US Pat. No. 10,430,954

TECHNIQUES FOR ACCURATE POSE ESTIMATION

Applied Research Associat...

1. A method of enhancing the accuracy of pose estimation of a display, comprising the steps of:receiving, from a three-axis rate gyroscope, rotation data for the display;
calculating, based at least in part on the rotation data for the display, a magnitude associated with a rotation rate for the display;
adjusting, by a processor, a bandwidth associated with a low-pass filter based on the calculated rotation rate for the display,
wherein the low-pass filter is an exponentially weighted moving average with a parameter based on the calculated rotation rate;
applying, by the processor, the low-pass filter to orientation update data for the display to obtain filtered orientation update data for the display;
updating, by the processor and based on the filtered orientation data, an Extended Kalman Filter-based estimation of an orientation of the display;
predicting, by the processor and based on the Extended Kalman Filter-based estimation of the orientation of the display, a future orientation for the display;
determining, based at least in part on the future orientation for the display, a relative bearing to a point of interest;
displaying, on the display, indicia of the relative bearing to the point of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,430,948

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREPARING TEXT IMAGES FOR OPTICAL-CHARACTER RECOGNITION

ABBYY PRODUCTION LLC, Mo...

1. An image-processing subsystem included within a device, appliance, or system that acquires an image containing text with curved text lines and inputs the acquired, text-containing image to the image-processing subsystem to generate a corresponding corrected image in which the text lines are straightened and have a rectilinear organization, the image-processing subsystem comprising:a separate hardware layer or a hardware layer shared with the device, appliance, or system that includes one or more processors, one or more memories; and
computer instructions stored in one or more physical data-storage devices that, when executed by one or more of the one or more processors, control the image-processing subsystem to receive the input text-containing image,
identify a page sub-image within the text-containing image,
correct a vertical perspective of the page sub-image,
generate a text-line-curvature model for the page sub-image that associates inclination angles with pixels in the page sub-image,
generate local displacements, using the text-line-curvature model, for pixels in the page sub-image from the text-line-curvature model, and
transfer pixels from the page sub-image to a corrected page-sub-image using pixel displacements generated from the local displacements to construct a corrected page sub-image in which the text lines are straightened and in which the text characters and symbols have a rectilinear arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,430,940

INSPECTION SYSTEM AND INSPECTION METHOD

KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC....

1. An inspection system comprising:a measurement unit configured to irradiate light on an inspection object to acquire an image of the inspection object;
a processing unit configured to detect an outline of the inspection object in the image of the inspection object; and
an output unit configured to overlap and display the outline with reference information,
wherein the processing unit is configured to:
set a height inspection region based on a center of the outline;
determine whether a height of the outline is good or defective based on the reference information within the height inspection region;
set at least one reference point on the outline based on an end point of the outline;
calculate a slope of the at least one reference point;
determine whether the slope of the outline is good or defective based on the reference information; and
perform image processing for visualizing the outline using any one of dots, dashed lines, solid lines, faces or three-dimensional shapes on the outline according to whether the height and the slope of the outline is good or defective.

US Pat. No. 10,430,934

IMAGE STITCHING METHOD AND IMAGE STITCHING DEVICE

VATICS INC., New Taipei ...

1. An image stitching method comprising:acquiring two images adjacent by each other;
detecting an overlapped region of the two adjacent images;
compiling statistics of image information about the overlapped region of the two adjacent images;
utilizing the image information to compute a compensation factor as a ratio of a predetermined ideal value to one of the two adjacent images; and
adjusting at least one of the two adjacent images in accordance with the compensation factor to make the image information of the two adjacent images into harmony, wherein the compensation factor comprises a plurality of compensation parameters, the image stitching method optionally sets a mean value, a highest value or a lowest value of the plurality of compensation parameters to be an amended weighting of the compensation factor.

US Pat. No. 10,430,884

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRADE AGGREGATION OF TRADE ALLOCATIONS AND SETTLEMENTS

Virtu ITG Software Soluti...

1. An automated data tracking system, comprising:a data interface for managing a plurality of electronic orders transmitted to one or more executing brokers, said plurality of electronic orders including at least one wrap block order and at least one institutional block order;
an automated system for receiving data for said plurality of electronic orders and automatically merging the plurality of electronic orders into a single merged block order, apportioning the single merged block order into a plurality of smaller electronic orders, and electronically communicating the plurality of smaller electronic orders to a plurality of order destinations; and
a post-trade aggregation system configured to receive execution data from the plurality of order destinations for individual executions corresponding to the plurality of smaller electronic orders and automatically to compress the individual executions into a single net marked-up step-out for wrap orders and a single average-priced block for institutional orders;
wherein the system for merging is an algorithmic trading and routing server remotely located from data interface;
the plurality of order destinations are electronic destinations that automatically execute matches of electronic orders without human intervention and, for each match, automatically generates and transmits execution data for each individual executions; and
said post-trade aggregation system is further configured to intercept execution data transmitted by the plurality of order destinations to said data interface.

US Pat. No. 10,430,873

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO EVALUATE AND PROVIDE FUNDS IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS

Kabbage, Inc., Atlanta, ...

1. A computer implemented method to approve a transfer of funds, the method comprising:performing the following operations on a server, wherein a user is using a remote computer in a remote location from the server:
receiving access to mandatory information about the user and storing the mandatory information in an electronic computer database;
displaying a window on the remote computer of the user comprising a list of a plurality of levels, each level out of the plurality of levels comprising a different type of optional information;
enabling the user to select selected levels in any combination of the plurality of levels in the list in the window, wherein the list indicates which of the plurality of levels is selected;
displaying at least one or more further separate windows on the remote computer of the user corresponding to each of the selected level which thereby receives optional information from the user corresponding to the selected levels in the further separate windows;
storing the optional information in the electronic computer database;
determining an amount of funds to provide to the user using the mandatory information and the optional information; and
allowing the user to request the amount of funds for transfer to the user, and upon the request, initiating an electronic transfer of funds to an account associated with the user, wherein as a result of entering the optional information the user receives an incentive,
wherein the incentive is the amount of funds is greater when the user provides the optional information than the amount of funds if the user had not provided the optional information.

US Pat. No. 10,430,863

VOICE COMMERCE

VB Assets, LLC, Bellevue...

1. A method for providing voice commerce, the method being implemented on a computer system having one or more physical processors programmed with computer program instructions which, when executed, perform the method, the method comprising:receiving, by the computer system, a user input comprising a natural language utterance;
providing, by the computer system, the natural language utterance as an input to a speech recognition engine;
obtaining, by the computer system, one or more words or phrases recognized from the natural language utterance as an output of the speech recognition engine;
identifying, by the computer system, based on the one or more words or phrases, a product or service to be purchased on behalf of a user;
searching, by the computer system, one or more databases based on the identified product or service to be purchased on behalf of the user;
selecting, by the computer system, without further user input after the receipt of the user input, a seller from which to purchase the identified product or service based on the search; and
completing, by the computer system, without further user input after the receipt of the user input, a purchase transaction for the identified product or service from the selected seller.

US Pat. No. 10,430,847

DYNAMIC DOMAIN REGISTRATION

Plan Bee LLC, Santa Moni...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a domain name registry, a plurality of available domain names prior to a first registration or first sale of any domain name from the plurality of available domain names;
determining, at the domain name registry, an initial price at which the plurality of available domain names are offered to one or more registrars;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a first price parameter for a particular domain name of the plurality of available domain names based on a number of search results returned in response to a query of the particular domain name;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a second price parameter for the particular domain name based on a number of characters forming the particular domain name, wherein computing the second price parameter comprise changing the second price parameter for each additional character that forms the particular domain name;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a third price parameter for the particular domain name based on proximity between spelling of the particular domain name to one of a plurality of words in a dictionary;
compiling, at the domain name registry, a list of currently trending words based on a number of times each word in the list of currently trending words is queried by a plurality of users;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a fourth price parameter for the particular domain name based on similarity between the particular domain name and one or more words from said list of currently trending words;
adjusting, at the domain name registry, a fifth price parameter for the particular domain name based on a number of domain names from the plurality of available names that have one or more of a similar spelling or similar definition as the particular domain name, and that remain unregistered;
providing, from the domain name registry to at least one domain name registrar, a dynamic price for the particular domain name based on the initial price and two or more of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth price parameters;
registering the particular domain name in response to a buyer acquiring the particular domain name for the dynamic price, wherein said registering comprises configuring operation of an authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) server controlling resolution of DNS queries to a top-level domain (TLD), country-code top-level domain (ccTLD), or generic top-level domain (gTLD) of the particular domain name;
receiving at the authoritative DNS server, a DNS query directed to the particular domain name; and
resolving the DNS query by identifying a server address specified from said configuring.

US Pat. No. 10,430,843

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PURCHASING NON-FUEL MERCHANDISE

ADDITECH, INC., Sugar La...

1. A system, comprising:a fuel dispenser for dispensing fuel to a vehicle;
a fuel additive system in communication with the fuel dispenser, wherein the fuel additive system comprises:
a computer system; and
a hydraulic controller for dispensing a fuel-additive product to the vehicle; and
a point-of-sale system in communication with the fuel dispenser and the fuel additive system, wherein at least a portion of the point-of-sale system is located inside a retail store, and wherein the computer system of the fuel additive system is for:
monitoring purchase messages between the fuel dispenser and the point-of-sale system for purchase selections made at the fuel dispenser to determine whether purchases at the fuel dispenser include the fuel-additive product;
upon a determination that a first purchase message of the purchase messages between the fuel dispenser and the point-of-sale system does not include the fuel-additive product, subsequently passing the first purchase message to the point-of-sale system; and
upon a determination that the first purchase message includes the fuel-additive product:
creating a new purchase message regarding the fuel-additive product in a format receivable by the point-of-sale system and forwarding the new purchase message to the point-of-sale system; and
upon detecting dispenser fuel pulses from the fuel dispenser indicative of fuel flow, controlling the hydraulic controller to dispense the fuel-additive product for the vehicle; and
wherein the point-of-sale system is for presenting a total amount of the purchase selections at the point-of-sale system.

US Pat. No. 10,430,810

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE MARKETABILITY OF A PRODUCT

Health Care Direct, Inc.,...

1. A system for assessing the marketability of a product comprising:at least one data gathering system for sensing subject product data and subject benchmark data, at least a portion of the at least one data gathering system equipped to a subject;
a computing device having a processing unit for receiving the subject product data and the subject benchmark data from said at least one data gathering system, the processing unit operatively coupled to a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising instructions stored thereon, which, when executed by the processing unit, perform the steps of:
presenting a product stimulus and at least one benchmark stimulus to the at least one subject;
recording the subject product data and the subject benchmark data;
manipulating the subject product data to create a single subject product data point representing a first location of the product stimulus on a 3D mood map;
manipulating the subject benchmark data to create at least one subject benchmark data point, each of the at least one subject benchmark data point associated with one of the at least one benchmark stimulus, the at least one single subject benchmark data point representing a second location of a respective one of the at least one benchmark stimulus on the 3D mood map;
calculating at least one emotional term value based upon said single subject product data point and the at least one subject benchmark data point; and
assigning an emotional term to the product based upon the at least one emotional term value.

US Pat. No. 10,430,791

BIOMETRIC SECURE SALES AND PAYMENT TERMINAL USING FACE RECOGNITION AND FINGER PRINT DEFINITION METHODS

MT BILGI TEKNOLOJILERI VE...

1. A biometric secure sales and payment terminal using face recognition and fingerprint recognition, comprising: an electronic TFT screen which displays transactions carried out by a user,a customer screen where a customer can see information about expenses and costs,
a paper roll on which a payment information of the customer is printed,
a motherboard which arranges a system algorithm, stores the program as digital and analogue data, and compares a fingerprint and/or a face recognition data by communicating with a bank,
a battery which enables the transactions to be carried out by providing power to the terminal when there is no mains electricity,
a thermal printer which prints the information slips about sales, payment, report receipts on a paper roll,
a speaker which enables the customer and the user to hear the transactions carried out,
a card reader where a card contact is physically carried out and the card is magnetically read,
a GSM antenna which carries out data flow with a base station, and enables the communication of the terminal with the necessary posts,
a keyboard which enables the transactions to be carried out on the terminal by the user,
a top cover which protects the terminal from impact that may be received from the top,
a financial stamp screw which shows that access into the secure sales and payment terminal is performed by leaving a mark in the case that the secure sales and payment terminal is tampered,
a financial stamp screw slot which enables the attachment of the financial stamp screw,
a program which manages the communication between all the analogue and digital parts found inside the terminal and which is uploaded into a memory within the motherboard,
an internal EKU which is an electronic record unit where all the copies of all transactions carried out on the secure sales and payment terminal are recorded therein,
a chip card reader which is located on the secure sales and payment terminal and which can read the information of the customer loaded inside a chip found on the bank card,
a GPS antenna which communicates with a satellite, and aids in determining the position of the secure sales and payment terminal,
a camera located on the terminal, which captures a face image of the customer and submits face information to the motherboard so that the face information can be compared with the face data of the bank,
a fingerprint reader, located on the terminal, which takes the fingerprint of the customer and submits fingerprint information to the motherboard so that the fingerprint is matched with the fingerprint information of the bank,
a micro processor secure financial memory module which erases daily total sales and total VAT amount inside the secure sales and payment terminal and stores the daily total sales and the total VAT amount in a secure state which cannot be changed and which is in compliance with a financial cash register technical specification.

US Pat. No. 10,430,779

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSACTING AT AN ATM USING A MOBILE DEVICE

Capital One Services LLC,...

1. A system for transacting at an automated teller machine (ATM), comprising:one or more memory devices storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
receive transaction data associated with a transaction request received from a mobile device associated with a customer, wherein the transaction data includes a customer identifier,
identify a customer account based on the customer identifier;
determine that the mobile device is physically located within a predetermined distance from the ATM, by detecting an identification signal transmitted from the mobile device to the ATM via a local network;
responsive to the detected identification signal, transmit a signal to the mobile device indicating that the mobile device is within the predetermined distance from the ATM, for displaying a notification and prompt on the mobile device;
wherein a financial service provider system associated with the ATM detects capabilities associated with the mobile device;
prompt, via the signal, the mobile device based on the detected capabilities associated with the mobile device to provide authentication data associated with the customer;
receive, from the mobile device and in response to the displayed prompt, the authentication data associated with the customer, the authentication data being provided by the customer operating the mobile device and without requiring the customer to directly input data at the ATM and wherein a transaction amount above a predefined threshold requires receipt of a more secure type of authentication data or greater amount of authentication data;
determine, based on the transaction amount, whether the received authentication data authenticates the transaction;
based on the determination, iteratively prompt the mobile device to enter additional authentication data;
wherein a number of iterations depends on the customer account and the transaction amount;
authorize the transaction when the authentication data authenticates the transaction by comparing the received authentication data with stored customer data corresponding to the customer; and
based on the determination, provide an indication to the ATM to perform the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,430,763

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING FREELANCERS

Upwork, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A system for optimizing performance and minimizing delays within a services exchange medium, the system comprising:at least one data store that together stores:
a job post associated with a client;
a freelancer profile associated with a freelancer; and
a client profile associated with the client; and
a computer server communicatively coupled with the at least one data store and configured to:
establish a plurality of onboarding process flows configured by the client, wherein each of the plurality of onboarding process flows includes initial onboarding tasks that are specific to a position within the services exchange medium and also includes rules that define completion dependencies for the initial onboarding tasks;
associate the freelancer with one of the plurality of onboarding process flows previously configured by the client;
access from the at least one data store the job post, the freelancer profile, and the client profile;
automatically capture data from the job post, the freelancer profile and the client profile;
implement a first algorithm that computes a first score based on the captured data, wherein the first score is mapped to one of a plurality of onboarding levels;
when the first score is within a first range, ascertain a classification of the freelancer without needing to request for input from the freelancer;
when the first score is not within the first range, automatically influence rigor of the onboarding process that is associated with the freelancer by dynamically integrating additional onboarding tasks into the onboarding process, wherein data associated with the additional onboarding tasks that subsequently are received are used by the computer server to support the classification of the freelancer; and
present the onboarding process flow that is associated with the freelancer in an onboarding dashboard for display on a viewing device, wherein the rules enforce an order of user inputs into the onboarding dashboard such that when a subsequent onboarding task that is dependent on at least one uncompleted onboarding task is activated, a task message for the subsequent onboarding task and reachable from the onboarding dashboard is displayed, wherein the task message displays the at least one uncompleted onboarding task that needs to be completed prior to starting the subsequent onboarding task, and wherein the task message is displayed while the at least one uncompleted onboarding task is not activated.

US Pat. No. 10,430,759

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISCOVERING A PERFORMANCE ARTIST

Viacom International Inc....

1. A method, comprising:receiving a user request for primary content of a primary artist from a user media device, the primary content being characterized with a primary content theme;
identifying a social connection between the primary artist and a secondary artist a social network;
identifying secondary content of the secondary artist, the secondary content being characterized with a secondary content theme; and
providing to the user media device a user recommendation for the secondary content of the secondary artist based on the identified social connection between the primary and secondary artists and the identified primary and secondary content themes; and
displaying a video feed for the content of the secondary artist via a graphical user interface of the user media device; and
displaying social media overlay including the social connection via the graphical user interface of the user media device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,758

CYCLE COUNT BASED INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Aesynt Incorporated, War...

1. A method for managing medication inventory comprising:maintaining, in a medication dispensing device in a dispensing mode, a medication a no-touch system where a medication is picked from the medication dispensing device without updating an inventory count of the medication in an inventory system;
receiving, with a computer system comprising one or more processors, an order to one of increase the inventory count of the medication in the inventory system and decrease the inventory count of the medication in the inventory system from an order entry device other than the medication dispensing device;
dispensing device in the dispensing mode;
determining, with the computer system, a predicted count of the medication associated with the medication dispensing device based on the order;
determining, with the computer system, assignment data associated with the medication based on the predicted count and one or more inventory criteria associated with the medication;
providing, with the computer system, the assignment data to a remote device, wherein the assignment data includes a prompt to perform a cycle count of the medication associated with the medication dispensing device;
receiving, with the computer system from the remote device, cycle count data associated with the cycle count of the medication; and
updating, with the computer system, the inventory count of the medication based on the cycle count data.

US Pat. No. 10,430,757

MASS TIMBER BUILDING FACTORY SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING PREFABRICATED CLASS-A FIRE-PROTECTED MASS TIMBER BUILDING COMPONENTS FOR USE IN CONSTRUCTING PREFABRICATED CLASS-A FIRE-PROTECTED MASS TIMBER BUILDINGS

N-Fire Suppression, Inc.,...

1. A method of producing a pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building in a factory environment supporting one or more production lines for producing prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building components designed for construction of said pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building on a building construction site, said method comprising the steps of:(a) receiving an order for a prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building characterized by a set of design specifications;
(b) analyzing the set of design specifications for said pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building, into a set of design specification for prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building components to be fabricated in said factory environment in accordance with a prefabricated mass-timber building project;
(c) determining the type and quantity of wood required to fabricate each said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component specified by said pre-fabricated mass-timber building project;
(d) determining a supply of clean fire inhibiting chemical (CFIC) liquid required to treat wood to be used to fabricate each said Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component;
(e) fabricating each said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component in said factory environment, using the type and quantity of wood determined in step (c);
(f) during fabrication of each said mass-timber building component in said factory environment, applying said CFIC liquid to the wood of said mass-timber building component being treated, so as to fabricate a Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component for use in constructing said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building;
(g) after applying said CFIC liquid to the wood of each said treated mass-timber building component in said factory environment so as to produce said Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component, certifying and marking each said Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component as being applied with said CFIC liquid, for inspection and documentation purposes;
(h) during fabrication of each pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component in said factory environment, applying an identifying tag to each produced Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component being produced for use in the ordered prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building;
(i) during fabrication of each said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component in said factory environment, capturing and collecting digital photographs and/or videos visually showing an indication of Class-A fire-protection stamped or posted on each said pre-fabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component;
(j) uploading said digital photographs and/or videos including wood-treatment and fire-protection information with time/date and location stamping, to an information server maintained on a computer network; and
(k) during construction of said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building on a building construction site, remotely located from said factory environment, accessing said digital photographs and/or videos, including wood-treatment and fire-protection status information with time/date and location stamping, from said information server maintained on said computer network, so as to provide visual evidence for entities involved in said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building, that said CFIC liquid has been applied to each said prefabricated Class-A fire-protected mass-timber building component and provided with Class-A fire-protection while being fabricated in said factory environment.

US Pat. No. 10,430,755

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT DEVICE

1. An inventory management device to monitor an amount of a material in a container, the device comprising:a capacitive level sensor to measure a first capacitance value of the material in the container and the container and a second capacitance value of the container;
a vibration sensor in electronic communication with the capacitive level sensor to generate a vibration signal that corresponds to a vibration of the container;
a storage unit in electronic communication with the capacitive level sensor to store the first capacitance value;
a controller in electronic communication with the capacitive level sensor and storage unit to measure a change in the capacitance between the first capacitance value and second capacitance value;
a transmitter in electronic communication with the controller to transmit an output signal when the controller measures the change in capacitance; and
a flexible battery to power the capacitive level sensor, vibration sensor, storage unit, controller, and transmitter;
wherein the inventory management device has a thickness less than 1 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,430,754

MONITORING PARTS IN A FACILITY

WEIR GROUP IP LIMITED, G...

1. A method for tracking parts in a facility, the method comprising:storing a beacon identifier in a wireless beacon attached to a first part moving through the facility;
retrieving, by the wireless beacon attached to the first part moving through the facility, a tag identifier stored in a location tag attached to a second part moving through the facility, wherein the first part is distinct from the second part, and wherein the first part and the second part are coupled together as constituent parts of a manufacturing item moving through the facility;
generating, on the wireless beacon attached to the first part, a location signal comprising:
(1) the beacon identifier of the wireless beacon attached to the first part moving through the facility, and
(2) the tag identifier of the location tag attached to the second part moving through the facility; and
transmitting, from the wireless beacon attached to the first part, the location signal comprising both the beacon identifier of the wireless beacon attached to the first part and the tag identifier of the location tag attached to the second part to one or more receivers for tracking locations of the first part and the second part in the facility.

US Pat. No. 10,430,752

STORAGE EQUIPMENT AND DOOR-TO-DOOR DELIVERY SYSTEM

FULLTIME SYSTEM CO., LTD....

1. A storage equipment system, comprising:a plurality of multiple receiving boxes, for exclusively storing deliveries designated to ones of a plurality of users;
wherein the storage equipment system is operably lockable to temporarily store a first delivery after a first deposition, and if a carrier ID is input into said storage equipment system to generate an authentication then said authentication is executed to unlock and allow said plurality of multiple receiving boxes to additionally receive at least a second delivery after said first delivery in ones of said plurality of multiple receiving boxes prior to a user removing any first or later delivery;
a single receiving box that is commonly available for all said plurality of users;
a sensor to determine a contents of said multiple receiving boxes; and
a sensor for monitoring a storing state inside said multiple receiving boxes, wherein the storing state is communicated to at least one of said receiving box having a display element and a carrier terminal, wherein when at least one storing state of said plurality of multiple receiving boxes is unavailable and in-use, then unlocking the single receiving box.

US Pat. No. 10,430,736

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING A DYNAMIC ORIGIN-DESTINATION MATRIX

CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICE...

1. A method for generating an origin-destination matrix for a transportation system, the method performed by at least one processor in communication with at least one memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to perform operations including:initializing, for an entry-only validating transportation system, an origin-destination matrix with a set of origin stops and a set of destination stops;
acquiring, in real-time, via a plurality of automated ticket validation systems of the transportation system, validation sequences for each traveler of a set of travelers on the transportation system, each validation sequence including a plurality of the origin stops, a timestamp associated with each of the plurality of the origin stops, and a ticket identification associated with the validation sequence used at each of the plurality of the origin stops, wherein the ticket identification is distinct for each traveler, wherein the automated ticket validation systems comprise a ticket reading device to acquire validation information to generate the validation sequences;
for each origin stop:
selecting, from the set of destination stops, a set of possible alighting stops associated with the origin stop,
computing a probability for each of the possible alighting stops being a destination stop for the origin stop, and
selecting a most probable alighting stop as a respective destination stop from the set of possible alighting stops;
for each of the validation sequences, generating a set of subsequences, each subsequence including a respective one of the plurality of the origin stops and the associated timestamp;
based on the set of subsequences, identifying subsequences which in combination constitute a valid transfer trip for at least one traveler of the set of travelers;
for a combination of subsequences constituting the valid transfer trip, determining whether the valid transfer trip is a multi-goal trip for the at least one traveler of the set of travelers for which there is at least a first destination stop with an intermediate goal and a second destination stop with a final goal;
updating the origin-destination matrix based on the determination;
refining at least one route of the transportation system in accordance with the updated origin-destination matrix; and
modifying the transportation system using the updated origin-destination matrix, wherein the modification of the transportation system includes a plurality of: adding or removing a vehicle from the at least one route, adding or subtracting the at least one route, changing a path of the at least one route, adding or removing a station along the at least one route, and adding or subtracting a stop along the at least one route.

US Pat. No. 10,430,720

MOVEABLE STORAGE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to:
determine an anticipated location change of a user from a first geographical location to a second geographical location; and
after determining the anticipated location change, based on an indication that the user will access data associated with the user during the anticipated location change, and before the user changes location from the first geographical location to the second geographical location, move the data associated with the user from a storage device associated with the first geographical location to a mobile device associated with the user.

US Pat. No. 10,430,711

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FUNC-BASED EXPERIENCE FRAMEWORK WITH CROSS-USER INTELLIGENCE

TCL RESEARCH AMERICA INC....

