US Pat. No. 10,426,286

INTERIOR DISPLAY HANGING ORNAMENT

Rich Vigil, Lakewood, CO...

1. An interior display hanging ornament, comprising: an ornament body having a mouth with an access port;the access port being large enough to allow a memento to be inserted therethrough and placed in an interior of the ornament body;
the ornament body being at least partially transparent so that an object placed in the interior thereof is visible to an outside observer;
a removably attached port cap attached over the access port and sealing off the interior, the port cap having a port cap lid, a port lip grip, a cap release actuator, a rear cap wall, a front cap wall, a first movement gap, and a second movement gap;
the port lip grip having a first port lip groove engagement protrusion that fits over a port lip on a sidewall of the mouth, the first port lip groove engagement protrusion releasably engaging the port lip groove between the ornament body and the access port to secure the port cap on the ornament body;
the cap release actuator having an upper portion and a lower portion and being attached to the port cap lid via a port cap lid hinge, where the cap release actuator releasably engages the port lip groove between the ornament body and the access port;
the cap release actuator having a second port lip groove engagement protrusion that fits over the port lip on the sidewall of the mouth, the second port lip groove engagement protrusion releasably engaging the port lip groove to secure the port cap on the ornament body;
the rear cap wall and front cap wall extending downwardly from the port cap lid and extending radially between the port lip grip and the cap release actuator respectively along a rear and front surface of the port cap;
the first movement gap and the second movement gap in the port cap separating the cap release actuator respectively from the rear cap wall and the front cap wall; and
a dual hanger loop attached to the port cap and having an upper loop portion and a lower loop portion, the upper loop portion having a hole therethrough so that a hanging device can extend through the hole and suspend the interior display hanging ornament thereby, the lower loop portion having a hole therethrough;
wherein the first movement gap and the second movement gap in the port cap facilitate hinging of the cap release actuator on the port cap lid hinge such that the lower portion is drawn outwards from the port lip when the upper portion is pressed inwards towards the upper loop portion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,255

ORAL CARE INSTRUMENT

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A toothbrush comprising:a base component comprising
a gripping region, and
an oral engaging region defining a longitudinal axis along a length of the oral engaging region and a transverse axis along a width of the oral engaging region;
wherein the oral engaging region has a front side, the oral engaging region having bilateral symmetry with respect to a plane extending along the longitudinal axis perpendicular to the front side of the oral engaging region and comprises a distal region having an outer surface with a convex contour, the distal region gradually tapering to a middle region having an outer surface with a concave contour, the middle region gradually widening to a proximal region having an outer surface with a convex contour;
wherein a plurality of cleaning elements extend from the front side of the oral engaging region, wherein a portion of the plurality of cleaning elements are longest in length as measured from the front side to the oral engaging region at least near a distal end of the oral engaging region; and
wherein the plurality of cleaning elements are formed in a trim profile that approximately matches a shape of a lateral side of the oral engaging region such that a length of the plurality of cleaning elements in the distal and proximal regions is greater than a length of the plurality of cleaning elements in the middle region, the plurality of cleaning elements gradually decreasing in length from the distal end and a proximal end of the oral engaging region towards the middle region.

US Pat. No. 10,426,243

HAIR FASTENER

TUNG HING PLASTIC MANUFAC...

1. An elongate hair fastener comprising a first member, a second member which together with the first member forms a locking means, and a third elongate member connecting the first member and the second member in that the first member and the second member are arranged at opposite ends of the third member, wherein the first member and the second member are made of a material stiffer than a material of the third member, and the material of the third member is elastic and stretchable under tension for maximizing holding capability of hair in use, wherein:said fastener is adapted to assume a first configuration in which the said first member and said second member are engaged before tying the hair wherein said first member and said second member are circumferentially aligned with each other, or a second configuration in which said first and second members are disengaged whereby removal of said fastener from the hair minimizes movement of said fastener along the length of the hair and thus eliminating or at least reducing frictional contact with the hair;
said first member and said second member are connected to the respective opposite ends of said third elongate member by overmoulding said elastic material over said first member and said second member thus integrally forming the opposite ends;
a surrounding structure of said first member defining an opening and a recess in communication with said opening, the recess smaller than the opening and adapted to receive a post extending from said second member when said first member engages and secures with said second member in the first configuration;
the opening and the recess comprising circle portions of two adjoining circles directly connected to each other such that arcs of the circle portions intersect with each other at opposite intersecting points such that intersecting portions of said circle portions curve from said intersecting points radially outwardly and form a ridge between said opening and said recess, said intersecting points are located further radially inwardly than a remainder of the surrounding structure defining the opening and the recess;
in the first configuration the post is fitted in the recess with said first member and said second member circumferentially aligned;
said first member and said second member are releasably engageable with each other by way of a mechanical interference fit in that, due to profiles of the two adjoining circles, the intersecting arcs and material characteristics of the surrounding structure, the engagement and securement of said first and second members is achieved independent of degree of tension of said elastic body, and disengagement of said first and second members is achieved by way of one hand operation of a user;
the opening comprising close to a full circle; and
the opening arranged closer to the third member of said fastener than the other circle(s).

US Pat. No. 10,426,216

VIBRATING FOOTWEAR DEVICE AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM FOR USE THEREWITH

SONICSENSORY, INC., Los ...

1. A method of enhancing a sensory experience to simulate a live event, comprising:providing an audible signal representing sound information associated with the sensory experience;
generating a vibration signal based on the audible signal and on enhanced information that would be present at the live event, wherein the enhanced information is different from the sound information and includes non-audible elements that would be present at the live event; and
providing the vibration signal to at least one vibration device for stimulating nerve receptors in at least one foot area of a user, the vibration signal being synchronized with the audible signal to produce a perception in the brain of the user of being present at the live event.

US Pat. No. 10,426,213

TOTAL CONTACT HELMET

Kranos IP Corporation, L...

1. A total contact helmet, comprising a body made completely from carbon fiber capable of distributing the force of an impact to a large surface area of said body by transmitting force of impact laterally and decreasing pressure as the force is transmitted through the body, said body being a layer having an inner surface configured to be in contact with a surface of an individual's head when worn and an outer surface exposed to the environment, wherein said layer is continuously formed from said inner surface to said outer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,426,210

KNOTTING SYSTEM, KNOTTING METHOD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING WIG USING SAME

HIMO, INC., Seoul (KR)

1. A hair knotting system comprising one or more hair knotting apparatuses installed in a feeding direction of a thread and configured to knot one or more hairs to the thread, the hair knotting apparatus comprising:a hair insertion member having an insertion groove configured for the one or more hairs being inserted therein, and a pull-out hole formed on a bottom surface of the insertion groove;
a hair pull-out member for picking up and pulling out the one or more hairs, inserted in the insertion groove, through the pull-out hole so that the one or more hairs are positioned past an area under the thread, and forming a knotting hole as the thread and the one or more hairs connect;
a hair knotting member passing through the knotting hole from bottom to top so as to be positioned above the thread; and
a hair winding member for picking up both end portions of the one or more hairs pulled out from the hair insertion member, and winding both the end portions of the one or more hairs while rotating around the hair knotting member above the thread,
wherein the hair knotting member is configured to knot the one or more hairs onto the thread by pulling down, through the knotting hole, both end portions of the one or more hairs wound around a circumferential surface of the hair knotting member.

US Pat. No. 10,426,192

SMOKING ARTICLE

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A smoking article, comprising:a first part; and,
a second part movable relative to the first part;
wherein one of the first part and the second part comprises a tobacco rod and a first filter section whilst the other part comprises a sleeve and a second filter section,
wherein one of the first part and second part includes material having one or more sets of first ventilation areas arranged in a line or an array, and the other of the first and second part includes material having one or more sets of second ventilation areas,
wherein the relative rotational position of the first part to the second part is configured to vary the overlap between the first ventilation areas and the second ventilation areas to provide a variable flow system configured to variably control gaseous flow into the smoking article; and
wherein the material of the first part and/or the material of the second part has a predetermined permeability provided by the addition of apertures, so as to provide a level of gaseous flow into the smoking article which is independent of the relative rotational position of the first part to the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,426,190

MOIST TOBACCO PRODUCT AND METHOD OF MAKING

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A moist tobacco product for oral enjoyment having a membrane coating, the moist tobacco product comprising:a molded portion of moist tobacco material;
a multi-component polymer coating on said portion of moist tobacco material; and
said coating comprising a membrane coating on the molded moist tobacco material wherein said membrane coating comprises an insoluble component and a soluble component, the insoluble component forming a porous network due to dissolution of the soluble component when the moist tobacco product is placed in an oral cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,426,185

TASTE SUBSTANCE-SUPPLYING ARTICLE

KEIO UNVERSITY, Tokyo (J...

1. A taste substance-supplying device, comprising:a seasoning, an amount of which is substantially smaller than an amount that is normally desired;
a taste-releasing part configured to retain the seasoning and to release the seasoning; and
a fixing part, formed with an adhesive, and configured to fix the taste-releasing part in an oral cavity so that the taste-releasing part can be in contact with at least a portion of taste receptors located within the oral cavity,
wherein the taste-releasing part directly supplies the seasoning to the taste receptors.

US Pat. No. 10,426,180

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A SINGLE SERVING OF A FROZEN CONFECTION

Sigma Phase, Corp., Lexi...

1. A method for providing cooled food or drink, the method comprising:inserting a pod into a recess of a machine for providing the cooled food or drink, the pod containing one or more ingredients and a paddle the machine comprising a refrigerant to cool the food or drink;
contacting a sidewall of the pod against a sidewall of the recess;
connecting a motor of the machine to the paddle by a shaft extending through an end wall of the pod;
rotating the mixing paddle inside the pod in a mixing direction to force contents of the pod downward until contact with a floor of the pod which churns the contents upwards within the pod through openings defined in blades of the paddle;
opening a seal closing an opening defined in a floor of the pod; and
rotating the mixing paddle inside the pod in a dispensing direction to force the contents of the pod through the opening in the floor of the pod.

US Pat. No. 10,426,141

POULTRY FEEDING SYSTEM HAVING WALLS WHICH DELIMIT OR EXTEND THROUGH A FEEDING SPACE AT LEAST PARTLY PROVIDED WITH SHARP-EDGED LINE-ELEVATIONS

ROXELL bvba, Maldegem (B...

1. A poultry feeding system, comprising:walls which together delimit a feeding space which at its upper side is accessible for poultry; and
a feed supply for supplying feed at an inlet position into the feeding space, such that poultry is able to pick feed out of the feeding space,
wherein the walls which together delimit or extend through the feeding space are at least partly provided with an abrasive surface structure for having beaks of the poultry abraded and worn as they pick feed out of the feeding space, and
wherein the abrasive surface structure comprises a pattern of a plurality of sharp-edged line-elevations that form a relief that comprises a plurality of sharp-edged curvilinear or straight longitudinal ridges.

US Pat. No. 10,426,099

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A GROWTH CYCLE FOR GROWING PLANTS USING STATE ORIENTED CONTROL

1. A computer implemented method for controlling of a growth cycle for a plant of a predetermined type comprising chlorophyll arranged in a controlled environment, to enable said plant to reach a desired growth status, said method comprising the steps of:defining a set of growth states, each of said growth states being a state of said growth cycle, wherein a selection of property values of respective detectable properties of said plant is within a defined range, and each of said growth states being associated with a plurality of growth regimes defining control of an artificial lighting arrangement for adjusting light spectral composition and/or light intensity; and
when in a present growth state:
determining, by means of a plurality of sensors, a current growth status of said plant, wherein said current growth status comprises a set of said property values of respective detectable properties of said plant, and
selecting a growth regime of said plurality of growth regimes and controlling said artificial lighting arrangement according to said selected growth regime,
wherein the step of selecting a growth regime in said present growth state is based on said desired growth status, said determined current growth status, and on previously selected growth regimes in previous growth states.
US Pat. No. 10,428,397

METHOD TO PRODUCE WATER-SOLUBLE SUGARS FROM BIOMASS USING SOLVENTS CONTAINING LACTONES

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A process to produce an aqueous solution of carbohydrates comprising C6-sugar-containing oligomers, C6-sugar monomers, C5-sugar-containing oligomers, C5-sugar monomers, or any combination thereof, the process comprising:reacting biomass or a biomass-derived reactant with a solvent system comprising (i) an organic solvent selected from the group consisting of beta-, gamma-, and delta-lactones, and combinations thereof, and (ii) at least about 1 wt % water; in the presence of an acid catalyst for a time and under conditions to yield a product mixture wherein at least a portion of water-insoluble C6-sugar-containing polymers or oligomers, or water-insoluble C5-sugar-containing polymers or oligomers, if present in the biomass or biomass-derived reactant, are converted to water-soluble C6-sugar-containing oligomers, C6-sugar monomers, C5-sugar-containing oligomers, C5-sugar monomers, or any combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,428,150

ANTI-SORTILIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Alector LLC, South San F...

1. An isolated anti-Sortilin antibody that binds to human Sortilin, wherein the anti-Sortilin antibody decreases cellular levels of Sortilin and increases extracellular levels of Progranulin, wherein the anti-Sortilin antibody comprises a light chain variable domain and a heavy chain variable domain, wherein the light chain variable domain comprises: an HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9, an HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 29, and an HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 55, and wherein the heavy chain variable domain comprises: an HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 129, an HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 155, and an HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 190.
US Pat. No. 10,428,156

ANTI-MFI2 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE

Abbvie Stemcentrx LLC, N...

1. A humanized antibody that binds to a human MFI2 protein and comprises a light chain variable region and a heavy chain variable region, wherein the antibody comprises:(a) three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 99 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 101;
(b) three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 105 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 107;
(c) three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 93 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 95; or
(d) three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 93 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 97.
US Pat. No. 10,427,133

ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING CYCLODEXTRIN COMPLEXES

1. An absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, the absorbent core comprising:a substituted cyclodextrin complex comprising:
one or more odor controlling organic compounds; and
substituted cyclodextrin;
wherein the substituted cyclodextrin complex has a substitution degree of about 0.4 to about 2.5 —R substituents per glucose unit of cyclodextrin, and wherein substitution in position 2 is about 20% or above, substitution in position 6 is about 20% or above, and substitution in position 3 is less than that of position 2 or position 6.
US Pat. No. 10,428,178

POLYESTER RESIN FOR TONER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYESTER RESIN FOR TONER, AND TONER

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A polyester resin, comprising:40 mol % or more and 60 mol % or less of structural units derived from tri- or higher hydric carboxylic acid based on 100 mol % of structural units derived from all acid components, and
144 parts by mol or more and 182 parts by mol or less of structural units derived from all alcohol components based on 100 parts by mol of structural units derived from all acid components,
wherein
a softening temperature of the polyester resin is 125° C. or lower, and
a content of a metal in the polyester resin is 100 ppm or less.
US Pat. No. 10,427,938

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING CELLULAR TARGETS IN BODILY SOURCES USING CARBON NANOTUBE THIN FILM

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ...

1. A method of fabricating a sensor for detecting cellular targets in a bodily source, the method comprising:forming a thin film of carbon nanotubes (CNT's) on a carrier using vacuum filtration;
mechanically bonding the thin film to a dielectric layer on a semiconductor substrate;
separating the thin film from the carrier;
patterning the thin film to form a biofunctional pad; and
depositing a plurality of conductive contacts on the substrate, with at least a portion of each conductive contact overlapping and electrically coupled to the thin film, wherein after forming the thin film, the method additionally comprises the step of altering a surface of the thin film or the biofunctional pad, to provide the biofunctional pad with a hydrophilic surface which lowers the density of the CNTs on the portion of the surface that was altered.
US Pat. No. 10,428,201

PLASTICIZER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING PLASTICIZER COMPOSITIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A plasticizer composition, comprising:an epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester, wherein said epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester has
(i) an APHA color value from at least 1 to less than 15;
(ii) a triepoxide content from at least 6.5 weight percent to less than 8 weight percent, based on the entire weight of said epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester, wherein the triepoxide is an epoxidized C18 fatty acid alkyl ester molecule having three epoxide groups on its alkyl tail;
(iii) an oxirane oxygen content of at least 5 grams oxirane per 100 grams of epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester;
(iv) a fatty acid dimer content greater than 0.8 weight percent based on the entire weight of said epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester; and
(v) an iodine value from at least 1 gram to less than 5 grams per 100 grams of epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester.
US Pat. No. 10,428,205

PNEUMATIC TIRE

1. A pneumatic tire having a tread comprising a radially outer cap layer and radially inner cap layer underlying the outer cap layer;the outer cap layer comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight of elastomer (phr),
(A) from about 80 to about 20 phr of a solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber having a glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from ?85° C. to ?50° C.;
(B) from about 20 to about 80 phr of natural rubber; and
(C) from 30 to 70 phr of a process oil;
(D) from 70 to 150 phr of silica;wherein the weight ratio of silica to oil in the outer cap is less than 2.2;the inner cap layer comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition comprising:(i) from about 60 to about 40 phr of a solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber having a glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from ?85° C. to ?50° C.;
(ii) from about 40 to about 60 phr of natural rubber;
(iii) from about 5 to 40 phr of a process oil;
(iv) from about 5 to 15 phr of a hydrocarbon traction resin; and
(v) from 60 to 90 phr of silica;wherein the weight ratio of silica to the sum of oil and traction resin is greater than 2.2.
US Pat. No. 10,428,207

RUBBER COMPOSITION

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A rubber composition, comprising:a rubber component; and
a completely amorphous olefin based elastomer,
wherein the rubber component is a diene rubber,
wherein the completely amorphous olefin based elastomer has a glass transition temperature Tg of ?40 to 20° C. in an amount of 1 to 40 parts by mass when the entire amount of the rubber component is regarded as 100 parts by mass;
wherein the rubber composition includes terminal modified SBR in an amount of 5 to 80 parts by mass when the entire amount of the rubber component is regarded as 100 parts by mass.
US Pat. No. 10,426,161

SOLID ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS WITH ENHANCED SOLUBILITY

Biosyn Inc, Littleton, C...

15. The antimicrobial composition in unit dose form of claim 14, further comprising an oxidizer encapsulated by the water-soluble packaging, wherein the oxidizer is encapsulated separately from the at least one antimicrobial quaternary ammonium compound and the water-soluble spacer compound.
US Pat. No. 10,428,217

LIQUID POTHOLE FILLER COMPOSITION AND METHOD

1. A pothole filler system of liquid and solid components for mixing in situ and poured as a liquid into a pothole, comprising: an anionic aqueous asphalt and chloroprene emulsion liquid component in a volume ratio of from about 60:40 to about 70:30 and having a pH of from about 12 to 12.9, which is shelf stable for months; a solid component comprising crumb rubber mixed with calcined clay in a weight ratio of crumb rubber to calcined clay is from about 3:1 to about 1:1; and a catalytic quantity of a hydrous calcium sulfate activator, which may be an ingredient of the solid component or can be added at the time of in situ mixing, wherein when mixed in situ, the resulting in situ mixture remains stable through hardening, and can be poured into the pothole as a liquid mixture which hardens in 60 minutes or less and can be driven on immediately upon hardening.
US Pat. No. 10,426,950

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR TREATING PARASYMPATHETIC BIAS MEDIATED CONDITIONS

Palo Alto Investors, Pal...

