US Pat. No. 10,363,118

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING COLOR IMAGES

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system for generating focused color image data of an object, the system comprising:a polychromatic light source that produces light comprising a first range of wavelengths, a second range of wavelengths, and a third range of wavelengths;
an optics system optically coupled to the polychromatic light source and operable to focus each of the first, second, and third ranges of wavelengths to a corresponding plurality of respective focal lengths;
a detector configured to collect color intensity data for each of the first, second, and third ranges of wavelengths at each corresponding plurality of respective focal lengths, the detector comprising first pixels sensitive to the first range of wavelength, second pixels sensitive to the second range of wavelengths, and third pixels sensitive to the third range of wavelengths; and
a processor configured to, for a location in the color intensity data:
determine, for each of the first, second, and third ranges of wavelengths, a focal length for which the respective range of wavelengths is focused relative to an object at the location in the color intensity data; and
combine the color intensity data for each of the first, second, and third ranges of wavelengths at the determined focal length, thereby generating focused color image data for the location in the color intensity data.

US Pat. No. 10,363,116

DIRECT FABRICATION OF POWER ARMS

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. An appliance for placement on teeth of a patient, the appliance comprising:a plurality of power arms comprising a first power arm having a first connection point for connecting to a shell or tooth and a second power arm having a second connection point for connecting to a shell or tooth;
a connecting structure coupled to the first and second power arms to apply a first force to each of the first and second power arms; and
a counter-force connector coupled to the first power arm and extending toward the second power arm to apply a second force to each of the first and second power arms opposing the first force when engaging the second power arm,
wherein the connecting structure and the counter-force connector are coupled to the first power arm at respective locations separate from the first connection point, the connecting structure is coupled to the second power arm at a location separate from the second connection point, and the counter-force connector, when engaging the second power arm, contacts the second power arm at a location separate from the second connection point.

US Pat. No. 10,363,110

SURGICAL DRAPE WITH SEPARABLE ELEMENTS

Creative Surgical Solutio...

1. A surgical drape to temporarily cover a surgical table while maintaining a sterile field during a sterile surgical procedure to lower a risk of infection, comprising:a drape having a generally rectangular shape and an area defined by a predetermined length and a predetermined width, the drape having an upper portion and an under-table wrapping element;
a selectively separable portion on the upper portion and extending an entirety of the predetermined length of the drape, said selectively separable portion having a single pleat extending the entirety of the predetermined length of the drape, said selectively separable portion having a single longitudinal serrated tear line disposed below the single pleat, said selectively separable portion adapted to be positioned on top of the surgical table to maintain a sterile field;
said selectively separable portion having a closed position and an unclosed position, wherein the single pleat covers said single longitudinal serrated tear line when in said closed position; and wherein the single pleat is adapted to be opened when said selectively separable portion is in said unclosed position to allow said drape to be separated along said single longitudinal serrated tear line, so that longitudinal effaced lateral sides of said drape separate and fall away from respective sides of the surgical table in a sterile fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,108

SURGICAL DRAPE WITH SEPARABLE ELEMENTS

Creative Surgical Solutio...

1. A surgical drape to temporarily cover a surgical table while maintaining a sterile field during a surgical procedure to lower a risk of infection, comprising:a drape having a generally rectangular shape and an area defined by a predetermined length and a predetermined width, the drape having an upper portion and an under-table wrapping element;
a selectively separable portion on the upper portion and extending along a substantial portion of the predetermined length of the drape, the selectively separable portion having a pleat extending the entirety of the predetermined length of the drape, the selectively separable portion having a single longitudinal score line disposed below the pleat, said selectively separable portion adapted to be positioned on top of the surgical table;
said pleat having a closed position and an unclosed position wherein said pleat covers said single longitudinal score line when in said closed position; and wherein said pleat is adapted to be opened when said pleat is in said unclosed position to allow said drape to be separated along said single longitudinal score line, so that longitudinal effaced lateral sides of said drape separate and fall away from respective sides of the surgical table in a sterile fashion;
wherein the single longitudinal score line comprises a serration; and
wherein at least a portion of the drape is substantially transmissive to a radiographic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,363,087

TISSUE RESECTION DEVICE

Apollo Endosurgery US, In...

1. An apparatus for resecting a target area of mucosal tissue comprising:an elongate member having proximal and distal sections wherein said distal section includes first and second guides, each a separate tube and each having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinally extending slot along said guide and ending proximal of said distal end, at least one of said distal ends of said first and second guides having an outward bias relative to the other of said distal ends, and said slots defining a path; and
a resection member having first and second proximal ends and a distal end wherein said first and second proximal ends extend within interiors of said first and second guides, respectively, and said distal end extends between said first and second guides of said elongate member such that said distal end of said resection member may traverse said path defined by said slots of said first and second guides,
wherein distal advancement of said first and second proximal ends of said resection member within said first and second guides causes at least one of said first and second guides to be moved against said outward bias and be brought closer to the other of said first and second guides.

US Pat. No. 10,363,086

POWER MONITORING CIRCUITRY AND METHOD FOR REDUCING LEAKAGE CURRENT IN RF GENERATORS

Medtronic Advanced Energy...

1. An electrosurgical unit comprising:a power source configured to produce direct current;
a radiofrequency (RF) waveform generator configured to convert the direct current (DC) into an RF signal;
a voltage sensor configured to measure a DC input voltage to the RF waveform generator;
a current sensor configured to measure an output alternating current (AC) current feedback; and
a processor configured to:
estimate output AC voltage feedback based at least upon the measured DC input voltage and the measured output AC current feedback, the estimated output AC voltage feedback is not based at least in part on measurement of the output AC voltage feedback; and
output a control signal to control the DC input voltage to the RF waveform generator, the control signal based at least upon the estimated output AC voltage feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,363,080

SUBDERMAL CRYOGENIC REMODELING OF MUSCLES, NERVES, CONNECTIVE TISSUE, AND/OR ADIPOSE TISSUE (FAT)

Pacira CryoTech, Inc., P...

1. A method for cryogenically treating target tissue for alleviating spasticity of a skeletal muscle having an associated nerve, the method comprising:providing a cryogenic device having a tissue penetrating needle probe;
inserting a distal portion of the tissue penetrating needle probe through a skin surface so that the distal portion is positioned near the target tissue including the associated nerve;
directing cooling from the tissue penetrating needle probe to the target tissue and cooling the target tissue including the associated nerve below the skin surface with the distal portion of the tissue penetrating needle probe such that the spasticity of the skeletal muscle is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,363,061

NOZZLE ASSEMBLIES FOR LIQUID JET SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR EMPLOYING THE NOZZLE ASSEMBLIES

HydroCision, Inc., Bille...

1. A surgical instrument comprising:a housing located at a distal end of the surgical instrument, the housing supporting a pressure lumen;
the pressure lumen including a distal end mounted in a groove on an exterior surface of the housing;
a nozzle positioned completely inside the distal end of the pressure lumen, the nozzle co-axial with the distal end of the pressure lumen and, in operation, co-axial with pressurized liquid flow passing through the nozzle, wherein the nozzle forms a tapered liquid flow passage with a diameter that continuously decreases along at least a portion of the liquid flow through the nozzle, and wherein the nozzle is formed as a torus with a flat surface and a curved opposite surface, the curved surface positioned upstream of the flat surface
an evacuation lumen attached to a proximal end of the housing, the evacuation lumen comprising an opening at a distal end of the evacuation lumen opposite the nozzle, the opening configured to receive at least a portion of the liquid flow, the opening at least partially extending past the exterior of the housing,
wherein the distal end of the pressure lumen extends beyond the distal end of the evacuation lumen such that, in operation, the received liquid flow is directed toward a proximal end of the surgical instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,363,054

CLOT RETRIEVAL DEVICE FOR REMOVING OCCLUSIVE CLOT FROM A BLOOD VESSEL

Neuravi Limited, Galway ...

1. A clot retrieval device for removing an occlusive clot from a blood vessel comprising:a planar clot engaging element having a constrained delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration, the clot engaging element having a mesh between a plurality of longitudinally extending undulating edges, the clot engaging element comprising:
a first peripheral portion comprising a peak,
a second peripheral portion extended distally from the first peripheral portion, the second peripheral portion comprising a peak, and
a clot engaging section between the peaks of the first and second peripheral portions,
wherein, in the expanded configuration, the peaks of the peripheral portions are laterally spaced-apart and when under tension, configured to pinch the occlusive clot from the blood vessel between the peaks of the peripheral portions in the clot engaging section.

US Pat. No. 10,363,031

TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATORS FOR SURGICAL STAPLERS

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A circular surgical stapler, comprising:a stapler head, comprising:
a staple cartridge comprising at least one annular row of staples;
an anvil configured to be positioned opposite said staple cartridge;
an anvil shaft removably attachable to said stapler head; and
a tissue thickness compensator comprising an annular compressible biocompatible body configured to be supported on said anvil shaft between said staple cartridge and said anvil, wherein said annular compressible biocompatible body comprises at least one annular pocket, and wherein said at least one annular pocket comprises a healing agent released upon the firing of said staples.

US Pat. No. 10,362,951

NON-INVASIVE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS

Analytics For Life Inc., ...

1. A method of pre-processing data to extract variables for use in a machine learning operation to diagnose a pathology, the method comprising:receiving a biopotential signal data set associated with a subject, said biopotential signal data set being associated with a biopotential signal collected from one or more electrical leads;
generating, via a processor, an estimated noiseless model of the received biopotential signal data set, wherein generation comprises iterative selection of member atoms of a pre-defined dictionary of member atoms to form a sparse approximation of the received biopotential signal data set;
extracting, via the processor, a plurality of features from a low-energy complex sub-harmonic subspace derived from the estimated noiseless model, wherein one or more of the plurality of extracted features includes one or more fractional derivative derived features of the low-energy complex sub-harmonic subspace; and
linking, via the processor, the one or more of the plurality of extracted features to a genetic algorithm to generate outputs that correlate with clinical parameters describing tissue architecture, structure and/or function.

US Pat. No. 10,362,947

PRESSURE SENSING DEVICES

INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES SWIT...

1. A pressure sensing catheter, comprising:an elongate body having
a sidewall defining an inner lumen extending at least partially therethrough,
a distal portion configured to be disposed in a ventricle of a brain, the distal portion including a microchip embedded in the sidewall and having a pressure sensor formed therein, at least a portion of the pressure sensor being exposed to an external environment surrounding the elongate body such that the pressure sensor is effective to measure a pressure of the external environment,
at least one fluid-entry port formed in the elongate body proximal to the pressure sensor, the at least one fluid-entry port being in fluid communication with the inner lumen,
an antenna located at a proximal portion of the elongate body and coupled to the microchip, the antenna being adapted to wirelessly communicate the measured pressure from the pressure sensor to an external device,
an elongate slot formed in an exterior surface of the sidewall of the elongate body, the elongate slot having a proximal terminal end in the sidewall at a location that is distal to a proximal end of the elongate body, and
a connector seated in the elongate slot, the connector having a first terminal end at the microchip and a second terminal end at the antenna, the connector between its first and second terminal ends being exposed to the external environment surrounding the elongate body, the antenna and the connector being removable from the elongate body.

US Pat. No. 10,362,933

OPHTHALMOLOGIC APPARATUS, TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM THAT DETERMINE AN IMAGING REGION FOR CAPTURING A PLURALITY OF TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGES FOR GENERATING AN AVERAGED TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ophthalmologic apparatus comprising:a detection unit configured to detect a movement amount of a subject's eye;
an error obtaining unit configured to obtain a value of tracking error based on a result of the detection;
a determining unit configured to determine each position of a plurality of scanning lines at intervals corresponding to the value of tracking error;
a tomographic image obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of tomographic images by scanning each position of the plurality of scanning lines with measurement light; and
a generation unit configured to generate an averaged tomographic image by averaging pixel values of the plurality of tomographic images obtained by the tomographic image obtaining unit,
wherein the determining unit determines the intervals based on the value of tracking error.

US Pat. No. 10,362,924

JET UNIT, JET NOZZLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISH WASHING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A dish washing machine comprising:a cabinet configured to form an exterior;
a washing tub provided in the cabinet to wash dishes; and
a jet nozzle configured to jet washing water to the washing tub,
wherein the jet nozzle comprises a plurality of inner walls of a passage through which the washing water passes, and at least one of the plurality of inner walls has a cross sectional area formed in an arc shape that is convex in an outer circumferential direction of the jet nozzle, and
wherein the plurality of nozzle inner walls extends to the end of the jet nozzle for linearity of the washing water sprayed from the jet nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,362,909

PAPER DISPENSING DEVICE

GUANGZHOU FANER AROMA PRO...

1. A paper dispensing device, comprisinga main spindle having a compartment, two through openings at both ends, and a first slot opening on a lateral surface of the main spindle connecting the compartment;
an axle rotatably supported inside the compartment, whose two ends are extended outside the main spindle via the through openings, respectively;
two end pieces positioned adjacent to the two ends of the axle and the through openings, respectively, where each end piece has an eccentric opening through which an end of the axle is threaded, a ring groove is configured around the eccentric opening along an inner side of each end piece, and an axially and outward protruding first positioning element is configured on an outer side of each end piece extending through one of the through openings;
a cutting member comprising a blade, a cutter axle along a major edge of the blade, two arms extended outward slantwise from the cutter axle's two ends, and two guiding elements at the arms' outer ends moveably housed in the ring grooves, respectively;
wherein the cutting member is positioned along the first slot opening; the main spindle, the axle, and the cutting member are rotated synchronously; the end pieces and their ring grooves are fixed by the first positioning elements; and, as the main spindle spins, the cutting member rotates along with the main spindle and its blade is extended or retracted through the first slot opening as the guiding elements move along the ring grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,362,899

BARBECUE GRILL ACCESSORY AND METHOD FOR PREPARING FOOD

Adrenaline Barbecue Compa...

1. A grilling insert adapted for use in a barbecue grill having a recessed cooking chamber, said grilling insert comprising:a double-wall thermal barrier adapted for extending across the recessed cooking chamber of the barbecue grill, and dividing the cooking chamber into direct-heating and indirect-heating cooking sections, and said thermal barrier comprising a chordal water reservoir designed to extend from one point on a circular interior of the recessed cooking chamber to an opposite point, and wherein said thermal barrier has an asymmetrical V-shaped vertical cross-section with a first vertical wall of said thermal barrier being longer than a second vertical wall of said thermal barrier; and
a radiant heat chamber adjacent said double-wall thermal barrier, and designed for holding loose combustible material within the direct-heating cooking section of the barbecue grill, such that cooking temperature in the direct-heating cooking section is relatively high, and is reduced in the indirect-heating cooking section by said double-wall thermal barrier, and said radiant heat chamber comprising a vertical downwardly tapered peripheral wall curving between opposite ends of said thermal barrier and designed to reside proximate an interior surface of the barbecue grill, and said peripheral wall cooperating with said thermal barrier to define a relatively large open top of said heat chamber and a comparatively small bottom of said heat chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,362,883

UNITARY, CONTINUOUS AND LINEAR APPARATUS HAVING DUAL FUNCTIONALITY FOR TRANSPORTING AND SECURING COVER TO A SEATING OR RESTING DEVICE

Leann L. Bellini, Dixon,...

1. An apparatus for transporting a cover and for securing said cover to a seating or resting device comprising:a) a linear strap, wherein said linear strap further comprising:
i) a left strap,
ii) a stabilizing pad, wherein said stabilizing pad further comprises a first quilt stitching and a second quilt stitching, and
iii) a right strap,
b) a first fastening means for engaging a first end of said linear strap to said linear strap to form a first closed-loop of variable size to secure towel during transportation,
c) a second fastening means for engaging a second end of said linear strap to said linear strap to form a second closed-loop of variable size for use as a transportation sling, and
d) a variable coupling means for configuring said linear strap into a third closed-loop of variable size for securing said cover disposed on said seating or resting device.

US Pat. No. 10,362,866

METHODS FOR CONTROLLED DISPENSING

Cubex LLC, Phoenix, AZ (...

1. A method for selective actuation, comprising: translating an index plate in a first direction in proximity to a plurality of bins arranged relative to one another in a plurality of columns of bins and each having a corresponding trigger release arm, wherein the index plate defines a plane having a perimeter border and a plurality of protrusions extending from a surface of the plate entirely within the perimeter border of the plane such that the plurality of protrusions are non-planar relative to the index plate and where the plurality of protrusions define a plurality of rows arranged upon the plate in a collinear arrangement; aligning a single protrusion to a single trigger release arm along the first direction; and translating the index plate in a second direction transverse to the first direction such that the single protrusion engages with the single trigger release arm and actuates a preselected bin which corresponds to the single trigger release arm, wherein the plurality of protrusions further define a plurality of columns which are arranged upon the plate at an angle relative to a proximal or distal edge of the plate such that each protrusion is off-set relative to an adjacent protrusion along the plurality of columns of protrusions which are further arranged to actuate alternating columns from the plurality of columns of bins for dispensing.

US Pat. No. 10,362,847

LENS FOR PROTECTIVE CASE

Otter Products, LLC, For...

1. A protective case for an electronic device having a camera and a microphone, the protective case including a lens assembly comprising:a transparent lens having a first side configured to face the electronic device and at least partially cover the camera when the electronic device is installed in the protective case and a second side opposite the first side; wherein a first portion of the first side and a second portion of the second side are each coated with a light-blocking material and a first optically transparent portion of the first side and a second optically transparent portion of the second side are uncoated; the second optically transparent portion having an area greater than an area of the first optically transparent portion; and
a water-resistant membrane attached to the transparent lens and configured to cover the microphone of the installed electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,362,837

CLOSURE APPARATUS

Fastech Asia Worldwide, L...

1. A closure comprising:a male closure member comprising:
a first loop;
an arm fixedly attached to the first loop;
a bar fixedly attached to the arm, the bar having an upper portion extending orthogonally from the arm in a first direction and a lower portion extending orthogonally from the arm in a second direction opposite the first direction; and
a first loop extension fixedly attached to the first loop and extending orthogonally from the first loop in the second direction; and
a female closure member comprising:
a second loop; and
a base portion fixedly attached to the second loop, the base portion comprising:
a top edge;
a bottom edge;
a blind hole extending from the top edge toward the bottom edge into which the bar of the male closure member is insertable at the top edge and moveable along and configured for rotational pivoting of the bar in the blind hole;
a resilient protrusion disposed in and extending from the base portion at a position proximal to the bottom edge and configured to secure the first loop extension upon insertion and rotation of the bar in the blind hole; and
a recess configured to receive the arm attached to the bar inserted in the blind hole and positioned such that the upper portion of the bar and the lower portion of the bar are disposed between the top edge and the bottom edge.

US Pat. No. 10,362,795

COLLAPSIBLE FOOD PREPARATION DEVICE

Alan Backus, Los Angeles...

1. A food preparation device using heated air, comprising:a heat source configured to heat air to food preparation temperatures;
a base enclosure configured to contain the heat source;
a first tray, stacked above the base enclosure, and including a generally flat floor configured to support foods to be processed, the floor being perforated to allow air passage from one side of the floor to the other side of the floor;
the floor being generally rectangular and comprising four generally straight edges;
the floor includes four generally planar hinged side walls, one each hinged to each of the four generally straight edges;
each of the four hinged side walls configured to rotate about its associated hinge axes from a generally horizontal disposition to a generally vertical disposition;
a second tray having substantially the same construction as the first tray,
the second tray configured to stack above the first tray when the four hinged side walls on the first tray are in their generally vertical dispositions;
wherein, when the heat source is activated during food preparation, the four hinged side walls on the first tray and the four hinged side walls on the second tray which is stacked above the first tray, are each in their vertical dispositions; and
wherein, when the heat source is not activated, and the device is not preparing food the four hinged side walls on the first tray and the four hinged side walls on the second tray are each oriented in their horizontal dispositions.

US Pat. No. 10,362,773

AUTOMATIC RETRACTABLE FLOAT

RETRACT A FLOAT PTY LTD.,...

1. An automatic retractable float comprising:a body which floats in water;
the body comprising two halves connected to a central portion;
the central portion having a top handle, a pair of side handles and a line housing disposed about the outer surface, with a depression located under each side handle,
wherein about the outer surface of the central portion the line housing is positioned substantially opposite the top handle and the side handles are positioned substantially opposite each other such that each side handle is approximately midway between the top handle and the line housing and
wherein the line housing includes a conduit that passes through the outer surface of the central portion and provides access to an interior of the body;
each of the two halves having a pair of depressions positioned such that when each half is attached to the central portion, the pair of depressions are joined with the corresponding depression under each side handle;
an automatic retraction and extension mechanism contained within the interior of the body, the automatic retraction and extension mechanism including a spring mechanism for automatically extending and retracting a line from the body; and
at least one electronic device in communication with a mobile device such that the electronic device shares information or data with the mobile device.
US Pat. No. 10,363,319

GLYCOCONJUGATES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A neoglycoconjugate comprising a trisaccharide coupled to a carrier, wherein the trisaccharide is Gal?(1,3)Gal?(1,4)GlcNAc?.
US Pat. No. 10,363,323

HYDROPHOBIC MODIFIED PEPTIDES FOR LIVER SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITA...

