US Pat. No. 10,020,737

PLURALITY OF CONVERTERS EXTENDING DUTY CYCLE BY CHECKING VOLTAGE THRESHOLDS

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A power converter comprising:a first converter to selectively convert a first input signal to a first output signal based on a first plurality of switches and a first duty cycle;
a second converter to selectively convert a second input signal to a second output signal based on a second plurality of switches and a second duty cycle, wherein a first output of the first converter is coupled to a second output of the second converter; and
a controller to control the first and second plurality of switches based on the first and second input signals and the first and second output signals, and based on operating the first and second converters exclusively with respect to each other such that a total of the first and second duty cycles does not exceed one,
identify a first unneeded portion of operational time of the first duty cycle based on checking whether the first output signal has reached a first threshold prior to the end of the first duty cycle;
extend the second duty cycle by adding the first unneeded portion of operational time to the second duty cycle; and
transition from the first duty cycle to the second duty cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,020,564

NEAR-FIELD WAVEGUIDE

ISSIX WORLD, INC., Tokyo...

1. An electromagnetic wave control metal sheet provided between a mobile phone and a hand holding the mobile phone, and electromagnetically coupled to the hand,wherein:
the electromagnetic wave control metal sheet has a rectangular shape with a long side within a range of 50 to 80 mm and a short side within a range of 50 to 70 mm; the electromagnetic wave control metal sheet comprises two cuts,
each of the cuts has a shape formed by two circles and crossing
two tangents shared by the two circles, each of the two circles has a radius within a range of 5 to 20 mm, and a distance between centers of the two circles being within a range of 45 to 70 mm, and the two cuts cross at an angle within a range of 45 to 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,019,454

DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SNOWFLAKE COMPUTING INC.,...

1. A method comprising:receiving a query directed to a database;
identifying a plurality of files within the database to process in order to generate a response to the query;
identifying a plurality of execution nodes available to process the plurality of files;
creating a plurality of scansets and assigning each scanset to a different node of the plurality of execution nodes based on a file assignment model;
processing, by the plurality of execution nodes, the plurality of scansets in parallel;
determining, during the processing, that a first execution node has finished processing all files in its assigned scanset; and
responding to the determining by identifying an unprocessed file within one of the plurality of scansets assigned to a second execution node;
assigning the unprocessed file to the first execution node to be processed by the first execution node; and
generating the response to the query.

US Pat. No. 10,019,199

CONTROLLER COUPLED TO SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A controller for controlling a semiconductor memory device, the controller comprising:a command generation unit configured to generate commands to be performed by the semiconductor memory device;
a command queue configured to store the commands and provide at least one command among the stored commands to the semiconductor memory device; and
a command removal unit configured to remove the at least one command and related commands of the at least one command from the command queue if the semiconductor memory device fails in the performance of the at least one command,
wherein the at least one command and the related commands constitute operation commands, the operation commands being used to perform a single operation, and
wherein a command constituting other operation commands different from the operation commands is not removed.

US Pat. No. 10,018,682

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR A BATTERY HAVING A PLURALITY OF BATTERY CELLS, AND METHOD THEREFOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery management system (1) for a battery (10) having a plurality of battery cells (9) connected in series, comprising:a battery control unit (2),
a plurality of low-voltage measuring devices (8), by which the voltage of each of the plurality of battery cells (9) is measured,
at least one further measuring device, and
a signal transmission device (7), which transmits signals indicative of measured data from low-voltage measuring devices (8) and from at least one further measuring device to the battery control unit (2); and
wherein the at least one further measuring device is a high-voltage measuring device (4) which measures voltage across the plurality of the battery cells (9), the high-voltage measuring device (4) is a high voltage to low voltage converter (67).

US Pat. No. 10,018,170

INTEGRATED ARRANGEMENT OF A HIGH-PRESSURE VALVE AND AN INJECTION RAIL

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. An arrangement of a high-pressure valve at one extremity of a common rail of a fuel injection system, a high-pressure channel of the rail opening out at the extremity of the rail, the arrangement comprising:a body;
a blocking member within the body, the blocking member being moveable along a main axis such that the blocking member cooperates with a seat surrounding an output orifice so as to close the output orifice and to open the output orifice when the pressure of the fuel in the rail exceeds a predetermined threshold such that fuel is discharged toward an output channel when the blocking member opens the output orifice; and
a throttle stopper is flush with the extremity of the rail;
wherein the output orifice restricts a section of the high pressure channel;
wherein the valve seat is positioned in the throttle stopper;
wherein the output channel is fully formed inside the body;
wherein the valve body is provided with attachment means enabling the valve to be rigidly connected to the rail; and
wherein the valve is clipped to the end of the rail.

US Pat. No. 10,017,913

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE CONTROL SYSTEM, CONSTRUCTION MACHINE, AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINE CONTROL METHOD

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A construction machine control system for a construction machine with a working device including a boom being rotatable about a boom axis with respect to a vehicle body, an arm being rotatable about an arm axis parallel to the boom axis with respect to the boom, and a bucket being rotatable about a bucket axis parallel to the arm axis and a tilting axis orthogonal to the bucket axis with respect to the arm, comprising:a target construction ground shape generation unit which generates a target construction ground shape indicating a target shape of an excavation target;
a working device control instruction determination unit which outputs an instruction for driving the working device in a working device operation plane orthogonal to at least one of the boom axis, the arm axis, and the bucket axis based on an operation state of at least one of the arm and the bucket and a distance between the bucket and the target construction ground shape; and
a tilting control instruction determination device which outputs an instruction for performing a tilting control of the bucket about the tilting axis based on a tilting state of the bucket and the distance between the bucket and the target construction ground shape.

US Pat. No. 10,017,873

METHOD FOR FORMING COATING LAYER CONTAINING MAGNESIUM ON METAL SUPPORT, CATALYST SUPPORT AND CATALYTIC CONVERTER, INCLUDING COATING LAYER CONTAINING MAGNESIUM FORMED BY THE SAME METHOD

KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY...

1. A method for forming a magnesium (Mg)-containing coating layer on a surface of a metal support, the method comprising:a first step of preparing a precursor solution containing a magnesium component;
a second step of forming a precipitate on the surface of the metal support by immersing and aging the metal support in the precursor solution prepared in the first step; and
a third step of forming a magnesium-containing coating layer on the surface of the metal support by calcinating the precipitate formed in the second step.

US Pat. No. 10,017,815

METHOD FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING OF NUCLEIC ACIDS

Complete Genomics, Inc., ...

1. An automated method of nucleic acid sequencing, comprising the following steps:placing several flow cells on a reaction platform, each of the flow cells comprising a plurality of distinguishable reaction sites with a plurality of nucleic acid samples attached thereto;
introducing a processing reagent into the flow cells;
reacting the processing reagent with the plurality of nucleic acid samples in the flow cells for a processing period to perform sequencing reactions that produce fluorescent sequencing products;
transferring each of the flow cells from the reaction platform using a carrying device to a position within a viewing area of a detection subsystem configured for capturing optical images of the flow cells;
illuminating each of the flow cells in the viewing area of the detection subsystem; and
capturing an image of the fluorescent sequencing products in each of the flow cells that is illuminated in the viewing area, to determine nucleic acid sequences in the plurality of nucleic acid samples;
wherein sample preparation on the reaction platform and data extraction by the detection subsystem occur at different rates.

US Pat. No. 10,016,120

CURVATURE SENSOR AND ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A curvature sensor for sensing a curvature of a flexible, linear detection target, the curvature sensor comprising:a light source configured to generate light having a predetermined wavelength band;
a light guide provided along the detection target, wherein the light guide is configured to guide the light generated by the light source;
a plurality of sensing parts having light absorbability and provided along a longitudinal direction of the light guide, wherein the plurality of sensing parts have absorption spectral characteristics respectively, wherein the absorption spectral characteristics have different intrinsic absorption patterns at the wavelength band, and wherein characteristic absorption bands having intrinsic characteristic absorption patterns in the absorption spectral characteristics of each of the plurality of sensing parts are included in the wavelength band;
a light detector configured to:
receive light which is guided through the light guide from the light source and which passes through the plurality of sensing parts; and
detect the light in detection wavelength band including the characteristic absorption bands; and
a calculator configured to compute a curvature of the detection target based on a rate of change in intensity of the light detected by the light detector,
wherein the number of the characteristic absorption bands included in the wavelength band is equal to or larger than the number of the plurality of sensing parts, and
wherein each of the plurality of sensing parts has different light absorptivity in each characteristic absorption band, the light absorptivity having a predetermined value other than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,021,820

APPARATUS FOR DISASSEMBLING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT FROM CIRCUIT BOARD

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An apparatus for disassembling an electronic component from a circuit board, comprising:a base;
a controller fixed to the base;
a positioning assembly arranged on the base and coupled to the controller, the positioning assembly being configured to be controlled by the controller to position the circuit board at a first predetermined position; and
a heating and suction assembly movably arranged on the base and coupled to the controller, the heating and suction assembly being configured to be controlled by the controller to move to a second predetermined position to heat the electronic component and be controlled by the controller to move to a third predetermined position to attract and hold the electronic component by suction, whereby the electronic component is disassembled from the circuit board;wherein the apparatus further comprises a disassembling assembly:the disassembling assembly and the heating and suction assembly are arranged at opposite sides of the positioning assembly, the disassembling assembly is coupled to the controller, the disassembling assembly is configured to be controlled by the controller to the fourth predetermined position to disassemble the electronic component from the circuit board;
the disassembling assembly comprises a splitting knife carrier, a splitting knife, a pressing device, and a fourth driving device;
the splitting knife is rotatably coupled to the splitting knife carrier, the splitting knife is configured to lever up and disengage the electronic component from the circuit board, the splitting knife comprises a first end and a second end opposite to the first end;
the pressing device is coupled to the controller and the splitting knife carrier, the pressing device is fixed to the first end of the splitting knife, the pressing device is configured to be controlled by the controller to drive the first end of the splitting knife toward the splitting knife carrier, whereby the second end of the splitting knife moves away from the splitting knife carrier; and
the fourth driving device is arranged on the base, the fourth driving device is coupled to the splitting knife carrier and the controller, the fourth driving device is configured to be controlled by the controller to drive the splitting knife to the fourth predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,021,819

PRINTED BOARD WORKING APPARATUS

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A printed board working apparatus comprising:a transport device configured to transport a printed board in a first horizontal direction;
a support member which extends in a second horizontal direction above the transport device;
a moving member which is supported by the support member to be freely movable in the second horizontal direction in a first predetermined range having a moving member range center;
a base member which is formed into a plate shape and detachably attached on a first plate surface of the base member to the moving member to move together with the moving member as the base member is attached to the moving member; and
at least one working head which is detachably attached on a second plate surface of the base member, the at least one working head having a first working head center in the second horizontal direction, and the first working head center is movable in a second predetermined range having a first working head range center, the first working head range center positioned within a third predetermined range in which the moving member range center is located, the third predetermined range defined by an area in which every one of the at least one work head is able to perform work,
wherein the base member is attached to the moving member in one of a plurality of predetermined positions in which the base member is to be attached to the moving member, and the plurality of predetermined positions are aligned in the second horizontal direction,
the base member includes a plurality of portions on the second plate surface to any of which the working head is attached, and the plurality of portions are aligned in the second horizontal direction as the base member is attached to the moving member,
a position of the base member to the moving member can be changed in the second horizontal direction by changing the position of the base member from the one of the plurality of predetermined positions to another one of the plurality of predetermined positions,
after another working head is positioned on the second plate surface of the base member alongside the at least one working head, a second working head center in the horizontal direction is defined by the presence of the another working head, the second working head center movable in a new second predetermined range having a second working head range center, and the position of the second working head range center is outside the third predetermined range, and
the base member is moved from the one of the plurality of predetermined positions to another one of the plurality of predetermined positions to move the second working head range center from a position outside the third predetermined range to a position within the third predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,021,818

PROTECTIVE MATERIAL APPLICATOR DEVICE

SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS, ...

15. A method of applying a screen protector to a screen of a mobile device, the method comprising:providing a body having one or more side surfaces defining an area for receiving the mobile device, the area having a depth;
inserting the mobile device into the area of the body;
providing a screen protector attached to a tab, the screen protector including a backing portion and an application portion sandwiched between the backing portion and the tab;
separating the backing portion from the application portion while the application portion remains attached to the tab; and
applying the application portion to the screen of the mobile device while the mobile device is positioned in the area and the application portion remains attached to the tab, to cover the screen of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,021,817

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELDING (EMI) APPARATUS INCLUDING A FRAME WITH DRAWN LATCHING FEATURES

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A frame of an electromagnetic interference shielding apparatus, the frame comprising a top surface and sidewalls, the frame being partly drawn in construction such that the top surface includes spaced-apart drawn portions protruding outwardly from the sidewalls for engagement within openings of a cover of the electromagnetic interference shielding apparatus for removably attaching the cover to the frame, wherein:the frame includes openings along the sidewalls where material was drawn to form the spaced-apart drawn portions; and
the openings of the frame extend downwardly along the sidewalls from the spaced-apart drawn portions to a bottom of the frame and through bottommost edge portions of the sidewalls such that each of the openings along the sidewalls of the frame has an open shape that includes a top closed end defined by the corresponding one of the spaced-apart drawn portions and a bottom open end along the bottom of the frame; andwherein:the spaced-apart drawn portions are formed solely by drawing only predetermined portions of the piece of material upwardly at the locations corresponding to the locations of the openings in the cover without having to cut or otherwise remove material from the frame; and/or
the top surface of the frame includes surface portions that extend as one continuous piece along each of the sidewalls around an entire perimeter lip of the frame; and/or
the spaced-apart drawn portions are formed simultaneously in a single drawing process; and/or
the spaced-apart drawn portions include a top surface that is coincident, aligned, and/or co-planar with the top surface of the frame or that does not extend above the top surface of the frame such that the one or more drawn latching features do not increase an overall height of the frame; and/or
the bottommost edge portions of the sidewalls are spaced apart by the openings along the sidewalls and provide areas for soldering the frame to a printed circuit board, the open shape of each of the openings along the sidewalls defined between a corresponding adjacent pair of the bottommost edge portions such that the open shape includes the top closed end defined by the corresponding one of the spaced-apart drawn portions and the bottom open end along the bottom of the frame, and the spaced-apart drawn portions are spaced apart from and not aligned with or over the bottommost edge portions of the sidewalls of the frame, whereby the cover is attachable to the frame in areas without solder.

US Pat. No. 10,021,816

POWER CONVERTER ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A POWER CONVERTER ARRANGEMENT

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A power converter arrangement comprising: a three-dimensional carrier arrangement having a trapezoidal cross section with four sides; a plurality of switching elements arranged on a non-parallel pair of opposing sides of the carrier arrangement; a cooling element arranged along with the plurality of switching elements on the two non-parallel pair of opposing sides of the carrier arrangement; a control device that controls the plurality of switching elements, the control device arranged on a longer of the two parallel sides of the carrier arrangement connecting the non-parallel pair of opposing sides of the carrier arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,021,815

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:a casing that houses an electronic component;
a heat sink where the casing is installed, the heat sink dissipating heat from the electronic component;
a substrate disposed on an opposite side of the heat sink in the casing, the substrate including a power converter circuit;
a pressing member housed in the casing and mounted on the heat sink with a screw, the pressing member pressing the electronic component to a heat sink side; and
an insulating cover member included in the casing between the pressing member and the substrate to cover at least a part of the pressing member such that the screw, a first opening of the insulating cover member, and a second opening of the substrate are arranged in an axial direction of the screw.

US Pat. No. 10,021,814

COOLING APPARATUS FOR COMPUTER MEMORY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for cooling a removable computer memory component comprising:a support; and
a cooling tube coupled with the support, wherein the cooling tube is to be positioned parallel to a computer memory connector to receive the removable computer memory component, and the cooling tube is to be positioned to be removably coupled with one or more cooling tube contact protrusions extending from a top portion of a memory component heat spreader associated with the removable computer memory component when the removable computer memory component is coupled with the computer memory connector, and is to remain coupled with the support when the removable computer memory component is removed from the computer memory connector, wherein the cooling tube is a first cooling tube to be positioned above and alongside a first side of the computer memory connector to be removably coupled with a first side of the memory component heat spreader, and wherein the apparatus further comprises a second cooling tube to be positioned above and alongside a second side of the computer memory connector to be removably coupled with a second side of the memory component heat spreader.

US Pat. No. 10,021,813

THERMAL MODULE ASSEMBLING STRUCTURE

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO....

1. A thermal module assembling structure comprising:a heat sink having a base seat and multiple radiating fins disposed on the base seat, at least one perforation being formed on each of two opposite sides of the base seat;
two leaf springs, the heat sink being correspondingly assembled on the leaf springs;
at least one engagement post disposed on each leaf spring corresponding to a respective perforation and having a main body with two ends of the main body defining respectively a fixed end connected with the leaf spring and a free end;
holding members, each holding member being slidably capped on the a respective engagement post with the engagement post inlaid in the holding member, the holding member having a first end which, when provided with an external force, shifts the first end upward and downward and a second end formed with a socket having an internal receiving space, a raised section being formed in the receiving space of the holding member, the free end of the respective engagement post being inlaid in the receiving space and connectable with the raised section; and
a shaft rod passing through the heat sink, two ends of the shaft rod being respectively connected with one of the holding members.

US Pat. No. 10,020,527

ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL, AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., Osa...

1. An electrochemical element comprising:a metal substrate having a plurality of through holes;
an electrode layer provided over a front face of the metal substrate; and
an electrolyte layer provided over the electrode layer,
wherein the through holes are provided passing through the front face and a back face of the metal substrate,
the electrode layer is provided in a region larger than a region, of the metal substrate, in which the through holes are provided, and
the electrolyte layer has a first portion coating the electrode layer, and a second portion that is in contact with the front face of the metal substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,019,187

NONVOLATILE MEMORY MODULE AND OPERATING METHOD FOR THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A nonvolatile memory module comprising:a plurality of volatile memory devices sharing a data bus through which data is transmitted and a control bus through which a command and an address are transmitted;
at least one nonvolatile memory device; and
a controller suitable for backing up data stored in the plurality of volatile memory devices into the nonvolatile memory device at a power failure of a host, and restoring data backed up in the nonvolatile memory device to the plurality of volatile memory devices at recovery of the power failure,
the controller comprising:
a command/address snooping logic suitable for receiving and recognizing a command and an address inputted from a memory controller of the host, analyzing amounts of stored data in the respective volatile memory devices, and accumulating analysis results while control over the volatile memory devices is performed by the memory controller of the host; and
a command/address control logic suitable for setting priorities to the volatile memory devices in order of amounts of stored data based on the accumulated analysis results when a trigger condition is satisfied for backing up data, and backing up data of the volatile memory device having higher priority in the nonvolatile memory device according to the priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,018,990

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER INCLUDING DNC OPERATION UNIT

FANUC Corporation, Minam...

1. A numerical controller including a direct numerical control (DNC) operation unit, the numerical controller buffering a machining program loaded from an external storage or an external controller via a connection unit in an internal memory and performing automatic operation based on the buffered machining program by an automatic operation execution unit, whereinthe machining program includes one or a plurality of buffering point instructions that specify a breakpoint for the buffering of the machining program, and
the automatic operation execution unit includes
a buffering completion checking result holding unit for checking whether a portion of the machining program to be buffered includes the buffering point instruction and holding a result of the checking in the buffering of the portion of the machining program in the internal memory,
an execution checking result holding unit for, when the automatic operation execution unit executes a portion of the machining program buffered in the internal memory, checking whether the portion of the machining program to be executed includes the buffering point instruction and holding a result of the checking,
a comparison unit for comparing the result held by the buffering completion checking result holding unit with the result held by the execution checking result holding unit, and
an execution unit for performing any one of continuation, suspension, and resumption of the automatic operation based on a result of the comparison,
wherein, prior to performing the automatic operation based on the buffered machining program, a diagnosis is configured to be made for each of partial areas, which is sandwiched between two of the buffering point instructions, of an entire area of the machining program stored in the external storage or the external controller to determine whether a size of each partial area exceeds a predetermined area size of the internal memory.

