US Pat. No. 10,111,555

BEVERAGE COMPOSITION

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts...

1. A beverage dispensing container comprising:a chocolate beverage composition including a dry mix of a foaming creamer and discrete cocoa solids, wherein at least about 95% of the discrete cocoa solids are in a non-powdered form and wherein the discrete cocoa solids have less than 15 wt. % fat and a density in the range of from 1.5 g/cm3 to 3 g/cm3;
the container being in the form of a cartridge containing the chocolate beverage composition, the container having an inlet for introduction of an aqueous medium and an outlet downstream of the inlet for discharge of the beverage.

US Pat. No. 10,111,540

ACTUATOR WITH TIME DELAY

Fasteners for Retail, Inc...

1. A product-dispensing device comprising:a housing;
an actuator supported by the housing for rotation about a first axis; and
a time delay mechanism operably coupled to the actuator, the time delay mechanism including a first gear, a second gear, a damper, and a biasing member, the first gear fixed for rotation with the actuator, the second gear supported by the housing for rotation about a second axis and configured to engage the first gear,
wherein the first gear is operable to rotate the second gear in a first direction about the second axis, the biasing member is operable to rotate the second gear in a second direction about the second axis, and the damper is operable to control a rate of rotation of the second gear in the second direction about the second axis, the second direction being opposite the first direction, and
wherein the time delay mechanism includes a signaling wheel fixed for rotation with the second gear about the second axis, the signaling wheel having a circular outer wall defining a recessed area offset from the second axis, the actuator having a protrusion operably received by the recessed area in a first mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,111,466

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

Nicoventures Holdings Lim...

1. An electronic cigarette comprising a generally cylindrical housing with a proximal mouth end and a distal end, and within the housing:a vaporizer to produce vapor to be delivered to the mouth end;
a battery; and
sensor circuitry to detect a user drawing on the mouth end and connect the battery to power the vaporizer to produce vapor,
the vaporizer comprising:
a tube having inlet and outlet ends and extending longitudinally of the housing, first and second supports at opposite ends of the tube for directing airflow into and out of the tube from the inlet to the outlet, wherein the first support is located at the inlet end of the tube and the second support is located at the outlet end of the tube,
a vaporizable liquid holder containing a vaporizable liquid extending around the tube, wicking fibers extending through side openings in the tube and configured to wick the vaporizable liquid from the vaporizable liquid holder into the tube,
an electrical heater coil in the tube configured to be powered by the battery to vaporize liquid on the wicking fibers in the tube, so that vapor is supplied along the tube to the outlet end when the user draws thereon, and
an airflow restrictor to channel and accelerate the flow of air along the tube towards a central portion of the heater coil, wherein the airflow restrictor is located in the tube between the first support and the heater coil.

US Pat. No. 10,111,407

PET CHEW TOY PRODUCT

T.F.H. PUBLICATION, INC.,...

1. A pet toy product comprising:an edible treat comprising a peripheral surface, opposing end sections, and opposing longitudinal sides, wherein at least the peripheral surface comprises a groove;
a body member in the form of an oblong ring, the body member having opposing sides and an interior wall defining an opening through the body member, wherein the opening is configured to surround the peripheral surface when the pet toy product is in an assembled state, the body member further comprising a tongue projecting inwardly which narrows said opening;wherein:the interior wall comprises an intermediate portion between two adjacent end portions, wherein a width of the intermediate portion is narrow relative to a width each of the adjacent end portions such that the opening has an hourglass or barbell shape;
the groove extends continuously about the peripheral surface;
the tongue extends continuously around the opening;
an axis A extends through the opening;
the peripheral surface of the edible treat is complimentary in shape to the shape of the interior wall defining the opening such that the edible treat is receivable into the opening from either side of the body member with a longest linear dimension of the edible treat transverse to the axis A;
in the assembled state the end sections of the edible treat are inserted into the opening such that the edible treat is connected to the body member within the opening by a releasable form locking connection between the groove of the edible treat and the tongue of the body member; and
wherein the edible treat comprises an edible resin comprising starch.
US Pat. No. 10,112,864

GLASS ARTICLE AND LIGHT GUIDE

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A light guide comprising a plate of glass, the glass comprising:from 1 mass ppm to 40 mass ppm of total iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, having a redox of iron of from 0% to 50%; and
from 0.01 mass ppm to 1.0 mass ppm of NiO,
wherein
the redox of iron is a ratio of a content of Fe2+ in terms of Fe2O3 to a content of total iron in terms of Fe2O3,
when an internal transmittance is measured for an optical length of 600 mm within the glass, a minimum of the internal transmittance of the glass within a wavelength range of from 400 to 700 nm is at least 75%, and
the content of NiO is a content in which an A value of an internal transmittance spectrum flatness of the glass defined by formula (1) is larger than an A value of a reference glass which has the same composition as the glass except that the reference glass comprises no NiO:
A=min(X,Y,Z)/max(X,Y,Z)  (1)
wherein X=?(S(?)×x(?)), Y=?(S(?)×y(?)) and Z=?(S(?)×z(?)), provided that x (?), y (?) and z (?) are color matching functions in the XYZ color system described in JIS Z8701, and S (?) is the internal transmittance.
US Pat. No. 10,113,134

CAPPED OIL SOLUBLE POLYALKYLENE GLYCOLS WITH LOW VISCOSITY AND HIGH VISCOSITY INDEX

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A capped oil soluble polyalkylene glycol having the following structure:R1O-(AO)n—R2
where: R1 is a linear or branched alkyl or aryl with one to 18 carbon atoms; AO refers to residuals of monomers selected from 1,2-butylene oxide and 1,2-propylene oxide selected so that at least 50 weight-percent of the (AO)n, component is 1,2-butylene oxide residuals; n is a number from 3 to 7 and is selected to provide a kinematic viscosity at 100 degrees Celsius of less than 5 centiStokes for the non-capped polyalkylene glycol; and R2 is a linear or branched alkyl or aryl having from 1-8 carbon atoms and wherein the capped oil soluble polyalkylene glycol is characterized by having a kinematic viscosity of less than 4.5 centiStokes at 100 degrees Celsius and a viscosity index of greater than 150.
US Pat. No. 10,112,892

PROCESS FOR PREPARING POLYISOCYANATES

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A continuous process for liquid phase preparation of a polyisocyanate by reaction of a corresponding polyamine with phosgene, with a corresponding carbamoyl chloride and a corresponding amine hydrochloride occurring as intermediates, comprising:(i) mixing a phosgene-containing stream, a polyamine-containing stream and a stream containing carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride in a mixing device to obtain a mixed stream, where phosgene is used in a stoichiometric excess of from >0% to 50% of theory, based on the amine groups of the polyamine present in the polyamine-containing stream;
(ii) conveying the mixed stream obtained in step (i) through a reactor in which an absolute pressure of from 20 bar to 60 bar and a temperature of from 80° C. to 200° C., prevail, thereby forming a stream containing carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride;
(iii) optionally discharging a gaseous purge stream from the stream containing carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride which is formed in step (ii), giving a stream which contains carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride and has been depleted in gaseous components, and
(iv) dividing the stream containing carbamoyl chloride obtained in step (ii) or the stream contains carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride and has been depleted in gaseous components obtained in step (iii) into two substreams, where
(a) one substream is used as the stream containing carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride in step (i) and
(b) the other substream converted into the desired polyisocyanate.
US Pat. No. 10,113,003

MULTISPECIFIC NK ENGAGER PROTEINS

INNATE PHARMA, Marseille...

1. A method of promoting the specific lysis of cancer cells expressing an antigen of interest which is specifically bound by a therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment in a subject in need thereof comprising contacting said cancer cells with an amount of a multispecific antigen binding protein sufficient to promote the specific lysis of said cancer cells expressing said antigen of interest, wherein said multispecific antigen binding protein comprises:(i) a first antigen binding domain (ABD) which monovalently binds to a human NKp46 polypeptide having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1,
(ii) a second ABD which comprises a therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or a therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment which binds to said antigen of interest-expressed by said cancer cells, and
(iii) a CD16A binding polypeptide,wherein:(1) said NKp46-binding ABD comprises a Fab or comprises a variable heavy (VH) domain and a variable light (VL) domain separated by a linker (“scFv”);
(2) said cancer-antigen-binding ABD, which comprises said therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment, is monovalent or bivalent;
(3) said CD16A binding polypeptide comprises a dimeric human Fc domain polypeptide which binds CD16A;
(4) said multispecific antigen binding protein binds to the NKp46 polypeptide monovalently;
(5) said multispecific antigen binding protein directs NKp46-expressing natural killer (NK) cells and CD16A-expressing NK cells to lyse cancer cells expressing the cancer antigen of interest by a combination of NKp46-mediated signaling and CD16A-mediated antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (“ADCC”);
(6) said dimeric Fc domain interposes said first ABD and said second ABD;
(7) said first and second ABD are each connected to said dimeric Fc domain, and one or both of said first and second ABD are connected to the dimeric Fc domain via a flexible polypeptide linker.
US Pat. No. 10,113,007

ADVANCED COOK TECHNOLOGY

ICM, Inc., Colwich, KS (...

1. A method used in an alcohol production facility, the method comprising:separating a first suspended-solids stream from a first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids of a process stream by using a first separation device in a counter-flow wash process;
sending the first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids to a first tank;
milling a portion of the first suspended-solids stream by using a mechanical milling device;
adding water to the milled particles stream to create a lower-solids stream in a second tank;
heating the lower-solids stream in the second tank at a temperature less than about 95° C.; and
further separating a second suspended-solids stream from a second liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids of the lower-solids stream by using a second separation device in the counter-flow wash process; and
combining the second suspended-solids stream with the first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids and mixing to homogenize;
wherein the method is performed downstream of slurry and upstream of fermentation.
US Pat. No. 10,113,068

POWDER PRIMER COMPOSITION AND LAMINATE USING IT

AGC INC., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A powder primer composition comprising:a powder made of a reactive ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer containing repeating units (A) based on tetrafluoroethylene, repeating units (B) based on ethylene, and repeating units (C) based on a monomer having an acid anhydride residue and a polymerizable unsaturated bond, wherein a ratio (C)/((A)+(B)) is from 1/10,000 to 5/100 by molar ratio; and
a powder made of an epoxy resin having an epoxy equivalent of from 500 to 2,700 and a softening point of at least 70° C.;
wherein a mass ratio of the powder made of a reactive ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer to the powder made of an epoxy resin is from 99/1 to 80/20,
wherein an average particle size of the powder made of a reactive ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer is from 1 to 1,000 ?m, an average particle size of the powder made of the an epoxy resin is from 1 to 1,000 ?m, and a ratio of the average particle size of the powder made of the epoxy resin to the average particle size of the reactive ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer is from 0.575 to 2.30,
wherein the powder primer composition is prepared by dry blending component powders, and
wherein no formation of nodules is observed in the powder primer composition.
US Pat. No. 10,113,069

COATED ARTICLE

AGC INC., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A coated article comprising:a substrate: and
a cured film of a powder coating material formed on the substrate, the powder coating material comprising a fluorinated polymer (A), a polyester polymer (B), an ultraviolet absorber (D) and titanium oxide (E), wherein
the thickness of the cured film is from 20 to 1,000 ?m,
the atom number concentration of Ti element in region (I) within 5 ?m in depth from a surface of the cured film is from 0 to 7.5% as obtained by method (1), with respect to 100% of the total of the atom number concentrations of C element, O element, F element and Ti element present in region (I),
the atom number concentration of Ti element in region (II) beyond 10 ?m in depth from the surface of the cured film is from 8.5 to 15% as obtained by method (2), with respect to 100% of the total of the atom number concentrations of C element, O element, F element and Ti element present in region (II), and
the proportion of the ultraviolet absorber (D) contained in region (I) (100 mass %) as obtained by method (3) is from 0.5 to 10 mass %:
method (1):
by observing a cross section of the cured film by a scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray analyzer, the respective atom number concentrations of C element, O element, F element and Ti element present in region (I) are analyzed by the energy dispersive X-ray analyzer, to determine the atom number concentration of Ti element, when the total of the respective atom number concentrations of C element, O element, F element and Ti element is set to be 100%,
method (2):
by observing a cross section of the cured film by a scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray analyzer, with respect to region (II-1) in a case where the thickness of the cured film is at least 20 ?m and less than 30 ?m, regions (II-1) to (II-2) in a case where the thickness of the cured film is at least 30 ?m and less than 40 ?m, regions (II-1) to (II-3) in a case where the thickness of the cured film is at least 40 ?m and less than 50 ?m, regions (II-1) to (II-4) in a case where the thickness of the cured film is at least 50 ?m and less than 60 ?m, regions (II-1) to (II-5) in a case where the thickness of the cured film is at least 60 ?m, the respective atom number concentrations of C element, O element, F element and Ti element present in the respective regions are analyzed by the energy dispersive X-ray analyzer, to determine the atom number concentration of Ti element, when the total of the respective atom number concentrations of C element, O element, F element and Ti element is set to be 100%, in each region, whereupon the atom number concentrations of Ti element in the respective regions are summed up and divided by the number of regions to obtain an average value,
region (II-1): a region beyond 10 ?m and at most 20 ?m in depth from the surface of the cured film,
region (II-2 ): a region beyond 20 ?m and at most 30 ?m in depth from the surface of the cured film,
region (II-3): a region beyond 30 ?m and at most 40 ?m in depth from the surface of the cured film,
region (II-4): a region beyond 40 ?m and at most 50 ?m in depth from the surface of the cured film,
region (II-5): a region beyond 50 ?m and at most 60 ?m in depth from the surface of the cured film,
method (3):
a powder obtained by scraping off region (I) with a cutter is subjected to high performance liquid chromatography analysis, whereby the amount of the ultraviolet absorber (D) per unit mass in the powder is obtained from a peak derived from the ultraviolet absorber (D) by using a calibration curve prepared beforehand.
US Pat. No. 10,112,834

SYNTHESIS OF AMMONIUM DINITRAMIDE, ADN

TOTALFOERSVARETS FORSKNIN...

1. Method for producing ammonium dinitramide characterized in that guanylureadinitramide is reacted with an ammonium source in the absence of potassium so that an ion-change takes place and ammonium dinitramide is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,117,115

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A MODIFIED OUTER LOOP AFTER A RECEIVER OUTAGE EVENT

ZTE TX INC., Plano, TX (...