1. A hydrophobic modified peptide of the formula[X—P—Y—Ro]Ap,
wherein
X is an amino acid sequence having a length of m amino acids,
wherein m is at least 4, and
wherein the N-terminus of X comprises one or more amino acids comprising an amino group in the side chain,
wherein the one or more of the amino acids comprising an amino group in the side chain comprises a hydrophobic modification selected from acylation with carboxylic acids, fatty acids, and amino acids with lipophilic side chains or addition of a hydrophobic moiety selected from the group consisting of cholesterol, derivatives of cholesterol, a phospholipid, a glycolipid, a glycerol ester, steroids, a ceramide, an isoprene derivative, adamantane, farnesol, an aliphatic group, and a polyaromatic compound; and
wherein the one or more amino acids comprising the amino group in the side chain is coupled to one or more labels selected from the group consisting of a fluorescent dye, a fluorescence emitting isotope, a radioisotope, and a contrast agent
P is a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence NPLGFXaaP (SEQ ID NO: 1), wherein Xaa is an arbitrary amino acid;
Y is an amino acid sequence having a length of n amino acids, wherein n is 0 or at least 1;
m+n?11
R is a C-terminal modification of said hydrophobic modified peptide, which protects from degradation selected from the group consisting of an amide, a D-amino acid, a modified amino acid, a cyclic amino acid, an albumin, a natural polymer, a synthetic polymer, and a glycane; o is 0 or at least 1; and
A is an anchor group selected from the group consisting of an ester, an ether, a disulfide, an amide, a thiol, and a thioester; p is 0 or at least 1.
US Pat. No. 10,367,199

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. A cathode active material for lithium secondary batteries which is represented by Chemical Formula 1 below and is obtained by coating a dissimilar metal (M) on a surface of a transition metal precursor comprising Ni, Co and Mn and then heat-treating the transition metal precursor together with a lithium source so that a portion of Ni, Co and Mn is substituted with the dissimilar metal (M):LiNiaCobMncMdO2  [Chemical Formula 1 ]
wherein 0.65?a ?0.7, 0
US Pat. No. 10,364,405

TRANSPARENT SOLID DETERGENT

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A transparent solid detergent, comprising:(A) at least one N-acyl glutamic acid salt, wherein said at least one N-acyl glutamic acid salt comprises N-lauroylglutamic acid salt, myristoylglutamic acid salt, and cocoylglutamic acid salt;
(B) at least one acylglycine salt, wherein said at least one acylglycine salt comprises cocoylglycine salt;
(C) at least one polyvalent alcohol, wherein said at least one polyvalent alcohol comprises glycerol; and
(D) at least one lower alcohol,
wherein
said (A) at least one N-acyl glutamic acid salt is present in an amount of 35 to 45 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of said (B) at least one acylglycine salt;
said (C) at least one polyvalent alcohol is present in an amount of 11 to 24 parts by weight, per 1 part by weight of said (B) at least one acylglycine salt, and said (D) at least one lower alcohol is present in an amount of 2.5 to 30 parts by weight per 1 part of said (B) at least one acylglycine salt.
US Pat. No. 10,364,424

FACTOR X MUTANTS

LABORATOIRE FRANCAIS DU F...

1. A protein, comprising:a mutated sequence of SEQ ID No. 1, said mutated sequence of SEQ ID No. 1 comprising mutation B wherein: mutation B consists of insertion of DFLAEGLTPR (SEQ ID NO: 159) between amino acids 52 and 53 of SEQ ID No. 1.
US Pat. No. 10,364,426

PROCESS FOR REDUCING CELL DEATH AND INCREASING GROWTH OF AN ALGAL CULTURE

MISSING LINK TECHNOLOGY, ...

1. A process for reducing cell death and increasing growth of an algal culture, the process comprising:mixing the algal culture with water in a first reactor, the first reactor being a continuously stirred reactor, the step of mixing comprising:
continually circulating nutrients and the algal culture in a toroidal pattern and in a bottom-to-top pattern within said first reactor;
strobing light onto the mixture of algal culture and water for a period of time at a frequency of between 10 Hz and 40 Hz and between twenty flashes per second and eighty flashes per second;
flowing the strobed mixture of the algal culture and water from said first reactor for a period of time to a second reactor, the second reactor being a plug flow reactor, the step of flowing further comprising:
discharging the strobed mixture through a central drain of the first reactor to decrease fluid velocity of the strobed mixture and obtain a Reynolds Number (NRE) of less than 2000 is the second reactor;
discharging the strobed mixture from the second reactor; and
reducing cell death and increasing growth of said algal culture at a growth rate exceeding 120 grams/m2/day.
US Pat. No. 10,364,446

STREPTOMYCES PSAMMOTICUS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME FOR VANILLIN PRODUCTION

XIAMEN OAMIC BIOTECHNOLOG...

1. A method for producing vanillin using Streptomyces psammoticus strain OMK-4 having preservation number CCTCC M 2015329, wherein the method comprises the steps of:1) strain activation;
2) seed culture; and
3) fermentation of ferulic acid to produce vanillinwherein strain activation step 1 comprises:under aseptic conditions, a full inoculation loop of strain OMK-4 from a glycerin stock tube is spread evenly over an agar slant and cultured in a biochemical incubator at 26-30° C. for 24-48 hours, and wherein by percentage of weight, the agar slant comprises the following components:soluble starch 1.0-3.5%, KH2PO4 0.1-1.0%, NaCl 0.05-0.3% and yeast extract powder 0.1-1.0%, andwherein seed culture step 2 comprises:under aseptic conditions, a full inoculation loop of well-grown OMK-4 cells from the ager slant in step 1 is inoculated into a seed culture medium having an initial pH value of 5-8 and cultured at 28-35° C. with 200-500 rpm shaking until exponential growth phase, wherein the said seed culture medium by weight percentage comprises the following components:soluble starch 1.0-3.5%, KH2PO4 0.1-0.5%, urea 0.1-0.3%, MgSO4 0.05-0.1%, CaCO3 0.1-0.3%, yeast extract powder 0.1-1.0%, corn syrup 0.1-1.0%, (NH4)2SO4 0.1-0.6% and ferulic acid 0.1-0.3%, andwherein fermentation step 3 comprises:the OMK-4 cells from step 2 in exponential growth phase are inoculated into a fermentation medium with the volume ratio of 5-15% under aseptic conditions wherein the initial pH of the fermentation medium is 7.2 to 7.8 at 30-40° C. and 200-500 rpm shaking and 1:0.5 ventilation, to ferment the cells for 70-120 hours, wherein the fermentation medium by weight percentage comprises the following components: soluble starch 2.0-5.0%, KH2PO4 0.1-0.3%, urea 0.1-0.5%, MgSO4 0.05-0.1%, CaCO3 0.5-2.0%, yeast extract powder 0.1-1.0%, (NH4)2SO4 0.1-0.5% and ferulic acid 0.1-3.0%.
US Pat. No. 10,363,217

NANO-LIPOSOME CARRIER COMPOSITION CONTAINING HYBRID OF CAS9 PROTEIN AND GUIDE RNA

Moogene Medi Co., Ltd., ...

19. A method for producing a nano-liposome carrier composition, the method comprising:mixing a Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein 9 (Cas9) protein and a guide RNA that specifically binds to a target DNA of a human dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) gene to produce a hybrid CRISPR complex;
mixing a lecithin, a metal chelating lipid, and a cholesterol in chloroform to produce a lipid film composition;
mixing the hybrid CRISPR complex with the lipid film composition to produce a lipid/CRISPR mixture and applying ultrasonic waves to the lipid/CRISPR mixture;
freezing and thawing the lipid/CRISPR mixture;
re-applying ultrasonic waves to the lipid/CRISPR mixture for a time sufficient to form nano-liposomes encapsulating the hybrid CRISPR complex; and
centrifuging the lipid/CRISPR mixture for a time sufficient to precipitate nano-liposomes encapsulating the hybrid CRISPR complex; and
collecting precipitated nano-liposomes encapsulating the hybrid CRISPR complex.
US Pat. No. 10,364,242

MODULATION OF N-ACYLETHANOLAMINE-HYDROLYSING ACID AMIDASE (NAAA) FOR DISEASE TREATMENT

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALI...

1. The compound (endo)-3-(4-butylphenoxy)-8-[(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulphonyl]-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, its hydrates, solvates and racemic mixtures.
US Pat. No. 10,364,515

HIGH MODULUS NYLON 6.6 CORDS

KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANO...

1. A two or three-ply dipped and heat-set polyamide 6.6 cord comprising: a plurality of polyamide 6.6 raw yarns;wherein the plurality of polyamide 6.6 raw yarns have a tensile stress value greater than 1.30 cN/dtex;
wherein a stress value at 4% elongation of the polyamide 6.6 cord is higher than 1.2 cN/dtex and less than 2.0 cN/dtex,
wherein a heat shrinkage of the polyamide 6.6 cord is higher than 4.0% and less than 7.0% determined at 177° C. under 0.045 g/dtex pretension with 2 minutes exposure time;
wherein the tensile stress value is determined with a tensile tester according to ASTM D885-16.
US Pat. No. 10,365,283

ACTIVATED HER3 AS A MARKER FOR PREDICTING THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY

Daiichi Sankyo Europe Gmb...

1. A method for treating patients responsive to a target specific therapy comprising an inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody, comprising(a) obtaining at least one sample from a subject having a tumor disease, prior to treatment with an inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody, wherein the sample is a normal hair follicle biopsy,
(b) obtaining at least one sample from said subject having said tumor disease after treatment with the inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody, wherein the sample is a normal hair follicle biopsy,
(c) examining the phosphorylation level of a HER3 receptor in said samples,
(d) determining that the phosphorylation level of the HER3 receptor is reduced after treatment with the inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody as compared to the phosphorylation level of the HER3 receptor before treatment with the inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody, and
(e) administering to the subject with said tumor disease, who has been determined in step (d) to have a reduced phosphorylation level of the HER3 receptor, a therapeutically effective amount of said inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody,
wherein the tumor disease is selected from the group consisting of NSCLC, breast, colon, gastric, pancreas and prostate cancer, and
wherein said inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody is selected from the group consisting of antibody U3-1287, 105.5, SGP-1, H3 90.6, 1B4C3, and 2D1 D12.
US Pat. No. 10,364,265

ANHYDROSUGAR SYNTHESIS

William Marsh Rice Univer...

1. A method of making an anhydrosugar, comprising:a) dissolving a carbohydrate substrate in a solvent;
b) performing a Fischer glycosidation on the C1 carbon of said carbohydrate substrate by reacting said dissolved sugar substrate with an alcohol in the presence of a solid acid catalyst, wherein said Fischer glycosidation adds the alcohol on said C1 carbon as an ether;
c) removing said solid acid catalyst and said solvent to form a solid sample; and,
d) performing heat treatment on said solid sample to produce a desired anhydrosugar.
US Pat. No. 10,364,273

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS ANTIGENS

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. A recombinant cytomegalovirus (CMV) gB protein, or an immunogenic fragment thereof, wherein(i) said gB protein, or immunogenic fragment thereof, does not comprise a transmembrane (TM) domain;
(ii) said gB protein, or immunogenic fragment thereof, comprises a hydrophobic surface 1 that corresponds to amino acid residues 154-160 and 236-243 of SEQ ID NO: 1 which comprises a mutation that results in a glycosylation site within said hydrophobic surface 1, but wherein the mutation is not a substitution of one amino acid in fusion loop 1 (FL1) which corresponds to amino acid residues 155-157 of SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,364,535

VOID REDUCING ASPHALT MEMBRANE COMPOSITION, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASPHALT PAVING APPLICATIONS

Heritage Research Group, ...

1. A method of forming a pavement construction joint, comprising:dispensing a band of a void reducing joint composition on a substrate using at least one spray application vehicle, wherein the band comprises a width of about 4 to about 24 inches and a sufficient thickness to permit migration upward into a paving pass positioned over the band to reduce an air void volume in such paving pass;
permitting the application of two paving passes to form a pavement construction joint having a volume of air voids, wherein the pavement construction joint is positioned over the band; and
allowing at least a portion of the joint composition to migrate upward into the two paving passes along the pavement construction joint to reduce the volume of air voids.
US Pat. No. 10,363,263

ANTI-AGING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

Prescient Pharma, LLC, C...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of at least one lithium compound selected from lithium chloride, lithium bromide, lithium carbonate, lithium nitrate, lithium sulfate, lithium acetate, lithium lactate, lithium citrate, lithium aspartate, lithium gluconate, lithium malate, lithium ascorbate, lithium orotate, lithium succinate, and combinations thereof; an effective amount of at least one glycyrrhizic triterpenoid compound selected from glycyrrhizin, enoxolone, carbenoxolone, cicloxolone, and combinations thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; andan effective amount of at least one retinoic acid compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein the composition is formulated for oral administration.
US Pat. No. 10,364,287

ANTI-CD28 HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES

Institut National de la S...

1. A method of treating a T-lymphocyte-mediated chronic inflammatory disease in a subject in need thereof comprising administering an anti-CD28 monovalent antibody to the subject, wherein the anti-CD28 monovalent antibody is selected from the group consisting of:(a) an antibody having a CD28-binding site consisting of:
a heavy chain variable domain of SEQ ID NO: 1; and
a light chain variable domain of SEQ ID NO: 2, and
(b) an antibody having a CD28-binding site consisting of:
a heavy chain variable domain having all three complementarity determining regions (CDRs) of the variable domain of SEQ ID NO: 1; and
a light chain variable domain having all three CDRs of the variable domain of SEQ ID NO: 2.
US Pat. No. 10,363,524

PROCESS FOR REMOVING OXYGEN FROM A GAS MIXTURE COMPRISING HYDROCARBON AND OXYGEN

WACKER CHEMIE AG, Munich...

1. A process for removing oxygen from a recycle gas mixture containing hydrocarbon and oxygen from the preparation of vinyl acetate monomer, the process comprising:separating vinyl acetate and acetic acid from the recycle gas mixture, forming a partially purified recycle gas, contacting the partially purified recycle gas with a coated catalyst to remove oxygen to form an oxygen-depleted recycle gas containing carbon dioxide and water, freeing the oxygen-depleted recycle gas of carbon dioxide, removing water from the oxygen-depleted recycle gas now freed of carbon dioxide, and condensing ethylene by means of fractional low-temperature condensation to form an ethylene recycle stream wherein the coated catalyst comprises bentonite-containing catalyst supports, configured as shaped bodies, having an outer shell comprising the metals
a) gold, and
b) one or more metals selected from the group consisting of palladium, platinum, rhodium, and iridium,
wherein the metals are present in metallic form, as an alloy, in the form of salts, or mixtures thereof, wherein the outer shell does not contain any alkali metals or alkali metal salts.
US Pat. No. 10,363,269

MODIFIED HEPATITIS POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATORY ELEMENTS

Juno Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A polynucleotide, comprising a modified post-transcriptional regulatory element (PRE), said modified PRE comprising a variant of a wild-type hepatitis virus X gene, said variant X gene comprising a plurality of stop codons not present in the wild-type X gene, wherein the variant X gene comprises a stop codon in each reading frame present in said variant X gene.
US Pat. No. 10,363,271

COMPOSITIONS FOR BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREPARING AND USING THE SAME

SMART Surgical, Inc., Bo...

1. A method of making a composition for influencing biological growth configured for implantation within a subject, the method comprising:(A) obtaining a sample comprising human umbilical cord blood and having a first volume VUC, wherein the human umbilical cord blood includes red blood cells, cells other than red blood cells, and non-cellular material;
(B) combining the sample comprising human umbilical cord blood with a quantity of an aggregation agent or sedimentation agent having a volume VPC, wherein the ratio VUC/VPC is between about 0.60 and about 1.75 such that a supernatant is formed;
(C) layering within a container at least a portion of the supernatant over a layer of an isolation reagent, the at least a portion of the supernatant having a volume VS and the layer of the isolation reagent having a volume VR, wherein the volume of the layer of the isolation reagent VR is at least 67% the volume VS of the at least a portion of the supernatant;
(D) placing at least about 350 times the acceleration due to gravity on the contents of the container with a force vector directed toward a closed end of the container to safely cause at least a new layer substantially comprising mononuclear cells to form;
(E) combining at least some of the layer substantially comprising mononuclear cells with lactated Ringer's solution or an equivalent balanced or buffered solution to create a mononuclear cell solution;
(F) determining the total number of live cells NL in at least a portion of the mononuclear cell solution, the at least a portion of the mononuclear solution having a volume VM; and
(G) adding a volume VDD of Low Molecular Weight Dextran in Dextrose solution to the at least a portion of the mononuclear cell solution, the volume VDD based at least in part on the total number NL of live cells and the anticipated future viability of the live cells.
US Pat. No. 10,363,273

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCTION OF TUMOR INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES AND USES OF SAME IN IMMUNOTHERAPY

IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS, ...

1. A method for treating a subject with head and neck cancer, the method comprising administering expanded tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) comprising:(a) obtaining a first population of TILs from a tumor resected from a subject by processing a tumor sample obtained from the subject into multiple tumor fragments;
(b) adding the tumor fragments into a closed system;
(c) performing a first expansion by culturing the first population of TILs in a cell culture medium comprising IL-2 to produce a second population of TILs, wherein the first expansion is performed in a closed container providing a first gas-permeable surface area, wherein the first expansion is performed for about 3-11 days to obtain the second population of TILs, wherein the second population of TILs is at least 50-fold greater in number than the first population of TILs, and wherein the transition from step (b) to step (c) occurs without opening the system;
(d) performing a second expansion by supplementing the cell culture medium of the second population of TILs with additional IL-2, OKT-3, and antigen presenting cells (APCs), to produce a third population of TILs, wherein the second expansion is performed for about 7-11 days to obtain the third population of TILs, wherein the second expansion is performed in a closed container providing a second gas-permeable surface area, and wherein the transition from step (c) to step (d) occurs without opening the system;
(e) harvesting the third population of TILs obtained from step (d), wherein the transition from step (d) to step (e) occurs without opening the system;
(f) transferring the harvested third TIL population from step (e) to an infusion bag, wherein the transfer from step (e) to (f) occurs without opening the system;
(g) cryopreserving the infusion bag comprising the harvested TIL population from step (f) using a cryopreservation process; and
(h) administering a therapeutically effective dosage of the third population of TILs from the infusion bag in step (g) to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,363,279

TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS FOR NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AND DISEASES

NuBiome, Inc., Mountain ...

1. A method of mitigating or treating autism spectrum disorder comprises:administering an effective amount of a medicament comprised of Lactobacillus bulgaricus B-30892 to a human to mitigate or treat autism spectrum disorder.
US Pat. No. 10,363,280

NUTRACEUTICAL GELS

4Life Patents, LLC, Sand...

1. A composition comprising:a gel, an oligomeric proanthocyanidin and a transfer factor, wherein the oligomeric proanthocyanidin is dispersed throughout the gel, the transfer factor is dispersed throughout the oligomeric proanthocyanidin and the oligomeric proanthocyanidin is from acai.
US Pat. No. 10,363,538

SUBSTRATE FOR BIOCHIPS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPAN...

1. A substrate for biochips, comprising a surface which comprises carbon; and an acrylic polymer which comprises free carboxyl groups in a molecular structure thereof,wherein the carbon is amorphous carbon,
wherein the acrylic polymer is immobilized directly on said surface of said substrate,
wherein the acrylic polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyacrylic acid, polymethacrylic acid and a copolymer of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid, and
wherein the acrylic polymer has an average molecular weight of 2,000 to 100,000.
US Pat. No. 10,363,546

MULTILAYER POLYMERIC MEMBRANE

Liso Plastics LLC, Charl...

1. A multilayer sorbent polymeric membrane comprising at least one layer comprising: a matrix polymer, sorbent materials of about 100 wt. % or less, and a plurality of interconnecting pores having an average pore size of about 0.1 nm or greater,wherein the matrix polymer is a film-forming thermoplastic polymer selected from the group consisting of petroleum-based polymers, bio-based polymers, biodegradable polymers, and combinations thereof;
wherein the sorbent materials present in the membrane retain their initial sorbability and/or their initial porosity of about 100% or less; and
wherein the membrane has a porosity of about 85% or less and a Gurley air permeability of about 1 sec/100 cc or greater.
US Pat. No. 10,363,294

YEAST-BRACHYURY IMMUNOTHERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS

GlobeImmune, Inc., Louis...

1. A method to treat cancer in an individual, comprising administering to an individual who has cancer, an immunotherapeutic composition comprising:a) a whole, inactivated yeast; and
b) a cancer antigen comprising a Brachyury antigen, wherein the Brachyury antigen comprises SEQ ID NO:6, positions 2-435 of SEQ ID NO:6, SEQ ID NO:18, or positions 2-435 of SEQ ID NO:18.
US Pat. No. 10,362,785

ACTIVATED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE BIOCIDE COMPOSITION

99 HOLDING S.A.R.L., Lux...

1. An aqueous composition consisting essentially of:0.1-1 g/kg Di-n-decyldimethyl ammonium chloride,
0.01-0.10 g/kg benzalkonium chloride,
50-79 g/kg stabilized H2O2,
0.02-0.10 g/kg hydroxyethylidene diphosphonic acid,
0.2-0.6 g/kg C10ethoxylated alcohol having a degree of ethoxylation of 6 mol,
0.01-0.02 g/kg sorbitan monolaurate having a degree of ethoxylation of 20 mol,
up to 1 kg deionized or purified water, and
a sufficient amount of phosphoric acid to reach a pH between 2-3;
wherein the aqueous composition is in the form of a dry mist made up of microdroplets having an average size of less than 5 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,363,299

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING RHINOVIRUS INFECTIONS

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PA...

1. A method for inducing an immune response against a rhinovirus (RV) or for activating antigen-experienced RV-specific CD4+ T cells in a subject, said method comprising administering to said subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of at least one RV peptide epitope, wherein at least one of said RV peptide epitopes is a conserved RV peptide epitope recognized by antigen-experienced RV-specific CD4+ T cells, wherein said at least one RV peptide epitope is selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs:1-53, 56, and 57, and biologically active fragments and homologs of said at least one RV peptide epitope.

US Pat. No. 10,368,286

DYNAMIC ROUTER FUNCTIONALITY IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Veea Systems Ltd., Bath ...

