US Pat. No. 10,368,239

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST CHANNEL ENCRYPTION TO ENHANCE CELLULAR NETWORK SECURITY

1. A method for encrypting a broadcast message of a base station, the method comprising:detecting, by a processor of the base station, a communication impairment at the base station, wherein the communication impairment pertains to a communication between the base station and an endpoint device;
selecting, by the processor of the base station, in response to the detecting the communication impairment, an encryption key for the broadcast message;
encrypting, by the processor of the base station, the broadcast message using the encryption key to create an encrypted broadcast message;
transmitting, by the processor of the base station, an identifier of the encryption key;
transmitting, by the processor of the base station, the encrypted broadcast message over a control channel via a first resource block, wherein the broadcast message includes information identifying that the control channel is to be reassigned from the first resource block to a second resource block; and
reassigning, by the processor of the base station, the control channel of the base station from the first resource block to the second resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,368,231

SIM CARD SELECTION

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at an information handling device, an instruction to perform a task associated with an application;
identifying, using a processor, an association between at least two Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards to the application, wherein the at least two SIM cards perform all tasks associated with the application;
automatically selecting, responsive to the identifying and from the at least two SIM cards, a SIM card to perform a portion of the task and another SIM card to perform another portion of the task; and
performing the task using the SIM card and the another SIM card.

US Pat. No. 10,368,228

TERMINAL DISCOVERY METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A terminal discovery method, comprising:receiving, by a first proximity service (ProSe) entity, a first message sent by a first terminal, wherein the first message carries a group identifier of a group in which a terminal to be monitored by the first terminal is located;
obtaining, by the first ProSe entity according to the group identifier, a group code word of the group in which the terminal to be monitored by the first terminal is located;
sending, by the first ProSe entity, a second message to the first terminal, wherein the second message carries the group code word;
receiving, by the first ProSe entity, a third message sent by the first terminal, wherein the third message carries at least one first broadcast code word, the first broadcast code word is a broadcast code word that is of broadcast code words detected by the first terminal and that comprises the group code word, and the first broadcast code word further comprises a user code word of a terminal that broadcasts the first broadcast code word; and
obtaining, by the first ProSe entity according to the user code word, a terminal identifier of the terminal that broadcasts the first broadcast code word, and sending a fourth message to the first terminal, wherein the fourth message carries the terminal identifier,
wherein the obtaining, by the first ProSe entity according to the group identifier, a group code word of the group in which the terminal to be monitored by the first terminal is located comprises:
sending, by the first ProSe entity, a fifth message to an application server, wherein the fifth message carries the group identifier, and the fifth message is used to request the application server to allocate a code word to the group in which the terminal to be monitored by the first terminal is located; and
receiving, by the first ProSe entity, a sixth message sent by the application server, wherein the sixth message carries the group code word.

US Pat. No. 10,368,199

LOCATION SHARING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a second device, a text message from a first device;
processing, by the second device, the text message to determine the text message includes at least a text string, the text string including:
(a) a first geographic location data associated with the first device, and
(b) a second geographic location data associated with the first device in the form of a first reduced size uniform resource locator (URL), the first reduced size URL reducing a size of the second geographic location data,
wherein the second geographic location data is contained in a longer URL, and
wherein the first reduced size URL is based on a hash of the longer URL;
presenting, by an application executing on the second device, at least part of the text string and the first reduced size URL;
obtaining, by the application, a first input to the first reduced size URL;
accessing, by a map service on the second device, a map service server based on the second geographic location data contained in the longer URL; and
presenting, by the second device in response to the obtained first input, a map display with a first location marker based on the second geographic location data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,197

METHOD FOR SHARING CONTENT ON THE BASIS OF LOCATION INFORMATION AND SERVER USING THE SAME

Chi-Hyung Park, Seoul (K...

1. A method of sharing contents based on a location, the method comprising:(a) acquiring, by a location-based content sharing server, contents and location information corresponding to the contents; and
(b) when sensing, based on the location information, that a visitor terminal enters a public area range, providing the contents to the visitor terminal or supporting the providing of the contents to the visitor terminal by the location-based content sharing server based on a determination whether a public number condition regarding a maximum number of distributing the contents is met and a determination whether a time condition regarding a maximum time period for distributing the contents is met, the public number condition and the time condition are preset with respect to the public area range,
wherein, in the operation (b), the location-based content sharing server
determines whether a first condition that a distance between the visitor terminal and the location-based content sharing server in the public area range is shorter than a preset distance is met,
determines whether a second condition that a creator of the contents is located within a predetermined range in a residential area of a visitor or is an alumnus or a colleague with the visitor is met, and
provides a hint message about the contents to the visitor terminal based on a determination that at least one of the first and second conditions is met.

US Pat. No. 10,368,168

METHOD OF DYNAMICALLY MODIFYING AN AUDIO OUTPUT

Skullcandy, Inc., Park C...

1. A method of dynamically modifying an audio output, comprising:receiving image data depicting an audio reproduction device and a user wearing the audio reproduction device;
determining one or more deteriorating factors that deteriorate a sound quality of the audio reproduction device as worn by the user based on the image data;
estimating a sound leakage caused by the one or more deteriorating factors;
determining one or more sound profiles based on at least the sound leakage; and
generating tuning data based on the one or more sound profiles, the tuning data configured to sonically customize the audio reproduction device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,132

RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM TO ENHANCE VIDEO CONTENT RECOMMENDATION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An online system for generating content recommendations for a target user of the system, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium configured to store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform steps comprising:
maintaining, by the online system, a collection of publicly available videos;
generating a plurality of sets of video candidates selected from the collection of publicly available videos by:
accessing a plurality of recommendation functions that each apply different types of selection criteria to uniquely select and rank the video candidates for the set that corresponds to that recommendation function, the video candidates each having a ranking score for ranking relative to other video candidates in the set; and
receiving, from each recommendation function, the set of video candidates selected and ranked by the recommendation function, each set of video candidates representing video content that is likely to be of interest to the target user, the sets of video candidates selected from the collection of publicly available videos to supplement a display for the target user of other video content posted by the target user's connections in the online system;
filtering the video candidates from the sets from each of the recommendation functions to remove one or more video candidates that violate a video content policy of the online system;
performing a second ranking of the filtered video candidates as a combined group from the sets by:
extracting features from the filtered video candidates;
assigning weights to the features associated with the filtered video candidates, a weight of a feature generated by a ranking model trained on the features of the video candidates, and indicating a relative importance of the feature to the target user;
generating ranking scores for the filtered video candidates based on the weights of the features associated with the filtered video candidates; and
selecting a plurality of videos from the filtered video candidates as recommendations to the target user based on the ranking scores associated with the video candidates; and
providing for display to the target user the selected videos along with other video content posted by the target user's connections in the online system.

US Pat. No. 10,368,115

TRANSMITTING METHOD, RECEIVING METHOD, TRANSMITTING DEVICE, AND RECEIVING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A transmitting method for transmitting a first stream related to content of an image or audio, the method comprising:transmitting the first stream, the first stream including:
timing update identification information indicating whether or not a correspondence relationship between a first reference clock and a second reference clock has been updated, the first reference clock being used to transmit and receive the first stream, and the second reference clock being used to transmit and receive a second stream related to another content to be reproduced in synchronization with the content related to the first stream;
a first time according to the first reference clock; and
a second time according to the second reference clock, the second time being associated with the first time based on the updated correspondence relationship,
wherein the timing update identification information is a flag indicating whether or not the correspondence relationship between the first reference clock and the second reference clock has been updated,
wherein the second stream is transmitted independently of the first stream,
wherein the first stream is adapted for being reproduced in synchronization with the second stream which is transmitted independently of the first stream, and
wherein the transmitting method further comprises storing the timing update identification information and the second time in a TEMI (Timeline and External Media Information) access unit of the first stream.

US Pat. No. 10,368,111

DIGITAL TELEVISION CHANNEL TRENDING

1. A method, comprising:maintaining a first portion of a multimedia program in a multimedia cache of a network edge device;
receiving a multicast join request associated with:
a set-top box; and
the multimedia program;
sending a first portion of the multimedia program to the set-top box from the multimedia cache of the network edge device, wherein sending the first portion comprises sending the first portion to the set-top box at an accelerated rate, wherein the accelerated rate is greater than a normal playback rate for the multimedia program;
directing the set-top box to a multicast replicator for a second portion of the multimedia program;
receiving an indication of the set-top box receiving the second portion;
causing a viewership statistic server to increment a particular counter indicative of a number of set-top boxes tuned to the multimedia program, wherein causing the viewership statistic server to increment the particular counter includes:
detecting a handoff, wherein the handoff comprises a transition of a source of the multimedia program from the network edge device to the multicast replicator;
responsive to detecting the handoff from the network edge device to the multicast replicator, causing a viewership statistic server to increment a particular counter indicative of a number of set-top boxes tuned to the multimedia program;
recording time-stamped information indicative of the set-top box receiving the second portion; and
sending the time-stamped information to a viewership statistic data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,086

IMAGE CODING/DECODING METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An image decoding method, comprising:performing, by a processor included in an image decoding device, singular vector decomposition on a prediction block corresponding to a to-be-decoded image block, to obtain eigenvector matrices U and V of the prediction block;
obtaining, by the processor, a transform coefficient;
decoding, by the processor, difference information of the eigenvector matrix U and difference information of the eigenvector matrix V, wherein the difference information of the eigenvector matrix U is difference information between an eigenvector matrix U of residual data and the eigenvector matrix U of the prediction block obtained after the singular vector decomposition, and wherein the difference information of the eigenvector matrix V is difference information between an eigenvector matrix V of the residual data and the eigenvector matrix V of the prediction block obtained after the singular vector decomposition;
acquiring, by the processor, the eigenvector matrices U and V of the residual data according to the eigenvector matrices U and V of the prediction block and the decoded difference information of the eigenvector matrix U and the decoded difference information of the eigenvector matrix V;
performing, by the processor, an inverse transformation on the transform coefficient based on the eigenvector matrices U and V of the residual data to obtain the residual data; and
obtaining an image block based on the residual data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,078

EXTENSIONS OF MOTION-CONSTRAINED TILE SETS SEI MESSAGE FOR INTERACTIVITY

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory configured to store instructions; and
a processor coupled with the memory, the processor configured to execute the instructions to:
receive a bitstream that includes a supplemental enhancement information message, wherein the bitstream comprises a plurality of first tiles of a picture, and
the supplemental enhancement information message indicates motion-constrained tile sets in the picture, and the supplemental enhancement information message includes flag information indicating that one of:
a first value of a sample in the plurality of first tiles in the motion-constrained tile sets is different from a second value of the sample, wherein the first value is obtained when a plurality of coding tree units of the picture are decoded, and the second value is obtained when coding tree units of the plurality of coding tree units that are excluded from the plurality of first tiles in the motion-constrained tile sets are not decoded, or
the first value of the sample in the plurality of first tiles in the motion-constrained tile sets is equal to the second value of the sample, wherein the second value is obtained when the coding tree units of the plurality of coding tree units that are excluded from the plurality of first tiles in the motion-constrained tile sets are not decoded;
decode the bitstream based on the supplemental enhancement information message; and
generate an image based on the decoded bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,368,065

SKIP MACROBLOCK CODING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. One or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions for causing a computing system, when programmed thereby, to perform operations, wherein the one or more computer-readable media are selected from the group consisting of volatile memory, non-volatile memory, magnetic disk, CD-ROM, and DVD, the operations comprising:encoding plural video pictures of a video sequence to produce encoded data, the plural video pictures including plural predicted macroblocks, wherein each block of the plural predicted macroblocks is predicted from no more than one reference video picture, including:
selecting a coding mode from among plural available coding modes;
processing one or more skipped macroblocks among the plural predicted macroblocks, wherein each of the one or more skipped macroblocks uses causally predicted motion for the skipped macroblock based upon motion of one or more other predicted macroblocks around the skipped macroblock, and wherein each of the one or more skipped macroblocks lacks residual information; and
encoding skipped macroblock information for the one or more skipped macroblocks for signaling at a layer in bitstream syntax, wherein the skipped macroblock information indicates skipped/not skipped status, and wherein the encoding includes encoding the skipped macroblock information according to the coding mode selected from among the plural available coding modes; and
outputting the encoded data in a bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,368,021

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DERIVATIVE SENSING USING FILTERING PIXELS

MEMS Start, LLC, Arcadia...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an array of filtering pixels, each filtering pixel comprising:
a photodiode;
a filter circuit;
a read out field-effect transistor (FET);
a read bus for reading an output of each filtering pixel of the array of filtering pixels; and
each filtering pixel further comprising an additional read out FET and an additional read bus is configured to output a signal proportional to the intensity of light falling on the photodiode.

US Pat. No. 10,368,020

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus including a sensing device capable of acquiring a phase difference signal for use in focus detection and a pixel signal for an image, the apparatus comprising:a controller having a processor which executes instructions stored in a memory or having circuitry, the controller being configured to function as:
a control unit configured to switch acquisition of the phase difference signal on an area-by-area basis in a frame in the sensing device, and
a correction unit configured to select defect information associated with the pixel signal acquired from the sensing device and correct the pixel signal based on the selected defect information,
wherein the memory stores the defect information which includes at least first defect information and second defect information in a same format as that of the first defect information,
the control unit has at least a first drive mode and a second drive mode in which the phase difference signal is acquired for an area different from an area for which the phase difference signal is acquired in the first drive mode, and
the correction unit switches defect information used, based on a change of an area in a frame in which the phase difference signal is to be acquired, and uses the first defect information in a case where, in a frame to be acquired, the control unit performs the control in the first drive mode while using the second defect information in a case where the control unit performs the control in the second drive mode.

US Pat. No. 10,368,012

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capture apparatus comprising:an image sensor having a plurality of pixels, wherein each of the plurality of pixels has a plurality of photoelectric conversion units that respectively receives luminous fluxes that have passed through different regions on an exit pupil of an optical system;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, cause the image capturing apparatus to:
obtain a plurality of first image data respectively corresponding to the different regions of the exit pupil, and a second image data corresponding to a plurality of regions of the exit pupil;
reduce the plurality of first image data;
generate distribution data representing distribution of defocus amount in the plurality of first image data;
generate extracted data for obtaining distribution data having higher resolution than the distribution data based on the first image data and the second image data; and
output the extracted data, the distribution data, and the second image data to be recorded in the image capture apparatus or transmitted outside.

US Pat. No. 10,367,996

CALIBRATING PANORAMIC IMAGING SYSTEM IN MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS

IEC Infrared Systems, LLC...

1. An apparatus employed in a panoramic imaging system, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors configured to:
produce image correction data for a lens associated with the panoramic imaging system or a sensor associated with the lens and the panoramic imaging system, where the image correction data is based on an error identified in an individual image acquired by the lens or sensor, where the individual image was acquired with a plurality of pre-determined operating parameters;
produce strip correction data for the lens or sensor, where the strip correction data is based on an error identified in a strip of images pieced together from a plurality of individual images acquired by the lens or sensor;
produce panoramic image correction data for the lens or sensor, where the panoramic image correction data is based on an error identified in a panoramic image pieced together from two or more strips of images pieced together from the plurality of individual images acquired by the lens or sensor; and
store, in a memory, the image correction data, the strip correction data, the panoramic image correction data, or a combined correction value computed from the image correction data, the strip correction data, and the panoramic image data, and data that relates the pre-determined operating parameters to the image correction data, the strip correction data, the panoramic image correction data, or the combined correction value.

US Pat. No. 10,367,984

METHOD OF FORMING CAMERA MODULE FOR VEHICULAR VISION SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A method of forming a camera module for a vision system for a vehicle, said method comprising:providing a circuit board, wherein the circuit board has an imager and associated circuitry disposed thereat;
providing a lens holder for holding a lens assembly, the lens assembly including a plurality of optical elements;
disposing an adhesive in an uncured state at one or both of the lens holder and the circuit board;
positioning the lens holder at the circuit board with the uncured adhesive disposed between and contacting the lens holder and the circuit board;
optically aligning the plurality of optical elements with the imager at the circuit board;
with the plurality of optical elements optically aligned with the imager at the circuit board, and with the adhesive between and contacting the lens holder and the circuit board, forming a lens holder and circuit board construction by curing the adhesive to an at least partially cured state to secure the lens holder relative to the circuit board;
with the adhesive cured to the at least partially cured state, placing the lens holder and circuit board construction in a first mold, wherein, when placing the lens holder and circuit board construction in the first mold, the lens holder and circuit board construction is datumed in the first mold by a portion of the lens holder;
forming an inner molded construction by molding, using a first polymeric resin, an inner molding over and around the circuit board and over a portion of the lens holder;
placing the inner molded construction in a second mold, wherein, when placing the inner molded construction in the second mold, the inner molded construction is datumed in the second mold by the portion of the lens holder; and
forming an outer molded construction by molding, using a second polymeric resin, an outer molding over the inner molding and over another portion of the lens holder to encase the inner molding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,950

DEVICE NOTIFICATION ADJUSTMENT DEPENDENT ON USER PROXIMITY

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method, comprising:detecting a received communication at a device;
detecting, using at least one device sensor, a device environmental context, wherein the device environmental context is detected using at least one of: device orientation, ambient light level, user biometric data, and connectivity status;
the detected device environmental context being associated in time with the received communication;
identifying a proximity of a user to the device by mapping the device environmental context to one of a plurality of user-proximity device contexts, each identifying a proximity of the user to the device; and
adjusting, based upon the user not being proximate to the device, the magnitude of the notification of the received communication from a notification sound value set before receipt of the communication to an increased adjusted value.

US Pat. No. 10,367,936

AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTION OF INMATE PHONE RECORDINGS

DSI-ITI, INC., Reston, V...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform operations for automatically distributing a recording of a call to an interested party, the call being placed by a calling party through an institutional system to a destination number, the operations comprising:associating forwarding criteria with the interested party;
establishing the call from the calling party to the destination number through the institutional system;
recording the call;
determining that the call satisfies the forwarding criteria associated with the interested party;
after the call is completed, setting a data flag; and
in response to the data flag setting, automatically distributing the recording of the call to the interested party, wherein the interested party has been approved by a facility administration associated with the institutional system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,882

OFFLINE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

PCCW Vuclip (Singapore) P...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by one or more computing devices, cause performance of:receiving a collection of media content at a first mobile device, the collection including a plurality of videos;
executing a local content server at the first mobile device, the first mobile device configured to accept local connections from other mobile devices, the first mobile device storing the collection of media content;
establishing a local connection between the first mobile device and a given mobile device;
receiving, at the first mobile device, data from a content access client application on the given mobile device;
based on the data from the content access client application, the first mobile device recognizing the given mobile device as being provisioned for access to content from the collection;
responsive to the local content server recognizing that the given mobile device has been provisioned for access to content from the collection, the first mobile device transmitting one or more media content items from the collection of media content to the given mobile device over the local connection, the one or more media content items including at least one video.

US Pat. No. 10,367,877

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING PUBLICLY AVAILABLE CAMERAS

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A method for identifying network cameras, comprising:(a) receiving name of an organization by one or more processors;
(b) performing an internet search via a script for the name associated with the organization by the one or more processors, thereby generating a plurality of website Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) listings, and parsing each of the generated HTMLs to identify a range of internet protocol (IP) addresses for the associated organization by the one or more processors;
(c) querying each IP address in the range of the IP addresses by the one or more processors;
(d) receiving a response from each queried IP address by the one or more processors;
(e) verifying the received response is from a camera by obtaining an image file from the IP address and analyzing the image file by the one or more processors; and
(f) adding the IP address to a list of identified cameras upon verification by the one or more processors.

US Pat. No. 10,367,872

CLOUD-BASED VIDEO DELIVERY

Brightcove, Inc., Boston...

1. A method of making media content available for delivery via a data communications network, the method comprising:receiving, via a communications interface, a request to make media content available for delivery;
obtaining, via the communications interface, a media file having the media content;
determining a plurality of media profiles, based on the request, wherein:
each media profile of the plurality of media profiles determines one or more video playback properties of a respective output media file; and
the plurality of media profiles includes:
a first set of media profiles, and
a second set of media profiles;
transcoding, with a processing unit, the media file in accordance with the first set of media profiles to create a first set of output media files;
transcoding, with the processing unit, the media file in accordance with the second set of media profiles to create a second set of output media files, wherein the second set of output media files includes an output media file having one or more video playback properties different than each output media file of the first set of output media files;
subsequent to creating the first set of output media files, sending the first set of output media files to one or more distributed servers; and
subsequent to sending the first set of output media files to the one or more distributed servers, and prior to completing the transcoding of the media file in accordance with the second set of media profiles, sending a notification that the media content is available for delivery using at least the first set of media profiles, based on a determination that the media file has been transcoded in accordance with the first set of media profiles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,856

FAILOVER MANAGEMENT OF SIP BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

STERLITE TECHNOLOGIES LIM...

