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Method and device for content recording and streaming
Patent number: 11395049
Inventors: David XING (Dover, NJ, US)

A content recording and sharing method is applied to a computing device. The method includes: obtaining a video in real time, the video capturing a physical scene for a time duration; generating supplemental contents synchronized with the video; receiving user information from a first user terminal device; determining first selected supplemental content according to the user information and a first selection rule, and sending the first selected supplemental content to the first user terminal device; determining second selected supplemental content according to a second selection rule; and sharing the video and the second selected supplemental content with one or more second user terminal devices.

User-friendly tamper-resistant/tamper-evident container-seal system for containers of consumer goods and methods of use
Patent number: 11390428
Assignee: SealTech LLC (Indian Hills, CO, US)
Inventors: Brian Jay Conaway (Indian Hills, CO, US)

The inventive disclosures described herein pertain to an improved tamper-resistant/tamper-evident (TE) seal for containers of consumer-product-containment vessels (such as, for example, prescription bottles, condiment bottles, etc.) that enables a user to better grip and/or exert force/leverage to more-easily and reliably open such containers. Specifically, it features an improved seal-removal assembly that provides a collapsible finger-receiving aperture that allows a user to insert at least one user finger (or an elongated tool, such as a writing utensil), and exert upward force to breach the container seal.

Apparatus for operating phase cut switch in motor driven power steering apparatus
Patent number: 11381195
Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd. (Seoul, KR)
Inventors: Jin Woo Lee (Yongin-si, KR)

Provided is an apparatus for operating a phase cut switch in a motor driven power steering apparatus. The apparatus for operating a phase cut switch in a motor driven power steering apparatus includes: a phase cut switch installed for an inverter for converting a voltage into 3-phase power and driving a driving motor and for each phase of input terminals of the driving motor; a gate driving unit configured to receive a driving signal from a control device and operate the phase cut switch; and a current circulation unit configured to circulate a counter electromotive force of the driving motor at an output terminal of the gate driving unit and an output terminal of the phase cut switch.

Patent number: 20220218405
Inventors: Donald E. Barry (Norwood, MA), Matthew Laplaca (Franklin, MA, US)

In general, thermal debriding tools and methods of using thermal debriding tools are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a thermal debriding tool is configured to be advanced minimally invasively, e.g., arthroscopically, into a patient and to cut tissue using electrical energy. The thermal debriding tool includes a heating element configured to be positioned in contact with tissue and to be heated. The heated heating element is configured to cut the tissue so as to allow the thermal debriding tool to cut the tissue using electrical energy. The heating element can be a resistive heating element that is configured to become hot when a current is delivered to the heating element. The thermal debriding tool can include an actuator configured to be actuated to cause the current to be delivered to the heating element, thereby allowing the heating element to be heated on demand.

Pump assemblies configured for drive and pump end interchangeability
Patent number: 11408415
Assignee: Rotary Manufacturing, LLC (North Port, FL, US)
Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Brown (Venice, FL, US), Scott Alan McAloon (Nokomis, FL, US), Seth Thomas (Lake Zurich, IL, US)

A universal pump assembly mounts, interchangeably, on a canned motor or on an adapter having an outer magnet assembly rotated by a motor. The pump assembly has a casing with an inlet and an outlet, and an impeller rotatable within the casing to pump fluid from the inlet to the outlet. The pump assembly can have either a mounting ring for attachment to the canned motor, or a containment shell having a cup with an inner magnet assembly and a mounting ring extending from the cup for attachment to the adapter. Mounting features of the mounting ring may be threaded holes or internally threaded posts as non-limiting examples.

Patent number: 20220217706
Assignee: Aura Network Systems, Inc. (McLean, VA, US)
Inventors: Tamara Lynne CASEY (Annapolis, MD, US), Michael Robert GAGNE (Monrovia, MD, US)

Disclosed herein is a terrestrial to air communications network that can be configured to include a spectrum management system that deterministically allocates spectrum to aircraft for use during flight. In one or more examples, a user transmits a flight plan to a spectrum management system that is configured to manage the RF spectrum in a given air space. In one or more examples, and based on the received flight plan, the spectrum management system can allocate an RF spectrum frequency “slot” (i.e., timeslot, subchannel, or resource block) for the aircraft to use during its intended flight. The spectrum management system can take into account available spectrum as well as the predicted network traffic and their spectrum allocations to determine an RF spectrum slot that can provide a stable and continuous communications channel to the aircraft during its flight.

Materials and methods for selective noble gas adsorption
Patent number: 11406960
Assignee: Uchicago Argonne, Llc (Chicago, IL)
Inventors: Abdellatif M. Yacout (Naperville, IL, US), Sumit Bhattacharya (Darien, IL, US), Yinbin Miao (Aurora, IL, US)

An adsorptive material for adsorption of a noble gas can include a mesoporous support material having a plurality of pores and a pattern of metal atoms deposited onto the mesoporous support material.

Patent number: 20220228749

A disclosure relates to a gear two-way clutching mechanism that is acted between the power output and the loading and mainly comprising a power source, a loading, a clutching unit and a deceleration unit. When the first output gear of the loading unit is driven by the power source to rotate to a predetermined position, the teeth missing portion is tangential with and corresponds to the buffer gear, or the wheel teeth portion meshes the buffer gear. The clutching unit connected between the power source, and the loading can perform clutch without working and enables the loading end to freely rotate, or the clutching unit can perform mesh working so that power of the power source is directly outputted to the loading end. With the deceleration unit connected to rear section and/or front section of the clutching unit, speed reduction ratio of the transmission chain connected between the power source and the loading can change to achieve effect of enhancing or changing output torque.

Dynamic currency conversion selection and control processing
Patent number: 11416851
Assignee: Ncr Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Inventors: Arnold Bacalla Lara (Mandaue, PH), Jullan Raphael Lim (Bentonville, AR, US)

A terminal receives card details for a payment card to process payment for a transaction. The card and transaction details are sent to an intermediate server. The card details are identified as being associated with a card issuer associated with a first currency while the terminal is associated with a second different currency from the first currency. A currency conversion entity selection request is sent to the card issuer. The card issuer requests a consumer select a currency conversion entity for payment at the terminal. A mobile device of the consumer generates encoded data representing: a selected currency conversion entity, the card details, and the transaction details. The encoded data is processed to verify and process payment for the transaction with the selected currency conversion entity preventing any override by a merchant to use a different currency conversion entity at the terminal.

Patent number: 20220253315
Inventors: Gregory Trunde (Grenoble, FR), Denis Dutey (Jarrie, FR)

In accordance with an embodiment, a method verifies contents of a plurality of registers having two first registers, where each of the plurality of registers is configured to store a data word and a verification bit. The method includes determining whether a value of the verification bit of each respective register of the plurality of registers corresponds to the data word of its respective register. The data words stored in the two first registers are selected so that the bits of a same rank of the two first registers include two complementary bits, each bit of a common binary word is associated with a respective register of the plurality of registers, and the value of the verification bit of each respective register depends on the data word of the respective register and the bit of the common binary word associated with the respective register.

Time of flight data segmentation
Patent number: 11379684
Assignee: Zoox, Inc. (Foster City, CA)
Inventors: David Pfeiffer (Foster City, CA, US), James William Vaisey Philbin (Palo Alto, CA), Nitesh Shroff (Millbrae, CA, US), Zeng Wang (Menlo Park, CA, US)

Techniques are discussed for segmenting sensor data captured by a sensor to remove a ground surface from the sensor data. A first technique includes capturing sensor data represented as multichannel image and segmenting the image according to image processing techniques. The ground surface can be removed from the sensor data, and a subset of the sensor data can be associated with a voxel space. A second technique includes capturing sensor data and unprojecting the sensor data to generate three dimensional data, which can be associated with a voxel space. Ground plane data associated with a location can be accessed or determined and voxel data that is within a threshold height of the ground plane data can be removed from the voxel space. Clustering techniques can determine objects represented in the data, and a vehicle can be controlled based on the objects.

Stacked resonant structures for wireless power systems
Patent number: 11387678
Assignee: Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors: Robert S. Parnell (San Jose, CA)

A wireless power system has wireless power transmitting and receiving devices. The transmitting and receiving devices convey wireless power using stacked resonant structures. The stacked resonant structures are self-resonant and have a parallel-coupled inductance and capacitance. The structures include a magnetic core having a central post and stacked ceramic layers within the magnetic core and laterally surrounding the central post. The structures include interleaved first and second sets of antiparallel-oriented C-shaped conductive layers and are driven using drive traces. The drive traces are formed from one of the C-shaped conductive layers or from conductive traces on a drive printed circuit board that underlies the stacked ceramic layers. The traces include one or more loops running around the central post. Host circuitry for the structures may have a central tap terminal coupled to the traces. If desired, a shield layer may overlap the conductive layers.

Control drum system for use with nuclear reactors
Patent number: 11380449
Assignee: BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC (Lynchburg, VA, US)
Inventors: James B. Inman (Forest, VA, US), Scott J. Shargots (Forest, VA, US), Gary W. Neeley (Queenstown, MD, US)

A control drum system for a nuclear reactor including a reactor core, including an ex-core reflector including a plurality of cylindrical apertures, a plurality of control drum assemblies, each control drum assembly including a drive shaft, a drum cylinder affixed to a bottom end of the drive shaft, and a planetary gear attached to a top end of the drive shaft, wherein each drum cylinder is rotatably received in a cylindrical aperture, a first control drum drive motor operably connected to a first control drum assembly, and an annular ring gear that is operably connected to the planetary gear of each of the control drum assemblies so that all the control drum assemblies rotate simultaneously.