1. A wireless remote communication unit for communicating with a cellular network node and other wireless remote communication units, the wireless remote communication unit comprising:at least one transceiver configured to communicate with a cellular network node using either a first technology employed with mesh connectivity via at least one other wireless remote communication unit or a second technology employed with a direct connection; and
a processor coupled to the at least one transceiver and arranged to:
determine when the wireless remote communication unit moves out of coverage of the cellular network node and, in response thereto,
configure the wireless remote communication unit with mesh router functionality that transfers data from one node to another node within a mesh network using the first technology based on, at least in part, information obtained from received first messages using the first technology employed with mesh connectivity from at least one other wireless remote communication unit;
wherein the first messages from the at least one other wireless remote communication unit comprise a beacon that includes an indication of whether the at least one other wireless remote communication unit is located inside or outside of cellular coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,368,282

MODE CONTROL DESIGN

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A method for optimizing communication modes between network nodes, comprising:storing, in a first node in a communication network, a data success rate for each of a plurality of communication modes;
receiving, by the first node, mode data from a second node in the communication network including at least a mode identifier for at least two of the plurality of communication modes;
determining, by the first node, a metric for each of the at least two communication modes based on at least a data success rate of transmissions using the respective communication mode;
selecting, by the first node, a preferred communication mode of the at least two communication modes based on the determined metric for each of the at least two communication modes; and
transmitting, by the first node, an initiation data message to the second node via the communication network indicating the selected preferred communication mode.

US Pat. No. 10,368,248

DYNAMIC LINK-BUDGET MONITORING AND GRAPHICAL DISPLAY

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A computer-implemented method of monitoring dynamic link-budget of at least one on-board antenna fixed on a vehicle; the computer comprising at least one processor, the method comprising operating the at least one processor for:(i) calculating link-budget of the at least one on-board antenna with respect to at least one target antenna; the link-budget comprises a respective link-budget gain value assigned to each pixel in a collection of pixels, where each pixel in the collection of pixels represents a respective radiation vector in a three-dimensional space around the at least one antenna; and wherein the link-budget is calculated based on input data including gain data of the at least one antenna and navigation-data;
determining for each pixel in the collection of pixels, compliance of the respective link-budget gain value with a threshold value, thereby obtaining a respective antenna envelop of the at least one on-board antenna;
displaying on a computer display device graphical representation of a pixel map representing at least the respective antenna envelope; wherein the pixel map indicates with respect to each pixel, compliance with the threshold value, along with an indication of the relative location of the at least one target antenna;
(ii) continuously monitoring dynamics of the input data and repeating the operations in (i) wherein in each repetition:
utilizing updated navigation-data, if such exists, for updating the pixel map, and displaying on the display device an updated graphical representation of the pixel map.

US Pat. No. 10,368,176

EARPIECE FOR COUPLING A HEARING AID TO A USERS'S EAR CANAL AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH AN EARPIECE

1. An earpiece for a hearing aid, the earpiece comprising:a seal configured to deform to a shape of a human ear canal,
wherein the seal is dome-shaped,
wherein the seal has a first section with a sound output bore and the sound output bore is configured to physically couple to a receiver for a hearing aid,
wherein the seal has a second section and the second section includes 50 to 2000 opening,
wherein the openings are laser-cut; and
wherein the openings have diameters from 80 to 150 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 10,368,172

DIAPHRAGM SUSPENSION FOR A LOUDSPEAKER

PSS BELGIUM N.V., Dender...

1. A loudspeaker including a chassis, a drive unit and a diaphragm;wherein the drive unit has a stationary part secured to the chassis and a translatable part secured to the diaphragm;
wherein an outer edge of the diaphragm is suspended from the chassis by an edge suspension;
wherein the edge suspension has a plurality of straight portions, each straight portion having a respective first surface and a respective second surface which meet along an edge to provide a spring which permits the diaphragm to be moved relative to the chassis by the drive unit;
wherein the edge suspension has at least one corner portion, wherein the/each corner portion joins two of the straight portions together and includes at least one geometrical interruption formed therein;
wherein the/each geometrical interruption formed in the/each corner portion includes a first corrugation which varies in height along a first path which extends circumferentially around the edge suspension, and a second corrugation formed within the first corrugation which varies in height along a second path which extends across the first path;
wherein each straight portion includes one or more stiffening elements;
wherein the one or more stiffening elements include one or more geometrical interruptions formed in each straight portion;
wherein the/each geometrical interruption formed in each straight portion includes a first corrugation which varies in height along a first path which extends circumferentially around the edge suspension, and a second corrugation formed within the first corrugation which varies in height along a second path which extends across the first path.

US Pat. No. 10,368,155

SYSTEM WITH WIRELESS EARPHONES

Koss Corporation, Milwau...

1. A wireless headphone assembly comprising:first and second earphones, wherein each of the first and second earphones comprises an acoustic transducer;
an antenna for receiving wireless signals;
a wireless communication circuit connected to the antenna, wherein the wireless communication circuit is for receiving and transmitting wireless signals to and from the wireless headphone assembly;
a processor in communication with the wireless communication circuit; and
a rechargeable battery for powering the wireless headphone assembly,
wherein the headphone assembly is configured, with the processor, to transition automatically from playing digital audio content received wirelessly by the headphone assembly via a first wireless network to playing digital audio content received wirelessly by the headphone assembly via a second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,368,143

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING SCENE COMPOSITION INFORMATION IN MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of transmitting information for multimedia content, the method comprising:generating the information for the multimedia content comprising:
initial information of an asset, and
spatial information and temporal information of the asset comprising temporal information related to scenes, and the temporal information related to the scenes including temporal information related to at least one area of a scene; and
transmitting the information for the multimedia content,
wherein the initial information is separate from the spatial information and the temporal information,
wherein the spatial information and temporal information include scene id, and area id related to the scene, and
wherein the temporal information related to the scenes represents that the scenes are activated in series based on a time axis.

US Pat. No. 10,368,124

REAL-TIME AUDIENCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

TiVo Solutions Inc., San...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first server, an instant message from a client system comprising television viewer data, wherein the television viewer data includes:
a user client operational command input
and an identity of media content and
the television viewer data specifies the first server as recipient of the instant message, wherein the instant message is sent over an SSL connection that is maintained between the first server and the client system, and wherein the SSL connection is automatically reconnected if the connection is dropped;
analyzing data from the television viewer data;
generating output information using the analyzed data; and
transmitting the output information using the analyzed data to a second server.

US Pat. No. 10,368,117

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADDRESSABLE AND PROGRAM INDEPENDENT ADVERTISING DURING RECORDED PROGRAMS

PRIME RESEARCH ALLIANCE E...

1. A method of a subscriber video recording device inserting at least one targeted advertisement into a video program, the method comprising:receiving, at the subscriber video recording device, at least one targeted advertisement and storing the at least one targeted advertisement;
receiving, at the subscriber video recording device, at least one video program;
recording, at the subscriber video recording device, the at least one video program;
determining, at the subscriber video recording device, if the recorded video program is interrupted by one or more existing advertising avails;
if the recorded video program is not interrupted by one or more advertising avails, creating, at the subscriber video recording device, one or more customized avails within the at least one video program, the one or more customized avails each having a duration; and
retrieving the stored at least one targeted advertisement and inserting at least one advertisement into the one or more customized avails.

US Pat. No. 10,368,108

DOWNSTREAM VIDEO COMPOSITION

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method of multi-layered video processing video at a video source and a display device, said video source comprising a composition engine having a composition buffer, said method comprising:at said video source:
forming decoded video images by decoding a first input video bitstream comprising compressed video;
forming decoded overlay images by decoding a second input graphics bitstream received as an auxiliary bitstream in addition to the first input video bitstream and comprising graphics overlay data, said decoded overlay images associated with said decoded video images; and
forming a plurality of additional decoded overlay images from a plurality of additional input bitstreams comprising additional graphics overlay data;
compositing, via said composition engine, said additional decoded overlay images with said decoded overlay images formed from said second input graphics bitstream to form composited overlay images;
configuring said composition engine, capable of compositing images, to not composite said decoded overlay images with said decoded video images;
concurrently transmitting to said display device capable of compositing images, a first stream comprising said decoded video images and a second stream comprising said composited overlay images;
at said display device:
receiving said first and second streams;
selectively performing image processing on said received decoded video images, without having composited said overlay images with said received video images, to form enhanced video images;
compositing, pixels from each of said composited overlay images with respective pixels from each of said enhanced video images to form output images for display at said display device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,100

VIDEO DATA DECODING METHOD AND VIDEO DATA DECODING APPARATUS

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for decoding video data comprising:receiving coded video data comprising video data and depth data corresponding to the video data;
acquiring motion data for inter-view prediction of a coding unit of the video data from the depth data;
performing inter-view prediction based on the motion data; and
reconstructing video data according to the video data comprising the coding unit and the depth data based on the inter-view prediction, the coding unit comprising at least one prediction block,
wherein the acquiring motion data for inter-view prediction of the coding unit comprises deriving the motion data for inter-view prediction of the coding unit based on a location and a size of the coding unit,
wherein the motion data for inter-view prediction of a prediction block of the video data is calculated using information derived from a depth map picture to which the coding unit refers, the information including the disparity of the maximum value of the depth values of a corresponding unit of the depth map picture to which the coding unit refers, and
wherein, in response to the coding unit comprising prediction blocks for which the inter-view predication is applied, the maximum value is shared in the prediction blocks for the motion data calculation of inter-view prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,368,097

APPARATUS, A METHOD AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CODING AND DECODING CHROMA COMPONENTS OF TEXTURE PICTURES FOR SAMPLE PREDICTION OF DEPTH PICTURES

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a depth view component map;
decoding one or both chroma components of a coded texture picture into one or two decoded chroma sample arrays;
obtaining a reference sample array on the basis of said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays by modifying said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays, said modifying comprising:
segmenting said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays, wherein said segmenting comprises creating a histogram of sample values of said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays;
replacing the sample values in each segment by a representative value of said each segment wherein the representative value is derived from comparing segments of the histogram sample values of said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays with sample values of one or more regions of the depth map and using the sample values of the depth region spatially overlapping a majority of samples of a chroma sample array segment as the values of respective samples in each segment; and
forming a decoded depth view component on the basis of said reference sample array.

US Pat. No. 10,368,043

PROJECTOR AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM THEREOF

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. A projector, comprising:an illumination system, comprising:
an excitation light source group, comprising at least one first light emitting element, wherein the first light emitting element is configured to provide a first beam;
a wavelength conversion element, having a reflective area and a wavelength conversion area, wherein the reflective area and the wavelength conversion area are configured to cut into a transmission path of the first beam by turns; and
a light combining element, disposed between the excitation light source group and the wavelength conversion element and having at least one first dichroic portion, at least one first reflective portion, and a first light combining surface facing the first light emitting element, wherein the first dichroic portion corresponds to a first quadrant of the first light combining surface and the first reflective portion corresponds to a third quadrant of the first light combining surface,
wherein the first beam is configured to penetrate through the first dichroic portion and to be transmitted to the wavelength conversion element,
wherein the reflective area is configured to reflect the first beam to the first reflective portion,
wherein the wavelength conversion area is configured to convert the first beam into an excited beam and reflect the excited beam to the light combining element,
wherein the first dichroic portion and the first reflective portion of the light combining element are configured to reflect the excited beam, and the first reflective portion of the light combining element is configured to reflect the first beam from the reflective area, so that the first beam and the excited beam constitute an illumination beam;
a light engine module, comprising a light valve, wherein the light valve is located on a transmission path of the illumination beam and is configured to convert the illumination beam into an image beam; and
a projection lens, located on a transmission path of the image beam, wherein the image beam becomes a projection beam after passing through the projection lens.

US Pat. No. 10,368,028

DETECTION OF AN ANALOG CONNECTION IN A VIDEO DECODER

STMicroelectronics (Alps)...

1. A video decoder comprising:a processing circuit configured to supply a composite digital video signal to a first analog output path and to provide a component digital video signal to a second analog output path;
wherein the second analog output path comprises first, second, and third analog output sub-paths, each of the first, second, and third analog output sub-paths comprising:
a digital to analog converter configured to receive a respective portion of the component digital video signal and to output a respective analog video signal;
an analog amplifier configured to receive and amplify the analog video signal;
an impedance matching circuit coupled to an output of the analog amplifier and configured to match impedance of a corresponding input terminal of a display device configured to display the output analog video signal;
a circuit configured to compare a voltage based on the amplified analog video signal to a reference signal and to generate a load connection detect signal based thereupon, the load connection detect signal indicating whether the video decoder is coupled to the display device; and
a voltage divider coupled between a node downstream of the impedance matching circuit and the circuit;
wherein the reference signal is a voltage of the analog video signal as output by the digital to analog converter; and
wherein the circuit is configured to generate the load connection detect signal as indicating that the video decoder is coupled to the display device where a voltage at a center tap of the voltage divider is less than the voltage of the reference signal, and to generate the load connection detect signal as indicating that the video decoder is not coupled to the display device where the voltage at the center tap of the voltage divider is more than the voltage of the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,943

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM WITH GROUP LOCATION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Telenav, Inc., Santa Cla...

1. An electronic system comprising:a communication unit configured to provide a conference bridge;
a storage unit, coupled to the communication unit, configured to store a sharing code for the conference bridge;
a control unit, coupled to the storage unit, configured to:
determine a security setting for the conference bridge;
display a location sharing session executed through the conference bridge including multiple devices, a destination address, and multiple travel routes,
change the sharing code based on the security setting when an unintended user joins the location sharing session including increasing a number of digits of the sharing code and notify the expected participants of the change to the sharing code; and
disconnect a connection of the unintended user from the conference bridge, by disconnecting a device of the unintended user from the location sharing session, based on the security setting including social network or social media settings.

US Pat. No. 10,367,931

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM OF COGNITIVE COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT FOR ENHANCING ABILITY AND EFFICIENCY OF USERS COMMUNICATING COMPREHENSION

FUVI COGNITIVE NETWORK CO...

1. A communication apparatus with cognitive and visual assistance, comprising:at least one communication interface configured to connect a user to at least one network to execute communication with at least one other user of at least one other communication apparatus;
at least one communication data capturer configured to capture communication data comprising visual and audio information obtained from the communication and further configured to capture synchronized cognitive and emotional data generated from the user during the communication with the at least one other user via the at least one other communication apparatus;
a memory configured to store the communication data and the synchronized cognitive and emotional data;
at least one communication data converter configured to convert the communication data and the synchronized cognitive and emotional data into a visual form comprising at least one of synchronized text, symbols, sketches, images, and animation; and
at least one display configured to display the visual form of the communication data and the synchronized cognitive and emotional data converted by the communication data converter.

US Pat. No. 10,367,926

HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR TERMINAL, TERMINAL AND MOBILE PHONE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A housing assembly for a terminal, comprising:a housing;
an antenna radiator, positioned at an outer face of the housing, and having a first orthographic projection region on the outer face; and
a ferrite, arranged on an inner face of the housing and having a second orthographic projection region on the outer face, and the first orthographic projection region being located in the second orthographic projection region,
wherein the housing defines a slot, the slot penetrates through two opposite lateral walls of the housing and is spaced apart from the antenna radiator, the slot is provided with a metal strip therein, and the metal strip is spaced apart from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,903

SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR MITIGATING ATTACKS FROM A HEADLESS BROWSER EXECUTING ON A CLIENT COMPUTER

Shape Security, Inc., Mo...

1. A method for improving security of a server computer interacting with a client computer, the method comprising:sending a set of one or more instructions to a browser at a client computer, wherein the set of one or more instructions define one or more checkpoints, wherein each checkpoint, when reached by the browser, generates telemetry data indicating the checkpoint was reached by the browser;
receiving a set of telemetry data from the browser at the client computer, the telemetry data indicating one or more particular checkpoints of the one or more checkpoints were reached by the browser;
determining, based on the telemetry data, which checkpoints of the one or more checkpoints were reached by the browser;
determining whether the browser is legitimate or illegitimate based on the one or more particular checkpoints reached by the browser.

US Pat. No. 10,367,902

MEDIA RESOURCE ADDRESS RESOLUTION AND ACQUISITION METHOD, SYSTEM, SERVER AND CLIENT TERMINAL

Guangzhou UCWeb Computer ...

1. A media resource address resolution method, comprising:sending an assist resolution request from a resolution server provided separately from a server hosting a target website to a client terminal, the assist resolution request including reference address information of a media resource on the target website and causing the client terminal to acquire webpage information of the media resource from the server hosting the target website according to the reference address information; and
receiving, by the resolution server, the webpage information of the media resource returned by the client terminal; and
resolving, at the resolution server, the received webpage information of the media resource to obtain a playback address of the media resource.

US Pat. No. 10,367,888

CLOUD PROCESS FOR RAPID DATA INVESTIGATION AND DATA INTEGRITY ANALYSIS

FAIR ISAAC CORPORATION, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving summary statistics computed by at least executing one or more analytical processes on a dataset stored in parts across a set of memory based compute nodes, each compute node finding partial statistics of a data part stored on the respective compute node, the partial statistics representative of a respective data part;
storing the summary statistics in a random access memory associated with a server computer, the random access memory being accessible by at least one of the compute nodes, the summary statistics being a combination of the partial statistics and representative of a full dataset;
identifying, for pre-model building data understanding, outlier data by comparing subsets of data in the dataset, the identified outlier data accessible to a predictive model;
generating a graphical representation of at least some summary statistics stored in the random access memory; and
formatting the graphical representation of at least some summary statistics for transmission to and display by one or more client computers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,887

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM AND DATA STORAGE METHOD THEREOF

ACCELSTOR LTD., Taipei (...

1. A data storage system, configured to be connected to at least one client, the data storage system comprising:a first server comprising a processor and memory, connected to a transmission line, the first server comprising:
a first data pool; and
a first controller, configured to operate in an active mode and an alone mode, wherein in the active mode, the first controller receives multiple pieces of to-be-stored data from the at least one client, and the first controller stores the pieces of to-be-stored data in the first data pool, and sends the pieces of to-be-stored data through the transmission line; and
a second server comprising a processor and memory, connected to the transmission line, wherein the second server is connected to the first server through the transmission line, and the second server comprises:
a second data pool; and
a second controller, configured to operate in the active mode and a rejection mode, wherein in the active mode, the second controller receives the pieces of to-be-stored data through the transmission line, and the second controller stores the pieces of to-be-stored data in the second data pool;
wherein when the second controller operates in the active mode, the second controller receives other pieces of to-be-stored data from the at least one client, and the second controller stores the other pieces of to-be-stored data in the second data pool, and sends the other pieces of to-be-stored data through the transmission line; and when the first controller operates in the active mode, the first controller receives the other pieces of to-be-stored data through the transmission line, and stores the other pieces of to-be-stored data in the first data pool;
wherein in the rejection mode, the second controller does not receive each piece of to-be-stored data sent by the at least one client, so that the first controller receives each piece of to-be-stored data in the alone mode, stores each piece of to-be-stored data in the first data pool, and the first controller does not send each piece of to-be-stored data through the transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,367,876

ENVIRONMENTALLY ADAPTIVE AND SEGREGATED MEDIA PIPELINE ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTIPLE STREAMING SESSIONS

AVAST SOFTWARE S.R.O., P...

1. A method for providing an adaptive media pipeline, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a connection request from an endpoint device;
in response to receiving the connection request, establishing, by the computing device, a remote desktop, a trusted mobile instance, and a delivery handler, wherein the trusted mobile instance is established within an isolation layer of the computing device and the delivery handler is established within a media pipeline service of the computing device, wherein the isolation layer is comprised of a group of one or more processes segregated from at least one process of the delivery handler, and wherein the group of processes of the isolation layer shares at least one computing resource of the computing device with the at least one process of the delivery handler;
retrieving, by the trusted mobile instance, media content of the remote desktop;
sharing, by the trusted mobile instance, the retrieved media content with the delivery handler using a shared memory buffer interconnected between the trusted mobile instance and the delivery handler;
determining, by the delivery handler, quality of service parameters, wherein said quality of service parameters comprise at least one of an encoding rate, an encoding format, a rendering or frame rate, and a screen resolution; and
providing, by the computing device via the delivery handler, the media content to the endpoint device in accordance with the quality of service parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,367,843

SECURING A NETWORK

PacketSled, Inc., Santa ...

1. An apparatus comprising a non-volatile machine-readable medium storing a program having instructions which when executed by a processor will cause the processor to enhance security of a data network, the instructions of the program for:decomposing a stream of flow objects from a plurality of sensors coupled to the data network into components that are at least one of (a) oscillating, (b) exponentially growing, (c) exponentially decaying, (d) mean, and (e) stochastic;
sorting the components into categories including at least normal, anomalous known and anomalous unknown, wherein the normal category is indicative of normal behavior in the corresponding flow objects, the anomalous known category is indicative of anomalous behavior in the corresponding flow objects having a known cause, and the anomalous unknown category is indicative of anomalous behavior in the corresponding flow objects having an unknown cause; and
allowing network activity associated with normal behavior, and interdicting network activity associated with anomalous known behavior or anomalous unknown behavior;
wherein the flow objects each comprises a single alphanumeric value or a set of alphanumeric values mathematically processed from raw data collected from the plurality of sensors over time;
wherein the stream of flow objects consists of a finite dimensional nonlinear system;
wherein decomposing the stream of flow objects comprises transforming the finite dimensional nonlinear system to an infinite linear set.

US Pat. No. 10,367,836

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING ABNORMAL STATE OF BEACON DEVICE IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORK AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD

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

7. A service device for providing service information corresponding to beacon identification information to a plurality of user terminal devices through a communication network, the service device comprising:a communicator configured to:
communicate with a beacon device and the user terminal device, respectively; and
collect information regarding service traffic of the beacon device;
a processor configured to:
collect statistical data regarding the service traffic of the beacon device in a normal state;
monitor service traffic generated between the service device and the plurality of user terminal devices;
determine a state of the beacon device corresponding to the beacon identification information based on a variation of an amount of service traffic, wherein the beacon identification information is assigned to each beacon device;
receive, from the user terminal device, a service request based on the beacon identification information;
identify the service information stored in a memory that is corresponding to the beacon identification information; and
transmit, to the user terminal device, the identified service information corresponding to the beacon identification information; and
the memory configured to:
store the service information corresponding to the beacon identification information; and
store an average amount of the service traffic of the beacon device in the normal state based on the collected statistical data, wherein
the communicator is further configured to periodically receive, from the beacon device, a state check message; and
the processor is further configured to:
determine whether the service traffic of the beacon device is valid based on the received state check message; and
control the beacon device such that the beacon device changes channels.