US Pat. No. 10,018,911

CHEMICALLY AMPLIFIED RESIST MATERIAL AND RESIST PATTERN-FORMING METHOD

JSR CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A chemically amplified resist material comprising:a polymer component that is capable of being made soluble or insoluble in a developer solution by an action of an acid; and
a generative component that is capable of generating a radiation-sensitive sensitizer and an acid upon an exposure,
wherein the generative component comprises:
at least one radiation-sensitive acid-and-sensitizer generating agent;
the at least one radiation-sensitive acid-and-sensitizer generating agent and at least one a radiation-sensitive sensitizer generating agent;
the at least one radiation-sensitive acid-and-sensitizer generating agent and at least one radiation-sensitive acid generating agent;
the at least one a radiation-sensitive sensitizer generating agent and the at least one radiation-sensitive acid generating agent; or
all the at least one radiation-sensitive acid-and-sensitizer generating agent, the at least one radiation-sensitive sensitizer generating agent, and the at least one radiation-sensitive acid generating agent,
wherein
the radiation-sensitive acid-and-sensitizer generating agent is capable of generating, upon an exposure to a first radioactive ray having a wavelength of no greater than 250 nm without an exposure to a second radioactive ray having a wavelength of greater than 250 nm, an acid and a radiation-sensitive sensitizer that absorbs the second radioactive ray, but the radiation-sensitive acid-and-sensitizer generating agent substantially does not generate the acid and the radiation-sensitive sensitizer upon an exposure to the second radioactive ray without an exposure to the first radioactive ray,
the radiation-sensitive sensitizer generating agent is capable of generating, upon the exposure to the first radioactive ray without the exposure to the second radioactive ray, a radiation-sensitive sensitizer that absorbs the second radioactive ray, but the radiation-sensitive sensitizer generating agent substantially does not generate the radiation-sensitive sensitizer upon the exposure to the second radioactive ray without the exposure to the first radioactive ray, and
the radiation-sensitive acid generating agent is capable of generating an acid upon the exposure to the first radioactive ray without the exposure to the second radioactive ray, but the radiation-sensitive acid generating agent substantially does not generate the acid upon the exposure to the second radioactive ray without the exposure to the first radioactive ray, and
wherein
the generative component comprises a first compound and a second compound each of which is the radiation-sensitive acid-and-sensitizer generating agent, if present in the generative component, or the radiation-sensitive acid generating agent, if present in the generative component,
the first compound is radiation sensitive and comprises a first onium cation and a first anion, and the second compound is radiation sensitive and comprises a second onium cation and a second anion that is different from the first anion, and
each of an energy released upon reduction of the first onium cation to a radical and an energy released upon reduction of the second onium cation to a radical is less than 5.0 eV.

US Pat. No. 10,018,768

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE ASSEMBLY, SIDE-TYPE BACKLIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A light guide plate assembly, comprising:a first substrate which is transparent and positioned on a light-emitting side of the light guide plate assembly;
a second substrate which is disposed opposite to the first substrate; and
a plurality of light modulation units which are disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein each of the light modulation units comprises:
a first electrode which is transparent and is disposed adjacent to the first substrate;
a second electrode which is disposed adjacent to the second substrate, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are configured to generate an electric field therebetween; and
an electrophoretic capsule layer which is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode and comprises an electrophoretic capsule containing white electrophoretic particles and black electrophoretic particles which are dispersed in transparent dispersing medium and are oppositely charged.

US Pat. No. 10,018,527

SENSOR PACKAGE

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A sensor package comprising:a pressure sensor;
a computation unit that performs specified computation in accordance with a result of detection performed by the pressure sensor;
a lead frame through which a result of computation performed by the computation unit is output to an outside;
a main housing that is formed of resin and that holds the lead frame; and
a sensor housing that is formed of ceramic and that has an inner space in which the pressure sensor is disposed,
wherein the pressure sensor is disposed in the main housing using the sensor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,018,053

TURBINE BLADE COOLING STRUCTURE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A turbine blade cooling structure for internally cooling a turbine blade, comprising:a cooling medium passage provided in the turbine blade and having a shape in which a plurality of cylindrical spaces, each having a substantially cylindrical shape, extending in parallel with each other partially overlap each other; and
a cooling medium supply passage to supply a cooling medium to the cooling medium passage connected to a portion of the cooling medium passage that includes a peripheral wall, said cooling medium passage forms an acute angle with respect to a longitudinal direction of the cooling medium passage.

US Pat. No. 10,016,848

METAL PARTICLES HAVING INTERMETALLIC COMPOUND NANO-COMPOSITE STRUCTURE CRYSTAL

Napra Co., Ltd., Tokyo (...

1. A metal particle consisting of an outer shell and a core part, the core part containing a metal or an alloy; the outer shell comprising an intermetallic compound, and covering the core part;wherein 50% or more of a total surface area of the core is covered with the outer shell;
a particle size of the metal particle being from 1 ?m to 20 ?m;
the core part containing Sn or a Sn alloy; and
the outer shell containing an intermetallic compound of Sn and Cu.

US Pat. No. 10,016,847

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CUTTING WOUND HOSES

Witzenmann GmbH, Pforzhe...

2. The method according to claim 1, further comprising performing the welding of the wound hose (1) by capacitor discharge-welding.

US Pat. No. 10,016,846

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR REPAIR OF COMPONENTS

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for repairing a component through laser deposition, the method comprising:providing the component for repair, the component comprising a material selected from the group consisting of titanium and a titanium alloy;
providing a laser metal powder deposition device;
enclosing the component in a shielding device;
delivering a flow of inert gas to the shielding device to ensure an oxygen content remains below a first threshold and that a water vapor content remains below a second threshold in a target area of the component; and
depositing a metal material on the component, wherein the depositing comprises operating the laser deposition device along a tool path including a plurality of tool passes, delivering the metal material at a deposition device velocity specification, and heating the metal material at a laser power specification,
wherein the laser power specification is calculated in real-time during the depositing and changed during operations based on a deposited material representative temperature provided by a temperature sensor, and
wherein a respective deposition layer of the metal material is formed by performing multiple tool passes and each consecutive tool pass of the multiple tool passes overlaps a previous tool pass of the multiple tool passes in the respective deposition layer by at least 30%.

US Pat. No. 10,016,845

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING A JET OF FLUID FOR MATERIAL PROCESSING AND FLUID NOZZLE FOR USE IN SAID DEVICE

SYNOVA SA, Ecublens (CH)...

1. A device for generating a jet of liquid which is suitable for guiding, in the manner of a waveguide, a laser beam which is injected into said jet of liquid, for the purpose of processing a workpiece, comprising:a) a liquid nozzle for generating the jet of liquid,
b) a liquid supply line feeding a liquid to the nozzle,
c) an optical system focusing said laser beam into said nozzle for injecting said laser beam into said jet of liquid,
d) a housing defining a gas retaining space adjoined to and downstream of said liquid nozzle and having an inner wall said housing having a constricted gas outlet nozzle at a distance downstream from and opposite the liquid nozzle and
e) at least one gas inlet to feed a gas into said gas retaining space, such that a gas stream is generated downstream of said constricted gas outlet nozzle,
f) wherein an axis of said liquid nozzle and an axis of said constricted gas outlet nozzle are essentially coinciding for jetting the jet of liquid through the gas retaining space and through the constricted gas outlet nozzle, wherein the jet of liquid does not touch the constricted gas outlet nozzle but is jetting through the constricted gas outlet nozzle and is thereby surrounded by said gas stream downstream of said gas outlet nozzle, and
g) wherein the gas feed duct leads on said inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,016,844

CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION REMEDIATION WITH LASERS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus for remediation of a radiation contaminated wall that has a radiation contaminated surface, comprising:a robot with a carriage having wheels or treads and a carriage body portion;
at least one arm extending from said robot;
a laser carried by said at least one arm, wherein said laser is a solid state pulsed laser that produces a laser beam of nano-second pulses, and wherein said laser is positioned on said at least one arm extending from said robot;
wherein said laser is a solid state pulsed laser that produces a laser beam of nano-second pulses and wherein said solid state pulsed laser produces 20 J, 15 nsec. pulses with 5 Hz repetition rate;
wherein said laser beam produced by said laser is directed to the radiation contaminated wall that has a radiation contaminated surface to ablate the radiation contaminated surface producing radiation contaminated particles, wherein said laser beam is positioned at an angle to the radiation contaminated surface and said laser beam strikes the radiation contaminated surface at said angle and ablates the radiation contaminated surface producing said radiation contaminated particles, and wherein said laser is positioned so that said laser beam directly strikes said radiation contaminated surface;
an enclosed ejecta debris collection structure including a debris collection unit attached to said least one arm, said debris collection unit positioned against the radiation contaminated wall and the radiation contaminated surface to receive said radiation contaminated particles;
a seal located between said debris collection unit and the radiation contaminated surface of said radiation contaminated wall, said seal being a fluid tight seal located between said debris collection unit and the radiation contaminated surface of said radiation contaminated wall;
a fluid circulation system connected to said enclosed ejecta debris collection structure that collects said radiation contaminated particles;
a container in said robot; and
a line connected to said fluid circulation system providing a connection between said enclosed ejecta debris collection structure and said container wherein said radiation contaminated particles are directed into said container to remediate the radiation contaminated surface.

US Pat. No. 10,016,843

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING PULSED LASER BEAM PROFILE NON-UNIFORMITIES FOR LASER ANNEALING

Ultratech, Inc., San Jos...

1. A method of reducing micro-scale intensity variations in a laser beam used for laser annealing of a semiconductor wafer, comprising:generating from a laser source a laser beam having a wavelength ? and including light pulses, wherein the laser beam has an amount of the micro-scale intensity variations with a modulation period ps between ?/4 and 40?;
imparting a time-varying spatial deflection ? to each light pulse to form a deflected light beam by passing each light pulse through a beam-redirecting element that is activated in synchrony with the laser source, wherein ps??; and
forming from the deflected light beam a line image at an image plane.

US Pat. No. 10,016,139

BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND PULSE WAVE DETECTION METHOD

OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd...

1. A blood pressure measurement apparatus comprising:a cuff configured to be attached at a measurement site of a body;
a pressurizing pressure adjustment unit comprising: a pump; a valve; a pump drive circuit; and a valve drive circuit, the pressurizing pressure adjustment unit being configured to change a pressure with which the cuff pressurizes the measurement site;
a pressure sensor that detects an analog cuff pressure signal by detecting a pressure in the cuff in a period of changing the pressurizing pressure;
a pulse wave detection unit that, based on the cuff pressure signal, detects a pulse wave, which is a pressure component that is superimposed on the pressurizing pressure in synchronization with a pulse of the body; and
a CPU that determines a measured blood pressure value using the amplitude value of the pulse wave detected by the pulse wave detection unit,
wherein the pulse wave detection unit comprises:
an analog filter that extracts a high-frequency component from the cuff pressure signal;
an A/D conversion unit that performs digital conversion on an output signal of the analog filter;
a memory that stores at least a first signal and a second signal;
a first subtraction unit that performs subtraction processing on the output signal of the A/D conversion unit; and
a digital filter that performs filter processing for extracting a high-frequency component on the signal resulting from the subtraction processing performed by the first subtraction unit,
wherein the first subtraction unit performs at least one of first subtraction processing in which the first signal, which results from the cuff pressure signal passing through the A/D conversion unit at a first time, which is any time in a period from an increase start time at which the pressurizing pressure starts increasing to a time at an elapse of a predetermined amount of time since the increase start time, is subtracted from an output signal resulting from the cuff pressure signal passing through the A/D conversion unit in a period from the first time to a decrease start time at which the pressurizing pressure changes from increasing to decreasing, and second subtraction processing in which the second signal, which results from the cuff pressure signal passing through the A/D conversion unit at a second time, which is any time in a period from the decrease start time to a time at an elapse of a predetermined amount of time since the decrease start time, is subtracted from an output signal resulting from the cuff pressure signal passing through the A/D conversion unit after the second time, and
wherein the memory and the first subtraction unit shorten a transient response period of the digital filter based on the at least one of the first subtraction processing and the second subtraction processing, and based on starting the filter processing of the digital filter after the predetermined amount of time since at least one of the increase start time and the decrease start time.
US Pat. No. 10,017,407

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING COLLAGEN AND TRACE ELEMENTS FROM SEA WATER

Seawagen Co., Ltd., Bang...

1. A process for manufacturing collagen and trace elements comprising:(a) preparing raw material comprising:
(i) storing sea water in a container under controlled pressure and lighting;
(ii) providing preliminary air ventilation and deodorization;
(iii) removing impurities by filtering the sea water, wherein the filtering removes heavy metals;
(b) deodorizing the sea water comprising:
(i) increasing the pressure and oxygen concentration to foam the sea water;
(c) spraying the sea water into a tube under a controlled temperature and flow rate;
(d) re-filtering the sea water; and
(e) separating, in the presence of a magnetic field, the remaining heavy metals from the collagen and the trace elements from the sea water.
US Pat. No. 10,017,734

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DOPAMINERGIC NEURONS

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COM...

1. A production method of a dopaminergic neuron, comprising subjecting floor plate cells to the following step (1):(1) a step of culturing in a medium containing (i) a cAMP analogue and (ii) a MEK inhibitor, wherein the MEK inhibitor is
(i) PD0325901: N-[(2R)-2,3-dihydroxypropoxy]-3,4-difluoro-2-[(2-fluoro-4-iodo-phenyl) amino] benzamide,
(ii) PD184352: 2-(2-chloro-4-iodophenylamino)-N-cyclopropylmethoxy-3,4-difluorobenzamide, or
(iii) SU5402: 2-[(1,2-dihydro-2-oxo-3H-indol-3-ylidene)methyl]-4-methyl-1H-pyrrole-3-propanoic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,021,812

RADIO DEVICE WITH HEAT SINK

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio device comprising:a housing;
a heat sink provided on an external surface of the housing, the heat sink extending in a vertical direction of the housing;
a board accommodated inside the housing in the vertical direction, the board being coupled to the heat sink through the housing; and
a plurality of electronic components provided on the board, the plurality of electronic components including at least one first electronic component and at least one second electronic component, the at least one first electronic component being more heat-resistant than the at least one second electronic component, the at least one first electronic component and the at least one second electronic component being provided on the board so that the at least one first electronic component is located above the at least one second electronic component in the vertical direction;
wherein
the at least one first electronic component includes at least one amplifier and at least one convertor, and
the at least one second electronic component includes at least one distorter and at least one common public radio interface (CPRI).

US Pat. No. 10,021,811

SINGLE ENDED COOLING MODULE ROWS AND ASSEMBLIES FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF IN-LINE MEMORY MODULES

1. A cooling module row for an inline-memory module, comprising:an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber positioned at a same end of the cooling module row, stacked on top of one another, and separated by a chamber boundary wall; and
a conduit in fluid communication with the inlet chamber and the outlet chamber, the conduit has a rectangular cross-section split in half by a conduit boundary wall, wherein a first half of the conduit is configured to direct a coolant fluid away from the inlet chamber and a second half of the conduit is configured to direct the coolant fluid toward the outlet chamber;
wherein the conduit is sized to fit adjacent the in-line memory module.

US Pat. No. 10,021,810

VENTILATING SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT CABINET AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Ortronics, Inc., New Lon...

1. A ventilating system for regulating a property of an electrical equipment cabinet located within an enclosure, comprising:a duct configured and dimensioned to be mounted to the electrical equipment cabinet;
a damper mounted to the duct;
a first sensor mounted within the electrical equipment cabinet, the first sensor being effective to generate signals related to a property within the electrical equipment cabinet;
a second sensor mounted to an outside of the electrical equipment cabinet, the second sensor being effective to generate signals related to a property outside of the electrical equipment cabinet and within the enclosure; and
an actuating mechanism configured and dimensioned to control a position of the damper based on a difference between the generated signals related to the property within the electrical equipment cabinet and the generated signals related to the property outside of the electrical equipment cabinet and within the enclosure, the actuating mechanism controlling the position of the damper when the difference between the generated signals reaches a predetermined value and until the difference reaches a baseline setting;
wherein the actuating mechanism includes a contractible and expandable wire.

US Pat. No. 10,021,809

AIR CONDITIONER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An air conditioner comprising:a control box having a space formed therein;
a printed circuit board arranged to form an air circulation passage in the space, the printed circuit board having a plurality of electric components mounted thereto;
a cooling module arranged to allow for a first electric component of the plurality of electric components to heat exchange with refrigerant; and
a circulating fan arranged in the air circulation passage to make air to flow to a second electric component of the plurality of electric components after being cooled by the cooling module.

US Pat. No. 10,021,808

INTEGRATED BI-DIRECTIONAL CONTROLLED VENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A vent assembly for regulating air within an electronic device, the electronic device having an enclosure that defines an internal volume that carries the air at an internal air pressure, the enclosure further comprising a through hole that provides a passage between the air internal volume and an ambient environment that is external to the electronic device, the ambient environment having an external air pressure, the vent assembly comprising:a first layer disposed in the internal volume, the first layer having a first flap and an opening;
a second layer disposed in the internal volume and bonded with the first layer, the second layer having a second flap; and
a valve formed from the first flap and the second flap, wherein the first flap is held together with the second flap by a compressive force defining a closed state of the valve, and wherein a difference between the internal air pressure and the external air pressure that is greater than the compressive force causes the first flap to separate from the second flap defining an open state of the valve, the open state allowing the air to pass from the internal volume to the ambient environment.

US Pat. No. 10,021,807

MEDIA ENCLOSURES AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND SYSTEMS

WIREPATH HOME SYSTEMS, LL...

1. A structured media enclosure door assembly comprising:a base comprising a frame, the base frame configured to mount directly to a wall;
a door comprising a frame and a front panel held by the door frame, the door frame coupled to the base frame; and
a support plate having first and second opposite surfaces, the support plate configured to be selectively coupled to the door frame in: (i) a first position with the support plate first surface facing the front panel and the support plate spaced apart from the front panel a first distance; and (ii) a second position with the support plate second surface facing the front panel and the support plate spaced apart from the front panel a second distance that is less than the first distance; wherein:
the base frame and the door frame each comprise first and second opposite side panels,
the first side panel of the door frame is pivotably coupled to the first side panel of the base frame,
the door and the support plate are pivotable relative to the base between a closed position wherein the second side panel of the door is adjacent the second panel of the base and an open position wherein the second side panel of the door is spaced apart from the second side panel of the base to provide access to the support plate.

US Pat. No. 10,021,806

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE STORAGE AND NETWORKING PROVISIONING IN LARGE SCALABLE PROCESSOR INSTALLATIONS

III Holdings 2, LLC, Wil...

1. A system comprising:a chassis having a predetermined physical form factor, wherein the chassis has a plurality of slots into which modules are placed;
compute modules, storage modules, and input/output (I/O) modules, all of which are housed within the plurality of slots; and
a processor configured to identify one or more of the compute modules, one or more of the storage modules, and one or more of the I/O modules to form a scalable system based on a desired computing power, a desired storage power, and a desired input/output power for the scalable system, wherein a quantity of the one or more I/O modules is determined based, at least in part, on a bandwidth requirement for data traversing from and to the scalable system.

US Pat. No. 10,021,805

RACK SIDECAR FOR ADDITIONAL IT EQUIPMENT AND CABLE MANAGEMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A sidecar structure for attachment to a server rack comprising:a sidecar having one or more access areas, wherein the sidecar has a means of connecting to a side of the server rack, the server rack having one or more server openings, wherein the means of connecting the sidecar to the server rack does not restrict access to the one or more access areas and the one or more server openings from a common side; and
an adapter with a means of connecting to the server rack and sidecar, the adapter has at least three vertical surfaces, wherein the three vertical surfaces include a connecting surface, a server door surface, and a secondary surface, the connecting surface has a height and width substantially equal to the height of the server rack and sidecar and a combined width of the server rack and sidecar, the server door surface has a height and width substantially equal to the height and width of a server door, and the secondary surface has a height and width substantially equal to the height and width of a secondary door.

US Pat. No. 10,021,804

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CABINET

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A cabinet system comprising:a main frame comprising a plurality of rack units (RUs), each RU configured to mount one or more electronic components;
a front door hingeably coupled to a front portion of the main frame;
one or more side panels, each of the one or more side panels comprising at least one side pass-through to enable one or more cables to pass through the one or more side panels from an interior of the main frame to an exterior of the main frame, or vice-versa; and
a top panel detachably coupled to a top portion of the main frame to enclose a top portion of the main frame.

US Pat. No. 10,021,803

POWER SUPPLY

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A power supply, comprising:a metal case,
a power conversion module received inside the metal case and spaced apart from the metal case, the power conversion module comprising a circuit board; and
an insulation connecting plate connected to the circuit board and the metal case respectively, the insulation connecting plate being isolated between at least a portion of the circuit board and at least a portion of the metal case,whereinone side of the insulation connecting plate includes a plurality of first insulation columns formed thereon, each one of the first insulation columns includes a first blind hole formed thereon, and the first blind hole extends longitudinally along the first insulation column,
another side of the insulation connecting plate includes a plurality of second insulation columns, each one of the second insulation columns includes a second blind hole formed thereon respectively, and the second blind hole extends longitudinally along the second insulation column, and
the power conversion module is fastened onto the plurality of first blind holes, a plurality of screws are arranged penetrating the metal case from outside of the metal case and screw connected with the second blind holes and the metal case is thereby fastened onto the plurality of second blind holes.