1. A method for operating a digital communication system, said method comprising:transmitting blocks of information from a transmitter to a receiver of the digital communication system;
said receiver responding to said transmitting by sending one of an ACK (acknowledgement) and a NACK (negative acknowledgement) in response to each said transmitted block of information;
detecting, at the receiver, a receiver outage wherein the receiver itself is temporarily not functioning properly;
indicating, from the receiver, which of said sent NACKs and ACKs are receiver outage NACKs and receiver outage ACKs sent in response to a block of said information received during said receiver outage;
adapting subsequent transmissions based on said ACKs and said NACKs while excluding one of (a) said receiver outage NACKs and (b) said receiver outage NACKs and said receiver outage ACKs; and
sending the subsequent transmissions based on the adapting.

US Pat. No. 10,117,104

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOPERATIVE TRANSMISSION OF BASE STATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first base station for performing cooperative resource allocation with at least one second base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first reference signal generated based on a first digital bit sequence to a mobile station;
receiving first channel quality information determined based on a signal to interference and noise ratio (SINR) of the first reference signal from the mobile station for a resource allocation;
transmitting, to the second base station, a resource allocation request message, wherein the resource allocation request message includes information on a specific data to be transmitted to the mobile station when the second base station retains the specific data;
receiving, from the second base station, a resource allocation response message including one of accept and reject indications to the resource allocation request message;
transmitting a resource allocation information generated based on the first channel quality information to the mobile station; and
transmitting a first packet, derived from data to be transmitted to the mobile station, to the mobile station in cooperation with the second base station based on the resource allocation information,
wherein second channel quality information, determined based on a SINR of a second reference signal generated based on a second digital bit sequence and transmitted from the second base station to the mobile station, is transmitted from the mobile station to the second base station for the resource allocation,
wherein the first digital bit sequence is specific to the first base station and the second digital bit sequence is specific to the second base station,
wherein the first packet is transmitted from the first base station to the mobile station based on the first channel quality information,
wherein a second packet, different from the first packet, derived from the data, is transmitted from the second base station to the mobile station based on the second channel quality information and the information on the specific data, and
wherein the first packet and the second packet is combined into data by the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,117,099

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memories including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the communication apparatus to:
transmit an authentication request signal to another communication apparatus in a case where the communication apparatus provides the another communication apparatus with a communication parameter to be used for connecting to a wireless network;
receive an error notification from the another communication apparatus in a case where the authentication request signal is transmitted by unicast and authentication processing based on the authentication request signal fails in the another communication apparatus,
wherein in a case where the authentication request signal is transmitted by broadcast or multicast, the communication apparatus does not receive an error notification from the another communication apparatus even in a case where the authentication processing based on the authentication request signal fails in the another communication apparatus; and
provide the another communication apparatus with the communication parameter in a case where a notification that the authentication processing based on the authentication request signal has succeeded in the another communication apparatus is received.

US Pat. No. 10,117,087

TERMINAL CLUSTERING

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of joining a first cluster including a first cluster head, the method comprising:receiving a first cluster beacon from the first cluster head, the first cluster beacon associated with the first cluster, the first cluster beacon including first cluster control information, including a first status indicator configured to indicate, at least, that the first cluster is at a cluster size capacity or is not at the cluster size capacity, the first cluster control information further including a first time synchronization indicator configured to indicate, at least, whether the first cluster head is time-synchronized with a predetermined timing source external to the first cluster head;
receiving a second cluster beacon from a second cluster head, the second cluster beacon associated with a second cluster, the second cluster beacon including second cluster control information, including a second status indicator configured to indicate, at least, that the second cluster is at the cluster size capacity or is not at the cluster size capacity, the second cluster control information further including a second time synchronization indicator configured to indicate, at least, whether the second cluster head is time-synchronized with a predetermined timing source external to the second cluster head;
choosing to join the first cluster based at least in part on the first status indicator and the first time synchronization indicator of the first cluster control information and the second status indicator and the second time synchronization indicator of the second cluster control information; and
transmitting a request to join the first cluster to the first cluster head.

US Pat. No. 10,117,066

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS INTERFACE SELECTION AND FOR COMMUNICATION AND ACCESS CONTROL OF SUBSYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND DATA IN A VEHICULAR ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:intercepting a message in an on-board unit (OBU) of a vehicular network environment between a source and a receiver in the vehicular network environment;
verifying the source is authorized to send the message;
verifying the message is not altered;
evaluating a set of source flow control policies associated with the source; and
blocking the message if at least one policy of the set of source flow control policies indicates the message is not permitted, wherein the message is not permitted if a level of access assigned to the source in the set of source flow control policies does not match a level of access tagged on the message.

US Pat. No. 10,117,062

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VEHICULAR DEVICE-FUNCTION CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:a processor configured to: transmit a series of impulses into a vehicle interior; receive data from a wearable-device receiver receiving the impulses, the data indicating arrival times and magnitudes of the impulses;
analyze the arrival times and magnitudes to determine a likely wearable device location; and
control a functionality aspect of a mobile device associated with the wearable device, based on the likely wearable device location;
wherein the processor is configured to determine one or more voxels in which the wearable device is likely located, the voxels having predefined associations to seating locations within the vehicle, and the determination based on a look-up of predefined expected signal values in a table predetermined for a vehicle model.

US Pat. No. 10,117,061

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO TRACK MOVEMENT OF A DEVICE IN AN INDOOR ENVIRONMENT

Athentek Innovations, Inc...

1. A system to localize a device in an indoor environment, the system comprising:wireless signal transceivers positioned in the indoor environment, wherein the indoor environment contains one or more polygonal obstructions;
a server comprising a processing unit, a memory unit, and a server communication unit, and the processing unit is programmed to:
receive a signal strength profile, wherein the signal strength profile includes at least one of signal strengths of the wireless signal transceivers received at the device in the indoor environment and signal strengths of the device received at the wireless signal transceivers in the indoor environment;
determine a raw estimated location of the device in a coordinate plane representing the indoor environment by using a K-nearest neighbor (KNN) algorithm to compare the signal strength profile with reference profiles stored in a database;
calculate a straight-line path in the coordinate plane connecting the raw estimated location to an immediately preceding location of the device;
select the raw estimated location as the candidate location if the straight-line path does not intersect any of the polygonal obstructions in the coordinate plane using a polyxpoly( ) function as follows:
if isempty(polyxpoly[(x_old x_raw], [y_old y_raw], keepouts_x, keepouts_y))
[x_est, yet]=LPF(dt, x_old, y_old, e_raw, y_raw, p_gain, v_lim),
 wherein x_old and y_old represent the immediately preceding location,
 wherein x_raw and y_raw represent the raw estimated location, and
 wherein x_est and y_est represent the candidate location;
calculate a weighted-average location using the immediately preceding location and the candidate location; and
store the weighted-average location as a new location of the device in the indoor environment when a hypothetical velocity calculated using an elapsed time and a distance separating the immediately preceding location and the weighted-average location is less than or equal to a saturation velocity.

US Pat. No. 10,117,046

DISCRETE LOCATION CLASSIFICATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for identifying a location of a mobile device, the method comprising:during each of a plurality of instances of time:
measuring, by the mobile device, one or more signal properties of one or more other devices across a time interval;
obtaining, by the mobile device, an identifier from each of the one or more other devices;
creating, by the mobile device, a data point to include the one or more signal properties, wherein each dimension of the data point corresponds to respective one of the one or more other devices and a value for the dimension corresponds to a signal property for that dimension; and
storing, by the mobile device, the data point in a database of the mobile device, the database storing a plurality of data points corresponding to the plurality of instances of time;
analyzing, by the mobile device, the plurality data points in the database to determine clusters of data points, wherein different clusters of data points correspond to different locations in physical space;
after determining the clusters of data points, detecting, by the mobile device, an event at an input device of the mobile device;
in response to detecting the event, measuring, by the mobile device, one or more new signal properties of one or more of the plurality of other devices at one or more new times;
creating, by the mobile device, a new data point from the one or more new signal properties; and
identifying, by the mobile device, a first cluster of the clusters of data points corresponding to the new data point by comparing the new data point with one or more data points in the first cluster and determining that the new data point is within a threshold distance of the one or more data points in the first cluster, thereby determining the location of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,044

SHARING OF LOCATION-BASED CONTENT ITEM IN SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving information of a first user of a social networking service, the information comprising location information and activity information of one or more groups with which the first user is associated;
determining a list of distinct locations where a first user is likely to be located based on the received location and activity information;
sending the list of distinct locations to a communication device of the first user;
receiving, from the communication device, a location selected by the first user among the list of distinct locations to indicate the location of the first user;
retrieving information about public transport traveling from or through the selected location of the first user;
determining an updated location of the first user based on the selected location and the information about the public transport;
receiving, from the communication device, a content item, wherein the content item represents data posted by the first user and is transmitted from the communication device to the social networking service;
labeling the content item with the updated location; and
making the content item and the updated location available to a first viewing user at a first level of resolution and a second viewing user at a second level of resolution, the level of resolution based on the relationship of the viewing user to the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,117,043

SERIALLY-CONNECTED BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY NODES

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. An apparatus for serially-connected Bluetooth Low Energy nodes, the apparatus comprising:a cable including power wires;
a plurality of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) nodes connected in series with the power wires along a length of the cable; and
a power source connected at one point along the cable and operable to continuously provide power to the plurality of BLE nodes along the power wires so that each of the plurality of BLE nodes, when powered by the power source: (a) includes a transmit mode that transmits a first BLE beacon to a mobile device, and (b) when not in the transmit mode, functions in a receive mode by monitoring reception of a second BLE beacon from the mobile device, wherein, in the receive mode, a BLE node that received the second BLE beacon from the mobile device is configured to send a report including a first identification of the mobile device and a second identification of the BLE node to a locationing server via a headend interface connected to the cable, wherein
the locationing server is to determine a location of the mobile device based on the received second identification of the BLE node and a known location of the BLE node.

US Pat. No. 10,116,914

STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY

3DI LLC, Burke, VA (US)

1. An auto-stereoscopic image display device comprising:at least one sensor to track positions of eyes, based on facial recognition, in relation to the stereoscopic device;
a processor configured to map coordinates of a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object generated by the stereoscopic display device, wherein the 3D virtual object has a location in the physical space in front of and relative to the display device;
an image display panel configured to
display separate pairs of first and second stereoscopic images of the 3D virtual object displayed to the eyes for each viewer of the stereoscopic display device so that the 3D virtual object is seen by each viewer in the same physical location, wherein the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer are based upon viewpoint perspectives of an angle and distance of the perspective location of the eyes of each viewer as detected by the at least one sensor,
adjust at least two layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material in a repeating pattern of closed geometric shapes to block light along at least two axes, wherein each of the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer are directed to the left and right eyes of each viewer by passing through the layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material such that a different repeating pattern of closed geometric shapes for layers of material is configured for each individual user independent of a tilt angle of said user's head, and
block light from the first and the second stereoscopic images so it may not be seen outside of the corresponding viewpoint in both an X and an Y axis, wherein an Z axis is perpendicular to the stereoscopic display device,
so that another viewer does not see the pairs of the first and the second stereoscopic images of the 3D virtual object when the another viewer is located above, below, left, or right of the corresponding viewpoint,
wherein the 3D virtual object is viewable by a plurality of viewers, as shown by the separate first and the second stereoscopic images received at individual viewer as configured by the at least two layers of blocking electronically configurable liquid crystal material arranged in repeating patterns of closed geometric shapes,
wherein a hand, a finger, or a pointer interacts of the 3D virtual object when detected near the physical location of the 3D virtual object as shown by the first and the second stereoscopic images for each viewer such that the first and the second stereoscopic images are updated for each viewer based on the interaction with the 3D virtual object and the angle and distance of the perspective locations of the eyes of the respective viewer.

US Pat. No. 10,116,891

IMAGE SENSOR HAVING STACKED IMAGING AND DIGITAL WAFERS WHERE DIGITAL WAFER HAS STACKED CAPACITORS AND LOGIC CIRCUITRY

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first integrated circuit die having formed therein at least one photodiode, read circuitry for the at least one photodiode, and readout circuitry for the first integrated circuit die, wherein the read circuitry has an input coupled to the at least one photodiode and an output, wherein the readout circuitry has an input coupled to the output of the read circuitry and an output;
a second integrated circuit die in a stacked arrangement with the first integrated circuit die and having formed therein at least one storage capacitor associated with the at least one photodiode; and
an interconnect between the first and second integrated circuit dies for coupling the output of the read circuitry to the at least one storage capacitor;
wherein the output of the readout circuitry provides for readout of data stored in the at least one storage capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,116,866

STABILIZATION OF LOW-LIGHT VIDEO

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a computing device, determining a first maximum exposure time for capturing one or more image frames of a video clip, wherein the first maximum exposure time is based on a first amount of motion of the computing device and a first light level;
by the computing device, initiating capture of the image frames, wherein each of the captured image frames has an exposure time that is less than or equal to the first maximum exposure time;
by the computing device, while the capture of the image frames is in progress, determining a second amount of motion of the computing device and a second light level; and
by the computing device, determining whether to adjust the first maximum exposure time to a second maximum exposure time based on the second amount of motion and the second light level.

US Pat. No. 10,116,718

DIGITAL CONTENT STREAMING TO LOSS INTOLERANT STREAMING CLIENTS

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,700

INSTALLING CONFIGURATION INFORMATION ON A HOST

SSH Communications Securi...

1. A method of installing configuration information on a host, comprising:initiating provisioning of the host to provide a virtual data processing instance in a virtualized environment, wherein a computing resource can be shared by a plurality of virtual data processing instances;
connecting, by the host, to a management system to initiate enrolling of the virtual data processing instance in the management system based on information received by the host via a communication network from a provisioning system, wherein the host comprises memory and one or more hardware processors;
authenticating, by the host, to the management system using credentials received by the host via the communication network from the provisioning system;
receiving, in response to the host initiated enrolment of the virtual data processing instance in the management system and by the authenticated host via the communication network, configuration information from the management system; and
installing, by the authenticated host, the received configuration information to create the virtual data processing instance in the virtualized environment.