1. A method comprising:storing, in a data store, active session information received from a first session initiation protocol (SIP) server for an active session between a first user agent and a second user agent, wherein the active session is associated with the first SIP server;
providing, by a processing device, in response to a determination that the first SIP server is unavailable, the active session information to a second SIP server to maintain continuity of the active session between the first user agent and the second user agent; and
causing the second SIP server to generate a first Re-INVITE message to provide to the first user agent and a second Re-INVITE message to provide to the second user agent, wherein the first Re-INVITE message comprises at least a portion of the active session information to continue the active session.

US Pat. No. 10,367,853

METHOD AND ENTITY IN A LI SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING OF A TARGET CONNECTED TO A WI-FI NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a mediation function entity for enabling a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) to determine targets' positions, said targets are connected to a WiFi network via Access Points, the method comprises steps of:the mediation function entity receiving a first Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) account message for a first subscriber having been accepted access to the WiFi network via a first Access Point, wherein the mediation function entity is in a Lawful Intercept (LI) system;
the mediation function entity receiving a second RADIUS account message for a second subscriber having been accepted access to the WiFi network via a second Access Point;
the mediation function entity determining whether at least one of the first subscriber and the second subscriber is a target;
as a result of determining that the first subscriber is a target, the mediation function entity retrieving from the received first RADIUS account message RADIUS parameters corresponding to an Access Point Identifier and a Service Set Identifier (SSID);
the mediation function entity sending, to the LEA, a target identification for the first subscriber and the retrieved RADIUS parameters corresponding to the Access Point Identifier and the SSID; and
as a result of determining that the second subscriber is not a target, the mediation function entity discarding the second RADIUS account message.

US Pat. No. 10,367,844

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF NETWORK SECURITY AND THREAT MANAGEMENT

MASERGY COMMUNICATIONS, I...

12. A network security and threat management system, comprising:a computer configured to:
receive traffic information generated based, at least in part, upon an analysis of packets directed to a plurality of enterprise assets, wherein the traffic information includes a resource violation message reporting an unknown client's attempt to use an unknown protocol;
receive vulnerability information generated based, at least in part, upon an analysis of one or more of the plurality of enterprise assets;
receive vendor alert information provided by one or more third-party vendors;
continuously correlate:
the received traffic information, vulnerability information, and vendor alert information;
assign threat points to each of the plurality of security threats based, at least in part, upon the continuous correlation, wherein to assign the threat points the computer is further configured to:
upgrade the threat points associated with the given security threat in response to the traffic information being correlated with the vulnerability information;
upgrade the threat points associated with the given security threat in response to the traffic information being correlated with the vendor alert information; and
upgrade the threat points associated with the given security threat in response to the vulnerability information being correlated with the vendor alert information; and
dynamically adjust a priority of a given one of the plurality of security threats by escalating a security threat with a highest potential to be successful and modifying a risk associated with other security threats based, at least in part, upon the continuous correlation and upon an age of the given one of the plurality of security threats,
wherein escalating the security threat with the highest potential to be successful comprises identifying, based on an age of the vulnerability information, an enterprise asset of the plurality of enterprise assets being vulnerable to the security threat and the age of the vulnerability information with respect to the security threat.

US Pat. No. 10,367,824

POLICY MANAGEMENT, ENFORCEMENT, AND AUDIT FOR DATA SECURITY

BlueTalon, Inc., Redwood...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a policy enforcement point of a policy appliance, a data request from an application, the request including a user specification specifying the user and a data specification specifying a data item to be accessed, the policy enforcement point being connected to a first database having a first database format and a second database having a second database format;
submitting, by the policy enforcement point, the user specification and the data specification to a policy decision point of the policy appliance, the policy decision point being configured to decide whether the user is permitted to access at least a portion of the data item according to a policy that defines an access privilege of the user on data;
receiving, by the policy enforcement point and from the policy decision point, a data access decision that is made by the policy decision point according to the policy, the data access decision specifying that the user is permitted to access a portion of the data item;
customizing, by the policy enforcement point, the data request for each of the databases based on the data access decision and a respective database format, including changing the data request into a first customized query according to the first database format and changing the data request into a second customized query according to the second database format, the customized query preventing at least a first portion of the data item from being retrieved from the databases;
retrieving, by the policy enforcement point, a second portion of the data item from the databases as a response to the customized query, the second portion being different from the first portion; and
providing, by the policy enforcement point to the application, the second portion of the data item,
wherein the policy appliance, including the policy decision point, and the policy enforcement point, executes in a container on a system that includes one or more computer processors.

US Pat. No. 10,367,815

PROTECTING SENSITIVE INFORMATION FROM A SECURE DATA STORE

Sophos Limited, Abingdon...

1. A method of protecting stored information, the method comprising:storing a security policy for controlling access by a network endpoint to an encrypted remote data store, the security policy requiring a data store connected to the network endpoint to meet one or more security requirements for identification as a secure data store, the one or more security requirements including a requirement that the data store connected to the network endpoint be encrypted;
receiving an indication at a threat management facility that a first endpoint has access to the encrypted remote data store;
auditing the first endpoint to determine whether a security parameter of a first data store connected to the first endpoint is compliant with the one or more security requirements for identification as a secure data store;
when the security parameter of the first data store is compliant with the one or more security requirements for identification as a secure data store, permitting dissemination of data from the encrypted remote data store to the first endpoint; and
when the security parameter of the first data store is not compliant with at least one of the one or more security requirements, causing the first endpoint to implement an action by the first endpoint to regulate dissemination of data from the encrypted remote data store to the first endpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,367,739

LOAD BALANCING AMONG ALTERNATIVE PATHS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a receiving node enabling redirecting of a flow of data packets in a transmitting node to a path of alternative paths, where each data packet is marked with a value indicating the importance of the data packet, the method comprising:receiving a first and a second amount of the data packets on a first and a second path, respectively, of the alternative paths;
determining a metric of congestion for each alternative path, based on the values indicating the importance of the data packets received on each alternative path; and
providing to the transmitting node the metric of congestion for each alternative path; wherein determining the metric of congestion for each alternative path comprises calculating a percentile of the value of importance of the first and second amount of data packets received during a pre-determined time interval on the first and the second path, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,733

IDENTIFIER-BASED VIRTUAL NETWORKING

Nicira, Inc., Palo Alto,...

17. A computer system comprising:a plurality of hosts, each having one or more virtual computing instances deployed thereon; and
a network hypervisor configured to carry out a method for processing packets based on unique identifiers associated with virtual machines by:
receiving, from a first virtual machine, a request for address information associated with a second virtual machine;
generating, by an identifier provider of a hypervisor coupled to a virtual switch, one or more arbitrarily assigned addresses for the second virtual machine;
returning, by the identifier provider, the one or more arbitrarily assigned addresses to the first virtual machine;
mapping a unique identifier of the second virtual machine to the one or more arbitrarily assigned addresses, wherein the unique identifier comprises information other than an IP address associated with the second virtual machine;
receiving a packet from the first virtual machine including one or more addresses associated with the first virtual machine and the one or more arbitrarily assigned addresses associated with the second virtual machine;
replacing, in the packet, the one or more addresses associated with the first virtual machine with a unique identifier of the first virtual machine and the one or more arbitrarily assigned addresses associated with the second virtual machine with the unique identifier of the second virtual machine; and
transmitting the packet to a host machine associated with the second virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,367,726

RANDOMIZED VNF HOPPING IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS

NETSIA, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A randomized Virtual Network Function (VNF) hopping method implemented in a software defined network (SDN), the SDN comprising a plurality of nodes, each node comprising at least one switch, at least one node further comprising a server hosting a software platform providing at least one virtual network function container, the SDN further comprising at least one controller controlling all switches and at least one orchestrator controlling all virtualized network function containers, the at least one controller and the at least one orchestrator directly communicating with each other, the method as implemented in the at least one controller comprising the steps of:(a) determining at least two feasible forwarding paths for a given packet flow with at least one type of VNF on each of the two feasible forwarding paths, wherein the at least two feasible forwarding paths are determined using the following: (1) a logic within the controller, (2) a network map, (3) a VNF map showing the locations of virtual functions on the network map, and (4) one or more specific instructions applicable for the given packet flow;
(b) ensuring that the at least one type of VNF in (a) is available or that the at least one type of VNF is activated on one node in both the at least two feasible forwarding paths in (a);
(c) sending an instruction to the at least one orchestrator to activate/capacitate the at least one type of VNF function on each of the at least two feasible forwarding paths in (a) when they are not readily activated or do not have enough storage capacity; and
(d) sending the at least two feasible forwarding paths determined in (a) together as a group flow table for the given packet flow to one or more switches along the at least two feasible forwarding paths, wherein each of the one or more switches configures, within it, a randomization logic describing how and when to switch between the two feasible forwarding paths.

US Pat. No. 10,367,723

PACKET SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON MULTI-LINK AGGREGATION

Huawei Technologies, Co.,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a device, a packet carrying priority information indicating a priority of the packet;
sending, by the device, according to a correspondence between packet priorities and component fragment units in a fragment unit group, the packet to a component fragment unit corresponding to the priority of the packet;
configuring, by the device, a correspondence between the component fragment units and component links in a link aggregation group, according to availability of a component link in the link aggregation group and the priority of the packet that corresponds to the component fragment unit;
selecting, by the device, a selected component link corresponding to the priority of the packet, according to a correspondence between packet priorities and the component links, and according to the correspondence between the component fragment units and the component links, wherein the link aggregation group comprises a first component link and a second component link, wherein availability of the first component link is higher than availability of the second component link, and in the correspondence between the packet priorities and the component links, a first priority corresponds to the first component link, a second priority corresponds to the second component link or the first component link, and the first priority is higher than the second priority; and
sending, by the device, the packet on the selected component link.

US Pat. No. 10,367,722

OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER NETWORKS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method of optimizing performance of a computer network, the method comprising:receiving a request to transmit data from a first location;
for each path in a set of paths, where each path comprises a connection allowing the transmission of data from the location, determining a set of performance measures for the path;
for each path in the set of paths, determining an incremental cost of transmitting the requested data using the path;
using the performance measures and incremental cost for each path to determine which path to use to transmit data; and
transmitting data using the determined path using multipath transmission control protocol techniques (MP-TCP),
wherein determining the incremental cost of transmitting the requested data using the path comprises:
determining an amount of previous data transmitted over the path during a time period;
determining an allotted amount of data for the time period; and
determining the cost for transmitting the requested data using the path,
wherein using the performance measures and incremental cost for each path to determine which path to use to transmit data further comprises analyzing the data to determine if the data meets criteria to be sent via a default path.

US Pat. No. 10,367,707

DIAGNOSING CAUSES OF APPLICATION LAYER INTERRUPTIONS IN PACKET-SWITCHED VOICE APPLICATIONS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:concurrently monitoring application layer packets for a call supported by a voice application and signaling layer events associated with the voice application;
in response to detecting an interruption in the call based on the monitoring of the application layer packets, correlating the interruption with the signaling layer events; and
generating a key performance indicator (KPI) message including information indicating the interruption and at least one signaling layer event that is correlated with the interruption.

US Pat. No. 10,367,689

MONITORING INTERNET USAGE ON HOME NETWORKS OF PANELIST USERS

comScore, Inc., Reston, ...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:receiving, from a device of a plurality of devices, input indicating acceptance of an offer to modify a home network to monitor network traffic generated by the plurality of devices connected to the home network;
identifying, in response to receiving the input, a gateway device on the home network configured to receive network traffic from the plurality of devices connected to the home network and communicate with an external network on behalf of the devices, wherein the offer to modify the home network originates from a computing device other than the gateway device;
sending, to the gateway device, a request to determine whether the gateway device is operable to be modified over the home network;
receiving, from the gateway device, a response comprising an indication of one or more characteristics of the gateway device;
determining, based on the one or more characteristics of the gateway device, that the gateway device is operable to be modified over the home network to include a monitoring application; and
in response to determining that the gateway device is operable to be modified, downloading the monitoring application for execution by the gateway device to modify the gateway device,
wherein the monitoring application of the modified gateway device enables the modified gateway device to transmit, to a server system outside the home network, data that indicates monitored Internet usage associated with the network traffic generated by the plurality of devices connected to the home network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,672

ENHANCEMENTS TO PHASE-NOISE COMPENSATION REFERENCE SIGNAL DESIGN AND SCRAMBLING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a frequency corresponding to a direct current (DC) tone within a set of resource blocks;
determining a frequency for each of one or more phase-noise tracking reference signals (PTRS) based at least in part on the DC tone, each determined frequency different from the frequency corresponding to the DC tone; and
transmitting the one or more PTRS using the set of resource blocks based at least in part on the determined frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,658

WIRELESS NETWORK SESSION ESTABLISHMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS UTILIZING A VIRTUAL LOCAL AREA NETWORK LABEL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A session establishment method, comprising:acquiring, by an L2 session control functional entity, an infrastructure virtual circuit (IVC) corresponding to a user equipment (UE);
configuring, by the L2 session control functional entity, a virtual local area network (VLAN) label corresponding to the IVC;
sending, by the L2 session control functional entity, the VLAN label corresponding to the IVC to a customer location function set, wherein the customer location function set adds the VLAN label to a packet of the UE; and
notifying, by the L2 session control functional entity, an L2 forwarding functional entity of the VLAN label, wherein the L2 forwarding functional entity forwards, to the IVC, the packet sent by the customer location function set according to the VLAN label contained in the packet,
wherein the L2 session control functional entity and the L2 session forwarding functional entity are deployed on a same access node,
wherein the acquiring the IVC corresponding to the UE comprises receiving, by the L2 session control functional entity, a routing policy returned by a policy control system, wherein the routing policy indicates the IVC and a subscriber identity of the UE, and
wherein the configuring the VLAN label corresponding to the IVC comprises binding, by the L2 session control functional entity, through the routing policy, the UE with the VLAN label of the IVC corresponding to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,367,650

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENTLY DEVELOPING AND TESTING HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLU...

1. A system for efficiently developing and automating testing of home automation systems, wherein the system is connected to one or more home automation systems under test and receives one or more test scripts from one or more test automation frameworks for testing one or more home automation systems, the system comprising:a memory storing program instructions;
a processor for executing program instructions stored in a memory;
one or more robotic modules in communication with the processor configured to:
execute one or more test scripts for testing one or more home automation systems under test, wherein the one or more test scripts facilitate testing of one or more use cases across various components of the one or more home automation systems under test;
initiate one or more workflows based on the one or more executed test scripts, wherein the one or more initiated workflows invoke at least one component of the one or more home automation systems to perform one or more actions based on the initiated one or more workflows; and
forward results of the one or more performed actions to a test automation framework for generating a report of the one or more executed test scripts based on the forwarded results, wherein, the generated report comprises test case name, execution tool name, date of execution, project name, iteration mode, number of iteration, number of passed iteration, number of failed iteration, start and end time of execution and details of each executed test step along with status, timestamp, action and screenshot.

US Pat. No. 10,367,647

CERTIFICATE ACQUIRING METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A certificate acquiring device, comprising a hardware are processor coupled with a non-transitory storage medium storing executable instructions: wherein the executable instructions, when executed by the hardware processor, cause the certificate acquiring device to:receive a certificate application representation message sent by a newly installed virtual network function component (VNFC) instance, wherein the certificate application representation message comprises a public key used by the newly installed VNFC instance to apply for a certificate;
send a certificate request message to a certification authority according to the certificate application representation message, to request the certification authority to issue the certificate to the newly installed VNFC instance, wherein the certificate request message comprises a certificate of a master VNFC instance and the public key used by the newly installed VNFC instance to apply for the certificate; and
acquire the certificate issued by the certification authority, wherein the certificate is issued by the certification authority using the public key used by the newly installed VNFC instance to apply for the certificate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,646

CRYPTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION AND MANAGEMENT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, by a cryptographic material management service of a computing resource service provider, a request to make cryptographic material available for use by one or more virtual computing resources of a customer of the computing resource service provider;
obtaining, by the cryptographic material management service, cryptographic material that includes a private key associated with a digital certificate; and
distributing, to a control domain, the cryptographic material for use by the one or more virtual computing resources, wherein the control domain:
launches, for each virtual computing resource of the one or more virtual computing resources, a secure module usable to store the cryptographic material or comprising a cryptoprocessor for performing cryptographic operations using the cryptographic material, the secure module being detectable by the virtual computing resource; and
sends the cryptographic material for storage by the secure module, the cryptographic material being non-exportable to the virtual computing resource and use of the cryptographic material for performing one or more cryptographic operations being programmatically available to the virtual computing resource via an interface.

US Pat. No. 10,367,640

SHARED SECRET DATA PRODUCTION SYSTEM

SecureRF Corporation, Sh...

1. A method for producing shared secret data between a first device and a second device, the method comprising:receiving, by a receiver of the first device, key generation data that is effective to indicate a braid group, a first set of conjugates included in the braid group, a non-singular matrix, and a set of invertible elements among a finite field;
storing, by the receiver of the first device, the key generation data in a memory of the first device;
receiving, by the receiver of a first device, a public key from the second device, wherein the public key is based on a first secret element, a first monoid element, and a first permutation associated with a first expression in a second set of conjugates included in the braid group, wherein the second set of conjugates commutes with the first set of conjugates;
sending, by the receiver of the first device, the public key to an algebraic eraser module of the first device;
retrieving, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, a first portion of the key generation data stored in the memory, wherein the first portion of the key generation data indicates a second expression in the first set of conjugates;
generating, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, a first ephemeral private key based on:
a second secret element,
the second expression in the first set of conjugates, and
a second permutation associated with the second expression in the first set of conjugates, wherein the first ephemeral private key is based on the second secret element, a second monoid element, and the second permutation;
retrieving, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, a second portion of the key generation data stored in the memory, wherein the second portion of the key generation data indicates a third expression in the first set of conjugates;
generating, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, a second ephemeral private key based on:
a third secret element,
the third expression in the first set of conjugates, and
the second permutation associated with the third expression in the first set of conjugates, wherein the second ephemeral private key is based on the third secret element, a third monoid element, and the second permutation;
storing, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, the first ephemeral private key in the memory of the first device;
storing, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, the second ephemeral private key in the memory of the first device;
sending, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, the first ephemeral private key to a session key generator of the first device;
sending, by the algebraic eraser module of the first device, the second ephemeral private key to the session key generator of the first device;
generating, by the session key generator first device, a first element based on the public key from the second device, and based on the first ephemeral private key;
generating, by the session key generator the first device, a second element based on the public key from the second device, and based on the second ephemeral private key, wherein the second element relates to the shared secret data; and
generating, by the session key generator of the first device, a session public key based on the first element, the second secret element, the third secret element, the second monoid element, and the third monoid element, wherein the shared secret data is derivable from the session public key.

US Pat. No. 10,367,595

APPARATUS AND RECEIVER FOR RECEIVING RF ANALOG SIGNALS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus for encoding a plurality of received radio frequency (RF) analog signals, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of pseudo-noise (PN) encoders for performing analog signal spreading and down-conversion, each PN encoder being configured to encode a respective received RF analog signal using a respective one of a plurality of mutually orthogonal PN complex codes and to output a respective PN-encoded analog signal; and
a PN complex code source configured to provide the respective mutually orthogonal PN complex codes to the plurality of PN encoders, the PN complex code source including a code generator for generating multiple mutually orthogonal PN codes, and a complex modulator for modulating the mutually orthogonal PN codes to generate the mutually orthogonal PN complex codes.

US Pat. No. 10,367,587

FREQUENCY ALLOCATION METHOD AND TRANSMISSION APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A frequency allocation method performed by a transmission apparatus, the frequency allocation method comprising:modulating a data signal to be transmitted to a reception apparatus into single or multi-channel baseband modulation signals;
generating respective intermediate frequency (IF) carriers corresponding to the modulation signals;
combining the IF carriers based on a bandwidth of each of the IF carriers and a center frequency spacing between the IF carriers; and
transmitting the combined IF carriers by assigning a center frequency of a first IF carrier of the combined IF carriers based on a total bandwidth of the combined IF carriers and a half of a bandwidth of the first IF carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,367,585

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTI-LEVEL BEACON TONE MODULATION OF AN OPTICAL DATA SIGNAL

LGS Innovations LLC, Her...

