US Pat. No. 10,338,963

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SCHEDULE VALIDATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF MACHINE LEARNING FLOWS FOR CLOUD COMPUTING

Atlantic Technical Organi...

1. A computer system comprising:a memory storing a data array in the form of an execution matrix comprising a horizontal and vertical grid of slots;
an interface system by which a user may configure a plurality of functionality icons, wherein each functionality icon represents an operator that is part of a process to be executed;
an execution manager configured to generate a segmentation of said operators by extracting a plurality of nodes and links from a user-made configuration of the plurality of functionality icons, determining X and Y dimensions of said execution matrix, placing said operators according to said links along the X and Y dimensions of said execution matrix, and verifying predecessor and successor dependencies of said operators; and
a controller configured to coordinate parallel execution of operations represented by said operators based on the positions of said functionality icons in said data array, said coordinating including polling a computing infrastructure to determine its capabilities, reorganizing said operations represented by said operators, and reorganizing said computing infrastructure to optimize said process to be executed;
wherein said interface system generates a graphical user interface comprising a display of said functionality icons placed in cells segmented via vertical and horizontal lines as a representation of said data array for coordinating the parallel execution of said process to be executed, wherein said functionality icons are reorganized on the graphical user interface in response to said reorganizing of said operations represented by said operators.

US Pat. No. 10,338,934

INTER-OBJECT VALIDATION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING CHAINED SPECIALIZED CONFIGURATION APPLICATIONS

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A configuration application computing system comprising:at least one processor;
at least one memory to store instructions that are executed by the at least one processor; and
a plurality of components that have been incorporated into a customized integrated computing system by a specialized configuration application controller that is executed by the at least one processor to:
receive a customized integrated computing system configuration comprising a plurality of design elements associated with the plurality of components of the customized integrated computing system;
select, from a plurality of specialized configuration applications executed by the specialized configuration application controller, a first specialized configuration application to determine whether at least a subset of the design elements in the customized integrated computing system configuration meet a first specified criteria associated with a behavior that a subset of the design elements provides to the customized integrated computing system, wherein the first specified criteria are in accordance with a particular market segment independent of customized integrated computing system component interoperability; and
determine that the customized integrated computing system configuration satisfies one or more second specified criteria associated with a behavior of at least a second subset of the design elements from a second specialized configuration application from the plurality of specialized configuration applications.

US Pat. No. 10,338,930

DUAL-RAIL DELAY INSENSITIVE ASYNCHRONOUS LOGIC PROCESSOR WITH SINGLE-RAIL SCAN SHIFT ENABLE

Eta Compute, Inc., Westl...

1. A self-timed processor comprising:combinatorial logic comprising multi-rail delay insensitive asynchronous logic (DIAL) to output one or more multi-rail data values to a multiplexer;
a test pattern input to output a test pattern bit stream of multi-rail test values to the multiplexer;
the multiplexer comprising Boolean logic to output one or more multi-rail multiplexed values to a latch, the multiplexer having a single rail selector input to select whether the multi-rail multiplexed values are the multi-rail data values or the multi-rail test values;
the Boolean logic comprising:
a first multiplexer logic that is I) a first Boolean AND gate to receive a) a first-rail input of the multi-rail data values, and b) an inverse of a first Boolean input from the single rail selector input; II) a second Boolean AND gate to receive a) a first-rail input of the multi-rail test values, and b) the first Boolean input from the single rail selector input; and III) a Boolean OR gate to receive outputs of the first and second Boolean AND gates of the first multiplexer logic; and
a second multiplexer logic that is I) a first Boolean AND gate to receive a) a second-rail input of the multi-rail data values, and b) the inverse of the first Boolean input from the single rail selector input; II) a second Boolean AND gate to receive a) a second-rail input of the multi-rail test values, and b) the first Boolean input from the single rail selector input; and III) a Boolean OR gate to receive outputs of the first and second Boolean AND gates of the second multiplexer logic.

US Pat. No. 10,338,913

ACTIVE ADAPTATION OF NETWORKED COMPUTE DEVICES USING VETTED REUSABLE SOFTWARE COMPONENTS

Archemy, Inc., New York,...

1. A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to cause a processor to:receive, at a processor, a signal representing a text description of at least one system capability request made by a user and associated with a system capability;
convert the text description of the least one system capability request into a normalized description of the at least one system capability request;
query a repository via a query, using a search algorithm of the processor and in response to receiving the signal, to identify a plurality of candidate application software units, the repository stored in a memory operably coupled to the processor, the query referencing the normalized description of the at least one system capability request;
send a signal to cause display of a representation of each candidate application software unit from the plurality of candidate application software units to the user;
receive a user selection of a candidate application software unit from the plurality of candidate application software units, the user selection made by the user; and
cause deployment of the user-selected candidate application software unit to at least one remote compute device in response to receiving the user selection, such that the user-selected candidate application software unit is integrated into a software package of the at least one remote compute device to define a modified software package that is configured to provide the system capability.

US Pat. No. 10,338,912

UPDATING SOFTWARE BASED ON FUNCTION USAGE STATISTICS

Metrological Media Innova...

1. A computer-implemented method of measuring and updating a software program in a client system, the software program comprising plural functions, the method comprising receiving in a server system, statistics on the usage of certain functions in the software program in a predetermined time period, generating and issuing an optimized update to the software to the client system based on the statistics, the optimized update subsequently adopted by the client system, deriving with the server system a function mapping table mapping functions of the software program to abbreviations, said mapping being arranged in order of frequency of use of the functions as indicated in previously received statistics, and communicating said table to the client system, where said statistics received from the client system refer to the abbreviations instead of the functions.

US Pat. No. 10,338,910

MULTI-TENANT UPGRADING

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable on the processor to:
receive a request to upgrade a first tenant from an original version of an application to a new version of the application, the new version being backwards compatible with the original version;
upgrade the first tenant to the new version in response to the request while data according to the original version is simultaneously being provided to a second tenant, the upgrading of the first tenant to the new version comprising updating a data table by adding entries to the data table that are according to a new schema for the new version, the added entries including data copied from an entry according to the original version in the data table, wherein the new version is installed on a first physical resource while the original version is executing on a second physical resource; and
provide data according to the new version for tenants that have completed the upgrade and provide data according to the original version of the application for tenants that have not upgraded; and
a cloud controller to direct tenant traffic to the second physical resource while the new version of the application is being installed on the first physical resource.

US Pat. No. 10,338,897

VISUAL PROTOCOL DESIGNER

Stratedigm, Inc., San Jo...

1. A method for programming protocols for a flow cytometry machine, the method comprising:generating a graphical user interface (GUI), the GUI comprising a workspace and a bank, wherein the bank includes a plurality of selectable graphical elements, wherein each selectable graphical element in the bank corresponds to program logic, and wherein each of the selectable graphical elements in the bank can be dragged over to the workspace;
displaying the GUI to a user;
receiving two or more first user inputs for dragging selectable graphical elements from the bank to the workspace of the GUI, wherein at least one of the selectable graphical elements is a conditional block;
receiving a second user input selecting: one or more target wells, a metric for the one or more target wells, a comparison number, and a comparison operator describing a satisfactory relationship between the metric and the comparison number;
updating the workspace of the GUI with a graphical representation for a protocol, wherein the graphical representation comprises an arrangement of the selectable graphical elements, and wherein the arrangement of the graphical representation conveys a sequence for performing the program logic corresponding to the selectable graphical elements;
translating the graphical representation for the protocol into one or more executable instructions sent to a flow cytometry machine to perform the protocol, wherein the one or more executable instructions follows the sequence for performing the program logic corresponding to the selectable graphical elements conveyed by the graphical representation,
wherein the program logic corresponding to the conditional block executes subsequent program logic in the sequence conveyed by the arrangement of the graphical representation only when the flow cytometry machine produces a metric by processing detected signals from a flow cytometer for the one or more target wells which satisfies the conditional relationship described by the second user input.

US Pat. No. 10,338,887

METHOD FOR SELECTIVE CALIBRATION OF VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS IN RESPONSE TO VEHICLE ALIGNMENT CHANGES

Hunter Engineering Compan...

1. An improved vehicle service or inspection system, comprising:a processing system configured with software instructions to receive data representative of a measure at least one wheel alignment characteristic of a vehicle configured with at least one onboard vehicle safety system sensor;
wherein said processing system is further configured with software instructions to generate an indication to an operator when a change to said at least one wheel alignment characteristic alters a thrust angle of the vehicle by an amount which either:
i. exceeds a self-adjustment limit associated with said at least one onboard vehicle safety system sensor for responding to changes in an alignment characteristic of the vehicle, or
ii. exceeds an established limit for an amount of change associated with said thrust angle; and
wherein said processing system is further configured with software instructions to generate an output to an operator of a need to recalibrate said at least one onboard sensor when said change or adjustment to the at least one wheel alignment characteristic alters the thrust angle by an amount which exceeds at least one of said limits.

US Pat. No. 10,338,885

AURAL AND VISUAL FEEDBACK OF FINGER POSITIONS

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least two control elements, the at least two control elements including a key and a knob;
a capacitive sensor associated with each control element of the at least two control elements, the capacitive sensor located at least partially above an exterior surface around each control element of the at least two control elements, configured to detect a presence of a finger near one of the at least two control elements and generate a detection signal, the capacitive sensor formed as a ring and configured to surround each control element of the at least two control elements; and
one or more processors in communication with the capacitive sensor, the one or more processors configured to process the detection signal and provide a feedback indicating the presence of the finger near the one of the at least two control elements to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,338,881

AUDIO CONTENT AUDITIONING BY PLAYBACK DEVICE

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A method, comprising:displaying, via a computing device that is configured to control a first playback device via a data network, a first media item available for playback while the first playback device is playing back a second media item, wherein the first media item is associated at least with a preview option, a playback option, and a queue option;
receiving, via the computing device, a first user input associated with the first media item;
determining, via the computing device, that the first user input corresponds only to the preview option;
responsive to determining that the first user input corresponds only to the preview option, the computing device causing (i) playback of a portion of the first media item to begin and continue for a predetermined amount of time at the first playback device and (ii) playback of the second media item at the first playback device to be paused; and
as or before the predetermined amount of time expires, the computing device automatically causing playback of the second media item at the first playback device to resume without a further user input.

US Pat. No. 10,338,877

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a wireless communication processor configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other electronic device;
a display; and
a controller configured to:
execute a web application of a web browser installed on the electronic device,
display an execution screen of the web application on the display,
extract a web code of the web application associated with the execution screen, and
transmit the extracted web code to the at least one other electronic device through the wireless communication processor such that screen information related to the execution screen is displayed on a display of the at least one other electronic device using the web code without executing a corresponding web application on the at least one other electronic device,
wherein the controller is further configured to display a move icon for moving the execution screen to the display of the at least one other electronic device, a copy icon for copying the execution screen to the display of the at least one other electronic device, and a pull icon for pulling the screen information displayed on the display of the at least one other electronic device to be displayed on the display of the electronic device, and
wherein the controller is further configured to:
receive a list of areas transmittable from the at least one other electronic device to the electronic device among an entire area of a screen displayed on the display of the at least one other electronic device,
in response to a touch applied to the pull icon, display the list of the areas, and
in response to selecting an item from the list, display visual information corresponding to any one of the areas.

US Pat. No. 10,338,876

DISPLAY PANELS AND MULTIVISION APPARATUSES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A display panel, comprising:a first region including a plurality of first pixels, the plurality of first pixels included in at least one of one or more rows of pixels and one or more columns of pixels, each first pixel of the plurality of first pixels including,
a first pixel circuit including at least one switching device and at least one capacitor; and
a second region including a plurality of second pixels, the plurality of second pixels included in at least one of the one or more rows of pixels and the one or more columns of pixels, the second region adjacent to the first region, the second region having an area smaller than an area of the first region, each second pixel of the plurality of second pixels including,
a second pixel circuit having a structure different from a structure of the first pixel circuit,
wherein the first region and the second region are configured to collectively display a single image,
wherein each second pixel of the plurality of second pixels includes
a light emitting diode (LED) array, the LED array including a plurality of LEDs, each LED including a first conductive semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductive semiconductor layer, the LED array having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface,
an electrode portion on the first surface of the LED array, the electrode portion electrically connected to the plurality of LEDs, the electrode portion configured to enable selective driving of each LED of the plurality of LEDs,
a plurality of light control portions on the second surface of the LED array, the light control portions on separate, respective LEDs of the plurality of LEDs, the light control portions configured to provide one of red light, green light, and blue light, and
a partition wall between the light control portions, the partition wall configured to separate the light control portions from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,338,874

MODULAR DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC LOCATING FEATURES

Cirrus Systems, Inc., Sa...

1. A modular digital display system, comprising:a modular framing system including a plurality of interconnected frames;
a corresponding plurality of interchangeable display modules, each of the display modules including a number of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or LED assemblies, each of which serves as a pixel or element in the digital display system, one or more close-proximity locating or index sensors used to determine adjacency of each display module to one or more other ones of the plurality of display modules without direct physical contact of adjacent display modules to each other, and a structure configured and arranged to releasably attach the display module to one of the plurality of interconnected frames; and
a display controller connected to one of the plurality of display modules, wherein the plurality of display modules are connected together in series, wherein the display controller receives data through a serial connection from all of the plurality of display modules, including data from all of the one or more close-proximity locating or index sensors, and determines automatically the configuration and the locations of the interchangeable display modules without requiring a specific monitor identification number for any of the plurality of display modules before making such determination, allowing the display controller to cause each of the plurality of display modules to display a correct portion of a larger image.

US Pat. No. 10,338,859

RECORDING CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AS WELL AS IMAGING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A recording control apparatus comprising:an obtaining unit configured to obtain a photographic image captured by an imaging apparatus to be recorded and analysis information corresponding to a distance from a focus position to an object in each portion represented in the photographic image;
a recording control unit configured to execute recording of the photographic image; and
a selecting unit configured to select, on the basis of a value of each pixel of the photographic image and the analysis information, a dot layout pattern that is used to record each pixel of the photographic image and that indicates a layout of recorded dots included in dots constituting the pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,338,858

NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM STORING SCANNER PROFILE CORRECTING PROGRAM, SCANNER PROFILE CORRECTING METHOD, AND PRINTER

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

15. A printer comprising:a print engine;
an in-line scanner,
an in-line color measurement device;
a storage unit; and
a hardware processor that performs operations including:
causing the print engine to print a first color chart including color patches for correcting a scanner profile, the color patches including a first group of patches of colors in CMYK values such that K component values specified for the patches increase from 0% at certain intervals and C, M and Y component values specified for each of the patches are 0%, and a second group of patches of colors in CMYK values such that K component values specified for the patches are same as the K component values of the patches of the first group and C, M and Y component values specified for each of the patches are almost same and greater than 0%;
causing the in-line scanner to measure the color patches for correcting a scanner profile, to obtain measured RGB values of the color patches,
causing the in-line color measurement device to measure the color patches for correcting a scanner profile, to obtain measured colorimetric values of the color patches;
calculating first correlations, including
obtaining from the storage unit a scanner profile created by measurement of a second color chart for creating a scanner profile,
obtaining K component values specified for patches in the second color chart, and
using the scanner profile to calculate a correlation of each of R component values, G component values and B component values of RGB values in the scanner profile with lightness component values of corresponding colorimetric values in the scanner profile, for each of the K component values;
calculating second correlations, including
obtaining K component values specified for the color patches for correcting a scanner profile, and
using the measured RGB values and the measured colorimetric values of the color patches for correcting a scanner profile, to calculate a correlation of each of R component values, G component values and B component values of the measured RGB values with lightness component values of the measured colorimetric values, for each of the K component values;
calculating, for each of K component values, a difference in each of R, G and B components between a RGB value given from the first correlations and a measured RGB value given from the second correlations, both correlated with each of lightness component values of colorimetric values, by using the first correlations and the second correlations; and
using the difference in each of R, G and B components calculated for each of K component values, to create correction tables for R, G and B components, to be used for correcting the scanner profile.

US Pat. No. 10,338,853

MEDIA AWARE DISTRIBUTED DATA LAYOUT

Avere Systems, Inc., Pit...

1. A digital file storage system having an architecture that improves scalability of the digital file storage system as a result of dividing files within a given directory into a number of vdisks which can each be processed independently, and that improves class of service management by determining class of service for individual blocks of a file stored in different segments of persistent memory, comprising:an interface that receives digital files;
a controller comprising a plurality of processors;
a memory comprising a plurality of vdisks each served by one of the plurality of processors, wherein scalability of the digital file storage system is improved as a result of dividing files within a given directory into a number of vdisks which can each be processed independently and wherein each vdisk comprises:
a plurality of persistent storage segments, each persistent storage segment providing a specific class of service for storage different from the class of service for storage of the other persistent storage segments; and
a policy module in communication with the controller, wherein the policy module determines vdisk and segment choice for storage of digital files by determining the class of service for an individual block of a digital file by choosing a segment having an appropriate class of service to which to allocate the block;
wherein one or more digital files with data and meta data are distributed among the persistent storage segments of one or more vdisk;
wherein a vdisk is chosen from the plurality of vdisks to hold a newly created digital file or directory based on a predetermined mapping of the plurality of vdisks;
wherein storing the newly created digital file is done in a manner that improves class of service management by storing a first portion of the newly created digital file in a first segment of the persistent memory and by storing a second portion of the newly created digital file in a second segment of the persistent memory, wherein the second segment has a different class of service for storage than the first segment's class of service; and
wherein retrieving the stored newly created digital file is done by reading the first portion of the stored digital file from the first segment of the persistent memory, and by reading the second portion of the stored digital file from the second segment of the persistent memory.

US Pat. No. 10,338,852

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIST RETRIEVAL IN A STORAGE DEVICE

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method comprising:storing, by a storage device associated with a computing device, a plurality of data nodes wherein the plurality of data nodes is stored within a hierarchy of levels in the storage device;
receiving, at the computing device, a data request, wherein the data request identifies a first node of the plurality of data nodes, and wherein the data request identifies a depth level;
selecting, by the computing device, one or more additional nodes within the plurality of data nodes, wherein each of the selected additional nodes is a child node of the first node, and wherein the child nodes are selected based on the depth level received in the data request;
generating, by the computing device, a first command to retrieve a first subset of the data stored at the first node;
generating, by the computing device, one or more additional commands to retrieve one or more additional subsets of the data stored at the one or more additional nodes;
issuing, by the computing device, the first command to retrieve from the storage device the first subset of the data stored at the first node;
receiving, by the computing device, a first response to the first command, the first response including the first subset of the data stored at the first node;
issuing, by the computing device, the one or more additional commands to retrieve from the storage device the one or more additional subsets of the data stored at the one or more additional nodes;
receiving, by the computing device, one or more additional responses to the one or more additional commands, the one or more additional responses including the one or more additional subsets of the data stored at the one or more additional nodes; and
transmitting, by the computing device, a response to the data request, the response including at least a portion of the first subset of the data stored at the first node, and at least a portion of the one or more additional subsets of the data stored at the one or more additional nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,338,842

NAMESPACE/STREAM MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving logical streams from a plurality of namespaces;
determining characteristics of logical streams associated with the plurality of namespaces;
selecting a configurable assignment mode; and
assigning the logical streams associated with the plurality of namespaces to a plurality of hardware streams to access physical storage blocks associated with a data storage device based on the characteristics of the logical streams and the configurable assignment mode,
wherein a number of hardware streams to access the physical storage blocks associated with the data storage drive is fixed, and a number of logical streams associated with the plurality of namespaces is varied depending on I/O processes running on a host computer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,841

BLOCK MANAGEMENT FOR DATA STREAMS

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of operating a solid state drive, comprising:organizing a non-volatile memory into a plurality of superblocks, each superblock comprising a plurality of streamblocks, each streamblock of the plurality of streamblocks comprising a plurality of blocks of NAND flash memory cells;
receiving a first data stream and a second data stream;
identifying an open superblock;
identifying a plurality of available streamblocks from the open superblock;
assigning first received data stream to one of the plurality of available streamblocks from the open superblock; and
assigning the second received data stream to another one of the plurality of available streamblocks from the open superblock.

US Pat. No. 10,338,821

MEMORY CONTROLLER FOR HIGH LATENCY MEMORY DEVICES

SMART Modular Technologie...

1. A system comprising:a memory device; and
a register device configured to receive a host command and a host address, generate a module command and a physical address for a read transaction upon receiving the host command and the host address, send the module command and the physical address to the memory device, send dummy data to a host memory controller while the memory device retrieves actual data at the physical address, and send the actual data to the host memory controller when the actual data is available from the memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,816

REDUCING NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF INSUFFICIENT DATA THROUGHPUT FOR REAL-TIME PROCESSING

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. An electronic device comprising:a buffer arranged to receive and store output pixel data;
a buffer monitoring circuit configured to determine that the buffer is in an underflow approaching state based at least on an amount of available data in the buffer being less than or equal to a first threshold;
a display controller configured to receive the stored output pixel data from the buffer for presentation via a display device coupled to the display controller; and
one or more first modules configured to:
identify a first portion of image data for an initial image stored in a memory device for use in generating first output pixel data for a first updated image;
in response to operating in a first operating mode:
issue one or more first memory read commands via an interconnect to retrieve the first portion of the image data from the memory device;
receive the first portion of the image data via the interconnect in response to the first memory read commands;
process the received first portion of the image data to generate the first output pixel data; and
provide the first output pixel data to the buffer;
identify a second portion of the image data stored in the memory device for use in generating second output pixel data for the first updated image;
switch to a second operating mode based at least on the determination that the buffer is in the underflow approaching state; and
in response to operating in the second operating mode:
generate the second output pixel data without issuing a memory read command via the interconnect to retrieve the second portion of the initial image while operating in the second operating mode; and
provide the second output pixel data to the buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,815

MULTI-CHANNEL NONVOLATILE MEMORY POWER LOSS MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for multi-channel nonvolatile memory management, the computer-implemented method comprising:queuing, by a nonvolatile queue manager, entries of host data from one or more host channels to one or more write buffers for storage in one or more nonvolatile memory devices of a nonvolatile memory array;
comparing, by the nonvolatile queue manager, a number of the entries queued in the one or more write buffers to one or more nonvolatile memory holdup power write thresholds based on detecting a power loss event;
tracking, by the nonvolatile queue manager, one or more locations in the nonvolatile memory array targeted by one or more of the entries extending beyond the one or more nonvolatile memory holdup power write thresholds;
initiating a mitigation action, by the nonvolatile queue manager, on a subsequent restoration of power to handle the one or more locations in the nonvolatile memory array targeted by one or more of the entries extending beyond the one or more nonvolatile memory holdup power write thresholds; and
rebalancing the one or more write buffers by shifting one or more of the entries queued in the one or more write buffers to at least one of the one or more write buffers having none of the entries extending beyond the one or more nonvolatile memory holdup power write thresholds.