US Pat. No. 10,116,691

VOIP DENIAL-OF-SERVICE PROTECTION MECHANISMS FROM ATTACK

KODIAK NETWORKS, INC., P...

1. A system for providing communications services in a communications network comprising:servers providing the communications services to mobile units in the communications network, the communications services including an instant two-way half-duplex voice call within a group of the mobile units comprising a Push-to-Talk-over-Cellular (PoC) call session;
wherein at least one of the servers interfaces to an Internet Protocol (IP) network to perform the communications services for the mobile units in the IP network and is configured to:
set up a pre-established session with a mobile unit of the mobile units by reserving a media port for receiving media traffic for the PoC call session from the mobile unit, the pre-established session being established for a media path between the mobile unit and the at least one of the servers prior to setup of a call for the PoC session;
authorize the mobile unit to temporarily communicate authentication messages with the at least one of the servers over the reserved media port in response to setting up the pre-established session, wherein the at least one of the servers is further configured to compare an incoming message to a black-list that identifies known bad addresses:
authenticate with the mobile unit in response to receiving the authentication messages from the mobile unit;
add the mobile unit to a white list in response to authenticating with the mobile unit; and
after adding the mobile unit to the white list, receiving the media traffic from the mobile unit over the reserved media port when the mobile unit is participating in the call for the PoC call session;
wherein the at least one of the servers responsible for handing the media traffic transmitted by the mobile unit reserves the reserved media port for the media traffic and authorizes the media traffic to flow through the reserved media port for a configured duration;
before the configured duration elapses, the at least one of the servers receives authentication credentials from the mobile unit via the reserved media port;
upon successful authentication of the mobile unit the IP address of the mobile unit is associated with the reserved media port, so that only the mobile unit is authorized to transmit media traffic to the at least one of the servers through the reserved media port; and
the IP address of the mobile unit is dis-associated with the reserved media port when a dialog between the at least one of the servers and the mobile unit is terminated by the at least one of the servers or the mobile unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,657

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

BLACK GOLD COIN, INC., L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,523

PREDICTIVE CONNECTIVITY DIAGNOSTICS FOR A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A method of predictive wireless connectivity diagnostics for a wireless mesh network providing communication in a process control system, the wireless mesh network including a plurality of wireless nodes organized in a mesh topology, wherein the wireless mesh network has at least one connectivity condition, the connectivity condition being an anticipated failure of a communication ability within the wireless mesh network, the method comprising:generating, in response to the connectivity condition, predicted pinch points within the mesh network as a function of the failure of the communication ability within the wireless mesh network and communication paths between each of the plurality of wireless nodes and a gateway of the wireless mesh network, a pinch point being a wireless node whose failure would result in at least one other wireless node no longer having a communication path to the gateway of the wireless mesh network and a predicted pinch point being a wireless node that would become a pinch point upon the failure of the communication ability within the wireless mesh network;
generating, in response to the connectivity condition, potential pinch points within the wireless mesh network as a function of the failure of the communication ability within the wireless mesh network and a number of neighboring wireless communication devices in direct wireless communication with each of the plurality of wireless nodes, a potential pinch point being a wireless node that has less than a threshold number of neighboring wireless communication devices in direct wireless communication with the wireless node; and
applying the predicted pinch points and potential pinch points to identify a future state of the wireless mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,116,486

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SIGNAL GENERATION, RECEPTION, AND SELF-CALIBRATION

VAYYAR IMAGING LTD., Yeh...

1. A system for frequency-dependent characterization and compensation of a selected element of a transceiver, the system comprising:a first synthesizer;
a numerically controlled oscillator (NCO);
a pair of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) attached to the NCO, each DAC connected to a respective anti-alias filter;
a quadrature modulator connected to the first synthesizer and to outputs of the anti-alias filters;
a second synthesizer;
a mixer connected to an output of the quadrature modulator and to the second synthesizer;
a receive filter connected to an output of the mixer;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) connected to an output of the receive filter; and
a calibrator for:
setting the first frequency synthesizer to a desired test frequency;
setting the NCO to a desired test frequency offset;
setting the second frequency synthesizer to obtain a desired frequency at the selected element and a desired intermediate frequency;
processing an output of the ADC to measure at least one of an amplitude and a phase at the desired intermediate frequency;
calculating a frequency-dependent correction coefficient for the selected element; and
applying a compensation based on the frequency-dependent correction coefficient for a response of the selected element.

US Pat. No. 10,116,470

COMBINED LOW AND HIGH FREQUENCY CONTINUOUS-TIME LINEAR EQUALIZERS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:an input port configured to receive an input signal propagated through a transmission link experiencing a low-frequency channel loss and a high-frequency channel loss;
a continuous-time linear equalization (CTLE) circuit coupled to the input port, the CTLE circuit comprising:
a differential amplifier circuit coupled to the input port, the differential amplifier circuit comprising a first circuit branch connected in parallel to a second circuit branch; and
a bias circuit coupled to the differential amplifier circuit, the bias circuit comprising a first transistor coupled to the first circuit branch and configured to provide a first direct current (DC) bias to the first circuit branch, a second transistor coupled to the second circuit branch and configured to provide a second DC bias to the second circuit branch, and a first resistor positioned between the first transistor and the second transistor,
wherein the CTLE circuit is configured to produce an output signal according to the input signal by:
applying a first gain to the input signal based on a first frequency to compensate the low-frequency channel loss; and
applying a second gain to the input signal based on a second frequency to compensate the high-frequency channel loss; and
an output port coupled to the CTLE circuit and outputting the output signal, wherein a frequency response of the CTLE circuit between the output port and the input port comprises a first zero and a second zero, the first zero dependent on a first parasitic capacitance of the first transistor and on a first resistance of the first resistor, the first frequency associated with the first zero, and the second frequency associated with the second zero.

US Pat. No. 10,116,468

LOW POWER CHIP-TO-CHIP BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,434

METHOD FOR TRANSIENT CHANGE DETECTION WITH ADAPTIVE SAMPLING, AND DETECTOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM, ...

1. A method of detecting transient changes in a distribution of a discrete time series, wherein a sampler switches from operating in a sparse mode to operating in a dense mode wherein the sampler is operated to continuously capture samples of the time series at a sampling rate, comprising the steps of:operating in the sparse mode wherein the sampler captures samples of the time series during sniff periods, the sniff periods being successively repeated at a sniffing rate that is lower than the sampling rate, and wherein during a sniff period at most K test phases are performed, K being an integer greater than or equal to two, each test phase consisting of analyzing, by a sampling stopping time determination unit, at least one sample of the time series captured by the sampler at sampling times according to the sampling rate to provide a positive or negative result of the test phase,
if results of K successive test phases of a sniff period are each positive, switching to operate in the dense mode wherein the sampler is operated to continuously capture samples of the time series at sampling times according to the sampling rate,
wherein the sniff period is ended as soon as a result of a test phase of the sniff period is negative, the sampling of the time series being stopped until a next sniff period, and
wherein a next test phase of the sniff period is performed only if a result of a previous test phase of the sniff period is positive, the next test phase being performed with analyzing at least as many samples as the previous test phase.

US Pat. No. 10,116,386

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

SAMTEC, INC., New Albany...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,371

METHOD FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of reporting channel state information (CSI) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message containing one CSI-reference signal (CSI-RS) configuration including a pattern of antenna port virtualization which is changed in accordance with a predetermined period;
receiving, via different subframes respectively, a first CSI-RS from a first subset and a second CSI-RS from a second subset among a plurality of physical antenna elements of the base station based on the one CSI-RS configuration;
obtaining a total channel matrix by matching a first partial channel corresponding to the first subset and a second partial channel corresponding to the second subset using a phase value for a specific antenna element which is commonly included in both the first subset and the second subset;
obtaining a right singular matrix by performing singular value decomposition on the total channel matrix;
performing quantization on the right singular matrix, and
transmitting a CSI report including the quantized right singular matrix for the total channel matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,116,354

HARVEST TAG DESIGN AND SYSTEMS

VIETAGZ, LLC, Sarasota, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,352

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND RECEPTION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,339

DETECTING POWER OF INDIVIDUAL CARRIER OF AGGREGATED CARRIER

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A power amplifier system comprising:power amplifiers each associated with a separate carrier, the power amplifiers including a first power amplifier and a second power amplifier, and the separate carriers including a first carrier associated with the first power amplifier and a second carrier associated with the second power amplifier;
a transmission node configured to provide a carrier aggregated signal for transmission, the carrier aggregated signal including an aggregation of the separate carriers associated with the power amplifiers;
a directional coupler configured to provide an indication of radio frequency power of the first carrier; and
a feedback control circuit coupled between the directional coupler and the first power amplifier, the feedback control circuit configured to adjust a power associated with the first power amplifier based on the indication of radio frequency power of the first carrier, and feedback control circuit further configured to adjust a second power associated with the second power amplifier based on an indication of radio frequency power of the second carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,116,335

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, MEMORY STORAGE DEVICE AND MEMORY CONTROL CIRCUIT UNIT

PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.,...

1. A data processing method for encoding data stored in a rewritable non-volatile memory module, and the data processing method comprising:receiving first write data;
performing, by a first stage encoding circuit, a first stage encoding operation of a low-density parity-check (LDPC) code on the first write data so as to generate first transition data;
performing, by a second stage encoding circuit, a second stage encoding operation of the LDPC code on the first transition data so as to generate a first error correcting code (ECC), wherein the first ECC and the first write data is stored into the rewritable non-volatile memory module;
receiving second write data;
synchronously performing, by the first stage encoding circuit, the first stage encoding operation of the LDPC code on the second write data during a time period when the second stage encoding operation of the LDPC code on the first transition data is performed by the second stage encoding circuit; and
controlling a transmission path between the first stage encoding circuit and the second stage encoding circuit by a multiplexer,
wherein the first stage encoding operation is an encoding operation related to a first part of a parity check matrix, and the second stage encoding operation is an encoding operation related to a second part of the parity check matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,116,324

HIGH-LINEARITY SIGMA-DELTA CONVERTER

TRIXELL, Moirans (FR)

1. A sigma-delta converter comprising:a sigma-delta modulator suitable for supplying a series of binary samples representative of an analogue input signal to be digitized, a delivery of a binary sample of the series of binary samples being performed on completion of a cycle of operation of the modulator, a conversion phase comprising a number of cycles necessary to produce a digital converter output value,
the modulator comprising at least one analogue filter receiving an internal analogue signal derived from the analogue input signal, in which a first predetermined law defines that a contribution to the at least one analogue filter of the analogue signal internal to a given cycle is smaller than a contribution to the analogue filter of the analogue signal internal as a function of a rank of a cycle in the conversion phase, the rank of the cycle varying from 1 to the number of cycles, the first law specifying a contribution to the analogue filter to a preceding cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,116,319

RESISTIVE INTERPOLATION FOR AN AMPLIFIER ARRAY

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A circuit including a resistive interpolator, comprising:an input terminal to receive an input value;
an amplifier array, including
an amplifier stage with M amplifiers (M?2), each coupled to the input terminal to receive the input value;
a resistor interpolator configured to provide an interpolation order N (N?2), and including
an input row and at least a second row, each row comprising multiple interpolation resistors connected in series at nodes,
the input row including M driven nodes connected to a respective amplifier, and (N?1) interpolation nodes intermediate each of adjacent driven nodes, and
the input row connected in parallel to the second row, with at least some of the interpolation nodes of the first row connected to corresponding interpolation nodes of the second row;
the resistor interpolator including at least one multi-row interpolation cell, comprising:
in the input row, a driven node connected to first and second interpolation resistors connected between the driven node and respective adjacent first and second interpolation nodes;
in the second row, third and fourth interpolation resistors connected between respective third and fourth interpolation nodes and an intermediate fifth interpolation node;
the first and second interpolation nodes of the input row connected respectively to the third and fourth interpolation nodes of the second row.

US Pat. No. 10,116,314

MULTI-MODE FREQUENCY DIVIDER

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A device comprising a frequency divider, the device comprising:first circuitry;
second circuitry coupled to the first circuitry, wherein the second circuitry is selectively enabled using a control signal and wherein the second circuitry receives a signal from the first circuitry when the second circuitry is enabled; and
third circuitry coupled to the first circuitry and the second circuitry, wherein the third circuitry receives signals from the first circuitry and also receives signals from the second circuitry when the second circuitry is enabled, wherein the first circuitry and the third circuitry comprise a divide-by-two frequency divider when the second circuitry is not enabled, wherein the first circuitry, the second circuitry, and the third circuitry comprise a divide-by-three frequency divider when the second circuitry is enabled, and wherein the third circuitry comprises a plurality of resistors and capacitors, wherein capacitances of the capacitors are programmable.

US Pat. No. 10,116,310

LEVEL SHIFT CIRCUIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,309

CMOS OUTPUT CIRCUIT

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A CMOS output circuit comprising:a first P-MOSFET having a source connected to a power supply terminal, a drain connected to an output terminal, and a back gate connected to a first potential terminal;
a first N-MOSEFET having a drain connected to the output terminal, a source connected to a ground terminal, and a back gate connected to a second potential terminal;
a first potential switching portion arranged to switch whether to connect the first potential terminal to the power supply terminal or to the output terminal;
a second potential switching portion arranged to switch whether to connect the second potential terminal to the ground terminal or to the output terminal;
a first gate switching portion arranged to switch whether or not to short-circuit the gate of the first P-MOSFET to the first potential terminal;
a second gate switching portion arranged to switch whether or not to short-circuit the gate of the first N-MOSFET to the second potential terminal;
a first driver arranged to drive the gate of the first P-MOSFET in accordance with a first input signal;
a second driver arranged to drive the gate of the first N-MOSFET in accordance with a second input signal; and
a control portion arranged to control individual portions of the circuit when turning off both the first P-MOSFET and the first N-MOSFET, so as to connect the first potential terminal to one of the power supply terminal and the output terminal, which has a higher potential, to connect the second potential terminal to one of the ground terminal and the output terminal, which has a lower potential, to short-circuit the gate of the first P-MOSFET to the first potential terminal, and to short-circuit the gate of the first N-MOSFET to the second potential terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,300

SWITCHING COMPONENT, IN PARTICULAR DOMESTIC-APPLIANCE SWITCHING COMPONENT

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,297

DC-COUPLED HIGH-VOLTAGE LEVEL SHIFTER

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A control circuit configured to control a high voltage device capable of withstanding a voltage higher than a first voltage (VIN), the control circuit comprising:low voltage transistor devices configured to operate between a first switching voltage (SW) and a second switching voltage (Vdd2+SW);
a first terminal configured to carry the first switching voltage, the first switching voltage switching between a reference voltage and the first voltage;
a second terminal configured to carry the second switching voltage as a function of the first switching voltage, the second switching voltage substantially corresponding to a sum of the first switching voltage and a second voltage (Vdd2) substantially lower than the first voltage;
input nodes configured to receive input timing control pulse signals;
a parallel resistive-capacitive coupling, coupled to the input nodes, configured to receive the input timing control pulse signals and transmit edge information and DC level information of the input timing control pulse signals to the low voltage transistor devices; and
an output node configured to provide an output timing control signal at a voltage higher than the first switching voltage for control of the high voltage device, the output timing control signal being based on the transmitted edge information and DC level information of the input timing control pulse signals through the parallel resistive-capacitive coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,116,296

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,294

HIGH-RESOLUTION FET VDS ZERO-VOLT-CROSSING TIMING DETECTION SCHEME IN A WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A control module for controlling a field-effect transistor having a gate, a drain and a source, the control module comprising:a comparator operable to receive the drain-to-source voltage of the transistor and compare it to a threshold voltage, the comparator comprising a clock input operable to receive a gate voltage of the transistor, wherein said received gate voltage is used to latch a result of said comparison to an output of the comparator; and
control circuitry operable to receive said comparator output and to perform a control function with respect to the transistor based on the value of the comparator output.