1. A method of treating a subject, the method comprising:testing a subject that has not been previously diagnosed with a food allergy and has ingested a nutritional composition known to have a high incidence of allergic reaction to determine that the subject has parasympathetic bias and vagal bias by measuring one or more aspects of the subject's autonomic nervous system selected from the group consisting of: an amount of T helper cells, a conduction, a catecholamine level, heart rate variability, a hormone level, a chronotropic vasodilator response and an inotropic vasodilator response, to detect the parasympathetic bias and vagal bias; and
modulating at least a portion of the tested subject's autonomic nervous system via an electrical protocol comprising applying an electrical stimulation to at least one nerve fiber of the subject via a device to increase the sympathetic/parasympathetic activity ratio in a manner effective to treat the subject for the food allergy.
US Pat. No. 10,431,326

METHOD FOR INDICATING A PRESENCE OR NON-PRESENCE OF AGGRESSIVE PROSTATE CANCER

PHADIA AB, Uppsala (SE)

1. A method for determining aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) markers in an individual, comprising the steps of:(i) Providing at least one biological sample from said individual;
(ii) Contacting the biological sample with an assay device comprising a first category of ligands which bind specifically to at least three kallikrein family protein PCa biomarkers, the first category of ligands including a plurality of different ligands binding specifically to each of the at least three kallikrein family protein PCa biomarkers, wherein the at least three PCa biomarkers include at least one of PSA, intact PSA (iPSA), total PSA (tPSA), free PSA (fPSA), and hK2;
(iii) Contacting the biological sample with an assay device comprising a solid phase having immobilised thereon a second category of ligands which bind specifically to at least 80 SNPs related to PCa (SNPpc), the second category of ligands including a plurality of different ligands binding specifically to each of said SNPpc, wherein
(a) said at least 80 SNPpc are selected from the group consisting of rs582598, rs439378, rs2207790, rs1046011, rs10458360, rs7525167, rs10489871, rs7529518, rs4245739, rs4512641, rs10178804, rs11900952, rs1873555, rs10191478, rs6755901, rs6545962, rs721048, rs2710647, rs12612891, rs2028900, rs1009, rs12233245, rs6760417, rs10496470, rs10199796, rs12475433, rs16860513, rs12151618, rs3765065, rs13017302, rs12988652, rs871688, rs749264, rs3771570, rs4346531, rs6770955, rs12637074, rs2660753, rs13319878, rs6437715, rs2162185, rs1515542, rs2270785, rs9830294, rs1439024, rs6762443, rs888507, rs6794467, rs12490248, rs1477886, rs4833103, rs3796547, rs17779822, rs2366711, rs16849146, rs1894292, rs12640320, rs3805284, rs12500426, rs4699312, rs17021918, rs7679673, rs2047408, rs2647262, rs12506850, rs7658048, rs2078277, rs12505546, rs13113975, rs4246742, rs2736098, rs401681, rs11134144, rs10060513, rs40485, rs2087724, rs1482679, rs16901841, rs1295683, rs2070874, rs7752029, rs2018334, rs9358913, rs1140809, rs409558, rs3096702, rs9267911, rs2025645, rs9359428, rs6569371, rs2813532, rs1933488, rs712242, rs6934898, rs9456490, rs651164, rs3120137, rs9364554, rs9457937, rs10486562, rs10807843, rs7801918, rs6962297, rs2465796, rs6957416, rs7777631, rs2272316, rs6961773, rs2132276, rs13265330, rs16887736, rs2911756, rs2272668, rs2339654, rs1380862, rs9297746, rs12543663, rs10086908, rs16901922, rs1016343, rs17832285, rs16901979, rs4871779, rs10107982, rs16902094, rs620861, rs17467139, rs6983267, rs9297756, rs10094059, rs7818556, rs1992833, rs986472, rs12552397, rs4273907, rs4237185, rs753032, rs11253002, rs2386841, rs10795841, rs10508422, rs7075945, rs10508678, rs539357, rs10826398, rs3818714, rs7090755, rs10993994, rs4382847, rs1891158, rs10887926, rs10788160, rs6579002, rs10832514, rs7358335, rs1944047, rs3019779, rs10896437, rs12793759, rs7106762, rs7102758, rs2449600, rs585197, rs2509867, rs11568818, rs7125415, rs11601037, rs11222496, rs4570588, rs6489721, rs3213764, rs17395631, rs4423250, rs11168936, rs10875943, rs3759129, rs902774, rs1827611, rs4760442, rs11610799, rs6539333, rs11067228, rs7485441, rs6489794, rs4119478, rs17070292, rs2293710, rs17256058, rs1950198, rs2331780, rs7141529, rs12880777, rs17123359, rs785437, rs524908, rs12903579, rs7178085, rs7164364, rs896615, rs11634741, rs9972541, rs12594014, rs11631109, rs1558902, rs8044335, rs2738571, rs885479, rs385894, rs684232, rs4925094, rs17138478, rs11649743, rs2107131, rs7213769, rs12946864, rs306801, rs138213197, rs1863610, rs17224342, rs9911515, rs12947919, rs966304, rs17744022, rs7234917, rs1943821, rs2227270, rs1363120, rs888663, rs1227732, rs1054564, rs4806120, rs11672691, rs758643, rs3745233, rs6509345, rs2659051, rs2735839, rs1354774, rs2691274, rs6090461, rs2297434, rs6062509, rs2315654, rs2823118, rs2838053, rs398146, rs16988279, rs2269640, rs4822763, rs132774, rs747745, rs5978944, rs6530238, rs5934705, rs5935063, rs4830488, rs17318620, rs5945619, rs5945637, rs11091768, rs2473057, rs5918762, rs4844228, rs6625760 and rs17324573; or
(b) wherein said at least 80 SNPpc are selected from the group consisting of 657del5, rs10086908, rs1016343, rs10187424, rs1041449, rs10486567, rs1054564, rs10875943, rs10896449, rs10934853, rs10993994, rs11067228, rs11135910, rs11228565, rs11568818, rs11649743, rs11650494, rs11672691, rs11704416, rs12130132, rs12409639, rs12418451, rs12500426, rs12543663, rs12621278, rs12653946, rs1270884, rs130067, rs13252298, rs13385191, rs1354774, rs1363120, rs137853007, rs138213197, rs1447295, rs1465618, rs1512268, rs1571801, rs16901979, rs16902094, rs17021918, rs17632542, rs17879961, rs1859962, rs1894292, rs1933488, rs1983891, rs2018334, rs2121875, rs2242652, rs2273669, rs2292884, rs2405942, rs2660753, rs2735839, rs2736098, rs2928679, rs3213764, rs339331, rs3771570, rs3850699, rs3863641, rs401681, rs4245739, rs4430796, rs445114, rs4643253, rs4857841, rs4962416, rs5759167, rs5919432, rs5945619, rs6062509, rs620861, rs6465657, rs6763931, rs684232, rs6869841, rs6983267, rs6983561, rs7127900, rs7210100, rs721048, rs7241993, rs7611694, rs7679673, rs7931342, rs8008270, rs8102476, rs888663, rs902774, rs9364554, rs9600079, and rs9623117;
(iv) Measuring
a. a presence or concentration of each of said PCa biomarkers binding the ligands in said first category; and
b. a presence or absence of each of said SNPpc binding the ligands in said second category;
(v) Combining measurement data of the at least three PCa biomarkers binding ligands from said first category from step (iv)a according to a first predetermined equation to form a biomarker composite value, wherein the combination according to the first predetermined equation allows omission of measurement data of a subset of said PCa biomarkers when forming said biomarker composite value, wherein the subset comprises at least one, but not all, of said three kallikrein family protein PCa biomarkers;
(vi) Combining measurement data of the at least 80 SNPpc binding ligands from said second category from step (iv)b according to a second predetermined equation to form a SNPpc composite value, wherein the combination according to the second predetermined equation allows omission of measurement data of a subset of at least 10%, and up to 30%, of the SNPpc when forming the SNPpc composite value; and
(vii) Combining the biomarker composite value and the SNPpc composite value according to a third predetermined equation to form an overall composite value.
US Pat. No. 10,426,740

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO INHIBIT STEM CELL AND PROGENITOR CELL BINDING TO LYMPHOID TISSUE AND FOR REGENERATING GERMINAL CENTERS IN LYMPHATIC TISSUES

AVM Biotechnology, LLC, ...

1. A method to augment the number of circulating autologous or allogeneic stem cells that can be attracted to a damaged tissue or organ comprising:administering a therapeutic agent that contains dexamethasone base at a dose between about 3 mg/kg and 26 mg/kg to a subject having a damaged tissue or organ and active germinal centers within their lymphoid tissue, prior to or in conjunction with the administration of autologous or allogeneic stem cells such that the stem cells reach the circulation of the subject, wherein said therapeutic agent inhibits binding of the stem cells to germinal centers within said lymphoid tissue, wherein the therapeutic agent does not block the binding of the stem cells to the damaged organ or tissue, thereby augmenting the numbers of circulating stem cells that can be attracted to the target tissue or organ as compared to the numbers of circulating autologous and allogeneic stem cells in a subject without administering the therapeutic agent.
US Pat. No. 10,429,304

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR IMAGING AND MODIFICATION OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

PerkinElmer Singapore PTE...

1. A method of modifying a biological sample comprising a mixed population of cells by enriching the sample with respect to cells of interest, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a sample comprising a plurality of cells which include a photosensitive compound that can be induced by light irradiation to inactivate or kill at least part of the respective cell;
(b) acquiring a time sequence of images of the plurality of cells;
(c) identifying cells of interest in the sample images from said plurality of cells by analysis of the sequence of images acquired in step (b) by an image processing arrangement, the identification of cells of interest being based on detection of changes in the images indicating a predetermined event involving those cells occurring during the time sequence of images, wherein the cells are identified as of interest by reference to images or data relating to the sample and acquired using a different imaging modality to that employed in step (b);
(d) selecting cells from said plurality of cells other than the cells identified in step (c); and
(e) irradiating only those cells selected in step (d) by selectively directing a light beam to the selected cells to induce the photosensitive compound therein to inactivate or kill at least part of those cells, and to enrich the sample with respect to the cells of interest for further analysis.
US Pat. No. 10,426,763

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING GLITAZONES AND NRF2 ACTIVATORS

Bjoern Colin Kahrs, Coll...

1. A method of alleviating multiple sclerosis or a clinical symptom thereof or delaying the onset of multiple sclerosis or a clinical symptom thereof in a patient, comprising the co-administration of therapeutically effective amounts of an Nrf2 activator selected from the fumaric acid esters and salts thereof and a PPAR gamma agonist selected from glitazones and salt forms thereof to said patient.
US Pat. No. 10,426,767

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER WITH FARNESYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS

Kura Oncolofy, Inc., San...

1. A method of treating a CXCL12-expressing cancer in a subject, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) to the subject, wherein the cancer is peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
US Pat. No. 10,428,327

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING HOMOLOGOUS RECOMBINATION

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A method for performing homologous recombination, the method comprising:(a) generating a double-stranded break in a nucleic acid molecule present inside a cell to produce a cleaved nucleic acid molecule, and
(b) contacting the cleaved nucleic acid molecule generated in (a) with a partially double-stranded donor nucleic acid molecule,
wherein the cleaved nucleic acid molecule and the donor nucleic acid molecule each contain matched termini on at least one end,
wherein the matched termini on at least one end of the cleaved nucleic acid molecule and on at least one end the donor nucleic acid molecule is at least ten nucleotides in length,
wherein the matched terminus on at least one end of the cleaved nucleic acid molecule is double-stranded and the matched terminus on at least one end of the donor nucleic acid molecule comprises a 3? single-stranded overhang.
US Pat. No. 10,429,378

METHODS OF DIFFERENTIATING PREADIPOCYTES AND USES THEREOF

Board Of Supervisors Of L...

1. A method of transdifferentiating mammalian preadipocytes, the method comprising:(a) culturing mammalian preadipocytes;
(b) infecting the mammalian preadipocytes with a viral vector encoding Oct4 such that the mammalian preadipocytes overexpress Oct4;
(c) culturing the infected cells until about 100% confluent;
(d) subculturing the cells of step (c), wherein subculturing comprises seeding at least a portion of the cells onto a mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder cell layer;
(e) expanding the cells seeded onto the feeder layer of step (d) for a period of time sufficient to produce a population of cells which produce glucagon and which express a pancreatic alpha cell marker gene selected from the group consisting of CGC, CNTN1, PCSK1, PDK4, RGS4, IRX2, LPPR4, LOXL2, KCTD12, KL, and any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,433,305

COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYYNEL OY, Oulu (FI)

1. A method for operating a radio communication apparatus communicating with at least one other apparatus, the method comprising:utilizing a first frequency block of a set of frequency blocks,
wherein each frequency block comprises a center frequency and a predetermined number of sub bands used in communication; and
based on the at least one other apparatus interpreting a signal from a first of the sub bands of the first frequency block as noise, selecting a frequency offset of the first frequency block, wherein all of the sub bands of the at least-one adjacent frequency block partly overlap all of the sub bands of the first frequency block, and the frequency offset is smaller than a bandwidth of the first sub band,
wherein the center frequency of at least one adjacent frequency block is separated from the center frequency of the first frequency block by the frequency offset, and
wherein the frequency offset is between 30 to 60 Hz.

US Pat. No. 10,433,207

LOAD BALANCING TO PROVIDE A TARGET GRADE OF SERVICE (GOS)

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a server device and from an antenna unit associated with a customer premises equipment (CPE) device, metrics associated with traffic that complies with a target grade of service (GOS), where the metrics include one or more cell identifiers that correspond to one or more cells via which the traffic is received by the CPE device;
retrieving, by the server device and as a result of receiving the one or more cell identifiers, information associated with traffic conditions within a plurality of base stations;
determining, by the server device, that a reserve capacity associated with a particular cell, of the one or more cells, associated with a base station, of the plurality of base stations, is less than a threshold,
where the reserve capacity is based on a quantity of traffic being transmitted via the particular cell and a maximum quantity of traffic associated with the particular cell;
identifying, by the server device, that the particular cell is congested based on the determination that the reserve capacity is less than the threshold;
initiating, by the server device, a load balancing operation based on identifying that the particular cell is congested; and
sending, by the server device and to one or more base stations, of the plurality of base stations that send traffic to the CPE device, a load balancing notification, where the notification:
causes traffic, not destined for the CPE device, to be rerouted to another base station of the plurality of base stations, which enables the base station to send traffic, that complies with the target GOS, to the CPE device, or
causes the CPE device to receive traffic, that complies with the target GOS, from another based station of the plurality of base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,433,186

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNALING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmitting signaling, the method comprising:selecting a first angle of rotation for modulating at least first partial signaling information carried in at least a first signaling symbol in a signaling field of a data packet, wherein the first angle is not equal to 0 degrees or 90 degrees, wherein selecting the first angle of rotation comprises selecting the first angle of rotation according to a frame format of the data packet;
selecting a second angle of rotation for modulating at least second partial signaling information carried in at least a second signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet, wherein the second angle is equal to 0 degrees;
modulating, using a binary phase shift keying (BPSK) manner of rotation by the first angle, the at least first partial signaling information carried in the at least first signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet and modulating, using the BPSK manner of rotation by the second angle, the at least second partial signaling information carried in the at least second signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet, to obtain modulated signaling information; and
sending, to a receive end, the data packet that carries.

US Pat. No. 10,433,179

SPATIAL-DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (SDMA) ACROSS MULTIPLE OPERATORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:communicating, by a first wireless communication device with a second wireless communication device, a communication indicating a reservation for one or more spatial layers in a transmission opportunity (TXOP) of a shared spectrum, wherein the shared spectrum is shared by a first network operating entity and a second network operating entity, wherein the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device are associated with the first network operating entity, wherein the first network operating entity includes a number of supportable spatial layers including the one or more spatial layers, and wherein the reservation further indicates whether sharing of remaining unreserved supportable spatial layers is allowed; and
communicating, by the first wireless communication device with the second wireless communication device, data over the one or more spatial layers during the TXOP.

US Pat. No. 10,433,087

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING VIBRATION NOISE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for reducing vibration noise by an electronic device, comprising:obtaining an audio signal, wherein the audio signal comprises vibration noise;
obtaining vibration data from one or more motion sensor signals, wherein a 6-axis motion sensor that produces the one or more motion sensor signals is alignment independent from a microphone that produces the audio signal;
processing the vibration data to produce microphone-response matched vibration data based on a transfer function, wherein processing the vibration data comprises adding vibration levels from a plurality of axes to produce a total microphone vibration response; and
reducing the vibration noise based on the microphone-response matched vibration data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,067

DSR SPEAKER ELEMENTS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

AUDIO PIXELS LTD., Rehov...

1. A piezo-electric actuator comprising:a substrate,
at least a central moving element;
a plurality of peripheral flexure benders, each flexure bender comprising at least one electrode and at least a piezoelectric material layer,
wherein at least one flexure bender comprises a top electrode split into at least two different sub-electrodes and a bottom electrode split into at least two different sub-electrodes,
wherein when a sub-electrode of the top electrode is connected to a positive potential, and another sub-electrode of the top electrode is connected to a negative potential, corresponding sub-electrodes of the bottom electrode are connected to opposite potentials with respect to the sub-electrodes of the top electrode, and
wherein the flexure benders are connected to said moving element and being configured to move said moving element along an axis perpendicular to a moving element surface, in response to an electrical stimulus applied to said at least one electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,433,048

MICRO SPEAKER HAVING A HERMETICALLY SEALED ACOUSTIC CHAMBER WITH INCREASED VOLUME

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A speaker comprising:a speaker enclosure having an enclosure wall separating a surrounding environment from an encased space, wherein the enclosure wall defines, in part, an acoustic channel that acoustically couples the encased space to the surrounding environment, and the enclosure wall comprises a chemically etched insert molded metal portion that is mechanically interlocked and hermetically sealed to a plastic portion, the chemically etched insert molded metal portion having an interlocking end comprising a planar side that is planar to the metal portion and an out-of-plane side that is outside of the plane of the metal portion and at a right angle to the planar side, and the planar side and the out-of-plane side are entirely embedded within the plastic portion; and
a speaker assembly positioned within the encased space, the speaker assembly having a sound radiating surface facing the chemically etched insert molded metal portion of the enclosure wall, a voice coil extending from the sound radiating surface, a magnet assembly having a magnetic gap aligned with the voice coil, and an acoustic chamber formed, in part, by the chemically etched insert molded metal portion of the enclosure wall and the sound radiating surface.

US Pat. No. 10,433,027

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING VIDEO ENHANCEMENT INFORMATION (VEI) FOR VIDEO QUALITY ENHANCEMENT OF FIXED/MOBILE BROADCASTING HYBRID 3DTV

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An IP-based hybrid 3DTV content reception apparatus, comprising:a receiving unit configured to receive multiplexed 3DTV content information;
an additional data obtaining unit configured to obtain service layer signaling information from the received 3DTV content information, and obtain additional data based on the obtained service layer signaling information;
a decoding unit configured to decode the received 3DTV content information by using the obtained additional data; and
a playing back unit configured to play back the decoded 3DTV content,
wherein the 3DTV content comprises either one or both of video data and audio data,
wherein the additional data comprises data required for either one or both of decoding and playing back the 3DTV content,
wherein the service layer signaling information comprises information about a standard for receiving media components (User Service Bundle Description (USBD)) and/or User Service Description (USD)) of the 3DTV content, information of the media components (Media Presentation Description (MPD), and information about a session through which the media components are transmitted (Service-based Transport Session Instance Description (S-TSID)), and
wherein the MPD comprises information corresponding to right video and information corresponding left video within a same period, and
wherein the media components are received with reference to the MPD and the S-TSID based on information included in the USBD and/or the USD.

US Pat. No. 10,433,011

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PROGRAMMING INFORMATION FOR MEDIA CONTENT TO A WEARABLE DEVICE

The DIRECTIV Group, Inc.,...

1. A device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
detecting a first smart watch and a second smart watch in proximity of a display device, wherein each of the first smart watch and the second smart watch is configured to wrap around a wrist of a person;
receiving a first user input from the first smart watch indicating to present a first selected media content and receiving a second user input from the second smart watch indicating to present a second selected media content;
causing a presentation of the first selected media content at the display device and storing of the second selected media content in a digital video recorder in response to a determination of a first user profile having a higher priority than a second user profile, wherein the first user profile is associated with the first smart watch and the second user profile is associated with the second smart watch;
detecting the first smart watch is in motion; and
causing a presentation of the second selected media content at the display device and storing at least a portion of the first selected media content in the digital video recorder in response to detecting that the first smart watch is in motion and the second smart watch is stationary.

US Pat. No. 10,432,982

ADAPTIVE BITRATE STREAMING LATENCY REDUCTION

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method of transmitting media content, comprising:receiving an adaptive transport stream description at an HTTP streamer from a media preparation unit, the adaptive transport stream description describing media content available from the media preparation unit as one or more adaptive transport streams, wherein each of said one or more adaptive transport streams are continuous streams comprising a plurality of switchable segments each comprising one or more delivery chunks, the switchable segments being marked with segment boundary points and the delivery chunks being marked with chunk boundary points, wherein positions between each of said plurality of switchable segments are positions at which a client device can switch to a different one of said one or more adaptive transport streams;
publishing a playlist with said HTTP streamer listing identifiers for one or more of said plurality of switchable segments, the switchable segments including delivery chunks;
receiving said one or more adaptive transport streams into a memory buffer at said HTTP streamer from said media preparation unit;
receiving a request at said HTTP streamer from said client device for a particular switchable segment identified on said playlist to be received at a requested bit rate;
responding to said request in the HTTP streamer by processing the received one of more adaptive transport streams on the fly in real time by;
continuing receipt of delivery chunks of a switchable segment prior to the particular switchable segment until the delivery chunks reach a segment boundary point;
identifying boundary marks of the one or more chunks in only the particular switchable segment; and
transmitting the one or more delivery chunks from said particular switchable segment at the requested bit rate to said client device using HTTP chunked transfer encoding until a terminating segment boundary point is reached,
wherein each of said one or more delivery chunks are portions of the particular switchable segment that are independently decodable by said client device, such that said HTTP streamer is configured to begin sending delivery chunks from a requested switchable segment so that said client device begins decoding and rendering received delivery chunks when said HTTP streamer has not yet received additional ones of the switchable segments from said media preparation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,432,944

LAYERED SCENE DECOMPOSITION CODEC SYSTEM AND METHODS

1. A computer-implemented method comprising the steps of:i. receiving from a source a data set comprising light field data or a 3D description of a scene;
ii. partitioning said data set into a plurality of data layers, wherein each data layer is associated with a sub volume of space having a corresponding depth range defined by two planar bounding regions, wherein the partitioning of the data set comprises partitioning each layer according to a layering scheme to facilitate encoding of the plurality of data layers to represent a distribution of a plurality of light field layers arranged such that the depth range of at least one data layer differs from the depth range of at least one other of the plurality of data layers; and
iii. sampling and rendering each of the plurality of data layers representing the plurality of light field layers to encode the light field layer corresponding to each data layer and produce a set of compressed data encoding a subset of the plurality of light field layers.

US Pat. No. 10,432,940

ENTROPY CODING OF MOTION VECTOR DIFFERENCES

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for decoding a video encoded in a data stream, comprising:a desymbolizer configured to debinarize a binarization of a motion vector difference, the motion vector difference representing a prediction error between a motion vector used in motion-compensated prediction coding of the video and a prediction of the motion vector, wherein the binarization of the motion vector difference includes (a) a prefix bin string including a truncated unary code based on a cutoff value equal to two, wherein each bin of the truncated unary code indicates whether an absolute value of the motion vector difference is greater than a respective fixed value, and (b) a suffix bin string including an Exp-Golomb code having a fixed order set to one; and
a reconstructor configured to:
determine a set of motion vector predictors based on motion vectors of neighbors of a coding block in the video to which the motion vector difference belongs,
obtain, from the data stream, an index indicating a specific motion vector predictor of the set of motion vector predictors, reconstruct the motion vector based on a debinarized value of the motion vector difference and the specific motion vector predictor, and
reconstruct the coding block of the video based on the reconstructed motion vector.

US Pat. No. 10,432,907

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR CREATING AN IMAGE AND A METHOD OF CREATING AN IMAGE

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A method for creating an image comprising the steps of:displaying a plurality of two-dimensional representations on a display within a three-dimensional space, wherein the plurality of two-dimensional representations are arranged to each individually represent a unique portion of a three-dimensional object within the three-dimensional space;
moving the display with a robotic mounting structure arranged to move the display such that the plurality of two-dimensional representations are displayed in a plurality of predefined positions within the three-dimensional space;
recording the plurality of two-dimensional representations being displayed within the three-dimensional space with an imager arranged to capture the plurality of two-dimensional representations being displayed within the three-dimensional space; and
combining the plurality of two-dimensional representations recorded in said step of recording in a plurality of predefined positions to form a single image representative of the three-dimensional object within the three-dimensional space.