US Pat. No. 10,367,834

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING INTRUSION PREVENTION

CloudPassage, Inc., San ...

1. A computer system comprising:one or more processing units;
memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, the one more programs comprising:
instructions for receiving data collected at one or more remote computing assets;
instructions for obtaining a plurality of workflow templates, wherein each respective workflow template in the plurality of workflow templates corresponds to a different threat vector in a plurality of threat vectors and wherein each respective workflow template in the plurality of workflow templates comprises: (i) a trigger definition, (ii) an authorization token, and (iii) an enumerated countermeasure responsive to the corresponding threat vector; and
instructions for identifying an active threat by comparing the data collected at the one or more remote computing assets against the trigger definition of respective workflow templates in the plurality of workflow templates, wherein, when a match between the data collected at the one or more remote computing assets and a specific trigger definition of a corresponding specific workflow template is identified, an active threat is deemed to be identified, and the instructions for identifying further comprise:
(A) enacting the authorization token of the corresponding workflow template, wherein the enacting comprises:
(a) obtaining authorization from a first authorization contact associated with the corresponding workflow template, the obtaining (a) comprising (i) pushing an alert regarding the corresponding workflow template through a first established trust channel to a first remote device associated with the first authorization contact without user intervention by the first authorization contact, wherein the first remote device is other than the one or more remote computing assets, and (ii) receiving a first indication to proceed from the first authorization contact, and
(b) obtaining authorization from a second authorization contact associated with the corresponding workflow template, by a method comprising (i) pushing the alert regarding the corresponding workflow template through a second established trust channel to a second remote device associated with the second authorization contact without user intervention by the second authorization contact, wherein the second remote device is other than the one or more remote computing assets and wherein the second remote device is other than the first remote device, and (ii) receiving a second indication to proceed from the second authorization contact,
(c) pushing the alert to a plurality of authorization contacts, wherein the plurality of authorization contacts consists of three of more authorization contacts and includes the first and the second authorization contacts,
(B) responsive to satisfactory completion of authorization protocol, wherein satisfaction of the authorization protocol requires receiving an indication to proceed from more than a predetermined number of authorization contacts in the plurality of authorization contacts, including the first and the second indication to proceed, wherein the predetermined number of authorization contacts is less than the number of authorization contacts in the plurality of authorization contacts, executing the enumerated countermeasure of the corresponding workflow template, and
(C) originating or maintaining the established first trust channel by:
receiving a request from a security control module running within an operating system on the first remote device, wherein the request includes a policy identifier that identifies a security policy,
generating a unique agent identity token, which includes a cryptographic key,
transmitting the unique agent identity token to the security control module,
selecting a set of commands according to the identified security policy, based on (i) a current state of the operating system, (ii) a current state of the security control module, and, optionally (iii) a current state of one or more applications running in the operating system on the first remote device,
placing the set of commands in a command queue for retrieval and execution by the first remote device,
receiving data from the first remote device responsive to execution of the set of commands on the first remote device, and
using the data to originate or maintain the first established trust channel with the first remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,808

CONTEXTUAL AND TIME SENSITIVE OUT OF BAND TRANSACTIONAL SIGNING

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

1. A system, comprising:a processor that executes the following computer executable components stored in a memory:
a machine learning and reasoning component that employs automated learning and reasoning procedures in connection with determining a level of actions to complete an authentication;
a security manager component that transmits the determined level of actions in response to an indication of a transaction attempt, wherein the indication is received over a first communications channel and at least one of the actions of the level of actions are transmitted over a second communications channel different from the first communications channel, wherein the different communication channels are channels between a same communication pair; and
an authorization manager component that analyzes a reply to the determined level of actions and selectively allows the transaction based on the analysis, wherein the analysis makes use of the machine learning and reasoning component in connection with determining whether a user device may be authenticated for the transaction attempt.

US Pat. No. 10,367,798

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Nettoken Limited, London...

1. A contactless communications device comprising:one or more near-field communication (NFC) chips each configured to store information and be read by a corresponding NFC reader; and
a selection means, provided on the contactless communications device, for selectively activating one or more of said chips, the selection means being movable relative to the one or more NFC chips to an activation position aligned with a location of one of said NFC chips from which information is desired to be read, and also to one or more other authentication positions to authenticate the device to enable said information to be read when said selection device is placed in said activation position;
wherein, in use, a said NFC reader can read information from one or more of said chips only when selected and activated and when in NFC reading range, and the communications device is configured to permit data to be read from one or more of said chips only when an authentication is performed utilising the selection means in range of a said NFC chip reader, wherein the authentication comprises determining that detecting a position of the selection means has been moved to one or more predefined authentication positions relative to the one or more NFC chips.

US Pat. No. 10,367,766

INTERMEDIARY DEVICE FOR DATA MESSAGE NETWORK ROUTING

TEN DIGIT COMMUNICATIONS ...

1. An intermediary device to route data messages in a contact center environment, comprising:an intermediary device disposed in a data communication path between an electronic communications network and a client computing device, the intermediary device including at least one of a lobby assignment mechanism, a session storage unit, a default lobby construct, and a destination lobby construct, the default lobby construct and the destination lobby construct each constructed to include a plurality of data messages for sessions between contact center agent computing devices and client computing devices;
the intermediary device disposed to receive, via the electronic communications network, a first data message, the first data message having a characteristic;
the lobby assignment mechanism to assign the first data message to the default lobby construct;
the lobby assignment mechanism to obtain, from a contact center agent computing device, an indication of transfer of the first data message to the destination lobby construct that is a different lobby construct than the default lobby construct, the indication of the transfer identifying the first data message;
the lobby assignment mechanism to link, responsive to the indication of the transfer of the first data message to the destination lobby construct, the first data message with the destination lobby construct based on the characteristic of the first data message;
the intermediary device disposed to receive, via the electronic communications network, a second data message having a characteristic;
the intermediary device to identify a correlation between the first data message and the second data message based on the characteristic of the first data message and the characteristic of the second data message; and
the lobby assignment mechanism to bypass the default lobby construct to assign the second data message to the destination lobby construct based on the identification of the correlation between the second data message and the first data message assigned to destination lobby construct.

US Pat. No. 10,367,737

ROUTING METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS

SITTING MAN, LLC, Raleig...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer instructions that; when executed by one or more processors of a first node in a network where the network further includes a previous node configured to utilize, for forwarding data toward the first node, a previous path segment identifier that identifies one of a particular network interface of the first node or a particular network interface of a particular node that relays the data forwarded by the previous node; cause the first node to:generate a first data structure identifying a mapping of a first path segment identifier to a first network interface that is included in the first node or that is included in a hop including an additional node reachable from the first node, where the first path segment identifier identifies a first path segment that is selected from a plurality of path segments based on at least one of a policy, a metric, or a routing table;
receive an incoming data packet with the data, and with a header including incoming network path information that includes the first path segment identifier as an active identifier in the incoming path information;
identify a second path segment identifier as the active identifier rather than the first path identifier in outgoing network path information for a header of an outgoing data packet, the outgoing data packet including the data; and
forward the outgoing data packet via the first network interface that is identified based on the first path segment identifier utilizing the mapping, wherein the second path segment identifier in the outgoing network path information identifies a second network interface of a different node in the network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,687

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISIONING SETTINGS OF A MEDIA PLAYBACK DEVICE

SPOTIFY AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A method for customizing a personal media streaming appliance, the method comprising:receiving, at a media delivery system, a user account identifier associated with a user media streaming account;
receiving, at the media delivery system, an appliance identifier associated with the personal media streaming appliance;
linking the user account identifier with the appliance identifier;
assigning one or more media contexts with settings of the personal media streaming appliance, wherein at least one of the settings is associated with a preset button on the personal media streaming appliance;
receiving, at the media delivery system from the personal media streaming appliance, a preset signal, the preset signal comprising at least a preset button identifier and the user account identifier;
retrieving, at the media delivery system, media content matching a media context assigned to the setting associated with the preset button corresponding to the preset button identifier; and
communicating the media content to the personal media streaming appliance for playback.

US Pat. No. 10,367,679

OPTIMIZING DATA MIGRATION PROCESSES

SKYKICK, INC., Seattle, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a migration assistant being executed on a source system, an identifier that identifies a migration project for migrating documents from the source system to a destination system;
facilitating establishing, using the identifier, a communication link with the migration assistant;
sending, to the migration assistant, an instruction to collect metadata from a source document server of the source system, the metadata corresponding to documents stored on the source document server;
receiving, from the migration assistant over the communication link, the metadata collected by the migration assistant according to the instruction;
generating one or more commands based on the metadata, the one or more commands specifying changes to be made for the source system as part of the migration project;
sending, to the migration assistant over the communication link, the one or more commands for the migration project; and
receiving, from the migration assistant over the communication link, a confirmation that the specified changes have been implemented according to the one or more commands.

US Pat. No. 10,367,574

GROUND NETWORK WITH ACCESS NODE CLUSTERS FOR END-TO-END BEAMFORMING

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A system for providing a communication service to user terminals geographically distributed over a user coverage area via an end-to-end relay comprising multiple receive/transmit signal paths, comprising:means for generating a forward beam weight matrix for end-to-end beamforming of transmissions from a set of access nodes to multiple forward user beam coverage areas of the user coverage area via the end-to-end relay, the set of access nodes comprising access nodes of at least one of a plurality of access node clusters, wherein each of the plurality of access node clusters comprises a plurality of access nodes at geographically distributed locations within a corresponding one of a plurality of access node areas;
means for generating, based on multiple forward beam signals comprising forward user data streams for transmission to a plurality of the user terminals grouped by the multiple forward user beam coverage areas, respective access node-specific forward signals for transmission from the set of access nodes to the multiple forward user beam coverage areas via the end-to-end relay, each of the respective access node-specific forward signals comprising a composite of at least a subset of the forward beam signals weighted by respective forward beamforming weights of the forward beam weight matrix; and
means for transmitting respective forward uplink signals from the set of access nodes based on the respective access node-specific forward signals, wherein the respective forward uplink signals are pre-corrected to compensate for respective path delays and phase shifts between the geographically distributed locations and the end-to-end relay.

US Pat. No. 10,367,547

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR POWER CONSUMPTION CONTROL IN POWERLINE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS

MAXLINEAR ASIA SINGAPORE ...

1. A system comprising:a coupler that connects the system to a power line;
an analog front end (AFE) for handling communications over the power line via the coupler; and
a processor for controlling power consumption of the analog front end (AFE);
wherein:
the processor:
determines information regarding one or more control parameters of the analog front end (AFE), the information relating to powerline communications (PLC) over the power line; and
based on the information, sets or adjusts the one or more control parameters of the analog front end (AFE), to control power consumption of the analog front end (AFE) during the powerline communications (PLC) over the power line, wherein the processor sets the one or more control parameters of the analog front end (AFE) to ensure that noise and distortion caused by the analog front end (AFE) are adapted to noise from the PLC over the power line; and
the analog front end (AFE) transmits or receives data over the power line using the powerline communications (PLC), based on the one or more control parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,367,514

PASSIVE PHASED INJECTION LOCKED CIRCUIT

Circuit Seed, LLC, Newpo...

1. A passive phased injection locked circuit comprising:first and second transmission lines, said first transmission line comprises a plurality of current-starved inverters, and said second transmission line comprises a corresponding number of current-starved inverters to said first transmission line;
each of said first and second transmission lines comprising
1) an input and an output; and
2) said current-starved inverters connected electrically in series between said input and said output, each of said current-starved inverters being operative to delay said phase of AC signal applied to said input;
wherein an output of one of said current-starved inverters in said first or second transmission line is capacitively coupled to said input of said next higher corresponding one of said current-starved inverters in said other transmission line to form a network between said first and second transmission lines, said network being operative to advance said phases of said applied AC signal in concert along said transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,367,502

ISOLATION DEVICE WITH HALF DUPLEX CHANNEL

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An isolation device comprising:a first circuitry having at least a first emitter and a first detector;
a second circuitry having at least a dual-purpose component;
an isolation material configured to electrically isolate the first circuitry from the second circuitry; and
a switching circuitry adapted to connect the dual-purpose component to emit a first signal for detection by the first detector in a first configuration, and to receive a second signal from the first emitter in a second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,367,498

THERMALLY CONTROLLED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKN...

1. An electronic device comprising:at least one electronic component,
a heat-sink element,
a gradient heat-flux sensor based on thermoelectric anisotropy and adapted to conduct heat generated by the electronic component and to generate an electrical control signal proportional to a heat-flux through the gradient heat-flux sensor, and
a controller responsive to the electrical control signal and adapted to manage electrical current of the electronic component at least partly on the basis of the electrical control signal,
wherein the gradient heat-flux sensor (102) constitutes at least a part of a heat conduction path from a heat generating portion of the electronic component to the heat-sink element, and
wherein the gradient heat-flux sensor comprises at least two sensor elements placed side by side so as to achieve a situation in which disturbance voltages induced by a changing magnetic flux to the sensor elements are substantially same and electrically connected in series so that the disturbance voltages induced by the changing magnetic flux to the sensor elements are adapted to cancel each other at least partly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,421

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRID-CONNECTED CONVERTER SYNCHRONIZATION FAULT PREVENTION WITH RECOVERY

Emirates Steel Industries...

1. A method of controlling a power converter coupled to one of a motor drive inverter and a grid-tie inverter within an electric grid, the method comprising:operating the power converter in a first PLL control mode that establishes a state of synchronization with the electric grid;
detecting, by a dip detector circuit, a grid disturbance voltage dip event;
switching from the first PLL control mode to a second PLL control mode of operation of the power converter; and
reverting to operation in the first PLL control mode upon re-establishing the state of synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,367,410

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING POWER SYSTEM ELEMENT PARAMETERS AND POWER CORRECTION FACTOR

Yushan Hao, Hebei (CN)

1. A method for identifying an element parameter and a power correction factor of an electric power system, wherein the method is performed by a processor configured with instructions and comprises the following steps:S1: inputting, by the processor configured with the instructions, an active power telemetering steady state value P, a reactive power telemetering steady state value Q, and a voltage telemetering steady state value Û of a power grid with n elements, comprising:
if n=1, inputting an active power telemetering steady state value Pc, a reactive power telemetering steady state value Qc, and a voltage telemetering state value Ûc corresponding to the element;
if n>1, inputting an active power telemetering steady state value Pc, a reactive power telemetering steady state value Qc, and a voltage telemetering steady state value Ûc corresponding to each element, and inputting an active power telemetering steady state value Pi and a reactive power telemetering steady state value Qi injected to a power grid node, where i=1, 2, . . . , N, and N is the number of the power grid nodes;
S2: establishing, by the processor configured with the instructions, a power correction equation P+jQ=P+jQ+G(?,P,Q) for a telemetering power, where G(?,P,Q) is a power correction function regarding P and Q, ? is a power correction factor, P is an active power telemetering correction value and Q is a reactive power telemetering correction value;
S3: establishing, by the processor configured with the instructions, a power voltage equation F(Y,P,Q,Û)=0, where Y is an admittance matrix related to said n elements; if n=1, said power voltage equation comprises a power voltage equation of an element; if n>1, said power voltage equation comprises a power voltage equation of an element and a power voltage equation of the power grid node;
S4: setting, by the processor configured with the instructions, F(Y,P,Q,Û)=?, J=?T·?, where ?T is a transposed vector of ?; establishing simultaneous equations with P+jQ=P+jQ+G(?,P,Q), minimizing J and determining Y and ?;
S5: restoring, by the processor configured with the instructions, element parameters including resistance R, reactance X and susceptance B from Y;
S6: outputting, by the processor configured with the instructions, the element parameters R,X,B and the power correction factor ?.

US Pat. No. 10,367,347

ARC FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER

Leviton Manufacturing Com...

1. A circuit interrupter, comprising:a first conductive path and a second conductive path;
a first arc fault detection circuit including a low frequency sensor, wherein the first conductive path passes through the low frequency sensor, the low frequency sensor including a first coil;
a second arc fault detection circuit including a high frequency sensor wherein the first and second conductive paths pass through the high frequency sensor and the high frequency sensor is configured to sense a difference in magnitude of currents respectively flowing in the first and second conductive paths, the high frequency sensor including a second coil and a third coil; and
a test block configured to perform a test of the high frequency sensor, the test block including:
a current supply configured to provide flow of a test current through the third coil;
a measuring circuit configured to measure a current flowing through the second coil;
logic configured to determine, based on the current flowing through the second coil, that the test current was detected by the second coil; and
an indicator configured to indicate a result of the test.

US Pat. No. 10,367,310

CONNECTOR, MATCHED CONNECTOR AND CONNECTING ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics Technolo...

1. A connector, comprising:a body comprising a terminal fixing portion which is provided with a plurality of terminal accommodating cavities in a penetrating mode;
connecting terminals accommodated in the terminal accommodating cavities, wherein the connecting terminals extend out of the terminal accommodating cavities in an extension direction from the front end of the terminal fixing portion; and
separators arranged on the body and positioned between the adjacent terminal accommodating cavities, wherein the separators extend reversely in the extension direction of the terminal accommodating cavities to separate the connecting terminals on two sides of each separator;
wherein lengths of the connecting terminals extending out of the terminal accommodating cavities are smaller than extension lengths of the adjacent separators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,295

CLAMPING MECHANISM FOR INDUSTRIAL INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE

MOXA INC., New Taipei (T...

1. A clamping mechanism for an industrial input/output device, comprising:a shell member, comprising a sliding track disposed at a top side thereof and a mechanism assembly receiving space formed at a rear side thereof, and the sliding track comprising a first sliding track end and a second sliding track end;
an operating link comprising a pivot pin, a rod sliding slot, a first operating part and a second operating part, and slidably and rotatably disposed on the sliding track through the pivot pin, wherein the first operating part and the second operating part are exposed out of the shell member, and the rod sliding slot comprises a first sliding slot end and a second sliding slot end;
a first clamping rod disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a first driving part, an elastic element mounting part, a first clamping part and a second driving part, and wherein the first driving part is disposed in the rod sliding slot and slidable relative to the rod sliding slot, and a part of the first clamping part is exposed out of the shell member;
an elastic element secured in the mechanism assembly receiving space through the elastic element mounting part;
a rotary rod pivotally disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a first rotary driving part and a second rotary driving part, wherein the second driving part is assembled with the first rotary driving part; and
a second clamping rod disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a third driving part and a second clamping part, wherein the third driving part is assembled with the second rotary driving part, and a part of the second clamping part is exposed out of the shell member.

US Pat. No. 10,367,286

TRANSCEIVER MODULE WITH FLEX CIRCUIT

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A transceiver assembly for transmitting and receiving electrical signals comprising:a transceiver housing having a first end having a pluggable connector and an opposite second end having a passage in communication with a printed circuit board mounted in the housing,
a peripheral connector having a housing for enclosing a printed circuit board and a first end and an opposite second end, the second end having a receptacle opening for receiving a plug, the receptacle including one of an RJ-45 receptacle, an MPO receptacle and an LC receptacle,
a flex circuit disposed between the first end of the peripheral connector and the second end of the transceiver housing, the peripheral connector capable of being displaced with respect to the transceiver housing via the flex circuit, the flex circuit capable of deflection along an X-axis and Y-axis; and
the housing having an anti-deflection member for restricting deflection of the flex circuit along the Y-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,243

MINIATURE LTCC COUPLED STRIPLINE RESONATOR FILTERS FOR DIGITAL RECEIVERS

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A low temperature co-fired ceramic stripline resonator filter comprising:a first layer configured as a ground layer comprising a metal;
a second layer comprising a dielectric material;
a third layer configured as a conductor layer comprising the metal and the dielectric material, the metal comprising a plurality of resonators comprising a first half of a stripline resonator pair arranged with an interdigital topology;
a fourth layer comprising the dielectric material;
a fifth layer configured as a conductor layer comprising the metal and the dielectric material, the metal comprising a plurality of resonators comprising a second half of the stripline resonator pair arranged with an interdigital topology;
a sixth layer comprising the dielectric material;
a seventh layer configured as a ground layer comprising the metal;
wherein the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh layers are assembled to form the stripline filter having a width, a length, a thickness, a first end and a second end, and a first side and a second side;
a narrowband filter transformer loading structure launches an input and an output to a first and a second resonator of the stripline resonator pair, respectively;
a plurality of perimeter through plated vias being spaced apart along the length of the first side and along the length of the second side of the stripline filter and extending through the stripline filter from the first layer to the seventh layer creating a series of electric walls to contain electromagnetic fields inside the stripline filter; and
a plurality of through plated vias located between adjacent resonators of the stripline resonator pair and extending through the stripline filter from the first layer to the seventh layer to create a series of further electric walls thereby reducing the coupling between the adjacent resonators thereby forming a narrowband filter with a bandwidth of about 0.3 GHz to less than 1 GHz.

US Pat. No. 10,367,231

MAGNESIUM-CONTAINING ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION

FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemic...

1. An electrolytic solution for a magnesium battery comprising a mixture of a compound represented by the following general formula (I), a Lewis acid and a solvent:wherein Y represents a carbon atom or a silicon atom, X represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom, R1 represents an aryl group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms, which may have a halogeno group, an alkyl group, a halogenoalkyl group or an alkoxy group, as a substituent, R2 and R3 each independently represent a magnesium chloride oxy group (—OMgCl); a magnesium bromide oxy group (—OMgBr); an alkenyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, which may have a halogeno group or an alkoxy group, as a substituent; or an aryl group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms, which may have a halogeno group, an alkyl group, a halogenoalkyl group or an alkoxy group, as a substituent.

US Pat. No. 10,367,178

TAMPER PROOF BATTERY ENCLOSURE

Sky Medical Technology Lt...