US Pat. No. 10,116,293

INPUT BUFFER CIRCUIT

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,291

REVERSE CURRENT PROTECTION CIRCUIT

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,278

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,275

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

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,267

SINGLE-ENDED AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT WITH IMPROVED CHOPPER CONFIGURATION

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. An amplifier circuit, comprising:an input stage, of a differential type, coupled to a first differential input and to a second differential input between which, in use, a differential input voltage is present;
a converter stage coupled to said input stage and configured to convert said differential input voltage into a single-ended converted voltage;
an output stage coupled to said converter stage and configured to generate, starting from said single-ended converted voltage, an output voltage on a single output;
a biasing stage, operatively coupled to said input stage and to said output stage for supplying a biasing current; and
a chopper module configured to reduce a contribution of offset and noise associated to said output voltage, wherein said chopper module includes:
an input chopper stage coupled to said input stage;
a converter chopper stage coupled to said converter stage and configured to generate said single-ended converted voltage; and
a biasing chopper stage coupled to said biasing stage and configured to generate said biasing current.

US Pat. No. 10,116,266

DOHERTY AMPLIFIER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A method for determining circuit parameters of a Doherty amplifier comprising: an input terminal; an output terminal; a splitter connected to the input terminal, the splitter having first and second outputs; a combiner connected to the output terminal, the combiner having first and second inputs; a carrier amplifier including a first input-side two-port network connected to the first output of the splitter, a first amplifier connected to an output of the first input-side two-port network, and a first output-side two-port network connected between an output of the first amplifier and the first input of the combiner; and a peak amplifier including a second input-side two-port network connected to the second output of the splitter, a second amplifier connected to the output of the second input-side two-port network, and a second output-side two-port network connected between an output of the second amplifier and the second input of the combiner,wherein the method comprises:
determining circuit parameters of the output-side two-port network of the carrier amplifier and the output-side two-port network of the peak amplifier so that the combiner is a parallel-connected load type having a parallel connection of the output-side two-port network of the carrier amplifier and the output-side two-port network of the peak amplifier for the output terminal at the combining point, and that a load admittance at the combining point is expressed using a complex number;
wherein if the load admittance at the combining point is YL?, the circuit parameters of the output-side two-port network from the current source end of the carrier amplifier up to the combining point are Fc (Ac, Cc, Cc, Dc), the circuit parameters of the output-side two-port network from the current source end of the peak amplifier up to the combining point are Fp (Ap, Bp, Cp, Dp), the load resistance of the carrier amplifier in the state in which it is not backed off is Roptc, the load resistance of the peak amplifier in the state in which it is not backed off is Roptp, m=1+Roptc/Roptp, and the phase difference between the phase of the current source of the carrier amplifier and the phase of the current source of the peak amplifier is ?, within a transmission frequency band, the relationships:
(Ac×Dp+Bc×Cp+Bc×Dp×YL?)/(Cc×Dp+Cp×Dc+Dc×Dp×YL?)=m×Roptc  (1)
?c/(Cc×Dp+Cp×Dc+Dc×Dp×YL?)=?Roptc×ej×?  (2)
?p/(Cc×Dp+Cp×Dc+Dc×Dp×YL?)=Roptc×e?j×?  (3)
(Ap×Dc+Bp×Cc+Bp×Dc×YL?)/(Cc×Dp+Cp×Dc+Dc×Dp×YL?)=0  (4)
are satisfied, wherein ?c=Ac×Dc?Bc×Cc and ?p=Ap×Dp?Bp×Cp.

US Pat. No. 10,116,261

OSCILLATOR CIRCUIT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An oscillator circuit comprising:a resonant circuit; and
first and second negative-resistance circuits,
wherein each of the first and second negative-resistance circuits includes a first power-supply terminal, a second power-supply terminal, an input terminal and an output terminal, and the first and second negative-resistance circuits are connected in series between a first power supply and a second power supply at the first and second power-supply terminals, and connected parallel to the resonance circuit at the input and output terminals, and
wherein each of the first and second negative-resistance circuits comprises a first transistor of a first conductivity type which includes a first current path and a first gate electrode, the first current path of the first transistor being located between the first power supply terminal and the second power supply terminal, and
an intermediate voltage is supplied to the first gate electrode of the first transistor, the intermediate voltage is a voltage between a voltage at the first power supply terminal and a voltage at the second power supply terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,253

SOLAR POWER GENERATING DEVICE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,252

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT SOLAR POWER COLLECTION

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,235

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,231

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,218

POWER CONVERTER WITH CLAMPING CIRCUIT FOR OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION

SILANNA ASIA PTE LTD, Si...

1. A method to control a power converter comprising:regulating an output using a switching circuit that responds to a first control signal;
comparing a feedback voltage from the output to a reference voltage using an error amplifier to create an error voltage;
comparing the error voltage to a ramp voltage from a periodic ramp signal using a comparator to create a pulse width modulated signal, wherein the pulse width modulated signal is used in combination with the switching circuit to regulate the output;
clamping the error voltage, using a clamping circuit, if the error voltage drops below a lowest value for the periodic ramp signal while the power converter is regulating a load and the switching circuit is not in a tristate;
unclamping the error voltage, using the clamping circuit, if the error voltage rises above the lowest value for the periodic ramp signal while the power converter is regulating the load and the switching circuit is not in the tristate;
transitioning the switching circuit into the tristate wherein the output floats; and
generating a second control signal to pull the switching circuit out of the tristate using the clamping circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,210

DAC SERVO

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A switching converter, comprising:a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) configured to supply a DAC voltage to said switching converter;
a servo block connected to receive a feedback voltage and configured to modify said DAC voltage for one or more modes of operation, wherein said servo block is configured independently of switching modes of said switching converter, and wherein said servo block further comprises a first GM stage driving a capacitor and a second GM stage driving a resistor, wherein said second GM stage is a PMOS transistor, and an output of said first GM stage is connected to a gate of said second GM stage;
control loops configured to receive an output of said servo block, and said feedback voltage;
switching logic configured to receive the output signals of said control loops; and
an output stage, driven by said switching logic, configured to supply the output voltage of said switching converter.

US Pat. No. 10,116,207

HYSTERETIC CONTROLLER WITH FIXED-FREQUENCY CONTINUOUS CONDUCTION MODE OPERATION

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR (UK)...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,186

BRUSHLESS WIPER MOTOR

Mitsuba Corporation, Kir...

1. A brushless wiper motor which drives and swings a wiper member, comprising:a motor case in which a stationary portion is fixed, the motor case having a bottom portion, a side wall portion, an opening, and a flange portion formed so as to extend from the opening, the motor case being formed of a plate material into a bottomed cylindrical shape by deep-drawing process, the stationary portion having an outer circumferential portion which is in contact with an inner periphery of the motor case;
a rotary portion rotatably provided in the stationary portion;
a gear mechanism which transmits rotation of the rotary portion to the wiper member; and
a gear case in which the gear mechanism is accommodated, the flange portion abutting on the gear case and being fixed to the gear case, wherein
the side wall portion has a small diameter portion and a large diameter portion which is different in outer diameter from the small diameter portion, the small diameter portion being disposed on the same side as the bottom portion of the motor case in an axial direction of the motor case, the large diameter portion being disposed on the same side as the opening of the motor case in the axial direction of the motor case,
a step portion is formed between the small diameter portion and the large diameter portion, one end of the stationary portion in an axial direction thereof abutting on the step portion, a concave convex portion being provided to at least one of an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface of at least the large diameter portion, thereby increasing a surface area of the motor case,
the motor case and the gear case are made of aluminium.

US Pat. No. 10,116,185

MOTOR

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,169

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RESONANCE FREQUENCY USING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A wireless power transmitter, comprising:resonators electrically connected to each other; and
a resonance frequency varying unit configured to vary resonance frequencies of the resonators based on a change in an amount of power to be sent to a wireless power receiver from the wireless power transmitter,
wherein upon the amount of power to be sent to the wireless power receiver being an amount greater than or equal to a first threshold value, the resonance frequency varying unit is configured to increase the resonance frequencies of the resonators, and upon the amount of power to be sent to the wireless power receiver being an amount less than or equal to a second threshold value which is smaller than the first threshold value, the resonance frequency varying unit is configured to decrease the resonance frequencies of the resonators.

US Pat. No. 10,116,143

INTEGRATED ANTENNA ARRAYS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION

Energous Corporation, Sa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,139

SOLAR POWER LIGHTED AUDIO FISHING TACKLE BOX

1. A tackle box having electronic circuitry, electronic power sources for support of lighting, audio, and audio source, comprising:first and second compartments, wherein said first compartment is smaller in volume than said second compartment,
a battery and an AC/DC main power input for providing a DC power source,
a plurality of solar panels, wherein the plurality of solar panels are mounted, located and positioned on and in the box and connected in the power circuit in a manner that some face the sun to provide DC power while the box is open while others face the sun to provide DC power while the box is closed,
a plurality of low power miniature lights mounted in said first compartment and said second compartment of said box and connected through a switch to said DC power source,
an amplifier circuit mounted in said box and connected to said DC power source and to an external source of audio,
a plurality of speakers mounted on or in said box and connected to said amplifier circuit to provide amplified audio output from said external source of audio,
a connector connected to said input of said AC/DC power and mounted on a wall of said box to provide charging power to said battery and to provide substitute power to said DC power source.

US Pat. No. 10,116,100

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, comprising: an insulating body, having a base and a tongue extending forward from the base; a plurality of terminals, fixed in the base and exposed to upper and lower surfaces of the tongue, and comprising at least one ground terminal; a metal member fixed on the insulating body, wherein the metal member bends backward and extends to form an elastic arm, the elastic arm presses the at least one ground terminal, the elastic arm is provided with a protrusion portion, and the protrusion portion is higher than a top surface of the base; and a metal shell, wrapping a periphery of the insulating body and the metal member, the protrusion portion urging the metal shell, wherein the metal member has a first section located on the tongue, a second section located on the base, and a vertical section connecting the first section and the second section, the second section is higher than the first section, and the elastic arm extends backward from the second section.

US Pat. No. 10,116,085

SEALED CONNECTOR WITH AN EXTENDED SEAL SLEEVE AND RETAINER

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,080

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector for electrically connecting a mating element to an electronic element, comprising:an insulating body, provided with a plurality of accommodating holes; and
a plurality of terminals, respectively and correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating holes, wherein each of the terminals has:
a base portion;
a strip connecting portion formed by extending vertically upward from the base portion, and configured to connect to a strip;
an elastic arm formed by bending in an upward direction and extending from the base portion;
a contact portion formed by bending and extending from the elastic arm, and configured to urge upward against the mating element, wherein a width of the contact portion is greater than a width of the elastic arm at a bending portion connecting the elastic arm to the base portion, the width of the elastic arm at the bending portion between the elastic arm and the base portion is less than or equal to the width of remaining portions of the elastic arm, and a first urging portion is formed by bending and extending from the contact portion; and
a bending arm formed by bending in a downward direction and extending from the base portion, wherein the bending arm bends to form a conductive portion configured to be conductively connected to the electronic element, the conductive portion bends upward and extends to form a second urging portion, and the first urging portion urges against the second urging portion,
wherein the first urging portion comprises a first elastic portion bending from the contact portion and obliquely extending downward and away from the base portion, a second elastic portion obliquely extending downward from the first elastic portion to be close to the base portion, and a third elastic portion bending and extending upward from the second elastic portion to be close to the base portion.

US Pat. No. 10,116,071

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND CONTACTS THEREOF

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,070

COAXIAL CONNECTOR SPLICE

PERFECT VISION MANUFACTUR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,062

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

Sony Mobile Communication...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,057

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC TUNING OF AN IMPEDANCE MATRIX, AND RADIO TRANSMITTER USING THIS APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for tuning an impedance matrix, at a predetermined given frequency, by m user ports of an apparatus comprising the m user ports and n target ports, where m is an integer greater than or equal to 2, and n is an integer greater than or equal to 2, the apparatus allowing, at the predetermined frequency, a transfer of power from the user ports to the target ports, the method comprising:transmitting, by at least m sensors, at least one sensor output signal, each of the at least one sensor output signal being determined by at least one electrical variable;
estimating, by a signal processor, q real quantities depending on the impedance matrix presented by the user ports, where q is an integer greater than or equal to m, using the at least one sensor output signal obtained for m excitations applied to the user ports, at least one excitations being applied to each of the user ports, each of the excitations having a complex envelope, the complex envelopes of the excitations being linearly independent in a set of complex functions of one real variable, regarded as a vector space over a field of complex numbers, to transmit a tuning instruction as a function of the q real quantities depending on the impedance matrix; and
receiving, by a tuning processor, the tuning instruction from the signal processor, and transmitting tuning control signals to a multiple-input-port and multiple-output-port tuning unit, the tuning control signals being determined as a function of the tuning instruction, reactance of each of p adjustable impedance devices being determined by at least one tuning control signal, wherein the multiple-input-port and multiple-output-port tuning unit comprising the p adjustable impedance devices, where p is an integer greater than or equal to m, at the predetermined frequency, each of the p adjustable impedance devices of the multiple-input-port and multiple-output-port tuning unit has a reactance, the reactance of any one of the p adjustable impedance devices having an influence on the impedance matrix, the reactance of any one of the p adjustable impedance devices being adjustable by electrical means.

