
an inversion plate arranged in the short-circuit hole;
a first terminal plate electrically connected to the first electrode plate and spaced apart from the cap plate;
a fuse part comprising a first fuse and a second fuse spaced apart from each other in the first terminal plate; and
a charging/discharging member electrically and physically connected to the first terminal plate between the first fuse and the second fuse at an outside of the case,
wherein the first fuse and the second fuse are configured to be melted in a short-circuited state between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate such that the charging/discharging member is electrically disconnected from each of the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,955

BATTERY TERMINAL ADAPTER

1. A battery terminal adapter for allowing a plurality of electrical wires to be connected to a single battery terminal, said battery terminal adapter comprising:a body side portion having a first end and a second end, said body side portion defining at least one wire-receiving hole therein;
a resiliently deformable first arm extending from said first end of said side portion, said first arm having a central portion and extending longitudinally from said side portion and an end portion opposite from said side portion;
a resiliently deformable second arm extending from said second end of said side portion opposing said first arm, said second arm having a central portion and extending longitudinally from said side portion and an end portion opposite from said side portion; and
a battery terminal receiving cavity defined by and delimited between said central portions of said first and said second arms; wherein
at least one of the end portion of the first arm and the end portion of the second arm extends from and forms an L-shaped arrangement with the corresponding central portion of the first arm and the central portion of the second arm, respectively, and defines at least one transversely-oriented wire-receiving hole and at least one respective fastener bore corresponding to each transversely-oriented wire-receiving hole of the at least one transversely-oriented wire-receiving hole, wherein the respective fastener bore is configured to allow insertion of a fastener therethrough to secure a wire within the corresponding transversely-oriented fastener bore; and further wherein
the battery terminal receiving cavity is electrically conductive with the at least one wire-receiving hole in the body side portion and with the at least one transversely-oriented wire-receiving hole.

US Pat. No. 10,115,953

ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. An energy storage apparatus, comprising:one or more energy storage devices;
a component on which bus bars are arranged, the component comprising an insulating material;
a wiring connection component for connecting a first wiring and a second wiring, the first wiring being connected to at least one of the one or more energy storage devices; and
an attachment portion to which the wiring connection component is detachably attached,
wherein the energy storage apparatus is disposed in an energy storage pack in which an other energy storage apparatus is disposed,
wherein the wiring connection component connects the first wiring, which is connected to the wiring connection component, and the second wiring, which is connected to the wiring connection component and to the other energy storage apparatus, and
wherein the wiring connection component includes:
a connector to which the first wiring is connected;
a connector holder for holding the connector; and
a main body to which the connector holder is detachably attached.

US Pat. No. 10,115,951

SWELLING TAPE FOR FILLING GAP

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A swelling tape for filling a gap, comprising:a substrate layer that is deformed in a length direction upon contact with a fluid;
a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed in a direction parallel to the length direction of the substrate layer on one surface of the substrate layer, and satisfying Equation 1; and
a back-side coating layer present on a surface opposite to the surface of the substrate layer on which the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is formed,
wherein the substrate layer has a shore A hardness according to ASTM D2240 of 70 A or more, or the substrate layer has a shore D hardness according to JIS K-7311 of 40 D or more, wherein the recited hardnesses are maintained after the substrate is in contact with the fluid,
wherein the back-side coating layer comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of a fluorine-based releasing agent, a silicon-based releasing agent, a releasing agent containing silicon and having a vinyl or acrylic group, and an amide-based releasing agent:
1.5?X2/X1?150  [Equation 1]
where X1 is a peeling strength of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer measured at room temperature, and at a peeling rate of 5 mm/sec and a peeling angle of 180 degrees with respect to the surface opposite to the surface of the substrate layer on which the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is formed, and X2 is a peeling strength measured with respect to glass at room temperature and at a peeling rate of 5 mm/sec and a peeling angle of 180 degrees,
wherein the X1 is 20 gf/25 mm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,115,946

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:an electrode assembly comprising:
a first electrode plate comprising a first electrode tab;
a second electrode plate comprising a second electrode tab; and
a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate;
a case comprising:
a body accommodating the electrode assembly;
a cap plate at an upper portion of the body; and
a bottom plate at a lower portion of the body;
an electrode terminal comprising:
a first electrode terminal electrically connected to the first electrode tab and extending through the cap plate; and
a second electrode terminal electrically connected to the second electrode tab via the case and on the cap plate; and
a first safety vent in the bottom plate,
wherein an exterior surface of the bottom plate defines first gas exhaust grooves in communication with the first safety vent, one of the first gas exhaust grooves extending from the first safety vent to an outer perimeter of the bottom plate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,930

COMBINED INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL EXTRACTION LAYERS FOR ENHANCED LIGHT OUTCOUPLING FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Universal Display Corpora...

1. An organic light emitting device comprising:a substrate;
a transparent first electrode having a first index of refraction, disposed adjacent to the substrate;
a second electrode;
an organic emissive layer disposed between the transparent first electrode and the second electrode, the organic emissive layer having a second index of refraction;
layer disposed between the substrate and the transparent first electrode, comprising:
a first material having an index of refraction at least 0.01 greater than the second index of refraction, and
a non-planar interface between the first material and a material adjacent to the first material; and
an external extraction layer disposed adjacent to the substrate, wherein the external extraction layer outcouples light from the substrate and the substrate is disposed between the internal extraction layer and the external extraction layer;
wherein the internal extraction layer comprises at least on material having an index of refraction that is greater than the index of refraction of the substrate and less than the first index of refraction.

US Pat. No. 10,115,920

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An organic light emitting diode display device comprising:a common anode electrode disposed on red, green and blue sub-pixel regions as a single electrode and including a metal layer and a transparent conductive material layer on the metal layer;
a hole injection layer disposed on the common anode electrode;
a first hole transport layer disposed on the hole injection layer;
a second hole transport layer disposed on the first hole transport layer opposite to the red sub-pixel region;
a third hole transport layer disposed on the first hole transport layer opposite to the green sub-pixel region;
first, second and third organic emission layers arranged over the first hole transport layer opposite to the red, green and blue sub-pixel regions, respectively;
an electron transport layer disposed on the first, second and third organic emission layers;
a first cathode electrode on the electron transport layer corresponding to the red sub-pixel region;
a second cathode electrode on the electron transport layer corresponding to the green sub-pixel region; and
a third cathode electrode on the electron transport layer corresponding to the blue sub-pixel region,
wherein the second organic emission layer opposite to the green sub-pixel region is formed in a stacked structure including a green dopant host layer disposed between a first green hole type host layer and a second green hole type host layer used to transport holes,
wherein the first green hole type host layer of the second organic emission layer is interposed between the green dopant host layer and the third hole transport layer,
wherein the third organic emission layer opposite to the blue sub-pixel region is formed in a stacked structure including a blue dopant host layer disposed between a first blue hole type host layer and a second blue hole type host layer used to transport holes,
wherein the second blue hole type host layer of the third organic emission layer is interposed between the blue dopant host layer and the electron transport layer,
wherein the first, second and third organic emission layers are separate and discriminately formed from one another on the hole injection layer,
wherein a side of the stacked structure of the second organic emission layer contacts a side of the stacked structure of the third organic emission layer, and
wherein the first green hole type host layer of the stacked structure of the second organic emission layer is substantially coplanar with the second blue hole type host layer of the stacked structure of the third organic emission layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,907

COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A compound represented by any one selected from the following Formula 1, Formula 2, and Formula 3:
wherein, in Formula 1, X and Y are each independently S, O, or NR1,
wherein, in Formulae 2 and 3,
X and Y are each independently S, O, NR1, or CR2R3,
wherein, in Formulae 1, 2, and 3,
A to F are each independently hydrogen, deuterium, or a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl moiety fused to a corresponding backbone, at least one of A or B being a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl moiety fused to the corresponding backbone,
Ar1 to Ar4 and R1 to R3 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group,
at least one substituent of the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, substituted C6-C60 aryl group, substituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group is:
a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, or a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, or a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q11)(Q12), —Si(Q13)(Q14)(Q15), or —B(Q16)(Q17);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C2-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q21)(Q22), —Si(Q23)(Q24)(Q25), or —B(Q26)(Q27); or
—N(Q31)(Q32), —Si(Q33)(Q34)(Q35), or —B(Q36)(Q37),
wherein Q11 to Q17, Q21 to Q27, and Q31 to Q37 are each independently a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,115,898

MAGNETORESISTIVE TUNNEL JUNCTION

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for forming a Magnetoresistive Tunnel Junction (MJT), the method comprising:disposing a magnetic, substantially circular reference layer on a first electrode;
disposing a resistive layer onto the reference layer;
disposing a magnetic, substantially circular free layer on the resistive layer, wherein the reference layer completely overlaps the free layer in a plan view, and wherein the reference layer is larger than the free layer in the plan view; and
disposing a second electrode so as to be connected to the free layer;
wherein the reference layer produces a first magnetic core in a first direction, and the free layer produces a second magnetic core in a second direction, wherein the second direction is different from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,115,893

DATA STORAGE DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a data storage device, the method comprising:forming a magnetic tunnel junction layer on a substrate;
irradiating a first ion beam on the magnetic tunnel junction layer at a first incident angle with respect to a top surface of the substrate and in situ in a first chamber to form a plurality of magnetic tunnel junction patterns from the magnetic tunnel junction layer, the plurality of magnetic tunnel junction patterns separated from each other;
irradiating a second ion beam on the magnetic tunnel junction patterns at a second incident angle with respect to the top surface of the substrate and in situ in the first chamber, subsequently to irradiating the first ion beam on the magnetic tunnel junction layer, the second incident angle smaller than the first incident angle; and
irradiating a third ion beam on the magnetic tunnel junction patterns at a third incident angle with respect to the top surface of the substrate and in situ in the first chamber, subsequently to irradiating the second ion beam on the magnetic tunnel junction patterns, the third incident angle greater than the first incident angle.

US Pat. No. 10,115,887

FERROELECTRIC CERAMICS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ADVANCED MATERIAL TECHNOL...

1. Ferroelectric ceramics comprising:a Pt film formed on a stacked film;
a SrTiO3 film formed on said Pt film; and
a PZT film formed on said SrTiO3 film, wherein,
said stacked film is a film formed by repeating N times sequentially a first ZrO2 film and a Y2O3 film, and a second ZrO2 film is formed on said film formed repeatedly N times; and
said N is an integer of 1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,115,877

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:(a) providing a support, and a semiconductor light-emitting element disposed on the support, the semiconductor light-emitting element including:
a semiconductor structure, and
a first electrode and a second electrode that are disposed on the semiconductor structure;
(b) providing a base including a first interconnect terminal corresponding to the first electrode, and a second interconnect terminal corresponding to the second electrode;
(c) forming a first metal layer that is continuous and covers both a surface of the first electrode and a surface of the second electrode;
(d) forming a second metal layer that is continuous and covers both a surface of the first interconnect terminal and a surface of the second interconnect terminal;
(e) arranging the first and second electrodes to face the first and second interconnect terminals, respectively, and electrically connecting the first and second electrodes to the first and second interconnect terminals, respectively, by atomic diffusion joining, such that:
a first portion of the first and second metal layers is in a region between the first electrode and the first interconnect terminal,
a second portion of the first and second metal layers is in a region between the second electrode and the second interconnect terminal, and
a third portion of the first and second metal layers is in a region other than the first and second portions; and
(f) rendering electrically insulative or removing the third portion of the first and second metal layers.

US Pat. No. 10,115,876

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE MOUNT, LEADFRAME, AND LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device mount comprising:a positive lead terminal and a negative lead terminal, each of which includes
a first main surface,
a second main surface opposite to said first main surface in a thickness direction of each of said positive lead terminal and said negative lead terminal, and
an end surface which is provided between said first main surface and said second main surface, said end surface including
a first recessed surface area and
a second recessed surface area between said positive lead terminal and said negative lead terminal facing each other, said first recessed surface area extending from a first point of said first main surface in cross section, said second recessed surface area extending from a second point of said second main surface in cross section, said first point being arranged on an exterior side relative to said second point in cross section, said first recessed surface area and said second recessed surface area define a protruding portion protruding outwardly,
wherein at least one of said positive lead terminal and said negative lead terminal includes a middle area between said first and second recessed surface areas, forming an end surface of said protruding portion, that is arranged on an exterior side relative to said first point.

US Pat. No. 10,115,803

FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR THE FABRICATION THEREOF

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. Field-effect transistor having at least one channel layer, said channel layer comprising a group-III-nitride compound semiconductor, wherein the field-effect transistor comprises at least one source electrode and at least one drain electrode, with the at least one source electrode and the at least one drain electrode each having at least one contact, with the at least one contact having a same or smaller depth than the channel layer;said source electrode and drain electrode comprising at least one doped region extending from the same surface into the at least one channel layer, wherein the depth of penetration of said doped region is selected from approximately 10 nm to approximately 200 nm, and a depth of penetration is equal or smaller than a channel depth, and the gradient of the dopant concentration at the lower interface between the channel layer and the doped region is smaller than 14 nm/decade.