US Pat. No. 10,021,802

ELECTRONIC MODULE ASSEMBLY HAVING LOW LOOP INDUCTANCE

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An electronic module, comprising:one or more electronic devices;
a first bus electrically coupled to at least one of the one or more electronic devices, wherein the first bus comprises:
a first electrically conductive plate;
a second electrically conductive plate; and
a first electrically insulating plate disposed between the first electrically conductive plate and the second electrically conductive plate,
wherein, in a first portion of the first bus, the first electrically insulating plate is disposed such that the first electrically insulating plate is not in direct physical contact with at least one of the first electrically conductive plate and the second electrically conductive plate to form at least one cavity between the first electrically insulating plate and at least one of the first electrically conductive plate and the second electrically conductive plate, and
wherein the first portion of the first bus is configured to be couplable to a second bus associated with a second electronic module such that a portion of the second bus is disposed in the at least one cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,021,801

MODULAR ELECTRONICS SYSTEM WITH INTERFACING INTERCHANGEABLE COMPONENTS

ATOM, Inc., Scottsdale, ...

1. A cylindrical electronic component stack, comprising:a disc shaped base module having an inbound alternating current (AC) power supply, at least one outbound female AC power receptor electrically connected to the AC power supply and disposed on a substantially circumferential surface of the base module, an AC/DC power converter electrically connected to the AC power supply, at least one charging port electrically connected to the AC/DC power converter and disposed on the substantially circumferential surface of the base module, a base electrical interface junction disposed on a top surface of the base module proximate a cylindrical axis, and a base mechanical coupling disposed on the top surface of the base module between the base electrical interface junction and the circumferential surface;
a first disc shaped module having a first bottom electrical interface junction disposed on a bottom surface of the first module proximate the cylindrical axis and configured for electrical connectivity with the base electrical interface junction, a first bottom mechanical coupling disposed on the bottom surface of the first module between the first bottom electrical interface junction and the circumferential surface and configured for mechanical engagement with the base mechanical coupling, and a first top electrical interface junction disposed on a top surface of the first module proximate the cylindrical axis; and
a second disc shaped module having a second bottom electrical interface junction disposed on a bottom surface of the second module proximate the cylindrical axis and configured for electrical connectivity with the first top electrical interface junction, a second bottom mechanical coupling disposed on the bottom surface of the second module between the second bottom electrical interface junction and the circumferential surface and configured for mechanical engagement with the first top mechanical coupling, and a second top electrical interface junction disposed on a top surface of the second module proximate the cylindrical axis;
wherein:
the base mechanical coupling, the first bottom mechanical coupling, the first top mechanical coupling, and the second bottom mechanical coupling are configured to limit relative lateral and rotational movement among the base module, the first module, and the second module;
the base electrical interface junction is connected to the AC power supply and the AC/DC power converter;
the base electrical interface function, the first bottom electrical interface junction, the first top electrical interface junction, and the second bottom electrical interface junction are configured to simultaneously distribute high voltage AC power, low voltage DC power, and data among the base module, the first disc shaped module, and the second disc shaped module;
the base electrical interface junction and the first top electrical interface junction each comprise a disc shaped convex conductive protrusion extending above the top surface of its associated module; and
the first bottom electrical interface junction and the second bottom electrical interface junction each comprise a disc shaped concave conductive recess extending into the bottom surface of its associated module, the recess being configured to receive a mating protrusion upon stacking adjacent modules together.

US Pat. No. 10,021,800

VENTING FEATURES OF A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device having an enclosure that includes an internal volume, the enclosure having a through hole that opens to the internal volume, the electronic device comprising:an audio component disposed in the internal volume; and
a vent assembly positioned within the internal volume between the through hole and the audio component, the vent assembly comprising:
a first adhesive layer having a first opening,
a membrane secured with the first adhesive layer and covering the through hole, the membrane having a material that prevents liquid exposure to the audio component while permitting transmission of audible sound,
a second adhesive layer secured with the membrane and having a second opening aligned with the first opening, and
a support layer secured with the second adhesive layer and having a support layer opening aligned with the second opening, wherein the membrane includes a material that allows air to enter and exit the internal volume via the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,021,799

ELECTRONIC CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE USING POTTING LAYER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. An electronic control apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:an electronic control board which electrically controls respective parts in the vehicle;
a connector which is electrically connected with the electronic control board;
an extruded housing which is opened at both sides, and has one side into which the connector connected with the electronic control board is inserted and accommodated in a slot manner;
a connector cover which is coupled to the connector and covers the one open side of the extruded housing into which the connector is inserted; and
a back cover which covers the other open side of the extruded housing,
wherein a first potting layer is formed at an upper side of the connector cover, and
wherein a second potting layer is formed in the extruded housing to which the back cover is coupled such that a connecting portion between the extruded housing and the back cover is sealed.

US Pat. No. 10,021,798

GLASS ENCLOSURE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device, the portable electronic device comprising:an enclosure that surrounds and protects internal operational components of the portable electronic device, the enclosure including a main body that comprises:
an internal glass layer; and
an external glass layer coupled to the internal glass layer and in compression; and
an internal antenna disposed inside the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,021,797

ELECTRICAL CENTER MOUNTING-BRACKET

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

9. A mounting-bracket configured to attach to a mounting-surface, said mounting-surface having a first-surface and a second-surface opposite the first-surface, said mounting-surface defining a mounting-hole that connects the first-surface to the second-surface, comprising:a base and sides defining a cavity, said sides including mounting-lugs, said base including a retention-device that extends through the mounting-hole beyond the second-surface, said retention-device having an inner-surface and an outer-surface, said inner-surface defining an aperture, said outer-surface including locking-tabs that are in direct contact with the second-surface; and
an electrical-assembly having a lower-surface that is received within the cavity, said electrical-assembly including a mate-assist-device movable from an unmated-position to a mated-position, said mate-assist-device configured to engage and rotate on the mounting-lugs, said lower-surface including a blocking-device having side-walls generally perpendicular to the lower-surface extending below the lower-surface, wherein the blocking-device is received within the aperture of the retention-device such that the side-walls are in direct contact with the inner-surface and prevent an inward-flexure of the locking-tabs when the mate-assist-device is moved from the unmated-position to the mated-position, thereby preventing a removal of the mounting-bracket from the mounting-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,021,796

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT HAVING RIVET FIXTURE

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. An electronic control unit comprising:a housing having an internal space in which a printed circuit board for electrically controlling respective components of a vehicle is mounted,
wherein a rivet fixture mounting unit, which is separated from the internal space, is integrally formed on the housing, and a rivet fixture is coupled to the rivet fixture mounting unit, and
wherein the rivet fixture mounting unit has a container shape separated from the internal space, and is provided on the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,021,795

SUPPORTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

FIRST DOME CORPORATION, ...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a supporting device, including:
a modular joint assembly having a plurality of joints buckled in sequence, and each of the joints including:
a main portion having a first mating surface, an opposite second mating surface, an inner surface connected to an edge of the first mating surface and an edge of the second mating surface, and an outer surface connected to another edge of the first mating surface and another edge of the second mating surface, wherein a distance between the first mating surface and the second mating surface gradually increases in a direction from the inner surface to the outer surface, the main portion has an arced track groove recessed on the first mating surface, and a center of circle of the track groove is located at one side of the outer surface away from the second mating surface; and
a buckling portion extended from the second mating surface, wherein in any two buckled joints, the buckling portion of one of the any two buckled joints is arranged in the track groove of the other joint, and the any two buckled joints are rotatable relative to each other between a first position and a second position;
two fixing members respectively installed on two of the joints arranged at two opposite ends of the modular joint assembly; and
a resilient sheet fixed on the outer surfaces of the joints and the two fixing members, wherein an imaginary datum line is defined by connecting the centers of the track grooves, the imaginary datum line is located at one side of the resilient sheet away from the modular joint assembly, and when the any two buckled joints are rotated with respect to each other, the resilient sheet is compressed and a length of the imaginary datum line is unchanged; and
a bendable display mounted on the resilient sheet and arranged at the imaginary datum line, wherein the bendable display and the imaginary datum line are configured to bend synchronously,
wherein each of the two fixing members has a third mating surface, one of the two fixing member has an arced auxiliary track groove recessed on the third mating surface thereof, and the other fixing member has an auxiliary buckling portion extended from the third mating surface thereof, wherein the buckling portion and the track groove arranged on the two opposite ends of the modular joint assembly are respectively coupled with the auxiliary track groove and the auxiliary buckling portion.

US Pat. No. 10,021,794

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
a printed circuit board (PCB);
a circuit film connected to the display panel at one side of the circuit film and connected to the PCB at another side,
wherein the PCB comprises a first surface, on which a plurality of circuit wirings are mounted, and a second surface on which the timing controller is mounted,
the first surface of the PCB is disposed on a reverse of the second surface, and
the PCB further comprises a groove provided in the second surface of the PCB, the timing controller being mounted into the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,021,793

HEAD-UP DISPLAY AND OPERATION OF OPENING COVER THEREOF

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A head-up display, comprising:a casing having an opening;
a transmission mechanism;
a screen structure connected to the transmission mechanism and configured to be driven by the transmission mechanism to rotate;
a first cover connected to the transmission mechanism and being slidable with respect to the transmission mechanism;
a second cover separably connected to the first cover; and
a driver configured to drive the transmission mechanism to operate;
wherein during a first state to a second state of the head-up display, the first cover and the second cover are connected to each other and move together in the opening direction;
during the second state to a third state of the head-up display, the first cover is separated from the second cover.

US Pat. No. 10,021,792

REMOTE CONTROLLER

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A remote controller, comprising a first panel and a second panel that are provided with multiple function buttons; wherein the first panel is rotationally connected to the second panel by using a rotating connecting mechanism; the rotating connecting mechanism comprises a fixation base fixed to the first panel, a rotating shaft fixed to the second panel, and a sliding component; the sliding component comprises an arc-shaped sliding rail disposed in the circumference direction of an outer sidewall of the rotating shaft, elastic pieces disposed on the fixation base in the axial direction of the rotating shaft and provided with circular holes, and rolling balls disposed between the arc-shaped sliding rail and the circular holes in an abutted mode; the arc-shaped sliding rail is fitted to the rolling balls in a sliding mode; and two ends of the arc-shaped sliding rail are higher than the middle of the arc-shaped sliding rail in the axial direction of the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,021,791

MULTILAYER WIRING SUBSTRATE

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. A multilayer wiring substrate, comprising:a first wiring substrate having a first core member made of metal with cavities therein;
a second wiring substrate having a second core member made of metal; and
a bonding layer between the first wiring substrate and the second wiring substrate to bond a bottom surface of the first wiring substrate to a top surface of the second wiring substrate, the bonding layer having a first patterned conductive layer on a top surface thereof and a second patterned conductive layer on a bottom surface thereof,
wherein the first wiring substrate further comprises a top wiring layer having component connection terminals and covering a top surface of the first core member, the top wiring layer having a multilayer wiring structure in which a plurality of wiring sections are stacked on each other via an insulating film in between on the top of the first core member,
wherein electronic components are housed in the respective cavities and electrically connected to the top wiring layer,
wherein the first wiring substrate further comprises a bottom wiring layer between the first core member and the bonding layer, connected to the first patterned conductive layer of the bonding layer, the bottom wiring layer having a multilayer wiring structure in which a plurality of wiring sections are stacked on each other via an insulating film in between on the bottom of the first core member,
wherein the second wiring substrate further comprises a top wiring layer between the second core member and the bonding layer, connected to the second patterned conductive layer of the bonding layer, the top wiring layer having a multilayer wiring structure in which a plurality of wiring sections are stacked on each other via an insulating film in between on the top of the second core member, and
wherein the second wiring substrate further comprises a bottom wiring layer between the second core member and the bonding layer, the bottom wiring layer having a multilayer wiring structure in which a plurality of wiring sections are stacked on each other via an insulating film in between on the bottom of the second core member.

US Pat. No. 10,021,790

MODULE WITH INTERNAL WIRE FENCE SHIELDING

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A module, comprising: a printed circuit board (PCB) including a substrate and a component pad and at least one wire pad on the substrate, each of the at least one wire pad being located adjacent the component pad and connected to ground by a corresponding via extending through the substrate; a surface mount technology (SMT) component mounted to the component pad; a first wire fence comprising a plurality of wire loops respectively connected to each of the at least one wire pad; a mold compound disposed over the PCB, the SMT component and the first wire fence, the mold compound defining a plurality of holes extending partially through the mold compound, from a top surface of the mold compound to top-edges of the plurality of wire loops, respectively, wherein a conductive material fills the plurality of holes; and a top conductive layer disposed over the mold compound, and in electrical contact with the conductive material filling the plurality of holes, wherein the first wire fence, the conductive material filling the plurality of holes, and the top conductive layer provide shielding of the SMT component from electromagnetic radiation, wherein the at least one wire pad comprises fewer wire pads than a number of sides of the component pad or of the SMT component, each wire pad being adjacent to a side of the component pad, such that the plurality of wire loops of the first wire fence comprises at least one wire loop connected to each of the wire pads, thereby partially surrounding the SMT component.

US Pat. No. 10,021,788

HIGH-CURRENT ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT HAVING A CIRCUIT BOARD AND A BUSBAR

1. An electrical circuit comprising:a circuit board on which a plurality of electrical and/or electronic components are mounted; and
a busbar that has a supporting body having a first side and second side opposite from the first side, and at least first, second, and third connections provided on the first side of the supporting body, the supporting body of the busbar being spaced apart from the circuit board, all of the first, second, and third connections of the busbar being electrically contacted both with the supporting body and with the circuit board, the supporting body extending in a longitudinal direction, the first side being parallel to the longitudinal direction, the second side of the supporting body being inclined relative to the first side,
wherein the supporting body has a first cross section between the first and second connections and a second cross section between the second and third connections, the first and second cross sections extending in a lateral direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction,
wherein a width of the busbar continuously decreases in the longitudinal direction over a substantial portion of an entire length of the busbar, and
wherein the first cross section is smaller than the second cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,021,786

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT FILM AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A flexible printed circuit film configured to connect a substrate with a printed circuit board, the flexible printed circuit film comprising:a first area configured to be attached to the substrate;
a second area configured to be connected with the printed circuit board; and
a third area between the first area and the second area,
wherein each of the first area and the third area has a trapezoid shape with a width that gradually decreases in a direction toward the second area, and the second area has a rectangular shape, and
wherein the first area includes first and second sides facing each other and not parallel to each other, and a third side extending between the first and second sides.

US Pat. No. 10,021,785

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first circuit layer on an upper surface of a substrate;
an insulating layer disposed on the substrate and the first circuit layer;
a second circuit layer protrude on an upper surface of the insulating layer; and
a via configured to connect between the first circuit layer and the second circuit layer,
wherein the upper surface of the substrate comprises one portion covered by the first circuit layer and the other portion, wherein a lower part of the via is directly in contact with the other portion of the upper surface of the substrate,
wherein the first circuit layer comprises a circuit pattern, a side surface of the circuit pattern is directly in contact with a side surface of the via, and
wherein the circuit pattern has a smaller line-width than the via, and
the insulating layer is a photosensitive resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,021,784

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD THEREOF

Powertech Technology Inc....

1. An electronic circuit board comprising:an insulation substrate having at least one first region, a second region, and a third region, the at least one first region has a plurality of first through holes, the second region has a plurality of second through holes, the third region has a plurality of third through holes, the at least one first region surrounds the third region, the second region surrounds the at least one first region;
a plurality of conductive pads arranged on the at least one first region in at least two rows, each of the at least two rows comprises a plurality of biasing pads and a plurality of signal pads, at least one of the plurality of biasing pads is arranged between two of the plurality of signal pads;
a plurality of first conductive vias correspondingly formed in the plurality of first through holes of the insulation substrate, and correspondingly electrically connected to the plurality of biasing pads of the plurality of conductive pads;
a plurality of second conductive vias correspondingly formed in the plurality of second through holes of the insulation substrate, each of the plurality of signal pads arranged in a row nearest the second region is correspondingly electrically connected to one of the plurality of second conductive vias through a first conductive trace on the at least one first region;
a plurality of third conductive vias correspondingly formed in the plurality of third through holes of the insulation substrate, each of the plurality of signal pads arranged in a row nearest the third region is correspondingly electrically connected to one of the plurality of third conductive vias through a second conductive trace on the at least one first region; and
a plurality of third conductive traces embedded in the insulation substrate and extended to positions vertically under the signal pads.

US Pat. No. 10,021,783

SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF

CHUNGHWA PRECISION TEST T...

1. A support structure, located at a bottom of a ball grid array (BGA), comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB), comprising a plurality of first positioning pin holes;
an interface plate, comprising a plurality of second positioning pin holes, corresponding to the plurality of first positioning pin holes arranged on the PCB, respectively;
a support film, arranged on the PCB and comprising a plurality of support portions; and
a plurality of positioning components, penetrating the plurality of first positioning pin holes and the plurality of second positioning pin holes corresponding to the plurality of first positioning pin holes to assemble the support film on the PCB and the interface plate,
wherein a plurality of copper columns are arranged below the interface plate, and a plurality of pads are arranged on the PCB and correspond to locations of the plurality of copper columns, and
wherein a solder paste is coated on the pad to fix the plurality of copper columns; the support portion is arranged between every two adjacent copper columns; the length of each of the plurality of copper columns is smaller than the length of the support portion.

US Pat. No. 10,021,782

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR THE DEPOSITION OF CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS ON DIELECTRIC SUBSTRATES

1. A composition for rendering a non-conductive dielectric surface conductive and effective for subsequent metallization by the formation of electrically conductive polymers on the non-conductive dielectric surface, the composition comprising:a) at least one polymerizable monomer which is capable of forming a conductive polymer,
b) an emulsifier,
c) a polymeric acid having an average molecular weight of at least about 40,000 Da, and
d) at least one source of metallic ions, the at least one source of metallic ions selected from the group consisting of lithium ions, sodium ions, and combinations thereof,
wherein the lithium ions, sodium ions, or a combination thereof are present at a concentration of between 0.04 mol/L and 0.4 mol/L.

US Pat. No. 10,021,781

THIN CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING WALL FOR SOLDER MATERIAL

NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Ka...

1. A thin circuit board comprising:a metal support layer forming a substrate;
a base insulating layer provided on a surface of the metal support layer;
a wiring layer being wiring traces provided on a surface of the base insulating layer;
a cover insulating layer covering the wiring traces;
internal terminals provided to the respective wiring traces and sequentially arranged side by side, each one internal terminal of said internal terminals used to be solder-bonded to a corresponding external terminal through solder material;
a region, provided on a surface of said each one internal terminal, facing the corresponding external terminal when said each one internal terminal is solder-bonded to the corresponding external terminal through the solder material;
a terminal surface defined on the surface of said each one internal terminal in the region; and
a wall, provided for the solder material on at least any one of adjacent internal terminals of said internal terminals, protruding from the surface of said at least any one of adjacent internal terminals in the region.

US Pat. No. 10,021,780

WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A wired circuit board comprising: an insulating layer and a conductive layer disposed at one-side surface in a thickness direction of the insulating layer, wherein the insulating layer continuously has a first insulating portion, a second insulating portion having a thickness smaller than that of the first insulating portion, and a third insulating portion disposed between the first insulating portion and the second insulating portion and having a thickness that tapers gradually and becomes smaller from the first insulating portion toward the second insulating portion; the conductive layer continuously has a first conductive portion disposed at one-side surface in the thickness direction of the first insulating portion and a second conductive portion disposed at one-side surface in the thickness direction of the second insulating portion and having a thickness smaller than that of the first conductive portion; and the first conductive portion is further disposed at one-side surfaces in the thickness direction of the second insulating portion and the third insulating portion or the second conductive portion is further disposed at one-side surfaces In the thickness direction of the first insulating portion and the third insulating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,021,779

QUICK RESPONSE PARTICLE DAMPER FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS AND PLANAR SURFACES

TopLine Coporation, Irvi...

1. A particle impact damper for use with printed circuit boards, comprising:a housing having one or more separate spherically shaped chambers, each spherically shaped chamber defined by one or more curved surfaces that surround an open cavity of the chamber;
one or more particles, each particle disposed in one of the one or more the spherically shaped chambers, the spherically shaped chamber having a diameter that is at least 7% larger than a diameter of the particle,
wherein the one or more particles are configured to move unconstrained within the one or more spherically shaped chambers to contact the one or more curved surfaces to dampen a vibration force applied to the particle impact damper or a component attached to the particle impact damper.

US Pat. No. 10,021,778

DISPLAY MODULE HAVING DIFFERENT CURVATURE DESIGN

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A display module, comprising:a display panel, comprising:
a substrate having a display area and a strip region beside the display area, wherein the substrate is bent with respect to an axis to form a curved shape, the strip region is located outside a side of the display area parallel to the axis, the maximum value of the curvature of the display area in a direction perpendicular to the axis is a first curvature;
a periphery circuit disposed on the strip region; and
a backlight module disposed on the backside of the display panel, the backlight module including:
a support frame for supporting the substrate on a side opposite to the periphery circuit and maintaining the substrate into the curved shape, the support frame having a display-facing surface with a peripheral edge positioned beyond an outermost edge of the strip region, the display-facing surface having a first region and a depression region, the first region contacting the substrate, the depression region being located between the first region and the peripheral edge, and defining a region of non-contact between the display-facing surface and the substrate;
wherein the strip region in a direction perpendicular to the axis has a second curvature smaller than the first curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,021,777

TEMPERATURE-BASED DATA REFRESHING

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage device comprising:non-volatile media; and
a controller configured to:
write host data associated with a write command to the non-volatile media while a temperature of the at least a portion of the data storage device is at a first level below a predetermined threshold;
store write indication data, the write indication data indicating that the host data was written to the non-volatile media while the temperature of the at least a portion of the data storage device was below the predetermined threshold;
determine that the temperature of the at least a portion of the data storage device has risen to a second level that is above the predetermined threshold; and
based at least in part on the determination that the temperature of the at least a portion of the data storage device has risen to the second level, re-write the previously-written host data in the non-volatile media.