1. A method comprising:receiving a data signal comprising a first level indicative of an upper end of a power range of the data signal and a second level indicative of a lower end of the power range of the data signal;
modulating the data signal to generate a modulated data signal, wherein the modulated data signal comprises the first level modulated with a first beacon tone and the second level modulated with a second beacon tone, and wherein the second level is modulated in phase with the first level; and
transmitting an optical signal comprising the modulated data signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,578

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION APPROACH IN A SHARED BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method comprising:monitoring a backlog level of each of a plurality of remote terminals that share a plurality of uplink data channels of an inroute channel group of a wireless data communications system, wherein the backlog level of each terminal reflects an amount of data traffic within the terminal awaiting transmission, and wherein available bandwidth of the of the uplink data channels is allocated to the plurality of terminals via a plurality of bandwidth allocation stages in a respective order of priority;
determining that the backlog level of a one of the remote terminals meets a first threshold level that qualifies the one terminal for an express priority bandwidth allocation stage of the plurality of bandwidth allocation stages, wherein the express priority bandwidth allocation stage is positioned ahead of the other bandwidth allocation stages in the respective order of priority for the allocation of the available bandwidth of the uplink data channels, and wherein the available bandwidth of one or more high throughput channels of the uplink data channels is/are dedicated for the express priority bandwidth allocation stage;
assigning the one terminal to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage based on the determination that the backlog level of the one terminal meets the first threshold, and allocating at least a portion of the available bandwidth of the dedicated one or more high throughput channels to the one terminal while assigned to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage for transmission by the one terminal of its backlog data traffic;
monitoring the backlog level of the one terminal while assigned to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage; and
determining that the backlog level of the one terminal has fallen below a second threshold level that disqualifies the terminal from remaining in the express priority bandwidth allocation stage, and accordingly removing the one terminal from the express priority bandwidth allocation stage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,567

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION UNIT

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:means for determining a rank for a set of sub-bands;
means for outputting first feedback information regarding the rank;
means for selecting a sub-band precoding matrix for a sub-band that is selected from the set of sub-bands;
means for outputting a sub-band precoding matrix index (“PMI”) regarding the sub-band precoding matrix based on the rank that is determined for the set of the sub-bands; and
means for receiving a data stream transmitted based on the sub-band precoding matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,367,557

ARTIFICIALLY MUTUAL-COUPLED ANTENNA ARRAYS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer instructions, wherein the at least one processor is configured with the memory and the stored computer instructions to cause the apparatus to:create for a received or transmitted radio signal a precoding matrix WMC that includes artificial mutual antenna coupling coefficients; and
process the received or transmitted radio signal using the created precoding matrix WMC,
wherein the artificial mutual antenna coupling coefficients are selected so as to increase accuracy or coherence interval of a time-domain estimate of a channel over which the radio signal propagates, and
wherein the time-domain estimate of the channel is obtained via a linear prediction on taps of a virtually beamformed and artificially mutually coupled channel impulse response, said linear prediction per tap minimizing the normalized mean square error for the predicted channel state impulse response.

US Pat. No. 10,367,551

PRECODING RESOURCE BLOCK GROUP BUNDLING ENHANCEMENT FOR FULL DIMENSION MULTI-IN-MULTI-OUTPUT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. One or more non-transitory, machine-readable media having instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause an evolved node B (“eNB”) to:configure a plurality of precoding granularities at a user equipment (“UE”);
determine a precoding granularity from the plurality of precoding granularities based on one or more parameters of a physical downlink shared channel (“PDSCH”) scheduling decision;
transmit an indication of the precoding granularity to the UE; and
transmit a PDSCH using the precoding granularity,
wherein to determine the precoding granularity is to determine one of:
a larger precoding granularity, corresponding to a smaller precoding resource block group (PRG) size, for a downlink control information (DCI) format 1A or 1C transmission; or
a smaller precoding granularity, corresponding to a larger PRG size, for PDSCH scheduling corresponding to a transmission for a single user (SU) or full dimension (FD) multiple input multiple output (MIMO).

US Pat. No. 10,367,548

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first antenna;
a second antenna;
a third antenna extended from the second antenna;
a first magnetic field module coupled to the first antenna and configured to perform first short range communication through the first antenna; and
a second magnetic field module coupled to the first antenna, the second antenna, and the third antenna, and configured to receive power wirelessly through the first antenna, by using a first charging scheme, to receive power through the second antenna by using a second charging scheme, and to perform second short range communication through the second antenna and the third antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,367,536

AGGREGATE SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION DEVICE AND METHOD

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A device to amplify signals, the device comprising:at least one acoustic filter configured to receive a radio frequency signal and, when the radio frequency signal is an aggregate signal having a plurality of radio frequency sub-signals corresponding to different frequency bands, to (i) separate the received signal into the plurality of radio frequency sub-signals, and to (ii) output the plurality of radio frequency sub-signals onto a plurality of outputs;
a network configured to engage with the plurality of outputs to at least partially terminate the plurality of radio frequency sub-signals when the received signal is an aggregate signal, and to disengage from the plurality of outputs when the received signal is other than an aggregate signal; and
at least one amplifier in communication with at least one of the plurality of outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,367,524

SEMI-DYNAMIC, LOW LATENCY COMPRESSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a hardware matcher circuit to:
encode a preamble of data into a plurality of tokens, the data to include remainder data, each token to include a symbol and a length of the symbol; and
generate symbol frequency statistics to indicate a number of times the symbol appears within the preamble of data;
a Huffman table generator circuit to generate a Huffman code from the plurality of tokens and the symbol frequency statistics; and
an encoder circuit to compress the remainder data using the Huffman code.

US Pat. No. 10,367,518

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SINGLE TEMPERATURE SUBTHRESHOLD FACTOR TRIMMING FOR HYBRID THERMAL SENSOR

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first circuitry to compare a proportional-to-absolute-temperature (PTAT) voltage and a complementary-to-absolute-temperature (CTAT) voltage;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the first circuitry, wherein the ADC is to provide a digital code that is representative of a temperature;
a second circuitry to generate temperature independent first and second voltages;
a first switch coupled to a node that is to provide the CTAT voltage; and
a second switch coupled to the second circuitry and to the node providing the CTAT voltage, wherein the second switch is to provide one of the first or second voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,367,517

ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERSION APPARATUS AND ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER CALIBRATION METHOD OF THE SAME

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An analog to digital conversion apparatus, comprising:an analog to digital converter (ADC) comprising;
a capacitor array configured to receive an input signal to perform a capacitor-switching to generate a capacitor array output signal;
a comparator configured to compare the capacitor array output signal and a comparing signal to generate a digital code output result; and
a control circuit configured to control the capacitor-switching according to the digital code output result;
a linearity calculating module configured to generate a linearity related parameter according to the digital code output result; and
a calibration module configured to generate a weighting parameter according to the linearity related parameter when the linearity related parameter is not within a predetermined range to adjust the digital code output result based on the weighting parameter to generate an adjusted digital code output result.

US Pat. No. 10,367,506

DIGITAL CIRCUIT BASED ON A MODIFIED TRISTATE CIRCUIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A tri-state circuit, comprising:a driver circuit that comprises:
a first type of transistor connected in series with a second type of transistor, and
an output terminal that is coupled to a node present at a connection between the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor;
a control circuit that is coupled to the driver circuit through input terminals of the driver circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to:
supply, based on an input data signal received at an input data rate and a plurality of received clock signals, a first signal and a second signal to the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor of the driver circuit through the input terminals of the driver circuit; and
control a tri-state switching operation of the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor in accordance with the first signal and the second signal such that the input data signal is selected at the output terminal of the driver circuit in at least one state of the tri-state switching operation,
wherein the driver circuit is further configured to generate an output data signal at an output data rate for a load connected to the output terminal such that a difference between the input data rate of the received input data signal and the output data rate of the output data signal is minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,367,505

LOW POWER GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT LEVEL SHIFTING DRIVER

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an input signal;
in response to an input signal transition to a first logic level, turning on a first current sink to sink current from first and second control nodes of an output stage to cause a decoupling of the output stage from ground; and
in response to an input signal transition to a second logic level different than the first logic level:
turning on a second current sink to sink current from a third control node of the output stage to thereby turn on a current source to source current to the first control node and the second control node to cause a decoupling of the output stage from a supply node and coupling of the output stage to ground; and
generating through the output stage at an output node an output signal as a function of whether the output stage is decoupled from ground or decoupled from the supply node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,493

DUTY CYCLE AND SKEW CORRECTION FOR OUTPUT SIGNALS GENERATED IN SOURCE SYNCHRONOUS SYSTEMS

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A circuit comprising:a delay circuit configured to output a delayed clock signal to a clock input of an output clock path circuit;
an input buffer configured to generate a buffered clock signal in response to receipt of an output clock signal from the output clock path circuit; and
a duty cycle correction controller configured to:
identify a duty cycle level of the buffered clock signal; and
adjust a delay amount of the delay circuit in response to the identified duty cycle level of the buffered clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,491

DELAY LINE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A delay line circuit comprising:a coarse-tuning arrangement, including first delay units, the coarse-tuning arrangement being configured to coarsely-tune an input signal by transferring the input signal through a selected number of the first delay units and thereby producing a first output signal; and
a fine-tuning arrangement configured to:
receive the first output signal at a beginning of a signal path which includes second delay units;
finely-tune the first output signal along the signal path; and
produce a second output signal at an end of the signal path;
the fine-tuning arrangement including:
a speed control unit which is selectively-connectable to the signal path;
a process-sensing circuit configured to:
make a comparison of a current capacity of a PMOS transistor and a current capacity of a corresponding NMOS transistor; and
generate, based on the comparison, a process-corner signal which is indicative of which one among the PMOS transistor and the corresponding NMOS transistor has a higher current capacity; and
a switching circuit to selectively connect the speed control unit to the signal path based on the process-corner signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,487

QUADRATURE CLOCK DIVIDER WITH 25%/75% DUTY CYCLE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A quadrature clock divider circuit, comprising:a divide-by-2 circuit having at least one undivided clock input signal, the divide-by-2 circuit generating, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one quadrature clock component and at least one inverted quadrature clock component, wherein each of the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component has a 50% duty cycle; and
a resync circuit having as inputs the at least one undivided clock input signal, the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component, the resync circuit using the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component as selectors to generate, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one second quadrature clock component on a first signal path and at least one second inverted quadrature clock component on a second signal path; wherein:
the first signal path and the second signal path comprise respective first and second pluralities of transistors and have a first transistor in common; and
each of the at least one second quadrature clock component and the at least one second inverted quadrature clock component has a second duty cycle percentage other than 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,476

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNAL DECOMPOSITION, ANALYSIS AND RECONSTRUCTION

Vios Medical, Inc., Wood...

1. An apparatus comprising:a computer having a storage device;
a source of an initial series of digitized signal values;
a first filter bank that includes a set of digital bandpass filters per octave of frequency, each digital bandpass filter of each set of digital bandpass filters operably coupled to the source of the initial series of digitized signal values and each digital bandpass filter configured to digitally filter the initial series of digitized signal values, wherein each set of digital bandpass filters has a respective center frequency that is unique among respective center frequencies of all sets of digital bandpass filters, and wherein each set of digital bandpass filters has a respective filter output signal;
a first fractional-phase-unit bank that includes a respective fractional-phase unit corresponding to each set of digital bandpass filters, and configured to receive the respective filter output signal and to generate a respective fractional phase representation for each successive time period; and
a state constructor that constructs a plurality of successive states containing information derived from the respective fractional phase representations of the first fractional-phase-unit bank.

US Pat. No. 10,367,472

ACOUSTIC RESONATOR HAVING INTEGRATED LATERAL FEATURE AND TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION FEATURE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator device, comprising:a bottom electrode on a substrate over one of a cavity and an acoustic mirror;
a piezoelectric layer on the bottom electrode;
a top electrode on the piezoelectric layer; and
a temperature compensation feature having positive temperature coefficient for offsetting at least a portion of a negative temperature coefficient of the piezoelectric layer,
wherein at least one of the bottom electrode and the top electrode comprises an integrated lateral feature configured to create at least one of a cut-off frequency mismatch and an acoustic impedance mismatch.

US Pat. No. 10,367,470

WAFER-LEVEL-PACKAGED BAW DEVICES WITH SURFACE MOUNT CONNECTION STRUCTURES

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a piezoelectric layer with an opening;
a bottom electrode over a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer;
a bottom electrode lead over the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer and extending from the bottom electrode, wherein a portion of the bottom electrode lead is exposed through the opening of the piezoelectric layer;
a top electrode over a top surface of the piezoelectric layer, wherein:
the top surface of the piezoelectric layer is opposite the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer; and
an active region for a resonator is formed where the bottom electrode and the top electrode overlap;
a Wafer-Level-Packaged (WLP) enclosure comprising a cap and an outer wall that extends from the cap toward the top surface of the piezoelectric layer to form a cavity, wherein the top electrode resides in the cavity and the opening of the piezoelectric layer is outside the cavity; and
a surface mount connection structure that covers a first portion of a top surface of the cap and extends continuously over a side portion of the WLP enclosure and to the exposed portion of the bottom electrode lead through the opening of the piezoelectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,467

COMPOSITE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A composite electronic component comprising:a capacitor component including a capacitor body, a capacitor element provided in the capacitor body, and a plurality of capacitor outer electrodes that are provided on the capacitor body and that are electrically connected to the capacitor element; and
an inductor component including an inductor body, an inductor element provided in the inductor body, and a plurality of inductor outer electrodes that are provided on the inductor body and that are electrically connected to the inductor element,
wherein the capacitor body has a first end face and a second end face that are opposed to each other in a longitudinal direction and a first side face along the longitudinal direction, with which the first end face is connected to the second end face, and at least one of the capacitor outer electrodes is provided on the first end face of the capacitor body,
wherein the inductor body has a first end face and a second end face that are opposed to each other in the longitudinal direction and a first side face along the longitudinal direction, with which the first end face is connected to the second end face, and at least one of the inductor outer electrodes is provided on the first end face of the inductor body,
wherein the first side face of the capacitor body is opposed to the first side face of the inductor body,
wherein the first end face of the capacitor body and the first end face of the inductor body are positioned on a same side of the composite electronic component, and
wherein a sum of an area of the first end face of the capacitor body and an area of the first end face of the inductor body is smaller than at least one of an area of the first side face of the capacitor body and an area of the first side face of the inductor body.

US Pat. No. 10,367,466

HYBRID VARIABLE GAIN AMPLIFIER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A hybrid variable gain amplifier (VGA) comprising:a positive input and a negative input, a positive output and a negative output;
a first portion of the VGA that is configured to: provide an electrical path for current to flow between the positive input and the positive output in both a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation, provide an electrical path for current to flow between the positive input and the negative output in the first mode of operation only, and provide an electrical path for current to flow between the positive input and a voltage source in the second mode of operation only; and
a second portion of the VGA that is configured to: provide an electrical path for current to flow between the negative input and the negative output in both the first mode of operation and the second mode of operation, provide an electrical path for current to flow between the negative input and the positive output in the first mode of operation only, and provide an electrical path for current to flow between the negative input and the voltage source in the second mode of operation only;
each of the first and second portions of the VGA including connections to control voltages to selectively enable the electrical paths in the first mode of operation or the electrical paths in the second mode of operation, the control voltages further controlling amount of current flow in the enabled electrical paths.

US Pat. No. 10,367,464

DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER, COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A digital synthesizer comprising:a ramp generator configured to generate a signal of frequency control words, FCW, that describes a desired frequency modulated continuous wave;
a digitally controlled oscillator, DCO configured to receive the FCW signal;
a feedback loop; and
a phase comparator coupled to the ramp generator and configured to compare a phase of the FCW output from the ramp generator and a signal fed back from the DCO via the feedback loop and output a N-bit oscillator control signal;
wherein the digital synthesizer comprises a gain circuit coupled to a multiplier located between the ramp generator and the DCO and configured to:
apply at least one gain from a plurality of selectable gains to the N-bit oscillator control signal that set a selectable loop gain of the digital synthesizer and thereby set a selectable loop bandwidth;
calculate and apply a first gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from high bandwidth to low bandwidth operation; and
calculate and apply a second gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from low bandwidth to high bandwidth operation, and
wherein the ramp generator is configured to provide a gain selector signal to the gain circuit to select the at least one gain from the plurality of selectable gains.

US Pat. No. 10,367,463

VARIABLE GAIN DISTRIBUTED AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A distributed amplifier system comprising first stage traveling wave amplifier (TWA) circuitry controllable to provide one of a first set of discrete gain settings, the first stage TWA circuitry comprising:a first input transmission line;
a first output transmission line; and
a first plurality of amplifiers coupled antiparallel between the first input transmission line and the first output transmission line, wherein the first set of discrete gain settings has approximately constant logarithmic spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,452

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DUAL-CORE VCO

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A method of operating a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) comprising a first VCO core and a second VCO core that each includes a pair of transistors, and a transformer having a first winding coupled between control nodes of the pair of transistors of the first VCO core and a second winding coupled between control nodes of the pair of transistors of the second VCO core, wherein load path terminals of the pair of transistors of the first VCO core and load path terminals of the pair of transistors of the second VCO core are not directly coupled to each other, are not directly coupled to the first winding of the transformer, and are not directly coupled to the second winding of the transformer, the method comprising:generating a first oscillating signal in the first VCO core; and
generating a second oscillating signal in the second VCO core, wherein the first oscillating signal and the second oscillating signal have a same frequency and a fixed phase offset.

US Pat. No. 10,367,450

OSCILLATOR SCHEME CAPABLE OF REDUCING FAR-OUT PHASE NOISE AND CLOSED-IN PHASE NOISE

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An oscillator apparatus, comprising:an oscillator core circuit, comprising:
an inverting transconductance amplifier;
at least one first capacitor, connected between an input of the inverting transconductance amplifier and a ground level;
at least one second capacitor, connected between an output of the inverting transconductance amplifier and the ground level; and
a resonator, having a first port connected to the input of the inverting transconductance amplifier and a second port connected to the output of the inverting transconductance amplifier, the first port of the resonator being decoupled from the second port of the resonator;
a DC coupling circuit, having one end connected to the input of the inverting transconductance amplifier and the first port and having another end connected to a driver; and
the driver, having an input DC coupled to the first port via the DC coupling circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,420

LOAD REGULATION FOR THE ISOLATED OUTPUT IN AN ISOLATED BUCK CONVERTER

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. An isolated buck converter comprising:a high-side transistor comprising first, second, and third terminals, wherein a voltage level at the third terminal controls the flow of current from the first terminal to the second terminal, and wherein the first terminal is coupled to a voltage input;
a low-side transistor comprising first, second, and third terminals, wherein a voltage level at the third terminal controls the flow of current from the first terminal to the second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the second terminal of the high-side transistor and the second terminal is coupled to a reference potential;
a transformer comprising:
a primary inductor winding having a first end coupled to the second terminal of the high-side transistor and the first terminal of the low-side transistor, and a second end coupled to a first output node of the converter; and
a secondary inductor winding having a first end coupled to a second output node of the converter, and a second end coupled to a reference potential;
a current sensing circuit operable to sense the current flowing through the high-side transistor; and
a control circuit operable to receive a signal representative of the current flowing through the high-side transistor and operable to set the duty cycle of the high-side and low-side transistors based on said signal representative of said current, the control circuit also receiving a feedback signal from the first output node coupled to only the primary inductor winding, the control circuit operable to use a combination of both the signal representative of the current and the feedback signal to control operation of the high-side and low-side transistors regulating voltage at the second output node of the converter, the current sensing circuit comprising:
an impedance coupled between the voltage input and the first terminal of the high-side transistor; and
a differential amplifier comprising a first input electrically coupled to a first end of the impedance and a second input electrically coupled to a second end of the impedance, and operable to generate an output representative of the difference between the voltage values at the first and second inputs.

US Pat. No. 10,367,419

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED DISCRETE INDUCTOR

Kinetic Technologies, Sa...

1. A switching regulator, comprising:an inductor housed in an inductor housing;
a first wire electrically coupled to the inductor and housed in the inductor housing;
a first electrical component including a first terminal; and
a board including a first board trace, the first board trace electrically coupling the first terminal with the first wire;
wherein:
the first electrical component and the inductor housing are attached to the board;
the attachment of the inductor housing to the board creates a space between the inductor housing and the board; and
the first electrical component is disposed within the space.