US Pat. No. 10,115,782

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH DURABLE WIRING

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

6. A display device comprising:a first substrate including a display region having pixels and a peripheral region surrounding the display region;
a gate line driver circuit in the peripheral region, the gate line driver circuit comprising a first circuit, a second circuit, and a wiring connecting the first circuit to the second circuit; and
a gate line electrically connected to the display region and the gate line driver circuit, wherein
the gate line and the wiring each have a zigzag structure, and
a pitch of the zigzag structure of the gate line is larger than that of the wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,115,774

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A method of manufacturing a display device, comprising the steps of:preparing a base body including a plurality of first regions and a second region having a shape surrounding each of the first regions, and forming a resin layer in the plurality of first regions;
forming, in the second region, a buried layer that is made of silicon glass and has a moisture-proof property higher than the resin layer, the buried layer including a first portion directly overlying an upper surface of the resin layer and a second portion surrounding a peripheral edge of the resin layer;
forming, on the buried layer and the resin layer, an overcoat layer that includes a metal oxide material or a metal nitride material;
forming, on the overcoat layer, a functional layer that includes pixels, each of the pixels including an organic light emitting element; and
cutting the buried layer and the functional layer along a line passing through the second region, so as to separate the resin layer into a plurality of portions respectively corresponding to the plurality of first regions, wherein
a first thickness of the second portion gradually decreases from a cut edge of the buried layer toward the peripheral edge of the resin layer in a cross-sectional view.

US Pat. No. 10,115,693

SOLDER LAYER OF A SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP ARRANGED WITHIN RECESSES

LONGITUDE LICENSING LIMIT...

1. A semiconductor chip comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a plurality of bump electrodes provided on one face side of said substrate;
a plurality of recesses provided on the other face side of said substrate;
a solder layer arranged within said recesses, wherein said recesses are formed so as to have a smaller aperture area from said other face side of said substrate towards said one face side thereof, and wherein the solder layer completely fills said recesses; and
a circuit forming layer disposed between the solder layer and the plurality of bump electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,115,691

MODULE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A module, comprising:an electronic component having a first electrode;
a mounting board having a second electrode;
a solder-bump configured to connect the first electrode and the second electrode; and
a thermoplastic resin member configured to contact both the first electrode and the second electrode and cover the solder-bump, so as to form a space between the electronic component and the mounting board.

US Pat. No. 10,115,603

REMOVAL OF SURFACE PASSIVATION

ASM IP HOLDING B.V., Alm...

1. A method for removing at least a portion of a passivation film from a substrate surface comprising a first metal surface and a second dielectric surface, the method comprising:exposing the passivation film to a vapor phase organic reactant that is an alcohol, an aldehyde or has the formula R—COOH, where R is hydrogen or a C1 to C3 alkyl,
wherein the passivation film was formed by exposure of the first metal surface to a passivation agent comprising a hydrocarbon, and
wherein the passivation film is not exposed to a plasma during exposure of the passivation film to the vapor phase organic reactant, and
selectively depositing a material on the first metal surface relative to the second dielectric surface.

US Pat. No. 10,115,595

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:ion-injecting a dopant into a semiconductor layer formed of a group III-V compound semiconductor containing nitrogen as a Group V element;
performing a first activation annealing on the semiconductor layer having the ion-injected dopant using a heat-treating furnace under temperature conditions of 700° C. to 900° C.; and
performing a second activation annealing by allowing a pulsed laser beam to be incident on the semiconductor layer after the first activation annealing is performed,
wherein annealing is performed in a nitrogen atmosphere during the performing of the second activation annealing.

US Pat. No. 10,115,541

SWITCH COMPONENT, PUSH SWITCH, ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING PUSH SWITCH

CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A switch component comprising:a metallic spring plate comprising an outer peripheral edge and at least one pair of protrusions protruding from the outer peripheral edge; and
a cover of rubber covering at least one part of an upper surface of the metallic spring plate and comprising at least one pair of supporting portions that support the metallic spring plate,
the at least one pair of supporting portions supporting the at least one pair of protrusions of the metallic spring plate from below.

US Pat. No. 10,115,513

INTEGRATED INDUCTOR STRUCTURE

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An integrated inductor structure, comprising:a first guard ring comprising:
a first inner ring disposed in a first metal layer and comprising at least one first inner ring opening; and
a first outer ring disposed in a second metal layer and comprising at least one first outer ring opening;
a second guard ring comprising:
a second inner ring disposed in the first metal layer and comprising at least one second inner ring opening;
a second outer ring disposed in the second metal layer and comprising at least one second outer ring opening;
an interlaced structure comprising:
a first plurality of connection portions arranged and directly connected between end terminals of the at least one first inner ring opening and end terminals of the at least one second outer ring opening in an interlaced manner, in order to couple the at least one first inner ring to the at least one second outer ring; and
a second plurality of connection portions arranged and directly connected between end terminals of the at least one first outer ring opening and end terminals of the at least one second inner ring opening in an interlaced manner, in order to couple the at least one first outer ring to the at least one second inner ring;
a patterned ground shield disposed at inner sides of the first inner ring and the second inner ring, and coupled to the first inner ring, the first outer ring, the second inner ring, and the second outer ring; and
an inductor formed above the guard ring and the patterned ground shield.

US Pat. No. 10,115,392

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM COMPRISING A SPEAKER AND A MICROPHONE, AND VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM

VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGI...

1. A method for adjusting a voice recognition system to different surrounding acoustic noise levels and voice characteristics, wherein the voice recognition system comprises a speaker and a microphone, the method comprising the steps of:a) memorizing an audio frequency signal by the voice recognition system;
wherein the audio frequency signal comprises any prompt output by the speaker or any audible signal output by the speaker and/or a prompt signal prompting for a user input signal and/or a welcome signal;
wherein the audio frequency signal is recognized by the voice recognition system;
b) playing back the audio frequency signal by means of the speaker, wherein after the playing back of the audio frequency signal, a user is prompted to provide the user input signal;
c) detecting an acoustic effect of the playing back of the audio frequency signal by the microphone;
d) generating a detection signal by the microphone based on the detected acoustic effect of the playing back of the audio frequency signal;
e) automatically adjusting parameters of the voice recognition system upon detecting the generated detection signal and prior to the user operatively using the voice recognition system; and
f) receiving the user input signal by the voice recognition system; wherein the user input signal comprises a first voice command;
wherein the steps a) through f) are performed in sequential order;
wherein the adjusting of parameters of the voice recognition system includes an adjustment of a gain of an amplifier associated to the microphone, speaker or both;
wherein the voice recognition system is in a vehicle; and
wherein the step of playing back the audio frequency signal is conducted during an initial use of the voice recognition system once the user enters the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,115,372

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a sensor configured to sense ambient light;
a display configured to provide a screen including a first area which displays a content and a second area outside the first area; and
a processor configured to change a size of the second area based on the sensed ambient light,
wherein the processor is further configured to divide the second area into a plurality of edge areas based on the sensed ambient light and change respective sizes of the plurality of edge areas.

US Pat. No. 10,115,349

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display device having a data transmission device for providing a differential signal to a source driver, the data transmission device comprising:a differential signaling driver including a current controller, the current controller dividing an image data into unit data of multi-bits, determining a toggling for each unit data of the image data on a basis of a frequency of change in the image data, and setting an output current value based on a determination of the toggling for each unit data of the image data; and
first and second signal lines electrically connected between the differential signaling driver and a receiver, the receiver outputting the differential signal to the source driver.

US Pat. No. 10,115,322

TORSO SIMULANT WITH VASCULAR ELEMENTS MECHANICALLY RESPONSIVE TO A TOURNIQUET

Techline Technologies, In...

1. A torso simulant for use as a training device for stemming blood flow comprising:(a) a mandrel including an exterior surface which simulates at least a portion of a trunk;
(b) at least one compressible tube which simulates a vascular element;
(c) a plate which partially covers said mandrel and said at least one compressible tube with said at least one compressible tube disposed between said mandrel and said plate, said plate movable toward said mandrel enabling compression of said at least one compressible tube when a force is communicated onto said plate;
(d) a patch which completely covers said plate and partially covers said mandrel and said at least one compressible tube, said patch secured to said mandrel about a perimeter of said plate, said at least one compressible tube extends from under said patch;
(e) a compressible layer which covers said mandrel, said at least one compressible tube and said patch, said compressible layer simulates skin; and
(f) at least one structure disposed along said compressible layer to simulate an injury, said at least one compressible tube communicates a liquid to said at least one structure.

US Pat. No. 10,115,265

DEVICE FOR INSTANT LOTTERY TICKET INSPECTION AND ACTIVATION, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SAME

The Froelich Group LLC, ...

1. A computer-implemented method of inspecting and activating a scratch-off lottery ticket bearing game play information covered by a scratch-off coating, and bearing ticket authentication information, the method comprising:using a device comprising a specifically-programmed remote computer system to perform at least the following:
detecting tampering with the coating;
generating tampering status information based on detection of tampering;
detecting the authentication information;
encrypting the detected authentication information and tampering status information; and communicating the encrypted authentication information and tampering status information to a specifically-programmed central computer system; and
using the central computer system to perform at least the following:
receiving the encrypted authentication information and tampering status information from the remote computer system;
decrypting the received authentication information and tampering status information;
assigning a ticket activation status to the ticket based on the tampering status information and on eligibility data stored in the central computer system in association with the authentication information;
generating an activation signal comprising the ticket activation status; and
communicating the activation signal to the remote computer system, wherein the remote computer system
receives the activation signal from the central computer system;
extracts the ticket activation status from the activation signal; and
communicates the ticket activation status to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,115,261

3D ENHANCEMENTS TO GAMING COMPONENTS IN GAMING SYSTEMS WITH REAL-WORLD PHYSICS

IGT CANADA SOLUTIONS ULC,...

1. An electronic gaming machine for providing game components with three-dimensional (3D) enhancement, the machine comprising:at least one processor;
at least one persistent data store;
at least one receiver to receive game data for storage in the at least one persistent data store;
a display device configured with a user interface to display at least one of a row and a column of the game components along a plane on a display device in accordance with a set of game rules for a given game, each one of the game components having an original symbol associated thereto, and to display an item in a manner that imitates at least one physics property that includes collision behavior and that interacts with at least one of the game components to display the at least one of the game components separating into at least two pieces in response to a collision between the item and the at least one of the game components,
wherein the item provides a 3D enhancement, and
wherein the at least one processor is configured to integrate the item into the given game based on the interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,115,174

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORWARDING AN APPLICATION USER INTERFACE

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method for forwarding application user interfaces, the method comprising:generating a first source content that represents a first application user interface on a first computing platform;
generating a second source content that represents a second application user interface on the first computing platform;
encoding the first application user interface and the second application user interface independently into two or more encoded content streams on the first computing platform where the two or more encoded content streams contain composition metadata and information reproducible as a composite application user interface where the composition metadata includes information for compositing graphics content from the two or more encoded content streams for concurrent representation in a display; and
sending the two or more encoded content streams from the first computing platform to a second computing platform on which the two or more encoded content streams are decodable into two or more decoded independent content streams from which the composite application user interface is compositable based on the composition metadata, the two or more encoded content streams comprising commands based on a graphics API for rendering graphical images accelerated by a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), where the composite application user interface enables a user to send a command to the first computing platform through an input received on the second computing platform, where the second computing platform includes the GPU capable of rendering the composite application user interface including the graphics content based on the commands and the composition metadata from the two or more encoded content streams to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,115,099

OVER THE AIR MANAGEMENT OF PAYMENT APPLICATION INSTALLED IN MOBILE DEVICE

Visa International Servic...

1. A computer-implemented method of controlling use of a payment application installed on a mobile device comprising a processor and a contactless element coupled to the processor, the method comprising:receiving, by a server computer, a request to enable or disable user access to features or functions of the payment application;
generating, by the server computer, a command message responsive to the request, the command message comprising control data that when executed by the processor, permits or denies access to the features or functions of the payment application, so that the mobile device including the payment application can only be used to conduct only certain types or amounts of purchases; and
transmitting, by the server computer, the generated command message to the mobile device over a wireless network, wherein the processor executes the control data causing the payment application in the mobile device to permit or deny access to the features or functions of the payment application, so that the mobile device including the payment application can only be used to conduct only certain types or amounts of purchases at a terminal comprising a contactless reader in short range communication with the mobile device,
wherein the control data includes one or more of an access control indicator, an alphanumeric data string, or a set of data values; and
wherein the mobile device is configured to extract the control data from the command message and store the control data in a secure data storage of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,115,097

PROTECTING LOTTERY RECEIPTS

1. A method for enabling verification of validity of a lottery receipt, said method comprising:generating, by a point of sale device or a point of sale remote system, including a processor coupled to a memory device, a first code that is not accessible by a host computing system, the first code comprising a random number;
calculating, by the point of sale device or the point of sale remote system, a one way hash of the first code;
receiving, by the host computing system, the one way hash of the first code;
generating, by the host computing system, a second code for the lottery transaction, wherein the second code comprises information based on one of a digital signature or a digital timestamp;
receiving, by the point of sale device or the point of sale remote system, the second code;
generating, by the point of sale device and/or point of sale remote system, a security code as a transformation of the first code and the second code; and
including the security code on a lottery receipt.

US Pat. No. 10,115,089

PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION SYSTEM

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system, comprising:a payment authorization device; and a wireless beacon device;
wherein the wireless beacon device comprises one or more hardware processors configured to execute instructions that cause the wireless beacon device to perform operations comprising:
establishing short range wireless communications with the payment authorization device and establishing communications with a user device, wherein the payment authorization device is separate from, but co-located with, the user device, and wherein each of the payment authorization device and the user device are within a communications area of the wireless beacon device;
wherein the payment authorization device comprises one or more hardware processors configured to execute instructions that cause the payment authorization device to perform operations comprising:
automatically receiving through the short range wireless communications, and in association with a merchant virtual storefront transaction request for a transaction being conducted on the user device, a request to authenticate a merchant virtual storefront from the user device, via the wireless beacon device, after the user device detects an event associated with the merchant virtual storefront transaction request;
retrieving, through the short range wireless communications, identifying information associated with the merchant virtual storefront from the user device via the wireless beacon device;
comparing the identifying information retrieved through the short range wireless communications with authentication information stored in a database and determining that the merchant virtual storefront is authentic;
in response to the determining that the merchant virtual storefront is authentic, authorizing the merchant virtual storefront transaction request and causing transmission of user payment account information to the user device, via the wireless beacon device, wherein the transmitting user payment account information automatically populates payment information fields within the merchant virtual storefront; and
displaying, through a graphical user interface, an authorization message that indicates an authenticity of the merchant virtual storefront.