US Pat. No. 10,432,877

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PROTECTING PRIVACY

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An imaging processing system comprising:a memory storing computer program instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the computer program instructions to:
generate a foreground image by extracting, from a first image frame, a difference area in which a difference from a background image is not less than a certain threshold;
extract an edge portion from the generated foreground image; and
generate a second image frame to be output by superimposing the edge portion and the background image,
wherein transparency of the second image frame is dependent on an intensity of the edge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,432,855

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING KEY FRAME MOMENTS TO CONSTRUCT SPHERICAL IMAGES

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for determining key frame moments to construct spherical images, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by computer readable instructions to:
obtain multiple video segments, individual video segments including multiple frames, wherein the individual video segments are time synchronized for at least portions of the individual video segments captured during a synchronized time period;
set a first key frame moment within the synchronized time period;
determine a first set of stitching parameter values for the frames of the individual video segments captured during the first key frame moment, the first set of stitching parameter values including values of one or more of an image capture device parameter, a color parameter, a stabilization parameter, and/or an exposure parameter;
construct, using the first set of stitching parameter values, a first set of spherical images, the first set of spherical images including a first spherical image constructed from the frames of the individual video segments captured during the first key frame moment and at least one other spherical image from the frames of the individual video segments captured at a moment adjacent or near the first key frame moment;
detect a change in the stitching parameter values of the individual video segments relative to the first set of stitching parameter values at a moment in time subsequent to the first key frame moment;
identify, based on the detected change in the stitching parameter values of the individual video segments relative to the first set of stitching parameter values not being within a predefined threshold, the moment in time subsequent to the first key frame moment as a second key frame moment;
determine a second set of stitching parameter values for the frames of the individual video segments captured during the second key frame moment; and
construct, using the second set of stitching parameter values, a second set of spherical images, the second set of spherical images including a second spherical image constructed from the frames of the individual video segments captured during the second key frame moment and at least one other spherical image constructed from the frames of the individual video segments captured at a moment adjacent or near the second key frame moment and preceding the second key moment such that the second set of stitching parameter values are used to construct the at least one other spherical image from the frames of the individual video segments captured at a moment in time between the first key frame moment and the second key frame moment.

US Pat. No. 10,432,830

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING PLURALITY OF EXTERNAL CONNECTION TERMINALS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:a plurality of inclined faces formed on a side surface in a width direction of an apparatus main body perpendicular to an optical axis, the plurality of inclined faces being inclined such that ends of the respective inclined faces on a back side of the apparatus main body are inclined in a direction to come close to the optical axis; and
a plurality of external connection terminals provided on the respective plurality of inclined faces,
wherein the plurality of inclined faces are arranged at positions so as not to overlap each other when viewed from the width direction of the apparatus main body, and are arranged at a position such that at least a part of the inclined faces overlap each other when viewed from a direction of the optical axis, and
wherein the number of external connection terminals provided on a first inclined face among the plurality of inclined faces is different from the number of external connection terminals provided on a second inclined face, among the plurality of inclined faces, other than the first inclined face.

US Pat. No. 10,432,827

INTEGRATED AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM, NOZZLE ASSEMBLY AND REMOTE CONTROL METHOD FOR CLEANING AN IMAGE SENSORS EXTERIOR OR OBJECTIVE LENS SURFACE

DLHBOWLES, INC., Canton,...

1. An external lens washing system, comprising:a substantially rigid aiming fixture having a distal side and a proximal side and being configured to support and constrain an external lens exposed toward said distal side;
said external lens having an external lens surface with a lens perimeter and a lens central axis projecting from said lens surface, wherein a lens field of view is defined as a distally projecting solid angle including said lens central axis and originating within said lens perimeter;
a first nozzle assembly configured to be supported and aimed toward said external lens by said aiming fixture;
said first nozzle assembly including a fluid inlet in fluid communication with a first laterally offset washing nozzle projecting from said aiming fixture's distal side;
said first nozzle assembly being configured and aimed to spray washing fluid toward said external lens surface and across said field of view, spraying at a first selected spray aiming angle in relation to the lens external surface; and
said first spray aiming angle being within the range bounded by 1° and 20° in relation to the lens external surface,
wherein said first nozzle assembly is aimed to spray along a first selected spray azimuth angle in relation to a fixed datum on said lens perimeter,
said external lens washing system further comprising a second nozzle assembly configured to be supported and aimed by said aiming fixture;
said second nozzle assembly including a fluid inlet in fluid communication with a second laterally offset washing nozzle projecting from said aiming fixture's distal side;
said second nozzle assembly being configured and aimed to spray washing fluid toward said external lens surface and across said field of view, spraying at a second selected spray aiming angle in relation to the lens external surface;
said second spray aiming angle being within the range bounded by 1° and 20° in relation to the lens external surface; and
said second nozzle assembly being configured and aimed to spray along a selected spray azimuth angle being radially spaced at a selected inter-spray angle from said first nozzle assembly's spray azimuth angle.

US Pat. No. 10,432,728

AUTOMATIC IMAGE SHARING WITH DESIGNATED USERS OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:causing display of a plurality of images in a user interface on a first device to a first user, wherein each of the plurality of images depicts a different person, wherein the plurality of images are obtained from a library of images associated with the first user;
receiving a selection of a particular image of the plurality of images based on first user input received by the first device;
determining a person identifier indicating a particular person depicted in the selected particular image, wherein the person identifier is designated as a person sharing criterion;
obtaining a first image associated with the first user, wherein the first image is obtained from the library of images associated with the first user, wherein the first image is not included in the plurality of images;
programmatically analyzing the first image to determine that the first image depicts a person that matches the person sharing criterion;
in response to the determination that the first image depicts the person that matches the person sharing criterion:
initiating a delay period associated with the first user for the first image;
assigning a status indicator to the first image, wherein the status indicator indicates a first status that the first image is to be shared with a second user;
determining whether second user input from the first user is received at the first device during the delay period, the second user input indicating that the first image is not to be shared with the second user; and
if it is determined that the second user input is received, updating the status indicator to a second status that indicates the first image is not to be shared with the second user; and
based on the determination that the first image depicts the person that matches the person sharing criterion, and in response to an expiration of the delay period and the status indicator indicating the first status, updating an access permission for the first image of the library of images associated with the first user to grant access to the first image to the second user of a second device over a communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,432,701

DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTIONS IN HOST APPLICATIONS

Tealium Inc., San Diego,...

1. A method comprising:under control of a physical user computing device:
executing a host application comprising a first tag library, the first tag library configured to track interaction data indicative of end user interactions with the physical user computing device, wherein the first tag library comprises first content configured to being presented on the physical user computing device;
receiving a second tag library comprising modified content, wherein the modified content is different from the first content;
before recompiling the host application, constructing a tag object from the second tag library comprising the modified content; and
executing the tag object, wherein executing the tag object comprises:
causing presentation of the modified content instead of the first content on the physical user computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,662

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BLOCKING MALICIOUS THIRD PARTY SITE TAGGING

Oath, Inc., New York, NY...

1. A method, implemented on a computing device having at least one processor programmed to execute one or more computer program instructions, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for blocking malicious third party site tagging, wherein the one or more computer program instructions, when executed, cause the at the at least one processor to perform the method comprising:receiving, from a user, a request to access a web page;
obtaining a page resource associated with the web page;
adding one or more tags to the page resource, wherein the one or more tags are associated with one or more tag sources, respectively, each of which returns content displayable by the web page;
obtaining at least one content security policy with respect to the page source indicating authorized domains;
blocking, in accordance with the at least one content security policy on the page resource, at least one of the one or more tag sources, wherein the at least one of the one or more tag sources is directed to an additional tag source not within the authorized domains; and
sending, to the user for presentation via a display, the web page in accordance with the at least one content security policy such that the content associated with the at least one of the one or more tag sources is prevented from being loaded to the web page.

US Pat. No. 10,432,660

ADVANCED CYBERSECURITY THREAT MITIGATION FOR INTER-BANK FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

QOMPLX, INC., Reston, VA...

1. A system for detection and mitigation of cyberattacks on inter-bank financial transaction networks comprising:an interface with an inter-bank financial transaction network, connected to an advanced cyber decision platform for mitigation of cyberattacks, the platform comprising:
a computer system or network comprising at least one memory, at least one processor, and a first plurality of programming instructions comprising an operating system;
a time series data store comprising at least a second plurality of programming instructions operating on the computer system or network which cause the computer system or network to:
monitor a plurality of network events on the inter-bank financial transaction network;
produce time-series data comprising at least a record of a network event on the inter-bank financial transaction network and the time at which the event occurred;
an observation and state estimation module comprising at least a third plurality of programming instructions operating on the computer system or network which cause the computer system or network to:
monitor a plurality of connected resources on the inter-bank financial transaction network;
establish a baseline of expected behavior for each connected resource based on that resource's activity on the inter-bank financial transaction network over a defined period of time; and
produce a cyber-physical graph representing at least a portion of the plurality of connected resources, the cyber-physical graph comprising at least the logical relationships between the portion of the plurality of connected resources on the inter-bank financial transaction network, the physical relationships between any connected resources that comprise at least a hardware device, the expected behaviors for each connected resource, and any deviations from expected behavior for each connected resource;
a directed computational graph module comprising at least a fourth plurality of programming instructions operating on the computer system or network which cause the computer system or network to:
perform a plurality of analysis and transformation operations on at least a portion of the time-series data;
perform a plurality of analysis and transformation operations on at least a portion of the cyber-physical graph; and
produce a directed computational graph based on the analysis and transformation operations performed on the time-series data and the cyber-physical graph; and
a transaction validator comprising at least a fifth plurality of programming instructions operating on the computer system or network which cause the computer system or network to:
receive inter-bank financial transaction requests;
analyze each transaction request based on the information contained in the directed computational graph;
determine whether the transaction request is valid based on the analysis of the transaction request;
if the transaction is determined to be valid, forward the transaction for completion; and
if the transaction is determined to be invalid, deny the transaction and generate an alert or a change to the cyber-physical graph.

US Pat. No. 10,432,564

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING USER EXPRESSION SERVICE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for providing a user interaction service in a communication system using a server, the method comprising:receiving, from a gateway, a request message for a user expression of a terminal;
identifying a preference of the terminal based on a user preference document associated with the terminal, wherein the preference of the terminal indicates whether the terminal prefers to receive the request message for the user expression, and wherein the user preference document is obtained from an XML document management server (XDMS);
transmitting, to the terminal, the request message for the user expression in response to identifying that the terminal prefers to receive the request message for the user expression;
receiving, from the terminal, a first response message including information about the user expression; and
transmitting the first response message to the gateway,
wherein the request message for the user expression includes at least one of a description about the user expression, a way for a participation of the user expression, or an expiration time of the user expression.

US Pat. No. 10,432,529

ENHANCED LARGE DATA TRANSMISSIONS AND CATASTROPHIC CONGESTION AVOIDANCE OVER IPV6 TCP/IP NETWORKS

Connectivity Systems Inco...

1. A method for avoiding congestion in a packet switched network comprising the steps of:initializing, at a destination host, a transmission timer;
receiving, at the destination host, a first received fragment of a fragmented datagram,
wherein the fragmented datagram is fragmented into a total number of fragments comprising the first received fragment and at least one lost fragment;
starting the transmission timer upon receipt of the first received fragment;
incrementing the transmission timer; and
if the incremented transmission time is less than a transmission timeout time:
generating a fragmentation data loss error message comprising:
an identification value identifying the fragmented datagram; and
a bitmap identifying the at least one lost fragment of the fragmented datagram;
transmitting the fragmentation data loss error message to a source host;
identifying, at said source host, said at least one lost fragment from said fragmentation data loss error message;
sending, from said source host, only said at least one lost fragment to said destination host; and
receiving, at said destination host, said at least one lost fragment such that all fragments of said fragmented datagram are received before said transmission timeout time.

US Pat. No. 10,432,422

PARAMETERIZED QUALITY OF SERVICE ARCHITECTURE IN A NETWORK

Entropic Communications L...

1. A communication network comprising:a requesting node;
a Network Coordinator (NC) node; and
a plurality of requested nodes,
wherein:
the requesting node is operable to, at least, communicate a first message to the NC node requesting a list comprising parameterized quality of service (PQoS) flows of the communication network; and
the NC node is operable to, at least:
receive the first message from the requesting node; and
in response to the received first message:
communicate a second message to each requested node of the plurality of requested nodes, the second message requesting from said each requested node a list identifying PQoS flows for which said each requested node is an ingress node;
receive, from said each requested node a respective third message comprising a list identifying PQoS flows for which said each requested node is an ingress node;
form an aggregated list of PQoS flows comprising each respective list identifying PQoS flows from each received third message; and
communicate a fourth message to at least the requesting node comprising the aggregated list,
wherein the second message specifies a range of PQoS flows being queried.

US Pat. No. 10,432,311

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPTIMIZING NETWORK CATCHMENT AREAS

Khalifa University of Sci...

1. A method of installing a telecommunications network, the network including:a plurality of customer blocks, each having a geographical position and a completion time associated with it; and
a plurality of distribution hubs which will connect said customer blocks to the network infrastructure when the network is created:
wherein the method includes the steps of:
procuring the distribution hubs;
assigning, to each distribution hub, an initial geographical position, an initial completion time; an initially assigned customer block, and a maximum number of customer blocks that can be assigned to it, wherein the initial geographical position of the distribution hub is within its initially assigned customer block,
concurrently, for each distribution hub, and repeatedly, until all of the customer blocks have been assigned to a hub, or all hubs have their maximum number of customer blocks assigned to them:
a) determining a customer block to be assigned to each hub by selecting, from among the group of customer blocks adjacent to blocks already assigned to that hub, the customer block which has the lowest value in a distance function that takes account of the relative geographical relationship between the block and the hub;
b) assigning the selected block to the hub; and
c) updating the position and completion time of the hub to take account of the position and completion time of the newly-assigned block,
selecting, from a plurality of potential installation alternatives produced by said repeating steps, the installation alternative that optimises a cost function that takes account of both the relative geographical relationship between the blocks and the final determined positions of the hubs to which they are assigned and the relationship between the respective completion times of the blocks and the hubs to which they are assigned to, each installation alternative being based on different initial assignments in said assigning step;
installing the hubs in accordance with the final determined positions and completion times of each hub in said selected installation alternative; and
connecting the hubs to the customer blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,432,293

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NODE AND A METHOD FOR PROCESSING A SIGNAL IN SAID NODE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A wireless communication node comprising at least one array antenna configured to receive a radio signal, said at least one array antenna comprising:a plurality of receiving antenna devices,
each of said plurality of receiving antenna devices being connected to a respective receiving circuit which is configured for processing said radio signal,
each receiving circuit comprising:
a demodulator,
an analog-to-digital converter and
a decoder,
the demodulator being configured to:
receive an analog signal from a corresponding receiving antenna device and
to output a demodulated analog signal to said analog-to-digital converter which outputs a converted digital signal to the decoder,
wherein said wireless communication node is configured for adding a direct current, DC, offset value to said demodulated analog signal and
wherein each of the DC offset values for the plurality of receiving circuits are separate and combined offset values of said wireless communication node follow a predetermined distribution of values, having a variance, over the analog-to-digital converters.

US Pat. No. 10,432,195

POWER OUTLET SOCKET SENSOR SWITCH

CONNECTED GROUP AUSTRALIA...

1. A mains electrical power outlet assembly; said power outlet assembly including at least one power outlet socket adapted to receive a plug of an electrical appliance or electrical extension cord; said power outlet assembly including at least one sensing module operating a power switching module and a programmable and reprogrammable microprocessor; said sensing module including a sensor responsive to proximity to said sensor of selected objects; proximity of a said selected object switching status of a said power outlet socket from a current state to another state; and wherein said at least one power outlet socket is switched to a locked deactivated state if a sensible object remains within sensing distance of an associated said sensor of said at least one power outlet socket for at least a first predetermined duration; said locked deactivated state being reversed to an activated state when a said sensible object is maintained within said sensing distance of said associated sensor for at least a second predetermined duration, wherein said assembly includes an infrared transmitter and receiver module; said module adapted to receive programming data via an infrared data stream from a remote infrared data transmitter; said data stream passing to said module via a light guide provided between an upper rim of a face plate of said assembly and said module.

US Pat. No. 10,432,183

CLOCK GENERATION CIRCUIT HAVING DESKEW FUNCTION AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A clock generation circuit comprising:a clock gating circuit configured to receive a first waveform signal in response to an input clock signal and generate a first output signal;
a flip-flop configured to receive the input clock signal and a second waveform signal and generate a second output signal; and
an OR circuit configured to perform an OR operation on the first output signal and the second output signal to generate an output clock signal having a period which is N times that of a period of the input clock signal, where ‘N’ is a positive real number;
wherein the first and second waveform signals are an inverted signal of the second output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,432,141

MULTIMODE VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A circuit comprising:a voltage controlled oscillator comprising one or more inductors, one or more capacitors, and at least two cross coupled transistors;
a first transistor having an opposite device type than the cross coupled transistors;
a second transistor having the opposite device type than the cross coupled transistors;
first and second capacitive attenuator circuits, the first capacitive attenuator circuit including a first capacitor series coupled with a second capacitor, the second capacitive attenuator circuit include a third capacitor series coupled with a fourth capacitor, wherein the first transistor is cross coupled to the second transistor through the first capacitor of the first capacitive attenuator circuit and the second transistor is cross coupled to the first transistor through the third transistor of the second capacitive attenuator circuit; and
a first circuit coupling the second capacitor of the first capacitive attenuator circuit to the fourth capacitor of the second attenuator circuit exclusive of the cross couplings between the first transistor and the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,432,135

SOLAR ROOF TILE SYSTEM

Sigma Energy Systems GmbH...

1. A solar roof plate system for installing on an inclined surface of a roof having a ridge and/or an eave, comprising:two or more roof plates, each of said roof plates comprising an upper side and a lower side, said upper side of each of said roof plates capable of receiving a solar module extending over said upper side so as to fasten said solar module to said upper side; and
a profile rail capable of interconnecting said two or more roof plates, said profile rail comprises at least one roof plate receptacle for receiving at least one of said two or more roof plates, said at least one roof plate receptacle comprises a profile clamp and at least one of said two or more roof plates comprises a clamp section capable of being gripped by said profile clamp, and said profile rail comprises at least one of a module receptacle for receiving an edge of said solar module facing the ridge and/or the eave of the roof.

US Pat. No. 10,432,118

IDENTIFYING VOLTAGE TO PREVENT MOTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DAMAGE

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A motor control system, comprising:a control logic configured to receive an indication of a voltage representing a desired motor rotation direction;
a motor controller coupled to the control logic; and
a logical OR gate having a first input terminal coupled to the control logic, a second input terminal coupled to a pulse width modulation (PWM) logic, and an output terminal coupled to the motor controller;
wherein the control logic is configured to issue a signal if the indication of voltage falls within a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,432,074

VIBRATOR UNIT AND VIBRATION GENERATOR

MINEBEA CO., LTD., Kitsa...

1. A vibrator unit capable of being attached to a housing of a vibration generator, the vibrator unit comprising:a vibrator including a magnet and a back yoke arranged on or above the magnet; and
an elastic member including:
a vibrator attachment part attached to the vibrator;
a housing attachment part attached to the housing; and
an arm part coupling the vibrator attachment part and the housing attachment part, said arm part displaceably supporting the vibrator attachment part at least in a horizontal direction with respect to the housing attachment part,
the back yoke including a planar part arranged on or above the magnet and a holding part bending the planar part toward a frame from the planar part,
the vibrator attachment part being held and embraced by the holding part,
the holding part includes a hole,
the vibrator attachment part includes a projecting part, and
the projecting part is fitted in the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,432,064

HUB MOTOR ARRANGEMENT OR VEHICLE WITH HUB MOTOR ARRANGEMENT

RAZOR USA LLC, Cerritos,...

1. A hub motor arrangement, comprising:a housing defining an interior space and an axis of rotation;
an axle defining the axis of rotation of the housing, wherein a first end portion of the axle is located outside of the interior space of the housing and a second end portion of the axle is located within the interior space of the housing such that the axle does not pass completely through the housing;
a first plurality of planet gears, each of the first plurality of planet gears supported on a first planet carrier, the first planet carrier comprising a carrier sun gear;
a second plurality of planet gears, each of the second plurality of planet gears supported on a second planet carrier and driven by the carrier sun gear;
a motor, wherein the first plurality of planet gears and the second plurality of planet gears are positioned between the axle and the motor along the axis of rotation;
a sun gear driven by the motor and that drives the first plurality of planet gears;
a ring gear driven by the first plurality of planet gears and the second plurality of planet gears, wherein the ring gear drives the housing for rotation about the axis of rotation;
wherein the motor is coupled for rotation with the ring gear and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,432,055

MOTOR, ACTUATOR, SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, AND FLAT DISPLAY MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A motor comprising:a stator which includes a coil and a stator core;
a rotor which is disposed at the outside of the stator in the radial direction and rotates relative to the stator;
a rotor housing which rotates along with the rotor;
a stator housing which fixes the stator thereto, includes a space formed between the stator housing and the rotor housing, and overlaps the rotor housing with a first gap interposed therebetween in the entire circumferential direction;
a bearing which supports the rotor housing to be rotatable relative to the stator housing;
an annular member which overlaps the stator housing with a second gap interposed therebetween in the entire circumferential direction inside the space;
an exhaust hole which sucks and discharges air of the space through the second gap; and
an exhaust groove which is interposed between the second gap and the exhaust hole and is provided at the stator housing in the entire circumferential direction along the second gap.

US Pat. No. 10,432,036

FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION

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

10. A device for wireless charging of a remote device, the device comprising:a transmitter circuit configured to:
transmit power to the remote device;
measure first parameters of an antenna circuit connected to an output of the control circuit; and
model the antenna circuit as a first virtual antenna portion and a second virtual antenna portion by assigning predetermined characteristics to the first virtual antenna portion and determining characteristics of the second virtual antennal portion based upon the first parameters; and
detect the presence of a foreign object by:
receiving reference characteristics of the antenna circuit from a receiver device;
measuring second parameters of the antenna circuit;
determine characteristics for the first virtual antenna from the second parameters and by fixing the determined characteristics of the second virtual antenna portion; and
identifying a foreign object by comparing the determined characteristics for the first virtual antenna with the characteristics received from the receiver device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,000

PORTABLE CHARGER HAVING SWITCH FOR ADJUSTING VOLTAGE THEREOF

APO INTERNATIONAL CO., LT...

1. A portable charger, comprising:a power supply, comprising a first casing, a battery module, a first terminal set, a voltage control module and a first switch portion, the battery module, the first terminal set, the voltage control module and the first switch portion being disposed in the first casing, and the battery module, the first terminal set and the first switch portion being electrically connected to the voltage control module; and
an adapter, comprising a second casing, a second terminal set, an output connector and a second switch portion, the second terminal set, the output connector and the second switch portion being disposed in the second casing, the second terminal set being electrically connected to the output connector, the second casing being detachably disposed on the first casing, and the second switch portion and the first switch portion configured to switch control mode of the voltage control module;
wherein, the battery module has an initial voltage; when the second casing of the adapter is detached from the first casing of the power supply, and the first switch portion is not activated by the second switch portion, the portable charger is in a first state, and the voltage control module adjusts the initial voltage to a first voltage, allowing the first terminal set to output the first voltage; when the second casing of the adapter is disposed on the first casing of the power supply, the first switch portion is activated by the second switch portion, the portable charger is in a second state, and the voltage control module adjusts the initial voltage to a second voltage which is different from the first voltage, allowing the first terminal set to output the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,431,992

BATTERY CHARGER WITH USER INTERFACE

TRAXXAS LP, McKinney, TX...