Patent number: 20220252710
Assignee: FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Hyogo, JP)
Inventors: Fumiya NAKATANI (Osaka-fu Toyonaka-shi, JP)

A radar signal processing device is provided. The radar device may include processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to generate a processing signal based on a beat signal of a transmission signal and a reception signal, and generate a plurality of extracted beat signals by applying a plurality of window functions on the processing signal, and convert the plurality of extracted beat signals to amplitude data indicating a relationship between a distance and an amplitude, and integrate a plurality of the amplitude data into integrated data.

Patent number: 20220237956
Inventors: Vinay Kumar (Fremont, CA, US)

A telematics analysis (TA) computing device including a processor in communication with a memory device for monitoring driving behavior of a driver of a vehicle may be provided. The processor may be configured to: (i) aggregate historical location data and historical telematics data from a plurality of users, (ii) generate mapping data based at least in part upon the historical location data and the historical telematics data, (iii) identify one or more stop locations based at least in part upon the mapping data, (iv) store the one or more stop locations, (v) receive current location data and current telematics data after each trip taken by the driver, (vi) compare the current location data and the current telematics data to the one or more stop locations, (vii) generate stop data associated with the driver for each trip taken by the driver, wherein the stop data includes whether the driver stopped at the one or more stop locations during each trip, and (viii) determine one or more driving behaviors of the driver based at least in part upon the stop data.

Electronics enclosure
Patent number: 11377260
Assignee: CONNECTED SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC (Mechanicsville, VA, US)
Inventors: Michael C. Pittman (Mechanicsville, VA, US), John Wiseman (Mechanicsville, VA, US)

An enclosure comprises a bottom container and first and second shelves hingedly connected to the enclosure. The first shelf is movable between a storage position in which its shelf receiving portion is positioned entirely within the bottom container and an in-use position in which its receiving portion at least partially extends beyond a first corresponding wall of the bottom container. The second shelf is movable between a storage position in which its receiving portion is positioned entirely within the bottom container and an in-use position in which its receiving portion at least partially extends beyond a second corresponding wall of the bottom container. When the first and second shelves are in their respective storage positions, the receiving portions of the first and second shelves are positioned in a stacked arrangement such that the second shelf receiving portion is higher than the first shelf receiving portion within the bottom container.

Patent number: 20220248251
Inventors: Jung Ho Ryu (Fort Lee, NJ, US), Sony Akkarakaran (Poway, CA), Tao Luo (San Diego, CA), Junyi Li (Franklin Park, NJ, US), Juan Montojo (San Diego, CA), Peter Gaal (San Diego, CA), Jelena Damnjanovic (Del Mar, CA), Jing Sun (San Diego, CA), Xiaoxia Zhang (San Diego, CA), Hua Wang (Basking Ridge, NJ, US), Xiaojie WANG (Hillsborough, NJ, US), Piyush Gupta (Bridgewater, NJ, US), Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan (San Diego, CA)

Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may measure, using one or more beams included in a first beam group associated with the UE, a channel occupancy ratio (CR) for the first beam group. The UE may perform an action if the CR for the first beam group does not satisfy a CR limit associated with the first beam group. Numerous other aspects are described.

Waveguide structure
Patent number: 11415820
Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (Hsinchu, TW)
Inventors: Chan-Hong Chern (Palo Alto, CA)

An optical phase-shifting device includes a ribbed waveguide portion on an insulating layer, the waveguide portion having a p-n or p-i-n junction extending in a longitudinal direction and having a height. A pair of slab portions are disposed adjacent the waveguide portion, one on each side of the ribbed waveguide portion and on the insulation layer. The slab portion have higher doping concentrations than the respective doping concentrations in the ribbed waveguide portion. At least a portion of each slab portion has a height increasing with distance from the waveguide portion, with the slab height being smaller than that of the waveguide portion at the junction between the waveguide portion and slab portion. A pair of contact portions are formed adjacent the respective slab portion and further away from the waveguide portion. A portion of each contact portion can also have a height varying with distance from the waveguide portion.

Method and Apparatus for Bypass and Shutdown of a Power Device
Patent number: 20220216792
Inventors: Roy Shkoury (Rehovot, IL), Gideon Eitan (Haifa, IL), Ohad Gidon (Netanya, IL)

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for reducing power. The reducing of power may be done to reduce a temperature related to one or more elements of a power system. The reducing of power may depend on the mode of operation of one or more power devices of the power system.

Patent number: 20220213771
Inventors: Kaiming Xia (Dhahran, SA), Tariq Mahmood (Dhahran, SA)

Some methods of hydraulic fracturing of a subsurface formation include using a three-dimensional finite element model to simulate a deviated well with a wellbore casing, a cement adjacent to the wellbore casing, and a perforation cluster with at least two perforations. The FEM is applied (or solved) to determine a breakdown pressure of the deviated well based on an amount of tensile damage of the perforation cluster induced by an applied pressure representing injected hydraulic fluid. The FEM accounts for the 3D complex configuration of wellbore and perforation cluster. A deviated well is drilled and completed with a wellbore casing size, tubing size, wellhead, and hydraulic fracturing pump schedule selected at least in part based on the determined breakdown pressure before hydraulic fluid is injected into the deviated well at an injection pressure, which represents the required breakdown pressure to cause hydraulic fracturing of the rock of the subsurface formation.

Actuatable multi-bay conducted electrical weapon
Patent number: 11402180
Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Inventors: Luke Salisbury (Scottsdale, AZ, US), Patrick W. Smith (Scottsdale, AZ, US)

An actuatable bay conducted electrical weapon comprises a plurality of bays. Each of the bays is configured to releasably receive a deployment unit comprising one or more electrodes. At least one of the bays the plurality of bays is coupled to a body of the conducted electrical weapon via a respective movable member. Each respective movable member is coupled to the body of the conducted electrical weapon by a respective kinematic joint. Responsive to an activation of a control interface, each respective movable member is configured to move about each respective kinematic joint to an expanded position, wherein a distance between each of the bays of the plurality of bays is greater in the expanded position than in a collapsed position. The increased distance is configured to provide a greater initial spread between the one or more electrodes to increase a likelihood of causing NMI in a target.

Safety controller and history display device
Patent number: 11408560
Assignee: Keyence Corporation (Osaka, JP)
Inventors: Ryuma MIYAKE (Osaka, JP), Yuta Kato (Osaka, JP)

Recording a history related to an operation of a safety program contributes to a determination of a cause of a false OFF signal. A safety controller acquires, from at least one safety input device or safety sensor, extra information that is not used for obtaining an output signal and records an input signal and an output signal together with the extra information as history information at predetermined recording intervals.

Self charging fluid flow sensor system
Patent number: 11415480
Assignee: FLOWACTIVE, INC. (Troy, NY, US)
Inventors: Matthew Cusack (Troy, NY, US), Frank Lipowitz (Rexford, NY, US), Robert Paul Borthwick (Glenelg, MD, US)

A self-charging sensor (SCS) adapted for use in a toilet or the like. The SCS includes a housing having a rechargeable battery; a turbine module having a multilevel impeller having offset wheels that are adapted to be driven by a fluid flow via an inlet port during an event, wherein a rotation of the impeller causes the turbine module to generate electricity that recharges the rechargeable battery; and a processing module that collects count data associated with the rotation during the event; and an attachment component adapted to seat the housing on an overflow tube.

Patent number: 20220221107
Inventors: Patryk Gumann (Tarrytown, NY, US), Valerio A. Grendanin (St. Augustine, FL, US), Sean Hart (Tarrytown, NY, US), David C. Mckay (Ossining, NY, US), Jerry M. Chow (Scarsdale, NY, US), David Zarsky (Bethlehem, PA, US), Gilbert Bauer (Peekskill, NY, US)

Techniques facilitating custom thermal shields for cryogenic environments are provided. In one example, a cryostat can comprise a thermal shield extending between a thermal stage and a base structure coupled to a bottom plate of an outer vacuum chamber. The thermal stage can be coupled to a top plate of the outer vacuum chamber. The thermal shield can provide access to a sample mounting surface encompassed within the thermal shield from a region external to the outer vacuum chamber via the top and bottom plates of the outer vacuum chamber.

Feeding apparatus
Patent number: 11383943
Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Tomoya Hara (Yokohama, JP)

A feeding apparatus includes a stacking portion, a regulating portion, a moving portion, and a detection unit. The regulating portion abuts, in a width direction, one side of stacking portion sheets having different widths and regulates movement of the sheets in the width direction. The detection unit detects a position of the moving portion in an intersecting direction. The regulating portion includes an abut portion. By abutting or not abutting the abut portion, the moving portion moves to a first position and a second position. When the moving portion moves to the first position or the second position in a predetermined proceeding direction, the moving portion does not move from the first position or the second position while the regulating portion takes a position where the regulating portion further moves in the predetermined proceeding direction.

Nut runner device
Patent number: 11413716
Assignee: Fanuc Corporation (Yamanashi, JP)
Inventors: Yoshio Motowaki (Yamanashi, JP)

A nut runner device includes a main body including spindles, and support portions that support the spindles rotatably around a longitudinal axial line, a detachable unit that is detachably connected to a tip of the main body, and includes a wrench that is disposed coaxially with the spindles and is rotatable integrally with the spindles and an air passage that extends inside of the spindles and the detachable unit in a direction along the longitudinal axial line, and connects a discharge port provided in the spindle, and a suction port that opens to a tip surface of the detachable unit, wherein a tip portion of the wrench is disposed in the suction port, and air that is sucked from the suction port to the discharge port 20c via the air passage passes by the tip portion of the wrench and a fastening member fitted to a tip of the wrench.