US Pat. No. 10,021,776

COMPONENT CARRIER AND COMPONENT CARRIER ARRANGEMENT

1. A multilayer carrier body comprising:a first three dimensional structure having six side faces;
a second three dimensional structure covering five of the six side faces and leaving one side face exposed; and
a layer structure covering the second three dimensional structure except for the one side face of the first three dimensional structure and a side face of the second three dimensional structure adjacent to the one side face,
wherein the second three dimensional structure comprises stacked films with a metallic material,
wherein the layer structure comprises a first ceramic, and
wherein the first three dimensional structure comprises a material different than the first ceramic and the metallic material.

US Pat. No. 10,021,775

CIRCUIT BOARD AND FAN FRAME CONNECTION STRUCTURE

Asia Vital Components Co....

1. A circuit board and fan frame connection structure comprising:a fan frame including a bottom board, a bearing cup and multiple perforations, the bottom board having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, the bearing cup being disposed at a center of the bottom board, the perforations being formed through the bottom board between the upper and lower surfaces;
a circuit board disposed outside the fan frame, the circuit board having a circuit board main body and multiple electronic components, the circuit board main body facing the lower surface of the bottom board, the electronic components being arranged on the circuit board main body; and
an adhesive member adhered to the lower surface of the bottom board and the circuit board main body and positioned between the bottom board of the fan frame and the circuit board main body, the adhesive member having multiple through holes formed through the adhesive member in alignment with and in communication with the perforations, the electronic components passing through the aligned through holes and perforations.

US Pat. No. 10,021,774

MAGNETIC FIELD COMPENSATION IN A LINEAR ACCELERATOR

ViewRay Technologies, Inc...

1. A system comprising:a linear accelerator having a central axis;
an ion pump including an ion pump magnet having an ion pump magnet position, an ion pump magnet shape, an ion pump magnet orientation, and an ion pump magnet magnetic field profile; and
a compensating magnet having a position, a shape, an orientation, and a magnetic field profile, wherein at least one of the position, shape, orientation, and magnetic field profile reduce at least one component of a magnetic field in the linear accelerator resulting from the ion pump magnet,
wherein an ion pump magnet polarity and a compensating magnet polarity are substantially perpendicular to the central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,021,773

LASER PRODUCED PLASMA LIGHT SOURCE HAVING A TARGET MATERIAL COATED ON A CYLINDRICALLY-SYMMETRIC ELEMENT

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A device comprising:a stator body;
a cylindrically-symmetric element rotatable about an axis and having a surface coated with plasma-forming target material for irradiation by a drive laser to produce plasma in a laser produced plasma (LPP) chamber, the element extending from a first end to a second end;
a gas bearing assembly coupling the first end of the cylindrically-symmetric element to the stator body, the gas bearing assembly establishing a bearing gas flow and having a system reducing leakage of bearing gas into the LPP chamber by introducing a barrier gas into a first space in fluid communication with the bearing gas flow; and
a second bearing assembly coupling the second end of the cylindrically-symmetric element to the stator body, the second bearing having a system reducing leakage of contaminant material from the second bearing into the LPP chamber by introducing a barrier gas into a second space in fluid communication with the second bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,021,772

ELECTRO-STATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electro-static discharge protection structure for an electronic device that comprises a housing, a printed circuit board, and a connector, the electro-static discharge protection structure comprising:a first discharge circuit electrically connected to the housing; and
a discharge device connected to the first discharge circuit and comprising at least one discharge plate that comprises a plurality of charge entry points and a plurality of charge exit points thereon, wherein the connector is disposed between the discharge device and the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,021,771

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CREATING AND OPERATING A FUNCTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTS

JDRF ELECTROMAG ENGINEERI...

1. A control device for associating automation objects in groups comprising:a sensor for detecting current operating data;
a memory for recording the sensor data, comprising current and historical operating data;
a communications signal receiver that receives communications signals from one or more neighbouring control devices comprising current and historical operating data;
a communications signal transmitter that transmits communications signals to the one or more neighbouring control devices comprising current and historical operating data;
a control unit that compares the received one or more operating data with the recorded operating data and for each neighbouring control device determines the similarity of the operating data;
an automation object output based on the current operating data and the control unit;
wherein the control unit determines whether operation of the automation object output is coordinated with the current operating data of the neighbouring one or more control devices for which there is similarity.

US Pat. No. 10,021,770

WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting system, comprising:luminaires, each respective one of the luminaires comprising:
(a) a light source;
(b) a driver circuit coupled to the light source;
(c) a processor coupled to the driver circuit and configured to control light source operation via the driver;
(d) a dual-band wireless radio communication interface system configured for wireless communication:
(i) via a lighting control network, over a first of two different wireless communication bands, of light source control operations over the first wireless communication band; and
(ii) via a commissioning network with a mobile commissioning device, over a second of the two different wireless communication bands, of commissioning, configuration, or maintenance operations for the respective luminaire;
(e) a memory accessible to the processor; and
(f) programming in the memory which configures the processor to control operations of the respective luminaire, including the communications over the two different wireless communication bands via the dual-band wireless radio communication interface system;
a control node, comprising:
(a) a switch or a detector;
(b) a sense circuit responsive to the switch or the detector to generate a sensing signal;
(c) a processor coupled to the sense circuit and configured to receive and respond to the sensing signal;
(d) a dual-band wireless radio communication interface system configured for wireless communication:
(i) via the control network, over the first of two different wireless communication bands, of light source control operations over the first wireless communication band; and
(ii) via the commissioning network with the mobile commissioning device, over the second of two different wireless communication bands, of commissioning, configuration, or maintenance operations for the control node;
(e) a memory accessible to the processor of the control node; and
(f) programming in the memory which configures the processor of the control node to transmit information based on the sensing signal for the light source control operations over the first of the two different wireless communication bands via the dual-band wireless radio communication interface system;
wherein each dual-band wireless radio communication interface system comprises:
a sub-gigahertz band radio transceiver for the wireless communications over the first band; and
a two gigahertz or higher band radio transceiver for the wireless communications over the second band.

US Pat. No. 10,021,769

LIGHT DRIVING APPARATUS AND LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light driving apparatus that supplies power to a light source in accordance with an indication from a control apparatus, the light driving apparatus comprising:a housing, which is box-shaped;
a wireless communication module, which is housed in the housing, and includes an antenna for wireless communication with the control apparatus; and
a light driver, which is housed in the housing, and supplies power to the light source in accordance with the indication received from the control apparatus via the wireless communication module,
wherein the housing includes two opposite faces having slits through which an electromagnetic wave that the antenna emits when excited by the wireless communication module passes, the slits extending in a direction three-dimensionally crossing an excitation direction in which the wireless communication module excites the antenna,
the slits are extending lengthwise of the two opposite faces,
the two opposite faces are a top face and a bottom face of the housing,
the wireless communication module and the light driver are disposed widthwise, side by side on the bottom face inside the housing, and
when viewed perpendicularly to the top face and the bottom face, the slits are extending in the top face and the bottom face, on a side where the wireless communication module is disposed relative to a center line that halves a width of the top face and a width of the bottom face.

US Pat. No. 10,021,768

LIGHTING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a light source housing including a light emitter and a first casing in which the light emitter is housed;
a communication housing including a radio receiver which receives a wireless signal for controlling a light emitting state of the light emitter, and a second casing in which the radio receiver is housed;
a first power line including a plug and being connected to the communication housing; and
a power source which generates power for causing the light emitter to emit light, using power received by the plug,
wherein the light source housing and the communication housing are separate from each other and are separately movable with respect to each other so that mounting positions of the light source housing and the communication housing at an installation location at which the lighting apparatus is installed are separately changeable.

US Pat. No. 10,021,767

ZONE BASED LIGHTING ACCESS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system, comprising:an input configured to receive measurements for localizing a mobile device, the measurements corresponding to measurements of wireless signals transmitted between the mobile device and a plurality of reference nodes;
a localization database configured to map each of the plurality of reference nodes to one or more of a plurality of zones;
a localization module configured, for each of the plurality of zones in the localization database, to determine a representative value based on a combination of said measurements for the plurality of reference nodes of the respective zone, wherein the localization module is further configured to compare the representative values of the zones with one another to directly determine which one or more of the zones the mobile device belongs to;
a lighting database configured to map between lamps and said plurality of zones, configured to receive an index or indices of each of the one or more determined zones from the localization module, and configured, based on the received index or indices, to directly relate the one or more determined zones to one or more of the lamps by the lighting database, and configured to transmit an index or indices of the directly related one or more lamps to a lighting control; and
a lighting access service module comprising the lighting control and configured to grant the mobile device with access to control of the one or more lamps on condition of being related to the one or more determined zones by the lighting database.

US Pat. No. 10,021,766

CONTROLLER FOR A HORTICULTURAL LIGHTING SYSTEM

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A controller for a horticultural lighting system comprising:a receiver configured to receive a set of lighting parameters; and
one or more output terminals configured to provide lighting control signaling to an LED array,
wherein the lighting control signaling is configured to set one or more operating parameters of the LED array in accordance with the received set of lighting parameters;
wherein the controller is configured to receive or determine a junction temperature representative of a junction temperature of one or more LEDs in the LED array,
wherein the controller is configured to also set one or more operating parameters of the LED array in accordance with the junction temperature; and
wherein the controller is configured to command a driver to drive a forward bias current through an LED in the LED array, the current comprising a measurement current (Ilow) portion comprising a non-zero measurement current;
further comprising,
a sampler configured to sample a forward bias voltage drop (Vf), and determine the forward bias voltage drop (Vf) at the measurement current (Ilow); and
a calculator configured to calculate the junction temperature of the LED from the determined forward bias voltage drop; and
wherein the controller is configured to set the one or more operating parameters of the LED array in accordance with the calculated junction temperature of the LED.

US Pat. No. 10,021,765

INTELLIGENT SWITCH DEVICE AND CENTRAL CONTROL SYSTEM THEREOF

KLEVERNESS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A intelligent switch device for controlling lighting devices within an electrical installation, so as to control the power on, off, and intensity of the illumination, the intelligent switch device comprises:a communication module;
a control module;
at least one line for connecting at least one lighting device;
a user interface; and
a power module;
wherein the communication module enables communication between other intelligent switching devices and a central control system within the electrical installation, wherein the communication module is configured by preset parameters sent by the central control system;
wherein the control module receives commands from the central control system through the communication module and from the user interface to modify the operation of the intelligent switch device;
wherein the control module detects by means of a current sensor whether a lighting device is connected to said at least one line, and detects the power consumed by said at least one line; and
wherein the power module supplies power from at least one power line of the electrical installation permanently to the intelligent switch device.

US Pat. No. 10,021,764

REMOTE AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BETWEEN TWO OR MORE USERS, LAMP WITH LIGHTS WITH LUMINOUS CHARACTERISTICS WHICH CAN VARY ACCORDING TO EXTERNAL INFORMATION SOURCES, SPECIFICALLY OF AUDIO TYPE, AND ASSOCIATED COMMUNICATION METHOD

Patrizio Pisani, Rome (I...

1. A remote audiovisual communication system between two or more users, said system comprising:at least a first lamp and a second lamp with lights with luminous characteristics which can vary according to external information sources, each one comprising:
at least one photoemitter device susceptible of producing a light radiation which can vary in intensity and color temperature,
a data processing unit configured to drive the said at least one photoemitter device,
audio interface means configured to allow an electrical/electronic audio data stream between at least a first user and a second user; and
means of interfacing with external information sources, configured to allow reception and/or transmission of said electrical/electronic audio data from a remote information source;
wherein said data processing unit being configured to cause a variation of said color temperature and/or of said light radiation intensity according to said remotely retrieved electrical/electronic audio data, according to a predetermined color temperature and/or light radiation intensity encoding based on said electrical/electronic audio data, and said audio interface means being further configured to allow the reproduction of said electrical/electronic audio data and/or recording of said electrical/electronic audio data, in simultaneous association with said variation of color temperature and/or of said light radiation intensity; and
a central server connected to and to which said first lamp and/or said second lamp transmits and/or receives said electrical/electronic audio data, wherein said external information source is said central server, and wherein the first lamp and/or second lamp is electronically connected before transmission of said electrical/electronic audio data from the remote information source, and before said first lamp and/or said second lamp transmits and/or receives said electrical/electronic audio data, a unique code of said first lamp and/or second lamp is verified by the central server to confirm eligibility for said connection.

US Pat. No. 10,021,763

BEZEL-FREE DISPLAY DEVICE FORMED BY USING FLEXIBLE WIRES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INS...

1. A bezel-free display device comprising:a flexible substrate comprising an element area including an electronic element and positioned on the upper surface thereof, a terminal area including a terminal electrically connected to the electronic element, and positioned at the rear surface thereof, and a flexible area positioned between the element area and the terminal area and having flexibility;
a flexible wire positioned on the flexible area of the flexible substrate, electrically connecting the element and the terminal, and having flexibility; and
a display member positioned on the element area of the flexible substrate and electrically connected with the electronic element,
wherein the flexible wire comprises:
a two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial layer including 2D nanomaterials; and
a one-dimensional nanomaterial layer positioned to contact the 2D nanomaterial layer, including one-dimensional nanomaterials that form a network by overlapping each other and having a lower sheet resistance than that of the 2D nanomaterial layer, and
wherein the 2D nanomaterial layer is positioned on the flexible area of the flexible substrate, and the one-dimensional nanomaterial layer is positioned on the 2D nanomaterial layer.

US Pat. No. 10,021,762

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a substrate;
a driving circuit disposed on the substrate;
a first conductive layer disposed on the driving circuit;
at least one of light emitting units disposed on the first conductive layer and electrically connected to the driving circuit; and
a second conductive layer disposed on at least one of the light emitting units;
wherein the second conductive layer has a first surface corresponding to at least one of the light emitting units and a second surface corresponding to a region outside of the first conductive layer; and
wherein a roughness of the first surface is greater than a roughness of at least a part of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,021,761

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIGHT IN A LIQUID MEDIA

AhuraTech LLC, Brighton,...

1. A light source, comprising:a support member;
a liquid media supported by the support member;
at least one pair of electrodes disposed on the support member, such that electrodes in the at least one pair of electrodes are arranged coplanar with each other and a surface of each electrode in the pair of electrodes is in direct contact with nanoparticles, where the nanoparticles are comprised of a luminescent material and are in the presence of the liquid media; and
an excitation source electrically coupled to the pair of electrodes and operable to apply an excitation signal between the electrodes in the pair of electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,021,760

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An organic light-emitting display (OLED) device, comprising:an organic light-emitting element between a lower substrate and an upper substrate,
wherein at least a part of a side surface of the upper substrate has a reverse-tapered shape configured to reduce damage to the lower substrate caused by deformation of the upper substrate due to an external impact, and
wherein the upper substrate has an area of a top surface larger than that of a bottom surface of the upper substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,021,759

PIXEL UNIT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel unit driving circuit, including:a light-emitting device, a driving transistor, a first switching transistor, a second switching transistor, a third switching transistor, a fourth switching transistor, a first capacitor, and a second capacitor, wherein,
the driving transistor includes a source, a drain and a gate, all of the first switching transistor, the second switching transistor, the third switching transistor include a gate, a first terminal and a second terminal, and the fourth switching transistor includes a source, a drain and a gate;
the drain of the driving transistor is connected to a power supply;
the gate of the first switching transistor is connected to a control line, the first terminal of the first switching transistor is connected to the power supply, and the second terminal of the first switching transistor is connected to the gate of the driving transistor;
the gate of the second switching transistor is connected to the control line, the first terminal of the second switching transistor is connected to the source of the driving transistor, and the second terminal of the second switching transistor is connected to the gate of the driving transistor via the first capacitor;
the gate of the third switching transistor is connected to the control line, the first terminal of the third switching transistor is connected to one terminal of the light-emitting device, and the second terminal of the third switching transistor is connected to the source of the driving transistor;
the gate of the fourth switching transistor is connected to a scan line, the drain of the fourth switching transistor is connected to a data line, and the source of the fourth switching transistor is directly connected to the second terminal of the second switching transistor;
a first terminal of the first capacitor is connected to the gate of the driving transistor, and a second terminal of the first capacitor is connected to the source of the fourth switching transistor; and
a first terminal of the second capacitor is connected to the source of the fourth switching transistor, and a second terminal of the second capacitor is connected to the other terminal of the light-emitting device and to ground;
wherein, the first switching transistor and the second switching transistor are turned on or turned off together, and a timing sequence of the third switching transistor being turned on or turned off is completely opposite those of the first and second switching transistors, and the light-emitting device starts to emit light when a voltage at the second terminal of the first capacitor is equal to a data voltage applied to the data line.

US Pat. No. 10,021,758

SENSOR BOARD FOR LUMINAIRE/LIGHTING SYSTEM

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A sensor board for use with a luminaire, the sensor board comprising:an environment sensor disposed on a first side of the sensor board to function in a first direction; and
a color sensor disposed on a second side of the sensor board to function in a second direction,
wherein the environment sensor and the color sensor are oriented 180° apart from each other on the sensor board, the first direction is oriented 180° apart from the second direction, and the environment sensor comprises an adjustable lens assembly to set a predefined field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,021,757

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING EMERGENCY LIGHTING FIXTURE LIFE EXPECTANCY

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for predicting emergency lighting fixture life expectancy, comprising:a gateway configured to control illumination of a luminaire including an emergency power source;
a sensor subsystem configured to measure data regarding at least light intensity of the luminaire and transmit the light intensity data to the gateway; and,
a server configured to communicate data with the gateway,
wherein the gateway is further configured to turn off or otherwise disconnect a main power supply to the luminaire and to initiate illumination of the luminaire via the emergency power source and thereby conduct a test to determine whether the emergency power source is capable of powering the luminaire at a requisite light intensity for a requisite duration during an emergency operation,
the sensor subsystem is further configured to, as part of the test, measure either continuously or at certain intervals a measured light intensity of the luminaire during the test and transmit the data regarding the measured light intensity of the luminaire to the gateway,
the gateway is further configured to transmit the data regarding the measured light intensity of the luminaire from the sensor subsystem to the server, and
the server is configured to determine whether the emergency power source is capable of powering the luminaire at the requisite light intensity for the requisite duration during emergency operation, based at least in part on the data regarding the measured light intensity of the luminaire during the test.

US Pat. No. 10,021,756

OVER-TEMPERATURE HANDLING FOR LIGHTING DEVICE

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A lighting device comprising:a first string of LEDs and a first switch coupled in series between a power supply node and ground;
a temperature sensor;
a system controller comprising an input/output port that is initially configured as an input port for receiving communications from an external device, and configured to:
close the first switch during a normal operation mode to deliver a drive current to the first string of LEDs;
detect an over-temperature condition based on information provided by the temperature sensor;
upon detecting the over-temperature condition, open the first switch to stop the drive current from flowing through the first string of LEDs; and
upon detecting the over-temperature condition, reconfigure the input/output port as an output port and set the output port to a logic level indicative of the lighting device having experienced the over-temperature condition.

US Pat. No. 10,021,755

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a rectifier circuit configured to rectify an AC voltage to output a pulsating voltage; and
at least one drive circuit configured to, within a period of the pulsating voltage, switch between a lighting time period and a non-lighting time period in accordance with a voltage value of the pulsating voltage, the lighting time period being for supplying a load current to a corresponding solid-state light source, and the non-lighting time period being for supplying no load current to the corresponding solid-state light source,
each of the at least one drive circuit including:
a control element adjusting the load current to the corresponding solid-state light source;
a first control circuit configured to detect a value of the load current in the lighting time period, and control the control element at a first response speed so as to make the value of the load current agree with a first target value; and
a second control circuit configured to detect the value of the load current in the lighting time period, and control the control element at a second response speed so that the value of the load current does not exceed an upper limit that is larger than the first target value,
the second response speed being higher than the first response speed.

US Pat. No. 10,021,754

TWO-CHANNEL LED DRIVER WITH SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION AND SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION METHOD FOR TWO-CHANNEL LED DRIVER

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A two-channel LED driver, comprising:a power converter, configured to provide a first drive voltage and a second drive voltage, to respectively drive a first channel LED and a second channel LED in response to an input voltage, the power converter including a main power switch, the first channel LED being dimmed by a first dimming switch, the second channel LED being dimmed by a second dimming switch, the first dimming switch and the second dimming switch being both controlled by a second dimming signal, and the second dimming switch being controlled to be turned on and off complementary with the first dimming switch;
a power control circuit, configured to generate a control signal to control the main power switch in response to a first dimming signal and a current sense signal indicative of a current flowing through the main power switch; and
a short process circuit, configured to monitor a short condition of the first channel LED and the second channel LED, wherein if one of the channels is shorted, the short process circuit is configured to control the corresponding dimming switch of the shorted channel LED to be kept ON.