1. An electronic device comprising:a plastic casing defining an interior and an exterior, the interior defining a cavity housing a printed circuit board, an electrical cell, and a metal retaining clip for retaining said electrical cell in electrical contact with the printed circuit board, the casing including an integral cover which is configured to permit access to the interior of the casing;
wherein the integral cover is formed as part of the casing, and the cover is a portion of the casing, and the casing includes portions which are configured to be weaker relative to the cover, said portions joining the cover to a remainder of the casing, such that said portions may be broken by the application of sufficient force, to allow at least a part of the cover to be separated from the remainder of the casing, thereby creating an aperture permitting access to the interior of the casing;
and wherein the retaining clip separates the electrical cell from the cover, and the retaining clip is larger than the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,367,126

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

XIAMEN SANAN OPTOELECTRON...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a base including insulating parts and at least two metal blocks;
at least two light-emitting diode (LED) chips over the base; wherein each LED chip is configured over one of the at least two metal blocks that is associated with the each LED chip;
a water-soluble paste between the each LED chip and the associated metal block configured to fix the each LED chip and to conduct heat; and
a packaging glue covering the each LED chip;
wherein:
a bottom of the each LED chip, the water-soluble paste, and the associated metal block form an all-metal thermal conducting path;
a lower surface of the associated metal block is larger than an upper surface of the associated metal block to facilitate heat dissipation;
the upper surface of the associated metal block is larger than the bottom of the each LED chip and the water-soluble paste such that the entire bottom of the each LED is configured to dissipate heat to the upper surface of the associated metal block;
the upper and lower surfaces of the associated metal block are flat to reduce a package size; and
a side of the each LED chip distal from the base has a first electrode and a second electrode; neither of the first and second electrodes is directly connected to the associated metal block, but instead one of the first and second electrodes is connected by wiring to a neighboring metal block, over which another light-emitting element is configured, thereby increasing wire bonding space.

US Pat. No. 10,367,091

SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHING ELEMENT

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A switching element comprising:a semiconductor substrate on an upper surface of which a trench is provided;
a gate insulation layer covering an inner surface of the trench; and
a gate electrode arranged in the trench and insulated from the semiconductor substrate by the gate insulation layer;
wherein the semiconductor substrate comprises:
a first conductivity type first semiconductor region being in contact with the gate insulation layer;
a second conductivity type body region being in contact with the gate insulation layer on a lower side of the first semiconductor region;
a second conductivity type bottom region being in contact with the gate insulation layer at a bottom surface of the trench; and
a first conductivity type second semiconductor region extending from a position being in contact with a lower surface of the body region to a position being in contact with a lower surface of the bottom region, being in contact with the gate insulation layer on a lower side of the body region, and separated from the first semiconductor region by the body region;
the bottom region comprises:
a first bottom region being in contact with the gate insulation layer in a first range of the bottom surface that is positioned at an end in a long direction of the trench, and extending from the bottom surface to a first position lower than the bottom surface; and
a second bottom region being in contact with the gate insulation layer in a second range of the bottom surface that is adjacent to the first range, and extending from the bottom surface to a second position lower than the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,037

PIXEL STRUCTURE OF OLED DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A pixel structure of an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel, comprising:a pixel region comprising a plurality of sub-pixel regions arranged in sequence, wherein at least two adjacent sub-pixel regions define a sub-pixel region group, and wherein at least two sub-pixel regions are disposed integrally in the sub-pixel region group;
at least two anode conductive layers disposed in the sub-pixel regions respectively, the anode conductive layers in the sub-pixel region group separated from each other;
a plurality of pixel units, each of the pixel units comprising a plurality of sub-pixels and disposed in the pixel region, each of the sub-pixels disposed in one of the sub-pixel regions, the sub-pixels formed integrally and having a same color in the sub-pixel region group; and
a cathode conductive layer electrically connected to the anode conductive layers to control the pixel units;
the sub-pixel region group comprising four half-sub-pixel regions, any one of the four half-sub-pixel regions adjacent to two of the four half-sub-pixel regions;
the pixel unit comprising:
a hole injection layer formed by injecting a hole material into the sub-pixel region group, the hole injection layer located on the anode conductive layer;
a luminous layer formed by injecting a luminous material into the sub-pixel region group, the luminous layer located on the hole injection layer; and
an electron injection layer formed by injecting an electron material into the sub-pixel region group and located on the luminous layer; wherein the cathode conductive layer is located on the electron injection layer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,979

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. An electrostatic discharge protection circuit, comprising:a series connection of a pull-up resistor and a trigger device, connecting a first and a second supply terminal;
a coupling device
comprising an operational amplifier coupled with its input side to the series connection,
being connected between the first and the second supply terminal, and
further being connected to the series connection so as to generate at an output a compensation voltage depending on a discharge voltage; and
a discharge device for discharging current from an electrostatic discharge event, connected between the first and second supply terminal and connected to the output of the coupling device, and operating in response to the compensation voltage,
wherein the operational amplifier is connected as a comparator having a first input and a second input, and further connected to a driver circuit operable to generate the compensation voltage, and
wherein the coupling device is operable to:
measure, using the operational amplifier, a detection voltage across the first input and the second input, the detection voltage corresponding to a voltage drop over the trigger device or the pull-up resistor, and
generate and adjust, using the driver circuit, the compensation voltage based on the measured detection voltage, such that a clamp voltage across the discharge device is equal to or lower than a trigger voltage of the trigger device.

US Pat. No. 10,366,962

THREE DIMENSIONAL DEVICE INTEGRATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED DEVICE

Invensas Bonding Technolo...

1. An integration method, comprising:preparing a first element having a first layer of bondable material for direct bonding;
preparing a second element for direct bonding;
polishing the first layer of bondable material;
bringing into direct contact the first layer of bondable material with the second element after polishing the first layer of bondable material;
directly bonding the first layer of bondable material to the second element with a covalent bond at room temperature; and
after the bonding, removing a portion of the first element by one of polishing and grinding to leave a remaining portion of the first element.

US Pat. No. 10,366,956

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an integrated circuit;
at least one outer seal ring surrounding the integrated circuit, wherein the at least one outer seal ring comprises a plurality of metal layers in a stacked configuration, and the plurality of the metal layers are closed loops;
a dielectric layer having first and second portions; and
at least one inner seal ring disposed between the at least one outer seal ring and the integrated circuit and separated from the at least one outer seal ring, wherein the at least one inner seal ring comprises a plurality of metal layers in a stacked configuration along a first direction and has first and second seal portions separated from each other by the first portion of the dielectric layer along a second direction transverse to the first direction and third and fourth seal portions spaced apart from the first and second seal portions, separated from each other by the second portion of the dielectric layer, and in the same layer as the first and second seal portions.

US Pat. No. 10,366,937

COOLING DEVICE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COOLING DEVICE AND POWER CIRCUIT

CPT Group GmbH, Hannover...

1. A method for producing a cooling device, the method comprising:stacking aluminum sheets to form an aluminum heat sink, at least one of the aluminum sheets having cutouts for forming a cooling channel;
connecting the stacked aluminum sheets to one another to form the aluminum heat sink; and
arranging a solder mediation layer on at least one of the aluminum sheets, which forms an outer side of the aluminum heat sink, either by direct cohesive application on at least one of the aluminum sheets before or after the steps of stacking and connecting, or by soldering, wherein a soldering compound is situated between the solder mediation layer and the aluminum sheet, wherein the soldering compound situated between the solder mediation layer and the aluminum sheet is melted by the heating in order to form a solder layer between the solder mediation layer and the aluminum heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,366,899

METHOD OF DETECTING A CONDITION

SPTS Technologies Limited...

1. A control method of a plasma dicing process, comprising the steps of:providing a non-metallic substrate having a plurality of designated dicing lanes;
plasma etching through the substrate along the dicing lanes;
during the plasma etching, monitoring emission of infrared radiation by at least a portion of the dicing lanes of the substrate to detect an increase in infrared radiation due to emission of infrared radiation by the dicing lanes; and
determining, prior to singulation of the substrate along the dicing lanes, that a condition associated with a final phase of the plasma dicing process exists when the increase in the infrared radiation has been detected.

US Pat. No. 10,366,874

GAS DISCHARGE LAMP AND SPOTLIGHT SYSTEM COMPRISING GAS DISCHARGE LAMP

1. A gas discharge lamp comprising a cylindrical outer bulb providing an enclosure in which a burner including two electrodes each having an electrode connection is arranged, wherein the cylindrical outer bulb hermetically seals the enclosure against the outside and the cylindrical outer bulb is made from doped quartz glass containing samarium.

US Pat. No. 10,366,861

HIGH VOLTAGE FEEDTHROUGH ASSEMBLY, TIME-RESOLVED TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE AND METHOD OF ELECTRODE MANIPULATION IN A VACUUM ENVIRONMENT

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft z...

1. High voltage feedthrough assembly, which is configured for providing an electric potential in a vacuum environment within an electron diffraction or imaging apparatus, comprising:a flange connector being adapted for a connection with a column of the electron diffraction or imaging apparatus vacuum vessel, wherein the flange connector has an inner side facing into the vacuum vessel and an outer side facing to an environment of the vacuum vessel,
a vacuum-tight electrical insulator tube having a longitudinal extension with a first end facing to the flange connector and a second end being adapted for projecting into the vacuum vessel,
a flexible tube connector being adapted for a vacuum-tight coupling of the insulator tube with the flange connector, an interior of said flexible tube connector exposed to the environment of the vacuum vessel,
a manipulator device connected with the insulator tube, wherein the manipulator device is adapted for adjusting a geometrical arrangement of the insulator tube relative to the flange connector, and
an electrode device coupled to the second end of the insulator tube, wherein the electrode device has a front electrode outside the insulator tube and facing to the vacuum vessel and a cable mount inside the insulator tube for receiving a high-voltage cable, wherein
the front electrode can be positioned within the vacuum vessel relative to a counter-electrode anode, fixed within the vacuum vessel, by adjusting the geometrical arrangement of the insulator tube relative to the flange connector using the manipulator device, wherein the manipulator device is capable of varying and subsequently maintaining a distance between the front electrode and the counter-electrode anode, wherein
the front electrode includes a photo-cathode or a field emitter tip, being included in the electrode device and exposed to the vacuum vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,366,835

PLATED TERMINATIONS

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A method of electrically connecting a plurality of interior plates of a multilayer ceramic capacitor having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and additional exterior surfaces, the plurality of interior plates including each of a plurality of electrode layers and a plurality of anchor tabs, edges of at least some of the plurality of the interior plates being exposed upon at least a portion of the first surface of the ceramic capacitor, and where edges of at least some of the plurality of interior plates are also exposed upon at least a portion of the second surface of the capacitor, the method comprising:electrolessly plating a first layer of electrically-conductive first metal directly onto the first surface including where the edges of the plurality of interior plates are exposed upon the first surface, the first layer of electrically-conductive first metal on the first surface electrically connecting the edges of the plurality of interior plates that are exposed upon the first surface; and
concurrently electrolessly plating a first layer of electrically-conductive first metal directly onto the second surface including where the edges of the plates are exposed upon the second surface, the first layer of electrically-conductive first metal on the second surface electrically connecting the edges of the plurality of interior plates that are exposed upon the second surface,
wherein each of the first layer of electrically-conductive first metal on the first surface and the first layer of electrically-conductive first metal on the second surface is not deposited on any of the additional surfaces which meet the first surface, and
wherein the distance between adjacent exposed edges of adjacent plates in a column is not greater than about ten microns.

US Pat. No. 10,366,817

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PASSIVE COOLING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

General Electric Company,...

1. An electronic device assembly comprising:a heat dissipation member; and
a dielectric two-phase heat transfer device comprising:
an evaporator region coupled in thermal communication with a hot region of a heat producing component; and
a condenser region coupled in thermal communication with said heat dissipation member, said dielectric two-phase heat transfer device fabricated from a dielectric material,
wherein the heat producing component comprises a secondary winding portion of a transformer assembly, the secondary winding portion further comprising:
an upper conductive secondary turn; and
a lower conductive secondary turn,
wherein the dielectric two-phase heat transfer device extends about 180 degrees around the upper conductive secondary turn and the lower conductive secondary turn opposite a plurality of leads.

US Pat. No. 10,366,576

TABLE GAME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH PERFORMANCE METRICS

ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., ...

1. A table game system comprising:a card shoe including:
a card accommodating section that accommodates a set of cards formed by a plurality of decks of playing cards;
an opening through which the cards of the set are drawn one by one from the card accommodating section onto a game table;
a card sensor that senses that one of the cards is drawn and outputs a signal;
a card reading section that reads at least a rank of the drawn card;
a win/loss evaluating section that performs a win/loss evaluation of a card game based on information on the rank of the card read by the card reading section;
a win/loss evaluation result output section that outputs a result of the win/loss evaluation performed by the win/loss evaluating section; and
a result output start control section that controls start of the win/loss evaluation result output performed by the win/loss evaluation result output section; and
a management control section that:
includes an error sensing section that memorizes a predetermined rule of the card game and senses an error state that is against the rule of the card game; and
is configured to:
receive from the card sensor a signal representing that a card has been drawn and sensed;
determine how many cards have been drawn in the card game;
receive a signal from the result output start control section;
memorize a time when the win/loss evaluation result output starts;
identify a recovery from the error state by identifying at least one of:
(1) a drawing of a subsequent card from the card shoe in a course of the game; and
(2) the win/loss evaluation result output by the win/loss evaluation result output section;
measure, as a play period, a time between (a) when a first of the cards is drawn in the game and (b) when the win/loss evaluation result output starts; and
measure, as an error recovery period, a time between (a) when the error state is sensed and (b) when the recovery from the error state is identified.

US Pat. No. 10,366,546

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC LOCATIONS-SPECIFIC CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT OF A REMOVABLE METER UNIT

IPS GROUP INC., San Dieg...

1. A method of operating a meter, the method comprising:receiving a tag identification information from an RFID tag, wherein the tag identification information is associated with a unique physical location at which a removable meter unit is placed;
transmitting the tag identification information to a remote data manager after detecting a change in proximity between the RFID tag and the removable meter unit;
receiving, from the data manager, information indicative of configuration information comprising one or more operating parameters; and
updating the configuration information with the removable meter unit;
wherein the tag is permanently affixed to a location housing that is fixedly placed at the physical location and the location housing is configured to mate with the removable meter unit.

US Pat. No. 10,366,526

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING REPRESENTATIVE IMAGES

DUELIGHT LLC, Sunnyvale,...

1. A mobile computing device comprising:a display unit configured to display a user interface;
a non-transitory memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors in communication with the display unit, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to:
configure a first relationship between each of two or more images;
cause the display unit to display a photo montage including the two or more images;
receive a notification indicating a new orientation for the photo montage; and
in response to the new orientation:
generate an in-place rotation animation for each of the two or more images of the photo montage, wherein the in-place rotation animation occurs about a particular point of interest identified within at least one of the two or more images; and
maintain the first relationship between each of the two or more images.

US Pat. No. 10,366,523

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING VISUAL FEEDBACK OF A MAP VIEW CHANGE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:performing, by a computing device:
displaying a map view of a map in a map view mode in a map display, wherein said map view is displayed in a particular map view mode;
obtaining input during display of the map view, the input indicating a change to a different map view mode for displaying the map view; and
in response to the change to the different map view mode, displaying an animation to illustrate that the map view mode in which the map view is displayed has changed to the different map view mode,
wherein said animation renders the map view at a plurality of different virtual camera positions while adjusting an orientation of a virtual camera to maintain a stationary field of view,
and wherein the virtual camera ends the animation to render data for the map at a virtual camera position associated with the change to the different map view mode.

US Pat. No. 10,366,520

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus that creates album data, the apparatus comprising:at least one processor causing the apparatus to act as units comprising:
(1) a management unit configured to manage templates each of which defines a slot for an image to be arranged in a layout page, wherein the templates have been classified into a plurality of template groups, wherein templates belonging to a first template group include slots having a first shape, and wherein templates belonging to a second template group includes slots having a second shape different from the first shape;
(2) a setting unit configured to set, for each of a plurality of layout pages in an album to be created, one of the plurality of template groups based on setting information, whereby each of the first template group and the second template group are set to at least one of the plurality of layout pages;
(3) an acquiring unit configured to acquire image files;
(4) an evaluation unit configured to analyze the acquired image files so as to decide an evaluation value for each image;
(5) a decision unit configured to decide images allocated to a target layout page of the plurality of layout pages;
(6) a selection unit configured to select, for the target layout page, one template from templates in a template group that has been set for the target layout page, based on (a) the evaluation values of images allocated to the target layout page and (b) capturing date and times of images allocated to the target layout page; and
(7) a layout unit configured to arrange, in a template selected for the target layout page, images allocated to the target layout page and to generate album data,
wherein, if the first template group is set to the target layout page, the selection unit selects, from templates which include slots having the first shape, a first template satisfying a first condition based on the evaluation values and the capturing date and times of images allocated to the target layout page, and
wherein, if the second template group is set to the target layout page, the selection unit selects, from templates which include slots having the second shape, a second template satisfying a second condition based on the evaluation values and the capturing date and times of images allocated to the target layout page.

US Pat. No. 10,366,514

LOCATING COMMUNICANTS IN A MULTI-LOCATION VIRTUAL COMMUNICATIONS ENVIRONMENT

Sococo, Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A computer-implemented method in a network communications environment comprising a network service implemented by at least one server network node and supporting realtime communications between co-present ones of a user and one or more other communicants in virtual locations that define different respective communications contexts in the network communications environment, the method comprising by the network service:transmitting computer software to a client network node associated with the user, wherein the computer software is associated with a realtime communications platform, and a view of an instance of a communicant search interface is rendered by executing the computer software on the client network node;
establishing a presence for the user in the rendered instance of the communicant search interface;
responsive to an input of the user from the client network node in connection with the communicant search interface, ascertaining a communicant sorting criterion and generating a sorted listing of ones of the communicants based on the ascertained communicant sorting criterion;
sending to the client network node associated with the user a contact list associated with an array of respective graphical representations of the ones of the communicants who are present in respective ones of the virtual locations and sorted according to the communicant sorting criterion and, adjacent the respective graphical representation of each of the communicants in the sorted listing who currently is co-present with one or more other communicants in a respective one of the virtual locations, providing a respective toggle control that, in response to the user's input, selectively opens and closes a respective co-presence capsule that, when opened, appears in-line with the array of graphical representations and contains the respective graphical representations of the communicant in the sorted listing, the one or more other communicants who are co-present in the respective virtual location, and a respective set of one or more descriptive and ordered links configured to navigate the user's presence to the respective virtual location; and
responsive to user selection of one of the links, establishing a presence for the user and configuring the client network node to communicate in the respective virtual location associated with the selected link;
wherein the respective virtual location is associated with a respective prop that is associated with respective functionality to interact with other communicants in the virtual location and a respective display name that is displayed in connection with the respective set of one or more descriptive and ordered links;
wherein the respective virtual location is associated with application sharing functionality and file sharing functionality that are activated by ones of the user and the other communicants in the respective virtual location through respective props to share applications and files respectively between their respective client network nodes over respective application sharing and file sharing channels.

US Pat. No. 10,366,511

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMAGE GEOREGISTRATION

ELBIT SYSTEMS LAND AND C4...

1. A method for determining a position and orientation of a camera using another camera imaging a common scene and having a known position and orientation, the method comprising the procedures of:capturing a first image of a scene with a first camera disposed on a first platform, the position and orientation of the first camera obtained by georegistering the camera images to a 3D geographic model;
capturing a second image of at least a portion of the scene with a second camera disposed on a second platform;
extracting scene features in the first image and providing a respective descriptor for each extracted scene feature;
determining the 3D position and orientation of each extracted scene feature by mapping to a 3D geographic model;
transmitting the feature descriptors and the 3D position and orientation of each scene feature from the first platform to the second platform;
extracting scene features in the second image and providing a respective descriptor for each extracted scene feature;
matching the scene features in the second image with the scene features in the first image; and
determining 3D position and orientation coordinates of the second camera using the 3D coordinates in the scene and their corresponding 2D projections in the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,499

DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR EDITING AND PLAYING ROBOT MOTION

ROBOTIS CO., LTD., Seoul...

1. A device for editing and playing a robot motion, the device comprising:a storage configured to store a 3D image file of a robot and further store time-dependent stationary postures of the robot edited by a user input in units of key frames; and
a robot motion viewer configured to display, as a video, motion units of the robot obtained by connecting the stationary postures stored in units of key frames using an interpolation technique,
wherein the robot motion viewer is configured to further display a flowchart interface for registering the motion units in sequence, and display, as the video, motions obtained by connecting the motion units in an order in which the motion units are input through the flowchart interface,
wherein the storage is configured to store an end motion unit that has a center of mass connected with each of the motion units input through the flowchart interface in a stable state,
wherein the robot motion viewer is configured to successively display the end motion unit when an end command is input while the video of the motion is being displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,366,485

POSITIONING METHOD, VISUAL INSPECTION APPARATUS, PROGRAM, COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND VISUAL INSPECTION METHOD

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A positioning method for searching a previously registered standard pattern from an inspection target image obtained by capturing an image of an inspection target, to decide a position and a posture of the standard pattern with respect to the inspection target image, so as to make a pass/fail determination of the inspection target manufactured in a factory,the method comprising:
a setting step of displaying a standard image of a product to be a standard for the inspection target, and setting a first region so as to surround the standard pattern in the standard image and a second region within the first region, the second region being for characterizing the position and the posture of the standard pattern in the standard image;
a first search step of searching from the inspection target image a feature extracted from the first region set in the standard image, to roughly obtain the position and the posture of the standard pattern in the inspection target image; and
a second search step of minutely obtaining at least one of the position and the posture of the standard pattern decided in the first search step, the second search step including searching from the inspection target image a feature extracted from the second region set with respect to the standard image while changing either one of the position or the posture of the standard pattern obtained in the first search step with the other of the position or the posture of the standard pattern obtained in the first search step fixed, to minutely obtain at least one of the position and the posture of the standard pattern in the inspection target image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,476

PERSPECTIVE CORRECTION FOR CURVED DISPLAY SCREENS

NETFLIX, INC., Los Gatos...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium including instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform the steps of:calculating a plane equation based on a first set of points associated with a first test image;
generating a first curved screen model based on a first screen curvature value;
projecting a second set of points onto the first curved screen model based on the plane equation to generate a third set of points;
comparing the third set of points to the first test image to determine an error value; and
determining a final screen curvature value based on the error value.