US Pat. No. 10,338,811

USER INTERFACE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELLING

ATOMIC SHAPES OY, Helsin...

1. A method of modelling a three-dimensional object, via an apparatus comprising a three-dimensional touch sensitive user input device having a pre-defined three-dimensional shape, and a computing device coupled in communication with the three-dimensional touch sensitive user input device, the method comprising:displaying, on a display of the computing device, a three-dimensional model of a virtual object having at least one elementary shape, the at least one elementary shape corresponding to the pre-defined three dimensional shape of the three-dimensional touch sensitive user input device;
displaying a virtual mesh over at least a portion of the virtual object on the display of the computing device, wherein the virtual mesh comprises a plurality of regions;
mapping a plurality of regions of a touch surface of the three-dimensional touch sensitive user input device onto corresponding ones of the plurality of regions of the virtual mesh;
detecting a selection via the computing device of a type and a shape of a modification to be performed on the three-dimensional model of the virtual object displayed on the display of the apparatus;
detecting a force applied to at least one region of the plurality of regions of the touch surface of the three-dimensional touch sensitive user input device;
determining one or more regions of the plurality of regions of the virtual mesh that correspond to the at least one region of the touch surface of the three dimensional touch sensitive user input device to which the detected force was applied;
modifying the at least one elementary shape of the virtual object corresponding to the at least one region of the virtual mesh, based upon the user's selection of the type and the shape of the modification to be performed; and
displaying the modified three-dimensional model of the virtual object on the display of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,809

PROGRAM FOR CHARACTER INPUT SYSTEM, CHARACTER INPUT DEVICE, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

OMRON CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium, having stored thereon a program, the program comprising:input screen setting instructions for setting on a touch screen an input character display area and a keyboard image including a plurality of character keys to which a plurality of characters are assigned;
character input reception instructions for executing
flick input reception processing in which one of a plurality of characters assigned to a touched character key is displayed in the input character display area as an input character in response to a flick input operation in which a touch is canceled after a touch position is slid in a specific direction while one of the character keys in the keyboard image is still being touched, and
toggle input reception processing in which the plurality of characters assigned to a character key are displayed one at a time in a specific order in the input character display area in response to a toggle input operation in which the same character key in the keyboard image is continuously tapped, and the character displayed at the end of the toggle input operation is confirmed as the input character; and
definition information registration instructions with which a plurality of character types are divided into a first group and a second group, and a plurality of characters are assigned to each of the plurality of character keys for each group, and in which are registered
flick input-use definition information that indicates, for each of the plurality of character keys, a correlation between the characters assigned to the character keys in one group and a direction of flick input operation pertaining to each character, and
toggle input-use definition information that indicates the plurality of characters assigned to the character keys in the other group, corresponding to a display order when these characters are displayed in the order of the toggle input operation, the character type of the second group being different from the character type of the first group, wherein,
in response to the flick input operation, the character input reception instructions determine the character corresponding to the direction of the flick input operation on the basis of the flick input-use definition information pertaining to the character key that is operated, and display the determined character in the input character display area, and,
in response to the toggle input operation, while the toggle input operation is being performed, the character input reception instructions switch the display of the character in the input character display area on the basis of the toggle input-use definition information pertaining to the character key that is operated; and
wherein, of the characters belonging to the character type of the first group, a number of characters corresponding to the number of character keys are assigned as representative characters for each character key in the keyboard image, and definition information for each character key includes information that establishes the display of representative characters according to the first tap of the relevant character key.

US Pat. No. 10,338,807

ADAPTIVE INK PREDICTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having contents configured to cause a computing system to:receive information about a spatial movement by a user;
on the basis of the received information, predict future spatial movement by the user;
generate an ink stroke that reflects both the spatial movement described by the received information and at least a portion of the predicted future spatial movement;
enforce against the generated ink stroke a limit that has the effect of controlling the area of a portion of the ink stroke corresponding to the at least a portion of the predicted future spatial movement; and
cause the generated ink stroke, subject to the enforcement of the limit, to be displayed,
wherein an extent of the predicted future spatial movement that is determined by enforcement of the limit is a number of contact points of the predicted future spatial movement that are reflected in the generated ink stroke,
wherein the limit that is enforced against the generated ink stroke determines the extent of the predicted future spatial movement to be reflected in the generated ink stroke in a way that inversely relates the extent of the predicted future spatial movement that is reflected in the generated ink stroke to a thickness of the generated ink stroke.

US Pat. No. 10,338,800

ENHANCED PILOT DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Belgium BVBA, Meer ...

1. A system comprising:a user interface for a mobile structure, wherein the user interface comprises a display;
a controller configured to communicate with the user interface for the mobile structure, wherein the controller is configured to:
render a target icon and a reference icon on the display of the user interface, wherein the reference icon is associated with the mobile structure and is rendered substantially statically relative to the display over a first plurality of display updates;
receive user selection of the target icon from the user interface; and
render a target dialog on the display, wherein the target dialog is rendered substantially statically relative to the selected target icon over a second plurality of display updates, wherein the reference icon is rendered to remain substantially static relative to the display over the second plurality of display updates.

US Pat. No. 10,338,798

HAPTICALLY ENABLED USER INTERFACE

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
a memory on which instructions executable by the processor are stored to cause the processor to:
receive an indication that an object has been flicked by a user gesture and that the object has reached an end point that causes the object to bounce;
cause a haptic effect to be output when the object has reached the end point, wherein the haptic effect decreases in magnitude as the bounced object comes to rest; and
cause a second haptic effect to be output to confirm that the bounced object has come to rest.

US Pat. No. 10,338,790

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING AND EXCHANGING INFORMATION USING INFORMATION OBJECTS

Paul Erich Keel, Cambrid...

1. A computer-implemented method, in which at least one computer initiates execution of software instructions to perform computer processes, the method being for interacting with at least one data item obtained from at least one source and rendering the at least one data item accessible from a database system, wherein the at least one source is external to the database system, the computer processes comprising:configuring each of the data items into a distinct information object by extracting, from each data item, extracted data including a picture, a heading, and a link to the data item;
storing data corresponding to each of the information objects in the database system;
using the extracted data from a plurality of the data items to make available for display a representation of each of at least two of the information objects in the database system, the representation being in a uniform format, wherein the format includes a card, and, within the card, in uniform locations thereof, the picture, the heading, a set of indicators, and a set of graphically accessible functions including:
a comment function, by which users having access to the card comment function can exchange comments relating to the card, such comments being associated with the information object represented by the card;
a vote function, by which users having access to the card vote function can vote for the card, such votes being associated with the information object represented by the card;
a copy function, by which users having access to the card copy function in a first collection of cards can cause the card to appear in a second collection of cards; and
a link function, by which users having access to the card link function can invoke the link to the data item; and
wherein the set of indicators includes:
a numeric count indicating commenting activity associated with the card; and
a numeric count indicating voting activity associated with the card; and
wherein the database system is configured to allow (i) each user to have at least one user-selected collection of cards representing information objects in the database system and (ii) cards, with any associated picture and heading, regardless of the collections in which they may have first appeared, to be accessible and copyable across card collections of users.

US Pat. No. 10,338,786

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING TASK-RELATED OBJECTS IN AN AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAY

HERE GLOBAL B.V., Veldho...

1. A method comprising:initiating, by an apparatus, one or more indications of one or more parts in a plurality of augmented reality user interfaces of respective user devices, wherein the one or more parts are associated with at least one task associated with a vehicle to be performed via coordinated actions of users of the respective user devices, and wherein each of the augmented reality user interfaces comprises an electronic display of a camera;
initiating, by the apparatus, one or more guides for alignment of the one or more indications with the one or more parts respectively in the augmented reality user interfaces corresponding to the coordinated actions to be performed by the users, wherein the alignment is realized by movement of the respective augmented reality user interface to align the one or more indications with the one or more parts located in real space, and wherein the electronic display allows the respective user to view the augmented reality user interface during the alignment and while performing the coordinated actions;
processing, by the apparatus, sensor information, telematics information, or a combination thereof collected at the user devices, the vehicle, or a combination thereof to determine the coordinated actions;
initiating, by the apparatus in response to the sensor information, the telematics information, or a combination thereof, a presentation in the electronic display of a tutorial video via one or more networks, wherein the tutorial video is a step by step guide to perform the coordinated actions as steps; and
upon determining based on the sensor information, the telematics information, or a combination thereof that one step shown on one of the user devices is completed by one of the users that uses the user device, initiating, by the apparatus, real-time skipping the step from the presentation of the tutorial video on the remaining one or more user devices and presenting a next step of the tutorial video on the remaining one or more user devices,
wherein the different steps of the tutorial video are presented among the user devices based, at least in part, on the real-time skipping.

US Pat. No. 10,338,785

PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR MULTIVARIATE SEGMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CONTENT

Hartford Fire Insurance C...

1. A system to launch electronic messages via a distributed communication network by an automated back-end application computer server, comprising:(a) a periodic data feed source input;
(b) a communication port to facilitate a transmission of a series of related electronic messages over a period of time to a set of electronic destination communication addresses via the distributed communication network;
(c) a data store containing electronic files associated with a current message content, a first modified message content, and a second modified message content; and
(d) the back-end application computer server, coupled to the periodic data feed source input, the communication port, and the data store, having a computer processor and a computer memory storing instructions to be executed by the computer processor such that the computer processor is programmed to:
(i) for each electronic message in the series, create, based on information from the periodic data feed source input, a database import table associated with the set of electronic destination communication addresses,
(ii) for each electronic message in the series, automatically, randomly, and dynamically split the set of electronic destination communication addresses into multivariate segments, including at least:
a current message content subset,
a first modified message content subset, and
a second modified message content subset,
(iii) automatically launch the current message content, the first modified message content, and the second modified message content to electronic destination communication addresses as appropriate in accordance with the multivariate segments,
(iv) create a results log based on computer implemented responses to the current message content, the first modified message content, and the second modified message content, and
(v) transmit indications associated with the results log to generate an interactive user interface display.

US Pat. No. 10,338,779

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR NAVIGATING BETWEEN VISUAL COMPONENTS

Cypress Lake Software, In...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a device including at least one processor operatively coupled to a display and non-transitory memory, the memory storing a plurality of applications including a first application and a second application, the device configured to:
present, utilizing the at least one processor and the display, a first window of the first application in a presentation space of the display;
detect, utilizing the at least one processor, first user input;
in response to the detection of the first user input, present, utilizing the at least one processor and the display, a representation of a second window of the second application in a menu, in a particular region of the presentation space of the display, for displaying the second window of the second application in the presentation space of the display in response to a detection of a second user input in connection with the representation of the second window, the particular region:
located in a first location adjacent to a second location of the first window, and
operable for being hidden in response to the first window being maximized;
detect, utilizing the at least one processor, the second user input in connection with the representation of the second window of the second application; and
in response to the detection of the second user input in connection with the representation of the second window of the second application, present, utilizing the at least one processor and the display, the second window of the second application;
wherein the apparatus is configured such that the menu is located in the first location if the first user input includes a first particular input, and the menu is located in a third location if the first user input includes a second particular input.

US Pat. No. 10,338,772

DEVICES, METHODS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR MANIPULATING USER INTERFACE OBJECTS WITH VISUAL AND/OR HAPTIC FEEDBACK

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at an electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors for detecting intensities of contacts on the touch-sensitive surface:
displaying, on the display, an application launching user interface that includes a plurality of application icons for launching corresponding applications;
while displaying the application launching user interface, detecting a first single-finger touch input that includes detecting a first contact at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a first application icon of the plurality of application icons, wherein the first application icon is an icon for launching a first application that is associated with one or more corresponding quick actions; and
in response to detecting the first single-finger touch input, determining a response to the first single-finger touch input based on evaluating the first single-finger touch input against a plurality of criteria, including evaluating a duration of the first single-finger touch input, a characteristic intensity of the first contact, and an amount of movement of the first single-finger touch input against one or more application-launch criteria that include a time threshold, one or more quick-action-display criteria that include a respective intensity threshold, and one or more interface-navigation criteria that include a threshold amount of movement, including:
in accordance with a determination that the first single-finger touch input meets the one or more application-launch criteria that include the time threshold, launching the first application;
in accordance with a determination that the first single-finger touch input meets the one or more quick-action-display criteria which include a criterion that is met when a characteristic intensity of the first contact increases above the respective intensity threshold, concurrently displaying one or more quick action objects associated with the first application along with the first application icon without launching the first application;
in accordance with a determination that the first single-finger touch input meets the one or more interface-navigation criteria that include a criterion that is met when more than the threshold amount of movement of the first contact is detected before the characteristic intensity of the first contact increases above the respective intensity threshold, ceasing to display at least a portion of the application launching user interface and displaying at least a portion of a different user interface on a portion of the display that was previously occupied by the plurality of application icons in the application launching user interface immediately prior to detecting the first touch input; and
in accordance with a determination that more than the threshold amount of movement of the first contact in the single-finger touch input is detected after the characteristic intensity of the first contact increases above the respective intensity threshold, performing an operation associated with one of the quick action objects upon detecting lift-off of the single-finger touch input at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to said one of the quick action objects.

US Pat. No. 10,338,766

AUDIBLE AND VISUAL OPERATIONAL MODES FOR A HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE

RealWear, Incorporated, ...

1. A method for operating a wearable device that includes a display, comprising:automatically determining a position of the display relative to a line-of-sight (LOS) of a user that is wearing the wearable device; and
processing a change in operational modes of the wearable device based on the determined position of the display, the operational modes including a first operational mode when the position of the display is determined to be within the LOS of the user, and
a second operational mode when the position of the display is determined to be outside the LOS of the user, wherein operating the wearable device in the second operational mode includes:
determining a feature of content to provide the user;
when the feature of the content is associated with a visual-only condition, providing the user, via an electroacoustic transducer included in the wearable device, and audible indication of the visual-only condition; and
when the feature of the content is associated with a visual-optional condition, providing the user, via the electroacoustic transducer, an audible indication of the content.

US Pat. No. 10,338,729

TOUCH CONTROLLER HAVING A DISPLAY SCREEN

OKIN Refined Electric Tec...

1. A touch controller having a display screen, comprising:a display screen,
a touch integrated module,
a control circuit, and
a housing;
wherein the display screen, the touch integrated module and the control circuit are separately fixed to the housing; wherein the touch integrated module is connected to the control circuit, and the touch integrated module can be triggered to send an instruction to the control circuit; wherein the display screen is connected to the control circuit, showing the operational information of the instruction after the data processing of the control circuit; wherein the touch controller having a display screen can simultaneously control at least two drivers, wherein the control circuit comprising:
a microcontroller,
a power circuit,
a touch circuit,
a control terminal, and
a LCD display circuit;
wherein the power circuit is connected to the microcontroller, providing power to the microcontroller; wherein the touch circuit is connected to the microcontroller so that an instruction can be sent to the microcontroller through the touch circuit; wherein the microcontroller can recognize the instruction sent by the touch circuit, and send the action instruction to a corresponding control terminal; wherein the control terminal comprises a motor control circuit; wherein the motor control circuit comprising:
a first relay,
a first diode,
a second relay,
a second diode, and
a voltage dependent resistor;
wherein the normally-closed terminal of the normally-closed contact of the first relay is connected to that of the second relay; wherein the normally-open terminal of the first relay and that of the second relay are connected to the forward voltage; wherein the common terminal of the first relay and that of the second relay are respectively connected to the driver; wherein the voltage dependent resistor is connected between the common terminal of the first relay and that of the second relay; wherein the two ends of the coil of the first relay and that of the second relay are connected to the power; wherein the first diode and the coil of the first relay are connected in parallel; wherein the negative electrode of the first diode is connected to the positive electrode of the power; wherein the second diode and the coil of the second relay are connected in parallel; wherein the negative electrode of the second diode is connected to the positive electrode of the power; wherein the LCD display circuit is connected to the microcontroller, showing the status information of the control terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,728

METHOD, COMPUTER, AND STAMP SYSTEM

KOTO CO., LTD, Kyoto (JP...

1. A method comprising the steps of:a) displaying, on a touch panel of a user terminal, trigger information prompting an input through a stamp type device which inputs positional information to the touch panel;
b) acquiring the positional information inputted through the stamp type device;
c) outputting guidance information for guiding an input to the user terminal in a case where the acquired positional information satisfies a predetermined condition, the input to the user terminal being different from the input through the stamp type device;
d) confirming, by the user terminal, an input in accordance with the guidance information in a case where the guidance information is outputted; and
e) outputting special information to the user terminal accompanying the input in accordance with the guidance information,
in the step (c), an imprint image representing an imprint corresponding to the stamp type device being displayed on the touch panel in the case where the acquired positional information satisfies the predetermined condition, and the guidance information being outputted in a case where the imprint image is displayed, and
the special information relating to either of both of the trigger information and the imprint image.

US Pat. No. 10,338,727

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING SAME

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

1. A display device comprising:a panel having a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines;
a data driver supplying data voltages to the plurality of data lines arranged in the panel;
a gate driver including a plurality of stage groups that are driven by independent external start signals to output scan signals to the plurality of gate lines, and
a timing controller configured to control the data driver not to output the data voltages to the plurality of data lines until (i) a start signal is supplied to one stage group of the plurality of stage groups, (ii) scan signals are output from the one stage group, and (iii) another start signal is supplied to another stage group,
wherein each of the plurality of stage groups comprises a stage disallowing a clock to be output as a scan signal responsive to receiving a stop signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,726

MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN DIFFERENT TOUCH FORCES

EverDisplay Optronics (Sh...

1. A method of distinguishing between different touch forces for a mobile device having a touch component, comprising steps of:(A) preloading an area of a maximum touch region of the touch component touched by a user's finger using at least one touch gesture with a maximum force, presetting a relationship among a current force, an area of a current touch region, the maximum force and the area of the maximum touch region, and presetting at least two force levels, wherein each of the at least two force levels corresponds to a respective range of a ratio of the current force to the maximum force, the relationship satisfies FNOW/FMAX)=(?SNOW/?SMAX), in which FNOW is the current force, FMAX is the maximum force, SNOW is the area of the current touch region, and SMAX is the area of the maximum touch region;
(C) detecting and calculating the area SNOW of the current touch region of the touch component when touched;
(D) according to the relationship, calculating the ratio FNOW/FMAX of the current force to the maximum force by using the area SNOW of the current touch region, so as to determine a corresponding one of the at least two force levels based on the calculated ratio FNOW/FMAX.

US Pat. No. 10,338,718

LIKELIHOOD DETECTION OF PRESSING FINGER IN TWO-FINGER TOUCH

SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A processing system for a force sensing device, the processing system comprising:sensor circuitry configured to receive resulting signals from a plurality of force sensors; and
processing circuitry configured to:
determine a first location of a first input object and a second location of a second input object on a surface of the force sensing device;
determine a plurality of measured deflections associated with the plurality of force sensors based on the resulting signals;
obtain a first plurality of expected deflections associated with the plurality of force sensors based on an input force being applied at the first location;
obtain a second plurality of expected deflections associated with the plurality of force sensors based on an input force being applied at the second location;
calculate a first deviation between the first plurality of expected deflections and the plurality of measured deflections;
calculate a second deviation between the second plurality of expected deflections and the plurality of measured deflections; and
determine, based on the first deviation being less than the second deviation, that the first input object is applying more force to the surface than the second input object.

US Pat. No. 10,338,715

ARRAY SUBSTRATE FOR TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An array substrate for a touch display device, comprising:a substrate having a pixel region;
a thin film transistor on the substrate in the pixel region;
a planarizing layer on the thin film transistor;
a metallic touch common line on the planarizing layer;
a first passivation layer on the touch common line, the first passivation layer having a touch common contact hole;
a transparent touch common electrode on the first passivation layer in the pixel region, the transparent touch common electrode contacting the metallic touch common line through the touch common contact hole;
a second passivation layer on the touch common electrode; and
a pixel electrode on the second passivation layer, the pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor,
wherein the metallic touch common line is exposed by the touch common contact hole and whole area of the transparent touch common electrode are covered with the second passivation layer,
wherein the transparent touch common electrode is formed in the touch common contact hole so that the transparent touch common electrode is directly connected to the metallic touch common line.

US Pat. No. 10,338,713

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR TOUCH AND SPEECH INTERFACE WITH AUDIO LOCATION

Nureva, Inc., (CA)

1. Touch and speech input with audio location apparatus configured for one or more users to provide input to (i) a touch sensitive input device and (ii) a speech input device in a shared physical space, comprising:at least one memory storing a plurality of words in a global dictionary; and
at least one processor configured to:
receive an input from the touch sensitive input device in the shared physical space;
establish a touch time window with respect to the received input from the touch sensitive input device;
receive an input from the speech input device in the shared physical space;
determine whether the received input from the speech input device is present in the global dictionary;
determine a position location of a sound source in the shared physical space from the received input from the speech input device;
determine whether the received input from the touch sensitive input device and the position location of received input from the speech input device are both within a same region of the touch sensitive input device in the shared physical space;
if the received input from the speech input device is present in the global dictionary, determine whether the received input from the speech input device has been received within the established touch time window; and
if the received input from the speech input device has been received within the established touch time window, and the received input from the touch sensitive input device and the received input from the speech input device are both within a same region of the touch sensitive input device in the shared physical space, activate an action corresponding to both (i) the received input from the touch sensitive input device and (ii) the received input from the speech input device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,702

LOW-POWER AND LOW-FREQUENCY DATA TRANSMISSION FOR STYLUS AND ASSOCIATED SIGNAL PROCESSING

Wacom Co., Ltd., Kazo-sh...

