US Pat. No. 10,462,951

AUTOMATIC DETECTION DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC DETECTION METHOD FOR TAPE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An automatic detection device for tape comprising:a tape feeding mechanism that feeds the tape, in which cavities for component accommodation are provided at a regular interval and which has multiple empty cavities on a leading end side, at a predetermined pitch, the tape feeding mechanism including a tape feeding sprocket having multiple origin positions at an interval which is equal to or larger than the predetermined pitch;
an origin position sensor to detect each of the multiple origin positions of the tape feeding mechanism;
a light amount detector to transmit light through the tape and detect a transmitted light amount;
a leading end detector to detect a leading end of the tape fed by the tape feeding mechanism based on a detected light amount from the light amount detector;
a reference position determination circuitry to determine a tape reference position, which is in a fixed positional relationship with a first origin position of the tape feeding mechanism detected by the origin position sensor, based on (a) a first position of the tape feeding mechanism based on the leading end detector detecting the leading end of the tape and (b) the first origin position of the tape feeding mechanism immediately before the leading end was detected by the leading end detector; and
an interval calculating circuitry to calculate an interval between the cavities based on a detection cycle of the empty cavities by the light amount detector after the reference position determination circuitry determines the tape reference position.

US Pat. No. 10,459,111

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE X-RAY CARGO INSPECTION

RadiaBeam Technologies, L...

1. A system for inspecting an object, the system comprising:an X-ray generator producing an X-ray beam incident upon the object, the X-ray generator including a modulatable source of electrons, a target to which the electrons are accelerated, at which target X-rays are generated by a Bremsstrahlung process, and a collimator that forms the beam from the X-rays generated at the target;
a detector array, formed of silicon photomultipliers, each photomultiplier associated with a distinct detector pixel, disposed to receive X-rays that have been transmitted through the object and to produce an output indicative of X-rays that have been transmitted through the object;
a source controller system coupled to the X-ray generator, the source controller system configured:
(i) to modulate the electrons, and consequently the beam of X-rays, into a temporal sequence of packets of substantially more than three pulses in a given packet, each successive pulse in the packet being of a uniform duration and spaced apart in time from its predecessor pulse by a substantially uniform nonzero gap, wherein an end-point energy of each successive X-ray pulse in a given packet is modified over that of its predecessor pulse, so as to provide in the given packet a train of pulses having a defined energy envelope over time; and
(ii) to control electron current associated with each pulse in a manner wherein the higher the energy associated with a given pulse of the given packet, the lower the electron current provided in connection with the given pulse; and
a processor system, coupled to the detector array, the processor system configured to adjust, between each of the successive pulses in any given packet, bias voltage on each of the silicon photomultipliers to separately control responsivity of each silicon photomultiplier in the detector array in a manner so as to maintain sensitivity of each detector pixel to X-ray photons while also preventing saturation of such silicon photomultiplier.

US Pat. No. 10,462,917

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A portable communication device comprising:a display forming at least part of a front surface of the portable communication device;
a circuit board disposed below the display, the circuit board including a capacitive element disposed therein and electrically coupled with a ground portion; and
an enclosure at least partially accommodating the circuit board,
wherein the enclosure including a cover member substantially parallel to the display and at least one frame member substantially perpendicular to the cover member,
wherein the at least one frame member including a first conductive member and a second conductive member,
wherein the first conductive member forming at least part of a first side of the portable communication device and the second conductive member electrically separated from the first conductive member and forming at least part of a second side of the portable communication device substantially perpendicular to the first side,
wherein the first conductive member electrically coupled with the circuit board and adapted to function as at least part of a radiating element for an antenna of the portable communication device, and
wherein the second conductive member electrically coupled with the ground portion via the capacitive element disposed in the circuit board such that a direct current between the second conductive member and the ground portion is at least partially interrupted by the capacitive element.

US Pat. No. 10,462,948

MOUNTING DEVIATION CORRECTION APPARATUS AND COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounting deviation correction apparatus which corrects mounting deviation of a mounted component which is mounted onto a board, comprising:a contact holding member which includes an abutting section which holds the mounted component, the abutting section including a friction member configured to contact an upper surface of the mounted component that is opposite to a mounting surface of the mounted component which is mounted to the board;
a movement device that moves the contact holding member;
a positional information acquisition device that acquires positional information of the mounted component in which mounting deviation is arising in relation to the board;
a contact holding control device for controlling the movement device such that the contact holding member is moved in a mounting direction of the component until the abutting section contacts the upper surface and holds the mounted component in which the mounting deviation is arising based on the acquired positional information; and
a mounting deviation correction control device that controls the movement device such that the contact holding member moves in a direction perpendicular to the mounting direction using a friction force between the friction member and the upper surface of the component, the movement cancelling out the mounting deviation of the mounted component based on the positional information which is acquired in a state in which the abutting section holds the mounted component,
wherein the abutting section includes a valley-shaped abutting surface which comes into contact with at least two opposite sides of the upper surface of the mounted component.

US Pat. No. 10,462,942

STRUCTURAL FRAME COOLING MANIFOLD

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A cooling system for a variable speed drive (VSD), comprising:a manifold coupled to a frame of the VSD and a VSD component to provide structural support to the frame of the VSD and the VSD component;
a cooling member coupled to the manifold and in a heat exchange relationship with the VSD component;
a fluid passageway of the manifold configured to flow a cooling fluid through the manifold; and
a plurality of ports disposed along the manifold, wherein the plurality of ports is in fluid communication with the fluid passageway and the cooling member, such that the plurality of ports enable the cooling fluid to flow between the fluid passageway and the cooling member.

US Pat. No. 10,462,927

COMPUTER NETWORKING INTERCONNECTORS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first connector bracket including a first connector housing and a first connector conduit;
a second connector bracket including a second connector housing and a second connector conduit located within the first connector conduit, wherein the second connector bracket is slidably connected to the first connector bracket such that sliding the second connector bracket changes a distance in a first direction between the first connector housing and the second connector housing; and
a data connector including a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is seated within the first connector housing such that the first terminal is connectable to a first complementary terminal, and the second terminal seated within the second connector housing such that the second terminal is connectable to a second complementary terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,926

CANTED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RACKS AND SYSTEMS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

15. A method comprising:coupling at least one mounting structure to a frame of an information technology rack, wherein:
the frame comprises a plurality of vertical support bars, which include a set of frontal support bars and a set of terminal support bars, that together define an equipment bay for housing information technology modules;
the frame is disposed in a data center comprising a cold-air aisle abutting the set of frontal support bars and a hot-air aisle abutting the set of terminal support bars; and
each vertical support bar is oriented substantially perpendicular relative to a floor on which the information technology rack stands; and
mounting an information technology module to the mounting structure coupled to the frame in a canted orientation that is neither horizontal nor vertical relative to the floor on which the information technology rack stands, wherein a robot is configured to insert the information technology module into the equipment bay at a canted orientation via at least one of the hot-air aisle or the cold-air aisle.

US Pat. No. 10,462,781

USER TERMINAL, BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal that communicates with a primary cell and at least one secondary cell that are supported by different duplex modes, the user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives a downlink (DL) signal transmitted from each of the cells;
a transmitter that transmits a delivery acknowledgement signal for the DL signal by using an uplink control channel of a given secondary cell of the at least one secondary cell; and
a processor that controls transmission power of the uplink control channel of the given secondary cell,
wherein the processor applies a transmission power control (TPC) command included in downlink control information of the given secondary cell for power control of the uplink control channel of the given secondary cell, irrespective of whether there is DL allocation in the primary cell and the given secondary cell or not,
wherein bits from the TPC command are jointly coded with other TPC commands, and
wherein the transmitter transmits the delivery acknowledgement signal by using an uplink control channel resource which is reported to the user terminal by higher layer signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,462,946

COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE AND TAPE PEELING RECOVERY METHOD FOR COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting machine comprising:a feeder device that has a tape feeding mechanism which feeds out a carrier tape including a bottom tape that stores components in respective multiple component storage sections and a cover tape that is adhered to the bottom tape and covers the components in the storage sections, and a tape peeling mechanism which has a tape peeling blade configured to advance between the bottom tape and the cover tape as the carrier tape is fed out in order to carry out peeling of the cover tape from the bottom tape to release a component from a component storage section, and supplies the component from the component storage section at a component supply position;
a component transfer device that has a mounting head which holds a suction nozzle which sucks the component at the component supply position, and mounts the component on a board, and a head driving mechanism which drives the mounting head;
a peeling start determination section that determines if peeling of the cover tape from the bottom tape starts based on whether or not the tape peeling blade advances between the bottom tape and the cover tape after a leading end of the carrier tape is fed out up to the tape peeling blade and before the leading end of the carrier tape is fed out up to the component supply position and the suction nozzle starts a suction operation at the component supply position; and
a recovery function section that carries out a recovery operation in which the recovery function section returns the leading end of the carrier tape temporarily to a front side of the tape peeling blade and feeds out the carrier tape again in a case where it is determined that peeling of the cover tape from the bottom tape is not started by the peeling start determination section.

US Pat. No. 10,462,943

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SHIELD THEREOF

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A shield adapted to be fastened on a circuit board, comprising:a frame, comprising:
a plurality of frame side walls, wherein each frame side wall comprises at least one frame side wall wedge formed thereon; and
a frame top structure, wherein the frame side walls are connected to the frame top structure, and the frame top structure comprises at least one cantilever beam; and
a cover, comprising:
a plurality of cover side walls, wherein each cover side wall comprises at least one cover side wall opening, the frame side wall wedge is adapted to be wedged into the cover side wall opening to restrict the movement of the cover in a first direction, and the first direction is perpendicular to the circuit board; and
a cover top structure, wherein the cover side walls are connected to the cover top structure, the cover top structure comprises at least one cover top opening, the cantilever beam is partially wedged into and abuts the cover top opening, the cantilever beam applies a force to the cover in the first direction, and the cantilever beam simultaneously restricts the movement of the cover in a second direction and a third direction, wherein the second direction is perpendicular to the third direction, and the second direction and the third direction are parallel to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,462,938

INVERTER POWER CABINET

SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO.,...

1. An inverter power cabinet, comprising a cabinet body and power devices arranged in the cabinet body, wherein the cabinet body has a low-protection grade installation cavity and a high-protection grade installation cavity, the high-protection grade installation cavity is an airtight cavity;the power devices comprise high protection grade power devices arranged in the low-protection grade installation cavity and low-protection grade power devices arranged in the high-protection grade installation cavity, wherein:
the low-protection grade installation cavity has an outer cold air inlet and an inner hot air outlet which are in communication with outside world, and a first fan is further provided in the low-protection grade installation cavity; and
the inverter power cabinet further comprises a heat exchanger configured to dissipate heat of the high-protection grade installation cavity; and
wherein at least one second fan is further arranged in the high-protection grade installation cavity; and
the cabinet body comprises a DC cabinet and an AC cabinet, wherein:
the DC cabinet has the low-protection grade installation cavity and a first high-protection grade installation cavity, and the low-protection grade installation cavity is hermetically separated from the first high-protection grade installation cavity;
the AC cabinet has a second high-protection grade installation cavity; and
the high-protection grade installation cavity comprises the first high-protection grade installation cavity and the second high-protection grade installation cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,462,937

PCB DESIGN FOR ELECTRICALLY-ACTUATED TURBOCHARGERS

BorgWarner, Inc., Auburn...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) including electrical components for controlling electrically-actuated turbochargers, comprising:a switching device configured to be electrically connected to an electrical power source and electrically connected to an electric motor of an electrically-actuated turbocharger, wherein the switching device is physically attached to a side of the PCB within a cavity formed in the side of the PCB such that at least a portion of the switching device is below the side of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,462,934

PENTHOUSE COOLING/RETURN AIR DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An air distribution assembly for a server room cooling system, comprising:an adjustable return air duct assembly configured to receive heated return air from the server room, wherein the return air duct assembly has:
a tubular housing with a leading edge portion connected to sidewalls, wherein each of the sidewalls has a trailing edge portion spaced apart from another trailing edge portion and the sidewalls define a return air opening in communication with an interior area of the housing configured to carry the heated return air; and
an airflow damper being positioned within the housing and moveable relative to the return air opening to block at least a portion of the return air opening and control a flow of the heated return air from the interior area through the return air opening; and
a pair of spaced apart, arcuate cooling air deflectors positioned on opposing sides of the housing and defining a mixing area, wherein the mixing area is between the deflectors and adjacent to the return air opening, the deflectors having leading end portions spaced apart from the sidewalls of the housing to define cooling air inlets configured to receive cooled air from the server room cooling system that flows around the leading edge portion of the housing and to direct the cooled air into the mixing area, the cooling air deflectors having trailing end portions spaced apart from each other and defining a mixed air outlet in communication with the mixing area and configured to direct a mixture of the cooled air and the heated return air into the server room;
wherein the airflow damper is adjustable relative to the housing to control a temperature of the mixture of the cooled air and the heated return air directed into the server room.

US Pat. No. 10,462,919

COVER ACCESSORY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A cover accessory, comprising:a rear cover configured to be mounted on a mobile communication device having a display; and
a front cover configured to cover a display of the mobile communication device and comprising a fluorescent material,
wherein a light reflection layer facing the display is formed in a substantially central area of the front cover, and
wherein in at least a partial area of an edge area enclosing the substantially central area of the front cover, the light reflection layer is not formed.

US Pat. No. 10,462,918

STORAGE STRUCTURE, ELECTRONIC SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME AND HOUSING FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., L...

1. A storage structure comprising:a main body forming a cavity and comprising a first board, the first board accommodated in the cavity and having a first opening;
a movable element accommodated in the cavity and rotatable relative to the first board on a rotational axis substantially parallel to the first opening, a first portion of the movable element selectively disposed in the first opening; and
a cover connecting to the main body, the cover touching the movable element while being disposed on the main body, and the cover separating from the movable element while not being disposed on the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,462,890

INDUCTION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A system for sustaining an ionization source, the system comprising:a torch comprising a body comprising a longitudinal axis along which a flow of gas is introduced during operation of the torch; anda plate electrode comprising an inner aperture constructed and arranged to receive a body of the torch and a radial fin coupled to the plate electrode, in which the plate electrode is configured to provide radio frequency energy to the body of the torch to sustain the ionization source within the torch.

US Pat. No. 10,462,882

CONTROL SYSTEM WITH OCCUPANCY SENSING

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device for controlling power delivered to an electrical load, the control device comprising:a receiver configured to receive signals from occupancy sensors, the signals comprising an occupied signal indicating an occupancy condition and a vacant signal indicating a vacancy condition, the vacant signal transmitted based on the occupancy condition not being detected by the respective occupancy sensor;
a memory; and
a controller configured to control the power delivered to the electrical load in response to the signals received via the receiver based on a determination of which one of the occupied signal and the vacant signal is received, the controller configured to store in the memory for a respective occupancy sensor an occupied indication when the controller receives the occupied signal from the respective sensor, and store in the memory for a respective occupancy sensor a vacant indication when the controller receives the vacant signal from the respective sensor;
wherein the controller is configured not to cease the delivery of power to the electrical load based on a vacant signal received from one of the occupancy sensors when the memory indicates the occupied indication for at least one other occupancy sensor, the controller further configured to cease the delivery of power to the electrical load based on a vacant signal received from one of the occupancy sensors when the memory indicates the vacant indication for all other occupancy sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,462,852

IR TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR INDUCTION HEATING OF FOOD ITEMS

TURBOCHEF TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A system for measuring the temperature of cookware to be induction-heated, comprising:an induction heater having a countertop for supporting the cookware;
an infrared temperature sensor at least partially covered with a metal tube to narrow the field of view of the sensor;
a controller, an electronic storage medium, and an induction heating coil in responsive communication with the controller;
the countertop comprising a first material and having a viewing window comprising a second material located between the infrared temperature sensor and the cookware, wherein the viewing window prevents fluids or other physical contaminants from contacting the induction heater while providing visibility to infrared waves;
wherein a temperature of the cookware is sensed using the infrared temperature sensor, and the controller applies an algorithm stored in the electronic storage medium and utilizing a measured temperature of the metal tube, to adjust the sensed temperature to account for the narrowed field of view of the infrared temperature sensor, thereby providing a more accurate temperature of a portion of the heated cookware within the narrowed field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,462,836

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING AMORPHOUS CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for communicating, by a network, with a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:collaborating a plurality of base stations;
configuring the collaborated base stations as a first master base station;
configuring each of the plurality of base stations as a secondary base station;
configuring a first set of resources for the first master base station;
communicating with the UE based on an identifier (ID) of the first master base station, in the configured first set of resources for the first master base station, via the collaborated base stations configured as the first master base station; and
communicating with the UE based on an ID of the secondary base station, in a second set of resources different from the first set of resources, via the each of the plurality of base stations configured as the secondary base station,
wherein the same set of transmission points (TPs) and a pseudo quasi collocated indicator (PQI) table are maintained regardless of a mobility of the UE by using a tight coordination among the TPs and by allocating a UE-dedicated set of TPs and associated resources,
wherein a UE-dedicated resource based transparent TP update procedure is performed by using a discovery signal transmitted periodically from a TP,
wherein a scrambling ID of the discovery signal transmitted periodically from the TP is different from a scrambling ID of feedback channel status information—reference signal (CSI-RS), and
wherein two different types of resources are used in order to avoid a collision between the discovery signal transmitted periodically from the TP and the feedback CSI-RS.

US Pat. No. 10,462,829

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESSING WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for accessing a wireless access point, comprising:receiving, by a smart device, access information of the wireless access point broadcasted by a preset device, the access information including a Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID) and an access password of the wireless access point, and the preset device having successfully accessed the wireless access point;
unicasting, by the smart device, device discovery information according to the BSSID, the device discovery information including the BSSID;
receiving, by the smart device, feedback information sent by the wireless access point, the feedback information including a Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the wireless access point; and
accessing, by the smart device, the wireless access point according to the SSID in the feedback information and the access password,
wherein the SSID of the wireless access point is a first SSID, and the access information broadcasted by the preset device further includes a second SSID, the method further comprising:
before unicasting the device discovery information according to the BSSID, detecting whether the second SSID in the access information includes a preset character, the preset character having a plurality of coding formats; and
when the preset character is included in the second SSID, performing the unicasting of the device discovery information according to the BSSID.

US Pat. No. 10,462,808

METHOD FOR SCHEDULING TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A method for determining a transmission schedule for one or more transmissions from a first child node to a first parent node in a multi-hop wireless network, wherein each node is a child node to a corresponding parent node, each child node being configured to send one or more messages directed to a sink node via its corresponding parent node and wherein the method comprises the first parent node:listening for signals indicating scheduled timeslots for transmission between nodes in the network and, if a signal is detected, updating a record of scheduled transmissions;
receiving from the first child node a preliminary schedule specifying a timeslot for transmission of each of the one or more messages to the first parent node;
determining, based on the record of scheduled transmissions, whether the preliminary schedule includes any scheduled transmissions that would conflict with any scheduled transmissions in the record of scheduled transmissions or whether the length of the preliminary schedule can be reduced without conflicting with any other scheduled transmissions in the record of scheduled transmissions;
responsive to a determination that there would be a conflict or that the length of the preliminary schedule can be reduced without conflict:
determining an updated schedule for the first child node by determining a set of scheduled timeslots that minimizes the number of scheduled timeslots without conflicting with any of the scheduled transmissions in the record of scheduled transmissions; and
sending the updated schedule to the first child node to assign the updated schedule to the first child node.

US Pat. No. 10,462,796

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF REDUCING INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, comprising a wireless device:determining an uplink precoder based on channel measurements on first and second downlink reference signal resources, the precoder enabling a transmission on an uplink reference signal resource that is precoded with the uplink precoder and that is quasi co-located (QCL) with a transmission on the first downlink reference signal resource but not QCL with a transmission on the second downlink reference signal resource;
determining to increase or decrease a power level of a transmission on an uplink channel that is reciprocally associated with the second downlink reference signal resource responsive to determining that a transmission on the first downlink reference signal resource is not QCL with a transmission on the second downlink reference signal resource; and
transmitting on the uplink channel that is reciprocally associated with the second downlink reference signal resource at the respective increased or decreased power level.