US Pat. No. 10,116,055

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

SHENZHEN SUNWAY COMMUNICA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,037

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH AN INTEGRATED CONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND FABRICATION METHOD

STMicroelectronics (Alps)...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,020

BATTERY PACK WITH BRANCHING COOLING DUCT

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,016

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,012

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND CHARACTERIZING INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM USE BEHAVIOR

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system, comprising:one or more processing devices;
a battery system including one or more battery cells;
battery charger circuit coupled to receive current from an external source and to provide current for recharging the battery cells of the battery system; and
a system load coupled to selectably receive current from either one of an external power source or the battery system;
where the one or more processing devices are configured to monitor one or more power usage parameters; and
where the one or more processing devices are configured to perform at least one of the following steps only if a given operating condition is determined to exist in which the external current is being continuously provided to the battery charger circuit and a resulting current is being provided by the battery charger circuit to recharge the battery cells of the battery system to cause the battery cells to repeatedly self discharge followed by recharge at a temperature above a battery cell temperature that exists when the recharging current is not provided:
display an alert to a user of the information handling system to cause the user to discharge the battery cells of the battery system to a predefined point, or
automatically discharge the battery cells of the battery system to a pre-defined point; and
where the alert is so displayed or the battery cells are so automatically discharged so as to avoid causing the battery cells to repeatedly self discharge followed by recharge at a temperature above the battery cell temperature that exists when the recharging current is not provided.

US Pat. No. 10,116,009

BATTERY PACK INCLUDING INSERTED TYPE BMS ASSEMBLY

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,001

LITHIUM, PHOSPHORUS, SULFUR, AND IODINE INCLUDING ELECTROLYTE AND CATHOLYTE COMPOSITIONS, ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES, AND ANNEALING METHODS OF MAKING THESE ELECTROLYTES AND CATHOLYTES

QUANTUMSCAPE CORPORATION,...

1. An electrolyte comprising a compound characterized by LixPySzIt, wherein 5?x?12; 1?y?3; 5?z?9, and 0.1?t?2; andcharacterized by an x-ray powder diffraction (XRD) pattern having a primary peak at 27±1° (2?);
and
characterized by an x-ray powder diffraction (XRD) pattern having at least one of the following reflections at: 20, 25, 29, or 45±1° (2?);
wherein subscripts x, y, z, and t are rational numbers;
wherein the compound is neutrally charged.

US Pat. No. 10,115,997

PRISMATIC ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

BOSCH BATTERY SYSTEMS LLC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,994

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING BATTERY DEFECTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,991

FUEL CELL MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,985

SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL SYSTEM

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushu-Sh...

1. A solid oxide fuel cell system for generating electrical power by reacting fuel with oxidant gas, comprising:a fuel cell module that includes a stack of fuel cells each comprising a pair of fuel electrode and air electrode formed, respectively, on inner and outer sides of the cell;
a fuel supply apparatus configured to supply fuel to the fuel cell module;
a water supply apparatus configured to supply water to the fuel cell module for steam reforming of the fuel;
an oxidant gas supply apparatus configured to supply oxidant gas to the outer side of each fuel cell;
a power extraction apparatus configured to extract the electrical power from the fuel cell module at a desired level;
a reformer disposed inside the fuel cell module and configured to perform steam reforming on fuel supplied from the fuel supply apparatus using the water supplied from the water supply apparatus and to supply the reformed fuel to the inner side of each fuel cell; and
a controller programmed to control the fuel supply apparatus, the water supply apparatus, the oxidant gas supply apparatus, and the power extraction apparatus, wherein the controller includes a shutdown circuit,
wherein the shutdown circuit is programmed to execute a shutoff operation in which the fuel supply apparatus, the water supply apparatus and the power extraction apparatus are all shut off to stop supply of the fuel from the fuel supply apparatus and the water from the water supply apparatus and stop extraction of the electrical power from the fuel cell module, and
wherein the shutdown circuit is further programmed to continue operating the oxidant gas supply apparatus, after executing the shutoff operation to shut off the fuel supply apparatus, the water supply apparatus and the power extraction apparatus, to execute a temperature drop operation in which the oxidant gas supply apparatus, after execution of the shutoff operation, continues supplying the oxidant gas that purges oxidant gas remaining on the outer side of each fuel cell from before execution of the shutoff operation to outside the fuel cell module.

US Pat. No. 10,115,974

COMPOSITION OF A NICKELATE COMPOSITE CATHODE FOR A FUEL CELL

LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC....

1. A fuel cell comprising:an anode;
an electrolyte;
a cathode; and
a cathode current collector, wherein said cathode comprises a nickelate composite having the general formula:
(LnuM1vM2s)n+1(Ni1-tNt)nO3n+1-A1-xBxOy-CwDzCe(1-w-z)O2-?
 wherein:
(LnuM1vM2s)n+1(Ni1-tNt)nO3n+1 comprises approximately 50 wt % to approximately 70 wt % of the cathode;
element Ln is a rare earth metal;
0 element M1 is a rare earth metal different from element Ln;
0?v?1;
element M2 is an alkaline earth metal;
0?s?0.3;
0.9?u+v+s<1.1;
1?n;
element N is one or more transition metals;
0?t?0.5;
element A is a rare earth metal excluding cerium;
element B is a rare earth metal different from element A excluding cerium;
one of element A and element B is praseodymium;
0 1.5?y?2.0;
element C is a rare earth metal;
element D is a rare earth metal different from element C;
one of element C and element D is praseodymium;
0 0 0???0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,115,968

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,966

METALLATE ELECTRODES

FARADION LTD, Sheffield ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,960

ELECTRODE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,957

SECONDARY BATTERY

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,955

BATTERY TERMINAL ADAPTER

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,946

SECONDARY BATTERY

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,943

BATTERY PACKING MODULE AND BATTERY PACK

Korea Institute Of Energy...

1. A battery packing module comprising:a heat dissipation member having a plurality of insertion cylinders arranged in a lattice type and a through-hole formed between the insertion cylinders in a direction that is parallel to the longitudinal direction of the insertion cylinders, wherein the outer circumferential surfaces of adjacent insertion cylinders are connected to each other;
a plurality of cylindrical battery cells inserted into the insertion cylinders and configured to make contact with the inner circumferential surfaces of the insertion cylinders; and
packing plates coupled to the upper ends and lower ends of the battery cells, wherein the packing plates have a current flow hole formed therein through which electrodes of the battery cells are exposed and battery mounting recesses formed therein in which the battery cells are mounted,
wherein each of the packing plates has an insertion protrusion formed on one side thereof, which is inserted into the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,115,921

QUANTUM DOT LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A quantum dot light emitting element, comprising: a substrate, a cathode, an electron injection/electron transport layer, a quantum dot light emitting layer, a hole injection/hole transport layer, and an anode, wherein the cathode is arranged on the substrate; the cathode and the anode is arranged on the same side of the substrate; the cathode is opposite to the anode with some in-between space; the electron injection/electron transport layer, the quantum dot light emitting layer, and the hole injection/hole transport layer are inserted between the cathode and the anode; one side of the electron injection/electron transport layer is connected to the cathode; the quantum dot light emitting layer and the hole injection/hole transport layer are subsequently layered on a surface of the electron injection/electron transport layer away from the cathode; the hole injection/hole transport layer is away from a surface of the quantum dot light emitting layer and is connected to the anode; the cathode is used for supplying electrons; the anode is used for supplying holes; the electron injection/electron transport layer is used for transmitting the electrons to the quantum dot light emitting layer; the hole injection/hole transport layer is used for transmitting the holes to the quantum dot light emitting layer; the electrons and the holes recombine in the quantum dot light emitting layer for emitting light; and wherein the electron injection/electron transport layer comprises a water-alcohol soluble conjugated polymer (WACPs);wherein the WACPs comprises one of PFNBr (Bromine Polyfluorene) and PFNSO (Sulfo-Polyfluorene).

US Pat. No. 10,115,898

MAGNETORESISTIVE TUNNEL JUNCTION

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,893

DATA STORAGE DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,887

FERROELECTRIC CERAMICS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ADVANCED MATERIAL TECHNOL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,879

THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION THEREOF

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A thermoelectric conversion material comprising a skutterudite-type material represented by the following composition formula (I)InxGayM4Pn12  (I),wherein:x and y satisfy
0.04?x?0.11,
0.11?y?0.34, and
x M represents one or more elements selected from a group of elements including: Co, Rh, Ir, Fe, Ni, Pt, Pd, Ru, and Os, and
Pn represents one or more elements selected from a group of elements including: Sb, As, P, Te, Sn, Bi, Ge, Se, and Si.

US Pat. No. 10,115,877

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,876

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE MOUNT, LEADFRAME, AND LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,846

SOLAR CELL AND SOLAR CELL MANUFACTURING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A solar cell comprising:a photoelectric conversion element including:
a light incident surface and a back surface opposed to the light incident surface; and
a side surface provided between the light incident surface and the back surface,
wherein the photoelectric conversion element has a plurality of sides; and
a light diffusion portion on an outer peripheral area of the light incident surface and the side surface,
the light diffusion portion having:
a lower side light diffusion portion in direct contact with the outer peripheral area of the light incident surface and the side surface on a lower side that is one of the plurality of sides; and
an upper side light diffusion portion in direct contact with the outer peripheral area of the light incident surface and the side surface on an upper side that is one of the plurality of sides and opposed to the lower side,
wherein a width of the lower side light diffusion portion on the side surface in a direction from the light incident surface toward the back surface is smaller than a width of the upper side light diffusion portion on the side surface in the direction from the light incident surface toward the back surface,
wherein a first corner portion constituted by a part of the light incident surface and a part of the side surface is exposed from the light diffusion portion, and
wherein the first corner portion is located along the lower side or the upper side.

US Pat. No. 10,115,782

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH DURABLE WIRING

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,774

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,657

DIELECTRIC HEAT PATH DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING THE SAME

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

3. A heat path device comprising:a first structure formed of a first thermally conductive material and including a first end and a second end;
a second structure formed of a second thermally conductive material and including a first end and a second end;
a third structure formed of a first dielectric material and including a first end and a second end;
wherein the first end of the third structure is mechanically coupled and thermally coupled at the first end of the first structure,
wherein the second end of the third structure is mechanically coupled and thermally coupled at a first end of the second structure;
wherein the second end of the first structure comprises at least one opening, and wherein the second end of the second structure comprises at least one opening; and
wherein the first structure and the second structure are located on a first plane, and wherein the third structure is located on a second plane such that:
the first end of the third structure overlaps the first end of the first structure; and
the second end of the third structure overlaps the first end of the second structure.

US Pat. No. 10,115,603

REMOVAL OF SURFACE PASSIVATION

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,564

UNIFORMITY CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR USE WITHIN AN IMPEDANCE MATCHING CIRCUIT

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A system comprising:a kilohertz (kHz) radio frequency (RF) generator for generating and supplying a kHz RF signal;
a megahertz (MHz) RF generator for generating and supplying a MHz RF signal;
a first RF cable connected to an output of the kHz RF generator for receiving the kHz RF signal;
a second RF cable connected to an output of the MHz RF generator for receiving the MHz RF signal;
an impedance matching circuit coupled to the kHz RF generator via the first RF cable and coupled to the MHz RF generator via the second RF cable, wherein the impedance matching circuit has an output and includes:
a first circuit including a first plurality of tuning elements located along a path for transferring the kHz RF signal;
a second circuit including a second plurality of tuning elements for transferring the MHz RF signal, wherein the first and second circuits are coupled to the output; and
a uniformity control circuit defined from at least one of the first plurality of tuning elements;
an RF transmission line coupled to the impedance matching circuit; and
a plasma chamber including an electrode, wherein the electrode is connected to the RF transmission line;
wherein the uniformity control circuit is located serially along the path of the first circuit to define a capacitance to adjust a radial uniformity profile of an etch rate produced using the plasma chamber, to provide a pre-determined level of isolation from the MHz RF signal, and to achieve a pre-determined level of power delivered by the kHz RF generator to the electrode of the plasma chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,115,504

THIN-FILM RESISTOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

KOA CORPORATION, Nagano ...

1. A thin-film resistor comprising a substrate, a pair of electrodes formed on the substrate, and a resistive film connected to the pair of electrodes, whereinthe resistive film includes a first resistive film and a second resistive film, the second resistive film having a different TCR from that of the first resistive film, and
each of the first resistive film and the second resistive film contains Si, Cr, and N as main components, and further wherein
one of the first resistive film or the second resistive film has a positive TCR value, and the other has a negative TCR value, and
the first resistive film and the second resistive film contain different percentages of silicon nitride across xTCR (a threshold of silicon nitride) as a boundary, the xTCR being a percentage of silicon nitride at which a positive TCR changes to a negative TCR or a negative TCR changes to a positive TCR.

US Pat. No. 10,115,483

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLINICAL ORDER RESCHEDULING

CERNER INNOVATION, INC., ...

1. An electronic order management system comprising:a control server having a processing unit and internal system memory configured to:
receive a plurality of clinical substance-based orderables, each orderable associated with an established order and comprising a dose, a dose per unit time, and a number of doses per unit time;
receive an indication of a clinician input comprising more than one of a current administration schedule, a new administration schedule, or a reschedule administration option with regard to one of the plurality of clinical substance-based orderables associated with the established order;
generate options for a next administration of the one of the plurality of clinical substance-based orderables using the more than one of the current administration schedule, the new administration schedule, or the reschedule administration option, wherein the options generated for the next administration at least:
maintain the administration stop date and time in the current administration schedule for the one clinical substance-based orderable independent of the number of remaining doses of the one clinical substance-based orderable, or
maintain the remaining number of doses of the one clinical substance-based orderable in the current administration schedule and maintain the administration stop date and time in the current administration schedule for the one clinical substance-based orderable; and
causing the two or more of the options for the next administration to be concurrently displayed as selectable options via graphical user interface (GUI), the two or more options represented graphically as display objects representing specific times for the next administration under two or more of the current administration schedule, the new administration schedule, or the reschedule administration option.

