Patents Examined by A. Evans
  • Patent number: 10855751
    Abstract: A transcoding service is described that is capable of transcoding or otherwise processing content, such as video, audio or multimedia content, by utilizing one or more pipelines. A pipeline can enable a user to submit transcoding jobs (or other processing jobs) into an available pipeline, where a transcoding service (or other such service) assigns one or more computing resources to process the jobs received to each pipeline. The transcoding service and the pipelines can be provided by at least one service provider (e.g., a cloud computing provider) or other such entity to a plurality of customers. A service provider can also provide the computing resources (e.g., servers, virtual machines, etc.) used to process the transcoding jobs from the pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Corley, David Idris Alexander Sayed, Christopher Neil Hawes, Bradley Eugene Marshall, James J. Carrig, Jeffrey Paul Ramsden
  • Patent number: 10852153
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle, which is configured to be autonomously driven, includes determining a learned route based on a driving route that the vehicle has driven in a manual mode from a starting location to an ending location, driving the vehicle along the learned route in an autonomous mode, detecting a parking space based on driving the vehicle along the learned route in the autonomous mode, and based on a detection of the parking space in the learned route, parking the vehicle in the detected parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ho Yun, Junghee Park, Boyoung Jeong, Soonhong Jung
  • Patent number: 10854222
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic recording and reproducing device includes a magnetic flux control layer provided between a main magnetic pole and an auxiliary magnetic pole, and a protective layer provided on an ABS of the auxiliary magnetic pole. The magnetic flux control layer includes an adjustment layer formed of a magnetic material including one of Fe, Co or Ni and is provided between a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer, and generates a spin torque and inverts a direction of magnetization in the adjustment layer, when current is supplied. A voltage Vb applied to the magnetic flux control layer is lower than a voltage Vba represented by an expression (1), Vba=Vb0?a×1/log(t)×log(RH)×log(PO2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Tomoda, Kaori Kimura, Akihiko Takeo
  • Patent number: 10851948
    Abstract: The invention relates to an LED module (1) for a luminaire (2) comprising at least one LED carrier (3) and a plurality of LEDs (4) (light-emitting diodes) arranged on this LED carrier. In particular, the number and the color of the LEDs (4) are selected to emit a total light emission spectrum (6) being composed of individual light emission spectra (5) of each LED. The invention further relates to a luminaire (2) comprising a luminaire housing (10), at least one LED module (1) arranged as light source (13) in the luminaire housing (10), a light emergence opening (11) formed in the luminaire housing (10), and a glare-limiting device (12) assigned in particular to the light emergence opening (11), as well as to a method for influencing a light spectrum of a light source (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Protection Systems IP GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Burmeister, Lisa Morr
  • Patent number: 10854569
    Abstract: A package structure including at least one semiconductor die, an insulating encapsulant, an insulating layer, conductive pillars, a dummy pillar, a first seed layer and a redistribution layer is provided. The semiconductor die has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The insulating encapsulant is encapsulating the semiconductor die. The insulating layer is disposed on the first surface of the semiconductor die and on the insulating encapsulant. The conductive pillars are located on the semiconductor die. The dummy pillar is located on the insulating encapsulant. The first seed layer is embedded in the insulating layer, wherein the first seed layer is located in between the conductive pillars and the semiconductor die, and located in between the dummy pillar and the insulating encapsulant. The redistribution layer is disposed over the insulating layer and is electrically connected to the semiconductor die through the conductive pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Chen, Hung-Jui Kuo, Yu-Hsiang Hu, Sih-Hao Liao, Po-Han Wang
  • Patent number: 10850758
    Abstract: A telescoping cart apparatus and method consists of a carrier configured to include receptacles for carrying cleaning materials. A carry handle is connected with the carrier where the carry handle is connected across the middle of the carrier. A divider is connected beneath the carry handle and is connected with the carrier such that the divider creates two separate sections of the carrier. Telescoping support legs are connected with the carrier where the telescoping support legs are adjustable from a retracted position within the carrier to an extended position outside of the carrier. An extendable adjustment handle is connected with the carrier. A button in the carry handle where the button is connected with the telescoping support legs for adjusting the positions of the telescoping support legs and wheels connected with the telescoping support legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Cara Patrice Griffith
  • Patent number: 10854236
    Abstract: At least one jack screw from a tape deck base may be removed. The tape deck base may be below a rigid support base that includes a rigid support shaft in the center of the rigid support base. A piezoelectric stack may be inserted where the at least one jack screw was removed from the tape deck base. The piezoelectric stack may tilt a tape guide roller bearing in a skew direction to improve the motion of tape in a tape path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Harper, Nhan Xuan Bui
  • Patent number: 10849283
    Abstract: A single plant which comprises a differential altitude and distributed root system; a foliage system; and at least one stem connecting between said root system and said foliage system. Methods of making same. Living facade including same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Ezekiel Golan
  • Patent number: 10849487
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes a light guide to guide primary light, a conversion member to convert the primary light into secondary light, and a holder holding an exit end of the light guide and the conversion member. The holder includes an entrance portion that the primary light enters, an exit portion to emit illumination light including the secondary light, and a fixing portion fixing the conversion member between the entrance portion and the exit portion in a direction of a central axis of the primary light. The fixing portion is arranged in a planar region perpendicular to the central axis of the primary light and on an inner peripheral face of the holder. The conversion member is in contact with the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Satoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 10853396
