US Pat. No. 10,715,087

CMOS WIDEBAND RF AMPLIFIER WITH GAIN ROLL-OFF COMPENSATION FOR EXTERNAL PARASITICS

Indian Institute of Scien...

1. A wideband RF amplifier comprising:a distributed amplifier comprising plurality of first gain stages, wherein each of the first gain stages comprises a first and a second transistor connected in cascode between an input transmission line and an output transmission line, wherein gate of the first transistor is connected to the input transmission line and source of the first transistor is grounded and drain of the first transistor is connected to the second transistor with an intermediate inductor, and wherein gate of the second transistor is connected to an input filter and drain of the second transistor is connected to the output transmission line; and
a buffer amplifier cascaded with the distributed amplifier, wherein the buffer amplifier is connected between the distributed amplifier and external parasitic elements, wherein the buffer amplifier comprises a plurality of second gain stages, and wherein each of the second gain stages comprises a pair of a third and a fourth transistor connected in cascode with an intermediate inductor, wherein the buffer amplifier incorporates one or more resonant networks and wherein the one or more resonant networks are designed to provide a positive gain slope at higher frequencies, wherein the positive gain slope at higher frequencies compensates for higher frequency performance degradation of the distributed amplifier due to external parasitic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,715,085

RECONFIGURABLE LOW-NOISE AMPLIFIER (LNA)

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A reconfigurable low-noise amplifier (LNA) comprising:amplifier circuitry having a gate terminal coupled to an input terminal, a source terminal coupled to a fixed voltage node, and a drain terminal coupled to an output terminal;
a series feedback network (SFN) coupled between the source terminal and the fixed voltage node, wherein the SFN has a first switch configured to disable the SFN during operation at first frequencies within a lower frequency band and to enable the SFN during operation at second frequencies within a higher frequency band, which has higher frequencies than the lower frequency band; and
a gamma inverting network (GIN) coupled between the input terminal and the fixed voltage node, wherein the GIN has a second switch configured to disable the GIN during operation at the first frequencies within the lower frequency band and to enable the GIN during operation at the second frequencies within the higher frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,715,084

POWER AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power amplifier circuit comprising:an amplifier configured to receive an input signal having an alternating current and to output an amplified signal from an output of the amplifier to a first node, the amplified signal being obtained by amplifying a power of the input signal;
an inductive element that is directly connected between the first node and a second node and to the output of the amplifier; and
a variable capacitor that is directly connected between the second node and a reference potential,wherein an electrostatic capacitance of the variable capacitor increases as a power of the amplified signal increases.

US Pat. No. 10,715,078

COMPACT, SELF-DEPLOYING STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYING FOLDABLE, STRUCTURAL ORIGAMI ARRAYS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES, SOLAR SAILS, AND ANTENNA STRUCTURES

1. A compact, foldable structural origami array, comprising:(a) a plurality of semi-rigid triangular panel elements disposed on a thin, flexible substrate and arranged in a structural origami pattern; and
(b) a plurality of lattice support structures for holding the array substantially flat when the array is deployed, wherein each lattice support structure is aligned with a diagonal of the array.

US Pat. No. 10,715,070

MOTOR DRIVING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING PHASE CURRENT IN MOTOR DRIVING DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A motor driving device comprising:an inverter configured to supply AC power to a three-phase brushless motor;
a current sensor configured to measure DC bus current in the inverter; and
a control unit configured to
receive at least one output of the current sensor and perform PWM control on the inverter;
determine each of three phase currents from a respective measured output of the current sensor when a combination of on and off of three phase PWM pulses is a predetermined combination;
perform pulse shifting to shift a pulse phase of a PWM pulse such that pulse phases of the three phase PWM pulses in a first PWM cycle of the PWM control differ from those in a second PWM cycle of the PWM control; and
determine the three phase currents from respective outputs of the current sensor in the two first and second PWM cycles,
wherein the control unit is configured to determine one or two phase currents in a last half of the first PWM cycle, and to determine a remaining two or one phase currents in a first half of the second PWM cycle immediately after the first PWM cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,715,047

RESONANT POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A resonant power conversion device, comprising:a primary side circuit, configured to receive an input power to output a primary side power according to a control signal, wherein the control signal has a primary frequency, and a frequency of the primary side power corresponds to the primary frequency;
a frequency detecting circuit, configured to detect the primary frequency and convert the primary frequency into a corresponding potential;
a resonant converting circuit, configured to electrically couple the primary side power to output a resonant power;
a secondary side circuit, configured to convert the resonant power into a secondary side power;
a secondary detecting circuit, configured to detect the secondary side power and generate a voltage signal corresponding to the secondary side power; and
a control circuit, configured to output the control signal corresponding to the voltage signal, and not to output the control signal when the corresponding potential is higher than a predetermined level;
wherein the primary side circuit comprises:
a primary side convertor, the primary side convertor comprising a subtractive polarity winding and an additive polarity winding, wherein the subtractive polarity winding is configured to generate a first gate control signal in response to the control signal, and the additive polarity winding is configured to generate a second gate control signal in response to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,715,036

DC-DC TRANSFORMER WITH INDUCTOR FOR THE FACILITATION OF ADIABATIC INTER-CAPACITOR CHARGE TRANSPORT

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. An apparatus comprising: a power converter that to transform a first voltage at a first power-converter terminal into a second voltage at a second power-converter terminal, said power converter comprising a switching network to interconnect capacitors in a capacitor network and a magnetic filter, said magnetic filter comprising a first magnetic-filter terminal and a second magnetic-filter terminal, wherein, with said capacitors connected to a switch from said switching network, said magnetic filter to impose a constraint upon inter-capacitor charge transfer between said capacitors, wherein said second magnetic-filter terminal is to be maintained at said second voltage, wherein said switches to operate at a common frequency and at a common duty cycle, wherein said switching network to transition between states, said states comprising a first state, a second state, and a third state, wherein, in both said first state and said third state, said first magnetic-filter terminal to couple to said capacitor network, wherein in said second state, said first magnetic-filter terminal is to be grounded, and wherein said second state to occur between said first and said third state.

US Pat. No. 10,715,032

CIRCUIT FOR CHARGING AN ELECTRIC BATTERY BY MEANS OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE

1. A circuit for charging an electric battery by means of a photovoltaic module, comprising:first and second input terminals intended to be respectively coupled to first and second terminals of the photovoltaic module;
first and second output terminals intended to be respectively coupled to first and second terminals of the battery;
a switched-mode power converter comprising first and second input terminals respectively coupled to the first and second input terminals of the charging circuit and first and second output terminals respectively coupled to the first and second output terminals of the charging circuit;
a circuit for controlling the switched-mode power converter comprising first and second power supply terminals respectively coupled to the first and second output terminals of the charging circuit;
a protection switch coupling the first output terminal of the switched-mode power converter to the first output terminal of the charging circuit; and
an overvoltage detection circuit configured to, when the voltage between the first and second output terminals of the charging circuit exceeds a threshold, send a command to turn off the protection switch and stop the switched-mode power converter for a predetermined inhibition period.

US Pat. No. 10,714,991

CLAW POLE TYPE MOTOR

PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An automotive single-phase electrical motor of a claw pole type comprising:a motor rotor configured to rotate around a rotating axis;
a stator defined by a pair of annular stator bodies comprising,
a first stator body which comprises a radial arm and at least two magnetic claws, and
a second stator body which comprises a radial arm and at least two magnetic claws,
wherein,
the at least two magnetic claws of the first stator body are configured to mesh with the at least two magnetic claws of the second stator body so that the pair of annular stator bodies mate with each other;
a stator coil arrangement configured to magnetize the pair of annular stator bodies; and
back iron rings which are configured to magnetically connect the at least two magnetic claws of the pair of annular stator bodies with each other,
wherein,
the stator coil arrangement is provided as a satellite of the pair of annular stator bodies,
the radial arm of the first stator body and the radial arm of the second stator body are magnetically connected to each other at the stator coil arrangement, and
the back iron rings and the at least two magnetic claws are completely arranged in a single cylinder plane.

US Pat. No. 10,714,984

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR USING A BATTERY AS AN ANTENNA FOR RECEIVING WIRELESSLY DELIVERED POWER FROM RADIO FREQUENCY POWER WAVES

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of constructing a wireless power receiver configured to receive wirelessly delivered power, the method comprising:providing power conversion circuitry;
providing at least one battery having at least two battery terminals including a battery positive terminal and a battery negative terminal, and at least a part of the battery is configured to act as an antenna that wirelessly receives radio frequency (RF) power signals;
coupling at least one of the at least two battery terminals to the power conversion circuitry, wherein the power conversion circuitry is configured to convert an alternating current (AC) generated by reception of the RF power signals received at the at least one battery into a direct current (DC) voltage; and
providing charging circuitry having at least two charging circuit terminals, including a charging circuit positive terminal and a charging circuit negative terminal
electrically coupling to the battery positive terminal via a first inductor;
electrically coupling to the battery negative terminal via a second inductor; and
electrically coupling the charging circuitry to the power conversion circuitry, wherein:
the first inductor and the second inductor are configured to block the alternating current from being received by the charging circuitry, and
the charging circuitry is configured to (i) receive the DC voltage from the power conversion circuitry and (ii) charge the at least one battery using the DC voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,714,958

CHARGING APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Chicony Power Technology ...

1. A charging apparatus configured to charge a battery device, the charging apparatus comprising:a power conversion circuit configured to provide a charging power to charge the battery device;
a feedback circuit coupled to the power conversion circuit and configured to generate a feedback signal associated with the charging power for the power conversion circuit, wherein the power conversion circuit correspondingly adjusts the charging power according to the feedback signal;
an identifier control circuit coupled to the feedback circuit and configured to receive identifier information from the battery device and determine whether to control the feedback circuit to change the feedback signal according to the identifier information to dynamically adjust the charging power to adapt to the battery device; and
a low voltage trickle control circuit coupled to the feedback circuit and the power conversion circuit and configured to determine whether to control the feedback circuit to change the feedback signal according to a voltage of the charging power to cause the power conversion circuit to trickle charge the battery device,
wherein when the low voltage trickle control circuit controls the feedback circuit to change the feedback signal, the feedback circuit ignores control of the identifier control circuit,
wherein the low voltage trickle control circuit comprises:
a voltage detecting circuit coupled to the power conversion circuit and configured to detect the charging power to obtain a detecting voltage; and
a voltage comparing circuit coupled to the voltage detecting circuit to receive the detecting voltage and configured to compare the detecting voltage with a threshold voltage to obtain a comparison result, wherein the voltage comparing circuit determines whether to control the feedback circuit to change the feedback signal according to the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,714,947

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING BATTERY CURRENT

O2MICRO INC., Santa Clar...

1. A battery system comprising:a plurality of input terminals coupled to a same terminal, and connectable to a plurality of battery packs; and
a first battery pack of said battery packs coupled to a first input terminal of said input terminals, wherein said first battery pack comprises:
a control switch, coupled between a battery and said first input terminal, that passes a battery current of said battery;
current regulation circuitry, coupled to said control switch, that regulates said battery current by controlling said control switch according to a reference signal; and
a control circuit, coupled to said current regulation circuitry, that adjusts said reference signal based on a difference between a battery voltage of said battery and an input voltage at said first input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,714,926

SELF-DISCONNECTING POWER SOURCE APPARATUS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An electrical device configured to avoid an electrical shortage, the device comprising:device circuitry; and
a power source apparatus comprising a power source, one or more triggering components, a disconnection component, and a reconnection component comprising a mechanical switch, wherein the power source and the disconnection component are contained within a waterproof housing, and the power source apparatus is configured to:
receive, at the one or more triggering components, an input signal indicative of a triggering event;
send, by the one or more triggering components, a disconnection signal to the disconnection component;
disconnect the power source from the device circuitry; and
reconnect the power source to the circuitry of the electrical device,
wherein the triggering event is fluid being detected within the electrical device, and wherein the input signal is received from a fluid detection circuit of the electrical device.

US Pat. No. 10,714,918

COMPACT ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX CONNECTOR SYSTEM

Green Creative Ltd., Hon...

1. A junction box connector system comprising:a) two conduit connectors with hollow bodies and conduit ends for securing to two pieces conduit with sets of wire protruding therefrom and connector ends for securing to each other to thereby form a connector cavity; and
b) an interconnect member with interconnect conductors that pass through the interconnect member and that are insulated by a body portion of the interconnect member, wherein the interconnect member fits within connector cavity for electrically coupling to the sets of wires protruding from the two pieces of conduit to provide electrical conductivity between the sets of wires and through the interconnect conductors, wherein one of the two conduit connectors has a male connector end and one of the conduit connectors has a female connector end, such that the male connector end seats within the female connector end to form the connector cavity and wherein the two conduit connectors are secured together by a screw post that protrudes from the male connector end and fits into a track feature on the female connector end.

US Pat. No. 10,714,913

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AERIAL TREATMENT OF OVERHEAD CABLING

GENERAL CABLE TECHNOLOGIE...

1. An aerial cable treatment system, comprising:a housing having a longitudinal axis;
a drive system, wherein the drive system comprises a forward traction wheel having a first axis of rotation and a rear traction wheel having a second axis of rotation, wherein each of the forward and rear traction wheels are coupled to the housing and positioned along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first and second axes are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and wherein at least one of the forward traction wheel and the rear traction wheel are drivable to propel the housing along an aerial cable under treatment;
a cable access assembly comprising an arm and a follower wheel, wherein an axis of rotation of the follower wheel is parallel to the first and second axes of rotation, wherein a first end of the arm is coupled to the housing at a pivot point and a second end of the arm is coupled to the follower wheel, wherein the cable access assembly is pivotable between a first position and a second position, and wherein the cable access assembly is lockable in the first position;
a cable coating system comprising:
a coating storage tank coupled to the housing;
a coating applicator assembly coupled to the housing, the coating applicator assembly comprising an atomizing nozzle;
a coating pump operative to pump a coating material from the coating storage tank to the atomizing nozzle; and
an air delivery assembly operative to supply air to the atomizing nozzle;
an optical guidance system, wherein the optical guidance system comprises an image processing system and at least one camera, wherein the image processing system is configured to receive a video feed from the at least one camera, and wherein the optical guidance system is configured to provide a navigational instruction to the drive system based on real-time image processing of the video feed by the image processing system; and
a power source in electrical communication with the drive system and the cable coating system.

US Pat. No. 10,714,903

EMITTER ARRAY WITH VARIABLE SPACING BETWEEN ADJACENT EMITTERS

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. An emitter array, comprising:a plurality of emitters that operate concurrently and emit laser beams at a substantially same wavelength,
where an average distance of at least four emitters, of the plurality of emitters, that are adjacent to a first emitter is a first distance,
where an average distance of at least four other emitters, of the plurality of emitters, that are adjacent to a second emitter is a second distance,
where the first emitter is different than the second emitter,
where the first distance is greater than the second distance, and
where an average distance of at least four additional emitters, of the plurality of emitters, that are adjacent to a third emitter is a third distance.

US Pat. No. 10,714,894

CARRIER SWEEP-OUT IN A TUNABLE LASER

Acacia Communications, In...

1. An external cavity tunable laser, comprising:a silicon photonics circuit comprising one or more ring resonators having one or more p-i-n junctions; wherein a voltage is applied to one or more of the p-i-n junctions; wherein a reverse junction current is used to control power of the external cavity tunable laser using a control loop; wherein the reverse junction current serves as a feedback signal to enable the control loop to lock at least a ring resonator of the one or more ring resonators at a lasing wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,714,876

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A MIDDLE SHIELDING PLATE WITH ENGAGING ARMS FOR LOCKING TO A TERMINAL MODULE UNIT

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a terminal module including an upper unit having a first row of contacts integrally formed within an upper insulator, a lower unit having a second row of contacts integrally formed within a lower insulator, and a shielding plate between the upper and lower units, each of the upper and lower units including a rear base and a front tongue, the rear base of the upper unit being locked to the rear base of the lower unit; and
a shielding shell enclosing the terminal module; wherein
the shielding plate has a pair of upwardly extending engaging arms to sandwich two opposite lateral sides of the upper insulator for temporarily retaining the upper unit to the shielding plate, and an over-molding insulator is applied upon the stacked upper unit and lower unit with the shielding plate therebetween to further cover and bury said pair of upwardly extending engaging arms; wherein
each of the pair of engaging arms extends in a vertical plane perpendicular to a front-to-back direction; and wherein
the shielding plate includes a main portion and a rear extension higher than the main portion in a vertical direction with an oblique junction linked therebetween, a pair of legs downwardly extending from the rear extension, and the pair of upwardly extending engaging arms are located in a rear area of the main portion.

US Pat. No. 10,714,872

CONNECTOR STRUCTURE ENABLING REPLACEMENT OF A SHIELD TWISTED PAIR CABLE AND AN UNSHIELD TWISTED PAIR CABLE WITHOUT LARGE STRUCTURAL CHANGE

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A connector structure, comprising:UTP (Unshield Twisted Pair) connection terminals each including a box portion and a protrusion, a male terminal being inserted and connected into the box portion, the protrusion projecting outwardly of the box portion, the UTP connection terminals being connected to respective wires of a UTP cable;
STP (Shield Twisted Pair) connection terminals each including a box portion and a protrusion, a male terminal being inserted and connected into the box portion, the protrusion projecting outwardly of the box portion, the STP connection terminals being connected to respective wires of a STP cable;
a UTP dielectric including accommodating portions for accommodating the UTP connection terminals; and
an STP dielectric including accommodating portions for accommodating the STP connection terminals;
a pair of the accommodating portions of the UTP dielectric and a pair of the accommodating portions of the STP dielectric being arranged in a width direction perpendicular to an inserting direction of the male terminals;
the UTP connection terminals being arranged in the pair of accommodating portions of the UTP dielectric such that insertion areas for the male terminals in the box portions are spaced apart at a first distance in the width direction;
the STP connection terminals being arranged in the pair of accommodating portions of the STP dielectric such that insertion areas for the male terminals in the box portions are spaced apart at a second distance greater than the first distance in the width direction; and
the UTP connection terminals and the STP connection terminals being set such that all of the protrusions are oriented in the same direction in a state accommodated in the corresponding accommodating portions and at the corresponding first and second distances in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,714,867

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A waterproof connector comprising:a connector main body having a connection terminal held by a housing;
a casing having a connector accommodating portion in a concave hole shape in which the connector main body is accommodated; and
a sealing material fixed to an outer peripheral portion of the housing and preventing water from entering between the housing and the casing, wherein
the sealing material includes a peripheral abutting portion configured to abut against an inner peripheral surface of the connector accommodating portion, and a rear abutting portion configured to abut against a rear wall portion of the connector accommodating portion, and
the housing includes a sealing material supporting surface configured to support a rear surface portion of the rear abutting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,714,862

ELECTRICAL SOCKET

NINGBO WELL ELECTRIC APPL...

1. An electrical socket, comprising:a housing;
at least two electrodes disposed in the housing, wherein each of the at least two electrodes has a through hole;
an elastic buckle disposed in the housing and comprising two elastic pieces disposed oppositely, wherein each of the two elastic pieces comprises a first peg corresponding to the through hole;
a slider comprising a part extending into the housing between the two elastic pieces of the elastic buckle, wherein the slider is configured for pushing the two elastic pieces of the elastic buckle and driving the first peg into the through hole for limiting movement of pins of an electrical plug when inserted in the electrodes,
the electrical socket further comprises a first cover plate mounted on the housing,
wherein the slider further comprises a pushing plate disposed on the first cover plate and a pushing pillar extending away from the pushing plate into the housing between the two elastic pieces of the elastic buckle,
each of the two elastic pieces further comprises a second peg, the pushing pillar comprises two bending plates, the two bending plates are disposed on opposite sides of the pushing pillar, and when returning the slider to an original position, the limiting portion moves away from the limiting mating portion and the two bending plates abut the second peg, resulting in driving the elastic pieces to return and the first peg to move out from the through hole to release the pins from the electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,714,854

CIRCULAR CONNECTOR

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector for mating with a complementary connector along a front-to-back direction, comprising:an insulative housing;
a plurality of contacts retained in the housing with a cross configuration viewed in the front-to-back direction, and including:
a plurality of power contacts arranged in one row in a vertical direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction to constitute a vertical bar of the cross configuration;
a plurality of signal contacts arranged in another row in a horizontal direction perpendicular to both said front-to-back direction and the vertical direction to constitute a horizontal bar of said cross configuration perpendicular to said vertical bar; wherein
said contacts include one at a center of the housing, and the contact at the center extends wholly along the vertical direction while all remaining respective contacts wholly extend along the horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,714,839

ACTIVE WIDEBAND ANTENNA

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A wideband active antenna system comprising a passive antenna having N outputs, each of the N outputs being directly coupled to an associated buffer amplifier, with a physical distance between the N outputs and a first active stage of each associated buffer amplifier being maintained as short as reasonably possible, the wideband active antenna system having a greater nominal bandwidth than a nominal bandwidth of said passive antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,714,835

ANTENNA AND AN ANTENNA PACKAGING STRUCTURE

SPEEDLINK TECHNOLOGY INC....

1. An antenna element apparatus, comprising:an antenna radiator;
an antenna substrate;
a grounded metal plate; and
a feed structure, wherein the antenna radiator, the antenna substrate, the grounded metal plate, and the feed structure are connected successively, wherein the antenna radiator includes a plurality of metal sheet units, one or more coupled slots disposed between adjacent metal sheet units to form radiation slots, wherein the grounded metal plate includes a feed slot that is fed by the feed structure, and wherein the radiation slots are fed by the feed slot through coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,714,833

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING SAME

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a first metallic member;
a second metallic member spaced apart from the first metallic member, a first gap formed between the first metallic member and the second metallic member;
a third metallic member spaced apart from the first metallic member and the second metallic member, a second gap formed between the second metallic member and the third metallic member; and
a feed portion, an end of the feed portion connected to an end of the second metallic member adjacent to the third metallic member, another end of the feed portion electrically connected to a feed source to feed current into the antenna structure;
wherein the first metallic member, the second metallic member, and the third metallic member are electrically grounded;
wherein the current enters the second metallic member from the feed portion, the current flows towards the first gap and the second gap respectively to excite radiation signals in a first frequency band, the first metallic member and the third metallic member obtain the current from the second metallic member by coupling to respectively excite radiation signals in a second frequency band and a third frequency band, frequencies of the third frequency band are higher than frequencies of the second frequency band, and the frequencies of the second frequency band are higher than frequencies of the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,714,819

AM/FM DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA ARRAY FOR VEHICLE

1. An antenna system for use in a vehicle, comprising:four metallic radiating roof pillars, extending downward from a metallic roof section of the vehicle, the metallic radiating roof pillars each comprising a radiating antenna element;
four meanderline components, each having a first and second terminal, with the first terminal connected to a corresponding one of the metallic radiating roof pillars, each meanderline component further including two or more adjacent planar material layers having alternating conductive and dielectric layer properties, with the conductive layers electrically connected through or around the corresponding adjacent dielectric layers, each meanderline component having an impedance value that depends on an operating frequency;
a combining circuit, connected to the second terminal of each of the meanderline components; and
a radio, connected to the combining circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,714,814

ANTENNA

KATHREIN SE, Rosenheim (...