1. A method for providing desired application usage experience to a user on a user device, comprising:automatically converting a plurality of App pages into FUNC descriptors to be stored, wherein each FUNC descriptor includes at least non-functional properties of a FUNC, capability of the FUNC, and an interface of the FUNC to invoke the FUNC;
obtaining at least one user intention inputted by the user;
determining at least one FUNC descriptor from the FUNC descriptors for fulfilling the user intention;
recommending to the user with at least one FUNC corresponding to the at least one FUNC descriptor by rendering the at least one FUNC descriptor on the user device;
invoking the at least one FUNC directly from the user device without going through a launching page of an App page providing the at least one FUNC;
repurposing the at least one FUNC descriptor based on preference of the user and characteristics of the user device; and
rendering the at least one FUNC descriptor on the user device based on the repurposing of the at least one FUNC descriptor, comprising:
using an estimation (EST) of effort that the user makes to use the at least one FUNC to establish an underlying mechanism for the repurposing, wherein:

wherein M is a match cost that measures how appropriate each widget is for consuming an information of a FUNC element, N is a navigational cost that estimates an extra user effort required to manipulate the widget, F is the FUNC element, R is a rendering of the FUNC element (F) and is a trader off of two factors, M and N of using the rendering, giving a device (D) and a user (U).

US Pat. No. 10,430,691

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR OBJECT DETECTOR BASED ON CNN, ADAPTABLE TO CUSTOMERS' REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS KEY PERFORMANCE INDEX, USING TARGET OBJECT MERGING NETWORK AND TARGET REGION ESTIMATING NETWORK, AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for learning parameters of an object detector based on a CNN by using a target object merging network and a target region estimating network, comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, if at least one training video is acquired, (i) instructing an image-manipulating network to generate a (1_1)-st manipulated image to a (1_n)-th manipulated image corresponding to first estimated target regions, where each of at least one target objects is estimated as located, on each of a (1_1)-st image to a (1_n)-th image included in a first image pyramid corresponding to a first frame which is a current frame of the training video, and generate a first integrated training image by concatenating the (1_1)-st manipulated image to the (1_n)-th manipulated image, (ii) instructing one or more convolutional layers to apply one or more convolution operations to the first integrated training image, to thereby generate a first feature map, instructing an RPN to generate (1_1)-st object proposals to (1_n)-th object proposals, corresponding to the target object located on each of the (1_1)-st manipulated image to the (1_n)-th manipulated image in the first integrated training image by using the first feature map, instructing a pooling layer to generate a first pooled feature map by applying one or more pooling operations to one or more regions, corresponding to the (1_1)-st object proposals to the (1_n)-th object proposals, on the first feature map, and instructing an FC layer to apply at least one fully connected operation to the first pooled feature map, to thereby generate (1_1)-st object detection information to (1_n)-th object detection information, corresponding to the target object, and (iii) instructing the target object merging network to generate first merged object proposals by merging the (1_1)-st object proposals to the (1_n)-th object proposals, and generate first merged object detection information by merging the (1_1)-st object detection information to the (1_n)-th object detection information, and instructing an FC loss layer to calculate one or more first FC losses by referring to the first merged object detection information and its corresponding GT, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the FC layer and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the first FC losses; and
(b) the learning device (i) instructing the target object estimating network to search for (k?1)-th target regions, where the target object is estimated as located, on the (k?1)-th frame by referring to {(k?1)_1}-st object proposals to {(k?1)_n}-th object proposals on a (k?1)-th integrated training image, and instructing the target region estimating network to search for k-th estimated target regions, corresponding to one or more regions, where the (k?1)-th target regions are estimated as located, on a k-th frame, (ii) instructing the image-manipulating network to generate a (k_1)-st manipulated image to a (k_n)-th manipulated image corresponding to the k-th estimated target regions, on each of a (k_1)-st image to a (k_n)-th image included in a k-th image pyramid corresponding to the k-th frame, and generate a k-th integrated training image by concatenating the (k_1)-st manipulated image to the (k_n)-th manipulated image, (iii) instructing the convolutional layers to apply the convolution operations to the k-th integrated training image, to thereby generate a k-th feature map, instructing the RPN to generate (k_1)-st object proposals to (k_n)-th object proposals, corresponding to the target object located on each of the (k_1)-st manipulated image to the (k_n)-th manipulated image in the k-th integrated training image by using the k-th feature map, instructing the pooling layer to generate a k-th pooled feature map by applying the pooling operations to one or more regions, corresponding to the (k_1)-st object proposals to the (k_n)-th object proposals, on the k-th feature map, and instructing the FC layer to apply the fully connected operation to the k-th pooled feature map, to thereby generate (k_1)-st object detection information to (k_n)-th object detection information, corresponding to the target object, and (iv) instructing the target object merging network to generate k-th merged object proposals by merging the (k_1)-st object proposals to the (k_n)-th object proposals, and generate k-th merged object detection information by merging the (k_1)-st object detection information to the (k_n)-th object detection information, and instructing the FC loss layer to calculate one or more k-th FC losses by referring to the k-th merged object detection information and its corresponding GT, to thereby learn at least part of parameters of the FC layer and the convolutional layers by backpropagating the k-th FC losses, by increasing k from 2 to n.

US Pat. No. 10,430,625

BARCODE READING ACCESSORY FOR A MOBILE DEVICE HAVING A ONE-WAY MIRROR

THE CODE CORPORATION, Dr...

1. A barcode reading enhancement system for a mobile device, the mobile device comprising a processor, a display screen, a camera comprising a camera lens, and memory, the barcode reading enhancement system comprising:an accessory securable to the mobile device, the accessory comprising:
an optic module within a camera field of view of the camera, wherein the optic module folds the camera field of view toward a direction extending away from a top end of the mobile device to create a system field of view; and
a target-generating structure configured to project a targeting pattern through the optic module into a center of the system field of view; and
a mobile barcode reading application comprising executable code stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, causes the camera to capture an image of a barcode within the system field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,430,614

AUTOMATIC INITIATION OF EXECUTION ANALYSIS

Bromium, Inc., Cupertino...

1. One or more non-transitory machine-readable storage mediums storing one or more sequences of instructions for initiating execution analysis upon a bit set, which when executed by one or more processors, causes:monitoring execution of the bit set in a host operating system execution environment to identify whether the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic, wherein said suspicious characteristic corresponds to one or more of a set consisting of: (1) creating a new executable bit set, (2) modifying an existing executable bit set in the host operating system execution environment, and (3) loading a new dynamic link library (DLL) file, wherein said monitoring execution of said bit set is performed without additional performance of execution analysis upon said bit set;
upon determining that the execution of the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic, then consulting metadata maintained locally upon a machine in which said one or more processors reside to determine if said execution analysis has previously been performed upon said bit set; and
upon determining that the execution of the bit set exhibits a suspicious characteristic and upon determining that said execution analysis has not yet been performed upon said bit set, then (a) ceasing the execution of the bit set in the host operating system execution environment, (b) instantiating an isolated environment configured to have the same operating attributes as said host operating system execution environment, (c) copying the bit set into the isolated environment and transferring control to the bit set within the isolated environment, and (d) initiating said execution analysis upon the bit set in the isolated environment,
wherein said same operating attributes includes any versions of software executing in said host operating system execution environment and any patches applied to said host operating system execution environment.

US Pat. No. 10,430,591

USING THREAT MODEL TO MONITOR HOST EXECUTION IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT

Bromium, Inc., Cupertino...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more sequences of instructions for monitoring a host operating system, which when executed, cause:storing and maintaining, in an isolated execution environment, a threat model that identifies, for any process executing on a host operating system executing on a same machine as the isolated execution environment, a pattern of allowable behavior for the process;
the isolated execution environment monitoring execution of a particular process, and those processes in a monitoring circle relationship with the particular process, within the host operating system, wherein the monitoring circle relationship includes a parent process to the particular process, any process in communication with a member of monitoring circle relationship, and any process instantiated by a present member of monitoring circle relationship;
the isolated execution environment comparing observed behavior of the particular process and those processes in the monitoring circle relationship with the threat model; and
upon the isolated execution environment determining that the particular process has behaved in a manner inconsistent with the pattern of allowable behavior identified by the threat model for that process, the isolated execution environment taking a responsive action.

US Pat. No. 10,430,581

COMPUTER TELEMETRY ANALYSIS

Chronicle LLC, Mountain ...

1. A system comprising one or more computers and one or more storage devices on which are stored instructions that are operable, when executed by the one or more computers, to cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:accessing data describing a telemetry tree that includes a plurality of nodes and edges, wherein:
each node represents a telemetry value of a telemetry type, and one of the nodes is a root node;
each edge connects two of the nodes and indicates a relationship between the two of the nodes connected to the edge; and
each edge has a number of values equal to a depth of a deepest child node of the two of the nodes to which the edge connects, and each value represents a relationship between respective spans of nodes in a path from the root node to the deepest child node to which the edge connects, wherein:
the respective spans of nodes in the path from the root node to the deepest child node to which the edge connects includes: i) a span that begins from the root node and that descends to the deepest child node to which the edge connects, and ii) for each descendent child node from the root node and that is not the deepest child node to which the edge connects, a span from the descendent child node to the deepest child node to which the edge connects;
each value is unique from each other value for the edge and from each of the values of each other edge in the path from the root node to the deepest child node;
querying, for each of the edges in the telemetry tree using at least one value for the edge from the number of values, historical telemetry data that quantifies an anomaly score for each value to determine whether the relationship indicated by the edge in the telemetry tree represents a potentially malicious relationship; and
performing an action using a result of the querying of the historical telemetry data that indicates whether one of the anomaly scores indicates that the relationship indicated by the edge in the telemetry tree represents a potentially malicious relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,430,577

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTER PROCESS PRIVILIGE TRANSFER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A machine-readable non-transitory storage medium having instructions therein, which when executed by a machine, cause the machine to perform a method of dynamically transferring a second privilege of a second process to a first process, while both the first and second processes are running, the method comprising:running a plurality of processes including the first process and the second process, each process having attributes including a privilege to control access of the process to processing resources, wherein the first process is running with a first privilege, wherein the first process with the first privilege is allowed to access a first processing resource and is prohibited from access to a second processing resource, wherein the second process is running in a first mode with a second privilege, wherein the second process with the second privilege is allowed to access at least the first processing resource;
receiving, by the running second process, from a voucher management system, a message containing a first voucher comprising an attribute having a value indicating that the second process is to run in a second mode, wherein the second mode modifies the second privilege to prohibit access to the first processing resource and allow access to the second processing resource;
redeeming, by the second running process, the first voucher thereby dynamically transferring the second mode and modified second privilege to the second running process;
requesting by the running second process, from the voucher management system, a second voucher comprising one or more attributes, each having a value, related to a context of the second process, including at least one attribute and value pair specifying the modified second privilege;
in response to receiving by the running first process a message containing the second voucher requesting that the first process perform a data processing task on behalf of the running second process, redeeming, by the running first process, the second voucher with the voucher management system, thereby dynamically transferring the attribute and value pair specifying the modified second privilege to the running first process to allow the first process to access the second processing resource for the data processing task and to prohibit the first process from accessing the first processing resource; and
performing, by the first process running with the modified second privilege, the data processing task on the second processing resource on behalf of the running second process.

US Pat. No. 10,430,574

SYSTEMS FOR IDENTITY VALIDATION AND ASSOCIATION

FILEVINE, INC., Provo, U...

1. A computer system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to configure the computer system to perform at least the following:
receive an endorsable electronic instrument from an endorsement requesting party;
receive a mobile phone number associated with a targeted endorser;
associate the mobile phone number with the endorsable electronic instrument;
generate a link to a web-based application in which the endorsable electronic instrument is accessible to the targeted endorser;
send the generated link and an associated verification information request to the targeted endorser in the form of an SMS/MMS message using the mobile phone number associated with the targeted endorser, the verification information request including a request for imagery of the targeted endorser according to a particular pose or gesture;
receive an endorsed electronic instrument and electronic verification information through the web-based application, the electronic verification information including imagery data and including a time stamp indicating when the imagery data was captured,
wherein the imagery data is validated according to both,
whether the timestamp is sufficiently recent based on a predetermined time period, and
whether the imagery data corresponds to the particular pose or gesture required by the verification information request.

US Pat. No. 10,430,522

DYNAMIC SUGGESTIONS FOR CONTENT TRANSLATION

Qordoba, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an adaptive translation engine, a content segment to be translated;
retrieving an original translation of the content segment;
modifying, by a processor, the original translation to form a set of translation options, each translation option of the set of translation options an alternate translation of the content segment based on the original translation;
assigning, to each translation option of the set of translation options, a weight, the assigned weight defining a percentage of a plurality of users the translation option will be displayed to;
for each user of the plurality of users:
selecting a translation option of the set of translation options based on the weight associated with the translation option; and
transmitting for display the selected translation option to the user, wherein each of the set of translation options is transmitted to a subset of the plurality of users based on the weight associated with that translation option;
receiving feedback data from the plurality of users, the feedback data indicating which translation option of the set of translation options was viewed; and
modifying the weight associated with one or more translation options of the set of translation options based on the received feedback data.

US Pat. No. 10,430,512

METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR FORMATTING MESSAGES IN A MESSAGING USER INTERFACE WITHIN A GROUP-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Slack Technologies, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus configured for parsing and formatting a message in a group-based communication interface, the apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one non-transitory memory including program code, and a display device, wherein the at least one non-transitory memory and the program code are configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to at least:receive an input string generated through user engagement of the group-based communication interface, wherein the input string is associated with a formatted message;
parse the input string to identify a structured format trigger, wherein the structured format trigger indicates a structured format for the formatted message; and
apply the structured format to the input string to generate a structured message object for rendering to the group-based communication interface, wherein the structured format comprises a graphical representation of the formatted message;
display the structured message object in the group-based communication interface using the display device;
parse the structured message object to extract a plain text message object; and
transmit the plain text message object to a group-based communication server for storage by a group-based communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,430,504

PRESENTING DOCUMENT VERSIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:accessing a document management system, via a network, using a computing device, the document management system including a plurality of documents organized in a directory;
receiving a first input via the computing device indicating a first selection of a document of the plurality of documents;
displaying a preview of the document on a display of the computing device in response to the first input;
receiving a second input indicating a request to display visual identifiers for a first version of the document and a second version of the document stored in the document management system;
requesting, from the document management system and via the network, information for the first version of the document and the second version of the document;
receiving the information from the document management system, via the network;
determining a sequence for collaborative changes made to the first version of the document and the second version of the document based on the information received from the document management system;
generating a first visual identifier for the first version of the document and a second visual identifier for the second version of the document using the information, wherein:
the first visual identifier comprises a first image of at least a portion of the first version of the document and the second visual identifier comprises a second image of at least a portion of the second version of the document; and
the first image illustrating first indicia of first revisions made to the first version of the document, and the second image illustrating second indicia of second revisions made to the second version of the document;
displaying one or more controls on the display, a first control of the one or more controls being operable to receive a third input associated with a plurality of display layouts, wherein:
a first display layout of the plurality of display layouts specifies a first arrangement according to which the first visual identifier and the second visual identifier are to be presented on the display based at least in part on the sequence; and
a second display layout of the plurality of display layouts specifies a second arrangement according to which the first visual identifier and the second visual identifier are to be presented on the display based at least in part on the sequence;
receiving a third input via the first control, the third input indicating a second selection of the second display layout; and
displaying the first visual identifier and the second visual identifier on the display, according to the sequence and the second display layout, such that the first indicia of the first revisions made to the first version are displayed at least partly at a same time as the second indicia of the second revisions made to the second version.

US Pat. No. 10,430,503

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY CONTENT FITTING

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A device, comprising: a display device;a processor operatively coupled to a receiver; and
a memory comprising instructions that are executed by the processor to:
analyze a received communication comprising one or more words to identify text characters;
identify a non-synonym shortened representation for display of one or more of the text characters, wherein the shortened representation is selected based on display size and is identified based upon a shortening technique provided by a user and wherein the shortening technique corresponds a content type of the text characters, wherein the shortened representation comprises selectively resized portions of the one or more text characters to a smaller font size;
shorten the one or more of the text characters using the shortened representation; and
output display data including the shortened representation to the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,493

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT MATRIX MULTIPLICATION

Rain Neuromorphics Inc., ...

1. A system of sparse vector-matrix multiplication comprising:a substrate;
a circuit layer formed in or on the substrate;
a plurality of electrodes formed on the circuit layer; and
a mesh formed randomly on the plurality of electrodes, wherein the circuit layer is configured to:
receive a plurality of digital input signals;
convert the plurality of digital input signals to a plurality of analog input signals;
write the plurality of analog input signals on an input set of the plurality of electrodes;
read from an output set of the plurality of electrodes a plurality of analog output signals,
convert the plurality of analog output signals to a plurality of digital output signals, and
output the plurality of digital output signals.

US Pat. No. 10,430,478

AUTOMATIC FINDING OF ONLINE PROFILES OF AN ENTITY LOCATION

Reputation.com, Inc., Re...

19. A method, comprising:obtaining reference location data for location attributes of an entity location;
generating a first search query according to a first predefined search strategy and using at least some of the obtained reference location data;
performing a first search for a profile of the entity location on a source using the first search query;
obtaining a set of search results, wherein a given search result includes a Uniform Resource Location (URL) and corresponding search result location data;
evaluating, using one or more processors, the set of search results, wherein evaluating a search result includes:
normalizing corresponding search result location data included with the search result; and
comparing the normalized search result location data against the reference location data;
based at least in part on the evaluation, determining that none of the search results in the obtained set of search results match to the profile of the entity location on the source; and
based at least in part on determining that none of the search results in the obtained set of search results match to the profile of the entity location on the source, generating a second search query according to a second predefined search strategy and perform a second search for the profile of the entity location on the source using the second search query.

US Pat. No. 10,430,468

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING SENTENCES

UBERPLE CO., LTD., Seoul...

1. A document summarization method, comprising:receiving an interest keyword;
parsing a document, and identifying each of a plurality of sentences included in the parsed document;
configuring a graph having vertices and edges, wherein each vertex corresponds to each sentence, and each edge has a first weight corresponding to similarity between each pair of the sentences;
calculating importance of each sentence based on relevance between the received interest keyword and each sentence by applying a modified PageRank algorithm to the graph, wherein the modified PageRank algorithm is designed to reflect a second weight corresponding to whether the received interest keyword is included in a sentence of each vertex adjacent to a first vertex; and
extracting important sentences from the document based on the calculated importance to generate a summary of the document,
wherein the modified PageRank algorithm calculates importance of the first vertex based on relative importance of a first adjacent vertex of the first vertex and a number of edge of the first adjacent vertex,
wherein a degree to which the relative importance of the first adjacent vertex is reflected in the importance of first vertex is inversely proportional to the number of edge of the first adjacent vertex, so that the degree to which the relative importance of the first adjacent vertex is decreased as the number of edge of the first adjacent vertex is increased, and
wherein the second weight is reflected in the relative importance of vertices adjacent to the first vertex.

US Pat. No. 10,430,429

DATA MINING MANAGEMENT SERVER

Cognizant Technology Solu...

1. A computer-implemented data mining management system for outputting an action signal to a controlled system including a portion, the portion including a corresponding set of at least one object to be controlled, the computer-implemented data mining management system comprising:a memory storing a population of individuals to be deployed to a production environment as an actor, the individuals having been developed at least in part by a machine learning data mining system, wherein:
each respective one of the individuals has a rule associated therewith, the rule being for asserting an action in dependence upon production data, and
the actor (i) includes one or more of the individuals, (ii) is associated with the portion of the controlled system and (iii) is configured to transmit an intermediate action signal for asserting the action; and
a management server having a management rule set accessible thereto, the management server being configured to:
receive the intermediate action signal from the actor for asserting the action to the portion of the controlled system associated with the actor,
select, from a set of available operations, a selected operation to perform with respect to the received intermediate action signal, the selected operation being selected in dependence upon the management rule set accessible to the management server, and the set of available operations including an allowance of the received intermediate action signal and a blocking of the received intermediate action signal,
in response to the selected operation being the allowance of the received intermediate action signal, transmit the received intermediate action signal as the action signal to the portion of the controlled system to control the corresponding set of at least one object, and
in response to the selected operation being the blocking of the received intermediate action signal, block the received intermediate action signal from being received by the portion of the controlled system as the action signal.

US Pat. No. 10,430,397

PEER TO PEER OWNERSHIP NEGOTIATION

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method, comprising:tracking frequency of ownership change and relocation of a memory record between nodes of a networked system, where each node executes a segment of a shared file system for managing a plurality of memory records;
determining by a first file system segment of a first node that owns the memory record stored at a first memory, whether to change ownership of the memory record to a second node and relocate the memory record to a second memory of the second node; wherein relocation of the memory record is to make the memory record local to the second node for a type of use by the second node; and the change of ownership and the relocation is based on the tracked frequency of ownership and relocation, and a memory record type;
providing remote access to the memory record from the first memory to the second node via a network, when it is determined not to change ownership and relocate the memory record; and
changing ownership of the memory record and relocating the memory record via the network to the second memory of the second node for use by a second file system segment of the shared file system, when it is determined to change ownership and relocate the memory record; wherein the change of ownership and relocation of the memory record is delayed due to lack of capacity at the second memory of the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,430,378

FAST CONTAINER DISTRIBUTION WITH STORAGE ACCELERATION

Tintri by DDN, Inc., Cha...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an indication to run a container;
extracting from image data associated with the container a snapshot identifier associated with the container;
using the snapshot identifier comprising the image data associated with the container to create a clone based on a snapshot with which the snapshot identifier is associated, including by sending the snapshot identifier to a storage device and requesting that the storage device create the clone;
using data comprising the cloned snapshot to build and run the container;
using the clone to store data associated with at least a topmost layer of the container;
using a modified loopback module to provide a page cache that is shared by a file associated with said clone and a parent file associated with said snapshot; and
using a bitmap to keep track of which offsets in said file associated with said clone have been modified from a corresponding value at a corresponding offset in said parent file.

US Pat. No. 10,430,364

PACKET FORWARDING

New H3C Technologies Co.,...

1. A first interface board of a network device, wherein, comprising a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) Endpoint, an Ethernet switch chip, a board memory, and a logical device; whereinthe PCI-E Endpoint is to connect with a PCI-E root complex (RC) in a forwarding board of the network device via a PCI-E bus, wherein the PCI-E RC corresponds to the first interface board;
the Ethernet switch chip is to receive a first Ethernet data packet from an exterior of the network device;
the board memory is mapped to PCI-E memory space in the network device, wherein an address range in the PCI-E memory space mapped by the board memory is different from address ranges in the PCI-E memory space, which are mapped by a board memory of each remaining interface board, and mapped by a system memory of the forwarding board;
the logical device is to receive the first Ethernet data packet from the Ethernet switch chip, and determine a destination board of the first Ethernet data packet;
wherein when determining that the destination board of the first Ethernet data packet received from the Ethernet switch chip is a second interface board of the network device, the logical device is further to encapsulate the first Ethernet data packet into a first PCI-E packet, which takes a PCI-E memory space address of a board memory of the second interface board as destination address, such that the PCI-E Endpoint forwards the first PCI-E packet to the forwarding board of the network device;
the logical device is further to obtain from the board memory a second PCI-E packet coming from a third interface board, parse out a second Enternet data packet from the obtained second PCI-E packet, and transmit the second Ethernet data packet to the Ethernet switch chip, wherein the third interface board is the same as the second interface board, or is different from the second interface board.

US Pat. No. 10,430,361

COMBINATION WRITE BLOCKER

CRU Acquisition Group, LL...

1. A write blocking system comprising:a host computer including:
a host storage device storing program instructions for a blocking driver, and
a host processor operatively coupled to the host storage device and configured as a blocking driver while executing the blocking driver instructions;
a connection interface device physically separate from the host computer and configured to be operatively coupled to the host computer, the connection interface device including:
a drive socket configured to be connected to a storage drive, and
a processor assembly configured to communicate with the blocking driver while the connection interface device is operatively coupled to the host computer; and
wherein the blocking driver is configured to communicate with the processor assembly, the processor assembly is configured selectively to establish communication between the storage drive and the host computer after communication between the processor assembly and the blocking driver, and the blocking driver is further configured to prevent the host computer from altering data stored on the connected storage drive.

US Pat. No. 10,430,344

MEMORY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A memory resource management method, comprising:configuring, in a shared cache comprising multiple cache units, a bitmap table comprising multiple records, each record corresponding to one of the multiple cache units, each record comprising a first indication field and a second indication field that correspond to the corresponding cache unit, wherein the first indication field and the second indication field of each record both comprise at least one bit, the first indication field of the each record indicates whether the corresponding cache unit is occupied, and the second indication field of the each record indicates a quantity of cache unit recycling periods for which the corresponding cache unit has been occupied;
when a first cache unit of the multiple cache units has been occupied for m cache unit recycling periods, wherein m is a positive integer less than or equal to n, changing, in the bitmap table, the second indication field of the record corresponding to the first cache unit to a value indicating that the first cache unit has been occupied for m+f cache unit recycling periods, wherein f is a positive integer greater than or equal to 1, m+f is a positive integer less than or equal to n, and n indicates a preset quantity of cache unit recycling periods before recycling;
determining a recyclable cache unit according to the first indication field and the second indication field of the record that corresponds to each cache unit; and
recycling the recyclable cache unit.

US Pat. No. 10,430,318

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENTLY PERFORMING REGRESSION TESTING ON SOFTWARE UPDATES

Juniper Networks, Inc, S...

