US Pat. No. 10,149,418

PROTECTIVE SLEEVE WITH BONDED WIRE FILAMENTS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A method of constructing a fabric sleeve for protecting elongate members against at least one of EMI, RFI or ESD, comprising:forming a wall extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends by interlacing a plurality of filaments with one another and providing at least one of the filaments as a continuous strand of conductive wire, providing at least one of the filaments as a heat-settable nonconductive filament, and providing at least one of the filaments as a heat-fusible nonconductive filament;
at least partially embedding said at least one continuous strand of conductive wire in said at least one heat-fusible nonconductive filament;
curling the wall to bring opposite edges of the wall into overlapping relation with one another; and
applying heat to the wall to heat-set said at least one heat-settable nonconductive filament without causing said heat-settable nonconductive filament to melt and to simultaneously melt said at least one heat-fusible nonconductive filament to fix said at least one continuous strand of conductive wire against relative movement with said at least one heat fusible nonconductive filament.

US Pat. No. 10,149,042

DETECTION CIRCUIT

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method of detecting properties of an accessory removably connected to electronic circuitry via a multi-pole connector, the method comprising:applying a first current through components of the accessory connected to a first pair of poles of said multi-pole connector, such that a first voltage is generated at a first input of a comparator;
applying a second current through components of the accessory connected to a second pair of poles of said multi-pole connector, such that a second voltage is generated at a second input of the comparator;
varying one of the first and second currents such that the first voltage and the second voltage have a predetermined relationship; and
determining an impedance property of at least one of the components of the accessory from values of the first and second currents that produce the predetermined relationship between the first voltage and the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,144,059

CONTINUOUS CASTING OF LEAD ALLOY STRIP FOR HEAVY DUTY BATTERY ELECTRODES

MITEK HOLDINGS, INC., Wi...

1. A method of making an apparatus for continuously casting a lead alloy strip, the method comprising:providing a drum having an aluminum outer circumferential casting surface;
abrading the outer circumferential casting surface of the drum with an angular abrading medium thereby wearing away material from the aluminum outer circumferential casting surface of the drum to create a coarse, irregular, and non-smooth abraded casting surface configured to reduce the rate of heat transfer and slow cooling of the lead alloy strip cast on the abraded casting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,149,420

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD AND COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method in a plurality of component mounting apparatuses that mounts components onto a board using a plurality of pieces of production data linked to component data, the method comprising:changing the component data in order to suppress an operational error with respect to a component type;
executing, after changing the component data, a simulation of a production cycle time based on a changed production data; and
comparing a simulation result of the production cycle time after change of the component data with a production cycle time or a simulation result of the production cycle time before change of the component data, and outputting a comparison result regarding a bottleneck stage that has a longest production cycle time among the plurality of component mounting apparatuses,
wherein the component data includes at least one of a component shape, component size, a number of leads, lead width, lead length, and a mounting operation condition information.

US Pat. No. 10,149,419

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method comprising:providing a component mounting line with a solder printer that prints on a board with cream solder through a mask;
providing the component mounting line with a component mounting apparatus, the component mounting apparatus including a mounting unit that mounts an electronic component on the board and a component supply unit that supplies the electronic component or a chip solder;
calculating a plurality of sizes of the chip solder, each size of the chip solder corresponding to coordinates of a position of each component terminal of the electronic component on the board;
storing the calculated plurality of sizes of the chip solder as part of production data used to mount the electronic component and the chip solder on the board;
printing, by the solder printer, the cream solder on the board through the mask;
supplying, by the component supply unit, the chip solder with the calculated size, based on the production data of each component terminal;
mounting the chip solder supplied from the component supply unit, on the board, by the mounting unit, based on the production data;
supplying, by the component supply unit, the electronic component to be mounted on the board; and
mounting, by the mounting unit, the electronic component supplied from the component supply unit, on the board.

US Pat. No. 10,149,417

MAGNETISM SUPPRESSING SHEET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A magnetism suppressing sheet comprising:a metallic foil in which a lattice-like slit is formed; and
a magnetic film formed on one main surface of the metallic foil,
wherein a material of the metallic foil is Cu,
wherein the metallic foil is divided into a plurality of blocks that are electrically insulated and separated from each other by the slit, and
wherein a thickness of the metallic foil is 1 ?m to 5 ?m and a thickness of the magnetic film is 25 ?m to 100 ?m, thereby a total thickness of the magnetism suppressing sheet is 26 ?m to 105 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,149,416

SHIELDING FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SHIELDING FILM

1. A shielding film for a device with components for wireless charging, comprising: a plurality of stacked layers, wherein the layers each have a plurality of strips of a nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloy arranged on an adhesive layer, the nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloy having a round hysteresis loop and the strips of adjacent layers being offset with respect to one another, and wherein the nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloy has a hysteresis loop with a ratio of remanence induction, Br, to saturation induction, Bs, Br/Bs, in the closed magnetic circuit from 30% to 100%.

US Pat. No. 10,149,415

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION SHIELDING ENHANCEMENT FOR EXPANSION CARD ENCLOSURES

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A system, comprising:a conductive column that forms a first longitudinal side of an opening in a device housing card enclosure; and
a planar spring contact electrically coupled to the conductive column and that facilitates electrical contact between the conductive column and a first longitudinal side edge of a backplate surface panel of a backplate of an expansion card when the expansion card is inserted in the device housing card enclosure, wherein the planar spring contact deforms to force a second longitudinal side edge of the backplate surface panel in a first planar direction, relative to a plane of the backplate surface panel of the backplate, into an opposing shielding conductor that opposes the second longitudinal side edge of the backplate surface panel.

US Pat. No. 10,149,414

DEVICE SLED INTERFERENCE SHIELD

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A device sled, comprising:a sled chassis having a bottom wall and first and second opposed sidewalls;
a shield support bracket coupled to the first sidewall; and
an interference shield removably coupled to the shield support bracket and the second sidewall, the interference shield comprising:
an electrically conductive shield panel;
first and second opposed side flanges extending from the shield panel; and
a latch coupled to the first side flange and positioned to engage the shield support bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,149,413

INTEGRATED THERMAL MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY FOR GATE DRIVERS AND POWER COMPONENTS

1. An integrated thermal management assembly for power conversion devices having a driver board and a power board, comprising:a double-sided cooler having a first layer that includes a first coolant channel that is positioned between an inner surface of the power board and an inner surface of the driver board, the first coolant channel extending an entire length of at least one of the driver board or the power board;
a coolant that flows within the first coolant channel and that is configured to dissipate heat projected through the double-sided cooler; and
a thermal interface material that is positioned between a surface of the power board and a surface of the first layer and provides a heat path for heat generated within the power board to travel to the coolant that flows within the first coolant channel.

US Pat. No. 10,149,412

REFRIGERANT SUPPLY DEVICE, COOLING DEVICE, AND COOLING SYSTEM

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD, Kana...

1. A refrigerant supply device for distributing, by force of gravity, liquid phase refrigerant to heat receivers disposed in a plurality of tiers, the device comprising:a first conduit for supplying the refrigerant to the heat receivers;
a second conduit provided in parallel with the first conduit;
a first aperture provided in the first conduit for supplying the refrigerant to one of the heat receivers;
a first blocking object provided below the first aperture for blocking the first conduit;
a first communication opening provided above the first aperture and communicating the first conduit and the second conduit;
a second communication opening provided below the first blocking object and communicating the first conduit and the second conduit; and
a second blocking object provided below the second communication opening for blocking the second conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,149,411

RACK ENCLOSURE COOLING SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:an enclosure comprising a front surface, a back surface, a supply plenum, an enclosure outlet adjacent to the back surface, and a device space extending between the front and back surfaces;
an inlet partition including a plurality of apertures providing fluid communication and being positioned between the supply plenum and the device space;
a layer of active devices in the device space defining a plurality of cooling channels aligned to the plurality of apertures, each cooling channel being in the layer adjacent to at least one of the active devices and configured to receive a cooling fluid; and
a fan configured to draw the cooling fluid through the fan and into the enclosure through an enclosure inlet adjacent to the front surface, the fan further configured to provide positive pressure within the enclosure to exhaust the cooling fluid out of the enclosure via the enclosure outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,149,410

HEAT CONTROL DEVICE FOR POWER EQUIPMENT

Accelink Technologies Co....

5. A heat control device for power equipment, comprising a heat source, a heat sink substrate, a thermal insulation layer, a dissipation heat sink and a thermal control switch,wherein the heat source includes a bottom surface in contact with the heat sink substrate and in thermal contact with the dissipation heat sink; wherein the thermal insulation layer is arranged underlying and in contact with at least one side of the heat sink substrate; and wherein the thermal control switch is in contact with the heat sink substrate; and
wherein the thermal control switch comprises a first heat-conductive material device and a plurality of second heat-conductive material devices, wherein a heat conductivity of the first heat conductive material device is greater than a heat conductivity of the plurality of second heat conductive material devices; and
wherein the plurality of second heat-conductive material devices are arranged between the heat sink substrate and the dissipation heat sink with a distance therebetween, and the plurality of second heat-conductive material devices are in contact with the heat sink substrate and the dissipation heat sink, wherein the first heat-conductive material device is arranged between the second heat-conductive material devices, the first heat-conductive material device having a first surface arranged underlying the heat sink substrate providing a gap therebetween and an opposing second surface in contact with the dissipation heat sink, wherein the thermal insulation layer comprises the gap formed by a closed stagnant air layer between the heat sink substrate and the first surface of the first heat-conductive material device.

US Pat. No. 10,149,409

ENERGY CONSUMING DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An energy consuming device, comprising:a housing with lower surface, an aperture in the lower surface, at least one magnetic mount and a first and second terminal aperture;
a first and second terminal respectively position in the first and second terminal aperture so that a portion of the first and second terminal extend below the lower surface;
a light emitting diode (LED) array positioned on a plate and positioned in the aperture and electrically coupled to the first and second terminal, the plate including a thermal bridge that is configured to extend below the lower surface;
a magnet positioned in the magnetic mount, wherein the magnet is configured to cause the thermal bridge to be compressed when the device is mounted in a rail; and
a cover mounted to the housing, the cover extending over the magnet so as to occlude the magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,149,408

LIQUID IMMERSION BATH FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A liquid immersion bath for an electronic device comprising:a bath body that is capable of housing the electronic device, is coupled to a circulation path through which a liquid coolant which cools the electronic device immersed in the liquid coolant circulates, and includes a gas phase portion corresponding to a space free from the liquid coolant; and
a container that is disposed in the gas phase portion which is disposed between a lid of the bath body and a surface of liquid coolant and has a volume which changes in accordance with a pressure of the gas phase portion,
an inside of the container is coupled to an outside of the bath body.

US Pat. No. 10,149,407

FAN CONTROL METHOD FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM BASED ON A TIME VARIABLE RATE OF CURRENT

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:configuring a computer system with an operating system, a fan in communication with a target device, and a controller connected to the fan;
connecting a detecting circuit to the target device, the circuit detecting a time-variable rate of current consumed by the target device and sending an indicative signal to the controller in response to detection of the time variable rate of current;
managing a rotational speed of the fan with the controller, including adjusting the rotational speed of the fan according to the time-variable rate of current in response to a surge of workload, wherein the adjusting is instantaneous;
controllably driving the fan to operate at a maximum rotation speed through the controller when the operation state is a first predetermined state and the time-variable rate of current exceeds a first predetermined value, wherein the first predetermined state comprises a first power state (PS) mode at least partially defined with a first current consumed by the target device and at least one second PS mode at least partially defined with at least one second current consumed by the target device, wherein the first current is greater than the second current; and
executing a predetermined operation through the operating system when the operation state is a second predetermined state and the time-variable rate of current exceeds a second predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,149,208

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING A MOBILE STATION CELL CHANGE OPERATION IN THE GENERAL PACKET RADIO SYSTEM (GPRS)

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a mobile station, a packet cell change order message;
at a first protocol layer in a mobile station, responsive to receiving the packet cell change order message, composing a cell change packet data unit (PDU) for transmission to a network element, the cell change PDU indicating a cell change of the mobile station; and
at a second protocol layer in the mobile station, responsive to receiving the cell change PDU and to a head data packet in a transmit queue being a Logical Link Control acknowledgement (LLC ACK) PDU, transmitting the LLC ACK PDU to the network element and discarding the cell change PDU.

US Pat. No. 10,149,091

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DIRECTING EMPLOYEE MOVEMENT

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A mobile computing device for directing employee motion, the mobile computing device comprising:a proximity detection module, wherein the mobile computing device for directing employee motion is a first mobile computing device carried by a first employee, wherein the proximity detection module receives a coverage signal transmitted by a second mobile computing device carried by a second employee, and wherein the proximity detection module computes a distance between the first mobile computing device and the second mobile computing device;
a coverage module, wherein the coverage module receives a first coverage status indicator of the first mobile computing device and a second coverage status indicator of the second mobile computing device, wherein the first coverage status indicator indicates whether or not the first employee is a part of a network of employees covering a retail sales floor, and wherein the second coverage status indicator indicates whether or not the second employee is a part of the network of employees covering the retail sales floor;
and a direction module, wherein the direction module outputs a motion direction instruction in response to the proximity detection module receiving the coverage signal transmitted by the second mobile computing device, the distance being less than a predetermined minimum distance, and the first and the second coverage status indicators indicating that both the first and the second employees are a part of the network of employees covering the retail sales floor and when a motion detection module detects that the first mobile computing device and the second mobile computing device are both in motion; and wherein the direction module does not output a motion direction instruction when one of the first mobile computing device and the second computing device are not in motion.

US Pat. No. 10,148,875

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERFACING MULTIPLE CHANNELS OF PANORAMIC VIDEOS WITH A HIGH-DEFINITION PORT OF A PROCESSOR

1. A computer implemented method of multiplexing a set of video signal inputs captured by a set of cameras in a panoramic imaging system into a single video signal output, the method comprising:disposing the set of cameras evenly across on a frame of a protective housing,
wherein one camera's field of view overlaps with that of at least one other camera, thereby enabling the panoramic imaging system to capture a total field of view, and
wherein a horizontal angle of view of each of the set of cameras capturing 360-degree panoramic image data is 360 degrees divided by the number of the set of cameras and a vertical angle of view of the each of the set of cameras capturing the 360-degree panoramic image data is the 360 degrees divided by the number of the set of cameras:
capturing the set of video signal inputs by the set of cameras to produce wide to entire 360-degree panoramas;
receiving, by a processor implemented by an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), a set of input image frames associated with the set of video signal inputs;
temporarily storing the set of input image frames in a memory;
for a first pair of image frames in the set of input image frames, iteratively processing, by the processor, each line in the first pair of image frames to construct a first portion of a video signal output frame, the iteratively processing each line in the first pair of image frames to construct the first portion of the video signal output frame comprising the following steps:
reading, by the processor, lines of image data of a first image frame of the first pair of image frames from the memory unit;
outputting, by the processor, the read lines of image data of the first image frame to an output video buffer;
reading, by the processor, lines of image data of a second image frame of the first pair of image frames from the memory unit;
outputting, by the processor, the read lines of image data of the second image frame to the output video buffer; and
combining, by the processor, the read lines of image data of the first image frame with the read lines of image data of the second image frame in the video buffer horizontally to form one line of combined image data of the first portion of the video signal output frame;
for a second pair of image frames in the set of input image frames, iteratively processing, by the processor, each line in the second pair of image frames to construct a second portion of the video signal output frame, iteratively processing each line in the second pair of image frames to construct the second portion of the video signal output frame comprising the following steps:
reading, by the processor, lines of image data of a third image frame of the second pair of image frames from the memory unit;
outputting, by the processor, the read lines of image data of the third image frame to the output video buffer;
reading, by the processor, lines of image data of a fourth image frame of the second pair of image frames from the memory unit;
outputting, by the processor, the read lines of image data of the fourth image frame to the output video buffer; and
combining, by the processor, the read lines of image data of the third image frame with the read lines of image data of the fourth image frame in the video buffer horizontally to form one line of combined image data of the second portion of the video signal output frame,
wherein the sizes of the first pair of image frames are mi×n and m2×n, respectively, and the sizes of the second pair of image frames are m3×n and ma×n, respectively, each of the mi, m2, m3 and ma being at least 720; and
combining by the processor, the first portion of the video signal output frame and the second portion of the video signal output frame vertically to form a single composite output frame containing the image data of the set of input image frames, thereby providing a solution for multiplexing multiple channels of high-definition videos into a single input channel.

US Pat. No. 10,148,622

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING NETWORK DEVICES BY A FIREWALL

CRYPTZONE NORTH AMERICA, ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computer system implementing a gateway to a private network, a request from a client device for a network tunnel between the client device and a network device in the private network;
sharing, by the computer system, a signature key between the gateway and an authentication server;
authenticating the client device by the computer system by at least verifying a digital signature via the signature key;
receiving, from the authentication server in communication with the computer system, a client access list that includes a list of network devices the client device is allowed to communicate with;
verifying, by the computer system, that the network device in the private network is part of the list of network devices the client device is allowed to communicate with; and
establishing, by the computer system, the network tunnel between the client device and the network device in the private network through the gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,147,778

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a plurality of pixels arranged in matrix, each of the pixels including a first poly crystalline silicon layer, a second poly crystalline silicon layer, a first predetermined layer, a second predetermined layer, a first metal electrode, a second metal electrode, a third metal electrode, and an organic emitting element, each of the pixels sharing a first insulation layer, a second insulation layer, and a third insulation layer in the plurality of pixels,
wherein, each of the pixels has a lamination construction including:
the first poly crystalline silicon layer on the substrate;
the second poly crystalline silicon layer on the substrate;
the first insulation layer on the first poly crystalline silicon layer and the second poly crystalline silicon layer;
the first and second metal electrodes and the second predetermined layer on the first insulation layer;
the second insulation layer on the first and second metal electrodes;
the first predetermined layer on the second insulation layer;
the third insulation layer on the first predetermined layer and the second predetermined layer;
the third metal electrode on the third insulation layer; and
the organic emitting element on the third metal electrode,
the first predetermined layer is a compound of an oxide with an indium, a zinc, a tin, or a gallium,
each of the pixels includes
a first transistor;
a second transistor; and
a capacitor,
each of the pixels has a first plane region, a second plane region, and the third plane region,
the first predetermined layer overlapping the first plane region is a first channel region of the first transistor,
the second insulation layer overlapping the first plane region is a first gate insulation film of the first transistor,
the first metal electrode overlapping the first plane region is a first gate electrode of the first transistor,
the second predetermined layer overlapping the second plane region is a second gate electrode of the second transistor,
the first insulation layer overlapping the second plane region is a second gate insulation film of the second transistor,
the first poly crystalline silicon layer overlapping the second plane region is a second channel region of the second transistor,
the second metal electrode overlapping the third plane region is a first capacitor electrode of the capacitor,
the first insulation layer overlapping the third plane region is a first capacitor insulation film of the capacitor,
the second poly crystalline silicon layer overlapping the third plane region is a second capacitor electrode of the capacitor,
a first thickness of the third metal electrode is thicker than a second thickness of the first poly crystalline silicon layer, a third thickness of the second poly crystalline silicon layer, a fourth thickness of the first predetermined layer, a fifth thickness of the second predetermined layer, a sixth thickness of the first metal electrode, and a seventh thickness of the second metal electrode, and
the third metal electrode overlaps the first channel region of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,147,721

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC CALIBRATION OF ON-DIE-PRECISION-RESISTORS

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a semiconductor chip;
a precision resistor array on the semiconductor chip;
a replica precision resistor array on the semiconductor chip, the replica precision resistor array being configured to mimic the resistance behavior of the precision resistor array and having a characteristic resistance that is a function of temperature; and
wherein the semiconductor chip being configured to calibrate the precision resistor array using the characterized resistance as a function of temperature, a resistance offset of the precision resistor array relative to the characterized resistance as a function of temperature, and a temperature of the precision resistor array.