1. An antenna comprising an antenna control unit, a plurality of radiators, and a plurality of functional elements, the antenna control unit having a configuration function which is accessed via an external control unit, wherein at least one functional element is deactivatable and/or activatable via the configuration function, wherein the configuration function is implemented via a configuration file, which is stored in the antenna control unit and which is changed through the external control unit, and/or wherein the configuration function comprises an authentication function, which prevents unauthorized deactivation and/or activation of the functional elements, and/or wherein the antenna control unit comprises a communication interface via which the external control unit accesses the configuration function, wherein at least one communication interface is provided, via which the external control unit accesses the configuration function and which cannot be deactivated and/or is not associated with any port, and/or wherein the external control unit accesses the configuration function via all the activated communication interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,714,804

COAXIAL WIRING DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION INTEGRATED SPLITTER

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A coaxial wiring device comprising a first metallic member,a second metallic member opposed to the first member, a conductor plate that is provided to be held between the first metallic member and the second metallic member,
a coaxial wire that is formed in the conductor plate, and
a first port and a second port that are provided on respective ends of the coaxial wire,
wherein:
a high-frequency signal is transmitted between the first port and the second port by the coaxial wire and grooves formed in the first metallic member and the second metallic member, and
the coaxial wire is formed in a bent shape and with a centrosymmetric figure.

US Pat. No. 10,714,791

GEL POLYMER ELECTROLYTE AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A gel polymer electrolyte comprising:a matrix polymer; and
an electrolyte solution impregnated in the matrix polymer,
wherein the matrix polymer is formed in a three-dimensional network structure by polymerizing a first oligomer which is a compound represented by Formula 3:

wherein, in Formula 3,
R1 and R2 are each independently a fluorine-substituted or unsubstituted alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms,
R3 is hydrogen, or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms,
R4 is an alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, —CH2—R6—CH2—, or CH2—R7—O—R8—CH2—, wherein R6, R7, and R8 are alkylene groups having 1 to 5 carbon atoms in which at least one acrylate group is substituted,
R5 is an alkylene group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, or (CO—R9—O—)r—CO—NH—R10—NH—CO—O, wherein R9 is an alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and R10 is an aliphatic, alicyclic, or aromatic hydrocarbon group,
m1, n1, and o1 are the numbers of repeating units,
m1 is an integer of 1 to 10,
n1 is an integer of 1 to 10,
o1 is an integer of 1 to 500, and
r is an integer of 0 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,714,789

ALL-SOLID STATE BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An all-solid state battery comprising at least one short-circuit current shunt part and a plurality of electric elements, the short-circuit current shunt part and the electric elements being stacked, whereinthe short-circuit current shunt part comprises a first current collector layer, a second current collector layer, and an insulating layer provided between the first and second current collector layers, all of these layers being stacked,
each of the electric elements comprises a cathode current collector layer, a cathode material layer, a solid electrolyte layer, an anode material layer, and an anode current collector layer, all of these layers being stacked,
the first current collector layer is electrically connected with the cathode current collector layer,
the second current collector layer is electrically connected with the anode current collector layer,
the electric elements are electrically connected with each other in parallel, and
a plurality of sheets of metal foil are layered at least in one of the first and second current collector layers, the one being arranged on a side from which a nail penetrates in nail penetration testing, in a direction of layering the first current collector layer, the insulating layer, and the second current collector layer.

US Pat. No. 10,714,783

INTEGRATED FUEL CELL SYSTEMS

CUMMINS ENTERPRISE LLC, ...

15. A system comprising:a positive electrical bus bar conductively coupled with positive contacts of each of a first plurality of fuel cell stacks arranged in a first linear array;
a negative electrical bus bar conductively coupled with negative contacts of each of a second plurality of fuel cell stacks arranged in a second linear array, wherein the positive and negative bus bars are configured to power an electrical load connected thereto; and
a conduit spine disposed between the first and second linear arrays and connected to the first plurality of fuel cell stacks and the second plurality of fuel cell stacks, wherein the conduit spine is configured to house a plurality of conduits fluidly coupled to the first plurality and second plurality of fuel cell stacks to direct air and fuel to and from the first plurality and second plurality of fuel cell stacks.

US Pat. No. 10,714,779

PROTON CONDUCTING ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF

UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSA...

1. A process for preparing an electrolyte composition comprising:contacting stoichiometric amount of SrO, BaCO3, CeO2, ZrO2, Y2O3, and Sm2O3 powders to mix them together in presence of alcohol, acetone, or water;
grinding the mix using agate mortar and pestle; and
sintering the mixed powders to obtain the electrolyte composition which shows highest power density of about 697 mW/cm2 at temperature about 600° C., the stoichiometric amount producing an electrolyte composition Sr1 Sr1-xBaxCe0.5Zr0.35Y0.1Sm0.05O3-? wherein x=0 to 0.99, and ?=0 to 0.1.

US Pat. No. 10,714,772

FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED LEAK DETECTION

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A fuel cell system comprising:a fuel cell;
a cooling system having a refrigerant pump configured to deliver a refrigerant to the fuel cell;
a rotating speed acquisition part configured to acquire a rotating speed value of the refrigerant pump;
a power consumption acquisition part configured to acquire a power consumption of the refrigerant pump;
an outlet temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of the refrigerant at a refrigerant outlet of the fuel cell; and
a controller configured to receive the rotating speed value acquired by the rotating speed acquisition part and control the refrigerant pump,
wherein the controller has stored therein a predetermined correspondence between rotating speeds of the refrigerant pump and power consumption thresholds,
the controller is configured to execute a refrigerant leak decision process for deciding presence or absence of a refrigerant leak while executing constant rotating speed control for the refrigerant pump, and
in the refrigerant leak decision process, with reference to the predetermined correspondence by using the rotating speed value acquired by the rotating speed acquisition part, the controller determines a power consumption threshold value corresponding to the rotating speed value, and decides that a refrigerant leak has occurred if a power consumption value acquired by the power consumption acquisition part is equal to or lower than the power consumption threshold value corresponding to the rotating speed value,
wherein when the rotating speed value is less than a predetermined rotating speed threshold value, the controller increases the rotating speed of the refrigerant pump to the predetermined rotating speed threshold value or more before executing the refrigerant leak decision process, and
wherein the controller is configured to decide whether or not a refrigerant temperature measured by the outlet temperature sensor satisfies a temperature-rise abnormality condition that is set in advance as a possible result from a refrigerant leak, and
the controller is configured to start the refrigerant leak decision process if the temperature-rise abnormality condition is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,714,768

MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A FUEL CELL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A fuel cell system of a motor vehicle with a fuel cell, comprising:a compressor rotationally connected to a motor, and connected by a feed line to a cathode side of the fuel cell;
a turbine connected by an exhaust air line to the cathode side, and rotationally connected only to a generator that is electrically connected to an auxiliary battery; and
a traction battery electrically connected to an output of the fuel cell, the auxiliary battery and traction battery lacking a converter therebetween for converting high voltage power to low voltage power, wherein values are set for a mass flow of air and for cathode pressure of the fuel cell according to voltage of the auxiliary battery.

US Pat. No. 10,714,761

CATALYST LAYER FOR FUEL CELL, AND FUEL CELL

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A fuel cell including an electrolyte film, a catalyst layer disposed on a main surface of the electrolyte film, a gas diffusion layer disposed on the catalyst layer at a side opposite to the electrolyte film, the catalyst layer comprising:a plurality of carbon particles;
a plurality of catalyst particles supported on surfaces of the plurality of carbon particles; and
a plurality of plate-shaped carbon members disposed between the plurality of carbon particles, wherein:
the plurality of plate-shaped carbon members are constituted by a first group of plate-shaped carbon members and a second group of plate-shaped carbon members,
an average of a length of a long side of every plate-shaped carbon member in the second group is ranging from one hundredth of an average of a length of a long side of every plate-shaped carbon member in the first group to one half of the average of the length of a long side of every plate-shaped carbon member in the first group, and
at least one of the plurality of carbon particles and at least one plate-shaped carbon member in the second group of plate-shaped carbon members are in direct contact with each other so that the at least one plate-shaped carbon member in the second group of plate-shaped carbon members and the at least one of the plurality of carbon particles constitute an electron transport path physically connecting between the electrolyte film and the gas diffusion layer.

US Pat. No. 10,714,759

CURRENT COLLECTOR-CATALYST MONOLITHIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL NANOFIBER NETWORK FOR LI-AIR BATTERIES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Korea Advanced Institute ...

1. A current collector-catalyst monolithic porous nanofiber network electrode comprising:a porous nanofiber network having a fabric-like structure formed by a plurality of coated nanofibers and a void space formed between the plurality of coated nanofibers, the plurality of coated nanofibers being randomly distributed throughout the fabric-like structure,
wherein each of the coated nanofibers has a core-shell structure including a nanofiber as a center layer core and a single conductive catalyst layer coated as a uniform continuous thin film layer on a surface of the nanofiber as a shell, and
wherein the single catalyst layer is made of TiN,
wherein the single catalyst layer coated as a uniform continuous thin film layer has a thickness ranging from 1 to 35 nm
a pore corresponding to the void space included in the porous nanofiber network has a diameter in a range of 10 nm to 200 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,714,756

METAL DEPOSITION METHODS FOR FORMING BIMETALLIC STRUCTURES, BATTERIES INCORPORATING BIPOLAR CURRENT COLLECTORS MADE THEREFROM, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of forming a bimetallic current collector, the method comprising:depositing an electrically conductive metal on a surface comprising aluminum to form a continuous metal coating by an electroless displacement deposition process, wherein the electroless displacement deposition is carried out in a medium comprising a chelate, the surface comprising aluminum is pretreated by reacting the surface with a zincate, and the electrically conductive metal is selected from the group consisting of: copper, nickel, and combinations thereof, so as to form the bimetallic current collector having an average thickness of less than or equal to about 25 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 10,714,755

COATING LIQUID FOR CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR COATING CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, Bei...

1. A cathode active material coating liquid comprising a solvent and a coating precursor soluble in the solvent, wherein the coating precursor comprises a complex of formula (1-2):
R2OH is an alcoholic solvent molecule; a is 1 to 4, b is 0 to 3, and a+b=4, X1O— is an —OH group or a carbon-oxygen group.

US Pat. No. 10,714,747

HIGH ENERGY LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY WITH IMPROVED LIFETIME AND ENERGY DENSITY

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A rechargeable lithium-ion cell, comprising:an anode material,
a cathode material, and
an electrolyte,
wherein the anode material comprises a composite consisting of nanoporous silicon encapsulated by carbon nanotubes, wherein an average particle diameter of the nanoporous silicon is in the range of about 10 to 20 nm,
wherein the cathode material comprises a concentration gradient nickel-based lithium metal oxide represented by the following formula,
LiaNixCoyMzO2,
wherein 0.9 wherein M is at least one selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ti, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Zn, Al, Si, Mn, Cr, Fe, Mg, Sr, V, and a rare earth element.

US Pat. No. 10,714,744

COMPOSITE CARBON MATERIALS COMPRISING LITHIUM ALLOYING ELECTROCHEMICAL MODIFIERS

Group14 Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for preparing a silicon-carbon composite, the method comprising contacting an amorphous activated porous carbon material having a total pore volume ranging from 0.6 cc/g to 1.0 cc/g with a gas comprising silane at a temperature between 400° C. and 500° C., thereby depositing elemental silicon in a pore of the amorphous activated porous carbon material to form the silicon-carbon composite.

US Pat. No. 10,714,740

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

ECOPRO BM CO., LTD., Che...

1. A positive electrode active material for lithium secondary battery comprising:secondary particles formed by aggregation of primary particles,
wherein a lithium ion diffusion path formed in an interior of the primary particles, measured by transmission electron microcopy, is formed in a center direction of the secondary particles, and
wherein the secondary particles comprise:
a core layer having a constant transition metal concentration;
a concentration gradient layer that is formed on a periphery of the core layer and has a concentration gradient due to a continuous change in concentration of one or more transition metals; and
a shell layer that is formed on a periphery of the concentration gradient layer and has a constant transition metal concentration,
wherein an aspect ratio of the primary particles is 1 or more and the lithium ion diffusion path in the primary particles is formed in a longitudinal direction of the primary particles,
wherein the primary particles are formed to exhibit directivity in the center direction of the entire primary particles, a lithium ion diffusion path in the primary particles is formed in a center direction of the entire secondary particles, and thus a lithium ion diffusion path from a surface to a center of the secondary particles has a one-dimensional or two-dimensional tunnel structure,
wherein the core layer of the secondary particles is represented by the following Formula (1); and
wherein the shell layer of the secondary particles is represented by the following Formula (2); and
Lix1Ni1-a1-b1-c1Coa1Mnb1Mec1O2y-1Xy1  
(in Formula 1, 0.95?x1?1.15, 0?a1?0.20, 0?b1?0.20, 0?c1?0.1, 0?y1?0.1, Me is at least one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Mg, B, P, Ti, Si, Zr, Ba and any combination thereof, and X is at least one or more elements or molecules selected from the group consisting of anions of F, BO3, and PO4) and
Lix2Ni1-a2-b2-c2Coa2Mnb2Mec2O2-y2Xy2  
(in Formula 2, 0.95?x2?1.15, 0?a2?0.50, 0?b2?0.60, 0?c2?0.2, 0?y2?0.1, Me is at least one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Mg, B, P, Ti, Si, Zr, Ba and any combination thereof, and X is at least one or more elements or molecules selected from the group consisting of anions of F, BO3, and PO4),
wherein in Formula 1, b1=0, and wherein in Formulas 1 and 2, the difference between the Ni content in the core layer and the Ni content in the shell layer of the secondary particles is 0.3 or more, and
wherein a thickness of the shell layer is from 0.05 to 2.0 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,714,736

BATTERY PACK SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED BATTERY DISCONNECT MECHANISM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A battery pack system comprising:a housing;
a circuit board disposed within the housing;
multiple battery packs electrically connected to, and suspended from, the circuit board within the housing, a selected battery pack of the multiple battery packs being suspended within the housing above an empty region in the housing, and the selected battery pack being suspended from the circuit board by one or more connectors; and
a disconnect mechanism located between the battery pack and the circuit board, and configured to disconnect the selected battery pack with a failure event at the selected battery pack by, at least in part, disconnecting the one or more connectors, the disconnecting of the one or more connectors by the disconnect mechanism with the failure event releasing the selected battery pack to physically drop away from the circuit board to the empty region within the housing a safe distance away from other battery packs of the multiple battery packs in the battery pack system.

US Pat. No. 10,714,734

CAP FOR BATTERY TERMINAL

CPS Technology Holdings, ...

1. A battery having a battery housing and a positive and negative terminal, the positive and negative terminal being accessible through the battery housing; wherein the positive and negative terminal further comprise an electrically conductive cap mounted on both the positive and negative terminal, wherein the electrically conductive cap does not comprise lead.

US Pat. No. 10,714,726

LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERY SEPARATOR

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A lithium-sulfur battery separator comprising:a pristine separator (PSL); and
a functional layer (FL) located on a surface of the PSL, wherein the FL comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes and a plurality of MoP2 nanoparticles uniformly mixed with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,714,724

MEMBRANES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

California Institute of T...

1. An electrochemical cell comprising:a positive electrode comprising a positive electrode active material and a first current collector in electronic communication with the positive electrode active material, the first current collection further comprising a first external connection tab;
a negative electrode comprising a negative electrode active material and a second current collector in electronic communication with the negative electrode active material, the second current collector further comprising a second external connection tab;
a composite membrane disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; the composite membrane being ionically conductive and comprising:
an active layer; wherein said active layer comprises an ionically conductive solid-state material;
a first ionically conductive separator positioned between the positive electrode and the ionically conductive solid-state material; and
a second ionically conductive separator positioned between the negative electrode and the ionically conductive solid-state material;
wherein the composite membrane further comprises a third external connection tab in electronic communication with the ionically conductive solid-state material; and
one or more electrolytes positioned between said positive electrode and said negative electrode; said one or more electrolytes capable of conducting ionic charge carriers; said one or more electrolytes including at least one liquid electrolyte disposed between the composite membrane and the positive electrode, the negative electrode or both the positive and negative electrodes;
wherein said ionically conductive solid-state material is in electronic communication with said third external connection configured to electronically activate said ionically conductive solid-state material so as to provide for an increase in the ionic conductivity of said ionically conductive solid-state material in response to application of a voltage or current between said ionically conductive solid-state material and one of said positive electrode and said negative electrode using said third external connection.

US Pat. No. 10,714,714

ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORE, SPECIFICALLY A BATTERY CELL, WITH SPATIALLY-OPTIMIZED ELECTRODE INTERCONNECTION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electrical energy store (1), comprising:flat electrodes (3);
flags (7) projecting laterally from the electrodes (3);
external terminals (9);
wherein a plurality of electrode regions are respectively stacked, one on top of another, to form an electrode stack (14);
wherein a plurality of the flags (7) are arranged one on top of another in a flag stack (15), and are respectively materially bonded, both mutually and with a surface (11) of an associated external terminal (9); and
wherein at least one flag (7) of the plurality of flags (7) in the flag stack (15), which is bonded to the associated external terminal (9), is materially bonded to a respectively adjoining flag (7) in a region in which the at least one flag (7) is oriented in an inclined direction at an angle (a) to the surface (11) of the associated external terminal (9), wherein the angle of the at least one flag is greater than 0.5 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,714,711

METHOD OF MAKING OLED DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING FIRST SUBSTRATE ALIGNING ACCURATELY WITH MASK PLATES

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A method of making an OLED display device, comprising:defining a recess in a first substrate;
forming an alignment mark outside the recess;
forming a second substrate in the recess;
forming a thin film transistor layer and a pixel array layer sequentially on the second substrate;
wherein the first substrate is a rectangular parallelepiped substrate and the recess is a rectangular parallelepiped recess, a length of the recess is less than a length of the first substrate, a width of the recess is less than a width of the first substrate, and a depth of the recess is less than a height of the first substrate; and
a thickness of the second substrate is less than or equal to the depth of the recess;
wherein the forming the pixel array layer comprises:
forming a red sub-pixel on the thin film transistor layer by using a first mask plate;
forming a blue sub-pixel on the thin film transistor layer by using a second mask plate;
forming a green sub-pixel on the thin film transistor layer by using a third mask plate; and
aligning the first substrate with the first mask plate, the second mask plate and the third mask plate respectively in order to form the red sub-pixel, the blue sub-pixel and the green sub-pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,714,697

PEROVSKITE NANOCRYSTAL DEPOSITS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for making a nanostructure, comprising:mixing a perovskite precursor in a solvent, wherein the perovskite precursor has a concentration ranging from about 0.5M to about 1.5M;
coating a substrate in the perovskite precursor; and
annealing the perovskite precursor onto the substrate, thereby forming the nanostructure including the substrate with perovskite nanocrystal deposits.

US Pat. No. 10,714,696

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An organometallic compound represented by Formula 1:M(L1)n1(L2)n2  Formula 1