1. A method comprising:identifying a software update that includes at least one software function that has changed since a previous software update;
determining, based at least in part on the software update, one or more call paths that include:
the software function that has changed since the previous software update; and
at least one additional software function;
determining the number of function calls made to each software function included in each of the call paths;
calculating a total weight of each of the call paths by summing the number of function calls made to each software function included in each of the call paths;
determining which of the call paths have the highest total weights;
mapping the changed software function to one or more test scripts that facilitate verifying whether the changed software function performs a certain task despite having changed since the previous software update;
mapping the additional software function to one or more additional test scripts that facilitate verifying whether the additional software function performs a specific task even though the changed software function has changed since the previous software update;
identifying at least one test script that is common to both the test scripts mapped to the changed software function and the additional test scripts mapped to the additional software function;
performing a regression test on the changed software function and the additional software function by executing the test script that is mapped to both the changed software function and the additional software function; and
limiting the regression test to being performed only on the call paths that have the highest total weights.

US Pat. No. 10,430,256

DATA ENGINE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a user device, a request for data;
receiving, based on the request, the data and a data agent of a plurality of data agents, wherein the data corresponds to a data type of a plurality of data types and the data agent facilitates processing data of the data type, wherein each data agent of the plurality of data agents facilitates processing a respective data type of the plurality of data types;
processing, via the data agent, the data; and
causing, via an agnostic data engine, based on the processed data, display of one or more of a user interface or video content.

US Pat. No. 10,430,251

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOAD BALANCING BASED ON THERMAL PARAMETERS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of slots each configured to receive a modular information handling system;
a plurality of air movers each configured to cool at least one modular information handling system disposed in at least one of the plurality of slots; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of slots and the plurality of air movers and configured to, based on one or more thermal operational parameters associated with the plurality of slots and the plurality of air movers, determine an optimal allocation of at least one workload to a particular information handling system of a plurality of modular information handling systems received in the plurality of slots, wherein the determining the optimal allocation includes:
determining, for each of a plurality of possible allocations, a corresponding power consumption associated with the plurality of air movers; and
selecting the optimal allocation from the plurality of possible allocations such that the corresponding power consumption associated with the plurality of air movers is minimized;
wherein the optimal allocation is further based on an airflow impedance ranking of the plurality of modular information handling systems received in the plurality of slots, wherein the airflow impedance of each respective modular information handling system is based on an amount of airflow impeded by respective numbers and types of information handling resources contained in such respective modular information handling system.

US Pat. No. 10,430,231

METHOD FOR CREATING A HYPERVISOR UNIT FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for creating a hypervisor unit for a control unit of a motor vehicle, at a compile time, the hypervisor unit being designed to execute two applications on the control unit during a run time, the method comprising:creating the hypervisor unit during the compile time as a function of a first property of the first application, as a function of a second property of the second application, and as a function of a third property of the control unit;
executing, during the compile time, a consistency checker software that ascertains a contradiction between the first property, the second property, and the third property;
ascertaining a first system resource of the control unit during the compile time as a function of the first, second, and third properties, which is able to be used by the first and the second applications during the run time, and a virtual system resource being created for the first system resource during the compile time, which provides a coordinated arbitration method during the run time for access to the first system resource, the coordinated arbitration method being a priority-scheduling method; and
ascertaining a second system resource during the compile time as a function of the first, second, and third properties, the second system resource being able to be used only by the first application during the run time, and the hypervisor unit being created during the compile time, in such a way that only the first of the applications has direct access to the second system resource during the run time, and the access to the second system resource is blocked for the second application during the run time.

US Pat. No. 10,430,216

VIRTUAL MACHINE AUTOMATED SELECTION

Scale Computing Inc, Ind...

1. A method, including steps ofin response to status information describing ability to execute virtual machines from each one of a cluster of intercommunicating physical devices, maintaining a distributed fault tolerant file system;
wherein each of the physical devices is disposed to intermittently and autonomously directly report said status information to each other physical device;
wherein each of the physical devices is disposed to maintain a separate hypervisor manager, each separate hypervisor manager being disposed to control virtual machines to cause a first one of those virtual machines to communicate with one or more second virtual machines both on the same physical device and on each other physical device;
wherein each of the physical devices is disposed to maintain a separate set of storage units, and is disposed to access storage blocks both on the same physical device and on each other physical device, wherein the physical devices are disposed to collectively maintain each storage block on at least a first storage unit at a first physical device, and on at least a separate second storage unit at a separate second physical device;
wherein the physical devices are collectively disposed to continuously maintain a unified pool of storage blocks providing fault tolerance against data loss, wherein each first physical device accesses storage blocks maintained in the unified pool at a separate second physical device directly by a private network switch accessible only to the cluster of intercommunicating physical devices without intermediate operation of a separate processor; and
in response to a control signal from an operator with respect to a new virtual machine, operating a console coupled to said cluster to select from the cluster a particular physical device to host said new virtual machine, to assign said new virtual machine to said particular physical device, and to start said new virtual machine on said particular physical device without substantial operator decision-making or intervention.

US Pat. No. 10,430,211

PARAMETERIZED USER INTERFACE FOR CAPTURING USER FEEDBACK

Ignition Interfaces, Inc....

1. A computer implemented method for processing a user interface to capture user feedback, comprising:identifying, by at least one processor, a user interface (UI) element code for an information screen based at least in part on a parameter data structure, wherein the UI element code is configured to perform a first action, the parameter data structure is linked to the UI element code, and the parameter data structure indicates a type of user feedback;
requesting, by the at least one processor, a set of responses from a database based at least in part on the parameter data structure;
generating, by the at least one processor, a set of UI elements in place of the UI element code based at least in part on the UI element code and the set of responses, wherein each UI element in the set of UI elements is configured to perform the first action performed by the UI element code and a second action comprising capturing a response in the set of responses; and
presenting, by the at least one processor, the information screen with the set of UI elements.

US Pat. No. 10,430,191

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO COMPILE INSTRUCTIONS FOR A VECTOR OF INSTRUCTION POINTERS PROCESSOR ARCHITECTURE TO ENABLE SPECULATIVE EXECUTION AND AVOID DATA CORRUPTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by executing a first instruction with a processor, a fork instruction introducing a first speculative assumption;
inserting, by executing a second instruction with the processor, a first basing instruction to initialize a first basing value of a first strand, the first strand corresponding to the first speculative assumption, the first basing instruction to initialize the first basing value of the first strand before execution of a third instruction under the first speculative assumption;
inserting, by executing a fourth instruction with the processor, a second basing instruction to initialize a second basing value of a second strand, the second strand corresponding to a second speculative assumption different from the first speculative assumption;
determining, by executing a fifth instruction with the processor, whether a sixth instruction of the second strand would, when executed, modify data stored at a first memory address that is also modified by the third instruction;
when the sixth instruction is determined to modify the data stored at the first memory address, modifying, by executing a seventh instruction with the processor, the third instruction to cause the third instruction to modify data stored at a second memory address, the second memory address based on the first memory address and the first basing value; and
when the sixth instruction is determined to modify the data stored at the first memory address, modifying, by executing an eighth instruction with the processor, the sixth instruction to cause the sixth instruction to modify data stored at a third memory address, the third memory address based on the first memory address and the second basing value, the second basing value different from the first basing value, the third memory address different from the second memory address.

US Pat. No. 10,430,151

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF DATA AND AUDIO

Sonic Bloom, LLC, Cambri...

1. A method of using an interactive media application, comprising:receiving choreography data, the choreography data comprising at least one event, and at least one payload corresponding to the at least one event;
playing a media file via a media module, the choreography data including a unique identifier associated with the media file and being distinct from the media file;
monitoring, via a choreographer module, a position of the media file, the choreography module being distinct from the media module;
comparing, via a processor, the monitored position of the media file to at least one event start position corresponding to the at least one event;
delivering, via the choreography module, the payload when both (a) the at least one event start position is less than the monitored position of the media file and (b) an event end position is greater than or equal to a previously monitored position of the media file, wherein the payload is processed in an offset manner corresponding to an event position that it offset over a range of time.

US Pat. No. 10,430,116

CORRECTING POWER LOSS IN NAND MEMORY DEVICES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of managing a NAND flash memory comprising a number of physical pages, comprising:detecting a power loss indicator at the NAND flash memory;
identifying a last-written physical page;
determining that the last-written physical page comprises more than a threshold number of low-read-margin cells; and
after determining that the last-written physical page comprises more than the threshold number of low-read-margin cells, providing a programming voltage to a subset of cells of the last-written physical page, wherein the subset of cells comprises at least the low-read-margin cells.

US Pat. No. 10,430,098

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DEFINING OBJECT MEMORY FORMAT IN MEMORY AND STORE FOR OBJECT INTERACTIONS, MANIPULATION, AND EXCHANGE IN DISTRIBUTED NETWORK DEVICES

RTBRICK, INC., Princeton...

1. A system for more efficiently storing objects in memory of an in-memory storage system, the system comprising:an in-memory storage system comprising memory coupled to a processor;
a first location of memory having a first predetermined memory format configured to store content of an object and an object map, wherein the object map comprises an attribute mask and an offset list to locate a particular attribute of a plurality of attributes of the object, wherein the attribute mask comprises a bit vector describing an encoding of the plurality of attributes of the object; and
a second location of memory having a second predetermined memory format configured to store an index map of indexes to one or more objects; and
wherein the index map comprises an index to the object map for the object.

US Pat. No. 10,430,082

SERVER MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SERVER FOR BACKUP OF A BASEBAND MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A server, comprising:a computing component comprising:
a computing mainboard;
a baseboard management controller (BMC) coupled to the computing mainboard;
a computing part coupled to the computing mainboard;
a first connector coupled to the computing mainboard;
a processor system coupled to the computing mainboard and separately coupled to the BMC, the computing part, and the first connector; and
a storage component comprising:
a storage mainboard;
a second connector coupled to the storage mainboard and matched to the first connector;
a disk coupled to the storage mainboard and the second connector; and
a second memory coupled to the storage mainboard and the second connector, wherein the second memory stores backup configuration information and backup identity information of the computing part, and wherein the backup configuration information of the computing part restores a configuration parameter of the computing part,
wherein the BMC is coupled to the second memory using the first connector and the second connector when the first connector and the second connector are intercoupled,
wherein the processor system is coupled to the disk using the first connector and the second connector when the first connector and the second connector are intercoupled, and
wherein the BMC is configured to:
obtain identity information of the computing part;
obtain the backup identity information of the computing part from the second memory;
determine whether the identity information of the computing part is the same as the backup identity information of the computing part; and
determine that the computing part is updated when the identity information of the computing part is different from the backup identity information of the computing port.

US Pat. No. 10,430,029

CHARACTER INPUT ASSIST DEVICE

CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATI...

1. A character input assist device, comprising:a body;
a touch panel secured to the body and having a panel surface;
a partition member movably secured to the body and positioned relative to the touch panel to define a first region of the panel surface and a second region of the panel surface, wherein the partition member includes a first side edge part having a plurality of side markers protruding from a surface of the first side edge part, and a second side edge part having a plurality of side markers protruding from a surface of the second side edge part;
a character icon display controller configured to display a plurality of first character icons on the panel surface along the first side edge part and adjacent to one or more of the side markers protruding from the first side edge part; and
a character input controller configured to carry out input of a character corresponding to a selected first character icon; wherein upon selection of a first character icon, the character icon display controller is configured to display one or more second character icons associated with the selected first character icon in the second region along the second side edge part.

US Pat. No. 10,429,991

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING MISTAKEN APPROACHING OR TOUCHING EVENT

EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY I...

1. A method for determining mistaken approaching/touching event, comprising: gathering one or more touch sensitive signal value corresponding to a line piece; calculating a sum of differences of each signal value and a baseline value; and determining the line piece is corresponding to a mistaken approaching/touching event if the sum is less than or equals to zero;wherein the method further comprises calculating the line piece according to 1D sensing information having dual difference values.

US Pat. No. 10,429,953

MANUAL DEVICE COMPRISING REVERSIBLE TIP FOR A CAPACITIVE SCREEN

SOCIETE BIC, Clichy (FR)...

1. A manual device comprising:a body;
at least one reversible tip mounted on the body, the reversible tip comprising a first head and a second head opposite to the first head, the reversible tip being configured to be mounted on the body in a first position in which the first head projects from the body while the second head is stored inside the body or in a second position in which the second head projects from the body while the first head is stored inside the body, the first head comprising a first pad for a capacitive screen and the second head comprising a second pad for a capacitive screen, the first pad being different from the second pad, the reversible tip further comprising at least one contact member configured to form an electrical contact between the reversible tip and at least a portion of the body when the reversible tip is mounted in the first position and at least another contact member configured to form an electrical contact between the reversible tip and at least a portion of the body when the reversible tip is mounted in the second position, wherein the reversible tip comprises at least a conductive casing in which the first head or the second head is fitted.

US Pat. No. 10,429,931

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIMEDIA TACTILE AUGMENTATION

Ralph Alan Harris, Houst...

1. A hardware instruction set infrastructure for interfacing with instances of local software executing on a plurality of corresponding local computers, comprising:a. a database infrastructure having a plurality of hardware instruction sets, each hardware instruction set including time flags corresponding to content in a supported multimedia event and being optimized for at least one supported local hardware device, wherein a subset of the plurality of hardware instruction sets include time flags corresponding to a given supported multimedia event, each of the hardware instruction sets in the subset being optimized for different types of supported local hardware devices; and
b. a web interface, the web interface being configured to:
1. receive media file information from at least one instance of local software executing on a local computer having a local hardware device attached thereto;
2. query the database infrastructure for local hardware instruction sets corresponding to the media file information and a particular local hardware device;
3. if a responsive local hardware instruction set is found, provide the responsive local hardware set to the requesting local software.

US Pat. No. 10,429,924

VIRTUAL REALITY SIMULATION SYSTEM

Human Mode, LLC, Oklahom...

1. A virtual reality simulation system for use with a sensory feedback system, comprising:a mobility simulation device comprising:
a frame having a base support and an upright support extending from the base support;
a first reciprocating foot platform movably connected to the upright support and suspended above the base support configured to allow movement in a predetermined direction;
a second reciprocating foot platform movably connected to the upright support and suspended above the base support configured to allow movement in a predetermined direction; and
a support ring connected to the frame,
wherein at least a portion of the frame is movably connected such that the first reciprocating foot platform, the second reciprocating foot platform, and the support ring are movable relative to at least a portion of the base support;
a movement detection mechanism having at least one sensor attached to the mobility simulation device, the movement detection mechanism configured to:
collect movement and position data of the first reciprocating foot platform in at least a first dimension and a second dimension; and,
generate a first signal indicative of the movement and position data of the first reciprocating foot platform in at least the first dimension and the second dimension; and
a controller computer processor unit configured to:
receive the first signal from the movement detection mechanism;
translate the first signal into a step metric; and,
generate a second signal indicative of the step metric.

US Pat. No. 10,429,914

MULTI-LEVEL DATA CENTER USING CONSOLIDATED POWER CONTROL

Virtual Power Systems, In...

1. An apparatus for power control comprising:one or more batteries;
one or more DC power supplies;
one or more AC power supplies coupled to one or more AC-to-DC converters, where the coupling provides AC power to the one or more AC-to-DC converters;
one or more DC-to-AC converters coupled to an output of the one or more AC-to-DC converters;
a plurality of connectors between the one or more batteries, the one or more DC power supplies, and the one or more DC-to-AC converters, where the plurality of connectors provide DC power to the one or more DC-to-AC converters, wherein the one or more DC-to-AC converters provide power to one or more AC loads;
a plurality of power sensors coupled to the one or more batteries, the one or more DC power supplies, and the one or more AC power supplies;
a plurality of load sensors coupled to the one or more AC loads; and
one or more controllers that control the one or more batteries, the one or more DC power supplies, and the one or more AC power supplies, where the one or more controllers are responsive to the plurality of power sensors and the plurality of load sensors, and wherein the one or more controllers enable the one or more batteries, the one or more DC power supplies, and the one or more AC power supplies to provide adequate power to the one or more DC-to-AC converters to meet AC load requirements.

US Pat. No. 10,429,900

COUPLED STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. A coupled structure including a first member coupled to a second member, comprising:a hook mechanism configured to engage the first member with the second member when the first member moves in one direction relative to the second member;
a locking part at the second member; and
an elastic part at the first member, the elastic part configured to bias the first member engaged with the second member in the one direction relative to the second member when the locking part locks the elastic part.

US Pat. No. 10,429,878

TEST DEVICE

eMemory Technology Inc., ...

1. A test device, comprising:an operational amplifier, wherein an output terminal of the operational amplifier is coupled to a negative input terminal of the operational amplifier to form a negative feedback path, the operational amplifier comprising:
a charging circuit providing at least one charging path from an operating voltage of the operational amplifier to the output terminal of the operational amplifier; and
a discharge circuit coupled to a common junction with the charging circuit and the common junction is coupled to the output terminal of the operational amplifier to provide at least one discharge path from the output terminal of the operational amplifier to a ground voltage, wherein the output terminal of the operational amplifier is coupled to a device under test; and
a current replication circuit coupled to control terminals of the charging circuit and the discharge circuit and copying a current flowing through the at least one charging path and the at least one discharge path according to voltages of the control terminals of the charging circuit and the discharge circuit to output a test result signal.

US Pat. No. 10,429,862

INTERACTIVE NAVIGATION ENVIRONMENT FOR BUILDING PERFORMANCE VISUALIZATION

Honeywell International I...

1. A system having an interactive navigation environment for building performance visualization, comprising:a processor;
a display connected to the processor;
heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment having sensors connected to the processor; and
a visualization tool for monitoring building performance connected to the processor; and
wherein the visualization tool is configured to present and filter building energy performance in response to a user selected analytic.

US Pat. No. 10,429,860

ADJUSTABLE VALVE

FlowCon International ApS...

1. An adjustable valve, said valve comprising:a first housing part with one or more fluid entry openings and one or more fluid exit openings;
a movable throttle member configured for regulating the through flow area of the one or more fluid exit openings in response to a difference in pressure across the throttle member;
a spring arrangement configured for providing a spring force acting on the throttle member in a direction that increases the through flow area of the one or more fluid exit openings;
wherein the spring arrangement comprises at least a first and a second spring;
wherein the spring arrangement is adjustable to operate in a low pressure mode with the spring force acting on the throttle member being provided by the first spring only, and to operate in a high pressure mode with the spring force acting on the throttle member being provided by at least both the first and second springs;
wherein the first and second springs are compression coil springs placed along the same axis of compression;
wherein the first spring is positioned for providing a spring force to the throttle member;
wherein the position of the second spring is adjustable between a low pressure setting, in which the second spring is not providing a spring force to the throttle member, and a high pressure setting, in which the second spring is positioned for providing a spring force to the throttle member; and
the first and second springs have different diameters, and wherein when in the high pressure setting the second spring encompasses the first spring.

US Pat. No. 10,429,854

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING A FOLLOWING VEHICLE WITH A SCOUT VEHICLE

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for automatically controlling at least one following vehicle, the method comprising:producing a scout trajectory for a scout vehicle and the scout vehicle is guided along the scout trajectory;
capturing scout environmental data by scout sensors;
producing a desired trajectory for a following vehicle, wherein following vehicle environmental data are captured by following vehicle sensors;
producing reference trajectory data based on the scout trajectory and reference environmental data based on the scout environmental data;
transmitting the reference trajectory data and the reference environmental data to the following vehicle;
determining a trajectory similarity by a trajectory comparison based on the desired trajectory produced and the transmitted reference trajectory data;
determining an environment similarity by an environmental data comparison based on the captured following vehicle environmental data and the transmitted reference environmental data; and
activating automatic control of the following vehicle along the desired trajectory depending on the trajectory similarity and the environment similarity.

US Pat. No. 10,429,822

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUILDING ACTIVITY-BASED DATA COLLECTION DEVICES

THE CONNECTED GRIP, INC.,...

1. A method for modeling a connected grip object, the method comprising:measuring a 2D surface area of an individual's hand;
calculating a location of one or more surface located sensors based on the measured 2D surface area;
selecting a desired radius for the connected grip object to be manufactured;
selecting a level of indentations to apply to the connected grip object to be manufactured;
projecting a 2D location of an external surface sensors array onto a 3D model of the connect grip object;
building the 3D model of the connected grip object for manufacturing; and
manufacturing the connected grip object based on the 3D model.

US Pat. No. 10,429,684

DISPLAY TILE WITH INCREASED DISPLAY AREA

BARCO N.V., Kortrijk (BE...

1. A frame for a display tile, the frame being of one piece or being split into two or more frame elements or strips, the frame being made of a first material with a first coefficient of thermal expansion, the frame being adapted to be fastened to a substrate, wherein the substrate forms part of the display tile, the substrate being made of a second material with a second coefficient of thermal expansion; wherein the one piece frame or each frame element or strip is divided into three parts: a first part to be glued to a lateral side of the substrate, a third part to serve as fastening interface to a support structure or a backlight structure and a second part positioned between the first and third part to isolate the third part from strain in the first part.

US Pat. No. 10,429,669

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING AN OPHTHALMIC PRESCRIPTION

SHAMIR OPTICAL INDUSTRY L...

1. A method for calculating an adjusted prescription for an eye of a patient using a simulated optical system run on a computing system, for use in manufacturing of an ophthalmic lens for correcting the vision of a patient, said method comprising:(a) at the computing system, receiving input data including an original prescription based on an eye vision measurement performed via a real optical system;
(b) at the computing system, receiving supplementary input data associated with an eye vision measurement in which said original prescription was obtained, wherein said supplementary input data includes at least one of measuring instrument data from said eye vision measurement in which said original prescription was obtained, an eye data, or source object data from said eye vision measurement in which said original prescription was obtained;
(c) with said simulated optical system run on the computing system, simulating said real optical system in which said eye vision measurement was performed; and
(d) with the computing system and at least said simulation of said real optical system generated with said simulated optical system, said original prescription, and said supplementary input data, calculating an said adjusted prescription to compensate for an effect of said supplementary input data on said eye vision measurement;
wherein said measuring instrument data includes one of a tilt of a measuring instrument, an observation angle of the patient, a geometry of the lens used in the measuring instrument, a refraction index of the lens used in the measuring instrument, a center thickness of the lens used in the measuring instrument, an edge thickness of the lens in the measuring instrument, or a diameter of the lens used in the measuring instrument; and
wherein the eye data includes one of a strength of illumination during the eye measurement or a pupil diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,429,665

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS OPTIMIZED FOR SYNTHETIC APERTURE OPTICS IMAGING USING MINIMUM SELECTIVE EXCITATION PATTERNS

Optical Biosystems, Inc.,...

1. A method for performing synthetic aperture optics (SAO) on a target including one or more objects, the method comprising the steps of:illuminating the target with a predetermined number (N) of selective excitation patterns, wherein the target is illuminated with two or three phases of each one of the selective excitation patterns;
optically imaging the illuminated target at a first resolution, wherein the optical imaging is from illuminating the target with the two or three phases of each one of the selective excitation patterns; and
processing optical images of the illuminated target using information on the selective excitation patterns to obtain a final image of the illuminated target at a second resolution higher than the first resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,429,651

HEAD UP DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Innotek Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A head up display device comprising:at least one light source for emitting light;
a first optical member configured to change a path of the light emitted from the at least one light source and transmit the light;
a second optical member;
an optical sheet for transferring the light transmitted from the first optical member to the second optical member;
wherein the second optical member is configured to change a path of the light transferred from the optical sheet and transmit the light, and includes a first surface in a direction of the optical sheet and a second surface in a direction of an image panel, the first surface and the second surface being curved surfaces and being symmetrically disposed with respect to an imaginary line perpendicular to an optical axis of the second optical member; and
an optical guide unit disposed on optical axes of the at least one light source so as to guide the light emitted from the at least one light source.

US Pat. No. 10,429,634

THERMAL DRIVEN MEMS TUNABLE FILTER

Agiltron, Inc., Woburn, ...

1. A tunable etalon filter device, comprising:a substrate mirror secured to a substrate and a top mirror forming an optical cavity therebetween;
at least two electrically conductive silicon beams, each comprising:
a center section, the entire center section having a first thickness;
two end sections separated by the center section, the entire thickness of each end section being a second thickness less than the first thickness, and an end of each end section being directly fixed to an elevated supporting post that is attached to the substrate; and
a bridge connecting the center section with the top mirror;
wherein each silicon beam and the connected top mirror moves in a direction perpendicular to the substrate upon passing an electrical current through the electrically conductive silicon beam.

US Pat. No. 10,429,633

IMAGING MODULE AND ENDOSCOPE

FUJIKURA LTD., Koto-ku, ...

1. An imaging module comprising:a solid-state image sensing device comprising an imaging-device terminal;
a connector having a first end face, a second end face located opposite to the first end face, a first side face orthogonal to the first end face, and a second side face orthogonal to the first end face and the first side face, the connector comprising: a main body serving as an insulating member; a first implanted conductor that is implanted in an inside of the main body; a second implanted conductor that is implanted in an inside of the main body and is longer than the first implanted conductor; a first mounting terminal that is provided on the first end face, is electrically connected to the imaging-device terminal, and constitutes part of the first implanted conductor and part of the second implanted conductor; a first groove that includes a second mounting terminal constituting part of the first implanted conductor and is provided between the first side face and the second side face; a second groove that includes a third mounting terminal constituting part of the second implanted conductor and is provided between the first side face and the second side face; and a third groove that is located between the first groove and the second groove in an extending direction of the main body;
a coaxial cable comprising: an internal conductor that is provided in the first groove and is electrically connected to the second mounting terminal; a sheath conductor that is provided in the second groove and is electrically connected to the third mounting terminal; and a coated portion that is provided in the third groove;
a fifth mounting terminal that is provided on the second end face and constitutes part of the second implanted conductor; and
solder that electrically connects the fifth mounting terminal and the coaxial cable, wherein
the fifth mounting terminal includes a terminal-front-end portion, and the terminal-front-end portion is located at a position apart from a connection surface between the second mounting terminal and the coaxial cable,
the coaxial cable includes: an outer coating provided around the periphery of the sheath conductor; and a cable boundary portion located at a boundary between the sheath conductor and the outer coating,
the cable boundary portion is located outside the second end face, and
the solder coats the fifth mounting terminal and the sheath conductor so as to form a curved surface that extends from the terminal-front-end portion to the cable boundary portion.