Articulated structure of robot
Patent number: 11413743
Assignee: Fanuc Corporation (Yamanashi, JP)
Inventors: Keishi Yoneda (Yamanashi, JP)

An articulated structure includes first and second members, and an actuator relatively rotating the first and second members about a first axis and including a motor fixed in the first member, a reducer transmitting rotation of the motor to the second member, and a mechanism transmitting power of the motor to the reducer, the reducer includes a hole extending therethrough along the first axis, and an input member supported rotatably about the first axis to receive the power. The mechanism includes a first section including an output member supported rotatably about a second axis parallel to the first axis to transmit power to the input member, a second section transmitting power between a shaft of the motor and the output member, and a housing that houses the second section to support the motor and being detachably attached to the first member at a position offset radially outward from the hole.

User-configurable two-step activation sequence for gas cooktop burner
Patent number: 11402102
Assignee: Midea Group Co., Ltd. (Guangdong, CN)
Inventors: Richard W. Cowan (Louisville, KY, US)

A cooking appliance and system for a two-step activation for a gas cooktop burner includes at least one control selector having an output representative of a valve position and a touch sensor having an output representative of a permission to operate the valve, with a user-configurable two-step activation sequence used to control a digital gas valve and an ignitor for the gas cooktop burner to ignite and activate the gas cooktop burner.

Channel state information feedback using channel compression and reconstruction
Patent number: 11387880
Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated (San Diego, CA)
Inventors: Weiliang Zeng (San Diego, CA, US), Taesang Yoo (San Diego, CA), Sanaz BARGHI (Carlsbad, CA, US), Naga Bhushan (San Diego, CA), Pavan Kumar Vitthaladevuni (San Diego, CA), Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli (San Diego, CA), Xiaoxia Zhang (San Diego, CA), Tingfang Ji (San Diego, CA), Yongbin Wei (La Jolla, CA)

Systems and methods facilitating feedback of robust channel state information (CSI), such as to provide full CSI feedback or otherwise providing CSI feedback, are described. CSI encoders and/or decoders used by network nodes may implement channel compression/reconstruction based upon neural-network (NN) training of collected channels. A structured payload having an interpretable payload portion and an uninterpretable payload portion may utilized with respect to CSI feedback. The channel compression provided according to some aspects of the disclosure supports feedback of robust CSI, in some instances including full CSI, as determined by a particular network node. Other aspects and features are also claimed and described.

Extended reality visualization of optical tool tracking volume for computer assisted navigation in surgery
Patent number: 11382699
Assignee: Globus Medical Inc. (Audubon, PA, US)
Inventors: Zachary Wassall (Stowe, MA, US), Thomas Calloway (Pelham, NH, US)

A camera tracking system is disclosed that is configured to obtain a model defining a tracking volume of a set of tracking cameras relative to pose of the set of tracking cameras, and receive tracking information from the set of tracking cameras indicating pose of an extended reality (XR) headset relative to the set of tracking cameras. The camera tracking system is further configured to generate a graphical representation of the tracking volume from a perspective of the XR headset based on the pose of the XR headset indicated by the tracking information and based the model defining the tracking volume of the set of tracking cameras, and provide the graphical representation of the tracking volume to the XR headset for display to the user.

System and method for counteracting unmanned aerial vehicles
Patent number: 11410299
Assignee: Ao Kaspersky Lab (Moscow, RU)
Inventors: Vladimir E. Turov (Moscow, RU), Vladimir Y. Kleshnin (Moscow, RU), Alexey O. Dorokhov (Moscow, RU), Andrey A. Vankov (Moscow, RU)

A method for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) includes detecting an unknown flying object in a monitored zone of air space. An image of the detected unknown flying object is captured. The captured image is analyzed to classify the detected unknown flying object. A determination is made, based on the analyzed image, whether the detected unknown flying object comprises a UAV. In response to determining that the detected unknown flying object comprises a UAV, one or more radio signals exchanged between the UAV and a user of the UAV are suppressed until the UAV departs from the monitored zone of air space.

Work vehicle hose routing
Patent number: 11407304
Assignee: ISEKI & CO., LTD. (Matsuyama, JP)
Inventors: Yoshihisa Tsuzuki (Ehime-ken, JP), Ryota NAGANO (Ehime-ken, JP)

A work vehicle in which hoses and the like are easy to handle and adequate routing of these hoses is possible. The work vehicle includes a traveling body which includes: traveling devices; and a connecting section which is configured to connect a working machine to the traveling body. The traveling body includes: a pair of left and right body frames which extends longitudinally; an engine which is mounted on the body frames and works as a driving source of the traveling devices and the working machine; a base plate which is provided on the body frames; a cooler which is provided on the base plate; and hoses which are connected to the cooler and routed, the base plate has a hose insertion hole into which the hoses are inserted, and the hoses pass through the hose insertion hole, extend below the base plate, and are routed toward the engine.

Magnetic sensor with improved stress compensation accounting for temperature
Patent number: 11402280
Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC (Manchester, NH, US)
Inventors: Juan Manuel Cesaretti (Ciudad de Buenos Aires, AR), Evan Shorman (Manchester, NH, US)

A magnetic field sensor is provided with improved stress compensation accounting for temperature. The magnetic field sensor includes a stress sensing, element, a temperature sensing element, a magnetic field sensing element, a memory, and an electronic circuitry. The memory is configured to store a first table. The first table identities a plurality of stress-to-sensitivity coefficients. Each of the plurality of stress-to-sensitivity coefficients is mapped to a different temperature value. The electronic circuitry is configured to use a temperature reading and a stress reading to calculate a stress difference between an expected stress and the stress reading. The electronic circuitry is further configured to obtain a stress-to-sensitivity coefficient that corresponds to the temperature reading by using the first table, calculate a gain adjustment coefficient based an the stress-to-sensitivity coefficient, and adjust a gain of a signal that is generated by the magnetic field sensing element based on the grain adjustment coefficient.

Patent number: 20220248268
Inventors: HAORUI YANG (Dongguan, CN), Jianhua Liu (Dongguan, CN)

Methods for relay transmission, a relay user equipment (UE), and a remote UE are provided in implementations of the disclosure. The method includes the following. A relay UE receives a first message transmitted by a network device, where the first message contains information of a back-off (BO) timer, and the BO timer is used for congestion control. During running of the BO timer, the relay UE is restrained from performing a relay service for a remote UE.

Shelving system and methods
Patent number: 11389015
Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc. (Twinsburg, OH, US)
Inventors: Jamie Aaron Smedley (Hudson, OH, US), Gabriel Garduno (Minneapolis, MN, US), Billy Mertz (Cincinnati, OH, US)

A racking system and methods of assembling, a racking system wherein the. The racking system includes one or more adjustably positionable backing walls that may be positioned at different distances from a front end of a corresponding shelf. Dividers may be provided to be positioned adjacent the one or more backing walls to divide a product display zone into separate zones.

Shim device, magnet assembly, and method for charging a shim device
Patent number: 11391800
Assignee: BRUKER SWITZERLAND AG (Faellanden, CH)
Inventors: Kenneth J. Guenter (Zurich, CH), Robert Schauwecker (Zurich, CH)

A shim device having an HTS shim conductor track (C) and a shim switch (Sw1) The track (C) is curved around an axis (z) and the shim switch is arranged in a first conductor track portion (S1), to interrupt its superconducting state. The track (C) extends around at least a first opening (O1) and a second opening (O2) such that the track (C) has a first circumferential current path (L1), a second circumferential current path (L2) and a third circumferential current path (L3). Two of the three paths (L1, L2, L3) each surround only one of the two openings and one of the three paths (L1, L2, L3) surrounds both openings. The first portion (S1) is part of only the first path (L1) and the second path (L2). This produces a persistent HTS shim for field homogenization, allowing both a complex field distribution and a large degree of design freedom.

Multi-locking device using random password
Patent number: 11403898
Inventors: Ki Chul LEE (Gimpo-si, KR)

Provided is a multi-locking device including a locking device management unit configured such that, when a user requests same to grant a right to open/close a door, same converts information regarding a granted right regarding the door into a QR code, outputs same, and provides same to the user, a door locking device configured to receive the information regarding a granted right regarding the door from the locking device management unit, and a QR code reader unit configured to receive the QR code from the user and provide same to the door locking device.

Patent number: 20220250164
Assignee: Tungaloy Corporation (Fukushima, JP)
Inventors: Hikaru SHIROMA (Iwaki-shi, JP), Satoru YOSHIDA (Iwaki-shi, JP)

To provide a cutting insert that is properly manufactured with ease of use. A cutting insert has a first end face, a second end face on the opposite side from the first end face, and a peripheral side surface that is parallel to a central axis connecting the center of the first end face and the center of the second end face and connects the first end face and the second end face. A first major cutting edge is formed on the outer edge of the first end face. A first flank facing the first major cutting edge is formed between the first major cutting edge and the peripheral side surface and has a negative clearance angle α with respect to the peripheral side surface. The peripheral side surface includes a first side surface facing the first flank. Between the first flank and the first side surface, a recess line is formed to extend along a virtual edge line where a virtual plane extending from the first flank and a virtual plane extending from the first side surface cross each other, and the recess line is formed with a notch on the virtual edge line.