US Pat. No. 10,462,785

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAL-TIME TRANSMISSION IN A FIELD BROADBAND BUS ARCHITECTURE OVER AN INDUSTRIAL INTERNET

KYLAND TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for real-time transmission in a field broadband bus architecture over an industrial internet, wherein the field broadband bus architecture over an industrial internet comprises: a bus controller, at least one bus terminal, and a two-wire bus over which the bus controller and the bus terminal are connected to constitute a network, the bus controller communicates with any one bus terminal using an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology, and the respective bus terminals communicate with each other, also using the OFDM technology, and sub-carriers occupied by the respective bus terminals do not interfere with each other; and the method comprises:when the bus terminal initially accesses, receiving, by the bus controller, an access request transmitted by the bus terminal, wherein the access request comprises at least a fixed rate service transmission demand of the bus terminal;
allocating, by the bus controller, a preset number of sub-carriers for the bus terminal, and dividing the preset number of sub-carriers into the fixed-rate service resource blocks and the variable-rate service resource blocks in a time domain according to the fixed-rate service transmission demand of the bus terminal, wherein the fixed-rate service is transmitted over the fixed-rate service resource blocks, and the variable-rate service is transmitted over the variable-rate service resource blocks; and
determining the fixed-rate service resource blocks as an allocation result of the resource blocks of the fixed-rate service of the bus terminal, and transmitting the result of allocating the resource blocks of the fixed-rate service to the bus terminal so that the bus terminal transmits the fixed-rate service according to the result of allocating the resource blocks of the fixed-rate service;
receiving, by the bus controller, a fixed-rate service transmitted by the bus terminal in an uplink subframe over pre-allocated fixed-rate service resource blocks; and
receiving, by the bus controller, a variable-rate service transmission demand transmitted by the bus terminal in the uplink subframe during transmission of the data service at the physical layer, allocating resource blocks for a variable-rate service of the bus terminal among pre-allotted variable-rate service resource blocks according to the variable-rate service transmission demand, and transmitting a result of allocating the resource blocks to the bus terminal so that the bus terminal transmits the variable-rate service according to the result of allocating the resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,462,949

REEL HOLDING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A reel holding device configured for use with a feeder device that collects components at a supply position by sending out a component storage tape which stores each of the components in a plurality of component storage sections, and holds a plurality of component supply reels around which component storage tapes are respectively wound to be rotatable and exchangeable, the device comprising:a case which accommodates the plurality of component supply reels to be aligned in a direction of a reel axial line;
outer circumferential support members between two sides walls of the case, that support outer circumferences of the plurality of component supply reels to be rotatable such that the reel axial lines are substantially rotational symmetric to each other; and
a deviation preventing member between the two side walls, that faces the outer circumferences of the plurality of component supply reels, and that prevents the component supply reels from deviating from the outer circumferential support members,
wherein at least one of the outer circumferential support members and the deviation preventing member is an integrated rod-like member which includes a smooth surface that abuts against the outer circumferences of the plurality of component supply reels and is between the two side walls, and
wherein the integrated rod-like member is a freely rotatable rod-like roller member, and includes a diameter-reducing section which is wider than a thickness of reel flanges that respectively form ends of the component supply reels, and that is narrower than a separation distance of the reel flanges.

US Pat. No. 10,462,931

HEAT EXCHANGER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a tube in which a heat medium that exchanges heat with a heat exchange target flows, the tube having a flat shape in cross section taken along a particular direction perpendicular to a flow direction of the heat medium; and
an inner fin plate that is disposed inside the tube and has a heat transfer area in which heat transfers to and from the heat medium, wherein
the inner fin plate has a corrugated fin shape having a plurality of fins arranged along the particular direction to define a plurality of narrow passages therebetween through which the heat medium flows,
each of the plurality of fins includes a first fin element and a second fin element, the second fin element being positioned at least one of upstream and downstream of the first fin element,
the second fin element of each of the plurality of fins extends along the flow direction,
the plurality of fins includes at least one first fin and other fins in the plurality of fins,
a fin pitch between the first fin element of the at least one first fin and the first fin element of one of the other fins in the plurality of fins that is adjacent to the at least one first fin is equal to a fin pitch between adjacent first fin elements of the other fins in the plurality of fins,
a fin pitch between the second fin element of the at least one first fin and the second fin element of the one of the other fins in the plurality of fins that is adjacent to the at least one first fin is different from a fin pitch between adjacent second fin elements of the other fins in the plurality of fins,
the first fin element of each of the plurality of fins has a corrugated shape,
the second fin element of each of the plurality of fins has a linear shape,
the second fin element of each of the plurality of fins is continuously connected to the corresponding first fin element of each of the plurality of fins, when viewed in a normal direction of the inner fin plate,
the fin pitch between the second fin element of the at least one first fin and the second fin element of the one of the other fins in the plurality of fins that is adjacent to the at least one first fin is greater than the fin pitch between adjacent second fin elements of the other fins in the plurality of fins,
the second fin element of the at least one first fin is connected to the first fin element of the at least one first fin at a first connection point,
the second fin element of each of the other fins in the plurality of fins is connected to the corresponding first fin element of each of the other fins in the plurality of fins at an other connection point,
the first fin element of the at least one first fin has a first amplitude along the particular direction at the first connection point,
the first fin element of each of the other fins in the plurality of fins has an other amplitude along the particular direction at the other connection point, and
the first amplitude of the first fin element of the at least one first fin is less than the other amplitude of the first fin element of each of the other fins in the plurality of fins.

US Pat. No. 10,462,929

COOLING OF A COMPACT ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A Wireless Access Point, comprising:a housing comprising a plurality of sides each adjacent to a bottom portion, wherein the housing houses a plurality of components comprising a fan module, a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) comprising one or more Wi-Fi radios, and a power supply;
an electrical plug connected to the power supply and extending from the bottom portion for insertion into an electrical outlet for power and for physical support of the Wireless Access Point adjacent to the electrical plug;
vents disposed on the housing on a surface that is recessed from the bottom portion with the electrical plug to provide a gap for air circulation; and
a heatsink supporting the fan module, wherein the fan module is located in an interior of the housing, wherein air intake from the vents is guided between layers of the plurality of components via gaps in edges of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,462,921

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRONIC MODULE ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC MODULE ASSEMBLY

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for producing an electronic module assembly, the method comprising:curing a curable first mass extending between a substrate assembly and a module housing while a circuit carrier of the substrate assembly has a temperature of at least a first temperature;
forming an adhesive connection between a side wall of the module housing and the substrate assembly by curing a curable second mass; and
cooling down the circuit carrier subsequent to curing the first mass to below a second temperature lower than the first temperature,
wherein the electronic module is produced such that the circuit carrier comprises a heat exchange surface facing away from the cured first mass, wherein a point of the heat exchange surface opposite the cured first mass comprises, when the electronic module assembly is heated to at least the first temperature, a first distance from a lid of the module housing, wherein the point of the heat exchange surface comprises, when the electronic module assembly is cooled to less than or equal to the second temperature, a second distance from the lid of the module housing, and wherein a difference between the first distance and the second distance is at least 10 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,462,916

BATTERY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING SAID BATTERY

Feitian Technologies Co.,...

1. A battery comprises:a first electrode current collector (101),
a first electrode material (102),
an electrolyte (103),
a second electrode material (104),
a printed circuit board (PCB) structure made of a second electrode current collector (105), a PCB substrate (107), and a PCB surface layer (108),
a first electrode lead (109), and
a second electrode lead (110),
one of the first electrode current collector (101) and the second electrode current collector (105) is multiplexed as one surface layer of a printed circuit board;
the electrolyte (103) is located between the first electrode material (102) and the second electrode material (104), the first electrode material (102) is located between the first electrode current collector (101) and the electrolyte (103), the second electrode material (104) is located between the second electrode current collector (105) and the electrolyte (103), the second electrode current collector (105) is located between the second electrode material (104) and the PCB substrate (107), the PCB substrate (107) is located between the second electrode current collector (105) and the PCB surface layer (108),
the second electrode current collector (105), the first electrode lead (109) and the second electrode lead (110) are located in the same plane; the second electrode lead (110) and the second electrode current collector (105) are conducted, the first electrode lead (109) and the first electrode current collector (101) are conducted, and the first electrode lead (109) and the first electrode current collector (101) are insulated to the second electrode current collector (105) and the second electrode lead (110).

US Pat. No. 10,462,912

TACTICAL DATA CENTER SYSTEM

Klas Technologies Limited...

1. A portable computing system comprising:a transit case for providing structure for the portable computing system;
a slidably removable sled disposed inside the transit case, configured to hold a plurality of computing components and to enable access to the plurality of computing components, the slidably removable sled comprising:
a top chamber configured to hold a first type of computing device,
a bottom chamber configured to hold a second type of computing device,
a floor disposed between the top chamber and the bottom chamber, and
at least one groove disposed along an outer portion;
wherein the transit case further comprises at least one knob disposed along an outer portion thereof in alignment with the at least one groove of the slidably removable sled, wherein the at least one knob comprises a protruding arm and is configured to rotate into a position such that the protruding arm engages the at least one groove so to secure the slidably removable sled to the transit case;
a switch, disposed in the bottom chamber, to provide computer networking and communications functions; and
a plurality of computing blades, disposed in the top chamber, to provide computing capabilities, wherein each of the plurality of computing blades comprises a central processing unit (“CPU”) and a plurality of solid state drives (“SSDs”).

US Pat. No. 10,462,911

HIGH-CURRENT TRANSMITTING METHOD UTILIZING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A multilayer printed circuit board each layer of which is printed with a circuit pattern, the multilayer printed circuit board comprising via holes for connecting circuits of each layer, wherein each via hole is a through hole having a pair of open ends, and wherein each via hole comprises:a plating layer formed on a side wall of the via hole, the plating layer including a Cu plating layer plated with Cu on the side wall of the via hole and an Au plating layer formed on the Cu plating layer; and
a solder cream on the Au plating layer and filled in a vacant surface of the via holes on which the plating layer is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,462,908

CONDUCTIVE PATTERNS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

Alpha Assembly Solutions ...

1. A device comprising at least one high-aspect ratio conductive pattern disposed thereon, wherein the device comprises a substrate and wherein the high aspect ratio conductive pattern is produced by:a. disposing a support layer on the substrate defining a spacing having an effective height;
b. disposing a conductive material between the defined spacing of the support layer, wherein the conductive material comprises metal particles, said metal particles comprising a metal or a metal salt capped with a capping agent, wherein the capping agent has a molecular weight of at least about 100 g/mol; and
c. removing the support;
wherein further support layers can be disposed followed by disposing of additional conductive material to increase the effective height of the high aspect ratio conductive pattern, prior to removing the support.

US Pat. No. 10,462,907

PRINTED THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) FUNCTIONAL PART AND METHOD OF MAKING

President and Fellows of ...

1. A printed three-dimensional (3D) functional part comprising:a 3D structure comprising a structural material; at least one functional electronic device at least partially embedded in the 3D structure and having a base secured against an interior surface thereof; and one or more conductive filaments at least partially embedded in the 3D structure and electrically connected to the at least one functional electronic device, wherein each of the one or more conductive filaments comprises a percolating network of conductive particles, and wherein at least one of the one or more conductive filaments is unsupported by the 3D structure along only a portion of a length thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,462,898

PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING GARMENTS

L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A....

1. A wearable electronics device, the device comprising:a shirt;
a sensor module interface configured to be positioned over a wearer's upper back when the shirt is worn;
a plurality of elongate strips, wherein each elongate strip of the plurality of elongate strips comprises a fabric, and a plurality of electrically conductive wires extending along the length of a first side of the strip in a sinusoidal or zig-zag pattern, wherein each elongate strip of the plurality of elongate strips extends from the sensor module interface and is adhesively attached to the shirt; and
a plurality of sensors, wherein each sensor in the plurality of sensors is electrically connected to one or more of the wires of the plurality of wires of the plurality of elongate strips;
wherein at least one of the sensors of the plurality of sensors comprises a layer of conductive ink having: between about 40-60% conductive particles, between about 30-50% binder; between about 3-7% solvent; and between about 3-7% thickener; a layer of an elastic adhesive; a transition region between the conductive ink and the elastic adhesive, the transition region comprising a nonhomogeneous mixture of the conductive ink and the elastic adhesive; and an insulating resin over at least a portion of the layer of conductive ink.

US Pat. No. 10,462,893

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SURFACE MODIFICATION OF SUBSTRATE FOR ION BEAM TARGET

NEUTRON THERAPEUTICS, INC...

12. A neutron generating target comprising:a target substrate having an uneven surface wherein the uneven surface comprises one or more surface features; and
a neutron source layer disposed on the surface of the target substrate and bonded to the target substrate
wherein the one or more surface features have a height that is less than a thickness of the neutron source layer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,887

RADIATION IRRADIATION DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiation irradiation device comprising:a radiation generating part having a radiation source that generates radiation;
an arm part having the radiation generating part attached to one end thereof; and
a main body part having the other end of the arm part connected thereto,
a power source part having a three-phase inverter circuit, wherein the power source part is provided at the main body, and
a cable part for electrically connecting the three-phase inverter circuit and the radiation generating part;
wherein the three-phase inverter circuit supplies a three-phase alternating current voltage to the radiation generating part via the cable part which is extended along the arm part,
wherein the radiation generating part has two transformer circuits that generate two-system single-phase alternating voltages from the three-phase alternating current voltage, and the two transformer circuits are respectively provided as separate systems on a positive side and a negative side of the radiation source.

US Pat. No. 10,462,878

METHOD AND APPARATUS AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING TELEVISION THEATER MODE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELE...

1. A method for implementing a television theater mode, comprising:detecting playback content played by a playback terminal in real time when the playback terminal is in a playing status;
in response to detecting that the playback terminal is playing a video, detecting current statuses of theater sound equipment, lighting equipment, and a curtain;
sending a sound-and-light control command to a theater sound system and to a curtain control system based on the current statuses of the theater sound equipment and the curtain, to adjust a current playback environment as a sound-and-light environment of the television theater mode; and
reading the video resource being played, determining a video image brightness change based on the read video resource, and sending the sound-and-light control command to a lighting control system to adjust brightness of the indoor lighting equipment based on the video image brightness change;
wherein the block of “reading the video resource being played, determining a video image brightness change based on the read video resource, and sending the sound-and-light control command to a lighting control system to adjust brightness of the indoor lighting equipment based on the video image brightness change” comprises:
decoding the video in play to obtain RGB component data of a frame not yet played of the video in play;
analyzing the RGB component data to obtain a brightness value of each pixel of the frame of the video, calculating an average brightness value of each frame based on the brightness values of the pixels, and receiving a current indoor lighting intensity sent by a light sensor;
converting the received current indoor light intensity into a current indoor brightness value, and calculating a brightness value difference between the average brightness value of each frame and the current indoor brightness value; and
determining whether the brightness value difference exceeds a preset brightness change threshold difference, and if the brightness value difference exceeds the preset brightness change threshold difference, transmitting the sound-and-light control command and the brightness value difference to the lighting control system, to adjust the brightness of the indoor lighting equipment based on the brightness value difference when the playback progresses to the corresponding frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,877

OUT-OF-THE-BOX COMMISSIONING OF A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of operating a lighting system, the lighting system being configured to be coupled to a control network and comprising a plurality of luminaires and at least one of a sensor and an actuator, the method including the steps of:providing a network switch that comprises a plurality of ports for coupling devices to the network switch;
configuring the network switch by defining a first port group for coupling the plurality of luminaires and the at least one of a sensor and an actuator to the network switch, wherein the first port group comprises two or more pre-selected ports of the plurality of ports, wherein a broadcast or multicast message received at a port of the first port group from one of said at least one of a sensor and an actuator is only forwarded autonomously without a controller to the remaining ports of the first port group, and thereby to the devices connected to those ports, and wherein the first port group does not comprise one or more reserved ports of the plurality of ports; and
operating the lighting system via the network switch prior to connecting to a control network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,870

LIGHT SOURCE CIRCUIT AND ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

7. An illumination apparatus, comprising a light source circuit that comprises:a red light emitting portion configured to emit red light;
a blue light emitting portion configured to emit blue light;
a yellow-green light emitting portion configured to emit yellow-green light;
a peak wavelength of the red light being in a range of 600 to 640 nm;
a peak wavelength of the blue light being in a range of 440 to 460 nm;
a peak wavelength of the yellow-green light being in a range of 525 to 565 nm;
a peak intensity of the blue light being 65% to 100% of a peak intensity of the red light;
a peak intensity of the yellow-green light being 35% to 65% of the peak intensity of the red light;
a power supply circuit, connecting with the light source circuit and providing required power for the light source circuit; and
a controller, connecting with the light source circuit and configured for adjusting the illumination light emitted by the light source circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,462,867

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE HAVING DIFFERENT OPERATING MODES

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A circuit for controlling an intensity of a light-emitting diode (LED) light source, the circuit comprising:an LED drive circuit configured to control a magnitude of a load current conducted through the LED light source to control the intensity of the LED light source;
a current sense circuit configured to provide a load current feedback signal that indicates the magnitude of the load current; and
a control circuit configured to generate at least one drive signal for controlling the LED drive circuit to control an average magnitude of the load current to adjust the intensity of the LED light source towards a target intensity;
wherein the control circuit is configured to:
operate in a first state and a second state on a periodic basis over a plurality of burst periods, each of the plurality of burst periods including a first time period and a second time period;
control the LED drive circuit in the first state during the first time period in which the control circuit adjusts a value of an operational characteristic of the at least one drive signal to regulate a peak magnitude of the load current towards a target current in response to the load current feedback signal;
control the LED drive circuit in the second state during the second time period in which the control circuit maintains the operational characteristic of the at least one drive signal approximately constant;
when the target intensity is within a first intensity range, adjust the average magnitude of the load current by keeping a length of the first time period constant and adjusting a length of the second time period; and
when the target intensity is within a second intensity range, adjust the average magnitude of the load current by keeping the length of the second time period constant and adjusting the length of the first time period.

US Pat. No. 10,462,862

LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A light source control device, comprising circuitry to:apply a threshold current, a first emission current, and a first correction current to a light source to drive the light source to emit light to form a first pixel, the first correction current correcting the first emission current during application of the first emission current to the light source; and
apply the threshold current, a second emission current, and a second correction current to the light source to drive the light source to emit light to form a second pixel, the second correction current correcting the second emission current during application of the second emission current to the light source,
wherein the circuitry calculates a value of the second correction current by multiplying a value of the first correction current by a ratio of a value of the second emission current to a value of the first emission current, the value of the second emission current being greater than the value of the first emission current.

US Pat. No. 10,462,861

ADAPTIVE POWER REGULATION OF LED DRIVER MODULE FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING

1. A regulated power LED driver circuit comprising:a power sampling circuit comprising:
an analog multiplier that generates an input power sampling signal in the form of voltage signal by multiplying samplings of input current and input voltage;
wherein the input current sampling is a differential signal that is inputted directly into differential ports of the analog multiplier;
a power regulation circuit electrically connected to the power sampling circuit and comprising:
a voltage divider that scales down the input power sampling signal;
a compensation network adapted to receive the scaled-down input power sampling signal from the first circuit and comprising a resistor-capacitor (RC) network;
a comparator that generates a power error signal by comparing the scaled-down input power sample signal with a reference voltage;
a resistor adapted to provide a primary current feedback signal;
a switcher; and
a pulse width modulation (PWM) comparator that receives as inputs the power error signal and the primary current feedback signal and generates a modulated pulse width signal and thus controls the switcher's turning ON and OFF, to regulate the output power of the LED driver circuit; and
a power output circuit electrically connected to the power regulation circuit and comprising Oring diodes to switch between the regulated output power of the LED driver circuit and power from an external AC driver.