US Pat. No. 10,147,691

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:a substrate;
a post passivation interconnect (PPI) disposed over the substrate and including a plurality of first elongated members extended over a surface of the substrate and a plurality of second elongated members extended over the surface of the substrate and isolated from the plurality of first elongated members;
a first polymeric layer covering the PPI; and
a second polymeric layer disposed over the first polymeric layer, wherein the plurality of first elongated members are alternately disposed with the plurality of second elongated members, the first polymeric layer includes a recessed portion disposed between one of the plurality of first elongated members and one of the plurality of second elongated members, the second polymeric layer includes a protruded portion disposed within the recessed portion, and the plurality of first elongated members are coupled with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,147,142

LOCATION AND SOCIAL NETWORK DATA ENTITY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

Hartford Fire Insurance C...

1. A computer system comprising:a data storage device storing historic transaction data and loss data;
a communication device configured to receive data about an entity including geographic data corresponding to the entity and dynamically updated social network data from social networking sites corresponding to the entity, and to output the received data;
an estimator device configured to receive the received data from the communication device; automatically determine, based on the received data, an estimated number of employees employed by the entity; and automatically identify, based at least in part on the estimated number of employees employed by the entity, one or more other similar entities having at least one common characteristic with the entity;
a data weighting device configured to: generate weighted data by applying weighting factors to the received data including a first weighting factor based on a location of users providing social networking posts corresponding to the social network data about the entity and a second weighting factor based on whether the social network data includes one or more of image data, video data, and audio data; and
a comparison engine configured to receive the weighted data from the data weighting device and apply one or more predictive models, trained on the historic transaction data and loss data, to (i) the weighted data, (ii) the estimated number of employees, and (iii) the identified one or mere similar entities to the entity, to determine at least one risk-related parameter corresponding to the entity;
wherein the communication device is further configured to output to a computer monitor the at least one determined risk-related parameter for the entity.

US Pat. No. 10,146,901

PSEUDO-RANDOM CIRCUIT RE-ARRANGER SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A method comprising:forming, by at least one processor, a grid with a plurality of macro nodes, each macro node including a plurality of micro nodes, a first macro node being a start macro node and a second macro node being an end macro node, wherein the grid comprising a plurality of meandering electrically conductive circuit paths through the plurality of macro nodes such that each circuit path comprises circuit path micro node segments in each macro node having an ingress micro node and an egress micro node continuously electrically linked through a set of micro nodes of the plurality of micro nodes beginning from a start micro node in the start macro node through the grid to an end micro node in the end macro node;
identifying a candidate macro node in the grid which includes only parallel circuit path micro node segments, wherein each parallel circuit path micro node segment extends parallel from the ingress micro node to the egress micro node of the candidate macro node;
selecting the candidate macro node;
re-arranging, by the at least one processor, the parallel micro node segments of the plurality of micro node meandering electrically conductive circuit paths in the candidate macro node of the grid such that at least one micro node segment is changed electrically to a non-parallel circuit path micro node segment in relation to other circuit path micro node segments in the candidate macro node to generate data representative of the re-arranged meandering electrically conductive circuit paths for the grid; and
forming the re-arranged electrically conductive circuit paths for the grid.

US Pat. No. 10,146,605

SET-BASED BUGS DISCOVERY SYSTEM VIA SQL QUERY

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A system for bug discovery using event reports, comprising:an interface configured to:
receive symptom data extracted from event reports from a user system, wherein the symptom data is stored in a symptom database, and wherein the symptom data comprises one or more symptoms each with a corresponding symptom occurrence time; a processor configured to:
determine an existence of one or more bugs of the user system based at least in part on a result of querying the symptom database using a bug definition, wherein the bug definition comprises a logic set operation on the symptom data, wherein the logic set operation comprises one of the following: AND, OR, XOR, MINUS, NOT, NAND, NOR or ADD.

US Pat. No. 10,146,472

TERTIARY STORAGE UNIT MANAGEMENT IN BIDIRECTIONAL DATA COPYING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:writing updates to a first storage unit so that the first storage unit has updates prior to a second storage unit;
writing updates to the second storage unit so that the second storage unit has updates prior to the first storage unit;
first multi-target mirroring updates written to the first storage unit, to both the second storage unit and a third storage unit;
second multi-target mirroring updates written to the second storage unit, to both the first storage unit and the third storage unit;
detecting a failure of a mirroring relationship of the first multi-target mirroring, from the first storage unit to the third storage unit; and
in response to the detection, suspending an operational mirroring relationship of the second multi-target mirroring, from the second storage unit to the third storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,146,454

TECHNIQUES FOR PERFORMING DATA STORAGE COPY OPERATIONS IN AN INTEGRATED MANNER

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method performed by an I/O Coordination module of a computing device operating as a data storage system, the method comprising:receiving a logical source descriptor structure that specifies a logical source disk, a logical source offset, and a length for a copy operation, the logical source disk being provided by the computing device from physical storage of the computing device;
receiving a logical destination descriptor structure that specifies a logical destination disk and a logical destination offset for the copy operation;
requesting a physical mapping of the source descriptor structure from a container filesystem configured to present a file as a logical disk;
in response to requesting the physical mapping of the source descriptor structure, receiving a first set of storage extent descriptors, each storage extent descriptor of the first set describing a respective physical storage extent on the physical storage of the computing device, the first set representing a mapping of the source descriptor structure onto physical storage; and
for each storage extent descriptor of the first set:
requesting a physical mapping of a corresponding location of the logical destination descriptor structure from the container filesystem;
in response to requesting the physical mapping of the corresponding location, receiving a second set of storage extent descriptors, each storage extent descriptor of the second set describing a respective physical storage extent on the physical storage of the computing device, the second set representing a mapping of the corresponding location of the destination descriptor structure onto physical storage; and
sending, by the I/O Coordination module running on the computing device, a copy request to a physical storage driver also running on the computing device, the copy request directing the physical storage driver to copy data from the physical storage extent of that storage extent descriptor of the first set to the physical storage extents of the second set, the copy request causing the data to be copied directly from one physical storage extent of the physical storage of the computing device to another physical storage extent of the physical storage of the computing device without the data leaving the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,146,325

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ARRANGING A KEYPAD IN WIRELESS TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless terminal comprising:a touch screen display;
a controller configured to control the touch screen display to display in an input state a touch keypad in a vertical input mode or a horizontal input mode, the keypad including a plurality of keys; and
a memory coupled to the controller and having stored therein plural configuration states of the keypad including a bottom configuration state in which the keypad is displayed along a bottom edge of the touch screen display, and a split configuration state in which the keypad is split to be displayed along two opposing edges of the touch screen display,
wherein the controller is further configured to:
in response to detecting only that the wireless terminal is placed in the horizontal input mode from the vertical input mode, change the display of the plurality of keys of the keypad to the split configuration state in which the two opposing edges include a left side and a right side of the touch screen display with no keys displayed in an area between split portions of the keypad in the horizontal input mode, and
when the wireless terminal is adjusted from the horizontal input mode with the split configuration state to the vertical input mode, control the touch screen display to remove the split configuration state from display and revert to the bottom configuration state.

US Pat. No. 10,146,077

DEVICE FOR ELIMINATING SPLICED BORDER/BEZEL OF CRYSTAL LIQUID DISPLAY SCREEN BY MEANS OF EDGE DISPLAY

1. A device for eliminating spliced borders/bezels of liquid crystal display screens by means of edge display, characterized in that the edge display unit is arranged on the spliced border/bezel of the liquid crystal display screen, a dodging layer is arranged on the edge display unit to serve as a display surface of the edge display unit, and the dodging layer and a displayable area of the liquid crystal display screen are synthesized and fused to display an original input video image; the border/bezel of liquid crystal display screen is a composite structure of an inner frame and an outer frame, the dodging layer is black, transparent, thin shelled and long strips of dodging body, the edge display unit is a flexible circuit of LED display unit, the inner bottom of the dodging layer on the edge display unit is connected with the inner frame and the outer side face of the dodging layer on the edge display unit is connected with the outer frame.

US Pat. No. 10,146,038

DISK SCANNING APPARATUS AND MICROSCOPE APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A disk scanning apparatus used in combination with an imaging optical system that collects fluorescence emitted from a sample and forms an optical image of the sample and with an imaging apparatus that captures an image of the sample, comprising:a rotating disk including a shielding part that blocks off light and a transmitting part that transmits light on a disk surface, with the disk surface placed so as to be positioned on a focal plane of the imaging optical system in which the optical image of the sample is formed, and configured to rotate on an axis orthogonal to the disk surface;
a relay optical system which relays the optical image of the sample formed on the disk surface to the imaging apparatus combined with the disk scanning apparatus, the relay optical system including a front group having a positive power and a rear group having a positive power, in this order from the rotating disk side, the front group and the rear group being positioned between the rotating disk and the imaging apparatus, and the relay optical system forming an afocal luminous flux between the front group and the rear group;
a first housing which accommodates the front group; and
a second housing which accommodates the rear group,
wherein the second housing is mechanically combinable with and separable from the first housing such that a distance between the front group and the rear group is variable.

US Pat. No. 10,146,013

AUTOMATIC INJECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FERRULE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An automatic injection system for injecting an adhesive into a plurality of bores of a multi-bore ferrule, comprising:an injector adapted to inject the adhesive into an injection opening in the multi-bore ferrule;
a first clamp configured to clamp the multi-bore ferrule and hold the multi-bore ferrule at a first adhesive injection station, a plurality of optical fibers are not disposed in the bores of the multi-bore ferrule and the injector injects the adhesive into the multi-bore ferrule until the bores are fully filled with the adhesive at the first adhesive injection station; and
a second clamp configured to clamp the multi-bore ferrule and hold the multi-bore ferrule at a second adhesive injection station, the optical fibers are disposed in the bores of the multi-bore ferrule filled with the adhesive and the injector again injects the adhesive into the multi-bore ferrule at the second adhesive station to compensate for a loss of adhesive during an insertion of the optical fibers into the bores.

US Pat. No. 10,145,901

METHOD FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ELECTRICAL CURRENT SUPPLY IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for managing current supply in a vehicle comprising:in response to a discrete variable generated using a battery monitoring sensor indicating that a charge state of a battery is less than a calibrated threshold value, charging the battery using a voltage setpoint over a predetermined time period such that cells of the battery are charged to a target; and
in response to the discrete variable indicating that the charge state is greater than the calibrated threshold value, setting a voltage setpoint for an electric generator based on a parameter indicative of drivetrain efficiency and a parameter indicative of temperature of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,145,739

WAVEGUIDE SHEET, FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF AND SPECTROMETER USING THE SAME

OTO PHOTONICS INC., Hsin...

1. A waveguide sheet for a spectrometer, comprisinga first surface comprising a reflective layer;
a first positioning side connected to the first surface, wherein the first positioning side is fabricated by a microelectromechanical (MEM) process and has a first surface feature formed by the MEM process, and the first positioning side is for a first spectral component of the spectrometer to abut against so that the first spectral component is positioned at the first positioning side; and
a first stray light elimination side connected to the first surface, wherein the first stray light elimination side is fabricated by the MEM process and has a second surface feature formed by the MEM process, and the first stray light elimination side is to be used as a side of a first stray light outlet,
wherein the waveguide sheet is comprised of a MEM material.

US Pat. No. 10,145,314

MOTOR VEHICLE, CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PHASE ANGLE OF A CAMSHAFT

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A control unit for controlling a phase angle of a first camshaft of an internal combustion engine, comprising:a first characteristic diagram signal generator for determining a dynamic setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft, wherein the dynamic setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft is optimized with respect to a maximum torque output;
a second characteristic diagram signal generator for determining a static setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft, wherein the static setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft is optimized with respect to an optimum efficiency level of the internal combustion engine; and
a first interpolator for determining a corrected setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft based on the dynamic setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft and on the static setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft, wherein the dynamic setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft is determined by said first characteristic diagram signal generator, and wherein the static setpoint phase angle of the first camshaft is determined by the second characteristic diagram signal generator, wherein said first characteristic diagram signal generator is configured to determine an output value made available by it, based on an engine rotational speed of the internal combustion engine and on an intake manifold pressure of the internal combustion engine, and wherein the phase angle of the first camshaft is adjusted based on the corrected setpoint phase angle.

US Pat. No. 10,145,308

GAS TURBINE ENGINE RING SEAL

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:engine static structure that includes first and second case portions secured to one another at a joint that provides a groove extending in an axial direction;
first and second members fluidly separating cavities from one another; and
a seal assembly constrained by the engine structure, the seal assembly includes a carrier and a seal that engages the first member, wherein the first member is a duct providing a turbine exhaust flow path, and the second member constrained by the carrier, and the carrier has an end in the groove, the end is removably captured between the first and second case portions.

US Pat. No. 10,145,058

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IRONING ITEMS OF LAUNDRY

Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH...

1. A method for ironing items of laundry (11), wherein:the laundry items (11) are conveyed through an ironer gap (25) between at least one ironer body and at least one ironer band (17, 64) and a lateral surface of at least one ironer body is heated with steam;
the lateral surface (13) of the at least one ironer body or the lateral surfaces (13) of several consecutive ironer bodies is or are heated with steam with a variable energy content;
part of the lateral surface (13) of at least one ironer body is heated with steam that comprises a greater energy content than at least one other part of the same ironer body; and
part of the at least one ironer body proceeding from an inlet region (21) of the laundry items (11) into the ironer gap (25) is heated with steam with a higher energy content than part of said ironer body proceeding from an outlet region (22) of the same ironer body.

US Pat. No. 10,144,304

POWER MANAGEMENT IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES

THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY ...

1. An electric vehicle power management system used for managing a plurality of battery modules, the electric vehicle power management system comprising:a plurality of battery modules;
a plurality of battery management systems, each said battery management system comprising a battery management processor, a battery management communication module, and a unique battery management system address, wherein each of the plurality of battery management systems is connected to a corresponding battery module and is configured to manage one or more battery cells of its corresponding battery module;
an energy management system comprising an energy management processor and an energy management communication module, wherein the energy management system is configured to:
transmit a command to each of the plurality of battery management systems using a wireless frequency channel, the command carrying an address identifying a first selected battery management system;
wherein each of the plurality of battery management systems is further configured to use its respective battery management processor and battery management communication module to:
start receiving the command from the energy management system via the wireless frequency channel; and
before the command is completely received,
compare the address in the command identifying the first selected battery management system to its unique battery management system address; and
determine, based on the comparison whether it is the first selected battery management system;
when determining that it is the first selected battery management system, continue receiving the command, and process and respond to the received command from the energy management system; and
when determining that it is not the first selected battery management system, stop receiving the command from the energy management system and discard partially received command.

US Pat. No. 10,144,039

METHOD FOR CLEANING TEST SAMPLE WELLS, AND CLEANING HEAD USING SAID METHOD

1. A method for cleaning at least one test sample well, provided in a diagnostic test card, using at least one cleaning head comprising at least one cleaning tube delivering, at its free end, a cleaning fluid, and a suction tube mounted within the cleaning tube for aspirating a contaminated cleaning fluid from its free end located in proximity to the free end of the cleaning tube, the method comprising:providing a relative displacement between the test card and the cleaning head, so that the test card occupies a cleaning position wherein the cleaning tube delivers, at its free end, the cleaning fluid inside the sample well to be cleaned and the suction tube aspirates the contaminated cleaning fluid,
in the cleaning position, abutting the free end of the cleaning tube on the test card,
delivering the cleaning fluid from the free end of the cleaning tube along a delivery direction, in a direction of a transverse bottom wall of the sample well, and simultaneously aspirating the contaminated cleaning fluid with the aspiration tube,
thereby allowing an air intake between the outside and the inside of the free end of the cleaning tube, along a direction perpendicular to the delivery direction, thus creating a cleaning fluid vortex within the sample well when the contaminated cleaning fluid is aspirated.

US Pat. No. 10,143,497

CONNECTION ASSEMBLY

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. An orthopedic connection assembly comprising:a housing member including a first aperture for receiving a securing member and a second aperture for receiving a spinal implant;
a receiving member including a receiving aperture for receiving an anchor member therethrough;
a cap member receivable over the receiving member and mateable with the housing member;
a plate member; and
an interference member including a rim member, wherein the rim member comprises a plurality of slits and is configured to be flexible, wherein the rim member is configured to abut and contact the plate member when a lateral force is applied to the plate member,
wherein the assembly is configured to allow for a number of variable angles between the spinal implant and the anchor member.

US Pat. No. 10,143,442

ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS

GE Medical Systems Global...

1. An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus comprising:an ultrasonic probe; and
a processor configured to:
control the ultrasonic probe to transmit ultrasonic pulses for detecting a movement of a biological tissue caused by a heartbeat or respiration;
execute a first program to implement a movement detection function for detecting the movement of the biological tissue based on echo data from the ultrasonic pulses for detecting the movement of the biological tissue, where detecting the movement includes detecting a displacement of the biological tissue;
execute a second program to determine a time period when the displacement of the biological tissue is less than a threshold value after detecting the movement of the biological tissue;
control the ultrasonic probe to transmit ultrasonic push pulses during the time period when the movement of the biological tissue is less than the threshold value; and
control the ultrasonic probe to transmit measuring ultrasonic pulses to the biological tissue after transmitting the ultrasonic push pulses, where the measuring ultrasonic pulses are adapted to detect a propagation velocity of a shear wave generated in the biological tissue by the ultrasonic push pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,143,347

CLEANING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A cleaning device comprising:a camera unit configured to capture images;
a cleaning unit configured to perform cleaning in a cleaning mode;
an air cleaning unit configured to perform air cleaning in an air purifying mode;
a first outlet port configured to discharge air being sucked in by the cleaning unit;
a second outlet port configured to discharge air being sucked in by the air cleaning unit;
a driving unit configured to move the cleaning device; and
a processor configured to control the camera unit, the cleaning unit, the air cleaning unit, the first outlet port, the second outlet port and the driving unit,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
detect a user by using the camera unit,
control the driving unit to move the cleaning device from a current location to a location at a distance from the user that exceeds a first threshold distance if the cleaning device is in the cleaning mode,
control the driving unit to move the cleaning device from the current location to a location at a distance from the user that is within a second threshold distance if the cleaning device is in the air purifying mode, and
control the driving unit, based on a direction in which the first outlet port is facing relative to the user, to prevent the first outlet port from facing the user if the cleaning device is in the cleaning mode.

US Pat. No. 10,143,191

INSECT LIGHT TRAP WITH LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE GLUE BOARD

Gardner Manufacturing Co....