US Pat. No. 10,429,604

MODULAR FIBER OPTIC CABLE SPLITTER

RAYCAP S.A., Athens (GR)...

1. A fiber optic interface, comprising:fiber splitters for splitting signals transmitted
between remote radio units (RRUs) and a baseband unit (BBU);
a first set of interconnection ports for connecting the fiber splitters to remote radio units,
a second set of interconnection ports for connecting the fiber splitters to the BBU;
a third set of monitoring ports for connecting the fiber splitters to monitoring equipment;
optical fibers attached to the interconnection ports, monitoring ports, and fiber splitters; and
a splitter holder located between at some of the interconnection ports and retaining at least some of the fiber splitters and at least some of the fibers, the splitter holder including substantially flat top and bottom sections with curved end sections extending between the top and bottom sections, wherein at least some of the ports and the holder are in the same axis.

US Pat. No. 10,429,601

COMB LASER ARRAYS FOR DWDM INTERCONNECTS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A photonic integrated circuit package, comprising:a silicon interposer;
a first array of two or more comb laser modules bonded to the silicon interposer, wherein the comb laser modules of the first array have a common spectral output range;
a second array of two or more comb laser modules bonded to the silicon interposer, wherein the comb laser modules of the second array have a common spectral output range;
an optical coupler provided within the silicon interposer, the optical coupler optically coupled to each of the first and second arrays of comb laser modules; and
an ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) bonded to the silicon interposer, the ASIC electronically coupled to each comb laser module of the first and second arrays, wherein the ASIC is further configured to detect failure of one of the two or more comb laser modules in the first array or the second array, and switch operation to another of the two or more comb laser modules in the same array as the detected failure.

US Pat. No. 10,429,567

MULTI-VIEW PIXEL DIRECTIONAL BACKLIGHT MODULE AND NAKED-EYE 3D DISPLAY DEVICE

SUZHOU UNIVERSITY, Jiang...

1. A multi-view pixel directional backlight module, comprising at least two rectangular light guide plates closely stacked together, whereina light-emerging surface of each of the at least two rectangular light guide plates is provided with a plurality of pixel arrays, pixels of the plurality of pixel arrays are interleaved with each other in an ordered or unordered manner and are uniformly distributed on the light-emerging surface, lights emitted by pixels in a same one of the plurality of pixel arrays are pointed to a same viewing angle, and lights emitted by pixels in different ones of the plurality of pixel arrays are pointed to different viewing angles; and
at least one side of each rectangular light guide plate is provided with a light source group, light emitted by the light source group enters the corresponding light guide plate, then emerges from pixels of respective pixel arrays on the light-emerging surface of the light guide plate, and is totally reflected at positions other than positions of the pixels within the light guide plate, each of the pixels is a nano-diffraction grating; and
wherein the at least two rectangular light guide plates comprise a first rectangular light guide plate and a second rectangular light guide plate;
a first light source group is provided on one or both sides of a pair of parallel opposite sides of the first rectangular light guide plate, and a second light source group on one or both sides of another pair of parallel opposite sides of the first rectangular light guide plate, and a third light source group is provided on one or both sides of a pair of parallel opposite sides of the second rectangular light guide plate;
the first light source group emits a first monochromatic light, the second light source group emits a second monochromatic light, and the third light source group emits a third monochromatic light, wherein the first monochromatic light, the second monochromatic light, and the third monochromatic light are of different colors; and
each of the pixels in one of the first rectangular light guide plate and the second rectangular light guide plate has a corresponding pixel among the pixels in another one of the first rectangular light guide plate and the second rectangular light guide plate, wherein a projection of each of the pixels in the one of the first rectangular light guide plate and the second rectangular light guide plate on the another one of the first rectangular light guide plate and the second rectangular light guide plate is adjacent to the corresponding pixel, and light emitted by each of the pixels in the one of the first rectangular light guide plate and the second rectangular light guide plate has a same direction as light emitted by the corresponding pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,429,535

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF COMBINED LOG DATA

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for determining at least one characteristic of a geological formation having a wellbore therein, the method comprising:collecting nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data for the geological formation adjacent the wellbore, said NMR data being generated by logging the geological formation with an NMR logging tool deployed in the wellbore;
collecting non-NMR data for the geological formation adjacent the wellbore, said non-NMR data being generated by logging the geological formation with a non-NMR logging tool deployed in the wellbore; and
performing a Monte Carlo analysis based upon a combination of the collected NMR and non-NMR data to determine the at least one characteristic of the geological formation having a bounded uncertainty associated therewith, wherein the Monte Carlo analysis is performed on variables comprising total porosity and water volume of the geological formation with input probability distributions defined by measured total porosity and water-filled porosity.

US Pat. No. 10,429,533

ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP MONITORING AND FAILURE PREDICTION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of monitoring and operating an electrical submersible pump motor disposed in a hydrocarbon well in situ to prolong operation of the pump motor and pumping of well fluids based on behavior and performance of the pump motor during pumping of the well fluids identified from an analysis of a pump motor electrical current providing operating electrical power to the pump motor, the method comprising:recording, by a logging system, pump motor electrical current logs of the operating electrical power provided by the pump motor electrical current to the pump motor during pumping of the well fluids;
receiving, by a conditioning circuit, the pump motor electrical current logs and converting the pump motor electrical current logs to a format for processing;
receiving, by a frequency spectrum analyzer, the pump motor electrical current logs from the conditioning circuit and providing measures of energy density present during pumping of the well fluids in individual frequency ranges of a frequency spectrum of the pump motor electrical current;
receiving, by a wavelet analyzer, the pump motor electrical current logs from the conditioning circuit and providing measures of variations in signal time shift and frequency characteristics of the pump motor electrical current during pumping of the well fluids to identify variations of the pump motor dynamic behavior as functions of time, and applying, by the wavelet analyzer, an adjustable wavelet to a pump motor electrical current waveform to identify additional load on the pump motor during pumping of the well fluids;
receiving, by a signal embedding module of a dynamic behavior analyzer module, the pump motor electrical current logs from the conditioning circuit and superimposing a set of added time series signals of different characteristic frequencies into the pump motor electrical current logs to identify dynamic behavior performance changes of the pump motor during pumping of the well fluids from changes in the pump motor electrical current logs; and
receiving, by a phase diagram reconstruction module comprising an analyzer of the dynamic behavior analyzer module, the pump motor electrical current logs with the superimposed time series signals from the signal embedding module, the phase diagram reconstruction module sampling the received pump motor electrical current logs with the superimposed time series signals at different time intervals and forming a measure of the identified dynamic behavior performance changes of the pump motor based on fluctuations in the pump motor electrical current during pumping of the well fluids;
display, by way of a graphical display interface, pump motor diagnostic information for monitoring the behavior and performance of the pump motor to detect disturbances in performance of the pump motor during pumping of the well fluids, the pump motor diagnostic information comprising:
(a) characteristic frequencies and amplitude peaks as a function of frequency in the frequency spectrum of the pump motor electrical current measures provided by the frequency spectrum analyzer;
(b) variations of signal time shift and frequency characteristics of the pump motor electrical current identifying variations of the pump motor dynamic behavior from the measures provided by the wavelet analyzer; and
(c) phase diagrams of the dynamic behavior performance changes of the pump motor from the phase diagram reconstruction module;
predicting, based on the pump motor diagnostic information, a failure of the pump motor; and
reducing, in response to predicting the failure of the pump motor, an operating speed of the pump motor.

US Pat. No. 10,429,532

SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY FOR ESTIMATING FORMATION ELASTIC PROPERTIES USING DECOMPOSED AND UNDECOMPOSED SIGNAL

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for evaluating a formation, comprising:exciting a multipole wavefield;
acquiring an acoustic signal;
determining waveforms of the acoustic signal without azimuthal decomposition to obtain undecomposed waveforms;
applying modal decomposition to the waveforms for extracting n-th azimuthal harmonics to obtain decomposed waveforms; and
comparing the undecomposed waveforms and the decomposed waveforms to estimate elastic properties of the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,429,512

NAVIGATION SIGNAL TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, NAVIGATION SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND POSITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

GNSS Technologies Inc., ...

1. A navigation signal transmitting apparatus, provided on ground, for transmitting a navigation signal to a receiver capable of positioning by receiving a spread spectrum satellite positioning signal from a satellite, comprising:first and second transmission antennas;
a memory that stores location data for specifying a location where the navigation signal transmitting apparatus is installed;
a processor that generates a message signal of positional information including the location data;
a modulator that modulates said message signal by a modulation process including spectrum spreading, using a spread code stored in advance in said navigation signal transmitting apparatus, a sequence of the spread code corresponding to a sequence of the spread codes allotted in advance to said receiver, and generates a first navigation signal based on said message signal;
an analog processor that transmits said first navigation signal from said first and second transmission antennas, the transmitter including:
a first switching circuit arranged between the modulator and the first transmission antenna; and
a second switching circuit arranged between the modulator and the second transmission antenna, and
a programmable logic circuit for outputting a first signal for controlling the first switching circuit and a second signal for controlling the second switching circuit, wherein the first signal is at an H level when the second signal is at an L level, and vice versa, the programmable logic circuit being electrically connected to the memory, the processor, and the analog processor, and the programmable logic circuit comprising the modulator,
wherein said modulator includes:
a spread code generator that generates a specific code of said spread codes of the same sequence; and
a first multiplier that performs spectrum spreading on said message signal with said specific code,
wherein the first switching circuit gates on the navigation signal to the first transmission antenna when the level of the first signal is at the H level; and
wherein the second switching circuit gates on the navigation signal to the second transmission antenna when the level of the second signal is at the H level.

US Pat. No. 10,429,505

MULTI-PERSPECTIVE ENSONIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

R2SONIC, LLC

1. A multi-perspective ensonification method comprising the steps of:installing a multibeam echo sounder system (“MBES”) on a water going vehicle such that plural transducers in a single MBES projector array and plural transducers in a single MBES hydrophone array are in a Mills Cross arrangement;
modeling a waterbody with a plurality of “j” superposed layers (l1 . . . lj) having respective layer thicknesses (t1 . . . tj), each of the j layers having a layer entry sound speed and a layer exit sound speed such that a set of (j+1) sound speed values (c1, c2 . . . cj+1) characterize the sound speed profile through the layers;
designing a vehicle route and traversing the route while operating the MBES according to the Mills cross technique for beam forming orthogonal intersections between a transmit beam and multiple receive beams such that along the route i) plural primary areas are ensonified, ii) plural secondary areas are ensonified, iii) each primary area is overlapped by a respective secondary area, and iv) for each overlap a first acoustic transmission from a first MBES location follows a first path to a reflector and a reciprocal echo path back to the first MBES location, and a second acoustic transmission from a second MBES location different from the first follows a second echo path to a reflector and a reciprocal path back to the second MBES location;
via a travel time corresponding to each echo, modeling the propagation of sound through the waterbody to locate in three dimensions a reflector that returned the echo;
one of the dimensions indicating a waterbody depth and the other two dimensions indicating coordinates in a reflector plane parallel to the waterbody free surface;
selecting a colocation metric and using the metric to identify groups of reflectors that are colocated in the reflector plane;
for each group of colocated reflectors, quantifying disagreements in the waterbody depths corresponding to the reflectors in the group; and,
determining a set of adjusted sound speed values that tends to simultaneously reduce the disagreement within each group of depth estimates to produce independent sound speed estimates that do not rely on interpolation or iteration;
wherein the adjusted sound speed values are provided at depths having reflectors and at depths having no reflectors.

US Pat. No. 10,429,500

TRACKING APPARATUS, TRACKING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A tracking apparatus, comprising:a first target object tracking unit including a first processor, which is configured
to correct a first information of at least one first candidate target object, detected by an image sensor, according to a first predetermined motion model, and
to determine a first distribution that is a distribution of the first information;
a second target object tracking unit including a second processor, which is configured
to correct a second information of at least one second candidate target object, detected by an active type sensor by measuring a reflected wave, according to a second predetermined motion model, and
to determine a second distribution that is a distribution of the second information;
a matching unit configured to obtain a plurality of distribution parameters from the first distribution and the second distribution based on a correlation therebetween; and
a false image determining unit configured to determine whether or not the second information corresponds to a false image based on the plurality of distribution parameters, wherein
each of the first information and the second information includes at least one of a relative speed and a distance, and
both the at least one first candidate target object and the at least one second candidate target object are obtained by detecting at least one target object existing in a predetermined space.

US Pat. No. 10,429,455

HALL ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HALL ELEMENT

Asahi Kasei Microdevices ...

1. A hall element comprising:a substrate;
a magnetosensitive portion formed on the substrate;
an insulating film configured formed on the magnetosensitive portion; and
four conductive portions,
wherein each of the conductive portions includes an electrode portion formed on the insulating film to extend in a direction in which the conductive portions are close to each other, and a contact portion that electrically connects the electrode portion and the magnetosensitive portion to each other through the insulating film,
wherein an entire region surrounded by the four contact portions is included in the magnetosensitive portion, and
wherein ratios r1 and r2 defined by the following expressions are both equal to or less than 75% in each of a pair of the conductive portions positioned on a diagonal line of a quadrangle formed by the four contact portions and a pair of adjacent the conductive portions on a side of the quadrangle,
r1=(a1?b1)/a1
r2=(a2?b2)/a2
a1: a distance between the contact portions positioned on the diagonal line of the quadrangle
b1: a distance between the electrode portions positioned on the diagonal line of the quadrangle
a2: a distance between the adjacent contact portions on the side of the quadrangle
b2: a distance between the adjacent electrode portions positioned on the side of the quadrangle.

US Pat. No. 10,429,442

TESTING SOC WITH PORTABLE SCENARIO MODELS AND AT DIFFERENT LEVELS

Breker Verification Syste...

1. A method for testing a system-on-a-chip (SoC), comprising:receiving a file defining the SoC;
parsing the file to determine a plurality of functions of a plurality of module representations associated with the SoC and to identify an output node of the functions;
generating a first application scenario model from two of the module representations;
generating a second application scenario model from two of the module representations, wherein the second application scenario model is different from the first application scenario model;
generating one or more test files including the first application scenario model and the second application scenario model;
compiling the one or more test files to generate one or more compiled files;
executing a test bench program using the one or more compiled files to execute the first and second application scenario models to further generate a plurality of test outputs; and
comparing the test outputs with a plurality of expected outputs to determine whether the SoC passes a test.

US Pat. No. 10,429,436

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING AN ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTIC OF A SUBSTRATE

Soitec, Bernin (FR)

1. A measurement device for measuring a radiofrequency characteristic of a substrate comprising:a support made of a dielectric material having a bearing surface, the support comprising an electrical test structure comprising at least one active or passive radiofrequency component and having a contact surface flush with the bearing surface of the support, the bearing surface of the support and the contact surface of the electrical test structure forming a planar surface suitable for coming into contact with the substrate; and
at least one connection bump contact formed on another surface of the support and electrically linked to the electrical test structure.

US Pat. No. 10,429,408

VEHICLE MONITORING MODULE

DANLAW INC., Novi, MI (U...

1. A portable system for monitoring vehicle driving conditions of a vehicle comprising:a processor;
an accelerometer unit in communication with the processor to provide accelerometer data for a first accelerometer axis, a second accelerometer axis, and a third accelerometer axis;
a gyroscope unit in communication with the processor to provide gyroscope data for a first gyroscope axis, a second gyroscope axis, and a third gyroscope axis;
a housing unit enclosing the processor, the accelerometer unit, and the gyroscope unit, the processor being configured to determine a gravity plane perpendicular to the gravity direction using rate of angular change data of the gyroscope for a plurality of turns when the vehicle is moving before determining a primary axis of the vehicle or a transverse axis of the vehicle, and after determining the gravity plane determining the primary axis or transverse axis of the vehicle based on the gravity plane the processor being configured to determine an orientation based on the primary axis or transverse axis of the vehicle relative to the accelerometer unit and the gyroscope unit based on the accelerometer data for the first accelerometer axis, the second accelerometer axis, and the third accelerometer axis and the gyroscope data for the first gyroscope axis, the second gyroscope axis, and the third gyroscope axis.

US Pat. No. 10,429,406

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL STRUCTURE WITH FRAMES

MURTA MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A microelectromechanical structure, comprising:a first capacitive detection element, a first frame, and a second frame patterned into a material layer of the microelectromechanical structure; wherein
the first capacitive detection element includes a stator and a rotor, wherein the stator is anchored to a support to form a stationary electrode, and the rotor is suspended to a support to form a mobile electrode;
the rotor has a degree in freedom for translation in a first direction that is parallel to the material layer of the microelectromechanical structure;
the stationary electrode and the mobile electrode form a capacitor, capacitance of which is changed by motion of the mobile electrode in the first direction;
the first frame is anchored to the support and circumscribes the stator and the rotor of the first capacitive detection element in the material layer of the microelectromechanical structure;
the second frame is anchored to the support and circumscribes the stator and the rotor of the first capacitive detection element in the material layer of the microelectromechanical structure between the first capacitive detection element and the first frame;
the second frame is electrically isolated from the first frame; and
the rotor and the second frame are galvanically coupled to have a same electric potential.

US Pat. No. 10,429,375

EXPORTING MEASUREMENTS OF NANOPORE ARRAYS

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A nanopore based sequencing system, comprising:an array of cells, wherein a cell comprises a nanopore sensor;
a circuitry configured to:
make a plurality of measurements of an electrical characteristic associated with the nanopore sensor;
process the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic associated with the nanopore sensor; and
perform data reduction to the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic associated with the nanopore sensor, comprising:
determining that a first portion of the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic correspond to a single base call event at the nanopore sensor;
determining a summary for the first portion of the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic, wherein determining the summary comprises: representing the first portion of the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic such that consecutive measurements of the electrical characteristic are mapped to a single magnitude value and either (i) a time duration or (ii) a count of the consecutive measurements of the electrical characteristic; and
exporting the summary for the first portion of the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,429,362

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESORBING AND DETECTING AN ANALYTE SORBED ON A SOLID PHASE MICROEXTRACTION DEVICE

JP SCIENTIFIC LIMITED, W...

16. A method for desorbing and detecting an analyte sorbed on a solid phase microextraction (SPME) device, the method comprising:desorbing at least some of the analyte from the SPME device into a desorption solution in a desorption chamber that is in fluid connection with a flow injector, wherein the desorption solution in the desorption chamber is substantially not flowing to the flow injector;
nebulizing a solvent from the flow injector while the analyte is desorbing into the desorption solution in the desorption chamber, wherein the solvent is nebulized from the flow injector at a rate sufficient to fluidly isolate the desorption solution in the desorption chamber from the solvent being nebulized;
flushing substantially all of the desorption solution in the desorption chamber to the flow injector as a substantially undiluted plug of liquid; and
spraying the desorption solution through the flow injector into a detection device.

US Pat. No. 10,429,358

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSPECTING DELAMINATION OF LAMINATED BODY

NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTIO...

1. A delamination inspection method for a laminated body, including: causing an ultrasonic wave to enter the laminated body obtained by laminating a plurality of members, from a sensor disposed on one side of the laminated body; receiving the ultrasonic wave having propagated through the laminated body; and evaluating the received ultrasonic wave to inspect whether or not an inter-layer delamination is present,the sensor including: a transmission probe configured to cause the ultrasonic wave to enter the laminated body at a predetermined refraction angle; a reception probe configured to receive a propagation wave having propagated while having been repeatedly reflected by interfaces of the plurality of members; and a probe holding means configured to hold the transmission probe and the reception probe with a predetermined interval therebetween, and
the method comprising:
disposing the transmission probe and the reception probe on a sound part of the laminated body, with a preset probe interval therebetween by using the probe holding means, receiving the propagation wave having propagated through the sound part, and obtaining, as a reference detection length, a detection length over which an echo height of the received propagation wave through the sound part is detected as being equal to or greater than a predetermined value;
disposing the transmission probe and the reception probe so as to sandwich an inspection target part of the laminated body with an interval same as the preset probe interval by using the probe holding means, receiving the propagation wave having propagated through the inspection target part, and measuring a measured detection length over which an echo height of the received propagation wave through the inspection target part is detected as being equal to or greater than the predetermined value; and
comparing the measured detection length with the reference detection length to inspect whether or not an inter-layer delamination is present in the inspection target part.

US Pat. No. 10,429,352

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IN-AND OUT-OF-DIE MONITORING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MULTI-COMPONENT TABLETS AND FOR DETECTING AND MONITORING STICTION AND TOOLING MATERIAL MODIFICATIONS ON PUNCH AND DIE SURFACES

Clarkson University, Pos...

1. A method of detecting or monitoring powder materials sticking, tooling material mechanical property changes, or tooling geometric modifications at least one punch or die surface during compaction comprising the steps of:transmitting a first set of acoustic or ultrasonic waves onto the surfaces of said at least one punch or die surface;
receiving a second set of acoustic or ultrasonic waves from said at least one punch or die surface;
analyzing data received from said second set of acoustic or ultrasonic waves;
determining a vibration resonance frequency of said at least one punch or die surface based on said analyzed data; and
determining a material accumulation level, geometric deformation level, or a material defect state of said at least one punch or die surface based on said determined vibration resonance frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,429,332

OIL DEGRADATION METER AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING OIL DEGRADATION

ATAGO CO., LTD, Tokyo (J...

1. An oil degradation meter for displaying an acid value (AVn) of a sample oil/fat without measuring the acid value (AVn) of the sample oil/fat, comprising:(a) a dielectric constant sensor that measures a dielectric constant of the sample oil/fat;
(b) a memory that stores the dielectric constant of the sample oil/fat measured by said dielectric constant sensor;
(c) an input unit that inputs an acid value into said memory that stores the inputted acid value;
(d) a circuit;
(e) a display; and
(f) a processor that controls said dielectric constant sensor, said input unit, said memory, said circuit, and said display,
(g) wherein said processor, in a setup mode,
sets an acid value (AV0) of unused oil/fat to 0,
obtains from the dielectric constant sensor a dielectric constant (D0) of the unused oil/fat,
stores the obtained dielectric constant (D0) of the unused oil/fat in said memory,
obtains from the dielectric constant sensor a dielectric constant (D100) of used oil/fat at a replacement time under a specific oil/fat usage condition, and
stores the obtained dielectric constant (D100) of the used oil/fat at the replacement time under the specific oil/fat usage condition along with an acid value (AV100) of the used oil/fat at the replacement time under the specific oil/fat usage condition in said memory; and
(h) wherein said processor, in a measurement mode,
controls said dielectric constant sensor to measure a dielectric constant (Dn) of the sample oil/fat,
stores the measured dielectric constant (Dn) of the sample oil/fat in said memory, and
controls said display to display the acid value (AVn) of the sample oil/fat without measuring the acid value (AVn) based on
the dielectric constants of the unused oil/fat and the used oil/fat at the replacement time under the specific oil/fat usage condition (D0,D100) obtained from the dielectric constant sensor in the setup mode,
the acid value of the used oil/fat at the replacement time under the specific oil/fat usage condition (AV100) stored in said memory in the setup mode, and
a product of the acid value of the used oil/fat at the replacement time under the specific oil/fat usage condition (AV100) and a ratio of i) a difference between the measured dielectric constant of the sample oil/fat measured by the dielectric constant sensor in the measurement mode (Dn), and the dielectric constant of the unused oil/fat obtained from the dielectric constant sensor in the setup mode (D0), and ii) a difference between the dielectric constant of the used oil/fat obtained from the dielectric constant sensor at the replacement time under the specific oil/fat usage condition in the setup mode (D100), and the dielectric constant of the unused oil/fat obtained from the dielectric constant sensor in the setup mode (D0), determined by the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,275

TRACE ANALYTE COLLECTION SWAB

Smiths Detection Montreal...

1. A trace analyte collection swab comprising:a swab substrate comprising a surface having a trace analyte collection area; and
a coating disposed on the surface of the swab substrate in the trace analyte collection area, the coating configured to be dry-to-the-feel and not perceptibly tacky yet microscopically adhesive to collect particles of the trace analyte from a surface when the trace analyte collection area is placed against the surface, the coating being applied in a pattern on the swab substrate in the trace particle collection area;
wherein the pattern comprises at least one first area where the coating is applied and at least one second area where the coating is not applied, the at least one first area configured to collect particles of a trace analyte of a first type and the at least one second area configured to collect particles of a trace analyte of a second type that are not collected by the at least one first area.

US Pat. No. 10,429,265

COMPONENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A DAMAGE IN A BONDING OF A COMPONENT DEVICE

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ...

1. A component device for a primary supporting component of an aircraft, comprising:a first component element;
a second component element;
a bonding which provides a connection between the first component element and the second component element; and
a detector device with at least one interior space sensor device that measures a change of the pressure and/or of a concentration of a gas surrounding the interior space sensor device;
wherein the first component element, the second component element, and the bonding confine an interior space;
wherein the interior space sensor device is arranged in the interior space;
wherein the interior space sensor device comprises a first interior space sensor that measures the absolute pressure of the gases surrounding the first interior space sensor, a second interior space sensor that measures the partial pressure of a gas surrounding the second interior space sensor, and a third interior space sensor that measures the concentration of a gas surrounding the third interior space sensor; and
wherein the interior space sensor device comprises a plurality of different second interior space sensors, each of which is configured to measure the partial pressure of a different gas, and/or a plurality of different third interior space sensors, each of which is configured to measure the concentration of a different gas.