M in Formula 1 is selected from Ir, Pt, Os, Ti, Zr, Hf, Eu, Tb, Tm, and Rh,
L1 in Formula 1 is selected from a ligand represented by 2A-1 to 2A-5, 2A-11 to 2A-14, 2A-21 to 2A-25, 2A-31 to 2A-34, 2A-41 to 2A-45, 2A-51 to 2A-54, 2A-61 to 2A-65, 2A-71 to 2A-74, 2A-81 to 2A-85, 2A-91 to 2A-94, 2A-101 to 2A-105, 2A-111 to 2A-114, 2B-1 to 2B-3, 2B-11 to 2B-13, 2B-21 to 2B-23, 2B-31 to 2B-33, 2B-41 to 2B-43, 2B-51 to 2B-53, 2B-61 to 2B-63, 2B-71 to 2B-73, 2B-81 to 2B-83, and 2B-91 to 2B-93,
L2 in Formula 1 is selected from ligands represented by Formula 2C,
each of * and *1 in Formulae 2A-1 to 2A-5, 2A-11 to 2A-14, 2A-21 to 2A-25, 2A-31 to 2A-34, 2A-41 to 2A-45, 2A-51 to 2A-54, 2A-61 to 2A-65, 2A-71 to 2A-74, 2A-81 to 2A-85, 2A-91 to 2A-94, 2A-101 to 2A-105, 2A-111 to 2A-114, 2B-1 to 2B-3, 2B-11 to 2B-13, 2B-21 to 2B-23, 2B-31 to 2B-33, 2B-41 to 2B-43, 2B-51 to 2B-53, 2B-61 to 2B-63, 2B-71 to 2B-73, 2B-81 to 2B-83, 2B-91 to 2B-93, and 2C is a binding site to M in Formula 1,
n1 in Formula 1 is 1, 2, or 3, provided that when n1 is 2 or greater, two or more groups L1 are the same or different,
n2 in Formula 1 is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, provided that when n2 is 2 or greater, two or more groups L2 are the same or different,
in Formulae 2A-1 to 2A-5, 2A-11 to 2A-14, 2A-21 to 2A-25, 2A-31 to 2A-34, 2A-41 to 2A-45, 2A-51 to 2A-54, 2A-61 to 2A-65, 2A-71 to 2A-74, 2A-81 to 2A-85, 2A-91 to 2A-94, 2A-101 to 2A-105, 2A-111 to 2A-114, 2B-1 to 2B-3, 2B-11 to 2B-13, 2B-21 to 2B-23, 2B-31 to 2B-33, 2B-41 to 2B-43, 2B-51 to 2B-53, 2B-61 to 2B-63, 2B-71 to 2B-73, 2B-81 to 2B-83, and 2B-91 to 2B-93, X1 is N or C(R1), X2 is N or C(R2), X3 is N or C(R3), X4 is N or C(R4), X5 is N or C(R5), X6 is N or C(R6), and X7 is N or C(R7),
in Formula 2B-1 to 2B-3, 2B-11 to 2B-13, 2B-21 to 2B-23, 2B-31 to 2B-33, 2B-41 to 2B-43, 2B-51 to 2B-53, 2B-61 to 2B-63, 2B-71 to 2B-73, 2B-81 to 2B-83, and 2B-91 to 2B-93, Ti is selected from a single bond, *—O—*?, *—S—*?, *—N(R31)—*?, *—C(R31)(R32)—*?, *—C(R31)?C(R32)—*?, and *—Si(R31)(R32)—*?, wherein R31 and R32 are optionally linked to each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted C5—C30 carbocyclic group or a substituted or unsubstituted C2—C30 heterocyclic group,
in Formulae 2A-1 to 2A-5, 2A-11 to 2A-14, 2A-21 to 2A-25, 2A-31 to 2A-34, 2A-41 to 2A-45, 2A-51 to 2A-54, 2A-61 to 2A-65, 2A-71 to 2A-74, 2A-81 to 2A-85, 2A-91 to 2A-94, 2A-101 to 2A-105, 2A-111 to 2A-114, 2B-1 to 2B-3, 2B-11 to 2B-13, 2B-21 to 2B-23, 2B-31 to 2B-33, 2B-41 to 2B-43, 2B-51 to 2B-53, 2B-61 to 2B-63, 2B-71 to 2B-73, 2B-81 to 2B-83, and 2B-91 to 2B-93, X11 is N or C(R11), X12 is N or C(R12), X13 is N or C(R13), X14 is N or C(R14), X15 is N or C(R15), X16 is N or C(R16), X21 is O, S, N(R21), or C(R21)(R22),
in Formulae 2A-11, 2A-31, 2A-51, 2A-71, 2A-91 and 2A-111, at least one of X11 to X14 is N, in Formulae 2A-12 to 2A-14, 2A-32 to 2A-34, 2A-52 to 2A-54, 2A-72 to 2A-74, 2A-92 to 2A-94 and 2A-112 to 2A-114, at least one of X11 to X16 is N,
in Formulae 2B-11, 2B-31, 2B-51, 2B-71 and 2B-91, at least one of X11 to X13 is N,
in Formulae 2B-12, 2B-13, 2B-32, 2B-33, 2B-52, 2B-53, 2B-72, 2B-73, 2B-92 and 2B-, at least one of X11 to X15 is N,
R1 to R9, R10 to R16, R21, R22, R31, and R32 are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —SF5, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1—C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2—C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2—C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1—C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3—C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1—C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3—C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1—C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6—C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6—C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6—C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1—C6o heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q1)(O2), —Si(Q3)(O4)(Q5), —B(Q6)(Q7), —P(?O)(Q8)(Q9), and —Ge(Q51)(Q52)(Q53),
two or more of R1 to R3 are optionally linked to each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted C5—C30 carbocyclic group or a substituted or unsubstituted C2—C30 heterocyclic group,
two or more of R4 to R7 are optionally linked to each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted C5—C30 carbocyclic group or a substituted or unsubstituted C2—C30 heterocyclic group,
Y4 and Y5 in Formula 2C are each independently O, N, P, or As, and
at least one substituent of the substituted C5—C30 carbocyclic group, substituted C2—C30 heterocyclic group, substituted C1—C60 alkyl group, substituted C2—C60 alkenyl group, substituted C2—C60 alkynyl group, substituted C1—C60 alkoxy group, substituted C3—C10 cycloalkyl group, substituted C1—C10 heterocycloalkyl group, substituted C3—C10 cycloalkenyl group, substituted C1—C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, substituted C6—C60 aryl group, substituted C6—C60 aryloxy group, substituted C6—C60 arylthio group, substituted C1—C60 heteroaryl group, substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group is selected from
a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CD3, —CD2H, —CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1—C60 alkyl group, a C2—C60 alkenyl group, a C2—C60 alkynyl group, and a C1—C60 alkoxy group;
a C1—C60 alkyl group, a C2—C60 alkenyl group, a C2—C60 alkynyl group, and a C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CD3, —CD2H, —CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C3—C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3—C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6—C60 aryl group, a C6—C60 aryloxy group, a C6—C60 arylthio group, a C1—C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q11)(Q12), —Si(Q13)(Q14)(Q15), —B(Q16)(Q17), and —P(?O)(Q18)(Q19);
a C3—C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3—C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6—C60 aryl group, a C6—C60 aryloxy group, a C6—C60 arylthio group, a C1—C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a C3—C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3—C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6—C60 aryl group, a C6—C60 aryloxy group, a C6—C60 arylthio group, a C1—C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Br, —I, —CD3, —CD2H, —CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1—C60 alkyl group, a C2—C60 alkenyl group, a C2—C60 alkynyl group, a C1—C60 alkoxy group, a C3—C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3—C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6—C60 aryl group, a C6—C60 aryloxy group, a C6—C60 arylthio group, a C1—C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q21)(Q22), —Si(Q23)(Q24)(Q25), —B(Q26)(Q27), and —P(?O)(Q28)(Q29); and
—N(Q31)(Q32), —Si(Q33)(Q34)(Q35), —B(Q36)(Q37), and —P(?O)(Q38)(Q39),
wherein Q1 to Q9, Q11 to Q19, Q21 to Q29, Q31 to Q39, and Q51 to Q53 are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1—C60 alkyl group, a C2—C6o alkenyl group, a C2—C60 alkynyl group, a C1—C60 alkoxy group, a C3—C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3—C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1—C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6—C60 aryl group, a C6—C60 aryl group substituted with one of a C1—C60 alkyl group and a C6—C60 aryl group, a C6—C60 aryloxy group, a C6—C60 arylthio group, a C1—C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,714,693

POLYCYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

14. An organic electroluminescence device comprising:a first electrode;
an emission layer; and
a second electrode, the emission layer being between the first electrode and the second electrode, the emission layer including a polycyclic compound represented by the following Formula 1:

wherein in Formula 1,
Cy1 is a substituted or unsubstituted five- or six-membered cyclic hydrocarbon containing a single carbonyl-group, or a substituted or unsubstituted five- or six-membered heterocycle containing a single carbonyl-group, and
R1 to R4 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a group represented by the following Formula 2 or 3,

wherein in Formulae 2 and 3,
L is a direct linkage or substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms forming a ring,
R5 to R14 are each independently a hydrogen atom, deuterium atom, halogen atom, substituted or unsubstituted silyl group, substituted or unsubstituted arylamine group, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 15 carbon atoms, substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms forming a ring, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms forming a ring,
X is a direct linkage, CR15R16, SiR17R18, GeR19R20, NR21, O, or S, and
R15 to R21 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms forming a ring, where the aryl group may combine with an adjacent group to form a ring,
wherein a substituent of the substituted five- or six-membered cyclic hydrocarbon containing a single carbonyl-group, and a substituent of substituted five- or six-membered heterocycle containing a single carbonyl-group are each independently a deuterium atom, halogen atom, cyano group, nitro group, amino group, silyl group, boron group, arylamine group, phosphine oxide group, phosphine sulfide group, alkyl group, alkenyl group, aryl group, or heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,714,659

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

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

1. A light-emitting element comprising:a light-emitting structure including a first semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second semiconductor layer;
a second conductive layer electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer;
a first conductive layer including a plurality of through electrodes which are disposed in a plurality of via-holes passing through the light-emitting structure and the second conductive layer and are electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer;
an insulating layer configured to electrically insulate the plurality of through electrodes from the active layer, the second semiconductor layer, and the second conductive layer; and
an electrode pad disposed at an outside of the light-emitting structure and connected to the second conductive layer,
wherein the insulating layer includes a plurality of first insulating layers, which are respectively disposed in the plurality of via-holes and insulate the through electrodes from the active layer, the second semiconductor layer, and the second conductive layer,
wherein the first insulating layer includes:
a plurality of first adjusting portions respectively formed on bottom surfaces of the plurality of via-holes and partially exposing the bottom surfaces of the plurality of via-holes; and
a plurality of second adjusting portions configured to respectively extend from the plurality of via-holes to the second semiconductor layer, and
wherein widths of the plurality of second adjusting portions decrease going away from the electrode pad so that widths of portions of the second conductive layer disposed between the plurality of through electrodes increase going away from the electrode pad.

US Pat. No. 10,714,638

OPTOELECTRONIC MODULES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ams Sensors Singapore Pte...

1. An optoelectronic module comprising:an optical assembly, an active optoelectronic component assembly, and an intermediate substrate disposed therebetween;
the optical assembly includes an optical housing portion, an optical alignment spacer, and a flange portion disposed therebetween;
the optical housing portion includes at least one optical element disposed therein;
the active optoelectronic component assembly includes a base substrate and an active optoelectronic component disposed on a first side of the base substrate;
the intermediate substrate includes first and second sides, and the flange portion includes a first side;
the first side of the intermediate substrate being opposite the first side of the base substrate and being separated by a base gap;
the second side of the intermediate substrate being opposite the first side of the flange portion and being separated by a flange gap;
the active optoelectronic component assembly and the intermediate substrate include electrical components in electrical communication via at least one electrical connection disposed within the base gap;
a base adhesive layer extending circumferentially around the active optoelectronic component forming a continuous annulus and at least partially occupying the base gap, the base adhesive layer being operable to fix the active optoelectronic component assembly to the intermediate substrate; and
a flange adhesive layer extending circumferentially around the active optoelectronic component forming a continuous annulus and at least partially occupying the flange gap, the flange adhesive layer being operable to fix the optical assembly to the intermediate substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,714,634

NON-VOLATILE SPLIT GATE MEMORY CELLS WITH INTEGRATED HIGH K METAL CONTROL GATES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Silicon Storage Technolog...

1. A method of making a memory device on a semiconductor substrate having an upper surface and first, second and third areas, comprising:recessing portions of the upper surface in the first and third areas relative to a portion of the upper surface in the second area;
forming a memory cell by:
forming a first source region and a first drain region in the substrate under the recessed portion of the upper surface in the first area of the substrate, with a first channel region of the substrate extending between the first source region and the first drain region,
forming a polysilicon floating gate disposed vertically over and insulated from a first portion of the first channel region,
forming a poly silicon word line gate disposed vertically over and insulated from a second portion of the first channel region,
forming a polysilicon erase gate disposed vertically over and insulated from the first source region, and
forming a metal control gate disposed vertically over and insulated from the floating gate;
forming a logic device by:
forming a second source region and a second drain region in the second area of the substrate, with a second channel region of the substrate extending between the second source region and the second drain region, and
forming a metal gate disposed vertically over and insulated from the second channel region;
forming a high voltage device by:
forming a third source region and a third drain region in the substrate under the recessed portion of the upper surface in the third area of the substrate, with a third channel region of the substrate extending between the third source region and the third drain region, and
forming a poly silicon gate disposed vertically over and insulated from the third channel region.

US Pat. No. 10,714,627

BOTTOM GATE TYPE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display device and
a transistor electrically connected to the display device on a substrate, the transistor comprising a gate electrode, a first insulating film, an oxide semiconductor film, a second insulating film, and a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein
the first insulating film is provided on the substrate side of between the oxide semiconductor film,
the oxide semiconductor film is provided between the first insulating film and the second insulating film,
a part of each of the source electrode and the drain electrode covers the oxide semiconductor film, and another part of each of the source electrode and the drain electrode covers the second insulating film,
each of the first insulating film and the second insulating film includes a silicon oxide, and
a film thickness of that part of the second insulating film which is covered with either of the source electrode and the drain electrode is not more than half of a film thickness of the first insulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,714,572

SILICON CARBIDE EPITAXIAL SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A silicon carbide epitaxial substrate comprising:a silicon carbide single-crystal substrate having a diameter of 100 mm or larger and including a principal surface inclined at an angle of more than 0 degrees and not less than 8 degrees with respect to a {0001} plane;
a silicon carbide epitaxial layer formed on the principal surface and having a thickness of 20 ?m or thicker;
a first basal plane dislocation contained in the silicon carbide epitaxial layer and having one end coupled to a threading screw dislocation contained in the silicon carbide epitaxial layer and the other end present in a surface of the silicon carbide epitaxial layer, the first basal plane dislocation extending in a direction having a slope of 20 degrees or more and 80 degrees or less with respect to a <11-20> direction in a {0001} basal plane; and
a second basal plane dislocation extending in the <11-20> direction coupled to the other end of the first basal plane dislocation,
wherein density of the first basal plane dislocation is 0.05/cm2 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,714,508

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a substrate including a display area for displaying an image and a peripheral area neighboring the display area;
a plurality of signal lines disposed in the display area;
a pad disposed in the peripheral area; and
a plurality of connection wires connecting the signal lines and the pad,
wherein
the connection wires include a first connection wire and a second connection wire adjacent to each other,
the first connection wire and the second connection wire are bent at least twice to have at least one being bent toward backward direction in the peripheral area,
the first connection wire and the second connection wire each includes:
a first connector connected to the pad and a second connector connected to the signal line; and
an extension connected between the first and second connectors, the extension comprising a plurality of first bridges disposed parallel to the first connector and a plurality of second bridges forming a predetermined angle with the first bridges, and the first bridges and the second bridges being alternately connected, and
wherein
two or more first bridges of the plurality of first bridges of the first connection wire is disposed between the first connector of the second connection wire and one first bridge of the plurality of the first bridges of the first connection wire in a first direction,
two or more first bridges of the plurality of first bridges of the second connection wire is disposed between the second connector of the first connection wire and one first bridge of the plurality of the first bridges of the second connection wire in the first direction, and
one second bridge of the plurality of second bridges of the first connection wire and one second bridge of the plurality of second bridges of the second connection wire are disposed between the plurality of first bridges of the first connection wire and the plurality of first bridges of the second connection wire in a second direction crossing the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,714,495

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICES INCLUDING THROUGH-INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) semiconductor memory device comprising:a peripheral logic structure comprising a plurality of peripheral logic circuits disposed on a semiconductor substrate;
a horizontal semiconductor layer disposed on the peripheral logic structure;
an electrode structure comprising a plurality of electrodes and insulating layers vertically and alternately stacked on the horizontal semiconductor layer; and
a through-interconnection structure penetrating the electrode structure and the horizontal semiconductor layer and comprising a through-plug connected to the peripheral logic structure,
wherein a sidewall of a first insulating layer of the insulating layers is spaced apart from the through-plug by a first distance, and wherein a sidewall of a first electrode of the electrodes is spaced apart from the through-plug by a second distance greater than the first distance,
wherein the through-interconnection structure further comprises a through-insulating pattern made entirely of a single insulating material contacting the through-plug, the through-insulating pattern having protrusions that extend from the through-insulating pattern towards the electrodes to entirely fill recesses between the insulating layers.

US Pat. No. 10,714,465

MOTOR DRIVE CIRCUIT, SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A motor drive circuit including a first H bridge circuit that is connected to a first node to which a first power source potential is supplied, to a second node to which a second power source potential that is lower than the first power source potential is supplied, and to a third node and fourth node that are respectively connected to two terminals of a motor to be driven,wherein the first H bridge circuit includes:
a first P-channel MOS transistor that is disposed in an N-type first impurity region in a P-type semiconductor substrate and is connected between the first node and the third node;
a first N-channel MOS transistor that is disposed in an N-type second impurity region in the semiconductor substrate or is disposed directly in the semiconductor substrate having an N-type second impurity region, and that is connected between the second node and the third node;
a second P-channel MOS transistor that is disposed in an N-type third impurity region in the semiconductor substrate and is connected between the first node and the fourth node; and
a second N-channel MOS transistor that is disposed in an N-type fourth impurity region in the semiconductor substrate or is disposed directly in the semiconductor substrate and includes an N-type fourth impurity region, and that is connected between the second node and the fourth node, and
a distance between the N-type first impurity region and the N-type third impurity region is smaller than a distance between the N-type first impurity region and the N-type second impurity region, smaller than a distance between the N-type third impurity region and the N-type fourth impurity region, and smaller than a distance between the N-type second impurity region and the N-type fourth impurity region.

US Pat. No. 10,714,453

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:a package substrate;
a first semiconductor chip on the package substrate, the first semiconductor chip having an upper surface and a first upward pad disposed on the upper surface of the first semiconductor chip;
a second semiconductor chip disposed on the first semiconductor chip, the first semiconductor chip laterally offset relative to the second semiconductor chip, and the second semiconductor chip having a lower surface and a first downward pad disposed on the lower surface of the second semiconductor chip;
a first bonding wire extending between and electrically connecting the first upward pad and the package substrate; and
a first inter-chip connector interposed between the first upward pad and the first downward pad,
wherein a side surface of the second semiconductor chip overlies the first upward pad, and
wherein the first upward pad includes a planar upper surface connected to both the first bonding wire and the first inter-chip connector.

US Pat. No. 10,714,449

DIE PROCESSING

Invensas Bonding Technolo...

1. A method comprising:applying, to a substrate including a wafer, a protective layer to a bonding surface of the wafer;
singulating the wafer and protective layer into a plurality of semiconductor die components;
removing the protective layer to expose an individual bonding surface on each semiconductor die component of the plurality of semiconductor die components; and
preparing the individual bonding surface of one or more semiconductor die components of the plurality of semiconductor die components for bonding to a surface of another substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,714,420

HIGH CUTOFF FREQUENCY METAL-INSULATOR-METAL CAPACITORS IMPLEMENTED USING VIA CONTACT CONFIGURATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A device, comprising:an interconnect structure comprising a first metallization level and a second metallization level, wherein the first and second metallization levels comprise metal lines which form wiring of a power distribution network for distributing power supply voltage of a first polarity and power supply voltage of a second polarity, wherein the second metallization level comprises a dense region of metal lines to distribute power supply voltage of the first polarity;
a metal-insulator-metal capacitor disposed between the first and second metallization levels, wherein the metal-insulator-metal capacitor comprises a first capacitor electrode, a second capacitor electrode, and a first capacitor dielectric layer disposed between the first and second capacitor electrodes;
a first interlevel via contact which connects a metal line of the first metallization level with a metal line of the second metallization level to distribute power supply voltage of the first polarity between the first and second metallization levels;
wherein the first interlevel via contact penetrates through the second capacitor electrode with the second capacitor electrode in contact with sidewalls of the first interlevel via contact to distribute power supply voltage of the first polarity to the second capacitor electrode; and
a first truncated via contact which connects a metal line of the first metallization level to the first capacitor electrode in a location of the metal-insulator-metal capacitor which is overlapped by the dense region of metal lines of the second metallization level;
wherein the first truncated via contact distributes power supply voltage of the second polarity to the first capacitor electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,714,419

NON-PLANAR METAL-INSULATOR-METAL CAPACITOR FORMATION

International Business Ma...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:a base structure comprising:
a dielectric;
a first set of base structures disposed in the dielectric, the first set of base structures comprising at least a first base structure, a second base structure and a third base structure, wherein the first base structure comprises a first via disposed on a first metal line, the second base structure comprises a second via disposed on a second metal line, and the third base structure comprises a third metal line; and
a second set of base structures disposed on the dielectric and the first set of base structures, the second set of base structures comprising at least a fourth base structure, a fifth base structure and a sixth base structure, wherein the fourth base structure comprises a fourth via disposed on a fourth metal line, the fifth base structure comprises a fifth via disposed on a fifth metal line, and the sixth base structure comprises a sixth via disposed on a sixth metal line;
wherein the base structure has one or more recesses each comprising contours formed at two or more planar levels;
a first dielectric layer disposed over each of the fourth metal line, the fifth metal line and the sixth metal line, along sidewalls of the fourth via, the fifth via and the sixth via and on a portion of the base structure;
a first electrode disposed on a portion of the first dielectric layer disposed on the fourth base structure and on the first dielectric layer disposed on the fifth base structure;
a second dielectric layer disposed on the first dielectric layer and the first electrode; and
a second electrode disposed over a portion of the second dielectric layer;
wherein the first electrode, the second dielectric layer and the second electrode are configured to form a non-planar capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,714,410

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:a substrate having a first conductivity type;
a first well formed on the substrate and having a second conductivity type;
a field oxide layer disposed on the first well;
a first conductive line formed on the field oxide layer and in direct contact with the field oxide layer; and
a second conductive line formed on the field oxide layer and in direct contact with the field oxide layer, wherein the first conductive line is spaced apart from the second conductive line,
wherein the first conductive line is used as one passive element, and the second conductive line is used as another passive element.

US Pat. No. 10,714,391

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSISTOR DELAY OF NANOWIRE OR NANOSHEET TRANSISTOR DEVICES

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:providing a substrate comprising:
a first stacked fin structure for forming a channel of a first gate-all-around (GAA) transistor, the first stacked fin structure comprising an initial volume of first channel material provided between upper and lower portions of first sacrificial material such that the first channel material and first sacrificial material are exposed at a side of the first stacked fin structure, and
a second stacked fin structure for forming a channel of a second GAA transistor, the second stacked fin structure comprising an initial volume of second channel material provided between upper and lower portions of second sacrificial material such that the second channel material and second sacrificial material are exposed at a side of the second stacked fin structure;
masking sidewalls of the first stacked fin structure;
reducing, after the masking, said initial volume of the second channel material relative to the initial volume of first channel material by a predetermined amount corresponding to a delay of the first GAA transistor via etching the second stacked fin structure to trim the initial volume of the second channel material to a trimmed volume corresponding to a predetermined delay of the second GAA transistor; and
forming first and second GAA gate structures around said first channel material and said second channel material respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,714,390

WAFER DICING USING FEMTOSECOND-BASED LASER AND PLASMA ETCH

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A system for dicing a semiconductor wafer comprising a plurality of integrated circuits, the system comprising:a plasma etch chamber;
a robotic transfer chamber coupled to the plasma etch chamber;
a load lock;
a laser scribe apparatus; and
a factory interface coupled to the robotic transfer chamber by the load lock, and the factory interface coupled to the laser scribe apparatus, wherein the factory interface comprises a robot with an arm or a blade, wherein a semiconductor wafer is transferred from the laser scribe apparatus to the robot of the factory interface, from the robot of the factory interface to the robotic transfer chamber through the load lock, and from the robotic transfer chamber to the plasma chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,714,376

METHOD OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL IN TRENCHES HAVING DIFFERENT WIDTHS, AND RELATED STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., GR...

11. A semiconductor structure comprising:a dielectric material positioned above a substrate;
a first fill material in a first trench in the dielectric material, the first fill material including:
a lower portion; and
two upper portions positioned on the lower portion, wherein an uppermost extent of the two upper portions is positioned below an uppermost extent of the first trench;
a second fill material in a second trench in the dielectric material, the second fill material laterally separated from the first fill material, and the second fill material having an uppermost extent positioned below an uppermost extent of the second trench,
wherein the first fill material is positioned on a gate metal in the first trench, and wherein the second fill material is positioned on a gate metal in the second trench,
wherein a cross-sectional geometry of the gate metal in the first trench is substantially U-shaped, and wherein a cross-sectional geometry of the gate metal in the second trench is substantially rectangular,
wherein a width of the lower portion of the first fill material is greater than a width of the second fill material, and
wherein the upper surface of the lower portion of the first fill material is substantially co-planar with the uppermost extent of the second fill material;
a third fill material positioned above the first fill material in the first trench; and
a fourth fill material positioned above the second fill material in the second trench.