1. An apparatus comprising:a timer;
a signal generator;
a signal activator input;
a switch configured to couple a power source to the signal generator and the timer; and
a controller comprising one or more computer-readable non-transitory storage media embodying logic that is operable when executed to:
initiate the coupling, in response to an actuation of the signal activator input, of the power source to the signal generator to thereby cause the signal generator to generate a signal; and
initiate the coupling, in response to the actuation of the signal activator input, of the power source to the timer to thereby activate the timer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,680

OPERATING APPARATUS HAVING FEEDBACK MECHANISM

Alpine Electronics, Inc.,...

1. An operating apparatus comprising:a panel unit having a display whose surface is an operating surface;
a detecting member comprising a sensor configured to detect that the operating surface is pushed;
a vibrating force feedback mechanism positioned on the panel unit, the vibrating force feedback mechanism configured to apply a vibrating feedback force to the panel unit in a direction substantially parallel to the operating surface; and
a plurality of supporting metal plates configured to fix the panel unit to a base,
wherein each of the supporting metal plates comprises a first mounting piece to be fixed to one of the panel unit and the base, a second mounting piece to be fixed to another of the panel unit and the base, and an intermediate plate between the first mounting piece and the second mounting piece, the first mounting piece, the second mounting piece, and the intermediate plate being integrally formed,
wherein a plate face of the first mounting piece is disposed substantially parallel to the operating surface, and at least part of a plate face of the second mounting piece is disposed substantially perpendicularly to the operating surface,
wherein, the intermediate plate can be elastically deformed in a push direction when the operating surface is pushed, and
wherein, the second mounting piece can be bent in a direction intersecting the plate face of the second mounting piece when the vibrating feedback force in the direction substantially parallel to the panel unit is applied to the apparatus main body by the feedback mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,338,679

INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

INFINITE KINGDOMS, LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:an interactive environment comprising one or more sensors, processors, and/or transmitters; and
a costume or puppet comprising one or more sensors, processors, and/or transmitters, and an animatronic feature, wherein the costume or puppet stores information regarding a wearer of the costume or puppet,
wherein the sensors of the interactive environment detect signals transmitted by the costume or puppet that comprise the information regarding the wearer,
wherein the sensors of the puppet or costume detect signals transmitted by the interactive environment,
wherein, in response to detecting, by the sensors of the interactive environment, the signals transmitted by the costume or puppet, the one or more processors of the interactive environment determine an appropriate response to be produced in the interactive environment based on the information regarding the wearer; and
wherein, in response to detecting, by the sensors of the costume or puppet, the appropriate response produced in the interactive environment, operating, by the one or more processors of the costume or puppet, the animatronic feature of the costume or puppet to physically interact with the wearer of the costume or puppet in a direction of the appropriate response in the interactive environment.

US Pat. No. 10,338,671

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A power supply system comprising:a motherboard;
a switching power source;
a switch circuit electrically connected to the motherboard; and
a control circuit having:
a photocoupler electrically connected to the switching power source, and
a comparator electrically connected to the switch circuit and the photocoupler; and
wherein the switch circuit is configured to:
be turned off when the motherboard is in a normal state, and
be turned on when the motherboard is in a standby state;
wherein the switching power source is configured to output a power supply voltage through the control circuit when the switch circuit is turned off;
wherein the comparator outputs a first control signal to the photocoupler when the switch circuit is turned on;
wherein the photocoupler is configured to output a first driving signal to the switching power source after receiving the first control signal;
wherein the switching power source is configured to reduce the power supply voltage after receiving the first driving signal;
wherein the control circuit further comprises a regulator, the regulator is electrically connected to the comparator, and the regulator is configured to provide a reference voltage to the comparator when the switch circuit is turned off; and
wherein the power supply voltage is divided into a first voltage, the first voltage is provided to a negative input terminal of the comparator, and the reference voltage is provided to a positive input terminal of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,338,664

CONTROL MODULE FOR DATA RETENTION AND METHOD OF OPERATING CONTROL MODULE

M2 COMMUNICATION INC., Z...

1. A control module used with a peripheral unit having a configuration information through a system bus, comprising:a storage unit configured to store a program;
a state machine unit configured to operate under the program; and
an event detector configured to receive a hardware interrupt signal from the peripheral unit via an additional wire, wherein the event detector triggers the state machine to perform one of storing and retrieving the configuration information respectively to and from the storage unit via the system bus, wherein:
the peripheral unit includes a flip-flop register to contain the configuration information when it is powered on, and the control module further includes:
a master interface configured to access the flip-flop register on the system bus by issuing one of a store and a restoration command;
a slave interface configured to be controlled by a master device on the system bus; and
a control register configured by the master device via the slave interface to store a task arrangement, a trigger event mask setting and a status of the control module; and
the event detector is configured to trigger the state machine by at least one of events being one selected from a group consisting of a general purpose input output, a timer expiration and an interrupt.

US Pat. No. 10,338,645

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROJECTION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:an orientation detection unit configured to detect an orientation of a lens in a lens unit of an image projection unit;
wherein the lens unit is rotatable independently of a chassis orientation of the information processing apparatus;
an acceleration sensor in the lens unit, wherein the sensor detects an orientation of the lens in the lens unit with respect to a direction of gravitational force;
a control unit configured to perform control not to turn on the image projection unit (i) when the lens of the image projection unit is in an exposed state whereby the lens is exposed to an environment external to the apparatus, and (ii) when an angle between the orientation of the lens detected by the orientation detection unit and a vertical direction falls within a preset angular range; and
the control unit is further configured to enable image projection (i) when the lens of the image projection unit is in an exposed state whereby the lens is exposed to an environment external to the apparatus, and (ii) when an angle between the orientation of the lens detected by the orientation detection unit and a vertical direction falls outside of the preset angular range;
the control unit is further configured to enable automatic off-operation of the image projection unit during rotation of the lens unit to protect the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,338,643

MAGNETIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HOLYGO CORPORATION, Taip...

1. A magnetic electronic device, comprising:a first body comprising a first case and a magnetic member disposed inside the first case; and
a second body comprising a second case and comprising a magnetic sensor, a magnetism guiding member and a switch control component all disposed inside the second case, the second case movably connected to the first body, the magnetic sensor disposed on the magnetism guiding member, the switch control component electrically connected to the magnetic sensor, the magnetism guiding member configured to guide a magnetic flux caused by the magnetic member, and the magnetic sensor configured to detect the magnetic flux caused by the magnetic member,
wherein the first body is pivotally connected to the second body so that the first body is movable relatively to the second body between a first position and a second position, when the first body is at the second position, the magnetic sensor is disposed on a surface of the magnetism guiding member and between the magnetism guiding member and the magnetic member, when the magnetic flux of the magnetic member detected by the magnetic sensor is larger than a first value, the switch control component controls the switching-on-or-off of an electronic component, and
wherein the magnetism guiding member comprises a permeance body and an extended member, and the extended member extends from a side of the permeance body, an edge of the extended member on a side far from the permeance body comprises a first edge segment, a second edge segment and a third edge segment, two ends of the second edge segment are respectively connected with the first edge segment and the third edge segment, the first edge segment and the third edge segment are connected with the permeance body, the first edge segment, the second edge segment and the third edge segment extend along the same plane, and an extension direction of the first edge segment and an extension direction of the third edge segment have an angle therebetween, and a range of the angle is between 40 degrees and 130 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,338,633

SLEW-DRIVEN CLOCK TREE SYNTHESIS

Drexel University, Phila...

1. A system for performing slew-driven clock tree synthesis for selecting a merging point location for a set of existing nodes comprising the steps:pair selection and cost metric definition considering physical distance between nodes for efficient sink clustering;
slew and skew-aware merging point computation for routing; and
slew and insertion slew-aware net splitting;
wherein pair selection, slew and skew-aware merging point computation, and slew and insertion slew-aware net splitting merge pairs of nodes into a new node and the steps are repeated for pairs from the set of nodes and a set of new nodes until the number of nodes from the set of nodes and new nodes equals one node, wherein the one is the merging point location, wherein the repeating of the steps is an iteration.

US Pat. No. 10,338,631

SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED WATER SAMPLE JAR TESTING

Clearcorp, Longmont, CO ...

1. A portable system for testing a water and coagulant sample, the system comprising:a user-removable chamber for holding the water and coagulant sample wherein:
the chamber comprises:
a substantially square shaped horizontal cross section;
at least one see-through side wall; and
an aperture located in a top portion of the chamber;
the chamber is configured for:
receiving the water and coagulant sample through the aperture; and
manually disposing the water and coagulant sample through the aperture; and
an instrument configured for insertion partially into the water and coagulant sample in the chamber, wherein:
the instrument is portable;
the instrument is configured for:
manual vertical insertion of a first instrument part through the aperture;
manual vertical insertion of the first instrument part into the water and coagulant sample in the chamber;
manual vertical movement of a second instrument part parallel to the outside of the see-through wall when the first instrument part is manually inserted into the water and coagulant sample in the chamber; and
viewing suspended particles in a region of the water and coagulant sample in the chamber wherein the region is in the bottom half of the user-removable see-thru walled chamber;
the instrument comprises a first light source configured for:
vertical manual submersion into the region in the chamber; and
illumination of the particles in the region from a first side;
the instrument comprises a second light source configured for:
vertical manual submersion into the region in the chamber at the same elevation as the first light source; and
illumination of the particles in the region from a second side that is opposite to the first side;
the instrument comprises a contrast plate wherein:
the contrast plate is configured for manual vertical submersion into the region in the chamber;
the contrast plate is located on a third side of the region at the same elevation as the first light source and the second light source wherein the third side is perpendicular to the first and second sides; and
the contrast plate comprises a dark opaque material;
the instrument comprises a digital optical camera wherein:
the digital optical camera is located on a second instrument part that is configured to stay outside of the removable chamber when the first instrument part is inserted into the aperture;
the digital optical camera is configured for being located outside of the chamber and facing the chamber with a horizontal view of the region from a fourth side of the region wherein:
the fourth side is opposite of the third side;
the view is at the same elevation as the first light source, the second light source and the contrast plate; and
the view is through the see-through wall;
the digital camera is located on the opposite side of the see-through wall from the first light source, the second light source, and the contrast plate; and
the digital camera is configured for recording a plurality of digital images of the illuminated suspended particles;
the instrument comprises a mixing unit that comprises a mixing paddle and a mixer motor wherein:
the mixing paddle is configured for submersion into the water and coagulant sample in the chamber at the same elevation as the first light source, the second light source, and the contrast plate;
the mixing paddle comprises at least one blade that is configured to be located at approximately the same vertical location as the region;
the mixing paddle is connected and responsive to the shaft of the mixer motor; and
the mixer motor comprises a stepper motor;
the contrast plate is located between the mixing paddle and the region;
the instrument comprises a user-programmable controller wherein:
the first light source, the second light source, the digital camera, and the mixing motor are responsive to the user-programmable controller;
the controller is configured for receiving image data from the digital camera during:
a flocculation phase when the mixer motor is on; and
a settling phase when the mixer motor is off, wherein the settling phase occurs after the flocculation phase;
the controller comprises a real time clock;
the instrument comprises a user-programmable input device wherein:
the controller is responsive to the input device;
the mixing speed during the flocculation phase is stored by the controller and responsive to the input device; and
the duration of flocculation phase is stored by the controller and responsive to the input device and the real time clock;
the instrument comprises a display wherein:
the display is responsive to the controller; and
the display is configured for presenting a graph of a floc characteristic as a function of time during the flocculation phase and the settling phase, wherein the floc characteristic is selected from the group of:
floc particle count wherein the floc particle count comprises a count of the quantity of suspended floc particles divided by a volume of the region;
computed average floc particle volume;
floc volume concentration wherein the floc volume concentration comprises the ratio of a volume of the suspended particles in the region divided by the total volume of the region; and
equivalent average spherical floc particle diameter; and
wherein the floc characteristic has been computed by computer code in the controller in response to the image data and time data from the real time clock.

US Pat. No. 10,338,626

ROLLING HINGE ASSEMBLY

Linemaster Switch Corpora...

1. A hinge assembly, comprising:a base member with a front surface;
a pivoting body with a front end and a rear end, the pivoting body being attached to and pivotable relative to the base member about an axis that is rear of the base front surface, the pivoting body including a friction reducing member biased against the base front surface, and the friction reducing member being retractable relative to the pivoting body in a rear-to-forward direction, wherein
the friction reducing member is maintained by a plate that is maintained in a slidable relationship within a track in the pivoting body, and
the front surface has a first inclined portion and the pivoting body is maintained in a rest position with the friction reducing member abutting an apex in the front surface, the pivoting body is pivotable in a first direction which causes the friction reducing member to move along the first inclined portion while retracting forward relative to the pivoting body.

US Pat. No. 10,338,618

LOW DROPOUT REGULATOR CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VOLTAGE OF A LOW DROPOUT REGULATOR CIRCUIT

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. A low dropout regulator, LDO, circuit comprising:a pass element configured to generate at an output terminal an output voltage depending on a gate signal received at a gate control terminal and on an input voltage received at an input terminal;
an input stage configured to generate a steering signal based on a deviation between a first reference signal and a feedback signal, the feedback signal being based on the output voltage;
a current sink continuously controlled by the steering signal and connected between the gate control terminal and a reference terminal;
a comparator configured to compare the steering signal to a second reference signal and to generate a switch signal based on the comparison; and
a control circuit comprising a first current path, the first current path coupled between the input terminal and the gate control terminal, the control circuit being configured to temporarily suspend the first current path depending on the switch signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,611

REGULATOR

UNILOK CORPORATION, Inch...

1. A regulator controlling a pressure of fluid, comprising:a body having a cavity formed therein, an inlet through which the fluid flows, an outlet through the fluid discharged, and a pilot fluid inlet;
a first diaphragm located in the cavity and partitioning the cavity into a first chamber and a second chamber, the first chamber being in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet, the second chamber being in fluid communication with the pilot fluid inlet;
a first biasing mean located in the first chamber and configured to bias the first diaphragm; and
a second biasing mean located in the second chamber and configured to bias the first diaphragm by being displaced based on pilot fluid pressure of the pilot fluid,
wherein the first biasing mean includes:
a seat disposed in a flow path connecting the inlet and the outlet in the first chamber;
a seat holder to fix the seat;
a poppet which is connected to the first diaphragm, which is in contact with the seat to close the flow path, and which is spaced from the seat to open the flow path; and
a poppet spring to elastically support the poppet toward the seat;
wherein the second biasing mean includes:
an actuator body partitioning the second chamber into a first region and a second region along a first direction perpendicular to the first diaphragm;
a first piston located in the first region and sliding in a first direction based on the pilot fluid introduced into the first region; and
a second piston located in the second region and sliding in the first direction based on the pilot fluid introduced into the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,338,605

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE COLLISION MITIGATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method implemented for controlling an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:obtaining, by a computing system comprising one or more first computing devices in communication with one or more first sensors, from an autonomy system that is separate from the computing system and comprises one or more second computing devices in communication with one or more second sensors, data indicative of a planned trajectory of the autonomous vehicle through a surrounding environment, wherein the planned trajectory is based at least in part on sensor data from the one or more second sensors;
determining, by the computing system, a region of interest in the surrounding environment based at least in part on the planned trajectory;
controlling, by the computing system, the one or more first sensors to obtain data indicative of the region of interest;
identifying, by the computing system, one or more objects in the region of interest based at least in part on the data obtained by the one or more first sensors; and
providing, by the computing system, data indicative of the one or more objects in the region of interest to the autonomy system of the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,338,602

MULTI-SENSOR, AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC VEHICLE WITH MAPPING CAPABILITY

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A robotic vehicle comprising:one or more functional components configured to execute a lawn care function;
a sensor network comprising one or more sensors configured to detect conditions proximate to the robotic vehicle; and
processing circuitry configurable to cause:
recording data from at least one sensor of a robotic vehicle responsive to the robotic vehicle transiting a portion of a parcel;
determining a confidence score associated with the recorded data for each of a plurality of potential detection events, the confidence score corresponding to a probability that the recorded data corresponds to an object or feature;
generating map data comprising one or more objects or features correlated to potential detection events based at least in part on the confidence score of the respective objects or features; and
determining the confidence score by recording an initial confidence score for an initial detection and an updated confidence score responsive to a second potential detection event at a same location as the initial detection.

US Pat. No. 10,338,600

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING CONTROL APPARATUS, VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An autonomous driving control apparatus provided at a movable apparatus, the autonomous driving control apparatus comprising:a storage configured to store a plurality of pieces of data;
an image acquirer configured to acquire an image of a surrounding; and
a controller configured to:
receive a first image and a second image acquired by the image acquirer,
extract feature points from the first image and the second image,
detect a moving object from each of the first image and the second image based on the plurality of pieces of data,
divide an area of each of the first image and the second image into a detection area in which the moving object is detected and a surrounding area of the detection area,
compare feature points in the surrounding area of the first image with feature points in the surrounding area of the second image to determine an invalid feature point,
remove feature points of the moving object and the invalid feature point from the feature points of the first image and the second image to acquire valid feature points from each of the images, and
recognize a position of the movable apparatus based on the valid feature points in the first image and the valid feature points in the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,338,599

POOL CLEANING SYSTEM AND METHOD TO AUTOMATICALLY CLEAN SURFACES OF A POOL USING IMAGES FROM A CAMERA

Aqua Products, Inc., Ced...

1. A pool cleaning system for cleaning debris from a submerged surface of a swimming pool comprising:a self-propelled pool cleaner having rotatably-mounted supports for supporting and guiding the cleaner on the pool surface;
a filter configured to retain the debris collected from the submerged surface of the swimming pool;
an electric motor for enabling the rotation of the rotatably-mounted supports on the pool surface;
at least one camera to capture imagery of the pool surface;
a controller, in electronic communication with the at least one camera, to determine a cleanliness characteristic of the pool surface on which the cleaner has passed based on the camera imagery and generate a control signal to direct movement of the cleaner based on the cleanliness characteristic of the pool surface; and
a portable electronic device configured to present a graphic on a display, the graphic depicting the submerged surface of the pool and those portions of the surface that remain uncleaned as the cleaner traverses the pool surface.

US Pat. No. 10,338,597

SELF-TRAVELING ARTICULATED ROBOT

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A self-traveling articulated robot for working in a production factory, comprising:a carriage having at least two operation shafts and a plurality of servomotors, each operation shaft being driven by a different servomotor of the plurality of servomotors, and the carriage being configured to self-travel in a two-dimensional plane;
a robotic arm supported by the carriage and having at least one operation shaft driven by a servomotor and constituting a joint;
an end effector provided to a tip portion of the robotic arm;
a positioning unit configured to detect an absolute position of the carriage; and
a control unit provided in the carriage and for controlling the operation shaft of the robotic arm and the operation shafts of the carriage, wherein
the control unit has a plurality of control modes including:
a working mode in which the control unit controls a position of the operation shaft of the robotic arm and positions of the operation shafts of the carriage by calculating a current position of a control point in a three-dimensional space from rotational positions of the servomotor of the robotic arm and the servomotors of the carriage, the control point being defined in one of the robotic arm and the end effector, generating, based on the current position of the control point in the three-dimensional space, a control signal by which the control point reaches a target position in the three-dimensional space by cooperation of the operation shaft of the robotic arm and the operation shafts of the carriage, and supplying drive currents corresponding to the control signal to the servomotor of the robotic arm and the servomotors of the carriage; and
a traveling mode in which the control unit controls the positions of the operation shafts of the carriage by calculating a carriage reference point from a current position of the carriage in a two-dimensional plane, the carriage reference point being defined in one of the carriage, the robotic arm, and the end effector, the current position of the carriage in the two-dimensional plane being detected by the positioning unit, generating a control signal by which the carriage reference point reaches a target position in the two-dimensional plane; and supplying drive currents corresponding to the control signal to the servomotors of the carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,338,593

HYDRAULIC SLIP COMPENSATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC., Wils...

13. A system comprising:a logic device configured to receive one or more sensor and/or control signals and determine a virtual rudder estimate for use in controlling a hydraulic steering system coupled to a mobile structure, wherein the logic device is configured to:
receive a pump control signal for the hydraulic steering system and determine a linear rudder speed based, at least in part, on the pump control signal;
determine an elasticity estimate for the hydraulic steering system;
determine the virtual rudder estimate from a corrected rudder speed, wherein the corrected rudder speed is based, at least in part, on the linear rudder speed, the pump control signal, and/or the elasticity estimate; and
transmit an updated pump control signal based, at least in part, on the virtual rudder estimate, to the hydraulic steering system.

US Pat. No. 10,338,592

HIGH ACCURACY REMOTE COORDINATE MACHINE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of calibrating a structure comprising:securing a first end of a tether to a device fixed to a location on an external surface of the structure;
attaching an unmanned aerial vehicle to the second end of the tether;
moving the unmanned aerial vehicle in a trajectory around the structure while the tether is extended and in tension;
scanning the external surface of the structure over a course of the trajectory using the unmanned aerial vehicle to obtain a mapping of the external surface of the structure;
determining a position of the unmanned aerial vehicle with respect to the fixed device;
calibrating, using a calibration module of a control unit, the structure based on i) the determined position of the unmanned aerial vehicle with respect to the fixed device, and ii) the mapping of external surface of the structure, and
wherein the fixed device includes a laser scanner and the unmanned aerial vehicle includes a mounted reflector, and the laser scanner and mounted reflector together establish a position of the unmanned aerial vehicle relative to the fixed device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,591

METHODS FOR AUTONOMOUSLY NAVIGATING ACROSS UNCONTROLLED AND CONTROLLED INTERSECTIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for autonomously navigating along a first crosswalk at an intersection by an autonomous vehicle, wherein the method comprises:at a first time, autonomously navigating along a first sidewalk toward the first crosswalk at the intersection, wherein the first crosswalk coincides with a navigation route assigned to the autonomous vehicle;
recording optical data of a scene proximate the autonomous vehicle via an optical sensor integrated into the autonomous vehicle;
detecting the first crosswalk in the optical data;
aligning an anteroposterior axis of the autonomous vehicle to the first crosswalk detected in the optical data;
detecting a first pedestrian proximate the intersection in the optical data;
determining that the first pedestrian has entered the first crosswalk at a second time based at least in part on the optical data, wherein the second time follows the first time;
in response to determining that the first pedestrian has entered the first crosswalk at the second time,
predicting right of way of the autonomous vehicle to enter the intersection; and
in response to predicting the right of way of the autonomous vehicle to enter the intersection,
autonomously navigating from the first sidewalk into the first crosswalk; and
autonomously navigating along the first crosswalk to a second sidewalk according to the navigation route.