US Pat. No. 10,366,454

ORDER RISK MANAGEMENT FOR DERIVATIVE PRODUCTS

Chicago Mercantile Exchan...

1. A method of protecting against in-flight fills at an exchange, the method comprising:(a) receiving, at a processor of an order risk management module, data comprising at least one threshold value corresponding to at least one order risk parameter;
(b) receiving, at the processor of the order risk management module from a computing device of a user, an order for a derivative product;
(c) determining, at the processor of the order risk management module, a current order risk parameter utilization value of the user;
(d) after determining that the current order risk parameter utilization value exceeds a threshold value of the at least one threshold value, cancelling resting orders of the user to protect against in-flight fills; and
(e) at the processor of the order risk management module, executing the order for the derivative product when the current order risk parameter utilization value of the user does not exceed the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,366,451

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTION USING SYNTHETIC FEATURES AND GRADIENT BOOSTED DECISION TREE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:the computer obtaining a set of data relating to a loan application, wherein the data includes an amount of loan requested and a transaction history of a loan applicant;
the computer determining a plurality of synthetic features by at least: executing a plurality of machine learning algorithms that have been trained, each of the machine learning algorithms, when executed, receiving as an input at least some of the data and producing as an output a respective synthetic feature representing an initial probability of whether a loan default will occur, wherein at least two of the machine learning algorithms are different from each other and accept different inputs; wherein a first one of the machine learning algorithms is implemented using a neural network and accepts the transaction history of the loan applicant as its input and outputs a first synthetic feature representing a first initial probability of whether the loan default will occur, and wherein a second one of the machine learning algorithms accepts the amount of loan requested as its input and outputs a second synthetic feature representing a second initial probability of whether the loan default will occur;
the computer executing a gradient boosted decision tree (GBDT) algorithm, the GBDT algorithm processing both: (i) the synthetic features including the first synthetic feature and the second synthetic feature, and (ii) at least some of the data, and producing an output representing a final probability of whether the loan default will occur;
the computer generating an indication of whether or not to approve the loan based on whether a particular value is above or below a stored threshold, wherein the particular value is the final probability or is a function of the final probability.

US Pat. No. 10,366,408

METHOD FOR ANALYZING INFLUENCER MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS

MOGIMO, INC., New York, ...

1. A method for identification of influencer social network marketing effectiveness, comprising:storing, in a social network database of a processing server, a plurality of social network profiles, wherein each social network profile is a structured data set configured to store data related to a user profile in a social network including at least a profile identifier, a network identifier, one or more social network connections, and one or more data values;
receiving, by a receiving device of the processing server, an effectiveness request, wherein the effectiveness request includes a set of transaction data for at least one electronic commerce transaction, each set of transaction data including at least identifying information and a transaction time;
receiving, by the receiving device of the processing server, data associated with a promoted social network post, wherein the data includes at least a posting time and a specific profile identifier;
executing, by a querying module of the processing server, a first query on the social network database to identify, for each of the at least one electronic commerce transaction, a corresponding social network profile based on at least a correspondence between the included profile identifier and the identifying information included in the set of transaction data for the respective electronic commerce transaction;
executing, by the querying module of the processing server, a second query on the social network database to identify a specific social network profile where the included profile identifier corresponds to the specific profile identifier;
executing, by the querying module of the processing server, a third query on the social network database to identify, for each corresponding social network profile that includes a network identifier that does not correspond to the network identifier included in the specific social network profile, a related social network profile based on at least a correspondence between the one or more data values included in the corresponding social network profile and one of: the one or more data values and the profile identifier included in the related social network profile, wherein the network identifier included in the related social network profile corresponds to the network identifier included in the specific social network profile;
determining, by a determination module of the processing server, for each of the at least one electronic commerce transaction, if the respective electronic commerce transaction was influenced by the promoted social network post based on at least a correspondence between the one or more social network connections included in the corresponding social network profile or related social network profile and the specific social network profile and a correspondence between the transaction time included in the set of transaction data for the respective electronic commerce transaction and the posting time; and
electronically transmitting, by a transmitting device of the processing server, a report in response to the received effectiveness request, wherein the report is based on at least a result of the determination for each of the at least one electronic commerce transactions.

US Pat. No. 10,366,398

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING DIGITAL CONTENT BASED ON A SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP

LINE Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method performed by a server, the method comprising:dividing, using at least one processor, digital content into a plurality of fragments based on a determined division unit of the digital content, the digital content including a plurality of pieces of digital content;
providing, using the at least one processor, direct ownership of at least one of the plurality of fragments to a primary user in response to a request from the primary user; and
enabling, using the at least one processor, sharing of ownership of fragments between the primary user and at least one secondary user having a social relationship with the primary user, the enabling including,
loading a first content fragment list including fragments directly purchased and owned by the primary user,
deriving a second content fragment list including fragments directly purchased and owned by the secondary user,
deriving a third content fragment list acquired by merging the first content fragment list and the second content fragment list, and
deriving a first digital content list available to the primary user by,
deriving a second digital content list including pieces of digital content of which at least one fragment is directly owned by the primary user,
deriving a content piece fragment list for each piece of digital content included in the second digital content list, where the content piece fragment list includes all of the plurality of fragments corresponding to the respective piece of digital content, and
identifying, as content available to the primary user, pieces of digital content included in the second digital content list for which the content piece fragment list corresponding to the piece of digital content is included in the third content fragment list in its entirety.

US Pat. No. 10,366,361

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING MULTI-TIER DATA TRANSFER IN A GROUP ASSESSMENT PROCESSING ENVIRONMENT

DEFINITIVE BUSINESS SOLUT...

1. An apparatus to interface with users to perform group assessment processing and display of results in conjunction with selection of items, the apparatus in the form of a tangibly embodied computer processor, the computer processor implementing instructions on a non-transitory computer medium disposed in a database, the database in communication with the computer processor, the apparatus comprising:a communication portion that provides communication between the computer processor and electronic user devices;
the database; and
the computer processor, the computer processor performing processing including:
storing first assessment architecture data, in the form of data records that include data representing alternatives, associated with a first assessment architecture for group assessment processing;
storing second assessment architecture data, in the form of further data records that include data representing alternatives, associated with a second assessment architecture for group assessment processing;
interfacing with a user, to input linking data related to linking the first assessment architecture with the second assessment architecture;
based on the linking data, linking the first assessment architecture with the second assessment architecture;
identifying a data content change in either the first assessment architecture or the second assessment architecture;
mapping, by accessing data in the database, the data content change to an action item; and
if the data content change that relates to a first alternative of at least being processed or being approved was identified in the first assessment architecture, then perform the action item in the second assessment architecture, such that the performing processing including changes in the first assessment architecture are automatically passed on to the second assessment architecture; or
if the data content change that relates to a second alternative of at least being processed or being approved was identified in the second assessment architecture, then perform the action item in the first assessment architecture, such that the performing processing including changes in the second assessment architecture are automatically passed on to the first assessment architecture; and
the first assessment architecture being a parent model to the second assessment architecture, and the second assessment architecture being a child model to the first assessment architecture.

US Pat. No. 10,366,356

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE MOBILE VISUAL DISPLAY AND MODIFICATION OF BED MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND PATIENT PLACEMENT INFORMATION

TeleTracking Technologies...

1. An apparatus for modifying and graphically displaying bed management and patient placement information, the apparatus comprising:a display;
a data input/output device operatively coupled to the display;
the display displaying a plurality of data cells, the plurality of data cells having a plurality of user modifiable attributes relating to hospital bed management information, including hospital bed occupancy obtained from a network connected system;
said apparatus organizing the plurality of data cells in the display into a matrix format with a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows;
said plurality of data cells comprising: a bed identification cell and a bed status cell;
said matrix format being displayed in a bedboard screen, whereby user interaction with a patient unit tab changes the hospital bed management information displayed in the plurality of data cells to correspond to a selected patient unit; and
a controller which modifies at least one of the attributes of at least one of the cells to convey information.

US Pat. No. 10,366,335

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYMBOLIC ANALYSIS

DataRobot, Inc., Boston,...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:with a computer-implemented data set search engine, performing:
receiving, in a user interface, a first data set;
generating a first data model associated with the first data set, the first data model including a first plurality of equations, each of the first plurality of equations representing a relationship among variables in the first data set;
searching for data models similar to the first data model, including comparing the first data model with a plurality of data models, each of the plurality of data models being associated with a respective data set, the plurality of data models including a second data model associated with a second data set and including a second plurality of equations, each of the second plurality of equations representing a relationship among variables in the second data set, the comparing comprising:
determining, based at least in part on the first plurality of equations and the second plurality of equations, a distance between the first data model and the second data model; and
identifying, based on results of the comparing, a result set of data models similar to the first data model, the result set of data models including the second data model; and
displaying, in the user interface, a visual representation of the result set of data models at least in part by displaying in the user interface an equation in the second plurality of equations that is representative of the second data model.

US Pat. No. 10,366,333

INFERENCE-BASED ASSIGNMENT OF DATA TYPE TO DATA

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a plurality of data points lacking associated metadata;
determining a first score of a first feature comprising a success rate converting the plurality of data points to a semantic data type;
determining a second score from alignment between an observed distribution of a second feature in the plurality of data points, and a reference distribution of the second feature in the semantic data type;
determining a third score from alignment between an observed distribution of a third feature in the plurality of data points, and a reference distribution of the third feature in the semantic data type;
calculating a total score for the semantic data type from the first, second, and third scores;
determining an initial ranking of the total score in comparison with another total score reflecting the first, second, and third features in another semantic data type;
identifying a fourth feature differentiating between the semantic data type and the other semantic data type;
assigning a final ranking to the total score and the other total score by,
determining alignment between an observed distribution of the fourth feature in the plurality of data points, and reference distributions of the fourth feature in the semantic data type and in the other semantic data type;
assigning the semantic data type to the plurality of data points based upon the final ranking; and
storing the plurality of data points with metadata indicating the semantic data type.

US Pat. No. 10,366,326

UNIT HAVING AN ARTIFICIAL NEURON AND A MEMRISTOR

Universite de Bordeaux, ...

1. An artificial neuron unit comprising:at least one artificial neuron having at least one output port and at least one input port, and
at least one memristor having two terminals; said unit being characterized in that it also comprises at least one current conveyor having two input ports X and Y, and one output port Z; and in which:
one of the terminals of said memristor is connected to the input port X of said current conveyor;
said current conveyor is connected by its output port Z to an input port of said artificial neuron;
said artificial neuron is connccted by one of its output ports to the input port Y of said current conveyor or to another of said terminals of said memristor.

US Pat. No. 10,366,319

MOUNTING BRACKET APPARATUS TO AMPLIFY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD STRENGTHS ASSOCIATED WITH MOUNTABLE RFID

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a mounting bracket having a central portion, a first field amplification arm extending from the central portion in a first direction, a second field amplification arm extending from the central portion in a second direction different from the first direction, and a mounting arm extending from the central portion in a third direction different from the first direction and the second direction; and
a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag mounted to the central portion of the mounting bracket;
wherein the first field amplification arm and the second field amplification arm are to at least one of:
amplify an electromagnetic field associated with the RFID tag; or
increase a communication range associated with the RFID tag.

US Pat. No. 10,366,304

LOCALIZATION AND MAPPING METHOD

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method implemented by a data processing system for estimating a camera pose of a two-dimensional (2D) image, the method comprising:obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) point cloud about an object;
obtaining binary feature descriptors for feature points in the 2D image about the object;
assigning a plurality of index values for each feature point as multiple bits of the corresponding binary feature descriptor;
storing the binary feature descriptor in a table entry of a plurality of hash key tables of a database image;
obtaining query binary feature descriptors for feature points in a query image;
matching the query binary feature descriptors to the binary feature descriptors of the database image;
selecting one bit of the hash key of the matched database image; and
re-indexing the feature points in the table entries of the hash key table of the database image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,282

HUMAN DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD USING LOW-RESOLUTION TWO-DIMENSIONAL (2D) LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING (LIDAR) SENSOR

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute...

1. A human detection method performed by a processor using a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensor, the human detection method comprising:receiving LIDAR data generated by reflecting a laser signal that continues to be transmitted to a search region from a plurality of objects in the search region;
clustering a plurality of points included in the received LIDAR data by the same objects based on a correlation between the plurality of points;
applying the plurality of clustered points to a higher-order polynomial to derived a higher-order characteristic function, the higher-order characteristic function being used to identify a shape of a human; and
determining whether each of the objects is a human based on the derived higher-order characteristic function.

US Pat. No. 10,366,262

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR READING INFORMATION CODES

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A system which reads an information code, comprising:an information processing terminal; and
a server communicably connected to the information processing terminal,
wherein the information processing terminal comprises
imaging means for imaging an information code configured by a plurality of types of cells, the cells being arrayed to form a contour, first and second information being recorded in advance by partial cells among the cells arrayed within the contour, the first information being different from the second information,
producing means for reading, from the imaged information code, cell information indicating the information code and including the first and second information,
terminal-side transmitting means for transmitting, to the server, the cell information indicating the information code obtained by the imaging means, and
information processing means for performing a process with the first information received from the server in reply to transmission of the cell information indicating the information code from the terminal-side transmitting means; and
the server comprises
decoding means for decoding the cell information indicating the information code received from the information processing terminal,
storage means for storing therein other information of the information code, the other information showing that the information code has become an object being read by the information processing terminal, when the second information of the information code has been decoded by the decoding means, and
server-side transmitting means for transmitting, to the information processing terminal, either the first information decoded by the decoding means or information related to the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,366,255

BARCODE SCANNING DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A PHYSIOLOGICAL QUANTITY OF A PATIENT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECT...

1. A barcode scanning device configured both for reading a barcode attached to a patient and for determining a physiological quantity of the patient wherein the physiological quantity of the patient comprises at least one of a respiratory frequency of the patient or a pulse frequency of the patient, the barcode scanning device comprising:a light emitting unit configured for emitting light towards a surface to be sensed of the patient, wherein a wavelength of the emitted light comprises visible light or infrared light, and wherein the emitted light comprises a light pattern of at least one of a rectangular shape, a rectangular framed shape, a grid shape, and a spot shape,
a light receiving unit configured for:
(i) receiving light reflected from a surface to be sensed of the patient, and
(ii) acquiring images based on the received light, and
a signal processing unit configured for: (i) reading a barcode, and (ii) determining the physiological quantity of the patient based on the received light, wherein the signal processing unit comprises:
(i) a change signal determining unit configured for determining a signal indicative of a change between the images acquired based on the received light, and
(ii) a peak detector configured for determining a peak of the signal indicative of the change between the acquired images.

US Pat. No. 10,366,204

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECENTRALIZED AUTONOMOUS HEALTHCARE ECONOMY PLATFORM

CHANGE HEALTHCARE HOLDING...

1. A system for a decentralized autonomous healthcare, comprising:a computer system having a plurality of off-chain health data sources some of which contain personal health data whose access is controlled by a patient, the personal health data including consultation data, medical history data, medical procedure data, claims data and eligibility data;
a plurality of health blockchain network components implemented on a computer system that interface with the plurality of off-chain health data sources, each health blockchain network component comprising a plurality of blocks forming a linked list with each block having a header with a cryptographic hash of a prior block in the plurality of blocks and a healthcare transaction coupled to the header and each health blockchain network component maintains cryptographic proof of a valid healthcare transaction;
wherein one of the plurality of health blockchain network components performs a healthcare transaction using a healthcare transaction protocol using the personal health data in the off-chain health data sources when authorization is granted to the personal health data and the one healthcare blockchain network component executes an automated patient data sharing smart contract that grants access to an authorized user to the personal health data stored in the off-chain health data sources if the authorized user satisfies a set of terms contained in the smart contract; and
wherein the plurality of health blockchain network components perform side chaining in which a first health blockchain network component validates the data from a second health blockchain network component during the healthcare transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,366,168

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A MULTIPLE TOPIC CHAT BOT

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A system for a multiple topic chat bot, the system comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory for storing and encoding computer executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor is operative to:
collect user inputs in a conversation to form a collection;
analyze the collection to determine topics in the conversation;
assign an emotion label to each topic;
identify a relationship between different users;
score a closeness of the relationship based on social connection, agreement, and sentiment analysis to form a scored first feature;
score each user's interest in each topic based on user sentiment toward each topic and engagement frequency in each topic to form a scored second feature;
score an engagement rate for each topic of the topics based on a number of users engaged in a topic, frequency of the topic in the conversation, timing of the topic, and the user sentiment toward the topic to form a scored third feature;
create a knowledge graph of the topics that graphs relationships between the topics utilizing topic keywords based on the collection and world knowledge;
determine that a first topic meets a relevancy threshold based on scored features for the first topic, wherein the scored features include the scored first feature, the scored second feature, and the scored third feature for the first topic;
predict, utilizing a trained model, one or more first responses based on the knowledge graph and the user inputs associated with the first topic;
provide the one or more first responses to the conversation;
predict one or more second responses utilizing the knowledge graph and the user inputs associated with a second topic; and
provide the one or more second responses to the conversation.

US Pat. No. 10,366,156

DYNAMICALLY TRANSFERRING DATA FROM A SPREADSHEET TO A REMOTE APPLCATION

APTTEX CORPORATION, San ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:in a computing device communicably connected to a remote application through a network:
scanning a spreadsheet in order to identify potential record cells;
selectively converting each identified potential record cell into an actual record cell in said spreadsheet for said remote application;
identifying record attributes associated with each said actual record cell, wherein the selective conversion of each identified potential record cell into the actual record cell comprises retrieval of data in plurality of cells in the spreadsheet based on a save map component associated with the spreadsheet and based on at least one user input corresponding to a selection from a list of predefined records associated with a plurality of predefined tables included in the remote application, and wherein the remote application is associated with a database for exchange of data;
executing a record construction component associated with the spreadsheet, wherein the record construction component assembles a record for the remote application based on the record attributes of each said actual record cell; and
transmitting the assembled record to the remote application.

US Pat. No. 10,366,072

DE-DUPLICATION DATA BANK

CATALOGIC SOFTWARE, INC.,...

1. A method for minimizing network usage during data transfer over a network between a source node and a destination node, the method comprising:pregenerating a plurality of data chunks at the destination node, the plurality of data chunks comprising a first data chunk;
storing the plurality of data chunks in a computer readable medium at the destination node;
generating a plurality of hash values of the first data chunk based on different traversal orders of the first data chunk at the destination node;
storing the plurality of hash values and specifications of the traversal orders in a data store at the destination node; and
reconstituting, at the destination node, a second data chunk identical to a source data chunk without receiving the source data chunk from the source node, thereby minimizing network usage, wherein reconstituting comprises:
receiving a source hash value from the source node, the source hash value being a hash of the source data chunk;
determining that the source hash value is present among the plurality of hash values in the data store at the destination node, wherein determining comprises comparing the source hash value to the plurality of hash values at the destination node to determine when one of the plurality of hash values matches the source hash value;
creating the second data chunk based on the source hash value and the specifications of traversal order in the data store.

US Pat. No. 10,366,057

DESIGNATED COMPUTING GROUPS OR POOLS OF RESOURCES FOR STORING AND PROCESSING DATA BASED ON ITS CHARACTERISTICS

Teradata US, Inc., San D...

1. A method, at least partly implemented by a device, for handling data and one or more operations associated with the data in a database system, wherein the method comprises:providing multiple computing resources each configured to store and process the data independently from each other and to independently provide the stored data in response to database queries from the database system;
assigning a selected one of multiple computing groups of the computing resources of the database system to handle the data and one or more of the database queries associated with the data, including storing and processing of database requests associated with the data, based on one or more determined characteristics associated with the data, wherein
each one of the multiple computing groups of the computing resources includes one or more of the computing resources designated to be part of that computing group,
each one of the multiple computing resources includes one or more designated processors designated to process respective data stored only in one or more designated storage devices that are designated to store the respective data only for the computing resource, such that the one or more processors are configured to process database requests for the respective data stored only in the one or more storage devices, and
at least one of the computing groups includes one or more computing resources that are within a determined range of similarity;
providing first data of a first data characteristic to a first computing group of the computing groups of the database system designated for storing and processing of the data of the first data characteristic, wherein the first data characteristic includes not being indexed by the first computing group, and the first data is stored in one or more designated storage devices associated with the first computing group as non-indexed data;
providing second data of a second data characteristic to a second computing group of the computing groups of the database system designated for storing and processing of the data of the second data characteristic, wherein the second data characteristic includes being indexed by the second computing group, and the second data is stored one or more designated storage devices associated with the second computing group as indexed data by indexing the second data with respect to at least one data index;
not allowing the first data of the first data characteristic to be provided to and processed by the second computing group;
not allowing the second data of the second data characteristic to be provided to and processed by the first computing group; and
providing, independently by the first or second computing group, the stored first or second data in response to the one or more database queries of the database system.

US Pat. No. 10,366,047

DISJOINT ARRAY COMPUTER

INTERNATIONAL MICROSYSTEM...

1. A disjoint array computer (DAC), comprising:a DAC master computer including a plurality of disjoint master computer communication channels, wherein the plurality of disjoint master computer communication channels are communicatively connected to a plurality of disjoint node computers, wherein the DAC master computer has direct access to each disjoint node computer of the plurality of disjoint node computers via a disjoint master computer communication channel;
wherein the disjoint master computer communication channel provides for both messaging that includes initialization of each disjoint node computer by the DAC master computer and a data channel,
wherein each data channel provides the DAC master computer access to mass storage, and
wherein the mass storage is accessible either by the DAC master computer or alternatively by each disjoint node computer via commands sent by the DAC master computer over the disjoint master computer communication channel but is inaccessible and physically isolated from other disjoint node computers of the plurality of disjoint node computers.