US Pat. No. 10,714,359

SUBSTRATE DESIGN FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A device comprising:a package substrate, wherein the package substrate comprises:
a metal-clad insulated base material core, the metal-clad insulated base material core having a topmost surface and a bottommost surface opposite the topmost surface; and
a cavity extending through the metal-clad insulated base material core;
a first die at least partially within the cavity;
a first plurality of connectors in the cavity, the first plurality of connectors coupling the first die to the package substrate, the first plurality of connectors extending below the topmost surface of the metal-clad insulated base material core toward a bottommost surface of the cavity, the first plurality of connectors directly contacting the bottommost surface of the cavity;
a second die attached to the package substrate, the package substrate being interposed between the first die and the second die; and
a second plurality of connectors electrically coupling the second die to the package substrate, wherein at least one connector of the second plurality of connectors is disposed outside of a perimeter of the second die in a plan view, the at least one connector of the second plurality of connectors being electrically interposed between the second die and the package substrate through one or more redistribution layers (RDLs) interposed between the second die and the second plurality of connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,714,352

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE

SEMES CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. A method for treating a substrate by supplying a treatment liquid onto the substrate during an etching process, the method consists of:repeatedly rotating the substrate alternately at a first speed and at a second speed while the treatment liquid is supplied,
wherein the second speed is higher than the first speed,
wherein the supply of the treatment liquid is initiated when the substrate rotates at the second speed,
wherein the treatment liquid is a chemical for etching a film coated on the substrate,
wherein a rotational acceleration of the substrate is changed while the rotational speed of the substrate is changed between the first speed and the second speed, and
wherein a foregoing portion of the rotational acceleration is larger than a subsequent portion of the rotational acceleration during the change of the rotational acceleration.

US Pat. No. 10,714,327

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PUMPING LASER SUSTAINED PLASMA AND ENHANCING SELECTED WAVELENGTHS OF OUTPUT ILLUMINATION

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A system for pumping laser sustained plasma and enhancing one or more selected wavelengths of output illumination generated by the laser sustained plasma, the system comprising:one or more pump modules configured to generate pump illumination for the laser sustained plasma, the pump illumination directed along one or more pump illumination paths that are non-collinear to an output illumination path of the output illumination; and
one or more enhancing illumination sources configured to generate enhancing illumination at one or more selected wavelengths, the enhancing illumination directed along an illumination path that is collinear to the output illumination path of the output illumination so that the enhancing illumination is combined with the output illumination, thereby enhancing the output illumination at the one or more selected wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 10,714,319

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REMOVING CONTAMINANT PARTICLES IN A PLASMA PROCESS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of operating a plasma processing chamber, the method comprising:performing a plasma process at a process pressure and a process power to generate plasma;
ramping down the process power and the process pressure substantially simultaneously to an intermediate power level and an intermediate pressure level, respectively, wherein the intermediate power level and the intermediate pressure level are selected so as to raise a plasma sheath boundary above a threshold height from a surface of a substrate;
maintaining the intermediate power level for a first time period and maintaining the intermediate pressure level for a second time period while flowing a purge gas from a showerhead assembly; and
reducing the intermediate power level and the intermediate pressure level to a zero power level and a base pressure, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,714,308

MEASUREMENT METHOD AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

JEOL Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

1. A measurement method for measuring, in an electron microscope including a segmented detector having a detection plane segmented into a plurality of detection regions, a direction of each of the plurality of detection regions in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) image,the measurement method comprising:
shifting an electron beam incident on a sample under a state where the detection plane is conjugate to a plane shifted from a diffraction plane to shift the electron beam on the detection plane, and measuring a shift direction of the electron beam on the detection plane with the segmented detector; and
obtaining the direction of each of the plurality of detection regions in the STEM image from the shift direction.

US Pat. No. 10,714,306

MEASURING A HEIGHT PROFILE OF A HOLE FORMED IN NON-CONDUCTIVE REGION

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A method for measuring a hole having a nanometric width formed in an object with a particle imager that includes a secondary electron detector and an energy filter disposed between the object and the secondary electron detector, the method comprising:charging a portion of the object in a vicinity of the hole with a charged particle beam;
obtaining, by a charged particle imager, a plurality of electron images of the hole, wherein each electron image in the plurality of electron images is formed by:
(i) setting an energy threshold level for the energy filter to block electrons having an electron energy level below the energy threshold from reaching the secondary detector; and
(ii) sensing, with the secondary detector, electrons of an electron energy that exceeds the electron energy threshold associated with the electron image;
wherein the energy threshold level for the energy filter is changed for each electron image such that the electron energy threshold is different for each electron image in the plurality of electron images;
receiving or generating a mapping between height values and the electron energy thresholds;
processing the multiple electron images to provide hole measurements; and
generating three dimensional measurements of the hole based on the mapping and the hole measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,714,303

ENABLING HIGH THROUGHPUT ELECTRON CHANNELING CONTRAST IMAGING (ECCI) BY VARYING ELECTRON BEAM ENERGY

International Business Ma...

1. A method for electron channeling contrast imaging (ECCI) of a crystalline wafer, the method comprising the steps of:placing the crystalline wafer under an electron microscope having an angle of less than 90° relative to a surface of the crystalline wafer;
generating an electron beam, by the electron microscope, incident on the crystalline wafer;
varying an accelerating voltage of the electron microscope to access a channeling condition of the crystalline wafer;
varying the accelerating voltage of the electron microscope to access at least one different channeling condition of the crystalline wafer; and
obtaining an image of the crystalline wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,714,300

STATIONARY ANODE FOR AN X-RAY GENERATOR, AND X-RAY GENERATOR

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. A stationary anode for an X-ray generator, comprising:a main anode body; and
an internal cooling duct, running in an axial direction, to convey a cooling fluid to a heat exchange surface of the main anode body that is disposed opposite a target, wherein a nozzle, disposed at an end of the internal cooling duct, is positioned with respect to the heat exchange surface via stop elements such that, between the heat exchange surface and the nozzle, a gap is formed extending over an angular range of 360° about the axial direction, a central region of the heat exchange surface being conically shaped and forming a conically shaped region disposed opposite a funnel-shaped outlet orifice of the nozzle, wherein the conically shaped region of the heat exchange surface extends into the funnel-shaped outlet orifice.

US Pat. No. 10,714,297

SPIRAL GROOVE BEARING ASSEMBLY WITH MINIMIZED DEFLECTION

General Electric Company,...

1. A bearing assembly adapted for use with an x-ray tube, the assembly comprising:a. a shaft;
b. a sleeve rotatably disposed around the shaft, the sleeve including a seating portion forming an open end of the sleeve, wherein the seating portion includes at least one axial slot formed therein; and
c. a thrust seal seated at least partially within the seating portion, the thrust seal having a central aperture through which the shaft extends.

US Pat. No. 10,714,291

RELAY

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A relay comprising:a first contact;
a terminal to which the first contact is attached;
a second contact disposed at a position facing the first contact;
a contact piece to which the second contact is attached;
a pressing member configured to move to an off-position at which the first contact and the second contact come into a non-contact state, and an on-position at which the first contact and the second contact come into a contact state by press of the pressing member against the contact piece; and
an actuator configured to move the pressing member from the off-position to the on-position via an overshoot position located beyond the on-position, wherein
the contact piece includes a body and a low rigidity portion having rigidity lower than rigidity of the body, and
the pressing member presses the low rigidity portion.

US Pat. No. 10,714,283

SWITCH FOR AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE

ELRAD INTERNATIONAL D.O.O...

1. A switch for an electrical device, the switch comprising:a switch housing having a contact space defined therein;
first and second bushings mounted in the switch housing;
at least one printed circuit board received in the contact space of the switch housing; and
a slide control configured to set a speed of the electrical device, the slide control including:
a plurality of electrical components mounted on the at least one printed circuit board; and
an operating element movable through a range of adjustment positions, the operating element in all of the adjustment positions being in sliding and sealing engagement with and extending through the first bushing into the contact space and being in sliding and sealing engagement with and extending through the second bushing out of the contact space.

US Pat. No. 10,714,282

KEYBOARD SWITCH LINK MEMBER CONFIGURATION

Omron Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A switch comprising:a base comprising a first wall surface and a second wall surface;
an operation unit disposed above the base and moving in a contacting-separating direction with respect to the base in response to an external force;
a pair of link members removably coupled to the operation unit and configured to guide movement of the operation unit in the contacting-separating direction; and
a coupling portion configured to turnably couple the pair of link members,
wherein each of the pair of link members each includes a coupling-portion-side supported portion supported on one of the base and the operation unit and an end-side supported portion supported on the other of the base and the operation unit,
wherein the first wall surface and the second wall surface provide a movement space through which the coupling portion and the coupling-portion-side supported portion of the pair of link members, turned around the coupling portion to be folded, is allowed to pass, and
wherein in a state where the pair of link members is supported on the base and the operation unit, the coupling-portion-side supported portion is not allowed to pass
through a gap formed between the first wall surface and the second wall surface above the movement space.

US Pat. No. 10,714,276

DISCONNECTING DEVICE WITH ARC EXTINGUISHING

Auto-Kabel Management Gmb...

1. A disconnecting device for an energy conductor comprising:at least a first connection part;
at least a second connection part;
at least one disconnection point arranged between the first and the second connection part;
the at least one disconnection point in a closed state forms a current path between the first and second connection parts and in an open state disconnects the current path between the first and second connection parts; and
the disconnecting device has a flowable medium, wherein the flowable medium is an electrical insulation material having a specific electrical conductivity of less than 10?5 S*cm?1, which is arranged in a guide housing and disconnects the at least one disconnection point driven by a drive, the flowable medium at least partially surrounds the at least one disconnection point at a moment of disconnection,
wherein the disconnecting device has a bolt which moves into the at least one disconnection point immediately after disconnection of the at least one disconnection point by the flowable medium.

US Pat. No. 10,714,273

GRAPHENE SUPERCAPACITOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

1. A manufacturing process for the production of thin line supercapacitors having increased energy density, comprising:perforating a series of orifices on an element sheet;
printing graphene ink on both sides of the element sheet filling the orifices to create terminals that connect both sides of the element sheet;
printing graphene ink in a plurality of thin lines perpendicular to the terminals and along the direction of printing;
printing electrolyte within the plurality of thin lines; and
forming electrodes having minimal spacing between gaps to increase the energy density within the supercapacitors.

US Pat. No. 10,714,263

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:a laminated body including a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of internal electrodes laminated in a lamination direction; and
a plurality of external electrodes electrically connected to respective ones of the internal electrodes; wherein
the laminated body includes a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposed in the lamination direction, a first side surface and a second side surface opposed in a width direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction, and a first end surface and a second end surface opposed in a length direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to both the lamination direction and the width direction;
the plurality of internal electrodes include first internal electrodes exposed at the first end surface, and second internal electrodes exposed at the second end surface;
the plurality of external electrodes include a first external electrode covering the first end surface and electrically connected to the first internal electrodes, and a second external electrode covering the second end surface and electrically connected to the second internal electrodes;
side margin portions sandwich the plurality of dielectric layers in the width direction;
in the width direction from a respective one of the first and second side surfaces to the plurality of the dielectric layers, each of the side margin portions includes at least one outer side margin layer and at least one inner side margin layer in that order;
a Vickers hardness of a surface of at least one of the side margin portions is in a range of about 1470 MPa or more to about 1680 MPa or less;
the plurality of dielectric layers include dielectric layers that define outer layers of the laminated body; and
the dielectric layers defining the outer layers of the laminated body include dielectric ceramic grains containing a perovskite compound including Ba and Ti and a perovskite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,714,262

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer capacitor comprising:a body including dielectric layers and internal electrodes alternately disposed therein; and
external electrodes disposed on the body and connected to the internal electrodes, respectively,
wherein each of the internal electrodes includes:
a Ni grain,
ceramic particles,
a first coating layer, and
second coating layers respectively surrounding the ceramic particles, and distributed in the Ni grain, and
wherein the first coating layer surrounds the Ni grain, and the second coating layers.

US Pat. No. 10,714,260

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:a body including first and second internal electrodes facing each other with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween; and
first and second external electrodes disposed on an external surface of the body and electrically connected to the first and second internal electrodes, respectively,
wherein each of the first and second external electrodes includes:
a first electrode layer; and
a second electrode layer disposed on the first electrode layer,
any one selected from the group consisting of TiW, TiN, and TaN, or a combination thereof, is contained in the first electrode layer of the first external electrode, is in direct contact with the first internal electrode, and is disposed between the second electrode layer of the first external electrode and the body, and
any one selected from the group consisting of TiW, TiN, and TaN, or a combination thereof, is contained in the first electrode layer of the second external electrode, is in direct contact with the second internal electrode, and is disposed between the second electrode layer of the second external electrode and the body.

US Pat. No. 10,714,250

ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR

ECO Holding 1 GmbH, Mark...

1. An electromagnetic actuator, comprising:an actuator unit; and
an actuation unit acting in an axial direction,
wherein the actuator unit includes a single coil generating a magnetic field and including a pole core that is arranged within the single coil,
wherein at least two permanent magnets are arranged adjoining a face of the pole core in the axial direction so that the at least two permanent magnets are applicable to the face of the pole core and movable in the axial direction so that the at least two permanent magnets are drivable by the single coil independently from each other,
wherein the at least two permanent magnets have different polarity in the axial direction and are respectively controllable by loading the single coil with an electrical current so that at least one of the at least two permanent magnets moves in the axial direction in an opposite direction to another of the at least two permanent magnets when the single coil is loaded with the electrical current,
wherein the actuation unit is arranged in the axial direction adjacent to the actuator unit wherein the actuation unit includes at least two actuation elements which are actuatable in the axial direction,
wherein each actuation element of the actuation unit is respectively fixed in the axial direction at one of the at least two permanent magnets and moved together with the one permanent magnet in the axial direction,
wherein the actuator unit and the actuation unit are arranged in a common housing of the electromagnetic actuator,
wherein the at least two actuation elements and the at least two permanent magnets are arranged so that each respective permanent magnet of the at least two permanent magnets is arranged concentrically relative to a respective actuation element of the at least two actuation elements so that an entire a force impact from the at least two permanent magnets upon the at least two actuation elements is provided in a centric manner relative to the respective actuation element,
wherein the at least two actuation elements are rotatably arranged in the common housing, and
wherein an entire force generated by the magnetic field of the single coil that moves either one of the at least two permanent magnets is transferable by the at least two actuation elements to an external component to be actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,714,248

REACTOR HAVING OUTER PERIPHERAL IRON CORE DIVIDED INTO MULTIPLE PORTIONS AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A reactor, comprising:a core body, the core body comprising: an outer peripheral iron core composed of a plurality of outer peripheral iron core portions, at least three iron cores each integrally formed with a corresponding one of the plurality of outer peripheral iron core portions, and coils wound around the at least three iron cores, the respective radially inner ends of the at least three iron cores being located in the vicinity of a center of the outer peripheral iron core and converging toward the center of the outer peripheral iron core, and the radially inner ends of the at least three iron cores being spaced from each other via gaps, which can be magnetically coupled; the reactor further comprising: an annular end plate fastened to at least one end of the core body; wherein the end plate has a shape corresponding to a shape of the outer peripheral iron core, and includes a plurality of fasteners for fastening the plurality of outer peripheral iron core portions to each other, wherein the plurality of fasteners include a plurality of protrusions which are inserted into regions between the coils and the plurality of outer peripheral iron core portions.

US Pat. No. 10,714,231

GRAPHENE WIRE, CABLE EMPLOYING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Haesung DS CO., LTD., Ch...

6. A method of manufacturing a cable, the method comprising:forming a catalytic metal wire of a stranded cable type by twisting at least two core wires around each other;
fabricating a graphene wire by synthesizing a graphene layer on a surface of the catalytic metal wire by a chemical vapor deposition method;
arranging a tension member around the graphene wire in a lengthwise direction; and
forming an insulating sheath surrounding the graphene wire and the tension member.

US Pat. No. 10,714,219

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLOADING AND SHARING MEDICAL IMAGES WITHIN TRUSTED HEALTH-USER COMMUNITIES

Tiatros, Inc., San Franc...

1. In a computer network comprising a processor in communication with one or more tangible computer-readable non-transitory storage media comprising computer-executable instructions operable to, when executed by the processor, enable the at least one computer processor to implement a method, the method comprising:receiving an ingest request from a first user having a medical image to share with a second user within a Carepod created for a patient receiving medical treatment;
transcoding the medical image into one of a plurality of image formats;
associate any metadata from transcoding with the transcoded medical image;
if the first user is not a member of the Carepod, adding the first user to the Carepod by request of the second user;
authenticating the first user by request of the second user as a member of the Carepod, authenticating the first user further comprising:
receiving a request for user creation from the second user for the first user;
generating a security token and associating the security token with a communication back to the first user as follows:
generating a first security token;
associating the first security token with an email address of the first user;
sending an email to the first user to confirm the email address;
receiving confirmation from first user with a confirmation token and a second means of communication to first user specified;
verifying the confirmation token from the first user against the security token;
generating a second security token back to first user via the second means of communication;
and verifying the second security token received by the first user;
granting a set of privileges to the first user for interacting with medical images within the Carepod;
depending upon the set of privileges granted the first user, receiving medical image data from the first user; and
sharing the medical image with the second user within the Carepod.

US Pat. No. 10,714,218

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL LESIONS

St. Jude Medical, Cardiol...

1. A system for rendering lesions on a geometric surface model of a geometric structure, the system comprising:a computer-based model construction system configured to be coupled to a device that includes at least one sensor configured to acquire a set of original location data points to facilitate generating the geometric surface model, the computer-based model construction system further configured to:
create a three-dimensional (3D) texture map including a plurality of voxels each having a tissue necrosis value;
determine an ablation location;
identify, from the plurality of voxels, all voxels that are within a given distance from the determined ablation location;
for each of the identified voxels that are within the given distance from the determined ablation location, increment the tissue necrosis values as a function of both i) distance from the determined ablation location and ii) at least one parameter to generate a total tissue necrosis value for each voxel, wherein the at least one parameter includes at least one of an ablation power level, an ablation delivery duration, a tissue contact force, a lesion-size index, and a force-time integral associated with an ablation procedure, a tissue type, and a total amount of energy delivered;
render at least one lesion on the geometric surface model based on the total tissue necrosis values such that a center of the at least one lesion is rendered differently than portions of the lesion further away from the center of the lesion; and
display the geometric surface model and the at least one rendered lesion.

US Pat. No. 10,714,210

SAMPLE MASS SPECTRUM ANALYSIS

Micromass UK Limited, Wi...

1. A computer-implemented method of analysing a sample mass spectrum of a sample to categorize the sample as being associated with a particular group or being associated with a particular characteristic, the method comprising:comparing a sample mass spectrum of a sample with each reference mass spectrum of plural reference mass spectra to determine similarity between the sample mass spectrum and the reference mass spectrum;
assigning a similarity index to each reference mass spectrum of the plural reference mass spectra based on the determined similarity between the sample mass spectrum and the reference mass spectrum;
for each group of one or more groups of the plural reference mass spectra, combining the similarity indexes for the reference mass spectra belonging to the group so as to provide a group index for the group at a first level of a hierarchy of sample characteristics, wherein the reference mass spectra belonging to the group are mass spectra of reference samples that have a particular characteristic in common;
associating the sample with a group of the one or more groups based on the group index for that said group, wherein the reference mass spectra belonging to said group are mass spectra of reference samples that have a first particular characteristic in common; and
outputting an indication that at least one of:
the sample is associated with the first particular characteristic, and
the sample is associated with said group.

US Pat. No. 10,714,202

MAGNETIC MEMORY

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A magnetic memory, comprising:a conductive line that extends in a first direction along a substrate;
a first columnar body in a memory cell array region of the substrate, extending in a second direction from the substrate, a first end of the first columnar body contacting the conductive line, the first columnar body comprising a first magnetic material and a plurality of magnetic domains adjacent to one another along a length of the first columnar body in the second direction; and
a second columnar body in a peripheral region of the substrate, extending in the second direction from the substrate, a first end of the second columnar body contacting the conductive line, and a second end of the second columnar body connected to a control circuit, the second columnar body comprising the first magnetic material.

US Pat. No. 10,714,201

MEMORY SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PRE-SCREENING INTERNAL TRANSISTORS

eMemory Technology Inc., ...

1. A memory system comprising:a plurality of even word lines;
a plurality of odd word lines;
a plurality of anti-fuse control lines;
a plurality of bit lines; and
a plurality of memory cells, a first memory cell of the plurality of memory cells comprising:
a first anti-fuse transistor having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal coupled to a first anti-fuse control line of the plurality of anti-fuse control lines;
a first select unit coupled to the first terminal of the first anti-fuse transistor, a first bit line of the plurality of bit lines, and a first odd word line of the plurality of odd word lines, and configured to control an electrical connection between the first terminal of the first anti-fuse transistor and the first bit line according to a voltage of the first odd word line; and
a second select unit coupled to the second terminal of the first anti-fuse transistor, a second bit line of the plurality of bit lines, and a first even word line of the plurality of even word lines, and configured to control an electrical connection between the second terminal of the first anti-fuse transistor and the second bit line according to a voltage of the first even word line;
wherein:
during an individual pre-screen operation of the first memory cell, the first odd word line and the first even word line are at different voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,714,184

MEMORY DEVICE WITH IMPROVED PROGRAM PERFORMANCE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of operating a memory device including a memory cell array including a plurality of cell strings including a plurality of memory cells, a plurality of word lines respectively connected to the plurality of memory cells, and a plurality of bit lines connected to one side of the plurality of cell strings, the method comprising:performing a first program operation on memory cells connected to a first word line among the plurality of word lines;
performing the first program operation on memory cells connected to a second word line among the plurality of word lines;
applying a turn-on voltage at a first level to the first and second word lines;
applying a voltage at a level lower than the first level to a third word line among the plurality of word lines;
performing a precharge operation on partial cell strings among the plurality of cell strings; and
performing a second program operation on the memory cells connected to the first word line;
wherein the memory cell array further comprises one or more common source lines connected to the other side of the plurality of cell strings, and
wherein performing the precharge operation on the partial cell strings comprises increasing a voltage applied to the one or more common source lines to a precharge voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,714,183

HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCH CIRCUIT, NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME AND MEMORY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A high voltage switch circuit operating in response to a first driving voltage and a second driving voltage higher than the first driving voltage, the high voltage switch circuit comprising:a first transistor to transmit the second driving voltage to an output terminal in response to a first gate signal;
a first depletion mode transistor to transmit the second driving voltage to the first transistor in response to an output signal fed back from the output terminal;
a level shifter to shift a level of an enable signal based on a first voltage to generate a level-shifted enable signal;
a control signal generator to generate a first control signal and a second control signal in response to the level-shifted enable signal;
a second transistor having a gate electrode connected to the first voltage, the second transistor to be turned on and off in response to the second control signal received at a first end of the second transistor; and
a second depletion mode transistor connected between a second end of the second transistor and the output terminal, the second depletion mode transistor having a gate electrode receiving the first control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,714,163

METHODS FOR MITIGATING TRANSISTOR AGING TO IMPROVE TIMING MARGINS FOR MEMORY INTERFACE SIGNALS

Intel Corporation, San J...

1. An integrated circuit die, comprising:an interface block operable to communicate with an external component in accordance with a predetermined interface protocol, wherein the interface block is configured to output an interface clock signal and to output a control signal that is latched at the external component using the interface clock signal, and wherein the interface block is further configured to periodically toggle the control signal during idle periods to improve timing margins by mitigating transistor aging effects in the interface block.