12. An insect trap comprising:a) an electronic circuit including a plurality of spaced apart light-emitting diodes adapted to emit light in the ultraviolet range of the light spectrum, wherein the electronic circuit is adapted to selectively a control an output of each of the light-emitting diodes in a controlled sequence;
b) a glue board including a substrate having a front side and back side, and an adhesive layer coating a selected portion of the front side, wherein the glue board is adapted to permit light to pass through the glue board via a plurality of spaced apart perforations extending through at least the substrate of the glue board; and
c) a housing adapted to hold the electronic circuit and the glue board so that the front side of the glue board faces away from the electronic circuit and each of the light-emitting diodes of the electronic circuit are aligned with and visible through different perforations of said plurality of spaced apart perforations of the glue board, said housing having a front panel including openings defined by closed sections having edges, said openings adapted to permit flying insects to enter the trap through such openings and to permit the adhesive layer of the glue board to be viewed through such openings, wherein at least some of the light from the light-emitting diodes passes directly through the glue board, reaches the closed sections, and bounces off the closed sections back on to the adhesive layer of the glue board, wherein a pattern comprising bright direct light from the light-emitting diodes and dimmer bounced light, and shadows is present on the front side of the glue board.
US Pat. No. 10,144,695

METAL SOAP AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

NOF CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A metal soap, comprising metal soap particles in which a fatty acid has from 6 to 22 carbons, and an inorganic crystal nucleating agent with an average particle size of 0.01 to 20 ?m absorbed internally into the metal soap particles, wherein the cumulative diameter at 50% of the metal soap particles on a volumetric basis is 1.0 to 30.0?m, and the internal absorption rate A, represented by formula (1) below, is 30% or greater:Internal absorption rate A=100?(X/X?)×100  Formula (1)
X; amount of inorganic crystal nucleating agent contained within metal soap,
X?; amount of inorganic crystal nucleating agent contained within pulverized metal soap passed through a 325-mesh filter
wherein X and X? are average values obtained by elemental analysis at three locations in an area of 15 ?m square, using a scanning electron microscope/energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX), under conditions of an accelerating voltage of 10 kV and a height of 15 mm.
US Pat. No. 10,145,853

BIOMARKERS FOR NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE, AND METHODS FOR DETECTING NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE BY USING SUCH BIOMARKERS

MCBI, Inc., Tsukuba (JP)...

1. A method of diagnosing and treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in a human patient comprising:a. generating a rabbit polyclonal antibody by immunizing rabbits with an immunogen, wherein the immunogen consists of SEQ ID NO: 7 conjugated to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH);
b. obtaining a sample from a human patient, wherein said sample is blood or serum;
c. contacting the sample with the rabbit polyclonal antibody generated at step a.;
d. detecting binding between the rabbit polyclonal antibody and at least one biomarker in said sample, wherein the at least one biomarker is selected from the group consisting of:
(i) the protein consisting of SEQ ID NO: 2,
(ii) the peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 3, and
(iii) a glycosylated peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 3, wherein the glycosylated peptide comprises SEQ ID NO: 3 bound to -GlcNAc-Hex-GlcNAc-Hex;
e. diagnosing the patient as having nonalcoholic steatohepatitis when the at least one biomarker is detected in higher quantity than in a healthy control subject, wherein the healthy control subject does not have nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; and
f. administering treatment to the patient when the patient is diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, wherein said treatment is selected from the group consisting of diet and drug therapy.

US Pat. No. 10,149,406

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a casing provided with a ventilating opening disposed in a front surface of the casing;
a plurality of fan devices that are disposed in a rear portion of the casing, and are configured to form a flow of air in a front-rear direction of the casing inside the casing, each of the fan devices includes: a fan; and a fin that is opposed to the fan and is rotatable in the upward-downward direction of the casing;
a board that includes a heat generating device disposed on an upper surface of the board and includes a heat radiating device disposed on a lower surface of the board, and is housed in the casing, and is configured to divide the flow of the air into two in an upward-downward direction of the casing;
a heat transport member configured to couple the heat generating device to the heat radiating device; and
a seal member configured to form a duct structure extending in the front-rear direction of the casing between the board and a bottom wall portion of the casing by sealing a gap penetrating in a thickness direction of the board between the board and the casing;
upper surface side temperature sensors configured to detect temperatures of a plurality of upper surface side devices arranged on the upper surface of the board, the plurality of upper surface side devices including the heat generating device;
lower surface side temperature sensors configured to detect temperatures of a plurality of lower surface side devices arranged on the lower surface of the board, the plurality of lower surface side devices including the heat radiating device;
a fan motor configured to rotate the fan;
a fin motor configured to change an angle of the fin; and
a processor configured to control the fan motor and the fin motor on a basis of detection results of the upper surface side temperature sensors and the lower surface side temperature sensors such that the temperatures of the plurality of upper surface side devices and the plurality of lower surface side devices each fall within a range between a specified upper limit value and a specified lower limit value and such that rotational speed of the fan is minimized.

US Pat. No. 10,149,405

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a base including a top surface and a bottom surface;
a baseplate, a side edge of the baseplate is pivotally connected with the bottom surface,
a moving member disposed in the base, comprising a press portion, and configured to push against the baseplate;
a linkage member disposed in the base, comprising a first protrusion, and configured to push against the moving member; and
a push member disposed in the base and comprising a first push portion, wherein the push member pushes against the linkage member via the first push portion, the linkage member pushes against the press portion via the first protrusion and the push member is configured to make the baseplate move via the linkage member and the moving member in sequence to make the baseplate selectively cover the bottom surface or detached from the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,149,404

OPENING AND CLOSING CONTROL SYSTEM AND OPENING AND CLOSING CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An opening and closing control system that controls operations of a plurality of inlet ports formed on a casing and positioned in an array arrangement aligned vertically and horizontally so as to be openable; the opening and closing control system being mounted in a vehicle and comprising:an internal environment sensor configured to detect an internal environment of the casing;
an external environment sensor that is disposed apart from the casing without being in contact with the casing and configured to detect an external environment of the casing which corresponds to the internal environment of the casing, the external environment sensor being configured as part of an air conditioner system in the vehicle;
a controller configured to:
receive information of the internal environment and the external environment detected by the internal environment sensor and the external environment sensor; and
control opening and closing of the inlet ports in response to difference between the internal environment and the external environment; and
an air-sending section configured to send cool air generated in the air conditioner system to the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,149,403

CONSOLE DRAWER

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A console drawer to be mounted on a server rack, comprising:a mouse storage unit temporarily storing a mouse from which a cable extends;
a mouse cable storage unit removably fixed to the console drawer and including a base unit, an opening in the base unit, and a cover to close the opening and define an interior of the mouse cable storage unit, and
a winding unit in the interior around which the mouse cable is wound within the mouse cable storage unit,
wherein the winding unit includes at least one body portion that is attached to the base unit to extend into the interior toward the cover around which the mouse cable is wound,
wherein a top surface of the cover is a planar operation surface on which the mouse moves,
wherein the cover is pivotably coupled to the base unit,
wherein the at least one body portion is a plurality of body portions, and
wherein the winding unit includes a head portion that is formed on an upper end of each of the body portions to suppress upward movement of the mouse cable wound around the body portions.

US Pat. No. 10,149,402

RACK-MOUNTABLE IT DEVICE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An IO subsystem, for use with an IT computing device, comprising:a cage assembly configured to releasably engage a chassis of the IT computing device and to receive a plurality of IO adapter cards;
a midplane adapter assembly, positioned within the cage assembly, and including a first electrical connector system configured to engage a generic connector system included within the IT computing device and a second electrical connector system configured to engage the plurality of IO adapter cards; and
a coupling system configured to releasably couple the cage assembly to the chassis of the IT computing device, wherein the coupling system includes a lever assembly pivotably fixed to opposite sides of the cage assembly and configured to engage the cage assembly to the chassis of the IT computing device and disengage the cage assembly from the chassis of the IT computing device;
wherein the chassis of the IT computing device and the cage assembly are configured to be positioned on a pair of track assemblies of an IT rack; and
wherein the chassis of IT computing device includes:
a processing component configured to include one or more microprocessors, and
a storage component configured to include one or more storage devices.

US Pat. No. 10,149,401

INTERCHANGEABLE MODULES FOR CABLE MANAGEMENT

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A system comprising:a rear panel of a housing comprising a first compartment and a second compartment;
a first module of a first type coupled to the first compartment; and
a second module of a second type coupled to the second compartment,
wherein the first compartment is capable of coupling to modules of both the first type and the second type, the first type being a control module comprising at least one control input/output interface, the second type being a connector module comprising at least one input/output cable port,
wherein the second compartment is capable of coupling to modules of both the first type and the second type, and
wherein the first compartment is a first recess that allows insertion of the first module in its entirety, wherein the second compartment is a second recess that allows insertion of the second module in its entirety, and wherein the first recess and the second recess are separate recesses, and are not overlapped with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,149,400

SYMMETRICAL SLED BLIND MATING IN UNSYMMETRICAL CHASSIS PLACEMENT

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A sled insertable into a server, comprising: a first connector, wherein the server comprises a backplane comprising a plurality of slots, via which a plurality of electronic units modules are connected to the backplane, the backplane comprising a first backplane connector and a second first backplane connector; a control module; a fan module, connected to the control module, for dissipating heat generated by the plurality of electronic unit modules; and a power supply module, connected to the control module, for powering the plurality of electronic unit modules, the power supply module disposed in a center region of either a front side or a backside of the server; wherein the first connector is configured to connect the sled to the first backplane connector, wherein, while the sled is inserted into a left half of the server, the first connector is slid to the left of the sled by a first guiding structure prior to being connected to the first backplane connector of the backplane, and a slidable cage on the sled is guided to the first backplane connector via at least one guide pin located on the server and at least one slot located at the slidable cage configured to receive the at least one guide pin.

US Pat. No. 10,149,399

SOLID STATE DRIVE WITH IMPROVED ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY

BiTMICRO LLC, Reston, VA...

1. A solid-state storage device, comprising:an enclosure including a means for stacking enclosure portions with each other and for distributing mechanical stress across said enclosure portions;
said means including a first rib disposed on one of said enclosure portions; and
a first circuit board having a first circuit board perimeter edge portion coupled to and located between at least two of said enclosure portions;
wherein said means for stacking further includes a means for interlocking said enclosure portions and said enclosure portions include a first cover plate and a second cover plate;
said first rib disposed with a notch; and
further including a tab disposed on said second cover plate.

US Pat. No. 10,149,398

METHOD FOR IMPROVING FIRE PREVENTION PERFORMANCE OF VEHICLE-CARRIED DATA RECORDING DEVICE AND PROTECTION DEVICE THEREOF

DUVONN ELECTRONIC TECHNOL...

1. A method for improving fire prevention performance of a vehicle-carried data recording device, comprising:mounting the vehicle-carried data recording device in a water-proof shell in a sealing manner;
mounting the water-proof shell, to which a shock pad is attached, in a mounting space enclosed by an upper constant-temperature water shell and a lower constant-temperature water shell;
injecting a liquid with a boiling point of 90°-140° C., a heat of vaporization of greater than 2000 kJ/kg and a specific heat capacity of greater than 3.5 kJ/kg° C. into the upper constant-temperature water shell and the lower constant-temperature water shell;
mounting a constant-temperature water shell composed of the upper constant-temperature water shell and the lower constant-temperature water shell in a fire-proof box; providing a heat dissipation port, configured to close automatically in case of fire and to dissipate heat of the constant-temperature water shell to one or more surfaces of the fire-proof box; and
packing the fire-proof box in a protective housing with heat dissipation holes to aid in preventing the data recording device from being damaged when the vehicle is damaged by the action of an external force, positions of the heat dissipation holes being opposite the heat dissipation port on the fire-proof box.

US Pat. No. 10,149,397

PROTECTING COVER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

7. A protecting cover comprising:a case portion and a cap portion that are attached together to cover a case body of an electronic device, the case body has an outer surface and includes components of the case body that are connected to each other to house a circuit board of the electronic device in an inner side of the case body opposite to the outer surface; and
an opening provided in the case portion to expose at least part of the electronic device such that a heat radiating portion of the electronic device extends outward through the opening,
wherein the protective cover is configured to at least partially cover a vent plug provided on the case body, the vent plug allows air to pass into the case body and prevents water from entering an inside of the case body.

US Pat. No. 10,149,396

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile phone comprising:a circuit assembly comprising:
a substrate;
a group of electronic components disposed on a surface of the substrate;
an electrical connector disposed on the surface; and
a molded layer formed over at least a portion of the surface, fully encapsulating the group of electronic components, and partially encapsulating the electrical connector; and
a housing component comprising:
a display electrically coupled to the circuit assembly via the electrical connector; and
a touch sensor electrically coupled to the circuit assembly via the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,149,394

METHOD FOR FORMING CONDUCTOR LAYER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING MULTILAYER WIRING SUBSTRATE USING SAME

UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD., Ub...

1. A method for forming a conductor layer, comprising:providing a polyimide film consisting of a polyimide layer (b) and a polyimide layer (a) formed on one or both surfaces of the polyimide layer (b);
contacting the polyimide layer (a) of the polyimide film with a polyimide etching solution, so that the etching starts from the surface of the polyimide layer (a) to remove at least part of the polyimide layer (a); and then
forming a conductor layer on the surface of the etched polyimide film;
wherein the polyimide etching treatment time T (min), which is represented using t (min) defined by the formula as described below, is within the range of 0.2t
and wherein the polyimide etching solution etches the polyimide layer (a) faster than the polyimide layer (b).

US Pat. No. 10,149,393

BURNING METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. A burning method of burning, on a base member, a precursor in which conductive particles are dispersed in a dispersion medium, the burning method comprising:a first pressurization step of pressurizing the precursor while heating the precursor to a burning temperature of the precursor or above such that the precursor is brought into a semi-burned state in which conductive particulates before sintering and an initial sintered member are mixed, wherein in the first pressurization step, a pressure is applied with a pressurization member in contact with the precursor, to volatilize by heating the dispersion medium out of the precursor;
a second pressurization step of heating the precursor while pressurizing, after the first pressurization step, the precursor with a pressurization force higher than a pressurization force in the first pressurization step so as to burn the precursor in the semi-burned state, and
a non-pressurization step of providing, between completion of the first pressurization step and start of the second pressurization step, a period during which the pressurization member is not in contact with the precursor, wherein the volatilization of the dispersion medium out of the precursor is facilitated.

US Pat. No. 10,149,392

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FLEXIBLE PRINTED WIRING BOARD

NIPPO MEKTRON, LTD., Tok...

1. A manufacturing method of a flexible printed wiring board comprising:a step of preparing a metal foil clad laminate including an insulating substrate and metal foil provided on at least one of main surfaces of the insulating substrate;
a step of forming a circuit pattern by patterning the metal foil;
a step of forming a peelable printing plate layer on the insulating substrate so as to embed the circuit pattern;
a step of forming a blind hole where the circuit pattern is exposed inside by partially removing the printing plate layer;
a step of printing conductive paste with the printing plate layer as a printing mask, and filling the conductive paste inside the blind hole; and
a step of peeling off the printing plate layer from the metal foil clad laminate;
wherein the metal foil clad laminate is a double-sided metal foil clad laminate provided with first metal foil and second metal foil respectively on a front surface and a back surface of the insulating substrate, and the circuit pattern includes a conformal mask, and
wherein, in the step of forming the blind hole, by irradiating the printing plate layer with a laser beam and partially removing the printing plate layer and the insulating substrate, a bottomed step via hole where the first metal foil is exposed in the middle and the second metal foil is exposed at a bottom surface is formed as the blind hole.

US Pat. No. 10,149,391

TRENCH CUTTING WITH LASER MACHINING

uBeam Inc., Marina del R...

1. A method comprising:cutting, using a UV-laser, a laminate material comprising a conductive layer and a non-conductive layer with a first cut;
starting the cutting of a second cut, using a UV-laser, at a top electrode of the non-conductive layer based on the location of the first cut, wherein the second cut is wider than the first cut; and
stopping the cutting of the second cut partially though the non-conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,149,390

MASKLESS WRITING OF A WORKPIECE USING A PLURALITY OF EXPOSURES HAVING DIFFERENT FOCAL PLANES USING MULTIPLE DMDS

Mycronic AB, Taby (SE)

1. A method of direct writing on an uneven surface of a workpiece, the method comprising:performing laser energy pattern imaging on the uneven surface of the workpiece, which is covered with a radiation sensitive layer that produces the uneven surface and is moving in relationship to a writing head, by exposing the uneven surface using at least two laser energy exposures in direct writing operations at a particular point on the workpiece to form a pattern in the radiation sensitive layer,
wherein a first height of a first focal plane of a first laser energy exposure at the particular point on the workpiece of the at least two laser energy exposures is different from a second height of a second focal plane of a second laser energy exposure at the particular point on the workpiece of the at least two laser energy exposures, such that the first laser energy exposure at the particular point on the workpiece and the second laser energy exposure at the particular point on the workpiece form an extended total depth of focus at the particular point on the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,149,389

INTRINSICALLY SAFE MOBILE DEVICE WITH REDUCTION IN SPARKING RISK AND SURFACE HEATING

Aegex Technologies, LLC, ...

15. An intrinsically safe mobile device having a housing, a power supply, a printed circuit board (PCB), and user interface components, the power supply providing power to the PCB and to one or more of the user interface components, the power supply and PCB contained within the housing, the user interface components contained within the housing or accessible on or through the housing, the intrinsically safe mobile device comprising:a plurality of non-intrinsically safe electronic components mounted on an unprotected part of the PCB, the plurality of non-intrinsically safe electronic components being encapsulated to maintain risk of sparking and surface heating below thresholds required for the encapsulated electronic components to be certified as intrinsically safe; and
a plurality of intrinsically safe electronic components mounted on a protected part of the PCB;wherein a first of the plurality of encapsulated electronic components mounted on the unprotected part of the PCB is connected with a respective one of the plurality of intrinsically safe electronic components mounted on the protected part of the PCB using a trace, wherein a second of the plurality of encapsulated electronic components mounted on the unprotected part of the PCB is connected with a respective one of the user interface components using a flexible printed circuit (FPC) cabling, and wherein the trace and the FPC cabling are certified as intrinsically safe by using one or more protection techniques.

US Pat. No. 10,149,388

METHOD FOR EMBEDDING A DISCRETE ELECTRICAL DEVICE IN A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for embedding a discrete electrical device in a printed circuit board, the method comprising:providing a vertical via in the form of a blind hole from a horizontal surface of the printed circuit board to an electrically conductive structure in a first layer, the first layer being one layer of a first horizontal core section of a plurality of horizontal core sections vertically arranged above each other, each core section comprising a lower and an upper horizontal electrically conductive layer, and a horizontal electrically non-conductive core layer arranged between the lower and the upper electrically conductive layers;
inserting the discrete electrical device into the via, the discrete electrical device being a separately formed, discrete electrical device and extending from the electrically conductive structure in the first layer along the longitudinal axis of the vertical via within at least two of the horizontal core sections;
establishing at a first end of the discrete electrical device a first electrical connection between a first electrical contact of the discrete electrical device and the electrically conductive structure in the first layer; and
establishing at a second end of the discrete electrical device a second electrical connection between a second electrical contact of the discrete electrical device and a second layer, the second layer being one of the lower or upper horizontal electrically conductive layers of a second horizontal core section of the plurality of horizontal core sections, and being other than the horizontal surface of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,149,387

ACTIVE COMPOSITE PANEL ASSEMBLIES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An active composite panel assembly that is configured to transfer electrical signals from a source to an electrical device, the active composite panel assembly comprising:a composite layer including a core sandwiched between a first skin and a second skin, wherein the core includes a plurality of interconnected honeycomb cells, wherein one or both of the first skin and the second skin comprises at least one pre-impregnated epoxy resin layer; and
an active layer secured to and covering an entire surface of the composite layer, wherein the active layer is entirely conductive and configured to receive and conduct the electrical signals.

US Pat. No. 10,149,386

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a substrate provided with an opening and an electronic component mounted on one side of the substrate; and
a conductive member that is a plate-shaped member fixed to the other side of the substrate, the conductive member constituting a conductive path,
wherein the conductive member includes a first leg spaced apart from a second leg and a protruding portion interconnecting a top portion of each of the first and second legs so as to have a U-shaped cross-section defining a pit, wherein the protruding portion enters the opening formed in the substrate and to which a terminal of the electronic component is connected,
a base member for supporting the conductive member and covering a bottom opening of the pit; and
an embedding member having a heat conductivity higher than a heat conductivity of air is provided inside the pit; the embedding member being enclosed on a first and a second side by the first and second legs of the conductive member.