US Pat. No. 10,366,022

DATA TRAINING METHOD OF STORAGE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A data training method of a storage device which comprises a storage controller and a nonvolatile memory device, the method comprising:transmitting, by the storage controller, single read training command including an address to the nonvolatile memory device;
receiving, by the storage controller and under a first read timing offset condition, a first training pattern output from the nonvolatile memory device in response to the read training command;
receiving, by the storage controller and under a second read timing offset condition, a second training pattern output from the nonvolatile memory device in response to the read training command;
wherein a chip enable signal of the nonvolatile memory device is deactivated, by the storage controller, while the write timing offset is changed from the first write timing offset to the second write timing offset; and
comparing, by the storage controller, the first training pattern and the second training pattern with a reference pattern and determining a read timing offset of the storage controller based on a result of the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,365,939

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING OPERATING SYSTEM BASED ON LIGHTWEIGHT HYPERVISOR

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An electronic device, comprising:memory for storing at least one program; and
a processor for executing the at least one program,
wherein the at least one program comprises:
code of a virtualized operating system; and
code of a hypervisor,
code of an operating system monitor,
wherein the hypervisor runs on an operating system of the electronic device,
wherein the operating system monitor runs on the operating system of the electronic device for monitoring the virtualized operating system,
wherein the virtualized operating system runs on a virtual machine,
the virtualized operating system and an operating system of the electronic device share a resource of the operating system of the electronic device, and
the hypervisor controls access by the virtualized operating system to the shared resource,
wherein the operating system monitor checks integrity of the virtualized operating system by monitoring predetermined information, provided by the hypervisor, associated with the virtualized operating system,
wherein the operating system monitor is run using an execution flow created by the hypervisor that is independent of a scheduler of the operating system, wherein the hypervisor uses a preemptive timer of virtualized technology to create the scheduler-independent execution flow.

US Pat. No. 10,365,885

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPOSITION OF AUDIO CONTENT FROM MULTI-OBJECT AUDIO

Sling Media Pvt. Ltd., B...

1. A method for composition of audio content comprising:receiving an input audio feed including one or more objects distributed in multiple frames, wherein an object of interest in the one or more objects is identifiable based on a unique characteristic;
generating a fingerprint of at least a portion of the input audio feed;
retrieving, from a database, a fingerprint of the object of interest;
comparing the fingerprint of at least the portion of the input audio feed with the fingerprint of the object of interest to detect matched frames that include the fingerprint of the object of interest;
compositing the matched frames to generate a target audio stream having the object of interest; and
wherein the one or more objects distributed in multiple frames further includes a first object of interest and a second object of interest, further comprising:
generating a fingerprint of the first object of interest and a fingerprint of the second object of interest; and
comparing the fingerprint of at least the portion of the input audio feed respectively with:
(i) the fingerprint of the first object of interest, and
(ii) the fingerprint of the second object of interest to detect matched frames that include the fingerprint of the first object of interest or the fingerprint of the second object of interest; and
compositing the matched frames to generate the target audio stream having the first object of interest or the second object of interest to be present in common or different frames.

US Pat. No. 10,365,877

SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING AND USING MULTIPLE DISPLAY DEVICES

DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED,...

1. A method of sending data to a particular peripheral device of a plurality of peripheral devices coupled to a computer device, the method comprising:displaying an element representing each peripheral device on a touch sensitive screen of the computer device, each element having been associated with an identifier for the respective peripheral device;
receiving a user gesture on the touch sensitive screen identifying a particular element representing a particular peripheral device;
associating the user gesture with the identifier of the particular peripheral device;
displaying an application window on the touch sensitive screen;
receiving the user gesture on the touch sensitive screen;
determining the identifier of the particular peripheral device associated with the user gesture; and
sending application output associated with the application window to the particular peripheral device based on the determined identifier associated with the user gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,365,813

DISPLAYING A THREE DIMENSIONAL USER INTERFACE

Embarcadero Technologies,...

1. A method for displaying a three dimensional interface on an electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a three dimensional user interface control with three dimensional effects on a display of the electronic device, the three dimensional effects based at least in part on a position of a user relative to the display and a virtual light source, wherein a position of the virtual light source relative the electronic device is static and the position of the virtual light source does not change responsive to the change in the position of the user relative to the display;
tracking the position of the user relative to the display; and
responsive to detecting a change in the position of the user relative to the display, dynamically changing the three dimensional effects of the three dimensional user interface control based at least in part on the change in the position of the user relative to the display and the position of the virtual light source.

US Pat. No. 10,365,795

INTERACTIVE ELECTRONICALLY PRESENTED MAP

ACTIVEMAP LLC, Brooklyn,...

1. A method implemented by at least one computer for providing user-interactive displays of representations of geographical areas and information related thereto on an electronic display device, the method comprising:the at least one computer, in response to receipt of a request, providing for presentation on the display device in a first display which includes at least all of:
graphical information representing a first portion of a geographical area;
item information related to two or more items associated with and displayed at respective locations of the first portion of the geographical area;
first textual information about a first of the two or more items associated with the first portion of the geographical area;
first user-selectable information related to the first item;
second textual information about a second of the two or more items associated with the first portion of the geographical area; and
second user-selectable information related to the second item;
the method further comprising:
in response to receipt of user input to the at least one computer selecting from the first user-selectable information displayed in the first display, the at least one computer providing for presentation on the display device in a second display, which is at least partially different from the first display, and includes at least all of:
graphical information representing a portion of the geographical area;
item information related to one or more items associated with and displayed at respective locations of the portion of the geographical area;
first additional textual information about the first item;
first additional user-selectable information related to the first item;
the second textual information about the second item responsive to the request; and
the second user-selectable information related to the second item responsive to the request;
the method further comprising:
in response to receipt of user input to the at least one computer selecting from the second user-selectable information displayed in the second display, the at least one computer providing for presentation on the display device in another display, which is at least partially different from the second display, and includes at least all of:
graphical information representing another portion of the geographical area, at least partially different from the previously displayed portion of the geographical area;
item information related to one or more items associated with and displayed at respective locations of the another portion of the geographical area;
additional textual information about the second item selected in the second display;
additional user-selectable information related to the second item;
textual information about one or more items other than the second item responsive to the request associated with the geographical area; and
user-selectable information related to the one or more items other than the second item responsive to the request.

US Pat. No. 10,365,769

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTACTLESS INPUT

ASUKANET COMPANY, LTD., ...

1. An apparatus for contactless input, comprising;an optical image formation means having first minute reflective surfaces and second minute reflective surfaces crossed in planar view, the first minute reflective surfaces arranged numerously and standing on a same planar surface, the second minute reflective surfaces arranged numerously and standing on a same planar surface, the optical image formation means forming a second reflected light by receiving a first reflected light from each of the first minute reflective surfaces on the corresponding second minute reflective surfaces;
a display provided on one side of, at a distance from and at an angle of 30 to 60 degrees from the optical image formation means, with light emitted from the display containing visible light and infrared light, and
a sheet-like infrared sensor arranged on a surface of the display, the infrared sensor having infrared sensor elements detecting only infrared light from a front side of the display facing the optical image formation means by having a non-transmissive material on a back side of each of the infrared sensor elements, the infrared sensor elements provided side by side with one another,
wherein a first real image is formed on the other side of the optical image formation means by the optical image formation means from an image on the display, a second real image is formed on the display through the optical image formation means from reflected light from an indicating means having come into contact with the first real image, and a position of the second real image is detected by the infrared sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,731

KEYPLATE SYSTEM FOR AN INPUT DEVICE

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. An input device comprising:a chassis;
a key plate coupled to the chassis, the key plate including:
a front portion;
a rear portion; and
a center portion disposed between the front portion and the rear portion and including a pivot support portion,
a shaft coupled to the chassis,
wherein the shaft passes through the pivot support portion such that the key plate is rotatably coupled to the shaft that enables the key plate to pivot at the pivot support portion
wherein the key plate is configured to pivot at the pivot support portion in response to the front portion of the key plate receiving a pressing force;
a biasing mechanism disposed in the chassis and coupled to the rear portion of the key plate, the biasing mechanism configured to provide a restoration force to the key plate that induces the key plate to assist or resist pivoting of the key plate in response to the front portion of the key plate receiving the pressing force; and
an actuator coupled to the chassis, the actuator configured to generate a control signal in response to receiving a threshold activation force from the front portion of the key plate when the front portion of the key plate receives the pressing force.

US Pat. No. 10,365,730

INPUT DEVICE WITH TRACK BALL

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. A computer mouse comprising:a housing having a bottom surface;
a platform coupled to the bottom surface of the housing; and
a trackball disposed in the housing,
wherein the bottom surface of the housing includes:
a first planar region;
a second planar region; and
a spine both common to and dividing the first and second planar regions,
wherein the first and second planar regions are on different planes,
wherein, when in operation, the platform of the computer mouse is configured to rest on a work surface,
wherein when the computer mouse is configured such that the first planar region of the bottom surface is parallel to the work surface, the first planar region rests on and is flush against a first portion of the platform and the computer mouse is tilted at a first angle relative to the work surface, and
wherein when the computer mouse is configured such that the second planar region of the bottom surface is parallel to the work surface, the second planar region rests on and is flush against a second portion of the platform and the computer mouse is tilted at a second angle relative to the work surface, wherein the platform remains on the work surface as the computer mouse pivots on the spine between the first angle and second angle relative to the work surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,724

KEYBOARD DEVICE AND MOUSE CORD HOLDER THEREOF

HADES-GAMING CORPORATION,...

1. A mouse cord holder for a mouse cord (101), the mouse cord holder (10) comprising:a base (1) having a bottom surface (11);
a cord guiding frame (2), the cord guiding frame (2) being connected to the base (1) and being arranged at an acute angle (?) with respect to the bottom surface (11); and
a magnetic assembly (3) including a first magnetic element (31) and a second magnetic element (32), the first magnetic element (31) being fixed at one end of the cord guiding frame (2) away from the base (1), the second magnetic element (32) receiving and fixing the mouse cord (101), the first magnetic element (31) and the second magnetic element (32) being magnetically attached to each other or separated from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,365,713

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INTERFACE RECOGNIZING MOVEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH USER'S VIEW

STARSHIP VENDING-MACHINE ...

1. A method for providing an interface capable of recognizing an action by considering a user's view point, which is performed via an apparatus for providing an intuitive interface, the method comprising:(A) collecting information about a 3D location of an eye of a user, information about a 3D location of a hand of the user, and information about 3D locations of vertices of a screen of an image display device;
(B) mapping the information about the 3D location of the hand into a canonical form of a preset volume between the eye and the screen;
(C) converting the information about the 3D location of the hand, mapped into the canonical form, into information about a location in a virtual space within the screen by projecting the mapped information about the 3D location of the hand onto the screen of the image display device; and
(D) determining the information about the location in the virtual space within the screen to be a location of an action point adapted to manipulate a user interface provided to the screen,
wherein step (A) comprises:
(A-1) collecting the information about the 3D locations of the eye and hand of the user for an initial setting operation in which the user points to the vertices of the screen, and calculating the information about the 3D locations of the vertices of the screen of the image display device; and
(A-2) providing the user interface via the screen of the image display device, and collecting the information about the 3D locations of the eye and hand of the user for operation of the user interface,
wherein step (A-1) comprises:
(a) collecting the information about the 3D locations of the eye and hand of the user for each of the vertices for the initial setting operation in which the user away from the image display device points to each of the plurality of vertices constituting the screen by using the hand; and
(b) for each of the vertices, acquiring information about the 3D locations of the plurality of vertices by acquiring 3D coordinates of the vertices that enable a first factor, adapted to acquire a distance between a rectilinear line passing through the collected information about the 3D locations of the eye and hand of the user and each of the vertices, to have a minimum value, and
acquiring information about the 3D locations of the plurality of vertices by additionally considering a second factor adapted to determine whether a polygon formed by connecting the plurality of vertices becomes a rectangle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,645

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HUMAN OPERATOR INTERVENTION IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE OPERATIONS

ZIPLINE INTERNATIONAL INC...

1. A method for piloting an autonomous vehicle, comprising:selecting, at a computer server, a remote vehicle operator from a group of remote vehicle operators, the remote vehicle operator associated with a control device;
receiving, at the computer server, a situation report associated with the autonomous vehicle;
sending to the control device, from the computer server, information from the situation report;
receiving, at the computer server, at least one operator command from the control device; and
sending, from the computer server, a vehicle command to the autonomous vehicle, the vehicle command based at least in part on the at least one operator command and including a command verification value;
causing, with the vehicle command, a finite state machine of the autonomous vehicle to transition from an active vehicle state of a plurality of vehicle states to a second vehicle state of the plurality of vehicle states after the autonomous vehicle determines that the vehicle command has precedence.

US Pat. No. 10,365,611

MOON PHASE INDICATOR MECHANISM

Blancpain SA, Le Brassus...

1. A moon phase indicator mechanism, for a timepiece provided with a movement and a dial, the moon phase indicator mechanism comprising:at least one moon disc,
at least one moon phase train disposed underneath the dial and driven by the timepiece movement, the moon phase train meshing with a moon phase wheel taking the form of a toothed ring in order to move the moon disc at a periphery of the dial about an axis A arranged at the centre of the dial, with the moon phase train, and
an intermediate part,
wherein movement of the moon disc around the dial is to simulate moon phases, and
wherein the moon phase wheel indirectly carries the moon disc with the intermediate part such that the moon disc is non-rotationally fixed to the intermediate part, the intermediate part mounted on the toothed ring, the intermediate part surrounding the dial and the movement.

US Pat. No. 10,365,608

TIMEPIECE WHEEL SET

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A timepiece wheel set in plural parts, the wheel set comprising:a first component including an arbor which includes, about a first pivot axis, a housing arranged for reception of a second component including a plate in a single axial position, the plate including a peripheral surface with respect to a second pivot axis, the arbor comprising, on either side of the at least one housing, in a direction of the first pivot axis, an axial abutment surface arranged to maintain the plate in abutment on the arbor,
wherein the plate comprises at least a first arm, resilient radially with respect to the second pivot axis, and at least a second arm that is stiff or resilient radially with respect to the second pivot axis, the first resilient arm and second arm together forming a clamp arranged to clamp a radial bearing surface in the arbor in proximity to the axial abutment surface,
wherein the arbor further comprises an entry ramp arranged to push back radially each first resilient arm and, when included in the plate, each second resilient arm, to allow the plate to be placed on the arbor,
wherein each first arm or second arm includes one curved surface, formed by a substantially cylindrical sector, of hollow elliptical section, whose sector axis is off-center with respect to the second pivot axis, the sector axis is farther from the substantially cylindrical hollow section than the second pivot axis, by an offset value between 0.1 and 0.2 times the radius of the substantially cylindrical hollow sector,
wherein the radial bearing surface and the entry ramp of the arbor define together a flange arranged to immobilize the plate on the arbor when the plate is in abutment on the axial abutment surface of the arbor,
wherein the radial bearing surface having a clearance angle with respect to the flange, and wherein the plate bears on the arbor at four points, in symmetrical pairs with respect to the first pivot axis,
wherein the arbor further comprises, for reception of the plate, a radial bearing surface with a clearance angle under a flange, by an angle between 2° and 8°, and
wherein the plate further comprises a lower surface which forms an axial abutment surface and is in abutment on a radial surface of the arbor orthogonal to the axis of the arbor, on an annular surface delimited by an inner circle and an outer circle, the plate being, in an assembled position on the arbor, in contact with the arbor on a surface substantially reduced to a circle, on the radial bearing surface, projection of the circle, parallel to the axis of the arbor, on the radial bearing surface, being located between the inner circle and the outer circle, and coinciding with the inner circle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,526

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A liquid crystal display (LCD) device, comprising an array substrate, wherein the array substrate comprising:a plurality of scan lines;
a plurality of data lines, intersecting with the plurality of scan lines so as to define a plurality of pixel areas;
a plurality of auxiliary segments, each of the plurality of scan lines and/or each of the plurality of data lines corresponding respectively to at least an auxiliary segment, the scan lines and/or data lines forming capacitive coupling with corresponding auxiliary segments to reduce signal delay on the scan lines and/or data lines;
the auxiliary segment comprising a first auxiliary segment and a second auxiliary segment, the first auxiliary segment being parallel to the data line, and disposed at the same layer as the scan line; and the second segment being parallel to the scan line, and disposed at the same layer as the data line;
the auxiliary segment being in a floating mode so as to form capacitive coupling with the scan line or the data line;
wherein a part of each scan line corresponding to inside of a pixel area corresponds to a second auxiliary segment, and the length of the second auxiliary segment is less than the part of each scan line corresponding to inside of a pixel area so that the second auxiliary segment does not overlap the overlapping part of the scan line and the data line;
a part of each data line corresponding to inside of a pixel area corresponds to a first auxiliary segment, and the length of the first auxiliary segment is less than the part of each data line corresponding to inside of a pixel area so that the first auxiliary segment does not overlap the overlapping part of the scan line and data line.

US Pat. No. 10,365,519

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:an in-plane switching liquid crystal panel including a TFT substrate, a counter substrate sandwiching a liquid crystal layer between said counter substrate and said TFT substrate, and a transparent conductive film being provided on a surface opposite to said liquid crystal layer of said counter substrate, a side of said transparent conductive film being a side of a display surface;
a transparent protective member covering a surface on said side of said display surface of said liquid crystal panel; and
a transparent adhesive material attaching said transparent protective member on said surface on said side of said display surface, wherein
said transparent conductive film has a film thickness ranging from 120 nm to 160 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,365,492

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR BEAM COMBINING IN WEARABLE HEADS-UP DISPLAYS

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A wearable heads-up display (WHUD) comprising:a transparent combiner;
a support structure that in use is worn on the head of a user, and which positions the transparent combiner within a field of view of the user when the support structure is worn on the head of the user;
a laser projector carried by the support structure, the laser projector comprising:
a first laser diode operable to output laser light in a first waveband;
a second laser diode operable to output laser light in a second waveband, wherein the first waveband is different from the second waveband and the first waveband and second waveband do not overlap;
at least a third laser diode operable to output laser light in a third waveband, wherein the third waveband is different from the first waveband and the second waveband and the first waveband, second waveband, and third waveband do not overlap;
at least one controllable reflector operable to scan the laser light over the transparent combiner in a field of view of the eye of a user; and
a monolithic beam combiner comprising:
a solid volume of optically transparent material that includes a first planar input surface, a second planar input surface, and a first output surface, wherein the first planar input surface is oriented and positioned opposite the first output surface across a length of the monolithic beam combiner and the second input surface is positioned and oriented orthogonal to the first input surface, and wherein the first laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the first waveband at the first planar input surface at an at least approximately 90° angle, the second laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the second waveband at the second planar input surface at an at least approximately 90° angle, and the third laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the third waveband at the second planar input surface at an approximately 90° angle;
a first planar dichroic reflector within the solid volume, the first planar dichroic reflector transmissive of light in the first waveband and reflective of light in the second waveband and oriented at an at least approximately 45° angle relative to the first planar input surface and the second planar input surface; and
at least a second planar dichroic reflector within the solid volume, the second planar dichroic reflector transmissive of light in the first waveband and light in the second waveband, reflective of light in the third waveband, and oriented parallel to the first planar dichroic reflector at an at least approximately 45° angle relative to the first planar input surface and the second planar input surface; wherein:
the first dichroic planar reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the first waveband from the first laser diode and transmit the laser light in the first waveband through the at least a second planar dichroic reflector towards the first output surface;
the first planar dichroic reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the second waveband from the second laser diode and reflect the laser light in the second waveband through the at least a second planar dichroic reflector towards the first output surface;
the second planar dichroic reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the third waveband from the third laser diode and reflect the laser light in the third waveband towards the first output surface; and
the first output surface is oriented to output an aggregate laser beam comprising laser light in the first waveband, the second waveband, and at least laser light in the third waveband.

US Pat. No. 10,365,467

SELECTIVE PLANE ILLUMINATION MICROSCOPY INSTRUMENTS

GE Healthcare Bio-Science...

1. An optical arrangement providing selective plane illumination, comprising an inverted illumination objective mounted below a sample support and arranged to provide a line or plane of light propagating at the sample support, and at least one image collection objective mounted above the sample support, the inverted illumination objective having an illumination objective optical axis, and the image collection objective having an image collection objective optical axis, wherein the illumination light is arranged to propagate the illumination objective laterally offset to the illumination objective optical axis such that the illumination light leaving the illumination objective propagates toward the sample support at an oblique angle relative to the illumination objective optical axis, and wherein the image collection objective optical axis has an angle ?? which is obtuse to the illumination objective optical axis and generally perpendicular to light propagating at the sample support,wherein the at least one image collection objective comprises first and second image collection objectives each mounted on opposing sides of the illumination objective optical axis and wherein, the illumination light is arranged to propagate on alternate opposing sides of the illumination objective optical axis along respective first and second paths, to provide the light propagating at the sample support to the first or the second image collection objective alternately.

US Pat. No. 10,365,456

LENS MODULE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A lens module comprising:a first lens having a positive refractive power, an image-side surface of the first lens being concave;
a second lens having a negative refractive power;
a third lens having a positive refractive power;
a fourth lens having a refractive power;
a fifth lens having a refractive power;
a sixth lens having a refractive power; and
a seventh lens having a negative refractive power, an image-side surface of the seventh lens having one or more inflection points,
wherein the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, the fifth lens, the sixth lens, and the seventh lens are disposed in a sequential order from the first lens to the seventh lens,
an object-side surface of the fourth lens is concave,
an object-side surface of the fifth lens is concave,
an image-side surface of the sixth lens is concave, or an object-side surface of the seventh lens is convex, or both an image-side surface of the sixth lens is concave and an object-side surface of the seventh lens is convex,
an image-side surface of the fourth lens is convex, and
an object-side surface of the third lens is convex.