US Pat. No. 10,714,147

DISK DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A disk device comprising:a disk medium having a recording surface;
a top cover having an inner surface comprising a first inner surface portion that extends along the recording surface, a second inner surface portion that is continuous from the first inner surface portion toward a periphery of the top cover and has a curved shape, and a third inner surface portion that is continuous from the second inner surface portion toward the periphery of the top cover and extends in a direction along the recording surface, wherein
the recording surface comprises a writable zone and a non-writable zone, the non-writable zone being at an outer edge of the disk medium,
the first inner surface portion of the top cover faces the writable zone and at least a part of the non-writable zone of the recording surface, and
a thickness of the top cover at a boundary region of the second inner surface portion with the first inner surface portion is less than a thickness of the top cover at the first inner surface portion.

US Pat. No. 10,714,131

UNIFIED DUAL FREE LAYER READER WITH SHARED REFERENCE LAYER TO ENABLE REDUCED READER-TO-READER SEPARATION

Headway Technologies, Inc...

1. A magnetic read head structure, comprising:(a) a first stack of layers formed on a substrate and with a front side at an air bearing surface (ABS); comprising:
(1) a first seed layer (S1) on the substrate;
(2) a first free layer (FL1) on S1 and with a first magnetization in a first cross-track direction and a backside at a first height (h1) from the ABS;
(3) a first tunnel barrier (TB1) on FL1; and
(4) a first sub-layer of a reference layer (RL) on TB1;
(b) a second stack of layers with a front side adjoining a first insulation layer (INS1) that contacts the backside of FL1, and having a backside at a third height (h3) from the ABS where h3>h1, comprising:
(1) a second seed layer (S2) formed on INS1;
(2) an antiferromagnetic (AFM) layer on S2;
(3) a pinned layer (PL) on the AFM layer wherein the PL has a magnetization that is pinned in a first transverse direction by the AFM layer;
(4) a first antiferromagnetic (AF) coupling layer on the PL; and
(5) a second sub-layer of the RL on the first AF coupling layer;
(c) an upper RL portion formed on the first and second RL sub-layers wherein the upper RL portion has a front side at the ABS and a backside at h3, and has at least one magnetic layer with a magnetization in a second transverse direction that is opposite to the first transverse direction, and thereby forming a first sensor comprised of the first stack of layers, the second RL sub-layer, and the upper RL portion, and the reference layer (RL) comprised of the first and second RL sub-layers and upper RL portion;
(d) a third stack of layers formed on the RL upper portion, and with a front side at the ABS; comprising:
(1) a second tunnel barrier layer (TB2) on the upper RL portion;
(2) a second free layer (FL2) on TB2 and having a second magnetization in the first cross-track direction and a backside adjoining a second insulation layer (INS2) at a second height (h2) from the ABS where h2 (3) a first capping layer on FL2 thereby forming a second sensor comprised of the third stack of layers, the first and second RL sub-layers, and the upper RL portion wherein a continuous sidewall is formed on each side of the first and second sensors, and the two sidewalls are equidistant from a center plane at the ABS; and
(e) a junction shield formed adjacent to each of the two sidewalls wherein a magnetization provides longitudinal biasing to the first and second magnetizations in FL1 and FL2, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,714,090

VIRTUAL REALITY SPEECH CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A virtual reality speech control method applicable to a virtual reality device, comprising:receiving, by a first application, a request for opening a speech interface sent initiatively by a second application installed in the virtual reality device, wherein, the first application is a voice control virtual reality system installed in the virtual reality device, the second application is a virtual reality application and the virtual reality device comprises the first application, a plurality of second applications and a virtual reality hardware device;
opening, by the first application, the speech interface in response to the request and sending, by the first application, an instruction for turning on a microphone to the virtual reality hardware device through the speech interface, such that the virtual reality hardware device turns on the microphone and receives speech information through the microphone;
receiving, by the first application, the speech information sent by the virtual reality hardware device through the speech interface;
converting, by the first application, the speech information to text information, and normalizing, by the first application, the text information to generate an intent object in conformity with a preset specification, wherein the speech information comprises a long command for invoking a virtual reality application and corresponds to the generated intent object;
recognizing, by the first application, the intent object based on a preset specification set to acquire an instruction corresponding to the intent object, the preset specification set comprising intent objects and instructions, the intent objects having one-to-one correspondence with the instructions, wherein, the instruction corresponding to the intent object comprises short commands, wherein each of the short commands is denoted by one or two words and wherein a short command is capable of controlling execution operations across two or more virtual reality applications;
determining a present scenario; and
when the present scenario is a preset scenario, sending, by the first application, one short command from short commands corresponding to the speech information to the second application after receiving the speech information, such that the second application executes the short command and feeds back an execution result, in which, the preset scenario is a scenario in a virtual reality environment where an action is achieved by the short command from the short commands corresponding to the speech information.

US Pat. No. 10,714,074

METHOD FOR READING WEBPAGE INFORMATION BY SPEECH, BROWSER CLIENT, AND SERVER

Guangzhou UCWeb Computer ...

1. A method for reading web page information by speech, comprising:sending, by a browser client, a page access request to a server, wherein the page access request comprises a page address and text to speech (TTS) identity information, and the TTS identity information comprises a first TTS standard version number supported by the browser client, wherein the page access request enables the server to perform operations comprising:
comparing the first TTS standard version number supported by the browser client with a version number supported by the server;
when the first TTS standard version number supported by the browser client is higher than the version number supported by the server, determining, by the server, the version number supported by the server as a second TTS standard version number; and
when the first TTS standard version number supported by the browser client is lower than or equal to the version number supported by the server, determining, by the server, the first TTS standard version number supported by the browser client as the second TTS standard version number;
receiving, by the browser client, response data returned by the server according to the page access request, wherein the response data comprises TTS page data corresponding to the page address and the second TTS standard version number determined by the server; and
reading, by the browser client, the TTS page data by speech according to the second TTS standard version number.

US Pat. No. 10,714,055

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZATION IN HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICES

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method for calibrating a head-mounted display system, the method comprising:directing the head-mounted display system to render, within a frame generated by the head-mounted display system, at least one performance metric for the frame;
recording when the frame containing the performance metric is displayed by a display of the head-mounted display system, wherein recording when the frame containing the performance metric is displayed comprises:
capturing an image of the displayed frame using a camera that is positioned approximately where a user's eyes would be positioned with respect to the display when the head-mounted display system is in use by the user; and
recording when the image of the displayed frame was captured by the camera;
measuring, based at least in part on when the frame containing the performance metric was displayed, at least one aspect of the head-mounted display system's performance; and
calibrating the head-mounted display system based on the measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,714,045

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR DISPLAY MODULE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A control device, configured to control a display module and comprising a judgment circuit and a storage module, whereinthe judgment circuit is configured to receive a reference voltage and to receive a supply voltage of the display module, and is configured to judge whether the display module is supplied with power or not according to the reference voltage and the supply voltage;
the storage module is connected with the judgment circuit and is connected with a display screen of the display module, the storage module is configured to store a preset image, and when the display module is supplied with power, the storage module transmits the preset image to the display screen so that the display screen displays the preset image;
the control device further comprises an output control circuit which is connected with the judgment circuit and is connected with the storage module and which is connected with the display screen; the output control circuit is configured to retrieve the preset image stored in the storage module and transmit the preset image to the display screen when the display module is supplied with power;
the output control circuit comprises an enable sub-circuit and a retrieving sub-circuit;
the enable sub-circuit is connected with the judgment circuit and the enable sub-circuit is configured to generate and output an enable signal when the display module is supplied with power; and
the retrieving sub-circuit is connected with the enable sub-circuit and is connected with the storage module, and the retrieving sub-circuit is connected with the display screen, the retrieving sub-circuit is configured to retrieve the preset image stored in the storage module under the control of the enable signal and transmit the preset image to the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,714,017

SCANNING DRIVE CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A display device, comprising:a plurality of pixel circuits in a display area;
a plurality of first scanning lines;
a plurality of second scanning lines; and
a plurality of third scanning lines;
a scanning circuit facing to a first side of the display area and configured to drive the plurality of pixel circuits via the plurality of first scanning lines, the plurality of second scanning lines, and the plurality of third scanning lines:
wherein the scanning circuit includes a plurality of stages and is configured such that:
(a) a first stage of the plurality of stages receives an input pulse;
(b) each of the plurality of stages receives a first pulse signal, a second pulse signal, and a third pulse signal;
(c) the first pulse signal and the second pulse signal are rectangular waves having a same frequency and a phase difference between the first pulse signal and the second pulse signal is approximately 180 degrees, and
(d) the scanning circuit supplies a plurality of output signals in response to the received first, seconds and third pulse signals,
wherein each of the plurality of pixel circuits includes a write transistor, a drive transistor, a first switching transistor, a second switching transistor, a capacitor, and a light emitting element, and
wherein a duration of a light emitting period of the respective light emitting element in each of the plurality of pixel circuits within one frame period is variably controlled by changing a width of the input pulse,
a drive current is supplied from a voltage line to the light emitting element via the first switching transistor and the drive transistor,
an initializing potential is supplied from an initializing voltage line to the capacitor via the second switching transistor,
a data potential is supplied from a video signal line to the capacitor via the write transistor, a gate terminal of the first switching transistor is connected to the scanning circuit via one of the plurality of first scanning lines,
a gate terminal of the write transistor is connected to the scanning circuit via one of the plurality of second scanning lines, and
a gate terminal of the second switching transistor is connected to the scanning circuit via one of the plurality of third scanning lines;
wherein the each of the plurality of stages is configured to receive a fourth pulse signal, the third pulse signal and the fourth pulse signal are rectangular waves having a same frequency and a phase difference between the third pulse signal and the fourth pulse signal is approximately 180 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,714,014

OLED PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT AND OLED DISPLAY

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

8. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) pixel driving circuit, comprising:a first thin-film transistor (TFT), a second TFT, a third TFT, a fourth TFT, a fifth TFT, a sixth TFT, a capacitor, a first OLED, and a second OLED;
a gate of the first TFT receiving a scanning signal; a source of the first TFT receiving a data signal; a drain of the first TFT connected to a gate of the second TFT and one terminal of the capacitor;
a source of the second TFT and the other terminal of the capacitor both receiving a power supply positive voltage; a drain of the second TFT connected to a source of the third TFT and a source of the fifth TFT;
a gate of the third TFT, a gate of the fourth TFT, a gate of the fifth TFT, and a gate of the sixth TFT all receiving a controlling signal; a drain of the third TFT connected to an anode of the first OLED, a cathode of the second OLED, and a source of the sixth TFT;
a drain of the fifth TFT connected to a cathode of the first OLED, an anode of the second OLED, and a source of the fourth TFT;
a drain of the sixth TFT and a drain of the fourth TFT both receiving a power supply negative voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,713,989

DISPLAY PANEL, DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTR...

1. A display panel, having a main display area and an auxiliary display area protruding from the main display area, wherein the display panel comprises:a plurality of first data lines and a plurality of first gate lines arranged in the auxiliary display area, wherein the plurality of first data lines intersects with the plurality of first gate lines, and the plurality of first data lines and the plurality of first gate lines are insulated from one another;
a first scanning unit connected to a main driving chip and the plurality of first gate lines;
M second scanning units, each of the M second scanning units having a plurality of output terminals and a control terminal connected to the main driving chip, wherein M is an integer greater than 1;
M switch unit groups corresponding to the M second scanning units in one-to-one correspondence, each of the M switch unit groups comprising a plurality of switch units, wherein the plurality of switch units in each of the M switch unit groups has a plurality of control terminals respectively connected to the plurality of output terminals of a corresponding second scanning unit in one-to-one correspondence, a plurality of first terminals respectively connected to the plurality of first data lines in one-to-one correspondence, and a plurality of second terminals; and
M second data lines corresponding to the M switch unit groups in one-to-one correspondence, wherein each of the M second data lines is connected to the main driving chip and the plurality of second terminals of the plurality of switch units in each of the M switch unit groups.

US Pat. No. 10,713,965

NEGATIVE LEARNING BEHAVIOR ALERT SYSTEM

McGraw-Hill Global Educat...

1. A method comprising:providing, by a processing device of an education system, an education program to a plurality of user systems;
collecting activity information corresponding to performance by the plurality of user systems of learning events of the education program;
extracting a set of features from the activity information, wherein the set of features comprise a time-based measurement associated with the education program;
applying a machine learning model to the set of features to generate a labeled data set associated with a negative learning indicator;
generating, based on the activity information, a student profile corresponding to a first user system;
extracting a first set of features from the student profile corresponding to the first user system;
comparing the first set of features to the labeled data set to generate comparison data;
classifying, using the comparison data, the first set of features of the student profile as the negative learning indicator; and
generating an alarm notification corresponding to the negative learning behavior indicator associated with the student profile.

US Pat. No. 10,713,962

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALERTING IMPROPER INHIBITION OF WARNING SYSTEMS

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for alerting improper inhibition of alerts of aircraft warning systems, the method comprising:determining whether an inhibition of a safety alert of a warning system of an aircraft is activated;
upon determining that the inhibition is activated, determining whether the inhibition is improper under current or upcoming operating conditions of the aircraft, the current or upcoming operating conditions including a current or projected position of the aircraft and a weather condition at the current or projected position;
upon determining that the inhibition is improper under the current or upcoming operating conditions, alerting an operator of the aircraft to deactivate the inhibition;
determining whether a deactivation of the inhibition from the operator of the aircraft is received, via interaction with one or more controls of the aircraft; and
in accordance with a determination that a deactivation of the inhibition from the operator of the aircraft has not been received, after a predetermined time period transmitting an alert to an air traffic controller that the inhibition is improper and that inhibition has not been deactivated by the operator of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,713,953

EXTERIOR MIRROR ASSEMBLY WITH BLIND ZONE INDICATION MODULE

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. A vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly, said vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:a mirror reflector sub-assembly;
said mirror reflector sub-assembly comprising a mirror reflective element having a front outermost side and an opposing rear side that is spaced from the front outermost side by a thickness dimension of said mirror reflective element;
said mirror reflector sub-assembly comprising a mirror back plate having a front side and an opposing rear side that is spaced from the front side by a thickness dimension of said mirror back plate;
wherein said mirror back plate comprises a light-transmitting aperture;
wherein a heater pad is disposed between the front side of said mirror back plate and the opposing rear side of said mirror reflective element with a light-transmitting aperture of said heater pad juxtaposed with the light-transmitting aperture of said mirror back plate;
wherein said heater pad comprises a front side and an opposing rear side that is spaced from the front side by a thickness dimension of said heater pad, and wherein the front side of said heater pad adhesively attaches to the opposing rear side of said mirror reflective element;
said mirror reflector sub-assembly comprising a blind zone indication module;
said blind zone indication module comprising a plastic housing;
wherein the plastic housing comprises (i) a front end configured for attaching said blind zone indication module at the opposing rear side of said mirror reflective element and (ii) a rear end opposite the front end;
said blind zone indication module comprising a circuit board having a first side and a second side opposing the first side that is spaced from the first side by a thickness dimension of the circuit board;
wherein at least one light emitting diode is disposed at the first side of the circuit board;
wherein the circuit board is disposed within the plastic housing between the rear end of the plastic housing and the front end of the plastic housing such that the first side of the circuit board faces the front end of the plastic housing and the second side of the circuit board faces away from the front end of the plastic housing;
wherein the front end of the plastic housing of said blind zone indication module comprises a light-transmitting portion;
wherein, when the at least one light emitting diode is electrically powered, light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode exits said blind zone indication module via the light-transmitting portion of the front end of the plastic housing of said blind zone indication module;
wherein, with said blind zone indication module disposed at the opposing rear side of said mirror back plate and with the light-transmitting portion of the front end of the plastic housing of said blind zone indication module juxtaposed with the light-transmitting aperture of said mirror back plate, light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode passes through said mirror reflective element;
wherein, when the at least one light emitting diode is electrically powered, light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode illuminates an icon of said mirror reflective element that is viewable by a driver of a vehicle equipped with said vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly;
wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a glass substrate coated with a mirror reflector coating;
wherein the icon comprises a light-transmitting window through said mirror reflector coating;
wherein the light-transmitting window is established by ablation of said mirror reflector coating to form the icon;
wherein the circuit board of said blind zone indication module comprises a circuitry;
wherein the circuitry of the circuit board comprises the at least one light emitting diode;
wherein the circuit board comprises electrically conductive terminals in electrical connection with the circuitry of the circuit board, and wherein the electrically conductive terminals are received in a connector portion of the plastic housing;
wherein the connector portion, with the electrically conductive terminals received therein, is configured to connect to a connector of a wire harness of said vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly;
wherein the circuitry of the circuit board comprises a constant current circuit; and
wherein said blind zone indication module comprises a diffuser that diffuses light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode when the at least one light emitting diode is electrically powered.

US Pat. No. 10,713,952

ROAD INFORMATION RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND ROAD INFORMATION RECOGNITION METHOD

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A road information recognition system, comprising:a front lane marker detection means which detects a lane marker partitioning a lane on which a vehicle travels;
a side lane marker detection means which detects a lane marker adjacent to a lane before change of lane, which corresponds to the lane on which the vehicle travels, and partitioning a lane on which the vehicle travels after changing a lane, and a lane width of a lane after change of lane, which corresponds to the lane on which the vehicle travels after changing a lane; and
a front lane marker estimation means which estimates, based on a common lane marker which partitions the lane before change of lane and the lane after change of lane detected by the front lane marker detection means, and the lane width of the lane after change of lane detected by the side lane marker detection means, a lane marker paired with the lane marker on a near side of the lane after change of lane; and
a display means which displays a central line of the lane after change of lane estimated by the front lane marker estimation means, wherein
the lane marker of the lane before change of lane and the estimated lane marker of the lane after change of lane are displayed on the display means, and
the lane marker of the lane before change of lane and the lane marker on a far side of the lane after change of lane are displayed in different display forms.

US Pat. No. 10,713,950

RAPID WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FOR VEHICLE COLLISION MITIGATION

AUTONOMOUS ROADWAY INTELL...

1. A system for mitigating an imminent collision, comprising a subject vehicle, a land-based receiver, a land-based transmitter, and a land-based supercomputer, wherein:the subject vehicle is configured to detect, with sensors mounted in or on the subject vehicle, an imminent collision with a second vehicle, and to transmit a wireless request message specifying imminent collision data;
the land-based receiver is configured to receive the wireless request message and to transmit the imminent collision data to the land-based supercomputer;
the land-based supercomputer is configured to calculate a recommended sequence of actions for mitigating the collision, the calculation including calculation of a plurality of sequences of actions and is further configured to select from the calculated sequences of actions, a recommended sequence of actions that avoids the collision or minimizes the harm of the collision;
the land-based supercomputer is further configured to transmit the recommended sequence of actions to the land-based transmitter;
the land-based transmitter is configured to transmit a wireless response message specifying the recommended sequence of actions to the subject vehicle; and
the subject vehicle is configured to receive the wireless response message and implement the recommended sequence of actions in time to avoid or mitigate the collision, wherein the land-based supercomputer is configured to determine whether the collision is avoidable or unavoidable, and wherein the land-based supercomputer is configured to find a sequence of actions that avoids the collision when the collision is avoidable, and a sequence of actions that minimizes the harm of the collision when the collision is unavoidable, and wherein the land-based supercomputer is configured to calculate the harm of the collision by calculating a number of expected fatalities times a predetermined fatality weighting factor, plus a number of expected injuries times a predetermined injury weighting factor, plus an expected amount of property damage times a predetermined property damage weighting factor.

US Pat. No. 10,713,948

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALERTING ABNORMAL DRIVER SITUATION DETECTED BY USING HUMANS' STATUS RECOGNITION VIA V2V CONNECTION

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for giving a warning by detecting a drowsiness state and an abnormal state of a specific driver of a specific vehicle based on deep learning, comprising steps of:(a) if at least one interior image of an interior of the specific vehicle is acquired, a driver state detecting device performing at least part of (i) a process of inputting the interior image into a drowsiness detecting network, to thereby allow the drowsiness detecting network to detect at least one facial part of the specific driver from the interior image, detect at least one eye part of the specific driver from the facial part, detect a blinking state of at least one eye of the specific driver, and thus determine the drowsiness state of the specific driver, and (ii) a process of inputting the interior image into a pose matching network, to thereby allow the pose matching network to detect one or more body keypoints, corresponding to a body of the specific driver, from the interior image, determine whether the body keypoints match one of preset driving postures, and thus determine the abnormal state of the specific driver; and
(b) if the specific driver is determined as in a hazardous state by referring to at least part of the drowsiness state of the specific driver outputted from the drowsiness detecting network and the abnormal state of the specific driver outputted from the pose matching network, the driver state detecting device performing a process of transmitting information on the hazardous state of the specific driver to one or more nearby vehicles over vehicle-to-vehicle communication to thereby allow one or more nearby drivers of the nearby vehicles to perceive the hazardous state of the specific driver.

US Pat. No. 10,713,940

DETECTING AND RESPONDING TO TRAFFIC REDIRECTION FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle in an autonomous driving mode, the method comprising:maneuvering, by one or more processors, a vehicle in the autonomous driving mode using pre-stored map information identifying one or more traffic lanes, wherein each traffic lane has a path and a traffic flow direction;
receiving, by the one or more processors, data from a perception system of the vehicle identifying objects in an external environment of the vehicle related to a traffic redirection at a given location, wherein the traffic redirection includes at least one corridor that does not correspond to one or both of a path and a traffic flow direction of a traffic lane identified in the pre-stored map information for the given location;
using, by the one or more processors, the received data to identify one or more corridors of the traffic redirection;
selecting, by the one or more processors, one of the one or more corridors based on a direction of traffic flow through the selected corridor; and
controlling, by the one or more processors, the vehicle in the autonomous driving mode to enter and follow the selected one of the one or more corridors.

US Pat. No. 10,713,920

WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE FOR MONITORING HAZARDS

VORBECK MATERIALS, CORP.,...

1. A wearable computing device for monitoring occupational hazards comprising:an apparel item;
a control circuit affixed to the apparel item;
a communications device communicatively coupled to the control circuit;
an antenna communicatively coupled to the communications device and comprising a component, the component comprising a first conductive composition, the first conductive composition comprising individual sheets of graphene forming a three-dimensional percolated network within the conductive composition;
a sensor communicatively coupled to the control circuit and configured to detect or monitor at least one of an aspect of a user of the wearable computing device and an ambient environment of the user; and
wherein
the antenna is one or more of removable from and/or dynamically positioned on the apparel item;
the communications device is configured for two-way communication;
the data comprises at least one of voice data, text data, and graphical data;
the sensor comprises a second conductive composition;
the second conductive composition comprises individual sheets of graphene;
the individual sheets of graphene forming a three-dimensional percolated network within the second conductive composition; and
the control circuit is configured to generate a notification when sensor data comprises a value above a threshold amount.

US Pat. No. 10,713,912

ACCESS-MONITORING DEVICE WITH AT LEAST ONE VIDEO UNIT

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil N...