1. A battery charger configured to simultaneously connect to a first battery and a second battery, comprising:a first power section generating a first charge rate according to either a first low current setting or a first high current setting for charging the first battery;
a second power section for generating a second charge rate for charging the second battery when the second power section is in an enabled state;
an output mode selector electrically coupled to each of the first and second power sections that is user actuated to select operation of the battery charger from at least a high output mode and a dual output mode;
wherein the first charge rate is generated according to the first high current setting and the second power section is disabled when the high output mode is selected by user actuation of the output mode selector; and
wherein the first charge rate is generated according to the first low current setting and the second power section is enabled when the dual output mode is selected by user actuation of the output mode selector.

US Pat. No. 10,431,870

CHIP-AND-PACKAGE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA

City University of Hong K...

15. A method for providing a chip-and-package distributed antenna, the method comprising:integrating one or more exciting elements in an integrated circuit chip for including in an integrated circuit product, wherein the integrated circuit product comprises the integrated circuit chip and a package housing the integrated circuit chip; and
attaching a primary radiator to a surface of the integrated circuit chip, wherein the primary radiator is configured to be disposed in the package and external to the integrated circuit chip, wherein the primary radiator is configured to operate in cooperation with the one or more exciting elements to radiate, receive, or radiate and receive electromagnetic (EM) waves of radio frequency (RF) signals.

US Pat. No. 10,431,812

NON-AQUEOUS, HIGH CAPACITY CATHODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

KOREA ELECTRONICS TECHNOL...

1. A method of preparing a non-aqueous cathode material for a lithium secondary battery, the method consisting of:a process of preparing a spherical transition metal complex carbonate by co-precipitating an aqueous solution in which a nickel material, a cobalt material, a manganese material, a carbonate group material, and an ammonia material are mixed;
a process of coating a surface of the spherical transition metal complex carbonate with nano-sized titanium dioxide; and
a process of preparing a spherical lithium-rich cathode material by mixing a lithium material with the spherical transition metal complex carbonate coated with the nano-sized titanium dioxide and performing a heat treatment thereon,
wherein, in the process of preparing the spherical transition metal complex carbonate,
a concentration of each of the cobalt material, nickel material, manganese material, carbonate group material, and ammonia material is in a range of 0.5 to 2 M, and
the cobalt material, nickel material, manganese material, carbonate group material, and ammonia material are mixed in a ratio of (cobalt material +nickel material +manganese material):carbonate group material:ammonia material=1:1.8 to 2.5:0.5 to 1.5, and a pH of the aqueous solution is maintained in a range of 7 to 9.

US Pat. No. 10,431,811

ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY CELL HAVING WATER-BASED LI-ION ANODE SLURRY AND PROCESS OF PREPARING SAME

SF MOTORS, INC., Santa C...

1. A method of providing an anode of a battery cell to power an electric vehicle, comprising:forming a powder mix comprising a carbonaceous material and a conductive additive;
dividing the powder mix into a plurality of portions each within 10% by weight of each other;
generating a slurry by:
iteratively, for each of the plurality of portions, adding one of the plurality of portions to a carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) solution and mixing the CMC solution containing the one of the plurality of portions;
measuring a viscosity of the slurry subsequent to the mixing of the CMC solution containing the one of the plurality of portions;
adding DI water when the viscosity of the slurry is above 3000 cps;
adding additional powder mix when the viscosity of the slurry is below 2500 cps;
adding, subsequent to measuring the viscosity of the slurry, a binder including at least one of a styrene butadiene rubber solution and a polyacrylic acid solution to the slurry;
mixing the slurry containing the binder until two measurements of a slurry particle size indicate the slurry particle size is below 50 ?m;
dispensing the slurry onto a face of a conductive film to a thickness in a range between 100 ?m and 250 ?m;
forming the anode from the conductive film; and
installing the anode into the battery cell of a battery pack to power the electric vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,431,748

CYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT COMPRISING SAME

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

1. A cyclic compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein in Chemical Formula 1,
at least one of Ar1 and Ar2 is a substituted or unsubstituted pyrimidyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted triazinyl group, and wherein when the at least one of Ar1 and Ar2 is a substituted pyrimidyl group or a substituted triazinyl group, the pyrimidyl group or the triazinyl group has 2 or 3 substituents selected from the group consisting of a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, a biphenyl group, a nitrile group, a pyridinyl group, and a thiophenyl group;
when one of the Ar1 and Ar2 is a substituted or unsubstituted pyrimidyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted triazinyl group, the other one of Ar1 and Ar2 is -L1-(Z1)p;
L1 is selected from the group consisting of a direct bond; a phenylene group, a biphenylylene group, a naphthylene group, a quinolinylene group, a quinazolinylene group, a pyridinylene group, a pyrimidinylene group, and a triazinylene group;
Z1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; a nitrile group; a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, a biphenyl group, a pyridine group, a pyrimidinyl group, a triazinyl group, a quinolinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, and a thiophenyl group; however, Z1 is not hydrogen when L1 is a direct bond;
p is an integer of 1 to 3, and when p is two or more, Z1s are the same as or different from each other;
m and n are 1;
X is C; and
R1 and R2 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently selected from the group consisting of a methyl group, an ethyl group, a phenyl group and a naphthyl group, or R1 and R2 are linked to each other to form a cyclohexyl group, with the proviso that when one of R1 and R2 is a phenyl group the other one of R1 and R2 is a methyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,431,747

QUINOID COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN SEMICONDUCTING MATRIX MATERIALS, ELECTRONIC AND OPTOELECTRONIC STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

Novaled GmbH, Dresden (D...

1. A quinoid compound or derivative thereof, wherein the quinoid compound is selected from the group consisting of:wherein:R1-R8 are independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, COR, perhalogenated or partially halogenated C1-C10 alkyl groups, substituted or unsubstituted electron-withdrawing aryl-, or substituted or unsubstituted electron-withdrawing heteroaryl groups;
R10-R15 are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, CN, NO2, COR, C1-C10 alkyl, perfluorinated C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted electron-withdrawing aryl-, or substituted or unsubstituted electron-withdrawing heteroaryl groups;
X, X1, Y, and Y1 are independently selected from:
wherein:Z is selected from halogen, NO2, NO, CF3, COR, or SO2R;
R is selected from substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
Ar is an acceptor-substituted and halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon; and
Hetaryl is an acceptor-substituted and/or halogenated, electron-withdrawing aromatic heterocyclic compound.

US Pat. No. 10,431,710

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

PLAYNITRIDE INC., Tainan...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:an epitaxial structure comprising:
a first type semiconductor layer comprising a first semiconductor sublayer;
a second type semiconductor layer; and
a light emitting layer disposed between the first type semiconductor layer and the second type semiconductor layer;
wherein, the first semiconductor sublayer has a heavily doped part and a lightly doped part which are doped by a first type dopant, the lightly doped part is disposed between the light emitting layer and the heavily doped part, a doping concentration of the first type dopant in the heavily doped part is between 1017 atoms/cm3 and 1018 atoms/cm3, and a doping concentration of the first type dopant in the lightly doped part is less than or equal to 1016 atoms/cm3,
wherein the first semiconductor sublayer is a single layer, in an image of an electron microscope or a secondary ion mass spectrometry, the heavily doped part and the lightly doped part of the first semiconductor sublayer show consistent grayscale level.

US Pat. No. 10,431,692

PREPARATION METHODS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER AND TFT, TFT AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE COMPRISING SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A preparation method for a transistor, comprising:forming a silicon dioxide insulating layer as sidewalls at two opposing ends of a semiconductor layer to be formed on a flexible substrate;
subjecting two opposing surfaces of the sidewalls to amination treatment using aminopropyltriethoxy silane (APTES) solution so that an aminosiloxane monolayer self-assembly is formed on the two opposing surfaces of the sidewalls;
carboxylating a carbon nanotube solution and making the carboxylated carbon nanotube solution on a surface of the flexible substrate and between the two opposing surfaces formed with the aminosiloxane monolayer self-assembly to form a carbon nanotube film between the two opposing surfaces;
removing portions of the carbon nanotube film above a top surface of the sidewalls to form the semiconductor layer no higher than the top of the sidewalls;
forming a gate insulating film on the semiconductor layer;
forming via holes in the gate insulating layer;
forming a metal film by vapor deposition or sputtering process; and
forming a source and a drain at the via holes by patterning process such that the source and the drain are in contact with the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,691

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A liquid crystal display panel comprising a thin film transistor, wherein the thin film transistor comprises:a substrate, a gate electrode layer and an insulating layer, wherein the gate electrode layer is disposed on the substrate, the insulating layer covers the gate electrode layer;
a semiconductor layer is disposed on the insulating layer;
a conductor layer is disposed on the semiconductor layer;
the semiconductor layer comprises a channel region, the channel region divides the semiconductor layer into left and right portions, the conductor layer is disposed on the left and right portions of the semiconductor layer to form two island structures;
an insulating spacer layer is disposed on the insulating layer;
a source-drain electrode layer is disposed on the conductor layer and the insulating spacer layer;
a passivation layer is disposed on the source-drain electrode layer and the semiconductor layer;
wherein the insulating spacer layer is disposed between the source-drain electrode layer and the semiconductor layer;
the gate electrode layer and the source-drain electrode layer are metal material; and
the insulating layer, the insulating spacer layer and the passivation layer are insulating materials;
the passivation layer is disposed above the insulating spacer layer, and the insulating spacer layer comprises a first thickness and a second thickness, the second thickness is smaller than the first thickness, and the second thickness is greater than or equal to the thickness of the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,634

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE WITH RECESSES FILLED WITH A PHOSPHOR FILLING LAYER IN THE BASE MATERIAL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An organic electroluminescence device comprising:a base material including a recessed portion on a surface side;
a reflective layer;
a filling layer having optical transparency;
a first electrode having optical transparency;
an organic layer including at least a light emitting layer; and
a second electrode having optical transparency and light reflectivity,
the reflective layer being disposed at least along a surface of the recessed portion, the filling layer being disposed in the recessed portion through the reflective layer, the first electrode being disposed at least on an upper-layer side of the filling layer, the organic layer being disposed on an upper-layer side of the first electrode, and the second electrode being disposed on an upper-layer side of the organic layer, wherein
the filling layer includes at least one type of phosphor, and
a lower face of the first electrode at a position inside the recessed portion is positioned lower than a plane including the surface side of the base material.

US Pat. No. 10,431,628

DUAL CHANNEL/GATE VERTICAL FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR (FET) FOR USE WITH A PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTION (PMTJ)

SPIN MEMORY, INC., Fremo...

1. A method, comprising:forming a drain material above a substrate in a film thickness direction;
forming and patterning a first masking layer above the drain material in the film thickness direction, the first masking layer being patterned to expose a portion of the drain material having a circular cross-section along a plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction;
removing all portions of the drain material except for the exposed portion of the drain material and portions positioned directly therebelow in the film thickness direction using the first masking layer;
removing the first masking layer during or after removal of the portions of the drain material;
forming a first insulative layer above portions of the substrate not covered by the drain material to a thickness consistent with an upper surface of the drain material;
forming a second insulative layer above the first insulative layer and the drain material in the film thickness direction to a desired thickness;
placing the first masking layer above the second insulative layer aligned with previous placement of the first masking layer above the substrate to expose a portion of the second insulative layer having the circular cross-section along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction;
removing the exposed portion of the second insulative layer to expose the upper surface of the drain material;
removing the first masking layer during or after removal of the exposed portion of the second insulative layer;
growing the second insulative layer along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction to shrink a diameter of a hole through the second insulative layer having the circular cross-section along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction;
removing exposed portions of the drain material through the hole of the second insulative layer to form a drain contact having a circular cross-sectional hole in a center thereof along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction;
removing the first insulative layer and the second insulative layer;
removing portions of the substrate positioned directly below the drain contact to a desired level in the film thickness direction to form a channel having the circular cross-section with a hole in a center thereof along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction;
forming gate dielectric layers above the drain contact and on sides of the drain contact and the channel, the gate dielectric layers having concentric circular cross-sections along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction, wherein the circular cross-section of the drain contact has one circular cross-sectional portion of the gate dielectric layers in direct contact on either side thereof;
forming a source layer below the channel in the film thickness direction, the source layer being electrically coupled to the channel;
forming and patterning a second masking layer above the gate dielectric layers positioned above the drain contact and above the hole in the center of the drain contact in the film thickness direction, wherein the second masking layer has a rectangular cross-section along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction that is positioned above a plurality of drain contacts;
removing portions of the source layer and substrate not covered by the second masking layer in the film thickness direction to form a source line that is electrically coupled to a plurality of channels along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction;
removing the second masking layer;
forming a third insulative layer having a thickness in the film thickness direction that corresponds to a desired height of a lower surface of subsequently formed gate layers;
forming the gate layers above the third insulative layer on sides of the gate dielectric layers to a thickness coincident with a lower surface of the drain contact in the film thickness direction, wherein an inner gate layer fills a hole through a center of a center concentric circular cross-section of the gate dielectric layers along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction, and wherein an outer gate layer surrounds an outside concentric circular cross-section of the gate dielectric layers along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction;
removing an upper portion of the gate dielectric layers above the drain contact to expose an upper surface of the drain contact;
forming an electrode above the upper surface of the drain contact; and
forming a fourth insulative layer above the third insulative layer and the gate layers in the film thickness direction, and along sides of the electrode along the plane perpendicular to the film thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 10,431,596

STAGGERED WORD LINE ARCHITECTURE FOR REDUCED DISTURB IN 3-DIMENSIONAL NOR MEMORY ARRAYS

SUNRISE MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A memory structure, comprising:a semiconductor substrate having a planar surface;
an array of memory cells sharing a common bit line that extends along a first direction substantially parallel the planar surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein a first group of the memory cells are provided on a first side of the common bit line and wherein a second group of the memory cells are provided on a second side of the common bit line opposite the first side and wherein each memory cell comprises a storage layer;
a first plurality of conductors provided above the semiconductor substrate and below the array of memory cells, each conductor in the first plurality of conductors extending along a second direction that is parallel the planar surface and substantially perpendicular to the first direction, wherein the conductors of the first plurality of conductors are separated from each other by a first distance;
a second plurality of conductors provided above the array of memory cells, each conductor in the second plurality of conductors extending along the second direction, wherein the conductors of the second plurality of conductors are separated from each other by the first distance, and wherein the second plurality of conductors are offset from the first set of conductors by substantially half the first distance along the first direction;
a third plurality of conductors each extending along a third direction substantially perpendicular to the planar surface, wherein a first group of the third plurality of conductors each contact a conductor in the first plurality of conductors and wherein a second group of the third plurality of conductors each contact a conductor in the second plurality of conductors, wherein each conductor in the first and second groups of the third plurality of conductors are provided in contact with a storage layer of a memory cell in the first group or the second group of the memory cells, serving as a gate electrode for the memory cell.

US Pat. No. 10,431,554

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR EN...

1. A semiconductor device package, comprising:a carrier;
an electronic component disposed over a top surface of the carrier;
a package body disposed over the top surface of the carrier and covering the electronic component; and
a shield layer, comprising a first magnetically permeable layer disposed over the package body, a first electrically conductive layer disposed over the first magnetically permeable layer, and a second magnetically permeable layer disposed over the first electrically conductive layer,
wherein the first electrically conductive layer is interposed between the first magnetically permeable layer and the second magnetically permeable layer,
wherein a permeability of the first electrically conductive layer is lower than each of a permeability of the first magnetically permeable layer and a permeability of the second magnetically permeable layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,527

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH ISLAND AND ASSOCIATED LEADS

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a resin package having a first corner portion, a second corner portion, a third corner portion and a fourth corner portion, and a package line which connects the first and the second corner portions;
an island having an exposed portion which is partly exposed from the resin package in a bottom view of the resin package, the exposed portion having a first exposed corner portion, a second exposed corner portion, a third exposed corner portion and a fourth exposed corner portion;
a semiconductor chip disposed on a surface of the island;
a first lead disposed in a vicinity of the first corner portion in the bottom view of the resin package, the first lead having a short side and a long side, both of the short side and the long side of the first lead being substantially parallel to a first exposed diagonal line imagined by connecting the first and third corner portions;
a second lead disposed in a vicinity of the second corner portion in the bottom view of the resin package, the second lead having a short side and a long side, both of the short side and the long side of the second lead being substantially parallel to the first exposed diagonal line;
a third lead disposed in a vicinity of the third corner portion in the bottom view of the resin package, the third lead having a short side and a long side, both of the short side and the long side of the third lead being substantially parallel to the first exposed diagonal line; and
a fourth lead disposed in a vicinity of the fourth corner portion in the bottom view of the resin package, the fourth lead having a short side and a long side, both of the short side and the long side of the fourth lead being substantially parallel to the first exposed diagonal line, wherein
a distance between the first exposed corner portion and the package line is longer than a length of the short side of the first lead; and
the distance between the first exposed corner portion and the package line is shorter than a length of the long side of the first lead.

US Pat. No. 10,431,525

BOND-OVER-ACTIVE CIRCUITY GALLIUM NITRIDE DEVICES

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first layer with a plurality of cells, each cell comprising a drain finger, a source finger and a gate ring; and
a second layer comprising a drain pad and a source pad, the drain pad having a width and a source pad having a width substantially the same as the drain pad;
wherein a width of each drain finger of the first layer is wider than a width of each source finger of the first layer;
wherein each drain pad is coupled to each drain finger through a first contact and the source pad is coupled to each source finger through a second contact, where a width of the first contact is wider than a width of the second contact; and
wherein one of the drain pad or the source pad is positioned over one of the drain finger or the source finger.

US Pat. No. 10,431,519

CARRIER REMOVAL BY USE OF MULTILAYER FOIL

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A semiconductor device assembly comprising:a semiconductor device having a first side and a second side;
a substrate;
a foil layer attached to a surface of the substrate;
a release layer attached to the foil layer, the foil layer positioned between the release layer and the surface of the substrate; and
a layer of adhesive configured to connect the semiconductor device to the substrate, the layer of adhesive positioned between the first side of the semiconductor device and the release layer, wherein upon the application of an energy pulse to the foil layer, the foil layer is configured to generate heat to cause the release layer to selectively release the substrate from the adhesive layer, wherein the foil layer is a multilayer foil comprised of alternating layers of two materials.

US Pat. No. 10,431,518

RFIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME

NINGBO SEMICONDUCTOR INTE...

1. A radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) device, comprising:a first semiconductor layer having a first surface and a second surface;
a first dielectric layer on the first surface of the first semiconductor layer;
a semiconductor component within the first semiconductor layer and the first dielectric layer, the semiconductor component including at least one transistor;
a second dielectric layer on the second surface of the first semiconductor layer; and
a sheet-like heat sink, formed of a material at least including a dielectric material on a surface of the second dielectric layer opposite to the first semiconductor layer and configured to dissipate heat from the semiconductor component, wherein the sheet-like heat sink includes a first heat sink sheet arranged in a vertical projection area of the at least one transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,431,513

MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES, STACKED MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

12. A stacked microelectronic device, comprising:a first microelectronic device, including:
a first lower substrate with a footprint,
a first microelectronic die carried on the first lower substrate and electrically coupled to the first lower substrate by a first plurality of wirebonds, and
a first upper substrate disposed over the first microelectronic die and electrically coupled to the first lower substrate by a second plurality of wirebonds,
wherein the first microelectronic die includes a first perimeter array of bond-pads on an upper side thereof, and wherein the first upper substrate is positioned inboard of the first perimeter array; and
a second microelectronic device disposed over the first microelectronic device, the second microelectronic device including:
a second lower substrate with the footprint,
a second microelectronic die carried on the second lower substrate and electrically coupled to the second lower substrate by a third plurality of wirebonds, and
a second upper substrate disposed over the second microelectronic die and electrically coupled to the second lower substrate by a fourth plurality of wirebonds,
wherein the second microelectronic die includes a second perimeter array of bond-pads on an upper side thereof, and wherein the second upper substrate is positioned inboard of the second perimeter array;
wherein the second lower substrate is electrically coupled to the first upper substrate by a plurality of solder connections.

US Pat. No. 10,431,491

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A TRIPLE INSULATING FILM SURROUNDED VOID

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first semiconductor region extending in a first direction and having a first conductivity type;
a second semiconductor region extending in the first direction, disposed with the first semiconductor region in a second direction crossing the first direction, surrounding a void, and having a second conductivity type;
an insulating section provided between the void and the second semiconductor region, and including a first insulating film including silicon oxide, a second insulating film including silicon nitride, and a third insulating film including silicon oxide;
a third semiconductor region provided on the first semiconductor region and the second semiconductor region, and having the second conductivity type; and
a cover film provided on the void, the insulating section being located between the third semiconductor region and the cover film.

US Pat. No. 10,431,454

SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Nuvoton Technology Corpor...

1. A semiconductor substrate, comprising:a base;
a buffer layer, disposed on the base, wherein doped regions are disposed in a portion of a surface of the buffer layer and the doped regions are separated from each other;
a mask layer, disposed on the buffer layer and located on the doped regions; and
a first GaN layer, disposed on the buffer layer and covering the mask layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,450

FILM FORMING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A film forming method for a target object including a main surface and grooves formed in the main surface, the method comprising:accommodating the target object in a processing chamber of a plasma processing apparatus;
after the accommodating, supplying a first gas into the processing chamber; and
after the supplying the first gas, supplying a second gas and a high frequency power for plasma generation in the processing chamber by using a gas that includes the second gas in the processing chamber,
wherein:
the first gas comprises an oxidizing agent that does not include a hydrogen atom;
the second gas contains a compound that includes one or more silicon atoms and one or more fluorine atoms and does not include a hydrogen atom;
a film containing silicon and oxygen is selectively formed on the main surface of the target object except the grooves; and
a temperature of the target object during the supplying the second gas is lower than 450° C.