US Pat. No. 10,429,262

PROTECTIVE CASINGS FOR GAUGE ASSEMBLIES HAVING GAUGES AND HOSES

Gauge Guardian, LLC, Kau...

1. A protective casing for a manifold gauge assembly having a gauge and a hose, the protective casing comprising:a base member having a first end and an opposite, second end; and
a pair of opposing side members that each extend from the base member in a first direction such that the base member and the pair of opposing side members define a cavity, and wherein the pair of opposing side members define a channel through which the hose passes into the cavity such that the hose is received in the cavity and the gauge is positioned at the first end;
wherein the base member has an aperture that aligns with the channel to thereby form a handle, and wherein the aperture is defined by an inner edge having a base member ridge that divides the aperture into a first finger section and a second finger section; and
wherein one side member in the pair of opposing side members has a first side edge with a first side ridge that aligns with the base member ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,429,243

SPACE-BASED SODIUM LIDAR INSTRUMENT AND METHOD OF OPERATION

U.S.A. as represented by ...

1. A Lidar instrument comprising:a laser transmitter including:
a continuous wave diode laser which emits laser beams at a predetermined wavelength, through mode matching lenses and a high reflective mirror to pump a c-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal;
a tunable seed continuous wave diode laser which emits laser beams through at least one mode matching lens, said laser beams which are redirected by a beam splitter to said c-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal, such that the tunable seed laser acts as an injection seeder for said c-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal to allow for tuning of the Nd:YVO4 crystal which tunes said continuous wave diode laser to produce light at a wavelength of 1066 nm;
wherein said tunable laser light after passing through said c-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal self-Raman shifts to 1178 nm;
wherein said continuous wave diode laser and said tunable seed continuous wave diode laser produce tunable laser light across the sodium D2 absorption line; and
wherein said c-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal is a zig-zag crystal which supports multiple total internal reflections of optical wave propagation therethrough, and increases an optical path length greater than a physical dimension of said zig-zag crystal.

US Pat. No. 10,429,239

COLOR CAPTURE ARRANGEMENT AND CORRECTION METHOD USING THE COLOR CAPTURE ARRANGEMENT

SensoPart Industriesensor...

1. A color capture arrangement for determining at least one color of an object to be identified, the color capture arrangement comprising:a directed light source configured to direct light towards the object;
evaluation electronics; and
a color capture device comprising:
at least three color identification sensors configured to receiving radiation reflected by the object; and
funnels as light-guiding elements,
wherein each funnel is disposed upstream of a color identification sensor, and
wherein at least one of the color identification sensors is a distance sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,429,234

DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC ACOUSTIC DETECTION DEVICE

NEUBREX CO., LTD., Kobe-...

1. A distributed fiber optic acoustic detection device that measures a distribution state of an acoustic wave by utilizing backscattered light disturbance due to strain of an optical fiber caused by the acoustic wave, the distributed fiber optic acoustic detection device comprising:a laser light source;
a pulse generator for shaping laser light emitted from the laser light source into an optical pulse, to inject into an optical fiber the optical pulse as a prove optical pulse for acoustic detection;
a delay circuit for delaying the laser light to be injected into the pulse generator for the pulse generator to inject a delayed optical pulse as a replica optical pulse of the prove optical pulse for acoustic detection;
a switching circuit for switching injection of the laser light into the pulse generator between directly and via the delay circuit;
a detector for detecting Rayleigh backscattered light returning to an input end of the optical fiber after backscattered in the optical fiber, to extract an intermediate frequency signal from the detected signal; and
a signal processor for processing the intermediate frequency signal extracted by the detector to convert the processed signal into a baseband signal,wherein during acoustic measurement,the prove optical pulse and the replica optical pulse are repeatedly injected one after another as an odd-numbered prove pulse and an even-numbered prove pulse, respectively, into the optical fiber at constant time intervals by the switching action of the switching circuit, and the signal processor processes the intermediate signal that is obtained by subtracting a Rayleigh backscattered signal responsive to an odd-numbered optical pulse from a Rayleigh backscattered signal responsive to the next even-numbered optical pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,429,212

POSITION SENSOR DETECTING A MECHANICAL PULSE CONDUCTED BY A WAVEGUIDE FORMED OF MAGNETOSTRICTIVE MATERIAL

SICK ATECH GMBH, Witten ...

1. A position sensor comprisinga waveguide of magnetostrictive material which extends along a measurement path and which is configured for conducting mechanical pulses triggered by magnetostriction;
a transducer arranged at a first end of the waveguide, the transducer being configured to couple a current pulse into the waveguide and to detect a mechanical pulse conducted by the waveguide in the direction of the transducer; and
a damping element of an elastomer material arranged at a second end of the waveguide, the damping element being configured to damp a mechanical pulse propagating in the direction of the second end,wherein the hardness of the elastomer material increases as the distance from the transducer increases,wherein the elastomer material is formed directly at the waveguide with the aid of a casting process; and wherein the elastomer material is a material comprising at least two components whose mixing ratio determines the hardness of the elastomer material.

US Pat. No. 10,429,206

COUNTING DEVICE AND PEDOMETER DEVICE

NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A counting device, comprising:a piezoelectric sensor, configured to generate a voltage signal when being pressed;
a rectifier, electrically coupled to the piezoelectric sensor and configured to receive the voltage signal and rectify the voltage signal to a trigger signal;
a non-volatile counter, electrically coupled to the rectifier and configured to receive the trigger signal, and comprising a plurality of non-volatile D flip-flops which are configured to count according to the trigger signal and store count data, wherein each non-volatile D flip-flop is configured to store the count data and retains a logic state of the count data without consuming power;
a processing module, electrically coupled to the non-volatile counter and configured to read the count data and calculate the count data to generate a counting value; and
a wireless communication module, electrically coupled to the processing module, wherein the processing module transmits the counting value to an external device through the wireless communication module;
wherein the counting device is powered with electrical energy of the voltage signal generated by the piezoelectric sensor; and
the plurality of non-volatile D flip-flops comprise:
a first non-volatile D flip-flop, comprising a first clock terminal, a first input terminal, a first output terminal, a first inverting output terminal and a first non-volatile memory element, wherein the first clock terminal is electrically coupled to the rectifier, and the first inverting output terminal is electrically coupled to the first input terminal; and
a second non-volatile D flip-flop, comprising a second clock terminal, a second input terminal, a second output terminal, a second inverting output terminal and a second non-volatile memory element, wherein the second clock terminal is electrically coupled to the first inverting output terminal, and the second inverting output terminal is electrically coupled to the second input terminal;
wherein the first clock terminal receives the trigger signal, a first logic signal outputted from the first inverting output terminal is transmitted to the first input terminal and the second clock terminal, so that a first logic state of the first output terminal is changed correspondingly, and the first non-volatile memory element stores the first logic state;
wherein the operation of the second non-volatile D flip-flop is determined according to the first logic signal outputted from the first inverting output terminal, and when the first logic signal is changed from a low logic level to a high logic level, the second inverting output terminal outputs a second logic signal which is then transmitted to the second input terminal, so that a second logic state of the second output terminal is changed and the second non-volatile memory element stores the second logic state.

US Pat. No. 10,429,185

INDOOR ROTATION SENSOR AND DIRECTIONAL SENSOR FOR DETERMINING THE HEADING ANGLE OF PORTABLE DEVICE

SENIONLAB AB, Linkoping ...

1. A method for determining a heading angle of a portable electronic device in an indoor environment comprising:providing an orientation model describing how rotational movement is integrated to orientation;
receiving rotational movement information from a rotational sensor of the portable electronic device, the rotational movement information being indicative of rotational movement of the portable electronic device;
determining a first heading angle of the portable electronic device at the processor based on the received rotational movement information and the orientation model and then computing the orientation around the downward direction of the portable electronic device to form the first heading angle;
receiving first direction information from a first direction sensor of the portable electronic device;
receiving second direction information from a second direction sensor, wherein the second direction information is indicative of a direction of movement of the portable electronic device;
using the processor of the portable electronic device, identifying an outlier that is one of said first and second direction information, the outlier comprising information that is inaccurate due to an occurrence of a disturbance; and
computing a correction to the heading angle at the processor of the portable electronic device by comparing the heading angle to the first and second direction information and considering the outlier.

US Pat. No. 10,429,184

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SYSTEM INCLUDING AN UNDERWATER SENSOR ASSEMBLY

Aridea LLC, Charleston, ...

1. An underwater sensor assembly, comprising:a frame configured to sit on a bottom of a body of water; and
at least one first sensor connected to the frame, wherein the at least one first sensor is configured to measure at least one parameter related to the body of water,
wherein the frame comprises a plurality of legs and a mount, wherein the plurality of legs extend from the mount and are configured to allow water to flow between the plurality of legs, and
wherein at least one leg of the plurality of legs comprises a circular base at a first end, and wherein the at least one leg is connected to the mount at a second end opposite the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,429,157

LIGHTED NOCK

NOCKOUT OUTDOORS LLC, La...

14. A lighted nock kit, comprising:a package;
an LED/battery assembly, comprising an LED portion mechanically coupled to a battery portion, wherein displacing the LED portion toward the battery portion from an off state activates the LED portion and displacing the LED portion in an on state away from the battery portion deactivates the LED portion;
a first nock sleeve for insertion into the hollow shaft, the first nock sleeve including a shoulder portion that engages with a rear end of the hollow shaft, a distal portion extending from the shoulder portion into the hollow shaft, a hollow center opening having an inner diameter extending from the shoulder portion into the distal portion, wherein the distal portion has a first outer diameter;
a second nock sleeve for insertion into the hollow shaft, the second nock sleeve including a shoulder portion that engages with a rear end of the hollow shaft, a distal portion extending from the shoulder portion into the hollow shaft, a hollow center opening having an inner diameter extending from the shoulder portion into the distal portion, wherein the distal portion has a second outer diameter that is different than the first outer diameter of the first nock sleeve;
a nock comprising a head configured to engage with a bowstring and a shank with a recess defined therein, wherein the LED/battery assembly is located at least partially within the recess and the LED portion is secured to the nock; and
a housing offset from the nock and including an interior aperture defined therein, wherein the LED/battery assembly is located at least partially within the interior aperture and the battery portion is secured to the housing,
wherein the housing is releasably coupled within the center opening of the nock sleeve and resists longitudinal translation of the battery relative to the nock sleeve,
wherein the neck translates longitudinally with respect to the nock sleeve between an activated configuration that activates the LED portion and a deactivated configuration that deactivates the LED portion without removing the LED/battery assembly from the nock sleeve, and
wherein each of the LED/battery assembly, first nock sleeve, second nock sleeve, nock, and housing are disposed inside of the package.

US Pat. No. 10,429,144

AUTOMATIC SUBMACHINE GUN FOR EXPLOITING RECOIL COMPRISING TWO OPPOSING LEVERS FOR THE HAMMER, ONE ASSOCIATED WITH SINGLE-SHOT FIRING MODE AND THE OTHER WITH BURST FIRING MODE

Far League S.R.L., Milan...

1. An automatic submachine gun for exploiting recoil, comprising:a stock (2);
a fixed barrel (4);
a grip (3) provided with an extractable butt (20);
a bolt (6) configured to slide in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the barrel (4), inside the stock (2), to lock a breech of the barrel (4);
a device for recovering recoil kinetic energy of the bolt (6);
a hammer (22) configured to swing in opposition to, and through action of, a spring actuator element (23), the hammer configured to swing between a cocked position and an uncocked position;
a trigger assembly for the hammer (22) comprising: in turn a swinging trigger (21) pivoted on the stock (2) and operatively connected to a sear lever (26); a first opposing lever (28) of the hammer (22) for single shot fire actuatable by the sear lever (26); and a second opposing lever (29) of the hammer (22) for continuous burst fire actuatable by the sear lever (26);
a manual fire mode selector (34) connected to a rotating shaft (35) having a cam (36) configured to interact with said first opposing lever (28) of the hammer for single shot fire and with said second opposing lever (29) of the hammer for burst fire;
an extractable magazine (8) for loading cartridge ammunition into a cartridge chamber (210) of the barrel (4); and
a firing pin (37) actuatable by the hammer (22) and configured to slide in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the barrel (4) in a seat provided in the bolt (6);
where the hammer (22) is configured and disposed to interact with the bolt (6) to absorb a significant fraction of the recoil kinetic energy of the bolt (6) for attainment of the cocked position;
where the hammer (22) has a point of impact (201) with the bolt (6), where a centre of mass (G) of the hammer (22) is positioned below the point of impact (201) of the hammer (22) with the bolt (6), and where, upon interaction of the hammer (22) with the bolt (6), a length of movement of the centre of mass (G) of the hammer (22) is amplified relative to a length of movement of the bolt (6); and
where the gun is blowback operated, and where the breech of the barrel is not locked mechanically at time of firing.

US Pat. No. 10,429,108

METHOD OF MAINTAINING THE FLOW RATE OF A REFRIGERANT WHILE MAINTAINING SUPERHEAT

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

1. A method of maintaining a fluid flow rate in a heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) system while maintaining superheat in the HVAC-R system at a desired level comprising:continuously measuring an operating fluid temperature of the HVAC-R system;
continuously calculating HVAC-R system superheat at a pre-determined rate;
determining if the calculated HVAC-R system superheat is stable;
measuring and recording an operating fluid pressure of the HVAC-R system each time the calculated HVAC-R system superheat is stable;
recording an average operating fluid pressure each subsequent time the superheat is stable;
calculating an output PWM according to the equation:
Output PWM=(Flow Rate Component)+(Superheat Component); and
reducing fluid flow through a metering valve in the HVAC-R system when an actual PWM of the HVAC-R system is greater than the calculated output PWM of the HVAC-R system by adjusting a PWM signal to a microvalve in the metering valve, and increasing fluid flow through the metering valve in the HVAC-R system when the actual PWM of the HVAC-R system is less than the calculated output PWM of the HVAC-R system by adjusting the PWM signal to the microvalve in the metering valve;
wherein the Flow Rate Component is the result of regulating around a target operating fluid pressure by performing the steps of: (1) determining an average operating fluid pressure, (2) calculating a fluid pressure within an evaporator, and (3) comparing the average operating fluid pressure to the fluid pressure within the evaporator, such that if the average operating fluid pressure is greater than the fluid pressure within the evaporator, then fluid flow through an expansion device is increased, and if the average operating fluid pressure is less than the fluid pressure within the evaporator, then fluid flow through the expansion device reduced, and
wherein the Superheat Component is the result of regulating around a target superheat by performing the steps of: (1) calculating the system superheat of the HVAC-R, (2) and comparing the calculated system superheat to a target superheat, such that if the calculated system superheat is greater than the target superheat by a pre-determined amount, then fluid flow through the expansion device is increased, and if the calculated system superheat is less than the target superheat by a pre-determined amount, then fluid flow through the expansion device is reduced as shown.

US Pat. No. 10,429,104

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION INCLUDING THERMAL TRANSFER BETWEEN VORTEX FLUX GENERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR COMPARTMENT

Silicon Turbine Systems, ...

1. A vortex flux refrigerator comprising:a vortex flux generator comprising:
a magnetic circuit configured to produce a magnetic field,
a vortex material, disposed within the magnetic field and configured to form and subsequently dissipate a vortex, wherein upon formation of the vortex, a magnetic field density surrounding the vortex is urged to decrease, and wherein upon subsequent dissipation of the vortex, the urging to decrease ceases and the magnetic field density increases prior to a reformation of the vortex, wherein the decrease of the magnetic field density and the increase of the magnetic field density correspond to a modulation of the magnetic field, and
an inductor disposed in a vicinity of the vortex such that the modulation of the magnetic field induces an electrical current in the inductor; and
a refrigerated compartment operatively coupled to the vortex flux generator, the refrigerated compartment comprising a heat transfer loop including a heat conduction media and a heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,429,100

CLAMPING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A SOLAR MODULE

Solibro Hi-Tech GmbH, Bi...

1. A clamping device for a solar module, the clamping device comprising:a receiving portion for receiving an edge portion of the solar module, said receiving portion having at least a first side wall portion and an additional side wall portion together forming a receiving region;
said additional side wall portion being bendable about a bending axis, and the bending axis being orientated parallel with a longitudinal axis of the clamping device;
said receiving portion being constructed integrally in one piece;
at least one spacer element disposed on said additional side wall portion and configured for ensuring a minimum spacing between said additional side wall portion and a carrier structure, said spacer element being constructed by said additional side wall portion; and
said receiving portion having a modulus of elasticity greater than a modulus of elasticity of rubber.

US Pat. No. 10,429,080

ELECTRIC STOVETOP HEATER UNIT WITH INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Zoppas Industries de Mexi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a heater comprising a heating element having a region that does not contain a surface heating portion of the heating element, the heating element operatively connected between a first terminal in electrical contact with a second terminal to conduct a current through the heating element, the first and second terminals configured to connect across a power supply configured to provide the current for the heating element;
a medallion positioned in the region;
a thermostat coupled with the medallion and the heating element to form an integrated unit that is removable from a power source, the thermostat positioned in the region at approximately a center of the heater; and
an urging element providing an upward force to cause the thermostat to make physical contact with an object, the urging element comprising:
an urging surface abutting a bottom surface of the medallion and providing an upward force to the thermostat; and
a deformable surface operatively connected to the urging surface and that mechanically deforms to cause an upward force in response to a downward force applied from the object to the thermostat, the deformable surface comprising at least one planar section, the upward force applied through the deformable surface being a restorative force,
wherein the heater further comprises:
a first conductor connected between the first terminal and a first end of the heating element, the first conductor configured to conduct the current between the first terminal and the first end of the heating element;
a second conductor connected between the thermostat and a second end of the heating element, the second conductor configured to conduct the current between the second end of the heating element and a first end of the thermostat; and
a third conductor connected between a second end of the thermostat and the second terminal, the third conductor configured to conduct the current between the second end of the thermostat and the second terminal,
wherein the connection between the second end and the second conductor is positioned at a location along the heater that is most radially distant from the center of the heater and is positioned radially outwardly from the connection between the first end and the first conductor;
wherein the thermostat is operatively connected in series between the first terminal and the second terminal, thereby allowing the current to flow through the thermostat, the thermostat comprising:
a contact surface disposed to make physical contact with an object placed on the surface heating portion; and
a switch disposed between the first and the second ends of the thermostat and configured to react when the contact surface experiences a temperature equal to or greater than a temperature limit, the reacting comprising preventing the current from conducting through the heating element, the current conducting through the switch when the temperature is not equal to or greater than the temperature limit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,079

ELECTRIC STOVETOP HEATER UNIT WITH INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Zoppas Industries de Mexi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a heater comprising a heating element having a region that does not contain a surface heating portion of the heating element;
a thermostat coupled with the heating element to form an integrated unit that is removable from a power source, the thermostat being positioned in the region, a first portion of the heating element coupled to a first end of the thermostat, a second portion of the heating element extending across the surface heating portion and coupled to a second end of the thermostat, the thermostat comprising:
a contact surface disposed to make physical contact with an object placed on the surface heating portion, the contact surface defining the point of temperature measurement for the thermostat; and
a switch configured to prevent a current from conducting through the heating element when the contact surface experiences a temperature equal to or greater than a temperature limit; and
an urging element providing an upward force to cause the contact surface to make physical contact with the object, the urging element comprising:
an urging surface abutting a bottom surface of the thermostat and providing the upward force to the thermostat; and
a deformable surface operatively connected to the urging surface and that mechanically deforms to cause the upward force in response to a downward force applied from the object to the thermostat, the deformable surface comprising a plurality of planar sections each connected at an angle, the upward force applied through the deformable surface being a restorative force to urge the deformable surface to restore the angles between the plurality of planar sections.

US Pat. No. 10,429,058

HIGH VISIBILITY TOOL HANDLE WITH ACTIVE ILLUMINATION

GLOCORE TOOLS, LLC, Reyn...

1. A tool comprising:a straight, cylindrical, light transmissive shaft;
a fire ax head affixed to a first end of the shaft;
a hand grip portion affixed to a second end of the shaft;
a light source located along the shaft such that the light therefrom illuminates the interior of the shaft; and
an on/off switch, in communication with the light source, arranged in the hand grip portion.

US Pat. No. 10,429,043

STAND FOR ELONGATED LIGHTING APPARATUS

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A portable support stand for supporting an elongated luminaire, the portable support stand comprising:a base portion configured to be positioned on a horizontal support surface; and
a hollow luminaire holster offset at an acute angle relative to the base portion, having a circumference, and being detachably coupled to the base portion, at least a portion of the hollow luminaire holster being configured to receive the elongate luminaire within the circumference of the hollow luminaire holster and to support the elongated luminaire in a fixed orientation relative to the support surface,
wherein:
the base portion comprises a hole extending there-through,
when coupled relative to one another, at least a portion of the hollow luminaire holster extends through the hole in the base portion,
the hollow luminaire holster comprises a holster body, one or more support flanges, a first open panel, and a second open panel that collectively define the circumference of the hollow luminaire holster, the first open panel defining a first opening, the second open panel defining a second opening;
the one or more support flanges extend beyond a first end of the holster body in an axial direction of the holster, the first end of the holster body being opposite a second end of the holster body positioned adjacent the base portion;
the holster body has a primary axis extending between the first end and the second end of the holster body;
the second opening is sized differently than the first opening, positioned circumferentially opposite the first opening, and positioned at least partially axially opposite the first opening; and
the second opening and the first opening both extend from the second end of the holster body.

US Pat. No. 10,429,042

TWIST AND LOCK MOUNTING BRACKET

Feit Electric Company, In...

10. A mounting assembly comprising:a mounting bracket comprising:
a circular twist and lock receiver element comprising:
(i) a planar portion having a first outer periphery and a central opening both lying in a first plane; and
(ii) an angled portion integral to the planar portion and extending outwardly from the first outer periphery to a second outer periphery, the second outer periphery being larger than and in a different plane than that of the first outer periphery;
at least two twist and lock tab receivers that define at least two notches extending in the first plane from the first outer periphery to the central opening; and
at least two S-shaped standoffs extending, in part, in the second plane and outwardly from the second outer periphery; and
a biasing bracket comprising:
a central bracket portion having a central opening and at least two legs extending therefrom, two of the at least two legs being configured to engage the at least two S-shaped standoffs of the mounting bracket;
at least two width adjusting members operatively connected to the central bracket portion, the width adjusting members being selectively slidable between at least two configurations having at least two different diameters; and
at least two first resilient members each attached to a respective one of the at least two width adjusting members, biased to an extended position, and configured to engage an interior surface of a can light having one of the at least two different diameters.

US Pat. No. 10,429,017

ELECTRICAL COVER

2BR Creations, LLC, Evan...

1. An outlet cover, comprising:an electrical cover extending to a pair of opposed rim sides;
a raised plateau medially disposed on said electrical cover; and
a receptacle guard medially disposed on said raised plateau, said receptacle guard includes an upper receptacle grasp and a lower receptacle grasp to receive each electrical receptacle of an electrical outlet, wherein each of said upper receptacle grasp and said lower receptacle grasp include grasp walls configured to grip each said electrical receptacle to hold said outlet cover in place.

US Pat. No. 10,429,007

GAS PRESSURE TANK STRUCTURE

Amsted Rail Company, Inc....

1. A gas pressure tank structure, comprising:a tank wall (1), a compression oil cylinder (2), a locking ring (3), a spring cylinder (4), a locating pin mounting hole (5), a dowel pinhole (6), a refractory brick (7), a guide mechanism (8), a sealing structure (9), an arc joint (10), an arc shaped tank bottom (11), a steel ladle stand (12), a tank cover (13), and a reinforcing board (14);
wherein the tank wall (1) is provided on its left side with the compression oil cylinder (2), the compression oil cylinder (2) is provided on its lower side with the locking ring (3), the locking ring (3) is provided on its lower side with the spring cylinder (4), the tank wall (1) is provided on its right side with the locating pin mounting hole (5), the locating pin mounting hole (5) is provided thereon with the dowel pinhole (6), the tank wall (1) is provided therein with the refractory brick (7) and the guide mechanism (8), the tank wall (1) is provided at its upper end with the sealing structure (9) and is provided at its lower side with the arc joint (10), the arc joint (10) is connected with the arc shaped tank bottom (11), the refractory brick (7) is provided thereon with the steel ladle stand (12), and the tank wall (1) is provided thereon with the tank cover (13).

US Pat. No. 10,429,003

MAGNETIC OBJECT SUSPENSION APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS

CONTI-BROS, INC., Greenv...

1. An apparatus for suspending an item comprising:a carrier;a focusing member coupled to the carrier, the focusing member being comprised of a ferrous material; anda magnet disposed in physical contact with the focusing member such that an attraction surface of the magnet is exposed to permit direct contact between the magnet and the item;wherein the focusing member is formed as a focusing cup having side surfaces and a bottom surface that form a cavity, wherein the magnet is received into the cavity of the focusing cup;wherein the ferrous material of the focusing member is formed to affect and focus a magnetic field of the magnet towards the attraction surface such that a maximum magnetic field is oriented toward a location where the item suspends.

US Pat. No. 10,428,996

THERMAL INSULATING SYSTEM FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE INDUSTRIAL TANKS AND EQUIPMENT

AISLAMIENTOS SUAVAL, S.A....

