US Pat. No. 10,556,423

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND DETECTING METHOD OF INTERFERENCE SUBSTANCE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:an ejecting unit capable of ejecting a liquid;
a support unit configured to support a medium onto which the liquid is ejected, the support unit being movable in a movement direction between a set position where the medium is set and an ejecting start position where the ejecting unit starts ejecting the liquid; and
a detector configured to detect whether an interference substance which is a substance that causes an interference with the ejecting unit is present on the support unit, wherein
the detector is movable between a first position and a second position, a distance between the second position and the ejecting unit being longer than a distance between the first position and the ejecting unit, in the movement direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,417

METHOD FOR PRINTING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PRINT HEAD AND A PRINTED ARTICLE

LUXEXCEL HOLDING B.V., E...

1. A method for printing a three-dimensional structure comprising the following steps:1) providing structural parameters defining a shape of the three-dimensional structure in a first step;
2) converting the structural parameters into a single intensity image having multiple pixels which are arranged in a two-dimensional pattern and which comprises at least different intensities in a second step;
wherein the structural parameters are converted into a colored intensity image having multiple pixels which comprises different colors in the second step,
wherein the structural parameters are converted into the colored intensity image in the second step in such a manner that each pixel represents a certain position in an orthogonal projection of the three-dimensional structure,
wherein a color of each pixel represents geometrical, optical and/or visual characteristics of the three-dimensional structure at this position,
wherein an intensity of each pixel represents a height of the three-dimensional structure at this position;
3) controlling a print head in dependency of the intensity image in order to print the three-dimensional structure in a third step,
wherein the print head moves to a certain position and deposits at least one droplet of printing material when processing a certain pixel,
wherein a number of droplets and/or an amount of printing material deposited at the certain position by the print head is chosen in dependency of the intensity of the corresponding pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,373

CONTAINER PRODUCTION METHOD BY LIQUID BLOW MOLDING

YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD...

1. A container production method by liquid blow molding, comprising:a liquid blow molding step in which, as a blow molding mold, one having a bottom mold portion that forms an upward convex inner surface on a bottom of a cavity of the mold is used, and a pressurized liquid is supplied into a resin preform to mold the preform into a container of a shape conforming to the inner surface of the cavity; and
a head space forming step of forming a head space in an upper portion of the container, in which, with the container disposed in the cavity, a bottom panel portion molded into an upward convex shape on a bottom of the container is inverted by pushing it down with a pushing rod inserted from a mouth of the container and is plastically deformed into a downward convex shape, and simultaneously air is introduced into the container.

US Pat. No. 10,556,372

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING STRETCH BLOW MOLDED CONTAINERS

GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY,...

1. A base assembly for a stretch blow molding apparatus forming a base portion of a plastic container, the base assembly comprising:a unified one-piece base pedestal;
a unified one-piece base mold comprising at least one curved contact surface that forms at least one downward convex cavity of said plastic container attached to the base pedestal;
a unified one-piece push rod movable between a first position and a second position with respect to the unified one-piece base mold to reposition a portion of the plastic container; and
an activation mechanism adapted to move the push rod between the first position and the second position, wherein said base assembly is suitable for stretch blow molding.

US Pat. No. 10,556,371

GLOSSY CONTAINER

1. A method of blow molding a glossy article, the method comprising the steps of:providing a parison comprising an outer layer of thermoplastic material and an inner layer of thermoplastic material, wherein the inner layer has a lower melt flow index than the outer layer;
heating a mold to a first temperature of greater about 55° C., wherein the mold has an inner surface with at least a portion of SPI finish standard selected from the group consisting of A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2 and B-3 mold, wherein the first temperature is greater than about 5° C. above a heat distortion temperature of the outer layer of the thermoplastic material and the inner layer of thermoplastic material;
feeding the parison into the heated mold;
blowing the parison against the inner surface of the heated mold to form the article;
subsequently lowering the temperature of the mold to a second temperature of between about 10° C. to about 55° C. while an outer surface of the article touches the inner surface of the mold, wherein the second temperature is less than about 5° C. below the heat distortion temperature of the outer layer and the inner layer, and
wherein the cycle time (tct) of the mold is less than 250 seconds.

US Pat. No. 10,556,363

ELECTRIC STAPLER

NINGBO WEISHU STATIONERY ...

1. An electric stapler, comprising: a base and a press portion articulated to the base, whereinthe press portion is provided with, in sequence from down to up, a staple channel assembly configured to receive a staple, a staple pressing plate assembly configured to press downwards the staple, and a drive assembly;
a position of the drive assembly keeps fixed relative to a casing of the press portion, the staple channel assembly and the staple pressing plate assembly are rotatable relative to the casing of the press portion; and
the drive assembly comprises a power unit and an execution component connected to the power unit to press downwards or raise the staple pressing plate assembly; and
wherein the staple pressing plate assembly comprises:
a fixed plate extending axially along the base;
a staple pressing plate arranged at a front end of the fixed plate and extending vertically downwards;
a return stroke ring having an arched shape and arranged on an upper surface of the fixed plate; and
a press plate arranged at the upper surface of the fixed plate and located within an area of the return stroke ring; and
wherein the execution component comprises:
a drive wheel; and
a press wheel arranged at the drive wheel and capable of abutting against the press plate and the return stroke ring;
when the drive wheel rotates in a first direction press wheel presses downwards the press plate, to drive the staple pressing plate assembly to press downwards the staple channel assembly; and
when the press wheel is separated from the press plate and the drive wheel continues to rotate in the first direction, the press wheel abuts against an inner wall of the top of the return stroke ring and drives the staple pressing plate assembly to move in a direction away from the staple channel assembly; and
the electric stapler further comprises a MCU (Microcontroller Unit), a first switch, a second switch, a first drive circuit and a second drive circuit, wherein
the first switch is arranged at the press portion, the drive wheel is provided with a contact protrusion, when the drive wheel rotates to abut the contact protrusion against a press-button of the first switch, the first switch is turned-on, and when the contact protrusion is separated from the press-button, the first switch is turned-off;
the second switch is arranged below a staple outlet of the staple channel assembly, and when papers touch the second switch, the second switch is turned-on, and when the papers do not touch the second switch the second switch is turned-off;
the first switch and the second switch are connected to two input pins of the MCU respectively;
a first end of the first drive circuit and a first end of the second drive circuit are connected to two output pins of the MCU respectively, a second end of the first drive circuit is connected to a first end of the power unit, a second end of the second drive circuit is connected to a second end of the power unit, and the second end of the first drive circuit is in communication with the second end of the second drive circuit;
a first ground electrode and a first voltage electrode are connected between the first end of the first drive circuit and the second end of the first drive circuit, a second ground electrode and a second voltage electrode are connected between the first end of the second drive circuit and the second end of the second drive circuit; and
when the first switch is turned-on and the second switch is turned-off, the power unit keeps still, when the first switch is turned-on and the second switch is turned-on, the power unit is rotated in a first direction, and when the first switch is turned-off and the second switch is turned-on, the power unit is rotated in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,360

FLAT PAPER PUNCH

American Crafts, L.C., L...

1. A punch capable of punching a sheet of material, the punch comprising:a punch body having a bottom portion with a surface upon which the punch body rests during use of the punch, an upper portion over the bottom portion, and a fissure, laterally disposed between the bottom portion and the upper portion and capable of receiving the sheet of material;
a lever pivotably coupled adjacent to a rear of the punch body, the lever having an open position in which a nose of the lever is spaced apart from a front of the upper portion of the punch body and a closed position in which the nose is adjacent to the front of the upper portion of the punch body and the lever is oriented parallel to an orientation of the punch body, the nose including an underside with a receptacle; a punch block;
having an upper surface, the punch block positionable between the lever and the punch body and movable along a first axis generally perpendicular to the fissure; and
a locking mechanism accessible and operable from the surface upon which the punch body rests during use of the punch, the locking mechanism comprising a slide at least partially recessed in a front of the bottom portion of the punch and a hook latch associated with the slide, the slide being movable between an unlocked position and a locking position, the hook latch capable of engaging the receptacle of the lever when the lever is depressed to the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,355

FOOD PUSHERS AND FOOD HOLDER SYSTEMS AND MANDOLINES INCORPORATING THE SAME

DKB HOUSEHOLD UK LIMITED,...

1. A food pusher for moving food relative to a work surface, the food pusher comprising a support and a food pusher wall for pushing food relative to the work surface, the food pusher wall comprising a first pusher wall arranged to push food across the work surface and a second pusher wall for pushing food down onto the work surface, wherein the first pusher wall has a non-circular cross-section comprising a jaw-shaped wall portion, wherein the food pusher wall is biased downwardly away from the support by a bias, and wherein the first and second pusher walls are coupled to one another, formed integral with one another, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,556,349

MULTIPURPOSE ROBOTIC SYSTEM

1. A robotic system, comprising:a movable robot with an arm, the arm configured to be selectively extended and retracted;
an enclosure coupled to a distal end of the arm, the enclosure including a limited range network; and
the limited range network configured to communicate with another computing device and receive commands from the another computing device, when the arm is selectively extended to be proximate with the another computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,339

MOBILE ROBOT, MOVEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM, AND MOVEMENT CONTROL METHOD

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A mobile robot comprising:a sensor; and
a processor programmed to:
detect a moving image surrounding the mobile robot from the sensor;
recognize a person in the moving image as a client candidate;
determine whether the person in the moving image is performing one of predefined gestures;
in response to determining that the person in the moving image is performing one of the predefined gestures:
determine the person to be a client;
recognize a request for a service from the client based on the predefined gesture performed by the client, each of the predefined gestures being linked to a different one of services to be provided by the mobile robot;
output a notification identifying the recognized request for confirmation by the client, the outputting of the notification including performing an operation oriented toward the client;
after receiving the confirmation of the recognized request from the client, cause movement of the mobile robot toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the recognized request; and
provide the service.

US Pat. No. 10,556,330

POWER TOOL OPERATION RECORDING AND PLAYBACK

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A method for controlling a power tool by an external device, the method comprising:establishing, via a communication interface of the external device, a first wireless communication link with a first power tool, the external device including a memory and an electronic processor coupled to the memory and the communication interface;
receiving, by the electronic processor of the external device via the first wireless communication link, a recorded motor parameter from the first power tool, wherein the recorded motor parameter is recorded by the first power tool during an operation of the first power tool and is based on an output from a sensor of the first power tool;
establishing, via the communication interface of the external device, a second wireless communication link with a second power tool; and
transmitting, by the external device via the second wireless communication link, the recorded motor parameter to the second power tool, wherein the second power tool is configurable to replicate the operation of the first power tool by playing-back the recorded motor parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,556,324

TRIMMER BLADE MODIFIER

1. An apparatus for modifying a trimmer blade, the apparatus comprising in combination:a base;
a grinder held by said base;
said base including an underside opposite a top surface, said grinder accessible by the trimmer blade through said top surface; said underside having lowermost portions in a common plane to allow said underside to rest firmly upon a flat surface; and
wherein said base is elongate in form with a slit in said top surface, said slit elongate in form and oriented with ends of said slit adjacent to ends of said base defining a longest dimension of said base, said base longer than said slit between said ends of said base with finger purchase areas between each of said ends of said slit and said ends of said base.

US Pat. No. 10,556,303

HEAT EXCHANGER, AIR CONDITIONER AND EXTERNAL UNIT

KYOSHIN KOGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:a plurality of heat radiating fins;
end plates sandwiching the plurality of heat radiating fins; and
a tube inserted to each of the end plates, wherein
the heat exchanger is manufactured by:
causing a gripping body base having a gripping body to move toward the heat exchanger, the gripping body having a plurality of tube contacting members, the tube contacting members capable of covering the tube and capable of expanding and shrinking radially in a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the tube from a tube opening portion side of the tube protruded from the end plates;
stopping the movement of the gripping body base toward the heat exchanger by causing the gripping body base to come into contact with a reference platform, the reference platform setting a protrusion length of the tube protruded from the end plates;
firmly fixing and holding the gripping body base and the reference platform through a locking means;
forming a tube expansion portion having a predetermined length by pressing a tube expansion mandrel into the tube opening portion of the tube protruded from the end plates, the tube expansion mandrel being located in the gripping body;
gripping the tube expansion portion by the plurality of tube contacting members by causing a sliding base to move toward the heat exchanger, the sliding base having a gripping body sliding means fitted onto and sliding on the gripping body, the sliding base being provided between the end plates and the gripping body base;
causing the tube expansion mandrel to move forward to further expand the tube;
releasing the tube expansion portion from a gripping of the tube contacting members by causing the sliding base to retreat from the heat exchanger;
conducting a predetermined flaring process by pressing a flare punch into the tube expansion portion at the tube opening portion side by pulling a flare base toward the gripping body base, which is firmly fixed and held to the reference platform through the locking means, via a connecting and tensile force generating means that connects the flare base and the gripping body base and generates a tensile force in a direction of pulling the flare base and the gripping body base toward each other, the flare base being located more apart from the heat exchanger than the gripping body base, the flare base having a flare pipe, the flare pipe having a predetermined length so that the flare pipe is fitted on the tube expansion mandrel within the gripping body base, the flare pipe having the flare punch at a tip; and
retracting each of the flare base, the gripping body base and the sliding base from the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,556,302

MANUFACTURING DEVICE FOR HEAT EXCHANGER

KYOSHIN KOGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A manufacturing device for a heat exchanger, comprising:a tube expansion mandrel which can expand a tube protruded from a tube opening portion side of an end plate of the heat exchanger
a plurality of tube contacting members which are capable of covering the tube and capable of expanding and shrinking radially in a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the tube from the tube opening portion side of the tube protruded from the end plate;
a gripping body having the plurality of tube contacting members;
a gripping body base having the gripping body;
a first reciprocating means for causing the gripping body base to move toward the heat exchanger;
a reference platform for stopping movement of the gripping body base toward the heat exchanger by causing the gripping body base to come into contact with the reference platform through the first reciprocating means;
a second reciprocating means for reciprocating the reference platform in order to set a protrusion length of the tube protruded from the end plate;
a lock means firmly fixing and holding the reference platform and the gripping body base;
a sliding base which is provided with a third reciprocating means between the end plate and the gripping body base;
a gripping body sliding means which can fit onto and slide on the gripping body having the plurality of tube contacting members, wherein each of the plurality of tube connecting members is reduced in diameter by causing the gripping body sliding means to move toward the heat exchanger through the third reciprocating means to hold a tube expansion portion formed through the tube expansion mandrel by the plurality of tube contacting members, and the gripping body sliding means is caused to be retreated from the heat exchanger through the third reciprocating means to release the tube expansion portion from a gripping of each of the plurality of tube contacting members;
a flare pipe which fits onto the tube expansion mandrel within the gripping body base, the flare pipe having a flare punch for flared processing at a tip of the flare pipe;
a flare base having the flare pipe, the flare base being located more apart from the heat exchanger than the gripping body base; and
a connecting and tensile force generating means which connects the flare base and the gripping body base and generates a tensile force in a direction of pulling the flare base and the gripping body base with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,556,300

AUTOMATED PLASMA CUTTING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A plasma cutting apparatus, comprising:a housing comprising a base, an upright pedestal extending upward from the base and a stationary head cantilevered from the upright pedestal, wherein the stationary head extends in a fixed position over the base;
a workpiece support extending from the upright pedestal and located below the stationary head and above the base;
a movable plasma nozzle extending downward from an underside of the stationary head and oriented for delivering a cutting plasma generally along one direction and toward a workpiece on the workpiece support; and
a nozzle drive arrangement mounted to the stationary head and connected for moving the plasma nozzle during a cutting operation, wherein the nozzle drive arrangement moves the plasma nozzle relative to the stationary head during cutting;
wherein the nozzle drive arrangement is configured to move the plasma nozzle in a first direction along the underside of the stationary head, wherein the first direction is substantially perpendicular to the one direction;
wherein the nozzle drive arrangement is configured to move the plasma nozzle in a second direction along the underside of the stationary head, wherein the second direction is substantially perpendicular to both the one direction and the first direction; and
wherein the nozzle drive arrangement is configured to move the plasma nozzle in a third direction relative to the stationary head, wherein the third direction is substantially parallel to the one direction enabling variance and/or control of nozzle distance from the workpiece during cutting operations.

US Pat. No. 10,556,283

GROMMET AND METHOD OF MAKING A GROMMET ASSEMBLY

Sumitomo Electric Wiring ...

1. A grommet configured to adhere to a wiring harness by a soldering device having a soldering tip and route the wiring harness through a substrate, the grommet comprising:a tubular body having an inner wall defining a through-hole;
a hole, the hole is dimensioned to receive the soldering tip, wherein the hole extends radially with respect to the through-hole, the hole is open at an outer surface of the tubular body, the outer surface being concentric to the through-hole and extends inwardly from the outer surface of the tubular body to the inner wall so as to be closed by the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,556,259

DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES RELATING TO LANDFILL GAS EXTRACTION

Loci Controls, Inc., Fal...

1. A system for controlling extraction of landfill gas from a landfill via a gas extraction system, the gas extraction system comprising at least one vacuum source, well piping, and at least one well coupled to the at least one vacuum source through the well piping, the system comprising:at least one sensor configured to measure characteristics of extracted landfill gas being extracted from the landfill, the characteristics of the extracted landfill gas including a concentration of one or more constituent gasses in the extracted landfill gas;
at least one flow control mechanism disposed in well piping and configured to control flow rate of landfill gas through the gas extraction system; and
a controller configured to:
determine a measure of concentration of nitrogen in the landfill gas being extracted from the landfill at least in part by using the at least one sensor; and
automatically control the at least one flow control mechanism based at least on the measured concentration of nitrogen in the landfill gas being extracted from the landfill at least in part by:
determining whether the measure of concentration of nitrogen is different from a target constant nitrogen concentration; and
automatically controlling the at least one flow control mechanism to change concentration of nitrogen in landfill gas being extracted from the landfill when it is determined that the measure of concentration of nitrogen is different from the target constant nitrogen concentration.

US Pat. No. 10,556,246

LIQUID EJECTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF LIQUID EJECTION

GF CORPORATION, Tokushim...

1. A liquid ejecting device that uses pressurized gas to eject liquid as a spray of fine particles, the liquid ejecting device comprising:a main unit housing a gas-flow passageway to supply pressurized gas and a liquid-flow passageway to supply liquid; and
a nozzle section established in the main unit with a single slit-shaped liquid ejecting opening for discharging a liquid-flow sheet on a liquid-flow plane,
wherein the nozzle section is provided with inclined nozzle surfaces on opposite sides of the liquid ejecting opening, the liquid ejecting opening being centrally located with respect to the inclined nozzle surfaces,
wherein gas jet openings for discharging pressurized gas are established between the inclined nozzle surfaces and tips of sidewalls of the main unit, the inclined nozzle surfaces being protruded from the main unit and partially exposed from the main unit,
wherein the liquid-flow plane is perpendicular to the central axis of the main unit,
the liquid ejecting opening is connected with the liquid-flow passageway and the gas jet openings are connected with the gas-flow passageway;
wherein, viewed in cross-section, the inclined nozzle surfaces are oriented such that their extensions intersect in the liquid-flow plane that includes the slit-shaped liquid ejecting opening, the intersection being located outside the main unit and radially outside of the liquid ejecting opening,
wherein pressurized gas can be discharged as jets along the inclined nozzle surfaces to intersect in a manner that sandwiches the liquid in between and breaks-up the liquid-flow to produce a spray of fine particles, and
wherein the main unit is configured with a circular cylindrical shape, and the liquid ejecting opening is established around the circumference of the cylindrical main unit to radiate fine particles outward in an annular pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,556,244

DISPENSING SHOWER HEAD ASSEMBLY

1. A dispensing shower head assembly comprising:a housing defining an interior space, said housing being configured for coupling to a shower enclosure;
a pipe coupled to and extending from a front of said housing, said pipe being fluidically coupled to a water line;
a spray head fluidically coupled to said pipe distal from said housing, said spray head having a lower face, said lower face being perforated such that said lower face is configured for releasing water from said spray head;
a plurality of reservoirs coupled to said housing and positioned in said interior space;
a dispensing module coupled to said housing and positioned in said interior space, said dispensing module being fluidically coupled to said spray head and selectively fluidically couplable to said reservoirs;
wherein said reservoirs are positioned in said housing such that each said reservoir is configured for filling with a respective fluid wherein said dispensing module is positioned in said housing such that said dispensing module is positioned for motivating the respective fluid from an associated reservoir of said plurality of reservoirs to said spray head such that said spray head is configured for applying the respective fluid to a user; and
said dispensing module comprising
a power module,
a pump operationally coupled to said power module,
a plurality of first tubes, each said first tube being fluidically coupled to a respective said reservoir,
a valve rotationally coupled to said housing, said valve being coupled to said plurality of first tubes distal from said reservoirs, said valve being selectively fluidically couplable to said plurality of first tubes,
a plurality of second tubes fluidically coupled to said pump and selectively fluidically couplable said valve,
at least one third tube, said at least one third tube being fluidically coupled to and extending between said pump and said spray head, and
wherein said valve is positioned on said first tubes and said plurality of second tubes such that said valve is positioned for selectively fluidically coupling a respective first tube of said plurality of first tubes to an associated second tube of said plurality of second tubes for selectively coupling said associated reservoir of said plurality of reservoirs to said pump, wherein said at least one third tube is positioned on said pump such that said pump is positioned for motivating the respective fluid from said associated said reservoir through said respective said first tube, said associated said second tube, and said at least on third tube to said spray head such that said spray head is configured for applying the respective fluid to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,556,224

COMPOSITE COMPOSITION FOR HARMFUL GAS REMOVAL CONTAINING COPPER-MANGANESE CATALYST

SEILFA CO., LTD., Seoul ...