US Pat. No. 10,367,418

POWER CONVERTER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A power converter comprising:an inductor coupled between a switching terminal and an output terminal of the power converter,
a high side switching element coupled between an input terminal of the power converter and the switching terminal,
a low side switching element coupled between the switching terminal and a reference terminal, and
a feedback circuit comprising:
a latched comparator unit configured to compare a ramp signal with an error signal, wherein the error signal is based on a difference between a reference voltage and an output voltage at the output terminal of the power converter;
wherein the latched comparator unit is configured to generate, based on the comparison of the ramp signal and the error signal, a first binary output signal, and the power converter is configured to control the switching of the low side switching element or the high side switching element based on said first binary output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,399

MOTOR WITH ADJUSTABLE BACK-ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An outrunner brushless direct current (DC) motor, comprising:a base;
a stator affixed to the base and including a plurality of electromagnetic coils;
a rotor including a rotor housing forming a cavity that substantially encompasses the stator, the rotor housing including an adaptable material that causes the rotor to have a first diameter at a first temperature and further causes the rotor to have a second diameter at a second temperature that is different than the first diameter; and
a heating element configured to alter a temperature of the adaptable material to transition from the first temperature to the second temperature such that the rotor transitions from the first diameter to the second diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,367,396

FUSE COMPONENT AND ELECTRIC MOTOR INCORPORATING THE SAME

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

1. A fuse component for an electric motor, comprising:an outer shell made of an insulating material and having two open ends;
a spiral fuse, disposed at least partially in said outer shell; and
two end pieces, each end piece comprises a plug portion fitted into a corresponding open end of the outer shell,
wherein at least one end piece further comprises an end portion integrated with the plug portion and made from conductive material, and a through hole passes through the plug portion and the end portion, and
wherein the end portion has a smaller cross section than the plug portion and extends to an outside the outer shell, at least one terminal of the spiral fuse extends into the end portion via the through hole, and the at least one terminal of the spiral fuse is configured to be connected to a circuit of the electric motor by at least welding the end portion to the circuit, and
wherein the plug portion has an end wall and a substantially cylindrical side wall, the end wall extends radially outwards from one end of the end portion, and the side wall extends substantially axially from the end wall towards the other end of the end portion and surrounds a part of the end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,393

MOTOR ROTATOR, MOTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE MOTOR ROTATOR

SANYO DENKI CO., LTD., T...

1. A motor rotator comprising:a rotor shaft configured to be journaled to a pair of bearing members of a motor device; and
a rotor stack that includes a plurality of lamination plates and a plurality of small-diameter plates having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the lamination plates, the lamination plates and the small-diameter plates being stacked in an axial direction of the rotor shaft and integrated, wherein
the plurality of small-diameter plates forms each of a pair of bosses, the pair of bosses projecting from both sides of the plurality of lamination plates along the axial direction of the rotor shaft to abut on the pair of bearing members, the pair of bosses being secured to the rotor shaft,
each of the pair of bearing members includes an outer rotator and an inner rotator which is rotatable inside the outer rotator, and
the outer diameter of the plurality of small-diameter plates is smaller than an outer diameter of the outer rotators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,387

RING MAGNET ROTOR OF MOTOR WITH COATING MATERIAL

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

1. A rotor of a motor comprising:a shaft;
a resin coupled to the shaft; and
a ferrite magnet including a through hole and coupled to the resin,
wherein the resin covers an inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet, an upper surface of the ferrite magnet and a lower surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the ferrite magnet includes a plurality of magnet fixing recesses which are disposed on the upper surface of the ferrite magnet and coupled to the resin,
wherein each of the plurality of magnet fixing recesses includes a bottom surface and a side surface, the bottom surface extending perpendicularly from a first end at the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet in a direction away from the shaft to a second end, and the side surface extending from the second end of the bottom surface to the upper surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the plurality of magnet fixing recesses widens from the second end of the bottom surface toward the upper surface,
wherein the shaft includes a shaft fixing recess continuously formed in an outer circumferential surface of the shaft, the shaft fixing recess in a bonding surface in contact with the resin, wherein the shaft fixing recess is aligned with the bottom surface of one of the magnet fixing recesses in the direction perpendicular to the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the resin completely fills a space between the shaft fixing recess and the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet, wherein a thickness of the resin provided between the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet and the shaft fixing recess is the same in a radial direction of the shaft, and
wherein a linear distance from a radially outermost surface of the shaft to an outer circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet is greater than a linear distance from the radially outermost surface of the shaft to an outmost end of the side surface of the magnet fixing recess in the radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,371

INTELLIGENT CHARGING SYSTEM AND INTELLIGENT CHARGING METHOD

AVER INFORMATION INC., N...

1. An intelligent charging system, comprising:a first switching element which is turned on or off based on a first control signal, wherein the first control signal comprises a first control parameter, and a time point at which the first control signal is transmitted is set according to the first control parameter;
a phase detecting device configured to determine an allowable phase time interval of a phase of a power source;
a current detecting device connected to the first switching element, wherein the current detecting device is configured to detect a first turned on time point when the first switching element is turned on; and
a control circuitry connected to the phase detecting device and the current detecting device, wherein the control circuitry is configured to determine whether the first turned on time point is within the allowable phase time interval, and if the first turned on time point is not within the allowable phase time interval, the control circuitry recalculates the first control parameter of the first control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,356

ENERGY GENERATION LOAD COMPENSATION

Honey Badger Internationa...

1. A method of controlling an inverter energy system supplying power to a site, the inverter energy system connected to a mains power supply and to a site load and comprising a first inverter energy string and one or more further inverter energy strings, the method includingmonitoring, at a monitoring point at the site, the forward or reverse power flow into or out of the mains power supply;
setting a rate limit for power flow out of the mains power supply;
controlling the supply of power from the inverter energy system so that the power flow out of the mains power supply is controlled to be within the rate limit;
when power is in the forward direction, connecting said one or more further inverter energy strings to supply the load otherwise supplied by the mains power supply; and
when forward power or site load decreases, isolating said one or more further inverter energy strings to avoid over generation from the one or more further inverter energy strings above the rate limit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,346

ELECTRIC LEAKAGE PROTECTION DEVICE AND FEED CONTROL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A feed control device to be used to form power supply paths from an external power supply to a battery included in an electric vehicle and to control supply of power to the battery, the feed control device comprising:a main circuit including the pair of power supply paths;
a contact device interposed in the main circuit;
a controller opening and closing the contact device,
an electric leakage protection device; and
a signal receiver configured to receive a signal transmitted from the electric vehicle, wherein,
the electric leakage protection device, comprises:
an electric leakage detector configured to output an electric leakage detection signal, when a current leaked from a main circuit exceeds a threshold value;
an electric leakage protector configured to open a contact device interposed in the main circuit, when receiving the electric leakage detection signal; and
a self leakage generator including a first short circuit having a first electric resistance component and a first switch component electrically connected in series with each other, and a second short circuit having a second electric resistance component and a second switch component electrically connected in series with each other,
the first short circuit and the second short circuit being electrically connected in parallel with each other with regard to a pair of power supply paths constituting the main circuit, and
the controller being configured to control the self leakage generator and configured to instruct the self leakage generator to cause self leakage when receiving the signal by the signal receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,367,339

SNAG MITIGATING CABLE TRACK APPARATUS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus for connecting components that move relative to each other, the apparatus comprising:a cable track comprising a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side;
two or more spacers comprising:
respective first ends that are attached to the first side of the cable track;
respective second ends that are opposite the respective first ends;
respective first surfaces between the respective first ends and the respective second ends; and
respective second surfaces that are opposite the respective first surfaces; and
two or more pins attached proximately to the respective second ends of the two or more spacers, wherein the two or more pins protrude from the respective first surfaces of the two or more spacers and/or protrude from the respective second surfaces of the two or more spacers,
wherein the cable track is configured to flex such that a spacer of the two or more spacers contacts a pin of the two or more pins that is attached to another spacer of the two or more spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,304

PLUG CONNECTION AND SET OF PLUG CONNECTIONS

1. A plug connection, comprising a plug connector with a first coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern and an insertion location with a second coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern complementary to said coding pattern, wherein the plug connector can be inserted, in an insertion direction (S), into the insertion location as far as a coupling position, if the first coding element and the second coding element assume a predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is held on the plug connector so as to be rotatable around an axis of rotation (A) running parallel to the insertion direction (S) and/or the second coding element is held on the insertion location so as to be rotatable around the axis of rotation (A), and having a self-alignment mechanism such that, when plugging in the plug connector, the first coding element and the second coding element are automatically rotated into the predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is a ring element with two, three or more radially projecting projections, spaced apart from one another at a predefined angle in a circumferential direction, and that the second coding element is a sleeve part with two, three or more guide grooves formed in an inner wall of the sleeve part and spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction at said predefined angle, and wherein n guide grooves are formed in the sleeve part where n>1, such that the guide grooves, at their front end, cover a circumferential angular range of approximately 360%, the groove walls of adjacent guide grooves being directly adjacent to one another at their front end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,301

LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A lever-type connector, comprising:a connector body;
a lever having a base end rotatably supported on the connector body and a rotating portion for rotational operation formed on a tip portion thereof;
a finger contact surface disposed on an outer surface of the rotating portion, a separation finger placing portion projecting from the outer surface of the rotating portion in a direction opposite the base end of the lever and, and at least one through hole formed in the finger contact surface;
a resilient lock piece cantilevered integrally from a surface of the connector body and configured to lock the lever in a rotation restricted state by being locked to the lever; and
an unlocking portion formed integrally on the resilient lock piece and configured to press the resilient lock piece in a direction separating from the lever, the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole in the finger contact surface and exposed on the outer surface of the lever with the resilient lock piece and the lever locked to each other, wherein
the finger contact surface and separation finger placing portion are configured so that a finger brought into contact with the finger contact surface and the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole contacts the separation finger placing portion to disengage the resilient lock piece and rotate the lever into an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,300

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CONNECTION MECHANISMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system, comprising:an electronic watch, comprising:
a body defining a first connection mechanism including a notch having overhang portions extending from a base portion at a base of the notch; and
a processing unit located in the body, wherein the body comprises an electrical contact positioned in the base portion of the notch that is electrically connected to the processing unit; and
a band segment configured to attach the electronic watch to a body part of a user, comprising:
a second connection mechanism; and
an electronic component; wherein:
the second connection mechanism comprises a detent mechanism that is configured to be displaced by the electronic watch while the band segment is being attached to the electronic watch; and
the electronic watch and the band segment are mechanically and electrically coupled by an engagement between the first connection mechanism and the second connection mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,367,299

PLUG CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN UNLOCKING APPARATUS FOR UNLOCKING A LATCH

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A plug connector assembly comprising:an insulative body defining a latch apparatus on a side thereof, the latch apparatus having a latching portion;
a cable extending along a front-to-back direction and rearwardly exposed to a rear end of the insulative body;
an unlocking assembly assembled on the insulative body and cooperating with the latch apparatus; wherein
the unlocking assembly comprises an actuator assembled on the insulative body and an operating portion connected to the actuator, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is driven by the operating portion to apply a force on the latch apparatus to move the latching portion;
the unlocking assembly comprises a pivot shaft to pivotally fix the actuator on the insulative body, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is rotated relative to the pivot shaft; and
the actuator is punched by a metal plate and has a z-shaped section in the front-to-back direction, and the actuator comprises a vertical section, a horizontal section extending forwards from a top end of the vertical section, and a connection section extending rearwards from a bottom end of the vertical section.

US Pat. No. 10,367,297

INTEGRATED SECURING GUIDE PIN FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:one or more first electrical contact elements and an integrated securing guide pin, wherein the integrated securing guide pin includes a guiding member that guides the integrated securing guide pin into a receiving channel of a guiding connection module, and a securing member that securely connects to a securing surface of the guiding connection module, wherein the guiding member extends forward from the securing member, wherein the securing member includes a plurality of securing segments separated by one or more gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,367,293

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a holding member having an insulation property;
a contact having a conductive property, the contact being held by the holding member, the contact including a connection portion exposed on a front side of the holding member to be connected to a mating contact of a mating connector and a terminal portion protruding from the holding member;
a shell configured to be cylindrical and contain the holding member, the shell including a large diameter portion and a small diameter portion, the large diameter portion having a fitting portion open forward into which the mating connector is insertable, the small diameter portion being provided at the rear of the large diameter portion so as to protrude the terminal portion therefrom, the small diameter portion having a smaller diameter than the large diameter portion; and
a seal member configured to be elastically deformable and be provided on an outer periphery of the small diameter portion, wherein
the shell comprises a front shell member having at least the large diameter portion, and a rear shell member having at least the small diameter portion, the rear shell member being formed as a separate member from the front shell member, and
the front shell member and the rear shell member are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,285

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTOR

CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUS...

1. A flexible circuit board connector adapted for inserting a flexible printed circuit board into the flexible circuit board connector, two opposite sides of a rear of the flexible printed circuit board opening two gaps, respectively, the flexible circuit board connector comprising:an insulating housing, a middle of a front surface of the insulating housing being recessed rearward to form an inserting groove, the insulating housing opening an opening penetrating through a middle of a top surface, a top of the front surface and a top of a rear surface of the insulating housing, two opposite sides of the insulating housing opening two receiving slots penetrated through the top surface of the insulating housing and communicated with the inserting groove, the two receiving slots being communicated with the inserting groove;
a plurality of conductive terminals assembled to the insulating housing;
an elastic module assembled in the opening, the elastic module including a pivoting rod, and at least one torsion spring pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod, the pivoting rod being assembled in the opening, a middle of the at least one torsion spring being pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod; and
a locking board being accommodated in the opening of the insulating housing and covering a top of the elastic module, so the at least one torsion spring of the elastic module being clamped between the insulating housing and the locking board to make the at least one torsion spring generate a precompression, the locking board being pivotally mounted to the pivoting rod, the locking board having a base board, two opposite sides of the base board extending downward to form two side boards, bottom edges of the two side boards protruding downward to form two locking hooks, the two side boards being received in the two receiving slots and projecting downward into the inserting groove;
wherein one end of the at least one torsion spring elastically abuts against a front of a bottom surface of the locking board, the other end of the at least one torsion spring is disposed under a rear of the bottom surface of the locking board, the flexible printed circuit board is inserted rearward into the inserting groove, with the flexible printed circuit board being inserted rearward into the inserting groove, the flexible printed circuit board abuts against the two locking hooks, the flexible printed circuit board pushes rearward against front surfaces of the two locking hooks to make the locking board rotate, after the flexible printed circuit board slips away from the two locking hooks, the two locking hooks project into the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board, respectively, and when the flexible printed circuit board moves frontward, the two locking hooks are capable of abutting against rear inner walls of the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board respectively for blocking the flexible printed circuit board from moving frontward, so that the flexible printed circuit board is locked in the inserting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,367,283

CONNECTOR WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a wafer set, the wafers having terminals that have contacts that extend from the wafer in a first direction and tails that extend from the wafer on a second side, the contacts being arranged in rows;
a first card slot and a second card slot spaced apart vertically, wherein the rows of contacts are positioned in the first and second card slots;
a cage positioned around the wafers and the card slots and having a rear wall, the cage defining a space having a first port and a second port, the first port aligned with the first card slot and the second port aligned with the second card slot; and
a thermal management module with a nose and a rear, the nose positioned between the first and second port, the thermal management module including a first thermal interface configured to extend into the first port, the thermal management module including a heat pipe that extends from the nose to the rear, the rear extending rearward of the rear wall, wherein the heat pipe is configured to direct thermal energy from the nose to the rear and the first thermal interface is configured to direct thermal energy to the heat pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,367,279

PUSHER PIN HAVING A NON-ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE PORTION

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A pusher pin comprising:a first plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end;
a second plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end, the second plunger member movable relative to the first plunger member, the exposed second ends of the first and second plunger members defining a length of the pusher pin; and
a spring disposed between the first ends of the first and second plunger members, the spring biasing the exposed second end of the first plunger member away from the exposed second end of the second plunger member, wherein an electrically insulative path is defined between the exposed second end of the first plunger member and the exposed second end of the second plunger member through the pusher pin.

US Pat. No. 10,367,270

VEHICLE WIRE HARNESS

Intelligent Technologies ...

1. An electrical system for a vehicle that provides power and communications to vehicular devices, comprising:an electrical bus comprising a plurality of elongate wires;
a plurality of connector assemblies situated at different locations along said wires, each of said connector assemblies including
a splice housing defining an inlet for said wires and an outlet for said wires and said wires passing from said inlet to said outlet through said splice housing without being interrupted or terminated in said splice housing,
at least one electrically conductive unit arranged in said splice housing, each of said at least one electrically conductive unit having a first portion in contact with a respective one of said wires and a second portion exposed to an exterior of said splice housing, and
a connector attached to said splice housing and electrically connected to said second exposed portion of said at least one electrically conductive unit,
a respective electrical conduit attached at one end region to each connector of said connector assemblies; and
a respective cluster control unit attached to an opposite end region of each of said electrical conduits, each of said cluster control units being electrically coupled to a plurality of the vehicular devices which are assigned unique identification codes,
each cluster control unit including a microprocessor that determines whether signals on said bus are directed to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit by recognizing an identification code including in the signals and assigned to one of the vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit, and
said microprocessor only directing signals from said bus to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit in which said microprocessor is included when said microprocessor determines that signals on said bus are directed to that one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit,
whereby at least one of power and communications are provided to the vehicular devices by a power source and communications source connected to said bus.

US Pat. No. 10,367,269

COMBINED ANTENNA APERTURES ALLOWING SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE ANTENNA FUNCTIONALITY

KYMETA CORPORATION, Redm...

1. An antenna comprising:a single physical antenna aperture having at least two spatially interleaved antenna sub-arrays of surface scattering antenna elements; and
a controller coupled to control each of the antenna sub-arrays by providing voltages to the surface scattering antenna elements of the sub-arrays to operate the antenna sub-arrays independently and simultaneously at different frequencies, the voltages to tune the surface scattering antenna elements to provide a desired scattering at a given frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,253

WIDEBAND BOWTIE ANTENNA INCLUDING PASSIVE MIXER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A passive difference-frequency tag comprising:a first antenna on a substrate, the first antenna having a first frequency band, the first antenna having a first shape of a first bowtie with first rounded end caps and first ends opposed to each other;
a second antenna on the substrate inside the first antenna, the second antenna having a second frequency band higher than the first antenna frequency band, the second antenna having a second shape of a second bowtie with second rounded end caps and second ends opposed to each other, and wherein a combination of the first antenna and the second antenna forms a plurality of multi-band antennas with a shared axis of symmetry; and
a diode assembly on the substrate, and connected to the first ends of the first antenna and to the second ends of the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,367,250

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing forming an appearance of the electronic device; and
an antenna radiator disposed in an internal space formed by the housing,
wherein an opening is formed in the housing and is spaced a distance apart from a position corresponding to the antenna radiator,
wherein the opening comprises:
a first portion configured to:
align with a length direction of the antenna radiator at a position corresponding to the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in a thickness direction; and
a second portion connected to the first portion, the second portion being configured to:
form a specified angle with respect to the length direction of the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in the thickness direction,
wherein at least a portion of the housing, which surrounds the opening, comprises a conductive member, and
wherein at least a portion of a circumference of the opening comprises an electrical open curve.

US Pat. No. 10,367,248

ANTENNA, ARRAY ANTENNA, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An antenna comprising:at least one antenna element; and
a reflecting conductive plane, wherein:
the antenna element comprises:
a first Split Ring Resonator;
a first conductor; and
a feed line, wherein
the first Split Ring Resonator is practically perpendicular to the reflecting conductive plane,
the first conductor is:
 elongated-plate-shaped or tube-shaped, and
 practically perpendicular to the reflecting conductive plane,
a first end of the first conductor is:
 electrically connected to the first Split Ring Resonator,
a second end of the first conductor is:
 electrically connected to the reflecting conductive plane, or
 disposed on a side opposite to the first end of the first conductor with the reflecting conductive plane in between as the first conductor passes through the reflecting conductive plane,
a first end of the feed line is:
 electrically connected to the first Split Ring Resonator, and
the feed line is:
 across an opening of the first Split Ring Resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,246

EASYLY DEPLOYABLE PHASED ANTENNA FOR A SPACECRAFT AND SYSTEM OF SUCH ANTENNAS

VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, Viln...

1. A self-deploying antenna for spacecraft, comprising:at least one pair of transversal members, each of the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members being made of a first self-straightening metal strip;
a mounting chamber for mounting the antenna to the spacecraft, wherein each of the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members have a first end and an opposite second end, the first end attached to the mounting chamber and the second end being free; and
a plurality of monopole electric vibrators made of a second self-straightening metal strip and attached to the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members,
wherein a first joint angle between one transversal member of the at least one pair of transversal members and at least one of said monopole electric vibrators is close to zero when the antenna is in un-deployed transportation state, and a second joint angle between another transversal member of the at least one pair of transversal members and at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said another transversal member is close to zero when the antenna is in the un-deployed transportation state,
the first joint angle between the one transversal member and the at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said one transversal member is greater than zero when the antenna is in a deployed state, and the second joint angle between the another transversal member and the at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said another transversal member is greater than zero when the antenna is in deployed state, and
wherein monopole electric vibrators associated with said one transversal member and monopole electric vibrators associated with said another transversal member are configured to unbend in different direction respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,241

RECEIVING DEVICE FOR RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE ENERGY STORAGE COMPONENT

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A receiving device for receiving at least one energy storage component, said receiving device comprising:at least one receiving part, which delimits at least regions of a receiving space; and
a coolant channel structure formed in the surface of the receiving part at least in regions of the surface, said coolant channel structure comprising at least one coolant channel extending meander-shaped in a symmetrical arrangement such that coolant flows through the at least one coolant channel in opposite directions, and communicating with at least one coolant inlet and with at least one coolant outlet both arranged at a centered position relative to a longitudinal axis of the at least one receiving part,
wherein the receiving device and the at least one receiving part share a common base area with a trough-shape, said trough-shape formed by borders which protrude perpendicularly from the base area of the receiving part such that the base area and borders define a volume of the receiving space delimited by the receiving part, wherein the borders are separate from the coolant channel structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,239

INTEGRAL BATTERY TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM

Elite Power Holdings LLC,...