US Pat. No. 10,115,453

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WITH SRAM DEVICES HAVING READ ASSIST CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING SUCH CIRCUITS

Globalfoundries Singapore...

1. A read assist circuit for use in a semiconductor memory device, the read assist circuit comprising:a first drive device for driving a wordline of the semiconductor memory device to a wordline driving voltage, wherein the first drive device operates at a first current; and
a second drive device for maintaining the wordline of the semiconductor memory device at the wordline driving voltage, wherein the second drive device operates at a second current, and wherein the second current is lower than the first current, wherein the read assist circuit is configured to activate the first drive device for a pulse width, and wherein the read assist circuit is configured to maintain the second drive device when the first drive device is not activated.

US Pat. No. 10,115,418

HARD MAGNET STABILIZED SHIELD FOR DOUBLE (2DMR) OR TRIPLE (3DMR) DIMENSION MAGNETIC READER STRUCTURES

Headway Technologies, Inc...

1. A magnetic read head structure, comprising:(a) a first magnetoresistive (MR) sensor formed on a first bottom shield and having a first free layer with a first magnetization in a first direction, and a bottommost seed layer with an overlying antiferromagnetic (AFM) layer, the first MR sensor has a planar sidewall that extends from a top surface thereof to the first bottom shield and the first MR sensor top surface has a first cross-track width (a) at an air bearing surface (ABS);
(b) a first top shield consisting of a single magnetic layer that contacts the first MR sensor top surface and has a second cross-track width (w) at the ABS where w>a, and a backside that is a first height (h) from the ABS, the first top shield has at least a first magnetic domain that is recessed from the ABS and is part of a closed magnetic loop that includes a second domain at the ABS with a second magnetization in the first direction;
(c) a first junction shield that is adjacent to the planar sidewall of the first MR sensor, and has a third magnetization in the first direction that is ferromagnetically coupled to the second domain in the first top shield, and provides a bias field in the first direction on the first free layer; and
(d) a first hard magnet (HM) layer that is recessed from the ABS and with a fourth magnetization that is set or reset from room temperature to about 100° C., the fourth magnetization maintains the second magnetization in the first direction in the absence of an external magnetic field thereby providing enhanced stability to the first and third magnetizations, the first HM layer adjoins a top or bottom surface of the first top shield first domain and has a magnetization saturation x thickness (Mst) value substantially greater than that of the first top shield.

US Pat. No. 10,115,392

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

VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,379

ACOUSTIC GUITAR USER INTERFACE

Gibson Brands, Inc., Nas...

1. An acoustic guitar comprising:a neck;
a body; and
a user interface module comprising:
an audio effect module configured to implement one or more audio effects;
one or more effect controllers, wherein each effect controller is configured to set a level of a corresponding audio effect implemented by the audio effect module;
a first two blend potentiometer configured to allow the user to adjust a blend between a piezo pickup and a magnetic pickup;
a second two blend potentiometer configured to allow the user to adjust a blend between a microphone and an output set by the first two blend potentiometer; and
a voice controller configured to allow a user to select a patch from a plurality of available patches, wherein each patch of the plurality of available patches comprises a configuration of one or more audio effects set at various levels to arrive at a desired effect template.

US Pat. No. 10,115,349

DISPLAY DEVICE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,265

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

The Froelich Group LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,261

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

IGT CANADA SOLUTIONS ULC,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,257

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY MODULE FOR ELECTRO-MECHANICAL LOCKS

Roy T. Abner, Lexington,...

14. A module configured to be installed between a locking device and a keypad, comprising:a network interface;
a processor; and
a memory storing a library comprising commands for locking devices manufactured by a plurality of manufacturers, the memory further storing instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive a command via the network interface requesting performance of a feature;
access the library to retrieve at least one first instruction that is selected based on an indication of the feature and an indication of a manufacturer of the locking device; and
perform the feature, wherein performing the feature comprises executing the at least one first instruction,
wherein the library comprises at least one second instruction for a different manufacturer that, if executed, performs the feature.

US Pat. No. 10,115,256

REMOTE ADMINISTRATION OF AN ELECTRONIC KEY TO FACILITATE USE BY AUTHORIZED PERSONS

Videx, Inc., Corvallis, ...

1. A method, performed by a smart device, of managing access control information associated with a portable electronic key to facilitate initiation of an unlocking event at an electronic locking device, the method comprising:receiving, from an access administration server located away from the smart device and according to a first wireless networking standardized communication protocol, access control information including an activation instruction for causing the portable electronic key to change from an access restricted state to an event initiation state, the access restricted state characterized by the portable electronic key forgoing an attempt to initiate the unlocking event at the electronic locking device, and the event initiation state characterized by the portable electronic key making the attempt by signaling, based on an access credential, a data signal to the electronic locking device so as to cause an occurrence of the unlocking event;
establishing, based on a second wireless networking standardized communication protocol, a short-range wireless communications link between the smart device and the portable electronic key;
receiving, at a user interface of the smart device, user input corresponding to a command to deliver the activation instruction to the portable electronic key;
transmitting, through the short-range wireless communications link and in response to receiving the user input, a message including the activation instruction that causes the portable electronic key to change from the access restricted state to the event initiation state, and to thereby permit initiation of the unlocking event.

US Pat. No. 10,115,234

MULTIPLATFORM BASED EXPERIENCE GENERATION

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A multiplatform based experience generation system comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
determine a set of connected devices that provide services related to virtual reality;
determine a platform type of each of the connected devices;
receive an indication of a modification to an intrinsic property of a virtual object on one of the set of connected devices;
generate, based on the received indication of the modification to the intrinsic property of the virtual object, a modification to a master version of the virtual object; and
generate, based on the platform type of another one of the set of connected devices and based on the modification to the master version of the virtual object, an indication of a modification to an intrinsic property of a virtual object on the another one of the set of connected devices by
analyzing the modification to the master version of the virtual object relative to a global anchor that is defined by a plane, and
generating, based on the platform type of the another one of the set of connected devices and based on the modification to the master version of the virtual object relative to the global anchor, the indication of the modification to the intrinsic property of the virtual object relative to the global anchor on the another one of the set of connected devices, wherein the virtual object on the one of the set of connected devices is generally identical to the virtual object on the another one of the set of connected devices.

US Pat. No. 10,115,226

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GEOMETRIC WARPING CORRECTION IN PROJECTION MAPPING

CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS ...

1. A system comprising:one or more projectors configured to projection map onto a real-world object;
a memory storing a mesh model of the real-world object and images that are to be projection mapped onto the real-world object; and,
a controller configured to:
apply a lower resolution mesh to the mesh model, at least in a region of the mesh model misaligned with a corresponding region of the real-world object, the lower resolution mesh having one or more of a lower resolution and a lower point density than the mesh model, wherein the lower resolution mesh is generated manually via input selecting sets of high-res points of the mesh model to be affected by a single newly created low res-point at a center of gravity of selected high-res points;
move a portion of low-res points of the lower resolution mesh; and, in response, move one or more corresponding high-res points of the mesh model, including any high-res points located between the low-res points in the portion, to increase alignment between the region of the mesh model and the corresponding region of the real-world object;
store an updated mesh model in the memory based on the one or more corresponding high-res points of the mesh model that moved with the portion of the low-res points of the lower resolution mesh; and,
control the one or more projectors to projection map the images corresponding to the updated mesh model onto the real-world object by warping the images for projection onto different surfaces of the real-world object, according to the updated mesh model.

US Pat. No. 10,115,174

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORWARDING AN APPLICATION USER INTERFACE

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,132

DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, A TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND A DISTRIBUTION METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSPARENCY OF MULTIPLE CONTENTS DISPLAYED ON A DISPLAY IN RESPONSE TO AN INPUT OPERATION

YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION, ...

1. A touch panel display control apparatus communicating over a network with a terminal apparatus including a touch panel display, the touch panel display control apparatus comprising:a memory storing a first content and control information; and
a processor operatively coupled to the memory, the processor being programmed to distribute the control information and the first content to the terminal apparatus, the control information, when received by the terminal apparatus, causing a processor of the terminal apparatus to execute:
displaying second content superimposed onto the first content in a display region of the touch panel display of the terminal apparatus in a first display mode, the second content having a first transparency such that the first content is visible through the second content and the visibility of the first content is prevented from being lowered in the display region in the first display mode;
detecting a swipe gesture on the touch panel display, the swipe gesture causing the first content to move relative to the display region of the touch panel display of the terminal apparatus;
in response to the detected swipe gesture on the touch panel display and the first content moving relative to the display region, changing the first display mode to a second display mode by changing a transparency of the second content from the first transparency to a second transparency that is lower than the first transparency such that the second content becomes more visible in the display region during the movement of the first content and obstructs with the visibility of the first content; and
in response to the first content stopping moving relative to the display region, changing the second display mode to the first display mode by reverting the second content from the second transparency to the first transparency such that the second content does not interfere with the visibility of the first content.

US Pat. No. 10,115,121

VISITOR SESSION CLASSIFICATION BASED ON CLICKSTREAMS

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method of classifying web visitor sessions based on clickstreams, the method comprising:utilizing a visitor session classification system to:
organize, utilizing a webpage categorization component of the visitor session classification system, web pages of a single website into web page categories;
divide, utilizing a visitor session determination component, clickstreams of users visiting the website into visitor sessions;
generate a matrix of weights corresponding to the web page categories relative to web page interactions to provide weightings for the web page categories, wherein each weight is applied based on a type of web page interaction, the matrix including a first weight for a first web page category relative to a first type of web page interaction;
determine, by at least one processor of a machine running an intersession distance component, an extent of similarity between a first visitor session of a first user and a second visitor session of a second user by comparing a first set of web page interactions, including the first type of web page interaction, by the first user corresponding with the first web page category to a second set of web page interactions by the second user corresponding with the first web page category, wherein the extent of similarity is determined based at least in part on applying the first weight to the first web page category relative to the first type of web page interaction;
classify, utilizing a visitor session classification component, the second visitor session into one of a target group or a non-target group based on the extent of similarity between the first visitor session and the second visitor session where the first visitor session is identified as corresponding to the target group based on an interaction with the website by the first user; and
directing targeted information related to the website to the second user when the second visitor session is classified into the target group based on the extent of similarity between the first visitor session and the second visitor session.

US Pat. No. 10,115,108

RENDERING TRANSACTION DATA TO IDENTIFY FRAUD DETECTION RULE STRENGTH

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of varying how processing circuitry renders transaction data to identify fraud detection rule strength, the method comprising:from a group of transaction entries and by processing circuitry, providing a general graph on an electronic display of a user, the group of transaction entries defining a group of transactions,
each transaction entry including (i) a set of transaction details identifying aspects of a respective transaction and (ii) a fraud indicator indicating whether that respective transaction was fraudulent, and
the general graph representing the respective transaction defined by each transaction entry of the group of transaction entries by (i) using a first graph style when the fraud indicator of that transaction entry indicates that the respective transaction is fraudulent and (ii) using a second graph style when the fraud indicator of that transaction entry indicates that the respective transaction is authentic;
after providing the general graph on the electronic display of the user and by the processing circuitry, applying selection criteria to the group of transaction entries to generate a subgroup of transaction entries from the group of transaction entries, the subgroup having fewer transaction entries than the group of transaction entries; and
from the subgroup of transaction entries and by the processing circuitry, providing a focused graph on the electronic display of the user in place of the general graph, the focused graph representing the respective transaction defined by each transaction entry of the subgroup of transaction entries by (i) using the first graph style when the fraud indicator of that transaction entry indicates that the respective transaction is fraudulent and (ii) using the second graph style when the fraud indicator of that transaction entry indicates that the respective transaction is authentic, the ratio between the number of transactions represented using the first graph style to the number of transactions represented using the second graph style identifying the strength of the selection criteria for use in a fraud detection rule.

US Pat. No. 10,115,105

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING CONSUMER INTERACTIONS FOR PERFORMING PURCHASE COMMANDS

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A computer-executed method for facilitating a transaction, the method comprising:transmitting computer-executable instructions to cause a representation of an item to be displayed on a consumer interface rendered on a touch-screen visual display of a computing device, wherein the consumer interface presents an icon associated with the representation of the item;
receiving, at the touch-screen visual display of the computing device, an indication of a compound consumer input;
associating the compound consumer input with the item by detecting that at least a portion of the compound consumer input occurs at a position on the touch-screen visual display corresponding to a position of the icon;
determining that the compound consumer input corresponds to a purchase command; and
based on the determination that the compound consumer input corresponds to the purchase command, facilitating purchase of the item,
wherein a first portion of the consumer input is associated with the purchase command, and wherein a second portion of the consumer input is associated with a second command, and
wherein the second command comprises a quantity command defining a number of instances of the item selected for purchase, and wherein the method further comprises:
in response to receiving an indication of the second command, transmitting computer-executable instructions to cause facilitating purchase of one or more instances of the item based on the quantity command.

US Pat. No. 10,115,097

PROTECTING LOTTERY RECEIPTS

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,069

AUTHENTICATING PARCEL CONSIGNEES WITH INDICIA DECODING DEVICES

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,054

CLASSIFYING FEATURES USING A NEUROSYNAPTIC SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,042

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

36. An image processing apparatus for generating print data used in each of K relative scans performed on a unit area on a print medium by a print head for discharging ink, the print data determining discharge or non-discharge of ink to each pixel area corresponding to a plurality of pixels in the unit area, the image processing apparatus comprising:the print head;
a first acquisition unit configured to acquire image data that corresponds to an image to be printed in the unit area and that determines an attribute of each of the plurality of pixels in the image, and a number of discharges of ink from zero to N (N?2) to each of the plurality of pixels; and
a generation unit configured to generate the print data based on the image data acquired by the first acquisition unit, and K mask patterns that correspond to the K scans and that determine allowing or disallowing ink to be discharged in accordance with the attribute and number of discharges indicated at each of the plurality of pixels by the image data,
wherein first print permitting pixels and second print permitting pixels are placed in the K mask patterns such that (i) a difference between a number of the first print permitting pixels placed in J (1

US Pat. No. 10,115,027

BARRIER AND GUARDRAIL DETECTION USING A SINGLE CAMERA

Mibileye Vision Technolog...