1. A composition for harmful gas removal, comprising:0.5 to 90 wt % of a composite of copper-manganese oxides with an inorganic layer compound being smectite clay selected from the group consisting of montmorillonite, bentonite, hectorite, saponite, beidellite, nontronite, Laponite, Smecton, leucitite, and swellable mica,
wherein the composite is obtained by mixing 100 parts by weight of the inorganic layer compound with 120 to 180 parts by weight of potassium permanganate, 300 to 400 parts by weight of manganese acetate, and 100 to 150 parts by weight of copper acetate;
5 to 99 wt % of a porous inorganic filler;
0.1 to 50 wt % of activated carbon; and
0.02 to 10 wt % of a binder,
wherein the binder is at least one of an inorganic binder and an organic binder,
wherein the inorganic binder is at least one selected from the group consisting of colloidal silica, titania, zirconia, water glass and alumina sol,
wherein the organic binder is at least one selected from the group consisting of methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, hydroxyethylmethyl cellulose, methylethyl cellulose, carboxymethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, polyacrylic acid and polymethyl methacrylate.

US Pat. No. 10,556,220

MEDIA CARTRIDGE WITH ADJUSTABLE BYPASS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A media cartridge comprising:an inlet passing a fluid from the inlet to a feed chamber;
a feed separator;
a media compartment containing a media;
a tubular conduit connected to a mixing compartment and extending into the media compartment;
an adjustable bypass port in fluid communication with the feed chamber and the mixing compartment; the adjustable bypass port passing a fixed volume percent of the fluid between 1 vol % to 50 vol %;
a first fluid path from the feed chamber through the feed separator and into the media compartment such that the fluid flowing through the first fluid path contacts the media to form a treated fluid that then flows through the tubular conduit into the mixing compartment; and a second fluid path from the feed chamber through the adjustable bypass port into the mixing compartment such that the fluid flowing through the second fluid path does not contact the media and is an untreated fluid upon entry into the mixing compartment; and
wherein the treated fluid and the untreated fluid mix in the mixing compartment to form an outlet fluid which flows through an outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,556,213

CATALYTIC CHEMICAL REACTOR COMPRISING A FLOATING TRAY

1. Catalytic reactor comprising a catalyst bed, said reactor comprises a floating tray fluid distributor, distributing a reactor inlet fluid stream to the catalyst bed, said floating tray comprises a plurality of separate detachable tray sections and at least one fluid distribution element, wherein a plurality of said tray sections further comprises at least one tray support to support said floating tray on top of the catalyst bed, and wherein a plurality of the tray sections are connected by quick release locks, said quick release locks being adapted to be remotely released.

US Pat. No. 10,556,193

INTEGRATED O2RU SYSTEM

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. An oxygen removal system for removing dissolved oxygen from fuel within a fuel system, comprising:a first housing extending along a first axis between a first housing first end and a first housing second end, the first housing defining a first plurality of holes and a second plurality of holes, the first and second plurality of holes being disposed transverse to the first axis, the first housing defining an a fuel filter housing into which the fuel enters the system;
a second housing disposed about the first housing, the second housing extending along the first axis between a second housing first end and a second housing second end;
a membrane filter disposed between the first housing and the second housing;
a third housing disposed about the second housing and defining a chamber between the second housing and third housing to receive pressurized air;
a piston assembly having a piston housing disposed about the second housing and between the second housing and the third housing, the piston housing extending along the first axis between a piston housing first end and a piston housing second end, the piston housing second end, the first housing second end, and the second housing second end defining a vacuum cavity, the piston assembly being arranged to generate a vacuum in the vacuum cavity to remove a fluid from the membrane filter;
wherein when pressurized air is provided into the chamber, the piston is moved from a first position to a second position where the vacuum is formed in the vacuum cavity;
an outlet cap disposed within the cavity and that forms a first fuel outlet;
wherein the fluid flows from the fuel filter housing, enters the first housing through the first plurality of holes flows across, flows across the membrane filter and exits the first housing through the second plurality of holes; and
a biasing member biasing the piston housing towards the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,181

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING DIGITAL GAMES FROM MEDIA

BLUEBOARD MEDIA, LLC, At...

1. A method of playing a computer game across a distributed Internet network, the method comprising the steps of:receiving, by at least one processor at a game server, a shareable media file, a phrase corresponding to the shareable media file, and a keyword, from a first computing device associated with a first user, the phrase comprising a plurality of characters;
creating a platform-agnostic post playable via one or more application instances and on a website comprising:
a platform-agnostic sharable media data object representing the shareable media and a platform-agnostic phrase data object representing the phrase by transforming the sharable media file and phrase into a platform agnostic format, wherein the game server is configured to transmit the post to one or more second computing devices;
a series of blanks, wherein each blank represents a character of the plurality of characters of the phrase;
a visual representation of the post, the visual representation comprising the series of blanks displayed on top of the sharable media; and
associating the keyword with the post and the visual representation in memory;
adding the post to a list of posts in memory at a first position and associated with the keyword, the list arranged based at least in part on ratings of the posts included in the list, accessible via the one or more application instances and via the website, and searchable via keywords;
transmitting, by at least one processor, the post to the one or more second computing devices associated with second users over the distributed Internet network; and
facilitating display of the visual representation of the post.

US Pat. No. 10,556,178

GAME SYSTEM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING GAME SYSTEM, AND NONVOLATILE RECORDING MEDIUM READABLE BY COMPUTER DEVICE

CAPCOM CO., LTD, Osaka (...

1. A game system comprising:a display unit configured to display as a game screen image an image taken by a virtual camera provided in a virtual space, the display unit configured to display the image in a predetermined angle;
an operating unit configured to operate a player character who acts in the virtual space; and
a control unit configured to advance a game in accordance with an operation of a user to the operating unit, wherein
the control unit includes:
a virtual space generating unit configured to generate the virtual space and display the virtual space on the display unit;
a character control unit configured to control an action of the player character based on the operation of the operating unit by the user;
a sound detecting unit configured to detect a sound generated place in a predetermined region determined based on a position of the player character in the virtual space;
a map display unit configured to display a simplified image corresponding to the image on a simplified map in the game screen image, the simplified map displaying the predetermined region of the virtual space; and
a sound generated place display unit configured to display the sound generated place in the predetermined region at a corresponding position on the simplified map,
the sound generated place display unit configured to display a display object at a position on the simplified map,
the display object having a conical shape,
an area of a bottom surface of the display object and a height of the display object increasing as the volume of the sound increases.

US Pat. No. 10,556,165

SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING A BALL INCLUDING ONE OR MORE SENSORS TO IMPROVE PITCHING PERFORMANCE

1. A system, comprising:a ball comprising:
at least one sensor;
at least one first processor; and
first communications circuitry; and
a user device comprising:
second communications circuitry;
memory comprising at least one predefined value for each of a plurality of pitches;
a display that displays the plurality of pitches, the display comprising a user interface configured to create a new pitch and parameters of the new pitch; and
at least one second processor operable to:
determine that a selection of a type of pitch for the ball to be thrown as has been made;
retrieve, from the user device's memory, the at least one predefined value for the selected type of pitch; and
send, using the second communications circuitry, the predefined threshold values to the ball's first communications circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,556,163

GRIP FOR GOLF CLUB

Kyong Ho Kim, Seoul (KR)...

1. A grip for a golf club, the grip comprising:a concave part in which thumbs of a user are to be placed or inserted when the user grips the grip;
at least one guide member provided on an inner surface of the concave part to guide positions and a gripping order of the thumbs of the user; and
at least one anti-slip element provided on the inner surface of the concave part to prevent the thumbs from slipping, wherein the guide member is shaped in the form of a wire or a strip, provided along a longitudinal direction of a center of the inner surface of the concave part.

US Pat. No. 10,556,144

SLIDABLE BAR AND CARRIAGE EXERCISE ASSEMBLY

Dream Visions, LLC, Tust...

1. An exercise apparatus comprising:a frame;
first and second guides coupled to the frame;
first and second carriages associated with respective ones of the guides, each of the carriages having a locking mechanism to lock the carriage at a selected vertical position and a carriage release to disengage the locking mechanism;
a generally horizontal exercise bar carried on the guides independent of the carriages, the exercise bar having first and second cable engagements;
first and second selectable exercise resistances selectively coupled to the exercise bar;
first and second release actuators at opposing ends of the exercise bar configured to engage respective ones of the carriage releases so as to selectively engage and disengage the respective locking mechanism by operation of the exercise bar;
first and second cable ends coupled to the respective selectable exercise resistances, each of the first and second cable ends coupled to at least one of the respective carriages or the respective exercise bar cable engagement;
a third cable end coupled to the first selectable exercise resistance and coupled to the first carriage to provide a pull point on the first carriage and a fourth cable end coupled to the second selectable exercise resistance and coupled the second carriage to provide a pull point on the second carriage, wherein the exercise bar cable engagements are configured for selective attachment of the respective third and fourth cable ends, whereby such attachment increases the resistance communicated to the exercise bar.

US Pat. No. 10,556,137

LEG STRAP ASSEMBLY FOR A BACKPACK WITH AN INFLATABLE AIRBAG

Amer Sports Canada Inc., ...

1. A backpack for carrying by a user, the backpack comprising:a body including a back support structure and at least a first enclosure defining at least a first compartment and a first opening for accessing the first compartment;
an inflatable balloon positioned within the first compartment;
a balloon inflation system coupled to the body and to the inflatable balloon;
an actuator operably coupled to the balloon inflation system;
a leg strap assembly including:
a leg strap fastener,
a first leg strap having a first end coupled to the back support structure and a second end coupled to the leg strap fastener, and
a second leg strap end having a first end coupled to the body and a second releasably connectable to the leg strap fastener, the back support structure coupled to the inflatable balloon such that upon inflation of the balloon, tensile force is applied to the back support structure and to the leg strap assembly, and
a waist belt extending from a lower region of the body and including a waist belt fastener and a waist belt mount coupled to the waist belt and positioned adjacent to the left or right hip of the user, wherein the leg strap fastener is coupled to the waist belt mount through a non-load bearing connection, wherein during normal use of the backpack, the non-load bearing connection retains the leg strap fastener to the waist belt mount and receives normal stabilizing loads, and wherein upon actuation of the balloon inflation system, upward loads produced by the actuation of the balloon inflation system are collectively supported by the first and second straps and the leg strap fastener with only a negligible portion of the upward loads being transferred to the waist belt mount and to the waist belt.

US Pat. No. 10,556,121

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Endonovo Therapeutics, In...

1. A therapeutic garment device for treating a neurological condition by pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) stimulation, the device comprising:a torso garment configured to be worn on a subject's torso, the torso garment having a back and a neck portion, the back including a middle region:
a plurality of wire coil PEMF applicators extending down the middle region of the back to treat the subject's spine, wherein the plurality of wire coil PEMF applicators comprises a plurality of substantially coplanar loops arranged adjacent to each other in a line down the back:
a neck wire coil PEMF applicator on the neck portion to treat the patient's brain stem and cervical spine; and
a PEMF signal generator integrated into the torso garment, wherein the PEMF signal generator is configured to deliver a treatment dose comprising a PEMF signal, wherein the PEMG signal generator is connected to the plurality of wire coil PEMF applicators and the neck wire coil PEMF applicator.

US Pat. No. 10,556,120

DISPLAY FOR DUAL-MODE MEDICAL DEVICE

ZOLL Medical Corporation,...

1. A multi-mode electronic medical device for providing resuscitative therapy, comprising:a device housing having a front side positioned to be visible to a user of the medical device during use of the medical device;
a user-selectable input to allow the user to select between a basic life support mode and an advanced life support mode for the medical device;
a display on the front side of the device housing, the display configured to display a first set of text and/or graphics in the basic life support mode and to display a second set of text and/or graphics, which are more complete than the first set of text and/or graphics, when the medical device is switched to the advanced life support mode via the user-selectable input; and
circuitry configured to control the display based on whether the medical device is operating in the basic life support mode or the advanced life support mode according to the user-selectable input.

US Pat. No. 10,556,106

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BIPHASIC TRANSDERMAL IONTOPHORETIC DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF ADDICTIVE CRAVINGS

INCUBE LABS, LLC, San Jo...

1. A system for transdermal iontophoretic delivery of a therapeutic agent to reduce an addictive craving in a patient, the system comprising an electrode assembly and a controller, the system configured to:position at least one electrode assembly in electrical communication with a skin of the patient, the at least one electrode assembly including a skin contacting layer and a solution comprising the therapeutic agent, wherein the therapeutic agent passively diffuses into the skin of the patient without application of an external force;
deliver a dose of the therapeutic agent from the at least one electrode assembly into the skin of the patient during a first period using a first current having a polarity and magnitude to repel the therapeutic agent out of the electrode assembly, wherein delivering a dose of therapeutic agent includes a therapeutic agent delivery profile during the first period configured to mimic a delivery profile from the addictive craving;
retain the therapeutic agent in the at least one electrode assembly during a second period using a second current having a polarity and magnitude to retain the therapeutic agent in the electrode assembly such that delivery of the therapeutic agent into the skin during the second period is minimized, wherein the first period comprises a delivery period and the second period comprises a non-delivery period, which together comprise a delivery cycle; and
control the delivery cycle, wherein controlling the delivery cycle includes utilizing the controller to deliver or retain the therapeutic agent based on the delivery profile.

US Pat. No. 10,556,089

FLEX CIRCUIT RIBBON BASED ELONGATED MEMBERS AND ATTACHMENTS

Heraeus Medical Component...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an elongated inner portion;
an elongated outer portion;
a flex circuit ribbon, comprising at least one conductor embedded in a flexible insulator, the flex circuit ribbon situated between the inner portion and the outer portion, wherein the inner portion and the outer portion are bonded together between wound portions of the flex circuit ribbon;
an electrical contact included in or connected to the at least one conductor of the flex circuit ribbon; and
a connector configured to connect an end-user attachable or detachable elongated portion to the flex circuit ribbon, the connector comprising a first plurality of electrical connectors configured to be respectively individually coupled to the conductors of the flex circuit ribbon.

US Pat. No. 10,556,086

METHODS OF ADMINISTERING HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF NITRIC OXIDE

Mallinckrodt Hospital IP ...

1. A method of treating pulmonary hypertension, the method comprising:administering a plurality of pulses of therapeutic gas comprising nitric oxide (NO) to a patient in need thereof for a treatment time of at least 72 hours, wherein at least one pulse:
i. comprises a NO delivery concentration of greater than or equal to 4,600 ppm NO,
ii. is administered at a dosing rate of less than or equal to 83 ?g NO per second,
iii. is administered at a therapeutic gas flow rate of less than or equal to 0.8 L/min,
iv. has a pulse volume of less than or equal to 1 mL, and
v. comprises less than 420 nmol of NO; and
diluting the pulses of therapeutic gas in the patient's trachea and/or lungs to an alveolar concentration less than the delivery concentration.

US Pat. No. 10,556,075

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ANAESTHETIC AGENTS FROM BREATHING GAS

5. An apparatus for respiration a patient with a breathing gas in which the breathing gas has an anesthetic agent therein, the apparatus comprising:a line system in which a pressure of the breathing gas therein is varied in accordance with a respirating pattern of the patient, said line system having a first connector for supplying the breathing gas to the patient and a second connector adapted to connect with a supply of the breathing gas, the line system having a main portion that leads all of the breathing gas therethrough, a first portion communicating with the main portion, and a second portion communicating with the main portion, the second portion positioned parallel to the first portion;
a blower cooperative with said line system so as to circulate the breathing gas in the main portion, the first portion and the second portion;
an absorber positioned in the main portion of said apparatus so as to remove carbon dioxide from the breathing gas, the second portion of the line system having a filter device therein, said filter device having activated carbon so as to remove the anesthetic agent from the breathing gas, the absorber and the filter device being in series;
a cooler cooperative with said filter, said cooler adapted to cool the breathing gas so that the anesthetic agent condenses on said activated carbon of said filter device; and
a warmer provided to warm the breathing gas after the anesthetic agent has condensed out of the breathing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,556,074

ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION SYSTEM WITH TIMING CONTROL AND AUTOMATIC MASK DETECTION

Daniel A. McCarthy, Tyle...

1. A ventilator system, comprising:a set of two or more ventilator masks, wherein each of at least two of the ventilator masks is configured in a size that will fit upon a different range of sizes of human faces than at least one other ventilator mask in the set of two or more ventilator masks, wherein each of the at least two ventilator masks comprises a gas flow restrictor that is different from a gas flow restrictor of the other ventilator masks of the at least two ventilator masks; and
a ventilator supply system, comprising:
an air/oxygen source;
a connector configured to couple with each of the at least two ventilator masks;
an air/oxygen supply system comprising a detection system capable of determining a pressure differential created by the application of air/oxygen to a mask coupled to the ventilator supply system, wherein the detection system comprises:
a flow meter which determines the rate of air/oxygen flowing through the detection system;
a first pressure sensor, downstream from the flow meter; and
a second pressure sensor, upstream from the flow meter;
wherein the pressure differential is determined by measuring the difference between the pressure detected by the second pressure sensor and the pressure detected by the first pressure sensor, and
a controller coupled to the detection system, wherein the controller determines, during use, which mask, among the two or more ventilator masks, is coupled to the air/oxygen supply system based on the pressure differential detected by the detection system.

US Pat. No. 10,556,070

DEVICE AND METHOD TO MONITOR, TRACK, MAP AND ANALYZE USAGE OF METERED-DOSE INHALERS IN REAL-TIME

RECIPROCAL LABS CORPORATI...

21. A method comprising:receiving, at a network computer system, a plurality of usage events, each usage event reporting a dispensing of medication by a medicament dispensing device, wherein each usage event comprises a timestamp and a geographical location of the dispensing of the medication and is received from one of a plurality of devices associated with one of a plurality of users;
analyzing the usage events to identify an event of interest based on the timestamps and geographical locations of the received usage events; and
responsive to the analyzing,
preparing a visualization of the event of interest; and
providing the visualization to a user device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,067

AUTOMATIC INJECTION DEVICE FOR MULTIPLE DOSING

Min Wei, Carmel, IN (US)...

1. A medical injection device having a distal end and a proximal end, comprising:a medication container having a movable piston;
a push rod assembly displaceably disposed in said medical injection device, said push rod assembly having a plurality of spaced-apart position setting means disposed along the length thereof, said push rod assembly selectively displacing said movable piston to dispense a medicament from said medication container;
a resilient member configured to bias said push rod assembly to move toward said distal end of said medical injection device;
a releasable restraining member configured to releasably restrain said push rod assembly in a locked state against said biasing of said resilient member, wherein, upon release of said releasable restraining member, said push rod assembly moves under force of said resilient member toward said distal end of said medical injection device;
an activation means configured to release said releasable restraining member; and
a separation spring configured to move said push rod assembly toward said proximal end of said medical injection device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,048

BLOOD PUMP WITH IN-SITU ATTACHING MOTOR STATORS

HeartWare, Inc., Miami L...

1. A blood pump, comprising:a housing having an interior and an exterior, the housing defining a housing axis and an axial direction along the housing axis;
a pump rotor configured to be received within the interior of the housing, the pump rotor including a magnet; and
a stator having a plurality of stator units, each stator unit having a coil and a delivery configuration and an operative configuration, the plurality of stator units in the delivery configuration having a delivery diameter, each stator unit being configured to slide successively along a common shaft, the plurality of stators units in the operative configuration being configured to:
be disposed around the exterior of the housing; and
form an assembled pump having a diameter greater than the delivery diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,556,044

REDUCED-PRESSURE DRESSING CONNECTION PADS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A method for alleviating a vacuum lock during a reduced-pressure treatment of a tissue site, the method comprising:applying a reduced pressure to the tissue site utilizing a treatment system;
sealing a dressing valve of the treatment system at a first threshold pressure; and
if the reduced pressure decreases, unsealing the dressing valve to release a working gas into one or more venting apertures of the dressing valve for extraction by a body conduit of the treatment system to alleviate vacuum lock, wherein the reduced pressure decrease corresponds to an increase in absolute pressure underneath the dressing.

US Pat. No. 10,556,032

SANITATION MONITORING SYSTEM USING PATHOGEN SURROGATES AND SURROGATE TRACKING

SafeTraces, Inc., Pleasa...

1. A sanitation management system comprising:a computer capable of maintaining records of exemplary locations on an item to be sanitized and records of where a pathogen surrogate was applied prior to a sanitation process;
an augmented reality display that can display marks corresponding to the exemplary locations;
an interface of an augmented reality system that records information about how the pathogen surrogate was applied to the exemplary locations, wherein the pathogen surrogate is comprises a DNA sequence corresponding to an N-bit tag value and a carrier bound to the DNA sequence that is non-toxic and selected to have a degradation rate comparable to a pathogen degradation rate of a pathogen for which the pathogen surrogate is a surrogate under the sanitation process:
an inspection interface of the augmented reality display, capable of displaying sampling locations at which to check for presence of the pathogen surrogate at some or all of the exemplary locations;
wherein carriers of the pathogen surrogates of the plurality of pathogen surrogates have varying levels of resilience to the sanitation process, from low resilience to high resilience, whereby a low resilience carrier is more easily removed during the sanitation process as compared to a high resilience carrier, to provide an indication of a degree of sanitation.

US Pat. No. 10,555,997

ANTIGENS AND VACCINES DIRECTED AGAINST HUMAN ENTEROVIRUSES

SENTINEXT THERAPEUTICS Sd...

1. An expression cassette comprising a promoter operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence encoding a human enterovirus C P1 polypeptide, wherein the nucleic acid sequence encoding the human enterovirus C P1 polypeptide is operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence encoding a human enterovirus C Internal Ribosome Entry Site (IRES), wherein the nucleic acid sequence encoding the IRES is operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence encoding a human enterovirus C 3CD protease, wherein the human enterovirus C 3CD protease is under the translational control of the IRES.

US Pat. No. 10,555,974

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION BY HUMAN BIRTH TISSUE MATERIAL COMPOSITION

BioDlogics, LLC, Cordova...