US Pat. No. 10,149,385

AFFIXING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An affixing structure affixed to a circuit board via a plurality of electrical connection terminals included in an electronic component, whereinat least one second side wall of the electronic component that is perpendicular to a first side wall where the electrical connection terminals are arranged is adhesively supported on the circuit board by a support, with use of an adhesive having elasticity;
a height (H3) of a part of the support in contact with the second side wall of the electronic component is greater than or equal to a height (H2) from the circuit board to a position of the center of gravity of the electronic component;
a length (L) of the support in a direction following the first side wall is greater than or equal to the height (H3), and
the electric component is a transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,149,384

SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF

CHUNGHWA PRECISION TEST T...

2. A method of manufacturing a support structure, located at a bottom of a ball grid array (BGA), comprising steps of:fabricating a plurality of first positioning pin holes on a printed circuit board (PCB), wherein a plurality of pads are arranged on the PCB;
arranging a plurality of second positioning pin holes on a substrate, wherein the plurality of second positioning pin holes correspond to the plurality of first positioning pin holes arranged on the PCB, respectively;
arranging a plurality of copper columns below the substrate at the bottom of the BGA, wherein the plurality of copper columns correspond to the plurality of pads, and a solder paste is coated on the pads to fix the plurality of copper columns;
arranging a support film comprising a plurality of support portions on the PCB, wherein the support portion is arranged between every two adjacent copper columns, and the length of each of the plurality of copper columns is smaller than the length of the support portion; and
assembling the support film on the PCB and a positioning component of the substrate by penetrating the first positioning pin hole and a positioning component of the second positioning pin hole corresponding to the first positioning pin hole.

US Pat. No. 10,149,383

LOAD REDUCED MEMORY MODULE

Rambus, Inc., Sunnyvlae,...

1. A memory module comprising:a plurality of device sites, wherein each device site of the plurality of device sites is a location at which at least one memory device is disposed;
a first chip select (CS) pin to receive a first CS signal from a memory controller;
a second CS pin to receive a second CS signal from a second memory module;
a buffer component coupled to the first CS pin and the second CS pin, wherein the buffer component is to:
select a first set of one or more sites of the plurality of device sites using a third CS signal when the first CS signal is received on the first CS pin from the memory controller; and
select a second set of one or more sites of the plurality of device sites using a fourth CS signal when the second CS signal is received on the second CS pin from the second memory module.

US Pat. No. 10,149,382

WIRING SUBSTRATE, WIRING MEMBER, LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:a plurality of wiring patterns;
a protective layer to cover the plurality of wiring patterns and regions between the plurality of wiring patterns; and
a plurality of terminals communicating with the plurality of wiring patterns, the plurality of terminals not covered by the protective layer,
wherein pitch between the plurality of terminals adjacent to each other includes a first pitch and a second pitch wider than the first pitch,
at least one of the plurality of wiring patterns, the plurality of terminals of which are adjacent to each other at the second pitch, includes a portion of expanded width having a width wider than a width of the plurality of terminals,
the portion of expanded width is covered with the protective layer, and
an interval between the portion of expanded width of the at least one of the plurality of wiring patterns and another wiring pattern adjacent to the portion of expanded width is narrower than an interval between the plurality of terminals adjacent to each other at the second pitch.

US Pat. No. 10,149,381

TEXTILE INTEGRATION OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE) Un...

1. A method of integrating a stretchable interposer device with a textile layer, the method comprising:providing the textile layer, the textile layer comprising a plurality of yarns, the yarns comprising at least one electrically conductive yarn;
providing the interposer device comprising electrically insulating materials and a stretchable electrically conductive structure comprising at least one contact pad for establishing at least one electrically conductive path towards the at least one electrically conductive yarn of the textile layer;
positioning the interposer device such that the at least one contact pad of the electrically conductive structure is aligned with the at least one electrically conductive yarn of the textile layer, thereby defining at least one contacting location between the interposer device and the textile layer;
mechanically attaching the interposer device to the textile layer; and
establishing an electrical contact between the at least one contact pad and the at least one electrically conductive yarn at the at least one contacting location, wherein establishing an electrical contact is performed after mechanically attaching the interposer device to the textile layer and wherein establishing an electrical contact comprises
laser ablating, at the at least one contacting location, electrically insulating materials present between the at least one contact pad and the at least one electrically conductive yarn to form a via, and
filling the via with an electrically conductive material at the at least one contacting location so that an electrically conductive contact is formed between the respective contact pad and the respective electrically conductive yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,149,380

RESIN COMPOSITION AND ITS USE

SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. A resin composition comprising a modified polyphenylether resin and an organic silicon compound containing unsaturated double bonds,wherein the organic silicon compound containing unsaturated double bonds is selected from the organic silicon compound structures containing unsaturated double bonds:

wherein R21, R22 and R23 are independently selected from substituted/unsubstituted C1-C8 linear chain alkyl groups, substituted/unsubstituted C1-C8 branch chain alkyl groups, substituted/unsubstituted phenyl groups and substituted/unsubstituted C2-C10 C?C-containing groups; at least one of R21, R22 and R23 is substituted/unsubstituted C2-C10 C?C-containing groups; and 0?m?100;
or,

wherein R24 is selected from substituted/unsubstituted C1-C12 linear chain alkyl groups and substituted/unsubstituted C1-C12 branch chain alkyl groups; 2?n?10, and n is a natural number; and
wherein the resin composition comprises a free radical initiator and wherein the modified polyphenylether resin has the following structure;
wherein 0?x?100, 0?y?100, 2?x+y?100, and x and y is not o at the same time;M is selected from:

N is any one selected from —CO—, SO, —SO2— and —C(CH3)2—;
R3, R5, R8, R10, R13, R15, R18 and R20 are independently selected from substituted/unsubstituted C1-C8 linear chain alkyl groups, substituted/unsubstituted C1-C8 branch chain alkyl groups and substituted/unsubstituted phenyl groups;
R4, R6, R7, R9, R14, R16, R17 and R19 are independently selected from hydrogen atom, substituted/unsubstituted C1-C8 linear chain alkyl groups, substituted/unsubstituted C1-C8 branch chain alkyl groups and substituted/unsubstituted phenyl groups;
R1, R2, R11 and R12 are independently selected from substituted/unsubstituted C1-C8 linear chain alkyl groups and substituted/unsubstituted C1-C8 branch chain alkyl groups.

US Pat. No. 10,149,379

MULTI-LAYERED CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

NODA SCREEN CO., LTD., A...

1. A multi-layered circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer;
a sheet capacitor disposed between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, the sheet capacitor comprising a pair of electrodes each having a tab and a dielectric sandwiched between the electrodes; and
lead wirings connected to the tabs of the electrodes, respectively, and disposed on an opposite side of the first or the second insulating layer with respect to the sheet capacitor to overlap the electrodes when viewed from a stacking direction of the multi-layered circuit board,
wherein the tabs are formed at outer edges of the electrodes and outwardly project from opposed portions of the respective electrodes opposed to the dielectric in a direction along a plate surface of the multi-layered circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,149,378

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A communication device, comprising:a connector connected to a communication cable including multiple pairs of signal lines for transmitting a differential signal; and
a plurality of pairs of transmission lines for transmitting the differential signal inputted/outputted through the connector,
wherein a number of the pairs of the transmission lines is an even number N that is greater than 2, each pair of the transmission lines comprises N?1 stages of sub-transmission lines generating a same amount of crosstalk as an amount of crosstalk caused at the connector, and N?1 stages of connecting portions comprising a first stage connecting portion to connect a transmission path of the connector and a first stage of the N?1 stages of sub-transmission lines by a corresponding straight or cross type connection, and second to N?1 th stage connecting portions to connect an i th stage of the N?1 stages of sub-transmission lines and an i+1 th stage of the N?1 stages of sub-transmission lines by a corresponding straight or cross type connection, where i=an integer from 1 to N?2, and
wherein each pair of transmission lines has a different number of the connecting portions having the cross connection, and as a j th stage of the N?1 connecting portions in any one pair of the plurality of the pairs of transmission lines has a cross connection, a j th stage of the N?1 connecting portions in any other pair of the transmission lines also has a cross connection, where j=an integer from 1 to N/2.

US Pat. No. 10,149,377

STACKED TRANSMISSION LINE

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A multi-layer microelectronic structure, comprising:a first conductive trace disposed at a first spatial layer of a carrier or a package oriented in a first plane, the first conductive trace being coplanar to a plane of the first spatial layer and the plane of the first spatial layer being parallel to the first plane;
a second conductive trace disposed at the first spatial layer and coplanar to the first conductive trace, at least a portion of the second conductive trace parallel to the first conductive trace, the first and second conductive traces comprising a transmission line;
a first plurality of conductive stubs disposed at a second spatial layer of the carrier or the package and electrically coupled to the first conductive trace, one or more stubs of the first plurality of conductive stubs fully overlaps one or more sections of the second conductive trace in a plan view without being mechanically coupled to the second conductive trace, the second spatial layer different from the first spatial layer and parallel to the first spatial layer; and
a second plurality of conductive stubs disposed at a third spatial layer of the carrier or the package and electrically coupled to the second conductive trace, the second plurality of conductive stubs fully overlaps one or more sections of the first conductive trace in a plan view without being mechanically coupled to the first conductive trace, the third spatial layer different from the first spatial layer and parallel to the first spatial layer, the first and second pluralities of conductive stubs increasing a capacitive coupling between the first and second conductive traces.

US Pat. No. 10,149,376

WATER INJECTION AND VENTING OF A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A plasma arc torch system having a supply system including a liquid source for supplying a liquid, and a liquid supply conduit in fluid communication with a liquid passageway between a nozzle and a shield of a plasma arc torch to introduce the liquid from the liquid source to a flow region of a plasma arc torch, thereby surrounding the plasma arc with the liquid, the plasma arc torch including:an electrode;
the nozzle spaced from the electrode to define a plasma chamber therebetween, the nozzle comprising a nozzle body, a nozzle exit orifice, and a vent outlet, wherein the plasma chamber is configured to receive a plasma gas;
a vent passage disposed in the nozzle body configured to divert a portion of the plasma gas exiting the plasma chamber to the vent outlet, thereby constricting the plasma arc; and
a shield spaced from the nozzle to define the liquid passageway and the flow region therebetween, the shield comprising a shield exit orifice in fluid communication with the nozzle exit orifice, wherein the liquid passageway is configured to receive the liquid and introduce the liquid having a liquid swirl strength to the flow region such that the liquid surrounds and constricts the plasma arc, and the flow region is configured to expel the liquid along with the plasma arc surrounded by the liquid at the shield exit orifice,
wherein diverting the portion of the plasma gas by the vent passage in the nozzle and expelling the liquid at the shield exit orifice both provide constriction of the plasma arc.

US Pat. No. 10,149,375

TARGET TRAJECTORY METROLOGY IN AN EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of measuring a moving property of a target as it travels along its trajectory in a laser produced plasma extreme ultraviolet light source, the method comprising:forming a remaining plasma that at least partially coincides with an extended target region, the remaining plasma being a plasma formed from an interaction between a prior target and a prior radiation pulse in a target space, wherein the extended target region is that region in which plasma pushback forces affect a target and cause motion of the target to deviate from a motion;
releasing a current target along a trajectory toward the target space that is at least partly overlapping the extended target region, the current target including a component that emits extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light when converted to plasma;
determining one or more moving properties of the current target when the current target is within the extended target region and after a prior and adjacent target has interacted with a prior radiation pulse in the target space, wherein determining includes detecting one or more diagnostic interactions with the current target while the current target is within the extended target region and determining one or more moving properties of the current target comprises determining one or more of a speed of the current target, a velocity of the current target, and/or an acceleration of the current target; and
if any of the determined one or more moving properties of the current target are outside an acceptable range, then adjusting one or more characteristics of a radiation pulse directed toward the target space.

US Pat. No. 10,149,374

RECEPTACLE FOR CAPTURING MATERIAL THAT TRAVELS ON A MATERIAL PATH

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A target material receptacle comprising:a structure comprising a first end, a second end, and a sidewall that extends in a first direction from an opening at the first end to the second end to define a passageway, the passageway configured to receive target material that travels along a target material path; and
a deflector system configured to receive target material from the passageway, the deflector system comprising a plurality of deflector elements extending from the second end toward the opening, wherein each deflector element is oriented at a first acute angle relative to a direction of travel of an instance of the target material that travels along the target material path, and each deflector element in the deflector system is separated from a nearest deflector element by a distance along a second direction that is different from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,149,373

LIGHTING CONTROL CONSOLE HAVING A DUAL ENCODER

1. A lighting control console for controlling a lighting system, wherein digital adjusting commands are generated in the lighting control console, which commands are transmitted to the lighting devices of the lighting system via data links, and wherein the lighting control console comprises at least one digital processor and at least one digital memory for generating, managing and storing the adjusting commands, and wherein the lighting control console comprises at least one display device, and wherein graphic elements are graphically depicted for users at the display device, wherein at least one dual encoder is provided in the control panel of the lighting control console, which dual encoder allows users to enter input values, wherein the dual encoder includes a first shaft being mounted in a housing so as to be rotatable, and wherein a first locking mechanism, for locking different rotational positions of the first shaft, and at least one first rotation signal generator, for generating a data signal showing a switchover between two locking positions, are provided at the first shaft, and wherein a second shaft mounted in the housing so as to be coaxially rotatable is provided at the dual encoder, and wherein a second locking mechanism for locking different rotational positions of the second shaft and at least one second rotation signal generator for generating a data signal showing a switchover between two locking positions are provided at the second shaft, and wherein both shafts include actuating elements, at which adjusting movements are transmitted onto the shafts by hand.

US Pat. No. 10,149,372

LIGHTING CONTROL CONSOLE HAVING A TACTILE SENSOR SYSTEM

1. A lighting control console for controlling a lighting system, includes digital adjusting commands being generated in the lighting control console, said adjusting commands being transmitted to the lighting devices of the lighting system via data links, said lighting control console comprising at least one digital processor and at least one digital memory for generating, managing and storing the adjusting commands, and said digital processor and said digital memory being arranged in a console housing, and said lighting control console comprising at least one slide control at which operating commands are being input by the user via linear displacement of a control knob protruding from the upper side of the console housing, and said upper side of the console housing comprising a slit for each slide control, said control knob being connected to said slide control via said slit,wherein
a tactile sensor system is provided at the slide control for detecting when the user touches the control knob.

US Pat. No. 10,149,371

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DECORATIVE ILLUMINATION

18. A pathway lighting system comprising:a pathway lighting cover having an aperture through said cover extending substantially along the length of said cover;
an insert having at least one aperture, said insert configured to slide into said pathway cover so that at least one of said apertures is visible through said cover aperture;
a source of illumination;
a controller communicatively coupled to said source of illumination;
a remote control device communicatively coupled to said controller and causing said controller to control said source of illumination according to a user-supplied input to said remote control device;
wherein when said source of illumination is illuminated in said cover, said source of illumination projects illumination through said at least one visible aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,149,370

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR LIGHTING CONTROL

Powercast Corporation, P...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a signal indicating that a timeout timer associated with a space has crossed a threshold time duration;
determining if a motion sensor is disposed within the space;
if the motion sensor is determined to be disposed within the space, sending a signal to a wireless controller operatively coupled to a light source such that the wireless controller reverts to a default state;
if the motion sensor is not determined to be disposed within the space, determining if a light sensor is disposed within the space;
if the motion sensor is not determined to be disposed within the space and the light sensor is determined to be disposed within the space, sending a signal to the wireless controller such that the wireless controller is controlled by the light sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,149,369

METHOD OF ASSOCIATING WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICES

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. A method for associating a first wireless control device with a second wireless control device, the method comprising:receiving, at the second wireless control device, a first wireless signal at a first time and a second wireless signal at a second time subsequent to the first time, the first and second wireless signals received from the first wireless control device;
measuring a respective signal strength of each of the first and second wireless signals received by the second wireless control device;
determining whether a change has occurred between the first time and the second time in the signal strengths of the first and second wireless signals received by the second wireless control device; and
associating the first wireless control device and the second wireless control device when the signal strengths of the first and second wireless signals received by the second wireless control device are determined to have changed between the first time and the second time.

US Pat. No. 10,149,368

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING LIGHTING SETTINGS IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM

KENALL MANUFACTURING COMP...

1. A system for managing a plurality of lighting settings, comprising:a first switch;
a second switch;
at least one driver; and
a low voltage controller (LVC) electrically connected to the first switch, the second switch, and the at least one driver, the LVC including a processor, wherein the processor is configured to:
detect a first momentary contact originating from the first switch, the first momentary contact corresponding to a first lighting setting,
responsive to detecting the first momentary contact, cause the at least one driver to power a first portion of a set of luminaires according to the first lighting setting,
detect a second momentary contact originating from the second switch, the second momentary contact corresponding to a second lighting setting, and
responsive to detecting the second momentary contact, cause the at least one driver to power a second portion of the set of luminaires according to the second lighting setting.

US Pat. No. 10,149,367

WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICE

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. A wall-mountable wireless control device comprising:an antenna configured to transmit or receive radio-frequency signals;
a radio-frequency communication circuit configured to transmit or receive the radio-frequency signals via the antenna;
a control circuit responsive to the radio-frequency communication circuit;
an enclosure configured to house the radio-frequency communication circuit and the control circuit;
a conductive yoke attached to the enclosure and configured to mount the control device to an electrical wallbox; and
a conductive member extending around a rear side of the enclosure between opposite sides of the yoke.

US Pat. No. 10,149,366

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a substrate; and
a light emitting unit disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to a driving circuit, wherein the light emitting unit comprises a first electrode electrically connected to a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer disposed on the first semiconductor layer, a quantum well structure sandwiched between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, and a second electrode electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer;
wherein the first electrode has a first surface farthest from the first semiconductor layer, the second electrode has a second surface farthest from the first semiconductor layer, and a roughness of the second surface is greater than a roughness of the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,149,365

RECALIBRATION OF A TUNABLE LAMP SYSTEM

LUMENETIX, INC., Scotts ...

1. A tunable light module comprising:a memory storing a color mixing plan;
multiple lamps of at least two colors;
a light sensor configured to measure a light characteristic of each lamp of the multiple lamps; and
control circuitry configured to:
drive a lamp of the multiple lamps to produce a colored light according to the color mixing plan that corresponds to a correlated color temperature (CCT);
cause the light sensor to measure the light characteristic of the lamp;
detect a degradation level by comparing the measured light characteristic against an expected light characteristic stored in the memory; and
adjust a current level for driving the lamp at the CCT by referencing the color mixing plan and an alternative coefficient corresponding to the degradation level,
wherein the alternative coefficient is pre-computed, part of the color mixing plan, and stored in the memory, and
wherein the alternative coefficient is associated with the detected degradation level prior to deployment of the tunable light module.

US Pat. No. 10,149,364

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING LIGHT REPRESENTATIVE OF A TARGET NATURAL LIGHT

SOLLUM TECHNOLOGIES INC.,...

1. A lighting system for generating an output light beam representative of a target natural light having a natural light spectral profile, the lighting system comprising:a plurality of solid-state light emitters each emitting a light sub-beam having an individual spectrum, the individual spectra of the solid-state light emitters collectively covering a visible portion of the natural light spectral profile and excluding infrared and ultraviolet components;
a combining assembly combining the light sub-beams from said solid-state light emitters into the output light beam such that said output light beam has a combined spectral profile defined by a combination of the individual spectra of the plurality of solid-state emitters; and
a control module configured for controlling an intensity of the light sub-beam from each of the solid-state light emitters such that the combined spectral profile of the output light beam is representative of the visible portion of the natural light spectral profile excluding said infrared and ultraviolet components.