US Pat. No. 10,115,069

AUTHENTICATING PARCEL CONSIGNEES WITH INDICIA DECODING DEVICES

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:encoding a first key into a first indicia, wherein the first key is encrypted;
encoding a second key and a decryption key into a second indicia, wherein the decryption key decrypts the first key;
generating, via a printer, a parcel label including an image of the first indicia and a name of a consignee for a parcel bearing the parcel label;
imaging, with a mobile computing device, the first indicia on the parcel to obtain a representation of the first indicia;
imaging, with the mobile computing device, the second indicia provided by a recipient of the parcel to obtain a representation of the second indicia;
processing, with the mobile computing device, the representation of the first indicia and the representation of the second indicia to determine the first key specified by the first indicia, and the second key and the decryption key specified by the second indicia;
after decrypting the first key, determining, with the mobile computing device, whether the second key matches the decrypted first key by comparing the second key with the decrypted first key; and
if the second key matches the first key, generating an indication with the mobile computing device that the recipient is an authorized recipient of the parcel.

US Pat. No. 10,115,054

CLASSIFYING FEATURES USING A NEUROSYNAPTIC SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:receiving a set of features extracted from input data;
training a linear classifier based on the set of features extracted;
generating a first matrix using the linear classifier, wherein the first matrix includes a first dimension and a second dimension, wherein each dimension includes multiple elements, wherein each element of the first dimension corresponds to a feature of the set of features extracted, and wherein each element of the second dimension corresponds to a classification label of a set of different classification labels for classifying one or more objects of interest in the input data;
arranging each element of the second dimension into a corresponding synaptic weight arrangement representing effective synaptic strengths for a classification label corresponding to the element;
programming a first neurosynaptic core circuit for dimensionality reduction by programming synaptic weights of a plurality of electronic synapse devices of the first neurosynaptic core circuit based on each synaptic weight arrangement that each element of the second dimension is arranged into; and
reducing a number of features included in the first set of features utilizing the first neurosynaptic core circuit, wherein the reduced number of features are mapped to a second neurosynaptic core circuit configured to classify the one or more objects of interest in the input data;
wherein each synaptic weight of the synaptic weight arrangement represents a feature associated with a classification label and quantized to a particular value of a range of values to facilitate the dimensionality reduction and the mapping of the reduced number of features to the second neurosynaptic core circuit such that the reduced number of features all fit onto the second neurosynaptic core circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,115,049

RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION CAPSULE

Ent. Services Development...

1. A capsule comprising:a substrate layer;
a radio frequency identification layer on the substrate layer, the radio frequency identification layer comprising a radio frequency identification tag formed from nanoparticle ink, wherein the radio frequency identification tag comprises:
silver nanoparticle connectors applied by a print head of a three-dimensional printer, and
at least one inductor formed from a strontium ferrite nanoparticle ink; and
a protective layer surrounding the radio frequency identification layer, wherein at least one of the substrate layer and the protective layer comprises a polycarbonate ink applied by a print head of the three-dimensional printer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,045

ABSOLUTE SURFACE CODING/ENCODING AN AREA IN ABSOLUTE TERMS

HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER...

1. An area position code pattern for an area to be encoded in absolute terms, comprising;an arrangement of code marks in a basic grid, wherein at least a portion of said area position code pattern being readable by an optical matrix sensor for determining an absolute position information in at least one degree of freedom, wherein:
a first absolute code sequence encoded in a stringing-together of the code marks in a first line direction of the basic grid, which embodies a first line on the area to be encoded, and
a second absolute code sequence encoded in a stringing-together of the code marks in the first line direction, which embodies a second line on the area to be encoded,
which second line follows the first line, and
wherein the first line and the second line form a line pair,
and wherein the first absolute code sequence is codeword-distinct from the second absolute code sequence,
wherein in a subsequent pair, which follows the line pair, the first and/or second absolute code sequences are arranged with a phase offset in the first direction of the basic grid,
wherein the phase offset is an integer multiple of the grid positions.

US Pat. No. 10,115,038

METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE LEARNING UTILIZING FACIAL RECOGNITION

EdTech Learning LLC, Lah...

1. A computer implemented method for integrating affective based user data with traditional cognitive data in computer adaptive learning comprising:presenting to a learner one or more instructional components linked to full instructional component metadata for the adaptive learning system to reference;
capturing, by a camera in communication with one or more processors, affective data in a learning profile for the learner in reaction to the one or more instructional components, wherein the affective data includes facial expression data captured while the one or more instructional components are presented, and wherein the affective data is captured at least once every three seconds;
inferring emotional states of the learner, using the one or more processors to analyze the facial expression data which was captured;
capturing cognitive data for the learner based on the learner's correct or incorrect answer to the one or more instructional components, wherein the cognitive data is indicative of the learner's performance in responding to the one or more instructional components;
combining the cognitive data and the affective data and performing algorithmic analysis to determine the adaptive instruction based on a positive or negative adaptivity score, wherein the negative adaptivity score is based on at least one of a negative emotional state and a negative cognitive score based on incorrect answers to the one or more instructional components and indicates a need to provide an alternative learning pathway relating to the one or more instructional components, and the positive adaptivity score is based on at least one of a positive emotional state and a positive cognitive score based on correct answers to the one or more instructional components and indicates that the individual is prepared for advancement to a higher level of learning;
generating a learner profile,
populating the learner profile with the adaptivity score; and
generating supplemental learner profile data by combining the cognitive data and affective data and comparing the supplemental learner profile data to a normed learner population data to select an adaptive instruction to provide to the learner;
populating the learner profile with the cognitive score to provide a learner profile containing one or more preferred learning modalities for the learner,
presenting to the learner the adaptive instruction, wherein the adaptive instruction comprises alternative remedial instructional components relating to the one or more instructional components in the event of a negative adaptivity score, and advanced instructional components in the event of a positive adaptivity score, wherein the remedial instructional components and the advanced instructional components are linked to full instructional component metadata; and
wherein the step of presenting to the learner the adaptive instruction further takes into account the supplemental learner profile data, including cognitive data, affective data, the normed learner population data, and the one or more preferred learning modalities for the learner.

US Pat. No. 10,115,037

PATIENT IDENTIFICATION USING DYNAMIC MEDICAL IMAGES

KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY...

1. A method for patient identification, comprising:(a) retrieving from a database a first series of multiple dynamic chest x-ray images associated with a first patient;
(b) using the first series of multiple dynamic chest x-ray images, calculating first pulsation data which is a time function of a parameter indicative of the first patient's pulsation;
(c) using a sensor attached to a second patient, obtaining second pulsation data which is a time function of a parameter indicative of the second patient's pulsation;
(d) comparing the first pulsation data with the second pulsation data to determine whether the first patient is the same as the second patient; and
(e) generating a visual or audible warning signal in response to a determination that the first patient is different from the second patient.

US Pat. No. 10,115,029

AUTOMOBILE VIDEO CAMERA FOR THE DETECTION OF CHILDREN, PEOPLE OR PETS LEFT IN A VEHICLE

Ambarella, Inc., Santa C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a camera sensor configured to generate a video signal based on a targeted wide angle view of an interior of a vehicle; and
a processor configured to (A) receive a status signal indicating an environmental condition of said vehicle, (B) analyze one or more video frames of said video signal received from said camera sensor to detect an object, (C) classify a type of said object in said interior of said vehicle detected using said analysis of said video frames based on information visible in said video signal and (D) determine if said classification based on said analysis of said video frame matches an expected classification consistent with said environmental condition and (E) if said classification of said object determines that said vehicle is unattended by a person capable of operating one or more accessories of said vehicle, initiate one or more corrective measures based on said type of said object.

US Pat. No. 10,115,027

BARRIER AND GUARDRAIL DETECTION USING A SINGLE CAMERA

Mibileye Vision Technolog...

1. An image processing method, comprising:obtaining, via a camera located in a moving vehicle, a first image frame;
locating, in the first image frame, a first image patch comprising an image line intersecting a vanishing point in the first image frame;
obtaining, via the camera located in the moving vehicle, a second image frame;
locating, in the second image frame, a second image patch corresponding to the first image patch;
warping the first image patch based on a vertical surface model and known vehicle motion to provide a first warped image patch; and
identifying a match between the second image patch and the first warped image patch.

US Pat. No. 10,115,023

CART INSPECTION FOR SUSPICIOUS ITEMS

Stoplift, Inc., Cambridg...

1. A system comprising:a transaction area including at least a shopping cart, and a point of sale (POS) terminal that generates transaction data;
a video camera positioned proximate to the transaction area, the video camera configured to record POS operator activity and shopping cart images of the transaction area and store recorded video images of a customer in a video repository; and
a computer system linked to the POS terminal and the video repository, the computer system comprising at least a processor and a memory, the memory comprising at least an operating system and a cart inspection process, the cart inspection process performing video analysis of images of a transaction near the point of sale terminal, the video analysis comprising comparisons of the images with a reference representation to determine an extent to which a target image portrays imagery of non-suspicious activity or imagery of suspicious activity and, based on the video analysis, generating a suspicion level for the transaction when an image of the transaction portrays one or more items left in the shopping cart at a particular time during the transaction, the cart inspection further comprising:
capturing video data from the transaction area proximate to the POS terminal, the video data including images of items from the shopping cart unit; and
identifying, based on a determination of cart emptiness, discrepancies between items recorded by the POS terminal and the one or more items detected via analysis of the captured video data based on the items included in the captured video data and omitted by the point of sale terminal;
the cart inspection process configured to determine cart emptiness by concluding that the one or more items appropriate for scanning have been scanned by a scanner of the POS terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,115,004

METHODS AND SOFTWARE FOR HALLUCINATING FACIAL FEATURES BY PRIORITIZING RECONSTRUCTION ERRORS

Carnegie Mellon Universit...

1. A method of hallucinating facial features of a first face by prioritizing reconstruction errors, wherein the first face is present in an image in which a first portion of the first face is un-occluded and a second portion of the first face is occluded, the method comprising:receiving the image of the first face, the first portion containing one or more first facial features;
training a machine-learning algorithm using a set of images each containing a region of a face of an individual corresponding to the first portion of the first face and a region of the face of the individual corresponding to the second portion of the first face so as to produce machine-learning data or receiving machine-learning data corresponding to a previous implementation of such training; and
hallucinating one or more second facial features within the second portion of the first face as a function of the machine-learning data by prioritizing reconstruction errors for hallucinating the one or more second facial features such that reconstruction error for the one or more first facial features is minimized with a higher priority than reconstruction error for hallucinating the one or more second facial features.

US Pat. No. 10,114,988

TRACKING DEVICE WIRELESS PRECONFIGURATION

Tile, Inc., San Mateo, C...

1. A tracking device, comprising:a hall effect sensor configured to, when the tracking device is configured to operate in a sleep mode, detect a magnetic field and produce an output voltage based on a strength of the magnetic field;
a communication interface configured to establish a communicative connection with a preconfiguration system; and
a controller coupled to the hall effect sensor and the communication interface, the controller configured to:
responsive to receiving, from the hall effect sensor, an output voltage exceeding a threshold voltage, configure the tracking device to operate in a preconfiguration mode,
when configured to operate in the preconfiguration mode, establish the communicative connection with the preconfiguration system via the communication interface,
provide a tracking device identifier uniquely identifying the tracking device over the communicative connection to the preconfiguration system, the preconfiguration system configured to associate the tracking device identifier with a user account, and
responsive to providing the tracking device identifier to the preconfiguration system, configure the tracking device to operate in the sleep mode.

US Pat. No. 10,114,976

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR INTERFACING MULTIPLE SERVICE PROVIDER TRUSTED SERVICE MANAGERS AND SECURE ELEMENTS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system for interfacing between service providers and secure memories, comprising:a mobile computing device, the mobile computing device comprising at least one secure storage;
a service provider computing device; and
one or more computing devices interfacing between the mobile computing device and the service provider computing device, the one or more computing device comprising at least one memory, and a processor communicatively coupled to the at least one memory, wherein the processor executed application code instructions that are stored in the at least one memory to cause the one or more computing device to:
receive, from a service provider computing device, a first request comprising a computing device identifier that corresponds to the mobile computing device;
query the at least one memory for a secure storage identifier that corresponds to the computing device identifier;
transmit the secure storage identifier to the service provider computing device;
receive, from the service provider computing device, a second request based at least in part on the secure storage identifier; and
transmit a third request to a secure storage of the mobile computing device that corresponds to the secure storage identifier, the third request based on the second request received from the service provider computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,967

CONVERGED MECHANISM FOR PROTECTING DATA

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of protecting data depending upon importance, the method comprising:identifying a level of importance for each data item of a plurality of data items of a database stored in a primary data storage repository;
tracking changes to the plurality of data items to identify changed data items of the plurality of data items;
aggregating the changed data items using respective ones of a plurality of data protection methods corresponding to the level of importance for each changed data item of the changed data items; and
logging each of the aggregated changed data items to one of a first log in the primary data storage repository or a second log in a secondary storage repository in accordance with the data protection method used for each of the aggregated changed data items,
wherein aggregating the changed data items comprises:
aggregating first data items of the changed data items using a first data protection method of the plurality of data protection methods that aggregates changes more often than a third and fourth method of the plurality of data protection methods aggregate third and fourth data items of the changed data items, respectively, the first data items having a higher level of importance than the third and fourth data items,
aggregating second data items of the changed data items using a second data protection method that aggregates changes more often than the third and fourth methods aggregate changes to the third and fourth data items, respectively, the second data items having a higher level of importance than the third and fourth data items, and
aggregating the third data items using the third method that aggregates changes more often than the fourth method aggregates changes to the fourth data items, the third data items having a higher level of importance than the fourth data items,
wherein the first method comprises performing synchronous replication on the first data items, and
wherein the second method comprises performing Continuous Data Protection (CDP) on the second data items.