1. A composition for treating erectile dysfunction comprising:a human birth tissue material composition for topical application or introduction onto or into a penis affected by erectile dysfunction, the human birth tissue material composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a one or more components of a placental organ selected from the group consisting of morselized placental globe, morselized umbilical cord, umbilical cord blood, morselized chorionic membrane, morselized amniotic membrane, Wharton's jelly, amniotic fluid, and other placental gelatins, cells, and morselized extracellular material,
wherein the morselized placental component(s) is/are homogenized with a tissue suspension solution, the tissue suspension solution comprising human albumin 25% solution and dimethyl sulfoxide, and
wherein the composition is suitable for restoration of erectile function.

US Pat. No. 10,555,955

TRIMEGESTONE (TMG) FOR TREATMENT OF PRETERM BIRTH

Dignity Health, Phoenix,...

1. A method of extending pregnancy term in a subject in need thereof, comprising:providing a quantity of a composition comprising trimegestone or a salt thereof and one or more solubilizing factors selected from sesame oil, corn oil, olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, argan oil, and castor oil; and
administering the quantity of the composition to the subject in need thereof, wherein the composition is administered through transdermal delivery; wherein the effective dosage range of the trimegestone or salt thereof is between 0.05 mg and 100 mg; and wherein the pregnancy term is extended by an additional one day to 22 weeks.

US Pat. No. 10,555,920

NECROSIS INHIBITORS

National Institute of Bio...

1. An amide compound that is an inhibitor of cellular necrosis and/or human receptor interacting protein 1 kinase (RIP1), of formula:
wherein:
R1 is (a) substituted or unsubstituted phenyl;
(b) substituted or unsubstituted 2-, 3- or 4-pyridine;
(c) substituted or unsubstituted naphthyl or 3-azanaphthyl;
(d) substituted or unsubstituted 0-3 heteroatom cyclohexyl, cyclopentyl; or
(e) substituted or unsubstituted 0-3 heteroatom cyclopentene or cyclopentadiene;
R2 is substituted or unsubstituted aziridine, azetidine, pyrrolidine, piperidine, oxazridine, oxazetidine, oxazolidine, oxazinane, thiaziridine, thiazetidine, thiazolidine, thiazinane, diaziridine, diazetidine, diazolidine (pyrazolidine), diazinane; or
R2 is substituted or unsubstituted pyrrole, dihydropyrrole, pyridine, dihydropyridine, tetrahydropyridine, azole, pyrimidine, oxazine, thiazine, triazine, ozadiazine, thiadiazine; and
R3 is substituted or unsubstituted, 0-3 heteroatom C1-C9 alkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl; or
a corresponding sulfonamide of the amide compound, or
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate or stereoisomer the compound or corresponding sulfonamide.

US Pat. No. 10,555,869

SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING A HELPER IN THE RESUSCITATION OF A PERSON WITH CIRCULATORY ARREST

Matthias Roth, Freiburg ...

1. A system for assisting a helper in performing chest compressions for resuscitation of a patient affected by a cardiac arrest, comprising a position sensor (4) and a mobile terminal device (6), which is connected to said position sensor (4) via an interface (6.1), said system being configured for detecting a circulation condition of said patient (1), characterized in thatthe system lacks a defibrillator,
the position sensor (4) is connected to a sticking plaster (5) as a support means, said sticking plaster (5) being a flexible strip of fabric material and/or plastic and having an adhesive layer, wherein the sticking plaster (5) with said position sensor (4) being fixable on the skin (3) over the sternum (2) of the patient (1) by use of said adhesive layer,
said position sensor (4) is an acceleration sensor,
the mobile terminal device (6) is a commercially available smartphone, which is configured such that standalone software applications are executable,
the system comprises a stand-alone software application (7), which is stored and executed on the smartphone;
the software application (7) and the mobile terminal device (6) are configured to automatically initiate an emergency call in the form of audio, video or text message to a rescue coordination center,
said software application (7) being configured for
a. establishing a communication link between the position sensor (4), the mobile terminal device (6) and the helper (8),
b. querying symptoms detectable by the helper (8),
c. evaluating said symptoms in terms of determination of the circulatory arrest,
d. instructing the helper (8) in conducting short term necessary measures for resuscitation of the patient (1) and
e. acquiring and analyzing data detected by the position sensor (4),
wherein said querying of symptoms and said instructing the helper (8) in carrying out short-term necessary measures are designed such that they can be understood by an untrained lay rescuer.

US Pat. No. 10,555,805

ANTERIOR CORNEAL SHAPES AND METHODS OF PROVIDING THE SHAPES

RVO 2.0, Inc., Aliso Vie...

1. A method of treatment for presbyopia of an eye, comprising:positioning a corneal inlay within the cornea, the corneal inlay having a diameter of about 1 mm to about 3 mm and smaller than a diameter of a pupil of the eye, the corneal inlay having an anterior surface comprising a corrective portion with a single radius of curvature, the corrective portion including an apex of the anterior surface; and
altering a shape of an anterior surface of a cornea with the corneal inlay, the altered shape including a central near region for near vision and an intermediate region for intermediate vision that is peripheral to the central near region; and
maintaining distance vision in a peripheral region that is peripheral to the intermediate region,
wherein altering the shape of the anterior surface of a cornea with the corneal inlay comprises creating a central elevation change, and wherein the corneal inlay has a central thickness that is 3-7 times the central elevation change.

US Pat. No. 10,555,798

SURGICAL ARTICLES AND METHODS

David Staskin, Boston, M...

1. An implant system for treating a pelvic condition in a patient, comprising:an implant including a support portion and one or more extension portions, with the one or more extension portions including an end portion;
a needle device including a needle having an interior lumen and a movable member, wherein the movable member includes a snap engagement feature to selectively engage the end portion; and
a handle having an actuator, with the actuator in operable communication with the movable member, wherein the movable member is biased in an extended position and the actuator is adapted to retract the movable member within the needle.

US Pat. No. 10,555,783

INSTRUMENT CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY FOR SURGICAL SYSTEM

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A robotic assembly configured to support, insert, retract, and actuate a surgical instrument mounted to the robotic assembly, the robotic assembly comprising:an instrument holder base member;
a motor housing moveably mounted to the instrument holder base member;
a carriage drive mechanism operable to selectively translate the motor housing relative to the instrument holder base member along an insertion axis of the surgical instrument;
a plurality of drive motors, each of the drive motors being mounted to the motor housing;
a plurality of gear boxes, each of the gear boxes being drivingly coupled with one of the drive motors;
a plurality of output drive couplings, each of the output drive couplings being drivingly coupled with a corresponding one of the gear boxes, each of the output drive couplings being configured to drivingly couple with a corresponding input drive coupling of the surgical instrument; and
a sensor assembly that includes an orientation sensor, a sensor target, and a sensor shaft drivingly coupling the sensor target to a corresponding one of the output drive couplings through an aperture in an outer housing of the corresponding gear box, the sensor shaft being driven by an output link of the corresponding gear box that rotates in unison with the corresponding output drive coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,555,771

LASER BEAM CONTROL AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

Xintec Corporation aba Co...

1. A laser system comprising:a first laser module emitting a first laser beam at a first wavelength;
a partially reflective first mirror positioned in a path of the laser beam, the partially reflective first mirror being transmissive for the first wavelength and coated on a distal surface with a first reflective coating for infrared wavelengths of light, said partially reflective first mirror further having more than a single non-reflective coating;
an optical fiber positioned in the path of the laser beam distal to the partially reflective first mirror;
the partially reflective first mirror being positioned such that the first reflective coating reflects a beam of infrared light returning from the optical fiber onto a partially reflective second mirror, the partially reflective second mirror being transmissive for infrared light with a wavelength in the range of 1400 to 2100 nm and coated on a first surface with a second reflective coating for wavelengths of light below 1000 nm;
a first light detector sensitive to light with a wavelength below 1000 nm positioned to intercept light reflected from the partially reflective second mirror;
and a second light detector sensitive to infrared light with a wavelength in the range of 1400 to 2100 nm positioned to intercept light passing through the partially reflective second mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,555,757

BONE POSITIONING AND CUTTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Treace Medical Concepts, ...

1. A method comprising:attaching a bone positioning device to a metatarsal and a cuneiform by at least:
attaching a first fixation pin to a metatarsal;
attaching a second fixation pin to a cuneiform;
positioning a first block along and about the first fixation pin;
actuating a first set screw to fix a position of the first block along and about the first fixation pin;
positioning a second block along and about the second fixation pin;
actuating a second set screw to fix a position of the second block along and about the second fixation pin;
adjusting the position of the first block with respect to the second block about at least a first axis and a second axis; and
actuating a third set screw and a fourth set screw to fix a position about the first axis and the second axis;
cutting a portion of the metatarsal facing a metatarsal-cuneiform joint;
cutting a portion of the cuneiform facing the metatarsal-cuneiform joint;
after cutting the portion of the metatarsal and cutting the portion of the cuneiform, actuating a compression screw of the bone positioning device to apply a compression force between the metatarsal and the cuneiform; and
attaching a bone connector to fix the position of the metatarsal and the cuneiform.

US Pat. No. 10,555,754

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SKIN TREATMENT USING NON-THERMAL TISSUE ABLATION

Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc...

1. A device comprising an ablative apparatus for non-thermal tissue ablation, said apparatus comprising:a skin-penetrating component configured to provide an ablated tissue portion having a volume of less than 6 mm3 and a change in width as a function of depth, wherein said change in width is of between about 100 ?m to about 500 ?m as a function of depth,
wherein said skin-penetrating component is configured to provide the ablated tissue portion without transfer of thermal energy to tissue surrounding the ablated tissue portion; and
wherein said skin-penetrating component comprises a drill configured to rotate at a speed of between 50 rpm and 2500 rpm; and
a positioning apparatus for positioning skin, the positioning apparatus comprising a substrate and a cryosource, wherein the substrate is configurably attached to the cryosource and provides a cryotemperature to the skin of about 0 degrees C. or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,555,744

SHOCK WAVE ELECTRODES

Shockware Medical, Inc., ...

1. A shock wave catheter comprising:an axially extending elongate member;
a first ring electrode circumferentially disposed over an outer surface of the elongate member, the first ring electrode including one of a first recess or a first projection located along a first edge of the first ring electrode;
a second ring electrode circumferentially disposed over the outer surface of the elongate member and longitudinally adjacent to the first ring electrode, the second ring electrode including the other of said first recess or the first projection along a first edge of the second ring electrode that is adjacent the first edge of the first ring electrode, with the first projection being received by the first recess, wherein a first spark gap is formed by a separation between the first projection and the first recess, and wherein the opposing edge of the second ring electrode includes one of a second recess or a second projection;
a third ring electrode circumferentially disposed over the outer surface of the elongate member and longitudinally adjacent the second ring electrode, the third ring electrode including the other of said second recess or second projection along an edge thereof, with the second projection being received in the second recess wherein a second spark gap is formed by a separation between the second projection and the second recess, and wherein each recess and the projection associated therewith are coplanar; and
a first wire electrically coupled to the first ring electrode and a second wire electrically coupled to the third ring electrode and with the ring electrodes being configured such that when a voltage pulse is applied across the first and second wires, a current flows across the first and second spark gaps creating a series connection between the first, second and third ring electrodes and initiating shock waves at the spark gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,555,742

ROBOT-ASSISTED ULTRASONIC OSTEOTOME POWERED SYSTEM

Beijing SMTP Technology C...

1. A robot-assisted ultrasonic osteotome powered system, comprising:an ultrasonic osteotome powered system, comprising:
an ultrasonic transducer for converting electrical energy into mechanical energy; and
an ultrasonic osteotome for delivering the mechanical energy to a bone;
a robot-assisted surgical system, comprising:
a base; and
a robot arm having a fixed end mounted to the base, the ultrasonic osteotome powered system being detachably connected to a movable end of the robot arm, and the robot arm being used for controlling a position of, a spatial angle of, and a force applied by a cutting end of the ultrasonic osteotome powered system to the bone; and
a controller communicatively connected to the ultrasonic osteotome powered system, for controlling an output power of the ultrasonic osteotome powered system;
wherein the controller controls the output power P of the ultrasonic osteotome powered system according to an equation comprising:
P=P0×?
wherein P0 is a reference output power of the ultrasonic osteotome powered system, and ? is a power correction coefficient and ? is less than or equal to 1, wherein ? is determined, at least in part, from one or more of parameters comprising:
1) a remaining cutting thickness of the bone, with ? decreasing as the remaining cutting thickness decreases;
2) a density of the bone, with ? decreasing as the density of the bone decreases;
3) a type of a tissue below the bone in a cutting direction, the type of the tissue including at least a blood vessel tissue, a spinal cord tissue, and a nerve tissue, wherein ? for the blood vessel tissue is greater than or equal to ? for the spinal cord tissue, and ? for the spinal cord tissue is greater than or equal to ? for the nerve tissue;
4) a temperature of the cutting end of the ultrasonic osteotome, with ? decreasing as the temperature increases;
5) a type of the structure of the bone being cut, the type of the structure including at least a cortical bone and a cancellous bone, wherein ? for the cortical bone is greater than or equal to ? for the cancellous bone; and
6) a depth by which the ultrasonic osteotome has cut into the bone, with ? decreasing as the depth increases.

US Pat. No. 10,555,710

SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-AXES IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

1. A method for imaging a tumor of a patient using positively charged particles and X-rays, comprising the steps of:rotating elements of an X-ray imaging system, configured to deliver the X-rays, around both a first rotation axis and the patient;
imaging the patient using the X-rays from said X-ray imaging system;
passing the positively charged particles through an exit port of a nozzle system, said nozzle system connected to a synchrotron via a first beam transport line, the positively charged particles passing into the patient from the exit port along a z-axis and at least one of: (1) treating the tumor with the positively charged particles and (2) imaging the patient with residual charged particles comprising the positively charged particles after transmitting through the patient;
providing both: (1) a first cone beam X-ray source and (2) a second cone beam X-ray source, of said X-ray imaging system, on a first side of the patient, said first cone beam X-ray source and said second cone-beam X-ray source separated by at least twenty centimeters; and
detecting X-rays from both said first cone beam X-ray source and said second cone beam X-ray source using at least one two-dimensional X-ray detector, of said X-ray imaging system, on an opposite side of the patient from said first cone beam X-ray source;
moving said exit port along an arc along an x-axis perpendicular to the z-axis, the z-axis maintaining a path from the exit port to the patient during said step of moving; and
rotating said source end of said X-ray imaging system and said detector end of said X-ray imaging system about the x-axis to maintain the z-axis as the first rotation axis of said X-ray imaging system; and
while repeating said steps of: (1) moving said exit port along said arc and (2) said step of rotating,
collecting a first set of images of the patient using the positively charged particles; and
collecting a second set of images of the patient using the X-rays, the first rotation axis comprising the z-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,555,707

PATIENT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPAMNY...

1. A patient support system comprising:a support beam configured to translocate along an axial axis of a medical imaging system, wherein at least a portion of the support beam is configured to be disposed within a central bore of the medical imaging system;
a patient support removably coupled to the support beam and comprising:
a backing disposed below the support beam and configured to support a patient during an imaging procedure, and
a restraint extending a longitudinal length of the backing, wherein the restraint comprises a first end coupled to the backing and a second end configured to be removably coupled to the support beam, and wherein the restraint is configured to secure the patient support to the support beam and to restrain the patient within the patient support; and
a translocation system comprising a track extending along the axial axis of the medical imaging system and positioned parallel to the support beam, wherein the translocation system is configured to linearly move the support beam in a first direction to position the patient support and the patient within the central bore of the medical imaging system and to move the support beam in a second direction substantially opposite the first direction to move the patient support and the patient out of the central bore of the medical imaging system.

US Pat. No. 10,555,665

ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSOR AND ENDOSCOPE DEWATERING METHOD

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

6. An endoscope dewatering method comprising bringing a connector for air/water cylinder inserted into an air/water cylinder in an endoscope into an unsealed state where gas leaks out of the endoscope from the air/water cylinder to introduce gas from an air supply connector and a water supply connector in the endoscope, and then bringing the connector for air/water cylinder into a sealed state where gas does not leak out of the endoscope from the air/water cylinder to introduce gas from the air supply connector and the water supply connector in the endoscope.

US Pat. No. 10,555,635

CONNECTOR FOR REFILLING CONTAINER AND BEVERAGE DISPENSER

Societe des Produits Nest...

1. A connector for connecting a powder refilling container comprising at least one flexible wall with a storing powder tank of a beverage preparation machine wherein the connector is a tube, the tube presenting two ends,a first end is configured for piercing the at least one flexible wall of the powder refilling container and is further configured to attach to the at least one flexible wall,
a second end is configured for introduction in a receiving area of a powder inlet of the storing powder tank, and
wherein an external wall of the tube comprises at least one guiding groove and/or pin designed for guiding the tube in the receiving area of the powder inlet of the storing powder tank and for moving the tube in the receiving area.

US Pat. No. 10,555,634

COOKING MACHINE FOR WEIGHING FOOD

T.F. ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOG...

1. A cooking machine for weighing food, which comprises a housing, a heating tray assembly configured to support and heat a cooking cup, a transmission wheel configured to drive a blender structure of the cooking cup to rotate, a motor configured to drive the transmission wheel to rotate and a transmission mechanism configured to connect the transmission wheel with the motor; wherein the cooking machine for weighing food further comprises a holder configured to support the transmission mechanism and a weighing mechanism configured to weigh food inside the cooking cup; the holder has a first end and a second end; the first end protrudes into and is underneath the heating tray assembly; the transmission wheel is mounted on the first end of the holder; the second end is fixed to the housing; the motor is fixed to the second end; the weighing mechanism is arranged below the first end of the holder; the heating tray assembly is supported on the weighing mechanism;wherein the weighing mechanism includes a sensor configured to weigh, an upper holder configured to abut against and press one end of the sensor, and a lower holder configured to support the other end of the sensor;
wherein the lower holder has a U shape; two ends of the lower holder are fixedly connected to the holder; the sensor is fixed to the bottom of the lower holder, and
wherein the bottom of the lower holder extends in the directions of two sides of the lower holder to form a supporting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,555,623

COMPACT DISPLAY TRAY

Trion Industries, Inc., ...

1. A modular system for the display and dispensing of a plurality of product containers in front-to-back columns and in one or more tiers, said system comprisinga plurality of individual, width-adjustable trays configured to be joined in a side-by-side array, where the individual trays each comprise:
a first extruded component comprising a first bottom-forming part and a high side wall having a first height for laterally confining product containers to be displayed in and dispensed from each tray respectively, with said product containers being stackable in a plurality of tiers, wherein the high side wall has an interior side surface and an opposite exterior side surface,
wherein the high side wall is generally perpendicular relative to the first bottom-forming part, wherein the first bottom-forming part comprises an upwardly extending flanged protrusion; wherein at least one rail protrudes from the interior side surface of the high side wall, wherein a pusher is slidably mounted to the high side wall, wherein the pusher has at least one generally horizontal flange that engages the at least one rail to suspend the pusher from the high side wall, wherein the pusher is configured to move the product containers forwardly within each tray respectively;
a second extruded component comprising a second bottom-forming part at least partially overlying said first bottom-forming part and defining a product support surface and a low side wall of lower height than said high side wall for lateral confinement of the product containers between the high wall and the low side wall, the height of the low side wall being no greater than two inches above the product support surface, wherein the low side wall has an interior side surface and an opposite exterior side surface,
wherein the low side wall is generally perpendicular relative to the second bottom-forming part, wherein the second bottom-forming part comprises a plurality of inverted flanged elements extending downwardly from the second bottom-forming part, wherein a channel is defined between each adjacent pair of inverted flanged elements from said plurality of inverted flanged elements;
the first bottom-forming part and the second bottom-forming part overlap and interlock with each other by inserting the upwardly extending flanged protrusion within a corresponding channel to adjust a spacing between said high wall and said low wall to a desired width for the product containers to be displayed therein;
wherein each exterior side of each high side wall and each exterior side of each low side wall have a male connector or a female connector defining a track,
wherein each male connector is generally perpendicular relative to each flanged protrusion and each flanged element respectively,
wherein each male connector is configured to be inserted into a corresponding female connector so that the low side wall of a first tray is slidably connected to the high side wall of an adjacent second tray, such that the high side wall of said second tray also functions as a second high side wall for said first tray.

US Pat. No. 10,555,607

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail having a front portion and a rear portion, the first rail comprising a first blocking structure and a second blocking structure;
a second rail having a front portion and a rear portion;
a third rail mounted between the first rail and the second rail;
a working member arranged to the third rail in a movable manner; and
an auxiliary member arranged between the front portion and the rear portion of the first rail, the auxiliary member comprising a guiding portion and a blocking portion;
wherein when the third rail is located at a retracted position relative to the first rail, the first blocking structure is configured to prevent the third rail from being moved from the retracted position in a retracted direction;
wherein when the third rail is located at the retracted position, the second rail is able to be moved relative to the third rail in the retracted direction to a predetermined position with the rear portion of the second rail being beyond the rear portion of the first rail by a distance;
wherein during a process where the second rail is moved in the retracted direction, the second rail is capable of switching the working member from a first state to a second state, such that the working member in the second state cooperates with the second blocking structure for preventing the third rail from being moved from the retracted position in an extended direction opposite to the retracted direction;
where when the working member is in the first state, the working member does not cooperate with the second blocking structure allowing the third rail to be moved relative to the first rail in the extended direction, the working member being guided to the blocking portion by the guiding portion during a predetermined movement where the working member is moved, so as to prevent the third rail from being moved relative to the first rail in the retracted direction when the third rail is at a first extension position.

US Pat. No. 10,555,570

NECKWEAR FOR DISPLAYING COINS, MEDALS OR BARS

PATUGA LLC, Clarence, NY...