US Pat. No. 10,462,857

MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A microwave heating device, comprising:an oven body defining a microwave heating chamber therein and provided with a door opening detection switch and a door closing detection switch;
a drawer door provided with a door opening touch configuration and a door closing touch configuration, installed on the oven body and movable between an open position in which the microwave heating chamber is opened and a closed position in which the microwave heating chamber is closed, wherein when the drawer door is in the open position, the door opening touch configuration touches the door opening detection switch and the door closing touch configuration releases the door closing detection switch; when the drawer door is in the closed position, the door closing touch configuration touches the door closing detection switch and the door opening touch configuration releases the door opening detection switch;
a driving device configured to drive the drawer door to move between the open position and the closed position, installed on one of the oven body and the drawer door and connected with the other one of the oven body and the drawer door in a drive way; and
a controller configured to communicate with the door opening detection switch, the door closing detection switch and the driving device,
wherein the door closing detection switch comprises a monitoring switch and a first primary switch disposed at a left side of the oven body, and a secondary switch and a second primary switch disposed at a right side of the oven body,
wherein the door closing touch configuration comprises left door closing touch configuration disposed at a left side of the drawer door and right door closing touch configuration disposed at a right side of the drawer door,
wherein when the drawer door is in the closed position, the left door closing touch configuration touches the monitoring switch followed by the first primary switch, and concomitantly, the right door closing touch configuration touches the secondary switch followed by the second primary switch, thereby sending feedback signal from the door closing detection switch to the controller, and wherein the controller receives the feedback signal that the drawer door is closed in place and communicates with the driving device to stop working,
wherein when the drawer door is in the open position, the left door closing touch configuration releases the monitoring switch followed by the first primary switch, and concomitantly, the right door closing touch configuration releases the secondary switch followed by the second primary switch, until the door opening touch configuration touches the door opening detection switch thereby sending feedback signal from the door opening detection switch to the controller, and wherein the controller receives the feedback signal that the drawer door is opened in place and communicates with the driving device to stop working,
wherein a guiding rail is disposed on the oven body, a guiding rail connection plate is disposed on the drawer door, and the guiding rail connection plate is movably fitted with the guiding rail;
wherein the door opening touch configuration is configured as a position limiting block disposed at the guiding rail connection plate, and the door closing touch configuration is configured as a door hook disposed at the drawer door.

US Pat. No. 10,462,849

COIL FOR PERSONAL VAPORIZER

1. A coil for a personal vaporizer for vaping by a user, the coil comprising:a. a cup having an interior volume, said interior volume being configured to receive a concentrate to be vaporized in the personal vaporizer, said cup defines an outside surface, said outside surface not being disposed within said cup interior volume, said cup is generally cylindrical and defines a cup base and a cup open top;
b. a heating element configured to heat said concentrate within said cup interior volume, said heating element not being disposed within said interior volume when said heating element is heating said liquid, said heating element is in direct contact with said cup outside surface when said heating element is heating said concentrate;
c. a housing, said housing defining a housing open top, a housing internal volume, and a housing bottom side within said housing internal volume, said housing internal volume being configured to receive said cup within said housing internal volume, said heating element being disposed between said cup base and said housing bottom side, said housing being configured to maintain said heating element in direct physical contact with said cup base;
d. a coil cap, said coil cap being selectably attachable to said housing, said coil cap being configured to cover said housing open top and said cup open top when said coil cap is attached to said housing, said coil cap defines an outlet hole and an inlet hole, said outlet and inlet holes communicating through said coil cap, said outlet hole being configured to allow a vapor from said heated concentrate to be pulled from the coil by a person inhaling through the personal vaporizer, said inlet hole being configured to allow a makeup air to enter the coil.

US Pat. No. 10,462,845

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a first type of interface for executing a wireless communication with a mobile device according to a first communication system, the first type of interface sending the mobile device a first wireless setting for causing the mobile device to belong to a first wireless network in response to receiving predetermined information from the mobile device, the first wireless setting being used for a wireless communication using a second type of interface, the second type of interface being for executing a wireless communication with the mobile device according to a second communication system different from the first communication system, a communication speed of the wireless communication using the second type of interface being faster than a communication speed of the wireless communication using the first type of interface;
the second type of interface;
one or more processors; and
a memory that stores computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, causing the communication device to execute:
shifting the communication device to a parent station state from a specific state different from the parent station state after the first type of interface receives the predetermined information, the communication device functioning as a parent station of the first wireless network in the parent station state, the first wireless network being a network for executing a wireless communication with an external device using the second type of interface;
receiving a first request including the first wireless setting, sent by the first type of interface, from the mobile device using the second type of interface after shifting the communication device to the parent station state, the first request being for requesting the communication device to belong to the first wireless network in which the communication device functions as the parent station;
causing the mobile device to belong to the first wireless network in which the communication device functions as the parent station in response to receiving the first request; and
executing a wireless communication of first target data with the mobile device using the second type of interface via the first wireless network after the mobile device belongs to the first wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,843

METHOD FOR THE DIGITAL TRANSMISSION OF DATA BLOCKS FROM A TRANSMITTING STATION TO A RECEIVING STATION AS WELL AS A SENDING STATION, A RECEIVING STATION AND A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR USE IN THE METHOD

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for digital transmission of data blocks froma transmitting station to a receiving station, the method comprising:
providing the data blocks with error protection data at the transmitting station, wherein the error protection is transmitted via a faulty transmission channel to the receiving station, wherein, for transmission of at least one further data block, positions at which the further data block differs from a preceding data block are identified at the transmitting station, wherein delta information obtained in this way is provided with corresponding error protection;
adding the delta information with error protection to the at least one further data block provided with error protection to provide an augmented further data block, wherein the delta information is provided with a higher error protection than the at least one further data block;
transmitting the resulting augmented further data block via the faulty transmission channel to the receiving station;
storing the received preceding data block and the at least one augmented further data block, including the error protection component, in the receiving station;
retrieving the delta information of the at least one augmented further data block;
applying the delta information to the stored preceding data block to change the stored preceding data block into a transformed received preceding data block that is in a form comparable with the at least one further data block, wherein the applying of the delta information changes the stored preceding data block into an information block which corresponds to information content of the at least one further block for subsequent processing through soft combining;
soft combining the received at least one further data block and the transformed received preceding data block to produce a combined data block; and
retrieving a payload of the at least one further data block from the combined data block.

US Pat. No. 10,462,840

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SESSION MANAGEMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of managing a mobile network, the method comprising:obtaining, by a session management function (SMF), a trigger to release a packet data unit (PDU) session;
sending, by the SMF, a session release request to a user plane function (UPF), the session release request including an identifier of the PDU session to be released and requesting the UPF to drop all remaining packets of the PDU session and release contexts associated with the PDU session;
receiving, by the UPF from the SMF, the session release request;
dropping, by the UPF, all remaining packets of the PDU session and releasing said contexts associated with the PDU session; and
sending to the SMF by the UPF a response indicating an acknowledgement of the session release request.

US Pat. No. 10,462,837

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR REESTABLISHING RADIO COMMUNICATION LINKS DUE TO RADIO LINK FAILURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method operational at a wireless communication device for wireless communication with a network, the method comprising:establishing a radio communication connection with a first radio access node (RAN);
transmitting user plane data to the first RAN using control plane signaling;
determining that the wireless communication device is experiencing radio link failure (RLF) with the first RAN and that the radio communication connection should be reestablished with a second RAN;
obtaining a user equipment message authentication code (MACUE) based at least in part on one or more bits of a non-access stratum (NAS) COUNT value maintained at the wireless communication device;
sending a reestablishment message to the second RAN, wherein the reestablishment message comprises parameters used by a core network node communicatively coupled to the second RAN to authenticate the wireless communication device; and
reestablishing the radio communication connection with the second RAN, wherein the parameters comprise the MACUE.

US Pat. No. 10,462,826

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND RELATED APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a base station, first signaling to a terminal device through a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and sending, by the base station, second signaling to the terminal device through a downlink control channel, wherein the first signaling comprises a first time division duplexing (TDD) uplink-downlink configuration, the second signaling comprises a second TDD uplink-downlink configuration, and the downlink control channel is a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) or an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH);
when both the first signaling and the second signaling are sent to the terminal device, receiving, by the base station, random access message from the terminal device in a first uplink subframe within a first uplink subframe set of the first TDD uplink-downlink configuration; and
when both the first signaling and the second signaling are sent to the terminal device, after the terminal device accesses the base station,
receiving, by the base station from the terminal device, data in a second uplink subframe within a second uplink subframe set of the second TDD uplink-downlink configuration or
sending, by the base station to the terminal device, data in a first downlink subframe within a downlink subframe set of the second TDD uplink-downlink configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,462,824

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND BASE STATION SIDE AND USER EQUIPMENT SIDE DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus on a base station side in a wireless communication system, comprising:a processing unit configured to
receive a failed random access request from a user equipment, which was sent while the user equipment was in an RRC_IDLE state, wherein the failed random access request included a preamble sequence and a PRACH time-frequency resource indication which were both already received from a first successful random access request sent by another user equipment;
determine, in response to the failed random access request from the user equipment, whether the failed random access request was part of a contention-based access procedure; and
after determining the failed random access request was part of the contention-based access procedure, prepare auxiliary access information for the user equipment which was determined to have sent the second random access request which is part of the contention-based access procedure and which was determined to have included the preamble sequence and the PRACH time-frequency resource indication which were both already received from the first random access request;
wherein the auxiliary information is set so that the user equipment can use the auxiliary information in a subsequent non-contention based access request, and the auxiliary information includes a unique identification of the user equipment which sent the failed random access request for use in the subsequent non-contention based access request.

US Pat. No. 10,462,816

TRIGGER-BASED RANDOM ACCESS IN A MULTIPLE BSSID NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a wireless station in a multiple basic service set identifier (BSSID) set including a transmitted BSSID (Tx BSSID) and a number of non-transmitted BSSIDs (non-Tx BSSIDs), the method performed by the wireless station and comprising:receiving a trigger frame containing a number of association identifier (AID) values based on a group AID mapping contained in a partial virtual bitmap of a traffic indication map (TIM) element; and
determining whether the trigger frame allocates one or more random resource units (RUs) for use by the station based on one or more of the AID values contained in the trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,815

METHOD FOR RECEIVING AN MAC CE FOR CONTENTION-BASED PUSCH IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a Contention Based (CB) grant and a CB-Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) associated with the CB grant;
transmitting a first Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including an identifier of the UE without uplink data using the CB grant;
receiving a CB MAC Control Element (CE) indicated by a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) addressed to the CB-RNTI in response to the MAC PDU transmission; and
transmitting a second MAC PDU including the identifier of the UE without the uplink data using the CB grant, when the CB MAC CE does not include the identifier of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,462,810

METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION OF UNICAST CONTROL IN BROADCAST/MULTICAST TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a Node B (NB), the apparatus comprising:a transmitter; and
processing circuitry configured to:
configure a cell to have a multicast broadcast area wherein a subset of downlink subframes for the cell are configured as multicast broadcast subframes, each multicast broadcast subframe comprising a first region including a first symbol of the multicast broadcast subframe and a second region including symbols other than the first symbol of the multicast broadcast subframe;
encode multicast broadcast data in the second region of each of the multicast broadcast subframes;
encode a cell specific reference signal in the first region of at least one of the multicast broadcast subframes; and
cause the transmitter to transmit the multicast broadcast subframe to a user equipment (UE) on an orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,804

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING COEXISTENCE IN UNLICENSED BAND AMONG CELLS OF DIFFERENT OPERATORS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) with a base station (BS) of a first operator in an unlicensed spectrum, the method comprising:performing carrier sensing on a wireless local area network (WLAN) in a first potential transmission time unit (P-TTU);
detecting a Wi-Fi signal in the first P-TTU;
when an interference level of the Wi-Fi signal is below a threshold, transmitting information on a pattern of the first P-TTU desired by the UE to the BS of the first operator,
wherein the information on the pattern of the first P-TTU includes a time interval in which the UE desires to communicate with the BS of the first operator in the unlicensed spectrum;
receiving information on a pattern of a second P-TTU from the BS of the first operator, in response to the information on the pattern of the first P-TTU,
wherein the information on the pattern of the second P-TTU includes a first set of P-TTUs assigned to the BS of the first operator and a second set of P-TTUs assigned to another BS of a second operator, and
wherein the first set of P-TTUs and the second set of P-TTUs are multiplexed by a time division multiplexing (TDM);
communicating with the BS of the first operator in the first set of P-TTUs;
receiving an indication that there will be no data transmission in the second set of P-TTUs; and
communicating with the BS of the first operator in the second set of P-TTUs, upon receiving the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,462,802

DISTRIBUTED SCHEDULING FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor;
a memory comprising instructions that when executed by the processor cause the first WTRU to:
determine whether the first WTRU has D2D data to transmit to a second WTRU; and
on a condition that the first WTRU has D2D data to transmit to the second WTRU:
autonomously select a subset of scheduling assignment (SA) resources for transmission of an SA to the second WTRU from a pre-configured set of allowed SA resources,
transmit the SA to the second WTRU according to a first transmission period using the autonomously selected subset of SA resources;
determine a set of allowed device-to-device (D2D) data resources for D2D data transmission to the second WTRU,
autonomously select one or more transmission patterns for D2D data transmission to the second WTRU,
autonomously select one or more transmission parameters for D2D data transmission to the second WTRU, and
transmit D2D data to the second WTRU over the set of allowed D2D data resources according to a second transmission period using the autonomously selected one or more transmission patterns, and according to the autonomously selected one or more transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,462,794

DEFERENTIAL CHANNEL SELECTION OF CHANNELS IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

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

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an access point, a request to select an operating channel for a computing device;
determining, by the access point, a network service provider associated with the access point;
determining, by the access point, that a first neighboring access point of a plurality of neighboring access points is associated with the network service provider;
determining, by the access point, a first channel of the first neighboring access point, wherein the first channel is in an unlicensed spectrum;
determining, by the access point, that a second neighboring access point of the plurality of neighboring access points is not associated with the network service provider;
determining, by the access point, a second channel of the second neighboring access point, wherein the second channel is in an unlicensed spectrum;
performing, by the access point, a scan of a plurality of available channels in the unlicensed spectrum, wherein the plurality of available channels does not include the first channel and includes the second channel in response to determining that the first neighboring access point is associated with the network service provider and that the second neighboring access point is not associated with the network service provider; and
selecting, by the access point, the operating channel based at least partly on the scan of the plurality of available channels in the unlicensed spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,462,791

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS MULTI-BANDWIDTH

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A communication method by a communication apparatus in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:generating a physical frame including a plurality of time domain fields, and
transmitting the physical frame,
wherein the frequency domain repetition is applied to a first part of the plurality of time domain fields without being applied to a second part of the plurality of time domain fields when the frequency domain repetition is applied to the physical frame,
wherein the second part is different from the first part,
wherein the frequency domain repetition includes mapping a same information to a lower half of frequency subcarriers and an upper half of the frequency subcarriers, and
wherein a phase difference between a phase applied to information mapped to the lower half of the frequency subcarriers of the first part of the plurality of time domain fields and a phase applied to information mapped to the upper half of the frequency subcarriers of the first part of the plurality of time domain fields is 0 degree or 180 degree.

US Pat. No. 10,462,780

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING SOUNDING SIGNALS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of controlling the transmission of sounding signals by a mobile station operating in a wireless communication network the method comprising:sending configuration parameters for a sounding signal to be transmitted by the mobile station; and
subsequently sending a command or other initiating signal to the mobile station separately from said configuration parameters, to cause the mobile station to transmit the sounding signal according to said configuration parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,462,777

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A decoding method by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving a downlink control channel;
receiving a reference signal in respective physical resource block (PRB) pairs;
performing a correlation operation between a first sequence for the reference signal and a second sequence for a predetermined reference signal for decoding the downlink control channel;
comparing a correlation value in accordance with the correlation operation with a first threshold value; and
performing blind decoding of a search space for the downlink control channel in a PRB pair among the PRB pairs based on the correlation value corresponding to the PRB pair being greater than the first threshold value,
wherein the first threshold value is adjusted based on a comparison result of the correlation value and the first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,462,950

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT BONDING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An electronic component bonding device for applying pressure to an electronic component loaded on a bonding section of a circuit board so as to bond the electronic component to the bonding section of the circuit board, the electronic component bonding device comprising:multiple pressing tools configured to apply pressure to the electronic component on the bonding section of the circuit board;
a support block configured to support each of the multiple pressing tools via a following mechanism that allows the pressing tool to incline in any direction around 360 degrees; and
a drive mechanism configured to drive the support block in a vertical direction, and, via lowering operation, apply pressure to the electronic component on the bonding section of the circuit board using one of the multiple pressing tools and bond the electronic component to the bonding section of the circuit board, wherein
an upper side of each of the multiple pressing tools includes a round flange section, and
the following mechanism includes a disc-shaped support section that engages with the round flange section to incline the respective pressing tool.

US Pat. No. 10,462,947

COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting machine comprising:a board fixing device which fixes a printed circuit board;
a component supply device which supplies a component at a plurality of supply positions;
a component mounting head which includes (a) a rotating body which is rotatable around a rotation shaft line, (b) a plurality of component holding tools which are installed at an equivalent angle pitch on one circumference around the rotation shaft line, and which respectively hold a component, in the rotating body, and (c) a rotating body rotating device which rotates the rotating body which rotates the plurality of component holding tools along the circumference around the rotation shaft line;
a first component holding tool operating device which operates one component holding tool which is positioned at a first position set on the circumference among the plurality of component holding tools for holding and disengaging the component, and a second component holding tool operating device which operates one component holding tool which is positioned at a second position set on the circumference among the plurality of component holding tools for holding and disengaging the component; and
a head moving device which moves the component mounting head for receiving the component by the plurality of component holding tools from the component supply device, and for mounting the component held by the plurality of component holding tools onto the printed circuit board fixed by the board fixing device,
wherein the component supplied by the component supply device is mounted on the printed circuit board fixed by the board fixing device,
wherein the first position and the second position are set so that the second position is positioned in the middle of any two adjacent component holding tools among the plurality of component holding tools when one of the plurality of component holding tools is positioned at the first position, and
wherein, while the rotating body rotating device rotates the rotating body by a half of the alignment pitch angle of the plurality of component holding tools, the first component holding tool operating device and the second component holding tool operating device alternately operate the component holding tool which is positioned at the first position among the plurality of component holding tools, and the component holding tool which is at the second position among the plurality of component holding tools.

US Pat. No. 10,462,944

WAVE ABSORBING HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A wave absorbing heat dissipation structure, adapted to absorb electromagnetic waves of an electronic component and dissipating heat energy of the electronic component, the wave absorbing heat dissipation structure comprising:a wave absorbing heat dissipation layer, adapted to be arranged on the electronic component, having a first surface and a second surface with positions opposite to each other, the first surface covering the electronic device, wherein the wave absorbing heat dissipation layer further comprises a wave absorbing portion and a heat dissipation portion; and
a metal film, covering the second surface;
wherein, the wave absorbing heat dissipation layer is adapted to absorb the electromagnetic waves and transmit the heat energy, and the metal film is adapted to reflect the electromagnetic waves and dissipate the heat energy;
wherein the first surface further comprises a third surface and a fourth surface that are adjacent, the third surface and the fourth surface adapted to cover the electronic component, the second surface further comprises a fifth surface and a sixth surface, the metal film covers the fifth surface and the sixth surface, the wave absorbing portion has the third surface of the first surface and the fifth surface of the second surface, a through hole is formed between the third surface and the fifth surface, and the heat dissipation portion is arranged in the through hole and has the fourth surface and the sixth surface; and
wherein the wave absorbing portion is a polymer material comprising electromagnetic absorbing particles, the heat dissipation portion is a polymer material comprising heat dissipating particles, and compositions of the wave absorbing portion and the heat dissipation portion are different.

US Pat. No. 10,462,941

HEAT SINK ASSEMBLY

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A heat sink assembly for a power module, the heat sink assembly comprising:a main body having a first end and a second end, the second end being longitudinally opposite the first end;
a first cooling circuit disposed within the main body, the first cooling circuit adapted to provide a first flow of a coolant through the main body, the first cooling circuit including:
a first plurality of passages disposed within the main body and extending between the first end and the second end of the main body, each of the first plurality of passages being parallel to and spaced apart with respect to one another;
at least one first end channel disposed within the main body at the first end of the main body, the at least one first end channel adapted to provide fluid communication between each of the first plurality of passages at the first end of the main body;
at least one second end channel disposed within the main body at the second end of the main body, the at least one second end channel adapted to provide fluid communication between each of the first plurality of passages at the second end of the main body;
a first inlet provided in fluid communication with one of the first plurality of passages at the second end of the main body; and
a first outlet provided in fluid communication with one of the first plurality of passages at the second end of the main body, the first outlet being spaced apart with respect to the first inlet; and
a second cooling circuit disposed within the main body, the second cooling circuit adapted to provide a second flow of the coolant through the main body, the second cooling circuit including:
a second plurality of passages disposed within the main body and extending between the first end and the second end of the main body, each of the second plurality of passages being parallel to and spaced apart with respect to one another and with respect to each of the first plurality of passages;
at least one first end passage disposed within the main body at the first end of the main body, the at least one first end passage being spaced apart with respect to the at least one first end channel, the at least one first end passage adapted to provide fluid communication between each of the second plurality of passages at the first end of the main body;
at least one second end passage disposed within the main body at the second end of the main body, the at least one second end passage being spaced apart with respect to the at least one second end channel, the at least one second end passage adapted to provide fluid communication between each of the second plurality of passages at the second end of the main body;
a second inlet provided in fluid communication with one of the second plurality of passages at the second end of the main body, the second inlet being adjacent to and spaced apart with respect to the first outlet; and
a second outlet provided in fluid communication with one of the second plurality of passages at the second end of the main body, the second outlet being adjacent to and spaced apart with respect to the first inlet,
wherein the first cooling circuit and the second cooling circuit provide an opposing cross flow of the first flow and the second flow through the main body respectively; and
wherein the at least one first end channel and the at least one first end passage are disposed within a first insert adapted to be coupled to the first end of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,462,940

THERMAL MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR HEAT GENERATING POWER ELECTRONICS INCORPORATING HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY PYROLYTIC GRAPHITE AND COOLING TUBES

CPS Technologies, Norton...