Display illumination using a grating
Patent number: 11391948
Assignee: Facebook Technologies, Llc (Menlo Park, CA)
Inventors: Fenglin Peng (Redmond, WA, US), Liangyu QIU (Redmond, WA, US), Ying Geng (Bellevue, WA), Tanya Malhotra (Redmond, WA, US)

A display assembly includes a light source, a spatial light modulator (SLM) and a grating. The light source is configured to emit illumination light, the SLM is configured to receive the illumination light and reflect at least a portion of the illumination light. The grating is positioned to redirect the illumination light output from the light source toward the SLM, receive at least a portion of the reflected light from the SLM, redirect first light having a first polarization toward the light source, and transmit through the grating second light having a second polarization that is orthogonal to the first polarization. Also disclosed are operations performed by the display assembly.

Virtual Dialog System Performance Assessment and Enrichment
Patent number: 20220245199
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Inventors: Ruchi Mahindru (Elmsford, NY, US), Atul Kumar (Bangalore, IN), Atri Mandal (Bangalore, IN), Daniela Rosu (Mt. Kisco, NY, US)

Embodiments are provided that relate to a computer system, a computer program product, and a computer-implemented method for improving performance of a virtual dialog agent system employing an automated virtual dialog agent. Embodiments involve generating ground truth (GT) from a user's knowledge base, and leveraging the GT to evaluate how the virtual dialog agent performs with the GT. The evaluation measures quality of a multi-turn virtual dialog, and generates a remediation plan directed at an algorithmic improvement of the virtual dialog agent.

Patent number: 20220239467
Inventors: Prakash Sundaresan (Redmond, WA, US), Lionello G. Lunesu (Peng Chau, HK), Antoine Cote (Sheung Wan, HK)

A system for blockchain-based authentication comprises an interface and a processor configured to (i) receive, by a first device, a command from a second device, where the first device is associated with a first trust certificate, (ii) receive a second trust certificate from the second device, (iii) communicate a cryptographic challenge using a public key of the second device to the second device, (iv) receive a response to the cryptographic challenge from the second device, (v) check whether the response matches with a predetermined correct response or not, and (vi) authenticate the second device and execute the commend received from the second device only if the response matches with the predetermined correct response.

System and method for user video chats with progressively clearer images
Patent number: 11381624
Assignee: Zoosk, Inc. (Lehi, UT, US)
Inventors: Eric R. Barnett (Menlo Park, CA, US), Behzad Behrouzi (San Francisco, CA, US), Charles E. Gotlieb (San Francisco, CA, US)

A system and method provides a video chat capability where the video portion of the chat is initially impaired, but gets progressively clearer, either as time elapses, or as the users speak or participate with relevant information.

Compression post with visual indication system
Patent number: 11377864
Inventors: Charles J. MacKarvich (Atlanta, GA, US)

An indicator for a compression post includes a leg defining an upper end and a lower end, the lower end configured to engage a support plate of the compression post; and an indicator bracket comprising a central portion coupled to the leg at the upper end and an indication portion oriented distal to the leg, the central portion defining a bend extending away from the leg such that the indication portion is laterally offset from the leg, the indicator defining a first visual indicator configured to indicate that the compression post is in either a compressed configuration or an uncompressed configuration.

Ultrasonic flow meter calibration system and method
Patent number: 11402254
Assignee: Badger Meter, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI)
Inventors: Michael A. Wusterbarth (Greenfield, WI, US), Paul W. Eserkaln (Oak Creek, WI, US), Robert Herriges (West Allis, WI, US)

An ultrasonic flow meter configured to measure a flow within a conduit configured for autozeroing during active flow operation of the flow meter. The flow meter includes a printed circuit board including circuitry for conducting ultrasonic transit time flow measurements, the printed circuit board including transducer swap relays and first and second transducer cables connecting the first and second transducers, respectively, to the transducer swap relays. The flow meter further includes a programmable processor configured to generate flow measurement data based on an ultrasonic flow meter calibration performed by the ultrasonic flow meter in situ while measuring flow through the conduit. Calibration includes determining a zero offset value, determining a swap offset value by measuring transit time forward and backward between the first and second transducers through the flow in the conduit, activating the transducer swap relays to physically swap the first and second transducers, and measuring transit time forward and backward between the swapped first and second transducers through the flow in the conduit, determining a flow zero value based on the zero offset and swap offset, and generating flow rate data based on the flow in the conduit and the flow zero offset.

Rack for immersion cooling
Patent number: 11419243
Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc. (Taoyuan, TW)
Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen (Taoyuan, TW), Yu-Nien Huang (Taoyuan, TW), Herman Tan (Taoyuan, TW)

A system having a rack, an input manifold, an output manifold, and a drain manifold is installed. The rack is configured to support a computing device. The input manifold, the output manifold, and the drain manifold are each configured to be fluidly coupled to the housing. When the computing device is in a first position relative to the rack, the input manifold and the output manifold are fluidly coupled to the housing and the drain manifold is disconnected from the housing. When the computing device is in a second position relative to the rack, the input manifold and the output manifold are disconnected from the housing and the drain manifold is fluidly coupled to the housing. When the computing device is in a third position relative to the rack, the input manifold, the output manifold, and the drain manifold are disconnected from the housing.

Patent number: 20220218276
Inventors: Paul BARTON (Boerne, TX, US), James F. Anderson (Skopje, MK)

A data collecting device including a microcontroller communicatively coupled to at least one of a plurality of sensors, the sensors being configured to detect vital signs of a patient including at least one of temperature, blood oxygen saturation level, blood pressure, and a level of carbon dioxide exhaled by the patient, the microcontroller being configured to, in response to receiving data from at least one of the sensors, perform noise filtering and aggregate the received sensor data into a plurality of data packets, and transmit the filtered and aggregated data to portable mobile computing device communicatively coupled thereto.

Patent number: 20220211927
Inventors: Robert W. Childers (New Port Richey, FL), Ying-Cheng Lo (Green Oaks, IL), Peter A. Hopping (Lutz, FL)

A method for performing a peritoneal dialysis therapy includes performing a plurality of peritoneal dialysis cycles for a patient and tracking an amount of dialysis fluid provided by at least one dialysis fluid pump during the plurality of peritoneal dialysis cycles. The method also includes determining an amount of ultrafiltrate (“UF”) removed from the patient based on the amount of dialysis fluid provided by the at least one dialysis fluid pump. The method further includes updating a UF trend using previous amounts of UF removed from the patient and the amount of UF removed from the patient during the most recent dialysis treatment and generating an alert if the UF trend changes by more than a preset percentage.

Broken light bulb extractor and light bulb changer
Patent number: 11417510
Inventors: Lawrence Kratish (Panama City, FL, US)

A light bulb remover extracts a broken light bulb from a socket of a high-hat light fixture. The light bulb remover has an extension pole and an extractor head attached to the extension pole. The extractor head has a guide which defines an outer circumference of the extractor head and a bulb extractor configured for engaging in a base of the broken light bulb and creating a friction connection with the base of the light bulb. The bulb extractor is surrounded by the guide, and the guide has a diameter being less than a diameter of the high-hat light fixture and dimensioned so that when the light bulb remover is disposed within the high-hat light fixture the bulb extractor is self-aligned with a middle area of the base of the broken light bulb.

Blockchain system for optimizing processes
Patent number: 11381384
Assignee: BOARDWALKTECH, INC (Cupertino, CA, US)
Inventors: Ganesh Krishnan (Cupertino, CA, US), Dharmesh Dadbhawala (San Jose, CA, US), Ashish Baluja (Santa Clara, CA, US), Bhaumik Dedhia (San Jose, CA, US)

A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium is provided for storing, in a blockchain system, at least one generic finite blockchain comprising representative blocks, each corresponding to at least one step in a multi-step process; dynamically generating at least one finite blockchain instance based on said at least one generic finite blockchain; receiving, by a processor, change evidence data pertaining to at least one step in said multi-step process; and performing an update operation comprising updating the at least one finite blockchain instance based on said change evidence data.

Patent number: 20220252139
Inventors: Yoshiyuki Okamoto (Hiroshima-shi, JP), Masahiro KOBAYASHI (Hiroshima-shi, JP), Hiroyuki Miyata (Hiroshima-shi, JP)

The variable-speed accelerator includes an electric device, a transmission device, and a power supply portion that supplies electric power of a constant rated frequency supplied from a power supply to the electric device when the electric device is started. The electric device includes a constant-speed electric motor that rotates a constant-speed input shaft of the transmission device, and a variable-speed electric motor that functions as a generator in a generator mode and also functions as an electric motor in an electric motor mode. When starting the electric device, the power supply portion supplies the electric power generated by the variable-speed electric motor in the generator mode to the constant-speed electric motor after supplying starting power to the constant-speed electric motor and the variable-speed electric motor.

Patent number: 20220222319
Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc (Redmond, WA)
Inventors: Derek Edward Davout GLADDING (Poughquag, NY, US), Nitin Naresh GAREGRAT (San Jose, CA, US)

A computing device is provided, including one or more processing devices configured to receive a first matrix including a plurality of first matrix elements arranged in a plurality of submatrices. The one or more processing devices may be further configured to generate first matrix sparsity metadata indicating one or more zero submatrices and one or more nonzero submatrices of the plurality of submatrices. Each of the first matrix elements included in the one or more zero submatrices may be equal to zero. The one or more processing devices may be further configured to store, in memory, a compressed first matrix including the first matrix sparsity metadata and the one or more nonzero submatrices and not including the one or more zero submatrices.

Patent number: 20220253642
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
Inventors: Jaeseok CHOI (Yongin-si, KR), Nahyup KANG (Seoul, KR), Hyongeuk Lee (Suwon-si, KR), Byungin Yoo (Seoul, KR)

An image restoration method includes determining an anchor image based on individual images of a burst image set, executing a feature extraction network based on the burst image set while using anchor information of the anchor image, and generating a restored image based on a feature map corresponding to an output of the feature extraction network.