1. A neckwear, comprising:a neckband;
a neckband module;
at least one display segment;
at least one fastener;
a first coin, medal or bullion bar, said neckband module including a compartment containing the first coin, medal or bullion bar, and said neckband module displaying the first coin, medal or bullion bar; and
a second coin, medal or bullion bar, said at least one display segment including a compartment containing the second coin, medal or bullion bar, and said at least one display segment displaying the second coin, medal or bullion bar,
wherein said neckband directly connects to said neckband module, and said neckband module directly connects to said at least one display segment;
wherein said at least one fastener includes a first fastener, said first fastener pivotably connecting said neckband module to said at least one display segment;
wherein said first coin, medal or bullion bar and said second coin, medal or bullion bar are intra-changeable with one another; and
wherein said first coin, medal or bullion bar and said second coin, medal or bullion bar are coins, medals or bullion bars selected from the group consisting of:
(a) commemorative coins, medals or bullion bars sold by mints;
(b) precious metal coins, medals or bullion bars; and
(c) custom-designed coins, medals or bullion bars,
wherein said commemorative coins, medals or bullion bars commemorate events or honor people or organizations with achievements or deeds,
wherein said precious metal coins, medals or bullion bars comprise silver, gold or platinum, and
wherein, said custom-designed coins, medals or bullion bars are configured for the neckband module and the at least one display segment of the neckwear.

US Pat. No. 10,555,569

VOLUNTARY TEMPORARY HAND RESTRAINT GLOVE TO REDUCE A WEARERS ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY HOLD OR USE A WEAPON

1. A device, comprising:a main body providing a thumb cavity, an index cavity, and a first cavity;
the thumb cavity dimensioned to receive an extended thumb of a human wearer;
the index cavity dimensioned to receive an extended index finger of the human wearer;
the first cavity dimensioned to receive a third finger, a fourth finger and a fifth finger of the human wearer in a first configuration;
the first cavity extending from a wrist opening to an opposing distal boundary, wherein the first cavity is enclosed at said distal boundary;
the index cavity extends beyond said distal boundary and a distal end of the thumb cavity, wherein only the index cavity extends from said distal boundary; and
a webbing extending between the index cavity and the thumb cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,555,551

TOBACCO ARTICLES AND METHODS

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co...

1. A method of introducing noncombusted tobacco, a noncombusted tobacco constituent or both noncombusted tobacco and a noncumbusted tobacco constituent into air, the method comprising:exposing to the atmosphere a first end portion and a second end portion of a tobacco article, the tobacco article comprising a substantially cylindrical body and tobacco, the substantially cylindrical body including a porous matrix and an outer shell surface substantially impermeable to migration of tobacco constituents, the porous matrix defining a frusto-conical channel therein, the outer shell surface at least partially surrounding the porous matrix, the tobacco being disposed in pores of the porous matrix, and the porous matrix being integrally formed with the outer shell surface; and
introducing noncombusted tobacco, a noncombusted tobacco constituent, or both noncombusted tobacco and a noncombusted tobacco constituent into air by passing the air through the pores of the porous matrix and over the tobacco disposed in the pores.
US Pat. No. 10,555,907

CONTROLLED-RELEASE SOLID DOSAGE FORMS OF MESALAMINE

Santarus, Inc., Bridgewa...

1. A controlled-release solid dosage form, comprising a plurality of mini-tablets, wherein each mini-tablet comprises:(a) a core, comprising mesalamine; and
(b) a coating, comprising low-viscosity ethyl cellulose; and a pore-forming agent selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl cellulose and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; wherein the coating surrounds the core.
US Pat. No. 10,556,945

ANTAGONIST ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST CALCITONIN GENE-RELATED PEPTIDE AND METHODS USING SAME

Teva Pharmaceuticals Inte...

1. A method of treating or reducing incidence of headache in a subject, the method comprising:administering to the subject an amount of a monoclonal antibody that inhibits the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) pathway,
wherein the monoclonal antibody comprises a CDR H1 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:3; a CDR H2 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:4; a CDR H3 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:5; a CDR L1 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:6; a CDR L2 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:7; and a CDR L3 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:8,
wherein the monoclonal antibody is administered at a dose of about 225 mg at one month intervals, and
wherein the monoclonal antibody is formulated at a concentration of at least 150 mg/mL, thereby treating or reducing incidence of headache in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,556,964

BISPECIFIC ANTIBODY-MEDIATED CANCER THERAPY WITH CYTOKINE-INDUCED KILLER CELL

Wuhan YZY Biopharma Co., ...

1. A composition comprising a bispecific antibody bound to a cytotoxic immune cell,wherein the bispecific antibody comprises:
a) a monovalent unit comprising a light chain-heavy chain pair comprising a heavy chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3 and a light chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:5, and
b) a single chain variable fragment (scFv) comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the scFv binds to the cell.
US Pat. No. 10,555,962

USE OF ICARITIN IN PREPARING MEDICAMENT FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING HEMATOCYTOPENIA

Lunan Pharmaceutical Grou...

1. A method for treating hematocytopenia comprising administering a composition comprising an effective amount of icaritin, as the sole active ingredient of the composition, to a human suffering from hematocytopenia, wherein the hematocytopenia is bone marrow suppression induced by radiation or a chemotherapeutic drug for treating cancer, or primary myelodysplasia.
US Pat. No. 10,556,229

COMPOSITE CATALYST, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE CATALYST, METHOD FOR PRODUCING LOWER OLEFIN AND METHOD FOR REGENERATING COMPOSITE CATALYST

CHIYODA CORPORATION, Yok...

1. A composite catalyst for producing a lower olefin from a hydrocarbon feedstock, comprising:a zeolite being a crystalline aluminosilicate containing gallium and iron or iron in the framework of the zeolite and further having a framework with 8- to 12-membered ring; and
silicon dioxide,
wherein
when the zeolite is a crystalline aluminosilicate containing iron and gallium, and
an acid density as a composition ratio of the number of moles of silicon to a sum of the number of moles of iron, gallium, and aluminum is 75.0 to 200.0, a composition ratio of the number of moles of gallium to a sum of the number of moles of iron, gallium, and aluminum is 0.1 to 0.4, and a composition ratio of the number of moles of iron to a sum of the number of moles of iron, gallium, and aluminum is 0.2 to 0.6,
and
when the zeolite is a crystalline aluminosilicate containing iron, and
an acid density as a composition ratio of the number of moles of silicon to a sum of the number of moles of iron and aluminum is 75.0 to 200.0, and a composition ratio of the number of moles of iron to a sum of the number of moles of iron and aluminum is 0.4 to 0.7.
US Pat. No. 10,555,469

SOYBEAN VARIETIES ‘2441083’, ‘2441085’, AND ‘2441246’

Asociados Don Mario S.A.,...

1. A soybean seed selected from the group consisting ofa soybean seed designated as ‘2441083’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125118;
a soybean seed designated as ‘2441085’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125119;
and a soybean seed designated as ‘2441246’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125120.
US Pat. No. 10,555,981

ONCOLYTIC VIRUS FOR EXPRESSION OF IMMUNE CHECKPOINT MODULATORS

Transgene S.A., Illkirch...

1. A method for treating a proliferative disease, comprising administering an oncolytic virus comprising inserted in its genome a nucleic acid molecule encoding one or more immune checkpoint modulator(s) wherein said virus is a vaccinia virus defective for Ribonucleotide reductase (RR) activity resulting from inactivating mutations in only the viral 14L gene and defective for thymidine kinase (TK) resulting from inactivating mutations in the J2R viral gene, wherein said one or more immune checkpoint modulator(s) is an antibody that specifically binds to PD-1 or a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of said oncolytic virus wherein said virus is a vaccinia virus defective for Ribonucleotide reductase (RR) activity resulting from inactivating mutations in only the viral 14L gene and defective for thymidine kinase (TK) resulting from inactivating mutations in the J2R viral gene, wherein said one or more immune checkpoint modulator(s) is an antibody that specifically binds to PD-1 and a pharmaceutical acceptable vehicle.
US Pat. No. 10,555,984

METHOD FOR INCREASING EXPRESSION OF PDPRD GENE BY USING PEANUT SKIN EXTRACT

TCI CO., LTD., Taipei (T...

1. A method for preventing or treating hepatocellular carcinoma, consisting of administrating to a subject in need an effective amount of a composition consisting of a peanut skin extract and a carrier, wherein the extract is obtained by extracting the peanut skin with water.
US Pat. No. 10,556,909

SYNTHETIC PROCESS AND INTERMEDIATES

Avista Pharma Solutions, ...

1. A compound 1-(6-bromospiro[1H-isobenzofuran-3,3?azetidine]-1?-yl)-3,3,3-trifluoro-propane-1-one.
US Pat. No. 10,557,168

SENSING APPARATUS FOR AMPLIFICATION AND SEQUENCING OF TEMPLATE POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND ARRAY FOR AMPLIFICATION OF TEMPLATE POLYNUCLEOTIDES

DNAE Group Holdings Limit...

1. An array for amplification and sequencing of template polynucleotides, the array comprising:a plurality of wells wherein each well is exposed to an ISFET;
a plurality of capture beads, wherein each capture bead comprises a single template binding site, wherein the wells and capture beads are relatively sized so that only one bead will fit into each well;
a removable seal arranged to cover the wells and isolate each well from adjacent wells; and
a heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,560,935

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting and receiving a signal, which is transmitted and received by a first device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting system information indicating subframes for downlink transmission and subframes for uplink transmission; and
transmitting a downlink signal in a specific subframe in which the system information indicates a subframe for the uplink transmission,
wherein the specific subframe is applied to a predetermined time offset determined based on a timing advance applied for the uplink transmission,
wherein the predetermined time offset is a time offset for changing a transmission timing of the specific subframe,
wherein a transmission timing of the downlink signal corresponds to a reception timing of the uplink signal received in the specific subframe through the predetermined time offset, and
wherein the first device transmits, to a second device, information indicating that the predetermined time offset has been applied to the specific subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,560,922

CHANNEL TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

5. A channel transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, information associated with a first channel transmitted by a base station to the terminal device;
obtaining, by the terminal device, a transmission parameter set of the first channel from the determined first channel; and
determining, by the terminal device and according to the transmission parameter set of the first channel, a communication mode used between the base station and the terminal device, wherein the communication mode corresponds to the transmission parameter set of the first channel.

US Pat. No. 10,560,883

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CROSS-CELL CARRIER AGGREGATION FOR COVERAGE BALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment (“UE”), comprising:a transceiver in communication with a macrocell and a plurality of secondary cells, wherein the macrocell has a first coverage area and each of the secondary cells has a respective second coverage area, wherein the first coverage area comprises the plurality of second coverage areas;
a memory arrangement storing instructions for execution by a processor;
wherein the processor is in communication with the transceiver and configured to execute the instructions comprising:
receiving a first assignment, from the macrocell, of a first frequency of the macrocell as a primary component carrier;
receiving an identification, from the macrocell, of a subset of the secondary cells that operate on a second frequency;
receiving a second assignment, from the macrocell, of the second frequency of one of the secondary cells as a secondary component carrier, wherein the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier are assigned by the macrocell based on signal quality measurements of the macrocell and the plurality of secondary cells; and
operating in carrier aggregation mode based on the assignments.

US Pat. No. 10,560,877

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Interwise, Ltd., Airport...

1. A method, comprising:measuring, by a processing system comprising a processor, a first strength of a first signal that is received from a first wireless radio access network and a second strength of a second signal that is received from a second wireless radio access network;
comparing, by the processing system, the first strength of the first signal to a first threshold to determine a first offset of the first signal to the first threshold;
comparing, by the processing system, the second strength of the second signal to a second threshold to determine a second offset of the second signal to the second threshold;
comparing, by the processing system, a measure of voice quality for a call session according to a voice quality model to a third threshold to determine a third offset of the measure of voice quality to the third threshold, wherein the first wireless radio access network provides a first wireless communicative coupling of the processing system and a communication network during the call session;
reporting an event trigger condition according to the first offset, the second offset, and the third offset;
determining, by the processing system, that a handover condition of a handover policy has been met by the first strength and the second strength, wherein the handover policy for the first wireless radio access network and the second wireless radio access network is selected based on a first priority for the first wireless radio access network and a second priority for the second wireless radio access network; and
performing, by the processing system, a handover from the first wireless radio access network to the second wireless radio access network responsive to the determining that the handover condition has been met.

US Pat. No. 10,560,871

OPERATION PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An operation processing method applied to a portable electronic device comprising a display and multiple application programs, the operation processing method comprising:obtaining and storing a traffic value by:
determining that an object of one the application programs is from another portable electronic device;
determining that the another portable electronic device does not send the traffic value;
enabling traffic statistics collection when the object is opened;
ending the traffic statistics collection when the object is completely loaded;
obtaining the traffic value when the object is completely loaded; and
storing the traffic value;
detecting a first operation to trigger sending the object of one of the application programs, wherein the object comprises a video file, an audio file, a picture, or a page that contains a link;
retrieving the traffic value for loading the object in response to the first operation, wherein the traffic value is determined based in part by the portable electronic device collecting traffic statistics associated with opening the object;
displaying the traffic value in an input box of a to-be-sent screen;
detecting a second operation to send the object and information comprising the traffic value; and
sending the object and the information in response to the second operation.

US Pat. No. 10,560,869

METHOD AND DEVICE BY WHICH TERMINAL PERFORMS FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to perform frequency measurement in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a serving cell, a first priority of a first neighbor frequency and a second priority of a second neighbor frequency;
receiving, from the serving cell, a first distribution parameter and a second distribution parameter,
wherein the first distribution parameter includes a first redistribution factor related to the first neighbor frequency and does not include a list of specified cells related to the first neighbor frequency,
wherein the second distribution parameter includes a second redistribution factor related to the second neighbor frequency and a list of specified cells related to the second neighbor frequency, and
wherein the specified cells are configured by a network; and
based on the list of specified cells related to the second neighbor frequency included in the second distribution parameter, performing the frequency measurement for the second neighbor frequency including the list of specified cells related to the second neighbor frequency, regardless of quality of the serving cell,
wherein the frequency measurement for the first neighbor frequency is not performed based on the first distribution parameter not including the list of specified cells, and
wherein the first priority and the second priority are lower than or equal to a priority of a serving frequency to which the serving cell belongs.

US Pat. No. 10,560,866

METHOD OF HANDLING PACKET LOSSES IN TRANSMISSIONS BASED ON DASH STANDARD AND FLUTE PROTOCOL

EXPWAY, Paris (FR) INSTI...

1. A method of retrieving data, the method comprising:receiving, by a user device via a data transmission network, a file portion transmitted in accordance with a multicast protocol from a file delivery service linked to the data transmission network, the received file portion including data fragments that are independently processable, the receiving including receiving packets of symbols and generating each data fragment in the received file portion by (i) decoding the received packets of symbols, and (ii) when the received packets of symbols include repair symbols, processing transmission errors using the transmitted repair symbols;
receiving, by the user device, a file delivery table (FDT) from the file delivery service;
reading, by the user device, in the file delivery table, location information indicating locations of the data fragments in the received file portion; and
determining, by the user device, from the read location information, a corrupted data fragment present in the data fragments of the received file portion.

US Pat. No. 10,560,864

EVENT-DRIVEN NETWORK DEMAND FINDER OF A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

1. A network device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
facilitating a radio frequency scan within a defined geographical area, wherein the defined geographical area comprises a portion of a coverage area of an access point device;
based on a result of the radio frequency scan, identifying a group of user equipment that are located within the defined geographical area;
based on monitoring respective call activities of the group of user equipment, determining a quantity of the group of user equipment that have initiated an emergency service; and
in response to determining that the quantity of the group of user equipment that have initiated the emergency service exceeds a threshold quantity, facilitating a modification of a signal transmitted via an antenna of the access point device to increase network coverage in the defined geographical area.

US Pat. No. 10,560,862

INTERFERENCE-AWARE APPLICATIONS FOR CONNECTED VEHICLES

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A method comprising:receiving, using at least one processor that is configured to execute instructions stored in a nontransitory computer-readable medium, a first reporting signal from a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system, wherein the first reporting signal includes data indicating (i) a noise measurement of a communication channel, and (ii) a location associated with the noise measurement, the noise measurement being based on at least one of a packet error rate of the communication channel, a signal-to-noise ratio of the communication channel, and an arrival time of an incoming message on the communication channel;
determining, using the at least one processor, the location is associated with a noisy region in response to a value of the noise measurement exceeding a first threshold value;
generating, using the at least one processor, an entry based on the first reporting signal in response to the value of the noise measurement exceeding the first threshold value;
storing, using the at least one processor, the entry in a database, wherein:
the database includes a plurality of additional entries; and
each of the plurality of additional entries includes information based on a plurality of additional reporting signals; and
generating, using the at least one processor, an alert based on at least one of the entry and the plurality of additional entries, wherein the alert is configured to indicate a presence of noise at a location associated with the at least one of the entry and the plurality of additional entries.

US Pat. No. 10,560,856

PHASE SHIFTER, ANTENNA, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A phase shifter, comprising:a feed unit,
at least one tapping element,
at least one conductor section, and
a ground element,
wherein the feed unit is electrically connected to a first tapping element of the at least one tapping element, and the at least one tapping element is electrically connected in sequence;
wherein the at least one conductor section is at least one concentric curved conductor section; each tapping element is electrically connected to one conductor section; and each tapping element is shifted, by using a circle center of the at least one conductor section as a rotation axis, along the conductor section connected to each tapping element, for changing a phase of a signal of an input port passing through the conductor section connected to each tapping element, and outputting the signal at an output port of the conductor section connected to each tapping element; and
wherein when each tapping element is shifted by a preset angle from the output port of the conductor section connected to each tapping element as a start position, one tapping element is electrically connected to the ground element, so that:
a signal transmitted by the tapping element is reflected to an input port of the feed unit, and
a standing wave is generated by the signal of the input port.

US Pat. No. 10,560,847

MOBILE TERMINAL, LOCK STATE CONTROL PROGRAM FOR MOBILE TERMINAL, AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LOCK STATE OF MOBILE TERMINAL

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device that can set and release a lock state, the device comprising:a display operable to display a first screen in a lock state, the first screen comprising a first display object;
a touch panel coupled to the display, and operable to detect a touch on the first screen, a move of the touch and a release of the touch;
at least one controller configured to cause the display to display the first display object based on one or more graphical elements, operable to:
move the first display object in a moving direction of the touch on the first screen and change at least one of the one or more graphical elements in response to detecting the move of the touch on the first screen;
delete the first display object from the first screen in response to a further detecting of the move of the touch after moving the first display object and changing the at least one of the one or more graphical elements; and
release the lock state after deleting the first display object.

US Pat. No. 10,560,829

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FOR ANGLE OF ARRIVAL DETERMINATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a wireless device, the method comprising:generating, by the wireless device, a protocol data unit (PDU) header of an angle of arrival (AoA) packet, wherein the PDU header includes a reserved for future use (RFU) field and is compliant with Bluetooth version 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2;
generating, by the wireless device, a PDU payload of the AoA packet corresponding to the PDU header, wherein generating the PDU payload includes:
inserting a supplemental field into the PDU payload to enable another wireless device to determine an angle of arrival of the AoA packet, the supplemental field comprising only a string of bits with identical logic states configured to generate a continuous waveform, and inserting a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) field into the PDU payload, the CRC field corresponding to a CRC of at least the supplemental field;
modifying the PDU header by replacing one or more reserved bits of the RFU field to indicate that the PDU payload includes the supplemental field; and transmitting the AoA packet with a single antenna of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,793

TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLY

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A loudspeaker comprising:a voice coil;
a voice coil lead extending from the voice coil;
a diaphragm coupled to the voice coil, wherein the diaphragm comprises an inner portion coupled to the voice coil, an outer edge, an intermediate portion between the inner portion and the outer edge, and a lower surface;
a suspension element comprising an inner diameter, wherein the inner diameter of the suspension element is attached circumferentially to the intermediate portion of the diaphragm at a lowest point on the lower surface of the diaphragm;
a conductive coupler attached to the suspension element at the inner diameter of the suspension element; and
a terminal lead, wherein the terminal lead and the voice coil lead are conductively attached to the conductive coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,560,787

HEARING DEVICE COMPRISING AN AMPLIFIER SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING VARIATION IN AN ACOUSTICAL SIGNAL CAUSED BY VARIATION IN GAIN OF AN AMPLIFIER

1. A hearing device comprising an amplifier system for minimizing variation in an acoustical signal caused by variation in a supply voltage to an amplifier, wherein the amplifier system comprising;a battery configured to provide a supply voltage to the amplifier,
a digital signal processor configured to provide an acoustical signal to the amplifier,
a controller unit configured to receive an enablement signal when the supply voltage is in an offset mode, wherein the supply voltage is in the offset mode when the supply voltage short termly drops below or above a supply voltage threshold, and the controller unit is further configured to transmit a request for a measured voltage during a time period based on the enablement signal, and
a first analog-to-digital converter configured to measure during the time period the supply voltage to the amplifier based on the request for the measured voltage transmitted by the controller unit, andwherein the controller unit is configured to determine another offset mode in the supply voltage based on a fitting of measured voltages of the supply voltage to the amplifier, and wherein the controller unit is configured to generate a compensating signal based on an estimation of variation in the supply voltage in the another offset mode provided by the fitting of the measured voltages, and the controller unit is configure to transmit the compensating signal to the digital signal processor, the digital signal processor is configured to minimize the variation in the acoustical signal by providing the compensating signal into the acoustical signal, wherein the compensating signal provides an amplification of the acoustical signal during another time period of the another offset mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,784

MEMS DEVICE AND PROCESS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

15. A MEMS transducer comprising:a flexible membrane; and
at least one variable vent structure which deflects in response to a pressure differential across the membrane in order to provide a flow path through the flexible membrane, and wherein said at least one said variable vent structure comprises at least two moveable portions of the flexible membrane, the at least two moveable portions being able to be deflected away from the surface of the rest of the flexible membrane to expose a hole in the flexible membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,560,766

WIRELESS DROP IN A FIBER-TO-THE-HOME NETWORK

CommScope Connectivity Be...