US Pat. No. 10,365,407

OPTICALLY EXCITED PHOSPHOR DISPLAY SCREENS HAVING COLORING FILTERING PIGMENTS EMBEDDED IN PHOSPHOR MIXTURES

PRYSM, INC., San Jose, C...

1. A display device, comprising:a display screen comprising a light-emitting layer including different phosphor regions that absorb excitation light to emit visible light of designated colors, respectively, wherein two adjacent phosphor regions emit light of two different colors, each phosphor region includes a phosphor mixture including a light-emitting phosphor material that emits light of a designated color in an emission spectral bandwidth, and one or more color filtering pigments embedded within the light-emitting phosphor material and selected relative to the light-emitting phosphor material to transmit light of a respective designated color of the phosphor region while absorbing light of colors different from the respective designated color to shift a peak wavelength of emitted light in the respective designated color from a peak wavelength of emitted light in the respective designated color from the light-emitting phosphor material alone without the one or more color filtering pigments and to reduce an output spectral bandwidth of the respective designated color produced by the phosphor region to be narrower than the emission spectral bandwidth, each phosphor mixture being formulated to keep phosphor particles dispersed without clumping; and
an optical module operable to produce the excitation light that scans across the display screen and carries optical pulses that carry information of different colors on a colored image to be generated by the emitted visible light of different colors by the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,365,404

DETERMINING TERRAIN MODEL ERROR

Caterpillar of Australia ...

16. A method of determining a mine worksite's terrain, the method comprising:sensing positional sensor data and time data related to the worksite's terrain from a plurality of worksite machines on or around the worksite, wherein each worksite machine is associated with a unique source identifier;
generating spatial data that defines measured positions of a surface of the worksite based on the positional sensor data and time data from a plurality of unique identifiers;
predicting current positions of the surface of the worksite based on the measured positions and the time data;
estimating an error corresponding to the predicted current positions, wherein the error is weighted based on a distance between the measured position and the predicted current position and based on an elapsed time between the predicted current position and the measured position;
generating a terrain model that maps the predicted current positions and the corresponding estimated errors; and
controlling at least one of the worksite machines autonomously based on the terrain model.

US Pat. No. 10,365,399

METHOD FOR INFRARED IMAGING DETECTION AND POSITIONING OF UNDERGROUND TUBULAR FACILITY IN PLANE TERRAIN

HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SC...

1. A method of detecting an underground tubular facility in a plane terrain, the method comprising:directing an infrared imaging sensor to capture an original infrared image g using the infrared imaging sensor, the infrared imaging sensor being directed toward the plane terrain, the original infrared image g including the underground tubular facility which is not visible to a naked eye;
setting an initial value h0 of a Gaussian thermal diffusion function according to a width of a thermal radiation energy band in the original infrared image g;
setting an iteration termination condition;
setting the original infrared image g as an initial target image f0;
performing, according to the initial value h0 of the Gaussian thermal diffusion function, iteration solution of a thermal diffusion function hn and a target image fn by using a single-frame image blind deconvolution method based on a Bayesian theory; and
evaluating whether the iteration termination condition is met,
if the iteration termination condition is met:
determining that the target image fn obtained by means of the iteration solution is a final target image f, the final target image f being a clearer image than the original infrared image g, and outputting the target image fn; and
if the iteration termination condition is not met:
returning to the performing the iteration solution of the thermal diffusion function.

US Pat. No. 10,365,397

CONTAINER INSPECTION SYSTEM AND PORT FACILITY

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A container inspection system, comprising a radiation source, a radiation detection apparatus and a quay crane for hoisting a container onto an automated guided vehicle, said radiation source and said radiation detection apparatus being provided on said quay crane, for performing a scanning inspection on said container loaded on said vehicle, said quay crane is movable, wherein said radiation source and said radiation detection apparatus move along with the quay crane to a loading position on which the quay crane hoists said container onto said vehicle and are configured to perform a scanning inspection of said container on said vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,366

ADJUSTABLE RANGE VIEWING OF SONAR IMAGERY DURING TRIP REPLAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor and a memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to:retrieve trip replay data associated with a past trip of a user of a watercraft on a body of water, wherein the trip replay data includes track data associated with a traveled path of the watercraft during the past trip and sonar image data associated with sonar images that were captured by a sonar system attached to the watercraft during the past trip;
display, on a first portion of a screen, the track data on a chart such that the traveled path of the watercraft during the past trip is displayed over the chart;
determine the position of the watercraft along the traveled path;
display, on a second portion of the screen, the sonar image data captured at the position of the watercraft such that the sonar image data corresponding to a first depth range is viewable on the second portion of the screen;
receive user input indicating a desire to zoom in on a portion of the sonar image data being displayed; and
display a zoomed in view of the portion of the sonar image data such that the sonar image data corresponding to a second depth range is viewable, wherein the second depth range is less than the first depth range.

US Pat. No. 10,365,364

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING OBJECTS

Zendar Inc., Berkeley, C...

1. A system for determining a spatial disposition or a characteristic of a target external to a terrestrial vehicle, comprising:a radar antenna array comprising (i) a transmitting antenna and (ii) a receiving antenna;
a vehicle position sensor configured to obtain a spatial disposition of said terrestrial vehicle; and
a controller operatively coupled to said radar antenna array and said vehicle position sensor, wherein said controller is configured to:
(a) synchronize, with aid of one or more clocks that are common to said radar antenna array and said vehicle position sensor, (i) successive radar pulses transmitted by said transmitting antenna and a plurality of signals received by said receiving antenna, which plurality of signals corresponds to at least a subset of said successive radar pulses and is generated upon said at least said subset of said successive radar pulses interacting with said target, with (ii) said spatial disposition of said terrestrial vehicle obtained by said vehicle position sensor substantially in real time as said terrestrial vehicle is in motion, to generate a set of synchronized measurements; and
(b) use said set of synchronized measurements to determine (i) said spatial disposition of said target relative to said terrestrial vehicle or (ii) said characteristic of said target.

US Pat. No. 10,365,360

RADAR APPARATUS

FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A radar apparatus for detecting around a ship, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
determine a variation in a signal level corresponding to detection data over a plurality of scans;
determine a level of unstableness of the detection data based on the variation in the signal level;
detect a set of unstable areas based on the level of unstableness;
measure a size of each of the set of unstable areas and determine that the unstable area corresponds to a small target object area when the size of the unstable area is below a given threshold; and
process a first portion of the detection data corresponding to the small target object area that is to be emphasized compared to other portions of the detection data when displayed to obtain a processing result, the other portions of the detection data corresponding to one or more other unstable areas of the set of unstable areas; and
a display unit configured to display the processing result of the processing circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,365,316

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AN ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM THROUGH PARTIAL DISCHARGES ANALYSIS

PRYSMIAN S.p.A, Milan (I...

14. An apparatus for identifying and assessing over time partial discharges of electric power in an electric power transmission system comprising:electrical sensing equipment comprising at least one detecting module operatively associated with a component of the electric power transmission system to receive and detect electric pulses emitted therefrom;
electronic circuitry comprising:
an acquisition and evaluation module connected to said at least one detecting module adapted to repeat, for a preset period of time, a set of tests on different ones of detected electrical pulses to obtain results, each test in the set of tests being executed in succession according to a predefined time sequence and by applying at least one of an acquisition process and an evaluation process to identify the presence of pulse discharge activity,
wherein
a first test parameter and a second test parameter are applied against the different ones of the detected electrical pulses for each test to identify the presence of pulse discharge activity, the first test parameter and a second test parameter being selected from a group of: trigger level, electric pulse amplification gain level, minimum electric pulse amplitude threshold, minimum electric pulse phase parameter threshold, maximum electric pulse phase parameter threshold, test time length, and minimum number of partial discharge pulses threshold, and
the acquisition process and the evaluation process being the same for each test in the set of tests but for a value of the first test parameter, the value of the first test parameter being different for each test in the set of tests;
an alarm generation module connected to the acquisition and evaluation module to receive the results obtained by said set of tests repeated in said preset period of time, the alarm generation module being adapted to analyze the results to detect the presence of a variation in said results, and being adapted to generate an alarm in the presence of said variation,
wherein the set of tests executed by the acquisition and evaluation module is configured so as to provide a result indicative of presence or absence of possible partial discharge activity.

US Pat. No. 10,365,304

DISCRETE INPUT DETERMINING CIRCUIT AND METHOD

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A discrete input determining circuit, comprising:an input biasing network connected to a discrete input for providing a first input voltage;
a voltage divider network for dividing the first input voltage into a second input voltage and a third input voltage;
a first comparator, wherein a non-inverting input terminal of the first comparator receives the second input voltage; and
a second comparator, wherein an inverting input terminal of the second comparator receives the third input voltage;
wherein an inverting input terminal of the first comparator and a non-inverting input terminal of the second comparator receive a reference voltage, and an output terminal of the first comparator and an output terminal of the second comparator are configured to provide a logic output; and
wherein the input biasing network comprises a first power supply and a first resistive load connected between the discrete input and the first power supply, and a node between the discrete input and the first resistive load is connected to the voltage divider network.

US Pat. No. 10,365,293

MONITORING THE STRUCTURAL HEALTH OF COLUMNS AND LIKE STRUCTURES

THE ALUMINIUM LIGHTING CO...

1. Apparatus for monitoring the structural health of a column or a stock of columns or a column or columns within that stock, the apparatus comprising:a microcontroller located on the or each column and including an integrated micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device programmed to measure and record accelerations, angular velocities, and magnetic field strengths in X, Y, and Z axes;
means for connecting said microcontroller to a source of power; and
means operable to transmit said measured data to a central data hub and from there to a remote server for analysis using bespoke software.

US Pat. No. 10,365,292

SPEED SENSING SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A speed sensor system for measuring rotational speed, the speed sensor system comprising:a magnetic sensor; and
a cylindrical drum rotatable around the magnetic sensor; wherein
the cylindrical drum includes a plurality of axially extending members disposed circumferentially around a first edge of the cylindrical drum;
the magnetic sensor is configured to generate an electrical output that indicates each passage of each of the axially extending members around the magnetic sensor as the cylindrical drum rotates around the magnetic sensor; and
the axially extending members are adapted to deflect radially outwards away from the magnetic sensor in response to an increased rotational speed of the cylindrical drum wherein the deflection of the axially extending members operates to regulate voltage outputs of the magnetic sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,263

PREDICTION OF CRUDE OIL BLEND COMPATIBILITY AND BLEND OPTIMIZATION FOR INCREASING HEAVY OIL PROCESSING

Indian Institute of Techn...

1. A method for predicting compatibility of unknown crude oils and optimizing crude oil blend for increasing heavy oil processing in refineries, the method comprising:receiving values for a plurality of physical parameter ratios of unknown crude oil samples, wherein the physical parameter ratios are based on parameters selected from Kinematic Viscosity (V), Sulphur (S), Carbon Residue (C), and American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity;
predicting the compatibility for each unknown crude oil sample based on a compatibility prediction model by using the received values as an input to the compatibility prediction model, wherein the compatibility prediction model is to predict a compatibility parameter (K) for the unknown crude oil samples based on coefficients of regression obtained from correlating the physical parameter ratios for known crude oils with respective composite compatibility measures, the composite compatibility measures being a composite of results obtained from a plurality of compatibility that are based on compositions of the known crude oils, wherein the plurality of compatibility tests are selected from colloidal instability index (CII), colloidal stability index (CSI), Stability Index (SI), Stankiewicz plot (SP), qualitative-qualitative analysis (QQA), stability cross plot (SCP), Heithaus parameter (or parameter P), toluene equivalence (TE) test, Heptane dilution (HD) test, and oil compatibility model (OCM); and
determining an optimized blend for refinery processing, the optimized blend comprising at least one heavy oil from the unknown crude oils and one or more other crude oils, wherein the optimized blend is determined based on a multi-objective optimization model comprising a constraint on the compatibility parameter (K) of the optimized blend as an objective.

US Pat. No. 10,365,234

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING MOVING TARGET

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A fast imaging and inspection apparatus for a moving target, comprising:a passage for the moving target to pass therethrough;
a scanning and imaging device, comprising a betatron for generating X-rays, and a detector for receiving X-rays penetrating through the moving target, wherein the betatron images the moving target by emitting the X-rays to the moving target passing through the passage;
a first position sensor, disposed at a position away from and on one side of the scanning and imaging device and configured to output a sensing signal indicating whether the moving target begins to enter the passage;
a second position sensor, disposed between the first position sensor and the scanning and imaging device, and configured to detect a type feature of the moving target, distinguish a protected part of the moving target from an unprotected part of the same, section the moving target, and output a sensing signal indicating whether the protected part of the moving target is passing or has already passed through a radiation scanning area; and
a control unit, connected to the scanning and imaging device, the first position sensor and the second position sensor, and configured to power on the betatron to place it in a standby state upon receiving the sensing signal indicating that the moving target begins to enter the passage from the first position sensor, and control a beam emitting time-point and a beam emitting mode of the betatron to correspondingly inspect respective sections of the moving target when the second position sensor detects that the respective sections are passing through the radiation scanning area,
wherein a distance between the first position sensor and the scanning and imaging device is set to be greater than a predetermined value, such that a time period from a moment when the first position sensor detects the moving target to a moment when the moving target begins to enter the radiation scanning area is longer than or equal to a time period by which the betatron is powered on to reach the standby state.

US Pat. No. 10,365,219

TWO-MODE RAMAN OPTICAL PROJECTION TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM

1. A two-mode Raman optical projection tomography system, comprising:light source module: wherein the light source module is configured to provide wide beam light source for the two-mode Raman optical projection tomography system;
carrier control module: wherein the carrier control module is configured to provide four degrees of freedom movement operations along XYZ directions and rotation for a sample, to adjust a position of the sample in an imaging field and rotate the sample to obtain multi-angle projection images;
signal separation module: wherein the signal separation module is configured for separating multi-spectral Raman scattering signal and transmission projection signal;
multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module: wherein the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module is configured to collect Raman scattering light generated by the sample;
optical transmission projection signal acquisition module: wherein the optical transmission projection signal acquisition module is configured to collect transmitted light of a laser beam that passes through the sample and form an optical projection image;
system control and data processing module: wherein the system control and data processing module is configured for the control of the light source module, the carrier control module, the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module and the transmission projection signal acquisition module, and a transformation of obtained the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal and the transmission projection signal into two-dimensional images for processing and analyzing to achieve volumetric imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,365,182

METHOD FOR PERFORMING VIBRATION DETECTION ON A MACHINE TOOL

Hiwin Technologies Corp.,...

1. A method for performing vibration detection on a machine tool (2), the method being implemented by a detecting device (1) that includes a microprocessor (12) and a vibration detector (11), the machine tool (2) including a feed system (21) and a motor (22) connected to the feed system (21), the feed system (21) including a number of rotational components, the method comprising steps of:a) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a target frequency range associated with a rotation speed of the machine tool (2), the rotation speed of the machine tool (2) having a maximum value specified by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the machine tool (2);
b) detecting, by the vibration detector (11), vibration of the feed system (21) attributed to ambient noise when the feed system (21) is in a static state;
c) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a smoothed signal according to detected result of the vibration of the feed system (21) detected in step b), the smoothed signal including a plurality of noise amplitude values distributed across the target frequency range;
d) identifying, by the microprocessor (12), a frequency within the target frequency range that corresponds with a smallest one of the noise amplitude values of the smoothed signal as a measurement frequency;
e) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a suggested rotation speed based on the measurement frequency;
f) detecting, by the vibration detector (11), vibration of a to-be-detected component selected from the number of rotational components of the feed system (21) when the motor (22) is driving the number of rotational components of the feed system (21) to rotate at the suggested rotation speed; and
g) obtaining, by the microprocessor (12), a dynamic vibration signal according to detected result of the vibration of the feed system (21) detected in step f).

US Pat. No. 10,365,181

THREE-DIMENSIONAL STANDARD VIBRATOR BASED ON LEAF-SPRING-TYPE DECOUPLING DEVICE

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, Han...

1. A three-dimensional standard vibrator based on leaf-spring-type decoupling device comprises a base set with three single-dimensional vibrators: an X axis vibrator, a Y axis vibrator, and a Z axis vibrator; and a three-dimensional vibration platform; wherein the X axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through an X axis decoupling device, the Y axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through a Y axis decoupling device, and the Z axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through a Z axis decoupling device; wherein the X axis decoupling device, the Y axis decoupling device and the Z axis decoupling device comprise supporting-spring units; wherein each of the supporting-spring units contains a pair of leaf springs mounted parallelly with each other and a first and a second connecting components mounted on the two edges of the leaf springs; wherein the first connecting component is near the vibrator and the second connecting component is near the three-dimensional vibration platform; wherein the X axis decoupling device, the Y axis decoupling device and the Z axis decoupling device comprise at least two stages of supporting-spring units, which are connected in series with each other; wherein in the decoupling device along each axis, surfaces of the leaf springs in the two-stage supporting-spring units are all parallel to this axis, and surfaces of the leaf springs in one stage of the two-stage supporting-spring units are vertical to one of another two axes; wherein the planes of the leaf springs from the two-stage supporting-spring units are all mounted parallel to the axis of the corresponding single-dimensional vibrator, and the planes of the leaf springs from one stage of supporting-spring units are mounted perpendicular to the axis of another single-dimensional vibrator.

US Pat. No. 10,365,171

CAPACITIVE SENSOR SHEET AND CAPACITIVE SENSOR FOR MEASURING ELASTIC DEFORMATION

BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES...

1. A capacitive sensor sheet used for measuring at least one of an amount of strain due to elastic deformation and a distribution of strain due to elastic deformation,the capacitive sensor sheet comprising:
a dielectric layer;
a top electrode layer that is laminated on the obverse surface of the dielectric layer and includes first rectangular strips arranged in parallel; and
a bottom electrode layer that is laminated on the reverse surface of the dielectric layer and includes second rectangular strips that are arranged in parallel and intersect with the first rectangular strips at right angles as viewed from the obverse-reverse direction, wherein
the dielectric layer is composed of an elastomer composition containing a urethane elastomer,
a hardness of the dielectric layer is 0 to 30° in terms of the hardness using a type A durometer, or 10 to 55° in terms of the hardness using a type C durometer,
each of the top electrode layer and the bottom electrode layer is composed of an electroconductive composition containing carbon nanotubes,
a change in capacitance of the sensor sheet occurs when a surface area of at least one of the electrode layers is elongated in a direction along a surface of the sensor sheet, and
the dielectric layer is elongated in the direction along the surface of the sensor sheet when the at least one of the electrode layers is elongated.

US Pat. No. 10,365,170

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDICATING THE FUEL CONSUMPTION AND/OR EFFICIENCY OF A HEATING UNIT

BOOSTHEAT, Nimes (FR)

1. A method for indicating consumption in billable combustible and free energy gathered in an outside environment of a heating unit to a user wherein said heating unit includes at least one heat pump with a thermal compressor driven by a thermal energy feed, a heating fluid distribution circuit and a plurality of convectors or radiators receiving an energy quantity Q1, the thermal compressor mainly using as a cold source the heating fluid distribution circuit and the thermal energy feed being at least provided by burning a billed combustible, wherein the method comprises at least:A—measuring, via a combustible meter, over a preset time period, a quantity of billable combustible burnt to provide at least a part of the thermal energy feed to the thermal compressor of the heat pump and determining, using the quantity of billable combustible burnt over the preset time period, a corresponding amount of a billed energy quantity Q2F,
B—measuring, via first and second temperature sensors and a flow-rate sensor, over the preset time period, on a heat transfer circuit of the heat pump, a temperature of a heat transfer fluid before and after passing through an outside exchanger and a flow-rate of the heat transfer fluid passing through the outside exchanger and determining, over the preset time period, based on said measurements, an energy quantity Q3 corresponding to a quantity of said free energy gathered in the outside environment, where the energy quantity Q3 is obtained by integrating a temperature difference across the outside exchanger multiplied by the flow-rate across the outside exchanger,
C—displaying at least the consumption of the heating unit in billable combustible and free energy gathered in the outside environment by displaying the energy quantities Q2F and Q3, corresponding to the preset time period, on a display screen and/or a document intended for billing the client.

US Pat. No. 10,365,157

LIGHTING DEVICE INCORPORATING A HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER AS A RECONFIGURABLE SENSING ELEMENT

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a housing;
a light source within the housing of the lighting device and configured to output artificial light for general illumination;
a hyperspectral imager, coupled to the housing, configured to detect light in an area of the lighting device and generate hyperspectral image data from intensities of a continuous range of wavelengths of the detected light, wherein the light source and the hyperspectral imager are integrated components of the lighting device;
a communication interface coupled to a data communication network;
a memory storing spectral reference data and program instructions for processing and analyzing the hyperspectral image data; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the communication interface, the light source and the hyperspectral imager, wherein the processor, when executing the stored program instructions is configured to perform functions, including functions to:
control operation of the light source;
analyze the hyperspectral image data generated by the hyperspectral imager using image processing analysis techniques in relation to the spectral reference data;
based on the results of the image analysis of the hyperspectral image data, detect an environmental condition in the environment in which the lighting device is located; and
output, via the communication interface, a report of the detected environmental condition.

US Pat. No. 10,365,143

MEASUREMENT RING FOR FLUID FLOW IN A PIPELINE

Canada Pipeline Accessori...

1. A measurement ring, comprising:a body having a central hole extending along a longitudinal axis of the body;
a first tap for measuring at least one fluid flow parameter in a pipeline, said first tap comprising:
a first threaded portion on a circumferential surface of the body extending through the body towards the central hole and
a first channel extending from the first threaded portion to the central hole;
a second tap comprising:
a second channel branching off the first channel and extending through the body to a second threaded portion on the circumferential surface of the body; and
a third tap comprising:
a third channel branching off the first channel and extending through the body to a third threaded portion on the circumferential surface of the body,
wherein the measurement ring is configured to be fitted within the pipeline and an entirety of each of the first tap, the second tap, and the third tap is integrated within the body.