US Pat. No. 10,114,954

EXPLOIT PREDICTION BASED ON MACHINE LEARNING

Kenna Security, Inc., Ch...

1. A system comprising:storage media;
one or more processors;
and one or more programs stored in the storage media and configured for execution by the one or more processors, the one or more programs comprising instructions for:
causing generation of a first prediction model based on selecting first training data comprising a prevalence feature for each software vulnerability of a first plurality of software vulnerabilities, wherein the first prediction model enables determining whether an exploit is likely to be developed for a particular software vulnerability;
causing application of the first prediction model to first input data comprising the prevalence feature for each software vulnerability of a second plurality of software vulnerabilities, wherein each software vulnerability of the second plurality of software vulnerabilities has yet to have an exploit developed for said each software vulnerability;
receiving, based on the application of the first prediction model to the first input data, first output data that indicates, for each software vulnerability of the second plurality of software vulnerabilities, a prediction of whether an exploit will be developed for said each software vulnerability;
causing generation of a second prediction model based on selecting second training data corresponding to a subset of the first plurality of software vulnerabilities, wherein each software vulnerability in the subset of the first plurality of software vulnerabilities already has an exploit developed for said each software vulnerability, wherein the second prediction model enables determining whether an exploit that has yet to be developed is likely to be used in an attack;
causing application of the second prediction model to second input data corresponding to a subset of the second plurality of software vulnerabilities, wherein each software vulnerability in the subset of the second plurality of software vulnerabilities is predicted to have an exploit developed for said each software vulnerability;
receiving, based on the application of the second prediction model to the second input data, second output data that indicates, for each software vulnerability in the subset of the second plurality of software vulnerabilities, a prediction of whether an exploit that is predicted to be likely to be developed for said each software vulnerability is also predicted to be likely to be used in an attack.

US Pat. No. 10,114,953

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPGRADING FIRMWARE OF A CARD READER

FEITIAN TECHNOLOGIES CO. ...

1. A method of upgrading firmware of a card reader, comprising steps of:establishing a contact connection between the card reader and Integrated Circuit (IC) card;
determining, by a processor in the card reader, whether the IC card is one IC card for upgrading in which encrypted files for upgrading are stored on the IC card, by determining whether specific information on the IC card obtained through the contact connection to the IC card by the card reader matches information preconfigured in the card reader;
if the IC card is one IC card for upgrading, making, by the processor in the card reader and a processor in the IC card, mutual authentication between the card reader and the IC card;
acquiring, by the card reader, the encrypted files for upgrading and decrypting the encrypted files for upgrading after a successful mutual authentication between the card reader and the IC card, and
upgrading firmware of the card reader by using the decrypted files for upgrading; and wherein
the IC card is one contacting IC card and the card reader is a contacting card reader, and the step of determining by the processor in the card reader whether the IC card is the one IC card for upgrading comprises:
reading, by the card reader, feature information which is the specific information of the IC card sent by the IC card, and determining whether the feature information matches preset feature information which is the information preconfigured in the card reader, determining that the IC card is the one IC card for upgrading if the feature information matches the preset feature information, and determining that the IC card is not the one IC card for upgrading if the feature information does not match the preset feature information;
wherein the step of making by the processor in the card reader and the processor in the IC card mutual authentication with the IC card comprises steps of:
authenticating the IC card by the card reader;
authenticating the card reader by the IC card;
the step of acquiring by the card reader the encrypted files for upgrading from the IC card after a successful authentication between the card reader and the IC card comprises: acquiring, by the card reader, the encrypted files for upgrading from the IC card after the authenticating the IC card by the card reader succeeds and the authenticating the card reader by the IC card succeeds:
and the step of authenticating the IC card by the card reader comprises:
generating, by the card reader, a first valid code and sending the first validation code to the IC card;
generating, by the card reader, a first verification code according to the first validation code by using, by the card reader, the first validation code as the first verification code directly; or converting, by the card reader, the first validation code into the first verification code; or encrypting, by the card reader, the first validation code with a preset symmetrical key to obtain the first verification code: or encrypting, by the card reader, the first validation code with a preset asymmetrical key to obtain the first verification code;
reading, by the card reader, a first authorization code generated according to the first validation code by the IC card; and
determining, by the card reader, whether the first authorization code matches the first verification code, and determining that the card reader succeeds in authenticating the IC card if the first authorization code matches the first verification code, determining that the authenticating the IC card by the card reader fails if the first authorization code does not match the first verification code
reading, by the card reader, a second validation code generated by the IC card, and generating a second authorization code according to the second validation code and sending the second authorization code to the IC card; and
reading, by the card reader, status information returned by the IC card after receiving the second authorization code, and determining whether the status information is the same as preset information which is the information preconfigured in the card reader, determining, by the card reader, that the IC card succeeds in authenticating the card reader if the status information is the same as the preset information, deyermining that the authenticating the card reader by the IC card fails if the status information is not the same as the preset information.

US Pat. No. 10,114,943

AUTOMATED PROCESS OF MANAGING AND CONTROLLING ACCOUNTS ON A REMOTE COMPUTER MACHINE

CyberArk Software Ltd., ...

11. A non-transitory computer readable medium including a set of instructions executable by a processor to perform operations for determining a credential management protocol for an account of a machine of a computer system via a remote network connection with the machine, the operations comprising:establishing a remote network connection with the machine;
running, via the remote network connection, a plurality of credential management process commands on the machine;
determining, for one or more of the plurality of credential management process commands, that a received response from the machine is consistent with an expected response based on the respective credential management process command;
for the received response from the machine that is determined to be consistent with an expected response, generating, according to the received response and the respective credential management process command, a credential management protocol state machine indicative of a process for managing a credential associated with the account of the machine, wherein the generating of the credential management protocol state machine is through an interactive process until enforcement of a password change for the account; and
automatically generating a second set of instructions based on the credential management protocol state machine to effect a credential management process for the account.

US Pat. No. 10,114,940

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

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information processing system including at least one information processing apparatus, the information processing system comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores program instructions that cause the processor to:
store, in a storage device, with respect to each application, application identification information identifying the application for executing a series of processes using electronic data in cooperation with an external service and information relating to the series of processes in association with each other,
receive from a connected device that is connected to the information processing system, a request including first authentication information acquired by the connected device from an authentication infrastructure, the application identification information, and information relating to designated electronic data that has been designated by a user at the connected device,
generate a first component based on the first authentication information, the application identification information, and the information relating to designated electronic data,
acquire second authentication information for using the external service via the generated first component, and
execute a process based on the information relating to the series of processes that is stored in the storage device in association with the application identification information included in the received request, the process being executed with respect to the designated electronic data that is identified based on the information relating to the designated electronic data included in the request, and using the acquired second authentication information to execute the process, wherein
upon receiving the second authentication information, the processor stores the acquired second authentication information as part of metadata associated with the designated electronic data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,930

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING HAIR TRANSPLANTATION PROCEDURE SITES

RESTORATION ROBOTICS, INC...

1. A system for selecting a location of a procedure site, the system comprising:a user interface including a user input device;
at least one non-transitory storage medium storing instructions, and
one or more modules for executing operations on image data, the one or more modules comprising instructions for:
identifying or allowing a user to identify one or more procedure site locations within a defined area;
determining a value associated with each of the one or more procedure site locations, each value is determined by how many features are located within a predetermined distance from the respective procedure site location;
assigning or allowing the user to assign a representation to one or more of the determined values;
populating the defined area with one or more representations of the determined values; and
allowing the user to use the one or more populated representations to confirm or modify the identified one or more procedure site locations, or to select a new procedure site location.

US Pat. No. 10,114,878

INDEX UTILIZATION IN ETL TOOLS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for utilizing an index to manage access to data in a dataset stored in one or more file locations in an Extract Transform Load tool, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, a request to access a first dataset of a plurality of datasets stored at a source system during an Extract Transform Load process between the source system and an end target system during a period of high I/O requests, wherein the period of high I/O requests is based on a number of I/O requests received for a particular duration;
querying, by one or more processors, a first index for one or more file locations where the first dataset is stored at the source system;
responsive to determining that caching the request does not disrupt an order assigned to the request to access the first dataset of the plurality of datasets stored at the source system, caching, by one or more processors, the request to access the first dataset stored at the source system, wherein the cached access request for the first dataset is one of a plurality of cached requests to access the plurality of datasets stored in a plurality of file locations at the source system;
responsive to determining a total size of the plurality of cached requests in temporary storage does not met a first threshold level, determining, by one or more processors, whether a duration for which the cached request for the first dataset of the plurality of cached requests has been cached in the temporary storage has met a second threshold level;
responsive to determining that the duration for which the cached request for the first dataset of the plurality of cached requests has been cached has met the second threshold, identifying, by one or more processors, a first file location of the plurality of file locations to access in order to satisfy a portion of the plurality of cached requests for datasets that includes the cached request to access the first dataset; and
accessing, by one or more processors, the first file location at the source system to satisfy the portion of the plurality of cached requests for datasets that includes the cached request to access the first dataset stored at the first file location, wherein accessing the first file location to satisfy the portion of the plurality of cached requests for the datasets stored at the first file location reduces the total size of the plurality of cached requests to access the source system during the Extract Transform Load process.

US Pat. No. 10,114,819

OPTIMIZING MACHINE TRANSLATIONS FOR USER ENGAGEMENT

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:(a) generating a first candidate translation and a second candidate translation using a machine translation system, the first candidate translation being a different translation than the second candidate translation;
(b) causing the first candidate translation to be provided to a first group of users;
(c) causing the second candidate translation to be provided to a second group of users different from the first group;
(d) receiving one or more indications of engagement with the first candidate translation and the second candidate translation, wherein engagement with the first translation and engagement with the second translation are measure based on at least one of: a number of times that the respective translations are liked on a social network, a number of times that the respective translations are shared on the social network, a number of comments written with respect to the respective translations, or a number of times that a link associated with the respective translation is followed;
(e) determining, based on the one or more indications of engagement, that the first candidate translation was favored over the second candidate translation, the determining comprising computing a first engagement score for the first candidate translation based on the one or more indications of engagement, computing a second engagement score for the second candidate translation based on the one or more indications of engagement, and comparing the first engagement score to the second engagement score; and
(f) modifying the machine translation system in favor of the first candidate translation.

US Pat. No. 10,114,692

HIGH/LOW ENERGY ZONE DATA STORAGE

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. An apparatus for storing data, comprising:a data storage system (DSS) that protects a message using an erasure code (EC), where a location in the DSS has an energy efficiency rating, and where the DSS is a hard disk drive (HDD) or a shingled magnetic recording (SMR) device that includes a platter that rotates, where the platter has an outer edge;
a processor;
a memory that stores electronic data that manages ECs for messages in the DSS;
a set of logics; and
an interface that connects the processor, the memory, the DSS, and the set of logics, the set of logics including:
an EC logic that produces an EC for a message present in the DSS, where the EC has a likelihood of use;
a storage logic that stores the EC in a location in the DSS, where the storage logic determines the energy efficiency rating of the location, and where the storage logic selects the location based, at least in part, on the energy efficiency rating of the location in the DSS or the likelihood of use of the EC; and
a retrieval logic that computes an order of retrieval, based, at least in part, on the energy efficiency rating of the location in the DSS or the likelihood of use of the EC, and where the retrieval logic retrieves the EC from the DSS based, at least in part, on the order of retrieval.

US Pat. No. 10,114,679

LOGICAL CPU DIVISION USAGE HEAT MAP REPRESENTATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

7. A computing device as recited in claim 1, the multiple instructions further configuring the one or more physical CPUs to cause display, by the computing device, of a tooltip for one of the multiple cells, the tooltip including additional information related to the logical CPU division corresponding to the one of the multiple cells.

US Pat. No. 10,114,570

DELETING DISKS WHILE MAINTAINING SNAPSHOT CONSISTENCY IN A VIRTUALIZED DATA-CENTER

Red Hat Israel, Ltd., Ra...

1. A system comprising:a memory to store disk images; and
a processing device, operatively coupled to the memory, to:
identify a first disk image comprising a volume chain, each volume in the volume chain comprising a respective metadata file and assigned a respective first identifier associated with the first disk image, wherein the identified first disk image is to be deleted from a virtual machine (VM);
responsive to identifying the first disk image, generate a second disk image associated with the VM;
determine whether one or more volumes in the volume chain are part of a virtual machine snapshot of the VM;
in response to determining that one or more volumes in the volume chain are part of the virtual machine snapshot of the VM, isolate the one or more volumes in the volume chain of the first disk image from an active volume in the volume chain that is not part of the virtual machine snapshot by assigning each of the one or more volumes present on the first disk image a respective second identifier associated with the second disk image;
move the isolated volumes from the first disk image to the second disk image by updating the respective metadata file associated with each of the isolated volumes; and
delete the first disk image from the VM.