US Pat. No. 10,338,588

CONTROLLING ACCESS TO COMPARTMENTS OF A CARGO TRANSPORTATION UNIT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A controller comprising:at least one processor configured to:
direct transport of a cargo transportation unit (CTU) to a plurality of pickup locations or a plurality of destination locations in response to requests of a plurality of requesters; and
control access to a plurality of compartments in the CTU, wherein controlling the access comprises selecting respective compartments of the plurality of compartments in which to place cargo items for the requests, and the at least one processor is configured to select a first compartment of the plurality of compartments for a first cargo item of the cargo items based on a first characteristic of the first compartment and a first characteristic of the first cargo item, and select a second compartment of the plurality of compartments for a second cargo item of the cargo items based on a second characteristic of the second compartment and a second characteristic of the second cargo item, the second characteristic of the second compartment different from the first characteristic of the first compartment, and the second characteristic of the second cargo item different from the first characteristic of the first cargo item, wherein the first and second characteristics of the first and second cargo items are selected from among one or more of a type of a cargo item, a weight of a cargo item, a fragility of a cargo item, and a perishable status of a cargo item, and wherein the first and second characteristics of the first and second compartments are selected from among one or more of a type of cargo items that a compartment can accommodate, an air conditioning capability of a compartment, and a shock absorption capability of a compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,338,587

CONTROLLING A MOTOR VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for controlling a third motor vehicle, comprising:scanning, by a first motor vehicle, surroundings of the first motor vehicle and determining a traffic situation on the basis of the scanned information;
transmitting the determined traffic situation from the first motor vehicle to a central office;
scanning, by a second motor vehicle, surroundings of the second motor vehicle and determining a traffic situation on the basis of the scanned information, the surroundings of the first motor vehicle overlapping with the surroundings of the second motor vehicle;
transmitting the determined traffic situation from the second motor vehicle to a central office;
determining, by the central office, a traffic situation in the area of the first motor vehicle and the second motor vehicle on the basis of the transmitted information;
transmitting the determined traffic situations for the surroundings of the first and second motor vehicles to the third motor vehicle to enable consideration of the traffic situations thus determined; and
at the third motor vehicle, activating an automatic steering unit to physically control a movement of the third motor vehicle on the basis of the determined traffic information determined for the surroundings of the first and second motor vehicles, wherein the third motor vehicle is incapable of transmitting any communication to the first motor vehicle and to the second motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,338,586

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AUTONOMOUS VALET SYSTEM PATHING FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Dura Operating, LLC, Aub...

1. A method for autonomously driving a motor vehicle, the method comprising:receiving a map having a first temporary obstruction zone;
determining a starting location of the motor vehicle on the map;
selecting a destination location within the map, wherein the first temporary obstruction zone is located between the starting location and the destination location;
setting the first temporary obstruction zone as operative or inoperative, wherein the first temporary obstruction zone does not contain an object;
generating a path from the starting location to the destination location, wherein generating the path comprises the steps of:
(a) generating a first set of nodes from the starting location of the motor vehicle;
(b) assigning a cost to each node of the first set of nodes;
(c) selecting a lowest cost node from the first set of nodes;
(d) generating another set of nodes from the selected node;
(e) assigning a cost to each of the newly generated nodes, wherein the cost is equal to an inherited cost plus a base cost and a change cost, wherein the change cost is a function of a previously generated node;
(f) selecting a lowest cost node from all of the nodes;
(g) repeating steps (d)-(f) until a lowest cost node is located at the destination location; and
(h) setting a path from the starting location of the motor vehicle to the destination location comprising the last selected lowest cost node and parent nodes connected to the last selected lowest cost node,
wherein nodes are not generated in the first temporary obstruction zone when set as operative and nodes are generated in the first temporary obstruction zone when set as inoperative; and
driving the motor vehicle autonomously along the path from the starting location of the motor vehicle to the destination location.

US Pat. No. 10,338,581

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE, FLIGHT CONTROL METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND CONTROL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle comprising:a camera that captures video viewed from the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a communicator that communicates with a control device used to remotely control the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a controller; and
a position measurer that acquires a current position of the unmanned aerial vehicle,
wherein the controller performs operations including
calculating a distance from the unmanned aerial vehicle to the control device,
determining whether the unmanned aerial vehicle is beyond a visual range within which the unmanned aerial vehicle is visible to an operator on the basis of the calculated distance,
when it is determined that the unmanned aerial vehicle is beyond the visual range, determining whether the operator is controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle by using the control device while viewing, on a display device, the video captured by the camera,
controlling flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle in accordance with control information for controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle when it is determined that the operator is controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle by using the control device while viewing the video on the display device, and
not controlling flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle in accordance with the control information when it is determined that the operator is not controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle by using the control device while viewing the video on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,576

INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR BALANCE OF PLANT

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for determining and responding to a malfunction of a feedwater pump, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, real-time plant parameters;
correlating, by one or more computer processors, the plant parameters to historical operational values;
based at least partially on the correlating, identifying, by one or more computer processors, that a malfunction in a feedwater pump may occur;
prior to the malfunction in the feedwater pump occurring, based at least partially on the plant parameters, predicting, by one or more computer processors, at least a drum pressure and a steam flow associated with a steam drum;
prior to the malfunction in the feedwater pump occurring, based at least partially on the drum pressure and the steam flow, predicting, by one or more computer processors, a drum level in the steam drum;
prior to the malfunction in the feedwater pump occurring, based at least in part on a predicted drum level, determining at least a high level drum setpoint and a low level drum setpoint;
and
prior to the malfunction in the feedwater pump occurring, based at least partially on the identifying, controlling operation of a bypass valve or a second feedwater pump.

US Pat. No. 10,338,573

MULTIPLE DYNAMIC JOB SEQUENCE

MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING A...

1. A method for operating a system for a multiple dynamic job sequence, the system comprising at least one press, at least one downstream processing machine and a plant controller, the method comprising:providing, by the plant controller, production information, which corresponds to a definition of a job sequence of the multiple dynamic job sequence, in order to process different production runs such that jobs of the multiple dynamic job sequence are tracked continuously and in a capillary manner during an entire manufacturing process;
continuously or intermittently inquiring, by the plant controller, about respective states during the manufacturing process so as to enable interventions to be made based on the jobs not being processed as originally planned for any reason;
providing, continuously or intermittently by the plant controller, additional production information, which corresponds to current manufacturing process information, to the at least one press and the at least one first downstream processing machine so as to prevent interruptions during processing the jobs;
receiving identification information, corresponding to a physical detection of a printing and processing situation, the identification information being for each of the at least one downstream processing machine to identify a job and a job end of the multiple dynamic job sequence either individually or together with at least one additional processing machine; and
by identifying the job and the job end, forwarding state information to the plant controller, the plant controller detecting an actual state of the manufacturing process therefrom such that new or adapted job sequences and job ends of the multiple dynamic job sequence are directly defined during the manufacturing process,
wherein the system provides simultaneous production of the jobs of the multiple dynamic job sequence independent from the multiple dynamic job sequence originally determined in such a way that the jobs have or are to be situationally adapted to internal factors or external factors and/or occurring events.

US Pat. No. 10,338,572

METHODS, NETWORK NODE AND WIRELESS DEVICE FOR HANDLING DEVICE CAPABILITIES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node of a radio network, for handling capabilities of a wireless device, the method comprising:obtaining a capability pointer associated with a capability configuration comprising capabilities of the wireless device, wherein the capability pointer comprises multiple capability sub-pointers where each capability sub-pointer is related to a respective subset of capabilities in the capability configuration;
retrieving said capability configuration based on the capability pointer, wherein the retrieved capability configuration comprises a list of functions and features that the wireless device supports, the retrieved capability configuration further indicating whether each of said functions and features has been tested and verified or not, the retrieved capability configuration further indicating for which network conditions the functions and features have been tested and verified; and
using the retrieved capability configuration in radio communication with the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,570

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A numerical controller comprising:a processor configured to;
sequentially read out and analyze commands for a sequence of blocks of a program, the sequence including a first block immediately preceding a second block;
perform look-ahead processing to analyze the second block before the first block is complete, and to save the result of the analysis in a buffer;
control a machine by executing the commands for the first block;
execute a function of stopping the look-ahead processing when the second block includes a code for stopping the look-ahead processing;
determine whether or not a look-ahead restart condition commanded by the code for stopping look-ahead is satisfied; and
restart the look-ahead processing of the second block prior to the first block being completed, if it is determined that the look-ahead restart condition is satisfied,
wherein the look-ahead restart condition is a condition related to the state of the machine.

US Pat. No. 10,338,569

SELECTIVE MODIFICATION OF BUILD STRATEGY PARAMETER(S) FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A computerized additive manufacturing (AM) system for physically generating an object layer by layer based on object code representative of the object, the object code including a plurality of pre-assigned build strategy parameters for the object that control operation of the computerized AM system, the computerized AM system comprising:an AM printer including at least two irradiation devices; and
an object code modifier providing an interface to, prior to manufacturing the object, allow a user to manually:
select a region within the object in the object code, the region including a stitching region to be created by the at least two irradiation devices and the build strategy parameter controls operation of the at least two irradiation devices of the AM printer relative to the stitching region; and
selectively modify a build strategy parameter in the selected region in the object code to change an operation of the computerized AM system from the plurality of pre-assigned build strategy parameters during building of the object by the computerized AM system, wherein the build strategy parameter modifying includes modifying a characteristic of a scan vector end gap among a plurality of spaced scan vector end gaps created by the at least two irradiation devices, each scan vector end gap defined between a first melt pool end of a first scan vector formed by the first irradiation device in the stitching region and a second, abutting melt pool end of a different scan vector formed by the second, different irradiation device in the stitching region, wherein the plurality of spaced scan vector end gaps are alternatingly positioned in the stitching region.

US Pat. No. 10,338,563

NUMERICAL CONTROL DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A numerical control device that controls a machine tool having a drive mechanism causing a tool to move in a plurality of axial directions, the numerical control device comprising:a command position calculation unit that calculates command position information based on a machining program;
a command path calculation unit that calculates command path information, based on the command position information calculated by the command position calculation unit;
an estimated actual position calculation unit that calculates estimated actual position information, based on the command position information and transmission characteristic information of the drive mechanism;
an estimated actual path calculation unit that calculates estimated actual path information based on the estimated actual position information calculated by the estimated actual position calculation unit;
a path error calculation unit that calculates path error, based on the command path information calculated by the command path calculation unit and the estimated actual path information calculated by the estimated actual path calculation unit;
a machining time calculation unit that calculates a machining time based on the estimated actual path information;
a jerk calculation unit that calculates jerk in each axis based on the estimated actual position information;
an evaluation value calculation unit that calculates an evaluation value, based on the path error calculated by the path error calculation unit, the machining time calculated by the machining time calculation unit, and the jerk calculated by the jerk calculation unit; and
a parameter correction instruction unit that instructs correction of various parameters including the transmission characteristic information based on the evaluation value.

US Pat. No. 10,338,557

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SAFETY INPUT DEVICES

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A system comprising:a safety controller that, in operation, interrupts power to industrial automation devices or puts the system into a safe state upon command of a human operator;
an emergency stop switch circuit actuatable by a human operator;
a human machine interface in data communication with the safety controller and the emergency stop switch circuit, and comprising integrated safety circuitry that, in operation, detects a change of state of the emergency stop switch circuit and provides a signal to the safety controller to interrupt power to the industrial automation devices or put the system into a safe state; and
a live-man switch circuit coupled to the integrated safety circuitry, wherein the integrated safety circuitry, in operation, provides a signal to the safety controller to interrupt power to the industrial automation devices or put the system into a safe state based upon a signal from either the emergency stop switch circuit or from the live-man switch circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,338,553

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

Strong Force IOT Portfoli...

1. A system for data collection, processing, and utilization of signals from at least a first element in a first machine in an industrial environment, the system comprising:a platform including a computing environment connected to a local data collection system having at least a first sensor signal and a second sensor signal obtained from at least the first machine in the industrial environment;
a first sensor in the local data collection system configured to be connected to the first machine;
a second sensor in the local data collection system; and
a crosspoint switch in the local data collection system having multiple inputs and multiple outputs including a first input connected to the first sensor and a second input connected to the second sensor, wherein the multiple outputs include a first output and a second output configured to be switchable between a condition in which the first output is configured to switch between delivery of the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal and a condition in which there is simultaneous delivery of the first sensor signal from the first output and the second sensor signal from the second output, wherein each of multiple inputs is configured to be individually assigned to any of the multiple outputs, wherein unassigned outputs are configured to be switched off producing a high-impedance state, wherein the crosspoint switch includes a third input that is configured with a continuously monitored alarm having a pre-determined trigger condition when the third input is unassigned to any of the multiple outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,338,548

LOGIC BASED SIMPLEX/DUAL/TMR DRIVER FOR CONTROL OUTPUTS

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of operating a plurality of controllable devices, collectively, forming a redundant control system, the method comprising:transmitting, at each controllable cycle over one or more links for a given controllable device of the plurality of controllable devices, a binary-framed pattern of a set of pre-defined binary-framed patterns to each of one or more other controllable devices of the plurality of controllable devices, wherein each pre-defined binary-framed pattern corresponds to a present output state of a set of pre-defined output states of the controllable device, wherein each pre-defined output state of the set of pre-defined output states represents a discrete amount of electrical output transmitted by each of the plurality of controllable devices, wherein the discrete amount of electrical output is a percentage of total electrical output and is based on a number of active controllable devices in the plurality of controllable devices;
receiving, at the given controllable device during a current controllable cycle over the one or more links, a binary-framed pattern from each of the one or more other controllable devices of the plurality of controllable devices;
determining the present output state based on at least one received binary-framed pattern and the transmitted binary-framed pattern; and
generating, at an output of the given controllable device for the current controllable cycle, the discrete amount of electrical output corresponding to the determined present output state.

US Pat. No. 10,338,547

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUSES FOR DETERMINING PARAMETER SETTINGS FOR A POWER GENERATION SYSTEM AND A TANGIBLE COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES...

1. A system for determining parameter settings for a power generation system, the system comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory storing computer executable instructions, the at least one memory being non-transitory;
wherein the at least one memory and the computer executable instructions are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the power generation system to:
divide historical power related data of the power generation system into each of a plurality of power load segments based on power load values and a quantity of respective historical power related data within each of the power load segments, the power load values based on variable load levels being supplied by the power generation system;
identify parameter ranges for each of the plurality of power load segments;
determine an adjustment of the parameter settings for operational parameters within the power generation system for each of the plurality of power load segments, based on the identified parameters ranges and correlations between system energy efficiency and corresponding adjustable parameters of each of the plurality of power load segments; and
apply the parameter settings to the power generation system to control operating efficiency of equipment included in the power generation system in accordance with the variable load level.

US Pat. No. 10,338,546

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VARIABLE CONTROL AND OPERATION OF HVAC COMPONENTS

Lennox Industries LLC, R...

1. A method of controlling operations of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the method comprising:utilizing a plurality of environmental sensors associated with a controller that comprises at least one of a communication interface, a memory, and a processor to complete the following:
measuring, using at least one environmental sensor of the plurality of environmental sensors associated with the controller, current temperature within an enclosed space;
receiving, using the communication interface of the controller, a setpoint temperature within the enclosed space, wherein the setpoint temperature comprises a demand for a target temperature setting to condition air within the enclosed space;
calculating, using the controller, a temperature difference between the measured current temperature and the received setpoint temperature;
determining, using the controller, whether the temperature difference between the measured current temperature and the received setpoint temperature is greater than or equal to a first predetermined temperature differential value;
responsive to a determination that the temperature difference between the measured current temperature and the received setpoint temperature is greater than or equal to the first predetermined temperature differential value, determining, using the controller, whether the temperature difference between the measured current temperature and the received setpoint temperature is greater than or equal to a second predetermined temperature differential value; and
responsive to a determination that the temperature difference between the measured current temperature and the received setpoint temperature is less than the second predetermined temperature differential value, selecting, using the controller that received the setpoint temperature, a first operating mode of a plurality of operating modes of the HVAC system.

US Pat. No. 10,338,545

HVAC CONTROLLER HAVING MULTIPLEXED INPUT SIGNAL DETECTION AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. An HVAC controller, comprising:a signal conditioner configured to convert received alternating current (AC) input signals into corresponding square wave signals of a digital logic voltage;
a multiplexer coupled to said signal conditioner and configured to select one of said square wave signals;
a sample analyzer coupled to said multiplexer and configured to evaluate multiple samples of said selected one of said square wave signals to derive a binary state; and
wherein said sample analyzer comprises a gate and a counter and is configured to employ a clock signal to sample said selected one of said square wave signals;
wherein the counter of the sample analyzer is configured to determine a total number of assertions of said selected one of said square wave signals occurring during a window of time;
responsive to a determination that the total number of assertions of said selected one of said square wave signals reaches a threshold number of assertions during the window of time, the derived binary state is assumed to be one; and
responsive to a determination that the total number of assertions of said selected one of said square wave signals does not reach the threshold number of assertions during the window of time, the derived binary state is assumed to be zero.

US Pat. No. 10,338,544

COMMUNICATION CONFIGURATION ANALYSIS IN PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method of analysing a Process Control (PC) system including a client Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) and server IEDs connected to a communication network, wherein an analyser connected to the communication network captures messages directed to the client IED and assigns a server IED to a captured message based on a standardized configuration representation of the PC system including logical data flow definitions, the method comprising:determining a present number of messages per unit of time received by the client IED from a server IED;
comparing the present number against an expected number of messages to identify the server IED as a source of excessive message rates; and
remedying a misconfiguration identified by comparing the present number against the expected number of messages, wherein remedying the misconfiguration comprises changing a reporting cycle time or moving from event-based reporting to cyclic reporting.

US Pat. No. 10,338,543

INTEGRATED MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL AND ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL

Schneider Electric Softwa...

1. A process control system for a process, the process control system configured for use with an actuating device controlling a control output in the process, comprising:a model predictive control (MPC) component configured to implement a mathematical model describing a process, said MPC component implementing the mathematical model utilizing an operator value to generate a control output, the operator value corresponding to a variable of the process; and
an expert component configured to implement one or more rules independent of the MPC component, said rules indicating an incipient, unpredictable overload operating point corresponding to the process entering into an overload region in which the mathematical model cannot accurately predict an effect of the control output on the process utilizing the operator value, said expert component providing a corrective expert value to the MPC component to generate a corrective control output in the overload region, the expert value corresponding to the variable of the process,
wherein the MPC component is configured to provide the corrective control output to the actuating device in the overload region, said actuating device implementing the corrective control output in the process independent of the MPC component.

US Pat. No. 10,338,541

MACHINE LEARNING TO ESTABLISH OPTIMAL FILTER FOR REMOVING EXTERNAL NOISE WITHOUT DEGRADING RESPONSIVITY

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A machine learning apparatus for learning magnitude and cutoff frequency of a filter as a condition associated with the filter for filtering an analog input signal to a motor drive apparatus, the machine learning apparatus comprising:a processor configured to
observe a state variable that includes the magnitude and the cutoff frequency of the filter as a state that an action changes directly, and a noise component and noise amount of an output signal from the filter and a responsivity to the input signal as a state that an action changes indirectly, wherein the magnitude and the cutoff frequency of the filter are selected based on an action value table, and
perform learning the magnitude and the cutoff frequency of the filter as the condition associated with the filter in accordance with a training data set that includes the state variable,
wherein the filter is modified based on a result of said learning such that an action value of the action value table is optimized.

US Pat. No. 10,338,500

POWDER DETECTION DEVICE AND DEVELOPMENT DEVICE

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A powder detection device that is provided in a storage container for powder and that detects the powder in the storage container, the powder detection device comprising:a detection unit that includes a detection surface provided in the storage container and that detects the powder through the detection surface;
a cleaning unit that removes the powder from the detection surface by sliding along the detection surface; and
a drive unit that reciprocates the cleaning unit, wherein
the drive unit includes a pivot shaft that is axially supported by the storage container,
the cleaning unit is held by the pivot shaft, and is provided with an opening, and
the cleaning unit pivots on center of the pivot shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,338,498

DEVELOPER CONTAINER AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image forming apparatus that forms an image on a sheet by forming a toner image on a photosensitive drum and transferring the toner image onto the sheet, the apparatus comprising:a main casing having an opening;
a scanning unit configured to irradiate a laser beam toward the photosensitive drum, the scanning unit being disposed inside the main casing;
a sheet-conveying unit configured to convey a sheet in a first direction, the sheet-conveying unit being disposed inside the main casing;
a process frame movable between a first position and a second position in the first direction through the opening of the main casing;
a toner cartridge detachably mounted in the process frame, the toner cartridge including:
a waste-toner accommodating section configured to accommodate waste toner therein; and
a toner accommodating section configured to accommodate toner therein, the toner accommodating section being configured such that the toner accommodating section is disposed between the waste-toner accommodating section and the photosensitive drum when the toner cartridge is mounted in the process frame and the process frame is in the first position;
a waste-toner storage section configured to store the waste toner;
a first conveyor configured to convey the waste-toner stored in the waste-toner storage section in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
a second conveyor configured to convey the waste-toner conveyed by the first conveyor in a third direction perpendicular to the second direction;
a third conveyor configured to convey the waste-toner conveyed by the second conveyor in a fourth direction to the waste-toner accommodating section in the toner cartridge, the fourth direction being opposite to the second direction;
a belt cleaner;
a developing section configured to develop an image on the photosensitive drum by a toner during an image forming operation; and
a drum cleaning roller; and
wherein the sheet-conveying unit comprises:
a drive roller;
a follow roller; and
a conveying belt mounted around the drive roller and follow roller;
wherein the belt cleaner is configured to collect the waste-toner from the conveying belt and store the waste toner in the waste-toner storage section;
wherein, during the image forming operation, the waste toner is temporarily retained on the peripheral surface of the drum cleaning roller; and
wherein, during a waste toner recovering operation, the waste-toner temporarily retained on the peripheral surface of the drum cleaning roller is discharged from the drum cleaning roller via the photosensitive drum to the conveying belt and collected by the belt cleaner.