US Pat. No. 10,149,363

METHOD FOR MAKING TUNABLE MULTI-LED EMITTER MODULE

LedEngin, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method for making a light-emitting diode (LED) emitter module, comprising:providing a substrate having a plurality of electrical contacts and a plurality of electrical paths coupled to the electrical contacts;
providing two or more groups of LED dies disposed on the substrate, each group having one or more LED dies, each of the LED dies being coupled to an electrical contact, wherein the electrical paths are configured for feeding separate electrical currents to the groups of LED dies;
placing a primary lens over the two or more groups of LED dies;
determining information associating a plurality of output light colors with a corresponding plurality of combinations of electrical currents, each combination specifying a plurality of electrical current values, each electrical current value being associated with one of the two or more groups of LED dies;
providing a memory device on the substrate;
storing the information in the memory device; and
providing a circuit for accessing the information in the memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,149,362

SOLID STATE LIGHTING CONTROL WITH DIMMER INTERFACE TO CONTROL BRIGHTNESS

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. Dimmer interface circuit for controlling brightness of a solid state light emission device, the interface circuit having an input to receive a brightness control voltage from a dimmer circuit and comprising:a voltage converter to provide a converter output voltage and having an inductive component and a charge store, the charge store controllably coupled to receive charge from the inductive component to thereby convert the brightness control voltage to the converter output voltage; and
control circuitry, comprising:
a comparison circuit to compare an instantaneous brightness control voltage and the converter output voltage; and
a transition detector to detect first and second transitions of the brightness control voltage, said first and second transitions causing the solid state light emission device to transition from off to on, wherein the first transition occurs in a first cycle of the brightness control voltage, and wherein the second transition occurs in a second, later cycle of the brightness control voltage,
wherein the control circuitry is configured to reduce ringing on a drive signal to the solid state light emission device by controlling the voltage converter dependent on comparisons by the comparison circuit of the instantaneous brightness control voltage and the converter output voltage at times of the first and second transitions of the brightness control voltage, such that a second difference between the instantaneous brightness control voltage and the converter output voltage at the time of the second transition is closer to a target voltage difference than a first difference between the instantaneous brightness control voltage and the converter output voltage at the time of the first transition, wherein the target voltage difference is non-zero and the converter output voltage is less than the instantaneous brightness control voltage at the time of the second transition.

US Pat. No. 10,149,361

DRIVER FOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES USING SEQUENTIAL COUPLING

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method comprising:sequentially coupling, by a switching module of a circuit, each cell of a plurality of cells to a driver module, each cell of the plurality of cells comprising a light emitting diode (LED) being configured to activate based on a control voltage at a respective cell of the plurality of cells; and
driving, by the driver module, the control voltage of the respective cell based on a reference current when the switching module sequentially couples the respective cell to the driver module, wherein the driver module comprises an operational amplifier that includes an output, a first input, and a second input and wherein sequentially coupling each cell of the plurality of cells to the driver module comprises:
coupling the output, the first input, and the second input to the respective cell during a program state of the circuit; and
decoupling the output, the first input, and the second input from each cell of the plurality of cells during a switching state of the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,149,360

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM, LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:a first control device;
a detector;
a second control device; and
a lighting device,
wherein the first control device transmits a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal to the second control device, the PWM signal instructing a dimming level to the lighting device, the dimming level being a brightness of light to be emitted by the lighting device,
the second control device receives the PWM signal from the first control device and acquires a detection signal indicating a detection result of the detector, and transmits to the lighting device a dimming signal corresponding to either one of the PWM signal or the detection signal,
lighting control is performed on the lighting device based on the dimming signal,
the PWM signal transmitted by the first control device includes either one of (i) a dimming PWM signal whose duty ratio is within a predetermined range or (ii) a detection control PWM signal whose duty ratio is outside the predetermined range,
when the second control device receives the dimming PWM signal, the second control device performs dimming control on the lighting device by transmitting to the lighting device the dimming signal corresponding to the duty ratio of the dimming PWM signal, and
when the second control device receives the detection control PWM signal, the second control device performs lighting control on the lighting device according to the detection signal acquired, by transmitting to the lighting device the dimming signal corresponding to the detection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,149,359

DIMMING CONTROL DEVICE, LIGHTING APPARATUS, LIGHTING SYSTEM, AND DIMMING CONTROL METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A dimming control device configured to receive dimming input level data updated at intervals, and to control a dimming level of a light source based on the dimming input level data, the dimming control device comprising:a memory that stores the dimming input level data received prior to a newest one of the dimming input level data; and
a generator that generates dimming output level data as data having a dimming level resolution higher than a dimming level resolution of the dimming input level data, the dimming output level data being generated as a function of the dimming input level data received and stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,149,358

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROL ELEMENTS FOR ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

16. An illumination system comprising:first and second power conductors;
a plurality of light-emitting strings, each light-emitting string having a first end electrically coupled to the first power conductor and a second end electrically coupled to the second power conductor, wherein the power conductors supply power to the light-emitting strings; and
one or more programmable current control devices each configured to supply a desired output current level to one or more of the light-emitting strings,
wherein each programmable current control device comprises:
a first connection point for receiving information representative of the desired output current level,
a memory element for storing the information representative of the desired output current level received at the first connection point, wherein the memory element is nonvolatile, whereby the memory element retains the information without application of power to the memory element,
a second connection point and a third connection point electronically coupled to the one or more light-emitting strings, and
a control circuit configured to maintain an applied current that is ±10% of the desired output current level, between the second and third connection points, by (i) receiving a reference voltage representative of the desired output current level from the memory element, (ii) applying the applied current to the at least a portion of the illumination device via the second and third connection points, (iii) receiving a resulting feedback voltage from the at least a portion of the illumination device, (iv) adjusting the applied current to reduce a difference between the feedback voltage and the reference voltage, and (v) repeating steps (ii)-(iv), wherein the control circuit comprises an operational amplifier, a first transistor, and a second transistor, and wherein:
the operational amplifier has (i) a first input configured to receive the reference voltage, (ii) a second input configured to receive the feedback voltage, (iii) an output configured to output a signal representative of the difference between the feedback voltage and the reference voltage to a base of the first transistor, (iv) a first terminal for receiving input power, and (v) a second terminal electrically coupled to ground,
the first transistor is coupled to the output of the operational amplifier, and a collector of the first transistor drives a base of the second transistor, and
the first and second transistors are configured to receive the signal from the output of the operational amplifier and adjust the applied current to reduce the difference between the feedback voltage and the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,149,357

CURRENT CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR LINEAR LED DRIVER

Microchip Technology Inc....

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) system that decreases light emission as input voltage from a dimmer decreases, the system comprising:an alternating current voltage source;
a rectifier coupled to the alternating current voltage source to generate a rectified voltage signal;
a dimmer coupled to the rectifier for receiving the rectified voltage signal and generating an input voltage signal;
a line regulation circuit coupled to the dimmer to receive the input voltage signal, the line regulation circuit comprising:
a first circuit for accepting and scaling a time-varying signal to generate a first scaled signal;
a second circuit for scaling the first scaled signal to generate a second scaled signal;
a third circuit for generating a time-average of the second scaled signal to generate a time-averaged signal;
a fourth circuit for subtracting the time-averaged signal from a fixed reference signal to generate a subtracted signal;
a fifth circuit for multiplying the first scaled signal by the subtracted signal to generate a multiplied signal; and
one or more current regulators for receiving the multiplied signal; and
a plurality of lighting stages, each lighting stage comprising:
a current regulation circuit coupled to the line regulation circuit or to another lighting stage; and
a set of LEDs comprising a first node and a second node, the first node connected to the dimmer or to another lighting stage and the second node connected to the current regulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,149,356

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a transistor disposed between a first node and a second node, the second node coupled to a first voltage;
an inductor that has first and second terminals, the first terminal coupled to the first node and the second terminal configured to receive a second voltage;
a drive circuit that outputs a control signal to a gate of the transistor based on a current value supplied to the inductor;
a resistor coupled to the second terminal of the inductor; and
a comparator that compares the voltage of the resistor with a predetermined value,
wherein the drive circuit detects the current value supplied to the inductor based on a result of the comparator,
wherein the drive circuit outputs the control signal to set the transistor in an ON-state during a period after the current value supplied to the inductor becomes less than a minimum current value until the current value supplied to the inductor exceeds a peak current value, and
wherein the drive circuit outputs the control signal to set the transistor in an OFF-state during a period after the current value supplied to the inductor exceeds the peak current value until the current value supplied to the inductor becomes less than the minimum current value.

US Pat. No. 10,149,355

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A DRIVER FOR A LIGHTING LOAD

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for controlling an amount of power delivered to a lighting load, the load control device comprising:a communication circuit configured to generate a control signal for controlling the amount of power delivered to the lighting load, the control signal being capable of causing the lighting load to be turned on when a magnitude of the control signal rises above a threshold; and
a control circuit configured to control the communication circuit to adjust the magnitude of the control signal so as to adjust an intensity of the lighting load between a low-end intensity and a high-end intensity, the control signal having a magnitude less than the threshold when the intensity of the lighting load is being controlled to the low-end intensity;
wherein, when power has been applied to the lighting load, the control circuit is further configured to:
determine that a desired magnitude of the control signal is below the threshold; and
set the magnitude of the control signal to be equal to or greater than the threshold before decreasing the magnitude of the control signal to the desired magnitude.

US Pat. No. 10,149,354

POWER CONVERTER CONTROLLER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A controller for controlling a power converter to convert electrical power at an input voltage into electrical power at an output voltage, the controllercomprising
an input port configured to receive a voltage representative of the input voltage;
an input voltage measuring unit configured to sample a measuring voltage and determine a measurement value that is representative of the input voltage;
a switch;
a diode connectable with a storage unit to provide a supply voltage for the controller during operation of the controller, and
a resistor which forms a voltage divider with an external resistor connected to the input port, the input voltage measuring unit connected with a terminal of the resistor to measure a portion of the input voltage, the portion determined by the voltage divider ratio;
wherein the switch is controlled to control charging of the storage unit from the voltage at the input port.

US Pat. No. 10,149,353

MICROWAVE OVEN

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A microwave oven comprising an oven muffle, a high-frequency oscillator for generating microwaves propagating within the oven muffle, an opening within a muffle wall of the oven muffle for passing a rotatable shaft of a motor through the muffle wall, and means for suppressing microwave leakage through said opening, wherein the means for suppressing microwave leakage are arranged at a distance to the muffle wall by means of a motor mounting element bearing the motor, wherein there is no direct physical contact between the muffle wall and the suppression means,wherein the motor mounting element comprises a middle portion configured to receive the motor and to be disposed at a distance from an outer surface of the muffle wall and a pair of interconnecting portions spaced apart from each other and extending laterally from the middle portion for connecting the motor mounting element with the oven muffle,
wherein the pair of interconnecting portions create a gap between the middle portion of the motor mounting element and the muffle wall.

US Pat. No. 10,149,352

MICROWAVE OVEN

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A microwave oven, comprising:an outer housing defining an accommodating chamber therein and having a first cooling air inlet and a first cooling air outlet therein;
an inner housing disposed within the accommodating chamber and defining a heating chamber therein, the heating chamber having a second cooling air inlet and a second cooling air outlet communicated with the first cooling air outlet, the second cooling air inlet and the second cooling air outlet being formed in the top wall of the heating chamber, a cooling air passage being defined between an upper surface of the inner housing and a top wall of the accommodating chamber and communicated with the second cooling air inlet;
a cooling fan having an air inlet communicated with the first cooling air inlet via an air inlet passage and an air outlet communicated with the cooling air passage, and the cooling fan being positioned between the upper surface of the inner housing and the top wall of the accommodating chamber; and
an electrical component disposed within the cooling air passage,
wherein the air inlet passage includes an air inlet section extended in a front-rear direction and a receiving section extended in a left-right direction, a front end of the air inlet section is communicated with the first cooling air inlet and a rear end of the air inlet section is communicated with a right end of the receiving section, and the cooling fan is disposed within the receiving section which is communicated with the cooling air passage,
wherein the microwave oven further comprises:
a side plate disposed on the upper surface of the inner housing and defining an accommodating space with a front wall of the accommodating chamber, the first cooling air inlet and outlet being formed in the front wall of the accommodating chamber;
a first plate disposed within the accommodating space and defining an air outlet passage with the side plate and the front wall of the accommodating chamber, the first cooling air outlet and the second cooling air outlet being communicated with each other via the air outlet passage; and
a second plate disposed within the accommodating space, the second plate defining one of the cooling air passage and the air inlet passage with the first plate and the front wall of the accommodating chamber, and the second plate defining the other of the cooling air passage and the air inlet passage with the side plate and the front wall of the accommodating chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,149,351

DEVICE FOR GENERATING AN ALTERNATE RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD, CONTROL METHOD AND PLANT USING SUCH DEVICE

Officine di Cartigliano S...

1. A device for generating an alternating radio-frequency electromagnetic field in a working area (3), comprising:an applicator (2) having at least one pair of electrodes (26, 27) for emitting the electromagnetic field ranging from 5 MHz to 500 MHz in the working area (3);
an oscillator (4) for providing an alternate AC voltage (VRF) and an alternate current (IRF) each having a predetermined value and a predetermined frequency;
a power supply (5) for supplying a DC voltage (VCC) to said oscillator (4), said oscillator (4) comprising a triode (19) having a grid terminal (G), an anode (A), and a cathode (B); and
a control system (6) associated with said power supply (5) for controlling electrical parameters of one or more of said alternate AC voltage (VRF), alternate current (IRF), or frequency provided to said applicator (2) by said oscillator (4);
wherein said control system (6) comprises a programmable central control unit PLC (23), an input port (7) connected to an electric power network (N), a first electronic control circuit (8) which is connected to said input port (7) for instantaneously varying said electrical parameters and instantaneously controlling field emission power to said power supply (5) through an output port (9), a second electronic control circuit (10) for regulating operation of said oscillator (4) connected to the grid terminal (G) of said triode (19), wherein said first electronic control circuit (8) is an inverter (11) converting an electric power network voltage having a constant frequency and a constant RMS value, into an AC voltage (VINV) having a controlled RMS value or a controlled frequency,
wherein said second electronic control circuit (10) comprises a voltage divider (21) connected to said applicator (2) for drawing a predetermined voltage portion (VPAR) and a DC voltage adder circuit (22) past said voltage divider (21), said second electronic control circuit (10) being connected to the grid terminal (G) of said triode (19) for controlling grid voltage (VG) according to an instantaneous value of said AC voltage (VINV) at an output (14) of said inverter (11),
wherein said voltage divider (21) comprises an inductor (LAG) inserted between the anode (A) and the grid (G) of the triode (19) or an inductor (LGK) inserted between the cathode (K) and the grid (G) of the triode (19), and further comprises an inductor (LB) having a terminal (24) electrically connected to the grid terminal (G) for blocking the DC voltage, and
wherein said programmable central control unit PLC (23) controls at least an output voltage (VINV) of said inverter (11) and said second electronic control circuit (8) such to vary power emitted by the electromagnetic field and ensure a constant oscillation of said triode (19).

US Pat. No. 10,149,349

HEAT GENERATING BODY

1. A heat generating body comprising:a base material comprising a resin plate or resin film, wherein said base material further comprises a first and a second side, wherein the second side of the base material lies opposite to the first side of the base material;
a conductive layer arranged in a planar manner along the first side and the second side of the base material, wherein said conductive layer is formed of a conductive material;
an electrode connected electrically to the conductive layer;
at least two insulating layers, wherein each insulating layer is arranged on the side of the base material on which the conductive layer is provided and formed of an insulating material; and
a first spacer portion and a second spacer portion, wherein each of the spacer portions are arranged between the conductive layer and the insulating layer or a pair of insulating layers and each of the spacer portions are capable of forming an enclosed space between the conductive layer and the insulating layer or a pair of insulating layers; and
wherein the conductive layer comprises a first metal nanowire layer and a second metal nanowire layer wherein the first metal nanowire layer is arranged in a planar manner along the first side of the base material and the second metal nanowire layer is arranged in a planar manner along the second side of the base material, and
wherein the first spacer portion is arranged on the first side of the base material and the second spacer portion is arranged on the second side of the base material.

US Pat. No. 10,149,348

METHOD FOR SETTING UP AND OPERATING A WIRELESS VEHICLE NETWORK

WABCO GMBH, Hannover (DE...

1. A method of setting up and operating a wireless vehicle network with at least two stations which are also interconnected via a physical line,wherein the stations can communicate with one another both wirelessly and via the physical line during the wireless network set-up, said method comprising:
a) transmitting signals wirelessly by a first station which indicate the first station,
b) transmitting signals wirelessly by a second station which indicate a readiness for the wireless connection to a different station,
c) setting up the physical line between the first and second stations,
d) transmitting signals by the first station via the physical line to the second station,
e) transmitting signals in response by the second station via the physical line to the first station, the signals being dependent on signals of the first station transmitted via the physical line,
f) checking by the first station the response from the second station and, following a positive check, allowing the set-up of the wireless network with the second station, and
e) forming with the second station the wireless network with the first station.

US Pat. No. 10,149,347

FRONT-END INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR WLAN APPLICATIONS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A semiconductor die comprising:a silicon germanium substrate;
a power amplifier implemented on the silicon germanium substrate and configured for transmit operation, the power amplifier including a first stage, a second stage, and a third stage, each stage including an amplifying transistor configured to receive a respective input signal through its base and generate a respective amplified signal through its collector, such that an input signal for the power amplifier is provided to the base of the first amplifying transistor, and an amplified signal from the power amplifier is provided through the collector of the third amplifying transistor;
a low-noise amplifier implemented on the silicon germanium substrate and configured for receive operation; and
a transmit/receive switch implemented on the silicon germanium substrate and configured to facilitate the transmit and receive operations.

US Pat. No. 10,149,346

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING VOLTE CALL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for establishing a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call in a communication network, the method comprising:receiving a request for establishing the VoLTE call;
identifying a user equipment (UE) involved in the VoLTE call that is in LTE coverage;
sending at least one dummy message to the identified UE after the VoLTE call enters into ringing phase, an interval between successive dummy messages being shorter than a first time period set for determining whether to release radio resource in LTE coverage for supporting the VoLTE call;
stopping sending the at least one dummy message if the VoLTE call is one of answered and cancelled; and
the VoLTE call is determined as being cancelled when one of receiving a cancel message from an originating UE of the VoLTE call and receiving no answer message from a terminating UE of the VoLTE call over a second time period that is longer than the first time period.