1. A wireless drop terminal for use in a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, the wireless drop terminal comprising:a fiber interface to optically couple the wireless drop terminal to an optical line terminal of the FTTH network via at least one optical fiber; and
a wireless interface communicatively coupled to the fiber interface, wherein the wireless interface is configured to wirelessly receive RF signals via a directional wireless drop from a wireless optical network terminal (W-ONT), wherein the W-ONT is located at a customer premises, wherein the wireless drop terminal is located outside of the customer premises;
wherein the wireless interface is implemented using a baseband module, wherein the baseband module receives digital baseband data generated from an RF waveform transmitted from the W-ONT to the wireless drop terminal, and the baseband module processes the received digital baseband data to obtain upstream wireless frames;
wherein the fiber interface transmits upstream optical frames derived from the upstream wireless frames.

US Pat. No. 10,560,757

INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTIC AND DEBUGGING OF REGIONAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

17. A central server system within a cable infrastructure, the central server system comprising:a memory that stores a monitoring script and a diagnostic script; and
a processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory, the instructions, when executed by the processor, configuring the processor to:
receive information relating to a service provided by a plurality of cable headends of the cable infrastructure to a plurality of end user devices in response to the plurality of cable headends executing the monitoring script,
provide the diagnostic script to a cable headend from among the plurality of cable headends to configure the cable headend to perform a diagnostic operation when the information indicates a problem with the service,
analyze a result of the diagnostic operation to detect a problem with the service, and
initiate an action with the cable headend to resolve the problem with the service.

US Pat. No. 10,560,749

VIDEO PLAYING METHOD, VIDEO PLAYING DEVICE, VIDEO PLAYING SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A video playing method, comprising:dividing a video to be played into a plurality of video segments and labelling, respectively, the plurality of video segments with emotion categories of a user as labels according to a pre-stored correspondence between the emotion categories of the user and video contents, and
determining whether each video segment of the plurality of video segments is to be played according to the label of the video segment,
wherein the emotion categories of the user are determined based on a pre-generated first neural network, and
the first neural network is configured to determine the emotion categories of the user based on physical parameters of the user, and
wherein the correspondence between the emotion categories of the user and the video contents comprises a second neural network, and
the second neural network is generated by training with samples of the video contents and samples of the emotion categories of the user output from the first neural network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,741

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO COUNT PEOPLE IN AN AUDIENCE

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A system, comprising:means for transmitting a control signal to a portable device a threshold period of time after a person logs into a people meter separate from the portable device, the control signal to cause the portable device to begin collecting location information and proximity information associated with operation of the portable device after receipt of the control signal;
means for analyzing the location information collected by the portable device to determine a location result indicative of a location of the portable device; and
means for analyzing the proximity information collected by the portable device to determine a proximity result indicative of whether the person is near the portable device, the location result and the proximity result collectively defining first presence information, the first presence information indicative of whether the person is present in a media exposure environment associated with a media presentation device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,736

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING IN-VEHICLE SERVICES TO COMMUTERS

ANI Technologies Private ...

1. A method for providing in-vehicle services, the method comprising:receiving, by a first device of a vehicle from a second device of the vehicle over a first communication network, an application selection input corresponding to selection of a first master application on the second device by a commuter in the vehicle, wherein the first master application is for hosting a set of online applications and a set of offline applications selected by a first server, and wherein the set of online applications and the set of offline applications are associated with a plurality of categories, and
wherein the set of offline applications and the set of online applications are retrieved, by the first device, from a plurality of applications stored on the first server based on ranking and categorization of the plurality of applications by way of a second communication network, wherein the set of offline applications and the set of online applications include at least a first application and a second application, respectively, and wherein the first device provides the set of offline applications and the set of online applications to the first master application, and
wherein the set of online applications is selected based on a rank threshold specified by the commuter travelling in the vehicle;
rendering, by the first device on a display of the second device, the plurality of categories into which the set of online applications and the set of offline applications are categorized by the first server;
receiving, by the first device from the second device, a category selection input corresponding to selection of a category from the plurality of categories by the commuter;
rendering, by the first device on the display of the second device, online applications selected from the set of online applications and offline applications selected from the set of offline applications, wherein the online applications and the offline applications are selected based on the selected category by the commuter;
receiving at least one of a first or a second request by the first device from the second device, wherein the second device transmits at least one of the first or the second request based on at least one of a first input or a second input, respectively, wherein the first or the second input is received by way of the first or the second application selected by the commuter from the offline applications or the online applications, respectively, and wherein the first and second applications are rendered by the first master application installed on the second device;
retrieving, by the first device, one or more multimedia files including at least a first multimedia file from the first server over the second communication network, wherein the first device stores the one or more multimedia files in a first memory;
retrieving, by the first device, at least one of the first multimedia file from the first memory of the first device in response to the first request, or a second multimedia file from a second server in response to the second request by way of the second communication network; and
streaming, by the first device, at least one of the first multimedia file or the second multimedia file on the second device by way of the first communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,698

GRAPHICS SERVER AND METHOD FOR STREAMING RENDERED CONTENT VIA A REMOTE GRAPHICS PROCESSING SERVICE

Nvidia Corporation, Sant...

1. A graphics server, comprising:a graphics renderer configured to identify when rendered content has not changed;
a frame capturer;
an encoder; and
a processor, wherein when said graphics renderer identifies said rendered content has not changed said processor is configured to:
cause said frame capturer to not capture said frames of said rendered content;
cause said encoder to not encode said frames of said rendered content; and
cause a pre-encoded skip-frame message to be transmitted without requiring any pixel processing.

US Pat. No. 10,560,691

SYSTEM, HAVING A PROCESSING DEVICE AND A CAMERA CONNECTED THERETO. FOR THE DETECTION OF A MACHINE-READABLE SECURITY FEATURE OF A VALUE DOCUMENT AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING A CAMERA OF SUCH A SYSTEM

CI Tech Sensors, AG, Bur...

1. A system, comprising:a processing device; and
an exchangeable camera connected thereto for detecting a machine-readable security feature of a valuable document;
wherein the system is calibrated by means of processing device correction data, which relate to characteristics of the processing device, and camera calibration data, which relate to characteristics of the processing device and of the camera connected thereto, wherein the camera comprises a memory configured to store the processing device correction data and the camera calibration data relating to the system in which the calibration is carried out;
wherein the processing device comprises a memory configured to store the processing device correction data and the camera calibration data relating to the system in which operation for detecting a machine-readable security feature of the valuable document is carried out; and
wherein the processing device is configured to calculate the camera calibration data—to be stored in the memory of the processing deviceof the system in which operation for detecting a machine-readable security feature of the valuable document is carried out, by weighting the camera calibration data stored in the memory of the camera with the processing device correction data stored in the memory of the camera and with the processing device correction data stored in the memory of the processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,686

PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING DEPTH INFORMATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A photographing device, comprising:a first image sensor comprising M infrared light sensing pixels and N visible light sensing pixels, wherein the first image sensor is configured to acquire an infrared light image and first a visible light image, wherein a pixel value of the first visible light image is equal to X, and wherein a pixel value of the infrared light image is equal to Y;
a second image sensor configured to acquire a second visible light image;
an infrared light source configured to project a particular pattern to a target object; and
a processor coupled to the first image sensor, the second image sensor, and the infrared light source, wherein the processor is configured to:
obtain depth information of the target object using a binocular manner when a distance between the target object and the photographing device is greater than an effective distance of a structured light manner by:
obtaining the first visible light image and the infrared light image of the target object from the first image sensor;
obtaining a first reference image based on the first visible light image and the infrared light image, wherein the first reference image has a pixel value equal to X+Y;
obtaining a second reference image of the target object using the second visible light image of the second image sensor, wherein the second reference image corresponds to the second visible light image and has a pixel value equal to X+Y; and
calculating the depth information of the target object based on the first reference image and the second reference image; and
obtain the depth information of the target object using the structured light manner when the distance between the target object and the photographing device is less than an effective distance of the binocular manner.

US Pat. No. 10,560,656

MEDIA MESSAGE CREATION WITH AUTOMATIC TITLING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

11. A computing device comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium including one or more sequences of instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
presenting, by the computing device, a graphical user interface for generating clips associated with a media message on a display of the computing device;
receiving, by the computing device, a first user input selecting a first graphical element for initiating a recording of a first clip, the first graphical element presented on the graphical user interface;
in response to the first user input, receiving, by the computing device, an audio stream from a microphone associated with the computing device, the audio stream including speech captured by the microphone;
in response to the first user input, receiving, by the computing device, a video stream from a camera associated with the computing device, the video stream including video data captured by the camera;
in response to receiving a first portion of the audio stream and while receiving a second portion the audio stream, obtaining, by the computing device, a first transcription of the first portion of the audio stream and presenting the first transcription on the display of the computing device in near real time as the first portion of the audio stream is received; and
generating, by the computing device, the first clip comprising the video data stored in association with transcription data of the audio stream, wherein the transcription data comprises the first transcription and a plurality of tokens, each token having respective timing data that indicates when, during a recording of the video data, a spoken word corresponding to the token was captured by the microphone, and
wherein presentation of the tokens in the first clip imitates a cadence of corresponding spoken words when they were captured during the recording of the video data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,648

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROLLING SHUTTER COMPENSATION USING ITERATIVE PROCESS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for correcting digital image deformities, the system comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine readable instructions to:
obtain an input image defined by an input pixel array, the input pixel array captured by an imaging sensor, the input pixel array including input pixels characterized by input pixel positions within the input pixel array and input pixel values;
obtain acquisition times specifying time of capture of sets of input pixels within the input pixel array;
obtain orientation information specifying imaging sensor orientations at the acquisition times of the sets of input pixels within the input pixel array; and
determine an output image defined by an output pixel array, the output pixel array determined based on the input pixel array of the input image, the output pixel array including output pixels characterized by output pixel positions within the output pixel array and output pixel values, wherein determination of a given output pixel includes:
determining an acquisition time and orientation information for the given output pixel within the output pixel array;
obtaining identification of an input pixel based on the acquisition time and the orientation information for the given output pixel, the input pixel having a pixel position within the input pixel array;
obtaining identification of a pixel within the input pixel array as an estimated input pixel for the given output pixel based on an iteration process including:
obtaining an input acquisition time of a given input pixel based on the pixel position of the given input pixel within the input pixel array;
determining input orientation information of the given input pixel based on the input acquisition time; and
obtaining identification of a subsequent input pixel based on the input orientation information;
wherein:
the identification of the pixel within the input pixel array as the estimated input pixel is obtained based on differences in the input orientation information determined within the iteration process;
the input pixel identified based on the acquisition time and the orientation information for the given output pixel is used as an initial given input pixel; and
the output pixel values for the given output pixel is determined based on the input pixel values for the estimated input pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,560,646

GLOBAL-SHUTTER VERTICALLY INTEGRATED PIXEL WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE

1. A vertically integrated pixel comprising at least two layers, with layer one comprising:a pinned photodiode (PPD) which generates photocurrent Iph;
a transfer gate Mtg connected in series between said PPD and a first node, the voltage at said first node being Vfd and the total capacitance on said first node being Cfd, said transfer gate conducting in response to a control signal txb;
a low-gain select transistor Mlg connected between said first node and a second node, said low-gain select transistor conducting in response to a control signal lgb, the voltage at said second node being a voltage Vint;
a reset transistor Mrst connected between said second node and a reset voltage Vrst, said reset transistor conducting in response to a control signal rstb;
a capacitance Cint connected between said second node and a first constant potential; and
a source-follower transistor Misf whose source, gate and drain are connected to an output node, said first node and a second constant potential, respectively, such that the voltage at said output node follows Vfd when said source-follower transistor is in a conducting state, said output node connected to another layer of said pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,560,645

IMMERSIVE VIDEO ENVIRONMENT USING NEAR-INFRARED VIDEO COMPOSITING

FEEDBACK, LLC, Minneapol...

1. A system comprising:a camera system including a visible light detection camera and an infrared detection camera, the cameras arranged to capture video from a single capture point to image a performance area;
a visible light source arranged to emit visible light onto the performance area, the visible light to be reflected from the performance area towards the camera system;
an infrared light source arranged to emit infrared light onto the performance area, the infrared light to be emitted through the performance area towards the camera system;
a display source to provide video output; and
a display screen arranged between the camera system and the infrared light source, wherein the display screen is arranged to cause a space for the performance area to be defined between the display screen and the infrared light source, and wherein the display screen is arranged to be viewable within the performance area while a first portion of infrared light originating from the infrared light source is blocked from reaching the infrared detection camera when a human subject is located within the performance area;
wherein the display screen is further arranged to:
permit a second portion of the infrared light originating from the infrared light source to pass through the display screen to the infrared detection camera;
permit the visible light originating from the visible light source and reflected from the performance area to pass through the display screen to the visible light detection camera; and
reflect visible light originating from the display source towards the performance area, wherein the visible light originating from the display source is reflected by the display screen to provide the video output from the display source that is visible in the performance area.

US Pat. No. 10,560,639

ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscope system comprising:a light source unit including at least one first light source that emits light including two color components with mutually different wavelengths;
an image sensor having at least a first element part that has a spectral sensitivity for a first color component and a second element part that has a spectral sensitivity for the second color component out of the two color components of the first light source; and
a processor that images an observation object using the light emitted from the light source unit and obtains a first signal value of the first color component obtained in the first element part of the image sensor, and a second signal value of the second color component obtained in the second element part of the image sensor,
wherein the processor calculates a first signal ratio between the first signal value and the second signal value, calculates a brightness value using at least one of the first signal value and the second signal value of the image sensor, specifies a quantity of light of the light source unit on the basis of the brightness value, and sets the first signal ratio to a predetermined set value by changing at least one signal value out of the first signal value and the second signal value obtained from the image sensor in accordance with the quantity of light.

US Pat. No. 10,560,627

DUAL SENSOR CAMERA

DigitalOptics Corporation...

1. A host device comprising:an image processor; and
a camera module including
a first image sensor configured to capture a first image,
a first optical element optically aligned with said first image sensor, said first optical element having a first focal length,
a second sensor configured to capture a second image, and
a second optical element optically aligned with said second image sensor, said second optical element having a second focal length that is longer than said first focal length, the combination of said first image sensor and said first optical element and the combination of said second image sensor and said second optical element being directed toward the same subject; and wherein
said image processor is configured to
at least one of up-sample said first image and down-sample said second image, sharpen said first image when said first image is up-sampled, and
combine said first image and said second image together to form a single combined image with at least a portion of said second image forming a central portion of said single combined image and a peripheral portion of said first image forming a peripheral portion of said single combined image; and wherein
said image processor is further configured to provide digital zooming of said single combined image; and
to provide said digital zooming of said single combined image, said image processor is configured to
forego cropping said single combined image responsive to a first digital zoom setting associated with a first field of view (FOV),
crop said single combined image to include only said central portion responsive to a second digital zoom setting associated with a second FOV, said second FOV being narrower than said first FOV, and
expand said central portion and crop said peripheral portion of said single combined image responsive to a third digital zoom setting associated with a third FOV, said third FOV being intermediate said first FOV and said second FOV.

US Pat. No. 10,560,610

METHOD OF SYNCHRONIZING MULTIPLE VEHICULAR CAMERAS WITH AN ECU

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A method of synchronizing cameras with an electronic control unit of a vehicular vision system, said method comprising:providing a plurality of cameras at a vehicle equipped with the vehicular vision system, wherein the plurality of cameras comprises at least a first camera, a second camera, a third camera and a fourth camera;
wherein providing the plurality of cameras comprises providing the first camera at a front portion of the equipped vehicle, providing the second camera at a left-side side portion of the equipped vehicle, providing the third camera at a right-side side portion of the equipped vehicle, and providing the fourth camera at a rear portion of the equipped vehicle;
wherein each of the first camera, the second camera, the third camera and the fourth camera, when provided at the equipped vehicle, has a respective field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle;
providing an electronic control unit (ECU) at the equipped vehicle;
providing a first camera control signal to the first camera from the ECU via a first link from the ECU to the first camera, wherein the first camera control signal regulates timing of the first camera to be synchronous with reference timing of the ECU;
providing a second camera control signal to the second camera from the ECU via a second link from the ECU to the second camera, wherein the second camera control signal regulates timing of the second camera to be synchronous with reference timing of the ECU;
providing a third camera control signal to the third camera from the ECU via a third link from the ECU to the third camera, wherein the third camera control signal regulates timing of the third camera to be synchronous with reference timing of the ECU;
providing a fourth camera control signal to the fourth camera from the ECU via a fourth link from the ECU to the fourth camera, wherein the fourth camera control signal regulates timing of the fourth camera to be synchronous with reference timing of the ECU;
regulating timing of the first camera via starting the first camera synchronous to the ECU reference timing and holding the first camera synchronous to the ECU reference timing;
regulating timing of the second camera via starting the second camera synchronous to the ECU reference timing and holding the second camera synchronous to the ECU reference timing;
regulating timing of the third camera via starting the third camera synchronous to the ECU reference timing and holding the third camera synchronous to the ECU reference timing;
regulating timing of the fourth camera via starting the fourth camera synchronous to the ECU reference timing and holding the fourth camera synchronous to the ECU reference timing;
capturing frames of image data with each of the first camera, the second camera, the third camera and the fourth camera;
providing image data captured by the first camera to the ECU via the first link from the first camera to the ECU;
providing image data captured by the second camera to the ECU via the second link from the second camera to the ECU;
providing image data captured by the third camera to the ECU via the third link from the third camera to the ECU; and
providing image data captured by the fourth camera to the ECU via the fourth link from the fourth camera to the ECU.

US Pat. No. 10,560,606

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. An image processing device comprising:at least one hardware processor configured to implement:
an image acquiring unit that acquires, as a processing target image, an image with modified color information or an image with color information degraded from an original image;
a color aid information acquiring unit that acquires color aid information to be referred to at a time of restoring the color information of the processing target image; and
a restoring unit that restores the color information of the processing target image using the color aid information,
wherein either the image, with the modified color information, or the image, with color information degraded from the original image, is more similar to the original image after the color information is restored than before the color information is restored.

US Pat. No. 10,560,580

ANALYSIS OF CALL METRICS FOR CALL DIRECTION

8x8, Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. An apparatus, comprising storage circuitry with a processing circuitry:the processing circuitry including a first processing circuit communicatively coupled to a plurality of servers, each configured and arranged to route data for a respective plurality of end users connected in a respective network, the processing circuit being configured and arranged to, for each of the plurality of servers:
receive call event messages from the server for calls routed by the server; and
generate, in response to a call routed by the server, a set of data metrics including call summary metrics based on the call event messages received from the server;
a second processing circuit, being communicatively coupled to or arranged as part of the processing circuitry and being configured to evaluate the set of data metrics generated for the call routed by the server using a set of criteria specified in a respective policy for the server; and
a third processing circuit, being communicatively coupled to or arranged as part of the processing circuitry being configured to provide an automated call menu including one or more menus of options for a caller.

US Pat. No. 10,560,560

CONTACT INFORMATION EXCHANGING AND CONTENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORKING AND MARKETING

Cardex Group Pty Ltd, Gl...

1. A contact information exchanging and content system for networking comprising:smart devices for target users and client users, that operate target user devices and client user devices, respectively, a target user being desirous of establishing a store of contact information on a smart device and desirous of receiving content from a client user, and the client user being a user desirous of propagating and distributing the content;
each of the target user devices and the client user devices having:
a user interface for communicating with an operator of the smart device, a network interface for communicating with a computer network, a processor for operating an application, and a store;
a server including an engine and a database; and
a beacon device associated with a client user, the beacon device having a beacon protocol including a network identifier unique to the system and beacon identifiers unique to the beacon device that are broadcast within a range of the beacon device to a responding target user device having the application entering the range and selectively cause contact information or content or both contact information and content to be pushed to the responding target user device;
the store of the target user device being designed to store:
(i) contact information related to a target user of the target user device;
(ii) contact information of other target user devices having the application; and
(iii) selectively received pushed content;
the application of the target user device having:
(a) contact functionality to:
(i) generate and store the contact information related to the target user of the target user device via the user interface of the target user device;
(ii) receive and store contact information of another target user via the network interface; and
(iii) communicate the contact information related to the target user of the target user device via the network interface to the server for processing by the engine to form a contact information data file and store the contact information data file in the database; and
(b) content functionality to:
(i) selectively receive beacon identifiers;
(ii) selectively receive and store content pushed to the target user device upon receipt of the selected beacon identifiers; and
(iii) communicate the stored content via the network interface to the server for processing by the engine to form a content data file and store the content data file in the database;
the application of the client user device having functionality to:
(i) generate client content for receipt by the target user device via the server; and
(ii) communicate the client content via the network interface to the server for processing by the engine to form a content data file and store the content data file in the database;
all user devices, client devices and beacon devices associated with the network constituting network clients and each being assigned the network identifier to indicate when communicating to each other and the server that they belong to the network;
the engine being programmed, based on a selection at the user interface of the target user device of a beacon device for assignment to a type of content to be received at the target user device, to:
(i) receive the network identifier from network clients and also target user identifiers, client user identifiers and beacon identifiers to identify respective target users, client users and beacon devices associated with the network and establish communication therewith according to the particular functionality being invoked and store these within corresponding data files within the database;
(ii) receive the target user contact information and client content from the network interface and respectively process same to form corresponding data files that include a contact information data file and a content data file and securely store the corresponding data files in the database;
(iii) based on editing of at least content associated with the beacon device at the user interface of the target user device for assignment to the type of content to be received at the user interface, selectively cause:
(a) stored contact information associated with the target user of the target user device in respect of which a target user identifier is received to be accessed from the corresponding data file within the database and downloaded to the target user device; and
(b) stored content associated with the client target in respect of which beacon identifiers are received in conjunction with a target user identifier to be pushed and downloaded to the target user device associated with the target user identifier from the corresponding data file within the database; and
(iv) based on editing of at least contact information associated with the client user at the user interface of the client user device for assignment to all beacon devices associated with the client user, selectively cause stored contact information associated with the client user of the client user device to be accessed within the corresponding data file within the database and stored in all beacon devices having a beacon identifier asserted and associated with the client user.

