US Pat. No. 10,993,684

PET DETECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR A COMBINED PET AND CT IMAGING SYSTEM

Siemens Medical Solutions...

1. A PET detector assembly in a combined positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scanner system, the PET detector assembly comprising: a backplane structure for supporting two or more PET detector rings; two or more PET detector rings that are mounted on the backplane, wherein the two or more PET detector rings define a PET detector field of view (FOV); and a CT scanner defining a CT FOV;wherein the backplane defines a neutral vertical plane; wherein when there are an even number of PET detector rings, half of the PET detector rings are at least partially disposed on a first side of the neutral vertical plane such that, the half of the PET detector rings are at least partially between the neutral vertical plane and the CT FOV and the remaining half of the PET detector rings are at least partially disposed on a second side of the neutral vertical plane that is opposite the first side; and wherein when there are an odd number Xodd of PET detector rings, one of the first and second sides of the neutral vertical plane has n=(Xodd+1)/2 number of PET detector rings at least partially disposed on that side of the neutral vertical plane and n?1 number of PET detector rings are at least partially disposed on the other of the first and second sides of the neutral vertical plane.

US Pat. No. 10,999,646

INFORMATION PRESENTING METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE, SERVER AND SYSTEM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An information presenting method, applied to a first server providing an online streaming media playing service for a terminal device, comprising:determining, when the first server is streaming a media to the terminal device, whether the terminal device is to present information besides the media;
when determining that the terminal device is not to present the information, including an invalid value for an encoded media stream of the media to be sent to the terminal device, the invalid value being filled to a field or a flag in the encoded media stream;
when determining that the terminal device is to present the information, including, by the first server, a presentation time parameter in the encoded media stream of the media to be sent to the terminal device, the presentation time parameter being filled to the field in the encoded media stream, wherein the presentation time parameter comprises a start presentation time point and an end presentation time point, or a presentation time length; and
sending, by the first server, the encoded media stream to the terminal device, wherein the encoded media stream is configured to allow the terminal device to determine, when parsing out the invalid value, not to acquire the information from a second server providing an information presentation service, or acquire, when receiving the presentation time parameter, the information from the second server and present the information in a time range indicated by the presentation time parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,999,925

STRETCHABLE CONDUCTOR CIRCUIT

II-VI DELAWARE, INC., Wi...

1. A method for producing a flexible and stretchable conductor structure comprising:applying a protective surface to each of a set of conductive wires;
patterning the set of conductive wires into a mesh structure that accommodates a manipulation while providing electrical conductivity across the set of conductive wires; and
encapsulating the mesh structure in a stretchable laminate such that the stretchable laminate encloses the mesh structure embedded inside of the stretchable laminate, in a manner that the stretchable laminate returns the set of conductive wires to the mesh structure of the set of conductive wires to an original state after the manipulation.
US Pat. No. 10,994,053

COATING OF A VASCULAR ENDOPROSTHESIS

AACHEN SCIENTIFIC INTERNA...

1. A method for coating a vascular endoprosthesis, said method comprising the following steps:a) at least a partial wetting of the outside of the vascular endoprosthesis with a first solution of an active substance;
b) moving the vascular endoprosthesis into a rotational movement about the longitudinal axis of the vascular endoprosthesis; and
c) applying a radially acting mechanical force on the outside of the vascular endoprosthesis, wherein step (b) is executed after step (a) and step (c) is executed after step (b).

US Pat. No. 10,999,901

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of heating a load in a cavity by irradiating the load using two radiating elements simultaneously, the method comprising:receiving feedback from the cavity indicative of an amount of energy absorbable by the load;
after receiving the feedback, determining, based on the received feedback, a plurality of modulation space elements (MSEs), each MSE characterized by at least a frequency and a value indicative of an amplitude difference between radiation emitted simultaneously by the two radiating elements; and
irradiating the load using the two radiating elements simultaneously with radiation characterized by each of the determined plurality of MSEs.

US Pat. No. 10,999,873

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TWO-STEP RANDOM ACCESSING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of a terminal device to random accessing to a network, comprising:transmitting, to a network device on a time-frequency resource, a random access preamble and a data block comprising data information and a reference signal associated with the data information, wherein the data information is encoded with a scrambling code and the reference signal is encoded with an orthogonal cover code (OCC) or a cyclic shift (CS); and
receiving, from the network device, a response message for the random accessing.

US Pat. No. 10,999,859

METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND APPARATUS

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for resource allocation, applied to user equipment (UE), the method comprising:selecting, from sidelink logical channels belonging to a target address, a sidelink logical channel with high priority, wherein the priority of the logical channel is associated with a ProSe Per Packet Priority (PPPP) and the logical channel with high priority is associated with high PPPP;
allocating resources for data in the sidelink logical channel with the high priority;
determining whether there is a resource grant;
when there is a resource grant, determining whether the resource grant meets conditions of carrier reselection and/or resource reselection; and
when there is no resource grant, performing carrier selection based on channel busy ratio (CBR) measurement values of the carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,999,435

CUSTOMER SENTIMENT DRIVEN WORKFLOW, SAID WORKFLOW THAT ROUTES SUPPORT REQUESTS BASED ON SENTIMENT IN COMBINATION WITH VOICE-DERIVED DATA

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for leveraging voice information derived from a telephone request for customer support (“RCS”), said leveraging for improving the accuracy of a sentiment analysis performed on a customer support request, the system comprising:a receiver configured to receive voice information from a teleconference, the teleconference intended to communicate a customer support request, said customer support request comprising:
a date of the customer support request;
a time of initiation of the customer support request;
a location of a communication device that was used to communicate the customer support request;
a device identification number associated with the customer support request;
a message derived from the customer support request; and
voice information associated with the customer support request;
a processor, said processor configured, for each customer support request, to harvest a plurality of artifacts from social media account history and/or other third party data source information associated with a user and further associated with the device identification number, each of said plurality of artifacts comprising sentiment information relevant to the customer support request;
wherein the processor is further configured to calculate, for each customer support request, a historical sentiment value, the calculation of said historical sentiment value being based, at least in part, on the plurality of artifacts and the historical information associated with the user;
wherein the processor is further configured to obtain, for each customer support request, a voice sentiment value from the voice information; and
wherein the processor is further configured to calculate, for each customer support request, a total sentiment value based on the historical sentiment value and the voice sentiment value, and to route the customer request based on the total sentiment value and the message.

US Pat. No. 10,999,952

VAPOR CHAMBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN MICROLOOPS CORP., ...

1. A manufacturing method of a vapor chamber, including steps of:a) providing a housing having a single chamber and at least two liquid-filling and gas-discharging pipes;
b) providing a working fluid to be filled into the single chamber via at least one of the liquid-filling and gas-discharging pipes;
c) processing a heating operation to the housing for allowing gas inside the single chamber to be discharged via at least one of the liquid-filling and gas-discharging pipes; and
d) processing an edge sealing operation to each of the liquid-filling and gas-discharging pipes after the step c),
wherein the step c) is to utilize one of the liquid-filling and gas-discharging pipes to block gas, and the other liquid-filling and gas-discharging pipe to discharge gas.

US Pat. No. 10,999,944

STRUCTURAL DEVICE COVER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A device, comprising:a base assembly that is configured to define a lower axis of rotation;
a display assembly including a display that is configured to rotate around an upper axis of rotation; and,
an arm assembly extending from the base assembly at the lower axis of rotation to the display assembly at the upper axis of rotation, the arm assembly comprising a hollow arm and an arm cover, wherein the hollow arm includes an open side for receiving the arm cover, an outward facing surface of the arm cover defining a protuberance, the hollow arm defining an undercut within the open side, the protuberance of the arm cover contacting the undercut of the hollow arm to secure the hollow arm and the arm cover without fasteners and where the protuberance is concealed by an outer surface of the hollow arm and an upper surface of the arm cover.

US Pat. No. 10,999,929

EXPANSION CARD INTERFACES FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY SIGNALS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A method of forming an expansion card interface for a printed circuit board, the method comprising:forming electrical pads of the expansion card interface on a substrate, the forming including forming at least one electrical pad to include a narrow portion and a wide portion; and
dividing the at least one electrical pad into a first portion and a second portion, with the first portion conductively coupled to a circuit on the printed circuit board, the second portion conductively isolated from the first portion, and the first portion having the wide portion and at least a length of the narrow portion.

US Pat. No. 10,999,926

STRESS RELIEF ENCAPSULATION FOR FLEXIBLE HYBRID ELECTRONICS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A method of forming a flexible electronic device, comprising:positioning a component on a substrate comprising a conductive layer, wherein the substrate has a substrate flexural modulus;
positioning a reinforcement layer between the component and a surface of the substrate, the reinforcement layer having a reinforcement flexural modulus that is greater than the substrate flexural modulus;
forming at least one transition layer to the reinforcement layer, the at least one transition layer having a transition flexural modulus that is less than the reinforcement flexural modulus; and
forming an outer layer to the at least one transition layer, the outer layer having an outer flexural modulus that is less than the transition flexural modulus.

US Pat. No. 10,999,924

SIDEBAND CONDUCTOR RESONANCE MITIGATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:an add-in card comprising a connector, wherein the connector comprises:
a set of signaling conductors corresponding to differential transmitter pairs and differential receiver pairs of an interface; and
a set of auxiliary conductors, wherein one of the auxiliary conductors in the set of auxiliary conductors comprises a respective alternating current (AC) match termination, wherein the AC match termination terminates to ground via a resistor in series with a capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,999,911

LED DRIVER WITH ABILITY TO OPERATE AT ARBITRARILY LOW INPUT VOLTAGES

Maxim Integrated Products...

1. A circuit comprising:a converter to convert an input voltage to an output voltage to power a load, the converter comprising a first controllable switch controlled by a gate driver and an output capacitor coupled to the output voltage, the output capacitor charged to at least a voltage level;
a linear regulator coupled to the gate driver, the linear regulator provides a supply voltage to the gate driver;
a second switch coupling the linear regulator to one of a plurality of voltage sources to ensure operation of the linear regulator to provide the supply voltage; and
a voltage comparator coupled to the second switch, the voltage comparator compares the input voltage to the converter to a threshold and outputs a signal to switch the second switch.

US Pat. No. 10,999,907

SELECTING PARAMETERS IN A COLOR-TUNING APPLICATION

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A color-tuning apparatus, comprising:a finite-state machine configured to be coupled to a color-tuning device to determine an action to take, with regard to at least one of a correlated color temperature (CCT) and a coordinate distance (Duv) from a black body line (BBL), based on both a current position and a previous position of the color-tuning device; and
a controller to receive a plurality of signals from the color-tuning device and correlate the plurality of signals to actions indicated in the finite-state machine, the controller being configured to control at least one light-emitting diode (LED) driver.

US Pat. No. 10,999,905

CURRENT CONTROL FOR POWER CONVERTER

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A controller for a power converter, comprising:a duty generation circuit configured to generate a pulse width modulated signal (PWM signal) based on a comparison of a load-level of a load coupled to the power converter and a reference level, the PWM signal configuring the power converter to supply a current to the load coupled to the power converter, the current having a level corresponding to a duty cycle of the PWM signal;
a measurement circuit coupled to the duty generation circuit and configured to output the load-level to the duty generation circuit, the load-level based on a determination of a conduction period of an inductor of the power converter; and
a resonant offset compensation circuit configured to receive a current-sense signal from the power converter and the PWM signal from the duty generation circuit and configured to determine a compensation period corresponding to an offset between the PWM signal and the current-sense signal, the compensation period used by the measurement circuit to prevent resonant ringing in a discontinuous current mode (DCM) from affecting the determination of the conduction period.

US Pat. No. 10,999,849

SUPPORT FOR SINGLE-CODE USER EQUIPMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:determining that a serving base station supports multi-code and single-code transmissions;
receiving a scheduling message having a cyclic redundancy check scrambled with a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI), wherein the RNTI is a system information RNTI (SI-RNTI) associated with single-code transmission scheduling;
determining resources for communicating with the serving base station based on the scheduling message; and
communicating on the resources using coding associated with the single-code transmissions, wherein the communicating includes receiving a system information block (SIB) having coding associated with single-code transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,999,806

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for communicating with a plurality of base stations, the method being implemented by a wireless terminal, comprising:establishing a first connection between the wireless terminal and a first base station of the plurality of base stations;
establishing a second connection between the wireless terminal and a second base station of the plurality of base stations;
performing first synchronization operations for the first connection at a first frequency, wherein performing the first synchronization operations includes independently tuning a first plurality of symbol timing parameters associated with the first synchronization operations;
performing second synchronization operations for the second connection at a second frequency, wherein the first frequency and the second frequency are different, wherein performing the second synchronization operations includes independently tuning a second plurality of symbol timing parameters associated with the second synchronization operations, the first and second synchronization operations performed independently;
transmitting first data from the wireless terminal to the first base station; and
transmitting second data from the wireless terminal to the second base station, wherein the first data and the second data are different and an end of a first transmission of the first data overlaps with a beginning of a second transmission of the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,999,803

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND TERMINAL DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A signal transmission method, comprising:determining, by a terminal device, an effective transmission power of a plurality of uplink signals; and
transmitting, by the terminal device, the plurality of uplink signals simultaneously in a same frequency domain resource set according to the effective transmission power of the plurality of uplink signals;
wherein the determining, by the terminal device, an effective transmission power of a plurality of uplink signals comprises:
determining, by the terminal device, a maximum supported transmission power of each uplink signal among the plurality of uplink signals according to the number of the plurality of uplink signals; and determining, by the terminal device, the effective transmission power of the each uplink signal based on the maximum supported transmission power of the each uplink signal; or
determining, by the terminal device, an expected transmission power of the each uplink signal among the plurality of uplink signals being reduced based on a ratio corresponding to the number of the plurality of uplink signals, as the effective transmission power of the each uplink signal; or
determining by the terminal device, if a sum of expected transmission powers of the plurality of uplink signals exceeds a maximum transmission power supported by the terminal device, the expected transmission power of each uplink signal among the plurality of uplink signals being reduced based on a ratio of the maximum transmission power to the sum of expected transmission powers of the plurality of uplink signals, as the effective transmission power of the each uplink signal.

US Pat. No. 10,999,958

ATTACHABLE PORTABLE PROTECTIVE CONTAINERS

1. A container system comprising:enclosable structures pivotably associated with each other to permit relative rotation and opening and closing of the structures, the structures being apposed to each other and configured to create a sealed cavity when in a closed position; and
an attachment component including a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end including a hinge mechanism associated with at least one of the structures, the distal end having a locking feature configured to releasably engage with a corresponding locking feature disposed on the at least one of the structures such that the attachment component captures a portion of material of a separate device between the attachment component and the at least one of the structures.

US Pat. No. 10,999,956

MODULE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A module comprising:a wiring substrate;
a component that is mounted on one main surface of the wiring substrate;
a metal pin that has one end surface that is attached to an electrode provided at the one main surface and that includes a first extending portion that extends from the one end surface away from the one main surface, a second extending portion that is bent and extends from one end of the first extending portion on an opposite side from the one end surface, and a third extending portion that is bent and extends from one end of the second extending portion on an opposite side from the first extending portion so as to approach the one main surface;
a sealing resin layer that covers the one main surface, the component, and the metal pin except for at least a part of the extending portions; and
a shield layer that covers a side surface of the wiring substrate and a surface of the sealing resin layer;
wherein the third extending portion extends lengthwise along a side surface of the shield layer such that the third extending portion contacts the shield layer along an entire length of the third extending portion.

US Pat. No. 10,999,954

MODULAR ROOF MOUNTED COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA CENTER

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A modular cooling unit adapted for use above a unit IT structure forming a data center hallway structure in a data center, wherein the data center hallway structure is configured to house a plurality of equipment racks in a row extending longitudinally along a length thereof to define a longitudinal axis of the unit IT structure, and wherein a collective front side of the equipment racks help to define a cold aisle, and a collective rear side of the equipment racks help to define a hot aisle, the modular cooling unit comprising:a housing configured to be secured perpendicularly relative to the longitudinal axis of the unit IT structure;
the housing including:
a cold air discharge compartment at one end thereof, overlaying the cold aisle, from which cold air from the modular cooling unit is discharged into the cold aisle;
a hot air intake compartment selectively located to overlay the hot aisle, into which hot air from the hot aisle is drawn;
a width sufficient to substantially span a full width of one of the equipment racks; and
a length sufficient to span at least substantially a full width of the unit IT structure to enable the housing to be supported by a pair of vertical wall portions of the unit IT structure, and to form a portion of a roof for the unit IT structure; and
wherein the cold air discharge compartment forms a first compartment, the hot air intake compartment forms a central compartment immediately adjacent the first compartment, and wherein the modular cooling unit further includes:
a second compartment immediately adjacent the central compartment; and
a condenser housed within the second compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,999,953

THERMAL MANAGEMENT WITH VARIABLE CONDUCTANCE HEAT PIPE

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

15. A thermally managed optical package comprising:an optical subassembly;
a housing surrounding the optical subassembly, the housing comprising a heat sink contact area; and
a heat pipe subassembly comprising a variable conductance heat pipe having first and second ends and an axis between the first and second ends that is oriented substantially parallel with the heat sink contact area, the heat pipe containing a working fluid and a non-condensable gas, an evaporator region of the heat pipe at the first end being in thermal contact with the optical subassembly, and a condenser region of the heat pipe at the second end being in thermal contact with the heat sink contact area, the heat pipe subassembly further comprising a thermal insulation structure operatively insulating the heat pipe from a heat sink contact area in a region excluding the condenser region, the heat pipe and the thermal insulating structure being sandwiched between the optical subassembly and the heat sink contact area of the housing,
wherein the heat pipe subassembly is configured, for temperatures of the condenser region between a lower first temperature and an upper second temperature, to adjust the thermal conductance of the heat pipe to maintain a temperature of the evaporator region within a temperature range between a lower third temperature and a higher fourth temperature, the third temperature being higher than the first temperature by at least 15° C. and a difference between the fourth temperature and the third temperature being smaller than a difference between the second temperature and the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,999,951

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND HOUSING UNIT FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A liquid immersion cooling apparatus comprising:a first housing configured to accommodate a cooling liquid and an electronic device, the electronic device including:
a heat generating component configured to be immersion-cooled in the cooling liquid;
a board disposed in a vertical direction, the heat generating component mounted on a first surface of the board; and
a second housing configured to accommodate the heat generating component and the board, the second housing being formed by a plurality of thermally conductive members so as to include a first opening as an outlet of the cooling liquid and a second opening as an inlet of the cooling liquid, the first opening being placed at an upper portion in the vertical direction with respect to the heat generating component, the second opening being place at a lower portion in the vertical direction with respect to the heat generating component, any one of the plurality of thermally conductive members being coupled to the first housing,
the plurality of thermally conductive members include:
a first thermally conductive member superposed on a second surface of the board opposite the first surface of the board;
a plurality of second thermally conductive members extending in a horizontal direction from a first surface of the first thermally conductive member, the plurality of second thermally conductive members having respective distal end portions positioned on a side opposite the board relative to the heat generating component; and
a third thermally conductive member facing the first surface of the board, the third thermally conductive member secured to the distal end portions of the plurality of second thermally conductive members.