    Abstract: A system for answering a natural language query (NLQ) directed to a database system. The system includes a query receiver receives the NLQ and models the NLQ as a tuple of entities including at least a subject entity and an intention entity. The system further includes a service discovery component and a query transformation unit. The service discovery component discovers a specific database system asset for answering the NLQ by evaluating system model descriptions of database system assets against the NLQ. The query transformation unit transforms the NLQ into a native service call for the specific database system asset, and invokes the native service call for callback of the specific database system asset to answer the NLQ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Philip Miseldine, Joerg Goeppert, Klaus Herter
  • Patent number: 10853513
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for storing files in a storage location that is associated with an image object that is displayed in a real-time view on a mobile device. Examples of an image object include physical objects and augmented objects. Display of the real-time view includes the image object as well as interfaces for interacting with the image object including creating a storage location associated with the image object. Moreover, security features may be based on using information associated with the image object to securely store the file, either locally on the mobile device or over a network (e.g., at a cloud-based location) using the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Jayaraman Ganeshmani
  • Patent number: 10849279
    Abstract: A hydroponic method of growing plants from seeds. In the method, different growth phases are carried out under different photosynthetic photon flux densities and, preferably, under specifically adjusted ratios of red, blue, green, and, optionally, yellow light to one another. In some embodiments, irrigation is achieved by the ebb and flow phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PLANTUI OY
    Inventors: Kari Vuorinen, Janne Loiske, Matti Alen
  • Patent number: 10850352
    Abstract: A friction clutch assembly for an automatic transmission, a friction clutch plate, and a method of forming a friction clutch plate are provided. The method includes providing a friction material layer for a face of the friction clutch plate and cutting the friction material layer with a laser beam to form a plurality of grooves within the friction material layer. In one version, a friction plate for the friction clutch assembly includes an annular core plate having first and second opposed faces and defining an outer edge and an inner edge. Friction material is affixed to at least one of the first and second opposed faces. The friction material defines a plurality of grooves within the friction material, each groove being bordered by friction material having a ridge. The cross-section of the ridge has a corner having a radius of curvature that is less than 300 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: John M Kremer, Huaxin Li
  • Patent number: 10850407
    Abstract: A blade assembly for a hair cutting apparatus includes a first blade having teeth extending along a first blade edge, and a second blade having teeth extending along a second blade edge. A distance between the first and second blade edges defines a blade gap. A yoke is coupled to the second blade and configured to convert motion of a drive into reciprocation of the second blade relative to the first blade to cut hair. A spring includes a spring base and at least one spring arm configured to reciprocate with the second blade. A guide assembly includes a guide and a spring retainer, the guide being positioned between the first blade and the second blade, and the spring retainer fixing the spring base relative to the first blade, wherein in response to moving the guide relative to the first blade, the blade gap changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Andis Company
    Inventor: Edwin A. Werner
  • Patent number: 10850341
    Abstract: A loading pin, for a joining device, having a first axial end portion connectable to an axial drive, and having a second axial end portion which is realized for the purpose of exerting an axial force onto a joining element in order to push the joining element into a holding device and/or in order to support the joining element axially during a joining process, wherein the loading pin comprises an axial hollow channel portion through which a joining element is guidable in an axial feed direction. The loading pin partially defines a lateral joining element feed opening, via which a joining element is feedable into the hollow channel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventors: Michael Schneider, Alexander Schug, Jochen Hain
  • Patent number: 10850418
    Abstract: A cutter is positioned at a cutting position according to a virtual coordinate system. Media is cut at the cutting position using the cutter to create a cut. The actual location of the cut in the media is detected and the virtual coordinate system is calibrated based on an offset between the cutting position and the actual cut location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Martin Urrutia Nebreda, Isabel Sanz Ananos
  • Patent number: 10850713
    Abstract: An energy module exchange system may include an enclosure with one or more storage racks configured to store and charge energy modules; an opening in the enclosure; and a robotic arm configured to retrieve the energy modules from the storage racks and pass them through an opening in the enclosure for exchange with an electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SynCells, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard O'Hora
  • Patent number: 10852333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting low-loss eigenmodes of a spherical waveguide bounded by the Earth's surface and its ionosphere are disclosed. One or more eigenmodes of the Earth-ionosphere waveguide may be computed based on a mathematical model incorporating electrical properties of the terrestrial surface and plasma physics of the ionospheric layer. A transmitter apparatus may be used transmit electrical power into the Earth-ionosphere waveguide in the form of an electromagnetic wave, which may, in turn, be detected by a receiver apparatus remote from the transmitter apparatus. A coupling strength between the transmitted electromagnetic wave and the one or more eigenmodes may be determined by measuring power received by the receiver apparatus in the detected electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Brian John Adolf
  • Patent number: 10852668
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a conveyor. The apparatus also includes a developer unit. The developer unit is to concentrate printing liquid. The developer unit also is to deliver the printing liquid to the conveyor as a thick layer on the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Nedelin, Shai Lior, Mark Sandler
  • Patent number: 10852277
    Abstract: An environmental condition may be measured with a sensor (10) including a wire (20) having an ultrasonic signal transmission characteristic that varies in response to the environmental condition by sensing ultrasonic energy propagated through the wire using multiple types of propagation, and separating an effect of temperature on the wire from an effect of strain on the wire using the sensed ultrasonic energy propagated through the wire using the multiple types of propagation. A positive feedback loop may be used to excite the wire such that strain in the wire is based upon a sensed resonant frequency, while a square wave with a controlled duty cycle may be used to excite the wire at multiple excitation frequencies. A phase matched cone (200, 210) may be used to couple ultrasonic energy between a waveguide wire (202, 212) and a transducer (204, 214).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ETEGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Oleg Lobkis, Richard A. Roth, Christopher G. Larsen, Stuart J. Shelley