US Pat. No. 10,560,542

MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN A CLIENT AND A SERVER BY ACCESSING MESSAGE DATA IN A SHARED MEMORY

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A mechanism for communicating between at least one client and at least one server by accessing message data in a shared memory, comprising:an allocation of data in the shared memory into at least one mail slot allocated for a particular utilization of data storage, the allocation being accessible by a predetermined constant address, and the at least one client each having their own buffer defining a set of buffers for performing transaction requests, and wherein each of the buffers is controllable by each of the respective client or the server;
the at least one mail slot having references identifying the at least one client and the at least one server;
the at least one client having an active access pointer that enables the at least one client to directly manipulate message data via a client-controlled buffer; and
the at least one server having an active access pointer that enables the at least one server to directly manipulate the message data via a server-controlled buffer;
wherein the active access pointers are allocated among buffers using only atomic operations without copying the data at an operating system level.

US Pat. No. 10,560,521

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PARSING AND ARCHIVING MULTIMEDIA DATA

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A system for data recording across a network, comprising:a session border controller connecting incoming data from the network to an endpoint;
a load balancer connected to the network between the session border controller and the endpoint and receiving the incoming data from the session border controller, wherein the load balancer comprises computer memory and a processor configured to parse the incoming data into video data and audio data according to identification protocols accessible by the processor from the computer memory; and
a recording apparatus comprising recording memory that receives the incoming data from the load balancer, stores a duplicate version of the incoming data in the recording memory, and connects the incoming data to the endpoint,
wherein the incoming data originates from a first private branch exchange and the session border controller is positioned proximate a second private branch exchange remote from the first private branch exchange.

US Pat. No. 10,560,497

LOCATION-BASED CONTROLS FOR REMOTE VISITATION IN CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITIES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method, comprising:identifying a request to establish a visitation session between a resident and a non-resident of a controlled-environment facility, wherein the visitation session includes at least one of: a voice or a video call, and wherein the non-resident operates a mobile device;
receiving spatial information of the mobile device, wherein the spatial information comprises a direction of travel of the mobile device; and
applying a rule to the visitation session based upon the spatial information, wherein applying the rule includes determining that the direction of travel is within a selected trajectory, and wherein the selected trajectory is along a highway used in a criminal activity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,489

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING A PIECE OF INFORMATION INDICATIVE OF A DESIRE TO BE INVOLVED IN AT LEAST ONE USER APPLICATION SESSION

3G LICENSING S.A., Luxem...

1. A method comprising:processing, with a first controller terminal of a user of a telecommunications network, an item of information indicative of a desire of a second terminal to be the target of a transfer of at least one media stream of at least one application session in progress and/or to take control of said at least one application session, established according to the SIP protocol, said at least one application session being in progress for the user of the telecommunications network, said at least one application session being controlled only by the first controller terminal of said user, said item of information being sent by the second terminal, wherein processing comprises:
reception by the first controller terminal of a notification of an event relating to the user, comprising the at least one item of information, wherein the notification is received from a presence server of the telecommunications network subsequently to a prior subscription by the first terminal with the presence server to a mechanism for notification of events relating to a state of the user;
decision making, by the first controller terminal, relating to the desire of the second terminal to be the target of a transfer of at least one media stream of the at least one application session in progress and/or to take control of the at least one application session; and
in the case of a positive decision, dispatching by the first controller terminal an involvement command to the telecommunications network, to implement the transfer of the at least one media stream to the second terminal and/or to transfer the control of the at least one application session to the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,433

VERTICAL CLOUD SERVICE

MINTSOFT, LLC., Laguna B...

1. A method of securely providing a content to a user device, the method comprising:using a third party to deliver to the user device a key specific to a first communication session, wherein the key is generated by a third-party computer system distinct from the user device and the server;
establishing, with a server, a first virtual private network with the user device associated with the user using the key for the first communication session;
instantiating a first virtual machine at the user device;
instantiating a second virtual machine at the server;
establishing, with the server, a second virtual private network between the first and second virtual machines; and
transmitting, by the server, the content to the user device via the second virtual private network;
wherein the second virtual private network is a inter-device network; and
wherein the server and the user device are separate devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,326

STATE-BASED ENTITY BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

Webroot Inc., Broomfield...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the system to perform a set of operations, the set of operations comprising:
receiving an event associated with an entity of a computing environment;
determining a place/transition (PT) network associated with the entity, wherein the entity is associated with a first place of the PT network;
identifying a transition of the PT network that comprises computer-executable code to determine whether to transition the entity from the first place to the second place of the PT network based at least in part on the event;
evaluating the event using the computer-executable code of the identified transition to determine whether the entity should transition from the first place to the second place of the PT network;
when it is determined that the entity should transition from the first place to the second place, associating the entity with the second place of the PT network; and
performing an action for the entity based on the entity being associated with the second place of the PT network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,280

NETWORK SECURITY ANALYSIS FOR SMART APPLIANCES

CUJO LLC, El Segundo, CA...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions encoded thereon that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to:intercept, at a network traffic hub within a local network, a set of network communications from one or more smart appliances within the local network;
receive traffic control instructions from a behavior analysis engine associated with the network traffic hub, the traffic control instructions identifying a smart appliance of the one or more smart appliances and including a numeric confidence value representative of a probability that the smart appliance includes malicious code;
in response to the numeric confidence value being greater than a first threshold, block subsequent traffic to and from the identified smart appliance; andin response to the numeric confidence value being less than the first threshold but greater than a second threshold, add the identified smart appliance to a security watchlist,allow subsequent traffic to and from the identified smart appliance, and provide by redirecting the subsequent traffic to and from the identified smart appliance to a server for analysis for malicious behavior.

US Pat. No. 10,560,276

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING AND DISCOVERY

RABBIT ASSET PURCHASE COR...

1. A method comprising:presenting a chat group based on a presentation setting, the presentation setting including a target presentation parameter for the chat group;
receiving, from a user device within the chat group, a request for sharing media, wherein the request for sharing media includes routing an audio output from a default audio output of the user device;
receiving, from the user device, a primary audio stream generated by an application executed on the user device and one or more secondary audio streams, the secondary audio streams generated by one or more participant audio streams from within the chat group and associated with a secondary user device;
sending the primary audio stream for distribution to the secondary user devices;
mixing the primary audio stream and the secondary audio streams into a final audio stream, wherein the secondary audio streams comprises an ambient audio stream and the participant audio streams; and
sending the final audio stream for play at the default audio output of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,269

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVED AUTHENTICATED ENCRYPTION IN COUNTER-BASED CIPHER SYSTEMS

TRELLISWARE TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A system for improved authenticated encryption, comprising:a first hardware processor, coupled to a transmitter, configured to:
generate one or more blocks of a first cryptographic output using a first cryptographic function, a first plurality of blocks of plaintext and a key;
generate a first tag based on the one or more blocks of the first cryptographic output;
generate a first initialization vector based on the first tag and a second initialization vector based on a counter such that the first initialization vector does not repeat upon the counter being reset; and
generate a plurality of blocks of ciphertext using a second cryptographic function, the first plurality of blocks of plaintext, the first initialization vector and the key, wherein the second cryptographic function is a block cipher, and wherein the first initialization vector and the key are inputs to the second cryptographic function;
the transmitter configured to:
transmit the plurality of blocks of ciphertext and the first tag;
a receiver configured to:
receive the plurality of blocks of ciphertext and the first tag; and
a second hardware processor, coupled to the receiver, configured to:
generate the first initialization vector based on the received first tag and the second initialization vector based on a counter;
generate a second plurality of blocks of plaintext using the second cryptographic function, the plurality of blocks of ciphertext, the first initialization vector and the key;
generate one or more blocks of a second cryptographic output using the first cryptographic function, the second plurality of blocks of plaintext and the key;
generate a second tag based on the one or more blocks of the second cryptographic output; and
compare the first tag and the second tag.

US Pat. No. 10,560,266

MULTIPLE IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING MULTIPLE IDENTITIES USING THE SAME

NHN Entertainment Corpora...

1. A multiple identity management system comprising:a communication unit to communicate with a user terminal, a first service server, and a second service server, and to receive data for authenticating multiple identities using a user identification number; and
a controller to receive an authorization signal for user authentication through communication with the first service server in response to a user authentication request from the user terminal, to transmit the authorization signal to the user terminal, to receive the authorization signal for user authentication from the second service server, to receive a user ID from the first service server, to generate or verify a user identification number, and to transmit the generated or verified user identification number to the second service server.

US Pat. No. 10,560,264

CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEY CREATION USING OPTICAL PARAMETERS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A cryptographic key generator for a first optical transceiver comprising:a photodetector configured to receive a first unmodulated light beam from an optical channel;
a memory including program instructions;
a processor coupled to the memory and the photodetector, the processor being configured by the program instructions to:
receive signals from the photodetector in response to the light beam;
sample the signals from the photodetector during a first plurality of intervals to generate respective samples representing respective numbers of photons incident on the photodetector during each interval of the first plurality of intervals, wherein characteristics of the optical channel result in variations among the respective samples;
quantize the samples to generate a plurality of digital values; and
create the cryptographic key from the plurality of digital values.

US Pat. No. 10,560,253

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING SYNCHRONICITY OF COMMUNICATION WITHIN A NETWORK OF DEVICES

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for controlling synchronization of signals in a system of devices, the method comprising steps of:receiving, by a processor of a computing device, a first signal from a first transmitting device to a first destination device;
initializing an estimator by setting a first initial sampling time estimate and a first initial covariance of estimation error;
determining a first time interval of the received first signal between a first current time step and a first previous time step;
estimating a first probability of synchronicity, wherein the first probability is estimated by applying a first Mahalanobis distance as a metric;
based on the estimated first probability of synchronicity, determining that the first signal is synchronous with an internal clock of the computing device;
based on the determination that the first signal is synchronous with the internal clock of the computing device:
flagging the first transmitting device as a synchronous device; and
transmitting the first signal to the first destination device;
receiving, by the processor of the computing device, a second signal from a second transmitting device to a second destination device;
initializing the estimator by setting a second initial sampling time estimate and a second initial covariance of estimation error;
determining a second time interval of the received second signal between a second current time step and a second previous time step;
estimating a second probability of synchronicity, wherein the second probability is estimated by applying a second Mahalanobis distance as a second metric;
based on the estimated second probability of synchronicity, determining that the second signal is asynchronous with the internal clock of the computing device; and
based on the determination that the second signal is asynchronous with the internal clock of the computing device:
flagging the second transmitting device as an asynchronous device; and
transmitting the second signal to a synchronization device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,226

DATA PACKET SYNCHRONIZATION

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A data packet transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a first network element, a delivery status of a data packet;
generating, by the first network element, an indication information according to the delivery status, wherein the indication information comprises a sequence number of the data packet and a list of sequence numbers for data packets to be discarded; and
sending, by the first network element, the indication information that instructs a second network element configured to transmit the data packets to a third network element to discard data packets indicated by the indication information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,199

SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND OPTICAL RECEIVING DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A signal processing circuit comprising:a processor configured to adjust phases of reception samples which is supplied at a supply interval, according to a phase adjustment amount; and
a processing circuit including a finite impulse response (FIR) filter with a plurality of taps and configured to process, by the FIR filter, each of the reception samples whose phases is adjusted by the processor and output output symbols at an output interval different from the supply interval,
the processor is further configured to:
derive initial values of tap coefficients for the respective taps; and
derive the phase adjustment amount such that a center of centroids of the tap coefficients at respective output time points of the output symbols coincides with a center of a number of taps of the FIR filter, the tap coefficients at respective output time points of the output symbols being set according to a deviation between the supply interval and the output interval and the initial values of the tap coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,560,197

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTOELECTRONIC RECEIVERS UTILIZING WAVEGUIDE HETEROJUNCTION PHOTOTRANSISTORS INTEGRATED IN A CMOS SOI WAFER

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for processing signals, the method comprising:in a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) chip:
receiving one or more optical signals via a top surface of said CMOS chip;
generating one or more electrical signals in said CMOS chip utilizing one or more germanium waveguide heterojunction phototransistors by demodulating said received one or more optical signals utilizing a mixer signal applied to a base terminal of said one or more germanium waveguide heterojunction phototransistors.

US Pat. No. 10,560,195

BIAS CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MODULATOR OF OPTICAL TRANSMITTER AND OPTICAL TRANSMITTER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A bias control apparatus of a modulator of an optical transmitter, the modulator of the optical transmitter including a first Mach-Zehnder modulator and a second Mach-Zehnder modulator, the bias control apparatus comprising:a processor configured to perform mutual interference on a first driving signal of the first Mach-Zehnder modulator and a second driving signal of the second Mach-Zehnder modulator, and correlate output optical fields of the first Mach-Zehnder modulator and the second Mach-Zehnder modulator; and
a controller configured to control a phase bias of the modulator of the optical transmitter according to an output power signal of the modulator of the optical transmitter containing phase bias information,
wherein the processor is configured to:
perform mutual interference by adding information on the second driving signal to the first driving signal via a loading signal and by adding information on the first driving signal to the second driving signal via the loading signal,
execute a first multiplication to multiply the loading signal by the information on the second driving signal,
add results of the first multiplication executed and the first driving signal to obtain a first mutual interference performed driving signal,
multiply the loading signal by the information on the first driving signal, and
execute a second addition to add results of a second multiplication executed and the second driving signal to obtain a second mutual interference performed driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,181

AERIAL VEHICLE MANAGEMENT FOR AN AERONAUTICAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

AERONET GLOBAL COMMUNICAT...

1. A method of providing service coverage for the provision of data services to a target aircraft comprising:generating a data services availability map and an expected data usage profile aboard the target aircraft for each point in a flight plan of the target aircraft;
generating a metric for a level of available data services for each point in the flight plan based on the data services availability map;
comparing the metric with the expected data usage profile for each point in the flight plan; and
when the level of available data services is insufficient, configuring a pattern of communication links with one or more other aircraft and the target aircraft to achieve the expected data usage profile.

US Pat. No. 10,560,166

TUNABLE PASSIVE TIME-DELAY STRUCTURE FOR ADJUSTING A DIRECTION OF A BEAMFORMING PATTERN

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A node, comprising:a plurality of passive time-delay structures, wherein each of the passive time-delay structure is operative to generate a plurality of delayed signals, wherein each of the plurality of delayed signals is a delayed version of at least one of a plurality of communication signals connected to the passive time-delay structure, wherein at least one of the plurality of passive time-delay structures includes a tunable element, the tunable element operative to introduce a variable delay to the at least one of the plurality of communication signals propagating through the at least one of the plurality of passive time-delay structures;
an antenna array, wherein the antenna array generates a beamforming pattern corresponding with a selected one of the plurality of the passive time-delay structures; and
a phase delay adjust control operative to adjust the tunable element of the at least one of the plurality of passive time-delay structures, wherein a direction of the one or more beams of the beamforming pattern changes depending upon tuning of the tunable element.

US Pat. No. 10,560,154

POWER LINE SIGNAL COUPLER

ESKER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, ...

1. A method of configuring an electrical circuit comprising:providing a resonant wire segment between a power source and a power line bus;
providing a signal transceiver;
coupling a first and second amplifier coupled to said signal transceiver, said amplifiers coupled to a switch, said switch coupled to a transformer, said transformer coupled to a resistor, said resistor coupled to at least one of a positive and a negative line emanating from said power source;
said positive and said negative lines coupled to a matching network comprising a series of capacitors, said positive and said negative lines coupled to said power line bus;
said resonant wire segment coupling at least one of said positive and said negative lines from said power source and said power bus.

US Pat. No. 10,560,152

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a coupler, first electromagnetic waves; and
inducing, by the coupler, according to the first electromagnetic waves, second electromagnetic waves that propagate along a boundary formed between a plurality of insulating surfaces of an inner bundle of twisted pair cables, the second electromagnetic waves propagating along the boundary formed between the plurality of insulating surfaces of the inner bundle of twisted pair cables without requiring an electrical return path.

US Pat. No. 10,560,148

TRANSMISSION MEDIUM AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A transmission medium comprising:a core; and
an outer conductive layer forming an uninsulated outer surface of the transmission medium, the outer conductive layer configured to impede accumulation of water to support propagation of first electromagnetic waves guided by the uninsulated outer surface, wherein the outer conductive layer comprises a first plurality of conductors, and wherein the first plurality of conductors individually have a sector cross section concentrically truncated to conform with an inner surface of the transmission medium.

US Pat. No. 10,560,144

TRANSMISSION MEDIUM AND COMMUNICATION INTERFACES AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a waveguide system comprising a processor, first electromagnetic waves; and
inducing, by the waveguide system, according to the first electromagnetic waves, second electromagnetic waves that propagate along a hollow conduit formed by an interior portion of a plurality of twisted pair cables, wherein the interior portion is formed by a plurality of inner surfaces of the plurality of twisted pair cables, wherein the plurality of twisted pair cables result in a bundle of cables, and wherein the second electromagnetic waves propagate along the hollow conduit formed by the interior portion of the plurality of twisted pair cables without requiring an electrical return path.

US Pat. No. 10,560,143

DETECTION OF INTERMODULATION ISSUES AND TRANSMISSION SCHEME CONFIGURATION TO REMEDY INTERMODULATION ISSUES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising a processing element configured to cause a wireless device to:determine a potential intermodulation issue for a dual connectivity configuration of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and New Radio (NR) at the wireless device for one or more band combinations;
provide, to a base station, based on said determining the potential intermodulation issue, a capability of whether simultaneous transmission on dual uplink carriers is supported for the dual connectivity configuration of LTE and NR for one or more band combinations;
provide, to the base station, an indication that the wireless device supports reporting intermodulation issues associated with dual connectivity on LTE and NR;
receive an indication that the wireless device is allowed to report the intermodulation issues from the base station;
determine that an intermodulation issue associated with dual connectivity of LTE and NR is occurring at the wireless device;
provide an indication of the intermodulation issue to the base station; and
receive first configuration information from the base station, wherein the first configuration information configures the wireless device for single uplink carrier communication, wherein the configuration information is received based at least in part on one or more of the capability and the indication of the intermodulation issue.

US Pat. No. 10,560,115

FLOATING POINT TO FIXED POINT CONVERSATION USING EXPONENT OFFSET

Imagination Technologies ...

1. A binary logic circuit for converting a number in floating point format having an exponent E of ew bits, an exponent bias B=2ew?1?1, and a significand comprising a mantissa M of mw bits into a fixed point format with an integer width of iw bits and a fractional width of fw bits, the binary logic circuit comprising:an offset hardware circuit configured to offset the exponent of the floating point number by an offset value equal to (iw?1?sy) to generate a shift value svof sw bits given by sv=(B?E)+(iw?1?sy), the offset value being equal to a maximum amount by which the significand can be left-shifted before overflow occurs in the fixed point format;
a right-shifter operable to receive a significand input comprising a formatted set of bits derived from the significand, the right-shifter being configured to right-shift the significand input by a number of bits equal to the value represented by k least significant bits of the shift value to generate an output result, where bitwidth[min(2ew?1?1, iw?1?sy)+min(2ew?1?2, fw)]?k?sw, where sy=1 for a signed floating point number and sy=0 for an unsigned floating point number.

US Pat. No. 10,560,112

CAPACITOR ORDER DETERMINATION IN AN ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method, comprising:determining a respective differential nonlinearity most significant bit (DNL_MSB) error value for a first capacitor and a second capacitor in a capacitor array of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC);
determining a respective differential nonlinearity (DNL) error value for each of the plurality of capacitors based in part on the determined DNL_MSB error values;
determining a respective compensation error value for of the first and second capacitors, wherein the determination is based in part on a largest DNL_MSB value for the first and second capacitors;
determining an order of the first and second capacitors based on the respective DNL error value and the respective compensation error value; and
using, by the ADC, the first and second capacitors in the determined order during conversions of analog signals to digital codes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,100

APPARATUSES AND METHODS INCLUDING CONFIGURABLE LOGIC CIRCUITS AND LAYOUT THEREOF

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first P-channel transistor;
a second P-channel transistor;
a first N-channel transistor;
a second N-channel transistor;
a first node coupled to a gate of the first P-channel transistor and a gate of the first N-channel transistor;
a second node coupled to a gate of the second P-channel transistor and a gate of the second N-channel transistor;
a third node coupled to a source of the first P-channel transistor;
a fourth node coupled to a drain of the first P-channel transistor and a source of the second P-channel transistor;
a fifth node coupled to a drain of the second P-channel transistor;
a sixth node coupled to a drain of the first N-channel transistor;
a seventh node coupled to a source of the first N-channel transistor and a drain of the second N-channel transistor; and
an eighth node coupled to a source of the second N-channel transistor;
wherein the second node, the third node, the fifth node, and the seventh node are arranged along a first line;
wherein the first node, the fourth node, the sixth node, and the eighth node are arrange along a second line, wherein the second line is parallel to the first line.