1. A system for cooling at least one high power, heat generating device, comprising:a metal matrix composite having a coefficient of thermal expansion substantially equal to that of said at least one high power, heat generating device, said metal matrix composite having an interior volume, a top external surface, and a bottom external surface;
a cooling channel positioned within said interior volume of said metal matrix composite, the cooling channel having an inlet and outlet and connected to a liquid source, said coolant channel confining a flow of a liquid within said metal matrix composite;
at least one Pyrolytic Graphite insert positioned within said interior volume of said metal matrix composite, said at least one Pyrolytic Graphite insert having a surface area bound by a plurality of peripheral edges;
at least one of said plurality of peripheral edges of said at least one Pyrolytic Graphite insert laterally positioned in close proximity to said cooling channel; and
at least one of said at least one high power, heat generating device positioned on said top external surface of said metal matrix composite in a substantially parallel relationship with said surface area of said at least one Pyrolytic Graphite insert, wherein said at least one high power, heat generating device positioned on said top external surface of said metal matrix composite further includes a substrate positioned between said at least one of said at least one high power, heat generating device and said at least one Pyrolytic Graphite insert, wherein said substrate is positioned within said interior volume of said metal matrix composite, said substrate having a top surface coplanar to said top external surface of said metal matrix composite.

US Pat. No. 10,462,939

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a cooling jacket having an inlet for coolant and an outlet for the coolant;
a base plate;
a first semiconductor element provided on the base plate;
a second semiconductor element provided on the base plate;
a first fin provided directly under the first semiconductor element on a back surface of the base plate and placed within the cooling jacket;
a second fin provided directly under the second semiconductor element on the back surface of the base plate and placed within the cooling jacket; and
a separator provided within the cooling jacket, the separator having a first surface facing a first portion of the back surface of the base plate at which the first fin is provided, and a second surface facing a second portion of the back surface of the base plate at which the second fin is provided, and the separator being configured to divide the coolant entering the cooling jacket through the inlet into portions that pass through a first space between the first surface and the first portion of the back surface of the base plate past the first fin, and through a second space between the second surface and the second portion of the back surface of the base plate past the second fin, to respectively cool the first fin and the second fin,
wherein the separator is a separate structure from the cooling jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,462,935

COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN A DATA CENTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A thermosiphon, comprising:a condenser;
an evaporator that comprises a fluid channel and a heat transfer surface, the heat transfer surface comprising a plurality of fins or ridges that form a plurality of fluid pathways in the fluid channel that extend through the fluid channel, the evaporator configured to thermally couple to one or more heat-generating electronic devices; and
a transport member that fluidly couples the condenser and the evaporator, the transport member comprising a liquid conduit that extends through the transport member, the liquid conduit comprising an elongated slot aligned with a center of the evaporator to deliver a liquid phase of a working fluid into the fluid pathways, the transport member further comprising a bottom surface to contact a top of the heat transfer surface and vertically enclose the plurality of fluid pathways at the top of the heat transfer surface such that each of the plurality of fluid pathways comprises sidewalls formed by adjacent fins or ridges, a top barrier formed by the bottom surface of the transport member, and a bottom formed by a floor of the fluid channel,
wherein the fluid pathways are configured to transfer heat from the heat-generating electronic devices to the working fluid to change the working fluid from the liquid phase at inlets of the fluid pathways, as the working fluid flows in the fluid pathways, to a vapor phase or mixed-phase at outlets of the fluid pathways, the inlets of the fluid pathways comprising apertures defined by the sidewalls and top of the fluid pathways, and the outlets of the fluid pathways comprising apertures defined by a vertical plane perpendicular to the floor of the fluid channel, and
each of the inlets and outlets are oriented in a direction axially parallel to the sidewalls, and the working fluid flows from the inlets, in a direction transverse to the height of the fins or ridges and across at least a portion of the evaporator, to the outlets, the vapor phase or mixed-phase of the working fluid being vertically enclosed within the fluid pathways as the working fluid flows to the outlets of the fluid pathways.

US Pat. No. 10,462,932

MEMORY MODULE COOLER WITH VAPOR CHAMBER DEVICE CONNECTED TO HEAT PIPES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A memory module cooler comprising:a vapor chamber device with walls that bound a vapor chamber;
a number of heat pipes that include vapor channels, the heat pipes being connected to a first wall of the vapor chamber device such that their respective vapor channels are communicably connected to the vapor chamber;
fins extending from a second wall of the vapor chamber device, the second wall bounding the vapor chamber, the fins and the second wall being part of the same continuous body, the fins being outside of the vapor chamber; and
a cold plate cover sealed to the second wall of the vapor chamber device around the fins, wherein the cold plate cover and the second wall of the vapor chamber device bound a liquid coolant chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,462,930

FAN DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Qisda Corporation, Taoyu...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing having a plurality of heat sinks disposed on an external surface of the housing; and
a fan, comprising:
a stator unit disposed inside the housing; and
a rotor unit disposed outside the housing corresponding to the stator unit, the rotor unit comprising a fan wheel, wherein the rotor unit is isolated from the stator unit by the housing, the fan wheel is disposed on the housing, and the fan wheel and the plurality of heat sinks are on the same side of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,462,928

COMPOSITE CABLE ASSEMBLY AND SERVER HAVING THE SAME

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A server, comprising:a chassis, the chassis including a tray, a calculation module disposed on the tray, a storage module moveably with respect to the calculation module, and an accommodating space between the calculation module and the storage module; and
a composite cable assembly, comprising:
a plurality of flat cables, the flat cables overlapping each other, each flat cable including a plurality of conductor assemblies arranged spaced apart and a shielding layer covering the conductor assemblies, wherein the shielding layer includes a plurality of covering portions and a plurality of pinched portions, the covering portions and the pinched portions in combination surround and cover the conductor assemblies, each flat cable further includes an adhesive layer, and the adhesive layer is spread between the shielding layer and the conductor assemblies, so that the shielding layer filled with the adhesive layer is tightly adhered to form each pinched portion;
a cable unit, the cable unit including a plurality of transmission lines arranged horizontally and in contact with the shielding layer of an outermost one of the flat cables, wherein the cable unit is in contact with the outermost one of the flat cables, the cable unit and each flat cable are together bent to form a plurality of bent portions and a plurality of extension sections connected to the bent portions; and
a plurality of fastening units, each two fastening units being arranged in spaced-apart relationship at two sides of a respective corresponding one of the bent portions, each extension section having the same length when the cable unit and each of the flat cables are moved in a movement direction of the composite cable assembly to extend or collapse the composite cable assembly,
wherein each bent portion has a bent angle; and when the flat cable is moved in the movement direction, conductors of each conductor assembly are adhered by the adhesive layer, thereby preventing the conductors from being detached from the shielding layer, and also avoiding shifting or deformation;
wherein each extension section is bound by adhesive force or friction of each fastening unit, so that when the composite cable assembly extends or collapses, since each fastening unit tightly fastens each flat cable and the cable unit by the adhesive force or friction stronger than a force moving each flat cable and the cable unit in a longitudinal direction;
wherein the bent portions are not fastened by the fastening units, so when the composite cable assembly is moved in the movement direction to extend, a gap between two adjacent flat cables or between the outermost one of the flat cables and the cable unit at each bent portion varies in size, and when the composite cable assembly is moved in the movement direction to collapse, the gap becomes smaller until the flat cables and the cable unit at the bent portions closely contact each other; and
wherein each flat cable is a shielded cable for transmitting a signal, and each transmission line of the cable unit is a power line for delivering power.

US Pat. No. 10,462,924

RAIL-MOUNTED CONTROL SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED COOLING

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A control system for mounting to a rail, the control system comprising:a base including a mounting structure, a socket, and a body including a channel formed therein that is adapted to receive the rail;
a module for removable mounting to the socket of the base, the module comprising circuitry for processing control signals and a housing enclosing the circuitry, the housing including opposite first and second sides and opposite first and second ends, at least the first end including openings therein to permit air to flow into the housing and over the circuitry;
an air flow deflector adapted for mounting to the mounting structure of the base, the air flow deflector comprising at least one wall defining a recess and including an outer peripheral edge with portions disposed on opposing sides of the recess; and
wherein when the module is mounted to the socket of the base and the air flow deflector is mounted to the mounting structure of the base, the outer peripheral edge is disposed adjacent to the first end of the module such that the air flow deflector forms a pocket with the first end of the module, the pocket including an opening for receiving a fresh air flow disposed in a plane that is at least substantially parallel to at least one of the first and second sides of the module,
wherein the at least one wall of the air flow deflector includes a base wall and an outer wall opposite the base wall, and the at least one wall further comprising a baffle extending between the base wall and the outer wall,
wherein the baffle includes a series of openings therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,462,923

POWER MODULE, POWER CONVERTER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF POWER MODULE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

17. A power converter, comprising:a power module of claim 1;
a power input terminal connected to the power module; and
a power output terminal connected to the power module; wherein the power input terminal receives an input voltage which is converted by the power module into an output voltage outputted through the power output terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,920

POLYMER FIBER COMPOSITE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A composite, comprising:a core layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer and having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, wherein the core layer does not include reinforcing fibers;
a first set of two layers disposed over at least a portion of the core layer respectively on the first side and the second side, each layer of the first set comprising carbon fibers aligned in a first direction in a plane;
a second set of two layers disposed over at least a portion of the first set of two layers respectively on the first side and the second side, each layer of the second set comprising carbon fibers aligned in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in the plane; and
a third set of two layers disposed between the layers of the first set and the second set, respectively, on the first side and the second side, each layer of the third set comprising carbon fibers aligned in the first direction,
wherein the composite in the plane has a length and a width, wherein the length is larger than the width and the length is parallel to the second direction, wherein the first direction is parallel to the width of the composite, wherein the composite has a thickness of less than or equal to 2.5 millimeters and has a flexural modulus of greater than or equal to 40 GPa.

US Pat. No. 10,462,915

ELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRONIC MODULE HAVING A FLUID-TIGHT HOUSING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electronic module, comprisinga first circuit board including electronic components;
spacers arranged so as to be resting at least in corner regions of the first circuit board;
a cover plate positioned on the spacers;
a potting compound acting as an end-face closure that seals a gap produced by the spacers between the first circuit board and the cover plate so as to form a housing, wherein:
the electronic components are positioned within the housing;
the potting compound secures the cover plate on the first circuit board in a material-bonding manner; and
a coefficient of linear thermal expansion of the potting compound coincides substantially with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion of the first circuit board and of the cover plate; and
a carrier plate, wherein the first circuit board is positioned at a distance from the carrier plate as a carrier component, with an interspace therebetween, and the potting compound spaces the first circuit board apart from the carrier plate.

US Pat. No. 10,462,913

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING ENCLOSED WINDOW AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a window comprising a first area defining a front surface of the electronic device, a second area defining a rear surface of the electronic device, and a third area extending from the first area to the second area;
a display disposed inside the window and extending to at least a portion of each of the first area, the second area, and the third area;
a display bracket coupled to the display and disposed inside the window; and
a bonding member formed between the display and the window.

US Pat. No. 10,462,910

FITTING ELEMENT FOR FITTING TO A CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A fitting element for fitting to a circuit board, the fitting element comprising:a first fitting section for connection with a spacer element;
a second arresting section for arresting with the circuit board; and
a central section, arranged between the first fitting section and the second arresting section for forming a first stop for the spacer element and a second stop for the circuit board, wherein the second arresting section comprises at least two arresting arms, arranged at a distance from each other and connected by a wall at ends of the at least two arresting arms, the wall forming a predetermined deformation point, wherein the wall forms an assembly area, the first fitting section comprising a closed end outer surface facing in a direction away from the second arresting section and the central section.

US Pat. No. 10,462,909

WIRING BOARD MANUFACTURING METHOD AND WIRING BOARD MANUFACTURING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A wiring board manufacturing method comprising:a resin layer forming step of forming a resin layer by applying a UV-curable resin ink and applying UV light to the applied resin ink;
a wiring layer forming step of forming a wiring layer by applying a conductive ink on the resin layer and applying a laser light or a pulse light including a continuous spectrum to the applied conductive ink;
wherein
the wiring board is manufactured by layer building the resin layer and forming the wiring layer by performing the resin layer forming step and the wiring layer forming step in a predetermined order, and
in a case in which the wiring layer forming step is performed directly after performing the resin layer forming step, during the prior resin layer forming step, the UV light is applied such that an integral light amount is a first integral light amount, and
in a case in which another resin layer forming step is performed consecutively directly after performing the resin layer forming step, during at least a portion of the prior resin layer forming step, the UV light is applied such that the integral light amount is a second integral light amount that is smaller than the first integral light amount.

US Pat. No. 10,462,905

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELEMENT WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC SWITCHING ELEMENT, POWER CONVERTER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELEMENT

SCHWEIZER ELECTRONIC AG, ...

1. A printed circuit board element comprising:at least one electronic switching element integrated in the printed circuit board element;
the at least one electronic switching element comprises two semiconductor switches formed in a layer sequence of the printed circuit board element;
at least two busbars formed to contact the semiconductor switches, the busbars are arranged substantially one above the other in a layer sequence of the printed circuit board element; and
at least one intermediate circuit capacitor arranged between the at least two busbars is formed in the layer sequence of the printed circuit board element.

US Pat. No. 10,462,904

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING PACKAGE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic component mounting package, comprising:a housing including
a body portion comprising an upper surface disposed with an concave portion, a lower surface disposed with a notched portion, and a through hole extending from a bottom surface of the concave portion to a bottom surface of the notched portion, and
a projecting ridge portion located on the bottom surface of the notched portion;
a terminal comprising an upper end projecting through the through hole into an interior of the concave portion and a lower end projecting into an interior of the notched portion; and
a flexible substrate extending from the interior of the notched portion to an exterior of the notched portion, the flexible substrate being joined to the terminal, the flexible substrate abutting on the projecting ridge portion to be bent.

US Pat. No. 10,462,903

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display substrate including a screen area and a peripheral area in which a first conductive pattern is formed, the peripheral area surrounding at least a portion of the screen area;
a connector on which a second conductive pattern is formed, the connector including a curved portion;
a conductive bonding layer disposed between the peripheral area of the display substrate and the connector, and electrically connecting the first conductive pattern and the second conductive pattern; and
a cutting part disposed through the display substrate, the conductive bonding layer, and the connector,
wherein the cutting part includes a first portion surrounded by the peripheral area of the display substrate, and a second portion surrounded by the curved portion of the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,462,901

IMPLEMENTING EMBEDDED WIRE REPAIR FOR PCB CONSTRUCTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for implementing embedded wire repair for printed circuit board (PCB) constructs comprising:providing a printed circuit board (PCB) having an embedded repair wire layer in a PCB construct within a PCB stack with reference planes on opposite sides of the repair wire layer;
detecting erroneous wiring of said embedded repair wire layer in the PCB construct;
drilling an appropriate plated through hole (PTH) in the PCB stack for forming a repair connection in the erroneous wiring of said embedded repair wire layer;
wherein providing said embedded repair wire layer within the PCB stack includes providing multiple individual embedded wires within said embedded repair wire layer isolated from all other wiring layers; and
wherein providing said multiple individual embedded wires isolated from all other wiring layers includes routing respective individual embedded wires to respective plated through holes (PTHs) in the PCB stack.

US Pat. No. 10,462,900

GLASS FIBER COATINGS FOR IMPROVED RESISTANCE TO CONDUCTIVE ANODIC FILAMENT FORMATION

International Business Ma...

1. A process of improving resistance to conductive anodic filament (CAF) formation, the process comprising:dissolving a base resin material, a lubricant material, and a coupling agent in a solvent to form a functionalized sizing agent solution, the base resin material including one or more peroxide initiators;
applying the functionalized sizing agent solution to individual glass fibers following a glass fiber formation process; and
removing the solvent via a thermal process that partially converts the base resin material, resulting in formation of coated glass fibers having a flowable resin coating that is compatible with a pre-impregnated (prepreg) matrix material, the prepreg matrix material including a polyphenylene oxide (PPO)-based matrix material;
forming a prepreg material; and
incorporating the prepreg material into the manufacturing of a printed circuit board,
wherein, during one or more printed circuit board manufacturing operations, the flowable resin coating flows to fill voids between the individual glass fibers that represent conductive anodic filament (CAF) formation pathways.

US Pat. No. 10,462,897

INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE SUBSTRATE

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of making an integrated electronic device having a stiffness gradient, the method comprising:embedding a rigid electronic device in a substrate comprising an uncured polymer base, and
applying a curing agent to the substrate in a pattern,
wherein applying the curing agent in the pattern creates a portion of the substrate adjacent the embedded electronic device with a modulus in between a modulus of a portion of the substrate not adjacent to the embedded electronic device and the modulus of the rigid electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,895

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDU...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate having a ground layer disposed between opposing top and bottom surfaces, wherein a plurality of conductive contacts is disposed on the bottom surface of the substrate and are electrically connected to the ground layer by a ground stitch via, wherein the substrate includes a plurality of relief cutouts along a perimeter, wherein each conductive contact is spaced apart by one of the relief cutouts;
an electrically conductive chassis having a mounting surface mounted to the conductive contacts along the bottom surface,
wherein an electromagnetic shield comprises the ground layer, the ground stitch via, the conductive contacts and the chassis to enclose the bottom surface of the substrate and protect the bottom surface from electromagnetic interference; and
a non-conductive cover assembled to the substrate in tension so that an interior surface of the cover applies a force to the top surface of the substrate thereby ensuring the chassis maintains in electrical contact with the ground layer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,894

CIRCUIT BOARD

Force10 Networks, Inc., ...

1. A circuit board, comprising:a first board dielectric layer;
a second board dielectric layer that is located adjacent the first board dielectric layer;
a first local dielectric region that is located within the first board dielectric layer and adjacent the second board dielectric layer;
a second local dielectric region that is located within the second board dielectric layer and adjacent at least the first local dielectric region within the first board dielectric layer; and
a pair of differential conductors that are each located within at least one of the first board dielectric layer and the second board dielectric layer, within at least one of the first local dielectric region and the second local dielectric region, such that the pair of differential conductors are positioned immediately adjacent both the first local dielectric region and the second local dielectric region,
wherein the first local dielectric region and the second local dielectric region are configured with dielectric constants that are different than dielectric constants of the first board dielectric layer and the second board dielectric layer such that crosstalk between the pair of differential conductors and a third conductor located within at least one of the first board dielectric layer and the second board dielectric layer is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,462,892

MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC APPARATUS, METHOD OF USING MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF APPLYING REACTIVE GAS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A medical therapeutic apparatus which generates plasma and blows out a reactive gas generated by the generated plasma toward a target object from an outlet,wherein a temperature of the reactive gas at a target surface positioned at a distance of 1 mm or more and 10 mm or less from the outlet is 40° C. or less, and at least one of the following requirements is satisfied: (1) a hydroxyl radical concentration is 0.1 to 300 ?mol/L, and (2) a singlet oxygen concentration is 0.1 to 300 ?mol/L,
wherein the hydroxy radical concentration is measured by a method comprising applying the reactive gas to 0.4 mL of a 0.2 mol/L solution of DMPO (5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide) for 30 seconds with a distance from the outlet to a liquid surface of the solution being 5.0 mm, and measuring a hydroxyl radical concentration of the resulting solution by electron spin resonance (ESR) method, and
the singlet oxygen concentration is measured by a method comprising applying the reactive gas to 0.4 mL of a 0.1 mol/L solution of TPC (2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-3-pyrroline-3-carboxamide) for 30 seconds with a distance from the outlet to a liquid surface of the solution being 5.0 mm, and measuring a singlet oxygen concentration of the resulting solution by electron spin resonance (ESR) method.