1. An access monitoring device for an elevator installation, the elevator installation including a publicly accessible region, an elevator and a secured region providing access to the elevator from the publicly accessible region, the secured region being separated from the publicly accessible region by the access monitoring device, the access monitoring device comprising:a pair of spaced apart boundaries separating the publicly accessible region from the secured region and a defined monitoring space located between the boundaries wherein the elevator is accessible to an object only by the object passing from the publicly accessible region through the monitoring space to the secured region and through the secured region to the elevator;
a first video unit and a second video unit arranged to record images of the monitoring space and generate data related to the images, the data being one or more of associated remaining image parts generated by the first video unit and the second video unit filtering out an unchanging image part of each of the images, an evaluation of the remaining image parts generated by the at least one video unit, and the images, wherein the first video unit is located in a viewing field of the second video unit and is viewable by the second video unit, and the second video unit is located in a viewing field of the first video unit and is viewable by the first video unit to prevent manipulation of the first and second video units;
a control unit connected to the first video unit and the second video unit for receiving the data and combining the data from the first video unit and the second video unit to form combined remaining image parts, the control unit generating any of the associated image parts not generated by the at least one video unit and generating the evaluation if not generated by the at least one video unit;
wherein depending on the combined remaining image parts, the control unit checks, in dependence on the evaluation, whether the object is present in the monitoring space and, if so, whether the object is authorized to access the secured region, the checking of the authorization being based on at least one rule or on an authorization message;
an authorization and authentication unit connected to the control unit for generating the authorization message in response to receiving a detection signal associated with the object; and
a signaling unit at the boundaries and connected to the control unit for issuing a warning signal in response to the control unit denying authorization for the object when the object is not authorized to access the secured region.

US Pat. No. 10,713,899

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INTERACTIVE SPORTS GAME

Casey Alexander Huke, Wa...

1. A computer implemented method for providing a game program using game information, comprising executing on a processor the steps of:retrieving, from one or more sensors, game information for a first result information regarding at least one of a team and a player from a live action game;
determining wagering odds based on the first result information and historical information related to a plurality of factors in the first result information,
outputting, on a display of a communication device, at least one of a portion of the game information for the result information, wallet information, historical information for the at least one of a team and a player, historical information for a at least one of a group or a group of teams among which the at least one of a team and a player plays, one or more wager options, a plurality of odds correlated to the one or more wager options, and at least one wager value;
receiving wager information from at least one of the one or more wager options selected on the communication device;
storing the wager information;
retrieving game information for a second result information regarding the at least one of a team and a player from the live action game;
comparing the game information for a second result information to the wager information to determine if a wager associated with the wager information was successful.

US Pat. No. 10,713,791

COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATIONS OF ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES AND BODY SURFACE ELECTRODE POSITIONING

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A system, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including program code which when executed by the at least one processor provides operations comprising:
identifying a three-dimensional representation of at least a portion of an anatomy of a subject including a target organ;
identifying a non-standard lead placement of one or more electrogram leads on a body of the subject;
generating, based at least on the three-dimensional representation, one or more simulated electrical activations of the target organ;
generating, based at least on the one or more simulated electrical activations, a non-standard electrogram associated with the non-standard lead placement of the one or more electrogram leads on the body of the subject;
generating, based at least on the one or more simulated electrical activations, a standard electrogram associated with a standard lead placement of the one or more electrogram leads on the body of the subject; and
correcting, based at least on a difference between the nonstandard electrogram and the standard electrogram, an actual electrogram generated for the subject using the non-standard lead placement.

US Pat. No. 10,713,785

IMAGE QUALITY ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A system comprising:a memory storing processor-executable program code; and
a processor to execute the processor-executable program code to cause the system to:
acquire a plurality of motion free reference images;
generate one or more motion-corrupted images by modifying each of the plurality of motion free reference images to include effects of one or more motion types; and
train a regression network to determine a motion score, where training of the regression network comprises:
input of a generated motion-corrupted image to the regression network;
reception of a first motion score output by the regression network in response to the input image; and
determination of a loss by comparison of the first motion score to a target motion score, the target motion score calculated based on the input motion-corrupted image and a reference image that was modified to generate the motion-corrupted image.

US Pat. No. 10,713,757

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising a memory being capable of storing output image data obtained by converting image data in units of frames, the image processing apparatus comprising:an input unit configured to input image data of a target frame;
a first processing unit configured to perform a first processing for output image data of a reference frame related to the target frame, which is stored in the memory, to change positions of pixels in the output image data;
an image processing unit configured to perform image processing for the image data of the target frame input by the input unit based on the output image data of the reference frame processed by the first processing unit; and
a second processing unit configured to perform a second processing, the second processing being according to the first processing, for the image data of the target frame for which image processing has been performed by the image processing unit and to store the processed image data in the memory as output image data of the target frame.

US Pat. No. 10,713,753

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS

APICAL LIMITED, Cambridg...

1. A method of operating a data processing system that includes a data processor operable to render a sequence of frames to produce a sequence of frames for display, each frame representing a view of a scene of one or more objects;the method comprising:
tracking the motion of one or more objects between frames in the sequence of frames;
and, when a new frame in the sequence of frames is to be rendered;
for each one of a set of one or more regions of the new frame:
determining, based on the tracked motion of one or more objects between frames in the sequence of frames, an amount of motion within the region between frames;
selecting a rendering technique for rendering the region of the new frame from among a plurality of available rendering techniques based upon the determined amount of motion within the region between frames;
and the data processor rendering the region of the new frame using the selected rendering technique;
the method comprising:
assigning each region defined in the frame to one of a set of a plurality of motion categories based upon the amount of motion within the region between frames; and selecting the rendering technique for a region based on the amount of motion category to which the region is assigned, wherein the set of motion categories includes at least a first category in respect of a first amount of motion, and a second category in respect of a second amount of motion.

US Pat. No. 10,713,720

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY REGULATING ORDER ENTRY IN AN ELECTRONIC TRADING ENVIRONMENT

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A method comprising:receiving, via an electronic processor of a computing device, market data for a plurality of tradeable objects;
displaying, in a spread window of an electronic display device of the computing device, a spread data feed according to the received market data;
receiving, via a user input device, a spread order for a spread between the plurality of tradeable objects;
receiving, via the user input device, a user selection of a first value for a pay-up tick and a first user-selected condition;
applying, via the electronic processor, the first value for the pay-up tick to an offset order, where the first value for the pay-up tick is a first number of acceptable ticks beyond a basis price for the offset order;
in response to receiving the spread order, submitting, via the electronic processor, a quoting order for a first tradeable object of the plurality of tradeable objects at a price based on market data for a second tradeable object of the plurality of tradeable objects;
receiving, via the electronic processor, confirmation of at least a partial fill of the quoting order;
in response to receiving the confirmation of the at least partial fill of the quoting order, submitting, via the electronic processor, the offset order for the second tradeable object; and
detecting, via the electronic processor, the first user-selected condition and responsively:
dynamically modifying, via the electronic processor, the first value for the pay-up tick to a modified value for the pay-up tick, where the modified value for the pay-up tick is a second number of acceptable ticks beyond the basis price for the offset order different from the first value for the pay-up tick, and applying, via the electronic processor, the dynamically modified value for the pay-up tick to the offset order for the spread order.

US Pat. No. 10,713,717

TOTAL LOSS EVALUATION AND HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A telematics-based method of detecting and processing a loss involving an insured vehicle comprising:receiving, by a total loss evaluation and handling system, vehicle telematics data from a vehicle telematics device configured to detect and monitor vehicle characteristics of the insured vehicle, the vehicle characteristics including at least deceleration data;
determining, by the total loss evaluation and handling system, that the loss involving the insured vehicle has occurred based on at least the deceleration data detected by the vehicle telematics device;
selecting, by the total loss evaluation and handling system using a total loss evaluator, a set of total loss rules configured to determine whether the loss is a total loss;
applying, by the total loss evaluator, at least one of the total loss rules selected to at least a portion of the vehicle telematics data received, wherein the at least one of the total loss rules is configured to determine that the loss is a total loss when a deceleration of the insured vehicle, determined from the deceleration data, exceeded a predetermined deceleration threshold when the loss occurred and wherein the vehicle telematics data is detected at a time when the loss occurred;
determining, by the total loss evaluator, that the loss is a total loss based on at least one of the total loss rules applied, wherein determining that the loss is a total loss based on the at least one of the total loss rules applied comprises determining that the deceleration data when the loss occurred exceeded the predetermined deceleration threshold;
obtaining, by the total loss evaluation and handling system using a total loss handler, an estimated value of the insured vehicle;
generating, by the total loss evaluation and handling system using the total loss handler, a settlement amount based on the estimated value; and
initiating, by the total loss evaluation and handling system using the total loss handler, a payment corresponding to the settlement amount to an individual associated with the insured vehicle as settlement for the total loss.

US Pat. No. 10,713,714

ESCROW TAB MOBILE APPLICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

EscrowTab, Inc., Tempe, ...

1. A method for review and execution of electronic contractual documents comprising:i. receiving, on a mobile device, the electronic contractual documents in PDF format:
ii. overlaying, through a mobile application running on the mobile device, on the electronic contractual documents at least one full-screen editable layer;
iii. presenting, through the mobile application running on the mobile device, a visual display of the electronic contractual documents with at least one editable layer, including scrolling through the electronic contractual documents on the mobile device;
iv. receiving, by the mobile application running on the mobile device, into the at least one editable layer of the electronic contractual documents a first signature made by a contracting party on the mobile device by detecting handwriting, by the contracting party, upon the mobile device;
v. receiving, by the mobile application running on the mobile device, into the at least one editable layer of the electronic contractual documents an electronic notary seal of a notary;
vi. receiving, by the mobile application running on the mobile device, into the at least one editable layer of the electronic contractual documents a second signature made by the notary on the mobile device by detecting handwriting, the notary, upon the mobile device;
vii. flattening, by the mobile application running on the mobile device, the at least one editable layer by excluding portions of the at least one editable layer without either the first or second signature, thereby creating an executed document; and
viii. transmitting, from the mobile device, the executed document.

US Pat. No. 10,713,688

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GESTURE-BASED CROSS CHANNEL COMMERCE AND MARKETING

TRANSFORM SR BRANDS LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:in a computing system operatively coupled to a digital signage device that is configured to detect a visitor to the digital signage device and to perform video analytics on captured video images of the visitor to generate characteristic information about the visitor and particular gesture information:
receiving video from a camera of the digital signage device;
determine bid requirements for soliciting advertisement bids based on an analysis of the received video;
determining a winning bid from a plurality of advertisers;
cause to be displayed a particular advertisement associated with the winning bid;
configuring a display of the digital signage device into a multi-zone layout;
performing multivariate testing and A/B testing in the multi-zone layout based on at least visitor viewing time, visitor facial gestures, and visitor interaction captured by the camera, wherein at least two zones of the multi-zone layout comprise A/B testing zones;
causing the multi-zone layout to be reconfigured based on the multivariate testing and A/B testing;
receiving, by the computing system from the digital signage device via a first communication link, the generated characteristic information and particular gesture information associated with the visitor who responds to the displayed particular advertisement of the digital signage device by inputting a particular motion-based gesture that is both sensed by an accelerometer of a mobile computing device and detected by the digital signage device;
receiving, by the computing system from the cloud network, location information and particular profile information that was sent, from the mobile computing device to the cloud network via a second communication link that is different than the first communication link, in response to the accelerometer sensing the particular motion-based gesture;
accessing, via the computer system based on the particular gesture information received from the digital signage device via the first communication link, location information and particular profile information associated with the visitor from the cloud network that received, from the mobile computing device via the second communication link, the location information and the particular profile information in response to the mobile computing device detecting the particular motion-based gesture; and
based on the location information and the particular profile information received from the cloud network and the mobile computing device and based on the generated characteristic information and the particular gesture information received from the digital signage device, pushing content associated with the displayed particular advertisement into the mobile computing device for the visitor.

US Pat. No. 10,713,684

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR B2B DEMAND GENERATION WITH TARGETED ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS AND LEAD PROFILE OPTIMIZATION BASED ON TARGET AUDIENCE FEEDBACK

Metadata, Inc., San Fran...

1. A method executable by a hardware processor which executes instructions from a non-transitory storage medium, the method for generating targeted advertising campaigns for a business-to-business (B2B) company, comprising steps of:generating an ideal customer profile (ICP) comprising one or more ICP attribute fields personifying an ideal customer, utilizing a profiler module, by:
retrieving a plurality of qualified leads, wherein each qualified lead comprises a plurality of attribute fields, wherein each attribute field has an attribute value, and wherein each qualified lead has at least one attribute field having an attribute value satisfying a qualification condition;
enriching the plurality of qualified leads with enrichment data retrieved from one or more enrichment data sources to generate a plurality of enriched leads;
computing a criterion attribute value score for each of a plurality of criterion attribute fields of each enriched lead, wherein the plurality of criterion attribute fields is a subset of the plurality of attribute fields;
computing a lead score for each enriched lead based on the criterion attribute value scores for the enriched lead;
computing a property value score for each property attribute value of each of a plurality of property attribute fields based on the computed lead scores, wherein the plurality of property attribute fields is a subset of the plurality of attribute fields; and
generating the ICP attribute fields for the ICP based on the computed property value scores;
generating, utilizing a leads engine, candidate leads by retrieving a plurality of candidate leads from one or more lead data sources based on the ICP attribute fields;
generating, utilizing a campaigns engine, one or more test campaigns, wherein each test campaign is associated with a campaign cost and an associated group of test leads, and wherein the associated group of test leads is a small subset of the candidate leads;
scoring, utilizing the campaigns engine, each test campaign by generating a test campaign score for each test campaign, based on a number of acquired leads acquired through each test campaign and a campaign cost per lead (CPL), wherein the number of acquired leads is calculated based on feedback information received from each test campaign from the associated group of test leads, and wherein each test lead who responds affirmatively to one of the test campaigns is marked as an acquired lead; and
generating, utilizing the campaigns engine, a targeted advertising campaign to a larger subset of the candidate leads based on the test campaign scores of the test campaigns.

US Pat. No. 10,713,683

OUTLIER DATA DETECTION

Oath Inc., New York, NY ...

1. A system, comprising:testing circuitry, configured to:
test a feature of an online product for an effect of the feature on user engagement with the online product; and
communicate user engagement data associated with the effect to requesting circuitry;
outlier removal circuitry, configured to:
request the user engagement data from the testing circuitry;
detect an outlier value in the user engagement data;
remove the outlier value in the user engagement data to generate updated user engagement data, wherein the updated user engagement data does not comprise the outlier value;
communicate the updated user engagement data subsequent to removal of the outlier value to the requesting circuitry; and
wherein detecting the outlier value comprises:
estimating parameters of a distribution of the user engagement data using a hurdle model and a negative binomial distribution;
identifying a maximum value or a minimum value in the user engagement data according to the parameters; and
determining whether the maximum value or the minimum value is at least one outlier value according to a distribution of sample maximum or a distribution of sample minimum; and
feature delivery circuitry, configured to:
request at least some user engagement data from the outlier removal circuitry; and
control delivery of one or more features of one or more online products according to the updated user engagement data such that delivery of at least one of the one or more features of the one or more online products is guided by the updated user engagement data generated based upon the removal of the outlier value detected in the user engagement data associated with the effect of the feature, wherein the controlling delivery of the one or more features of the one or more online products comprises (i) formatting a shape of at least one feature of the one or more online products based upon the updated user engagement data generated based upon the removal of the outlier value detected in the user engagement data associated with the effect of the feature, (ii) determining a plurality of spaces on an electronic property of the one or more online products and (iii) matching the shape of the at least one feature to a space, of the plurality of spaces, determined to be available on the electronic property of the one or more online products.

US Pat. No. 10,713,658

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COUNTERFEIT CHECK DETECTION

United Services Automobil...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium, comprising instructions, which when executed by a computer cause the computer to:receive a data transmission including at least a portion of a check image representing a check for deposit;
analyze the portion of the check image to identify at least a first item of check information on a front or a back of the check image, a second item of check information on the front or back of the check image, and a check signature;
analyze the first item of check information and the second item of check information, wherein analyzing the first item of check information identifies a financial institution associated with the check, wherein the financial institution utilizes a proprietary barcode format, and wherein analyzing the barcode includes comparing the barcode to the proprietary barcode format to determine a barcode correspondence;
determine item correspondence between the first item of check information on the front or back of the check image and the second item of check information on the front or back of the check image;
compare the check signature to an account signature to determine signature correspondence between the check signature and the account signature; and
determine a check score based on the item correspondence and the signature correspondence.

US Pat. No. 10,713,656

METHOD, MEDIUM, AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING FRAUD

RightQuestion, LLC, Port...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
receive biometric information associated with an account holder;
store, in a data store, the received biometric information, wherein the biometric information is associated with an account of the account holder;
render, in one or more interfaces, a virtual likeness of a face of a recipient of an electronic transaction;
render, in the one or more interfaces, a transaction icon associated with the electronic transaction;
receive an indication of an action taken by a user, the action comprising a user interaction with the transaction icon rendered in the one or more interfaces;
subsequent to receiving the indication of the action taken by the user, capture contextual information associated with the electronic transaction, the captured contextual information comprising captured biometric information and location data associated with the user;
perform a fraud detection analysis of the captured contextual information associated with the electronic transaction, wherein performing the fraud detection analysis comprises:
performing a comparison based at least in part on the stored biometric information and the captured biometric information; and
determining, based at least in part on the captured biometric information, that the user is alive; and
based at least in part on both the user interaction with the transaction icon rendered in the interface and performing the fraud detection analysis, complete the electronic transaction; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,713,647

SECURING ONLINE TRANSACTIONS VIA HARDWARE IDENTIFICATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product comprising:a computer-readable storage device; and
a computer-readable program code stored in the computer-readable storage device, the computer readable program code containing instructions executable by a processor of a computer system to implement a method for securing electronic transactions, the method comprising:
downloading at least one device driver from a payment card provider; and
installing said at least one device driver to enable a step of linking a first encrypted payment account information for a first payment device with a first hardware device identifier (ID), said first hardware device ID associated with a first hardware device, whereby said first hardware device ID is hashed and is sent to a payment device issuer's database where a link between said first hardware device and said first payment device is stored;
receiving, by a payment card processor server computer, a payment authorization request message, the payment authorization request message being generated in response to an electronic payment transaction request made by a user, wherein the payment authorization request message includes the first encrypted payment account information for said first payment device;
receiving, by the payment card processor server computer, said first hardware device ID associated with said first hardware device, wherein said first hardware device generated said payment authorization request message, wherein the first hardware device is associated with a user payment account for said user;
determining that the first encrypted payment account information from the received payment authorization request message matches said first hardware device ID; and
completing a purchase request.

US Pat. No. 10,713,646

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING COIL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A portable communication device, comprising:a housing including a rear cover;
a battery disposed in the housing;
near field communication (NFC) circuitry;
wireless charging circuitry;
magnetic secure transmission (MST) circuitry;
a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) including a plurality of layers substantially parallel to each other, at least a portion of the FPCB being disposed between the battery and the rear cover;
an NFC coil electrically connected with the NFC circuitry, the NFC coil including a first portion formed with respect to one of the plurality of layers of the FPCB and a second portion formed with respect to another one of the plurality of layers of the FPCB;
a wireless charging coil electrically connected with the wireless charging circuitry, the wireless charging coil including a third portion formed with respect to one of the plurality of layers of the FPCB and a fourth portion formed with respect to another one of the plurality of layers of the FPCB; and
an MST coil electrically connected with the MST circuitry, the MST coil including a fifth portion formed with respect to one of the plurality of layers of the FPCB and a sixth portion formed with respect to another one of the plurality of layers of the FPCB,
wherein, when viewed in a direction substantially perpendicular to a rear surface of the portable communication device, the first portion is at least partially surrounded by the fifth portion and the third portion is located between the first portion and the fifth portion,
wherein, when viewed in the direction substantially perpendicular to the rear surface of the portable communication device, the second portion is at least partially surrounded by the sixth portion and the fourth portion is located between the second portion and the sixth portion, and
wherein the sixth portion is formed as an opened loop with a region unoccupied by the MST coil between an inside of the opened loop and an outside of the opened loop, and the second portion is connected with the NFC circuitry via a conductor disposed through the region.

US Pat. No. 10,713,645

AUGMENTED REALITY NUMBERLESS TRANSACTION CARD

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

1. A system, comprising:a user-worn augmented reality (AR) device configured to send an activating command; and
a transaction card, the transaction card comprising:
a plastic housing; a wireless communication device;
a memory configured to store account information for a plurality of transaction card accounts;
a computing device configured to activate one of the plurality of transaction card accounts when the activating command for the one of the plurality of transaction card accounts is received by the wireless communication device at the transaction card; and
an account information delivery element including a dynamic magnetic stripe configured to deliver data related to the activated one of the plurality of transaction card accounts,
wherein, the transaction card does not have any account identifying information displayed on the transaction card, and wherein the account information is only visible to a user through the AR device.

US Pat. No. 10,713,635

POINT OF SALE TERMINAL GEOLOCATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method to identify point-of-sale terminal geolocations, comprising:receiving, by one or more computing devices and from a user computing device, an action notification comprising two or more action events, a time for each of the two or more action events, and respective geolocations of the user computing device when each of the two or more action events was detected by the user computing device, the two or more action events comprising at least one sensory-related action event detected by hardware components of the user computing device and at least one non-sensory related action event detected by software components of the user computing device;
determining, automatically by the one or more computing devices, that a frequency of at least a subset of the two or more action events meets or exceeds a pre-determined frequency threshold based on the time for each of the subset of the two or more action events;
in response to determining that the frequency of the at least a subset of the two or more action events meets or exceeds the pre-determined threshold, determining, automatically by the one or more computing devices, a geolocation of the at least a subset of the two or more action events based on the respective geolocations of the user computing device when each of the two or more action events was detected by the user computing device;
identifying, automatically by the one or more computing devices, a geolocation, previously not identified to the one or more computing devices, of a point of sale terminal based on the determined geolocation of the at least a subset of the two or more action events.

US Pat. No. 10,713,631

SYSTEM OR DEVICE FOR RECEIVING A PLURALITY OF BIOMETRIC INPUTS

1. A device, comprising:a transceiver configured to communicate with a wireless protocol network;
at least one of a plurality of input pixel elements and a radio frequency identification (RFID) transceiver configured to transmit radio frequency waves to an RFID tag and to receive radio frequency waves from the RFID tag in response to the transmitted radio frequency waves; and
a processor,
the processor configured to receive an input from the at least one of the plurality of input pixel elements and the RFID transceiver and to identify a product from the input,
the processor configured to communicate via the wireless protocol transceiver to associate a price with the product,
the processor configured to communicate via the wireless protocol transceiver to identify the availability of two or more of a coupon, free shipping, an extended warranty, a rebate, frequent flyer miles, buy-one get-one, a giveaway, points, gas points, a reduction in price from a special, and a special sale, for the product,
the processor configured to determine that a one of the two or more of the coupon, the free shipping, the extended warranty, the rebate, frequent flyer miles, buy-one get-one, the giveaway, points, gas points, the reduction in price from the special, and the special sale for the product is preferred by a user of the device using predetermined user-defined definitions,
the processor configured to identify at least one payment method, and
the processor configured to pay for the product via the wireless protocol transceiver using the at least one payment method in combination with the one of the two or more of the coupon, the free shipping, the extended warranty, the rebate, frequent flyer miles, buy-one get-one, the giveaway, points, gas points, the reduction in price from the special, and the special sale.