US Pat. No. 10,999,950

SERVER RAIL AND SERVER RACK MOUNTING STRUCTURE

Gslide Corporation, New ...

1. An inner slide rail mounting structure for a two-stage server slide rail comprises:an outer rail comprising an elongated base wall and opposing top and bottom walls connected to respective opposing top and bottom sides of said elongated base wall of said outer rail;
a front bracket mounted to a server rack;
a rear bracket having a front end thereof fixedly connected with a rear end of said outer rail, wherein a front end of said outer rail is mounted to the server rack;
an outer rail reinforcement bar comprising (i) an elongated base wall affixed to a back side of said elongated base wall of said outer rail and (ii) opposing top and bottom walls connected to respective opposing top and bottom sides of said elongated base wall of said outer rail reinforcement bar, wherein said opposing top and bottom walls and said elongated base wall of said outer rail reinforcement bar cooperate to define a longitudinal sliding groove; and
an inner rail affixed to a server box and mounted in said outer rail and axially slidable in and out of said outer rail;
a front bracket supplementary rail comprising a front end and an opposing rear end, wherein said front end of said front bracket supplementary rail is affixed to said front bracket using at least one first fastening member, and wherein said opposing rear end of said front bracket supplementary rail is axially slidably inserted into said longitudinal sliding groove of said outer rail reinforcement bar so that said outer rail reinforcement bar is movable back and forth relative to said front bracket supplementary rail;
a spring plate comprising a first end and an opposing second end, wherein a part of said spring plate is fixedly connected to said opposing rear end of said front bracket supplementary rail using at least one second fastening member;
at least one tension spring comprising a first end and an opposing second end, wherein said first end of said at least one tension spring is connected to said opposing second end of said spring plate, and wherein said opposing second end of said at least one tension spring is connected to a front part of said elongated base wall of said outer rail reinforcement bar; and
an outer rail ejection control plate comprising an abutment portion and a press portion, wherein said outer rail ejection control plate is fixedly connected to said first end of said spring plate using at least one third fastening member;
wherein said abutment portion of said outer rail ejection control plate is abutted against a front end of said top wall of said outer rail reinforcement bar; and
wherein said press portion is extended from said abutment portion for pressing by a user to release said abutment portion from said front end of said top wall of said outer rail reinforcement bar to allow said outer rail reinforcement bar to be pulled outwardly relative to said front bracket supplementary rail by said at least one tension spring to carry said outer rail out of the server rack for the mounting of said inner rail.

US Pat. No. 10,999,949

ACCESSORY APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING PAGE-TURNING FUNCTION, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY

ZHANGYUE TECHNOLOGY CO., ...

1. An accessory apparatus for an electronic device having a page-turning function, comprising: a protective cover, which partially or completely wraps the electronic device and directly attaches to a back of the electronic device, wherein the protective cover is connected to an outer surface of the electronic device; a page-furring button, which is configured to perform a page-turning operation; a flexible printed circuit, which is provided with a page-turning triggering component, wherein the page-turning triggering component is in contact with the page-turning button and is configured to detect a page-turning instruction in response to the page-turning operation, and wherein the page-turning instruction is transmitted to the electronic device by the flexible printed circuit; and a support member, which is configured to support the flexible printed circuit; wherein the page-turning button has a first convex portion disposed at a first end and a second convex portion disposed at a second end, and the support member has a first concave portion for fitting the first convex portion and a second concave portion for fitting the second convex portion.

US Pat. No. 10,999,948

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SUPPORTING MEMBER THEREOF

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A supporting member, comprising:a body portion;
at least one first fixing portion connected to a side of the body portion, bending relative to the body portion, and configured to be fixed to a first circuit board, the first fixing portion has a first supporting surface configured to be abutted to the first circuit board;
at least one second fixing portion connected to another side of the body portion, bending relative to the body portion, and configured to be fixed to a second circuit board, the second fixing portion having a second supporting surface located at a side of the second fixing portion away from the first circuit board, the second fixing surface being configured to be abutted to the second circuit board; and
a foot coupled to the body portion through an end of the second fixing portion away from the body portion, the foot bending relative to the end of the second fixing portion and extending towards the first circuit board such that the foot is opposite to the body portion, the foot extending beyond the first supporting surface of the first fixing portion and being configured to be inserted into the first circuit board,
wherein the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion have a first fixing hole and a second fixing hole respectively, the second fixing portion further has a through hole aligned with the first fixing hole in a direction in which the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion are arranged, and an aperture of the through hole is greater than an aperture of the first fixing hole so that a locking member can pass through the through hole and the first fixing hole and thereby fixing the first circuit board and the first fixing portion by the locking member.

US Pat. No. 10,999,947

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicle control apparatus disposed inside a housing accommodating a transmission, the vehicle control apparatus comprising:a metal base made of a metal;
a resin case attached to the metal base to provide an interior space;
a printed circuit board, on which an electronic component mounts, that is disposed in the interior space; and
an oil-tight seal member that is placed between the metal base and the resin case to surround the printed circuit board,
wherein the electronic component is included in a control circuit for the transmission,
wherein the metal base and the oil-tight seal member are at a hydrogen bonding state, and
wherein the resin case and the oil-tight seal member are at a covalent bonding state.

US Pat. No. 10,999,945

DISPLACEMENT AID FOR DESKTOP DEVICES

1. A device, comprising:at least one first device foot, said at least one first device foot having a first element and a second element together forming a one-piece integral unit, with said second element being integrated in, and adjoining, said first element, and with said first element and said second element of said at least one device foot being non-moveable relative to one another;
said first element of said at least one first device foot having a contact area in contact with a supporting surface when the device is disposed on the supporting surface in an operating position thereof;
said second element of said at least one first device foot having a contact area in contact with the supporting surface when the device is tilted, starting from the operating position, into a transport state and said first element is spaced apart from the supporting surface; and
said contact area of said second element having a lower frictional resistance than said contact area of said first element.

US Pat. No. 10,999,942

SEAMLESS CURVED DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHODS

NanoLumens Acquistion, In...

1. A seamless curved display system comprising:a) a plurality of display modules coupled to a support structure, said support structure encircling a central volume, the plurality of display modules collectively forming a viewing plane, each display module comprising:
i) a plurality of light emitting elements coupled to a flexible substrate, the plurality of light emitting elements disposed in a predetermined pattern creating a display plane;
ii) said predetermined pattern defining a pitch distance between adjacent light emitting elements, the pitch distance configured to be uniform across said display plane;
iii) each display plane forming a portion of said viewing plane;
b) at least a portion of said plurality of display modules having a convexly curved display plane;
c) a plurality of adjustable couplers coupled between said support structure and said plurality of display modules, each adjustable coupler operative to adjust a spacing between said viewing plane and said support structure;
d) the plurality of display modules further configured in that said viewing plane is a convex viewing plane encircling said central volume, the convex viewing plane visible from the outside of said central volume;
e) the plurality of adjustable couplers further configured so that the viewing plane is a seamless viewing plane having no visible gaps or overlaps between adjacent display modules.

US Pat. No. 10,999,941

HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR AN INTEGRATED DISPLAY UNIT

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A method for forming an electronic display assembly comprising the steps of:extruding a first side member and a second side member, wherein each of said first and second side members comprise a number of channels and a number of additional channels, wherein each of said number of channels of the first side member extend alongside one another along a length of the first side member, and wherein each of said number of channels of the second side member extend alongside one another along a length of the second side member;
pre-fabricating a display unit subassembly comprising a front portion comprising a first electronic display, a rear portion positioned back-to-back with the front portion and comprising a second electronic display, an open loop pathway for ambient air, a first horizontal member, and a second horizontal member; and
securing said display unit subassembly between said first and second side members, wherein said first and second horizontal members are secured within each of the number of channels of said first side member and said second side member to secure said display unit subassembly between said first and second side members at a vertical height, and wherein a rear surface of said front portion is secured within at least one of said additional channels of said first and second side member and a rear surface of said rear portion is secured within at least one other one of said additional channels of said first and second side member;
wherein interior surfaces of said first side member and said second side member form a portion of a closed loop pathway for circulating gas which extends through said display unit subassembly when said display unit subassembly is secured between said first and second side members, and wherein exterior surfaces of said first side member and said second side member form at least a portion of an outer housing for said electronic display assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,999,938

METHOD OF WIRE BONDING A FIRST AND SECOND CIRCUIT CARD

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method, comprising:employing a first circuit card having first and second surfaces and including a first ball stack extending from the first surface of the first circuit card;
employing a second circuit card having first and second surfaces and including a through hole, wherein the second circuit card is mated to the first circuit card to form an assembly, such that the first surface of the first circuit card faces the second surface of the second circuit card, wherein the first ball stack extends into the through hole; and
employing a wirebond to connect the first ball stack to a bond pad on the first surface of the second circuit card, wherein the first and second ball stacks comprise at least two balls stacked on top of each other and bonded to each other, wherein the balls are generated from wire.

US Pat. No. 10,999,935

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT BOARD

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit board, comprising:providing a carrier substrate;
forming a patterned photoresist layer on the carrier substrate;
forming an adhesive layer on a top surface of the patterned photoresist layer;
providing a dielectric substrate;
forming a circuit pattern on the dielectric substrate;
forming a dielectric layer covering the circuit pattern, wherein the dielectric layer has an opening exposing a portion of the circuit pattern;
adhering the adhesive layer to the dielectric layer in a direction that the adhesive layer faces of the dielectric layer;
removing the carrier substrate;
forming a patterned metal layer on a region exposed by the patterned photoresist layer;
removing the patterned photoresist layer; and
removing the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,999,928

CIRCUIT BOARD

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A circuit board, comprising:a substrate, a layout area and a chip mounting area are defined on the substrate; and
a circuit layer including at least one first conductive line and a plurality of second conductive lines, the at least one first conductive line is disposed on the chip mounting area, each of the second conductive lines includes an inner lead and a base line connected with each other, the inner lead having a first width is disposed on the chip mounting area and located between the at least one first conductive line and an edge of the chip mounting area along a direction of a vertical axis, the base line is disposed on the layout area, the at least one first conductive line includes a main line and at least one branch lead, the main line extends along a direction of a first axis intersected with the vertical axis and has a second width higher than or equal to the first width, the at least one branch lead includes a bonding part, a connection part and an extension part which is located between the bonding part and the connection part, the bonding part is provided for bonding a bump of a chip, the connection part is connected to the main line along a direction of a second axis intersected with the vertical axis and has a third width lower than the second width, a first gap exists between the extension part and the main line, a second gap exists between the bonding part and the main line, and a free end of the bonding part is not connected to the main line.

US Pat. No. 10,999,923

STRUCTURE FOR CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A circuit comprising:a conductive contact disposed on a side of a circuit board;
a conductive path disposed on an opposed side of the circuit board;
a first via structure extending through the circuit board,
the first via structure interconnecting the conductive contact and the conductive path;
a second via structure extending through the circuit board that is connected to the first via structure by the conductive path,
the circuit board including a first layer,
a second layer,
and a ground layer disposed between the first layer and the second layer,
the second layer comprising dielectric material,
wherein the side is a surface of the first layer of the circuit board and the opposed side is another surface of the second layer of the circuit board,
the first via structure extending through the first layer and the ground layer of the circuit board,
the first via structure partially extending through a portion of the second layer; and
an elongated metallic path embedded in the dielectric material of the second layer,
separate from the first via structure,
and disposed directly beneath and axially aligned with the first via structure and extending along the conductive path towards the second via structure,
the elongated metallic path and the conductive path having a same width to decrease an impedance difference between the first via structure and the conductive path.

US Pat. No. 10,999,922

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-SILICON MEASUREMENT OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) TRACE IMPEDANCE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system board, comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a first signal trace having an unknown impedance (Zt), the first signal trace defining a first electrically conductive circuit path between a first node and a second node of the PCB;
a first impedance element having a known impedance value (ZL) electrically coupled in series in the first electrically conductive circuit path between the first node and the second node; and
a programmable integrated circuit mechanically attached and electrically coupled to the PCB, the programmable integrated circuit defining an integrated second electrically conductive circuit path between the first and second nodes, the second electrically-conductive circuit path comprising a known source impedance (ZS);
where the programmable integrated circuit is programmed to:
provide a voltage pulse from the second electrically conductive signal path through the source impedance (ZS) and first node to the first electrically conductive signal path, and
then sample multiple voltage values over time at a third node positioned between the source impedance (ZS) and the first impedance while the voltage at the third node is responding to a voltage waveform created by the voltage pulse, the sampled multiple voltage values being indicative of magnitude of the unknown impedance (Zt) of the first signal trace.

US Pat. No. 10,999,918

X-RAY TUBE AND X-RAY GENERATION DEVICE

ANRITSU INFIVIS CO., LTD....

1. An X-ray tube, comprising:an envelope that holds inside thereof at a predetermined pressure;
a cathode provided in the envelope, the cathode emitting electrons; and
an anode provided in the envelope facing to the cathode, the anode generating X-ray, wherein
the envelope has an envelope body and an X-ray window portion having a higher X-rays transmissivity and a higher electric conductivity than those of the envelope body,
when either one part of the X-ray window portion or the anode is set to a lower electric potential than both an electric potential of the other part of the X-ray window portion or the anode and an electric potential of the cathode, detection of at least either one of an ion current through the one part or an electron current through the other part is possible.

US Pat. No. 10,999,914

MOTION SENSITIVE LIGHTING DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A lighting device comprising:a light source;
a wireless communication interface;
a motion sensor;
one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the lighting device to perform operations comprising:
generating a first signal using the motion sensor;
determining, based at least in part on the first signal, that the motion sensor detected first motion;
based at least in part on the motion sensor detecting the first motion, causing power to be provided to the light source;
based at least in part on the motion sensor detecting the first motion, sending, using the wireless communication interface, a second signal to a camera device;
within a period of time since the motion sensor detected the first motion, generating a third signal using the motion sensor;
determining, based at least in part on the third signal, that the motion sensor detected second motion; and
based at least in part on the motion sensor detecting the second motion, sending, using the wireless communication interface, a fourth signal to the camera device.

US Pat. No. 10,999,913

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A lighting system comprising:a high intensity narrow spectrum light source; and
a controller having an electronic processor and memory, the controller configured to
compare an operational characteristic of the high intensity narrow spectrum light to a predetermined operational characteristic, and
output a signal based on the comparison of the operational characteristic of the high intensity narrow spectrum light to the predetermined operational characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,999,912

LIGHTING DRIVER FOR DRIVING LIGHT-EMITTING COMPONENT AT HIGH SPEED

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A lighting driver for driving a light-emitting component at a high speed, comprising:a first current mirror including a first transistor and a second transistor, wherein a first terminal of the first transistor is connected to a common voltage source, a control terminal of the second transistor is connected to a control terminal of the first transistor and the first terminal of the first transistor, and a second terminal of the first transistor and a second terminal of the second transistor are coupled to a reference potential;
an operational amplifier having a first input terminal and a second input terminal, which are respectively connected to the first terminal of the first transistor and a first terminal of the second transistor;
a fast switching circuit, including:
an input current source;
a third transistor having a first terminal connected to the common voltage source, a second terminal connected to the input current source, and a control terminal connected to an output terminal of the operational amplifier;
a first switch having a first terminal connected to the second input terminal of the operational amplifier, and a second terminal connected to the first terminal of the second transistor; and
a second switch having a first terminal connected to the second input terminal of the operational amplifier, and a second terminal connected to the second terminal of the third transistor;
a fourth transistor having a first terminal connected to the light-emitting component, a second terminal connected to the first terminal of the second transistor, and a control terminal connected to the output terminal of the operational amplifier; and
a control circuit connected to a control terminal of the first switch and a control terminal of the second switch, and configured to complementarily switch the first switch and the second switch.

US Pat. No. 10,999,896

TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE INDUSTRIAL HEATER HAVING AUTO-CORRECTION OF SOAK TIME AND SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF ABNORMAL HEATING FUNCTION

1. A temperature controllers for an industrial heating apparatus comprising:a chamber, the chamber comprising an interior sized for accommodating a plurality of heating targets; the chamber interior comprising a central portion and a periphery;
a heater; the heater configured for inputting thermal energy to heat the chamber interior;
a control temperature sensor configured for measuring the temperature of the chamber interior; and
a controller configured to control the heater inputting thermal energy;
wherein the controller controls the heater inputting thermal energy by detecting the temperature of the chamber interior from the control temperature sensor, and when there is a preset temperature tolerance in the central portion and the periphery of the chamber interior, the controller detects an arrival time point at which the temperature at the central portion of the chamber interior, which is a portion to which heat is transferred latest, reaches an allowable temperature limit, the controller to determine a temperature equalization time point with respect to a variation of input thermal energy per unit time at the arrival time point, and the controller corrects the soak time.

US Pat. No. 10,999,880

METHOD FOR RECONFIGURING DATA RADIO BEARER AND USER EQUIPMENT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive an RRCConnectionReconfiguration message which contains an indication to reconfigure a first data radio bearer (DRB) as a second DRB and a drb-ToAddModList parameter that contains a list of DRBs needed to be added; and
reconfiguring circuitry configured to reconfigure a PDCP entity in accordance with a pdcp-Config parameter, if the pdcp-Config parameter included in the drb-ToAddModList parameter, wherein the pdcp-Config parameter is used to set configurable PDCP parameters; wherein
the first DRB is a bearer whose radio protocols are located in a base station (eNB) and are not located in a WLAN to use eNB radio resources among the eNB radio resources and WLAN resources, and
the second DRB is a bearer whose radio protocols are located in both the eNB and the WLAN to use both the eNB radio resources and the WLAN resources.

US Pat. No. 10,999,875

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A random access method, implemented by a terminal, comprising:performing listen before talk (LBT) on a first carrier, wherein the first carrier comprises an unlicensed carrier;
determining, through the LBT, that the first carrier is in a busy state;
detecting, in response to the first carrier being in the busy state, a first signal on the first carrier, wherein the first signal comprises a first preamble signal or indication information, and wherein the indication information indicates that the first carrier is for sending the first preamble signal; and
sending, in response to the detecting, a second preamble signal on the first carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,999,869

USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Institute For Information...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a storage;
a transceiver; and
a processor electrically connected to the storage and the transceiver, being configured to perform the following operations:
receiving, via the transceiver, a message indicating a specific preamble that was specified by a base station (BS) for the UE,
transiting from a radio resource control (RRC) connected state with the BS into an RRC inactive state or an RRC idle state, wherein the UE corresponds to an access stratum context identifier which allows the BS to identify the UE;
transmitting, via the transceiver, the specific preamble on a random access channel (RACH),
transmitting, via the transceiver, an uplink data signal and a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) on an uplink transmission radio resource, wherein the BS receives the uplink data signal and the DMRS according to the specific preamble after receiving the specific preamble; and
receiving, via the transceiver, a downlink data signal on a downlink transmission radio resource according to the specific preamble,
wherein the transceiver transmits the specific preamble, the uplink data signal, and the DMRS, the BS receives the uplink data signal and the DMRS, and the transceiver receives the downlink data signal while the UE remains in the RRC inactive state or the RRC idle state and does not need to transit back into the RRC connected state.