US Pat. No. 10,338,496

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING TONER DENSITY IN AN IMAGING DEVICE

LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, IN...

1. A method of printing in an imaging device, comprising:determining whether a duty cycle state in the imaging device has changed;
selecting one of a full toner density calibration and a partial toner density calibration based on the determining;
performing the one of the full toner density calibration and the partial toner density calibration;
identifying a toner density to be applied during printing as a result of the performing;
developing a toned image having a toner density equal to the toner density identified; and
printing the toned image on a media sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,338,495

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a cleaning cartridge including an image bearing member, and a cleaning member configured to come into contact with the image bearing member and clean the image bearing member;
a developing cartridge having a developing agent bearing member configured to convey developing agent to the image bearing member; and
a control unit configured to execute a supply process of developing agent supplied from the developing cartridge to the cleaning member via the image bearing member during a non-image-forming period,
wherein the cleaning cartridge and the developing cartridge are each detachably mounted to an apparatus main body of the image forming apparatus,
wherein the control unit decides, based on a value relating to an amount of developing agent recovered by the cleaning member and a value relating to a usage amount of the developing cartridge, a supply amount of the developing agent supplied from the developing cartridge to the cleaning member in the supplying process of the developing agent, and
wherein, in a case where the usage amount of the developing cartridge is fixed, for increasing amounts of developing agent recovered by the cleaning member, the supply amount of the developing agent decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,338,491

OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS AND OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An optical scanning apparatus comprising:a light source;
a substrate including an electric circuit for causing the light source to emit light; and
a deflection unit configured to deflect and scan the light emitted from the light source,
wherein the light source and the electric circuit are connected to each other with terminals of the light source inserted into holes provided at positions, opposing the light source, of the substrate,
wherein the substrate includes a plurality of holes, and
a number of the plurality of holes is larger than a number of the terminals of the light source, and
wherein the substrate has an area with which the light source is overlapped as seen in an optical axis of the light, and
the plurality of holes is located in the area of the substrate and the plurality of holes is located within a concentric circle centered at the optical axis of the light emitted from the light source toward the deflection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,338,490

PAPER SENSOR FOR ADJUSTING TRANSFER PARAMETERS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a sensor positioned in proximity to a paper path before a toner transfer area of a toner-based print engine, and configured to generate sensor data corresponding to at least one property of a paper in the paper path;
a transfer roller configured to receive an electric charge for transferring toner from an associated transfer belt to the paper,
wherein a voltage of the electric charge is adjusted based on a transfer parameter corresponding, at least in part, to the sensor data, and
wherein a speed of the transfer roller varies based on the transfer parameter; and
a processor configured to receive the sensor data from the sensor and determine the transfer parameter based at least in part on the received sensor data,
wherein the processor is further configured to determine the transfer parameter based on
sensor data from a temperature sensor,
sensor data from a humidity sensor,
an average of a plurality of sensor data,
a moving average of a plurality of sensor data,
an estimated paper property based on
a cellulose content of the paper,
an initial moisture content of the paper,
an additive content of the paper, and
a thickness of the paper, and
an estimated paper property based on a condition selected from the group consisting of a print operation to a first side of the paper, and a print operation to a second side of the paper subsequent to the print operation to the first side of the paper.

US Pat. No. 10,338,489

TWO-COMPONENT DEVELOPER AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD USING THE SAME

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A two-component developer for developing an electrostatic charge image, the two-component developer comprising a toner and a carrier,wherein the toner contains an amorphous resin and a crystalline resin as binder resins and an inorganic particle as an external additive particle, and
the carrier has a surface to which silica particles having a number average particle diameter of 10 to 30 nm are attached in an amount in the range of the following Equation (1):
5 at %?S1?10 at %  (1)
wherein S1 represents a concentration of Si element as measured by XPS and indicates an amount of silica on the surface of the carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,338,485

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An electrophotographic photosensitive member comprising a conductive substrate and a photosensitive layer, whereinthe photosensitive layer contains a charge generating material and a compound represented by a general formula (1) shown below:

where in the general formula (1),
R1 and R2 each represent, independently of one another; an alkyl group having a carbon number of at least 1 and no greater than 20 and optionally having at least one of an aryl group having a carbon number of at least 6 and no greater than 14 and optionally having a substituent and an alkoxycarbonyl group having a carbon number of at least 2 and no greater than 20; an aryl group having a carbon number of at least 6 and no greater than 14 and optionally having an alkyl group having a carbon number of at least 1 and no greater than 20; a cycloalkyl group having a carbon number of at least 3 and no greater than 10; or an alkoxy group having a carbon number of at least 1 and no greater than 6.

US Pat. No. 10,338,483

ACTUATOR SYSTEM AND LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An actuator system configured to position an object, the actuator system comprising:a piezo actuator comprising an actuator contact surface, wherein the piezo actuator is configured to exert a force via the actuator contact surface onto the object and the piezo actuator comprises a transparent piezo material;
an optical position sensor configured to measure a position of the actuator contact surface,
wherein the optical position sensor is configured to transmit an optical beam through the transparent piezo material to the actuator contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,338,479

SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR, METHOD OF DRIVING SAME, AND EXPOSURE METHOD AND APPARATUS

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An exposure apparatus for exposing a substrate with exposure light via a projection optical system, comprising:a plurality of reflective optical elements provided on an object surface of the projection optical system and capable of being individually controlled;
a substrate stage which holds the substrate to move the substrate along a scanning direction; and
a controller configured to control the plurality of reflective optical elements and movement of the substrate stage,
wherein the controller is configured to
set a first reflective optical element among the plurality of reflective optical elements in a first state to illuminate a first position on the substrate with first exposure light of a first phase from the first reflective optical element of the first state via the projection optical system,
move the substrate stage in the scanning direction by a first distance, and
set a second reflective optical element among the plurality of reflective optical elements in a second state different from the first state to illuminate the first position on the substrate with second exposure light of a second phase from the second reflective optical element of the second state via the projection optical system, the second reflective optical element being separated from the first reflective optical element by a second distance which is obtained by multiplying the first distance by an inverse of a magnification of the projection optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,338,478

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A lithographic projection apparatus comprising:a projection system arranged to project a beam of radiation onto a substrate;
a liquid supply system configured to supply liquid to a space between the projection system and a movable table; and
a same detector configured to detect at least part of the liquid remaining on an object to produce a first output representing a first parameter about the liquid and configured to make a measurement to produce a second output separate from the first output, the second output representing a second parameter separate from the first parameter about the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,338,473

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FORMING A PATTERNED STRUCTURE ON A SUBSTRATE

1. Method for providing a patterned structure on a substrate, the method comprisingproviding a donor substrate arranged between a light source and an acceptor substrate, wherein the donor substrate comprises a donor material;
providing a mask arranged between the light source and the donor substrate, wherein the mask comprises a mask pattern for patterning light from the light source impinging the donor substrate, wherein the patterned light matches the patterned structure to be created, wherein the patterned light impinging the donor substrate causes the donor material to be released from the donor substrate and transfer to the acceptor substrate to form the patterned structure thereon; wherein
the patterned light is divided into a plurality of separate homogeneously sized beams simultaneously impinging the donor substrate for causing the donor material to be released from the donor substrate in the form of separate homogeneously sized droplets;
wherein the mask pattern comprises a plurality of pattern areas having different sizes corresponding to different sizes of areas of the patterned structure to be formed, wherein the light that is patterned by a pattern area of the plurality of pattern areas is divided into a plurality of separate homogeneously sized neighbouring beams which neighbouring beams form an interconnected area of the patterned structure on the acceptor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,338,471

COMPOSITION FOR FORMING UNDERLAYER FILM FOR LITHOGRAPHY, UNDERLAYER FILM FOR LITHOGRAPHY AND PATTERN FORMING METHOD

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical C...

1. A composition for forming an underlayer film for lithography, comprising:a compound represented by the following formula (1) and 20 to 99% by mass of a solvent component (S),
wherein 27 to 100% by mass of the compound represented by the formula (1) is comprised in a component (A) other than the solvent component (S)

 in formula (1), each Ar1 independently represents a benzene structure or a naphthalene structure and each Ar2 independently represents a benzene structure, a naphthalene structure or a biphenyl structure, each Ra independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or a group in which an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms is bonded to an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, each of Rb, Rc, Rf and Rg independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, each of Rd and Re independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or a hydroxy group, wherein a position of a substituent on each of Ar1and Ar2 can be arbitrarily selected, p represents the number of cyanate group(s) bonded and is an integer of 1 to 3, q represents the number of Ra bonded and is 4?p when Ar1represents the benzene structure, 6?p when Ar1 represents the naphthalene structure, or 8?p when Ar1 represents the biphenyl structure, and t represents an integer of 1 to 50,
wherein component (A) further comprises an acid generating agent.

US Pat. No. 10,338,470

PHOTOSENSITIVE LAMINATE, TRANSFER MATERIAL, PATTERNED PHOTOSENSITIVE LAMINATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, TOUCH PANEL, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A photosensitive laminate, comprising:a support; and
a first resin layer, an interlayer, and a second resin layer which are laminated on the support in this order,
wherein at least one of the first resin layer or the second resin layer includes 20 mass % or greater of inorganic particles,
exposure sensitivity of the second resin layer is higher than that of the first resin layer,
the second resin layer contains a photopolymerization initiator and a polymerizable compound,
the first resin layer, the interlayer, and the second resin layer are soluble in an aqueous alkali developer solution,
the refractive index of the first resin layer is 1.60 to 1.78, and
the film thickness of the first resin layer is 55 nm to 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,338,466

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLANARIZING A SUBSTRATE

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

8. A method of planarizing a substrate, the method comprising:receiving a substrate having micro-fabricated structures formed thereon, the micro-fabricated structures being positioned on an upper portion of the substrate, at least a portion of the micro-fabricated structures defining open spaces between each other;
depositing a filler layer of filler material on the substrate, the filler layer filling spaces between the micro-fabricated structures and covering at least a portion of the micro-fabricated structures, the filler layer resulting in a top surface that is non-planar in that top surface locations of the filler layer differ in z-height compared to each other by approximately 1-100 nanometers;
depositing a generator compound on the filler layer, the generator compound being a compound that generates a solubility-changing agent in response to receiving actinic radiation exposure;
projecting a pattern of actinic radiation onto the substrate, the pattern of actinic radiation being projected using a digital pixel-based projection system having an array of independently addressable projection points, the pattern of actinic radiation causing the generator compound to generate the solubility-changing agent such that a concentration of the solubility-changing agent generated at a given point location on the substrate is selectably controlled by an exposure intensity of actinic radiation at the given point location; and
causing the solubility-changing agent to diffuse into at least a portion of the filler layer such that the solubility-changing agent changes a solubility of a top portion of the filler layer,
wherein projecting the pattern of actinic radiation onto the substrate includes varying an amount of actinic radiation projected onto the substrate based on a z-height signature that spatially characterizes z-height values of the top surface of the filler layer across the substrate, and
wherein causing the solubility-changing agent to diffuse into at least a portion of the filler layer includes baking the substrate at a predetermined time and temperature to result in a predetermined acid diffusion distance into the filler layer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,461

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND RELATED LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM

APPOTRONICS CORPORATION L...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:a first laser light source, for emitting first light;
a second laser light source, for emitting second light, wherein the wavelength of the second light is different from that of the first light;
a condenser lens, for collecting both the first light and the second light, wherein the first light from the first laser light source and the second light from the second laser light source directly enter and pass through the condenser lens and are focused by the condenser lens, wherein the first light is disposed surrounding and not overlapping the second light, and the first light and the second light are parallel to an optical axis of the condenser lens;
wherein the first light has a first maximum distance (L1) perpendicular from the optical axis in a first direction, the second light has a second maximum distance (L2) perpendicular from the optical axis in said first direction, and the condenser lens has a focal length (F), and wherein a ratio of arctan(L2/F) to arctan(L1/F) is less than or equal to 0.7.

US Pat. No. 10,338,456

DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PROJECTING AN IMAGE ON A TRANSMISSIVE SCREEN

ORTUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a light source;
a liquid crystal display element which transmits light from the light source;
a screen which receives projection light from the liquid crystal display element, and is spherical in shape and transmissive:
a first polarizing plate which is provided between the light source and the liquid crystal display element, and in contact with the liquid crystal display element;
a second polarizing plate which is provided between the liquid crystal display element and the screen, and in contact with the liquid crystal display element;
a reflective polarizing plate which is provided between the light source and the first polarizing plate, and reflects a light component parallel to a reflection axis among the light from the light source; and
a first thermal conductive sheet which is provided between the reflective polarizing plate and the first polarizing plate, and in contact with the first polarizing plate, the first thermal conductive sheet comprising a circular opening so that the first thermal conductive sheet, except for the circular opening, blocks light passing through the reflective polarizing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,338,454

OPTICAL CLOCK GENERATOR

Zhengbiao Ouyang, Shenzh...

1. An optical clock generator, comprising:a nonlinear cavity unit, a cross-waveguide logic gate unit and a delayer unit; said optical clock generator is of a six-port optical crystal structure, and comprises of two reference-light-signal input ports, a feedback-signal input port, a system-signal and a feedback-signal output port and two idle ports; an output port of said cross-waveguide logic gate unit is connected with an input port of said nonlinear cavity unit, and a system-signal output port of said nonlinear cavity unit is connected with an input port of said delayer unit; and an output port of the delayer unit is connected with an input port of the cross-waveguide logic gate unit, a system-signal output port is connected with a two-branch waveguide, one port of the two-branch waveguide is used as said system-signal output port, and another port is used as said feedback-signal output port and connected to an input port of said delayer unit, said delayer unit performs time delay on an input signal and outputs the signal to the feedback-signal input port.

US Pat. No. 10,338,450

ELECTROCHROMIC ELEMENT UNIT, DIMMING WINDOW, AND IMAGING DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electrochromic element unit comprising:an electrochromic element having a pair of electrodes and an electrochromic layer disposed between the pair of electrodes;
a driver unit; and
an operation unit connected to the electrochromic element via the driver unit,
wherein the driver unit receives information from the operation unit and controls a transmittance of the electrochromic element,
wherein the operation unit performs a first type operation and a second type operation, and
wherein change in the transmittance of the electrochromic element by the second type operation is different from change in the transmittance of the electrochromic element by the first type operation.

US Pat. No. 10,338,448

TRANSPARENT STRUCTURE WITH CONTROLLABLE LIGHTING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A configurable transparent structure comprising:a light-emitting layer having a transparent media and light-emitting elements that are located in the transparent media, wherein the light-emitting elements emit light in an active state, the light-emitting elements do not emit light in an inactive state, and the light-emitting layer appears substantially transparent when the light-emitting elements are in the inactive state; and
a switchable mirror layer that is located on a first side of the light-emitting layer, is transparent in a first state, and reflects light toward a second side of the light-emitting layer in a second state.

US Pat. No. 10,338,443

AMORPHOUS SILICON THIN FILM TRANSISTOR-LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A substrate for a display device, comprising:a base substrate including a display region and a driving circuit region;
a plurality of switching transistors disposed in the display region;
a plurality of driving transistors disposed in the driving circuit region;
a protection layer disposed on the base substrate to cover the switching transistors and the driving transistors;
an electrode pattern disposed on the protection layer, the electrode pattern including a pixel electrode electrically connected to one of the switching transistors, and a connecting electrode electrically connecting two of the driving transistors; and
main signal lines for applying signals to the driving transistors,
wherein the main signal lines comprise a first power source line and a first sub power source line,
wherein a first voltage is applied to the first power source line,
wherein a first sub voltage different from the first voltage is applied to the first sub power source line,
wherein the driving transistors are spaced apart from the first power source line and first sub power source line in a plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,338,442

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL STRUCTURE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A liquid crystal display panel structure, comprising a plurality of scanning lines extending laterally and lining up longitudinally with order, a plurality of data lines extending longitudinally and lining up laterally with order, and a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in an array; the plurality of sub-pixels arranged in an array comprising a plurality of red sub-pixels, a plurality of green sub-pixels, and a plurality of blue sub-pixels;a red sub-pixel, a green sub-pixel, and a blue sub-pixel constitute a pixel, the red sub-pixel, the green sub-pixel, and a blue sub-pixel of the pixel distributed in two rows of adjacent sub-pixels,
wherein the sub-pixels of every 3 rows and 6 columns are a structural unit and in the structural unit, each sub-pixel row comprises the sub-pixels of only two colors, and the sub-pixels of two adjacent sub-pixels rows only comprise the sub-pixels of one color in common, and
wherein the two colors of the sub-pixels of a first one of two adjacent sub-pixel rows includes a first one and a second one of the three colors of red, green, and blue and the two colors of the sub-pixels of a second one of the two adjacent sub-pixel rows include a second one and a third one of the three colors of red, green, and blue, the second color being common to both the first and second sub-pixel rows, the first color of the first sub-pixel row being different from the third color of the second sub-pixel-row.

US Pat. No. 10,338,440

TFT SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

6. A manufacturing method of thin film transistor (TFT) substrate, comprising:Step 1: providing a base substrate, using a first mask process and a second mask process to form a TFT layer on the base substrate, and covering the TFT layer with a passivation layer;
Step 2: forming a photo-resist layer on the passivation layer, using a third mask process for patternizing the photo-resist layer, removing all the photo-resist layer at the area to be pixel electrode via, thinning the photo-resist layer at the areas to be pixel electrode;
Step 3: using the remaining photo-resist layer as a shield to etch the passivation layer to form a pixel electrode via penetrating the passivation layer and exposing the TFT layer;
Step 4: performing an overall thinning processing on the remaining photo-resist layer to remove the photo-resist layer at the areas to be pixel electrode;
Step 5: forming a pixel electrode thin film on the remaining photo-resist layer and the passivation layer, using a lift-off process to lift off the remaining photo-resist layer and the pixel electrode thin film on the remaining photo-resist layer to form a pixel electrode;
wherein the pixel electrode comprises a main electrode, and a connection electrode connected to the main electrode; the connection electrode being electrically connected to the TFT layer through the pixel electrode via; the main electrode having a cross-like slit structure with branch electrodes defining the slits therebetween on four trunks of the cross, and the connection electrode comprising a plurality of first branch electrodes of stripe shape arranged with intervals and in parallel, and a second branch electrode connected to the plurality of first branch electrodes;
wherein the plurality of first branch electrodes and the second branch electrode of the connection electrode electrically connects the main electrode of the pixel electrode to the TFT.

US Pat. No. 10,338,439

TOUCH DETECTION USING COMMON ELECTRODES OF DISPLAY DEVICE

PARADE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD....

1. A method of detecting touch events using a display pixel array, comprising:a processing device coupled to the display pixel array including a plurality of display pixels, a plurality of display electrodes and a plurality of common electrodes, wherein each display pixel is disposed between a display electrode and a common electrode, and in a touch sensing state:
electrically coupling a first subset of the plurality of common electrodes to a capacitance sense circuit for touch detection;
driving the first subset of common electrodes with an integration voltage that varies by a first voltage variation at a predetermined slew rate;
driving a first subset of display electrodes corresponding to the first subset of common electrodes in a synchronous manner with the first subset of common electrodes, thereby reducing an impact of parasitic capacitance associated with the first subset of common electrodes, wherein each of the first subset of display electrodes is driven with an adjusted display voltage that varies by the first voltage variation at the predetermined slew rate; and
while driving the first subset of common electrodes and the first subset of display electrodes, measuring a capacitive sense signal associated with the first subset of common electrodes at an output of the capacitance sense circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,338,436

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CURVED LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND CURVED LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a curved liquid crystal display device, the method comprising:forming a polyimide alignment layer by disposing an alignment solution on one of a first substrate and a second substrate opposing to each other;
disposing a reactive mesogen between the first substrate and the second substrate;
disposing a liquid crystal compound between the first substrate and the second substrate;
forming an electric field between the first substrate and the second substrate;
irradiating first ultraviolet rays at the reactive mesogen; and
forming an alignment layer comprising the reactive mesogen polymerized by the first ultraviolet rays on one of the first substrate and the second substrate, on which the polyimide alignment layer is not formed.

US Pat. No. 10,338,434

BACK-LIGHT MODULE WITH INTERASSEMBLED SET OF FRAMES AND HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE BACK FRAME FORMING LIGHT-MIXING CHAMBER

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A back-light module comprising:a backboard comprising a substrate, a plurality of frame units and a lighting module, wherein each frame unit comprises four lateral ribs, each two adjacent lateral ribs perpendicularly connected with each other, the frame units are stacked and detachably assembled to each other form a height adjustable back frame, and the height adjustable back frame being assembled with the substrate to form a light-mixing chamber, a height of the light-mixing chamber is able to be changeable according to an amount of the frame units; and the substrate comprises a fixing surface, the fixing surface is a bottom surface of the light-mixing chamber, and the lighting module is fixed on the fixing surface of the substrate and located in the light-mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,338,432

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a backlight structure;
a first liquid-crystal layer disposed on the backlight structure;
a second liquid-crystal layer disposed on the first liquid-crystal layer;
a plurality of polarized layers located between the backlight structure and the first liquid-crystal layer, between the first liquid-crystal layer and the second liquid-crystal layer, and on the second liquid-crystal layer;
a plurality of condensation light-emitting elements disposed under the backlight structure; and
a plurality of diffusion light-emitting elements disposed under the backlight structure;
wherein the plurality of polarized layers have an extinction ratio, and the extinction ratio is in a range from 5000 to 50000;
wherein the display device comprises at least one curved section and at least one flat section, the plurality of condensation light-emitting elements are disposed in the curved section, and the plurality of diffusion light-emitting elements are disposed in the flat section.