US Pat. No. 10,114,568

PROFILE-BASED DATA-FLOW REGULATION TO BACKEND STORAGE VOLUMES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for regulating a flow of data to backend storage devices, the method comprising:generating, at a host system, writes intended for a backend storage volume;
receiving the writes into a first level cache of a storage virtualization appliance;
determining whether destaging the writes directly from the first level cache to the backend storage volume would cause a limit associated with the backend storage volume to be exceeded;
if destaging the writes directly from the first level cache to the backend storage volume would cause the limit to be exceeded, destaging the writes from the first level cache to a second level cache of the storage virtualization appliance; and
if destaging the writes directly from the first level cache to the backend storage volume would not cause the limit to be exceeded, destaging the writes directly from the first level cache to the backend storage volume.

US Pat. No. 10,114,567

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH EFFICIENT PATH SELECTION FOR STORAGE I/O OPERATIONS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of operating a host computer to dispatch storage I/O operations to a storage array, the host computer having multiple initiator (I) ports, the storage array having multiple target (T) ports and multiple logical devices (L) to which the storage I/O operations are directed, comprising:in an I/O dispatch context for each of the storage I/O operations, (i) identifying an I-T-L nexus to use for the I/O operation based on a minimum-weight I-T nexus and a logical device to which the storage I/O operation is directed, (ii) dispatching the storage I/O operation on the identified I-T-L nexus, and (iii) updating a respective dispatch weight for the minimum-weight I-T nexus and the logical device;
in an I/O completion context for each of the storage I/O operations, updating a respective completion weight for an I-T nexus and a logical device of the storage I/O operation;
regularly performing a background process of selecting the minimum-weight I-T nexus from among a set of I-T nexuses, including (a) for each of the I-T nexuses, calculating a respective current weight value as a sum of difference values for all logical devices reachable using the I-T nexus, each difference value being the difference between the dispatch weight and the completion weight for the respective I-T nexus and logical device, and (b) selecting the I-T nexus having a minimum current weight value as the minimum-weight I-T nexus,
wherein each performance of the background process includes:
for each I-T nexus of the set of I-T nexuses:
1) for each of the storage devices reachable via the I-T nexus, accumulating a respective difference value to a current-weight value for the I-T nexus; and
(2) determining whether the current-weight value for the I-T nexus is less than a current minimum-weight value for the minimum-weight I-T nexus, and if so then updating the current minimum-weight value to the current-weight value and selecting the current I-T nexus as the minimum-weight I-T nexus; and
updating dispatch logic with the new minimum-weight I-T nexus for use as the minimum-weight I-T nexus in the I/O dispatch context.

US Pat. No. 10,114,564

MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL MACHINE SNAPSHOTS

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for operating a data management system, comprising:acquiring a set of files corresponding with a plurality of versions of a virtual machine;
determining a first version of the plurality of versions associated with a base file of the set of files;
determining a second version of the plurality of versions associated with a new base file to be generated, the first version of the virtual machine corresponds with a first state of the virtual machine at a first point in time, the second version of the virtual machine corresponds with a second state of the virtual machine at a second point in time subsequent to the first point in time;
generating the new base file corresponding with the second version of the virtual machine, the generating the new base file includes patching the base file with one or more forward incremental files of the set of files, the one or more forward incremental files correspond with the second version and one or more versions of the virtual machine between the first version and the second version, the generating the new base file includes concurrently reading the base file from a magnetic storage device while reading the one or more forward incremental files from a solid-state storage device different from the magnetic storage device, the one or more forward incremental files comprise a plurality of incremental files;
generating a set of reverse incremental files corresponding with the first version and the one or more versions of the virtual machine between the first version and the second version;
storing the new base file corresponding with the second version of the virtual machine using the magnetic storage device, the second version of the virtual machine comprises a more recent version of the virtual machine than the first version of the virtual machine;
storing the set of reverse incremental files using the solid-state storage device different from the magnetic storage device;
acquiring a merged file associated with the second version of the virtual machine, the merged file includes a first pointer to the new base file stored using the magnetic storage device and a second set of pointers to the set of reverse incremental files stored using the solid-state storage device; and
generating the second version of the virtual machine, the generating the second version of the virtual machine includes concurrently reading the new base file pointed to by the first pointer from the magnetic storage device while reading the set of reverse incremental files pointed to by the second set of pointers from the solid-state storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,562

ADAPTIVE BLOCK ALLOCATION IN NONVOLATILE MEMORY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method of operating a multi-plane flash memory array comprising:identifying bad blocks in a first plane of the multi-plane flash memory array and designating a first number of good blocks of the first plane for storage of user data;
identifying bad blocks in a second plane of the multi-plane flash memory array and designating a second number of good blocks of the second plane for storage of user data, the second number being greater than the first number;
linking the first number of good blocks of the first plane with good blocks of the second plane to form the first number of metablocks, each of the first number of metablocks configured for parallel operation across the first and second planes;
configuring the first number of metablocks for Multi Level Cell (MLC) or Single Level Cell (SLC) operation;
identifying a third number of good blocks in the second plane that are not linked, the third number being equal to the second number minus the first number;
configuring the third number of good blocks in the second plane for individual operation to store selected data;
configuring the identified third number of good blocks only for SLC operation;
subsequently performing a plurality of write-erase cycles on the third number of good blocks;
subsequently determining whether the multi-plane flash memory array is in condition for remapping; and
in response to determining that the multi-plane flash memory array is in condition for remapping, swapping one or more physical blocks from the third number of good blocks with one or more physical blocks of the first number of metablocks.

US Pat. No. 10,114,552

MEMORY SCHEDULING METHOD FOR CHANGING COMMAND ORDER AND METHOD OF OPERATING MEMORY SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of operating a memory system, the method comprising:performing garbage collection on a plurality of blocks for securing a free block;
calculating a workload level for the performing garbage collection;
changing a command schedule based on the calculated workload level; and
executing a plurality of commands based on a priority order; and
wherein the changing the command schedule includes changing the priority order when the workload level is equal to or higher than a reference level.

US Pat. No. 10,114,550

DATA STORAGE DEVICE AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE DATA STORAGE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A data storage device, comprising:a first volatile memory device;
a first scale-out storage;
a first controller configured to control the first volatile memory device and the first scale-out storage and to execute first firmware, and
a power management integrated circuit configured to supply a second operating voltage to the first scale-out storage at a second supply point and supply a first operating voltage to the first controller at a first supply point, wherein the second supply point comes earlier than the first supply point;
wherein the first scale-out storage comprises:
a second volatile memory device;
a first non-volatile memory device; and
a second controller configured to control the second volatile memory device and the first non-volatile memory device and to execute second firmware,
wherein the first controller is coordinated to boot the first firmware after booting of the second firmware is completed by the second controller.

US Pat. No. 10,114,549

ERROR CORRECTION CODE PROCESSING AND DATA SHAPING FOR REDUCING WEAR TO A MEMORY

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A data storage device comprising:a memory; and
a controller comprising a memory interface and a data shaping engine, the controller configured to:
apply a mapping via the data shaping engine to input data to generate transformed data, the input data including one or more m-tuples of bits with a first number of bit values that represent a particular logical state in the memory, the particular logical state being a high-wear voltage of the memory, the transformed data including one or more n-tuples of bits with a second number of bit values that represent the particular logical state,
wherein n is greater than m,
wherein a relationship of a gray coding of m-tuples of bits to a gray coding of n-tuples of bits is indicated by the mapping,
wherein the transformed data reduces wear at the memory based on the second number of bit values being less than the first number of bit values, and
write, with the memory interface, the transformed data to the memory to store the one or more n-tuples of bits with the second number of bit values by modifying states of storage elements of the memory so that the transformed data is readable via detection by read circuitry of the modified states.

US Pat. No. 10,114,525

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING AND DISPLAYING INSTANT MESSAGES IN VARIOUS STRUCTURED FASHIONS

1. A device for organizing and displaying messages in a structured fashion, the device comprising a processor, the processor configured to:set a plurality of layout modes to organize and display the messages exchanged among devices in a chatting session;
select a layout mode from among the plurality of layout modes wherein the selected layout mode is set by message parameters and layout parameters;
identify whether an initial message is a main message when the initial message is detected in the chatting session, and display the initial message on a displayer;
extract message parameters from each of other messages when the other messages are respectively detected after the initial message is detected;
identify whether each of other messages is a child message or a branch message stemming from the main message using the extracted message parameters of each of the other messages;
display the main message and the other messages on the displayer in a hierarchical structured fashion based on the selected layout mode and the extracted message parameters;
wherein the processor is further configured to:
detect an event that each of the other incoming or outgoing messages occurs after displaying the main message;
determine reference-width and reference-depth per a time when the event is detected, the reference-width and the reference-depth are used to adjust textbox widths of the main message and the other messages,
wherein the processor calculates the reference-width by using equations
(i) Tk=ƒintra(tk1, tk2, tk3, . . . , tks), where tk1, tk2, tk3, . . . , and tks indicate corresponding text-length of respective messages having k in depth,
k=0, 1, 2, . . . n?1, n, n+, . . . d, wherein d indicates a depth of textbox of a message, wherein the depth of the textbox indicates amount of indentations applied to the child message or the branch message,
Tk is a value of text-length calculated by function ƒintra for messages having k in depth, and
(ii) R=ƒinter(T0, T1, T2, . . . , Td), where R is the reference-width for the main message and the other messages, R of the reference-width being calculated by function ƒinter for T0, T1, T2, . . . , and Td, wherein T0, T0, T2, . . . , and Td each indicate corresponding text-length of respective messages having k in depth, and wherein the processor calculates the reference-depth by using equation
n=ƒRDE(T0, T1, T2, . . . , Td), where n is the reference-depth for the main message and the other messages, n of the reference-depth being calculated by function ƒRDE by determining the reference-depth from 0 thru din depth, where the reference-depth is calculated to be determined among depths of messages each corresponding to T0, T1, T2, . . . , and Td,
adjust textbox-widths of the main message and the other message based on the determined reference-width and the determined reference-depth, by setting textbox-width at the determined reference-depth n into R of the reference width, in order to display the main message and the other messages according to the user selected or predefined layout mode.

US Pat. No. 10,114,510

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SURFACE SHEAR FORCE ON A DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:an optical sensing array to detect light;
a backlight to emit light toward a surface of the display device; and
a thin optical film layer at the surface of the display device, the thin optical film layer being configured to, while a first shear force is being applied at a first point of contact at the surface of the display device, reflect light having a first wavelength at a front area ahead of the first point of contact in a direction of the first shear force, and reflect light having a second wavelength at a back area behind the first point of contact opposite the front area, the first wavelength being different from the second wavelength, wherein a total reflection spectrum reflected by the front area is distinct from a total reflection spectrum reflected by the back area while the first shear force is being applied at the first point of contact.

US Pat. No. 10,114,495

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising,detecting first and second touches on the touch-sensitive display that overlap in time such that each touch applies a respective force at a same time on the touch-sensitive display; and determining a location of each of the first and second touches utilizing capacitive touch sensors of the touch-sensitive display;
determining, by a plurality of force sensors, reaction forces for the first and second touches; and
in response to detecting the first and second touches and determining the location of each of the first and second touches utilizing the capacitive touch sensors, determining a respective applied force for each of the first and second touches based on the determined reaction forces and the locations of the first and second touches determined utilizing the capacitive touch sensors,
wherein determining the respective applied force comprises determining a force distribution vector matrix and wherein determining the force distribution vector matrix comprises determining

where:
DistMatrix is the force distribution vector matrix;
X1 is the x component of distance between the first touch and force sensors;
X2 is the x component of distance between the second touch and force sensors;
Y1 is the y component of distance between the first touch and force sensors;
Y2 is the y component of distance between the second touch and force sensors;
SSX is the spacing between the force sensors in an x direction; and
SSY is the spacing between the force sensors in a y direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,494

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
execute a map application;
detect a magnitude of a contacting pressure of a contacted object with respect to an input device operated when physically contacted by the contacted object;
detect positions pointed by the contacted object with respect to the input device;
change a display region displayed on a display device of the map application to be displayed on the display device by either scrolling the display region, or changing a display magnification of the map application by either enlarging or reducing the display magnification based on the pointed positions;
change a speed of either scrolling the display region, or changing the display magnification according to the magnitude of the contacting pressure;
detect a predetermined magnification pattern formed by a predetermined movement trajectory comprised of a plurality of continuous different positions of the contacted object detected by the circuitry;
start either an enlargement mode or a reduction mode of the display magnification of the map application in response to the detecting of the predetermined magnification pattern; and
switch between the enlargement mode and the reduction mode in response to the detecting of the predetermined magnification pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,114,483

POSITION INDICATOR

Wacom Co., Ltd., Saitama...

1. A position indicator, comprising:a conductive core body;
a conductive elastic member having a cylindrical shape and including a holding portion having a hole portion into which the conductive core body is fitted, the hole portion having an inside diameter that narrows along a direction of a central axis of a cylinder of the cylindrical shape toward a side where the conductive core body is fitted, the conductive core body being detachably fitted into the conductive elastic member;
a conductive core body holder having a cylindrically shaped recessed hole into which the conductive elastic member is fitted to retain the conductive core body fitted in the conductive elastic member, the recessed hole having an inside diameter that is smaller than an outside diameter of the conductive elastic member of the cylindrical shape;
a signal transmitter; and
an electric connecting member that electrically couples the conductive core body holder and the signal transmitter to each other, the signal transmitter being configured to transmit a signal to the conductive core body through the electric connecting member, the conductive core body holder, and the conductive elastic member,
wherein
when the conductive elastic member is fitted into the recessed hole of the conductive core body holder, the holding portion of the conductive elastic member holds the conductive core body fitted in the hole portion, by being narrowed in a direction toward the central axis of the cylinder of the cylindrical shape.