1. An integral battery heating system comprising:a) a battery controller;
b) a battery unit comprising a plurality of battery cells, said battery unit comprising:
i) a battery housing;
ii) a positive terminal;
iii) a negative terminal;
iv) a positive electrode electrically coupled with the positive terminal and extending into the battery housing;
v) a negative electrode electrically coupled with the negative terminal and extending into the battery housing;
vi) a separator between the positive and negative electrodes; and
vii) electrolyte within the housing;
c) wherein each of the plurality of cells comprises a battery temperature control system comprising:
i) a battery temperature sensor directly coupled to first terminal of each of the plurality of battery cells that measures a temperature of a first terminal, one of said positive or negative terminals and communicates the temperature of the first terminal to the battery controller;
ii) a heating device directly coupled to and in contact with a second terminal of each of the battery cells, wherein the second terminal is the other of the positive or negative terminals;
iii) a discharge circuit that provides a current flow to the heating device to heat the second terminal;
wherein when the temperature of the first terminal drops below a lower threshold temperature value the battery control system initiates current flow from the discharge circuit to the heating device to heat the heating device and the second terminal; and
wherein when the temperature of the first terminal rises above an upper threshold temperature value, the battery controller stops the current flow to the discharge circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,233

BIOMEDICAL ENERGIZATION ELEMENTS WITH POLYMER ELECTROLYTES AND CAVITY STRUCTURES

1. A method of manufacturing a battery comprising:obtaining a cathode collector film, wherein the cathode contact film comprises titanium;
coating the cathode collector film with a carbon coating;
obtaining a first laminate layer, wherein the first laminate layer comprises a first body and at least a first release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the body;
cutting a hole in the first laminate layer;
adhering the cathode collector film with the carbon coating to the first laminate layer, wherein the hole in the first laminate layer and the cathode collector film with carbon coating create a first cavity;
depositing a transition metal oxide slurry into the first cavity and upon the carbon coating;
drying the transition metal oxide deposit;
obtaining a second laminate layer, wherein the second laminate layer comprises a second body and at least a second release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the second body;
cutting a hole in the second laminate layer;
adhering a metal foil to the second laminate layer, wherein the hole in the second laminate layer and the metal foil create a second cavity;
depositing a polymer electrolyte comprising ionic constituents into the second cavity;
drying the polymer electrolyte;
laminating the first laminate layer to the second laminate layer, wherein the first cavity and the second cavity align at least in a respective portion and the polymer electrolyte and the transition metal oxide deposit are laminated together;
cutting material from the laminate layers in a region peripheral to the first cavity and the second cavity;
encapsulating the metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, cathode collector, first laminate layer and second laminate layer in a biocompatible encapsulating film; and
singulating a battery element from the encapsulated metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, and cathode collector in a biocompatible encapsulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,367,225

POWER STORAGE DEVICE

1. A power storage device comprising:a stacked electrode assembly in which a plurality of pairs of electrodes are stacked; and
a fixing tape which is placed astride both end portions of the stacked electrode assembly in an electrode-stacking direction and which includes a pair of bonded sections each bonded to a corresponding one of the end portions thereof and an intermediate section connecting the bonded sections together,
wherein the intermediate section of the fixing tape includes a base portion extending along a side surface of the stacked electrode assembly and a clearance portion projecting in a direction away from the side surface of the stacked electrode assembly and tape surfaces facing each other in the clearance portion are separably bonded to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,223

FUEL CELL STACK

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A fuel cell stack comprising:a stack of power generation cells that are stacked, each of the power generation cells including
a membrane electrode assembly in which electrodes are disposed on both sides of an electrolyte membrane, and
a separator stacked on the membrane electrode assembly;
end plates disposed at both ends of the stack of the power generation cells in a stacking direction; and
a resin fluid manifold member that is disposed on one of the end plates and through which a fluid flows, the fluid being a coolant, a fuel gas, or an oxidant gas,
wherein a plurality of recessed portions are formed, with ribs therebetween, in a contact surface of the resin fluid manifold member, the contact surface being in contact with the one of the end plates,
wherein the ribs have a height that does not extend to a height of the contact surface such that the ribs are spaced apart from the one of the end plates when the resin fluid manifold member is disposed on the one of the end plates.

US Pat. No. 10,367,222

MATERIALS FOR FLOW BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE AND METHODS OF USING

Alliance for Sustainable ...

1. A catholyte mixture comprising:a mediator having a first redox potential;
an cathode material having a second redox potential that is less than the first redox potential; and
a cation, wherein:
the cathode material is in a form comprising a solid particulate,
the cathode material has a first condition comprising a first oxidation state, where the cation is intercalated within the cathode material,
the cathode material has a second condition comprising a second oxidation state that is higher than the first oxidation state, where the cathode material is substantially free of the cation,
the mediator has a first condition comprising a third oxidation state and a second condition comprising a fourth oxidation state that is higher than the third oxidation state,
the cathode material is capable of being reversibly cycled between the first condition of the cathode material and the second condition of the cathode material, and
the mediator is capable of being reversibly cycled between its first condition and its second condition.

US Pat. No. 10,367,216

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY SUPPLY IN FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling energy supply in a fuel cell vehicle, comprising steps of:storing an output current of a fuel cell as a pre-limited current when a cell voltage ratio, which is obtained by dividing a minimum cell voltage by an average cell voltage, reaches a minimum cell voltage ratio;
monitoring the cell voltage ratio;
setting a limited output current of the fuel cell as the pre-limited current when the cell voltage ratio reaches a hazard cell voltage ratio;
connecting first and second high-voltage batteries to a main bus terminal in parallel when the cell voltage ratio reaches the hazard cell voltage ratio; and
outputting a supplementary current from the second high-voltage battery by an insufficient amount of the output current of the fuel cell for the pre-limited current when the output current of the fuel cell reaches a predetermined range of the limited output current that is set as the pre-limited current.

US Pat. No. 10,367,214

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system that supplies an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell to cause the fuel cell to generate an electricity, the fuel cell system comprising:a high pressure tank that stores the anode gas in a high pressure, the anode gas being supplied to the fuel cell;
an anode gas supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell from the high pressure tank;
an anode pressure control valve disposed on the anode gas supply passage, the anode pressure control valve adjusting an anode gas pressure of the fuel cell;
an anode gas valve disposed between the high pressure tank and the anode pressure control valve, the anode gas valve adjusting a source pressure of the anode pressure control valve; and
a controller programmed to control to open and close the anode pressure control valve and the anode gas valve on the basis of an operating state of the fuel cell system, wherein
the controller is programmed to control the anode pressure control valve and then close the anode pressure control valve after the controller closes the anode gas valve such that a first pipe pressure becomes less than a predetermined pressure before the fuel cell system is stopped, the first pipe pressure being a pressure inside a first pipe between the anode gas valve and the anode pressure control valve in the anode gas supply passage,
the controller is programmed to open the anode pressure control valve at an activation of the fuel cell system, and
the predetermined pressure is smaller than a pressure that degrades a durability of the fuel cell at the activation of the fuel cell system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,211

METHOD FOR MANAGING ION FILTER OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for monitoring an ion filter of a fuel cell vehicle, the method comprising steps of:measuring a differential pressure between ends of the ion filter by using pressure sensors disposed at respective ends of the ion filter;
calculating a change of the differential pressure according to a coolant flow at the ion filter; and
determining leakage of an ion resin of the ion filter or a replacement time of a cartridge having the ion resin therein using the differential pressure or the change of the differential pressure,
wherein the step of measuring the differential pressure includes measuring a difference between a pressure of a coolant inflow end and a pressure of a coolant output end of the ion filter,
wherein the step of determining includes:
determining whether the ion resin is leaked by comparing the change of the differential pressure with a predetermined decrease ratio of the differential pressure; and
determining the replacement time by comparing the differential pressure with a differential pressure according to predetermined mapping data of an operation speed of a coolant pump and the coolant flow at the ion filter, and
wherein the method further comprises a step of, before the step of measuring the differential pressure, setting a value of the differential pressure according to the predetermined mapping data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,198

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ELECTRIC DEVICE

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A negative electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, comprising: an alloy consisting of Si in a range of greater than or equal to 27% by mass and less than or equal to 52% by mass, Sn in a range of greater than 10% by mass and less than or equal to 40% by mass, V in a range of greater than or equal to 20% by mass and less than or equal to 63% by mass, and inevitable impurities as a residue.

US Pat. No. 10,367,195

ELECTRO-ACTIVE MATERIAL OF A CATHODE OF PRIMARY BATTERY

Renata AG, Itingen (CH)

1. An electro-active material comprising a mixture of a first component comprising at least a first compound of formula (I) LixMnOy and a second component comprising at least a second compound of formula (II) LixHyV3O8,wherein in formula (I):
0?x?2
1?y?3
2<2y?x<5,
wherein in formula (II):
0?x?4.5
0.01?y?2
0.01?x+y?6.5,
wherein the first compound is in the form of particles having a particle size comprised between 1 ?m and 200 ?m, and the second compound is in the form of nanoparticles having a particle size less than 500 nm or in the form of nanofibers with a length comprised between 0.2 ?m and 500 ?m, and a width comprised between 10 nm and 200 nm,
wherein said first component and said second component are present in amounts of 1:99% by weight to 99:1% by weight, and.
wherein the mixture, upon being mechanically pressed in a range of 20 to 70 KN with a die, has a synergic effect of pressed density (SEPD) greater than 100%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,192

ALUMINUM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which comprise aluminum particles, wherein a lithium-containing layer replaces a native oxide on the surface of the aluminum particles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,185

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator;
a first terminal electrically connected to the first electrode plate;
a second terminal electrically connected to the second electrode plate;
a case accommodating the electrode assembly and portions of the first terminal and second terminal;
a cap assembly sealing the case, the cap assembly being electrically connected to the first terminal, the first terminal including:
a first collector plate electrically connected to the first electrode plate and having a region adjacent to the cap assembly, and
a first electrode terminal on the cap assembly and electrically connected to the cap assembly; and
dish-shaped first and second connection plates on the first terminal and the second terminal, respectively, the first and second connection plates being invertable and breakable in response to a predetermined pressure respectively applied to the first and second connection plates,
wherein:
the first electrode terminal includes a first terminal hole passing therethrough from a top surface to a bottom surface of the first electrode terminal such that the first electrode terminal has a ring-shaped horizontal section,
a gas vent formed by the first connection plate and the first terminal hole passage is opened when the connection plate is in a broken state,
the first terminal further includes a first elastic supporting member at least partially within a concavity of the first connection plate such that the first elastic supporting member is between a top portion of a central bulge of the first connection plate and the first electrode terminal,
the first connection plate is between a portion of the cap assembly and the region of the first collector plate adjacent to the cap assembly and electrically connects the cap assembly to the first collector plate, and
the first connection plate has a downwardly convex dish shape in which the central bulge thereof is electrically connected to the first collector plate and an edge portion thereof is electrically connected to the cap assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,183

ASSEMBLED BATTERY

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An assembled battery comprising:a case which retains a plurality of single batteries arranged side by side and each provided with a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal on one surface;
an insulation cover which covers one surface side of the plurality of single batteries retained in the case;
a bus bar which electrically connects the terminals adjacent to each other of the plurality of single batteries and is exposed from the insulation cover; and
a circuit board which is fixed to the case via a gap provided above the insulation cover, wherein
an elastic contact member is attached to a back surface of the circuit board facing the insulation cover, the elastic contact member being disposed in the gap between the circuit board and the insulation cover and being in pressure contact with the bus bar, and
a support member is provided on the insulation cover or the bus bar so as to be in contact with a front surface of the circuit board on an opposite side of the back surface of the circuit board to support the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,165

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible display device comprising:a substrate;
a driver integrated circuit (IC) in a non-display portion of the substrate and configured to supply a driving voltage to a display portion of the substrate;
a flexible printed circuit board attached to the non-display portion at an outer side of the driver IC; and
a printed circuit board attached to the flexible printed circuit board and configured to transfer the driving voltage to the driver IC,
wherein the driver IC comprises a base layer attached to the substrate, a plurality of bumps at a bottom surface of the base layer, a first layer at an upper surface of the base layer, and second layers disposed on the first layer to correspond to locations of the plurality of bumps.

US Pat. No. 10,367,136

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING A PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTION (P-MTJ) MRAM HAVING A PRECESSIONAL SPIN CURRENT INJECTION (PSC) STRUCTURE

SPIN MEMORY, INC., Fremo...

9. The method as in claim 1, further comprising, adjusting a thickness of the MgO spin current coupling layer to achieve a spin polarization of at least 15-30%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,088

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Nuvoton Technology Corpor...

1. A nitride semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;
a nucleation layer disposed on the first surface of the substrate;
a doped nitride semiconductor layer disposed on the nucleation layer;
a doped first buffer layer disposed on the doped nitride semiconductor layer, wherein the doped first buffer layer is doped by a dopant comprising carbon (C), iron (Fe), or a combination thereof;
a channel layer disposed on the doped first buffer layer, wherein the doped first buffer layer is disposed between the doped nitride semiconductor layer and the channel layer;
a barrier layer disposed on the channel layer;
a first electrode disposed on the barrier layer;
a second electrode electrically connected to the doped nitride semiconductor layer; and
a doped region disposed at least in a portion of the doped nitride semiconductor layer, wherein the doped region is extended from below the first electrode to be partially overlapped with the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,052

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTR...

1. A display panel, comprising:a substrate;
a display region, and a non-display region surrounding the display region, wherein the display region is divided into a first display region and at least one second display region smaller than the first display region;
a first metal layer, a first insulating layer, a second metal layer, a second insulating layer, and a third metal layer which are sequentially arranged in a direction away from the substrate;
a plurality of gate lines extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction, a plurality of data lines arranged in the first direction and extending in the second direction, and a plurality of power supply lines arranged in the first direction and extending in the second direction, which are arranged above the substrate, wherein the first direction intersects the second direction, the plurality of gate lines is located on the first metal layer, the plurality of data lines and the plurality of power supply lines are located on the second metal layer, the plurality of gate lines comprises first gate lines and second gate lines shorter than the first gate lines, the plurality of data lines comprises first data lines and second data lines shorter than the first data lines, the first gate lines are located in the first display region, the second gate lines are located in the second display region; and
a plurality of compensation lines and to-be-compensated lines located in the display region, wherein each of the to-be-compensated lines is one of the second gate lines or one of the second data lines, and the plurality of compensation lines is located on the third metal layer, wherein
each of the plurality of compensation lines is electronically connected with one of the to-be-compensated lines, an orthographic projection of the compensation line on the substrate is overlapped with an orthographic projection of one of the plurality of power supply lines on the substrate, and a capacitance is formed between the compensation line and the power supply line; or
each of the plurality of compensation lines is electronically connected with one of the plurality of power supply lines, an orthographic projection of the compensation line on the substrate is overlapped with an orthographic projection of one of the to-be-compensated lines on the substrate, and a capacitance is formed between the compensation line and the to-be-compensated line.

US Pat. No. 10,367,047

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

9. A display device, comprising:a display region above a first substrate, wherein the display region includes:
a plurality of a pixels;
a transistor arranged to each of the plurality of the pixels;
a light emitting element arranged to each of the plurality of the pixels;
an interlayer insulating layer above the transistor; and
a planarization film made of an organic insulation material above the interlayer insulating layer, and
a terminal region above the first substrate in a periphery region, wherein the terminal region includes:
a plurality of terminals, each of which includes a first conductive layer and a transparent conductive layer, above the interlayer insulating layer, wherein the transparent conductive layer is provided directly above the first conductive layer;
the planarization film arranged in a side part of the first conductive layer;
an inorganic insulating layer covering an upper surface of the planarization film, an upper surface of an end part of the transparent conductive layer, and an end part of the first conductive layer;
a first conductive particle being directly above one of the plurality of terminals, wherein a bottom portion of the first conductive particle is in contact with the one of the plurality of terminals;
a second conductive particle directly above the inorganic insulating layer and the planarization film, wherein a bottom portion of the second conductive particle is in contact with the one of inorganic insulating layer;
a terminal electrode directly above the first conductive particle, wherein a bottom portion of the terminal electrode is in contact with the first conductive particle; and
a thermosetting resin arranged between the one of the plurality of terminals and the first conductive particle, between the one of the plurality of terminals and the second conductive particle, between the one of the plurality of terminals and the terminal electrode, and between the first conductive particle and the second conductive particle, wherein the thermosetting resin is in contact with a whole upper surface of the second conductive particle,
wherein
the planarization film covers a side portion of the first conductive layer,
a part of an upper surface of the first conductive layer is exposed from the inorganic insulating layer, and
the upper surface of the planarization film is lower than the upper surface of the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,039

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING AREAS

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

1. A display device comprising:a first light-emitting structure on a first emitting area of a substrate;
a second light-emitting structure on a second emitting area adjacent the first emitting area of a substrate, the second emitting area corresponding to a color different from the first emitting area; and
a third light-emitting structure on a third emitting area adjacent the second emitting area of the substrate, the third emitting area corresponding to a color different from the first emitting area and the second emitting area;
wherein the second emitting area is disposed between the first emitting area and the third emitting area, wherein the first light-emitting structure includes a first lower electrode, a first light-emitting layer and a first upper electrode,
wherein the second light-emitting structure includes a second lower electrode, a second light-emitting layer and a second upper electrode,
wherein the third light-emitting structure includes a third lower electrode, a third light-emitting layer and a third upper electrode, and
wherein a vertical distance between the substrate and the second lower electrode of the second light-emitting structure is different from a vertical distance between the substrate and the first lower electrode of the first light-emitting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,032

LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS

CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light-emitting apparatus comprising: a board; a first reflective layer arranged on the board; a second reflective layer different from the first reflective layer, arranged at a position different from the position of the first reflective layer on the board; a first configuration configured by a first LED element mounted on the first reflective layer and a first phosphor-containing resin which protects the first LED element and transforms a wavelength of light emitted from the first LED element; and a second configuration configured by a second LED element mounted on the second reflective layer and a second phosphor-containing resin which protects the second LED element and transforms a wavelength of light emitted from the second LED element, wherein a thickness of the first reflective layer is different than a thickness of the second reflective layer, and a reflective efficiency of the first reflective layer for first light emitted from the first configuration is higher than a reflective efficiency of the second reflective layer for the first light, wherein the first reflective layer includes a first light-reflecting metal layer and first reflection-enhancement layers deposited on the first light-reflecting metal layer, the first reflection-enhancement layers being composed of thin dielectric layers having refractive indices that are different from each other, the second reflective layer includes a second light-reflecting metal layer and second reflection-enhancement layers deposited on the second light-reflecting metal layer, the second reflection-enhancement layers being composed of thin dielectric layers having refractive indices that are different from each other, and the first reflection-enhancement layers and the second reflection-enhancement layers have different thicknesses.

US Pat. No. 10,367,031

SEQUENTIAL INTEGRATION PROCESS

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A process comprising:forming a wafer stack by bonding a first wafer to a second wafer with a front side of the first wafer facing a front side of the second wafer, the first wafer including a first device region formed on the front side of the first wafer and including a first set of transistors;
subsequent to bonding the first wafer to the second wafer, forming a second device region on a back side of the first wafer, the second device region including a second set of transistors that are distinct from the first set of transistors;
forming an interconnection layer on the second device region for electrically interconnecting the second set of transistors; and
forming a via extending through the wafer stack from the interconnection layer and through the first wafer,
wherein the first wafer includes a semiconductor layer, the first device region being formed on a front side of the semiconductor layer, and wherein the process further comprises:
subsequent to the bonding to the second wafer, forming the second device region on a back side of the semiconductor layer,
wherein the first wafer includes a bottom substrate, the back side of the semiconductor layer facing the bottom substrate, and wherein the process further comprises:
subsequent to the bonding to the second wafer, removing the bottom substrate from the semiconductor layer to expose the back side of the semiconductor layer and thereafter forming the second device region on the back side of the semiconductor layer,
wherein the bottom substrate includes a Si-layer and the semiconductor layer is formed by a Ge-layer, a group III-V layer, or a stack including a group III-V layer formed on a Ge-layer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,999

SINGLE EVENT UPSET (SEU) MITIGATION FOR FINFET TECHNOLOGY USING FIN TOPOLOGY

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

11. An electronic circuit comprising:a front end circuit comprising:
a SRAM memory structure comprising a plurality of FinFET transistors, wherein at least a first FinFET transistor of the plurality of FinFET transistors comprises:
a metal gate;
a source fin;
a drain fin;
a channel region wrapped by the metal gate, the channel region connecting the source and drain fins;
wherein at least one of the source and drain fins have a height (HTOT) and a width W, the height (HTOT) is greater than an optimal height (HOPT), wherein the height HOPT is a height that would optimize speed of a FinFET transistor having the width W.