US Pat. No. 10,338,431

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A liquid crystal display apparatus, comprising:a liquid crystal cell;
a first polarizer arranged on a back surface side of the liquid crystal cell;
a second polarizer arranged on a viewer side of the liquid crystal cell;
a cover sheet arranged directly on a viewer side of the second polarizer, the cover sheet having a transmission portion at a position corresponding to a display region of the liquid crystal cell;
a first optical compensation layer arranged on a viewer side of the cover sheet to cover the transmission portion, the first optical compensation layer having an Re(550) of from 100 nm to 180 nm; and
a third polarizer arranged on a viewer side of the first optical compensation layer,
wherein an angle formed by a slow axis direction of the first optical compensation layer and an absorption axis direction of the third polarizer is from 35° to 55° or from 125° to 145°, and
wherein the cover sheet only partially overlaps with the second polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,430

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A liquid crystal display apparatus, comprising:a liquid crystal cell;
a first polarizer arranged on a back surface side of the liquid crystal cell;
a second polarizer arranged on a viewer side of the liquid crystal cell;
a cover sheet arranged directly on a viewer side of the second polarizer, the cover sheet having an opening portion at a position corresponding to a display region of the liquid crystal cell; and
a third polarizer arranged on a viewer side of the cover sheet to cover the opening portion,
wherein the opening portion of the cover sheet is filled with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, and
wherein the cover sheet only partially overlaps with the second polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,428

QUANTUM DOT DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A manufacturing method of a quantum dot display apparatus, comprising the following steps:Step 1: a lower substrate is provided, and a black matrix is formed on the lower substrate;
Step 2: a quantum dot resin composition is coated on the lower substrate between the black matrix, pre-baking the lower substrate coated with the quantum dot resin composition to remove an organic solvent in the quantum dot resin composition;
Step 3: a red photoresist is applied on the quantum dot resin composition and the black matrix, excess red photoresist and excess quantum dot resin composition are removed by prebaking, exposing, and developing processes to bake and form a red sub-pixel region comprising a red photoresist layer and a first quantum dot resin composition layer disposed below the red photoresist layer;
Step 4: the quantum dot resin composition is further coated between the black matrix on the lower substrate, pre-baking the lower substrate coated with the quantum dot resin composition to remove the organic solvent in the quantum dot resin composition;
Step 5: a green photoresist is applied on the quantum dot resin composition and the black matrix, excess green photoresist and excess quantum dot resin composition are removed by prebaking, exposing, and developing processes to bake and form a green sub-pixel region comprising a green photoresist layer and a second quantum dot resin composition layer disposed below the green photoresist layer;
Step 6: a transparent organic photoresist is coated on the lower substrate and the black matrix to form a blue sub-pixel region, thus forming a color filter layer;
Step 7: a rear polarizing layer is set on the color filter layer, a lower alignment layer is formed on the polarizing layer, to finish the formation of a color filter substrate; and
Step 8: an array substrate is provided, and the color filter substrate and the array substrate are paired, a liquid crystal is filled to form a liquid crystal layer, a blue light backlight module is disposed in a bottom of the color filter substrate to produce the quantum dot display apparatus;
wherein in the steps 2 and 4, the quantum dot resin composition comprising surface modified red quantum dots, surface modified green quantum dots, alkali-soluble resins, solvents and dispersants;
wherein the material of the surface modified red quantum dots, surface modified green quantum dots comprising one or more than one material selected from the material of the II-VI family of semiconductor nano-materials, III-V family of semiconductor nano-materials, and IV-VI family of semiconductor nano-materials;
the alkali-soluble resin comprising styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer or aromatic acid (meth) acrylate half ester;
the solvent comprising one or more than one material selected from the material of formic acid, acetic acid, chloroform, acetone, butanone, fatty alcohols, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, diethylene glycol diethyl ether, ethyl acetate, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ?-butyrolactone, 3-ether acetate propionate, butyl carbitol, butyl carbitol, acetate, propylene glycol monomethyl ether, propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, cyclohexane, xylene, and isopropyl alcohol; and
the dispersant may be selected from amide-based polymer, modified polyurethane, modified polyacrylate, and silicone surfactant.

US Pat. No. 10,338,427

DISPLAY DEVICE

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A display device comprising:a light source that emits light;
a display panel that displays image; and
an optical sheet that transmits the light directed to the display panel,
the optical sheet including a first optical sheet having a latching component, and at least one second optical sheet at least partially contacting with the first optical sheet,
the at least one second optical sheet being sandwiched between the latching component and a specific portion of the first optical sheet other than the latching component,
the latching component having a free distal end and a proximal end that is connected to the specific portion of the first optical sheet and about which the latching component is bendable, and
the latching component pressing the at least one second optical sheet against the specific portion of the first optical sheet by a restoring force that acts on the latching component around the proximal end while the at least one second optical sheet is sandwiched between the latching component and the specific portion of the first optical sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,338,423

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a frame;
a display panel;
a backlight unit coupled to the frame and positioned at a rear of the display panel, wherein the backlight unit is configured to provide the display panel with light;
a side frame coupled to the frame; and
a light guide module positioned between the display panel and the side frame and comprising an outer side surface positioned to face an exterior of the display device and a shielding layer covering the outer side surface,
wherein the light guide module extends along the side frame and a gap is defined between a portion of the light guide module and the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,338,421

DISPLAY DEVICE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A display device, which comprises: a flexible substrate, and flexible substrate comprising an active area, and a non-active area surrounding the active area;the non-active area of the flexible substrate being disposed with a plurality of wires on array (WOA) electrically connected to the active area to provide driving signals to the active area;
the WOA being disposed on both front and back sides of the flexible substrate, wherein the WOA disposed on the back side of the flexible substrate having one end passing through a first hole disposed on the flexible substrate and extending to the front side to connect and receive driving signals and the other end passing through a second hole disposed on the flexible substrate and extending to the front side to electrically connected to the active area;
wherein the WOA disposed on the front side of the flexible substrate comprises a main section disposed on the front side and a first and a second terminal sections also disposed on the front side and respectively connected to two opposite ends of the main section and the WOA disposed on the back side of the flexible substrate comprises a main section that is disposed on the back side and a first terminal segment and a second terminal segment that are located on the front side and are respectively connected to two opposite ends of the main section through the first and second holes, respectively, wherein the main section and first and second terminal segments are arranged to stagger with respect to each other in an extension direction of the main section; and
wherein the first terminals of the wires on array that are disposed on both the front side and the back side are alternately arranged on the front sides in a first direction and second terminals of the wires on array that are disposed on both the front side and the back side are all connected to the active area of the display device; and wherein the main sections of the wires on array that are disposed on the front side of the flexible substrate are alternate with the main sections of the wires on array that are disposed on the back side of the flexible substrate in the first direction and also in a second direction that is different from the first direction, each of the main sections of the wires on array that are disposed on one of the front side and the back side being arranged to correspond to a space between two adjacent ones of the main sections of the wires on array that are disposed on the other one of the front side and the rear side.

US Pat. No. 10,338,420

FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION COMPONENT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A fingerprint identification component, comprising:a thin film transistor TFT array and a photovoltaic device array, the TFT array comprising a plurality of TFTs, the photovoltaic device array comprising a plurality of photovoltaic devices, the plurality of TFTs in the TFT array and the plurality of optoelectronic devices in the photovoltaic device array correspond to each other, and each TFT in the TFT array is electrically connected to a corresponding photovoltaic device; and
in any adjacent two TFTs in the TFT array, a virtual line connecting a center of a source electrode and a center of a drain electrode of a first TFT do not coincide with a virtual line connecting a center of a source electrode and a center of a drain electrode of a second TFT.

US Pat. No. 10,338,419

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a substrate;
a pixel portion comprising a pixel, the pixel comprising:
a first electrode over the substrate;
an insulating layer over the first electrode;
a second electrode over the insulating layer;
a liquid crystal layer over the second electrode; and
a third electrode over the liquid crystal layer,
a driver circuit electrically connected to the pixel portion; and
a controller electrically connected to the driver circuit,
wherein the first electrode is electrically connected to the third electrode,
wherein the controller is configured to select a first driving mode and a second driving mode,
wherein the controller is configured to rewrite an image data input to the pixel every first period in the first driving mode,
wherein the controller is configured to stop supplying of control signals to the driver circuit for a second period in the second driving mode,
wherein the second period is longer than the first period, and
wherein the first electrode and the third electrode are supplied with a same potential.

US Pat. No. 10,338,414

OPTICAL MODULATOR MODULE

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. An optical modulator module, comprising:a waveguide substrate in which an optical waveguide and a control electrode for controlling a light wave propagating through the optical waveguide are foiined;
a relay substrate which is disposed in a vicinity of the waveguide substrate and in which a DC bias wiring for supplying a DC bias voltage to the control electrode is formed; and
a package case which stores the waveguide substrate and the relay substrate,
wherein a loop of wire standing from the relay substrate to a position higher than a top surface of the waveguide substrate is provided in a part of the DC bias wiring, and
wherein the loop of wire is disposed inside the package case at a position within 10 mm from any one of locations where a solder is used.

US Pat. No. 10,338,408

METHOD FOR MAKING IMPROVED UV-ABSORBING OPHTHALMIC LENSES

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method for producing UV-absorbing contact lenses, comprising the steps of:(1) obtaining an ophthalmic lens;
(2) dipping the ophthalmic lens in a coating solution comprising an organic solvent and a UV-absorbing polymer for a period of time sufficient to form a UV-absorbing coating on the ophthalmic lens, wherein the coating solution comprises at least about 60% by weight of the organic solvent, wherein the UV-absorbing polymer comprises
a) UV-absorbing monomeric units,
b) covalently bound radical-initiating moieties,
c) and at least 50% by mole of carboxyl-containing monomeric units of at least one carboxyl-containing vinylic monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, C1-C12 alkylacrylic acid, N,N-2-acrylamidoglycolic acid, beta-methyl-acrylic acid (crotonic acid), alpha-phenyl acrylic acid, beta-acryloxy propionic acid, sorbic acid, angelic acid, cinnamic acid, 1-carobxy-4-phenyl butadiene-1,3, itaconic acid, citraconic acid, mesaconic acid, glutaconic acid, aconitic acid, maleic acid, fumaric acid, tricarboxy ethylene, and combinations thereof;
(3) rinsing the ophthalmic lens having the UV-absorbing coating thereon with water or with a mixture of water and at most about 50% by weight of an organic solvent; and
(4) irradiating, with a light source, the ophthalmic lens obtained in step (3) in the presence of a hydrophilic vinylic monomer or crosslinker to graft the UV-absorbing coating onto the ophthalmic lens.

US Pat. No. 10,338,407

DYNAMIC CONTEXTUAL VIDEO CAPTURE

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, a set of identifying information and a video stream from a contact lens;
determining, by one or more processors, whether to capture the video stream, wherein determining whether to capture the video stream is based on, at least one of, the user interest level exceeding a threshold and detection of a contextual identifier within the received video stream from the contact lens;
classifying, by one or more processors, the video stream into a category;
responsive to determining to capture the video stream, saving, by one or more processors, the video stream based on the classification category of the video stream; and
creating, by one or more processors, a new contextual identifier, wherein creating a new contextual identifier comprises:
identifying, by one or more processors, at least two incidences of the user deleting the saved video stream, subsequent to the saving the video stream, within a predetermined time,
deriving, by one or more processors, at least one common person, object, place and activity within each of the identified incidences, and
responsive to deriving at least one common person, object, place and activity within each of the identified incidences, determining, by one or more processors, a habitual pattern of the user deleting the saved video stream, subsequent to the saving of the video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,338,406

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A LENS BLANK INTENDED TO BE USED TO MANUFACTURE AN OPTICAL LENS

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. A method, implemented by a processor device and a memory in communication therewith, for determining a lens blank for manufacturing a finished optical article, the method comprises:determining virtual volume data based at least on finished optical article data representative of a volume of the finished optical article and over-thickness data representative of over-thickness requirements, the virtual volume data being determined so that the virtual volume defined by the virtual volume data includes the volume of the finished optical article and the over-thickness requirements;
generating information indicative of an orientation of the virtual volume based on at least one of i) manufacturing data relating to a manufacturing process to be used for at least part of a manufacturing of the finished optical article, and ii) the finished optical article data;
determining a lens blank based on said virtual volume data and on said information indicative of the orientation of said virtual volume so as to include the virtual volume defined by the virtual volume data; and
generating and storing, in the memory, lens blank data corresponding to said determined lens blank for manufacturing said finished optical article from a lens blank having properties consistent with the lens blank data.

US Pat. No. 10,338,405

EYEGLASSES EQUIPMENT INCLUDING A JOINT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH AN EYEGLASSES EQUIPMENT

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. Eyeglasses equipment including:a frame, and
at least one ophthalmic lens mounted into said frame,
wherein said eyeglasses equipment includes an interface that is situated between said frame and said lens and that is colored, and
wherein a face between said lens and said interface has a level of light absorption that is greater than the level of light absorption of a face between said lens and the internal face of said frame.

US Pat. No. 10,338,401

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, INSPECTION APPARATUS INCLUDING SUCH AN ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, INSPECTION METHOD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A non-transitory computer program product comprising instructions configured to cause a computing device to perform operations comprising:controlling a first spatial light modulator in an inspection device to spatially modulate a first radiation beam in accordance with a first programmable pattern; and
controlling a second spatial light modulator in the inspection device to spatially modulate a second radiation beam in accordance with a second programmable pattern;
wherein the controlling the first and second spatial light modulators implements a plurality of illumination modes, each illumination mode defining a specific combination of first and second programmable patterns, and
wherein the controlling the first spatial light modulator varies a polarization state of portions of the first radiation based on the first programmable pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,338,399

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHAPED GLASSES AND VIEWING 3D IMAGES

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. 3D viewing lens, comprising:a spectral filter operative to pass wavelengths of light of a first channel of a 3D image and block wavelengths of light of a second channel of the 3D image,
wherein a spectral property varies across the lens such that spectral property at a center of the lens is different from that spectral property toward an edge of the lens, so that the spectral property of the spectral filter is shifted toward longer wavelengths relative to wavelengths of light which the filter is intended to be operative.

US Pat. No. 10,338,398

INFLATABLE LIGHT BOX

Makitso USA, LLC, Staffo...

1. An inflatable light box, comprising:a first securing plate;
a second securing plate, having a first light source disposed thereon;
at least one interior cylinder having the first securing plate disposed on an upper end of the interior cylinder and the second securing plate disposed on a lower end of the at least one interior cylinder; and
an inflatable airbag disposed within each at least one interior cylinder; and
a decorative outer cover in which are disposed the at least one interior cylinder, the inflatable airbag, the first light source.

US Pat. No. 10,338,397

VEHICLE HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A vehicle head-up display (HUD) device comprising:a display unit divided into a first display area and a second display area;
a mirror configured to reflect a first image to the first display area;
a picture generation unit (PGU) configured to project the first image to the mirror; and
a control unit configured to adjust a projection distance and a magnification and control the PGU to output the first image to the first display area and to output a second image to the second display area,
wherein the first image is an virtual image, and the second image is an real image,
wherein the control unit is configured to correct distortion of the first image and then perform a control operation to output the first image to the first display area,
wherein the control unit is configured to adjust a projection distance and a magnification corresponding to a vehicle's speed and perform the control operation to output the first image to the first display area,
wherein the first image is magnified or reduced according to a viewing angle and a projection distance corresponding to a head motion and an eye box of a driver and then is displayed in the first display area.

US Pat. No. 10,338,390

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A CURVED EYEPIECE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:forming a lens blank, including:
molding a first blank body and a second blank body, including molding a step structure at a surface of the first blank body and a corresponding step structure at a surface of the second blank body and molding a facet of one of the first blank body and the second blank body;
forming an optical combiner structure at one of the step structures of the first blank body and the second blank body; and
bonding the surface of the first blank body to the surface of the second blank body, wherein respective molded surface portions of the step structure at the surface of the first blank body and the step structure at the surface of the second blank body are mated to one another within the lens blank;
coupling the lens blank to one or more blocking structures; and
forming an eyepiece from the lens blank, including:
depositing a filler material over the facet prior to the machining the first blank body;
removing at least a portion of the filler material during machining of the first blank body;
machining the first blank body to form a first surface of the eyepiece;
machining the second blank body to form a second surface of the eyepiece that is opposite the first surface, wherein one of the first surface and the second surface is a concave surface and the other of the first surface and the second surface is a convex surface;
polishing the first surface;
polishing the second surface; and
deblocking the eyepiece from the one or more blocking structures.

US Pat. No. 10,338,386

VEHICLE AND HEAD-UP DISPLAYING SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR THEREFOR

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, (CN...

1. A projector for a head-up displaying system, comprising:a displaying component configured to project an image, and
a three-mirror optical device positioned in an optical path of an emergent light of the displaying component, configured to reflect the image projected by the displaying component onto a front windshield such that the front windshield reflects the image to eyes of a driver, and comprising:
a zoom lens assembly, comprising a zoom lens for zooming in/out the image projected by the displaying component, and a first curvature adjusting component configured to adjust a curvature of the zoom lens;
an image quality compensation lens assembly, comprising an image quality compensation lens configured to compensate for an image quality distortion caused during a change of the curvature of the zoom lens, and a second curvature adjusting component configured to adjust a curvature of the image quality compensation lens; and
a front windshield compensation lens assembly, configured to compensate for an image distortion caused by the front windshield.

US Pat. No. 10,338,385

SHIFTED REALITY DISPLAY DEVICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING SYSTEM

1. A system for enhancing observable images and environments comprising:hardware capable of defining observation point(s) or region(s); and
hardware capable of blocking any of several areas of a screen to shade or intercept at least some light that would otherwise reach said observation point(s) or region(s),
hardware capable of creating light to produce virtual objects and effects,
hardware capable of re-routing environmental light passing through it, to produce a range of actual and virtual objects with a shifting perspective.

US Pat. No. 10,338,384

SPATIALLY SEPARATED EXIT PUPILS IN A HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A system, comprising:a frame;
a projection surface operably coupled to the frame, the projection surface comprising a holographic optical element; and
a projection system operably coupled to the frame, the projection system to project light from a plurality of entrance pupils to the projection surface, each of the plurality of entrance pupils comprising a first light beam having a first wavelength, a second light beam having a second wavelength, and a third light beam having a third wavelength, wherein the first wavelength is different from the second wavelength and the first and second wavelengths are different from the third wavelength, the holographic optical element to receive the light from the plurality of entrance pupils and reflect at least a portion of the light to a plurality of exit pupils, wherein the plurality of exit pupils comprise a first set of exit pupils corresponding to the first light beam having the first wavelength, a second set of exit pupils corresponding to the second light beam having the second wavelength, and a third set of exit pupils corresponding to the third light beam having the third wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,338,383

DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A display control device to control a head-up display that displays a virtual image of display information in a manner as to superimpose the virtual image on a scene outside a moving body, the display control device comprising:a type decider to decide types of display information;
a display controller to cause the head-up display to display the display information with the types decided by the type decider, in display areas of the head-up display, the display areas being provided for the individual types of display information, and to display guides indicating the individual display areas regardless of presence or absence of the display information;
a priority order setter to set a priority order of the individual types in accordance with content of the display information; and
a display size setter to set sizes of the individual display areas on a basis of the priority order of the individual types set by the priority order setter,
wherein the display controller changes sizes of the display areas and sizes of the display guides in accordance with the sizes set by the display size setter.

US Pat. No. 10,338,382

IN-VEHICLE DISPLAY SYSTEM

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An in-vehicle display system comprising:a first display device configured to irradiate, while a vehicle is operating in a manual driving mode, a first area of a windshield of the vehicle with a first light constituting a first image and to display the first image as a virtual image of the first image in front of the first area;
a second display device configured to display, while the vehicle is operating in an autonomous driving mode, a second image as a real image in a second area of the windshield that is wider than the first area; and
a control device configured to control the first display device and the second display device based on whether the vehicle is operating in the manual driving mode or the autonomous driving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,338,380

OPTICAL STACK AND OPTICAL SYSTEM

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An optical stack comprising:a first lens;
a second lens bonded to the first lens;
a retarder disposed on a major surface of at least one of the first and second lenses;
a partial reflector disposed on a major surface of at least one of the first and second lenses;
a reflective polarizer disposed on a major surface of at least one of the first and second lenses, the reflective polarizer being curved about two orthogonal axes and comprising at least one layer that is substantially optically biaxial at at least one first location on the at least one layer away from an optical axis of the optical stack and that is substantially optically uniaxial at at least one second location away on the at least one layer away from the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,338,378

MIRROR GROUP, IN PARTICULAR FOR A PICOPROJECTOR, COMPRISING MICROMIRRORS MADE USING THE MEMS TECHNOLOGY

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A package comprising:a first chip of semiconductor material including a first micromirror;
a second chip of semiconductor material including a second micromirror; and
a frame bent along a bending line, the frame including a first supporting portion and a second supporting portion, the first chip coupled to the first supporting portion and the second chip coupled to the second supporting portion, the first and second supporting portions arranged on opposite sides of the bending line of the frame and arranged angularly inclined with respect to each other, wherein the first micromirror is positioned to reflect a light beam at the second micromirror.

US Pat. No. 10,338,372

CARRIER FLUID COMPOUNDS AND DYE COMPOUNDS FOR ELECTROWETTING APPARATUS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electrowetting apparatus comprising:a fluid comprising:
(i) at least one dye compound with the formula:

wherein R5 is H;
R6 is an alkoxy group having the formula —O—Ra, wherein Ra is an alkyl group;
R8 is H;
R9 is:
an alkoxy group having the formula —O— Rd, wherein Rd is an alkyl group;
an amide group having the formula —NHC(?O)Re, wherein Re is an alkyl group;
a sulphonamide group having the formula —NH—S(?O)(?O)—Rf, wherein Rf is an alkyl group, or
an amidophosphate group having the formula —NH—P(?O)(—O—Rg)2, wherein Rg is independently an alkyl group,
R10 has the formula B-A-,
wherein B has the formula:

wherein R11 is H;
R13 is:
H,
a cyano group having the formula —CN,
an alkyl group Ri, or
a halogen atom;
R14 is:
H,
a cyano group having the formula —CN,
a nitro group having the formula —NO2, or
an alkoxy group having the formula —O— Rk, wherein Rk is an alkyl group;
a) R7 is:
N?N-Het1 wherein Het1 is a heterocyclic group;
R12 is:
H,
a cyano group having the formula —CN,
an alkoxy group having the formula —O—Rh, wherein Rh is an alkyl group,
an alkyl group Ri, or
a halogen atom;
R15 is:
a cyano group having the formula —CN,
or
b) R7 is:
an amino group having the formula —N(Rh)(Rc), wherein each of Rb and Rc is an alkyl group, or —N?N—Het1 wherein Het1 is a heterocyclic group;
R12 is:
a cyano group having the formula —CN,
R15 is:
a cyano group having the formula —CN;
or
c) R7 is:
an amino group having the formula —N(Rb)(Rc), wherein each of Rb and Rc is an alkyl group, or
—N?N—Het1 wherein Het1 is a heterocyclic group;
R12 is:
an alkoxy group having the formula —O—Rh, wherein Rh is an alkyl group,
R15 is:
a nitro group having the formula —NO2;
or
d) R7 is:
an amino group having the formula —N(Rb)(Rc), wherein each of Rb and Rc is an alkyl group;
R12 is:
H,
a cyano group having the formula —CN,
an alkoxy group having the formula —O—Rb, wherein Rb is an alkyl group,
an alkyl group Ri, or
a halogen atom;
R15 is:
a cyano group having the formula —CN;
wherein A is:
a single bond, or
a formula selected from the group consisting of:

wherein R16 is H;
R17 is:
H, or
an alkoxy group having the formula —O—Ro, wherein Ro is an alkyl group;
R18 is H;
R19 is:
H, or
an alkoxy group having the formula —O—Rp, wherein Rp is an alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,338,368

PHASE CONTRAST IMAGING

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A method for generating a phase gradient contrast image of an object with an optical device, the method comprising the following steps:sequentially illuminating the object from at least two illuminating directions, by activating respective light emitting diodes (LEDs) of an LED array, wherein a distance of each respective LED from the optical axis defines the corresponding illumination direction,
for each illuminating direction: capturing an intensity image of the object during the illumination from the respective illuminating direction,
the at least two illuminating directions in each case being assigned to a pair of illuminating directions,
combining, in the image space, original images which are based on the captured intensity images to generate a phase gradient contrast image of the object, and
applying an operator to the captured intensity images to obtain the original images, the operator comprising at least one of absolute value, square, or root of pixel values of the respective intensity image.

