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Michael P DeLisio Jr, Blythe C Deckman, Jason W May: Systems and methods for differential dipole-based waveguide power combining. Mission Microwave Technologies, Christopher P Maiorana PC, January 8, 2019: US10177455

A power combiner system for use in a single-mode waveguide includes an input waveguide, an output waveguide, at least one power amplifier module that includes a plurality of amplifiers, and at least one input dipole antenna extending into the input waveguide. Each input dipole antenna includes two i ...


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Chien Hsiang Huang: Battery mounting device for an electric all terrain vehicle or an electric utility vehicle. Alan D Kamrath, Kamrath IP Lawfirm P A, January 8, 2019: US10173512

A battery mounting device includes a body having a frame with a connecting portion. The connecting portion includes at least one positioning portion. An elevating seat is mounted to the frame and is movable between a mounting position and a replacement position lower than the mounting position. The ...


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Robert E Smith III, Timothy Goggans, Frank Harold Hollister: Subsea BOP control system with dual-action check valve. National Coupling Company, Blank Rome, January 8, 2019: US10174857

A subsea hydraulic system comprises a dual (or dual action) check valve on a port for connection to a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The check valve provides backpressure to flow in either direction. This keeps hydraulic fluid in the hydraulic system, and seawater out. If flow needs to return to t ...


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Wissam Elias Kai: System and method for locating a communication device. Michael D Eisenberg, January 8, 2019: US10178510

A plurality of communication devices are configured for communicating with the server via the internet. Each communication device is configured for communicating with other communication devices, via short range signals. At least a property of the received short range signals is measured and convert ...


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Marco Pasotti, Marcella Carissimi, Vikas Rana: Memory device including decoder for a program pulse and related methods. STMicroelectronics International, STMicroelectronics S r l, Slater Matsil, January 8, 2019: US10176869

A method is provided for operating a memory device that includes an array of memory cells coupled to a plurality of bitlines. A memory cell is selected from among the array of memory cells. The selected memory cell is coupled to a selected bitline. During a program operation, a program current pulse ...


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Keith J Hanna, Hector T Hoyos: Compact biometric acquisition system and method. Eyelock, Foley & Lardner, January 8, 2019: US10176373

A method of determining the identity of a subject while the subject is walking or being transported in an essentially straight direction is disclosed, the two dimensional profile of the subject walking or being transported along forming a three dimensional swept volume, without requiring the subject ...


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Kevin Osborn, James Zarakas, Saleem Sangi, Jeffrey Rule: System and apparatus for encrypted data collection using RFID cards. CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, Hunton Andrews Kurth, January 8, 2019: US10176418

A secure smart card is described. The smart card can include a processor, a memory and a transceiver. The smart card can communicate with various terminals and store a digital signature and other information on the card. Another terminal can validate the information stored on the smart card using th ...


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Yi Wen Huang: Light emitting device driver circuit and control method thereof. RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Tung & Associates, January 8, 2019: US10178721

A light emitting device driver circuit drives a light emitting circuit. The light emitting device driver circuit includes a switching power supply circuit and a current regulator circuit. The current regulator circuit includes a multi-level DC current control circuit, which individually determines w ...


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Jianhua Li, Michael J Link: Tape drive with metal oxide interface between tape and tape head. Oracle International Corporation, Invoke, January 8, 2019: US10176828

A tape head is provided for use with a tape drive that is configured to receive a length of tape. The tape head includes a head body including at least one head element for performing read and/or write operations on the tape, and a protective layer extending over at least a portion of the head body ...