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

US Pat. No. 10,115,005

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF UPDATING MOTION MODELS FOR OBJECT TRACKERS IN VIDEO ANALYTICS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of maintaining one or more motion models for one or more blob trackers, comprising:associating a first tracker with a first blob, the first blob including pixels of at least a portion of one or more foreground objects in one or more video frames;
detecting a split of the first blob and a second blob in a current video frame; and
resetting a motion model of the first tracker in response to detecting the split of the first blob and the second blob.

US Pat. No. 10,114,988

TRACKING DEVICE WIRELESS PRECONFIGURATION

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,976

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

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,967

CONVERGED MECHANISM FOR PROTECTING DATA

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,960

IDENTIFYING SENSITIVE DATA WRITES TO DATA STORES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, over a network and from a data access detection plugin running on a device with an application, a data access event notification corresponding to access by the application to a set of sensitive data;
creating a data event object, the data event object including at least one or more metadata items associated with the data access event notification;
writing, based at least in part on a determination by a policy service, a data log entry, the data log entry based at least in part on at least a subset of the data event object;
determining, based at least in part on a similar characteristic between the data log entry and one or more other entries in a computer system log, that the data log entry is correlated with the one or more other entries;
determining, based at least in part on the data log entry being correlated with the one or more other entries, a confidence value for a data access rule violation having occurred with the set of sensitive data;
determining a data store location based at least in part on a metadata item included in the data event object;
searching, in the data store location, for a set of data corresponding at least in part to a subset of the set of sensitive data; and
as a result of locating the set of data corresponding at least in part to the subset of the set of sensitive data, performing, based at least in part on the confidence value and a sensitivity of the set of sensitive data, one or more operations to mitigate further access to the set of sensitive data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,954

EXPLOIT PREDICTION BASED ON MACHINE LEARNING

Kenna Security, Inc., Ch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,930

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING HAIR TRANSPLANTATION PROCEDURE SITES

RESTORATION ROBOTICS, INC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,926

WORKFLOW TEMPLATE MANAGEMENT FOR MEDICAL IMAGE DATA PROCESSING

TERARECON, INC., San Mat...

1. A computer-implemented method for processing medical images, the method comprising:storing a plurality of workflow templates, each including a predefined sequence of workflow stages associated with a particular type of medical diagnosis or process, wherein each workflow stage defines one or more image processing operations to be performed including one or more inputs required and one or more outputs to be produced, and wherein at least one workflow stage generates metadata specifying one or more image processing parameters to be used as an input by another workflow stage for processing a corresponding medical image;
in response to a request from a user to process a medical image data, automatically determining a user identifier (ID) that identifies the user based on the request;
identifying, based on the user ID, at least one of the workflow templates that is specifically configured to process the medical image data associated with the user;
pre-processing the medical image data including performing on the received medical image data one or more image processing operations automatically based on a plurality of workflow stages of the identified workflow template that is independent of a specific imaging device that generated the medical image data to generate at least a scene automatically corresponding to a workflow stage of the plurality of workflow stages, and wherein the at least one scene shows an image view representing the medical image data; and
storing the at least one scene corresponding to a workflow stage in a persistent storage by storing only metadata associated with the at least one automatically generated scene without storing the associated image views, wherein the at least one scene includes metadata used to recreate a corresponding medical image view subsequently, wherein the metadata includes one or more image processing parameters corresponding to one or more image processing operations performed on the received medical image data to automatically generate the at least one scene, wherein the automatically generated at least one scene provides a history of operations performed in the workflow stage while workflow stages without any associated scenes show all the remaining operations yet to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,114,878

INDEX UTILIZATION IN ETL TOOLS

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,869

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CUSTOMIZED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

Oath Inc., Dulles, VA (U...

1. A system for displaying electronic content to a recipient based on recorded web-based activity data, comprising:at least one storage medium comprising electronic content associated with a plurality of general topics of interest and specific topics of interest; and
at least one processor in communication with the storage medium and configured to execute a plurality of operations, the operations comprising:
receiving, over a network, an electronic communication addressed to the recipient;
identifying a general topic of interest based on the content of the electronic communication;
identifying at least one specific topic of interest based on the content of the electronic communication;
accessing stored web-based activity data associated with the recipient, the stored web-based activity data including at least one of email activity, search engine query history, and browsing activity;
accessing a plurality of electronic content stored in the at least one storage medium;
determining, based on the identified general and specific topics of interest and the stored web-based activity, at least one content selection rule, wherein the at least one content selection rule identifies an advertisement or message based on at least one of the identified general and specific topics of interest;
applying the at least one content selection rule to determine a score for each of the plurality of accessed electronic content;
selecting, based on the determined scores at least one of the plurality of accessed electronic content; and
determining, based on the stored web-based activity, a displaying mechanism to display the selected electronic content on a device of the recipient, the displaying mechanism comprising at least one of a banner, a pop-up, a text-link, and a video.

US Pat. No. 10,114,858

MACHINE-ASSISTED OBJECT MATCHING

Maana, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A method for managing data using one or more processors, included in one or more network computers, wherein the one or more processors execute instructions to perform actions, comprising:employing a source data server to provide a principal data set of principal objects and another data set of other data objects;
instantiating a first engine to perform actions including:
associating one or more principal objects with one or more other objects that are selected as potential matches to the one or more of the principal objects; and
identifying each match and non-match of the one or more of the selected other objects with their associated principal object; and
instantiating a second engine to train and employ a ranker to identify a matched other object that is top-ranked in similarity by its association with the one or more principal objects;
instantiating a third engine to selectively filter the other objects to rank each matched other object higher than other objects associated with a same principal object; and
employing geolocation information from a Global Positioning System (GPS) device at a client computer to determine one or more features that are included in a display of the ranked other objects to a user to improve the user's understanding, wherein the features include one or more of time zones, languages, currencies, or calendar formatting that is displayed to the user of the client computer when the client computer is located at a particular geo-location.

US Pat. No. 10,114,857

TECHNIQUES FOR PERFORMING MULTI-SYSTEM COMPUTER OPERATIONS

LendingClub Corporation, ...

1. A method for determining whether a multi-system operation that involves a first service and a second service completed successfully, the method comprising:within a first database system used by the first service, using a first transaction to perform both (a) first changes required by the multi-system operation, and (b) second changes to record metadata about the multi-system operation, wherein the metadata that is recorded about the multi-system operation includes a correlation identifier assigned to the multi-system operation;
when the first transaction commits, storing in a commit log of the first database system a first set of commit records;
wherein all records in the first set of commit records are assigned a first transaction identifier that corresponds to the first transaction;
wherein the first set of commit records includes:
a first subset of commit records that reflect the first changes but do not indicate the correlation identifier; and
a second subset of commit records that reflect the second changes and do indicate the correlation identifier;
based on the second subset of commit records having the same transaction identifier as the first subset of commit records, determining that the first subset of commit records are associated with the correlation identifier and were performed as part of the multi-system operation represented by that correlation identifier;
within a second database system used by the second service, using a second transaction, that is different than the first transaction and performed asynchronously relative to the first transaction, to perform both (a) third changes required by the multi-system operation, and (b) fourth changes to record metadata about the multi-system operation, wherein the metadata that is recorded about the multi-system operation includes the correlation identifier assigned to the multi-system operation;
when the second transaction commits, storing in a commit log of the second database system a second set of commit records;
wherein all records in the second set of commit records are assigned a second transaction identifier that corresponds to the second transaction;
wherein the second transaction identifier is different than the first transaction identifier;
wherein the second set of commit records includes:
a third subset of commit records that reflect the third changes but do not indicate the correlation identifier; and
a fourth subset of commit records that reflect the fourth changes and do indicate the correlation identifier;
based on the fourth subset of commit records having the same transaction identifier as the third subset of commit records, determining that the third subset of commit records are associated with the correlation identifier and were therefore performed as part of the multi-system operation represented by that correlation identifier;
based on the correlation identifier, determining that the first set of commit records and the second set of commit records are related to the multi-system operation; and
based on the first set of commit records and the second set of commit records, determining whether the multi-system operation completed successfully.

US Pat. No. 10,114,819

OPTIMIZING MACHINE TRANSLATIONS FOR USER ENGAGEMENT

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,784

STATISTICAL POWER HANDLING IN A SCALABLE STORAGE SYSTEM

Liqid Inc., Broomfield, ...

1. A data storage assembly, comprising:a plurality of storage drives each comprising a drive Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface and solid state storage media, with each of the plurality of storage drives configured to store and retrieve data responsive to storage operations received over the associated drive PCIe interface;
a PCIe switch circuit coupled to the drive PCIe interfaces of the plurality of storage drives and configured to receive the storage operations issued by one or more host systems over a shared PCIe interface and transfer the storage operations for delivery to the plurality of storage drives over selected ones of the drive PCIe interfaces;
a control processor configured to monitor activity levels of the drive PCIe interfaces of the plurality of storage drives;
the control processor configured to alter properties of the drive PCIe interfaces for one or more of the plurality of storage drives based at least on the activity levels of the one or more of the plurality of storage drives, wherein the properties of the drive PCIe interfaces comprise one or more of a quantity of active PCIe lanes and a PCIe throughput; and
the control processor configured to instruct power control circuitry to provide power to the one or more of the plurality of storage drives based at least on activity levels of the drive PCIe interfaces of the one or more of the plurality of storage drives being above a threshold activity level, and instruct the power control circuitry to remove the power from the one or more of the plurality of storage drives based at least on the activity levels indicating the one or more of the plurality of storage drives are dormant.

US Pat. No. 10,114,570

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

Red Hat Israel, Ltd., Ra...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,564

MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL MACHINE SNAPSHOTS

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,563

PROVIDING REDUNDANCY IN A VIRTUALIZED STORAGE SYSTEM FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a specified stride width for a virtual storage volume, wherein the stride width indicates a number of physical storage elements for the virtual storage volume;
initializing a set of physical addresses to a pre-determined value, wherein each physical address comprises a block of a physical storage element;
for each block of each physical storage element, maintaining a corresponding usage count information for the block, wherein the corresponding usage count information is adjusted in response to an initial write to the block; and
in response to receiving an initial write request to write primary data to a public virtual address of a public address space for the virtual storage volume for the first time, selecting a first physical address and a second physical address from the set of physical addresses for providing physical storage for the primary data and parity data corresponding to the primary data, respectively;
wherein the first physical address and the second physical address are selected based on usage count information for each block of each physical storage element and the set of physical addresses, such that no two physical addresses in the stride width can reside on the same physical storage element; and
wherein an address mapping table for the virtual storage volume is updated to include information indicative of a first internal virtual address of a different address space that both the public virtual address and the first physical address are mapped to, a second internal virtual address of the different address space that the second physical address is mapped to, a first link for the first internal virtual address to the second internal virtual address to cross-reference the first physical address providing physical storage for the primary data with the second physical address providing physical storage for the redundancy data, and a second link for the second internal virtual address to a range of internal virtual addresses including the first internal virtual address to cross-reference the second physical address providing physical storage for the redundancy data with all physical addresses providing physical storage for the primary data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,562

ADAPTIVE BLOCK ALLOCATION IN NONVOLATILE MEMORY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,552

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

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,549

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

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,545

IMAGE LOCATION SELECTION FOR USE IN DEPTH PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method comprising:receiving a first location command at a processor of a computing device to
indicate a first location in a depth image of a scene that is displayed on a screen of the computing device;
determining a first pixel location in the depth image corresponding to the received first location command using a first set of depth values in the depth image, wherein the determining a first pixel location comprises comparing depth values in the depth image within a sampling radius of the first location command, selecting a depth value based on a number of corresponding pixels within the sampling radius for the depth value, selecting the first pixel location related to location of a pixel within the sampling radius and corresponding to the selected depth value;
creating a first metric dot in the first pixel location in response to the first location command in the location of the first location command, the first metric dot having a position including depth corresponding to a first position in the scene;
receiving a second location command on the screen at the processor;
determining a second pixel location in the image corresponding to the received second location command using a second set of depth values in the depth image;
creating a second metric dot in the second pixel location in response to the second location command in the location of the second location command, the second metric dot having a position including depth corresponding to a second position in the scene;
determining a metric line by the processor between the first and the second pixel locations in the image;
completing a metric line in the scene between the first and the second metric dots;
receiving a compute command from a user at the processor; and
showing a metric flag on the screen with a measurement of distance in the scene of the metric line.

US Pat. No. 10,114,544

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND PROVIDING INTELLIGENT TIME TO LEAVE REMINDERS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing executable instructions that, when executed by an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, cause the electronic device to:automatically, without human intervention:
identify a calendar entry for a user associated with the electronic device, the calendar entry including a first identifier, and the first identifier corresponding to a geographic location that is unspecified in the calendar entry;
retrieve, from a database of previously-visited addresses associated with the user of the electronic device, a previously-visited address associated with the first identifier, wherein each address in the database of previously-visited addresses associated with the user is recorded in accordance with a determination that the user of the electronic device has previously visited the address;
determine a first time in the future as a departure time for the calendar entry based on the previously-visited address; and
associate the determined departure time with the calendar entry, including updating the calendar entry to include a reminder that is configured to be presented automatically, without human intervention, to the user a predetermined amount of time prior to the determined departure time.

US Pat. No. 10,114,529

SCREEN-UNLOCKING METHOD, SYSTEM AND TOUCH SCREEN TERMINAL

Huizhou TCL Mobile Commun...

1. A screen-unlocking method, comprising:displaying at least one first pattern at a first position on a screen when the screen is in a locked state;
receiving a first response generated by at least one clicking or touching on the screen, and determining whether the first response is generated by the at least one clicking or touching on the first pattern;
activating a waiting for another response generated by at least another clicking or touching according to the first response if the first response is generated by the at least one clicking or touching on the first pattern;
receiving a second response generated by at least another clicking or touching on the screen, and determining whether the second response is generated by the at least another clicking or touching on at least one second pattern, wherein the second pattern is displayed at a second position, the first position is different from the second position, and the first pattern and the second pattern are two object patterns that are operatively used in combination by one or more further clicking or touching to move one of the first and second patterns to the location of the other and providing animation when this has occurred; and
terminating the waiting for the another response generated by the another clicking or touching to unlock the screen if the second response is generated by the at least another clicking or touching on the second pattern, such that the screen is unlocked by clicking or touching the first pattern and the second pattern respectively, without sliding on or touching the screen continuously.