US Pat. No. 10,713,619

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF SALE TRANSACTION DATA

Shopkeep Inc., New York,...

1. A method performed by a computer system comprised of at least one server and a first computer connected over a data network of managing retail transaction data comprising:receiving at the server from the first computer operating a register software instance a user login identifier and a register login identifier uniquely associated with the of register software instance;
verifying the received register login identifier by querying a database using the register identifier to verify its validity and to determine a vendor account data value associated with the register software instance;
verifying the received user login identifier by querying a database using the user login identifier to confirm using program logic that the user login identifier is validly associated with the vendor account data value;
transmitting at least one first security key value to the first computer;
receiving from the first computer data comprised of at least one transaction data and comprised of at least one second security key value;
verifying the validity of the received second security key value;
extracting from the received at least one transaction data, data representing an inventory change value; and
updating an inventory change value stored in a database record that is associated with the vendor account and stored on the server by the amount of the extracted inventory change value.

US Pat. No. 10,713,614

WEIGHT AND VISION BASED ITEM TRACKING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A weight and vision based item tracking system, comprising:a first plurality of weight determining elements on a shelf surface of an inventory location within a materials handling facility, the first plurality of weight determining elements detecting a change in an inventory weight resulting from a pick of an item from the shelf surface or a place of the item on the shelf surface, the materials handling facility including a plurality items, at least some of the plurality of items being different and having different item weights;
a camera positioned to capture an image of a first item;
a computing system in communication with the first plurality of weight determining elements and the camera, the computing system including:
one or more processors; and
a memory coupled to the one or more processors and storing program instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to at least:
maintain, in a data store, at least a first weight class and a second weight class, wherein:
the first weight class corresponds to a first range of weights;
a first sub-plurality of items are associated with the first weight class and have weights within the first range of weights;
at least two of the first sub-plurality of items are different and have different weights;
the second weight class corresponds to a second range of weights;
a second sub-plurality of items are associated with the second weight class and have weights within the second range of weights; and
at least two of the second sub-plurality of items are different and have different weights;
receive, from at least one of the first plurality of weight determining elements, a weight change detected by the at least one of the first plurality of weight determining elements;
determine that the weight change corresponds to the first weight class;
receive from the camera an image of the first item;
process the image of the first item to generate a first item image information,
for each of the first sub-plurality of items but not the second sub-plurality of items:
determine that a plurality of processing techniques are to be performed to identify the first item represented in the image;
initiate each of the plurality of processing techniques, wherein each of the plurality of processing techniques determine a similarity score between the first item image information representative of the image and at least one of the first sub-plurality of items associated with the first weight class;
determine a first similarity score using a first processing technique of the plurality of processing techniques;
determine that the first similarity score does not exceed a threshold;
determine a second similarity score from a second processing technique of the plurality of processing techniques;
determine that the second similarity score exceeds the threshold;
determine, based at least in part on determining that the second similarity score exceeds the threshold, an item identifier associated with stored item image information corresponding to the second similarity score; and
associate the item identifier with the first item as representative of the first item.

US Pat. No. 10,713,613

REDUNDANT WIRELESS ELECTRONIC MOTOR VEHICLE CHASSIS MONITORING NETWORK

1. A freight tracking system, wherein:the freight tracking system comprises:
a tracking device configured to be hidden in a taillight of a vehicle; and
a remote device configured for attachment to the vehicle at a location separate from the taillight, wherein the remote device location is proximate to or inside of a rear marker light of the vehicle;
the remote device comprises a remote device global navigation satellite system antenna and a remote device mesh networking antenna;
the remote device global navigation satellite system antenna is configured for receiving electromagnetic signals at a frequency of 1575.42 MHz;
the remote device mesh networking antenna is configured for:
sending and receiving electromagnetic signals at frequencies in the range of 2400 MHz to 2500 MHz; and
communicating position information to the tracking device;
the tracking device is configured for receiving electrical power from the vehicle;
the tracking device comprises a tracking device mesh networking antenna wherein the tracking device mesh networking antenna:
is configured for sending and receiving electromagnetic signals at frequencies in the range of 2400 MHz to 2500 MHz;
is located on an edge of a printed circuit board assembly configured to be hidden in the taillight of the vehicle;
is located on a ground plane of the printed circuit board assembly;
the tracking device comprises a cellular communication antenna wherein the cellular communications antenna:
is configured for sending and receiving electromagnetic signals at frequencies in the range of 824 to 960 MHz and 1700 to 2170 MHz;
is located on an edge of the printed circuit board assembly that is separate from the edge of the printed circuit board assembly where the mesh networking antenna is located;
is located on a ground plane of the printed circuit board assembly that is separate from the ground plane where the mesh networking antenna is located; and
is oriented in parallel with the mesh networking antenna;
the tracking device comprises a first position-finding module configured for determining a first position for the vehicle in response to information received by the remote device global navigation satellite system antenna;
the tracking device comprises an inertial measurement component for determining accelerations in three mutually-perpendicular axes wherein:
the inertial measurement component further comprises a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope, and a 3-axis magnetometer; and
the determination of inertial information comprises the use of an electronic fusion filter wherein:
the electronic fusion filter is selected from the group of a Kalman filter, a Madgwick filter, and a Mahony filter; and
the electronic fusion filter calculation comprises an arithmetic computation of a plurality of digital quaternions, wherein the quaternions further comprise a four-dimensional vector;
the tracking device comprises a tampering sensor configured for determining tampering information in response to an attempt made to open the tracking device;
the tracking device is configured to generate a tampering alarm signal in response to the tampering information;
the tracking device comprises a non-volatile electronic memory configured for storing:
geographic boundary information comprising:
an identifier field;
a geozone type field;
a center point latitude;
a center point longitude; and
a geozone radius;
first position information for the vehicle wherein the first position information is responsive to the first position-finding module and the first position information further comprises time information; and
the tampering information wherein the tampering information further comprises time information;
the tracking device is configured for:
determining whether the first position information indicates that the vehicle is outside a region defined by the geographic boundary information; and
initiating a geofencing alarm signal when the first position information indicates that the vehicle is outside of the geographic boundary region;
the tracking device comprises a first cellular wireless transmitter comprising a first subscriber identity module wherein the first cellular wireless communication transmitter is configured for sending:
the geofencing alarm signal;
the first position information; and
the tampering alarm signal;
to an internet-connected database.

US Pat. No. 10,713,611

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH BOXES USED IN THE DELIVERY OF PACKAGES

FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES,...

1. A drop box comprising:a bin configured to receive one of a package or shipping supplies;
a courier door associated with the bin;
a power source;
a display;
at least one memory device that stores a set of instructions; and
at least one processor that executes the set of instructions to perform a method, including:
detecting an event reflecting a status of at least one component of the drop box;
transmitting information reflecting the event from the drop box to a drop box management system;
receiving from the drop box management system instructions responsive to the transmitted information; and
dynamically updating the display based on the instructions received from the drop box management system to display one of information associated with another drop box, marketing information, or a forecasted time for replenishing shipping supplies in the drop box.

US Pat. No. 10,713,606

COMPARING UTILITY AND WARRANTY OF SERVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for comparing utility and warranty of services in an information technology (IT) stack, the computer implemented method comprising:calculating, at layers of the IT stack, a required utility and warranty (RUW) value for each of a set of services, by starting with an end user layer of the IT stack and continuing towards a data center layer of the IT stack, wherein the RUW value is determined from component availability, wherein the RUW value represents a desired solution for implementing a business process;
calculating, at the layers of the IT stack, an available utility and warranty (AUW) value for each of the set of services by starting with the data center layer of the IT stack and continuing towards the end user layer of the IT stack, wherein the AUW value is determined from component availability, wherein the AUW value is a measure of an ability of each of the set of services to satisfy the RUW value at each layer of the IT stack;
comparing the RUW value against the AUW value for each of the layers of the IT stack to determine whether each of the set of services satisfies the desired solution for implementing the business process; and
when the comparison determines that each of the set of services does not satisfy the desired solution for implementing the business process, modifying one or more components of the IT stack.

US Pat. No. 10,713,599

SERVICE DETECTION AND RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM

Rubicon Global Holdings, ...

13. The method of claim 12, further including identifying a customer associated with the receptacle, wherein selectively determining the customer recommendation includes determining the customer recommendation based at least partially on an identity of the customer.

US Pat. No. 10,713,592

JACCARD SIMILARITY ESTIMATION OF WEIGHTED SAMPLES: CIRCULAR SMEARING WITH SCALING AND RANDOMIZED ROUNDING SAMPLE SELECTION

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method of pre-calculation, per object, of object feature bin values for identifying close matches between objects that have numerous weighted features, the method including:during min-hashing of a set of weighted features into a predetermined number of feature bins, circularly smearing a feature that qualifies to be inserted by min-hashing into a particular feature bin across successive feature bins,
using a processor and memory coupled to the processor, the memory holding objects, sets of weighted features of the objects, and values placed in the feature bins by min-hashing, the circularly smearing including:
treating the feature bins as a circular buffer so that a first bin follows a last bin for smearing;
when a fractional part of a min-hashed value of a particular feature qualifies to be inserted into bin (i), a qualifying fractional part of a min-hashed value is considered for insertion into bin (i+1) and subsequent bins, including:
increasing a fractional part of a min-hashed value by a predetermined increment at each successive step of insertion consideration;
when an increased fractional part of a min-hashed value is considered for insertion into the bin (i+1) and subsequent bins, inserting the increased fractional part of a min-hashed value when a bin under consideration is empty or holds a bin value greater than the increased fractional part of a min-hashed value under consideration; and
continuing consideration of the bin (i+2) and subsequent bins, through the circular buffer, until the increased fractional part of a min-hashed value fails to qualify to be inserted into a bin under consideration; and
saving a completed set of the feature bins for one or more scalings of weights of the object together with a scaling factor or sum of feature weights for use in comparing sampled features of the object with sampled features of other objects when calculating an estimated Jaccard similarity index.

US Pat. No. 10,713,583

REMOVAL OF WIREBONDS IN QUANTUM HARDWARE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:depositing a first layer on a portion of a first surface of a quantum hardware, the portion of the first surface comprising a set of wirebonds;
bonding the set of wirebonds mechanically to the first layer; and
removing the first layer and the set of wirebonds from the first surface of the quantum hardware.

US Pat. No. 10,713,579

WEIGHTED SIMILARITY ESTIMATION IN DATA STREAMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO COLLABORATIVE FILTERING AND VIRAL MARKETING

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for estimating similarities in data streams, comprising:receiving, from a data source, a plurality of input vectors from a plurality of users;
converting, by a sketch feature generator, the plurality of input vectors into a plurality of sketch feature vectors each corresponding to one of the plurality of users, wherein each of the plurality of sketch feature vectors represent data and meta-information from each corresponding one of the plurality of users received in a most recent sample period of the data source, wherein rmax sketch feature vectors are maintained for each of the plurality of users, rmax being a maximum rating, and wherein a min-wise independent sample is maintained for each of the sketch feature vectors, the min-wise independent samples being updated in each case based on a new input vector being received for a respective one of the plurality of users;
comparing, by a similarity comparator, each of the plurality of sketch feature vectors against one or more of other ones of the plurality of sketch feature vectors so as to calculate a plurality of similarity probabilities; and
generating, by a processor running a decision loop, a prediction result for at least one of the plurality of users based on the plurality of similarity probabilities.

US Pat. No. 10,713,574

COGNITIVE DISTRIBUTED NETWORK

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for answering an inquiry of a cognitive distributed computer network, comprising:generating, by a computing device, an evidence based ranked hypothesis for a training inquiry;
comparing, by the computing device, the evidence based ranked hypothesis for the training inquiry with an actual answer from a key;
minimizing errors between the evidence based ranked hypothesis for the training inquiry with the actual answer from the key by using a Newton Raphson learning algorithm and changing weights of each type of feature value within a logistic regression algorithm;
receiving the inquiry at an introspective module of the computing device in the cognitive distributed computer network;
determining, by the computing device, a classification for the inquiry based on natural language of the inquiry;
classifying, by the computing device, the inquiry as a single question class;
determining, by the introspective module of the computing device, a type of introspection to be used by the cognitive distributed computer network on the inquiry to generate an answer to the inquiry, the type of introspection being based on an amount of detail provided in the inquiry;
suggesting, by the computing device, related terms which are related to the inquiry based on the amount of detail provided in the inquiry;
adjusting, by the computing device, a threshold of a precision oriented introspection algorithm that has the determined type of introspection for generating the answer to the inquiry by using related terms, from a previous inquiry, outside a predetermined threshold of the precision oriented introspection algorithm;
minimizing, by the computing device, false positive responses using the adjusted threshold of the precision oriented introspection algorithm;
generating, by the computing device, the answer to the inquiry using natural text and a cognitive cloud visualization which comprises a graphical chart that shows a predictive cloud using unstructured information management architecture based on the determined type of introspection, minimizing errors between the evidence based ranked hypothesis for the training inquiry with the actual answer from the key, and minimizing a number of false positive responses obtained using the adjusted threshold of the precision oriented introspection algorithm; and
provisioning and allocating cloud computing resources for the cognitive distributed computer network based on the received inquiry, the generated answer to the inquiry, and the predictive cloud using unstructured information management architecture by applying predictive analytics and forecasting.

US Pat. No. 10,713,572

DATA DISCOVERY NODES

FlowJo, LLC, Ashland, OR...

1. A computer program product for processing scientific data according to a model that is independent of any specific data set, the computer program product comprising:a data discovery node data structure resident on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, the data discovery node data structure comprising (1) a specification of scientific data to be subjected to an iterative scientific data analysis, (2) a specification of an output format for the iterative scientific data analysis, and (3) a specification of a plurality of operational variables for controlling the iterative scientific data analysis, the specified operational variables comprising (i) a specification of an algorithm to be performed on the specified scientific data as part of the iterative scientific data analysis, (ii) a specification of metadata, the specified metadata configured to define conditions under which the specified algorithm will be applied to the specified scientific data, and (iii) a specification of a satisfaction variable, the specified satisfaction variable configured to control how many iterations are performed as part of the iterative scientific data analysis; and
a plurality of processor-executable instructions that are resident on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, wherein the instructions are configured, upon execution by a processor of a computer, to cause the computer to: read and invoke the data discovery data structure to perform the iterative scientific data analysis on a specific data set corresponding to the specified scientific data according to the specified operational variables, determine whether the metadata meets a metadata rule criteria specified by one of the plurality of operational variables, and generate a result in the specified output format,
wherein the step of determining whether the metadata meets a metadata rule criteria comprises testing the metadata against the metadata rule criteria according to a mode selected from the group consisting of a loose mode, a moderate mode, and a strict mode,
wherein the loose mode specifies the metadata has no requirements to meet the metadata rule criteria,
wherein the moderate mode specifies that the metadata must meet a number of criteria of the metadata rule criteria over a user-set threshold, and
wherein the strict mode specifies that the metadata must meet all criteria of the metadata rule criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,713,570

EVOLUTIONARY PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES UTILIZING CONTEXT INDICATIONS

Diveplane Corporation, R...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to perform a process of:determining a first label associated with functionality of first candidate code;
determining a second label associated with functionality of second candidate code;
determining whether the first candidate code and the second candidate code are compatible for evolution based at least in part on the first label and the second label;
when the first candidate code and the second candidate code are determined to be compatible for evolution based at least in part on the first label and the second label, evolving third candidate code, using evolutionary programming techniques, based on the first candidate code and second candidate code, wherein the third candidate code differs from both the first candidate code and second candidate code, and contains no more than a subset of code from each of the first candidate code and the second candidate code;
performing a fitness test based at least in part on the third candidate code;
determining whether exit criteria are met based at least in part on the fitness test; and
when the exit criteria are met, providing the third candidate code as evolved code and causing execution of the evolved code,
wherein:
the first candidate code comprises a first set of one or more actions;
the second candidate code comprises a second set of one or more actions;
wherein evolving the third candidate code based on the first candidate code and second candidate code comprises:
when a first action in the first set of one or more actions is different from a corresponding second action in the second set of one or more actions, evolving a third, evolved action from the first action and the second action; and
including in the third candidate code the third, evolved action.

US Pat. No. 10,713,566

EFFICIENT CALCULATIONS OF NEGATIVE CURVATURE IN A HESSIAN FREE DEEP LEARNING FRAMEWORK

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A computer-implemented method for training a deep learning network, the method comprising:defining a loss function corresponding to the deep learning network;
receiving a training dataset comprising a plurality of training samples;
setting current parameter values of the deep learning network to initial parameter values;
using a computing platform to perform an optimization method which iteratively minimizes the loss function over a plurality of iterations, wherein each iteration comprises:
applying an eigCG solver to (a) determine a descent direction by minimizing a local approximated quadratic model of the loss function with respect to current parameter values and the training dataset and (b) approximate a leftmost eigenvector and a responding eigenvalue of a matrix of second-order partial derivatives of the loss function,
using the leftmost eigenvector as a negative curvature direction to prevent the optimization method from converging to saddle points,
selecting a final descent direction as either the descent direction or the negative curvature direction based on a test on a rate of decrease of the local approximated quadratic model of the loss function in the negative curvature direction,
using a curvilinear line-search or adaptive line-search to guide the optimization method to a local minimum, and
updating the current parameter values based on the final descent direction.

US Pat. No. 10,713,556

OPTIMISTIC DATA RETRIEVAL IN A PROCESS CONTROL ENVIRONMENT

AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC, Lak...

1. A historian device for use with a client device for displaying statistical data in a process control environment, the historian device comprising:a historian memory storage device and a historian processor including a counter, said historian memory storage device storing statistical data and storing processor-executable instructions for execution by the historian processor for implementing a historian connection module and a historian server module, said processor-executable instructions configured for, when executed by the historian processor:
incrementing by the counter, a count value at a rate at which products pass through the process element;
rolling over the count value to zero by the counter when the count value reaches a rollover value R after which the counter rolls the count value over to 0 and continues incrementing;
receiving by an historian device connected to the counter, count value data points periodically;
setting, in the historian device, a deadband value D for distinguishing among rollovers, resets, and/or reversals;
querying by a client device from the historian device, an amount of products passed through the process element for a timeframe;
selecting by the historian device, a set of count value data points received within the queried timeframe; and
determining by the historian device, based on the selected data points, an amount of products passed through the process element;
wherein the historian processor returns at the calculated value of the amount of products passed through the process element to the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,713,555

UHF RFID TRANSPONDER

1. A UHF RFID transponder with an antenna and an RFID chip, wherein the antenna has a first dipole structure, a second dipole structure, a first inductive loop, a second inductive loop and an infeed point, wherein the first dipole structure and the second dipole structure are folded dipoles, and wherein the first dipole structure, the second dipole structure, the first inductive loop, the second inductive loop and the RFID chip are electrically connected to the infeed point, wherein the second inductive loop is connected in parallel to the first inductive loop, wherein the dipole structures designed as folded dipoles, each featuring a slit that is parallel to one long side of the antenna, and each slit having curved ends, and wherein the curved ends of the first dipole structure and the curved ends of the second dipole structure are turned towards each other.

US Pat. No. 10,713,548

MARKER WITH INFORMATION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An electronic device comprising:a chemical marker comprising a pattern of marks encoding product information of the electronic device, the pattern comprising:
a first plurality of marks comprising a first material having a first isotopic ratio of an element; and
a second plurality of marks comprising a second material having a second isotopic ratio of the element different than the first isotopic ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,713,547

SYSTEMS, PROCESSES, INTERFACES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR VERIFICATION OF IMAGE CONTENT IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A method of verifying image content within a system of software modules, comprising:detecting in an electronic file directory, a first software module under development, wherein:
the first software module under development is part of a system of software modules under development,
the first software module under development is written in a first format of a first computer program type, and
the first software module under development includes an added or modified file including unrendered image data written in the first format of the first computer program type, wherein the unrendered image data is configured to be passed between an interface of the first software module under development and a second software module under development;
automatically triggering running an image processing set of instructions of a second computer program type on the unrendered image data of the first software module under development in response to the first software module under development with the added or modified file being detected in the electronic file directory, the image processing set of instructions configured to:
determine an image coordinate space compatible with the second computer program type,
apply a bit-per-pixel value to the unrendered image data of the first software module under development,
convert, based on an image operator, the unrendered image data with the applied bit-per-pixel value, into a format readable by the second computer program type, and
render a visual image object from the converted image data, the visual image object filling the determined image coordinate space, wherein the rendered visual image object represents a visual representation of the unrendered image data of the first software module under development to be passed between the interface of the first software module under development and the second software module under development; and
displaying the rendered visual image object in the format readable by the second computer program type, printed onto a hard copy or displayed on an electronic display, for visual verification of image content of the added or modified file.

US Pat. No. 10,713,541

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OCCLUSION HANDLING IN A NEURAL NETWORK VIA ACTIVATION SUBTRACTION

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A method for classifying an object of an image that is partially occluded by a foreign object, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processing circuits, the image of the object that is partially occluded by the foreign object; and
classifying, by the one or more processing circuits, the object of the image into one of one or more classes of interest via an artificial neural network (ANN) by:
determining a plurality of neuron activations of neurons of the ANN for one or more foreign classes and the one or more classes of interest;
subtracting one or more of the neuron activations of the one or more foreign classes from the neuron activations of the one or more classes of interest, wherein the foreign object belongs to one of the one or more foreign classes; and
classifying the object of the image into the one of the one or more classes of interest based on the subtracting.

US Pat. No. 10,713,537

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JOINT IMAGE PROCESSING AND PERCEPTION

ALGOLUX INC., Montreal (...

1. A method of machine learning comprising:acquiring a plurality of raw images;
employing at least one hardware processor to execute processes of:
determining a representation of a raw image of said plurality of raw images, comprising:
variance-stabilizing pixel-value transformation of said raw image;
cascaded activation of:
soft camera projection; and
image projection;
and
inverse pixel-value transformation;
initializing a plurality of representation parameters of said representation;
defining a plurality of analysis parameters of an image analysis network configured to process said representation; and
jointly training said plurality of representation parameters and said plurality of analysis parameters to optimize a combined objective function;
thereby producing a learned machine.

US Pat. No. 10,713,531

CONVOLUTION NEURAL NETWORK AND A NEURAL NETWORK SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A neuromorphic device including a convolution neural network comprising:a convolution neural network comprising
an input layer having a plurality of input pixels;
a plurality of kernel resistors having fixed resistance values, each of the kernel resistors corresponding to one of the plurality of input pixels;
an intermediate layer having a plurality of intermediate pixels electrically connected to the plurality of kernel resistors,
a pattern sensing unit having a plurality of sensors; and
a filtering processor having a plurality of filter resistors electrically connecting the plurality of sensors to the plurality of input pixels,
wherein the fixed resistance values are pre-determined according to pattern data,
wherein the filtering processor comprises a plurality of filter resistors having fixed resistance values,
wherein each of the plurality of filter resistors electrically connects one of the plurality of sensors to one of the plurality of input pixels,
wherein the plurality of the sensors comprises a plurality of first sensors having effective information and a plurality of second sensors having ineffective information,
wherein the plurality of filter resistors comprises a plurality of first filter resistors electrically connected to the plurality of first sensors and a plurality of second filter resistors electrically connected to the plurality of second sensors, and
wherein the plurality of first filter resistors have resistance values lower than resistance values of the plurality of second filter resistors.