US Pat. No. 10,149,345

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISCONTINUOUS SIGNALING IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for discontinuous transmissions in a mobile communication network, the method comprising:determining, at the UE, a requested minimum time for conducting slotted UE transmissions;
transmitting, from user equipment (UE) to a mobile communication network, an initial UE transmission, prior to connection set-up, that includes (i) an indicator signal that is configured to request slotted UE transmissions and (ii) the requested minimum time;
in response to transmitting the initial UE transmission, receiving, at the UE, a response that authorizes slotted UE transmissions and instructs the UE to (i) utilize the requested minimum time, or (ii) utilize a revised minimum time that is different than the requested minimum time; and
in response to authorizing slotted UE transmission, slotting communication of each subsequent UE transmission including connection set-up transmission, wherein slotting requires a minimum time to elapse between each UE transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,149,344

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING A RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL STATE CHANGE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a Radio Resource Control (RRC) state change, comprising:a storage device; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
receiving a RRC Connection Setup message for establishing a RRC connection between the communication device and a first base station (BS), in a first cell from the first BS;
entering a RRC_Connected state in response to the RRC Connection Setup message;
receiving a Security Mode Command message via the RRC connection, in the first cell from the first BS, to activate a security for a data communication between the communication device and the first BS;
receiving a RRC Connection Reconfiguration message configuring at least one radio bearer (RB) in the first cell via the RRC connection from the first BS, after activating the security;
transmitting a user equipment (UE) capability indicating that the communication device supports a RRC_Light_Connected state, in the first cell to the first BS;
receiving a RRC message configuring the RRC_Light_Connected state to the communication device, in the first cell from the first BS;
entering the RRC_Light_Connected state in response to the RRC message and starting performing a cell reselection;
keeping a first discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration and not using the first DRX configuration; and
using a second DRX configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,149,343

USE OF BASEBAND TRIGGERS TO COALESCE APPLICATION DATA ACTIVITY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless user equipment (UE) device, comprising:a radio;
a baseband processor (BB) operatively coupled to the radio; and
an application processor (AP) operatively coupled to the BB;
wherein the wireless UE device is configured to:
receive, at the AP, cellular link information from the BB, wherein the cellular link information indicates whether a cellular link of the wireless UE device is in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state or an RRC idle state, wherein the cellular link information further comprises an indication of link quality of the cellular link;
determine, by the AP, network activity timing for one or more applications based at least in part on the cellular link information; and
initiate, by the AP, network activity for the one or more applications according to the determined network activity timing; and
wherein the AP is further configured to:
delay initiating a network activity with delay tolerance above a delay tolerance threshold if the link quality of the cellular link is below a link quality threshold; and
initiate network activity with delay tolerance above the delay tolerance threshold if the link quality of the cellular link is above the link quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,149,342

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING AND RECOVERING CLUSTER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BASED ON LTE AND USER TERMINAL

1. A method for reestablishing and recovering a Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based trunking communication system, comprising:monitoring, by a user terminal, first resource configuration information of a serving cell where the user terminal is located and second resource configuration information of a neighbor cell which are issued by a network side, configuring the user terminal according to the first resource configuration information to allow access of the user terminal serving as a trunking listening user, and receiving the second resource configuration information; wherein, the step of monitoring, by the user terminal, the first resource configuration information of the serving cell where the user terminal is located and the second resource configuration information of the neighbor cell which are issued by the network side, configuring the user terminal according to the first resource configuration information to allow access of the user terminal serving as the trunking listening user and storing the second resource configuration information comprises:
reading, by the user terminal, a system information block issued by the network side and comprising configuration information for collecting trunking paging, wherein the configuration information for collecting the trunking paging is a Trunking Paging Channel (TPCH) resource information, and configuring a physical layer of the user terminal with the TPCH resource information to detect trunking paging according to TPCH resource parameters;
monitoring, by the user terminal, a trunking paging channel to obtain trunking paging issued by the network side and comprising a Trunking Radio Network Temporary Identity (TRNTI), and configuring the PHY of the user terminal by using the TRNTI;
performing, by the user terminal, a blind detection by using the TRNTI, and monitoring a trunking group control channel to obtain the first resource configuration information and the second resource configuration information issued by the network side;
configuring a physical layer PHY entity, a Media Access Control (MAC) entity, a Radio Link Control (RLC) entity and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of the user terminal according to the first resource configuration information, and storing the second resource configuration information in a storage unit of the user terminal;
establishing, by the user terminal, a Radio Resource Control (RRC) link and a service bearer with the network side to allow access of the user terminal serving as a trunking speaking user and a common service user;
selecting, when the user terminal detects abnormality of a radio link, one cell as a target cell from the service cell where the user terminal is located and the neighbor cell, and sending, by the user terminal, a reestablishment request to the target cell, such that when receiving the reestablishment request, the target cell initiates a reestablishment process according to the reestablishment request to recover a common service or both of a common service and a trunking speaking user service, and recover a trunking listening user service according to the second resource configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,149,341

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by a terminal, a random access preamble on one of a primary cell or a secondary cell;
determining, by the terminal, that a number of transmissions of the random access preamble reaches a predetermined value;
detecting a random access problem based on the determining that the number of transmissions of the random access preamble reaches the predetermined value;
indicating, by the terminal, the random access problem to upper layers in response to the transmitting of the random access preamble being on the primary cell; and
stopping, by the terminal, a random access procedure in response to the transmitting of the random access preamble being on the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,149,340

SLAVE BLUETOOTH DEVICE SWITCHING BETWEEN ACTIVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIONS WITH DIFFERENT MASTER BLUETOOTH DEVICES

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A slave Bluetooth device comprising:a Bluetooth transceiver;
at least one processor connected to the Bluetooth transceiver; and
at least one memory connected to the at least one processor and storing program code that is executed by the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
establishing a first connection through the Bluetooth transceiver with a first master Bluetooth device that operates in a master mode, wherein the slave Bluetooth device operates in a slave mode when communicating through the first connection;
communicating a first connection parameter update request packet containing a first timeout value through the Bluetooth transceiver and the first connection to the first master Bluetooth device; and
establishing a second connection through the Bluetooth transceiver with a second master Bluetooth device that operates in a master mode, wherein the slave Bluetooth device operates in the slave mode when communicating through the second connection;
communicating a second connection parameter update request packet containing a second timeout value through the Bluetooth transceiver and the second connection to the second master Bluetooth device; and
alternating during non-overlapping time slots between at least: 1) monitoring the first connection for traffic transmitted by the first master Bluetooth device while not monitoring the second connection; and 2) monitoring the second connection for traffic transmitted by the second master Bluetooth device while not monitoring the first connection; and
controlling a rate at which the alternating is performed based on the first timeout value and the second timeout value.

US Pat. No. 10,149,339

BASE STATION, USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR RANDOM ACCESS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a base station for handling a Random Access Channel (RACH) procedure in a mixed cellular and device to device (D2D) network, the method comprising:receiving, from a first user equipment in a RACH message, an indication that the RACH procedure relates to a desired D2D communication, wherein the RACH message is a Msg3 message and wherein the indication comprises a D2D-specific Buffer Status Report (BSR) value of a Medium Access Control (MAC) element; and
responsive to determining that the RACH procedure relates to the desired D2D communication based on the indication, scheduling a D2D link for the first user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,149,338

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method for allocating radio resources to a transmitting terminal for performing a direct communication transmission over a direct link connection to a receiving terminal in a communication system, the method comprising the following steps performed by the transmitting terminal:receiving from a base station a system information broadcast;
if the system information broadcast includes information on an idle transmission radio resource pool, the information indicating radio resource usable by transmitting terminals in an idle state, performing a direct communication transmission to a receiving terminal over a direct link connection using the idle transmission radio resource pool; and
if the system information broadcast does not include the information on the idle transmission radio resource pool and includes information on a temporary transmission radio resource pool, the information on the temporary transmission radio resource pool indicating radio resources usable by transmitting terminals in an idle state or in a connected state, performing a direct communication transmission to a receiving terminal over a direct link connection using the temporary transmission radio resource pool.

US Pat. No. 10,149,337

PACKET DETECTION IN POINT-TO-POINT WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method for use in a wireless network, comprising:constructing, by a sector of a transmitting node, a packet including data that is to be transmitted to a receiving node in the wireless network, wherein the constructed packet includes a short training field, a channel estimation field, a header field, and a data payload;
wherein the constructed packet is to be transmitted to the receiving node over a specific link between the sector and the receiving node, and wherein constructing the packet for transmission over the specific wireless link comprises:
identifying a reference sequence based on the specific wireless link, wherein identifying the reference sequence comprises:
selecting a subset of codes from available codes;
grouping links of the wireless network into a plurality of groups based on connectivity of the links between sectors of nodes of the wireless network;
characterizing interference between at least one link of a first group of the plurality of groups and at least one link of a second group of the plurality of groups, wherein at least one of the first group or the second group includes the specific wireless link;
assigning at least one code of the subset of codes to the first group and at least one other code of the subset of codes to the second group based on the characterizing of the interference; and
configuring the sector with the reference sequence, wherein the reference sequence comprises one of the subset of codes of the first group or one of the subset of codes of the second group based on which of the first group or the second group includes the specific wireless link; and
transmitting, by the sector of the transmitting node, the reference sequence before the short training field of the constructed packet, thereby reducing a likelihood that the receiving node will decode a different short training field of an interfering packet before the receiving node decodes the short training field of the constructed packet.

US Pat. No. 10,149,336

VEHICLE AND WI-FI COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) communication control method of a vehicle, the method comprising:determining a Wi-Fi communication state of the vehicle at a current position;
selecting a Wi-Fi channel among n Wi-Fi channels having a low communication load
according to the Wi-Fi communication state of the vehicle at the current position;
forming a Wi-Fi zone in the vehicle using the selected Wi-Fi channel; and
decreasing transmission power of the selected Wi-Fi channel when data use of a device accessing the Wi-Fi zone terminates,
wherein n is three, and a middle Wi-Fi channel among the three Wi-Fi channels is the selected Wi-Fi channel.

US Pat. No. 10,149,335

CONNECTIVITY MODULE FOR INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity module, comprising:a connectivity chip configured to implement a wireless network platform;
one or more standard peripheral interfaces configured to provide an interconnect between the connectivity chip and a host having at least one processor such that the IoT connectivity module appears to the host as a physically attached peripheral device; and
a device-to-device (D2D) application configured to:
implement a command protocol and one or more communication services associated with a proximal D2D communication framework, wherein the command protocol and the one or more communication services enable direct D2D communication over a proximity-based distributed bus; and
expose the command protocol associated with the proximal D2D communication framework via the one or more standard peripheral interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,149,334

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT USING MACROCELL COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method performed at a wireless communication user equipment device, the method comprising:receiving communication resource allocation information from a base station transmitted using scheduled communication resources of defined macrocell communication resources defined by a communication specification for transmitting from base stations to wireless communication user equipment devices, the communication resource allocation information identifying device-to-device communication resources of the defined macrocell communication resources defined by the communication specification for transmitting from base stations to wireless communication user equipment devices;
using the device-to-device communication resources to communicate through a device-to-device communication link with another wireless communication user equipment device.

US Pat. No. 10,149,333

COMMUNICATION DATA PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication data processing method, comprising:acquiring, by a processing apparatus, a data distribution policy, wherein the data distribution policy comprises storage information of a storage apparatus and a correspondence between a keyword and a storage identifier of the storage apparatus, wherein the storage apparatus is configured to store context information of a user equipment (UE);
determining, by the processing apparatus, a keyword corresponding to identifier information of the UE, and determining a storage identifier according to the determined keyword and the correspondence; and
saving, by the processing apparatus, the context information of the UE into the storage apparatus according to the determined storage identifier, or acquiring the context information of the UE from the storage apparatus according to the determined storage identifier, wherein the storage apparatus is separated from the processing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,149,332

RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a wireless communication device for controlling setup of a radio resource control, RRC, connection in a cellular wireless network, said wireless communication device being associated with a serving cell, the method comprising:obtaining a first timer value, T1, that specifies a maximum time for waiting for an RRC connection setup message from the serving cell and a second timer value, T2, that specifies a maximum time for waiting for an RRC connection setup message from a neighbour cell,
calculating a timer value difference, DT12, by subtracting the second timer value from the first timer value,
if said timer value difference is greater than a first threshold value, TH1:
reselecting the neighbour cell as serving cell, and
transmitting an RRC connection request message in the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,149,331

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SERVING GATEWAY, COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND BASE STATION

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A serving gateway in a communication system including a plurality of PDN (Packet Data Network) gateways, comprising:a control interface to a control apparatus which controls the serving gateway;
a control-plane serving gateway; and
a plurality of user-plane serving gateways each associated with the plurality of PDN gateways,
wherein each of the plurality of user-plane serving gateways comprises:
a first logical path manager that manages a first logical path with a PDN gateway associated with the serving gateway;
a second logical path manager that manages a second logical path with a base station; and
a switch that exchanges packets and information related to a logical path with at least one of the first and second logical path managers in accordance with an operation rule, which is notified from the control apparatus in response to a request from a control plane for the first and second logical paths,
wherein the information related to the logical path includes, as packet metadata, at least one of identification information for identifying the logical path and a sequence number in at least one of the first and second logical paths.

US Pat. No. 10,149,330

ANALYSIS OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LINKS BETWEEN MEDICAL DEVICES

ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC....

1. A base unit for use with a plurality of medical devices in wireless communication with each other, the base unit comprising:a processor;
a power supply coupled to the processor;
a first transceiver coupled to the processor, the first transceiver configured to establish a first wireless communication link with a first medical device;
a second transceiver coupled to the processor, the second transceiver configured to establish a second wireless communication link with a second medical device; and
a memory for storing a program which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to monitor the statuses of the first wireless communication link and the second wireless communication link, determine when the base unit is out of range of both the first medical device and the second medical device, and, if the base unit is determined to be out of range of both the first medical device and the second medical device, to monitor the status of only one of the first wireless communication link and the second wireless communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,149,329

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic apparatus configured to perform wireless peer-to-peer (wireless p2p) connection with an external device, the electronic apparatus comprising:communication circuitry;
a microphone; and
a processor configured to:
in response to receiving a voice command for a wireless p2p connection through the microphone, control the communication circuitry to broadcast a probe request to at least one external device,
in response to receiving a probe response for the probe request from the external device, comparing a first voice data from the voice command and a second voice data from the probe response,
in response to the first voice data being consistent with the second voice data, identify the external device as a target device for the wireless p2p connection, and
control the communication circuitry to perform wireless p2p connection with the identified external device,
wherein the probe response includes at least one of an identification information field, a data length field or a data field, and the processor is configured to obtain the second voice data from the data field by using the identification information field and the data length field.

US Pat. No. 10,149,328

RADIO NETWORK CONTROLLER AND A METHOD THEREIN FOR MANAGING A RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a Radio Network Controller, RNC, for managing the utilisation of a Random Access Channel, RACH, of a Wideband Code Division Multiple Access, WCDMA, communication network, the RNC being associated with a Radio Base Station, RBS, wherein the RACH is an uplink channel between User Equipments, UEs, and the RBS, the method comprising:determining a current resource utilisation level of the RACH;
setting, based on the determined resource utilisation, a value of at least one Radio Link Control, RLC, parameter that controls the disposition of a UE in a Cell Forward Access Channel, CELL FACH, state to transmit or retransmit a data packet on the RACH while awaiting acknowledgement on a previously transmitted data packet on the RACH; and
employing the at least one RLC parameter to at least one UE being in the Cell Forward Access Channel, CELL_FACH, state.

US Pat. No. 10,149,327

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION IN A GRANT-FREE UPLINK TRANSMISSION SCHEME

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a high-level signaling information regarding a first contention transmission unit (CTU) access region for an initial transmission in a first transmission time interval (TTI) and a second CTU access region for a redundant transmission in a second TTI;
transmitting, by the UE, to a base station (BS), the initial transmission using at least one CTU in the first CTU access region during the first TTI without scheduling signaling from the BS; and
transmitting, by the UE, to the BS, the redundant transmission using at least one CTU in the second CTU access region during the second TTI without waiting for acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,149,326

APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. An user equipment, comprising:a RF transceiver that receives broadcast information from a base station, wherein the broadcast information comprises at least one specific resource pool and at least one non-specific resource pool for a random access preamble, wherein the RF transceiver is further configured to receive a random access response (RAR) from the base station, wherein the RAR comprises an allocated uplink (UL) resource; and
a processor that utilizes the at least one specific resource pool to perform a random access (RA) procedure of data transmission when the user equipment meets at least one condition, and generates a media access control (MAC) package data unit (PDU) in message 3 (MSG 3) in the allocated UL resource, wherein the MAC PDU comprises data available for transmission from an application layer;
the RF transceiver transmits the MAC PDU in MSG 3 in the allocated UL resource to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,149,325

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RANDOM ACCESS BACKOFFS

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for performing a random access procedure, the method comprises:transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), a first random access preamble as part of a random access procedure; and
determining that the random access procedure has failed and, based thereon:
randomly selecting, by the UE, a backoff time from within a backoff window wherein the backoff window ranges from 0 to a specified multiple of a random access preamble unit, the random access preamble unit being a random access preamble duration;
waiting, by the UE, until the selected backoff time expires; and
transmitting, by the UE, a second random access preamble after the backoff time expires.

US Pat. No. 10,149,324

RESOURCE INDICATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a transmitter, configured to send a random access preamble to a base station on a physical random access channel (PRACH), wherein the PRACH corresponds to at least one acquisition indicator channel (AICH); and
a processor, configured to:
detect auxiliary indication information and detect, on the at least one AICH, feedback information sent by the base station, wherein the feedback information comprises acquisition indicator (AI) information and extended acquisition indicator (EAI) information; and
determine, according to the feedback information and the auxiliary indication information, a resource index of a target resource allocated by the base station in M uplink transmission resources, wherein M is an integer greater than 32, and
wherein the processor is further configured to:
when the AI information is an acknowledgement (ACK), determine a resource index of a default resource as the resource index of the target resource; or when the AI information is a negative acknowledgement (NACK), determine, according to the auxiliary indication information, a resource index range indicated by the EAI information and determine a resource index corresponding to a value of the EAI information as the resource index of the target resource.

US Pat. No. 10,149,323

BASE STATION AND CONTROL METHOD

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A base station comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
determine when a random access signal is detected by comparing each specified characteristic of each of a plurality of radio resources arranged for a respective random access signal with a detection threshold, each specified characteristic relates to a reception power of each of the plurality of radio resources arranged for the respective random access signal, the plurality of radio resources being divided into first radio resources and second radio resources, the first radio resources being arranged for dedicated random access signals each transmitted from each of a plurality of terminals in response to a request signal transmitted from the base station, the second radio resources being arranged for common random access signals each transmitted from each of a plurality of terminals without the request signal transmitted from the base station,
determine the detection threshold based on each specified characteristic of each unused first radio resources, each of the unused first radio resources are the first radio resources for which each request signal has not been transmitted from the base station; and
estimate missed detection rates corresponding to candidates of the detection threshold by comparing the specified characteristic of each used first radio resources with each of the candidates of detection threshold, each of the used first radio resources are the first radio resources for which each request signal has been transmitted from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,149,322

CHANNEL CONTENTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A station (STA), comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program to be executed by the processor, the program including instructions for:
sensing that a channel is in an idle state;
in response to sensing that the channel is in the idle state, obtaining the channel by contention by sending a channel contention frame; and
transferring permission to control the channel to an access point (AP) in a basic service set (BSS), and causing the channel to be centrally controlled and scheduled by the AP in the BSS, wherein the BSS comprises the AP and at least one STA, and wherein the at least one STA comprises the STA.

US Pat. No. 10,149,321

MULTIPLE TIMERS FOR REQUEST TO SEND AND CLEAR TO SEND COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining a first timer based at least in part on a duration for transmitting a first request to send (RTS) message and a duration for receiving a clear to send (CTS) message;
transmitting the first RTS message associated with the first timer;
receiving the CTS message before an expiration of the first timer based at least in part on the first RTS message; and
transmitting, in response to receiving the CTS message, a data message having a second timer different from the first timer, the data message associated with a data transmission opportunity for the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,149,320

CONTENTION BASED ACCESS CHANNEL SIGNALING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving control signaling in a first zone of a first data frame, the control signaling sent by a radio access network node and indicating one or more downlink scheduling assignments, each downlink scheduling assignment addressed to a UE identity and indicating one or more radio resources allocated for scheduled downlink transmissions in a second zone of the first data frame, the control signaling further including a first indicator and a UE group identity, the first indicator addressing one or more radio resources allocated in a third zone of the first data frame, or allocated in a third zone of a like-structured second data frame that is subsequent to the first data frame, for use as a contention-based access channel by a group of UEs, and the UE group identity identifying the group of UEs that is allowed to use the contention-based access channel; and
utilizing the contention-based access channel responsive to determining that the UE group identity matches a UE group identity of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,149,319

METHOD FOR PERFORMING SCANNING IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING MILLIMETER WAVE, AND DEVICE SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing an mmWave scanning by a user equipment in a wireless access system supportive of a millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, comprising:attempting a detection of an mmWave pilot signal by monitoring an mmWave pilot detection window on an mmWave band;
transmitting a feedback signal for indicating whether the mmWave pilot signal is detected in uplink of a legacy band;
if the mmWave pilot signal is detected, performing an mmWave ray scanning with a base station; and
if the mmWave pilot signal is not detected, determining whether to perform an mmWave beam scanning or a legacy communication.