US Pat. No. 10,462,891

COST EFFECTIVE CARTRIDGE FOR A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A crown for a plasma arc torch, the crown comprising:a body defining a distal end that is closest to a workpiece during an operation of the plasma arc torch and a proximal end opposite of the distal end, the distal end of the body disposed adjacent to and aligned with a proximal end of an electrode of the plasma arc torch;
at least one raised feature at the proximal end of the body, the raised feature adapted to depress a consumable sensor inside of the plasma arc torch to permit a flow of electrical current from a power supply; and
a surface of the body having one of (i) a depressed center to conduct the electrical current through the body, or (ii) an opening adapted to provide the electrical current to the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,462,889

ELECTRICAL PULSE GENERATOR

1. Electrical pulse generator intended to power a dielectric-barrier discharge device, the generator comprising an inductor intended to store energy that is delivered, during a charge phase, by a DC voltage source to two power supply terminals of the generator, and to transfer said energy to the dielectric-barrier discharge device during a discharge phase by the intermediary of a step-up transformer, the generator further comprising:an arrangement of a first and of a second circuits in series that are connected at a node N of the generator,
the first circuit comprising two parallel branches, one of the two branches comprising the inductor, and the other branch comprising, in series, a diode connected by its anode to the node N, and by its cathode to the primary circuit of the step-up transformer, the secondary circuit of the step-up transformer, the secondary circuit of the step-up transformer being intended to be connected to the dielectric-barrier discharge device,
the second circuit comprising a controlled switch of which the closing and the opening control, respectively, the charge and discharge phases.

US Pat. No. 10,462,886

HIGH TEMPERATURE X-RAY TUBE ASSEMBLY

Micro X-Ray, Santa Cruz,...

1. An x-ray tube assembly comprising:a housing that encloses an inner volume;
a movable divider within the inner volume, the movable divider dividing the inner volume into a first volume and a second volume, wherein the inner volume is cylindrical about a central axis and the movable divider is a sliding piston that slides along the direction of the central axis;
an x-ray tube within the first volume;
the first volume between the housing and the x-ray tube filled with an insulating fluid; and
the second volume containing a compressible gas.

US Pat. No. 10,462,885

METHOD FOR MAKING STATIC-DISSIPATIVE COMPOSITE STRUCTURE WITH EXPOSED CONDUCTIVE FIBER

Petro Guardian, L.L.C., ...

1. A method for making an object with an electrically conductive surface, comprising the steps of:1) applying a mask to a conductive fiber material, wherein the mask inhibits infiltration of a liquid resin into the conductive fiber material, and wherein the mask is not applied to some areas of the conductive fiber material;
2) disposing the conductive fiber material and the mask on a mold;
3) disposing a structural fiber and the liquid resin on the conductive fiber material and the mold, such that the liquid resin infiltrates the unmasked areas of the conductive fiber material;
4) curing the resin;
5) releasing the conductive fiber material, the structural fiber and the cured resin from the mold; and
6) removing the mask from the conductive fiber material, such that the conductive fiber material becomes exposed in the previously masked areas.

US Pat. No. 10,462,884

LIGHT FIXTURE AS AN ACCESS POINT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A light fixture for communicating with a network manager and at least one sensor, the light fixture comprising:light fixture components; and
a controller for operating the light fixture components and communicating with the network manager, the controller being configured to
receive an instruction from the network manager,
establish control of at least one sensor based on the received instruction from the network manager, and
receive sensor data from the at least one sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,883

LIGHT CONTROL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, LIGHT CONTROL COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A light control communication system comprising:a first conversion unit configured to convert an input signal in conformity with a first protocol used for controlling a lighting device into a communication signal in conformity with a second protocol;
a controller-side communication unit configured to transmit the communication signal;
a device-side communication unit configured to receive the communication signal from the controller-side communication unit; and
a second conversion unit configured to convert the communication signal received by the device-side communication unit into a control signal in conformity with the first protocol, wherein
each of the input signal and the control signal includes a first number of channels,
the first number of channels include a second number of predetermined channels including data for controlling the lighting device, the second number being smaller than the first number,
the first conversion unit extracts only data included in the second number of predetermined channels from the first number of channels in the input signal as data included in the communication signal, and
the second conversion unit generates the control signal by adding predetermined data to the data included in the communication signal to fill the first number of channels.

US Pat. No. 10,462,879

POWERLINE COMMUNICATION CONTROL OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) LIGHTING FIXTURES

Lumenpulse Group Inc., (...

1. A method for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) lighting unit via an LED lighting unit's power distribution system, the method comprising:supplying operational power to the LED lighting unit via the LED lighting unit's power distribution system;
a user adjusting at least one conventional LED dimmer associated with the LED lighting unit;
at least one master controller coupled to the power distribution system and the at least one conventional LED dimmer, the master controller:
receiving, at a lighting control command processor, a lighting unit control input from the at least one conventional LED dimmer and generating corresponding lighting unit command outputs in a lighting system command format in response to an indication of the user-adjusted setting of the at least one conventional LED dimmer; and
superimposing, at a power distribution system interface, the lighting unit command outputs onto the power distribution system and a power signal present thereon as a lighting command signal according to a lighting unit command transmission mode, and
at least one device controller coupled to the at least one master controller and the LED lighting unit, each device controller:
receiving at a command receiving interface, the lighting command signal, separating the lighting command signal from the power signal, and generating corresponding lighting control commands,
converting, at a lighting control processor, the received lighting control commands into lighting unit control commands; and
providing, at a lighting unit interface, the lighting unit control commands to the LED lighting unit to control the LED lighting unit in response to the user-adjusted setting of the at least one conventional LED dimmer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,875

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DYNAMIC COLOR ADJUSTMENT

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method of controlling chromaticity of total light in a space, comprising:generating, by a sensor system monitoring a space, a detected light signal comprising a controlled light signal component due to light produced by a plurality of controllable light sources illuminating the space and an uncontrolled light signal component due to light produced by at least one uncontrollable light source not under the control of the lighting system;
isolating the uncontrolled light signal component from the detected light signal based on electrical properties currently being used to control the plurality of controllable light sources;
dynamically calibrating the uncontrolled light signal component using a calibration table that is selected based on the uncontrolled light signal component; and
adjusting the electrical properties of the plurality of controllable light sources to approximate a target chromaticity based on the calibrated uncontrolled light signal component and the controlled light signal component.

US Pat. No. 10,462,874

WAVELENGTH SENSING LIGHTING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Environmental Light Techn...

1. A lighting system comprising:a light source operable to emit a source light;
a sensor configured to sense environmental light from an environment; and
a controller coupled to each of the sensor and the light source and configured to analyze the environmental light sensed by the sensor to at least one of detect and generate data relating to a condition of the environment, the data being transmittable in a transmitted data light;
wherein the sensor is configured to sense the presence or absence of a dominant wavelength associated with the environmental light;
wherein the controller is configured to correlate the dominant wavelength with a substance;
wherein the controller is configured to detect a level of the dominant wavelength correlated with the substance; and
wherein the controller is configured to operate the lighting system to generate an alert based upon the detected level of the dominant wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,462,873

BACKLIGHT CIRCUIT, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND BACKLIGHT ADJUSTMENT METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A backlight circuit, wherein the backlight circuit comprises a backlight power supply chip and an adjustable resistor circuit;the backlight power supply chip comprises a set pin configured to set a reference current, an input pin, and an output pin;
the adjustable resistor circuit comprises a first end connected to the set pin and a second end connected to a ground, wherein the adjustable resistor circuit further comprises a first resistor branch and a second resistor branch, wherein the first resistor branch and the second resistor branch have different resistance values used to generate different reference currents, and wherein a resistance value R1 of the first resistor branch and a resistance value R2 of the second resistor branch meet one of the following conditions:
R1?R2×maximum duty cycle2/minimum duty cycle1; and
R1?R2×minimum duty cycle1/maximum duty cycle2,wherein the minimum duty cycle1 is a minimum duty cycle when the set pin is connected to the first resistor branch, and wherein the maximum duty cycle2 is a maximum duty cycle when the set pin is connected to the second resistor branch;the adjustable resistor circuit further comprises a control end, wherein the control end is configured to receive a switching signal, and the adjustable resistor circuit selects, according to the switching signal, a resistor branch from the first resistor branch and the second resistor branch to connect to the set pin for generating the reference current; and
the backlight power supply chip is configured to generate a drive current based on the reference current and a duty cycle of a pulse-width modulation (PWM) signal, wherein the PWM signal received by the input pin, and wherein the backlight power supply chip is further configured to output the drive current by using the output pin, wherein the drive current is used to drive a backlight source to emit.

US Pat. No. 10,462,872

ELECTRICAL LOAD SET CIRCUIT, LIGHT STRIP AND CONTROL APPARATUS THEREFOR

1. An electrical circuit comprising at least four electrical loads and a plurality of control signal lines, first and second ones of the electrical loads being polarized and connected in reverse polarity with each other between two of the control signal lines, a third one of the electrical loads being polarized and connected between one of the two control signal lines and a different one of the control signal lines, and a fourth one of the electrical loads being polarized and connected between the different one of the control signal lines and one of the two control signal lines, the connections between the third and fourth electrical loads to the different one of the control signal lines being of opposite polarity, whereby:a) one of the first and second electrical loads is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied between the two control signal lines; the different control signal line being kept in a floating state;
b) the second electrical load is independently selectively activated when the signals are reversed with the different control signal line remaining in the floating state;
c) the third electrical load is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied between the one of the two control signal lines and the different control signal line, the other of the two control signal lines being kept in a floating state; and
d) the fourth electrical load is independently selectively activated when opposite signals are applied to the other of the first and second control signal lines and the different control signal line, the one of the first and second control signal lines being kept in a floating state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,871

MANUALLY CONTROLLABLE LED CORRELATED COLOR TEMPERATURE LIGHT FIXTURE

ETi Solid State Lighting ...

1. An LED light fixture comprising:at least two groups of LEDs, each of said at least two groups of LEDs being electrically coupled together for emitting illumination of a particular correlated color temperature different from the correlated color temperature of said other of said at least two groups of LEDs in response to receiving electric power, at least a respective one of said LEDs being incorporated in at least one of said at least two groups of LEDs;
electrical circuitry including at least three electrical circuits, each of said at least three electrical circuits including at least one group of said at least two groups of LEDs and at least one selected combination of said at least two groups of LEDs;
electrical switching components for each of said at least three electrical circuits, said electrical switching components being actuated for connecting a selected one of the group consisting of said at least two groups of LEDs and said at least one selected combination of said at least two groups of LEDs in one of said electrical circuits to electrical power to effect the emission of illumination of at least one of said at least three values of correlated color temperatures; and
a controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly to actuate a selected one of said electrical switching components to connect a selected group of one of said at least two groups of LEDs and said at least one selected combination of said at least two groups of LEDs to electrical power to cause said selected group of LEDs to emit illumination of the particular correlated color temperature of said selected group of LEDs, said controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly including a digitally operated switch actuating member for actuating said controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly; and
a switch holding structure for holding for operation said digitally operated switch actuating member.

US Pat. No. 10,462,869

LIGHT CONTROL CIRCUIT AND OPTICAL ENCODER SYSTEM

PIXART IMAGING INC., Hsi...

1. A light control circuit, comprising:a first squaring circuit configured to receive a first detected signal, a second detected signal and a common mode voltage signal, and output a first current squaring signal, wherein the second detected signal is out of phase from the first detected signal;
a second squaring circuit configured to receive a third detected signal, a fourth detected signal and the common mode voltage signal, and output a second current squaring signal, wherein the third detected signal is perpendicular to the first detected signal, the fourth detected signal is perpendicular to the second detected signal, and the common mode voltage signal is obtained according to the first, second, third and fourth detected signals;
a square sum circuit configured to calculate a sum of current squaring of the first current squaring signal and the second current squaring signal;
a converting circuit configured to convert the sum of current squaring to a detected voltage signal; and
a constant voltage source configured to output a reference voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,868

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR DRIVING LED LAMP WITH A DIMMER

BCD Semiconductor Manufac...

1. A driver circuit for an LED (light-emitting diode) lamp, comprising:a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding;
a dimmer circuit coupled to a power source and the primary winding for varying an input voltage to the primary winding;
a power switch coupled to the primary winding for controlling a current flow in the primary winding;
an output rectifying circuit coupled to the secondary winding and the LED lamp for providing an output current to the LED lamp;
a controller coupled to the dimmer circuit to receive an average input voltage signal from the dimmer circuit, the controller being coupled to a control terminal of the power switch and configured to vary the output current according to the average input voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,866

BURNING ADDRESS METHOD FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LAMP

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A burning address method for a light emitting diode lamp receiving a contactless burning signal and comprising:the light emitting diode lamp wirelessly receiving a wireless signal from a burner;
the light emitting diode lamp determining whether the wireless signal comprises a wireless starting signal or not;
if the wireless signal comprises the wireless starting signal, the light emitting diode lamp performing a burning procedure to convert a wireless address signal in the wireless signal into a local address data and storing the local address data into an address memory;
if the wireless signal does not comprise the wireless starting signal, the light emitting diode lamp omitting the burning procedure; and
after the light emitting diode lamp finishes the burning procedure, performing a verification procedure to wirelessly transmit the local address data stored in the address memory to a verification module, so that the verification module determines whether the local address data wirelessly received by the verification module is the same with the local address data in the wireless address signal or not.

US Pat. No. 10,462,865

DIMMING CONTROL OF LIGHTING MODULES

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:a voltage source circuit;
a first light module comprising a first current source circuit and a first light emitting diode (LED) light source; and
a second light module comprising a second current source circuit and a second LED light source, wherein the voltage source circuit is configured to provide a voltage source output voltage to the first current source circuit and to the second current source circuit, wherein the first current source circuit is configured to provide a first current to the first LED light source, wherein the second current source circuit is configured to provide a second current to the second LED light source, wherein a first light provided by the first LED light source is fully dimmed when the first current has a minimum amplitude corresponding to a lower voltage level of the voltage source output voltage that is higher than zero volts and lower than an upper voltage limit of the voltage source output voltage, and wherein a second light provided by the second LED light source is fully dimmed when the second current has approximately the minimum amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,462,864

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT STRUCTURES

Austin IP Partners, Aust...

1. A Light Emitting Diode (LED) light system comprising:a LED light including:
a bridge rectifier configured to convert an alternating current power source to a rectified output;
control circuitry configured to produce a plurality of shunt signals based upon a voltage of the rectified output; and
a series connected Light Emitting Diode (LED) string coupled directly across first and second outputs of to the bridge rectifier, the series connected LED string having a primary group of LEDs and at least one secondary group of LEDs; and
a switch coupled to the plurality of secondary group of LEDs and controlled by the shunt signal to selectively deactivate the at least one secondary group of LEDs;
a communication module; and
a controller configured to control the LED light based upon interaction with the communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,462,863

DIMMER INTERFACE HAVING REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) light system comprising:a plurality of LED devices;
a driver circuit electrically coupled to the plurality of LED devices; and
a dimmer switch interface comprising:
a transformer having a first winding and a second winding, the first winding being electrically coupled to at least one input terminal to receive a dimmer input voltage, the second winding being electrically coupled to the driver circuit to provide a dimmer output voltage, to the driver circuit, based on the dimmer input voltage, and the first winding being magnetically coupled to the second winding,
a current source electrically coupled to the second winding, and
a control circuit communicatively coupled to the current source and configured to:
detect the dimmer output voltage,
on a condition that the dimmer output voltage is below a threshold, determine that a dimmer switch is in a standby mode, and
on a condition that the dimmer switch is in the standby mode, provide a control signal to the current source, the control signal having a cycle comprising a first portion during which the control signal has a first duty cycle and a second portion during which the control signal has a second duty cycle greater than the first duty cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,462,860

CONTROLLER FOR SWITCHING REGULATOR, SWITCHING REGULATOR AND LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

ELITE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMOR...

1. A controller for a switching regulator of a LED lighting system, comprising:a current monitor, used to sense a LED current passing through a current sensing resistor of the switching regulator, and to generate a sensing current; and
a voltage divider, connected to the current monitor, used to receive the sensing current to generate a first through third divided voltages, wherein the first divided voltage is larger than the second divided voltage, and the second divided voltage is larger than the third divided voltage;
an integration circuit, connected to the voltage divider, used to compare the second divided voltage with a reference voltage, and to generate an integration voltage across a RC circuit thereof accordingly; and
a comparator circuit, connected to the integration circuit and the voltage divider, used to compare the integration voltage with the first divided voltage and the third divided voltage, and to generate a driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,859

CLOCKED FLYBACK CONVERTER CIRCUIT

1. A clocked flyback converter circuit for operating one or more lighting means (11), comprising:a controllable switch (7);
a transformer (5) having a primary winding (4), which is coupled to the controllable switch (7), and a secondary winding (6), to which lighting means (11) can be coupled;
a control device (14) for activating the switch (7); and
means (8) for direct or indirect recording of the current through the switch (7) in the switched-on state, and for supplying a signal reflecting this current to the control unit (14);
wherein the control unit (14) is configured to switch the switch (7) off when the signal reflecting the current has reached a variable switch-off threshold (Is), to modify the switch-off threshold (Is) for modifying the power transmitted by the flyback converter circuit (3) but not below a minimum value (Imin), and to switch from operation in the limit mode to operation in a discontinuous mode in order to obtain a further reduction of the power transmitted by the flyback converter circuit (3) where the minimum value (Imin) serves as a fixed switch-off threshold; and wherein the transformer (5) has a primary-side auxiliary winding (15), to which the control unit (14) is coupled in order to record a voltage curve over the auxiliary winding (15), and the control unit (14) switches the switch back on when operating in the discontinuous mode at a point in time at which the voltage is at a zero crossing after a local minimum in the voltage curve; and further wherein a dimming signal (D) can be sent to the control unit (14), and the control unit is configured to modify the switch-off threshold (Is) in accordance with the dimming signal in the limit mode, and is configured to modify the point in time of switching the switch back on in accordance with the dimming signal (D) in the discontinuous mode when the minimum value (Imin) serves as the fixed switch off threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,858

VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp, comprising:a planar light-emitting structure having a first substrate on which an organic electroluminescent emission element is formed, a single linear anode feeder element and a single linear cathode feeder element electrically connected to the organic electroluminescent emission element being provided on a back surface along an outer periphery thereof; and
a second substrate connected to the planar light-emitting structure such as to be in contact with the anode feeder element and the cathode feeder element; wherein
the anode feeder element is longer than the cathode feeder element as gauged along the outer periphery of the planar light-emitting structure,
the second substrate is provided with an extended shape that extends along an outer periphery of the light-emitting structure, and
the extended shape is configured to be in contact with one of terminal portions of the anode feeder element, one of terminal portions of the cathode feeder element, the other terminal portion of the cathode feeder element, and the other terminal portion of the anode feeder element in the stated order from one end of the extended shape to the other.

US Pat. No. 10,462,854

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HEATING ANNULAR WORKPIECE, AND HEATING COIL

NETUREN CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A heating apparatus for an annular workpiece having a first rim, a second rim and a bottom portion between the first rim and the second rim that are provided continuously in a circumferential direction, the heating apparatus comprising heating coils to be opposed to a portion of the annular workpiece, the heating coils and the annular workpiece being movable relative to each other in the circumferential direction to heat a recessed surface of the annular workpiece by induction heating, the recessed surface being formed by the first rim, the second rim and the bottom portion,wherein the heating coils comprise:
a first heating coil comprising a first corner conductor portion opposed to a first corner portion between the first rim and the bottom portion, and a first bottom conductor portion connected to the first corner conductor portion so as to be opposed to the bottom portion; and
a second heating coil comprising a second corner conductor portion opposed to a second corner portion between the second rim and the bottom portion, and a second bottom conductor portion connected to the second corner conductor portion to be opposed to the bottom portion,
wherein the first bottom conductor portion comprises a first bottom longitudinal conductor portion extending in the circumferential direction, the first corner conductor portion being longer than the first bottom longitudinal conductor portion, and
the second bottom conductor portion comprises a second bottom longitudinal conductor portion extending in the circumferential direction, the second corner conductor portion being longer than the second bottom longitudinal conductor portion.