Method and system for locating a network device connected to a proxy network device in an emergency situation
Patent number: 11412364
Assignee: Everbridge, Inc. (Burlington, MA, US)
Inventors: Gerald R. Eisner (Pickerington, OH, US)

A method and system for locating a network device connected to a proxy network device in an emergency situation. When an electrical connection, whether through physical wires or over a wireless interface such as spread spectrum technology is made on a proxy network device (e.g., analog terminal adapter (ATA), analog or digital Private Branch Exchange (PBX) system, Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) devices, gateway, bridge, router, switch, etc.) for a network device, the proxy network device sends a connection identifier such as a port number or wireless channel number, Device IDentifier (DID) number, etc. to an emergency location server network device to associate the connection identifier on the proxy network device with connected network and with a current physical location to be used in an emergency. When an emergency event occurs, the connection identifier is used to determine an emergency current physical location that is used by first responders.

Method for minimizing power demand for hydrogen refueling station
Patent number: 11391415
Assignee: China Energy Investment Corporation Limited (Beijing, CN), National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy (Beijing, CN)
Inventors: Xianming Li (Orefield, PA, US), Anthony Ku (Fremont, CA, US), Kenneth William Kratschmar (Vancouver, CA), Jerad Allen Stager (Richmond, CA, US), Edward Youn (Pacific Grove, CA, US)

A direct fueling station and a method of refueling are provided. The station includes an insulated tank for storing a liquefied fuel, a pump, at least a heat exchanger, a control unit, a dispenser including a flow meter, a flow control device, and at least one sensor for testing pressure and/or temperature. The heat exchanger converts liquefied fuel from pump into a gaseous fuel, which is added into an onboard fuel tank in a vehicle. The control unit includes one or more programs used to coordinate with the pump, the flow meter, the flow control device, and/or the sensor(s) so as to control a refueling method. A peak electrical power requirement is less than that determined by the product of a rated volumetric flow rate of the pump and a rated pumping pressure adequate for a fill pressure of the vehicle. A computer implemented system having the program(s) is also provided.

Apparatus for pelvic floor muscle trigger point therapy
Patent number: 11376188
Assignee: PLUS EV HOLDINGS INC. (North Kansas City, MO, US)
Inventors: Aaron Wilt (North Kansas City, MO, US), Amanda Olson (Medford, OR, US)

An apparatus for pelvic floor muscle trigger point therapy is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a wand to facilitate the release of one or more trigger points in a pelvic floor muscle of a patient. The wand comprises a central portion extending between a first end and a second end. The central portion includes a first bend and a second bend wherein the first bend is formed between a first end region and a first central region. The second bend is formed between the first central region and a second central region. The first end is configured to be vaginally insertable while the second end configured to be rectally insertable. A power source in electrical communication with one or more switches to selectively control a vibration element during use.

Patent number: 20220247489
Inventors: Harshad Vasudeo ACHARYA (Mumbai, IN), Chandrasekhar S. REDDY (Thane, IN)

The present disclosure provides automated solution for identification of spare fiber capacity with minimal manual intervention thereby eliminating the errors and ensure reliability and scalability and implemented by independent modules to provide Tabular, Schematic and Map view available for depicting route-side fiber capacity (total/used/unused). The method includes automatically enrichment of logical links data discovered by EMS/NMS systems which provide the logical paths/links between two equipment with port details along with host name of the equipment and identifier of the port. The method further includes, enriching the EMS/NMS links data, based on host name and inventory mapping, within logical network inventory management system thereby resulting in the availability of links inventory data in ‘From site-from equipment-rom port’ and ‘to site-to equipment-to port’ format.

Patent number: 20220256735
Inventors: Ali Heydari (Albany, CA, US)

A cold plate that is configurable and for a datacenter liquid cooling system is disclosed. The cold plate includes a first section, a second section, and an intermediate layer, which is changeable and has first channels to enable flow of a coolant through the intermediate layer, and has second channels or at least one adapted second channel to concentrate the coolant or the flow of the coolant to at least one area within the configurable cold plate corresponding to at least a heat generating feature of an associated computing device.

Wafer processing apparatus and wafer processing method
Patent number: 11408070
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
Inventors: Hyunho CHOI (Yongin-si, KR), Junghoon Kim (Hwaseong-si, KR), Donghyouck Lee (Hwaseong-si, KR), Jaehyung Lee (Hwaseong-si, KR)

A wafer processing apparatus includes a reaction tube extending in a vertical direction, a door plate configured to load a boat into the reaction tube and positioned under the reaction tube to seal the reaction tube, the boat supporting a plurality of wafers thereon, a gas injector extending in the vertical direction along the boat within the reaction tube and including a plurality of ejection holes formed therein, a rotary mechanism configured to rotate the gas injector about its center axis to adjust an angle of the ejection hole toward the wafer, and a lift mechanism configured to move the gas injector upward and downward to adjust a height of the ejection hole on the wafer.

Methods and systems for using dynamic lightmaps to present 3D graphics
Patent number: 11386613
Assignee: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Inventors: Oliver S. Castaneda (West Henrietta, NY, US), William Robert Davey (Somerville, NJ, US)

Illustrative methods and systems described herein use lightmaps to present 3D graphics. For example, a method includes identifying a viewpoint within a 3D scene and receiving a dynamic lightmap for an object represented by a 3D model in the 3D scene. The identified viewpoint is selected by a user of a media player device presenting the 3D scene to the user and the dynamic lightmap is generated or updated at a first level of detail determined based on the identified viewpoint. The method further includes rendering an image for presentation to the user from the identified viewpoint. This rendering of the image includes rendering the 3D model at a second level of detail that is lower than the first level of detail, and applying the dynamic lightmap at the first level of detail to the 3D model rendered at the second level of detail. Corresponding systems are also disclosed.

Systems and methods for automatic code generation
Patent number: 11379194
Assignee: The Mathworks, Inc. (Natick, MA)
Inventors: Joseph Hicklin (Wayland, MA, US), Claudia Wey (Wayland, MA, US)

In accordance with some embodiments, a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, may cause the processor to receive a value setting via a user interface associated with a first program code, and generate a second program code that, when executed, produces a computational result. To generate the second program code, the instructions, when executed by the processor, may cause the processor to obtain a portion of the first program code that, when executed with the value setting, generates the computational result, determine an organizational structure of the portion, the organizational structure including a plurality of stages, determine, in one or more of the plurality of stages, a first segment of code that accesses the value setting and a second segment of code that does not access the value setting, and replace the first segment with the value setting.

Transmit-Side Misbehavior Condition Management
Patent number: 20220250633
Inventors: Mohammad Raashid ANSARI (Lowell, MA, US), Jonathan PETIT (Wenham, MA, US), Jean-Philippe Monteuuis (Levallois-Perret, FR), Cong CHEN (Shrewsbury, MA, US)

In various embodiments, a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) processing device detecting a misbehavior condition in a system of the vehicle, and prevent the vehicle from sending a V2X message related to the detected misbehavior condition in response to detecting the misbehavior condition in the system of the vehicle. In some embodiments, the V2X processing device may receive information from a plurality of information sources of the vehicle, and may detect the misbehavior condition in the system of the vehicle by performing a cross-check of information received from the plurality of information sources of the vehicle to detect an inconsistency within the received information.

Patent number: 20220218399
Inventors: David B. Spenciner (North Attleboro, MA, US), Stefan Gabriel (Mattapoisett, MA, US), Mehmet Ziya Sengun (Canton, MA, US), Donald E. Barry (Norwood, MA), Philipp Moroder (Berlin, DE), Marc Jacofsky (Phoenix, AZ, US), Aaron Chamberlain (St. Louis, MO, US), Annemarie Bridgette von Rechenberg (Birmensdorf, CH), John M. Tokish (Scottsdale, AZ, US), Brianna Lee (Portsmouth, RI, US), Gary McAlister (Franklin, MA, US), Benjamin Cleveland (Weymouth, MA, US)

In general, scapular tethers and methods of using scapular tethers are provided. A tether is configured to be implanted in a body of a patient and to control movement of the patient's scapula. In an exemplary embodiment, the tether is configured to be attached to at least one body structure in a patient. The tether includes a flexible member configured to, when implanted in the patient, flex in response to movement of the patient's scapula accompanying arm movement of the patient.

Sonication for separation of materials in fluids
Patent number: 11414327
Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (San Ramon, CA), Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University (Scottsdale, AZ)
Inventors: Carl W. Lam (San Ramon, CA, US), Hong Luo (Houston, TX, US), Yuanming Guo (Tempe, AZ, US), Emmy Pruitt (Tempe, AZ, US), Paul Dahlen (Tempe, AZ, US)

A system can include a multi-material fluid having a mixture of a first material and a second material. The system can also include a first vessel into which the multi-material fluid is disposed. The system can further include a first sonication device disposed, at least in part, in the multi-material fluid in the first vessel. The first sonication device, when operating, can emit ultrasound waves into the multi-material fluid. The ultrasound waves separate the first material and the second material from each other in the first vessel.

Patent number: 20220216982
Inventors: Benjamin Glen McCarty (Washington, DC)

Methods, systems, and apparatus for quantum random number generation. In one aspect, a method includes initializing N qubits in respective superposition states; computing a randomly selected oracle randomization function using i) the initialized N qubits and ii) multiple ancilla qubits, wherein the multiple ancilla qubits comprise a first ancilla qubit and one or more second ancilla qubits; performing a phase flip operation on the first ancilla qubit; computing an inverse of the randomly selected oracle randomization function using i) the N qubits and ii) the multiple ancilla qubits; performing a diffusion operation on the N qubits; and measuring the N qubits and providing data representing the measured states of the N qubits as N random bits.