US Pat. No. 10,114,477

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A television apparatus comprising:a housing;
a display panel disposed at a first side of the housing, the first side of the housing corresponding to a front side of the television apparatus;
a multi-directional switch disposed on a second side of the housing different from the first side, the multi-directional switch being configured to receive user inputs in a plurality of movable directions, wherein the second side of the housing corresponds to a lateral side or a back side of the television apparatus; and
a controller configured to:
control the display panel to display content corresponding to a television broadcast channel selected via the multi-directional switch,
control the display panel to display a first graphical user interface (GUI) in response to receiving a first user input moving the multi-directional switch in a first direction, and
change the television broadcast channel being displayed based on the first user input inputted via the multi-directional switch while the first GUI is displayed on the display panel,
wherein the controller is configured to control the display panel to display a second GUI in response to receiving a second user input moving the multi-directional switch in a second direction, orthogonal to the first direction, and to change a volume based on the second user input inputted via the multi-directional switch while the second GUI is displayed on the display panel, and
wherein the controller is further configured to turn on the television apparatus based on the multi-directional switch being pushed.

US Pat. No. 10,114,462

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ENTERING INFORMATION IN SPORTS APPLICATIONS

Kitris AG, Durnten (CH)

1. A device for entering commands and information and for tracking tennis match score and data, the device comprising:a housing adapted to be worn on and to be fixed to an arm of a person,
a processor arranged within the housing, and
movement sensors arranged within the housing and connected to be in signal connection with the processor, wherein the movement sensors and the processor are arranged and adapted to detect a predetermined movement of the arm of the person out of a set of predetermined movements during a tennis match, wherein the predetermined movement of the arm includes each of the following: an arm twist with the arm in a horizontal position, an arm twist with the arm in a vertical up position, and an arm twist with the arm in a vertical down position, and wherein the detection of the movement of the arm can either:
(a) be interpreted by the processor as a command or information input, or
(b) start a time frame controlled by the processor, wherein the time frame elapses after a period of time, and allow a defined interaction with the device during the time frame and wherein the processor is adapted to update its state depending on the interaction performed during the time frame, or
(c) be interpreted by the processor as a command or information input while starting a time frame controlled by the processor, wherein the time frame elapses after a period of time, and allowing a defined interaction with the device during the time frame and wherein the processor is adapted to update its state depending on the interaction performed during the time frame.

US Pat. No. 10,114,450

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An information processing device comprising:an input/output device; and
an arithmetic device,
wherein the input/output device is configured to supply positional information and sensing information and receive image information and control information,
wherein the arithmetic device is configured to receive the positional information and the sensing information and supply the image information and the control information,
wherein the input/output device comprises a display portion, an input portion, and a sensor portion,
wherein the input portion is configured to supply the positional information,
wherein the sensor portion is configured to supply the sensing information,
wherein the display portion comprises a selection circuit, a first driver circuit, a second driver circuit, and a display panel and is configured to display the image information,
wherein the arithmetic device is configured to generate the image information and generate the control information on the basis of the sensing information and the image information,
wherein the control information comprises a first status or a second status,
wherein the arithmetic device is configured to supply the control information about the first status when the sensing information is greater than or equal to a second threshold value, which is greater than a first threshold value,
wherein the arithmetic device is configured to supply the control information about the first status when the sensing information is greater than the first threshold value and less than the second threshold value and the image information does not comprise a photograph or a moving image,
wherein the arithmetic device is configured to supply the control information about the second status when the sensing information is greater than the first threshold value and less than the second threshold value and the image information comprises a photograph or a moving image,
wherein the arithmetic device is configured to supply the control information about the second status when the sensing information is less than the first threshold value,
wherein the selection circuit is configured to supply the image information to the first driver circuit and supply background information to the second driver circuit when receiving the control information about the first status, and
wherein the selection circuit is configured to supply the background information to the first driver circuit and supply the image information to the second driver circuit when receiving the control information about the second status.

US Pat. No. 10,114,448

AUTONOMOUS C-STATE ALGORITHM AND COMPUTATIONAL ENGINE ALIGNMENT FOR IMPROVED PROCESSOR POWER EFFICIENCY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, to determine whether a semiconductor package should enter a package C state based on energy consumption values for entry into and exit from the package C state, an amount of time the semiconductor package stayed in the package C state previously, and one or more breakeven time points between the various package C states, wherein an imaging computational unit of the semiconductor package is to operate at a first frequency that is higher than a second frequency, wherein the second frequency is to be indicated by an imaging driver of an operating system, wherein the imaging computational unit is to operate at a higher frequency to enter a low power consumption state in response to detection of a delay by the imaging computational unit of the semiconductor package to enter the low power consumption state relative to one or more other computational units of the semiconductor package, wherein the semiconductor package is to remain in its current state based at least in part on comparison of a monitored time spent at the package C state and at least one of the one or more breakeven time points.

US Pat. No. 10,114,434

HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A heat dissipation module, disposed in an electronic device, the electronic device having a heat source, the heat dissipation module comprising:an evaporator, heat conducting to the heat source, wherein the evaporator has an inlet and an outlet;
a pipe, connecting to the inlet and the outlet to form a loop therewith, wherein a working fluid is filled in the loop;
a magnetic field generator, disposed outside of the evaporator, wherein the magnetic field generator comprises:
at least one first magnetic member, disposed outside the evaporator and adjacent to the inlet; and
at least one second magnetic member, disposed outside the evaporator and adjacent to the outlet; and
a plurality of magnetic powder, movably disposed in the evaporator, wherein the first magnetic member provides a constant magnetic field to limit the magnetic powder in the evaporator, the second magnetic member provides a variable magnetic field to drive the magnetic powder to change a position of the magnetic powder in the evaporator, the constant magnetic field generated by the first magnetic member and the variable magnetic field generated by the second magnetic member drive the magnetic powder to form a channel in the evaporator where the working fluid passes through, heat generated by the heat source is transmitted to the evaporator, and the working fluid in liquid phase absorbs the heat and is phase-transited to vapor phase and flows towards the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,114,391

LOW-NOISE HIGH EFFICIENCY BIAS GENERATION CIRCUITS AND METHOD

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. An apparatus for generating a steady state positive voltage signal (PVS) and a steady state negative voltage signal (NVS), including:a bias signal generation module (BSGM) for generating a steady state reference voltage signal (RVS), the RVS having a voltage level less than the PVS;
a positive signal generation module (PSGM) generating the PVS, the PSGM including a first capacitor, the PSGM employing the first capacitor to generate a portion of the PVS based on the RVS; and
a negative signal generation module (NSGM) generating the NVS, the NSGM including a second capacitor, the NSGM employing the second capacitor to generate a portion of the NVS based on the RVS.

US Pat. No. 10,114,369

IDENTIFYING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ORIGIN USING TOOLING SIGNATURE

MICROSEMI SOC CORPORATION...

1. A method for identifying an individual integrated circuit as having been manufactured using pre-determined instances of known tooling, each instance having unique uncloneable variations in at least one electrical attribute as a result of their manufacture using the pre-determined instances of known tooling, the method comprising:providing a population of integrated circuits that were manufactured utilizing at least one pre-determined instance of the known tooling;
operating each integrated circuit from the population of integrated circuits and non-destructively measuring the at least one electrical attribute from each integrated circuit from the population of integrated circuits that were manufactured utilizing the at least one pre-determined instance of the known tooling, the at least one electrical attribute representing an uncloneable electrical parameter associated with individual circuit features of the integrated circuit resulting from the instances of known tooling, the electrical attribute obtained by directly electrically contacting the integrated circuit with a die prober and measuring an electrical parameter of at least one component of the integrated circuit;
deriving a signature of the at least one pre-determined instance of the known tooling from the at least one measured electrical attribute from the population of integrated circuits;
operating the individual integrated circuit and non-destructively measuring the at least one electrical attribute from the individual integrated;
storing the at least one electrical attribute from the individual integrated circuit in machine-readable form;
correlating the stored derived signature and the stored at least one attribute from the individual integrated circuit using electronically readable instructions running in a processor, the processor identifying the individual integrated circuit as having been manufactured using the at least one pre-determined instance of the trusted known tooling if the first data correlates to the signature by a predetermined threshold, else identifying the individual integrated circuit as not having been manufactured using the at least one pre-determined instance of the known tooling if the first data does not correlate to the signature by the predetermined threshold; and
the processor responding to the electronically readable instructions by outputting an alarm signal if the first data does not correlate to the signature by the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,114,358

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

9. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processor of an information processing device that collects information on an operating state of a communication system formed of a master device that manages communication over a network and at least one slave device that is connected to the network and that is capable of performing communication processing as instructed by the master device wherein communication log entries regarding time information and a communication state are recorded in the master device and the slave device in accordance with the communication processing, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:acquiring ones of the communication log entries from at least one of the master device and the slave device;
rearranging the acquired ones of the communication log entries based on the time information; and
extracting, out of the rearranged acquired ones of the communication log entries, any communication log entry of the rearranged acquired ones of the communication log entries recorded within a predetermined period of time from an occurrence of a communication log entry of the rearranged acquired ones of the communication log entries, including communication abnormality information that indicates an occurrence of an abnormality in communication processing as the communication state.

US Pat. No. 10,114,354

PERSONAL GROOMING APPLIANCE

BRAUN GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. A packaged personal grooming appliance unit, in combination with a packaging that at least partly houses the personal grooming appliance, comprising a personal grooming appliance includingan energy source;
an electronic circuit comprising at least one electric load;
a first sensor for providing a first signal indicating a relevant change of a first external condition;
wherein the personal grooming appliance is arranged to stay in a sleep mode in which the electronic circuit consumes at least a reduced average energy amount in comparison to an active mode and to initiate the active mode when the first signal indicating a change of the first external condition is received;
wherein the electronic circuit is arranged to perform a welcome routine in response to a first active mode initialization and a standard routine, different from the welcome routine, in response to receiving the first signal indicating a relevant change in the first external condition after the welcome routine has been performed, and
wherein the first sensor is sensitive to a change of the packaging condition comprising at least an opening of the packaging.

US Pat. No. 10,114,347

ENERGY DISAGGREGATION TECHNIQUES FOR LOW RESOLUTION WHOLE-HOUSE ENERGY CONSUMPTION DATA

Bidgely Inc., Mountain V...

1. A method for learning an energy consumption signature associated with a specific appliance from low resolution energy consumption interval data associated with a specific house, comprising:receiving at a processor low-resolution energy consumption interval data corresponding to whole house energy consumption for the specific house, wherein the low-resolution energy consumption interval data is sampled periodically with periods ranging from minute to hourly;
selectively communicating by the processor with a first database comprising non-electrical information;
selectively communicating by the processor with a second database comprising training data, the training data comprised at least in part of high resolution energy consumption data received from a plurality of homes associated with appliances at least some of which are the same type as the specific appliance, wherein the high resolution energy consumption data is sampled periodically with periods of less than one minute;
wherein training data comprises at least in part feedback information by a user through an interactive user interface using interactive charts;
determining a correlation between the low-resolution energy consumption interval data with a sample of the high resolution training data;
based on at least in part on the correlation and the non-electrical information, making a determination that the specific appliance was running during the sample of the interval data;
identifying the energy consumption signature of the specific appliance, at least in part by estimating of the energy consumption by the specific appliance at a hourly, daily or monthly scale; and
performing an action of energy management by presenting information regarding the energy consumption signature of the specific appliance to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,334

DEVELOPING DEVICE WITH CASING HAVING UPPER AND LOWER COMPARTMENTS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A developing device, comprising:a developer bearer to bear developer;
a casing defining an upper compartment to contain the developer and a lower compartment disposed lower than the upper compartment, to contain the developer, the upper compartment and the lower compartment communicating with each other through a first communicating opening, through which the developer is conveyed upward, and a second communicating opening, the upper compartment and the lower compartment each including a developer-lifting range opposing the first communicating opening, the developer-lifting range of the upper compartment being larger in volume than the developer-lifting range of the lower compartment; and
a first conveyor and a second conveyor disposed in the upper compartment and the lower compartment, respectively, to convey the developer in a longitudinal direction of the developer bearer, the first conveyor and the second conveyor to circulate the developer between the upper compartment and the lower compartment through the first communicating opening and the second communicating opening,
wherein one of the upper compartment and the lower compartment is a supply compartment disposed adjacent to the developer bearer to supply the developer to the developer bearer,
each of the first conveyor and the second conveyor includes a blade to rotate to convey the developer,
each of the first conveyor and the second conveyor includes a shaft, and
a shaft diameter of the first conveyor is smaller than a shaft diameter of the second conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,114,326

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING PAPER DEVIATION COMPENSATION FUNCTION FOR COMPENSATING DEVIATION OF PAPER BASED ON IMAGE AREA DETERMINED ACCORDING TO IMAGE DATA FOR GIVEN PAGE OF A JOB AND IMAGE FORMABLE AREA OF IMAGE FORMING UNIT, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS T...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image forming unit for forming an image on a paper in accordance with image data of a job;
a paper transport path for transporting the paper;
a paper position sensor for measuring a position of the paper being transported in a direction across a paper transporting direction;
a deviation compensating mechanism for compensating a deviation of the paper by shifting the paper, which is being transported, in the direction across the paper transporting direction in preparation for image forming; and
a processor for controlling the image forming and the deviation compensation,
wherein the processor performs a function of receiving results measured by the paper position sensor, shifting the paper toward a paper shifting position in the direction across the paper transporting direction, and shifting an image forming position in the image forming in a main scanning direction so as to be aligned with the paper shifting position of the paper in the deviation compensation, in accordance with the measured results,
wherein a reference position of the deviation compensation of the paper is previously set;
wherein the processor determines a position of an image area in which the image is to be formed on the paper based on the image data for a given page of the job, the image area being defined by the image data for the given page;
wherein the processor determines whether the image area goes out of a range of an image formable area in the image forming unit, if the reference position is set as the paper shifting position and the image forming position is shifted to be aligned with the reference position which is set as the paper shifting position, by comparing the position of the image area which is defined by the image data for the given page with the reference position;
wherein the processor is capable of dynamically determining whether the image area goes out of the range of the image formable area in the image forming unit on a per page basis, in accordance with the image area which is defined by the image data for the given page; and
wherein, (A) in a case in which it is determined that the image area goes out of the range of the image formable area if the reference position is set as the paper shifting position and the image forming position is shifted to be aligned with the reference position which is set as the paper shifting position, (B) the processor determines a new position as the paper shifting position which is different from the reference position, based on the image area and the range of the image formable area, wherein the new position is determined such that the image area does not go out of the range of the image formable area when the new position is set as the paper shifting position and the image forming position is set to be aligned with the new position which is set as the paper shifting position.