US Pat. No. 10,338,367

SCANNING MICROSCOPE WITH CONTROLLED VARIABLE MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A scanning microscope comprising:a charged particle beam source configured to output a charged particle beam to be emitted to a sample;
a detector configured to detect charged particles from the sample; and
a controller configured to control the charged particle beam source and the detector, wherein
the controller changes one or more variable parameters to determine a plurality of different parameter value sets, acquires a measurement result of a temporal change of absorption current in a target sample material under each of the plurality of different parameter value sets, and, based on the measurement results, selects a parameter value set for use in measurement of a target sample from the plurality of different parameter value sets.

US Pat. No. 10,338,366

CONFOCAL SCANNER, CONFOCAL MICROSCOPE, AND ILLUMINATION METHOD

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A confocal microscope comprising:a light source;
a confocal scanner;
a multimode optical fiber via which light from the light source is introduced into the confocal scanner;
a plurality of objectives that are selectively switchable; and
a controller,
wherein the confocal scanner includes:
a disk unit that includes a rotary disk; and
an optical system that irradiates the rotary disk with light from an emission end face of the multimode optical fiber and that projects the emission end face of the multimode optical fiber onto the rotary disk,
wherein the optical system includes at least one moving lens for changing, in an adjustable manner, a projection magnification at which the emission end face is projected onto the rotary disk, the at least one moving lens being movable in a direction of an optical axis of the optical system, and
wherein the controller controls movement of the at least one moving lens in accordance with a change in a total magnification of the confocal microscope.

US Pat. No. 10,338,363

ENVIRONMENTALLY-SEALED REFRACTIVE LIGHTING OPTIC

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An environmentally-sealed refractive lighting optic comprising:a single light-emitting diode (LED) printed circuit card comprising a plurality of LED components; and
a single, refractive optic element retained directly to the LED printed circuit card in a self-sealing manner without mechanical fasteners, wherein the refractive optic element is configured to environmentally seal the LED components on the LED printed circuit card, and wherein an inner surface of the refractive optic element is spaced apart from the plurality of LED components by a void space.

US Pat. No. 10,338,361

IMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEM, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND CAMERA SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An imaging optical system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising:a first lens group having negative optical power;
a second lens group having positive optical power;
a third lens group having negative optical power; and
a fourth lens group having negative optical power,
wherein
a lens disposed closest to the object side in the second lens group has a concave surface directed toward the object side,
a lens disposed closest to the object side in the fourth lens group has positive optical power, and
each distance between the lens groups changes when zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end on photographing.

US Pat. No. 10,338,360

ZOOM LENS SYSTEM

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LT...

1. A zoom lens system comprising a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive intermediate lens group, and a negative image-side lens group, in that order from the object side,wherein upon zooming from the short focal length extremity to the long focal length extremity, a distance between said first lens group and said second lens group increases, and a distance between said second lens group and said intermediate lens group decreases,
wherein said image-side lens group consists of two lens elements, and
wherein the following conditions (1), (2) and (3?) are satisfied:
?6.0 ?5.4 and
0.3 f2 designates the focal length of said second lens group,
fIMG designates the focal length of the image-side lens group,
D2 designates a distance along the optical axis between the surface closest to the image side on said second lens group and the surface closest to the object side on said intermediate lens group, at the short focal length extremity, and
fw designates the focal length of the entire zoom lens system at the short focal length extremity.

US Pat. No. 10,338,359

ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS USING THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A zoom lens comprising, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, and a rear group including a plurality of lens units, whereinintervals between the adjacent lens units are changed during zooming,
in the rear group, a lens unit Lp having a positive refractive power is arranged closest to an image side, a lens unit Ln having a negative refractive power is arranged on the object side of and adjacent to the lens unit Lp, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power is arranged closest to the object side,
the aperture stop does not move for zooming, but the second lens unit and the lens unit Ln move during zooming,
the first lens unit consists of, in order from the object side to the image side, a negative lens, a positive lens, a positive lens, and a positive lens, and
the zoom lens satisfies the following conditional expressions:
?6.00 ?1.80 where f2 denotes a focal length of the second lens unit, fn denotes a focal length of the lens unit Ln, M2 denotes a movement amount of the second lens unit during zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, and Mn denotes a movement amount of the lens unit Ln during zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end.

US Pat. No. 10,338,358

OPTICAL ZOOM WITH MOVABLE PUPIL

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. An optical zoom including a movable iris pupil that moves according to a movement law, wherein the zoom includes:four successive groups of lenses, the first group and the fourth group being fixed, the second group and the third group being movable and placed between the first and fourth groups, the first group being a divergent group, the second group being a convergent group, the third group being a divergent group, and the fourth group being a convergent group,
the iris being located in the second group or between the second group and the third group or in the third group or between the third group and the fourth group, the diameter of the iris varying according to a variation law, depending on the movement law of the movable pupil so as to preserve a constant aperture,
a movable stop, said movable stop moving according to a second movement law, the diameter of this stop varying according to a second variation law, depending on the second movement law of said movable stop, and
wherein during the movements of the movable pupil and the movable stop, the variations in the diameter of the pupil and of the stop are such that beyond a certain movement, the pupil becomes the stop and the stop becomes the pupil.

US Pat. No. 10,338,357

VARIABLE-POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM, OPTICAL DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VARIABLE-POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM

Nikon Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A variable magnification optical system comprising, in order from an object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power, and at least one lens group;upon varying magnification, an interval between the first lens group and a lens group at an image side of the first lens group and adjacent thereto being varied;
the first lens group comprising a focusing lens group which is moved along the optical axis for focusing; and
the following conditional expression being satisfied:
0.6

US Pat. No. 10,338,356

PROJECTION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PROJECTION TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A projection optical system that projects images displayed by image display elements provided on a conjugate plane on a reduction side onto a conjugate plane on a magnification side as a magnified image, consisting of, in order from the reduction side to the magnification side along an optical path:a first optical system constituted by a plurality of lenses that forms an image displayed by the image display elements as an intermediate image; and
a second optical system constituted by a plurality of lenses that focuses the intermediate image on the magnification side conjugate plane; and
the first optical system and the second optical system have a common optical axis;
the intermediate image is configured such that a peripheral portion of the intermediate image has more field curvature toward the first optical system than a center of the intermediate image;
a surface most toward the magnification side in the first optical system is a concave surface;
a surface most toward the reduction side in the second optical system is a convex surface; and
the projection optical system has a full angle of view equal to 135° or greater;
in which Conditional Formulae (2) and (4-1a) below being satisfied:
0.125 5.0 wherein Im? is an effective image diameter at the reduction side, TL2 is a distance along the optical axis from the surface most toward the reduction side in the second optical system to a surface most toward the magnification side in the second optical system, Bf is a back focus of the projection optical system, and f is a focal length of the projection optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,338,355

LENS ASSEMBLY

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. A lens assembly, comprising:at least five lens elements, wherein one lens element closest to an imaged object of the lens elements is a first lens element, which is made of an electromagnetic radiation absorbing material and has an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof;
wherein an average transmittance of the electromagnetic radiation absorbing material for electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in a range of 750 nm to 1100 nm is T_750, an average transmittance of the electromagnetic radiation absorbing material for electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in a range of 350 nm to 700 nm is T_700, an f-number of the lens assembly is Fno, and the following conditions are satisfied:
50% T_700<20%; and
1.40

US Pat. No. 10,338,354

ACHROMATIC ANASTIGMATIC ANAMORPHIC OBJECTIVE

COHERENT, INC., Santa Cl...

1. Optical apparatus comprisingat least first, second, third, and fourth lasers delivering respectively first, second, third, and fourth component laser-beams at respectively first, second, third, and fourth wavelengths;
a beam combiner arranged to combine the first, second, third, and fourth component laser-beams into a combined beam; and
an objective lens including only three singlet optical elements arranged to receive the combined laser-beam and focus the combined laser-beam such that the component laser-beams thereof are all focused about in a common focal plane, wherein the three singlet optical elements are first, second, and third single optical elements arranged in sequential order along the propagation direction of the combined laser beam, said first and second singlet optical elements are cylindrical elements and the third singlet optical element is a spherical element.

US Pat. No. 10,338,345

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, in order along an optical axis from an object side to an image side, comprising:a first lens having refractive power;
a second lens having refractive power;
a third lens having refractive power;
a fourth lens having positive refractive power;
a fifth lens having negative refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of the five lenses with refractive power; each lens among the first lens to the fifth lens has an object-side surface, which faces the object side, and an image-side surface, which faces the image side;
wherein the optical image capturing system satisfies:
1.0?f/HEP?10;
0.5?HOS/f?30;
0 0.5?SETP/STP <1;
where f is a focal length of the optical image capturing system; HEP is an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system; HOS is a distance in parallel with the optical axis between the object-side surface of the first lens and the image plane; InTL is a distance in parallel with the optical axis from the object-side surface of the first lens to the image-side surface of the fifth lens; PhiA5 is a maximum effective diameter of the image-side surface of the fifth lens; HOI is a maximum height for image formation perpendicular to the optical axis on the image plane; ETP1, ETP2, ETP3, ETP4, and ETP5 are respectively a thickness at a height of ½ HEP of the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, and the fifth lens, wherein the height of ½ HEP determines that a vertical distance from the optical axle is ½ HEP; ½ HEP is smaller than or equal to a maximum effective half diameter of any surface among the first lens to the fifth lens; SETP is a sum of the aforementioned ETP1 to ETP5; TP1, TP2, TP3, TP4, and TP5 are respectively a thickness of the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, and the fifth lens on the optical axis; STP is a sum of the aforementioned TP1 to TP5.

US Pat. No. 10,338,339

LENS MODULE

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A lens module including:a lens barrel including a first barrel wall forming an optical aperture and a second barrel wall bending and extending from the first barrel wall, the second barrel wall including a first inner wall and a first outer wall opposite to the first inner wall;
at least one lens arranged in the lens barrel, the lens including a side wall connecting an object side and an image side, a part of the side wall from the lens attaching to the first inner wall;
a gap formed between another part of the side wall and the first inner wall; wherein
a size of the part forming the gap between the side wall and the first inner wall along a direction of an optical axis accounts for at least one-half of the total height of the side wall;
a part of the side wall where the side wall is attached to the first inner wall is an attached part, and a part of the side wall in which there is the gap between the side wall and the first inner wall is a non-attached part, and a size of the attached part of the side wall along a direction parallel to the optical axis is less than or equal to one third of a size of the entire side wall along the direction parallel to the optical axis;
a part of the non-attached part is Lambertian surface.

US Pat. No. 10,338,333

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INSERTING AN OPTICAL FIBER ONTO A BOBBIN

Conductix Wampfler France...

1. A device for inserting an optical fiber through a port arranged in a rim of a bobbin, comprising, along a direction in which the optical fiber runs:a system configured for moving the optical fiber;
a tool configured for cutting the optical fiber; and
a first optical fiber-guiding element comprising a slot, a base of which defines a curve between an inlet facing the moving system and an outlet configured to face the port in the rim of the bobbin.

US Pat. No. 10,338,321

LARGE SCALE STEERABLE COHERENT OPTICAL SWITCHED ARRAYS

Analog Photonics LLC, Bo...

1. An optical structure comprising:a light source;
a plurality of optical emitters;
an optical power distribution network optically connecting the light source to the plurality of optical emitters, said optical power distribution network including a plurality of individually controllable switches;
wherein said switches are configured such that optical power emitted from the light source that enters the optical power distribution network will be emitted from a single one of the plurality of optical emitters;
wherein a portion of the emitted optical power is subsequently reflected by an object;
wherein the reflected optical power portion is received by the single one of the emitters; and
wherein the received reflected optical power is conveyed in an optical path of the distribution network, said received optical power path is the same as but in a reverse direction to an emitted optical path that the emitted optical power traversed from the light source to the one emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,338,310

LIGHT TRANSMITTABLE AND TISSUE INTEGRABLE BIOFIBER DEVICE

LUKE LU, San Diego, CA (...

1. A light transmittable and tissue integrable biofiber device, comprising:a plurality of biofibers consisting a single bare fiber or a single constructed fiber, the single constructed fiber consisting a core layer and either a single cladding layer or a plurality of cladding layers, the cladding layer cladding and fusing a circumferential surface around the core layer;
wherein each of the plurality of biofibers comprises a light receiving end and a light emitting end, a light radiates through the light receiving end and the light is emitted from the light emitting end;
wherein the biofiber device has a light receiving part and a light emitting part, and both the light receiving part and the light emitting part is made of plurality of biofibers;
wherein the biofiber device further comprises an adhesive polymer provided within the plurality of biofibers, made out of a thermosetting polymer or a biodegradable thermoplastic polymer;
wherein each of the plurality of biofibers is made of a bioabsorbable material, a semi-absorbable material or a non-bioabsorbable material;
wherein a well is formed by an etching method in the core layer to allow cell culturing and chemical carriage; and
wherein the biofiber is a woven fiber structure comprising a center fiber shaft and multiple braided fiber shafts interlaced-knitted around the center fiber shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,338,301

LIGHTING SYSTEM

Novomatic AG, Gumpoldski...

1. A lighting device comprising:a lighting panel having a flat front surface, a flat rear surface and a peripheral narrow side edge,
a housing supporting the lighting panel and surrounding at least a portion of the peripheral narrow side edge of the lighting panel,
at least one light source, assigned to a narrow side of the lighting panel, for coupling light into the lighting panel,
an emission panel having a flat rear surface oriented adjacent the lighting panel front surface, and a front surface and side edge, not surrounded by the housing, for emitting light, and
a reflector facing a flat rear surface of the lighting panel, wherein at least one of:
a) the flat rear surface of the lighting panel facing the reflector, and
b) an intermediate layer between the reflector and the lighting panel, is provided with a surface structure,
wherein the surface structure is embodied as a line grid made of continuous, crossing grid lines; and
wherein a narrow side, extending across at least one of the flat side of the light panel, and the emission panel, form a light exit or emission surface.

US Pat. No. 10,338,294

CROSS RUNNER LIGHT FIXTURE

Southpac Trust Internatio...

1. A light fixture configured to mount on a suspended ceiling grid and mechanically function as a cross runner, the light fixture comprising:a light guide configured for the transmission of light through total internal reflection, the light guide comprising:
one or more front side surfaces wherein each front side surface comprises two opposing ends, wherein each opposing end comprises an indentation;
one or more back sides;
at least one edge configured for coupling with a light source;
light extracting features configured on at least a portion of one of the one or more front side surfaces;
tabs configured on both opposing ends of the light fixture, wherein the tabs are configured to engage with corresponding slots in a T-bar, such that after installation the light fixture will perform similar mechanical functions as a cross runner; and
wherein all or a portion of the indentations of opposing ends of the front side surfaces of the light guide are configured for engaging with, or being disposed in close proximity above a corresponding inner surface of a main runner in a suspended ceiling grid, and a portion of the one or more back sides of the light guide are configured to engage with, or be disposed in close proximity below a portion of the front side of one or more ceiling tiles of the suspended ceiling grid after installation of the light fixture in the suspended ceiling grid.

US Pat. No. 10,338,292

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE, BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Radiant Opto-Electronics ...

1. A light guide plate, comprising:a main body, comprising:
a light incident surface;
an end portion having a first inclined surface and a second inclined surface, wherein a thickness of one end near the light incident surface of the end portion is greater than the other end of the end portion; and
a light guide portion connected to the end portion, wherein the light guide portion has a first optical surface and a second optical surface opposite to the first optical surface, and the first optical surface is connected to the first inclined surface, and the second optical surface is connected to the second inclined surface;
a plurality of first strip structures, wherein each of the first strip structures is disposed on the first optical surface, and each of the first strip structures is connected to a first bottom edge of the first inclined surface, and an extending direction of each first strip structure is vertical to the light incident surface; and
a plurality of second strip structures, wherein each of the second strip structures is disposed on the second optical surface, and each of the second strip structures is connected to a second bottom edge of the second inclined surface, and an extending direction of each second strip structure is vertical to the light incident surface;
wherein an inherent type, an arrangement manner or an arrangement position of the first strip structures is different from an inherent type, an arrangement manner or an arrangement position of the second strip structures.

US Pat. No. 10,338,287

INFRARED-REJECTING OPTICAL PRODUCTS HAVING PIGMENTED COATINGS

Southwall Technologies In...

1. An optical product comprising:a) a polymeric substrate, provided with an infrared-reflective metal layer on an outer surface thereof that is subject to oxidation;
b) a protective coating, comprising one or more of a metal oxide or a metal nitride, deposited directly on the infrared-reflective metal layer using chemical or physical vapor deposition; and
c) a composite pigment coating, deposited on the protective coating, comprising at least a first layer and a second layer, at least one of which layers comprises a first pigment, wherein each of the first layer and the second layer includes a binding group component which together form a complementary binding group pair,
wherein the first layer and the second layer together form a layer-by-layer bilayer, and
wherein the composite pigment coating comprises a plurality of layer-by-layer bilayers, each of which bilayers may be the same or different than the bilayer formed from the first layer and the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,286

MULTI-BAND COLOR VISION FILTERS AND METHOD BY LP-OPTIMIZATION

ENCHROMA, INC., Berkeley...

1. A multi-band optical filter for affecting color vision, the filter comprising:a plurality of pass-bands and stop-bands partitioning the visible spectrum, including,
three or more pass-bands interleaved with two or more stop-bands, wherein
each pass-band has a center, a width, a lower band boundary equal to the center minus half the width, an upper band boundary equal to the center plus half the width, and a mean transmittance,
each stop-band has a center, a width, a lower band boundary equal to the center minus half the width, an upper band boundary equal to the center plus half the width, and a mean transmittance,
the lower band boundary of each interleaved stop-band is the same as the upper band boundary of an adjacent pass-band,
the upper band boundary of each interleaved stop-band is the same as the lower band boundary of an adjacent pass-band,
each pass-band is located between 400 nanometers and 700 nanometers and each pass-band width is between 10 and 110 nanometers,
each stop-band is located between 410 nanometers and 690 nanometers and each of the interleaved stop-bands has a width between 10 and 80 nanometers and each of the interleaved stop-bands has a mean transmittance that is less than one half of the mean transmittance of an adjacent pass-band, and
the spectral transmittance of a shoulder on the short wavelength side of the longest wavelength pass-band between 580 nanometers and 610 nanometers is at least one fifth of the luminous transmittance of the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,338,284

OPTICAL OBJECTIVE WITH ENLARGEMENT OF THE EXIT PUPIL BY MEANS OF A DIFFRACTIVE ELEMENT WITH A LENTICULE COMPRISING AN IRREGULAR FEATURE

VISION ENGINEERING LIMITE...

1. An optical instrument for producing an optical image to be viewed by an observer at a viewing plane, the optical instrument comprising:an optical system for producing an optical image of an object which is viewable by an observer at an exit pupil; and
a diffractive element located at an image plane of the optical system for producing an array of the exit pupils, which are perceivable as a single, enlarged exit pupil by the observer;
wherein the diffractive element comprises a surface which has an array of diffractive units, each of which generates one of the exit pupils of the array of exit pupils, the diffractive units each comprising a lenticule, which is effective to produce diffractive interference of light and generate a plurality of exit pupils which are displaced relative to one another in the form of an array of exit pupils, the lenticules each comprising an irregular feature having a plurality of surfaces;
wherein the diffractive units are disposed progressively radially outwardly from the optical axis of the diffractive element and configured progressively to provide for an increasing angular offset, such that, independent of location on the aperture of the diffractive element and without any relay lens arrangement between the diffractive element and the viewing plane, light from the received image is relayed to a common region on the viewing plane across the aperture of the diffractive element.

US Pat. No. 10,338,283

COMPOSITE GLUE COATING DEVICE AND PREPARATION METHOD FOR FANCY REFLECTIVE MATERIAL USING THE SAME

Hangzhou Chinastars Refle...

1. A composite glue coating device comprising:a composite glue roller;
a glue coating roller;
a glue sink device; and
a glue scrapping device, wherein the composite glue roller and the glue coating roller are arranged as a clamping roller set and a bead planting film passing interval is formed between the composite glue roller and the glue coating roller, the glue scrapping device is connected with a scraper of the glue coating roller, a plurality of glue moving grooves are evenly distributed on the glue coating roller, the glue coating roller is connected with the glue sink device and is glue immersed, the glue coating roller rotates to transfer the glue inside the glue sink device into the glue moving grooves, and to coat the plating layer of the bead planting film with the glue inside the glue moving grooves;
wherein a tangent plane included angle between the glue scrapping device and the roller surface of the glue coating roller is a=15±1°.