US Pat. No. 10,431,447

POLYSILICON CHIP RECLAMATION ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF RECLAIMING POLYSILICON CHIPS FROM A POLYSILICON CLEANING APPARATUS

HEMLOCK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A polysilicon chip reclamation assembly comprising:a polysilicon cleaning apparatus configured to clean a plurality of bodies of polysilicon;
a plurality of polysilicon chips generated from the bodies of polysilicon during cleaning thereof, wherein each of the plurality of polysilicon chips has a longest dimensional length ranging from 0.1 mm to 25.0 mm;
a polysilicon apparatus drain line configured to route the plurality of polysilicon chips from the polysilicon cleaning apparatus to a main chip drain line, wherein the main chip drain line is oriented at a downward slope away from the polysilicon apparatus drain line;
a fluid source fluidly coupled to the main chip drain line and configured to inject a fluid into the main chip drain line to drive the plurality of polysilicon chips through the main chip drain line;
a chip collection tank, wherein the main chip drain line comprises an outlet proximate the chip collection tank, the outlet configured to direct the plurality of polysilicon chips into the chip collection tank; and
a chip routing line extending between an outlet of the chip collection tank and a conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,431,441

REDUCING CALIBRATION OF COMPONENTS IN AN IMAGING PLATE SCANNER

PALODEX GROUP OY, Tuusul...

1. A photomultiplier tube for use in an imaging plate scanner, the photomultiplier tube comprising:a housing having a window;
a focusing electrode located in the housing;
an electron multiplier dynode located in the housing;
an anode;
a cathode and
a memory storing parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,431,438

TITANIUM TARGET FOR SPUTTERING AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

1. A high-purity titanium target for sputtering having a purity of 5N5 (99.9995%) or higher, wherein the high-purity titanium target has no macro pattern in which a difference in average crystal grain size is 20% or more and a difference in crystal orientation ratio is 10% or more on the target surface.

US Pat. No. 10,431,434

POWERED GRID FOR PLASMA CHAMBER

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A power grid comprising:a dielectric substrate;
a metal layer overlaid on top of the dielectric substrate, wherein the metal layer has a ring section overlaid on a central region of the dielectric substrate and a plurality of spokes that extend from the ring section to a peripheral edge of the dielectric substrate; and
a metal strap electrically connected to the ring section, wherein the metal strap is configured to extend substantially perpendicular to the dielectric substrate,
wherein the dielectric substrate is configured to be disposed above a dielectric window of a plasma chamber and below an inductive coil, wherein the metal layer is configured to receive radio frequency (RF) power to clean the dielectric window.

US Pat. No. 10,431,404

LINKAGE ASSEMBLY AND KEY SWITCH DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SUNREX TECHNOLOGY CORP., ...

1. A linkage assembly for guiding movement of a key cap in an upright direction relative to a support board between a normal position, where the keycap is distal from the support board, and a pressed position, where the key cap is proximate to the support board, said linkage assembly comprising:a left modular linking member including
a pair of left arms which are spaced apart from each other in a front-to-rear direction, each of said left arms extending in a left-to-right direction and including
a left power segment configured for pivotally coupling with the key cap so as to move therewith in said upright direction,
a left weight segment disposed rightwardly of said left power segment, and having a first left sub-segment, and a second left sub-segment opposite to said first left sub-segment in said front-to-rear direction, and
a left fulcrum area which is disposed between said left weight segment and said left power segment, and which is configured for pivotally coupling to the support board about a first moving axis in said front-to-rear direction, such that in response to downward movement of the key cap from the normal position to the pressed position, said left weight segment is moved angularly and upwardly about the first moving axis, and such that in response to upward movement of the key cap from the pressed position to the normal position, said left weight segment is moved angularly and downwardly about the first moving axis, and
a left crosspiece extending in said front-to-rear direction to interconnect said left power segments of said left arms; and
a right modular linking member including
a pair of right arms which are spaced apart from each other in said front-to-rear direction, each of said right arms extending in said left-to-right direction and including
a right power segment configured for pivotally coupling to the key cap so as to move therewith in said upright direction,
a right weight segment disposed leftwardly of said right power segment, and having a first right sub-segment, and a second right sub-segment opposite to said first right sub-segment in said front-to-rear direction, and
a right fulcrum area which is disposed between said right weight segment and said right power segment, and which is configured for pivotally coupling to the support board about a second moving axis parallel to the first moving axis, such that in response to the downward movement of the key cap, said right weight segment is moved angularly and upwardly about the second moving axis, and such that in response to the upward movement of the key cap, said right weight segment is moved angularly and downwardly about the second moving axis, and
a right crosspiece extending in said front-to-rear direction to interconnect said right power segments of said right arms; and
a pair of synchronizing units which are configured to couple said left weight segments of said left arms respectively to said right weight segments of said right arms so as to synchronize movement of each of said left arms and a corresponding one of said right arms, each of said synchronizing units including
a left upper cavity which is formed in and extends from an upper surface of said first left sub-segment to terminate at a left upward abutment region,
a left lower cavity which is formed in and extends from a lower surface of said second left sub-segment to terminate at a left downward abutment region,
a right upper cavity which is formed in and extends from an upper surface of said first right sub-segment to terminate at a right upward abutment region confronting said left downward abutment region,
a right lower cavity which is formed in and extends from a lower surface of said second right sub-segment to terminate at a right downward abutment region confronting said left upward abutment region such that in response to the downward movement of the key cap, said left upward abutment region is brought into frictional engagement with said right downward abutment region to thereby retain the key cap in the pressed position, and such that in response to the upward movement of the key cap, said left downward abutment region is brought into frictional engagement with said right upward abutment region to thereby retain the key cap in the normal position.

US Pat. No. 10,431,345

SMALL FORM FACTOR BETAVOLTAIC BATTERY FOR USE IN APPLICATIONS REQUIRING A VOLUMETRICALLY-SMALL POWER SOURCE

CITY LABS, INC., Homeste...

1. A betavoltaic power source comprising:a source of beta particles;
a plurality of regions each for collecting the beta particles and for generating electron hole pairs responsive thereto, a first set of the plurality of regions disposed proximate a first surface of the source and a second set of the plurality of regions disposed proximate a second surface, the first and second surface in opposing relation; and
a secondary power source charged by a current developed by the electron hole pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,431,338

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WEIGHTING MANAGEABLE PATIENT ATTRIBUTES DURING CRITERIA EVALUATIONS FOR TREATMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for evaluating attribute values to determine eligibility for a first treatment, the computer-implemented method comprising:responsive to receiving input regarding a first patient, determining a topic based on parsing the received input using natural language processing, the topic comprising a request to identify treatment protocols for which the first patient can be eligible, wherein the topic is determined by a question classifier component of an application and stored in a feature store;
determining, based on a corpus and by a pipeline execution component of the application, a set of required attributes associated with a treatment protocol associated with the first treatment, wherein the pipeline execution component reduces processing of sources in the corpus that do not pertain to the stored topic;
responsive to receiving a case, wherein the case includes a patient history containing patient attribute values for the first patient, identifying, by an attribute verification component of the application, a first patient attribute value that does not satisfy a first attribute specified by the treatment protocol as a required attribute;
determining that the first patient is not currently eligible to receive the first treatment, based on determining that the first patient attribute value does not satisfy the first attribute specified by the treatment protocol;
upon determining that the first patient is not currently eligible to receive the first treatment, determining, by operation of one or more computer processors and based on evaluating the patient history using one or more machine learning models, a likelihood that the patient will meet the first attribute in the future due to a change in the first patient attribute value, thereby determining potential eligibility of the first patient for the treatment protocol with a greater measure of accuracy than absent determining the likelihood, wherein the likelihood is determined based on an upward or downward trend of the first patient attribute value and based further on an extent by which the first patient attribute value differs from the required attribute; and
causing approval, based on the determined likelihood, of the first patient for receiving the treatment protocol, whereafter the treatment protocol is applied to the first patient, wherein absent determining the likelihood, the first patient would have been denied from receiving the treatment protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,431,313

GROUPING MEMORY CELLS INTO SUB-BLOCKS FOR PROGRAM SPEED UNIFORMITY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A memory device, comprising:a set of NAND strings which extends through a plurality of word line layers, wherein the plurality of word line layers are vertically spaced apart from one another by dielectric layers in a stack, the set of NAND strings comprises one row of NAND strings at one distance from a first edge of the plurality of word line layers and another row of NAND strings at another distance from the first edge of the plurality of word line layers, greater than the one distance; and
a control circuit configured to program the one row of NAND strings and to separately program the another row of NAND strings, wherein the control circuit is configured to program the one row of NAND strings using incremental step pulse programming with one initial program voltage and to program the another row of NAND strings using incremental step pulse programming with another initial program voltage which is higher than the one initial program voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,431,259

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REVIEWING VIDEO CONTENT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for reviewing content, comprising:a. receiving data entered by a user about a first plurality of scenes for review;
b. on a user interface of a first computing device, displaying indicators of the first plurality of scenes for review;
c. highlighting one of the first plurality, the highlighted indicator corresponding to an indicator of a current scene for review;
d. by analyzing data corresponding to the first plurality, determining indicators of a second plurality of scenes for review;
e. displaying the determined indicators of the second plurality of scenes, the second plurality of scenes constituting context scenes associated with the current scene for review; and
f. upon activation of a scene in the first or second plurality, displaying a third plurality of scenes, the third plurality of scenes corresponding to historical versions of the activated scene, wherein the historical versions of the activated scene correspond to different takes of the scene;
g. wherein the indicators of the second plurality of scenes are only displayed for the highlighted one of the first plurality, and such that the indicators of the first and second pluralities of scenes constitute intersecting carousel type user interfaces, such that, by swiping actions, an indicator may be placed at an intersection of the intersecting carousel type user interfaces, and such that the highlighting one of the first plurality causes the highlighted indicator to be placed at the intersection.

US Pat. No. 10,431,231

HIGH-BAND RESIDUAL PREDICTION WITH TIME-DOMAIN INTER-CHANNEL BANDWIDTH EXTENSION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A device comprising:a low-band mid signal decoder configured to decode a low-band portion of an encoded mid signal to generate a decoded low-band mid signal;
a low-band residual prediction unit configured to process the decoded low-band mid signal to generate a low-band residual prediction signal;
an up-mix processor configured to generate a low-band left channel and a low-band right channel based partially on the decoded low-band mid signal and the low-band residual prediction signal;
a high-band mid signal decoder configured to decode a high-band portion of the encoded mid signal to generate a time-domain decoded high-band mid signal;
a high-band residual prediction unit configured to process the time-domain decoded high-band mid signal to generate a time-domain high-band residual prediction signal; and
an inter-channel bandwidth extension decoder configured to generate a high-band left channel and a high-band right channel based on the time-domain decoded high-band mid signal and the time-domain high-band residual prediction signal.

US Pat. No. 10,431,179

DEMUX CIRCUIT

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A demultiplexer (DEMUX) circuit, comprising:a data bus, a first data line, a second data line and a third data line, connected respectively to the data bus and a first unit, a second unit and a third unit respectively corresponding to the first, second and third data lines;
each unit respectively comprising: a first thin film transistor (TFT), a second TFT, a third TFT, and a capacitor, and inputting corresponding a first, a second, and a third switch signals; the first TFT having a gate inputting the first switch signal, and a source and a drain irrespectively inputting to the first switch signal and connected to a gate of the second TFT; the second TFT having a source and a drain respectively connected to the data bus and the corresponding data line; the capacitor having one end connected to the gate of the second TFT and the other connected to the second switch signal; the third TFT having a gate inputting the third switch signal, a source and a drain respectively connected to the gate of the second TFT and a constant low voltage;
for each unit, during operation, when the first switch signal being turned on, the first TFT and the second TFT being turned on, and the corresponding data line is pre-charged; when the first switch signal being turned off, the second switch signal being turned on and the corresponding data line being charged to a preset voltage;
wherein four switch signals are used for inputting to the first, second and third units, each unit selects three switch signals out of the four to use as the first, second and third switch signals corresponding to the unit, and the four switch signals are square waveform having a duty cycle of 0.25, with a phase difference of ¼ cycle among one another.

US Pat. No. 10,431,151

PIXEL ARRAY, DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND DRIVING DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A driving method of a display device, including an actual pixel array, wherein the actual pixel array includes N rows and M columns of actual pixel units, each actual pixel unit includes two actual sub-pixels, two adjacent actual pixel units in the same row include actual sub-pixels of three colors including a red actual sub-pixel, a green actual sub-pixel and a blue actual sub-pixel, every two adjacent actual sub-pixels in the same row have different colors, and wherein in the actual pixel array, all the actual sub-pixels have the same shape and size, every two adjacent green actual sub-pixels in the same row are provided with an actual sub-pixel of other color therebetween, every two adjacent blue actual sub-pixels in the same row are provided with three actual sub-pixels of other colors therebetween, and every two adjacent red actual sub-pixels in the same row are provided with three actual sub-pixels of other colors therebetween, and wherein both N and M are positive integers greater than 1, the driving method includes:Stp1. dividing an image to be displayed into N rows and M columns of theoretical pixel units so that each theoretical pixel unit includes a red theoretical sub-pixel, a green theoretical sub-pixel and a blue theoretical sub-pixel, and the divided theoretical pixel units correspond to the actual pixel units one-by-one;
Stp2. obtaining theoretical brightness values of the red theoretical sub-pixel, the green theoretical sub-pixel, and the blue theoretical sub-pixel of each theoretical pixel unit;
Stp3. calculating actual brightness values of the actual sub-pixels from the theoretical brightness values of theoretical sub-pixels so that an actual brightness value of an actual sub-pixel is a sum of a part of theoretical brightness value of a corresponding theoretical sub-pixel and a part of theoretical brightness value of an auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel, the corresponding theoretical sub-pixel and the actual sub-pixel to be calculated have the same color, and a position of the theoretical pixel unit in which the corresponding theoretical sub-pixel is located corresponds to that of the actual pixel unit in which the actual sub-pixel to be calculated is located; the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel and the actual sub-pixel to be calculated have the same color, and a position of the theoretical pixel unit in which the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel is located is around that of the actual pixel unit in which the actual sub-pixel to be calculated is located, and does not correspond to that of the actual pixel unit in which the actual sub-pixel to be calculated is located; and
Stp4. controlling each actual sub-pixel to obtain the actual brightness value calculated in Stp3,
wherein in each column of actual sub-pixels except columns of green actual sub-pixels, starting from the first row of actual sub-pixels, every two adjacent rows of actual sub-pixels have the same color, two adjacent actual sub-pixels of the pixel array of the same color in the column correspond to one opening on a mask plate, and the nth row of actual sub-pixels and the (n+2)th actual sub-pixels have different colors;
in the step Stp3, the part of theoretical brightness value of the corresponding theoretical sub-pixel is a product of the theoretical brightness value of the corresponding theoretical sub-pixel and a first coefficient, the part of theoretical brightness value of the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel is a product of the theoretical brightness value of the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixel and a second coefficient, both the first coefficient and the second coefficient are positive numbers not more than 1, and a sum of the first coefficient and the second coefficient equals to 1; and
wherein for the green actual sub-pixel, the number of the auxiliary theoretical sub-pixels is 0, the first coefficient equals to 1, the second coefficient equals to 0, and there is no corresponding auxiliary sub-pixel for the green actual sub-pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,431,142

PIXEL CIRCUIT AND ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY COMPRISING THE PIXEL CIRCUIT

INT TECH CO., LTD., Taip...

1. A circuit, comprising:an electroluminescent (EL) device;
a first transistor, coupled between a supply voltage and the EL device, the first transistor including a first terminal, a gate coupled to a first node and a second terminal coupled to a second node;
a second transistor, wherein a gate of the second transistor is coupled to a first control signal, and a first terminal of the second transistor is coupled to the first node;
a third transistor, wherein a gate of the third transistor is coupled to the first control signal, a first terminal of the third transistor is coupled to the first terminal of the first transistor, and a second terminal of the third transistor is coupled to a second terminal of the second transistor;
a fourth transistor, configured to receive the supply voltage, and provide the supply voltage to each of the gate of the first transistor and the first terminal of the first transistor though a same number of transistors, wherein a gate of the fourth transistor is coupled to the first control signal, a first terminal of the fourth transistor is coupled to the second terminal of the second transistor, and a second terminal of the fourth transistor is coupled to the supply voltage;
a first capacitor, coupled between the first node and the second node, being configured to reset the gate of the first transistor to the supply voltage in response to the first control signal; and
a second capacitor including a first end coupled to the second node and a second end to receive a second control signal, the second capacitor being configured to establish at the second terminal of the first transistor a compensation voltage associated with a threshold voltage of the first transistor in response to the second control signal,
wherein the first transistor is configured to pass a current through the EL device, the current having a magnitude being independent of the threshold voltage of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,431,109

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SOMATIZATION IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT

Cambia Health Solutions, ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving medical insurance claims data for a plurality of patients at a somatization system server;
at the somatization system server, executing instructions stored in non-transitory memory to run a somatization system algorithm on the medical insurance claims data to compare the received medical insurance claims data to identify somatization patients with physical symptoms that are in excess of demonstrable disease based on a likelihood score generated by the somatization system algorithm, the likelihood score related to a severity of an identified somatization patients' disorder as determined via the comparing the received medical insurance claims data;
via the instructions stored at the somatization system server, providing a specialized symptom support treatment to the identified somatization patients where the specialized symptom support treatment includes one or more of educational programs, episodic support, mental health therapy, and an internet browser plug-in tool with instructions based on the specialized symptom support treatment that include blocking one or more of internet sites and/or internet search terms; and
tracking activity data related to progress of the identified somatization patients receiving the specialized symptom support treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,431,101

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZING A SEARCH AND RESCUE PATTERN FOR AN AIRCRAFT

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

8. A method for customizing a search and rescue (SAR) pattern, the method comprising:obtaining, by a processor, mission information for a SAR mission about a search area;
obtaining, by the processor, weather information, from a weather source, relating to the search area;
obtaining, by the processor, terrain information, from a terrain database, relating to the search area;
obtaining, by the processor, flight traffic information, from a flight traffic source, relating to the search area;
selecting, by the processor, at least one template SAR pattern from a SAR pattern database based on the mission information, the weather information, the terrain information, and the flight traffic information;
adjusting, by the processor, a portion of the template SAR pattern using an aircraft performance parameter to generate an adjusted template SAR pattern;
generating, by the processor, a customized SAR pattern based on the adjusted template SAR pattern;
displaying, by the processor, the customized SAR pattern to at least one of a flight crew, a ground crew, a search team member, or a combination thereof with a display device; and
providing, by the processor, a flight management system (FMS) with the customized SAR pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,431,094

OBJECT DETECTION METHOD AND OBJECT DETECTION APPARATUS

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. An object detection method for an object detection apparatus including a distance measurement sensor for acquiring three-dimensional data on an area around a host vehicle, and configured to detect an object by use of the three-dimensional data acquired by the distance measurement sensor, comprising:based on map data on an area around a current position of the host vehicle, extracting a vehicle traffic lane which the host vehicle is estimated to travel on a planned travel route from the current position of the host vehicle to a destination as a planned travel area,
based on road structure information included in the map data, estimating road categories whose traveling directions point to the planned travel area as crossing object existence areas where there currently exist objects which are likely to cross the host vehicle in the future in the planned travel area,
detecting the road categories around the current position of the host vehicle from the road structure information, extracting the crossing object existence areas by extracting the road categories which cross the planned travel area from the detected road categories, and
detecting the object by use of the three-dimensional data on insides of the crossing object existence areas.

US Pat. No. 10,431,086

VEHICLE, MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a camera;
a display;
a communication unit;
a motion sensor configured to generate motion information by sensing motion of the mobile terminal; and
a controller configured to:
enter a parking assist mode;
find, in the parking assist mode, parkable areas based on an overall width of a vehicle and a distance between a plurality of objects in an image received via the camera;
select one of the parkable areas;
cause the communication unit to transmit, to the vehicle, a control signal for parking the vehicle in the selected parking area;
generate a 3-dimensional (3D) map of a parking lot based on the motion information and visual odometry information, wherein the visual odometry information is obtained by tracking feature points on sequential images obtained by the camera;
cause the display to display parkable area information indicating the parkable areas, unparkable area information, and location information of the vehicle on the 3D map,
wherein the unparkable area information indicates an unparkable parking area surrounded by objects and in which no vehicle is parked, and wherein a distance between the objects is equal to or less than the overall width of the vehicle;
provide a route from a location of the mobile terminal to a location where the vehicle is parked using the generated 3D map; and
cause the display to display the route on the 3D map.

US Pat. No. 10,431,056

TACTILE FEEDBACK GUIDANCE DEVICE

1. A tactile responsive guidance device, comprising:a. a housing having one or more recesses for accommodating one or more components of the device;
b. a LIDAR assembly positioned within the housing at a front end for detecting objects in front of the first end of the housing;
c. a controller;
d. three-servo motor cube assembly, wherein the three-servo motor cube configuration is comprised of a first servo motor affixed to a first face of the cube to provide rotation around an X axis, a second servo motor affixed to a second face of the cube to provide rotation around a Y axis, and a third servo motor affixed to a third face of the cube to provide rotation around a Z axis;
e. an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for sensing the current orientation of the device, sensing any changes in movement of the device, and for communicating with the LIDAR assembly and the controller;
f. a power supply for supplying power to the LIDAR assembly, the controller, the three-servo motor cube assembly and the IMU; and
g. the controller receiving signals from the LIDAR assembly and the IMU related to objects identified by the LIDAR, the current position of the device by the IMU;
h. the controller determines the amount of force to provide to the three-servo motor cube assembly and communicates with the three-servo motor cube assembly to initiate movement along each axis of the three-servo motor cube assembly; and
i. the three-servo motor cube assembly positioned within a first recess of the one or more recesses, the recess configured to transmit forces exerted by the three-servo motor cube assembly to the housing to provide tactile feedback to the user of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,431,010

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIRTUAL APPLICATION OF COSMETIC EFFECTS TO A REMOTE USER

PERFECT CORP., New Taipe...

1. A method implemented in a makeup application device utilized by a makeup professional, comprising:obtaining a makeup consultation request from a user of a client device;
obtaining at least one digital image of a facial region of the user from the client device;
generating a three-dimensional (3D) facial model based on the at least one digital image;
obtaining user input from the makeup professional for applying virtual cosmetic effects to the 3D facial model;
generating a makeup command based on the user input from the makeup professional for applying a virtual cosmetic effect, wherein the makeup command causes the client device to apply the virtual cosmetic effect to the at least one digital image, and display the virtual cosmetic effect on the client device;
obtaining an enable input command from the makeup professional specifying whether to allow the client device to adjust one or more of: the zoom level, the degree of rotation, or the degree of panning of the 3D facial model;
transmitting the makeup command to the client device, the makeup command causing a virtual cosmetic effect to be applied to the at least one digital image of the facial region of the user and displaying the at least one digital image; and
responsive to receiving the enable input command from the makeup professional specifying that the client device is allowed to perform adjustments, receiving user input from the client device to adjust one or more of: the zoom level, the degree of rotation, or the degree of panning of the 3D facial model.