US Pat. No. 10,462,853

INDUCTION PRE-HEATING AND BUTT WELDING DEVICE FOR ADJACENT EDGES OF AT LEAST ONE ELEMENT TO BE WELDED

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. An induction pre-heating and butt welding device for adjacent edges to be joined of at least one element to be welded, of the type comprising an induction pre-heating head of the adjacent edges and a welding head arranged in tandem with respect to the pre-heating head, immediately downstream of the pre-heating head, with respect to a welding direction along which, in use, the pre-heating and welding heads are moved according to a welding trajectory; characterized in that the pre-heating head comprises, in combination:support structure shaped as a sliding block and adapted to move over the edges to be welded, parallel thereto;
a first inductor lying in a first plane, which is parallel to a plane containing, or passing through, the edges to be welded, which is integrally supported by the support structure at a predetermined distance from the edges to be welded; and
a second inductor lying in a second plane, perpendicular to the first plane and integrally supported by the support structure so as to be in use interposed between the edges to be welded and arranged at a predetermined distance from the first inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,851

MOLTEN METAL HOLDING FURNACE

Tounetsu Co., Ltd., Fuji...

1. A molten metal holding furnace comprising:a furnace body including a bottom wall, a ceiling wall, and a side wall extending between the bottom wall and the ceiling wall to form a molten metal containing space defined by the bottom wall, the ceiling wall, and the side wall, the furnace body including at least one insertion hole formed to extend through the side wall or the ceiling wall; and
a heating tube including a heat generator and inserted in the at least one insertion hole, the molten metal holding furnace for holding a molten metal contained in the molten metal containing space at a predetermined temperature by using heat generated by the heat generator,
wherein the at least one insertion hole includes an inside cylindrical portion and an outside cylindrical portion in a region from an inside end portion to an outside end portion of the side wall or the ceiling wall, the inside cylindrical portion extending from a starting point at or adjacent the inner end portion to an intermediate point between the inside and outside end portions, the outside cylindrical portion extending from the intermediate point to a terminal point at or adjacent the outside end portion, the inside cylindrical portion having an inner diameter increasing gradually from the starting point to the intermediate point and the outside cylindrical portion having a constant inner diameter,
wherein the heating tube includes a distal cylindrical portion corresponding to the inside cylindrical portion and a proximal cylindrical portion corresponding to the outside cylindrical portion, the distal cylindrical portion having an outer diameter increasing discontinuously from the starting point toward the intermediate point and the proximal cylindrical portion having a constant outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the distal cylindrical portion at the intermediate point,
wherein the heating tube is inserted and positioned in the at least one insertion hole with the distal cylindrical portion of the heating tube located at the inside cylindrical portion of the at least one insertion hole and with the proximal cylindrical portion of the heating tube located at the outside cylindrical portion of the at least one insertion hole,
wherein a filling material is filled between the distal cylindrical portion of the heating tube and the inside cylindrical portion of the at least one insertion hole,
wherein the heating tube has a stepped portion formed of an annular surface extending radially between the distal cylindrical portion and the proximal cylindrical portion of the heating tube,
wherein a tubular member is disposed between the proximal cylindrical portion of the heating tube and the outside cylindrical portion of the at least one insertion hole,
wherein a fixing member is disposed outside the tubular member,
wherein the fixing member is coupled to the furnace body through a fastener, and
wherein the tubular member is pressed against the stepped portion of the heating tube by the fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,462,850

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CERAMIC SINTERED BODY, CERAMIC SINTERED BODY, AND CERAMIC HEATER

NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Yo...

1. A method of manufacturing a ceramic sintered body, comprising:a film forming step of forming, on a surface of a heat-resistant metal material which is molybdenum or a molybdenum alloy, a metal coating film made of titanium, tantalum, or zirconium which is a metal material having a standard free energy of formation of metal carbides lower than that of the heat-resistant metal material;
a molding step of disposing the heat-resistant metal material provided with the coating film in the film forming step at a predetermined position in powder that serves as a starting material of a ceramic base, and molding a ceramic green body by press-molding the powder; and
a sintering step of generating a ceramic sintered body by sintering the ceramic green body molded in the molding step;
wherein the metal coating film suppresses a carbonization reaction of the heat-resistant metal material during the sintering.

US Pat. No. 10,462,848

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

4. A communication method implemented by a computer, for relaying communication from an application operating on a terminal to a communication destination, the method comprising:switching a communication protocol for the communication from a first protocol to a Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocol in accordance with a connection condition with the communication destination for the communication;
detecting whether a notification of a completion of a specific communication is necessary for the application to continue the communication,
transmitting the notification to the application when the notification is detected as necessary in the detecting; and
notifying the terminal of a failure of the specific communication in cases when the notification has been transmitted to the application and the specific communication in the DTN protocol results in failure.

US Pat. No. 10,462,847

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL CIRCUIT, AND CONTROL METHOD

KIWI TECHNOLOGY INC., Zh...

1. A wireless communication system, comprising:one or more wireless gateway modules having a gateway controller and a wireless gateway transceiver that connect with one or more terminals via multiple channels and receive data transmitted by each terminal;
a wireless transmission module having a wireless transceiver and a controller for transmitting data; and
a control circuit connected with the one or more wireless gateway modules and the wireless transmission module via a connection line, the control circuit performing a control method comprising:
receiving data from one wireless gateway module;
computing a transmission time according to size of the data and a transmission timestamp of the data;
generating a transmission request that is in a transmission queue with the data;
retrieving the transmission request and the data from the transmission queue according to the transmission time; and
transmitting the transmission request and the data to the wireless transmission module and the wireless transmission module designating a transmission channel for transmitting the data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,844

DYNAMIC PACKET RELAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENSOR NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A dynamic packet relay method of a personal area network (PAN) coordinator and a device associated with the PAN coordinator in a sensor network, the dynamic packet relay method comprising:receiving, at the PAN coordinator, a Child_Register message that includes information about a device associated with a coordinator and building or updating a network hierarchical structure;
monitoring, at the PAN coordinator, reception of a packet or a beacon from the coordinator and determining whether the coordinator is defective or not;
in response to a determination that the coordinator is defective, changing, at the PAN coordinator, a current coordinator to one of devices belonging to a PAN as a new coordinator
wherein during an inactive period of the RAN coordinator, the device associated with the coordinator transmits a packet to the coordinator and receives a beacon from the coordinator, and
wherein, when the coordinator is defective, one of the devices belonging to the PAN that received the packet transmitted during the inactive period of the PAN coordinator is determined as the new coordinator.

US Pat. No. 10,462,842

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING S1AP SIGNALING

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A method for transmitting S1 Application Protocol (S1AP) signaling, the method comprising:receiving, by a smart edge device, a Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) message, carrying uplink S1AP signaling of a terminal, transmitted by a small cell, determining an operator network corresponding to the terminal based upon an S1 Access Point Identifier (S1AP ID) carried in the uplink S1AP signaling, and transmitting the SCTP message carrying the uplink S1AP signaling to a signaling gateway (He-GW) of the operator network; and
receiving, by the smart edge device, an SCTP message, carrying downlink S1AP signaling of the terminal, transmitted by the He-GW of the operator network, determining the small cell corresponding to the terminal based upon an S1AP ID carried in the downlink S1AP signaling, and transmitting the SCTP message carrying the downlink S1AP signaling to the small cell.

US Pat. No. 10,462,841

EFFICIENT SECONDARY CELL GROUP CHANGE PROCEDURE FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a master network node from a secondary network node, a secondary network node modification required message comprising secondary cell group configuration information for a plurality of secondary cell group data radio bearer type changes, wherein the secondary network node modification required message is configured to initiate a secondary network node modification procedure;
deciding to reject at least one of the plurality of secondary cell group data radio bearer type changes;
deciding to accept at least one other of the plurality secondary cell group data radio bearer type changes;
sending, from the master network node to the secondary network node, a secondary network node modification request comprising an indication that the master network node rejected the at least one of the plurality of secondary cell group data radio bearer type changes, and that release of at least one secondary cell group data radio bearer, for which the master network node rejected a secondary cell group data radio bearer type change, is to be performed with the secondary network node; and
sending, from the master network node to a terminal, a connection reconfiguration message, wherein the connection reconfiguration message includes secondary cell group configuration information for the at least one accepted secondary cell group data radio bearer type change, wherein the sending of the connection reconfiguration message is done before the master network node receives a secondary network node modification request acknowledgement from the secondary network node.

US Pat. No. 10,462,839

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SIDELINK TERMINAL INFORMATION OF TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL UTILIZING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for reporting first information in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, from a serving cell on a first frequency, second information which includes a request to report the first information;
acquiring, from a cell on a second frequency, system information including parameters related to a sidelink discovery procedure;
selecting a target cell on the second frequency;
reporting, to the serving cell, the first information which includes the parameters acquired from the system information and an identifier (ID) of the target cell; and
receiving a sidelink configuration related to the target cell from the serving cell,
wherein the second frequency is different from the first frequency,
wherein the first information is reported within a predetermined time duration, and
wherein the UE performs the sidelink discovery procedure on the target cell based on the sidelink configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,462,838

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Mastercard International ...

1. A computer implemented method of controlling a slave communication device from a master communication device, said method comprising:displaying, on a display of the master communication device, an indication of a plurality of slave communication devices paired with the master communication device on a wireless network, wherein each of the plurality of slave communication devices is configured to electronically generate a user interface, wherein each electronically generated user interface is configured to be displayed on a display of the respective slave communication device, and wherein each electronically generated user interface comprises user controls for controlling each of the plurality of slave communication devices, the user controls comprising icons displayed for each of a voice call function of each of the plurality of slave communication devices, an access email function of each of the plurality of slave communication devices, a view and edit contact function of each of the plurality of slave communication devices, and a view and edit calendar function of each of the plurality of slave communication devices;
receiving, on the master communication device, a user selection of a slave communication device from the plurality of slave communication devices;
displaying, on a virtual phone display region of the display of the master communication device, the electronically generated user interface of the selected slave communication device, the electronically generated user interface of the selected slave communication device comprising the user controls of the selected slave communication device, thereby the virtual phone display region of the display of the master communication device and the display of the selected slave communication device display the electronically generated user interface of the selected slave communication device;
receiving a user interaction with the user controls of the selected slave communication device via the display of the master communication device;
transmitting control signals on a wireless network connection to cause the selected slave communication device establish a voice call in response to the user interaction; and
transmitting and receiving bi-directional audio signals to and from the selected slave communication device over the wireless network connection to facilitate the voice call.

US Pat. No. 10,462,834

OFFLOADING THROUGH SIMPLIFIED MULTIFLOW

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for traffic management in a wireless communications system, comprising:initiating, at a radio network controller (RNC), a transmission of a configuration that instructs a user equipment (UE) to transmit a first channel quality indicator (CQI) associated with a first cell having a first high speed downlink channel with the UE and a second CQI associated with a second cell having a second high speed downlink channel with the UE, and to decode traffic from one of the first cell and the second cell;
wherein the traffic is stored at the RNC and scheduled for transmission to the UE, and a portion of the traffic scheduled for transmission is routed by the RNC to the UE via the first cell; and
wherein the first CQI and the second CQI are included in one or more CQI reports that are transmitted to each of the first cell and the second cell and wherein the first cell and the second cell filters the one or more CQI reports according to parameters and level of granularity identified by the RNC;
receiving, at the RNC, the first CQI and the second CQI with at least one of the first CQI and the second CQI including whether the UE is equipped with interference cancellation and suppression capabilities according to the parameters and the level of granularity identified by the RNC;
determining, at the RNC, whether to reroute the traffic scheduled for transmission to the UE via the second cell based on receiving the first CQI and the second CQI and whether the UE is equipped with interference cancellation and suppression capabilities; and
rerouting a remaining portion of the traffic scheduled for transmission to the UE from the first cell to the second cell based on the determining,
wherein said portion comprises queued traffic packets at the RNC.

US Pat. No. 10,462,833

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device configured to communicate with another communications device using resources of a wireless interface provided by a wireless communications network in accordance with a device-to-device (D2D) communication protocol, the communications device comprising:circuitry configured to
select resources from a first pool of resources allocated for transmitting D2D broadcast messages;
transmit broadcast messages using the selected resources of the first pool of resources;
select resources from a second pool of resources allocated for transmitting D2D unicast messages; and
transmit unicast messages using the selected resources of the second pool of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,462,832

MOBILE PEER-TO-PEER CONTENT SHARING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A method for a direct device-to-device communication in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving, by a stationary device, a first set of information associated with a first mobile device, wherein the first set of information includes identification information of the first mobile device to enable discovery of the first mobile device by a second mobile device;
after receiving the first set of information, transmitting, by the stationary device, a query for state information associated with the first mobile device;
receiving, by the stationary device, a response to the query, wherein the response to the query includes the state information associated with the first mobile device;
receiving, by the stationary device, a request that is transmitted by the second mobile device;
in response to the request, transmitting, by the stationary device to the second mobile device, a second set of information,
wherein the second set of information is based on the state information associated with the first mobile device,
wherein the second set of information includes location information of the first mobile device, and
wherein the location information is usable by the second mobile device to determine whether to establish a direct device-to-device communication between the first mobile device and the second mobile device based on a proximity of the first mobile device to the second mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,831

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION CHANNEL TO ALLOW AN INTRODUCTION OF OPERATORS OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION CAPABLE DEVICES

1. A system comprising:a server device comprising a processing device and a non-transitory computer-readable medium that is configured for storing:
a first user private profile that is associated with a first user ID and that stores personally identifiable information of a first user;
a first user public profile that stores data describing a physical attribute of at least one of the first user or a physical object associated with the first user;
a second user private profile that is associated with a second user ID and that stores personally identifiable information of a second user;
a second user public profile that stores data describing a physical attribute of at least one of the second user or a physical object associated with the second user; and
a communication link management engine that is executable by the processing device to:
receive a request for a code from a first user device that is controllable by the first user and that is configured for electronically communicating via a network, the request identifying or being associated with the first user ID;
provide the first user device with access to the code and associate the code with the first user private profile;
receive the code from a second user device that received the code in a channel other than through the server device from the first user, the code being received by the server device with the second user ID or associated with the second user ID; and
in response to receiving the code from the second user device, associate the code to the second user private profile, establish a communication link between the first user device and the second user device to allow the first user device to communicate electronically with the second user device for a predetermined finite period of time,
apply permissions to the communication link that:
permit the second user device to access, from the first user public profile and during the predetermined finite period of time, the physical attribute of the at least one of the first user or the physical object associated with the first user,
prohibit the second user device from accessing, from the first user private profile, the personally identifiable information of the first user that is stored in the first user private profile,
permit the first user device to access, from the second user public profile and during the predetermined finite period of time, the physical attribute of the at least one of the second user or the physical object associated with the second user, and
prohibit the first user device from accessing, from the second user private profile, the personally identifiable information of the second user that is stored in the second user private profile.

US Pat. No. 10,462,830

PROXIMITY ENABLED COMMUNICATION NETWORK SYSTEM FOR PERIPHERAL DEVICE

1. A proximity enabled communication network system for peripheral device comprising:at least a first wireless communications device (WCD) in operation by a first user, said at least first WCD configured in networked communication with a central server, said at least first WCD discoverable over network by transmission of repeating signals whereby a unique first user location is continuously determinable; and
at least one radiant pointing device configured in wireless communication with the at least first WCD, said at least one radiant pointing device having a directionally sensitive member disposed sensible of a vector when a directable radiant emission, wieldable by the first user to tag objects, is sensed incident an object;
wherein a unique object location of any object determined incident the directable radiant emission is sensible to the at least first WCD and object data pertinent to said object is uploadable to the central server and downloadable therefrom for display on the at least first WCD when said object is subsequently tagged.

US Pat. No. 10,462,825

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELAY BASED POWER RAMPING OF DEVICES

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by one or more IoT (Internet of Things) devices, a request to a base station, the request comprising a preamble for accessing one or more resources of the base station;
upon reception of a message including a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value for configuring power of the one or more IoT devices to a first power level from the base station specific to the request, initiating at a first time interval, over a first Random-access channel (RACH) transmission channel by the one or more IoT devices, a first Random-access channel (RACH) process based on the RSSI value extracted from the message by configuring power of the one or more IoT devices to the first power level;
upon failure of the first RACH process:
computing, by the one or more IoT devices, one or more time delays specific to power ramping of the one or more IoT devices;
initiating, at a second time interval, a second RACH process for the one or more IoT devices based on the one or more computed time delays; and
upon initiating the second RACH process, ramping power of the one or more IoT devices to one or more power levels based on the one or more computed time delays and independent from number of RACH process transmission, wherein the one or more time delays are computed based on the extracted RSSI value associated with the one or more IoT devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,818

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN NETWORK DEVICES OVER A NON-DETERMINISTIC NETWORK

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of transmitting data between network devices over a non-deterministic network with a multiple channel access method, wherein the non-deterministic network comprises a plurality of network devices, comprising the steps of:synchronising clocks of individual network devices of the plurality of network devices with each other,
dividing time available for transmitting the data into timeslots,
designating respective pairs of consecutive timeslots to the individual network devices of the plurality of network devices, wherein an individual network device transfers data only during the respective pairs of timeslots designated to it, and
evaluating, whether a network device of the plurality of network devices shall retransmit data, which it has already transmitted during a first timeslot of a pair of timeslots, within the second timeslot of the pair of timeslots,
wherein a first clock of a first network device of the plurality of network devices shall be synchronised with a second clock of a second network device of the plurality of network devices,
wherein the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device differ by an offset and the offset changes over time due to a drift,
wherein synchronising the first clock of the first network device with the second clock of the second network device comprises the steps of:
determining the drift between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a first step,
compensating for the determined drift between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a second step, and
determining and compensating for the offset between the first clock of the first network device and the second clock of the second network device in a third step.

US Pat. No. 10,462,817

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING CHANNEL ACCESS IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of controlling channel access performed by an access point (AP) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving, from a target wake time (TWT) station (STA), a request frame comprising a bit value indicating whether protection of a resource for a TWT is requested to the AP;
determining whether the resource for the TWT is to be protected;
transmitting, to the TWT STA, a response frame comprising a bit value indicating whether the resource for the TWT is to be protected, in response to receiving the request for the protecting the resource; and
transmitting, to traffic indication map (TIM) STAs, a beacon frame including TIM information indicating that the TWT STA is allowed to access during the protected resource for the TWT,
wherein an STA listens for the beacon frame including the TIM information when the STA is a TIM STA.

US Pat. No. 10,462,814

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING ENHANCED DISTRIBUTED CHANNEL ACCESS PARAMETERS FOR SUBSETS OF WIRELESS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for configuring channel access parameters in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying a first subset of wireless devices and one or more additional subsets of wireless devices in a group of wireless devices, each wireless device of the first subset of wireless devices having a first performance characteristic, and each of the one or more additional subsets of wireless devices having a respective performance characteristic;
generating a channel access parameter set element including a first parameter value in a first parameter field for the first subset of wireless devices, and including a respective parameter value in a respective parameter field for each of the one or more additional subsets of wireless devices; and
transmitting the channel access parameter set element to at least one wireless device of each of the subsets of wireless devices, the transmitting being for setting the first parameter value at each wireless device of the first subset of wireless devices, and the transmitting further being for setting each of the respective parameter values at each wireless device of the respective one or more additional subsets of wireless devices,
wherein the first performance characteristic and the respective performance characteristics are channel access characteristics, and wherein generating the channel access parameter set element further comprises generating identification information in an identification field of the channel access parameter set element, the identification information being identifiable by one or more of the subsets of wireless devices based on one or more of the first subset of wireless devices having the first performance characteristic and each of the one or more additional subsets of wireless devices having the respective performance characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,462,813

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENTION-BASED GRANTING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a wireless communication network node for signaling contention-based uplink grants to user equipments, said method comprising:dynamically allocating a continuous range of uplink resource blocks for use in making a plurality of contention-based uplink grants for a given scheduling interval, wherein the range of uplink resource blocks comprises different subsets of uplink resource blocks and wherein each contention-based uplink grant in the plurality of contention-based uplink grants maps to a subset of uplink resource blocks out of the different subsets within the allocated range of uplink resource blocks;
indicating a number of contention-based uplink grants represented by the allocated continuous range of uplink resource blocks; and
transmitting a single contention-based uplink grant message on a physical downlink control channel that indicates the allocated range of uplink resource blocks from which the user equipment selects one of the subsets of uplink resource blocks that corresponds to one of the contention-based uplink grants to send a contention-based uplink transmission within the given scheduling interval.