US Pat. No. 10,021,753

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH FRONT END ELECTRIC SHOCK DETECTION

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a housing having two ends;
one or more LED arrays disposed between the two ends of the housing;
two lamp bases respectively connected to the two ends of the housing, each lamp base comprising at least one electrical conductor configured to insert into a respective lamp fixture socket;
a front-end electric shock detection and control module comprising at least one full-wave rectifier, at least one half-wave rectifier, a first set of voltage dividers and regulators, a second set of voltage dividers and regulators, a constant current sink connected to the at least one half-wave rectifier, a signal extraction unit controlled by the second set of voltage dividers and regulators, a switch control unit connected to the signal extraction unit, and at least one switch, wherein the at least one full-wave rectifier and the at least one half-wave rectifier are configured to respectively convert an input alternate current (AC) line voltage to a first direct current (DC) voltage and a second DC voltage, and wherein the first set of voltage dividers and regulators and the second set of voltage dividers and regulators are respectively configured to convert the first DC voltage and the second DC voltage to a third DC voltage and a fourth DC voltage, respectively; and
an LED driving circuit configured to receive the first DC voltage via the at least one switch and to drive and to light up the one or more LED arrays;
wherein:
the switch control unit is capable of independently detecting, based on the third DC voltage and the fourth DC voltage, whether an electric shock occurred at the at least one electrical conductor without receiving any signal from the LED driving circuit;
responsive to a detection of the electric shock by the switch control unit, the at least one switch disables an electric current flow from the LED driving circuit, thereby disconnecting an electric current return from the one or more LED arrays to reach the at least one full-wave rectifier; and
when the at least one electrical conductor in each lamp base is inserted into the respective lamp fixture socket, the front-end electric shock detection and control module enables the LED driving circuit to deliver electrical power to the one or more LED arrays.

US Pat. No. 10,021,752

LIGHTING METHOD AND LIGHTING DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A lighting method, comprising:acquiring environment information about a lighting device, wherein the environment information indicates environment features about the lighting device;
acquiring a target light parameter corresponding to the environment information about the lighting device based on a predetermined correspondence between environment information and light parameters, wherein the target light parameter comprises at least one of light color, color temperature and light-emitting power; and
controlling the lighting device to emit light based on the target light parameter;
wherein the lighting device comprises a light-emitting component and an environment information acquisition component;
wherein the light-emitting component is electrically connected to the environment information acquisition component, the environment information acquisition component is configured to acquire the environment information about the lighting device, wherein the environment information indicates the environment features about the lighting device;
wherein the light-emitting component is configured to emit light corresponding to the target light parameter based on the predetermined correspondence between the environment information and the light parameters, wherein the light parameter comprises at least one of light color, color temperature and light-emitting power;
wherein the lighting device further comprises a support and a base;
wherein the support is arranged on the base;
wherein the light-emitting component and the environment information acquisition component are arranged on the support;
wherein a rotating component is arranged on the support, configured to drive the light-emitting component to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,021,751

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PWM ADJUSTABLE CURRENT CONTROL

Black Tank LLC, Haverhil...

1. A lighting system comprising:a plurality of devices for emitting light in response to receiving electrical current;
a microprocessor programmed to:
receive input indicative of a desired color and a desired intensity,
determine a color ratio between at least two components to collectively provide the desired color, wherein each component corresponds to a different color light,
provide a color control signal based on one component of the color ratio for each device of the plurality of devices, and
provide an intensity control signal-based on the desired intensity for each device of the plurality of devices, wherein the color control signal and the intensity control signal are independently controllable relative to each other; and
a plurality of current sources, each current source adapted to provide electrical current to one of the plurality of devices at an amplitude based on one of the color control signal and the intensity control signal, and at an on-off timing based on the other of the color control signal and intensity control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,021,750

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, BACKLIGHT MODULE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a light source device, comprising: a plurality of light emitting chips and a control unit, wherein, the plurality of light emitting chips include a first light emitting chip for emitting visible light of a first color; the control unit is configured to obtain a first energy ratio of the visible light of the first color in an operating visible light spectrum in a case where the plurality of light emitting chips emit light simultaneously, compare the first energy ratio with a target energy ratio, and adjust the first energy ratio to the target enemy ratio in response to that the first energy ratio is different from the target energy ratio; and
a first lens and a second lens disposed on a light output side of the plurality of light emitting chips, wherein, the first lens is disposed between the second lens and the plurality of light emitting chips, the first lens is configured to converge light rays from the plurality of light emitting chips, and the second lens is configured to change convergent light rays emitted from the first lens into parallel light rays.

US Pat. No. 10,021,749

PHASE CONTROL DIMMER CIRCUIT WITH SHORT-CIRCUIT PROTECTION

Ozuno Holdings Limited, ...

1. A trailing edge phase control dimmer circuit for controlling alternating current (AC) power to a load with short-circuit protection, the circuit including:a switching circuit for controlling delivery of AC power to the load by conducting power to the load in an ON state and not conducting power to the load in an OFF state, wherein the ON state is a conduction period and the OFF state is a non-conduction period;
a switching control circuit for controlling turn-OFF and turn-ON of the switching circuit at each cycle of the AC to control switching of the ON and OFF states of the switching circuit; and
a rectifier for rectifying the AC power in the non-conduction period to generate rectified dimmer voltage to be provided to the dimmer circuit,
wherein the switching control circuit includes a zero-crossing detection circuit configured to detect zero crossings of the AC and to detect crossings of a first threshold value and a second threshold value of the rectified dimmer voltage,
wherein the zero-crossing detection circuit includes comparator functions of determining whether the rectified dimmer voltage crosses below the first threshold value and above the second threshold value,
wherein the zero-crossing detection circuit outputs determinations of the comparator functions to a conduction period timing circuit of the switching control circuit, configured to determine the conduction periods, and wherein the conduction period timing circuit is configured to alter the conduction periods based on the outputs of the zero-crossing detection circuit, and wherein the conduction period timing circuit further includes timer output transistors, which are not in conduction during the conduction periods, to enable a self-biased transistor of the conduction period timing circuit to supply base drive current to a gating transistor of a fast-OFF circuit, and
wherein the zero-crossing detection circuit is further configured to initiate the switching circuit to commence one of the conduction periods when the rectified dimmer voltage crosses below the first threshold value and to initiate the switching circuit to prematurely terminate one of the conduction periods when the rectified dimmer voltage crosses above the second threshold value to provide short-circuit protection for the trailing edge phase control dimmer circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,021,748

NOTIFICATION APPLIANCE

SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG, Zuri...

1. A notification appliance of a fire fighting system, the notification appliance comprising:at least one LED;
a drive circuit electrically coupled to the at least one LED and configured to provide a drive current flowing through the at least one LED; and
a control circuit electrically coupled to the drive circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to generate and send at least one flash control signal to the drive circuit in response to a candela setting, the flash control signal indicating a pulse waveform characteristic including a pulse width and an amplitude of a drive current for the at least one LED;
an energy storage element;
a charging circuit that charges the energy storage element; and
a controlled switch element connected between the charging circuit and the energy storage element, wherein the controlled switch element is switched on in a non-strobe stage of the LED and switched off in a strobe stage of the LED;
wherein the candela setting is selected from a plurality of optional candela settings, and the pulse width and the current amplitude indicated by the flash control signal are selected to provide a substantially minimal electric energy requirement for each light emission of the at least one LED.

US Pat. No. 10,021,747

HIGH POWER, SINUSOIDAL LED DRIVER WITH TEMPERATURE STABILIZATION FEEDBACK AND PHOTOMULTIPLIER SYSTEM

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A system effective for time-resolved, transient recording of fluorescent lifetimes, the system comprising:a. a personal computer (PC) graphical interface (101), operatively coupled to a microcontroller, wherein the PC (101) initiates a series of pulses from the microcontroller (102), the PC (101) and microcontroller (102) collectively referred to as a microcontroller edge trigger;
b. the microcontroller (102);
c. a light emitting diode (LED) pulsing driver circuit (300), operatively connected to an LED (304), triggered by the microcontroller edge trigger, the LED pulsing driver circuit comprising:
i. a signal shaping circuit (302), configured to generate a positive rectangular wave pulse signal upon receiving the microcontroller edge trigger, wherein the timing of a rising edge and a falling edge of the positive rectangular wave pulse signal are controlled by adjustable delay elements;
ii. a buffer circuit (303), operatively connected to the signal shaping circuit (302), wherein the buffer circuit (303) is configured to convert the positive rectangular wave pulse signal of the signal shaping circuit (302) to a differential pulse,
wherein when the microcontroller edge trigger is received, the signal shaping circuit (302) generates a positive rectangular wave pulse signal, wherein the positive rectangular wave pulse signal is sent to the buffer circuit (303), wherein the buffer circuit (303) transforms the positive rectangular wave pulse signal to the differential pulse, wherein the buffer circuit (303) applies the differential pulse signal to the LED (304);
d. the LED (304), wherein the LED (304) is turned on when forward biased and turned off when reverse biased, wherein the LED is disposed such that the differential pulse of the buffer circuit (303) sweeps the LED (304) from a reverse biased voltage to a forward biased voltage resulting in a pulsing LED (304) having a pulse defined by the differential pulse;
e. a sampling chamber (104), in which a sample of a fluorescent material is disposed, wherein the LED (304) is disposed such that the light from the LED (304) illuminates the sample of fluorescent material;
f. a synchronization circuit (103) operatively connected to the signal shaping circuit (302) and the microcontroller edge trigger, such that the synchronization circuit (103) generates a second series of pulses, wherein the timing of the second series of pulses is controlled by adjustable delay elements, wherein the adjustable delay elements are configured such that the second series of pulses is synchronized to the pulse of the LED (304);
g. a photomultiplier tube gating and bias circuit (“PMT”) (105) operatively connected to the synchronization circuit (103), wherein the second series of pulses gates the PMT (105) on, wherein a default state of the PMT (105) is off;
h. a transimpedance and voltage amplifier unit (106) operatively coupled to an anode of the PMT (105); and
i. an analog to digital converter (ADC) (107) having a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) coupled to an output of the transimpedance and voltage amplifier unit (106);
wherein when the microcontroller edge trigger generates a pulse, the LED driver (300) converts the pulse to a differential pulse whereupon the pulse causes the LED (304) to emit light, whereupon the fluorescent material is excited and fluoresces, wherein the synchronization circuit (103) generates delayed signals which activate the PMT while the material is fluorescing, wherein the PMT (105) detects the fluorescence and sends the fluorescence as a data signal to the transimpedance and voltage amplifier unit (106), wherein amplification and filtering of the data signal is performed, wherein the data signal is sampled by the ADC (107).

US Pat. No. 10,021,746

LED LIGHTING CIRCUIT WITH CONTROLLABLE LED MATRIX

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Circuit for operating LED lighting devices, comprising:a lighting circuit comprising at least a first lighting circuit terminal and a second lighting circuit terminal, and a first and a second LED lighting device electrically connected in series between said first and second lighting circuit terminals;
a third lighting circuit terminal connected between said first and second LED lighting devices;
a power supply with a first and second power supply terminal for delivering electrical power to said LED lighting devices;
a switching circuit comprising at least a first and second switching element,
wherein said first switching element is connected between said first power supply terminal and said first lighting circuit terminal, and wherein said second switching element is connected between said first power supply terminal and said third lighting circuit terminal; and
a control circuit controlling the switching circuit, the control circuit being configured to individually activate at least one of the first and second LED lighting devices independent from the activation of the other one of the first and second LED lighting devices, said control circuit comprising a logic circuit configured to receive at least a first input signal and a second input signal for controlling said first LED lighting device and said second LED lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,021,745

LED DIMMING WITH SLOW DATA CHANNEL TRANSMISSION

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A data transmission method for an isolating device, comprising;adjusting one of a pulse period, a pulse width, and an off time for a data input pulse responsive to a desired analog value;
driving the data input pulse and a calibration input pulse through the isolating device to produce an output signal;
comparing the output signal to a threshold to generate a received calibration pulse resulting from the transmission of the calibration input pulse through the isolating device and to generate a received data pulse resulting from the transmission of the data input pulse through the isolating device, wherein a pulse width for the received data pulse equals the pulse width for the data input pulse minus a time difference resulting from a rising edge delay and a falling edge delay for the isolating device;
recovering the desired analog value without any distortion resulting from a rising edge delay and a falling edge delay for the isolating device by comparing the received data pulse to the received calibration pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,021,744

DUAL OUTPUT POWER CONVERTER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DUAL OUTPUT POWER CONVERTER

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A power converter comprising:a dual output resonant converter including a first output, a second output, a common mode control input, and a differential mode control input,
wherein a voltage/current at the first output and a voltage/current at the second output are controlled in response to a common mode control signal received at the common mode control input and a differential mode control signal received at the differential mode control input; and
a dual output controller including a first error signal input, a second error signal input, a common mode control output, and a differential mode control output,
wherein the dual output controller is configured to generate the common mode control signal and the differential mode control signal in response to a first error signal received at the first error signal input and a second error signal received at the second error signal input,
wherein the first error signal is a function of the voltage/current at the first output and the second error signal is a function of the voltage/current at the second output, and
wherein the common mode control signal is output from the common mode control output and the differential mode control signal is output from the differential mode control output;
wherein (VcapH+VcapL)/2 of the dual output resonant converter is a function of the common mode control signal and Vbus/2?(VcapH?VcapL)/2 of the dual output resonant converter is a function of the differential mode control signal; and
wherein VcapH is a voltage at a specific node in a resonant tank of the dual output resonant converter when a high side switch of the dual output resonant converter is on and VcapL is a voltage at a specific node in the resonant tank of the dual output resonant converter when a low side switch of the dual output resonant converter is on.

US Pat. No. 10,021,743

LIGHT DEVICES HAVING CONTROLLABLE LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENTS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

19. A lighting system comprising:an external intensity control circuitry to provide at least one external intensity control signal, the external intensity control circuitry including a wireless transmitter to transmit the at least one external intensity control signal; and
a light device for generating light, the light device including:
light emitting diodes (LEDs);
a wireless receiver to receive the at least one external intensity control signal; and
a power supply circuitry coupled to the LEDs and the wireless receiver, the power supply circuitry including: input conductors to receive input power; and
a switching regulator coupled to the input conductors, the switching regulator including switching elements to provide power to the LEDs, wherein the switching regulators are to control switching of the switching elements, responsive to the at least one external intensity control signal, to control a brightness of at least some of the LEDs;
wherein the switching regulator includes an inductor coupled to the switching elements;
wherein the switching regulator further includes a switching control circuitry that includes:
a voltage reference circuit to generate a reference voltage based on the external intensity control signal;
a first comparator to compare the reference voltage to a sensed voltage that corresponds to a current through the LEDs; and
a second comparator to control at least one of a pulse width or frequency of a drive signal based on an output signal of the first comparator and an oscillation voltage signal received from an oscillator, wherein the drive signal is provided to the switching elements to control the switching elements and thereby control the brightness of the at least some of the LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,021,742

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube;
a heat shrink sleeve covering on an outer surface of the lamp tube;
an LED light strip in the lamp tube;
a plurality of LED light sources on the LED light strip;
two end caps respectively coupled to two opposite ends of the lamp tube, each of the end caps having two pins for receiving an external driving signal; and
a power supply circuit comprising a plurality of electronic components, all of the electronic components of the power supply circuit being on the light strip, the plurality of the electronic components of the power supply circuit comprising:
four filtering units, two of the four filtering units being connected in series between the two pins of one of the two end caps, and the other two of the four filtering units being connected in series between the two pins of the other of the two end caps;
a first current-limiting capacitor and a second current-limiting capacitor, one end of the first current-limiting capacitor connected to a connection node between the two filtering units connected in series, and one end of the second current-limiting capacitor connected to a connection node between the other two filtering units connected in series;
two rectifying circuits coupled to the LED light sources, one of the rectifying circuits connected to another end of the first current-limiting capacitor and the other rectifying circuit connected to another end of the second current-limiting capacitor; and
a capacitor connected in parallel with the LED light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,021,741

FLEXIBLE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A self-emission type of display device comprising:a light emitting element including an anode and a cathode facing each other, and a light emission layer interposed between the anode and the cathode;
a first inorganic layer on the light emitting element, configured to protect the light emitting element from at least one of oxygen and moisture;
an organic structure on the first inorganic layer, included a first organic layer and a second organic layer on the first organic layer; and
a second inorganic layer on the second organic layer, configured to encapsulate the organic structure by covering upper and side surface of the organic structure,
wherein an end of the first inorganic layer and an end of the second inorganic layer is disposed more outside than an end of the first organic layer and an end of the second organic layer,
wherein a carbon content of the first organic layer is larger than a carbon content of the second organic layer, and
wherein the first organic layer has a first hardness and the second organic layer has a second hardness relatively higher than the first hardness.

US Pat. No. 10,021,740

MICROWAVE COOKING OVEN WITH AN ADJUSTING DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING A MICROWAVE SHIELD

1. A microwave oven, comprising:a housing, which surrounds an oven space and has a flange configured to delimit a loading opening for the oven space,
a door configured to close off the oven space, said door being disposed movably on the housing and having a carrier part,
a microwave shield, which is disposed on the carrier part and disposed at a distance in front of the flange, when the door is closed, and
an adjustment facility configured to adjust the microwave shield such that a position of the microwave shield is able to be set in three spatial directions relative to the flange, wherein a depth direction of the microwave oven between the microwave shield and the flange defines a third one of the three spatial directions, said adjustment facility having both a distance setting device configured to set a relative position in the third spatial direction and at least one distance element sized to extend in a free space between the microwave shield and the carrier part of the door.

US Pat. No. 10,021,739

TRIMMABLE HEATER

MKS Instruments, Inc., A...

1. Trimmable heater apparatus, comprising:a heater mat which extends along a longitudinal length and comprises a plurality of heater mat segments, wherein each of the heater mat segments extends along a respective portion of the longitudinal length of the heater mat, and wherein each of the heater mat segments comprises a segment heater element, and wherein the respective segment heater elements are separated longitudinally from each other by respective trimmable distances;
a power bus comprising a first power conductor and a second power conductor which span all of the trimmable distances between the segment heater elements to extend in juxtaposed relation with at least a portion of each of the heater mat segments, wherein each of the respective segment heater elements is connected electrically to the first and second power conductors at respective segment connection locations in the power bus that are in juxtaposed relation with the respective heater mat segments which comprise the respective segment heater elements such that any two of the plurality of heater mat segments are severable from each other in the trimmable distance between the segment heater elements of said two heater mat segments in a manner that does not affect the electrical connections of the segment heater element in at least one of the two heater mat segments to the first and second power conductors in the power bus;
a displaceable cover sheet overlaying the heater mat and overlaying the power bus, said cover sheet being displaceable in a manner that uncovers the power bus in the trimmable distance in which one of the heater mat segments is severed from another of the heater mat segments to accommodate trimming of exposed ends of the power bus and said cover sheet being replaceable over the power bus to cover and electrically isolate the trimmed ends of the power bus.

US Pat. No. 10,021,738

METHOD OF PROVIDING DATA, VOICE, AND SMS SERVICES TO LTE SUBSCRIBERS ROAMING IN 2G/3G VISITED NETWORKS

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of providing voice call, short message service (SMS), and data roaming services to a user equipment (UE) subscribed to a Greenfield LTE home public mobile network (HPMN) without circuit switch fallback capabilities and roaming in a 2G/3G visited public mobile network (VPMN), the method comprising:providing an Interworking Function (IWF) in communication with both the HPMN and the VPMN, the IWF having a Proxy Call Session Control Function (P-CSCF), a Home Location Register (HLR), and Short Message Service Center (SMSC) components;
receiving a request from the UE to access voice call, SMS, or data roaming services in the VPMN, wherein the VPMN is a 2G/3G mobile network;
authenticating the UE in the VPMN, wherein the IWF converts between a Mobile Application Part (MAP) protocol of the VPMN and a Diameter protocol of the HPMN during the authentication step;
receiving, at the IWF, a MAP Location Update (LU) Message from the VPMN;
converting the MAP LU Message into a Diameter S6d interface Update Location Request (ULR) Message;
sending the ULR Message to a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) of the HPMN, wherein the HSS returns a S6d Profile for the UE, the S6d profile being a Packet Switched (PS) Profile;
sending to the VPMN a pre-defined Circuit Switch (CS) Profile instead of the PS Profile returned by the HSS;
responsive to the VPMN accepting the CS Profile, the IWF establishing a CS Registration with the VPMN;
initiating a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Registration in the HPMN; and
responsive to receiving a SIP Response from the HPMN, the IWF establishing the SIP Registration with the HPMN;
wherein the steps establishing both the CS Registration with the VPMN and the SIP Registration with the HPMN enable provision of the voice call, SMS, and data roaming services to the UE subscribed to the HPMN while the UE is roaming in the VPMN, wherein HPMN is the Greenfield LTE mobile network without circuit switch fallback capabilities and the VPMN is a 2G/3G mobile network.