US Pat. No. 10,149,318

TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION FOR A SET OF NOMA DOWNLINK TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a first control channel element for a first user equipment (UE), the first control channel element comprising downlink control information for the first UE and downlink control information for a second UE, wherein the downlink control information for the second UE comprises a duplicated payload of a second control channel element for the second UE;
decoding downlink control information for the first UE and the second UE based at least in part on a group identifier and a UE identifier assigned to the first UE, the group identifier associated with a non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) group comprising the first UE and at least the second UE; and
receiving a set of NOMA downlink transmissions at the first UE based at least in part on the downlink control information for the first UE and the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,149,317

METHODS TO MAP CIF AND SERVING CELLS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node, comprising:configuring a wireless device with a plurality of carriers, each of the plurality of carriers comprising a communication channel between the wireless device and one of the network node or another wireless device;
grouping the configured carriers into at least a first group and a second group;
associating each of the configured carriers of the first group with one of a plurality of possible carrier indicator field values such that each of the configured carriers of the first group has a different carrier indicator field value than other configured carriers in the first group;
associating each of the configured carriers of the second group with one of the plurality of possible carrier indicator field values such that each of the configured carriers of the second group has a different carrier indicator field value than other configured carriers in the second group;
communicating, to the wireless device on a first carrier of either the first or second groups, information related to a particular carrier in the same group as the first carrier, wherein the particular carrier is identified by its associated carrier indicator field value;
associating each of the configured carriers of the first group with one of a plurality of possible cell index values;
associating each of the configured carriers of the second group with one of the plurality of possible cell index values;
configuring the wireless device to associate each carrier of the first and second groups with one of a plurality of possible carrier indicator field values based on the cell index value associated with each carrier, the associating comprising:
associating a carrier having a lowest numerical cell index value of each of the first and second groups with a lowest numerical carrier indicator field value; and
associating additional carriers of each of the first and second groups with one of the plurality of possible cell indicator field values such that each additional carrier having a next lowest numerical cell index value is associated with a next lowest numerical carrier indicator field value; and
configuring the wireless device to identify one of the plurality of configured carriers as the particular carrier based on the cell indicator field value associated with each carrier based on the cell index value.

US Pat. No. 10,149,316

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR GRANTING DPCCH BURSTS FOR ENHANCED UPLINK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented in a base station that is in communication with a plurality of mobile devices in a communications network, the method comprising:determining whether a predetermined condition for transmitting a grant signal is satisfied by receiving a report from a first mobile device included in the plurality of mobile devices and comparing the received report with other reports received from other mobile devices, wherein the report specifies an amount of data that the first mobile device needs to transmit to the base station;
in response to determining that the predetermined condition is satisfied, determining, a schedule for receiving a control signal burst from the first mobile device, wherein the schedule for receiving the control signal burst from the first mobile device is determined in accordance with the received report; and
transmitting, in accordance with the determined schedule, the grant signal to at least the first mobile device included in the plurality of mobile devices that causes the first mobile device to transmit the control signal burst to the base station in accordance with the grant signal.

US Pat. No. 10,149,315

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIME DIVISION LTE TRANSMISSION IN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY BANDS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless network apparatus of a wireless network, the wireless network apparatus comprising:a cellular wireless subsystem configurable for time division based communication in a licensed radio frequency (RF) band and an unlicensed RF band; and
processing circuitry communicatively coupled to the cellular wireless subsystem and configured to cause the wireless network apparatus to:
establish a connection between the wireless network apparatus and a wireless communication device using a primary component carrier (PCC) of a primary cell (Pcell) in the licensed RF band;
receive a scheduling request (SR) message via the PCC of the Pcell in the licensed RF band, the SR message indicating pending uplink (UL) data available for transmission to the network apparatus;
transmit downlink control information (DCI), from the wireless network apparatus via the PCC of the Pcell, indicating a plurality of UL transmission opportunities via a secondary component carrier (SCC) of a secondary cell (Scell) in the unlicensed RF band, where the plurality of UL transmission opportunities restrict the wireless communication device to transmit continuously in the UL RF band for no more than four or five milliseconds; and
transmit, to the wireless communication device via the PCC of the Pcell in the licensed RF band, a control message comprising a bundled set of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement (ACK) and negative acknowledgement (NACK) messages corresponding to the plurality of UL transmission opportunities after all of the plurality of UL transmission opportunities have occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,149,314

CASCADED TRIGGER FRAME INDICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device, comprising:at least one memory that stores computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor of one or more processors configured to access the at least one memory, wherein the at least one processor of the one or more processors is configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
determine a beacon frame on a communication channel;
determine one or more trigger frames based at least in part on the beacon frame, the one or more trigger frames including at least in part a first trigger frame and a second trigger frame;
determine a cascade indication to be included in the first trigger frame, wherein the cascade indication comprises a first value, and wherein the first value indicates to one or more devices a sequence of the one or more trigger frames;
cause to send the beacon frame to the one or more devices; and
cause to send the first trigger frame to the one or more devices based at least in part on the beacon frame.

US Pat. No. 10,149,313

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATING IN A NEIGHBOR AWARENESS NETWORKING (NAN) CLUSTER

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

13. A method to be performed at a first Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) device, the method comprising:communicating during one or more Discovery Windows (DWs) of a NAN cluster;
communicating a first message with a second NAN device of the NAN cluster to setup up a NAN Data link (NDL) with the second NAN device of the NAN cluster, the NDL belonging to a NAN Data Cluster (NDC) having an NDC base schedule determined by an NDC anchor of said NDC, the first message comprising a first NDC attribute comprising at least base schedule information of the NDC base schedule determined by the NDC anchor;
communicating data with the second NAN device via the NDL according to an NDL schedule, which is based on the NDC base schedule; and
communicating a second message with a third NAN device, which is to join the NAN cluster, the second message comprising a second NDC attribute comprising the base schedule information of the NDC base schedule determined by the NDC anchor, wherein at least one of the first NDC attribute or the second NDC attribute comprises a hop count limit field to indicate a maximal number of hops allowed between a NAN device belonging to the NDC and the NDC anchor of the NDC.

US Pat. No. 10,149,312

RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An apparatus, wherein the apparatus comprises:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for execution by the processor, the program including instructions to:
acquire a working remote radio unit (RRU) set of a user equipment (UE);
determine a highest signal strength RRU of the UE according to an uplink reference signal received power (RSRP) at which the UE arrives at RRUs in the working RRU set;
screen the working RRU set based on the highest signal strength RRU, to generate a first paired RRU set of the UE;
generate a paired UE set based on the first paired RRU set;
determine whether there is an RRU providing a service to the UE in the first paired RRU set;
determine a second paired RRU set of the UE according to the first paired RRU set and the paired UE set, in response to determining that there is an RRU providing the service to the UE in the first paired RRU set;
determine an actual user attribute of the UE according to the second paired RRU set and an initial user attribute of the UE; and
schedule a resource for the UE according to the actual user attribute of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,149,311

CONSTRUCTING A SELF-ORGANIZING MESH NETWORK USING 802.11AD TECHNOLOGY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at data processing hardware, one or more node connections from a mesh network external to the data processing hardware, the mesh network including a network of nodes, each node operating in a station mode, the station mode non-communicative with any direct access point within the mesh network;
identifying, using the data processing hardware, a route within the mesh network for providing a data packet from a source to a destination;
determining, using the data processing hardware, schedule information associated with the identified route, the schedule information coordinating wireless communication between at least a first node and a second node along the route to transfer the data packet, the schedule information specifying a first beacon transmission interval and a first communication period for transmitting the data packet from the first node to the second node; and
providing, using the data processing hardware, the schedule information to the first node and the second node, the scheduling information, when provided to the first node and the second node, instructing a first media access control layer of the first node to operate in a transmitter mode and a second media access control layer of the second node to operate in a receiving mode to execute beam tracking during the first beacon transmission interval to determine a first directional beam for transmitting the data packet from the first node to the second node during the first communication period.

US Pat. No. 10,149,310

DONOR SELECTION FOR RELAY ACCESS NODES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for donor selection in a relay access node in a wireless network, the method comprising:identifying a plurality of donor access nodes, wherein the relay access node is within a radio range of each of the plurality of donor access nodes;
assigning a priority to each of the plurality of donor access nodes based in part on a radio measurement of a reference signal transmitted by said each donor access node;
adjusting the priority of said each donor access node based on one or both of a number of dedicated random access preambles provided by said each donor access node and a paging cycle of said each donor access node, the adjusting further comprising assigning a higher priority to a donor access node that has a higher number of dedicated random access preambles and a less frequent paging cycle; and
transmitting a connection request to a highest-prioritized donor access node.

US Pat. No. 10,149,309

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control device, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
acquire quality-related information associated with a quality of a backhaul line;
transmit, via the backhaul line, control-related information associated with a control scheme of a radio communication to a communication node among a plurality of communication nodes;
classify the plurality of communication nodes into a plurality of groups based on information associated with the plurality of communication nodes included in each of the plurality of groups,
wherein the information associated with the plurality of communication nodes includes at least one of information of positions of the plurality of communication nodes or information of a radio resource utilized by the plurality of communication nodes; and
apply the control scheme to at least one communication node for each group from the plurality of groups, based on the quality-related information for the least one communication node included in each group from the plurality of groups.

US Pat. No. 10,149,308

COMMUNICATION QUALITY DETERMINATION/ACQUISITION DEVICE AND METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication quality determination device for a wireless communication system, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
perform downlink channel quality measurement based on a distribution of static downlink subframes and dynamic downlink subframes of a target cell, wherein the static downlink subframes are downlink subframes relative to the target cell and at least one neighboring cell, the dynamic downlink subframes are downlink subframes relative to the target cell and are uplink subframes relative to the at least one neighboring cell,
perform, among a plurality of frames, channel quality measurement for each of the dynamic downlink subframes of each of the plurality of frames, and channel quality measurement for at least one of the static downlink subframes of each of the plurality of frames,
average multiple measurement results of the plurality of frames to obtain a measurement result of the each of the dynamic downlink subframes measured and a measurement result of the at least one of the static downlink subframes,
group subframes including the dynamic downlink subframes and the at least one of the static downlink subframes measured whose measurement result difference falls into a predetermined range into one group, and
report a downlink channel quality measurement result to the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,149,307

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING FEEDBACK BETWEEN BASE TRANSCEIVER STATIONS THROUGH COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for feeding back to a second base station by a first base station in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from the second base station, a first message including a reporting period of a channel state information (CSI) report for requesting the CSI report;
determining a minimum time interval between second messages based on the reporting period of the CSI report;
transmitting, to the second base station, the second message including the CSI report, based on the minimum time interval;
receiving, from the second base station, a third message including first information on resource allocation based on the CSI report; and
transmitting, to the second base station, a fourth message including second information indicating whether the first base station complies with the resource allocation information received from the second base station,
wherein the second base station determines that the first base station complies with the resource allocation information in response to the receiving of the fourth message, when the second information does not include a starting system frame number or a starting subframe index to which the second information is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,149,306

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PRECODING CONTROL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a wireless communication device configured for operation in a wireless communication network that includes a radio network node, the method comprising:transmitting a channel-characterizing signal to the radio network node that indicates a channel characteristic as determined by the wireless communication device, or enables the radio network node to derive the channel characteristic based on the channel-characterizing signal as received at the radio network node, said channel characteristic characterizing a channel between the radio network node and the wireless communication device;
receiving configuration information from the radio network node, indicating a reduced set of precoders within a full set of precoders are indexed by a full set of index values, the full set of precoders contained in a codebook defined in the wireless communication device and the reduced set of precoders being dynamically determined in dependence on the channel characteristic;
mapping a reduced set of index values to the reduced set of precoders according to a defined mapping function, the reduced set of index values being smaller than the first set of index values;
selecting one of the precoders from the reduced set of precoders, in dependence on currently estimated channel conditions between the radio network node and wireless communication device, for use in transmitting from the wireless communication device to the radio network node or from the radio network node to the wireless communication device; and
transmitting, for the radio network node, an indication of the index value from the reduced set of index values that corresponds to the selected precoder.

US Pat. No. 10,149,305

MITIGATING UL-TO-DL INTERFERENCE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, in a heterogeneous telecommunications network, for mitigating uplink-downlink (UL-DL) interference between a first user equipment (UE), which communicates using a first frequency resource in an uplink (UL) to a first node that transmits and receives using shared frequency resources simultaneously so as to provide full-duplex communication, the first UE forming one half of a first pair of UEs, the other UE of the first pair communicating using the first frequency resource in a downlink (DL) with the first node while the first UE communicates in the uplink using the first frequency resource, and a second UE that receives downlink communications from a second node that transmits and receives using shared frequency resources simultaneously so as to provide full-duplex communication, the method including:receiving, at the second node, an indication of actual or potential UL-DL interference generated by the first UE;
scheduling a second pair of UEs, that includes the second UE, for full-duplex UL-DL communication with the second node, the UEs of the second pair sending and receiving data in an uplink and downlink with the second node simultaneously, in which DL transmissions to the second UE from the second node use a second frequency resource different from the first frequency resource or in which scheduling is avoided for DL connections to the second UE that fall below a quality of service threshold determined using channel quality measurements obtained by the second UE for the first and second frequency resources.

US Pat. No. 10,149,304

OPTIMIZING NETWORK RESOURCES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method, comprising:generating a test signal in a downlink band;
radiating, by a first remote unit in a distributed antenna system, the test signal;
receiving, by a second remote unit in the distributed antenna system, the test signal;
determining an isolation level based on the test signal; and
determining a network resource allocation plan for the first remote unit and the second remote unit based on the isolation level, the network resource allocation plan including an allocation of network resources among the first remote unit and the second remote unit.

US Pat. No. 10,149,303

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERFERENCE-AWARE RESOURCE-SHARING SCHEME FOR MULTIPLE D2D GROUP COMMUNICATIONS UNDERLAYING CELLULAR NETWORKS

INHA-Industry Partnership...

1. A method for interference-aware resource-sharing scheme for multiple device-to-device (D2D) communications, the method comprising:initializing the D2D communication request and deciding the number of D2D pairs and cellular users (CUEs);
grouping D2D pairs according to the decided number of the D2D pairs and CUEs;
selecting target CUEs for the grouped D2D pairs to share frequency resources;
applying interference alignment to the D2D groups;
updating the set of CUEs and D2D pairs;
moving the rest of the D2D pairs to orthogonal group.

US Pat. No. 10,149,302

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE IN DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling interference for device to device (D2D) communication by a mobile device, the method comprising:receiving, from at least one neighbor device, discovery signals;
determining whether the mobile device is located in a first interference area based on power levels of the discovery signals or based on information indicating the first interference area, the information being included in the discovery signals; and
in determining that the mobile device is located in the first interference area based on a number of power levels among a plurality of power levels that are equal to or more than a power level threshold, obtaining first information related to dedicated resources of the first interference area and determining the dedicated resources of the first interference area among available resources allocated to discovery for D2D communication,
wherein the first information includes a ratio of the dedicated resources to the available resources.

US Pat. No. 10,149,301

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR DEVICE DISCOVERY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method executed in a wireless terminal configured for device-to-device (D2D) discovery, the method comprising:applying a hashing function to a control signal, wherein the control signal carries an identity and a time stamp corresponding to the control signal transmission;
encoding the control signal and the hashed control signal; and
transmitting the encoded control signal and encoded hashed control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,149,300

DYNAMIC CUSTOMIZATION OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE ACCESS POINT NAME (APN) SELECTION

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving an index that associates a plurality of mobile applications to access point names (APNs) by indexing of application package names to APNs and associates the plurality of mobile applications to on-device treatment by a dynamic customization application executing on a user equipment (UE) via a cellular radio transceiver of the UE, wherein the index associates a first mobile application installed in the UE to a first APN that is different from a default APN stored in the UE and associates the first mobile application to a first on-device treatment, and wherein the UE further comprises an index of at least one installation specific name of a mobile application to a corresponding application package name;
storing the index by the dynamic customization application in a non-transitory memory of the UE;
receiving a request to establish a data communication session by the dynamic customization application from the first mobile application;
looking up the first APN by the dynamic customization application in the index based on a name of the first mobile application by indexing from the installation specific name of the first mobile application to the corresponding application package name of the first mobile application and indexing from the corresponding application package name of the first mobile application to the first APN;
establishing a data communication session over a communication channel defined by the first APN by the dynamic customization application via the cellular radio transceiver;
applying the first on-device treatment in the index to communication from the first mobile application, where the first on-device treatment in the index is one of throttling a data throughput rate of the communication or imposing an increased level of security on the communication; and
wirelessly transmitting the treated communication from the first mobile application via the cellular radio transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,149,299

COLLABORATIVE RADIO RESOURCES ALLOCATIONS TO APPLICATIONS OF MOBILE UNITS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving, by a wireless device of the system from at least one radio access network device of radio access network devices associated with a wireless access network, information relating to network resources that are available to be used by the wireless device; and
based on the information relating to the network resources, determining, by the wireless device, a radio access technology sub-module of radio access technology sub-modules of the wireless device that is to be used by the wireless device to connect to a radio access network device of the radio access network devices in connection with an application associated with the wireless device, to facilitate communication of traffic associated with the wireless device, wherein the traffic comprises first traffic of the application, and wherein a first communication of the first traffic is controlled, based on the radio access technology sub-module, to delay the first communication of the first traffic that is determined to yield a lower revenue relative to a second communication of second traffic that is determined to yield a higher revenue than the lower revenue.

US Pat. No. 10,149,298

DYNAMIC POWER ALLOCATIONS FOR DIRECT BROADCASTING SATELLITE (DBS) CHANNELS VIA WAVEFRONT MULTIPLEXING

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a ground-based transmitting system comprising:
a first processor comprising N first input ports and N first output ports, N being a positive integer greater than 1, for receiving concurrently N signals at the N first input ports, performing an N-to-N wavefront multiplexing transform on the N signals and outputting concurrently N wavefront multiplexed signals at the N first output ports such that the N wavefront multiplexed signals are orthogonal to one another and each of the N wavefront multiplexed signals is a unique linear combination of the N signals, the N-to-N wavefront multiplexing transform having a unique inverse;
a transmit back-end coupled to the first processor, for frequency up-converting and amplifying the N wavefront multiplexed signals, generating and transmitting N up-converted amplified wavefront multiplexed signals over a transmission medium via propagation channels; and
a user terminal comprising:
a receive front-end for receiving and processing the N up-converted amplified wavefront multiplexed signals from the propagation channels, and generating N received wavefront multiplexed signals;
an equalizer for equalizing the N received wavefront multiplexed signals by compensating for propagation channels effects, and generating N equalized signals; and
a second processor comprising N second input ports and N second output ports, for receiving concurrently the N equalized signals at the N second input ports, performing the unique inverse of the N-to-N wavefront multiplexing transform on the N equalized signals and outputting concurrently N wavefront demultiplexed signals at the N second output ports such that each of the N wavefront demultiplexed signals is a unique linear combination of the N equalized signals and is a recovered version of a respective one of the N signals.