US Pat. No. 10,462,812

TRANSMISSION SCHEDULING FOR CONTENTION BASED CARRIER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving a provisional grant uplink (UL) assignment at a user equipment (UE), wherein the provisional grant UL assignment identifies uplink resources for UL transmission by the UE;
performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) operation on a secondary component carrier (SCC) based on the provisional grant UL assignment, the SCC being a contention-based carrier;
transmitting a schedule request (SR), after receiving the provisional grant UL assignment, on the SCC when the CCA operation succeeds;
receiving a grant confirmation on the SCC in response to the SR; and
transmitting data on the SCC after receiving the grant confirmation.

US Pat. No. 10,462,806

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DYNAMIC BEAM PAIR DETERMINATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) capable of millimeter wave (mmW) communication with a serving base station, comprising:iteratively performing, until a predetermined number of synchronization cycles is reached, a process comprising:
selecting one from a plurality of Transmit (Tx)-Receive (Rx) beam pairs between the UE and the serving base station based at least in part on a scheduling opportunity value of each Tx-Rx beam pair of the plurality of Tx-Tx beam pairs that has not been measured for a current synchronization period; and
measuring a strength of the selected Tx-Rx beam pair between the UE and the serving base station; and
determining a new serving Tx-Rx beam pair between the UE and the serving base station based on cumulative strengths of the plurality of Tx-Rx beam pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,462,805

LAA/WIFI COEXISTENCE FOR 5GHZ ANTENNA SHARING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a cellular processor configured to conduct wireless communications according to a first radio access technology (RAT) in a first frequency band and in a second frequency band, wherein the first RAT is a cellular RAT, the first frequency band is in an unlicensed spectrum, and the second frequency band is in a licensed spectrum;
a wireless local area network (WLAN) processor configured to conduct wireless communications according to a second RAT in the first frequency band, wherein the second RAT is a wireless local area network (WLAN) RAT; and
one or more internal communication lines connecting the cellular processor and the WLAN processor;
wherein the cellular processor and the WLAN processor are configured to couple to a same antenna for communications in the first frequency band;
wherein the cellular processor is configured to notify the WLAN processor via the one or more internal communication lines when the cellular processor is beginning a scan and when the cellular processor is ending a scan in the first frequency band;
wherein the WLAN processor is configured to determine whether to cancel or defer one or more scheduled transmissions during an interval starting at the beginning of the scan and ending at the end of the scan;
wherein, in response to a determination to perform one or more transmissions during the interval, the WLAN processor is configured to notify the cellular processor that the WLAN processor transmitted during the interval; and
wherein, in response to the notification that the WLAN processor transmitted during the interval, the cellular processor is configured to ignore one or more scan measurements taken during an interval in which the WLAN processor transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,462,803

CONTROL SIGNALING FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for a network node, comprising: identifying a device-to-device (D2D) control condition for broadcasting a control signal to a group of D2D user devices; broadcasting the control signal to the group of D2D user devices, based on the identified control condition, wherein the control signal includes a resources history field indicative of a set of physical resources previously allocated to the group of D2D user devices, wherein the resources history field may have at least one null entry that indicates no physical resources have been previously allocated to at least one of the D2D user devices in the group of D2D user devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,801

MULTI-ANTENNA TRANSMISSION PROTOCOLS FOR HIGH DOPPLER CONDITIONS

1. A network node device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining a metric representative of a shift in a received frequency of a signal determined to have been received by a user equipment and an actual frequency determined to have been used to transmit the signal;
in response to the metric being determined to exceed a threshold, facilitating transmitting, to the user equipment, a message instructing the user equipment to enable a reception of transmission signals having a precoding rank value of one and to exclude, from channel state information feedback, reporting of a rank indicator representative of a number of different data streams transmitted between the network node device and the user equipment, wherein the precoding rank value of one indicates transmissions of data comprising same content concurrently from the network node device to the user equipment;
facilitating transmitting, to the user equipment, a reference signal specific to the user equipment and having the precoding rank value of one;
receiving, from the user equipment, the channel state information feedback comprising an indicator of channel quality applicable to a quality of a channel between the network node device and the user equipment;
based on the indicator of channel quality, determining a transmission scheduling parameter related to a transmission protocol for further transmissions from the network node device to the user equipment; and
facilitating transmitting, to the user equipment, the transmission scheduling parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,462,800

METHOD WHEREBY USER EQUIPMENT TRANSMITS UE CAPABILITY INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for monitoring downlink control information (DCI) in a wireless communication system by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving the DCI in one or more resource blocks; and
monitoring a plurality of physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidates to detect the DCI in the one or more resource blocks based on an aggregation level of a serving cell,
wherein, when PDCCH candidate information related to PDCCH candidate reduction is configured to the UE, the UE monitors PDCCH candidates based on the PDCCH candidate information among the plurality of PDCCH candidates.

US Pat. No. 10,462,799

FIRST NODE AND A METHOD THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first node for controlling transmission of a first signal, wherein the first node is operating in a Basic Service Set, BSS, comprised in a Wireless Local Area Network, WLAN, and wherein the method comprises:detecting a second signal transmitted from a second node operating in the WLAN;
determining a node type of the second node;
comparing a signal strength of the second signal with a threshold value for the second node, wherein the threshold value for the second node is determined based on the node type of the second node, wherein each threshold value for each one of a plurality of node types including the node type of the second node comprises a different threshold value than each other node type of the plurality of node types;
transmitting the first signal when the signal strength of the second signal is below the threshold value; and
deferring from transmitting the first signal when the signal strength of the second signal is above the threshold value, whereby the transmission of the first signal is controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,462,798

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS AND MOBILE STATION APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program to be executed by the processor, the program including instructions for:
allocating a first periodicity corresponding to a transmission of reception quality information, a second periodicity corresponding to a transmission of transmission signal precoding information, and a third periodicity corresponding to a transmission of transmission signal sequence information, wherein the transmission signal sequence information is indicative of a number of transmission sequences communicable with a mobile station apparatus, wherein the first periodicity, the second periodicity, and the third periodicity are different from each other;
assigning same periodical physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources for a first slot in which the first periodicity, the second periodicity, and the third periodicity require that a single one of the reception quality information, transmission signal precoding information, or transmission signal sequence information be reported;
transmitting, to the mobile station apparatus through radio resource control (RRC) signaling, a transmission parameter indicative of the first periodicity, the second periodicity, the third periodicity, and information of the periodical physical uplink control channel resources; and
assigning same physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resources for transmission, in a second slot, wherein the second slot is a slot in which the first periodicity, the second periodicity, and the third periodicity require that at least two different ones of the reception quality information, transmission signal precoding information, or transmission signal sequence information be reported in the same second slot.

US Pat. No. 10,462,795

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:measuring separately co-channel interference and cross-channel interference at an apparatus to produce a co-channel interference measurement and a cross-channel interference measurement distinct from the co-channel interference measurement; and
providing, to a node, information regarding each of the co-channel interference measurement and the cross-channel interference measurement, the node being configured to use the information for scheduling transmissions for the apparatus; and
providing a channel state information message for at least one dominant interferer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,793

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for determining a window size in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying a number of radio resource blocks (nRB) on a time-frequency domain and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) assigned to a user equipment (UE) indicated by resource allocation information received from a base station, wherein the MCS is updated based on a throughput autocorrelation of the UE;
determining an uplink data rate based on a transport block size (TBS) corresponding to the identified nRB and the MCS;
determining whether a maximum transmission data size of an internet session including a wireless link between the UE and the base station is the window size for the internet session based on the uplink data rate; and
in response to determining the window size for the internet session being equal to the maximum transmission data size of the internet session including the wireless link, transmitting uplink data through the internet session based on the determined window size.

US Pat. No. 10,462,792

DETERMINING A LOCATION OF A UE WITHIN A COVERAGE AREA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a base station:
determining a location of a user equipment (“UE”), wherein the base station communicates with the UE via massive multiple-input and multiple-output (“MIMO”) operations, wherein the base station includes a coverage area having a plurality of regions;
assigning a full frequency band to the UE based on a UE location within a full frequency band region of the plurality of regions, wherein the UE communicates with the base station on an operating frequency within the full frequency band while the UE is located within the full frequency band region;
identifying a new location of the UE within a partial frequency band region of the plurality of regions; and
adjusting the frequency band assigned to UE to a partial frequency band based on the new UE location within the partial frequency band region, wherein the UE communicates with the base station on an operating frequency within the partial frequency band while the UE is located within the partial frequency band region, wherein the partial frequency band is a subset of the full frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,462,788

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A DEVICE ON A LICENSED SPECTRUM AND AN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:operating a device on a wireless wide area network channel using a wireless wide area network base station using a wireless wide area network radio access technology;
detecting at least one wireless local area network base station using the wireless wide area network radio access technology operating on a wireless local area network frequency;
scanning wireless local area network frequencies;
sending information including information about the at least one wireless local area network base station using the wireless wide area network radio access technology, the results of scanning the wireless local area network frequencies, and device specific information to a base station; and
communicating on a wireless local area network channel of the wireless local area network frequencies with a wireless local area network base station of the at least one wireless local area network base station using the wireless wide area network radio access technology in response to sending the information.

US Pat. No. 10,462,787

METHOD OF ALLOCATING RADIO RESOURCES IN MULTI-CARRIER SYSTEM

WILD GUARD LTD., Central...

6. A method of obtaining buffer status information of a user equipment at a base station in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)-based mobile communication system, wherein the user equipment is in a state that data transmission from the user equipment is performed based on scheduling from the base station, the method comprising:receiving, by the base station, a signal of one bit-level information from the user equipment periodically via a physical uplink channel that is not a random access channel, while there is no traffic channel resource from the user equipment to the base station, wherein the signal is for informing presence of a request for an uplink channel resource used to communicate the buffer status information to the base station;
transmitting, by the base station, first resource allocation information for a first uplink channel to the user equipment after receiving the signal; and
receiving, by the base station, the buffer status information from the user equipment through the first uplink channel using the first resource allocation information.

US Pat. No. 10,462,786

RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD AND NETWORK DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A resource configuration method in a time division duplex mode, the method comprising:obtaining, by a network device, subframe information of each of multiple cells, wherein the subframe information of each of the multiple cells comprises subframe configuration information and flexible subframe resource requirement information of each cell, the subframe configuration information of each cell comprises a configuration for each flexible subframe of N flexible subframes in each cell as an uplink subframe or a downlink subframe, the flexible subframe resource requirement information of each cell comprises at least one of the following: a quantity of flexible subframes that are configured as uplink subframes and that are required by each cell, or a quantity of flexible subframes that are configured as downlink subframes and that are required by each cell, and N is a positive integer;
determining, by the network device, a flexible subframe resource configuration of each of the multiple cells according to the subframe information of each of the multiple cells, comprising:
determining a first-type priority of each of the N flexible subframes according to the subframe information of each of the multiple cells, wherein a first quantity of cells in which an ith flexible subframe is configured as a first-type flexible subframe in the multiple cells indicates a higher first-type priority of the ith flexible subframe than a second quantity of cells in which an ith flexible subframe is configured as a first-type flexible subframe in the multiple cells when the first quantity is larger than the second quantity, the first-type flexible subframe is a flexible subframe that is configured as an uplink subframe or a flexible subframe that is configured as a downlink subframe, 1?i?N, and i is an integer; and
wherein the flexible subframe resource configuration of each cell comprises that each cell uses one or more of the N flexible subframes to perform data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,462,782

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a memory holding instructions;
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions held in the memory to
determine transmission time information of communication traffic to be transmitted on a target unlicensed frequency band; and
generate indication information indicating the transmission time information, wherein the indication information includes an indication of an amount of time needed to transmit a remaining amount of the communication traffic, wherein
the at least one processor is further configured to embed the indication information into a broadcast subframe for coordination with another communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,779

TELECOMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND SYSTEM

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC, N...

1. A machine-type communication (MTC) device configured to:communicate data via a wireless access interface, wherein the wireless access interface includes at least 1200 subcarriers and the MTC device is only configured to communicate data over a bandwidth equal to or less than 72 subcarriers;
receive, in a reduced bandwidth carrier formed of a first subset of 72 or fewer subcarriers of the 1200 subcarriers in a first sub-frame, allocation information comprising an indication of a location of common information for the MTC device within a first carrier formed of a second subset of 72 or fewer subcarriers of the 1200 subcarriers that do not overlap a frequency range of the reduced bandwidth carrier in a second sub-frame that immediately follows the first sub-frame; and
access the common information in the first carrier of the second sub-frame based on the allocation information included in the reduced bandwidth carrier of the first sub-frame,
wherein the common information comprises a first portion including information that is accessible by devices using the first carrier and devices using the reduced bandwidth carrier, a second portion including information that is accessible only by one or more devices using only the first carrier, and a third portion including information that is accessible only by one or more devices using only the reduced bandwidth carrier, wherein a first set of resources allocated to the first portion is greater than a second set of resources allocated to the second portion, and the second set of resources is greater than a third set of resources allocated to the third portion, and wherein amounts of each one of the first, second, and third set of resources are dependent on one another.

US Pat. No. 10,462,778

METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

Huawei Device (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for transmitting downlink control information, comprising:mapping, by a base station, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of a user equipment device (UE) to resource elements allocated for transmitting the PDCCH, wherein the resource elements are in L control channel elements (CCEs) allocated to the PDCCH, wherein L is an aggregation level and is greater than or equal to 1; and
transmitting, by the base station, the PDCCH to the UE by using the resource elements mapped with the PDCCH;wherein one or more orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols are used by the PDCCH, and each OFDM symbol comprises one or more resource elements that are allocated for transmitting the PDCCH;wherein the PDCCH carries the downlink control information; andwherein mapping the PDCCH to the resource elements in the L CCEs comprises:following an order of the OFDM symbols, in each OFDM symbol, mapping the PDCCH to the resource elements occupied by the L CCEs and allocated for transmitting the PDCCH according to an order of subcarriers in the OFDM symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,458,155

LATCH WITH OVERSLAM STOP FEATURE

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A latch for a closure panel of a vehicle, the latch including:a latch housing;
a ratchet mounted to the latch housing and movable between at least one closed position, in which the ratchet retains a striker in a slot of the latch housing, and an open position, in which the ratchet releases the striker from the slot, the ratchet having a channel for receiving the striker between a first portion of the ratchet and a second portion of the ratchet, the slot having an over slam region positioned adjacent to a bottom of the slot;
a pawl mounted to the latch housing and movable between a ratchet holding position, in which the pawl holds the ratchet in the at least one closed position, and a ratchet release position, in which the pawl facilitates movement of the ratchet towards the open position; and
a pair of levers mounted to the latch housing and configured for corotation about a pivot, the pair of levers biased towards a rest position by a biasing element coupled to at least one of the pair of levers, the pair of levers including a control lever and a stop lever spaced apart from one another about the pivot, such that when in the rest position, the control lever is in alignment for contact by the first portion of the ratchet to facilitate co-joint rotation of the ratchet and the pair of levers when in said contact by acting against the bias of the biasing element for:
rotation of the ratchet over a predefined speed threshold causing the corotation of the pair of levers to bring into contact the second portion of the ratchet and the stop lever, thereby inhibiting travel of the striker into the over slam region of the slot; and
rotation of the ratchet under the predefined speed threshold causing the corotation of the pair of levers to misalign with the second portion of the ratchet and inhibit contact of the second portion of the ratchet with the stop lever, thereby facilitating travel of the striker into the over slam region of the slot;
wherein said predefined speed threshold is relative to a biasing strength of the biasing member.

US Pat. No. 10,457,294

NEURAL NETWORK BASED SAFETY MONITORING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method to alert a user to intervene an autonomous driving system (ADS) of an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), the method comprising:receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors of the ADV;
extracting a predetermined number of features from the sensor data using a machine learning model;
determining whether to alert a user to intervene the ADS based on the extracted features using the machine learning model;
generating a safety alarm based on the determining whether to alert the user to intervene the ADS; and
alerting the user to intervene the ADS of the ADV based on the generated safety alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,462,945

SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING ASSEMBLY BOARD AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING UNDERSUPPORTING DEVICE OF THE SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A system for manufacturing an assembly board, the system comprising:an undersupporting device comprising a hollow box with a top board having an upper surface with at least one suction hole therein;
a carrier configured to hold the undersupporting device; a transporter having a pair of conveyors, the transporter configured to transport a board and the undersupporting device;
an undersupporting-device installer provided below the transporter, the undersupporting-device installer having an upper surface with at least one vacuum suction opening that is attachable to and detachable from a bottom surface of the undersupporting device;
a board processor configured to perform a predetermined processing to an upper surface of the board;
a first receiving position and a second receiving position different from the first receiving position, wherein the board is supplied to the first receiving position, and wherein the undersupporting device is supplied to and carried out from the second receiving position;
a working position at which the board processor performs the predetermined processing to the upper surface of the board,
wherein the transporter is configured to deliver the board and the undersupporting device to the working position, wherein the undersupporting device is delivered to the working position by transporting the carrier while the carrier holds the undersupporting device on a lower surface of the carrier
wherein when the board and the undersupporting device are positioned at the working position, the upper surface of the undersupporting device supports a lower surface of the board
the board processor performs the predetermined processing to the upper surface of the board, and the undersupporting device is fixed to the undersupporting-device installer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,936

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic control unit comprising:a plurality of heating elements;
a substrate that includes a heating region on which the plurality of heating elements are collectively mounted;
a heat sink that is provided to be opposed to one surface of the substrate and includes a radiating part, which is disposed in correspondence to the heating region of the substrate and receives heat generated by the plurality of heating elements;
a housing that is provided to be opposed to the other surface of the substrate, wherein the heat sink includes a fixation part, which is disposed separately from the radiating part and to which an outer edge part of the housing is fixed; and
a plurality of electronic components that are mounted on the other surface of the substrate, the one surface and the other surface being opposite sides of the substrate, wherein
the plurality of heating elements are mounted on the one surface of the substrate and located between the substrate and the heat sink in a direction perpendicular to the substrate;
the radiating part receives heat from surfaces of the plurality of heating elements opposed to the radiating part;
the electronic control unit further comprises a thermally-conductive insulating component between the plurality of heating elements and the radiating part; and
the thermally-conductive insulating component is in direct physical contact with the radiating part and the plurality of heating elements.

US Pat. No. 10,462,933

MODULAR FAN ASSEMBLY

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a frame having a first side opposite a second side;
a first fan positioned proximal the first side;
a second fan positioned proximal the second side; and
a diverter positioned between the first and second sides, the first and second fans fluidically connected via first and second airflow pathways, the first airflow pathway passing from the first fan to outside the frame through a first aperture of the frame to the second fan through a second aperture of the frame, the second airflow pathway continuously extending within the frame from the first fan to the second fan.

US Pat. No. 10,462,925

MASS STORAGE DEVICE RETAINER ASSEMBLY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A carrierless mass storage device retainer assembly for retaining a carrierless mass storage device, comprising:an electronics components chassis defining a receiving surface configured to receive a first narrow side surface of a carrierless mass storage device inserted into the chassis in a first direction transverse to the receiving surface, the carrierless mass storage device having an opposing second narrow side surface facing in a direction generally perpendicular relative to the receiving surface;
a connection surface for positioning generally perpendicular relative to the receiving surface, the connection surface having a connector configured to establish a connection between the connector and a first end surface of the carrierless mass storage device, wherein the receiving surface supports the carrierless mass storage device as the carrierless mass storage device is moved along the receiving surface in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and towards the connector to establish the connection and position the carrierless mass storage device in an installed position;
a retaining surface protruding from the connection surface and extending generally perpendicularly from the connection surface and generally parallel to the receiving surface, wherein the retaining surface is spaced apart from the receiving surface to define an end surface receiving space therebetween dimensioned to receive the first end surface of the carrierless mass storage device in a vertical orientation; and
a retainer coupled to and extending away from the receiving surface, the retainer comprising a distal end shaped to contact the second narrow side surface of the carrierless mass storage device when the carrierless mass storage device is in the installed position.

US Pat. No. 10,462,922

LOCKING DEVICE FOR RACKABLE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Connecteurs Electriques D...