1. Thermal insulating system for high temperature industrial tanks and equipment, comprisingan insulating material placed on a wall of the industrial tanks and equipment,
a covering system covering the insulating material, and
a support system supporting the insulating material and the covering system, the thermal insulating system for high temperature industrial tanks and equipmentwhereinthe covering system comprises a plurality of covering sheets,
a plurality of each covering sheet is fixed only to the support system,
adjacent covering sheets overlap longitudinally one over the other, giving rise to overlapped sections, an overlapped sections comprising
an upper part belonging to one of the adjacent covering sheets and
a lower part belonging to the other adjacent covering sheet,
the covering system comprises at least a substantially omega-shaped longitudinal assembly clip placed at a plurality of each overlapped section, on the interior sides of the covering sheets, the longitudinal assembly clip comprising in turn
a first end attached to the upper part of the overlapped section,
a central portion separated from the covering sheets, and
a second end contacting the lower part of the overlapped section and pressing said lower part,
and the longitudinal assembly clip retains the lower part of the overlapped sections against the upper part in such position that a plurality of said lower part always contacts said upper part at least on one point.

US Pat. No. 10,428,995

HEAT-INSULATED PIPE ARRANGEMENT

NITTA CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A heat-insulated pipe assembly comprising:a pipe allowing a fluid to flow therethrough;
a heat insulating member covering at least a part of the pipe; and
a protective member being a tape-shaped member having elasticity and adhesion, the protective member being helically and closely wrapped around on the heat insulating member, wherein
the pipe is used in an exhaust gas purification system using an SCR catalyst, and
the heat insulating member is an insulation tube having a hollow cylindrical shape, the insulation tube has a slit extending in a longitudinal direction and cutting across from an inner face to an outer face of the insulation tube, the insulation tube is configured to allow the pipe to insert in a hollow portion through the slit, and the heat insulating member has a closed-cell structure and is configured to suppress an increase in a temperature of the fluid due to heat exchange with air.

US Pat. No. 10,428,993

NON-METALLIC CLIP CONNECTION SYSTEM

WHITEFIELD PLASTICS CORPO...

1. A non-metallic clip connection system comprising:a non-metallic clip comprising:
a substantially rectangular base portion comprising a clip retention feature,
a first longitudinal flared wing portion that spans a longitudinal length of the base portion comprising a first substantially flat exterior facing surface on a first side and a first flared interior facing surface on a side opposite of the first side, and
a second longitudinal flared wing portion that spans a longitudinal length of the base portion comprising a second substantially flat exterior facing surface on a second side and a second flared interior facing surface on a side opposite of the second side,
a first non-metallic member comprising a first portion of a non-metallic clip receiver and a second non-metallic member independent from the first non-metallic member comprising a second portion of the non-metallic clip receiver, wherein the non-metallic clip receiver comprises a clip retention feature receiver,
wherein the non-metallic clip is inserted longitudinally into the non-metallic clip receiver and the first non-metallic member is secured to the second non-metallic member by an interference fit between the non-metallic clip and the non-metallic clip receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,428,988

CAM AND GROOVE COUPLING WITH LOCKING WIRE CLIP

Mercedes Textiles Ltd., ...

1. A cam and groove coupling joint comprising:a female coupling for receiving a male coupling and having a tubular body that includes two pairs of lugs on the body and further includes pins that are supported by each pair of lugs;
a pair of cam arms pivotally mounted to the pins between the lugs, the cam arms movable between an open position in which the male coupling is free to move relative to the female coupling and a closed position in which a cam of each cam arm locks the male coupling inside the female coupling; and
a wire clip for securing a respective cam arm in the closed position, the wire clip being movable between a secured position in which the wire clip secures the respective cam arm to prevent opening of the respective cam arm and an unsecured position in which the respective cam arm is free to be opened, wherein the wire clip has a first segment of wire extending under the respective cam arm and extending through holes in the lugs and wherein the wire clip has a second segment parallel to the first segment that is extendable over the respective cam arm to secure the respective cam arm;
wherein the wire clip is able to slide orthogonally with respect to the respective cam arm while being permanently connected to the female coupling in both the secured and unsecured positions such that the wire clip cannot be completely removed from the coupling joint and is thereby in direct contact with the coupling joint in both the secured and unsecured positions; and
wherein the first segment comprises an end that is bent to prevent complete removal of the wire clip from the coupling joint, the end acting as a lateral stop to limit a maximum pull-out of the wire clip through a hole in a first lug, wherein the end that is bent is opposite a loop which connects the first segment and the second segment, and the second segment contains a tang that is perpendicular to the second segment and which partially surrounds the first segment in the secured position.

US Pat. No. 10,428,975

PIPE CLAMP FOR A RANGE OF PIPE DIAMETERS

J. VAN WALRAVEN HOLDING B...

1. A pipe clamp for fastening a pipe to a channel type profile element having a longitudinal mounting slot defined by slot edge portions,the pipe clamp including two clamp parts, each clamp part having:
a curved pipe clamping portion, wherein in a mounted state the curved pipe clamping portions of the two clamp parts are positioned opposite each other to embrace a pipe section;
an anchoring portion essentially being formed as a leg with a hammerhead at a first end of the curved pipe clamping portion for anchoring the pipe clamp to the profile element;
a flange formed at a second end of the curved pipe clamping portion, wherein in said mounted state the flanges of the clamp parts are positioned opposite each other;
the pipe clamp furthermore including a tightening member adapted to be associated with the clamp flanges for tightening the clamp flanges together,
wherein each curved pipe clamping portion has a hammerhead sided half and a flexibly deformable flange sided half, wherein a reinforcing rib is formed on the hammerhead sided half, said reinforcing rib extending in a circumferential direction and having an increasing height towards the first end, whereby the hammerhead sided half has a higher stiffness than the flange sided half, and whereby said stiffness of the hammerhead sided half increases towards the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,428,973

POPPET VALVE

Evoguard GmbH, Nittenau ...

1. A poppet valve comprising:a valve housing and a valve seat;
a closing element which cooperates with the valve seat; and
a membrane extending around the closing element;
wherein the membrane extends from the closing element to a fixing site located on a side of the valve housing,
a spring-elastic element which fixes the membrane to the side of the valve housing, wherein the spring-elastic element comprises an annular disk subdivided into partially circumferential segments and extensions, the extensions extending axially and outwards away from the annular disk, wherein the extensions press the membrane against the fixing site.

US Pat. No. 10,428,965

DIGITAL FLOW CONTROL VALVE FOR CURING PRESS

Durbin Industrial Valve R...

1. A flow control device, arranged for digital operation from a controller, comprising:a valve body, having a fluid input and a fluid output that define a flow conduit through the valve body, the flow conduit having a seat formed along the flow conduit;
a valve stem, having a first end positioned inside the valve body in the flow conduit and a second end extending out of the valve body at a valve bonnet that seals the flow conduit;
a seal arranged at the first end of the valve stem for movement toward and away from a sealing relationship with the valve seat;
a smart motor, in bi-directional digital communication with the controller to receive an input signal for setting the position of the seal relative to the valve seat and for sending output signals to the controller, the smart motor acting to rotate an output shaft with a gear to a position determined by the input signal; and
an actuator, enclosed in a rectangular housing and arranged between the smart motor and the valve body to translate rotation of the output shaft into rotation of an actuator shaft against a biasing force provided by a spring arranged to move the actuator shaft to a predetermined default position in the event of loss of power to the smart motor, with the actuator shaft transferring the rotation to axial movement of a rectangular bushing, an end of which extends out of the actuator housing;
wherein the bushing end and the second end of the valve stem are coupled outside of both the valve body and the actuator housing for axial movement of the valve stem; and
wherein the second end of the valve stem is decouplable from the bushing end without opening the actuator housing.

US Pat. No. 10,428,959

ASSEMBLY FOR COMPRESSING A BALL VALVE SEAT

TECHNETICS GROUP FRANCE S...

7. An annular assembly for compressing a seat of a ball-valve, comprising:an insert attached to a valve body, including an internal annular counter-bore defining at least one inner counter-bore diameter of the insert;
a sleeve inserted into the internal annular counter-bore, fixed and centered relative to the insert, the sleeve defining at least one outer diameter of the sleeve, the sleeve being stepped and defining a first outer diameter and a second outer diameter of the sleeve;
the inner counter-bore diameter of the insert being greater than the first outer diameter of the sleeve, the insert defining, with the sleeve, an annular housing, the internal annular counter-bore being stepped and defining a first inner counter-bore diameter and a second inner counter-bore diameter of the insert; and
in a succession, from downstream to upstream:
a downstream stack of head rings, an inner diameter of the downstream stack of head rings being equal to the second outer diameter of the sleeve and an outer diameter of the downstream stack of head rings being equal to the first inner counter-bore diameter of the insert, the downstream stack of head rings being placed next to the seat of the ball-valve,
an annular head shim being a sliding fit between the second outer diameter of the sleeve and the first inner counter-bore diameter of the insert,
a spring configured to compress the seat of the ball-valve,
an annular base shim being a sliding fit between the first outer diameter of the sleeve and the second inner counter-bore diameter of the insert, and
an upstream stack of base rings, an inner diameter of the upstream stack of base rings being equal to the first outer diameter of the sleeve and an outer diameter of the upstream stack of base rings being equal to the second inner counter-bore diameter of the insert,
wherein the second inner counter-bore diameter is smaller than the first inner counter-bore diameter and greater than the first outer diameter of the sleeve, and
wherein the second outer diameter is smaller than the first inner counter-bore diameter of the insert and greater than the first outer diameter of the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,428,952

MECHANICAL ROTARY HYDRAULICALLY COOLED SEAL, ROLLER SUPPORT, AND DRIVE FOR THERMAL KILN RETORTS

Pyrodyne Thermal, LLC, A...

1. A sealing system for sealing the junction of an end of a first static or rotary tube having a circumference to an end of a second rotary tube, the second tube having a circumference and attached to or functioning as a thermal unit, the sealing system comprising:at least one rotary flange attached continuously along the outer circumference of the junction end of the rotary tube or rotary tubes;
at least one plate continuous with the outer circumference of the junction end of the first and second tubes, said at least one plate comprising surfaces in coordination with said at least one rotary flange;
at least one roller mounted to said at least one plate, and said at least one roller in contact with said at least one rotary flange;
wherein said at least one rotary flange comprises an interior a surface in contact with said at least one roller wherein said at least one roller can roll as said at least one rotary flange rotates;
wherein said at least one plate at least partially surrounds said at least one rotary flange and said at least one roller; and
sealing material attached to said at least one plate, contacting said at least one rotary flange to create a sealed environment between said at least one plate and said at least one rotary flange continuous with the outer circumference of the junction end of the rotary tube or rotary tubes while said rotary flange rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,428,944

COMPRESSION PISTON RING

Federal-Mogul Burscheid G...

1. A compression piston ring, comprising a running face, an inner circumferential surface, and upper and lower flank surfaces interposed therebetween, wherein a first taper (?) less than 30? having an axial height (h) of 10 to 30%, based on the total running face height (H), is provided on the running face in a region thereof adjacent the lower flank surface, the first taper transitioning into a second taper (?) extending in a direction toward the upper flank surface and which is between 90? and 200?, and wherein a wear-resistant layer having a thickness from 0.1 to less than 20 ?m is provided on the entire running face.

US Pat. No. 10,428,943

SIDE RAIL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN, ...

1. A side rail formed in a split ring shape with an opening and formed to be mounted on a space expander having an annular shape to constitute, together with the space expander, a multi-piece oil ring used in an internal combustion engine, the side rail comprising:an outer peripheral surface for facing radially outward;
an inner peripheral surface for facing radially inward;
a first axial surface for facing a crankcase;
a second axial surface for facing a combustion chamber and parallel to the first axial surface; and
a protrusion formed on the outer peripheral surface in a position offset from a center position between the first axial surface and the second axial surface, formed toward the first axial surface, and formed protruding radially outward from the outer peripheral surface,
wherein a vertex of the protrusion serves as a sliding surface for contacting with the cylinder inner surface,
wherein the vertex is provided between the center position and the first axial surface, and is separated from the first axial surface, and
wherein a curved surface is provided between the vertex and the first axial surface, and the curved surface adjoins the first axial surface.

US Pat. No. 10,428,925

HYDROKINETIC TORQUE COUPLING DEVICE WITH LOCK-UP FRICTION CLUTCH

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A hydrokinetic torque-coupling device for coupling a driving shaft and a driven shaft together, comprising:a casing rotatable about a rotational axis, the casing comprising an impeller shell and an axially opposite cover shell non-moveably secured to the impeller shell;
an impeller wheel coaxially aligned with the rotational axis and comprising an impeller shell and impeller blades fixedly attached to the impeller shell;
a turbine wheel coaxially aligned with and hydrodynamically drivable by the impeller wheel, the turbine wheel comprising a turbine shell and turbine blades fixedly attached to the turbine shell;
a center hub non-moveably attached to the cover shell of the casing; and
a lock-up clutch selectively interconnecting the turbine wheel and the casing, the lock-up clutch including:
a piston housing member non-moveably attached to the center hub, the piston housing member having a radial plate portion and a cylindrical outer portion extending from a radially outer end of the plate portion toward the cover shell in the axial direction;
a lockup piston axially movable toward and away from the casing to position the hydrokinetic torque coupling device into and out of a lockup mode, the lockup piston axially moveable and non-rotatable relative to the piston housing member;
a first disc carrier non-movably secured to the casing;
a second disc carrier radially offset from the first disc carrier and drivingly coupled to the turbine wheel;
at least one annular drive disc non-rotatably and axially movably mounted to the first disc carrier;
at least one annular driven disc non-rotatably and axially movably mounted to the second disc carrier, the at least one driven disc disposed adjacent to the at least one annular drive disc so as to define a clutch pack radially extending between the first and second disc carriers; and
a clutch biasing spring disposed between the casing and the clutch pack so as to bias the clutch pack toward the lockup piston;
the at least one annular drive disc configured to non-rotatably frictionally engage the at least one annular driven disc in the lockup mode;
the casing formed with an axial protrusion extending axially inwardly toward the lockup piston so as to face a pressure portion of the lockup piston;
the first disc carrier non-movably secured to the cover shell of the casing;
the clutch biasing spring disposed between the cover shell of the casing and the clutch pack;
the lockup piston mounted to the center hub so as to be axially moveable along the center hub and rotatable relative thereto; and
the cylindrical outer portion of the piston housing member slidably engaging the pressure portion of the lockup piston.

US Pat. No. 10,428,924

TURBINE ASSEMBLY FOR HYDROKINETIC TORQUE CONVERTER, AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A turbine assembly for a hydrokinetic torque converter, the turbine assembly rotatable about a rotational axis and comprising:a first turbine component coaxial with the rotational axis, the first turbine component having a plurality of first turbine blade members integrally formed therewith;
a second turbine component formed separately from and non-moveably secured to the first turbine component coaxially therewith;
one of the first and second turbine components having a substantially annular mounting portion provided with a plurality of mounting holes; and
a plurality of grommets, each grommet mounted in one of the mounting holes;
each of the grommets including a cylindrical portion and two axially opposite annular flanges extending radially outwardly from the cylindrical portion and axially spaced so as to sandwich the mounting portion of an associated one of the first and second turbine components therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,428,923

TORQUE CONVERTER OIL COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

TowHaul Corporation, Boz...

1. A torque converter oil cooling system comprising:a) an inlet to receive oil discharged for a torque converter oil charging pump;
b) an oil cooler coil assembly having a fan configured to blow air across the coil assembly to cool torque converter oil passing through the coil assembly, the oil cooler coil assembly having an inlet and an outlet;
c) a diverter valve, the diverter valve directing torque converter oil either back to an inlet for a torque converter system or to the inlet of the oil cooler coil assembly for cooling of the torque converter oil;
d) a temperature sensor positioned at an outlet of the torque converter system, the temperature sensor configured to send a signal indicative of a temperature of the torque converter oil discharged from the outlet of the torque converter system,
e) a controller adapted to control the position of the diverter valve between an operative position and a bypass position, the operative position based on a predetermined torque converter temperature from the temperature sensor and a signal from a torque converter system indicating an absence of a lockup mode for the torque converter system, wherein when the torque converter oil discharged from the torque converter oil charging pump reaches the predetermined torque converter oil temperature, the diverter valve is put in the operative position to direct torque converter oil to the oil cooler coil assembly for cooling of the torque converter oil and return to the inlet of the torque converter system,
the bypass position directing torque converter oil from the torque converter oil charging pump to the inlet of the torque converter system via the diverter valve when the predetermined torque converter oil temperature is not reached.

US Pat. No. 10,428,922

HYBRID MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVE TRAIN INCLUDING HYBRID MODULE BAFFLE BLADE

11. A method of constructing a hybrid module configured for arrangement in a torque path upstream from a transmission and downstream from an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:providing a drive unit including an electric motor and a housing;
connecting a torque converter to the electric motor; and
fixing at least one baffle blade to the housing such that the at least one baffle blade extends axially from the housing radially outside of the electric motor and the torque converter.

US Pat. No. 10,428,892

ANTIVIBRATION DEVICE

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. An antivibration device comprising:an inner sleeve having a first end and a second end in an axial direction and having a diameter expansion portion being annular in a radial section, the diameter expansion portion being expanded in diameter toward the first end at an outer peripheral surface on the first end side;
an outer sleeve disposed on an outer peripheral side of the inner sleeve;
an antivibration base body constituted by a rubber-like elastic body and coupling an outer peripheral surface of the inner sleeve to an inner peripheral surface of the outer sleeve; and
an annular stopper being flexurally deformable and having at its center an attaching hole into which the first end side of the inner sleeve is inserted;
wherein the stopper is equipped with:
a first portion where a first distance from the center of the attaching hole to an inner peripheral surface of the attaching hole is set to be smaller than a maximum value of an outer radius of the diameter expansion portion; and
a second portion where a second distance from the center to the inner peripheral surface of the attaching hole is set to be larger than the first distance,
wherein the second distance is larger than the maximum value of an outer radius of the diameter expansion portion.

US Pat. No. 10,428,883

DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLY CONFIGURED TO REDUCE AUDIBLE NOISE DURING BRAKING

Bendix Spicer Foundation ...

1. A drum brake assembly, comprising:a brake spider having a central aperture configured to receive an axle extending therethrough along a center axis of the central aperture;
first and second brake shoes, each of said first and second brakes shoes having a first end pivotally coupled to said brake spider;
a first cam follower disposed at a second end of said first brake shoe;
a second cam follower disposed at a second end of said second brake shoe; and,
a camshaft having
a shaft disposed along a rotational axis;
a cam disposed at one end of the shaft, the cam having an inboard side proximate said shaft and an outboard side distant from said shaft and a cam surface extending between said inboard and outboard sides in engagement with said first and second cam followers, movement of said cam causing said first and second brake shoes to move between positions of engagement and disengagement with an associated braking surface; and,
a noise reducing mass disposed on said outboard side of said cam, the mass configured to establish a natural frequency in said cam that differs from a natural frequency of said first and second brake shoes by at least 200 Hz.

US Pat. No. 10,428,870

ROLLER BEARING WITH ENHANCED ROLLER-END AND FLANGE CONTACT

The Timken Company, Nort...

1. A roller bearing defining a bearing axis and a radial plane oriented parallel with the bearing axis, the roller bearing comprising:an inner ring including an inner raceway and an inner flange extending from the inner raceway, the inner flange including an inner guide surface; and
a plurality of rollers in rolling engagement with the inner raceway about the bearing axis, each roller including a first end surface in engagement with the inner guide surface of the inner flange as the plurality of rollers move relative to the inner ring;
wherein the first end surfaces of each roller define a curvature such that a ratio of a first principal effective curvature radius of the inner ring in a plane perpendicular to the radial plane and a second principal effective curvature radius of the inner ring in the radial plane is no less than 3.0;
wherein the first principal effective curvature radius of the inner ring at a contact area between the inner flange and the first end surfaces of the plurality of rollers is defined as:

and wherein Drol is the diameter of the plurality of rollers, hcnt is the height of contact between the plurality of rollers and the inner guide surface relative to the inner raceway, Dinr is the diameter of the inner raceway, and ? is the contact angle between a tangent line through a contact point between the first end surfaces of the plurality of rollers and the inner guide surface and a line perpendicular to the bearing axis; and
wherein the second principal effective curvature radius of the inner ring is defined as:

and wherein Rrib2 is a curvature radius of the inner guide surface within the radial plane, and Rrol2 is a curvature radius of the first end surfaces of the plurality of rollers near the contact point within the radial plane.

US Pat. No. 10,428,851

TELESCOPIC DEVICE AND TRIPOD HAVING THE TELESCOPIC DEVICE

NINGBO WEIFENG IMAGE EQUI...

1. A telescopic device comprising an outer pipe (1), an inner pipe (2) fitted in the outer pipe (1), and a sleeve (3) disposed between the outer pipe (1) and the inner pipe (2), one end of the inner pipe (2) extends out of the outer pipe (1), an outer surface of the inner pipe (2) is formed with a slide trough (21), an inner surface of the sleeve (3) is provided with a slide block engaged in the slide trough (21), at least one lock mechanism is provided between the outer pipe (1) and the sleeve (3), the lock mechanism comprises two bosses (5) to hold against each other, the two bosses are integrally formed on an inner surface of the outer pipe (1) and an outer surface of the sleeve (3) respectively, and the two bosses engage with or disengage from each other when the outer pipe (1) and the inner pipe (2) are turned relatively; wherein a gap at a radial direction is defined between the boss of the outer pipe (1) and the outer surface of the sleeve (3) except the boss of the sleeve (3); and another gap is defined between the boss of the sleeve (3) and the inner surface of the outer pipe (1) except the boss of the outer pipe (1).

US Pat. No. 10,428,822

BETWEEN-BEARING MAGNETIC COUPLING

Upwing Energym LLC, Cerr...

1. A magnetic coupling assembly for a pump for moving process fluid, the magnetic coupling assembly comprising:an outer barrel assembly comprising:
an outer barrel configured to rotate;
a first central shaft that passes through a first central longitudinal axis of the outer barrel, the first central shaft configured to rotate with the outer barrel;
a first bearing assembly attached to the first shaft on a first side of the outer barrel, the first bearing assembly rotatably supporting the first shaft on a housing; and
a second bearing assembly attached to the first shaft on a second side of the outer barrel opposite the first side of the outer barrel, the second bearing assembly rotatably supporting the first shaft on an isolation can;
an inner barrel assembly exposed to the process fluid, the inner barrel assembly comprising:
an inner barrel magnetically coupled to the outer barrel, the inner barrel configured to rotate with the outer barrel;
a second central shaft, separate from the first central shaft, that passes through a second central longitudinal axis of the inner barrel, the second central shaft configured to rotate with the inner barrel, wherein the first central axis and the second central axis are aligned;
a third bearing assembly attached to the second shaft on a first side of the inner barrel, the third bearing assembly rotatably supporting the second shaft on the housing; and
the isolation can fluidically isolates the inner barrel assembly from the outer barrel assembly, the isolation can supports the second bearing assembly on the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,428,808

PUMP, ESPECIALLY FOR DELIVERING LIQUID FUEL FOR A VEHICLE HEATER

1. A pump for delivering liquid fuel for a vehicle heater, the pump comprising:a tubular pump body extending along a longitudinal axis and providing a pump chamber, wherein the pump body is made entirely of a magnetic shape memory material; and
a means for generating a magnetic field comprising at least one electrically excitable coil for bringing the magnetic shape memory material of the pump body from an initial state into a deformed state by electrically exciting the at least one electrically excitable coil for generating the magnetic field, wherein a pump chamber volume in the deformed state differs from the pump chamber volume present in the initial state;
a means for resetting the pump body into the initial state comprising a prestressing spring exerting an axial load on an axial end of the pump body for prestressing the pump body into the initial state;
a deformation detection arrangement for measuring an electric resistance of the pump body in an area of the pump body deformed by the magnetic field generated by the means for generating the magnetic field to provide information representing the deformation of the pump body.

US Pat. No. 10,428,802

HEATING INSTALLATION ARRANGEMENT

1. A heating installation arrangement for a wind turbine blade comprising:a sleigh within the wind turbine blade, wherein the sleigh forms a platform of the heating installation arrangement; and
wherein a portion of the sleigh forms a recess within the sleigh, wherein the recess forms a lower portion of an air flow channel, wherein the air flow channel comprises an air input and an air output, wherein one or more connection points are disposed within the recess and correspond to one or more heating apparatuses also disposed within the recess and the air flow channel, wherein the one or more heating apparatuses are disposed between the air input and the air output of the air flow channel, wherein the one or more heating apparatuses comprise one or more of a heater and a fan.

US Pat. No. 10,428,783

COOLING SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OF A MOTOR-VEHICLE

C.R.F. Societa Consortile...

1. A cooling system for an internal combustion engine of a motor-vehicle, comprising:a cooling circuit for a coolant of the engine, including an inner circuit portion internal to the engine and an outer circuit portion external to the engine, and
an expansion vessel connected to said outer circuit portion of the cooling circuit of the engine, wherein said expansion vessel has a thermally insulated containing body that constitutes a thermally insulated tank for a defined quantity of the coolant,
said thermally insulated tank being connected to said outer circuit portion of the cooling circuit, adapted for retaining the defined quantity of the coolant at a temperature above an ambient temperature when the engine is inactive, and provided for causing flowing of this defined quantity of the coolant, at the temperature above the ambient temperature, into the cooling circuit of the engine, after a subsequent start of the engine, during an engine warm up stage,
wherein:
said outer circuit portion also comprises a pump for actuating circulation of the coolant in the cooling circuit, a cooler for a lubrication oil of the engine, a heater for a passenger compartment of the motor-vehicle, a radiator for cooling the coolant and an electronically-controlled distribution valve for controlling flow of the coolant in the cooling circuit,
said electronically-controlled distribution valve has an inlet connected to a first duct, which feeds coolant leaving the engine, a first outlet connected to an inlet of the lubrication oil cooler of the engine, a second outlet connected to an inlet of said passenger compartment heater, and a third outlet connected to an inlet of said radiator,
an electronic control unit for controlling an operating condition of said electronically-controlled distribution valve as a function of one or more operating parameters, including at least one detected value of temperature of the coolant,
said expansion vessel is interposed in a second duct, which connects said first duct to an inlet for the coolant into said engine, said pump being interposed in a terminal portion of said second duct downstream of said expansion vessel and said expansion vessel being in a higher position compared to said pump,
said electronically-controlled distribution valve is selectively switchable between one of the following operating conditions:
a closed condition, wherein all of the first, second and third outlets are isolated with respect to said inlet of the distribution valve,
a first open condition, wherein only said first outlet communicates with the inlet of the distribution valve,
a second open condition, wherein only the first and second outlets communicate with the inlet of the distribution valve, and
a third open condition, wherein all the said first, second and third outlets communicate with said inlet of the distribution valve, and
said thermally insulated containing body includes a thermally insulated wall, comprising at least two layers spaced-apart from each other and a cavity between said layers, filled with air or an insulating material, said thermally insulated containing body having an inlet for communicating with an upstream part of said second duct located in an upper part of said containing body, and an outlet for communicating with a downstream part of said second duct located in a lower part of said thermally insulated containing body.

