Patents Examined by An T Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10440601
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of controlling a mobile communication network, the method comprising, an uplink controlling entity, in response to reception quality measurement reports sent by a plurality of reception points within the mobile communication network following a transmission of data by a user equipment device, the reception quality measurement reports being responsive to the reception of the transmission, configuring the reception points within the mobile communication network such that each of the multiple reception points is configured to exhibit a participation behavior with respect to at least one of subsequent measurement reporting and payload reporting with regard to transmissions from the user equipment device, the participation behavior being dependent on the reception quality measurement report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: IPCom GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Hans, Maik Bienas, Andreas Schmidt, Achim Luft
  • Patent number: 10440211
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is configured to execute first image data process, second image data process, a first storing process to store process combination information including a first default parameter and a second default parameter, and a combination process. The combination process includes a first obtaining process of obtaining an alternative parameter including at least one of a first alternative parameter and a second alternative parameter, a first combination execution process of executing the first image data process in accordance with the first alternative parameter when the first alternative parameter is obtained, and a second combination execution process of executing the second image data process in accordance with the second alternative parameter when the second alternative parameter is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10440741
    Abstract: A method that carries out uplink multiple access while reducing complexity in processing accompanying exchange of control information. A terminal device that performs uplink multiple access communication includes a reception unit that receives a frame including first uplink multiple access information, and a transmission unit that transmits a frame including second uplink multiple access information based on the frame including the first uplink multiple access information, and further, after standby of a predetermined period, initiates the uplink multiple access communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoki Yoshimura, Hiromichi Tomeba, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10440714
    Abstract: A frequency domain resource configuration method and apparatus, the method including obtaining, by a base station, a first frequency hopping parameter set of UE in N sub-bands, where the N sub-bands have a mapping relationship with a frequency hopping pattern that is indicated by the first frequency hopping parameter set, where the sub-band is a length of consecutive frequency domain resources in a system bandwidth, and where N?1, and further including sending, by the base station, first configuration information to the UE, where the first configuration information includes sub-band identifiers of the N sub-bands and the first frequency hopping parameter set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhuan Xia, Brian Classon, Matthew William Webb
  • Patent number: 10440232
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image processing section and an image forming section. The image processing section corrects, on the basis of pieces of image data, a pixel value corresponding to an auxiliary color developer in a first pixel and thereby causes a developer amount in the first pixel to fall within a predetermined range. The pieces of image data correspond to respective developers including one or more basic color developers that configure an image and the auxiliary color developer. The developer amount in the first pixel is a total amount of the one or more basic color developers and the auxiliary color developer in the first pixel when the one or more basic color developers and the auxiliary color developer are disposed on each other. The image forming section forms an image on a transfer print medium on the basis of the pieces of processed image data processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10440274
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is capable of imaging with the use of an illumination apparatus including a flash unit capable of changing a radiation direction, and includes: a photometry unit; a display unit that displays information about a result of photometry using the photometry unit; and a display control unit that executes a control related to display on the display unit, wherein when the illumination apparatus is performing a first operation of multiple emissions by the flash unit while changing automatically the radiation direction of the flash unit to a plurality of different directions, the display control unit performs a control so as not to display the information about the photometry result on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuta Masuda
  • Patent number: 10440233
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates color conversion data in which first color component values in a first color space are associated with second color component values in a second color space. The apparatus executes determining a reference curve that takes a maximum value in the second color space among curves representing gradations of color components in the first color space; determining interpolation guide curves that represent a maximum gradation and a minimum gradation of a color component to be interpolated in the first color space; executing colorimetry on color patches corresponding to second color component values in the reference and interpolation guide curves; interpolating second color component values not included in the reference and interpolation guide curves, based on the second color component values obtained by the colorimetry; and generating the color conversion data by using the second color component values obtained by the colorimetry and the interpolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Fukase
  • Patent number: 10440194
    Abstract: First representative pixel data is a maximum amount of light, when a light source is turned off. Second representative pixel data and third representative pixel data respectively represent a minimum amount of light and a maximum amount of light for a conspicuous channel to which a piece of data representing an amount of light smaller than an amount of light corresponding to a first threshold belongs. In an image reading device, a determination device, when the third representative pixel data represents an amount of light that is equal to or larger than an amount of light corresponding to at least a second threshold corresponding to the first representative pixel data, or a third threshold corresponding to the second representative pixel data and the first representative pixel data, determines that a device state is defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Shimatani
  • Patent number: 10440089