US Pat. No. 10,431,005

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

PTC Inc., Boston, MA (US...

1. A method performed by one or more processing devices, comprising:generating, by the one or more processing devices, a model of an instance of a real-world device, the model defining attributes of the instance of the real-world device, one or more of the attributes distinguishing the instance of the real-world device from instances of all other devices;
selecting, by the one or more processing devices, the model based on a captured actual graphic of the instance of the real-world device and based on the one or more of the attributes;
in response to selecting the model, identifying, by the one or more processing devices, a feature of the instance of the real-world device based on the captured actual graphic;
linking, by the one or more processing devices, information from the model to the feature in the captured actual graphic;
generating, by the one or more processing devices, augmented reality content based on the information linked from the model and the feature in the captured actual graphic; and
outputting data to display the augmented reality content on a screen of a computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,431,001

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE PERCUTANEOUS PRE-OPERATION SURGICAL PLANNING

EDDA TECHNOLOGY, INC., P...

1. A method implemented on a computer system having at least a processor, storage, and display for interactive percutaneous pre-operational surgical planning, the method comprising:rendering, by the processor, a three dimensional (3D) volume and one or more 3D objects in the 3D volume on a two dimensional (2D) computer display screen, wherein the one or more 3D objects are one of a surgical target type and an obstacle type;
receiving, by the processor, information associated with a 3D location specified with respect to one of the one or more 3D objects in the surgical target type;
rendering, by the processor, a 3D virtual probe at the 3D location;
receiving, directly through a physical computer input device operating in a 2D space, information associated with an operation in the 2D space performed by a user via the physical computer input device;
dynamically adjusting, by the processor, a 3D pose of the 3D virtual probe in the 3D volume, wherein the 3D pose is dynamically transformed from a 2D location on the 2D computer display screen and the information associated with the operation in the 2D space;
rendering, by the processor, a 2D image of the surgical target type 3D object, the 2D image being centered at the tip of the 3D virtual probe and displayed orthogonally, along a length of the 3D virtual probe;
dynamically detecting, by the processor, a collision between the 3D virtual probe and one of the one or more 3D objects of the obstacle type during the dynamic adjustment of the 3D pose of the 3D virtual probe; and
providing a notification of the detected collision to the user, wherein dynamically adjusting the 3D pose of the 3D virtual probe comprises
rotating the 3D virtual probe based on a movement of a part of the 3D virtual probe, wherein the part of the 3D virtual probe is adapted to move in an unrestricted manner along any direction on a surface of a half sphere of the 3D volume, wherein a size of the half sphere is determined based on the 3D location and a length of the 3D virtual probe.

US Pat. No. 10,430,964

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTROL PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. An image processing device used for position control of a target object and configured to detect a position of the target object from a captured image captured by an imaging device, the image processing device comprising a processor configured with a program to perform operations comprising:operation as a predicting unit configured to predict a current position of the target object;
operation as a searching unit configured to search for the target object in the captured image, and measure the current position of the target object by searching a predetermined region comprising a partial region of the captured image, the partial region comprising the target object and the predicted current position predicted by the predicting unit; and
operation as an outputting unit configured to output a result of the measured current position of the target object measured by the searching unit.

US Pat. No. 10,430,914

MULTI-USER MULTI-GPU RENDER SERVER APPARATUS AND METHODS

PME IP PTY LTD, Richmond...

1. A method for rendering images comprising:A) executing a render server program on a server digital data processor;
B) responding to a first interactive render request from a first client digital data processor in communication with the server digital data processor in selecting a data set, where the data set comprises a data volume made up of a plurality of two dimensional (2D) slices;
C) responding to a second interactive render request for a first rendered image of the data set at a first viewing direction and a first resolution from the first client digital data processor in communication with the server digital data processor by performing tasks C)(i) to C)(iii) in order comprising:
(i) dividing the data volume into a plurality of sub volumes;
(ii) executing one or more first render commands at a full resolution of the plurality of sub volumes, where the one or more first render commands comprise a volume rendering to generate a plurality of three dimensional (3D) image data volumes, where the one or more first render commands are processed independently such that processing of a contemporaneous interactive render request from a second client digital data processor in communication with the server digital data processor is undertaken by switching between rendering the first interactive render request interleaved in an alternating fashion with the contemporaneous interactive render request; and
(iii) combining the plurality of 3D image data volumes to generate a first digital 3D image View;
D) further responding to the second interactive render request from the first client digital data processor in communication with the server digital data processor by performing tasks D(i) to D(ii) in order comprising:
(i) generating a second digital 3D image View from the first digital 3D image View at the first viewing direction and the first resolution; and
(ii) sending the second digital 3D image View to the first client digital data processor;
E) storing the first digital 3D image View in a cache;
F) responding to a third interactive render request for a second rendered image of the data set at a second viewing direction and a second resolution from the first client digital data processor in communication with the server digital data processor, where the second resolution is greater than the first resolution, where the second viewing direction is equal to the first viewing direction, where the third interactive render request is a panning of the second digital 3D image View, by generating a third digital 3D image View from the first digital 3D image View stored in the cache containing at least that part of the second digital 3D image View corresponding to the second rendered image at the first viewing direction and the second resolution;
G) further responding to the third interactive render request from the first client digital data processor in communication with the server digital data processor by performing tasks G(i) to G(iii) in order comprising:
(i) generating a delta corresponding to the second rendered image not composed within the first rendered image;
(ii) executing one or more second render commands, where the one or more second render commands comprise a volume rendering to generate a 3D image of the delta at the second resolution; and
(iii) generating a fourth digital 3D image View comprising combining the third digital 3D image View generated in step F) and the 3D image of the delta generated in step G)(ii) based on panning at the first viewing direction at the second resolution; and
H) sending the fourth digital 3D image View to the first client digital data processor.

US Pat. No. 10,430,871

SELF-SERVICE TERMINAL

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A method of executing a transaction for a user at a self-service terminal, the transaction is directed from user-supplied gestures, the method implemented as executable instructions residing in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, the instructions executed from the non-transitory computer-readable storage medium on one or more processors of the self-service terminal (SST), the method comprising:(a) sensing, by the SST, a stroke gesture delineated by a sweeping movement of a finger of the user making contact on a touch-sensitive panel of a hardware display integrated into the SST, the stroke gesture ending when the finger is lifted off the touch-sensitive panel with no additional movement of the user making contact on the touch-sensitive panel for a predefined amount of time;
(b) recognizing, by the SST, the delineated stroke gesture by a stroke recognition engine;
(c) matching, by the SST, the delineated stroke gesture to one of a plurality of defined transaction strokes by the SST, each defined transaction stroke being associated with a specific transaction performed by the SST and identifying with the delineated stroke gesture a transaction amount written on the touch-sensitive panel within the predefined period of time after the delineated stoke gesture and matched to a user-defined transaction amount for processing with the specific transaction, wherein the delineated stroke gesture includes one or more user-written characters written by the user within a portion of the touch-sensitive panel as the specific transaction and the transaction amount overlies the specific transaction and is written within the portion on the touch-sensitive panel after the one or more user-written characters; and
(d) executing, by the SST, the specific transaction associated with the matched transaction stroke by a transaction execution component with the user-defined transaction amount, and thereby enabling the SST to execute the specific transaction from the user-supplied delineated stroke gesture written by the user on the touch-sensitive panel without the user having to navigate through a sequence of information gathering screens presented on the SST to perform the specific transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,430,858

E-COMMERCE REPLACEMENT OR REPLENISHMENT OF CONSUMABLE

EBAY INC., San Jose, CA ...

1. A computer-implemented method for replacing a consumable, the method comprising using a processor to:transmit a request from a server to a sensor associated with the consumable, the request configured to cause the sensor to send sensor data, the sensor configured to sense a condition of the consumable;
receive, in response to the request, the sensor data regarding the consumable from the sensor;
analyze the sensor data from the sensor to determine both a state of the consumable and a physical or functional specification of the consumable related to operation of the consumable;
estimate a time for depletion of the consumable based on the sensor data;
responsive to a determination that the state of the consumable indicates that performance of the consumable is below a threshold, determine whether a replacement consumable of a same model as the consumable is available;
responsive to a determination that the replacement consumable of the same model is not available, identify a replacement consumable that has a second physical or functional specification that is within a threshold range of the physical or functional specification of the consumable as determined by the sensor data from the sensor associated with the consumable; and
determine a supplier of the replacement consumable able to deliver the replacement consumable before an expiration of the time for depletion; and
automatically place an order for the replacement consumable that has the second physical or functional specification from the supplier.

US Pat. No. 10,430,855

SYSTEM, AND METHODS FOR INTERACTION WITH A RETAIL ENVIRONMENT

Hussmann Corporation, Br...

1. A retail system configured to provide interaction between a user and product supported in a retail environment, the retail system comprising:a plurality of merchandisers each defining a product display area in which product is supported, each merchandiser including one or more light sources positioned to illuminate the product;
an access device including a processing system operable to select a light characteristic associated with the light sources in response to user input, the access device having a user interface for selection of a desired product, and the access device programmed to generate one or more signals indicative of the selected light characteristic and the desired product; and
a controller in communication with the light sources and the access device,
wherein, in response to the one or more signals indicative of the selected light characteristic and the desired product, the controller is programmed to control at least one of the light sources associated with the desired product to illuminate at least partially based on the light characteristic to identify a location of the desired product to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,430,803

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTING CONSUMER BEHAVIOR FROM TRANSACTION CARD PURCHASES

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A computer-based method for predicting consumer behavior within a predetermined time period, said method performed using a payment processor computer device coupled to a database, said method comprising:recording, by the payment processor computer device, electronic consumer data in the database for each consumer of a global population of consumers including historical purchases made by each consumer, including at least one electronic transaction initiated by a consumer using a transaction card at a point-of-sale (POS) device;
defining, by the payment processor computer device, a life event by assigning spending variables to the life event, wherein a spending variable represents a quantity of consumer spending associated with one or more of (i) a particular merchant and (ii) a particular type of good or service;
generating an anticipated spend for each spending variable assigned to the life event by extrapolating a historical actual spend based on the historical purchases, wherein the anticipated spend represents anticipated spending in each spending variable assigned to the life event;
calculating a residual value of a determined variance between the anticipated spend and an actual spend for each consumer by calculating a quotient of (i) the difference between the anticipated spend and the actual spend and (ii) the anticipated spend;
determining that a residual value of a determined variance between the anticipated spend and the actual spend for each consumer exceeds a predefined threshold;
assigning, by the payment processor computer device, the consumer to a sample group, wherein the sample group represents consumers that are experiencing the life event;
generating, by the payment processor computer device, a predictive model based on historical purchases made by consumers within the sample group;
applying, by the payment processor computer device, the predictive model to predict each consumer within the global population and outside of the sample group that will experience the life event; and
outputting, by the payment processor computer device, a list of consumers outside of the sample group that are predicted to experience the life event within the predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,430,799

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A TIME THRESHOLD GUARANTEE OF A TASK FOR UPDATING IN A PENALTY CLAUSE OF A SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT

Numerify, Inc., San Jose...

1. One or more non-transitory computer readable storage mediums storing one or more sequences of instructions for automatically determining a time threshold guarantee of a task using a time threshold determination system and updating said time threshold guarantee in a penalty clause of a Service Level Agreement (SLA) of a service provider tool, which when executed by one or more processors, performs the steps of:automatically determining, by a tasks determination module, a total number of tasks by analyzing a table that comprises historical data for each of a plurality of customers, wherein said historical data comprises a plurality of tasks and a completion time associated with each of said plurality of tasks for said plurality of customers, wherein said table is sorted in ascending order of said completion times upon retrieval by a table obtaining module;
automatically determining, by a graphical representation generation module, a granularity for plotting percentage completion in a graphical representation between said completion time and a percentage of tasks completed by analyzing data distribution of said table, wherein said analyzing of the data distribution of said table comprises:
determining a number of said plurality of tasks for which said completion time is available;
determining a percentage completion granularity (G) by ensuring that there are at least 100/G tasks for which the completion time data is available; and
overriding if required by the plurality of customers (i) said percentage completion granularity, (ii) a default minimum percentage of completion threshold to achieve, and (iii) a maximum completion time threshold that should not be exceeded by said plurality of tasks, wherein said maximum completion time threshold is initially set to the maximum completion time obtained from said table;
automatically computing, by said graphical representation generation module, points to plot said graphical representation between said completion time and a percentage of tasks completed for said percentage completion granularity by (a) calculating said percentage of completion granularity of said total number of tasks and (b) computing an average completion time for each successive percentage of completion granularity of said plurality of tasks;
automatically determining, by a slope determination module, a slope for each consecutive set of points of said graphical representation;
automatically determining, by said slope determination module, a slope difference for each set of consecutive slopes;
automatically determining, by a time threshold guarantees determination module, for each of said plurality of customers, a time threshold guarantee below said maximum completion time threshold, and above said minimum percentage of completion by identifying one of (a) a point where said slope difference is highest and higher than at other points in concave up portions of said graphical representation, and (b) a point furthest to right of said minimum percentage of completion threshold and below said maximum completion time threshold in concave down portions of said graphical representation, and transforming the historical data, for each of the plurality of customers, into the time threshold guarantee;
automatically identifying, by a peer customers identification module, a plurality of peer customers similar to each of said plurality of customers for whom said time threshold guarantee is being determined and historical warehouse data is not available;
retrieving, by a peer customers retrieval module, time threshold guarantees of said plurality of peer customers, wherein said time threshold guarantee of said plurality of peer customers are obtained from a plurality of peer customer specific stores through a network; and
determining, by said peer customers retrieval module, said time threshold guarantee for each of said plurality of customers for whom historical warehouse data is not available as the average of said time threshold guarantees of said plurality of peer customers obtained from said plurality of peer customers specific stores;
wherein said time threshold determination system updates said time threshold guarantee in a penalty clause of a Service Level Agreement (SLA) of a service provider tool, for each of said plurality of customers, for the practical application of imposing a penalty on the service provider when said time threshold is exceeded, wherein said time threshold guarantee is determined for a plurality of metrics associated with said plurality of customers.

US Pat. No. 10,430,761

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE INCLUDING A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF MEDICAL DATA

ICU Medical, Inc., San C...

14. A method comprising:receiving data associated with operation of medical devices and location of the medical devices within an environment, wherein the location of the medical devices corresponds to a physical clinical care area in the environment;
providing, by a computing device, on a display, a graphical representation of operations of the medical devices organized based on the location of the medical devices within the environment, wherein the graphical representation includes a number and a status of IV bags associated with the medical devices; and
providing, by the computing device, in the graphical representation, a graphical depiction that multiple IV bags have been ordered for a patient for the medical devices to graphically illustrate IV bags in waiting for the patient for the medical devices.

US Pat. No. 10,430,758

CYCLE COUNT BASED INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Aesynt Incorporated, War...

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

US Pat. No. 10,430,711

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

TCL RESEARCH AMERICA INC....

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,430,701

MAGNETIC SECURE TRANSMISSION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOBILE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A magnetic secure transmission (MST) system, comprising:an inductor;
a switching circuit connected to the inductor; and
a control circuit,
the control circuit being configured to control the switching circuit to adjust a level of a current in the inductor by a first amount over a data transmission period, such that the inductor emits a magnetic pulse including a first magnitude during the data transmission period,
the control circuit being configured to control the switching circuit to adjust the level of the current in the inductor such that the level of the current in the inductor is maintained at a first constant level during a first sub-period of a data non-transmission period, the level of the current in the inductor changes a second amount at a constant slope during a second sub-period of the data non-transmission period, the level of the current in the inductor is maintained at a second constant level during a third sub-period of the data non-transmission period, and the inductor emits a magnetic pulse including a second magnitude during the second sub-period of the data non-transmission period,
the second sub-period of the data non-transmission period being after the first sub-period of the data non-transmission period and before the third sub-period of the data non-transmission period in a same one of the data non-transmission period,
the second amount being less than the first amount,
the second constant level being greater than or less than the first constant level,
the first magnitude being greater than a threshold value corresponding to a noise level, and
the second magnitude being less than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,430,682

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DECODING IMAGE FILES CONTAINING DEPTH MAPS STORED AS METADATA

FotoNation Limited, Galw...

1. A system for rendering an image using an image container file, the system comprising:a processor; and
memory containing a rendering application and an image container file, wherein the image container file comprises:
an encoded image synthesized from a plurality of images captured by a plurality of heterogeneous cameras, wherein each camera of the plurality of heterogeneous cameras captures the scene from a different viewpoint;
a depth map that specifies depths from a reference viewpoint for pixels in the encoded image based on disparity between pixels of the plurality of images;
an auxiliary map that provides information corresponding to pixel locations within a synthesized image; and
metadata describing the image container file, wherein the metadata comprises offset information to locate the encoded image, the depth map, and the auxiliary map;
wherein the rendering application configures the processor to:
locate the encoded image within the image container file;
decode the encoded image;
locate the depth map and the auxiliary map within the image container file; and
post process the decoded image to apply a depth based effect to the pixels of the decoded image based on the depth map, the auxiliary map, and the metadata to create a rendered image.

US Pat. No. 10,430,662

TRAINING MACHINE LEARNING MODELS TO DETECT OBJECTS IN VIDEO DATA

GumGum, Inc., Santa Moni...

11. A computer-implemented method comprising:as implemented by one or more computing devices configured with specific executable instructions,
receiving one or more video files as potential training data for one of more machine learning models;
selecting a first sample set of frames from the one or more video files;
receiving indication that (a) a first portion of a first sample frame includes the object of interest and (b) a second portion of a second sample frame includes the object of interest, wherein an intermediary plurality of frames appear in the one or more video files between the first sample frame and the second sample frame;
determining an in-frame location of the object of interest in at least a subset of the intermediary plurality of frames using a tracker;
storing frame annotation data for the one or more video files, wherein the frame annotation data includes an in-frame location of the object of interest in each of the first sample frame, the second sample frame, and the at least a subset of the intermediary plurality of frames;
training the one or more machine learning models to identify the object of interest, wherein the frame annotation data is used as training data in training the at least one machine learning model;
determining that performance of the one or more machine learning models when trained using the frame annotation data is below a performance threshold, wherein the performance threshold relates to at least one of accuracy or speed;
selecting a second sample set of frames from the one or more video files, wherein the first sample set of frames is different than the second sample set of frames;
receiving indications of portions of the second sample set of frames that include the object of interest; and
retraining the one or more machine learning models based at least in part on the portions of the second sample set of frames that include the object of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,430,632

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display including a plurality of pixels disposed on a display area;
a display controller including a timing controller and configured to control the display;
a sensor including a plurality of first sensing electrodes and a plurality of second sensing electrodes disposed in the display area; and
a sensor controller including a touch detector configured to recognize a touch of a user inputted into the sensor in a touch sensing mode and a fingerprint authorizer configured to recognize a fingerprint of the user inputted into the sensor in a fingerprint sensing mode,
wherein the sensor controller changes a mode to the fingerprint sensing mode when no touch is inputted for a predetermined time period in the touch sensing mode and changes the mode to the touch sensing mode when authorization on a fingerprint inputted into the sensor is succeeded in the fingerprint sensing mode, and
wherein the sensor controller sequentially drives all the first sensing electrodes in the fingerprint sensing mode and the sensor controller drives all the second sensing electrodes in the fingerprint sensing mode.

US Pat. No. 10,430,631

MUT FINGERPRINT ID SYSTEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A MEMS ultrasound fingerprint ID system configured to detect both epidermis and dermis fingerprint patterns in three dimensions, the system comprising:a) a micromachined ultrasonic transducer (MUT) transmitter-receiver array comprising MUTs that apply an acoustic signal to a finger;
b) a coupling material disposed on the MUT transmitter-receiver array;
c) a voltage driver that applies a voltage to the array;
d) circuitry connected to the array; and
e) a data processor that receives and processes a signal from the array to produce an image of a fingerprint,
wherein the system is configured to drive MUTs in the MUT transmitter-receiver array in groups and scan the acoustic signal by switching excitation of the MUTs from group to group in sequence, and
wherein a focus diameter of the acoustic signal is determined by a pitch between the MUTs in the group and a frequency of the MUTs in the group.

US Pat. No. 10,430,549

TELERADIOLOGY IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM

Virtual Radiologic Corpor...

1. An image processing system, comprising:at least one hardware processor;
an image processing component comprising a plurality of instructions executed with the at least one hardware processor, the image processing component configured to, under computerized control:
extract data values from a set of electronic imaging data that includes a plurality of digital medical images, the plurality of digital medical images originating from a medical imaging procedure performed by a medical imaging modality at a medical facility;
a data processing component comprising a plurality of instructions executed with the at least one hardware processor, the data processing component configured to, under computerized control:
generate data values that identify characteristics of a diagnostic evaluation task for the plurality of digital medical images, based on the data values extracted from the set of electronic imaging data; and
determine at least one requirement for the diagnostic evaluation task, based on medical information included in the data values from the set of electronic imaging data;
a workflow component comprising a plurality of instructions executed with the at least one hardware processor, the workflow component configured to, under computerized control:
generate data values for electronic worklists associated with respective evaluators, the electronic worklists to list pending diagnostic evaluation tasks designated for performance by the respective evaluators, wherein the data values are communicated to computing systems of the respective evaluators;
initiate a command to designate a particular evaluator of the respective evaluators to perform the diagnostic evaluation task, wherein the particular evaluator is designated based on a match of at least one qualification of the particular evaluator with the at least one requirement of the diagnostic evaluation task; and
update the electronic worklist for the particular evaluator in response to the command to designate the particular evaluator, wherein the electronic worklist for the particular evaluator is updated to include a pending state for the diagnostic evaluation task; and
a data transmission component comprising a plurality of instructions executed with the at least one hardware processor, the data transmission component configured to, under computerized control:
transmit the plurality of digital medical images, via a network, to a computing device associated with the particular evaluator, in response to a command received from the particular evaluator via the electronic worklist to accept the diagnostic evaluation task from the pending state;
wherein the plurality of digital medical images are transmitted and made accessible to the computing device associated with the particular evaluator for performance of the diagnostic evaluation task, based on the acceptance of the diagnostic evaluation task and management of the electronic worklist for the respective evaluators, such that the plurality of digital medical images are not transmitted to the computing systems of the respective evaluators before acceptance of the diagnostic evaluation task.