US Pat. No. 10,428,691

BEARING DEVICE FOR A TURBOCHARGER AND TURBOCHARGER

IHI CHARGING SYSTEMS INTE...

1. An exhaust gas turbocharger with a rotating assembly (2), the rotating assembly (2) comprising a compressor wheel (4), a turbine wheel (5) and a shaft (6) connecting the compressor wheel (4) to the turbine wheel (5) for rotation with the turbine wheel (5), wherein the rotating assembly (2) is rotatably supported in a bearing portion (3) by a bearing arrangement (7) comprising a first radial bearing (8), a second radial bearing (9) spaced from the first radial bearing, each being configured for the radial support of the shaft (6) of the exhaust gas turbocharger (1), the first radial bearing (8) having a first bearing axis (10) and the second radial bearing (9) having a second bearing axis (11) extending coaxially with the first bearing axis (10), and a third radial bearing (13) arranged between the first and second spaced radial bearings (8, 9) and having a third bearing axis (14) which extends parallel to the first bearing axis (10) and to the second bearing axis (11) but at a radial distance (E) from the first and second bearing axes.

US Pat. No. 10,428,667

MACHINING PROCESS FOR MULTI-VANE NOZZLE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. Method for machine finishing a shape of a blank casting for a multi-vane member of a turbine engine, the blank casting comprising at least:one first vane and one second vane extending substantially in a radial direction between a radially inner wall and a radially outerwall,
a suction face of the first vane defining, together with a pressure face and a trailing edge of the second vane, a cross section of flow,
the method comprising measuring, by means of probing, a position of predefined points on said radially inner and radially outer walls, on the suction face of the first vane and the pressure face of the second face and calculating a machining allowance on the suction face of the first vane and a machining allowance on the pressure face of the second vane with respect to a theoretical profile at said points,
the method further includes calculating said cross section of flow from based on a height of a duct between said radially inner and radially outer walls and values of the machining allowances, and finish machining the machining allowance on one of the vanes when the calculated value of the cross section of flow is outside predefined tolerances.

US Pat. No. 10,428,662

RETENTION DEVICE

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A retention device for applying a radial force to a component within a slot, the device comprising:a body having an outer surface for facing the component, the outer surface comprising a recess having a recess base; and
a spring element having a contact surface for contacting the component and a first mounting portion for mounting the spring element within the recess,
wherein:
the recess base comprises a first ramped surface, which extends from a lower end proximal a first lateral end of the body to an upper end, and a second ramped surface having a lower end and an upper end, the first ramped surface and the second ramped surface being axially aligned and extending axially or laterally within the recess and the lower end of the second ramped surface being proximal the upper end of the first ramped surface;
the spring element comprises a second mounting portion that mounts the spring element on the second ramped surface such that the second mounting portion slides along the second ramped surface toward the upper end of the second ramped surface; and
the first mounting portion mounts the spring element on the first ramped surface such that the first mounting portion slides along an entirety of the first ramped surface towards the upper end of the first ramped surface to increase a distance between the contact surface and the outer surface of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,428,661

TURBINE WHEEL ASSEMBLY WITH CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENTS

Roll-Royce North American...

1. A turbine wheel assembly adapted for use in a turbine section of a gas turbine engine, the turbine wheel assembly comprisinga disk comprising metallic materials and arranged around a central axis,
a plurality of blades comprising ceramic matrix composite materials, each of the plurality of blades including a root received in a slot formed in the disk to couple the blade to the disk, an airfoil arranged radially outward of the disk, and a platform that extends circumferentially from the airfoil around a portion of the disk without extending axially forward or axially aft of the airfoil to define a portion of a primary gas path located radially outward of the platform, and
a first face plate coupled to the disk, the first face plate including a main ring arranged axially adjacent to the roots of the plurality of blades to block movement of the root out of the slots and a first seal flange that extends axially from the main ring adjacent to the platforms of the blades to resist movement of gas into and out of the primary engine gas path,
wherein the first seal flange of the first face plate has a radially-outwardly facing surface that is co-radial with an outer surface of the platforms of the blades so as to define another portion of the primary gas path,
wherein the main ring of the first face plate has a radially-outwardly facing surface that is co-radial with an outer surface of the platforms of the blades to define another portion of the primary gas path.

US Pat. No. 10,428,653

DECOUPLED SEAFLOOR MINING SYSTEM

Nautilius Minerals Singap...

6. A method of mining the seafloor, the method comprising the steps of:concentrating desirable seafloor materials by processing seafloor materials with a concentrating system;
collecting the processed seafloor materials with a reclaimer machine that is decoupled from the concentrating system; and
conveying collected seafloor materials to a surface vessel using a mechanical haulage system, that is decoupled from the reclaimer machine, that conveys discrete parcels of seafloor material collected by the reclaimer machine to the surface vessel;
wherein the step of conveying collected seafloor materials to a surface vessel comprises transferring collected seafloor material to at least one container located at or near the seafloor; and
wherein the method further comprises the step of towing the container to the surface by at least one line member.

US Pat. No. 10,428,647

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME WELL SURVEILLANCE

Petrolink International L...

1. A method comprising, by a computer system:receiving, in real-time, a rate of penetration, a volumetric flow rate, and a mud weight produced by sensors in relation to a well;
receiving non-real-time data in relation to the well;
identifying at least one of a laminar flow and a turbulent flow of a fluid in the well based, at least in part, on shear rate developed by particles in the fluid, wherein the shear rate developed by the particles are based, at least in part, on the mud weight;
responsive to the identifying, determining slip velocity of the particles;
determining a cutting concentration associated with each of a plurality of measured depths in the well based, at least in part, on the slip velocity of the particles, the rate of penetration, the flow rate, and the non-real-time data; and
for each of the plurality of measured depths, facilitating a real-time display of the cutting concentration, wherein the real-time display comprises information related to the cutting concentration corresponding to real-time measured depths in the well.

US Pat. No. 10,428,641

DRAW-DOWN PRESSURE APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORA...

1. A method, comprising:building a global model of a field including an actual wellbore extending through geological formations, the global model accounting for the details of the geological formations included in the field around the wellbore;
determining, from the global model, stress components in the field;
building a sub-model accounting for a portion of the field at the location of the wellbore using a finite element modeling tool, the sub-model including a plurality of formation elements;
applying the stress components to the sub-model as boundary conditions;
modeling the wellbore by removing formation elements from the sub-model to define a well surface in the sub-model;
modeling a perforated portion of the wellbore by removing formation elements from the sub-model to define at least one perforation tunnel surface in the sub-model, the perforation tunnel surface intersecting the well surface in the sub-model and extending laterally from the well surface in the sub-model;
determining pressure values for a set of draw-down pressures of a fluid present downhole in the perforated portion of the wellbore;
determining a value of strain in the perforated portion of the wellbore by applying the pressure values determined for the set of draw-down pressures to the perforation tunnel surface in the perforated portion in the sub-model; and
operating a controlled device that is fluidly coupled to the wellbore to control a rate of hydrocarbon extraction from the wellbore, when the value of strain determined is greater than a selected threshold, wherein operating the controlled device adjusts the set of draw-down pressures of the fluid present downhole in the perforated portion of the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,428,634

WATER JET MINING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Islander, LLC, Overland ...

1. A borehole mining system situated on a surface at a mining site for continuous in situ mining of a subterranean resource, comprising:a mining rig positioned in situ on the surface;
a mining string operatively connected to the rig and being positioned in a borehole extending from the surface through any overburden intermediate the surface and the subterranean resource and into the subterranean resource; the mining string including one or more mining pipe sections operatively connected to one another, each mining pipe section including a plurality of passages extending therethrough adapted to direct preselected fluids and gases from the surface through the mining string to the subterranean resource; at least one of the passages being a high pressure passage adapted to deliver high pressure mining fluid through the system;
a monitor pipe assembly operatively connected to a bottommost mining pipe section of the string, the monitor assembly having a first section which is structured and arranged to receive the high pressure mining fluid and to create laminar flow thereof, a second section in fluid communication with the first section, the second section being adapted to maintain and redirect the laminar flow of high pressure mining fluid;
a nozzle apparatus adapted to receive the redirected laminar flow of high pressure mining fluid, the nozzle apparatus including a nozzle orifice structured and arranged to form and deliver to the subterranean resource a high pressure, high volume stream of laminar mining fluid at supersonic velocity, whereby a slurry of disaggregated subterranean resource material and mining fluid is created;
an eductor apparatus adapted to transport the slurry from the in situ position of the subterranean resource via a slurry return line in the monitor pipe and mining string to the surface; and
an airlift system adapted to form a vacuum in the return line, whereby the transport of the slurry to the surface is accelerated.

US Pat. No. 10,428,604

MOVEABLE JAW BIT BREAKER TECHNOLOGY

FALCON TOOLS, LLC, Fargo...

1. A bit breaker configured to embrace a pipe, tool section, tool or pipe joint for making or loosening a threaded joint, the bit breaker comprising a generally flat plate that bounds a pipe slot, the plate defining two fixed arms and a fixed base leg, the pipe slot located between the two fixed arms, the two fixed arms project respectively from opposed ends of the fixed base leg, the two fixed arms being non-adjustable in that relative positions of the two fixed arms and the fixed base leg are fixed, the bit breaker having two jaws that define two working surfaces located on opposite sides of the pipe slot, the two jaws being configured to move relative to the plate, the two working surfaces of the two jaws each being devoid of any concave recess configured to receive the pipe, tool section, tool or pipe joint, each of the two jaws having an engage position and a release position, the two working surfaces of the two jaws being parallel or substantially parallel to each other when the two jaws are in the engage position as well as when the two jaws are in the release position, and the bit breaker being devoid of a hydraulic, pneumatic, or other powered actuator configured to move either of the two jaws.

US Pat. No. 10,428,596

DOWNHOLE TOOL AND METHOD

PARADIGM DRILLING SERVICE...

25. A method comprising:providing a downhole tool comprising a collar, wherein the collar is constructed from an elastomeric material;
locating the collar on a tubular body in a first configuration;
translating the collar along the tubular body in the first configuration;
reconfiguring the collar from the first diameter configuration to a second, smaller, diameter configuration and via plastic deformation, wherein the collar engages the tubular body in the second configuration, and wherein the collar is rotatable relative to the tubular body in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,428,583

MULTIMODE STEERING AND HOMING SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS

Merlin Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus forming part of a system including a boring tool that is movable by a drill string having an extendable length that leads from the drill rig to the boring tool for performing a horizontal directional drilling operation that advances the boring tool through the ground, said apparatus comprising:a transmitter supported by the boring tool for transmitting an electromagnetic homing signal, said transmitter including a magnetometer for producing magnetic readings that characterize the magnetic field of the earth and an accelerometer for generating pitch readings that characterize a pitch orientation of the boring tool;
a portable device configured for receiving the electromagnetic homing signal in a homing mode for generating homing commands to guide the boring tool to a target position in relation to the portable device; and
a processor configured for generating steering commands for guiding the boring tool in a steering mode using the magnetic readings, the pitch readings and the extendable length of the drill string such that at least some positional error is introduced between an actual position of the inground tool and a predicted location of the inground tool and for switching from the steering mode to the homing mode based on one or more determined distances between the portable device and the boring tool as the boring tool approaches the portable device to, thereafter, guide the boring tool to the target position in compensation for said positional error.

US Pat. No. 10,428,580

SPRING OPERATED ROLLER BLIND SYSTEM WITH TENSION SPRING ADJUSTING MECHANISM AND LOCKING ELEMENT FOR SAID SYSTEM

Coulisse B.V., Enter (NL...

11. A locking element and a spring operated roller blind system, said spring operated roller blind system comprising:a roller blind provided with a roller shaft, wherein a central rod extends through the roller shaft and a flexible sheet member is attached to the roller shaft; wherein
the roller blind system is further provided with two bracket connectors attached at outer ends of the roller shaft, wherein each bracket connector is provided with a pin for connection to the shaft of the roller blind, an end plate is arranged by two spacers on the bracket connectors, wherein a space between the two spacers forms a slot and each bracket connector is provided with a controllable hook arranged on a tongue on the end plate,wherein the roller blind system is further provided with two mounting brackets for mounting the roller blind system on a surface, wherein each mounting bracket is provided with one locking tooth with a hole, wherein each of the bracket connectors is arranged for releasable coupling to one of the mounting brackets; and each of the bracket connectors can be locked to one of the mounting brackets by placing the locking tooth in the slot and dropping the hook in the hole, wherein each of the bracket connectors can be unlocked from each mounting bracket by operating the tongue, whereinthe roller blind is configured to be spring operated and comprises
a tension spring fixedly connected to the central rod and to the roller shaft, and
a tension adjusting mechanism for adjusting tension of the tension spring; wherein
the tension adjusting mechanism comprises an adjusting wheel and an adjusting spring for adjusting a rotational position of the central rod, wherein the adjusting wheel and the adjusting spring are arranged coaxially on the pin of one of the bracket connectors,
the tension adjusting mechanism further comprises first engaging means for pushing the adjusting spring in a relaxed configuration and second engaging means for pushing the adjusting spring in a tightened configuration;
the first engaging means is arranged on the adjusting wheel; and
the second engaging means is connected to the central rod by way of an adjusting rod; and wherein
the locking element comprises a lip and a tongue interconnected by a bridge part, the locking element is arranged for bridging the adjusting wheel, said adjusting wheel having two outer flat sides, and for locking onto one of the bracket connectors on both outer flat sides of the adjusting wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,428,573

STIFFENING ADD-ON PROFILE FOR WINDOW FRAME AND WINDOW FRAME COMPRISING SAME

Deceuninck NV, Roeselare...

1. A window profile made of polymeric material and defining an inner cavity, the window profile having an outer surface comprising unexposed side portions, defined between a pair of clamping brackets defining a drainage zone, and exposed side portions,a stiffening profile is provided external of said window profile in said drainage zone, the stiffening profile comprising two distinct longitudinal reinforcement edges extending parallel one to another and being connected by a web of polymeric material,
wherein said stiffening profile comprises a polymer material and a reinforcement material, the reinforcement material only present in the two distinct longitudinal reinforcement edges is selected from the group of metal rods, metal wires, metal cables, glass fibres, aramid fibres, carbon fibres, continuous natural fibres and mixtures thereof, and locally embedded in the polymer web,
the stiffening profile having a tensile (flexural) modulus in its length (L) direction of at least 5 GPa according to EN2561 and the polymer material having a lambda value of maximum 2 W/mK.

US Pat. No. 10,428,557

WIRELESS LOCK SYSTEM

1. A lock comprising: a motor driven pin; a first motor connected to the motor driven pin; a lock housing containing the first motor and the motor driven pin, the motor driven pin being moveable from an open position where it is inside the housing to a closed position where it is at least partially outside the housing; and a hook member having a first end and a second end, the hook member being connected to the housing via the first end, wherein when the motor driven pin is in the closed position, the hook member and the motor driven pin create a closed loop by the motor driven pin abutting the second end; wherein the hook member is non-moveably integral to the lock housing and the lock housing defines a passage for the motor driven pin to move vertically in and out of the lock housing to lock the system by being in the closed position, and to unlock the system by being in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,428,541

PORTABLE, PROTECTIVE SHELTER

1. A shelter comprising:at least two side walls;
a back wall; and
a roof,
wherein the side walls, the back wall, and the roof comprise a material that is rigid and weatherproof,
wherein the shelter is detachable and portable,
wherein the side walls, back wall, and roof are removably joined together via one or more magnetic fasteners,
wherein the material comprises:
a layer of a base material, wherein the base material is a PVC foam core;
at least one layer of a reinforcing material, wherein the reinforcing material is fiberglass;
a fabric layer, wherein the fabric layer is a fiber composite; and
a coating layer, wherein the coating layer is an epoxy resin, and wherein the coating layer completely surrounds the base material, reinforcing material, and fabric layer, and
wherein the magnetic fasteners are embedded within the PVC foam core near a perimeter of the PVC foam core and are positioned directly underneath the coating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,428,540

MODULAR COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE

Ardent Federal Credit Uni...

15. A financial institution unit for use on a floor in an area having an electric power source coupled thereto, comprising:(a) a first exterior module defining an interior space therein, the first exterior module having a top side, a bottom side, a front side, an opposite back side, an interior elongated side and an opposite exterior elongated side, the interior elongated side defining an opening configured to allow access to the interior space, the first exterior module including an electrical wiring system, consultant office furnishings being disposed in the interior space of the first exterior module;
(b) a second exterior module defining an interior space therein, the second exterior module having a top side, a bottom side, a front side, an opposite back side, an interior elongated side and an opposite exterior elongated side, the interior elongated side defining an opening configured to allow access to the interior space, the second exterior module including an electrical wiring system, teller office furnishings being disposed in the interior space of the second exterior module;
(c) an interior module, disposed between the first exterior module and the second exterior module, defining an interior space therein, the interior module having a top side, a bottom side, a front side, an opposite back side, a first elongated side and an opposite second elongated side, at least one of the first elongated side and the second elongated side defining an opening configured to allow access to the interior space, the interior module including an electrical wiring system, an adaptation for performance of a predefined human activity being disposed in the interior space of the interior module;
(d) a conveyance mechanism in communication with the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module that selectively facilitates movement of at least two of the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module so that the modular commercial structure has a first configuration in which the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module are brought together to prevent access to the interior spaces therein and so that the modular commercial structure has a second configuration in which the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module are spaced apart sufficiently to provide access to the interior spaces therein, the conveyance system including:
(i) at least two parallel tracks embedded in the floor; and
(ii) at least two pairs of aligned rollers affixed to the bottom sides of at least two of the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module so that the bottom side includes pairs of aligned rollers engaged in each of the two parallel tracks;
(e) a distribution system that receives power from the electric power source and that distributes electric power to the electrical wiring system of each of the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module while the modular commercial structure is in either the first configuration or the second configuration; and
(f) an automatic teller machine secured to a selected one of the front side and the back side of the at least one of the exterior modules and the interior module and facing outwardly therefrom so as to provide access thereto while the modular commercial structure is in either the first configuration or the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,428,520

THERMALLY BROKEN FRAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

1. A thermal framing system comprised of:a structural apparatus portion,
an exterior retention framing portion,
and a thermal fastener system comprised of
at least one thermal fastener comprised of at least one thermal spacer and at least one structural fastener,
wherein the at least one structural fastener is capable of fitting within the at least one thermal spacer,
and wherein the structural apparatus portion is comprised of at least one T-shaped member capable of being secured to a wall,
wherein the at least one T-shaped member is comprised of
a portion capable of lying in a in a generally flattened configuration against the wall, and at least one structural tab,
wherein the at least one structural tab extends in generally perpendicular relative to the flattened portion,
and wherein the at least one structural tab is further comprised of at least one structural tab aperture,
and wherein the exterior retention framing portion is comprised of a retention face and at least one framing tab attached to, and generally perpendicular to, the retention face,
and wherein the at least one framing tab is comprised of at least one framing tab aperture,
and wherein the at least one respective framing tab aperture and the at least one structural tab aperture are each capable of accommodating the at least one thermal fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,428,511

APPARATUS FOR PIPELINE REHABILITATION WITH INTERNAL BYPASS

1. A system for the rehabilitation of underground sewer pipe, comprising: an internal bypass for a section of sewer pipe to be rehabilitated, the internal bypass constructed and arranged to divert the flow through the section of sewer pipe from an upstream location to a downstream location through a length of flexible bypass hose that is disposed within the sewer; and a sewer rehabilitation device having a length that is shorter than the length of the flexible bypass hose, the sewer rehabilitation device constructed and arranged to move through the section of sewer pipe along the flexible bypass hose, elevating the flexible bypass hose as it moves along the hose so as to position the hose between an invert and a crown of the sewer pipe so as to create an application area in which the flexible bypass hose is spaced from a surrounding inner wall of the sewer pipe, the application area allowing rehabilitation materials to be sprayed onto the inner wall of the sewer pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,428,510

LEACHING UNIT HAVING OVERHANGING AND PERFORATED CANOPY

INFILTRATOR WATER TECHNOL...

1. A leaching unit, for receiving and dispersing water and other liquids when buried within soil or other granular medium, the unit having a top, bottom, length, a first lengthwise end, an opposing second lengthwise end, a width, and a height extending from the top to the bottom, comprising:(a) a plurality of pillar assemblies, each spaced apart from the other along the length of the leaching unit by a pillar assembly space, each pillar assembly comprised of
a multiplicity of spaced apart pillars, each pillar having a length extending in the height direction of the leaching unit, an upper lengthwise end shaped for mating with a canopy made of sheet material, a lower lengthwise end shaped for soil-bearing contact, and a middle portion running between the upper end and the lower end;
a multiplicity of struts, interconnecting the pillars, each strut having a length extending laterally with respect to the length direction of a pillar, each strut having a width dimension which extends in the same direction as does the length of a pillar;
wherein each pillar is connected to another pillar within the pillar assembly by at least two of said struts;
wherein each pillar assembly space is free of struts that interconnect pillars; and,
(b) a canopy, comprised of sheet material, forming the top of the drainage unit, for carrying weight of soil placed on the leaching unit during use, the canopy having a top surface and associated top surface area, and a width and length respectively corresponding with the width and length of the leaching unit, the canopy attached to said upper lengthwise ends of a multiplicity of said pillars within each pillar assembly wherein the canopy width and length substantially lie in a plane which runs transverse to the lengths of said pillars;
the canopy having a free end at each end of the leaching unit, the free end extending beyond the top of the pillar assembly nearest the respective end; wherein the amount of extension at the first end is greater than the amount of extension at the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,428,477

CHUTE CONTROL ASSEMBLY FOR A SNOW THROWER

MTD PRODUCTS INC, Valley...

1. A chute control assembly for a snow thrower, said snow thrower having a housing, a handle operatively connected to said housing, a pair of wheels operatively connected to said housing, and a chute operatively connected to said housing, said chute control comprising:a control mechanism attached to said handle, said control mechanism includes a rotatable spool assembly positioned within a casing and a selectively rotatable actuator mechanism attached to said spool assembly, said spool assembly has a first circumferential distance;
a guide mechanism, wherein said guide mechanism includes a chute adapter rotatably connecting said chute to said housing, said chute adapter having a second circumferential distance; and
a connecting mechanism includes a pair of cables, wherein one end of each cable is connected to said control mechanism and another end is connected to said guide mechanism, wherein said connecting mechanism transfers rotation of said actuator mechanism to said guide mechanism to cause said chute to rotate relative to said housing;
wherein said first circumferential distance is smaller than said second circumferential distance, and wherein a ratio of said second circumferential distance relative to said first circumferential distance is about 8.5:3.

US Pat. No. 10,428,472

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A CROSS SLOPE OF AN ASPHALT PAVER SCREED

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. A construction machine comprising:a tractor;
an implement coupled to the tractor via a left tow arm and a right tow arm;
a left slope sensor mounted to the left tow arm;
a right slope sensor mounted to the right tow arm; and
one or more processors configured to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from the left slope sensor, left slope data;
receiving, from the right slope sensor, right slope data;
calculating a measured cross slope of a virtual transverse beam extending between the left tow arm and the right tow arm based on the left slope data and the right slope data;
obtaining a target cross slope; and
causing movement of one or both of the left tow arm and the right tow arm based on a comparison between the measured cross slope and the target cross slope.

US Pat. No. 10,428,471

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING COLD PLANER MATERIAL FLOW

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A cold planer comprising:a machine frame;
a milling drum rotatably coupled to the machine frame;
a first conveyor configured to convey a milled material away from the milling drum;
a second conveyor configured to convey the milled material from the first conveyor to a discharge location, wherein the second conveyor is pivotably connected to the machine frame;
a swivel sensor configured to generate swivel data corresponding to a swivel position of the second conveyor; and
a control module in electrical communication with the swivel sensor, the control module configured to receive the swivel data and to control motion of the second conveyor based on the swivel data.

US Pat. No. 10,428,468

TRACK-MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

PROGRESS RAIL A CATERPILL...

1. A track-mounting assembly for securing a rail extending in a longitudinal direction to a substrate, the assembly comprising:a frame fixable to the substrate and formed with a vertically throughgoing aperture having an inner edge formed by
a longitudinally extending gauge surface directed transversely toward a field side of the assembly and
a transversely oppositely directed and longitudinally extending field surface directed toward a gauge side of the assembly and of substantially greater area than the gauge surface;
a track plate in the aperture and having an upwardly directed rail seat on which the rail is supported and an outer edge formed by
a longitudinally extending gauge surface spacedly transversely confronting and of generally the same area as the gauge surface of the aperture and
a longitudinally extending field surface spacedly transversely confronting and of generally the same area as the field surface of the aperture, the field surface of the track plate being of substantially greater area than the gauge surface of the aperture; and
an elastomeric mass generally filling a space between the gauge surfaces and the field surfaces of the aperture and track plate.