US Pat. No. 10,560,093

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first mode register configured to store a first selection termination control signal and a second selection termination control signal when a mode register write operation is performed;
a first termination circuit comprising an impedance value and configured to control the impedance value of the first termination circuit based on the first selection termination control signal and a termination control signal; and
a second termination circuit comprising an impedance value and configured to control the impedance value of the second termination circuit based on the second selection termination control signal and the termination control signal,
wherein the impedance values of the first and second termination circuits are controlled to be substantially equal to each other according to a logic level combination of the termination control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,081

METHOD, APPARATUS, SYSTEM FOR CENTERING IN A HIGH PERFORMANCE INTERCONNECT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An interconnect apparatus, comprising:a clock signal generator to generate a clock signal;
a reference voltage shifter to:
shift a reference voltage of the clock signal by a first test voltage at an operational speed of the interconnect; and
shift the reference voltage by a second test voltage;
an error rate detector to:
measure an error rate of the first test voltage;
compare the error rate of the first test voltage to an error rate of the second test voltage; and
select an optimal test voltage; and
an operational voltage selector to select an operational reference voltage of the clock signal based at least in part on the optimal test voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,560,077

CR OSCILLATOR

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A CR oscillator comprising:a first logic inversion unit including odd-number stages of logic inversion elements connected in series;
a second logic inversion unit including odd-number stages of logic inversion elements connected in series, the second logic inversion unit being connected to a latter stage of the first logic inversion unit; and
two or more resistors and a capacitor connected in series between an output node of the first logic inversion unit and an output node of the second logic inversion unit,
wherein an electric potential in accordance with an electric potential of an intermediate node between the two or more resistors is supplied to an input node of the first logic inversion unit,
wherein the two or more resistors comprise a first resistor and a second resistor connected in series between the output node of the first logic inversion unit and one terminal of the capacitor,
the electric potential of the intermediate node is an electric potential of a connection node of the first resistor and the second resistor,
a ratio of a resistance value of the first resistor and a resistance value of the second resistor is set so that an electric potential of the input node of the first logic inversion unit is equal to or lower than a power-supply electric potential of the first logic inversion unit but equal to or higher than a ground electric potential of the first logic inversion unit, and
the ratio is set so that expressions (1) and (2) are established, wherein the ratio is X, the power-supply electric potential of the first logic inversion unit and the second logic inversion unit is V, and a threshold voltage of the first logic inversion unit is Vth:

US Pat. No. 10,560,062

PROGRAMMABLE BIASING FOR PIN DIODE DRIVERS

MACOM Technology Solution...

1. A driver circuit comprising:a substrate on which the driver circuit is assembled;
a supply voltage contact configured to receive electrical power from a power source;
a boost converter connected to the supply voltage contact and configured to convert a first voltage received from the power source to a second voltage that is greater than the first voltage and to a third voltage that is less than the first voltage;
a low-dropout regulator configured to convert the second voltage to a fourth voltage; and
a programmable register configured to receive a digital signal and output a first control signal responsive to the received digital signal that alters at least the fourth voltage within a positive voltage range that is greater than zero volts.

US Pat. No. 10,560,058

METHOD OF EQUALIZING CURRENTS IN TRANSISTORS AND FLOATING CURRENT SOURCE

1. A current equalizing circuit comprising:a first supply voltage (VDD) and a second supply voltage (VSS);
a first P-channel Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistor (PMOSFET) having a first PMOSFET gate terminal coupled with a first node, a first PMOSFET source terminal coupled with VDD, and a first PMOSFET drain terminal coupled with a third node;
a second PMOSFET having a second PMOSFET gate terminal coupled with a fifth node, a second PMOSFET source terminal coupled with the third node, and a second PMOSFET drain terminal coupled with a fourth node;
a first N-channel Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistor (NMOSFET) having a first NMOSFET gate terminal coupled with a second node, a first NMOSFET source terminal coupled with VSS, and a first NMOSFET drain terminal coupled with the fourth node;
a second NMOSFET having a second NMOSFET gate terminal coupled with a sixth node, a second NMOSFET source terminal coupled with the fourth node, and a second NMOSFET drain terminal coupled with the third node;
a first regulating circuit comprising a first regulating circuit input port, and a first regulating circuit output port;
a second regulating circuit comprising a second regulating circuit input port, and a second regulating circuit output port;
wherein the first regulating circuit input port communicates with the third node, and wherein the first regulating circuit output port communicates with the first node and the fifth node; and
wherein the second regulating circuit input port communicates with the fourth node, and where in the second regulating circuit output port communicates with the second node and the sixth node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,051

PHOTOVOLTAIC APPARATUS

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A photovoltaic apparatus configured to cause a photovoltaic panel to perform operation of tracking the sun, the photovoltaic apparatus comprising:a position changeable part configured to change a position of the photovoltaic panel so as to cause the photovoltaic panel to perform the tracking operation; and
a function part, which has a housing accommodating electronic components therein, located in an area of a back surface side opposite to a light receiving surface of the photovoltaic panel where sunlight is blocked, the function part being supported by an arm extending away from the back surface side whereby a relative positional relation between the function part and the photovoltaic panel is fixed via the arm, wherein the arm includes an arm part which is hollow, wherein
with respect to a direction perpendicular to the light receiving surface, a moment of the photovoltaic panel by gravity centering on the position changeable part and a moment of the function part by gravity centering on the position changeable part are configured to act in reverse directions to each other, and
a wire passing through a hollow portion of the arm part, the wire connecting the position changeable part and the function part with each other, connecting the function part and the photovoltaic panel with each other, or connecting the photovoltaic panel and the position changeable part with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,560,042

TURBOCOMPRESSOR COMPRISING A COMPRESSOR MOTOR GENERATING REGENERATIVE ELECTRIC POWER BY REGENERATIVE DRIVING CAPABLE OF DRIVING A COMPRESSOR MOTOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A turbocompressor apparatus that is connectable to a power source, comprising:a turbocompressor including:
a rotary shaft;
a shaft bearing that supports the rotary shaft;
a compression mechanism that compresses and discharges a cooling medium by rotation of the rotary shaft;
a compressor motor that rotates the rotary shaft; and
a lubricant supply passage through which a lubricant is supplied to the shaft bearing,
a lubrication pump including a pump motor that generates driving force for supplying the lubricant to the shaft bearing through the lubricant supply passage;
a converter that performs electric power conversion between a voltage of the power source and a direct-current voltage of a direct-current voltage unit in a case where electric power is being supplied from the power source to the converter;
a first inverter that performs electric power conversion between the direct-current voltage and a first alternating-current voltage vector of the compressor motor; and
a second inverter that performs electric power conversion between the direct-current voltage and a second alternating-current voltage vector of the pump motor,
the compressor motor generating regenerative electric power by regenerative driving and the pump motor being driven by the regenerative electric power in a case where supply of electric power from the power source to the converter is being cut off,
wherein the turbocompressor apparatus performs a normal operation in which the pump motor is driven by using the voltage of the power source in a case where electric power is being supplied from the power source to the converter;
the turbocompressor apparatus performs a first decelerating operation in which an amplitude of the first alternating-current voltage vector is set equal to or smaller than a value that is R1 times the direct-current voltage in a case where supply of electric power from the power source to the converter is being cut off and where the amplitude of the first alternating-current voltage vector is equal to or larger than a first threshold amplitude; and
the first threshold amplitude is equal to or larger than an amplitude of the second alternating-current voltage vector in the normal operation, R1 is an upper limit value of a ratio of the amplitude of the first alternating-current voltage vector to the direct-current voltage obtained in a case where the first inverter operates in a linear region, and the linear region of the first inverter is an operation region in which the amplitude of the first alternating-current voltage vector linearly changes in theory relative to the direct-current voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,560,034

AC-TO-DC CHARGE PUMP HAVING A CHARGE PUMP AND COMPLIMENTARY CHARGE PUMP

RFMicron, Inc., Austin, ...

1. An AC-to-DC charge pump comprising:a charge pump operable to convert an AC (alternating current) input voltage into a DC (direct current) voltage, wherein the charge pump includes a current-source-biased N-channel MOSFET diode and a current-source-biased P-channel MOSFET diode, wherein the current-source-biased N-channel MOSFET diode includes:
a first N channel MOSFET;
a second N channel MOSFET; and
a capacitor, wherein:
gates of the first and second N channel MOSFETs are coupled together,
sources of the first and second N channel MOSFETs are coupled together to provide a cathode of the current-source-biased N-channel MOSFET diode;
a drain of the first N channel MOSFET is coupled to a common connection of the gates to receive a bias current,
a drain of the second N channel MOSFET provides an anode of the current-source-biased N-channel MOSFET diode; and
the capacitor is coupled between the drain of the second N channel MOSFET and the common connection of the gates; and
a complimentary charge pump operable to convert the AC input voltage into a complimentary DC voltage, wherein a magnitude of the DC voltage is substantially equal to a magnitude of the complimentary DC voltage, wherein the charge pump is coupled to the complimentary charge pump to add the DC voltage and the complimentary DC voltage to produce an output voltage, which has a middle rail that is coupled to a negative leg (VINN) of the AC input voltage, wherein the middle rail has a common-mode voltage (VMID), and wherein the common: mode voltage is shared by the negative leg and a positive leg (VINP) of the AC input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,560,033

SOLAR HYBRID SOLUTION FOR SINGLE PHASE STARTING CAPACITOR MOTOR APPLICATIONS

SunTech Drive, LLC, Boul...

1. A system comprising:an induction-type AC electric motor having a starting winding, and a run winding;
an AC input connection;
a multiphase variable frequency motor (VFD) drive having at least a first and a second phase output;
a switching apparatus having at least a first and a second position;
wherein with the switching apparatus in the first position, a first output of a variable frequency motor drive is coupled to the run winding of the AC electric motor, and a second output of the variable frequency motor drive is coupled to the start winding of the AC electric motor; and
with the switching apparatus in the second position, the run winding of the AC electric motor is coupled to the AC input connection and the start winding of the AC electric motor is coupled through a capacitor and start switch to the AC input connection;
wherein, with the switching apparatus in the first position, the second output of the VFD is configured to discontinue driving the start winding of the motor after the motor begins rotating.

US Pat. No. 10,560,028

SWITCHING MODE POWER SUPPLY WITH DYNAMIC HIGH-VOLTAGE CHARGING TO MAINTAIN OPERATING VOLTAGE

WELTREND SEMICONDUCTOR IN...

9. A power supply capable of outputting an output voltage wherein the output voltage is selectively one of a first voltage rating and a second voltage rating higher than the first voltage rating, the power supply comprising:a rectifier for rectifying an alternating-current voltage into a line voltage;
a transformer comprising a primary winding, a secondary winding and an auxiliary winding, wherein the output voltage is generated by rectifying a first voltage across the secondary winding;
a power switch connected in series with the primary winding; and
a power controller, packaged as an integrated circuit, comprising:
a PWM signal generator for providing a PWM signal to the power switch to perform power conversion regulating the output voltage;
an operating power node at which is an operating voltage; and
a high-voltage charging circuit connected between the line voltage and the operating voltage;
wherein, when the output voltage is regulated at the first voltage rating, the power controller is configured to turn ON the high-voltage charging circuit to perform high-voltage charging, which directs a charging current from the line voltage through the high-voltage charging circuit to charge the operating voltage; and
when the output voltage is regulated at the second voltage rating, the power controller is configured to disable the high-voltage charging and the operating voltage is solely powered by rectifying a second voltage across the auxiliary winding.

US Pat. No. 10,560,020

METHOD OF VOLTAGE DROP COMPENSATION ON A CABLE AND CORRESPONDING CIRCUIT

STMICROELECTRONICS (ALPS)...

1. A method for compensating a voltage drop on a cable connected between a source device and a receiver device, the method comprising:increasing, by the source device, a voltage on a channel configuration pin of the source device to a chosen reference voltage by increasing an offset current on the channel configuration pin of the source device;
storing the offset current in the source device as a stored offset current after increasing the voltage to the chosen reference voltage;
absorbing, by the source device, an absorption current originating from the channel configuration pin of the source device, the absorption current depending on the stored offset current and on the voltage drop; and
generating, by the source device, a compensated supply voltage on a power supply pin of the source device, the compensated supply voltage equal to a reference supply voltage increased by the voltage drop to within a first tolerance.

US Pat. No. 10,560,015

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZATIONS AND FIELD CONFIGURATIONS OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR A POWER SUPPLY UNIT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A power supply unit comprising:a first power converter configured to generate an output voltage to an output of the power supply unit, wherein the first power converter has a first power capacity;
a second power converter configured to generate the output voltage to the output of the power supply unit, wherein the second power converter has a second power capacity substantially greater than the first power capacity; and
a controller configured to selectively enable and disable each of the first power converter and the second power converter based on a power parameter associated with the power supply unit, wherein such selective enabling and disabling of the first power converter and the second power converter comprises:
enabling the first power converter and disabling the second power converter when the power parameter is below the first power capacity;
enabling the second power converter and then disabling the first power converter when the power parameter is above the first power capacity and below the second power capacity; and
enabling the first power converter and enabling the second power converter when the parameter is above the second power capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,012

ZVS CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR USE IN A FLYBACK POWER CONVERTER

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A zero voltage switching (ZVS) control circuit, configured to operably control a flyback power converter including a power transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, the ZVS control circuit comprising:a primary side controller circuit, configured to operably generate a switching signal according to a feedback signal, wherein the switching signal controls a power transformer through a power transistor at the primary side to generate an output voltage at the secondary side; and
a secondary side controller circuit, configured to operably generate the feedback signal, and generate an SR signal to control a synchronous rectifier transistor at the secondary side, wherein the SR signal includes an SR-control pulse and a ZVS pulse, wherein the SR-control pulse controls the synchronous rectifier transistor in response to a demagnetizing period of the power transformer, and wherein the ZVS pulse controls the power transformer through the synchronous rectifier transistor to determine a timing for starting the switching signal to achieve zero voltage switching for the power transistor;
wherein the secondary side controller circuit generates the ZVS pulse after a delay time from an end of a demagnetizing period of the power transformer, wherein within the demagnetizing period, the power transformer is substantially demagnetized, and the delay time is determined according to a time length of the demagnetizing period, wherein the delay time is increased as the time length of the demagnetizing period of the power transformer is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,560,003

MOTOR HAVING LIMITED LEAD-END SHAFT ACCESS

Nidec Motor Corporation, ...

1. A motor comprising:a rotor rotatable about an axis,
said rotor including a shaft presenting a shaft lead end;
a switch assembly operable to at least in part control an aspect of motor operation,
said switch assembly including a switch arm shiftable between a first position and a second position;
a lead-end endshield presenting opposite inner and outer endshield sides,
said shaft projecting through said endshield,
said shaft lead end and said switch assembly being disposed axially outward of the outer endshield side; and
shield structure disposed axially outward of said switch arm to at least substantially restrict direct tool access to the switch arm from an axially outward position relative to the switch arm,
said shield structure further at least in part defining a tool access channel extending radially inwardly to the shaft lead end, such that the shield structure enables direct tool access to the shaft lead end via the tool access channel,
said shaft lead end being at least in part disposed between said tool access channel and said switch arm, such that the shaft lead end at least substantially restricts direct tool access to the switch arm via the tool access channel.

US Pat. No. 10,559,998

MOTOR AND DISK DRIVE APPARATUS

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A motor, comprising:a stationary unit including a stator, a base, and a flexible wiring substrate board;
a rotary unit including a rotor magnet; and
a bearing mechanism that supports the rotary unit so as to rotate with respect to the stationary unit about a center axis extending in an axial direction; wherein
the stator is positioned radially inward of the rotor magnet;
the base is positioned axially below the stator and the rotor magnet and includes a hole extending therethrough;
the hole is positioned in a region of the base, the region of the base has an axial height which varies at different locations within the region of the base;
the flexible wiring substrate board extends completely through the hole and supplies electric power to the stator;
the flexible wiring substrate board extends beneath both of the rotor magnet and the stator;
the stator includes at least one stator coil and the flexible wiring substrate board extends beneath a majority of an entire radial dimension of the at least one stator coil;
the flexible wiring substrate includes an electrically conductive solder portion on a lower surface thereof to cover a portion of a lead wire extending from a coil of the stator; and
at least a portion of the solder portion is positioned within an additional hole defined in the base.

US Pat. No. 10,559,995

MOTOR HAVING A COVER MEMBER FOR GUIDING WATER DROPLETS AWAY FROM ROTARY ENCODER

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor comprising:a motor main body having a rotating shaft member; and
a rotary encoder, wherein
the rotary encoder has a cover member, and
an inner surface of the cover member has a first top surface formed having an inclined portion that is inclined relative to a horizontal direction so as to guide a droplet of water when the rotating shaft member is disposed to extend in a vertical direction, and a second top surface formed having an inclined portion that is inclined relative to a horizontal direction so as to guide a droplet of water when the rotating shaft member is disposed to extend in a horizontal direction,
wherein a groove for guiding a droplet of water is formed in the first top surface and/or the second top surface, the groove being linear and extending in a predetermined direction when viewing the first top surface and the second top surface from inside the cover member, and
a hygroscopic material is disposed to be bonded to the first top surface and the second top surface at the boundary between the first top surface and the second top surface of the inner surface of the cover member, and absorbs the droplets of water guided by the first top surface and the second top surface.

US Pat. No. 10,559,985

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A power transmitting apparatus comprising:a member configured to mount a power receiving apparatus;
a power transmitting unit configured to wirelessly transmit power to the power receiving apparatus mounted on the member;
a communication unit configured to communicate with the power receiving apparatus mounted on the member; and
a control unit configured to control the power transmitting unit and the communication unit,
wherein the communication unit transmits information to the power receiving apparatus mounted on the member, thereby the power receiving apparatus displays, based on the information transmitted by the communication unit, a charging message representing a charging speed.

US Pat. No. 10,559,982

EFFICIENT ANTENNAS CONFIGURATIONS FOR USE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Ossia Inc., Bellevue, WA...

1. A transmitter device, comprising:multiple antennas;
a dielectric material in proximity to the multiple antennas, the dielectric material having disposed therein a non-layered distribution of a high refractive index material and a low refractive index material; and
multiple scattering elements embedded in the dielectric material,
wherein one or more of the multiple scattering elements are configured to increase a number of radiating elements per volume in the transmitter device by creating complex waveforms with increased diversity when excited by one or more signals emitted by the multiple antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,559,978

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING ELECTRIC POWER

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An electric power supply device, comprising:at least one electric power supply section configured to supply electric power to at least one electric power reception device wirelessly;
a selection section configured to select the at least one electric power supply section for the supply of the electric power to the at least one electric power reception device wirelessly, wherein a location of the selected at least one electric power supply section is entirely within an area of the electric power reception device;
a detection section configured to detect a foreign substance; and
a control section configured to stop the electric power supplied to the at least one electric power reception device based on a presence of the foreign substance on a surface of the at least one electric power supply section, wherein the foreign substance is in contact with the surface of the at least one electrical power supply section.

US Pat. No. 10,559,975

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED GRID CONTROL WITH SUB-CYCLIC LOCAL RESPONSE CAPABILITY

Smart Wires Inc., Union ...

1. A system for hierarchical monitoring and control for a high-voltage power grid comprising:i) a plurality of high-voltage transmission lines carrying power from generation locations to distribution centers;
ii) a plurality of impedance injection modules distributed over, and coupled to, the high-voltage transmission lines of the power grid, each impedance injection module coupled to only one high voltage transmission line of the power grid, and comprises:
a controller that senses disturbances on the high-voltage transmission line and reacts by generating and injecting inductive and/or capacitive impedances of appropriate magnitude onto the high-voltage transmission line via an injection transformer coupled to the high-voltage transmission line; and
a transceiver for high-speed communication with other impedance injection modules within a local group of impedance injection modules to enable coordinated response of the other impedance injection modules within the respective local group of impedance injection modules to disturbances on the high-voltage transmission line;
iii) a group of local centers, each local center within the group of local centers having a high-speed transceiver for high-speed communication with impedance injection modules within a respective local group of impedance injection modules and with other local centers to enable coordinated response of all impedance injection modules associated with that group of local centers; and
iv) a communication link to and from a system utility, at each local center, for communication at a lower speed than the high-speed communication between impedance injection modules and between impedance injection modules and local centers.

US Pat. No. 10,559,973

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an auxiliary power supply device;
a detachable power supply device; and
a control circuit, coupled to a power supply terminal, wherein the power supply terminal is coupled to a system load, and the control circuit comprises:
a change-over switch, having a first terminal coupled to the power supply terminal and a second terminal coupled to a supply terminal of the auxiliary power supply device;
a first switch, having a first terminal coupled to a control terminal of the change-over switch, and a control terminal of the first switch being coupled to the supply terminal of the detachable power supply device when the detachable power supply device is assembled to the electronic device; and
a second switch, having a first terminal coupled to the control terminal of the change-over switch and a control terminal coupled to the power supply terminal, wherein
when the detachable power supply device is assembled to the electronic device, the first switch is turned on to turn on the change-over switch, the second switch maintains the change-over switch in a conducting state, and the detachable power supplies power to the system load;
wherein when the electronic device is not turned on and the detachable power supply is removed from the electronic device, the change-over switch is not in a conducting state, and the control circuit does not turn on the electronic device by using the auxiliary power supply device, and
when the electronic device is in an on state and the detachable power supply is removed from the electronic device, the changer-over switch is in the conducting state, and the second switch of the control circuit is continuously turned on to maintain the change-over switch in a conducting state, so as to keep supplying power to the electronic device by using the auxiliary power supply device.

US Pat. No. 10,559,964

MOBILE TERMINAL AND BATTERY CHARGING METHOD THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a terminal body comprising a battery;
an adaptor connector formed at one side surface of the terminal body and to which a power supply adaptor is connected;
a plurality of charging units configured to charge the battery between the adaptor connector and the battery; and
a controller configured to generate a control signal for controlling each of the plurality of charging units,
wherein any one of the plurality of charging units is configured to:
detect a level of a voltage of the battery,
compare the voltage of the battery with first to third threshold voltages, and
output first battery voltage data to the controller when the voltage of the battery is lower than the first threshold voltage, output second battery voltage data to the controller when the voltage of the battery is equal to or larger than the first threshold voltage and is lower than the second threshold voltage, and output third battery voltage data to the controller when the voltage of the battery is equal to or larger than the second threshold voltage and is lower than the third threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,559,960

APPARATUS, DEVICE AND COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER PLANT SYSTEM

GREENSMITH ENERGY MANAGEM...