US Pat. No. 10,999,851

ALLOCATION OF RADIO RESOURCES FOR VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An integrated circuit configured to control operation of a vehicular mobile terminal, the integrated circuit comprising:reception circuitry, which, in operation, receives parameter information as part of system information, the system information being broadcast by a radio base station in a cell in which the vehicular mobile terminal is located, wherein the parameter information indicates whether to use radio resources which correspond to a geographical location of the vehicular mobile terminal; and
control circuitry, which is coupled to the reception circuitry and which, in operation, determines based on the parameter information whether to use radio resources which correspond to a geographical location of the vehicular mobile terminal,
wherein, responsive to the parameter information indicating to use radio resources which correspond to a geographical location of the vehicular mobile terminal, the control circuitry
determines the geographical location of the vehicular mobile terminal,
identifies a location subsection in which the vehicular mobile terminal is geographically located based on the parameter information, wherein the parameter information includes a first parameter indicative of a length of the location subsection, a second parameter indicative of a width of the location subsection, a third parameter indicative of a number of location subsections with respect to the length in longitude into which a location section is divided, and a fourth parameter indicative of a number of location subsections with respect to the width in latitude into which the location section is divided, wherein the first to fourth parameters are dynamically signaled from the radio base station,
determines radio resources, which correspond to the identified location subsection in which the vehicular mobile terminal is geographically located, the radio resources being determined by dynamically determining, based on the first to fourth parameters, the length and width of the location subsection and the numbers of location subsections into which the location section is divided with respect to longitude and latitude, and
performs communication in a vehicular communication system using the determined radio resources.

US Pat. No. 10,999,845

FREQUENCY ALLOCATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating an allocating radio node in a wireless communication network, the method comprising allocating, to a second radio node, a frequency range for communication, the frequency range being part of an operating bandwidth of the second radio node, the frequency range comprising an integer number S of subcarriers, the number S of subcarriers corresponding to a value of a limitation relation applied to a fraction of the operating bandwidth, the fraction corresponding to N1/N2, N1 and N2 being integers, and N1 is smaller than N2 the limitation relation corresponding to 2x×3y×5z (1+a), x, y and z being integers including zero, and “a” being a real number.

US Pat. No. 10,999,815

METHOD, FIRST NETWORK NODE, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND CARRIER FOR HANDLING PAGING OF WIRELESS DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a first radio access node in a Radio Access Network (RAN) of a wireless network, for handling paging of a wireless device, the method comprising:registering, in a database, a RAN Area (RANA) to which the first radio access node belongs;
identifying in the database other radio access nodes that belong to the RANA, as an identified set of radio access nodes;
detecting that a wireless device needs to be paged in the RANA; and
distributing a paging message to the identified set of radio access nodes as an instruction to perform radio transmission of the paging message;
wherein said distributing comprises sending the paging message to a core network node as a relay for distribution of the paging message to the identified set of radio access nodes; and
wherein the paging message sent to the core network node is addressed to the RANA or to each radio access node in the identified set of radio access nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,999,807

INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND INFORMATION TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An information transmission method, comprising:determining a target numerology set from multiple numerology sets; and
sending a synchronization signal according to the target numerology set,
wherein the synchronization signal comprises a Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS) and a Secondary Synchronization Signal (SSS) corresponding to the PSS, and a same numerology set is applied for both the PSS and the SSS corresponding to the PSS;
wherein the method further comprises:
determining a time-frequency location of master system information according to a time-frequency location of the synchronization signal; and
sending the master system information according to the time-frequency location of the master system information;
wherein determining the time-frequency location of the master system information according to the time-frequency location of the synchronization signal comprises:
determining a time-domain starting location of the master system information according to at least one of a time-frequency starting location of the PSS, a time-domain starting location of the SSS or a time-domain difference of time-domain starting locations of the PSS and the SSS corresponding to the PSS; and
determining a frequency-domain starting location of the master system information according to at least one of a frequency-domain starting location of the PSS, a frequency-domain starting location of the SSS or a frequency-domain difference of frequency-domain starting locations of the PSS and the SSS corresponding to the PSS.

US Pat. No. 10,999,801

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION TIMER OPERATION FOR CHANGED TTI LENGTH

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:determining that a length of time for a transmission time interval for communication between a mobile node and a network node is changed; and
implementing, for a plurality of timers related to discontinuous reception, each of said timers according to one rule of a set of rules that define a time duration of the respective timer while said changed length of time for the transmission time interval is in effect, and the set of rules comprises: define a new sub-physical downlink control channel subframe which refers to said changed length of time for the transmission time interval, and count the timer in number of said changed transmission time intervals with a physical downlink control channel; define a new sub-subframe with said changed length of time for the transmission time interval and scale the timer to said changed length of time for the transmission time interval; and keep the timer duration unchanged regardless of a length of time for the transmission time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,999,441

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATION BASED CALL ROUTING

United Services Automobil...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computer, a service request associated with a vehicle;
receiving, by the computer and from an electronic sensing and communication assembly integrated with the vehicle, first data indicative of a vehicle damage category and a current location of the vehicle;
receiving, by the computer, a call from a mobile electronic device separate from the electronic sensing and communication assembly;
identifying, by the computer, that the mobile electronic device is associated with the vehicle based on an identifier of the mobile electronic device;
retrieving, by the computer, an insurance profile of the vehicle, wherein the insurance profile includes second data indicative of types of damage insured under the insurance profile;
determining, by the computer and based on a comparison between the first data and the second data, that the vehicle damage category is insured under the insurance profile;
in response to determining that the vehicle damage category is insured under the insurance profile, routing, by the computer and based on the second data, the call from the mobile electronic device to a call-center representative; and
transmitting, by the computer and in response to the service request, a notification to the mobile electronic device containing a service provider corresponding to the service request, the service provider located within a predetermined proximity to the current location of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,998,537

BATTERY

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A battery comprising:a stacked electrode body including a plurality of single plate cells and having a positive electrode lead-stacked part and a negative electrode lead-stacked part,
the plurality of single plate cells include a first single plate cell which has a first positive electrode plate and a first negative electrode plate, and a second single plate cell which has a second positive electrode plate and a second negative electrode wherein the first single plate cell is stacked on the second single plate cell,
the first single plate has a first positive electrode lead extending from the first positive electrode plate and a first negative electrode lead extending from the first negative electrode plate,
the second single plate has a second positive electrode lead extending from the second positive electrode plate and a second negative electrode lead extending from the second negative electrode plate,
the negative electrode lead-stacked part includes the first negative electrode lead and the second negative electrode lead stacked and joined together the positive electrode lead-stacked part being formed by stacking and joining the first positive electrode lead and the second positive electrode lead each other,
the negative electrode lead-stacked part being formed by stacking and joining the first negative electrode lead and the second negative electrode lead each other;
a positive electrode terminal to which the positive electrode lead-stacked part is connected; and
a negative electrode terminal to which the negative electrode lead-stacked part is connected,
wherein, a joining portion of the second positive electrode lead is located between a first positive electrode and the positive electrode terminal, and the positive electrode terminal is not disposed between the first positive electrode lead and the second positive electrode lead,
wherein, a joining portion of the first negative electrode lead is located between a second negative electrode and the negative electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal is not disposed between the first negative electrode lead and the second negative electrode lead,
wherein a distal portion in the positive electrode lead-stacked part is folded and extended to a stacking direction of the stacked electrode body,
and wherein a distal portion in the negative electrode lead-stacked part is folded and extended to a stacking direction of the stacked electrode body,
wherein the distal portion in the positive electrode lead-stacked part and a distal portion in the negative electrode lead-stacked part are extending in opposite directions from each other in the stacking direction of the stacked electrode body,
wherein a surface of the distal portion in the positive electrode lead-stacked part which is opposite to a surface of the distal portion facing the single plate cells is joining to the positive electrode terminal,
wherein a surface of the distal portion in the negative electrode lead-stacked part which is opposite to a surface of the distal portion facing the single plate cells is joining to the positive electrode terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,998,515

SOLAR CELL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

IUCF-HYU

1. A method for manufacturing a solar cell, comprising:forming a first electrode on a substrate, wherein the first electrode is transmissive to light;
growing each of a plurality of nanocrystals in an island shape in a nanocrystal layer on the first electrode in a maskless deposition, wherein the plurality of nanocrystals are configured to amplify light transmitted through the first electrode;
performing a plasma smoothing treatment on the first electrode before the forming of the nanocrystal layer, wherein the smoothed surface increases the work function of the first electrode;
forming a hole transport layer on the first electrode so as to cover the nanocrystals;
forming a photoactive layer by applying a material, in which electron donors and electron acceptors are mixed, on the hole transport layer, wherein the photoactive layer is partially transmissive to the light; and
forming a second electrode on the photoactive layer, wherein the second electrode is reflective of the amplified light,
wherein the plurality of nanocrystals are configured to reflect the amplified light reflected by the second electrode,
wherein the electron donors absorb the light transmitted through the first electrode and amplified by the plurality of nanocrystals,
wherein the electron donors absorb the amplified light reflected by the second electrode,
wherein the electron donors absorb the amplified light reflected by the plurality of nanocrystals that was reflected by the second electrode,
wherein the second electrode includes reflective material having a work function lower than the material of the first electrode,
wherein each of the nanocrystals are formed in an ellipse having a long axis with a diameter longer than that of a short axis,
wherein at least one of the nanocrystals is different from the others in a size of the long axis with the diameter,
wherein the nanocrystal layer is formed in a thickness of 5 nm to 8 nm,
wherein the nanocrystals each are in direct contact with the first electrode with a contact distance shorter than the length of the long axis,
wherein the hole transport layer is formed of at least any one of MoOx, V2O5, VOx, WO3, NiOx, Cu2O,
wherein the maskless deposition is a thermal deposition under a vacuum state, and
wherein the photoactive layer is formed by a process selected from the group consisting of spraying, spin coating, dipping, printing, doctor blading, or sputtering.

US Pat. No. 10,998,158

VARIABLE-FOCUS MAGNETOSTATIC LENS

Triad National Security, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first permanent ring magnet generating a field oriented in a first direction and a second permanent ring magnet generating a field oriented in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction, the first permanent ring magnet and the second permanent ring magnet each comprising an opening through which an electron beam can pass; and
a first collimator plate comprising a collimating iris that is positioned between the first permanent ring magnet and the second permanent ring magnet, or positioned outside of the first permanent ring magnet and or the second permanent ring magnet, wherein
in operation of the apparatus, the electron beam passes through the opening of the first permanent ring magnet and the opening of the second permanent ring magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,998,005

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING MEDIA INFORMATION, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for presenting media information, comprising:displaying, by a device comprising a memory storing instructions and a processor in communication with the memory, an interaction interface;
obtaining, by the device, an image set through the interaction interface, the image set comprising at least one image, by:
in response to a quantity of the image set is less than a threshold, displaying, by the device, prompt information in the interaction interface, the prompt information comprising a quantity of images that can be uploaded,
in response to an upload event being detected on the interaction interface, obtaining, by the device, the image set according to a path indicated by the upload event, and
updating, by the device, the prompt information with the quantity of images that can be uploaded;
obtaining, by the device, target media based on the image set through the interaction interface, the target media comprising a first audio generated according to an image feature of the image set; and
presenting, by the device, the target media.

US Pat. No. 10,997,391

METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN IMAGE OF A PAPILLARY IMPRESSION

1. A method for processing an image of a papillary print designed to be executed by a computer, comprising:a) a step for detecting at least one singular zone on the image, each singular zone being characterised by a position (p), and an orientation (?) representative of a value of a gradient of intensity of the image at position (p);
b) a step for extracting control patches, each control patch comprising one of the singular zones detected in step a);
c) a step for projecting control patches in a reference base of reference patches, so as to determine projection coordinates of each control patch on said reference base, projection of a control patch on the reference base forming a projected patch, the reference base comprising at least two reference patches each associated with a different type of singular zone; and
d) a step for calculating a difference in projection of control patches relative to the projected patches.

US Pat. No. 10,999,960

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELDING MATERIAL USING PERFORATED METAL THIN PLATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

1. A method of manufacturing an electromagnetic wave shielding material using a perforated metal thin plate, the method comprising:1) a first step of forming a gel coat to a mold;
2) a second step of forming a first metal layer on a first composite layer by arranging a perforated metal thin plate, after forming the first composite layer on the gel coat layer formed in the first step by impregnating and defoaming firstly a reinforced fiber by the thermosetting resin;
3) a third step of forming a second metal layer by arranging a perforated metal thin plate and the first metal layer formed in the second step in such a way that positions of perforations are arranged in a staggered manner without overlapping, after forming a second composite layer on the first metal layer formed in the second step by impregnating and defoaming secondly a reinforced fiber by the thermosetting resin; and
4) a fourth step of molding the electromagnetic wave shielding material by curing and demolding after forming a third composite material on the second metal layer formed in the third step by impregnating and defoaming again thirdly the reinforced fibers by the thermosetting resin, wherein the electromagnetic wave shielding material molded by continuously performing the processes of the first through fourth steps is integrated into a single body by chemical bonding between respective constituent layers.

US Pat. No. 10,999,959

MAGNETIC SHIELDING SHEET AND METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A magnetic shielding sheet, comprising:a magnetic layer; and
a protective layer disposed on at least one surface of the magnetic layer, wherein
the magnetic layer comprises a metal-ceramic composite that is a metal powder, on which a ceramic coating layer is formed,
wherein a saturation magnetization value of the magnetic layer is 160 emu/g or more.

US Pat. No. 10,999,957

COMMUNICATION MODULE AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE THEREOF

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A communication module comprising:a module substrate including a plurality of external connection electrodes disposed on a second surface thereof;
communication elements mounted on the module substrate, the communication elements including one or more first communication elements mounted on a first surface of the module substrate and one or more second communication elements mounted on the second surface of the module substrate;
a first heat radiation frame mounted on the first surface of the module substrate and configured to accommodate at least one of the one or more first communication elements; and
a second heat radiation frame mounted on the second surface of the module substrate and configured to accommodate at least one of the one or more second communication elements, and
a third heat radiation frame disposed on the second surface of the module substrate,
wherein the second heat radiation frame and the third heat radiation frame are spaced apart from each other, and
wherein at least one of the plurality of external connection electrodes is disposed between the second heat radiation frame and the third heat radiation frame.

US Pat. No. 10,999,946

MICROCHIPS FOR DOWNHOLE DATA COLLECTION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A microchip, comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within an interior region of the microchip;
a first contact feature positioned along a first area of the PCB within the interior region;
a second contact feature positioned along a second area of the PCB that is disposed opposite to the first area and within the interior region;
a contact frame comprising:
a first contact member and a second contact member respectively coupled to the first contact feature and to the second contact feature for signal communication between the first and second contact features and an external electronic device, and
a reinforcement member to which the first and second contact members are directly attached such that the reinforcement member provides structural support for an arrangement of the first and second contact members, the reinforcement member being disposed within the interior region and surrounding the PCB; and
a housing carrying the first and second contact members and enclosing the interior region and the reinforcement member,
wherein the reinforcement member has a same cross-sectional shape as the housing and extends about an inner surface of the housing along an entire circumference of the housing such that the reinforcement member further provides structural support for the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,999,940

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY MOUNTING SYSTEM

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. An electronic display comprising:one or more cabinets, each cabinet including a front side and a rear side;
a mounting slot disposed on the rear side of at least one cabinet; and
one or more mounting clamps positionable along, and couplable to, the mounting slot, wherein the one or more mounting clamps are configured to secure the one or more cabinets to a ground mounted or suspended support structure without structurally penetrating the one or more cabinets.

US Pat. No. 10,999,939

CIRCUIT CARRIER BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit carrier board comprising:a first build-up layer structure comprising:
a plurality of first dielectric layers and a plurality of first circuit layers are alternately stacked, the first circuit layers are disposed in the first dielectric layers, and the first circuit layers are electrically connected to each other;
a substrate comprising:
a base;
a second build-up layer structure is disposed on the base, the second build-up layer structure comprising:
a plurality of second dielectric layers and a plurality of second circuit layers are alternately stacked, the second circuit layers are disposed in the second dielectric layers, and the second circuit layers are electrically connected to each other, wherein the topmost layer of the second circuit layers is exposed outside of the second dielectric layers;
an adhesive layer is disposed between the first build-up layer structure and the second build-up layer structure, the first build-up layer structure being bonded to the topmost layer of the second circuit layers;
a conductive structure penetrating the plurality of the first dielectric layers, the plurality of the first circuit layers, and the adhesive layer, and contacting the topmost layer of the second circuit layers,
wherein the conductive structure serially connects the first circuit layers in a direction perpendicular to the substrate,
wherein the conductive structure electrically connects the first circuit layers to the topmost layer of the second circuit layers.

US Pat. No. 10,999,937

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Omron Corporation, Kyoto...

1. An electronic device comprising:an electronic component;
a mounting member on which the electronic component is mounted, wherein a center of gravity of the electronic component is at a position separated from the mounting member;
a rigid member having a frame shape, which is fixed to the mounting member and surrounds the electronic component in a direction perpendicular to a direction from the center of gravity of the electronic component to the mounting member; and
a connecting member which connects the electronic component to the rigid member on a side opposite to the mounting member with respect to the electronic component,
wherein, in a direction opposite the direction from the center of gravity of the electronic component to the mounting member, a part of the electronic component is exposed to an outside from the rigid member to the connecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,999,936

METHOD FOR APPLYING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method for applying at least one electronic component to a non-planar surface of an object, the method comprising:placing a component stencil on a support;
arranging a plurality of electronic components in a plurality of corresponding openings of the component stencil with a top surface of the plurality of electronic components on the support;
positioning a contact material stencil on the component stencil such that each of the plurality of openings in the contact material stencil is over a corresponding contact region on the bottom surface of each of the plurality of electronic components;
applying a contact material on the at least one contact region of each of the plurality of electronic components within the corresponding opening of the contact material stencil;
removing the contact material stencil from the component stencil;
removing the component stencil from the support; and
applying the plurality of electronic components to the non-planar surface by bending the support to conform to the shape of the non-planar surface such that the contact material couples each of the plurality of electronic components to the non-planar surface of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,999,930

INTEGRATED POWER DELIVERY BOARD FOR DELIVERING POWER TO AN ASIC WITH BYPASS OF SIGNAL VIAS IN A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a power delivery board for integration with a printed circuit board, the power delivery board comprising a power plane for delivering power from at least two voltage regulator modules to an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mounted on a first side of the printed circuit board;
wherein the power plane in the power delivery board interconnects with power vias in the power delivery board for vertical alignment with the ASIC through power vias in the printed circuit board to electrically couple the voltage regulator modules and the ASIC when the power delivery board is mounted on a second side of the printed circuit board; and
wherein the power delivery board comprises at least two pairs of additional power vias interconnected with the power plane, each of said pairs of additional power vias positioned for direct vertical alignment with one of the voltage regulator modules.