1. A locking device for a rackable piece of electronic equipment, comprising:a first beam extending in a first longitudinal direction and having a U-shaped first mounting member disposed at a first end of the first beam and a first hook disposed adjacent the first end of the first beam; and
a second beam hinged to the first beam, the first beam and the second beam removably engaging at least one lock of the rackable piece of electronic equipment and locking the rackable piece of electronic equipment to a backplane of a rack, the first mounting member and the first hook each removably engage a separate lock of the rackable piece of electronic equipment; and
a spring extending in the first longitudinal direction having a first end fixed to the first beam and an opposite second end attached to a first end of the second beam, and a second end of the second beam is movable in translation relative to the first beam.

US Pat. No. 10,462,914

COVER STRUCTURE AND ELECTRIC CONNECTION BOX

SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, ...

1. A cover structure comprising:a base that is attached to a circuit substrate of an electric connection box on which an electrical component is mounted, the base being used as a receptacle for a cable that is to be electrically connected to the electrical component; and
a housing that houses the circuit substrate,
wherein the base is molded from an insulating material into a unitary body that has a shape including:
a bottomed tube that has an opening into which a plug of the cable is fitted;
a drainage hole that is formed in a portion of a side plate of the bottomed tube so as to extend through a bottom plate; and
a wall that stands upright so as to surround a perimeter of the drainage hole on an outer surface of the bottom plate,
a locking rod that covers a bottom plate side of the drainage hole is provided standing upright on an inner side of the housing, and
the locking rod abuts against an inner side of the wall on the outer surface of the bottom plate.

US Pat. No. 10,462,906

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT

1. A flexible printed circuit comprising:a flexible supporting substrate having a first face and a second face; and
a flexible conductive material deposited by vacuum deposition on at least one of the first face or the second face of the flexible supporting substrate, a flexible conductive circuit formed from the flexible conductive material by electrical discharge machining, and the flexible conductive circuit defining a plurality of electrical component placement circuits to which electrical components may be attached;
a graphic overlay applied to the flexible conductive circuit, and the graphic overlay having windows; and
light emitting devices or light reflecting devices connected to the flexible conductive circuit, and each light emitting device or light reflecting device being aligned with one of the windows such that light from each light emitting device or light reflecting device is visible through one of the windows of the graphic overlay.

US Pat. No. 10,462,902

CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A circuit board comprising at least two circuit board units, each of the circuit board units comprising:a baseboard having a conductive hole filled with an electrical conductor;
a cover layer arranged on the baseboard and defined at least one trench and at least one opening, wherein the at least one opening exposing out the electrical conductor; and
a circuit pattern embedded in the at least one trench and comprising a connecting portion, wherein the connecting portion is embedded in the opening and is electrically coupled to the electrical conductor; and
the at least two circuit board units are stacked, two sides of the at least one cover layer are respectively adhered to the corresponding baseboard, and two ends of the at least one connecting portion are respectively electrically coupled to the corresponding electrical conductor and electrically coupled the two adjacent circuit patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,462,899

CERAMIC SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A ceramic substrate, comprising:a silicon nitride crystal phase containing a plurality of silicon nitride crystals, and grain boundaries between the silicon nitride crystals; and
a silicate phase containing magnesium silicate crystals and rare earth silicate crystals, respective maximum particle sizes of the magnesium silicate crystals and the rare earth silicate crystals being smaller than that of the silicon nitride crystals, the silicate phase being positioned in the grain boundaries,
wherein the rare earth silicate crystals contain at least one of erbium silicate crystals and yttrium silicate crystals and the at least one of erbium silicate crystals and yttrium silicate crystals have minimum particle sizes that are smaller than that of the magnesium silicate crystals.

US Pat. No. 10,462,896

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a flexible substrate including:
a bending area corresponding to an area at which the display device is bent, and
a first area and a second area which is spaced apart from the first area by the bending area;
a display element unit which is controlled to display an image, the display element unit disposed on the flexible substrate in the first area of the flexible substrate; and
a buffer member disposed on the flexible substrate in the bending area of the flexible substrate, wherein the buffer member in the bending area includes:
a first buffer member having a first maximum thickness, and a second buffer member having a second maximum thickness which is smaller than the first maximum thickness, and
among the first buffer member and the second member, the first buffer member disposed closer to the first area and the second member disposed closer to the second area.

US Pat. No. 10,462,888

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A POSITION OF A FOCAL SPOT OF AN X-RAY SOURCE

SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING H...

1. A system for determining a position of a focal spot of an X-ray source, comprising:a tracking device radiated by the X-ray source, the tracking device including:
a shelter configured to attenuate X-rays emitted from the focal spot of the X-ray source; and
an X-ray receiver including a plurality of X-ray receiving regions configured to receive X-rays, at least one of the plurality of X-ray receiving regions receiving X-rays that include attenuated X-rays by the shelter and unattenuated X-rays, wherein the shelter and the X-ray receiver are separated by a distance.

US Pat. No. 10,462,881

QUICK SETUP OF LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a gateway device having a physically integrated user input interface;
a first lighting device configured to wirelessly communicate with the gateway device;
a second lighting device configured to wirelessly communicate with the gateway device; and
lighting control devices configured to wirelessly communicate with the gateway device, wherein the gateway device is configured to initiate wireless communications with multiple lighting devices including the first lighting device, the second lighting device, and the lighting control devices by transmitting a network join beacon signal to the multiple lighting devices in response to a user input physically provided to the gateway device via the physically integrated user input interface, wherein the multiple lighting devices are configured to search for the network join beacon signal for a timeout period upon being powered up, wherein the first lighting device provides a visual indication to indicate that a wireless communication is established between the first lighting device and the gateway device, wherein the gateway device is configured to combine, upon the wireless communications being established between the gateway device and the multiple lighting devices, lighting control information received by the gateway device from two or more lighting control devices of the lighting control devices to generate combined lighting control information that is transmitted to control the first lighting device and the second lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,880

INTELLIGENT LAMP GROUP

Beautiful Light Technolog...

1. An intelligent lamp group, comprising:a central lamp, comprising:
a first lamp housing;
a first light emitter disposed on the first lamp housing;
a first lampshade disposed on the first lamp housing and covering the first light emitter, wherein the first lampshade has an opening;
a video camera module fixed on the first lampshade and located in the opening;
a first system-on-chip configured to control the first light emitter and process images or video information captured by the video camera module, wherein the first system-on-chip comprises a combo wireless communication module which is configured to build a wireless Bluetooth network to transmit a light control signal and to build an internet connection with a user's mobile device; and
a frustum support disposed in the first lampshade and located at an outer side of the first light emitter, wherein the frustum support has a reflective surface facing towards the first light emitter, and the reflective surface is used to reflect part of light generated by the first light emitter towards an outer side of the first lampshade, and the frustum support is used to separate the video camera module from the first light emitter and the first system-on-chip; and
at least one peripheral lamp wirelessly connected to the central lamp, wherein the peripheral lamp comprises:
a second lamp housing;
a second light emitter disposed on the second lamp housing;
a second lampshade disposed on the second lamp housing and covering the second light emitter; and
a second system-on-chip with Bluetooth function configured to receive the light control signal which is delivered from the combo wireless communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,462,876

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE SENSOR DEVICE INCLUDING A CONTOURED STRUCTURE

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) sensor comprising:a first LED junction constructed to emit a radiation;
a second LED junction constructed to receive a radiation and provide a detectable electronic response responsive to the received radiation;
a package encapsulating the first LED junction and the second LED junction, wherein the package defines a contoured envelope having a contoured surface; and
a material located adjacently to the contoured surface, wherein the material is constructed to include a property, wherein the property includes reflecting or absorbing and re-emitting the emitted radiation to the second LED, wherein the property includes reflecting an external radiation and preventing the external radiation from being received by the second LED, wherein the material includes a layer that includes a palladium alloy constructed to change optical reflectivity due to hydrogen absorption, and wherein the LED sensor is configured to detect the presence of hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,462,856

HIGH FREQUENCY HEATING APPARATUS

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A high frequency heating apparatus comprising a plurality of high frequency generators disposed over a glass substrate to be carried in a first direction and spaced apart from each other in the first direction, each of the plurality of high frequency generators generating high frequency to heat the glass substrate, the high frequency ranging from 0.98 GHz to 6.0 GHz,wherein a distance from the glass substrate to each of the plurality of high frequency generators is (n?/2)*?, where n? is a natural number ranging from 1 to 6, and ? is a wavelength of the high frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,462,855

DEVICE FOR INDUCTION HEATING OF A BILLET

INOVA LAB S.R.L., Padua ...

1. A device for induction heating of a billet of metal material having high electrical conductivity comprising:a tubular body comprising permanent magnets wherein each of the permanent magnets is arranged parallel to an axis of the tubular body, wherein the permanent magnets are arranged on a circumference of the tubular body centered on the axis of the tubular body and are angularly spaced apart from each other and arranged by alternating opposite polarities;
a billet support adapted to support the billet so that the billet is arranged in the tubular body and the billet faces the permanent magnets; and
a drive device with a motor that produces a relative rotation between the tubular body and the billet, wherein the relative rotation of the permanent magnets with respect to the metal material of the billet induces current in the billet that circulates within the billet itself, thereby obtaining a heating of the metal material; and
a cooling system integrally carried by the tubular body that provides a flow of cooling air on the circumference between two adjacent permanent magnets, wherein the cooling air flows in a channel located between said two adjacent permanent magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,462,846

MULTI-SERVICE PROVIDER WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

1. A method of providing wireless service for multiple service providers from a single access point, the method comprising:providing a multi-service provider wireless access point having one or more radios to communicate with wireless devices and an uplink interface to provide an uplink connection to a plurality of wireless service providers;
establishing, for each of the plurality of wireless service providers, a dedicated management platform for each wireless service provider to manage wireless service provided by that wireless service provider;
providing a plurality of dedicated communication links, each of the plurality of dedicated communication links providing secure communication between the uplink interface and one of the wireless service providers;
receiving, via a first dedicated communication link, configuration data from the one of the wireless service providers;
configuring one or more radios assigned to the one of the wireless service providers based on the received configuration data; and
establishing one or more virtual private networks (“VPNs”) via the one or more configured radios assigned to the one of the wireless service providers.

US Pat. No. 10,462,835

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING LOCATION UPDATE FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing serving gateway (S-GW) relocation in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a mobility management entity (MME) and comprising:receiving location information of a serving small cell, which is served by a second evolved NodeB (eNB), from a first eNB which supports dual connectivity to a specific user equipment (UE) with the second eNB, wherein each of the first eNB and the second eNB is connected to a first S-GW;
transmitting the received location information of the serving small cell to a second S-GW, when the MME determines that the first S-GW of the second eNB should be changed to the second S-GW for an overload; and
performing the S-GW relocation based on the determination,
wherein after the S-GW relocation, the first S-GW is connected to the first eNB and the second S-GW is connected to the second eNB while a dual connectivity state between the first eNB and the second eNB is maintained.

US Pat. No. 10,462,828

POLICY AND BILLING SERVICES IN A CLOUD-BASED ACCESS SOLUTION FOR ENTERPRISE DEPLOYMENTS

Federated Wireless, Inc.,...

1. A controller in a cloud-based wireless access infrastructure, the cloud-based wireless access infrastructure including one or more network devices and at least one user equipment (UE) configured to communicate in the cloud-based wireless access infrastructure, the controller comprising:a memory configured to store software instructions for execution by at least one processor; and
at least one processor configured to execute the software instructions to configure the one or more network devices to provide an end-to-end set of resources across multiple functional layers from an enterprise application layer to a radio access layer for a connection between the at least one UE and the cloud-based wireless access infrastructure.

US Pat. No. 10,462,827

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment, first information, wherein the first information indicates that a first subframe of a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource is available for use after a licensed-assisted access (LAA) cell successfully preempts a channel, and wherein the PRACH resource is allocated by a first base station serving the LAA cell for user equipments to access the LAA cell in a random access procedure;
receiving, by the user equipment, a first indication sent by the first base station, wherein the first indication indicates that the LAA cell has successfully preempted the channel; and
initiating, by the user equipment, the random access procedure for accessing the LAA cell according to the first information after receiving the first indication.

US Pat. No. 10,462,823

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND APPARATUS WITH AUTOMATIC BROADCAST AFTER UPDATE OF SYSTEM INFORMATION

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An access node of a radio access network that communicates over a radio interface with a wireless terminal, the access node comprising:processor circuitry configured:
to include, in a first type system information message, one or more indications, each of the indications indicating whether one or more associated second type system information blocks are broadcasted or to be provided on-demand, the first type system information message comprising first type system information, the first type system information being required for the wireless terminal to perform an initial access to the radio access network, and;
upon a change of content of a second type system information block whose associated indication indicating that the second type system information block was provided on-demand before the change, to include in the first type system information message an indication associated with the second type system information block indicating that the second type system information block is broadcast;
transmitter circuitry configured to periodically transmit, over the radio interface, the first type system information message and to transmit the second type system information block.

US Pat. No. 10,462,822

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A random access method, carried out on a base station, comprising:receiving a preamble sent by a user equipment (UE);
acquiring, according to a pre-obtained first downlink assignment information mapping relationship, a first downlink assignment information mapped to the preamble based on the mapping relationship, wherein the first downlink assignment information is downlink assignment information used by a random access response message; and
sending the random access response message to the UE according to the first downlink assignment information,
wherein, after the sending the random access response message to the UE, the method further comprises:
receiving, by using uplink resources indicated in a pre-obtained first uplink grant information, an uplink message sent by the UE, wherein the uplink message carries an identification information of the UE, and the pre-obtained first uplink grant information is uplink grant information used by the uplink message;
generating a contention resolution message according to the identification information of the UE that is carried in the uplink message; and
sending, by using downlink resources indicated in a pre-obtained second downlink assignment information, the contention resolution message to the UE, wherein the pre-obtained second downlink assignment information is downlink assignment information used by the contention resolution message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,821

COLLISION PROCESSING FOR MESSAGE RETRANSMISSION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method of determining backoff windows in a wireless computer network, comprising:defining, by an access point in the wireless computer network, a plurality of collision patterns related to message transmission via one or more communication channels in the wireless computer network;
detecting, by the access point, occurrence of one of the plurality of collision patterns involving a group of sender nodes in the wireless computer network that have each transmitted a message to the access point and received no acknowledgement message from the access point indicating successful transmission;
setting to a first length a length of a backoff window for avoiding collision in data transmission based on a size of the group of sender nodes;
sending a first message to a first plurality of nodes in the wireless computer network, the first message instructing performance of backoff during the backoff window having the first length,
wherein the method is performed using one or more processors in the access point in the wireless computer network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,820

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented by a device in a wireless communication network, comprising:determining a first beam direction with a low interference condition by detecting potential interference associated with first data, the first beam direction to be used for transmitting the first data, wherein the detecting potential interference associated with the first data is based on whether the first data will be interfered by other data transmitted in the first beam direction and/or whether the first data will cause interference to other data in the first beam direction, and
wherein detecting the potential interference comprises:
detecting a second message transmitted by a further device in the wireless communication network, the second message indicating that second data is to be transmitted by the further device in a second beam direction; and
in response to detecting the second message, determining whether the potential interference exists between the first data and the second data;
broadcasting a first message indicating the first beam direction for a predetermined time period;
in response to expiration of the predetermined time period, transmitting the first data in the first beam direction,
responsive to the first data to be transmitted in the first beam direction, performing a listen-before-talk (LBT);
determining whether a channel is idle based on the LBT; and
based on determining whether the channel is idle, determining if the second data is indicated as being transmitted in the second beam direction.

US Pat. No. 10,462,819

MULTI-CARRIER LISTEN BEFORE TALK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of an evolved node B (eNB) for multi-carrier operation for license-assisted access (LAA) communications between the eNB and a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:an interface to access a primary channel, the interface circuitry further configured to access a plurality of secondary channels on which LAA transmissions are performed, at least one channel of the plurality of secondary channels configured for long term evolution (LTE) communications; and
circuitry coupled to the interface and configured to:
select a first secondary channel of the plurality of secondary channels;
perform a first channel access procedure for the first secondary channel;
initiate transmission on the first secondary channel in response to the first channel access procedure detecting that the first secondary channel is idle in accordance with the first channel access procedure;
perform a second channel access procedure for a second secondary channel of the plurality of secondary channels, wherein the second channel access procedure is different than the first channel access procedure, and wherein the second channel access procedure occurs prior to the transmission on the first secondary channel; and
initiate transmission on the second channel in response to the second channel access procedure detecting that the second secondary channel is idle in accordance with the second channel access procedure,
wherein the first and second channel access procedures are contention based and the circuitry is configured to maintain a common contention window for all the secondary channels of the plurality of secondary channels,
wherein the primary channel and the secondary channels comprise component carriers, and
wherein the interface is configured to communicate over the primary channel within scheduled subframes without performing a clear channel access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,462,811

TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A transmitter for a wireless communication system comprising:a processor and memory storing executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to provide at least the following operations:
stop a transmission of a first downlink burst such that the transmission ends prior to a predetermined gap interval that is before a downlink subframe in a discovery signal measurement timing configuration (DMTC) window of the wireless communication system; and
transmit a second downlink burst in the DMTC window using listen-before-talk (LBT) based on load based equipment (LBE);
wherein transmission of the second downlink burst within the DMTC window is started time-aligned or subframe-aligned with a discovery signal transmission interval, the LBE based LBT is used in the DMTC window with a first defer period, the LBE based LBT is used outside of the DMTC window with a second defer period and the first and second defer periods are derived differently.

US Pat. No. 10,462,809

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING A COMMON SIGNALING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a reception mode for receiving a common signaling in a band whose bandwidth is smaller than a bandwidth of a carrier; and
receiving, from a base station (BS), the common signaling configured for the band based on the reception mode,
wherein the common signaling is further configured for at least one other band within the bandwidth of the carrier, and
wherein a bandwidth of the band and a bandwidth of the at least one other band is smaller than the bandwidth of the carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,462,807

METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING COMMUNICATION PRIORITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented in a network device for managing device-to-device (D2D) communications, the method comprising:determining, by the network device, a priority for communicating data;
measuring by the network device, an amount of traffic for a resource, wherein the determined priority is based on:
at least the measured amount of traffic; and
different sets of values associated with different levels of quality of service (QoS);
determining a priority indicator based on the determined priority, wherein the priority indicator indicates priority based on a distance between different network devices;
communicating, by the network device, the priority indicator included within a scheduling assignment (SA) to a data transmitter for communicating data,
wherein the priority indicator provides an indication to use or not use a resource to the data transmitter such that the data transmitter uses the resource in accordance with the priority indicator and modifies its own behavior based upon reception of the priority indicator; and
communicating, by the network device, the data, in response to a priority level, of the determined priority, that exceeds a predetermined priority threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,797

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USING BANDWIDTH SUBJECT TO CELLULAR INTERFERENCE

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A communications method comprising:operating a traffic classifier, in a communications device of a communications network, to classify traffic based on at least whether the traffic is being communicated using a retry mechanism in the event of a communication error, the traffic classifier classifying traffic communicated using a communications protocol which supports a retry communications mechanism as being traffic of a first type and traffic communicated using a communications protocol which does not support a communications retry mechanism as traffic of a second type; and
operating a traffic to channel assignment device, located in the communications device, to assign classified traffic of the first and second types to communications channels based on traffic classification, said assigning including assigning at least some traffic of said first type to communications channels in a first group of communications channels, said first group of communications channels corresponding to frequencies which are subject to wireless communications device interference, said assigning classified traffic further including assigning traffic of the second type to one or more communications channels in a second group of communications channels, said second group of communications channels corresponding to frequencies that are not subject to wireless communications device interference.

US Pat. No. 10,462,790

OFDMA WITH BLOCK TONE ASSIGNMENT FOR WLAN

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method, comprising:assigning, at an access point (AP) device of a wireless local area network (WLAN), a plurality of different orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) sub-channel blocks to a plurality of client stations that are members of the WLAN;
receiving, at the AP device, respective independent data for the plurality of client stations;
generating, at the AP device, an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) data unit that includes a preamble and, for each sub-channel block in the plurality of OFDM sub-channel blocks:
a respective legacy portion of the preamble that spans only the OFDM sub-channel block, the legacy portion including a respective legacy signal field that indicates a duration of the OFDMA data unit,
a respective non-legacy signal field in the preamble, the respective non-legacy signal field spanning only the OFDM sub-channel block, and
respective independent data for a respective client station, the respective independent data included within the OFDM sub-channel block; and
transmitting, by the AP device, the OFDMA data unit.