US Pat. No. 10,366,989

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A CONTACT BAR OVER AN S/D STRUCTURE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first fin field effect transistor (FinFET) including a first fin structure extending in a first direction, a first gate structure extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, and a first source/drain (S/D) structure;
an interlayer dielectric layer; and
a contact bar embedded in the interlayer dielectric layer and disposed over the first S/D structure and extending in the second direction in plan view, wherein:
the contact bar includes a first portion disposed over the first S/D structure and a second portion, which are disposed between the first gate structure and another gate structure that is a dummy gate structure, under which another fin structure is disposed,
the dummy gate structure is a closest gate structure to the second portion,
the second portion overlaps no fin structure and no S/D structure,
the second portion is located on a line extending from the another fin structure in the first direction, and
a width of the second portion in the first direction facing the another fin structure is smaller than a width of the first portion in the first direction in plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,366,969

INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TRANSCEIVING ANTENNA AND MAGNETIC INTERCONNECTION

STMicroelectronics S.r.l,...

1. A test system, comprising:a test chuck having a top surface configured to receive a wafer;
wherein the wafer includes a plurality of integrated circuit devices, and wherein each integrated circuit device comprises:
a semiconductor body region;
an insulating layer disposed adjacent a top surface of the semiconductor body region;
a device winding within the insulating layer; and
a magnetic region disposed within at least the semiconductor body region and aligned with the device winding; and
a layer of magnetic material extending between the top surface of the chuck and a bottom surface of the wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,936

ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPONENT WITH AN INTEGRAL DIAMOND HEAT SPREADER

Element Six Technologies ...

1. An electronic device component comprising:a support frame comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, and an opening extending between the top surface and bottom surface of the support frame;
a diamond heat spreader comprising a wafer of synthetic diamond material having a top face, a bottom face, wherein the diamond heat spreader is bonded to the support frame so that the diamond heat spreader extends across the opening in the support frame; and
one or more first semiconductor components mounted on, and bonded to, the top face of the diamond heat spreader,
wherein the support frame is formed of an electrically insulating ceramic material to which the diamond heat spreader is bonded,
wherein one or more electrical connections are mounted on the electrically insulating ceramic support frame and configured to electrically connect to the one or more first semiconductor components,
wherein the one or more electrical connections are formed of a metallization layer which is disposed on the top surface of the support frame and on the top face of the diamond heat spreader and which is patterned to form one or more conduction tracks on the top surface of the support frame and diamond heat spreader,
wherein one or more second semiconductor components are mounted on, and bonded to, the top surface of the support frame, and
wherein the top face of the diamond heat spreader is co-planar with the top surface of the support frame to within 500 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,366,871

ANALYZER

ATONARP INC., Minato-ku,...

1. An analyzer comprising:an ionizer that is configured to ionize molecules to be analyzed;
a filter that is configured to selectively pass ions generated by the ionizer via a magnetic field;
a detector that is configured to detect ions that have passed the filter; and
a processing device that is configured (a) to measure a tuning gas having components with respective concentrations and provided at one or more predetermined intervals during an operation and (b) to adjust, based on the measuring, (i) an ion current of the ionizer, (ii) the magnetic field associated with the filter, (iii) and a sensitivity of the detector to detect the components and the respective concentrations of the components of the provided tuning gas.

US Pat. No. 10,366,842

DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A dye-sensitized solar cell comprising;a substrate,
two or more light transmitting conductive layers provided on the substrate,
a first light transmitting conductive layer which is one of the two or more light transmitting conductive layers,
a second light transmitting conductive layer which is one of the two or more light transmitting conductive layers and provided adjacent to the first light transmitting conductive layer and on the substrate,
a first insulating layer provided on the substrate between the first light transmitting conductive layer and the second light transmitting conductive layer,
a first porous semiconductor layer including first semiconductor particles and a first dye, and provided on the first light transmitting layer,
a second porous semiconductor layer including second semiconductor particles, and provided on the first porous semiconductor layer, and
a first counter electrode including a counter conductive layer and provided on the second porous semiconductor layer and the insulating layer, and the counter conductive layer connected to the second light transmitting conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,839

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. An electronic component comprising:a multilayer ceramic capacitor including a capacitor body and external electrodes disposed on opposite ends of the capacitor body in a first direction, respectively; and
an interposer including an interposer body including a woven glass fiber material and external terminals disposed on opposite ends of the interposer body in the first direction, respectively,
wherein an angle between a weaving direction of the woven glass fiber material and the first direction is 0° to 10° or 80° to 90°.

US Pat. No. 10,366,837

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:an element body where a plurality of internal electrode layers and dielectric layers are alternately laminated, the internal electrode layers containing a metal M; and
an insulating layer disposed on at least one side surface of the element body, the insulating layer containing a glass composition and a ceramic composition that contains an oxide of the metal M,
wherein 5% or more of an end of the internal electrode layer near the side surface equipped with the insulating layer is recessed 1 ?m or more from an end of the dielectric layer near the side surface equipped with the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,836

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT STRUCTURES WITH REDUCED MICROPHONIC NOISE

KEMET Electronics Corpora...

1. An electronic structure comprising:a first conductive metal layer and a second conductive metal layer;
a first compliant non-metallic layer on said first conductive metal layer wherein said first compliant non-metallic layer comprises a gap wherein said gap is a via through said first compliant non-metallic layer and said gap is smaller than said first conductive metal layer;
an electronic component comprising a first external termination of a first polarity and a second external termination of a second polarity wherein said gap is smaller than said first external termination;
a transient liquid phase sintering adhesive in electrical contact with said first external termination and said first conductive metal layer wherein said transient liquid phase sintering adhesive extends through said gap;
wherein said electronic component is a multilayered ceramic capacitor comprising at least one floating electrode wherein said floating electrode is selected from the group consisting of an external floating electrode coplanar with at least one first electrode of said first electrodes and an internal floating electrode coplanar with at least one first electrode of said first electrodes; and
wherein said multilayered ceramic capacitor further comprises a shock absorbing conductor wherein said shock absorbing conductor has a shape selected from S shaped, and Z shaped.

US Pat. No. 10,366,829

COIL ASSEMBLY FOR NON-CONTACT CHARGING

OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRON...

1. A coil assembly for non-contact charging which has a power supplying surface facing a power receiving device and is provided in a power transmission device which wirelessly transmits power to the power receiving device, the coil assembly comprising:a circuit board;
a first coil positioned directly onto the circuit board;
a second coil positioned as close as, or farther than, the first coil from the power supplying surface; and
a single magnetic body that:
is positioned farther than the second coil from the power supplying surface, overlaps with the second coil, and
does not overlap with the first coil when seen from the power supplying surface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,816

SOLENOID DRIVE DEVICE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A solenoid drive device comprising:a first solenoid drive circuit including a first solenoid, a first switching element configured to perform duty control of an application voltage of the first solenoid, and a first current detection element configured to detect a first drive current supplied to the first solenoid;
a second solenoid drive circuit including a second solenoid, a second switching element configured to perform duty control of an application voltage of the second solenoid, and a second current detection element configured to detect a second drive current supplied to the second solenoid; and
a control element configured to change the first drive current and the second drive current by performing on/off duty control of the first switching element and the second switching element,
wherein the solenoid drive device includes a selection circuit configured to select either one of a first current detection signal outputted from the first current detection element and a second current detection signal outputted from the second current detection element,
wherein the control element comprises:
a duty control element configured to supply a selection command signal selecting either one of the first current detection signal and the second current detection signal to the selection circuit, acquire values of the first drive current and the second drive current based on a selection detection signal outputted from the selection circuit, and perform the on/off duty control depending on the acquired values of the first drive current and the second drive current; and
a failure determination element configured to perform failure determination with the selection circuit, the first solenoid drive circuit, and the second solenoid drive circuit as determination targets based on change characteristics of the selection detection signal,
wherein the duty control element performs the on/off duty control of the first switching element in the same control cycle as on/off duty control of the second switching element, and sets on/off switching direction of the first switching element at a start time of one control cycle and on/off switching direction of the second switching element reversely from each other, the on/off switching direction including a switching direction from on to off and a switching direction from off to on, and
wherein the failure determination element performs the failure determination based on change characteristics of the selection detection signal in a specified period when on/off states of the first switching element and the second switching element are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,366,806

VEHICLE ELECTRIC WIRE AND WIRE HARNESS USING THE SAME

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A vehicle electric wire comprising:an electrical insulation coating layer which contains: a vinyl chloride resin; a plasticizer which includes one type or two or more types selected from a trimellitic acid plasticizer and a pyromellitic acid plasticizer; a compound containing a lanthanoid which is at least one of lanthanum oxide and lanthanum hydroxide; a stabilizer; and a filler; and
an electrical conductor which is coated with the electrical insulation coating layer,
wherein, in the electrical insulation coating layer, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the vinyl chloride resin, a content of the plasticizer is 25 to 49 parts by mass, a content of the stabilizer is 1 to 15 parts by mass, and a content of the compound containing the lanthanoid is 1 to 15 parts by mass, and
when dynamic viscoelasticity measurement using a dynamic viscoelasticity measurement device is performed on the electrical insulation coating layer at 0.5 Hz in frequency and under a temperature rise condition of 2° C./minute in temperature rise speed in a single cantilever measurement mode, a storage modulus at 140° C. is 0.1 MPa or more.

US Pat. No. 10,366,798

GARMENT WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION SHIELDED POCKET

1. A garment that shields a wearer from electromagnetic radiation, the garment comprising:at least one first fabric forming a wearable garment, the at least one first fabric comprising a non-metallized fabric;
at least one pocketed area formed from a second fabric, the at least one pocketed area having at least a front side and a back side and defining an interior with the at least one pocketed area being coupled to the at least one first fabric;
a closure mechanism for selectively sealing an opening of the at least one pocketed area;
wherein the second fabric is configured to attenuate emission of electromagnetic radiation from the at least one pocketed area;
wherein the at least one pocketed area is lined with the second fabric; and
wherein the second fabric comprises about 70% to about 90% of a polyamide and about 10% to about 35% of an elastomer, with the second fabric being plated in silver, the silver having a purity of about 90% to about 99%.

US Pat. No. 10,366,796

PASSIVE DEPRESSURIZATION SYSTEM FOR PRESSURIZED CONTAINERS

ASVAD INT, S.L., Tarrago...

1. A nuclear reactor comprising a depressurization system for a pressurized container, comprising a main valve which comprises:a pneumatic actuator, and
an opening spring,
wherein:
the main valve is configured to be fluidly connected at one side to a pressurized container in which contains a gas and at the other side to the atmosphere, and
the opening spring is adjusted to set a predetermined mechanical pressure such that when a pressure inside the pressurized container is bigger than the predetermined mechanical pressure, the main valve remains closed, and that when the pressure inside the pressurized container is lower than the predetermined mechanical pressure, the main valve opens to establish a fluid communication so as to allow the pressurized gas from the pressurized container be discharged into the atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,366,795

LONG-LIFE HIGH-EFFICIENCY NEUTRON GENERATOR

Starfire Industries LLC, ...

1. An extended lifetime system for generating neutrons comprising:an external enclosure;
an insulating dielectric contained within the external enclosure;
a high voltage power supply;
a target at a target location capable of being loaded with hydrogen isotopes selected from the group consisting of: deuterium and tritium;
an ion source assembly configured to supply a beam of ions, the ion source assembly comprising:
a vessel comprising a wall made from an insulator material and having a plasma source cavity containing a plasma source from which a plasma is generated;
an anode electrode, connected to the high voltage power supply, the anode electrode being configured to bias the plasma;
an external applicator that is:
electrically connected to an excitation signal source, and
configured to deposit electromagnetic energy into the plasma source cavity through electromagnetic fields passing through the wall made from an insulator material,
wherein the external applicator is selected from the group consisting of an RF antenna and a microwave launcher,
wherein an insulating gap comprising the insulating dielectric separates the external applicator and the plasma source cavity; and
a target electrode electrically coupled to the target
wherein the high voltage power supply is configured to deliver a voltage between the anode electrode and the target electrode between 10 kV and 500 kV.

US Pat. No. 10,366,794

RISK PROFILING USING PORTAL BASED SCANNERS

GlobalTrak, LLC, Sterlin...

1. A hierarchical scanning system for monitoring shipping containers within a transportation system having one or more shipping cranes, the system comprising:a portal-based scanner, wherein the portal-based scanner is deployed on a structure which handles shipping containers during short term events; wherein the portal-based scanner comprises a sensor to detect the presence of a shipping container; further wherein the portal-based scanner is configured to scan and detect container anomalies; wherein the portal-based scanner is attached to a shipping crane;
a data fusion center, wherein the data fusion center is configured to receive data detected by the portal-based scanner; further wherein the data fusion center is further configured to collect and consolidate information from a plurality of additional portal-based scanners;
a first receiver, wherein the first receiver is configured to receive data from the portal-based scanner;
a processing element for identifying anomalies;
a decision module for generating an alert message containing data regarding identified anomalies; and
a first transmitter, wherein the first transmitter is configured to transmit an alert signal comprising the alert message;
wherein the data fusion center is configured to receive initial manifest data regarding the shipping container;
further wherein the initial manifest data comprises data regarding the container inventory and the container itinerary;
wherein the portal-based scanner is configured to gather data about the container in a short-term interaction and to transmit the data to the data fusion center;
wherein the data fusion center is configured to create a risk profile for the container based on data collected during the short-term interaction;
wherein the processing element is configured to compare the risk profile to at least one risk profile from a previous short-term interaction to identify anomalies.

US Pat. No. 10,366,790

PATIENT SAFETY PROCESSOR

Lawrence A. Lynn, Columb...

1. A patient monitoring system for monitoring, in real time, a plurality of patients in a hospital system to detect the development of sepsis cascades and for identifying the patients developing the sepsis cascade, the system comprising:a plurality of local patient safety monitors, each of the plurality of local patient safety monitors configured to receive physiological measurements from at least one of a pulse oximeter or a blood pressure monitor for the plurality of patients,
a central patient safety monitor remote from the plurality of local patient safety monitors, the central patient safety monitor having a processor and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to:
receive the physiological measurements from the plurality of local patient safety monitors, and store the physiological measures in an electronic medical record;
receive the electronic medical records relating to the plurality of patients;
convert the electronic medical record into trend data, wherein the trend data is sequential, and wherein the trend data comprises information indicative of trends in physiologic parameters and laboratory data over time;
detect relational trends based on the trend data, the relational trends comprising positive or negative trends;
continuously search for and detect a sepsis cascade pattern associated with the relational trends occurring in at least one of the plurality of patients;
identify the at least one patient generating a sepsis cascade pattern detected in the continuous search;
automatically trigger, in response to the identification of the sepsis cascade pattern, generation of a real-time image of the sepsis cascade pattern at the central patient safety monitor;
compare the sepsis cascade pattern to a pattern definition to determine one or more characteristics of the sepsis cascade pattern; and
output the real-time image of the sepsis cascade pattern, an indication of the one or more characteristics of the sepsis cascade pattern, and the identity of the at least one patient to at least a display device of the central patient safety monitor by
generating a graphical display having viewing regions corresponding to physiologic systems of the patient, wherein the viewing regions include at least an inflammatory region, wherein the viewing regions are configured so that the sepsis cascade pattern is displayed such that the sepsis cascade pattern is viewable spreading over time within at least the inflammation region, and generating indications of the one or more characteristics of the cascade pattern on the graphical display, and
configuring the viewing regions so that sepsis cascade pattern is displayed as spreading within and/or across the viewing regions as the severity of the cascade patterns progress over time, such that the sepsis cascade is viewable progressively spreading over time from the origin of the sepsis cascade to the termination of the sepsis cascade, and the viewing regions are configured so that the sepsis cascade spreads along at least one axis and at least partially across the graphical display over time.

US Pat. No. 10,366,788

ADMINISTRATION SET DETECTION AND AUTHENTICATION USING CAM PROFILES

Curlin Medical Inc., Eas...

1. An administration set of a predetermined type for use with an infusion pump to administer a specified infusion protocol to a patient, wherein the predetermined type is chosen from a plurality of different administration set types, and wherein the infusion pump includes a follower, the administration set comprising:tubing for conveying an infusion liquid; and
a free-flow prevention device operable to selectively stop and permit flow of the infusion liquid through the tubing;
wherein the free-flow prevention device includes a carrier and a plunger movable relative to the carrier between an open position permitting flow of the infusion liquid through the tubing and a closed position stopping flow of the infusion liquid through the tubing, the plunger being biased toward the closed position and having a cam surface defining an uneven profile along a direction of movement of the plunger;
wherein the cam surface is exposed through a slot in the carrier and is slidably engageable by the follower, and the cam surface profile is configured to displace the follower in an elevation direction orthogonal to the direction of movement of the plunger as the plunger is moved from the closed position to the open position;
wherein the cam surface profile indicates the administration set is authorized for use with the infusion pump.

US Pat. No. 10,366,786

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND PRODUCTS FOR FORMAT CONVERSION

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a server, an electronic healthcare record associated with a recipient address;
comparing, by the server, the recipient address to addresses registered with a reformatting service that reformats the electronic healthcare record;
determining, by the server, that the recipient address is associated with the reformatting service;
executing, by the server, the reformatting service in response to the determining that the recipient address is associated with the reformatting service, the reformatting service generating a reformatted electronic healthcare record; and
sending, from the server, the reformatted electronic healthcare record to the recipient address.

US Pat. No. 10,366,781

MAPPING AND DISPLAY FOR EVIDENCE BASED PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

IQVIA Inc., Parsippany, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for organizing clinical trial data executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:obtaining, by the one or more processors of a server system and from a selectable record in an aggregate database of the server system, identities of a plurality of investigators and data representing a set of attributes associated with each of the plurality of investigators from a first data set and a second data set, wherein:
the first data set containing proprietary data associated with at least one of the investigators and received from a first set of databases,
the second data set containing third-party data associated with at least one of the investigators and received from a second set of databases that is different from the first set of databases, and
the selectable record enables the one or more processors to perform one or more adjustments to data of the identities of the plurality of investigators included within the aggregate database in a first time period that is shorter than a second time period for performing the one or more adjustments on data of the identities of the plurality of investigators included within the first set of databases and the second set of databases but not stored within the aggregate database;
receiving, by the one or more processors and from a computing device, a user input indicating a subset of attributes from the set of attributes associated with each of the plurality of investigators;
generating, by the one or more processors, a multi-dimensional chart that organizes the identities of the plurality of investigators based on the subset of attributes and a user designation of selected dimensions to reflect two or more of attributes from the subset of attributes, the multi-dimensional chart comprising:
a first dimension representing a first attribute from the subset of attributes;
a second dimension representing a second attribute from the subset of attributes; and
a plurality of icons,
each icon representing an identity of one of the plurality of investigators,
wherein each icon is positioned on the multidimensional chart along the first dimension according to a value of the first attribute associated with the represented identity and along the second dimension according to a value of the second attribute of the represented identity, and
wherein a graphical property of each icon represents a value of a third attribute of the represented identity;
linking, by the one or more processors, each icon included in the plurality of icons to the selectable record in the aggregate database so that user interactions with icons included in the plurality of icons by the computing device cause one or more attributes associated with the icons included in the plurality of icons to be altered within the aggregate database;
providing, by the one or more processors and for display on the computing device, a graphical user interface (GUI) including the multi-dimensional chart and a clinical trial roster;
receiving, by the one or more processors and from the computing device, a user selection of one or more icons from among the plurality of icons for inclusion in a clinical trial;
in response to receiving the user selection:
adding, by the one or more processors, identities of investigators represented by the one or more selected icons to the clinical trial roster;
updating, by the one or more processors, the selectable record to reflect that the identities of investigators represented by the one or more selected icons have been added to the clinical trial roster; and
updating, by the one or more processors and based on linking each icon included in the plurality of icons to the selectable record in the aggregate database, one or more attributes in the selectable record that are associated with the one or more selected icons.