US Pat. No. 10,999,927

CERAMIC SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CERAMIC SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A ceramic substrate comprising:a plurality of electrodes on an electronic component mounting surface; and
one or more interelectrode wires each connecting the electrodes to each other on the electronic component mounting surface,
wherein a resist extending across an interelectrode wire is disposed on the electronic component mounting surface, wherein the interelectrode wire is bent downward to be laid deeper than two electrodes that are connected by the interelectrode wire, and
wherein the resist is embedded in the interelectrode wire where the resist is extending across the interelectrode wire.

US Pat. No. 10,999,921

CIRCUIT BOARD FOR REDUCING TRANSMITTING LOSS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREWITH

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A circuit board, comprising:a first layer;
a transmission line disposed on the first layer; and
a second layer stacked with the first layer,
wherein the second layer comprises:
a first region, which is constructed of a first material, corresponding to a first portion of the transmission line, and
a second region, which is constructed of a second material having a permittivity that is different from that of the first material, corresponding to a second portion of the transmission line,
wherein the second portion of the transmission line is different from the first portion of the transmission line,
wherein the first region comprises a first support structure supporting the second region, and
wherein the first support structure comprises:
the first material located stacked in a layered manner and spaced vertically; and
an interlayer adhesive layer, which is disposed between the first layered materials.

US Pat. No. 10,999,917

SPARSE LASER ETCH ANODIZED SURFACE FOR COSMETIC GROUNDING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A mounting system for an electronic device, the mounting system comprising:an electrically conductive layer;
an anodized layer formed over the electrically conductive layer in a mounting region;
a plurality of micro-perforations formed through the anodized layer in the mounting region exposing the electrically conductive layer; and
one or more connection components configured to attach and secure a second electronic device to the mounting region.

US Pat. No. 10,999,916

FUNCTIONAL CONTACTOR FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A functional contactor for an electronic device, the functional contactor comprising:a conductive elastic portion configured to come into electrical contact with one among a circuit substrate of the electronic device, a bracket coupled to the circuit substrate, and a conductor contactable with a human body and having elasticity;
a substrate comprised of a plurality of dielectric layers; and
a functional element embedded in the substrate to be electrically connected in series to the conductive elastic portion,
wherein the conductive elastic portion has a shape of a C-shaped clip, and is an in-line contact or an in-point contact and is configured to reduce galvanic corrosion,
wherein the substrate serves as a guide which acts as a medium for fixing the conductive elastic portion and the functional element,
wherein the substrate comprises a cavity, the functional element is embedded inside the cavity, and the cavity is vertically formed to pass through one of the plurality of dielectric layers,
wherein the functional element comprises functional element-outer electrodes provided at two opposite ends of the functional element, and wherein the functional element-outer electrodes are provided on and below the functional element.

US Pat. No. 10,999,915

LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICE AND LIGHTING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

AMOSENSE CO., LTD, Chung...

1. A lighting control device for controlling a lighting apparatus connected to a smart lighting system, comprising:a plurality of lighting ports to which a LED module is connected;
a power supply module for outputting power to the LED module through the plurality of lighting ports;
a control module for controlling an operation state of the LED module based on a control signal of the smart lighting system; and
a sensing module for sensing the operation state of the LED module that operates according to a control of the control module,
wherein the control module calculates a control current by multiplying a light rate, a rated current and a value obtained by dividing a lighting target by to a total number of LED modules, and sets the control current as a final command value, and
wherein the power supply module outputs a DC power having the control current of the final command value to the LED module.

US Pat. No. 10,999,886

TECHNIQUES FOR HARMONIZATION BETWEEN CRS AND DM-RS BASED TRANSMISSION MODES IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:identifying, at a network entity, a subframe configuration for wireless wide area network (WWAN) communications over an unlicensed spectrum, the subframe configuration indicating whether a respective downlink subframe in a transmission burst corresponds to a multicast-broadcast single-frequency network (MBSFN) subframe, wherein the MBSFN subframe supports a transmission mode over the unlicensed spectrum based on a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS), and wherein the subframe configuration enables support for a dynamic number of downlink and uplink subframes in each transmission burst including the transmission burst, and wherein a downlink subframe type signaling of the respective downlink subframe enables support for transmission mode multiplexing of both cell specific reference signal (CRS)-based transmission modes in non-MBSFN subframes and DM-RS-based transmission modes in MBSFN subframes within a same transmission burst, and wherein the subframe configuration further indicates a remaining number of downlink subframes in the transmission burst, including the respective downlink subframe, and a remaining number of uplink subframes in the transmission burst; and
transmitting, by the network entity, an indication of the subframe configuration to at least one user equipment (UE), wherein a ratio of MBSFN subframes of the transmission burst ranges from 0% to 100%.

US Pat. No. 10,999,862

METHOD FOR PERFORMING SIDELINK TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing, by a user equipment (UE), a sidelink transmission in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), uplink-downlink configuration for a time division duplex (TDD) operation;
receiving, from the BS, a sidelink grant to be used for scheduling of the sidelink transmission based on the uplink-downlink configuration for the TDD operation,
wherein the sidelink grant includes control information indicating an offset of a specific subframe associated with the sidelink grant;
determining the specific subframe based on a value indicated by the control information; and
performing the sidelink transmission in the specific subframe,
wherein a size of the control information is 2 bits, and
wherein, based on the control information being set to ‘00’, ‘01’, ‘10’, or ‘11’, values indicated by the control information are ‘0’, ‘1’, ‘2’, or ‘3’, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,999,854

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR PREDICTING AVAILABLE THROUGHPUT FOR UPLINK DATA

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A controller coupled to a user equipment, wherein the user equipment is in communication with a base station over a radio link in a wireless communications network, the controller comprising:a memory storing computer instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the computer instructions to:
obtain first information about a past uplink scheduling of the user equipment;
obtain a first radio quality measure related to the radio link; and
determine an estimated throughput for uplink data to be sent from the user equipment to the base station over the radio link, the determining being based on:
a relationship between the first information about the past uplink scheduling and previously obtained information about the past uplink scheduling;
a relationship between the first radio quality measure and a previously obtained radio quality measure; and
a previously obtained throughput for the uplink data, the previously obtained throughput being associated with the previously obtained information about the past uplink scheduling and the previously obtained radio quality measure; and
control the user equipment to optimize a quality of service based on the estimated throughput.

US Pat. No. 10,999,852

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING BUFFER STATUS REPORTS FOR IMPLEMENTING MULTIPLE USER UPLINK MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL PROTOCOLS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for allocating communication resources to one or more stations for data transmissions, comprising:generating a request frame requesting a buffer report from each of the one or more stations, the request frame selectively requesting that the buffer report indicates either an amount of data in a buffer or a requested amount of time to transmit the data in the buffer, the request frame further indicating that the buffer report is to use a selected one of four different granularities to indicate either the amount of data in the buffer or the requested amount of time to transmit the data in the buffer, the request frame further indicating a duration for receiving a report frame from the one or more stations, the report frame comprising the buffer report;
transmitting the request frame to at least one of the one or more stations; and
receiving the buffer report in a report frame from at least one of the one or more stations based at least in part on the duration and selected granularity.

US Pat. No. 10,999,841

FAST WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING MULTIPLE TRANSFER RATE PARTITIONING AND COOPERATIVE TRANSMISSION

1. A method for communicating in a wireless local area network (WLAN), by an access point (AP), the method comprising:receiving a first uplink data frame from a STA;
transmitting, to the STA, based on a downlink data to be transmitted to the STA being present, a first downlink data in response to the first uplink data frame,
wherein, based on the first downlink data frame being successfully received by the STA, the successful reception of the first downlink data frame is accepted as a successful acknowledgement of the first uplink data frame by the STA;
receiving a second uplink data frame from the STA in response to the first downlink data frame,
wherein, based on the second uplink data frame being successfully received by the AP, the successful reception of the second uplink data frame is accepted as a successful acknowledgement of the first downlink data frame by the AP; and
transmitting, based on the downlink data to be transmitted to the STA being not present, to the STA, an acknowledgement frame in response to the second uplink data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,999,833

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING PDCCH AND PDSCH, AND A METHOD PERFORMED BY AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR COMMUNICATING DATA USING A PLURALITY OF SUB-CARRIERS

SCA IPLA Holdings Inc., ...

18. A method performed by an electronic device for communicating data with terminal devices in a wireless telecommunications system using a plurality of sub-carriers spanning a system frequency band, the method comprising:communicating with a terminal device to share an indication of sub-carriers allocated to a second frequency band, which is smaller than and within the system frequency band, in association with Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling;
transmitting physical-layer control information for the terminal device using sub-carriers selected from across the system frequency band, wherein the physical-layer control information indicates an allocation of higher-layer data for the terminal device within the second frequency band; and
transmitting higher-layer data for the terminal device using the allocation to the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,999,824

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR HANDLING OF RETRANSMISSION FEEDBACK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving data on a downlink (DL) time-frequency resource; and
transmitting, on an uplink (UL) time-frequency resource, retransmission feedback to indicate whether a data packet comprised in the data was received properly, wherein the frequency resource of the UL time-frequency resource is determined based on where in time, within a time-slot structure, the data was received.

US Pat. No. 10,999,816

PAGING OPTIMIZATION IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

23. A method for paging optimization in a mobile network, comprising:sending to a core network entity from a radio access network entity serving a user equipment a list of recommended cells for paging of said user equipment, organised as a list of recommended radio access network entities to send paging messages to, and for a radio access network entity of said list of recommended radio access network entities, a list of recommended cells for paging of said user equipment by said radio access network entity of said list of recommended radio access network entities.

US Pat. No. 10,999,812

REGISTRATION OF MULTI-PORT DEVICE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device and from a user device, a first message comprising a private identifier associated with the user device;
determining, based on the private identifier, a plurality of public identifiers and a plurality of ports, of the user device, associated with the public identifiers; and
sending, to the user device and based on the first message not comprising an indication of a port of the plurality of ports, a second message comprising the plurality of public identifiers and information indicating the plurality of ports.

US Pat. No. 10,999,809

TIMING ADVANCE FOR SATELLITE-BASED COMMUNICATIONS

DISH Network L.L.C., Eng...

1. A method for using an estimated timing advance for user equipment communications, the method comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), a first estimated distance between a communication satellite and a communication network gateway by accessing the first estimated distance from a data storage arrangement of the UE;
calculating a second estimated distance between the user equipment and the communication satellite using a location of the UE and an estimated location of the communication satellite;
calculating a total distance estimate from the UE to the communication network gateway using the first estimated distance and the second estimated distance;
calculating an estimated timing offset using the total distance estimate from the UE to the communication network gateway;
transmitting, by the UE, to the communication satellite, first data such that a timing of transmission of the first data is based on the calculated estimated timing offset;
after transmitting the first data such that the timing of the transmission of the first data is based on the calculated timing offset, receiving, by the UE, a timing advance (TA) command that comprises a TA value;
adjusting, by the UE, the calculated estimated timing offset based on the received TA value to create a corrected TA value; and
transmitting, by the UE, to the communication satellite, second data such that a timing of transmission of the second data is based on the corrected TA value.

US Pat. No. 10,999,804

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising circuitry configured to:receive a signal from a first information processing apparatus including information regarding a receiving power value and a transmitting power of the signal;
acquire surrounding environment information regarding an environment surrounding the information processing apparatus based on the information in the received signal regarding the receiving power value and the transmitting power of the signal; and
transmit a frame to the first information processing apparatus with transmitting power determined on a basis of the acquired surrounding environment information including the information in the received signal regarding the receiving power value and the transmitting power of the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,999,934

METAL OXIDE NANOPARTICLE INK COMPOSITION, METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME, AND METHOD OF FORMING CONDUCTIVE LAYER PATTERN USING SAME

GACHON UNIVERSITY OF INDU...

1. A method of forming a conductive layer pattern, the method comprising:a metal oxide thin film forming step of forming a metal oxide thin film by coating a substrate layer with a metal oxide nanoparticle ink composition;
a reducing sintering step of performing a reducing sintering by irradiating the formed metal oxide thin film with a sintering laser to form the conductive layer; and
a cleaning step of cleaning a non-sintered metal oxide thin film, wherein
the metal oxide nanoparticle ink composition includes
a first solvent including 1-pentanol;
nickel oxide nanoparticles dispersed in the first solvent; and
polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), wherein the metal oxide nanoparticle ink composition includes 25 g to 30 g of the nickel oxide nanoparticles, 2 g to 4 g of the polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and 0.15 g to 0.25 g of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) per 100 ml of 1-pentanol.

US Pat. No. 10,999,933

CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL AND PROCESS

1. A method for making a conductive network of sintered silver in an organic matrix comprising:(a) depositing an ink consisting essentially of a silver compound, a reducing agent, an organic binder and an optional solvent,
wherein the silver compound is silver oxalate and is present in an amount of about 18% by weight, based on the total weight of the ink;
wherein the reducing agent comprises isopropanolamine in an amount of about 36% by weight, octylamine in an amount of about 9% by weight, and ethanol in an amount of about 36% by weight, each based on the total weight of the conductive ink composition;
wherein the organic binder includes polyvinylpyrrolidone and is present in the amount of about 0.1-30% by weight of the total ink and forms into the organic matrix; on a substrate and applying an external energy source to dry the deposited ink; and
(b) applying an additional external energy source to the dried ink to decompose the silver compound to elemental silver and to sinter the elemental silver into a conductive network in the organic matrix,
wherein the additional external energy source comprises pulsed UV irradiation, and
wherein the organic matrix remains substantially intact following pulse UV irradiation.

US Pat. No. 10,999,906

SELF-ADAPTIVE ILLUMINATING DEVICE

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A self-adaptive illuminating device, comprising:an illuminating unit;
a sampling module, electrically coupled to the illuminating unit, and configured to sample at least one electrical property of the illuminating unit to generate a first feedback signal in response to a test signal, wherein a sampling transformation module comprises a signal transformation unit, a photo-coupling isolation unit and an auxiliary unit, wherein the signal transformation unit is electrically coupled to the sampling module, and configured to generate a third feedback signal based on the first feedback signal, the photo-coupling isolation unit is electrically coupled to the signal transformation unit, and configured to perform photo-coupling isolation on the third feedback signal for generating the second feedback signal, and the auxiliary unit is electrically coupled to the signal transformation unit for powering up the signal transformation unit;
a sampling transformation module, electrically coupled to a sampling module, and configured to filter out noises off the first feedback signal for generating a second feedback signal, wherein the sampling transformation module comprises the signal transformation unit, the photo-coupling isolation unit and the auxiliary unit, the signal transformation unit is electrically coupled to the sampling module, and configured to generate a third feedback signal based on the first feedback signal, the photo-coupling isolation unit is electrically coupled to the signal transformation unit, and configured to perform photo-coupling isolation on the third feedback signal for generating the second feedback signal, and the auxiliary unit is electrically coupled to the signal transformation unit for powering up the signal transformation unit;
a control module, electrically coupled to the sampling transformation module, and configured to generate an operation signal that carries at least one operational parameter of the illuminating unit in response to the second feedback signal; and
a power transformation module, electrically coupled to the control module, configured to generate a drive voltage corresponding to an input voltage and the operation signal, and configured to drive the illuminating unit using the drive voltage, wherein the power transformation module comprises:
a power transforming unit, electrically coupled to the control module, configured to generate the test signal using a first control signal;
a power factor calibration unit, electrically coupled to the power transforming unit, and configured to generate a calibration signal based on a rectified voltage;
a rectifying unit, electrically coupled to the power factor calibration unit, and configured to rectify the input voltage to generate the rectified voltage;
a DC voltage transformation unit, electrically coupled to the rectifying unit and the illuminating unit;
a total voltage testing unit, electrically coupled to the rectifying unit and the power transformation unit, and configured to test the rectified voltage to generate the test signal;
a drive controlling unit, electrically coupled to the power transformation unit and the DC voltage transformation unit, and configured to generate a drive signal based on the test signal; and
a DC sampling unit, electrically coupled to the power transformation unit, and configured to sample the drive voltage to generate a sample signal;
wherein the DC voltage transformation unit is configured to perform AC-to-DC voltage transformation on the rectified voltage and to adjust the rectified voltage using the drive signal for generating the drive voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,999,897

INSULATION FLUID HEATING APPARATUS AND METHOD

ABB Power Grids Switzerla...