US Pat. No. 10,114,319

FIXING APPARATUS WITH COIL AND MOVABLE MAGNETIC BODY AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH COIL AND MOVABLE MAGNETIC BODY

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A fixing apparatus, comprising:a fixing belt including a conductive layer; and
an induced current generation section facing the fixing belt, comprising
a coil configured to generate a magnetic flux, and
a magnetic body facing the fixing belt across the coil,
wherein a part of the magnetic body facing an end in a width direction of the fixing belt is set as a movable magnetic body capable of moving in a width direction; and
wherein the movable magnetic body includes a plurality of movable magnetic bodies provided at ends in the width direction of the magnetic body, and
wherein pressing members configured to press the movable magnetic bodies positioned at the ends in the width direction of the magnetic body to move the movable magnetic bodies inward in the width direction are provided at an outside portion in the width direction of the magnetic body.

US Pat. No. 10,114,276

PHOSPHOR WHEEL, LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS, AND PROJECTION-TYPE DISPLAY APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A phosphor wheel, comprising:a disc-like substrate;
a phosphor layer on the substrate; and
a plurality of heat dissipation fins, wherein a first fin of the plurality of heat dissipation fins overlaps with a second fin of the plurality of heat dissipation fins when viewed in a direction orthogonal to a surface of the substrate,
wherein at least one of the plurality of heat dissipation fins has a rising section extending in a direction crossing the surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,114,238

ACTIVELY CONTROLLABLE COLOR USING HIGH CONTRAST METASTRUCTURES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A photonic apparatus, comprising:a high contrast metastructure (HCM) having a plurality of high index grating structures; and
a transparent flexible film coupled to said high contrast metastructure (HCM);
wherein said high index grating structures of said high contrast metastructure (HCM) are disposed on, or within, said transparent flexible film in a combination forming a photonic device; and
wherein said combination of high contrast metastructure (HCM) and said transparent flexible film are configured so that the size of low index gaps between adjacent high index grating structures changes in response to compressive strain or tensile strain which results in change of reflectance and transmission angles causing a color change in said photonic device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,190

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MARKING OPTICAL COMPONENT AT HIGH SPEED

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A system for marking a moving surface of a fiber optic cable, comprising:a supply of the fiber optic cable;
a laser generating device configured to generate a laser beam that forms markings by interacting with the material of the moving surface of the fiber optic cable, wherein the markings comprise indentations formed in the moving surface;
a movement device moving the fiber optic cable through the system at a speed of at least 50 m per minute;
a laser directing device located in the path of the laser beam and configured to change the path of the laser beam to direct the laser beam to a plurality of discrete locations on the moving surface to form a series of marks on the moving surface; and
a printing system configured to deposit ink indicia into the indentations.

US Pat. No. 10,114,187

TWO-SIDED OPTICAL FIBER MANAGEMENT TRAY AND METHOD OF USE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A fiber management apparatus comprising:a fiber management tray including a top surface at a top side thereof and an opposite bottom surface at an opposite bottom side thereof, the fiber management tray being elongated along a length of the fiber management tray, the fiber management tray including first and second ends separated by the length of the fiber management tray;
bar mounting locations defined by a plurality of openings through the fiber management tray; and
an anchoring bar removably attached to the fiber management tray at the first and second ends, the anchoring bar including a support member with a bottom side, latches being positioned at the bottom side such that the latches fit into the plurality of openings by a snap-fit connection, the anchoring bar including a plurality of anchoring location members that project laterally outwardly from opposing sides of the support member, each one of the plurality of anchoring location members having an end with an enlarged head, the anchoring bar extending across a majority width of the fiber management tray;
the fiber management tray including fiber guide walls and end walls that project upwardly from the top surface, the fiber guide walls and end walls together defining at least one fiber routing path on the top side of the fiber management tray.

US Pat. No. 10,114,178

CONNECTOR FOR AN OPTICAL FIBER AND COMBINATIONS, KITS, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

CommScope Connectivity Be...

1. An optical fiber connector for mechanical connection to another optical fiber connector, the optical fiber connector comprising:an optical fiber having a bare end, the bare end including an end face and further including a core and a cladding surrounding the core;
wherein the optical fiber connector is ferrule-less; the radius of curvature of the core is smaller than the radius of curvature of the cladding; the core has a radius of curvature at the end face in a range from 0.14 millimeter to 4 millimeters; and the cladding has a radius of curvature at the end face in a range from 0.4 millimeter to 4 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,114,067

INTEGRATED WAVEGUIDE STRUCTURE AND SOCKET STRUCTURE FOR MILLIMETER WAVEBAND TESTING

ADVANTEST CORPORATION, T...

1. A structure for signal transmission, said structure comprising:a first plurality of waveguides disposed adjacently and substantially in parallel with each other—and wherein the first plurality of waveguides is disposed adjacent to a socket; and
the socket comprising an opening operable to support an insertion of a device under test (DUT), wherein the DUT is communicatively coupled to a plurality of microstrip transmission lines on a printed circuit board (PCB) underlying the socket for transmitting test signals from the DUT, wherein each of the microstrip transmission lines is electrically coupled to a respective patch antenna, and wherein each of the first plurality of waveguides is mounted onto a respective patch antenna, and
wherein the first plurality of waveguides and the socket are integrated together as a common structure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,995

MULTI-POSITION, MICRO-FLUIDIC VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH MULTIPLE RADIAL GROOVES TO ENABLE INDIVIDUAL OR COMBINED FLOWS

1. A rotary shear valve assembly comprising:a rotor device having a substantially planar rotor face, and
a stator device having a substantially planar stator face, and defining a first passage extending therethrough that terminates at a central port on said stator face, and at a common central rotational axis of both said rotor face and said stator face, said stator device further defining a second passage extending therethrough that terminates at a second port on said stator face, and radially spaced a radius R1 from said central port, and said stator device further defining a third passage extending therethrough that terminates at a third port on said stator face, radially spaced a radius R2 from said central port and in general linear alignment with said central port and said second port, wherein radius R2 is greater than radius R1;
said rotor device further having a first rotor groove defined in said rotor face and extending radially outward from said common central rotational axis to a position generally at said radius R2 from said central port, said rotor device being rotatably mounted to said stator device for rotation thereof about said rotational axis in a manner enabling fluid-tight, selective relative rotation between the rotor face and the stator face, at a rotor-stator interface, between two or more discrete rotor positions,
wherein when said rotor device is in a discrete first rotor position, said first rotor groove is oriented in radial alignment with, and fluidly connects, said central port and said second port with said third port.

US Pat. No. 10,113,991

METAL OXIDE PH SENSOR

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC A...

1. A pH sensor comprising a metal oxide-polymer composite, comprising:a continuous polymer resin matrix; and
a solid particulate component dispersed in the polymer resin matrix comprising (i) particulate metal oxides and (ii) a particulate carbon-based conductor,
wherein the particulate metal oxides comprise Ta2O5 and RuO2 in a weight ratio based on Ta:Ru in the range of from 90:10 to 10:90.

US Pat. No. 10,113,985

ACTIVE MATRIX DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING

Sharp Life Science (EU) L...

1. An active matrix electro-wetting on dielectric (AM-EWOD) device comprising:a plurality of array elements arranged in an array of rows and columns, each of the array elements including array element circuitry, an element electrode, and a reference electrode;
wherein the array element circuitry comprises an actuation circuit that applies actuation voltages to the element and reference electrodes for actuating the array element, and an impedance sensor circuit that senses impedance at the array element electrode to determine a droplet property at the array element; and
wherein the actuation circuitry comprises a memory part including a memory capacitor for storing voltage data corresponding to either an actuated state or an unactuated state of the array element, and an input signal applied to the memory capacitor effects an operation of the impedance sensor circuit;
the actuation circuit comprising a first transistor, the memory capacitor, and a second transistor; wherein:
a drain of the first transistor is connected to an input DATA line, a gate of the first transistor is connected to an input ENABLE line, and a source of the first transistor is connected to a gate of the second transistor;
the memory capacitor is connected between the gate of the second transistor and a row select line; and
a drain of the second transistor is connected to an input actuation signal, and a source of the second transistor is connected to the impedance sensor circuit and the element electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,113,968

SPECIFIC DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF CARDIOLIPIN AND ISOLATED MITOCHONDRIA BY POSITIVELY CHARGED AIE FLUOROGENS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY ...

1. A one-step method of detecting and quantifying cardiolipin in a sample using a positively charged aggregation induced emission (AIE) luminogen comprising:introducing the AIE luminogen to a solution containing the sample; and
measuring fluorescence intensity of the solution, wherein
the AIE luminogen binds to cardiolipin in vesicles and comprises a structure having a formula of

US Pat. No. 10,113,967

ABSORBANCE SPRECTRUM SCANNING FLOW CYTOMETRY

BECTON, DICKINSON AND COM...

1. A method of analyzing a fluorescently labeled particle in a flow channel, the method comprising:exciting the fluorescently labeled particle in the flow channel with a continuously varying excitation wavelength of light as the fluorescently labeled particle passes through a detection region of the flow channel; and
detecting emissions from the fluorescently labeled particle as the fluorescently labeled particle passes through the detection region of the flow channel to analyze the fluorescently labeled particle.

US Pat. No. 10,113,962

AUTOMATIC ANALYZER

HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An automatic analyzer comprising:a cell disc that holds at least a first cell and a second cell each containing a reaction mixture in which a sample and reagent are mixed with each other on a circumference thereof and the cell disc repeats rotation and termination;
a light source;
a plurality of optical systems, each optical system of the plurality of optical systems configured to receive scattered light at a different angle during rotation of the cell disc relative to each other optical system of the plurality of optical systems, the scattered light being generated upon irradiation of the reaction mixture in the cell with irradiation light from the light source; and
a scattered light receiver configured to receive light guided by the plurality of optical systems, wherein
a processor programmed to run a measurement time for measuring scattered light from a single cell is 2 msec or more, and
the processor programmed to run a measurement and sequential accumulation of the scattered light received from each cell during rotation of the cell disc.

US Pat. No. 10,113,955

GAS CELL FOR ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY

Unisearch Associates Inc....

1. A gas cell for absorption spectroscopy, the gas cell comprising:a channel providing at least a passage from a first end to a second end, the channel comprising an inlet for receiving a gas sample from a gas source and an outlet for releasing the gas sample from the gas cell, the first end being substantially opposite from the second end;
a first end component coupled to the first end and a second end component coupled to the second end, each of the first end component and the second end component comprising;
a mounting end coupled to the respective first end and second end of the channel; an extending member coupled to the respective mounting end and extending inwardly within the channel from the respective mounting end; and
an optical frame coupled to the respective extending member inwardly within the channel and containing an optically transparent portion, the optical frame being spaced from the respective mounting end, and the extending member defining a space from the optical frame to an opening defined by the respective mounting end such that the space is exposed to an external environment of the gas cell;
wherein the optically transparent portion coupled to the first end component is positioned inwardly within the channel and positioned to receive an incident beam from an optical source into the channel via the opening defined by the mounting end coupled to the first end; and
the optically transparent portion coupled to the second end component is positioned inwardly within the channel and positioned to permit optical transmission into and out of the channel; and
each of the optically transparent portions is oriented at a tilt angle relative to the respective mounting end; and
wherein at least one of the optically transparent portions of the first end component and the second end component comprises two optical layers; and
wherein a value of the optical layer tilt angle varies with at least one of a spacing size between the first and second optical layers, a thickness of the first optical layer, a thickness of the second optical layer, and a diameter of the incident beam.

US Pat. No. 10,113,932

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING BREAKAGE OF PIPING IN COMBINED POWER PLANTS

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A method for detecting breakage of piping in a combined power plant in which piping through which a second fluid circulates is disposed in a container through which a first fluid circulates for heat exchange between the first fluid and the second fluid, the method comprising the steps of:closing an outlet of the piping;
supplying the second fluid into the piping with a pump;
closing an inlet of the piping with the piping filled with the second fluid; and
determining breakage of the piping based on a change in pressure of the second fluid in the piping with the inlet and the outlet closed,
wherein breakage of the piping is determined based on a change in the pressure of the second fluid in the piping when the outlet of the piping is closed after the first fluid bypasses the container through a bypass line and the second fluid is supplied to the piping in the combined power plant during startup of the combined power plant.

US Pat. No. 10,113,882

INDICATING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR A PRESSURE GAUGE

ASCO AS, Luce (FR)

1. An indicating device comprising:a basic housing comprising a drive mechanism that drives a rotary indicator needle that is mobile relative to a dial,
an interface housing attached to the basic housing,
at least one rotary screen borne by the interface housing, for identifying an operating zone, of which the angular position about the axis of the needle is adjustable,
a protective cover fixed removably to the interface housing and, when removed, allowing the position of the rotary screen to be adjusted without detaching the interface housing from the basic housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,873

WHOLE ANGLE MEMS GYROSCOPE

THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER ...