US Pat. No. 10,430,501

MAPPING OF DOCUMENTS WITH GLOBAL TAGGING MAP

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:applying, by one or more processor, tags to a first document using a tagging map; and
applying, by the one or more processor, tags to a second document using the tagging map, wherein the tagging map is a custom tagging map provided based on user defined one or more input, wherein the user defined one or more input is received using a user interface that presents a graphical representation of the tagging map and which allows the user to perform one or more of the following selected from the group consisting of (a) adding a node to the tagging map; (b) subtracting a node from the tagging map; (c) specifying a description of a node of the tagging map, and (d) specifying a hierarchical relationship between nodes of the tagging map, wherein the graphical representation of the tagging map includes a plurality of nodes that have descriptions and wherein a hierarchical relationship between first and second nodes of the plurality of nodes is represented in the graphical representation of the tagging map, wherein the user interface allows the user to perform each of the following (a) adding a node to the tagging map; (b) subtracting a node from the tagging map; (c) specifying a description of a node of the tagging map and (d) specifying a hierarchical relationship between tagging map nodes, and wherein the applying tags to a first document using a tagging map includes applying tags to the first document based on user specified one or more input, wherein the user specified one or more input is received using a displayed user interface that presents a graphical representation of the tagging map and that presents in different areas of the displayed user interface first and second text segments of the first document parsed from the first document and wherein the displayed user interface allows the user to select each of the first and second texts segments and to specify a belonging of the first and second text segments to a selected one of the first node or the second node of the tagging map using the graphical representation which represents the hierarchical relationship between the first node and the second node, wherein the method includes associating each of the first and second text segments to one of the first node or the second node based on a belonging specified by the user, and wherein the first node and the second node include text descriptions, wherein the method includes generating an output document using the tagging map, wherein the generating includes using the tagging map so that text of the text descriptions of the first node and second node are included in the output document according to an order that is based on a hierarchy of the hierarchical relationship between the first node and the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,430,429

DATA MINING MANAGEMENT SERVER

Cognizant Technology Solu...

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

US Pat. No. 10,430,418

CONTEXT-BASED ACTIONS FROM A SOURCE APPLICATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:receiving one or more search results from a search operation based on a search query, at least one of the search results being associated with an application identifier identifying a target application in an application store catalog and an action identifier identifying an operation to be executed by the target application on content identified by the at least one search result;
detecting selection of the at least one search result via a user interface; and
launching by a processor the target application identified in the application store catalog by the application identifier to perform the operation identified by the action identifier on the content identified by the selected search result, responsive to the detection of the selection of the search result.

US Pat. No. 10,430,386

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENRICHING A CONCEPT DATABASE

Cortica Ltd, Tel Aviv (I...

1. A method for enriching a concept database, comprising:determining, based on at least one signature of a first multimedia data element (MMDE) and signatures of a plurality of existing concepts in the concept database, at least one first concept among the plurality of existing concepts, wherein each of the at least one first concept matches a portion of the at least one signature of the first MMDE;
generating a reduced representation of the first MMDE, wherein generating the reduced representation further comprises removing the portion of the first MMDE matching the at least one first concept;
comparing the reduced representation of the first MMDE to signatures representing a plurality of second MMDEs to determine a plurality of matching second MMDEs;
generating, based on the reduced representation of the first MMDE and the plurality of matching second MMDEs, at least one second concept; and
adding the generated at least one second concept to the concept database.

US Pat. No. 10,430,372

SYSTEM ON CHIP INCLUDING CLOCK MANAGEMENT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SYSTEM ON CHIP

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. Clock management circuitry, comprising:a first master clock controller configured to provide a first command to a first slave clock controller via a first channel and a second command to a second slave clock controller via a second channel, based on a first clock request;
the first slave clock controller configured to control an output of a first clock signal based on the first command; and
the second slave clock controller configured to control an output of a second clock signal based on the second command,
wherein the first master clock controller is further configured to provide the second command to the second slave clock controller via the second channel after receiving a first acknowledgement from the first slave clock controller, and
the first master clock controller is configured to perform a clock gating operation after receiving the first acknowledgement indicating that the first slave clock controller has completed a controlling operation with respect to the output of the first clock signal, and a second acknowledgement indicating that the second slave clock controller has completed a controlling operation with respect to the output of the second clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,430,366

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURATION OF HOT-INSERTED DEVICE PRIOR TO OPERATING SYSTEM CONTROL OF DEVICE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a processor; and
a port configured to couple a hot-pluggable device received in the information handling system to the processor, the port comprising a hot-plug controller configured to:
detect insertion of the hot-pluggable device into the information handling system; and
delay communication of a hot-plug interrupt to an operating system executing on the processor in response to the insertion of the hot-pluggable device in order to allow for platform-specific configuration of the hot-pluggable device, wherein the delaying includes simulating responses to bus scans to the operating system to indicate to the operating system that the hot-pluggable device is not present, despite the presence of the hot-pluggable device.

US Pat. No. 10,430,350

SECURE STORAGE OF DATA THROUGH A MULTIFACETED SECURITY SCHEME

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing system and from a computing device on a network, a plurality of data blocks generated by the computing device, wherein the computing device generates the plurality of data blocks by splitting a file into a plurality of fragments, encrypting the plurality fragments with at least one of a plurality of encryption keys, and packaging the encrypted fragments into the plurality of data blocks;
storing, by the computing system, the plurality of data blocks across a plurality of nodes on the network;
storing, by the computing system, instructions for reassembling the file from the plurality of data blocks;
moving, by the computing system, at least some of the plurality of data blocks to different nodes on the network;
storing, by the computing system, updated instructions for reassembling the file, wherein the updated instructions enable reassembling the file after moving the at least some of the plurality of data blocks to different nodes on the network; and
continuing to move at least some of the data blocks to different nodes on the network, wherein the data blocks are moved at a frequency based on utilization of the nodes on the network, and wherein the data blocks are moved more frequently during periods of low utilization.

US Pat. No. 10,430,314

FIRMWARE FINGERPRINTING BASED ON DATA MONITORED DURING FIRMWARE LOADING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a microcontroller;
one or more fingerprint sensors to monitor data traffic at one or more locations on a communication path associated with a firmware transfer; and
a firmware loading controller to:
identify a request to load firmware on the microcontroller;
initiate the firmware transfer to load the firmware on the microcontroller;
obtain, from the one or more fingerprint sensors, the data traffic monitored at the one or more locations on the communication path associated with the firmware transfer;
generate, based on the data traffic monitored at one or more of the locations, a generated digital fingerprint related to the firmware; and
determine whether the generated digital fingerprint matches a digital fingerprint associated with the firmware.

US Pat. No. 10,430,272

SECURE RAID SCHEMES FOR DISTRIBUTED STORAGE

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A storage system comprising:a data source interface that receives message data m from a message data source for transfer to a hardware data store, wherein the message data m includes multiple message symbols; and
a data encoder that
encodes a set of random symbols according to a first erasure code C1, sums the multiple message symbols of m with a subset of the symbols of the first erasure code C1 and produces a summed codeword, and then
encodes a subset of symbols of the summed codeword with a second erasure code C2 and produces output symbols that are sent to nodes of the hardware data store,
wherein the data encoder selects a default value that is assigned to a subset of the output symbols of C2 such that the default value subset symbols are not assigned to any of the hardware data store nodes and the remaining output symbols are assigned to one or more of the hardware data store nodes; and
wherein the data encoder further scrambles the received message data according to parameters k, r, z, wherein k corresponds to a message size, r corresponds to a number of hardware data store nodes that will be tolerated for failure or erasure, and z corresponds to a number of hardware data store shares that if compromised are not sufficient to reveal information about the received message data.

US Pat. No. 10,430,268

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREOF

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

1. An operations management system, comprising:a memory configured to store program instructions and a plurality of analytical models respectively used for detection of anomaly in a plurality of targets; and
a processor configured to execute the program instructions including:
an order controller configured to control a processing order of the detection of anomaly for the plurality of targets performed by the operation management system to be the same as a descending order of score of anomaly of the plurality of targets;
an analyzer configured to detect, in the processing order, anomaly in each of the plurality of targets; and
a countermeasure executor configured to execute countermeasure for the anomaly on the target in which the anomaly is detected, wherein
the order controlled is configured to update the processing order for the plurality of targets, per each period of time, and
the analyzer is configured to detect anomaly for the plurality of targets, per each period of time,
wherein the order controller is configured to, in a case that the detection of anomaly has not been performed for one of the plurality of targets within a period of time, update the processing order using the score increased for the one of the plurality of targets.

US Pat. No. 10,430,254

COMPOSE APPLICATION EXTENSION ACTIVATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method of activating an extension, comprising:opening a compose application including a compose form at a computing device;
receiving input entered into the composed form of the compose application by a user;
analyzing the input as the input is entered into the compose form of the compose application;
dynamically activating a compose extension in response to the input being entered into the compose form of the compose application, wherein dynamically activating the compose extension includes schematizing data contained in the input entered into the compose form of the compose application and dynamically displaying content in a form different from the displayed compose form based on the schematized data; and
initiating one or more messages based on the compose extension, the one or more messages including content based on the displayed content.

US Pat. No. 10,430,204

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOUD PROVISIONING AND APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT

BladeLogic Inc., Houston...

1. A computer program product, the computer program product being tangibly embodied on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and comprising instructions that, when executed, are configured to cause at least one computing device to implement:a snapshot engine to capture hardware characteristics and software characteristics from a user-selected physical environment and to create abstractions from the hardware characteristics and the software characteristics, wherein the abstractions include classes of hardware and classes of software;
a provisioning engine to provision a cloud environment, wherein:
the provisioning engine interacts with an application programming interface (API) of the cloud environment using configuration information,
the configuration information includes the abstractions created by the snapshot engine and user changes to the abstractions through a user interface,
the provisioning engine maps the configuration information to calls to the API of the cloud environment, and
the provisioning engine is separate from a provider of the cloud environment and is separate from a runtime engine; and
the runtime engine to receive application configuration information and to deploy an application in the cloud environment using the application configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,430,180

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESILIENT AUTOMATION UPGRADE

Automation Anywhere, Inc....

1. A computer system for creating adapters that enable application automation comprising:(1) a portable unit in a first computer environment having one or more single execution features, several commands, or user generated macros to record and playback executable programs in one or more remote computers;
(2) an inspector to perform an analysis of an application and retrieve information on at least one of an underlying application framework, object metadata and properties, object type, associated actions, user interface layout and application response time;
(3) an exception manager to filter out (a) mismatched objects between versions of objects that semantically have a high probability of being synonyms and (b) one or more object properties that indicate that an object structure has changed;
(4) a semantic difference engine that locates a source object in a target hierarchy by taking into account labels in the source object and labels in a target object and inferring meaning of the labels in the source object and the target object, and further by inferring meaning of context of other fields, and controls within a sphere of activity of the labels in the source object and labels in the target object;
(5) a fingerprint generator to analyze (a) a screen writer for objects and (b) respective locations;
(6) a calibration manager to compare and analyze similar functional screens from different versions of an application;
(7) a screen repository to represent a set of screens to carry out selected business process;
(8) a screen serializer to store screen, related metadata and control structure in a machine readable format; and
(9) a learning mechanism to build an upgraded resilient automation adapter for (a) storing and mining features of an underlying application technology and object recognition criteria, and (b) learning critical identifying criteria for applying automated application updates, and including (i) filing information under appropriate categories, (ii) applying machine learning techniques, such as multiple regression, principal component analysis, and (iii) storing the results in a knowledge database.

US Pat. No. 10,430,172

RE-CONFIGURATION IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a data structure for use in a cloud computing environment, the data structure comprising:a software template describing a flow of actions executable by a cloud management unit in the cloud computing environment for re-configuration of an application hosted by the cloud management unit and executable by the cloud management unit using a first software scheme, wherein the re-configuration relates to scaling of the hosted application and upgrading software instructions of the hosted application, wherein the first software scheme originates from the software template that allows adding, via a programming interface unit of the hosted application, additional actions to the flow of actions, without changing the existing actions in the re-configuration defined by the software template, wherein the data structure enables a dynamic change of the first software scheme as generated by the programming interface unit of the hosted application from the software template,
wherein the software template comprises the software instructions, and wherein the software instructions comprise:
a first portion of the software instructions non-editable by the programming interface unit of the hosted application;
a second portion of the software instructions allowed by the software template to be added to the software template by the programming interface unit of the hosted application, wherein the second portion of the software instructions is added to the software template, by the programming interface unit of the hosted application, to apply the software template of the data structure to the hosted application, and wherein the software template of the data structure is applied to the hosted application to generate a second software scheme; and
a third portion of the software instructions editable by the programming interface unit of the hosted application, wherein the third portion determines which of the first portion or the second portion of the software instructions needs to be executed by the programming interface unit of the hosted application.

US Pat. No. 10,430,149

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. A communication device comprising:circuitry configured to
associate information associating providing sources with a plurality of display areas of a display screen;
obtain data from the providing sources, wherein the data is updated at the communication device based on results of checking the providing sources periodically by accessing the information associating the providing sources with the plurality of display areas to access a plurality of image lists associated with respective providing sources, at least one of the image lists comprising an addition time for a listed image, the addition time indicating a date and time at which the listed image was added to the image list, and determining based on the addition time whether the data has been updated at the providing sources;
generate a plurality of images using the data from the providing sources, wherein at least one image of the plurality of images includes a profile image indicating a user and a name of the user; and
control display of a first image based on data obtained from a first providing source and a second image based on data obtained from a second providing source so that the first image and the second image are displayed in a first display area,
wherein the first display area is included in the plurality of display areas and is configured to be associated with at least two providing sources.

US Pat. No. 10,430,137

PRINTER AND PRINTING METHOD

SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printer comprising:a printing portion configured to perform printing on a paper sheet;
a control unit configured to control the printing portion;
a memory connecting terminal configured to receive an external memory that stores printing data for printing by the printer;
a reading device configured to optically or electromagnetically read an operation code for the printer; and
a display configured to display a content that demands the reading operation of the operation code by the reading device, wherein
the control unit is configured such that prior to any printing of the printing data, the control unit compares a collation keyword included in the operation code read by the reading device and a collation keyword included in the printing data supplied from the external memory, and if the collation keywords match, the control unit controls the printing portion to print the printing data from the external memory onto the paper sheet,
the operation code includes an in-code keyword identification command for identifying the collation keyword in the operation code, and
the printing data includes an in-printing data keyword identification command for identifying the collation keyword in the printing data.

US Pat. No. 10,429,956

CAPACITIVE STYLUS WITH DETACHABLE ERASER

Waltop International Corp...

1. A capacitive stylus used on a touch device, comprising:a pen housing comprising a rear end section and a thinning section, the thinning section being located before the rear end section, the rear end section having a thickness greater than a thickness of the thinning section;
a detachable eraser located at a rear end of the pen housing for emitting an erasing signal;
wherein an outer surface of the eraser includes a compressible latch, an inner surface of the rear end section includes an axial groove, and the latch is pushed through the axial groove to locate the latch in the thinning section, and the latch is rotated in the thinning section to complete the assembly with the pen housing.

US Pat. No. 10,429,943

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TRACKING MOVING HANDS AND RECOGNIZING GESTURAL INTERACTIONS

Ultrahaptics IP Two Limit...

1. A method of determining command input to a machine responsive to control object gestures in three dimensional (3D) sensory space, the method comprising:configuring a 3D model representing a control object by fitting one or more 3D capsules to observation information based on an image captured at time t0 of gestural motion of the control object in three dimensional (3D) sensory space;
responsive to modifications in the observation information based on another image captured at time t1, improving alignment of the 3D capsules to the observation information by:
determining variance between a point on another set of observation information based on the image captured at time t1 and a corresponding point on at least one of the 3D capsules fitted to the observation information based on the image captured at time t0 by:
pairing point sets from points on the observation information with points on the 3D capsules, wherein normal vectors to points on the observation information are parallel to normal vectors to points on the 3D capsules; and
determining the variance comprising a reduced root mean squared deviation (RMSD) of distances between paired point sets; and
responsive to the variance adjusting the 3D capsules and determining a gesture performed by the control object based on the 3D capsules as adjusted; and
interpreting the gesture as providing command input to a machine.

US Pat. No. 10,429,941

CONTROL DEVICE OF HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY, OPERATION METHOD AND OPERATION PROGRAM THEREOF, AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A control device of a head mounted display, that controls an operation of the head mounted display which is mounted on a head of a user and allows the user to recognize a virtual space, the control device comprising:a display control unit that displays a three-dimensional virtual object in the virtual space;
an operation recognition unit that recognizes a gesture operation performed on the virtual object with a hand of the user;
a selection processing unit that selects one of a plurality of options relating to a display form of the virtual object or a type of the virtual object in a case where a double tap operation in which an operation of lowering at least one finger other than a thumb toward the thumb and then raising the finger is consecutively performed twice is recognized as the gesture operation; and
a change processing unit that performs change processing of changing the display form of the virtual object displayed in the virtual space or the type of the virtual object displayed in the virtual space, based on the one option selected in the selection processing unit in a case where a slide operation of moving the hand with any of a wrist, an elbow, or a shoulder as a fulcrum is recognized as the gesture operation,
wherein the options include a display position, a display size, and a display orientation of the virtual object, as a type of the change processing.

US Pat. No. 10,429,928

SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR CAPACITIVE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SENSORS

CTRL-labs Corporation, N...

1. A method of fabricating an electromyography (“EMG”) sensor, the method comprising:forming at least a portion of at least one circuit on a first surface of a substrate;
forming a first electrode on a second surface of the substrate, the second surface of the substrate opposite the first surface of the substrate across a thickness of the substrate, wherein the first electrode comprises a first electrically conductive plate;
forming at least a first electrically conductive pathway through the substrate that communicatively couples the first electrode and the at least a portion of at least one circuit;
forming a second electrode on the second surface of the substrate, wherein the second electrode comprises a second electrically conductive plate;
forming at least a second electrically conductive pathway through the substrate that communicatively couples the second electrode and the at least a portion of at least one circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,881

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FOR STOPPING AN OSCILLATING CLOCK SIGNAL FROM BEING PROVIDED TO AN IP BLOCK, A SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEM HAVING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND A METHOD OF OPERATING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a driver circuit;
a first clock control circuit for controlling a first clock source;
a second clock control circuit for sending a first clock request to the first clock control circuit in response to a second clock request from the driver circuit, and controlling a second clock source to generate a stopped clock signal based on an acknowledgment of the first clock request from the first clock control circuit, wherein the second clock source receives a clock signal from the first clock source, and the stopped clock signal is a clock signal turned off for a predetermined amount of time; and
wherein the driver circuit receives an intellectual property (IP) block control signal, and outputs the IP block control signal to an IP block while the stopped clock signal is output to the IP block.

US Pat. No. 10,429,860

ADJUSTABLE VALVE

FlowCon International ApS...

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

US Pat. No. 10,429,853

ZONE PASSAGE CONTROL IN WORKSITE

Sandvik Mining and Constr...

1. A system for zone passage control for a zone of an autonomously operating mobile vehicle in a worksite divided into a plurality of operation zones by checkpoints, the system comprising:a set of checkpoints between the plurality of operation zones, wherein access and exit to each operation zone is provided through the checkpoints;
a set of detection units, each detection unit being placed at a checkpoint and being arranged to detect at least one mobile object entering and/or exiting the zone;
a set of identification units, each identification unit being placed at a checkpoint and being arranged to identify the mobile object entering and/or exiting the zone; and
a central controller arranged in operational connection with the set of the detection units and with the set of the identification units, wherein the central controller is configured to determine a state of the zone on the basis of data supplied by at least one of the set of the detection units and the set of the identification units, the state of the zone including data about at least one of a number and a type of mobile objects existing in the zone and a number and a type of mobile objects entering or exiting the zone, to determine, on the basis of the determined state of the zone, an admissibility level for a mobile object to enter the zone, wherein the admissibility level for the mobile object to enter the zone is set to be positive if it is determined on the basis of the determined state of the zone that the mobile object is allowed to enter the zone or the admissibility level for the mobile object to enter the zone is set to be negative if it is determined on the basis of the determined state of the zone that the mobile object is not allowed to enter the zone, and to provide, on the basis of the determined admissibility level, a control signal to stop at least one autonomously operating mobile vehicle existing in the zone in response to the determined admissibility level being negative for the mobile object entered the zone.

US Pat. No. 10,429,839

MULTI-SENSOR ENVIRONMENTAL MAPPING

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

19. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media having stored thereon executable instructions that, when executed by one or more processors onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle within an environment, cause the one or more processors to:(a) determine, using at least one of a plurality of sensors carried by the unmanned aerial vehicle, an initial location of the unmanned aerial vehicle, wherein the plurality of sensors comprise (1) at least one vision sensor configured to capture image data to generate a first sensing signal and (2) at least one proximity sensor configured to obtain distance data to generate a second sensing signal;
(b) assess suitability of the first and second sensing signals for generating various portions of an environmental map, wherein said assessment is based on distinct characteristics of the various portions of the environment and distinct capabilities of the at least one vision sensor and the at least one proximity sensor;
(c) based on the assessed suitability of (b), (i) select the first sensing signal for generating a first portion of the environmental map, and (ii) select the second sensing signal for generating a second portion of the environmental map, wherein the first sensing signal is assessed to be more suitable than the second sensing signal for generating the first portion of the environmental map, and wherein the second sensing signal is assessed to be more suitable than the first sensing signal for generating the second portion of the environmental map;
(d) based on the selected sensing signals of (c), (i) process the image data captured by the vision sensor to generate a first set of depth images including depth information for the first portion of the environmental map, and (ii) process the distance data obtained by the proximity sensor to generate a second set of depth images including depth information for the second portion of the environmental map;
(e) combine the first and second sets of depth images to generate the environmental map; and
(f) effect the unmanned aerial vehicle to autonomously return to the initial location or fly to a specified location utilizing the environmental map.

US Pat. No. 10,429,821

METHOD FOR PRINTING COLORED OBJECT OF 3D PRINTER

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. A method for printing colored object using a 3D printer (1) and both 3D coordinates and color data acquired from a colored model (5), the method comprising:a) inputting a 3D file of the colored model (5) at a processor;
b) reading coordinate information and color information of the colored model (5) by the processor;
c) performing a 3D route slicing process by the processor according to the coordinate information for respectively generating a route file (6) for each of a plurality of printing layers, wherein each route file (6) respectively records a printing route and a layer mark of one of the printing layers;
d) performing a 2D image slicing process by the processor according to the coordinate information and the color information for respectively generating an image file (7) for each of the printing layers, wherein each image file (7) respectively records color information and the layer mark of one of the printing layers; and
e) controlling a single 3D nozzle (3) of the 3D printer (1) to print a slicing object of each printing layer according to the printing route of each route file (6) of each printing layer, obtaining each image file (7) corresponding to the current printing layer according to the layer mark of each route file (6), and controlling a 2D nozzle (4) of the 3D printer (1) to perform coloring to directly on each printed slicing object of the current printing layer according to the color information of each obtained image file (7) after each slicing object is completely printed.