1. An apparatus for heating an insulation fluid in a medium-voltage or high-voltage switchgear, wherein the insulation fluid comprises at least one component, the apparatus comprising:a compartment for holding the insulation fluid, and
an infrared source adapted to emit infrared radiation of at least one wavelength for excitation of at least one vibrational or rotational mode of the at least one component of the insulation fluid, wherein the apparatus is structured such that at least a part of the infrared radiation interacts with the insulation fluid and excites the at least one vibrational or rotational mode of the at least one component of the insulation fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,999,891

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN MULTI-MAC-OPERATING ENVIRONMENT AND IOT APPARATUS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A communication method in a multi-MAC (Media Access Control)-operating environment including synchronous MAC and asynchronous MAC, the communication method comprising:periodically transmitting, by an IoT (Internet of Things) device included in the multi-MAC-operating environment, a first message to a first device;
determining, by the IoT device, whether to transmit a second message;
transmitting, by the IoT device, a preamble packet to a second device, to which the second message is to be transmitted, when the second message is determined to be transmitted; and
transmitting, by the IoT device, the second message to the second device,
wherein the periodically transmitting the first message includes transmitting, by the IoT device, the first message to the first device, which is a upper-level node of the IoT device, using a synchronous MAC protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,999,887

DATA SENDING METHOD, DATA RECEIVING METHOD, AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data receiving method, comprising:performing, by a receive end device, a discontinuous reception (DRX) operation at a first frequency based on a DRX parameter;
receiving, by the receive end device in a time indicated by the DRX parameter, first indication information sent by a transmit end device by using the first frequency, wherein the first indication information instructs the receive end device to receive data at a second frequency; and
after the receiving, by the receive end device in the time indicated by the DRX parameter, the first indication information sent by the transmit end device by using the first frequency, performing operations comprising: starting, by the receive end device, beam tracking to determine an optimal beam; sending, by the receive end device, second indication information to the transmit end device, wherein the second indication information indicates the optimal beam; and receiving, by the receive end device at the second frequency by using the optimal beam, data sent by the transmit end device at the second frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,999,885

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RELEASING PRECONFIGURED UPLINK RESOURCES (PUR) IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:keeping a dedicated Preconfigured Uplink Resources (PUR) configuration when the UE is in Radio Resource Control (RRC) idle state and a serving cell of the UE is a second cell, wherein the UE is configured with the dedicated PUR configuration in a first cell different than the second cell;
selecting a third cell during a RRC connection re-establishment procedure; and
responsive to the selecting the third cell, determining whether or not to release the dedicated PUR configuration based upon whether or not the third cell is the same as the first cell, wherein the determining whether or not to release the dedicated PUR configuration is performed when the UE is in RRC connected state, wherein:
the determining whether or not to release the dedicated PUR configuration comprises determining to release the dedicated PUR configuration when the third cell is different than the first cell, wherein the method comprises releasing the dedicated PUR configuration responsive to the determining to release the dedicated PUR configuration; or
the determining whether or not to release the dedicated PUR configuration comprises determining to keep the dedicated PUR configuration when the third cell is the same as the first cell, wherein the method comprises keeping the dedicated PUR configuration responsive to the determining to keep the dedicated PUR configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,999,881

SESSION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

4. An apparatus comprising at least one hardware processor coupled with a non-transitory storage medium storing executable instructions; wherein the executable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to carry out a method comprising:receiving, by a first session management (SM) entity, first session context information from a second SM entity;
generating, by the first SM entity, second session context information based on the first session context information;
sending, by the first SM entity, the second session context information to a terminal,
wherein before the receiving, by a first SM entity, first session context information from a second SM entity, the method further comprises:
sending, by the first SM entity, a session context request to the second SM entity, wherein the session context request comprises an identifier of the terminal, and
receiving, by the first SM entity, a second SM relocation request from a separate target mobility management (MM) entity, wherein the second SM relocation request comprises the identifier of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,999,866

RELIABLE AND DETERMINISTIC WI-FI FOR INDUSTRIAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A method of operating a first access point, a second access point, a first communication apparatus, and a second communication apparatus corresponding to nodes in the same network, the method comprising:associating the first communication apparatus with the first access point and the second access point, the first access point and the second access point being connected via a wired interface, association information for associating with one of the first communication apparatus or a second communication apparatus being shared between the first access point and the second access point via the wired interface;
associating the second communication apparatus with the first access point and the second access point using the association information;
receiving, by the first access point, first data from the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus within a first period according to first scheduled communication information included in a first beacon frame transmitted by at least one of the first access point or the second access point, the first scheduled communication information including information on data transmission to the first access point; and
receiving, by the second access point, at least part of the same data as the first data from the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus within a second period subsequent to the first period according to second scheduled communication information included in a second beacon frame transmitted by at least one of the first access point or the second access point, the second scheduled communication information including information on data transmission to the second access point.

US Pat. No. 10,999,858

MULTIPLE GROUPINGS FOR GROUP CONTROL CHANNEL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) for wireless communication, the method comprising: receiving an indicator of resource allocation for a plurality of UEs, wherein the indicator of resource allocation includes a bitmap indicating which UEs in the plurality of UEs reported a negative acknowledgement for a prior downlink transmission; determining, based at least on a grouping of the plurality of UEs, resources from the resource allocation for receiving data at the UE; and receiving the data on the determined resources.

US Pat. No. 10,999,853

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:processing circuitry, configured to:
determine secondary systems in a particular area; and
cluster, based on relative interferences among the secondary systems and quality of service requirements of the secondary systems,
wherein the processing circuitry is configured to perform the clustering based on a degree of relative interferences among the secondary systems relative to the quality of service requirements thereof,
wherein the processing circuitry is configured to perform clustering as follows:
selecting a secondary system with the highest quality of service requirement as a first member of a cluster; and
selecting a secondary system which has the lowest relative interferences with existing members in the cluster as a new member to be added in the cluster under a condition of satisfying the quality of service requirement of each member in the cluster after the adding.

US Pat. No. 10,999,848

SPARSE-CODED AMBIENT BACKSCATTER COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

1. A sparse-coded ambient backscatter communication method in an ambient backscatter system including an access point and a plurality of sensor nodes, the method comprising:accumulating, by at least one sensor node of the plurality of sensor nodes, energy by harvesting energy from a RF signal emitted from the access point;
generating, by the at least one sensor node, M-ary data when a predetermined threshold or more energy is accumulated to be switched into an active state;
generating, by the at least one sensor node, a symbol by projecting the M-ary data into a predefined mapping function;
generating, by the at least one sensor node, a code word by spreading the symbol;
transmitting, by the at least one sensor node, the code word to the access point by reflecting a carrier wave received from the access point,
wherein the at least one sensor node of the plurality of sensor nodes transmits the code word, in a non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) manner, to the access point;
estimating, by the access point, a dyadic channel of a received signal including the code word transmitted from the at least one sensor node; and
repeatedly updating, by the access point, information of a factor node and a variable node in consideration of the estimated dyadic channel and intersymbol interference (ISI), and detecting, by the access point, data of the plurality of sensor nodes based on the updated result.

US Pat. No. 10,999,846

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:receiving a random access channel (RACH) configuration by a user equipment, wherein the configuration comprises time and/or frequency resources for each RACH Preamble and a corresponding first message (Msg1) data part;
selecting a RACH preamble by the user equipment;
transmitting the selected RACH preamble;
performing a listening before talk (LBT) at a predetermined point in time;
transmitting the Msg1 data part provided that a channel is unoccupied based on the LBT;
monitoring downlink control channel for a second message (Msg2) of a 2-step random access procedure or a 4-step random access procedure; and
in response to receiving:
Msg2 of the 2-step random access procedure, ending random access procedure by transmitting an acknowledgement;
Msg2 of the 4-step random access procedure, continuing the 4-step random access procedure by transmitting a third message (Msg3).

US Pat. No. 10,999,843

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALCULATING CHANNEL OCCUPANCY RATIO IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a wireless device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:acquiring a configuration of a radio channel resource occupancy limit;
reserving radio resources in a set of subframes for sidelink transmissions of media access control (MAC) protocol data units (PDUs),
wherein the set of subframes comprises one or more first subframes reserved for one or more transmissions of a current MAC PDU and second subframes reserved for transmissions of one or more next MAC PDUs;
constructing the current MAC PDU related with at least a radio resource in the one or more first subframes;
determining a radio channel resource occupancy for a duration from past subframes used for transmissions up to the one or more first subframes reserved for the one or more transmissions of the current MAC PDU; and
performing the one or more transmissions of the current MAC PDU based on that the radio channel resource occupancy is lower than the radio channel resource occupancy limit.

US Pat. No. 10,999,842

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPORTING SYSTEM FRAME NUMBER (SFN) AND SUBFRAME OFFSET IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY (DC) ENHANCEMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor configured to cause a user equipment (UE) to:
configure the UE for Dual Connectivity (DC) operation, wherein during the DC operation, in a radio resource control (RRC) connected mode the UE is configured to use radio resources from a master base station of a Master Cell Group (MCG) and a secondary base station of a Secondary Cell Group (SCG), and wherein as pan of the DC operation, the processor is configured to:
decode first signaling received in a first subframe from the master base station, the first signaling including a first Master Information Block (MIB),
decode second signaling received in a second subframe from the secondary base station, the second signaling including a second MIB, wherein the first MIB and the second MIB each include a system frame number;
calculate, a subframe number (SFN) offset between the master base station and the secondary base station, a frame boundary offset between the master base station and the secondary base station, and a subframe boundary offset between the master base station and the secondary base station;
generate an SFN and subframe timing difference (SSTD) measurement report including the SFN offset, the frame boundary offset, and the subframe boundary offset,
wherein the SFN offset is reported as one of 1024 values, wherein the frame boundary offset is reported as one of 10 values, and wherein the subframe boundary offset is granulized to a step size of Q_step×Ts in the SSTD measurement report; and
encode RRC signaling for transmission to the master base station.

US Pat. No. 10,999,836

BASE STATION, TERMINAL, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed by a terminal which communicates with a base station, the method comprising:receiving a RRC message from the base station, the RRC message including first identification information indicating an initial cyclic prefix length of a first cyclic prefix part to be inserted into a first plurality of blocks which constitutes a first subframe;
determining the initial cyclic prefix length of the first cyclic prefix part to be inserted into the first plurality of blocks based on the first identification information;
receiving second identification information from the base station after receiving the RRC message, the second identification information identifying a cyclic prefix length of a second cyclic prefix part to be inserted into a second plurality of blocks which constitutes a second subframe; and
determining the cyclic prefix length of the second cyclic prefix part to be inserted into the second plurality of blocks based on the second identification information,
wherein each of the first plurality of blocks includes the first cyclic prefix part and a data part being inserted either before or after the first cyclic prefix part,
wherein each of the second plurality of blocks includes the second cyclic prefix part and a data part that is inserted either before or after the second cyclic prefix part,
wherein the second identification information is included in control information, and
wherein the control information is DCI (Downlink Control Information).

US Pat. No. 10,999,835

WIRELESS DEVICES AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING EXAMPLES OF CONFIGURATION MODES FOR BASEBAND UNITS AND REMOTE RADIO HEADS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a reconfigurable fabric coupled to a fronthaul link, the reconfigurable fabric configured to receive a data stream to be transmitted according to a wireless protocol, the reconfigurable fabric comprising:
a plurality of processing units; and
a non-transitory computer readable media encoded with control instructions which, when executed by the reconfigurable fabric, are configured to cause the apparatus to perform operations comprising:
receive a configuration mode selection including information indicative of a configuration mode, wherein the configuration mode is associated with at least one wireless processing stage of a plurality of wireless processing stages;
allocate a portion of the plurality of processing units to perform the at least one wireless processing stage, wherein the at least one wireless processing stage is configured to mix coefficient data with the data stream to be transmitted according to the wireless protocol;
calculate an intermediate processing result by mixing the coefficient data with the data stream to be transmitted according to the wireless protocol, wherein the calculated intermediate processing result corresponds to the portion of the plurality of processing units performing the at least one wireless processing stage according to the wireless protocol; and
provide the intermediate processing result via the fronthaul link.

US Pat. No. 10,999,832

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE AND NETWORK DEVICE FOR RESOURCE RESERVATION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for signal transmission, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, downlink control information (DCI), wherein the DCI carries resource reservation indication information, and the resource reservation indication information indicates to the terminal device whether one of a plurality of physical resources is to be reserved in a time-domain resource unit; and
determining, by the terminal device, a first physical resource used for transmitting a first signal in the time-domain resource unit according to the resource reservation indication information, or determining a second physical resource used for an uplink and downlink guard period in the time-domain resource unit according to the resource reservation indication information,
wherein the downlink control information is common downlink control information, the common downlink control information is information transmitted in a common search space of a downlink control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,999,830

BASE STATION, TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A base station comprising:a controller, which, in operation, in a case of communicating with a terminal using a time unit including a downlink time resource for a downlink control signal, a downlink time resource for downlink data assigned by the downlink control signal, and an uplink time resource for a response signal for the downlink data, sets an amount of the uplink time resource per the time unit to be used by the terminal to transmit the response signal, wherein the amount of the uplink time resource is expressed as a number of consecutive symbols, and sets a number of repetitions by which the transmission of the response signal is repeated over a plurality of the time units, wherein the number of consecutive symbols is a fixed value that remains the same value over the plurality of the time units either when the transmission of the response signal is repeated or not repeated over the plurality of the time units;
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits time unit information including at least one of the amount of the uplink time resource per the time unit and the number of repetitions to be used by the terminal to transmit the response signal; and
a receiver, which, in operation, receives the response signal repeatedly transmitted from the terminal over the plurality of the time units.

US Pat. No. 10,999,826

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL CHANNEL DETECTION IN AN UPLINK SHARED CHANNEL

Cavium, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. A method of obtaining control information relating to wireless communication channels for a communications network, comprising:descrambling radio frequency (“RF”) signals from an uplink shared channel to generate a descrambled bit stream;
forwarding a first copy of the descrambled bit stream to a first control signal extraction and soft combiner for extracting soft bits relating to control information from a time-frequency resource grid and combining the soft bits to produce a first soft bit stream representing a first control signal, wherein the forwarding a first copy of the descrambled bit stream includes generating at least one symbol for an acknowledgement (“ACK”) indicator in response to the first soft bit stream; and
forwarding a second copy of the descrambled bit stream to a second control signal extraction and soft combiner for extracting soft bits relating to control information from the time-frequency resource grid and combining the soft bits to produce a second soft bit stream representing a second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,999,823

DEVICE AND METHOD IN A PUBLIC LAND MOBILE NETWORK INCLUDING DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN TERMINALS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first control device, associated with a first public land mobile network (PLMN), the first control device comprising:circuitry configured to send resource related information, indicating at least one radio resource for direct communication between a first terminal device associated with the first control device and a second terminal device associated with a second PLMN and a second base station of the second PLMN, without going through a first base station associated with the first PLMN,
wherein the at least one radio resource includes at least a partial radio resource that is other than a radio resource used for communication between the first terminal device and the first base station.

US Pat. No. 10,999,814

SPATIAL LOCATION PREDICTION METHOD AND DEVICE BY USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A spatial location prediction device comprising:a processor; and
a memory connected to the processor and storing an artificial intelligence algorithm, first location data, second location data, and third location data,
wherein the memory stores program instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
two-dimensionally map the first location data to a first point according to a preset mapping method,
two-dimensionally map the second location data to a second point according to the mapping method,
two-dimensionally map the third location data to a third point according to the mapping method,
set a reference point, a plurality of first reference lines, and a plurality of second reference lines according to a preset method through the first point to the third point,
generate movement information about a location where a user has moved from a location corresponding to the reference point by using location information received from a user terminal, and
train the artificial intelligence algorithm using the movement information,
wherein the movement information is generated based on a two-dimensionally mapped point of the location where the user has moved and a reference line which is closest from the two-dimensionally mapped point among the plurality of first reference lines and the plurality of second reference lines.

US Pat. No. 10,999,813

METHOD FOR USER EQUIPMENT'S REGISTRATION UPDATE

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform:
a first registration with a registration node via a first network access;
a second registration with the registration node via a second network access;
a determination that the apparatus is not connected to the registration node via the first network access; and
in response to the determination and dependent upon a connection status of the apparatus to the registration node via the second network access, triggering of an update of the first registration via the second network access.

US Pat. No. 10,999,318

ALGORITHMIC PACKET-BASED DEFENSE AGAINST DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE

UNIKEN INC., Chatham, NJ...

1. A middlebox comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory storing one or more executable instructions that, when executed by the least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
receive, from a server, a middlebox key that includes an indication of a lifetime of the middlebox key,
receive, from a client device, one or more data packets including encrypted header data and a client device identifier,
determine whether to permit a transmission of the one or more data packets to the server or prevent a transmission of the one or more data packets to the server based on the middlebox key and whether a match exists between the encrypted header data, after decryption, and the client device identifier,
prevent the transmission of the one or more data packets to the server after:
determining that the encrypted header data was encrypted using the middlebox key, and
determining that the encrypted header data, after decryption, does not match the client device identifier; and
permit the transmission of the one or more data packets to the server after:
determining that the encrypted header data was encrypted using the middlebox key, and
determining that the encrypted header data, after decryption, does match the client device identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,999,201

DYNAMIC ADVERTISEMENT ROUTING

ENGINE MEDIA, LLC, Princ...

1. A system of network latency optimization for an online advertisement auction system, the system comprising:a memory storing a latency cache and a routing pool, wherein the routing pool stores a plurality of target addresses for an advertiser including a first target address and a second target address;
a plurality of network interfaces including a first network interface and a second network interface; and
a load balancer executing on one or more processors to:
determine a first plurality of latencies to each of the plurality of target addresses stored in the routing pool, including a first latency of a first network route from the first network interface to the first target address, a second latency of a second network route from the second network interface to the first target address, a third latency of a third network route from the first network interface to the second target address, and a fourth latency of a fourth network route from the second network interface to the second target address;
establish a first session through the first network route and a second session through the third network route, wherein a plurality of current latencies are stored in the latency cache including a current first latency of the first network route and a current third latency of the third network route;
responsive to receiving a first request from a publisher for a bid for an advertisement slot and based on the latency cache, select the first target address via the first network route for sending the first request to the advertiser; and
determine a fifth latency of a fifth network route from the second network interface to the first target address and a sixth latency of a sixth network route from the second network interface to the second target address, wherein the first session through the first network route and the second session through the third network route are kept alive while the fifth latency and the sixth latency are determined.

US Pat. No. 10,999,197

END-TO-END IDENTITY-AWARE ROUTING ACROSS MULTIPLE ADMINISTRATIVE DOMAINS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from an egress edge device of a first overlay network under administrative control of a first network controller by an ingress edge device of a second overlay network under administrative control of a second network controller, a first encapsulated packet including an original packet;
de-encapsulating, by the ingress edge device of the second overlay network, the first encapsulated packet to obtain the original packet and a user or group identifier;
applying, by the ingress edge device of the second overlay network, a user or group policy matching the user or group identifier to the original packet to determine a next hop for the original packet;
encapsulating, by the ingress edge device of the second overlay network, the original packet and the user or group identifier to generate a second encapsulated packet; and
forwarding, by the ingress edge device of the second overlay network, the second encapsulated packet to the next hop.

US Pat. No. 10,999,090

MULTICAST FLOW PRIORITIZATION

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a router, a protocol independent multicast (PIM) join message indicating at least one requested multicast flow, wherein the received PIM join message has a source encoding type that includes an attribute field used to carry a priority value for the requested multicast flow;
determining, by the router, whether a number of installed multicast flows in entries of a multicast state table stored at the router has reached a multicast flow limit associated with the router such that the multicast state table has no available entries, wherein each multicast flow is associated with a unique multicast group address, and wherein each of the installed multicast flows in the multicast state table has an associated multicast route for the unique multicast group address installed in forwarding information of the router;
based on the multicast flow limit being reached, comparing, by the router, the priority value for the requested multicast flow to a priority value for one of the installed multicast flows in the multicast state table, wherein each of the priority value for the requested multicast flow and the priority value for the one of the installed multicast flows comprises an identifier defined to indicate a priority associated with a preference for a customer to receive multicast traffic carried by the respective multicast flow; and
determining, by the router, whether to install the requested multicast flow in the multicast state table based on the comparison, wherein determining whether to install the requested multicast flow comprises:
based on the priority value for the requested multicast flow being higher than the priority value for the one of the installed multicast flows, deleting the one of the installed multicast flows from the multicast state table such that the multicast state table has at least one available entry,
installing the requested multicast flow in the available entry of the multicast state table, and
installing an associated multicast route for the unique multicast group address associated with the requested multicast flow into the forwarding information of the router.

US Pat. No. 10,999,082

LOCALIZED GARBLED CIRCUIT DEVICE

Analog Devices, Inc., Wi...

1. A security device comprising:a housing;
a processor disposed in the housing, the processor configured to implement a garbled circuit including implementing a generator and an evaluator of the garbled circuit; and
a tamper resistant module connected to the processor, the tamper resistant module configured to generate an output value based on tamper-dependent physical characteristics of the tamper resistant module.