US Pat. No. 10,021,737

TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF GROUPS OF WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for providing assistance data corresponding to a first plurality of access points (APs), comprising:receiving information corresponding to a first plurality of access points, the information comprising a plurality of characteristics about each AP of the first plurality of APs;
determining at least one characteristic common to each of the APs of the first plurality of APs based on the plurality of characteristics;
generating, by a device, first group data based on the determined at least one common characteristic of the APs of the first plurality of APs, the first group data comprising the determined at least one common characteristic of the APs of the first plurality of APs, wherein the first group data comprises information corresponding to a common location area for the first plurality of APs or a version, or both, and wherein the first group data further comprises one or more common properties of APs comprising an identification of at least one of an AP manufacturer, an AP model, a chip manufacturer, a chip model and a signaling type;
generating a first group identifier (“ID”) for the first group data;
storing AP-specific information for a first AP of the plurality of APs, the AP-specific information comprising a characteristic of the first AP and the first group ID;
receiving, by the device, a request for location assistance data from a mobile device, the request comprising information corresponding to the first AP;
in response to the request for location assistance data from the mobile device:
providing, by the device, the first group data and the first group ID to the mobile device; and
providing, by the device, the AP-specific information for the first AP to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,021,736

SKIP RX DURING SBS TRANSMISSION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications, the method being implemented by a wireless device and comprising:receiving from a first device communicating with the wireless device a first data signal via a first transceiver chain of the wireless device during a single-band simultaneous mode;
initiating a transmission of a second data signal to a second device via a second transceiver chain of the wireless device while concurrently receiving from the first device the first data signal via the first transceiver chain, wherein each of the first transceiver chain and the second transceiver chain is able to transmit and receive;
detecting initiating the transmission of the second data signal to the second device via the second transceiver chain; and
suspending updates to one or more tracking loops of the first transceiver chain in response to detecting initiating the transmission of the second data signal to the second device via the second transceiver chain, wherein the one or more tracking loops are to recover data from the received first data signal.

US Pat. No. 10,021,735

VIRAL MOLECULAR NETWORK ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

1. A wireless communication device for a national and international mobile wireless network system, wherein the communication device creates a high speed, high capacity dedicated molecular network with at least one other communication device, the device comprising:a synchronous cell framing switch for encapsulating a customer information stream received by the communication device into at least one fixed cell frame consisting of 67 bytes;
an atto-second multiplexer for processing the at least one fixed cell frame; and
a data bus for delivering the at least one fixed cell frame to at least one orbital time slot, the orbital time slot transmitting the at least one fixed cell frame to various networks at up to terabits per second speed;
wherein the wireless communication device operates in a frequency band in the order of 200 to 3,300 gigahertz.

US Pat. No. 10,021,734

COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION PROCESSING METHOD, ENB, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A cooperative communication processing method, wherein the method comprises:acquiring a handover request message sent by a source base station, wherein the handover request message comprises a first bearer context between the source base station and a first communication device that needs to perform a communication handover, and the first communication device is a supporting device or a benefited device;
allocating a second bearer context to the first communication device according to the first bearer context between the source base station and the first communication device in the handover request message; and
sending a handover acknowledge message to the source base station, wherein the handover acknowledge message comprises the second bearer context allocated to the first communication device, so that a connection configuration message sent by the source base station to the first communication device carries the second bearer context allocated to the first communication device, and the first communication device initiates a random access procedure according to the second bearer context allocated to the first communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,021,733

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND AN EXTERNAL INSTRUMENT

Pacesetter, Inc., Sylmar...

1. A system comprising:an implantable medical device (IMD) having a sensing circuit to collect sensed data, a radio frequency (RF) circuit and a memory configured to store an advertising schedule based on a wireless protocol, the stored advertising schedule having an advertisement interval having a length longer than a defined advertisement interval of the wireless protocol, and
an external instrument having one or more processors electrically coupled to an RF circuit and a memory, wherein the IMD is configured to transmit the advertising schedule to the external instrument during a first communication session with the external instrument, wherein the RF circuit of the IMD is further configured to periodically transmit an advertisement notice along a dedicated advertisement channel based on the advertising schedule and wherein the advertising schedule includes an advertisement delay defining a length of time a first advertisement notice is transmitted relative to a termination of the first communication session.

US Pat. No. 10,021,732

NETWORK ACCESS METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A network access method, comprising:establishing, by a wide area network terminal, a Bluetooth connection to a Bluetooth terminal;
receiving, by using the Bluetooth connection, a network access request of an application sent by the Bluetooth terminal, wherein the application is installed on the Bluetooth terminal and the wide area network terminal; and
when the Bluetooth terminal is an authorized device, forwarding the network access request to a wide area network.

US Pat. No. 10,021,731

HOME INTERIOR MONITORING SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A home interior monitoring system comprising:a master device that can wirelessly communicate with at least one electric device installed in an interior of a home and is not connected to the Internet; and
a mobile phone terminal that can wirelessly communicate directly with the master device,
wherein the mobile phone terminal, when launching an application, sets, to OFF, a connection invalidity flag that invalidates wireless connection to an access point that is not connected to the Internet, and
the master device outputs an electromagnetic wave for wireless connection with the mobile phone terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,021,730

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY OVER LOCAL WIRELESS NETWORK

Adtran, Inc., Huntsville...

1. A system for broadband communication over a local wireless communication channel, comprising:a local area network (LAN) router configured to wirelessly access a wireless LAN, the LAN router including controller logic configured to periodically send a discovery message; and
a wireless broadband access device having wireless access to a wireless broadband communication network, the wireless broadband access device located to optimize a connection to the wireless broadband communication network, the discovery message advertising for the wireless broadband access device, and the wireless broadband access device configured to respond to the discovery message with an acknowledgement message to the LAN router acknowledging the presence of the wireless broadband access device to the controller logic of the LAN router, the wireless broadband access device configured to, based on receipt of the acknowledgement message by the LAN router, wirelessly access the wireless LAN and establish a bi-directional wireless communication channel between the wireless broadband communication network and the LAN router using the LAN.

US Pat. No. 10,021,729

UNINTERRUPTED TRANSMISSION OF INTERNET PROTOCOL TRANSMISSIONS DURING ENDPOINT CHANGES

VoIP-Pal.com, Inc., Bell...

1. A method of facilitating an uninterrupted internet protocol (IP) communication session involving internet protocol transmissions between a first entity and a second entity, during endpoint changes, the method comprising:maintaining records, each record associating communication session information, first entity information and second entity information for a respective IP communication session conducted through a media relay, wherein:
the communication session information includes first and second relay port identifiers identifying a first relay port and a second relay port respectively of the media relay through which IP transmissions of the IP communication session are relayed;
the first entity information includes a first entity IP address identifier and a first entity port identifier to which IP transmissions received at the second relay port are transmitted from the media relay, and a first entity session identifier, and
the second entity information includes a second entity IP address identifier and a second entity port identifier to which IP transmissions received at the first relay port are transmitted from the media relay, and a second entity session identifier; and
when an IP transmission is received at the first relay port or the second relay port:
locating one of the records having the first relay port identifier or the second relay port identifier matching a destination port identifier in the IP transmission; and
when the one record is located and when the destination port identifier matches the first relay port identifier of the one record:
setting a source IP address identifier and a source port identifier from the IP transmission as the first entity IP address identifier and first entity port identifier respectively of the one record when:
 the first entity IP address identifier and first entity port identifier do not match the source IP address identifier and the source port identifier respectively; and
 a received IP session identifier in the IP transmission matches the first entity session identifier; and
when the one record is located and when the destination port identifier matches the second relay port identifier of the one record:
setting the source IP address identifier and the source port identifier from the IP transmission as the second entity IP address identifier and second entity port identifier respectively of the one of the records when:
 the second entity IP address identifier and second entity port identifier do not match the source IP address identifier and the source port identifier respectively; and
 the received IP session identifier in the IP transmission matches the second entity session identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,021,728

MOBILE TERMINATED CALL IMPROVEMENTS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A serving gateway (SGW), comprising:a receiver;
a transmitter; and
a processing unit, comprising a processor, coupled to the receiver and the transmitter, wherein
the processing unit is configured such that, after the SGW receives from a Packet Data Network (PDN) gateway node (PGW) a control plane signal that includes a user entity (UE) identifier, the processing unit determines whether the control plane signal includes a mobility management node (MMN) identifier for identifying an MMN, and
the processing unit is further configured such that (i) in the case that the processing unit determines that the control plane signal does not include a MMN identifier, the processing unit causes the SGW to forward the control plane signal to a plurality of mobile management nodes, and (ii) in the case that the processing unit determines that the control plane signal includes a MMN identifier, the processing unit causes the SGW to forward the control plane signal to the identified MMN.

US Pat. No. 10,021,727

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) DATA TRANSFER

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A computing device comprising:a near field communication (NFC) component;
a NFC tag including connection data; and
a controller to:
place the computing device in a first operating mode when the NFC tag is connected to the NFC component,
place the computing device in a second operating mode when the NFC tag is not connected to the NFC component, the second operating mode corresponding to an active state of the computing device, and
enable a wireless connection between the computing device and a host device when the computing device is in the second operating mode.

US Pat. No. 10,021,726

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING PROXIMITY COMMUNICATION SERVICE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for implementing a proximity communication service, comprising steps of:receiving a request for the proximity communication service from a User Equipment (UE);
in accordance with the request for the proximity communication service from the UE, determining a proximity communication service identifier obtained when the UE subscribes for the proximity communication service; and
in accordance with the proximity communication service identifier of the UE, implementing the proximity communication service,
wherein the step of receiving the request for the proximity communication service from the UE comprises receiving, by a proximity communication service server, the request for the proximity communication service from the UE, or receiving, by the proximity communication service server, the request for the proximity communication service forwarded by an MME after it receives the request for the proximity communication service from the UE, and
the step of, in accordance with the proximity communication service identifier of the UE, implementing the proximity communication service comprises: implementing, by the proximity communication service server, the proximity communication service of the UE in accordance with the proximity communication service identifier of the UE,
wherein the step of receiving, by the proximity communication service server, the request for the proximity communication service from the UE comprises receiving, by the proximity communication service server, a user search request from the UE, the proximity communication service identifier of the UE, a proximity communication service identifier of a target UE and an application identifier for triggering the search being carried in the search request, and
the step of implementing, by the proximity communication service server, the proximity communication service of the UE in accordance with the proximity communication service identifier of the UE comprises: after the proximity communication service server determines that the application is allowed to use the proximity communication service in accordance with the application identifier, sending, by the proximity communication service server, the user search request to a proximity communication service server of the target UE, and receiving, by the proximity communication service server of the UE, a current position of the target UE returned by the proximity communication service server of the target UE after it determines that the target UE is allowed to be discovered in accordance with the proximity communication service identifier of the target UE; and returning, by the proximity communication service server, a discovery result to the UE after determining whether or not the target UE can be discovered in accordance with positions of the two UEs, or,
the step of receiving, by the proximity communication service server, the request for the proximity communication service from the UE comprises receiving, by the proximity communication service server, a user search request from the UE, the proximity communication service identifier of the UE, an application layer user identifier of a target UE and an application identifier for triggering the search being carried in the search request, and
the step of implementing, by the proximity communication service server, the proximity communication service of the UE in accordance with the proximity communication service identifier of the UE comprises: inquiring, by the proximity communication service server, a Domain Name Service (DNS) Server in accordance with the application layer user identifier of the target UE, or acquiring the proximity communication service identifier of the target UE in accordance with an application server identified with the application identifier; sending the search request to a proximity communication service server of the target UE, by the proximity communication service server after it determines that the application is allowed to use the proximity communication service in accordance with the application identifier, and receiving, by the proximity communication service server of the UE, a current position of the target UE returned by the proximity communication service server of the target UE after it determines that the target UE is allowed to be discovered in accordance with the proximity communication service identifier of the target UE; and returning, by the proximity communication service server, a discovery result to the UE after determining whether or not the target UE can be discovered in accordance with positions of the two UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,021,725

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING INTERWORKING GATEWAY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:establishing, by a femto cell, a secure tunnel with a first gateway that implements a femto gateway discovery service;
establishing, by the femto cell, a reliable transport session to a port on the first gateway;
querying, by the femto cell, the first gateway for an address of a femto gateway, the query including location information associated with the femto cell; and
receiving, by the femto cell, the address of the femto gateway selected by the first gateway using the femto gateway discovery service and the location information associated with the femto cell.

US Pat. No. 10,021,724

METHOD OF WIRELESSLY CONNECTING AT LEAST TWO DEVICES AND WIRELESSLY CONNECTABLE DEVICE USING THE METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a wireless communication device;
a display; and
a processor configured to:
generate and transmit first connection information to an electronic device external to the apparatus, the first connection information including first channel information and first service set identifier (SSID) information,
receive second connection information from the electronic device, the second connection information including second channel information and second service set identifier (SSID) information generated by the electronic device,
receive, via the display, a user input to wirelessly connect with the electronic device,
set a first one of the apparatus and the electronic device as a server, and a second one of the apparatus and the electronic device as a client based at least in part on the first SSID information included in the first connection information and the second SSID information included in the second connection information, in response to the user input,
establish, via the wireless communication device, a communicative connection between the apparatus and the electronic device using the first channel information based at least in part on the apparatus being set as the server, and
display a graphical object corresponding to the electronic device via the display after the communicative connection is established.

US Pat. No. 10,021,723

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND SYSTEM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A random access method, comprising:a second node sending a random access signaling to a first node; and
the first node replying a random access response message to the second node, wherein random access response information of the second node is carried in the random access response message,
wherein:
the random access signaling is generated by the second node in accordance with a preset rule according to selected random access information;
wherein, the random access information comprises at least one of the following:
a type of a random access sequence selected by the second node;
index information of a random access sequence selected by the second node; and
information of number of times of needing to repeatedly send the random access sequence,
wherein:
the second node determines the number of times of needing to repeatedly send the random access sequence, which comprises:
the second node measuring a signal quality of a downlink reference signal sent by the first node, and comparing the signal quality of the downlink reference signal with a preset threshold value, and determining the number of times of needing to repeatedly send the random access sequence,
or,
the second node determines the number of times of needing to repeatedly send the random access sequence, which comprises:
the second node measuring a signal quality of a downlink reference signal sent by the first node, and comparing the signal quality of the downlink reference signal with a preset threshold value, and determining whether the random access sequence is required to be repeatedly sent.

US Pat. No. 10,021,722

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING FRAME IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a frame in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:transmitting, by an access point (AP) to a plurality of stations (STAs), a multi-user request to send (MU RTS),
wherein the MU RTS frame includes identification information including a first identifier indicating a first STA and a second identifier indicating a second STA, and
wherein the MU RTS frame further includes allocation information indicating a first frequency resource allocated to the first STA and a second frequency resource allocated to the second STA;
receiving, by the AP from the first STA according to the first frequency resource on a first time resource as a response to the MU RTS frame, a first legacy clear to send (CTS) physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) and a first addition CTS PPDU that is appended to the first legacy CTS PPDU,
wherein the first addition CTS PPDU includes a first control field including the first identifier and a first high efficiency-long training field (HE-LTF) that is used to decode the first control field;
receiving, by the AP from the second STA according to the second frequency resource on a second time resource that overlaps the first time resource as a response to the MU RTS frame, a second legacy CTS PPDU and a second addition CTS PPDU that is appended to the second legacy CTS PPDU,
wherein the second addition CTS PPDU includes a second control field including the second identifier and a second HE-LTF that is used to decode the second control field;
transmitting, by the AP, an uplink (UL) transmission indication frame triggering a plurality of UL frames from the plurality of STAs,
wherein the plurality of STAs correspond to the first STA and the second STA;
receiving, by the AP from the first STA according to the first frequency resource as a response to the UL transmission indication frame, a first UL frame on a third time resource; and
receiving, by the AP from the second STA according to the second frequency resource as a response to the UL transmission indication frame, a second UL frame on a fourth time resource that overlaps the third time resource.

US Pat. No. 10,021,721

TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A transmission control method by a device belonging to a basic service set (BSS) in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving a frame, the frame including a field indicating a BSS color of the frame;
determining the BSS color of the frame by decoding the field; and
in response to a transmission condition being satisfied, the transmission condition including a first condition that the BSS color of the frame indicates a neighbor BSS of the BSS, attempting a transmission at a time between a time of decoding the field and an end time of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,021,720

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING MILLIMETRIC WAVE RADIO COMMUNICATION LINK AND TERMINAL DEVICE

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for establishing a millimeter wave wireless communication link, wherein, a terminal source, a mediation device and a terminal sink comprise a low frequency band communication module and a millimeter wave communication module; the method comprising:the terminal source sending an omnibearing request to send to the terminal sink through the low frequency band communication module, carrying location information of the terminal source relative to the mediation device obtained by the terminal source performing signaling interaction with the mediation device in the omnibearing request to send;
after sending the omnibearing request to send, if a directional clear to send sent by the terminal sink according to the location information is received through the millimeter wave communication module, the terminal source determining a direction of the terminal sink according to an angle of arrival of the directional clear to send, establishing a line of sight link with the terminal sink through the millimeter wave communication module; if an omnibearing clear to send sent by the terminal sink is only received through the low frequency band communication module, the terminal source establishing a relay link with the terminal sink through the millimeter wave communication module using the mediation device as a relay node; wherein the low frequency band communication module is used for communication on a lower-frequency band than a millimeter wave frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,021,719

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method at a communications device of a first type that is operable on both a licensed carrier and an unlicensed carrier, the method comprising:performing channel sensing on the unlicensed carrier, at different sensing slots within a time duration, for respective links directed to at least two communications devices of a second type that are operable on both the licensed carrier and the unlicensed carrier; and
scheduling transmission on a channel that is determined to be available based on corresponding channel sensing;
wherein the time duration is specified as a portion of a subframe in a frame structure used on the licensed carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,021,718

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SENDING OR ACQUIRING GRANT SIGNALING

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for sending a grant signalling, comprising:configuring one Multi-Physical Downlink Control Channel (M-PDCCH); and
sending a grant signalling to N pieces of User Equipment (UE) through the M-PDCCH;
wherein configuring one M-PDCCH comprises: sequencing the common information field and the UE-specific information field according to a predefined arrangement order of the common information field and the UE-specific information field in the control information format of the M-PDCCH;
wherein the sent grant signalling comprises: a shared grant signalling; wherein the method further comprises: sending a common grant signalling to the N pieces of UE, sending a UE-specific grant signalling to each of one or more pieces of UE in the N pieces of UE, or sending a common grant signalling to the N pieces of UE and sending a UE-specific grant signalling to each of one or more pieces of UE in the N pieces of UE; wherein one or more of the shared grant signalling, the UE-specific grant signalling and the common grant signalling are sent to the N pieces of UE; wherein sending the shared grant signalling comprises: sending, through the M-PDCCH, the shared grant signalling to the N pieces of UE in a search space shared by the N pieces of UE; sending the common grant signalling comprises: sending the common grant signalling to the N pieces of the UE in a common search space; and sending the UE-specific grant signalling comprises: sending the UE-specific grant signalling in one or more of the common search space, the search space shared by the N pieces of the UE and a UE-specific search space.

US Pat. No. 10,021,717

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING TRANSMISSION OF SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method implemented by a base station in a communications network, the method comprising:broadcasting a cell-specific instruction to a plurality of mobile terminals in a cell served by the base station, the cell-specific instruction indicating that an uplink symbol in each of multiple subsequent subframes has been semi-statically configured for sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission;
determining that a first mobile terminal of the plurality of mobile terminals is to use the uplink symbol in a given one of the multiple subsequent subframes for aperiodic SRS transmission; and
in response to the determining, signaling a terminal-specific instruction to the first mobile terminal, the terminal-specific instruction being distinct from the cell-specific instruction and indicating that the first mobile terminal is to use the uplink symbol in the given subframe for aperiodic SRS transmission and not for data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,021,716

METHOD FOR SOLVING CONFLICTS IN SCHEDULING CELL BROADCAST MESSAGE RECEPTION AND IDLE MODE TASKS OF A MOBILE DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for solving conflicts in scheduling cell broadcast (CB) message reception and idle mode tasks of a mobile device, the method comprising:receiving first information indicating a scheduling of a cell broadcast (CB) message reception during a discontinuous reception (DRX) phase of the mobile device;
receiving second information indicating a scheduling of an idle mode task during the DRX phase;
detecting if a conflict exists in the scheduling of the CB message reception and the scheduling of the idle mode task based on the first and second information; and
if a conflict is detected, providing a CB message reception window for a continuous reception of the CB message to rearrange the scheduling of the idle mode task and the scheduling of the CB message reception to solve the conflict, wherein the CB message reception window has a window size determined based on a duration of the idle mode task and a length of a DRX cycle of the DRX phase.