US Pat. No. 10,338,274

COMPUTER RADAR BASED PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE ERRORS BASED ON PRECIPITATION GAUGE MEASUREMENTS

The Climate Corporation, ...

1. A digital computing system comprising:a memory storing one or more instructions;
one or more processors configured to execute the one or more instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause performance of:
receiving over a network at the digital computing system, first electronic digital data comprising a first plurality of values representing precipitation gauge measurements at a plurality of gauge locations;
obtaining second electronic digital data comprising a second plurality of values representing radar based precipitation estimates at the plurality of gauge locations;
for each radar based precipitation estimate value at the plurality of gauge locations:
identifying one or more corresponding precipitation gauge measurement values of the first plurality of values representing precipitation gauge measurements;
computing a gauge radar differential value for the radar based precipitation estimate based, at least in part, on one or more corresponding precipitation gauge measurement values of the first plurality of values representing precipitation gauge measurements and the radar based precipitation estimate value;
storing the gauge radar differential value with location data identifying a corresponding location of the plurality of gauge locations;
obtaining a particular radar based precipitation estimate at a non-gauge location;
for each gauge location of the plurality of gauge locations, computing a correlation distance value comprising a distance of computed in at least three dimensions, two of the at least three dimensions comprising physical distances and one of the at least three dimensions comprising a difference in precipitation intensity between the gauge location and the non-gauge location or a difference in distance from a source of a corresponding radar based precipitation estimate between the gauge location and the non-gauge location;
determining that one or more particular gauge radar differential values at one or more particular gauge locations of the plurality of gauge locations correspond to the particular radar based precipitation estimate at the non-gauge location, the determining comprising identifying a subset of the plurality of gauge locations that have lower correlation distance values than remaining gauge locations of the plurality of gauge locations and selecting the one or more particular gauge locations from the subset of the plurality of gauge locations;
computing a particular radar based precipitation estimate error at the non-gauge location based, at least in part, on the one or more particular gauge radar differential values at the one or more particular gauge locations and one or more distances between the non-gauge location and the one or more particular gauge locations;
causing displaying, on a client computing device, the particular radar based precipitation estimate and the particular radar based precipitation estimate error at the non-gauge location.

US Pat. No. 10,338,273

ADJUSTABLE KARST UNDERGROUND WATER AND SOIL LOSS SIMULATION APPARATUS

Guizhou Normal University...

1. An adjustable simulation apparatus for simulating karst underground water and soil loss, comprisinga simulated earth surface layer positioned on an upper part of the apparatus and a simulated underground layer positioned on a lower part of the apparatus; wherein
the simulated earth surface layer comprises a surface runoff region, a vegetation buffer layer, a rainfall simulation device, a bare rock-soil layer, a ponor, a slope adjuster and permeable layers; the simulated underground layer comprises an underground river emergence point, a water receiving port, a glass perspective plate, a movable chassis and a waterproof base layer;
the surface runoff region is positioned at an inner side of the apparatus; the vegetation buffer layer is distributed sporadically on the bare rock soil layer; the rainfall simulation device is positioned at the uppermost end of the apparatus; the slope adjuster is positioned below the permeable layers and adjusts a slope of the permeable layers to be 0-15 degrees according to a simulation need; and the water receiving port is connected with the movable chassis such that the movable chassis and the water receiving port are removably attached to the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,338,272

ESTIMATING SOIL PROPERTIES WITHIN A FIELD USING HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING

The Climate Corporation, ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:using a soil preprocessing module in a server computer system, receiving one or more soil spectrum data records from hyperspectral sensors that represent a mean soil spectrum of a specific geo-location of a specified area of land;
using the soil preprocessing module, removing interference signals from the one or more soil spectrum data records to create one or more soil spectral bands, wherein the interference signals include at least one of a baseline drift effect, particle deviation, and surface heterogeneity;
using a soil regression module, predicting a plurality of soil property datasets based upon the one or more soil spectral bands;
using the soil regression module, selecting one or more specific soil property datasets from the plurality of soil property datasets to represent soil properties of the specific geo-location, based on a quality score, wherein the specific soil property datasets include property data and spectral band data for spectral bands used to determine the property data
using the soil regression module, sending the one or more specific soil property datasets to a soil database repository for generating a crop prescription that includes a recommended hybrid seed line or population density.

US Pat. No. 10,338,260

METAL DETECTION APPARATUS AND METAL DETECTION METHOD

ANRITSU INFIVIS CO., LTD....

1. A metal detection apparatus for detecting foreign metal being contained in an article which is an inspection object, the metal detection apparatus comprising:a table for placing the article;
magnetic field generation means for generating a magnetic field for inspection over an upper surface with a predetermined largeness of the table on which the article is placed from a lower region of the table which overlaps the upper surface;
a magnetic sensor portion comprising at least one magnetic sensor and which is disposed in the lower region of the table and detects a near magnetic field with a sensing area narrower than the lower region;
scanning means for moving a location of the magnetic sensor portion from a first stand-by position to a second stand-by position so that the sensing area of the magnetic sensor portion covers the entire lower region of the table; and
determination means for determining presence or absence of the foreign metal being contained in the article placed on the table on the basis of a change in a magnetic field being detected by the magnetic sensor portion being moved by the scanning means.

US Pat. No. 10,338,252

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR BUILDING MULTIPLE EQUIPROBABLE COHERENT GEOMETRICAL MODELS OF THE SUBSURFACE

Emerson Paradigm Holding ...

12. A method for identifying erroneous points in a subsurface geological model of the subsurface of the Earth, the method comprising:receiving geological data representing a current configuration of the subsurface of the Earth, wherein said geological data is seismic data produced in a three-dimensional field by a transmitter emitting seismic waves that reflect at geological discontinuities throughout the subsurface of the Earth and a receiver receiving the reflected seismic waves that correspond to the seismic waves output by the transmitter;
determining a set of data points of the subsurface geological model at which a geological-time of deposition has a maximum or minimum value in a set of local regions in a studied geological domain;
displaying the subsurface geological model on a user interface, wherein the subsurface geological model comprises symbols visually indicating on a display that each data point in the determined set of data points has a maximum or minimum value of the geological-time of deposition;
accepting input from a user, via a user interface, to refine the set of data points by adding or removing data points in the set of data points; and
displaying a subsurface geological model of the subsurface of the Earth generated using the refined set of data points.

US Pat. No. 10,338,246

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MICROSEISMIC EVENT WAVEFRONT ESTIMATION

Seismic Innovations, Men...

1. A method of analyzing a microseismic event, comprising:receiving a plurality of traces associated with the microseismic event that were respectively generated by a plurality of sensors disposed underground;
processing the plurality of traces to obtain a respective plurality of sets of samples that are time-aligned in accordance with a respective estimate of arrival time of a wavefront associated with the microseismic event at each of the plurality of sensors; and
decomposing the plurality of sets of samples into a respective plurality of sets of one or more basis waveform shapes and corresponding sensor weights to form an estimate of the wavefront at the sensors while suppressing background noise associated with the traces,
wherein the plurality of traces are associated with a microseismic survey of a subsurface region, and wherein the estimate of the wavefront associated with the microseismic event assists in analyzing the microseismic survey.

US Pat. No. 10,338,243

INTERPRETATION OF SEISMIC SURVEY DATA USING SYNTHETIC MODELLING

Foster Findlay Associates...

1. A computer implemented method for generating an enhanced visual representation of a zone of interest from 3D seismic data to improve seismic data and mapping accuracy of subterranean layers of the zone of interest, where effects of varying petrophysical properties, including stratigraphic thickness and water/hydrocarbon saturation, on spectral interference patterns would otherwise result in an inaccurate mapping, the method comprising the steps of:(a) obtaining the 3D seismic data set from a predetermined region;
(b) selecting the zone of interest from said 3D seismic data set;
(c) determining a frequency spectrum of said zone of interest;
(d) performing a spectral decomposition into magnitude responses of a plurality of predetermined frequencies for said frequency spectrum;
(e) generating a synthetic model representative of said zone of interest defined in a four dimensional space, wherein a first variable parameter is defined in a first dimension of said four dimensional space, and a second variable parameter is defined in at least one of a second and third dimension of said four dimensional space, wherein the first variable parameter is stratigraphic thickness and the second variable parameter is water/hydrocarbon saturation, and wherein a third variable parameter is defined in a fourth dimension of said four dimensional space, the third variable being adapted to provide a change of said magnitude responses of said zone of interest within a predetermined time period;
(f) performing seismic modelling for said synthetic model on a frequency band that matches that of the 3D seismic data set, generating a synthetic seismic data set representing a seismic response of said synthetic model;
(g) determining a frequency spectrum of said synthetic seismic data set and performing spectral decomposition of said frequency spectrum into magnitude responses of a plurality of predetermined frequencies;
(h) calibrating said synthetic model using petrophysical measurements indicative of the petrophysical properties of said zone of interest, the calibrating including correlating seismic reflection strength to the water/hydrocarbon saturation of the zone of interest given the petrophysical measurements;
(i) projecting said frequency spectrum of said synthetic seismic data set onto a horizon or slice of said synthetic model;
(j) generating a parameter cross plot of the magnitude responses of said projected frequency spectrum with respect to values of said first variable parameter and said second variable parameter that corresponds to the projection onto the horizon or slice;
(k) identifying correlations between points of the cross plot and magnitude response values of the spectral decomposition of said zone of interest of said 3D seismic data set;
(l) assigning, based on said identified correlations, values of said first and said second variable parameter to said zone of interest of said 3D seismic data set; and
(m) generating the enhanced visual representation of the zone of interest of the 3D seismic data set according to the identified correlations, the enhanced visual representation providing improved accuracy of the 3D seismic data set with respect to the stratigraphic thickness and the water/hydrocarbon saturation.

US Pat. No. 10,338,229

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SECURE TIMING AND POSITION SYNCHRONIZATION FROM GNSS

ACCUBEAT, LTD., Jerusale...

1. A securing interface apparatus to be inserted between a GNSS antenna and a first, unsecured, GNSS receiver fed by said antenna, for providing immunity against spoofing or jamming or interrupting of the timing provided by said first unsecured GNSS receiver, said securing interface apparatus comprising:a) a second GNSS receiver, fed by said antenna and including a local oscillator and being immune against spoofing or jamming of timing, for outputting trusted timing and the last GNSS data, said second GNSS receiver including a detection module which is adapted to analyze raw RF signals received from GNSS satellites and verify the signals integrity and authenticity;
b) a GNSS Simulator, fed by said trusted timing and GNSS data, said GNSS Simulator is adapted to:
b.1) as long as said received GNSS data is found authentic, allowing said received GNSS data to reach the input of said first, unsecured, GNSS receiver;
b.2) upon detecting that said received GNSS data is not authentic, produce, using the output of said local oscillator and at least a portion of the last GNSS data, redundant simulated RF GNSS signals mimicking raw RF signals received from GNSS satellites; and
b.3) transmit said redundant simulated RF GNSS to the input of said first, unsecured, GNSS receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,338,226

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COUNTERING SATELLITE-NAVIGATED MUNITIONS

COUNTER ECHO SOLUTIONS LL...

1. An electronic jamming system comprising:a processor; and
a memory with instructions stored thereon that when executed by the processor are operable for:
receiving information from an incoming object detector, wherein the information comprises data regarding an incoming object,
processing the information received from the incoming object detector, and
sending a command for an antenna to emit a jamming signal to disrupt a SATNAV broadcast signal potentially received by the incoming object.

US Pat. No. 10,338,220

INTEGRATED LIGHTING AND LIDAR SYSTEM

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A LIDAR system comprising:a power source;
a processor coupled to the power source and configured to supply power and generate a driving current;
a gallium and nitrogen containing laser diode configured to be driven by the driving current to emit a first light with a first peak wavelength;
a wavelength conversion member configured to receive at least partially the first light to reemit a second light with a second peak wavelength that is longer than the first peak wavelength and to combine a portion of the first light with the second light to produce a white light;
a beam shaper coupled to the wavelength conversion member to receive the white light to generate an illumination source;
the LIDAR system further comprising a first sensing light signal based on the first peak wavelength;
at least a first beam projector coupled to the beam shaper and configured to direct at least partially the white light to illuminate one or more target objects or areas and to transmit respectively the first sensing light signal for mapping a remote area including the one or more target objects or areas and their surroundings; and
a detector configured to detect reflected signals of the first sensing light signal to generate a first image of the one or more target objects or areas.

US Pat. No. 10,338,214

MODULAR IMAGING SYSTEM

Evolv Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of antenna panels comprising an array of antenna elements including at least two antenna elements separated by a spacing more than a half wavelength, the plurality of antenna panels are configurable to be spatially arranged and oriented with respect to one another to measure radar returns of an observation volume for a target;
an optical sensor having a field of view overlapping the observation volume and for measuring an optical image; and
at least one data processor forming part of at least one computing system and adapted to receive data characterizing the optical image and the radar returns, determine a spatial location of the target using the data characterizing the optical image, determine a sparsity constraint using the determined spatial location of the target, and construct a radar return image of the target using the determined sparsity constraint and the radar returns, wherein the spatial location of the target defines empty voxels and voxels in which the target is present.

US Pat. No. 10,338,212

GOLF SWING ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND METHOD

UCOMM TECHNOLOGY, CO., LT...

1. An apparatus for analyzing a golf swing, comprising:a signal detecting unit including a Doppler radar sensor which radiates a transmission wave to a golf club and a golf ball and detects a reflected wave, in which a first reflected wave of the golf club and a second reflected wave of the golf ball are mixed, and detects a frequency deviation between the transmission wave and the mixed reflected wave and generates an output signal; and
a swing analysis information calculating unit configured to calculate a speed of the golf club and a speed of the golf ball by using the output signal,
wherein:
the swing analysis information calculating unit calculates the speed of the golf ball based on a signal, which is obtained by converting the output signal into a frequency domain, and calculates the speed of the golf club based on a signal, which is generated from the output signal in a time domain, and
wherein: the swing analysis information calculating unit further includes a practice swing determining unit, which determines a swing as a hitting swing when the candidate speed of the golf ball has a predetermined value or more, and determines a swing as a practice swing when the candidate speed of the golf ball has less than the predetermined value, and
wherein: the practice swing determining unit differently applies the predetermined value based on the kind of golf club.

US Pat. No. 10,338,195

NETWORKABLE SONAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Belgium BVBA, Meer ...

1. A system comprising:a sonar transducer assembly including a transducer module and a housing adapted to be mounted to a mobile structure;
sonar electronics disposed within the housing and configured to control operation of the sonar transducer assembly, wherein the sonar electronics are configured to:
generate an acoustic ensonification;
receive acoustic returns, corresponding to the generated acoustic ensonification, from the transducer module;
generate sonar data based, at least in part, on the acoustic returns; and
transmit the sonar data to a logic device of the mobile structure over, at least in part, an Ethernet connection; and
a second sonar transducer assembly including a second transducer module, a second housing adapted to be mounted to the mobile structure, and a second sonar electronics disposed within the second housing and configured to control operation of the second sonar transducer assembly, wherein:
the sonar transducer assembly and the second sonar transducer assembly are configured to receive an ensonification schedule from the logic device over, at least in part, the Ethernet connection; and
the ensonification schedule comprises at least first ensonification characteristics directing the sonar transducer assembly to generate the acoustic ensonification at a first ensonification time and second ensonification characteristics directing the second sonar transducer assembly to generate a second acoustic ensonification at the first ensonification time or at a second ensonification time different from the first ensonification time; and/or
the ensonification schedule comprises at least first ensonification characteristics directing the sonar transducer assembly to receive the acoustic returns during a first receiver time period and second ensonification characteristics directing the second sonar transducer assembly to receive second acoustic returns during the first receiver time period or at a second receiver time period different from the first receiver time period.

US Pat. No. 10,338,193

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RSS/AOA TARGET 3-D LOCALIZATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Marko Beko, Alfragide (P...

1. An apparatus for target localization in wireless networks comprising:M targets and N anchor receivers, wherein each anchor receiver includes at least one directive or antenna array to receive a signal sent from a target;
a processing unit configured to receive the RSS (received signal strength) information form said receivers and to process the RSS information and to compute a distance measurement between said targets and said receivers;
a processing unit configured to receive AoA (angle of arrival) information from said receivers, wherein the AOA information includes angles of azimuth and elevation measurements of the incoming signal transmitted by each one of the targets present in the wireless network;
a processing unit configured to compute a conversion from Cartesian coordinates of the RSS and AOA information to spherical coordinates in order to merge the RSS and AoA information; and
an estimator configured to estimate a location of each target based on the merged RSS and AoA information and WLS (weighted least squares) criterion, wherein the WLS criterion determines weights based on a ML (maximum likelihood) estimate of the distance measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,338,191

SENSOR MESH AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION ARCHITECTURES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNATURE ANALYSIS

Bastille Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method for a sensor mesh and signal transmission architecture for electromagnetic signature analysis and threat detection, comprising:providing a plurality of sensor antennas within an electromagnetic environment, wherein the electromagnetic environment supports operation of a plurality of wireless devices;
coupling radio frequency signals from the plurality of sensor antennas into an antenna feed network operable to switch and route the radio frequency signals between the plurality of sensor antennas and a plurality of radio receivers through the sensor mesh;
coupling radio frequency signals from the antenna feed network into the plurality of radio receivers;
performing raw signal analysis within the plurality of radio receivers to identify signal features;
forming signal feature vectors, within the plurality of radio receivers, each of the signal feature vectors comprising two or more of the identified signal features;
transmitting the signal feature vectors from the plurality of radio receivers into a signal feature network operable to switch and route the signal feature vectors between the plurality of radio receivers and one or more feature vector processors;
aggregating, within one of the feature vector processors, the signal feature vectors from two or more of the plurality of radio receivers in response to the signal feature vectors being identified as the same simultaneous emission from one of the plurality of wireless devices;
processing the signal feature vectors, within one or more of the feature vector processors, to refine the signal features within the signal feature vectors;
classifying one of the plurality of wireless devices as malicious or benign according to the refined signal features within the signal feature vectors;
identifying wireless attacks according to the signal features within the signal feature vectors;
reconfiguring the antenna feed network according to the signal features within the signal feature vectors; and
transmitting the refined signal feature vectors from the one or more feature vector processors to support operator interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,338,189

METADATA-BASED EMITTER LOCALIZATION

HawkEye 360, Inc., Hernd...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, from a first sensing device, first information corresponding to a first radio signal received at the first sensing device from a candidate location;
determining a first reconstructed signal corresponding to the first radio signal based on the first information;
determining at least one of a first time-estimate or a first frequency-estimate based on a correlation between the first radio signal and the first reconstructed signal;
determining first metadata corresponding to the first radio signal based on at least one of the first information, the first time-estimate, or the first frequency-estimate;
obtaining, from a second sensing device, second information corresponding to a second radio signal received at the second sensing device from the candidate location;
determining a second reconstructed signal corresponding to the second radio signal based on the second information;
determining at least one of a second time-estimate or a second frequency-estimate based on correlation between the second radio signal and the second reconstructed signal;
determining second metadata corresponding to the second radio signal based on at least one of the second information, the second time-estimate, or the second frequency-estimate;
transmitting at least one of the first metadata or the second metadata to an information combining node;
obtaining, from the information combining node, at least one of the first metadata or the second metadata;
determining a relationship between the first metadata and the second metadata; and
determining the candidate location based on the first metadata, the second metadata, and the relationship between the first metadata and the second metadata,
wherein transmitting at least one of the first metadata or the second metadata to the information combining node comprises restricting transmission of the first radio signal and the second radio signal to the information combining node based on a bandwidth or storage of the first sensing device, the second sensing device, or the information combining node,
wherein determining the first reconstructed signal comprises minimizing a first cost metric corresponding to a difference between the first reconstructed signal and the first radio signal, and
wherein determining the second reconstructed signal comprises minimizing a second cost metric corresponding to a difference between the second reconstructed signal and the second radio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,171

GENERATING GRADIENT SIGNAL

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A method of generating a gradient signal, comprising:obtaining a target amplitude and a target duration associated with a target precision corresponding to the gradient signal;
generating a first actual amplitude by intercepting the target amplitude according to an actual precision of a digital to analog converter (DAC);
generating a second actual amplitude according to the first actual amplitude, wherein a difference between the second actual amplitude and the first actual amplitude is 1;
determining a first actual duration of outputting the first actual amplitude and a second actual duration of outputting the second actual amplitude according to the target amplitude, the target duration, the first actual amplitude and the second actual amplitude; and
controlling the DAC to output the first actual amplitude according to the first actual duration and to output the second actual amplitude according to the second actual duration.

US Pat. No. 10,338,170

PRE-AMPLIFIER FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING RADIO-FREQUENCY COIL

SHANGHAI KOITO AUTOMOTIVE...

1. A pre-amplifier for a magnetic resonance imaging radio-frequency coil, comprising an input matching circuit, an amplification circuit, an output matching circuit and a narrow band filter for filtering a magnetic resonance signal amplified by the amplification circuit;wherein the narrow band filter is an LC filter, and the LC filter and the output matching circuit form an integrated circuit; wherein the integrated circuit comprises an output capacitor Cm, an output inductor Lm, a first filter resistor Rm and a second filter resistor r, the first end and the second end of the output capacitor Cm are connected with the first output end and the second output end of the amplification circuit respectively the first end of the output inductor Lm is connected with the first output end of the amplification circuit, the two ends of the second filter resistor r are connected with the second end of the output capacitor Cm and the second end of the output inductor Lm respectively, and the first end of the first filter resistor Rm is connected with the second end of the output inductor Lm.

US Pat. No. 10,338,165

EFFICIENT SPIN POLARIZATION

Quantum Valley Investment...

1. A method of controlling a spin ensemble comprising:coupling a cavity mode of a cavity with spin states of the spin ensemble in a sample environment, the sample environment comprising a static magnetic field, the spin ensemble defining a state space comprising a plurality of angular momentum subspaces, wherein the angular momentum subspaces are defined by a total angular momentum spin operator for the spin ensemble; and
generating an interaction between the cavity and the spin ensemble that increases polarization of the spin ensemble faster than the dominant thermal polarizing process affecting the spin ensemble in the sample environment,
wherein the interaction is generated by the coupling between the spin states and the cavity mode acting independently on each of the plurality of angular momentum subspaces of the spin ensemble.