US Pat. No. 10,999,060

DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A data processing method, comprising:establishing a logic contract of a blockchain and one or more data contracts corresponding to the logic contract by:
separating a logic part of a smart contract of the blockchain to establish the logic contract, and
when a volume of data contracts in the blockchain reaches a preset threshold, establishing a new data contract, wherein the established one or more data contracts comprise the new data contract;
deploying the logic contract and the one or more data contracts on the blockchain;
storing data of a target block in the blockchain into the one or more data contracts;
computing a hash value of each of the one or more data contracts;
computing a hash value of the logic contract; and
determining a hash value of the target block in the blockchain based on the hash value of the logic contract and the hash value of each of the one or more data contracts.

US Pat. No. 10,999,039

PROVIDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/NEGATIVE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (ACK/NACK) FEEDBACK FOR DOWNLINK SEMI-PERSISTENT SCHEDULING (SPS) WITH SUB-SLOT PERIODICITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a configuration that indicates a first sub-slot periodicity for downlink semi-persistent scheduling (SPS), wherein the first sub-slot periodicity is a periodicity of a quantity of symbols;
receiving a plurality of transmissions according to the first sub-slot periodicity in a first slot, wherein the first sub-slot periodicity enables receiving the plurality of transmissions within a single slot in accordance with the periodicity of the quantity of symbols; and
transmitting hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) information in a second slot, wherein the second slot includes a plurality of physical uplink control channels (PUCCHs) with a second sub-slot periodicity, and wherein the HARQ-ACK information is associated with the plurality of transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,999,931

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A manufacturing method of a display device, comprising:providing a first substrate having a first region and a second region;
disposing a second substrate on the first substrate, wherein the second substrate is overlapping the first region;
disposing at least one drive IC on the second region;
disposing a protection layer on the second region, wherein the protection layer is disposed enclosing the at least one drive IC, the protection layer has a maximum height larger than a maximum height of the at least one drive IC, and the protection layer uncovers a least portion of a top surface of the at least one drive IC;
disposing a polarizer on the second substrate; and
disposing a conductive adhesive layer on the second substrate,
wherein the conductive adhesive layer is located above the at least one drive IC and at least part of the protection layer, and the conductive adhesive layer is not disposed on the polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,999,909

LED LIGHTING DEVICE, PARTICULARLY FOR VEHICLES

ELMOS SEMICONDUCTOR SE, ...

1. A lighting device, particularly for vehicles, comprisingat least two LED chains, each LED chain including a respective series circuit including a plurality of LEDs,
a multi-channel power supply unit for the at least two LED chains including at least two power sources, wherein each LED chain is associated with a respective power source and each LED chain is electrically connected on one side to a power supply output connection of the respective power source included in the multi-channel power supply unit and on the other side to a reference potential, and
a monitoring device for detecting a short circuit in a predefinable number of LEDs of any one of the at least two LED chains, wherein the monitoring device is provided with:
a detector for each LED chain for identifying and signalling an interruption in the current flow in the respective LED chain,
a controllable interrupter switch for each LED chain, the respective controllable interrupter switch for each LED chain including a respective control connection controllable by a respective control signal and a respective current path which can be switched to a conductive state or a non-conductive state depending on a magnitude of the respective control signal, wherein the respective controllable interrupter switch for each LED chain is connected in series with the respective LED chain, and
at least one coupling component assembly connected respectively between each of the control connections of the respective controllable interrupter switches for enabling a flow of current from the respective control connection of one controllable interrupter switch to the respective control connection of the other controllable interrupter switch when a voltage of a value greater than or equal to a predefinable switching voltage is applied across the respective at least one coupling component assembly,
wherein, in the event of a short circuit of the predefined number of LEDs in the LED chain associated with the one controllable interrupter switch, the voltage of the value greater than or equal to the predefinable switching voltage is applied across the respective coupling component assembly, and therefore the control signal of the other controllable interrupter switch associated with another LED chain assumes a value that opens the other controllable interrupter switch, such that the detector associated with the other LED chain signals an interruption of the current flow in the other LED chain.

US Pat. No. 10,999,908

AC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND AC LED DRIVE METHODS AND APPARATUS

LYNK LABS, INC., Elgin, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one LED;
a semiconductor device configured to emit a laser;
a data receiver including an antenna, wherein the data receiver is configured to transmit and receive data;
a circuit configured to detect human touch via capacitive sensing; and
a battery ground capacitively coupled to at least one of the data receiver, the circuit, the at least one LED, or the semiconductor device via a conductor,
wherein the apparatus is portable, and
wherein the at least one LED, the semiconductor device, the data receiver, the circuit, and the battery ground are contained within a package and connected to at least one circuit board within the package.

US Pat. No. 10,999,889

SYSTEM, INSTRUMENT, AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A PREMISES

VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC., Sa...

1. A system device for monitoring a premises, the system device comprising:a housing,
a communication interface within the housing, the communication interface comprising at least one of an input/output port or a connection for an antenna, and
an electronic controller positioned in the housing, the electronic controller including a processor and a memory electrically connected to the processor, wherein a plurality of instructions are stored on the memory, which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive an alarm signal indicative of an emergency event at the premises via the communication interface,
transmit, via the communication interface, a first message to a first group of communication devices in response to receiving the alarm signal,
determine whether the first message has not been canceled after a predetermined period of time following the transmission of the first message has elapsed, and transmit, via the communication interface, a second message to a second group of communication devices different from the first group based on the first message not being canceled, and
determine whether to transmit, via the communication interface, a third message to a third group of communication devices different from the first group and the second group after the predetermined period of time has elapsed,
wherein the first group, the second group, and the third group of communication devices are associated with different groups of recipients, and
wherein each of the first message, the second message, and the third message is customized based on the group of recipients associated with each of the first group, the second group, and the third group of communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,999,888

METHOD FOR RELEASING CONTEXT OF USER EQUIPMENT IN NON-3GPP ACCESS NETWORK AND NETWORK ENTITY PERFORMING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

10. A first network entity communicating with a non-3GPP access, the first network entity comprising:a processor configured to control detecting that an user equipment (UE) is not reachable, sending a UE context release request message to a second network entity, receiving a UE context release command message from the second network entity, exchanging an internet key exchange (IKE) information exchange message with the UE, and sending a UE context release complete message to the second network entity, and
a network interface configured to communicate with the UE and the network entity.

US Pat. No. 10,999,884

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message associated with a secondary cell group (SCG),
performing a re-establishment associated with a radio link control (RLC) entity based on the RRC message;
obtaining, from an upper layer of the terminal, information indicating a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) data recovery based on the RRC message;
identifying, based on the information indicating the PDCP data recovery, first PDCP data previously submitted to the re-established RLC entity, for which a successful delivery has not been confirmed by a lower layer;
transmitting the identified first PDCP data to the base station;
receiving, a PDCP status report from the base station;
identifying, based on the PDCP status report, second PDCP data previously submitted to the re-established RLC entity, for which a successful delivery is confirmed; and
discarding the identified second PDCP data.

US Pat. No. 10,999,878

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR IMPROVING SIGNAL PROCESSING EFFICIENCY

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communication method for a mobile communication system, the communication method comprising:selecting, by a Mobility Management Entity (MME) or a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) that performs mobility management of a communication terminal (UE), a Serving Gateway for control plane (SGW-C) and a Packet Data Network Gateway for control plane (PGW-C) that process control plane data related to the UE;
sending, by the MME or the SGSN, a Create Session Request message including an indication flag to the SGW-C and the PGW-C, wherein the indication flag indicates that a Serving Gateway for user plane (SGW-U) and a Packet Data Network Gateway for user plane (PGW-U) are combined; and
selecting, by the SGW-C and the PGW-C, the combined SGW-U and PGW-U that processes user plane data related to the UE, based on the indication flag included in the Create Session Request message.

US Pat. No. 10,999,871

RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE FOR CV2X

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving a discovery message from a recipient;
transmitting, from a wireless device, a random access channel (RACH) preamble on a first time domain resource to the recipient; and
transmitting, from the wireless device, a second RACH message to the recipient on a second time domain resource after the first time domain resource, the second time domain resource being defined by a mapping from the first time domain resource, wherein transmitting the second RACH message is in response to receiving the discovery message from the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,999,868

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus for communicating with a terminal apparatus in a communication system that applies a communication method applied to a first frequency band used in a dedicated manner to a second frequency band different from the first frequency band, the base station apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to perform carrier sense on the second frequency band based on a prescribed frame structure among multiple frame structures to obtain the second frequency band during a prescribed duration;
a transmitter configured to notify control information regarding the prescribed frame structure and transmit a downlink signal to the terminal apparatus during the prescribed duration based on the prescribed frame structure, and
in a case that the transmitter transmits a downlink signal to the terminal apparatus during the prescribed duration, based on a frame structure different from the prescribed frame structure, the receiver performs carrier sense with random backoff on the second frequency band, based on the different frame structure.

US Pat. No. 10,999,863

RESOURCES OF A CONFIGURED PERIODIC GRANT OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a first message comprising:
a timing offset and information on a start symbol for identifying a resource of a configured periodic grant of a first type,
a first periodicity of the configured periodic grant of the first type, and
a demodulation reference signal parameter of the configured periodic grant of the first type;
identifying one or more symbols associated with the resource of the configured periodic grant of the first type based on the timing offset, the information on the start symbol, and the first periodicity; and
transmitting, to the base station via the one or more symbols associated with the resource of the configured periodic grant of the first type, one or more transport blocks based on the demodulation reference signal parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,999,861

RATE MATCHING AND SEMI PERSISTENT SCHEDULING CONFIGURATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying a channel quality indication (CQI) table that provides one or more parameters associated with one or more modulation orders for transmissions between the UE and a base station;
receiving radio resource control (RRC) signaling that includes signaled modulation order information;
receiving, from the base station, control information for a downlink transmission, the control information including a first index value for a first entry in a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) table, wherein the first entry in the MCS table indicates a first modulation order different than the signaled modulation order information and independently of the one or more modulation orders of the CQI table; and
determining a rate matching parameter for the downlink transmission based at least in part on at least one of the first modulation order or the CQI table.

US Pat. No. 10,999,857

DYNAMIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication in a wireless backhaul network, comprising:determining whether data is available to be transmitted by a first access node to a second access node via a first communication link using a radio access technology (RAT) that supports a synchronized frame structure, wherein the first communication link is a backhaul link, and wherein the first access node acts as an access node for communications of the second access node on the first communication link;
receiving, at the first access node and from a first wireless node, an indication of whether a resource of a second communication link associated with the first access node and the first wireless node, time synchronized with the first communication link, is available during a time interval defined by the synchronized frame structure, wherein the first access node acts as a user equipment (UE) for communications on the second communication link; and
transmitting, by the first access node, the data to the second access node via the first communication link using the resource during the time interval based at least in part on the indication indicating that the resource of the second communication link is available during the time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,999,856

APPROACH FOR MANAGING THE USE OF COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS BASED ON PERFORMANCE

Bandspeed LLC, Austin, T...

1. A wireless communications device configured to perform wireless communications for achieving an acceptable level of transmission quality, wherein being configured to perform wireless communications for achieving the acceptable level of transmission quality includes being configured to:receive information characterizing channel performance of a plurality of wireless communications channels available for performing spread spectrum wireless communications between two or more wireless communications devices of a wireless communications network;
determine a subset of said available communications channels that excludes one or more of said available wireless communications channels each characterized by said channel performance information as failing to exhibit a specified level of channel performance; and
cause a first duration of a particular instance of said spread spectrum wireless communications to be performed between the two or more wireless communications devices using a first communications channel of the subset.

US Pat. No. 10,999,855

ADJUSTING THROUGHPUT THRESHOLD OF NETWORK DEVICES FOR 5G OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS NETWORK

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving request data representative of a throughput adjustment request for a throughput adjustment;
based on the throughput adjustment request, determining a connection device that is compelled to adjust throughput; and
in response to the determining the connection device that is compelled to adjust throughput and based on the throughput adjustment request, requesting the connection device to adjust a throughput range from a first throughput range to a second throughput range.

US Pat. No. 10,999,850

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication device, comprising:a transmitter configured to directly transmit a radio signal to another communication device, wherein
the transmitter is configured to
transmit, when first location information indicating a geographical location of the communication device is acquired, the radio signal, based on a first radio resource associated with a location indicated by the first location information, and
transmit, when the communication device cannot acquire the first location information, the radio signal, based on a second radio resource, wherein
the second radio resource is a radio resource not associated with the unacquired geographical location of the communication device, and is available to the communication device only when the first location information indicating the geographical location is not acquired.

US Pat. No. 10,999,844

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING AND/OR USING PARTIAL AND BULK SPECTRUM IN A CITIZENS BROADBAND RADIO SERVICE (CBRS) NETWORK

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method of operating a first citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) device (CBSD), the method comprising:determining the current spectrum needs of the first CBSD based on channel loading;
estimating future spectrum needed by the first CBSD;
communicating one or more of current or future CBRS spectrum need information to other CBSDs;
receiving one or more of current or future CBSD spectrum need information from another CBSD;
determining the amount of spectrum currently needed by a first cluster of CBSDs, said first cluster of CBSDs including multiple CBSDs, said first CBSD being one of the CBSDs in said first cluster of CBSDs;
communicating to a spectrum access system (SAS) information indicating current spectrum needed for the first cluster of CBSDs, said information indicating current spectrum needed for the first cluster of CBSDs being based on said received one or more of current or future CBSD spectrum need information from said another CBSD;
receiving from the SAS a spectrum allocation, said spectrum allocation being an allocation of spectrum assigned to the first cluster of CBSDs;
selecting from spectrum assigned from the SAS to the first cluster of CBSDs, a first portion of the spectrum to be used by the first CBSD, selecting said first portion including selecting a range of frequencies in the spectrum assigned to the first cluster of CBSDs to be used by the first CBSD;
communicating to a second CBSD in said first cluster of CBSDs information indicating the spectrum allocated to the first cluster of CBSDs and the first portion of said spectrum selected by the first CBSD to be used by the first CBSD; and
using the first portion of the spectrum allocated to the first cluster of CBSDs to communicate with user equipment (UE) devices serviced by the first CBSD.

US Pat. No. 10,999,840

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA TRANSMISSION OF FRONT-HAUL TRANSPORT NETWORK, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATIO...

1. A data transmission method for a front-haul transport network (FTN), comprising:determining a configuration parameter of a logical channel for data transmission, wherein the configuration parameter comprises a type of the logical channel, and different logical channels have at least one of different transmission delays or different utilization rates of physical transmission resources;
mapping the logical channel to at least one block frame of a frame based on the configuration parameter, wherein each block frame has a preset correspondence with a physical transmission resource; and
transporting data carried in the at least one block frame according to the type of the logical channel mapped to the at least one block frame,
wherein a format of the block frame is an encoding format of 64B/66B.

US Pat. No. 10,999,839

SCHEDULING REQUEST TRIGGERING IN A WIRELESS DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a wireless device, comprising:receiving, from a base station, one or more messages including configuration parameters for a logical channel, wherein the configuration parameters indicates a mapping restriction of the logical channel to a first radio resource type among a plurality of radio resource types, and the first radio resource type being related to one or more first cells;
triggering a buffer status report based on uplink data becoming available for the logical channel;
receiving, from the base station, an uplink grant indicating radio resources of a second radio resource type among the plurality of radio resource types, the second radio resource type being related to one or more second cells different from the one or more first cells;
triggering a scheduling request in response to:
the triggering of the buffer status report; and
the second radio resource type being different from the first radio resource type indicated by the mapping restriction; and
transmitting, to the base station, the scheduling request.

US Pat. No. 10,999,838

SIGNAL CONFIGURATION DEVICE, SIGNAL CONFIGURATION SYSTEM, SIGNAL CONFIGURATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING SIGNAL CONFIGURATION PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A signal configuration apparatus comprising:at least one processor for generating a frame to be transmitted so that each of a plurality of slots constituting the frame to be transmitted contains transmission mode information indicating a transmission mode, wherein
the at least one processor is configured to set the plurality of slots so that each of the plurality of slots contains slot-specific information and frame-common information, and
the at least one processor is further configured to perform error correction processing for adding a code for error correction to the frame,
the slot-specific information including the transmission mode information indicating a transmission mode of each slot being a slot corresponding to each of the plurality of slots, and
the frame-common information being common to the plurality of slots and including first information indicating a first packet for a switching from the signal configuration apparatus to another signal configuration apparatus of Type Length Value (TLV) transmission packets and second information on a number of allocated slots for each transmission mode related to a slot corresponding to each of the plurality of slots.

US Pat. No. 10,999,837

METHOD FOR SETTING DYNAMIC SUBFRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving and transmitting a signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving system information including an uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configuration for a plurality of UL and DL subframes;
receiving information on a specific UL subframe among the plurality of UL and DL subframes indicated by the UL-DL configuration is being reconfigured to a DL subframe based on an indication of a physical control channel;
receiving a HARQ (Hybrid-Automatic Repeat and reQuest)-acknowledgment/negative acknowledgment (ACK/NACK) configuration information for the reconfigured DL subframe through a higher layer signaling;
receiving a downlink data on the reconfigured DL subframe;
transmitting a first HARQ-ACK/NACK related to the downlink data based on the HARQ-ACK/NACK configuration information for the reconfigured DL subframe;
transmitting an uplink data based on the UL-DL configuration; and
receiving a second HARQ-ACK/NACK related to the uplink data based on the system information,
wherein the second HARQ-ACK/NACK related to the uplink data is received at a first timeline according to the system information which is different than a second timeline for the first HARQ-ACK/NACK related to the reconfigured DL subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,999,834

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND MAINTAINING AN ACCURATE NETWORK MAP IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method in a communications network comprising a plurality of access points (APs), the method comprising:modifying one or more management frames in Layer 2 in the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model to create an accurate network map in said network and, when a network map exists, to update said network map, wherein said management frames comprise IEEE 802.11 beacon frames.

US Pat. No. 10,999,831

IMPROVING SLOW DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION RELIABILITY

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:generating, with regard to a subframe including slow downlink control information, an indication element indicating that the slow downlink control information transmitted in this subframe has the same content as another slow downlink control information in a previous subframe or past subframes, wherein the slow downlink control information is mapped to a downlink control channel candidate;
mapping the indication element to the same downlink control channel candidate as the slow downlink control information; and
causing transmission of the indication element in the same subframe as the slow downlink control information to a user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,999,828

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A wireless communications system configured to perform wireless communication by using a first band dedicated to the system and a second band, the system comprising:a base station configured to
detect an available carrier wave of the second band, wherein the second band is shared by the wireless communication system and another wireless communication system with a different base station from the base station,
control a detection interval of the available carrier wave or a detection period of the available carrier wave; and continuously transmit downlink user data in the second band during at least a portion of a remaining period of a first unit period, wherein
the downlink user data is scheduled to have a data length equal to a length of the portion of the remaining period, when detecting the available carrier wave of the second band in the first unit period, and
transmit in a second unit period subsequent to the first unit period, a control signal that permits the terminal to transmit uplink data to the base station in the second band, the base station transmitting the control signal in the first band to the terminal so as to perform the uplink data transmission; and
the terminal configured to transmit the uplink data, based on the control signal transmitted by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,999,822

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT USAGE OF DAI BITS FOR EIMTA IN LTE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications in a time division duplex (TDD) based network, comprising:determining at least one of a parameter for a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) message bundling or a HARQ message codebook, wherein the parameter for the HARQ message bundling is determined based on a number of assigned subframes in a downlink association set of subframes detected by a user equipment, or the HARQ message codebook is determined based on at least one of a size of the downlink association set of subframes or a size of a dynamic set of subframes excluding one or more flexible uplink subframes;
transmitting one or more HARQ messages based on at least one of the parameter or the HARQ message codebook; and
discarding an uplink downlink assignment index (DAI) in an uplink grant,
wherein the one or more HARQ messages is transmitted without the uplink DAI.