1. A computer implemented method for controlling a power plant system, the power plant system including a photovoltaic power source configured to provide photovoltaic DC power to a photovoltaic DC bus, the photovoltaic power source including an inverter including a direct current (DC) power input operationally connected to the photovoltaic DC bus to receive photovoltaic DC power, and an alternating current (AC) power output for supplying AC power to an AC system, a DC-to-DC converter including a first direct current (DC) port to be operationally connected to the photovoltaic DC bus in parallel with the photovoltaic power source, an energy storage and an energy storage manager operationally connected to a second direct current (DC) port of the DC-to-DC converter, the method for controlling the power plant system comprising:receiving a target value for the AC power to be supplied by the inverter;
receiving weather forecast information, energy storage status information and photovoltaic power source parameters;
generating forecasted energy flow information for the photovoltaic power source based on the weather information and the photovoltaic power source parameters;
comparing the forecasted energy flow information and the energy storage status information; and
adjusting the target value for the AC power based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,559,956

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A REDUCED LEAKAGE THROUGH GROUND

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical device, the load control device comprising:a first hot detect circuit configured to generate a first hot-detect signal;
a second hot detect circuit configured to generate a second hot-detect signal;
a first switching circuit electrically coupled between the second hot detect circuit and a connection, the connection adapted to be electrically coupled to earth ground or a neutral side of the AC power source; and
a control circuit configured to receive the first hot-detect signal and the second hot-detect signal, configured to render the first switching circuit conductive and non-conductive, and configured to determine whether the first hot-detect signal and the second hot-detect signal are in phase;
wherein, when the control circuit determines that the first hot-detect signal and the second hot-detect signal are in phase, the control circuit is configured to render the first switching circuit non-conductive; and
wherein, when the control circuit determines that the first hot-detect signal and the second hot-detect signal are out of phase, the control circuit is configured to render the first switching circuit conductive.

US Pat. No. 10,559,945

INSULATIVE BOOTS AND POWER DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLIES

SIEMENS INDUSTY, INC., A...

1. A power distribution system comprising:a first conductor having a first conductor end and a first shape in cross-section;
a second conductor having a second conductor end and a second shape in cross-section;
a splice coupling the first conductor end to the second conductor end; and
an insulative boot comprising:
a first portion moveable relative to a second portion, the insulative boot being in a closed state when the first portion abuts the second portion, and the insulative boot being in an open state when the first portion is spaced from the second portion;
a first opening at a first end, the first opening having the first shape when the insulative boot is in the closed state, the first opening encompassing the first conductor end when the insulative boot is in the closed state,
wherein the first shape includes a first concave region, and
wherein the first end of the insulative boot includes a first flange at least partially filling the first concave region such that the first flange fits within the first concave region when the insulative boot is in the closed state so that the first concave region is made inaccessible to physical contact when the insulative boot is applied to the first conductor;
a second opening at a second end, the second opening having the second shape when the insulative boot is in the closed state, the second opening encompassing the second conductor end when the insulative boot is in the closed state; and
a cavity between the first end and the second end, wherein the cavity is configured to encompass the splice when the insulative boot is in the closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,559,937

PULSED LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE, PULSED LIGHT GENERATION METHOD, EXPOSURE APPARATUS HAVING PULSED LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE AND INSPECTION APPARATUS HAVING PULSED LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A pulsed light generation device, comprising:a first optical fiber through which first pulsed light and second pulsed light, having an intensity that decreases while an intensity of the first pulsed light increases, and increases while the intensity of the first pulsed light decreases, having been multiplexed and entered therein, are propagated; and
a second optical fiber at which the first pulsed light, having exited the first optical fiber and entered therein, is amplified while being propagated therein, wherein:
at the first optical fiber, phase modulation occurs in the first pulsed light due to cross phase modulation caused by the second pulsed light; and
self-phase modulation occurring in the first pulsed light at the second optical fiber is diminished by the phase modulation having occurred at the first optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,559,933

MANUAL DISCONNECT WITH CONNECTOR POSITION ASSURANCE ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A manual disconnect for an electric circuit comprising:a base including primary terminals and an interlock connector;
a plug assembly including fuse terminals and an interlock resistor assembly, the plug assembly adapted to be moved relative to the base between a disconnected position, wherein the fuse terminals are not engaged with respective primary terminals, a primary circuit engaged position, wherein the fuse terminals are engaged with respective primary terminals, and an interlock position, wherein the interlock connector is engaged with the interlock resistor assembly; and
a connector position assurance assembly including a connector position assurance button movable relative to the plug assembly between a pre-lock position and an assurance position, wherein the connector position assurance assembly prevents the plug assembly from rotating relative to the base;
wherein the plug assembly is adapted to be moved in an insertion direction relative to the base to move the plug assembly from the disconnected position to the primary circuit engaged position, and the plug assembly is adapted to be rotated about an axis relative to the base to move the plug assembly from the primary circuit engaged position to the interlock position.

US Pat. No. 10,559,925

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR INTERFACE FOR PREVENTING MATING WITH INCORRECT CONNECTOR

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An interface blocking coaxial connector, interconnectable with a mating coaxial connector, comprising:an inner contact defining a longitudinal axis;
a cylindrical outer contact with an axially-extending outer body and a plurality of spring fingers positioned radially inward of the outer body, the outer body and the spring fingers forming a gap to receive an outer conductor cylinder of the mating coaxial connector; and
a dielectric sleeve positioned between the inner contact and the spring fingers, the sleeve having a stop face that is substantially aligned with distal ends of the spring fingers, such that the sleeve interferes with the outer conductor cylinder of a mismating connector.

US Pat. No. 10,559,901

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, configured to be electrically connected to a chip module, comprising:a body, configured to carry upward the chip module, and provided with a plurality of accommodating holes; and
a plurality of terminals, respectively correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating holes, wherein each of the terminals comprises a base, a first arm and a second arm, the base is configured to be connected to a strip, the first arm is formed by extending upward from the base, and the second arm is formed by extending upward from the first arm and is configured to abut the chip module,
wherein one side of the first arm is formed by tearing from the strip, and two opposite sides of the second arm are both formed by blanking the strip, burrs formed on the two opposite sides of the second arm are located on a same surface of the second arm, and another surface of the second arm that does not have burrs is configured to abut the chip module.

US Pat. No. 10,559,895

CONNECTION ADAPTER FOR CONNECTING AN EARTHING LINE TO A METAL PROTECTIVE HOSE

Wieland Electric GmbH, B...

2. A connection adapter for connecting an earthing line to a metal protective hose, comprising:a line contact having at least one ring segment configured to rest on an outer sheath of the earthing line, wherein the line contact is crimped on the earthing line;
a hose contact having a contact tab configured to rest on an inner sheath of the metal protective hose; and
a flange-like disc forming an opening, comprising:
a disc face, the ring sleeve extending from the disc face;
a counter-face remote from the disc face; and
a contact tab that extends from the counter-face.

US Pat. No. 10,559,894

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CONNECTION STRUCTURE, WIRE HARNESS, AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING CONNECTION STRUCTURE

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A method of manufacturing a connection structure, comprising:separating a crimp terminal from a terminal connecting belt coupled to a carrier formed in a band shape;
inserting, after the separating, at least an electric wire tip portion of an insulated wire into a crimping portion of the crimp terminal separated from the terminal connecting belt; and
crimping, after the inserting, the crimping portion of the crimp terminal into which the electric wire tip portion has been inserted such that a crimping blade holds and crimps the crimping portion and that a crimp connection is formed on the insulated wire,
wherein the insulated wire comprises a conductor and an insulating covering that covers the conductor such that the insulated wire has the electric wire tip portion on a tip side of the insulated wire, the carrier has a band shape, the crimp terminal is one of a plurality of crimp terminals connected to the carrier through the terminal connecting belt such that the plurality of crimp terminals is connected to the carrier along a latitudinal direction of the carrier at predetermined intervals in a longitudinal direction of the carrier, each of the crimp terminals has a closed-barrel shape, and the separating of the crimp terminal comprises separating the crimp terminal from the terminal connecting belt by a separating blade while the crimping blade pinches the crimping portion of the crimp terminal, and
wherein the method further comprises:
stripping, before the separating, the insulating covering from the tip side of the insulated wire such that the electric wire tip portion is formed;
applying, after the stripping and before the separating, a mark on the insulating covering at a predetermined position based on a length of the electric wire tip portion inserted into the crimping portion; and
testing, after the stripping, the applying, the separating, the inserting, and the crimping, a state of the crimping of the electric wire tip portion to the crimping portion using the mark.

US Pat. No. 10,559,888

SATELLITE GROUND TERMINAL UTILIZING FREQUENCY-SELECTIVE SURFACE DIPLEXER

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A very small aperture terminal (VSAT) for a satellite communication system, comprising:a reflector having a prime focus;
a first feed located at the prime focus of the reflector and in optical communication with the reflector;
a frequency-selective surface module having a reflected focus and located at a point along a communication path between the reflector and the first feed, wherein the frequency-selective surface module is configured to be transparent to a first set of frequencies such that a first signal within the first set of frequencies transmitted on a carrier signal passes through the frequency-selective surface module; and wherein the frequency-selective surface module is configured to be reflective to a second set of frequencies such that a second signal within the second set of frequencies transmitted on a carrier signal is reflected; and
a second feed located at the reflected focus of the frequency-selective surface module and in optical communication with the frequency-selective surface module, wherein each of the first and second feed is configured to transmit uplink signals within the first set of frequencies or receive downlink signals within the second set of frequencies,
wherein the frequency-selective surface module comprises a non-metallic base with a plurality of metallic traces embodied thereon, wherein the plurality of metallic traces are arranged in a pattern designed to allow a signal within the first set of frequencies to pass through the frequency-selective surface module, wherein the pattern comprises one or more of: strip gratings having a periodic array of conductive strips, mesh patterns, and cross-mesh patterns, and wherein the frequency-selective surface module comprises a horizontal adjustment support for adjusting a position of a surface of the frequency-selective surface module in a horizontal direction to ensure that the second feed is located at the reflected focus of the frequency-selective surface module.

US Pat. No. 10,559,830

GRAPHENE FOAM-PROTECTED METAL FLUORIDE AND METAL CHLORIDE CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIALS FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. A cathode or positive electrode layer for a lithium battery, said cathode layer comprising multiple particles or coating of a cathode active material and a solid graphene foam composed of multiple pores and pore walls, whereina. said pore walls contain a pristine graphene material having less than 0.01% by weight of non-carbon elements or a non-pristine graphene material having 0.01% to 5% by weight of non-carbon elements, wherein said non-pristine graphene is selected from graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphene fluoride, graphene chloride, graphene bromide, graphene iodide, hydrogenated graphene, nitrogenated graphene, boron-doped graphene, nitrogen-doped graphene, chemically functionalized graphene, or a combination thereof;
b. said cathode active material particles or coating is selected from a metal fluoride or metal chloride, has a size from 1 nm to 10 ?m, and is in an amount from 1% to 99.9% by weight based on the total weight of said graphene foam and said cathode active material combined; and
c. some of said multiple pores are lodged with said particles or coating of the cathode active material, and said graphene foam is sufficiently elastic to accommodate volume expansion and shrinkage of said particles or coating of the cathode active material during a battery charge-discharge cycle to avoid expansion of said cathode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,794

BATTERY SEALING ENCLOSURE

BYTON LIMITED, Hong Kong...

1. A battery enclosure comprising:a rigid frame forming a perimeter of the battery enclosure, the rigid frame having a T-shaped cross section including a web and a flange joined to an end of the web, the flange having a pair of flange sections that project away from the centerline of the web;
a bottom panel having an inner side and an outer side, the bottom panel being positioned within the perimeter formed by the rigid frame so that the outer side of the bottom panel rests on one of the pair of flange sections and so that a perimeter edge of the bottom panel is positioned in a corner formed by the web and the flange section on which the bottom panel rests;
a seal positioned in the corner formed by the inner side of the bottom panel and the web; and
a joiner to couple the bottom panel to the flange section on which the bottom panel rests.

US Pat. No. 10,559,791

BATTERY MODULE

1. A battery module, comprising a plurality of round cells of identical dimensions, target charge capacity and voltage, which are grouped into a series of round cell stacks, which round cell stacks are arranged one behind the other in a row and which round cell stacks all consist of an identical plurality of round cells which lie in each round cell stack axis-parallel to the stack row direction, adjacent and on top of each other in identical position in the stack row direction, whereincontact plates interposed between adjacent round cell stacks are provided, as well as end-side contact plates at the ends of the round cell stack row disposed in the stack row direction, which connect the round cells of each round cell stack in an electrically parallel manner at their poles disposed in the stack row direction, and wherein
all the round cells are arranged in such a way that all identical electrical poles face in the same direction and form a plurality of aligned round cell rows corresponding to the plurality of round cells per round cell stack, the round cells of each round cell row are respectively electrically connected in series via the interposed contact plates, wherein
at least the contact plates interposed between adjacent round cell stacks comprise protrusions for contacting the poles of the round cells and are electrically conductive at the protrusions and in the flat sections between the protrusions, wherein the protrusions press on the poles, but are not integrally connected to the poles, and wherein,
at the two ends of the round cell stack row, a respective pole plate rests on the outside on the end-side contact plate there, which pole plates are thicker-walled as compared to the contact plates, and which form the ends of the round cell stack row forming the poles of the battery module, and wherein
the protrusions have either identical dimensions and are provided on the contact plates at the positions corresponding to the axes of the round cell rows, wherein the protrusions each contact a pole of a round cell or both mutually facing poles of two adjoining round cells of a round cell row, so that all round cell poles are contacted via one of the protrusions,
or
the contact plates, which contact the plus poles of a round cell stack, comprise respective protrusions of identical dimensions on their sides facing the plus poles on the axes of the round cell rows, which protrusions each contact a plus pole of one of the round cells, and the contact plates, which contact the minus poles of a round cell stack, respectively comprise a plurality of protrusions with identical dimension on their sides facing the minus poles around the positions corresponding to the axes of the round cell regions, which protrusions each contact one of the minus poles of one of the round cells.

US Pat. No. 10,559,767

FLEXIBLE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device, comprising: a housing and an OLED display panel disposed in the housing;wherein the housing comprises:
a substrate having at least one first bending section disposed in the middle of the substrate; and
an encapsulation layer covering a surface of the substrate and a surface of the first bending section;
wherein the OLED display panel is disposed on the surface of the substrate, the OLED display panel comprises at least one second bending section, the first bending section is disposed at a position corresponding to the second bending section, and the first bending section is greater than the second bending section;
wherein each of two opposite ends of the substrate is bent and defined an opposite receiving groove and ends of the flexible OLED panel are attached at the respective two receiving grooves;
wherein each of the two ends of the substrate is double-bent and defined a first bending portion and a second bending portion in sequence and the receiving groove is constructed of the first bending portion, the second bending portion, and a portion of the substrate which is adjacent to the first bending portion.

US Pat. No. 10,559,683

APPARATUS AND METHODS TO CREATE A BUFFER TO REDUCE LEAKAGE IN MICROELECTRONIC TRANSISTORS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A microelectronic structure, comprising:a substrate;
a low band-gap active channel;
a high band-gap sub-structure, comprising a single material, disposed between the substrate and the low band-gap active channel, wherein the high band-gap sub-structure is a single structure that is the single material that extends from the substrate and abuts the low band-gap active channel to form an intersection therebetween;
an isolation structure on the substrate, wherein the high band-gap sub-structure is embedded in the isolation structure and wherein a portion of the low band-gap active channel is embedded in the isolation structure and another portion of the low hand-gap active channel extends above the isolation structure, such that the intersection is below an upper plane of the isolation structure;
a nucleation trench extending into the substrate and a nucleation layer abutting the nucleation trench, wherein the high band-gap sub-structure and the nucleation layer are different materials and wherein the high band-gap sub-structure abuts the nucleation layer; and
a gate formed over the another portion of the active channel extending above the isolation structure, wherein the gate contacts the low band-gap active channel above the isolation structure.

US Pat. No. 10,559,670

NANOSHEET FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS WITH PARTIAL INSIDE SPACERS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A nanosheet device, comprising:a gate structure on a substrate;
a source/drain region on each of the opposite sides of the gate structure;
at least one nanosheet channel layer extending between the source/drain region on each of the opposite sides of the gate structure, wherein the at least one nanosheet channel layer is in physical and electrical contact with the source/drain region on each of the opposite sides of the gate structure; and
four cavity fills between the substrate and a bottom nanosheet channel layer of the at least one nanosheet channel layers, wherein one of the four cavity fills is located at each of the four corners of the bottom nanosheet channel layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,653

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor device comprising:a drift layer of a first conductivity type;
a threading dislocation provided to penetrate the drift layer; and
n electric-field reduction region of a second conductivity type disposed in a position in a surface layer of the drift layer, the position corresponding to the threading dislocation,
wherein the electric-field reduction region is an epitaxial layer comprising a dopant of the second conductivity type whose concentration is homogeneous and whose tail profile is not established, and
wherein the electric-field reduction region is at least partly buried in the position in the surface layer of the drift layer, the position corresponding to the threading dislocation.

US Pat. No. 10,559,640

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. An organic light emitting display device comprising:a display panel having a plurality of gate lines and data lines;
a timing controller controlling an operation timing of each pixel;
a gate driver driving the gate lines;
a data driver having a plurality of data driving integrated circuits driving the data lines; and
an embedded point-to-point interface between the timing controller and each of the data driving integrated circuits,
transmitting video/control data signal from the timing controller to each of the data driving integrated circuits and transmitting a sensing value from the data driving integrated circuits to the timing controller,
wherein the timing controller comprises;
a first transmission module transmitting video/control data signal to each of the data driving integrated circuits via the embedded point-to-point interface,
a first reception module receiving the sensing value from each of the data driving integrated circuits via the embedded point-to-point interface,
a first transmission/reception selector enabling one of the first transmission module and the first reception module, and disabling the other of non-enabled module, and
a transmission/reception timing controller controlling the first transmission/reception selector, and
wherein each of data driving integrated circuits comprises;
a second reception module receiving the video/control data signal from the timing controller through the embedded point-to-point interface;
a clock data recovery unit restoring video data, control data, and a clock signal from the video/control data signal received through the second reception module;
an oscillator generating the clock signal in accordance with the restored control signal;
an encoder encoding the sensing value sensed from the display panel in synchronization with the clock signal generated by the oscillator;
a second transmission module converting the sensing value encoded by the encoder into a transmission packet and transmitting the transmission packet to the timing controller through the embedded point-to-point interface;
a counter counting the clock signal generated from the oscillator and outputting a control signal when a counted value reaches a predetermined value; and
a second transmission/reception selector disabling the second reception module and enabling the second transmission module according to the control signal restored by the control data processing unit, and disabling the second transmission module and enabling the second reception module according to the control signal of the counter.

US Pat. No. 10,559,600

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR

SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CO...

1. A thin film transistor comprising:a substrate;
a gate electrode supported by the substrate;
a gate insulating layer covering the gate electrode;
a silicon semiconductor layer being provided on the gate insulating layer and having a crystalline silicon region, the crystalline silicon region including a first region, a second region, and a channel region located between the first region and the second region, such that the channel region, the first region, and the second region overlap the gate electrode via the gate insulating layer;
an insulating protection layer disposed on the silicon semiconductor layer so as to cover the channel region and allow the first region and the second region to be exposed;
a source electrode electrically connected to the first region; and
a drain electrode electrically connected to the second region,
wherein, when viewed from a normal direction of the substrate, the crystalline silicon region of the silicon semiconductor layer has a first crystalline portion that overlaps the insulating protection layer and an upper surface of the gate electrode, and a second crystalline portion that overlaps the upper surface of the gate electrode but does not overlap the insulating protection layer, the first crystalline portion including the channel region, the second crystalline portion including the first region and the second region, and
the first crystalline portion is higher in crystallinity than the second crystalline portion.

US Pat. No. 10,559,594

APPROACH TO THE MANUFACTURING OF MONOLITHIC 3-DIMENSIONAL HIGH-RISE INTEGRATED-CIRCUITS WITH VERTICALLY-STACKED DOUBLE-SIDED FULLY-DEPLETED SILICON-ON-INSULATOR TRANSISTORS

1. A monolithic three-dimensional integrated circuit comprising:a plurality of vertically stacked semiconductor layers on top of a bottom semiconductor substrate;
inline dielectric above the bottom semiconductor substrate and vertically separating the vertically stacked semiconductor layers from each other;
the bottom semiconductor substrate and each of the plurality of vertically stacked semiconductor layers include at least two transistors, the transistors of the vertically stacked semiconductor layers being horizontally separated from each other by the inline dielectric;
wherein the transistors in the bottom semiconductor substrate comprise: a gate terminal, a gate dielectric, a source terminal and a drain terminal that connect to a first set of upper interconnects that cut through the inline dielectric above the bottom semiconductor substrate;
wherein the transistors in each of the plurality of vertically stacked semiconductor layers comprise: an upper gate terminal, an upper gate dielectric, an upper source region and an upper drain region formed on a top side of the semiconductor layer, a lower gate terminal, a lower gate dielectric, a lower source region and a lower drain region formed on the bottom side of the same semiconductor layer; and
wherein the upper source and upper drain regions of each transistor in each of the plurality of vertically stacked semiconductor layers overlap with the bottom source and bottom drain regions of the same transistor to form a double-sided drain terminal and a double-sided source terminal;
the double-sided drain terminal, the double-sided source terminal and the upper gate of each transistor connect to a set of top-side interconnects, and the double-sided drain terminal, the double-sided source terminal and the lower gate of each transistor connect to a set of bottom-side interconnects; and
the first set of upper interconnects are directly bonded to the bottom-side interconnects of at least one transistor of a first vertically stacked semiconductor layer above the bottom semiconductor substrate, and the top-side interconnects of at least one transistor of the first vertically stacked semiconductor layer above the bottom semiconductor substrate are directly bonded to the bottom-side interconnects of at least one transistor of a second vertically stacked semiconductor layer above the first vertically stacked semiconductor layer.