    Abstract: A system and method enable the modification of software data queries for the purpose of overcoming the problem of large, cumbersome data queries. The method and system presented includes a client device, which may split a software data query into segments representing a fraction of the original query size, and submit the divided data query to a remote server. The division of the initial query may continue until the query size is usable by the remote server. The remote server may receive the segmented query, and transmit database records associated with the fields in the divided query to the client device. Further segments of the divided query may be transmitted until the full query has been transmitted to the remote server. The divided queries may include date time stamp bounds to determine the desired database records. A computing device created specifically for the above-listed tasks may be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Banister, William Dubberley
  • Patent number: 10434369
    Abstract: A system and method of using an exercise system having a resistance structure of handles connected to cables, which cables are connected to at least one pneumatic cylinder that creates resistance, wherein the resistance is adjusted by the user via actuators in the handles, so that the user does not need to release the handles to adjust the resistance. The system is typically supported by a frame to surround the user, and the pneumatic cylinder may be connected to an equalizing tank that may be housed within or integrated into the frame. The system may include a monitor to visually display system parameters and other information to the user. The system may calculate resistance and work done by the user by measuring piston displacement and speed, as well as using accelerometers or other devices integrated into the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FLEXLINE FITNESS, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon Kennington
  • Patent number: 10436307
    Abstract: An axle housing for a vehicle is provided. The axle housing includes a polymeric composite body. The polymeric composite body includes a polymer and a plurality of reinforcing fibers. The polymeric composite body has a modulus of greater than or equal to about 10 GPa. The polymeric composite body defines an inner surface and at least one bearing region. The inner surface defines an interior cavity. The interior cavity is configured to receive an internal gear set including a bearing. The at least one bearing region includes a bore. The at least one bearing region is configured to be disposed around the bearing of the internal gear set. The axle housing may unibody, such that a body portion is free of joints or seams, or it may include multiple pieces. Methods of manufacturing composite axle housings are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Bradley A. Newcomb, Hamid G. Kia
  • Patent number: 10434427
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to swing systems and methods of using same. In particular, the present disclosure is directed to swing propulsion systems including a belt device and a handheld swing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MO Joy Products, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary A. Schaefer, David J. Ponder, Justin D. Allsup, Robert W. Beckmann
  • Patent number: 10433925
    Abstract: A sterile barrier is provided for use with a surgical robotic system. The sterile barrier can include a housing configured to mate with a tool driver mated to a robotic arm and to removably receive a surgical tool. The housing of the sterile barrier has a sterile flexible fabric extending therefrom such that the housing and the flexible fabric are formed in more than one plane and define a sterile side on which the surgical tool is disposed and a non-sterile side on which the tool driver and the robotic arm are disposed. The housing has an opening for receiving the surgical tool. The housing can have at least one electrical contact configured to operably mate with at least one complementary electrical contact on at least one of the tool driver and the robotic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 10434434
    Abstract: A bubble generating device has a bubble generating assembly positioned adjacent a front opening. The bubble generating assembly has a support frame having a stationary wiping element, and a plurality of bubble wands coupled to the support frame for rotation in a manner where each of the plurality of bubble wands individually wipes across the wiping element at the location of the opening. A motor is positioned inside the housing and has a fan that is directed to blow air towards the front opening. Bubble solution is delivered from a container to the wiping element. A link assembly couples the motor and the support ring in a manner in which actuation of the trigger causes the support ring to be rotated so that each of the plurality of bubble wands is wiped across the wiping element and then positioned in front of the fan to receive air blown by the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Placo Bubbles Limited
    Inventor: Douglas Thai
  • Patent number: 10434350
    Abstract: A trampoline comprising a trampoline frame having legs. The trampoline frame has a trampoline frame horizontal portion. A trampoline bed is suspended across the trampoline frame horizontal portion. Springs extend between the trampoline frame and trampoline bed. An enclosure is connected to the trampoline frame. The enclosure has an enclosure upper support. The enclosure supports an enclosure net. A pad system covers the springs. The pad system includes a wall pad extending upwardly from the springs and terminating at a pad system apex. The pad system further includes a buttress pad connected to the pad system apex at an apex angle from the wall pad, which is defined as an angle between a wall pad outside surface and the buttress pad. The buttress pad extends downwardly to cover at least partially the trampoline frame horizontal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Samuel Chen
  • Patent number: 10434738
    Abstract: A waste compaction system for a vehicle includes a moveable trolley for storing waste, and a docking station integratable into a cabin monument for inserting the trolley. The trolley includes a housing having an opening for inserting waste, a vacuum waste compacting mechanism inside the housing and a first suction port accessible from outside the housing, the first suction port being couplable with the vacuum waste compacting mechanism. The docking station and the trolley are adapted to each other such that the trolley is engageable with the docking station, and wherein the docking station includes a second suction port couplable with a suction line in the vehicle and the first suction port. Resultantly, a lightweight and efficient waste compaction system is provided, which allows moving the trolley for collecting waste inside a cabin of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Schliwa, Marc Spille
  • Patent number: 10434574
    Abstract: A gas collecting mechanism installed in the laminating and shaping apparatus has a partition section extending from a ceiling section of the chamber along a second wall surface with a predetermined interval therebetween, a first gas collecting port formed in the partition section, a suction apparatus installed in the first gas collecting port, a first gas guide space section formed between the partition section and the second wall surface, a first duct communicating with the first gas guide space section and installed on the ceiling section, a second gas collecting port formed on the ceiling section adjacent to the second wall surface, and a second duct communicating with the second gas collecting port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sodick Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Kawada, Shuji Okazaki
  • Patent number: D862241
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Helen Calle-Lin
  • Patent number: D862244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GUERLAIN
    Inventors: S├ębastien Servaire, Thomas Chouvaeff
  • Patent number: D862514
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventor: Ferdinand Y. Laurino