US Pat. No. 10,366,776

MEMORY SYSTEM FOR EFFECTIVELY ORGANIZING SUPER MEMORY BLOCK AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system comprising:a memory device including a plurality of memory blocks constituting with a plurality of super memory blocks, wherein each super memory block includes some memory blocks among the plurality of memory blocks; and
a controller suitable for detecting two or more bad super memory blocks each including at least one bad block and at least one normal block, among the super memory blocks, selecting at least one victim super memory block among the two or more bad super memory blocks, and replacing the at least one bad block of each remaining bad super memory blocks with the at least one normal block of the at least one victim super memory block.

US Pat. No. 10,366,775

MEMORY DEVICE USING LEVELS OF DYNAMIC REDUNDANCY REGISTERS FOR WRITING A DATA WORD THAT FAILED A WRITE OPERATION

SPIN MEMORY, INC., Fremo...

1. A memory device comprising:a memory array of memory cells, wherein the memory array is configured to store a data word at one of a plurality of memory addresses;
a first level dynamic redundancy buffer comprising data storage elements; and
a pipeline coupled to the memory array and the first level dynamic redundancy buffer, wherein the pipeline is configured to:
write a data word into the memory array at a selected one of the plurality of memory addresses;
verify the data word written into the memory array to determine whether the data word was successfully written by the write;
responsive to a determination that the data word was not successfully written by the write, writing the data word and the selected one of the plurality of memory addresses into the first level dynamic redundancy buffer; and
attempt to re-write the data word stored in the first level dynamic redundancy buffer into the memory array at the selected one of the plurality of memory addresses.

US Pat. No. 10,366,774

DEVICE WITH DYNAMIC REDUNDANCY REGISTERS

Spin Memory, Inc., Fremo...

1. A method of writing data into a memory device, the method comprising:writing a data word into a memory bank at a selected one of a plurality of memory addresses, wherein the memory bank comprises a plurality of spin-transfer torque magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) memory cells, wherein each memory cell is arranged to store a data word at one of a plurality of memory addresses;
verifying the data word written into the memory bank to determine whether the data word was successfully written thereto; and
responsive to a determination that the data word was not successfully written, performing:
writing the data word and the selected one of the plurality of memory addresses into a first level dynamic redundancy register; and
re-writing the data word stored in the first level dynamic redundancy register into the memory bank at the selected one of the plurality of memory addresses.

US Pat. No. 10,366,727

SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP MODULE AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor chip module comprising:a chip unit including first and second semiconductor chips which are formed over a single body to be adjacent in a first direction with a scribe line region interposed therebetween, and having a first surface over which bonding pads of the first and second semiconductor chips are positioned and a second surface which faces away from the first surface, wherein the bonding pads are arranged along a second direction;
a plurality of oblique redistribution lines formed over the first surface, having one set of ends which are respectively electrically coupled to the bonding pads of the first and second semiconductor chips, and extending toward the scribe line region; and
a plurality of redistribution pads disposed over the first surface, and electrically coupled with another set of ends of the oblique redistribution lines which face away from the one set of ends, the redistribution pads comprising:
one or more shared redistribution pads electrically coupled in common to one or more of the oblique redistribution lines electrically coupled to the bonding pads of the first semiconductor chip and one or more of the oblique redistribution lines electrically coupled to the bonding pads of the second semiconductor chip; and
a plurality of individual redistribution pads individually electrically coupled to the oblique redistribution lines which are not electrically coupled with the shared redistribution pads,
wherein the first direction is perpendicular to the second direction,
wherein the first and second semiconductor chips are electrically connected with each other through the shared redistribution pads and the oblique redistribution lines electrically coupled to the shared redistribution pads, and
wherein the oblique redistribution lines are inclined with respect to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,366,725

SERVER SIDE CROSSFADING FOR PROGRESSIVE DOWNLOAD MEDIA

Sirius XM Radio Inc., Ne...

1. A method for implementing a server side crossfade or other transitional effect, the method comprising:receiving, from each of a plurality of client devices, user data indicative of behavior or at least one preference of a user of that client device;
identifying at least one media clip to be transmitted to a first one of the plurality of client devices for playback, the at least one media clip including multiple chunks;
determining at least one chunk of the at least one media clip to process for the effect;
processing the at least one chunk based on the user data received from the first client device such that the effect is personalized for the user of that device; and
transmitting the processed at least one chunk and the remaining chunks of the at least one media clip to the first client device for playback.

US Pat. No. 10,366,724

STORAGE CONTROL DEVICE, STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A STORAGE DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A storage control device comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
dividing a plurality of storage regions of a storage device into a plurality of groups such that each group includes one or more sectors, each sector being an access unit of the storage device and including one or more storage regions of the plurality of storage regions,
upon detection of an error in reading data from a first storage region of the storage device, determine the first storage region to be an error region at which the error has occurred, and set a first sector including the error region as a defective sector by setting a defective flag in the first sector without storing address information of the first sector into the memory,
store, into the memory, error-flag information associated with each of the plurality of groups and indicating whether the error region is included in each of the plurality of groups,
upon reception of a request to reference information on an error that has occurred in the storage device, identify a first group including the error region, from among the plurality of groups based on the error-flag information that is stored in the memory in association with each of the plurality of groups,
read, from the storage device, the one or more sectors included in the identified first group, and
identify the defective sector and the error region included in the defective sector by detecting the defective flag set in the defective sector of the read one or more sectors.

US Pat. No. 10,366,693

ACOUSTIC SIGNATURE BUILDING FOR A SPEAKER FROM MULTIPLE SESSIONS

Verint Systems LTD., Her...

1. A method of blind diarization comprising:receiving audio data at a communication interface of a computing system;
representing segments of the audio data according to respective feature vectors;
clustering respective segments of the audio data according to the respective feature vectors, such that agglomerative clusters of similar feature vectors are gathered as super segments of the audio data;
building respective voiceprint models for speakers from the super segments according to a size of respective agglomerative clusters;
creating a background model from segments associated with those feature vectors not representing a speaker;
wherein building respective voiceprint models comprises:
assigning a weighting value to the super segments of audio data, wherein the weighting value is proportional to a total number of super segments in a respective agglomerative cluster;
building respective Gaussian distributions of the super segments according to the respective weighting values in the respective agglomerative clusters;
utilizing the Gaussian distributions as respective voice print models and using the voice print models with the background model to label the segments of audio data with an identification of one of the speakers or a different identification as background data;
wherein creating a background model comprises creating a diagonal Gaussian distribution that includes segments associated with those feature vectors not representing a speaker; and
wherein building respective voiceprint models comprises:
training a diagonal Gaussian distribution for each of the agglomerative clusters of super segments;
assigning a weighting value to each diagonal Gaussian distribution, wherein the weighting value is proportional to a total number of super segments in the agglomerative cluster composing the respective diagonal Gaussian distribution; and
merging the diagonal Gaussian distributions, wherein the respective diagonal Gaussian distributions are included in a merged Gaussian distribution according to the respective weighting values.

US Pat. No. 10,366,682

POSITIONING APPARATUS FOR STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Ryan Letcher, Endicott, ...

1. An apparatus to be connected to a stringed instrument for positioning the stringed instrument to an upright playing position, the apparatus comprising:a rear plate, to be positioned behind the instrument;
a first stabilizer bar connected to the rear plate via a first fastener and to be positioned in front of the instrument;
a second stabilizer bar connected to the rear plate via a second fastener and to be positioned in front of the instrument;
an elevator platform connected to the rear plate and the first and second stabilizer bars via the first and second fasteners, respectively and to be positioned below the instrument and adjacently between the rear plate and the first and second stabilizer bars; and
a leg connected to the rear plate,
wherein the rear plate, first stabilizer bar, second stabilizer bar, and elevator platform grip the instrument such that the rear plate, first stabilizer bar, second stabilizer bar, elevator platform, and instrument can together be held upright on the leg.

US Pat. No. 10,366,671

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION OF VBO SIGNAL AND DISPLAY TERMINAL

HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A method for controlling transmission of a V-By-One (VBO) signal for use in a display terminal, wherein the display terminal comprises a mainboard and a Tcon board which use a VBO interface for communications, and the method comprises:after the display terminal is powered on, performing multiple interactions between the Tcon board and the mainboard according to a VBO signal transmission protocol, wherein each of the interactions comprises a handshake and transmission of the VBO signal from the mainboard to the Tcon board after the handshake is completed;
after each of the interactions, acquiring, by the Tcon board, a timing control signal by parsing valid image data of the VBO signal transmitted from the mainboard, and if the timing control signal acquired after a present number of handshakes successively satisfies a preset condition, then stopping proceeding with a next interaction, wherein the preset condition is used to identify whether timing control signals which are successively acquired are identical to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,366,653

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An organic light-emitting device comprising:a magnetoresistive element comprising a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a separation layer disposed between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer;
an organic light-emitting element electrically connected to the magnetoresistive element, wherein the organic light-emitting element comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic light-emission layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode;
a magnetic field applying unit configured to apply a magnetic field to the magnetoresistive element, and optionally, to the organic light-emitting element;
a power source configured to supply a current between the magnetoresistive element and the organic light-emitting element; and
a current source configured to apply a current between the first electrode and the second electrode of the organic light-emitting element,
wherein light-emission characteristics of the organic light-emitting device are changed depending on a direction and intensity of a current passing through the magnetoresistive element due to the power source and a direction and intensity of a current passing through the organic light-emitting element due to the power source and the current source.

US Pat. No. 10,366,650

DISPLAY APPARATUS, CHASSIS THEREOF, AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel configured to display an image; and
a rear chassis arranged at a rear side of the display panel, the rear chassis comprising a back plate forming a back surface of the rear chassis, an upper frame coupled to an upper end of the back plate, and a lower frame coupled to a lower end of the back plate,
wherein the back plate is curved so that lateral sides thereof protrude forward, and
wherein the upper frame and the lower frame are deformed to have a curved shape when the upper frame and the lower frame are directly fastened to the curved back plate so as to form the rear chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,366,638

HYBRID PHOTOLUMINESCENT LIGHTING DISPLAY

H-3 GROUP, INC., Berwyn,...

1. A hybrid photoluminescent display for displaying a visually-perceptible legend in a desired legend color, the display comprising:an outer housing comprising first and second shells constructed of an optically opaque material, said shells being matable to define an enclosure, at least one of said first and second shells defining a first plurality of openings collectively forming the legend, each shell having a respective inner surface, said outer housing defining at least one rib;
a light source comprising a plurality of white light emitting diodes (LEDs) configured to emit white light across a broad wavelength spectrum when energized by an electrical power source;
a legend panel dimensioned for receipt within the outer housing, said legend panel comprising:
a rigid substantially planar member of a first material, said planar member defining a second plurality of openings corresponding to said first plurality of openings in said outer housing that collectively form the legend, said second plurality of openings being positioned to align with said first plurality of openings when said legend panel is captured within said outer housing between said at least one rib and the respective inner surface of one of said shells; and
photoluminescent material disposed within each of said second plurality of openings of said planar member to provide a substantially planar and continuous legend panel, said photoluminescent material being selected to be energized by light from said white light source, and to emit light primarily in a selected wavelength range corresponding to a desired legend color; and
a color filter disposed adjacent the photoluminescent material opposite the light source, said color filter being selected to selectively transmit substantially all light in the selected wavelength range, and to selectively not transmit substantially all light outside the selected wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 10,366,620

LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF STORED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

MATTERSIGHT CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of teaching a user to facilitate communications, which comprises:receiving, by a communication link from a user device, a plurality of electronic communications, wherein the plurality of electronic communications comprise one or more of a phone call, an email, a text message, a social media post, a video interaction, a facsimile transmission, a web interaction, a chat, and a voice over IP;
routing, by the communication link to one or more processors, the plurality of electronic communications;
conducting, by the one or more processors, a linguistic analysis of the plurality of electronic communications, wherein the linguistic analysis comprises analysis of personality type criteria and linguistic factors obtained from mining data from the plurality of electronic communications, and wherein the analysis of the linguistic factors comprises a determination of whether certain words or phrases are present in the plurality of electronic communications by accessing a database storing the certain words or phrases;
generating, by the one or more processors, a personality profile based on the personality type criteria and the linguistic factors for the contact;
generating, by the one or more processors, recommendations to improve communications with the contact based on the personality profile of the contact;
transmitting, by the one or more processors to a user device through a computer application, the generated recommendations;
receiving, by the one or more processors from the user device, a draft communication;
determining that the draft communication complies with the generated recommendations; and
generating an influence score that predicts how the contact will respond to the draft communication.

US Pat. No. 10,366,613

PATH PREDICTION DEVICE AND PATH PREDICTION METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A path prediction device that predicts a traveling path of a first vehicle based on a current position of the first vehicle, the path prediction device comprising:a storage unit configured to store, based on information collected from a plurality of vehicles including the first vehicle, traveling path information indicating information associated with paths where the respective vehicles have traveled, and is configured to store the number of traveling times of the first vehicle at a plurality of local areas; and
a processor configured to perform the functions of:
a positional information acquisition unit that acquires a first position indicating the current position of the first vehicle; and
a path prediction unit that predicts the traveling path of the first vehicle based on a use ratio of first path information indicating paths of the first vehicle and second path information indicating paths of second vehicles other than the first vehicle among the traveling path information stored in the storage unit, wherein
the processor is further configured to:
determine an amount of the first path information used in the use ratio, which is used to predict the traveling path, based on a past traveling record of the first vehicle at the first position, and
set the amount of the first path information used in the use ratio used for predicting the traveling path to be higher as the number of traveling times of the first vehicle at a local area corresponding to the first position becomes larger.

US Pat. No. 10,366,610

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE MOUNTED AT VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vehicle control device, comprising:a communication unit configured to receive parking registration information including one or more parking-available spaces registered in a server;
a camera that is configured to capture an outside image of a vehicle in real time;
a display that is configured to present the outside image of the vehicle in real time; and
a controller that is configured to:
detect a virtual parking-available space that corresponds to an actual parking-available space in an area captured in the outside image based on the received parking registration information,
generate parking space information based on the virtual parking-available space,
provide the parking space information to the display to overlay the parking space information over the outside image on the display,
in response to a user input for accessing a parking space setting menu, provide a graphical user interface to the display, the graphical user interface including at least one of a first item to receive first information regarding a parking-available space, a second item to receive second information regarding a parking-available time for the parking-available space, or a third item to receive third information regarding a parking fee for the parking-available space, and
register, via the communication unit, the parking-available space as a new parking-available space in the server based on a user input received via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,606

ELECTRICAL DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OR AFFECTING MOVEMENT OF A VEHICLE USING A TRAFFIC DEVICE

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A system comprising:a first computing device and a second computing device, wherein the first computing device comprises:
a processor;
a transceiver; and
memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor of the first computing device, cause the first computing device to:
transmit, via the transceiver and to the second computing device, information indicative of one or more pedestrians associated with a portion of road; and
wherein the second computing device comprises:
a processor; and
memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor of the second computing device, cause the second computing device to:
receive, from the first computing device, the information indicative of one or more pedestrians associated with the portion of road;
determine one or more traffic devices associated with the portion of road and configured to control traffic for the portion of road; and
based on the information indicative of one or more pedestrians associated with the portion of road, transmit, to the one or more traffic devices associated with the portion of road, instructions to change one or more characteristics of the one or more traffic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,366,599

COMMUNICATION DEVICES FOR GUARDS OF CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

1. A multi-functional device for positioning and monitoring a user, the multi-functional device comprising:a transceiver configured to communicate with a communication network;
a communication interface connected with a database configured to store positioning data configured for determining a location of the user and monitoring data configured for determining a real-time status associated with the user, and
a processor configured to:
receive at least one positioning signal from the communication network;
receive at least one piece of status data;
determine the location of the user based on the at least one positioning signal and the positioning data;
determine whether the real-time status of the user is an abnormal status based on at least one of the positioning data, the positioning signal, the at least one piece of status data, and the monitoring data; and
in response to the real-time status being an abnormal status, automatically perform a real-time monitoring process based on the location of the user,
wherein the abnormal status comprises a contraband wireless signal in a detectable frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,366,589

BUILDING INTRUDER DEFENSIVE SHIELD

CROTEGA, LLC, Crystal, M...

1. A building intruder defensive system comprising:a shield module configured to be implemented within a building, the shield module including
a tank disposed within the building configured to hold pressurized fluid, the tank including a plurality of walls and an inlet configured to receive the fluid, the inlet being disposed only partially in one of the plurality of walls,
a nozzle disposed within the building and configured to spray the fluid within a zone in the building,
a zone valve connected to the tank and the nozzle, the zone valve being configured to regulate flow of the pressurized fluid from the tank to the nozzle,
a sensing device configured to sense an initial presence of an intruder, and to output a signal indicating the initial presence of the intruder, and
a processor programmed to receive the signal from the sensing device as indicating the initial presence of the intruder, to control the zone valve to cause the zone valve to open and close so as to spray the pressurized fluid through the nozzle, directly upon activation of the sensing device when the sensor senses the initial presence of the intruder, and
to communicate with at least one remote device to deliver system information to at least one of law enforcement and a building occupant.

US Pat. No. 10,366,574

GAME APPARATUS, GAME METHOD AND GAME PROGRAM

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINM...

1. A game apparatus comprising:a symbol arrangement device configured to arrange a plurality of symbols which are different in type from among each other;
a change condition determination device configured to determine, based at least in part on at least a part of the plurality of symbols arranged by the symbol arrangement device, whether or not there is satisfied at least an area change condition for changing a range of a symbol-arranging area on which the plurality of symbols can be arranged by the symbol arrangement device;
an area range changing device configured to change the range of the symbol-arranging area in case that the change condition determination device determined that there is satisfied the area change condition; and
a specific reward granting device configured to grant a specific reward in cases that there is satisfied at least a specific range condition that the range of the symbol-arranging area is changed by the area range changing device into a specific range.

US Pat. No. 10,366,573

SIDE BETTING FOR ENRICHED GAME PLAY ENVIRONMENT (SINGLE AND/OR MULTIPLAYER) FOR CASINO APPLICATIONS

Gamblit Gaming, LLC, Gle...

1. An electronic gambling game machine for processing a side bet in a hybrid game having an entertainment game and a gambling game, the electronic gambling game machine comprising:a real world controller connected to a game world controller, the real world controller comprising:
a real world credit meter;
a random number generator; and
a real world credit paytable, wherein the real world controller is constructed to:
receive real world credit;
receive, from the game world controller, a wager trigger; and
determine a gambling outcome for a first wager of a first amount of real world credit using the random number generator and the real world credit paytable in accordance with a gambling proposition of the gambling game using the trigger;
an entertainment software controller connected to the game world controller by a network, the entertainment software controller constructed to:
provide the entertainment game to a player, the entertainment game having a game world and entertainment game objects used by the player in the context of the game world;
generate a game play outcome based on actions taken by the player in the context of the game world; and
communicate, to the game world controller, the actions taken by the player in the context of the game world;
a display screen constructed to display, to the player, an opportunity to invoke a side bet;
a user input device constructed to receive, from the player, a selection of an icon on the display to initiate placement of the side bet; and
the game world controller connected to the real world controller and the entertainment software controller, wherein the game world controller is constructed to:
communicate, to the entertainment software controller, a proposal of the side bet to be presented to the player, wherein the side bet is associated with the game play outcome, has as a second wager of a second amount of real world credits, and has a payout of real world credits;
receive, from the entertainment software controller, the actions taken by the player in the context of the game world of the entertainment game of during the player's playing of the entertainment game;
trigger the first wager of the first amount of real world credits in the real world controller based on the actions taken by the player in the context of the game world of the entertainment game;
trigger the second wager of the second amount of real world credits for the payout of real world credits for the side bet using the game play outcome based on the actions taken by the player in the context of the game world;
and
update a state of the entertainment game based on the payout of entertainment game objects of the side bet.

US Pat. No. 10,366,572

CASINO GAMING MACHINES AND SKILL GAMES HAVING ADDED STOCHASTIC INPUT

SYNERGY BLUE, LLC, Palm ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:providing a regulated gaming machine, the regulated gaming machine comprising at least one processor, a display and a user interface;
providing, in the regulated gaming machine, a game configured for execution by the at least one processor and configured such that skilled players most often achieve greater success in the game than comparatively less-skilled players, the game being configured to generate a plurality of in-game assets on the display of the regulated gaming machine, the plurality of in-game assets being configured such that interaction therewith by players during game play selectively triggers wagers;
receiving, via the user-interface of the regulated gaming machine, player inputs to interact with at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets;
before the received player inputs are used by the processor to interact with the at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets, introducing, by the processor, random perturbations in at least one characteristic of the received player inputs, the random perturbations being configured such that the selectively triggered wagers, in the aggregate, reward both the skilled players and the less-skilled players according to a predetermined target Return-to-Player (RTP) percentage for the game;
using the randomly-perturbed user inputs to interact with the at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets to generate outcomes;
displaying the generated outcomes on the display of the regulated gaming machine; and
generating and providing rewards to the players depending upon the generated outcomes according to the predetermined target RTP percentage for the game.