US Pat. No. 10,999,821

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING OFDM SIGNAL, AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING OFDM SIGNAL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting, by a transmitting device, an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating, by a digital module of the transmitting device, a frequency-shifted OFDM baseband signal by performing frequency up-shift of a first signal by a difference between a carrier frequency f0 and a first frequency fbase, wherein the first frequency fbase is, among frequencies corresponding to integer multiples of 128?f, closest to the carrier frequency f0, and wherein ?f is an OFDM subcarrier spacing;
up-converting, by an analog oscillator of the transmitting device, the frequency-shifted OFDM baseband signal by the first frequency fbase to generate an OFDM symbol signal at the carrier frequency f0; and
transmitting, by a transmitter of the transmitting device, the OFDM symbol signal at the carrier frequency f0.

US Pat. No. 10,999,818

PAGING METHOD, DEVICE, AND PAGING SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication system, comprising a base station and a user equipment, wherein:the base station is configured to receive a paging message of the user equipment;
the base station is further configured to determine a coverage level of the user equipment;
the base station is further configured to send an air interface paging message to the user equipment according to the coverage level of the user equipment, wherein the air interface paging message comprises the paging message, and the coverage level indicates a network coverage intensity of a location in which the user equipment is located;
the base station is further configured to receive indication information that is used to instruct to re-send the paging message; and
the base station is further configured to re-determine the coverage level of the user equipment; and to re-send the paging message to the user equipment according to the re-determined coverage level.

US Pat. No. 10,999,811

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS INCLUDING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL DETECTOR AND CELL SEARCHING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

11. A cell searching method of a wireless communication device comprising:receiving a wireless signal in which occurrence of each of a narrow primary synchronization signal (NPSS) and a narrow secondary synchronization signal (NSSS) is defined at preset time intervals;
setting a first maximum number of accumulations regarding an operation of accumulating NPSS correlation values, wherein the wireless signal comprises a first frame including a plurality of sub-frames;
calculating first NPSS correlation values by performing an NPSS correlation calculation between each sub-frame of the first frame and a plurality of NPSS reference signals;
respectively accumulating the first NPSS correlation values with previous NPSS correlation values to generate first cumulative values, where the accumulating comprises, for each sub-frame, adding the first NPSS correlation value of the sub-frame at a position within the first frame to the previous NPSS correlation value of a sub-frame at the same position within a previous frame;
determining whether an effective NPSS is detected based on the first cumulative values; wherein the detecting of whether the effective NPSS is detected comprises: deriving a first effectiveness determination threshold value based on the first number of accumulations; and determining whether the effective NPSS is detected, based on a comparison between the first cumulative values and the first effectiveness determination threshold value;
and when a first number of accumulations, which is obtained when the first NPSS correlation values are respectively accumulated to generate the first cumulative values, is less than the first maximum number of accumulations, obtaining frame boundary information from the effective NPSS when the effective NPSS is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,999,810

PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL (PRACH) CONFIGURATION PERIODICITY EXTENSION FOR BACKHAUL LINKS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment functionality (UEF) entity, comprising:identifying a scaling factor associated with determining a periodicity of backhaul physical random access channel (PRACH) resources;
determining a periodicity of PRACH resources associated with a PRACH configuration index; and
determining the periodicity of the backhaul PRACH resources based at least in part on applying the scaling factor to the periodicity of PRACH resources associated with the PRACH configuration index,
wherein the scaling factor is used to extend the periodicity of the backhaul PRACH resources as compared to a periodicity of access PRACH resources.

US Pat. No. 10,999,805

TRANSMIT POWER DETERMINING METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for determining a first-link transmit power, wherein the method comprises:receiving, by a first user equipment (UE), first indication information, wherein the first indication information comprises indication information of a first maximum transmit power of a second UE; and
determining, by the first UE, the first-link transmit power, wherein the first-link transmit power is a smaller one of the first maximum transmit power of the second UE and a first power, or the first-link transmit power is a smallest one of a second maximum transmit power of the first UE, the first maximum transmit power of the second UE, and the first power, wherein the first power is determined based on transmission bandwidth of the first link and a path loss value of the first link, and wherein the first link is a link between the first UE and the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,999,798

EFFICIENT SCAN AND SERVICE DISCOVERY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a node configured to communicatively couple to an antenna; and
an interface circuit, communicatively coupled to the node, configured to communicate with a recipient electronic device, and configured to:
provide, to the node, a wake-up beacon associated with a predefined sub-channel in one or more channels in a band of frequencies, wherein the wake-up beacon is for a wake-up radio in the recipient electronic device;
wherein the wake-up beacon is provided within an associated time interval that corresponds to a keep-alive interval of the electronic device beyond which the recipient electronic device is to scan for another electronic device;
wherein the wake-up beacon comprises a field that comprises service information specifying one or more types of services associated with the electronic device and specifying vendor information for a provider of a service; and
wherein the electronic device has received an indication associated with the recipient electronic device indicating that the recipient electronic device will awaken a main radio of the recipient electronic device when there is downlink traffic associated with the one or more types of services.

US Pat. No. 10,999,449

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MEASURE BLUR AND ADJUST PRINTER PARAMETERS IN RESPONSE TO BLUR

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method, comprising:printing, via a multi-function device (MFD), an image on a print media, wherein the image comprises a line in a cross-process direction;
scanning, by the MFD, the image;
calculating, by the MFD, a blur count for each location of the image in a cross-process direction, wherein the calculating comprises:
comparing a reverse gray value of each pixel of the line in a process direction to a threshold; and
calculating a number of pixels that is below the threshold;
determining, by the MFD, that the blur count for at least one location of the image is above a blur threshold; and
adjusting, by the MFD, at least one print parameter for a subsequently printed image on the MFD.

US Pat. No. 10,999,191

PACKET BROADCASTING MECHANISM FOR MESH INTERCONNECTED MULTI-COMPUTERS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for packet broadcasting in a mesh-interconnected multi-computer network having a plurality of routers interconnected to a plurality of arbiters, comprising:live-lock free arbitering, by each of the plurality of arbiters, between two or more packet broadcast requests using a shared priority matrix, implemented by a binary matrix, that selects one of the two or more packet broadcast requests and includes a column for each of the plurality of routers, the shared priority matrix being shared amongst the plurality of arbiters and storing priority information determined from summing the matrix column values and relating to a correspondence between a plurality of packet broadcast requests, including the two or more packet broadcast requests, with respect to priorities assigned to each of the plurality of packet broadcast requests, each of the columns of the shared priority matrix corresponding to a respective one of the routers.

US Pat. No. 10,999,085

POWER CONTROL METHOD, DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN ETHERNET POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITA...

1. A power control method applicable to a power over Ethernet system, comprising: determining whether there is a target powered device that needs to be connected to the power over Ethernet system;when it is determined that there is a target powered device that needs to be connected to the power over Ethernet system, calculating a sum of actual power of all powered devices that are currently powered on to obtain a total required power;
determining whether the total required power exceeds a preset second power threshold, when the total required power exceeds the preset second power threshold, powering off a powered device that is currently powered on according to priorities corresponding to port numbers of all the powered devices that are currently powered on until the total required power is less than the second power threshold;
when the total required power does not exceed the preset second power threshold, determining whether to power on the target powered device according to a preset first power threshold, wherein the second power threshold is greater than the first power threshold, determining whether to power on the target powered device according to the preset first power threshold comprises:
determining whether the total required power exceeds the preset first power threshold in the power over Ethernet system,
when the total required power does not exceed the preset second power threshold and is greater than the first power threshold, determining whether a priority corresponding to a port number of the target powered device is the lowest;
when the priority of the target powered device is the lowest, rejecting powering on the target powered device; and
when the priority of the target powered device is not the lowest, selecting a powered device to be powered off from powered devices that are currently powered on and have priorities lower than the priority of the target powered device, and powering off the selected powered device to be powered off and powering on the target powered device when a sum of actual power of powered devices that are not selected and the maximum power of the target powered device is less than or equal to the first power threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,999,071

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND CLOUD SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING AN APPLICATION IN A CLOUD SYSTEM

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for executing an application in a cloud system, the method comprising:receiving a request for executing the application in the cloud system;
receiving user data of a first user related to execution of the application;
storing the user data of the first user in a first storage area of a computing environment of the cloud system;
determining whether executing the application requires user data of a second user;
performing authorization and authentication on the first user for data usage using an authorization and authentication message including an encrypted address of the first user, a public key, a private key signature on a blockchain of the first user, and an encrypted address of the second user, wherein the performing authorization and authentication on the first user for data usage using an authorization and authentication message includes
calculating an encrypted address of the first user by using a public key of the first user in the authorization and authentication message,
decrypting the private key signature on the blockchain of the first user using the public key, and
confirming that the authorization and authentication on the first user for data usage has been passed in response to determining that the calculated encrypted address is the same as the encrypted address of the first user contained in the authorization and authentication message and determining that the decrypted private key signature is the same as a hash value of a last block on a blockchain of the second user;
receiving the user data of the second user;
executing the application in the computing environment based on the user data of the first user and the user data of the second user to obtain an execution result; and
storing the execution result in a second storage area of the computing environment, wherein, access permission of the first user to the first storage area is a write-only permission, and wherein access permission of the first user to the second storage area is a read-only permission.

US Pat. No. 10,999,066

BRAIN-ACTUATED CONTROL AUTHENTICATED KEY EXCHANGE

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a brain-actuated control authenticated key exchange (“BACAKE”) computing system, neural signals from a brain-computer interface coupled to an individual;
extracting, by the BACAKE computing system, physical movement intentions of the individual from the neural signals;
mapping, by the BACAKE computing system, the physical movement intentions to a character string representing a knowledge factor; and
establishing, by the BACAKE computing system, a secure, mutually authenticated communication channel between the BACAKE computing system and a provider computing system by using the knowledge factor as an input to a password authenticated key exchange protocol,
wherein the establishing the secure, mutually authenticated communication channel comprises:
generating, by the BACAKE computing system, a symmetric encryption key using the knowledge factor as an input to a key exchange protocol;
encrypting, by the BACAKE computing system, credentials of the individual and a challenge question using the symmetric encryption key;
transmitting, by the BACAKE computing system, the encrypted credentials, the encrypted challenge question, and a cleartext identifier of the individual to the provider computing system, the provider computing system configured to authenticate the individual using the encrypted credentials, the encrypted challenge question, and the cleartext identifier of the individual;
retrieving, by the BACAKE computing system, an encrypted challenge response;
decrypting, by the BACAKE computing system, the encrypted challenge response using the symmetric encryption key; and
verifying, by the BACAKE computing system, the decrypted challenge response so as to authenticate the provider computing system.

US Pat. No. 10,999,061

SERVICE DATA STORAGE METHOD AND APPARATUS, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Tencent Technology (Shenz...

1. A service data storage method, comprising:receiving, by processing circuitry of an apparatus, service data of a user;
determining, by the processing circuitry and in a plurality of blockchains, a target blockchain according to a user attribute of the user; and
generating, by the processing circuitry and based on the service data and an eigenvalue of a block header of a first block in the target blockchain, a second block in the target blockchain, the first block being a previous block of the second block, and the second block being used for recording the service data.

US Pat. No. 10,999,059

SECURE BLOCKCHAIN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

1. An integrated circuit comprising:a central processing unit coupled to a system bus;
a network interface configured to interface with an external device; and
a crypto neuromorphic core coupled to the system bus, the crypto neuromorphic core comprising a processor, an internal bus, and a non-transitory computer-readable memory,
wherein the crypto neuromorphic core is configured to:
store a private key in the non-transitory computer-readable memory accessible to the crypto neuromorphic core but not accessible to the central processing unit and the network interface;
add first data to a blockchain using the private key via the network interface; and
read second data from the blockchain via the network interface
wherein the crypto neuromorphic core is isolated from the central processing unit and the network interface via the system bus, and wherein the crypto neuromorphic core runs its own operating system.

US Pat. No. 10,999,037

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a terminal device, comprising:receiving downlink control information comprising a field indicating the number of scheduled time intervals from a network device; and
obtaining the number of scheduled time intervals from the field;wherein:a length of the field or a granularity of a value carried in the field, or both, are adaptive with the maximum number of the scheduled time intervals;
the granularity of the value carried in the field for a serving carrier with a first subcarrier spacing is different from a granularity of a value carried in a field for another serving carrier with a second subcarrier spacing, which is different from the first subcarrier spacing; and
the number of scheduled time intervals is determined by the formula N=V*X0, wherein N denotes the number of scheduled time intervals, V denotes the value carried in the field and X0 denotes a granularity value.

US Pat. No. 10,999,024

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication terminal, comprising:communication circuitry which, in operation, communicates with a first base station through a plurality of carriers, including at least a primary carrier and a secondary carrier, by carrier aggregation; and
control circuitry which, in operation:
measures reception quality of radio signals transmitted through the plurality of carriers from the first base station to obtain respective measured values;
compares the measured value of the primary carrier to a first threshold value; and
compares the measured value of the secondary carrier to a second threshold value, wherein the control circuitry, in operation:
when discontinuous reception is performed by the communication terminal, wherein periods during which the discontinuous reception is performed by the communication terminal include no data transmission and reception intervals of determined length:
when the measured value of the primary carrier is lower than the first threshold value, performs a neighboring cell measurement for a first corresponding carrier having a same frequency as the primary carrier, of a first neighboring cell, and for a second corresponding carrier, having a same frequency as the secondary carrier, of a second neighboring cell; and
when the measured value of the primary carrier is equal to or higher than the first threshold value, does not perform the neighboring cell measurement; and
when discontinuous reception is not performed by the communication terminal, sends measurement results to the first base station based on the measured value of the primary carrier and the measured value of the secondary carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,994,754

COUPLER FOR A RAILWAY VEHICLE, CORES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION

Pennsy Corporation, West...

1. A mold for forming a railway vehicle coupler, the coupler having a head; a shank; said shank having a shank end portion and a shank mid portion; said shank mid portion having a first side and a second side and connecting said head with said shank end portion; said shank having an upper wall and a lower wall; and at least one mid wall disposed between said upper wall and said lower wall; wherein said coupler shank mid portion has openings on each side thereof;said mold including a plurality of mold parts, wherein said plurality of mold parts include at least a core for forming said openings on each side of said shank mid portion;
said plurality of mold parts forming a coupler head having a guard arm with an upper wall, a lower wall and a mid-wall, and forming said shank end portion having an upper wall, a lower wall, and a mid-wall;
wherein said plurality of mold parts form said head guard arm mid wall, said shank mid portion mid wall, and said shank end portion mid wall in a longitudinally aligned position.

US Pat. No. 10,999,961

POSITIONING DEVICE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A positioning device adapted to centrally position an electronic device in an opening of a circuit board, the positioning device comprising:a support table on which the circuit board is supported;
two pairs of sliding blocks slidably mounted in the support table and movable in a first horizontal direction and a second horizontal direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction, respectively;
a plurality of positioning plates individually extending vertically from the top of each sliding block;
a base on which the support table is supported;
a cylinder in the base;
a ball in the cylinder;
a piston rod slidably mounted in the cylinder that pushes the ball to:
(a) move upward in a vertical direction, and
(b) drive the two pairs of sliding blocks to move away from each other in the first horizontal direction and the second horizontal direction, respectively, until the positioning plates of the two pairs of sliding blocks abut against the inner walls of the opening of the circuit board, respectively, to allow the electronic device to be received in a positioning slot defined by the positioning plates; and
a release mechanism that drives the ball to move downward in the vertical direction to allow the two pairs of sliding blocks to be moved toward each other in the first horizontal direction and the second horizontal direction, so that the positioning plates drives the electronic device received in the positioning slot to move toward a center of the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,999,904

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for dimming control of one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a detection signal generator configured to receive a first comparison signal from a first comparator, determine a duty cycle of the first comparison signal, process information associated with the duty cycle and a threshold value, and generate a detection signal based at least in part on the first comparison signal; and
a drive signal generator configured to receive the detection signal, generate a drive signal based at least in part on the detection signal, and output the drive signal to a switch;
wherein the detection signal generator is further configured to:
generate the detection signal at a first logic level in response to at least the duty cycle of the first comparison signal being larger than the threshold value in magnitude; and
generate the detection signal at a second logic level in response to at least the duty cycle of the first comparison signal being smaller than the threshold value in magnitude;
wherein the drive signal generator is further configured to, in response to at least the detection signal being at the second logic level, generate the drive signal to cause the switch to remain open for a first period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,999,903

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STAGE-BASED CONTROL RELATED TO TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for a lighting system, the system controller comprising:a first controller terminal configured to receive a first signal;
a second controller terminal coupled to a first transistor terminal of a transistor, the transistor further including a second transistor terminal and a third transistor terminal, the second transistor terminal being coupled to a first winding terminal of a winding, the winding further including a second winding terminal coupled to a capacitor; and
a third controller terminal coupled to the third transistor terminal of the transistor;
wherein the system controller is configured to:
in response to the first signal becoming larger than a first threshold in magnitude at a first time, cause a second signal, the second signal representing a magnitude of a current, to ramp up and down during a first duration of time, the first duration of time starting at the first time and ending at a second time; and
in response to the first signal becoming smaller than a second threshold in magnitude at a third time, cause the second signal to ramp up and down during a second duration of time, the second duration of time starting at the third time and ending at a fourth time;
wherein the system controller is further configured to cause the second signal to remain equal to a constant magnitude from the second time to the third time;
wherein:
the first time is earlier than the second time;
the second time is earlier than the third time; and
the third time is earlier than the fourth time.

US Pat. No. 10,999,902

SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION AND CONTROL FOR CONNECTED MODULES IN LIGHTING FIXTURES

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for controlling connected modules in a lighting fixture, the system comprising:a luminaire including a light emitting diode (LED) array;
an LED driver for controlling the LED array;
a master control unit for controlling the LED driver;
a sensor module comprising at least one environmental sensor and a color sensor,
wherein the at least one environment sensor that faces downwardly in a direction away from the lighting fixture,
wherein the at least one environment sensor includes a low-resolution image sensor, an ambient light sensor, an orientation sensor, a movement detection sensor, and a temperature sensor,
wherein the color sensor faces the luminaire directly for measuring a color intensity a light source,
wherein the at least one environmental sensor and color sensor are oriented 180° apart from each other,
and
a first plug-in module for executing at least one of a lighting control function, a communication function, or a power supply function of the lighting fixture,
wherein the first plug-in module is interchangeable with a second plug-in module for executing the at least one of the lighting control function, the communication function, or the power supply function of the lighting fixture,
wherein at least one of the first plug-in module or the second plug-in module comprise a primary interface and a secondary interface, and
wherein the primary interface or the secondary interference is accessed in view of a mounting orientation of said at least one of the first plug-in module or the second plug-in module.