Patent number: 20220212141
Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Dhahran, SA)
Inventors: Mourad Younes (Dhahran, SA), Aqil Jamal (Dhahran, SA)

An apparatus includes a housing that defines a first zone, a second zone, a third zone, and a fourth zone. The apparatus includes an inlet, a first outlet, a second outlet, and a conveyor belt. The inlet is configured to receive a carbon dioxide-containing fluid in the first zone. The first outlet is configured to discharge a carbon dioxide-depleted fluid from the first zone. The second outlet is configured to discharge a carbon dioxide-rich fluid from the third zone. The conveyor belt passes through each of the zones. The conveyor belt includes a carbon dioxide sorbent. Within the first zone, the carbon dioxide sorbent is configured to adsorb carbon dioxide from the carbon dioxide-containing fluid to produce the carbon dioxide-depleted fluid. Within the third zone, the carbon dioxide sorbent is configured to desorb the captured carbon dioxide to produce the carbon dioxide-rich fluid.

Patent number: 20220247906
Inventors: Martin Koerner (Jena, DE), Alexander Schroer (Aalen, DE), Christopher Weth (Aalen, DE)

A method for generating a brightness contribution for a picture element of an image includes providing a first data record including data which describe the effect on light rays of the lens, providing a second data record including data about a point of incidence of a light ray on the image recorder and about a virtual front surface, providing a transformation rule, calculating a first point of intersection of the light ray with the virtual front plane and a direction of the light ray at the first point of intersection by applying the transformation rule to the first and second data records, determining the brightness contribution of the light ray, storing an information item regarding the calculated brightness contribution. The first data record includes data about a second surface and the second data record includes data about a second point of intersection of the light beam with the second surface.

Patent number: 20220233399
Inventors: Jason Wersland (Los Angeles, CA, US), Benjamin Nazarian (Los Angeles, CA, US), Jaime Sanchez Solana (Los Angeles, CA, US), Eduardo Merino (Los Angeles, CA, US), Bill Webb (San Francisco, CA, US), Alex ZHU (Xiamen City, CN), Richard Tang (Shenzhen, CN)

A vibration therapy device that includes a housing that includes a handle portion, a head portion and a module seat defined on the head portion, an electrical source, a motor positioned in the housing, a switch for activating the motor, a push rod assembly operatively connected to the motor and configured to reciprocate in response to activation of the motor, and a therapy module removably secured to the module seat. The distal end of the push rod assembly is configured to removably receive a reciprocating attachment thereon. The therapy module at least partially surrounds the distal end of the push rod assembly.

Patent number: 20220239292
Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Inventors: Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (San Jose, CA, US), Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)

An input receiver circuit for a signal line may receive inputs from other signal lines to mitigate crosstalk noise present on the signal line. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a transistor with a programmable width. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a bias current generator with a programmable current. The width and/or current may be programmed based on an amount of crosstalk noise introduced by the other signal line. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a resistance and/or a capacitance. In some examples the resistor and/or capacitor may be programmable. The resistance and/or capacitance may be programmed based on a duration of the crosstalk noise on the signal line.

Patent number: 20220222482
Inventors: William Noah Schilit (Mountain View, CA, US), Paige Pritchard (Oakland, CA, US), Alon Hetzroni (Santa Clara, CA, US)

Methods, computer readable media, and devices for auto scheduling of ambient information and apps based on learned user context and interaction are described. A method may include recording information corresponding to one or more ambient screens previously displayed to a user, building a probabilistic inference model based at least in part on the recorded information, ranking the one or more ambient screens based at least in part on the probabilistic inference model, selecting a candidate ambient screen from the ranked one or more ambient screens, and displaying the candidate ambient screen during an idle timeslot.

Lens retainer ring with compliant element
Patent number: 11402602
Assignee: Waymo Llc (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors: Matthew Last (San Jose, CA, US), John Henrie (Los Altos, CA, US), Chandra Kakani (Fremont, CA, US), Ralph Shepard (Menlo Park, CA, US), Drew Ulrich (San Francisco, CA, US)

The technology relates to lens assemblies for sensor units that provide a low but consistent preload force over the entire operational temperature range of the device. Consistent preloading helps to avoid cracking and plastic deformation. In particular, a compliant structure of a polymeric material is able to expand and contract across temperature extremes. In addition, the polymeric material is arranged in conjunction with a retainer ring to form a discontinuous seal with the lens. This provides in a leak path that is able to reduce condensation or contaminants. As a result, moisture within the sensor unit is permitted to escape, reducing or eliminating impairments on the lens or other parts of the sensor unit that could otherwise impair device operation.

Method for altering polymer properties for molding of parts
Patent number: 11401394
Assignee: Arris Composites Inc. (Berkeley, CA, US)
Inventors: Riley REESE (Oakland, CA, US), Ethan ESCOWITZ (Berkeley, CA, US)

A method for altering polymer properties for the molding of parts comprises exposing, to a scission-causing stressor, a region of a polymer form. The scission-causing stressor is controlled to achieve, in a relatively higher molecular-weight polymer at the region, an amount of scission that results in a reduction in the molecular weight of the relatively higher molecular-weight polymer, thereby forming a relatively lower molecular-weight polymer at the region.

Dual sensor imaging system and calibration method which includes a color sensor and an infrared ray sensor to perform image alignment and brightness matching
Patent number: 11418719
Assignee: Altek Semiconductor Corp. (Hsinchu, TW)
Inventors: Shih-Yuan Peng (Hsinchu, TW), Shu-Chun Cheng (Hsinchu, TW), Hsu-Lien Huang (Taipei, TW), Yun-Chin Li (Hsinchu, TW), Kuo-Ming Lai (Hsinchu, TW)

A dual sensor imaging system and a calibration method thereof are provided. The dual sensor imaging system includes at least one color sensor, at least one infrared ray (IR) sensor, a storage device, and a processor. The processor is configured to load and execute a computer program stored in the storage device to: control the color sensor and the IR sensor to respectively capture multiple color images and multiple IR images of an imaging scene by adopting multiple capturing conditions; calculate multiple color image parameters of the color image captured under each capturing condition and multiple IR image parameters of the IR image captured under each capturing condition to be used to calculate a difference between a brightness of the color image and a brightness of the IR image; and determine an exposure setting suitable for the color sensor and the IR sensor according to the calculated difference.

Patent number: 20220218893
Inventors: David NAZZARO (Groveland, MA, US)

A novel embodiment of a pump system, for example, of the type that would be used in a wearable drug delivery system, comprises dual linear-actuated plungers disposed in a pump chamber. The plungers are coupled to a leadscrew having both left-hand and right-hand threads such that rotation of leadscrew in a first direction moves the plungers together and rotation of leadscrew in a second, opposite direction moves the plungers apart. Movement of the plungers away from each other draws one or more doses of a liquid drug from a reservoir into the pump chamber, while movement of the plungers together forces liquid drug to a patient interface for delivery to the patient.

Device for injecting a fluid into an exhaust pipe and associated exhaust system
Patent number: 11408315

The device for injecting a fluid into an exhaust pipe comprises a fluid reservoir, an enclosure delimiting a fluid heating chamber, and a first injection system configured to inject the fluid from the reservoir into the heating chamber. At least one heating element extends at least partially into the heating chamber and is intended to be in contact with the fluid, with the at least one heating element being configured to heat the fluid. A second injection system is configured to inject the heated fluid from the heating chamber into the exhaust pipe.

Patent number: 20220215564
Inventors: Samuel Sunarjo (San Diego, CA, US), Gokce Dane (San Diego, CA, US), Ashar Ali (San Diego, CA, US), Upal Mahbub (San Diego, CA, US)

Systems and techniques are provided for registering three-dimensional (3D) images to deformable models. An example method can include determining, based on an image of a target and associated depth information, a 3D mesh of the target; determining different sets of rotation and translation parameters based on modifications to rotation and translation parameters of the 3D mesh; generating, based on the different sets of rotation and translation parameters, different 3D meshes having different orientations, different poses, and/or different alignments relative to the target; determining different sets of model parameters associated with the different 3D meshes, based on modifications to the different sets of rotation and translation parameters; generating, based on the different sets of model parameters, different additional 3D meshes having different orientations, different poses, and/or different alignments relative to the target; and selecting a final 3D mesh of the target from the different additional 3D meshes.

Electrode-based reformer for solid oxide electrochemical devices
Patent number: 11417903
Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc. (Franklin, TN)
Inventors: Mohammed Hussain Abdul Jabbar (Farmington Hills, MI, US)

An anode layer for a solid oxide electrochemical device comprises a metal support structure having an electrolyte-facing surface and a gas distribution-facing surface, the metal support structure defining pores having a pore diameter, anode catalyst supported within the metal support structure, channels formed within the gas distribution-facing surface of the metal support structure, and a first reformer catalyst deposited onto surfaces of the metal support structure defining the channels, the first reformer catalyst having a diameter greater than the pore diameter. The anode layer can further comprise a second reformer catalyst, with the first reformer catalyst reforming a first fuel and the second reformer catalyst reforming a second fuel.