US Pat. No. 10,021,715

MULTIPLEXING RESOURCE ELEMENT GROUPS FOR CONTROL CHANNEL ELEMENTS OF CONTROL CHANNELS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmitted by a base station, the method comprising:receiving first information indicating one or more subframes in which the UE is configured to monitor a first type physical downlink control channel (PDCCH);
receiving third information indicating a symbol duration for receiving a second type PDCCH in a subframe;
determining a starting symbol for the PDSCH in a first subframe indicated by the first information, based on a second information indicating a start symbol for the first type PDCCH in a subframe, in response to the PDSCH being scheduled by the first type PDCCH in the first subframe and the second information is received;
determining the starting symbol for the PDSCH in the first subframe indicated by the first information, based on the third information, in response to the second information being not received;
determining the starting symbol for the PDSCH in a second subframe, which is not indicated by the first information, based on the third information, in response to the PDSCH being scheduled by the second type PDCCH in the second subframe; and
receiving, from a base station, the PDSCH based on the determined starting symbol,
wherein the first information comprises a bit map comprising a plurality of bits corresponding with a plurality of subframes respectively, and
wherein a bit having a first value in the bit map indicates a subframe in which the UE is configured to monitor a first UE-dedicated search space on the first type PDCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,021,714

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A user terminal, comprising:a controller including a processor;
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor; and
a transmitter, wherein
the controller is configured to control performing Device to Device (D2D) communication, that is direct device-to-device communication, by use of a frame structure defined for uplink communication and downlink communication;
the transmitter is configured to transmit, to a base station, first information indicating whether the user terminal supports simultaneous transmission of the uplink communication and the D2D communication;
the receiver is configured to receive, from the base station, second information indicating radio resources to be used for the user terminal to perform a transmission of the D2D communication; and
the transmitter is further configured to transmit, to the base station, third information indicating that the user terminal supports simultaneous reception of the downlink communication and the D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 10,021,713

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCHEDULING WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS BASED ON SERVICE PROVIDER

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for scheduling wireless transmissions from an access node based on service provider, the method comprising:communicating data between an access node and a plurality of wireless devices, wherein each of the plurality of wireless devices uses one of a first service provider and a second service provider to communicate with the access node;
determining a backhaul congestion for the first service provider based on a congestion for a first set of backhaul communication links used by the first service provider to connect the access node to a first communication network;
determining a backhaul congestion for the second service provider based on a congestion for a second set of backhaul communication links used by the second service provider to connect the access node to a second communication network, wherein the first communication network is different from the second communication network; and
scheduling transmissions to the plurality of wireless devices based on a provider priority for the service providers and a backhaul congestion for each of the service providers.

US Pat. No. 10,021,712

TECHNIQUES FOR CONFIGURING REFERENCE SIGNALS IN LOW LATENTCY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for determining a configuration of reference signal (RS) resources in wireless communications, comprising:receiving, from an access point, a scheduling grant of resources, wherein the scheduling grant indicates one or more parameters related to transmission locations of one or more RSs, wherein the scheduling grant indicates a process number corresponding to channel state information (CSI)-RS transmission;
determining RS resource locations for the one or more RSs based at least in part on the one or more parameters, wherein determining the RS resource locations includes determining at least a transmission time interval (TTI) during which the CSI-RS is transmitted by the access point based at least in part on the process number; and
receiving the one or more RSs over the RS resource locations, wherein receiving the one or more RSs includes receiving, from the access point, the CSI-RS during the TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,021,711

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING RESOURCE CONTENTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining a first level of contention between Radio Frequency (RF) resources to be used by two or more Radio Access Technologies (RATs) supported by the UE based on assigned Discontinuous Reception (DRX) cycles for the RATs, wherein the level of contention is determined over a given period of time for performing at least one type of receive activity by the UE; and
deciding to initiate, by the UE, a shorter DRX cycle for at least one of the RATs to reduce the contention, at least if the determined first level is greater than a given threshold level of the contention over the given period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,021,710

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE RADIO

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A second radio module for supporting coexistence between a first radio module and the second radio module, comprising:a transceiver configured to transmit and receive at least one signal;
a controller configured to:
select a channel allocated to the first radio module for an operation of the second radio module based on a minimum number of first radio devices connected to the first radio module;
control to transmit a request for an allocation of the selected channel to the first radio module;
control to receive a response including the allocation of the selected channel from the first radio module; and
release the allocated channel after completing the operation of the second radio module in the allocated channel,
wherein, in a contention period (CP) of a superframe provided by the first radio module the request includes a first time duration during which the second radio module uses the selected channel, and the response includes a second time duration for allocating the selected channel to the second radio module,
wherein, in a contention free period (CFP) of a superframe provided by the first radio module, the request includes traffic characteristic of a session associated with the second radio module, the controller further configured to control to receive information associated with a transmit opportunity allocated to the second radio module, and the information associated with a transmit opportunity is based on the traffic characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,021,709

METHOD FOR DETERMINING PRIORITIES OF SERVICES AND WIRELESS EQUIPMENT THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A Method for determining priorities of services, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining whether to prioritize a group communication (GC) service over a non-GC service; and
transmitting an uplink message including an indicator to a network, the indicator indicating whether the GC service is determined to be prioritized over the non-GC service,
wherein the GC service is received through either a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) bearer or a unicast bearer,
wherein the non-GC service is received through either the MBMS bearer or the unicast bearer, and
wherein the GC service is determined to be prioritized over the non-GC service even if the GC service is received through the unicast bearer and the non-GC service is received through the MBMS bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,021,708

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LINK ADAPTATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless network for link adaptation, the method comprising:transmitting a first grant message indicating grant resources for a first link path to a first user equipment, UE;
monitoring the grant resources for the first link path to determine whether data is transmitted from the first UE on the first link path; and
inhibiting link adaptation for the grant resources for the first link path when no data is transmitted from the first UE on the first link path.

US Pat. No. 10,021,707

CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND BASE STATION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

14. A control method in a wireless communication system, the control method comprising:receiving, from a first base station, first quality information indicating a quality of a wireless signal transmitted from the first base station;
receiving, from a second base station, second quality information indicating a quality of a wireless signal transmitted from the second base station;
determining at a first ratio and a second ratio based on the first quality information and the second quality information,
the first ratio being a signal quality ratio of a coordinated transmission, the coordinated transmission performed by the first base station and the second base station,
the second ratio being a signal quality ratio of an uncoordinated transmission, the uncoordinated transmission performed by the first base station without the second base station, and
determine a coordination pattern based on the first ratio and the second ratio,
the coordination pattern indicating a first wireless resource and a second wireless resource in a specified wireless resource,
the first wireless resource being a wireless resource allocated to the coordinated transmission performed by the first base station and the second base station,
the second wireless resource being a wireless resource allocated to the uncoordinated transmission by the first base station,
wherein the determining of the coordination pattern comprises determining:
a ratio of the first wireless resource to the specified wireless resource corresponding to the first ratio, and
a ratio of the second wireless resource to the specified wireless resource corresponding to the second ratio,
applying the coordinated pattern a specified period including a plurality of units of period, each of the plurality of units of period being a unit of period for wireless transmission in the wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,021,706

METHODS OF INCORPORATING AN AD HOC CELLULAR NETWORK INTO A FIXED CELLULAR NETWORK

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method of establishing a cellular network having backhaul flexibility, comprising:establishing, at a first cellular base station, a first connection with a core cellular network;
establishing, at the first cellular base station, an inter-base station connection with a second cellular base station for relaying traffic from the first and the second cellular base stations to the core cellular network, the second cellular base station having a second connection with the core cellular network;
determining, at the first cellular base station, if the quality of the first connection falls below a threshold parameter;
terminating, at the first cellular base station, the first connection in favor of the second connection when the quality of the first connection falls below the threshold parameter; and
providing, at the first cellular base station, a local limited core network when a quality of a backhaul connection falls below the threshold parameter, wherein the first and the second connection with the core cellular network are backhaul connections.

US Pat. No. 10,021,705

CARRIER MEASUREMENTS FOR MULTI-CARRIER DEVICES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable to perform carrier measurements in a wireless network, the apparatus comprising:memory; and
one or more processors configured to:
receive, from a network element, switching parameters that indicate possible switching occasions for the UE, wherein the UE is configured to switch a radio frequency (RF) to another carrier frequency during the possible switching occasions in order to start performing the carrier measurements or stop performing the carrier measurements, wherein the switching parameters include a measurement gap period indicating a periodicity of the possible switching occasions, a measurement gap offset indicating an offset relative to a system frame number, and a measurement advance parameter that defines a number of subframes in advance that the UE is to notify the network element before using an upcoming switching occasion; and
send, to the network element, a switching notification that indicates the upcoming switching occasion from the possible switching occasions is selected by the UE, wherein the switching notification is sent in conjunction with a measurement value that indicates to the network element one or more of: selected carriers for which the UE is to start performing the carrier measurements after an occurrence of the upcoming switching occasion or selected carriers for which the UE is to stop performing the carrier measurements after the occurrence of the upcoming switching occasion.

US Pat. No. 10,021,704

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TOGGLING TRANSMISSION PARAMETERS IN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for toggling transmission parameters in a heterogeneous network to achieve a target block error rate by a network node, comprising:obtaining, by a network node, a signal-to-noise ratio (SINR) estimate from channel quality information for a downlink between the network node and a wireless device;
for each of a first code word and a second code word to be transmitted on the downlink, obtaining, by the network node, a block error rate estimate based on the SINR estimate;
determining, by the network node, at least one expected SINR for the first code word and the second code word, the at least one expected SINR being determined as a function of the SINR estimate and the block error rate estimate;
based on the at least one expected SINR for the first code word and the second code word, selecting, by the network node, a common modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for the first code word and the second code word for obtaining a target block error rate;
at a first transmission time interval, transmitting, from the network node to the wireless device, the first code word on a first transmission layer using the common MCS and the second code word on a second transmission layer using the common MCS; and
at a second transmission time interval, transmitting, from the network node to the wireless device, the first code word on the second transmission layer using the common MCS and the second code word on the first transmission layer using the common MCS;
wherein obtaining the SINR estimate comprises:
receiving at least one channel quality indicator (CQI) feedback for the first code word and the second code word and acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) feedback for the first code word and the second code word from the wireless device; and
calculating the SINR estimate to represent average channel conditions on the downlink by looking up and SINR associated with the at least one CQI for the first code work, looking up an SINR associated with the at least one CQI for the second code cord, averaging the SINR associated with the first code word and the SINR associated with the second code word, and applying a forgetting factor to a precious SINR estimate determined from a previous transmission time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,021,703

METHODS OF INCORPORATING AN AD HOC CELLULAR NETWORK INTO A FIXED CELLULAR NETWORK

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method of joining an ad hoc cellular network at an ad hoc cellular base station comprising:causing an ad hoc cellular base station to move from a first cellular coverage area to a second coverage area;
joining an existing cellular network at the second coverage area as a user equipment (UE) at the ad hoc cellular base station by sending a UE attach message from the ad hoc cellular base station to an existing cellular base station operating in the existing cellular network;
receiving a message sent from the existing cellular base station operating in the existing cellular network, wherein the message is sent over a control or bearer channel;
analyzing, at the ad hoc cellular base station, a characteristic of the message;
analyzing, at the ad hoc cellular base station, an operational parameter of the existing cellular network;
determining if the ad hoc cellular base station should enable, disable, or modify an access signal or a backhaul signal based on the analysis of the characteristic of the message or the operational parameter; and
determining an access signal power level of the ad hoc cellular base station for providing enhanced coverage at the ad hoc cellular base station based on the analyzed characteristic and the analyzed operational parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,021,702

MEASUREMENT-ASSISTED DYNAMIC FREQUENCY-REUSE IN CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for distributing resources in a cellular communications network, the method comprising:assigning a first resource to a first cell region;
assigning a second resource to a second cell region;
a first network node directing a second network node associated with the first cell region to report radio resource-related data, wherein said radio resource-related data comprises one or more of:
(a) resource activity per channel, wherein resource activity per channel is defined as the ratio of the time during which a channel is scheduled to a measurement period,
(b) aggregate resource activity per channel group,
(c) the number of transmitted power samples that exceed a threshold over a measurement period, and
(d) the number of channel quality samples that are above a quality threshold, measured per channel in a neighbor cell, over a measurement period;
the first network node receiving at least one measurement report of said radio resource-related data; and
the first network node re-allocating the distribution of resources among said first cell region and one or more other cell regions as a function of said radio resource-related data in said first cell region, wherein
the step of re-allocating the distribution of resources among said first cell region and one or more other cell regions comprises at least one of: a) re-assigning the first resource such that the first resource is assigned to the second cell region and no longer assigned to the first cell region and b) re-assigning the second resource such that the second resource is assigned to the first cell region and no longer assigned to the second cell region.

US Pat. No. 10,021,701

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device for use in a Coordinated Multi-Point communication system, comprising:a processor configured to
identify an edge user equipment;
determine a presence of interference on Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (ePDCCH) of the edge user equipment; and
in response to the determination of a presence of the interference, determine different interference coordinating manners based on different relationships of channels with mutual interference, to control a transmission of ePDCCHs or Physical Downlink Sharing Channels (PDSCH) of neighboring cells related to the interference.

US Pat. No. 10,021,700

METHOD FOR UPLINK-DOWNLINK INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a base station of a first cell based on information from a base station of a second cell, whether the base station of the first cell is to control a time division duplex uplink-downlink configuration;
applying, by the base station of the first cell, a selected time division duplex uplink-downlink configuration based on the information; and
providing, by the base station of the first cell, at least one of traffic load information and current and intended/suggested time division duplex uplink-downlink configuration to the base station of the second cell when the base station of the first cell is not to control the configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,021,699

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL FROM DEVICE-TO-DEVICE TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) signal by a first user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining whether a D2D signal is to be transmitted on a basis of a transmission probability in a resource region of a resource pool, wherein the transmission probability decreases periodically from a first value to a second value per resource region in the resource pool;
transmitting the D2D signal in the resource region upon determining that the D2D signal is to be transmitted;
counting, when a second UE cannot be discovered, a number of times D2D signals are transmitted in a specific subframe; and
adjusting the first value or the second value based on the number of times D2D signals are transmitted in the specific subframe,
wherein, when the D2D signal is for requesting to discover the second UE, a codeword of the D2D signal is generated using a part of a service ID and a first UE ID, and
wherein, when the D2D signal is for responding to a request of the second UE, the codeword of the D2D signal is generated using all of the service ID and the first UE ID.

US Pat. No. 10,021,698

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING MESSAGES VIA SMPP BRIDGE FOR MULTIPLE DELIVERY CHANNELS

QWASI, INC., New York, N...

1. A method for delivering messages received via a short message peer-to-peer (SMPP) protocol over one of a plurality of delivery channels, comprising:establishing, by a message deliverer on a device intermediary between a client device and a plurality of consumer devices, a short message peer-to-peer (SMPP) connection with the client device based on SMPP protocol, the SMPP connection for communicating short message service (SMS) messages;
receiving, by the message deliverer, from the client device over the SMPP connection, a first request, via the SMPP protocol, to deliver a message to at least one consumer device of the plurality of consumer devices, the first request including the message and a delivery policy specifying one or more non-SMS delivery channels through which to deliver the message;
identifying, by the message deliverer, from the delivery policy in the first request, the one or more non-SMS delivery channels; and
transmitting, by the message deliverer, for the one or more non-SMS delivery channels, a second request to deliver the message via the one or more non-SMS delivery channels to the at least one consumer device;
wherein transmitting the second request includes transmitting, by the message deliverer, for a first non-SMS delivery channel, a corresponding second request to a first entity configured to transmit the message to the consumer device via the first non-SMS delivery channel and transmitting, by the message deliverer, for a second non-SMS delivery channel, another corresponding second request to a second entity configured to transmit the message to the consumer device via the second non-SMS delivery channel.

US Pat. No. 10,021,697

MULTI-TIERED SHARED ACCESS OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a spectrum controller from at least one first tier system, an indication of unused first tier spectrum resources to determine second tier spectrum resources available for use by at least one second tier system;
allocating the second tier spectrum resources to the at least one second tier system;
receiving, at the spectrum controller from the at least one second tier system after allocating the second tier spectrum resources, an indication of unused second tier spectrum resources determined from the allocated second tier spectrum resources;
determining, at the spectrum controller, third tier spectrum resources available for use by at least one third tier system based at least in part on the unused second tier spectrum resources; and
allocating the third tier spectrum resources to the at least one third tier system.

US Pat. No. 10,021,696

DATA CACHING AT THE EDGE OF A MOBILE DATA NETWORK

International Business Ma...

1. A mobile data network comprising:a plurality of basestations, each basestation communicating with a corresponding antenna that transmits and receives radio signals to and from user equipment, wherein the plurality of basestations are part of a radio access network that communicates with a core network in the mobile data network, one of the plurality of basestations comprising:
a data caching mechanism that logs usage data relating to interaction of a plurality of user equipment with the one basestation, processes the usage data to determine at least one usage pattern that comprises date, time and device type of the plurality of user equipment accessing the one basestation, generates from at least one usage pattern at least one cache load criterion that specifies date, time and device type of user equipment, generates from the at least one usage pattern at least one cache flush criterion that specifies date, time and device type of user equipment, wherein the data caching mechanism stores in a cache first internet protocol (IP) data retrieved from the internet through the core network in response to a first IP data request from first user equipment when the at least one cache load criterion is satisfied and flushes data from the cache when the at least one cache flush criteria is satisfied, the data caching mechanism returning the first IP data in response to a second IP data request without sending the second IP data request to the core network, wherein the data caching mechanism determines a first class of user equipment that makes a number of IP requests that are less than a predetermined threshold and a second class of user equipment that makes a number of IP requests that are more than the predetermined threshold, wherein the data caching mechanism generates the at least one cache load criterion and the at least one cache flush criterion to maximize the likelihood of data requested by the second class of user equipment being in the cache.

US Pat. No. 10,021,695

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND TRANSMITTING DATA FRAMES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to generate a frame comprising a preamble, a first header, and a second header, wherein the preamble and the first header are configured to be decoded by a first device operating according to a first protocol, the second header not being configured to be decoded by the first device, and wherein the preamble, the first header, and the second header are configured to be decoded by a second device operating according to a second protocol, wherein the first protocol includes a first set of available modulation coding schemes (MCS) and the second protocol includes a second set of available modulation coding schemes (MCS), the first set of MCS being different than the second set of MCS, wherein the processing system is further configured to modulate and code a first set of header data for the first header and a second set of header data for the second header of the frame using at least one of the MCS in the first set, wherein the frame comprises a first payload data appended to the second header, wherein the processing system is further configured to modulate and code the first payload data of the frame using the at least one of the MCS in the first set, wherein the frame further comprises a second payload data, and wherein the processing system is further configured to modulate and code the second payload data of the frame using one of the MCS in the second set of MCS; and
an interface configured to output the frame for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,021,694

MULTIPLE NETWORK ALLOCATION VECTOR OPERATION

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method implemented by a station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a trigger frame soliciting an uplink frame from an access point;
generating the uplink frame comprising spatial reuse information and bandwidth information of the uplink frame, wherein the spatial reuse information comprises four Spatial Reuse (SR) values, and wherein a bandwidth of the uplink frame spans one or more 20 MHz channels; and
transmitting the uplink frame solicited by the trigger frame to the access point,
wherein each of the four SR values is determined based on the bandwidth of the uplink frame and a frequency band in which the station operates.