US Pat. No. 10,713,528

SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING ALIGNMENT OF A USER-MARKED DOCUMENT AND METHOD THEREOF

1. System for evaluating a user-marked document having a response area and at least one image marker, the system comprising:a means for receiving a digital image of the user-marked document; and
a computer to identify user-mark positional information of at least one user-mark within the response area relative to positional information of the at least one image marker from the received digital image,
wherein the positional information of the at least one image marker is determined based on a pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,713,527

OPTICS BASED MULTI-DIMENSIONAL TARGET AND MULTIPLE OBJECT DETECTION AND TRACKING METHOD

SMARTCONE TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for determining a spatial position of an object from a camera image, comprising:obtaining an image with at least one camera;
identifying the object in the image;
determining at least one of a pixel size of the object in the image and a pixel offset of the object from a center of an image plane of the at least one camera;
determining a distance between the object and the camera image plane using either the pixel size and the pixel offset;
determining the spatial position using the distance and at least one known distance between the object and another element of the image; and
displaying the spatial position of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,713,526

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING LOYALTY SCHEME DATA

Loyalty Angels Ltd., Bag...

1. A data extraction system for extracting a unique identifier from a plurality of different types of tokens, each different type of token having a different data presentation format, the data extraction system comprising: a mobile telecommunications device and a central processing system arranged in use to be in communication with the mobile telecommunications device via a communications network, wherein the mobile telecommunications device comprises:a camera for capturing an image of a token;
a processor for processing the captured image into a data string; and
a transmitter for transmitting the data string to the central processing system,wherein the central processing system comprises:at least one processor; and
at least one memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the central processing system to:
store, in a data store, predetermined data records relating to the plurality of different types of token, each predetermined data record including a plurality of discrete features derived from an image of each type of token;
construct a representation of the image captured by the camera using the data string received from the mobile telecommunications device;
identify a type of token which the representation relates to, by at least:
iteratively identifying discrete features present in the representation; and
iteratively comparing each of the identified features with each of the discrete features of the plurality of different types of token stored in the data store and registering each matched feature;
comparing a current number of registered matched features of the representation with a predetermined number of minimum matched features;
when the current number of registered matched features is at least equal to the at least the predetermined number of minimum matched features, determining which type of token the representation relates to;
extracting at least one unique identifier of the token from the representation, using the identified type of token to locate a region of the representation where the unique identifier is provided; and
focusing a data extraction process at that region.

US Pat. No. 10,713,521

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Gingy Technology Inc., H...

1. An image capturing apparatus comprising:a substrate;
a light source disposed on the substrate;
a sensor disposed on the substrate and located next to the light source;
a light shielding element disposed on the substrate and located between the light source and the sensor,
a first reflective element disposed on the substrate and located between the light shielding element and the sensor, and
a transparent colloid curing layer disposed on the substrate and covering the sensor, the light source, the light shielding element, and the first reflective element,
wherein the first reflective element and the sensor are not overlapped in a normal direction of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,713,515

USING MULTIPLE CAMERAS TO PERFORM OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION

ABBYY PRODUCTION LLC, Mo...

1. A method comprising:receiving one or more first images from a first camera depicting a first view of a physical item from a first spatial position relative to the physical item, wherein the first spatial position comprises a first camera shooting angle relative to the physical item, and wherein the physical item displays a plurality of characters;
receiving one or more second images from a second camera depicting a second view of the physical item from a second spatial position relative to the physical item, wherein the second spatial position comprises a second camera shooting angle relative to the physical item, and wherein first camera shooting angle of the first spatial position is different than the second camera shooting angle of the second spatial position, wherein the one or more second images captured by the second camera are captured simultaneously with the one or more first images captured by the first camera;
performing optical character recognition on the first images to identify one or more first characters from ones of the displayed characters on the physical item and a first layout of the first characters in the first images;
performing optical character recognition on the second images to identify one or more second characters from ones of the displayed characters on the physical item and a second layout of the second characters in the second images;
combining, by at least one processing device, the first characters from the first images and the second characters from the second images by comparing the first characters with the second characters and the first layout with the second layout, wherein combining the first characters with the second characters comprises applying a greater weight to a portion of the first layout from the first images having one or more recognized characters than the portion of the second layout from the second images having no recognized characters; and
storing the combined first and second characters.

US Pat. No. 10,713,510

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE SYSTEM CONFIGURED TO RESPOND TO TEMPORARY SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, by one or more computing devices, a speed limit sign in a vehicle's environment;
identifying, by the one or more computing devices, a location and orientation corresponding to the speed limit sign;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, whether the location and orientation of the identified speed limit sign corresponds to a pre-stored location and a pre-stored orientation of a speed limit sign that is pre-stored in map information;
when the location and orientation do not correspond to the pre-stored location and the pre-stored orientation, determining, by the one or more computing devices, an effect zone of the identified speed limit sign based on the location and orientation of the identified speed limit sign and characteristics of surrounding areas or other detected object before or after the identified speed limit sign;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a response of the vehicle based on the determined effect zone of the identified speed limit sign; and
controlling, by the one or more computing devices, the vehicle based on the determined response.

US Pat. No. 10,713,505

METHOD FOR MONITORING THE VEHICLE SURROUNDINGS OF A VEHICLE COMBINATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM

WABCO EUROPE BVBA, Bruss...

1. A method for monitoring, using a monitoring system having a camera, a vehicle environment of a vehicle combination including a towing vehicle and a trailer, the method comprising:specifying a monitoring area within a detection region of the camera, wherein the monitoring system only monitors the monitoring area for critical objects that may create a probability of collision, wherein the monitoring area is specified and oriented in such a manner that the vehicle environment is at least in regions in the monitoring area and simultaneously the vehicle combination is not in the monitoring area;
determining a variable that characterizes an orientation between the towing vehicle and the trailer;
determining an adjustment variable in dependence upon the variable that characterizes the orientation between the towing vehicle and the trailer;
displacing and therefore dynamically adjusting the monitoring area within the detection region using the adjustment variable; and
specifying whether critical objects are in the monitoring area so as to avoid a collision between a hazardous object that is in the vehicle environment that is being monitored and the associated vehicle combination.

US Pat. No. 10,713,502

PROVIDING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ASSISTANCE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:recording an image of a scene surrounding an autonomous vehicle while the autonomous vehicle is being operated;
classifying the image using a machine learning system, the classifying comprising identifying that the image includes a danger;
confirming that the autonomous vehicle is currently unoccupied in response to identifying that the image includes the danger;
disabling autonomous routing of the autonomous vehicle; and
executing one or more security maneuvers, the security maneuvers manipulating the operation of the autonomous vehicle in response to the danger, the manipulating causing the autonomous vehicle to navigate toward a location of the danger.

US Pat. No. 10,713,501

FOCUS SYSTEM TO ENHANCE VEHICLE VISION PERFORMANCE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:an interface configured to display an image of objects in a vicinity of the vehicle; and
at least one controller programmed to
in response to a driver eye gaze away from the image, maximize a depth of field of the image, and
in response to the driver eye gaze being directed at a particular portion of the image for a predetermined period of time, identify a focal point corresponding with a physical location represented by the image at the particular portion, determine a distance between the vehicle and the physical location, and decrease the depth of field of the particular portion of the image based on the distance.

US Pat. No. 10,713,498

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING AN IDENTIFIER OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WITH A PERSON-OF-INTEREST, USING VIDEO TRACKING

VERINT SYSTEMS LTD., Her...

1. A system, comprising:a network interface; and
a processor, configured to:
receive, via the network interface, a plurality of identifiers of mobile communication terminals that were obtained, collectively, by a plurality of interrogation devices at respective identifier-times,
each interrogation device of the interrogation devices being paired with a respective one of at least some of a plurality of video cameras
by tracking a person-of-interest over a plurality of images that were acquired, collectively, by the plurality of video cameras, identify a plurality of visible-times, at each of which the person-of-interest was visible to one of the at least some of the video cameras,
based on the visible-times and the identifier-times, identify at least one of the identifiers that belongs to one of the mobile communication terminals that is carried by the person-of-interest, and
generate an output that includes the at least one of the identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,713,495

VIDEO SIGNATURES BASED ON IMAGE FEATURE EXTRACTION

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method to generate a video signature of a video, the method comprising:determining a subset of video frames to use in generating a video signature of a video that includes the subset of video frames, wherein each video frame in the subset of video frames comprises a plurality of pixels;
determining a subset of pixels that comprise each video frame in the subset of video frames, wherein the subset of pixels is also used in generating the video signature;
determining, for each video frame in the subset of video frames, a pixel value for each pixel in the subset of pixels, wherein the pixel values define a visual appearance of the corresponding pixel; and
generating the video signature of the video, wherein the video signature includes the determined pixel values for each video frame in the subset of video frames.

US Pat. No. 10,713,494

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACES AND INTERACTIVE GAME SYSTEMS BASED ON SPATIOTEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF VIDEO CONTENT

Second Spectrum, Inc., L...

1. An interactive game system for augmenting a video feed of an event comprising:one or more processors; and
computer memory, wherein the interactive game system is configured for:
determining, by one or more processors, spatiotemporal event data for each of a plurality of participants associated with the event;
determining, by the one or more processors, that a first spatiotemporal event has occurred during the event based on the spatiotemporal event data;
determining, by the one or more processors, based at least in part on one or more scoring criteria and the spatiotemporal event data, a first spatiotemporal event score for each of the plurality of participants associated with the event;
receiving, by the one or more processors, from each of a plurality of users, a selection of at least one respective participant of the plurality of participants,
determining, for each of the plurality of users, a respective user score based at least in part the selection of the at least one respective participant of the plurality of participants and the first spatiotemporal event score for each of the plurality of participants; and
causing, by the one or more processors, each respective computing device associated with each respective user of the plurality of users to display a respective custom user interface over at least a portion of a display screen of each respective computing device while the display screen of each respective computing device is displaying the video feed of the event, wherein each respective custom user interface includes the respective user score at a time that substantially coincides with the first spatiotemporal event.

US Pat. No. 10,713,492

PROCESSING AN IMAGE TO IDENTIFY A METRIC ASSOCIATED WITH THE IMAGE AND/OR TO DETERMINE A VALUE FOR THE METRIC

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
process a set of images;
extract, based on processing a first image of the set of images, feature information associated with a first set of objects identified in the first image;
identify, based on extracting the feature information, an object parameter of an object of the first set of objects;
determine one or more differences between the first set of objects as identified in the first image and a second set of objects as identified in a second image of the set of images;
adjust, based on determining the one or more differences, an identification of the object parameter in the first image and/or the second image;
associate, based on adjusting the identification of the object parameter, the identification of the object parameter with a metric; and
generate, based on associating the identification of the object parameter with the metric, a set of training images.

US Pat. No. 10,713,491

OBJECT DETECTION USING SPATIO-TEMPORAL FEATURE MAPS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method implemented by a data processing apparatus, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of video frames;
sequentially processing the video frames using an object detection neural network to generate an object detection output for each video frame, wherein the object detection output for each video frame defines a predicted position and a predicted label of an object depicted in the video frame;
wherein the object detection neural network includes a convolutional neural network layer and a recurrent neural network layer; and
wherein for each video frame after an initial video frame in the plurality of video frames, processing the video frame using the object detection neural network comprises:
deriving a convolutional layer input from the video frame;
generating a spatial feature map for the video frame, comprising processing the convolutional layer input using the convolutional layer;
generating a spatio-temporal feature map for the video frame, comprising processing (i) the spatial feature map for the video frame, and (ii) a spatio-temporal feature map generated by the recurrent neural network layer for a previous video frame, using the recurrent neural network layer; and
generating the output defining the predicted position and the predicted label of the object depicted in the video frame using the spatio-temporal feature map.

US Pat. No. 10,713,488

INSPECTION SPOT OUTPUT APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a memory storing instructions, and
a processor configured to execute the instructions to:
acquire a captured image containing an instrument to be inspected;
acquire inspection information indicating each inspection item of the instrument contained in the captured image;
display an indication representing an inspection spot corresponding to the inspection item indicated by the inspection information so that the indication is superimposed on the inspection spot on a display device or displays the indication in the inspection spot on the display device or near the instrument;
display an image of an input interface receiving, an input of an inspection result regarding the inspection item on the display device, when a captured image containing a marker is acquired after acquisition of the inspection information; and
determine whether a captured image, acquired after acquisition of the inspection information, contains the instrument, and display on the display device an image in which the indication representing the inspection spot is superimposed on the instrument only when it is determined that the captured image, acquired after acquisition of the inspection information does not contain the instrument,
wherein the image of an input interface is displayed at a position determined based on a position of the marker included in a captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,713,485

OBJECT STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL BASED UPON CONTEXT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of:
capturing at least one image of an object that is of interest to a user;
identifying and capturing an environmental context of the object, wherein the environmental context identifies a plurality of contextual features of the environment surrounding the object when the at least one image is captured, wherein the plurality of contextual features are captured from different modalities, wherein the identifying a plurality of contextual features comprises identifying contextual features that the user associates with the object, producing a score for each of the plurality of contextual features of the environment based upon a determined usefulness, and capturing contextual features having the score exceeding a threshold score, wherein an interest of the user with respect to the object is based upon the environmental context;
storing, in a remote storage location of the user, the at least one image and the environmental context of the object, wherein the storing comprises associating the plurality of contextual features of the environment with the object and indexing the object within the remote storage location using the identified contextual features of the environment, wherein the storing contextual features comprises storing the contextual features that comprise the score exceeding the threshold value;
receiving a request for the at least one image of the object, wherein the request comprises at least one of the plurality of contextual features;
accessing the remote storage location and retrieving the at least one image of the object, wherein the retrieving comprises (i) searching for the at least one of the plurality of contextual features and (ii) retrieving the at least one image of an object corresponding to the at least one of the plurality of contextual features; and
displaying the at least one image, wherein the displaying the at least one image comprises displaying at least one image in an augmented reality setting, wherein the displaying at least on image comprises providing a visual comparison of more than one object, wherein the displaying at least one image comprises generating and providing a likability score for the more than one object based upon identified preferences of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,713,482

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING DEFINED TERMS IN A DOCUMENT

Celant Innovations, LLC, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for identifying terms in a document, the method being performed by one or more processors, comprising:electronically obtaining a user document having a plurality of title cased terms and a plurality of defined terms;
determining whether the user document meets acceptance criteria, wherein the acceptance criteria include determining whether the user document is one or more of: password protected, encrypted, or corrupted;
determining a location of each title cased term;
accessing a library stored in a data repository, wherein the library includes predetermined terms not to be identified by a predetermined identifier, wherein the library includes an entities list and an ignore list;
comparing the plurality of title cased terms to the library of predetermined terms, wherein a first title cased term is classified by a first predetermined identifier if the first title cased term is not in the library, and wherein the first title cased term is not classified by the first predetermined identifier if the first title cased term is in the library;
identifying the plurality of defined terms within the user document based, at least in part, on a common expression, wherein the common expression is country specific and is based on a combination of regular expressions, Boolean conditions, and user-specific limitations; and
determining each title cased term which is a defined term and a defined term location and a defined term frequency, wherein each defined term having a frequency value greater than one is reclassified by a second predetermined identifier and wherein each defined term having a frequency value of one is reclassified by a third predetermined identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,713,481

DOCUMENT EXTRACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

CROWE HORWATH LLP, Oak B...

1. An apparatus comprising:a storage device; and
at least one processor coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores a program for controlling the at least one processor, and wherein the at least one processor, being operative with the program, is configured to:
obtain document recognition data including positional locations of a plurality of characters in a non-standardized digital source document;
identify at least a first column and a second column in the non-standardized digital source document by analyzing the positional locations of the plurality of characters in the document recognition data;
determine whether the first column is a label column or a value column;
determine whether the second column is a label column or a value column;
analyze the positional locations of the plurality of characters to identify a plurality of rows in the first column and the second column;
associate a plurality of predetermined variables with at least one expected word of a plurality of expected words;
correlate at least a portion of the plurality of rows in the label column with a variable of the predetermined plurality of variables based on a comparison of characters in the rows of the label column to determine if the characters in respective rows match at least one of the plurality of expected words and correlating that row with the variable to which the matching expected word is associated, wherein the plurality of expected words vary as a function of a document type of the non-standardized digital source document;
assign values to respective rows in the plurality of rows of the value column to variables associated with corresponding rows in the label column; and
transmit the plurality of variables and respective plurality of values over a network.

US Pat. No. 10,713,477

EXPRESSION DETERMINATION DEVICE, EXPRESSION DETERMINATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An expression determination device comprising a processor:wherein the processor is configured to:
acquire image data;
detect a face of a person from the acquired image data;
estimate an angle of the detected face;
acquire a single expression score indicating a degree of expression of an expression worn by the face; and
determine the expression worn by the face by calculating a single corrected score that is obtained by correcting the acquired single expression score based on the estimated angle of the face.

US Pat. No. 10,713,475

FACE DETECTION, POSE ESTIMATION, AND DISTANCE FROM A CAMERA ESTIMATION USING A SINGLE NETWORK

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:capturing at least one flood infrared image using a camera located on a device, the device comprising a computer processor and a memory, wherein the at least one image comprises an image captured while illuminating subjects in the image with a flood infrared illuminator located on the device;
encoding, by the computer processor, the at least one flood infrared image to generate feature vectors defining features of subjects in the image in a feature space, the feature space comprising a plurality of regions, wherein each feature vector defines features for one region in the feature space;
assessing the generated feature vectors for each region in the feature space, by the computer processor, to determine whether a face is present in the region;
in response to the face being determined to be present inn the region;
assessing one or more properties of the face in the region, wherein at least one of the properties is a distance from the camera of the face in the region; and
providing an output from the computer processor, the output comprising an indication that the face is present in the region and the assessed distance from the camera of the face in the region.

US Pat. No. 10,713,474

PERSON IDENTIFICATION APPARATUS

Bundesdrunkerei GmbH, Be...

1. A person identification apparatus for identifying a living person, comprising:a heat image camera configured to record a heat image of a facial area of the living person; and
a processor configured to:
determine a detection area in the heat image based on comparing the heat image to a heat pattern, comparing the heat image to a white light image of the living person, or masking the heat image, or any combination thereof;
detect a local heat inhomogeneity in the determined detection area of the heat image in order to identify the living person; and
detect a distance of the living person from the heat image camera by, detecting a feature geometry of the living person in the white light image.

US Pat. No. 10,713,470

METHOD OF DETERMINING IMAGE BACKGROUND, DEVICE FOR DETERMINING IMAGE BACKGROUND, AND A NON-TRANSITORY MEDIUM FOR SAME

BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET...

1. A method of determining an image background, comprising:recognizing a face region in an image, and obtaining a face distance based on the face region;
obtaining a face distance parameter of each pixel in the image based on the face distance;
processing the face distance parameter and corresponding color parameter of each pixel in the image by applying a pre-trained image region segmentation model to determine an image region type corresponding to each pixel;
determining a background region of the image based on the image region type corresponding to each pixel and performing preset background image processing on the background region;
wherein obtaining the face distance based on the face region comprises:
detecting a width of a central horizontal axis of the face region to obtain a face horizontal axis distance; and/or,
detecting a length of a central vertical axis of the face region to obtain a face vertical axis distance; and
wherein obtaining the face distance parameter of each pixel in the image based on the face distance comprises:
detecting a first distance from each pixel in the image to the central horizontal axis of the face region and calculating a first ratio of the first distance to the face horizontal axis distance;
and/or,
detecting a second distance from each pixel in the image to the central vertical axis of the face region and calculating a second ratio of the second distance to the face vertical axis distance.

US Pat. No. 10,713,453

PROXY-BASED READER AUTHENTICATION BY TRUSTED AUTHORITY

Impinj, Inc., Seattle, W...

1. A proxy configured to verify, using a verification authority, a tag response from a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag, the proxy comprising:at least one interface configured to communicate with the verification authority and with a plurality of RFID readers;
a memory configured to store a proxy key; and
a processor block coupled to the memory and the at least one interface and configured to:
receive the tag response from at least one RFID reader of the plurality of RFID readers;
transmit, to the verification authority, a request to verify an authenticity of the tag response;
receive a proxy challenge;
determine a proxy response based on the proxy challenge and the proxy key;
transmit the proxy response to the verification authority; and
receive, from the verification authority, verification of the authenticity of the tag response, wherein the verification authority determines the verification based on at least a challenge sent to the tag, a key associated with the tag, and the tag response.

US Pat. No. 10,713,416

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FONT SIZE SELECTION

ECHOSTAR UKRAINE, L.L.C.,...

1. A method performed by a font size selection machine, the method comprising:visually displaying on the font size selection machine a visual test to a user regarding selection of font size to display for the user within a user interface of a computer application, the visual test including at least some visual components for electronic display to the user;
electronically receiving, on the font size selection machine, results of the visual test;
electronically selecting, on the font size selection machine, a font size to be displayed for the user within the user interface of the computer application based on the electronically receiving results of the visual test;
electronically selecting a font to be displayed for the user within user interfaces for a plurality of different devices based on the electronically receiving the results of the visual test provided on the font size selection machine that is one of the plurality of devices, enabling the user to be able to complete the visual test one time on the font size selection machine that is one of the plurality of devices and corresponding fonts selected as a result of the visual test to be applied or communicated for the user to all devices of the plurality of devices, without the user having to repeat the visual test on each device of the plurality of devices; and
before the visually displaying the visual test to the user regarding selection of font size, receiving, on the font size selection machine, an indication that the user is in a process of installing the computer application, and wherein the visually displaying the visual test to the user is performed by the font size selection machine at least in part in response to the receiving the indication that the user is installing the computer application.

US Pat. No. 10,713,413

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an acquisition part for acquiring information on a pixel size of a display screen of said image processing apparatus;
a receiving part for receiving a display content of a web page that is to be displayed on the display screen of said image processing apparatus, the display content being all the content to be displayed on the display screen at one time;
a determination part for determining whether the display content is a size-fixed content that includes an attribute that fixes a display size of the display content to a specified fixed number of pixels; and
a display control part for displaying said display content on said display screen, on the basis of a determination result on the type of said display content,
wherein said display control part automatically overrides the display content attribute and enlarges said display content in conformity with the pixel size of said display screen to use the entire size of said display screen and displays said enlarged display content, when said display target content is determined to have a size-fixed content, and
said display control part displays said display content in accordance with a size specification included in said display content when said display target content is determined not to include an attribute that fixes a display size of the display content to a specified fixed number of pixels.