Patent number: 20220240597
Assignee: Gelmart Industries, Inc (New York, NY, US)
Inventors: Eve Bastug (North Haledon, NJ, US), Yoseph Nasser (New York, NY, US)

A sustainable bra garment that includes first and second cup portions that are formed of one or more recycled flexible materials and first and second side wing panels that extend from the first and second cup portions, respectively, and having first and second cushioning support pads formed of a bio-based foam material that is biodegradable and/or recyclable. First and second cushioning support pads are configured to be coupled with the first and second cup portions, respectively. Each of the pads is formed of an eco-friendly sustainable material, such as a sugar cane-based polymer foam material, that has hardness and density values that provide both cushioning and support to breasts of a wearer of the sustainable bra garment. The cushioning support pads may be used with a bra garment or with other garments such as swimwear and other apparel where bra support pads can be incorporated.

System and method for securing a private key transaction within blockchain
Patent number: 11392941
Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Boris Hernan Polania Castro (Cupertino, CA, US)

A system and method for securing a private key transaction within blockchain that include receiving an input for initiating a financial transaction between a sender and a recipient. The system and method also include processing a secure wallet that includes transaction data associated with the financial transaction. The system and method additionally include generating a private key for the sender and a private key for the recipient. The system and method further include communicating the transaction data to complete the financial transaction using the blockchain.

Image forming apparatus
Patent number: 11386312
Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc. (JP)
Inventors: Yuki FUKASAWA (Osaka, JP), Atsushi Kimura (Osaka, JP), Shin Ishikawa (Osaka, JP), Hikaru Miyaji (Osaka, JP), KOSUKE NAKAJIMA (Osaka, JP), Yosuke Morishita (Osaka, JP), Masaaki Nishihara (Osaka, JP)

An image forming apparatus includes a print engine, a sheet transportation unit, an optical sensor, and an image processing unit. The print engine is configured to physically print an image to be printed on a print sheet. The sheet transportation unit is configured to transport the print sheet along a predetermined transportation path. The optical sensor is arranged so as to face the transportation path, and configured to detect a color of a test chart on a colored print sheet transported along the transportation path. The image processing unit is configured to perform color correction of the image to be printed on the colored print sheet, on the basis of the detected color of the test chart on the colored print sheet so as to restrain color change of the image due to a surface color of the colored print sheet.

Image forming apparatus
Patent number: 11407602
Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (Osaka, JP)
Inventors: Koji Tanio (Osaka, JP)

An image forming apparatus includes a sheet feed cassette. The sheet feed cassette has a cylinder lock having a cylinder, and a turning unit coupled to the cylinder to be rotatable integrally with the cylinder. A switch switching part of the turning unit is configured to switch a power switch such that the power switch is in an ON state when an inner cylinder of the cylinder lock is at an unlocked position, and the power switch is in an OFF state when the inner cylinder is at a locked position. A cassette locking part of the turning unit is configured to place a sheet feed cassette of a standard sheet feeder in an unlocked state when the inner cylinder of the cylinder lock is at the unlocked position and place the sheet feed cassette in a locked state when the inner cylinder is at the locked position.

Drive circuit, driving method thereof and display device
Patent number: 11373583
Assignee: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd. (Beijing, CN)
Inventors: Ming Yang (Beijing, CN), Ning Cong (Beijing, CN), Minghua Xuan (Beijing, CN), Can Zhang (Beijing, CN), Xiaochuan Chen (Beijing, CN), Can Wang (Beijing, CN), Han Yue (Beijing, CN), Jiao ZHAO (Beijing, CN), Angran ZHANG (Beijing, CN)

Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a drive circuit, a driving method thereof and a display device. The drive circuit includes: a current control circuit, configured to provide a drive signal to a device to be driven according to a signal of a data signal terminal; a first transistor, electrically connected between the current control circuit and the device to be driven; and a duration control circuit, electrically connected with a gate of the first transistor, and configured to provide a light-emitting duration modulating signal to the gate of the first transistor according to a combined action of signals of a scanning signal terminal, a light-emitting control signal terminal, a duration control signal terminal and a reference voltage signal terminal, to control a conduction duration of the first transistor.

Molecularly Resilient And High-Energy Transferrable Composite Materials And Methods Of Reinforcing Substrates With The Same
Patent number: 20220213257
Inventors: Thomas Attard (Gold Canyon, AL, US)

A molecularly resilient and high-energy transferable material and method of reinforcing and strengthening substrates with the same. The material includes aliphatic polyurea moieties coated on the surface of a pre-curing or curing epoxy, that may or may not compose a fiber reinforced epoxy (F/E) layer, constituting an isophorone diisocyanate amine (IDA) epoxy-surface modification (reaction) to form an interfacial epoxy-polyurea hybridized-matrix (IEPM) material between the epoxy (that may reside on an F/E layer) and a cured polyurea layer. Through its unique set of molecular vibrational properties, which are designed into the IEPM by controlling the thermodynamic IPA reaction, the chemically bonded and molecularly resilient (regenerative) IEPM material incorporates significant fracture toughness, loss modulus (material damping), and reduced elastic modulus into structural substrates and high-tenacity fibers to which it is adhered.

System and method for application environment migration
Patent number: 11385882
Inventors: Chirodip PAL (Chennai, IN), Natarajan GANAPATHI (Chennai, IN), Meenakshisundaram PADMANABAN (Chennai, IN)

A method of application environment migration assesses a source application code of a source application environment, ascertains a quantum change for migrating the source application code to a target application code and forecasts an assessment statistic (302) that provides at least one functional readiness (304) and a timeline (306) to complete the migration of the source application code. Further, scans the source application code for identifying a business logic and generates a re-factored code for the source application code by breaking the source application code into macro-services (426a, . . . , 426n) and repackaging the macro-services (426a, . . . , 426n) in accordance with the target application code while retaining the business logic. Thereby, updating components of the source application environment as per the forecasted assessment statistic (302) and the re-factored code, and migrating to the target application environment while re-platforming the updated components and the re-factored code of the source application environment.

Flexible battery assembly and method for manufacturing the same
Patent number: 11417890
Assignee: Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited. (Shenzhen, CN), QING DING PRECISION ELECTRONICS (HUAIAN) CO., LTD (Huai an, CN)
Inventors: Xian-Qin Hu (Shenzhen, CN), HSIAO-TING HSU (New Taipei, TW)

A flexible battery assembly includes a positive plate, a first filling film, a separator, a second filling film, and a negative plate stacked in order. The positive plate includes a first insulating layer, spaced first current collectors, and a positive electrode active layer. The negative plate includes a second insulating layer, spaced second current collectors, and a negative electrode active layer. Each first current collector corresponds to one second current collector. The first filling film comprises first openings each corresponding to one first current collector, and the first current collectors are embedded in the first openings. The second filling film comprises second openings each corresponding to one second current collector, and the second current collectors are embedded in the second openings. An electrolyte is sealed in the first openings and the second openings. A method for manufacturing such flexible battery assembly is also disclosed.

Patent number: 20220255907
Inventors: Anchika Agarwal (Singapore, SG), Pushpinder Singh (Sirsa, IN)

There are provided systems and methods for a database synchronization system in networked zones using blockchain. An electronic service provider may maintain data stores across different zones that may need to synchronize data across these zones. As such, the subject technology provides for data storage using interplanetary file system (IPFS) technology according to some embodiments with blockchain technology to create a secure and reliable data synchronization system. IPFS may be implemented as a data storage layer and blockchain as a transaction management system, where the IPFS address of data files and synchronization points are stored in a distributed ledger. Integration of the IPFS network with a fabric network can enhance IPFS with the fabric network to create a more secure file sharing platform to improve the transfer of data and database synchronization between different zones.

Patent number: 20220255421
Inventors: Bora Novakovic (Thiensville, WI, US), Jatinkumar K. Patel (Thiensville, WI, US), Rangarajan M. Tallam (Germantown, WI), Robert W. Reese (Germantown, WI, US)

A switch mode power supply includes a bootstrap circuit, control circuits, and an auxiliary winding coupled to the bootstrap circuit and configured to supply power to the control circuits after startup of the power supply. The bootstrap circuit is configured to supply power to the control circuits during startup and includes an isolation circuit to limit current flow between the starting capacitor and the control circuits while the starting capacitor is charged to a starting voltage by the high voltage input. During the initial charge of the starting capacitor, the control circuits do not have power to provide the initial functionality of the power supply. Once the starting capacitor is charged to the starting voltage, the isolation circuit is activated to allow current flow that powers the control circuits during the remainder of the startup until the auxiliary winding is able to power the control circuits.

System and method for the transfer of content between devices
Patent number: 11394806
Assignee: Arris Enterprises Llc (Suwanee, GA)
Inventors: Albert F. ELCOCK (West Chester, PA, US), Anurag Sharma (Bangalore, IN), Richard MOORE, JR. (Harleysville, PA, US)

An exemplary method and computing device for receiving a user input and determining whether the user input is a casting action for outputting content from the client device to one or more target devices. The computing device at least one target device of the one or more target devices that is eligible to output the content and identifies content source information associated with the content to be output by the at least one identified target device. One or more content output instructions are generated for outputting the content to the at least one identified target device. The computing device sends the one or more content output instructions to the at least one identified target device over a wireless connection.

Air spring gaiters with floating ring
Patent number: 11401994
Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI)
Inventors: Sunny Makkar (Troy, MI, US), Joseph Jerisk (Grand Blanc, MI, US), Garrett Mark Pniewski (Bloomfield Hills, MI, US)

An assembly for an air spring includes an outer gaiter defined in part by an interior portion, an inner gaiter defined in part by an exterior portion, at least one floating ring extending from a first floating ring end to a second floating ring end, the first floating ring end coupled with the inner gaiter and the second floating ring end is coupled with the outer gaiter, where the at least one floating ring allows the outer gaiter to move relative to the inner gaiter.