US Pat. No. 10,114,525

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,518

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An information processing system comprising:a non-transitory medium to store programs of executable instructions;
one or more processors configured by execution of the executable instructions to perform, by the one or more processors collectively, a method comprising
(a) displaying on a display device a displayed screen, from which to transition to a next screen selected from plural candidate next screens, based on a user-specified predetermined command selectable on the displayed screen, to activate processing by the system corresponding to the user-specified command
(b) determining, when the user-specified predetermined command has not been made via the displayed screen, whether a display condition for displaying a preview of the next screen prior to transitioning to the next screen is satisfied; and
(c) displaying the preview of the next screen on the display device when the display condition is satisfied, the displayed preview including both (i) a first next screen review corresponding to a first processing result of processing the user-specified predetermined command and (ii) a second next screen preview corresponding to another processing result, distinct from the first processing result, of processing the user-specified predetermined command.

US Pat. No. 10,114,510

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

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,506

PORTABLE APPARATUS

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. A portable apparatus capable of detecting a touch position where a user touches the portable apparatus and a touch strength with which the user touches the portable apparatus, the portable apparatus comprising:a rectangular frame on which a display panel unit is to be mounted;
four touch detection-dedicated legs respectively extending from vicinities of four corners of the frame;
a first strain gage attached to each of the touch detection-dedicated legs; and
a calculator that finds the touch position and the touch strength based on an output of the first strain gage;
the portable apparatus further comprising:
a grip detection-dedicated leg extending from a long side of the frame; and
a second strain gage attached to the grip detection-dedicated leg,
wherein the calculator finds a grip strength with which the user grips the portable apparatus, based on an output of the second strain gage.

US Pat. No. 10,114,505

TOUCH CONTROL DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH CONTROL DISPLAY DEVICE

XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECT...

1. A touch control display panel, comprising:a plurality of touch control driving electrodes extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction;
a plurality of touch control sensing electrodes extending in the second direction and arranged in the first direction, and including a plurality of first touch control sensing electrodes and a plurality of second touch control sensing electrodes;
a plurality of touch control sensing signal lines including a plurality of first touch control sensing signal lines and a plurality of second touch control sensing signal lines; and
a first integrated circuit controlling the touch control display panel,
wherein a first touch control sensing electrode is electrically connected to the first integrated circuit through at least one first touch control sensing signal line, and a second touch control sensing electrode is electrically connected to the first integrated circuit through at least one second touch control sensing signal line,
a distance between the first touch control sensing electrode and the first integrated circuit is longer than a distance between the second touch control sensing electrode and the first integrated circuit, and
R1 and R2 satisfy a predetermined relationship such that touch control sensing signals respectively outputted by the at least one first touch control sensing signal line and the at least one second touch control sensing signal line exhibit substantially same signal delay time, where R1 is a total resistance of the first touch control sensing electrode and the at least one first touch control sensing signal line electrically connected to the first touch control sensing electrode, and R2 is a total resistance of the second touch control sensing electrode and the at least one second touch control sensing signal line electrically connected to the second touch control sensing electrode,
wherein the total resistance R1 and the total resistance R2 satisfy the predetermined relationship of ?20%?(R1?R2)/R2?20%, and
the first touch control sensing electrode have a resistance equal to or smaller than the second touch control sensing electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,114,495

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

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,488

INTERFACE MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A touch interface module, comprising:a substrate, comprising a first side, a second side, wherein the first side is substantially perpendicular to the second side;
a plurality of touch column electrodes disposed on the substrate and arranged along the first side;
a plurality of touch row electrodes disposed on the substrate and arranged along the second side; and
a flexible print circuit board, comprising a first connection portion, a second connection portion and a third connection portion,
wherein the flexible print circuit board is integrally formed, the first connection portion, the second connection portion and the third connection portion are separated from and without overlapping each other, and the first connection portion is electrically connected to a portion of the touch column electrodes,
wherein the plurality of touch row electrodes comprise a first group and a second group, the first group comprises at least two continuous touch row electrodes, the second connection portion is directly connected to the first group of the touch row electrodes without passing through a first integrated circuit, the second group comprises at least two another continuous touch row electrodes, and the third connection portion is directly connected to the second group of the touch row electrodes without passing through a second integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,114,469

INPUT METHOD TOUCH DEVICE USING THE INPUT METHOD, GESTURE DETECTING DEVICE, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

IDESYN SEMICONDUCTOR CORP...

1. An input method for being loaded into a processor to execute following steps:triggering an input device to perform a gesture input process, comprising:
recording a triggered site of a gesture as a sampling point once every unit of time, and recording a turn variation of an interval link between one said sampling point and a next said sampling point;
comparing the turn variation to a variation threshold, and when the turn variation is greater than the variation threshold, marking the relevant sampling points as a featured sampling point;
chronologically linking plural said featured sampling points into featured line segments, recording proportions of lengths of the featured line segments, and forming a graphic code according to the proportions; and
comparing the graphic code to codes contained in a lookup table, so as to perform a predefined function represented by the graphic code.

US Pat. No. 10,114,462

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ENTERING INFORMATION IN SPORTS APPLICATIONS

Kitris AG, Durnten (CH)

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,459

GAZE DIRECTION MAPPING

Tobii AB, Danderyd (SE)

1. A method for determining a correspondence between a gaze direction and an environment around a wearable device, wherein the wearable device comprises an eye tracking device and an outward facing image sensor, and wherein the method comprises:receiving at least one scene image from the outward facing image sensor;
determining, with at least the eye tracking device, at least one gaze direction of a wearer of the wearable device at a point in time corresponding to when the scene image was captured by the outward facing image sensor;
determining that a particular scene image includes at least a portion of a predefined image;
determining, based on the at least one gaze direction, at least one gaze point on the particular scene image;
determining a confidence value for the at least one gaze point, the confidence value representing a probability that the at least one gaze point relates to the predefined image;
based on the confidence value and the at least one gaze point, determining a gaze area associated with the at least one gaze point; and
causing the scene image to be displayed with an overlaid visual indication of the gaze area, wherein the overlaid visual indication corresponds to at least a portion of the predefined image.

US Pat. No. 10,114,447

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING IN LOW-POWER MODE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an input interface configured to input image data;
at least one processor configured to:
obtain an output pixel value by adjusting at least one selected from luminance, resolution, and precision regarding a portion of the image data,
adjust a tone curve denoting a correlation between input pixel values and output pixel values, and based on the adjusted tone curve, to obtain, with regard to at least one of pixels comprised in the image data, an output pixel value corresponding to an input pixel value, and
select a partial range having high luminance from among an entire range of input pixel values of the adjusted tone curve, thereby changing the output pixel value corresponding to the input pixel value in the selected range; and
an output interface configured to output image data comprising the obtained output pixel value to buffer storing the image data, and
wherein the selected partial range having high luminance comprises input pixel values equal to or greater than a predetermined reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,114,434

HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,429

DATA STORAGE DEVICE SECURING MECHANISM

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A data storage device securing mechanism securing at least one data storage, comprising:a bottom plate;
two side plates connected to two sides of the bottom plate; and
a plurality of resilient members mounted on each side plate, each resilient member having a plurality of ends;
wherein each side plate defines a plurality of receiving grooves, a plurality of fasteners is configured to pass through the receiving grooves to be inserted into the data storage to slidably install the data storage in the data storage device securing mechanism, the resilient member is elastically deformed to abut against the fasteners to prevent the fasteners and the data storage from sliding along the receiving groove;when the data storage slides in the data storage device securing mechanism, the ends of the resilient member remain fixed to the side plate.

US Pat. No. 10,114,427

INPUT/OUTPUT MODULE BAFFLE AND MOTHERBOARD WITH THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An input/output module baffle, adapted to an electronic device, the electronic device includes a motherboard and a casing, the motherboard is located inside the casing, the motherboard includes a connector module, the input/output module baffle comprising:a fixing plate including a plurality of retaining clips to clamp the fixing plate on the connector module;
a conductive component located between the fixing plate and the connector module; and
a frame located between the fixing plate and the casing, wherein the input/output module baffle further includes a baffle fastener to fasten the fixing plate on the connector module of the motherboard, the retaining clips further include a positioning opening, the baffle fastener further includes a positioning portion, and the positioning portion includes a positioning protrusion to position the baffle fastener in the positioning opening, wherein the baffle fastener further includes a connecting portion and a fastening portion, and the fastening portion is buckled on a back of the connector module.

US Pat. No. 10,114,401

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A SERIAL BUS INTERFACE

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A method of operating a charging port having a power connection and a first data connection, the method comprising:determining whether a compatible device is coupled to the charging port, wherein determining whether the compatible device is coupled to the charging port comprises determining whether a voltage of the first data connection is greater than a first threshold, monitoring the first data connection for a query after the voltage of the first data connection is determined to be greater than the first threshold, and determining that the compatible device is coupled to the charging port if the query is received on the first connection, wherein the query comprises a first serial data stream that comprises a plurality of consecutive symbols;
receiving a second serial data stream from the compatible device via the first data connection, wherein the second serial data stream comprises a plurality of symbols representing a request for a power supply voltage and/or current, and the first data connection is separate from the power connection; and
applying the requested power supply voltage and/or current to the power connection.

US Pat. No. 10,114,372

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING A PAYLOAD

VECNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

19. An apparatus for transporting a payload carrying device, comprising:at least one payload carrying device having a plurality of leg supports in contact with the floor;
a fully autonomous vehicle in the form of an autonomous mobile robot for at least transporting the at least one payload carrying device to any position within a desired facility;
a connection device configured with at least one of the vehicle and the at least one payload carrying device for connecting the vehicle and the at least one payload carrying device with each other; and
a control unit for:
operating the connection device autonomously to connect the vehicle and the at least one payload carrying the device where, once connected with each other, the vehicle is configured to autonomously transport the at least one payload carrying device to a desired location; and
operating the connection device autonomously to disconnect the vehicle and the at least one payload carrying device once at the desired location where, once disconnected from the vehicle, the at least one payload carrying device is immobilized and when the vehicle and the at least one payload carrying device are connected with each other, the leg supports of the at least one payload carrying device are in contact with the floor so the at least one payload carrying device's weight rests on the floor rather than on the vehicle when the at least one payload carrying device is being transported to the desired location.

US Pat. No. 10,114,361

MACHINE TOOL COLLISION DETECTING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH COLLISION STRESS RELEASING DEVICE

NAKAMURA-TOME PRECISION I...

1. A machine tool collision detecting apparatus comprising:an emergency stop device which emergently stops a feed motor by outputting a collision detection signal when an operating load of a feed motor driving a movement unit reaches a collision detection setting load set by a setter; and
a collision stress releasing device which reversely rotates the feed motor only by a return amount set by a return amount setter after the emergency stop of the feed motor,
wherein the collision stress releasing device reversely rotates the feed motor only by the return amount set by the return amount setter based on a contact position of a member colliding with the movement unit.

US Pat. No. 10,114,359

NUMERICAL CONTROL DEVICE FOR REALIZING HIGH-SPEED INPUT AND OUTPUT OF EXTERNAL SIGNAL IN SERVO CONTROLLER

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A numerical control device, comprising:a CPU which outputs a position command value for a servomotor;
an integrated circuit including
a servo controller connected to an amplifier driving the servomotor, wherein the servo controller outputs a current command value to the amplifier to drive the servomotor, and
an I/O unit which inputs and outputs an external signal;
a DSP which reads the position command value and performs control so as to move the servomotor to a position indicated by the position command value; and
an inter-device communication path connecting the CPU and the integrated circuit, wherein
the integrated circuit further includes:
a communication interface connected to the inter-device communication path;
an internal bus outside the I/O unit, and connecting the communication interface and the I/O unit; and
an internal communication path directly connecting the servo controller and the I/O unit to directly transmit a signal between the servo controller and the I/O unit without passing through the internal bus.

US Pat. No. 10,114,358

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

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,348

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR CLOSED LOOP CONTROL OF A WORKSITE

1. A worksite management system, comprising:a communication system that includes a set of network components that transmit communications in a closed loop, two-way communication network among a plurality of pieces of equipment at a worksite and a remote processing facility, wherein the plurality of pieces of equipment perform different operations in a sequential upstream to downstream order such that an upstream operation output limits a downstream operation output;
a management and control system configured to receive, over the communication network, worksite operations data indicative of worksite operations currently being performed by the plurality of pieces of equipment in the sequential upstream to downstream order, and generate recommended adjustments to the worksite operations to inhibit operation bottle-necking, based on the worksite operations data in near real-time; and
a manager system that receives, over the communication network, the recommended adjustments and provides manager outputs, over the communication network, that adjust worksite operations in near real-time of at least one of the plurality of pieces of equipment at the worksite, based on the recommended adjustments.

US Pat. No. 10,114,347

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

Bidgely Inc., Mountain V...

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

US Pat. No. 10,114,343

TOUCH DEVICE WITH TOUCH FUNCTION

INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONIC ...

1. A touch device, comprising:a touch panel defining a touch area;
an external circuit configured to drive the touch panel;
a plurality of connection structures extending perpendicularly from edges of the touch panel, the plurality of connection structures being configured to transmit touch signals from the touch panel to the external circuit; and
a transmission element receiving the touch panel and the plurality of connection structures, the transmission element being electrically coupled the plurality of connection structures to the external circuit, the transmission element being configured to transmit signals between the touch panel and the external circuit;
wherein the transmission element comprises:
a plurality of first connection portions electrically coupled to the connection structures;
a plurality of second connection portions electrically coupled to the external circuit; and
a plurality of connection lines configured to electrically coupled the plurality of first connection portions to the plurality of second connection portions;
wherein the first connection portions, the second connection portion, and the connection lines are electrically conductive; and
wherein the transmission element further comprises a ring portion defining a center hole and a extending portion extending from the ring portion, the ring portion has a first surface forming wall of the center hole, the extending portion has a second surface away from the first surface, the plurality of first connection portions are disposed on the first surface, the plurality of second connection portions are disposed on the second surface, the plurality of connection lines are embedded in the transmission element.