US Pat. No. 10,149,297

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A communication system comprising:a Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) terminal that includes a display unit; and
a communication device that includes:
a DECT communication unit that performs DECT communication with the DECT terminal; and
a wide area wireless communication unit that transmits and receives data with the DECT communication unit and performs wide area wireless communication with a wide area wireless carrier gateway through a wide area wireless base station,
wherein, before the DECT terminal has received from the DECT communication unit a DECT registration response message, the DECT terminal causes the display unit to display a message indicating a no DECT connection state,
wherein ,after the DECT terminal has received from the DECT communication unit the DECT registration response message and before the DECT terminal has received from the DECT communication unit a first state notification signal indicating that the wide area wireless communication unit is connected to the wide area wireless base station, the DECT terminal causes the display unit to display a message indicating a no wide area connection state, and
wherein, after the DECT terminal has received from the DECT communication unit the first state notification signal indicating that the wide area wireless communication unit is connected to the wide area wireless base station, the DECT terminal causes the display unit to display a message indicating a standby state.

US Pat. No. 10,149,296

SIGNAL FIELD ENCODING AND DECODING

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a receiving device, a compressed field, the compressed field including a combined field and a remaining portion, the combined field having been generated by combining a destination address and a first checksum, the first checksum having been generated by applying a generator function to the destination address and the remaining portion, wherein the compressed field does not include the destination address;
determining, using the combined field, an address of the receiving device, and the generator function, whether the compressed field is addressed to the receiving device, wherein determining whether the compressed field is addressed to the receiving device comprises:
generating, by performing a bit-wise exclusive-or operation using the combined field and the address of the receiving device, an estimated checksum;
generating a codeword including the address of the receiving device, the remaining portion, and the estimated checksum;
generating, by applying the generator function to the codeword, a remainder; and
comparing the remainder to zero.

US Pat. No. 10,149,295

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA USING MULTIPLE CARRIERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for reporting a power headroom report (PHR) by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:determining whether a PHR format for dual connectivity is configured to the UE; and
when the PHR format for the dual connectivity is configured to the UE, transmitting, to a base station, a PHR including a type 1 power headroom (PH) for a primary secondary cell (PSCell) and a type 2 PH for the PSCell,
wherein the type 2 PH for the PSCell is located at a predetermined position in the PHR and the type 1 PH for the PSCell is located at a location specified by a cell index in the PHR.

US Pat. No. 10,149,294

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire first position related information and second position related information, wherein the first position related information relates to a position of at least one wireless communication device that corresponds to an access point of a plurality of access points, and the second position related information relates to a position of a target device;
estimate the position of the target device and the at least one wireless communication device based on the first position related information and the second position related information;
determine transmission timing of each of the plurality of access points for transmission of a signal to the target device, wherein the transmission timing is determined based on the first position related information and the second position related information; and
generate allocation information that comprises identification information related to a frequency resource, wherein the frequency resource is utilized for the transmission of the signal to the target device, wherein the at least one wireless communication device transmits the signal to the target device in parallel based on the frequency resource, and
wherein the second position related information further includes information that relates to a change in the position of the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,149,293

TRANSMISSION PREEMPTION FOR ENHANCED COMPONENT CARRIERS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a first user equipment (UE) in communication with a base station, comprising:receiving, at the first UE, a downlink grant that assigns resources of one or more symbols in a variable length downlink transmission time interval (TTI) for transmission to the first UE;
monitoring, at the first UE, one or more of the one or more symbols of the variable length downlink TTI for a control signal indicating that a portion of the resources assigned by the downlink grant is to be preempted for transmission to a second UE;
determining, at the first UE based at least in part on the control signal, whether to process the portion of the resources assigned by the downlink grant indicated to be preempted; and
discontinuing processing, at the first UE based at least in part on the determining, of the portion of the resources assigned by the downlink grant indicated to be preempted.

US Pat. No. 10,149,292

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communicating over a wireless communication network, the method comprising:determining a total bandwidth for a transmission of a message according to a first specification, the total bandwidth comprising a plurality of tones, wherein a portion of the total bandwidth is occupied by a transmission according to a second specification different from the first specification;
logically dividing the plurality of tones between a plurality of useable tones, a plurality of guard tones, and a plurality of direct current tones, to form a tone plan that preserves at least one physical boundary according to the second specification;
logically dividing the plurality of useable tones between a plurality of resource units and one or more of a center block, a left center block, and a right center block, wherein tones from the plurality of useable tones allocated to at least one of the one or more of the center block, the left center block, and the right center block are located on both sides of the at least one physical boundary;
determining an indication, the indication assigning and channel bonding at least two of the plurality of resource units to a wireless communication device of a plurality of wireless communication devices and at least a portion of one of the center block, the left center block, and the right center block to another wireless communication device of the plurality of wireless communication devices, wherein the indication does not assign the portion of the total bandwidth that is occupied by the transmission according to the second specification; and
transmitting the indication to the plurality of wireless communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,149,291

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DOWNLINK DATA CHANNEL SIGNAL TRANSMISSION INFORMATION IN CELLULAR RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING COOPERATIVE MULTI-POINT SCHEME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving, using at least one processor, a signaling message via higher layer signaling, the signaling message comprising first configuration information related to a plurality of starting symbols to which a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) is mapped;
receiving, using the at least one processor, control information for scheduling the PDSCH, the control information comprising a first information field indicating a starting symbol among the plurality of starting symbols and a second information field indicating a scrambling identity from at least two scrambling identities for a reference signal related to the PDSCH given by the signaling message; and
receiving, using the at least one processor, downlink data on the PDSCH based on the starting symbol indicated by the first information field.

US Pat. No. 10,149,290

ADAPTATION OF CONTROL SIGNALING TRANSMISSIONS TO VARIATIONS IN RESPECTIVE RESOURCES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving a bitmap comprising a plurality of elements, each element corresponding to a subframe of a plurality of subframes;
determining whether to monitor a user equipment (UE)-dedicated search space on an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) or a UE-dedicated search space on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a subframe of the plurality of subframes based on a corresponding element of the plurality of elements of the bitmap; and
monitoring either the UE-dedicated search space on the ePDCCH or the UE-dedicated search space on the PDCCH in the subframe to obtain downlink control information (DCI) in accordance with the determination,
wherein each element of the bitmap indicates whether to monitor the UE-dedicated search space on the ePDCCH or the UE-dedicated search space on the PDCCH in a corresponding subframe of the plurality of subframes,
wherein a size of the bitmap corresponds to a number of the plurality of subframes,
wherein, when monitoring the UE-dedicated search space on the ePDCCH, the obtained DCI comprises control information dedicated to the UE, and
wherein the ePDCCH is monitored in the UE-dedicated search space of one or more subframes of the plurality of subframes indicated by the bitmap and the PDCCH is monitored in a common search space or the UE-dedicated search space of one or more remaining subframes of the plurality of subframes not indicated by the bitmap.

US Pat. No. 10,149,289

METHOD OF HANDLING DOWNLINK-ONLY CARRIER AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A method of handling a downlink (DL)-only carrier for a network, the method comprising:determining, by the network, whether a carrier is the DL-only carrier or not;
transmitting, by the network, first system information on the carrier to a communication device when the network determines that the carrier is not the DL-only carrier;
not transmitting, by the network, the first system information on the carrier to the communication device when the network determines that the carrier is the DL-only carrier, wherein the first system information comprises at least one information element for an uplink (UL) transmission and the at least one information element is mandatory to be present in the first system information according to a third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard and comprises at least one of RACH-ConfigCommon, PRACH-ConfigSIB, PUSCH-ConfigCommon, PUCCH-ConfigCommon, SoundingRS-UL-ConfigCommon, UplinkPowelControlCommon, UL-CyclicPrefixLength, UplinkPowelControlCommon-v1020 and TDD-Config;
not transmitting, by the network, second system information for a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service on the carrier to the communication device when the network determines that the carrier is not the DL-only carrier; and
transmitting, by the network, the second system information for the MBMS service on the carrier to the communication device when the network determines that the carrier is the DL-only carrier, wherein the second system information does not have all of the at least one information element for the UL transmission, wherein the second system information comprises at least one of SchedulingInfoList, si-WindowLength, systemInfoValueTag, mbsfn-SubframeConfigList, BCCH-Config, PCCH-Config and PDSCH-ConfigCommon.

US Pat. No. 10,149,288

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING OR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics, Seoul (K...

1. A method for receiving downlink data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by a terminal from a first cell, and scheduled by the first cell, a first parameter (nB?) of a second cell for determining validity of a channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) which is transmitted from the second cell; and
acquiring, by the terminal, information on a subframe in which the CSI-RS is determined to be not valid by using the first parameter, and demodulating the downlink data from the second cell based on the acquired information on the subframe,
wherein the first parameter is different from a second parameter (nBsc) of the second cell, transmitted by the second cell to serving terminals of the second cell, indicating the number of subframes in which a paging message of the second cell is transmitted for a reference time, and
wherein the first parameter is smaller than the second parameter when there are fewer terminals covered by the second cell, which are not also covered by the first cell, than terminals covered by the first cell.

US Pat. No. 10,149,287

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A user equipment (UE) configured to receive downlink control information (DCI) transmitted to the UE by a primary cell in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising one or more processing circuits configured to:receive a DCI message which has a common payload size and the same first control channel element index, but different bit fields, in a common search space and a UE specific search space;
select, based on radio resource control (RRC) configuration of the UE, between a first assumption in which the received DCI message is assumed to be transmitted by the primary cell in the common search space and a second assumption in which the received DCI message is assumed to be transmitted by the primary cell in the UE specific search space; and
interpret bit fields of the received DCI message according to the selected assumption.

US Pat. No. 10,149,286

HARQ-ACK MULTIPLEXING IN PUSCH

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication device, comprising:channel coding Channel State Information (CSI) bits jointly with Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) Acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) bits, wherein channel coding the CSI bits jointly with the HARQ-ACK bits comprises appending a sequence of HARQ-ACK bits at the end of a sequence of channel quality bits to produce a joint sequence, and channel coding the joint sequence;
multiplexing the jointly coded CSI and HARQ-ACK bits with coded data bits, wherein multiplexing the jointly coded CSI and HARQ-ACK bits with coded data bits comprises assigning the jointly coded CSI and HARQ-ACK bits for transmission on a first set of resource elements in the PUSCH, and thereafter assigning the coded data bits for transmission on a second set of resource elements in the PUSCH, wherein the first and second sets of resource elements do not include any of the same resource elements, and wherein the assigning comprises interleaving the coded CSI and HARQ-ACK bits with the coded data bits such that the coded CSI and HARQ-ACK bits are assigned to the first set of resource elements and the coded data bits are assigned to the second set of resource elements; and
transmitting the multiplexed coded CSI and HARQ-ACK bits and coded data bits on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH).

US Pat. No. 10,149,285

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A resource allocation method, comprising:determining, by a first user equipment, a first resource, wherein the first resource comprises n time-frequency resources respectively located in n data frames of m data frames, n and m are positive integers, and n is not greater than m;
sending, by the first user equipment, at least one occupation signal on the first resource for indicating occupation of the first resource, comprising:
sending, by the first user equipment, the occupation signal on each data frame of k data frames of the n data frames for indicating a time-frequency resource occupied in a data frame that carries the occupation signal, k is a positive integer, and k is not greater than n;
when subframe occupation patterns of the n time-frequency resources in a data frame corresponding to each of the n time-frequency resources are the same, and when the m data frames are divided into f periods according to a same data frame occupation pattern, k is a quantity of data frames occupied in each period of the f periods, wherein f is a positive integer and a product of k and f is equal to n; and
wherein sending, by the first user equipment, the occupation signal on each data frame of k data frames of the n data frames comprises:
sending, by the first user equipment, the occupation signal on each data frame of the k data frames occupied in the first period of the f periods.

US Pat. No. 10,149,284

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GROUP BLOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication with a plurality of wireless stations, the method comprising:transmitting, by an access point, a first communication to at least a first wireless station, the first communication indicating that at least a first group of a plurality of groups of wireless stations from among the plurality of wireless stations will receive a third communication, wherein the first wireless station is included in the first group of wireless stations and wherein the first group of wireless stations includes more than one wireless station;
receiving, by the access point, a second communication including upload data from the first group of wireless stations in response to the transmission of the first communication; and
in response to receiving the second communication from the first group of wireless stations, transmitting, by the access point, the third communication to at least the first group of wireless stations, the third communication comprising data for the first group of wireless stations, wherein the third communication acknowledges the upload data from the first group of wireless stations.

US Pat. No. 10,149,283

POWER DENSITY BOOSTING OF UPLINK CONTROL SIGNALS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device for transmitting data to or receiving data from a mobile communications network, the mobile communications network including one or more network elements which are arranged to form a wireless access interface for transmitting and receiving the data, the communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals representing the data on an up-link of the wireless access interface to the mobile communications network,
a receiver configured to receive signals representing the data transmitted on a downlink from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface, the wireless access interface providing a plurality of communications resource elements across a frequency range for the down-link and the up-link, the communications resource elements being formed by dividing sub-carriers at different frequencies into a plurality of time periods, one or more of the sub-carriers being provided to form, in the time domain, frequency division multiplexed symbols, each of the time periods comprising a predetermined number of the frequency division multiplexed symbols, wherein the up-link includes a control channel for transmitting signaling information from the communications device to the mobile communications network in accordance with a predetermined format in which signals which representing the signaling information occupy, in the time domain, the predetermined number of frequency division multiplexed symbols of the control channel, and
a controller configured to control the transmitter to transmit the signals and the receiver to receive the signals to transmit or receive the data, and to adapt the transmission of the signals representing the signaling information transmitted, by the transmitter, in the control channel to occupy a smaller number of the predetermined number of frequency division multiplexed symbols of the time period of the control channel, wherein
the controller is configured to transmit the signals representing the signaling information in the smaller number of frequency division multiplexed symbols within the time period of the control channel starting at a different one of the predetermined number of frequency division multiplexed symbols, each of the different starting frequency division multiplexed symbols representing further information.

US Pat. No. 10,149,282

HARQ-ACK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN RESPONSE TO DETECTION OF CONTROL CHANNEL TYPE IN CASE OF MULTIPLE CONTROL CHANNEL TYPES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for wireless communications, the method comprising:receiving configuration information comprising a resource start offset and information for a transmission type of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH);
receiving downlink control information (DCI) transmitted using at least one antenna port of a base station on the EPDCCH using at least one of control channel elements (CCEs);
determining a resource of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) based on a first CCE of the at least one of the CCEs, information in the DCI, and the resource start offset in the configuration information, in response to the transmission type of the EPDCCH being distributed transmission; and
transmitting a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) signal on the resource to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,149,281

HARQ-ACK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN RESPONSE TO DETECTION OF CONTROL CHANNEL TYPE IN CASE OF MULTIPLE CONTROL CHANNEL TYPES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for wireless communications, the method comprising:receiving configuration information comprising a resource start offset;
receiving downlink control information (DCI) transmitted using a first antenna port of a base station on an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) using at least one of control channel elements (CCEs);
determining a resource of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) based on a first CCE of the at least one of the CCEs, the first antenna port, information in the DCI, and the resource start offset in the configuration information, in response to a transmission type of the EPDCCH being localized transmission; and
transmitting a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) signal on the resource to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,149,280

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DISCOVERY SIGNALING FOR RADIO RESOURCE ALLOCATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:transmitting, from a user device to a first base station, a first request for a first allocation of device-to-device (D2D) discovery resources;
receiving, at the user device from the first base station, responsive to the first request, a response indicating whether the D2D discovery resources allocated to the user device are common type or dedicated type, and an identification of a plurality of neighboring base stations which have allocated the D2D discovery resources to the user device, the plurality of neighboring base stations being a group of base stations corresponding to a tracking area used for paging which have allocated the same discovery resources to the user device; and
transmitting, from the user device, a second request for a second allocation of D2D discovery resources, when the user device is in communication with a base station that is not one of the plurality of neighboring base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,149,279

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MULTI-USER FRAME IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a multi-user frame by an STA in a wireless communication system, comprising:receiving a first downlink frame;
transmitting a first uplink frame in response to the first downlink frame;
transmitting a second uplink frame to a AP (access point) for requesting a second downlink frame;
receiving the second downlink frame including time synchronization information and frequency synchronization information from the AP;
adjusting time synchronization and frequency synchronization using the time synchronization information and the frequency synchronization information;
receiving a third downlink frame including MU frame assignment information; and
transmitting an MU frame according to the MU assignment information,
wherein the time synchronization information is determined in a manner of comparing a difference between measurement values for frames exchanged before the reception of the second downlink frame with a reference value
wherein the reference value comprises a value common to multi-user transmission related STAs, and
wherein the frequency synchronization information is obtained from a preamble of the second uplink frame.

US Pat. No. 10,149,278

ALERT NOTIFICATION MANAGEMENT FOR MULTIPLE USER DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for coalescing alert notifications for a set of associated user devices, the method comprising:by a first user device of the set of associated user devices:
detecting proximity of a second user device of the set of associated user devices;
exchanging device capabilities with the second user device;
exchanging one or more of service information or application information with the second user device;
negotiating alert notification configurations between the first user device and the second user device based at least in part on any combination of the device capabilities exchanged with the second user device, service information exchanged with the second user device, or application information exchanged with the second user device; and
configuring, based at least in part on the negotiation, the first user device to operate as a primary user device that provides alert notifications for one or more of shared applications or services for:
(i) only the first user device, or
(ii) both the first user device and the second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,149,277

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PAGING UE SMARTLY IN MME POOL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for paging User equipment (UE) smartly in MME pool, comprising:transmitting a paging request to a first eNodeB which the UE last accessed;
if no response is received in response to transmitting the paging request to the first eNodeB which the UE last accessed, transmitting the paging request to all eNodeBs belonging to a first Tracking Area to which the first eNodeB belongs;
if no response is received in response to transmitting the paging request to all eNodeBs belonging to the first Tracking Area to which the first eNodeB belongs, determining, in a Tracking Area list assigned to the UE, a first group of Tracking Areas adjacent to the first Tracking Area, and transmitting the paging request to all eNodeBs belonging to the first group of Tracking Areas; and
if no response is received in response to transmitting the paging request to all eNodeBs belonging to the first group of Tracking Areas, determining, in the Tracking Area list, a second group of Tracking Areas which are adjacent to the first group of Tracking Areas except the ones which have been paged, and transmitting the paging request to all eNodeBs belonging to the second group of Tracking Areas.

US Pat. No. 10,149,276

AERIAL ROBOTIC VEHICLE ANTENNA SWITCHING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of managing communications of an aerial robotic vehicle having a first antenna and a second antenna, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, position information identifying a location of the aerial robotic vehicle;
determining, by the processor accessing a database, whether an active signal quality comparison should be performed based on the location of the aerial robotic vehicle, wherein the database correlates aerial robotic vehicle positions to whether the active signal quality comparison should be performed;
comparing, by the processor, a first signal quality using the first antenna to a second signal quality using the second antenna in response to determining, based on the location of the aerial robotic vehicle, that the active signal quality comparison should be performed;
determining, by the processor, whether to switch from using the first antenna to using the second antenna for active communications of the aerial robotic vehicle based on the comparison of the first signal quality and the second signal quality; and
switching, by the processor, active communications from using the first antenna to using the second antenna in response to determining to switch from using the first antenna to using the second antenna for active communications of the aerial robotic vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,149,275

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING POSITIONING FOR TERMINALS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for positioning a target device, comprising:exchanging a plurality of positioning messages between the target device and a location server, the plurality of positioning messages supporting a plurality of positioning methods, wherein each positioning message includes common parameters applicable for all positioning methods supported by each of the positioning messages, wherein at least one of the positioning messages is a Request Assistance Data message to request assistance data for a first positioning method, wherein the common parameters for the Request Assistance Data message comprises an approximate location of the target device determined using a second positioning method that is different than the first positioning method, wherein the plurality of positioning messages belong to one or more transactions; and
performing positioning based on the plurality of positioning messages.