Data management between local client and cloud based application
Patent number: 11394654
Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (Publ) (Stockholm, SE)
Inventors: Suman Banerjee (Madison, WI), Alok Sharma (Sarasato, FL, US)

A method includes establishing a communication link between a communication interface of a first computing device and a virtual machine executed by a second computing device, receiving an available bandwidth parameter associated with the communication link, receiving link characteristic data associated with the communication interface, and configuring a characteristic of the communication link based on the available bandwidth parameter and the link characteristic data. A system includes a first computing device including a communication interface and executing a policy manager and a second computing device executing a virtual machine. The policy manager is to receive an available bandwidth parameter associated with the communication link, receive link characteristic data associated with the communication interface, and configure a characteristic of the communication link based on the available bandwidth parameter and the link characteristic data.

Patent number: 20220230223
Inventors: Thomas Berry Jones (Seattle, WA, US), Emily Xiaoyun Hua (Mountain View, CA, US), Nishant Agrawal (Sunnyvale, CA, US)

Systems and method are provided for AI-based product recommendation generation. One method includes, predicting, using a model, a plurality of recommended products, by determining a time span associated with a user identifier; retrieving at least one query submitted by a user associated with the user identifier during the time span; extracting attributes; determining a product category based on the extracted attributes; generating a list of products based on the determined product category; generating a list of recommended products based on the generated list of products; and modifying a user interface element associated with a webpage to include the generated list of recommended products.

Fastener arrangement for rotating group of turbomachine
Patent number: 11401942
Assignee: Garrett Transportation I Inc (Torrance, CA, US)
Inventors: Brent Donato (Torrance, CA, US), Luca Tabacchi (Redondo Beach, CA, US), Ryoken Matsuzaki (Torrance, CA, US)

A turbomachine includes a housing and a rotating group that is supported for rotation about an axis within the housing. The rotating group includes a rotor shaft, a wheel, and a fastener that clamps the wheel to the rotor shaft. The fastener is unitary and includes a head and a shank. The shank includes a piloting feature on an arcuate surface that faces radially outward with respect to the axis. The shank is received in the wheel and is attached to the rotor shaft with the piloting feature being piloted to an arcuate inner radial surface of the wheel. The head abuts an axial surface of the wheel for axially clamping the wheel to the rotor shaft.

Patent number: 20220221108
Inventors: Antonio Corcoles-Gonzalez (Mount Kisco, NY, US), Patryk Gumann (Tarrytown, NY, US), Jerry M. Chow (Scarsdale, NY, US)

Techniques facilitating multiple cryogenic systems sectioned within a common vacuum space are provided. In one example, a cryostat can comprise a plurality of thermal stages and a thermal switch. The plurality of thermal stages can intervene between a 4-Kelvin (K) stage and a Cold Plate stage. The plurality of thermal stages can include a Still stage and an intermediate thermal stage that can be directly coupled mechanically to the Still stage via a support rod. The thermal switch can be coupled to the intermediate thermal stage and an adjacent thermal stage. The thermal switch can facilitate modifying a thermal profile of the cryostat by providing a switchable thermal path between the intermediate thermal stage and the adjacent thermal stage.

Patent number: 20220241085
Inventors: Bret Michael Berry (Tallahassee, FL, US)

An implant is disclosed. The implant has a base including an extension arm cavity and a ratchet block cavity that intersects the extension arm cavity, an extension arm that is movably disposed in the extension arm cavity, and a ratchet block that is movably disposed between a first position and a second position in the ratchet block cavity. The ratchet block when disposed in the first position allows movement of the extension arm in an upward direction out of the extension arm cavity and blocks movement of the extension arm in a downward direction into the extension arm cavity. The ratchet block when disposed in the second position allows movement of the extension arm both in the upward direction out of the extension arm cavity and the downward direction into the extension arm cavity.

Method and apparatus for multiplexing partial CSI
Patent number: 11387884
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
Inventors: Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX), Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX)

A method for operating a UE for CSI reporting comprises receiving configuration information for a CSI report, where the configuration information configures a PMI codebook and partitions the PMI codebook into first and second PMI subsets respectively indicating first and second subsets of a set of components S to represent N.sub.3 precoding matrices; determining, based on the configuration information, the CSI report comprising first and second CSI parts, the second CSI part including the second PMI subset and partitioned into N groups; selecting M groups from the N groups of the second CSI part based on a resource allocation for transmission of UCI, where M ∈ {1, . . . , N}; and transmitting, over an UL channel, the UCI including a first UCI part and a second UCI part, the first UCI part including the first CSI part and the second UCI part including the M groups from the N groups of the second CSI part.

Patent number: 20220248442
Inventors: Arnaud Meylan (San Diego, CA), Sitaramanjaneyulu Kanamarlapudi (San Diego, CA, US), Vishal DALMIYA (San Diego, CA, US), Kuo-Chun Lee (San Diego, CA), Shailesh Maheshwari (San Diego, CA), Vaishakh RAO (San Diego, CA, US), Arun Prasanth BALASUBRAMANIAN (San Diego, CA, US), Subashini KRISHNAMURTHY (San Diego, CA, US), Leena Zacharias (San Jose, CA), Sivashankar SEKAR (Hyderabad, IN), Saket BATHWAL (Hyderabad, IN), Liangchi Hsu (San Diego, CA), Raghuveer Ramakrishna Sriniva Tarimala (Hyderabad, IN)

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may receive, from a base station, a control message indicating a resource configuration for uplink and downlink transmissions. The UE may determine an uplink buffer threshold for a modem buffer of the UE based on the resource configuration. The UE may transmit, to the base station, a feedback request message requesting that the base station provide feedback for at least one previously transmitted uplink packet based on a comparison of an amount of previously transmitted uplink data and scheduled uplink data stored in the modem buffer relative to the uplink buffer threshold. The UE may receive, based on transmitting the feedback request message, a feedback response message corresponding to a first previously transmitted uplink packet of the at least one previously transmitted uplink packet.

Motor assembly for driving a pump or rotary device with a low inductance resistor for a matrix converter
Patent number: 11394264
Assignee: Itt Manufacturing Enterprises Llc (Wilmington, DE)
Inventors: Dean P. Williams (Moravia, NY, US), Lee Empringham (Beeston, GB), Liliana Vittoria De Lillo (Beeston, GB)

A resistor assembly for a motor drive circuit for an electric motor assembly can have a generally circular shape. The resistor assembly includes a resistor with input and output connectors and a pair of conductor elements extending from the input and output connectors. The pair of conductor elements extend adjacent each other along a curved serpentine path so the resistor has a generally circular outer perimeter and a generally circular inner perimeter. The curved serpentine path of the pair of conductor elements allows current to flow through the pair of conductor elements so that magnetic fields generated by the current flow through the pair of conductor elements cancel each other, thereby providing the resistor with low inductance.

Patent number: 20220233351

A contact lens applicator for applying a contact lens to an eye of a user includes a base member, a stand, and a lens holder. The base member includes an inner surface and retaining walls. The stand includes a first end, a second end, at least one leg, and a passageway. The lens holder includes a handle, a cup, and a passageway. The first end of the stand removably engages with the handle of the lens holder. The second end of the stand removably engages with the base member. The cup of the lens holder is configured to hold a contact lens. When the lens holder and the stand are removably engaged with the base member, the passageway of the stand and the passageway of the lens holder align above the base member, allowing natural light to pass through the passageways of the stand and the lens holder.

Patent number: 20220212153
Inventors: Soojung OH (Yongin-is, KR), Jin NAM (Yongin-si, KR), Jeongin LEE (Yongin-si, KR)

According to an aspect of this disclosure, there is provided a fluid processing apparatus including: a housing with a space formed therein; a fluid receiving part removably coupled to the housing and receiving a fluid therein; and a conveying part accommodated in the space of the housing and coupled to the fluid receiving part to be in fluid communication therewith, wherein the conveying part includes: a pump member coupled to the fluid receiving part and providing a conveying force to the fluid; and a mixing nozzle which is in communication with the pump member, and into which the fluid flows after having passed through the pump member.

Semiconductor device
Patent number: 11392478
Assignee: Kioxia Corporation (Minato-ku, JP)
Inventors: Masashi NIIMURA (Yokohama, JP), Kenshi Fukuda (Kamakura, JP)

A semiconductor device capable of monitoring a connection state of a terminal on a semiconductor chip includes a selector configured to acquire terminal levels of a plurality of respective terminals on the semiconductor chip to which an inspection pattern is inputted based on a detection signal, a memory configured to store latch data based on a chip address which identifies the semiconductor chip and a plurality of the terminal levels corresponding to the plurality of terminals based on the detection signal, an output circuit configured to read a plurality of pieces of latch data from the memory based on the detection signal and to output the plurality of pieces of latch data, and a timing control circuit configured to generate the detection signal by detecting an edge of a clock inputted during an inspection mode and configured to activate the selector, the memory, and the output circuit.

Apparatuses and methods for managing tasks in accordance with alertness levels and thresholds
Patent number: 11412969
Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA, US)
Inventors: James Pratt (Round Rock, TX), Nigel Bradley (Canton, GA, US), Eric Zavesky (Austin, TX)

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data from a plurality of sensors at a first point in time, analyzing the data to identify a first level of alertness of a user, predicting a second level of alertness that is required by the user to operate a machine at a second point in time that is subsequent to the first point in time, comparing the first level of alertness to the second level of alertness to generate a first comparison result, identifying a first type of a first notification based on the first comparison result, identifying a third point in time to provide the first notification based on the first comparison result, wherein the third point in time is subsequent to the first point in time and prior to the second point in time, and providing the first notification at the third point in time. Other embodiments are disclosed.