US Pat. No. 10,428,461

TOILET TISSUE SPRAY DISPENSER AND METHOD

Aquinelle, LLC, New York...

1. A method of moistening a toilet tissue square with a quantity of cleansing liquid to create a moistened wipe, said method comprising the steps of:acquiring a portable dispenser of the type having a spray bottle with a quantity of cleansing liquid retained therein and further having a spray cap affixed to a top of the spray bottle, the spray cap having a finger pump for extracting the cleansing liquid and further defining an orifice for dispensing the cleansing liquid through the orifice as a cone of mist having an approximate diameter of three inches at a distance of approximately four inches from the orifice;
acquiring at least one square of toilet tissue approximately four inches square;
holding the dispenser in a user's hand approximately four inches from the at least one toilet tissue square;
orienting the orifice of the finger pump at an angle with respect to a plane of the toilet tissue;
depressing the finger pump at least once to dispense a cone of mist of the cleansing liquid toward the at least one toilet tissue square;
allowing a portion of the cone of mist to deposit on the at least one toilet tissue square to moisten the at least one toilet tissue square; and
applying the at least one toilet tissue square to an area of the user's body desired to be cleansed;
wherein the cleansing liquid is formulated with:
Water 30%-100%;
Cocamidopropyl 3%-30%;
PEG 80 Sorbitan Laurate 3%-30%;
Sodium Trideceth Sulfate 3%-30%;
PEG 150 Distearate 3%-30%;
Glycerin 3%-30%;
Propylene Glycol 3%-30%;
1,3 Propanediol 1%-3%;
Ethylhexyl Glycerin 1%-3%;
Potassium Sorbate 1%-3%;
Hamamelis Virginiana Extract 0.1%-0.3%;
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice 0.1%-0.3%;
Tocopheryl Acetate 0.1%-0.3%;
Sodium Benzoate 0.1%-0.3%;
Phenoxyethanol 0.1%-0.3%; and
Citric Acid 0.1%-0.3%.

US Pat. No. 10,428,457

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING WATERMARKED PAPER

FEDRIGONI S.P.A., Verona...

1. A method for manufacturing watermarked paper, comprising:a step of forming a first fibrous panel which comprises at least one watermark element;
a step of forming a second, thin fibrous panel;
a step of removal, by way of suction, of at least one portion of said second, thin fibrous panel in order to produce a localized reduction in thickness at a first face of said second, thin fibrous panel, so as to provide at least one accommodation seat intended to accommodate a security element, said step being performed before the second, thin fibrous panel is coupled to a ribbon-like element;
a step of coupling between said first fibrous panel and a face of said second, thin fibrous panel which lies opposite said first face.

US Pat. No. 10,428,422

FILM-FORMING METHOD

PHILTECH Inc., Tokyo (JP...

1. A film-forming method for forming a film in a film-forming apparatus including (i) a first accumulation mechanism in which a first source gas is accumulated and a second accumulation mechanism in which a second source gas is accumulated, (ii) a first instantaneously-heating unit connected to the first accumulation mechanism that heats the first source gas, and a second instantaneously-heating unit connected to the second accumulation mechanism that heats the second source gas, wherein each of the first and second instantaneously-heating units heats each of the first and second source gases respectively by causing each of the first and second source gases to vertically collide with a flow path wall of a flow path formed on a surface of a heat exchange substrate electrically heated to cause heat exchange between each of the first and second source gases and the flow path wall, and (iii) a reaction chamber in which a substrate whose temperature is lower than a heating temperature of each of the first and second instantaneously-heating units is placed, comprising:generating first gas molecular species by causing the first source gas in an amount accumulated in the first accumulation mechanism to pass through the first instantaneously-heating unit, and generating second gas molecular species by causing the second source gas in an amount accumulated in the second accumulation mechanism to pass through the second instantaneously-heating unit;
sharply raising a partial pressure of the first gas molecular species and a partial pressure of the second gas molecular species by projectingly supplying the first gas molecular species and the second gas molecular species so that the partial pressures of the first and second gas molecular species make projecting peaks to the reaction chamber in which the substrate has been placed, which has been depressurized, and which has a constant capacity;
bringing the first gas molecular species or the second gas molecular species into reaction by alternately repeatedly guiding the first gas molecular species or the second gas molecular species to a surface of the substrate; and
forming a compound film on the surface of the substrate by supplying the first and second gas molecular species with repeated depressurization and projecting supply.

US Pat. No. 10,428,415

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SHADOW MASK USING HYBRID PROCESSING AND SHADOW MASK MANUFACTURED THEREBY

AP SYSTEMS INC., (KR)

1. A method of manufacturing a shadow mask, wherein hybrid processing is used to form a mask pattern on the shadow mask, the method comprising:forming a wet-etched pattern by performing wet etching from above a base;
forming a laser-processed pattern that continues from the wet-etched pattern, by performing laser processing from above the base or from below the base on which the wet-etched pattern is formed,
wherein at the forming the laser-processed pattern, a masking part having a masking pattern corresponding to the mask pattern of the shadow mask is formed above an upper surface of the base, and a laser beam is irradiated from above the masking part,
wherein the masking part is a phase shift mask (PSM) that has a plurality of masking patterns having different widths and being capable of shifting a phase of the laser beam at different angles,
wherein when irradiating the laser beam from above the masking part,
the laser beam is irradiated from above the phase shift mask (PSM) onto the base to pass through the masking patterns that shift the phase of the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,428,411

AIR QUENCHED HEAT TREATMENT FOR ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of processing an air-quenchable aluminum alloy component, comprising:sequentially performing operations of
progressive die stamping a sheet of an air-quenchable aluminum alloy to form a component,
solution heat treating the component,
air-quenching the component at a rate of 6° C./s to 25° C./s, and
artificially aging the component, including heat treating the component at 235° C. to 255° C., to a yield strength of at least 200 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,428,399

IMMERSION PROBE AND ASSEMBLY OF IMMERSION SUBLANCE AND IMMERSION PROBE FOR A CONVERTER FURNACE

ECIL MET TEC LTDA., Pied...

1. An immersion assembly for a converter furnace comprising: an immersion sublance comprising: a guide comprising a guide connecting end; and a sublance holder comprising a first coupling end and a second coupling end; wherein the guide connecting end of the guide is coupled to the first coupling end of the sublance holder; and wherein the sublance holder extends longitudinally from the first coupling end to the second coupling end; and an immersion probe comprising: a casing comprising an upper portion and having an internal cavity; and an adjustable portion located in the internal cavity, the adjustable portion comprising a connecting portion, an elastic portion, and a fixed portion, wherein the connecting portion is attached to the elastic portion and the elastic portion is attached to the fixed portion; and wherein the adjustable portion extends longitudinally along the internal cavity of the casing from the connecting portion to the fixed portion; wherein the second coupling end of the sublance holder of the immersion sublance is connected to the connecting portion of the adjustable portion of the immersion probe; wherein the connecting portion comprises a connector attached to a connection base, wherein the connector is located within the internal cavity of the casing, and wherein the connection base is attached to the elastic portion; wherein the elastic portion is disposed between the fixed portion and the connecting portion so that compression of the elastic portion decreases a length of the adjustable portion after a first contact point is established between a surface of the connection base of the connecting portion and a surface of the second coupling end of the sublance holder; and wherein the elastic portion is configured to compress until a second contact point is established between the upper portion of the casing of the immersion probe and the guide connecting end of the guide of the immersion sublance.

US Pat. No. 10,428,375

NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION AND DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

AXXIN PTY LTD, Melbourne...

1. A nucleic acid amplification and detection apparatus, including:a support configured to receive a plurality of reaction vessels containing respective samples of one or more nucleic acids to be amplified, the support being rotatable about an axis of rotation and the reaction vessels being received in the support at respective receiving locations distributed about the axis of rotation;
a temperature control component thermally coupled to the support and configured to control the temperature of the support in order to amplify the nucleic acids contained in the reaction vessels while received in the support;
a plurality of measurement components configured to measure respective characteristics of the nucleic acids within the reaction vessels at respective measurement locations distributed about the axis of rotation, wherein the measurement components are arranged radially outward with respect to the reaction vessels;
a stepper motor coupled to the support and configured to rotate the support about the axis of rotation; and
a sample position controller coupled to the stepper motor and being configured to:
(i) cause the stepper motor to rotate the support about the axis of rotation in an oscillatory manner to cause mixing of the contents of the reaction vessels; and
(ii) cause the stepper motor to selectively position and hold a selected one of the plurality of reaction vessels at a selected one of the plurality of measurement locations to allow a corresponding one of the plurality of measurement components to perform a corresponding measurement on a corresponding sample.

US Pat. No. 10,428,370

UNIVERSAL METHOD FOR EXTRACTING NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES FROM A DIVERSE POPULATION OF ONE OR MORE TYPES OF MICROBES IN A SAMPLE

Sun Genomics, Inc., San ...

1. A method comprising:extracting genetic material from any microbes present in a first sample obtained from the subject by: i) mixing the sample with a first lysis solution comprising a detergent, and a chelator; ii) adding a second lysis solution having a lysozyme to the mixture of step i); and iii) adding a third lysis solution comprising a chaotropic agent, to the mixture of step ii);
subjecting the genetic material extracted from the first sample to metagenomics analysis;
diagnosing the subject as having dysbiosis based on the metagenomics analysis of the first sample;
administering a probiotic to the subject to treat the dysbiosis;
extracting genetic material from any microbes present in a second sample obtained from the subject in the same manner as the extraction of genetic material from the first sample;
performing metagenomics analysis on the extracted genetic material from the second sample; and
assessing effectiveness of the dysbiosis treatment; and
administering a modified probiotic which is formulated specifically to the dysbiosis in the subject and based on the assessment of effectiveness, to the subject to treat the dysbiosis.

US Pat. No. 10,428,309

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING STEM CELLS AND DIFFERENTIATED CELLS

New York Stem Cell Founda...

1. A method for the automated generation and/or manipulation of stem cells, the method comprising:a) providing an automated system having controller software,
b) culturing multiple different samples of cells, wherein the cells comprise adult somatic cells,
c) determining the proliferation rate or cell doubling time of individual cell samples from among the multiple different samples of cells utilizing an automated device having controller software for determining the proliferation rate or cell doubling time,
d) freezing individual cell samples from among the multiple different samples of cells,
e) selecting from the individual cell samples a subset of samples having similar proliferation rates or cell doubling times,
f) thawing the subset of samples selected in step (e),
g) plating the subset of samples in a multi-well plate,
h) culturing the subset of samples until they reach a desired confluency,
i) contacting the cultured subset of samples with one or more reprogramming factors in order to produce iPSCs, and
j) sorting the iPSCs and consolidating the sorted iPSCs to produce a pooled iPSC sample, wherein (a) to (j) are performed on the automated system via the controller software.

US Pat. No. 10,428,298

METHANOL SLICING OF WINE

James Fred Salzman, Anna...

1. A method for reducing methanol content in a fermented solution, comprising:a. heating a fermented solution in a vacuum vessel to a fixed temperature, the fermented solution occupying a portion of the volume of the vessel;
b. lowering a boiling point of the solution by pulling a vacuum within the vessel to create a vapor; and
c. extracting the vapor, thereby producing a reduced methanol fermented solution without substantially reducing ethanol content.

US Pat. No. 10,428,227

ANTISTATIC COMPOSITION FOR VEHICLE, VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VEHICLE

Nihon Tokushu Toryo Co., ...

1. An antistatic composition for a vehicle, consisting of a nickel powder and a polyolefin resin, which contains 2.5 to 15 vol. % of the nickel powder as a pigment volume concentration (vol. %),wherein the polyolefin is an acid-modified polyolefin or a chlorinated polyolefin.

US Pat. No. 10,428,099

PHARMACEUTICAL CO-CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND USE THEREOF

SYN-NAT PRODUCTS ENTERPRI...

1. A co-crystal comprising a platinum analogue and a diacid,wherein the platinum analogue is selected from the group consisting of:
andthe diacid is selected from the group consisting of:

provided that when the platinum analogue is carboplatin (Pt-01), the diacid is not CF-01, CF-04, CF-10A, CF-10B, CF-10C, or CF-10D.

US Pat. No. 10,428,097

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF FOSAPREPITANT DIMEGLUMINE AND AN INTERMEDIATE THEREOF

Piramal Enterprises Limit...

1. A process for the in-situ preparation of 1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-D-Glucitol[3-[[(2R,3S)-2-[(1R)-1-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl) phenyl] ethoxy]-3-(4-fluorophenyl)-4-morpholinyl]methyl]-2,5-dihydro-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl] phosphonate (2:1) salt (fosaprepitant dimeglumine) of formula I,
comprising the steps of,
(i) treating aprepitant of formula III,

with tetrabenzyl pyrophosphate using a base in the presence of a solvent at a temperature of ?35° C. to 0° C. for 1 h to 4 h to obtain fosaprepitant dibenzyl ester of formula II,

(ii) adding at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents to the reaction mass obtained in step (i),
(iii) adding an inorganic acid to the reaction mass obtained in step (ii),
(iv) concentrating the reaction mass obtained in step (iii),
(v) adding at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents thereof to the reaction mass obtained in step (iv),
(vi) filtering the reaction mass obtained in step (v) to obtain a residue, Residue-A,
(vii) adding at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents thereof to the residue obtained in step (vi),
(viii) filtering the reaction mass obtained in step (vii) to obtain a residue, Residue-B,
(ix) adding at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents thereof to the residue obtained in step (viii),
(x) filtering the reaction mass obtained in step (ix) and concentrating the filtrate to yield fosaprepitant dibenzyl ester of purity >96% as an oil,
(xi) dissolving the oil obtained in step (x) in at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents thereof,
(xii) adding N-methyl-D-glucamine and Pd/C to the reaction mass obtained in step (xi) and hydrogenating the reaction mass for 8 h to 14 h at 2 kg to 8 kg pressure,
(xiii) filtering the reaction mass obtained in step (xii),
(xiv) adding metal scavenger to the reaction mass obtained in step (xiii) and stirring for 8 h to 14 h, and
(xv) obtaining fosaprepitant dimeglumine of purity >99% from the resulting reaction mass of step (xiv) on further work-up.

US Pat. No. 10,428,087

PYRIMIDINONES AS PI3K INHIBITORS

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A compound of Formula If:or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:A is aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, or heterocycloalkyl, each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halosulfanyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa, SRa, C(O)Rb, C(O)NRcRd, C(O)ORa, OC(O)Rb, OC(O)NRcRd, NRcRd, NRcC(O)Rb, NRcC(O)ORa, NRcC(O)NRcRd, C(?NRe)Rb, C(?NRe)NRcRd, NRcC(?NRe)NRcRd, NRcS(O)Rb, NRcS(O)2Rb, NRcS(O)2NRcRd, S(O)Rb, S(O)NRcRd, S(O)2Rb, and S(O)2NRcRd; wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocycloalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halosulfanyl, CN, NO2, ORa, SRa, C(O)Rb, C(O)NRcRd, C(O)ORa, OC(O)Rb, OC(O)NRcRd, C(?NRe)NRcRd, NRcC(?NRe)NRcRd, NRcRd, NRcC(O)Rb, NRcC(O)ORa, NRcC(O)NRcRd, NRcS(O)Rb, NRcS(O)2Rb, NRcS(O)2NRcRd, S(O)Rb, S(O)NRcRd, S(O)2Rb, and S(O)2NRcRd;
R1 is ORA, SRA, S(O)RA, S(O)2RA, NRARB, NRcC(O)NRARB, NRCC(O)ORA, NRCC(?NRE)NRARB, NRCS(O)2RA, NRCS(O)2NRCRA, heterocycloalkyl, or heteroaryl, wherein said heterocycloalkyl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from —(C1-4 alkyl)r-Cy1, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halosulfanyl, CN, NO2, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, C(?NRe)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1S(O)Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)NRc1Rd1, S(O)2Rb1, and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
R2a is H, halo, OH, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halosulfanyl, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, C(?NRe)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2S(O)Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)NRc2Rd2, S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2;
R3, R4, R5, and R6 are independently selected from H, halo, CN, NO2, ORa3, SRa3, C(O)Rb3, C(O)NRc3Rd3, C(O)ORa3, NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)Rb3, NRc3S(O)2Rb3, NRc3S(O)2NRc3Rd3, S(O)2NRc3Rd3, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, and heterocycloalkylalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa3, SRa3, C(O)Rb3, C(O)NRc3Rd3, C(O)ORa3, OC(O)Rb3, OC(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)Rb3, NRc3C(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)ORa3, C(?NRe)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(?NRe)NRc3Rd3, S(O)Rb3, S(O)NRc3Rd3, S(O)2Rb3, NRc3S(O)2Rb3, NRc3S(O)2NRc3Rd3, and S(O)2NRc3Rd3;
RA is heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl, each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from —(C1-4 alkyl)r-Cy1, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halosulfanyl, CN, NO2, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, C(?NRe)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1S(O)Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)NRc1Rd1, S(O)2Rb1, and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
RB and RC are independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, and heterocycloalkylalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
RE is H, CN, NO2, ORa5, SRb5, S(O)2Rb5, C(O)Rb5, S(O)2NRc5Rd5, or C(O)NRc5Rd5;
Cy1 is aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, or heterocycloalkyl, each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halosulfanyl, CN, NO2, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, C(?NRe)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1S(O)Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)NRc1Rd1, S(O)2Rb1, and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd are independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, and heterocycloalkylalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
or Rc and Rd together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or a heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
Ra1, Rb1, Rc1, and Rd1 are independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, and heterocycloalkylalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
or Rc1 and Rd1 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or a heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
Ra2, Rb2, Rc2, and Rd2 are independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, and heterocycloalkylalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
or Rc2 and Rd2 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or a heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
Ra3, Rb3, Rc3, and Rd3 are independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, and heterocycloalkylalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
or Rc3 and Rd3 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or a heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, halo, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRa5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRf)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
Re and Rf are independently selected from H, CN, NO2, ORa5, SRb5, S(O)2Rb5, C(O)Rb5, S(O)2NRc5Rd5, and C(O)NRc5Rd5;
Ra5, Rb5, Rc5, and Rd5 are independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, and heterocycloalkylalkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, or heterocycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from OH, CN, amino, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, C1-6 haloalkyl, and C1-6 haloalkoxy;
or Rc5 and Rd5 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from OH, CN, amino, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, C1-6 haloalkyl, and C1-6 haloalkoxy; and
r is 0 or 1;
provided that:
a) when A is 3-fluorophenyl; R2a is H; R3 is methyl; and R4, R5, and R6 are H; then, R1 is other than 4-amino-3-iodo-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-1-yl; and
b) when A is 1,3-dioxolan-2-yl; R2a, R3, R4, and R6 are H; then, R1 is other than 1-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)piperidin-4-yl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,066

IMIDAZO[4,5-C]PYRIDINE AND PYRROLO[2,3-C]PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES AS SSAO INHIBITORS

PROXIMAGEN, LLC, Plymout...

1. A method for inhibiting semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase activity in a subject, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or N-oxide thereof:wherein:Y is selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, —NH2, —NH—C1-4-alkyl, —NH-halo-C1-4-alkyl, and —C1-4-alkoxy;
Z is selected from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, C1-4-alkoxy, halo-C1-4-alkoxy, —CONH2, —SO2NH2, —NH2, —NHC1-4-alkyl, and —NHhalo-C1-4-alkyl;
R1 is a phenyl ring, or a 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, either ring being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, cyano-C1-4-alkyl, —OR5, —NR4AR4B, —NR6C(O)OR5, —NR6C(O)R5, —NR6C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, and —NR6S(O)2R5;
wherein:
R4A, R4B R5 and R6 are each independently selected from hydrogen, C1-4-alkyl, and halo-C1-4-alkyl, or
R4A and R4B together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered cyclic amino group, optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from: halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, C1-4-alkoxy, halo-C1-4-alkoxy, —CONH2, —SO2NH2, —NH2, —NHC1-4-alkyl, and —NHhalo-C1-4-alkyl;
X is selected from N? and C(R2)?;
R2 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, cyano-C1-4-alkyl, —OR5, —NR4AR4B, —NR6C(O)OR5, —NR6C(O)R5, —NR6C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —SO2R5, —SO2NR4AR4B, and —NR6S(O)2R5;
W is a phenyl ring or a 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, either ring being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, cyano-C1-4-alkyl, —OR5, —NR7AR7B, —NR6C(O)OR5, —NR6C(O)R5, —NR6C(O)NR7AR7B, —C(O)NR7AR7B, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —SO2R5, —SO2NR7AR7B, and —NR6S(O)2R5;
R7A and R7B are independently hydrogen, C1-4-alkyl, or halo-C1-4-alkyl;
V is selected from a bond, —O—, —N(R6)—, —(C?O)—, —CONR6—, —NR6C(O)—, and —C1-4-alkylene-, wherein the C1-4-alkylene group is optionally substituted by halogen, and wherein any one of the carbon atoms of the C1-4-alkylene group may be replaced by —O— or —N(R6)—; and
R3 is hydrogen, a 3-7 membered heterocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered cycloalkyl ring selected from cyclopropyl, cyclopentyl, and cyclohexyl, or a 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, any one of the rings being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, oxo, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, cyano-C1-4-alkyl, —OR5, —NR4AR4B, —NR6C(O)OR5, —NR6C(O)R5, —NR6C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —SO2R5, —SO2NR4AR4B, and —NR6S(O)2R5.

US Pat. No. 10,428,050

SUBSTITUTED REVERSE PYRIMIDINE BMI-1 INHIBITORS

PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC., ...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a form thereof, wherein
R1 is bicyclic heteroaryl or bicyclic heterocyclyl substituted on a carbon atom ring member with one, two, three or four R5 substituents, or on a nitrogen atom ring member with an oxygen atom substituent to form an N-oxide;
X is N or N substituted with an oxygen atom substituent to form an N-oxide;
R2 is amino;
R3 is hydrogen, cyano, halo, C1-8alkyl, amino, C1-8alkyl-amino or (C1-8alkyl)2-amino;
R4 is phenyl, optionally substituted with one, two, three or four R6 substituents;
R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of cyano, halo, hydroxyl, nitro, oxo, C1-8alkyl, cyano-C1-8alkyl, halo-C1-8alkyl, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, C1-8alkoxy-C1-8alkyl, halo-C1-8alkoxy, C2-8alkenyl, C1-8alkoxy-C2-8alkenyl, C2-8alkynyl, C1-8alkoxy-C2-8alkynyl, carboxyl, amino, C1-8alkyl-amino, (C1-8alkyl)2-amino, amino-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkyl-amino-C1-8alkyl, (C1-8alkyl)2-amino-C1-8alkyl, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl-amino, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl-amino-C1-8alkyl, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl-amino-C1-8alkyl-amino, C1-8alkyl-thio, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl-amino, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl-oxy, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl-oxy-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy-carbonyl, C1-8alkoxy-carbonyl-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy-carbonyl-amino, C1-8alkyl-sulfonyl, C3-14cycloalkyl, aryl, aryl-C1-8alkyl, aryl-amino, aryl-C1-8alkyl-amino, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-C1-8alkyl and heterocyclyl, wherein C3-14cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl and the aryl and heteroaryl portions of aryl-C1-8alkyl, aryl-amino, aryl-C1-8alky-amino and heteroaryl-C1-8alkyl are each optionally substituted with one, two, three or four halo, C1-8alkyl, halo-C1-8alkyl, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, halo-C1-8alkoxy, hydroxyl-C1-8alkoxy or carboxyl substituents;
R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of cyano, halo, nitro, C1-8alkyl, halo-C1-8alkyl, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, halo-C1-8alkoxy, C2-8alkenyl, C1-8alkoxy-C2-8alkenyl, C2-8alkynyl, C1-8alkoxy-C2-8alkynyl, carboxyl, formyl, formyl-oxy, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl, halo-C1-8alkyl-carbonyl, C1-8alkyl-thio, halo-C1-8alkyl-thio, amino, C1-8alkyl-amino, (C1-8alkyl)2-amino, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl-oxy, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl-oxy-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy-carbonyl, halo-C1-8alkoxy-carbonyl, C1-8alkoxy-carbonyl-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy-carbonyl-amino, C1-8alkoxy-carbonyl-amino-C1-8alkyl, amino-carbonyl, C1-8alkyl-amino-carbonyl, (C1-8alkyl)2-amino-carbonyl, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl-amino, C1-8alkyl-carbonyl-amino-C1-8alkyl, amino-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkyl-amino-C1-8alkyl, (C1-8alkyl)2-amino-C1-8alkyl, amino-C1-8alkyl-amino, C1-8alkyl-amino-C1-8alkyl-amino, (C1-8alkyl)2-amino-C1-8alkyl-amino, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl-amino, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl-amino-C1-8alkyl, hydroxyl-C1-8alkyl-amino-C1-8alkyl-amino, imino-C1-8alkyl, hydroxyl-imino-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy-imino-C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkyl-sulfonyl, halo-C1-8alkyl-sulfonyl, amino-sulfonyl, C1-8alkyl-amino-sulfonyl, (C1-8alkyl)2-amino-sulfonyl, B(OR8)2, C3-14cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein C3-14cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl are each optionally substituted with one, two, three or four halo or C1-8alkyl substituents;
R8 is independently hydrogen or C1-8alkyl;
wherein the form of the compound is selected from the group consisting of a free acid, free base, salt, ester, hydrate, solvate, chelate, clathrate, isotopologue, stereoisomer, racemate, enantiomer, diastereomer and tautomer thereof.