1. A gyroscope comprising:a central anchor;
a plurality of internal flexures;
a plurality of masses configured to vibrate in a first vibratory mode and a second vibratory mode, each mass coupled to the central anchor via at least one of the plurality of internal flexures and configured to translate in a plane of the gyroscope;
a plurality of mass-to-mass couplers, each mass-to-mass coupler coupled between two adjacent masses of the plurality of masses; and
a plurality of transducers configured to drive the plurality of masses and sense motion of the plurality of masses;
wherein the plurality of transducers is configured to drive the plurality of masses in at least the first vibratory mode and the second vibratory mode.

US Pat. No. 10,113,861

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF STRESS IN A SUBSTRATE

BROWN UNIVERSITY, Provid...

32. A method for determining multidimensional stress components in a material, the method comprising:directing a first optical pump pulse and a second optical pump pulse towards the material, wherein the first optical pump pulse and the second optical pump pulse induce a first surface wave on the material traveling in a first direction;
directing a first optical probe pulse at the surface of the material, wherein the first optical pulse probe is diffracted by the first surface wave;
determining a first variation in a transient optical response of the material due to the first surface wave;
directing a third optical pump pulse and a fourth optical pump pulse towards the material, wherein the third optical pump pulse and the fourth optical pump pulse induce a second surface wave on the material traveling in a second direction;
determining a second variation in a transient optical response of the material due to the second surface wave; and
based on the first variation and second variation, determining at least a first and a second stress component of a stress tensor, wherein the first stress component represents a stress in a first direction and the second stress component represents a stress in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,856

LINE-FIELD IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCORPORATING PLANAR WAVEGUIDES

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC, INC.,...

1. An interferometric imaging system for imaging a light scattering object comprising:a light source for generating a beam of radiation;
a beam divider for separating the beam into reference and sample arms, wherein the sample arm contains the light scattering object to be imaged;
one or more lenses arranged to create and project a line of light from said beam of radiation to the light scattering object to be imaged;
a linear detector array arranged to receive light scattered from the object and light from the reference arm and generate signals in response thereto;
a processor for generating an image in response to signals generated by the detector; and
a planar waveguide positioned such that the line of light on the light scattering object is imaged to said planar waveguide in at least one dimension, said planar waveguide for reducing transverse modes in said one dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,113,850

TOOL FOR DISCLOSING AND CORRECTING DIMENSIONAL NON-COMPLIANCE OF AN EDGE PRIOR TO MOUNTING AN EDGE GUARD

1. A tool comprising:a body having a length ending at a first lengthwise end and at a second lengthwise end opposite the first lengthwise end;
a first portion of the body at the first lengthwise end comprising a first slot for gauging clearance depth of an edge of an object by insertion of the edge into the first slot, the first slot comprising an open entrance and mutually confronting side surfaces lying in respective parallel planes and extending depthwise of the first slot from the open entrance of the first slot to a bottom surface of the first slot;
a second portion of the body at the second lengthwise end comprising a second slot into which an edge of an object can be inserted to correct clearance depth of the edge alter the first slot has disclosed insufficient clearance depth of the edge for mounting an edge guard on the edge because of interfering material on the edge, the second slot comprising an open entrance and mutually confronting side surfaces lying in respective parallel planes and extending depthwise of the second slot from the open entrance of the second slot to a bottom surface of the second slot;
one side surface of the second slot having a depth, extending from the open entrance of the second slot to the bottom surface of the second slot, which is greater than depth of each side surface of the first slot, the one side surface of the second slot comprising an edge at the open entrance of the second slot; and
a surface extending from the edge of the one side surface of the second slot at an acute angle to the one side surface of the second slot and cooperating with the one side surface of the second slot to form a wedge for correcting insufficient clearance depth by displacing interfering material on the edge of the object when the edge of the object is inserted into the second slot so that sufficient clearance depth is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,113,812

HEAT EXCHANGER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

4. The heat exchanger according to claim 1, wherein the louvers are identical with one another in regard to a louver side-end angle between the side end and the planar portion regardless of the louver height.

US Pat. No. 10,113,811

TUBE FOR HEAT EXCHANGER

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon-S...

1. An elongate tube for a heat exchanger, the tube comprising:a first end and a second end for connection to, respectively, a first header and a second header of the heat exchanger;
an outer wall encompassing an internal volume, the internal volume providing at least two channels for carrying a heat exchange fluid a length of the tube between the first header and the second header; and
at least one seam in the outer wall extending the length of the tube, the at least one seam including a pair of opposed flanges, the flanges extending into the internal volume to divide the internal volume into the at least two channels, the outer wall joined together along the at least one seam, wherein the tube has proximate the first end a first end region and proximate the second end a second end region, and between the first end region and the second end region an intermediate region, the tube being flattened along substantially all of the length such that the flanges divide the internal volume into at least two flattened lobes, each of the at least two lobes including one of the at least two channels and each of the at least two lobes extending laterally away from the flanges relative to the length of the tube, and the at least two lobes flatter in the intermediate region than the at least two lobes in at least one of the first end region and the second end region, wherein each of the at least two lobes includes a proximal portion formed proximate the flanges and a distal portion formed laterally outwardly of the proximal portion with respect to the flanges, wherein each of the at least two lobes is substantially flat and a lower section of the at least two lobes is substantially parallel to an upper section of the at least two lobes in the proximal portion, and wherein the flanges have a bending portion contacting a portion of the outer wall opposite the at least one seam, wherein a width of the distal portion of each of the at least two lobes in the first end region is greater than a width of the distal portion of each of the at least two lobes in the intermediate region and wherein a width of the distal portion of each of the at least two lobes in the first end region is greater than a width of the proximal portion of each of the at least two lobes in the first end region.

US Pat. No. 10,113,797

ENERGY RECOVERY IN A FREEZE-DRYING SYSTEM

SP Industries, Inc., Doy...

1. A freeze-drying system comprising:a freeze dryer chamber having one or more shelves disposed therein;
a refrigeration system comprising a refrigerant condenser;
a heat exchanger;
a first fluid line that passes through the refrigerant condenser and the heat exchanger defining a first fluid flow path therebetween, wherein the first fluid line is arranged to thermally couple the refrigerant condenser to the heat exchanger; and
a second fluid line, separate from the first fluid line, that passes through the one or more shelves and the heat exchanger and is adapted to alternate between a second fluid flow path and a third fluid flow path, wherein the second fluid flow path is defined through the one or more shelves and the heat exchanger, wherein the third fluid flow path is defined through the one or more shelves, and wherein the second fluid line is arranged to thermally couple the one or more shelves to the heat exchanger to facilitate transfer of refrigerant condenser-produced heat to the one or more shelves when the second fluid line defines the second fluid flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,113,794

METHOD FOR DRYING A MATERIAL

Mars, Incorporated, McLe...

1. A method of drying a food, comprising the steps of:transporting an extruded food comprising a flavor into a housing having a heated gaseous atmosphere therein,
wherein the gaseous atmosphere comprises a superheated steam having a varied density in a vertical direction and a varied temperature in the vertical direction,
drying the extruded food in the heated gaseous atmosphere to form a dried food and a flavor containing steam,
transporting the dried food out of the housing,
condensing a portion of the flavor containing steam to form a flavor containing liquid,
extracting the flavor from the flavor containing liquid; and
introducing the flavor into a packing container during a packing process.

US Pat. No. 10,113,779

EXPANSION VALVE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An expansion valve comprising:an expansion unit that has a diaphragm expanding in an axial direction of a uniaxial center, and an enclosing space forming member stacked with the diaphragm in the axial direction, the enclosing space forming member defining a fluid enclosing space, in which an enclosed fluid is sealed, between the diaphragm and the enclosing space forming member in the axial direction;
a flow channel forming portion that defines a first flow channel through which a flowing fluid flows, the first flow channel having a decompressing flow channel to decompress the flowing fluid;
a valve body that selectively opens and closes the decompressing flow channel;
a pressing portion that is fixed to the flow channel forming portion, the diaphragm being pressed against the pressing portion in the axial direction when the diaphragm expands in the axial direction; and
a displacement transmitting portion that transmits displacement of the enclosing space forming member along the axial direction to the valve body, the displacement transmitting portion selectively increasing and decreasing an opening degree of the valve body, wherein
the enclosing space forming member is displaced away from the pressing portion as the diaphragm outwardly expands in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,778

CHILLER SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A chiller system, comprising:a compressor to compress refrigerant;
a condenser that exchanges heat between the refrigerant discharged from the compressor and a cooling water; and
a flow adjusting valve that is provided to a refrigerant output port of the condenser and adjusts an amount of refrigerant inside the condenser, wherein the flow adjusting valve includes: a main body provided at the refrigerant output port;
a refrigerant supply tube that extends to the main body from the condenser and supplies the refrigerant inside the condenser to an inside of the main body; and
a flow hole formed on the main body and selectively opened and closed according to a pressure of the refrigerant inside the refrigerant supply tube,
wherein the flow adjusting valve further includes:
an opening and closing member that is provided inside of the main body to selectively open and close the flow hole,
wherein a first end of the refrigerant supply tube is inserted into the opening and closing member, and a second end of the refrigerant supply tube is inserted into the condenser at a prescribed position, and
wherein the refrigerant flows to the first end from the second end of the refrigerant supply tube and is discharged into the inside of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,754

APPARATUS FOR TEMPORARILY HOLDING AN EVAPORATOR/FAN UNIT OF A DUCTLESS MINI-SPLIT HVAC SYSTEM PROXIMATE TO A WALL

RECTORSEAL, LLC, Houston...

1. Apparatus for temporarily positioning the evaporator/fan unit of an HVAC unit proximate to a wall, the apparatus comprising:a removable, reusable platform including an upper, horizontally-oriented, elongated support base, said support base having a first end configured to be positioned adjacent to the wall during use of said platform and a second end configured to be spaced away from the wall during use of said platform, an upwardly facing support surface extending at least partially between said first and second ends and upon which at least part of the evaporator/fan unit is positioned and supported during use of said platform, and at least one connector disposed proximate to said first end of said support base and configured to releasably connect said platform to the wall, said connector includes at least one hook having a channel to releasably engage at least one screw head or nail head extending outwardly from the wall; and
an elongated support leg having first and second ends, said second end of said support leg being pivotably connected to said support base between the midpoint of said support base and said second end thereof so that said support leg is pivotable relative to said support base between at least a first, collapsed position that is useful during non-use of said platform and at least a second, extended position that is useful to support said support base and the HVAC unit positioned thereupon during use of said platform, wherein said first end of said support leg in said first collapsed position is positioned proximate to said first end of said support base and said first end of said support leg in said second extended position is spaced downwardly from said first end of said support base and engageable with the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,113,747

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL OF COMBUSTION DYNAMICS IN COMBUSTION SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:a gas turbine engine, comprising;
a first combustor comprising a first liner circumscribing a first primary combustion zone and a first secondary combustion zone downstream of the first primary combustion zone and a first fuel injector disposed along the first liner and configured to inject a fuel, via a first fuel outlet, through the first liner into the first secondary combustion zone of the first combustor, the first fuel injector being located at a first distance from a first outlet of the first combustor;
a second combustor comprising a second liner circumscribing a second primary combustion zone and a second secondary combustion zone downstream of the second primary combustion zone and a second fuel injector disposed along the second liner and configured to inject the fuel, via a second fuel outlet, through the second liner into the second secondary combustion zone of the second combustor, the second fuel injector being located at a second distance from a second outlet of the second combustor;
a first fuel conduit extending axially along a first outer surface of the first liner and supplying the fuel to the first fuel injector;
a first pre-orifice installed inside the first fuel conduit, such that a first volume of the first fuel conduit is defined between the first pre-orifice and the first fuel outlet;
a second fuel conduit extending axially along a second outer surface of the second liner and supplying the fuel to the second fuel injector; and
a second pre-orifice installed inside the second fuel conduit, such that to a second volume of the second fuel conduit is defined between the second pre-orifice and the second fuel outlet, wherein the first volume and the second volume are different from one another; and
wherein the first distance is equal to the second distance;
wherein the first pre-orifice comprises a first geometry, and the second pre-orifice comprises a second geometry, wherein one or more first geometric differences between the first geometry of the first pre-orifice and the second geometry of the second pre-orifice reduce coherence between the first combustor and the second combustor or alter a phase between the first combustor and the second combustor; and
wherein the one or more first geometric differences between the first geometry of the first pre-orifice and the second geometry of the second pre-orifice comprises one or more of a number of orifices and an arrangement of a plurality of orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,113,745

FLOW SLEEVE DEFLECTOR FOR USE IN GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. A gas turbine combustion system comprising:a combustion liner having a center axis and a first diameter;
a flow sleeve extending coaxial with the combustion liner having a second diameter, the second diameter greater than the first diameter thereby forming a first flow annulus therebetween, the flow sleeve having a plurality of rows of circumferentially spaced cooling apertures, wherein the cooling apertures are through-holes located in an outermost cylindrical wall of the flow sleeve; and,
one or more flow deflectors secured to an inner surface of the outermost cylindrical wall of the flow sleeve and extending radially inward from the outermost cylindrical wall of the flow sleeve forming an axially elongated flow channel, the one or more flow deflectors having two sidewalls connected by a forward wall, each sidewall having a radially inward edge and a radially outward edge adjacent a radially inner wall of the flow sleeve, a first distance separates inner surfaces of the radially inward edges and a second distance separates inner surfaces of the radially outward edges, each sidewall flaring towards an adjacent flow deflector such that the first distance is greater than the second distance, wherein the two sidewalls are directly connected to, and extend radially inward from, the inner surface of the outermost cylindrical wall of the flow sleeve.