US Pat. No. 10,021,693

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INVOKING UPLINK COVERAGE BOOSTING IN RESPONSE TO THRESHOLD LOW POWER HEADROOM AND THRESHOLD LOW DOWNLINK RECEIVE SIGNAL STRENGTH

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling communication from a user equipment device (UE) to a base station when the base station is serving the UE over an air interface that defines transmission time intervals (TTIs) and that spans a frequency bandwidth, wherein, in each TTI, the frequency bandwidth is divided into discrete frequency blocks individually allocable by the base station for carrying uplink transmission, the method comprising:determining by the base station that both a power headroom of the UE is threshold low and a downlink signal strength at the UE from the base station is threshold low; and
responsive to at least the determining that both the power headroom of the UE is threshold low and the downlink signal strength at the UE from the base station is threshold low, applying by the base station, for the UE, an uplink coverage boosting process that includes reducing a quantity of the frequency blocks that the base station allocates to the UE respectively in each of a plurality of the TTIs for carrying uplink communication from the UE to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,021,692

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RADIO BASE STATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communication method for a mobile station to perform carrier aggregation using a cell under a master radio base station and a cell under a slave radio base station, comprising:a step A of generating, by the master radio base station, a packet data convergence protocol-protocol data unit (PDCP-PDU), addressed to the mobile station;
a step B of associating, by the master radio base station, the PDCP-PDU and a radio link control-sequence number (RLC-SN) with each other to transmit the PDCP-PDU and the RLC-SN to the slave radio base station;
a step C of generating, by the slave radio base station, a radio link control-protocol data unit (RLC-PDU) addressed to the mobile station by using the PDCP-PDU and the RLC-SN; and
a step D of transmitting, by the slave radio base station, the RLC-PDU to the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,021,691

FREQUENCY ALLOCATION BASED ON GROUP DELAY VARIATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:determining that a requirement exists to transmit data between a particular UE and a base station, wherein the base station and the particular UE are configured to operate in a frequency range, wherein the frequency range comprises a first set of frequency groups and a second set of frequency groups, and wherein frequency groups of the first set are less susceptible to group delay variation based impairments than frequency groups of the second set;
in response to determining the existence of the requirement, determining whether the particular UE is receiving wireless service directly from the base station or via a relay associated with the base station;
in response to determining that the particular UE is receiving wireless service via the relay, allocating one or more frequency groups from the first set of frequency groups to use for transmitting the data to satisfy the requirement;
in response to determining that the UE is receiving wireless service directly from the base station, determining a number of frequency groups in each of the first and second sets of frequency groups that are currently allocated for data transmissions associated with other UEs;
in response to determining that the number of currently allocated frequency groups of the first set exceeds the number of currently allocated frequency groups of the second set, allocating one or more frequency groups from the second set to use for transmitting the data to satisfy the requirement; and
in response to determining that the number of currently allocated frequency groups of the second set exceeds the number of currently allocated frequency groups of the first set, allocating one or more frequency groups from the first set to use for transmitting the data to satisfy the requirement.

US Pat. No. 10,021,690

MULTI-PATH TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL CONNECTIONS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method of implementing multipath TCP (MPTCP) on a first node, comprising:at a data link layer of the first node, establishing first and second data link layer connections to a remote node;
at the data link layer, notifying a transport layer of the first node of the establishment of the first and second data link layer connections;
at the transport layer, establishing first and second transport layer connections with the remote node over the first and second data link layer connections, respectively;
signaling, in packets transferred in first and second network layer connections from a network layer to the data link layer, the availability of MPTCP functionality; and
at the data link layer, mapping the first and second network layer connections to the respective first and second data link layer connections.

US Pat. No. 10,021,689

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHODS

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, the one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for the communications device, the communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals representing the data to the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface, and
a receiver configured to receive signals representing the data from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface, the wireless access interface providing a plurality of communications resource elements across a first frequency range of a host carrier, and providing a first section of the communications resources within said first frequency range for preferable allocation to reduced capability devices forming a first virtual carrier and, the first frequency range being within the bandwidth of the host carrier, and the wireless access interface includes
a plurality of time divided sub-frames, and at least one of the sub-frames includes
a control channel in a part of the sub-frame for communicating signaling messages to communications devices and the reduced capability devices, wherein first resource allocation messages arc received by the communications devices, the first resource allocation messages allocating one or more of the plurality of communications resource elements of the first frequency range of the host carrier, and wherein second resource allocation messages are received by the reduced capability devices, the second resource allocation messages allocating one or more of the first section of the communications resources within the first frequency range for preferable allocation to the reduced capability devices of the first virtual carrier, the first resource allocation messages identifying one or more of the communications resource elements of the host carrier allocated to the communications devices with reference to a first reference frequency within the host carrier and the second resource allocation messages identifying the one or more communications resources of the first virtual carrier allocated to the reduced capability devices with reference to a second reference frequency within the first virtual carrier, and the communications device is a reduced capability device and includes a controller configured to control the receiver to receive one of the second resource allocation message from the control channel, and to receive the data transmitted from the mobile communications network via the one or more communications resources allocated by the second resource allocation messages with reference to the second reference frequency within the virtual carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,021,688

MANAGING PENDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PACKETS IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a communication interface configured to send data to a cellular network on an uplink and to receive data from the cellular network on a downlink; and
processing circuitry coupled to the communication interface, the processing circuitry configured to control the wireless communication device to at least:
monitor a status of a transmit queue for packets to be sent on the uplink, at least in part, by:
maintaining at least one timer for one or more transmission control protocol (TCP) acknowledgement (ACK) packets pending in the transmit queue,
setting a timer in the at least one timer in response to a particular TCP ACK packet of the one or more TCP ACK packets being added to the transmit queue, and
detecting a queue condition indicative of uplink congestion when the timer corresponding to the particular TCP ACK packet expires prior to the particular TCP ACK packet being sent to the cellular network on the uplink;
and
discard a set of one or more TCP ACK packets from the transmit queue in response to the queue condition;
wherein a most recent TCP ACK packet pending in the transmit queue is not included in the set of one or more TCP ACK packets and remains pending in the transmit queue after the set of one or more TCP ACK packets has been discarded.

US Pat. No. 10,021,687

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a control station; and
a slave station,
wherein the control station and the slave station perform communication with each other using a time division multiplex scheme,
wherein the control station transmits channel information indicating a slot that is available for data transmission from the slave station,
wherein the slave station selects the slot included in the transmitted channel information, and activates the communication with the control station,
wherein the control station includes:
a wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication,
a memory that stores a plurality of interfering wave thresholds, each interfering wave threshold of the plurality of interfering wave thresholds being associated with a number of empty slots,
a storage that stores a reception signal strength of an interfering wave for each slot of a plurality of slots, for a predetermined frequency, and,
a processor, when executing a control program, that performs operations comprising:
setting an interfering wave threshold, which is selected from the plurality of interfering wave thresholds stored in the memory;
setting a threshold number of empty slots, by selecting the number of empty slots associated with the set interfering wave threshold;
performing a comparison between the reception signal strength of each slot of the plurality of slots and the set interfering wave threshold;
counting a number of slots, of the plurality of slots, in which the reception signal strength of the slots is equal to or smaller than the set interfering wave threshold, based on a result of the comparison;
determining whether the counted number of slots is equal to or greater than the set number of empty slots;
when it is determined that the counted number of slots is equal to or greater than the set threshold number of empty slots, transmitting, to the slave station, the channel information indicating the slots in which the reception signal strength of the slots is equal to or smaller than the set interfering wave threshold; and
when it is determined that the counted number of slots is smaller than the set threshold number of empty slots, returning the operations to the setting of the interfering wave threshold by selecting an other interfering wave threshold from the plurality of interference wave thresholds stored in the memory, the other interfering wave threshold being higher than the set interfering wave threshold,
wherein, in the setting of the interfering wave threshold, a lowest interfering wave threshold is selected from the plurality of thresholds stored in the memory, as an initial interfering wave threshold,
wherein, after returning the operations to the setting of the interfering wave threshold, the processor repeats the operations starting from the setting of the interfering wave threshold, until it is determined that the counted number of slots is equal to or greater than the set threshold number of empty slots.

US Pat. No. 10,021,686

SCHEDULING TRAFFIC BASED ON ACKNOWLEDGMENT BUNDLING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:determining that a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) transmission schedule of a wireless air interface defined by a radio access network (RAN) includes time-division-multiplexed slots that are subject to HARQ acknowledgment bundling and time-division-multiplexed slots that are not subject to HARQ acknowledgment bundling;
assigning, to relay base stations served by the RAN, time-division-multiplexed slots of the wireless air interface that are not subject to HARQ acknowledgment bundling;
assigning, to non-relay wireless communication devices (WCDs) served by the RAN, time-division-multiplexed slots of the wireless air interface that are subject to HARQ acknowledgment bundling; and
transmitting, over the air interface, HARQ subpackets according to the transmission schedule and assignments of time-division-multiplexed slots, wherein the RAN communicates, by way of the wireless air interface, (i) with the relay base stations using a first public land mobile network (PLMN) code, and (ii) with the non-relay WCDs using a second PLMN code, and wherein assigning the time-division-multiplexed slots that are not subject to HARQ acknowledgment bundling to the relay base stations is based on the first PLMN code, and assigning time-division-multiplexed slots that are subject to HARQ acknowledgment bundling to the non-relay WCDs is based on the second PLMN code.

US Pat. No. 10,021,685

TECHNIQUES FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN LOW LATENCY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:determining a subset of resource block (RB) groups configured for a legacy wireless communication technology having a first transmission time interval (TTI), the first TTI being based on one subframe in duration, wherein each RB group in the subset of RB groups includes one or more RBs;
identifying a number of RB groups in the subset of RB groups based at least in part on a system bandwidth;
determining a resource allocation for a low latency communication technology having a second TTI, the second TTI being less than one subframe in duration, the resource allocation including one or more low latency RBs in the number of RB groups in the subset of RB groups; and
communicating data over resources in the one or more low latency RBs, the low latency RBs being based on the second TTI, and the resources being associated with the resource allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,021,684

MU-MIMO IN MMWAVE SYSTEMS

NEC Corporation, (JP)

1. A computer-implemented method for downlink scheduling in a Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) telecommunication system, comprising:identifying, by a base station, for each of multiple virtual users which collectively form a ground set of virtual users, a respective transmit precoder and receive beamformer combination that maximizes a difference between two submodular set functions applied over the ground set of virtual users, from among a plurality of combinations formed from a respective one of a plurality of transmit precoders and a respective one of a plurality of receive beamformers; and
transmitting, by the base station, data from at least some of the multiple virtual users, based on a downlink transmission schedule determined from the respective transmit precoder and receive beamformer combination identified for the at least some of the multiple virtual users,
wherein the ground set of virtual users is formed from respective combinations of multiple actual users and the plurality of receive beamformers, and wherein the two submodular set functions correspond to an achievable virtual user transmission rate.

US Pat. No. 10,021,682

EPDCCH RESOURCE AND QUASI-CO-LOCATION MANAGEMENT IN LTE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment, comprising:receiving a configuration of at least a first resource set and a second resource set for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH), wherein the first and second resource sets are configured with a common channel state information reference signals (CSI-RS) configuration;
receiving resource set dependent rate matching parameters for the EPDCCH having the common CSI-RS configuration, the resource set dependent rate matching parameters including first rate-matching parameters configured for the first resource set and second rate-matching parameters configured for the second resource set, the first rate-matching parameters being different from the second rate-matching parameters; and
receiving the EPDCCH based on the first resource set and the second resource set,
wherein the first rate-matching parameters correspond to a first CSI-RS comprised in the common CSI-RS configuration, wherein EPDCCH resource elements (REs) in the first resource set are rate-matched around the first CSI-RS, and
wherein the second rate-matching parameters correspond to a second CSI-RS comprised in the common CSI-RS configuration, wherein EPDCCH REs in the second resource set are rate-matched around the second CSI-RS.

US Pat. No. 10,021,681

USER EQUIPMENT, NETWORK NODE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR DETERMINING A TRANSPORT BLOCK SIZE IN DOWNLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a user equipment for determining a transport block size, the user equipment being comprised in a telecommunications system, which user equipment has access to a table of predetermined transport block sizes for different number of allocated radio resource blocks, PRBs, the method comprisingdetermining, by the user equipment, the transport block size from the table of predetermined transport block sizes based on at least an indicator NPRB defined based on a total number of PRBs allocated to the downlink data transmission N?PRB and based on a positive PRB offset value OPRB; and
receiving, from a network node, by the user equipment, downlink data transmissions using the transport block size, the downlink data transmissions being frequency multiplexed with an enhanced control channel (eCCH).

US Pat. No. 10,021,680

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING MULTIPLE CARRIERS IN HIGH SPEED PACKET ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICAL FIELD

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method, implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), for utilizing multiple carriers, the method comprising:monitoring, by the WTRU with a receiver capable of receiving on one downlink carrier at a time, a scheduling channel on a first downlink carrier;
receiving an indication via the scheduling channel to receive data on a second downlink carrier, the indication indicating an index associated with the second downlink carrier;
switching from the first downlink carrier to the second downlink carrier after a predefined guard interval;
receiving the data via the second downlink carrier;
switching from the second downlink carrier to the first downlink carrier; and
monitoring the scheduling channel on the first downlink carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,021,679

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION APPARATUS, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device that performs first communication with E-UTRAN, and second communication between terminal devices directly, the terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured to and/or programmed to:
receive first information and second information over a downlink in the first communication, and
perform reception processing in the second communication based on a first identity included in the first information; and
transmission circuitry configured to and/or programmed to perform transmission processing in the second communication based on a second identity included in the second information, wherein
the reception circuitry is configured to and/or programmed to receive allocation information for resource allocation to the second communication, the resource allocation included in downlink control information in the first communication,
the allocation information indicates a bitmap,
the bitmap indicates subframes for the second communication, and
a payload size of the downlink control information is the same as a payload size of second downlink control information, the second downlink control information including an uplink grant for the first communication.

US Pat. No. 10,021,678

DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY FOR MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCE POOLS OF RESOURCES USED IN DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A device comprising:circuitry configured to
acquire information indicating one or more resource pools serving as radio resources available for device-to-device communication; and
notify a terminal device of the one or more resource pools,
wherein the one or more resource pools are resource pools that are selected from among a resource pool set including multiple resource pools, which are determined in advance as candidates for radio resources available for device-to-device communication, and
the multiple resource pools include an in-coverage resource pool serving as a radio resource available for device-to-device communication within a network coverage area and an out-of-coverage resource pool serving as a radio resource available for device-to-device communication outside of the network coverage area, a usage of the in-coverage resource pool and the out-of-coverage resource pool being based on reception power at the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,021,677

TWO-STAGE PDCCH WITH DCI FLAG AND DCI FORMAT SIZE INDICATOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining an aggregation level associated with a first control channel message, wherein the aggregation level comprises a limitation on monitoring a search space by the UE for the first control channel message;
monitoring the search space during a transmission time interval (TTI) for the first control channel message in accordance with the aggregation level;
determining, based on the first control channel message, whether a second control channel message is present in the TTI, and a size or format of the second control message; and
performing blind decoding for the second control channel message based on the size or format when the first control channel message indicates that the second control channel message is present in the TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,021,676

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING UPLINK DATA BY DRX-MODE TERMINAL IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a base station, a scheduling request for requesting resources for transmitting the data;
monitoring a control channel to receive resource allocation information;
starting a timer for monitoring the control channel if the resource allocation information is received via the control channel; and
transmitting, to the base station, the data based on the resource allocation information.

US Pat. No. 10,021,675

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device that uses a first serving cell group which is a serving cell group which includes a primary cell, the terminal device comprising:higher layer control information acquisition circuitry that configures a second serving cell group which is a serving cell group which does not include the primary cell, the second serving cell group associated with a second base station device;
channel state information generation circuitry that calculates periodic channel state information of each of plural serving cells in the primary cell group and the secondary cell group;
uplink control information generation circuitry that,
in one subframe, in a case where first reports of the periodic channel state information of a first plural serving cells in the first serving cell group among the first plural serving cells collide with each other, drops the first reports for all of the first plural serving cells in the first serving cell group except one of the first report of the first serving cell with the smallest cell index among first serving cell indices of the first serving cells, in a case where second reports of the periodic channel state information of a second plural serving cells in the second serving cell group among the second plural serving cells collide with each other, drops the second reports for all of the second plural serving cells in the second serving cell group except one of the second report of the second serving cell with the smallest cell index among serving cell indices of the second serving cells, and
generates first uplink control information including the first report and second uplink control information including the second report; and
uplink control information transmission circuitry that transmits a first uplink subframe which includes the first uplink control information and transmits a second uplink subframe which includes the second uplink control information,
wherein, the first serving cell group associated with a first base station device.

US Pat. No. 10,021,674

METHOD AND DEVICE OF TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


US Pat. No. 10,021,673

MECHANISMS FOR OPTIMIZING COMMUNICATIONS BAND SELECTION DEPENDING ON ONGOING QUALITY OF SERVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory element configured to store information; and
a processing element configured to use at least some of the information stored in the memory element to cause a wireless communication device to:
conduct wireless communications according to a first radio access technology (RAT) in a first communications band belonging to a first network; and
in response to an event causing the wireless communication device to have to switch to a different communications band for conducting first wireless communications associated with a service:
perform a full system scan that identifies other communications bands available to the wireless communication device for conducting the wireless communications according to the first RAT;
identify whether the other communications bands comprise one or more preferred communications bands which:
belong to the first network;
support the service; and
have an energy level higher than a specified threshold; and
switch communications from the first communications band to a selected communications band of the one or more preferred communications bands, in response to identifying that the other communications bands comprise the one or more preferred communications bands.

US Pat. No. 10,021,672

RESOURCE ALLOCATION BASED ON AVAILABLE RESOURCES VIA INTERACTIVE INTERFACE

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

1. A system for resource allocation based on available resources, whereby the system provides a comprehensive integrated platform for optimal allocation of resources via an interactive resource allocation interface in real-time, the system comprising:a memory device with computer-readable program code stored thereon;
a communication device;
a processing device operatively coupled to the memory device and the communication device, wherein the processing device is configured to execute the computer-readable program code to:
establish an operative communication link with a mobile device associated with a user and provide a user resource application on the mobile device;
determine user resources associated with the user, wherein determining the user resources comprises analyzing mobile device data associated with the user, wherein determining user resources further comprises:
analyzing contents of an electronic mail associated with the user;
identifying an attachment of the electronic mail, the attachment comprising an image of a check;
analyzing the image of the check, wherein analyzing the image of the check comprises converting the attachment to a predetermined structured format; and
determining at least one of the user resources based on analyzing the image of the check;
receive authorization credentials from the user to access the user resources;
extract, for each of the user resources, resource data from a source of the user resource, wherein the resource data comprises real-time resource level, resource transfer history, resource transfer schedules and user goals for the user resource;
transform the extracted resource data into a textual format encrypted for use only on an interactive resource tracking and allocation interface of the user resource application;
transmit control instructions to the mobile device that cause the user resource application to present the interactive resource allocation interface on a display of the mobile device, wherein the interactive resource interface is configured to receive user input comprising one or more physical gestures;
identify at least one first trigger event comprising a first physical gesture of the one or more physical gestures from the user;
determine one or more gesture attributes associated with the first physical gesture, wherein each gesture attribute of the one or more gesture attributes is associated with at least one user resource of the user resources;
determine a first user resource of the user resources that is associated with the one or more gesture attributes, wherein the first user resource comprises a first resource level;
determine a second user resource of the user resources that is associated with the one or more gesture attributes, wherein the second user resource comprises a second resource level; and
initiate, automatically and in real-time, a resource transfer from the first user resource to the second resource such that a first resource transfer value of the first user resource is transferred to the second user resource based on the first physical gesture, wherein the resource transfer causes a decrease in the first resource level and an increase in the second resource level.

US Pat. No. 10,021,671

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

IDTP Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method implemented by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:the UE receiving a broadcast channel message, the broadcast channel message comprising an indication of a paging position in the frequency domain that is to be used by the UE to receive paging indications, wherein a bandwidth of the paging position in the frequency domain corresponds to a subset of a network transmission bandwidth in the frequency domain;
the UE monitoring for paging indications at the paging position; and
the UE receiving a paging indication at the paging position.

US Pat. No. 10,021,670

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOTIFICATION CONTROL FOR A VEHICLE

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for controlling a notification at a first device, in which the first device is of a wireless communication network and permanently installed in a vehicle, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device at the first device,
setting at least one group of contacts;
setting a selected preconfigured action, among a plurality of preconfigured actions, to be taken by the first device when a predetermined type of communication is received at the first device from any contact of the at least one group of contacts;
receiving information indicating presence of a passenger in the vehicle; and
when the predetermined type of communication from any contact of the at least one group of contacts is received at the first device from the wireless communication network, notification control for the first device according to the selected preconfigured action and the information indicating presence,
in which the notification control is of notification processing of the received predetermined type of communication and according to a determination of, when a user of the first device is determined to be in the vehicle, whether the information indicating presence indicates another passenger is detected as present in the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,021,406

SCALABLE VIDEO CODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING INTER PREDICTION MODE

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A method of decoding a scalable video using a processor, the method comprising:deriving a first motion vector candidate for a target decoding block from at least one of neighboring blocks to the target decoding block;
deriving a second motion vector candidate for the target decoding block by using a motion vector of a corresponding block in a corresponding picture from a reference layer, depending on a difference between a resolution of the reference layer and a resolution of the current layer, the corresponding picture being representative of a reconstructed picture of the reference layer which is added to a reference picture list as a reference picture of the target decoding block;
generating a motion candidate list for the target decoding block in the current layer, the motion candidate list comprising the first motion vector candidate and the second motion vector candidate;
obtaining index information from a bitstream, the index information being signaled to specify a location or an arrangement order of a motion vector candidate to be used as the motion vector predictor among motion vector candidates within the motion candidate list;
obtaining a motion vector predictor of the target decoding block using the motion candidate list and the index information;
generating a prediction block relating to the target decoding block by performing motion-compensation using the motion vector predictor;
obtaining quantized coefficients relating to the target decoding block;
inverse quantizing the quantized coefficients to generate transform coefficients relating to the target decoding block;
inverse transforming the transform coefficients to generate a residual block relating to the target decoding block; and
reconstructing the target decoding block based on the residual block and the prediction block.