US Pat. No. 10,429,812

CLEAN STATUS INDICATOR

1. A clean status indicator anchoring system for use with and on a dishwasher, the dishwasher including a frame with a base, and a washing compartment within the frame, the clean status indicator anchoring system comprising:at least one weight sensor configured to removably mount to the dishwasher externally of the washing compartment of the dishwasher, the weight sensor configured to sense the weight of objects within the washing compartment;
at least one temperature sensor configured to monitor the temperature within the washing compartment;
a housing having a visual display configured to removably mount to a location external of the frame, the visual display is operable for conveying a clean/dirty status of objects within the washing compartment;
a controller positioned within the housing, the controller having a control logic and a status logic in operative communication with a power supply, the at least one weight sensor, the at least one temperature sensor, and the visual display, wherein the controller is operable for monitoring the clean/dirty status of objects within the washing using the at least one weight sensor and the at least one temperature sensor and sending data to the visual display;
at least one first slide component having at least one slot defined therein;
at least one second slide component disposed within the at least one slot configured to move in relation to the at least one first slide component along at least a first axis extending along a length of the at least one slot, a second axis extending along a width of the at least one slot, and a third axis extending perpendicular to the first axis and the second axis; and
wherein at least one of the at least one first slide component and the at least one second slide component is configured to be secured to at least one of the dishwasher and a rigid support structure immediately adjacent to the dishwasher to allow for a controlled degree of movement of the dishwasher along at least the first axis, the second axis, and the third axis.

US Pat. No. 10,429,810

FLUIDIC DEVICE CONTROL

Funai Electric Co. Ltd., ...

1. A method for controlling a fluidic device, the method comprising the steps of:with a first hardware computing device,
receiving commands from a user interface in a relatively high level protocol comprising a standardized command language,
converting the commands from the standardized command language into a relatively mid-level protocol,
sending the commands in the relatively mid-level protocol,
receiving data,
converting the data into the standardized command language, and
sending the data to the user interface according to the standardized command language, and
with a second hardware computing device that is independent of and separate from the first hardware computing device,
receiving the commands from the first computing device in the relatively mid-level protocol,
converting the commands from the relatively mid-level protocol to at least one relatively lower level protocol that is understood by a fluidic device that is connected to the controller,
receiving data from the fluidic device, and
sending the data to the first computing device,
wherein a plurality of fluidic devices connect to the second hardware computing device, and the second hardware computing device converts the commands from the relatively mid-level protocol to a selected lower level protocol associated with a selected one of the fluidic devices to which the commands are directed.

US Pat. No. 10,429,781

IMAGE HEATING DEVICE AND HEATER FOR USE IN IMAGE HEATING DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A heater for use in an image heating device, the heater comprising:a substrate;
a first heating block provided on the substrate and configured to generate heat by electric power supplied thereto;
a second heating block provided on the substrate at a position different from the position of the first heating block in a longitudinal direction of the substrate and configured to generate heat by electric power supplied thereto;
a third heating block provided on the substrate at a position different from the position of the first and second heating blocks in the longitudinal direction of the substrate and configured to generate heat by electric power supplied thereto;
a fourth heating block provided on the substrate at a position different from the position of the first, second and third heating blocks in the longitudinal direction of the substrate and configured to generate heat by electric power supplied thereto, the first to fourth heating blocks are controllable independently of each other;
a first temperature sensor provided on the substrate at a position corresponding to the first heating block;
a second temperature sensor provided on the substrate at a position corresponding to the second heating block;
a third temperature sensor provided on the substrate at a position corresponding to the third heating block;
a fourth temperature sensor provided on the substrate at a position corresponding to the fourth heating block;
a first conductive pattern provided on the substrate and electrically coupled to the first temperature sensor;
a second conductive pattern provided on the substrate and electrically coupled to the second temperature sensor;
a first common conductive pattern provided on the substrate and electrically coupled to the first and second temperature sensors;
a third conductive pattern provided on the substrate and electrically coupled to the third temperature sensor;
a fourth conductive pattern provided on the substrate and electrically coupled to the fourth temperature sensor;
a second common conductive pattern provided on the substrate and electrically coupled to the third and fourth temperature sensors;
a first electrode provided on the substrate at one end portion of the substrate in the longitudinal direction of the substrate and electrically connected to the first conductive pattern;
a second electrode provided on the substrate at the one end portion of the substrate in the longitudinal direction of the substrate and electrically connected to the second conductive pattern;
a first common electrode provided on the substrate at the one end portion of the substrate in the longitudinal direction of the substrate and electrically connected to the first common conductive pattern;
a third electrode provided on the substrate at the other end portion of the substrate in the longitudinal direction of the substrate and electrically connected to the third conductive pattern;
a fourth electrode provided on the substrate at the other end portion of the substrate in the longitudinal direction of the substrate and electrically connected to the fourth conductive pattern; and
a second common electrode provided on the substrate at the other end portion of the substrate in the longitudinal direction of the substrate and electrically connected to the second common conductive pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,429,774

FIXING DEVICE HAVING SEPARATING MEMBER FOR SEPARATING SHEET FROM HEATING MEMBER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A fixing device comprising:a heating member heating a toner transferred on a sheet;
a pressing member forming a pressing area with the heating member, the toner being pressed at the pressing area; and
a separating member contacting an outer circumferential face of the heating member and separating the sheet passed through the pressing area from the heating member,
wherein the heating member has a contact area and a non-contact area in an axis direction perpendicular to a conveying direction of the sheet, and
the contact area has a larger outer diameter than the non-contact area, and
the separating member is in contact with the contact area, and is not in contact with the non-contact area.

US Pat. No. 10,429,714

DRIVER FOR ELECTROCHROMIC ELEMENT, METHOD FOR DRIVING ELECTROCHROMIC ELEMENT, OPTICAL FILTER, IMAGING DEVICE, LENS UNIT, AND WINDOW COMPONENT

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electrochromic element comprising:a pair of electrodes;
an electrochromic layer disposed between the pair of electrodes;
the electrochromic layer comprising two kinds of organic compounds; and
a driver connected to at least one of the pair of electrodes,
wherein the driver increases transmittance of the electrochromic element with applying a voltage before decreasing the transmittance of the electrochromic element,
wherein the driver is configured to saturate a change in the transmittance of the electrochromic element by applying a voltage V1, and
the V1 is a voltage which is equal to or higher than an oxidation voltage of one of the organic compounds, and which is lower than a back reduction voltage of the other organic compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,429,703

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other;
a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a pixel electrode disposed on the first substrate,
wherein the pixel electrode defines:
a first stem extending in a first direction,
a second stem extending in a second direction which crosses the first direction, the second stem intersecting the first stem to form a cross shape,
first edge bars extending in the first direction and connected to the second stem,
second edge bars extending in the second direction and connected to the first stem, and
a branch provided in plural which extends from the first stem or the second stem inclined with respect to the first direction or the second direction and terminates spaced apart from the first and second edge bars,
wherein in a top plan view distal ends of each of the first edge bars are spaced apart from distal ends of each of the second edge bars.

US Pat. No. 10,429,689

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Alpine Electronics, Inc.,...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:a color filter including a filter portion and a mask portion which is arranged around the filter portion and shields light;
a liquid crystal panel including a liquid crystal portion including a display region corresponding to the filter portion; and,
a cover member which is arranged on a display side of the liquid crystal panel and is made of a translucent material;
wherein the cover member includes:
an intermediate layer having a pattern in which a partial light shielding region and a partial light transmitting region are mixed, and corresponding to a part of the mask portion arranged outside the filter portion; and,
a light shielding layer arranged outside the intermediate layer and having the same material and color as the partial light shielding region; and,
wherein a color of each pixel of the liquid crystal panel corresponding to the partial light transmitting region included in the intermediate layer is set as an intermediate color between a color of the mask portion and a color of a pixel of the liquid crystal panel adjacent to each pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,429,646

FREE SPACE OPTICAL COMBINER WITH PRESCRIPTION INTEGRATION

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a prescriptive see-through eyepiece including:
a meniscus lens body having an external scene side with a convex curvature and an eye-ward side with a concave curvature; and
an optical combiner disposed within the meniscus lens body between the external scene side and the eye-ward side to combine image light incident through the eye-ward side with external scene light incident through the external scene side into a combined image directed along an eye-ward direction out of the meniscus lens body, wherein the optical combiner is partially reflective and imparts substantially no lensing power to the external scene light that passes through the optical combiner, wherein the optical combiner along with the concave curvature of the eye-ward side of the meniscus lens body are collectively configured to impart prescriptive lensing to the image light, and wherein the convex curvature of the external scene side and the concave curvature of the eye-ward side are collectively configured to impart the prescriptive lensing to the external scene light;
wherein the meniscus lens body includes a recess in the eye-ward side and the optical combiner comprises an insert having a size and a shape that inserts into the recess;
wherein the optical combiner is configured to impart lensing power to the image light in reflection; and
wherein the optical combiner further comprises:
a plurality of serrated surfaces, wherein the serrated surfaces are curved to impart the lensing power in reflection; and
a partially reflective coating disposed over the serrated surfaces; and
wherein the recess includes an interior surface having complementary serrated surfaces that are mated to the plurality of serrated surfaces of the insert.

US Pat. No. 10,429,614

FOLDED TELEPHOTO CAMERA LENS SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A telephoto lens system, comprising:a plurality of optical elements arranged along a first optical axis and a second optical axis of the lens system and configured to:
refract light from an object field along the first optical axis;
redirect the light on to the second optical axis; and
refract the light on the second optical axis to form an image at an image plane;
wherein a total track length (TTL) of the telephoto lens system is 14 millimeters or less;
wherein the plurality of optical elements includes, in order along the first and second optical axes from an object side of the lens system to an image side of the lens system:
one or more lens elements on the first optical axis;
a light path folding element configured to redirect the light from the first optical axis on to the second optical axis; and
one or more lens elements on the second optical axis;
wherein the telephoto lens system further includes an aperture stop located between a first lens element on the first optical axis and a reflecting surface of the light path folding element.

US Pat. No. 10,429,574

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND BACKLIGHT MODULE THEREOF

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a light guide plate;
a reflective layer disposed on a bottom of the light guide plate;
an optical film assembly disposed on a top of the light guide plate;
a light-emitting assembly comprising an LED light bar disposed opposite a light incident surface of the light guide plate and a substrate disposed on a bottom of the LED light bar, wherein the substrate extends under a bottom surface of the reflective layer; and
a light blocking adhesive layer disposed on a top of the LED light bar, the light blocking adhesive layer covering the LED light bar and extending to the top of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,429,567

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

SUZHOU UNIVERSITY, Jiang...

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

US Pat. No. 10,429,559

POLARIZING PLATE FOR MINIMIZING REFLECTING PROPERTIES IN AN ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. A polarizing plate for minimizing reflection in an organic light emitting device, comprising:a polarizer; and a retardation layer laminated on one side of the polarizer,
wherein a reflectivity measure on a side of the polarizer of the polarizing plate is 10% or less at an inclined angle of 50 degrees and the inclined angle is an angle between a normal line of a surface of a polarizing plate and an observation direction,
wherein the retardation layer comprises a positive uniaxial retardation film or a negative biaxial retardation film,
wherein an angle between a slow axis of the positive uniaxial retardation film or the negative biaxial retardation film and a light absorption axis of the polarizer is from 40 degrees to 50 degrees,
wherein the retardation layer further comprises a C plate and
wherein the thickness direction retardation (Rth) of the retardation layer according to the equation Rth=d×(Nz?Ny) is from 10 nm to 250 nm,
wherein, d is a thickness of the retardation layer, and Ny and Nz are refractive indexes in y and z axes of the retardation layer, respectively, wherein the y axis is a direction parallel to a fast axis of the retardation layer and z axis is a normal direction of a plane formed by the x and y axes, wherein the x axis is a direction parallel to a slow axis of the retardation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,552

OPTICAL SHEET HAVING A COMPOSITE STRUCTURE THEREON AND METHOD TO MAKE THE SAME

UBRIGHT OPTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A method of forming an optical sheet, comprising:providing a mold having a first surface;
forming a plurality of first concave shapes on the first surface of the mold such that the first surface of the mold is changed to a second surface of the mold, wherein each two adjacent first concave shapes overlap with each other;
forming a plurality of second shapes on the plurality of first concave shapes such that the second surface of the mold is changed to a third surface of the mold, wherein the average size of the plurality of first concave shapes is larger than the average size of the plurality of second shapes; and
using the third surface of the mold to emboss a film on a substrate to form a composite structure corresponding to a combination of the plurality of first concave shapes and the plurality of second shapes, wherein the average roughness (Ra) of the composite structure is in a range from 0.3 ?m to 0.8 ?m 0.3-0.8 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,429,525

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PET DATA CORRECTION

SHENZHEN UNITED IMAGING H...

1. A method implemented on at least one computing device each of which has at least one processor and storage for correcting PET data, the method comprising:acquiring first PET data at a time interval;
acquiring a first normalization coefficient corresponding to the first PET data;
determining a scale factor based at least partially on the first normalization coefficient;
determining second PET data based on the first PET data, the scale factor, and the first normalization coefficient;
determining a first dead time correction coefficient corresponding to the second PET data;
determining third PET data based on the second PET data and the first dead time correction coefficient; and
reconstructing a first image based on the third PET data.

US Pat. No. 10,429,505

MULTI-PERSPECTIVE ENSONIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

R2SONIC, LLC

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

US Pat. No. 10,429,451

APPARATUS FOR TESTING LUMINAIRE BASED ON USB AND METHOD USING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An apparatus for testing a luminaire based on a universal serial bus (USB), comprising:a power measurement unit for measuring power consumption by measuring power input from a host system to a luminaire based on the USB;
a message interpretation unit for generating a result of interpretation of a message based on a USB-based control message sent and received between the host system and the luminaire;
an illuminance reception unit for receiving a result of measurement of illuminance of the luminaire, measured by a light reception device; and
an information generation unit for generating test result information based on a result of the measurement of the power consumption, the result of the interpretation of the message, and the result of the measurement of the illuminance;
wherein the apparatus for testing the luminaire further comprises:
a USB plug including a detachable USB plug-fixing unit for connecting to the host system which have one of defined USB port types;
a USB receptacle including a detachable USB receptacle-fixing unit for connecting to the luminaire which have one of defined USB connector types;
an external power supply connection unit for receiving power from an external power supply;
wherein the apparatus for testing the luminaire is driven by using power received from the external power supply and passes power supplied from the host system to the luminaire.

US Pat. No. 10,429,447

VOLTAGE SENSING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A voltage sensing device configured to switch between a voltage sensing mode for sensing a voltage across two voltage detection target nodes and a current sensing mode for sensing a voltage across terminals of a shunt resistor for sensing a current, the voltage sensing device comprising:a multiplexer that is configured to
selects either two corresponding voltages at the two voltage sensing target nodes or two corresponding voltages at the terminals of the shunt resistor, and
output either the two corresponding voltages at the two voltage sensing target nodes or the two corresponding voltages at the terminals of the shunt resistor, which are selected by the multiplexer, as a first output voltage and a second output voltage;
a differential switched capacitor amplifier circuit that includes a sampling capacitor and a feedback capacitor, and that is configured to
sample the first output voltage and the second output voltage through the sampling capacitor, and
output sensing voltages corresponding to the first output voltage and the second output voltage by transferring a charge, which is stored in the sampling capacitor, through the feedback capacitor; and
an operation control unit that is configured to control the multiplexer and the differential switched capacitor amplifier circuit,
wherein the differential switched capacitor amplifier circuit is configured to change a gain of the differential switched capacitor amplifier circuit,
wherein the operation control unit is configured to switch an operation mode to the voltage sensing mode by
controlling the multiplexer to output each of the two corresponding voltages at the two voltage sensing target nodes, and
controlling the differential switched capacitor amplifier circuit to change the gain to a first gain, and
wherein the operation control unit switches the operation mode to the current sensing mode by
controlling the multiplexer to output each of the two corresponding voltages at the terminals of the shunt resistor, and
controlling the differential switched capacitor amplifier circuit to change the gain to a second gain, which is larger than the first gain.

US Pat. No. 10,429,357

MODEL CREATION METHOD AND DEVICE, AND INSPECTION DEVICE USING THE SAME

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A model creation method executed by a processing device to create a model of an analysis region used in numerical analysis, the method comprising:a step of designating a crystal growth direction for a region including crystallinity having acoustic anisotropy in the analysis region;
a step of selecting partial image data to which the crystallinity of the region is reflected; and
a step of rotating and operating the partial image data along the crystal growth direction; and
a step of creating image data covered in the region designated using the rotated partial image data.

US Pat. No. 10,429,320

METHOD FOR AUTO-LEARNING TOOL MATCHING

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A method of tool matching, comprising:performing measurements, with one or more detectors of an optical measurement tool, on a control wafer at a first time to determine a first set of parameters associated with tool conditions of a lithography tool for processing one or more wafers different from the control wafer, wherein one or more of the first set of parameters includes at least one of film thickness, critical dimension, trench height, sidewall angle, overlay, surface roughness, or surface smoothness of the control wafer;
comparing, with one or more processors communicatively coupled to the one or more detectors of the optical measurement tool, the first set of parameters against a primary set of parameter thresholds to determine when a parameter of the first set of parameters matches a correctable tool condition;
determining, with the one or more processors, a presence or an absence of the parameter in a library of key parameters when the parameter matches the correctable tool condition, the library of key parameters including a secondary set of parameter thresholds that is a subset of the primary set of parameter thresholds;
adding, with the one or more processors, the parameter to the library of key parameters when the parameter matches the correctable tool condition and is not represented in the library of key parameters;
providing to the lithography tool, with the one or more processors, a control signal configured to reconfigure at least one control setting of the lithography tool to repair the correctable tool condition;
performing measurements on a second wafer at a second time to determine a second set of parameters;
identifying at least one of a time difference or a run count between the first time and the second time; and
comparing, when the time difference is below a threshold time difference or when the run count is below a threshold run count, the second set of parameters against the secondary set of parameter thresholds of the library of key parameters to determine when a key parameter of the second set of parameters is out of limit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,270

WIND TUNNEL FOR HUMAN FLIGHT

Inclined Labs AB, Bromma...

1. A wind tunnel for stable sustained human flight for research or recreation, comprising:a tunnel comprising a first portion having a first central axis and a second portion having a second central axis wherein the second portion is a test section, allowing humans to achieve sustained gliding flight therein,
said first central axis and said second central axis being arranged at a first angle with respect to each other,
at least one fan for creating an air flow in the test section, and
said second central axis is at a second angle with respect to a horizontal plane, said second angle being 15°-60°.

US Pat. No. 10,429,265

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

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,429,247

REACTOR

TAMURA CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A reactor, comprising:a core;
a resin member covering a periphery of the core;
a coil attached to an outer circumference of the resin member; and
a temperature sensor inserted into a gap between the resin member and the coil,
wherein:
the temperature sensor has a columnar temperature detection portion,
at least a part of the temperature detection portion is sandwiched by the resin member and the coil in close contact,
the resin member is provided with a recess portion in which the temperature detection portion is arranged,
the recess portion has an insertion port through which the temperature sensor is to be inserted; and
an inner circumferential surface of the recess portion is provided with an insertion guide for the temperature sensor continuously from the insertion port guiding a tip of the temperature detection portion to a position the tip of the temperature detection portion is to be arranged to.

US Pat. No. 10,429,229

ELECTRICAL DEVICE WITH A HOUSING HOLDING INSULATION OIL AND A SENSOR AND METHOD OF MONITORING THE DEVICE

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. An electrical device comprising:a housing filled or fillable with insulation oil;
a sensor having a piezo element in the housing on a level with a minimum fill level of the insulation oil; and
an evaluation device that is connected to the piezo element and that
induces an oscillation of the piezo element by a burst signal followed by a time interval in which no oscillation is induced by the evaluation device;
determines the fill level from a measurement of a characteristic of the oscillation by the burst signal, and
acoustically monitors the electrical device by recording the oscillation during at least part of the time in which the piezo element is not induced to oscillate.

US Pat. No. 10,429,222

FLOW CHANNEL FOR LAMINARIZING FLOW IN FLOW SENSOR

Honeywell International I...

1. A flow sensor assembly, comprising:a housing defining a flow channel comprising
an inlet port,
an outlet port,
an inlet serpentine portion of the flow channel fluidly coupling to the inlet port,
an outlet serpentine portion of the flow channel fluidly coupling to the outlet port, and
a sensor chamber fluidly coupling the inlet serpentine portion of the flow channel to the outlet serpentine portion of the flow channel, where the sensor chamber defines:
a planar region comprising a first planar region, a second planar region, and a spit planar region, wherein the spit planar region is located between the first planar region and the second planar region, and wherein the spit planar region is in the same plane as that of the first planar region and the second planar region,
an inlet ramp that transitions between a bottom of an inlet of the sensor chamber to the spit planar region, an outlet ramp that transitions between a bottom of an outlet of the sensor chamber to the spit planar region, side walls between the inlet ramp and the planar region, side walls between the outlet ramp and the planar region, and where the sensor chamber is at least 3 times as wide as a width of the inlet serpentine portion of the flow channel and at least 3 times as wide as a width of the outlet serpentine portion of the flow channel; and
a sensor die located proximate to the spit planar region of the sensor chamber and configured to sense a measure related to a flow rate of a fluid flowing through the flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,429,213

MONITORING INSTRUMENT AND EASILY REPLACEABLE SENSOR

United Electric Controls ...

1. A sensor comprising:a housing;
at least one alignment protrusion positioned to align with at least one alignment notch extending into a lower edge of an exterior housing of a sensor attachment member of a monitoring instrument, the lower edge of the exterior housing having a circular shape, such that the at least one alignment protrusion enters the at least one alignment notch when the sensor is installed into the sensor attachment member through the lower edge of the exterior housing of the sensor attachment member, wherein a portion of the housing is accommodated within the exterior housing of the sensor attachment member when the sensor is installed in the sensor attachment member; and
a beveled guide configured to align a first connector of the sensor attachment member with a second connector of the sensor when the sensor is inserted into the sensor attachment member,
wherein the portion of the housing has a circumferential groove to engage with a toroidal spring of the sensor attachment member.