US Pat. No. 10,999,899

HEATING CABLE HAVING EXCELLENT FLEX RESISTANCE AND FLEXIBILITY

1. A heating cable comprising:a plurality of heating wires each including a conductor core wire and an insulating layer covering the conductor core wire;
a central tensile wire arranged around the heating wire, wherein the central tensile wire comprises: at least one high tensile fiber selected from the group consisting of high tensile carbon fiber, high tensile glass fiber, and aramid fiber; and resin covering at least a portion of the at least one high tensile fiber, and
a sheath part configured to cover the plurality of heating wires, wherein the sheath part has an internal diameter of 0.3 to 0.6 mm,
wherein the plurality of heating wires are bunched by being twisted at pitches of 1 to 20 mm in a bundle, the number of the heating wires is in a range of 12 to 50 wires, a total diameter of the bunched heating wires is in a range of 0.3 to 0.6 mm, and the heating cable has a total external diameter of 0.5 to 1.5 mm and a total resistance of 0.25 to 3.0 ?/m,
the conductor core wire comprise a copper alloy,
the copper alloy comprises 0.02 to 2.0% by weight of magnesium (Mg) as an alloy element, based on the total weight of the conductor core wire, as well as copper, and the conductor core wire has a yield stress of 700 to 1200 MPa and a fracture stress of 900 to 1400 MPa, and the conductor core wire satisfies a condition of the following Equation 1:
0.285?[{(109.27×ln(m)+1331.2)×(?135.92m2+527.09m+689.51)}/(2.3×107)]×R?3.10  [Equation 1]
wherein m represents a content (wt %) of the magnesium (Mg), based on the total weight of the conductor core wire, and
R represents a resistance (?/m) per unit length of the conductor core wire.

US Pat. No. 10,999,898

ELECTRICALLY HEATED FLUID TRANSPORTATION PIPE

ITP SA, Louvenciennes (F...

1. A heated pipe for the transportation of a fluid, the heated pipe comprising:a fluid transportation casing;
at least one electric heating cable arranged along the transportation casing, the at least one heating cable including an electrically conductive core arranged in an electrically insulating and thermally conductive sheath;
a thermally insulating material applied onto the at least one heating cable and onto the transportation casing;
an external casing arranged around the thermally insulating material and being integral with the transportation casing in a sealed manner so as to define at least one annular space, and a pressure in the at least one annular space being less than atmospheric pressure; and
at least one external layer of electrically conductive material configured to reduce partial electrical discharges between the at least one heating cable and the transportation casing, the at least one external layer of electrically conductive material having a thickness between 1 ?m and 2000 ?m, the at least one external layer of electrically conductive material being: (i) applied to the sheath of electrically insulating material on each heating cable, and (ii) positioned so as to extend around at least a majority of a circumference of the at least one heating cable.

US Pat. No. 10,999,895

GATEWAY DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE OF SAME

Enseo, LLC, Plano, TX (U...

1. A gateway device comprising:a housing securing a processor and memory therein, the housing being configured to be mounted within a wall located within a space, the housing including a utility box being an in-wall portion and a panel configured to mount thereto, the utility box having a plurality of sidewalls and a rear wall;
the panel forming a front portion of the housing, the panel including vents, the panel configured to mount substantially flush with the wall;
a busing architecture communicatively interconnecting the processor and the memory;
a first physical port secured at the housing and coupled to the busing architecture, the first physical port configured to provide a physical wired interface for data and power to the gateway device, the first physical port being located at the rear wall in the utility box;
a plurality of wireless transceivers associated with the housing and coupled to the busing architecture, the plurality of wireless transceivers configured to communicate via a plurality of wireless standards;
the first physical port providing a power connection to the gateway device;
the first physical port providing a data link to a server, the server managing a geolocation and safety network including a plurality of gateway devices;
at least one of the plurality of wireless transceivers being configured to communicate with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device;
at least one of the plurality of wireless transceivers being configured to communicate with a proximate amenity, the proximate amenity being co-located with the gateway device at the space;
the memory accessible to the processor, the memory including first processor-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:
establish a pairing between the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device and the gateway device via at least one of the plurality of wireless transceivers,
send user interface instructions relative to the amenity to the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device,
receive and process user input instructions relative to the amenity from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device,
generate a command signal, and
send the command signal to the amenity; and
the memory accessible to the processor, the memory including second processor-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:
receive and process a beacon signal including a personal location device identification,
generate a gateway signal including the personal location device identification, a gateway device identification, and signal characteristics indicator, and
send the gateway signal to the server via the data link.

US Pat. No. 10,999,894

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING ACCESS TO SHARED CHANNELS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A control node for operating in a network with shared channels, the control node comprising:one or more processors configured to execute program code to:
determine a rejection strategy for managing contention-based access to a shared channel by one or more transmitters;
transmit or trigger transmission of a transmission request rejection in response to a transmission request by a first transmitter of the one or more transmitters according to the rejection strategy,
wherein the transmission request rejection overrules any transmission grants previously transmitted by another entity in response to the transmission request.

US Pat. No. 10,999,893

MANAGEMENT OF ENHANCED COVERAGE (EC) IN FIFTH GENERATION (5G) SYSTEMS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry, wherein to configure the UE for enhanced coverage (EC) in a 5G network, the processing circuitry is to:
encode N1 configuration request signaling for transmission to an Access and Mobility Function (AMF) of the 5G network, the N1 configuration request signaling including an EC support capability indication of whether the UE supports restriction for EC;
decode N1 configuration response signaling from the AMF, the N1 configuration response signaling including EC restriction information, wherein the EC restriction information is determined based on the EC support capability indication and subscription information of the UE;
perform an EC restriction determination using the EC restriction information, the EC restriction determination to determine a coverage enhancement (CE) mode of operation; and
select a cell from a plurality of available cells within the 5G network based on the enhanced coverage restriction determination; and
memory coupled to the processing circuitry, the memory configured to store the EC restriction information.

US Pat. No. 10,999,892

MESSAGE AND SYSTEM FOR APPLICATION FUNCTION INFLUENCE ON TRAFFIC ROUTING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for coordination between an application function (AF) and a network including a session management function (SMF), comprising:sending, by a policy control function (PCF), a policy and charging control (PCC) rule, the PCC rule indicating an AF subscription to a notification of a user plane (UP) path management event and including an indication that indicates the AF will provide an AF response to the notification of the UP path management event;
receiving, by the SMF, the PCC rule;
according to the PCC rule, sending, by the SMF, the notification of the UP path management event to the AF, wherein the notification indicates a data network access identifier (DNAI) change; and
maintaining, by the SMF, an existing UP path while waiting for the AF response to the UP path management event notification from the AF.

US Pat. No. 10,999,890

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data processing method by a data sending apparatus, comprising:receiving, at a Radio Link Control (RLC) layer, a data packet from a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer, wherein the data packet is used as a first RLC service data unit (SDU); and
encapsulating, at the RLC layer, the first RLC SDU into at least one RLC protocol data unit (PDU),
wherein each one of the at least one RLC PDU comprises:
a header, and
a payload carrying data from the first RLC SDU,
wherein the at least one RLC PDU comprises a first RLC PDU and a second RLC PDU,
wherein the header of the first RLC PDU comprises a segment indicator (SI) field with two bits,
wherein a first value of the two bits of the SI field in the header of the first RLC PDU indicates that the payload of the first RLC PDU comprises a first segment of the first RLC SDU,
wherein the payload of the first RLC PDU comprises the first segment of the first RLC SDU,
wherein the header of the second RLC PDU comprises:
an SI field with two bits, and
a segment offset (SO) field,
wherein a second value of the two bits of the SI field in the header of the second RLC PDU indicates that the payload of the second RLC PDU comprises a last segment of the first RLC SDU,
wherein the payload of the second RLC PDU comprises the last segment of the first RLC SDU, and
wherein an offset value in the SO field in the header of the second RLC PDU indicates a byte offset within the first RLC SDU corresponding to the first byte in the payload of the second RLC PDU.

US Pat. No. 10,999,883

USE OF UPLINK POWER HEADROOM AS A BASIS TO CONTROL CONFIGURATION OF DUAL-CONNECTIVITY SERVICE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling configuration of dual-connectivity service for a user equipment device (UE), wherein the dual-connectivity service comprises the UE being served concurrently over a first connection according to a first radio access technology (RAT) and over a second connection according to a second RAT, the method comprising:determining, by a first base station with which the UE has the first connection according to the first RAT, an uplink power headroom level of a candidate second base station, wherein the uplink power headroom level is based on power headroom of multiple UEs served by the candidate second base station;
using, by the first base station, the determined uplink power headroom level of the candidate second base station as a basis to make a decision of whether to configure the dual-connectivity service with the UE having the second connection with the candidate second base station; and
controlling, by the first base station, configuration of the dual-connectivity service for the UE in accordance with the decision.

US Pat. No. 10,999,879

METHOD, ARRANGEMENT AND DEVICES FOR ENABLING A HYBRID ACCESS GATEWAY SERVER TO IDENTIFY AN ACCESS TYPE OF TRAFFIC ORIGINATING FROM A CUSTOMER-PREMISES EQUIPMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of enabling a hybrid access gateway server to identify an access type of traffic originating from a customer-premises equipment (CPE) having at least two Wide Area Network (WAN) interfaces, the method comprising:receiving, by said CPE from a User Equipment (UE) a request message for requesting access to said service network;
determining, by said CPE, an applicable access type for said received request message;
embedding, by said CPE, an indicator of the determined applicable access type in a connect message to be sent to said hybrid access gateway server for connecting said UE to said service network, wherein the indicator does not include protocol address or port information associated with a WAN interface related to the determined applicable access type; and
transmitting, by said CPE via the WAN interface related to the determined applicable access type, said connect message comprising said indicator of the determined applicable access type.

US Pat. No. 10,999,874

ENHANCED RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL (RACH) PROCEDURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of a random access channel (RACH) procedure at a user equipment (UE), comprising:selecting, at the UE, between a two-step RACH procedure or a four-step RACH procedure, wherein the selecting is based at least on a threshold value from RACH configuration information received from a base station or the RACH configuration information at the UE and either a synchronization signal or a references signal received from the base station; and
transmitting, from the UE, one or more messages associated with the two-step RACH procedure or the four-step RACH procedure based on the selection.

US Pat. No. 10,999,872

RANDOM ACCESS TECHNIQUE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING BEAMFORMING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of performing a random access by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:identifying at least one base station (BS) beam among a plurality of BS beams associated with the random access between the UE and the BS, wherein a received signal strength for each of the at least one BS beam is larger than a threshold value;
selecting a radio transmission resource corresponding to the at least one BS beam;
transmitting, to the BS, a random access message in the selected radio transmission resource; and
receiving, from the BS, a message indicating a success of the random access by the UE in case that a number of a BS beam associated with the success of the random access is larger than or equal to a predetermined number.

US Pat. No. 10,999,870

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS CONFIGURATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE), wherein the UE is configured with multiple Bandwidth Parts (BWPs) in one component carrier, comprising:receiving information from a network node to associate a first RACH (Random Access Channel) configuration with a first BWP for at least one of the multiple BWPs of the one component carrier;
determining whether there is a second RACH configuration associated with a currently active BWP after receiving the information;
selecting a RACH resource to perform a RACH transmission in the currently active BWP using the second RACH configuration if the second RACH configuration is associated with the currently active BWP; and
selecting a RACH resource to perform a RACH transmission in a second BWP which is not the currently active BWP if no RACH configuration is associated with the currently active BWP.

US Pat. No. 10,999,867

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication device comprising:a receiver configured to receive, from a transmitting device, a response frame that is prescribed in IEEE802.11, the response frame having an address field of a receiving station that comprises a first part and a second part,
wherein the first part includes a portion of a receiving station media access control (MAC) address,
wherein the second part contains either a remainder of the receiving station MAC address or replacement values that replace the remainder of the receiving station MAC address, and
wherein the replacement values comprise:
a first value corresponding to a basic service set (BSS); and
a second value used to distinguish the receiving station from another receiving station having a portion of a corresponding MAC address that is identical to the portion of the receiving station MAC address; and
a processor configured to:
set an Intra-BSS network allocation vector (NAV) when the first part and the second part equal a MAC address of an access point of the communication device; and
process the response frame as a clear to send (CTS) frame or an acknowledgement (ACK) frame in accordance with the BSS when the first part and the second part do not equal the MAC address of the access point of the communication device and when the first part and the second part uniquely identify the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,999,865

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND CARRIER THEREOF

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A data transmission method performed by a device, wherein the device is separately configured by radio resource control (RRC) with a plurality of parameters configured for configured grant transmission and with a plurality of parameters configured for dynamic transmission which is triggered by uplink (UL) grant, the method comprising:transmitting data using the plurality of parameters configured for configured grant transmission; and
when retransmission of the data is triggered by UL grant, retransmitting the data using a part of the plurality of parameters configured for the configured grant transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,999,864

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FEEDBACK IN UNLICENSED NEW RADIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) in a shared radio frequency spectrum band, comprising:receiving, at the UE, a downlink grant scheduling a downlink channel to be received by the UE;
identifying, in association with the downlink grant, an acknowledgement (ACK) delay indication, wherein the ACK delay indication indicates a minimum time by which hybrid access request (HARQ) feedback is to be delayed after receiving the downlink channel;
receiving, at the UE, the downlink channel;
determining whether to transmit HARQ feedback for the downlink channel based at least in part on a value of the ACK delay indication; and
transmitting the HARQ feedback based at least in part on the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,999,829

PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, AND BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station, comprising:configuration circuitry configured to and/or programmed to make a configuration of a plurality of narrowband indices for Common Search Spaces (CSSs), wherein a system bandwidth is divided in advance into a plurality of narrowbands with predetermined numbers of Physical Resource Block (PRB) bandwidth, the plurality of narrowbands is identified by the plurality of narrowband indices, and a narrowband index for each CSS is associated with a Coverage Enhancement (CE) level and the CSS is used to monitor a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) for Random Access Response for the CE level; and
transmission circuitry configured to and/or programmed to transmit system information including the configuration of the plurality of narrowband indices for CSSs,
wherein the system information is carried by Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling,
the configuration circuitry is configured to and/or programmed to make a configuration of one narrowband for PDCCH User Equipment-specific Search Space (USS), and the one narrowband for the PDCCH USS is jointly allocated for a plurality of the CE levels,
the transmission circuitry configured to and/or programmed to transmit a configuration information including the configuration of the one narrowband for PDCCH USS, and
the configuration information is carried by RRC signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,999,827

USER EQUIPMENT

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A terminal comprising:a processor that generates an interference indication including interfered carrier information indicating a serving carrier that receives intra-device interference, in dual connectivity between a first radio communication system and a second radio communication system; and
a transmitter that transmits the interference indication to a base station,
wherein the first radio communication system is a New Radio (NR) system, and the second radio communication system is a Long Term Evaluation (LTE) system.

US Pat. No. 10,999,064

NETWORK-BASED DEVICE REGISTRATION FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PLATFORMS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, coupled to the one or more memories, to:
receive, from a network device, information that identifies a user device and comprises four-tuple information for the user device,
the user device to access a radio access network associated with the network device,
the network device to authenticate the user device based on the user device accessing the radio access network, and
the network device to provide, to the device, the information that identifies the user device based on authenticating the user device;
receive, from the user device, a request for a first token,
a server device to generate a session identifier,
the server device to provide, to the user device, encrypted information that includes the session identifier and the four-tuple information, and
the request for the first token including the encrypted information that includes the session identifier and the four-tuple information;
generate the first token based on decrypting the encrypted information that includes the session identifier and the four-tuple information; and
provide, to the user device, information that identifies the first token and the session identifier,
the user device to provide, to the server device, a registration request that includes information that identifies the first token and the session identifier,
the server device to generate a second token based on information associated with the user device and the session identifier,
the server device to compare the first token and the second token,
the server device to provide, to the user device, a device identifier based on comparing the first token and the second token, and
the device identifier to enable the user device to receive content associated with the server device.

US Pat. No. 10,999,036

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DOWNLINK COMMUNICATION IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An operation method of a base station in a communication system, the operation method comprising:transmitting, to a terminal, a radio resource control (RRC) message including transmission configuration information (TCI)-state configuration information including information indicating a starting beam index and an ending beam index, reference signal related information, and a TCI update indicator indicating that an implicit TCI update is performed;
transmitting, to the terminal, a first downlink control information (DCI) including first resource allocation information, wherein the first DCI does not include a field indicating a specific TCI; and
when the implicit TCI update is performed and the first DCI does not include the field indicating the specific TCI, transmitting, to the terminal, a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) through a resource indicated by the first resource allocation information by using a beam #n determined among the starting beam to the ending beam according to a rule preconfigured between the base station and the terminal for the implicit TCI update.

US Pat. No. 10,999,020

TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING DATA RETRANSMISSION IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A telecommunication device for communicating data in a wireless telecommunications system via a wireless interface, the wireless interface being provided by at least a first component carrier within a first frequency band and a second component carrier within a second frequency band, wherein the telecommunication device comprises:a link control module at a link control layer; and
an access control layer module at an access control layer, the link control layer being at a higher layer than the access control layer, wherein
the telecommunication device is configured to
transmit, from the link control module to the access control layer module, a link control layer Packet Data Unit (PDU) for transmission;
transmit first access control layer data using resources allocated within the first component carrier, wherein the first access control layer data corresponds to the PDU;
identify that transmission of data for the PDU has been unsuccessful;
upon identification that transmission of data for the PDU has been unsuccessful, re-transmit, from the link control module to the access control layer module, the PDU and a retransmission indicator identifying at least one of the first component carrier and a type of the first component carrier used for previously attempting to transmit the PDU; and
cause the re-transmitted PDU to be transmitted via second access control layer data using resources allocated within the second component carrier upon receipt of the PDU and the retransmission indicator at the access control layer module.

US Pat. No. 10,999,014

HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST (HARQ) IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method performed by a first wireless local area network (WLAN) device for implementing a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) protocol, comprising:communicating at least a first packet using a first HARQ transmission from the first WLAN device to a second WLAN device;
receiving, from the second WLAN device, a first feedback message for acknowledging the first HARQ transmission, wherein a type of the first feedback message is a HARQ feedback type or a non-HARQ feedback type; and
determining whether to communicate the first packet in a second HARQ transmission to the second WLAN device based, at least in part, on the type of the first feedback message from the second WLAN device.