US Pat. No. 10,366,571

ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE WITH PROJECTILE WHICH ELIMINATES SYMBOLS

1. A method of executing a wagering event on an electronic gaming machine comprising a housing, a video display, a processor having associated memory, and player input controls,wherein the player input controls further comprise a hand or finger controlled guiding element for directing a trajectory of a virtual projectile displayed by the processor on the video screen and a value-in-value system comprising a ticket-in-ticket-out component with a ticket scanner and ticket printer, and a currency validator with a visual capture component and a motor to retrieve and eject currency, and
wherein the method comprises:
a) the processor receiving a wager on a gaming event in which random symbols are randomly distributed in a grid array of at least three rows and at least three columns of frames within which the random symbols are displayed on the visual screen;
b) the player also receiving a number of directable virtual projectiles;
c) the player, through controlled guiding element, selecting a trajectory for the virtual projectile that passes into the grid array;
d) the processor moving the virtual projectile on the visual screen along the selected trajectory;
e) each virtual projectile having a designated frame penetrating strength;
f) each moved virtual projectile passing into frames until the virtual projectile exhausts its frame penetrating strength and eliminating symbols in each frame the virtual projectile penetrates;
g) the processor accumulating all symbols eliminated in ordered arrays of like symbols or orders of symbols; and
h) after all projectiles have been moved and all eliminated symbols accumulated, the processor resolves the received wager against a paytable stored in the memory, with amounts of award depending upon correspondence of the accumulated symbols to the paytable.

US Pat. No. 10,366,555

ELECTROMECHANICAL LOCK SECURITY SYSTEM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An electromechanical locking system comprising:one or more moveable locking elements;
one or more actuators configured to move each of the one or more moveable locking elements between a plurality of positions that comprise a locked position and an unlocked position;
an interface configured to receive information from a keycard;
a processor; and
a computer-readable storage medium containing programming instructions that are configured to cause the processor to:
when the keycard is detected by the interface, cause the interface to scan the keycard and detect one or more features of the keycard,
identify a first code that corresponds to the detected features of the keycard,
apply one or more functions to the first code to yield a second code, wherein at least a portion of the second code represents one of the plurality of positions for each of the one or more moveable locking elements, and
cause the actuator to move the one or more movable locking elements to the one or more positions that correspond to the second code.

US Pat. No. 10,366,537

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROJECTION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

12. An information processing system, comprising:a plurality of information processing devices, each including
a camera configured to acquire an image of a real space;
a processor configured to
perform an image recognition process on the image acquired by the camera to recognize a physical object in the acquired image, and
generate a virtual image including a virtual object positioned relative to the physical object recognized in the acquired image;
a display configured to display the virtual image under control of the processor; and
a projector configured to project at least a portion of the virtual object onto the real space under control of the processor,
wherein one of the plurality of information processing devices is configured to determine an interest level in the physical object based on intensity of projection light projected onto the physical object in the real space.

US Pat. No. 10,366,532

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING PATH RENDERING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of rendering an object comprising a path formed by a primitive, the method comprising:executing, by one or more processors, operations comprising:
generating a tree corresponding to spaces partitioned by the primitive, wherein the primitive includes a part of the path or an extension of a line of the path;
selecting a pixel from the partitioned spaces;
acquiring a winding number of the selected pixel by detecting the tree, wherein the winding number corresponds to a leaf node of the tree comprising plurality of pixels, and
determining whether to perform rendering with respect to the selected pixel based on the acquired winding number.

US Pat. No. 10,366,515

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

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

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:at least one processor configured to execute:
a region detection unit that detects a specified region from an original image;
an image processing unit that deforms a shape of a sample image that is an image serving as a sample in accordance with a shape of the specified region and deforms a texture of the sample image so as to express a depth corresponding to the specified region; and
an image composing unit that overlays the deformed sample image on the specified region of the original image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,509

SETTING DIFFERENT BACKGROUND MODEL SENSITIVITIES BY USER DEFINED REGIONS AND BACKGROUND FILTERS

Thermal Imaging Radar, LL...

1. A method of creating a background model for image processing to identify new foreground objects in successive video frames, the method comprising:providing a background image in a user interface;
receiving a first user input in the user interface, the first user input comprising identifying one or more different regions within the background image;
receiving a second user input in the user interface, the second user input comprising selecting an image change tolerance for each of the one or more identified different regions, wherein the image change tolerance for each of the one or more identified different regions defines a threshold amount of change that is required to be detected as between (i) the one or more identified different regions within the background image and (ii) one or more corresponding identified different regions within a successive image in order for one or more objects within the successive image to be classified as one or more foreground objects;
providing the background image, information identifying the one or more different regions, and the image change tolerances to an image processor, wherein the background image, the information identifying the one or more different regions, and the image change tolerances are used by the image processor to create a background model to thereby compare the successive image with the background model in order to identify the one or more foreground objects within the successive image; and
in response to determining that a particular foreground object included in the one or more foreground objects is an object of interest, sending an alert that includes information describing the object of interest, wherein the information includes a confidence level indicating a computed certainty that the object of interest is a foreground object within the successive image as opposed to being a background object within the successive image such that the confidence level provided by the alert facilitates identification and classification of the object of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,366,495

MULTI-SPECTRUM SEGMENTATION FOR COMPUTER VISION

DAQRI, LLC, Los Angeles,...

1. A device comprising:a first optical sensor configured to operate within a first spectrum range and to generate first image data corresponding to a first image captured by the first optical sensor, the first optical sensor comprising a depth sensor configured to generate depth image data for the first image;
a second optical sensor configured to operate within a second spectrum range different from the first spectrum range and to generate second image data corresponding to a second image captured by the second optical sensor;
one or more hardware processor configured to perform operations comprising:
identifying, from the first image data, a first region in the first image, the first region of the first image comprising corresponding depth image data that exceed a depth threshold,
mapping a first portion of the first image data corresponding to the first region in the first image to a second portion of the second image data corresponding to a second region in the second image,
providing the second portion of the second image data to a server configured to generate augmented reality content based on the second portion of the second image data, and
receiving the augmented reality content from the server; and
a display configured to display the augmented reality content.

US Pat. No. 10,366,494

IMAGE SEGMENTATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREFOR

SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium configured to store a program comprising instructions configured to, when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to:acquire a medical image;
receive a selection of a partial area of the medical image via an input interface;
transform the medical image into a transformed medical image in which the selected partial area is positioned in a center of the transformed medical image;
extract at least one feature from the transformed medical image, using a deep learning technique;
enhance at least one feature of the at least one extracted feature;
restore, as a restored medical image, at least one feature of the at least one enhanced feature; and
inversely transform the restored medical image to provide segmented medical images.

US Pat. No. 10,366,492

SEGMENTATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF LAYERED STRUCTURES IN IMAGES

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method comprising:providing an image having a first side and a second side, wherein the image comprises a plurality of pixels, wherein the pixels define a feature that meets a predetermined criteria and that extends from the first side to the second side of the image;
adding a first line of pixels adjacent to at least a portion of the first side of the image;
adding a second line of pixels adjacent to at least a portion of the second side of the image;
assigning a start point and an end point to the first line and the second line, respectively; and
determining a minimum-weighted path of the pixels beginning at the start point and ending at the end point.

US Pat. No. 10,366,490

HIGHLY INTEGRATED ANNOTATION AND SEGMENTATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for training a segmentation correction model, the method comprising:performing an iterative model training process over a plurality of iterations, wherein each iteration comprises:
providing an initial segmentation estimate for an image to a plurality of human annotators via an annotation interface, wherein the initial segmentation estimate identifies one or more anatomical areas of interest within the image;
automatically monitoring interactions with the annotation interface to record annotation information comprising one or more of (i) segmentation corrections made to the initial segmentation estimate by the annotators via the annotation interface, (ii) interactions with the annotation interface performed by the annotators while making the corrections, and (iii) an effort measurement indicative of an amount of effort expended by the annotators in making the corrections;
training a base segmentation machine learning model to automatically create a base segmentation based on the image; and
training a segmentation correction machine learning model to automatically perform the segmentation corrections based on the image;
if the effort measurement is equal to a convergence value, terminating the iterative model training process; and
if the effort measurement is not equal to the convergence value, using the base segmentation machine learning model and segmentation correction machine learning model to determine the initial segmentation estimate for a new image and continuing to a next iteration of the iterative model training process;
wherein the effort measurement is a measurement of a number of user-generated mouse motions with respect to the annotation interface, and the convergence value is equal to a predetermined number of user-generated mouse motions with respect to the annotation interface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,489

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OUTPUTTING AUGMENTED REALITY INFORMATION

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. A method for outputting augmented reality information to a user, the method comprising:acquiring a medical image dataset relating to an anatomical structure of a patient;
acquiring first information from the medical image data set, the first information including one or more of image information, depth information, coordinate information and combinations thereof, wherein the first information relates to at least one of a medical device and a medical examination of the patient;
creating the augmented reality information, which relates to at least one of the medical device and the medical examination of the patient, by evaluating, via a machine learning algorithm, the first information and the medical image dataset such that the augmented reality information includes a structure marking that includes a 3-dimensional (3D) image marking the anatomical structure of the patient and a movement marking that illustrates a desired path of an intervention tool from a current position of the intervention tool to a portion of the anatomical structure; and
outputting the augmented reality information such that, in response to the user placing the anatomical structure in a field of view of the user, the augmented reality information is overlaid in an anatomically correct manner on the anatomical structure of the patient and is perceivable in the field of view of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,366,481

IMAGE-STITCHING FOR DIMENSIONING

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:projecting, using a pattern projector, a light pattern into a field-of-view of a range camera of a dimensioning system, the field-of-view comprising a portion of an object;
capturing, using the range camera of the dimensioning system, a range image of the field-of-view, wherein each pixel of the range image represents a distance from the range camera to a respective point in the range camera's field-of-view, wherein the range image is created by determining a range value for each point of light in the projected light pattern to generate a point-cloud image and interpolating range values between points of light in the point-cloud image;
moving the dimensioning system and/or the object so that there is relative movement between the dimensioning system and the object, and the range camera's field-of-view contains a different portion of the object;
repeating the capturing and the moving until a plurality of range images have been captured, wherein in each range image of the plurality of range images, each pixel of the range image represents a distance from the range camera to a respective point in the range camera's field-of-view;
gathering information as a spatial relationship between the range camera and the object is changed, and the information is selected from the group consisting of tracking information and mapping information;
combining the plurality of range images to create a composite range-image by image-stitching the plurality of range images using the information gathered as the spatial relationship between the range camera and the object is changed; and
dimensioning the object using the composite range-image, wherein dimensioning the object using the composite range-image comprises creating a minimum bounding box that surrounds the object; and
returning the dimensions of the minimum bounding box as dimensions of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,366,480

SUPER-RESOLUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ANALYTICAL MECHANICS ASSO...

1. A method for generating a super-resolution image of an object of interest comprising:providing an initial low-resolution image of an object of interest;
projecting the initial low-resolution image into a high-resolution grid, wherein the high-resolution grid defines a higher resolution than the initial low-resolution image;
providing a plurality of low-resolution images of the object of interest obtained from a plurality of different positions relative to the object of interest;
registering the plurality of low-resolution images within the high-resolution grid such that each image of the plurality of images is shifted less than one pixel away from the initial low-resolution image;
projecting the plurality of low-resolution images into the high-resolution grid to provide an intermediate super-resolution image; and
removing back-projection effects from the intermediate super-resolution image using inverse problem solving to provide a super-resolution image of the object of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,366,469

METHOD AND SYSTEM THAT EFFICIENTLY PREPARES TEXT IMAGES FOR OPTICAL-CHARACTER RECOGNITION

ABBYY PRODUCTION LLC, Mo...

18. A method that receives a text-containing image and generates a corresponding corrected image in which the text lines are straightened and have a rectilinear organization, the method comprising:receiving the text-containing image as an input,
identifying a page sub-image within the text-containing image,
correcting a vertical perspective of the page sub-image,
generating contour lines to represent text lines of the page sub-image,
generating a text-line-curvature model for the page sub-image in view of the contour lines, wherein the text-line-curvature model includes an inclination-angle map that associates each pixel in the page sub-image with an inclination angle of a respective contour line corresponding to a respective pixel, and
straightening the text lines within the received text-containing image using the text-line-curvature model.

US Pat. No. 10,366,457

THEMATIC REPOSITORIES FOR TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT

Paybook, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method comprising:under control of one or more processors,
receiving information associated with a first financial transaction of a plurality of financial transactions, the first financial transaction being associated with a user;
determining, based on the information associated with the first financial transaction, that the first financial transaction is associated with a first theme and a second theme;
designating at least a portion of the information associated with the first financial transaction to a first thematic repository of one or more thematic repositories, the first thematic repository configured to provide a first aggregation of information associated with a plurality of financial transactions that are individually determined to be associated with the first theme;
designating at least a portion of the information associated with the first financial transaction to a second thematic repository of the one or more thematic repositories, the second thematic repository configured to provide a second aggregation of information associated with the plurality of financial transactions that are individually determined to be associated with the second theme;
in response to a request related to the first financial transaction, providing at least an indication that the first financial transaction is associated with the first theme and the second theme;
creating a user account and a user profile for a user, the user profile associated with the user account;
in response to receiving a request to share information associated with the user profile, allowing access to at least a portion of the information associated with the user profile; and
in response to receiving a request to publish information associated with the user profile, publishing at least a portion of the information associated with the user profile.

US Pat. No. 10,366,437

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION REFINEMENT IN TOPIC-BASED VIRTUAL STOREFRONTS

PAYMENTUS CORPORATION, C...

1. A processor implemented method for product recommendation refinement in a topic-based virtual storefront embedded in a topical community web page, wherein the method comprises the steps of:continuously monitoring one or more user activity attributes based on user activity in the topic-based virtual storefront wherein user activity comprises one or more search keywords provided by the user;
continuously monitoring one or more community activity attributes based on community member activity;
determining one or more session keywords and related session keyword weights based on the one or more user activity attributes and one or more preset user activity parameters;
determining one or more contextual keywords and related contextual keyword weights based on the one or more community activity attributes and one or more preset community activity parameters;
iteratively configuring a topic set, wherein configuring comprises the steps of:
extracting the session keywords and contextual keywords in the topic set, and
adjusting the weights of one or more core topic keywords, session keywords, contextual keywords based on a total topic set weight and an elasticity parameter, wherein the topic set initially comprises of one or more core topic keywords and one or more core topic keyword weights;
extracting and arranging one or more products from a marketplace server based on the topic set.

US Pat. No. 10,366,434

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FOOD TAXONOMY BASED FOOD SEARCH AND RECOMMENDATION

GrubHub Holdings Inc., C...

1. A restaurant service system comprising:i) a database;
ii) a server including a processor, a network interface coupled to said processor and adaptively coupled to said database, an operating system running on said processor, and a server software application operating on said operating system and said processor, wherein said server is adapted to communicate with a diner communication device over a wide area network via said network interface, wherein said diner communication device is used by a first diner and runs a diner software application, wherein said server is adapted to communicate with a restaurant communication device over said wide area network via said network interface, wherein said restaurant communication device is operated by a first restaurant;
iii) said server software application adapted to:
1) receive a menu of said first restaurant and a first set of menu items of the said menu from said restaurant communication device over said wide area network;
2) store a name of said first restaurant, said menu and said first set of menu items into said database;
3) map a first menu item in said first set to a first dish by examining a first directed graph including a plurality of nodes associated with a hierarchical food taxonomy created by the processor,
wherein the first menu item is associated with a set of menu item properties comprising a set of menu item attributes and a set of menu item ingredients,
wherein the mapping comprising creating a new node in the hierarchical food taxonomy when an accumulative rank of the first menu item based on a menu rank, a search rank, and a food order rank is above a threshold,
wherein said first dish is an existing node or the new node in said first directed graph of said hierarchical food taxonomy and is associated with a set of dish properties compromising a set of dish attributes and a set of dish ingredients,
wherein mapping the first menu item to the existing node is based on the set of menu item properties;
4) associate said first menu item with said first dish to form a menu item dish mapping to the node of the first dish;
5) store said menu item dish mapping in said database;
6) receive indicia indicating a second menu item dish mapping between a second menu item and said first dish from a computing device over said side area network;
7) store said second menu dish mapping between said second menu item and said first dish into said database;
8) cause said diner communication device to display a graphical user interface (GUI) based on the hierarchical food taxonomy;
9) receive a set of search terms corresponding to the first dish from said diner communication device over said wide area network;
10) generate a list of search results matching the search terms, including the first menu item and the second menu item;
11) send said list of search results to said diner communication device;
12) receive a food order including the first menu item from said diner communication device;
13) identify one of the set of search terms that do not appear in said list of dish ingredients;
14) update said first dish in said database with said identified search term.

US Pat. No. 10,366,415

DIMENSIONAL TRANSLATOR

Catalina Marketing Corpor...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:obtaining, by a computer, information relating to an incentive, offer, or coupon to be distributed;
obtaining, by the computer, a data structure comprising:
a first item identifier identifying a first item related to the incentive, offer, or coupon,
a second item identifier identifying a second item related to the first item,
an association between the first item identifier and the second item identifier, and
an indication of a first category in which the first item should be placed;
categorizing the incentive, offer, or coupon into the first category based on the indication of the first category in which the first item should be placed;
receiving, by the computer, a request to display incentives, offers, or coupons;
responsive to the request, generating, by the computer, a user interface that includes a plurality of incentives, offers, or coupons, each categorized into a respective category, wherein the plurality of incentives, offers, or coupons includes the incentive, offer, or coupon categorized into the first category; and
causing, by the computer, the user interface to be provided for display.

US Pat. No. 10,366,412

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING PROTECTION NEEDS OF RETIREMENT SERVICES CLIENTS AND DETERMINE CROSS-SELLING POTENTIAL OF CUSTOMERS

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:executing, by a server, an analytical model using a K-nearest neighbor collaborative filtering technique to select a first subset of a set of users;
collecting, by the server, a set of data records associated with the first subset of users by scanning at least one social networking database and at least one internal database;
determining, by the server using the data scanned from the at least one social networking database and the internal database, one or more characteristics associated with each user within the first subset of users;
determining, by the server using the data scanned from the at least one social networking database and the internal database, a first value corresponding to a life insurance or retirement product need for each user within the first subset of users;
generating, by the server, a multi-dimensional matrix corresponding to a propensity for purchasing at least one selected life insurance or retirement product that satisfies the life insurance or retirement product need for each user within the first subset of users, wherein the server assigns a second value to each user within the first subset of users based on the respective user's determined propensity for purchasing the at least one selected life insurance or retirement product, and wherein each user is positioned within the multi-dimensional matrix in accordance with the respective user's assigned first and second values;
selecting, by the server based on a relative position of each user within the multi-dimensional matrix, a second subset of users that have a highest value of correlation between the first and the second values, the second subset of users corresponding to users with a highest correlation between the propensity of purchasing and life insurance or retirement product needs;
automatically generating, by the server, a customized electronic mail for each user within the second subset of users, the electronic mail comprising a hyperlink corresponding to an automated transaction platform website displaying the at least one selected life insurance or retirement product in accordance with the life insurance or retirement product need for each user within the second subset of users and based upon the propensity for purchasing the at least one selected life insurance or retirement product for each user within the second subset of users;
transmitting, by the server, the electronic mail to a computing device associated with each user within the second subset of users; and
training, by the server using a stochastic gradient descent algorithm, the analytical model for future life insurance or retirement product analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,366,395

INTERACTIVE AND CUSTOM-SUPPORT KIOSK, METHODS AND SYSTEM

INFOCUS CORPORATION, Por...

1. An interactive and custom support kiosk comprising:a data input device,
a display screen linked to the data input device,
a computing device of the kiosk coupled to the data input device and the display screen,
an attribute detection engine of the computing device configured to detect at least one user attribute based on user input received at the kiosk via the data input device of the kiosk, wherein the at least one user attribute includes user-preferred geographic data, and
a customization engine of the computing device configured to display a cultural experience setting menu on the display screen responsive to detecting the at least one user attribute, the cultural experience setting menu including selectable content, and the cultural experience setting menu matching cultural parameters of the user-preferred geographic data, wherein the cultural parameters include a menu layout, menu information, and a language replicating a cultural experience,
wherein the cultural experience setting menu includes a customized output changing the menu layout and the menu information to be adapted to a style that is displayed in a geographic location associated with the user-preferred geographic data, and
wherein the attribute detection engine and the customization engine of the computing device are program instructions stored in a storage device of the kiosk and executed by a processor of the kiosk.